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Hello All,

 

Brand new to this and in the beginning stages of the process.

I have been reading on this site for months now, well before my fiance' even proposed because we already knew it was going to be the process we would need to take for our future. My mind just wanted all the knowledge I could get on it. I have tried to search the internet and on here for a few of these questions without any  success or the person inquiring about things on here didn't really fit my personal situation. With that said I hope someone reads this and is able to help.  :) Sorry in advance if the questions seem dumb or simple, I just want to get everything right and not leave anything blank/left out that shouldn't be.

 

Question 1. My fiance's mother is deceased, sadly she passed 6 months before i knew him. When filling out the information of his parents and where they currently reside, should i put ' deceased' somewhere in the box, like next to country of residency? Technically she is in Wales. I don't know if it really matters but you never know. ( 33.a & 33.b)

 

Question 2. Beneficiary's physical address abroad: would that be considered where he lives currently even though i had already filled that out in a different section? (47a.)

 

Question 3. For my job and his it will not let me enter 'PRESENT' in the "-Employment end date" box, Do I just leave it blank then?

 

Question 4. G-325A- I saw on some Youtube videos and online people had added this to their packet- are these forms still required? Is it a good idea to just include them anyways if not?

 

Question 5. We have both been previously married, i am including both are divorce decrees in packet, i was wondering if on our' Letter of Intent' do I need to included the we are both legally divorced  and our decrees are following pages after letters, or just add the divorce decees are included only in the' Table of contents". Also do the letters of intent have to be different or can i just email him what I typed up to sign and send back to me.

 

Questions 6. Does anything from him need a wet signature, one that is not a copy or printed out?

 

Questions 7. MY BIGGEST ONE- I've looked all over this site for help with this and no one had my situation. In regards to Part 3. 4.a

So back in 2013 i was pulled over cause half the word Missouri was blocked by a back up cam i didn't even know was on the car and in Missouri there is a license plan on the front and back, pretty sure i was profiled cause i was on cruise control for the speed limit as well and he was just bored i assume. Anyways  he played a cops trick of "you're free to go", hands back the license, wait 10 seconds, " but do you mind if i keep talking to you", i messed up and said sure when i should of got back in my car and left. Long story short i had 2 grams of weed and a pipe in the car. So i was booked and release 2 hrs later. I was charged with possession and paraphernalia. It was a misdemeanor and i got diversion for a year and completed everything. Now in reading what the section says i would assume its a "yes" for the question and a brief description? Do i also need to include a police report of some kind? I actually have the original arrest report, does that work, so if i need to submit it do i just include it? or will the description work? Only reason I'm concerned is because of the whole " No more RFE" ####### that came about this year. It's making me much more paranoid.

 

2nd thing is in 2007 i got a MIP ( minor in possession) of alcohol,  thanks to the city doing "party patrols" and someone who got pulled over after they left narc'd and with that I did a fine and release. Therefore I paid and that was it. I've looked multiple time online on our county site and it never comes up when i enter my name. Do i need to include that has well?

 

And i figure since i don't have 3 or ore conviction to the question 2.c. the answer would be a "No' which is the only time they request you send them documents and reports.

 

I also paid for a KSBI criminal back ground check on myself and nothing at all came up.

 

Thank you for reading all this and any help would be greatly appreciated! I keep hope this process will go smoothly, cause as well all know hope is all we have for this whole process. 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, TeamWelshican said:

Question 1. My fiance's mother is deceased, sadly she passed 6 months before i knew him. When filling out the information of his parents and where they currently reside, should i put ' deceased' somewhere in the box, like next to country of residency? Technically she is in Wales. I don't know if it really matters but you never know. ( 33.a & 33.b)

Just FYI, that USCIS' definition of country is United Kingdom, where relevant on your I-129F, not Wales. But for this section:

33.a. DECEASED

33.b. N/A

2 hours ago, TeamWelshican said:

Question 2. Beneficiary's physical address abroad: would that be considered where he lives currently even though i had already filled that out in a different section? (47a.)

Yes, put it again.

2 hours ago, TeamWelshican said:

Question 3. For my job and his it will not let me enter 'PRESENT' in the "-Employment end date" box, Do I just leave it blank then?

After you print it out, legibly handwrite PRESENT using black ink.

2 hours ago, TeamWelshican said:

Question 4. G-325A- I saw on some Youtube videos and online people had added this to their packet- are these forms still required? Is it a good idea to just include them anyways if not?

DO NOT INCLUDE G-325A. Since 06/09/2017 G-325A is not needed: https://web.archive.org/web/20170427053222/https://www.uscis.gov/i-129f Be wary on relying on those guides and videos as the info might be outdated.

