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Dear Applicants, /尊敬的申请人,

Under the section 221(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, the Consulate General is unable to issue you an immigrant visa at this time. If you have already submitted your passport to the Consulate General, we will keep your passport with your file pending the issuance of your visa. Further consideration will be given to your visa application after you meet the following requirement(s):

根据移民国籍法案221(g)条款,本馆目前不能批准你的移民签证。如果你的护照已经提交至本馆,本馆将会保留你的护照及档案,直至签证批准。在你达到以下要求后,我们将对你的签证申请作进一步的考虑:

* Please submit the following documents and this letter through CGI’s designated agent CITIC Bank. For instructions on how to submit the required documents, please refer to the “Application Pending Further Action” page in the Immigrant Visa Section of http://ustraveldocs.com .

请通过CGI指定的中信银行提交以下材料及此信。关于提交材料的指引,请参照网站http://ustraveldocs.com 移民签证信息页面上需进一步处理的申请

• For All Applicants: Please submit a passport (with at least 8 months validity) and two new visa photos taken within the past 6 months.

全部申请人:请提交护照(必须有至少8个月的有效期)和两张新的签证照片(最近6个月内拍摄)。

• Police Report(s) will expire on/无犯罪记录公证书将于此日过期:2015-07-15

If you cannot submit the requested documents one month before your Police Certificate expires, please renew and submit a new Police Certificate.

如果你不能在无犯罪记录公证书过期前一个月提交所有材料到领事馆,请提交新的无犯罪记录公证书。

• Medical Report(s) will expire on/体检报告将于此日过期:2015-07-15

If you cannot submit the requested documents one month before your Medical Report expires, please return to the panel physician with your passport for a new medical exam and Medical Report. Please do not submit the chest X-ray. Please note that we will not issue a visa with validity longer than the validity of your Medical Report. You must enter the U.S. before your Medical Report expires.

如果你不能在体检报告过期前一个月提交所有材料到领事馆,请携带护照到指定的体检医院重新体检并提交新的体检报告。请不要提交X光片。请注意,签证有效期必须被限定在体检报告过期日之前。在此情况下,你务必在签证到期前(即体检报告过期前)入境美国。

• The DS-230/DS-260 online application will expire on/ DS-230DS-260表格将于此日过期:2016-01-25

If we receive your document(s) after the expiration date, we will schedule you to update, resubmit the DS-230/DS-260, and return to the Consulate General to have your oath taken in front of a consular officer. If you have previously submitted FORM DS-260, you do not need to complete a new form. Instead, access your existing FORM DS-260 at https://ceac.state.gov/IV to make the appropriate updates, and re-submit the existing form. Then print the DS-260 confirmation page.

如果我们收到你的材料时DS-230/DS260表已过期,我们将安排你更新,重新交表,并回来领事馆在领事面前宣誓。如果你曾经提交过DS-260表格,你不需要填写新的表格,你只需再次登录网页https://ceac.state.gov/IV 在你已经存在的DS-260表格上作适当的更新,然后再次提交该表格,并且打印该DS-260表格的确认页。

I think this means we have a visa! :dancing: But the police and medical report trouble us. If we submit her passport, we cannot renew the medical (they require a passport to renew), and we will surely get a 221(g) if they take too long. Do you guys think this means we finally got our visa? And if so, do you think we should send in our passport or renew the police and medical first? Thanks, everyone.


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K-1 Visa Timeline (Denied, 3 years, 29 days total)
==========================================================================

2009-8-21 - K-1 sent

2009-10-27 - NOA1 received
2009-11-22 - Received request for DS-230
2009-11-26 - DS-230 sent
2010-1-22 - NOA2 received, medical check & interview date (2010-2-11)
2010-2-11 - Interview! Received Blue Slip for China Communist Party membership. sad.png
2010-3-26 - RFE sent, written statement explaining disassociation from CCP
2010-7-22 - Sent an inquiry every month starting 7/22, always still in AP
2010-12-1 - Senator Feinstein's official inquiry, still under AP (yep, doesn't help. Immigration > Senator)

(…many monthly inquiries later…)
2012-6-12 - Final interview scheduled (9/18/2012)

2012-9-18 - K-1 was denied. :cry: We could not overcome INA212(A)(3)(d)

==========================================================================
CR-1 Visa Timeline (Approved, converted into IR-1, 2 years, 1 month, 29 days)
==========================================================================

2012-12-10 - Married in Beijing! <3

2013-5-1 - I-130 sent
2013-5-6 - NOA1 received

2013-12-6 - Case transferred to the TSC

2013-1-9 - (Bogus) RFE received

2013-2-24 - RFE sent

2014-5-2 - NOA2 received

2014-5-6 - Case shipped to NVC

2014-5-14 - Case received at NVC

2014-6-16 - NVC Case Number Assigned

2014-11-15 - NVC Case Complete!

