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Hi All:

Does anyone have any information, suggestions, input on how to get the NVC to resend a petition to an embassy.

It's been more than 3 months and I'm getting the run around from the Ghana Embassy (shocking) and the NVC.

Ghana says they haven't received the documents - but when I was there 3 weeks ago, they didn't see the need to have it resent. The Dept of State, Visa Office, confirms that the embassy hasn't received the documents and (supposedly) requested the NVC resend the documents ASAP. The NVC informed me that they can not resend the documentation without a request specifically from the embassy, not the DC Dept of State Office or me. (How can an embassy request a petition be resent if they don't know they were supposed to get it?)

I finally had a breakdown when I got through to the Ghana Embassy after an hour of trying (those of you familiar with the embassy are probably more surprised that I go a real person who didn't hang up rather than the length of time it was before I got through); and the man on the other end confirmed that the petition hadn't been received but they would only request it be resent if I sent them a letter with my signature asking them to request it be resent on my behalf.

I have sent a letter with a copy of the NOA2 and the letter from the NVC saying they sent it Nov. 8, 2007 - and my signature - to the Ghana address via FedEx. I also sent a copy to the DC address for the Embassy. And a copy to the NVC.

I have little faith that this will actually work.

Has anyone else had a similar experience that they can help me out with a solution? Any advice would be appreciated.

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Hi All:

Does anyone have any information, suggestions, input on how to get the NVC to resend a petition to an embassy.

It's been more than 3 months and I'm getting the run around from the Ghana Embassy (shocking) and the NVC.

Ghana says they haven't received the documents - but when I was there 3 weeks ago, they didn't see the need to have it resent. The Dept of State, Visa Office, confirms that the embassy hasn't received the documents and (supposedly) requested the NVC resend the documents ASAP. The NVC informed me that they can not resend the documentation without a request specifically from the embassy, not the DC Dept of State Office or me. (How can an embassy request a petition be resent if they don't know they were supposed to get it?)

I finally had a breakdown when I got through to the Ghana Embassy after an hour of trying (those of you familiar with the embassy are probably more surprised that I go a real person who didn't hang up rather than the length of time it was before I got through); and the man on the other end confirmed that the petition hadn't been received but they would only request it be resent if I sent them a letter with my signature asking them to request it be resent on my behalf.

I have sent a letter with a copy of the NOA2 and the letter from the NVC saying they sent it Nov. 8, 2007 - and my signature - to the Ghana address via FedEx. I also sent a copy to the DC address for the Embassy. And a copy to the NVC.

I have little faith that this will actually work.

Has anyone else had a similar experience that they can help me out with a solution? Any advice would be appreciated.

OMG this is horrible - i am totally gobsmacked - totally uncalled for - did you try going to the region in the forum to see if anyone else has had this problem - since its NVC I am not sure your Senator can step in, but wow, I feel for you - and wish I could give you an answer - it seems sureal -

Darn this one hurts!!!!!!


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Ghana
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I haven't tried the region forum yet, thought I'd look for a wider audience.

I had actually written my senator prior to verifying it hadn't arrived at the embassy, I'm still waiting to hear - but, I'm hoping that she will step in and ask the ambassador to make the request and then expedite the process if it continues this way ... I'm trying to keep positive, but she is running for President, so she is a bit busy these days. :mellow:

It does suck though, and demands lots of deep breathing on my part, and my partners part.

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Ours was not exactly the same situation, however, we had a military expedite and after the case got approved from USCIS it did not reach the NVC for 2 months. Both kept giving us a run around saying its the other department's fault. After 2 months of calling them 2-3 times a day and trying everything else. USCIS found out that DHS did not deconstruct our file properly and instead of forwarding the same to NVC, they just kept it.

After they realised the mistake, it did happen at an amazing speed, although I had almost lost all hope of being with Daniel before his deployment (which meant waiting for 2 yrs from now to be together).

Guess, all I am trying to say is have faith, things will be sorted out. You have written to the embassy, just follow up with them in a week or two. Don't let this get you down

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ghana
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OMG!!!

I am so sorry this happened to you. Why can't NVC just resend the file? You know about my battle with the Ghana embassy but I must say that they are being very cooperative. The problem in your case is with NVC and I say get anyone and everyone you can involved. Since Hilary is disposed of for the moment have you tried your rep or your other senator?

