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Excited to finally have a visa decision between my fiance and I and we are now working on the paperwork. So I plan to keep everyone up-to-date on the process. I tried to do some research on the site, but unable to find anything recent at the moment. Maybe it is there, just haven't looked in the right place.

A few questions:

1. should you copy every page of your passport or just the main page and the page showing your entry and exit from the Philippines?

2. When it comes to proving ongoing relationship, how much do you truly need? On Facebook we have like over 37,000 messages to each other since February 22, 2014, numerous emails and calls through Facebook and Skype to each other. Really not in mood to print 1,000's of pages. So would just a day or two be good? I also help with internet cost every so often, as I want to have something stable when we talk, would it be better to show the money gram orders sent to her account be better than actual conversations? Or both?

3. We met in person in August of 2014, but will file probably at end of this month, but we will also meet again at end of December of 2014 through January 2015, would you add the flight itinerary, her buying my domestic plane tickets, etc...for the trip as part of proving ongoing relationship?

Thanks for all the help,


Romans 8:28 - And we know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose.
Hebrews 11:6 - And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

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main page and entry stamps is fine.Photo`s of you and her, especially with family is VERY important.Someone with more knowledge of phils. requirements will help here but I know some embassies frown on money transfers. Itinerary for dec. visit wont hurt, once again, phils. people will help you, we sent my entry stamps(6 entries in a 2 year period) and about 20 photo`s of us AND family, her son,mother, sister etc...Not just you 2 together. we personally submitted no more evidence with our I-129-F....good luck! Also, going to the Philippine subforum here will help you with Phillipine specific questions.

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9/16/2013-I-129-F Petition Rec`d-(Dallas lockbox, transfered to CSC)
9/19/2013-Notice Date- NOA-1
10/1/2013-Notice Date- NOA-2-I-129-F Petition Approved!
11/1/2013-NVC Rec`d I-129-F Petition
11/14/2013- U.S.Consulate- BKK Rec`d I-129-F
11/23/2013-Rec`d Packet 3
12/1/2013-Medical Exam
12/9/2013-Packet 3 sent to U.S. Consulate-BKK
12/16/2013-Rec`d Packet 4
1/22/2014-Interview/Approved!
1/25/2014-Rec`d Visa/Passport (Korat)

4/30/2014-POE-Chicago-O`Hare
5/1/2014-Successful S.S.# Application(Chicago office)Marriage License(Cook County)
5/2/2014-Married!
5/16/2014-AOS,I-765,I-131 package received by U.S.C.I.S.
5/19/2014-Notice Date- NOA-1`s
5/23/2014-Rec`d Biometrics Appointment Notice
5/30/2014-Early Biometrics(Chicago location)
7/26/2014-I-765 and I-131 Approved (card production)
8/01/2014-Rec`d Combo Card
9/10/2014-Rec`d Potential Interview Waiver Letter
3/20/2015-Filed form with CIS Ombudsman requesting assistance with AOS.
3/21/2015-Rec`d case# from Ombudsman.
4/03/2015-Sent I-765/I-131 renewal documents to U.S.C.I.S.
4/9/2015- NOA Notice Dates-I-765/I-131 renewal.
4/10/2015-NOA Notice Date-Biometrics Appt.for I-765/I-131 renewal.
4/27/2015-Biometrics Appt.for I-765/I-131 renewal.

5/22/2015-Rec`d RFE for expired Medical Exam.

5/23/2015-Rec`d Renewal Combo Card.

6/8/2015-Updated I-693 Medical Exam sent to U.S.C.I.S. (New York office)

6/20/2015-Rec`d Welcome Letter.

6/24/2015-Rec`d Green Card via U.S.P.S.

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Okay great! Yeah have plenty of photos of myself, her, and her family together. So I won't worry then about facebook messages and so on. Should she also write and submit her own version of how we met or is mine good enough? And filing location is the lockbox facility correct when doing the intent to marry?


