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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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Hey everyone,

I was wondering if anyone here has any experience making a FOIA request for a case file from a visa interview. My husband was interviewed 9/1/14 in Cairo. We a were put into AP and they requested more proof of relationship. We submitted it and then they wanted his passport so we thought all was well. I got an email our case was being sent back to USCIS on 9/11/14. My husband and I are both very frustrated that we still don't have a reason why it was denied even after getting the official letter saying it was being sent back and USCIS would contact us shortly. We can speculate but I want to know so we can prepare to reply to NOIR if that is the case. Any tips would be appreciated. The instructions for FOIA requests are very vague and I don't even know who I would send it to.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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Pretty sure that does not apply to Consulates. I thought you said it was due to communication issues?


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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Pretty sure that does not apply to Consulates. I thought you said it was due to communication issues?

We know the consular officer had issues with our language barrier but we have not received an actual declaration of the reason for refusal. FOIA requests can be made to get the case file I just don't know how exactly.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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Foia take a long time. Not sure how it could speed the notification up.


“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: Egypt
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call your local congressperson's office and ask to speak with their immigration liason, when our case was being sent back to USCIS after 11 mo of AP they said that they didnt think our relationship was true or valid...the liason found out the day after we recieved the notice that they had "evidence" he had gotten married in June of 2011. Get them involved, it can REALLY help out. Hope it helps.

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