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  1. Hi, sorry I'm sure there are threads already asking this question but I was unable to find any pertaining to Morocco specifically. Is anyone with a spouse from Morocco able to tell me if they were able to submit all documents online during the NVC stage, even the I-864? Did you have to mail anything to NVC? I can't seem to find a clear answer on this. I'm still waiting for a case number so I can start paying the fees. Thank you.
  2. hey guys! just trying to gain a little advice. i think i made a big mistake. as most of you here, ive been trying to do this whole i-130 without a lawyer so its definitely a learning process. i am at the CEAC stage and have submitted all the documents except for my joint sponsors information. Where it states "photographs" for my spouse that i am sponsoring i was told it was passport images, so thats what i added. Since then i am reading a bunch of stuff like people added pictures of their marriage, texts, flights, etc. I added none of this and am realizing i probably should have... i just didnt read about it on the "NVC supporting documentation " page. maybe i overlooked it or maybe its not something you add unless requested?! help!!! the documents are already submitted and now i guess i have to wait. advice?
  3. hey there, me again! first off this is the most helpful website and im thankful for all you guys taking time to help. so i have just submitted all the files to the CEAC page, and it states that you must bring all files in hard copy to the interview.. but its a bit confusing as theres documentation that i had to submit for my father being the joint sponsor like his license and birth certificate that obviously i cant bring with me.. do you guys know what the protocol on this is?
  4. Hi, My husband and I got married in January and want to move in together. We live in LA and rent here is ridiculously high so we're thinking about renting a room or guest house since it's cheaper. If we do that, we won't have any bills under our name, no lease agreement, electric, internet... The only thing we can get is probably a letter from the landlord but nothing official. Do you guys recommend renting a room or should we try to get an apartment in a complex in order to get all the bills and lease agreement under both our names? Thank you.
  5. Hello everyone! So I made a post a few days ago and I probably went overboard with a wall of text that nobody probably wanted to read let alone respond to. My bad 😅 So I've decided to just ask a question at at time. We are getting ready to submit interview documents to the consulate/embassy and I wanted some feedback on the I-134, so here goes. Affidavit of Support / Evidence of Financial Support - (40 Pages Total) ??? Do I need to include a letter stating that my income is above 100% and 125% of the FPL ??? Form I-134 - Without checking either box "intend" or "do not intend" and with a response of "N/A (Filing for my fiancee for a K1 Visa Process for Permanent Residence)" response to Page 4 - Part 3 - Item Number 38 (8 Pages) Letter from my Bank - Stating the total amount deposited and the average balance over the past 12 months, the date the account was opened, and the current balance (1 Page) Bank Statements - I included the first page of each statement only and included the following statements: February 2016, December 2016, January 2017, December 2017, January 2018, December 2018, January 2019 (7 Pages) Letter from my Employer - On their stationary/letterhead stating my name, my title, the date of my employment, my current annual salary (and monthly salary), and that I am a permanent employee with them (1 Page) Pay Stubs - Last 3 months' pay stubs from my employer (8 Pages) W-2 Forms - From 2016 to 2018 (4 Pages) Tax Return Transcripts - For the 2016 and 2017 tax years (11 Pages) Does this seem about right? Or are there any comments? I think I have it covered but I'm getting nervous about this whole thing. Hope to hear back from you all 😊
  6. Hello Everyone!!! It's getting close to the time when we'll be submitting our interview packet to the embassy/consulate and I am getting a bit nervous. I was hoping some of the more seasoned users on here could provide any insight or comments on what we will be submitting. I will provide a little summary of all the items we will be submitting. If you could review them and let me know what you think, I would be very thankful and appreciative. The embassy is requesting that we mail in our documents. Here is what we are submitting and how the packet will flow (Total of about 100 to 120 pages; is this a typical number of pages?): Cover Letter (1 Page Total) Letters Reaffirming Intent to Marry - Signed and Dated by both me and her (1 Page Total) NOA1 & NO2 & First Page of K-1 Packet 3 Instructions (3 Pages Total) DS-160 Confirmation Page - With barcode (1 Page Total) MRV Fee - Copy of the