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Can the Service Centers or NVC deny an application?

#1 NinaD

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 05:01 PM

Hi All,

Can an application to bring a family member to the USA be denied by the Service Center or the NVC* or is it the Officer at the Embassy/Consulate/Regional Office that makes that final decision? *I am guessing a Service Center can deny based on a bad background check or National Security risk, so I am not asking about those applications. I am asking about regular applications that have all the required information in them and that have no background check problems.

If a Service Center or the NVC can deny the application even if background checks are clean, does anyone know what the % of these denials is?

The reason I am asking is that I read a really neat Q & A post today on this site written by someone who used to work at processing applications. I can't figure out how I got to the thread now, so if anyone can post a link that would be great.

I got the impression from the post that if everything was in order and all the documents required were present, that the application would be approved. RFE's would be sent if something were missing, and then the application would be checked over again for completeness.

Does this mean that most or all applications (that have all the required documents and don't fail the background checks) are accepted at the Service Center level? I kind of interpreted the information to say that an application wouldn't be denied by a service center.

Hopefully that question makes sense. I guess I just wonder if any applications get denied at the Service Center level simply because the processing officer doesn't "think" the relationship is bonafide, or are they required to approve it if all the correct and necessary documents are present and send it on to the next step to be approved or denied by the interviewing officer?

Edited by NinaD, 26 August 2012 - 05:08 PM.

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Timeline
USCIS
04/03/2012: I-130 Sent from Ohio
04/05/2012: Rejection Letter b/c we left a line blank! (DUH)
04/09/2012: Re-mailed I-130 from Ohio
04/17/2012: NOA1
~SEVEN MONTH WAIT~
11/28/2012: NOA2

NVC
12/14/2012: NVC received
12/17/2012: Case number/IIN
12/17/2012: AOS Bill PAID
12/29/2012: AOS Package sent
12/20/2012: IV Bill PAID
01/03/2013: IV Package sent
02/05/2013: Case complete at NVC
02/07/2013: Interview scheduled

MONTREAL CONSULATE
02/06/2013: Embassy received
03/01/2013: Medical
03/11/2013: Interview/APPROVED
03/14/2013: Visa packet picked up at Loomis/DHL office in Dorval, PQ
03/15/2013: Paid $165.00 Green Card Fee
03/27/2013: POE: Montreal P.E. Trudeau Airport
04/03/2013: Notice of Action that "Fee is in Suspense"
04/09/2013: Notice of Action that "Fee is accepted and paperwork is in process"
04/10/2013: Notice of Action that a "New card has been ordered"
04/16/2013: Green Card arrived in the mail. Yes, it IS green! smile.png

 

06/28/2013: Took Driver's License Written Test

07/06/2013: Passed Driver's License Road and Maneuverability test. Received Driver's License 

 

07/06/2013: Hired at Kohl's Department Store


#2 X Factor

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 05:18 PM

Here is the link with Q and A with former officer.

http://www.visajourn...dicator-q-and-a
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#3 Anh map

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 05:25 PM

Hi All,

Can an application to bring a family member to the USA be denied by the Service Center or the NVC* or is it the Officer at the Embassy/Consulate/Regional Office that makes that final decision? *I am guessing a Service Center can deny based on a bad background check or National Security risk, so I am not asking about those applications. I am asking about regular applications that have all the required information in them and that have no background check problems.

If a Service Center or the NVC can deny the application even if background checks are clean, does anyone know what the % of these denials is?

The reason I am asking is that I read a really neat Q & A post today on this site written by someone who used to work at processing applications. I can't figure out how I got to the thread now, so if anyone can post a link that would be great.

I got the impression from the post that if everything was in order and all the documents required were present, that the application would be approved. RFE's would be sent if something were missing, and then the application would be checked over again for completeness.

Does this mean that most or all applications (that have all the required documents and don't fail the background checks) are accepted at the Service Center level? I kind of interpreted the information to say that an application wouldn't be denied by a service center.

Hopefully that question makes sense. I guess I just wonder if any applications get denied at the Service Center level simply because the processing officer doesn't "think" the relationship is bonafide, or are they required to approve it if all the correct and necessary documents are present and send it on to the next step to be approved or denied by the interviewing officer?




