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Filed: Country: China
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Here's what has and hasn't been done so far..........My attorney filled out the DS-160 a few weeks ago. Our info was electronically sent the consulate. My fiance sent Packet 3 back to the Guangzhou consulate yesterday. Fiance has setup an account at ustraveldocs, but hasn't finished inputting her profile info or paid the fee yet.

I will have my fiance finish the profile at ustraveldocs site and have her pay the fee at CITIC bank. Here's what the page shows:

Immigrant Visa-Scheduled by NVC-Registration Only Nonimmigrant Visa Immigrant Visa

1. Which one should be selected?

2. Probably depends on item #1 above, but can we pick the date or will that be given in packet 4?

TIA

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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~Moved from K1 Process to China Regional Forum~

~inquiry is country-specific~


Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: China
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Here's what has and hasn't been done so far..........My attorney filled out the DS-160 a few weeks ago. Our info was electronically sent the consulate. My fiance sent Packet 3 back to the Guangzhou consulate yesterday. Fiance has setup an account at ustraveldocs, but hasn't finished inputting her profile info or paid the fee yet.

I will have my fiance finish the profile at ustraveldocs site and have her pay the fee at CITIC bank. Here's what the page shows:

Immigrant Visa-Scheduled by NVC-Registration Only Nonimmigrant Visa Immigrant Visa

1. Which one should be selected?

2. Probably depends on item #1 above, but can we pick the date or will that be given in packet 4?

TIA

1. on the US Travel Docs website, the K-1 visa is classified in the Immigrant category. your fee will be $165 US, paid in local currency.

2. If you asked a month ago I would have told you to schedule the interview yourself, but recently it appears that peoples interviews are being scheduled for them. Wait for Packet 4, your interview is likely to be scheduled for you.


Click Below to View my timeline (spoiler added to reduce visible space consumption)

 

Timeline to date:

11/11/14 - Met online through eHarmony
11/12/14 - Started communication through email (1-2 emails daily)
12/20/14 - Communicating through Phone Calls and Video Calls
07/04/15 - First Trip to China to visit her (spent time at her home, her hometown, and Beijing), Met the whole family.
07/18/15 - Sadly I had to return back to the US
10/01/15 - I am returning back to China to be with her again
10/11/15 - She will accompany me back on the same flight for 30 days
11/14/15 - She returns back to China
12/01/15 - I-129F Fed-Ex'd to the Lewisville address
12/03/15 - Packet signed for by the receiver
12/07/15 - NOA1 Generated
12/11/15 - NOA1 Received
01/14/15 - NOA2 Generated (Approved)
01/28/16 - NVC Received (Still waiting papers for official date)
01/29/16 - NVC Case# Assigned (Still waiting papers for official date)
02/03/16 - Case Sent to Embassy
02/04/16 - Case Received by Embassy
03/03/16 - Packet 3 Received
03/03/16 - Packet 3 Sent back to Embassy
03/04/16 - DS-160 Fee paid
03/09/16 - Packet 4 Received (Documents were prepared in advance)
04/02/16 - I return to China to provide moral and emotional support as she goes to her Interview on the 5th
04/05/16 - Interview Date (APPROVED!!!)

04/25/16 - POE Dallas Texas (DFW) smooth sailing through customs

04/25/16 - Arrived in Nashville, TN 10pm
04/29/16 - Marriage Certificate received
SSN filed somewhere after this point (exact date is not remembered, received after a 30 minute wait)
11/16/16 - AoS packet mailed (i-485, i-765, i-131)
11/18/16 - AoS packet received
12/06/16 - Check Cashed
02/28/17 - EAD and AP Approved
03/02/17 - NOA2 for EAD and AP Arrived
03/02/17 - EAD/AP Card Arrived

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Filed: Country: China
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Thanks the fee was actually $265.

I was able to go through and finish the form on ustravelsdocs for my fiance and was able to select an interview date.

Man the government sure does like to make things difficult. Thanks for the help

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: China
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I just got Packet 4 today. My NOA1 is June 8. So fast. Mines has no appointment date but ask to

See attachments copy of my pk4 and cgi stanley visa fee payment and appt scheduling.

1) register at ustraveldocs.com to pay visa fee and schedule appointment

2) print "K Visa Instruction Packet" and Prepare Documents.

3) get medical and bring copy of this email

4) attend interview with all documents from "K Visa Instruction Packet"

5) Applicants must bring copy of letter to medical and interview.

Anyone know if a 7:45, 8:15, or 8:40 appointment time slot is best?

I signed up for CGI Stanley and pay visa $265 fee after mailing off PKT3. Perhaps if I paid visa fee before sending pkt3 then maybe an appointment would be set. Personally, I rather schedule appointment myself as it takes people different times to Prepare Documents.

No matter, lots of appointments available September 26, 27, then Oct 11 onward.

It seem better to Prepare Documents in the "K Visa Instructions Packet" first before setting up an appointment. You don't know how long i takes to get all those documents.

