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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Panama
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I am not too happy because my fiance's visa was denied. :angry: The guy at the counsalate told him that he could do a I-601.How does it work and how long does it take. :unsure: If it takes too long,I'll just go back to Panama,it's bad enough I've already been without Manuel for a year. :crying:


May 7,2007-USCIS received I-129f
July 24,2007-NOA1 was received
April 21,2008-K-1 visa denied.
June 3,2008-waiver filed at US Consalate in Panama
The interview went well,they told him it will take another 6 months for them to adjudicate the waiver
March 3,2009-US Consulate claims they have no record of our December visit,nor Manuel's interview
March 27,2009-Manuel returned to the consulate for another interrogation(because they forgot about December's interview),and they were really rude !
April 3,2009-US Counsalate asks for more court documents that no longer exist !
June 1,2009-Manuel and I go back to the US consalate AGAIN to give them a letter from the court in Colon along with documents I already gave them last year.I was surprised to see they had two thick files for his case !


June 15,2010-They called Manuel in to take his fingerprints again,still no decision on his case!
June 22,2010-WAIVER APPROVED at 5:00pm
July 19,2010-VISA IN MANUELITO'S HAND at 3:15pm!
July 25,2010-Manuelito arrives at 9:35pm at Logan Intn'l Airport,Boston,MA
August 5,2010-FINALLY MARRIED!!!!!!!!!!!!
August 23,2010-Filed for AOS at the International Institute of RI $1400!
December 23,2010-Work authorization received.
January 12,2011-RFE

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Mexico
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I am not too happy because my fiance's visa was denied. :angry: The guy at the counsalate told him that he could do a I-601.How does it work and how long does it take. :unsure: If it takes too long,I'll just go back to Panama,it's bad enough I've already been without Manuel for a year. :crying:

why was it denied?

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Panama
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I am not too happy because my fiance's visa was denied. :angry: The guy at the counsalate told him that he could do a I-601.How does it work and how long does it take. :unsure: If it takes too long,I'll just go back to Panama,it's bad enough I've already been without Manuel for a year. :crying:

why was it denied?

Becasue his record was not the cleanest.


May 7,2007-USCIS received I-129f
July 24,2007-NOA1 was received
April 21,2008-K-1 visa denied.
June 3,2008-waiver filed at US Consalate in Panama
The interview went well,they told him it will take another 6 months for them to adjudicate the waiver
March 3,2009-US Consulate claims they have no record of our December visit,nor Manuel's interview
March 27,2009-Manuel returned to the consulate for another interrogation(because they forgot about December's interview),and they were really rude !
April 3,2009-US Counsalate asks for more court documents that no longer exist !
June 1,2009-Manuel and I go back to the US consalate AGAIN to give them a letter from the court in Colon along with documents I already gave them last year.I was surprised to see they had two thick files for his case !


June 15,2010-They called Manuel in to take his fingerprints again,still no decision on his case!
June 22,2010-WAIVER APPROVED at 5:00pm
July 19,2010-VISA IN MANUELITO'S HAND at 3:15pm!
July 25,2010-Manuelito arrives at 9:35pm at Logan Intn'l Airport,Boston,MA
August 5,2010-FINALLY MARRIED!!!!!!!!!!!!
August 23,2010-Filed for AOS at the International Institute of RI $1400!
December 23,2010-Work authorization received.
January 12,2011-RFE

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: England
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I am not too happy because my fiance's visa was denied. :angry: The guy at the counsalate told him that he could do a I-601.How does it work and how long does it take. :unsure: If it takes too long,I'll just go back to Panama,it's bad enough I've already been without Manuel for a year. :crying:

Sorry to hear that panmania :angry:


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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You will want to visit immigrate2us.net

There are lots of articles you can find about the I-601. . .You have to prove that him not returning to the US would cause you Extreme Hardship. . .this can be because of language difficulties, loss of status in employment/education, responsibilities in the U.S.; Medical problems, etc. . . there are also memorandi about how to write it, file it and document it. . .it is a long process.

If it is because of a criminal record, you will also need to show that he has "rehabilitated" be it by current status, length of time since last arrest/conviction, and/or character references for your spouse/fiance.

Like I said Immigrate2us has the best resources for this.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Costa Rica
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I am so sorry to hear that you two were denied the K-1 visa. That must be such a disappointment. It sounds like you have already decided to take it in stride and look into other options. I commend you for your strength and commitment to the relationship. I wish you the best of luck and I hope you find a more reasonable route to be together.

Did they actually give him a specific reason he was denied? And, if you don't mind me asking, had he entered the US illegally before and that is the big issue or is it legal difficulties that occured in the past within Panama? I only ask because I am close friends with a couple who are facing a similar situation. She is a US citizen, he is from a foreign country and the two tried for a K3 visa and were basically told that he could come back in 6 months to a year to consider the case. She is trying to prove the same things you were advised to do.....it is a huge pain but they are still optimistic that they can eventually get the visa. I am so sorry for the difficulties. This must be a hard time for you and I do wish you success.


OUR STORY and TIMELINE:

07/05: Jose and I met while I was living in Costa Rica!

10/07: We filed our application (I-129F)

02/08: Petition is approved!

03/08: CR Embassy receives our file

04/08: Jose's interview in San Jose, Costa Rica (April 25th). VISA APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

05/08: May 14th Jose arrives in at JFK, May 16th he arrives in California!!!