Romans 8:28 - And we know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose.
Hebrews 11:6 - And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

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all I129-F petitions are sent to the texas lockbox, she does not have to submit how you met, she will answer that at the interview, you need an I-325a signed bio. info. form from her and her letter of intent. I wrote how we met in the space provided on the form. as you have met only one time, a few facebook pages, phone or text records wont hurt...


9/16/2013-I-129-F Petition Rec`d-(Dallas lockbox, transfered to CSC)
9/19/2013-Notice Date- NOA-1
10/1/2013-Notice Date- NOA-2-I-129-F Petition Approved!
11/1/2013-NVC Rec`d I-129-F Petition
11/14/2013- U.S.Consulate- BKK Rec`d I-129-F
11/23/2013-Rec`d Packet 3
12/1/2013-Medical Exam
12/9/2013-Packet 3 sent to U.S. Consulate-BKK
12/16/2013-Rec`d Packet 4
1/22/2014-Interview/Approved!
1/25/2014-Rec`d Visa/Passport (Korat)

4/30/2014-POE-Chicago-O`Hare
5/1/2014-Successful S.S.# Application(Chicago office)Marriage License(Cook County)
5/2/2014-Married!
5/16/2014-AOS,I-765,I-131 package received by U.S.C.I.S.
5/19/2014-Notice Date- NOA-1`s
5/23/2014-Rec`d Biometrics Appointment Notice
5/30/2014-Early Biometrics(Chicago location)
7/26/2014-I-765 and I-131 Approved (card production)
8/01/2014-Rec`d Combo Card
9/10/2014-Rec`d Potential Interview Waiver Letter
3/20/2015-Filed form with CIS Ombudsman requesting assistance with AOS.
3/21/2015-Rec`d case# from Ombudsman.
4/03/2015-Sent I-765/I-131 renewal documents to U.S.C.I.S.
4/9/2015- NOA Notice Dates-I-765/I-131 renewal.
4/10/2015-NOA Notice Date-Biometrics Appt.for I-765/I-131 renewal.
4/27/2015-Biometrics Appt.for I-765/I-131 renewal.

5/22/2015-Rec`d RFE for expired Medical Exam.

5/23/2015-Rec`d Renewal Combo Card.

6/8/2015-Updated I-693 Medical Exam sent to U.S.C.I.S. (New York office)

6/20/2015-Rec`d Welcome Letter.

6/24/2015-Rec`d Green Card via U.S.P.S.

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Hello and good luck! There is a lot of useful information on this forum so :guides:

If you are planning on submitting before the end of the month then there is a thread for November filers so come and say hello! http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/520882-november-k1-filers/


Immigration Timeline

 

June 2013: Met whilst working at a summer camp in Michigan 

K1

November 1st 2014: I-129f submitted for K1 visa

February 24th 2015: Visa in hand!

February 26th 2015: POE at Las Vegas airport, then onwards to Oregon! 

March 6th 2015: Marriage (with a "real" wedding to follow next year on 7/6/2016)

March 9th 2015: AOS, EAD & AP submitted

September 22nd 2015: Interview

January 14th 2016: Two year Green card received -phew!

ROC

August 8th 2017: 90 day window begins! ROC time!

September 28th 2017: Biometric Appointment in Portland, OR

March 5th 2018: Case received by local office

August 18th 2018: 18 month extension letter mailed

December 2018: Case moved to another office

February 2019: I was emailed that I was approved and my card was in production the same day of my N400 interview 😂

N400

August 8th 2018: Window opens to submit naturalization application

August 13th 2018: N400 Application submitted online 

August 14th 2018: NOA1

September 6th 2018: Biometrics

February 6th 2019: Interview Date! APPROVED!

February 6th 2019: I was asked to return later the same day for my Oath Ceremony! :dance:

 

❤️ Our Visa Journey is finally complete ❤️

 

I am the Beneficiary

 

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Thanks for the information Pheebs1201 and steve n songsang, I actually looked those over several time and research some threads, which all have a been a great help. Probably the bigger thing for anyone is the anxiety that goes into preparing and waiting to file. For me, it is making sure everything is done correctly. I would hate to fill out all the paperwork, only to find out that something was missed, hence the many questions.