I plan to set up an appointment after I get police report so shooting for an oct 11 appointment.

Hope it helps.

As a side note, we wasted 3 hours trying to pay the $265 fee. It has an option to pay with Citic bank card or UnionPay. We had UnionPay but it opens up as a Pop UP. Once we got it open, we got "Internal Server 500 error". Anyways, 3 hours later we tried again to pay with UnionPay it worked about 1775 RMB.

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: China
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I just got Packet 4 today. My NOA1 is June 8. So fast. Mines has no appointment date but ask to

See attachments copy of my pk4 and cgi stanley visa fee payment and appt scheduling.

1) register at ustraveldocs.com to pay visa fee and schedule appointment

2) print "K Visa Instruction Packet" and Prepare Documents.

3) get medical and bring copy of this email

4) attend interview with all documents from "K Visa Instruction Packet"

5) Applicants must bring copy of letter to medical and interview.

Anyone know if a 7:45, 8:15, or 8:40 appointment time slot is best?

I signed up for CGI Stanley and pay visa $265 fee after mailing off PKT3. Perhaps if I paid visa fee before sending pkt3 then maybe an appointment would be set. Personally, I rather schedule appointment myself as it takes people different times to Prepare Documents.

No matter, lots of appointments available September 26, 27, then Oct 11 onward.

It seem better to Prepare Documents in the "K Visa Instructions Packet" first before setting up an appointment. You don't know how long i takes to get all those documents.

I plan to set up an appointment after I get police report so shooting for an oct 11 appointment.

Hope it helps.

As a side note, we wasted 3 hours trying to pay the $265 fee. It has an option to pay with Citic bank card or UnionPay. We had UnionPay but it opens up as a Pop UP. Once we got it open, we got "Internal Server 500 error". Anyways, 3 hours later we tried again to pay with UnionPay it worked about 1775 RMB.

Interview times are all up to what is comfortable for you. However my suggestion would be to take the earliest possible time. It reduces your fiance(e)'s wait in the lobby to speak with the CO, it also lowers the amount of people that will have interviewed before her, less chance for a cranky CO. Plus the sooner it's done, the sooner you can celebrate and take in the sights of Guangzhou. The Canton Tower is nice to visit, plus there are plenty of nearby places to relax and shop.


Click Below to View my timeline (spoiler added to reduce visible space consumption)

 

Timeline to date:

11/11/14 - Met online through eHarmony
11/12/14 - Started communication through email (1-2 emails daily)
12/20/14 - Communicating through Phone Calls and Video Calls
07/04/15 - First Trip to China to visit her (spent time at her home, her hometown, and Beijing), Met the whole family.
07/18/15 - Sadly I had to return back to the US
10/01/15 - I am returning back to China to be with her again
10/11/15 - She will accompany me back on the same flight for 30 days
11/14/15 - She returns back to China
12/01/15 - I-129F Fed-Ex'd to the Lewisville address
12/03/15 - Packet signed for by the receiver
12/07/15 - NOA1 Generated
12/11/15 - NOA1 Received
01/14/15 - NOA2 Generated (Approved)
01/28/16 - NVC Received (Still waiting papers for official date)
01/29/16 - NVC Case# Assigned (Still waiting papers for official date)
02/03/16 - Case Sent to Embassy
02/04/16 - Case Received by Embassy
03/03/16 - Packet 3 Received
03/03/16 - Packet 3 Sent back to Embassy
03/04/16 - DS-160 Fee paid
03/09/16 - Packet 4 Received (Documents were prepared in advance)
04/02/16 - I return to China to provide moral and emotional support as she goes to her Interview on the 5th
04/05/16 - Interview Date (APPROVED!!!)

04/25/16 - POE Dallas Texas (DFW) smooth sailing through customs

04/25/16 - Arrived in Nashville, TN 10pm
04/29/16 - Marriage Certificate received
SSN filed somewhere after this point (exact date is not remembered, received after a 30 minute wait)
11/16/16 - AoS packet mailed (i-485, i-765, i-131)
11/18/16 - AoS packet received
12/06/16 - Check Cashed
02/28/17 - EAD and AP Approved
03/02/17 - NOA2 for EAD and AP Arrived
03/02/17 - EAD/AP Card Arrived

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Iran
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We interviewed at 815. There is a Starbucks down the street you can wait at. It opens at 730. Nothing wrong with waiting outside though. I did both lol.


2-24-16 Petition Sent

2-29-16 Petition Received, Lewisville, TX

3-03-16 NOA1

6-03-16 RFE

6-22-16 NOA2

7-15-16 NVC Received

7-19-16 NVC Case Number Received

7-20-16 NVC Status changed to in route

7-21-16 NVC Status changed to Ready

8-07-16 Packet 3 Received

8-07-16 Packet 3 Sent

8-12-16 Packet 4 Received

8-15-16 Medical Interview

9-06-16 Interview

9-06-16 Additional Documents request

9-29-16 CEAC Status Issued - Approved!

10-9-16 Visa in hand

10-11-16 POE Detroit

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