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    Keithn85 got a reaction from Skyler2017 in JUNE 2021 I-129F K-1 FILERS   
    Adding to @J&D1008.  One of these times I am going to just post this without quoting, but i still want to give credit to Greenbaum for having this information.
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    Keithn85 reacted to TBoneTX in So ruthless Russian   
    This has been an expensive lesson, but she's saving you a lot of time.  Cut her off immediately, take some time to recover, and look for one of the countless loving, honest, available women who'll be a real match for you.
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    Keithn85 got a reaction from Lynxyonok in A reminder during the processing time   
    Good evening all,
     
    I wanted to give you all something to remember or maybe practice if you have not completed this yet.  I came back on here to check a consulate review and I came upon my now wife's review (with my translation) of her interview at the embassy.  I was over the moon as much as a man can be for his fiancee.  Something I remember also doing during the I-129F process was going over the letters each of us wrote about how we met each other.  It probably meant nothing to USCIS, but it meant a lot to us.  I would read both of those letters when I felt like all was lost and they reminded me of what I was patiently waiting for.  Even now, I remember how when times are stressful as we all adjust to our life together, it is still the end goal of us being together as a family.  So maybe write a letter to your fiancee/fiance about how you met them and the feelings you felt.  Men, you will have heart in your sentences but they will be very logical, romantic but logical.  Women, the men will read your letter and go "wow, I did not think of all of this."  It is just a great reminder.  Don't lose hope!
    Protip:  Put this file on your desktop and name it something that will catch your eye when you have one of those rough hours/days/weeks so you can read over it.
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    Keithn85 got a reaction from Skyler2017 in A reminder during the processing time   
    Good evening all,
     
    I wanted to give you all something to remember or maybe practice if you have not completed this yet.  I came back on here to check a consulate review and I came upon my now wife's review (with my translation) of her interview at the embassy.  I was over the moon as much as a man can be for his fiancee.  Something I remember also doing during the I-129F process was going over the letters each of us wrote about how we met each other.  It probably meant nothing to USCIS, but it meant a lot to us.  I would read both of those letters when I felt like all was lost and they reminded me of what I was patiently waiting for.  Even now, I remember how when times are stressful as we all adjust to our life together, it is still the end goal of us being together as a family.  So maybe write a letter to your fiancee/fiance about how you met them and the feelings you felt.  Men, you will have heart in your sentences but they will be very logical, romantic but logical.  Women, the men will read your letter and go "wow, I did not think of all of this."  It is just a great reminder.  Don't lose hope!
    Protip:  Put this file on your desktop and name it something that will catch your eye when you have one of those rough hours/days/weeks so you can read over it.
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    Keithn85 got a reaction from Nelly22 in A reminder during the processing time   
    Good evening all,
     
    I wanted to give you all something to remember or maybe practice if you have not completed this yet.  I came back on here to check a consulate review and I came upon my now wife's review (with my translation) of her interview at the embassy.  I was over the moon as much as a man can be for his fiancee.  Something I remember also doing during the I-129F process was going over the letters each of us wrote about how we met each other.  It probably meant nothing to USCIS, but it meant a lot to us.  I would read both of those letters when I felt like all was lost and they reminded me of what I was patiently waiting for.  Even now, I remember how when times are stressful as we all adjust to our life together, it is still the end goal of us being together as a family.  So maybe write a letter to your fiancee/fiance about how you met them and the feelings you felt.  Men, you will have heart in your sentences but they will be very logical, romantic but logical.  Women, the men will read your letter and go "wow, I did not think of all of this."  It is just a great reminder.  Don't lose hope!
    Protip:  Put this file on your desktop and name it something that will catch your eye when you have one of those rough hours/days/weeks so you can read over it.
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    Keithn85 got a reaction from RamiZest in A reminder during the processing time   
    Good evening all,
     
