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Hi! 

 

I received my K1 yellow package in good condition (no tear) but the envelope got caught onto my bag zipper while I was packing so one of the sides now has about 5cm tear :( Read about other cases like mine but most of them have tears that are very small (2-3 cm). I was wondering whether will I get denied if I have such tear on my envelope? Shall I contact my embassy again to re-seal it? 

 

Ive attached a picture  below. 

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K1 Visa

9 May 2018 - Received Date for NOA1

3 November 2018 - Notice Date for NOA2 (on I-797)

5 November 2018 - Notice Date for NOA2 (USCIS website)

16 November 2018 - Received I-797 physical letter from USCIS

26 November 2018 - NVC received petition

8 December 2018 - Case Number Received!

26 December 2018 - In Transit

3 Jan 2019 - Case received by US Embassy Singapore

8 Jan 2019 - Packet 3 received!

23 Jan 2019 - Received Interview date 

30 Jan 2019 - Interview date and passed!

31 Jan 2019 - CEAC Status Changes from "Ready" to "Application Received"

1 Feb 2019 - CEAC Status Changes from "Application Received" to "Administrative Processing"

4 Feb 2019 - CEAC Status Changes from "Administrative Processing" to "Issued"

5 Feb 2019 - Received e-mail/SMS to pick passport up

7 Feb 2019 - Visa and Package to be surrendered to US Immigration in hand

 

AOS

30 April 2019 - Package sent with FedEx 

1 May 2019 - Package received my USCIS Chicago Lockbox 

5 May  2019 - Fees deducted from Credit Card

6 May 2019 - NOA1 received from text!

27 June 2019 - RFIE received via text/email

1 July 2019 - Letter for RFIE received

2 July 2019 - Sent back RFIE

3 July 2019 - USCIS changed status to 'Response to USCIS' Request for Evidence Was Received

 

 

I've documented my experienced in my blog :) :

How I got my K1 Petition Approved (NOA1 - NOA2) - https://lifeofevesan.com/how-i-file-my-k1-visa-and-got-my-noa1-approved/ (I got a template that you can follow, read up for more information!)

Steps to take after you get K1 Petition Approved (NOA2 - NVC) - https://lifeofevesan.com/next-steps-after-my-usa-k1-fiance-visa-petition-approval/

How I prepared for my approved K1 Visa Interview (NVC - US Embassy) - https://lifeofevesan.com/how-i-prepared-for-my-approved-k1-visa-interview/

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1 hour ago, tiggermuffin said:

Hi! 

 

I received my K1 yellow package in good condition (no tear) but the envelope got caught onto my bag zipper while I was packing so one of the sides now has about 5cm tear :( Read about other cases like mine but most of them have tears that are very small (2-3 cm). I was wondering whether will I get denied if I have such tear on my envelope? Shall I contact my embassy again to re-seal it? 

 

Ive attached a picture  below. 

53140448_2209659235762334_4028806248521531392_n.jpg

Contact your embassy just to be sure

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Hi. I arrived last night to the US on my K1 and I also damaged mine the day before my flight. I was also putting it into a plastic paper folder to make it more secure..irony..when it tore. Nobody at POE said anything at all. I don't know, if your tear is not big enough to look as if somebody could have been tampering with papers then you should be fine. I am sorry, I know how stressful it is. 

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Thank you everyone! Ive contacted my embassy and I was told to come down for enquiry. They told me that they would be holding my package for an investigation


K1 Visa

9 May 2018 - Received Date for NOA1

3 November 2018 - Notice Date for NOA2 (on I-797)

5 November 2018 - Notice Date for NOA2 (USCIS website)

16 November 2018 - Received I-797 physical letter from USCIS

26 November 2018 - NVC received petition

8 December 2018 - Case Number Received!

26 December 2018 - In Transit

3 Jan 2019 - Case received by US Embassy Singapore

8 Jan 2019 - Packet 3 received!

23 Jan 2019 - Received Interview date 

30 Jan 2019 - Interview date and passed!

31 Jan 2019 - CEAC Status Changes from "Ready" to "Application Received"

1 Feb 2019 - CEAC Status Changes from "Application Received" to "Administrative Processing"

4 Feb 2019 - CEAC Status Changes from "Administrative Processing" to "Issued"

5 Feb 2019 - Received e-mail/SMS to pick passport up

7 Feb 2019 - Visa and Package to be surrendered to US Immigration in hand

 

