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Filed December 12, 2018.

 

Made appointment through USCIS. It really sped up the process to get serviced. We jumped ahead of all the walk-ins. Therefore did not wait long.

 

1. They wanted more evidence of relationship, much like the I-129F. So had to return the next day to file 4 years of conversation. Plus rental lease that was in both our names. 

2. They were helpful in that they stated they did not feel it was enough evidence to get approval, even though we submitted what was required in the DCF filing document. We told them we would return the next day. We filed.

 

What is typically the processing time in Manila? Is it still 2 months?Thanks


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44 minutes ago, coa24 said:

They wanted more evidence of relationship, much like the I-129F.

The I-129F does not require evidence of a relationship. An I-130 (i.e. for DCF) does.

 

The total processing time varies based on many factors, but generally 2-3 months if there are no issues is typical.


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

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

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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Thank you for the reply. Are you sure the I129F does not require evidence of relationship because when I filed for my late wife, I had to prove a bonafide relationship and that I visited within a two year period? The I-130 they were asking for evidence of a bonafide marriage, which we did prove, but because we were only married (my new wife) for 4 months, they were wanting evidence that we knew each other for more than 4 months. And even though I submitted docs showing co-mingling of finances. They wanted our rental agreement that was in both our names as the tenants.

 

Thank you also for the timeframe. 


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Hebrews 11:6 - And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

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3 hours ago, coa24 said:

Thank you for the reply. Are you sure the I129F does not require evidence of relationship because when I filed for my late wife, I had to prove a bonafide relationship and that I visited within a two year period? The I-130 they were asking for evidence of a bonafide marriage, which we did prove, but because we were only married (my new wife) for 4 months, they were wanting evidence that we knew each other for more than 4 months. And even though I submitted docs showing co-mingling of finances. They wanted our rental agreement that was in both our names as the tenants.

 

Thank you also for the timeframe. 

Yes, I am certain it is not required with the petition. It is usually wise to provide said evidence ("frontloading" the petition) as the CO at the embassy may review it beforehand.

Evidence of having met within the past 2 years is a requirement for the I-129F.

Sometimes these 2 items may overlap...being that time spent in person is part of a relationship.

 

Good to know what precisely they asked for with the I-130. Yes, they want to see evidence of a bona fide marriage (not just a legal marriage), which generally includes evidence leading up to the marriage.

 

Best wishes.

Edited by geowrian

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

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

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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Awesome, thank you so much for the follow-up answer ;) really appreciate it. Makes sense hehe.


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Hebrews 11:6 - And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

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