Hello to ever one very happy my fiancés visa was approved on November 3-2014. But let me tell my personal experience. On May 10th 2014 I sent the form I-129f with a check of \$340. On May 21 I received I-797C a receipt letter in the letter has the receipt number to track you application.
On September 19, 2014 I received the approval letter I-797 notice of action my petition has been approved. Now this petition letter is sent to the National Visa Center (NVC) in about a week a called the NVC to find out the status on my petition (603) 334-0700 call early in the morning they are open at 7 am. So they told me to wait until October 17-2014. In the mean time I started building my package, 1- photo album you and your fiancé together, copy of your , naturalization certificate, income taxes for 3 year prior with w-2s, the I-864 affidavit of support, notarized if you don’t have enough income you can have someone to sponsor you he/she must fill out the same form I-864 notarized. Any papers you submitted send the original forms just in case they ask and bank statements.
Well on October 15, 2014 I called the NVC to find out the status on the k-1 visa. They told they have the approval on the system. So you need to get the SNS YYYY YYYY number and the IIN YYYY invoice number, you will need those numbers. In the mean time your fiancée can start working on her part getting the criminal record from her country, birth certificate, all these paper has to be translated in English, immunizations, pay a fee to Citibank I paid \$365 you will need the receipt number to make the interview appointment, fees can go up check before.
Once you have the SNS and the IIN number is time to fill the DS-160 application this is very long form but can always come back and continue. Once you are done with the form print the bar code page.
The next step is to email the embassy/consulate ([email protected]
) that you need package# 4 send them prove print out DS-160 bar code page. The package #4 is an email with instructions what to do before the interview; your fiancée will need this email, for her medical exam. Medical exam are doctors approved by the embassy, I paid \$400 total for the X-rays and medical exam. But some other can pay up to \$600. Now if your girlfriend doesn’t have immunization, don’t worry this doctor will take care of you. Good idea if you take immunization card. Your x-rays will be delivered by your doctor. Once you’re done with all medical make the appointment with the embassy, you could make it before but is scary in case your fiancé has delays with the medical exam. So is better to make it when everything is ready. Also make an appointment with the doctor. This how close I was, my fiancée doctor’s appointment was on October 31.2014, my fiancée council interview was on November 3rd. We were told too risky. Five days prior to your interview is good. Luckily she was approved but was well prepared. On November 12 her visa was sent to the address you picked when you made the appointment. I was worry too cause after her interview I rushed to buy her fly ticket for the 24 of November. So is better to wait. Make good judgments. Be patient, don’t blame your fiancée, lol. If you have any question I leave my email [email protected]
Below I give you the web site tips.https://ceac.state.gov/ceac/
for DS 160 form http://www.ustraveldocs.com/sv/sv-niv-appointmentschedule.asp
to schedule an appointmenthttp://www.ustraveldocs.com/sv/sv-main-contactus.asp
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