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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Guyana
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Good Afternoon -

I just saw a few profiles that got approved. In fact, one of the couples started the whole process same time as us and they were approved with their visa the same day they went in for the interview which, I might add, was about 1 month before ours was scheduled.

Please don't anyone get me wrong - I am so happy for all those that go approved - I can't imagine how happy all of you must be. One day, hopefully soon, we will be in the same situation.

I wish someone can explain to me what the process that the embassy people use - what rhyme or reason do they go through to approve or dis-approve an application? How come in one country they can get their visa's approved in a snap and others we have to wait through the aggravation? It's like they want blood from us.....

I'm not upset; I'm not mad or angry - I'm just tired. I just don't understand why they would put us through this and we know that we have a true love and valid realationship. And why would they ask some people certain questions but not others?? I just don't get it. I'm just tired. I want to be with my baby. That's all I want - That's all he wants. Does this process really honestly need to be so complicated and heartbreaking?

I wish someone can explain the reasoning behind the inconsistantcies.....from interview to interview from country to country from CO to CO.

Thanks for reading ..............

suz


Starting over -

I-130

01-08-09 - Mailed I-130

01-09-09 - VSC received I-130 application

01-14-09 - Date of NOA1

01-20-09 - Received NOA1 for I-130

06-17-09 - I-130 Approval

06-22-09 - Received NOA2 for I-130

NVC

07-11-09 - Emailed DS-3032

07-11-09 - Paid AOS Fee $70.00

07-23-09 - DS-3032 Accepted via. Email

08-15-09 - Paid IV Fee $400.00

09-14-09 - Mailed I-864 Package

09-14-09 - Mailed IV DS-230 Package

09-28-09 - Email FROM NVC stating that both forms were incomplete

10-09-09 - NVC Received both forms corrected

10-20-09 - Case Complete at NVC

10-29-09 - CR-1 Interview Date scheduled for 12-23-09

12-23-09 - Placed under Admin Review for six weeks - 2-3-10

01-14-10 - Visa Refused

06-02-10 - USCIS Received the package back from the Embassy

09-18-10 - Hindi Wedding Ceremony

09-28-10 - Recieved Letter from USCIS Stating reasons for revocation

10-01-10 - Returned Package to USCIS will further evidence disputing the reasons the Embassy gave for revocation

11-17-10 - DS 230 and Immigrant Information Sheet returned to the Embassy

12-15-10 - Appointment Letter mailed out setting the interview Date for Feb 7th 2011

02-07-11 - 3rd Interview with the Embassy after USCIS reaffirmed the case

02-09-11 - Visa issued

02-11-11 - Traveled back to the USA - and our journey is finally over! A total of 3.5 years!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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Good Afternoon -

I just saw a few profiles that got approved. In fact, one of the couples started the whole process same time as us and they were approved with their visa the same day they went in for the interview which, I might add, was about 1 month before ours was scheduled.

Please don't anyone get me wrong - I am so happy for all those that go approved - I can't imagine how happy all of you must be. One day, hopefully soon, we will be in the same situation.

I wish someone can explain to me what the process that the embassy people use - what rhyme or reason do they go through to approve or dis-approve an application? How come in one country they can get their visa's approved in a snap and others we have to wait through the aggravation? It's like they want blood from us.....

I'm not upset; I'm not mad or angry - I'm just tired. I just don't understand why they would put us through this and we know that we have a true love and valid realationship. And why would they ask some people certain questions but not others?? I just don't get it. I'm just tired. I want to be with my baby. That's all I want - That's all he wants. Does this process really honestly need to be so complicated and heartbreaking?

I wish someone can explain the reasoning behind the inconsistantcies.....from interview to interview from country to country from CO to CO.

Thanks for reading ..............

suz

im sorry ur feeling so down.......i know this process can really get to u and a lot of things make no sense at all....but try to stay positive........my prayers are with u guys ..............

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Filed: Other Country: China
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Most of the time variations from one country to the next, can be attributed to two factors.

1. Available Consular staff to visa applicant ratio

2. Level of visa fraud experience from the Country impacts security checks

On the USCIS Service center side, there is really no rhyme or reason to point to in this regard except to say that the adjudication process has multiple steps. Delays can occur during any or all steps, on a case by case basis.

