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Hi everyone,

I am new here and looking for some guidance as I get started. I am from the US and my fiancée is from Thailand. We both are currently working and living in Australia. We will be here until September 10th 2015 and wanted to know what embassy or consulate she should apply for on the form I-129f Part 2 36.a and 36.b. This is where the interview will be held im assuming? Would we be better off putting Bangkok, Thailand US embassy for the interview as that is where we will go after September 10th. How long is the timeline for interview processing?

Thank you in advanced

Luke

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Hi everyone,

I am new here and looking for some guidance as I get started. I am from the US and my fiancée is from Thailand. We both are currently working and living in Australia. We will be here until September 10th 2015 and wanted to know what embassy or consulate she should apply for on the form I-129f Part 2 36.a and 36.b. This is where the interview will be held im assuming? Would we be better off putting Bangkok, Thailand US embassy for the interview as that is where we will go after September 10th. How long is the timeline for interview processing?

Thank you in advanced

Luke

I suggest using BKK because of timing. Its possible the case would move faster than usual but to plan for that would be a mistake.

If you do use BKK make sure she gets her Australian police report prior to leaving there, then begin the process of getting the Thai police report soon after entering Thailand.

Interview processing? In BKK they see about 700 cases per month. I V cases are interviewed on two days per week only. It can take weeks to months once the case arrives in BKK to be interviewed. Time of year affects this timing as well. A Sept case wouldn't be part of the summer or winter peaks.

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Go for BKK. If you file in May you are unlikely to have an interview scheduled before Sept 10th.


K1 time line

 


I-129F sent: 12/23/2014
NOA-1: 12/29/2014
NOA-2: 06/05/2015 (158 days)
NOA-2 hardcopy: 06/11/2015 (6 days post NOA-2, 164 days total)
Sent to NVC: 06/16/2015 (11 days post NOA-2, 169 days total)
NVC receive: 06/25/2015 (20 days post NOA-2, 178 days total)
NVC case no: 06/30/2015 (25 days post NOA-2, 183 days total)
NVC left: 07/02/2015 (27 days post NOA-2, 185 days total)
Case Ready: 07/07/2015 (32 days post NOA-2, 190 days total)
submitted DS-160, paid visa fee.: 07/21/2015 (46 days post NOA-2, 204 days total)
Packet 3 sent: 07/25/2015 (50 days post NOA-2, 209 days total)
Pack 4 received: 07/30/2015 (55 days post NOA-2, 214 days total)
Medical: 09/17/2015 Interview: 09/23/2015 (108 days post NOA-2, 268 days total)
Interview Result: Approved Administrative Processing: 09/23/2015
CEAC Status Issued: 09/24/2015
Visa in hand: 09/28/2015
POE: 12/29/2015 Wedding: 01/11/2016


AOS Time Line

 

AOS package mailed: 01/13/2016
AOS package received: 01/20/2016 (day 1)
AOS NOA-1 text/email: 01/23/2016 (day 3), actual NOA-1 date 01/22/2016 (day 2)
AOS Fingerprint fee received: 01/22/2016 (day 2)
AOS check cashed: 01-25-2016 (day 5) Got 6 month NJ driver's license: 01-25-2016
3x NOA-1 hardcopies: 02/03/2016 (day 14)

Biometrics letter: 02/05/2016 (day 16) Biometrics appt (Elizabeth, NJ): 02/17/2016 (day 28)

EAD and AP approved email/txt: 03/29/2016 (day 67)

GC approval email/text: 04/04/2016 (day 74)

I-797 for I-765/I-131 in mail: 04/04/2016 (day 74)

EAD/AP delivered: 04/05/216 (day 75)

GC card being mailed status update: 04/07/16 (day 77)

GC received: 04/11/16 (day 84 post AOS NOA-1)

DONE WITH USCIS FOR 21 MONTHS!

ROC Window opens: 01/04/2018

 

ROC Time Line
ROC package mailed to Vermont 01/04/2018
ROC package received at Vermont 01/08/2018 (day 0)
Check cashed: 01/16/2018 (day 8 )
NOA-1 date: 01/09/2018 (day 1)
NOA-1 received: 01/16/2018 (day 8 )
Biometrics notice received: 02/09/2018 (day 32)
Biometrics appointment: 02/23/2018 (day 46)
Received 18-month extension letter: 08/13/2018 (day 209)

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Thanks for the help, we are going for BKK. Will be easier and seems logical.

I have another question, for her mailing address(I-129F Part 2 #3) should we use her families address in Thailand as she is not currently there? Our other option is a mailing address here in AUS which isn't as permanent but will be our address for the next 5 months or so.

I'm leaning towards the Thai address as that's where we will be for medical and interview.

Since we are only in AUS for 1 YEAR, how important is it for a police clearance for her in AUS? She can get one in Thailand as well.

thanks for all the questions, we want to make sure everything is filled out perfectly and goes fast and smooth as possible with no RFE's!

thanks for your help.

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Thanks for the help, we are going for BKK. Will be easier and seems logical.

I have another question, for her mailing address(I-129F Part 2 #3) should we use her families address in Thailand as she is not currently there? Our other option is a mailing address here in AUS which isn't as permanent but will be our address for the next 5 months or so.

I'm leaning towards the Thai address as that's where we will be for medical and interview.

Since we are only in AUS for 1 YEAR, how important is it for a police clearance for her in AUS? She can get one in Thailand as well.

thanks for all the questions, we want to make sure everything is filled out perfectly and goes fast and smooth as possible with no RFE's!

thanks for your help.

Yes she should use the Thai address.

I think if she was there for a year she must provide the police report. Its a lot easier to get one while there from what I have seen on V J.

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Thanks, we are close to sending off the I-129f now

For my mailing address, Should I put my Florida, USA address even though im abroad during this entire process? Will anything need to be mailed to me(us petioner) for the k1 visa process?

When I mail the I-129f petition I use the following address since Im mailing it from abroad in Australia?

"For Express mail and courier deliveries:

USCIS
Attn: I-129F
2501 South State Highway 121 Business
Suite 400
Lewisville, TX 75067

"

thanks!

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