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**The information we present here is based off of what WE HAVE SEEN. You experience may be different. We are not lawyers this is our opinion.**
Someone asked us, what option do they have to get their foreign girl friend to the US?

The options that we know about are CR1, K3, K1. Each of these have pros and cons depending on where your foreign fiance is coming from and what your situation is. You can learn more about them here: https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/immigrate/family/fiance.html

The main options depend on whether you will get married or not. If you getting married in your foreign fiance’s country, then you can either to a CR1 or K3. The CR1 takes longer (about 8 or 9 months) but your foreign spouse will have a green card by the end of the process. K3 is for bringing your foreign spouse directly to the US and processing their green card when you get there. Both of these processes require a lot of documentation to prove you are a legit husband and wife.

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K1 Visa is for unmarried couples that are ENGAGED to be married. Its is pretty fast. But it may take a little longer to get the green card once the foreign fiance gets to the US.

We have notice that Nigeria seems to be more difficult to get a k1. We think this may be due to some of the romance scam that happen there. CR1 still seems to work there, but you definitely want to look into it for yourself.

K1 is the best visa for south east asian countries in our opinion. But if you don’t mind taking your time, have plenty of evidence of being married, and want the green card in the quickest way, then CR1 is the best.

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USCIS Increase fees Adjusting Immigration Benefit Application and Petition Fees (k1 green card)

USCIS K1 Fee Increase

#USCIS has increased the fees for US petitions.

“The new fees will be effective Dec. 23. USCIS is almost entirely funded by the fees paid by applicants and petitioners for immigration benefits. The law requires USCIS to conduct fee reviews every two years to determine the funding levels necessary to administer the nation’s immigration laws, process benefit requests and provide the infrastructure needed to support those activities.

Fees will increase for the first time in six years, by a weighted average of 21 percent for most applications and petitions. This increase is necessary to recover the full cost of services provided by USCIS. These include the costs associated with fraud detection and national security, customer service and case processing, and providing services without charge to refugee and asylum applicants and to other customers eligible for fee waivers or exemptions.”

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I–129F Petition for Alien Fiancé(e) NEW fees: 535 USD OLD: 340
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative NEW fees: 535 USD OLD: 420
I–485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status NEW fees: 1,140 OLD: 985
N–600/N–600K Application for Certificate of Citizenship
NEW fees: 1,170 OLD: 600/550
Biometric Services Fee SAME FEE: 85

Sources:
https://www.uscis.gov/forms/our-fees
https://www.uscis.gov/news/news-releases/uscis-announces-final-rule-adjusting-immigration-benefit-application-and-petition-fees

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Fiance Visa K1 Process Step1.3 – i129f Proof of meeting

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Fiance Visa K1 process step 1.3 is proof of meeting. Completion of the I-129f, Petition for Alien Fiancé(e) requires this proof of meeting evidence in order to be accepted by the USCIS.

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Statement of intent to marry sample- Bruce

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Statement of intent to marry sample

 

Bruce Brown

1122 Pikes Creek

Takoma, SEA 98105

(206)734-0962

bruce.brown@gmail.com

 

 

United States Department of Homeland Security

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Attn: I-129F

2501 South State Highway 121 Business

Suite 400

Lewisville, TX 75067

 

25 April 2014

 

 

Dear Sir or Madam:

I, Bruce Brown, do hereby state that I am legally able and willing to marry Yuri Sincero.  I intend to do so within 90 days of her arrival to the US using the K-1 visa.

 

Being away from her has caused me great heartache.  I am ready to start a new life with her.  She makes me very happy.  I am very blessed to have found such an amazing match.  I am honored that she would have me as her husband.

Yours truly,

Bruce Brown

 

 

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Here is a sample of a Cover letter writing sample for the i129, petition.  This is an optional document.  We provided it to make it easier for the USCIS to navigate through all the required documents.

