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Although they are not really needed and not sure they carry much weight, we sent one for my wife's uncle from Kyrgyzstan, along with my bank statement to prove we would be able to take care of him during his visit. He was approved on the spot. Ours was scanned.

Hope you have the same luck.

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I know everybody's situation is different but when my GF (now wife) got her intitial B2 Visa and renewal B2 visa, they didn't even ask to see any of that stuff. With that being said, she did have the letter of support I wrote with an original signature available to show if asked.


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1/30/14 - Submitted I-751 Removal Of Conditions

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3/19/14 - Biometrics appointment

12/16/14 - 10 year Permanent Resident Green Card approved and received!!

Citizenship

5/4/15 - Submitted N-400 Application for Citizenship

5/6/15 - NOA for Priority Date of May 06, 2015

5/20/15 - Received NOA for Biometrics appointment

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12/9/15 - Naturalization Interview - Passed!

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This is from the US State Department concerning letter of supports for visitor visas;

http://travel.state.gov/visa/frvi/denials/denials_1361.html

HOW CAN I HELP?

You may provide a letter of invitation or support. However, this cannot guarantee visa issuance to a foreign national friend, relative or student. Visa applicants must qualify for the visa according to their own circumstances, not on the basis of an American sponsor's assurance.

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Although they are not really needed and not sure they carry much weight, we sent one for my wife's uncle from Kyrgyzstan, along with my bank statement to prove we would be able to take care of him during his visit. He was approved on the spot. Ours was scanned.

Hope you have the same luck.

Thanks very much for the information and well wishes. I somehow doubt our will be that simple, but we're trying.

I know everybody's situation is different but when my GF (now wife) got her intitial B2 Visa and renewal B2 visa, they didn't even ask to see any of that stuff. With that being said, she did have the letter of support I wrote with an original signature available to show if asked.

Thanks for the information. Did she have to show that she could support herself during her trip?

This is from the US State Department concerning letter of supports for visitor visas;

http://travel.state.gov/visa/frvi/denials/denials_1361.html

HOW CAN I HELP?

You may provide a letter of invitation or support. However, this cannot guarantee visa issuance to a foreign national friend, relative or student. Visa applicants must qualify for the visa according to their own circumstances, not on the basis of an American sponsor's assurance.

I've seen that page. I was wondering specifically about the signature (i.e., do I need to Fed Ex an original over there). Seems it's not worth it, in all likelihood.

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Thanks very much for the information and well wishes. I somehow doubt our will be that simple, but we're trying.

Thanks for the information. Did she have to show that she could support herself during her trip?

She didn't have to show any proof of support. She only had to prove she had strong ties to come back to Peru which I assume they based that decision soley on the application she did online.

Again, they didn't ask her to show any additional documentation at either interview even though I had everything that is recommended to provide (bank account statements, letter of support, letter of return assurance, etc).


Our Journey
12/31/10 - Met my future wife, Dr. Sara
3/1/11 - Approved for B2 Tourist Visa (1 year)
6/1/11 - 3 weeks’ vacation together in USA
9/10/11 - 4 weeks’ vacation together in USA
12/4/11 - 4 weeks’ vacation together in USA
12/28/11 - Married in USA
1/23/12 - Renewed B2 Visa (10 year)

USCIS – Lima Peru - DCF
2/2/12 - Submitted I-130 Petition for Alien Relative (Dr. Sara) via DCF – Lima Peru
3/5/12 - Received "Packet 3 & Packet 4"
3/16/12 - Medical examination - Completed!!!!!!!
3/29/12 - Visa Interview - APPROVED!!! 56 Freakin' Days!!!!!
4/3/12 - Picked up Passport & Visa!!!
4/21/12 - POE at Atlanta. No problems or issues!!!!

5/15/12 - Dr. Sara received her Green Card in the mail
5/21/12 - Dr. Sara got her Social Security Card in the mail
6/21/12 - Dr. Sara got her Michigan Drivers License (watch out!)

4/21/13 - Dr. Sara 1st year anniversary in the USA!

Removal of Conditions

1/30/14 - Submitted I-751 Removal Of Conditions

2/18/14 - NOA I-797, I-751 Receipt Notice - Extended Conditional Residence 1 Year :-)

3/19/14 - Biometrics appointment

12/16/14 - 10 year Permanent Resident Green Card approved and received!!

Citizenship

5/4/15 - Submitted N-400 Application for Citizenship

5/6/15 - NOA for Priority Date of May 06, 2015

5/20/15 - Received NOA for Biometrics appointment

6/1/15 - Biometrics appointment

12/9/15 - Naturalization Interview - Passed!

12/15/15 - Citizenship Ceremony & Oath

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The main issue usually is having strong ties to their country - job, perhaps property or lease agreement etc. - to show that they intend to return.


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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