AOS

30 April 2019 - Package sent with FedEx 

1 May 2019 - Package received my USCIS Chicago Lockbox 

5 May  2019 - Fees deducted from Credit Card

6 May 2019 - NOA1 received from text!

27 June 2019 - RFIE received via text/email

1 July 2019 - Letter for RFIE received

2 July 2019 - Sent back RFIE

3 July 2019 - USCIS changed status to 'Response to USCIS' Request for Evidence Was Received

 

 

I've documented my experienced in my blog :) :

How I got my K1 Petition Approved (NOA1 - NOA2) - https://lifeofevesan.com/how-i-file-my-k1-visa-and-got-my-noa1-approved/ (I got a template that you can follow, read up for more information!)

Steps to take after you get K1 Petition Approved (NOA2 - NVC) - https://lifeofevesan.com/next-steps-after-my-usa-k1-fiance-visa-petition-approval/

How I prepared for my approved K1 Visa Interview (NVC - US Embassy) - https://lifeofevesan.com/how-i-prepared-for-my-approved-k1-visa-interview/

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Our journey:

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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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My husbands was ripped ALL the way along one side. We went through the hassle of contacting the embassy and sending the packet back for resealing 🙄Ugh it was a nightmare. The next package also came ripped! However, the rip was not too large and it was obvious that papers could not be taken out. We really did not want to send the package back AGAIN so I called the San Francisco Homeland Security Immigration dept at the airport (SFO) and told them my worries. They gave me the number to the department that deals with people on k-1 who have some sort of an issue with their packet papers. He said people are never sent to him because of a small(ish) rip. Even those people who are missing papers turn out fine after they look into everything. We went for it and were totally fine :) That rip does not look big enough to cause a problem. 

Good luck!

Edited by <3T&M<3

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NOA1 New Site: March 6th, 2018

NOA2: Sept 12th, 2018

Case # available as well as case leaving NVC both on Oct 1st, 2018

Embassy received on Oct 2nd, 2018

Medical Appointment Oct 12th, 2018

Interview at Ankara Embassy on Oct 22nd, 2018 - APPROVED!

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32 minutes ago, <3T&M<3 said:

My husbands was ripped ALL the way along one side. We went through the hassle of contacting the embassy and sending the packet back for resealing 🙄Ugh it was a nightmare. The next package also came ripped! However, the rip was not too large and it was obvious that papers could not be taken out. We really did not want to send the package back AGAIN so I called the San Francisco Homeland Security Immigration dept at the airport (SFO) and told them my worries. They gave me the number to the department that deals with people on k-1 who have some sort of an issue with their packet papers. He said people are never sent to him because of a small(ish) rip. Even those people who are missing papers turn out fine after they look into everything. We went for it and were totally fine :) That rip does not look big enough to cause a problem. 

Good luck!

Thank you for sharing your experience! When my package came, it was in perfect condition (no rips), but I guess over time there were little rips on the side because of the tape and when I was packing my luggage a couple of days ago, the small tear got caught onto my zipper and it ripped my envelope even more T____T 

 

I am going to the embassy tomorrow morning and will see what they say, will share my experience soon for everyone else!


