Jump to content

115 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Welcome to the May Support and Rant Thread, we are hear to help and comfort t4621.gif each other through this very difficult and arduous journey. You can complain, get angry and cry here you can ask questions and we will do our best to answer them but links below will be helpful to you in this process please use them. Also feel free to be happy and announce good news of any kind we are here for each other happy or sad. t4582.gif
There is no such thing as off topic here, this is your thread, we are family and will stand by your side when you need us.

Please no negativity we are under enough stress to deal with it ty.

***** If you need questions answered during your NVC processing please go to the NVC Filers - May 2015 thread:
http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/547081-nvc-filers-may-2015/

Please on this http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/547081-nvc-filers-may-2015/ study the first page
If link above doesn't work please enter NVC Filers - April 2015 in VJ search and you'll find it there.
Saylin aka 129fs238648.gif has for you

it is full of very helpful information you will need for this part of the process, read it over and over again.

When you are done with NVC and receive Case Complete you will need to go to Dwheels thread, for those waiting for
interviews she's a sweet heart and is extremely helpful, link: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/547122-june-2015-interviews/
If link above doesn't work please enter May 2015 Interview in VJ search and you'll find it there.
Please also read the first page here carefully so you will be prepared and it will answer a lot of you questions.

Please call Her Dwheelsness her Majesty or just plain Her Dwheelsness She is royalty you know. graphics-queen-938344.gif

Let the games begin. kurby2.gif This way :Dkurby2.gif

NOTHING IS OFF TOPIC ON THIS THREAD!

Links for Emotecons :) use them as freely as you wish. :D
http://www.sherv.net/emoticons.html
http://www.freesmileys.org/
http://yoursmiles.org/index.php
http://www.picgifs.com/smileys/

mini-graphics-dancing-and-singing-259303h0403.gifegyptian.gifmini-graphics-dancing-and-singing-259303

Edited by Soloenta

America, Give Me My Spouse/Fiancé !

https://www.youtube....O6dwPf8HqZBzjUA

Help us make processing times at USCIS service centers fairer.
http://helptsc.tumblr.com/

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Married. 10-16-2011. (L)

I-130 Sent. 03-14-2014 PD changed 6-24-2013. Received DS-261 / AOS Bill: 05-28-2014.

I-130 NOA1. 03-20-2013. Pay AOS Bill: 05-28- 2014. smileys-money-114847.gif

Returned to me due to mistake. 04-27-2013. Submit DS-261: 05-28-2014 Scanned on May 30 Th.
Returned to USCIS
04-30-2013. Send AOS Package: 06-10-2014.
Returned to me again USCIS mistake.
05-14-2013. Send AOS Package: 06-10-2014.
Returned to USCIS. 06-24-2013 due to travel. Receive IV Bill: 07-07-2014. 2uge4p4.gif
I-130 NOA2, Approved. 04-08-2014. Send IV Package: 07-22-2014 Scanned 07/24/2014.
Your I-130 was approved in 283, actual 343 days.
Submitted DS-260; 07/14/2014

Arrived NVC. 04-25-2014. NVC requested parents marriage cert, 10/10/2014

Case number given. 05-20-2014. Last scan date, 10/22/2014
Sent AOS Package: 06-10-2014. AOS Approved: 12-16-2014. egyptian.gif
Sent AOS Package: 06-10-2014.
Receive I-864 Package: 06-25-2014.
Pay AOS Bill: 05-28- 2014. smileys-money-114847.gif

CASE COMPLETE : They lied, 09-17-2014 42.gifActual CC 12-16-2014. Finally smiley-sick014.gif

Interview date given on 12-29-2014. Interview date 02-19-2015

01-29-2015 - Medical

02-19-2015 - Interview: Denied, reason given does not believe we are a Bona Fide marriage. voodoo-smiley-emoticon.gif groin-kick-smiley-emoticon.gif

