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Hi everyone,

 

Travel ban was revised just yesterday, two other countries were added to the list. My questions is, how does it affect the k1 visa from Iran. My fiancé is from Iran and I'm applying for a k1 visa for her. 

 

I have attached the new requirements for the new and revised travel ban. 

 

Thank you all.

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When it goes into effect no new visas will be issued. Until further notice. Unfortunately :(


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2016-03-19         i-129F Sent
2016-03-24         i-129F NOA1
2016-06-14         i-129F NOA2
2016-07-08         NVC Rec'd
2016-07-12         Case #
2016-07-13         NVC Left
2016-07-14         Consulate Rec'd
2016-07-19         Medical
2016-08-11         Interview Date (approved)
2016-09-06         Issued
2016-09-09         Visa In Hand
2016-10-19         POE Dallas Fort-Worth
2016-10-30         Our Halloween Wedding

2016-11-16         AOS package sent (i-485, i-131, i-765, i-864, g-325a, DS-3025)
2016-11-17         AOS package delivered to Chicago lockbox
2016-11-23         NOA1's by e-mail and text (@ 10:30 pm CT)
2016-11-26         NOA1 hard copies
2016-12-03         Biometrics appointment in mail
2016-12-07         Biometrics (Early walk-in Desoto, appointment was for Dec 13th)

2017-02-17         Notice of card in production by email and text (@8:00 am CT, i-765) - Day 92

2017-02-22         Notice of approval by email and text (@1:00 pm CT, i-765 and i-131) - Day 97

2017-02-22         Notice of card being mailed by email and text (@7:00 pm CT, i-765) - Day 97

2017-02-25         EAD/AP combo card arrived in mail - Day 100

2017-03-03         Notice of green card in production by email and text (@4:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-03         Notice of approval by email and text (@6:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-11          Green card arrived in mail  - Day 113

2018-12-03          First day to file for ROC (i-751)

 

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4 minutes ago, EandH0904 said:

If, and this is just a question,  I don't know the answer,  she was able to legally move to a third country would she be applicable through that country or would she still be ineligible due to her Iranian passport? 

She'd need to become a citizen of that country with a valid passport. She could then use that passport to enter/apply for the visa although all other and/or former citizenships must ofc be revealed in the application.

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K1 Visa & AOS

Spoiler

2016-03-19         i-129F Sent
2016-03-24         i-129F NOA1
2016-06-14         i-129F NOA2
2016-07-08         NVC Rec'd
2016-07-12         Case #
2016-07-13         NVC Left
2016-07-14         Consulate Rec'd
2016-07-19         Medical
2016-08-11         Interview Date (approved)
2016-09-06         Issued
2016-09-09         Visa In Hand
2016-10-19         POE Dallas Fort-Worth
2016-10-30         Our Halloween Wedding

2016-11-16         AOS package sent (i-485, i-131, i-765, i-864, g-325a, DS-3025)
2016-11-17         AOS package delivered to Chicago lockbox
2016-11-23         NOA1's by e-mail and text (@ 10:30 pm CT)
2016-11-26         NOA1 hard copies
2016-12-03         Biometrics appointment in mail
2016-12-07         Biometrics (Early walk-in Desoto, appointment was for Dec 13th)

2017-02-17         Notice of card in production by email and text (@8:00 am CT, i-765) - Day 92

2017-02-22         Notice of approval by email and text (@1:00 pm CT, i-765 and i-131) - Day 97

2017-02-22         Notice of card being mailed by email and text (@7:00 pm CT, i-765) - Day 97

2017-02-25         EAD/AP combo card arrived in mail - Day 100

2017-03-03         Notice of green card in production by email and text (@4:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-03         Notice of approval by email and text (@6:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-11          Green card arrived in mail  - Day 113

2018-12-03          First day to file for ROC (i-751)

 

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15 minutes ago, Nilo+Nav said:

Hi everyone,

 

Travel ban was revised just yesterday, two other countries were added to the list. My questions is, how does it affect the k1 visa from Iran. My fiancé is from Iran and I'm applying for a k1 visa for her. 

 

I have attached the new requirements for the new and revised travel ban. 

 

Thank you all.

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are you serious ?? Is that apply for ppl who lives in Iran or dual citizen too?:(

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12 minutes ago, Rosesam said:

are you serious ?? Is that apply for ppl who lives in Iran or dual citizen too?:(

This time around individuals who were dual citizens and had Iranian citizenship had problems. I know there was a researcher that had a position at harvard or somewhere else that had issues.

I suspect the best bet for individuals with Iranian citizenship may end up being the longer/slower CR-1 process.


