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I am so disappointed. My fiance had his interview today. It went really bad. I've read of similar cases that have had things like this happen that have been approved though. Please tell me what you think:

My finace is from Egypt. He had to go to a room different than the others. All of the other rooms are next to other rooms and have translators inside. His was far from all the other rooms and did not have a translator. When he first went in the lady took the cosponsor paper and handed it back to my fiance. So they did not even look at our financial information! The consular officer was very harsh with him. He asked crazy questions that I have not even seen on here! He also asked very personal questions. For example, they asked if my fiance and I had sex. My fiance was very embarrassed and said no and blushed. The consular officer said, "I should remind you that you took an oath before coming." So my fiance said, "yes we did. I'm sorry I'm just embarrassed and nervous by your questions." The consular officer was nice and told him that he didn't have to feel that way because it was just them in the room but he appreciated his honesty. My fiance is kind of shy in nature and he was shaky throughout the interview. The consular officer pointed out his hands shaking and asked him how he thought the interview went. My fiance said it went okay besides the one question. The consular officer responded, "You seem uncomfortable like it didn't go okay..." My fiance also didn't know which hand the ring was supposed to be on so the consular officer was convinced we were already married....he kept saying that we were....and my fiance told him that we were not and he just didn't know the ring hand. The consular even asked which courthouse we would get married at! If we aren't even sure if he's coming how would we know? So my fiance just guessed. I know he should have just said he didn't know but I feel that everything looks so bad now.

We are under administrative processing. We don't have any documents to turn in or anything. They didn't give him back his passport though, which I heard means you are denied? So are we maybe approved? Or would they just mail him his passport with a denial letter or what?

I really don't know what to think. Please help.

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Oh boy, what a nightmare.. I hope someone can help you out with this! I wish you and your husband the very best and believe that everything will be ok!


USCIS

04-SEP-2014 --- Marriage!

08-DEC-2014 --- I-130 Sent

17-DEC-2014 --- NOA1

05-JAN-2015 --- NOA2

 

 

NVC

17-JAN-2015 --- NVC Recieved

02-MAR-2015 --- Case Activated; Filled DS-261

02-MAR-2015 --- AOS Invoiced ; PAID

03-MAR-2015 --- AOS shows "PAID"

13-APR-2015 --- IV Invoiced ; PAID

14-APR-2015 --- IV shows "PAID"

22-APR-2015 --- Completed DS-260

01-MAY-2015 --- Mailed AOS/IV Packet

04-MAY-2015 --- Scan Date

03-JUN-2015 --- Case Complete!

23-JUL-2015 --- INTERVIEW!!! (Approved)

 

 

(ROC)I-751
21-AUG-2017 --- I-751 Sent
22-AUG-2017 --- Check cashed

 

 

 

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Hey! We were excitedly waiting to hear from ur interview today! Ok we are not experts but we think that from what we've read your simply under AP! They took his passport which is great news. I'm sure ur just a bit overwhelmed right now and it isn't as bad as u think. He really should have asked the CO to clarify though...did u check the status on CEAC? Does it say AP? Good luck!

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Yes, it's AP on the website. Thank you for your kind words. But why did he have a different room than everyone else? And why didn't they even look at the financial information? And doesn't that look bad that my fiance just guessed things when he wasn't sure? And even lied!

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It could be bad luck that they got him to do this type of interview? Like, they can get, randomly, someone to do a harsher interview?

And yeah, it is bad when we try to guess stuffs or even lie, that may be the reason that now it is under AP.


USCIS

04-SEP-2014 --- Marriage!

08-DEC-2014 --- I-130 Sent

17-DEC-2014 --- NOA1

05-JAN-2015 --- NOA2

 

 

NVC

17-JAN-2015 --- NVC Recieved

02-MAR-2015 --- Case Activated; Filled DS-261

02-MAR-2015 --- AOS Invoiced ; PAID

03-MAR-2015 --- AOS shows "PAID"

13-APR-2015 --- IV Invoiced ; PAID

14-APR-2015 --- IV shows "PAID"

22-APR-2015 --- Completed DS-260

01-MAY-2015 --- Mailed AOS/IV Packet

04-MAY-2015 --- Scan Date

03-JUN-2015 --- Case Complete!

23-JUL-2015 --- INTERVIEW!!! (Approved)

 

 

(ROC)I-751
21-AUG-2017 --- I-751 Sent
22-AUG-2017 --- Check cashed

 

 

 

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Youre so very welcome! You know honestly they see those kinds of things everyday. Do you think ur fiance was the only person with shaky hands and a bit nervous?! Anyone would be nervous and they are used to those reactions from ppl. I dont know why he was in a different room but I do know that if he told the truth about that personal question then they shouldn't doubt his honestly regarding him being ur fiance and not ur husband.My husband just said to me "they are getting approved inshaallah"

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True...I just don't understand why they didn't even look at our financial information and the lady returned the cosponsor information! Has anyone else has similar experiences or understand what the holding of the passport truly means? Has anyone with a passport held gotten denied? And thanks to you and your husband! You guys are too sweet. :P

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After filtering out your emotional qualifiers and strictly looking at the

context of the interview and facts from your descriptions...

