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    Atlanta
  • State
    Georgia
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    https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ft5XUalItuY?start=104&end=133

Immigration Info

  • Immigration Status
    K-1 Visa
  • Place benefits filed at
    Lewisville TX Lockbox
  • Country
    Taiwan
  • Our Story
    2022-04-30: Visa received by Delivery Service. UStravelDocs notified by email of the Delivery tracking number.

    2022-04-29: Passport package sent by Delivery Service. CEACStatTracker "Issued".

    2022-04-25: Interview approved. CEACStatTracker "Administrative Processing".

    2022-04-25: Interview. CEACStatTracker "Application Received".

    2022-04-22: Medical exam completed.

    2022-04-01: Medical exam started.

    2022-03-29: Packet 4 received by email. Interview appointment confirmation. UStravelDocs Completed.

    2022-03-27: DS-160 submitted. UStravelDocs started. Visa fee paid.

    2022-03-21: Packet 3 received by email.
    https://www.visajourney.com/consulates/index.php?ctry=Taiwan&cty=Taipei

    2022-03-17: Consulate received case. CEACStatTracker "Ready".

    2022-03-15: NVC case left to consulate. CEACStatTracker "In Transit".

    2022-03-08: NVC case number and Invoice number assigned. CEACStatTracker "At NVC".

    2022-03-02: NVC received case from USCIS

    2022-02-28: I-797 NOA2 Letter received in mail

    2022-02-18: NOA2 approved notification on Case Tracker and USCIS Case Status (350 days from NOA1 Received Date). Notice Date is 2022-02-17.

    2022-01-03: Received inquiry "Outside Normal Processing Time" response that "should receive a notice of action within 45 business days".

    2021-12-19: Submitted inquiry "Outside Normal Processing Time".

    2021-04-22: I-797C NOA1 Letter Received from California Service Center 
    (Received Date: 2021-03-05, Notice Date: 2021-03-31)

