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  1. Hi all..I am a US citizen who will be going to morocco soon possibly get married...I just need to know what documents i need to take with me there so that I dont miss anytime and waste all my time..I met a girl who i have been speaking with online , religious, i have video /text with her and family...they seems legit and not looking for a way out of morocco..just in case when i go meet and i decide to marry i just need to know what documents i should have with me... About me: Divorced, US citizen.. someone also said i need my original birth certificate is that really needed??
  2. I made multiple copies of my petition i was under the impression I should send my fiancé basically a copy of everything I sent. I was reading some guide lines that they don’t recommend sending anything by mail but I think it would look good for her interview when the time comes? It would be going to Manila from the United States . My original copy will still in the US correct? Sorry for all the questions thanks stay safe
  3. My sister was denied a B2 Visitor visa to attend my wedding at the US Embassy in Rwanda. I am getting married end of April this year, and I have been living in the US for 12+ years. I am a US Permanent Resident, I am well US educated, have a good job, and enough savings to be able to support my whole family if they come visit. My sister is a medical Doctor with 15+ years experience and is the head of a Hospital department, she is married, and has 2 children. She owns her own house and has enough money in her bank account to support herself as well. I invited her for my wedding and I was planning to have her as my maid of honor. She applied for a visa, just for herself, because she wanted her husband to stay home with the kids. She had her employment letter and she had copies of my Green card with her, she even had both our birth certificates to prove that we are sisters. I gave her a letter of invitation, my bank statements, she even took her own bank statements, and the title and pictures of her house and family - In summary, she had all kinds of supporting documents that proves that she will be well taken care of, and that she definitely is planning on going back to her country and her family after my wedding. During her interview, they did not even look at any of the documents she brought. They only asked her three questions: - Who do you want to go visit? Sister answer: My sister - When was she born? Sister answer: my birthday - What is your relationship? Sister answer: We are sisters - Sorry, today you have been denied the B2 Visitor Visa. Here is a letter slip with reasons why you were denied. That was it! They did not look at any paperwork she brought and did not even ask her any other relevant question - not even the reason why she is applying. That letter slip was just a generic letter that says that not enough documentation was provided. But how can they say she failed to provide enough documentation when they did not even look at any document she brought with her? She is my only sister, and I really wanted her at my wedding as my maid of honor, I don't have any other family member who would be attending my wedding. We would like her to apply a second time, but we want to ensure that this time around she has a better chance of getting her visa accepted. - I am thinking about personally writing a letter to the US Embassy in my country and explain her case - Another option (costly) would be for me to fly to my country, and accompany her to her Visa interview and show my original documents (ID and Green Card) and try to explain to the visa officer in person why it would be important for me to have her on wedding day Do you think any of the two options above would help? What else do you think we could do? I am at a loss here, and any help on this matter would be very appreciated.
  4. On my USCIS account I notice that under the documents tab majotity of the documents I sent with the application are not showing up. I only have a part 3.tiff file. Anyone else have this issue? Is it something to worry about?
  5. Hey guys I have a small question that’s bothering me. I’m a US Citizen but currently living abroad and I have petitioned for my spouse with the USCIS. And I’m going back to US this week to re-establish my domicile after living a lot of years in Sri Lanka. So as y’all know when you move somewhere you’re required to inform to the USCIS about that. But I do not want them to mail me the letters where I’m planning to stay at. Instead I want them to mail me the letters and everything to someplace else. So my question is when I move back to US and when I inform them if they’ll confuse and mail me the letters where I’m planning to stay at. Just give me your thoughts on what should I do. Thanks guys!!!!
  6. I am new here and I hope this is the right place where I can ask this question. For K1 visa interview, do I need to translate documents that are not in English? (Police clearance, birth certificate, divorce certificate). I will attempt the interview in Naples, Italy and my documents like the one I mention are in Italian. Also for the medical exam, the vaccines list that I have, it’s in romanian, because I’m a Romanian citizen ( but resident in Italy )... do I have to translate it in Italian? Thank you for the answers.
  7. Ok newbie here. I asked in another forum about chat logs and whether I needed them for the 129. I understand that Morocco is considered high fraud. So we might have difficulty because I’m older than him. I am still gathering the documents to file the 129. I’m hoping to be done by the end of the month. I want to make sure I’m thorough so we are not denied or delayed any longer than we have to be. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  8. Hi! I was just notified that my application for adjustment of status was approved last week and they have scheduled an interview on February 6, 2020. I am so nervous right now and I am not expecting it to be this quick since we just filed the application last July 2019. I'm asking for some tips to keep in mind for the interview. I know we just need to provide proof of our marriage to be bonafide plus bringing some documents. But what are the experiences of other people here? Another big concern I have right now is the I-797 approval notice of my EAD. When I opened the letter envelope with an envelope opener, I accidentally cut the document inside. I was so shocked, the I-797 approval notice is cut in half now. I researched online how to get a replacement for this and it turns out that I need to file a form I-824 and it costs $465 and it takes about 5 months to 13 months based on the USCIS processing times. My interview is next month so I don't think filing that will help me in time. I can bring the I-797 for the EAD approval with me but the document is cut in half but can I present my EAD card instead when it arrives? Advice from you guys will be really appreciated. Thank you!
