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Approved K1 Applications Being Recalled!

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Hello VJ.

Got a very unpleasant phone call this morning from a chap at the US Embassy

in London. He told me that my interview on Monday, 15th May has been

cancelled because the USCIS has issued orders to recall all K1 petitions

that were approved (NOA2) on or after March 6th. This is because of the

International Marriage Broker Regulation Act. The Department of Homeland

Security want to run "further security checks" on all K1 cases approved

after March 6th.

So, what this seems to mean is that each affected case is being sent back

to the service centre which approved it. The original case worker will again

review the case and issue an approval. Everything will be forwarded back

to the London embassy who will re-issue an appointment, or continue their

processing of the case.

In my case, the medical I took last week will still be held as valid, along with

the visa application fee I've already paid, and the notarized affidavit of support

forms I got from my fiancee and her dad in April are valid for a year.

Apparently, 200 cases in London have been recalled, and this is a world-wide

recall. If you haven't already received and appointment date from your consulate,

the chances are you will not be told anything as your case is returned and

re-approved.

London are sending my case back to Nebraska today. Even though my fiancee

is female, we met each other at an astronomy conference (no marriage broker,

or friends and family involved), and neither of us have been married before,

our case must still be reviewed because the DHS cannot discriminate against

male US citizens. This is entirely a DHS screw up.

Although this sucks BIG TIME for all affected, it is particularly bad for us. Our

wedding is already organised for June 11th, and our baby daughter is due on

July 22nd. I had managed to get London to expedite processing of our case

because of the pregnancy, but it has all been a wasted effort. I've a one-way

ticket booked for Monday, May 22nd, so I'm going to book another return

ticket for August and still try to go. I'll be damned if the USCIS or DHS make me

miss my daughter's birth.

The word is that nobody knows how long these new security checks will take.

It could be two weeks, it could be two months, the guy at the embassy said

this is completely unprecendented and he couldn't give me even ball park

figures. I only hope the USCIS and DHS give priority to these few cases that

have been recalled because I'm sure a lot of people, not only me and my

fiancee, have been left in the lurch.

Once again, the US government has given the shaft to legitimate individuals

who play by the rules and jump through the hoops to become legal immigrants.

I'm absolutely heartbroken and disgusted.


I-751 - Removal of Conditions

05-01-2009 - I-751 Packet Mailed to CSC via USPS Express Mail

05-02-2009 - USPS tried to deliver. Nobody home@CSC. PS Form 3849 left for CSC to reschedule delivery.

05-04-2009 - I-751 Delivered to CSC@6:28am. Signed for by "V SEMEGI".

05-04-2009 - NOA1 Receipt Date. Same day as delivery - Wow!

05-14-2009 - Check cashed

05-16-2009 - Conditional Green Card expires

05-18-2009 - NOA1 Arrives in the mail

06-22-2009 - Biometrics notice arrives in the mail

07-06-2009 - Biometrics appointment @ 1pm

07-06-2009 - Biometrics done

07-06-2009 - Touched

07-07-2009 - Touched again

07-20-2009 - APPROVED! - Official decision date (Day 81)

07-22-2009 - Card production email received

07-24-2009 - Approval notice received in the mail

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I'm so sorry. Hang in there! Best wishes on a safe, healthy delivery (with you there!)

Edited by Joey559

And so he did what countless punk-rock songs had told him to do so many times before: he lived his life

10/07/2006 WEDDING DAY!

11/14/2006 AOS packet made it to 'the box' after being overnighted.

12/02/2006 Paul had biometrics

12/14/2006 AOS Forwarded to CSC AND AP Application approved.

01/17/2007 First touch of 2007 at CSC

01/20/2007 Touched AGAIN (also the 18th) come on...

February: Oops, RFE for a REGISTERED marriage certificate. Oops! Overnighted it.

02/28/2007 Paul gets email letting us know his GREENCARD is on it's way! It's done...for now!

03/09/2007 Paul's greencard arrives. And breathe...

We began with mailing the I-129 in on February 27, 2006 so the whole process took us approx. one year.

Good luck out there!

See PCRADDY for our official timeline.

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This is horrible.......................our noa2 was approved on March 7th :angry:

My fiance has to give fingerprints in June-I hope that they will do the necessary investigating at that point & not make us wait...............I feel for you & for everyone else that will have to go through this new delay.

Oh God :(


Ni neart go cur le cheile

"Togetherness is Strength"

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Ours was march 10th - I really hope this isnt the case they recall ALL the K1s....not that I have booked my interview yet...


Applied for K1

Met online 2001 - just aquaintances

Sept 2002 - 1st US visit - everything goes perfectly.

Dec 20th - Forms recev'd at CSC

Dec 27th - NOA1 received by snail mail!

Dec 29th - 'Touched'

March 10 2006 - NOA2!

March 23 - recv'd at NVC

March 24 - petition sent to London

April 9th - Pkt 3 rec'd!

May 17th - Pkt 3 signed for at London Embassy

May 24th - Medical

May24th - Pkt 4

June 14th - Interview 10am - APPROVED 1pm!!

