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Hello everybody,

My K-1 visa was approved from USCIS two weeks ago and it is probably in NVC now and will be transferred to US embassy in Ankara/Turkey soon. One of the requirements that US embassy asks applicants is to have a passport at least for 8 months. Well, my passport is valid for 8 months right now but in two weeks or whenever I get my interview, it will be valid for less than 8 months. I can get a new passport in just two days. But should I change my passport and get a new one? what if embassy say: USCIS has approved your old passport and your new passport is something new for us (US embassy).

Any helps and ideas would be appreciated

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Did you contact the embassy and asked this or did you read it on their website somewhere?

I emailed my embassy (Stockholm) and they said that the passport should have 6 months on it from the time I get my visa. My passport expires in 7.

Maybe embassies have different requirements but if you just read it on their website it might be a good to double check the info with them. Sometimes what is said on the website and what is actually accepted are not 100% the same.

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first of all you should contact the embassy and ask them directly about this. Have you already sent your P3 to the embassy? In China they asked for first page of your passport. So I assume once they get it and see that it expires less than in 8 months they might say something or contact you. If no then get the visa to your old passport, apply for a new one and entry the US with two passports, I did it once but crossing the boarder heading to China.

K-1 Visa Timeline!
Service Center : California Service Center
Consulate : Guanzhou, China


I-129F Sent : 2015-01-14 I-129F NOA1 : 2015-01-16                     California SC received: 2015-01-21
I-129F NOA1 hardcopy: 2015-01-27 I-129F NOA2 : 2015-02-06   I-129F NOA2 hardcopy: 2015-02-18
NVC received: 2015-02-18 Consulate Received : 2015-02-27
Fiance received the hard mail from NVC with a new assinged number: 2015-3-3
received instructions (pkt 3): 2015-3-5 (hard mail)          
paid visa fee: 2015-3-12
received appointment letter (pkt 4): 2015-3-12 (email)    
Medical: 2015-04-03 Picked medical up: 2015-04-10
Interview Date : 2015-4-14 Interview Result :Approved   Visa Received :
US Entry : 2015-5-19
Marriage : 2015-6-27




filed for AOS: 2015-7-16 delivered to Chicago Lockbox: 2015-7-20

Electronic NOA1: 2015-7-23 Hard copies NOA1: 2015-7-28

Biometrics appointment letter: 2015-8-1 Biometrics appointment: 2015-8-12

RFE :( 2015-8-19 RFE hard copy: 2015-8-22

Finally sent RFE back:: 2015-10-02 RFE was delivered: 2015-10-05

USCIS updated status on "request for evidence was received": 2015-10-07

Combo card is being produced: 2015-10-26 (exactly three weeks after submitting RFE)

Case status update; card was mailed: 2015-10-28 Received EAD approval letter: 2015-10-29

Combo card received: 2015-11-2 Interview scheduled: 2015-12-21 (APPROVED :dancing: )

Green card received: 2015-12-21



October 17, 2016 - case filed 

October 25, 2016 - NOA1

December 19, 2016 - Biometrics at GUZ field Office 

December 2, 2017 - Inquiry about the case being outside the processing time norms

January 2, 2018 - notification regarding the inquiry being outside processing time norms, the case has not assigned yet 

February 23, 2018 - scheduled for the Interview 

March 21, 2018 -  a response was sent to my inquiry about why your case is taking longer than our processing time

April 4, 2018 - Interview 

April 12, 2019 - in line for the Oath Ceremony




October 28, 2017 - filed I-751 case

November 6, 2017 - NOA1

November 20, 2017 - biometric at GUZ field office 

March 4, 2018 - status change: Your case was received by your local office 



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