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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Nigeria
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I filed A I-129 F Petition For My Fiance in Nigeria to come to the U.S. @ The Vermont location in November 2008 , The Petition was approve in May 2009, Recieved the notice stating time of 05/13/2009- 09/13//2009 for the marriage to take place with in the 90 days period, as well as it will be forwarded to The Post In Lagos Nigeria within a week , Every time i call i am told it was forwarded on 06/17/2009 to Lagos ,My Fiance has not recieved any thing from the post yet , If the time is up September 13,2009 & still he haven't recieved any packets what are the next actions to take?? Has any one had issues such as this one?? Pls reply Thanks!! :unsure:

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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I filed A I-129 F Petition For My Fiance in Nigeria to come to the U.S. @ The Vermont location in November 2008 , The Petition was approve in May 2009, Recieved the notice stating time of 05/13/2009- 09/13//2009 for the marriage to take place with in the 90 days period, as well as it will be forwarded to The Post In Lagos Nigeria within a week , Every time i call i am told it was forwarded on 06/17/2009 to Lagos ,My Fiance has not recieved any thing from the post yet , If the time is up September 13,2009 & still he haven't recieved any packets what are the next actions to take?? Has any one had issues such as this one?? Pls reply Thanks!! :unsure:

relax... marriage needs to occur 90 days after entry... has nothing to do with the time period stated on the notice you received...


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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Please can the organisers move this to the African sub-forum where she will get more help.

To the OP: Your Fiance should have gone to pick his packet 3 up from the Lagos Embassy but since he hasn't done that, my advice would be for you to email them to know the next step since they changed that rule 1st July. The mail service in Lagos is not reliable except it's a private mail box( I grew up in Lagos). Now they send packet 3 out to beneficiaries address and there are some areas in Lagos where I don't think mails get delivered to but your Fiance might not live in one of those.

And you don't get married within the 4 months approval notice period but 90 days from when your Fiance enters the US once he is issued a K-1 visa. Don't worry about the time, just start gathering all the documents he will need for the interview and he needs to get police reports and his long style birth certificate from the local government. You need to get pro-active to avoid any issues.

Those who have gone through Lagos will be in a better position to advice you though.

All the best.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Nigeria
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I filed A I-129 F Petition For My Fiance in Nigeria to come to the U.S. @ The Vermont location in November 2008 , The Petition was approve in May 2009, Recieved the notice stating time of 05/13/2009- 09/13//2009 for the marriage to take place with in the 90 days period, as well as it will be forwarded to The Post In Lagos Nigeria within a week , Every time i call i am told it was forwarded on 06/17/2009 to Lagos ,My Fiance has not recieved any thing from the post yet , If the time is up September 13,2009 & still he haven't recieved any packets what are the next actions to take?? Has any one had issues such as this one?? Pls reply Thanks!! :unsure:

relax... marriage needs to occur 90 days after entry... has nothing to do with the time period stated on the notice you received...

Thanks A Bunch !! :star:

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Nigeria
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Please can the organisers move this to the African sub-forum where she will get more help.

To the OP: Your Fiance should have gone to pick his packet 3 up from the Lagos Embassy but since he hasn't done that, my advice would be for you to email them to know the next step since they changed that rule 1st July. The mail service in Lagos is not reliable except it's a private mail box( I grew up in Lagos). Now they send packet 3 out to beneficiaries address and there are some areas in Lagos where I don't think mails get delivered to but your Fiance might not live in one of those.

And you don't get married within the 4 months approval notice period but 90 days from when your Fiance enters the US once he is issued a K-1 visa. Don't worry about the time, just start gathering all the documents he will need for the interview and he needs to get police reports and his long style birth certificate from the local government. You need to get pro-active to avoid any issues.

Those who have gone through Lagos will be in a better position to advice you though.

All the best.

Thanks ! :star: I have sent e-mails, to Lagos Post No replys, Tried calling the phone it is a terrible mess, My Fiance doesn't live in Lagos that in Post for the Visa actions, he lives in Imo State Nigeria, Again I appreciate your help, I Hope & Pray others as you mention with lagos experience can give advice as well , Much Love To You, We Are Blessed!!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Nigeria
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Me and another lady are waiting as well for our fiance's interview date. My fiance went to the embassy today and was told that due to the construction (there reason for the July 1st change) that they havent assigned any new interview dates. He told them he has emailed them several times without a response. The officer he spoke to advised him that they will be contacting him soon via email. I do know of one other lady whose fiance got his interview date right before the change and she received a email over the weekend advising her of her fiances interview date. This shows I think they are working on getting them out to us. Lets just keep praying they will contact us soon with the date.


K1 Journey:

Filed: 2009-01-12... USCIS Approved: 2009-06-05... 1st Interview/Admin Review: 2009-09-09...2nd Interview/Approved: 2010-01-27

AOS Journey:

Filed: 2010-05-20... Interview: 2010-11-30... Approved: 2010-12-03... Card Rcvd: 2010-12-18...

Whew! Done!.... Well, for the next two years anyway...

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Nigeria
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Me and another lady are waiting as well for our fiance's interview date. My fiance went to the embassy today and was told that due to the construction (there reason for the July 1st change) that they havent assigned any new interview dates. He told them he has emailed them several times without a response. The officer he spoke to advised him that they will be contacting him soon via email. I do know of one other lady whose fiance got his interview date right before the change and she received a email over the weekend advising her of her fiances interview date. This shows I think they are working on getting them out to us. Lets just keep praying they will contact us soon with the date.

