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Hello,

My fiancé just had her K1 visa interview. She brought all the relevant documents according to the checklist that was sent to her. What is frustrating is that they told her at the interview that they will only accept the CENOMAR if they receive it directly from the place that issued it, not from her. This was never mentioned this in the checklist, so now she has to wait another two weeks for this to get done. Only then will the visa be approved. Everything else looked good, according to the man who interviewed her. So my question is this: she is planning on resigning her job once the visa gets approved, but she needs to put in one month notice. Now she will have to resign two weeks later than planned, but she would still really like to be able to resign at the time she had originally planned. In your professional opinion, is she safe to do this before the visa is issued? Our case is very straightforward and none of us have ever been married, I can support her, our proof of relationship is good, etc. thanks so much!

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I have never heard of USEM wanting Cenomar directly from NSO office

But if she is making $2,500 a month in the Philippines then I would wait until I received a visa in hand

Average salary there for a nurse or a someone working in a mall is about $200 per month, I suggest to those (most poster here) to have their fiancé quit work on spend time with family.

If I was in your shoes I would quit my USA job and move to Philippine and let her support you.........

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Sorry I wasn't clear about her work situation. She is Filipino but she is living and working in Singapore and has been for 7 years

I understand

I would still have her work until visa in hand then. Sometimes it can be delayed and go into AP and be there for a few weeks or a few months.

More than likely she should be approved and issued visa in a timely matter.

Did they say why the wanted Cenomar directly from NSO? I know there have been a few others who have done their visa interview in Singapore. Look down in the bottom of the forum under Regions and post this in the PHilippines Sections, They will have better insight on this and why they asked for Cenomar and not accept her Cenomar

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They said it was a new requirement that wasn't in the checklist or something like that. Officially it says that her visa is under "administrative processing." Once they receive the documents they want from who they want, I am hoping it is change to "issued"

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They said it was a new requirement that wasn't in the checklist or something like that. Officially it says that her visa is under "administrative processing." Once they receive the documents they want from who they want, I am hoping it is change to "issued"

You will receive what is called a 221(g) for which your case is put on "hold" till their request is met, either by you or a governmental agency. Wait till you get the document and you will know more of what your responsibility will be. In the mean time I offer this.

It's difficult for anyone to predict when you will receive your visa. We are in normal times and we are seeing 5 to 10 business days. But, we have seen upwards of 30 days to 6 months for some.

Part of the test measures are, estimating the time it will take USEM to process, issue and 2Go to deliver. Since no one can exactly simulate all visa conditions, actual visa processing of each person will vary. As a result, when these estimated visa claims from other applicants are published, I almost always state the standard disclaimer "your mileage may vary."

Do not finalize arrangements for travel to the United States, dispose of properties, or resign from your job until a visa has been issued and delivered to you.


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Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

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Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

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Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

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Hello,

My fiancé just had her K1 visa interview. She brought all the relevant documents according to the checklist that was sent to her. What is frustrating is that they told her at the interview that they will only accept the CENOMAR if they receive it directly from the place that issued it, not from her. This was never mentioned this in the checklist, so now she has to wait another two weeks for this to get done. Only then will the visa be approved. Everything else looked good, according to the man who interviewed her. So my question is this: she is planning on resigning her job once the visa gets approved, but she needs to put in one month notice. Now she will have to resign two weeks later than planned, but she would still really like to be able to resign at the time she had originally planned. In your professional opinion, is she safe to do this before the visa is issued? Our case is very straightforward and none of us have ever been married, I can support her, our proof of relationship is good, etc. thanks so much!

Quitting. That is an adult diaper answer - DEPENDS. No one knows, until the visa is ISSUED, it isn't... We can all give opinion, but no one can state for fact about the visa being issued. This is a decision for you two.

As for the CENOMAR it is not required to be delivered directly from NSO most of the time, I think they had issue with the CENOMAR that your fiancee gave them which is why they want one directly from NSO. Most bring the CENOMAR to the interview with no issues.


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Hello,

My fiancé just had her K1 visa interview. She brought all the relevant documents according to the checklist that was sent to her. What is frustrating is that they told her at the interview that they will only accept the CENOMAR if they receive it directly from the place that issued it, not from her. This was never mentioned this in the checklist, so now she has to wait another two weeks for this to get done. Only then will the visa be approved. Everything else looked good, according to the man who interviewed her. So my question is this: she is planning on resigning her job once the visa gets approved, but she needs to put in one month notice. Now she will have to resign two weeks later than planned, but she would still really like to be able to resign at the time she had originally planned. In your professional opinion, is she safe to do this before the visa is issued? Our case is very straightforward and none of us have ever been married, I can support her, our proof of relationship is good, etc. thanks so much!

Ask her. Where did she get the CENOMAR she presented to the CO?

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Hello,

My fiancé just had her K1 visa interview. She brought all the relevant documents according to the checklist that was sent to her. What is frustrating is that they told her at the interview that they will only accept the CENOMAR if they receive it directly from the place that issued it, not from her. This was never mentioned this in the checklist, so now she has to wait another two weeks for this to get done. Only then will the visa be approved. Everything else looked good, according to the man who interviewed her. So my question is this: she is planning on resigning her job once the visa gets approved, but she needs to put in one month notice. Now she will have to resign two weeks later than planned, but she would still really like to be able to resign at the time she had originally planned. In your professional opinion, is she safe to do this before the visa is issued? Our case is very straightforward and none of us have ever been married, I can support her, our proof of relationship is good, etc. thanks so much!

Hi,

I would like to know what happened to your case?

I am on the same situation currently. What do you advice?

Thanks.

Edited by MR20022015

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If you need a CENOMAR for you visa application you can order it online at ecensus


Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

      HandArrow.gif.adeb854ba620933849ae921ca0b44a0c.gif  Link to the Visa Process for Manila Embassy once you have your NOA2 : Click Here

 

Contact Hank: HERE

K-1 visa approved 21 March 2012

...Citizenship... complete!

 

 

 

 

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My case is also in AP because of CENOMAR. It was never mentioned in my list of required documents from NVC. Hope those who went through the same would share timelines so we will have a bit of an idea as to what we will expect next :)

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My case is also in AP because of CENOMAR. It was never mentioned in my list of required documents from NVC. Hope those who went through the same would share timelines so we will have a bit of an idea as to what we will expect next :)

There is a step by step guide here on VJ. http://www.visajourney.com/content/i130guide1 Have you thought of using it? Did you not ask for help? Did you post any questions to determine that you are progressing and have all the documents required.

I'm sorry this happened to you, but you are responsible for your progress along the visa processing. Get the CENOMAR and get it submitted. Follow the directions in the 221(g). No one can tell you after they receive the CENOMAR when you will get your visa. It's impossible to tell you as every case is different and stands on its own.

Good luck.

Edited by Greenbaum

Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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