Receipt (1 Page Total) Fiancee's Birth Certificate - A certified original and a photocopy of the original, translated by a certified translator (2 Pages Total) Packet 3 Instructions state to include an original & copy, is the original and a photocopy of the original we are sending in sufficient? Also, is it okay to send our only original by mail to the embassy prior to the interview and my fiancee will only bring a photocopy with her to the interview? Fiancee's Police Clearances - Certified originals of police clearances from all required countries, translated by a certified translator (6 Pages Total) Should we send in the originals by mail to the embassy and my fiancee will only bring a photocopy of the originals with her to the interview? Passport Style Photos - Including 2 passport style photos in a zip-lock stapled to a sheet of paper (1 Page Total) Medical Form - Still unsure what to send in for this because my fiancee still hasn't received her results or any paperwork back yet (? Pages Total) Affidavit of Support / Evidence of Financial Support - (40 Pages Total) ??? Do I need to include a letter stating that my income is above 100% and 125% of the FPL ??? Form I-134 - Without checking either box "intend" or "do not intend" and with a response of "N/A (Filing for my fiancee for a K1 Visa Process for Permanent Residence)" response to Page 4 - Part 3 - Item Number 38 (8 Pages) Letter from my Bank - Stating the total amount deposited and the average balance over the past 12 months, the date the account was opened, and the current balance (1 Page) Bank Statements - I included the first page of each statement only and included the following statements: February 2016, December 2016, January 2017, December 2017, January 2018, December 2018, January 2019 (7 Pages) Letter from my Employer - On their stationary/letterhead stating my name, my title, the date of my employment, my current annual salary (and monthly salary), and that I am a permanent employee with them (1 Page) Pay Stubs - Last 3 months' pay stubs from my employer (8 Pages) W-2 Forms - From 2016 to 2018 (4 Pages) Tax Return Transcripts - For the 2016 and 2017 tax years (11 Pages) Evidence of Relationship - (45 Pages Total) Text Messages - Starting from just after we filed the I-129F up until February 2019 for a total of 8 samples (31 Pages) Voice Call Logs - Starting from just after we filed the I-129F up until February 2019 for a total of 5 samples (7 Pages) Visit Pictures - I visited my fiancee once this November of 2018 since we filed the I-129F and I have included 2 pictures from that visit, one picture with me and my fiancee and the other with me, my fiancee, and my sister and I have included a brief description next to each picture(1 Page) Boarding Passes & Itinerary - To prove that I visited (6 Pages) My Passport Visa Page - Showing I landed in her City (2 Pages) Passport - Do we need to submit a photocopy of all her passport pages??? I apologize again if this post is overboard but I just don't want anything to go wrong and I'm hoping to have everything go as smoothly as possible. Thank you all in advance for your time and help. It is greatly appreciated. Kindest Regards
  7. Dears, So 7 months waiting after submitting for i129f, submitted in Dec 4. We received today the confirmation. My fiancee in USA received text message and I checked it online. I know that now the case will now move to the NVC before the embassy here in Lebanon. I been searching online for the exact documents and applications that I need to take to the interview but can't seem to find it. Also what does my fiancee have to send me other than the affidavit? Much thanks for any guidance
  8. Delays - Please be advised that it takes upwards of 3 months to secure a Brunei Police Clearance (outside Brunei). I would suggest that you take the following actions, early in the process: 1) As soon as you are approved by Immigration and begin the Visa Process, complete the DS-260 online. List Brunei or any other country in which the applicant lived for more than a year. Completing this form generates the required U.S. Embassy request letter that you must present as part of you Brunei Certificate of Good Conduct (Police Clearance), application packet. 2) We found that once the application is completed at a Brunei Embassy, it is sent to "protocol" in Brunei, then onwards to the Brunei Police, then back to "protocol." It took about a month for the police to receive and process the clearance, but almost two more months to go back through "protocol" and be forwarded to the Brunei Embassy. We hope that this information will assist you and help accelerate a long and frustrating part of the process! In my opinion, this was the hardest part of our IR-1 Visa process.
  9. Hi everyone, Just wondering if I need to notarize the photocopies of the documents needed. Things like our son's birth certificate, bank statements, tax return, etc.