K1 Visa

9 May 2018 - Received Date for NOA1

3 November 2018 - Notice Date for NOA2 (on I-797)

5 November 2018 - Notice Date for NOA2 (USCIS website)

16 November 2018 - Received I-797 physical letter from USCIS

26 November 2018 - NVC received petition

8 December 2018 - Case Number Received!

26 December 2018 - In Transit

3 Jan 2019 - Case received by US Embassy Singapore

8 Jan 2019 - Packet 3 received!

23 Jan 2019 - Received Interview date 

30 Jan 2019 - Interview date and passed!

31 Jan 2019 - CEAC Status Changes from "Ready" to "Application Received"

1 Feb 2019 - CEAC Status Changes from "Application Received" to "Administrative Processing"

4 Feb 2019 - CEAC Status Changes from "Administrative Processing" to "Issued"

5 Feb 2019 - Received e-mail/SMS to pick passport up

7 Feb 2019 - Visa and Package to be surrendered to US Immigration in hand

 

AOS

30 April 2019 - Package sent with FedEx 

1 May 2019 - Package received my USCIS Chicago Lockbox 

5 May  2019 - Fees deducted from Credit Card

6 May 2019 - NOA1 received from text!

27 June 2019 - RFIE received via text/email

1 July 2019 - Letter for RFIE received

2 July 2019 - Sent back RFIE

3 July 2019 - USCIS changed status to 'Response to USCIS' Request for Evidence Was Received

 

 

I've documented my experienced in my blog :) :

How I got my K1 Petition Approved (NOA1 - NOA2) - https://lifeofevesan.com/how-i-file-my-k1-visa-and-got-my-noa1-approved/ (I got a template that you can follow, read up for more information!)

Steps to take after you get K1 Petition Approved (NOA2 - NVC) - https://lifeofevesan.com/next-steps-after-my-usa-k1-fiance-visa-petition-approval/

How I prepared for my approved K1 Visa Interview (NVC - US Embassy) - https://lifeofevesan.com/how-i-prepared-for-my-approved-k1-visa-interview/

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Just an update about this:

 

I went back to the US embassy and I got my package changed on the spot! As long as you dont rip the package all the way where you can take the papers out you will be fine. Good luck everyone and I hope this helps :) the small tears are acceptable so we dont have to worry


K1 Visa

9 May 2018 - Received Date for NOA1

3 November 2018 - Notice Date for NOA2 (on I-797)

5 November 2018 - Notice Date for NOA2 (USCIS website)

16 November 2018 - Received I-797 physical letter from USCIS

26 November 2018 - NVC received petition

8 December 2018 - Case Number Received!

26 December 2018 - In Transit

3 Jan 2019 - Case received by US Embassy Singapore

8 Jan 2019 - Packet 3 received!

23 Jan 2019 - Received Interview date 

30 Jan 2019 - Interview date and passed!

31 Jan 2019 - CEAC Status Changes from "Ready" to "Application Received"

1 Feb 2019 - CEAC Status Changes from "Application Received" to "Administrative Processing"

4 Feb 2019 - CEAC Status Changes from "Administrative Processing" to "Issued"

5 Feb 2019 - Received e-mail/SMS to pick passport up

7 Feb 2019 - Visa and Package to be surrendered to US Immigration in hand

 

AOS

30 April 2019 - Package sent with FedEx 

1 May 2019 - Package received my USCIS Chicago Lockbox 

5 May  2019 - Fees deducted from Credit Card

6 May 2019 - NOA1 received from text!

27 June 2019 - RFIE received via text/email

1 July 2019 - Letter for RFIE received

2 July 2019 - Sent back RFIE

3 July 2019 - USCIS changed status to 'Response to USCIS' Request for Evidence Was Received

 

 

I've documented my experienced in my blog :) :

How I got my K1 Petition Approved (NOA1 - NOA2) - https://lifeofevesan.com/how-i-file-my-k1-visa-and-got-my-noa1-approved/ (I got a template that you can follow, read up for more information!)

Steps to take after you get K1 Petition Approved (NOA2 - NVC) - https://lifeofevesan.com/next-steps-after-my-usa-k1-fiance-visa-petition-approval/

How I prepared for my approved K1 Visa Interview (NVC - US Embassy) - https://lifeofevesan.com/how-i-prepared-for-my-approved-k1-visa-interview/

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