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So i'm lost, me and my boyfriend don't know where to start.. he is an army soldier, we met when e was stationed where i live in Italy (vicenza) now he is done with his time here and since a week he went back to the states. he now i  stationed in Fort Bragg North carolina.. We both young, he is 21 and im almost 19. we wanted to get married in italy but they didnt extend his contract so now we opted for a k1 visa, but no one is really helping and the websites say all the same things, but we still lost. we are trying to fill the form i-129f but then? where does he have to send that at? or email it to who? and after that what we have to do? i live in italy but the passport im using is moroccan, and i dont know if this can influence things, if yes how? is there anyone in our same situation who can help us please?

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Welcome to VJ.

 

First off, start here with the guides for the K-1 visa and I-129F petition : http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1guide

 

You both need to fill out the required forms, sign and date(you the beneficiary can print, sign and scan him a copy, his needs to be all original wet signatures). Then once the packet is completed mail it to the Lockbox in Lewisville, Texas.

 

The passport shouldn't be any issue as long as you are a legal resident in Italy, you can process through that embassy. If not, then you would need to return and process through the Moroccan embassy, and it is probably a lot better/easier to go through the embassy in Italy I would think.

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08/15/2014 : Met Online

06/30/2016 : I-129F Packet Sent

07/08/2016 : NOA 1 Received

08/25/2016 : NOA 2 Received (48 days)

11/08/2016 : Interview - APPROVED!

11/18/2016 : Visa in hand

11/23/2016 : POE - Dallas, Texas

From sending of I-129F petiton to POE - 146 days.

 

02/03/2017 - Married 

 

02/24/2017 - AOS packet sent

03/06/2017 - NOA1's received via text

03/31/2017 - Biometrics appointment Completed

06/01/2017 - EAD/AP Combo Card Received in mail

12/06/2017 - I-485 Approved

12/14/2017 - Green Card Received in mail - No Interview

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Aisha.R. said:

So i'm lost, me and my boyfriend don't know where to start.. he is an army soldier, we met when e was stationed where i live in Italy (vicenza) now he is done with his time here and since a week he went back to the states. he now i  stationed in Fort Bragg North carolina.. We both young, he is 21 and im almost 19. we wanted to get married in italy but they didnt extend his contract so now we opted for a k1 visa, but no one is really helping and the websites say all the same things, but we still lost. we are trying to fill the form i-129f but then? where does he have to send that at? or email it to who? and after that what we have to do? i live in italy but the passport im using is moroccan, and i dont know if this can influence things, if yes how? is there anyone in our same situation who can help us please?

Welcome to the site and the journey :)

 

http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1guide

http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1flow

http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1tips

 

Start by reading these guides found here on VJ, under the Guides tab. Read also the i-129f instructions. 

 

https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/i-129finstr.pdf

 

After doing this research come back with specific questions. Basically most answers are found there.

 

Good Luck :)


K1 Visa & AOS

Spoiler

2016-03-19         i-129F Sent
2016-03-24         i-129F NOA1
2016-06-14         i-129F NOA2
2016-07-08         NVC Rec'd
2016-07-12         Case #
2016-07-13         NVC Left
2016-07-14         Consulate Rec'd
2016-07-19         Medical
2016-08-11         Interview Date (approved)
2016-09-06         Issued
2016-09-09         Visa In Hand
2016-10-19         POE Dallas Fort-Worth
2016-10-30         Our Halloween Wedding

2016-11-16         AOS package sent (i-485, i-131, i-765, i-864, g-325a, DS-3025)
2016-11-17         AOS package delivered to Chicago lockbox
2016-11-23         NOA1's by e-mail and text (@ 10:30 pm CT)
2016-11-26         NOA1 hard copies
2016-12-03         Biometrics appointment in mail
2016-12-07         Biometrics (Early walk-in Desoto, appointment was for Dec 13th)

2017-02-17         Notice of card in production by email and text (@8:00 am CT, i-765) - Day 92

2017-02-22         Notice of approval by email and text (@1:00 pm CT, i-765 and i-131) - Day 97

2017-02-22         Notice of card being mailed by email and text (@7:00 pm CT, i-765) - Day 97