1) Sounds like they didn't ask for any additional evidence or documents. So this good. :thumbs:

2) They kept the passport. So this good. :thumbs:

3) Though challenging questions were asked, they were just questions,

and they didn't specifically say "we don't believe in your xxx story". So this good. :thumbs:

These folks are trained to sniff are fraud visa seekers, so naturally they are going to be

direct and ask very challenging questions...while observing his behavior and analyzing his answers.

Though I'm no God that can look into the future, while it was a tough interview,

I think chances are the visa would be approved...or in the worst case,

they will ask for more evidence.

Don't stress too much over it now. Just give it little bit of time for the decision to be made

and deal with the situation accordingly later.

Best of luck.

Edited by DualityOneness

10-04-2013 We met online
11-21-2013 We met in person in Shanghai for 2 weeks

12-13-2013 I-129F packet sent via express

12-19-2013 USCIS NOA #1 (text and email) received

12-24-2013 USCIS assigns Alien Registration Number
12-31-2013 USCIS NOA #1 hard copy received
06-02-2014 USCIS web site shows NOA #2 approval
06-06-2014 USCIS web site shows case sent to NVC

06-xx-2014 Fiancee acquired birth, marriage, and police certificates from local police station (wrong)

06-16-2014 NVC creates case with GUZ### number

06-19-2014 NVC sends case sent to Guangzhou, China
06-24-2014 Received packet 3 express mail from embassy
06-25-2014 Completed DS-160 and paid K1 visa fee

06-26-2014 Mailed packet 3 response back to Embassy

06-26-2014 Requested police certificate from Russian embassy

07-08-2014 Received packet 4 email from Embassy

07-17-2014 Picked up Russian police certificate

07-25-2014 Fiancee medical exam (received MMR & Varicella, but they missed required TD shot)

07-31-2014 Picked up medical exam reports

08-01-2014 Request (correct) birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service (GongZhengChu)

08-06-2014 Picked up birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service

08-14-2014 Passed Interview Guangzhou embassy

09-01-2014 Received passport, visa, & sealed envelope

09-13-2014 POE

09-17-2014 Went to CBP office to get (US entry) I-94 updated correctly

09-18-2014 Applied for Social Security Card
09-19-2014 Applied for Marriage License (via online)
09-25-2014 Received Social Security Card
09-30-2014 Picked up Marriage License
10-09-2014 Marriage by Justice of Peace
10-09-2014 Got Certified Marriage Certificate Copies
10-17-2014 Received a letter from SS office that they need the marriage license
10-09-2014 Applied to change the social security card name
10-24-2014 Went back to SS office to provide the marriage certificate documents again!!!
12-09-2014 Submitted AOS, EAD, and AP
12-16-2014 Received 16 emails and 16 text NOA messages
01-05-2015 Received Biometrics appointment letter for (01-12-2015)
01-12-2015 Had Biometrics (fingerprint & picture) - Required Marriage Certificate!!!
02-17-2015 EAD and AP is approved
02-23-2015 Received AP is approval letter
02-25-2015 Received EAD/AP combo card (expires 02/16/2016)
02-27-2015 Applied for SS card name change (they took her SS card)
02-27-2015 Driver's learner permit test was denied since the SS card was given to SS office for name change
03-17-2015 Received SS card with married name
03-17-2015 Started to change all her accounts to married name
03-23-2015 Received potential interview waiver letter
03-27-2015 DMV rejects learner's permit due to "legal status=pending" and vision test failure
04-05-2015 Vision test for learner's permit
04-06-2015 DPS sent us letter that DHS cleared my wife's status to acquire driver's license.
04-10-2015 Passed Driver Learner's Permit
04-22-2015 Received Driver Learner's Permit ID card (expires 02/16/2016)
08-27-2015 Green Card approved
08-31-2015 Received Green Card "Welcome Notice Was Mailed" letter
09-05-2015 Received Green card
10-26-2015 Passed Driver's License Road Test (on 3rd attempt)
11-03-2015 Received Driver's License (expires 02/16/2022)
11-06-2015 Applied to remove conditional work remark on SS card
11-23-2015 Received updated Social Security Card.
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They kept the passport = good thing !

He corrected himself after he lied = good thing !

Don't worry about the 'room', evidently the CO just wanted to take it to a deeper level away and out of ear shot from others knowing intimate questions

would be asked.

Seems he is in AP which can last days, weeks or months, no one can predict how long, keep watching the ceac status.


Spoiler

 

I-129F Sent : 3-31-2014, NOA2: 4-6-2014

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. Service request Dec 2, 2016.
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, 2016

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 50 questions each for an hour each. IO was firm but professional, some smiles.
Several service requests made, contacted Senator and Ombudsman. Background checks still pending.
July 21, 2017 HOME VISIT.  Went well. Topic thread in AOS forum.
Waiting to skip ROC and get 10 yr GC due to over 2 year while pending AOS
AOS APPROVED Oct. 4, 2017 * Green card in hand Oct 13, 2017 !!!!!

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

 

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