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Processing times to NVC and change of address

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Hi, 😄

 

I'm new here so still trying to figure out how this all works.

 

I am the beneficially of a K-1 Visa, my fiance is in the US, I am in the UK. We have sent the I-129f form and it was approved: Feb 4th 2019. Shortly after we received a Notice of Action which tells us it has now been sent to the NVC (8th Feb 2019). On some timelines, I have seen this process can take up to 4 weeks. We are in the second week now. I was wondering how long did it take others for it to be received by the NVC and how long after did they hear back with more information/forms ect and if there is any more I should be doing by this point. 

 

I have also moved address since we submitted the form so I'm worried about when to change the address now that is is moving to the NVC and how I would contact them to prevent any delays...

 

Thank you for your help!!

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I don't keep up with timelines anymore, but I can direct you to your instructions to follow once your case gets from NVC to London. You can read what needs to be prepared for a London interview (because each consulate has different procedures). 

 

London sends out a letter of instruction when they receive your file. It will say to get your K1 instructions here https://uk.usembassy.gov/visas/fiancee-2/applying-for-the-visa/

With the address change, you may not get the letter. No worries because you already have the link. You don't need the actual letter to show at the interview.  The medical clinic will say to bring it to your exam. They just want to verify your new case number LNDxxxxxxxxxxxx. Your Petitioner fiancé  will be notified by NVC of the same number and you can use that to show the medical clinic. 

 

Back to your London K1 instructions---- https://uk.usembassy.gov/visas/fiancee-2/applying-for-the-visa/

There are are four steps to read (scroll down) for an overview, then six links to specific topics at the top. The Immigrant FAQ link in the right column has more information. 

 

Right now, while waiting, you can order your police certificate, get your immunizations sorted, and get a Heath Summary report printout  from your GP office. You will need those things to show at the medical and NHS can be slow helping you so good to start now. That is all explained in the links on the instruction page.

 

 

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It's been 4 weeks for me and still no case number from NVC :(  It seems to be backed up at the moment.  Hopefully you'll get yours soon!  Do you know the number to call?  Maybe you can ask them about the address change...?

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29 minutes ago, Wuozopo said:

It will say to get your K1 instructions here https://uk.usembassy.gov/visas/fiancee-2/applying-for-the-visa/

Thank you so much for your help! :) 

 

I will take a look through. I have already gathered up some information. I have the police check, x4 visa photos, GP medical summary and was able to get a few injections done. I keep looking over information but it seems every time I look there is something new that needs to be done. Just want to check that I’m on the right track! 

 

Would you happen to know what is needed for the affidavit of support and when to submit? Do I need copies of everything (scanned or actual copies of evidence) to bring to the interview? 

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16 minutes ago, MaryDave1992 said:

It's been 4 weeks for me and still no case number from NVC :(

Hi MaryDave1992,

 

I’m sorry to hear that! This process has been very stressful so far and it’s hard not knowing when things will go forward and not having dates to go by. Hopefully you’ll hear back soon also. 

 

I’ve found a number to call I think so I may be able to try that. 

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38 minutes ago, CharNoel95 said:

Thank you so much for your help! :) 

 

I will take a look through. I have already gathered up some information. I have the police check, x4 visa photos, GP medical summary and was able to get a few injections done. I keep looking over information but it seems every time I look there is something new that needs to be done. Just want to check that I’m on the right track! 

 

Would you happen to know what is needed for the affidavit of support and when to submit? Do I need copies of everything (scanned or actual copies of evidence) to bring to the interview? 

 

The website says bring photocopies but they don't actually want them at the interview according to ones who report on their London experience. They scan your originals and hand them back. They used to file those paper copies, but are more digital now. 

 

The I-134 affidavit of support goes to the interview along with the rest of your documents. See "required documents" link on the instruction page. London will take anything that proves your fiance's income. Letter from employer or latest tax return are good proofs.

 

Injections: There are only 4 required for adults.  You get one of them (Varicella) waived if you tell them you have had chickenpox. MMR, Tdap or Td, and flu. 

 

Your point of entry will only want to see your passport/visa and the white envelope of papers that will get delivered with your visa. You don't need money in the bank.

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6 minutes ago, Wuozopo said:

The I-134 affidavit of support goes to the interview along with the rest of your documents.

So, this is everything including the form that my fiancé is working on getting together now? Does he mail it to me for me to take along to the interview? Does he need to send it anywhere or a copy of it anywhere? 

 

Also thank you for the info about injections and bank details! This helps a lot. :D 

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1 hour ago, CharNoel95 said:

So, this is everything including the form that my fiancé is working on getting together now? Does he mail it to me for me to take along to the interview? Does he need to send it anywhere or a copy of it anywhere? 

 

Also thank you for the info about injections and bank details! This helps a lot. :D 

He fills out 1-134, includes proof of his income, and mails it to you. You take it to the interview. That is absolutely all you need from him unless....

If your petition expires before the visa interview takes place, you are required to bring to your interview a signed letter from your petitioner confirming that you both remain legally free to marry and that you will marry within 90 days of your arrival in the United States.
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Your petition will have an expiration date four months after NOA2. If you don't interview by that date (approx June 1) then he provides a letter for you to take. most easily interview in that allotted time, but it's perfectly fine if you don't. They just require the letter saying he still intends to marry you.
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43 minutes ago, Wuozopo said:

He fills out 1-134, includes proof of his income, and mails it to you.

Thank you! :)

 

His step mum is the sponsor but somebody told me that my fiance also needs to fill out the form. 

Is this true? If so, would they need to send both of the completed forms to me by mail?  

 

thank you so much for taking the time to help, I greatly appreciate it :)

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24 minutes ago, CharNoel95 said:

Thank you! :)

 

His step mum is the sponsor but somebody told me that my fiance also needs to fill out the form. 

Is this true? If so, would they need to send both of the completed forms to me by mail?  

 

thank you so much for taking the time to help, I greatly appreciate it :)

 

I can tell you that for a K1, London usually wants only an I-134 from the sponsor who actually has enough income. Many have reported that experience. It doesn't have to be the fiancé. It goes to you. Nothing is mailed to London. 

 

Later when you are married and in the US applying for your greencard there is another affidavit of support (I-864) which WILL require both of them to provide one. That one is much more strict and specific. Your husband must be the primary sponsor with a signed form and tax return. The mother can be the joint sponsor by doing her own I-864 and providing her tax return and proof of income.

 

Since you have questions now about what to prepare and expect in London, you should starting posting those in the UK Forum so you don't get answers that are the procedure in another country. 

 

UK forum is here https://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/99-united-kingdom/

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