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    visafrompa reacted to WandY in K1 Visa Interview Vietnam 2019   
    I agree that's it is hard to get approved. But I disagree about front-loading. No need to provide beyond what they ask. You had a lot of stuff and they didn't care. I mean, 2500 text messages separated into folders? Nobody cares about that.  I only had what they wanted and that's all they looked at. Front-loading is a myth. Provide what they ask - no less, no more.
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    visafrompa got a reaction from Jorgedig in Got an RFE in the mail yesterday   
    You have to admit Vegas is not the rest of the country... you cancel on them they have 50 people lined up after you to take your place.  A local caterer/photographer/music/church has to be secured with a non-refundable deposit.   I'm sure their are exceptions... but that's a pretty standard rule.
     
    Even local fire halls (we call them hosey's) have wait lists in my neck of the woods.  
     
    As for the RFE, I copied the exact template off this site.  Had my fiance sign hers and scan a copy to me.
     
    Dear Sir or Madam:
     
    I visafrompa, do hereby state that I am legally able and willing to marry fiance , and intend to do so within 90 days of her arrival into the US using the K1 visa.
     
    Sincerly
     
    visafrom pa
     
     I'm leaving for Philly to fly to Shenyang 3 hours from now, guess what I used for my letter of intent?  The exact same sentence.
     
     
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    visafrompa got a reaction from Jorgedig in I-129f required birth certificate of petitioner?   
    Lots of the information on this site is out of date or just wrong.  Dead links, 10+ year old threads... the K1 process hasn't changed much, but some of the required paperwork has.  
     
     
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    visafrompa got a reaction from ClickityClackity in Received packet from the embassy looking like it was opened   
    I may be little more IT savvy than most, but that 'email' looks like you typed it in word.  
     
    Others have said that it shouldn't be a problem, but I would put zero faith in what you posted as proof of anything... unless there is more than just 3 lines of blue text??
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    visafrompa reacted to Darnell in Current Medical/GUZ Interview lead times?   
    The medical is valid for one year, 
    so getting it done right prior to interview day is better. 
     
    She has to go to Guangzhou anyway - the medical exam service there has next day turnaround for the medical packet - 
    to get it done in BeiJing might actually be a waste of time and money for yer lass ... 
     
    Now - the timeticks between NVC-OUT and GUZ-IV-Open vary widely, based on casefile transmittal method.  No One Knows which method HER casefile will utilize.   Could be 2 days - could be 5 months, between those two timeticks - and no one can accurately forecast because it's NVC's choice on how it goes out to GUZ-IV. 
     
    So - with that said - the BEST window that I would suggest to you - is that you suggest her to get the medical exam done no more than a week before the scheduled interview.   Guangzhou is better, IMO, than any thing to get done in BeiJing.   This actually helps a lot - as later on in the process, the date of medical exam determines whether or not she needs another medical exam for any adjustment of status process.  

    OK - Good Luck, and God Speed ! 
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    visafrompa got a reaction from samnrong in How to get divorced with my Chinese wife who LIVES in China   
    Have service done to her at the airport.. see if CBP will serve it for you.  That would be EPIC.  'Welcome to the US, you're been served!' (queue music, glitter ball and balloon drop.  Any 3rd party can do service as long as they sign the paper that they served it to the right person (aka almost like in the movies).  Get a homeless person and pay them $20 to do it.  lol
     
    Claiming abuse etc won't do much.. most divorces are 'not fault' and unless she has a green card she won't be able to stay in the US for the year or two it will take to fight it out.  If she claims 'at fault', well, if you don't have any money then they can't award her anything.
     
    If anything make sure, that during the financial discovery phase you make sure she lists EVERYTHING.  She has two houses in the Guo?  Have her get them assessed.  Demand all bank accounts and pensions.  Cars, jewelry, furs, force her to put up or shut up.   Remember, you're entitled to half of the MARTIAL assets, or the growth of premarital assets during marriage. 
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    visafrompa got a reaction from Lemonslice in How to get divorced with my Chinese wife who LIVES in China   
    Have service done to her at the airport.. see if CBP will serve it for you.  That would be EPIC.  'Welcome to the US, you're been served!' (queue music, glitter ball and balloon drop.  Any 3rd party can do service as long as they sign the paper that they served it to the right person (aka almost like in the movies).  Get a homeless person and pay them $20 to do it.  lol
     
    Claiming abuse etc won't do much.. most divorces are 'not fault' and unless she has a green card she won't be able to stay in the US for the year or two it will take to fight it out.  If she claims 'at fault', well, if you don't have any money then they can't award her anything.
     
