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#1 uche0730

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 11:42 PM

any advice on what to do next when a k1 visa is denied and in the process of being sent back to NVC


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#2 Tarabella14

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 12:00 AM

Why was it denied?
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#3 Nigerian Queen

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 02:24 AM

So sorry about that. You will have to find out why it was denied. Have you upload your petition, or have you guys play role play games? The only thing that you could do is file for another K1 after finding out the reason it was denied. K1 visas are not reaffirmed and going to get married isn't always a good choice. It still could be a redflag. Good luck on your journey
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#4 Ebunoluwa

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 10:25 AM

First the petitioner can try to keep the petition at the embassy through senatorial request and insist on another interview. Slim chance.

If you do this it has to be done as soon as possible, as in today.
If it gets returned (most likely) get the diplomatic pouch number from the returned case through the senator.

It may take around 6 months for the petitioner to receive a letter from USCIS stating that you can re file a petition.
Here are your options : Marry and file a CR1.

Re file for a K1.

Know the reason you were refused the visa.

Go through the entire interview over and over again until you have an idea what the CO did not like. Usually there are clues.
If you received a 221g paper post it here with personal info blocked out so we can see the exact reason if one was given.
Know your red flags, what are they ? Address them the next time around.

Many K1's are refused and returned in Lagos and often the reason given is "For immigration benefits only" and that means

that the CO does not believe your relationship is genuine. Sometimes the evidence is not looked at and the mind already made up before your 5 min. interview, other times a long interview will reveal something the CO did not like.
You have to overcome that with tenacious effort and evidence.

Next time front load your petition so the CO will see it when the package gets send to the embassy.
This is also a tight rope to walk as overwhelmingly too much evidence is also a fraud indicator and not enough gets you nowhere.

Best wishes ~


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I-129F Sent : 2014-03-31

I-129F NOA2 : 2014-06-04

NVC Received : some dinkelsberry yehoo in the house of clingons send our petition to the wrong consulate.

Consulate Received : July 30,2014 Transfer to right embassy complete.

Interview Date : Oct 22, 2014

Interview Result : AP , requesting another PC (not expired) and certified divorce decree (was submitted)Stokes interview via phone for petitioner 4 hrs after interview.

Oct 23 email notification visa approved.
Visa Received : Nov. 3 , 2014   VISA IN HAND

US Entry : Nov. 21, 2014

Marriage : Dec 27, 2014

AOS send : May 12, 2015, received May 14, 2015 USPS priority

Email &text  : May 18, 2015, check cashed May 19,2015, return receipt May 21, 2015 stamped USCIS Lockbox

NOA1 (3x) : May 22, 2015

Biometrics : June 1, 2015 letter received for appointment June 8, 2015, successful walk-in June 1, 2015

RFE :  June 12, 2015 for income not meeting guideline. Income does ( ! ) exceed guideline. 

RFE response :  June 26, 2015 returned with a boat load full of financial evidence.

UPDATE: July  5, 2015 updated on all 3 cases, RFE received June 30, 2015.

Service request : Aug 12, 2015, letter received that it will be processed within 90 days from receipt of RFE. 

UPDATE: Aug 24, 2015, EAD card being produced/ordered. ( 102 days from AOS receipt day and  55 days from RFE response received.) Thank you Jesus !

Emails : Aug 24, 2015, EAD approved, EAD card ordered.

I-797 EAD/AP approval notice received : Aug 27, 2015

EAD/AP combo card mailed : Aug 27, 2015

EAD/AP combo card received : Aug 31, 2015  

Renewal application send for EAD/AP : May 31,2016 (AOS pending over 1 year). Received June 2, 2016,Notice date June7, 2016, emails,texts, NOA1 hard copy

*Service request for pending AOS April 21, 2016, case not assigned yet.
*Service request for pending AOS June 14, 2016, tier 2 said performing background checks.
*Expedite request for EAD/AP Aug 3, 2016, Aug10 notification >request was received, assigned, completed. RFE letter requesting evidence for expedite, docs faxed Aug18

*Service request for I-485 Aug 3, 2016, Aug11 notification> request was assigned.                                                                                              
AOS Interview letter received Aug 12, 2016

AOS Interview September 21, 2016.

Second Biometrics appointment letters received for EAD and AOS on Aug 15, 2016 for Aug 17 ( 2 day notice).

Second Biometrics completed Aug 17, 2017

Third Biometrics appointment letter received Aug 19, 2016 for Sept. 1, 2016.  WTH ?!

EAD/AP (renewal) approval Aug 22, 2016, NOA2 received Aug 25, 2016

Renewal EAD in production notification text and online, expedite successful 4 days after RFE request response was faxed, Aug25mailed,Aug29received.

