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Ako & Rich

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    K-1 Visa
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    California Service Center
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    Japan

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  1. https://vn.usembassy.gov/visas/fiancefaq/ It's not the embassy Tokyo but Vietnam. They answered about DS-260 and DS-160. Please click the question 4 "I understand that most immigrant visa..."
  2. I couldn’t edit my comment, so I add it here; I think the instruction (screenshot mentioning DS-260) is for immigrant visas, but K1 isn't technically an immigrant visa. (this is why the instruction says "immigrant/fiancée") So the instruction should have explained DS-160 for a K1 visa...
  3. https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/family-immigration/nonimmigrant-visa-for-a-fiance-k-1.html I don’t think we need to submit DS-260 (which is for immigrant visas). https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/all-visa-categories.html K1 is categorised as an immigrant visa on this page, but Important Notes (scroll down the page and see *) explains K1. https://www.ustraveldocs.com/jp/jp-niv-visatypeinfo.asp#niv And K1 is categorised as a non-immigrant visa on the U.S. embassy website. So probably it will be a mistake by the embassy.
  4. https://www.ustraveldocs.com/jp/jp-niv-typek.asp According to this website (see Step 4), I think we need to submit "DS-160", not DS-260. Also, https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/forms/ds-160-online-nonimmigrant-visa-application.html
  5. Interesting. I wonder: Under what circumstances are June filers being "neglected"? I wonder if there is a criteria that we are unaware of. I agree, it seems like they are still lying pretty badly with their 80% within 13.5 months mumbo jumbo.
  6. Welp, there it is...we just got approved!!! 423 days. NOA1 7/19/21, NOA2 9/15/22. Wishing everyone else the best of luck! And we are happy to answer questions if anyone has them.
  7. I just did a small, informal study of time between NOA1 and NOA2 for a handful of July '21 filers who recently received their NOA2 and these are the times I found (in days): 424 426 426 426 426 427 432 432 Ako and I are currently at 423 days. I'm gonna place a casual bet on Monday for our approval... It seems like they are doing everything they possibly can to get people approved by the 14-month mark. They are not changing the wait estimate on the USCIS website from 13.5 months. (Obviously, they are still lying and it's more like 14 months.) They must have reached a tipping point where they feel they absolutely cannot let the estimate get any bigger. So my guess is they are desperately trying to get the estimate to slow down, stop, and turn it around so they can finally start working to meet the projected September '23 goal of 6 months.
  8. I think these spreadsheets are updated regularly. It’s not like a few times a week but at least a few times a month.
  9. This will be helpful. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/15hiSOTm85W1CG6c0jzQ8B7lXLo1JEwsWKr3zIszC2Zg/edit#gid=1587037210
  10. CMIIW but, as of today, anything above 109500 is probably some sort of special circumstances, I'm guessing. My guess is they actually are going in order. Looks like every time we see a receipt number higher up in the 11XXXX's, it's a "one-off", which makes me think it's a special case.
  11. NOA1 date is 7/19/21 and currently hoping for NOA2 around 9/15/22!

  12. This link is for you! https://www.miami.us.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_ja/11_000001_00472.html
  13. Hi! I’m Ako! Can you check these PDF files? https://www.moj.go.jp/isa/content/001361129.pdf Please read page 3, Note 5. You're officially engaged to a Japanese citizen, so you can visit your fiancé!! Rich applied for a visitor visa to Japanese consulate in NYC on July 2022 and got the visa. It'll take one week or so to get a visitor visa. We submitted a copy of Notice of action (Form I-797C) as an evidence of our engagement to Japanese consulate/embassy. Good luck!!!
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