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Visa Approved Episode 2 US Petitioner Bruce Brown (podcast)

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Today I am interviewing my husband about his k1 fiance visa experience.  He mentions the importance of helping the foreign fiance by making a digital copy of everything in the i129f package, how much money it costs and other great tips.  Here is a list of all the questions asked:

 

  1. In a fiance visa, it is the US fiance petitioner that submit the very first set of papers for i 129f petition. So What were the papers that you have to fill out and file for the i129f package.?

 

  1. How long did it take you to file the i 129f package?

 

  1. What was the toughest part of the fiance visa for you?

 

  1. How much did it cost you to bring your fiance to the US?

 

  1. What are the risk of a fiance visa?

 

  1. If the US petitioner is not good in filing and filling out documentation, what can you suggest them to do.? would u suggest them to hire a lawyer a consultant or an agency?

 

  1. How long did it take before you receive the first response letter from USCIS?

 

  1. What are the challenges of a US fiance who is divorced with kids?

 

  1.  Would it affect the foreign fiance’s interview if the guy just got divorced and filed for fiance visa?

 

  1. How can the US Petitioner help the foreign fiance before they go to US embassy interview?

 

  1. What are some tips that u can share with the US petitioners that are going through this process?

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Visa Approved Episode 1 Yuri Embassy Interview (podcast)

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Bruce interviews Yuri about her K1 fiance US Visa process.  She talks about her experience at the US Embassy doing her Interview with the US consular officer.

She describes everything from what hotel to stay at near the US Embassy in Manila to Interview questions.

Requirements of what you need to bring include:

a. A copy of Nonimmigrant visa electronic confirmation page (DS-160)
b. Passport (You must have your passport that is valid for at least 6 months)
c. A certified copy of Birth Certificate
d. A certified copy NBI Clearance/Police clearance
e. A copy of Other Country Police Certificates (if you have been in another country)
f. Copies of Court and Prison Records (if you have been in court or prison)
g. Certified copies of Military or Police Service Records (if you have been in the military/police officer)
h. Evidence of a Genuine Engagement (chat session, pics together, phone records, emails)
i. A certified copy of Proof of Termination of a Prior Marriage (divorce decree, annulment, death cert)
j. Certified copy of Certificate of No Marriage Record (CENOMAR) (in some countries)
k. Evidence of Support (i134, tax returns, w2, bank statement, employment verification, receipts of money sent)
l. 4 pcs visa photos (passport style photo)
m. DHS documents (if you have this)
n. Medical Report (from medical appointment)

Check out a video of the podcast here:

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How to complete the i-134 Affidavit of Support

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This is a walk through of the i134, affidavit of Support. We discuss the differences between i864 and i134 affidavit of support (AOS). There are some things that you will need to provide with the i134:
-1040
-w2
-employment verification letter
-1099 (if applicable)
-bank statement
-benefit verification letter (if applicable)

There are some great resources for completing the i134:
-http://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/i-134instr.pdf
-http://efilipinowomen.com/?p=3842
-http://www.state.gov/m/a/dir/regs/fam/09fam/index.htm
-http://blogs.usembassy.gov/philippines/k-visas-and-the-i-134-affidavit-of-support-iv/

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US Fiancee Visa Rights

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We talk to some petitioners and beneficiaries who have been abused, deceived and or mistreated. We discuss the rights of US Petitioner and beneficiary for K1/K3 Visa. The alien fiance is protected by several laws.

The I-134, Affidavit of Support is required by the US Embassy for K1 non immigrants. Filled out by the US Petitioner.

For the green card, US Petitioner must also create an I-864, Affidavit of Support which is legally binding in accordance with Immigration and Nationality Act – Title II – Section 213A (8 U.S.C. 1183a): Requirements for sponsor’s affidavit of support.

