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My wife was denied visa in Ghana today. They said they are sending the case to the U.S. how do I stop them and keep my case in Ghana? I need urgent advice. The officer said we did not provide enough evidence. We have two U.S citizens together. Chat records. We own land together. So many more evidence. I need urgent advice.

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Contact your U.S. Congressman's office, complete the disclosure paperwork, and ask for them to call the embassy to keep the paperwork there.


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01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.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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My wife was denied visa in Ghana today. They said they are sending the case to the U.S. how do I stop them and keep my case in Ghana? I need urgent advice. The officer said we did not provide enough evidence. We have two U.S citizens together. Chat records. We own land together. So many more evidence. I need urgent advice.

All the evidence that you speak of was that submitted with the petition upfront or brought to the interview? Ghana is not an easy embassy how you met. How long you been together, how often you have been back home to visit has much to say about the bonafides of your relationship.


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You cannot keep the file in Ghana. You were likely issued a 221g either stating a denial or asking for evidence. If the file is sent back to the USA then you wait until the USCIS looks at it again and sends it back.


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You cannot keep the file in Ghana. You were likely issued a 221g either stating a denial or asking for evidence. If the file is sent back to the USA then you wait until the USCIS looks at it again and sends it back.

or USCIS may issue a Notice of Intent to Revoke (NOIR)


Our journey:

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September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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Petition will be returned and petitioner will receive a NOID/NOIR letter and then you have a second chance to submit more evidence.

If USCIS finds that your new evidence is sufficient they will send it again to the consulate where the CO will either approve the visa or refuse it

again. Most likely they will approve it at that time. Post again when you receive the NOID/NOIR letter. Sometimes the petitioner does not get a letter

and USCIS sends the petition to the consulate without it with recommendation to approve. Good luck.


Spoiler

 

I-129F Sent : 3-31-2014, NOA2: 4-6-2014

NVC Received : some dinkelsberry yehoo in the house of clingons send our petition to the wrong consulate.

Consulate Received : July 30,2014 Transfer to right embassy complete.

Interview Date : Oct 22, 2014

Interview Result : AP , requesting another PC (not expired) and certified divorce decree (was submitted)Stokes interview via phone for petitioner 4 hrs after interview.

Oct 23 email notification visa approved.
Visa Received : Nov. 3 , 2014 VISA IN HAND.

US Entry : Nov. 21, 2014

Marriage : Dec 27, 2014

AOS send : May 12, 2015, received May 14, 2015 USPS priority

Email &text : May 18, 2015, check cashed May 19,2015, return receipt May 21, 2015 stamped USCIS Lockbox, NOA1 (3x) May 22,2015

Biometrics : June 1, 2015 letter received for appointment June 8, 2015, successful walk-in June 1, 2015

RFE : June 12, 2015 for income not meeting guideline. Income does ( ! ) exceed guideline.

RFE response : June 26, 2015 returned with a boat load full of financial evidence.

UPDATE: July 5, 2015 updated on all 3 cases, RFE received June 30, 2015.

Service request : Aug 12, 2015, letter received that it will be processed within 90 days from receipt of RFE.

UPDATE: Aug 24, 2015, EAD card being produced/ordered. ( 102 days from AOS receipt day and 55 days from RFE response received.) Thank you Jesus !

Emails : Aug 24, 2015, EAD approved, EAD card ordered.

I-797 EAD/AP approval notice received : Aug 27, 2015

EAD/AP combo card mailed : Aug 27, 2015, EAD/AP combo card received: Aug 31, 2015

Renewal application send for EAD/AP : May 31,2016 (AOS pending over 1 year). Received June 2, 2016,Notice date June7, 2016, emails,texts, NOA1 hard copy

Service request for pending AOS April 21, 2016, case not assigned yet.
Service request for pending AOS June 14, 2016, tier 2 said performing background checks.
Expedite request for EAD/AP Aug 3, 2016, Aug10 notification >request was received, assigned, completed. RFE letter requesting evidence for expedite, docs faxed Aug18

*Service request for I-485 Aug 3, 2016, Aug11 notification> request was assigned. Service request Dec 2, 2016.
AOS Interview letter received Aug 12, 2016

AOS Interview September 21, 2016.

Second Biometrics appointment letters received for EAD and AOS on Aug 15, 2016 for Aug 17 ( 2 day notice).