Romans 8:28 - And we know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose.
Hebrews 11:6 - And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

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Thanks for the information Pheebs1201 and steve n songsang, I actually looked those over several time and research some threads, which all have a been a great help. Probably the bigger thing for anyone is the anxiety that goes into preparing and waiting to file. For me, it is making sure everything is done correctly. I would hate to fill out all the paperwork, only to find out that something was missed, hence the many questions.

Take your time, read the requirements, get one or two other people to double-check your forms for typos/inaccuracies.

As far as evidence goes, photos are great (write date and location on back). Plane tickets/passport pages showing visits, some specific IM/email exchanges showing familiarity or plans to pursue a relationship/marry would probably be helpful too.

At the interview, don't stress if you haven't made wedding plans etc etc and they ask; just explain that you didn't want to make plans until you were confirmed (I don't know why they even ask this).

Welcome to the K-1 process, hurry up and wait ;)

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If you are using the passport to prove US citizenship, then you need copies of ALL the pages. If you are providing another document to prove citizenship, such as a copy of your US birth certificate, then you only need a copy of the bio page and pages with passport stamps as proof of meeting in person.


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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Hey been there, done that in the Phils., and yes there is a little more to the Plils., K-1 than some others, especially the CFO.

But, "Home page".,.,.,.Guides, and the first thing you see is file K-1, get your information here. You must have met face to face in the last two years, and both are free to marry.,.,that is it. Prepare your K-1..,.,..,.then read it word for word five times, use a cover letter, and tell in a table on contents what the contents are, and a signed 325-a and a hand written letter of intent to marry within 90 days is a must.,.,.,.,and how you met is also nice, with that intent letter.

The guides Site, tells you everything you need to do!

Do not worry about the CFO.,.,.,.,.,YOU are along way from that, from now!

We will help you!

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Thanks! When you say hand written intent to marry letter, are you saying that the typed written letter that is signed by both are not recommended for Philippines? Also photographs is it okay to place the 15 or so photographs in a doc file over a couple of pages or is it better to make actual photographs of each photo?

Attached is my cover letter when I send it:

name and address of petitioner

United States Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

2501 South State Highway 121 Business

Suite 400

Lewisville, TX 75067

11/25/2014

Nature of the submission: I-129F ORIGINAL SUBMISSION

To Whom It May Concern:

Enclosed please find my Form I-129F, Petition for K-1 Fiancée Visa for ..................., and supporting documents.

Contents include:

- Payment in the amount of $340

- G-1145

- I-129F

- I-129F Supplement: Part 2, Question 34.a, explanation of meeting in person

- G-325A and passport style photo (Petitioner)

- Form G325A,Q:Employment last five years

- G-325A and passport style photo (Beneficiary)

- Form G325A,Q:Employment last five years

- Birth certificate/US Passport (Petitioner)

- Letter certifying intent to marry (Petitioner and Beneficiary)

- Proof of having met in person in the past two years

- Proof of ongoing relationship

- Form I-134

- Form I-134 supporting financial documents

Copies of documents submitted are exact photocopies of unaltered documents and I understand that I may be required to submit original documents to an Immigration or Consular officer at a later date.

Signed,

..............


Romans 8:28 - And we know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose.
Hebrews 11:6 - And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

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2 passport photo`s I believe...intent letters can be typed or handwritten, original signatures,I-134 and supporting documents are sent to the embassy with the packet 3 requirements by your fiancée,copy of divorce decree if you have ever been married before.


