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South Africa - Packet 3 (K1 Fiance)

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Hey guys. My fiance (beneficiary) and I are currently waiting for our application to arrive at the American embassy in Johannesburg. We have only a week or so and really want to hit the ground running when it gets there.

 

What should we expect Packet 3 to ask us for? I saw an old thread where it's supposedly one, large online form now? But I also heard I'll need to send him an updated "intent to marry" letter. Is that still true? Does it need to be fresh ink signature and I snail mail it over (because booooo, if so)?

Can anyone give any insight as to what we can prepare before we get packet 3? And is there a packet 4?

Thanks!

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Hopefully this gives you some of the answers you are looking for! You can access this information by clicking the South African flag on the side of your post - it's under Quick Links at the top!

http://www.visajourney.com/consulates/index.php?ctry=South Africa&cty=Johannesburg


He Arrived in the US: 2017-10-30

She said "Yes": 2017-12-19

They said "I do": 2018-01-19

BFP: 2018-03-31

Concurrent Filing of I-130, I-485, I-765, I-131: 

I-130, I-485, I-765, I-131 Received: 2018-09-21

I-130, I-485, I-765, I-131 NOA1 by Mail: 2018-10-02

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It will take a little while once your packet arrives for the Consulate to get back with you. They have to open it and then sort through everything then send out an e-mail with instructions.

 

But, packet 3 will be e-mailed to you. Sorry I not sure if you need an updated intent to marry. But it will included instructions for getting a medical exam and you will also need a your Police Clearance Certificate for South Africa. If you don't have this start on it ASAP.

 

No Packet 4.

 

Let me know if you have any more questions!

 

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On ‎5‎/‎14‎/‎2017 at 7:41 PM, Sharon & Duncan said:

Hey guys. My fiance (beneficiary) and I are currently waiting for our application to arrive at the American embassy in Johannesburg. We have only a week or so and really want to hit the ground running when it gets there.

 

What should we expect Packet 3 to ask us for? I saw an old thread where it's supposedly one, large online form now? But I also heard I'll need to send him an updated "intent to marry" letter. Is that still true? Does it need to be fresh ink signature and I snail mail it over (because booooo, if so)?

Can anyone give any insight as to what we can prepare before we get packet 3? And is there a packet 4?

Thanks!

can you please tell me what was in pkt 3 and by chance do you remember any questions they asked you during the interview


Luflolady

 

Jan 26th: Mailed I-129F

Jan 29th NOA1

Feb 2nd: rcvd txt and email case received

Feb 2nd: Check Cashed

Feb 9th: rcvd hard copy of NOA1

Aug. 28th Notified of RFE being mailed

Sept. 1st received hard copy of RFE in the mail

Sept. 4th mailed response to RFE

Sept. 10th received txt that my response to RFE was received

Oct. 10th Received txt that we were approved (NOA2) 30days after RFE response

Oct. 13th received hard copy of NOA2

 


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14 hours ago, LuFlolady said:

can you please tell me what was in pkt 3 and by chance do you remember any questions they asked you during the interview

Hello,

I remember packet 3 had the list of items to bring to the interview. Had the medical (you have to go to the doctor they tell you to go to) it had what to bring for your birth certificate. It had your requirement for the police certificate.

 

I went with my husband for the interview. They asked us very casual questions. I think it was because we had known each other for a while. It was how we met, where we are going to live. Interview was 5 mins.

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19 minutes ago, Confusedtinybird said:

Hello,

I remember packet 3 had the list of items to bring to the interview. Had the medical (you have to go to the doctor they tell you to go to) it had what to bring for your birth certificate. It had your requirement for the police certificate.

 

I went with my husband for the interview. They asked us very casual questions. I think it was because we had known each other for a while. It was how we met, where we are going to live. Interview was 5 mins.

Thank you so much! it is hard to find answers about South Africa on these forums I thank you so much!


Luflolady

 

Jan 26th: Mailed I-129F

Jan 29th NOA1

Feb 2nd: rcvd txt and email case received

Feb 2nd: Check Cashed

Feb 9th: rcvd hard copy of NOA1

Aug. 28th Notified of RFE being mailed

Sept. 1st received hard copy of RFE in the mail

Sept. 4th mailed response to RFE

Sept. 10th received txt that my response to RFE was received

Oct. 10th Received txt that we were approved (NOA2) 30days after RFE response

Oct. 13th received hard copy of NOA2

 


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