What do I do if interview already scheduled but petitioner has died?

Asked 8 months ago - Brooklyn, NY

My family just received an interview appointment, 3 days after the death of the petitioner. What should we do now that everything has been turned over to the consulate in our home country and are no longer with NVC?

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  1. Giacomo Jacques Behar

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    Answered . The petition itself will not die, don't worry! You now need to find another sponsor to "step into the shoes" of the original petitioner for affidavit of support purposes. Hopefully that can be another family member, if not, just about anyone who meets the affidavit of support's financial requirements.

    Kindly be advised that the answer above is only general in nature cannot be construed as legal advice, given that... more
  2. Gunda Johanna Brost

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    Answered . The petition does not necessarily die when the petitioner does. Find someone to take over.

    Gunda J. Brost Brost Law Office This advice does not form an attorney-client relationship and is merely... more
  3. L. Vincent Ramunno Jr.

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    Answered . Mr. Behar and Ms. Grost have given you fine advice, id just add, consider consulting a local attorney asap.

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