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Had my interview on July 21st, 2015. Passed with flying colours and was told that I would get my passport back in 2 1/2 weeks. That didnt happen.

After being told countless times that I was in AP, today I emailed the consulate asking for my passort back. I recieved an email from them this afternoon asking if I was available for a second interview on the 12th - next tuesday. I confirmed I was free and emailed them back.

I searched the forum but couldnt find any info on second CR1 interviews.

Anyone can help?

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It does happen.Looks like they find something in your case which they need to make sure.


F-2A Visa Journey

Service Center Vermont Service Center(Transferred to California)

2014-05-12 I-130 sent to USCIS

2014-05-21 NOA-1 Received

2014-05-19 Priority Date

2015-03-24 Case transferred to California Service Center(via email)

2015-03-31 NOA-T received hard copy

2015-04-03 Case Approved

2015-04-07 NOA-2 received by mail

NVC STAGE

2015-04-20 Case received at NVC(conformed by phone call)

2015-04-28 Case number and IIN assigned (By Phone Call)

2015-05-13 Welcome Letter received via email.

2015-05-16 Welcome Letter hard copy received

2015-05-27 AOS fee paid by mail.

2015-06-02 DS-261 Completed.

2015-06-15 IV Fee paid by mail.

2015-07-04 Fees Shown paid and DS-260 available.

2015-07-05 DS-260 completed.

2015-07-10 AOS & IV Package sent.

2015-07-16 AOS & IV package scanned.

2015-07-30 Checklist received for Birth Certificate.

2015-08-01 Ckecklist submitted.

2015-08-31 Case Completed.

EMBASSY STAGE

2015-12-03 InterView(New Delhi).

2015-12-03 Received 221g(Missing PCC)(AP)

2015-12-21 Submitted PCC.

2015-12-28 CEAC Status Issued.

2015-12-30 Visa In Hand.

2016-01-08 Paid USCIS immigration fee.

2016-02-10 POE IAD.

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Had my interview on July 21st, 2015. Passed with flying colours and was told that I would get my passport back in 2 1/2 weeks. That didnt happen.

After being told countless times that I was in AP, today I emailed the consulate asking for my passort back. I recieved an email from them this afternoon asking if I was available for a second interview on the 12th - next tuesday. I confirmed I was free and emailed them back.

I searched the forum but couldnt find any info on second CR1 interviews.

Anyone can help?

Happens.

Best to go get 'em.


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Are you originally from Canada?


USCIS - 40 DAYS
2012-10-30: FedEx delivered I-130 to Chicago Lockbox Mail Room
2012-11-01: NOA1 by email - MSC
2012-11-02: $420 (x3) debited from our account
2012-11-05: NOA1 hard copies received, Priority Date 2012-10-30
2012-12-11: NOA2


NVC - 26 DAYS
2013-01-02: Rec'd case#, IIN, BIN & OPTIN emails for EP sent
2013-01-03: Submitted DS-261 (x3)
2013-01-07: AOS bills invoiced and paid & OPTIN for EP accepted for each of us
2013-01-08: AOS bills appear as paid & AOS packages sent by email
2013-01-08: IV bill invoiced & paid (kids' only)
2013-01-09: IV bill appears as paid (kids' only)
2013-01-09: IV Package emailed & DS-260 submitted online (kids only)
2013-01-11: AOS received -notified by email
2013-01-11: IV bill invoiced & paid (for me)
2013-01-14: IV bill appears as paid (for me)
2013-01-14: IV Supporting Docs received for kids - notified by email
2013-01-14: IV Package emailed & DS-260 submitted online (me only)
2013-01-18: IV Supporting Docs received for me - notified by email
2013-01-18: Son#1 CASE COMPLETE - Son#2 checklist - saying $ on I-864 don't match tax return (but they do)-resubmitted
2013-01-23: AOS 2nd submission for Son #2 received - notified by email
2013-01-25: My CASE COMPLETE
2013-01-28: ALL 3 OF OUR CASES ARE NOW COMPLETE
2013-02-06: Packet 4 Received by email

MEDICAL ~ CONSULATE ~ POE REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS - 160 DAYS NATURALIZATION
2013-02-13: Medicals 2014-12-17: Delivered to California Lockbox 2015-12-15: Delivered to Phoenix Lockbox
2013-03-06: Interview 2014-12-19: 1 I-751 + 3 Biometrics Fees debited from our account 2015-12-16: Fees charged to Credit Card
2013-03-08: Visas in-hand 2014-12-22: Received NOA1 by mail. Receipt Date: 2014-12-17 2015-12-17: NOA
2013-03-12: Paid USCIS Immigrant Fee 2014-12-24: Received Biometrics Appointment Letter 2016-01-02: Biometrics Letter 2016-01-11: Biometrics
2013-03-14: POE 2015-01-06: Biometrics 2016-02-15: In Line for Interview 2016-02-19: Letter
2013-03-25: SSNs arrived 2015-05-27: Approved 2016-03-22: Interview
2013-04-01: Green Cards arrived 2015-06-03: New Green Cards arrived 2016-04-15: Oath Ceremony

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Are you originally from Canada?

I am not. I recieved my citizenship as a child through my mother.

They didnt reply to my confirmation email. I have no idea what to take to the interview. Boo.

