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At the time of the K1 interview, does the embassy need a complete copy of the original petition I-129F?

 

My embassy is requesting me to drop off all documents and I read somewhere that we need a complete copy but I am unsure if that is just for our own records or if it should be submitted to them as well. I know they already have the original submitted petition so it doesn't make sense that they need it but I read in several posts that it is required? 

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12 minutes ago, tench said:

and I read somewhere that we need a complete copy

Where did you read that it is REQUIRED?


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I have seen it in other sources online but if you are asking specifically on VJ:

 

There is a post titled: "Documents Arrangement for Embassy Drop-Off and K1 Interview Day"

In this post the original person posting wrote a list of documents required and one of things included was "- Copy of I-129F "

 

 

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27 minutes ago, tench said:

At the time of the K1 interview, does the embassy need a complete copy of the original petition I-129F?

 

My embassy is requesting me to drop off all documents and I read somewhere that we need a complete copy but I am unsure if that is just for our own records or if it should be submitted to them as well. I know they already have the original submitted petition so it doesn't make sense that they need it but I read in several posts that it is required? 

Embassy has your original I-129F petition along with all the documents you submitted.

 

Sending a copy of the I-129F form you completed is helpful to your fiancee as it has the BIO information on you.   But the embassy itself could care less about a copy of your I-129F petition .. they have the original.

 

 

The guide here on VJ use to have that listed, not sure if they finally removed .. as it is bad information.


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Posted (edited)

Please give the link to the complete forum posting.

 

Many interviewing embassies/consulates have their individual document requirements. Are you speaking about an embassy/consulate-specific requirement?

 

There are at least two specific recommendations for documents in the VJ K1 Visa Guide:

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IMPORTANT!
Make TWO copies of the entire package before you send it in. This includes the money orders too. You want to have a perfect replica of the package you are sending in. All Forms that you submit must be originals with original signatures. Supporting Evidence that you submit may be photocopies. Retain ALL original supporting Evidence since the USCIS has the right to check them by issuing an RFE (Request For Evidence). If you receive an RFE, follow the direction exactly, and make two copies of what you sent back. During any future interviews the USCIS may also want to examine the original supporting evidence.
 

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What to send to your fiance once the I-129F is approved (Receive NOA2): 

1.A copy of the entire I-129f package (that you made when you sent the petition in) and a copy of information that you sent back due to an RFE (if you received one). Your fiance should review this information in advance of the interview (the embassy will have copies of this as well).

2.Send copies of the documentary proof that you submitted with the I-129F for your fiance to have on hand for their interview at the embassy. Your fiance should review this information in advance of the interview (the embassy will have copies of this as well).

3.Send an original letter affirming your desire to marry your fiance and your continued support of the K-1 Visa. Sign and date the form. This will be similar to the letter you provided with the I-129F, but dated much closer to the interview (it will have most likely been several months since you submitted your I-129F).

4.I-134 Affidavit of Support form. Ensure it is signed, with all required supporting evidence. Begin collecting the required information ahead of time, as it can often take several weeks to collect it all.

5.You will need several items (for the above form). Gather duplicate evidence of income and resources as appropriate: 

(A) Statement from an officer of the bank/financial institution with your deposits, identifying the following: 1. date account opened; 2. total amount deposited for the past year; 3. present balance 
(B) Statement(s) from your employer on business stationary showing: 1. Date and nature of employment; 2. salary paid; 3. whether position is temporary or permanent (also include copies of your last two pay stubs and your previous W-2 for the associated employer if available) 
(C) If Self Employed: 1. Copy of last income tax return filed (or IRS transcripts); or 2. report of commercial rating concern 
(D) List containing serial numbers and denominations of bonds and name of record owner(s). 

Begin collecting these ASAP after your NOA2 arrives. See this FAQ for more tips and useful information on the Affidavit of Support Form. 

6.A copy of the NOA2 that you received in the mail. (backup information; the embassy will have copies of this as well)

7.Proof of your ongoing relationship. This needs to be taken to the interview! Include photos, travel documents, emails, online chat logs (pick several over the prior few months), etc.. from between the time you filed and present (NOA1 until date-now).

Examples: Copies of land line and cell phone bills, appropriate emails and letters you have sent including the stamps on envelopes (to document the date they were sent), and other written documentary proof. Provide a reasonable amount; two to four of each type. Pick a range of dates up to and including the present. You can also include a copy of engagement ring receipt (this is something that is a big optional - do not worry if you do not have a ring yet!)

 

REF: https://www.visajourney.com/content/k1guide/

 

Agree with Hank. Is this requirement embassy/consulate-specific?

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38 minutes ago, tench said:

At the time of the K1 interview, does the embassy need a complete copy of the original petition I-129F?

 

My embassy is requesting me to drop off all documents and I read somewhere that we need a complete copy but I am unsure if that is just for our own records or if it should be submitted to them as well. I know they already have the original submitted petition so it doesn't make sense that they need it but I read in several posts that it is required? 

Yeah that part? What all documents? I don’t think embassy would request something in such a vague way.


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2016-07-08: NVC Scan

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2017-06-30: Interview, approved

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2017-08-01: Entry to US

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3 minutes ago, arken said:

Yeah that part? What all documents? I don’t think embassy would request something in such a vague way.

Oh believe me they are very vague and not very helpful. It is as if the K1 visa is some ####### child type of hybrid non-immigrant and immigrant visa that no one at the embassy can provide clear cut information on

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3 minutes ago, tench said:

Oh believe me they are very vague and not very helpful. It is as if the K1 visa is some ####### child type of hybrid non-immigrant and immigrant visa that no one can provide clear cut information on

When dealing with the embassy phase it is impossible to know what is what with all of them.   I always recommend checking the sub-forum for your country .. sadly there are not sub-forums for all countries.  Best suggestion in that case is to hunt down others that have processed through "your" embassy, better chance of getting the facts.

 

And yes the K-1 is one crazy visa type of its own.


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7 hours ago, Djamel said:

are police records required if you stayed in a foreign country for less than 12 months ??

Answered in your other posting.

 

 


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