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Greetings everyone! I am sick to my stomach on my own birthday today. I just got off the phone with my husband...we had our interview expedited through my senator's office as we have lost our unborn child two months ago and my husband is leaving for Europe for two months on Thursday. I was keeping quiet until the interview happened. I was sure that I'd have a wonderful birthday call this morning.

My husband was very early to the embassy and he gave all of the medical information, etc as everyone else did. When he was next to be called for interview, they called the person after him instead. They called someone else to come out for my husband; he thinks she was some sort of head of the embassy or person of a major title. She decided to interview him herself. The interview lasted very long and she looked through all of our pictures twice (we had a lot of wedding photos of both ceremonies and pictures with family and also celebrations with friends - even pictures of when I was in Dakar over the last few weeks) and asked questions about all of them. He said he cannot think of a question that she didn't ask. She asked everything about us, our families, our visits, our jobs, what he will do when he comes to the U.S. and even requested the website address that he edits. She said she wanted to google some information as well! She told him that they need more information about the case :blink: and when he said that he is traveling on Thursday she said it can't happen that fast and it could take some time. They gave him a green slip to pick up his passport on Thursday at 3pm. She said there is a chance that they could be finished checking by then and that they would do all they could to do so.

He said that she seemed satisfied with the proof that we had (it was a huge folder and they kept the pictures, the cards, the google talk conversations (I hope we didn't diss the embassy in them - there were 2 inches of pages in there) and the emails. When he said he could get more proof, she said what do you have that we do not have? He said I have more photos, the lease, the car insurance, the renter's insurance and she said no, that is not necessary (they actually have the last three items). She went through our 2007 taxes with a fine tooth comb and said that I shouldn't have entered his foreign earned income. I did it because the IRS said to do so. :angry: She seemed particularly concerned with his job and wanted to know more. When my husband gave her my ultrasound report (with pictures) that our baby had passed away, she said this will help. Why does our case need help? It seems like they were out for us before they even talked to him. I wonder why none of the usual COs interviewed him?

Does this mean we are in AP/AR?

I am panicked and sad on my birthday. I cannot imagine having a more clean cut case than we do. I met my husband while doing research. He is an artist and I was teaching in his area of performace. I speak his language and met him in Senegal, which I already considered home. I didn't go there to meet him. I was there because I just go there whenever I can. We have mutual friends. Our families love us and we have a life together. I just got back from Senegal yesterday after one month. I couldn't stay for the interview because I had to start teaching last night. My God, we have been through enough this year, I just can't take anymore. We were hoping that he would fly home after his stint in Europe. Now our lives are up in the air. I don't know what to do!

I don't know what else they could be looking into. Are they angry because the senator's office contacted them? I was told that they are considered a "poor embassy" because of the way that the people behave there and they don't seem to respond well to requests from politicians. I'm just out of steam for another fight. I'm not sure that I can function between now and Thursday. I really needed good news today. I have so much work to do today and I feel like laying on the couch.

A friend of ours just had a k-1 interview and he had like 3 pictures and a couple of emails (really!) from the last 3 years (they don't speak the same language either) and he got his without incident. I don't understand.


Just trying to muster the energy (and the money) to do this again.

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I am sorry about the outcome of your interview. Believe me, I know what you are feeling.

It sounds like they have out you on AP. I'm not sure what the CO means by them needing "more information". If they said they didn't need anything else from you then I am guessing that they may be doing background or name checks. It is possible that since your case was expedited they did not have time to complete them before the interview.

I know it is hard, but there is no need to be panicked about anything. Did they give your husband any other papers besides the one to come back on Thursday for his passport?

It sounds like you were prepared and your husband took everything to porve your relationship. I would just wait and see what the embassy says. Because AP is the dark hole of nothingness, you never know when it will be completed.

Since it is a high fraud embassy it is possible that there is going to be a little more scrutiny. I doubt it has anything to do with contact from your senator's office.

Hang in there. Hopefully it will be over faster than you think (F)


Mama to 2 beautiful boys (August 2011 and January 2015)

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Oh sweetie!!!

I'm so sorry this is happening to you. This is horrible and I can't imagine how much pain you are feeling right now. Emotional pain is so much worse that the physical pains in life you can medicate. Pray. That's the only medication that can heal your heart. Everything will work out, it's simply a matter of time. Allow God to place peace in your heart and calm you spirit so that you can wait this out.

(L)


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I-129F Sent: 6-18-2007

Interview date: 6-24-2008

Pick up Visa: 6-27-2008

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mailed AOS, EAD, AP: 8-22-2008

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Biometrics: 9-18-2008

AOS Transferred to CSC: 9-25-2008

Requested EAD Expedite: 11-12-2008

EAD Card production ordered: 11-12-2008 changed to 11/17/2008 Why? (I hope it doesn't change every week!)

Received AP: 11/17/2008

Received EAD: 11/22/08 (Praise God!!)

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I am sorry about the outcome of your interview. Believe me, I know what you are feeling.

It sounds like they have out you on AP. I'm not sure what the CO means by them needing "more information". If they said they didn't need anything else from you then I am guessing that they may be doing background or name checks. It is possible that since your case was expedited they did not have time to complete them before the interview.

I know it is hard, but there is no need to be panicked about anything. Did they give your husband any other papers besides the one to come back on Thursday for his passport?

It sounds like you were prepared and your husband took everything to porve your relationship. I would just wait and see what the embassy says. Because AP is the dark hole of nothingness, you never know when it will be completed.