    I wanted to give you all something to remember or maybe practice if you have not completed this yet.  I came back on here to check a consulate review and I came upon my now wife's review (with my translation) of her interview at the embassy.  I was over the moon as much as a man can be for his fiancee.  Something I remember also doing during the I-129F process was going over the letters each of us wrote about how we met each other.  It probably meant nothing to USCIS, but it meant a lot to us.  I would read both of those letters when I felt like all was lost and they reminded me of what I was patiently waiting for.  Even now, I remember how when times are stressful as we all adjust to our life together, it is still the end goal of us being together as a family.  So maybe write a letter to your fiancee/fiance about how you met them and the feelings you felt.  Men, you will have heart in your sentences but they will be very logical, romantic but logical.  Women, the men will read your letter and go "wow, I did not think of all of this."  It is just a great reminder.  Don't lose hope!
    Protip:  Put this file on your desktop and name it something that will catch your eye when you have one of those rough hours/days/weeks so you can read over it.
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    Keithn85 got a reaction from laylalex in A reminder during the processing time   
    Good evening all,
     
    I wanted to give you all something to remember or maybe practice if you have not completed this yet.  I came back on here to check a consulate review and I came upon my now wife's review (with my translation) of her interview at the embassy.  I was over the moon as much as a man can be for his fiancee.  Something I remember also doing during the I-129F process was going over the letters each of us wrote about how we met each other.  It probably meant nothing to USCIS, but it meant a lot to us.  I would read both of those letters when I felt like all was lost and they reminded me of what I was patiently waiting for.  Even now, I remember how when times are stressful as we all adjust to our life together, it is still the end goal of us being together as a family.  So maybe write a letter to your fiancee/fiance about how you met them and the feelings you felt.  Men, you will have heart in your sentences but they will be very logical, romantic but logical.  Women, the men will read your letter and go "wow, I did not think of all of this."  It is just a great reminder.  Don't lose hope!
    Protip:  Put this file on your desktop and name it something that will catch your eye when you have one of those rough hours/days/weeks so you can read over it.
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    Keithn85 got a reaction from Timona in A reminder during the processing time   
    Good evening all,
     
    I wanted to give you all something to remember or maybe practice if you have not completed this yet.  I came back on here to check a consulate review and I came upon my now wife's review (with my translation) of her interview at the embassy.  I was over the moon as much as a man can be for his fiancee.  Something I remember also doing during the I-129F process was going over the letters each of us wrote about how we met each other.  It probably meant nothing to USCIS, but it meant a lot to us.  I would read both of those letters when I felt like all was lost and they reminded me of what I was patiently waiting for.  Even now, I remember how when times are stressful as we all adjust to our life together, it is still the end goal of us being together as a family.  So maybe write a letter to your fiancee/fiance about how you met them and the feelings you felt.  Men, you will have heart in your sentences but they will be very logical, romantic but logical.  Women, the men will read your letter and go "wow, I did not think of all of this."  It is just a great reminder.  Don't lose hope!
    Protip:  Put this file on your desktop and name it something that will catch your eye when you have one of those rough hours/days/weeks so you can read over it.
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    Keithn85 reacted to Sarge2155 in April 2022 - AOS Filers   
    You can join any group you want. But you filed (sent) in March, so March filers would be about right!
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    Keithn85 got a reaction from ROK2USA in k-1 processing time 9-12 months???   
    That was my hope throughout the process.  My process was like this, even though it shows in my comments and timeline the best i can put it:
    January (sent off and "received")
    March (notification by text of NOA-1 but backdated to January received date)
    September (RFE notice) 
    So you see, it took me 9 months roughly in 2021 to see any movement of my case.  But during those 9 months, I watched the date flip back and forth on the USCIS case processing site.  The nice thing was after my RFE was sent back, technically my case was outside of processing time so I was able to leverage that until they approved it.  
    My interpretation of the movement of dates is when it moves forward and then drops back, that to me is them catching up.  Think of each month as a number for processing.  If March is processed then you have 3's, February are 2's, etc.  For example, imagine this month there are 10 cases in March (3s) that were processed, one in January (1s) and 2 in February (2s).  If you had to average, the "date" would be closer to March, right?  But if there were more cases processed in February than March, the date would be maybe the middle of February.  That is how I see the reason why the date moves around on the USCIS site.  Since it is an average, if 20-30 cases in February were skipped the first time around and USCIS circled back to them this month, then the average for that last processing period would weigh more on February with the 20-30 cases.  I feel like I really went deep but I hope you can decipher this correctly.  
    *DISCLAIMER* I am not an expert at this, but I am just deducing from watching over the last year.  It could be correct or completely wrong.  
    One thing I will say though is I would not dive too deep into those processing times.  Just again, pay attention to the date and if it is after your date, put in an out of processing time request.  If you want to watch those dates (and I will admit I did) then do so with caution and keep your emotions in check because if you do not, those numbers will drive you crazy.  Trust me.  I never spoke to Anna about those dates.  I only spoke to her about when I would see people announcing they were receiving RFEs/approvals.  And I would check VJ's timelines more than USCIS case processing time.  
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    Keithn85 got a reaction from WeekendPizzaiolo in K1 -Are airports sticking to the 2 week "fully vaccinated" guidelines of CDC?   
    My fiancee is really concerned about the whole setup in Ukraine and I spelled out the vaccine requirements per the CDC.  For personal reasons, the second dose was delayed to the point where she is a few weeks from hopefully flying out.  I am one of the rule followers (well up to a certain point) and I do not know of any experience K1s have had with taking the required 1 dose/2 doses and waiting the 2 weeks before flying.  Is it required to wait the 2 weeks or are people flying before the 2 weeks and are not denied boarding a flight?
     
