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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Yemen
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Hello all, I am in dire need of help with my K-1 fiancé visa. I am petitioning for my fiancé who lives in Yemen. So far, our petition was approved in August, ann expires at the end of the year. Since then, the National Visa Center reviewed and forwarded our case to the U.S. Embassy in Yemen in September, and my fiancé completed his DS-160 application, got his immunizations and physical, and obtained a police report. He scheduled an appointment for interview on October 28th (today) and when he went, they refused to see him, stating that they do not have his case. When I contacted the NVC, they said that the Embassy does indeed have the case, they sent is via computer to them, and not by post. When I tried to email the Embassy in Yemen, they were incredibly rude, and stated that "As we responded previously, we do NOT have your case at post. We will not respond to further inquiries from this email account regarding immigrant visa cases. NIV Unit"

I am at a complete loss as what to do now at this point. They have appointments available, but now we are unable to schedule online. We have completed everything required of us, have all the paperwork completed and ready. I don't know who to contact for help. Do I contact the NVC again? I would appreciate any and all help at this point.

K-1 Visa Timeline:

May 17, 2014: Sent in application

May 27, 2014: Petition received. (NOA)

July 30, 2014: Request for Evidence

August 10, 2014: Evidence sent

August 22, 2014: Evidence received

August 28, 2014: Petition approved (NOA) sent to NVC

September 19, 2014: National Visa Center sent petition to U.S. Embassy/Consulate Sanaa Yemen

September 29, 2014: Fiance completed DS-160

October 20, 2014: Scheduled appointment via Web

October 28, 2014: Fiance was rejected to be seen. Embassy denying they have case.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Yemen
Timeline

You have to wait for them to mail a letter to YOUR US address.

Appointments in Yemen take anywhere from 5 months - 1 year to be scheduled.

They sent my appointment letter after the date of the intended date and we missed it. Even by email they will not confirm your date. After we got the letter they rescheduled another one for 5 months later. That letter was also late. They did however upon the fervent request of my fiance email him the appointment letter.

For CR1 visas cases from October of 2013 have not had their appointments scheduled.

My NOA2 was OCT 2013 and I had my appt in July 2014 and now I am in AP.

I would email them and just ask that they send an email/call in addition to their normal postal notification when they have your date picked.

Good luck!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Yemen
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You don't schedule appointments for K1's in their NIV system as it is handled by the IV department. Also email the IV email for any correspondences with them. This embassy will break your heart with their snail pace and is prone to frequent closures as well.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Yemen
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This is the right email : ivsanaa@state.gov

I would email them a short email asking them to notify you via email/phone of your appointment time. I don't want you to miss your appt like we did bc of their mistake.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Yemen
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Shahara13, thank you for your information. I was under the impression that since it is a Non-Immigrant Visa, that I would contact the NIV division. I know that they have frequent closures, but if they don't schedule us an appointment for another 5-6 months, and our petition expires at the end of December, then what?

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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*** Thread moved from K-1 Process forum to the Embassy/Consulate forum -- topic involves that phase. ***


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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Tink,

Non-Immigrant visa = Tourist, Student, Work-permit. All are to return to country of origin when visa expires.

Immigrant Visa = Person will legally reside in the US as a permanent resident, in your case, when you & fiance get married.

Your fiance probably went to the Non-Immigrant Visa section, where they wouldn't have his info. Meanwhile, the Immigrant Visa section was wondering why he was a no-show.


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Dec 11, 2014 - Filed I-130 via DCF @ US Embassy Manila (...and we're on the clock...) - Read about my experience filing DCF here > http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/527064-filed-dcf-i-130-for-ir-1-at-us-embassy-manila-aar/

Dec 11, 2014 - NOA1: Not sure what to put here, Dec 11, 2014, Dec 24, 2014 or something in between.

Dec 24, 2014 - NOA2: I called USCIS @ USEM on Jan 5, 2015 and was told the I-130 was approved on Christmas Eve. Thank you Santa!

Jan 13, 2015 - MNL Case Number & Packet 3 Received via email (I emailed the IV Unit-Manila requesting these on Jan 5, 2015 and Jan 12, 2015)

Jan 21, 2015 - NOA2: Mailed (via PhilPost!) paper/hard copy delivered to our place here in Manila.

Jan 22, 2015 - Packet 3: Mailed (again via PhilPost!) paper/hard copy delivered to out place here in Manila.

Feb 24 & 25, 2015 - Day 1 & Day 2 of Medical @ SLEC. Immunizations given on Day 2, thankfully

Mar 5, 2015 - USEM Interview Appointment - IR-1 Visa Approved! (CEAC Status updated to ISSUED afternoon of interview day)

Mar 10, 2015 - 3pm - Received SMS saying IV Package ready for pickup at 2GO MoA. Picked up at 5pm. (Shipped/Picked Up/In Hand on 3rd Business Day post interview)

Mar 13, 2015 - CFO Manila - Done

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Now disposing/selling/giving away/shipping to the US stuff from 14 years in the PHL and 4 years together before heading to POE.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Yemen
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Tink,

Non-Immigrant visa = Tourist, Student, Work-permit. All are to return to country of origin when visa expires.

Immigrant Visa = Person will legally reside in the US as a permanent resident, in your case, when you & fiance get married.

Your fiance probably went to the Non-Immigrant Visa section, where they wouldn't have his info. Meanwhile, the Immigrant Visa section was wondering why he was a no-show.

No, they just refused him at the door when he tried to sign in and said we don't have your case here.

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