  10. Hey guys, happy holidays! We are about to submit the AOS paperwork (adjust from K1 visa) and I just wanted to make sure we are not missing something as I know we should provide more than 1 copies for some forms. Can anyone check the below list and point out if anything is missing to their knowledge? Thank you a lot! · Payment as required by USCIS (check) · I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status Supporting documents: v Passport copy (front page) v Copy of K1 visa and entry stamp v Copy of i-94 v Copy of I-797 (NOA2) v 2 photographs 2x2 inch v Certified Marriage certificate v Translated copy of applicant’s birth certificate v I-485 additional information – address and work experience · I-864 Affidavit of Support Under Section 213A of the INA Supporting documents: v Sponsor’s federal income tax return v Sponsor’s birth certificate v W2 forms (2015, 2016, 2017) v Pay stubs from the most recent few months v Letter from employer · I-765 Application for Employment Authorization · I-131 Application for Travel Document Supporting documents: v Passport copy (front page) v Copy of K1 visa and entry stamp v Copy of i-94 v 2 photographs 2x2 inch · DS-2053 Medical examination for immigrant applicant Note: The medical examination was completed abroad on October 29th 2018. Form I-485 submitted within one year of the overseas medical examination. · G-1145 E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance
  11. Hi there, we received out NOA2 a few weeks ago and are looking into the required documents, is there an actual complete list of every document requirement? My boyfriend (The petitioner) is getting bent out of shape because some sites mention needing a W-2 for the affidavit of support and some don't mention the W-2 at all as part of the Affidavit (I-134) form and it's difficult just trying to find a list of every document needed that should be sent to me. Thanks in advance.
  12. hello everyone, may i ask anyone here (philippines) who has the same situation regarding submission of 221(g) letter re: f2b retention letter. my interview was on september 4, 2015 and all was well until my consul told me to submit a f2b retention letter, no other documents was needed since we ask are there anymore documents and she just told us that we go to step 5 that is the window 5 i guest for further instruction, then the person in that window told us what to do and same submit f2b retention letter. we submitted the letter on sept. 9, 2015 and until now we are still waiting. during the interview another person has the same situation the submission of f2b retention letter, but his consul told him to go upstair (EMBASSY) for additional instruction, well the instruction was to submission add: documents like: letter of approval, cenomar, cert of naturalization of the petitioner. he did submit but at a later date somewhere 3rd week of september. he was approved just this today (October 17). the thing is will we submit those documents that he was obliged to submit? the consul told us to submit f2b retention letter, thats it. I know that somehow it is a case to case basis. but to enlighten may we know from you who experience this kind of situation.
  13. Hello i have the following scenario: I received noa3 in the mail that said i need to send a photo copy of my passport. Do i need to send the consulate in Frankfurt, where my interview will take place, the birth certificate, police certificate and other thins on the checklist including the affidavit of support or do i bring them to the interview? I could not find this information on the website and got confused because on page 3 of the checklist you have to sign it and it says:" I have attached the original and one photocopy of all the documents listed which apply to my case. I fully realize that no advance assurance can be given regarding when or whether a visa will actually be issued to me, and I also understand that I should NOT resign from my place of employment, sell any property, or make any final travel arrangements until the visa has actually been issued and is in my possession." This got me a bit confused and i do not want to delay my process any further. Please can someone help me with this?
  14. Hi all, I’m gathering police certificates from 4 different countries I lived in. I have my Colombian one however I’d like to know if I need a Certificado de Movimientos Migratorios? i was in the states for 4 years however left after 3 months after I turned 18 Years old (meaning I don’t have a ban or anything). My lawyer can’t give me a straight answer assisting me instead she replied with this : “I recommend getting an FBI search from the U.S. for the criminal check. The government has not, in the past, requested a police clearance for those in the US for over 6 months, but policies are changing rapidly. In case they ask at the interview, I recommend getting a US check as well” i Have two questions : 1) For those of you who obtained a Colombian PC and lived in the states unlawfully would I need to get one as well even if I left 3 months after I turned 18 ? 2) What do you think regarding my Lawyers email? She keeps confusing me and not answering my questions ...Thank you!
