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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Colombia
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Hello,

 

I've been reading the forum for the past two weeks and I'm thankful I ran into this site for guidance on the K1 Visa. I want to ask a few preliminary questions.

 

  • i129F Form:
    • For employment end date ~ We are both currently working at our jobs. Do we leave that blank? Do I handwrite "present" as it won't allow me to write anything but numbers?
    • Parent's information ~ My father was never in my life. Will placing "NA" in that section suffice?
    • States you've resided since 18th birthday ~ I lived in Connecticut while I was away in college. Do I add that as an address? If so, the form only allows me two states. Thoughts on how I should complete that?
    • I've been reading conflicting responses regarding proof of citizenship:
      • I have my passport and will expire in 2022 and I read that if the passport isn't valid for a minimum of 5 years that I must include my birth certificate as well. Will my passport suffice? Do I need to provide both U.S. birth certificate AND passport?

 

Thank you all for your help and guidance. I will continue doing research and I'm sure I have more questions.

 

 


Immigration Journey:

07/08/19 - Mailed I-129F

07/10/19 - USCIS received I-129F

07/15/19 - NOA1

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Only one form of citizenship proof is required - passport or birth certificate. Choose one to send. 

 

Regarding your father, you only leave that part blank if your father’s name is completely unknown to you, is not on your birth certificate, etc. If his name is known, you must include it. Even if you’ve never met him. It’s not for us to decide which information is important to USCIS or not. 


 

 

 

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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27 minutes ago, AtlanticOceanLove said:

Hello,

 

I've been reading the forum for the past two weeks and I'm thankful I ran into this site for guidance on the K1 Visa. I want to ask a few preliminary questions.

 

  • i129F Form:
    • For employment end date ~ We are both currently working at our jobs. Do we leave that blank? Do I handwrite "present" as it won't allow me to write anything but numbers?

yes, you can write in present or leave it blank

 

27 minutes ago, AtlanticOceanLove said:
    • Parent's information ~ My father was never in my life. Will placing "NA" in that section suffice?

put the information you know. for other information you can handwrite unknown. explain on an additional piece of paper (brief explanation, life story is not needed

 

27 minutes ago, AtlanticOceanLove said:
    • States you've resided since 18th birthday ~ I lived in Connecticut while I was away in college. Do I add that as an address? If so, the form only allows me two states. Thoughts on how I should complete that?

if you lived there, place the information on an additional piece of paper

27 minutes ago, AtlanticOceanLove said:
    • I've been reading conflicting responses regarding proof of citizenship:
      • I have my passport and will expire in 2022 and I read that if the passport isn't valid for a minimum of 5 years that I must include my birth certificate as well. Will my passport suffice? Do I need to provide both U.S. birth certificate AND passport?

either/or/both. i submitted both because I had them. Only one is required.

 


i 485, 130, EAD and AP

04/09/2019    NOA1 received/check cashed i 485 and 131

04/19/2019    Rec'd appointment letter for biometrics

05/02/2019    Biometrics

05/15/2019    Submitted initial request for EAD expedite 5/22 faxed info

06/05/2019    EAD APPROVAL!!!!!!!!!!  06/06/2019    AP Approval

06/13/2019    Combo Card Received in Mail

06/19/2019    Social Security Card received in mail

10/07/2019     Received interview date letter for 11/7/19

11/07/2019     AOS Interview-Norfolk

11/10/2019     APPROVED (notification rec'd 11/10, approval dated 11/8)

11/14/2019     Case status update that card is in mail ❤️ received 11/16

DONE FOR TWO YEARS!!! ;)

 

Filed everything ourselves from K1, then married, withdrew k1, decided to adjust directly and filed I-130 and AOS ourselves with no RFE's or delays.

 

 

CR1 for Child under 21 (20 at time of filing)- Filed by LPR Spouse for his son

4/4/20     Mailed packet

4/12/20   NOA1 rec'd

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Colombia
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On ‎6‎/‎9‎/‎2019 at 11:20 AM, JFH said:

Only one form of citizenship proof is required - passport or birth certificate. Choose one to send. 

 

Regarding your father, you only leave that part blank if your father’s name is completely unknown to you, is not on your birth certificate, etc. If his name is known, you must include it. Even if you’ve never met him. It’s not for us to decide which information is important to USCIS or not. 

Hi there -  I know you responded to this last month. I just want to ensure I don't receive an RFE. If I do send my passport, it doesn't matter that it will expire less than 5 years?

 

The instructions page states: A copy of your valid, unexpired U.S. passport or passport card issued with a validity period of at least five years;

 

This is throwing me off?

 

I have a really bad copy of my birth certificate and then I have another black and white copy of just the front of the birth certificate and not the back. Should I send passport and black/white birth certificate?

 

Thank you!!


Immigration Journey:

07/08/19 - Mailed I-129F

07/10/19 - USCIS received I-129F

07/15/19 - NOA1

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8 minutes ago, AtlanticOceanLove said:

If I do send my passport, it doesn't matter that it will expire less than 5 years?

Does not matter.

 

8 minutes ago, AtlanticOceanLove said:

The instructions page states: A copy of your valid, unexpired U.S. passport or passport card issued with a validity period of at least five years;

Pick one, you are overthinking it.   

Unexpired Passport or

Passport Card with a 5 year validity

or

8 minutes ago, AtlanticOceanLove said:

just the front of the birth certificate

 

You need one item to establish YOUR citizenship/

 

Edited by Paul & Mary

March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

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2 minutes ago, Paul & Mary said:

Does not matter.

 

Pick one, you are overthinking it.   

Unexpired Passport or

Passport Card with a 5 year validity

or

 

You need one item to establish YOUR citizenship/

 

OMG! I think my anxious won because you literally just cleared it for me. It threw me off when it said "with a 5 year validity" and not realizing it's a "passport card" and not the passport. You saying "unexpired" passport made me realize I was driving myself crazy here. I literally turned my house upside down looking for my original birth certificate which has delayed sending my packet out.

 

THANK YOU!! :-D


Immigration Journey:

07/08/19 - Mailed I-129F

07/10/19 - USCIS received I-129F

07/15/19 - NOA1

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