2015-1-6 - Guangzhou Consulate received

2015-1-26 - Interview date!

2015-1-26 - 221(g) denial (again)! :cry: Case being transferred to Washington for a SAO.

2015-5-21 - Consulate e-mailed us and asked for her passport! Approved?

2015-5-23 - Submitted passport to CITIC Bank

2015-6-29 - Passport with visa arrived :dancing:... but expires in 16 days, time to hustle!!!

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Hi,

You are not getting a visa yet. From your post; "The Consulate General is unable to issue you an immigrant visa at this time."

You need to send in the requested documents. If you cannot send them in a month before the police report or medical expires, then hold on to the passport and get new police report and/or medical as advised.

Sending the passport in without the requested documents is an extremely bad idea.

Best of luck.

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*** Country-specific thread moved from CR-1 Process forum to the China regional subforum. ***


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Hi,

You are not getting a visa yet. From your post; "The Consulate General is unable to issue you an immigrant visa at this time."

You need to send in the requested documents. If you cannot send them in a month before the police report or medical expires, then hold on to the passport and get new police report and/or medical as advised.

Sending the passport in without the requested documents is an extremely bad idea.

Best of luck.

The only requested document is the passport, right? They are just giving me a courtesy notice about expiring medical, police and DS-260. The question is whether or not I should renew medical and police reports before sending the passport in??


==========================================================================

K-1 Visa Timeline (Denied, 3 years, 29 days total)
==========================================================================

2009-8-21 - K-1 sent

2009-10-27 - NOA1 received
2009-11-22 - Received request for DS-230
2009-11-26 - DS-230 sent
2010-1-22 - NOA2 received, medical check & interview date (2010-2-11)
2010-2-11 - Interview! Received Blue Slip for China Communist Party membership. sad.png
2010-3-26 - RFE sent, written statement explaining disassociation from CCP
2010-7-22 - Sent an inquiry every month starting 7/22, always still in AP
2010-12-1 - Senator Feinstein's official inquiry, still under AP (yep, doesn't help. Immigration > Senator)

(…many monthly inquiries later…)
2012-6-12 - Final interview scheduled (9/18/2012)

2012-9-18 - K-1 was denied. :cry: We could not overcome INA212(A)(3)(d)

==========================================================================
CR-1 Visa Timeline (Approved, converted into IR-1, 2 years, 1 month, 29 days)
==========================================================================

2012-12-10 - Married in Beijing! <3

2013-5-1 - I-130 sent
2013-5-6 - NOA1 received

2013-12-6 - Case transferred to the TSC

2013-1-9 - (Bogus) RFE received

2013-2-24 - RFE sent

2014-5-2 - NOA2 received

2014-5-6 - Case shipped to NVC

2014-5-14 - Case received at NVC

2014-6-16 - NVC Case Number Assigned

2014-11-15 - NVC Case Complete!

2015-1-6 - Guangzhou Consulate received

2015-1-26 - Interview date!

2015-1-26 - 221(g) denial (again)! :cry: Case being transferred to Washington for a SAO.

2015-5-21 - Consulate e-mailed us and asked for her passport! Approved?

2015-5-23 - Submitted passport to CITIC Bank

2015-6-29 - Passport with visa arrived :dancing:... but expires in 16 days, time to hustle!!!

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Hi - based on the expiration date of the documents,

my opinion is:

Submit passport this week, get visa issued next week, with visa packet delivery back to CITIC within 20 days.

GUZ IV knows about the aging out of documents in July. IMO, they will go quick with the rest of the visa application process once the passport hits the door via CITIC into GUZ IV. You know how to make a document delivery coversheet at ustraveldocs.com/cn ?


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.

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Hi - based on the expiration date of the documents,

my opinion is:

Submit passport this week, get visa issued next week, with visa packet delivery back to CITIC within 20 days.