I don't know if it needs to be this complicated. I just deal with what is...because there's really no other realistic choice.


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It is overwhelmingly discouraging, isn't it?

Our wait hasn't been nearly as long as yours, but the pain is the same. There are some people getting their visas now who sent in their petitions after us, and I cry each time I realize (like right now) that they will be here with their SO's long before we even get our interview scheduled.

I have come to realize that there is no reason to feel guilty about 'not feeling the appropriate happiness' for those who have gotten approved. In reality, it's not that we aren't happy for THEM, it's that we are overpoweringly sad for OURSELVES. And that is a completely valid way to feel.

And of course there is no way anyone not going through it can comfort you. They have no understanding. Having gone through this myself, I can tell you it is very similar to what a couple going through fertility problems experiences. It is agonizing to want a baby so so badly, and be forced to watch for months, or years, as everyone around you has an easy time of it. And of course, you are supposed to be happy for each new baby born, but all you can feel is sadness and mourning for your own situation. Share those feelings with anyone, and you are ostracized as "jealous", a "baby-hater" or even worse. So you are forced to hide and suppress those feelings, and feel even worse for it. It's awful.

I just try, like some people, to feel hope each time someone else is approved. To think that it means one less petition on line ahead of us. Or that it is a sign that things at the service center are moving along. It's hard, I know... but try.

At least we know that with the visa, our time WILL come. Eventually. :yes:

Edited by psiprez

12-18-06 Began investigating K1 process<3

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01-10-08 K-1 PETITION SUBMITTED

07-18-08 INTERVIEW... APPROVED!!! (190 long days)

09-02-08 MARRIED <3

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04-07-09 AOS APPROVED (196 days)

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07-21-11 ROC APPROVED

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09-13-13 N-400 NATURALIZATION PETITION FINALLY SUBMITTED

10-23-13 IN LINE FOR INTERVIEW

01-11-14 RECEIVED INTERVIEW LETTER

02-10-14 INTERVIEW DATE & OATH DONE... US CITIZEN!!!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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I can understand your frustrations.

I am from Canada, one of the lowest risk countries for visa fraud, and yet most of my own and my daughter's applications have taken longer than most others here on VJ. We had NO unusual circumstances or any other issues that should have caused delays, but we always had to sit back and watch others get their approvals way sooner than we have.

There definitely is NO rhyme or reason to USCIS.... I have had to come to accept that.

Good luck for some news soon.

Edited by raymaga

"THE SHORT STORY"

KURT & RAYMA (K-1 Visa)

Oct. 9/03... I-129F sent to NSC

June 10/04... K-1 Interview - APPROVED!!!!

July 31/04... Entered U.S.

Aug. 28/04... WEDDING DAY!!!!

Aug. 30/04... I-485, I-765 & I-131 sent to Seattle

Dec. 10/04... AOS Interview - APPROVED!!!!! (Passport stamped)

Sept. 9/06... I-751 sent to NSC

May 15/07... 10-Yr. PR Card arrives in the mail

Sept. 13/07... N-400 sent to NSC

Aug. 21/08... Interview - PASSED!!!!

Sept. 2/08... Oath Ceremony

Sept. 5/08... Sent in Voter Registration Card

Sept. 9/08... SSA office to change status to "U.S. citizen"

Oct. 8/08... Applied in person for U.S. Passport

Oct. 22/08... U.S. Passport received

DONE!!! DONE!!! DONE!!! DONE!!!

KAELY (K-2 Visa)

Apr. 6/05... DS-230, Part I faxed to Vancouver Consulate

May 26/05... K-2 Interview - APPROVED!!!!

Sept. 5/05... Entered U.S.

Sept. 7/05... I-485 & I-131 sent to CLB

Feb. 22/06... AOS Interview - APPROVED!!!!! (Passport NOT stamped)

Dec. 4/07... I-751 sent to NSC

May 23/08... 10-Yr. PR Card arrives in the mail

Mar. 22/11.... N-400 sent to AZ

June 27/11..... Interview - PASSED!!!

