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I received an i-797, stating that my i-129f has been approved!

Can anyone help me and/or provide some links about what are the next steps my fiancee and I should take towards getting the K1 Visa?
 

The notice says the i-797 is valid until 05/20/2019 and also states that it will take 2-4 weeks (though I read/heard it often takes 30-40 days) for NVC processing to be complete. After completion, the NVC will send the approved petition to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where my fiancee lives.

 

As I understand, now if the time for me to fill out a i-134 (affidavit of support), and if necessary, an I-864 (co-sponsor/joint-sponsor) - Is that correct?
 

Also, what other steps is it now time to take? Is it time for my fiancee (the beneficiary) to have documents translated (if so, which docs and from what organization must they be translated)? Does she now need to have her health examination, and what are the parameters of that?

Any help you might have time to offer would be IMMENSELY appreciated!!!
 

Thanks!


PS - If it helps to know, my fiancee is from Indonesia.

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K-1

NOA1 Notice Date: 2018-05-31
NOA2 Date: 2018-11-16

Arrived at NVC:  2018-12-03

Arrived in Moscow: 2018-12-28

Interview date: 2019-02-14

 

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Check that the beneficiary has proof of getting the required vaccines, they can also be administered at the visa medical.

 

 

 

 

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K1 Timeline

07/23/2018    I-129F sent

07/25/2018    NOA1 email notification

07/30/2018    NOA1 hard copy

12/21/2018    NOA2 hard copy [149 days]

01/10/2019    NVC Case # assigned

01/22/2019    Left NVC

01/29/2019    Embassy received

01/29/2019    Pkt 3 sent

02/01/2019    Pkt 4 received

02/13/2019    Medical

03/26/2019    Interview [244 days]

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Moved from Progress Reports to Process & Procedures.


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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 What month and day did you submit your petition? Mine has been submitted since July 23 of 2018 and there is been no action taken at this time.  I would also ask at which service center was your 129F processed? Mine is with California 

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I sent mine to Texas. It was received around Sept 1st and I got my notice of approval about a week ago. 

Dang, sorry to hear that... if I had to guess, I'd say that's the difference between Texas and California, but I can't say for sure. I'm definitely no pro at this.

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21 minutes ago, Swafford said:

We originally sent to Texas and it was transferred from Texas to California. I thought this was a normal process?

Hmmm... Sorry to say, I don't know anything about that; but if you sent yours to Texas, then I suppose they must have done the same thing with mine (?).

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34 minutes ago, Swafford said:

We originally sent to Texas and it was transferred from Texas to California. I thought this was a normal process?

The Lewisville, TX lockbox (where K-1s are submitted) is not the Texas Service Center.

All it does for K-1s is manage intake and sends them on to California (some cases involving waivers or criminal records are forwarded on to Vermont, but virtually all K-1s are processed in California and have #s starting with WAC).


K-1

NOA1 Notice Date: 2018-05-31
NOA2 Date: 2018-11-16

Arrived at NVC:  2018-12-03

Arrived in Moscow: 2018-12-28

Interview date: 2019-02-14

 

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