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Okay, so I am looking over all the supposed requirements that I need to send over to my SO. I just spoke to DOS today, and Packet 3 has been mailed to her, so yeah, crunch time on my end!

*The I-134 talks about submitting evidence "in duplicate" but so far I don't believe we've done that. Is this really necessary? If so, what about photocopies? My co-sponsor has two original letters regarding his employment, but I believe he only got one from the bank for his account. Can we just send one of each? Or if we need to send more than one, is photocopying any of these acceptable?

-On that note, do the supporting statements need to be notarized too, or is it just the I-134? From where I sit it seems like all, but maybe it's just the official document, no?

*How much of the original I-129F package really needs to be sent to her? Do I really need to fill out the Biographical Information again? Do I need more passport pictures of myself? I mean...yeah. I really don't want to have to do those things again, so if any of you were approved and never did any of that, that would be cool. (Of course, now all of you will come forward and say 'they never asked but we had it anyway')

*Regarding employment on my end: I only have one pay stub from my job now, which is federal work study anyway. What should I do about that? I have some back pay stubs from my old job, but they are a few months old. Should I just include what I have now and be like "This is all I have to show for it" or what? I think I can get one more tomorrow cause I just got paid today but yeah. That's two, I guess. Hm.

That's all I have for now, but yeah. I want to make sure I send her over just enough stuff and don't either under or overdo it, Etc.

Thanks!


Our Immigration Journey!

I-129F

July 27, 2007 - NOA1 Received!!!!!!!!!

July 28, 2007 - Touch

November 28, 2007 - Touch!?

November 28, 2007 - NOA2 Received!!!!!!!!!!!!

December 5, 2007 - Told by NVC that our case has already been forwarded to London!

December 11, 2007 - Packet 3 mailed out by London!

January 08 - Packet 3 lost in the mail, waiting on a new one...

January 14, 2008 - Packet 3 finally received!

March 3, 2008 - Medical Appointment

April 10, 2008 - VISA INTERVIEW!!!!!! - APPROVED!!!!!

April 15, 2008 - Visa in hand!

May 12, 2008 - POE in the US!!!!

June 21, 2008 - Wedding!!!!!!!

I-485

July 30, 2008 - Filed for AOS

August 8, 2008 - NOA's received! (for 485, 765, 131)

August 27th, 2008 - Biometrics Appointment

September 22nd, 2008 - Case transferred to CSC

October 3rd, 2008 - Case at CSC, Touched, Touched again on 7th

October 20, 2008 - AP and EAD Approved!!!

October 27, 2008 - AP and EAD Received!!!

December 19th, and 21st 2008 - Touched

January 26th, 2009 - RFE...

February 27th, 2009 - NOTICE MAILED WELCOMING NEW PERMANENT RESIDENT!!

March 6, 2009 - GREEN CARD RECEIVED!!! LPR STATUS NOW OFFICIAL!!!

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You know, you must think I'm an idiot by simply posting links back to that.

It never occurred to you that I in fact have read that guide?

I have. I am posting because I feel I need more information. The guide did not answer every question I have.


Our Immigration Journey!

I-129F

July 27, 2007 - NOA1 Received!!!!!!!!!

July 28, 2007 - Touch

November 28, 2007 - Touch!?

November 28, 2007 - NOA2 Received!!!!!!!!!!!!

December 5, 2007 - Told by NVC that our case has already been forwarded to London!

December 11, 2007 - Packet 3 mailed out by London!

January 08 - Packet 3 lost in the mail, waiting on a new one...

January 14, 2008 - Packet 3 finally received!

March 3, 2008 - Medical Appointment

April 10, 2008 - VISA INTERVIEW!!!!!! - APPROVED!!!!!

April 15, 2008 - Visa in hand!

May 12, 2008 - POE in the US!!!!

June 21, 2008 - Wedding!!!!!!!

I-485

July 30, 2008 - Filed for AOS

August 8, 2008 - NOA's received! (for 485, 765, 131)

August 27th, 2008 - Biometrics Appointment

September 22nd, 2008 - Case transferred to CSC

October 3rd, 2008 - Case at CSC, Touched, Touched again on 7th

October 20, 2008 - AP and EAD Approved!!!

October 27, 2008 - AP and EAD Received!!!

December 19th, and 21st 2008 - Touched

January 26th, 2009 - RFE...

February 27th, 2009 - NOTICE MAILED WELCOMING NEW PERMANENT RESIDENT!!

March 6, 2009 - GREEN CARD RECEIVED!!! LPR STATUS NOW OFFICIAL!!!

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Okay, so I am looking over all the supposed requirements that I need to send over to my SO. I just spoke to DOS today, and Packet 3 has been mailed to her, so yeah, crunch time on my end!

