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My fiancée is a Viet national living in BKK, working for Agoda and she has a valid work permit and visa. Our K1 was just approved by USCIS, travelled through the NVC and the NVC packet is 'In Transit' to the BKK embassy.

We know that we need a police report and are trying to figure out the documents needed to get this going. I have seen it takes 5 weeks or more for this document to be generated (and you can't pay extra for expedited processing). The instructions are rather confusing and most of the advice seems to understandably be aimed at Thai nationals. The various sources seem to differ wildly or not apply at all to our situation. Is it possible to get the process started now? I have seen some reports saying you just need a copy of the NOA2 and her work related stuff to get the Police report. Other places say she can't even start on this process unless she has the first page of her Packet 3.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

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K1

Spoiler

 

09/24/2016 - I-129F Packet Submitted

09/26/2016 - NOA1

10/27/2016 - RFE Received

11/02/2016 - RFE Reply sent

11/09/2016 - NOA2

11/21/2016 - NVC Receives packet

12/12/2016 - Case left NVC for BKK Consulate

01/10/2017 - After travelling via the slowest route possible (likely via carrier pigeon) BKK Consulate receives packet

01/16/2017 - Packet 3 Instructions received

02/28/2017 - Packet 3 Instructions Completed

03/05/2017 - Packet 4 received 

03/29/2017 - Interview disappears from the schedule on the embassy website

03/30/2017 - She goes to her interview, is told they need to verify her documents since she is Vietnamese interviewing in Thailand, receives a 221G with 'Verification of Viet documents' as the reason. Gave back her passport.

03/31/2017-04/04/2017 - Case is being continuously touched. We suspect that our case was approved at this point but they didn't have her passport.

04/10/2017 (10 days after interview) - Email emabssy to inquire about updates and if there was anything we could do to move things forward.

04/10/2017 (3h later) - She is told that she is approved and to expect her passport soon (how when they don't have it in their posession?)

04/10/2017 - After clarification, instructed to send our passport to them.

04/10/2017 - Ship out passport in a rush to beat Songkran (which failed)

04/11/2017 - Passport at embassy according to Thai Post Office

04/17/2017 - Emailed to confirm they received the passport. They issued an evasive answer about Songkran backlog (they love evasive non-committal answers)

04/24/2017  Evening - Case changes from Immigrant Visa to Non-Immigrant Visa and a new case created date is given

04/25/2017 morning  (less than 12h later) - Case flies through Ready -->Admin Processing --> Issued

04/26/2017 - Checks mail, passport is there. No mention of it being mailed out. 

05/02/2017 - Arrives in the USA, without Issue

06/17/2017 - Marriage!

AOS

7/01/17- Mailed AOS packet to Chicago

7/03/17- Packet received

07/07/17 - SMS and Email notification of NOA1 for AoS, EAD, and AP

07/13/17 - Received paper copies of NOA1 for AoS, EAD, and AP

07/21/17 - Received Biometrics Appointment Letter

08/02/17 - Biometrics Appointment Completed 

11/04/17 - EAD Approved - New Card Is Ready For Production

11/09/17 - AP Approved

11/09/17 - EAD - Card Produced Awaiting Mailing

11/09/17 - EAD - Card Has Been Mailed.

11/13/17 - EAD/AP Combo Card Received. 

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My fiancée is a Viet national living in BKK, working for Agoda and she has a valid work permit and visa. Our K1 was just approved by USCIS, travelled through the NVC and the NVC packet is 'In Transit' to the BKK embassy.

We know that we need a police report and are trying to figure out the documents needed to get this going. I have seen it takes 5 weeks or more for this document to be generated (and you can't pay extra for expedited processing). The instructions are rather confusing and most of the advice seems to understandably be aimed at Thai nationals. The various sources seem to differ wildly or not apply at all to our situation. Is it possible to get the process started now? I have seen some reports saying you just need a copy of the NOA2 and her work related stuff to get the Police report. Other places say she can't even start on this process unless she has the first page of her Packet 3.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

I would get started right away on this. My fiancee (a Thai national) applied for her police clearance on November 14 and is still waiting to receive it! As far as the "extra fee" (expedited service), that was available four weeks ago. From what I've heard here, it cuts the turnaround time from 4-6 weeks to 1-2 weeks. Be prepared to lay down 1500฿ (about $42) for this service.

If you fiancee lives and works in Bangkok, she can easily visit the police clearance center. Consider yourself lucky in that regard. Yes, your fiancee can bring a copy of your NOA2 and that should be sufficient based on my fiancee's experience.

For further details, check out the Thai Police Clearance Certificate instructions on the US Embassy's web site. Although it's not noted there, she'll need to bring a color copy of your passport bio page with your signature below it. (Odd, I know.)

Hope this helps!


K1 visa journey: 107 days from NOA1 to visa in hand

Spoiler

01 Oct 2016    Mailed I-129F packet (27 pages)
12 Oct 2016    NOA1 SMS and e-mail               (11 days from sent date)
03 Nov 2016    NOA2 SMS                          (22 days from NOA1 date)
29 Nov 2016    NVC received I-129F petition      (26 days from NOA2 date)
13 Dec 2016    CEAC status shows "Ready"     (13 days from NVC sent date)

03 Jan 2017    Received Packet 4 e-mail (19 days from Packet 3 sent date)
24 Jan 2017    Interview                   (21 days from Packet 4 e-mail)
27 Jan 2017    Visa in hand                     (107 days from NOA1 date)
09 Feb 2017    POE Philadelphia, PA

 

AOS journey: 256 days from NOA1 to GC in hand

Spoiler

06 Apr 2017    Mailed I-485/I-131/I-765 packet (83 pages)

12 Apr 2017    I-485/I-131/I-765 packet delivered

28 Apr 2017    NOA1 SMS                   (22 days from send date)
01 May 2017    NOA1 letters received        (3 days from SMS date)
13 May 2017    Biometrics letter received (17 days from NOA1 date)
26 May 2017    Biometrics appointment     Success!

26 Jul 2017    SR for EAD over 75 days    (90 days from NOA1 date)

07 Aug 2017    SR reply: "case under review"    (12 days to reply)

09 Aug 2017    Infopass appointment      (104 days from NOA1 date)

16 Aug 2017    Contacted representative's office

25 Aug 2017    EAD/AP card approved      (120 days from NOA1 date)

01 Sep 2017    EAD/AP card received via USPS

21 Sep 2017    Contacted representative's office

03 Nov 2017    AOS interview letter received

07 Dec 2017    AOS interview

18 Dec 2017    Conditional (2 year) GC in hand!

 

08 Sep 2019    ROC window opens

 

Cumulative number of pages mailed to USCIS: 110

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