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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Brazil
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I'm still in shock. The interview focused almost entirely on my past marriage which they apparently needed proof of what I was saying!! He kept my fiancee's passport and sent us to pay the fee for sending it back to his house but not before he said they needed to do more internal investigation before they can finalize the case. After all of this waiting I need to know what this can possibly mean. He didn't even mention if there was something specific I could send in to help expedite their request. After all of this I have to say that I am completely depressed and this trip which was supposed to be a "honeymoon" with our friends and family here before returning to the US has so quickly turned into an extended nightmare. Please if any of you have any useful insight into this specifically- I am anxiously awaiting ur reply.


Met in 2006 in person for the first time!
July 2008 - Relationship is official (3-4 visits per year from 1 week to 2 months at a time)
August 2010 - He proposed! Contemplate living/marrying in Brazil or US
I-129F Sent: 09/12/2010
I-129F NOA1: 10/8/2010 Called to report lack of notice of receipt.
I-129F NOA1 Hard Copy Reissued and received: 10/23/2010 (dated Sept 21st 2010)
Touched: 10/03/2010
Called USCIS: 02/23/10
Called USCIS & Senator's Office for follow-up: 03/3/10
Senator Letter received (verdict = wait 30 days more and call again): 03/07/10
Called USCIS: 03/14/10 (system updated to processing Sept 11th applications)
Called Congressman 03/29/11 - "wait 3 days for a reply..."
I-129F NOA2 E-MAIL & TEXT: 3/30/11
NOA2 Hard Copy: 4/4/11
NVC received: 4/7/11
NVC Sent: 4/14/11
Interview: 6/28/11
AP Processing: Estimate 2 weeks
Package Received: 7/9/11
Confirmation E-mail: 7/11/11
VISA received: 7/7/11

Married: 10/20/11
Filed for AOS/AP/EAD: 12/19/11
Biometrics 1/31/12

AOS Transfer to CSC: 2/15/2012
EAD Approved: 2/16/2012
EAD/AP CARD: 2/24/2012
Called USCIS re: pending AOS so many times lost count
AOS Transfer to Local office: 1/15/2013
Called USCIS & Emailed re: still pending AOS again lost count of how many times
Refiled for EAD/AP 1/18/2012
Received Receipt for EAD refiling for 1/22/2012
AOS Appointment FINALLY scheduled for 3/4/2012

Condition Permanent residency approved and valid through April 2015

Applied to Remove Conditions received 2/18/2015
Oh - What we do for love!...

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1) Are you beneficiary or petitioner? Did they question marriage of petitioner or beneficiary?

2) If they questioned marriage of the petitioner:

a) Has petitioner received GC/USC based on the previous marriage?

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Brazil
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1) Are you beneficiary or petitioner? Did they question marriage of petitioner or beneficiary?

2) If they questioned marriage of the petitioner:

a) Has petitioner received GC/USC based on the previous marriage?

I am the petitioner and an american citizen born and raised - they questioned my past marriage because apparently since I sponsored the change of his status from permanent resident to green card its considered a similar process. I didn't realize that or even remember doing it at the time because he did all the paperwork between his lawyer and the only thing I remember signing was an affidavit of support. Still we have been separated since 2005 and divorced since 2009 only because it took that long to locate and get him to agree to process. Then they wanted proof that my ex wasn't still living with me and of details that happened in my first marriage. They didn't give us any paperwork there at all. They just said pending further investigation we will be back in touch regarding our reply in 2 weeks. It was so odd. On one hand the interviewer wanted proof that I haven't had contact with my ex nor do I know where he currently is (not sure how I could ever provide proof other than my word) and then on the otherhand that my first marriage was even a valid marriage (as if my 7 year old standing in front of him wasn't enough proof).