*The I-134 talks about submitting evidence "in duplicate" but so far I don't believe we've done that. Is this really necessary? If so, what about photocopies? My co-sponsor has two original letters regarding his employment, but I believe he only got one from the bank for his account. Can we just send one of each? Or if we need to send more than one, is photocopying any of these acceptable?

-On that note, do the supporting statements need to be notarized too, or is it just the I-134? From where I sit it seems like all, but maybe it's just the official document, no?

*How much of the original I-129F package really needs to be sent to her? Do I really need to fill out the Biographical Information again? Do I need more passport pictures of myself? I mean...yeah. I really don't want to have to do those things again, so if any of you were approved and never did any of that, that would be cool. (Of course, now all of you will come forward and say 'they never asked but we had it anyway')

*Regarding employment on my end: I only have one pay stub from my job now, which is federal work study anyway. What should I do about that? I have some back pay stubs from my old job, but they are a few months old. Should I just include what I have now and be like "This is all I have to show for it" or what? I think I can get one more tomorrow cause I just got paid today but yeah. That's two, I guess. Hm.

That's all I have for now, but yeah. I want to make sure I send her over just enough stuff and don't either under or overdo it, Etc.

Thanks!

I am also getting all my docs ready and here's what I did:

I made a copy of all the I134 and all supporting docs and attached the copy to each document as well as a copy for my records. I do not believe the supporting evidence needs to be notarized, just the I134 itself. that makes sense since its the only one you sign. I have duplicate originals from my bank and employer too, but I am only sending 1 original with a copy of each and keeping the other for my records.

From the original I129F I am including my (the USC) birth certificate, passport title page, my certified divorce decree from my first marriage just in case. it does not ask for it, it only requires the beneficiaries birth certificate and docs from the checklist, but I figure it can't hurt. you do not need passport photos for you, only for your fiancee and she needs to have a set of 4 for the interview and a separate set of 4 for the medical (american sized)

About your employment, I would include any paycheck stubs you can. I included originals with copies of each. I am also including the last 3 years of tax returns and W2's as I have heard London is pretty particular about seeing these. I included originals and copies of each.

I am also including originals and copies of the NOA1 and NOA2 as well as the NVC letter and an updated letter of intent to marry. this may all be over kill, but better safe than sorry.

I hope this helps. I read every post I could on this topic and I think I have everything I need from what I can tell. Good luck to you.

Sara

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I believe if you are submitting copies of your tax returns that they must be notarized abd you must also include the supporting W2. However, if you order an official tax transcript from the IRS, the notarization and W2 is not needed.

You could wait a bit to send the stuff to your fiance since the Affidavit of supprt is not needed until the interview. That will give you more time to amass pay stubs if you are very concerned about that. However, since you are relying on the cosponsor so heavily, I wouldn't worry about the paystubs.

And FWIW, I agree with you about the guides. Theya re helpful, but its nice to hear form someone who has recently successfully completed the process shar his/her experience.

Note to Sara: Do not give the the original NOA2. It isn't needed for the interview, but for AOS. I personally wouldn't risk losing that as a replacement costs something ridiculous, like $380.

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Oh, I was somewhat under the impression that she needed this information ASAP.

So you mean she doesn't need all these documents until...she's sent Packet 3 back and has gotten Packet 4 (and thus her interview date), is that correct?

Also, again, did anyone fill out the Biographical Information again? I mean I know I have to do that at the AOS stage, but I am thinking it's not necessary on my end again now...is it?


Our Immigration Journey!

I-129F

July 27, 2007 - NOA1 Received!!!!!!!!!

July 28, 2007 - Touch

November 28, 2007 - Touch!?

November 28, 2007 - NOA2 Received!!!!!!!!!!!!

December 5, 2007 - Told by NVC that our case has already been forwarded to London!

December 11, 2007 - Packet 3 mailed out by London!

January 08 - Packet 3 lost in the mail, waiting on a new one...

January 14, 2008 - Packet 3 finally received!

March 3, 2008 - Medical Appointment

April 10, 2008 - VISA INTERVIEW!!!!!! - APPROVED!!!!!

April 15, 2008 - Visa in hand!

May 12, 2008 - POE in the US!!!!

June 21, 2008 - Wedding!!!!!!!

I-485

July 30, 2008 - Filed for AOS

August 8, 2008 - NOA's received! (for 485, 765, 131)

August 27th, 2008 - Biometrics Appointment

September 22nd, 2008 - Case transferred to CSC

October 3rd, 2008 - Case at CSC, Touched, Touched again on 7th

October 20, 2008 - AP and EAD Approved!!!

October 27, 2008 - AP and EAD Received!!!

December 19th, and 21st 2008 - Touched

January 26th, 2009 - RFE...

February 27th, 2009 - NOTICE MAILED WELCOMING NEW PERMANENT RESIDENT!!

