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2 hours ago, margaritavictoria said:

I think the beneficiary needs to bring all the scanned and/or original documents with them on the interview date (like the original i-129 form, i-134 (affidavit of support), birth certificate or divorce certificate, more evidence of your ongoing relationship, DS-160 confirmation page, police report(s), etc. But, I never heard that the Embassy wants everything before hand. Each Embassy is different though and I don’t know specifically what the one in Moscow requires. I think each Embassy at least needs your Medical  report and interview fee? But maybe they’ll need more??

I thought you are from Russia. I was reffering to this, " The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow uses a pre-appointment document screening system. To facilitate the processing of your immigrant visa, please e-mail in advance (at least three business days before the interview) scanned copies of the confirmation page of your completed DS-160 application form, your foreign passport (page with photo), birth certificate, police certificate, and if applicable, divorce certificate, certificate of name change, and military book (page with photo) to moscowivpre@state.gov. In the “Subject” line of the email, please put your case number and write “IV documents for pre-screen”.  That's info from the embassy website

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1 hour ago, Kristina0394 said:

I thought you are from Russia. I was reffering to this, " The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow uses a pre-appointment document screening system. To facilitate the processing of your immigrant visa, please e-mail in advance (at least three business days before the interview) scanned copies of the confirmation page of your completed DS-160 application form, your foreign passport (page with photo), birth certificate, police certificate, and if applicable, divorce certificate, certificate of name change, and military book (page with photo) to moscowivpre@state.gov. In the “Subject” line of the email, please put your case number and write “IV documents for pre-screen”.  That's info from the embassy website

Ah, ok, I haven’t seen this yet and it’s really good to know the ‘pre-appointment’ process because I didn’t know about it. I’m actually the petitioner and living with my beneficiary fiance in Moscow - and we’re both just trying to figure everything out a little each day even though our documents are still at the NVC

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Another post has been merged into the master thread.

Kristina0394, please post future questions in this thread, rather than starting new threads for your ongoing topic.


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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14 hours ago, Kristina0394 said:

Our k1 case has been in Moscow since May 6 and we have not received any packet 3 yet. Can we appoint and go to the interview without waiting for it?

Kristina, I have replied to your question earlier - you should log in to https://cgifederal.secure.force.com/?language=Russian&country=Russia - your existing profile, if you already have it, or create a new one. Once your case is processed at the Embassy, you will be able to see the calendar and schedule your interview. In case no dates are available you will see the message saying "no available dates". After the case reached the Embassy it takes 2-14 work days for the calendar to be opened. You do not need to wait for Packet 3. What I suggest you to do is to fill in DS 160, pay visa fee, update profile on travel docs. If you want, you can join one of the WhatsApp groups, the girls are very helpful and answer questions almost instantly.

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10 hours ago, Helena_Siberia said:

Kristina, I have replied to your question earlier - you should log in to https://cgifederal.secure.force.com/?language=Russian&country=Russia - your existing profile, if you already have it, or create a new one. Once your case is processed at the Embassy, you will be able to see the calendar and schedule your interview. In case no dates are available you will see the message saying "no available dates". After the case reached the Embassy it takes 2-14 work days for the calendar to be opened. You do not need to wait for Packet 3. What I suggest you to do is to fill in DS 160, pay visa fee, update profile on travel docs. If you want, you can join one of the WhatsApp groups, the girls are very helpful and answer questions almost instantly.

I created the profile and have a question. Select whether you are applying for a Nonimmigrant Visa or an Immigrant Visa. Is k1 immigrant or non immigrant?

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K-1 is a nonimmigrant visa with immigrant intent.


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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5 hours ago, TBoneTX said:

K-1 is a nonimmigrant visa with immigrant intent.

Great, thank you, I know. But it does not answer my question on what to select. If I chose non immigrant, there are simply no k1 in the next list. If I chose immigrant, I see k1, k1 etc kinds of visa next.

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21 minutes ago, Kristina0394 said:

Great, thank you, I know. But it does not answer my question on what to select. If I chose non immigrant, there are simply no k1 in the next list. If I chose immigrant, I see k1, k1 etc kinds of visa next.

It seems you just answered your own question then.

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Please tell how the petitioner can pay embassy fees for k1 visa for the beneficiary with credit card? Should I put in my beneficiary's birth date there instead of mine when it is the payment info, right after the card holder name? If there are any petitioners who did it, please share which way you did?

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1 hour ago, givionte said:

Anyone can make the payment, you can pay online at uscis.gov/file-online

 

Payment info is strictly your info, not the beneficiary.

but we have nothing to do with uscis anymore. we are trying to pay embassy fees for the moscow interview.

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On 5/3/2019 at 3:22 AM, DaveAndAnastasia said:

I paid with my credit card online ... and was a bit worried that only thing linking me with her petition that I could see was her birthdate.

 

Please tell how did you pay that fees? you put in Anastasia's birth date after the card holder info? instead of your birth date?

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1 minute ago, givionte said:

Either way under payment info, the information is strictly the cardholder.  The Department of State and USCIS don't care who pays as long as they get their fees paid.

Only if the consulate has an electronic payment option.   Some do, some accept only certain type, many don't 


YMMV

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