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Received the NOIR on our I-130

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Hi everyone, the NOIR for our case finally came today was given 15days to send in a rebuttal. I have just 11 days from today co It was mailed march 4th but delivered on march 7th. The CO states.

1. That we were introduced to each through a friend

2. That I proposed to marriage within a month.

3. That I went to Nigeria and within 3 weeks of my visit and us seeing the first time we got married.

4. That family members didn't show up in our court wedding but our friends and my spouse uncle.

5. That when I visited Nigeria, that I didn't stay with my in-laws but stayed in hotel.

6. That when my wife was asked about my hobby, that she appeared to be lack knowledge of my life and routine.

7. That the photographs we submitted only show the wedding and few other pictures that appear to have been taken over a few days.

Few answers to the CO notes on us.

1. I met my wife through one of her friends. I have know my wife's friend here in US since 2009. She's a good lady in all ramifications and God fearing, so I approached her then that I would be so happy to meet one of her friends to be my wife. So she said her friends are in Nigeria, so we were introduced to each other. The first thing I told my wife in our early conversations then was I wanted her as a wife. That I wasn't interested in wasting my time and anyone's time anymore. That I just wanted to settle down. She appeared to me responsible and I made up my mind to go tie the knot with her in a lil court marriage so I don't lose her. And I wont lie to you all, she's the best thing that has happened to me in my adult life. I TRUST THIS WOMAN and that's all I wanted, someone I could trust and she hasn't failed me in any way since 2012 that we met.

In addition, not many readers may believe in this but some Nigerians do consult with their pastors to pray with them concerning making decisions with marriage. I did that within a month we met and my wife did so, I was encouraged by my pastor to move with the union and I did.

2. The above explanation explains 2 also

3. I quickly went home in Nigeria to go tie the knot wt her so I don't lose her coz I know she's best with me. (Met her April and I married her in August). I have seen that happened in the US here too.

4. When I travelled home, I didn't make known to many people so I planned it to just have lil court marriage with my wife and that when I am financially buoyant to do the traditional wedding and church wedding, I will invite the whole family.

5. The main reason I stayed in hotel was for security purpose because Nigeria is not all that safe for people that come in from overseas, I only go to the hotel to sleep at night but I had all my meals in my in-laws house.

6. I really don't have a known hobby then coz I was in nursing school and I had to work to pay my bills, so all I do then was work and study( studying is not really my hobby but I just had to study so I can pass.....LOL). The CO was asking my wife continuously if I party and she said repeatedly I don't .She was asked what do I normally do then, she replied I work a lot and also go to school.

7. I am really not a person that likes taking pictures and that's killing us with USCIS. But we have few more now.

Please advise and your comments/contributions will be well appreciated as I am preparing my rebuttal.

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Also, send as many proofs of things husbands and wives do together when they are apart. Examples:

Phone logs,

facebook\whattsapp chats,

skype history,

emails to each other,

sms\texts,

money transfers,

any joint tax retuns,

valentines\birthday cards and gifts.

This isnt a complete list, but hopefully gives an idea of evidence that shows a bona fide marriage.

Wish you luck; all the best.


USCIS

January 16, 2015 I-130 Mailed, Chi lockbox January 20, 2015 Priority Date, January 21, 2015 NOA1 notice date, Assigned VSC, January 23, 2015 Check Cashed, electronically March 5, 2015 NOA2

NVC

March 27, 2015 NVC received April 6, 2015 Case#, IIN# assigned April 8, 2015 Paid AOS + IV fee Invoices May 5, 2015 AOS + IV package submitted May 11, 2015 Scan Date

June 11, 2015 DS-260 submitted June 25, 2015 False checklist (for ds260).. hello? June 30, 2015 Answered checklist Aug 5, 2015 Escalated to Supervisor review Aug 13, 2015 Case Complete

Consular

Sept 10, 2015 Interview Scheduled Sept 11, 2015 P4 Letter received Sept 21, 2015 file In transit from NVC Sept 23, 2015 file at Embassy

Sept 28, 2015 Medical Oct 14, 2015 Biometrics Oct 15, 2015 Interview (Approved) Oct 19, 2015 IV visa Issued Oct 23, 2015 Passport Pickup

POE

Nov 2, 2015 Entered the US Nov 16, 2015 Applied for SSN, walk-in Nov 20, 2015 Social Security Card recd Jan 15, 2016 GC received

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I think the above are great proofs of evidence. I would also include affidavits from the friend who introduced the two of you and other people who have been with you two together who can attest to your relationship.


