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So my Fiance asked me to post here to make double doubly sure we got enough and everything he's going to need for the interview. So here we go, he has...

  • 3 Passport Photos US size (he also has 3 UK sized ones too. I know they want US size)
  • I-134 forms, one from me and one from our co-sponsor with letters from employer, tax transcripts from 2010 (I know we need 3 for AOS but for this I-134 is just one year enough?), W2, and a letter from the bank.
  • Photos of us together through the years and a few where we aren't in the same picture but there is one of him and then one of me clearly in the same spot like Times Square NY for example.
  • A printout of all flights he has taken from his sky miles statement for British Airways and Delta.
  • Photo Copies and originals of: Long Birth Certificate, Passport, Police Certificate, Divorce Decree and Documents from his Medical at Knightsbridge

That's it. He is terrified of getting a 221-g and he's making me nervous cause I'm usually so positive and he is always waiting for the worst lol. :bonk: Hopefully we can set his mind at ease about the interview!


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ROC Journey
09/23/13 - Sent I-751 Packet

09/27/13 - Received NOA1

10/07/13 - Received Biometrics Letter, appt sched for 10/31

10/09/13 - Received Transfer Notice. Case transferred to CSC Dated 10/08/13

10/31/13 - Attended Biometrics

02/18/14 - Approved!

02/26/14- 10 Year GC received!! exp. 2024!!

.....................................................................................................................................................

AOS Journey
8/13/11 - Mailed I-485, I-765 and I-131 Petitions off together
8/18/11 - Received Email NOA1 for all three petitions
8/24/11 - Received Biometrics Appointment
9/13/11 - Had Biometrics Appointment
10/19/11 - EAD/AP Approval Text/Email / 10/27/11 - EAD/AP Card Received in Mail!
11/18/11 - Interview Text/Email for Dec 21st!
12/21/11 - Interviewed & APPROVED!
12/27/11 - Welcome to USA Letter & GC Received!!

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K-1 Visa Journey
1/06/11 - Mailed I-129F to Texas Lockbox
1/07/11 - Packet received and sent on to VT
1/10/11 - NOA1 / 1/14/11 - NOA1 arrived by mail
5/09/11 - NOA2!! (Took 119 Days) / 5/12/11 - NOA2 arrived by mail
5/17/11 - NVC Received
5/18/11 - NVC Sent
5/20/11 - Embassy Received
6/11/11 - Packet 3 Sent
6/14/11 - Packet 3 signed for by someone called "KOKO"
6/15/11 - Medical / 6/20/11 - Medical Logged
6/23/11 - Packet 3 Logged
6/30/11 - Packet 4 Received (with original interview date of 7/25)
7/04/11 - Packet 4 Received (with new interview date of 7/13)
7/13/11 - Interview!! APPROVED!!!
7/15/11 - Visa in Hand
7/29/11 - POE JFK

8/06/11 - Wedding Day!
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We're the 11th@9AM. Friend us and we'll keep you posted. I have bank statements, investments, paycheck stubs. I am self-employed, so worried there. We're nervous, too. Can't handle much more.

I cut and saved your list. Will check. Seems about right. Do you have copies of forms?

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We're the 11th@9AM. Friend us and we'll keep you posted. I have bank statements, investments, paycheck stubs. I am self-employed, so worried there. We're nervous, too. Can't handle much more.

I cut and saved your list. Will check. Seems about right. Do you have copies of forms?

Ohhh we have have copies of copies, lots of copies and even copies of the original I-129F lol :rofl:

Please keep us posted and GOOD LUCK! :dance: It's nerve wracking isn't it? Just cant wait for it to be over and approved :thumbs:


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ROC Journey
09/23/13 - Sent I-751 Packet

09/27/13 - Received NOA1

10/07/13 - Received Biometrics Letter, appt sched for 10/31

10/09/13 - Received Transfer Notice. Case transferred to CSC Dated 10/08/13

10/31/13 - Attended Biometrics

02/18/14 - Approved!