K1 Visa:
 

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17th April 2017: NOA1 Received Date

11th September 2017: RFE Issued

19th September 2017: RFE Reply Recieved

4th October 2017: NOA2 Approval date

9th October 2017: NVC Received
13th October 2017: NVC Case # Received
17th October 2017: Left NVC

23rd October 2017: Consulate Received

9th November 2017: Interview

29th November 2017: POE

8th December 2017: Wedding

 

 

AOS:
 

Spoiler

19th January 2018: NOA1 Recieved Date

25th January 2018: NOA1 Notice Date

2nd February 2018: Biometric Notice Date

23rd February 2018: Biometric Appointment

30th March 2018: Interview Notice Date

9th May 2018: AOS Interview Appointment

9th May 2018: I-485 Approved

14th May 2018: I-797 for I-485 Received

 

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57 minutes ago, EandH0904 said:

If, and this is just a question,  I don't know the answer,  she was able to legally move to a third country would she be applicable through that country or would she still be ineligible due to her Iranian passport? 

I'm sure that's possible, but takes years to become a citizen of another country. It will not be a straightforward process such as k1 visa (which is compelled to other visas, much faster). 

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42 minutes ago, CopperChem said:

This time around individuals who were dual citizens and had Iranian citizenship had problems. I know there was a researcher that had a position at harvard or somewhere else that had issues.

I suspect the best bet for individuals with Iranian citizenship may end up being the longer/slower CR-1 process.

Ok I am really not reading correctly obviously. Total ban on immigrant status visa's means Iran is going to be difficult period. I really misread that apologies.


K1 Visa:
 

Spoiler

 

17th April 2017: NOA1 Received Date

11th September 2017: RFE Issued

19th September 2017: RFE Reply Recieved

4th October 2017: NOA2 Approval date

9th October 2017: NVC Received
13th October 2017: NVC Case # Received
17th October 2017: Left NVC

23rd October 2017: Consulate Received

9th November 2017: Interview

29th November 2017: POE

8th December 2017: Wedding

 

 

AOS:
 

Spoiler

19th January 2018: NOA1 Recieved Date

25th January 2018: NOA1 Notice Date

2nd February 2018: Biometric Notice Date

23rd February 2018: Biometric Appointment

30th March 2018: Interview Notice Date

9th May 2018: AOS Interview Appointment

9th May 2018: I-485 Approved

14th May 2018: I-797 for I-485 Received

 

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2 minutes ago, Nilo+Nav said:

Is k1 visa, is a "non immigrant" visa? 

K1 is a non-immigrant category visa, but it obviously isn't a F, M or J series visa.

As to the bonifide relationships part I have no idea. This would probably require some consulting with a lawyer to figure out.


K1 Visa:
 

Spoiler

 

17th April 2017: NOA1 Received Date

11th September 2017: RFE Issued

19th September 2017: RFE Reply Recieved

4th October 2017: NOA2 Approval date

9th October 2017: NVC Received
13th October 2017: NVC Case # Received
17th October 2017: Left NVC

23rd October 2017: Consulate Received

9th November 2017: Interview

29th November 2017: POE

8th December 2017: Wedding

 

 

AOS:
 

Spoiler

19th January 2018: NOA1 Recieved Date

25th January 2018: NOA1 Notice Date

2nd February 2018: Biometric Notice Date

23rd February 2018: Biometric Appointment

30th March 2018: Interview Notice Date

9th May 2018: AOS Interview Appointment

9th May 2018: I-485 Approved

14th May 2018: I-797 for I-485 Received

 

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46 minutes ago, CopperChem said:

This time around individuals who were dual citizens and had Iranian citizenship had problems. I know there was a researcher that had a position at harvard or somewhere else that had issues.

I suspect the best bet for individuals with Iranian citizenship may end up being the longer/slower CR-1 process.

Thank you but I just found this

(Nationals from these listed countries that have dual citizenship with another country not included in this travel ban will be able to travel to the United States with a passport from a country not on the ban list.)

VOX.com

 

Anyone knows  if these matter will be effect to the processing time??? special for ppl who are from one of these 7 countries  BUT are dual citizen??? because I remember in 2016 everything was faster than this year :( 

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This is from the CNN article I read

 

"The new order additionally provides consular officers with discretion to waive the new restrictions on a "case-by-case basis" if a foreign national demonstrates that denying entry into the US would cause "undue hardship" and he or she does not pose a threat to national security."

 

Link: http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/24/politics/trump-travel-restrictions/index.html

 

 

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Someone posted the new travel ban policy on fb. Here it is: 

 

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/news/important-announcement.html

 

Seems like k1 visas will be continued to process from Iran. 

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