Can a filing be denied at any step of the process? Yes.

The service centers are there to make sure the petitioner/applicant qualifies and that all required documentation is present. If the filing doesn't have enough evidence, a request will be issued for more evidence. If the petitioner can't supply enough evidence, then it would be denied.

It sounds like you are over thinking the process.
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#4 NinaD

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 05:30 PM

Thanks for the link!

The service centers are there to make sure the petitioner/applicant qualifies and that all required documentation is present. If the filing doesn't have enough evidence, a request will be issued for more evidence. If the petitioner can't supply enough evidence, then it would be denied.

It sounds like you are over thinking the process.


Yes, I probably am over thinking the process. LOL, I am a worry wart, although I don't have any reason to be denied (we have all the documentation etc), I still get scared that I won't be able to go live with my husband. I have been waiting in Canada for five months now, and miss him...so I get freaked out that I'll never get to go.

I did note that if someone couldn't provide the information asked for in an RFE from the service center that they could be denied. So I understand that. I just wondered about someone who has provided all the information. :)

I always worry that I'll get the officer who woke up on the wrong side of the bed or something!

Edited by NinaD, 26 August 2012 - 05:35 PM.

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Timeline
USCIS
04/03/2012: I-130 Sent from Ohio
04/05/2012: Rejection Letter b/c we left a line blank! (DUH)
04/09/2012: Re-mailed I-130 from Ohio
04/17/2012: NOA1
~SEVEN MONTH WAIT~
11/28/2012: NOA2

NVC
12/14/2012: NVC received
12/17/2012: Case number/IIN
12/17/2012: AOS Bill PAID
12/29/2012: AOS Package sent
12/20/2012: IV Bill PAID
01/03/2013: IV Package sent
02/05/2013: Case complete at NVC
02/07/2013: Interview scheduled

MONTREAL CONSULATE
02/06/2013: Embassy received
03/01/2013: Medical
03/11/2013: Interview/APPROVED
03/14/2013: Visa packet picked up at Loomis/DHL office in Dorval, PQ
03/15/2013: Paid $165.00 Green Card Fee
03/27/2013: POE: Montreal P.E. Trudeau Airport
04/03/2013: Notice of Action that "Fee is in Suspense"
04/09/2013: Notice of Action that "Fee is accepted and paperwork is in process"
04/10/2013: Notice of Action that a "New card has been ordered"
04/16/2013: Green Card arrived in the mail. Yes, it IS green! smile.png

 

06/28/2013: Took Driver's License Written Test

07/06/2013: Passed Driver's License Road and Maneuverability test. Received Driver's License 

 

07/06/2013: Hired at Kohl's Department Store


#5 NinaD

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 05:47 PM

I just wondered about someone who has provided all the information. :)


Now that I read this, it sounds so obvious. If they have provided all the information they should be approved! Kind of answered my own question there I guess!!! I'm always just thinking worst case scenario - like even though everything is in order an officer might just deny it because they can...I really gotta chill out.

Edited by NinaD, 26 August 2012 - 05:49 PM.

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Timeline
USCIS
04/03/2012: I-130 Sent from Ohio
04/05/2012: Rejection Letter b/c we left a line blank! (DUH)
04/09/2012: Re-mailed I-130 from Ohio
04/17/2012: NOA1
~SEVEN MONTH WAIT~
11/28/2012: NOA2

NVC
12/14/2012: NVC received
12/17/2012: Case number/IIN
12/17/2012: AOS Bill PAID
12/29/2012: AOS Package sent
12/20/2012: IV Bill PAID
01/03/2013: IV Package sent
02/05/2013: Case complete at NVC
02/07/2013: Interview scheduled

MONTREAL CONSULATE
02/06/2013: Embassy received
03/01/2013: Medical
03/11/2013: Interview/APPROVED
03/14/2013: Visa packet picked up at Loomis/DHL office in Dorval, PQ
03/15/2013: Paid $165.00 Green Card Fee
03/27/2013: POE: Montreal P.E. Trudeau Airport
04/03/2013: Notice of Action that "Fee is in Suspense"
04/09/2013: Notice of Action that "Fee is accepted and paperwork is in process"
04/10/2013: Notice of Action that a "New card has been ordered"
04/16/2013: Green Card arrived in the mail. Yes, it IS green! smile.png

 

06/28/2013: Took Driver's License Written Test

07/06/2013: Passed Driver's License Road and Maneuverability test. Received Driver's License 

 

07/06/2013: Hired at Kohl's Department Store


#6 dwheels76

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 06:04 PM

Thanks for the link!