GUZ IV knows about the aging out of documents in July. IMO, they will go quick with the rest of the visa application process once the passport hits the door via CITIC into GUZ IV. You know how to make a document delivery coversheet at ustraveldocs.com/cn ?

My wife did submit the documents to CITIC on 5/24 with a printed out e-mail and coversheet. So, far.... nothing... not even an e-mail. Is the visa a sure thing? Should I ask her to start the process of quitting her job now? It's going to take 3 weeks.


==========================================================================

K-1 Visa Timeline (Denied, 3 years, 29 days total)
==========================================================================

2009-8-21 - K-1 sent

2009-10-27 - NOA1 received
2009-11-22 - Received request for DS-230
2009-11-26 - DS-230 sent
2010-1-22 - NOA2 received, medical check & interview date (2010-2-11)
2010-2-11 - Interview! Received Blue Slip for China Communist Party membership. sad.png
2010-3-26 - RFE sent, written statement explaining disassociation from CCP
2010-7-22 - Sent an inquiry every month starting 7/22, always still in AP
2010-12-1 - Senator Feinstein's official inquiry, still under AP (yep, doesn't help. Immigration > Senator)

(…many monthly inquiries later…)
2012-6-12 - Final interview scheduled (9/18/2012)

2012-9-18 - K-1 was denied. :cry: We could not overcome INA212(A)(3)(d)

==========================================================================
CR-1 Visa Timeline (Approved, converted into IR-1, 2 years, 1 month, 29 days)
==========================================================================

2012-12-10 - Married in Beijing! <3

2013-5-1 - I-130 sent
2013-5-6 - NOA1 received

2013-12-6 - Case transferred to the TSC

2013-1-9 - (Bogus) RFE received

2013-2-24 - RFE sent

2014-5-2 - NOA2 received

2014-5-6 - Case shipped to NVC

2014-5-14 - Case received at NVC

2014-6-16 - NVC Case Number Assigned

2014-11-15 - NVC Case Complete!

2015-1-6 - Guangzhou Consulate received

2015-1-26 - Interview date!

2015-1-26 - 221(g) denial (again)! :cry: Case being transferred to Washington for a SAO.

2015-5-21 - Consulate e-mailed us and asked for her passport! Approved?

2015-5-23 - Submitted passport to CITIC Bank

2015-6-29 - Passport with visa arrived :dancing:... but expires in 16 days, time to hustle!!!

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sorry, the IV Unit could not print visa foils for some time in June. every one suffered because of it. now there's a backlog about it .

please check ceac status, ustraveldocs passport tracking status, for any updates on her visa status, passport transit status.


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 !

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My wife did submit the documents to CITIC on 5/24 with a printed out e-mail and coversheet. So, far.... nothing... not even an e-mail. Is the visa a sure thing? Should I ask her to start the process of quitting her job now? It's going to take 3 weeks.

Hello,

I just want to say the visa is not a sure thing until your wife has her passport in her hand with the visa in it. I would strongly suggest you don't do ANYTHING until you have this.

Your post is 2 weeks old, has anything changed yet? I know there was some trouble with issuing visas globally as Darnell said.

Edited by I love San Diego

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Thanks, Darnell. I was not aware of the visa foil issue. It can never be easy, right?

Thanks also, San Diego. The visa arrived in hand about 4 days ago. Although, the expiration date is in a week and a half, so we are scrambling to move her life ASAP.


==========================================================================

K-1 Visa Timeline (Denied, 3 years, 29 days total)
==========================================================================

2009-8-21 - K-1 sent

2009-10-27 - NOA1 received
2009-11-22 - Received request for DS-230
2009-11-26 - DS-230 sent
2010-1-22 - NOA2 received, medical check & interview date (2010-2-11)
2010-2-11 - Interview! Received Blue Slip for China Communist Party membership. sad.png
2010-3-26 - RFE sent, written statement explaining disassociation from CCP
2010-7-22 - Sent an inquiry every month starting 7/22, always still in AP
2010-12-1 - Senator Feinstein's official inquiry, still under AP (yep, doesn't help. Immigration > Senator)

(…many monthly inquiries later…)
2012-6-12 - Final interview scheduled (9/18/2012)

2012-9-18 - K-1 was denied. :cry: We could not overcome INA212(A)(3)(d)

==========================================================================
CR-1 Visa Timeline (Approved, converted into IR-1, 2 years, 1 month, 29 days)
==========================================================================

2012-12-10 - Married in Beijing! <3

2013-5-1 - I-130 sent
2013-5-6 - NOA1 received

2013-12-6 - Case transferred to the TSC

2013-1-9 - (Bogus) RFE received

2013-2-24 - RFE sent

2014-5-2 - NOA2 received

2014-5-6 - Case shipped to NVC

2014-5-14 - Case received at NVC

2014-6-16 - NVC Case Number Assigned

2014-11-15 - NVC Case Complete!

