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Hi! I'm new to VJ I have no clue what is going on. I read your forums for hours and I feel so lost.

I have a fiancée in Gambia (west Africa). He has never been here I just have been going back n forth between Gambia n USA for few years that's how we met. I got pregnant by him on a visit I'n April and am expecting baby December. I paid someone to help me file my original petition June 6th. I receive notice of action 1 on June 12th. I am assigned to Texas service center. Now I am getting nervous because I realize I don't know what my next steps are!

So I had a few questions if someone could help me answer I will be so so grateful. I know it's a lot but even if u answer one question it will be appreciated!

1. If I am a law abiding USA citizen and he is medically sound, and no criminal record..we have ample proof of meeting up n being in love, Will I be approved for notice of action 2?

2. Does it matter that he is technically not very educated (although he's quite smart his family couldn't afford much school for him)? Also he just sells food on a village street with family n teaches tourists about birds during peak season so he is not gainfully employed (Gambia is very poor nation) will that be problem for k1?

3. He is from a village without proper addresses so on petition in couldvt write an exact address. Is that common or something that you think will be a problem?(he is getting p.o. Box)?

4. Is there accurate way to estimate when my notice of action 2 will come as the processing time for tsc says feb 2nd but I saw on a thread march filers?

5. Is there anything I should be preparing for my financee or myself (paperwork etc) so I can be prepared for next steps after notice action 2?

6. If baby is due Christmas Day, is there any hope he might be here by birth ?

7.

1. I heard gambia doesn't do k1 visas what does that mean if he has to go to senegal how long would he be in Senegal for, aporox. N would he leave str8 from there to USA?

Bless u all on your journey and any insight super duper appreciated! I know "on paper" my circumstance seems crazy but he is really an amazing guy and I know he will be a hard worker and great first time father when he arrives!!

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Answers:

  1. Based on the circumstances you describe, the petition will probably be approved. However, approval of a petition does not guarantee that a visa will ultimately be granted.
  2. This in of itself is not an issue.
  3. Not a problem, this is a common occurrence in many countries.
  4. Not really
  5. Forms will need to be completed and submitted (other K1 filers can tell you exactly which ones). He should also prepare to answer questions about your relationship at the interview. Nothing is off limits for a CO to ask about.
  6. No
  7. Senegal specific answers are needed.
Edited by Ryan H

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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Agree with Ryan - especially to plan on having your baby without your fiancé present sadly

good luck


USCIS
August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2
178 DAYS FROM NOA-1


NVC
February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete
25 DAY TRIP THROUGH NVC


Medical
May 4, 2009


Interview
May, 26, 2009


POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011
209 DAY TRIP TO REMOVE CONDITIONS

Citizenship

April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony

Waited...

September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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Well Iam from Gambia latrikundar , my case has being approved on 11 of this month , by now it should be in national visa enter , Usa embassy in Gambia does not do k1 visa only senegale , when did you file ? Soon I will be going to Dakar for interview , what he need is to fill the form online , the embassy will direct him what to do , loads of people have done k1 visa and it's faster than married ,

His medical has to be done in senegale , once the embassy call him , it does not take time again ,

Don't worry your self too much you will see your man , how I wish I can have his contact I could have give him some little help ,

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First of all do not over stress yourself. There are a lot of difficult cases out there, yours does not seem to be that difficult except for some minor things.

1. You will be approved for NOA2 easily most likely. After NOA2 comes the "big approval" which is the one where your fiance gets approved at his interview at the US embassy. This is the most important approval in a sense.

2. It will not be a problem for the K1. He can study if he like when gets to the US that's not a problem, he is not the only one.

3. Not a problem here. I don't think in the K1 process it says that you can't use a PO box.

4. Unfortunately there is not. I wish i would know myself. I would suggest expecting the full time they say it should take. (underpromiss and overdeliver)

5. Please read the K1 guide to help you but yes there is. For him: find out how to get a police certificate in his country, find out where is the embassy that he will go to and the medical center where he will go thru his medical. For you: find out how to get a letter from your employer saying where you work and how much you make, etc. Look at for I-134 Affidavit of support so that you know what it looks like and so on. Do as much research as you can on here and also on the website of the US embassy where he is planing to have his interview (for example: do they send a packet 3, do you or they make a visa appointment, how to pay the visa fee, how to pay the medical fee and so on)

6. I would say maybe not but you never know.

He should be in Senegal as long as it takes to do the medical exam and the interview. Maybe you can schedule it all in one week when the time comes but i don't know anything about this countries process. My friend's wife came over from Iran years ago on a fiance visa and they don't have an embassy there too so no big deal except for traveling expenses.

Your circumstances are actually not uncommon so do not worry, you guys will be fine. God Bless!

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(personal email address removed - VJ Moderation) don't worry your self , vj is a nice place that you get some 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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On point number 3 , I have seen addresses that look like driving instructions, #4 abc drive, off big James road, near main street is a common address form there. The local embassy will be used to it .


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

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Wow! This thread has made me feel so much better!!! I have been worrying for months! Here's hoping he is here by birth but if not well before baby girl gets too big! I know this will be emotional journey!!!!!

Luckyef! I am so happy to meet u on VJ! I know your village latrikunda I have been there many times, as I stay in lamin village. I cannot see your email please can you private message me your information? I think I did private message u but not sure, it's first time I use this. I will be so happy if you and my fiancée can talk to each other!!! I also been to Dakar many times if you need help with travel my fiancée is very familiar with travel there.

Thx everyone I will sleep better tonight

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