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I-134 for Interview @ embassy

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Belgium
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Dear VJers,

My fiancé and I did not expect that it would take 5 months to get the NOA2 when we did send in the petition. That's why my fiancé started to collect everything needed for the I-134 (Affidavit of support) almost 3 months ago. By the time I have my interview some of those documents will be about 4 months old. We don't mind to replace for example the older stubs by newer ones, but it seems a little overkill to do the whole thing over (for example asking bank and employer to write a new letter). I wanted to make sure this is the right decision. That's why my question to you is if anyone of you was in this situation before and what you did. Or if anyone knows if anywhere is mentioned how long the document I-134 and its attachments are valid.

Thanks in advance for your advise!


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: China
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In any case a bank letter is NOT a requirement. And yep a 4 month old employer letter can be a little stale.

Bank letter is only used if using the balance on account as an asset, which most do not need since income is more than sufficient.


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Dear VJers,

My fiancé and I did not expect that it would take 5 months to get the NOA2 when we did send in the petition. That's why my fiancé started to collect everything needed for the I-134 (Affidavit of support) almost 3 months ago. By the time I have my interview some of those documents will be about 4 months old. We don't mind to replace for example the older stubs by newer ones, but it seems a little overkill to do the whole thing over (for example asking bank and employer to write a new letter). I wanted to make sure this is the right decision. That's why my question to you is if anyone of you was in this situation before and what you did. Or if anyone knows if anywhere is mentioned how long the document I-134 and its attachments are valid.

Thanks in advance for your advise!

It is good that you were trying to work in advance and prepare, yet the documents would now probably be too old at the time of the interview. He could easily get his most current pay stubs in order and I would imagine that a new letter from his employer would not be very difficult to get. Yes, a little bit of more work, but better to be prepared than to receive a denial or a case delay because the papers were a bit old!


August 23, 2010 - I-129 F package sent via USPS priority mail with delivery confirmation.

August 30, 2010 - Per Department of Homeland Security (DHS) e-mail, petition received and routed to California Service Center for processing. Check cashed. I-797C Notice of Action by mail (NOA 1) - Received date 08/25/2010. Notice date 08/27/2010.

After 150 days of imposed anxious patience...

January 24, 2011 - Per USCIS website, petition approved and notice mailed.

January 31, 2011 - Approval receipt notice (NOA 2) received by mail. Called NVC, given Santo Domingo case number, and informed that petition was sent same day to consulate.

Called Visa Specialist at the Department of State every day for a case update. Informed of interview date on February, 16 2011. Informed that packet was mailed to fiance on February, 15 2011.

February 21, 2011 - Fiance has not yet received packet. Called 1-877-804-5402 (Visa Information Center of the United States Embassy) to request a duplicate packet in person pick-up at the US consulate in Santo Domingo. Packet can be picked-up by fiance on 02/28.

March 1, 2011 - Medical exam completed at Consultorios de Visa in Santo Domingo.

March 9, 2011 at 6 AM - Interview, approved!

March 18, 2011 - POE together. JFK and O'Hare airports. Legal wedding: May 16, 2011.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Everything needs to be as close to the interview date as possible to avoid RFEs for new evidence. The more up-to-date you have it the better it is.


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Belgium
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Thank you guys for your quick reply and honest advise!

I didn't know the bank letter wasn't necessary.

What would you say are necessary documents to add to the I-134?

Thanks again for helping! :-)


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Thank you guys for your quick reply and honest advise!

I didn't know the bank letter wasn't necessary.

What would you say are necessary documents to add to the I-134?

Thanks again for helping! :-)

Treat the I-134 just like it is an I-864"Light" so use the same financial docs, you listed what I-864 recommends.


OUR TIME LINE Please do a timeline it helps us all, thanks.

Is now a US Citizen immigration completed Jan 12, 2012.

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Look here: A Candle for Love and China Family Visa Forums for Chinese/American relationship,

Visa issues, and lots of info about the Guangzhou and Hong Kong consulate.

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