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Re: The K1 Journey
« Reply #30 on: July 27, 2013, 10:33:03 AM »

K-2 Визы для детей Жениха/ Невесты
Все не достигшие 21-года и не состоящие в браке дети заявителя, обращающегося на визу жениха/невесты, должны быть указаны в петиции I-129F.

If they become 21 year old after I-129F sent?
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Re: The K1 Journey
« Reply #31 on: September 30, 2013, 04:56:47 PM »
 This thread will be an insight into the K1 process via my own K1 journey.

 I filed for the K1 visa 2 months ago.  One week after filing my K1, the US Gov. changed the forms to the K1 Visa and although I got my forms in before the change, they sent my paper work back.... one month later. I spent one week redoing my paper work and sent it all back in.

  Finally, today, one month from sending my updated paper work in, I received my official #. I am now officially on my way.

  I previously filed for my past relationship, it went to Vermont... this time, I am in the hands of the Texas office.  USCIS has the K1 process listed as a 5 month process.....let's hope they are right, 5 months would be have me getting my future Mrs. into South Florida around late spring.... I can't wait.

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Re: The K1 Journey
« Reply #32 on: September 30, 2013, 08:36:31 PM »
This thread will be an insight into the K1 process via my own K1 journey.

 I filed for the K1 visa 2 months ago.  One week after filing my K1, the US Gov. changed the forms to the K1 Visa and although I got my forms in before the change, they sent my paper work back.... one month later. I spent one week redoing my paper work and sent it all back in.

  Finally, today, one month from sending my updated paper work in, I received my official #. I am now officially on my way.

  I previously filed for my past relationship, it went to Vermont... this time, I am in the hands of the Texas office.  USCIS has the K1 process listed as a 5 month process.....let's hope they are right, 5 months would be have me getting my future Mrs. into South Florida around late spring.... I can't wait.

Congrats and you are in much better hands now.  :thumbsup:

Maybe have this thread merged with:

http://ruadventures.com/forum/index.php?topic=345.0

TG did a nice writeup and it gets attention every once in a while.  This way it will get more deserving attention from both of you.  Just a thought.

Congrats again.
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Re: The K1 Journey
« Reply #33 on: October 07, 2013, 07:07:38 PM »
  Here's a question for all of you know it all's......

  As we know, one must make at least at or above 125% of the poverty line in order to be granted a K1. 

  My question... what is this total taken from, salary before or after taxes ?  I can't find a solid answer on this one.

   
  And as an update to my status.... the Gov. shutdown has indeed put the full stop on my visa process.

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Re: The K1 Journey
« Reply #34 on: October 07, 2013, 08:43:35 PM »
  Here's a question for all of you know it all's......

  As we know, one must make at least at or above 125% of the poverty line in order to be granted a K1. 

  My question... what is this total taken from, salary before or after taxes ?  I can't find a solid answer on this one.

   
  And as an update to my status.... the Gov. shutdown has indeed put the full stop on my visa process.

Bummer!!!  >:( 

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Re: The K1 Journey
« Reply #35 on: October 08, 2013, 12:26:23 AM »
  Here's a question for all of you know it all's......

  As we know, one must make at least at or above 125% of the poverty line in order to be granted a K1. 

  My question... what is this total taken from, salary before or after taxes ?  I can't find a solid answer on this one.

   
  And as an update to my status.... the Gov. shutdown has indeed put the full stop on my visa process.

Line 22 of the 1040. It is the total you earned before taxes. Self employed is more complicated.

The k-1 income part is not a problem as you only need to show a year. It is after all, only a 90 day non-immigrant visa. This can create a problem for guys that do not look down the road to the AOS where you will need to show 3 years.
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Re: The K1 Journey
« Reply #36 on: October 08, 2013, 12:52:12 AM »
  Here's a question for all of you know it all's......

  As we know, one must make at least at or above 125% of the poverty line in order to be granted a K1. 

  My question... what is this total taken from, salary before or after taxes ?  I can't find a solid answer on this one.

   
  And as an update to my status.... the Gov. shutdown has indeed put the full stop on my visa process.

Line 22 of the 1040. It is the total you earned before taxes. Self employed is more complicated.

The k-1 income part is not a problem as you only need to show a year. It is after all, only a 90 day non-immigrant visa. This can create a problem for guys that do not look down the road to the AOS where you will need to show 3 years.


 tiphat  Thank you for the info, I really appreciate it.

  As to the AOS, I am hoping my 3rd year doesn't hold too much weight. This was the final year I ran my business, which at the time was going under thanks to the economy.