02/26/14- 10 Year GC received!! exp. 2024!!

.....................................................................................................................................................

AOS Journey
8/13/11 - Mailed I-485, I-765 and I-131 Petitions off together
8/18/11 - Received Email NOA1 for all three petitions
8/24/11 - Received Biometrics Appointment
9/13/11 - Had Biometrics Appointment
10/19/11 - EAD/AP Approval Text/Email / 10/27/11 - EAD/AP Card Received in Mail!
11/18/11 - Interview Text/Email for Dec 21st!
12/21/11 - Interviewed & APPROVED!
12/27/11 - Welcome to USA Letter & GC Received!!

.....................................................................................................................................................

K-1 Visa Journey
1/06/11 - Mailed I-129F to Texas Lockbox
1/07/11 - Packet received and sent on to VT
1/10/11 - NOA1 / 1/14/11 - NOA1 arrived by mail
5/09/11 - NOA2!! (Took 119 Days) / 5/12/11 - NOA2 arrived by mail
5/17/11 - NVC Received
5/18/11 - NVC Sent
5/20/11 - Embassy Received
6/11/11 - Packet 3 Sent
6/14/11 - Packet 3 signed for by someone called "KOKO"
6/15/11 - Medical / 6/20/11 - Medical Logged
6/23/11 - Packet 3 Logged
6/30/11 - Packet 4 Received (with original interview date of 7/25)
7/04/11 - Packet 4 Received (with new interview date of 7/13)
7/13/11 - Interview!! APPROVED!!!
7/15/11 - Visa in Hand
7/29/11 - POE JFK

8/06/11 - Wedding Day!
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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: New Zealand
Timeline

any chatlogs or similar? (other records of ongoing communication).

Edited by Andie

Mar 2011 - After 5mths denied for lost docs - Attempts to follow up failed. Mar 18 2012 - I-129F sent - No sign of NOA1 but they have banked the check...Jul 24 - Update - USCIS has located our file
Infopass Apt - they sorted through everything - our 2011 and 2012 file keep getting mixed up - getting us a Case# (still waiting) Dec- Infopass Appt- expecting to get a case # in about a week ..Still no Case number

Mar 2013 Infopass - advised file was in a box somewhere,and it would be quicker for us to refile. Life gets in the way... New petition submitted July 2014 .
I-129F Sent : Jul 28 2014
TSC received: Aug 04 2014
I-129F NOA1 : Aug 06 2014
I-129F NOA2 : Feb 25 2015 (NOA2 copy rcd: Mar 02)

Sent to NVC: Mar 09 / Left NVC Apr 1 / Arr Embassy Apr 7 / Pkt 3 Rcd Apr 15 / Medical Apr 17 / Pkt 3 sent May 1 / Interview May 12

Left NZ May 15

Married Aug 10

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So my Fiance asked me to post here to make double doubly sure we got enough and everything he's going to need for the interview. So here we go, he has...

  • 3 Passport Photos US size (he also has 3 UK sized ones too. I know they want US size)
  • I-134 forms, one from me and one from our co-sponsor with letters from employer, tax transcripts from 2010 (I know we need 3 for AOS but for this I-134 is just one year enough?), W2, and a letter from the bank.
  • Photos of us together through the years and a few where we aren't in the same picture but there is one of him and then one of me clearly in the same spot like Times Square NY for example.
  • A printout of all flights he has taken from his sky miles statement for British Airways and Delta.
  • Photo Copies and originals of: Long Birth Certificate, Passport, Police Certificate, Divorce Decree and Documents from his Medical at Knightsbridge

That's it. He is terrified of getting a 221-g and he's making me nervous cause I'm usually so positive and he is always waiting for the worst lol. :bonk: Hopefully we can set his mind at ease about the interview!

