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Filed: Country: Germany

I am in the first stage of the K-3 visa process, but I am curious when did you all start preparing the affidavit of support and how long does that take.

Also, which of the two forms do I use???

Thanks :dance:

met Oct 2001 during my exchange program at his university

July 2002 Jon comes to visit me in Germany for two months

Dec 2002-Feb 2003 I visit him again in California

Mar 2003 Jon's comes to visit me for Spring Break

Aug 2003 I return to the US on a tourist visa to look for an internship

Jan 2004 - Jul 2005 internship on a J-1 and live with Jon

Dec 2005 got married in the US




1/23/06 - I-130 sent to California Service Center

2/3/06 - CSC received I-130

2/8/06 - *touched*

04/25/06 - approval notice I-797 for I-130


2-24-06 - I-129F sent to Chicago Service Center

2-27-06 CSC received I-129F

3-01-06 NOA1

3-04-06 *touched*

3-07-06 *touched*

3-08-06 *touched*

3-18-06 *touched*

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: England

We used the I-134. I initially began getting the paperwork together when we received the NOA2. We needed a co-sponsor, so I started making lists of things needed for my stepfather at that point. Once the embassy had our papers I finalized everything. We had all of our financial papers in order when we sent back the Packet 3. It didn't take me very long as my parents are quite organized- I filled out all the papers for them, it took one day for my stepfather to get the letter from his work- my work gave me my letter on the same day. The bank information took a couple of days. I had a copy of last year's tax records on hand. I don't think I need it, but I'm bringing it all the same. We made 2 photo copies of everything and that's about it. Good luck!

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6/28/09: Mail N-400 to Texas

7/6/09: NOA1

7/24/09: Biometrics

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Filed: Other Country: Germany

I would start getting it ready as soon as your husband has filed taxes for 2005.

Consulates will insist on including the return of the most recent calendar year after April 1. Because it is highly unlikely that your case will have been processed before that, you will need to include the 2005 return.

I read somewhere on the USCIS-website, that they are now accepting an affidavit of support for only the recent tax year. Check on the and see if it applies to you. If it doesn't make sure that your husband has his last three tax returns and W2s. If for some reason, he doesn't have them he can order transcripts from the IRS and get replacement W2s from his employer. He will also need a letter from his employer, but I would wait on that and the notarization until you know that your petition has been approved.

Permanent Green Card Holder since 2006, considering citizenship application in the future.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Pakistan

Sannie each embassy or consulate has thier own form to use. It is generated here in the states and sent to you. I agree they want the most recent tax years and I would get my taxes done asap. I had to file the I-864 for my husband. Good luck on your journey.


Everything I respond to is from personal knowledge, research or experience and I am in no means a lawyer or do I claim to be one. Everyone should read, research and be responsible for your own journey.

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