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To start, I'm the USC and my hubby is the CR1 in Ghana.

As I'm reading all these awesome and informative posts (this site is very helpful BTW) I am just wondering if during the interview process did anyone NOT have it all together?

For example:

1. I'm reading that we should have made at least 3 copies of all docs sent to the NVC. We didn't, just one for nvc and one sent to hubby. Now I don't know whats going on cause I don't have a copy.

2. This is our first run at this so we didn't know to capture EVERYTHING we did in photos as 'proof'. We have wedding photos, visits etc. But nothing intentional.

3. I've only visited once for two weeks and we were married there. I came back to prepare for his arrival. We don't have a lot of money to go back and forth.

What about this?


Married: 3-19-14

Case Complete: 7-7-15
Interview Notice: 9-15-15
Interview: 10-8-15 (Was denied... :ranting::crying: )

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I'm sorry to say but your in for a bumpy ride, this Emabssy is no joke! You need to read through and familiarize your self with post from Ghana on here and some of the solutions to those post, we will help whenever we can with your process when you post questions good luck on your visa journey ?

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*** Country-specific thread moved from Moving to the US forum to the Africa/Sub-Saharan regional subforum. ***


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Thank you! Is there anything I can do to correct it or any advice for moving forward?

There have been instances where others did not include everything at the beginning of this process (USCIS), but they included what was not sent in the IV package at the NVC Stage. So at that time you can include whatever chat, pictures, emails, etc. that you forgot/didn't know to send.

Good luck to you.


Toni

 

07/17/2008.......WEDDING DAY!!!!
USCIS STAGE (for me):
06/09/2010.......SENT I-130 TO USCIS
06/15/2010.......NOA1 & RECEIPT DATE (CSC)
11/03/2010.......NOA2 Email received-APPROVED!!-141 days

NVC STAGE (for him):
11/08/2010.......NVC Case # Assigned
11/19/2010.......DS-3032 received via email
07/02/2011.......IV (DS-230) Package mailed//NVC Received-7/5/2011
07/14/2011........CASE COMPLETE!!!
07/15/2011........SIF!!!

EMBASSY STAGE (for us):
8/23/2011.........Medical-Part 1
8/24/2011.........Medical-Part 2(Completed!)
9/12/2011.........INTERVIEW @ 10:00AM - APPROVED!! (IR-1 Visa)

POE: DECEMBER 3rd, Washington, D.C. (IAD)!!!

1/10/2012........Green Card in Hand!
02/07/2012........Rec'd. Social Security Card

Naturalization Journey:

09-27-2016................Mailed N-400

11-03-2016................Biometrics

Notified 2/13/2017........2-8-2017.....Case Is In Line For An Interview

3/23/2017 @ 9AM......Interview

4/13/2017...................OATH CEREMONY!!

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There have been instances where others did not include everything at the beginning of this process (USCIS), but they included what was not sent in the IV package at the NVC Stage. So at that time you can include whatever chat, pictures, emails, etc. that you forgot/didn't know to send.

Good luck to you.

Same thing Aya820 said you can do it then

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To start, I'm the USC and my hubby is the CR1 in Ghana.

As I'm reading all these awesome and informative posts (this site is very helpful BTW) I am just wondering if during the interview process did anyone NOT have it all together?

For example:

1. I'm reading that we should have made at least 3 copies of all docs sent to the NVC. We didn't, just one for nvc and one sent to hubby. Now I don't know whats going on cause I don't have a copy.

2. This is our first run at this so we didn't know to capture EVERYTHING we did in photos as 'proof'. We have wedding photos, visits etc. But nothing intentional.

3. I've only visited once for two weeks and we were married there. I came back to prepare for his arrival. We don't have a lot of money to go back and forth.

What about this?

I'm not trying to spoil your mood but I see a very tough battle with the Consular Officer in your future. The embassy in Ghana is very tough. Very tough. For example, I'm not from Ghana. I spent 4 months in ghana with my wife. I traveled there again and stayed another month the following year. We have two children who are U.S citizens. We have a house in Kasua under both our names. We rented a house in spentex and the lease has both our names. And not to mention pictures, Facebook chats, tango, phones calls, etc... I think you get the point. But yet my wife was denied a visa because the co said she's not convince that our marriage is real. I highly suggest you travel to Ghana again please. Only meeting your husband for two weeks and then getting married may not convince them. I highly suggest you go to Ghana again. Take lots and lots and lots of pics with your husband and his family. Pics of you and your husband kissing, cooking together, lying on the bed, in church, holding hands, etc... start taking screenshots of you and your husband chats from today and be printing them. Good luck.

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I'm not trying to spoil your mood but I see a very tough battle with the Consular Officer in your future. The embassy in Ghana is very tough. Very tough. For example, I'm not from Ghana. I spent 4 months in ghana with my wife. I traveled there again and stayed another month the following year. We have two children who are U.S citizens. We have a house in Kasua under both our names. We rented a house in spentex and the lease has both our names. And not to mention pictures, Facebook chats, tango, phones calls, etc... I think you get the point. But yet my wife was denied a visa because the co said she's not convince that our marriage is real. I highly suggest you travel to Ghana again please. Only meeting your husband for two weeks and then getting married may not convince them. I highly suggest you go to Ghana again. Take lots and lots and lots of pics with your husband and his family. Pics of you and your husband kissing, cooking together, lying on the bed, in church, holding hands, etc... start taking screenshots of you and your husband chats from today and be printing them. Good luck.

Shocking that you were denied, yours seems like an open and shut case of valid relationship.

One question are these biological kids to you and your wife or stepchild? It shouldn't matter really but I am just trying to figure out what could have been the reason why two children wouldn't prove a strong relationship. One child might be a ruse but two?

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To start, I'm the USC and my hubby is the CR1 in Ghana.

As I'm reading all these awesome and informative posts (this site is very helpful BTW) I am just wondering if during the interview process did anyone NOT have it all together?

For example:

1. I'm reading that we should have made at least 3 copies of all docs sent to the NVC. We didn't, just one for nvc and one sent to hubby. Now I don't know whats going on cause I don't have a copy.

2. This is our first run at this so we didn't know to capture EVERYTHING we did in photos as 'proof'. We have wedding photos, visits etc. But nothing intentional.

3. I've only visited once for two weeks and we were married there. I came back to prepare for his arrival. We don't have a lot of money to go back and forth.

What about this?

Generally, IMHO some of these insane embassies like to see lots of visits and not getting married on the first trip. But then some do get visa on online trip and marrying on that trip. So it seems that there's no rhyme or reason sometimes.

Don't loose sleep on what has happened, look to the future and how to recover. Have Husband copy the package and send a copy back to you. Go for additional visits, try to be in town for the interview. International dating/relationship is not going to be cheap but when you wake up in the morning and he's next to you here in the US the hardships (financial and otherwise) will fade away (my spouse has been here for 2 years now and I still can't believe it sometimes).

Good luck.

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@General Buhari Thanks so much for you humble opinion...refreshing. Cause some of this can be full of doom... but its good to read something positive for once, if even slightly!


Married: 3-19-14

Case Complete: 7-7-15
Interview Notice: 9-15-15
Interview: 10-8-15 (Was denied... :ranting::crying: )

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