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Okay so here's the dilemma, bizarre and strange for whatever its worth.

Recently I attended me K1 visa interview at the Islamabad embassy, the reason why I have put this here instead of anywhere else is because it deals with the K1 issue in general; the interview went well (or as well as it could have gone as I'm now in AP with a green form and how she said she is very satisfied but it has to be put in AP as it is pretty much mandatory). However the CO never asked for the I-134, I had to say at the end of the interview. "Oh hey, can I ask you a question? Its strange nobody's asked me for the I-134 yet!" She smiled and said, "Well, its because you don't need the I-134 for your visa category... but because you went through all the trouble of getting it filled out I'll take it off you." And then she took it, put it in me file/folder.

I mean... really? The whole process of finding a co-sponsor as me fiancee doesn't work did put us in some strain and it was not even needed? Is it required by some embassies and not all of them, or do things work differently? Can anybody shed some light on this please?

And admins please feel free to move the thread if this does not belong here - cheers!

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It is blatantly erroneous to say the K-1 visa "category" does not require an affidavit of support. They can be interpreted differently by each consulate, but there needs to be some evidence of financial support.

Nor is it mandatory to be put in AP --

Something strange is afoot. I don't think we have enough information to help you make sense of it.

I'd suspect the interview did not go quite as well as you think.

Give this a minute -- I'm sure someone with experience in Islamabad will shed more light on it.


17-Jan-10 - Filed K-1

26-Apr-10 - Approved

06-May-10 - Entered POE

24-May-10 - Married

22-Jul-10 - Filed AOS

24-Sep-10 - Biometrics Appointment

18-Nov-10 - Approved

29-Nov-10 - Received Green Card

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It is blatantly erroneous to say the K-1 visa "category" does not require an affidavit of support. They can be interpreted differently by each consulate, but there needs to be some evidence of financial support.

Nor is it mandatory to be put in AP --

Something strange is afoot. I don't think we have enough information to help you make sense of it.

I'd suspect the interview did not go quite as well as you think.

Give this a minute -- I'm sure someone with experience in Islamabad will shed more light on it.

I sincerely hope I'm not mistaken in my impression, that'll be a big ####### bummer. As she put it at the end "Your case looks fine to me, however we need to conduct further processing" and then I asked her about I-134. Because 90% of the cases in Pakistan (experience by asking around) get put under AP I thought it to be mandatory.

The interview took 15-20 minutes - she was smiling throughout the interview (the pleasant kind, of course), nodded in the right places. Asked me a lot about me fiancee, what her parents think about me, what mine think about her, what religion I am, what religion I want kids to follow later (responded its their decision), etc but overall she appeared satisfied. Asked her a lot about AP once she informed me she's put me in there i.e how long it takes, can it take less than 3-6 months, how can I know the progress - and like I said, she was very understanding and appeared to be genuinely interested.

Hopefully, as you said someone might be able to shed some light on this.

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Ive seen k-1's get approved without an affidavit of support. It is rare and can depend on the Embassy/Consulate. Needless to say, it is best to have one ready.

I can't say I've ever heard of this from Islamabad though.

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The Administrative Processing sounds about right for Pakistan. Considering that Pakistan is a terrorist/anti-US hotbed and the political situation between the two countries... I don't blame them for doing AP on every Visa, I would do it too.

Just stick in there and I'm sure everything will be fine!

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