Met in 2006 in person for the first time!
July 2008 - Relationship is official (3-4 visits per year from 1 week to 2 months at a time)
August 2010 - He proposed! Contemplate living/marrying in Brazil or US
I-129F Sent: 09/12/2010
I-129F NOA1: 10/8/2010 Called to report lack of notice of receipt.
I-129F NOA1 Hard Copy Reissued and received: 10/23/2010 (dated Sept 21st 2010)
Touched: 10/03/2010
Called USCIS: 02/23/10
Called USCIS & Senator's Office for follow-up: 03/3/10
Senator Letter received (verdict = wait 30 days more and call again): 03/07/10
Called USCIS: 03/14/10 (system updated to processing Sept 11th applications)
Called Congressman 03/29/11 - "wait 3 days for a reply..."
I-129F NOA2 E-MAIL & TEXT: 3/30/11
NOA2 Hard Copy: 4/4/11
NVC received: 4/7/11
NVC Sent: 4/14/11
Interview: 6/28/11
AP Processing: Estimate 2 weeks
Package Received: 7/9/11
Confirmation E-mail: 7/11/11
VISA received: 7/7/11

Married: 10/20/11
Filed for AOS/AP/EAD: 12/19/11
Biometrics 1/31/12

AOS Transfer to CSC: 2/15/2012
EAD Approved: 2/16/2012
EAD/AP CARD: 2/24/2012
Called USCIS re: pending AOS so many times lost count
AOS Transfer to Local office: 1/15/2013
Called USCIS & Emailed re: still pending AOS again lost count of how many times
Refiled for EAD/AP 1/18/2012
Received Receipt for EAD refiling for 1/22/2012
AOS Appointment FINALLY scheduled for 3/4/2012

Condition Permanent residency approved and valid through April 2015

Applied to Remove Conditions received 2/18/2015
Oh - What we do for love!...

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Brazil
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Looks like you're in AP. Pretty rare for the Rio consulate. I'd wait the 2 weeks as they said and then start calling if you hear nothing by then.

Also who interviewed you? Was it a young (looked mid 20's) black male as I got him for my fiancee's interview and he kept trying to act intimidating and asking the same question numerous times when I told him my father works for State Department. Don't think he believed me until I got fed up and told him to go look it up XXX on his database...he didn't like that and ended the interview right away saying "approved" :P

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Brazil
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Looks like you're in AP. Pretty rare for the Rio consulate. I'd wait the 2 weeks as they said and then start calling if you hear nothing by then.

Also who interviewed you? Was it a young (looked mid 20's) black male as I got him for my fiancee's interview and he kept trying to act intimidating and asking the same question numerous times when I told him my father works for State Department. Don't think he believed me until I got fed up and told him to go look it up XXX on his database...he didn't like that and ended the interview right away saying "approved" :P

What is AP exactly??? It was that very same guy and I found out later that day that they called my apartment 3 times asking for my ex. They spoke with my brand new interns who have no idea who he is at all and accordingly said they must have the wrong number but how would they know- they are just getting to know all of the artists we represent...they didn't even know who my ex-husband is or his name until yesterday! One of the times they tried to say "then why is his name on the caller I'd"- can you believe this??? Talk about trying to manipultate and lie just to try to find some reason not to approve our case. I am Sooo pissed right now. I have been in a long distance relationship for 3 years and we waited for yesterday for 11 months...it was bad enough I waited standing online for an hour on crutches and then they didn't even have a working elevator. The guy kept saying that so many people try to trick the system but who in their right mind would chose to have to go though all of this for anything but LOV E??!


Met in 2006 in person for the first time!
July 2008 - Relationship is official (3-4 visits per year from 1 week to 2 months at a time)
August 2010 - He proposed! Contemplate living/marrying in Brazil or US
I-129F Sent: 09/12/2010
I-129F NOA1: 10/8/2010 Called to report lack of notice of receipt.
I-129F NOA1 Hard Copy Reissued and received: 10/23/2010 (dated Sept 21st 2010)
Touched: 10/03/2010
Called USCIS: 02/23/10
Called USCIS & Senator's Office for follow-up: 03/3/10
Senator Letter received (verdict = wait 30 days more and call again): 03/07/10
Called USCIS: 03/14/10 (system updated to processing Sept 11th applications)
Called Congressman 03/29/11 - "wait 3 days for a reply..."
I-129F NOA2 E-MAIL & TEXT: 3/30/11
NOA2 Hard Copy: 4/4/11
NVC received: 4/7/11
NVC Sent: 4/14/11
Interview: 6/28/11
AP Processing: Estimate 2 weeks
Package Received: 7/9/11
Confirmation E-mail: 7/11/11
VISA received: 7/7/11

