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Hey everyone me (18 years) and my mom just got granted a 10 year B1/2, we have had 7 other visas in the past, the last one being a 5 year visa. All of our visas have been Canceled without Prejudice. We have a Pending F4 petition under my moms name that was filed in 2004 and we're just waiting for visa number to become available. Before the Tourist Visa Application i asked about our chances since we have a pending F4 , and everybody said we had slim Chances... but actually we had pretty good chance ...

The CO at Skopje US Embassy was pretty serious, he asked a couple of questions: What is your reason for visiting ? (A: Visiting Brothers and Parents, Dad is really sick), Q: How long are you staying ? A: 30 days ... Q: Is the son (me) in college ? A: Nope , high-school . Q: (The unexpected) Do you know you have an immigrant petition approved and waiting for visa number to become available which is pretty close to being granted ? A: A shocked YES (we thought they wouldnt have record since no visa number is available, priority date is sept2004), Q: Do you plan of using that visa to immigrate to US ? A: YES!!! , Statement from CO: Ok than, its really important that the visa that you will get today , to not be abused,or you using it to overstay in US. US: We will make sure that wont happen. Returns all our other document and tells us to pick our VISA Monday 3PM :D

We never wrote that we have a pending Petition , but i guess they do know all the things , and by telling the truth (like admitting that we know about our Immigrant Petition , and telling them that we want to immigrate to US once that petition is completed ) they will consider you with good chances ...

P.S ALL QUESTIONS WERE ANSWERED BY MY MOTHER


 

USCIS

Priority Date: August 28th, 2004

(August)08/20/2004 I-130 Fedex to Vermont

(September)09/01/2004 NOA1 (Received)

(November)10/16/2009 NOA2 (Approved)

 

NVC

(November)10/19/2009 NVC case number assigned

(May) 05/11/2017 Case opened for further processing

(May) 05/11/2017 DS261 Submitted

(May) 05/21/2017 DS260s Submitted for All three aplicants

(Feb) 02/17/2018 Case Completed

(March) 03/06/2018 Visa Interview Scheduled at US Embassy Skopje

(April) 04/17/2018 Visa Interview -- APPROVED

 

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Hey everyone me (18 years) and my mom just got granted a 10 year B1/2, we have had 7 other visas in the past, the last one being a 5 year visa. All of our visas have been Canceled without Prejudice. We have a Pending F4 petition under my moms name that was filed in 2004 and we're just waiting for visa number to become available. Before the Tourist Visa Application i asked about our chances since we have a pending F4 , and everybody said we had slim Chances... but actually we had pretty good chance ...

The CO at Skopje US Embassy was pretty serious, he asked a couple of questions: What is your reason for visiting ? (A: Visiting Brothers and Parents, Dad is really sick), Q: How long are you staying ? A: 30 days ... Q: Is the son (me) in college ? A: Nope , high-school . Q: (The unexpected) Do you know you have an immigrant petition approved and waiting for visa number to become available which is pretty close to being granted ? A: A shocked YES (we thought they wouldnt have record since no visa number is available, priority date is sept2004), Q: Do you plan of using that visa to immigrate to US ? A: YES!!! , Statement from CO: Ok than, its really important that the visa that you will get today , to not be abused,or you using it to overstay in US. US: We will make sure that wont happen. Returns all our other document and tells us to pick our VISA Monday 3PM :D

We never wrote that we have a pending Petition , but i guess they do know all the things , and by telling the truth (like admitting that we know about our Immigrant Petition , and telling them that we want to immigrate to US once that petition is completed ) they will consider you with good chances ...

P.S ALL QUESTIONS WERE ANSWERED BY MY MOTHER

Petition information is posted in their computer system once it is filed. So attempting to evade such a question is unwise. Glad you told the truth...hope you use the visas properly.

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Hey everyone me (18 years) and my mom just got granted a 10 year B1/2, we have had 7 other visas in the past, the last one being a 5 year visa. All of our visas have been Canceled without Prejudice. We have a Pending F4 petition under my moms name that was filed in 2004 and we're just waiting for visa number to become available. Before the Tourist Visa Application i asked about our chances since we have a pending F4 , and everybody said we had slim Chances... but actually we had pretty good chance ...

The CO at Skopje US Embassy was pretty serious, he asked a couple of questions: What is your reason for visiting ? (A: Visiting Brothers and Parents, Dad is really sick), Q: How long are you staying ? A: 30 days ... Q: Is the son (me) in college ? A: Nope , high-school . Q: (The unexpected) Do you know you have an immigrant petition approved and waiting for visa number to become available which is pretty close to being granted ? A: A shocked YES (we thought they wouldnt have record since no visa number is available, priority date is sept2004), Q: Do you plan of using that visa to immigrate to US ? A: YES!!! , Statement from CO: Ok than, its really important that the visa that you will get today , to not be abused,or you using it to overstay in US. US: We will make sure that wont happen. Returns all our other document and tells us to pick our VISA Monday 3PM :D

We never wrote that we have a pending Petition , but i guess they do know all the things , and by telling the truth (like admitting that we know about our Immigrant Petition , and telling them that we want to immigrate to US once that petition is completed ) they will consider you with good chances ...

P.S ALL QUESTIONS WERE ANSWERED BY MY MOTHER

Congratulations! Must say you are the Star!

Did they ask you mother in particular to answer the questions or were you allowed to answer. Did you and your mother consult while giving the interview on a particular question he asked?

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Do you think it's because she has a strong tie to her country?

She has a visa petition that is in the process of being approved.

Why on earth would she wants to "illegally" immigrate?

Well my mom is a Nurse , my dad is locksmith im a student and my sister is maried. We live a pretty good life here in Macedonia. But i have seen people with far more ties to the country and haven't gotten a visa, I think the most important factor for granting us a visa (with a immigrant petition pending) is our fantastic history of Visiting United States, I have been there 10 times, mother 11, dad 3 , sister 4, once we've all been there and returned back, so that is what i think convinced the CO to Grant us a Visa, and there for a 10 year visa wich i thought it would be impossible considering that our petition is expected to be completed by 2014.

Also, the Skopje Embassy was rebuilt in 2009, so their new interview windows have phones so the interview would be private, since there is only one phone and since the appointment was in my moms name , she was called and she was asked to pick up the phone, the interview took less than 5 min to complete and she wasn't asked not to consult with me or to answer for me, just a straightforward interview :D

Thank you all.... and good luck .... may god help us all :D


 

USCIS

Priority Date: August 28th, 2004

(August)08/20/2004 I-130 Fedex to Vermont

(September)09/01/2004 NOA1 (Received)

(November)10/16/2009 NOA2 (Approved)

 

NVC

(November)10/19/2009 NVC case number assigned

(May) 05/11/2017 Case opened for further processing

(May) 05/11/2017 DS261 Submitted

(May) 05/21/2017 DS260s Submitted for All three aplicants

(Feb) 02/17/2018 Case Completed

(March) 03/06/2018 Visa Interview Scheduled at US Embassy Skopje

(April) 04/17/2018 Visa Interview -- APPROVED

 

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