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Have any petitioners here had to re-send their letter of intent to marry before their fiance has the interview? Specifically, if the interview is over 4 months after the priority date? I feel like I remember reading that somewhere and it's bugging me. Ours is a couple weeks after that deadline and in the interview letter it says that we have to send one within 90 days after entry into the states, and to bring it to the interview. But the wording is confusing and I can't tell if they mean to just bring another one to the interview in London....or what. Should I just send one to the London embassy now?

I figured other people have had to deal with this issue but I'm not seeing any other posts when I try to search for it. Thanks so much!

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There is no harm in taking an updated one TO the interview but I don't think you need to send it in advance..


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I think the advice on the interview letter is bring an updated one if your priority date has passed. However, I think London are pretty good about getting interviews scheduled before that date, unless there is a hold up with your medical or other information getting to them.

My advice is fill in the readiness form as soon as you have done your DS form, and scheduled your medical. I think my interview was 6 weeks after I submitted the form. I got my interview letter the week after my medical results got to the embassy.


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Thanks folks. Our interview is already scheduled for AFTER that 4-month priority date deadline, so I know this issue comes into play somehow. I think bringing the letter to the interview should suffice, but if anyone else has experience with this, please chime in! Thanks again.

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Thanks folks. Our interview is already scheduled for AFTER that 4-month priority date deadline, so I know this issue comes into play somehow. I think bringing the letter to the interview should suffice, but if anyone else has experience with this, please chime in! Thanks again.

What does your letter of instruction tell you. I have examples of a 2012 and 2013 letter. See second paragraph of this scanned letter that was posted.

2012 letter http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/350185-london-2012-k1s-from-noa2-to-interview-thread/?p=5180175

Does your letter have the same paragraph? Can somebody scan and post a late 2014 (Packet 3) letter of instruction? I know somebody posted it later had dropped the "notarized" requirement. Does the current letter still mention a new letter of intent?

2013 letter http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/350185-london-2012-k1s-from-noa2-to-interview-thread/page-113#entry6424623


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Thanks for the detailed reply! I think this is why I'm confused because I had read previous letters or just that info that other people had posted. The paragraph of our letter states:

"The K 1/3/4 petition is valid for four months from the priority date (listed at the bottom of this letter). If your interview will occur after your priority date, your fiancé must submit a statement of intent to marry within 90 days of your arrival in the US in order to revalidate the petition. Photocopies will not be accepted. Please submit on the day of your interview."

No mention of it needing to be notarized. But do you see why the wording is confusing? We need to submit it within 90 days of her entering the US...and also at the interview?

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Thanks for the detailed reply! I think this is why I'm confused because I had read previous letters or just that info that other people had posted. The paragraph of our letter states:

"The K 1/3/4 petition is valid for four months from the priority date (listed at the bottom of this letter). If your interview will occur after your priority date, your fiancé must submit a statement of intent to marry within 90 days of your arrival in the US in order to revalidate the petition. Photocopies will not be accepted. Please submit on the day of your interview."

No mention of it needing to be notarized. But do you see why the wording is confusing? We need to submit it within 90 days of her entering the US...and also at the interview?

It means the new letter must say "I John Smith am free to marry and intend to marry Sue Jones within 90 days of my arrival in the US on a K1 visa."

It is stating that he plans to marry within the 90 days after POE.

Others have taken such letter and nobody even asked for it, so it's not a huge deal to them. You need nothing more than that signed and dated statement. They say original, but I have known two where there accepted a scanned and emailed copy. BUT you should follow their instruction and have a properly worded and signed original and you're good to go.


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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