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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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I'm the applicant and know I need to fill out the I-134 form showing my proof of income. Exactly how much do I need to proof that I've made? And does my fiancé (the beneficiary) need to prove anything about his income?

How do most couples deal with moving money over when their fiancé moves to the US? My fiancé is from the UK so his money is in pounds and we were thinking he could pull out his money and exchange it when the exchange rate is good and let me take it home to Texas with me when I come out to visit him in a couple of weeks? Is this the best way?

Also as soon as we can get the case number are we allowed to call and schedule the medical or do we need to wait on the form to be sent?


Service Center: Texas Service Center

Transferred? No

I-129F Sent: 06/05/14

I-129F NOA1: 06/10/14

ARN changed: 06/16/14

NOA2: 12/04/14- 177 days later

USCIS shipped case to NVC: 12/9/14

NVC received case: 12/16/14

NVC case number assigned: 12/17/14

Medical: 01/03/15

Case became "Ready": 01/05/15

​Received packet 3: 01/10/15

Received packet 4: 01/22/15

Interview date: 02/17/15 Approved!!

U.S. Entry: 02/26/15

Marriage: 03/02/15

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You would benefit from reading this London K1 guide http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/474161-london-k1-a-complete-guide/found in the UK FORUM http://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/99-united-kingdom/. It will walk you through most questions people have, starting with a list each of you can work on before NOA2. Other questions can be posted in the UK FORUM as a new topic.

Money transfer online is the best way. There are several threads discussing. Xe.com is the service I remember, but others have favorites that offer good rates/fees.

Generally you need to make 125% of the poverty level, but London has accepted 100% before. See poverty chart http://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/i-864p.pdf

Your fiancé's income doesn't matter or count unless it is a job that would continue after he moves to the US.


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Turkey
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for the medical check I think you have to wait for the embassy to send the packet no.4 (I think) and for the money you need to declare about them in the airport if they're cash

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for the medical check I think you have to wait for the embassy to send the packet no.4 (I think)

No. Not the London procedure.

and for the money you need to declare about them in the airport if they're cash

Yes, but really dumb to carry a lot of cash with you.


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Romania
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Questions about after NOA2-

I'm the applicant and know I need to fill out the I-134 form showing my proof of income. Exactly how much do I need to proof that I've made? And does my fiancé (the beneficiary) need to prove anything about his income? http://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/i-864p.pdf

How do most couples deal with moving money over when their fiancé moves to the US? My fiancé is from the UK so his money is in pounds and we were thinking he could pull out his money and exchange it when the exchange rate is good and let me take it home to Texas with me when I come out to visit him in a couple of weeks? Is this the best way?

Also as soon as we can get the case number are we allowed to call and schedule the medical or do we need to wait on the form to be sent? u dont have to waite for the pack as soon as u have the case number you can schedule the medical

Good Luck!!


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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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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You would benefit from reading this London K1 guide http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/474161-london-k1-a-complete-guide/found in the UK FORUM http://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/99-united-kingdom/. It will walk you through most questions people have, starting with a list each of you can work on before NOA2. Other questions can be posted in the UK FORUM as a new topic.

Money transfer online is the best way. There are several threads discussing. Xe.com is the service I remember, but others have favorites that offer good rates/fees.

Generally you need to make 125% of the poverty level, but London has accepted 100% before. See poverty chart http://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/i-864p.pdf

Your fiancé's income doesn't matter or count unless it is a job that would continue after he moves to the US.

So technically my fiancé doesn't have to have any money really in his bank account at the time of the interview? He can already have sent most of it over to me correct? I'm having trouble finding any of the money transfer threads.


Service Center: Texas Service Center

Transferred? No

I-129F Sent: 06/05/14

I-129F NOA1: 06/10/14

ARN changed: 06/16/14

NOA2: 12/04/14- 177 days later

USCIS shipped case to NVC: 12/9/14

NVC received case: 12/16/14

NVC case number assigned: 12/17/14

Medical: 01/03/15

Case became "Ready": 01/05/15

​Received packet 3: 01/10/15

Received packet 4: 01/22/15

Interview date: 02/17/15 Approved!!

U.S. Entry: 02/26/15

Marriage: 03/02/15

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We have used Transferwise to transfer between UK and US bank accounts and have been very happy with it so far.

