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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Algeria
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our interview was yesterday and I was in attendance. we had all the standard proof of a relationship e.g. chat logs phone records text logs letters from family and friends. He was interviewed by a woman in english and then given the same questions by a man in arabic. he answered consistently and truthfully for over an hour. I was then interviewed by the same man for about an hour. We were given no specific reasons for denial just the usual "appears to be for immigration purposes" statement. i'm fairly sure that they did not like the fact that I had met him in may 2009 and went to see him in december 2009. the man said " that was quick!!" they also did no tlike our 15 year age difference. that's all i can think that it would be since we co,pared our answers to their questions afterwards and we gave the same;

so, i have tried contacting my senator, no response yet; what about getting in touch aith an attorney, and how do I find a good one?

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Laural Scott is a good immigration attorney, she offers free chats on Wednesdays at scottimmigration.net

Good luck, sorry for your denial


USCIS
August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2
178 DAYS FROM NOA-1


NVC
February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete
25 DAY TRIP THROUGH NVC


Medical
May 4, 2009


Interview
May, 26, 2009


POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011
209 DAY TRIP TO REMOVE CONDITIONS

Citizenship

April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony

Waited...

September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland
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So sorry to hear about the denial. :( Dont give up!



N400


Filing based on 3yrs/USC Spouse. 3 year residency anniversary is in August 2014. Filed immediately after the 90-day early filing mark (May 2014)


05/06/2014 - Mailed N-400

05/15/2014 - Check cashed

05/12/2014 - NOA Date

06/11/2014 - Biometrics Appointment

09/15/2014 - Inline for interview scheduling (was stuck in "Initial Review" for over 3 months!)

10/27/2014 - Scheduled for interview

12/01/2014 - Interview

12/19/2014 - I AM A US CITIZEN!


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our interview was yesterday and I was in attendance. we had all the standard proof of a relationship e.g. chat logs phone records text logs letters from family and friends. He was interviewed by a woman in english and then given the same questions by a man in arabic. he answered consistently and truthfully for over an hour. I was then interviewed by the same man for about an hour. We were given no specific reasons for denial just the usual "appears to be for immigration purposes" statement. i'm fairly sure that they did not like the fact that I had met him in may 2009 and went to see him in december 2009. the man said " that was quick!!" they also did no tlike our 15 year age difference. that's all i can think that it would be since we co,pared our answers to their questions afterwards and we gave the same;

so, i have tried contacting my senator, no response yet; what about getting in touch aith an attorney, and how do I find a good one?

I am sorry too hear of this BUT DO NOT give up! Did or WILL they give you an official notification stating exactly why this decision was made? Are you or your Husband the older party? I have read on several posts that age difference can be overlooked if they can see that the relationship is true and they have a lot of proof.... I dont see how the Government can decide for a couple based on their age....:no: FGS!

Good Luck and like I said DO NOT GIVE UP!


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2010- 12-10: Sent I-130 and DS-230 Complete Package to US Embassy in Ankara, Turkey via UPS

which included everything BUT the Kitchen SINK!

2010-12-13: Per UPS, Package has been received at American Consulate in Ankara, Turkey

2011-01-20: Received Email from US Embassy in Ankara

INTERVIEW DATE 03/08/2011 @ 8:30 am !!!

2011-03-08: Placed in AP

I will NEVER give up and WILL fight to the END!

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oh man, visiting twice in 7 months is too much for them? Considering the CO's comment, he surely doesn't know what it's like to be so far away from your loved one! US government should keep CO's families in the US, instead of facilitating the move for their wives and kids. I wonder if then they would be more sympathetic! Geez! Sorry for the rant. Be strong and don't let this defeat you!


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K 1: 98 days!
May 11 - August 17, 2010 APPROVED!!!
POE: September 14, 2010 Chicago, IL
Wedding Day: September 22, 2010

AOS from K1: 96 days!
November 19, 2010 - February 24, 2011 APPROVED!!!
November 19, 2010: AOS, EAD & AP applications mailed
December 20, 2010: Biometrics (day 31)
January 18, 2011: case transfered to CSC (day 60)
February 10, 2011: EAD & AP approved! (day 83)
February 24, 2011: GC production ordered! (day 96)

Removing conditions: 5 months and 30 days!
December 6, 2012: package mailed
December 10, 2012: NOA 1 (day 4)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Algeria
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oh man, visiting twice in 7 months is too much for them? Considering the CO's comment, he surely doesn't know what it's like to be so far away from your loved one! US government should keep CO's families in the US, instead of facilitating the move for their wives and kids. I wonder if then they would be more sympathetic! Geez! Sorry for the rant. Be strong and don't let this defeat you!

