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Please VJ, I'm helping a friend who is from Nigeria but visited the United States since seven months with visiting visa and later got married to American citizen. Where could be his interview? Here in America or his home country Nigeria?


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Service Center : Nebraska

Consulate : Nigeria

Marriage: 2014-03-31

I-130 Sent : 2014-04-11

I-130 NOA1 : 2014-05-02

I-130 RFE : None

I-130 Approved : 2014-10-02

NVC Received : 2014-11-24

AOS Bill : 2014-11-24

Pay AOS Bill : 2014-12-03

Send AOS Package : 2015-02-23

Submit DS-261 : 2014-11-24

Receive IV Bill : 2014-12-30

Pay IV Bill : 2014-12-31

Send IV Package : 2015-03-06

NVC Case Complete : 2015-04-17

Left NVC :

Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :

Consulate Received : 2015-05-14

Packet 3 Received :

Packet 4 Received : 2015-05-14

Interview Date : 2015-06-18

Interview Result : Approved

Visa Received : 2015-07-02

US Entry : 2015-07-03

Comments :

Visa Journey helped me find an error on the AOS in February 2015. In March 2015 I was also able to help my spouse get the correct birth records required by NVC by reading the Nigerian thread on Visa Journey.

April 2, 2015- Case is in Supervisor Review because the DS260 form was sent electronically January 6, 2015 but hasn't been reviewed as of yet.

April 17, 2015- I finally have the 3rd N/A next to the Affidavit of Support fee. I spoke to a supervisor yesterday (Thursday). She told me she would have the case reviewed by the end of the week. It looks like she kept her word. I will call again tonight to confirm case complete :)

April 17, 2015- CONFIRMED CASE COMPLETE

June 18, 2015- Interview

July 01 , 2015- CEAC Status Shows Issued

July 03, 2015- Welcome to USA!!!

(United Airlines roundtrip ticket estimated at $2000.00)

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Hi,

If your friend is still in the US, then he can stay and adjust status for a green card. Alternatively, he can go home to process for an immigration visa.

If your friend is currently outside the US, then his wife files an I-130 for him and he will process for an immigration visa in Nigeria.

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He came to the United States with visiting visa. He do not have any green card.


IR-1/CR-1 Visa

Service Center : Nebraska

Consulate : Nigeria

Marriage: 2014-03-31

I-130 Sent : 2014-04-11

I-130 NOA1 : 2014-05-02

I-130 RFE : None

I-130 Approved : 2014-10-02

NVC Received : 2014-11-24

AOS Bill : 2014-11-24

Pay AOS Bill : 2014-12-03

Send AOS Package : 2015-02-23

Submit DS-261 : 2014-11-24

Receive IV Bill : 2014-12-30

Pay IV Bill : 2014-12-31

Send IV Package : 2015-03-06

NVC Case Complete : 2015-04-17

Left NVC :

Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :

Consulate Received : 2015-05-14

Packet 3 Received :

Packet 4 Received : 2015-05-14

Interview Date : 2015-06-18

Interview Result : Approved

Visa Received : 2015-07-02

US Entry : 2015-07-03

Comments :

Visa Journey helped me find an error on the AOS in February 2015. In March 2015 I was also able to help my spouse get the correct birth records required by NVC by reading the Nigerian thread on Visa Journey.

April 2, 2015- Case is in Supervisor Review because the DS260 form was sent electronically January 6, 2015 but hasn't been reviewed as of yet.

April 17, 2015- I finally have the 3rd N/A next to the Affidavit of Support fee. I spoke to a supervisor yesterday (Thursday). She told me she would have the case reviewed by the end of the week. It looks like she kept her word. I will call again tonight to confirm case complete :)

April 17, 2015- CONFIRMED CASE COMPLETE

June 18, 2015- Interview

July 01 , 2015- CEAC Status Shows Issued

July 03, 2015- Welcome to USA!!!

(United Airlines roundtrip ticket estimated at $2000.00)

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He is in Tennessee.


IR-1/CR-1 Visa

Service Center : Nebraska

Consulate : Nigeria

Marriage: 2014-03-31

I-130 Sent : 2014-04-11

I-130 NOA1 : 2014-05-02

I-130 RFE : None

I-130 Approved : 2014-10-02

NVC Received : 2014-11-24

AOS Bill : 2014-11-24

Pay AOS Bill : 2014-12-03

Send AOS Package : 2015-02-23

Submit DS-261 : 2014-11-24

Receive IV Bill : 2014-12-30

Pay IV Bill : 2014-12-31

Send IV Package : 2015-03-06

NVC Case Complete : 2015-04-17

Left NVC :

Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :

Consulate Received : 2015-05-14

Packet 3 Received :

Packet 4 Received : 2015-05-14

Interview Date : 2015-06-18

Interview Result : Approved

Visa Received : 2015-07-02

US Entry : 2015-07-03

Comments :

Visa Journey helped me find an error on the AOS in February 2015. In March 2015 I was also able to help my spouse get the correct birth records required by NVC by reading the Nigerian thread on Visa Journey.

