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My fiancee' is convinced that the Embassey in Moscow is turning down all or most K1 Visas.. Does anyone know the true facts on the approval rate for the k1 visas coming out of the Moscow Embassey?

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I don't have any hard proof, but everything I've read so far points to Moscow approving K-1s quite easily. Take a look at the reviews section for the Moscow Consulate, pretty much all of them say positive things. My fiancé is from Moscow, so I've been paying close attention to info about that consulate myself. I'd say relax, don't worry.

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In all the years I have been on here, I can't think of any out right denials. Sure, there have been cases where RFE's were issued mostly for additional proof of relationship, but I believe all of those were eventually issued visas. There could have been one or two denials, but I don't remember seeing them. Tourist (B) visas on the other hand have a much higher rate of denial, but even those are not as difficult as they used to be.

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My fiancee' is convinced that the Embassey in Moscow is turning down all or most K1 Visas.. Does anyone know the true facts on the approval rate for the k1 visas coming out of the Moscow Embassey?

Thanks

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Moscow is one of the easiest consulates for K1 visas from what I've read as long as all your paperwork and proof is in order.


1/4/13 - I129-F Sent | 1/8/13 - Received by USCIS
1/10/13 - NOA1 to VSC | 1/11/13 - Text/Email | 1/17/13 - Hard Copy Received
1/16/13 - Alien Registration Number changed
5/24/13 or 5/29/13 - Case Transferred to TSC
7/2/13 - NOA2 from TSC! (173 days from NOA1) | 7/6/13 - Hard Copy Received
7/18/13 - Shipped to NVC | 7/26/13 - Received at NVC and case number assigned
7/29/13 - In transit to consulate | 7/31/13 - Received by consulate
8/20/13 - Medical - Passed | 8/21/13 - Interview - Approved!
8/28/13 - Passport with visa ready to pickup from courier
10/17/13 - POE - JFK
10/28/13 - Applied for SSN and marriage license | 11/2/13 - SS card received
11/21/13 - Wedding


12/30/13 - I485/I765/I131 Sent | 1/2/14 - Received by USCIS
1/3/14 - NOA1 to NBC | 1/16/14 - Hard Copy Received
2/4/14 - Biometrics
3/7/14 - AP and EAD approved!
3/11/14 - AP/EAD card mailed | 3/14/14 - Received
4/10/14 - Interview Waiver letter
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5/2/16 - I-751 Sent | 5/5/16 - Received by USCIS
5/6/16 - NOA1 to VSC
6/14/16 - Biometrics

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As long as you complete your K-1 Visa paperwork correctly and show proof of relationship there should be no issues. My finacee just got her visa 2 weeks ago. She said the interview was simple, easy, and fast. The extra stress was not needed...

Good Luck.


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US Entry: 2015-04-09
POE: Portland, OR
Marriage: 2015-06-20
Processing Estimates/Stats: Your I-129f was approved in 20 days from your NOA1 date.
I-485 Sent: 2015-06-30
I-765 Sent: 2015-06-30
I-485 NOA1: 2015-07-01
I-765 NOA1: 2015-07-01    
Biometrics Appt.: 2015-07-29
I-765 Approved: 2015-09-03
EAD Card Received: 2015-10-02    
I-485 Interview: 2016-01-13
I-485 Approval: 2016-01-13
Greencard Received: 2016-01-23

I-751 NOA1 ROC: 2017-10-18

I-751 Received at Local Office: 2018-02-26

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