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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Ethiopia
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my fiance went to intriew US Embassy in Ethiopia and her visa denied. The officer believes we dont have enough evidence to show as we are fiancees.So what do i need to do next? The officer suggested i need go there and get married so if that the case that means i am starting the process all over? The offices also told us they send the application to USCIS that means USCIS is going to contact me? Thanks in advace

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Filed: F-2A Visa Country: Jamaica
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my fiance went to intriew US Embassy in Ethiopia and her visa denied. The officer believes we dont have enough evidence to show as we are fiancees.So what do i need to do next? The officer suggested i need go there and get married so if that the case that means i am starting the process all over? The offices also told us they send the application to USCIS that means USCIS is going to contact me? Thanks in advace

welcome... to VJ

READ this - http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/316253-denied/

THEN this http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/317465-dont-know-what-to-do/

sorry to hear


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Brother's Journey (F2A) - PD Dec 30, 2010


Dec 30 2010 - Notice of Action 1 (NOA1)
May 12 2011 - Notice of Action 2 (NOA2)
May 23 2011 - NVC case # Assigned
Nov 17 2011 - COA / I-864 received
Nov 18 2011 - Sent COA
Apr 30 2012 - Pay AOS fee

Oct 15 2012 - Pay IV fee
Oct 25 2012 - Sent AOS/IV Package

Oct 29 2012 - Pkg Delivered
Dec 24 2012 - Case Complete

May 17 2013 - Interview-Approved

July 19 2013 - Enter the USA

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Emails, birthday cards, instant messages are others I would try to include. Were your photo's dated? It seems a few VJ'ers are running into the problem of not having dated photo's and getting denied.

I also asked my parents to write (my parents are not high tech and do not have a computer) a letter to my fiance introducing themselves and saying something along the lines of "congratulations on your engagement. We are excited about the wedding and cannot wait to meet our future daughter-in-law". She hasn't had her inteview yet but I am hoping that signed/dated letters from my parents (other family/friends as well) will help show a legitimate relationship. My fiance also has emails from my sister when they were planning the wedding together and she is planning on taking those to the interview as well.

The links Ricardo sent have the information you need.

Good luck!


Met online - 12/2008

Met in Person 1st Time - 2/2009

Engaged - 12/2009

Filed I-129F - 3/27/11

Received Electronic NOA 1 - 4/7/11

NOA 2 - 6/29/11 (83 days from NOA 1)

RFE 8/15/11 (Needed proof that Fiancee is in Canada legally, Philippine citizen)

Packet 3 - 9/6/11

Packet 4 - Never Received

Interview 12/1/11

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Ethiopia
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my fiance went to intriew US Embassy in Ethiopia and her visa denied. The officer believes we dont have enough evidence to show as we are fiancees.So what do i need to do next? The officer suggested i need go there and get married so if that the case that means i am starting the process all over? The offices also told us they send the application to USCIS that means USCIS is going to contact me? Thanks in advace

Welcome to VJ,

Last year on September, exactly the same thing happened to me at the Embassy of US Addis Ababa. Let me give you this advice, Contact your Senators to find out the exact reason why he is denied. Next get ready to file the next petition. I filed the second one after 4 months of the denial. Now, my fiancée is waiting for the interview at another country. Let me tell you what will happen, the embassy will send it back to USCIS via NVC (I hope already the Embassy sent it in Diplomatic pouch) and mine took 8 weeks to get to the NVC and another 5 weeks to get to USCIS. After the USCIS recieved it, they told me it would take another 120-180 days to review. Eventually I set up appointment at InfoPass and made inquiry on Dec 2 and finally USCIS sent me a letter on Jan 21 telling me the petition was expired and USCIS will not review it and also I am able to file another petition. I filed the second petition on March and approved by USCIS on mid June. Three Senators and one Congressman involved but they couldn’t overturn the decision. Since the embassy denied her visa saying “insufficient evidence showing ongoing relationship”, on this petition I did a “FRONT LOAD” petition with a packet of 3” binder which includes the copy of all the evidences. The packet includes more than 500 pages printout (chat, emails, phone calls, and others), phone cards, gift receipts and a separate album with 105 pic. Take it easy, there is a second chance.

