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Question about a k1 petition. It was received in Texas February 20th 2015. They have not touched it yet. I plan to go to nigeria in October to see my fiance. When I get back, if I send a packet in with pictures and flight documents and such to show we spent time together with my case # will they add it to my file for when they do process it? Thanks!

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I don't believe they will, especially if they haven't touched it, it'd be too much work to sort through it just to add to it.

Save the pictures for the actual interview. Pictures and such are supporting evidence, if you didn't send any supporting evidence with your petition back in Feburary than it's possible that you'll get an RFE and then you can send more, but I don't think it's possible to add more evidence to an already sent petition without getting an RFE.


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04/08/16 - I-485, I-765, I-131 AOS Application recieved by USCIS
04/12/16 - 3 NOA1's received in mail
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Chances are your packet will not meet up with your petition and that it will be denied. You can then re file with all the evidence.

It is not a loss to try to send it in though. Make sure you send copies only.

Take pics with family and search for threads on front loading the next time around, extremely important for Lagos !


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I-129F Sent : 3-31-2014, NOA2: 4-6-2014

NVC Received : some dinkelsberry yehoo in the house of clingons send our petition to the wrong consulate.

Consulate Received : July 30,2014 Transfer to right embassy complete.

Interview Date : Oct 22, 2014

Interview Result : AP , requesting another PC (not expired) and certified divorce decree (was submitted)Stokes interview via phone for petitioner 4 hrs after interview.

Oct 23 email notification visa approved.
Visa Received : Nov. 3 , 2014 VISA IN HAND.

US Entry : Nov. 21, 2014

Marriage : Dec 27, 2014

AOS send : May 12, 2015, received May 14, 2015 USPS priority

Email &text : May 18, 2015, check cashed May 19,2015, return receipt May 21, 2015 stamped USCIS Lockbox, NOA1 (3x) May 22,2015

Biometrics : June 1, 2015 letter received for appointment June 8, 2015, successful walk-in June 1, 2015

RFE : June 12, 2015 for income not meeting guideline. Income does ( ! ) exceed guideline.

RFE response : June 26, 2015 returned with a boat load full of financial evidence.

UPDATE: July 5, 2015 updated on all 3 cases, RFE received June 30, 2015.

Service request : Aug 12, 2015, letter received that it will be processed within 90 days from receipt of RFE.

UPDATE: Aug 24, 2015, EAD card being produced/ordered. ( 102 days from AOS receipt day and 55 days from RFE response received.) Thank you Jesus !

Emails : Aug 24, 2015, EAD approved, EAD card ordered.

I-797 EAD/AP approval notice received : Aug 27, 2015

EAD/AP combo card mailed : Aug 27, 2015, EAD/AP combo card received: Aug 31, 2015

Renewal application send for EAD/AP : May 31,2016 (AOS pending over 1 year). Received June 2, 2016,Notice date June7, 2016, emails,texts, NOA1 hard copy

Service request for pending AOS April 21, 2016, case not assigned yet.
Service request for pending AOS June 14, 2016, tier 2 said performing background checks.
Expedite request for EAD/AP Aug 3, 2016, Aug10 notification >request was received, assigned, completed. RFE letter requesting evidence for expedite, docs faxed Aug18

*Service request for I-485 Aug 3, 2016, Aug11 notification> request was assigned. Service request Dec 2, 2016.
AOS Interview letter received Aug 12, 2016

AOS Interview September 21, 2016.

Second Biometrics appointment letters received for EAD and AOS on Aug 15, 2016 for Aug 17 ( 2 day notice).

Second Biometrics completed Aug 17, 2016

Third Biometrics appointment letter received Aug 19, 2016 for Sept. 1, 2016. WTH ?!

EAD/AP (renewal) approval Aug 22, 2016, NOA2 received Aug 25, 2016

Renewal EAD in production notification text and online, expedite successful 4 days after RFE request response was faxed, Aug25mailed,Aug29received.