-----------------------------------------

9hftc5sfgir1vd95.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm Heeeeeeeeeeeere! This is my 7th thread... Really, I can't believe I'm still here. :devil:


USCIS

10/11/2014 – Mailed I-130 packet to the Chicago Lockbox
10/14/2014 – I-130 packet signed for
10/15/2014 – Priority date assigned
10/19/2014 – Acceptance confirmation email received
10/20/2014 – Check cashed
10/24/2014 – Received I-797C (NOA1)
10/27/2014 – Faxed the USCIS expedite packet to the Senator's office
10/29/2014 – Expedite request sent to USCIS from the Senator's office on my behalf
11/05/2014 – USCIS approved I-130 petition
11/07/2014 – USCIS sent case to the NVC for processing
11/08/2014 – Received I-797, Approval!!! (NOA2)

NVC

11/11/2014 - Emailed the NVC Expedite Packet to the Senator's office
11/12/2014 - Expedite request sent to NVC from the Senator's office on my behalf
11/12/2014 - NVC received case from USCIS
11/28/2014 - Received confirmation email from NVC, expedite request was received and is being processed
12/09/2014 - NVC Case number assigned
12/10/2014 - NVC Welcome letter email
12/10/2014 - Submitted form DS-261
12/11/2014 - AOS fee invoiced
12/12/2014 - AOS fee submitted
12/15/2014 - AOS fee shows paid
12/16/2014 - Sent AOS and IV packets
12/17/2014 - AOS and IV packets received by NVC
12/17/2014 - Embassy denied expedite without a reason, informed over the phone by Hazel from NVC

12/19/2014 - Received email from NVC confirming AOS and IV packets received, scan date 12/17
12/19/2014 - IV fee invoiced

12/19/2014 - IV fee submitted
12/23/2014 - IV fee shows paid

12/26/2014 - Submitted DS-260
02/17/2015 - Case complete!!! :)
05/04/2015 - Interview date received by phone, scheduled for 06/10/2015

05/08/2015 - Received P4 email

US Embassy Cairo

05/12/2015 - Embassy received case from NVC

06/10/2015 - Interview approved!!! :)

07/20/2015 - Visa received

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

what do you do when you're at the end of your rope?? I try to stay positive but frankly I don't even want to be positive anymore! I want to be angry! I'm so sick & tired of saying..."it'll come when the time is right" ? I want the time to be now!!! Is that so stinking much to ask!!!??? I just want our interview date to be scheduled so I can REALLY see an end to this nvc nightmare!! I'm so done with it all!!! ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

what do you do when you're at the end of your rope?? I try to stay positive but frankly I don't even want to be positive anymore! I want to be angry! I'm so sick & tired of saying..."it'll come when the time is right" ? I want the time to be now!!! Is that so stinking much to ask!!!??? I just want our interview date to be scheduled so I can REALLY see an end to this nvc nightmare!! I'm so done with it all!!! ?

You need to let it all out, whether it is by yelling, turning the music up and singing at the top of your lungs, punching a punching bag, crying your eyes out, or all of the above, you just need to let the waves of emotions out. At the end of it all, you will eventually find peace again, even if it is only temporary.

I do this on a regular basis. Have a total meltdown, then I am fine again for a couple weeks, until I just can't hold in anymore.


USCIS

10/11/2014 – Mailed I-130 packet to the Chicago Lockbox
10/14/2014 – I-130 packet signed for
10/15/2014 – Priority date assigned
10/19/2014 – Acceptance confirmation email received
10/20/2014 – Check cashed
10/24/2014 – Received I-797C (NOA1)
10/27/2014 – Faxed the USCIS expedite packet to the Senator's office
10/29/2014 – Expedite request sent to USCIS from the Senator's office on my behalf
11/05/2014 – USCIS approved I-130 petition
11/07/2014 – USCIS sent case to the NVC for processing
11/08/2014 – Received I-797, Approval!!! (NOA2)

