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Hi guys,

New here. My bf and I is thinking of getting a firm to help us process our K1 visa. Both of us are busy and we want the procedure to go as smoothly as possible. I found this site and apparently they have good reviews? I just wanted to know, has anyone here has used this service before? Are they Legitimate? Has anybody used a firm or anything like it to process their visa? Any recommendation?

Thank you! (L)

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Hi guys,

New here. My bf and I are thinking of getting a firm to help us process our K1 visa. Both of us are busy and we want the procedure to go as smoothly as possible. I found this site and apparently they have good reviews? I just wanted to know, has anyone here has used this service before? Are they Legitimate? Has anybody used a firm or anything like it to process their visa? Any recommendation?

Thank you! (L)

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What can they do that you cannot do yourself?


Widow/er AoS Guide | Have AoS questions? Read (some) answers here

 

AoS

Day 0 (4/23/12) Petitions mailed (I-360, I-485, I-765)
2 (4/25/12) Petitions delivered to Chicago Lockbox
11 (5/3/12) Received 3 paper NOAs
13 (5/5/12) Received biometrics appointment for 5/23
15 (5/7/12) Did an unpleasant walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX
45 (6/7/12) Received email & text notification of an interview on 7/10
67 (6/29/12) EAD production ordered
77 (7/9/12) Received EAD
78 (7/10/12) Interview
100 (8/1/12) I-485 transferred to Vermont Service Centre
143 (9/13/12) Contacted DHS Ombudsman
268 (1/16/13) I-360, I-485 consolidated and transferred to Dallas
299 (2/16/13) Received second interview letter for 3/8
319 (3/8/13) Approved at interview
345 (4/3/13) I-360, I-485 formally approved; green card production ordered
353 (4/11/13) Received green card

 

Naturalisation

Day 0 (1/3/18) N-400 filed online

Day 6 (1/9/18) Walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX

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This is a DIY site. The people here don't feel the need to use services like those or even using a lawyer. You can do it yourself. There are a lot of people here who could and would help with your journey. Plus, its an added expense on your part. :)

I too am very busy. Juggling multiple tasks in work and taking care of twins right after. Allocate 1 to 2 hours a day or maybe even during the weekends to process and gather your requirements. Time management, patience and proper planning will make this process go smoothly as possible for you guys.

Good luck and all the best!

Edited by FianceInTraining

K1:

May 12, 2015: I-129F Sent via USPS Overnight Mail

May 19, 2015: NOA1

June 23, 2015: NOA2

July 21, 2015: NVC Case Number Received

July 23, 2015: Consulate Received / CEAC "Ready" Status

August 17, 2015: Packet 3 Received

September 9 & 10, 2015: SLEC Medical Examination (Passed)

September 22, 2015: Interview (Approved)

October 3, 2015: Visa On Hand

February 26, 2016: CFO Seminar

March 2, 2016: POE (Las Vegas McCarran)

May 18, 2016: Marriage

AOS:

June 3, 2016: AOS Sent via USPS Express Mail

June 15, 2016: Text Messages with Receipt Numbers

June 22, 2016: NOA 1 Hardcopy

June 28, 2016: Biometrics Notice

July 5, 2016: Biometrics

August 19, 2016: EAD/AP Approved

August 24, 2016: EAD/AP Card Mailed & Receipt of NOA 2 Hardcopy

January 12, 2017: Service Request

April 4, 2017: AOS Interview

  • RFE: DS-3025 not transcribed to I-693
  • April 17, 2017: RFE Submitted

April 25, 2017: AOS Approved

ROC:

ROC - In process - Filing February 1, 2019

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Agree with ^.

Just spend some time reading through the guides here on VJ. If you have a doubt, look it up - you will most likely find an answer on VJ itself. If that's not the case, start a new topic - ask your doubts - someone will definitely point you in the right path.

I know what you mean when you say you're busy and that you want things to move smoothly. Having said that, when John and I started out the process, we consulted with an immigration attorney - He quoted us $6k - which we thought was ridiculous - whether or not we had that kind of money is a totally different case.

John and I did everything by ourselves (granted we've only reached the NOA2 stage). If you think you have a strong case to file for K1, all you need to do is be organized and start collecting proof of relationship. Just work on getting things ready over the weekend / your days off. In effect, you will probably end up saving a lot of time if you consider lawyer contracts, fee payments, sending documents etc etc..

