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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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Hi everyone!

Can someone please tell me what are the conditions to apply for a refugee based visa? My family lives in Lyari which is a neighborhood in Karachi, Pakistan and if you put "Lyari" in Google News you will see what really is going on there. People are trapped in their houses with no water, no food, no electricity or have gang members come to their houses to use innocent people as human shields in their fight against the police. It's been going on for three days but this is not the first time....this happens every couple of months. Some of my people have escaped to safer places but there are still family members stuck who have no way to get out. Is there anyway I can sponsor them or something to get them out (yes I know it takes over 10 years but is there a faster way based on humanitarian reason?) Also one of my aunts have her case completed but is waiting for her priority date to be current......it might take another 18 months, is there anyway to make her case be finished faster? Please please help me and let me know.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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In all honesty, the US does not give a ___! I suggest a Expedite for Humanitarism reasons but the outcome is limited.

The US does actually not care when you get down to it. I know thats sad. To USCIS. It don't matter much.

Maybe there are more details to help you have not listed. Just be forewarned. Expedites are generally reserved for US Military Personel and not Immigrants.

Sorry. Thats what I've seen


TIM/MAV K1-JOURNEY
3/27/2007....We first met on myspace
1/30/10 ......My Honey proposed
8/15/10 ......He visit Philippines(2wks) & met my family
12/17/10 ....USCIS received the Filed I-129F for K1-visa
12/21/10 ....Received hard copy,NOA1
5/25/11.......Received RFE
6/09/11.......NOA2 approved
12/07/11.....Visa fee paid at BPI

6/11/13.......2nd visa fee payment
7/10-11/13.. Medical Exam completed@St.Lukes Clinic
1/15-16/14.. 2nd Medical exam updated
1/21/14...... k1 interview-Visa Approved
.....................................................................
8/29/14...... Submitted AOS application
10/03/14.....Biometrics
01/07/15.....Received my EAD card

01/31/15..... I got my SSN from the mail

04/20/15......AOS Interview - Approved :star:

4/24/15 .......Got the Driving Permit Card

4/30/15 .......Green Card Received :) (Exp.4/20/17)

http://youtu.be/BVf45EcdFwQ

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Research immigration to other countries (UK, Canada) than US


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: Pakistan
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We did do an expedite when karachi got so bad my husband had no transportation because they were burning all the buses and taxis and he had to walk to work at night and back *he worked the graveyard shift* and walking home would walk past a place where a family was gunned down just a hour before he walked home...

We did obtain the expedite (we had already been at USCIS for 3 months.. they approved the expedite and about 3 weeks later we got our noa2 but it didnt do a whole lot of good ... he's still there ... and we're still dealing with the black abyss of AP

Worth a shot but more than likely they will deny the expedite or like us approve it but have you sit in AP after the interview....


10/02/2010 Nikah/Marriage in Karachi
USCIS JOURNEY
11/10/2010 -Sent
03/24/2011 i 130 approved!!!
NVC JOURNEY
03/30/2011 NVC received case-04/07/2011 NVC Case Number Assigned
05/03/2011 CASE COMPLETE- In Que for INTERVIEW!!-05/17/2011 Received interview letter and info via email
EMBASSY JOURNEY
05/20/2011 Medical Appt/passed
06/15/2011 Interview result AP
06/21/2011 Submitted requested docs..under review
07/25/2011 CO called did phone interview result: PENDING MANDATORY AP/CO told us they have to do namechecks

03/07/2013 Case returned to USCIS waiting for NOIR/reaffirmation

04/18/2013 USCIS received case for review

08/19/2013 Received NOIR to respond by 9/18/2013

9/9/2013 Responded to NOIR/USCIS received documents awaiting response

9/20/2013 USCIS reaffirmed sent to embassy

1/04/14 Case opened for review

8/31/15 Interview- no questions visa approved on the spot

9/8/15 visa status issued

9/10/15 visa received

9/19/15 POE Charlotte

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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We did do an expedite when karachi got so bad my husband had no transportation because they were burning all the buses and taxis and he had to walk to work at night and back *he worked the graveyard shift* and walking home would walk past a place where a family was gunned down just a hour before he walked home...

We did obtain the expedite (we had already been at USCIS for 3 months.. they approved the expedite and about 3 weeks later we got our noa2 but it didnt do a whole lot of good ... he's still there ... and we're still dealing with the black abyss of AP

Worth a shot but more than likely they will deny the expedite or like us approve it but have you sit in AP after the interview....

I always watch for movement in your case. Soon I will see it. I just feel that! :ot2:


TIM/MAV K1-JOURNEY
3/27/2007....We first met on myspace
1/30/10 ......My Honey proposed
8/15/10 ......He visit Philippines(2wks) & met my family
12/17/10 ....USCIS received the Filed I-129F for K1-visa
12/21/10 ....Received hard copy,NOA1
5/25/11.......Received RFE
6/09/11.......NOA2 approved
12/07/11.....Visa fee paid at BPI

6/11/13.......2nd visa fee payment
7/10-11/13.. Medical Exam completed@St.Lukes Clinic
1/15-16/14.. 2nd Medical exam updated
1/21/14...... k1 interview-Visa Approved
.....................................................................
8/29/14...... Submitted AOS application
10/03/14.....Biometrics
01/07/15.....Received my EAD card

01/31/15..... I got my SSN from the mail

04/20/15......AOS Interview - Approved :star:

4/24/15 .......Got the Driving Permit Card

4/30/15 .......Green Card Received :) (Exp.4/20/17)

http://youtu.be/BVf45EcdFwQ

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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I always watch for movement in your case. Soon I will see it. I just feel that! :ot2:

Thank you!!! that means a lot to both of us!!!

