Jump to content
s-luvs-k

All Japan Filers

1,568 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Japan
Timeline
4 minutes ago, Scott001 said:

Nope. I didn't do the DS-5540. Looking at that form I'm glad I didn't have to. Seems like a PIA. Just the Affidavit of Support form, I-864. 

Good to know, with all the uncertainty and Corona issues I'm going to have the i864, i134 and DS 5540 all available for her just in case. I'd like to get her out of there as soon as possible in the event of a formal travel ban.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
Timeline

On the ustraveldocs site:

 

 IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION:

Information for visa applicants regarding novel coronavirus:  As of March 19, 2020, the United States Embassy and Consulates in Japan are cancelling routine nonimmigrant visa appointments.  We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time. The MRV fee is valid and may be used for a visa application in the country where it was purchased within one year of the date of payment. If you have an urgent matter and need to travel immediately, please follow the guidance provided at https://www.ustraveldocs.com/jp/jp-main-contactus.asp to request an emergency appointment.


I-130                                                                 I-129F

Spoiler

 

Mailed: Mar. 9, 2019 (Phoenix LB)              Aug. 9,  2019

Delivered: Mar. 12, 2019                               Aug. 12, 2019

NOA1/PD: Mar. 15,  2019 (LIN)                   Aug. 15,  2019

NOA2: Sep. 24, 2019 - Approved                 Sep. 24, 2019 - Denied 

I-130 sent to NVC: Oct. 8, 2019

Received NVC: Oct. 18, 2019

NVC Case#: Nov. 09, 2019 (Assigned to China, should be Japan )

AOS Submitted: Nov. 18, 2019

IV Submitted:  Dec. 23, 2019

AOS/IV Approved: Jan. 16, 2020 

Interview Scheduled: Jan. 23, 2020

 

Request location change: Mid Nov. 2019 --> Feb. 21, 2020

Contacted my Reps (House, Senate): Feb. 5, 2020 - Rep contacted Guangzhou & Tokyo. 

Response 1: Feb. 11, 2020 - Guangzhou gave copy/paste info to my Rep's office.

Response 2: Feb. 18, 2020 - Tokyo Embassy - Requested transfer fm China - Case moved to Administrative Processing 

Response 3: Feb. 21, 2020 - Transfer complete; New interview scheduled.

 

Interview Date: Mar. 2, 2020 - Tokyo Embassy 

Interview Result: Approved

Visa Issued: Mar. 4, 2020

Visa in hand: Mar. 6, 2020

 

Time: ~359 Days from start to finish 

POE:  Stupid COVID-19 delaying travel to the US :clock:

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Japan
Timeline

I am a K1 beneficiary and I am a Japanese citizen with dual citizenship in the Philippines. My question is, do I have to disclose my dual citizenship in DS-160 form? If yes, will it affect my Japanese citizenship since Japan is not recognizing dual citizenship after reaching 22 years of age.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Japan
Timeline

I was planning to try to visit my fiance in Japan this summer, however the ban on us citizens from entering the country is still in place, and my flight was just cancelled.

 

Only options I see now are we have to wait indefinitely until other country travel restrictions are lifted, or she can try coming here to the United States for 3 months.

 

Has anyone had any luck with this approach with the travel restrictions that we have in place?  I didn't see anywhere where it said Japanese citizens are banned from entering the United States.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, A.j. said:

I was planning to try to visit my fiance in Japan this summer, however the ban on us citizens from entering the country is still in place, and my flight was just cancelled.

 

Only options I see now are we have to wait indefinitely until other country travel restrictions are lifted, or she can try coming here to the United States for 3 months.

 

Has anyone had any luck with this approach with the travel restrictions that we have in place?  I didn't see anywhere where it said Japanese citizens are banned from entering the United States.

 

I'm in a similar situation – wanting to visit my wife there, then fly back to the US together after she's had her visa interview at the US embassy – though I don't have a flight booked already. There are still flights going between the US and Japan, and aside from US citizens returning to the US from Japan, the flights seem to be predominantly for Japanese nationals traveling between both countries. I see no way to work around these barriers, unfortunately, and would simply counsel patience until travel restrictions are lifted.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
Timeline
On 5/19/2020 at 6:05 AM, JapanResident said:

I'm in a similar situation – wanting to visit my wife there, then fly back to the US together after she's had her visa interview at the US embassy – though I don't have a flight booked already. There are still flights going between the US and Japan, and aside from US citizens returning to the US from Japan, the flights seem to be predominantly for Japanese nationals traveling between both countries. I see no way to work around these barriers, unfortunately, and would simply counsel patience until travel restrictions are lifted.

To add on to this, Japan is not allowing gaijin card holders to reenter as well.

 

My wife is from China and has lived/worked in Japan for 10+ years. Her visa expires soon so she was going to come here for a few weeks then go back to close up shop.  But the Japan government (by phone and email) said she wouldn't be allowed entry if she traveled to a country listed within 14 days. 