    We discussed her flying to turkey for her 2 week period, but I want to have her fly straight here if possible. (of course layovers but not 2 weeks and rent/food for that time)
     
    So I guess my question is, how strict are the airports following the CDC guidelines of being fully vaccinated after 2 weeks of the final dose (1 or 2 depending on the shot)?  Is it strict or more relaxed?  
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    Keithn85 got a reaction from WeekendPizzaiolo in K1 -Are airports sticking to the 2 week "fully vaccinated" guidelines of CDC?   
    Yeah and I ended up talking to her about it also a few minutes ago mentioning what you said.  She already has her contingency plans for both in country and in Turkey for waiting the 2 weeks.  (Sometimes it is better to just have that conversation with each other and really talk it out on a calm day )  Thanks for the information though and she agreed with what you said.  She also said, "we cannot rely on anybody who says otherwise because it will depend on the officer (or in this case the agent at the airlines desk) on whether they are going to let people through.  Also, now when you go through Boryspil (Kyiv airport) they scan the qr code you present and they are able to see the dates and all of the information.  So I am staying in Kyiv or Turkey for the 2 weeks.  It will work out."  
    Yep, this is one of those qualities  
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    Keithn85 got a reaction from RamiZest in k-1 processing time 9-12 months???   
    This time range is how long it is taking USCIS to process your case from the date we received it. We generally process cases in the order we receive them, and we will update this page each month. The estimated time range displayed is based on data captured approximately two months prior to updating the page. Please note that times may change without prior notice.
     