9/16/2013-I-129-F Petition Rec`d-(Dallas lockbox, transfered to CSC)
9/19/2013-Notice Date- NOA-1
10/1/2013-Notice Date- NOA-2-I-129-F Petition Approved!
11/1/2013-NVC Rec`d I-129-F Petition
11/14/2013- U.S.Consulate- BKK Rec`d I-129-F
11/23/2013-Rec`d Packet 3
12/1/2013-Medical Exam
12/9/2013-Packet 3 sent to U.S. Consulate-BKK
12/16/2013-Rec`d Packet 4
1/22/2014-Interview/Approved!
1/25/2014-Rec`d Visa/Passport (Korat)

4/30/2014-POE-Chicago-O`Hare
5/1/2014-Successful S.S.# Application(Chicago office)Marriage License(Cook County)
5/2/2014-Married!
5/16/2014-AOS,I-765,I-131 package received by U.S.C.I.S.
5/19/2014-Notice Date- NOA-1`s
5/23/2014-Rec`d Biometrics Appointment Notice
5/30/2014-Early Biometrics(Chicago location)
7/26/2014-I-765 and I-131 Approved (card production)
8/01/2014-Rec`d Combo Card
9/10/2014-Rec`d Potential Interview Waiver Letter
3/20/2015-Filed form with CIS Ombudsman requesting assistance with AOS.
3/21/2015-Rec`d case# from Ombudsman.
4/03/2015-Sent I-765/I-131 renewal documents to U.S.C.I.S.
4/9/2015- NOA Notice Dates-I-765/I-131 renewal.
4/10/2015-NOA Notice Date-Biometrics Appt.for I-765/I-131 renewal.
4/27/2015-Biometrics Appt.for I-765/I-131 renewal.

5/22/2015-Rec`d RFE for expired Medical Exam.

5/23/2015-Rec`d Renewal Combo Card.

6/8/2015-Updated I-693 Medical Exam sent to U.S.C.I.S. (New York office)

6/20/2015-Rec`d Welcome Letter.

6/24/2015-Rec`d Green Card via U.S.P.S.

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So I do not send them the I-134 at all, only give the I-134 to my fiance when she goes for her interview?


Romans 8:28 - And we know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose.
Hebrews 11:6 - And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

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Excited to finally have a visa decision between my fiance and I and we are now working on the paperwork. So I plan to keep everyone up-to-date on the process. I tried to do some research on the site, but unable to find anything recent at the moment. Maybe it is there, just haven't looked in the right place.

A few questions:

1. should you copy every page of your passport or just the main page and the page showing your entry and exit from the Philippines?

2. When it comes to proving ongoing relationship, how much do you truly need? On Facebook we have like over 37,000 messages to each other since February 22, 2014, numerous emails and calls through Facebook and Skype to each other. Really not in mood to print 1,000's of pages. So would just a day or two be good? I also help with internet cost every so often, as I want to have something stable when we talk, would it be better to show the money gram orders sent to her account be better than actual conversations? Or both?

3. We met in person in August of 2014, but will file probably at end of this month, but we will also meet again at end of December of 2014 through January 2015, would you add the flight itinerary, her buying my domestic plane tickets, etc...for the trip as part of proving ongoing relationship?

Thanks for all the help,

1) If you, USC, are using your passport as evidence of your citizenship you need to make a copy of every page, if you are only using your passport as evidence of meeting in person then copy the BIO page and the stamp pages.

2) Evidence of an ongoing relationship is for later, not during the I-129F petition, so you don't need to include any pages of your chats. Keep those for when at the embassy in Manila.

3) You need evidence of having met in person WITHIN the passed two years, anything you have showing that you two were together then is good, and for sure a few pictures.

For the I-129F petition process follow the GUIDE here on VJ. http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1guide

Later pop over to the Philippines forum, good group of people there to assist with the process in Manila

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/129-philippines/


Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

 

HandArrow.gif       Visa Process at USEM for the Philippines;  https://www.visaconnection-philippines.com/us-embassy-usem.html

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I downloaded the packet 3 instructions for the beneficiary and prepared the whole package in Chicago, binder book, with my I-134, taxes,employment letter etc....leaving sections where my fiancée just inserted her medical, free to marry(thai requirement), police clearance, then she just mailed it in to the embassy...


