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I-134 Affidavit of Support and Civil Documents

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Hello,

Quick question. On the paperwork that my fiancee recieved from the Embassy, it states that she must bring the original I-134 Affidavit of Support with her to the interview. According to our lawyer, the Embassy already has the original I-134 Affivdavit of Support becasue it was sent in with all the other paperwork. Anyone have an experience with this? I am assuming that I should trust my lawyer but I just want to make sure there will not be any snags at the interview.

The paperwork also states that all Civil Documents must be originals. What exactly are the Civil Doucments? I am assuming it means her birth certificate, police clearances, passport, etc. But I want to make sure.

Thank you all in advance for your help.


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ghana
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Hello,

Quick question. On the paperwork that my fiancee recieved from the Embassy, it states that she must bring the original I-134 Affidavit of Support with her to the interview. According to our lawyer, the Embassy already has the original I-134 Affivdavit of Support becasue it was sent in with all the other paperwork. Anyone have an experience with this? I am assuming that I should trust my lawyer but I just want to make sure there will not be any snags at the interview. The I-134 is needed for the interview. What other paperwork did you send it in with? It is best if it is dated as close to the interview as possible.

The paperwork also states that all Civil Documents must be originals. What exactly are the Civil Doucments? I am assuming it means her birth certificate, police clearances, passport, etc. But I want to make sure. Yes, all those need to be originals. If she wants to get originals back (like her birth certificate) she can take a copy with her along with the original so that the CO can see it.

Thank you all in advance for your help.

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: South Africa
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In the very begining the I-134 was one of the forms my Lawyer filled out and I went to get notarized and signed. According to Lawyer, this was sent to the Embassy with all the other paperowrk for the visa and that all my fiancee needs is a copy of it just in case it got lost in the shuffle soem how.

So if she doesnt have a copy of her birth certificate with the original, they will keep the original? That doesnt make much sense..... How can they just keep her original birth certificate?


K-1 Visa

Event Date

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : South Africa

I-129F Sent : 2007-09-18

I-129F NOA1 : 2007-09-19

I-129F RFE(s) :

RFE Reply(s) :

I-129F NOA2 : 2008-02-11

NVC Received :

NVC Left : 2008-02-25

Consulate Received :

Packet 3 Received : 2008-03-25

Packet 3 Sent : 2008-04-16

Packet 4 Received : 2008-04-25

Interview Date : 2008-05-29

Arrived in U.S.A (POE Detroit, MI): 6/11/08

Married: 8/8/08

AOS

Package sent to Chicago Lockbox: 9/11/08

Package Delievered by USPS: 9/13/08

Check Cashed according to Online Banking: 9/19/2008

Recieved NOA's for I-485, I-131, and I-765: 9/22/08

Biometrics Appt: 10/14/08

I-765 and I-485 Touched: 10/14/08

Changed Address Online: 12/5/08

Changed Address Over Phone: 12/5/08

Sent in AR-11 and I-865: 12/9/08

CRIS Email on I-131 Approval Notice Sent: 12/10/08

CRIS Email on I-765 Card Production Ordered: 12/10/08

I-485 Touched: 12/10/08

AP Recieved: 12/15/08

EAD Recieved: 12/19/08

Interview Letter Recieved: 2/12/09

Interview Date: 4/6/09

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In the very begining the I-134 was one of the forms my Lawyer filled out and I went to get notarized and signed. According to Lawyer, this was sent to the Embassy with all the other paperowrk for the visa and that all my fiancee needs is a copy of it just in case it got lost in the shuffle soem how.

I would get another original of this for her, just in case. During this process I am trying to err on the side of extreme caution...I'd rather my fiance brought too many copies of something than we be denied because he needed it. I just don't think it's worth the risk!

So if she doesnt have a copy of her birth certificate with the original, they will keep the original? That doesnt make much sense..... How can they just keep her original birth certificate?

Which of you is the USC? My fiance and I have both ordered two official copies of our birth certificates, just in case they decide they need to keep it. I don't know what the laws in the country you're dealing with are, though. I know in some places there can only be one valid copy of the birth certificate at a time. I agree with the person who said to bring a copy of it. I don't think they would keep it...but better safe than sorry. They might just keep it and give/mail it back with the passport (they will keep the passport until the visa papers are in it).


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ghana
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In the very begining the I-134 was one of the forms my Lawyer filled out and I went to get notarized and signed. According to Lawyer, this was sent to the Embassy with all the other paperowrk for the visa and that all my fiancee needs is a copy of it just in case it got lost in the shuffle soem how.

The I-134 is NOT needed for the initial petiton and should not have been sent at that time. I don't know what the chances are of the consulate having it but I would get a more recent one done just in case.

You need an ORIGINAL I-134 for the interview. If you send a copy they are going to ask your fiancee to get another one from you. The I-134 is evaluated by the CO, not USCIS.

