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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Thailand
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Hello all,

I am getting ready to return to Thailand again next month (October) to visit my fiancé. We are currently in the K1 process. I submitted the I-129f back in August and we are patiently waiting for our NOA2. I really hope we hear something in late October.

My question is this: I would really like to complete some more of the documentation that is required such as the I-134 and my employer letter, but I am afraid it might be too soon. Can any of you tell me what I could possibly fill out in advance and take before I travel so that I can deliver them in person?

I already have a couple of complete copies of our I-129f Packet that I will be taking for her but it would be great if I can do more before I get there.

Hope this makes sense. Thanks in advance.

Scott


K-1 Visa Timeline

2016.08.11 - Mailed I-129f to USCIS

2016.08.12 - I-129 Received by USCIS

2016.08.16 - Received NOA1 via Txt Message

2016.08.18 - Received NOA1 I-797C via USPS

2016.09.21 - Received NOA2 via Txt Message (35 days)

2016.09.26 - Received NOA2 Hard copy via USPS

2016.10.06 - Received Case number from NVC

2016.10.12 - Case in Transit from NVC to BKK Embassy

2016.10.15 - Case Received by Consulate

2016.10.19 - Status changed from Transit to Ready

2016.10.20 - Packet 3 Sent to Consulate via Post

2016.10.25 - Packet 4 received from Consulate (Interview scheduled 11/15/16)

2016.11.02 - Medical Exam completed

2016.11.15 - Visa Approved!! (90 Days)

2016.11.17 - Visa received via Thai Post

2016.11.30 - Arrived in the USA!! POE: Chicago

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
Timeline

The letter of employment preferably should be written for you about 1 month away from the interview, no sooner. This shows that it is very current(I guess you could have the date it for later but yea...)

Definately can begin trying to gather some documentation; but without the NOA2 it is hard to say how long it may take(hopefully fast and then NVC is quick; but delays and issues happen).

So you have to be careful about certain things cause they may not be "valid" or very good at the final time of the interview(i.e... pay stubs dated 4 months previously or whatever)


08/15/2014 : Met Online

06/30/2016 : I-129F Packet Sent

11/08/2016 : Interview - APPROVED!

11/23/2016 : POE - Dallas, Texas

From sending of I-129F petiton to POE - 146 days.

 

02/03/2017 - Married 

02/24/2017 - AOS packet sent

06/01/2017 - EAD/AP Combo Card Received in mail

12/06/2017 - I-485 Approved

12/14/2017 - Green Card Received in mail - No Interview

 

   

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Thailand
Timeline

Scott, when I went to visit Noom in May/June I took some docs with me (but we didn't receive NOA 2 til end of June...then the NVC stuff took about a month...then interview not until September)...so I found that I needed to mail him some updated stuff. I was particularly worried about the employment letter and payslips not being as close as possible to the Packet 3 submission date for fear that we'd end up getting delayed later.

But things like your past 3 years tax filings and w2's...stuff like that, sure go ahead and take them.

And I would plan to make sure she gets her vaccinations (maybe even a preliminary med exam) while you're there, if not sooner. And the minute you get the NOA 2 send her to get the police clearance certificate. Getting that can take weeks. The embassy insists the beneficiary must have the packet 3 letter to request the police clearance certificate, but you can get it with NOA 2. And go ahead and get the birth certificate and any other Thai documents that she's going to need and get them translated.

~David


N-400 Timeline

  • 2020.03.08 -- Naturalization filing window opened
  • 2020.03.09 -- N-400 filed and feed paid online
  • 2020.03.14 -- Email/Text notifications received that biometrics appt scheduled
  • 2020.03.14 -- NOA of case receipt received via USPS
  • 2020.03.20 -- Biometrics appointment notification received via USPS
  • 2020.03.30 -- Received email notification that biometrics appt scheduled for April 2 canceled due to Covid19
  • 2020.04.02 -- Biometrics scheduled for 1:00 PM canceled due to Covid-19

 

ROC Timeline

  • 2019.03.08 -- ROC 90-Day Filing Window Opened
  • 2019.03.08 -- Mailed 1-751 and G-1145 to Phoenix (via UPS)
  • 2019.03.12 -- 1-751 and G-1145 delivered to Phoenix (via UPS)
  • 2019.03.12 -- 1-751 official submission date
  • 2019.03.15 -- I-797 (NOA 1)  LIN=Nebraska Service Center
  • 2019.03.18 -- Text message notification received: file receipt confirmation || Check for application + biometrics fees processed
  • 2019.03.18 -- NOA1 received via USPS (18-month Green Card extension)
  • 2019.09.06 -- I-797C NOA Biometrics Appointment notice date
  • 2019.09.13 -- I-797C NOA Biometrics Appointment notice receive (via USPS)
  • 2019.09.20 -- Biometrics (walk in) … originally scheduled for 2019.09.26 @ 9:00 AM 
  • 2020.03.10 -- E-notification that interview appointment scheduled
  • 2020.03.16 -- Interview appt notification receive via USPS
  • 2020.04.14 -- Interview scheduled for 7:30 AM canceled due to Covid-19
  • 2020.05.22 -- App status updated "New Card Is Being Produced"  and will be mailed
  • 2020.05.22 -- App status updated "Case Approved"
  • 2020.05.26 -- I-797 NOA received via USPS Approval Notice
  • 2020.05.27 -- App status updated to "Card Was Mailed to Me"
  • 2020.05.28 -- App status updated to "Card Was Picked Up By The United States Postal Service"; USPS tracking app shows expected delivery date of June 1, 2020
  • 2020.05.29 -- Permanent Green Card received via USPS Priority Mail


