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My wife had her interview on December 29. Everything went well and she got a paper saying congratulations on the visa and they kept her passport. she logged into the ustraveldocs.com and the site is really slow for her and took a lot to get to pay online or at the bank. When she clicked either or an error message would come up.

The next day I get an email saying additional processing is needed. They only ask for one thing. Her police record for her whole life. She is working on getting that. But we still can't pay. This really sucks because well I thought we got through all the #######. I think this is what cgi stanley wants. She has a police certificate for the time she lived in GZ until now which is 6 years. Which at the interview they looked at.

On a bright note my wife wasn't planning on flying here right away. She has a few projects at work and a few weddings to go to and the earliest she can come is mid March. So I hope everything will be good by then.

Does anyone now how long this will take after we submit the documents? She will have the record next week sometime.

Thanks

Mark

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First, Congratulations on the recent successful interview and too bad for the current minor AP detour. I am not aware of any specific time frame for the Guangzhou consulate for AP processing after requested document submission.... it is likely a wait and see type of thing. Hopefully it will be promptly resolved.

While you are waiting, you may want to correct the interviewing embassy/consulate on your timeline. It currently shows "Armenia"?

Hang in there.

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My wife had her interview on December 29. Everything went well and she got a paper saying congratulations on the visa and they kept her passport. she logged into the ustraveldocs.com and the site is really slow for her and took a lot to get to pay online or at the bank. When she clicked either or an error message would come up.

The next day I get an email saying additional processing is needed. They only ask for one thing. Her police record for her whole life. She is working on getting that. But we still can't pay. This really sucks because well I thought we got through all the #######. I think this is what cgi stanley wants. She has a police certificate for the time she lived in GZ until now which is 6 years. Which at the interview they looked at.

On a bright note my wife wasn't planning on flying here right away. She has a few projects at work and a few weddings to go to and the earliest she can come is mid March. So I hope everything will be good by then.

Does anyone now how long this will take after we submit the documents? She will have the record next week sometime.

Thanks

Mark

1. You had submitted (or shown) them the police certificate and they want it again?

I don't recall on my wife's police certificate containing any date range.

How do you get a "lifetime" police certificate? Did she lived abroad at some point?

2. My fiancee at the time also had two problems with the CGI site.

First, it was very slow, and second, the capcha (you know those garbled up numbers

that's hard to read) wasn't displaying most of the time.

So she started the data entry, but I ended up finishing it for her.

And I recall, printing the final confirmation page to a pdf file,

and emailed her, so that she can print it, and then take it to the CITIC bank to pay the fee.


10-04-2013 We met online
11-21-2013 We met in person in Shanghai for 2 weeks

12-13-2013 I-129F packet sent via express

12-19-2013 USCIS NOA #1 (text and email) received

12-24-2013 USCIS assigns Alien Registration Number
12-31-2013 USCIS NOA #1 hard copy received
06-02-2014 USCIS web site shows NOA #2 approval
06-06-2014 USCIS web site shows case sent to NVC

06-xx-2014 Fiancee acquired birth, marriage, and police certificates from local police station (wrong)

06-16-2014 NVC creates case with GUZ### number

06-19-2014 NVC sends case sent to Guangzhou, China
06-24-2014 Received packet 3 express mail from embassy
06-25-2014 Completed DS-160 and paid K1 visa fee

06-26-2014 Mailed packet 3 response back to Embassy

06-26-2014 Requested police certificate from Russian embassy

07-08-2014 Received packet 4 email from Embassy

07-17-2014 Picked up Russian police certificate

07-25-2014 Fiancee medical exam (received MMR & Varicella, but they missed required TD shot)

07-31-2014 Picked up medical exam reports

08-01-2014 Request (correct) birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service (GongZhengChu)

08-06-2014 Picked up birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service