My advice: get another one and send to your fiancee. Don't count on everything in your packet to make it to the consulate. Things do get lost in transit. Plus, the I-134 needs to be dated as close to the interview as possible. With a gap of over 6 months the CO will probably ask for a new one anyways.

So if she doesnt have a copy of her birth certificate with the original, they will keep the original? That doesnt make much sense..... How can they just keep her original birth certificate?

That's why I said she should take a copy with her. If she takes a copy and the original the CO can look at the original and then keep the copy. Its just for the CO to verify. If she only goes with the original and the CO wants to keep it, then that is that.

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: South Africa
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Thank you for the advise. I am going to fill out new I-134 , get it notorized and send it to her. I am including all the new information, since I got a job since I filled out the last one. Would there be any problems if the new one does not match the old one? the only differences would be that I am employed and that I make more money.


K-1 Visa

Event Date

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : South Africa

I-129F Sent : 2007-09-18

I-129F NOA1 : 2007-09-19

I-129F RFE(s) :

RFE Reply(s) :

I-129F NOA2 : 2008-02-11

NVC Received :

NVC Left : 2008-02-25

Consulate Received :

Packet 3 Received : 2008-03-25

Packet 3 Sent : 2008-04-16

Packet 4 Received : 2008-04-25

Interview Date : 2008-05-29

Arrived in U.S.A (POE Detroit, MI): 6/11/08

Married: 8/8/08

AOS

Package sent to Chicago Lockbox: 9/11/08

Package Delievered by USPS: 9/13/08

Check Cashed according to Online Banking: 9/19/2008

Recieved NOA's for I-485, I-131, and I-765: 9/22/08

Biometrics Appt: 10/14/08

I-765 and I-485 Touched: 10/14/08

Changed Address Online: 12/5/08

Changed Address Over Phone: 12/5/08

Sent in AR-11 and I-865: 12/9/08

CRIS Email on I-131 Approval Notice Sent: 12/10/08

CRIS Email on I-765 Card Production Ordered: 12/10/08

I-485 Touched: 12/10/08

AP Recieved: 12/15/08

EAD Recieved: 12/19/08

Interview Letter Recieved: 2/12/09

Interview Date: 4/6/09

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: South Africa
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Excellent! Yeah, she has my letter from my employer with my annual income on it.


K-1 Visa

Event Date

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : South Africa

I-129F Sent : 2007-09-18

I-129F NOA1 : 2007-09-19

I-129F RFE(s) :

RFE Reply(s) :

I-129F NOA2 : 2008-02-11

NVC Received :

NVC Left : 2008-02-25

Consulate Received :

Packet 3 Received : 2008-03-25

Packet 3 Sent : 2008-04-16

Packet 4 Received : 2008-04-25

Interview Date : 2008-05-29

Arrived in U.S.A (POE Detroit, MI): 6/11/08

Married: 8/8/08

AOS

Package sent to Chicago Lockbox: 9/11/08

Package Delievered by USPS: 9/13/08

Check Cashed according to Online Banking: 9/19/2008

Recieved NOA's for I-485, I-131, and I-765: 9/22/08

Biometrics Appt: 10/14/08

I-765 and I-485 Touched: 10/14/08

Changed Address Online: 12/5/08

Changed Address Over Phone: 12/5/08

Sent in AR-11 and I-865: 12/9/08

CRIS Email on I-131 Approval Notice Sent: 12/10/08

CRIS Email on I-765 Card Production Ordered: 12/10/08

I-485 Touched: 12/10/08

AP Recieved: 12/15/08

EAD Recieved: 12/19/08

Interview Letter Recieved: 2/12/09

Interview Date: 4/6/09

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Filed: Country: United Kingdom
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Hello,

quick question about the federal tax returns needed. We have heard that the paperwork is going to the embassy in London, but we dont yet have a date. Im concerned we may have left some of the document gathering until too late: the IRS website states that obtaining federal tax returns may take up to sixty days which I dont think Ill have at this rate. Are the "transcripts" of tax returns acceptible as evidence, if everything is notarized officially? And can documents from such things as Turbo Tax (Im English and not yet familiar with the American tax system, but Im refering to the computer programs people buy and use to calculate taxes) be used as part of the Affadavit (if its been approved and accepted by the IRS)?

Jack.

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Hello,

quick question about the federal tax returns needed. We have heard that the paperwork is going to the embassy in London, but we dont yet have a date. Im concerned we may have left some of the document gathering until too late: the IRS website states that obtaining federal tax returns may take up to sixty days which I dont think Ill have at this rate. Are the "transcripts" of tax returns acceptible as evidence, if everything is notarized officially? And can documents from such things as Turbo Tax (Im English and not yet familiar with the American tax system, but Im refering to the computer programs people buy and use to calculate taxes) be used as part of the Affadavit (if its been approved and accepted by the IRS)?

Jack.

Tax transcripts are fine. If you submit those you do not need the W2's.

If you are going to use the tax returns that you print from Turbo Tax or similar programs you need to include the W2s and 1099s (which is what we did and those were accepted).


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