    That is something I kept in mind while waiting for my approval (well it turned out to be an RFE in September and then approval in October).  My general rule of thumb is, if that date hits or goes past your date, then put in the case outside of processing time.  Otherwise, there is really nothing else you can do but wait.  For us, this was the hardest part of the K1 process (from sending I-129F to visa approved and issued) so I encourage you both to just stay positive and strong throughout this.
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    Keithn85 got a reaction from slavaskii in k-1 processing time 9-12 months???   
    That was my hope throughout the process.  My process was like this, even though it shows in my comments and timeline the best i can put it:
    January (sent off and "received")
    March (notification by text of NOA-1 but backdated to January received date)
    September (RFE notice) 
    So you see, it took me 9 months roughly in 2021 to see any movement of my case.  But during those 9 months, I watched the date flip back and forth on the USCIS case processing site.  The nice thing was after my RFE was sent back, technically my case was outside of processing time so I was able to leverage that until they approved it.  
    My interpretation of the movement of dates is when it moves forward and then drops back, that to me is them catching up.  Think of each month as a number for processing.  If March is processed then you have 3's, February are 2's, etc.  For example, imagine this month there are 10 cases in March (3s) that were processed, one in January (1s) and 2 in February (2s).  If you had to average, the "date" would be closer to March, right?  But if there were more cases processed in February than March, the date would be maybe the middle of February.  That is how I see the reason why the date moves around on the USCIS site.  Since it is an average, if 20-30 cases in February were skipped the first time around and USCIS circled back to them this month, then the average for that last processing period would weigh more on February with the 20-30 cases.  I feel like I really went deep but I hope you can decipher this correctly.  
    *DISCLAIMER* I am not an expert at this, but I am just deducing from watching over the last year.  It could be correct or completely wrong.  
    One thing I will say though is I would not dive too deep into those processing times.  Just again, pay attention to the date and if it is after your date, put in an out of processing time request.  If you want to watch those dates (and I will admit I did) then do so with caution and keep your emotions in check because if you do not, those numbers will drive you crazy.  Trust me.  I never spoke to Anna about those dates.  I only spoke to her about when I would see people announcing they were receiving RFEs/approvals.  And I would check VJ's timelines more than USCIS case processing time.  
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    Keithn85 got a reaction from Catseal in k-1 processing time 9-12 months???   
    This time range is how long it is taking USCIS to process your case from the date we received it. We generally process cases in the order we receive them, and we will update this page each month. The estimated time range displayed is based on data captured approximately two months prior to updating the page. Please note that times may change without prior notice.
     
    That is something I kept in mind while waiting for my approval (well it turned out to be an RFE in September and then approval in October).  My general rule of thumb is, if that date hits or goes past your date, then put in the case outside of processing time.  Otherwise, there is really nothing else you can do but wait.  For us, this was the hardest part of the K1 process (from sending I-129F to visa approved and issued) so I encourage you both to just stay positive and strong throughout this.
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    Keithn85 got a reaction from Timona in K1 -Are airports sticking to the 2 week "fully vaccinated" guidelines of CDC?   
    Yeah I guess I did not explain it quite as well.  Either way, she has a plan for it.
    All of the tension from the east and the idea that she won't be selling her place now because of it.  She is ready to leave.  I wanted her here in December when she was approved, but it was a blessing for her to stay because there were other family matters that came up where she was taking care of one parent while the other was out of the city.  Yeah, it worked out for her to stay but her concern is what if the airports close down because of further movement and she cannot fly out.  But either way, she has her in city plans and will be testing/vaccinated before she flies per the requirements.  
    If you want to hear my honest opinion, I was asking in hopes for a way to get her here sooner.  Selfish ambition (just because of the cringe the last year with waiting on the USCIS).  I figured it was worth a shot as I won't go into how I feel about the guidelines, but you can probably deduce from my asking of the original question.  We are going to check the boxes and get her here.
     
    Thanks again!
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    Keithn85 got a reaction from slavaskii in k-1 processing time 9-12 months???   
    This time range is how long it is taking USCIS to process your case from the date we received it. We generally process cases in the order we receive them, and we will update this page each month. The estimated time range displayed is based on data captured approximately two months prior to updating the page. Please note that times may change without prior notice.
     
    That is something I kept in mind while waiting for my approval (well it turned out to be an RFE in September and then approval in October).  My general rule of thumb is, if that date hits or goes past your date, then put in the case outside of processing time.  Otherwise, there is really nothing else you can do but wait.  For us, this was the hardest part of the K1 process (from sending I-129F to visa approved and issued) so I encourage you both to just stay positive and strong throughout this.
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    Keithn85 reacted to Timona in K1 -Are airports sticking to the 2 week "fully vaccinated" guidelines of CDC?   
    As far as I am aware, yes, they are serious. My sister was denied boarding because her last dose was within 2 weeks of her departure. If your K-1 visa is not about to run out, I would not waste breathe. Just schedule the flight for when she is well beyond that 2 week period. 
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    Keithn85 reacted to SandyR in JANUARY 2021 I-129F K-1 FILERS (merged)   
    I GOT APPROVED!!!! NOA1 was January 4, 2021 and more than one year later an approval!!!  so grateful.
     