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Bruce Michael Brown

11200 Pikes Creak

Seattle, WA 293858

 

United States Department of Homeland Security

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Attn: I-129F

2501 South State Highway 121 Business

Suite 400

Lewisville, TX 75067

 

20 April 2014

 

Nature of the submission: I 129f ORIGINAL SUBMISSION

 

To Whom It May Concern:

 

Enclosed please find my Form I-129F, Petition for K-1 Fiancé Visa for Yuri Sincero, and supporting documents.

 

Contents include:

–       Money Order payment in the amount of $340.

–     I-129F

–     I-129F Supplement: Part 2, Question 34.a, explanation of meeting in person

–     G-325A and passport style photo (Petitioner)

–     G-325A and passport style photo (Beneficiary)

–     Birth certificate/US Passport (Petitioner)

–     Birth certificate/US Passport (Beneficiary)

–     Certificate of No Marriage (Beneficiary)

–     Letter certifying intent to marry (Petitioner and Beneficiary)

–     Proof of having met in person in the past two years

–     Proof of ongoing relationship

 

Copies of documents submitted are exact photocopies of unaltered documents and I understand that I may be required to submit original documents to an Immigration or Consular officer at a later date.

 

Signed,

 

Bruce Michael Brown

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Written by Yuri & Rob

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National Visa Center

My fiance and I have started the K-1 Fiance Visa process.  We are an American citizen and Filipino citizen who have fallen in love.

As of 28 May, 2014 we received the NOA2 I-797, Notice of Action Approval.  We submitted our application on the 19th of April 2014.  We researched the process ourselves on using random blogs and of course the US Citizenship and Immigration Services government site. But what really helped us was a site called Visa Journey. Thanks to the INCREDIBLE site Visa Journey we have been able to get everything (so far) done without “professional” help.Notice of Action Approval

 

Step 1. I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiance

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k-1 visa process package

First Step: I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiancé(e)

The first form we did is called I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiance.  The I-129F application is more work than you might think because you must provide supporting documents: Divorce decree, intention to marry (from both parties), proof of having met (tickets, receipts), G-325A, Biographic Information (with passport type photo and birth certificate).  By the time you are done with it, its a package.  We will list all the main supporting documents:

  • Provide Proof of having met within the last 2 years
  • Divorce decree / Certificate of No marriage (Philippines)
  • Letter of intent to marry within 90 days of arrival within the US (2)
  • Declaration of How you met
  • $340 USD (check, money Order)
  • G-325A – Biographic Information (with passport photo / birth certificates (2)
  • *MAKE AT LEAST TWO COPIES OVER ALL WORK – YOU WILL NEED IT ALL FOR THE VISA INTERVIEW

NOA2 notice of actionAt first we thought, the I-129f was a one page document.  But for us it ended up being a full binder that took 3 days+ days to put together with very little sleep.  Once the package is done, you send it to USCIS HERE>

References:

 

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USCIS fiance visa process

Step 2. Notice of Action Approval – NOA2 i797

We got the NOA1, Receipt maybe 9 days after filing.  Its just a notice that tells you they received the package and payment.  The NOA1 has a receipt number that allows the petitioner and beneficiary (you and your fiance) to check the status of your K1 Fiance package: https://egov.uscis.gov/casestatus/landing.do (edit – 5/26/2015).

We received the Notice of Action Approval (NOA2) on 28 May 2014, only 36 days after submission of the I-129F, Petition for alien fiance visa to USCIS.

So our next step was to call the National Visa Center (NVC) and get our Case Number.  At this stage, the K-1 Visa is transferred from Department of Homeland Security/US Citizenship and Immigration Services to the Department of State/National Visa Center.

National Visa Center
National Visa Center

Our package was quickly on its way to the applicable US Embassy.  For us that is US Embassy Manila. According to Visa Journeys exhaustive data, it only takes about 2 weeks to go from NVC to the Embassy.  For us, it only took 1 week.

One week after receiving the NOA2 we contacted the NVC to see if they have received our approved I-129F. We called at 603 334-0700 to get our Visa case number.  The number was busy, but we kept calling until we got through.  They gave us a Case #.  about a day after that, the package was on its way to the embassy.

