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Good day to one and all!!

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Just so you know...... I am from England and got engaged to an American girl from Virginia last August. We kicked off the K1 process in December 2006 and are hoping to have the visa to get married in Hawaii this year. We received our NOA2 very quickly (in early February) and know the electronic copy of the paperwork has been received and they are looking to process the paper copy during March. For personal reasons we would love to be able to marry in June, but realise this is pretty tight. So I am trying to get as much organised before I receive packet 3 from the embassy in London, so I can send the checklist back as soon as I receive it.

I wonder if anyone could share with me the contents of the specific pieces of packet 3 for the UK?

I know that I have to obtain the police certificates, which we call 'subject access' requests here. I have lived in London, Surrey and Hamshire through the years. I have requested and just received the cetificate from the surrey police, but it seems to only state my details relating to the Surrey police records. So now I am thinking that I might to make similar request from the Hampshire and Metropolitan police forces too. Can anyone tell me what the packet 3 from the London embassy says in this area?

Thanks for anyone who can share the actual document from the London embassy or answer this specific question.

Good luck to everyone out there!!!! Cheers, Ed.


"One person with a belief is equal to a force of 99 who have only interests."

John Stuart Mill

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
Timeline

Go to the UK specific forum. Also, check out the Gallery for scans of the checklist for packet 3 - it's all there!


I-129F/K1

1-12-07 mailed to CSC

1-22-07 DHS cashes the I-129F check

1-23-07 NOA1 Notice Date

1-26-07 NOA1 arrives in the post

4-25-07 Touched!

4-26-07 Touched again!

5-3-07 NOA2!!! Two approval emails received at 11:36am

5-10-07 Arrived at NVC/5-14-07 Left NVC - London-bound!

5-17-07??? London receives?

5-20-07 Packet 3 mailed

5-26-07 Packet 3 received

5-29-07 Packet 3 returned, few days later than planned due to bank holiday weekend

6-06-07 Medical in London (called to schedule on May 29)

6-11-07 "Medical in file" at Embassy

6-14-07 Resent packet 3 to Embassy after hearing nothing about first try

6-22-07 DOS says "applicant now eligible for interview," ie: they enter p3 into their system

6-25-07 DOS says interview date is August 21

6-28-07 Help from our congressional representative gives us new interview date: July 6

7-06-07 Interview at 9:00 am at the London Embassy - Approved.

7-16-07 Visa delivered after 'security checks' completed

I-129F approved in 111 days; Interview 174 days from filing

Handy numbers:

NVC: (603) 334-0700 - press 1, 5; US State Department: (202) 663-1225 - press 1, 0

*Be afraid or be informed - the choice is yours.*

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I agree with Timsdaisy...

Its mainly just more forms to fill out.

You won't need your police certificate untill the interview, but you will need the ones from the different counties. I had to get mine from the Hampshire police also and mine too AGES, the full 40 days!


K-1 visa issued: 12/15/2006

107 days from mailing AOS package to receiving green card! Received 6/27/07 dated 6/20/07

Removing conditions:

mailed 5/22/2009

Recieved at CSC 5/23/2009

Check cashed 5/27/09

NOA date 5/26/09 - still not received

I-551 stamp in passport 6/19/09

Biometrics notice date 6/16/09

Biometrics received 6/20/09

Biometrics apt date 7/9/09

Biometrics cancellation notice 6/27/09

Biometrics apt notice date 6/26 recieved 7/7

Biometrics apt 7/22/09

Touch 7/22/09

Finally able to see online info 7/22/09

Card production email 8/19/09 date ordered 8/18

Recieved approval letter in mail 8/19/09 date 8/13!

Touch 8/19

Email stating approval notice sent 8/24/09

Green card in hand!! 8/24/09

Husband joined army and moved from San Diego to Ft. Benning GA! 8/30/11

Filed N400 based on 5 years of residency 9/12/12

Recieved email notifcation recieved package 9/19/12

Biometrics 10/22/12

Early Biometrics 10/04/12

In line for interview 10/8/12 for 8 days

Interview 11/20/12 PASSED!

