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6 minutes ago, Cheburashka34 said:

Does anyone have any last pointers or advice before I send my I-129F?

Thank you!!

Just make sure you double check everything. I would recommend the guide they offer here for k1 filers. I followed along with that and feel like it went well.  We sent ours in last week

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Triple check everything. Look at what is required from USCIS website and make sure you have all the required information. 


Our K1 Journey    I-129f

Service Center : Texas Service Center   Transferred? California Service Center on 8/11/14

Consulate : Port au Prince, Haiti             I-129F Sent : 4/14/2014

I-129F NOA1 : 4/24/14                            I-129F NOA2 : 9/10/14

NVC Received : 9/24/14                          NVC Left : 9/26/14

Consulate Received : 10/6/14 CEAC status changed to ready

Packet 3 Received : 10/27/14 packet received by petitioner in USA ( beneficiary never received packet 3)

Medical: 10/30/14 Dr. Buteau                  Medical picked up: 11/3/14

Packet 3 Sent : 11/10/13.. Had to schedule interview appointment and attach confirmation receipt to packet

Interview Date : 12/1/14                           Interview Result : Approved !

Visa Received : 12/10/14 picked up at Jacmel location

US Entry : 12/15/14 Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Apply for Social Security Card: 12/30/14 Connecticut

Marriage: 1/26/15

 

Adjustment of Status

CIS Office : Hartford                                  Filed : 3/18/15

NOA : 3/25/15                                            Biometrics : 4/15/15

Approved: 8/31/15                                     Received: 9/8/15

 

EAD

CIS Office : Hartford                                  Filed : 3/18/15

NOA : 3/25/15                                            Approved: 6/12/15

Received: 6/20/15

 

Removal of Conditions I-751

Filed: 8/14/17 at VSC                                 NOA: 8/15/17 Received 8/21 by mail

Biometrics: Dated: 8/25/17   Received 9/2/17   Appointment 9/11/17 

Approved: 10/23/18 -no interview

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19 minutes ago, Cheburashka34 said:

Does anyone have any last pointers or advice before I send my I-129F?

Thank you!!

Many applicants miss checking the boxes for the arrest questions and then receive an RFE to complete the application with the answers. The RFE is about a 30 day set back so to avoid it be sure you have answered all the questions in this section. Good luck and stay engaged. 


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Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Poland
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In addition to triple-checking everything (which cannot be said enough -- I apparently didn't do it well enough because I made a stupid mistake on my I-129F and had to request a correction), go through USCIS's form filing tips to make sure you're compiling everything correctly. There are certain things that you may not realize you must do, such as writing Original Submission and the form number (I-129F) on the envelope itself and the cover letter.  https://www.uscis.gov/forms/forms-information/form-filing-tips

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Patience. You'll need a lot of it.

Also, don't compare your case to somebody else's. They are and never will be the same and it won't do anybody any good. Stay focused on your own case or you'll go crazy.

Edited by geowrian

Timelines:

ROC:

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7/27/20: Sent forms to Dallas lockbox, 7/30/20: Received by USCIS, 8/10 NOA1 electronic notification received, 8/1/ NOA1 hard copy received

AOS:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

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

K-1:

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I-129F

12/1/16: sent, 12/14/16: 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

 

NVC

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

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Russia
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Also filing mine this week! ❤️


Met: February 2020
Filed I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiancé : July 2020
Married: February 2021
Canceled I-129F: February 2021
Filed I-130, Petition for Alien Relative: March 2021

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7 minutes ago, Cheburashka34 said:

I filed mine today! 🙂

Congrats!! 🥰 I think I’m sending mine in tomorrow. Where in Russia is your fiancé from? 


Met: February 2020
Filed I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiancé : July 2020
Married: February 2021
Canceled I-129F: February 2021
Filed I-130, Petition for Alien Relative: March 2021

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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Gentle correction:  thread title says "filing K-1 visa."

It should say "filing I-129F petition."

Approval of the petition enables later application for the visa.

These are two steps that are sometimes blurred.


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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9 minutes ago, TBoneTX said:

Gentle correction:  thread title says "filing K-1 visa."

It should say "filing I-129F petition."

Approval of the petition enables later application for the visa.

These are two steps that are sometimes blurred.

Sorry about that thank you!!

18 minutes ago, HLeigh said:

Congrats!! 🥰 I think I’m sending mine in tomorrow. Where in Russia is your fiancé from? 

Novosibirsk

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1 minute ago, Cheburashka34 said:

Sorry about that thank you!!

Novosibirsk

How did you guys meet? Mine lives in St Petersburg and we met on a cruise ship where he was working onboard! 


Met: February 2020
Filed I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiancé : July 2020
Married: February 2021
Canceled I-129F: February 2021
Filed I-130, Petition for Alien Relative: March 2021

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Just now, HLeigh said:

How did you guys meet? Mine lives in St Petersburg and we met on a cruise ship where he was working onboard! 

Online 😋 just by chance on a penpal site and then I went and stayed with him for a month. Aww. Is your fiance also really proud of being Russian?

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1 minute ago, Cheburashka34 said:

Online 😋 just by chance on a penpal site and then I went and stayed with him for a month. Aww. Is your fiance also really proud of being Russian?

Love that! He sure is! The cultural differences blow my mind. Their mindsets are totally different, but in a good way. I would love to visit Russia at some point, when it is allowed. ❤️ We only spent about 24 hours together total lol, I’m jealous you got a month!! I bet it was wonderful! 


Met: February 2020
Filed I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiancé : July 2020
Married: February 2021
Canceled I-129F: February 2021
Filed I-130, Petition for Alien Relative: March 2021

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1 minute ago, HLeigh said:

Love that! He sure is! The cultural differences blow my mind. Their mindsets are totally different, but in a good way. I would love to visit Russia at some point, when it is allowed. ❤️ We only spent about 24 hours together total lol, I’m jealous you got a month!! I bet it was wonderful! 

Yes the culture is very different but wonderful. I absolutely love Russia I've been there three times, the last time we went to saint Petersburg. You should really visit. Getting a Russian tourist visa is extremely simple and a quick process! You'll love it there and the people are so nice 😊

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