08-14-2014 Passed Interview Guangzhou embassy

09-01-2014 Received passport, visa, & sealed envelope

09-13-2014 POE

09-17-2014 Went to CBP office to get (US entry) I-94 updated correctly

09-18-2014 Applied for Social Security Card
09-19-2014 Applied for Marriage License (via online)
09-25-2014 Received Social Security Card
09-30-2014 Picked up Marriage License
10-09-2014 Marriage by Justice of Peace
10-09-2014 Got Certified Marriage Certificate Copies
10-17-2014 Received a letter from SS office that they need the marriage license
10-09-2014 Applied to change the social security card name
10-24-2014 Went back to SS office to provide the marriage certificate documents again!!!
12-09-2014 Submitted AOS, EAD, and AP
12-16-2014 Received 16 emails and 16 text NOA messages
01-05-2015 Received Biometrics appointment letter for (01-12-2015)
01-12-2015 Had Biometrics (fingerprint & picture) - Required Marriage Certificate!!!
02-17-2015 EAD and AP is approved
02-23-2015 Received AP is approval letter
02-25-2015 Received EAD/AP combo card (expires 02/16/2016)
02-27-2015 Applied for SS card name change (they took her SS card)
02-27-2015 Driver's learner permit test was denied since the SS card was given to SS office for name change
03-17-2015 Received SS card with married name
03-17-2015 Started to change all her accounts to married name
03-23-2015 Received potential interview waiver letter
03-27-2015 DMV rejects learner's permit due to "legal status=pending" and vision test failure
04-05-2015 Vision test for learner's permit
04-06-2015 DPS sent us letter that DHS cleared my wife's status to acquire driver's license.
04-10-2015 Passed Driver Learner's Permit
04-22-2015 Received Driver Learner's Permit ID card (expires 02/16/2016)
08-27-2015 Green Card approved
08-31-2015 Received Green Card "Welcome Notice Was Mailed" letter
09-05-2015 Received Green card
10-26-2015 Passed Driver's License Road Test (on 3rd attempt)
11-03-2015 Received Driver's License (expires 02/16/2022)
11-06-2015 Applied to remove conditional work remark on SS card
11-23-2015 Received updated Social Security Card.
- - - - - - - - - - Pending Future Processing - - - - - - - - - -
05-27-2017 File 10 Year Green Card
08-27-2017 2 Year Green Card Expires
05-27-2018 File USC

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First, Congratulations on the recent successful interview and too bad for the current minor AP detour. I am not aware of any specific time frame for the Guangzhou consulate for AP processing after requested document submission.... it is likely a wait and see type of thing. Hopefully it will be promptly resolved.

While you are waiting, you may want to correct the interviewing embassy/consulate on your timeline. It currently shows "Armenia"?

Hang in there.

Good luck on your immigration journey.

Thank you! Armenia?? Wow yes I need to update but my computer died on me and I have just been using my phone. A little hard to do things on this site with my phone. I will get that updated asap though.

Thanks

Mark

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I think a police record from the PSB in her hukou city covers all of China, but if you get a police record from the PSB outside of the hukou city then it will only cover that specific region.

Yes you are correct. My wife lives in Guangzhou and her Hukou city his Hefei. Luckily her uncle works for the government and lives there and going to get that for her so she doesn't have to travel there to get it. I hope it won't take long after.

I logged on to the ustraveldocs.com site and got stuck on step 8 also. It just asks for the cgi number and that is all. I cannot choose a payment option.

Thanks

Mark

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payment option after interview?

are you trying to pay the 165 fee to ELIS, instead? [sorry if I seem confused]


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
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My wife got her police certificate, birth certificate, and no marriage certificate from local police,

but later we were advised by VJ-ers here to get it from the GongZhengChu...in what's

alternative called "White Book" by some.

This comes in both Chinese and English in one booklet for each of the certificate,

and that's all that was needed for us.