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How far back to police certificates have to go? ie since age 16/18 etc? Thanks!


Timeline

AOS

Mailed AOS, EAD and AP Sept 11 '07

Recieved NOA1's for all Sept 23 or 24 '07

Bio appt. Oct. 24 '07

EAD/AP approved Nov 26 '07

Got the AP Dec. 3 '07

AOS interview Feb 7th (5 days after the 1 year anniversary of our K1 NOA1!

Stuck in FBI name checks...

Got the GC July '08

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Everywhere you've lived since 16.


K-1 visa issued: 12/15/2006

107 days from mailing AOS package to receiving green card! Received 6/27/07 dated 6/20/07

Removing conditions:

mailed 5/22/2009

Recieved at CSC 5/23/2009

Check cashed 5/27/09

NOA date 5/26/09 - still not received

I-551 stamp in passport 6/19/09

Biometrics notice date 6/16/09

Biometrics received 6/20/09

Biometrics apt date 7/9/09

Biometrics cancellation notice 6/27/09

Biometrics apt notice date 6/26 recieved 7/7

Biometrics apt 7/22/09

Touch 7/22/09

Finally able to see online info 7/22/09

Card production email 8/19/09 date ordered 8/18

Recieved approval letter in mail 8/19/09 date 8/13!

Touch 8/19

Email stating approval notice sent 8/24/09

Green card in hand!! 8/24/09

Husband joined army and moved from San Diego to Ft. Benning GA! 8/30/11

Filed N400 based on 5 years of residency 9/12/12

Recieved email notifcation recieved package 9/19/12

Biometrics 10/22/12

Early Biometrics 10/04/12

In line for interview 10/8/12 for 8 days

Interview 11/20/12 PASSED!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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I agree with Timsdaisy...

Its mainly just more forms to fill out.

You won't need your police certificate untill the interview, but you will need the ones from the different counties. I had to get mine from the Hampshire police also and mine too AGES, the full 40 days!

I thought there was just one for the whole country - doesn't it come from Scotland Yard (this is another one of those times when my head can't wrap around the concept of a country with no state-like political subdivisions)? I suppose this is something I should let my brit fiance figure out - but now I'm curious: he's really only lived in Essex and Suffolk counties - so he needs certs from both?


I-129F/K1

1-12-07 mailed to CSC

1-22-07 DHS cashes the I-129F check

1-23-07 NOA1 Notice Date

1-26-07 NOA1 arrives in the post

4-25-07 Touched!

4-26-07 Touched again!

5-3-07 NOA2!!! Two approval emails received at 11:36am

5-10-07 Arrived at NVC/5-14-07 Left NVC - London-bound!

5-17-07??? London receives?

5-20-07 Packet 3 mailed

5-26-07 Packet 3 received

5-29-07 Packet 3 returned, few days later than planned due to bank holiday weekend

6-06-07 Medical in London (called to schedule on May 29)

6-11-07 "Medical in file" at Embassy

6-14-07 Resent packet 3 to Embassy after hearing nothing about first try

6-22-07 DOS says "applicant now eligible for interview," ie: they enter p3 into their system

6-25-07 DOS says interview date is August 21

6-28-07 Help from our congressional representative gives us new interview date: July 6

7-06-07 Interview at 9:00 am at the London Embassy - Approved.

7-16-07 Visa delivered after 'security checks' completed

I-129F approved in 111 days; Interview 174 days from filing

Handy numbers:

NVC: (603) 334-0700 - press 1, 5; US State Department: (202) 663-1225 - press 1, 0

*Be afraid or be informed - the choice is yours.*

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Well you would think it would but it said on the forms everywhere you've lived...

When sent off, they check the local then it goes to scotland yard.

My certificate came back saying for hampshire...

Best to ask the police if its national or JUST local.


