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I know that London is an easy embassy to deal with as far as K-1 interviews and approvals are concerned, granted that those applicants are British/UK citizens. My fiance is a Pakistani citizen residing in the UK for the past few years on student visa as he studies there. He will be interviewing at the London embassy for his interview. He may be scrutinized more than UK citizen applicants. I am preparing documents of evidence for him, so I wanted any suggestions/advice.

This is what we have prepared/ planning to prepare:

1. Flight ticket receipts/boarding passes/itineraries/passport stamp copies for all trips

2. Photos in photo album

3. Email correspondence

4. Phone records

5. Snail mail

6. Congrats cards for our engagement from friends/family

7. Notarized, updated letter of intents to marry (from both of us)

8. A letter that I originally sent for the I-129F application explaining how we met/our "love story" that is notarized.

Is there anything else I should add?

P.S. I wanted to mention that we have a lot of photos in the album from our engagement ceremony. In Pakistan, it is very common to have engagement ceremonies. They in NO WAY look like marriage pictures at all, it was just a medium-sized dinner party with friends and family, and I and my fiance got dressed up for it (about 40 people altogether, we are not dressed as "bride and groom" just fancy). Besides engagement ceremony pictures, there are lots at various places we have visited together and with his family as well as pics of just us at various places.

Advice/ Suggestions???

Thanks!

-MARM

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I would make sure that the Affidavit of Support is letter perfect with lots of supporting evidence. That is something they scrutinize no matter what the intending immigrant's ethnicity.

Your relationship evidence sounds very complete.


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

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I would make sure that the Affidavit of Support is letter perfect with lots of supporting evidence. That is something they scrutinize no matter what the intending immigrant's ethnicity.

Your relationship evidence sounds very complete.

My mother is the co-sponsor since I am a full-time student.

She makes 6X more than the minimum required for K-1, and has two dependents.

She files joint taxes with my father (they are both married), but is co-sponsoring solely based on her income.

She is including:

1. Last 3 years' tax transcripts

2. Last 3 years' W-2s

3. Last 3 years' tax returns

4. Letter from employer

5. Pay stubs

6. Bank letter/ bank statements

7. A notarized letter that she has written saying that she will fully support my fiance

I also am including an I-134 even though I am a F/T student and I am including:

1. College letter saying I am F/T student

2. F/T student schedule on official paper

3. Notarized letter from me stating that my mother will co-sponsor and about my education and plans on securing a job soon and such details...

4. I worked seasonally in year 2007 so I am including the tax transcript, W-2, and tax return for that year, although it is nowhere near the required income for K-1. But I did work so I have to include it.

Is this fine for the Affidavit of Support (I-134)?

Any advice appreciated!

-MARM


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That sounds very thorough. I would suggest that you include something to show your mother is a USC like her birth certificate or biographical page of her passport (photocopies). It would support her statement of citizenship in question 1 of the I-134.

The Affidavit of Support I-864 for AOS often generates RFEs because, while the financials and documentation are adequate, there is nothing to prove that the co-sponsor is a USC. So the applicant gets an RFE to send the proof. It's going the "extra mile" for just a K1 interview and an I-134, but you sound like you want to cover your bases well because of him being a non-British citizen going through London.

You sound like you're doing a lot of research and are keeping very organized. Well done. Good luck to you.


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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That sounds very thorough. I would suggest that you include something to show your mother is a USC like her birth certificate or biographical page of her passport (photocopies). It would support her statement of citizenship in question 1 of the I-134.

The Affidavit of Support I-864 for AOS often generates RFEs because, while the financials and documentation are adequate, there is nothing to prove that the co-sponsor is a USC. So the applicant gets an RFE to send the proof. It's going the "extra mile" for just a K1 interview and an I-134, but you sound like you want to cover your bases well because of him being a non-British citizen going through London.

You sound like you're doing a lot of research and are keeping very organized. Well done. Good luck to you.

Thank you for replying!

Yes, I am including a copy of my mother's naturalization certificate as proof of her citizenship.

I will keep this in mind for the AOS also.


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