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question on 4 month validity of NOA2

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Hi All, Like many here, still waiting for NOA2. I was Nov filer so I know I have a while yet. But at this time it would be monetarily to our advantage to actually wait till the last remaining days possible to schedule the interview in manila, due to me starting new work and other things, I'd like to have as much time as I can under my belt til the interview. Now my question is this; The NOA2 has a 4 month validity date on it. Is this the time we have to SCHEDULE the interview and can actually have it scheduled beyond this date, or does the interview need to fall WITHIN this date? I think Manila is running 45 days for a scheduled date, and it would be to my advantage to wait til this 4 months is almost gone, then schedule the interview if possible.


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02-21-10 met online

04-13-10 visit for 21 days in Philippines

08-14-10 visit for 3 months in Philippines

11-01-10 filed K-1

11-06-10 NOA1 received

04-19-11 RFE received

04-21-11 RFE returned

05-04-11 NOA2

05-11-11 Received at NVC, case number assigned

05-13-11 Left NVC to the USEM

06-01-11 Set up interview with embassy

07-21-11 Approved!... with an additional document she needs to aquire.

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This is a common topic, the consulate WILL extend the validity of the petition.

This is very common with consulates that dont interview within the 4 months, for example China, K-1 petitions get hung up in customs for up to 3 months, and then it can take 2 months to exchange the P3 and P4 paperwork.

If you do get worried about this you can send this form letter to the consulate requesting an extension.

http://www.visajourney.com/examples/extend-approval.doc

Moving this to Embassy/Consulate forum...


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Thanks. Although I want her here asap, I have known her for over a year and waiting as long as I can to actually schedule the appointment will benefit both of us. I believe it will solidify our approval more readily than rushing in there with less than solid evidence of support under our circumstances, which we thought would be no problem until recently.


Visa K1 Journey

02-21-10 met online

04-13-10 visit for 21 days in Philippines

08-14-10 visit for 3 months in Philippines

11-01-10 filed K-1

11-06-10 NOA1 received

04-19-11 RFE received

04-21-11 RFE returned

05-04-11 NOA2

05-11-11 Received at NVC, case number assigned

05-13-11 Left NVC to the USEM

06-01-11 Set up interview with embassy

07-21-11 Approved!... with an additional document she needs to aquire.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBHEKx6afFw

If you aim at nothing, you'll hit it every time

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