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Okay, so I have everything ready for my fiance's interview but I have 2 questions: 

 

1. P3 in Beirut only asks for Divorce Certificate of previous marriages and I was going to send my old marriage certificate too, but I can't find it and San Diego is charging $50 dollars for 1 copy with expedite plus notary fees to send a notarized request which sounds CRAZY to me.

 

Does anyone know if it would be an issue if he only presents my divorce decree (certified) but not the marriage certificate?

 

2. Can I get away with using my tax returns downloaded from TaxAct, Tax Slayer etc. in conjunction with my W-2s, paystubs, and employment letter? Or do they usually kick things back and ask for tax transcript directly from the IRS?


             Trips                 

Late 2017: Met online via Line app

5/16/18 - 5/26/18: 1st trip - Beirut

5/24/18 - He proposed!

12/1/18 - 12/16/18: 2nd trip - Beirut

 

             K1 Visa             

9/10/18: Petition sent

9/12/18: NOA1 old

9/17/18: NOA1 new

1/25/19: NOA2 paper

1/28/19: NOA2 new

2/19/19: NVC Received

2/20/19: Case # Assigned

 

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We did not need my old marriage certificate for our interview.  We did need a copy of the divorce decree.

 

I recommend downloading your tax transcripts from the IRS.  All I had was my 1040 that I printed from TurboTax and I was fine but having the extra transcripts will buy you some peace of mind.  They can be downloaded here:

 

https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript

 

Edited by John & Rose

June 6,  2017 - Filed the K-1

April 20, 2018 - K-1 refused

June 11, 2018 - Got married in Pateros, Metro Manila

September 10, 2018 - Filed the CR-1

September 11, 2018 - Priority Date

September 14, 2018 -  NOA-1

January 22, 2019 -  NOA-2 (Rose)

January 23, 2019 -  NOA-2 (AJ)

January 23, 2019 -  NOA-2 (Aira)

 

PHILIPPINES ONLY!!!  CFO (Commission on Filipinos Overseas) INFO - Can't leave home without it!

 

PDOS (Pre-Departure Registration and Orientation Seminar) is for ages 20-59.  Peer Counseling is for 13-19 years of age.

It is required to have the visa in their passport for PDOS and Peer Counseling.

 

GCP (Guidance and Counseling Program) is for K-1 Fiancee and IR/CR-1 spouse ONLY.   These are the only ones that can attend the seminar without their visa.

 

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3 minutes ago, John & Rose said:

We did not need my old marriage certificate for our interview.  We did need a copy of the divorce decree.

 

I recommend downloading your tax transcripts from the IRS.  All I had was my 1040 that I printed from TurboTax and I was fine but having the extra transcripts will buy you some peace of mind.  They can be downloaded here:

 

https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript

 

Thank you, John!

 

That's good to know!

 

I did request the transcripts but it's been 2 weeks and they haven't arrived yet and I'm pushing my time limit to send him the paperwork so I was just checking if it was absoluteeeely necessary or even if I could just email him copies of it when they arrive so I can go ahead and send him the package of paperwork. lol


             Trips                 

Late 2017: Met online via Line app

5/16/18 - 5/26/18: 1st trip - Beirut

5/24/18 - He proposed!

12/1/18 - 12/16/18: 2nd trip - Beirut

 

             K1 Visa             

9/10/18: Petition sent

9/12/18: NOA1 old

9/17/18: NOA1 new

1/25/19: NOA2 paper

1/28/19: NOA2 new

2/19/19: NVC Received

2/20/19: Case # Assigned

 

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1 minute ago, celie&joseph said:

Thank you, John!

 

That's good to know!

 

I did request the transcripts but it's been 2 weeks and they haven't arrived yet and I'm pushing my time limit to send him the paperwork so I was just checking if it was absoluteeeely necessary or even if I could just email him copies of it when they arrive so I can go ahead and send him the package of paperwork. lol

You can't download them directly?  I know there are a few hoops to jump through to get there but it is worth it if you have the information requested.  They ask for a loan or a credit card listed to the SSN to confirm identity.  After that it is an instant download.

 

 

Edited by John & Rose

June 6,  2017 - Filed the K-1

April 20, 2018 - K-1 refused

June 11, 2018 - Got married in Pateros, Metro Manila

September 10, 2018 - Filed the CR-1

September 11, 2018 - Priority Date

September 14, 2018 -  NOA-1

January 22, 2019 -  NOA-2 (Rose)

January 23, 2019 -  NOA-2 (AJ)

January 23, 2019 -  NOA-2 (Aira)

 

PHILIPPINES ONLY!!!  CFO (Commission on Filipinos Overseas) INFO - Can't leave home without it!

 

PDOS (Pre-Departure Registration and Orientation Seminar) is for ages 20-59.  Peer Counseling is for 13-19 years of age.

It is required to have the visa in their passport for PDOS and Peer Counseling.

 

GCP (Guidance and Counseling Program) is for K-1 Fiancee and IR/CR-1 spouse ONLY.   These are the only ones that can attend the seminar without their visa.

 

IMG_6043.jpeg.f00e0714733e6533148a7bb56d286460.jpeg

 

 

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Just now, John & Rose said:

You can't download them directly?  I know there are a few hoops to jump through to get there but it is worth it if you have the information requested.

 

It didn't let me for some reason. 😕  I tried plugging in my auto loan account number and then tried my student loan account number and it kept saying it doesn't match my records lol but when I requested them online to be sent via mail, it didn't request the verification thing and let me order them.


             Trips                 

Late 2017: Met online via Line app

5/16/18 - 5/26/18: 1st trip - Beirut

5/24/18 - He proposed!

12/1/18 - 12/16/18: 2nd trip - Beirut

 

             K1 Visa             

9/10/18: Petition sent

9/12/18: NOA1 old

9/17/18: NOA1 new

1/25/19: NOA2 paper

1/28/19: NOA2 new

2/19/19: NVC Received

2/20/19: Case # Assigned

 

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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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