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  1. Hello all! I'm curious, will a faxed or scanned copy of an "Intent to Marry Letter" - showing the signature of the individual - suffice when mailed in with a packet for a K1 visa? Thanks for all the help! Sincerely SpencerP
  2. I'm doing some research for my boss and she asks: "I did a fiancée visa for another Brazilian in 2016 he came into the country in January 2017 and left in April we did not get married I never filled out any paperwork or told anybody anything about what happened he just left before the visa expired and that was it I need to know if that’s going to have any bearing on applying for a fiancée visa for [my new partner]." Are there repercussions on a new K-1 process if you've already had a partner enter on a K-1 and did not go through with the marriage process?
  3. i have been searching and looking everywhere on steps to concerning the I-129F petition, i found so much info that I'm overwhelmed now, i need the steps and all the documents needed for the filling of the package by order, thank you very much.
  4. Hi all I am a K1 Visa recipient and my husband and I are filing our AOS soon. I have a question regarding the required tax documentation on the I-864, Affidavit of Support. I understand that if we file AOS before the end of 2019 our most recent tax year would have been 2018, and we've got that. But if we file in January 2020, would our most recent tax year be 2019 already, thus requiring the proper documentation for 2019 instead? I ask because the company my husband works for doesn't send out W2s until February, but we REALLY don't want to wait any longer to file our AOS because my I-94 had been expired since October 22nd. We've planned to file this December 16th but something came up, and we might have to reroute the budget for that one onto something else.... sigh (I know, I know, we're filing late, but life happens and so here we are...) 😅 So I'm thinking: 1) Perhaps USCIS would allow the submission of 2018 records due to the fact that tax season for 2019 won't be over until April 2020 anyways? 2) Perhaps we could include an explanation on our cover letter as to why we're submitting 2018 records despite 2019 ending? So yeah, I would appreciate any input from anyone who can help. Thank you all
  5. Hi everyone! I need some help with a few items on the I-864, if anyone could kindly assist: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Page 4 Part 5., 1.-3. (Sponsor's Household Size) Persons you are sponsoring in this affidavit: 1. Provide the number you entered in Part 3., Item Number 29. - 1 Persons NOT sponsored in this affidavit: 2. Yourself -1 (auto-populated) 3. If you are currently married, enter "1" for your spouse. > My husband is my sponsor, and we are married, but if we put "1" then it makes our total Household Size: 3, when it's just the two of us. We are aware we shouldn't count any member more than once. Should this be "0", then? Even if we are married? ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Page 5 Part 6., 24.a.-24.c. My total income (adjusted gross income on Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form 1040EZ) as reported on my Federal income tax returns for the most recent three years was: > We are able to gather only the most recent year, 2018. Will leaving the other years blank cause any RFEs and/or denial? ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I would appreciate any input. Thanks!
  6. Hello everyone! I am currently filling out my I-485 and I just needed clarification on a few items, if anyone can help: Note: I posted the same topic recently but put the wrong title in and forgot to add tags, plus I needed to edit the content. Apologies for the redundancy. If the site admins could delete my previous post, kindly do so. Here is the link of said post: Here are my I-485 queries: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Page 3 Part 1., 25.a.-25.c. - Provide your name exactly as it appears on your Form I-94 (if any) > I obtained my I-94 from the website and it only shows my first and last name. Does this mean I leave the Middle Name item blank, write N/A, or still write my middle name even if it doesn't show on the I-94? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Page 4 Part 2., 3.-4. > Is the Receipt Number the one formatted as such: WAC1990123456? > My NOA2 shows the Priority Date as blank. Should I put N/A? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Page 8 Part 6., 1. - "The term 'children' includes all biological or legally adopted children, as well as current stepchildren..." > My husband has a daughter from his previous marriage, but I have not legally adopted her and she's not his dependent. Is she included in the "stepchildren" clause? (I'm uncertain about the legality of the terms is all) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Page 13 Part 8., 63.b. - If your answer to Item Number 63.a. is "Yes," do you believe you had reasonable cause? > I answered "No" on 63.a. so this item should be N/A to me, but there are only Yes and No boxes. Should I check "No" anyway, write N/A, or leave it blank? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Any help is appreciated. 😊
