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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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First time to post here and I wished I had known about Visa journey before I sent my I-129F packet in and I would prbly not be with a RFE today.

I went at it with only the guidelines @ USCIS provided and guessed when I had question. My RFE is for Proof of Intent to marry. I sent in my notarized Intent to marry along with our conversions when and where we was to marry when she got here so now I know I need her Intent to marry and if anyone could give me some more info to add to this, it would be greatly appreciated. ( We have no engagement ring ). The other part of the RFE is submit two identical passport style photos of me only. My question is I sent in two passport style of her and two of me in 5x6 instead of 2x2 so should I go ahead and send two of her in 2x2 along with mine even though the RFE says me only. I was so worried i had made many mistakes after learning so much here and I had no help and never done this before but these 2 errors was all the RFE consisted of. Thanks in advanced for any help and my beneficiary is Filipino. Thanks again and good luck to all going thru this journey!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Romania
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there is no problem, u can send that letter after she write and sign it...she can send u a scan of the original with her signature, it doesnt have to be the original paper just take care she scan the paper after she signs it

and here is a link to help u and ur fiancee with the petition, u have example forms there and all that u need

http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1guide

Edited by MariaLD

K1/K2 Visa
05-28-2014 - I-129F Sent
06-09-2014 - I-129F NOA1
10-27-2014 - I-129F NOA2
12-05-2014 - NVC Received
12-08-2014 - Left NVC 
12-12-2014 - Consulate Received
12-15-2014 - Pack 3 Received

01-08-2015 - Interview Date APPROVED!!!!!
01-11-2015 - Visa Received
01-16-2015 - US Entry
03-25-2015 - Marriage

AOS

08-28-2015 - AOS pack sent in 00-00-20__ - I-751 Sent
08-31-2015 - NOA for all 3 packs received via email
09-29-2015 - Bio Appt
11-27-2015 - Approval (No interview)
12-03-2015- Green card received

ROC

10-04-2017- I-751 sent

10-16-2017- NOA 1

11-14-2017 - Bio. Appt.

2 extension letters received 

03-06-2019 - RFE

06-15-2019 - requested a passport stamp/approved 

06-18-2019 - 10 years green card approved (no interview)

USC

07-05-2019 - N400 sent online

07-06-2019 - Noa 1

07-25-2019 - Bio.Appt

 

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I would definitely recommend taking the time to read through the guides pinned at the top of this forum and then posting again if you have any specific questions. Good luck!


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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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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there is no problem, u can send that letter after she write and sign it...she can send u a scan of the original with her signature, it doesnt have to be the original paper just take care she scan the paper after she signs it

and here is a link to help u and ur fiancee with the petition, u have example forms there and all that u need

http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1guide

Hi,

I received an rfe also this morning via text message so i havent received the formal letter fr the uscis yet. I know that its probably for the Letter of intent to marry because neither me or my fiance included this in our original petition. So just to clarify, the letter of intent from the beneficiary abroad DOES NOT need to have the original signature? It can just be scanned with the beneficiary's signAture to me and i can mail the copy? Does it have to be notarized? Thanks! Oh, and my beneficiary is also from the philippines (the same as the person who posted this topic)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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Original signature = yes

Notarization = no

*** Thread moved from K-1 Process forum to the K-1 Case Progress subforum. ***


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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If you read the I-129 instructions by USCIS bottom of page one it states if original signature is specifically requested then copies are ok. Now some say that the reviewers at USCIS have sent out an REF requesting original signature omelette of intent from beneficiary. I had my fiancee the beneficiary sign her letter scan and email to me and we did not have a problem.

Now if I understand the second part of your question about passport size 2x2 photos. If younare sure you failed to send correct size. Personally I would go ahead and include them in your response I would put them in a zip lock bag with the name of person on the back on them. Type or hand write a note and sign and date it. Stating you believe you included the wrong size in the original application and was including them just in case.

Yes definitely read the instructions on VISAJOURNEYS the are very helpful but remember the instructions posted by the USG on their site although not clear are the official ones.

Remember opinions vary on here.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Indonesia
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You don't need an original signature. I speak from experience.


