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K-1 Visa for Palestinians

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Hello all,

 

I'm a Palestinian  and the beneficiary of a K-1 visa me and my fiancée are filling all its paperwork at the moment, and we hit small obstacles. I tried calling my local consulate and embassy, but no one picks up the phone, I'm suspecting because of the recent government shutdown? And there really isn't enough resources about Palestinians applying to similar Visas on the web. so hopefully I'll find what I need here.

 

First of all, since Palestine isn't really recognized as a state by the US government, I can't be using the word Palestine or Palestinian in my paperwork, and I do not have any other nationality so i'm not sure what to use there. Second of all. my addresses and mailing addresses... etc. do they need to be specific? Because here in Palestine we do not have all our streets and houses numbered and categorized..etc so i cannot be as specific and someone else, so is that an issue?

 

Thirdly, the I-134 Form (Affidavit of Support), do we submit that with the first paperwork or do I submit that to my embassy after getting approved by the USCIS? Lastly, the meeting circumstance, do we both need to write one or is just one letter by both of us enough?

 

Thank you so much! I hope I can find help here and thank you all!

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1 hour ago, Béchameloo said:

Hello all,

 

I'm a Palestinian  and the beneficiary of a K-1 visa me and my fiancée are filling all its paperwork at the moment, and we hit small obstacles. I tried calling my local consulate and embassy, but no one picks up the phone, I'm suspecting because of the recent government shutdown? And there really isn't enough resources about Palestinians applying to similar Visas on the web. so hopefully I'll find what I need here.

 

First of all, since Palestine isn't really recognized as a state by the US government, I can't be using the word Palestine or Palestinian in my paperwork, and I do not have any other nationality so i'm not sure what to use there.

I would write Palestine, that is your nationality, but you could also do a search on this site to see what others have done

Second of all. my addresses and mailing addresses... etc. do they need to be specific? Because here in Palestine we do not have all our streets and houses numbered and categorized..etc so i cannot be as specific and someone else, so is that an issue?

Just write your address as it is understood where you live

 

Thirdly, the I-134 Form (Affidavit of Support), do we submit that with the first paperwork or do I submit that to my embassy after getting approved by the USCIS? not needed at the time of your petition, you bring it to the interview

Lastly, the meeting circumstance, do we both need to write one or is just one letter by both of us enough? the petitioner (USC) needs to provide something

 

Thank you so much! I hope I can find help here and thank you all!

 


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Married December 19, 2014

I-130 Petition sent January 14, 2015
NOA1 date January 20, 2015 (NSC)

NOA2 date May 28, 2015 :dance::dance::dance:

Mailed to NVC June 4, 2015

NVC Received June 10, 2015

NVC Case Number Assigned June 23, 2015

NVC AoS Invoice via Mail June 24, 2015

NVC Selected Agent Over Phone June 30, 2015 (Unable to logon to CEAC)

NVC IV Invoice via email received July 1, 2015

NVC AoS/IV Package Mailed July 2, 2015

NVC AoS & IV Fee Paid Online (CEAC is working) July 6. 2015

NVC Document Scan Date July 6, 2015

NCV AoS & IV Fee marked as paid in CEAC July, 7 2015

NVC DS 260 Completed July 8, 2015

NVC CC July 30, 2015 (24 days after scan date, about 2 months post NOA2)

Interview Scheduled on August 26, 2015

Interview P4 Email Received August 27, 2015

Medical in Islamabad September 2, 2015

Interview Date September 22, 2015 CANCELLED (Embassy is Over scheduled) :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

Interview Scheduled on September 10, 2015

Interview Date October 14, 2015 APPROVED

Visa Issued October 16, 2015, 9 months start to finish

POE JFK October 26, 2015

GC in Hand Jan 8, 2016

RoC I-751 NOA1 August 31, 2017 (Vermont Service Center)

Biometrics October 2, 2017

I551 Stamp in Passport August 2, 2018

18 Month Extension Letter August 3, 2018

Applied for Naturalization N-400 Online July 30, 2018

Biometrics August 23, 2018

10 year GC is in production September 17, 2018

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Has nothing to do with your specific question, but if you are currently filling out the paperwork for the I-129f petition (the ability to eventually apply for a K-1 visa at the embassy) you can not be a "beneficiary of a K-1 visa yet until you get it. Someone will ask as it's important to be clear with your terminology.


08/15/2014 : Met Online

06/30/2016 : I-129F Packet Sent

07/08/2016 : NOA 1 Received

08/25/2016 : NOA 2 Received (48 days)

11/08/2016 : Interview - APPROVED!

11/18/2016 : Visa in hand

11/23/2016 : POE - Dallas, Texas

From sending of I-129F petiton to POE - 146 days.

 

02/03/2017 - Married 

 

02/24/2017 - AOS packet sent

03/06/2017 - NOA1's received via text

03/31/2017 - Biometrics appointment Completed

06/01/2017 - EAD/AP Combo Card Received in mail

12/06/2017 - I-485 Approved

12/14/2017 - Green Card Received in mail - No Interview

 

 

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1 hour ago, Béchameloo said:

Hello all,

 

I'm a Palestinian  and the beneficiary of a K-1 visa me and my fiancée are filling all its paperwork at the moment, and we hit small obstacles. I tried calling my local consulate and embassy, but no one picks up the phone, I'm suspecting because of the recent government shutdown? And there really isn't enough resources about Palestinians applying to similar Visas on the web. so hopefully I'll find what I need here.

