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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Ukraine
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I am the USC on an I-129f. I understand that every name on the I-129f goes through a security check, and that the visa can be denied for certain crimes the beneficiary may have committed. What is the purpose then of the background check of the USC? Is it only to find out if they are currently in jail and/or wanted for questioning and/or a known terrorist? Seems to me most terrorists nowadays probably avoid the visa process.

I can see that after March 6, when the new law goes into effect, the USC background check is done to warn the beneficiary. But even that law doesn’t have a provision for denying a visa based on the USCs criminal history. Apparently, the USC may have committed murder, but if the beneficiary is OK with that, everything is fine. Weird law. Has anybody ever been denied a visa for crimes the USC may have committed?

And, in case you’re wondering, I’m asking this question because the police and I were well acquainted during the indiscretions of my youth. Thanks.


12/06/05 Mailed I-129f to TSC

12/12/05 NOA1 date from CSC

03/14/06 NOA2 date from CSC

03/22/06 case mailed from NVC to Kiev

03/25/06 Received snail mail notice from CSC, application mailed to NVC

04/05/06 Kiev Embassy mailed Packet 3

04/16/06 Fiancee received Packet 3

04/26/06 Fiancee faxed KEV-1 checklist to embassy

05/04/06 Kiev Embassy mailed Packet 4

05/29/06 Medical exam

05/31/06 Interview in Kiev

06/02/06 Received Visa

06/24/06 POE JFK

09/15/06 Married!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Russia
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I am the USC on an I-129f. I understand that every name on the I-129f goes through a security check, and that the visa can be denied for certain crimes the beneficiary may have committed. What is the purpose then of the background check of the USC? Is it only to find out if they are currently in jail and/or wanted for questioning and/or a known terrorist? Seems to me most terrorists nowadays probably avoid the visa process.

I can see that after March 6, when the new law goes into effect, the USC background check is done to warn the beneficiary. But even that law doesn’t have a provision for denying a visa based on the USCs criminal history. Apparently, the USC may have committed murder, but if the beneficiary is OK with that, everything is fine. Weird law. Has anybody ever been denied a visa for crimes the USC may have committed?

And, in case you’re wondering, I’m asking this question because the police and I were well acquainted during the indiscretions of my youth. Thanks.

I don't know, but logical deduction tells me if you were linked to a terroist organization anyone you tried to get a visa for, K1 or otherwise, would be suspect. And yes, there are people in the USA as citizens the government considers linked to terrorist or crime organizations.


K1 Visa Process long ago and far away...

02/09/06 - NOA1 date

12/17/06 - Married!

AOS Process a fading memory...

01/31/07 - Mailed AOS/EAD package for Olga and Anya

06/01/07 - Green card arrived in mail

Removing Conditions

03/02/09 - Mailed I-751 package (CSC)

03/06/09 - Check cashed

03/10/09 - Recieved Olga's NOA1

03/28/09 - Olga did biometrics

05/11/09 - Anya recieved NOA1 (took a call to USCIS to take care of it, oddly, they were helpful)

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Its alos to make sure they aren't going to be importing any type of 'crime lord' (they have enough home grown types), or someone who has a suspect background (and might therefore be assumed to be a person who may commit further crimes once inside the USA).

If for example you had a lot of assault or sexual misconduct convictions you might also be someone they wouldn't want to 'import' - ditto any drug trafficking convictions. Its not soley to see if you are a terrorist or have terrorist links.


Applied for K1

Met online 2001 - just aquaintances

Sept 2002 - 1st US visit - everything goes perfectly.

Dec 20th - Forms recev'd at CSC

Dec 27th - NOA1 received by snail mail!

Dec 29th - 'Touched'

March 10 2006 - NOA2!

March 23 - recv'd at NVC

March 24 - petition sent to London

April 9th - Pkt 3 rec'd!

May 17th - Pkt 3 signed for at London Embassy

May 24th - Medical

May24th - Pkt 4

June 14th - Interview 10am - APPROVED 1pm!!