  9. I like to add a joint sponsor but doesnt allow me to upload the documents. Do I need to submit any documents to let them allow it ? But I saw they suggest you to submit all the documents at the same time . Otherwise they will delay your process. I need help with this . Anyone face this problem? I am the petitioner do I need to proof of us citizenship AOS ?
  10. My wife and I are traveling across the US for Christmas. It will be her first time flying domestically within the US, and her first time flying since her K1 visa's original 90 days expired. Are there any documents we need to make sure she brings (in addition to her passport), just in case someone somewhere wants to "see her status"? It's a little weird, because her visa has an expiration date on it, and it's past that expiration date now, and nothing in her passport says she's legally allowed to be here, but I assume that's where maybe the NOA1 of her AOS application comes in handy?
  11. Hey all, I paid my DS-260 and I see that there are some optional documents. Are optional documents really "optional"? or are they mandatory? This is for Hong Kong, so I'm not actually sure if I need the Certificate of Registered Particulars. The list of documents for Hong Kong can be found on this page: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Visa-Reciprocity-and-Civil-Documents-by-Country/HongKong.html please let me know! thank you.
  12. What type of proof do I need to establish a relationship with my husband? I have our marriage certificate, lease and a joint bank account. I worry because they're all from 2019. Our relationship began in April 2017 and he moved in with me late that year, but we didn't add him to the lease. There were a couple untility bills in his name, but I cannot find the damn lease for that property! I moved away for university in September 2018 and he stayed at the house. Eventually he moved near me in 2019 and we now have our own flat. Given our lack of documents, what else can we use? Thank you for any advice 🙂
  13. Hello, my fiance has his interview on Wednesday and we just now realized it asks for the original and a photocopy of each document. Is it okay if we dont have copies or is it mandatory? If it is, is the photocopy required for every document or just certain ones?
  14. We have been logging in and checking on CEAC and we have noticed that the systems are down since around 5 days ago. However, we got a message from NVC thru email today and we need to upload documents but upon clicking on "invalid doc" it shows the systems issue message in the image below. Is this happening to everyone? Oh what timing! 😫
  15. Hello, my fiancée is Venezuelan and is under the impression that in order to have his documents fully validated (birth certificate, police report, etc) he needs to get an apostilla, which is some kind of extra step to make official and formal these documents. This is different and a part from the notarization process. Does anyone know if this this is required for the K1 interview documents? We have our interview in a couple weeks in Bogotá and he’s stressing about this apostilla stuff, but I haven’t heard anything about it whatsoever from my research in the K1 process, nor is it mentioned in the packet or any government website. Thanks,
  16. My peruvian birth certificate has an accent mark in my last name but my passport and visa stamp don’t, and this is because my another country ID was print everything in capital letters which means no accent marks. In order to get the passport and visa i had to use that ID and no my birth certificate. So I wonder if this would be an issue when I apply for the AOS. Thanks so much in advanced! 😭
  17. Hi guys! So we have submitted our docs in CEAC and so far, we're waiting for response. Now we just read how the orientation and type of document (pdf or jpeg) would affect the approval of the documents. I reviewed what we've sent and we have sent most in the upright position (easily read) except for my husband's(petitioner) and my joint sponsor's certificate of natiralization were rotated clockwise! Also, some of my scanned documents are in jpg! Should I be expecting them to be rejected?
