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Hello Everyone!!!

 

So, I've uploaded my packet 3 instructions onto this thread (see attached), because there is some confusion in the instructions on my part.

 

The way I was thinking about this was that we were supposed to gather ALL the documents in that list and mail everything to the embassy.

 

But after looking at it more closely, I'm thinking that we are supposed to gather ALL those documents. Then, once all the documents are ready, complete the DS-160 form, pay the MRV Fee, and only mail the following:

 

  • DS-160 Confirmation Page
  • MRV Fee Receipt
  • 2 Passport Style Photos (Beneficiary)
  • A copy of the passport pages (Beneficiary)

 

After which, they will respond back with instructions on how to schedule for the interview.

 

Based on everyone's experience, does my second line of thinking sound more like how it's supposed to happen?

 

Any help would be awesome!!!

 

Thank you!!!

k1packet 3 instructions.pdf


21 May 2018:   I-129F Sent

29 May 2018:   I-129F NOA1

23 Nov 2018:   I-129F NOA2

07 Jan 2019:   NVC Received Case

22 Jan 2019:   Left NVC

27 Jan 2019:   Consulate (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) Received Case

27 Jan 2019:   Packet 3 Received

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20 minutes ago, Diana & Justin said:

You don't suppose to mail Anything, you need to gather all those documents and take them to the interview. 

I have never heard about mailing documents, it could be something from that embassy

Yeah that's why I'm confused is that most of what I've heard there is no mailing.

 

But the instructions seem to indicate that something needs to be mailed using preferably "SMSA" so I was hoping someone had insight into this.

 

Anyone else have any thoughts or experience with this?


21 May 2018:   I-129F Sent

29 May 2018:   I-129F NOA1

23 Nov 2018:   I-129F NOA2

07 Jan 2019:   NVC Received Case

22 Jan 2019:   Left NVC

27 Jan 2019:   Consulate (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) Received Case

27 Jan 2019:   Packet 3 Received

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3 hours ago, Ammer said:

Hello Everyone!!!

 

So, I've uploaded my packet 3 instructions onto this thread (see attached), because there is some confusion in the instructions on my part.

 

The way I was thinking about this was that we were supposed to gather ALL the documents in that list and mail everything to the embassy.

 

But after looking at it more closely, I'm thinking that we are supposed to gather ALL those documents. Then, once all the documents are ready, complete the DS-160 form, pay the MRV Fee, and only mail the following:

 

  • DS-160 Confirmation Page
  • MRV Fee Receipt
  • 2 Passport Style Photos (Beneficiary)
  • A copy of the passport pages (Beneficiary)

 

After which, they will respond back with instructions on how to schedule for the interview.

 

Based on everyone's experience, does my second line of thinking sound more like how it's supposed to happen?

 

Any help would be awesome!!!

 

Thank you!!!

k1packet 3 instructions.pdf

hi sorry i do not have the straight answer to your question as i think this is embassy specific..

 

you may however read here in country specific help some topics and especially the consulate reviews in case nobody gives an answer to this thread

 

https://www.visajourney.com/reviews/index.php?cnty=Saudi Arabia&page=5&dfilter=5&topic=

 

it seems though that those who attend the interview actually mailed in their documents already prior to the interview and just brought with them their passport and interview appointment letter

 


(L)Our Timeline(L)

2015 Nov 03 - met online app (Skout)

2016 Jan 18 - became couple officially

2017 Sep 15 - met for the first time in person (Singapore to USA - 2 weeks)

2018 Feb 03 - met for the 2nd time (USA to Singapore - 2 weeks)

2018 Feb 08 - got engaged 

2018 Sep 01 - met for the 3rd time (Singapore to USA - 2 weeks)

2019 May 31 - 4th meeting :goofy:

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K1 Visa Timeline:

2018 Aug 22 - I129f sent (DIY)

2018 Aug 29 - NOA1

          worries before approval:

          1) submitted 1 statement/letter of intent both signed by the pet/ben

          2) petitioner's accidentally/stupidly committed DWI after i129f submission

2019 Jan 16 - NOA2 (140 days from Noa1 - No RFE)

2019 Feb 06 - case received by NVC (21 days from Noa2)

2019 Feb 08 - case number received

2019 Feb 19 - left NVC

2019 Feb 25 - case received by SG consulate

2019 Feb 28 - Packet 3 received

2019 Mar 04 - Packet 3 sent back to SG consulate

2019 Mar 07 - Packet 4 received (interview schedule)

2019 Mar 12 - Medical (additional vaccine on 19 Mar)

2019 Mar 27 - Interview (221g, medical results pending)

2019 Mar 27 - Administrative Processing

2019 Mar 27 - Clinic sent medical results to Embassy

2019 Mar 28 - Administrative Processing

2019 Mar 29 - Application Received

2019 Apr 01 - Issued

2019 Apr 04 - VOH

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Country-specific thread is moved from the K-1 Process forum to the Middle East/North Africa regional forum, in hopes of definitive answers.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Anyone here on this MENA forum have any additional insight?


21 May 2018:   I-129F Sent

29 May 2018:   I-129F NOA1

23 Nov 2018:   I-129F NOA2

07 Jan 2019:   NVC Received Case

22 Jan 2019:   Left NVC

27 Jan 2019:   Consulate (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) Received Case

27 Jan 2019:   Packet 3 Received

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