K-1 visa issued: 12/15/2006

107 days from mailing AOS package to receiving green card! Received 6/27/07 dated 6/20/07

Removing conditions:

mailed 5/22/2009

Recieved at CSC 5/23/2009

Check cashed 5/27/09

NOA date 5/26/09 - still not received

I-551 stamp in passport 6/19/09

Biometrics notice date 6/16/09

Biometrics received 6/20/09

Biometrics apt date 7/9/09

Biometrics cancellation notice 6/27/09

Biometrics apt notice date 6/26 recieved 7/7

Biometrics apt 7/22/09

Touch 7/22/09

Finally able to see online info 7/22/09

Card production email 8/19/09 date ordered 8/18

Recieved approval letter in mail 8/19/09 date 8/13!

Touch 8/19

Email stating approval notice sent 8/24/09

Green card in hand!! 8/24/09

Husband joined army and moved from San Diego to Ft. Benning GA! 8/30/11

Filed N400 based on 5 years of residency 9/12/12

Recieved email notifcation recieved package 9/19/12

Biometrics 10/22/12

Early Biometrics 10/04/12

In line for interview 10/8/12 for 8 days

Interview 11/20/12 PASSED!

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Filed: Timeline

Sorry, feel like I've put the cat amongst the pigeons now :whistle:

I hadn't checked the gallery before, so thanks for the tip....... all the initial pictures I saw were photos of happy couples.... I did find some scanned documents now, so thanks for that.

Looking at the police certificate I have all ready received from the Surrey Police, it was issued by the National Identification Service, New Scotland Yard'. Then I have two almost-contradictory quotations:

'In reply to your request for information that may be held about you by the Surrey Police on computers.........'

'From the personal details supplied in your request there is no information held about you in the person record category of the Police National Computer'.

I take it the language used will be similar whether requested through Surrey or Hampshire police?


"One person with a belief is equal to a force of 99 who have only interests."

John Stuart Mill

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Sorry, feel like I've put the cat amongst the pigeons now :whistle:

I hadn't checked the gallery before, so thanks for the tip....... all the initial pictures I saw were photos of happy couples.... I did find some scanned documents now, so thanks for that.

Looking at the police certificate I have all ready received from the Surrey Police, it was issued by the National Identification Service, New Scotland Yard'. Then I have two almost-contradictory quotations:

'In reply to your request for information that may be held about you by the Surrey Police on computers.........'

'From the personal details supplied in your request there is no information held about you in the person record category of the Police National Computer'.

I take it the language used will be similar whether requested through Surrey or Hampshire police?

Hi Edintheuk

Glad you have the police certificate in hand. To shed some light on the rest of your question, please have a look at my timeline and my posts and.

Using All the advice I obtained on these forums, I feel I saved time by getting my case number from NVC and scheduling a medical. I had more time to wait for the Noa2, so I downloaded all the packet three forms, and my fiancee obtained all the original documents taht may be required at interview.

Congrats and good luck


04-17-2007 Married using K1 Vusa
04-27-07 Filed for AOS, EAD, AP.
06-28-07 Green card arrived in mail

April 2009 Filed for removal of conditions.
May 09 2007 Biometrics
Aug 31st Congratulations letter, no interview needed
Sept 21st 2009. New green card with conditions removed arrived.

N400 Status
07/26/10 N400 mailed via UPS. Three year rule
08/03/10. Check cashed.
08/06/10 NOA letter received, but "Request for evidence" showing on the status website.
08/08/10 NOA #2. Biometrics appointment letter. Scheduled for 08/31/10
08/09/10 Biometrics completed. Walk in.
11/01/10 Touched. Transferred to local (Tampa) office
12/06/10 Interview . Passed
01/11/11 Oath ceremony

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From the UK you just need the one police check. You apply for it at your local cop shop and get back the national results. You can confirm that yours is the same as everyone else's by looking at the sample photo (it should have a blue bar across the page IIRC) but I have never heard of anyone getting the wrong one from the UK.


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Yes, even this last one.. stuff in there that not even your USC knows.....