Married: 10/20/11
Filed for AOS/AP/EAD: 12/19/11
Biometrics 1/31/12

AOS Transfer to CSC: 2/15/2012
EAD Approved: 2/16/2012
EAD/AP CARD: 2/24/2012
Called USCIS re: pending AOS so many times lost count
AOS Transfer to Local office: 1/15/2013
Called USCIS & Emailed re: still pending AOS again lost count of how many times
Refiled for EAD/AP 1/18/2012
Received Receipt for EAD refiling for 1/22/2012
AOS Appointment FINALLY scheduled for 3/4/2012

Condition Permanent residency approved and valid through April 2015

Applied to Remove Conditions received 2/18/2015
Oh - What we do for love!...

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Brazil
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What is AP exactly??? It was that very same guy and I found out later that day that they called my apartment 3 times asking for my ex. They spoke with my brand new interns who have no idea who he is at all and accordingly said they must have the wrong number but how would they know- they are just getting to know all of the artists we represent...they didn't even know who my ex-husband is or his name until yesterday! One of the times they tried to say "then why is his name on the caller I'd"- can you believe this??? Talk about trying to manipultate and lie just to try to find some reason not to approve our case. I am Sooo pissed right now. I have been in a long distance relationship for 3 years and we waited for yesterday for 11 months...it was bad enough I waited standing online for an hour on crutches and then they didn't even have a working elevator. The guy kept saying that so many people try to trick the system but who in their right mind would chose to have to go though all of this for anything but LOV E??!

Administrative Processing/Advanced Processing (one in the same meaning). Basically means more needs to be done before a decision can be made on the visa.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Brazil
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Administrative Processing/Advanced Processing (one in the same meaning). Basically means more needs to be done before a decision can be made on the visa.

I am scared to ask how long this may take but I can't help to want to have some kind of idea... they said that we should be contacted within 2 weeks and the flight we are hoping to be on together leaves Salvador on July 24th just under a month away which also just happens to fall on our 3 year anniversary. My daughter and I already have the flight but THANK GOD I didn't buy his reservation yet. Still I am praying that they stick to their word and that two weeks will actually only be 2 weeks and not turn into longer as it has in the past during NVC and USCIS processing.... trying to function but the truth is that it is hard to enjoy the time we have together now that we know it may be again limited to this small window of time.


Met in 2006 in person for the first time!
July 2008 - Relationship is official (3-4 visits per year from 1 week to 2 months at a time)
August 2010 - He proposed! Contemplate living/marrying in Brazil or US
I-129F Sent: 09/12/2010
I-129F NOA1: 10/8/2010 Called to report lack of notice of receipt.
I-129F NOA1 Hard Copy Reissued and received: 10/23/2010 (dated Sept 21st 2010)
Touched: 10/03/2010
Called USCIS: 02/23/10
Called USCIS & Senator's Office for follow-up: 03/3/10
Senator Letter received (verdict = wait 30 days more and call again): 03/07/10
Called USCIS: 03/14/10 (system updated to processing Sept 11th applications)
Called Congressman 03/29/11 - "wait 3 days for a reply..."
I-129F NOA2 E-MAIL & TEXT: 3/30/11
NOA2 Hard Copy: 4/4/11
NVC received: 4/7/11
NVC Sent: 4/14/11
Interview: 6/28/11
AP Processing: Estimate 2 weeks
Package Received: 7/9/11
Confirmation E-mail: 7/11/11
VISA received: 7/7/11

Married: 10/20/11
Filed for AOS/AP/EAD: 12/19/11
Biometrics 1/31/12

AOS Transfer to CSC: 2/15/2012
EAD Approved: 2/16/2012
EAD/AP CARD: 2/24/2012
Called USCIS re: pending AOS so many times lost count
AOS Transfer to Local office: 1/15/2013
Called USCIS & Emailed re: still pending AOS again lost count of how many times
Refiled for EAD/AP 1/18/2012
Received Receipt for EAD refiling for 1/22/2012
AOS Appointment FINALLY scheduled for 3/4/2012

Condition Permanent residency approved and valid through April 2015

Applied to Remove Conditions received 2/18/2015
Oh - What we do for love!...

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