    I did contact senator and then yesterday ombudsman.  Coincidence?  who knows.  I'm just thrilled!!!  Now I have to get up to speed on next steps.
     
    Happy to be joining the majority of the group in getting our loved ones here.  Thanks for all the support.
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    Keithn85 got a reaction from Chancy in Having issues paying fees on ceac website   
    https://ph.usembassy.gov/visas/immigrant-visas/fiancee-visa/the-interview/
    Click on step 5.  You have 3 options to pay the fee, which is awesome because my fiancee had to go directly to a bank for her fee.  
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    Keithn85 got a reaction from MT1 in K1 visa from I-129F to Interview takeaways   
    Good day all!!

    I wanted to give some pointers that I know are in the guides, but might be questioned when going through the process:
    My fiancee had her interview in Kyiv early this morning and I thanked her for the information she provided me as I was going to pass it to here on VJ so that it would help couples.
    One of the things she stressed was pictures.  For Kyiv, we visited all sorts of random landmarks (motherland statue, Catacombs of the I cannot think but the cathedral, the glass bridge with the KIEV letters.  recognizable stuff) and the embassy officer enjoyed seeing those pictures.   So her encouragement to everyone is, "take pictures outside.  If in Kyiv, take pictures at statues or landmarks that are specific to kyiv.  If in RIO, take a picture of something specific to Rio."  She mentioned Rio because a coworker of hers (colleague as she calls it) was there for a little bit.  
    She also said she thinks what helped our case was:
    -We met in a 3rd country, but I traveled to Ukraine to see her.  So it was not like we just met and I came to see the Mediterranean sea (because we met in person in Turkey September 2020 after talking on whatsapp/telegram since January 2020), I came to actually see her. (yeah I know i repeated myself.  I am tired since her interview was 2:30am central time and I wanted to stay up and make sure she was ok ).
    -She said financial documents were important (V2, VV2, wait no W2  it was cute to hear her say that so I had to post it, I-134, tax transcripts, i grabbed the transcripts from the IRS site.  Saved me 5 pages of transcripts instead of 165 pages of my return, my letter of employment from my employer, almost mentioned my employer haha, my bank account statements, note i didnt say the signed one from the bank but just statements online i printed)
    -The proof of relationship and ongoing that she brought?  Nope not our chats, the man who printed documents for her forgot to print those.  Nope not my intent to marry, they never asked for it.  Photos and my paychecks.  yes I said my paychecks.  She said she was asked what she had proof of for our ongoing relationship and she handed them, my recent payslips.    God bless her and her sweet Ukrainian heart.  
    My recommendation though, front load your I-129F petiton with photos, intent to marry (as this is required), even a little background on how you met (we both wrote our 2 page accounts.  Or a page and a half at least.  Send that all to USCIS and let them sift through it.  We only sent maybe 10-15 photos of us.  Then, when it is interview time, backload everything again.  Updated photos, letters of intent, etc.  Just do it so it is there.  It might not even be looked at but do it.  And yes, everything that is recommended in the guide here for the interview or what people have recommended from their own lists, do it.  Then match it to the P3 you receive from your embassy (the list they provide) and take everything.
    If your country provides original divorce decrees instead of certificates like hers did because she had a son involved with the divorce, prepare for a possible RFE during the I-129F petition approval process (before NOA-2 which is the approval letter of the I-129F), unless the translation puts in bold lettering the statement that this is the final paperwork.  We were rfe'd and I kindly wrote a 1/4 page explanation and even took screenshots and drew circles matching the original and translation.  
    Best wishes to anyone who goes through the process   It sucks during it, but man it will be well worth the wait.  Unless of course your country is moving through spousal visas faster, then rock the spousal visa so your spouse can have the green card and not have to go through adjustment here  
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    Keithn85 reacted to J&D1008 in DECEMBER 2021 1-129F K1 FILERS   
    For those who have just filed your I-129f application with USCIS, this thread has been created for your needs and for you to be with others experiencing different aspects of this journey. This is a place to ask questions and to share experiences. All are here to learn together. Stay patient because this is a long process currently running 6 - 9 months for your NOA2 approval. Then depending on your embassy, you will be dealing with backlogs. 
     
