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I haven't seen this thread. We are doing our application now and will be sending out by the end of next week. Anyone else in with January filers?


K-1 Jan 2016 Applicant timeline.

I-129f sent to lock box 7th January 2016.
Delivered 11th January 2016.
NOA1 sent to CSC January 14th 2016.
NOA1 Hard copy January 21st 2016.
RFE email 10th March 2016.
RFE hard copy - 21th March 2016.
RFE Evidence sent- 4th April 2016.
RFE Received by USCIS- 6th April 2016.
NOA2 Received by email dated 18th April 2016.
NOA2 hard copy - April 21st 2016
NVC Recieved- May 9th 2016.
NVC number received- May 9th 2016.
DS-160 filled out - 9th May 2016.
Medical - May 18th 2016
CEAC in Transit - 11th May 2016.
CEAC update embassy received medical- may 24th 2016
Interview- June 15th 2016. - approved!!
POE- July 13th 2016 -Chicago

Married July 18th 2016. (L)

AOS

Package sent- August 18th 2016

Arrived at Chicago Lockbox- August 20th 2016.

NOA 1 - August 25th 2016 (text received 27th).

AP NOA1- 22nd August 2016 (text received 27th).

EAD NOA1- 22nd August 2016 (email received 27th).

NOA1 Hard copies received- September 1st 2016.

Bio-metrics- 20th September 2016.

Request Initial Information for I-485 - October 6th 2016.

RFIE- Affidavit Support information October 11th 2016.

RFIE- Response sent Overnight USPS. October 17th 2016.

RFIE- Delivered October 18th 2016.

RFIE- Received by USCIS October 20th 2016.

EAD- Card Being produced November 17th 2016.

AP- Approved November 17th 2016.

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Welcome Jan filers. We still collating documents. Please what envelop did u use in mailing the petition? And how did u arrange the papers? Urgent advice needed please. Thank you.

I used FedEx to send the packet from Seattle to Dallas and since I used the overnight service, I had FedEx put the entire packet into one of their envelopes marked for expedited delivery. It is basically a large, legal-sized envelope big enough to fit the packet without folding any papers.

As for the order of the packet, I followed the advice of this website:

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

Definitely refer to this website above. It also has links to example forms filled out to show you how to do it. For example, in some forms if you don't have an answer to a question or it doesn't apply to you...you leave that question blank while in others you write 'none'. So pay attention to the directions for each form!

*I added the G-1145 first (the request for text/email notification of the receipt of the packet)

1. Proof of payment (check or money order ONLY)

2. Cover Letter: listing the order of the packet as indicated here (SIGNED AND DATED)

3. I-129F: completed form (SIGNED AND DATED)

4. 1-129F Supplement "declaration of how we met in person" (SIGNED AND DATED)

5a/5b. Letter from US Citizen and another from Foreign Fiance Declaring 'Intent to Marry' (SIGNED AND DATED)

6. Proof of having met in person: 5 pictures, our rental agreement abroad together, etc

7. G-325a: biographics form filled out by US citizen (SIGNED AND DATED)

8. Passport photo of US citizen, write full name on the back and put in a plastic bag and label it, then attached to #7 with G-325a

9. G-325a: biographics form filled out by foreign fiance (signed and dated...you get it)

10. Passport photo of foreign fiance, labeled and attached like #8

11. Copy of US citizen's birth certificate (front and back-used to establish citizenship)

12-14 are applicable on case by case basis (12-whether you've been divorced, 13-whether you've changed your name legally, 14-whether you've been convicted of a crime)

Hope this helps!

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It sure helped. Thanks

I used FedEx to send the packet from Seattle to Dallas and since I used the overnight service, I had FedEx put the entire packet into one of their envelopes marked for expedited delivery. It is basically a large, legal-sized envelope big enough to fit the packet without folding any papers.

