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hello everyone.

i have my k-3 interview in two weeks at the vancouver, canada consulate.

i emailed them a question about the I-134 as it did not show up anywhere in my package 3.

they emailed me back and said that my husband (the US citizen) did not need to fill the I-134 out.

why is that?

howcome some do and some don't?

i do not understand.


our timeline:

I-130:

sent 3/30/2006

noa1 4/6/2006

touched 4/8/2006

APPROVED!!! - noa2 7/10/2006

I-129F:

sent 4/25/2006

noa1 5/2/2006

touched 5/13/2006

touched 7/3/2006 - IMBRA RFE

APPROVED!!! - noa2 7/31/2006

received package 3 - 8/31/2006

faxed package 3 to vancouver - 9/5/2006

received package 4 - 9/12/2006 with an interview date of 9/25/2006

called for a specific interview date and got it!

INTERVIEW!!!!! - 10/16/2006

GOT K-3 VISA - 10/16/2006

WOOT DEE WOOT!

EAD:

sent 11/3/2006

noa1 11/13/2006

biometrics appt 11/28/2006

touched 11/29/2006

touched 11/30/2006

touched 1/20/2007

touched 1/23/2007

touched 1/24/2007

approved 2/12/2007

card received 2/17/2007

SSN:

applied 2/20/2007

card received 3/5/2007

AOS:

sent 04/08/2008

check cashed 04/17/2008

noa1 04/19/2008

biometrics appt 05/02/2008

case status appears online 05/02/2008

touched 05/05/2008

touched 05/06/2008

touched 05/16/2008

received interview letter 06/20/2008

interview 09/04/2008 - APPROVED!!!

card received 09/29/2008

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howcome some do and some don't?

i do not understand.

Just because. :)

I don't understand it either.


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Arriving in America, The POE Drill

Dual Citizenship FAQ

Other Fora I Post To:

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censored link = *family based immigration* website

Inertia. Is that the Greek god of 'can't be bothered'?

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Shanny,

If a K-visa applicant requires a sponsor (most do, but some may have adequate financial resources of their own), the consular officer may ask for an I-134 from the proposed sponsor if the officer thinks it will be helpful. There is no absolute requirement that I-134 be provided, its use is at the discretion of the consular officer.

I'm surprised that someone at the consulate was able to tell you that I-134 is not going to be required in your case unless that person has seen your financial information and is also the person who will be processing your visa application.

Yodrak

hello everyone.

i have my k-3 interview in two weeks at the vancouver, canada consulate.

i emailed them a question about the I-134 as it did not show up anywhere in my package 3.

they emailed me back and said that my husband (the US citizen) did not need to fill the I-134 out.

why is that?

howcome some do and some don't?

i do not understand.

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Shanny,

If a K-visa applicant requires a sponsor (most do, but some may have adequate financial resources of their own), the consular officer may ask for an I-134 from the proposed sponsor if the officer thinks it will be helpful. There is no absolute requirement that I-134 be provided, its use is at the discretion of the consular officer.

I'm surprised that someone at the consulate was able to tell you that I-134 is not going to be required in your case unless that person has seen your financial information and is also the person who will be processing your visa application.

Yodrak

hello everyone.

i have my k-3 interview in two weeks at the vancouver, canada consulate.

i emailed them a question about the I-134 as it did not show up anywhere in my package 3.

they emailed me back and said that my husband (the US citizen) did not need to fill the I-134 out.

why is that?

howcome some do and some don't?

i do not understand.

thanks for the replies, everyone.

yodrak, could they possibly tell one's financial situation by doing a background check on them?

i'm sure that one form we sent out months back had my husband's employer and what he did for a living on it.

could they just go by that?

i am also printing out the email that they sent me as proof for why we did not fill a I-134 out.

i'm just scared that we are gonna get there, they ask where it is, and then i get denied for not having one.

but it did not say ANYWHERE on package three that we needed one.

the checklist is where they tell you, correct?


our timeline:

I-130:

sent 3/30/2006

noa1 4/6/2006

touched 4/8/2006

APPROVED!!! - noa2 7/10/2006

I-129F:

sent 4/25/2006

noa1 5/2/2006

touched 5/13/2006

touched 7/3/2006 - IMBRA RFE

APPROVED!!! - noa2 7/31/2006

received package 3 - 8/31/2006

faxed package 3 to vancouver - 9/5/2006

received package 4 - 9/12/2006 with an interview date of 9/25/2006

called for a specific interview date and got it!

INTERVIEW!!!!! - 10/16/2006

GOT K-3 VISA - 10/16/2006

WOOT DEE WOOT!