NVC

11/11/2014 - Emailed the NVC Expedite Packet to the Senator's office
11/12/2014 - Expedite request sent to NVC from the Senator's office on my behalf
11/12/2014 - NVC received case from USCIS
11/28/2014 - Received confirmation email from NVC, expedite request was received and is being processed
12/09/2014 - NVC Case number assigned
12/10/2014 - NVC Welcome letter email
12/10/2014 - Submitted form DS-261
12/11/2014 - AOS fee invoiced
12/12/2014 - AOS fee submitted
12/15/2014 - AOS fee shows paid
12/16/2014 - Sent AOS and IV packets
12/17/2014 - AOS and IV packets received by NVC
12/17/2014 - Embassy denied expedite without a reason, informed over the phone by Hazel from NVC

12/19/2014 - Received email from NVC confirming AOS and IV packets received, scan date 12/17
12/19/2014 - IV fee invoiced

12/19/2014 - IV fee submitted
12/23/2014 - IV fee shows paid

12/26/2014 - Submitted DS-260
02/17/2015 - Case complete!!! :)
05/04/2015 - Interview date received by phone, scheduled for 06/10/2015

05/08/2015 - Received P4 email

US Embassy Cairo

05/12/2015 - Embassy received case from NVC

06/10/2015 - Interview approved!!! :)

07/20/2015 - Visa received

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You need to let it all out, whether it is by yelling, turning the music up and singing at the top of your lungs, punching a punching bag, crying your eyes out, or all of the above, you just need to let the waves of emotions out. At the end of it all, you will eventually find peace again, even if it is only temporary.

I do this on a regular basis. Have a total meltdown, then I am fine again for a couple weeks, until I just can't hold in anymore.

Thanks! That's exactly what I need to do! I've always been the one who holds it all together but I think it's time for me to let loose!! Yep...think I'll go out in the back yard and take a stick to a tree!! Then cry...lol!! Thanks for the reminder that it's ok...and probably necessary, to loose it once in a while!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I feel really down today and have been crying all week. I can't concentrate on work and feel extremely stressed, I am getting restless legs syndrome because of this. I know most people here have been waiting way longer but I just don't know how to feel any bettr. My hubby is stuck, if he accepts a job he will need to sign a contract and if he starts school he would be wasting the semester if he has to immigrate in between. We are not sure how long this would take and can't make any plans. Hubby is extremely depressed him due to being far from me and not getting anywhere. I am currently working for home but I cannot relocate to Pakistan with my current employer. I have found jobs that are purely remote and can be done anywhere in the world in my field but I haven't been considered for them yet.

I am thinking about asking for my hubbys passport back from the Embassy and try to have him apply for a visit visa. It wouldn't hurt to try even if he has 1% chance. It's only been a month but it seems like a year already, I don't know how not to be glued to the CEAC website. I am hoping for the best but seeing my hubby in stress and depression is making it all worse for me. I wish I could hug him and be with him at least during this time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I feel so much energy stuck inside me recently, I scream and cry, I turn on the music and sing on top of my lungs too and punch around but nothing helps. I think I will finally openly scream in happiness when my husbands visa says "Issued" instead of AP.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@JennyLu

I feel you I can understand what it must feel like to wait so long for an interview. I hope you spouse gets an interview super fast. All the staying positive and everything, only we know how frustrating it sounds when we hear it. I feel like I always hold everything together too and I am going crazy now that it's not in my hands. I just hope all goes through well for you, I will keep you in my prayers. All we can do is scream, cry, act crazy and stay positive. I visualize the "Issued" screen everyday in CEAC.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@Maharosa

I hope and pray that a day comes so fast where you never have to come back to one of these threads. I am with you, I have a total meltdown, do all the screaming, punching, crying, acting crazy singing weird stuff and then I am okay for couple of weeks.

However, now I want it done just to have my husband feeling better. I appreciate him so much and cannot bear see him go through this. He has waited 15 years for me and I wished I would've started this earlier and I wish I had known it would take so long. I just want to make him feel better and be with him, he had his career on hold and I just wish I could control this.