2015-1-6 - Guangzhou Consulate received

2015-1-26 - Interview date!

2015-1-26 - 221(g) denial (again)! :cry: Case being transferred to Washington for a SAO.

2015-5-21 - Consulate e-mailed us and asked for her passport! Approved?

2015-5-23 - Submitted passport to CITIC Bank

2015-6-29 - Passport with visa arrived :dancing:... but expires in 16 days, time to hustle!!!

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pay extra for the extra luggage - it makes a world of difference. seriously.

hope she can transit out soon, soonish.

congratulations on getting the visa in hand.

strongly suggest photocopying or scanning the 'immigrant summary page' attached to the outside of the 'do not open' envelope, as it has all the data on her that you need for ELIS and other stuff.

She get the extra International Shot Record book done at the medical? Those are useful in the USA when doing stuff that needs it. Got more marriage white books, birth certificate white books? BRING EM ! [or make arrangements on monday to make more, a family member ship them later]


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 !

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pay extra for the extra luggage - it makes a world of difference. seriously.

hope she can transit out soon, soonish.

congratulations on getting the visa in hand.

strongly suggest photocopying or scanning the 'immigrant summary page' attached to the outside of the 'do not open' envelope, as it has all the data on her that you need for ELIS and other stuff.

She get the extra International Shot Record book done at the medical? Those are useful in the USA when doing stuff that needs it. Got more marriage white books, birth certificate white books? BRING EM ! [or make arrangements on monday to make more, a family member ship them later]

Thanks for the advice again. My parents were very nice and offered to help fly there and back with us. That's 4 x 50lbs. checked-in bags!

Hainan Airlines just opened a new route (6/15) in my area from San Jose to Beijing. Directly! We will be taking that route.

An odd thing happened in my case. I believe they automatically converted the CR-1 (2-year conditional GC) to an IR-1 (10-year permanent GC) based on the Immigrant Data Summary page's Issue Visa Class field, being "IR1" instead of "CR1". If that's the case, I can wait 10 years before renewing or just apply for citizenship. Will she need the extra white books then?


==========================================================================

K-1 Visa Timeline (Denied, 3 years, 29 days total)
==========================================================================

2009-8-21 - K-1 sent

2009-10-27 - NOA1 received
2009-11-22 - Received request for DS-230
2009-11-26 - DS-230 sent
2010-1-22 - NOA2 received, medical check & interview date (2010-2-11)
2010-2-11 - Interview! Received Blue Slip for China Communist Party membership. sad.png
2010-3-26 - RFE sent, written statement explaining disassociation from CCP
2010-7-22 - Sent an inquiry every month starting 7/22, always still in AP
2010-12-1 - Senator Feinstein's official inquiry, still under AP (yep, doesn't help. Immigration > Senator)

(…many monthly inquiries later…)
2012-6-12 - Final interview scheduled (9/18/2012)

2012-9-18 - K-1 was denied. :cry: We could not overcome INA212(A)(3)(d)

==========================================================================
CR-1 Visa Timeline (Approved, converted into IR-1, 2 years, 1 month, 29 days)
==========================================================================

2012-12-10 - Married in Beijing! <3

2013-5-1 - I-130 sent
2013-5-6 - NOA1 received

2013-12-6 - Case transferred to the TSC

2013-1-9 - (Bogus) RFE received

2013-2-24 - RFE sent

2014-5-2 - NOA2 received

2014-5-6 - Case shipped to NVC

2014-5-14 - Case received at NVC

2014-6-16 - NVC Case Number Assigned

2014-11-15 - NVC Case Complete!

2015-1-6 - Guangzhou Consulate received

2015-1-26 - Interview date!

2015-1-26 - 221(g) denial (again)! :cry: Case being transferred to Washington for a SAO.

2015-5-21 - Consulate e-mailed us and asked for her passport! Approved?

2015-5-23 - Submitted passport to CITIC Bank

2015-6-29 - Passport with visa arrived :dancing:... but expires in 16 days, time to hustle!!!

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