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Hi everyone -

In need of advice/reassurance! I received the NOA2 for my I-129f petition back in March. For various work-related reasons, my fiance has been slow to schedule the medical, but it has now been scheduled for June 26th. The problem, which I've only just realized, is that there is in fact an expiration date on the NOA2, which in our case is July 5th. I feel like this is cutting things uncomfortably close and I'd feel a lot better if someone could answer these questions:

1) First of all, what has to happen before the expiration date? Is it just that the medical needs to be completed and contact made with the embassy to schedule the interview? Or does the interview actually need to take place before then? Or is it something else I haven't thought of?

2) I have heard that London will automatically extend the NOA2 validity if necessary - is this true? Do we need to contact them to request this? Is it even necessary in our case? I would feel a lot better if someone could confirm this for me.

I'm really stressing out about this - please help!

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1) First of all, what has to happen before the expiration date? Is it just that the medical needs to be completed and contact made with the embassy to schedule the interview? Or does the interview actually need to take place before then? Or is it something else I haven't thought of?

2) I have heard that London will automatically extend the NOA2 validity if necessary - is this true? Do we need to contact them to request this? Is it even necessary in our case? I would feel a lot better if someone could confirm this for me.

I'm really stressing out about this - please help!

If she has not interviewed by July 5 (and there is NO chance now that will happen) then she needs to take a new letter of intent from you to her interview. London will extend the validity, but they do request a new letter presented at the interview. It should tell her that in her letter of instruction. Ask her to read it to you.

So write a new letter addressed to the US Embassy London and get it into the mail to your fiance, along with your Affidavit of support documents if those haven't been done yet.


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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Here is an official line from the Embassy - I had a similar thing happen...

If an interview is not scheduled for you before your K-1 petition expires, your fiancée may submit a letter to request that the petition is extended for an additional 4 months. The letter should confirm that you both remain legally free to marry and that you intend to do so within 90 days of your initial entry to the United States. The letter can either be presented to a consular officer at the time of your interview.

Might be worth having the letter notarized?

I did... just to make sure.

There is an example letter on this site...I used that.

Edited by stevehaze

Steve Haze (Singer/Songwriter)

http://www.stevehaze.com

  • 07/09/2014 - Met a beautiful girl in Hawaii. - You can read our soppy love story meeting HERE.
  • 23/12/2014 - Proposed to my fiancé with this song: "My Heart's Yours To Break"
  • 03/01/2015 I-129F package sent to Lewisville, TX Lockbox
  • 08/01/2015 NOA1
  • 08/01/2015 I-129F routed to USCIS California Service Centre
  • 02/02/2015 NOA2 (approved!)
  • 10/03/2015 Packet 3 Received from London Embassy
  • 11/03/2015 Scheduled medical at Knightsbridge
  • 27/03/2015 Packet 3 Sent (online)
  • 20/04/2015 Readiness form submitted
  • 11/05/2015 Medical at Knightsbridge whio requested more information.
  • 11/05/2015 Request information from GP regarding medical history.
  • 26/05/2015 GP finally provides letter and faxes to Knightsbridge Medical
  • 28/05/2015 Knightsbridge confirm medical pack sent by courier to U.S. Embassy London
  • 11/06/2015 Packet 4 Received from London Embassy
  • 11/06/2015 Paid Visa fees on AIS website.
  • 16/07/2015 INTERVIEW - APPROVED!!!!
  • 21/07/2015 CEAC Changes to Administrative Processing
  • 22/07/2015 CEAC Changes to ISSUED
  • 07/08/2015 - The day I plan to fly!!

Currently waiting for Visa to arrive!! :clock:

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