I wish that the govt realizes what we are going through, my hubby has no bad record of any kind but has a common last name. I just hope and pray that soon enough you don't have to come back here and pray that your case is resolved soon. Love and Hugs for you!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@Maharosa

I hope and pray that a day comes so fast where you never have to come back to one of these threads. I am with you, I have a total meltdown, do all the screaming, punching, crying, acting crazy singing weird stuff and then I am okay for couple of weeks.

However, now I want it done just to have my husband feeling better. I appreciate him so much and cannot bear see him go through this. He has waited 15 years for me and I wished I would've started this earlier and I wish I had known it would take so long. I just want to make him feel better and be with him, he had his career on hold and I just wish I could control this.

I wish that the govt realizes what we are going through, my hubby has no bad record of any kind but has a common last name. I just hope and pray that soon enough you don't have to come back here and pray that your case is resolved soon. Love and Hugs for you!!!!

Thank you so much for the kind words. I'm really struggling just thinking I have been at this process for 6 1/2 months and 6 of those months have been at the NVC. I don't understand why USCIS even bothers to expedite cases just for them to get hung up with the NVC. 10 1/2 weeks since case complete still no sign of an interview. It's so depressing...


USCIS

10/11/2014 – Mailed I-130 packet to the Chicago Lockbox
10/14/2014 – I-130 packet signed for
10/15/2014 – Priority date assigned
10/19/2014 – Acceptance confirmation email received
10/20/2014 – Check cashed
10/24/2014 – Received I-797C (NOA1)
10/27/2014 – Faxed the USCIS expedite packet to the Senator's office
10/29/2014 – Expedite request sent to USCIS from the Senator's office on my behalf
11/05/2014 – USCIS approved I-130 petition
11/07/2014 – USCIS sent case to the NVC for processing
11/08/2014 – Received I-797, Approval!!! (NOA2)

NVC

11/11/2014 - Emailed the NVC Expedite Packet to the Senator's office
11/12/2014 - Expedite request sent to NVC from the Senator's office on my behalf
11/12/2014 - NVC received case from USCIS
11/28/2014 - Received confirmation email from NVC, expedite request was received and is being processed
12/09/2014 - NVC Case number assigned
12/10/2014 - NVC Welcome letter email
12/10/2014 - Submitted form DS-261
12/11/2014 - AOS fee invoiced
12/12/2014 - AOS fee submitted
12/15/2014 - AOS fee shows paid
12/16/2014 - Sent AOS and IV packets
12/17/2014 - AOS and IV packets received by NVC
12/17/2014 - Embassy denied expedite without a reason, informed over the phone by Hazel from NVC

12/19/2014 - Received email from NVC confirming AOS and IV packets received, scan date 12/17
12/19/2014 - IV fee invoiced

12/19/2014 - IV fee submitted
12/23/2014 - IV fee shows paid

12/26/2014 - Submitted DS-260
02/17/2015 - Case complete!!! :)
05/04/2015 - Interview date received by phone, scheduled for 06/10/2015

05/08/2015 - Received P4 email

US Embassy Cairo

05/12/2015 - Embassy received case from NVC

06/10/2015 - Interview approved!!! :)

07/20/2015 - Visa received

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@Maharosa

I bet it is. NVC was not too long for but even I was going crazy, 6.5 months at NVC is just retarted and way too excessive. It's 60 days for them to review so what's taking them so long? Try to speak to a manager, did you get an RFE that delayed the process? I would be depressed too if I was in your situation so I completely understand. We have our life on hold and these people just don't understand.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I kept sending them expedite letter even at NVC and even though they didn't approve even though I had a legit strong reason, but I think it got them to keep looking at my application. I literally cried on the phone with a manager because the system showed my IV application was not complete even though I had completed it 4 months prior and 2-3 days after that converstion my interview was scheduled. I don't know if it was just time or that manager actually looked into it, she actually called me back after I hung up and she said to submit it again and she will look at it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@Maharosa

I bet it is. NVC was not too long for but even I was going crazy, 6.5 months at NVC is just retarted and way too excessive. It's 60 days for them to review so what's taking them so long? Try to speak to a manager, did you get an RFE that delayed the process? I would be depressed too if I was in your situation so I completely understand. We have our life on hold and these people just don't understand.