Removing Conditions Timeline

Aug. 10, '17: Mailed in I-751

Aug. 21, '17: NOA1

October 23, '18: NOA2- approval

October 30, 18: 10-year GC received

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Romania
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Hi,

I received an rfe also this morning via text message so i havent received the formal letter fr the uscis yet. I know that its probably for the Letter of intent to marry because neither me or my fiance included this in our original petition. So just to clarify, the letter of intent from the beneficiary abroad DOES NOT need to have the original signature? It can just be scanned with the beneficiary's signAture to me and i can mail the copy? Does it have to be notarized? Thanks! Oh, and my beneficiary is also from the philippines (the same as the person who posted this topic)

Im from Romania and have sent my int to marry via email to my fiance, it was a scan, also the form with biometr, there is no need for u to send her original papers, just scan after she signs it, on the other hand she will need several papers from u to the interv on the Ambassy, all originals, not certified copies, originls, ur intend to marry original, aff of suport and proof(paystubs, letter from ur employer,banck acc, etc), ur birth certf or naturalization ( these can be copies), divorce papers if there is neces(certf copy from court), noa2 and a copy of the petition u sent to uscis with the last page with the original sign also ur G form signed plus ur relationship evidence

So, dont worry, i have my noa2 and have sent all of my papers scaned, none is original, after ur petition will be ok u will have to make another int to marry for her with a date much closer to her interv, she will have to do the same!

Good luck and dont stress urslfs, it will be ok!!

Edited by MariaLD

K1/K2 Visa
05-28-2014 - I-129F Sent
06-09-2014 - I-129F NOA1
10-27-2014 - I-129F NOA2
12-05-2014 - NVC Received
12-08-2014 - Left NVC 
12-12-2014 - Consulate Received
12-15-2014 - Pack 3 Received

01-08-2015 - Interview Date APPROVED!!!!!
01-11-2015 - Visa Received
01-16-2015 - US Entry
03-25-2015 - Marriage

AOS

08-28-2015 - AOS pack sent in 00-00-20__ - I-751 Sent
08-31-2015 - NOA for all 3 packs received via email
09-29-2015 - Bio Appt
11-27-2015 - Approval (No interview)
12-03-2015- Green card received

ROC

10-04-2017- I-751 sent

10-16-2017- NOA 1

11-14-2017 - Bio. Appt.

2 extension letters received 

03-06-2019 - RFE

06-15-2019 - requested a passport stamp/approved 

06-18-2019 - 10 years green card approved (no interview)

USC

07-05-2019 - N400 sent online

07-06-2019 - Noa 1

07-25-2019 - Bio.Appt

 

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Yes you can send her 2x2 photos too.

Signature has to be original, dont listen people who say that original signature isnt needed.

Be sure she send you an original letter of intent and signed in original for her no scan.

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Filed: Other Country: Philippines
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Hello Everyone

First time to post here and I wished I had known about Visa journey before I sent my I-129F packet in and I would prbly not be with a RFE today.

I went at it with only the guidelines @ USCIS provided and guessed when I had question. My RFE is for Proof of Intent to marry. I sent in my notarized Intent to marry along with our conversions when and where we was to marry when she got here so now I know I need her Intent to marry and if anyone could give me some more info to add to this, it would be greatly appreciated. ( We have no engagement ring ). The other part of the RFE is submit two identical passport style photos of me only. My question is I sent in two passport style of her and two of me in 5x6 instead of 2x2 so should I go ahead and send two of her in 2x2 along with mine even though the RFE says me only. I was so worried i had made many mistakes after learning so much here and I had no help and never done this before but these 2 errors was all the RFE consisted of. Thanks in advanced for any help and my beneficiary is Filipino. Thanks again and good luck to all going thru this journey!

INTENT TO MARRY from both of you! A must have.

2X2 passport photos of you - only send what USCIS requests.

http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1guide

Once you get past the petition phase and moving toward the embassy phase jump over to the Philippines forum, good folks to assist you with the process in Manila: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/129-philippines/


Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

 

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Thank you for all the info! One of my questions when getting the packet together was the signature on her (I believe it was the G 325 Form). It did say original signature! I was not sure how to do it but I e-mailed it to her, she printed and signed it, scanned it and e-mailed it back to me and their was nothing in the RFE about it was not the original signature so i'm guessing its ok. I'm still baffled on why they accepted her 5x6 passport pic and not mine.

Thanks again and Good Luck!

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Thank you for all the info! One of my questions when getting the packet together was the signature on her (I believe it was the G 325 Form). It did say original signature! I was not sure how to do it but I e-mailed it to her, she printed and signed it, scanned it and e-mailed it back to me and their was nothing in the RFE about it was not the original signature so i'm guessing its ok. I'm still baffled on why they accepted her 5x6 passport pic and not mine.

Thanks again and Good Luck!

I think you can get more than one RFE so this may still crop up as an issue later, but there are people on VJ who have also submitted scanned copies with no issues so fingers crossed this won't be the case! Good luck! :)


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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