March 6, 2009 - GREEN CARD RECEIVED!!! LPR STATUS NOW OFFICIAL!!!

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The instructions on Packet 3 indicate that the following forms must be completed and returned with the checklist:

DS-230 Part 1

DS-156

DS-156K

DS-157 (if applicable, for Amy it isn't)

Step 2 is to collect the documents on the checklist, indicating that you have them. Its specifically states on page 2 of Packet 3 "Please keep these documents to present on the day of your interview."

So yes, she needs this stuff, but not like yesterday. I'm visiting my fiance on Jan. 19 and am hand delivering those documents hen as there is no way he'll have an interview scheduled prior to that.

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Okay, so my cosponsor has gathered his information as per the I-134.

There are four options on the I-134 that can be used for Supporting Evidence, and we have options A and B because options C and D (about self employment and bonds) don't apply to him.

Well, several of you talk about pay stubs and tax returns and stuff, but he doesn't seem to think those will be necessary. If we're going by the letter of the I-134 (that is, we're going by what the I-134 asks for) those things are not listed as being necessary.

So...this shouldn't be a problem, right? I mean. I understand the desire to want to prove that you meet the requirements for taking care of your beneficiary, but.

Unless somebody knows of something somewhere that specifically states that London absolutely requires these documents, I'm not going to worry about it. Reading through the VJ guide and FAQ (in case anyone doesn't think I've done that) doesn't produce anything mentioning these things, and the important document, the I-134, doesn't either.

Seems to me that we've done what's been asked of us.


Our Immigration Journey!

I-129F

July 27, 2007 - NOA1 Received!!!!!!!!!

July 28, 2007 - Touch

November 28, 2007 - Touch!?

November 28, 2007 - NOA2 Received!!!!!!!!!!!!

December 5, 2007 - Told by NVC that our case has already been forwarded to London!

December 11, 2007 - Packet 3 mailed out by London!

January 08 - Packet 3 lost in the mail, waiting on a new one...

January 14, 2008 - Packet 3 finally received!

March 3, 2008 - Medical Appointment

April 10, 2008 - VISA INTERVIEW!!!!!! - APPROVED!!!!!

April 15, 2008 - Visa in hand!

May 12, 2008 - POE in the US!!!!

June 21, 2008 - Wedding!!!!!!!

I-485

July 30, 2008 - Filed for AOS

August 8, 2008 - NOA's received! (for 485, 765, 131)

August 27th, 2008 - Biometrics Appointment

September 22nd, 2008 - Case transferred to CSC

October 3rd, 2008 - Case at CSC, Touched, Touched again on 7th

October 20, 2008 - AP and EAD Approved!!!

October 27, 2008 - AP and EAD Received!!!

December 19th, and 21st 2008 - Touched

January 26th, 2009 - RFE...

February 27th, 2009 - NOTICE MAILED WELCOMING NEW PERMANENT RESIDENT!!

March 6, 2009 - GREEN CARD RECEIVED!!! LPR STATUS NOW OFFICIAL!!!

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A few people have had their visas approved pending receipt of supporting tax docs, at least the last taxes filed. RosemarieL, for example, included hers, but awhile back (like Aug) Dwny&Tommy were pended for no tax return. Personally, I won't take the chance and have my tax transcripts ready to go with my I-134.

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...I mean, again. Where does it say anything about needing tax transcripts?

I think I may have to find a way to email or call the embassy because I'm not going to the trouble if it's not necessary. And based on what I have read, it doesn't seem to be. -_-


Our Immigration Journey!

I-129F

July 27, 2007 - NOA1 Received!!!!!!!!!

July 28, 2007 - Touch

November 28, 2007 - Touch!?

November 28, 2007 - NOA2 Received!!!!!!!!!!!!

December 5, 2007 - Told by NVC that our case has already been forwarded to London!

December 11, 2007 - Packet 3 mailed out by London!

January 08 - Packet 3 lost in the mail, waiting on a new one...

January 14, 2008 - Packet 3 finally received!

March 3, 2008 - Medical Appointment

April 10, 2008 - VISA INTERVIEW!!!!!! - APPROVED!!!!!

April 15, 2008 - Visa in hand!

May 12, 2008 - POE in the US!!!!

June 21, 2008 - Wedding!!!!!!!

I-485

July 30, 2008 - Filed for AOS

August 8, 2008 - NOA's received! (for 485, 765, 131)

August 27th, 2008 - Biometrics Appointment

September 22nd, 2008 - Case transferred to CSC

October 3rd, 2008 - Case at CSC, Touched, Touched again on 7th

October 20, 2008 - AP and EAD Approved!!!

October 27, 2008 - AP and EAD Received!!!

December 19th, and 21st 2008 - Touched

January 26th, 2009 - RFE...

