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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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My wife will be having an interview on December 16th at Islamabad embassy.

I am panicking because I saw somewhere that if you do not spend enough time with your spouse after marriage you will be put into AP.

So here are the details, I went to Pakistan this year on January 18th and got married on January 24th and came back to USA on February 1st. I did not visit her again since I only get 12 vacation days per year. I do talk to her on skype everyday and I financially support her as well. We do have evidence of bonafide marriage/ongoing relationship. Infact, I did not even send anything extra to USCIS only joint bank account letter and I only sent required documents at NVC. I have not encountered any problem at USCIS or NVC stage with RFEs or checklists respectively.

Can CO raise an issue during my wife's interview that why your husband hasn't spend a lot of time with you and did not visit you again and put the case in AP? Just wanted to get feedback from people who had a similar experience as me.

Thank you in advance.


IR1/CR1 Timeline:

01/24/2014: Married

02/11/2014: I130 Sent

02/19/2014: I130 NOA1

06/25/2014: I130 Approved (NOA2)

07/07/2014: NVC Received

07/16/2014: Case # and IIN Assigned

08/04/2014: Received DS 261 and AOS Invoice Email

08/04/2014: Submitted DS 261

08/06/2014: Paid AOS Fee

08/07/2014: AOS Package Sent

08/11/2014: AOS Package Scanned

08/30/2014: Received IV Bill

08/30/2014: Paid IV Bill

09/03/2014: IV Package Sent

09/03/2014: Submitted Ds-260

09/05/2014: IV Package Scanned

10/14/2014: Case Complete

12/01/2014: Medical (Completed)

12/16/2014: Interview Scheduled for 7:00 AM (APPROVED) :dancing: :dancing: :dancing:

12/17/2014: Visa "ISSUED" :dancing::dancing::dancing::dancing::dancing:

01/24/2015: POE - JFK, NY

ROC Timeline:

11/11/2016: I-751 sent to VSC

11/14/2016: I-751 package received at VSC

11/16/2016: Check cashed

11/18/2016: NOA1 Received

12/14/2016: Biometrics Appointment

10/17/17: Approval letter received in mail

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Met Playing Everquest in 2005
Engaged 9-15-2006
K-1 & 4 K-2'S
Filed 05-09-07
Interview 03-12-08
Visa received 04-21-08
Entry 05-06-08
Married 06-21-08
AOS X5
Filed 07-08-08
Cards Received01-22-09
Roc X5
Filed 10-17-10
Cards Received02-22-11
Citizenship
Filed 10-17-11
Interview 01-12-12
Oath 06-29-12

Citizenship for older 2 boys

Filed 03/08/2014

NOA/fee waiver 03/19/2014

Biometrics 04/15/14

Interview 05/29/14

In line for Oath 06/20/14

Oath 09/19/2014 We are all done! All USC no more USCIS

 

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~~Two duplicate threads removed. Please do not make multiple threads for the same or similar topic.~~

Ok but please do not remove my thread from all the forums. I need to know answer of my question from people who had similar experience. I will take it to my regional forum. Please do not remove it from there, I am requesting you.

Thank you.


IR1/CR1 Timeline:

01/24/2014: Married

02/11/2014: I130 Sent

02/19/2014: I130 NOA1

06/25/2014: I130 Approved (NOA2)

07/07/2014: NVC Received

07/16/2014: Case # and IIN Assigned

08/04/2014: Received DS 261 and AOS Invoice Email

08/04/2014: Submitted DS 261

08/06/2014: Paid AOS Fee

08/07/2014: AOS Package Sent

08/11/2014: AOS Package Scanned

08/30/2014: Received IV Bill

08/30/2014: Paid IV Bill

09/03/2014: IV Package Sent

09/03/2014: Submitted Ds-260

09/05/2014: IV Package Scanned

10/14/2014: Case Complete

12/01/2014: Medical (Completed)

12/16/2014: Interview Scheduled for 7:00 AM (APPROVED) :dancing: :dancing: :dancing:

12/17/2014: Visa "ISSUED" :dancing::dancing::dancing::dancing::dancing:

01/24/2015: POE - JFK, NY

ROC Timeline:

11/11/2016: I-751 sent to VSC

11/14/2016: I-751 package received at VSC

11/16/2016: Check cashed

11/18/2016: NOA1 Received

12/14/2016: Biometrics Appointment

10/17/17: Approval letter received in mail

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I doubt it because like you said, you only get so much time off from work. If the CO questions her regarding that, she can explain that reason.

