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Hi guys.....The IMBRA Law does not relate to us....but will it also affect other K visa applications? It's been a month now since my fiance sent the RFE reply. So many things come in my head right now.....I don't want to worry. Last touch was July 21..... :(


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jenny and manny - Yes! All K1 petitions filed on or after March 6, 2006 should expect an IMBRA RFE. See USCIS notice: CLICK HERE! If the RFE you received was not due to the IMBRA compliance, then you should expect to receive one.

AJ Members: Please jump in and provide more information.

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I don't think there is anything to worry about. It really takes a while for NOA2's to go out of CSC. We had to wait for 100 days before we were able to get ours and that was pre-IMBRA. Then we never got any touches till they sent us an email that we got approved. I am sure yours will be out soon. Good luck!

Audrey


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11 May 2010 - Mailed application to Phoenix, AZ Lockbox (Day 1)

13 May 2010 - Package Received in Phoenix (Day 3)

24 May 2010 - Check Cashed/NOA Date (Day 13)

27 May 2010 - Received NOA1 (Day 16)

05 June 2010- Received Biometrics Notice (Day 25)

22 June 2010- Schedule for Biometrics (Day 42)

11 August 2010 - Interview at Los Angeles, CA Field Office (Day 92)- APPROVED

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Thanks to all who responded to my post. God bless.... :)


CITIZENSHIP

May 2010------------------------------Citizenship

August 2010---------------------------Approved

September 2010------------------------ Oath taking :)

Removing Conditions

June 5, 2009---------------------------Mailed I-751 Application

August 15, 2009---------------------- APPROVED (Thank God!)

AOS JOURNEY

May 9, 2007---------------------------AOS & EAD documents sent via USPS Registered Mail

August 27, 2007------------------------ AOS INTERVIEW APPROVED!

FIANCE VISA

April 30, 2006 ---------------Sent I-129F to CSC

March 12, 2007-------------------INTERVIEW (APPROVED!)

April 20, 2007 ----------------------- Wedding

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.. Heb. 11:1

Thank you to fellow VJers who helped me through this process. I wish you all the best life ahead. Maraming salamat sa inyong lahat :)

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Thanks to all who responded to my post. God bless.... :)

We were just a week ahead of you in filing...also waiting...and praying. Don't worry, it's in the bag :yes:. Keep yourself busy in the meantime.

Keep the faith,

Jo


04/22/06:I-129F -TSC
04/25/06:I-129F -CSC;NOA1(Rcvd Date)
05/01/06:NOA1(Notice Date)
06/23/06:Email fr CSC-IMBRA RFE
06/30/06:IMBRA RFE mail)
07/05/06:I-RFE reply
07/17/06:USCIS rcvd I-RFE reply
08/30/06:NOA2 Approved!
09/05/06:NOA2(mail)
09/26/06:Email fr NVC-to Emb;case #:MNL2006764XXX
10/06/06:VISA APPT:*ANY WORKDAY 0700AM*daughter age-ing out
10/16-17:St. Luke's Medical Ext Clinic
10/18/06:Emb Intrvw APPROVED!
10/25/06:VISAS(K1&K2s)delivered;CFO for stickers
11/08/06:To the U.S.!
11/14/06:WEDDING!
11/22/06:Applied SSN(married name)
11/15/06:INFOPASS appt (for 3):AOS-DORA
11/27/06:Applied AOS w/ 2daughters;got accepted;interviewed same day(D1)
12/09/06:Received by mail 3 NOA1s
12/15/06:SSN print-out picked up
12/18/06:SS card&Biometrics appt notices in mail(D22)
12/26/06:Biometrics at ASC,USCIS Dallas-North(D30)
01/26/07:Email:Notice mailed 1/25 welcoming the new PR(K1&K2-9y/o)(D61)
01/31/07:Welcome letters(mail)(D66)
02/01/07:Card production ordered 1/30(D67)
02/05/07:Email:Approval notice sent 2/04(D71)
02/06/07:GC's in the mail! (D72)
12/11/08:Sent application for removal of conditions (I-751)
12/19/08:Received by mail receipt notice
12/30/08:Received by mail biometrics appointment for Jo and receipt notice for daughter
01/05/09:Received by mail biometrics appointment of daughter
01/13/09:Biometrics appointment of Jo and daughter
06/17/09:Email:Card production ordered
06/30/09:Email:Approval notice sent
07/06/09:Ten-year GC's in the mail!

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Since CSC is no longer using the NOA1 date set their priorities on which petitions are being approved, how long it is going to take is anyones guess. Earliest approvals are 60 days after NOA1 longest are now running around 140 days. You might as well throw a dart at a calendar, will give you as good as answer as anyone can.


June 05 Lisa and I fall in love

15 Mar 06 I-129F received at CSC NOA1

5 Aug 06 NOA2 after 143 days in CSC purgatory

20 Oct 06 Interview Date

16 Feb 07 Denial Letter received

12 Mar 07 Motion to reconsider submitted

10 Sep 07 Motion to Reconsider denied

9 May 08 Lisa and Married in United Kingdom

23 May 08 I-130 filed

Oct 08 NOA-2 received

May 7 09 Lisa's Interview I 601 filed

29 Jul 09 I-601 waiver approved

18 Aug 09 Passport to London Embassy

20 Aug 09 Tickets purchased for 10 Sep 09

WE HAVE FINALLY WON, OUR LONG AND HARD JOURNEY IS COMPLETE!!!!!!

