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My experience from the Embassy of Albania

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Albania
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I am going crazy and just want to cry. I just flew home from Albania,and we still dont know. I have never seen a Embassy do things this way. He had his interview and they said he had everything but we had so much proof of marriage they need time to look over and would give him a call. Well they called him and wanted us both to come in for another interview the next Monday. Said we needed to bring nothing. Well we went. They made me go first then had me wait outside and he come in. They asked me over a hundred questions. Him too. Well he finally came out and I was sick too my stomach wanting to know if we were denied or approved. He said we still don't know yet. They need a document... Couldn't they told us this the Wednesday before so we could have brought to the interview... What game are they playing. They want my brothers taxes. We gave them the original. They said it was missing from my copy i gave at interview. I said I gave the original to the uscis. All I can give is a copy.They don't really want it because they didn't keep the Aos packet at all. They gave all back at end of interview. If they really want it they would have kept mine. They are just being plain mean. So now we have to mail it to them instead of bring it in. I really dont understand any of this at all. I flew home Monday by myself not knowing if my husband is getting visa. whats wrong with these people.I am so lost and sad.


Besmir & Sabrina

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Jordan
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They aren't being mean they are doing their job. The USCIS does not want originals of anything, they want copies. If you were to read the guides they give you they tell you to bring the originals or certified copies of some documents WITH copies(marriage certificate, birth certificate) at the interview. They gave you back the originals so you could make a copy for their records. Give them what they want and stop thinking you are a victim. The longer you delay giving them what they will will delay the visa.



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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Kosova
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I am going crazy and just want to cry. I just flew home from Albania,and we still dont know. I have never seen a Embassy do things this way. He had his interview and they said he had everything but we had so much proof of marriage they need time to look over and would give him a call. Well they called him and wanted us both to come in for another interview the next Monday. Said we needed to bring nothing. Well we went. They made me go first then had me wait outside and he come in. They asked me over a hundred questions. Him too. Well he finally came out and I was sick too my stomach wanting to know if we were denied or approved. He said we still don't know yet. They need a document... Couldn't they told us this the Wednesday before so we could have brought to the interview... What game are they playing. They want my brothers taxes. We gave them the original. They said it was missing from my copy i gave at interview. I said I gave the original to the uscis. All I can give is a copy.They don't really want it because they didn't keep the Aos packet at all. They gave all back at end of interview. If they really want it they would have kept mine. They are just being plain mean. So now we have to mail it to them instead of bring it in. I really dont understand any of this at all. I flew home Monday by myself not knowing if my husband is getting visa. whats wrong with these people.I am so lost and sad.

I'm sorry this is happening. I don't understand why they interviewed you. I am not required to attend my husband's interview, in fact, the embassy would not even let me in if I did try to go. But then his interview will be in Skopje. I hope you can sort out all the problems.


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See my Timeline for details of our visa journey
17-Aug-2011 Our Wedding Day in Kosovo 
07-Nov-2011 Filed I-130
21-Nov-2011 NOA1
23-Aug-2012 NOA2 Approved 276 days
10-Jan-2013 Case complete via email

28-Feb-2013 Interview, result AP
11-Apr-2013 Embassy appointment - VISA APPROVED and issued in 4 hours
30-Apr-2013 POE Chicago O'Hare - He's home!

04-Sep-2014 Moved to northern California

12-Mar-2015 Filed ROC
16-Mar-2015 Documents delivered
18-Mar-2015 Check cashed
19-Mar-2015 NOA1 dated 03/16/2015 received in mail
13-Apr-2015 Biometrics completed
02-Feb-2016 Contacted USCIS about case, was told it's on hold because of security checks (email)
04-Mar-2016 Moved to Wisconsin
12-Aug-2016 New Biometrics appointment
14-Sep-2016 Contacted USCIS again about case (email said we should hear from them by Oct 6)
22-Sep-2016 Letter from USCIS dated 9/20 explaining the Service Request is currently being reviewed by an officer.
22-Sep-2016 Letter from USCIS dated 9/20 with Interview appointment for both of us for 28-Sep-2016
28-Sep-2016 Interview, both of us, separated, not hard, 10 min. each, result---said hubby will get GC in about 10 days
26-Oct-2016 *****STILL WAITING*****
02-Nov-2016 Card is being produced!!!
08-Nov-2016 Card is mailed
10-Nov-2016 Card is Delivered!!!! YAY
CITIZENSHIP: 

Biometrics appointment for 2020-03-27 has been cancelled until further notice as all field offices are closed because of COVID-19.

***NOA dated 12/10/2020 USCIS stated they are able to reuse previous Biometrics***

Interview was easy. My hubby's Oath Ceremony is scheduled for February 25th. I can't watch >sad< but happy he is getting his certificate!

25-FEB-2021 Oath Ceremony! My hubby is a Citizen!

 
 
 
 
 

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Moved from Process & Procedures to Progress Reports.


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Albania
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Moved from Process & Procedures to Progress Reports.

Thanks for your advice. I am just so nervous and want him hear so bad. I am so positive on a good out come just nervous because of them dragging it out. Why? hope its a good thing..

Besmir & Sabrina

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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The separate grilling = a Stokes interview. There were or still are doubts about the bona fide nature of your relationship.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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