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My fiance and I are preparing packet 3. On the DS-156k it lists "evidence of financial support" to be attached. What evidence needs to be sent in with packet 3, and what evidence needs to be brought to the interview?

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Affidavit of support of the US citizen along with tax return copy and W2 copy, or the same from the US citizen and sponsors. Must meet the US poverty guidelines defined for this situations

see this link for info on this: http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/12poverty.shtml

hope it all goes well

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The financial support is the I-134 which you bring to the interview. The DS 156 also lists things like birth certificate etc., those things you also bring to the interview, DO NOT mail them with packet 3.

Packet 3 consists of ONLY this, as quoted from the official Montreal consulate website:

Packet 3 provides instruction materials for immigrant visa applicants once the case file has been received at the Consulate, but before an interview can be scheduled. If you have received a "Packet 3" letter from the U.S. Consulate General in Montreal, please follow the instructions below to send to the Consulate the required forms and checklist.

NOTE: You are NOT authorized to make an interview appointment at this time. All unauthorized appointments will be cancelled without notice.

If you are a Fiancé (K-1) applicant:

DS-230, Part I only – one copy per each applicant, including children.

DS-156 – 2 copies.

DS-156K (292KB PDF) – 1 copy.

Confirmation receipt regarding Form DS-160 - one copy, available online at ceac.state.gov/genniv.

Checklist of documents to gather for the interview – one copy per family is sufficient.

2 color photographs (Photograph Requirements)

Photocopy of the biographic data page of the applicant's passport.

You may send the documents to the U.S. Consulate General in Montreal using courier services that are offered at no extra cost for the applicant. Please visit the Visa Services website and follow instructions for "IV Applicant Needing to Register for DHL" and "Sending Document to the Consular Section". If you have any further inquiries about the courier services, please visit the U.S. Visa Services website.

So basically JUST the forms, two 2"x2" passport photos, and a photocopy of the biographic page of the applicants passport. That's it. Everything else you bring to the interview.

Check out this link for a K1 guide for Montreal: http://tinyurl.com/7ug3drs It's stickied at the top of the forum if you need to find it later.

Edited by pocheros

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The DS 156 also lists things like birth certificate etc., those things you also bring to the interview, DO NOT mail them with packet 3.

That's valid for both K1 and your AOS later on. NEVER mail them an original unless you have a duplicate. You will not get your documents back. You provide originals at the moment of your interview, upon request. And make a copy of everything you send them for yourself.


US citizen since April 2016

ROC completed April 2014

AOS from K1 completed February 2012

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