Just to be on the safe side, make sure she takes prints of your Skype sessions and/or sms/chats.

That helped a lot with my friends case. And since you do support her financially, that can be proven as well.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
Timeline

Ok but please do not remove my thread from all the forums. I need to know answer of my question from people who had similar experience. I will take it to my regional forum. Please do not remove it from there, I am requesting you.

Thank you.

It is considered spamming when you post the same thread multiple times. Members will answer, you just need to give it some time.

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Edited by Ontarkie

Spoiler

Met Playing Everquest in 2005
Engaged 9-15-2006
K-1 & 4 K-2'S
Filed 05-09-07
Interview 03-12-08
Visa received 04-21-08
Entry 05-06-08
Married 06-21-08
AOS X5
Filed 07-08-08
Cards Received01-22-09
Roc X5
Filed 10-17-10
Cards Received02-22-11
Citizenship
Filed 10-17-11
Interview 01-12-12
Oath 06-29-12

Citizenship for older 2 boys

Filed 03/08/2014

NOA/fee waiver 03/19/2014

Biometrics 04/15/14

Interview 05/29/14

In line for Oath 06/20/14

Oath 09/19/2014 We are all done! All USC no more USCIS

 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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My husband just recently had his interview (nov 7) and CO made a suspicious face when he asked my husband- why did i only stay for 17 days :ranting: and my husband gave the same answer that I have to work and because i was handling all the paperwork for our case...and at the end of the interview CO told my husband that if I had been there at the interview with him it would have been better (I don't know why he said this if the interview letter clearly says the petitioner is not required to be at the interview!)...and gave him the 221g white slip for AP!

But thats just our case and everyones case is different...


Interview- November 7,2014

Results- Administrative Processing

Updates-

November 10,2014

December 15,2014

February 18,2015

February 19,2015

February 20,2015

March 7,2015 (Saturday)

March 25,2015 (Email)

March 27,2015 (Email)

April 9,2015 (Email)

April 16,2015

April 30,2015

May 4,2015

May 22,2015 (Email)

May 28,2015 (Email)

June 3,2015 (Email)

June 24,2015

June 25,2015

June 26,2015

September 29,2015

October 1,2015

October 2,2015

October 16,2015 Status shows ISSUED! ALHAMDULILLAH!

Visa in hand October 19,2015

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and the CO asked us for our Skype, Facebook chat logs and mobile records (we also talk every single day)....my husband had those at the interview and the CO kept it....


Interview- November 7,2014

Results- Administrative Processing

Updates-

November 10,2014

December 15,2014

February 18,2015

February 19,2015

February 20,2015

March 7,2015 (Saturday)

March 25,2015 (Email)

March 27,2015 (Email)

April 9,2015 (Email)

April 16,2015

April 30,2015

May 4,2015

May 22,2015 (Email)

May 28,2015 (Email)

June 3,2015 (Email)

June 24,2015

June 25,2015

June 26,2015

September 29,2015

October 1,2015

October 2,2015

October 16,2015 Status shows ISSUED! ALHAMDULILLAH!

Visa in hand October 19,2015

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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Ok but please do not remove my thread from all the forums. I need to know answer of my question from people who had similar experience. I will take it to my regional forum. Please do not remove it from there, I am requesting you.

Thank you.

You will be fine since it's kind of unrealistic to fly to Pakistan twice in the same calendar year. It isn't exactly a trip to the mall.

Tell her to take evidence of a bonafide marriage with her- gift receipts, wire transfers, bank statements, phone logs, facebook screen shots, Skype logs, phone bills and plenty of wedding pics and pics of you guys in a casual environment.

It will be okay. The other posters comment about her husband getting AP is pretty irrelevant. 90% of males in Islamabad are placed under AP anyway. The same does not apply for female applicants.