Sept. 21 Interview, 2 hour interview, we were separated and asked about 80 questions each for an hour each. IO was firm but professional, some smiles, waiting for approval.

 

 

First K1 denied after 16 month of AP. Refiled. We are a couple since 2009. Not a sprint but a matter of endurance.

 


#5 godlove

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 02:02 PM

any advice on what to do next when a k1 visa is denied and in the process of being sent back

Is hard to give advice or tell you what to do next if  we don't know why it  was denied, if the  reason is legit or not, and if its something that can be appealed.


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#6 Abo-Amir

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 03:41 PM

What is the real reason for the denial??sad.png 


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K1 Visa
Service Center : California Service Center
I-129F Sent : 09-01-2012
I-129F NOA1 : 09-06-2012
I-129F RFE(s) : 10-01-2013 (passport photo size)
RFE Reply(s) : 01-17-2013
Another I-129F RFE(s) : 06-25-2013 (Intent to Marry Letter)
RFE Reply(s) : 07-25-2013
I-129F NOA2 : 08-06-2013
NVC Received : 09-13-2013
NVC Left : 09-16-2013
Consulate Received : 09-19-2013
Packet 3 Received : No Packet 3 
Packet 3 Sent : 09-29-2013
Packet 4 Received : 09-30-2013
Interview Date : 10-21-2013
Interview Result : Approved (but asked for 2011 + 2012 Federal tax Return under section 221g)
 * 10-22-2013 : The missed dox was submitted.
 * 10-28-2013 : Ceac status changed from Ap to Ready.
 * 10/11/2013 : Ceac status back to Ap.
 * 11-26-2013 : Ceac status visa issued.
 * 11-27-2013 : Visa in hand Alhamdulallah
US Entry : 03-15-2014
Marriage : 03-18-2014

 


#7 stevie b

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 03:58 PM

k-1 denied at Nigeria?

interviewing officer did not believe it to be a bona fide relationship... happens all to often

 


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#8 Ebunoluwa

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 04:03 PM

k-1 denied at Nigeria?

interviewing officer did not believe it to be a bona fide relationship... happens all to often

 

 

 

Exactly, as I stated above they do not believe the relationship is genuine but often don't give the reason and the 

applicant is left clueless. Now he has to play detective to get in the head of the CO and figure out what was lacking to

convince the CO that it is indeed a bona fide relationship, hence he must go over and over again with a fine tooth comb of what exactly was asked and answered during the interview and if the CO focused on something particular.

If he was given a 221g with a reason written on it then he needs to let the forum know so we can give more direct advice.


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I-129F Sent : 2014-03-31

I-129F NOA2 : 2014-06-04

NVC Received : some dinkelsberry yehoo in the house of clingons send our petition to the wrong consulate.

Consulate Received : July 30,2014 Transfer to right embassy complete.

Interview Date : Oct 22, 2014

Interview Result : AP , requesting another PC (not expired) and certified divorce decree (was submitted)Stokes interview via phone for petitioner 4 hrs after interview.

Oct 23 email notification visa approved.
Visa Received : Nov. 3 , 2014   VISA IN HAND

US Entry : Nov. 21, 2014

Marriage : Dec 27, 2014

AOS send : May 12, 2015, received May 14, 2015 USPS priority

Email &text  : May 18, 2015, check cashed May 19,2015, return receipt May 21, 2015 stamped USCIS Lockbox

NOA1 (3x) : May 22, 2015

Biometrics : June 1, 2015 letter received for appointment June 8, 2015, successful walk-in June 1, 2015

RFE :  June 12, 2015 for income not meeting guideline. Income does ( ! ) exceed guideline. 

RFE response :  June 26, 2015 returned with a boat load full of financial evidence.

UPDATE: July  5, 2015 updated on all 3 cases, RFE received June 30, 2015.

Service request : Aug 12, 2015, letter received that it will be processed within 90 days from receipt of RFE. 

UPDATE: Aug 24, 2015, EAD card being produced/ordered. ( 102 days from AOS receipt day and  55 days from RFE response received.) Thank you Jesus !

Emails : Aug 24, 2015, EAD approved, EAD card ordered.

I-797 EAD/AP approval notice received : Aug 27, 2015

EAD/AP combo card mailed : Aug 27, 2015

EAD/AP combo card received : Aug 31, 2015  

Renewal application send for EAD/AP : May 31,2016 (AOS pending over 1 year). Received June 2, 2016,Notice date June7, 2016, emails,texts, NOA1 hard copy

*Service request for pending AOS April 21, 2016, case not assigned yet.
*Service request for pending AOS June 14, 2016, tier 2 said performing background checks.
*Expedite request for EAD/AP Aug 3, 2016, Aug10 notification >request was received, assigned, completed. RFE letter requesting evidence for expedite, docs faxed Aug18

*Service request for I-485 Aug 3, 2016, Aug11 notification> request was assigned.                                                                                              
AOS Interview letter received Aug 12, 2016

AOS Interview September 21, 2016.