07/08: Married!

08/08: AOS/EAD/AP paperwork submitted

08/08: Biometrics Appointment

12/08: Interview for Adjustment of Status, very easy and all went well!

We expect to have Jose's greencard by February!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Panama
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I am so sorry to hear that you two were denied the K-1 visa. That must be such a disappointment. It sounds like you have already decided to take it in stride and look into other options. I commend you for your strength and commitment to the relationship. I wish you the best of luck and I hope you find a more reasonable route to be together.

Did they actually give him a specific reason he was denied? And, if you don't mind me asking, had he entered the US illegally before and that is the big issue or is it legal difficulties that occured in the past within Panama? I only ask because I am close friends with a couple who are facing a similar situation. She is a US citizen, he is from a foreign country and the two tried for a K3 visa and were basically told that he could come back in 6 months to a year to consider the case. She is trying to prove the same things you were advised to do.....it is a huge pain but they are still optimistic that they can eventually get the visa. I am so sorry for the difficulties. This must be a hard time for you and I do wish you success.

He's never been to the USA.They denied him over something stupid(a robbery)he did more that 15 years ago.He had already paid a lawyer $450.00 to expunge his record. :angry:

I'm so sorry to hear that. :(

Thank you. :(


May 7,2007-USCIS received I-129f
July 24,2007-NOA1 was received
April 21,2008-K-1 visa denied.
June 3,2008-waiver filed at US Consalate in Panama
The interview went well,they told him it will take another 6 months for them to adjudicate the waiver
March 3,2009-US Consulate claims they have no record of our December visit,nor Manuel's interview
March 27,2009-Manuel returned to the consulate for another interrogation(because they forgot about December's interview),and they were really rude !
April 3,2009-US Counsalate asks for more court documents that no longer exist !
June 1,2009-Manuel and I go back to the US consalate AGAIN to give them a letter from the court in Colon along with documents I already gave them last year.I was surprised to see they had two thick files for his case !


June 15,2010-They called Manuel in to take his fingerprints again,still no decision on his case!
June 22,2010-WAIVER APPROVED at 5:00pm
July 19,2010-VISA IN MANUELITO'S HAND at 3:15pm!
July 25,2010-Manuelito arrives at 9:35pm at Logan Intn'l Airport,Boston,MA
August 5,2010-FINALLY MARRIED!!!!!!!!!!!!
August 23,2010-Filed for AOS at the International Institute of RI $1400!
December 23,2010-Work authorization received.
January 12,2011-RFE

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Panama
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Since it's been more than 15 years with no repeat offenses, it should be relatively easy to overcome. Do take a look at immigrate2us.net. . .the law is not always fun to deal with but it CAN be done! Good luck :-)

I just came from a lawyer's office.He is also a judge.He told me that since we're not married that I can't even do the waiver.I have to go back to Panama,marry him,do the I-130,and then do the waiver when he gets denied AGAIN. :wacko:


May 7,2007-USCIS received I-129f
July 24,2007-NOA1 was received
April 21,2008-K-1 visa denied.
June 3,2008-waiver filed at US Consalate in Panama
The interview went well,they told him it will take another 6 months for them to adjudicate the waiver
March 3,2009-US Consulate claims they have no record of our December visit,nor Manuel's interview
March 27,2009-Manuel returned to the consulate for another interrogation(because they forgot about December's interview),and they were really rude !
April 3,2009-US Counsalate asks for more court documents that no longer exist !
June 1,2009-Manuel and I go back to the US consalate AGAIN to give them a letter from the court in Colon along with documents I already gave them last year.I was surprised to see they had two thick files for his case !


June 15,2010-They called Manuel in to take his fingerprints again,still no decision on his case!
June 22,2010-WAIVER APPROVED at 5:00pm
July 19,2010-VISA IN MANUELITO'S HAND at 3:15pm!
July 25,2010-Manuelito arrives at 9:35pm at Logan Intn'l Airport,Boston,MA
August 5,2010-FINALLY MARRIED!!!!!!!!!!!!
August 23,2010-Filed for AOS at the International Institute of RI $1400!
December 23,2010-Work authorization received.
January 12,2011-RFE

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Your lawyer is wrong, lots of lawyers make this mistake. Fiances can file the 601, just the same as spouses. . .they qualify just the same. Check on this site and on immigrate2us.net for "kitkat." She and others have done it successfully.

If you want a good attorney for 601's also check out visacentral.net for Laurel Scott. You will only lose time and money if you go back to the beginning of the process.

Edited by emt103c

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Let me clarify, if you are a U.S. Citizen, as a fiance you are eligible to file the I-601. If you look on the attorney website I furnished, the very first paragraph describing the 601 tells you that a USC is eligible to file the 601. This attorney is very experienced with this type of waiver.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Brazil
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I'm sorry Pana :(


11/2004 - Met in Brazil

09/2006 - Apply for K1

03/2007 - K1 approved

04/2007 - Apply for AOS & EAD

07/2007 - EAD approved

01/2008 - Conditional Residency approved

11/2009 - Apply to remove conditions

02/2010 - Permanent Residency approved

11/2010 - Apply for Citizenship

03/2011 - Citizenship approved

07/2011 - Moved back to Brazil

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Just because this dude is a judge doesn't make him an immigration attorney.

Find a specialist in immigration law if you feel you need legal representation.

PS - He is wrong, btw. You CAN file a waiver.

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