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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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Hey there :help::help:

We were approved for the K1 on November 19th 2007. However as luck would have it we have lost the paper copy.

I am awaiting our approval getting to NVC and onward to London's US Embassy.

We spoke to USCIS at CSC however they say to file for I-824 to get a duplicate but this costs 340$.

Can I not simply print off the online status that says when we approved and they will send their own copy of the approval with my petition to London ??

Please help.

Many thanks :wacko:

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You will need the approval notice for AOS ... NVC nor London should need it...

Sorry I don't understand what you mean.

After you're married, when you go to file for Adjustment of Status (AOS) you will need the approval notice. But you won't need it before then.

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You will need the approval notice for AOS ... NVC nor London should need it...

Sorry I don't understand what you mean.

When you apply for adjustment of status upon entry to the US on the K1 you need to send a copy of the approval notice with your application to USCIS.

At this point, you do not need it for the interview or for NVC.


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Do you not get a copy of your approval in your 'pack' along with all the evidence you sent to the CSC once your passport is stamped with your K1 visa etc at the US Embassy London.

Or do they just stamp your passport with the visa and say you must go to the US and get married within a certain time.

I was hoping that maybe in London we would be able to get another copy off the inspector ? :unsure:

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You will need it to adjust status after marriage in the USA on the K-1 visa.

You can apply for a replacement one using I-824 and of course pay a fee $340


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Do you not get a copy of your approval in your 'pack' along with all the evidence you sent to the CSC once your passport is stamped with your K1 visa etc at the US Embassy London.

Or do they just stamp your passport with the visa and say you must go to the US and get married within a certain time.

I was hoping that maybe in London we would be able to get another copy off the inspector ? :unsure:

Just to reiterate please is there ANY way other than paying the 340$ ??

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Germany
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The visa in your passport will be your approval from the embassy overseas.

I did not receive any other document than that (well, besides the big brown envelope that you are not allowed to open and have to hand in to the immigration officer at the POE, it contains your file).

I guess you could risk it and ask the London embassy about it, but I am not sure wether they will have an exact copy of the letter or some kind of USCIS internal note of the approval (which would not help you out at all), so you might end up having to file I-824 after all. 340.00 Dollar for a NOA2 duplicate kinda sucks... but like stated above, you will def. need it later on in the AOS process, I-485 asks for a copy of the fiance petition approval, not the visa.


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Dammit, okay , thanks for your help, I guess Santa better bring me some more money this year.

Many many thanks for your help, heres hoping they send this copy quicker than the origonal, it took 219 days to get approved !!

Thanks again :thumbs:

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Dammit, okay , thanks for your help, I guess Santa better bring me some more money this year.

Many many thanks for your help, heres hoping they send this copy quicker than the origonal, it took 219 days to get approved !!

Thanks again :thumbs:

Yeah, they def. know how to take people's money... good luck to you and I really think they will send you the duplicate alot faster than the original.


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Dammit, okay , thanks for your help, I guess Santa better bring me some more money this year.

Many many thanks for your help, heres hoping they send this copy quicker than the origonal, it took 219 days to get approved !!

Thanks again :thumbs:

Yeah, they def. know how to take people's money... good luck to you and I really think they will send you the duplicate alot faster than the original.

Yeah, it's a ridiculous requirement. They *know* you received the Visa becaus a) your passport has the Visa, and B) you're in their freaking computer system. That you have to pay one hand of the government to prove to the other hand of the government that you're legit is just moronic. :(

Congrats on the K-1 though, and best of luck to you both! :)

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Yeah, it's a ridiculous requirement. They *know* you received the Visa becaus a) your passport has the Visa, and B) you're in their freaking computer system. That you have to pay one hand of the government to prove to the other hand of the government that you're legit is just moronic. :(

I couldn't agree more!


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