Things to remember when calling National Visa Center:

  • The line may be busy.  Keep calling
  • You may be on hold for a long time (I was on hold for 30 minutes)
  • Don’t give up

You can also email the National Visa Center NVCInquiry@state.gov (don’t expect a quick response):  

Subject: NOA1 receipt #WXX8888888855

  • Name of the person submitting the inquiry
  • NVC case number or USCIS receipt number
  • Petitioner’s name
  • Principal Applicant’s name and date of birth

If you don’t have all this information then they will not answer you until you give it to them. You will NEED your Case number to go much further, but in the meantime you can at least start the next step.  Which is to do your DS160.  After you have your Case Number you can check the Visa Status:

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fiance visa noa ds-160

You can check the status of your packages progress at:

https://ceac.state.gov/CEACStatTracker

Step 3. Beneficiary Preparation After NOA2 i797

Once we had our case number we started preparing for the “Interview“.  Before the Interview we know we needed several things: Medical review ($240USD), DS-160, Nonimmigrant Visa application payment ($250USD).  Here is a list of things to do after NOA2 is received and the package is on the way to the Embassy:

  • DS-160 – Nonimmigrant Visa Application is an online form you must complete, submit and print out
  • Nonimmigrant Visa Application Fee
  • I-134 – Affidavit of Support.  Proof of Petitioners ability to support the beneficiary
  • National Bureau of Investigation (Philippines Only) – must be processed for all Filippino citizens departing the country.
  • Prepare Interview Package – this is mostly a copy of the your I129, but with DS-160, Medical completion, I-134, NBI and paid visa application fee (need ORIGINAL copy of birth certificate and Certificate of No marriage/Divorce from previous)
  • Schedule Interview & Schedule Medical (see step 4)

DS-160, Nonimmigrant Visa Application – We found that you can actually start this BEFORE you get the case number and BEFORE the package is sent to the embassy.  But is probably best to wait just in case your package is not sent by NVC to the embassy.

According to the Department of State “On this website, you can apply for a U.S. nonimmigrant visa. Filling out the application on our site is the first step in the process. After you submit your application, you can move on to the next steps, such as signing up for an interview.”  

Things you need for the DS-160: Passport, resume, copy of I-129, Application Receipt/Petition Number (NOA1 – this is a 13 character long number * there is some confusion on which 13 digit number to use Visa Case number from NVC or NOA1 receipt.  We used NOA1 # and it worked).  More information here at DS-160 Frequently Asked Questions.

  • http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/forms/ds-160–online-nonimmigrant-visa-application.html
  • PERSONAL Informaiton
  • ADDRESS & PHONE
  • PASSPORT INFO – number, where issued, date issued and expiration date.
  • TRAVEL – purpose of trip to US and when and where
  • TRAVEL COMPANIONS – person traveling with you.
  • PREVIOUS US TRAVEL
  • US CONTACT – name and address
  • FAMILY – father and mothers names and dates of birth, children or ex-spouse.
  • WORK/EDUCATION/TRAINING – current employment and previous.  travel to any other countries?
  • SECURITY & BACKGROUND – bunch of Yes/No questions.

Print a copy of the DS-160 after you submit it and keep it for your interview.

Nonimmigrant Visa Application – The cost is different for each type of Visa.  For K-1, Fiance visa currently costs $240USD.  More information at US Embassy.

Methods of Nonimmigrant Visa Application Payment

  1. Cash payment can be made at Bank of the Philippine Island (BPI) branch and Bancnet. Please note that beginning September 3, 2012, K (fiancé(e) and K3) visa applicants are required to present a U.S. visa application deposit slip to pay the K visa fee.  Click here for a detailed BPI payment instruction.
  2. Online payment bill option provided by BPI to their clients.
  3. Online payment through Bancnet.