This is my personal opinion.


:energy:

July 2012 - met through a dating app

Jan 2013 - Officially started dating. Moved in together

Oct 2013 - Because of VISA issues, I move back to India

Jan 2015 - John visits me in India. Engaged!

K1 timeline

I-129 Petition filed : March 5th 2015

I-129 NOA1 : March 12th 2015 (File sent to CSC )

I-129 NOA2 : April 6th 2015

NVC Recieved : April 23rd 2015 (got case number by calling NVC)

NVC Left : April 24th 2015 (according to CEAC status tracker - https://ceac.state.gov/ceacstattracker/status.aspx)

Consulate Recd : May 4th 2015

Biometrics Appointment (Mumbai VAC) : May 21st 2015

Interview Date (Mumbai CAC) : May 22nd 2015

VISA approval date: May 22nd 2015

Travel Date : 13th June 2015

POE Date: 14th June 2015 (Abu Dhabi)

AOS

I-485, I-765, I-131 Sent : July 1st 2015

USCIS NOA1 : July 6th 2015

Job Offer: Aug 12th 2015

USCIS Expedite Request for EAD : Aug 17th 2015

Submitted Proof for Expedite : Aug 19th 2015

Called Senator for Expedite help: Aug 20th 2014

I-765 Approved: Aug 24th 2015

I-765 Mailed: Aug 27th 2015

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Not married before + No kids = very straight forward, right?

Plus, you've been together for 2 years.

There really shouldn't be any complications as long as you follow the guides here.


:energy:

July 2012 - met through a dating app

Jan 2013 - Officially started dating. Moved in together

Oct 2013 - Because of VISA issues, I move back to India

Jan 2015 - John visits me in India. Engaged!

K1 timeline

I-129 Petition filed : March 5th 2015

I-129 NOA1 : March 12th 2015 (File sent to CSC )

I-129 NOA2 : April 6th 2015

NVC Recieved : April 23rd 2015 (got case number by calling NVC)

NVC Left : April 24th 2015 (according to CEAC status tracker - https://ceac.state.gov/ceacstattracker/status.aspx)

Consulate Recd : May 4th 2015

Biometrics Appointment (Mumbai VAC) : May 21st 2015

Interview Date (Mumbai CAC) : May 22nd 2015

VISA approval date: May 22nd 2015

Travel Date : 13th June 2015

POE Date: 14th June 2015 (Abu Dhabi)

AOS

I-485, I-765, I-131 Sent : July 1st 2015

USCIS NOA1 : July 6th 2015

Job Offer: Aug 12th 2015

USCIS Expedite Request for EAD : Aug 17th 2015

Submitted Proof for Expedite : Aug 19th 2015

Called Senator for Expedite help: Aug 20th 2014

I-765 Approved: Aug 24th 2015

I-765 Mailed: Aug 27th 2015

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Hi guys,

Thank you for the advises! Ours is a bit of a special case actually. Both of us are not married before, no kids and will be in our 2 year anniversary this July <3, first time applying for a visa.. we just wanted it to go a smoothly as possible. We are both nervous and not want to make mistakes or leave small important details. He had DUI before, long long time ago. I'm not sure if we should declare that or if that even matters?

What part of your case do you consider "A bit special"

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Hiring a lawyer does not equate a smoother process. If your case is straight forward and there's nothing outstanding that could cause an issue down the road then do it yourself. It's not as hard as it seems, and this site will be your best resource. Best of luck on your journey!


The total amount of days from the date I mailed in our K1 Visa application to the day my fiancé stepped foot into the USA:

1 year, 3 months and 8 days.

The amount of days from the date we mailed in our AOS to the date everything was approved (after 3 RFEs):

7 months & 5 days

Which makes our journey a total of:

2 years, 3 months, and 8 days


(L)"I remember the days I prayed for everything I have now." (L)


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We used Rapidvisa with their premium review and just filed middle of April... I am glad we did they found a couple small mistakes in our petition. It adds about a week to the process for them to review everything and costs extra but for us it was worth it not having to worry about this process. Their support is very good in answering questions.