Good Luck


K-1 Time Line

Service Center:_California Service Center

Consulate: _Frankfurt, Germany

I-129F Sent: _2011-03-20

I-129F NOA1:_ 2011-03-30

I-129F NOA2:_2011-06-18

NVC Received: _2011-07-19

NVC Left:_2011-07-20

Consulate Received:_2011-07-25

Packet 3 Received: _2011-07-28

Packet 3 Sent: _2011-07-29

Packet 4 Received:_ 2011-08-09

Interview Date: _ 2011-08-24

Interview Result:_ Approved(After 3 weeks AP)

Visa Received:_2011-09-21

US Entry:_@ JFK 2011-11-16

Marriage: _2011-12-20

AOS, EAD, AP

Date Filed: _2012-02-07

NOA Date: _2012-02-13

Bio. Appt. Notice recieved_2012-02-17

Bio. Appt.:2012-03-12@ 8:00 AM in Columbus OH

Bio Done:2012-03-05 WALK IN- Columbus OH

State ID: 2012-03-05

DL Permit: 2012-03-08

AOS Transfer: 2012-03-14

AOS Touched @ USCIS: 2012-03-21

EAD/AP Approved & Card Producton: 2012-04-03

EAD/AP on Hand:2012-04-11

AOS_RFE: 2012-09-28

RFE Sent: 2012-11-09

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Filed: Country: Ethiopia
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The USCIS will probably sit on the returned petition until it expires. If it reviews your case before it expires and lets you contest the pending denial, then yes you can involve a senator and submit more evidences. Usually it is hard to overcome consular officer's judgment. Like the CO suggested, I would recommend that you go there, get married and file for an immigrant visa. Either way, you probably will have to petition again (considering that the returned petition will expire before review) and therefore IV is more safer than a fiancee visa. Hold on to every evidence you have now and get ready to travel.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Peru
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Welcome to VJ,

Last year on September, exactly the same thing happened to me at the Embassy of US Addis Ababa. Let me give you this advice, Contact your Senators to find out the exact reason why he is denied. Next get ready to file the next petition. I filed the second one after 4 months of the denial. Now, my fiancée is waiting for the interview at another country. Let me tell you what will happen, the embassy will send it back to USCIS via NVC (I hope already the Embassy sent it in Diplomatic pouch) and mine took 8 weeks to get to the NVC and another 5 weeks to get to USCIS. After the USCIS recieved it, they told me it would take another 120-180 days to review. Eventually I set up appointment at InfoPass and made inquiry on Dec 2 and finally USCIS sent me a letter on Jan 21 telling me the petition was expired and USCIS will not review it and also I am able to file another petition. I filed the second petition on March and approved by USCIS on mid June. Three Senators and one Congressman involved but they couldn’t overturn the decision. Since the embassy denied her visa saying “insufficient evidence showing ongoing relationship”, on this petition I did a “FRONT LOAD” petition with a packet of 3” binder which includes the copy of all the evidences. The packet includes more than 500 pages printout (chat, emails, phone calls, and others), phone cards, gift receipts and a separate album with 105 pic. Take it easy, there is a second chance.

Good Luck

Hello, that it a great narrative, painful and inspirational. Your endurance was excellent. I did the same thing as you a "Front Load" also with about 500 pages. And, folks here dumped ####### on me for doing so. AJ-w, I am sorry for your heart break. But, follow up as suggested. Keep pressuring the USCIS like Love eth did. Keep checking in here for suggestions.


May 14, 2011 Mailed K1 Petition to Lewisville, Texas Lockbox

May 18, 2011 Notice of Receipt via email

May 18, 2011 Notice Petition forwarded to California Service Center

May 19, 2011 Notice of Receipt from Laguna Niguel, California, Service Center

August 2, 2011 Request for Evidence

August 31, 2011 Evidence tendered to Laguna Niguel, Service Center

September 14, 2011 Notice of Action, "Petition approved."

September 29, 2011 Notice Petition forwarded to embassy in Lima, from National Visa Center, Portsmouth, NH,

October 3, 2011, email sent to embassy in Lima, re: change of address for fiancée.

October 5, 2011 email response from embassy in Lima, re: procedure for change of address

October 22, 2011 received packet from embassy in Lima with Nov. 2, 2011 appointment date.

November 2, 2011 finacée interviewed by consular staff in Lima.

November 2, 2011 Yellow sheet issued requesting more information.

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Ethiopia
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Hello, that it a great narrative, painful and inspirational. Your endurance was excellent. I did the same thing as you a "Front Load" also with about 500 pages. And, folks here dumped ####### on me for doing so. AJ-w, I am sorry for your heart break. But, follow up as suggested. Keep pressuring the USCIS like Love eth did. Keep checking in here for suggestions.