Before going to the bank, K (fiancée and K3) visa applicants must print the applicable U.S. visa application deposit slip.  The visa application deposit slip can be downloaded from the online appointment site: website:http://ustraveldocs.com/ph/ph-niv-paymentinfo.asp.

There are three things you should have with you before you go to the BPI bank to pay the visa fee:

1. Prepare 2 copies of your US visa application deposit slip .

2. Prepare 1 passport photocopy.

3. At the back of your deposit slip, write the following:

more information on Application Fee BPI process!!

 I-134 – Affidavit of Support.  (Download ad fill out here) This is a pretty straightforward document that needs to be completed by the Petitioner so the beneficiary can present it to the Visa interviewer.  He or she is a basically telling how they will support the beneficiary, with what income and where will they live.  They practical questions.  The US is trying to make sure the beneficiary will have financial support upon arrival and not living on the streets.  I-135 requires supporting documents:

  • Statement from an officer of the bank or other financial institutions with deposits detailing:
    • Date account Opened
    • Total Amount Deposited for the last year
    • Present Balance
  • Statement from your employer (with business letterhead)
    • Date of employment
    • Salary paid
    • Whether the position is temp or perm
  • For Self-employed
    • Copy of last tax return
    • Report of commercial rating concern
  • Further instruction on I-134, Affidavit of Support

National Bureau of Investigation – NBI Clearance must be prepared before your interview.  NBI locations, NBI online form and guidelines here.

  • http://www.nbi.gov.ph/

 

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schedule visa interview appointment

Step 4. Schedule an Appointment for Embassy Interview

The next step is to schedule an appointment for your visa interview.  Prior to the interview, you will need to have medical done.  Typically, the visa interview is scheduled and then the medical.. however, we called St. Luke’s Medical Center Extension Clinic (SLMCEC) (Philippines) and they said its possible to do the medical without having the visa interview scheduled (make sure you call and confirm before you do).

Scheduling the Interview is one of the last and most frustrating steps.  Its frustrating because you are so close, you have paid hundreds of USD in fees, you have done all the paperwork and you have waited and now you have to wait longer to get your appointment.

Don’t be discouraged and don’t wait.  Be persistent and get that appointment for your Visa Interview.

How the Process works:

  1. Sign up/Register at the US Embassy Site (for your country)
    1. http://www.ustraveldocs.com/
  2. Select an Available slot

You can call or email, but you will have to do it when slots are available… and that is the tricky part.

Different US Embassy in different countries have different frequencies of schedules.  You have to go to the site to find out when the schedules are up.

In some cases, like the Philippines US Embassy in Manila, they processes literally thousands of immigrants a month going to the US, so when a slot becomes open, its like bloody meat being put into a pool of hungry sharks.  Available slots are gone in MINUTES (literally).

In the Philippines, Slots go so fast that beneficiaries and petitioners have resorted to software to find available slots faster:

The Firefox browser has a plug-in called Check 4 Change (C4C) at http://www.check4change.com/ ).  Its a software that you can configure to check any site when it changes.  You can set up the software to check every few seconds, minutes or hours.   So what people do is install C4C and set it up to what the dashboard of their ustraveldocs.com site.

*Note: we did this.. it got us an appointment within a week… it really works.

If the site is giving you grief you can also try calling.  But good luck with that.  They are only responsive when slots are open.  The best way to check is ustraveldocs.com

Scheduling Appointments for IV or K Petitions

To schedule a visa appointment for IV or K petitions, please contact the Embassy’s Visa Information and Appointment Service at (632) 982-5555 or (632) 902-8930.  The Visa Information and Appointment Service is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Manila time), except on Philippine and U.S. holidays. Callers in the U.S should call (214) 571-1600, from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time).

You must have the case number, passport number, and passport expiry date for each applicant (principal applicant and derivative family members) ready when requesting for a visa appointment.

You can also get information and book an appointment online athttp://www.ustraveldocs.com/ph.