February 27th, 2009 - NOTICE MAILED WELCOMING NEW PERMANENT RESIDENT!!

March 6, 2009 - GREEN CARD RECEIVED!!! LPR STATUS NOW OFFICIAL!!!

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i'm getting my co-sponsor to get tax transcripts. I rather take more than they want than less.

Does anyone know how much it costs and how long it takes to get transcripts?


MY TIMELINES

K1

06/21/2007 - petition mailed....finally

07/09/2007 - NOA1 (hard copy 07/11/2007)

11/13/2007 - NOA2...127days after filing (hard copy 11/17/07)

12/22/2007 - packet 3 rec. (12/28/2007 returned)

01/11/2008 - medical (allergic to tetanus shot, requirement waived)

02/05/2008 - interview @ 10am - APPROVED!!!!!!

03/12/2008 - Flying Glasgow - Dublin - Chicago - Omaha

05/31/2008 - WEDDING

AOS

07/31/2008 - AOS and EAD finally mailed

08/02/2008 - Delivered

08/08/2008 - Check cleared

08/11/2008 - NOA1's for AOS and EAD recieved (reciept date 08/07/2008)

08/16/2008 - Biometrics letter recieved

09/09/2008 - Biometrics at 1pm, Omaha

09/26/2008 - AOS transferred to CSC

09/29/2008 - AOS touched (took out envelope at CSC and put in new pile)

10/03/2008 - AOS touched (probably that RFE coming soon!!!!)

10/06/2008 - AOS touched AGAIN!!! (surely it's an RFE)

10/15/2008 - EAD CARD PRODUCTION ORDERED!!!!YEY!!!

10/27/2008 - EAD IN HAND

01/12/2009 - AOS touched

01/26/2009 - Email from CRIS. GREENCARD PRODUCTION ORDERED..YIPPPPEEE

ROC

10/25/2010 - ROC mailed

11/15/2010 - NOA1 and check cashed

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...I mean, again. Where does it say anything about needing tax transcripts?

I think I may have to find a way to email or call the embassy because I'm not going to the trouble if it's not necessary. And based on what I have read, it doesn't seem to be. -_-

It doesn't say it! But London are asking for it anyway. So, if anecdotal evidence suggests that you should be prepared to produce supporting tax docs, then if I were in your shoes, which I am, I would supply the tax docs! I don't want to be delayed one more day than I have to be.

i'm getting my co-sponsor to get tax transcripts. I rather take more than they want than less.

Does anyone know how much it costs and how long it takes to get transcripts?

Tax transcripts are free and I got mine in exactly one week from ordering them. You can call the IRS 800 # and order them over the automated system.

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Can anyone vouch for emailing or calling the embassy and speaking to them? Is it really as difficult or expensive as I think it is?

Cause I would really like to hear this information from someone at the embassy...


Our Immigration Journey!

I-129F

July 27, 2007 - NOA1 Received!!!!!!!!!

July 28, 2007 - Touch

November 28, 2007 - Touch!?

November 28, 2007 - NOA2 Received!!!!!!!!!!!!

December 5, 2007 - Told by NVC that our case has already been forwarded to London!

December 11, 2007 - Packet 3 mailed out by London!

January 08 - Packet 3 lost in the mail, waiting on a new one...

January 14, 2008 - Packet 3 finally received!

March 3, 2008 - Medical Appointment

April 10, 2008 - VISA INTERVIEW!!!!!! - APPROVED!!!!!

April 15, 2008 - Visa in hand!

May 12, 2008 - POE in the US!!!!

June 21, 2008 - Wedding!!!!!!!

I-485

July 30, 2008 - Filed for AOS

August 8, 2008 - NOA's received! (for 485, 765, 131)

August 27th, 2008 - Biometrics Appointment

September 22nd, 2008 - Case transferred to CSC

October 3rd, 2008 - Case at CSC, Touched, Touched again on 7th

October 20, 2008 - AP and EAD Approved!!!

October 27, 2008 - AP and EAD Received!!!

December 19th, and 21st 2008 - Touched

January 26th, 2009 - RFE...

February 27th, 2009 - NOTICE MAILED WELCOMING NEW PERMANENT RESIDENT!!

March 6, 2009 - GREEN CARD RECEIVED!!! LPR STATUS NOW OFFICIAL!!!

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Can anyone vouch for emailing or calling the embassy and speaking to them? Is it really as difficult or expensive as I think it is?

Cause I would really like to hear this information from someone at the embassy...

Plenty of people have.

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...ing+the+embassy

Best Way to contact consulate

Best way to contact is through e-mail, although you need to phone them to get the 'code' to send them an email.

Upon sending an email, will likely receive an automated message that the email was deleted without being read, but that was instituted around the terrorist attacks in London (7/7) and has been in place since.

LondonConsular@state.gov

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