I hope that they get your case to the embassy ASAP. Ghana is really slow with all this interview stuff. I hope that they can bump you up or something.

Let me know if I can do anything.


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OMG!!!

I am so sorry this happened to you. Why can't NVC just resend the file? You know about my battle with the Ghana embassy but I must say that they are being very cooperative. The problem in your case is with NVC and I say get anyone and everyone you can involved. Since Hilary is disposed of for the moment have you tried your rep or your other senator?

I hope that they get your case to the embassy ASAP. Ghana is really slow with all this interview stuff. I hope that they can bump you up or something.

Let me know if I can do anything.

Thank you both so much, it makes me feel better just to hear people say hang in there instead of various not nice things. I'm thinking Chuck needs something to do, Zee - ha ha.

It's good to hear about this DHL issue as well. I am going to continue harrassing the NVC come Monday next week (I confirmed with FedEx that my letter was received by the embassy today - amazing turn around since i sent it Friday) - I cc-ed them on the letter to the Embassy. What a nightmare of red tape. All the fingers are pointing and no one will just say - oh, hey, let's resend it...

But thank goodness for you three, and my fiance (who is taking over calling the embassy so I don't snap and really cause us problems - ha) who is being the calm one this week. :P

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wow.... I am so sorry....

Have you spoken to a live person at the NVC?? And did you give him/her your fiance case number????

I would highly suggest you contact your local congressman's office. My experience has been very rewarding and the congressman is there to help us citizens... in times such as these...

Good Luck!


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Ireland
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Do you know when it was despatched from NVC?

Maybe you could try track it with the DHL trick?

That might be a terrible idea ... but might show you where the problem happened.


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31st January 2008 - NOA2 issued

22nd May 2008 - Interview date

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22nd September 2008 - NOA1 x 3 Received

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17th October 2008 - Biometrics

5th December 2008 - EAD & AP approved

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Ghana
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Just a quick update ....

After much ado with calling the embassy, the NVC and the DOS, sending letters (via fed ex) to all of them requesting the embassy request the petition be resent from the NVC to the them (the embassy) on our behalf ... a less than happy to hear from me customer service rep at the NVC told me that "the reality is that there is nothing to resend, we sent all of the documents to the embassy," they also send it electronically and get a received receipt. Basically, this has been a nightmare and what I have mostly learned is that it's all out of our hands.

BUT, I did learn from the USCIS (who I called because I no longer believed anyone, especially when they told me that the temporary approval date didn't mean anything) - Vermont Center - that a consular (and three other levels of officials) has the authority to extend a temporary approval for 4 months at a time, even after the original date has passed, as long as the petition is in the review process (even sitting on a floor under the piles of junk mail at the embassy). The Vermont woman was great, she read it to me from their code book because she wasn't very falimiar with the I-129F rules. And I felt better.

Then, this week, my fiance received a call to come to the embassy to pick up our packages. They told him they were concerned because they had sent me a letter in November and hadn't heard from either of us. He, smartly, didn't challenge them or remind them of all the calls, emails, letters - instead he went and picked up package 3 & 4. Our interview date is June 26th ... I just received the letter today; dated Nov. 21 - postmarked Feb. 27th.

I'm much happier than this post probably sounds. I'm so excited to have a date - and in my head, I think 'they're not gonna win, we've got more at stake than them and they won't break us' - then a few less than kind words about the horrible woman that told me I didn't have a right to be in the US embassy just because I was an American... and another not nice word :whistle: ... ha ha

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I am so happy to hear this. Finally, you can move on to the next step of the process.

Did they send you a letter here in the US?


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I am so happy to hear this. Finally, you can move on to the next step of the process.

Did they send you a letter here in the US?

Thanks, Zee. They did send the letter to the US, but they had already called him - left his name at the gate and actually let him in. I bet they were afraid I was going to call again - ha ha. Anyway, he had picked up the package by the time I received the letter (it was only 4 days from post mark to delivery though, that's amazing ... and they had obviously called him before they mailed the letter).

I've sent him the information you posted about the medical, thanks for sharing it.

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