What happens after filing I-129F
K1 visa process
- 1. How to file a US Fiancée/ Fiancé Visa
- 2. How to answer I-129F form (US Fiancée/ Fiancé Visa)
- 3. What happens after filing I-129F
- 4. Pre-approval and interview tips (for the Filipino beneficiary)
- 5. Pre Flight Tips to US (K1 Visa holders)
- 6. What to do next after arriving in the US with a K1 visa
- 7. Philippines to US: Adjustments, suprises and culture shock
- 8. How to answer AOS, EAD and AP forms
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Online application tracker
Visa payment (BPI)
Notice of Action I-797c (Notice of receipt)
Guide US K1 Fiancée/ Fiancé Visa: Step 2/4
Whether you hired a lawyer or not, you have to wait. Typical wait time for K1 visa approval is 4-6 months (unless you filed for an expedited application). It will be the same thing for everybody. No tricks, no secrets, no magic, not even a follow up. Don't frustrate yourself by calling for an update every now and then. The best thing to do is to honestly and properly fill out the papers. Just keep yourself busy occupied, read as much information as you can.
I-129F: If you enclosed G-1145 form, you'll get the text and email in 3 days.The official notice is called Notice of Action I-797c usually arrives in 3-7 days. If there's something missing or something was incorrectly answered on the form, you may either receive a RFE (Request for Evidence Notice) or they may just return the entire thing. Once approved, petitioner will receive....
- (1) Notice of Action I-797
- (2) Another letter from the Bureau of Consular around 2 week period after approval, containing a case number. (Manila Case number for Filipinos).
- (3) The beneficiary may also receive an eligibility letter from the US embassy after a month or 2 of approval.
Some applicants successfully scheduled an appointment and have gone though medical exam without waiting for the eligibility letter. During this stage, the beneficiary can start to get the ball rolling and prepare for the interview but first she/he has to.....
- (A) pay the visa fee
- (B) undergo medical examination at the US Embassy accredited facility
- (B) start preparing for the interview as some requirements are difficult to obtain.
Here are the list of the things that needs to be prepared for the beneficiary's interview:
- DS 156
- DS 156k
- DS 157
- Certified True copy of the Birth Certificate
- Local Police Certifice/ Clearance (NBI for Filipinos. No need for Brgy. or City Police Clearance)
- Foreign Police Certificate (from all countries where the beneficiary lived for at least .months from 16 years of age. There are certain countries where US embassy does not expect you to produce a police clearance. Some however are difficult to obtain and takes long to get it. Some will take 6 months. Make sure you've researched and have taken the necessary steps you need while waiting for the approval. Some countries however, would like to see a letter of approval or request from the US embassy before they issue a police clearance.)
- Certificate of Singleness (CENOMAR for Filipinos)
- Divorce, annulment paper, death certificate of the previous spous (if applicable)
- Evidence of meeting prior to the petition and continued relationship ex: tickets, photographs together, phone bill records, call logs, email, Ym or skype screenshots and the likes.
- From the Petitioner:
- Affidavit of Support I-134 (original)
- Bank Statement of at least 6 mos
- Pay stub