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Hello,

I have a few questions.

Where does my fiance in the U.S. apply for the I-129F and who does she pay the fee of $340 to and how ?

I heard there are two ways of filling a I-129F one is on paper and the other is online if online do they sent it to you by e-mail ?

After buying the I-129F and filling it in what is the exact address she needs to sent it to ?

Can she do it without a lawyer ?

What documents are included in the I-129F ? and do you pack it up in a envelop or box if that even matters ?

Thank you !

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Welcome to the forum.

You ask some very good and also very often asked questions.

Here are some links that should answer many of your questions.

:guides: easily located at the top of the forum page. In particular, the K1 Guide: http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1guide

The USCIS I-129F page also some good useful information: http://www.uscis.gov/i-129f From there you can find the official instructions, acceptable payment types, etc.

USCIS filing tips: http://www.uscis.gov/forms-filing-tips

USCIS general package assembly instructions: http://www.uscis.gov/forms/forms-and-fees/general-tips-assembling-applications-mailing

Good luck on your immigration journey.


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Answers:

  • The I-129F is a petition form that is filed, not something that is applied for. The fee can be paid by check or money order made out to "US Department of Homeland Security" and it is included with the petition. More information can be found here: http://www.uscis.gov/i-129f
  • Petition can only be filed in paper form.
  • The I-129F can be obtained for free, see the link in my first answer. The link also contains the form instructions as to where it should be sent.
  • Up to her.
  • See form instructions for documents that need to be included. Whatever the file is placed in does not matter.
Edited by Ryan H

Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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Hello,

I have a few questions.

Where does my fiance in the U.S. apply for the I-129F and who does she pay the fee of $340 to and how ?

I heard there are two ways of filling a I-129F one is on paper and the other is online if online do they sent it to you by e-mail ?

After buying the I-129F and filling it in what is the exact address she needs to sent it to ?

Can she do it without a lawyer ?

What documents are included in the I-129F ? and do you pack it up in a envelop or box if that even matters ?

Thank you !

Your fiancé will send the application and all required evidence to the Dallas Lockbox. From there they will send your application along to the designated service center.

She will pay the fee via check to the designated place listed in the instructions. Clip this to the application. It will be processed from there.

You do not do this online. You must download all the required forms online and complete them, print them out, and send them via mail. All forms are free, the fee is merely to process the application.

Unless there is something unusual about your case there is generally no need for a lawyer. My suggest to the both of you is to read very carefully the guides here. Then head over to the USCIS website. You'll find all the forms and detailed instructions on how to fill them out, how to address the check, and how to send it. http://www.uscis.gov/i-129f

Refer to the guide regarding what documents and forms you'll need to send with your application. Generally you'll want to put everything in order with a coversheet, use paperclips, and send it in a basic postal service packet.

This guide will tell you everything you need to know.

http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1guide

Edited by yuna628

K-1 - AOS & ROC Timeline  - Immigration and the Health Exchange Price of Love in the UK Thinking of Returning to UK?

 

First met: 12/31/04 - Engaged: 9/24/09
Filed I-129F: 10/4/14 - Packet received: 10/7/14
NOA 1 email + ARN assigned: 10/10/14 (hard copy 10/17/14)
Touched on website (fixed?): 12/9/14 - Poked USCIS: 4/1/15
NOA 2 email: 5/4/15 (hard copy 5/11/15)
Sent to NVC: 5/8/15 - NVC received + #'s assigned: 5/15/15 (estimated)
NVC sent: 5/19/15 - London received/ready: 5/26/15
Packet 3: 5/28/15 - Medical: 6/16/15
Poked London 7/1/15 - Packet 4: 7/2/15
Interview: 7/30/15 - Approved!
AP + Issued 8/3/15 - Visa in hand (depot): 8/6/15
POE: 8/27/15

Wedding: 9/30/15

Filed I-485, I-131, I-765: 11/7/15

Packet received: 11/9/15

NOA 1 txt/email: 11/15/15 - NOA 1 hardcopy: 11/19/15

Bio: 12/9/15

EAD + AP approved: 1/25/16 - EAD received: 2/1/16

RFE for USCIS inability to read vax instructions: 5/21/16 (no e-notification & not sent from local office!)

RFE response sent: 6/7/16 - RFE response received 6/9/16

AOS approved/card in production: 6/13/16  

NOA 2 hardcopy + card sent 6/17/16

Green Card received: 6/18/16

USCIS 120 day reminder notice: 2/22/18

Filed I-751: 5/2/18 - Packet received: 5/4/18

NOA 1:  5/29/18 (12 mo) 8/13/18 (18 mo)  - Bio: 6/27/18

 

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