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Has anyone else did the K-1 Fiance Visa themselves?

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Hello,

I highlighted my questions in black bold. I'm new to this forum. I am an American woman, and my fiance is from Russia. I have to start the fiance Visa this month so that I can bring him over here as soon as possible. Is it going to be super difficult if I'm doing this all myself without a lawyer? I'm very organized, and if given the proper instructions on everything I can do it myself. Has anyone else done the K-1 Fiance Visa themselves, and was successful... or in the process like me? Also is that site (rapidvisa.com) a scam or is it a real help?

If we have all the relationship proof, and I filled the forms and everything correctly...is there anyway they can just deny him the visa...just for the heck of it?

Anyways basically if I cannot bring him to America, than we agreed that we will just live together in another country where we both don't need visas....That's just plan B if we couldn't be together in USA, but I prefer that I try to bring him to America so we can be close to my family, and for him it doesn't really make a difference where we live as long as we are together.

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MOSTLY everyone in here do follow the guides and its a piece of cake

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

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If you have proof of a bonefide relationships youll be ok

And no one can tell you if youll be denied or not it depends on your evidence and the CO viewing the case :thumbs:

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:girlwerewolf2xn: Ana (L) Felix :wub:

K1 March Filer 2016

Interview Approved August 19, 2016

POE September 25, 2016

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DISCLAIMER: Please excuse my ABC & Gramm@r I am not an editor...

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:girlwerewolf2xn: Ana (L) Felix :wub:

K1 March Filer 2016

Interview Approved August 19, 2016

POE September 25, 2016

AOS November Filer 2016

DISCLAIMER: Please excuse my ABC & Gramm@r I am not an editor...

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http://www.visajourney.com/portals/index.php?country=Russia

Here is you countries portal ;) follow it


:girlwerewolf2xn: Ana (L) Felix :wub:

K1 March Filer 2016

Interview Approved August 19, 2016

POE September 25, 2016

AOS November Filer 2016

DISCLAIMER: Please excuse my ABC & Gramm@r I am not an editor...

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Yes! I did it myself all through resources on the Internet. If you need any advice or have questions don't hesitate to ask! It's simple, the only thing I found confusing was putting photos and information together to prove our relationship is legitimate. I didn't know how much I needed to provide. But a few photos of us (9 or 10) and some with his family and mine were more than enough. I got approved in less than 2 months.

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Yes! I did it myself all through resources on the Internet. If you need any advice or have questions don't hesitate to ask! It's simple, the only thing I found confusing was putting photos and information together to prove our relationship is legitimate. I didn't know how much I needed to provide. But a few photos of us (9 or 10) and some with his family and mine were more than enough. I got approved in less than 2 months.

Yes, Right now I'm in the process of gathering our photos together, and I have written letters from his parents to us, and 2 photos with his family. Also when you mean photos with your family...was it just a photo with you and your parents together?

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Yes, Right now I'm in the process of gathering our photos together, and I have written letters from his parents to us, and 2 photos with his family. Also when you mean photos with your family...was it just a photo with you and your parents together?

Sorry I should have been more clear. I attached photos of my fiancé with my family and photos of myself with his family.

I also wrote on the back of each photo to make things clear for whoever is reviewing it. I added the Location the photo was taken, the date, and a little description like (John and Mary with John's family).. Just an example of names lol!

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Sorry I should have been more clear. I attached photos of my fiancé with my family and photos of myself with his family.

I also wrote on the back of each photo to make things clear for whoever is reviewing it. I added the Location the photo was taken, the date, and a little description like (John and Mary with John's family).. Just an example of names lol!

Do you think 2 photos with his full family is enough? Also are written letters from his parents something to add as well?

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lawyers or service companys arent needed , research thoroughly and ull do fine


 

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05/04/17 - Biometric appointment

05/17/17 - Case ready to be scheduled for interview

07/20/17 - EAD/AP Approved

07/25/17 - GC interview scheduled

07/27/17 - EAD/AP in hand

08/14/17 - GC interview , approved =)

08/18/17 - GC approval notice letter

08/21/17 - GC in hand

 

 

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I echo everyone else: unless you have any red flags, a lawyer is not needed. Just read the guides on here and the instructions on the USCIS website carefully and stay patient with USCIS - it's a lengthy process, but well worth it. Good luck!


K1 Visa
Feb. 29, 2012: I-129F sent
March 8, 2012: NOA1 (VSC)
August 30, 2012: NOA2
Oct. 1, 2012: Packet 3 received
Nov. 3, 2012: Packet 4 received
Nov. 15, 2012: Interview - approved!
Jan. 18, 2013: POE New York Seaport
Feb. 2, 2013: Wedding

AOS
March 6, 2013: AOS Package sent
March 12, 2013: I-485, I-765, I-131 NOA's
March 29, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

May 10, 2013: EAD/AP approved
Sept. 5, 2013: "Potential Interview Waiver Case" letter received
Nov. 2, 2013: AOS approved (no interview)

ROC
Aug. 4, 2015: I-751 sent
Aug. 6, 2015: NOA1 (CSC)
Sept. 4, 2015: Biometrics Appointment
Feb. 10, 2016: ROC approved

 

Dual Citizenship
Aug. 26, 2016: BBG application sent (permit to retain German citizenship)
Nov. 21, 2016: BBG approval notice received (p/u at German Honorary Consulate, OKC: Feb. 6, 2017)
Dec. 8, 2016: N-400 sent
Dec. 12, 2016: Priority Date (NBC)

Jan. 9, 2017: Biometrics Appointment

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I echo everyone else: unless you have any red flags, a lawyer is not needed. Just read the guides on here and the instructions on the USCIS website carefully and stay patient with USCIS - it's a lengthy process, but well worth it. Good luck!

what are those red flags?


AOS, EAD
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Sent (i-485, i-765) : 4 March '17

Received: 6 March '17

Noa1: 22 March '17

Hardcopy received: 25 March '17

I-485 RFIE: 29 March '17

RFIE response received: 19 April '17

Biometrics: 20 April '17

Service Request: 12 June '17 (100 days)

Answer: Case is in our current processing time 13 June '17

2nd Service Request: 3 July '17 (118 days)

New card is producing: 5 July '17 (120 days) NOTE* they didn't even assign someone to my Service request.

 

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Sent : 6 June '16

Noa1 : 9 June '16

Noa2 : 18 August '16

NVC Received: 30 August '16

Case Number Assigned: 1 September '16

Interview date: 5 December '16

Missing papers: i-134 and police record. Gonna send ASAP.

Sent missing papers : 3 January '17

Ap : 5 January '17

Ap update and got mail that says documents received: 9 January '17

Ready and nonimmigrant visa: 13 January '17

Issued: 17 January '17

Visa in the hand: 18 January '17

POE: 26 January '17

Marriage Date: 3 February '17

TOOK  7 MONTHS

 

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I echo everyone else: unless you have any red flags, a lawyer is not needed. Just read the guides on here and the instructions on the USCIS website carefully and stay patient with USCIS - it's a lengthy process, but well worth it. Good luck!

Could you give me an idea of what an example of a red flag could be?

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