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arrowDenied after 2 years of waiting
March 4, 2015, 6:13 pm Last comment by Simeon

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VJers, I need some advice.


My wife went in for her CR-1 interview on 1/26/2015 and was denied a visa based on her past China Communist Party membership. This was entirely unexpected because she was already denied under a K-1 visa, and the Guangzhou Consulate told her to get married and reapply for a CR-1, which we did.


The Consulate said they would transfer our case back to Washington for a possible approval/denial/waiver. The interviewing officer said the typical time is 2 months. An inquiry to the Consulate as to whether or not they have shipped out my application to Washington was met with the "just wait" e-mail. At this point, I don't know what to expect, as I've never heard of any case like ours... having been denied twice on two different visas with over 5 years of waiting. For the K-1, we were in AP for over 24 months. I don't want her to wait that long again. What should I do? Please weigh in with your advice, I'm at a loss here. :cry:

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arrowDCF and re-establishing domicile
March 4, 2015, 3:46 am Last comment by Bill and Linda
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I've searched the forums and couldn't find an answer, so here is my question. When I moved to Chengdu, China from the US seven years ago, I sold everything I owned, hence I have no domicile. I am planning to file DCF for my wife to immigrate to the US this year, but I don't know what to do about re-establishing domicile. I have no personal bank account in the US, only a business account. My US driver's license is based on my mother's address in FL, but she has passed and the house went to foreclosure. I have no other relatives remaining. Although the instructions for the I-130 mention "intent to re-establish domicile" there is no additional guidance. Also, there is a line on I-130 asking for an address where the beneficiary intends to live. 


Any and all advice regarding how to deal with this issue is sincerely appreciated.


Bill and Linda

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arrow In the homestretch! A couple of questions.... (merged)
March 3, 2015, 6:06 am Last comment by Ryan H

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Hello everybody,


I apologize in advance for such a long post.

I figured it was better to put all my questions in one place instead of spamming multiple new topics.


* Feel free to answer only one question if you want *


My Lithuanian wife (applicant) and I (petitioner) are in China, waiting for the NVC to activate my access to the DS-260 (the 75-page immigrant visa [IV] application).


Question I. Sponsor vs. Petitioner vs. FMWSH (Family member within same household)


We were married and currently live in Shanghai. I do not have a domicile in the US of which I am the core renter or title-holder. I don't even have a job there yet. Therefore, I need my father's help for the Affidavit of Support. But in this process, who is who, and who needs to fill out what? Question-time. Which of the following four scenarios is most accurate?

  • I-A.) My father is the sponsor who would have to fill out a i-864 (and submit proofs of necessary income), and my mother (who lives with him) is a FMWSH who must provide consent (via submitting her own i-864-A) to let her husband financially back someone.


  • I-B.) My father is the sponsor who would have to fill out a i-864 (and submit proofs of necessary income), and my mother (who lives with him) is a FMWSH who must provide consent (via submitting her own i-864-A) to let her husband financially back someone.   ...AND...  I (as petitioner), need to also fill out an i-864-A and state my plan to live in their domicile upon repatriation.


  • I-C.) I am both the petitioner and sponsor (i-864), and I am to state my intention to live in the same domicile of my father, a FMWSH who must fill out the i-864-A (and submit proofs of necessary income)?


  • I-D.) I am both the petitioner and sponsor (i-864), who states a plan to live in the same domicile of my father, a FMWSH who must fill out the i-864-A (and submit proofs of necessary income), and my mother is ALSO a FMWSH, who must provide consent (via submitting her own i-864-A) to let her husband financially back someone.


Question II. Medical Examination and Associated Paperwork


While my wife's mother is chasing after various documents for the IV Application back in Lithuania, we figured she might as well start pulling together the medical records for our later medical examination in Shanghai (prior to our interview in Guangzhou).  My three questions are:

  • II-1. Aside from the chest X-Ray, what medical records need to be brought to the medical exam?  Only the records that prove she already took certain vaccinations? Or perhaps she is supposed to copy ALL of her medical records? That would be a lot to translate...


  • II-2. What exactly are the consequences of not having the proof of taking one or more vaccinations? Will she need to take those at the medical examination? Or will they just mark down she hasn't got them, and we're at the mercy of the interviewer's whim whether to care or not?


  • II-3. Do these Lithuanian documents need to be translated into only Chinese (for the examination doctors here), or only English (for the consulate interview),  ...or both?



Question III. Cutting it a Little Too Close Timing-wise .... and Worst Case Scenario Options


Perhaps ill-advisably, we already bought our tickets to enter the USA. We're leaving at the end of June. If we submit a perfect DS-260 package to the NVC in the middle of March and their alleged 60 days holds true, then we should receive the confirmation in middle or late May (this confirmation should contain our interview date in Guangzhou). If (and that's a big if) the interview is scheduled for between 4-5 weeks later, then we're good. But on the chance that it's longer... eek.  Question-time.


  • III-1. In your experience, how many weeks/months after NVC confirmation are the interviews usually scheduled?


  • III-2. If the interview ends up being later in the summer, would my wife be able to visit the USA temporarily for my friend's wedding (after NVC confirmation but before the consulate interview), and then return to China for the consulate interview? 


  • III-3. If the answer to the previous question is yes, then I ask whether it is possible to actually complete the final two steps (medical examination and the consulate interview) in the USA?


  • III-4. If the answer to the previous question is no, can the final two steps instead be completed in Mexico or Canada, rather than having to return aaaaaall the way to China?


Thank you so, so much for reading and for your help!


Hope to hear back!


Best regards,

E&M Goin

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arrowsuspended processing case
March 2, 2015, 6:24 pm Last comment by dayalofo19

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Finally got an answer after petitioning for my fiancée back in august 4 of last year. Not what I was expecting, at all. :angry:



What exactly does this lead to now. I have a very difficult time even fathoming what possibly could be wrong, this is not the first time I have petitioned for a fiancée visa. I did so some 14 years ago and legally divorced last year before filing for my fiancée.

  • employment check
  • income check
  • divorced check,
  • evidence of relationship check
  • visited three times check
  • daily texting and weekly video chatting check.

does anybody have a clue ?


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arrowI-485 processing timeline K1 visa
March 2, 2015, 12:26 pm Last comment by DualityOneness

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Is there something like this for I-485 processing timeline?



I know we have this, but it's not same as the above...




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