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DCF London - filling in an i-864 with job offer

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Hi Everyone,

I'm so glad that I found this site as the visa journey seems to be a complete minefield! Thanks to everyone in advance for your help.

My question is two-fold -

1. I sent the application for the i-130 by DCF with the US embassy in London on the 18th March and the money debited my account on the 24th March, but I haven't received any notification. I tried e-mailing them, but the embassy has not responded. Should I be worried or can I just look at the timeline on the embassy website by looking at the 24th March date?

2. I (the USC) have accepted a job offer in the States and I will start on 3rd August. I have filed my taxes for the previous years, but as I was and am currently employed in the UK I understand that I cannot use that. I will be employed in the UK until July when I will be leaving for my new job. The new offer more than fulfils the funding requirement, but I live in hope that my husband will have his interview before I will get a payslip, and hopefully before I leave so that he can come with me. Will a letter from my employer or copy of the contract suffice for the i-864? Unfortunately, due to a number of different reasons, a co-sponsor is not an option.

Thanks for all of your help!

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Pay slip or co sponsor.

You should be able to delay the interview until you can comply, not sure how long you get with a RFE.

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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Well, I'm not sure if anyone was looking at this, but I sent an e-mail to the USCIS in London and they got back to me straight away with a copy of the receipt! Considering the sheer run-around I got when I tried to call through, I was surprised at their efficiency!


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Hi, I just thought I'd let everyone know,my husband had his interview today and we did NOT have a co-sponsor, just my (USC) job offer letter and it was approved! We were so worried for nothing!

Well done! That's a good data point, too, so thank you for returning and updating us all!

* I-130/CR-1 visa by Direct Consular Filing in London
3rd May 2013 - Married in London

7th May 2013 - I-130 filed
4th June 2013 - NOA2 (approved)
16th July 2013 - Interview (approved)
30th July 2013 - POE San Francisco
29th August 2013 - 2 year green card arrived


* How? Read my DCF London I-130 for CR1/IR1 Spouse Guide

* Removal of Conditions (RoC) via California Service Centre
1st May 2015 - 90 day RoC window opened
6th May 2015 - I-751 filed (delivered 8th May, cheque cashed 18th May)
7th August 2015 - Approved / GC production

27th August 2015 - 10 year green card arrived

* Naturalisation (Citizenship) via Phoenix Lockbox

* San Francisco Field Office:
1st May 2016 - N-400 window opened
20th August 2016 - N-400 filed

26th August 2016 - NOA1
13th September 2016 - Biometrics

12th January 2017 - Biometrics (again)
30th May 2017 - Interview (approved)
7th June 2017 - Oath

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