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We now at the stage of NOA1. We got our case number and I wonder when should we start preparing Affidavit of support form and by whom should be the one preparing it? The petitioner or the beneficiary?

Moreover, would it be a bad case or having higher chance to get denied if the petitioner currently is unemployed and ask family member to co-sponsoring for the K-1 visa?

Please help!

Thanks a lot

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*** Thread moved from USCIS Service Centers forum to the K-1 Process forum. ***


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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We now at the stage of NOA1. We got our case number and I wonder when should we start preparing Affidavit of support form and by whom should be the one preparing it? The petitioner or the beneficiary?

Moreover, would it be a bad case or having higher chance to get denied if the petitioner currently is unemployed and ask family member to co-sponsoring for the K-1 visa?

Please help!

Thanks a lot

You will bring the affidavit of support to the interview. The petitioner fills out the affidavit. You should not start to do this until your case is at least at the NVC. Doing it now when you only have your NOA1 can make your affidavit outdated by the time you're ready for the interview.






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The USC petitioner will fill out an I-134, and if you need a co-sponsor, they will fill out their own separate I-134.

Hong Kong interview checklist > http://hongkong.usconsulate.gov/iv_checklist.html


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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