    Also note that USCIS goes by "Received date" not NOA-1:
    Example
    I-129 F Sent -  December 5, 2021
    I-129 F Received - December 9, 2021
    I-129 F - Notice Date - December 17, 2021
     
    In this example your NOA-1 should be December 9. This will help you fill out your timeline properly. 
     

     
     
     

     
    Edited July 7 by J&D1008     Quote
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    Keithn85 got a reaction from AD1 in K1 visa from I-129F to Interview takeaways   
    Good day all!!

    I wanted to give some pointers that I know are in the guides, but might be questioned when going through the process:
    My fiancee had her interview in Kyiv early this morning and I thanked her for the information she provided me as I was going to pass it to here on VJ so that it would help couples.
    One of the things she stressed was pictures.  For Kyiv, we visited all sorts of random landmarks (motherland statue, Catacombs of the I cannot think but the cathedral, the glass bridge with the KIEV letters.  recognizable stuff) and the embassy officer enjoyed seeing those pictures.   So her encouragement to everyone is, "take pictures outside.  If in Kyiv, take pictures at statues or landmarks that are specific to kyiv.  If in RIO, take a picture of something specific to Rio."  She mentioned Rio because a coworker of hers (colleague as she calls it) was there for a little bit.  
    She also said she thinks what helped our case was:
    -We met in a 3rd country, but I traveled to Ukraine to see her.  So it was not like we just met and I came to see the Mediterranean sea (because we met in person in Turkey September 2020 after talking on whatsapp/telegram since January 2020), I came to actually see her. (yeah I know i repeated myself.  I am tired since her interview was 2:30am central time and I wanted to stay up and make sure she was ok ).
    -She said financial documents were important (V2, VV2, wait no W2  it was cute to hear her say that so I had to post it, I-134, tax transcripts, i grabbed the transcripts from the IRS site.  Saved me 5 pages of transcripts instead of 165 pages of my return, my letter of employment from my employer, almost mentioned my employer haha, my bank account statements, note i didnt say the signed one from the bank but just statements online i printed)
    -The proof of relationship and ongoing that she brought?  Nope not our chats, the man who printed documents for her forgot to print those.  Nope not my intent to marry, they never asked for it.  Photos and my paychecks.  yes I said my paychecks.  She said she was asked what she had proof of for our ongoing relationship and she handed them, my recent payslips.    God bless her and her sweet Ukrainian heart.  
    My recommendation though, front load your I-129F petiton with photos, intent to marry (as this is required), even a little background on how you met (we both wrote our 2 page accounts.  Or a page and a half at least.  Send that all to USCIS and let them sift through it.  We only sent maybe 10-15 photos of us.  Then, when it is interview time, backload everything again.  Updated photos, letters of intent, etc.  Just do it so it is there.  It might not even be looked at but do it.  And yes, everything that is recommended in the guide here for the interview or what people have recommended from their own lists, do it.  Then match it to the P3 you receive from your embassy (the list they provide) and take everything.
    If your country provides original divorce decrees instead of certificates like hers did because she had a son involved with the divorce, prepare for a possible RFE during the I-129F petition approval process (before NOA-2 which is the approval letter of the I-129F), unless the translation puts in bold lettering the statement that this is the final paperwork.  We were rfe'd and I kindly wrote a 1/4 page explanation and even took screenshots and drew circles matching the original and translation.  
    Best wishes to anyone who goes through the process   It sucks during it, but man it will be well worth the wait.  Unless of course your country is moving through spousal visas faster, then rock the spousal visa so your spouse can have the green card and not have to go through adjustment here  
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    Keithn85 got a reaction from Chancy in K1 visa from I-129F to Interview takeaways   
    Good day all!!