I agree. three visits in 14 months is not enough i suppose. and actually the man that interviewed me was algerian he was not american. i think because of that we had some misunderstandings in our interview. i thought he was asking one thing and then later, thinking about it, i realize he was meaning something else. the american woman that interviewed adel just could not believe that he did not know what books i read!!?? really? how many men living with their wives would know what book she is reading?

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Algeria
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we are writing down all their questions and our answers. I can't get them to tell me anything specific other than they don't believe our relationship is real. comparing our interviews, my fiance and I have decided that it is our age, some misunderstandings of some questions on my part and them interpreting one of his answers in a way that he did not mean and our relationship timeline is the issue. the woman that interviewed him was incredulous that he would want to marry a woman that has a son that is 19 and he is 25. was very sarcastic in wanting know how he thought he could make us into a family. he tried to explain to her that my son is on his own and living with his own fiancee and that he would not try to be a father to him but a friend. she did not allow him to explain fully but cut him off. i'm not getting any response from my senators office nor response from emails to the consulate. i guess i will just have to wait until i am home and start making phone calls. does anyone know how quickly they will return our file to NVC?

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we are writing down all their questions and our answers. I can't get them to tell me anything specific other than they don't believe our relationship is real. comparing our interviews, my fiance and I have decided that it is our age, some misunderstandings of some questions on my part and them interpreting one of his answers in a way that he did not mean and our relationship timeline is the issue. the woman that interviewed him was incredulous that he would want to marry a woman that has a son that is 19 and he is 25. was very sarcastic in wanting know how he thought he could make us into a family. he tried to explain to her that my son is on his own and living with his own fiancee and that he would not try to be a father to him but a friend. she did not allow him to explain fully but cut him off. i'm not getting any response from my senators office nor response from emails to the consulate. i guess i will just have to wait until i am home and start making phone calls. does anyone know how quickly they will return our file to NVC?

I am sorry about your fiance's denial. You need to remember that, unfortunately, we live in a sexist world and because of this if you were a male petitioner the age difference would not be that important. Also, you need to think about it in a culturally specific way. I do not know any specifics about Algeria, but if it is as other African countries family is quite important and maybe they wonder about your relationship being "real" if at your age you may not be able to have children with your younger fiance. Therefore, they jump to the conclusion that your relationship is a sham and from then on any "wrong" answer you give they are going to interpret as proof and confirmation of their original belief (were they really surprised that your fiance did not know what books you read or did they choose to be surprised to confirm their suspicions?)

At any rate, what some people choose to do after their K1 is denied is to marry and then file for the I-130 upon the petitioner's return to the US. Since you are still in Algeria you could consider taking this route.

Best wishes! (F)


August 23, 2010 - I-129 F package sent via USPS priority mail with delivery confirmation.

August 30, 2010 - Per Department of Homeland Security (DHS) e-mail, petition received and routed to California Service Center for processing. Check cashed. I-797C Notice of Action by mail (NOA 1) - Received date 08/25/2010. Notice date 08/27/2010.

After 150 days of imposed anxious patience...

January 24, 2011 - Per USCIS website, petition approved and notice mailed.

January 31, 2011 - Approval receipt notice (NOA 2) received by mail. Called NVC, given Santo Domingo case number, and informed that petition was sent same day to consulate.

Called Visa Specialist at the Department of State every day for a case update. Informed of interview date on February, 16 2011. Informed that packet was mailed to fiance on February, 15 2011.

February 21, 2011 - Fiance has not yet received packet. Called 1-877-804-5402 (Visa Information Center of the United States Embassy) to request a duplicate packet in person pick-up at the US consulate in Santo Domingo. Packet can be picked-up by fiance on 02/28.

