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My fiancee is a Canadian and I think I have finished the K1 visa application but I have have a few questions before it is submitted:

 

1. Can I send the application to my fiancee in Canada, have her compile it, double check it and then mail it in from Canada? (She has to add her original passport photo to the package)

2. Can she pay for the application from a Canadian bank if it's in USD?

3. Can the K1 visa application be submitted on line and then mail in the rest of the documents?

4. If she mails it in Canada, is there a chance it be delayed at the US border before getting to the USCIS office in the States?

5. Has anyone paid for a lawyer to check their package before submitting it? 

 

All feedback is helpful so thanks!!

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5 minutes ago, Farmboy said:

My fiancee is a Canadian and I think I have finished the K1 visa application but I have have a few questions before it is submitted:

 

1. Can I send the application to my fiancee in Canada, have her compile it, double check it and then mail it in from Canada? (She has to add her original passport photo to the package)

2. Can she pay for the application from a Canadian bank if it's in USD?

3. Can the K1 visa application be submitted on line and then mail in the rest of the documents?

4. If she mails it in Canada, is there a chance it be delayed at the US border before getting to the USCIS office in the States?

5. Has anyone paid for a lawyer to check their package before submitting it? 

 

All feedback is helpful so thanks!!

1.  Yes

2.  No.  US bank, US funds

3.  No

4.  Maybe

5.  Yes, not me however


YMMV

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1) yes, but why not send the pic by email and mail it from the US?

 

2) I am not sure they will accept payments from a non US located bank, even if it is in USD, you can pay with a credit/debit card also

 

3) No.

 

4) see #1

 

5) the point to use a lawyer is for them to fill the whole applications for you and file it


8/7/2017                    NOA-1

3/1/2018                    NOA-2

3/15/2018                  NVC case received

3/22/2018                  NVC case assigned

3/23/2018                  Consulate ready

4/11/2018                  Medical

4/17/2018                  Visa Approved

4/24/2018                  Visa on hand

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5/24/2018                  Marriage license, officiant and certificate / applied for SS#

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10/3/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (this is insanity, 4th time while some got GC)

10/17/2018                After 136 days of wait in HELL, finally EAD in production

10/21/2018                Card was mailed to me, and yes it said so on a Sunday night, while Vj-ing

10/22/2018                Card was picked up by the USPS

10/24/2018                EAD in hand. F%^&& finally

12/28/2018                Interview has been scheduled. Waiting for notification with date by snail mail

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2 minutes ago, Farmboy said:

How do you pay by credit card? The application states check or money order? 

G-1450

13 minutes ago, Farmboy said:

I think we thought her passport photo had to be submitted as an original. Yeah, it would be much easier for her to scan it and for me to print it out on my end. 

 

 

have her send you the image file, go to Walgreens and print.  Its what I did


YMMV

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24 minutes ago, Farmboy said:

What is a G-1450

https://www.uscis.gov/g-1450


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read the VJ guides and ask questions here in the forum or look old post also. They are pretty good guide on what to do next and what experiences others have had.  The process is also a DYI, but best if you know what you get yourself into beforehand.

 

good luck


8/7/2017                    NOA-1

3/1/2018                    NOA-2

3/15/2018                  NVC case received

3/22/2018                  NVC case assigned

3/23/2018                  Consulate ready

4/11/2018                  Medical

4/17/2018                  Visa Approved

4/24/2018                  Visa on hand

5/23/2018                  Point of Entry ATL

5/24/2018                  Marriage license, officiant and certificate / applied for SS#

5/31/2018                  AOS/AP/EAD

6/7/2018                    email notification of NOA-1

6/11/2018                  NOA-1 hard copies for AOS/EAD/AP

6/27/2018                  Biometrics for AOS/EAD

7/7/2018                    ready to be scheduled for interview

7/11/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (email from USCIS)

8/22/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (same email again)

9/5/2018                     We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (this is getting boring!!!)

10/3/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (this is insanity, 4th time while some got GC)

10/17/2018                After 136 days of wait in HELL, finally EAD in production

10/21/2018                Card was mailed to me, and yes it said so on a Sunday night, while Vj-ing

10/22/2018                Card was picked up by the USPS

10/24/2018                EAD in hand. F%^&& finally

12/28/2018                Interview has been scheduled. Waiting for notification with date by snail mail

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I agree with others, you can save a ton of time, money, and trouble by not mailing things back and forth or from Canada.

 

100% no on the Canadian bank.

 

I agree with @payxibka, have her send you an electronic version of her passport photo (make sure it's done by a passport photo place to avoid RFE) and you print it somewhere that does passport photos. Don't scan and print the photo yourself, best to not risk it. 

 

If you are going to spend money on mailing internationally, spend it on her sending you any docs she wants her wet signature on, like intent to marry (but even this is debated whether or not it needs a wet sig from the beneficiary). Everything else in the file can be done electronically between the two of you and then shipped out from the U.S. - faster and cheaper. 

 

Also IMO if your case is straight forward, i.e. no multiple filing waiver, no criminal record, etc. don't waste your money on a lawyer. Half the time they screw something up (browse the horror stories around here), and all the info and help you'll need can be found right here. No one is going to give more care to your case than you both will. 


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Hi, 100% yes you can on the US Dollar bank draft off a Canadian bank as all banks use a US bank as their intermediary (it says on the draft), and will clear as mine did without issue. I’m also a TD Employee and can confirm. Good luck with everything else! 

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