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Last Week Tonight: Translators (A discussion of middle eastern translator refugee visas)

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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So it turns out that out of thousands of 'special category' (read: refugee) visas available in 2011 for translators helping protect US soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq, only 3 were issued. Why? The State Department says that, basically, the applicants are failing to fill out all the paperwork at NVC. Could that be because one of the forms required is the DS260, which must be filled out online and others you must get a note from a supervisor you worked under--who may no longer be in your country or may have been a contractor that you cannot contact due to their whole company being pulled.


Met in 2010 on a forum for a mutual interest. Became friends.
2011: Realized we needed to evaluate our status as friends when we realized we were talking about raising children together.

2011/2012: Decided we were a couple sometime in, but no possibility of being together due to being same sex couple.

June 26, 2013: DOMA overturned. American married couples ALL have the same federal rights at last! We can be a family!

June-September, 2013: Discussion about being together begins.

November 13, 2013: Meet in person to see if this could work. It's perfect. We plan to elope to Boston, MA.

March 13, 2014 Married!

May 9, 2014: Petition mailed to USCIS

May 12, 2014: NOA1.
October 27, 2014: NOA2. (5 months, 2 weeks, 1 day after NOA1)
October 31, 2014: USCIS ships file to NVC (five days after NOA2) Happy Halloween for us!

November 18, 2014: NVC receives our case (22 days after NOA2)

December 17, 2014: NVC generates case number (50 days after NOA2)

December 19, 2014: Receive AOS bill, DS-261. Submit DS-261 (52 days after NOA2)

December 20, 2014: Pay AOS Fee

January 7, 2015: Receive, pay IV Fee

January 10, 2015: Complete DS-260

January 11, 2015: Send AOS package and Civil Documents
March 23, 2015: Case Complete at NVC. (70 days from when they received docs to CC)

May 6, 2015: Interview at Montréal APPROVED!

May 11, 2015: Visa in hand! One year less one day from NOA1.

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I saw that. what Bull mess. we have a way of getting help from locals during a war the dumping on them. Kurds come to mind. The there s the Montagnard who got a royal bending over from the US in Nam.

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