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Ill try to condense this. I married in 2006 to a Ghanaian. Petitioned (k3) for him and he came to USA. He divorced me in 2010. Wow right? Anyway..met a very nice guy while vacationing in Nigeria with my friends...we got married on second visit. he is 13 years younger. Just need some advice when it comes to Nigerian consulate. we have lots of phone records and chat logs. some Skype. Would like to know if anyone has filed twice before and what problems they might have faced.


03/09/2013: Married

09/10/2013: Sent I-130

09/12/2013: Case Received.

03/04/2014: Petition transferred to Nebraska Service Center.

03/25/2014: I-130 Petition approved

03/28/2014: Petition sent to NVC

04/09/2014: NVC received case

05/08/2014: NVC assigned case number

05/16/2014: Paid AOS fee

10/02/2014: Case Closed

10/10/2014: Interview Date Scheduled

11/17/2014: Interview - APPROVED!!

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second marriage is a major red flag. Most of the visa denies are due to divorce and 2nd marriage.

Also when the wife is older than the husband, it's the second red flag.

I know many people got denied because of these 2 issues.

I would keep as much records as possible.

I hope theyre are some happy stories out there. I know I have red flags..but hopefully our evidence is enough. I love Nigeria...and Im willing to move there to be with my husband if the worse happens. But ill miss my family here in the US a lot. Maybe I should get a lawyer.


03/09/2013: Married

09/10/2013: Sent I-130

09/12/2013: Case Received.

03/04/2014: Petition transferred to Nebraska Service Center.

03/25/2014: I-130 Petition approved

03/28/2014: Petition sent to NVC

04/09/2014: NVC received case

05/08/2014: NVC assigned case number

05/16/2014: Paid AOS fee

10/02/2014: Case Closed

10/10/2014: Interview Date Scheduled

11/17/2014: Interview - APPROVED!!

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Ill try to condense this. I married in 2006 to a Ghanaian. Petitioned (k3) for him and he came to USA. He divorced me in 2010. Wow right? Anyway..met a very nice guy while vacationing in Nigeria with my friends...we got married on second visit. he is 13 years younger. Just need some advice when it comes to Nigerian consulate. we have lots of phone records and chat logs. some Skype. Would like to know if anyone has filed twice before and what problems they might have faced.

You can ask for your thread to get moved to the Sub Sahara section

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/89-africa-sub-saharan/

there you will get much better focused answers.

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Moved from IR-1/CR-1 Progress Reports to Africa: Sub-Saharan regional forum; OP is asking for Consulate specific (Lagos) advice.


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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From what I understand getting a visa approved from Nigeria with those flags will be difficult, at best.


November 14th, 2013: She's here!

December 12th, 2013: Picked up marriage license.

December 14th, 2013: Wedding

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I am a previously divorced woman married to a younger Nigerian and other than our absolutely STUPID denial for the first K1 we are fine. ( but then again we did the strange and went for a second K1 )


This will not be over quickly. You will not enjoy this.

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