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Extending the I-129f Approval

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Hi everyone, due to covid-19 we have not been able to get an interview at the US Embassy (I'm sure many of you have the same issue). I noticed that my NOA2 has an expiration date, how do I go about extending that expiration? 

 

I have seen advice to email the embassy, but they told me that USCIS approves I-129f's and not the embassy. 

 

Thanks!

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11 minutes ago, cagal18 said:

Hi everyone, due to covid-19 we have not been able to get an interview at the US Embassy (I'm sure many of you have the same issue). I noticed that my NOA2 has an expiration date, how do I go about extending that expiration? 

 

I have seen advice to email the embassy, but they told me that USCIS approves I-129f's and not the embassy. 

 

Thanks!

The petition will be revalidated accordingly. We are all in the same boat.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Australia
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2 hours ago, cagal18 said:

Hi everyone, due to covid-19 we have not been able to get an interview at the US Embassy (I'm sure many of you have the same issue). I noticed that my NOA2 has an expiration date, how do I go about extending that expiration? 

 

I have seen advice to email the embassy, but they told me that USCIS approves I-129f's and not the embassy. 

 

Thanks!

Hi, this happened to be too when the shutdowns happened. It appears some embassies will automatically extend the petition and some will require a letter from the petitioner to extend it. When my NOA2 was close to the expiration date (in March), the consulate emailed me saying they needed a letter from my fiance. The letter just has to say that they want the petition to be extended. Maybe the embassay misunderstood you in the response? Because, from experience, I'm pretty sure they can extend them. 

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Do you know if the letter asking to extend has to have the petitioner's wet signature?

Seems to me that may be something each consulate determines individually?

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Australia
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21 minutes ago, Jöla said:

Do you know if the letter asking to extend has to have the petitioner's wet signature?

Seems to me that may be something each consulate determines individually?

My fiance signed the letter and scanned it back to me, and it was accepted. 

 

I think it might differ because some people here have advised that nothing needs to be done, and it will automatically be extended. This wasn't the case for me. 

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