When I travel over there I also load money on to a post office travel money card which is also a useful way to be able to access UK money in the US.

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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So technically my fiancé doesn't have to have any money really in his bank account at the time of the interview? He can already have sent most of it over to me correct? I'm having trouble finding any of the money transfer threads.

Well he doesn't have to have any money, but there are costs he will have to cover, so kinda odd to take all his money now. You could be 3 months from a visa still. Is there a reason why you need the money now? Not prying into your business, but just wanted to make sure you weren't doing it to look like you had more money for the affidavit of support. Not necessary for London really. I will explain further if that was your worry.

£45 (ACPO) Police certificate just before petition approval

£245 (Knightsbridge Doctors) medical exam. Pay at exam.

$265 (Embassy) Visa fee prior to interview. Online pay.

$30 Courier fee if home delivery

Transportation to London twice. Some get a hotel the night before.

Yes, transferwise that Pheebs suggested is another that people from the UK mention often.


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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Well he doesn't have to have any money, but there are costs he will have to cover, so kinda odd to take all his money now. You could be 3 months from a visa still. Is there a reason why you need the money now? Not prying into your business, but just wanted to make sure you weren't doing it to look like you had more money for the affidavit of support. Not necessary for London really. I will explain further if that was your worry.

£45 (ACPO) Police certificate just before petition approval

£245 (Knightsbridge Doctors) medical exam. Pay at exam.

$265 (Embassy) Visa fee prior to interview. Online pay.

$30 Courier fee if home delivery

Transportation to London twice. Some get a hotel the night before.

Yes, transferwise that Pheebs suggested is another that people from the UK mention often.

Okay just making sure, thanks. We are just working on furnishing our first apartment together and I've been doing a lot of spending trying to take care of that so he is going to give me some of his money to take care of things before he can get here. Now to try and figure out when this exchange rate is going to get any better haha.


Service Center: Texas Service Center

Transferred? No

I-129F Sent: 06/05/14

I-129F NOA1: 06/10/14

ARN changed: 06/16/14

NOA2: 12/04/14- 177 days later

USCIS shipped case to NVC: 12/9/14

NVC received case: 12/16/14

NVC case number assigned: 12/17/14

Medical: 01/03/15

Case became "Ready": 01/05/15

​Received packet 3: 01/10/15

Received packet 4: 01/22/15

Interview date: 02/17/15 Approved!!

U.S. Entry: 02/26/15

Marriage: 03/02/15

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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This may sound stupid but I can't seem to find it anywhere. Upon entry to the U.S. is my fiancé able to get a job right away? I don't see anything about having to file anything on the K1 Guide but on 90 day fiancé on TLC they talk about having to wait to find a job.


Service Center: Texas Service Center

Transferred? No

I-129F Sent: 06/05/14

I-129F NOA1: 06/10/14

ARN changed: 06/16/14

NOA2: 12/04/14- 177 days later

USCIS shipped case to NVC: 12/9/14

NVC received case: 12/16/14

NVC case number assigned: 12/17/14

Medical: 01/03/15

Case became "Ready": 01/05/15

​Received packet 3: 01/10/15

Received packet 4: 01/22/15

Interview date: 02/17/15 Approved!!

U.S. Entry: 02/26/15

Marriage: 03/02/15

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Brazil
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You will have to wait until you're married and file for AOS/EAD/AP and get your SSN. Plan on having to wait about three months, but you can look for and even interview for jobs in the meantime. You just can't start working until you've received work authorization.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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You will have to wait until you're married and file for AOS/EAD/AP and get your SSN. Plan on having to wait about three months, but you can look for and even interview for jobs in the meantime. You just can't start working until you've received work authorization.

Does this still apply even if he has a SSN from when he was here on a year long work visa in 2013?


Service Center: Texas Service Center

Transferred? No

I-129F Sent: 06/05/14

I-129F NOA1: 06/10/14

ARN changed: 06/16/14

NOA2: 12/04/14- 177 days later

USCIS shipped case to NVC: 12/9/14

NVC received case: 12/16/14

NVC case number assigned: 12/17/14

Medical: 01/03/15

Case became "Ready": 01/05/15

​Received packet 3: 01/10/15

Received packet 4: 01/22/15

Interview date: 02/17/15 Approved!!

U.S. Entry: 02/26/15

Marriage: 03/02/15

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