As for the order of the packet, I followed the advice of this website:

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

Definitely refer to this website above. It also has links to example forms filled out to show you how to do it. For example, in some forms if you don't have an answer to a question or it doesn't apply to you...you leave that question blank while in others you write 'none'. So pay attention to the directions for each form!

*I added the G-1145 first (the request for text/email notification of the receipt of the packet)

1. Proof of payment (check or money order ONLY)

2. Cover Letter: listing the order of the packet as indicated here (SIGNED AND DATED)

3. I-129F: completed form (SIGNED AND DATED)

4. 1-129F Supplement "declaration of how we met in person" (SIGNED AND DATED)

5a/5b. Letter from US Citizen and another from Foreign Fiance Declaring 'Intent to Marry' (SIGNED AND DATED)

6. Proof of having met in person: 5 pictures, our rental agreement abroad together, etc

7. G-325a: biographics form filled out by US citizen (SIGNED AND DATED)

8. Passport photo of US citizen, write full name on the back and put in a plastic bag and label it, then attached to #7 with G-325a

9. G-325a: biographics form filled out by foreign fiance (signed and dated...you get it)

10. Passport photo of foreign fiance, labeled and attached like #8

11. Copy of US citizen's birth certificate (front and back-used to establish citizenship)

12-14 are applicable on case by case basis (12-whether you've been divorced, 13-whether you've changed your name legally, 14-whether you've been convicted of a crime)

Hope this helps!

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We have sent our first one on dec 5, the whole petition came back after two weeks because we forgot to sign one form :wacko:

We have sent it again on dec 29 and it was delivered on jan 4. Hopefully we get NOA1 this week

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We have sent our first one on dec 5, the whole petition came back after two weeks because we forgot to sign one form :wacko:

We have sent it again on dec 29 and it was delivered on jan 4. Hopefully we get NOA1 this week

Did you put your name and address on each of any copies you made of vaires things?

For instance:

Our 'how we met' answer is multiple pages long, do I need to put my name/address on each of the pages?

Should I include my name/address on the copy of my birth certificate?

Etc.

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Did you put your name and address on each of any copies you made of vaires things?

For instance:

Our 'how we met' answer is multiple pages long, do I need to put my name/address on each of the pages?

Should I include my name/address on the copy of my birth certificate?

Etc.

We put the name on every page (only2) of our "how we met" Story.

But you dont need to write it on the copy of your birth certificate because it already should has your name on it.

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Just sent the petition in today, and it should arrive to Dallas on Friday!! Although reading this thread, I didn't sign and date the declaration of how we met. I just did two sentences. I hope my passport photo doesn't hold anything up, I took it two days after I had my wisdom tooth pulled!! I'll keep you us updated


Our AOS Journey:

09/02/2016- Sent AOS Paperwork to Chicago lockbox (I-485, I-765, I-131)

09/05/2016- Paperwork received by Chicago lockbox

09/08/2016- NOA1 Texts Received

09/10/2016- NOA1s received in the mail

09/24/2016- Received biometrics letter in the mail for October 3, 2016

09/30/2016- Biometrics completed (walk-in, Tukwila)

10/01/2016- Notice of Request for Initial Evidence via text (I-485)

10/06/2016- Received RFIE in the Mail for I-864, Sent back response

10/12/2016- RFIE Received by USCIS

10/25-26/2016- Approval and Card Being Produced for EAD/AP

11/04/2016- Case Status changed to 'Case is Ready to be Scheduled for an Interview'

11/07/2016- Case Status changed to ' Card was Mailed To Me'

11/10/2016- EAD/AP Card Received in Hand

03/16/2017- AOS Interview!!