9/16/2013-I-129-F Petition Rec`d-(Dallas lockbox, transfered to CSC)
9/19/2013-Notice Date- NOA-1
10/1/2013-Notice Date- NOA-2-I-129-F Petition Approved!
11/1/2013-NVC Rec`d I-129-F Petition
11/14/2013- U.S.Consulate- BKK Rec`d I-129-F
11/23/2013-Rec`d Packet 3
12/1/2013-Medical Exam
12/9/2013-Packet 3 sent to U.S. Consulate-BKK
12/16/2013-Rec`d Packet 4
1/22/2014-Interview/Approved!
1/25/2014-Rec`d Visa/Passport (Korat)

4/30/2014-POE-Chicago-O`Hare
5/1/2014-Successful S.S.# Application(Chicago office)Marriage License(Cook County)
5/2/2014-Married!
5/16/2014-AOS,I-765,I-131 package received by U.S.C.I.S.
5/19/2014-Notice Date- NOA-1`s
5/23/2014-Rec`d Biometrics Appointment Notice
5/30/2014-Early Biometrics(Chicago location)
7/26/2014-I-765 and I-131 Approved (card production)
8/01/2014-Rec`d Combo Card
9/10/2014-Rec`d Potential Interview Waiver Letter
3/20/2015-Filed form with CIS Ombudsman requesting assistance with AOS.
3/21/2015-Rec`d case# from Ombudsman.
4/03/2015-Sent I-765/I-131 renewal documents to U.S.C.I.S.
4/9/2015- NOA Notice Dates-I-765/I-131 renewal.
4/10/2015-NOA Notice Date-Biometrics Appt.for I-765/I-131 renewal.
4/27/2015-Biometrics Appt.for I-765/I-131 renewal.

5/22/2015-Rec`d RFE for expired Medical Exam.

5/23/2015-Rec`d Renewal Combo Card.

6/8/2015-Updated I-693 Medical Exam sent to U.S.C.I.S. (New York office)

6/20/2015-Rec`d Welcome Letter.

6/24/2015-Rec`d Green Card via U.S.P.S.

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hank`s advice is,as usual, spot on. I don't know what service center will handle your petition but you are looking at probably 2-6 months before approval, once approved you can do the I-134 which will require your 2014 taxes.

Edited by steve n songsang

9/16/2013-I-129-F Petition Rec`d-(Dallas lockbox, transfered to CSC)
9/19/2013-Notice Date- NOA-1
10/1/2013-Notice Date- NOA-2-I-129-F Petition Approved!
11/1/2013-NVC Rec`d I-129-F Petition
11/14/2013- U.S.Consulate- BKK Rec`d I-129-F
11/23/2013-Rec`d Packet 3
12/1/2013-Medical Exam
12/9/2013-Packet 3 sent to U.S. Consulate-BKK
12/16/2013-Rec`d Packet 4
1/22/2014-Interview/Approved!
1/25/2014-Rec`d Visa/Passport (Korat)

4/30/2014-POE-Chicago-O`Hare
5/1/2014-Successful S.S.# Application(Chicago office)Marriage License(Cook County)
5/2/2014-Married!
5/16/2014-AOS,I-765,I-131 package received by U.S.C.I.S.
5/19/2014-Notice Date- NOA-1`s
5/23/2014-Rec`d Biometrics Appointment Notice
5/30/2014-Early Biometrics(Chicago location)
7/26/2014-I-765 and I-131 Approved (card production)
8/01/2014-Rec`d Combo Card
9/10/2014-Rec`d Potential Interview Waiver Letter
3/20/2015-Filed form with CIS Ombudsman requesting assistance with AOS.
3/21/2015-Rec`d case# from Ombudsman.
4/03/2015-Sent I-765/I-131 renewal documents to U.S.C.I.S.
4/9/2015- NOA Notice Dates-I-765/I-131 renewal.
4/10/2015-NOA Notice Date-Biometrics Appt.for I-765/I-131 renewal.
4/27/2015-Biometrics Appt.for I-765/I-131 renewal.

5/22/2015-Rec`d RFE for expired Medical Exam.

5/23/2015-Rec`d Renewal Combo Card.

6/8/2015-Updated I-693 Medical Exam sent to U.S.C.I.S. (New York office)

6/20/2015-Rec`d Welcome Letter.

6/24/2015-Rec`d Green Card via U.S.P.S.

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