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#1 Randy W

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 04:48 AM

Information is edited on an ongoing basis, with priority given to current topics - information within a specific topic may or may not be up to date.
 CFL EZ FAQ - look here for specific information about the various stages of the visa process
Getting a Single Certificate - Affidavit of Single Status

Getting Married in China


Physical Contact Information for Consulates


USTravelDocs - Contact Us


Chinese Essential Documents - White Books -Notarial Certificates of Birth, Divorce Certificates, Police Certificates. and Marriage Certificates
Vaccinations - including instruction sheet from Consulate
 CCP Membership Issues
NVC Contact Information

 Change in how NVC handles K-3 petitions.
CR1/NVC Electronic Filing Processes - from hotbaozi, Sep., 2015

Emailing Issues with NVC Electronic Processing

Visitors Visa

EVUS - Your 10 yr visa is not enough!

I29F/K3 changes and NVC electronic processing for I-130/CR1
CFL Timelines, Forms & FAQ - some older timelines and information
johnny206 - Complete K-1 application sample
NOTE changes in Forms I-130 and I-130A, 2/27/2017 editions, REPLACING G-325A
This is from  https://www.uscis.gov/i-130 - my advice is to go with the new forms


Special Instructions






DCF - Direct Consular Filing of I-130 Petitions with USCIS Offices in Beijing or Guangzhou


A Guide to DCF For Dummies - from woodbreyjt, a very detailed and comprehensive description of the entire process, posted in May, 2016


USCIS Consulate Offices Information


CR1 DCF, Visa Approved and Issued - from djkasumi, Aug-Sep, 2015


Guide to IR-1 - a detailed write-up from kdavid3 (Nov., 2013 - Apr., 2014)


Filing DCF in Guangzhou; description of the process - from 2009, but still useful

 Other DCF Topics

Filing for a J-1 Visa HRR Waiver - see under AOS and Removal of Conditions


K2 Age-Out and AOS
Information about the process once the petition reaches the Consulate is maintained in a separate sub-forum
Consulate Process: P-3 ~ Interview



Authentication of Western Documents for Use in China


Chinese Letter of Authorization - "power of attorney" for use by relatives in China

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#2 Randy W

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 11:57 AM

CFL Timelines on Visa Journey


Click on the menu bar within this field to link to other functions. To view timelines for other visa types, click on 'View Common Visa Timelines'. 'CFL Forums' will simply bring you back to the CFL Forum page, but within this post.


To enter your own timeline information through VisaJourney.com, click on 'Edit or Add Timeline' under 'Timeline Functions',

or Click on this link - VJ China Timelines Login (Create a timeline)


VJ China Timelines Research


link to timelines on VJ Website Click on 'View Common Visa Timelines' to view Timelines for other visa types

#3 Randy W

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 09:07 AM

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

EZ-FAQ: Single document FAQ with forms and acronyms


Visa FAQ List of Questions

Visa FAQ



Interview FAQ

Interview Questions FAQ





Notable posts:

tax time and a few other questions (First IRS return filing info with a foreign spouse still living overseas.)

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