Jump to content
LionessDeon

One year ban lifted early.

29 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

As some of you may know, our visa journey hasn't gone very well since the embassy received our case from the NVC. After 2 interview appointments (December and January), my fiancé was given a one year ban and ruled inadmissible but eligible for a waiver. Since the consulate told him he had to wait a year, instead of getting a lawyer right away I planned a visit (february) so we could regroup and just hired a lawyer earlier this month. I figured we had time to kill. Our lawyer contacted the embassy recently and was informed that his one ban has now expired and if the waiver is approved they will continue on with the process and he can then re-do his medical.

While this is finally some good news for us, we feel frustrated at the fact that when we emailed them in prior months they never told us they were lifting the ban early. So I wasted a few months sitting around for nothing.

I only post this because waivers and bans are not discussed much and I thought maybe there are others out there that could benefit from my mistake. FILE YOUR WAIVER ASAP! It's amazing what the embassy will tell a lawyer, yet neglect to inform the beneficiary/petitioner themselves.

Another thing this process has taught me is don't be afraid or too proud to ask for help when you truly need it. So with that please pray for us and our lawyer! Hopefully she will put together one heck of a waiver packet and we will have one more hurdle cleared.

Thank you! Best of Luck to you all! I pray for all of us everyday!

Edited by LionessDeon

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

May I ask why you were denied?


K - 1 Fiance Visa Process (I-129F Petition)

(L) Engaged (L) - March 22, 2015

K-1 Petition Sent (via USPS) - April 10, 2015

K-1 Petition Received - April 15, 2015

NOA1 (Email & Text) - April 16, 2015

NOA2 (Email, Text & App Notification) - May 22, 2015 (37 LONG Days from NOA1) :dance:

NOA2 (Official I-797 via Mail) - May 29, 2015

NVC Received (Phone Verification) - June 10, 2015

NVC Issued Case Number (Phone Verification) - June 11, 2015

Left NVC (Phone Verification) - June 15, 2015

Consulate Received (CEAC Website) - June 16, 2015

Emailed for Packet 3 - June 16, 2015 (US Immigration Computer Glitch Era: 6/9-6/23)

Emailed for Packet 3 - June 23, 2015 (2nd Attempt)

Received Packet 3 (via Email) - June 24, 2015

Scheduled Interview & Medical - June 24, 2015

Medical Appointment - July 3, 2015 (Medical Paperwork Picked-up 7/15/15)

Consulate Interview - July 17, 2015 (Approved) :dancing:

CEAC Web Status Update: "Ready" Case Created Date: Case Updated 7/20/2015 (Non-Immigrant Visa Application)
CEAC Web Status Update: "Administrative Processing" Case Updated 7/22/2015
CEAC Web Status Update: "Issued" Case Updated 7/24/2015 :dancing:

Department of State email stating Visa documents are at DHL Kingston ready for pickup - July 28, 2015 @ 5:45PM

Documents Transferred to Montego Bay, Jamaica for pickup w/DHL - July 29, 2015 (Called DHL Kingston to make request; Will be available 7/30/15)

Visa in Hand at DHL Montego Bay - July 30, 2015 @ 1:30PM :dance:

US Entry (IAH - Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport) - August 8, 2015

Court House Marriage - September 1, 2015

Applied for Social Security Card (In-Person in Houston about an hour wait) - September 1, 2015 (No Issues)

Adjustment of Status Process (I-485, I-131, I-765)

Sent I-485, I-765, I-131 (via USPS) - October 1, 2015

Applications Received - October 5, 2015

NOA1 (Email & Text) - October 8, 2015

NOA1 (Hard Copy) - October 13, 2015

Biometrics Appointment Letter Received - October 19, 2015

Biometrics Appointment - October 30, 2015

Wedding Ceremony - October 31, 2015

Service Request - December 28, 2015 (Called USCIS to check status of I-765 (Work Permit), representative put in Request for update since we were approaching 90 days)

New Card Is Being Produced (Text & Website) - December 30, 2015 (Status Update for Green Card (I-485) Case) :dancing:

Case Was Approved (Text & Website) - December 31, 2015 (I-485 Case)

Card Was Mailed (Text & Website) - January 5, 2016 (I-485 Case)

Green Card Received (USPS) - January 8, 2016 :dancing: :idea: :dancing: :no: :thumbs: :yes: :dance: :jest:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Inadmissible for a 2005 ganja charge, small amount no jail time, equivalent to a $10US fine only.

One year ban for admitting to prior use at his medical exam.

I see a lot of discussion for bans in regards to overstays and those types of things, not much on this subject.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have seen may similar threads, I thought it was a common situation at this Consulate?


