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K1 Process for Fiances in the Middle East (Libya/North Africa)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Libya
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I want to start this topic to discuss any setbacks, problems, or difficulties for those of us with fiances in the Middle East.

My fiance is in Libya.....

The US Embassy in Libya is closed until further notice. Libyan nationals are required to travel to Morocco for the embassy requirements, unless we can get another embassy to take the case. For a Libyan this is difficult because Libyans can't enter Morocco without obtaining an additional visa from Morocco. My fiance wants to go to Tunisia because it is much more convenient.

So, my point here is that I imagine that others are also having additional problems they have to deal with besides the regular process of the K1, if your fiance is in a Middle Eastern country, they face more scrutiny and additional challenges in this process.

After 3 expedite requests, finally USCIS approved the petition. Now we are waiting for it to go to NVC. I called them and they told me that I could send NVC a legal document showing my fiance has permission to be present in Tunisia and that they will send it there for us, otherwise we will have to get approval directly from that embassy to take our case.

Another issue....there is no mail in Libya!!! There will be no receiving of packets or letters in Libya, what is going to happen?

Has anybody had any similar visa journeys with fiances in the Middle East for this process they can share?


19-Sept-14: I-129F Delivered

23-Sept-14: NOA1 (I-797C ~ Texas Lockbox accepted I-129F)

24-Sept-14: NOA1 (E-mail & Text)

Sent to California Service Center

3-Nov-14: Requested expedite by mailed letter with UN Human Rights Reports (Humanitarian Situation)

14-Nov-14: NOA2 (I-129F Petition Approved ~ E-mail & Text)

1-Dec-14: NVC Received Case

2-Dec-14: NVC Case Number Assigned

9-Dec-14: Embassy Received

3-Feb-15: "Package 3" Received/Turned In

25-Feb-15: "Package 4" - Received Interview Date

19-Mar-15: Interview ~ Approved

27-Mar-15: Visa Issued

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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~Moved from K1 Process to MENA Regional Forum~

~commentary/inquiry is region-specific~


Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

"Si vis amari, ama" - Seneca

 

 

 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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I want to start this topic to discuss any setbacks, problems, or difficulties for those of us with fiances in the Middle East.

My fiance is in Libya.....

The US Embassy in Libya is closed until further notice. Libyan nationals are required to travel to Morocco for the embassy requirements, unless we can get another embassy to take the case. For a Libyan this is difficult because Libyans can't enter Morocco without obtaining an additional visa from Morocco. My fiance wants to go to Tunisia because it is much more convenient.

So, my point here is that I imagine that others are also having additional problems they have to deal with besides the regular process of the K1, if your fiance is in a Middle Eastern country, they face more scrutiny and additional challenges in this process.

After 3 expedite requests, finally USCIS approved the petition. Now we are waiting for it to go to NVC. I called them and they told me that I could send NVC a legal document showing my fiance has permission to be present in Tunisia and that they will send it there for us, otherwise we will have to get approval directly from that embassy to take our case.

Another issue....there is no mail in Libya!!! There will be no receiving of packets or letters in Libya, what is going to happen?

Has anybody had any similar visa journeys with fiances in the Middle East for this process they can share?

I wonder if they could do everything by email???? What a tough situation. I don't have any answers for you but thought I would just bring up the email thing. I hope the best for you guys

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Libya
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Yes now that i have researched more i am sure it will be. It is quite a difficult situation...


19-Sept-14: I-129F Delivered

23-Sept-14: NOA1 (I-797C ~ Texas Lockbox accepted I-129F)

24-Sept-14: NOA1 (E-mail & Text)

Sent to California Service Center

3-Nov-14: Requested expedite by mailed letter with UN Human Rights Reports (Humanitarian Situation)

14-Nov-14: NOA2 (I-129F Petition Approved ~ E-mail & Text)

1-Dec-14: NVC Received Case

2-Dec-14: NVC Case Number Assigned

9-Dec-14: Embassy Received

3-Feb-15: "Package 3" Received/Turned In

25-Feb-15: "Package 4" - Received Interview Date

19-Mar-15: Interview ~ Approved

27-Mar-15: Visa Issued

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Morocco
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contact the embassy in Tunisia and see if your fiance can have a copy of the packet sen in a pdf file and brought to the interview. . .


Service Center : Texas Service Center
Consulate : Morocco
I-129F Sent : 2014-06-07
I-129F NOA1 : 2014-06-11
I-129F NOA2 : 2014-11-21

NVC Received : 2014-12-09

Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned: 2014-12-10

NVC Left: 2014-12-11

Consulate Received: 2014-12-17

Packet 3 Received: 2014-12-29

Interview Date: 2015-01-12

Refusal due to failed drug test, required one year of drug tests

Final Drug Test: 2016-01-21; PASSED

A few days later the embassy called:

PETITION EXPIRED - RETURNED TO USCIS

Service Center : Nebraska Service Center
Consulate : Morocco

Married : May 7, 2016

I-130 Sent : 2016-05-20

I-130 NOA1 : 2016-05-23

Transferred : 2016-10-12

I-130 NOA2 : 2016-11-08

NVC Received : 2016-12-01

Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2016-12-03

Pay AOS Bill : 2016-12-03

Send AOS Package : 2016-12-08

Submit Ds-261 : 2016-12-03

Receive IV Bill : 2016-12-03

Pay IV Bill : 2016-12-30

Send IV Package: 2016-12-08

Checklist: 2017-03-31

Case Completed at NVC2017-05-01

Interview Date: 2017-06-06

Interview Result : Administrative Processing 

 

Visa In Hand: September 28, 2017

POE: October 19, 2017 - JFK

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