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My timeline is similar to yours and i don't knbow where i am stuck. I am an Imbra, sent in the info which was no criminal record or restraining order. That was in June and the last thing i heard.


filed 129 with vermont 4/19/06

first notice 5/3/06?

IMRA RFE 6/19/06

snail mail RFE 6/22/06

returned 6/22/06

email they recieved 6/26/06

second RFE email 7/11/06

recieved 7/22

returned 7/24

touched 7/25

APProved 10/02/06

NVC sent to Moscow 10/17/06

package from Embassy 11/17/06

interview 01/11/07

approved visa 01/11/07

arrived 02/7/07

married 04/13/07

filed AOS 05/13/07

biometrics 06/06/07

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Hi guys.....The IMBRA Law does not relate to us....but will it also affect other K visa applications? It's been a month now since my fiance sent the RFE reply. So many things come in my head right now.....I don't want to worry. Last touch was July 21..... :(

Unfortunately, you are affected be IMBRA. Right now it doesn't matter if the law applies in terms of whether or not yet met through a marriage broker. It affects you because the entire system has gone haywire and there is no logical order to anything right now. There are tons and tons of March applicants on VJ who received and returned the IMBRA RFE and have still not been approved.

Only time will tell if CSC will ever figure out how to process these . . .

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Unfortunately, you are affected be IMBRA....

This was my first thought when I read the first post. Sadly, even though IMBRA may not apply to your relationship, you will still feel the impact. Processing all but halted for awhile, so it will take some time to recover.

Given the recent activity, hopefully that impact will be lessened in the near future.


Qiao

我爱小兔子

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HELLO!

WE GET OUR NOA1 ON FEB 2006, AND WE STILL GOT THE RFE IMBRA.. WE ALREADY SENT OUR RESPONSE.

GOOD LUCK TO ALL!


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K1 HOLDER

AOS 1 APR 2007 .................................. DENIED

AOS 2 DEC 2007.................................. DENIED

WAIVER MAY 2008............................... DENIED

MOTION TO REOPEN JULY 2008............. GRANTED

AOS JUNE 2009 ................................... GRANTED!!!!!!!!!!

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HELLO!

WE GET OUR NOA1 ON FEB 2006, AND WE STILL GOT THE RFE IMBRA.. WE ALREADY SENT OUR RESPONSE.

GOOD LUCK TO ALL!

OMG and you are with VSC, have you checked to see why all the delay?


June 05 Lisa and I fall in love

15 Mar 06 I-129F received at CSC NOA1

5 Aug 06 NOA2 after 143 days in CSC purgatory

20 Oct 06 Interview Date

16 Feb 07 Denial Letter received

12 Mar 07 Motion to reconsider submitted

10 Sep 07 Motion to Reconsider denied

9 May 08 Lisa and Married in United Kingdom

23 May 08 I-130 filed

Oct 08 NOA-2 received

May 7 09 Lisa's Interview I 601 filed

29 Jul 09 I-601 waiver approved

18 Aug 09 Passport to London Embassy

20 Aug 09 Tickets purchased for 10 Sep 09

WE HAVE FINALLY WON, OUR LONG AND HARD JOURNEY IS COMPLETE!!!!!!

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I think the delay is because I have a voluntary departure, because a 2 months overstay.

Any opinion?? It has been 6 months and we only have the NOA1..! Its crazy.. My fiance has been lived with me in Mexico, so at least we are together :(


familytogether.gif

K1 HOLDER

AOS 1 APR 2007 .................................. DENIED

AOS 2 DEC 2007.................................. DENIED

WAIVER MAY 2008............................... DENIED

MOTION TO REOPEN JULY 2008............. GRANTED

AOS JUNE 2009 ................................... GRANTED!!!!!!!!!!

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That may be your problem, although normally that isnt an issue until you get to your interview.

Some people have had major delays in getting their NOA2 but there is no hard evidence that I am aware of that it was directly related to that. Security checks and or administrative reviews are the usual causes and I have yet to see any real hard evidence (other than a name showing up on hit list) for the reason for delay experienced by some and not others.

The delay because of an overstay usually transpires once you are declared inadmissable and you have to do the waiver process.


June 05 Lisa and I fall in love

15 Mar 06 I-129F received at CSC NOA1

5 Aug 06 NOA2 after 143 days in CSC purgatory

20 Oct 06 Interview Date

16 Feb 07 Denial Letter received

12 Mar 07 Motion to reconsider submitted

10 Sep 07 Motion to Reconsider denied

9 May 08 Lisa and Married in United Kingdom

23 May 08 I-130 filed

Oct 08 NOA-2 received

May 7 09 Lisa's Interview I 601 filed

29 Jul 09 I-601 waiver approved

18 Aug 09 Passport to London Embassy

20 Aug 09 Tickets purchased for 10 Sep 09

WE HAVE FINALLY WON, OUR LONG AND HARD JOURNEY IS COMPLETE!!!!!!

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That may be your problem, although normally that isnt an issue until you get to your interview.

Some people have had major delays in getting their NOA2 but there is no hard evidence that I am aware of that it was directly related to that. Security checks and or administrative reviews are the usual causes and I have yet to see any real hard evidence (other than a name showing up on hit list) for the reason for delay experienced by some and not others.

The delay because of an overstay usually transpires once you are declared inadmissable and you have to do the waiver process.

Dwar - I think the same as you do and I hope you are right - otherwise we are both in for a much longer wait than we thought . . .

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