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~~Duplicate thread merged~~


Spoiler

Met Playing Everquest in 2005
Engaged 9-15-2006
K-1 & 4 K-2'S
Filed 05-09-07
Interview 03-12-08
Visa received 04-21-08
Entry 05-06-08
Married 06-21-08
AOS X5
Filed 07-08-08
Cards Received01-22-09
Roc X5
Filed 10-17-10
Cards Received02-22-11
Citizenship
Filed 10-17-11
Interview 01-12-12
Oath 06-29-12

Citizenship for older 2 boys

Filed 03/08/2014

NOA/fee waiver 03/19/2014

Biometrics 04/15/14

Interview 05/29/14

In line for Oath 06/20/14

Oath 09/19/2014 We are all done! All USC no more USCIS

 

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We used Rapidvisa with their premium review and just filed middle of April... I am glad we did they found a couple small mistakes in our petition. It adds about a week to the process for them to review everything and costs extra but for us it was worth it not having to worry about this process. Their support is very good in answering questions.

We used Visanow and we've been very happy with them. They asked for a lot of documents in advance after our NOA1 and more proof of relationship in case we get RFE or anything. They answer our questions very fast. I'm happy we got them because my fiancé and I were very lost and we couldn't figure out where to begin, and knowing us I'm sure we would have forgotten many things. It's good to have such places helping us.


10/13/2014 --- I-129F sent

10/15/2014 --- NOA1

05/01/2015 --- NOA2 (198 days)

05/08/2015 --- Case sent to the NVC

05/15/2015 --- Case received by the NVC

05/18/2015 --- Case number assigned

06/05/2015 --- Consulate received + Packet 3 received (e-mail)

07/27/2015 --- Medical

07/28/2015 --- Interview (APPROVED!)

07/30/2015 --- Issued

08/04/2015 --- Received

09/25/2015 --- POE

10/10/2015 --- Wedding

Me: F/28/France - beneficiary :star:

Fiancé: M/29/Texas - petitioner (L)

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This is a DIY site. The people here don't feel the need to use services like those or even using a lawyer. You can do it yourself. There are a lot of people here who could and would help with your journey. Plus, its an added expense on your part. :)

I too am very busy. Juggling multiple tasks in work and taking care of twins right after. Allocate 1 to 2 hours a day or maybe even during the weekends to process and gather your requirements. Time management, patience and proper planning will make this process go smoothly as possible for you guys.

Good luck and all the best!

This is not purely a DIY site and not everyone here feels the same as you regarding using services and/or lawyers. It's up to each individual to determine what they are comfortable with and how to manage their own time.


05/16/2005 I-129F Sent

05/28/2005 I-129F NOA1

06/21/2005 I-129F NOA2

07/18/2005 Consulate Received package from NVC

11/09/2005 Medical

11/16/2005 Interview APPROVED

12/05/2005 Visa received

12/07/2005 POE Minneapolis

12/17/2005 Wedding

12/20/2005 Applied for SSN

01/14/2005 SSN received in the mail

02/03/2006 AOS sent (Did not apply for EAD or AP)

02/09/2006 NOA

02/16/2006 Case status Online

05/01/2006 Biometrics Appt.

07/12/2006 AOS Interview APPROVED

07/24/2006 GC arrived

05/02/2007 Driver's License - Passed Road Test!

05/27/2008 Lifting of Conditions sent (TSC > VSC)

06/03/2008 Check Cleared

07/08/2008 INFOPASS (I-551 stamp)

07/08/2008 Driver's License renewed

04/20/2009 Lifting of Conditions approved

04/28/2009 Card received in the mail

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Hi! My fiance (now husband) and I just used the guides here on VJ. Before we started the process, neither of us have any idea of what to do and where to start. We were both busy too, but we managed to set aside a time on our "skype dates" every night to read about fiance visa, the requirements and all the procedures. Then slowly gather some of the things that we might need. We just read and followed the Step by step guide here on VJ. If we have any questions or need to clarify something, we search here or post a question. The folks here are very helpful. :) .. you can also use the government websites for reference and clarification. But for us, most of our questions were answered here. Look for Hank_'s profile. He has very helpful links and guides specific for Philippines. :)

Good luck!

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Hi guys,

New here. My bf and I is thinking of getting a firm to help us process our K1 visa. Both of us are busy and we want the procedure to go as smoothly as possible. I found this site and apparently they have good reviews? I just wanted to know, has anyone here has used this service before? Are they Legitimate? Has anybody used a firm or anything like it to process their visa? Any recommendation?

Thank you! (L)

I used easyfiancevisa.com. I think they may be the same law firm. I can say easyfiancevisa.com is legitimate and did wonders for us.

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