2017-02-25         EAD/AP combo card arrived in mail - Day 100

2017-03-03         Notice of green card in production by email and text (@4:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-03         Notice of approval by email and text (@6:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-11          Green card arrived in mail  - Day 113

2018-12-03          First day to file for ROC (i-751)

 

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Here are some  govt. website links

 

https://www.uscis.gov/family/family-us-citizens/fiancee-visa/fiancee-visas

https://www.uscis.gov/i-129f

 

Once the 129 F is completed he can mail it to:

 

File Form I-129F at the USCIS Dallas Lockbox facility:
For U.S. Postal Service (USPS):

USCIS
P.O. Box 660151
Dallas, TX 75266 .

 

Afterwards you wait til it is approved. Once approved the petition will be sent to the NVC then forwarded to the embassy. Do some research before starting. Visa journey has some great guides that you can use as resources

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1 minute ago, Kay&Epi said:

Here are some  govt. website links

 

https://www.uscis.gov/family/family-us-citizens/fiancee-visa/fiancee-visas

https://www.uscis.gov/i-129f

 

Once the 129 F is completed he can mail it to:

 

File Form I-129F at the USCIS Dallas Lockbox facility:
For U.S. Postal Service (USPS):

USCIS
P.O. Box 660151
Dallas, TX 75266 .

 

Afterwards you wait til it is approved. Once approved the petition will be sent to the NVC then forwarded to the embassy. Do some research before starting. Visa journey has some great guides that you can use as resources

Note that here is a specific address for sending through a courier such as FedEx or UPS. OP, these addresses are found on the uscis i129f link provided. Courier ofc costs more but is faster and easier to track than USPS (United States Postal Service). Personally don't trust USPS with anything important lol


K1 Visa & AOS

Spoiler

2016-03-19         i-129F Sent
2016-03-24         i-129F NOA1
2016-06-14         i-129F NOA2
2016-07-08         NVC Rec'd
2016-07-12         Case #
2016-07-13         NVC Left
2016-07-14         Consulate Rec'd
2016-07-19         Medical
2016-08-11         Interview Date (approved)
2016-09-06         Issued
2016-09-09         Visa In Hand
2016-10-19         POE Dallas Fort-Worth
2016-10-30         Our Halloween Wedding

2016-11-16         AOS package sent (i-485, i-131, i-765, i-864, g-325a, DS-3025)
2016-11-17         AOS package delivered to Chicago lockbox
2016-11-23         NOA1's by e-mail and text (@ 10:30 pm CT)
2016-11-26         NOA1 hard copies
2016-12-03         Biometrics appointment in mail
2016-12-07         Biometrics (Early walk-in Desoto, appointment was for Dec 13th)

2017-02-17         Notice of card in production by email and text (@8:00 am CT, i-765) - Day 92

2017-02-22         Notice of approval by email and text (@1:00 pm CT, i-765 and i-131) - Day 97

2017-02-22         Notice of card being mailed by email and text (@7:00 pm CT, i-765) - Day 97

2017-02-25         EAD/AP combo card arrived in mail - Day 100

2017-03-03         Notice of green card in production by email and text (@4:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-03         Notice of approval by email and text (@6:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-11          Green card arrived in mail  - Day 113

2018-12-03          First day to file for ROC (i-751)

 

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10 minutes ago, Ben&Zian said:

Welcome to VJ.

 

First off, start here with the guides for the K-1 visa and I-129F petition : http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1guide

 

You both need to fill out the required forms, sign and date(you the beneficiary can print, sign and scan him a copy, his needs to be all original wet signatures). Then once the packet is completed mail it to the Lockbox in Lewisville, Texas.

 

The passport shouldn't be any issue as long as you are a legal resident in Italy, you can process through that embassy.

 

9 minutes ago, Suss&Camm said:

Welcome to the site and the journey :)

 

http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1guide

http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1flow

http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1tips

 

Start by reading these guides found here on VJ, under the Guides tab. Read also the i-129f instructions. 

 

https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/i-129finstr.pdf

 

After doing this research come back with specific questions. Basically most answers are found there.