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From the UK you just need the one police check. You apply for it at your local cop shop and get back the national results. You can confirm that yours is the same as everyone else's by looking at the sample photo (it should have a blue bar across the page IIRC) but I have never heard of anyone getting the wrong one from the UK.

*agrees*

ALL police checks go through the Scotland Yard Database regardless of where you applied from in the UK. You apply through your local police force and they send it off for checking where it then goes through the main Met Police database.

One cert is all you need.

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Go to the UK specific forum. Also, check out the Gallery for scans of the checklist for packet 3 - it's all there!

Isnt this the UK specific forum?? :)

I was alos interested what is needed for packet 3. So far..

- I've sent for my police cert

- I have my b-cert, marriage and divorce cert, my vaccination records for the medical, copy of the original petition & passport photos

- Jamal is coming to the UK in 2 weeks with notorized advicate of support, military pay forms, a letter from his commander and his tax info

I'm waiting for P3 but want everything ready to send back the day I receive it. What else do I need??


OUR K-1 VISA JOURNEY

K1 Application

12-01-2006 I-129F sent priority USPS to CSC ... the real journey begins! (Day 1)

12-06-2006 NOA1 (Day 4)

03-05-2007 NOA2 - YAY!! (Day 89))

05-04-2007 INTERVIEW!!!!!! - APPROVED! (Day 149)

05-10-2007 Visa received (Day 155)

05-17-2007 ARRIVED IN PHOENIX (Day 162)

05-25-2007 Applied SSN

06-04-2007 Received SSN in the mail

06-14-2007 Passed driving test and now have my license

07-12-2007 MARRIED

07-24-2007 Changed name with SSA

AOS

05-31-2007 Appointment with Civil Surgeon for I-693A

07-16-2007 AOS sent to Chicago (received 07-18) (Day 1)

07-27-2007 NOA1 date (received 8/1) (Day 9)

07-30-2007 Check cashed (Day 12)

08-14-2007 Biometrics (Day 28)

11-29-2007 INTERVIEW DATE!!!!!! (Day 131) APPROVED

12-11-2007 Greencard Received

ROC

09-01-2009 I-751 sent to VSC (received 09-03) (Day 1)

09-04-2009 NOA Date (received 09-14) (Day 4)

09-08-2009 Check Cashed (Day 8)

10-05-2009 Biometrics @ Jackson MS (received 09-24) (Day 35)

01-08-2010 10 Year Greencard approved

01-19-2010 10 Year Greencard received

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Go to the UK specific forum. Also, check out the Gallery for scans of the checklist for packet 3 - it's all there!

Isnt this the UK specific forum?? :)

The topic was probably moved from it's original location to the UK one.

JamalnTam

Once you get your LND2007????????? number from NVC, you can book your medical to save time.


04-17-2007 Married using K1 Vusa
04-27-07 Filed for AOS, EAD, AP.
06-28-07 Green card arrived in mail

April 2009 Filed for removal of conditions.
May 09 2007 Biometrics
Aug 31st Congratulations letter, no interview needed
Sept 21st 2009. New green card with conditions removed arrived.

N400 Status
07/26/10 N400 mailed via UPS. Three year rule
08/03/10. Check cashed.
08/06/10 NOA letter received, but "Request for evidence" showing on the status website.
08/08/10 NOA #2. Biometrics appointment letter. Scheduled for 08/31/10
08/09/10 Biometrics completed. Walk in.
11/01/10 Touched. Transferred to local (Tampa) office
12/06/10 Interview . Passed
01/11/11 Oath ceremony

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From the UK you just need the one police check. You apply for it at your local cop shop and get back the national results. You can confirm that yours is the same as everyone else's by looking at the sample photo (it should have a blue bar across the page IIRC) but I have never heard of anyone getting the wrong one from the UK.

Thanks, the certificate I have received has got the blue bars printed. Sounds like I am all set on this part. Thanks for the advice. Ed.


"One person with a belief is equal to a force of 99 who have only interests."

John Stuart Mill

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