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Hello Im having an 8 year relation and she is in Singapore. I'd been seeing her yearly till 2012, unfortunately, I hvnt had a chance to see her from then till now. But I traveling very soon this year and I am looking forward to proceed on applying for K1 visa. I am really worried to do it myself, but if someone could walk me through to start doing so. I would really appreciate anyone who could share their thoughts and experience. Thank you guys

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Yes, read the Guides. Welcome to the forum.


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01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.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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Welcome to the group! For sure read the guidelines. I found it easy, once you read and understand what is needed, to make a cheat sheet (or book) for you to follow along. That way all you have to do is 'fill in the blank' sort of speak. Remember to ALWAYS read, review and read again for all of your forms. This is to make sure you have ALL the necessary information, documents, proof and clear answers to any questions. It's very doable to complete the K1 on your own instead of hiring some top notch lawyer. Any questions or uncertainty you have, always ask! This is a great website to use! :D


Timeline:

  • Met on Facebook - September 18, 2016
  • Started Dating - December 30, 2016
  • Met in Person - September 25, 2017 (Surprised him for his birthday)
  • Got Engaged! - September 28, 2017 ♥
  • Filed for I-129F - December 22, 2017
  • Rec'd NOA1(Text/Email) - January 2, 2018 :D
  • Rec'd Hard Copy NOA1 (Letter) - Jan. 3, 2018 (letter dated Dec. 29, 2017)
  • Rec'd RFE notice (email 7/24/18) - Pending hard copy letter :whistle:
  • Rec'd RFE letter in mail (July 27, 2018). Needs details about previous petition <_<
  • Mailed RFE - Sept. 06, 2018 (will be rec'd Saturday and picked up by Monday)
  • USCIS confirmed RFE rec'd (email, text & USCIS App) - Sept, 11, 2018
  • NOA2 Approval Letter - rec'd Nov. 17, 2018 (dated Nov. 09, 2018) - approximately  10 1/2 months of waiting! 😞
  • NVC Rec'd Petition - Nov. 23, 2018
  • NVC Case # - PENDING 👈
  • Case # Rec'd - December 06, 2018
  • Arrived at Casablanca Embassy - PENDING 🤩



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A very priceless video my sweetheart made about our time together and our engagement! :wub:

I LOVE this man! Can't wait to marry him! :P:D

 

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Hello, I am also new to this forum (first post) and I have just mailed my K1 I-129F package off to Texas...I did my own K1 application and I would recommend doing it yourself...95% of the preparation is gathering documents together which you have to do yourself anyway...birth certificates, divorce decrees, passport photos, and the personal biographic information about yourself and your fiancee...date and place of birth, parents names and info, addresses where you and your fiancee have lived, employment history, etc....none of the visa preparation companies that want to charge you hundreds of $$$ can do any of those things for you anyway...they just prey upon your insecurity about messing up the application and getting rejected....it really is easy (although tedious and time-consuming) like putting together a jig saw puzzle....the pieces are all there in your possession...you just need to put them together on the appropriate forms. There are numerous guides and checklists online and some great videos on Youtube...check out SezStyle on youtube...he is an American who just got a K1 approved for his Filipina wife...he does a good job of walking you through the process...Good Luck and start getting busy on it today....the forms are all available free online...USCIS website.

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A hijack post has been removed -- poster has own thread in proper forum.


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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Hello, I am also new to this forum (first post) and I have just mailed my K1 I-129F package off to Texas...I did my own K1 application and I would recommend doing it yourself...95% of the preparation is gathering documents together which you have to do yourself anyway...birth certificates, divorce decrees, passport photos, and the personal biographic information about yourself and your fiancee...date and place of birth, parents names and info, addresses where you and your fiancee have lived, employment history, etc....none of the visa preparation companies that want to charge you hundreds of $$$ can do any of those things for you anyway...they just prey upon your insecurity about messing up the application and getting rejected....it really is easy (although tedious and time-consuming) like putting together a jig saw puzzle....the pieces are all there in your possession...you just need to put them together on the appropriate forms. There are numerous guides and checklists online and some great videos on Youtube...check out SezStyle on youtube...he is an American who just got a K1 approved for his Filipina wife...he does a good job of walking you through the process...Good Luck and start getting busy on it today....the forms are all available free online...USCIS website.

Thank you so much for your advice

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Be sure to file the g325A. You put the required info and on country of residence you can put deceased and the year she passed away


07/09/2018: ROC packet sent with USPS 2-day priority shipping

07/11/2018: ROC packet delivered to the Vermont Service Center

07/16/2018: NOA1 received by mail with 18 months extension (notice date 7/12 and check cashed)

08/07/2018: Biometrics appointment letter received by mail (notice date 7/27)

08/13/2018: Biometrics appointment at east Hartford, ct

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In filling out the I-134 form, can anyone please tell me if I can include the car that i am still paying as asset?

It's not necessary. Also, you don't need to fill out the I-134 yet because it is not to be sent to the USCIS. You will send that to your fiancee for her interview.


Tahoma and Chinook's K1 story --->> http://www.visajourney.com/forums/user/57425-tahoma/

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