  18. Hello My fiance has an interview for his K1 visa at the London Embassy in about 3 weeks. We are confused by a few things because all the sites say different things, so I've got a few questions. 1. Do I need to bring the ORIGINAL I-797 NOA? We never got that in the UK, and it is currently at my moms house in Florida. I have a photocopy of it, and can get the original but I don't know if I actually need it. 2. I've seen people/sites say you need the ORIGINAL I-134. How am I supposed to get the original if it was sent off to the embassy in the packet? I have a copy of it (A copy of the whole I-129 petition), but I don't understand how I'm supposed to produce the original for this. 3. For my I-134 I'm using an annuity fund, which the majority of isn't taxable. So I can provide photocopies of my annuity fund agreements and monthly/yearly payouts that are stated on there, and again does this paperwork for the fund need to be ORIGINALS? Or can it be a photocopy. And would I need/should we print out my bank statements showing these deposits being made into my account monthly? 4. Does my fiance need to take MY (us petitioner) ORIGINAL birth certificate, naturalization/passport/etc. to his interview? Or will a copy of my certificate/passport suffice? Or does he not need anything of mine? The sites are all so conflicting. 5. Do I need the Original I-129 approval notice? Again, this is in Florida and we are currently in the UK waiting for his interview, so I can get all this sent over but I'd rather not have to send originals with sensitive information over but if I must I will. 6. Can anyone who has had a RECENT interview at the UK Embassy in London for a K1 visa tell me what documents they brought with them? I get the general sense of my fiance's passport, ACRO report, DS-160 confirmation, etc...but what about all the rest that I've read about people bringing? One site says one thing, his confirmation email with instructions says another thing, the london embassy site says another thing, it's so confusing. 7. I read on this forum that I (USC petitioner) can attend the interview if he requests that I come, but when we called the UK embassy in London they said I would not be allowed in. So which is the real answer lol. 8. Lastly, regarding my I-134...does anyone think it will be an issue with the fact that it's an annuity fund? I make well above 100% poverty line on it, even well above the 125% and I've got the paperwork/proof of it. It's just the majority of it isn't taxable income. Thanks in advance
  19. Do I need to send the requested documents listed in the instruction letter (packet 3) to the U.S. Embassy or can I just bring them all to the interview? Some people seem to have just brought it to the interview and didn't send anything to the embassy. From my understanding, it's just to speed up the process a bit, and is not an actual requirement. This is in Tokyo btw. Thank you.
  20. We're waiting for our interview date and we're organizing the documents, the original ones. We're just wondering if they take the original ITR or will they give it back? Also, how do we organize our couple pictures? Like in an album of some sort? Thank you in advance!
  21. The original of my customary divoice document got missing after submission to NVC, what do I do? Should I obtain a fresh one before my interview date? Will the embassy accept a fresh one?
  22. Unfortunately our Embassy, Amman Jordan, is NOTORIOUS for not mailing/emailing packet 3. Its up to us to figure out instructions on our own. Some may get lucky and get someone from the Embassy on the phone to detail it but that hasnt happened for awhile. Very unfortunate. So Im depending on you guys to help some of us here. Perhaps Jordanian members here too? My biggest concern is the required ORIGINAL documents we must provide. I did find an outdated list on the Embassy website. Let me know what I am missing here: - Original I-134 signed in black ink from petitioner plus a copy and a signed I-134 copy from Co-Sponsor - with extra copy of each - Original Employment letter from both petitioner and co-sponsor - Original paystubs plus copies for petitioner and co-sponsor (co-sponsor will also include copy of business license since self employed) - Original certified signed 2018 tax returns or transcripts for petitioner and signed copy from co-sponsor - Original Certified Copy of Birth Certificates plus 1 copy of each for both Petitioner and Beneficiary - Original Certificate of Non-Conviction plus 1 copy for Beneficiary - Original Civil Certificate Letter plus copy for Beneficiary - Original Divorce Decree plus 1 copy - Sealed Medical Examination Envelope - 2-4 passport photos Also - Valid passport and copy of Passport for Beneficiary - Copy of I-129F - Copy of NOA2 letter - DS-160 confirmation - Photos of us - Chat/Video/Call logs Then...what from the above must be dropped off prior to our interview? Our Embassy indicates no less than 1 week, no more than 2 weeks prior to interview , documents must be dropped off at Embassy between hours of 11-12pm on working days. They do not indicate exactly where, what needs to be attached to it, NOTHING. If anyone knows, I would appreciate it. Then last but not least, IN WHAT ORDER DO THESE DOCUMENTS HAVE TO BE IN on day of interview? Again, no one has received instructions or packet 3. Even those way ahead of me as far as I know. Thank you! @A.Na. @leng22 @nkayx @C&M.2018 @Shrouq615
  23. Hi everyone, My fiancee and I applied for a K-1 visa long ago, I had my medical exam already and my interview in Ankara is on Tuesday 11th. When looking for what documents are required, we always saw that we need to submit the I-134 affidavit of support only, that's also what our lawyer said. I received an email from the embassy, however, which I noticed too late because it landed in junk mails, that says that we also need the I-864. In the mail there is the I-864 and I-134 in the "All applicants" section but the I-864 is not in the "details for each applicant" section. This is a bit confusing and it's the first time that I read I need that form for a K-1 visa. Do you think we should get it done quickly with high shipment costs or do I misunderstand something? I appreciate your help. Extract of email is below with only the important details: Documents to bring with you (all applicants) * I-134, Affidavit of Support (Original), If you are a Diversity or Fiancée Visa applicant and you have a sponsor, then you should use I-134 Affidavit of Support form. * I-864, Affidavit of Support (Photocopy). Details for each applicant Applicant 1: R. A. Status: Interview Scheduled; Interview Appointment: 11 July 2017, 08:30 Documents and/or Actions Required: * I-134, Affidavit of Support (Photocopy).
  24. 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?
  25. 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.
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