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My wife just received her Packet 3 and in reading it twice, it seems that it merely consists of instructions about which documents, original and photocopies, she needs to bring to her interview. A careful reading of those listed documents tells me they are all the same documents I presented USCIS in my petition. Please correct me if I'm wrong and indicate which additional documents and/or forms she needs. In any case, since she has a case number, we assume she just needs to wait until she gets an IV which enables her to get her police clearance letter and medical exam results and then call for an appointment for her interview.

I would appreciate any corrections,modifications or additions so she can expedite the time of her interview.

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Take the instructions literally. Bring and submit everything that it says to, you need the I-864 and everything required for that at the interview as well, so that should be at least one thing on the list that wasn't sent with the I-130. Follow all the instructions exactly for what is required for NVC and for the consulate she will be having her interview at. Unless you have a legitimate reason for expedite, the only thing you can do to make it as fast as possible, is to submit the required documents, have your wife fill out DS-260 and pay the Affidavit of Support and IV fees as immediately as they become available to submit/fill out/pay, so that you can get Case Complete as soon as you can


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Is this a DCF case?


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No way to know what you submitted with the I-130 to know what is duplicate (people often provide more than the requirements). But read the instructions literally and bring what is requested.


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9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

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I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

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4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

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13 minutes ago, geowrian said:

No way to know what you submitted with the I-130 to know what is duplicate (people often provide more than the requirements). But read the instructions literally and bring what is requested.

Sorry, I didn't express what I wanted to say.She is  prepared to bring all the documents they specified to her interview; that's not what I'm concerned about. Let me repeat. Is packet 3 merely a set of instructions  which she needs merely to note and follow or does she need to fill out more forms and send them back or merely wait until the IV arrives and THEN get her police clearance and medical forms and THEN call for an appointment for her interview?

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1 hour ago, SonofBaraka said:

Sorry, I didn't express what I wanted to say.She is  prepared to bring all the documents they specified to her interview; that's not what I'm concerned about. Let me repeat. Is packet 3 merely a set of instructions  which she needs merely to note and follow or does she need to fill out more forms and send them back or merely wait until the IV arrives and THEN get her police clearance and medical forms and THEN call for an appointment for her interview?

There is no waiting for the IV, she must prepare and submit a ds260 visa application, pay the fee, get the pc, medical,  schedule the interview,  bring everything on the document list to the interview 


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2 hours ago, payxibka said:

There is no waiting for the IV, she must prepare and submit a ds260 visa application, pay the fee, get the pc, medical,  schedule the interview,  bring everything on the document list to the interview 

The  above represents reading the instructions carefully, interpreting them literally and following them to the letter.  No need to read between any lines on this.  Just do exactly what a literal interpretation of the instructions tells you to do.


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3 hours ago, SonofBaraka said:

Sorry, I didn't express what I wanted to say.She is  prepared to bring all the documents they specified to her interview; that's not what I'm concerned about. Let me repeat. Is packet 3 merely a set of instructions  which she needs merely to note and follow or does she need to fill out more forms and send them back or merely wait until the IV arrives and THEN get her police clearance and medical forms and THEN call for an appointment for her interview?

Once Packet III comes in she needs to fill out her application, get her police certificate, schedule her medical, and you need to put the support affidavit together.

She won’t get an IV appointment until she has everything completed.

In our case the embassy asked us to scan / send everything in then scheduled the interview.

 

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17 hours ago, Nitas_man said:

Once Packet III comes in she needs to fill out her application, get her police certificate, schedule her medical, and you need to put the support affidavit together.

She won’t get an IV appointment until she has everything completed.

In our case the embassy asked us to scan / send everything in then scheduled the interview.

 

 

17 hours ago, Nitas_man said:

Once Packet III comes in she needs to fill out her application, get her police certificate, schedule her medical, and you need to put the support affidavit together.

She won’t get an IV appointment until she has everything completed.

In our case the embassy asked us to scan / send everything in then scheduled the interview.

 

She's filling out her DS-260, I just finished filling out my I-864, she's making copies of our 11 letters of support( including 4 affidavits), certified/notarized copies of her birth certificate, freedom to marry, original marriage certificate  and 6-year residence at my condo(all notarized or certified), plus other supporting documents. Let the embassy tell her what's missing.

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22 hours ago, SonofBaraka said:

Sorry, I didn't express what I wanted to say.She is  prepared to bring all the documents they specified to her interview; that's not what I'm concerned about. Let me repeat. Is packet 3 merely a set of instructions  which she needs merely to note and follow or does she need to fill out more forms and send them back or merely wait until the IV arrives and THEN get her police clearance and medical forms and THEN call for an appointment for her interview?

Only form to complete is the DS-260 .. everything else is medical & documentation as listed (even if you gave it to USCIS already)

 

With DCF yes you will need to call to get your appt set.  


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The items needed to establish your residency in Thailand are not needed by the Dept of State.   They were only needed for USCIS petition / DCF


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3 hours ago, SonofBaraka said:

 

She's filling out her DS-260, I just finished filling out my I-864, she's making copies of our 11 letters of support( including 4 affidavits), certified/notarized copies of her birth certificate, freedom to marry, original marriage certificate  and 6-year residence at my condo(all notarized or certified), plus other supporting documents. Let the embassy tell her what's missing.

Embassy doesn't care about your residency in Thailand.   They will want evidence of residency in the USA .. do you have a home there?    U.S. bank accts? 


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Moved from IR-1/CR-1 Process & Procedures to DCF Discussion.


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

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