July 12/11..... Oath Ceremony

We're NOT lawyers.... just your average folks who had to find their own way!!!!! Anything we post here is simply our own opinions/suggestions/experiences and should not be taken as LAW!!!!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Hungary
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I am sorry to hear about your discouragement.

All we can do is hang in there. Don't give up!


Our Relationship

(09-27-06)Met in Hungary

(11-25-06)Fell in Love

(11-24-07)Met again in Hungary

(02-19-08)Met again in Hungary

K1 Visa Petition

(09-27-07)Preparing to send K1 Petition

(12-03-07)K1 Petition Sent US Postal Service

(12-11-07)Received NOA 1

(12-28-07)Touched

(03-11-08)Recieved NOA 2

(03-21-08)Recieved at NVC

(03-27-08)Sent from NVC

(04-02-08)Received Packet 3

(04-27-08)Medical Completed

(05-15-08)Received Packet 4

(05-29-08)Interview Date

(05-29-08)Visa given 40 mins after approval

(06-02-08)Arrival at the JFK and EAD given

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Nigeria
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I am sorry to hear about your discouragement.

All we can do is hang in there. Don't give up!

You're certianly not alone with felling discouraged! Although I filed a diffeent visa I have been waiting since the beginning of September. First i waited almost 5mths for my NOA1 due to the backlog and the re-routing of the petitions to the Chicago lockbox. Now, as I watch those from October, December, January and I think even a February filer bypass me I'm just about ready to throw in the towel. Ofcourse i cant do that because I am in this for the long haul but you often fel like there is no light at the end of this dark tunnel. Ive called, I've written, RFE trick, finally got a couple of touches recently and then bam! back to no touches at all. Finally called my local Congresswoman who actually took a good interest and will file a Congressional inquiry next week. Why oh why are things not done in filing order. I DON"T BUY that ####### about working on easier cases. What deems a case easy or hard, that is a bunch of bull!!!!! If your not confident enought to work on all cases then you don't need to be in that position. This whole process sucks and also paralyzes you from functioning normally while you're glued to the website waiting for a change in status, playing stupid tricks to get an answer, listening to reheared answers from Customer Service, the list goes on and on. I honestly thing they get a petition which then generates a touch, flip through it see if it's simple and if so adjudicate it quickly. If not, they put it back on the shelf for someone to work on. As we read before they have to hit their numbers. It is sooooo unfair that they can CHERRY-PICK through the petitons. Then after all this wait, your finally approved only o be denied at the interview. My Goodness!


I130

September 6, 2007-Sent I130

January 18, 2008-NOA1

February 24, 2008-Touched

April 14 & 15-Touched-RFE trick

May 23, 2008-Aproved!!!!!!!! (Thanks to the MAN above)

May 26, 2008-Touched (Holiday)

May 31st-Recvd Hard Copy in mail

I29F

February 18TH, 2008-NOA1

February 24TH, 2008-Touched

April, 14TH & 15TH-RFE trick

May 22, May 23rd -Touch, Touch

May 23-Approved!!!!!!! (Thanks to the MAN above)

May 26, 2008-Touched (Holiday!)

May 31ST-Recvd Hard Copy in mail

NVC

May 29TH, 2008-129F received at the NVC-YES!

May 30TH, 2008-130 received at the NVC

Consulate-June 3rd

INTERVIEW-August 27TH

Interview-PASSED WITHOUT ANY ISSUES-10 MINUTE INTERVIEW

SEPT 20TH-Arrived in NYC then to Charlotte-YEAH!!!

AOS

February 4TH-mailed I485 & I765

Feb 8TH, NOA 1 for both-Received Feb 5TH

March 4TH Biometrics done

March 19TH RECEIVED INTERVIEW LETTER-INTERVIEW DATE April 30TH at 9:30

April 13TH RECEIVED EAD... FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!

APRIL 14TH-GOING TO SS OFFICE TO ORDER SSCARD

April 19TH-SS card received

April 20TH-Lerners Permit obtained

April 30TH- AOS Passed-10 minute meeting, wouldn't call it an interview, very, very simple.