 

https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page4e_001053.html

 

Hopefully they change that rule before the visa expires.

Or she can convince her company to allow her to telework forever. 


I-130                                                                 I-129F

Spoiler

 

Mailed: Mar. 9, 2019 (Phoenix LB)              Aug. 9,  2019

Delivered: Mar. 12, 2019                               Aug. 12, 2019

NOA1/PD: Mar. 15,  2019 (LIN)                   Aug. 15,  2019

NOA2: Sep. 24, 2019 - Approved                 Sep. 24, 2019 - Denied 

I-130 sent to NVC: Oct. 8, 2019

Received NVC: Oct. 18, 2019

NVC Case#: Nov. 09, 2019 (Assigned to China, should be Japan )

AOS Submitted: Nov. 18, 2019

IV Submitted:  Dec. 23, 2019

AOS/IV Approved: Jan. 16, 2020 

Interview Scheduled: Jan. 23, 2020

 

Request location change: Mid Nov. 2019 --> Feb. 21, 2020

Contacted my Reps (House, Senate): Feb. 5, 2020 - Rep contacted Guangzhou & Tokyo. 

Response 1: Feb. 11, 2020 - Guangzhou gave copy/paste info to my Rep's office.

Response 2: Feb. 18, 2020 - Tokyo Embassy - Requested transfer fm China - Case moved to Administrative Processing 

Response 3: Feb. 21, 2020 - Transfer complete; New interview scheduled.

 

Interview Date: Mar. 2, 2020 - Tokyo Embassy 

Interview Result: Approved

Visa Issued: Mar. 4, 2020

Visa in hand: Mar. 6, 2020

 

Time: ~359 Days from start to finish 

POE:  Stupid COVID-19 delaying travel to the US :clock:

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: IR-5 Timeline
On 4/8/2020 at 6:43 AM, Aloha1 said:

I am a K1 beneficiary and I am a Japanese citizen with dual citizenship in the Philippines. My question is, do I have to disclose my dual citizenship in DS-160 form? If yes, will it affect my Japanese citizenship since Japan is not recognizing dual citizenship after reaching 22 years of age.

You can not hide anything and must disclose the truth or risk getting denied the visa.


04/21/20: IR-5 Submitted Online 

04/21/20: NOA1 Issued online

04/27/20: NOA1 Received via postal mail from Texas Service Center

04/27/20: Touched

04/28/20: Case Transferred to California Service Center

05/14/20: Touched 

05/15/20: Touched 

07/01/20: Touched

07/06/20: Touched 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
Timeline
Posted (edited)
On 5/19/2020 at 6:05 AM, JapanResident said:

I'm in a similar situation – wanting to visit my wife there, then fly back to the US together after she's had her visa interview at the US embassy – though I don't have a flight booked already. There are still flights going between the US and Japan, and aside from US citizens returning to the US from Japan, the flights seem to be predominantly for Japanese nationals traveling between both countries. I see no way to work around these barriers, unfortunately, and would simply counsel patience until travel restrictions are lifted.

My wife just told me JTB is starting to book trips (tours) to Hawaii from mid-July. There was talk locally of setting up a travel bubble between Japan and Hawaii. So it might be a good sign Japan will open up for US passport holders.  Or at the very least, allow foreigners living in Japan to return if they leave. 

Edited by Scott001

I-130                                                                 I-129F

Spoiler

 

Mailed: Mar. 9, 2019 (Phoenix LB)              Aug. 9,  2019

Delivered: Mar. 12, 2019                               Aug. 12, 2019

NOA1/PD: Mar. 15,  2019 (LIN)                   Aug. 15,  2019

NOA2: Sep. 24, 2019 - Approved                 Sep. 24, 2019 - Denied 

I-130 sent to NVC: Oct. 8, 2019

Received NVC: Oct. 18, 2019

NVC Case#: Nov. 09, 2019 (Assigned to China, should be Japan )

AOS Submitted: Nov. 18, 2019

IV Submitted:  Dec. 23, 2019

AOS/IV Approved: Jan. 16, 2020 

Interview Scheduled: Jan. 23, 2020

 

Request location change: Mid Nov. 2019 --> Feb. 21, 2020

Contacted my Reps (House, Senate): Feb. 5, 2020 - Rep contacted Guangzhou & Tokyo. 

Response 1: Feb. 11, 2020 - Guangzhou gave copy/paste info to my Rep's office.

Response 2: Feb. 18, 2020 - Tokyo Embassy - Requested transfer fm China - Case moved to Administrative Processing 

Response 3: Feb. 21, 2020 - Transfer complete; New interview scheduled.