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have seen may similar threads, I thought it was a common situation at this Consulate?

Admission to using marijuana and having a one year ban is common to everyone. OP is discussing drug charges


Phase I - IV - Completed the Immigration Journey 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As some of you may know, our visa journey hasn't gone very well since the embassy received our case from the NVC. After 2 interview appointments (December and January), my fiancé was given a one year ban and ruled inadmissible but eligible for a waiver. Since the consulate told him he had to wait a year, instead of getting a lawyer right away I planned a visit (february) so we could regroup and just hired a lawyer earlier this month. I figured we had time to kill. Our lawyer contacted the embassy recently and was informed that his one ban has now expired and if the waiver is approved they will continue on with the process and he can then re-do his medical.

While this is finally some good news for us, we feel frustrated at the fact that when we emailed them in prior months they never told us they were lifting the ban early. So I wasted a few months sitting around for nothing.

I only post this because waivers and bans are not discussed much and I thought maybe there are others out there that could benefit from my mistake. FILE YOUR WAIVER ASAP! It's amazing what the embassy will tell a lawyer, yet neglect to inform the beneficiary/petitioner themselves.

Another thing this process has taught me is don't be afraid or too proud to ask for help when you truly need it. So with that please pray for us and our lawyer! Hopefully she will put together one heck of a waiver packet and we will have one more hurdle cleared.

Thank you! Best of Luck to you all! I pray for all of us everyday!

Congratulations LionssDeon so good to hear from you. So happy from you two. This is great news. Thanks for keeping us informed. This will really help others. God bless you both.


Case Complete to Interview spreadsheet

From now on your VJ Member name will be verified. If the name you put on form to be added to spreadsheet comes up not found, you will not be added to the spreadsheet. If you don't have a timeline you will not be added to the spreadsheet.
Please Please put your VJ member name only. Not nicknames or real names whatever your VJ name is. It's below your profile picture!!

:goofy:


Come join the current Interview thread: 

 

Case-Complete-to-Interview-September-2018/

Case Complete to Interview Form
Case Complete to Interview Spreadsheet
NVC Filers Wiki Process

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As some of you may know, our visa journey hasn't gone very well since the embassy received our case from the NVC. After 2 interview appointments (December and January), my fiancé was given a one year ban and ruled inadmissible but eligible for a waiver. Since the consulate told him he had to wait a year, instead of getting a lawyer right away I planned a visit (february) so we could regroup and just hired a lawyer earlier this month. I figured we had time to kill. Our lawyer contacted the embassy recently and was informed that his one ban has now expired and if the waiver is approved they will continue on with the process and he can then re-do his medical.

While this is finally some good news for us, we feel frustrated at the fact that when we emailed them in prior months they never told us they were lifting the ban early. So I wasted a few months sitting around for nothing.

I only post this because waivers and bans are not discussed much and I thought maybe there are others out there that could benefit from my mistake. FILE YOUR WAIVER ASAP! It's amazing what the embassy will tell a lawyer, yet neglect to inform the beneficiary/petitioner themselves.

Another thing this process has taught me is don't be afraid or too proud to ask for help when you truly need it. So with that please pray for us and our lawyer! Hopefully she will put together one heck of a waiver packet and we will have one more hurdle cleared.

Thank you! Best of Luck to you all! I pray for all of us everyday!

Wish you good luck. Keep the faith you guys will be OK.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Guess its not discussed much as some ppl go negative on those seeking info

This consulate has no more weed smokers than elsewhere its just that they will

disclose it more when they cant find a thread with the answers.

Although the expunged program started in JA telling a panel doctor that you are

a weed head still will not sit well with the COs....A yr ban for admitting or them finding

it in ones system & you can be made to apply for a waiver if there was an arrest or

charge.

JAs be aware if you are required to file waivers of inadmissibilities there are good

waiver attys LIZ CANNON (free phone consult) MEGAN KLUNDT &, HEATHER POOLE

are some good ones: You don't need to be in their states as immigration is Federal.

You or petitioner can google & contact them

Lioness Congrats you cant go wrong with your atty

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello

I may be facing a similar dilemma. How soon did they lift the ban and it is really necessary to hire a attorney for the waiver

I have heard of people doing the waiver themselves. I did not want to chance it. I had no idea what to do. Feel better knowing a well recommended experienced attorney is handling it. And like I said we had email correspondence for months with the embassy and got nowhere. One email from an attorney and they told her exactly point blank what was going on. In January 2015 the consulate said "you failed the medical you have a one year ban". In June the embassy told our attorney the "ban has expired". So just about 6 mos. he failed the medical because he admitted to past use.

Hope this helps you!

Best of luck!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×