  7. Just me sharing my embassy interview experience and some tips. Disclaimer: Do not use this anecdote as a strict reference to determine your visa application process/needs. Please refer to the official sources and authorities. My timeline (2019): K1 Fiance(e) Visa Sent I-129F - Jan. 24 NOA1 - Jan. 30 (6 days) NOA2 - Apr. 18 (78 days) Case# - May 9 (21 days) Ready - Jun. 3 (25 days) Eligibility Letter - Jun. 6 (dated), in the mail Jun. 14 Interview - Jul. 9 (visa approved) My interview was scheduled for 7:45am. I arrived at the US Embassy Manila before 7:30am at the entrance near the footbridge on Roxas Blvd. (if you look across the street there's Ermita Center building, BPI and AUB). At that point they were already letting in applicants scheduled for 8:30am, but don't take this as a solid reason to come waaay earlier than your appointment because I had to fall in line behind about 60 people once I was inside anyway. NOTE: If you have companions, you may ask them to wait outside where there are monobloc chairs, but be prepared to pay Php30 per seat (unlimited hours). If your fiance(e) is accompanying you, they can come with you inside but some time in the middle of the process they would have to sit apart from the applicants. Also, remember the no-electronics rule applies to them, too. They may surrender phones or whatnot at the security guard post. Before you go in somebody may also try to sell you a pen, telling you how it's necessary for whatever process you need inside. I would suggest you just bring your own pen to begin with. Most visa applicants don't need it (I didn't) but there are some cases when they do (I guess depending on your business there). I've had to lend my pen to some frantic people when I was there as the consul asked them to sign papers. At the first point of security, they asked for my DS-160 confirmation page, appointment page, and they verified my visa type and interview schedule, then told me which numbered lane I should go to (this is still outside the building). I was in lane 3. At this point, prepare your DS-160 conf page and your passport. The staff would put a sticker bar code on your DS-160 conf page and place your passport in a ziploc bag. The building entrance is to the left, look for the door that looks quite heavy and durable. LOL If you're bringing a bag, the guard would check it before you go through the scanner. Otherwise, you'll go through airport-type security next. Place your items in the plastic bin, onto the conveyor, and go through the body scanner. I followed the signs and exited accordingly. Turning right I saw the photo booth (for last minute passport photos, I assume), followed the signs until the area labeled "NIV" (lots of people seated on monobloc chairs - I think this is also a waiting area where you can get food and drinks) then turned left until the labeled door. If I remember correctly I think I entered the one with "K1" on it. Once inside, a lady told me to fall in line for the Filipino consul and I was in line for maybe 30 minutes or more only to be told that I had to go to window 38 to have my 2x2 photo scanned first, LOL. Then I went back in line for the initial interview. The consul asked for my DS-160 conf page, birth certificate, NBI clearance, MRV receipt, CENOMAR, medical docs (sealed brown envelope from SLEC); then later on the affidavit of support, my fiance's divorce decree, W2s and 1040 (tax return). He asked me basic questions about myself and my fiance, how we met, marriage history, children, etc. Then he directed me to another window for the interview with the American consul (waiting in line again). On my turn, the consul asked for my DS-160 conf page and for me to raise my right hand, swear this and that (sorry I couldn't remember, I was a bit nervous and would say yes to anything at this point LOL), and I said "Yes". Then he asked me basically the same things that the previous consul asked, even fewer questions actually. Stuff I could answer briefly. Didn't even ask for proof of relationship or anything. A lot of silence as he went through my documents, I think he was going through the proof of relationship section of my I-129F (but I still brought my own copy). Guess I was lucky. After that he said my visa is approved and he's making it so it would be ready in 1-3 weeks. He gave me the 2 pamphlets on domestic violence plus the little embassy info sheet, then I was done. I exited the embassy at 9:30am (about 2 hours total, most of which was just waiting in line). Other Notes: 1. Make sure the surface of your 2x2 photo is clean, or if you can't assure this, bring extra copies because the scanner there won't work if it has dirt and such. 2. If you're hungry or thirsty there's a mini-store outside the building near the 30-Peso waiting area (apart from the one inside). 3. I would suggest for you to just bring a clear long envelope to put your documents in so that you can go through security quickly. 4. I didn't see any clocks so maybe wear a watch if you wanna keep track of the time, just make sure it's not digital/electronic. 5. If you have kids with you, there's a play area for them inside, too. After the interview you may check your visa application status here: https://ceac.state.gov/CEAC/ For K1 visa it's under non-immigrant. Your application ID is the code found on your DS-160 confirmation page. (Mine was AA00****** format); Location - "PHILIPPINES, MANILA". If you try to pull it up under immigrant you may see that it still says "Ready" like before, the "case last updated" details may change on the first day or two after the interview, and then eventually you won't be able to check it under immigrant. At least that's what happened in my case. Again, please don't use my anecdote to strictly determine what documents you need, how easy/difficult the experience will be with you, or any other specifics. It's case-to-case basis, always. My aim is to provide an overview of the process because it's better than being clueless, LOL. And I just enjoy writing my visa experiences in detail. 😅 Good luck to everyone! My CEAC Status Timeline: Jul. 9-10 (Tue-Wed) - "No Status" Jul. 11 (Thu) AM - "Application Received" Jul. 11 (Thu) PM - "Administrative Processing" Jul. 12 (Fri) PM - "Issued"
