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Hey guys, so I submitted the K1 visa package roughly a month or two ago, and last week received an RFE regarding intent to marry.

The odd thing is, In my initial package, which I sent to Texas, I included both a letter of intent from me (Petitioner) and a letter of intent written by my fiancee'. Both signed, dated, and included in the package. However, my package, when it was received in Texas, was then sent to California to be handled. Is it possible that my fiancee's letter of intent was misplaced? Lost in transit? Or are they suggesting that the letter was insufficient? I'm just trying to figure out how to properly respond to this. They stated in the RFE that intent to marry includes letters of intent, wedding preparations, etc. But as of this point, we have made no official wedding plans because we have no idea when, or IF, the K1 visa application would be approved. Therefore, all we have to submit in terms of intent to marry, would be these letters.

I sent the original copy of her letter of intent, and I have a scanned copy in my possession now. I was considering to scan another copy of her letter of intent, and mail that in response to the RFE, with a letter stating that the original copy of her letter of intent was included in our first submission. Any other advice?

Thanks in advance guys.

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Hey guys, so I submitted the K1 visa package roughly a month or two ago, and last week received an RFE regarding intent to marry.

The odd thing is, In my initial package, which I sent to Texas, I included both a letter of intent from me (Petitioner) and a letter of intent written by my fiancee'. Both signed, dated, and included in the package. However, my package, when it was received in Texas, was then sent to California to be handled. Is it possible that my fiancee's letter of intent was misplaced? Lost in transit? Or are they suggesting that the letter was insufficient? I'm just trying to figure out how to properly respond to this. They stated in the RFE that intent to marry includes letters of intent, wedding preparations, etc. But as of this point, we have made no official wedding plans because we have no idea when, or IF, the K1 visa application would be approved. Therefore, all we have to submit in terms of intent to marry, would be these letters.

I sent the original copy of her letter of intent, and I have a scanned copy in my possession now. I was considering to scan another copy of her letter of intent, and mail that in response to the RFE, with a letter stating that the original copy of her letter of intent was included in our first submission. Any other advice?

Thanks in advance guys.

I'm guessing the letter of intent got lost somewhere along the way.

We received a RFE regarding the same issue. In order to have enough evidence (better safe than sorry), we included NEW letters of intent from both of us, messages in which we talked about the wedding with each other and with people that are in the wedding. Also we haven't made final plans we included an outline of wedding plans. I would suggest to do the same thing. Although they can't expect you to make reservations etc because an approval is not guranteed, write a letter telling them what your ideas of what the wedding will look like are.

The most important thing though is that you both state that you do intent to marry within the 90day period given on the K1 visa.


K1- Visa Timeline
07/18/2014 I-129F sent to Texas

07/23/2014 NOA1 (hard copy 7/28/14)

04/11/2015 NOA2 (hard copy 4/18/15)

07/23/2015 Interview
08/23/2015 POE

APPROVED after 365 days(!)

AOS/EAD Timeline
09-18-2015 I-485/ I-765 sent to Chicago
09-24-2015 NOA1 (hard copy on 9/29/15)
10-16-2015 Biometrics
11-30-2015 NOA2 for I-485 (hard copy 12/3/15)
APPROVED AFTER 67 days (!)

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I'm guessing the letter of intent got lost somewhere along the way.

We received a RFE regarding the same issue. In order to have enough evidence (better safe than sorry), we included NEW letters of intent from both of us, messages in which we talked about the wedding with each other and with people that are in the wedding. Also we haven't made final plans we included an outline of wedding plans. I would suggest to do the same thing. Although they can't expect you to make reservations etc because an approval is not guranteed, write a letter telling them what your ideas of what the wedding will look like are.

The most important thing though is that you both state that you do intent to marry within the 90day period given on the K1 visa.

Thanks for your reply! The only issue with including new letters of intent would be requiring her to write something new, and mail it, which could take a week or two to arrive to my place, so I could mail it directly to UCIS. That is a good idea though. I wish they would have specified further, stating if the letter was missing, or insufficient.

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They probably lost it, which is super annoying!

Easy thing to fix though - good luck!


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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I know. It will add another week or so to the process. But we did the same thing and wanted to make sure to have everything in order, including original signatures from both of us.

Good luck!! Although getting a RFE is a huge bummer it also means they are working on your case and if everything goes well, you will have an approval in just a few weeks :-)


K1- Visa Timeline
07/18/2014 I-129F sent to Texas

07/23/2014 NOA1 (hard copy 7/28/14)

04/11/2015 NOA2 (hard copy 4/18/15)

07/23/2015 Interview
08/23/2015 POE

APPROVED after 365 days(!)

AOS/EAD Timeline
09-18-2015 I-485/ I-765 sent to Chicago
09-24-2015 NOA1 (hard copy on 9/29/15)
10-16-2015 Biometrics
11-30-2015 NOA2 for I-485 (hard copy 12/3/15)
APPROVED AFTER 67 days (!)

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I know. It will add another week or so to the process. But we did the same thing and wanted to make sure to have everything in order, including original signatures from both of us.

Good luck!! Although getting a RFE is a huge bummer it also means they are working on your case and if everything goes well, you will have an approval in just a few weeks :-)

Good point, I didn't think of it like that. Thanks for your replies guys. I appreciate it.

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Your case got adjudicated really fast so the additional week or two of getting the letter is much easier compared to others who have waited 8 months or so. I'm glad you are being optimistic in seeing the good in getting the RFE. And yes, letters of intent sometimes get lost but at least its an easy thing to settle.


My K1 timeline (4 months/NO expedites): http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/profile.php?cfl=0&id=163489

My AOS timeline (10 months):

08/16/2014 - Sent in AOS package

08/18/2014 - Delivered per USPS website

08/22/2014 - Text of receipt numbers received

08/27/2014 - NOA hard copies received (dated 08/19 and 08/21)

08/29/2014 - Notice date of Biometrics letter

09/11/2014 - Received Biometrics appointment letter

09/18/2014 - Biometrics completed at USCIS Raleigh, North Carolina

11/08/2014 - EAD / Travel Document approved and went to card production

11/19/2014 - Received EAD/AP combo card (dated 11/14/2014)

12/16/2014 - Received Notice of Potential Interview Waiver letter dated 12/11/14

06/24/2015 - AOS approved! Card picked up by USPS KY for delivery

06/26/2015 - Received green card by mail (Yay I can rest for 2 years!)

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