AOS Timeline

  • 2016.12.30 -- AOS, EAD, and AP applications delivered to Chicago PO
  • 2017.01.21 -- NOA1's received via USPS for I-485 (AOS),  I-131 (AP), and I-765 (EAD)
  • 2017.02.24 -- Biometrics Appointment
  • 2017.04.20 -- AOS & EAD approved; NOA2's received via USPS on 2017.04.23
  • 2017.04.29 -- EAD & AP combo card received
  • 2017.06.06 -- AOS approved!
  • 2017.06.10 -- 2-YR Green Card received

 

K-1 Visa Timeline

  • 2016.04.18 -- I-129F Received by USCIS
  • 2016.04.20 -- I-129F NOA1
  • 2016.06.29 -- NOA
  • 2016.08.15 -- Bangkok Embassy received our case from NVC
  • 2016.08.23 -- Packet 3 sent to Embassy in Bangkok
  • 2016.08.26 -- Packet 4 email received from Embassy
  • 2016.09.05 -- Medical exam @ 10:30 AM @ BNH
  • 2016.09.07 -- Interview @ 7:30 AM...Visa approved
  • 2016.09.09 -- Visa Received
  • 2016.10.02 -- Entered USA (POE LAX)
  • 2016.11.18...Our Wedding Day 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Thailand
Timeline

Scott, when I went to visit Noom in May/June I took some docs with me (but we didn't receive NOA 2 til end of June...then the NVC stuff took about a month...then interview not until September)...so I found that I needed to mail him some updated stuff. I was particularly worried about the employment letter and payslips not being as close as possible to the Packet 3 submission date for fear that we'd end up getting delayed later.

But things like your past 3 years tax filings and w2's...stuff like that, sure go ahead and take them.

And I would plan to make sure she gets her vaccinations (maybe even a preliminary med exam) while you're there, if not sooner. And the minute you get the NOA 2 send her to get the police clearance certificate. Getting that can take weeks. The embassy insists the beneficiary must have the packet 3 letter to request the police clearance certificate, but you can get it with NOA 2. And go ahead and get the birth certificate and any other Thai documents that she's going to need and get them translated.

~David

Thanks so much David. She has already been to the Hospital twice for her vaccinations. She will get her last round while I am there. I plan to take copies of my Taxes and W2's along with everything I submitted with the I-129f. I am still a bit worried about the Single Status Certification though. She has tried to call the Khon Kaen Ampur on several different occasions but can't get anyone to give her an answer or most times even answer the phone. She just doesn't know who should accompany her as witnesses. We have heard some require parents, some just relatives and others just 2 witnesses. Its not a short trip for her to make it to Khon Kaen from Bang Na, but at some point she will have to do it. Her Aunt in Khon Kaen, was able to obtain her birth certificate so that is one thing we don't have to worry about.

In any case, we haven't even received our NOA2 yet, but I feel like there is so much to do and so little time to get it done. I am flying out on the 4th of October, too bad you and Noom will already been state side by then. It would be nice to catch up with you two while I am there.

Thanks again

Scott.


K-1 Visa Timeline

2016.08.11 - Mailed I-129f to USCIS

2016.08.12 - I-129 Received by USCIS

2016.08.16 - Received NOA1 via Txt Message

2016.08.18 - Received NOA1 I-797C via USPS

2016.09.21 - Received NOA2 via Txt Message (35 days)

2016.09.26 - Received NOA2 Hard copy via USPS

2016.10.06 - Received Case number from NVC

2016.10.12 - Case in Transit from NVC to BKK Embassy

2016.10.15 - Case Received by Consulate

2016.10.19 - Status changed from Transit to Ready

2016.10.20 - Packet 3 Sent to Consulate via Post

2016.10.25 - Packet 4 received from Consulate (Interview scheduled 11/15/16)

2016.11.02 - Medical Exam completed

2016.11.15 - Visa Approved!! (90 Days)

2016.11.17 - Visa received via Thai Post

2016.11.30 - Arrived in the USA!! POE: Chicago

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