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Just sent the petition in today, and it should arrive to Dallas on Friday!! Although reading this thread, I didn't sign and date the declaration of how we met. I just did two sentences. I hope my passport photo doesn't hold anything up, I took it two days after I had my wisdom tooth pulled!! I'll keep you us updated

your timeline says you get your NOA1 at jan 22??? :)

correct me if I'm wrong but the NOA1 date isn't the delivery date.

you will get your NOA1 date in a letter or e-mail

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Anni89, I haven't had a chance to update my timeline yet lol I'll try to get to it later on today


Our AOS Journey:

09/02/2016- Sent AOS Paperwork to Chicago lockbox (I-485, I-765, I-131)

09/05/2016- Paperwork received by Chicago lockbox

09/08/2016- NOA1 Texts Received

09/10/2016- NOA1s received in the mail

09/24/2016- Received biometrics letter in the mail for October 3, 2016

09/30/2016- Biometrics completed (walk-in, Tukwila)

10/01/2016- Notice of Request for Initial Evidence via text (I-485)

10/06/2016- Received RFIE in the Mail for I-864, Sent back response

10/12/2016- RFIE Received by USCIS

10/25-26/2016- Approval and Card Being Produced for EAD/AP

11/04/2016- Case Status changed to 'Case is Ready to be Scheduled for an Interview'

11/07/2016- Case Status changed to ' Card was Mailed To Me'

11/10/2016- EAD/AP Card Received in Hand

03/16/2017- AOS Interview!!

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Anni89, oh not at all, you're fine!! It really did need to be updated! No worries :-)


Our AOS Journey:

09/02/2016- Sent AOS Paperwork to Chicago lockbox (I-485, I-765, I-131)

09/05/2016- Paperwork received by Chicago lockbox

09/08/2016- NOA1 Texts Received

09/10/2016- NOA1s received in the mail

09/24/2016- Received biometrics letter in the mail for October 3, 2016

09/30/2016- Biometrics completed (walk-in, Tukwila)

10/01/2016- Notice of Request for Initial Evidence via text (I-485)

10/06/2016- Received RFIE in the Mail for I-864, Sent back response

10/12/2016- RFIE Received by USCIS

10/25-26/2016- Approval and Card Being Produced for EAD/AP

11/04/2016- Case Status changed to 'Case is Ready to be Scheduled for an Interview'

11/07/2016- Case Status changed to ' Card was Mailed To Me'

11/10/2016- EAD/AP Card Received in Hand

03/16/2017- AOS Interview!!

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I just need to get a stapler to staple the forms together as the one we had was a kids one and we have the wrong size staples! SO is just finding out his work dates and then we are good to send. Everything else is filled out properly now. I was hoping we'd send tomorrow but it'll probably be on Thursday.

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K-1 Jan 2016 Applicant timeline.

I-129f sent to lock box 7th January 2016.
Delivered 11th January 2016.
NOA1 sent to CSC January 14th 2016.
NOA1 Hard copy January 21st 2016.
RFE email 10th March 2016.
RFE hard copy - 21th March 2016.
RFE Evidence sent- 4th April 2016.
RFE Received by USCIS- 6th April 2016.
NOA2 Received by email dated 18th April 2016.
NOA2 hard copy - April 21st 2016
NVC Recieved- May 9th 2016.
NVC number received- May 9th 2016.
DS-160 filled out - 9th May 2016.
Medical - May 18th 2016
CEAC in Transit - 11th May 2016.
CEAC update embassy received medical- may 24th 2016
Interview- June 15th 2016. - approved!!
POE- July 13th 2016 -Chicago

Married July 18th 2016. (L)

AOS

Package sent- August 18th 2016

Arrived at Chicago Lockbox- August 20th 2016.

NOA 1 - August 25th 2016 (text received 27th).

AP NOA1- 22nd August 2016 (text received 27th).

EAD NOA1- 22nd August 2016 (email received 27th).

NOA1 Hard copies received- September 1st 2016.

Bio-metrics- 20th September 2016.

Request Initial Information for I-485 - October 6th 2016.

RFIE- Affidavit Support information October 11th 2016.

RFIE- Response sent Overnight USPS. October 17th 2016.

RFIE- Delivered October 18th 2016.

RFIE- Received by USCIS October 20th 2016.

EAD- Card Being produced November 17th 2016.

AP- Approved November 17th 2016.

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