NOA2: 4/13/2014

NVC Received Case: 4/28/2014

NVC Assigned Case no and IIN: 5/21/2014

DS261 available and submitted: 5/31/2014

AOS fees available and paid: 6/2/2014

AOS package sent out:6/3/2014

AOS fee shows paid: 6/4/2014

Resubmitted DS261 because it showed incomplete: 6/5/2014

AOS Package scanned at NVC: 6/9/2014 :protest:

IV fees paid: 7/10/14 :ranting:

DS260 Submitted: 7/12/14 :ranting:

IV Packaged Scanned by NVC: 7/15/2014 :ranting:

CC:9/7/2014 :dancing:

Interview:10/29/2014 :dancing: :dancing::dancing:

POE:11/09/2014 :dancing::dancing::dancing:

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You will be fine since it's kind of unrealistic to fly to Pakistan twice in the same calendar year. It isn't exactly a trip to the mall.

Tell her to take evidence of a bonafide marriage with her- gift receipts, wire transfers, bank statements, phone logs, facebook screen shots, Skype logs, phone bills and plenty of wedding pics and pics of you guys in a casual environment.

It will be okay. The other posters comment about her husband getting AP is pretty irrelevant. 90% of males in Islamabad are placed under AP anyway. The same does not apply for female applicants.

Thank you Nauman. As a bonafide evidence of ongoing relationship/marriage, she will be taking wedding and casual environment pictures, skype call log, money transfer receipts, joint bank account letter, monthly statements of joint account, life insurance policy where she is listed as beneficiary, her airplane ticket and my airplane ticket because I want to be with her at her POE.

I hope that will be enough to prove our relationship to CO on the day of interview.


IR1/CR1 Timeline:

01/24/2014: Married

02/11/2014: I130 Sent

02/19/2014: I130 NOA1

06/25/2014: I130 Approved (NOA2)

07/07/2014: NVC Received

07/16/2014: Case # and IIN Assigned

08/04/2014: Received DS 261 and AOS Invoice Email

08/04/2014: Submitted DS 261

08/06/2014: Paid AOS Fee

08/07/2014: AOS Package Sent

08/11/2014: AOS Package Scanned

08/30/2014: Received IV Bill

08/30/2014: Paid IV Bill

09/03/2014: IV Package Sent

09/03/2014: Submitted Ds-260

09/05/2014: IV Package Scanned

10/14/2014: Case Complete

12/01/2014: Medical (Completed)

12/16/2014: Interview Scheduled for 7:00 AM (APPROVED) :dancing: :dancing: :dancing:

12/17/2014: Visa "ISSUED" :dancing::dancing::dancing::dancing::dancing:

01/24/2015: POE - JFK, NY

ROC Timeline:

11/11/2016: I-751 sent to VSC

11/14/2016: I-751 package received at VSC

11/16/2016: Check cashed

11/18/2016: NOA1 Received

12/14/2016: Biometrics Appointment

10/17/17: Approval letter received in mail

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You will be fine since it's kind of unrealistic to fly to Pakistan twice in the same calendar year. It isn't exactly a trip to the mall.

Tell her to take evidence of a bonafide marriage with her- gift receipts, wire transfers, bank statements, phone logs, facebook screen shots, Skype logs, phone bills and plenty of wedding pics and pics of you guys in a casual environment.

It will be okay. The other posters comment about her husband getting AP is pretty irrelevant. 90% of males in Islamabad are placed under AP anyway. The same does not apply for female applicants.

Thank you Naumanxenon. As a bonafide evidence of ongoing relationship/marriage, she will be taking wedding and casual environment pictures, skype call log, money transfer receipts, joint bank account letter, monthly statements of joint account, life insurance policy where she is listed as beneficiary, her airplane ticket and my airplane ticket because I want to be with her at her POE.

I hope that will be enough to prove our relationship to CO on the day of interview.


