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i129f filed, when for the affidavit of support?

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I filed our i129f petition for fiance one month ago. We already received our NOA1 and now patiently waiting for NOA2. However, I am wondering, will the request for affidavit of support come in the mail first or does the approval denial (NOA2) come first? And if they send me a request to fill out/send an affidavit of support, when will that be? Thanks so much!

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35 minutes ago, annamariya2000 said:

Thank you, I have read through it. I just heard that they cannot approve the petition unless they have a completed affidavit of support first, not sure if this is true..

It's not...no idea where you read otherwise. The I-134 is presented at the interview.


Timelines:

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AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

10/24/18: Green card produced

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

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I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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I would wait until NOA2. Especially now because you have to wait months before your NOA2 and we will roll-over to a new year. If you file affidavit now for the tax year 2017, by next year, you’ll have to file another affidavit for the tax year 2018. Does that make sense? Hope this helps. Good luck. 

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13 minutes ago, annamariya2000 said:

Thank you! Will there be instructions on the NOA2 to start gathering documents for the affidavit of support?

There will be a packet 3 and 4 (or just packet 4 with some consulates) with information on what is needed. This is after NOA2 and after NVC sends the approved petition to the embassy/consulate.

Specifics vary by country.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

10/24/18: Green card produced

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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1 minute ago, geowrian said:

There will be a packet 3 and 4 (or just packet 4 with some consulates) with information on what is needed. This is after NOA2 and after NVC sends the approved petition to the embassy/consulate.

Specifics vary by country.

How long for these packets after receiving NOA2? 

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27 minutes ago, annamariya2000 said:

How long for these packets after receiving NOA2? 

Normally it's about a month after NOA2 to go through NVC and get to the consulate. After that,m it depends on the consulate...some are within days and others could be a couple months or so.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

10/24/18: Green card produced

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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3 minutes ago, geowrian said:

Normally it's about a month after NOA2 to go through NVC and get to the consulate. After that,m it depends on the consulate...some are within days and others could be a couple months or so.

Are these packets sent to the petitioner or beneficiary? 

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Since you filed your I-129F last month you can join this thread here: https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/685677-october-2018-i-129f-filers/

 

 

This will put you in a group of people that are at the same point in the process as you. I'm sure many of your questions will be answered here as well. 

 

 

 


I-129F Sent: April 12, 2018

I-129F Received: April 13, 2018 (confirmation by email)

I-129F NOA1: April 18, 2018

I-129F NOA2: October 5, 2018 (received by mail on October 12, 2018)

NVC Received: November 1, 2018

NVC Case Number Assigned: November 2, 2018

Left NVC: November 13, 2018

Arrived at Embassy: November 19, 2018

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9 minutes ago, annamariya2000 said:

Are these packets sent to the petitioner or beneficiary? 

As with everything else post NOA-2, depends on the consulate.   In our case, packet 3 was emailed to petitioner.   

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