2 hours ago, TeamWelshican said:

Question 5. We have both been previously married, i am including both are divorce decrees in packet, i was wondering if on our' Letter of Intent' do I need to included the we are both legally divorced  and our decrees are following pages after letters, or just add the divorce decees are included only in the' Table of contents". Also do the letters of intent have to be different or can i just email him what I typed up to sign and send back to me.

Keep it simple and it can say the same for both; 2 sentences, max: https://www.visajourney.com/examples/Fiance_Letter_of_Intent.doc

2 hours ago, TeamWelshican said:

Questions 6. Does anything from him need a wet signature, one that is not a copy or printed out?

 

Questions 7. MY BIGGEST ONE- I've looked all over this site for help with this and no one had my situation. In regards to Part 3. 4.a

I'll defer to more knowledgeable users: @geowrian, @NikLR, @pushbrk, @Hypnos, etc.


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20 minutes ago, TM92 said:

Just FYI, that USCIS' definition of country is United Kingdom, where relevant on your I-129F, not Wales. But for this section:

33.a. DECEASED

33.b. N/A

Yes, put it again.

After you print it out, legibly handwrite PRESENT using black ink.

DO NOT INCLUDE G-325A. Since 06/09/2017 G-325A is not needed: https://web.archive.org/web/20170427053222/https://www.uscis.gov/i-129f Be wary on relying on those guides and videos as the info might be outdated.

Keep it simple and it can say the same for both; 2 sentences, max: https://www.visajourney.com/examples/Fiance_Letter_of_Intent.doc

I'll defer to more knowledgeable users: @geowrian, @NikLR, @pushbrk, @Hypnos, etc.

@TM92 Thank you so much for answering my questions! Very much appreciated 🙂

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3 hours ago, TeamWelshican said:

Questions 7. MY BIGGEST ONE- I've looked all over this site for help with this and no one had my situation. In regards to Part 3. 4.a

So back in 2013 i was pulled over cause half the word Missouri was blocked by a back up cam i didn't even know was on the car and in Missouri there is a license plan on the front and back, pretty sure i was profiled cause i was on cruise control for the speed limit as well and he was just bored i assume. Anyways  he played a cops trick of "you're free to go", hands back the license, wait 10 seconds, " but do you mind if i keep talking to you", i messed up and said sure when i should of got back in my car and left. Long story short i had 2 grams of weed and a pipe in the car. So i was booked and release 2 hrs later. I was charged with possession and paraphernalia. It was a misdemeanor and i got diversion for a year and completed everything. Now in reading what the section says i would assume its a "yes" for the question and a brief description? Do i also need to include a police report of some kind? I actually have the original arrest report, does that work, so if i need to submit it do i just include it? or will the description work? Only reason I'm concerned is because of the whole " No more RFE" ####### that came about this year. It's making me much more paranoid.

 

2nd thing is in 2007 i got a MIP ( minor in possession) of alcohol,  thanks to the city doing "party patrols" and someone who got pulled over after they left narc'd and with that I did a fine and release. Therefore I paid and that was it. I've looked multiple time online on our county site and it never comes up when i enter my name. Do i need to include that has well?

 

And i figure since i don't have 3 or ore conviction to the question 2.c. the answer would be a "No' which is the only time they request you send them documents and reports.

 

I also paid for a KSBI criminal back ground check on myself and nothing at all came up.

 

 

 

 

 

For the criminal record, technically I think you would put a "no" for 2.c. since those were only 2 alcohol/substance convictions (I'll let others weigh in as well)... But if you want to take some worry off of yourself you could always select no and then include that original arrest report since you have it handy anyway, and any other court/diversion/etc docs that might be easy to track down... along with a supplemental attachment explaining what happened and why you've included the docs. 

 

They will know about both of those things whether you send anything or not, or check yes or no. In my opinion I'd say better to be totally forthcoming. Better they toss the stuff you sent out because it wasn't needed, than get an RFE because an officer decided they wanted to see it. 

 

Also - don't stress too much about that "no RFE" thing - It isn't "no RFEs" - It's only for people who blatantly leave out MAJOR REQUIRED components for the petition such as evidence of meeting within 2 years, proof of being free to marry. etc. It's to weed out junk placeholder petitions.


4/14/2018 - Mailed I-129f

4/17/2018 - NOA1

10/16/2018 - NOA2 (received in mail, no updates to any sites or notifications)

11/13/2018 - NVC received 

11/20/2018 - Case # assigned

11/27/2018 - Left NVC

11/29/2018 - Consulate Received

12/10/2018 - CEAC Case status "READY"

 

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3 hours ago, TeamWelshican said:

Questions 6. Does anything from him need a wet signature, one that is not a copy or printed out? 

No.