Sept. 21 Interview, 2 hour interview, we were separated and asked about 50 questions each for an hour each. IO was firm but professional, some smiles.
Several service requests made, contacted Senator and Ombudsman. Background checks still pending.
July 21, 2017 HOME VISIT.  Went well. Topic thread in AOS forum.
Waiting to skip ROC and get 10 yr GC due to over 2 year while pending AOS
AOS APPROVED Oct. 4, 2017 * Green card in hand Oct 13, 2017 !!!!!

First K1 denied after 16 month of AP. Refiled. We are a couple since 2009. Not a sprint but a matter of endurance.

 

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I don't believe they will, especially if they haven't touched it, it'd be too much work to sort through it just to add to it.

Save the pictures for the actual interview. Pictures and such are supporting evidence, if you didn't send any supporting evidence with your petition back in Feburary than it's possible that you'll get an RFE and then you can send more, but I don't think it's possible to add more evidence to an already sent petition without getting an RFE.

OP and beneficiary have not met but send off petition. Denial is more realistic than RFE.


Spoiler

 

I-129F Sent : 3-31-2014, NOA2: 4-6-2014

NVC Received : some dinkelsberry yehoo in the house of clingons send our petition to the wrong consulate.

Consulate Received : July 30,2014 Transfer to right embassy complete.

Interview Date : Oct 22, 2014

Interview Result : AP , requesting another PC (not expired) and certified divorce decree (was submitted)Stokes interview via phone for petitioner 4 hrs after interview.

Oct 23 email notification visa approved.
Visa Received : Nov. 3 , 2014 VISA IN HAND.

US Entry : Nov. 21, 2014

Marriage : Dec 27, 2014

AOS send : May 12, 2015, received May 14, 2015 USPS priority

Email &text : May 18, 2015, check cashed May 19,2015, return receipt May 21, 2015 stamped USCIS Lockbox, NOA1 (3x) May 22,2015

Biometrics : June 1, 2015 letter received for appointment June 8, 2015, successful walk-in June 1, 2015

RFE : June 12, 2015 for income not meeting guideline. Income does ( ! ) exceed guideline.

RFE response : June 26, 2015 returned with a boat load full of financial evidence.

UPDATE: July 5, 2015 updated on all 3 cases, RFE received June 30, 2015.

Service request : Aug 12, 2015, letter received that it will be processed within 90 days from receipt of RFE.

UPDATE: Aug 24, 2015, EAD card being produced/ordered. ( 102 days from AOS receipt day and 55 days from RFE response received.) Thank you Jesus !

Emails : Aug 24, 2015, EAD approved, EAD card ordered.

I-797 EAD/AP approval notice received : Aug 27, 2015

EAD/AP combo card mailed : Aug 27, 2015, EAD/AP combo card received: Aug 31, 2015

Renewal application send for EAD/AP : May 31,2016 (AOS pending over 1 year). Received June 2, 2016,Notice date June7, 2016, emails,texts, NOA1 hard copy

Service request for pending AOS April 21, 2016, case not assigned yet.
Service request for pending AOS June 14, 2016, tier 2 said performing background checks.
Expedite request for EAD/AP Aug 3, 2016, Aug10 notification >request was received, assigned, completed. RFE letter requesting evidence for expedite, docs faxed Aug18

*Service request for I-485 Aug 3, 2016, Aug11 notification> request was assigned. Service request Dec 2, 2016.
AOS Interview letter received Aug 12, 2016

AOS Interview September 21, 2016.

Second Biometrics appointment letters received for EAD and AOS on Aug 15, 2016 for Aug 17 ( 2 day notice).

Second Biometrics completed Aug 17, 2016

Third Biometrics appointment letter received Aug 19, 2016 for Sept. 1, 2016. WTH ?!

EAD/AP (renewal) approval Aug 22, 2016, NOA2 received Aug 25, 2016

Renewal EAD in production notification text and online, expedite successful 4 days after RFE request response was faxed, Aug25mailed,Aug29received.