 For US Embassy Philippines ONLY

1. Schedule an appointment through the website.

http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ph/ph-niv-appointmentschedule.asp

2. Register through the website as a new user if you don’t have a previous account.

https://cgifederal.secure.force.com/SiteRegister?country=Philippines&language=en_US

3. Always check the website for an available slot because it gets filled fast.

Medical Examination Fee: St. Luke’s Medical Center Extension Clinic (SLMCEC), the Embassy’s accredited medical facility, charged US$223.35 for adults (15 years and older) and US$185.35 for children (under 15 years of age) for the medical examination fee.

Reference:  More information on US Embassy Process 

 

 

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Here is a break down of the requirements for fiancee visa you will need to complete.  This is an addendum to the post we have already done about the k-1 fiancee visa process.

The BEST resource for the entire fiancee visa process is VisaJourney.

Checklist of Forms Needed to File for a K-1 Visa:

This document was derived from content provided on USCIS.gov & VisaJourney.  Visa Journey is the most comprehensive guide to the K-1 Visa process found online.  All we did was put their content in a checklist form, add some examples and put it on a blog.  The two main forms that you need to do are the i129 and g325a.  These two US visa forms require supporting documents and that is where the work comes in.  Feel free to print this checklist to help you complete your fiancee visa forms.  *please note we are not lawyers or visa, immigration experts, we are just showing you what WE did.

i129 Requirements for Fiance Visa (DOWNLOAD K-1 Visa Checklist)

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Payment to the  “U.S. Department of Homeland Security”  by check or money order. Paying USCIS Immigration Fees.
Cover Letter(see example). Should include a description of what your are petitioning for (I-129F), a table of contents (list everything in the packet). If you need additional room to explain your case, attach a separate sheet (list the attachment on the cover sheet). Make sure to sign and date the cover sheet.
Form I-129F: Petition for Alien Fiance(e) (see example)
Declaration of how you met in person in the last two years. This should be a single typed page attachment regarding question ’34.a’ of the I-129F. Make sure to sign and date it. See sample here.
Intention to marry (from both the US Citizen and foreign fiance) certifying an intent to marry within 90 days of entering the US on a valid K-1. (see example)
Proof of having met in past two years. (click here for examples)
G-325A filled out by the US Citizen with their information, signed and dated (see example).
One passport-type photo (see specification) of the US Citizen. Write the full name of the US citizen on the back. Place in a plastic bag and label the bag “Photo of <Insert US Citizen’s Name>“. Attach the bag to a sheet of paper and place behind the corresponding G-325a.
G-325A filled out by the foreign fiance(e) with their information, signed and dated (see example).
One passport-type photo (see specification) of the foreign fiance(e). Write the full name of the foreign fiance(e) on the back. Place in a plastic bag and label the bag “Photo of (insert foreign fiance(e) name)“. Attach the bag to a sheet of paper and place behind the corresponding G-325a.
Photocopy of the Birth certificate (front and back) for the US Citizen or a copy of ALL pages of the US Citizen’s passport issued with a validity of at least 5 years or a copy of the US Citizen’s naturalization certificate (front and back). This is used to establish citizenship. See sample here.
Photocopy of Certificate of No Marriage (optional – some countries) see sample
Photocopy of final Divorce Decree(s) or Certificate(s) for the US Citizen and/or foreign fiance(e) if either has been previously married. If the previous marriage of the US Citizen and/or foreign fiance(e) ended due to the death of their spouse then include a Copy of Death Certificate(s) documenting that fact. Sample here.
Proof of Legal Name Change if either the US Citizenand/or foreign fiance(e) is using a name other than that shown on the relevant documents. You must give USCIS copies of the legal documents that made the change, such as a marriage certificate, adoption decree or court order. Sample here
In regards to Section C Question 2, if applicable provide certified copies of all court and police records showing the charges and dispositions for any specified conviction(s) (in accordance with the IMBRA). See section 9 of the I-129f instructions for more information.