 

3 hours ago, TeamWelshican said:

Questions 7. MY BIGGEST ONE- I've looked all over this site for help with this and no one had my situation. In regards to Part 3. 4.a

So back in 2013 i was pulled over cause half the word Missouri was blocked by a back up cam i didn't even know was on the car and in Missouri there is a license plan on the front and back, pretty sure i was profiled cause i was on cruise control for the speed limit as well and he was just bored i assume. Anyways  he played a cops trick of "you're free to go", hands back the license, wait 10 seconds, " but do you mind if i keep talking to you", i messed up and said sure when i should of got back in my car and left. Long story short i had 2 grams of weed and a pipe in the car. So i was booked and release 2 hrs later. I was charged with possession and paraphernalia. It was a misdemeanor and i got diversion for a year and completed everything. Now in reading what the section says i would assume its a "yes" for the question and a brief description? Do i also need to include a police report of some kind? I actually have the original arrest report, does that work, so if i need to submit it do i just include it? or will the description work? Only reason I'm concerned is because of the whole " No more RFE" ####### that came about this year. It's making me much more paranoid.

 

2nd thing is in 2007 i got a MIP ( minor in possession) of alcohol,  thanks to the city doing "party patrols" and someone who got pulled over after they left narc'd and with that I did a fine and release. Therefore I paid and that was it. I've looked multiple time online on our county site and it never comes up when i enter my name. Do i need to include that has well?

 

And i figure since i don't have 3 or ore conviction to the question 2.c. the answer would be a "No' which is the only time they request you send them documents and reports.

 

I also paid for a KSBI criminal back ground check on myself and nothing at all came up.

Nothing mentioned is a bar to petition somebody.

Part 3 #4a would be a yes. Provide a brief description.

While not strictly required, people have received an RFE for arrest and court documents even with these types of crimes. I suggest sending them just in case to help avoid an RFE. They seem to ave really clamped down on the criminal history of aspect.

RFEs are still issued. They just issue NOIDs more often for missing required documentation (not supporting documentation).

I'm not sure how the cop played any sort of trick.

The MIP incident needs to be disclosed as well. This includes any arrest, charge, citation (other than certain traffic violations) , etc., even if it doesn't appear on public-facing background checks, has been expunged, is sealed, was pardoned, etc. As noted, they will know the answer anyway.

2.c. sounds like a no base don the information stated.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

10/24/18: Green card produced

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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31 minutes ago, payxibka said:

Nothing from the beneficiary needs to be "wet"

Technically, no.  However, since a passport photo is needed, why not have the letter of intent wet signed and included in the package in which the beneficiary sends the passport photo?  That's always MY recommendation.


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2 minutes ago, pushbrk said:

Technically, no.  However, since a passport photo is needed, why not have the letter of intent wet signed and included in the package in which the beneficiary sends the passport photo?  That's always MY recommendation.

However, a Passport photo can be sent electronically and printed locally


YMMV

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3 minutes ago, payxibka said:

However, a Passport photo can be sent electronically and printed locally

That's what I did.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

10/24/18: Green card produced

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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14 minutes ago, geowrian said:

That's what I did.

Yup. My case it was 75 pesos for 6-2x2's and the image file.  Emailed it to me.  I laid it 4 up on Walgreen's website and for $0.19 I had what I needed and more


YMMV

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1 hour ago, payxibka said:

However, a Passport photo can be sent electronically and printed locally

That's possible, of course.  It's just not MY recommendation unless there are other pressing issues to warrant it.


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16 hours ago, TeamWelshican said:

Question 4. G-325A- I saw on some Youtube videos and online people had added this to their packet- are these forms still required? Is it a good idea to just include them anyways if not?

 

Questions 6. Does anything from him need a wet signature, one that is not a copy or printed out?

4. No you do not need to include it. It's already included in the I-129F form.

 

6. I'm assuming you're the petitioner? What my USC fiancé did was, he signed (wet) every page except my intent to marry letter, my passport page, and my birth certificate. Everything else he signed and put his full name, signature, and date. It was easy as we were together when putting the packet together. I suggest you stay on the safe side and sign every page as well. It's better safe than sorry,

 

Good luck on your process! Don't be scared or worried 😊. Just kiss that packet when it's complete and mail it out!😉 DO triple check every detail though.

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There's no need to add signature requirements.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

10/24/18: Green card produced

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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7 hours ago, SMK&JDR said:

4. No you do not need to include it. It's already included in the I-129F form.

 

6. I'm assuming you're the petitioner? What my USC fiancé did was, he signed (wet) every page except my intent to marry letter, my passport page, and my birth certificate. Everything else he signed and put his full name, signature, and date. It was easy as we were together when putting the packet together. I suggest you stay on the safe side and sign every page as well. It's better safe than sorry,

 

Good luck on your process! Don't be scared or worried 😊. Just kiss that packet when it's complete and mail it out!😉 DO triple check every detail though.

Thank you for your input! So you included your passport and birth certificate? I thought only the petitioners birth certificate was needed and/or passport copies

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