Sept. 21 Interview, 2 hour interview, we were separated and asked about 50 questions each for an hour each. IO was firm but professional, some smiles.
Several service requests made, contacted Senator and Ombudsman. Background checks still pending.
July 21, 2017 HOME VISIT.  Went well. Topic thread in AOS forum.
Waiting to skip ROC and get 10 yr GC due to over 2 year while pending AOS
AOS APPROVED Oct. 4, 2017 * Green card in hand Oct 13, 2017 !!!!!

First K1 denied after 16 month of AP. Refiled. We are a couple since 2009. Not a sprint but a matter of endurance.

 

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IF you send in supplemental evidence in the manner you describe, it MIGHT get hooked up with your other documents. It may be like finding two needles in a VERY LARGE haystack. People have likely had better success when submitting additional evidence with an RFE, at least there is a reference number to connect the two separate packets.

As has been discussed with you before, submitting evidence of more than one visit with the initial petition (front-loading) is an often used practice when dealing with notoriously hard embassies such as Lagos.

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/553084-k3-vs-k1/#entry7677083

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OP and beneficiary have not met but send off petition. Denial is more realistic than RFE.

Oh shoot. I thought they had met already. Sorry about that!


*More detailed timeline in profile!*
 
Relationship:     Friends since 2010, Together since 2013
 

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Met online: June 2010
Started dating: March 20, 2013
Engaged: November 27, 2014
Married: Feburary 20, 2016



The K-1 Process:    Done in 208 days                                               
 

Spoiler

04/27/15- NOA1 Recieved                                                    
06/02/15 - NOA2 Recieved
09/22/15 - Interview       (221g for more documents (a SECOND cosponsor), see profile for more details!)                                            
11/09/15 -  ISSUED!!                                                              
11/10/15 - Passport received                                                
02/20/16 - Wedding!              


                                                
 AOS   Done in 77 days                                                                            
 

Spoiler

04/08/16 - I-485, I-765, I-131 AOS Application recieved by USCIS
04/12/16 - 3 NOA1's received in mail
05/14/16 - Biometrics for AOS and EAD
06/27/16 - I-485 Case to changed to "New Card being produced"  (Day 77)
06/27/16 - I-485 Case changed to Approved! (Day 77)
06/30/16 - I-485 Case changed to "My Card has been mailed to me!"
07/05/16 - Green Card received in mail! 

 



ROC 

05/09/18 - Mailed out ROC to CSC

05/10/18 - CSC Signed and received ROC package
06/07/28 - NOA1 

06/11/18 - Check cashed

06/15/18 - NOA received in the mail

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Wow...no we have not met yet hence the reason we are trying to work this all out. I'm sorry that I filed before figuring everything 100% out. I've been scrutinized and yelled at several times for making this mistake. People have been very rude about it. I'm just trying to work with what I have now and find a way to make it work without having to start all over again with fees and #######. I DON'T have the money for all of this. I realize you all feel the same way and Yes, I have to have money in order to bring him here. I've heard it all before. BUT, I'm a full time college student working multiple jobs and about to have surgery. I CAN'T afford all these fees nor can I afford airfare back and forth. I can't go to him right now because of the surgery and being unable to travel out of the country. He is a full time master's student as well and doesn't have a job (unemployment in Nigeria is way worse than in America). He has been doing side jobs, borrowing from his parents and looking into getting a loan to pay for all the fees and his airfare here but, can't afford several trips and/or paying for me to go back and forth.

This post and all my posts before this have been simple questions from those who have already done this. I appreciate feedback and help but, I don't appreciate the rude remarks and people treating me badly or as if I don't know anything. Yes, I've made mistakes but, that is why I'm here trying to learn and find ways to work with what I have. Thank you to those of you who have helped and are supportive about it.

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Nobody is treating you badly. No one has yelled at you. You are being told the truth. You have not met. You will be denied. There is no way to "work with what you have'.

