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Hello Everyone,

I am an April filer, and I have not received my NOA2. I am just trying to prepare for the later stages of this process. With that said, I am wondering if it is necessary to submit the original affidavit of support or if it is acceptable to submit a scanned version. The reason I am asking is because my fiancee is in Nigeria and sending mail to Nigeria is very unreliable, and he might not get the documents. The alternative is to use UPS, which is ridiculously expensive. Is there any information about this on VJ ?

Thanks in advance for your help!


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I think you can send the original directly to the consulate where the interview will take place. We got a 221g in Stockholm to send the original before they would send the visa. So I would guess they are likely to want the original.


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Hello Everyone,

I am an April filer, and I have not received my NOA2. I am just trying to prepare for the later stages of this process. With that said, I am wondering if it is necessary to submit the original affidavit of support or if it is acceptable to submit a scanned version. The reason I am asking is because my fiancee is in Nigeria and sending mail to Nigeria is very unreliable, and he might not get the documents. The alternative is to use UPS, which is ridiculously expensive. Is there any information about this on VJ ?

Thanks in advance for your help!

All signatures MUST be original so a scanned copy or a photocopy is not acceptable. Given that the mail is unreliable and you are going thru one of the hardest Embassy's in the world, might I suggest that you hand carry the documents as this is the most reliable method of them arriving, plus it will help show the IO that your relationship is bona fide. We sent all documents via FedEx at about $100 per shipment and about 8 days for them to clear customs in Kazakhstan.

Good luck,

Dave

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All signatures MUST be original so a scanned copy or a photocopy is not acceptable. Given that the mail is unreliable and you are going thru one of the hardest Embassy's in the world, might I suggest that you hand carry the documents as this is the most reliable method of them arriving, plus it will help show the IO that your relationship is bona fide. We sent all documents via FedEx at about $100 per shipment and about 8 days for them to clear customs in Kazakhstan.

Good luck,

Dave

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No scanned copy of the I-134. It must have the original signature on it.


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There have been RFE's issued for scanned affidavits of support. It's best to have an original signature to present. Overnighting documents is just one of the costs of the immigration process.


I-864 Affidavit of Support FAQ -->> https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/immigrate/immigrant-process/documents/support/i-864-frequently-asked-questions.html

FOREIGN INCOME REPORTING & TAX FILING -->> https://www.irs.gov/publications/p54/ch01.html#en_US_2015_publink100047318

CALL THIS NUMBER TO ORDER IRS TAX TRANSCRIPTS >> 800-908-9946

PLEASE READ THE GUIDES -->> Link to Visa Journey Guides

MULTI ENTRY SPOUSE VISA TO VN -->>Link to Visa Exemption for Vietnamese Residents Overseas & Their Spouses

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scanned? I always thought 'not acceptable' as this is an official government form, with original signature requirement.


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