 

Good Luck :)

 

5 minutes ago, Kay&Epi said:

Here are some  govt. website links

 

https://www.uscis.gov/family/family-us-citizens/fiancee-visa/fiancee-visas

https://www.uscis.gov/i-129f

 

Once the 129 F is completed he can mail it to:

 

File Form I-129F at the USCIS Dallas Lockbox facility:
For U.S. Postal Service (USPS):

USCIS
P.O. Box 660151
Dallas, TX 75266 .

 

Afterwards you wait til it is approved. Once approved the petition will be sent to the NVC then forwarded to the embassy. Do some research before starting. Visa journey has some great guides that you can use as resources

THANKS EVERYONE

 

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2 hours ago, Aisha.R. said:

 

 

THANKS EVERYONE

 

Hi Aisha! I'm from Italy and went through the K1 visa process. I can help you! If you have Skype would be much easier to explain everything to you. 


Petition I-129F sent 02/26/2016

NOA1 received text and Email 03/07/2016

NOA1 Hard copy received in the mail 03/10/2016

RFE received text and email 06/08/2016

RFE reply's sent 06/16/2016

USCIS received RFE response 06/17/2016

NOA2: APPROVED 06/30/2016 :goofy:

NOA2 HARD COPY RECEIVED: 07/05/2016

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Don't forget to include the filing fees


Adjustment of Status from a Visitors Visa:

Married: January 3, 2013

Chicago lockbox:

Sent: 9/12/16: I-130 + I-485 + I-765 (USPS)

Delivered: 09/15/2016

Received Texts of All 3 receipt's: 09/23/2016

10/04/2016 Received all (3) I-797C receipts via USPS

10/08/2016 Received Biometrics letter received

10/13/2016 Biometrics, walk in-successful.

11/18/2016 EAD card Approved. I-765 //64 Days

11/23/2016 Text from USCIS- EAD card mailed today

11/26/2016 EAD Card received in the mail.

12/01/2016 Applied for Social Security Card

12/08/2016 Received Social Security card in mail

12/14/2016 Applied for Texas ID card.

12/27/2016 Received Texas ID card in mail.

08/08/2017  Sent in paperwork for renewal of EAD card.

08/10/2015   Renewal petition for EAD delivered by USPS to USCIS

08/16/2017   Received text-email notifications EAD /AP renewal received by USCIS

10/02/2017   New medical done-other one long expired.

10/13/2017  Received letter of interview-- Nov. 13, 2017

11/02/2017  Received email and text, Interview cancelled, will be rescheduled.   Heartbroken....

12/18/2017  Still awaiting new interview date.  Have not received renewed EAD/AP card.....Waiting, waiting... Waiting.

12/29/2017  End of the year, not received new interview date or renewed EAD-AP card.  Happy New Year!!

01/25/2018  Welcome to 2018, not a damn word from USCIS on new interview date.

02/02/2018  RECEIVED NEW INTERVIEW DATE    FEB. 21   AND THATS MY BIRTHDAY TOO.

02/21/2018   Had interview, was told in about 4 weeks for a decision... more waiting......

02/23/2018   Renewal of EAD-AP card approved.

02/28/2018   Text from USCIS,  EAD-AP card mailed

03/03/2018   Received in mail EAD/AP combo card.

07/03/2018   Info Pass in Houston,   Houston USCIS office said they are 2000 petitions behind, give them till end of August, as they are doing clean up from interviews.

 

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3 hours ago, Beth & Achraf said:

Don't forget to include the filing fees

where do we have to pay? is there a way we can pay online ? and every form has to be signed from me too? so he has to mail it to me and i have to mail it then back to him or i can just directly mail it where it has to go?

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3 minutes ago, Aisha.R. said:

where do we have to pay? is there a way we can pay online ? and every form has to be signed from me too? so he has to mail it to me and i have to mail it then back to him or i can just directly mail it where it has to go?

This is all in the information provided to you earlier BUT, your fiancè will mail the package - everything together and the payment will be included in the package, check, money order both fine. You can sign, scan and email and he can print, but save all originals for your record.

 

The i-129f is only for the USC to sign...but other documents are for you. You really need to read and do your research. No one here can give you all the information in one post.