USCIS are not in the least concerned with whatever difficulties you think you have. Two hard and fast rules. You have to be free to marry. You have to have met.

You aren't going to get advice from people who have done this the way you are trying to. Those people have been denied.

In your first posts, you were advised to withdraw, meet and refile. That is what you need to do.


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OP, nobody has been rude to you or yelled at you. They've spoken the truth. It feels like you're just taking things too personally. If you think that the board scrutiny is bad, how would you handle an immigration official not believing that your relationship is real?

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Wow...no we have not met yet hence the reason we are trying to work this all out. I'm sorry that I filed before figuring everything 100% out. I've been scrutinized and yelled at several times for making this mistake. People have been very rude about it. I'm just trying to work with what I have now and find a way to make it work without having to start all over again with fees and #######. I DON'T have the money for all of this. I realize you all feel the same way and Yes, I have to have money in order to bring him here. I've heard it all before. BUT, I'm a full time college student working multiple jobs and about to have surgery. I CAN'T afford all these fees nor can I afford airfare back and forth. I can't go to him right now because of the surgery and being unable to travel out of the country. He is a full time master's student as well and doesn't have a job (unemployment in Nigeria is way worse than in America). He has been doing side jobs, borrowing from his parents and looking into getting a loan to pay for all the fees and his airfare here but, can't afford several trips and/or paying for me to go back and forth.

This post and all my posts before this have been simple questions from those who have already done this. I appreciate feedback and help but, I don't appreciate the rude remarks and people treating me badly or as if I don't know anything. Yes, I've made mistakes but, that is why I'm here trying to learn and find ways to work with what I have. Thank you to those of you who have helped and are supportive about it.

I am sorry about the responses that aren't supportive like you pointed out and I understand how you feel. It's really difficult when you are pursuing an important goal and are presented with obstacles. The last time I saw my wife was two days after our wedding in Nigeria and it's been over a year now. I appreciate the many helpful answers I have received on this forum. They have made this journey a bit easier for me. I believe things will work out for you with prayers and the support you get from here. Don't give up. Remember, where there's a will, there's a way!

Cheers!

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I am sorry about the responses that aren't supportive like you pointed out and I understand how you feel. It's really difficult when you are pursuing an important goal and are presented with obstacles. The last time I saw my wife was two days after our wedding in Nigeria and it's been over a year now. I appreciate the many helpful answers I have received on this forum. They have made this journey a bit easier for me. I believe things will work out for you with prayers and the support you get from here. Don't give up. Remember, where there's a will, there's a way!

Cheers!

thank you!

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Last time you were here, in June, you were going to withdraw the petition. Everyone told you already you will be denied for not having met. Don't be surprised if they tell you the same thing again.

I don't think the question poses itself - if you filed in February you will receive the denial before you return from your trip. Just file again with the evidence. You'll have a good case then.

Good luck to you!

Edited by D.Ba

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Also, you must have met before! The petition is filed. I recently looked at a USCIS website where they explained denied petitions. Someone appealed and sent proof that they met after filing. Didn't work. Still declined.

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Also, you must have met before! The petition is filed. I recently looked at a USCIS website where they explained denied petitions. Someone appealed and sent proof that they met after filing. Didn't work. Still declined.

I was going to link those appeals when I got home today to show many have tried to meet after filing but before being reviewed...evidence was sent in but petition denied, appeal denied. Have to have met before getting what we call NOA1. So regardless if the evidence catches up it won't matter. Can you link those here so that all can see? I'm on my phone and at work...not optimal for me right now.

Edited... here are all the appeals decided so far this year. Not all pertain to this but they are sprinkled in there. I can't pick through them on from my phone.

http://www.uscis.gov/laws/admin-decisions?topic_id=1&newdir=D6+-+Fiancees+and+Fiances+of+U.S.+Citizen+%28K-1%29%2FDecisions_Issued_in_2015/

Edited by Shauneg

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