  • One year tax return is all that's needed, even for AOS. London will even approve without a tax return. (AOS requires it.)
  • If you've got transcripts, then a W2 isn't needed.
  • Something I'm not sure of for London is do you need proof of the co-sponsor's US citizenship with an I-134. I know you do for a CR1 interview with the I-864, but I don't remember anybody specifically saying they needed it with an I-134 co-sponsor in London.
  • I promise you a thousand times he will not need the I-129F, photos in Times Square, or flight details. I would bring extra copies of the four DS-xxxx forms in case they got mis-filed. It's happened more than once. He did make copies??? Yes??
  • Can't think of a reason to have anything from the medical exam. DS-3025 can be used for AOS, but no reason for it at the interview. They have all the original four medical forms straight from Knightsbridge.
  • Interview letter
  • Receipt from paying the visa fee in advance.


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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  • One year tax return is all that's needed, even for AOS. London will even approve without a tax return. (AOS requires it.)
  • If you've got transcripts, then a W2 isn't needed.
  • Something I'm not sure of for London is do you need proof of the co-sponsor's US citizenship with an I-134. I know you do for a CR1 interview with the I-864, but I don't remember anybody specifically saying they needed it with an I-134 co-sponsor in London.
  • I promise you a thousand times he will not need the I-129F, photos in Times Square, or flight details. I would bring extra copies of the four DS-xxxx forms in case they got mis-filed. It's happened more than once. He did make copies??? Yes??
  • Can't think of a reason to have anything from the medical exam. DS-3025 can be used for AOS, but no reason for it at the interview. They have all the original four medical forms straight from Knightsbridge.
  • Interview letter
  • Receipt from paying the visa fee in advance.

We have the tax transcripts for one year. The instructions for the I-864 say that it needs 3 years are you certain we only need one when we file it with the AOS? The instructions for the I-864 also says the co-sponsor needs to provide proof of citizenship but does not mention it anywhere in the instructions for the I-134 so I am pretty certain it isn't needed for the interview, just for when we file for the AOS.

Extra copies of the Packet 3 DS-XXXX forms is a good idea. I know we kept a copy of each and he has them in his interview packet.

Interview letter and receipt of Visa fee payment we have too I forgot to list that so good to mention for others reading this.

Guess all we need know is nerves of steel to make it through till the Visa is in hand! hehehe

Thanks again Nich for the quick reply and sound advice!

Edited by little_g

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ROC Journey
09/23/13 - Sent I-751 Packet

09/27/13 - Received NOA1

10/07/13 - Received Biometrics Letter, appt sched for 10/31

10/09/13 - Received Transfer Notice. Case transferred to CSC Dated 10/08/13

10/31/13 - Attended Biometrics

02/18/14 - Approved!

02/26/14- 10 Year GC received!! exp. 2024!!

.....................................................................................................................................................

AOS Journey
8/13/11 - Mailed I-485, I-765 and I-131 Petitions off together
8/18/11 - Received Email NOA1 for all three petitions
8/24/11 - Received Biometrics Appointment
9/13/11 - Had Biometrics Appointment
10/19/11 - EAD/AP Approval Text/Email / 10/27/11 - EAD/AP Card Received in Mail!
11/18/11 - Interview Text/Email for Dec 21st!
12/21/11 - Interviewed & APPROVED!
12/27/11 - Welcome to USA Letter & GC Received!!

.....................................................................................................................................................

K-1 Visa Journey
1/06/11 - Mailed I-129F to Texas Lockbox
1/07/11 - Packet received and sent on to VT
1/10/11 - NOA1 / 1/14/11 - NOA1 arrived by mail
5/09/11 - NOA2!! (Took 119 Days) / 5/12/11 - NOA2 arrived by mail
5/17/11 - NVC Received
5/18/11 - NVC Sent
5/20/11 - Embassy Received
6/11/11 - Packet 3 Sent
6/14/11 - Packet 3 signed for by someone called "KOKO"
6/15/11 - Medical / 6/20/11 - Medical Logged
6/23/11 - Packet 3 Logged
6/30/11 - Packet 4 Received (with original interview date of 7/25)
7/04/11 - Packet 4 Received (with new interview date of 7/13)
7/13/11 - Interview!! APPROVED!!!
7/15/11 - Visa in Hand
7/29/11 - POE JFK

