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We have applied for a CR1 visa and are currently waiting for an interview at the Consulate in Sydney after being Documentarily Qualified by the NVC. We have a joint sponsor in the US who submitted a I-864, along with all the required documents to the NVC during the Affidavit of Support stage.

 

Question: Do I need to bring the joint sponsor's documents (signed I-864 and copy of joint sponsor's latest tax return) to the actual interview or will the immigration officer already have  a copy of these from the NVC?

 

Due to the sensitive information contained (salary details, tax paid) my joint sponsor upload his I-864 documents to CEAC himself, therefore I do not have a copy and would prefer not to have to ask for one out of respect for privacy.

 

Thank you :)

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33 minutes ago, twentyone21 said:

We have applied for a CR1 visa and are currently waiting for an interview at the Consulate in Sydney after being Documentarily Qualified by the NVC. We have a joint sponsor in the US who submitted a I-864, along with all the required documents to the NVC during the Affidavit of Support stage.

 

Question: Do I need to bring the joint sponsor's documents (signed I-864 and copy of joint sponsor's latest tax return) to the actual interview or will the immigration officer already have  a copy of these from the NVC?

 

Due to the sensitive information contained (salary details, tax paid) my joint sponsor upload his I-864 documents to CEAC himself, therefore I do not have a copy and would prefer not to have to ask for one out of respect for privacy.

 

Thank you :)

I interviewed in London and had to bring my sponsor's affidavit of support and financial documents (we didn't have a joint sponsor). They reviewed these documents during the interview. I'm pretty confident the same would apply in Aus. 

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1 hour ago, Zoeeeeeee said:

I interviewed in London and had to bring my sponsor's affidavit of support and financial documents (we didn't have a joint sponsor). They reviewed these documents during the interview. I'm pretty confident the same would apply in Aus. 

I agree.  My husband (fiance) had to bring my financial documents along to the interview, although there is no real NVC part in the K-1.  Still, I can't imagine sending an immigrant visa applicant to an interview without the pertinent docs.

 

Seems odd that the primary sponsor and visa applicant would not be privy to the financial info on which the visa approval will be based.

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I just had my interview today, Honolulu. I did bring all documents we submitted plus updated ones (recent documents we thought would be helpful, coz i read before there are instances that some papers get missing in their part,) But my interviewer today never asked for anything because They have my complete files with them. 
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7 hours ago, Chancy said:

 

You mean RoC interview in the US, right?  Not visa interview at the consulate, like in the OP's case.

 

Ohhh. Thank you for clarifying. You are right! Sorry for the confusion and thank you

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March 15, 2019  12:08PM Delivered as per USPS Tracking / USCIS website too

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Oct 7, 2020 interview - approved (uscis tracker saya new card is being produced)

Oct 8 , 2020 - uscis updated to Case Completed

Oct 12, 2020 - received hardcopy - NOA case completed
Oct 13 2020 - card was mailed to me expected delivery Oct 19

Oct 16, 2020 - received 10yr Expiration - GC 
 

N-400 Honolulu Office

April 04, 2021 - filed online paid using CC

April 05, 2021 - online says notice was emailed, biometric reuse 

April 12, 2021 - received the hard copy of notice and biometric reuse

May 21, 2021 - online update, interview scheduled

June 28, 2021 - interview and ceremony Approved

 

 

 

 

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20 hours ago, twentyone21 said:

We have applied for a CR1 visa and are currently waiting for an interview at the Consulate in Sydney after being Documentarily Qualified by the NVC. We have a joint sponsor in the US who submitted a I-864, along with all the required documents to the NVC during the Affidavit of Support stage.

 

Question: Do I need to bring the joint sponsor's documents (signed I-864 and copy of joint sponsor's latest tax return) to the actual interview or will the immigration officer already have  a copy of these from the NVC?

 

Due to the sensitive information contained (salary details, tax paid) my joint sponsor upload his I-864 documents to CEAC himself, therefore I do not have a copy and would prefer not to have to ask for one out of respect for privacy.

 

Thank you :)

In my case I didn't use the joint sponsor, but I brought the I-864 to the interview. Before the interview section there was other Consular Officer who checked my documents and I submitted the I-864, but she returned it back to me and said since I already submitted online at the CEAC the hardcopy isn't necessary as the embassy already have it. But just in case, I think it would be better to have with you in hand, if they ask you can show them right away. But it may vary for each country

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8 minutes ago, CS_Bradshaw said:

In my case I didn't use the joint sponsor, but I brought the I-864 to the interview. Before the interview section there was other Consular Officer who checked my documents and I submitted the I-864, but she returned it back to me and said since I already submitted online at the CEAC the hardcopy isn't necessary as the embassy already have it. But just in case, I think it would be better to have with you in hand, if they ask you can show them right away. But it may vary for each country

Ok wow, I'd imagine this should be the case for all consulates though right. The NVC sends the consulate each of our petitions. The AOS packet would have to be included in this right? It would seem to be beyond belief that the NVC would 'send' the consulate whatever they're 'sending', but not include the most critical documents we've just uploaded. Does anyone know why this isn't a general understanding that 'yes, of course the consulates naturally have access to all your documents uploaded to CEAC'?

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14 minutes ago, twentyone21 said:

The AOS packet would have to be included in this right? It would seem to be beyond belief that the NVC would 'send' the consulate whatever they're 'sending', but not include the most critical documents we've just uploaded.

AOS as in affidavit of support - yes you should take a copy of the most recent tax returns / transcripts especially if a new tax year has been filed.  Consulates can see what is loaded in CEAC.

 

For K1 filers the I-134 must be brought in.


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I've replied in your other topic but yes, definitely bring it along. When you receive your interview date the consulate will send you a document cover sheet of documents you are expected to bring (joint sponsor is one of them if you have one). The officer at the consulate reviewing my documents looked through them but didnt do anything else with them as they were already uploaded. Annoying that we have to bring it in even though its already uploaded to the system but better to be safe than sorry!

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You don't need the originals of your sponsor's/joint sponsor's documents but you need to bring photocopies of everything


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