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Quick bit of advice needed. My passport expires Dec 2015, now I remember last september when I filed my I-129F for a K1 visa, it said you need a passport with at least 6 months on it. Given that its taken till now to get the NOA2, I'm worried I wont have 6 months left by the time I get to interview.

Should I get my passport renewed ASAP? Will that change the document number or otherwise interfere with my visa application? Or should I keep my current passport? I have 1.5 months before I reach the 6 months.

Also, my partner has the NOA2 but hasn't sent it to me yet. I want to get things ready but aren't sure what the requirements are, and havnt had much success looking for a guide. Visajourneys K1 guide was extremely helpful for filling out I-129F but Im a bit lost on when/if I need police certificates, when I get a medical, who I send the next form to or contact? I realise my partner needs to send me an affadavit of support(I think I'll get his father to do one as well?) but is there a good guide as to what comes next?

If anyones interested we went through the Texas service center, I-129F recieved 1st September 2014, NOA2 recieved 20th april 2015


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It all depends on how fast you get through NVC, how fast you gather your evidence and how long the wait time is for interview.

I'm in the same boat: mine expires in December but I got my NOA2 earlier.

I would say it depends on how badly you don't want to renew passport. For me it's a money thing: I don't want to spend money on two passports, one prior to interview and one after name change after wedding. If you don't mind changing passport then I recommend doing it. If you have a reason not to renew it, start to gather all the paperwork you need and hope your case goes through NVC fast.

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