8/06/11 - Wedding Day!
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  • One year tax return is all that's needed, even for AOS. London will even approve without a tax return. (AOS requires it.)
  • If you've got transcripts, then a W2 isn't needed.
  • Something I'm not sure of for London is do you need proof of the co-sponsor's US citizenship with an I-134. I know you do for a CR1 interview with the I-864, but I don't remember anybody specifically saying they needed it with an I-134 co-sponsor in London.
  • I promise you a thousand times he will not need the I-129F, photos in Times Square, or flight details. I would bring extra copies of the four DS-xxxx forms in case they got mis-filed. It's happened more than once. He did make copies??? Yes??
  • Can't think of a reason to have anything from the medical exam. DS-3025 can be used for AOS, but no reason for it at the interview. They have all the original four medical forms straight from Knightsbridge.
  • Interview letter
  • Receipt from paying the visa fee in advance.

The problem is: It's not like you can run right out and get it, if you don't have something, right? Better to have it?????

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We have the tax transcripts for one year. The instructions for the I-864 say that it needs 3 years are you certain we only need one when we file it with the AOS?

From the I-864 Instructions page 8:

25. Federal Income Tax Information.

You must provide either an IRS transcript or a photocopy from your own records of your Federal individual income tax return
for the most recent tax year
. If you believe additional returns may help you to establish your ability to maintain sufficient income, you
may
submit transcripts or photocopies of your Federal individual income tax returns for the three most recent years.

You are not required to have the IRS certify the transcript or photocopy unless specifically instructed to do so by a Government official; a plain transcript or photocopy is acceptable.

Most recent is required. The other two are optional. The form has a place to report your income from 3 years of tax returns, but sending the actual return or transcript only has to be the most recent. I'm sure.

The instructions for the I-864 also says the co-sponsor needs to provide proof of citizenship but does not mention it anywhere in the instructions for the I-134 so I am pretty certain it isn't needed for the interview, just for when we file for the AOS.

That's what I think. I normally advise having it because we used to follow the I-864 instructions because I-134 had none, but I don't think it's actually needed in London. I posted something similar last week and one of the VJ experts (from another country) shot back that a co-sponsor most certainly did have to show proof of citizenship for an I-134. There's nothing on London website, in the I-134 instructions, or even in the public charge page where London discusses sponsorships. They outline how to do a DIY affidavit instead of the I-134 and don't mention it there. (I looked all of it up again last week.) And I can't think of one person who didn't have it and had to provide it (with a K1). I'm pretty sure Jill (used to be very active here) didn't have it, because she didn't have any idea about it for AOS and got an RFE for the co-sponsor.

Guess all we need know is nerves of steel to make it through till the Visa is in hand! hehehe

My husband and I were talking about the interview yesterday. He said it's no harder than going to buy postage stamps and chatting with the guy behind the glass for a few minutes before going on your way. There is nothing to fear.


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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You DO need proof of US citizenship for the I-134. Someone on here was RFE'd (I can't remember the name of the form) for it around two weeks ago.

I'm sorry I can't remember the thread it was in - Andy H's I think? Unless I'm mistaken and his was a CR-1.

EDIT:

Yes, I was mistaken, his was a CR-1. So erm, yeah safely ignore what I just said. We had a copy of the MiL's passport page just to be sure anyway.

Go easy on your fella for being nervous about this stage - I was too and nothing she could say would calm the nerves, BUT as NN says, the interview WAS a piece of cake and I came out feeling both elated and deflated weirdly enough (and nearly got run over by a car in the process getting back to the station :P ).

Edited by David And Katie

David.