Second Biometrics completed Aug 17, 2016

Third Biometrics appointment letter received Aug 19, 2016 for Sept. 1, 2016. WTH ?!

EAD/AP (renewal) approval Aug 22, 2016, NOA2 received Aug 25, 2016

Renewal EAD in production notification text and online, expedite successful 4 days after RFE request response was faxed, Aug25mailed,Aug29received.

Sept. 21 Interview, 2 hour interview, we were separated and asked about 50 questions each for an hour each. IO was firm but professional, some smiles.
Several service requests made, contacted Senator and Ombudsman. Background checks still pending.
July 21, 2017 HOME VISIT.  Went well. Topic thread in AOS forum.
Waiting to skip ROC and get 10 yr GC due to over 2 year while pending AOS
AOS APPROVED Oct. 4, 2017 * Green card in hand Oct 13, 2017 !!!!!

First K1 denied after 16 month of AP. Refiled. We are a couple since 2009. Not a sprint but a matter of endurance.

 

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Having land and two us citzens doesn't suffice a bonafide proof of relationship. Show proof of regular money transfers, old and new pictures you guys took together, and if you make regular trips home you can attached border passings or airtickets. Also, for African Countries were traditional wedding is recognised, show pictures of traditional wedding activities that went on even in your absence, but in the presence of your family. These evidences will never be disputed by any CO

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Petition will be returned and petitioner will receive a NOID/NOIR letter and then you have a second chance to submit more evidence.

If USCIS finds that your new evidence is sufficient they will send it again to the consulate where the CO will either approve the visa or refuse it

again. Most likely they will approve it at that time. Post again when you receive the NOID/NOIR letter. Sometimes the petitioner does not get a letter

and USCIS sends the petition to the consulate without it with recommendation to approve. Good luck.

Thank you. How long does it take to get the NOID letter? And I've also heard that they send it to uscis so it can expire, how true is this?

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Having land and two us citzens doesn't suffice a bonafide proof of relationship. Show proof of regular money transfers, old and new pictures you guys took together, and if you make regular trips home you can attached border passings or airtickets. Also, for African Countries were traditional wedding is recognised, show pictures of traditional wedding activities that went on even in your absence, but in the presence of your family. These evidences will never be disputed by any CO

Of course I sent all those things and more. Those are basic evidence that every marriage people send. Your statement really makes no sense. What else makes a marriage more real other than having children? Having children with the one to whom you are married pretty much means you are serious. I sent more than 300 pics and 1,000 pages of Facebook, tango, and whatssapp chats. Plus so many more evidence. In fact, I sent too many stuff.

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Of course I sent all those things and more. Those are basic evidence that every marriage people send. Your statement really makes no sense. What else makes a marriage more real other than having children? Having children with the one to whom you are married pretty much means you are serious. I sent more than 300 pics and 1,000 pages of Facebook, tango, and whatssapp chats. Plus so many more evidence. In fact, I sent too many stuff.

For some reason they don't seem to care about children. A woman on my bowling team were denied and they had 3 children at the time they were denied.






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No, a CR/IR will not expire. It is K1's that expire. You should get your NOID letter in a few months, 2-4 or so.


Spoiler

 

I-129F Sent : 3-31-2014, NOA2: 4-6-2014

NVC Received : some dinkelsberry yehoo in the house of clingons send our petition to the wrong consulate.

Consulate Received : July 30,2014 Transfer to right embassy complete.

Interview Date : Oct 22, 2014

Interview Result : AP , requesting another PC (not expired) and certified divorce decree (was submitted)Stokes interview via phone for petitioner 4 hrs after interview.

Oct 23 email notification visa approved.
Visa Received : Nov. 3 , 2014 VISA IN HAND.

US Entry : Nov. 21, 2014

Marriage : Dec 27, 2014

AOS send : May 12, 2015, received May 14, 2015 USPS priority

Email &text : May 18, 2015, check cashed May 19,2015, return receipt May 21, 2015 stamped USCIS Lockbox, NOA1 (3x) May 22,2015

Biometrics : June 1, 2015 letter received for appointment June 8, 2015, successful walk-in June 1, 2015

RFE : June 12, 2015 for income not meeting guideline. Income does ( ! ) exceed guideline.