Second Biometrics appointment letters received for EAD and AOS on Aug 15, 2016 for Aug 17 ( 2 day notice).

Second Biometrics completed Aug 17, 2017

Third Biometrics appointment letter received Aug 19, 2016 for Sept. 1, 2016.  WTH ?!

EAD/AP (renewal) approval Aug 22, 2016, NOA2 received Aug 25, 2016

Renewal EAD in production notification text and online, expedite successful 4 days after RFE request response was faxed, Aug25mailed,Aug29received.

Sept. 21 Interview, 2 hour interview, we were separated and asked about 80 questions each for an hour each. IO was firm but professional, some smiles, waiting for approval.

 

 

First K1 denied after 16 month of AP. Refiled. We are a couple since 2009. Not a sprint but a matter of endurance.

 


#9 Solomon&Anne

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 12:19 AM

Our Petition was also sent back to NVC on Sept 13 could you tell us who your interviewer was man lady white black short tall .... We feel the interviewers mind was made up before he got there.....Im also looking for answers.....I have contacted senators no reponse but it is only monday ....Dont give up being with the ones we love ....Love is what matters....


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#10 Al3jandro89

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 01:15 AM

Hi my wife's Visa was denied!! Well not sure if it was denied or what, but they gave here a paper(221G) and they told her she needed to send more evidence of our relationship, pictures, phone calls etc. along with her passport. Well my question is how long is this going to take!!! Please help anyone I'm lost and sad :(
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#11 Ebunoluwa

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 01:20 AM

Hi my wife's Visa was denied!! Well not sure if it was denied or what, but they gave here a paper(221G) and they told her she needed to send more evidence of our relationship, pictures, phone calls etc. along with her passport. Well my question is how long is this going to take!!! Please help anyone I'm lost and sad sad.png

 

It was not denied, it was refused pending your submission of more evidence.
Give them what they want as soon as possible. 

Nothing to be lost about. 

Get going on the evidence. 

Your success depends on your next move.


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I-129F Sent : 2014-03-31

I-129F NOA2 : 2014-06-04

NVC Received : some dinkelsberry yehoo in the house of clingons send our petition to the wrong consulate.

Consulate Received : July 30,2014 Transfer to right embassy complete.

Interview Date : Oct 22, 2014

Interview Result : AP , requesting another PC (not expired) and certified divorce decree (was submitted)Stokes interview via phone for petitioner 4 hrs after interview.

Oct 23 email notification visa approved.
Visa Received : Nov. 3 , 2014   VISA IN HAND

US Entry : Nov. 21, 2014

Marriage : Dec 27, 2014

AOS send : May 12, 2015, received May 14, 2015 USPS priority

Email &text  : May 18, 2015, check cashed May 19,2015, return receipt May 21, 2015 stamped USCIS Lockbox

NOA1 (3x) : May 22, 2015

Biometrics : June 1, 2015 letter received for appointment June 8, 2015, successful walk-in June 1, 2015

RFE :  June 12, 2015 for income not meeting guideline. Income does ( ! ) exceed guideline. 

RFE response :  June 26, 2015 returned with a boat load full of financial evidence.

UPDATE: July  5, 2015 updated on all 3 cases, RFE received June 30, 2015.

Service request : Aug 12, 2015, letter received that it will be processed within 90 days from receipt of RFE. 

UPDATE: Aug 24, 2015, EAD card being produced/ordered. ( 102 days from AOS receipt day and  55 days from RFE response received.) Thank you Jesus !

Emails : Aug 24, 2015, EAD approved, EAD card ordered.

I-797 EAD/AP approval notice received : Aug 27, 2015

EAD/AP combo card mailed : Aug 27, 2015

EAD/AP combo card received : Aug 31, 2015  

Renewal application send for EAD/AP : May 31,2016 (AOS pending over 1 year). Received June 2, 2016,Notice date June7, 2016, emails,texts, NOA1 hard copy

*Service request for pending AOS April 21, 2016, case not assigned yet.
*Service request for pending AOS June 14, 2016, tier 2 said performing background checks.
*Expedite request for EAD/AP Aug 3, 2016, Aug10 notification >request was received, assigned, completed. RFE letter requesting evidence for expedite, docs faxed Aug18

*Service request for I-485 Aug 3, 2016, Aug11 notification> request was assigned.                                                                                              
AOS Interview letter received Aug 12, 2016

AOS Interview September 21, 2016.

Second Biometrics appointment letters received for EAD and AOS on Aug 15, 2016 for Aug 17 ( 2 day notice).