K-1 Timeline:

14 Sep 2010 - Mailed in I-129F.

08 Feb 2011 - NOA 2.

09 Jun 2011 - Visa in hand.

13 Aug 2011 - Wedding day.

AOS Timeline:

14 Oct 2011 - Mailed in AOS/EAD forms.

21 Oct 2011 - NOA for AOS/EAD.

05 Nov 2011 - Case transferred to CSC.

08 Nov 2011 - Biometrics.

29 Dec 2011 - EAD in hand.

05 Jan 2012 - I-485 Approved (AOS).

11 Jan 2012 - I-551/Permanent Resident Card in hand.

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Once again thanks for all that feedback everyone. As far as tax transcripts go I guess we'll see if we have 3 or not when the time comes. I asked my sister (co-sponsor) to request two more years but if she doesn't no sweat. She makes plenty of money to be a co-sponsor.

David and Katie,

I'll try to be easier on my man, he's just such a glass half empty and I'm such a glass half full kind of person so we balance each other out but with this Visa I think we knocked the pitcher off the table and spilled it everywhere lol! :rofl: Oh and I'll tell him to look both ways before rushing back to the train station too :blink: PS. He's Manchester I think you guys are too no?


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ROC Journey
09/23/13 - Sent I-751 Packet

09/27/13 - Received NOA1

10/07/13 - Received Biometrics Letter, appt sched for 10/31

10/09/13 - Received Transfer Notice. Case transferred to CSC Dated 10/08/13

10/31/13 - Attended Biometrics

02/18/14 - Approved!

02/26/14- 10 Year GC received!! exp. 2024!!

.....................................................................................................................................................

AOS Journey
8/13/11 - Mailed I-485, I-765 and I-131 Petitions off together
8/18/11 - Received Email NOA1 for all three petitions
8/24/11 - Received Biometrics Appointment
9/13/11 - Had Biometrics Appointment
10/19/11 - EAD/AP Approval Text/Email / 10/27/11 - EAD/AP Card Received in Mail!
11/18/11 - Interview Text/Email for Dec 21st!
12/21/11 - Interviewed & APPROVED!
12/27/11 - Welcome to USA Letter & GC Received!!

.....................................................................................................................................................

K-1 Visa Journey
1/06/11 - Mailed I-129F to Texas Lockbox
1/07/11 - Packet received and sent on to VT
1/10/11 - NOA1 / 1/14/11 - NOA1 arrived by mail
5/09/11 - NOA2!! (Took 119 Days) / 5/12/11 - NOA2 arrived by mail
5/17/11 - NVC Received
5/18/11 - NVC Sent
5/20/11 - Embassy Received
6/11/11 - Packet 3 Sent
6/14/11 - Packet 3 signed for by someone called "KOKO"
6/15/11 - Medical / 6/20/11 - Medical Logged
6/23/11 - Packet 3 Logged
6/30/11 - Packet 4 Received (with original interview date of 7/25)
7/04/11 - Packet 4 Received (with new interview date of 7/13)
7/13/11 - Interview!! APPROVED!!!
7/15/11 - Visa in Hand
7/29/11 - POE JFK

8/06/11 - Wedding Day!
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Hey guys :)

Yep Manchester way here too (I've noted about 5 or so guys/girls from the North West so far on here).

I know what you mean about the pitcher ;) I was a nervous wreck and Katie was trying to be chilled out about it, but what with a big expensive wedding planned, it was hard. I was under SO much pressure! I will tell anyone who's starting this process NOT TO MAKE ANY CONCRETE PLANS. I should've told her and the Dragon in Law that I wanted a small ceremony with a JP :P

Good luck in a couple of days time!


David.

K-1 Timeline:

14 Sep 2010 - Mailed in I-129F.

08 Feb 2011 - NOA 2.

09 Jun 2011 - Visa in hand.

13 Aug 2011 - Wedding day.

AOS Timeline:

14 Oct 2011 - Mailed in AOS/EAD forms.

21 Oct 2011 - NOA for AOS/EAD.

05 Nov 2011 - Case transferred to CSC.

08 Nov 2011 - Biometrics.

29 Dec 2011 - EAD in hand.

05 Jan 2012 - I-485 Approved (AOS).

11 Jan 2012 - I-551/Permanent Resident Card in hand.

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