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Re: The K1 Journey
« Reply #37 on: October 29, 2013, 03:45:00 PM »
   I normally don't check my status with the Gov often, especially as my previous K1 filing took a very long time.  Last night I thought I would check in on my status to see if it jumped to the next stage and much to my amazement it didn't just move one step forward but my petition was approved !! Now it's on to the embassy interview for my Mrs. and her approval and visa !  :party0031:

  I am utterly amazed, Gov shutdown included, this process took about 2 months and if Karma continues to work in our favor in another 2 months my Mrs. might be relaxing on the beach in Florida next to me. I don't say this often but, Thank You US Government !! tiphat :thumbsup:

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Re: The K1 Journey
« Reply #38 on: October 29, 2013, 03:51:08 PM »
Another couple here had theirs approved incredibly quickly as well.  Congratulations.

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Re: The K1 Journey
« Reply #39 on: October 29, 2013, 05:37:45 PM »
   I normally don't check my status with the Gov often, especially as my previous K1 filing took a very long time.  Last night I thought I would check in on my status to see if it jumped to the next stage and much to my amazement it didn't just move one step forward but my petition was approved !! Now it's on to the embassy interview for my Mrs. and her approval and visa !

It goes from the USCIS office to the National Visa Center, then to the consulate for issuance. Unfortunately, the last two steps won't be expedited like the NOA2 was. It takes approximately a month to get from the service center, through the visa center, to the consulate but different consulates have different backlogs so I can't estimate how long they'll sit on it.
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Re: The K1 Journey
« Reply #40 on: October 29, 2013, 08:45:19 PM »
No dates for interview in december already (seems too many want to celebrate Cristmas in a new place). Some "lucky" persons are checking for 15 months in NVC.
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Re: The K1 Journey
« Reply #41 on: October 29, 2013, 10:20:31 PM »
No dates for interview in december already (seems too many want to celebrate Cristmas in a new place). Some "lucky" persons are checking for 15 months in NVC.

  Where did you find the waiting time.  I browsed around the US/Moscow Embassy website and couldn't find much in terms of what to expect for getting an interview date/time.  I don't expect to get anything soon but just curious.

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Re: The K1 Journey
« Reply #42 on: October 30, 2013, 12:11:18 AM »
No dates for interview in december already (seems too many want to celebrate Cristmas in a new place). Some "lucky" persons are checking for 15 months in NVC.

  Where did you find the waiting time.  I browsed around the US/Moscow Embassy website and couldn't find much in terms of what to expect for getting an interview date/time.  I don't expect to get anything soon but just curious.

I believe you are looking for this:
http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ru

And this:
https://cgifederal.secure.force.com/?language=English&country=Russia

The first is the main page that may not let you straight into the last link. If not then just go in and research until you find what you are looking for. You will need to research the website anyway as it holds all you need to know now for the next steps.

You need her MOS number. Call NVC if you do not have it. If you do not have the police check done yet then jump on that immediately as it takes a month and you cannot schedule an appointment until you are around that corner.

Pay the visa fee. Create an account with traveldoc and enter all information. Last thing up is the appointment schedule.
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Re: The K1 Journey
« Reply #43 on: October 30, 2013, 01:27:00 AM »
All horror stories about waiting times and dates I read here  ;D http://www.russian-fiancee.com/rus/forum/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=109706&start=500
Our NOA2 is from September, 30, interview dates will be available after paing fees only. If docs are not on the way to Moscow yet no reason to look for interview dates. Well, girls wrote that some dates in december will be available later. Btw, if ur girl does not know about that forum yet I highly recommend her to read it - much more usefull information about vizas, medical exam and relocation then on RUA.
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Re: The K1 Journey
« Reply #44 on: October 30, 2013, 07:13:17 AM »
All horror stories about waiting times and dates I read here  ;D http://www.russian-fiancee.com/rus/forum/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=109706&start=500
Our NOA2 is from September, 30, interview dates will be available after paing fees only. If docs are not on the way to Moscow yet no reason to look for interview dates. Well, girls wrote that some dates in december will be available later. Btw, if ur girl does not know about that forum yet I highly recommend her to read it - much more usefull information about vizas, medical exam and relocation then on RUA.

If your fiancee goes to this site warn her there is A LOT of bad information there. When my wife and I were going thru the process I had to daily correct her about how things worked and the time process.  Seems there are a few people on that site that have had previous visa denials and scare the crap out of everyone else trying to get one.