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Starting this thread for all i-129F/K1 visa beneficiaries in India.

The time after NOA1 and NOA2 is a very anxious one. There's so much to do and each receipt brings along a wave of relief followed by a bigger wave of nervousness on what to do next! I am there right now myself in the middle of these :P

NOA1 is the very first milestone. Meaning that your file was complete was received by the USCIS and the file is complete on first look with no missing signatures on forms.

After this its either an RFE (we all hope not!) or the happy NAO2. After NOA2, the case goes to NVC and then to the US embassy in beneficiary’s country. (INDIA – for this topic)

As I understand, each country would work a little differently in terms of which documents are mandatory or optional for them.

The time between NOA1 and NOA2 can be wisely used to get all the docs in order for the interview so save last minute stress.

A beneficiary is required to carry all the documents as in the i-129F petition filed earlier. In addition, following are the documents needed.

Please add to this list or correct wherever i go wrong.

Please let us know the specific documents for the India embassy.

Docs needed to be ready before the interview:

  1. i-129F package as filed.
  2. Affidavit of Support from the petitioner. (Is the Form i134 required to have Original signature of petitioner or scanned copy also works?)
  3. Supporting documents for ongoing relationship since filing of i129F
  4. Intent to Marry. (Is this required again dated closer to the interview?)
  5. Birth certificate of the beneficiary.(What if I don’t have the original or original doesn’t have my name? Can I show class 10th mark sheet or PAN card as substitute?)

What other documents are required?

Thanks a ton for all the help and support J


09 Dec 2016 - i-129F Package Sent
12 Dec 2016 - Case Received
17 Dec 2016 - NOA - 1

20 Mar 2017 - NOA - 2 Approved! 

06 Apr 2017 - NVC Receive and Case Number # 

11 Apr 2017 - Case In Transit

13 Apr 2017 - Case 'Ready'

20 Apr 2017 - Medical Checkup Done

03 May 2017 - Visa Interview - Approved

17 May 2017 - Visa Ready for Pickup! 

12 June 2017 - Port of Entry

*************** AOS **************

02 Aug 2017 -  Case Received for I-485, AP and EAD

08 Aug 2017 - NOA-1

28 Aug 2017 - Biometrics Appointment

01 Nov 2017 - EAD 'New card is being produced'

03 Nov 2017 - Card is mailed

08 Nov 2017 - Combo Card received

16 July 2018 - Filed for EAD/AP Renewal

Still waiting..........

 

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Help with these questions please :

Docs needed to be ready before the interview:

  • -Affidavit of Support from the petitioner. (Is the Form i134 required to have Original signature of petitioner or scanned copy also works?)

  • -Intent to Marry. (Is this required again dated closer to the interview?)
  • -Birth certificate of the beneficiary.(What if I don’t have the original or original doesn’t have my name? Can I show class 10th mark sheet or PAN card as substitute?)

09 Dec 2016 - i-129F Package Sent
12 Dec 2016 - Case Received
17 Dec 2016 - NOA - 1

20 Mar 2017 - NOA - 2 Approved! 

06 Apr 2017 - NVC Receive and Case Number # 

11 Apr 2017 - Case In Transit

13 Apr 2017 - Case 'Ready'

20 Apr 2017 - Medical Checkup Done

03 May 2017 - Visa Interview - Approved

17 May 2017 - Visa Ready for Pickup! 

12 June 2017 - Port of Entry

*************** AOS **************

02 Aug 2017 -  Case Received for I-485, AP and EAD

08 Aug 2017 - NOA-1

28 Aug 2017 - Biometrics Appointment

01 Nov 2017 - EAD 'New card is being produced'

03 Nov 2017 - Card is mailed

08 Nov 2017 - Combo Card received

16 July 2018 - Filed for EAD/AP Renewal

Still waiting..........

 

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I'm not as far along in the process as you, however, my neighbor came to US on a K1 visa (what are the odds??) and said that the will need a birth certificate. My fiance was born prior to when certificates were issues in India, so he doesn't even have one! Luckily, we discovered this far enough in advance to take care of the issue. Apparently, he has been told that he can request one from the local (state?) offices where he was born.

 

We also found out (through my many hours of research and investigation) that having a blank last/family name field on the passport can become an issue later. I'm not sure if this is the case for you, but if it is, it is much easier to fix in India than in America, where one's legal name is the be-all-end-all. All he had to do was go to an interview at the Indian passport office to get his given "middle name" to the last/family name field (which is what he has always been known as).

 

I'm sorry I don't have more answers for your other questions! Best of luck to you and your fiance!

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On 1/30/2017 at 9:41 AM, TexasHeartsIndia said:

I'm not as far along in the process as you, however, my neighbor came to US on a K1 visa (what are the odds??) and said that the will need a birth certificate. My fiance was born prior to when certificates were issues in India, so he doesn't even have one! Luckily, we discovered this far enough in advance to take care of the issue. Apparently, he has been told that he can request one from the local (state?) offices where he was born.

 

We also found out (through my many hours of research and investigation) that having a blank last/family name field on the passport can become an issue later. I'm not sure if this is the case for you, but if it is, it is much easier to fix in India than in America, where one's legal name is the be-all-end-all. All he had to do was go to an interview at the Indian passport office to get his given "middle name" to the last/family name field (which is what he has always been known as).

 

I'm sorry I don't have more answers for your other questions! Best of luck to you and your fiance!

Hey hope you are well along the process , please let me know how long the beneficiary had to wait to schedule the interview? i mean all dates were open and he could schedule within a week or had to wait? 


09 Dec 2016 - i-129F Package Sent
12 Dec 2016 - Case Received
17 Dec 2016 - NOA - 1

20 Mar 2017 - NOA - 2 Approved! 

06 Apr 2017 - NVC Receive and Case Number # 

11 Apr 2017 - Case In Transit

13 Apr 2017 - Case 'Ready'

20 Apr 2017 - Medical Checkup Done

03 May 2017 - Visa Interview - Approved

17 May 2017 - Visa Ready for Pickup! 

12 June 2017 - Port of Entry

*************** AOS **************

02 Aug 2017 -  Case Received for I-485, AP and EAD

08 Aug 2017 - NOA-1

28 Aug 2017 - Biometrics Appointment

01 Nov 2017 - EAD 'New card is being produced'

03 Nov 2017 - Card is mailed

08 Nov 2017 - Combo Card received

16 July 2018 - Filed for EAD/AP Renewal

Still waiting..........

 

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Hi! I just filed at the end of last month...24 days ago to be exact. Not that I'm counting! :D My fiance is from India so we will be going through the India embassy. Hoping our NOA2 comes sooner rather than later. I'm already driving myself crazy with this process of waiting! Did you ever get answers to your other questions? Hope you get an interview and the approval soon!! 


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