:thumbs: Thanks For That , Keep in touch .. We Are So Well Blessed !! :star:

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Nigeria
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Nigeria did respond to my emails in a 1 time timely manor. The others took a couple of weeks.


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Nigeria
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I recommend calling the consulate instead of e-mailing them. In dealing with the consulate in Ethiopia they never responded to any of my e-mails, but they were extremely helpful on the phone.

I have tried that several times as well. Most of the numbers I call just ring- no one answers. The one time I got through to someone was a Nigerian man. I explained as to why Im calling and he ask me to hold just to put me through back to the automated message. This "ring around the rosey" act continued several times before I just gave up and hung up.

If anyone has a number that they know works to speak to someone other than the operator please let us know...


K1 Journey:

Filed: 2009-01-12... USCIS Approved: 2009-06-05... 1st Interview/Admin Review: 2009-09-09...2nd Interview/Approved: 2010-01-27

AOS Journey:

Filed: 2010-05-20... Interview: 2010-11-30... Approved: 2010-12-03... Card Rcvd: 2010-12-18...

Whew! Done!.... Well, for the next two years anyway...

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Nigeria
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When my husband was waiting for the date of his second interview after AP, I wrote the embassy once a week for an entire month and the only response I ever got was the auto response. I had eight phone numbers that I could try, all of which were never answered. I even tried their fax number which never picked up the fax. The way I finally found out the date of the interview was to call Department of State. They have access to what is going on with your case.

Good luck!


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I-130

Marriage : 3/10/07

I-130 Sent : 5/17/07 transferred from NSC to CSC

I-130 NOA1 : 6/12/07 pending at CSC

Touched: 11/07/2007!!!!!! (However, no touches on I-129F)

Touched: 11/30/2007 Touched: 12/02/07 (on a Sunday) (Guess the lady actually did put on someone's desk afterall).

Touched: 12/06/07 (Hopefully this is them working on it)

Touched: 12/07/07 (Yesssss, come on approval!!!!)

Touched: 12/08/07 (Working on it even on a Saturday. What dedication!!!)

Touched: 12/12/07 (RFE)

Received RFE: 12/26/07

Sent back RFE: 12/26/07

Received in USCIS RFE mailroom: 12/27/07

Resumed case: 01/07/08

Touched: 01/08/2008

Touched: 01/09/2008 (APPROVED)

Touched: 01/10/2008

Received NOA2 by snail mail: 01/14/2008

Interview date: 08/12/2008 Put in the "black hole" of Administrative Processing

2nd Interview date: 12/08/2008 (Rescheduled on 12/22/08 due to 12/8 being a Muslin Holiday)

12/22/08: Visa denied on the basis that his mother didn't confirm our marriage. She didn't answer any questions because embassy official didn't identify herself.

07/06/09: Received Notice of Intent to Revoke

07/27/09: Sent in evidence disputing investigation findings

07/30/09: Case processing has resumed

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Nigeria
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When my husband was waiting for the date of his second interview after AP, I wrote the embassy once a week for an entire month and the only response I ever got was the auto response. I had eight phone numbers that I could try, all of which were never answered. I even tried their fax number which never picked up the fax. The way I finally found out the date of the interview was to call Department of State. They have access to what is going on with your case.

Good luck!

Thanks For your Help, I have Did all of those that you mentioned,i was told by the Visa Office the his packet #was mailed out on July22, Still waiting, Again Thanks!!

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Nigeria
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When my husband was waiting for the date of his second interview after AP, I wrote the embassy once a week for an entire month and the only response I ever got was the auto response. I had eight phone numbers that I could try, all of which were never answered. I even tried their fax number which never picked up the fax. The way I finally found out the date of the interview was to call Department of State. They have access to what is going on with your case.

Good luck!

Thanks For your Help, I have Did all of those that you mentioned,i was told by the Visa Office the his packet #was mailed out on July22, Still waiting, Again Thanks!!

Your welcome! They should also be able to tell you the exact date and time of his interview. They have access to that information as well. That was the only way I found out because the embassy had told my senator that they had sent my husband an email with the date when they didn't.


___________________

I-130

Marriage : 3/10/07

I-130 Sent : 5/17/07 transferred from NSC to CSC

I-130 NOA1 : 6/12/07 pending at CSC

Touched: 11/07/2007!!!!!! (However, no touches on I-129F)

Touched: 11/30/2007 Touched: 12/02/07 (on a Sunday) (Guess the lady actually did put on someone's desk afterall).

Touched: 12/06/07 (Hopefully this is them working on it)

Touched: 12/07/07 (Yesssss, come on approval!!!!)

Touched: 12/08/07 (Working on it even on a Saturday. What dedication!!!)

Touched: 12/12/07 (RFE)

Received RFE: 12/26/07

Sent back RFE: 12/26/07

Received in USCIS RFE mailroom: 12/27/07

Resumed case: 01/07/08

Touched: 01/08/2008

Touched: 01/09/2008 (APPROVED)

Touched: 01/10/2008

Received NOA2 by snail mail: 01/14/2008

Interview date: 08/12/2008 Put in the "black hole" of Administrative Processing

2nd Interview date: 12/08/2008 (Rescheduled on 12/22/08 due to 12/8 being a Muslin Holiday)

12/22/08: Visa denied on the basis that his mother didn't confirm our marriage. She didn't answer any questions because embassy official didn't identify herself.

07/06/09: Received Notice of Intent to Revoke

07/27/09: Sent in evidence disputing investigation findings

07/30/09: Case processing has resumed

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