June 16th - Visas received in my hot little hands 1pm :)

July 19th - flying to US!

July 27th - Married!! :-)

Aug 7th - Applied for SSN in married name

Aug 9th - SSN received

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Ukraine
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So if I understand the replies correctly, the background check on the USC is used to make a judgment of whether the USC might aid and abet the beneficiary in future crimes, even if the beneficiary has no criminal background?

I’ve read many things about the beneficiary being denied a visa due to background hits, but I have seen nothing to indicate that the beneficiary can be denied a visa based solely on the USC’s background.


12/06/05 Mailed I-129f to TSC

12/12/05 NOA1 date from CSC

03/14/06 NOA2 date from CSC

03/22/06 case mailed from NVC to Kiev

03/25/06 Received snail mail notice from CSC, application mailed to NVC

04/05/06 Kiev Embassy mailed Packet 3

04/16/06 Fiancee received Packet 3

04/26/06 Fiancee faxed KEV-1 checklist to embassy

05/04/06 Kiev Embassy mailed Packet 4

05/29/06 Medical exam

05/31/06 Interview in Kiev

06/02/06 Received Visa

06/24/06 POE JFK

09/15/06 Married!

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I guess we'll see but I cant personally see it happening that way - they are more worried about benficiary history - and the USC history seems to be important only if it involves crimes against persons like marital battery/assault history. Its all just speculation as yet tho cos the law hasnt come into being and hasnt been 'test-cased' yet..


Applied for K1

Met online 2001 - just aquaintances

Sept 2002 - 1st US visit - everything goes perfectly.

Dec 20th - Forms recev'd at CSC

Dec 27th - NOA1 received by snail mail!

Dec 29th - 'Touched'

March 10 2006 - NOA2!

March 23 - recv'd at NVC

March 24 - petition sent to London

April 9th - Pkt 3 rec'd!

May 17th - Pkt 3 signed for at London Embassy

May 24th - Medical

May24th - Pkt 4

June 14th - Interview 10am - APPROVED 1pm!!

June 16th - Visas received in my hot little hands 1pm :)

July 19th - flying to US!

July 27th - Married!! :-)

Aug 7th - Applied for SSN in married name

Aug 9th - SSN received

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Filed: Country: United Kingdom
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I have seen nothing to indicate that the beneficiary can be denied a visa based solely on the USC’s background.

Maybe because a denied petition would never get to the visa application stage?

The only delay I've ever heard about WRT the USC's current namecheck system is if there are any wants or felony warrents out for them. No idea how this new law is going to be implemented.


Now That You Are A Permanent Resident

How Do I Remove The Conditions On Permanent Residence Based On Marriage?

Welcome to the United States: A Guide For New Immigrants

Yes, even this last one.. stuff in there that not even your USC knows.....

Here are more links that I love:

Arriving in America, The POE Drill

Dual Citizenship FAQ

Other Fora I Post To:

alt.visa.us.marriage-based http://britishexpats.com/ and www.***removed***.com

censored link = *family based immigration* website

Inertia. Is that the Greek god of 'can't be bothered'?

Met, married, immigrated, naturalized.

I-130 filed Aug02

USC Jul06

No Deje Piedras Sobre El Pavimento!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Colombia
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I would agree with the last two posters. :yes:

Good luck,

Peter Miami


Johanna & Peter

Colombia / U.S.A.

I-129F / K-1 Fiancee Visa

08-20-02 - Met Johanna in Armenia, Colombia

10-05-05 - K-1 Sent to TSC

10-14-05 - Received NOA1 by E-Mail (Day 9)

12-22-05 - Reveived NOA2 By E-Mail & Mail (Day 78)

03-03-06 - Interview Date! (Day 149) Approved

03-10-06 - Johanna Arrived

05-27-06 - Married

I-485 / AOS (Did not applied for EAD or AP)

06-05-06 - Sent I-485 application to Chicago via USPS (Day 1)

06-06-06 - AOS Package Delivered at 12:29PM

06-12-06 - Received NOA1 by Mail

06-14-06 - Check Cashed

06-22-06 - Received Appointment Notice for Biometrics

06-26-06 - "Request for Additional Evidence" Online, waiting for letter

06-29-06 - Biometrics Done!

