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Hi All!! 

 

I have been with my partner for 3 years now, and the long-distance situation has gotten too much, so we are about to submit the i-129f K1 Visa form, and make the next step :). Sooo exciting, however I am very scared incase i mess this form up! If anyone can give me any tips that would help, that would be amazing! I am going to send screenshots of call history and messages, pictures from our trips over the years, flight information and booking receipts for the hotel/air bnbs. I have put together a "Letter of Intent to Marry" which we will include, although we haven't actually made an plans for the wedding yet - we will get onto that after Christmas!  

 

It states in the instructions to the i-129f form, that we both need to include passport-type photos, but i cant see that anyone else has done this. Is this required?  

 

Thank you for your help!!! And good luck to anyone going through the process!! :) 

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Yes the passport style photos are required. The instructions give very specific detail about it, in fact.

 

If you do not send it, you will get an RFE


5/7/2018 K1       Application mailed

5/9/2018             Application rec'd and signed for (sent via fedex)

5/14/2018          NOA1 Email notification

5/18/2018          NOA1 Paper copy rec'd (i797C)

11/5/2018          NOA2 ❤️ no RFE's

11/19/2018        NVC Received file

12/13/2018        Consulate received/ ready to schedule interview

 

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It's definitely required. If you're concerned about how long it would take your fiancé(e) to get pictures to you, you can have them send you an image file and have it printed in the US.


K-1

NOA1 Notice Date: 2018-05-31
NOA2 Date: 2018-11-16

Arrived at NVC:  2018-12-03

Case # Assigned: 2018-12-14

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1 hour ago, DaveAndAnastasia said:

It's definitely required. If you're concerned about how long it would take your fiancé(e) to get pictures to you, you can have them send you an image file and have it printed in the US.

Yeah that was my main concern as i am in the UK and he is in California and we wanted to get the process going this weekend! I didnt realise you could send them as an image file though, so I will do that! Thank you for your help :)

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8 minutes ago, Mica89 said:

Yeah that was my main concern as i am in the UK and he is in California and we wanted to get the process going this weekend! I didnt realise you could send them as an image file though, so I will do that! Thank you for your help :)

No problem; that's what we did. Anastasia got the image file from where she had a picture taken in Russia, emailed it to me, I uploaded it to WalMart.com and my pictures were ready for pickup in an hour.


K-1

NOA1 Notice Date: 2018-05-31
NOA2 Date: 2018-11-16

Arrived at NVC:  2018-12-03

Case # Assigned: 2018-12-14

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Moved from Progress Reports to Process & Procedures.


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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