Yes, I probably am over thinking the process. LOL, I am a worry wart, although I don't have any reason to be denied (we have all the documentation etc), I still get scared that I won't be able to go live with my husband. I have been waiting in Canada for five months now, and miss him...so I get freaked out that I'll never get to go.

I did note that if someone couldn't provide the information asked for in an RFE from the service center that they could be denied. So I understand that. I just wondered about someone who has provided all the information. :)

I always worry that I'll get the officer who woke up on the wrong side of the bed or something!


Ease your mind you are from Canada you don't even need a Visa to coe to the US. All documents in order your affidavit of support meets guidelines no issues.

The service centers don't deny like "You aren't bonafide" many have sent in just the requirements> It's at the embassy depending where people interview that lack of evidence bites them.


The usual denials are like a K1 finaling and they didn't meet the 2 year meeting requirement. A friend of mines petition at USCIS was denied because they said her divorce papers were not filed yet. It's usually paper work stuff. They will reject if you sent the wrong money. Didn't meet requirements. You will be amazed what some folk will try to get by with to get their petition through.

But if everythings in order you should have nothing to fear. Just present your evidence and you will be fine. Breathe. It's well.
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#7 NinaD

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 07:47 PM

I'll try to breathe.
I don't need a visa to visit the USA, but I do to live there. So I am just waiting the wait. I just make myself crazy wondering if something bad could happen with my application. Always the worries creep in.

Thanks for your kind words.
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Timeline
USCIS
04/03/2012: I-130 Sent from Ohio
04/05/2012: Rejection Letter b/c we left a line blank! (DUH)
04/09/2012: Re-mailed I-130 from Ohio
04/17/2012: NOA1
~SEVEN MONTH WAIT~
11/28/2012: NOA2

NVC
12/14/2012: NVC received
12/17/2012: Case number/IIN
12/17/2012: AOS Bill PAID
12/29/2012: AOS Package sent
12/20/2012: IV Bill PAID
01/03/2013: IV Package sent
02/05/2013: Case complete at NVC
02/07/2013: Interview scheduled

MONTREAL CONSULATE
02/06/2013: Embassy received
03/01/2013: Medical
03/11/2013: Interview/APPROVED
03/14/2013: Visa packet picked up at Loomis/DHL office in Dorval, PQ
03/15/2013: Paid $165.00 Green Card Fee
03/27/2013: POE: Montreal P.E. Trudeau Airport
04/03/2013: Notice of Action that "Fee is in Suspense"
04/09/2013: Notice of Action that "Fee is accepted and paperwork is in process"
04/10/2013: Notice of Action that a "New card has been ordered"
04/16/2013: Green Card arrived in the mail. Yes, it IS green! smile.png

 

06/28/2013: Took Driver's License Written Test

07/06/2013: Passed Driver's License Road and Maneuverability test. Received Driver's License 

 

07/06/2013: Hired at Kohl's Department Store


#8 dwheels76

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 09:21 PM

I'll try to breathe.
I don't need a visa to visit the USA, but I do to live there. So I am just waiting the wait. I just make myself crazy wondering if something bad could happen with my application. Always the worries creep in.

Thanks for your kind words.



Believe me between now and your POE you will have many opportunities to go crazy and you will waiting waiting wondering. Thats what we are here for. And trust me a few months from nw you will be on these very pages reading a post from someone feakin about about something and now you'll know what to say (you'll shake your head at them and wonder what is their problem LOL). But you are fine. We love Canadians :D
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