 

First of all, since Palestine isn't really recognized as a state by the US government, I can't be using the word Palestine or Palestinian in my paperwork, and I do not have any other nationality so i'm not sure what to use there. Second of all. my addresses and mailing addresses... etc. do they need to be specific? Because here in Palestine we do not have all our streets and houses numbered and categorized..etc so i cannot be as specific and someone else, so is that an issue?

 

Thirdly, the I-134 Form (Affidavit of Support), do we submit that with the first paperwork or do I submit that to my embassy after getting approved by the USCIS? Lastly, the meeting circumstance, do we both need to write one or is just one letter by both of us enough?

 

Thank you so much! I hope I can find help here and thank you all!

As far as the I-134, the USC should fill that out and send it to the beneficiary to bring to the embassy interview, which won't be several months from now.

 

For the "How We Met" explanation, just one of you can write that up. Just remember that for the Letters of Intent to Marry, you will each need a separate letter with your own individual signature.

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25 minutes ago, Jorgedig said:

In terms of your nationality, what passport do you hold?   I have a friend from Palestine and he has a Jordanian passport.

Many Palestinians don't have another citizenship. I lived in Middle East for a while and I met some who had Jordanian or occasionally Lebanese passports, but some had only Palestinian passports. It appears that even the US does recognize these as valid for entry to the US, even if they don't recognize Palestine as a state.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palestinian_Authority_passport


--- k1 visa ---
Texas Service Center (Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here)
I-129F sent: 12 Aug 2014
I-129F NOA1: 15 Aug 2014
I-129F NOA2: 2 Mar 2015 (199 days from NOA1) **No RFEs!**
NVC Received: 19 Mar 2015
Case#, IIN, BIN assigned: 19 Mar 2015
NVC Left: 20 Mar 2015
Consultate Received: 23 Mar 2015
Package 3 Received: 26 Mar 2015
Medical: 10 Apr 2015
Packet 3 Sent: 10 Apr 2015
Packet 4 Received: 23 Apr 2015
Interview Date: 8 May 2015 (Approved!!!)
Visa Issued: 14 May 2015
Visa in Hand: 19 May 2015
Entry to USA: 5 Jun 2015
Married: 21 Jun 2015

---Adjustment of Status---
Sent I-485, I-131 and I-765: 7 Jul 2015
NOA1 for I-485, I-131 and I-765: 14 Jul 2015
Email notification that I-765 was approved: 12 Sep 2015
Email notification that I-131 was approved: 15 Sep 2015
Email notification that EAD/AP combo card was mailed: 15 Sep 2015
EAD and AP combo card received: 18 Sep 2015
Green Card Received: 3 Dec 2015 [ :)] Previous letter stated interview requirement was likely to be waived

 

---Removal of Conditions---
Sent I-751: 13 Oct 2017
NOA1 for I-751: 23 Oct 2017

Biometrics: 20 Nov 2017
Approved: 20 Dec 2018

Green Card Received: 2 Jan 2019

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14 hours ago, Jorgedig said:

In terms of your nationality, what passport do you hold?   I have a friend from Palestine and he has a Jordanian passport.

I hold Palestinian Authority passport, nothing else

 

 

14 hours ago, Limey said:

Many Palestinians don't have another citizenship. I lived in Middle East for a while and I met some who had Jordanian or occasionally Lebanese passports, but some had only Palestinian passports. It appears that even the US does recognize these as valid for entry to the US, even if they don't recognize Palestine as a state.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palestinian_Authority_passport

I know that I can travel with the PA passport, my question is about the terminology of my nationality, because Palestine isn't officially recognized as a state even if they issue Visas to its passports

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On 1/12/2019 at 7:55 AM, Béchameloo said:

I hold Palestinian Authority passport, nothing else

 

 

I know that I can travel with the PA passport, my question is about the terminology of my nationality, because Palestine isn't officially recognized as a state even if they issue Visas to its passports

I think you would have to put this as your nationality, since you have nothing else you can put, and your passport does say Palestine (or Palestinian Authority).


--- k1 visa ---
Texas Service Center (Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here)
I-129F sent: 12 Aug 2014
I-129F NOA1: 15 Aug 2014
I-129F NOA2: 2 Mar 2015 (199 days from NOA1) **No RFEs!**
NVC Received: 19 Mar 2015
Case#, IIN, BIN assigned: 19 Mar 2015
NVC Left: 20 Mar 2015
Consultate Received: 23 Mar 2015
Package 3 Received: 26 Mar 2015
Medical: 10 Apr 2015
Packet 3 Sent: 10 Apr 2015
Packet 4 Received: 23 Apr 2015
Interview Date: 8 May 2015 (Approved!!!)
Visa Issued: 14 May 2015
Visa in Hand: 19 May 2015
Entry to USA: 5 Jun 2015
Married: 21 Jun 2015

---Adjustment of Status---
Sent I-485, I-131 and I-765: 7 Jul 2015
NOA1 for I-485, I-131 and I-765: 14 Jul 2015
Email notification that I-765 was approved: 12 Sep 2015
Email notification that I-131 was approved: 15 Sep 2015
Email notification that EAD/AP combo card was mailed: 15 Sep 2015
EAD and AP combo card received: 18 Sep 2015
Green Card Received: 3 Dec 2015 [ :)] Previous letter stated interview requirement was likely to be waived

 

---Removal of Conditions---
Sent I-751: 13 Oct 2017
NOA1 for I-751: 23 Oct 2017

Biometrics: 20 Nov 2017
Approved: 20 Dec 2018

Green Card Received: 2 Jan 2019

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