Pakistan is a very difficult embassy and the checks can long and painful...they must be done but they just seem to drag out...


10/02/2010 Nikah/Marriage in Karachi
USCIS JOURNEY
11/10/2010 -Sent
03/24/2011 i 130 approved!!!
NVC JOURNEY
03/30/2011 NVC received case-04/07/2011 NVC Case Number Assigned
05/03/2011 CASE COMPLETE- In Que for INTERVIEW!!-05/17/2011 Received interview letter and info via email
EMBASSY JOURNEY
05/20/2011 Medical Appt/passed
06/15/2011 Interview result AP
06/21/2011 Submitted requested docs..under review
07/25/2011 CO called did phone interview result: PENDING MANDATORY AP/CO told us they have to do namechecks

03/07/2013 Case returned to USCIS waiting for NOIR/reaffirmation

04/18/2013 USCIS received case for review

08/19/2013 Received NOIR to respond by 9/18/2013

9/9/2013 Responded to NOIR/USCIS received documents awaiting response

9/20/2013 USCIS reaffirmed sent to embassy

1/04/14 Case opened for review

8/31/15 Interview- no questions visa approved on the spot

9/8/15 visa status issued

9/10/15 visa received

9/19/15 POE Charlotte

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Honduras
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Good luck... At least try for it. They didn't approve our expedite request for humanitarian reasons even though the city we live in is #1 in the world for violent crime. But it does not hurt to try!


El destino me ha unido a vos.


I-129F K1 Visa Process
[01.18.2012] Sent I-129F Petition
[01.20.2012] NOA1
[06.13.2012] NOA2 - no RFE's
[07.09.2012] Petition received at NVC; case number assigned
[07.11.2012] Petition sent to Honduras consulate
[07.13.2012] Consulate received petition package
[08.07.2012] Received interview date & Packet 4 in email
[10.10.2012] Interview smile.png - APPROVED!
[10.18.2012] POE Houston
[10.29.2012] Marriage <3

I-485 AOS Process
[12.14.2012] Sent I-485 Package with I-765
[12.19.2012] NOA1
[12.24.2012] Biometrics letter received
[01.02.2013] RFE notice
[01.05.2013] RFE hardcopy received
[01.07.2013] Biometrics appointment
[03.04.2013] RFE sent back to USCIS
[03.19.2013] EAD approved
[03.27.2013] EAD arrived in the mail

[09.21.2013] I-485 approved

[09.26.2013] Green card sent in mail

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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My husband and I lived in Lyari as well. We see our street on the news everyday. I was only able to get him an expedite at USCIS level, but it did shave about 4 months off of the process, but of course, he did not have to wait for a visa number as a spouse. Good luck to you!


Our Journey

Met: 02/25/2010

Married: 08/12/2010

I-130 sent: 02/11/2011

NOA1: 02/14/2011

Request for expedite: 02/24/2011

NOA2-I-130 APPROVED!: 03/16/2011

Interview date: 7/7/2011

Visa in Hand!!!! 09/21/2011

POE JFK 09/24/2011

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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Probably best to look for a fellow Islamic Country, Saudi Arabia was in the news today for offering refuge in similar situation.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Cambodia
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I do not know anything about refugee based visa But i would say apply for it you dont know if you do not try. I wish you luck and hope you get it


Daniel

K-1 Visa

Service Center : California Service Center

I-129F Sent : Feb 9,2011

I-129F Received :In Texas then sent to CSC Feb 11,2011

Check cashed and in Initial Review : Feb 16,2011

I-129F NOA1 Hard Copy : Feb 15 2011

TOUCHED 04/04/2011 Is it wrong to be happy to be touched by a stranger?

I-129F RFE(s) : None

I-129F NOA2 :05/27/2011

NVC Received :06/09/2011

NVC Left : 06/27/2011

Consulate Received : 07/01/2011

Packet 3 Received : 07/18/2011

Packet 3 Sent : 07/19/2011

Medical Exam : 07/19/2011

Packet 4 Received :07/25/2011

Interview Date :09/13/2011

Interview Result : Approved

Visa Received : 09\16\2011

US Entry : 09\20\2011

Marriage :09/22/2011

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Seriously, if the USA opened its doors to every place that was dangerous or troubled, we'd double our population overnight. If we opened our borders to everyone who was starving we'd double our population overnight. We just don't have a capabilities to be the world's savoir. Some are lucky and manage to get in here. But there are trouble spots all over the world where its not safe to walk the streets, there's a reason the USCIS doesn't give a #######, we don't have the resources to give a ####### about everything. In a perfect world, maybe would could. But in a perfect world, there would be no need to. RiaB, I hope you can help your family get somewhere that is safer. Its a real shame when people who just want to live peaceful lives are caught up in the things going on there.

Edited by Caryh

K1 from the Philippines
Arrival : 2011-09-08
Married : 2011-10-15
AOS
Date Card Received : 2012-07-13
EAD
Date Card Received : 2012-02-04

Sent ROC : 4-1-2014
Noa1 : 4-2-2014
Bio Complete : 4-18-2014
Approved : 6-24-2014

N-400 sent 2-13-2016
Bio Complete 3-14-2016
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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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There are plenty of places in the US where it is not safe to walk the streets.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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