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Just got the notification that the K-1 packet is to be sent by the NVC to the Embassy in Kuala Lumpur. Here are some things I am not clear on....

1. All of the sudden, it seems, I have started seeing comments about the DS-260 online form. Am I correct in believing that we DO NOT fill out this form for the K-1?

I have assets over the 5 time 125% of the poverty line [stocks/bonds]. I do teach English as a second language but the income is under $5000 [i have been touring Asia for the past 18 months going from Tourist Visa to Tourist Visa/country to country with my base being Kuala Lumpur with my fiance] and this is my only income baring my investments. My 2013, 2014 tax returns reflect my being a full-time employee. My 2015 reflect my being a full-time employee for 1/2 of the year and self-employed starting in DEC.

MY PLAN: Offer my three years of tax returns [that show substantial earnings] and advise that I am self-employed, thus having no paychecks, teaching being a cash payment system. The interview, hopefully, will be before APR 15, 2017, and thus, I will not have my 2016 taxes prepared for the interview.

2. The government websites state that assets are considered, but what I have read here on VisaJourny states that going the asset route is unreliable. Thoughts?

2.a. Is it a better plan to get a family member to co-sponsor?

2.b. Is it an option to have my co-sponsor paperwork with me and not offer it until there is a question about my finances, and then if they do question it, then give them the co-sponsor documentation?

2.c. I am planning on returning to full-time employment when we are both in the US. I suspect this will have no effect on the decision, correct?

I-134 Affidavit of Support form

Question # 11

I __intend __do not intend to make specific contributions to the support of the person(s) named in item 3.

3. How do I answer this? I am going to be the sole supporter of my fiance while we are waiting for the work permit to come through. I suspect I answer "do not". Am I correct?

3.a. The co-sponsor, they are not intending to put any money forward unless an emergency arises, do they answer "do not"?

4. Collecting financial information.

(A) Statement from an officer of the bank/financial institution with your deposits, identifying the following: 1. date account opened; 2. total amount deposited for the past year; 3. present balance

Can I simply print out a summary from my bank's website regarding my account? Or, do I have to contact the bank and ask them to mail me something?

(D) List containing serial numbers and denominations of bonds and name of record owner(s).

My retirement account has a page that is printable and shows the values of all my stocks and bonds. Is this enough? Or, do I have to contact the company and request a letter be sent to me?

That certainly is enough for now. Writing this out has helped me. I think our course of action will be to present myself as a self-employed tutor with a permanent domicile in the US and who will be returning to the US when his fiance has secured a visa. I will submit three years of tax forms and NOT submit c co-sponsor unless requested to do so my the US Embassy in KL. It appears they will allow time to secure a co-sponsor before denying the visa request.

Any of your thoughts will be appreciated. Thank you.



Oct 07, 2016 - I-129F Sent
Oct 14, 2016 - NOA1
Nov 08, 2016 - NOA2
Dec 02, 2016 - NVC Case Number Assigned
Dec 09, 2016 - Case left NVC to US Embassy in KL, Malaysia
Dec 16, 2016 - Consulate in KL confirm case has been received
Dec 30, 2016 - Packet 3 Received
Jan 31, 2017 - Medical Exam & Vaccination
Mar 02, 2017 - Interview at US Embassy in KL (Interview Schedule was flexible as instructed on the Packet 3)
Mar 06, 2017 - Collect Passport at selected destination (Visa was approved on the interview day)
June 09, 2017 - Arrival in U.S. POE
June 17, 2017 - Marriage in Santa Rosa, CA - Honeymoon in SF ~
June 28, 2017 - Officially relocated to Yuma, Arizona

AOS - Days including RFE pausing period |  Timeline resets to Day 1 after response of RFE | Days from filing date but exclude RFE pausing period
July 14, 2017 - Mailed AOS packet to Chicago (i-485, i-765, i-131)
July 18, 2017 - Packet Received (Day 1)
July 24, 2017 - SMS and Email notification of NOA1 for AoS, EAD, and AP  (Day 6)
July 28, 2017 - Received NOA1 Hardcopy (AoS,EAD,AP) and Biometric Appointment Letter (Day 10)
Aug 17, 2017 - Biometrics Appointment Completed (Day 30)
Oct 27, 2017 - Request for Initial Evidence Letter Issued by USCIS (i-864) - RFE  (Day 101) (All cases are paused on this day, shall be resumed as soon as USCIS received response of RFIE)
Oct 30, 2017 - RFE Post-stamp date (Day 104)
Nov 2, 2017 - Received RFE Hardcopy (87 days were given to respond) (Day 107)
Nov 6, 2017 - Consultation with an Immigration Attorney (Decided to hire the Attorney to represent us to prepare the RFE(Day 111)
Jan 20, 2018 - According to our Attorney, the package is mailed out via USPS Priority Express (Day 186)
Jan 23, 2018 - Received Proof of Delivery from USPS that the package has arrived at 10:05am and signed by "M Sievers" (Day 189) (Responded by Day 86 since the Post-Stamp is dated on Oct 30)
Jan 26, 2018 - USCIS changed the  Case Status for i-485 to Response To USCIS' Request For Evidence Was Received (Day 192) (Assuming USCIS count this as official received date and reset my case - Day 1)

