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Hi, I am working on a K1 for my Australian fiance.  6 days ago I received an e-mail form the Sydney consulate titled "Confirmation of I-129F petition"

It contained instructions for her to create the profile via USTravelDocs and then email them with name, case number, DS160 confirmation number, and Application Fee receipt.

 

I thought that she would be receiving a physical packet and checklist in the mail before she needed to complete anything else per the flowchart on this site. 

Now I am not sure if this needs to be completed first before they send her anything or if that is still being processed.  

 

Anyone know?  Does she absolutely need to complete DS160 and pay fee before they will send her the info on setting up the interview or does she wait to do the DS160 until they send her the packet?

I am going to visit her next week so it would be nice to complete as much as possible while there.  

 

secondly, while ive thought of it, is there anything i will need to bring with me to give her?  I already have the affadavit of support completed with supporting evidence and i will be bringing a bunch of evidence of relationship info as well.  Anything else on my end as the petitioner?

 

Thanks!!

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Sydney embassy does not send anything in the mail except the visa & documents at the end of the process. 

 

The email your fiance received is packet 3. And yes, she does have to complete the DS-160 before an interview will be scheduled, per the instructions in the email (you have to include DS-160 confirmation number and attach the MRV receipt). After she follows the instructions in that email and replies appropriately, she will receive packet 4 (another email) with her interview date and links with further instructions and a checklist. Here are the links:

https://au.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/81/K-Required-Documents.pdf

 

https://au.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/81/K1-Document-Cover-Sheet.pdf

 

You will not need to bring anything else, Petitioner is just responsible for Affidavit of Support & supporting docs.

 

Also, FYI - we brought proof of relationship stuff but they looked at none of it and they didn't keep any of it either. Of course I'd still bring it, but don't bother taking 200 pages worth of stuff either :)

Edited by beloved_dingo

03/01/2018 - I-129F Sent

03/05/2018 - I-129F NOA1 (old site)

03/08/2018 - I-129F NOA1 (new site)
09/14/2018 - I-129F NOA2 

10/16/2018 - NVC Received

10/21/2018 - Consulate Received 

10/21/2018 - Packet 3 Received

12/30/2018 - Packet 3 Sent

01/06/2019 - Packet 4 Received

01/29/2019 - Interview Date - APPROVED!

02/05/2019 - Visa Received

##/##/2019 - U.S. Arrival

##/##/2019 - Married
 

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Okay thanks for your response.  So to keep things moving along she should do the DS160 and pay the fee ASAP and then while that is processing we will work and organizing the rest of the docs (packet 4)?

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2 minutes ago, Dbe4L said:

Okay thanks for your response.  So to keep things moving along she should do the DS160 and pay the fee ASAP and then while that is processing we will work and organizing the rest of the docs (packet 4)?

Yes, I'd say so. To give some context, we replied to packet 3 on December 30th, and we received the packet 4 email on January 6th with an interview date on January 29th.

 

Make sure she does her medical at least 10 days before her interview.


03/01/2018 - I-129F Sent

03/05/2018 - I-129F NOA1 (old site)

03/08/2018 - I-129F NOA1 (new site)
09/14/2018 - I-129F NOA2 

10/16/2018 - NVC Received

10/21/2018 - Consulate Received 

10/21/2018 - Packet 3 Received

12/30/2018 - Packet 3 Sent

01/06/2019 - Packet 4 Received

01/29/2019 - Interview Date - APPROVED!

02/05/2019 - Visa Received

##/##/2019 - U.S. Arrival

##/##/2019 - Married
 

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1 minute ago, Dbe4L said:

Also, do you know if she can begin setting up medical appt now or does she need to wait until instructions are given for it via packet 4?

You can schedule the medical, since you have the case number (SYD##########).


03/01/2018 - I-129F Sent

03/05/2018 - I-129F NOA1 (old site)

03/08/2018 - I-129F NOA1 (new site)
09/14/2018 - I-129F NOA2 

10/16/2018 - NVC Received

10/21/2018 - Consulate Received 

10/21/2018 - Packet 3 Received

12/30/2018 - Packet 3 Sent

01/06/2019 - Packet 4 Received

01/29/2019 - Interview Date - APPROVED!

02/05/2019 - Visa Received

##/##/2019 - U.S. Arrival

##/##/2019 - Married
 

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So based on those links you sent, does anything need to by physically mailed to the consulate (like how I mailed a big i129f packet) or do all those documents (birth certificate, police check, passport, photos, etc) only get brought on the day of the actual interview and they just review it all same day?

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13 minutes ago, Dbe4L said:

So based on those links you sent, does anything need to by physically mailed to the consulate (like how I mailed a big i129f packet) or do all those documents (birth certificate, police check, passport, photos, etc) only get brought on the day of the actual interview and they just review it all same day?

Nope, nothing mailed. Bring everything to the interview, they'll look at it then. Put it in the same order as the coversheet/checklist to make it easy for them to sort/look through. 

 


03/01/2018 - I-129F Sent

03/05/2018 - I-129F NOA1 (old site)

03/08/2018 - I-129F NOA1 (new site)
09/14/2018 - I-129F NOA2 

10/16/2018 - NVC Received

10/21/2018 - Consulate Received 

10/21/2018 - Packet 3 Received

12/30/2018 - Packet 3 Sent

01/06/2019 - Packet 4 Received

01/29/2019 - Interview Date - APPROVED!

02/05/2019 - Visa Received

##/##/2019 - U.S. Arrival

##/##/2019 - Married
 

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