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Preparing for Next Steps After NOA-2 in Uganda

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Hi everyone

We are in the process of getting a K-1 visa for my Ugandan fiance. Although I know that we can't speed up the process, we want to make sure that we are as prepared as possible for the next steps after we receive our NOA-2 hopefully within the next month or two.

What can we do now rather than later to make us prepared?

Any recommendations on where to get vaccinations, the timing of the vaccinations, and suggestions about when to begin the process of Interpol? We want to make sure that we are not held up by a lack of documents or by having any outstanding requirements when the time comes.

Thank you

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*** Country-specific thread is moved from the K-1 Process forum to the Africa/Sub-Saharan regional subforum. ***


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01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.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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Hi! I am also in the process of filing for a k-1 visa with my Ugandan fiancé. The one thing that comes to mind in regards to timing is any form that required an original signature for me to send in from the U.S. or for him to take with him to the interview because this meant we had to mail the forms to our respective countries. For example, when I filed the initial petition (I 129-F) I had to wait for him to mail me his signed intent to marry letter from Uganda to the U.S. because the original signature was required on the document, not a scanned or faxed copy.

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