Mar 19, 2018 - Called the USCIS Hotline, spoke to a tier-1 USCIS Officer, explained about SRs raised not being responded despite 30 days have passed for at least 2 SRs, 3rd SR is still pending for response. Tier-1 Officer intended to forward my call to Tier-2 Officer, but due to high vol of calls, I was recommended to call back the same day 6pm or following day 8am.  (Day 244) (Day 52)

Mar 20, 2018 -  Intended to call USCIS by 8am,  but noticed I got notification about case update : EAD"We are producing your card and will mail it to you... it may take up to 120 days".  AP: "We've approved your case "Read the notice we mailed you for more information". (Day 245) (Day 53) (Day 154)
Mar 22, 2018 - Called to USCIS request for speaking to Tier-2 Officer just to check on the progress of my EAD, was told my Combo Card has been produced effectively today.Case status for EAD updated in the evening: "We mailed your card to you, The U.S. Postal Service will deliver it." Day 247) (Day 55) (Day 156)
Mar 23, 2018 - Received hardcopy NOA2 for EAD and AP. (Day 248) (Day 56) (Day 157)
Mar 24, 2018 - Surprised to find my EAD AP Combo Card arrived at the mailbox, Yay! (Day 249) (Day 57) (Day 158)
June 11, 2018 - Filed AR-11 Change Of Address via online system (along with case receipt number) due to relocation (Day 328) (Day 136) (Day 237)
June 12, 2018 - Called USCIS to verify address, I was informed that it'll take 15-30 days for the new address to be reflected into their system and I should expect an email/mail update. (Day 329) (Day 137) (Day 238)
June 13, 2018 - Sponsor has to file Form i-866 Change Of Address due to the i-865 form was filed with the old address, mail it to the address indicated on the website based on States. (Day 330) (Day 138) (Day 239)
Sep 25, 2018 - Mailed EAD/AP Renewal Package via USPS to Chicago. (Day 434) (Day 242) (Day 343)
Oct 3, 2018 - For some reason the EAD/AP stayed at the USPS to be picked up for several days since Sep 27. Finally, it is being changed to delivered.
Oct 4, 2018 - AOS status change to - Interview was being scheduled on Oct 4, 2018. I truly believe this is due to the EAD/AP Renewal triggered them to look into when was my AOS filing date.

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For the K-1 visa process, you do not have to fill out the DS-260. The beneficiary fills out the DS-160.

My fiance was approved at his interview last week and both my co sponsor and I wrote "N/A K-1 Visa Application Process" in response to the specific contributions question and did not run into any issues whatsoever. :)

I do not have any experience with the rest of the questions but hopefully someone will! Good luck! :D

K-1 Process: 

August 15th, 2016 - Form I-129f Petition sent to Dallas.

August 23rd, 2016 - NOA 1 received/re-routed to California Service Center.

October 3rd, 2016 - NOA 2 received.

November 2nd, 2016 - NVC received. 

December 8th, 2016 - Medical Exam

December 15th, 2016 - Interview (Approved)

Adjustment of Status:

January 19th, 2017 - POE (Detroit)

February 10th, 2017 - Received Social Security Card in Mail

March 4th, 2017 - Wedding!!!

May 9th, 2017 - AOS NOA 1.

May 26th, 2017 - RFE received and sent back same day. 

May 31st, 2017 - Biometrics.

June 1st, 2017 - RFE Response Received by USCIS.

June 7th, 2017 - EAD Expedite Requested.

June 15th, 2017 - EAD Online Case Status Change-New Card Being Produced. 
June 20th, 2017 - EAD Online Case Status Change-Card Was Mailed. 
June 22nd, 2017 - EAD/AP Combo Card received in mail. 
July 13th, 2017 - Case Is Ready To Be Scheduled For An Interview.
August 18th, 2017 - Case Scheduled for Interview.
September 21st, 2017 - AOS Interview in Detroit-APPROVED!!! (Case Status Updated 6 hours After Interview-Didn't receive on spot approval). 
September 25th, 2017 - "Welcome to the United States" letter/Written confirmation of green card approval arrived in mail. 
September 26th, 2017 - Online status change to "My Card Was Mailed to Me."
September 29th, 2017 - Green Card Received! 

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