RFE response : June 26, 2015 returned with a boat load full of financial evidence.

UPDATE: July 5, 2015 updated on all 3 cases, RFE received June 30, 2015.

Service request : Aug 12, 2015, letter received that it will be processed within 90 days from receipt of RFE.

UPDATE: Aug 24, 2015, EAD card being produced/ordered. ( 102 days from AOS receipt day and 55 days from RFE response received.) Thank you Jesus !

Emails : Aug 24, 2015, EAD approved, EAD card ordered.

I-797 EAD/AP approval notice received : Aug 27, 2015

EAD/AP combo card mailed : Aug 27, 2015, EAD/AP combo card received: Aug 31, 2015

Renewal application send for EAD/AP : May 31,2016 (AOS pending over 1 year). Received June 2, 2016,Notice date June7, 2016, emails,texts, NOA1 hard copy

Service request for pending AOS April 21, 2016, case not assigned yet.
Service request for pending AOS June 14, 2016, tier 2 said performing background checks.
Expedite request for EAD/AP Aug 3, 2016, Aug10 notification >request was received, assigned, completed. RFE letter requesting evidence for expedite, docs faxed Aug18

*Service request for I-485 Aug 3, 2016, Aug11 notification> request was assigned. Service request Dec 2, 2016.
AOS Interview letter received Aug 12, 2016

AOS Interview September 21, 2016.

Second Biometrics appointment letters received for EAD and AOS on Aug 15, 2016 for Aug 17 ( 2 day notice).

Second Biometrics completed Aug 17, 2016

Third Biometrics appointment letter received Aug 19, 2016 for Sept. 1, 2016. WTH ?!

EAD/AP (renewal) approval Aug 22, 2016, NOA2 received Aug 25, 2016

Renewal EAD in production notification text and online, expedite successful 4 days after RFE request response was faxed, Aug25mailed,Aug29received.

Sept. 21 Interview, 2 hour interview, we were separated and asked about 50 questions each for an hour each. IO was firm but professional, some smiles.
Several service requests made, contacted Senator and Ombudsman. Background checks still pending.
July 21, 2017 HOME VISIT.  Went well. Topic thread in AOS forum.
Waiting to skip ROC and get 10 yr GC due to over 2 year while pending AOS
AOS APPROVED Oct. 4, 2017 * Green card in hand Oct 13, 2017 !!!!!

First K1 denied after 16 month of AP. Refiled. We are a couple since 2009. Not a sprint but a matter of endurance.

 

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No, a CR/IR will not expire. It is K1's that expire. You should get your NOID letter in a few months, 2-4 or so.

Thank you. You have been very helpful. I'll tell you what happened. My wife took 3 binders full of traditional marriage pics, white wedding pics, pics of us kissing and generally having fun, pics of our families together pics of me playing with our children. In fact, the evidence was too them much. The interviewer was upset that I they did not make me do a DNA test before they approved my children citizenship. My wife said she was visibly upset and was making comments like...I don't know why they didn't make him do DNA, they should have made him do DNA. From there on she did not care about any evidence in front of her. She was totally fixed on the DNA. She then denied my wife and my wife told her "what more do you want, we have given you everything you asked and more." The lady then made a comment like maybe I should do a DNA test. This woman should not be able to get away with this bitterness. So I will do the DNA and send it to them when they request more evidence. But I am praying that someone with sense will review our case and overturn her decision.

No, a CR/IR will not expire. It is K1's that expire. You should get your NOID letter in a few months, 2-4 or so.

Thank you. You have been very helpful. I'll tell you what happened. My wife took 3 binders full of traditional marriage pics, white wedding pics, pics of us kissing and generally having fun, pics of our families together pics of me playing with our children. In fact, the evidence was too them much. The interviewer was upset that I they did not make me do a DNA test before they approved my children citizenship. My wife said she was visibly upset and was making comments like...I don't know why they didn't make him do DNA, they should have made him do DNA. From there on she did not care about any evidence in front of her. She was totally fixed on the DNA. She then denied my wife and my wife told her "what more do you want, we have given you everything you asked and more." The lady then made a comment like maybe I should do a DNA test. This woman should not be able to get away with this bitterness. So I will do the DNA and send it to them when they request more evidence. But I am praying that someone with sense will review our case and overturn her decision.

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