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K-1 Visa - Abby and John

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Hi everyone!

My name is Abby and I live in Atlanta, GA. I'm engaged to an awesome man named John who lives outside Toronto, Canada. We met playing video games on Xbox and have met in person 3 times over the last year (once for almost a month)!

We've been gathering paperwork for almost a month now and we're just about ready to submit. I'm so grateful for this website because it made it SOO much easier! Any question I had was already answered with a quick search.

I'm looking forward to getting this big binder in the mail and updating my timeline! Unfortunately I see that I-129Fs from Georgia go to the Texas service center :(, but hopefully it won't take too long!


K1

06.17.2015 - I-129F Sent

06.19.2015 - I-129F Delivered

06.24.2015 - Check cashed, Electronic NOA1

06.29.2015 - Hard copy NOA1 (NOA1 Date 06.23.2015)

08.04.2015 - Notice of RFE

08.10.2015 - RFE in mail (long form birth certificate)

08.14.2015 - RFE received notification (email)

08.24.2015 - NOA2

09.15.2015 - Case # from NVC

09.28.2015 - Logged at MTL (status "Ready")

09.28.2015 - Emailed Packet 3 to MTL

09.29.2015 - Packet 4 received via email

11.16.2015 - Medical in Toronto

12.17.2015 - Interview in Montreal -- Approved!

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Welcome!

We were the opposite, he was the USC and I was from Toronto. Although we went the Cr1 route, I hope this site can help. Where exactly are you both from? I lived in Roncesvalles and moved to Smyrna.

Good luck


USCIS
August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2
178 DAYS FROM NOA-1


NVC
February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete
25 DAY TRIP THROUGH NVC


Medical
May 4, 2009


Interview
May, 26, 2009


POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011
209 DAY TRIP TO REMOVE CONDITIONS

Citizenship

April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony

Waited...

September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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Right now everything everything is being sent to CSC. Also if you have a big binder you have waaay to much stuff. I'm guessing in the evidence department, people seem to misunderstand that section. They want proof you met in person in the last two years, not proof of your whole relationship. Anyway, good luck and be happy you'll be sent to CSC, despite every K1 being sent there they are still approving them at 4-5 weeks.

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Welcome to the forum.


Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

> Almost 2 years of our lives involved with the USCIS/DOS "shuffle" & worth every second of it ! <

"Si vis amari, ama" - Seneca

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Welcome to the forum.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Right now everything everything is being sent to CSC. Also if you have a big binder you have waaay to much stuff. I'm guessing in the evidence department, people seem to misunderstand that section. They want proof you met in person in the last two years, not proof of your whole relationship. Anyway, good luck and be happy you'll be sent to CSC, despite every K1 being sent there they are still approving them at 4-5 weeks.

That is good news! I'm waiting on the signed forms from my fiance to come in the mail and then it'll be sent off!

It's a one inch binder, so I guess not that big :)! We have met in person three times in the past year, so I have all the flight confirmations and passport stamps, etc. I was putting together snippets of our convos from each month of the last 2 years, but you're right, that's probably overkill.


K1

06.17.2015 - I-129F Sent

06.19.2015 - I-129F Delivered

06.24.2015 - Check cashed, Electronic NOA1

06.29.2015 - Hard copy NOA1 (NOA1 Date 06.23.2015)

08.04.2015 - Notice of RFE

08.10.2015 - RFE in mail (long form birth certificate)

08.14.2015 - RFE received notification (email)

08.24.2015 - NOA2

09.15.2015 - Case # from NVC

09.28.2015 - Logged at MTL (status "Ready")

09.28.2015 - Emailed Packet 3 to MTL

09.29.2015 - Packet 4 received via email

11.16.2015 - Medical in Toronto

12.17.2015 - Interview in Montreal -- Approved!

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Welcome!

We were the opposite, he was the USC and I was from Toronto. Although we went the Cr1 route, I hope this site can help. Where exactly are you both from? I lived in Roncesvalles and moved to Smyrna.

Good luck

That's awesome! My fiance is in Barrie and I live in Virginia Highland :).


K1

06.17.2015 - I-129F Sent

06.19.2015 - I-129F Delivered

06.24.2015 - Check cashed, Electronic NOA1

06.29.2015 - Hard copy NOA1 (NOA1 Date 06.23.2015)

08.04.2015 - Notice of RFE

08.10.2015 - RFE in mail (long form birth certificate)

08.14.2015 - RFE received notification (email)

08.24.2015 - NOA2

09.15.2015 - Case # from NVC

09.28.2015 - Logged at MTL (status "Ready")

09.28.2015 - Emailed Packet 3 to MTL

09.29.2015 - Packet 4 received via email

11.16.2015 - Medical in Toronto

12.17.2015 - Interview in Montreal -- Approved!

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Hi Abby,

Welcome, congratulations and good luck!

Don't fear Texas: that's where our petition went and it took 3 months from filing the I-129F to receiving Consulate advice (P3/4). Was actually pretty amazed how fast it all went through in the USA.

Above is correct. Relationship proof at the I-129F stage is simply that you have met in the last 2 years. For this, we simply provided photos of us together in both Australia and the USA with dates. Easy. The full-detail stuff should be ready to be given at the Consular interview stage, but you have plenty of time for that.


Filed I-129F: 3 November 2014 (CSC)

NOA 1: 20 November 2014

NOA 2: 2 February 2015

Consulate Notification: 8 April 2015

Consular Interview: 19 May 2015
Medical: 20 May 2015
Administrative Processing: 20 May - ???

GLOBAL VISA SHUTDOWN: 9 June 2015
Advised approved for issuance: 24 June 2015
Requested re-validated I-129F (expired during shutdown): 24 June 2015
Advised I-129F revalidation received: 30 June 2015
Administrative Processing: 30 June 2015

Visa Issued: 13 JULY 2015
USA POE: 24 OCT 2015

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Hi Abby,

Welcome, congratulations and good luck!

Don't fear Texas: that's where our petition went and it took 3 months from filing the I-129F to receiving Consulate advice (P3/4). Was actually pretty amazed how fast it all went through in the USA.

Above is correct. Relationship proof at the I-129F stage is simply that you have met in the last 2 years. For this, we simply provided photos of us together in both Australia and the USA with dates. Easy. The full-detail stuff should be ready to be given at the Consular interview stage, but you have plenty of time for that.

Thanks for the advice! I'm including flight confirmations, passport stamps, and photos.


K1

06.17.2015 - I-129F Sent

06.19.2015 - I-129F Delivered

06.24.2015 - Check cashed, Electronic NOA1

06.29.2015 - Hard copy NOA1 (NOA1 Date 06.23.2015)

08.04.2015 - Notice of RFE

08.10.2015 - RFE in mail (long form birth certificate)

08.14.2015 - RFE received notification (email)

08.24.2015 - NOA2

09.15.2015 - Case # from NVC

09.28.2015 - Logged at MTL (status "Ready")

09.28.2015 - Emailed Packet 3 to MTL

09.29.2015 - Packet 4 received via email

11.16.2015 - Medical in Toronto

12.17.2015 - Interview in Montreal -- Approved!

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