11/06: Husband EWI from Mexico
11/08: Started dating

11/11: Husband got deported
1/11/14: Got married
3/13/14-11/2/14:
I-130
1/26/15-3/17/15: NVC

5/28/15: INTERVIEW - denied

6/8/15: I-601/I-212 waivers received

11/17/15: I-601/I-212 waivers APPROVED

12/11/15: HUBBY HOME!! :dance:

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You need to explain your relationship with more of an American mind. To say that you started by telling a woman that you are going to marry her is not how people of the US think.

" The first thing I told my wife in our early conversations then was I wanted her as a wife" It would pass better if reworded " I made it clear early in our conversations that I was looking to get married and didn't want to drag out a courtship"


This will not be over quickly. You will not enjoy this.

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How about getting the pastor you prayed with to write an affidavit about how Nigerian marriage works and how he recommended you to get married etc. I think an affidavit from a pastor will go along way, especially to determine Nigerian culture.


Met online October 2010


Engaged December 31st 2011


heart.gifMarried May 14th 2013 heart.gif



USCIS Stage


September 8th 2014 - Filed I-130 with Nebraska Service Center


September 16th 2014 - NOA1 received


March 2nd 2015 - NOA2 received :dancing:



NVC Stage


March 28th 2015 - Choice of agent complete & AOS fee paid


April 17th 2015 - IV fee paid


May 1st 2015 - Sent in IV application


May 12th 2015 - Sent in AOS and IV documents


May 18th 2015 - Scan Date


June 18th 2015 - Checklist received


June 22nd 2015 - Checklist response sent to NVC


June 25th 2015 - Put for Supervisor Review


Sept 15th 2015 - Request help from Texas US Senator Cornyn and his team


Sept 23rd 2015 - Our case is moved from supervisor review to NVC's team for dealing with Senator requests


Nov 4th 2015 - CASE COMPLETE!!!! :dancing:



Embassy Stage


Dec 16th 2015 - Medical exam


Dec 21st 2015 - Interview


Dec 21st 2015 - 221(g) issued at interview for updated forms


Jan 13th 2016 - Mailed our reply to the 221(g) to the US Embassy, received and CEAC updated the next morning


Jan 20th 2016 - Embassy require more in-depth info on asset for i-864


Feb 1st 2016 - Sent more in-depth info on assets as requested. Received the next morning


Feb 16th 2016 - Visa has been issued :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing:



In the US


April 5th 2016 - POE Newark. No questions asked.


April 14th 2016 - SSN received


May 10th 2016 - First day at my new job :dancing:


May 27th 2016 - Green Card received


June 7th 2016 - Got my Texas driver's license

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Thanks everyone for your response. We were able to have our traditional and church wedding last year October and all our family members were there. It was a big party. I have assembled the fllgs also,

Phone logs,

facebook\whattsapp chats,

skype history,

emails to each other,

sms\texts,

money transfers and gifts receipts.

My only problem is the State judiciary systems are on strike In Nigeria right now and most affidavits are done at state courts in Nigeria. Only few cities have federal courts where this can be done and coupled with just 11 0r 10 days left to reply out of the 15 days given, So I don't intend using affidavits from Nigeria. So my plan is to just get affidavits from my very close friends and associates here. Two of the people that attended our court registry/marriage then in 2012 live in Houston too as husband and wife and I plan on getting them on affidavits too.

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Here's update on my wife's case. She got approved again 09/29/2015 after I submitted rebuttal to NOIR on 03/17/15. Would like to know if our case will be send directly to d embassy or NVC? Would it be treated as reaffirmed case at NVC or we will through the same process as if its new case at NVC. Thanks

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