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Is the I-94 required for filing the K1 visa?

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So my fiancée and I (the beneficiary) are gathering all the documents needed to file the I-129F form, from my understanding from "step-by-step" guides I have seen online, the I-94 is required if the beneficiary has travelled to the United States before, the I-94 is basically a paper that shows your arrivals and departures to and from the United States in the past. 
Now the problem is I was 2-3 years old when I went to the States, I went twice, and I can't find the passport I had when I travelled (the passport number at the time of travel is needed to produce the I-94 paper online), what do I do? And is it required if I only travelled to the US only when I was under the age of 18?
Please explain to me in detail if possible, much appreciated. 

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If you were only 2 or 3 years old when you traveled to the US, it's probably insignificant and have no effect on the I-129F/K-1. You can always attach an affidavit stating you've been to the US at a certain age and that you no longer possess the old passport.

For my I-129F and K-1 detailed timelines, please refer to my timeline page :)




1 March 2018 (Thu): FedEx 2-Day 10.30 AM to Chicago, IL.
5 March 2017 (Fri): Delivered to Chicago, IL. <Signed for by: J. Chyba>
10 March 2018 (Sat): NOA1 hardcopy's date.
12 March 2018 (Mon): Check cashed.
13 March 2018 (Tue): Received text and e-mail notifications.
16 March 2018 (Fri): NOA1 hardcopy via normal mail.

16 March 2018 (Fri):: Biometrics appointment letter's date.

22 March 2018 (Thu): Biometrics appointment letter via normal mail.

5 April 2018 (Thu): Biometrics appointment at 9.00 am.


AOS Updates Post-Biometrics

19 July 2018 (Thu): Text and email notifications stating that as of 17 July 2018, case is ready to be scheduled for an interview and a notice will follow.


EAD + AP Updates Post-Biometrics

6 August 2018 (Mon): NOA2 hardcopy's date.

6 August 2018 (Mon): Text and e-mail notifications received. New card is ordered and being produced.

9 August 2018 (Thu): Text and e-mail notifications received. Card is picked up by USPS.

10 August 2018 (Fri): NOA2 hardcopy via normal mail.

11 August 2018 (Sat): Combo card sent from Lee's Summit, MO via Priority Mail and no signature was required at delivery. Mailman dropped it in the mailbox like regular mails.

** Approved in 158 days **



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To be honest you don't need a I-94 to submit with a K-1 visa application and if you we were 2-3 years old kid  when you first visited US it won't really matter at all. 

19-APR-2017- K-1 Visa Granted

11-MAY-2017- Entered US

14-JUN-2017- Got married


05-AUG-2017- Sent AOS package to chicago lockbox

07-AUG-2017- AOS Package Reached Chicago lockbox

10-AUG-2017- Received E-Notifications for 3 forms at 12:30 in the night !!!

14-AUG-2017- Received NOA1 by mail

24-AUG-2017- Received letter for Biometrics

08-SEPT-2017-Biometrics done

13-DEC-2017- Received RFIE

31-JAN-2018- Response to RFIE Received by USCIS

01-FEB-2018- EAD Approved

08-FEB-2018- Received EAD Card

04-MAY-2018- AOS interview/ Approved on spot

10-MAY-2018- Received Approval letter & Green Card in mail



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Okay thanks a lot guys, one more thing please, is it better to have my fiancee submit an Affidavit of Support now with the initial I-129f petition package, or is it only needed for my interview at the Us Consulate in my country when it's time to interview me? I read somewhere that it could make a solid case for us and speed up processing time if we include it with the initial package. Thank you!

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No, sending the Affidavit of Support with the original petition is not necessary, and it won't help your case in any way. I've never heard that could speed up processing times and actually, if that was the case, everyone would send it, right? :)


So, as you said, the form and all supporting documents are only needed for the Embassy stage.


Good luck on getting everything ready!



K1 Visa process 


30 March 2017 (Thu): i-129f sent

6 April 2017 (Thu): i-129f received- NOA1 RECEIVED DATE

11 April 2017 (Tue): Check cashed out - NOA1 NOTICE DATE

12 April 2017 (Wed): NOA1 email/text confirmation

17 April 2017 (Mon): NOA1 hardcopy

10 August 2017 (Thu): NOA2 Approval date

14 August 2017 (Mon): NOA2 hardcopy

24 August 2017 (Thu): NVC received and case # assigned (provided through phone call 8/25)

29 August 2017 (Tue): NVC left

30 August 2017 (Wed): Consulate Received (READY at the ceac tracker)

01 September 2017 (Fri): Packet 3 (instructions) received

01 September 2017 (Fri): Packet 3 sent (documents mailed)

02 September 2017 (Sat): NVC letter in the mail

08 September 2017 (Fri): Packet 4 received

11 September 2017 (Mon): Medical exam

21 September 2017 (Thu): Interview- APPROVED

26 September 2017 (Tue): Visa Issued

28 September 2017 (Thu): Visa Delivered (VOH)

20 October 2017 (Fri): POE Dallas Fort Worth

15 December 2017 (Fri): Wedding (Salt Lake City)


AOS/EAD/AP process 

08 January 2018 (Mon): AOS/EAD/AP package sent

09 January 2018 (Tue): Received date

10 January 2018 (Wed): Notice date

11 January 2018 (Thu): AOS/EAD/AP NOA texts and emails

12 January 2018 (Fri): Check cashed out (yep, that was weird)

16 January 2018 (Tue): NOAs hard copies received in the mail

26 January 2018 (Fri): Biometrics appointment in the mail

09 February 2018 (Fri): Biometrics appointment

05 April 2018 (Thu)Green Card Interview scheduled (email and text received 08 April, Sunday)

12 April 2018 (Thu): Green Card Interview appointment letter received in the mail

15 May 2018 (Tue): Green Card Interview: APPROVAL

15 May 2018 (Tue): Card is being produced

19 May 2018 (Sat): 1-797 Approval Notice received

23 May 2018 (Wed): Card was mailed

24 May 2018 (Thu): Post office picked up the mail. Tracking number.

25 May 2018 (Fri): Green Card RECEIVED

30 May 2018 (Wed): EAD and AP case closed, benefit received by other means

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