May 18TH=GREEN CARD RECEIVED

NEVER ABLE TO VIEW CASE ONLINE-SAME INVALID# MESSAGE

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Scotland
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Try not to stress, I was a nervous wreck through my whole process, from K1 - to AOS...........one thing to keep your thoughts from turning negative is to know that the interviews are not as bad as they seem.......and the officers are real people, you will be fine. I had extremely lengthy waits through out my process from beginning, every case is unique, keep your faith strong and as long as you are well prepared things will go well.

Wishing you a speedy process!!


K-1 Filling:

12/9/2005 - I129F submitted

02/11/2005 NOA2 APPROVED Wohooooo!!!!

07/11/2005 Received by NVC - on way to Consulate!! yeah!!

07/11/2005 Applied for Police Certificate

15/11/2005 Police Clearance Cert Arrived

17/11/2005 Received at Consulate

30/11/2005 Medical at Edinburgh Nuffield Screening Center

03/12/2005 Packet 3 Received from Consulate!! Yipee!!

08/12/2005 X-Ray and Medical Results delivered by Courier

09/12/2005 Packet 3 Sent back to Consulate

20/12/2005 National Police Certificate Arrives! *(TIP: it takes FULL 40 days to arrive, so apply early!)*

09/01/2006 Visa Interview date - (cant make it, asked for another date)

30/01/2006 Visa Interview - VISA APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

02/02/2006 FLY TO NEW YORK TO BE WITH MY BABY!!! WOHOOOOOO!!! so happy!

27/03/2006 Wedding !!!!!!!!!!!!

AOS & EAD Filling:

03/03/2006 Social Security Card Arrives weeeee!!

29/03/2006 AOS Journey begins - gathering paperwork to send off next week!

24/04/2006 Vaccinations: Diptheria and Vaccination Supplement form obtained

27/04/2006 AOS & EAD sent off to Chicago finally!!! weee!!!

03/05/2006 NOA for AOS & EAD recieved!

22/05/2006 Biometrics Completed :) - for AOS & EAD

18/01/2007 EAD Approved YaY!!

06/02/2007 AOS Interview - Pending once we submit tax form 05 & prior emails/

26/02/2008 2nd AOS Interview - Green Card Approved :)

17/04/2008 "Card Production ordered email'

18/04/2008 'Welcome to America Letter'

25/04/2008 GREEN CARD ARRIVES! 10 Year Green Card!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Guyana
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Thanks everyone for all the encouragement - I need it. I'm still here - waiting. And I'm glad I can vent to you all cuz no one else understands.


Starting over -

I-130

01-08-09 - Mailed I-130

01-09-09 - VSC received I-130 application

01-14-09 - Date of NOA1

01-20-09 - Received NOA1 for I-130

06-17-09 - I-130 Approval

06-22-09 - Received NOA2 for I-130

NVC

07-11-09 - Emailed DS-3032

07-11-09 - Paid AOS Fee $70.00

07-23-09 - DS-3032 Accepted via. Email

08-15-09 - Paid IV Fee $400.00

09-14-09 - Mailed I-864 Package

09-14-09 - Mailed IV DS-230 Package

09-28-09 - Email FROM NVC stating that both forms were incomplete

10-09-09 - NVC Received both forms corrected

10-20-09 - Case Complete at NVC

10-29-09 - CR-1 Interview Date scheduled for 12-23-09

12-23-09 - Placed under Admin Review for six weeks - 2-3-10

01-14-10 - Visa Refused

06-02-10 - USCIS Received the package back from the Embassy

09-18-10 - Hindi Wedding Ceremony

09-28-10 - Recieved Letter from USCIS Stating reasons for revocation

10-01-10 - Returned Package to USCIS will further evidence disputing the reasons the Embassy gave for revocation

11-17-10 - DS 230 and Immigrant Information Sheet returned to the Embassy

12-15-10 - Appointment Letter mailed out setting the interview Date for Feb 7th 2011

02-07-11 - 3rd Interview with the Embassy after USCIS reaffirmed the case

02-09-11 - Visa issued

02-11-11 - Traveled back to the USA - and our journey is finally over! A total of 3.5 years!

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