Edited by Suss&Camm

K1 Visa & AOS

Spoiler

2016-03-19         i-129F Sent
2016-03-24         i-129F NOA1
2016-06-14         i-129F NOA2
2016-07-08         NVC Rec'd
2016-07-12         Case #
2016-07-13         NVC Left
2016-07-14         Consulate Rec'd
2016-07-19         Medical
2016-08-11         Interview Date (approved)
2016-09-06         Issued
2016-09-09         Visa In Hand
2016-10-19         POE Dallas Fort-Worth
2016-10-30         Our Halloween Wedding

2016-11-16         AOS package sent (i-485, i-131, i-765, i-864, g-325a, DS-3025)
2016-11-17         AOS package delivered to Chicago lockbox
2016-11-23         NOA1's by e-mail and text (@ 10:30 pm CT)
2016-11-26         NOA1 hard copies
2016-12-03         Biometrics appointment in mail
2016-12-07         Biometrics (Early walk-in Desoto, appointment was for Dec 13th)

2017-02-17         Notice of card in production by email and text (@8:00 am CT, i-765) - Day 92

2017-02-22         Notice of approval by email and text (@1:00 pm CT, i-765 and i-131) - Day 97

2017-02-22         Notice of card being mailed by email and text (@7:00 pm CT, i-765) - Day 97

2017-02-25         EAD/AP combo card arrived in mail - Day 100

2017-03-03         Notice of green card in production by email and text (@4:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-03         Notice of approval by email and text (@6:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-11          Green card arrived in mail  - Day 113

2018-12-03          First day to file for ROC (i-751)

 

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9 minutes ago, Suss&Camm said:

This is all in the information provided to you earlier BUT, your fiancè will mail the package - everything together and the payment will be included in the package, check, money order both fine. You can sign, scan and email and he can print, but save all originals for your record.

 

The i-129f is only for the USC to sign...but other documents are for you. You really need to read and do your research. No one here can give you all the information in one post.

yeah i know its not easy and trust me, im doing researches and studying the whole process and the steps. thank you for the help

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4 minutes ago, Aisha.R. said:

yeah i know its not easy and trust me, im doing researches and studying the whole process and the steps. thank you for the help

It really isn't that hard. In the beginning it's just a lot of information and that can be a bit overwhelming, but it's not difficult. Just don't get ahead of yourself cause ppl are telling you about things that are down the line. For instance how to pay. You don't need to worry about that until you are ready to send it off. Take it one thing at a time. Make a list of documents that you need to get and that your fiancé needs to get and start working away on those lists. One thing at a time and you'll be great. You can do this. Most ppl on here have done it themselves :)

Edited by Suss&Camm

K1 Visa & AOS

Spoiler

2016-03-19         i-129F Sent
2016-03-24         i-129F NOA1
2016-06-14         i-129F NOA2
2016-07-08         NVC Rec'd
2016-07-12         Case #
2016-07-13         NVC Left
2016-07-14         Consulate Rec'd
2016-07-19         Medical
2016-08-11         Interview Date (approved)
2016-09-06         Issued
2016-09-09         Visa In Hand
2016-10-19         POE Dallas Fort-Worth
2016-10-30         Our Halloween Wedding

2016-11-16         AOS package sent (i-485, i-131, i-765, i-864, g-325a, DS-3025)
2016-11-17         AOS package delivered to Chicago lockbox
2016-11-23         NOA1's by e-mail and text (@ 10:30 pm CT)
2016-11-26         NOA1 hard copies
2016-12-03         Biometrics appointment in mail
2016-12-07         Biometrics (Early walk-in Desoto, appointment was for Dec 13th)

2017-02-17         Notice of card in production by email and text (@8:00 am CT, i-765) - Day 92

2017-02-22         Notice of approval by email and text (@1:00 pm CT, i-765 and i-131) - Day 97

2017-02-22         Notice of card being mailed by email and text (@7:00 pm CT, i-765) - Day 97

2017-02-25         EAD/AP combo card arrived in mail - Day 100

2017-03-03         Notice of green card in production by email and text (@4:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-03         Notice of approval by email and text (@6:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-11          Green card arrived in mail  - Day 113

2018-12-03          First day to file for ROC (i-751)

 

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