 

Interview Date: Mar. 2, 2020 - Tokyo Embassy 

Interview Result: Approved

Visa Issued: Mar. 4, 2020

Visa in hand: Mar. 6, 2020

 

Time: ~359 Days from start to finish 

POE:  Stupid COVID-19 delaying travel to the US :clock:

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
Timeline
Posted (edited)

Just found out Guam will be opening their tourism industry on July 1, 2020 to Japan, S. Korea, and Thailand. The 14-day quarantine will be removed.  Guam also has a P.O.E. if you need to get a visa stamped. I'm hoping it will be reciprocal for folks going to Japan. 

 

https://www.pncguam.com/quarantine-to-be-lifted-for-tourists-july-1-limited-dine-in-service-resumes-friday/

 

https://www.pncguam.com/japan-lifts-coronavirus-emergency/

 

 

Edited by Scott001

I-130                                                                 I-129F

Spoiler

 

Mailed: Mar. 9, 2019 (Phoenix LB)              Aug. 9,  2019

Delivered: Mar. 12, 2019                               Aug. 12, 2019

NOA1/PD: Mar. 15,  2019 (LIN)                   Aug. 15,  2019

NOA2: Sep. 24, 2019 - Approved                 Sep. 24, 2019 - Denied 

I-130 sent to NVC: Oct. 8, 2019

Received NVC: Oct. 18, 2019

NVC Case#: Nov. 09, 2019 (Assigned to China, should be Japan )

AOS Submitted: Nov. 18, 2019

IV Submitted:  Dec. 23, 2019

AOS/IV Approved: Jan. 16, 2020 

Interview Scheduled: Jan. 23, 2020

 

Request location change: Mid Nov. 2019 --> Feb. 21, 2020

Contacted my Reps (House, Senate): Feb. 5, 2020 - Rep contacted Guangzhou & Tokyo. 

Response 1: Feb. 11, 2020 - Guangzhou gave copy/paste info to my Rep's office.

Response 2: Feb. 18, 2020 - Tokyo Embassy - Requested transfer fm China - Case moved to Administrative Processing 

Response 3: Feb. 21, 2020 - Transfer complete; New interview scheduled.

 

Interview Date: Mar. 2, 2020 - Tokyo Embassy 

Interview Result: Approved

Visa Issued: Mar. 4, 2020

Visa in hand: Mar. 6, 2020

 

Time: ~359 Days from start to finish 

POE:  Stupid COVID-19 delaying travel to the US :clock:

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
Timeline

Update - JTB pushed the Hawaii yours back to Aug. 1, 2020 :mellow:


I-130                                                                 I-129F

Spoiler

 

Mailed: Mar. 9, 2019 (Phoenix LB)              Aug. 9,  2019

Delivered: Mar. 12, 2019                               Aug. 12, 2019

NOA1/PD: Mar. 15,  2019 (LIN)                   Aug. 15,  2019

NOA2: Sep. 24, 2019 - Approved                 Sep. 24, 2019 - Denied 

I-130 sent to NVC: Oct. 8, 2019

Received NVC: Oct. 18, 2019

NVC Case#: Nov. 09, 2019 (Assigned to China, should be Japan )

AOS Submitted: Nov. 18, 2019

IV Submitted:  Dec. 23, 2019

AOS/IV Approved: Jan. 16, 2020 

Interview Scheduled: Jan. 23, 2020

 

Request location change: Mid Nov. 2019 --> Feb. 21, 2020

Contacted my Reps (House, Senate): Feb. 5, 2020 - Rep contacted Guangzhou & Tokyo. 

Response 1: Feb. 11, 2020 - Guangzhou gave copy/paste info to my Rep's office.

Response 2: Feb. 18, 2020 - Tokyo Embassy - Requested transfer fm China - Case moved to Administrative Processing 

Response 3: Feb. 21, 2020 - Transfer complete; New interview scheduled.

 

Interview Date: Mar. 2, 2020 - Tokyo Embassy 

Interview Result: Approved

Visa Issued: Mar. 4, 2020

Visa in hand: Mar. 6, 2020

 

Time: ~359 Days from start to finish 

POE:  Stupid COVID-19 delaying travel to the US :clock:

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Japan
Timeline

I received interview date email from NVC.

My case was DQed in end of April and I had been waiting to get my interview appointment set.

 

Sharing with you all in case there's others like me out there waiting for the same email :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, dancingorca said:

I received interview date email from NVC.

My case was DQed in end of April and I had been waiting to get my interview appointment set.

 

Sharing with you all in case there's others like me out there waiting for the same email :)

Wow! Great news! Patiently waiting, we got our DQ at the end of May. Finally this gives me some hope!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Japan
Timeline
21 hours ago, dancingorca said:

I received interview date email from NVC.

My case was DQed in end of April and I had been waiting to get my interview appointment set.

 

Sharing with you all in case there's others like me out there waiting for the same email :)

Congrats!!! I'm so glad to hear that. 🥰

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×
×
  • Create New...