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Passport renewal/validity - K1 visa

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Hello,

My fiance submitted our K1 application last october. My passport is valid until May 2020 (it seems far away... but not too much knowing how long the process take..).

Could you please let me know how many month of validity the ambassy required to apply the K1 stamp on the passeport?

Would you suggest to renew the passeport as I am waiting for the NO2? Or after we get married for the Adjustment of status?

Thank you very much,

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i think 6 months but not sure.

 

regardless, i would renew it when you get the NOA2, so you dont have to worry about it once you are here for awhile.


5/7/2018 K1       Application mailed

5/9/2018             Application rec'd and signed for (sent via fedex)

5/14/2018          NOA1 Email notification

5/18/2018          NOA1 Paper copy rec'd (i797C)

11/5/2018          NOA2 ❤️ no RFE's

11/19/2018        NVC Received file

12/13/2018        Consulate received/ ready to schedule interview

 

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3 hours ago, Candide08 said:

Hello,

My fiance submitted our K1 application last october. My passport is valid until May 2020 (it seems far away... but not too much knowing how long the process take..).

Could you please let me know how many month of validity the ambassy required to apply the K1 stamp on the passeport?

Would you suggest to renew the passeport as I am waiting for the NO2? Or after we get married for the Adjustment of status?

Thank you very much,

If the passport is not easily renewed while inside the USA then it would be practical to get it done before arrival


YMMV

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Thank you very much for your comments!

The reason I am hesitating to renew my passeport before getting the K1 stamp is that I used visiting stamps in it as proof of meeting.

Would it be ok to only show copy?

 

Thank you,

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3 minutes ago, Candide08 said:

Thank you very much for your comments!

The reason I am hesitating to renew my passeport before getting the K1 stamp is that I used visiting stamps in it as proof of meeting.

Would it be ok to only show copy?

 

Thank you,

That is established by the petition not at the embassy


YMMV

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On 12/2/2018 at 8:13 AM, Candide08 said:

Hello,

My fiance submitted our K1 application last october. My passport is valid until May 2020 (it seems far away... but not too much knowing how long the process take..).

Could you please let me know how many month of validity the ambassy required to apply the K1 stamp on the passeport?

Would you suggest to renew the passeport as I am waiting for the NO2? Or after we get married for the Adjustment of status?

Thank you very much,

 

Looks like you may have a year left on your passport by interview. From the London embassy website list of thing to bring to interview:

Unexpired passport valid for six months beyond your intended date of entry into the United States;

 

On 12/2/2018 at 1:59 PM, Candide08 said:

Thank you very much for your comments!

The reason I am hesitating to renew my passeport before getting the K1 stamp is that I used visiting stamps in it as proof of meeting.

Would it be ok to only show copy?

 

Thank you,

Those will be useful to USCIS for the petition. At your visa interview in London, they will not want to see any proof of meeting or relationship or engagement or photo albums. They do not care when people show up with new passports different from the petition passport. I've known of many.  But it would be more practical for you to renew after marriage if you are going for a married name change because you will pay again for that change. I would get SSN, get bank account, get married, apply for AOS, have biometrics then send off for a new married name passport in that lull waiting for EAD when you won't need your passport for ID for a while.

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On 12/4/2018 at 6:10 AM, Wuozopo said:

 

Looks like you may have a year left on your passport by interview. From the London embassy website list of thing to bring to interview:

Unexpired passport valid for six months beyond your intended date of entry into the United States;

 

Those will be useful to USCIS for the petition. At your visa interview in London, they will not want to see any proof of meeting or relationship or engagement or photo albums. They do not care when people show up with new passports different from the petition passport. I've known of many.  But it would be more practical for you to renew after marriage if you are going for a married name change because you will pay again for that change. I would get SSN, get bank account, get married, apply for AOS, have biometrics then send off for a new married name passport in that lull waiting for EAD when you won't need your passport for ID for a while.

Thank you for your answer! I think it will be easier to do just like you said!! Thanks again

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