  15. So we are preparing my wife's ROC packet now and using the two-hole punching on top method recommended by the USCIS. We do not want to get original documents (I-751, marriage certificate, official military memorandum, affidavits, etc) punched. I saw in one of old posts, it was mentioned that we can place the original documents "into a sheet protector and punched the sheet protector on top to avoid the originals getting punched": https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/604970-i-751-cover-letter-list-of-evidence-samples-and-reviews-megathread/?page=3 However, our questions is, if the sheet protector is in the same size as your document (e.g. letter size), it seems like there's no extra space to punch the top of sheet protector without affecting the document. I guess because they're in the same size, you may have to fold your document and then place it into the sheet protector in order to leave enough space on the top of sheet protector to get punched? Or we have to buy bigger size sheet protector? but then the USCIS says 'Do not submit oversized documentation unless it is necessary.' Any suggestions or different methods would be greatly appreciated! Thank you very much!
  16. I have seen two statements on various gov and non-gov websites. The health examination records will be in a sealed envelope that says ‘DO NOT OPEN’ on it. But the envelope does not say ANYTHING about not opening AND the Consular officials in Taipei (location of interview) opened the health examination packet. At the interview, you will be given a sealed packet to bring with you to the POE. But my wife was NOT given any sealed packet. Are these problems for us or are the instruction outdated?
  17. Hi hoping somebody can help me here. I have an interview scheduled on Tuesday. (10/16/2018), I'm just worried because I got a mail from NVC that I need to bring my husband's W2 form for 2017. I just printed it directly from the website. Is that okay? Also, he sent the orginal copy of the AOS and forgot to make a photocopy so i don't have a copy. Plot twist, he's got a new job so we needed to update it anyway. Now here's the catch, he couldn't send me the updated AOS with wet signature so what he did is he used PDF filler to sign it. Is that acceptable by any chance? Or will it cause a delay on approval? I printed all his pay stubs, military pension and IRS for 2017 to back it up too. Thank you very much.
  18. For those of you who have completed interviews in Sydney, how do you recommend organizing documents? I currently have everything I need (originals, copies, additional support) in a thin plastic accordion folder with labeled tabs. This was more for my own organizational purposes to keep track of everythign throughout the whole process rather than for organizing for the interview. Interview is next week and I'm wondering if this is a good way to take everythign in? I've read from other posts and consulate reviews that someone goes through your documents at security and puts what you need in a plastic folder. Once they do this, do they late you take supplementary documentation up with you? Will it be cumbersome for me to have things in the accordion folder? Would it be helpful for me to order everything in the accordion folder in line with the document cover sheet? Any last-minute advice is welcome!
  19. Hi I got an email for DNA appointment for son in Ghana and it says For beneficiaries (children) under age 18, a signed notarized letter or Power of Attorney from the petitioner in the US, giving the local guardian (even the mother) authority to sign documents on behalf of the individual providing the sample. I already email them the notarized letter for his guardian in Ghana but what kind of documents are they having her sign on his behalf? Does anyone have any experience as to what actually happens at the collection? Can we bring an interpreter as guardian does not speak english?