IR1/CR1 Timeline:

01/24/2014: Married

02/11/2014: I130 Sent

02/19/2014: I130 NOA1

06/25/2014: I130 Approved (NOA2)

07/07/2014: NVC Received

07/16/2014: Case # and IIN Assigned

08/04/2014: Received DS 261 and AOS Invoice Email

08/04/2014: Submitted DS 261

08/06/2014: Paid AOS Fee

08/07/2014: AOS Package Sent

08/11/2014: AOS Package Scanned

08/30/2014: Received IV Bill

08/30/2014: Paid IV Bill

09/03/2014: IV Package Sent

09/03/2014: Submitted Ds-260

09/05/2014: IV Package Scanned

10/14/2014: Case Complete

12/01/2014: Medical (Completed)

12/16/2014: Interview Scheduled for 7:00 AM (APPROVED) :dancing: :dancing: :dancing:

12/17/2014: Visa "ISSUED" :dancing::dancing::dancing::dancing::dancing:

01/24/2015: POE - JFK, NY

ROC Timeline:

11/11/2016: I-751 sent to VSC

11/14/2016: I-751 package received at VSC

11/16/2016: Check cashed

11/18/2016: NOA1 Received

12/14/2016: Biometrics Appointment

10/17/17: Approval letter received in mail

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You're worrying too much. Inshallah it will be okay. You shouldn't have trouble. The CO's in Islamabad are reasonable people from my own experience and that of others. My wife had no problems whatsoever. They didn't even ask to see the other evidence. They only looked at a few wedding pics.

Thank you Naumanxenon. As a bonafide evidence of ongoing relationship/marriage, she will be taking wedding and casual environment pictures, skype call log, money transfer receipts, joint bank account letter, monthly statements of joint account, life insurance policy where she is listed as beneficiary, her airplane ticket and my airplane ticket because I want to be with her at her POE.

I hope that will be enough to prove our relationship to CO on the day of interview.


NOA2: 4/13/2014

NVC Received Case: 4/28/2014

NVC Assigned Case no and IIN: 5/21/2014

DS261 available and submitted: 5/31/2014

AOS fees available and paid: 6/2/2014

AOS package sent out:6/3/2014

AOS fee shows paid: 6/4/2014

Resubmitted DS261 because it showed incomplete: 6/5/2014

AOS Package scanned at NVC: 6/9/2014 :protest:

IV fees paid: 7/10/14 :ranting:

DS260 Submitted: 7/12/14 :ranting:

IV Packaged Scanned by NVC: 7/15/2014 :ranting:

CC:9/7/2014 :dancing:

Interview:10/29/2014 :dancing: :dancing::dancing:

POE:11/09/2014 :dancing::dancing::dancing:

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I suggest u go to the interview with ur spouse .. it will make things much easier..and make sure u go a few days before and make alot of pics with both of u and the family.


:wub: Married The Love Of My Life Aug 22, 2013 :wub:


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USCIS


Sep-14-2013: I-130 sent


Sep-17-2013: NOA1


Mar-04-2014: Case Transferred to CSC


Mar-21-2014: NOA2 :dancing:


Mar-27-2014: NOA2 Hard Copy



**********


NVC


Apr-07-2014: NVC Received


Apr-28-2014: Requested For Expedite


May-06-2014: Case Number Assigned (Starting With ISL)


May-08-2014: Consulate Denied Expedite Request


May-09-2014: Email Received (Case Number Starting With LND) :wacko:


May-09-2014: Sent Email To NVC To Change Beneficiary's Consulate


May-12-2014: Received Email From NVC > Request For An Expedite Is Under Review WTH..! :? :blink:


May-22-2014: Expedite Request Denied AGAIN..!!


May-23-2014: Ds-261 Submitted


May-23-2014: AOS Fees Payed


June-03-2014: Reply from NVC - case change request under review


July-02-2014: FINALLY..!! NEW CASE NUMBER RECEIVED :dancing:


July-07-2014: IV fee invoiced & PAYED..!!


July-09-2014: IV fee showed payed & DS-260 Available


July-14-2014: IV Package mailed & DS-260 Submitted (scan date: July 18th)


July-15-2014: AOS package mailed (scan date: July 21st)


Sep-10-2014: IV packet reviewed and accepted..!


Sep-12-2014: CASE COMPLETED..! :dance:


Interview scheduled: 10-03-14


Interview Date: 11-13-14 @ 7:00am (Approved but need to submit a new passport & status=AP)


Nov-19-2014: Submitted new passport


Nov-23-2014: Status date updated but still shows AP


Nov-28-2014: VISA ISSUED


Dec-09-2014: POE - JFK- NY


Dec-15-2014: SS card in the mail



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