FOR MARK ONLY Mark, My wife have finally received an interview appointment letter for the F21 visa. As part of the

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Customer: FOR MARK ONLYHi Mark,My wife have finally received an interview appointment letter for the F21 visa. As part of the interview prep they want her to bring the original I-864 form. By this time the form is already expired. The form I have submitted to NVC expired on 09/30 this year. They didn't ask directly to do this, but I am just wondering if I would need to fill out a new form or my wife can just bring the original one that I have submitted to NVC even if it is already expired?
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Hello! Thank you for requesting my assistance! Please allow me some time to prepare an appropriate response.
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Can you send me what the actual language of the request is? And where you got that information? It would help me better assist you.
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Hi Mark! So, they didn't request anything actually. They just sent a email saying that interview is scheduled containing the date of interview. I went online and checked for prep steps and one of the items is to bring to the interview - "The appropriate Form I-864 Affidavit of Support for each financial sponsor along with a photocopy of the sponsor’s IRS transcript or most recent U.S. federal income tax return, and any relevant W-2s. ".
Now I just remembered that previously when I was submitting I-864 to NVC early this year they returned it because the form has expired and they wanted me to fill in the new version of form. And now I noticed the form that I have submitted previously expired already. They didn't ask to fill a new one, but I am just double checking if that wouldn't be a problem on the interview
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Thank you for the clarification. When did you last submit an I-864?

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On April 23, 2021. Case was Documentarily Qualified on May 28th, and then received an interview letter on October 22. Interview is scheduled for November. The I-864 form says it expires 09/30/2021.
I am just curious if that means that I need to fill in the new form again, or since it was approved already by NVC and interview scheduled then it may be good? The interview invitation doesn't mention anything about updating form, but I am just worrying about this.
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When you filed the original I-864, had you filed your 2020 tax return? Did you use that with your I-864?

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Thank you. If you look at the I-864 page (https://www.uscis.gov/i-864), where it reads "Edition Date," you can see the most recent edition available: 03/10/2021. While that edition expired on 9/30/2021, the page also says the following: "We will publish a new edition of this form soon. In the meantime, you may continue using the 03/10/21 edition despite the expiration date."

Since DHS has not published a new form yet, you can continue to use the current one that expired on 9/30/2021, until it does.

I am available to answer additional questions about this.

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Thank you so much!
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Yeah, I think it makes sense! Thanks for your elaborate response.
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You're very welcome! It was a pleasure chatting with you today.

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Until next time, I wish you all the best!

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I have a follow up question. My wife haven't received any hard copy of invitation letter for the interview. Just an email. Should she be waiting for the hard paper version of the invitation? Or she can use the email letter for the interview. In the Pre-interview checklist here: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/KEV-Kyiv.html#pre_interview_checklist - it says to bring "A copy of your NVC interview letter (does not apply to Diversity Visa, fiancé(e), adoptive, or asylee/refugee applicants)." Not sure if we are supposed to expect the paper letter to arrive? Do you have some thoughts on this?
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Historically, she would receive something in the mail. That might have changed since technology and communications change over time. Ultimately, she will either get one in the mail or she won't. If she does, she can take it with her. If she doesn't, she should print out the emailed version and take it with her.

NOTE: Technically, this is a new and unrelated question to the one about the I-864 edition date. Though that typically requires you to post it to a new thread. I have answered this one as a courtesy to you. In the future, please post your new questions to a new thread. Thank you!

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Sure. Thank you so much!
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You're most welcome.

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