April 2, 2015- Case is in Supervisor Review because the DS260 form was sent electronically January 6, 2015 but hasn't been reviewed as of yet.

April 17, 2015- I finally have the 3rd N/A next to the Affidavit of Support fee. I spoke to a supervisor yesterday (Thursday). She told me she would have the case reviewed by the end of the week. It looks like she kept her word. I will call again tonight to confirm case complete :)

April 17, 2015- CONFIRMED CASE COMPLETE

June 18, 2015- Interview

July 01 , 2015- CEAC Status Shows Issued

July 03, 2015- Welcome to USA!!!

(United Airlines roundtrip ticket estimated at $2000.00)

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Please VJ, I'm helping a friend who is from Nigeria but visited the United States since seven months with visiting visa and later got married to American citizen. Where could be his interview? Here in America or his home country Nigeria?

Its all about what he wants to do. If they want to adjust status he has to stay here. Will take some months to get him the EAD and AP like 90 days or less , It's taking about a year to get a green card approved. I doubt they would get interview waiver so they can expect that and some questions about their timing.

Like did the know each other before he came, all that.

If he needs to get back she can then do what ya'll just did and file a I-130 its taking about a year for them to get here on that.


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Hi,

If your friend is still in the US, then he can stay and adjust status for a green card. Alternatively, he can go home to process for an immigration visa.

If your friend is currently outside the US, then his wife files an I-130 for him and he will process for an immigration visa in Nigeria.

I think this is complex. You made it sounds as if visiting visa is the same as k1 visa, or isn't there any more distinction in these visas? Don't get me wrong, I have heard people done this before and I think it's highly discretionary than you think, otherwise, people would ordinarily prefer the visitors visa route over the long and tedious k1 process, while lying about their original intention to get married and adjusting status using the visitor's visa. I wouldn't advice the OP it's his/her choice to stay or to leave since the adjustment will be extremely scrutinized anyway.

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Please VJ, I'm helping a friend who is from Nigeria but visited the United States since seven months with visiting visa and later got married to American citizen. Where could be his interview? Here in America or his home country Nigeria?

Is your friend visa still valid? When did your friend meet his wife? How long did they court before getting married? I would think that getting married on a visitor's visa wouldn't look bad only if the marriage is done in good faith and not for any immigration related fraud. We both know this is why there's interview right? So, let's not avoid the pertinent questions. But I am not going to suggest he stays and adjust status or he leaves to interview at his home country because I believe he knows what he wants to do with the visitor's visa and that's certainly his call.

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Its all about what he wants to do. If they want to adjust status he has to stay here. Will take some months to get him the EAD and AP like 90 days or less , It's taking about a year to get a green card approved. I doubt they would get interview waiver so they can expect that and some questions about their timing.

Like did the know each other before he came, all that.

If he needs to get back she can then do what ya'll just did and file a I-130 its taking about a year for them to get here on that.

Does the visitor's visa accord anyone the right to come here and stay as long as the holder desires?

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He visited as someone coming for conference meeting and decide not to go back to Nigeria.


IR-1/CR-1 Visa

Service Center : Nebraska

Consulate : Nigeria

Marriage: 2014-03-31

I-130 Sent : 2014-04-11

I-130 NOA1 : 2014-05-02

I-130 RFE : None

I-130 Approved : 2014-10-02

NVC Received : 2014-11-24

AOS Bill : 2014-11-24

Pay AOS Bill : 2014-12-03

Send AOS Package : 2015-02-23

Submit DS-261 : 2014-11-24

Receive IV Bill : 2014-12-30

Pay IV Bill : 2014-12-31

Send IV Package : 2015-03-06

NVC Case Complete : 2015-04-17

Left NVC :

Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :

Consulate Received : 2015-05-14

Packet 3 Received :

Packet 4 Received : 2015-05-14

Interview Date : 2015-06-18

Interview Result : Approved

Visa Received : 2015-07-02

US Entry : 2015-07-03

Comments :

Visa Journey helped me find an error on the AOS in February 2015. In March 2015 I was also able to help my spouse get the correct birth records required by NVC by reading the Nigerian thread on Visa Journey.

