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Hello I need help.

So I filed an I 129F for my fiancé and within less than a month it got approved and was sent to NVC.

NVC sent the approval to US embassy in the Philippines but no interview date has been put in place.

After I received the approval I decided it was not in my best interest to continue with my process due to personal reasons.

I sent a withdrawal letter and attached receipt & approval letter to both USCIS and NVC.

I haven't received a response from them regarding my withdrawal.

What should I do if I wanted to submit a new application for another person and what should I expect the process to be like after 1 withdrawn I129F?

Is there a time limit or limit on how many I129F application I can submit?

I need some insight and advice.


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Did you send the withdraw to the US embassy in Manila? It will take about 30 days to get the withdraw letter from them.

I suspect you will have zero issues, and doubt the CO will ever bring it up in final interview......

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I didn't, but since you brought it up I will.

My problem is I don't want my future application to have any problem due to my withdrawal.

And I need to know what to what I should expect before and when I submit a new I129F application

I have done a withdraw on approved K1 to Philippines, Your other two letters (USCIS/NVC) will be sent to Embassy In Manila, But still submit one directly to Embassy in Manila.

The new rules on the I-129F says if you have less than 3 K1 you do not need to submit a waiver, (if I read it correctly). I did a waiver since I have (3) K1 put it's a simple letter you submit and is no big deal.

I would wait for withdraw letter and submit you new K1 application, I don't forsee any problems for you.

I had my interview in November 2014 in Manila and it was like 3 simple questions and CO didn't mention my previous K1 applications......

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I cancelled 2 k-1s years apart turned me into a human trafficker with the DHS. Got married and filed a DR-1. I now have a redress number the DHS sucks. I had to hire a lawyer to completely with draw the 2nd petition as they would not automatically cancel it. What a night mare it was. The first girl at her interview told a bunch lies to the CO so I am sure it didn't help me any. I couldn't believe it, she went to the interview with the sole intent to f me over unreal. Couldn't believe that she went to the interview even though she had no intention to continue.

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Can you please send me the link or resource where you found the rule regarding less than 3 K1 and the waiver information, thanks so much for your help.

It will depend on when you had your last petition approved. If you filed it less than 2 years ago, then you need to include a waiver.

Read through the I-129F instructions > http://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/i-129finstr.pdf

2. What Filing Limitations Does IMBRA Place on K-1 Nonimmigrant Petitioners?

a. You have previously filed K-1 petitions for two or more beneficiaries; or

You must apply for a filing limitations waiver if any of the following apply:

b. You previously had a K-1 petition approved and less than 2 years have passed since the filing date of such previously

approved petition.

To request a waiver, submit a written request with this petition accompanied by documentation supporting your claim

to the waiver.

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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