Since it is a high fraud embassy it is possible that there is going to be a little more scrutiny. I doubt it has anything to do with contact from your senator's office.

Hang in there. Hopefully it will be over faster than you think (F)

Thanks, Zee. You always manage to find time to be so supportive to everyone. I appreciate it. I was just so sure that we were going to have a positive outcome. They didn't give him any other papers, just that green slip. He said that normally when someone is denied they immediately give them back their passport. They kept his and all of our documents and proof. I am just hoping that's positive. My husband also told me that they asked him if I sent him money. He said no, he works and earns his own money (send him money?! I am my mother's child!).

I decided that this cannot be my birthday. I'll just postpone it until we have good news. I refuse to spend my birthday in this much shock and fear. I hope that you are right Zee. I hope that they just needed more checks. My husband is well-traveled and is normally treated very well at embassies. I thought the purpose of the interview was to prove the validity of our relationship, not the validity of his job. He even gave them a flyer with the website address on it. They were asking was it one word or two, etc. They were so serious.


Just trying to muster the energy (and the money) to do this again.

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Oh sweetie!!!

I'm so sorry this is happening to you. This is horrible and I can't imagine how much pain you are feeling right now. Emotional pain is so much worse that the physical pains in life you can medicate. Pray. That's the only medication that can heal your heart. Everything will work out, it's simply a matter of time. Allow God to place peace in your heart and calm you spirit so that you can wait this out.

(L)

Thank you Zainab! I am going off to do just that - pray! Until I do that, nothing will make sense and I certainly won't be able to plan 3 hours of lecture. Thank you, thank you, thank you. God is good.


Just trying to muster the energy (and the money) to do this again.

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I believe it is a very good sign that they kept his passport and that indicates to me that they will issue the visa soon,

otherwise they would have given it back to him right then and there.

It sounds to me like they are doing a home investigation, which often happens between interview and visa pick up. A home investigation consists of going around the neighborhood asking friends, neighbors and family questions.

Your case does sound very clear cut and one would think you would sail through quickly, but they must have found something they want to check out further.

So it may be just a short investigation. Dakar is a tough embassy for sure. Our 15 # of relationship proof was never looked at at the 2. interview

and all they focused on was the" misrepresentation" on the B2 ( tourist visa ). We talked to two middle aged woman and the chief consul. They said they believed we have a genuine relationship and there is no problem with that but that they can not issue the visa without a waiver.

The fact that she admitted she will google your info may be a clue also. Google all possible info yourself and see what pops up, your names, email addresses

and work related info.

I am very sorry about your loss recently (F)

I wish you Happy Birthday and that the visa will be issued Thursday !

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I believe it is a very good sign that they kept his passport and that indicates to me that they will issue the visa soon,

otherwise they would have given it back to him right then and there.

It sounds to me like they are doing a home investigation, which often happens between interview and visa pick up. A home investigation consists of going around the neighborhood asking friends, neighbors and family questions.

Your case does sound very clear cut and one would think you would sail through quickly, but they must have found something they want to check out further.

So it may be just a short investigation. Dakar is a tough embassy for sure. Our 15 # of relationship proof was never looked at at the 2. interview

and all they focused on was the" misrepresentation" on the B2 ( tourist visa ). We talked to two middle aged woman and the chief consul. They said they believed we have a genuine relationship and there is no problem with that but that they can not issue the visa without a waiver.

The fact that she admitted she will google your info may be a clue also. Google all possible info yourself and see what pops up, your names, email addresses

and work related info.

I am very sorry about your loss recently (F)

I wish you Happy Birthday and that the visa will be issued Thursday !

Thank you for the support, Omoba! I had your case in my mind as my husband was telling me everything. It's so unbelievable that sometimes they request nearly nothing and give a visa and others with tons of proof or questioned. I had never heard of a home investigation. If they go to his family home, they might never leave. We are all very close and my mother-in-law is my best friend. If she gave me any more clothes I might have paid a fortune for my luggage. There is only professsional info on google for both myself and my husband. The interviewer said she did not want his official band website, only the one that he does for a living. I guess I am going insane trying to figure out what they could be thinking.

Thank you for your support. I'm also sorry for your recent news...sometimes you wonder if you can take any more...but we keep going, don't we? I'm going to try to stay positive and also sleep between now and Thursday. Thank you again!!!

blessings and hugs to you (F)


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I am very sorry that you have had to endure such a difficult time this past year. I will send up prayers for you both to be released from these difficulties very soon, and that you will be showered with a wealth of blessings as your reward. And once your husband arrives, I pray that you are blessed with more children. Please stay positive; it will be okay soon.


Consulate : London, United Kingdom

Spent month in Africa 06/2007

Spent month in UK 02/2008

I-129F Sent : 03-05

I-129F NOA1 : 03-07

I-129 NOA1 Hard Copy: 03-15

Touched: 03-11

Touched: 03-13

Touched: 03-14

Touched: 07-22.

I-129F NOA2 :07-22

Touched: 07-23

I-129 NOA2 Hard Copy:07-28

NVC Received : 07-28

NVC Left : 07-30

Consulate Received : 08-06

Packet 3 Received : 08-15

Packet 3 Sent : 09-04 and 10-2

Packet 4 Received : 10-6

Interview Date : 10-16

Comment: Issued blue slip at interview to get Police Certs AGAIN :-(

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My heart goes out to you! Hopefully like Omoba and others have said, if they kept his passport, then the visa should be forthcoming in due time. I know it's frustrating not to know what they have questions about. But everything will work out fine in the end! You know Moussa and I are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. {{{Hugs}}}

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