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arrowGot an RFE... confused and frustrated
December 18, 2014, 6:29 pm Last comment by Adelaid3

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So I got an RFE today... asking for the civil documents of course since I havent sent it off yet, but on the last page it says this...



Form I-864, Affidavit of Support, & Financial Evidence

 Please review the instructions below then refer to the final page of this checklist for mailing
I-864, Affidavit of Support Checklist
In Part 1. Basis for Filing Affidavit of Support, please correct the following...
In Part 2. Information on the Principal Immigrant, please correct the following...
In Part 3, Information on the Immigrant(s) You are sponsoring, please correct the following...
In Part 4. Information on the Sponsor, please correct the following...
In Part 5. Sponsor's Household Size, please correct the following...
In Part 6. Sponsor's Income and Employment, please correct the following...
In Part 8, Sponsor's Contract, please correct the following...
The Form I-864 we received was missing the following page(s). Please ensure you include all nine pages when you
resubmit the form.
You must submit the following financial evidence:
[x] Proof of U.S. citizenship, nationality, or Lawful Permanent Resident status (examples: a copy of your birth
certificate, certificate of naturalization, certificate of citizenship, consular report of birth abroad to citizen
parents, or a copy of the biographic data page of your U.S. passport).
NVC Special Instructions


I sent in a copy of his birth certificate.. so I don't understand why they're asking for it again. Was it supposed to be long form?  I had made a copy of it before I sent it in, but do I have to redo the entire i-864 package and resend it in? INCLUDING both sponsors and not just the co sponsor ? OR just the form? I also included previous 6 mo of bank statements, letter from VA and SSI since it was related to his income... I really don't want to do all the extra hassle if it isnt necessary.. (getting new bank statements, putting together package and making a copy of that etc) Any help is appreciated. Should I just call NVC and ask?? Does this also mean that the only problem they had was with the birth certificate? Maybe they wanted the original or something...


Basically, can I just fill out the form (for sponsor and co-sponsor ; co sponsor is the one that they ask for birth cert) and include the apparently missing birth certificate and just send it in? Or do the whole song and dance?


EDIT: I checked the copy I sent in and it is long form.. more confused now

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December 18, 2014, 6:19 pm Last comment by naron&yshie

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Hi guys!!! NVC emailed me already that they already received our new aos form dated 12-15-2014 and I am really praying that it will be all just fine and nothing wrong with it anymore... i yold my husband to review it 5times before sending it to NVC... also I am praying that we woulf only have to wait for 60 more days or less to have our case complete... I have been so stressed of the process for few months already and me and husband just want to be together real soon. But right now knowing that my husband will be home in February helps ease the stress of waiting :) hopefully by february we will hear good news from NVC... praying will be scheduled soon :)

Anyways how do we know what center processes our case? All i know is that i have sent all requirements to porthsmouth NH... do anyone knows what service center it is?

Goodluck to all of us!!!!

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arrowDependents on I-864 form
December 18, 2014, 6:09 pm Last comment by pilotkausa

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I have been searching for similar situation as my husband and I have but haven't found anything yet.

We are in a process of filling for AOS from F-1 visa. One of the questions in I-864 confused me.

My husband has 2 minor kids from his previous relationship. Kid's mother and he were never married. He pays child support for him and he is not a custodial parent.

the question is should I count those 2 kids in out family size if they never live with us and he never in his life claimed them on tax return.

From what I've read on this forum is than a lot of people have said that if a family member doesn't live with you and you never claimed him/her on your tax return, you should not mention him/her in the I-864 form.

Is this correct?

Have anyone had a such experience?

I would appreciate any help from you guys.

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arrowIs there a time restriction between the medical and interview
December 18, 2014, 5:53 pm Last comment by IRIScv

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Hello fellow VJers,

Our I-129F has been approved and we are preparing all documents for the interview. Since my fiancee has worked in Japan 6 months one of those documents is a police clearance from the Japanese embassy. Since we live on Mindanao Island we have to fly to Manila to request for that police clearance, is it possible to fly to Manila and request for the police clearance and at the same time do the medical? I have read that to receive the police clearance it may take up to 3 months. Is there a time restriction between the time you take your medical and the time you set up your interview? Will the US embassy allow you an interview even though the medical was done 3 to 4 months prior? Thank you in advance for any answers.

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arrowOld Version
December 18, 2014, 5:52 pm Last comment by IRIScv

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Don't know how I missed this, but I sent in outdated version of N-400 and today just got it returned. Will have to fill out newest N-400 and re-send. Damn!  :cry: 



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