April 2, 2015- Case is in Supervisor Review because the DS260 form was sent electronically January 6, 2015 but hasn't been reviewed as of yet.

April 17, 2015- I finally have the 3rd N/A next to the Affidavit of Support fee. I spoke to a supervisor yesterday (Thursday). She told me she would have the case reviewed by the end of the week. It looks like she kept her word. I will call again tonight to confirm case complete :)

April 17, 2015- CONFIRMED CASE COMPLETE

June 18, 2015- Interview

July 01 , 2015- CEAC Status Shows Issued

July 03, 2015- Welcome to USA!!!

(United Airlines roundtrip ticket estimated at $2000.00)

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I think this is complex. You made it sounds as if visiting visa is the same as k1 visa, or isn't there any more distinction in these visas? Don't get me wrong, I have heard people done this before and I think it's highly discretionary than you think, otherwise, people would ordinarily prefer the visitors visa route over the long and tedious k1 process, while lying about their original intention to get married and adjusting status using the visitor's visa. I wouldn't advice the OP it's his/her choice to stay or to leave since the adjustment will be extremely scrutinized anyway.

It's not complex. Google Matter of Batista and Matter of Cavazos. These cases holds that USCIS can not deny the adjustment of an Immediate Relative of a USC for immigrant intent. Furthermore, visa overstays are forgiven for the spouse of a USC when adjusting status. You are missing a big part of the law.

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I would like to forward the guidelines so they can begin the process. If the guidelines are on VJ will someone please provide the link? Thank you.


IR-1/CR-1 Visa

Service Center : Nebraska

Consulate : Nigeria

Marriage: 2014-03-31

I-130 Sent : 2014-04-11

I-130 NOA1 : 2014-05-02

I-130 RFE : None

I-130 Approved : 2014-10-02

NVC Received : 2014-11-24

AOS Bill : 2014-11-24

Pay AOS Bill : 2014-12-03

Send AOS Package : 2015-02-23

Submit DS-261 : 2014-11-24

Receive IV Bill : 2014-12-30

Pay IV Bill : 2014-12-31

Send IV Package : 2015-03-06

NVC Case Complete : 2015-04-17

Left NVC :

Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :

Consulate Received : 2015-05-14

Packet 3 Received :

Packet 4 Received : 2015-05-14

Interview Date : 2015-06-18

Interview Result : Approved

Visa Received : 2015-07-02

US Entry : 2015-07-03

Comments :

Visa Journey helped me find an error on the AOS in February 2015. In March 2015 I was also able to help my spouse get the correct birth records required by NVC by reading the Nigerian thread on Visa Journey.

April 2, 2015- Case is in Supervisor Review because the DS260 form was sent electronically January 6, 2015 but hasn't been reviewed as of yet.

April 17, 2015- I finally have the 3rd N/A next to the Affidavit of Support fee. I spoke to a supervisor yesterday (Thursday). She told me she would have the case reviewed by the end of the week. It looks like she kept her word. I will call again tonight to confirm case complete :)

April 17, 2015- CONFIRMED CASE COMPLETE

June 18, 2015- Interview

July 01 , 2015- CEAC Status Shows Issued

July 03, 2015- Welcome to USA!!!

(United Airlines roundtrip ticket estimated at $2000.00)

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I would like to forward the guidelines so they can begin the process. If the guidelines are on VJ will someone please provide the link? Thank you.

It's in the guides to adjust status. Pretty simple. They are the ones that have to provide the evidence. Honestly immigration don;t give a flip he's here adjust.


Case Complete to Interview spreadsheet

From now on your VJ Member name will be verified. If the name you put on form to be added to spreadsheet comes up not found, you will not be added to the spreadsheet. If you don't have a timeline you will not be added to the spreadsheet.
Please Please put your VJ member name only. Not nicknames or real names whatever your VJ name is. It's below your profile picture!!

:goofy:


Come join the current Interview thread: 

 

Case-Complete-to-Interview-September-2018/

Case Complete to Interview Form
Case Complete to Interview Spreadsheet
NVC Filers Wiki Process

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It's not complex. Google Matter of Batista and Matter of Cavazos. These cases holds that USCIS can not deny the adjustment of an Immediate Relative of a USC for immigrant intent. Furthermore, visa overstays are forgiven for the spouse of a USC when adjusting status. You are missing a big part of the law.

hehehe...you think every case is the same and you forget immigration laws are complex. At what point does coming for a conference results in staying here forever? I would look at his bogus plans when interviewing for the visitor's visa, and "intent" is the key word.

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