EAD:

sent 11/3/2006

noa1 11/13/2006

biometrics appt 11/28/2006

touched 11/29/2006

touched 11/30/2006

touched 1/20/2007

touched 1/23/2007

touched 1/24/2007

approved 2/12/2007

card received 2/17/2007

SSN:

applied 2/20/2007

card received 3/5/2007

AOS:

sent 04/08/2008

check cashed 04/17/2008

noa1 04/19/2008

biometrics appt 05/02/2008

case status appears online 05/02/2008

touched 05/05/2008

touched 05/06/2008

touched 05/16/2008

received interview letter 06/20/2008

interview 09/04/2008 - APPROVED!!!

card received 09/29/2008

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Shanny,

They are going to decide on your visa application based on the information that you provide. If, after looking at what you provide, they are suspicious about something then they may investigate (VJers like to use the term Administrative Review, AR).

As I wrote, I-134 is required at the discretion of the consular officer processing the visa application. Even though it is almost universally required it is but one of many pieces of financial information and documentation that will be asked for. What you will see in the visa application package is that you will have to present evidence that you meet the public charge provisions of US immigration law. Such evidence as you may wish to present may or may not include an I-134, but since I-134 is so often asked for it would be prudent to have one at the ready.

Yodrak

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yodrak, could they possibly tell one's financial situation by doing a background check on them?

i'm sure that one form we sent out months back had my husband's employer and what he did for a living on it.

could they just go by that?

i am also printing out the email that they sent me as proof for why we did not fill a I-134 out.

i'm just scared that we are gonna get there, they ask where it is, and then i get denied for not having one.

but it did not say ANYWHERE on package three that we needed one.

the checklist is where they tell you, correct?

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I'm surprised that someone at the consulate was able to tell you that I-134 is not going to be required in your case unless that person has seen your financial information and is also the person who will be processing your visa application.

Vancouver has not required I-134 ever for K visas, in my recent memory.


Now That You Are A Permanent Resident

How Do I Remove The Conditions On Permanent Residence Based On Marriage?

Welcome to the United States: A Guide For New Immigrants

Yes, even this last one.. stuff in there that not even your USC knows.....

Here are more links that I love:

Arriving in America, The POE Drill

Dual Citizenship FAQ

Other Fora I Post To:

alt.visa.us.marriage-based http://britishexpats.com/ and www.***removed***.com

censored link = *family based immigration* website

Inertia. Is that the Greek god of 'can't be bothered'?

Met, married, immigrated, naturalized.

I-130 filed Aug02

USC Jul06

No Deje Piedras Sobre El Pavimento!

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devilette, that's the info for Montreal.

They *do* require an affidavit of support. I'll confess to not keeping up with Vancouver interview stories, but I do remember that they regularly did not require I-134 for Ks.

I suppose reading the interview reviews there for Vancouver might shed some light on it.


Now That You Are A Permanent Resident

How Do I Remove The Conditions On Permanent Residence Based On Marriage?

Welcome to the United States: A Guide For New Immigrants

Yes, even this last one.. stuff in there that not even your USC knows.....

Here are more links that I love:

Arriving in America, The POE Drill

Dual Citizenship FAQ

Other Fora I Post To:

alt.visa.us.marriage-based http://britishexpats.com/ and www.***removed***.com

censored link = *family based immigration* website

Inertia. Is that the Greek god of 'can't be bothered'?

Met, married, immigrated, naturalized.

I-130 filed Aug02

USC Jul06

No Deje Piedras Sobre El Pavimento!

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devilette, that's the info for Montreal.

They *do* require an affidavit of support. I'll confess to not keeping up with Vancouver interview stories, but I do remember that they regularly did not require I-134 for Ks.

I suppose reading the interview reviews there for Vancouver might shed some light on it.

ah, sorry!

Vancouver's list says:

Checklist

DS-230 part 1

DS-156

DS-156K

OF-167

I-134

Packet 3 does not include paper forms for the DS-230 part 1,DS-156(in duplicate),or DS-156k. You go to : http://travel.state.gov/visa/frvi/forms/forms_1342.html fill them out and print them. OF-167 and I-134 are included as paper forms but you do not have to use the ones that come in package 3.

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meauxna,

Thanks for pointing that out to me, good caveat to be aware of.

Yodrak

I'm surprised that someone at the consulate was able to tell you that I-134 is not going to be required in your case unless that person has seen your financial information and is also the person who will be processing your visa application.

Vancouver has not required I-134 ever for K visas, in my recent memory.

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