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Hello all VISA JOURNEY FRIENDS!!! We need your help!

So here Sarah (Fiancee) and I are nearing the last phase. Sarah and I have been working on her documents needed for the interview – going very well. We will be faxing in OF-169 tomorrow and DS-230 Part 1 in order to receive packet 4. I managed to have the consulate email the packets and not do snail mail.

Tonight, she realized that no one ever asked her to hand in her I-94 departure slip when leaving the states in May/2007 – she still has it! So, I’m guessing the US may not have any notification that she actually left the country in May-2007.

Is this a serious issue?

Would the USCIS approve a K1 visa to the NVC and forwarded to the US Consulate in South Africa if they hadn’t recorded she had left?

What should we do?

If approved, will this become an issue when she enters the USA?

Thank you!

Jesse

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Hello all VISA JOURNEY FRIENDS!!! We need your help!

So here Sarah (Fiancee) and I are nearing the last phase. Sarah and I have been working on her documents needed for the interview – going very well. We will be faxing in OF-169 tomorrow and DS-230 Part 1 in order to receive packet 4. I managed to have the consulate email the packets and not do snail mail.

Tonight, she realized that no one ever asked her to hand in her I-94 departure slip when leaving the states in May/2007 – she still has it! So, I’m guessing the US may not have any notification that she actually left the country in May-2007.

Is this a serious issue?

Would the USCIS approve a K1 visa to the NVC and forwarded to the US Consulate in South Africa if they hadn’t recorded she had left?

What should we do?

If approved, will this become an issue when she enters the USA?

Hi, KellyC posted this on my messages instead of yours,

I read your post today about the I-94 form that your fiancee did not return upon leaving the US. That happened to my fiance, only he figured it out about a month after he left. He contacted the embassy, and they put him in touch with the corporation over here in the US (in Kentucky actually) who you have to send your I-94 form and a letter of explanation, and then you have to allow 4 months for them to clear you.

Now, I don't want this to frighten you or make you worry, but it did take 4 months for my fiance's status to be switched. This wasn't a problem with us because the USCIS stalled with our approval and ended up taking 5 months to have it approved anyway. I would DEFINITELY contact the embassy and your case worker right away to make sure this isn't going to be a problem, and if so, then what you must do to have it taken care of immediately.

I hope this is of some help! Let me know what you find out.

Kelly

Thank you!

Jesse

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Hello all VISA JOURNEY FRIENDS!!! We need your help!

So here Sarah (Fiancee) and I are nearing the last phase. Sarah and I have been working on her documents needed for the interview – going very well. We will be faxing in OF-169 tomorrow and DS-230 Part 1 in order to receive packet 4. I managed to have the consulate email the packets and not do snail mail.

Tonight, she realized that no one ever asked her to hand in her I-94 departure slip when leaving the states in May/2007 – she still has it! So, I’m guessing the US may not have any notification that she actually left the country in May-2007.

Is this a serious issue?

Would the USCIS approve a K1 visa to the NVC and forwarded to the US Consulate in South Africa if they hadn’t recorded she had left?

What should we do?

If approved, will this become an issue when she enters the USA?

Hi, KellyC posted this on my messages instead of yours,

I read your post today about the I-94 form that your fiancee did not return upon leaving the US. That happened to my fiance, only he figured it out about a month after he left. He contacted the embassy, and they put him in touch with the corporation over here in the US (in Kentucky actually) who you have to send your I-94 form and a letter of explanation, and then you have to allow 4 months for them to clear you.

Now, I don't want this to frighten you or make you worry, but it did take 4 months for my fiance's status to be switched. This wasn't a problem with us because the USCIS stalled with our approval and ended up taking 5 months to have it approved anyway. I would DEFINITELY contact the embassy and your case worker right away to make sure this isn't going to be a problem, and if so, then what you must do to have it taken care of immediately.

I hope this is of some help! Let me know what you find out.

Kelly

Thank you!

Jesse

Since USCIS has already approved the visa, I don't think you have a problem. I would bring along any other documentation of her leaving, to the interview. That could be an entry stamp for her own country, boarding pass for a US departure, ticket stub etc. just in case it comes up.


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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Since USCIS has already approved the visa, I don't think you have a problem. I would bring along any other documentation of her leaving, to the interview. That could be an entry stamp for her own country, boarding pass for a US departure, ticket stub etc. just in case it comes up.

The USCIS does not approve visas....

The overstay would not come up as a part of the petition approval process but could still come uo at the consulate... Prepare yourself wiith the documentation that proves you left....

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I hope you'll be fine. The same thing has happened to me. I was leaving the US in June last summer and nobody asked me for the departure record. I realised it while on the plane. I had it with me for my interview (just in case) and nobody asked me about it either. I agree with other members. If you have the airport stamps in your passport, you must be alright.

Good luck!


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