June 16th - Visas received in my hot little hands 1pm :)

July 19th - flying to US!

July 27th - Married!! :-)

Aug 7th - Applied for SSN in married name

Aug 9th - SSN received

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Ours was march 10th - I really hope this isnt the case they recall ALL the K1s....not that I have booked my interview yet...

Jaylen-our timeline is almost identical :yes:


Ni neart go cur le cheile

"Togetherness is Strength"

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Thats unbelievable, we just went throught the security checks and got approved in April after 6 months, I hope they wont run the sec. checks on people who have just gone through them again.


AOS journey

09-29-2006 getting married

10-20-2006 send AOS + EAD

10-26-2006 NOA

11-01-2006 touch AOS

11-14-2006 biometric appt.

11-03-2006 email from CRIS about RFE

11-27-2006 RFE sent back

12-06-2006 email that they received RFE

12-07-2006 touch AOS

12-12-2006 touch AOS

12-13-2006 touch AOS

12-26-2006 letter about AOS Interview date

01-25-2007 AOS touched

01-28-2007 email from CRIS EAD approved, card is being issued

01-28-2007 AOS touched

02-01-2007 recieved EAD card in mail :-)

02-06-2007 Interview, not approved FBI name check pending

02-08-2007 touch

03-20-2007 email from CRIS: Notice mailed welcoming the new permanent resident

03-21-2007 touch

03-23-2007 email from CRIS: card production ordered

03-26-2007 touch

03-30-2007 Welcome to the United states of america letter received

03-31-2007 Green card received (for 2 years)

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Ours was march 10th - I really hope this isnt the case they recall ALL the K1s....not that I have booked my interview yet...

Jaylen-our timeline is almost identical :yes:

Actually we may not be THAT delayed but it WILL delay - I think - people who are currently waiting for NOA2's. Cos Im sure these 're-check' cases would be a pirority..so its gonna slow up the service centers - how can it not?


Applied for K1

Met online 2001 - just aquaintances

Sept 2002 - 1st US visit - everything goes perfectly.

Dec 20th - Forms recev'd at CSC

Dec 27th - NOA1 received by snail mail!

Dec 29th - 'Touched'

March 10 2006 - NOA2!

March 23 - recv'd at NVC

March 24 - petition sent to London

April 9th - Pkt 3 rec'd!

May 17th - Pkt 3 signed for at London Embassy

May 24th - Medical

May24th - Pkt 4

June 14th - Interview 10am - APPROVED 1pm!!

June 16th - Visas received in my hot little hands 1pm :)

July 19th - flying to US!

July 27th - Married!! :-)

Aug 7th - Applied for SSN in married name

Aug 9th - SSN received

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I'm not a lawyer I just have opinions on everything :)

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Wow.........

I wouldn't necessarily expect this to be on USCIS website. Sounds like they have discovered some sort of procedural error was made, therefore causing the approved petitions to not be in compliance with this new law. And I don't think they would broadcast that on the website......

Edited by rebeccajo

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This is horrible. So sorry to hear about this. :(


K-1 Process

---------------------------

April 20, 2006 - Filed I-129F (Ahhhhh finally!)

July 31, 2006 - APPROVED!

September 28, 2006 - Interview!

September 29, 2006 - VISA in hand!

October 14, 2006 - WEDDING DATE!

AOS & EAD Process

----------------------------

December 26, 2006 - Darcy's last day of employment on his 90-day work authorization. Bummer!

December 27, 2006 - Filed AOS and EAD paperwork

January 3, 2006 - Receipt date of NOA1

January 11, 2007 - 'touched'

January 17, 2007 - transferred to CSC

January 19, 2007 - biometrics appointment

January 22, 2007 - 'touched'

January 23, 2007 - 'AOS touched'

January 24, 2007 - 'touched'

January 31, 2007 - 'AOS touched'

February 1, 2007 - GREEN CARD ORDERED!!!

February 5, 2007 - Received Welcome Letter

February 11, 2007 - received GREEN CARD!!

Lifting Conditions

----------------------------

December 31, 2008 - filed I-751

January 10, 2009 - received 1-year extension letter

January 28, 2009 - biometrics

February 13, 2009 - 10-year green card ordered

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Wow.........

I wouldn't necessarily expect this to be on USCIS website. Sounds like they have discovered some sort of procedural errer was made, therefore causing the approved petitions to not be in compliance with this new law. And I don't think they would broadcast that on the website......

true-since when do they let us know what's going on???


Ni neart go cur le cheile

"Togetherness is Strength"

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Maybe not, Becca....and all of this may very well be true/going to happen/etc...I just think it's kind of silly to start a mass panic of already stressed out people(like I myself was waiting for NOA2,etc) until there's some more confirmation. That's all. Sorry if I offended anyone(elwintro) by saying that. I'm out for now...I hope it isn't true all ya all, and if it is I'm so sorry...how horrible! :( M.


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our petition was approved March 7th.....................could our luck really be that bad?

I guess so :(

we have been delayed a lot so hopefully this won't add any additional time


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