  20. Hi all, I have asked for a post like this to be stickied, but have not had a response from anyone. Please see below for relevant information regarding medical summaries: If you are registered on https://patient.emisaccess.co.uk/ (most GPS are doing this), you can view, and print your own summary. If you don't have access to the full summary (I only have access to vaccines and current medications), you can request your GP to print this off for you instead. This is not your medical history, and should be no longer than 10 pages. I heard a story of someone saying it can take a couple of weeks to come back, I personally didn't receive mine after calling (I waited 5 days), so I went to my surgery in the afternoon, and waited there until they printed it out for me. There's no reason for this to take that long at all. It's not a massive letter or anything, it's just a print out of significant history. I've attached an example of what it is that's being requested, however, what you'll receive from your doctor is an A4 print out, which should only be a page or 2. I'm 30 and have had a few doctors visits, my print out was 2 pages which included recent blood tests. I will post a comment of the e-mail I had from Knightsbridge confirming this also. Hope this helps! Lisa "Dear Lisa, Thank you for your email. As we are a third party medical group we do not have access to any patient or NHS records. A patient summary is a requirement for the US Embassy London and is needed to complete your paperwork. We appreciate this can be difficult to obtain. It is a patient summary we are looking for (care summary), and this should be no longer than 10 pages. This summary will outline any health issues you may have had previously and any on-going issues you may currently have, including any medication you are taking. Please note, we do not need your entire medical history. You will be able to print this yourself on Patient Access - once you register your NHS number. I hope this email is helpful, any further queries please get in direct contact. Please see the link below which may also be useful. https://uk.usembassy.gov/visas/family-immigration/medical-examination/"
  21. Hi, I have my interview after 4 weeks, any one who already gone though this process. Please let us know for complete procedure. 1- Complete required doc to be carried out (I-129, Ds-160, i-134 etc ) any proper way to file ? 2- interview Questions 3- any thing special ? Your support will be highly appreciated
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    I’m a USA citizen living in Ecuador. We are travelling to USA and would like a friend from Ecuador to travel with us. He had his interview. Interviewer said everything looked great and answered questions well. But was denied because did not send his invitation letter and proof of enrollment in school beforehand. Interviewer said to reschedule and send these documents ahead of interview. We have looked everywhere. We can not figure out where to send these documents. Or how.. Sent email to US embassy in Ecuador and got a cookie cutter response. Any one know where to send? It’s purley a tourist visa. Not immigration visa. Thanks.
  23. Hello everyone, I'll try to make this as concise as possible while giving some background. I did the paperwork for my aunt to petition her daughter along with her three biological children and stepson back in 2013 (F2B case). My aunt became a citizen last year and depending on how fast either category moves, we may have my cousin opt out of the F1 category. Now upon checking the visa bulletin I see that both categories are due to be current within the next 2 years and I'd like to get a head start on what kind of paperwork we might need to prove the continuing step relationship between my cousin and her stepson. According to the BIA ruling 'Matter of Mowrer,' the dissolution of a marriage between the stepparent and natural parent doesn't preclude the stepchild from obtaining a visa as a stepchild as long as the step relationship continues to exist as a matter of fact. This ruling applies equally to derivative beneficiaries so long as they otherwise meet the definition of a stepchild under immigration law. Now I studied some law in college, and I will always remember those immortal words, 'matter of fact' vs 'matter of law' lol. The specific wording in this case is 'matter of fact', which means that they just have to prove that the step relationship continues to exist between them despite her divorce to his father. That part is clear, however I can't seem to find any reference on this site to people with similar cases and even Google has proven difficult. We're not going to pay hundreds of dollars to a lousy attorney for information we can get on sites like these for free. It really isn't a complicated case and I don't think it should be complicated to prove because my cousin married his father when he was 3 years old and she practically raised him to the point where he lived with her even after the divorce, not even with his biological mother. That being said, I know that this government absolutely loves paperwork and they would want to see documentation instead. That's why I'd like to know if anyone here has a similar case and if so what kind of documents will the consul want to see? Pictures of them, letters, documents showing the stepson lived with her after the divorce, affidavits, etc? Again, I don't expect that the consul should make a big fuss considering that she raised him and a relationship like that doesn't just end even after a divorce. There are plenty of step relationships that continue to exist after a divorce, which is why the BIA issued this ruling back in the day. I just want to make sure that we can gather as much evidence as possible that would convince the consul, and start gathering that now so we're not scrambling later on. Thank you guys so much in advance for anything you can contribute.😀
  24. Hey everyone! I have my interview at the US embassy in Sydney coming up! I know this sounds like I'm clueless but I'd really love some pointers about what documents to bring (I already know this, but I'd love to hear about peoples' experiences), how to prepare/display your documents and any additional info that helped anyone. Thank you so much. I really appreciated this!
  25. My flight from Cebu to Houston will be this Aug. 15 with my fiance visa on hand. I have a stopover in Taiwan also. My question is, upon departure from Cebu, will the immigration officers ask for letter of invitation from my fiance? Will the same letter of invite required when I enter Taiwan and US? Or is that just needed for tourist visa holders? Please enlighten me. Thank you all!