    2021-04-01: I-129F Check Cashed USCIS Dallas

    2021-03-05: I-129F received/signed lockbox Lewisville, Texas

    2021-03-03: I-129F sent via FedEx

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  1. From my experience, the "latest update" date on CEAC tracker "Ready" changed a few times for us. I think once was when my fiancée went for the medical exam. I believe the doctor updated their information to the system, and somehow the medical information system is integrated with the CEAC tracker and updates the "latest update" date. Another time could be the consulate updating information on your case. Honestly, I don't know exactly why the "latest update" date changes. But the fact that it gets updated shows progress on your case and that's a good thing.
  2. You can use Visajourney's stat pages to get estimates of your wait times at various stages of the K1 process. If you follow the example for how I estimated my wait times, you can probably get an estimate of your wait times? https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/758635-march-2021-k1-i-129f-filers/page/156/?tab=comments#comment-10665858 Good luck!
  3. In most states, your marriage certificate can be your official name change. In California, you can take your marriage certificate to the Social Security Office or DMV to change name. https://www.courts.ca.gov/1051.htm?rdeLocaleAttr=en So use the marriage certificate as proof of your new name on the AOS forms. Keep in mind that as a new K1 arrival, you don't have many names of record yet with SSN being your first one, so it is easier to change names. But if you wait till later to change names, then you will have more names of record established like SSN, bank, driver's license, deeds, leases, health insurance, etc. and not to mention the AOS forms, etc., which will need name changes.
  4. Here are the instructions associated with the old I-134F (Edition Date 02/13/19). i-134instr.pdf
  5. Where do you fill out the I-129F form online? Can you provide the link? The current I-129F form (Edition Date 03/21/2022) can be pdf downloaded and printed. Any items that can not pdf fill can then handwrite in "N/A" or none. https://www.uscis.gov/i-129f
  6. Yes. But remember DS-160 is technically filled out by the visa applicant (beneficiary). So the petitioner can certainly help fill out, but remember to fill out the form from the perspective of the beneficiary. See how I did it here: https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/778486-february-2022-k1-noa2-to-nvc-to-embassy/page/15/?tab=comments#comment-10646853 Also keep in mind that each embassy/consulate DS-160 or UStravelDocs forms may be a little different as each may have their own process. https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/778486-february-2022-k1-noa2-to-nvc-to-embassy/page/17/?tab=comments#comment-10648763 I highly recommend that the petitioner and the beneficiary work together to keep the DS-160 and UStravelDocs forms consistent with the I-129F and use something like Google Meet or Zoom for screen sharing so that both can see what is going on while working together. Good luck!!!
  7. Yes. But remember DS-160 is technically filled out by the visa applicant (beneficiary). So the petitioner can certainly help fill out, but remember to fill out the form from the perspective of the beneficiary. See how I did it here: https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/778486-february-2022-k1-noa2-to-nvc-to-embassy/page/15/?tab=comments#comment-10646853 Also keep in mind that each embassy/consulate DS-160 or UStravelDocs forms may be a little different as each may have their own process. https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/778486-february-2022-k1-noa2-to-nvc-to-embassy/page/17/?tab=comments#comment-10648763 I highly recommend that the petitioner and the beneficiary work together to keep the DS-160 and UStravelDocs forms consistent with the I-129F and use something like Google Meet or Zoom for screen sharing so that both can see what is going on while working together. Good luck!!!
  8. I-134 was recently updated (Edition Date: 4/25/2022). Best to use the latest version. I posted a few comments about how I would fill out the new I-134 at https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/783115-k1-i-134-beneficiary-income/?tab=comments#comment-10668287 and https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/758635-march-2021-k1-i-129f-filers/page/158/?tab=comments#comment-10668577 and https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/783492-new-i-134-questions/?tab=comments#comment-10672295 Good luck!
  9. Under "Original Social Security Card", it says "...you must provide at least two documents to prove age, identity, and US citizenship or current lawful, work-authorized immigration status". Since newly entered K1 visa holders don't have "work-authorized immigration status" documents yet, birth certificate seems to be the most popular 2nd document to apply for SSN?
  10. Besides passport, what other ID did she use?
  11. Hello K1 visa holders, After the beneficiary first 2 weeks of arriving to the US, and when first applying for the Social Security Number, SS-5, Question 5, asks for Citizenship, do you check "Legal Alien NOT Allowed To Work" or "Other"? Then the instructions state "you must provide a document from US Federal, State, or local government agency that explains why you need a Social Security number". How have other recent K1 visa holders filled out Question 5, and what documents do you provide? Thanks in advance for any response. Addendum: I don't know if this thread info is outdated? https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/234511-social-security-form-citizenship-question-k1-visa/
  12. Hello K1 visa holders, Since my fiancee will be coming in new to the US, what 2 forms of ID do most K1 visa holders use to apply for the Social Security Number? One ID is obviously the passport, but the other ID is birth certificate? Can foreign IDs be accepted by SSA? Thanks in advance for any response.
  13. Remember that the I-134 is for the consulate/embassy to determine if you or your fiancée are at risk to be on government assistance or public charge. It may be included in the brown envelope that your fiancée takes to the Port-Of-Entry. USCIS probably sees it during the AOS process at which time your financial situation may have changed and the I-134 is then superseded by the I-864. I will certainly be filling out the I-864 to show continuity and consistency with the I-134 in case USCIS compares the two. Since each consulate/embassy may interpret things differently, I would rather volunteer the form to show financial support than not and risk further delays regardless of what the law says. So what I would do for: 1. Part3, Item Number 24, I would put down "intend", and put in the limited space "living expenses". 2. Since the joint sponsor is also accountable for the fiancée in the US, the joint sponsor putting down "intend" only helps the case. 3. I would think scholarship is part of your income and that you can include the scholarship info like you would an employment verification letter? I would explain that in Part8 Additional Information that in lieu of current employment status, you have the scholarship, and I would compare the scholarship amount to the HHS Poverty Guidelines. 4. You can list any potential future employment in Part8. If the clerkship developed by the interview, you can send a copy of the employment verification as support for that Part8. I've also posted more at https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/783115-k1-i-134-beneficiary-income/?tab=comments#comment-10668287 and https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/758635-march-2021-k1-i-129f-filers/page/158/?tab=comments#comment-10668577 Good luck!
  14. Hello K1 Philippines, My fiancee is a Philippines citizen and she has the K1 visa already. She is having a hard time getting her CFO so she can exit the Philippines. Her CFO interviewer (tele-counseling) asks her things like "are you really sure you want to marry your US fiance?". Even though she answers "Yes". The interviewer will ask again later "are you really, really sure you want to marry your US fiance?". And of course, she says "Yes". But then the interviewer told her to try later and would not proceed with her CFO process. Have any K1 Philippines been denied CFO before and not permitted to come to the US? I don't understand what purpose does the CFO serve to deny K1s from coming to the US? Thanks in advance for any feedback.
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