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Sou's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Jed
Beneficiary's Name: Sou
VJ Member: Sou
Country: Belgium

Last Updated: 2024-07-01
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Immigration Checklist for Jed & Sou:

USCIS I-129F Petition:      
Dept of State K1 Visa:    
USCIS I-485 Petition:  
USCIS I-765 Petition:      
USCIS I-131 Petition:      
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  

K1 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Belgium
I-129F Sent : 2022-12-19
I-129F NOA1 : 2022-12-22
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2023-12-08
NVC Received :
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2023-12-26
NVC Left : 2024-01-03
Consulate Received : 2024-01-04
Packet 3 Received : 2024-01-10
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2024-06-21
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2024-06-28
US Entry :
Marriage :
Comments : Pkt 3 received from Embassy through email via petitioner.
Physical copy of K1-FTP letter received by beneficiary through post/mail on 15 jan 2024.
You need to schedule your own appointment, you can ask the embassy via email to open up appointment slots for upcoming months if needed.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 351 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 547 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Belgium
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : June 23, 2024
Embassy Review : 1. Max 15mins before appointment they will let u in.
2. Wait in line and you’ll have to tell the guard why you’re there and what time your appointment is. You’ll have to give them your passport to confirm and they will let u in. They will check your bag and will tell you to walk straightforward and to turn
3. Once cleared, you will walk inside (one person at the time tho) and where you will put your belongings in a tray that will be x-rayed, and you will have to go through a metal detector (airport like). You won’t be able to bring your purse or bookbag with you, they will hold it for u and give you a note to pick it up later. I brought an accordion map and they didnt say anything about that.
4. Once let into the lobby, you have to go to window 5 (just walk straightforward) to check in. They will ask for your passport and your appointment hour. They will give you a ticket (k1 = immigrant), and you’ll have to wait for your turn.
5. When its your turn, at window x someone will handle your case. This is not the "interview", this person is responsible for checking the documents. This person can speak dutch and/or french. You will have to give this person all the required docus (civil + financial docus).
- They ask for passport, DS160, 1 passport photo, original + copy of birth certificate, police record, medical envelope, i-134 and in my case a letter of intent from my fiance as the petition approval was more then four months ago. (They also ask for an original divorce degree if you or your fiance have ever been married before)
- Lastly, they will take your fingerprints.
6. They will ask you to wait again in the waiting room until your number will be called by the Consular Officer. This person will give the interview and will only speak english.
7. First, they make you swear an oath to tell the truth and nothing but the truth and will ask you to sign with your fingerprints.
8. The questions i got asked were:
- what my wedding plans are?
- How did we meet? When did we meet?
- When was the first time we sa w eachother?
- When was the last time we sa w eachother? And who went to see who?
- How many times he came to belgium?
- What does he do for a living?
9. In the end, the Consular Officer will say you’re approved (or not).

I waited 1h30 before going to the first window. It took about 10-15mins to give all docus. After that i waited another 40mins to get seen by the consular officer. The interview itself lasted 5mins.

If you need more info, feel free to message me.
Rating : Good

Timeline Comments: 1

blank avatar Sou on 2024-01-16 said:
Packet 3 email instructions were as followed (attached with medical questionnaire that you will need to bring to the medical): Fiancé Visa instructions First: -Online application form DS-160 is available at https://ceac.state.gov/genniv. Complete this form and select the visa category: fiancé: type K.  If your children will apply with you, one copy of form DS-160 must also be completed for each child. -Send the confirmation page by email to ® BrusselsIV@state.gov and use following subject line: M11 – FULL NAME – DS160 (K1)   WE CANNOT PROCESS YOUR CASE WITHOUT THIS FORM.   Second: Obtain the following documents on this checklist. Do NOT mail them to this office. You will need to show the consular officer the original version of each document, plus one photocopy for each person applying for a visa.   * PASSPORT * BIRTH CERTIFICATE * * COURT AND POLICE RECORDS: Persons who have been convicted of a crime must obtain an original of each court record, plus a copy, regardless of the fact that they may have benefited subsequently from an amnesty, pardon, or other act of clemency. A police certificate must also be obtained from the authorities of any place where the applicant was arrested for any reason, regardless of how long he or she lived there. * PHOTOGRAPH: a color full-face photo of 5 x 5 cm with white background, taken within the last 6 months.    * EVIDENCE OF SUPPORT * MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES: the original divorce decree or death certificate, plus a copy. * MEDICAL RESULTS: Arrange for a MEDICAL EXAMINATION with our physicians. * TRANSLATIONS: All documents not in English, French, Dutch or German, must be accompanied by a sworn English translation. KEEP A COPY OF ALL DOCUMENTS YOU SUBMIT.   Third: As soon as you have obtained all of the applicable documents: Register, pay the visa fee, and schedule a K visa appointment through the online appointment system:  https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-be/iv       PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY   * A fiancé visa must be issued within four months from the date of approval of the fiancé petition by USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services).   If your appointment is later, bring a signed and dated letter from your U.S. fiancé(e) stating that you both remain legally free to marry and that you intend to get married within 90 days of your arrival.  The signature must be original; emails or copies are unacceptable.   * The Embassy does not guarantee timelines or visa approval.  Do NOT give up your job, dispose of property, or make final travel arrangements until your passport is returned to you with a visa.  Visa printing takes several days.
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predict future results. The 'as early as date' may change over time based on current reported processing
times from members. There have historically been cases where a benefit/petition/application processing
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rely on them for planning. As always you should check the USCIS processing times to see if your application
is past due.

** Not all cases are transfered

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