The reason that I sent the "Front Load" petition was, the CO didn't even ask my fiancée to present the evidences at the time of the interview. The other thing, I heard mostly the CO make a decision even before they conducted the interview. There are two things you can do to win, be there with your fiancé (e) at the interview or Front load your petition to get your relationship evidences to the embassy via USCIS and NVC. I don't know how long AJ-w has before the validation period of the petition over. As Fazmo said, USCIS will sit on the file until the time is over. When another friend denied his fiancée's visa, there were 65 days left on the petition, but USCIS slept on those days and sent him a letter on the 5th day from the expiration date. For USCIS and DOS that is one of the ways they figure out whether relationship is legitimate or not (not sure but this is what I heard).

Good Luck

Edited by Love Eth

K-1 Time Line

Service Center:_California Service Center

Consulate: _Frankfurt, Germany

I-129F Sent: _2011-03-20

I-129F NOA1:_ 2011-03-30

I-129F NOA2:_2011-06-18

NVC Received: _2011-07-19

NVC Left:_2011-07-20

Consulate Received:_2011-07-25

Packet 3 Received: _2011-07-28

Packet 3 Sent: _2011-07-29

Packet 4 Received:_ 2011-08-09

Interview Date: _ 2011-08-24

Interview Result:_ Approved(After 3 weeks AP)

Visa Received:_2011-09-21

US Entry:_@ JFK 2011-11-16

Marriage: _2011-12-20

AOS, EAD, AP

Date Filed: _2012-02-07

NOA Date: _2012-02-13

Bio. Appt. Notice recieved_2012-02-17

Bio. Appt.:2012-03-12@ 8:00 AM in Columbus OH

Bio Done:2012-03-05 WALK IN- Columbus OH

State ID: 2012-03-05

DL Permit: 2012-03-08

AOS Transfer: 2012-03-14

AOS Touched @ USCIS: 2012-03-21

EAD/AP Approved & Card Producton: 2012-04-03

EAD/AP on Hand:2012-04-11

AOS_RFE: 2012-09-28

RFE Sent: 2012-11-09

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Ethiopia
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. Like the CO suggested, I would recommend that you go there, get married and file for an immigrant visa. Either way, you probably will have to petition again (considering that the returned petition will expire before review) and therefore IV is more safer than a fiancee visa.

There is no any guarantee to get a visa even if he is married as the CO suggested. I can give you a couple of examples that their CR-1 visa application was denied. But, one of them granted the visa after they went through a DNA test for their 6 month daughter and the parents. In the first interview CO said it was a fake marriage, however when the husband mentioned that he got a 6 month old daughter, they gave him 3 weeks to bring the DNA match test. That embassy is unbelievably terrible. My Senator couldn't believe why my fiancée was denied after he saw the evidences I took to his secretary. Never give up. Fight, you will win.

Good Luck

Edited by Love Eth

K-1 Time Line

Service Center:_California Service Center

Consulate: _Frankfurt, Germany

I-129F Sent: _2011-03-20

I-129F NOA1:_ 2011-03-30

I-129F NOA2:_2011-06-18

NVC Received: _2011-07-19

NVC Left:_2011-07-20

Consulate Received:_2011-07-25

Packet 3 Received: _2011-07-28

Packet 3 Sent: _2011-07-29

Packet 4 Received:_ 2011-08-09

Interview Date: _ 2011-08-24

Interview Result:_ Approved(After 3 weeks AP)

Visa Received:_2011-09-21

US Entry:_@ JFK 2011-11-16

Marriage: _2011-12-20

AOS, EAD, AP

Date Filed: _2012-02-07

NOA Date: _2012-02-13

Bio. Appt. Notice recieved_2012-02-17

Bio. Appt.:2012-03-12@ 8:00 AM in Columbus OH

Bio Done:2012-03-05 WALK IN- Columbus OH

State ID: 2012-03-05

DL Permit: 2012-03-08

AOS Transfer: 2012-03-14

AOS Touched @ USCIS: 2012-03-21

EAD/AP Approved & Card Producton: 2012-04-03

EAD/AP on Hand:2012-04-11

AOS_RFE: 2012-09-28

RFE Sent: 2012-11-09

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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Did you show them your Engagement pics showing that you are in truly engaged and i guess that is most Important plus you need to vindicate them more communications proofs such as emails chat and history Flight tickets and visa Stamps

hotel Receipts and plus when ever you met the pics of those place shows a strong evidence

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