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I just applied for K1 visa and saw that USCIS took our

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I just applied for K1 visa and saw that USCIS took our payment of $535 how long should i expect to wait to hear back about acceptance and if i don't hear back, how and who should i follow up with? i'm not using a lawyer as my fiance and i can't afford one

Lawyer's Assistant: We take care of them immediately, but sometimes it takes 3 to 5 days for the banks to process things. What is your official status? Do you have any pending applications or petitions with USCIS?

Yes, they already took payment from my credit card i haven't heard anything at all

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

I haven't

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Mmm nope. he's french citizen and we followed every step and triple checked our application before sending

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I hope someone explained that this process takes about 9 months or so from filing the I-129F until the visa is stamped. You want to know the breakdown?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I've been reading and researching on visajourney.com, which is how I got connected to this site. Yes, if you can let me know the next step after submitting application? I saw they already took my $535 payment from my credit card. So now do I wait for a letter or email?

Be careful with those sites. Often people don't know what they are talking about or they get lucky and have either applied in a location that is not busy or at a time that is not busy. This is why I generally say 9 months from start to visa stamping. It will take about 5 to 7 months for the I-129F to be approved. After that, the National Visa Center (NVC) and/or the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where your fiancee lives would send you letters asking for fees to be paid and a form and evidence to be submitted. The instructions are pretty clear. Once you send all of that in, the U.S. Embassy or Consulate will schedule an interview. If that goes well, then they will get a visa to come to the U.S. The process should take around 4 to 6 months or more after the I-129F is approved.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
okay thanks great!! thanks!
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
One last question: does hiring an immigration lawyer expedite this process? Or it's a waiting game in any case? I'm pretty good at following instructions and reading things 2 or 3 times to double check my work.

Unfortunately, it does not. If you have an emergency or urgent reason, you might be able to expedite it. Here are some links:

http://www.uscis.gov/forms/expedite-criteria

https://www.uscis.gov/policymanual/HTML/PolicyManual-Volume1-PartA-Chapter12.html

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