06-30-06 - Received RFE Letter by mail. (Missing Birth Certificate)

07-10-06 - Sent RFE by Express Mail USPS

07-11-06 - RFE Delivered @ 10:54AM Sign by D. Atwell

08-28-06 - AOS Transferred to CSC E-mail & USCIS Website (Day 85)

08-30-06 - Touched #1

08-31-06 - Touched #2

08-31-06 - E-Mail from CRIS & USCIS-CSSO - CSC received AOS Application

09-01-06 - Touched #3

09-01-06 - NOA by Mail Regarding Transfer to CSC

09-05-06 - Touched #4

09-07-06 - Touched #5

09-13-06 - Touched #6

09-15-06 - AOS Approved by Online Status & E-mail

09-21-06 - Received GC and Welcome Letter (Day 109)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Ukraine
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Maybe I’ll be the first USC on this forum to go through the new IMBRA process with an arrest record. I don’t have any felonies or warrants, but maybe I should change my name from PorknBeanz to GuineaPig :lol:


12/06/05 Mailed I-129f to TSC

12/12/05 NOA1 date from CSC

03/14/06 NOA2 date from CSC

03/22/06 case mailed from NVC to Kiev

03/25/06 Received snail mail notice from CSC, application mailed to NVC

04/05/06 Kiev Embassy mailed Packet 3

04/16/06 Fiancee received Packet 3

04/26/06 Fiancee faxed KEV-1 checklist to embassy

05/04/06 Kiev Embassy mailed Packet 4

05/29/06 Medical exam

05/31/06 Interview in Kiev

06/02/06 Received Visa

06/24/06 POE JFK

09/15/06 Married!

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On the upside you enjoy the right - not privledge - to marry whoever, whenever and wherever you want. The burden remains with the beneficiary to prove a bonafide relationship with you. Just prepare yourself to rebound in the event USCIS asserts provisions to make it difficult or lengthy.

If concerned that she will be informed by USCIS of your past run-ins with the law, you always have the forthcoming option of informing her first.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Ukraine
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Yes, since I don't see any provision in the law to deny, they'll probably just delay. But heck, seems like lots of people are getting delayed. I've made a commitment, so they're not going to get me to give up the fight.

Early in our relationship I told her about my past run-ins with the law, and she was surisingly OK with it. I think she's seen to many Hollywood movies and thinks all American men have an outlaw mentality. ;)


12/06/05 Mailed I-129f to TSC

12/12/05 NOA1 date from CSC

03/14/06 NOA2 date from CSC

03/22/06 case mailed from NVC to Kiev

03/25/06 Received snail mail notice from CSC, application mailed to NVC

04/05/06 Kiev Embassy mailed Packet 3

04/16/06 Fiancee received Packet 3

04/26/06 Fiancee faxed KEV-1 checklist to embassy

05/04/06 Kiev Embassy mailed Packet 4

05/29/06 Medical exam

05/31/06 Interview in Kiev

06/02/06 Received Visa

06/24/06 POE JFK

09/15/06 Married!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Yes, since I don't see any provision in the law to deny, they'll probably just delay. But heck, seems like lots of people are getting delayed. I've made a commitment, so they're not going to get me to give up the fight.

Early in our relationship I told her about my past run-ins with the law, and she was surisingly OK with it. I think she's seen to many Hollywood movies and thinks all American men have an outlaw mentality. ;)

I will definitely have to ask you how things go .. my USC in Ohio was not a good boy when he was young (15 years ago) and served some time which taught him a great big lesson in life. We will be filing for a K1 within the next few months ... and I was wondering if that would affect the process.


Met in Cleveland 07/07/05 ... Fireworks!!!