    I wanted to give some pointers that I know are in the guides, but might be questioned when going through the process:
    My fiancee had her interview in Kyiv early this morning and I thanked her for the information she provided me as I was going to pass it to here on VJ so that it would help couples.
    One of the things she stressed was pictures.  For Kyiv, we visited all sorts of random landmarks (motherland statue, Catacombs of the I cannot think but the cathedral, the glass bridge with the KIEV letters.  recognizable stuff) and the embassy officer enjoyed seeing those pictures.   So her encouragement to everyone is, "take pictures outside.  If in Kyiv, take pictures at statues or landmarks that are specific to kyiv.  If in RIO, take a picture of something specific to Rio."  She mentioned Rio because a coworker of hers (colleague as she calls it) was there for a little bit.  
    She also said she thinks what helped our case was:
    -We met in a 3rd country, but I traveled to Ukraine to see her.  So it was not like we just met and I came to see the Mediterranean sea (because we met in person in Turkey September 2020 after talking on whatsapp/telegram since January 2020), I came to actually see her. (yeah I know i repeated myself.  I am tired since her interview was 2:30am central time and I wanted to stay up and make sure she was ok ).
    -She said financial documents were important (V2, VV2, wait no W2  it was cute to hear her say that so I had to post it, I-134, tax transcripts, i grabbed the transcripts from the IRS site.  Saved me 5 pages of transcripts instead of 165 pages of my return, my letter of employment from my employer, almost mentioned my employer haha, my bank account statements, note i didnt say the signed one from the bank but just statements online i printed)
    -The proof of relationship and ongoing that she brought?  Nope not our chats, the man who printed documents for her forgot to print those.  Nope not my intent to marry, they never asked for it.  Photos and my paychecks.  yes I said my paychecks.  She said she was asked what she had proof of for our ongoing relationship and she handed them, my recent payslips.    God bless her and her sweet Ukrainian heart.  
    My recommendation though, front load your I-129F petiton with photos, intent to marry (as this is required), even a little background on how you met (we both wrote our 2 page accounts.  Or a page and a half at least.  Send that all to USCIS and let them sift through it.  We only sent maybe 10-15 photos of us.  Then, when it is interview time, backload everything again.  Updated photos, letters of intent, etc.  Just do it so it is there.  It might not even be looked at but do it.  And yes, everything that is recommended in the guide here for the interview or what people have recommended from their own lists, do it.  Then match it to the P3 you receive from your embassy (the list they provide) and take everything.
    If your country provides original divorce decrees instead of certificates like hers did because she had a son involved with the divorce, prepare for a possible RFE during the I-129F petition approval process (before NOA-2 which is the approval letter of the I-129F), unless the translation puts in bold lettering the statement that this is the final paperwork.  We were rfe'd and I kindly wrote a 1/4 page explanation and even took screenshots and drew circles matching the original and translation.  
    Best wishes to anyone who goes through the process   It sucks during it, but man it will be well worth the wait.  Unless of course your country is moving through spousal visas faster, then rock the spousal visa so your spouse can have the green card and not have to go through adjustment here  
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    Keithn85 got a reaction from thekevkev in October 2021 K-1 NOA2 to NVC to EMBASSY   
    She did it!!  Well they said she was approved!  I did not sleep last night until 2:30am central.  But the adrenaline and grace received to me will be the fuel to drive my day today.  The KEV case # did not read anything when she was in the interview (yes I was checking it like i would the WAC # on the app, except this was on the ceac site) last night, but I just checked and it says nonimmigrant AP .  And it was created today.  That means the visa should issue in the next couple days.  I will provide her review of the embassy process once we talk.  (It was a true Kyiv winter morning and her mom was there holding her stuff while her and son went into the embassy, so yeah I and they wanted them to be back home ASAP.) 
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