Proof of Having Met in Person in the Past Two Years and an Ongoing Relationship:

Use as many of these items are possible. There is no minimum, but the more you can provide the less likely you are that you will receive an request for evidence. Additionally, please note that providing proof of your ongoing and genuine relationship in this package may benefit you by allowing the consulate to have access to this information prior to them formally contacting the non US Citizen fiance. Many high risk consulates approach cases with a skeptical eye and providing this information early on in the original I-129F package will help them in their preliminary review of your case.

Copies of all airline boarding passes, train passes, itineraries, hotel receipts, passport stamps (make sure you can read the dates on the stamps), and other documentary evidence that you have met within the last two years. You may want to highlight or place post-it notes indicating the dates and locations on the copies (to make the adjudication easier) for the person reviewing your file. sample
Color Photos of you and your fiance(e) together. Make sure you write your names, date, and location on the back of every photo. Provide two to five photo’s. If you only have a single copy of the photo, then make a color copy and send that. If it is a digital photo, have it printed at a local photo store such as Walgreens (if at all possible) or if not on a high quality printer. Place photo’s in a plastic bag or photo sheet and label the sheet. Note that you may not receive originals of photo’s back. Sample
The following items will not typically show proof of having met in the last two years however will show proof of an ongoing relationship: Copies of land line and cell phone bills, appropriate letters and emails, stamps on the letters (to document the date they were sent), and other written documentary proof. Provide a reasonable amount; two to four of each type. Pick a range of dates up to and including the present. You can also include a copy of engagement ring receipt (this is something that is a big optional – do not worry if you do not have a ring yet!)

 

Attach “E-Notification” Form (Optional)

 

Clip a completed G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance, to the first page of your application (on top of the cover page). By completing this form and attaching it, USCIS will send you an email and/or text message to alert you when your application was received.

 

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k-1 visa process: I-129f

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My fiance(e) and I have started the K-1 visa process, for a US fiance(e) Visa.  With the amount of K1 visa forms and requirements for US fiance(e) visa, we highly recommend that you make sure its worth it.  Because otherwise, you could end up wasting a lot of time and money if you are not serious about your relationship.

Is Your K-1 Visa Worth Getting

Only you and your partner know for sure.  From our personal experience, the best way to be sure that your relationship is ready for the next level of commitment is to spend time with each other.

For us, its worth it.  We met a little over two years prior to getting engaged and quickly became close friends.  Overtime, our friendship developed into a much deeper relationship based on trust, loyalty and complete dedication to a mutual dream of what we want our lives to be.  Trust, loyalty and dedication are just a few of the main ingredients.  Love itself is NOT enough.  There is work involved in building a solid, long-term relationship and its not always easy, but the work you put into your each other is always worth it if you both really want to grow together.

Although have been far apart, we found ways to be together.  We made time to communicate as much as possible.  We continue to invent ways to serve each others needs, wants and desires better.  This journey has been one of self-realization and new levels of happiness that we did not know existed.

We both want the visa because we feel its too hard to live apart.  For our situation, we found that the most appropriate visa is the K-1 visa process.

How to Get a Fiance Visa

k-1 visa process package
k-1 visa process package

The first step of getting a fiance visa is to complete the i129f, fiance visa application (aka petition for Alien fiancee).  The i129f cost $340USD (Make the check or money order payable to “U.S. Department of Homeland Security”).

One thing that we did not realize when we started was that the i129f application needs supporting documents.  A LOT of supporting documents.  To get real professional, you should even provide a Cover letter.  The cover letter is just a summary of the package that provides the i129f supporting documents.

We created a fiancee visa checklist to help us out.  We have made it publicly available here.  The fiancee visa checklist covers the items listed below.

Requirements for fiancee visa:

Direct Filing Address for i129 Fiance Application

USCIS

P.O. Box 660151

Dallas, TX 75266

 

For USPS Express Mail and courier deliveries:

USCIS

Attn: I-129F

2501 South State Highway 121 Business

Suite 400

Lewisville, TX 75067

reference: http://www.uscis.gov/i-129f-addresses

 

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