Emails and phone calls until first visit back September '05

Many trips to Cleveland and overnight stays in New York

Engaged 05/07/06

07/18/07 - Interview yeeehaaa .. approved

07/26/07 - received Visa from Montreal (should have received 07/24)

07/26/07 - POE Buffalo, NY (Peace Bridge) .. No EAD stamp

07/27/07 - Beautiful marriage .. now you may call me Mrs. :)

07/28/07 - Filed AOS,EAD, and AP for me and AOS and AP for my son via UPS .. received 08/01

08/16/07 - applied for ssn

09/03/07 - received ssn card

11/07/07 - AP approved and received 11/12/07 :)

11/19/07- EAD approved online and received same day (actual approval 11/07/07) :)

12/27/07 - AOS transferred to CSC

02/26/08 - 485's approved without interview

01/14/09 - Sent I-751 - removal of conditions

02/23/10 - Biometrics

03/17/10 - Removal of conditions approved .. card production ordered

"Life is not measured by the amount of breaths that we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Ukraine
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Well, the visa application was approved today, 3/14/06, after 92 days. I think that's about average for the CSC, so it appears my background did not have any effect on the timeline. Either that, or I was close to the top of the FBI list and it didn't take long to find my history!


12/06/05 Mailed I-129f to TSC

12/12/05 NOA1 date from CSC

03/14/06 NOA2 date from CSC

03/22/06 case mailed from NVC to Kiev

03/25/06 Received snail mail notice from CSC, application mailed to NVC

04/05/06 Kiev Embassy mailed Packet 3

04/16/06 Fiancee received Packet 3

04/26/06 Fiancee faxed KEV-1 checklist to embassy

05/04/06 Kiev Embassy mailed Packet 4

05/29/06 Medical exam

05/31/06 Interview in Kiev

06/02/06 Received Visa

06/24/06 POE JFK

09/15/06 Married!

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada
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Congrats on the approval :D


PEGGY & ROGER

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K-1/K-2 VISA'S APPROVED IN MONTREAL MAY 2, 2005

K-1/K-2 AOS APPROVED IN ATLANTA MAY 17, 2006

10 year GC Approved - APRIL 16th ,2009 - Peggy and Jonathan's......

Still waiting for our cards...Had to file I-90 as they sent them to the wrong address.

March 9th, 2010, Received GC that has been lost in the mail for 10 months. Still waiting for my son's that is lost as well.

Filed Waiver for my son's 10 year GC and it was approved. He finally received his GC after its been missing for 2 years.

Thanking God this is over for 10 years.

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Filed: Country: United Kingdom
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Well, the visa application was approved today, 3/14/06, after 92 days. I think that's about average for the CSC, so it appears my background did not have any effect on the timeline. Either that, or I was close to the top of the FBI list and it didn't take long to find my history!

PnB,

To split hairs, and so that you are looking at the right info, it's actually the *petition* that has been approved. The visa application comes next.


Now That You Are A Permanent Resident

How Do I Remove The Conditions On Permanent Residence Based On Marriage?

Welcome to the United States: A Guide For New Immigrants

Yes, even this last one.. stuff in there that not even your USC knows.....

Here are more links that I love:

Arriving in America, The POE Drill

Dual Citizenship FAQ

Other Fora I Post To:

alt.visa.us.marriage-based http://britishexpats.com/ and www.***removed***.com

censored link = *family based immigration* website

Inertia. Is that the Greek god of 'can't be bothered'?

Met, married, immigrated, naturalized.

I-130 filed Aug02

USC Jul06

No Deje Piedras Sobre El Pavimento!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Ukraine
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Maybe I’ll be the first USC on this forum to go through the new IMBRA process with an arrest record. I don’t have any felonies or warrants, but maybe I should change my name from PorknBeanz to GuineaPig :lol:

hey porknbeanz...so, did you submit info on your "sorid past"??? i have a couple dui's and a resisting arrest on my record from 91/93...should i sumbit this info with my i-129f???


2-07-07 - mailed petition
2-09-07 - signed for by "m.salcedo" at tsc

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