  8. Hello Everyone! Very new to the community but excited to be here.. So, a little background.. My fiancee & I have applied for the K-1 Visa in June 2018. In December, we received the first approval and then she completed her medical in March, moved here in May from Sweden. I'm above the Poverty Guidelines by the USCIS / DHS. We will be getting married next week, nothing crazy, just a standard Justice of the Peace Ceremony. We are so excited to have our lives together and plan to have the AOS submitted in the next few weeks or so. From my understanding, PA takes about 10 days after getting married. Any way.. Here's our dilemma, I have the opportunity for change employment. That is actually going to have me making double or even close to triple to what my current income is now. So, there is an offer on the table that is extremely tempting (Obviously). I would be leaving one well-known established company for another well known & established corporation. There is no worry of the company falling apart at anytime. My only concern is that when the employment is all said & done with changing jobs it may negatively affect the Adjustment of Status. Interesting how life throws you a curve ball. I know changing jobs would probably mean more paperwork, which I do not mind. We have conquered the Mountain so far. Summary: I have a new job offer, everything will not be said & done until after I submit the AOS because of the timing. Can changing jobs affect me? Can changing jobs so close to submitting the AOS negatively affect me? Is there anyone out there that can relate or help me? Please and thank you for your help!😄
  9. Hi! So big news - my fiance and I will be making our marriage official next week! We'll be working on getting the paperwork done on his week off But one thing we're not sure on is how long we have to file for adjustment of status. At the end of June we're moving to another state and I'm not sure whether we need to file for it IMMEDIATELY or if we have some time. When I had my interview at the Consulate, I asked what to do with addresses and explained the situation, and the interviewer said that when we settle into the new state to file for it there. I did get a pamphlet with the package I gave away at the port of entry, but it doesn't say how much time we exactly have. If anyone can give me some pointers, I'd appreciate it!
  10. I had my interview at the Auckland Consulate yesterday. I was safe to say, a nervous wreck. But I got it! . I got the visa and I should be in America not even by the end of this month! I waited for 2 hours to be seen and got approved in less than 5 minutes. I have tons of things to prepare that are quite stressful to think about, but I'll be back with my man soon, and it's kind of baffling to think about. Most of my months have been filled with always thinking about paperwork, things I have to arrange like the medical exam, prepping for the interview and now it's just "Get ready to move." I'm nervous as hell because you know, moving to a new country is a huge thing in itself, but I'm excited more than anything to start a new life with my man. Just had to update you all!
  11. I fly up tomorrow, and have the interview the morning after. I've got everything I need for the interview - a hotel is booked, flights are arranged, and I'm SUPER nervous. My stomach is doing a ton of backflips and while my anxiety is through the roof right now, I'm looking forward to finally doing this interview. It's been a really long time coming. I'll be going to the Auckland NZ Consulate. It's weird - I'm somewhat of a veteran flyer when it comes to international flights, but I've never flown within my own country before so I'm weirdly nervous about it. Honestly it's the "making sure I'm there" part I'm most nervous for; going to the interview itself, I'm mostly fine. I am a bit jittery and afraid of being rejected for the visa (that would be my worst nightmare...) but you know, trying to have a positive mental attitude! I've got my little pieces of evidence (photos of us, text convos and old boarding passes) and the email that I needed to print off to show I have an interview all sorted and ready to go. Sorry if this is rambly - as you can tell, very nervous 😅 I miss my partner so much, so the fact that this is all going to come to and end and we'll be back together soon has definitely got me emotional. We're ready for marriage, and I'm ready to start a new life with him overseas. May all the old gods and the new and idk, the force be with me in these coming days.