We had no checklists, we submitted our documents as soon as our AOS fee was paid, we completed each step as soon as it was available. They reviewed our documents 62 days after they were submitted. Spoke to a supervisor a couple of times but that didn't make a difference. Requested expedite several times based on the reason USCIS approved our expedite but have continually been denied. I even tried after case complete on 2/17 but still nothing. You're right, they don't understand.


USCIS

10/11/2014 – Mailed I-130 packet to the Chicago Lockbox
10/14/2014 – I-130 packet signed for
10/15/2014 – Priority date assigned
10/19/2014 – Acceptance confirmation email received
10/20/2014 – Check cashed
10/24/2014 – Received I-797C (NOA1)
10/27/2014 – Faxed the USCIS expedite packet to the Senator's office
10/29/2014 – Expedite request sent to USCIS from the Senator's office on my behalf
11/05/2014 – USCIS approved I-130 petition
11/07/2014 – USCIS sent case to the NVC for processing
11/08/2014 – Received I-797, Approval!!! (NOA2)

NVC

11/11/2014 - Emailed the NVC Expedite Packet to the Senator's office
11/12/2014 - Expedite request sent to NVC from the Senator's office on my behalf
11/12/2014 - NVC received case from USCIS
11/28/2014 - Received confirmation email from NVC, expedite request was received and is being processed
12/09/2014 - NVC Case number assigned
12/10/2014 - NVC Welcome letter email
12/10/2014 - Submitted form DS-261
12/11/2014 - AOS fee invoiced
12/12/2014 - AOS fee submitted
12/15/2014 - AOS fee shows paid
12/16/2014 - Sent AOS and IV packets
12/17/2014 - AOS and IV packets received by NVC
12/17/2014 - Embassy denied expedite without a reason, informed over the phone by Hazel from NVC

12/19/2014 - Received email from NVC confirming AOS and IV packets received, scan date 12/17
12/19/2014 - IV fee invoiced

12/19/2014 - IV fee submitted
12/23/2014 - IV fee shows paid

12/26/2014 - Submitted DS-260
02/17/2015 - Case complete!!! :)
05/04/2015 - Interview date received by phone, scheduled for 06/10/2015

05/08/2015 - Received P4 email

US Embassy Cairo

05/12/2015 - Embassy received case from NVC

06/10/2015 - Interview approved!!! :)

07/20/2015 - Visa received

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

C'mon Nebraska, I seek a quick NOA2!!!!!

Edited by Karmalious

PETITION I-130

1/2/2015 - Petition sent to Phoenix Lockbox

1/6/2015 - NOA #1 Receipt

7/1/2015 - NOA #2 Approved

7/10/2015 - Email from Nebraska stating sent the case to NVC

NVC

7/16/15 - Case Received by NVC

7/30/15 - Case number assigned

8/3/15 - DS-261 Agent available

8/4/15 - DS-261 Agent completed

8/4/15 - AOS fee available & paid

8/6/15 - Check cleared the bank & bar-code cover sheet now available

8/13/15 - AOS Packet & IV Packet sent to NVC by priority mail

8/15/15 - IV fee available & paid same day

8/17/15 - NVC received package

8/19/15 - Check cleared the bank & DS-260 available & DS-260 completed!!! ALSO, we received email notification from NVC that they received package on 8/17

- Case completed at NVC

- Case sent to Embassy on this date

EMBASSY

- Embassy received packet

- Wife received Packet 3/4 Instructions

- Medical appointment

- Interview

Point of Entry

- Enter Austin, Texas

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
- 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.
×