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Hi my name is Jennifer,

I am a United States citizens and I have a fiance in Senegal. We have known each other since 2014. I visited him July 2016 and we got engaged, I stayed there for two weeks. I came back home got all my paperwork together and filed a partition on his behalf in October and it was approved in November. My paperwork was then sent to NVC and they sent it to Senegal. My fiance applied for his visa interview in December and his appointment was set for January 11. He had everything they required his examination, police certificate, passport, birth certificate, pictures, pictures of us, proof that we have known each other since 2014, I sent all of the paper's they wanted for the affidavit of support, three years of tax returns, 6 months of bank staments, check stubs, letter from job, birth certificate, passport, divorce paper's, proof of relationship. They said to send all of that, but when he got their to the interview their was a guy he ask him just a few question, my fiance answered them correctly then he went through all my paper's they asked me to send and only took 4 documents only, then he asked for his passport and phone number, later that day they called him and said come back Friday, January 13 so he did. Then on Friday he seen a lady she asked him about my children their ages, he answered correct, she asked a couple of more question he answered correct. Then she told him to have a seat in the waiting area, then another lady came and gave him his paper's back and his passport and a letter stating that he was denied, it had no explanation to why it was denied nor did they explain. When I go online to check the status it says Administration Processing, but the paper she gave says denied that she was returning the case back to the United States with her recommendation for denial. So with all this said  what does this mean, and is there anything we can do. I'm so disappointed and hurt right now and I'm just lost at what to do.

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Your first interview failed.  It happens a lot in higher fraud countries.  Sometimes they get it right, sometimes not.  We were initially denied and reapplied and got through it.  Have you only taken the one trip there ?   Many times they are harder on couples with only a single visit.   Also your profile says F1 visa ?

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They don't say anything because there is no written rule.  It sort of goes , the more high fraud the country  the more face to face is needed to be successful.  About a month of face to face seems to be the number for Africa. 

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Okay, Thank You I guess I will have to plan a few more trips, I work so being there for a whole month will be hard to do, two weeks is the most I can do in one visited but I will just go on more visits. This is so sad because we really love each other there isn't nothing fake about it and for someone to be able to just say no your not serious and deny you is just horrible. Thank you for your advice

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Email the embassy and ask why the denial, most likely it is not considered a real relationship.  Once you know the official ruling of the denial, you can work to correct their reasons/rationale.  That is why it is recommended that K-1 applications provide a lot of proof of a relationship.  Although USCIS may approve the K-1, it is the embassy who has the final approval on the issuance of the visa.

 

What did you send in with your application?  What kind of proof of a relationship?  How do you communicate?  Does he work?  Is there an age difference?  Did you meet online?

 

You have to look at your timeline of your relationship.  The CO will find it odd that you have been together since 2014 and had only seen each other once in 2016 and became engaged after two weeks.  Regardless of you going to Senegal to see each other, look at other places.  Some Caribbean countries do not require a tourist visa, so look at travel there.  Let him apply for a tourist visa to other countries and visit there.  

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They are supposed to give you a reason for denial but it is not done at certain embassies.
Have him scan the 221g paper to you to look for a code marker (numbers/letter).
Has he ever applied for a tourist visa or any other visa ?
Email the embassy about the reason for denial and if they don't respond make the inquiry through your senator.
Overcome the reason(s) and file again after visiting. Frontload your petition.

You can also marry there and file a CR1 when you come back.

 

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Our case was for spouse visa in Senegal.  My husband's visa was not approved.  We have been in AP since June, 2016. Case was returned to USCIS in October, 2016. I visited for one month in November, 2016. Now just waiting for response. 

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