  12. Hi, My Change of status from H4 to F1 was denied 4 years back, stating unauthorized employment (which is incorrect as I had not involved in any unauthorized employment and I had to update my I-20 with the dates I stopped working due to my undergoing divorce). I'm now applying for a K1 fiance visa and my question is - 1) Will this previous denial of Change of status affect my K1 Visa? 2) Do I have to mention this in DS160?
  13. I've been gathering up evidence for my visa interview next week (yep, next week, less than a week as of today) and something that can apparently help with the evidence side of things is writing a personal letter - both one from me and one from my fiance - about our relationship. So how we met, when we met in person and what about each other made us fall in love. But I have a slight problem; How the heck do I even begin to write one of those letters? In theory it should be simple; I write down what I love about my fiance, how we met and all the details that are necessary to share. Putting it into practice in a Microsoft Word document though is proving hard. It's like when you try to start an essay for school and you keep drawing up blanks in your mind. Has anyone else done this? How'd you even begin...? (also if anyone knows where I can find an example or be willing to share what you wrote if you did this too, that would be very much appreciated!)
  14. I sent in everything I needed to over the Easter holidays, as did my fiance, and as of a couple hours ago I just got my interview date! It's on the 9th of May at the US Consulate in Auckland, NZ. Which I'm surprised at since they told me to expect an opening window on the 23rd of May - but I'm not complaining. It's one step closer to closing the distance once and for all with my soon-to-be husband. I'm trying to figure out what to do with hotels... my mother may be coming with me but just going off the price of travel and the hotel prices alone, I'm debating biting the bullet and my anxiety down and going it alone. Open to any advice or tips about the interview if anyone has any to offer, I called my fiance as soon as I saw the email, he's extremely happy ❤️
  15. Hi everyone! I'm here to ask some clarifications about the information we should input into the DS-160 form. I initially filled it out smoothly, thought it was a pretty straightforward task done; until I started viewing Youtube tutorials and saw other K1 applicants doing it differently, instilling doubt into my overthinking mind. 😂 So I'm seeking help from my fellow Filipinos and/or others who know the answers to the more general questions I have: 1. Beneficiary's name: I simply entered my given name and surname as asked; but some say we should include our maiden name because it should match with our passport info. Which is it really, and how do we include it if ever? 2. National Identification Number: I checked "does not apply" at first but some say we should indicate our SSS number on here instead. Is this correct? 3. Passport Book Number: I thought I should check "does not apply" (I don't think the Philippine passport has one) but others re-entered their passport number on here...? 4. Persons traveling with you: Again I thought this would be null because technically I am the only applicant, it wasn't a family trip or group visa or anything like that. But others who are being fetched by their petitioners have included the petitioner's name as the travel companion. Well, as it turns out my fiance is fetching me, too. So should I list him as my travel companion or is that unnecessary? 5. Immediate relatives in the U.S. besides parents: Again (lol) I thought this would be null, but others have included their fiance petitioners on here. Is that necessary, or is this question pertaining to relatives by blood/marriage? I hope I'm not asking stupid questions (though I might be over complicating things?) 😅 Will definitely appreciate any help. If my post is redundant with another thread please send me the necessary link. Thanks and good luck to all!
  16. Hello friends. I am going to be the beneficiary(We have not yet filed) and I am a lady. My fiance who is a US citizen and the petitioner is 10 years older than me. I know it would probably be a 'redder flag' if I was a Nigerian male about to marry an older woman but reverse is the case and it is normal in the Nigerian culture for the man to be older. Still, I would love to get answers from y'all. Is 10 years age gap too much for a USC male filing a K1 visa for a Nigerian female. Thank you
  17. Hi, my fiancé has her K-1 visa interview next week. When we started this process, she was here visiting when we decided we wanted to see what we could do so she could eventually be here with me. We hired a lawyer. Long story short, he lied to us, took advantage of us knowing we were young and uneducated on immigration and such. He told us she could stay in the U.S with me while we filed. She overstayed 120 days, but she left as soon as we talked to another lawyer and found out she’s WASNT allowed to be here. The lawyer stopped contacting us, and wouldn’t admit his lies and manipulation. Has anyone dealt with overstaying and still been approved and do you think she will be approved or denied? Her interview is in Montreal, Canada and she was here in the U.S. just with her passport.
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