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I-129F - Cuba HELP!

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My fiance and I are finally taking the steps to apply for a K-1 visa. Though I'm excited about the possibility of finally being in the same country, this process seems so overwhelming!

My question is, how am I supposed to gather my fiance's supporting documents for the I-129F petition? Such as a passport style photo, intent to marry? I was just in Cuba visiting him, but of course I wasn't thinking and I didn't check the specifics of what's required before my visit. So for those who've successfully arranged the packet, how did you guys get these things? I can't even imagine the wait time for trying to send stuff back and forth via mail. Please help!! Thanks.

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i had an electronic copy of my husband's passport photo that i printed at a local store. i did have his original signature on the letter of intent - I got that on one of my trips to Cuba. Do you know anyone who will be traveling between Cuba and the US in the near future? If so, maybe you can arrange them to bring back the items you need. There are also carrier services out of Miami, Florida that will take things to Cuba for you. We sent a phone to my mother-in-law a few months back using one of these companies and paid about $30-40 for the delivery.

K1 Visa

Texas Service Center

12.23.2013 I-129F Sent

01.02.2014 I-129F NOA1

07.07.2014 I-129F NOA2

09.24.2014 Interview

11.13.2014 Visa Issued

11.20.2014 POE Miami, Florida

11.23.2014 Civil Ceremony


01.12.2015 AOS package sent

01.16.2015 NOA1 (I-485, I-765, I-131)

02.06.2015 Case status change - RFE (I-485)

02.12.2015 Biometrics Appt

02.12.2015 Received I-485 RFE letter and sent requested info back to NBC

02.18.2015 Case status change - I-485 RFE information received by NBC

03.09.2015 EAD/AP Approved

03.16.2015 EAD/AP Card mailed

03.18.2015 EAD/AP Card Received

06.15.2015 I-485 Interview Waiver Letter received (dated 6.11.2015)

08.28.2015 I-485 Approved - Card in Production email received

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I emailed the letter document for my fiance to print, sign, and then send to me via dhl. it's a little expensive, but it worked. from Havana it's probably a week or a little more to receive documents from Cuba. from other locales in Cuba, it will be an extra week, as they have to send your package to havana, which can take a while, and then the normal send time from Havana.

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09/16/2014 -- Mailed I-129F petition
09/19/2014 -- I-129F received at Texas lockbox
09/23/2014 -- NOA1
09/24/2014 -- Received text/email acceptance from USCIS
09/27/2014 -- Received hardcopy NOA1
10/09/2014 -- NOA2

10/30/2014 -- NVC assigned case number

11/03/2014 -- NVC shipped to Havana

11/10/2014 -- Interview Scheduled for 1/6/2015

11/13/2014 -- Embassy Received file - Status changed to READY

12/2014 -- Changed interview date to 2/19/2015 due to delay in getting all documents

02/19/2015 -- Interview - Visa APPROVED!

02/23/2015 -- Case status changed to ISSUED!

02/26/2015 -- Visa in hand!

03/18/2015 -- US entry in Miami

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