    If anything make sure, that during the financial discovery phase you make sure she lists EVERYTHING.  She has two houses in the Guo?  Have her get them assessed.  Demand all bank accounts and pensions.  Cars, jewelry, furs, force her to put up or shut up.   Remember, you're entitled to half of the MARTIAL assets, or the growth of premarital assets during marriage. 
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    visafrompa got a reaction from janet3 in Receipts Translation and Pictures Organization!   
    If you could post the letter (block out personal info) that would be great.  Context, it's a thing.
     
    A ticket or a BOARDING PASS?  There is a difference.  To marry under a K-1 visa the person must live in another country.  To obtain a boarding pass, the airline must verify your passport and visa status before printing a boarding pass.   Now does a boarding pass mean you got on the plane?  No, but combined with an entry stamp it is PRIMARY EVIDENCE of a fact.  You got on a plane, you entered a country.  Could you submit an entry stamp WITHOUT a boarding pass?  Sure.  I could take a plane to Hong Kong and a bus to Mainland China and enter China on foot.  Would I still submit the boarding pass as evidence?  Yes.
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    visafrompa got a reaction from erdosnew in I-134 questions for K1 visa   
    to claim someone as a dependent they have to " They also has to live with you for more than half of the tax year and you have to provide at least half of the thier financial support."  Notice there is an AND to qualify the statement.
     
    So if you claim a dependent on your taxes, then you are telling the gov't you pay for at least half (or more) of that person costs AND they live with your for more than 183 days a year.   There are formulas to determine what your tax deduction is per dependent, but it HAS TO BE AT LEAST 50%.  So you claimed 2 dependents then you are basically (for I-134) adding two people to your household.
     
    If you are making $100k, its not going to be an issue.  Just calculate the number in your family correctly.
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    visafrompa got a reaction from Hemutian in RFE for Birth Cert, after Biometrics, While in the US on Travel Visa! Need some help Please   
    And this would be visa fraud.   You must be lucky not to get the ban hammer.  I'm also surprised you didn't get a Stokes Interview for marrying so quick after she entered the country.
     
    Lol wut?  Did the family tell you this or did you get a letter from the PSB?  My cynical side tells me you paid for nothing and they threw your 'sample' away after the money transferred.
     
    If you married on a B-1 and submitted the I-130 your wife is in limbo.  She can leave, but she ain't getting back in.  
     
    You have two options:  Hire a legal service in the city of her birth (thoroughly hong bao them) and hope they have connections to get the certificate OR send her home, IR-1 it and wait it out.
     
    Cost wise the IR-1 would be cheaper, as any 'legal service' is gonna be just as expensive as flying PLUS the IR-1.
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    visafrompa got a reaction from JoeMc in Passport question   
    My fiance got a new passport (she never traveled before) in less than two weeks.  This was in Shenyang.   I would assume that lower tiered cities would take longer, while Tier 1/2 should get that done quick.
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    visafrompa reacted to yuna628 in Does a former K1 visa holder need permission to file a K1 or CR1   
    There are plenty of traditional, old fashioned, domestically and child-rearing inclined US ladies that exist. We can even multitask and be feminists at the same time.  That being said if there's not plenty of fish in the US-sea for ya, as a US citizen there's nothing that should prevent you from filing for whatever girl of your dreams that hopefully exists.
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    visafrompa reacted to seganku in Is there anywhere where I can preview what the contents of the K1 NOA2, Packet 3, and Packet 4 actually look like?   
    NOA2/P2 (front, received by petitioner)

     
    NOA2/P2 (back, received by petitioner)

     
    P3 received by beneficiary via EMS:


     
    P4 (email from consulate to both petitioner and beneficiary):



     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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