March 1, 2011 - Medical exam completed at Consultorios de Visa in Santo Domingo.

March 9, 2011 at 6 AM - Interview, approved!

March 18, 2011 - POE together. JFK and O'Hare airports. Legal wedding: May 16, 2011.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Algeria
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i very much understand that if he was the elder it would not be as big a problem. i also know the CO created issues where there were none. the children issue was discusssed; he was asked and I was asked. his answer was that he had never had the desire for children, that in his imaginings of his future that children did not play a part. i said that i knew he did not want children but if he changed his mind i would not have a problem with that.

of course any answer can be made to work the way they want

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Philippines
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Still the fact remains that you have a problem to solve.

I saw an ad here on VJ about an attorney specializing in visa refusal. Have no idea how good this atty is. I just saw the ad. Here it is: http://www.visarefusal.com/

I am seeing a disturbing pattern of visa refusals, Stokes interviews, AAP and other abuses directed largely at non-white or non-European beneficiaries. Is anyone else seeing this?

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Morocco
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Sorry that this happened to you. No lawyer can help you at this point, they can only take your money. Once your case returns to USCIS they will review it. It's possible they could send you a NOID or close it and you could refile a k1 or marry and file a cr1 or re-approve it and send it back to Algeria. If you could contact your Senator/Congressman right now perhaps they could get it turned around. Do you have any letters from family and friends acknowledging your relationship? They are definitely not convinced right now.


01/2006 - Filed k1(1st time)

04/2006 - Interview (1st time) denied

Waited, waited...... no review

06/2009 - Filed k1 (2nd time)

09/2009 - NOA 2 approved

12/2009 - Interview (2nd time) APPROVED! VISA ISSUED

02/2010 - Arrived USA

04/2010 - Married

AOS Timeline

4/19/2010-Sent to Chicago Lockbox

4/26/2010-Received texts and emails 7th day

4/30/2010-Received NOA's(Hardcopies) 11th day

5/3/2010-Received ASC appointment notice(mailed 4/29/2010)14th day

5/7/2010-Walk-in Biometrics done(2 weeks earlier)18th day

5/13/2010-Case transferred to CSC

6/2/2010- Case received/resumed at CSC

6/18,6/22,6/23 AOS touches

6/28/2010- EAD production and touch on AP

6/29/2010-AOS APPROVED

7/2/2010- 2nd update on EAD production and touched on AP....

7/6/2010- Received "Welcome Letter" and AP document

7/12/2010-Received GREEN CARD and EAD

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Yeah, plan A is contact your senator right away and see if they can get you guys a second interview. Plan B is most likely get married and file for CR-1.

Im sooooo sorry though, there does seem to be an upswing in refusals these days.


Invictus..

Out of the night that covers me,

Black as the Pit from pole to pole,

I thank whatever gods may be

For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance

I have not winced nor cried aloud.

Under the bludgeonings of chance

My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears

Looms but the Horror of the shade,

And yet the menace of the years

Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,

How charged with punishments the scroll.

I am the master of my fate:

I am the captain of my soul.

William Ernest Henley

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I am sorry too hear of this BUT DO NOT give up! Did or WILL they give you an official notification stating exactly why this decision was made? Are you or your Husband the older party? I have read on several posts that age difference can be overlooked if they can see that the relationship is true and they have a lot of proof.... I dont see how the Government can decide for a couple based on their age....:no: FGS!

Good Luck and like I said DO NOT GIVE UP!

it is a refusal worksheet. the section 221g box is checked and it says "your relationship appears to be for immigration purposes only. your petition will be forwarded to NVC with a recomendation for revocation. you can contact NVC regarding the status of your case within 30-45 days;"

she clearly told adel that she was denying his visa that she did not believe we had a real relationship but did not give specific reasons why she did not believe it.

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Yeah, plan A is contact your senator right away and see if they can get you guys a second interview. Plan B is most likely get married and file for CR-1.

Im sooooo sorry though, there does seem to be an upswing in refusals these days.

i have emailed my senator twice with no response. not going to get help from them until i get home and can call them. i have always heard that if you are denied for a k1 visa there is no point in getting married and filing for marriage visa as getting married proves nothing.

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