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Need Help K1 - Visa (Pakistan)

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Hello fellow members,

 

My fiance and I have got engaged in Pakistan last month and we are about to send our I-129F application.

I would like to know if we shall share our engagement photos (our engagement took place in the presence of clergy and we exchanged rings)

We also plan on sending the receipts of the purchased rings, would that be wise.

 

I would also appreciate if anyone can provide the approximate processing time for K1 application in 2018.

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Sounds more like a wedding.


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if you want it to be denied ... go right ahead.


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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24 minutes ago, shawn1990 said:

I would like to know if we shall share our engagement photos (our engagement took place in the presence of clergy and we exchanged rings) 

Big red flag here....they will see that and likely deny the petition (if you're lucky) or refuse the visa later.

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Timelines:

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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

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

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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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9 minutes ago, debbiedoo said:

if you want it to be denied ... go right ahead.

It was not grand and it did not take place at the Church. It took place at my house with very few people. Would it still seem like a wedding?

Shall we only send our photos together and with the family besides the one exchanging the rings?

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6 hours ago, shawn1990 said:

It was not grand and it did not take place at the Church. It took place at my house with very few people. Would it still seem like a wedding?

Shall we only send our photos together and with the family besides the one exchanging the rings?

There have been may cases that what you see as a "party" to what the CO sees as a possible "wedding". I would hate to see you come all this way and get denied because of an innocent picture. Why give the CO "ammunition" to use against you in ways you never thought possible. I'll give you an example and from there you'll need to make your own decision. If you want more information than in the upper right corner of this page is a search box. Use the words "marriage ceremony" and you will have more examples. http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/641345-k-1-visa-wedding-ceremony/

https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/690759-k1-interview-denial/


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Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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Such pictures are likely to lead to a denial. She had a flower bouquet, traditional dress, rings were exchanged, and clergy were present. What to you was an engagement (do men wear engagement rings in Pakistan? Genuine curiosity here.) to the CO will look like a wedding. Such pictures are not necessary and can do more harm than good. Focus on other evidence - the best evidence to send is evidence of time spent together. How many times have you seen each other? The more, the better. Send boarding passes, passport stamps, etc. If you want to include pictures, send less formal ones. 


 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, JFH said:

Such pictures are likely to lead to a denial. She had a flower bouquet, traditional dress, rings were exchanged, and clergy were present. What to you was an engagement (do men wear engagement rings in Pakistan? Genuine curiosity here.) to the CO will look like a wedding. Such pictures are not necessary and can do more harm than good. Focus on other evidence - the best evidence to send is evidence of time spent together. How many times have you seen each other? The more, the better. Send boarding passes, passport stamps, etc. If you want to include pictures, send less formal ones. 

Some men do and some don't. Thank you for the help :)

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~~Inappropriate posts removed. Stick to answering the OP or do not post.~~


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Met Playing Everquest in 2005
Engaged 9-15-2006
K-1 & 4 K-2'S
Filed 05-09-07
Interview 03-12-08
Visa received 04-21-08
Entry 05-06-08
Married 06-21-08
AOS X5
Filed 07-08-08
Cards Received01-22-09
Roc X5
Filed 10-17-10
Cards Received02-22-11
Citizenship
Filed 10-17-11
Interview 01-12-12
Oath 06-29-12

Citizenship for older 2 boys

Filed 03/08/2014

NOA/fee waiver 03/19/2014

Biometrics 04/15/14

Interview 05/29/14

In line for Oath 06/20/14

Oath 09/19/2014 We are all done! All USC no more USCIS

 

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