10-04-2013 We met online
11-21-2013 We met in person in Shanghai for 2 weeks

12-13-2013 I-129F packet sent via express

12-19-2013 USCIS NOA #1 (text and email) received

12-24-2013 USCIS assigns Alien Registration Number
12-31-2013 USCIS NOA #1 hard copy received
06-02-2014 USCIS web site shows NOA #2 approval
06-06-2014 USCIS web site shows case sent to NVC

06-xx-2014 Fiancee acquired birth, marriage, and police certificates from local police station (wrong)

06-16-2014 NVC creates case with GUZ### number

06-19-2014 NVC sends case sent to Guangzhou, China
06-24-2014 Received packet 3 express mail from embassy
06-25-2014 Completed DS-160 and paid K1 visa fee

06-26-2014 Mailed packet 3 response back to Embassy

06-26-2014 Requested police certificate from Russian embassy

07-08-2014 Received packet 4 email from Embassy

07-17-2014 Picked up Russian police certificate

07-25-2014 Fiancee medical exam (received MMR & Varicella, but they missed required TD shot)

07-31-2014 Picked up medical exam reports

08-01-2014 Request (correct) birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service (GongZhengChu)

08-06-2014 Picked up birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service

08-14-2014 Passed Interview Guangzhou embassy

09-01-2014 Received passport, visa, & sealed envelope

09-13-2014 POE

09-17-2014 Went to CBP office to get (US entry) I-94 updated correctly

09-18-2014 Applied for Social Security Card
09-19-2014 Applied for Marriage License (via online)
09-25-2014 Received Social Security Card
09-30-2014 Picked up Marriage License
10-09-2014 Marriage by Justice of Peace
10-09-2014 Got Certified Marriage Certificate Copies
10-17-2014 Received a letter from SS office that they need the marriage license
10-09-2014 Applied to change the social security card name
10-24-2014 Went back to SS office to provide the marriage certificate documents again!!!
12-09-2014 Submitted AOS, EAD, and AP
12-16-2014 Received 16 emails and 16 text NOA messages
01-05-2015 Received Biometrics appointment letter for (01-12-2015)
01-12-2015 Had Biometrics (fingerprint & picture) - Required Marriage Certificate!!!
02-17-2015 EAD and AP is approved
02-23-2015 Received AP is approval letter
02-25-2015 Received EAD/AP combo card (expires 02/16/2016)
02-27-2015 Applied for SS card name change (they took her SS card)
02-27-2015 Driver's learner permit test was denied since the SS card was given to SS office for name change
03-17-2015 Received SS card with married name
03-17-2015 Started to change all her accounts to married name
03-23-2015 Received potential interview waiver letter
03-27-2015 DMV rejects learner's permit due to "legal status=pending" and vision test failure
04-05-2015 Vision test for learner's permit
04-06-2015 DPS sent us letter that DHS cleared my wife's status to acquire driver's license.
04-10-2015 Passed Driver Learner's Permit
04-22-2015 Received Driver Learner's Permit ID card (expires 02/16/2016)
08-27-2015 Green Card approved
08-31-2015 Received Green Card "Welcome Notice Was Mailed" letter
09-05-2015 Received Green card
10-26-2015 Passed Driver's License Road Test (on 3rd attempt)
11-03-2015 Received Driver's License (expires 02/16/2022)
11-06-2015 Applied to remove conditional work remark on SS card
11-23-2015 Received updated Social Security Card.
- - - - - - - - - - Pending Future Processing - - - - - - - - - -
05-27-2017 File 10 Year Green Card
08-27-2017 2 Year Green Card Expires
05-27-2018 File USC

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ya, is 2 seperate offices - 2 different names -

one issues stuff in chinese,

the other issues a notarial translation, chinese into english, making a white book of each thing.

in some places, need to go to several offices for original chinese documents - birth certificate office not same as police clearance certificate office, for example.

in the end - with all chinese documents in hand, go to one office for white books creation.


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

-=-=-=-=-=R E A D ! ! !=-=-=-=-=-

Whoa Nelly ! Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

2mzcunl.gif

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payment option after interview?

are you trying to pay the 165 fee to ELIS, instead? [sorry if I seem confused]

I'm confused at this moment now. We are using the instructions the consulate have my wife. The payment option is online or pay at the bank.

The good news is she got the cgi number. And she should have her new police certificate next week. My wife made a few calls and and found out it will only take a week or two to clear this.

So hopefully that will be it and my wife will get her visa.

Thanks

Mark

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ok - pay what? what is the name of the thing to pay, and what is the amount, in usd or rmb?


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

-=-=-=-=-=R E A D ! ! !=-=-=-=-=-

Whoa Nelly ! Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

2mzcunl.gif

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