US Petitioner can report marriage fraud here. Have you been a victim of an immigration services scam, and need to find help? You can always report scams to the Federal Trade Commission. You may also file a complaint in your state:
uscis.gov/avoid-scams/report-immigration-scams

Immigrant Protection Resources:
VAWA – http://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/battered-spouse-children-parents

Human Trafficking – http://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/victims-human-trafficking-other-crimes/victims-criminal-activity-u-nonimmigrant-status/victims-criminal-activity-u-nonimmigrant-status

News Features addressed in this video:
http://www.kwtx.com/ourtown/home/headlines/Waco-Kenyan-Man-Detained-After-Appearance-On-Marriage-Fraud-Charge-324076471.html

http://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2015/09/09/marriage-fraud-scheme-aimed-to-help-chinese-get-us-residency

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/8/31/nan-hui-jo-abused-jailed-and-at-risk-of-deportation.html

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K-1 visa processk1 fiance visa videosStep 3

I129F Evidence of a genuine engagement

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The i129f petition evidence of a genuine engagement is one of the most important things that the beneficiary (foreign fiance) must present during his/her interview at the US embassy.  The beneficiary must prove that the relationship is real by submitting evidence to the US consular officer.  Examples of proof may include the samples of communication, photos of your meeting, receipt of engagement ring and/or letter of intent.

EPSON MFP image1. Communication. Conversations can be copies of chat sessions, snail mail, messages online or texts, phone call records and screenshots of emails can be presented to the consular officer.  If you communicate by viber, skype or fb, you can take a screenshot.  If the conversation is in another language, you can translate some of it.  Print out about 10-20 pages of your conversations. Do not overdo it.

 

EPSON MFP image2. Photos.  Create a photo album or a scrapbook of you and your fiances photos.  An ordinary photo album is also fine. It does not have to be fancy. You should also place date and location to justify your meeting. During your interview, you will be ask by the CO of when, where and how many times you met your fiance.

 

EPSON MFP image3. Receipt of engagement ring.  The receipt is optional.  If you do not have an official ring, you don’t need to submit a receipt.

 

 

k1-requirements4. Intent to marry.  A letter of intent to marry can be used in place of the receipt of engagement ring.  You can use the same letter of intent that you had used from the I129 packet. You can submit an updated letter and change the date of the letter prior to interview.

 

 

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i129f process application – Proof of meeting

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What are some of the things you can submit as “Proof of meeting” for the i129f packet?

Proof of meeting is one of the most important requirement in a k1 visa.  You have to be able to prove that your relationship with your fiance is real.  In order to do that, you must submit evidence to justify your relationship.  The evidence that needs to be provided must show the date and time of your meeting, your name on the receipts, and location should be available on the evidence you are presenting.  Samples of proof of meeting are below.

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Pictures.  One of the top things you can provide for proof of meeting is pictures.  People automatically associate you as a couple if you are holding each other close smiling.  But pictures are not the only thing you need.

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Flight tickets.  You can present flight tickets showing your flight details when you were meeting your fiance in his/her home country or abroad.k-1-visa-process-21-300x216

Passport stamps. Every time you enter another country your passport will be stamped. The stamp will show the the date of entry and the date of exit. It is strong proof to back up your plane tickets.i129f-process

Hotel Reservation Records/receipts. If you and your fiance have stayed in a hotel, then you can use hotel booking/receipt as an evidence. The hotel receipts will show the days of stay, date, name of the person who reserved the room and location of the hotel.

Restaurant receipts. You can also present restaurant receipts. Because it will show the person’s name paying the bill, the date and the location of the restaurant where you ate.

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courtesy of smsa.stanford.edu

Bank statements.  If you have a joint account or if your fiance is sending you money through the bank, you can present your bank statements.  It will show that you and your fiance has had transactions with each other that validates that the relationship is genuine.how-to-send-money-order

Remittance receipts.  If you and your fiance prefers remittance, you can present receipts. Remittance transaction are faster than bank transactions.  In the remittance receipts, both the sender and receiver’s names are present.NOA2 notice of action

You can also provide other receipts that will show the date and your names such as train tickets, bus tickets, entrance fee tickets and other purchases you had made to use it as additional proof.

 

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