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Filed: Timeline

I'm an American studying in Poland. My girlfriend is from Russia, and she is here with me, though her Polish visa is soon to expire. Next year she plans to follow me to America to attend an American school, but in the meantime, if she overstayed her Polish visa, presumably incurring European penalties upon leaving, would it affect her petition for a US visa? Will US immigration run an international background check on her, and if they discover that she overstayed her visa in Poland, will she be rejected as if she had overstayed a US visa?

To anyone who has had any experience with this sort of situation, thanks in advance.

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No--the Poland visa has nothing to do with US immigration or its laws.

2005/07/10 I-129F filed for Pras

2005/11/07 I-129F approved, forwarded to NVC--to Chennai Consulate 2005/11/14

2005/12/02 Packet-3 received from Chennai

2005/12/21 Visa Interview Date

2006/04/04 Pras' entry into US at DTW

2006/04/15 Church Wedding at Novi (Detroit suburb), MI

2006/05/01 AOS Packet (I-485/I-131/I-765) filed at Chicago

2006/08/23 AP and EAD approved. Two down, 1.5 to go

2006/10/13 Pras' I-485 interview--APPROVED!

2006/10/27 Pras' conditional GC arrives -- .5 to go (2 yrs to Conditions Removal)

2008/07/21 I-751 (conditions removal) filed

2008/08/22 I-751 biometrics completed

2009/06/18 I-751 approved

2009/07/03 10-year GC received; last 0.5 done!

2009/07/23 Pras files N-400

2009/11/16 My 46TH birthday, Pras N-400 approved

2010/03/18 Pras' swear-in


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India

Saddle - I dont completely agree with you. If CO can figure out that she has overstayed her visa does not matter what country it is, she is more then likely going to do the same in future.

CO might not grant a visa in that case.

Here is the story happen with someone I really know well - This guys works in globally well know MNC and he had applied for (I believe it was Macedonia, I could be wrong about name of country but it was a small country)and while the interview CO fould some papers were fake,(this were put in by travel agent without knowledge of my friend)at end they refused him the visa. ok so far fine now he was supposed to travel with me on B1 to US and somehow CO at Mumbai consulate had this prior record and she asked him if his visa was ever rejected and what was the cause?

My friend told CO the truth and she was like yep that what I have - agent had faked the papers.

I could not believe that they had this info and all this had happened like couple years back.

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Netherlands

I tend to agree with Harsh_77 behavior in the past is usually a good indication of the behavior in the future. When she goes for her J1 or F1 interview she has to show that she has all the intentions of returning home. This is difficult to do when you already overstayed another visa.

AOS (from F-1) Timeline:

06/30/2010 - (XX) - Sent AOS package (130, 485, and 765) to Chicago lockbox per USPS express.

07/02/2010 - (00) - Received in Chicago, signed by L. Box (Clever Mr. Postman!)

07/09/2010 - (07) - All checks cashed by Uncle Sam

07/09/2010 - (07) - 3 NOAs sent out

07/12/2010 - (10) - 3 Hard copies for NOAs received by snail mail

07/12/2010 - (10) - Touched all three applications

07/14/2010 - (12) - Touched all three applications

07/22/2010 - (20) - Biometrics appointment dated

07/26/2010 - (24) - Biometrics appointment received for 08/19/2010

07/28/2010 - (26) - Successful biometrics appointment walk-in done in Phoenix, AZ (22 days prior to appointment date)

08/02/2010 - (31) - EAD Approved!!!

08/04/2010 - (33) - EAD Card production ordered

08/05/2010 - (34) - EAD Touched

08/09/2010 - (38) - EAD Approval notice sent

08/10/2010 - (39) - EAD Touched

08/11/2010 - (40) - EAD Received!!!!

09/23/2010 - (83) - Interview!!! APPROVED!!!

09/23/2010 - (83) - I-130 and I-485 Touched

09/24/2010 - (84) - I-130 and I-485 Touched

09/27/2010 - (87) - Approval notice received in snail mail (stamped 9/24/10)

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