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I-129F validity extension- who to contact?

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: France
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Hello,

I need to request an extension of my I-129F petition because The earliest available appointment at the embassy for my fiancé's interview, is past the petition's expiration date.

I am trying to contact the embassy to request an extension and so far, emails to the embassy haven't worked.

I am the petitioner in the USA and my fiancé is the beneficiary in France. her interview will be at the embassy in Paris. if anyone has any advice about how I can make an extension request to the embassy in Paris that would be a big help-

Thanks and good luck everybody

Jason

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Email is the best way to ask for a "revalidation". However, if you're actively working and scheduling your case, then there's no need to go out of your way to do so. They will automatically extend the petition at the date of the interview.


I learned the hard way, I hope YOU don't have to. Advice: learn, learn, learn.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Germany
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23 minutes ago, Pmta1 said:

Email is the best way to ask for a "revalidation". However, if you're actively working and scheduling your case, then there's no need to go out of your way to do so. They will automatically extend the petition at the date of the interview.

Careful. Every embassy/ consulate is different and handles things different.

 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: France
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The embassy will send you an email normally explaining that they have received your approved petition from NVC, to go ahead and complete the DS160, pay the fee and schedule your appointment. They will precise in that email that in the event no appointments are available before the expiration of your approved petition then the beneficiary needs to provide you with a letter requesting an extension for 4 months from the expiration date and also stating again his / her intent to marry. You will bring this letter with you the day of the interview. 

No need to contact them prior to that , especially if you have scheduled your interview.

Personally my interview was after the expiration and they didn't even ask for anything (I had the letter just in case) 
 

that's word for word what they write in the email : 

 

The petition may expire by the time you attend your final visa interview. To revalidate the I-129F petition, please have your U.S. citizen fiancé(e) provide you with a letter requesting that your petition be extended for another 4 months from the last expiration date. This letter –which you will bring at the time of the interview–, must be dated and signed by the U.S. Petitioner and state both your intention to still marry within 90 days of your arrival into the U.S. with the K-1 visa and that you are both still free to marry.

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