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I just called the U.S. Consulate in Auckland, New Zealand to see if I there was any chance of an earlier interview for my fiancee visa. They informed me that because IMBRA came into effect while our case was being processed it has now been rejected so that it can be transferred back thru the NVC and on to the VSC, presumably so they can issue an RFE to show that my (female) fiancee isn't abusive.

I am to expect a letter confirming this tomorrow which I will be happy to scan if anyone has any questions. At this point I hope this is all a mistake, perhaps due to a misinterpretation of the law by the folks in Auckland. It is interesting to note that the I-129F forms on the USCIS site don't yet contain any IMBRA updates.

Has anyone else encountered this yet?

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same thing happened to my fiance in london. do you mean the whole process will start over? can they actually do this? wouldnt they already have done a background check? if you find out more please let me know. I will do the same. Best of Luck to you.

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This is a further check into the U.S. citizen's past so as to disclose any history of domestic violence, sexual assault or child abuse to the foreign fiance(e). This outlines it well but seems to make a mistake in suggesting the rules only apply to male petitioners:

http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm/dyn.../context/cover/

and how would they go about doing this check? the same way they have done it before? i dont understand the point of this whole thing. it is just a waste of time. if this was activated on march 6th why wouldnt they do this earlier like when it went to NVC. my petition was approved on march 23rd so there was plenty of time between then and now to do it but why now is what i dont understand. and would this happen to all the cases? that means everyone's interview would be held back? if they didnt find anything in the initial check, whats to say they will find anything now. they should just check the ones that have some type of a criminal history. argh!

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To tell you the truth I got the impression that up until now they did little-to-no check into the background of the U.S. citizen, aside from confirming they were legally able to marry.

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To tell you the truth I got the impression that up until now they did little-to-no check into the background of the U.S. citizen, aside from confirming they were legally able to marry.

doesnt it go to NVC for this specific reason? to do a background check? correct me if im wrong.

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To tell you the truth I got the impression that up until now they did little-to-no check into the background of the U.S. citizen, aside from confirming they were legally able to marry.

doesnt it go to NVC for this specific reason? to do a background check? correct me if im wrong.

From what I understand, prior to this change, there was really no checking into the background of the U.S. citizen, just the foreign fiance(e). There's nothing that would have been grounds for rejection aside from still being married or otherwise ineligible to marry.

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