Second Biometrics completed Aug 17, 2017

Third Biometrics appointment letter received Aug 19, 2016 for Sept. 1, 2016.  WTH ?!

EAD/AP (renewal) approval Aug 22, 2016, NOA2 received Aug 25, 2016

Renewal EAD in production notification text and online, expedite successful 4 days after RFE request response was faxed, Aug25mailed,Aug29received.

Sept. 21 Interview, 2 hour interview, we were separated and asked about 80 questions each for an hour each. IO was firm but professional, some smiles, waiting for approval.

 

 

First K1 denied after 16 month of AP. Refiled. We are a couple since 2009. Not a sprint but a matter of endurance.

 


#12 Al3jandro89

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 01:23 AM

I did her interview was August 20th. We sent all the evidence we could August 22nd. How much longer do you think it will take? Thanks for responding
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#13 Ebunoluwa

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 01:41 AM

I did her interview was August 20th. We sent all the evidence we could August 22nd. How much longer do you think it will take? Thanks for responding

 

 

It depends on each individual case. You may get better answers if you post this as a new topic in your regional

forum so someone who had the same experience at your embassy can tell you how long it took for them. Perhaps a pattern that is embassy

specific may emerge.

 

Best wishes for a speedy approval.


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I-129F Sent : 2014-03-31

I-129F NOA2 : 2014-06-04

NVC Received : some dinkelsberry yehoo in the house of clingons send our petition to the wrong consulate.

Consulate Received : July 30,2014 Transfer to right embassy complete.

Interview Date : Oct 22, 2014

Interview Result : AP , requesting another PC (not expired) and certified divorce decree (was submitted)Stokes interview via phone for petitioner 4 hrs after interview.

Oct 23 email notification visa approved.
Visa Received : Nov. 3 , 2014   VISA IN HAND

US Entry : Nov. 21, 2014

Marriage : Dec 27, 2014

AOS send : May 12, 2015, received May 14, 2015 USPS priority

Email &text  : May 18, 2015, check cashed May 19,2015, return receipt May 21, 2015 stamped USCIS Lockbox

NOA1 (3x) : May 22, 2015

Biometrics : June 1, 2015 letter received for appointment June 8, 2015, successful walk-in June 1, 2015

RFE :  June 12, 2015 for income not meeting guideline. Income does ( ! ) exceed guideline. 

RFE response :  June 26, 2015 returned with a boat load full of financial evidence.

UPDATE: July  5, 2015 updated on all 3 cases, RFE received June 30, 2015.

Service request : Aug 12, 2015, letter received that it will be processed within 90 days from receipt of RFE. 

UPDATE: Aug 24, 2015, EAD card being produced/ordered. ( 102 days from AOS receipt day and  55 days from RFE response received.) Thank you Jesus !

Emails : Aug 24, 2015, EAD approved, EAD card ordered.

I-797 EAD/AP approval notice received : Aug 27, 2015

EAD/AP combo card mailed : Aug 27, 2015

EAD/AP combo card received : Aug 31, 2015  

Renewal application send for EAD/AP : May 31,2016 (AOS pending over 1 year). Received June 2, 2016,Notice date June7, 2016, emails,texts, NOA1 hard copy

*Service request for pending AOS April 21, 2016, case not assigned yet.
*Service request for pending AOS June 14, 2016, tier 2 said performing background checks.
*Expedite request for EAD/AP Aug 3, 2016, Aug10 notification >request was received, assigned, completed. RFE letter requesting evidence for expedite, docs faxed Aug18

*Service request for I-485 Aug 3, 2016, Aug11 notification> request was assigned.                                                                                              
AOS Interview letter received Aug 12, 2016

AOS Interview September 21, 2016.

Second Biometrics appointment letters received for EAD and AOS on Aug 15, 2016 for Aug 17 ( 2 day notice).

Second Biometrics completed Aug 17, 2017

Third Biometrics appointment letter received Aug 19, 2016 for Sept. 1, 2016.  WTH ?!

EAD/AP (renewal) approval Aug 22, 2016, NOA2 received Aug 25, 2016

Renewal EAD in production notification text and online, expedite successful 4 days after RFE request response was faxed, Aug25mailed,Aug29received.

Sept. 21 Interview, 2 hour interview, we were separated and asked about 80 questions each for an hour each. IO was firm but professional, some smiles, waiting for approval.

 

 

First K1 denied after 16 month of AP. Refiled. We are a couple since 2009. Not a sprint but a matter of endurance.

 


#14 F & E

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 09:15 AM

Ohh, so sorry!!!! Was trying to post my questions but it seems am always on the wrong page........

Just never getting the right thread / page or somethn like that...Give up!


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