Ill probably end up taking everything.

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Well what country ARE you from? Perhaps extra precaution due to not being an actual Canadian and coming from a country that is considered higher risk? Sorry this is a bit harsh but Canadians are not usually in this scenario. I can't think of any Canadian since I've been around these boards having a second interview.

Maybe they just forgot something and they can exactly say they messed up so they just make you feel awful and stressed out by dragging you back in??

I feel frustrated for you!


USCIS - 40 DAYS
2012-10-30: FedEx delivered I-130 to Chicago Lockbox Mail Room
2012-11-01: NOA1 by email - MSC
2012-11-02: $420 (x3) debited from our account
2012-11-05: NOA1 hard copies received, Priority Date 2012-10-30
2012-12-11: NOA2


NVC - 26 DAYS
2013-01-02: Rec'd case#, IIN, BIN & OPTIN emails for EP sent
2013-01-03: Submitted DS-261 (x3)
2013-01-07: AOS bills invoiced and paid & OPTIN for EP accepted for each of us
2013-01-08: AOS bills appear as paid & AOS packages sent by email
2013-01-08: IV bill invoiced & paid (kids' only)
2013-01-09: IV bill appears as paid (kids' only)
2013-01-09: IV Package emailed & DS-260 submitted online (kids only)
2013-01-11: AOS received -notified by email
2013-01-11: IV bill invoiced & paid (for me)
2013-01-14: IV bill appears as paid (for me)
2013-01-14: IV Supporting Docs received for kids - notified by email
2013-01-14: IV Package emailed & DS-260 submitted online (me only)
2013-01-18: IV Supporting Docs received for me - notified by email
2013-01-18: Son#1 CASE COMPLETE - Son#2 checklist - saying $ on I-864 don't match tax return (but they do)-resubmitted
2013-01-23: AOS 2nd submission for Son #2 received - notified by email
2013-01-25: My CASE COMPLETE
2013-01-28: ALL 3 OF OUR CASES ARE NOW COMPLETE
2013-02-06: Packet 4 Received by email

MEDICAL ~ CONSULATE ~ POE REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS - 160 DAYS NATURALIZATION
2013-02-13: Medicals 2014-12-17: Delivered to California Lockbox 2015-12-15: Delivered to Phoenix Lockbox
2013-03-06: Interview 2014-12-19: 1 I-751 + 3 Biometrics Fees debited from our account 2015-12-16: Fees charged to Credit Card
2013-03-08: Visas in-hand 2014-12-22: Received NOA1 by mail. Receipt Date: 2014-12-17 2015-12-17: NOA
2013-03-12: Paid USCIS Immigrant Fee 2014-12-24: Received Biometrics Appointment Letter 2016-01-02: Biometrics Letter 2016-01-11: Biometrics
2013-03-14: POE 2015-01-06: Biometrics 2016-02-15: In Line for Interview 2016-02-19: Letter
2013-03-25: SSNs arrived 2015-05-27: Approved 2016-03-22: Interview
2013-04-01: Green Cards arrived 2015-06-03: New Green Cards arrived 2016-04-15: Oath Ceremony

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Well what country ARE you from? Perhaps extra precaution due to not being an actual Canadian and coming from a country that is considered higher risk? Sorry this is a bit harsh but Canadians are not usually in this scenario. I can't think of any Canadian since I've been around these boards having a second interview.

Maybe they just forgot something and they can exactly say they messed up so they just make you feel awful and stressed out by dragging you back in??

I feel frustrated for you!

I am Canadian. I don't think the fact I wasnt born in canada should affect this but I have wondered the same question as you.

I was born in Guyana. It has a pretty good relationship with the US and Canada. I am not from a country that has any issue with the USA.

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If you are going for a second interview it means they have additional questions for you. It could be minor insignificant things or it could be something significant. There is no way for anyone on here to know.

You say your first interview went well. Thats good. You would know if it didnt lol. They also kept your passport (which is a sign it went well). You were then placed into AP. So potentially they discovered something in AP that they want to question you about. It happens. Is there anything- anything at all that you can think of of what might have shown up? Have you traveled to areas that are considered t-countries (terrorism)? Do you work in a special field? They give extra attention to people who are involved in or trained in certain things that can impact National Security like bio-engineering, aviation, robotics etc. It can also be a problem with the name check. I recall one case where the person was asked have you lived at X address (somewhere they never heard of) or know Mr so and so- something that came up on the background check. They answered no and immigration was satisfied.

If it has nothing to do with AP, it can be the CO needs to follow up with either something they overlooked at the first interview or forgot to ask something. This happens as well. Sometimes a supervisor will review the COs decision. If they did they might have caught something and requested the CO remedy it. It can be anything from asking for more evidence of the relationship to requesting a new 864. Speaking of which how was your 864? On the border of income or exceeding it? Did you ever have a past petition with USCIS? Any loose ends?

To be safe- bring everything to the interview again, plus new stuff that you may have. This way you wont have to get another 221g to submit it later. Review your packet if you have a copy and ensure all your info is correct. Pay attention to past addresses you listed. Make sure any divorce certificates/birth certificates etc are all certified and if applicable in the correct 'long form'.

I wish you luck and encourage you to post back afterwards what happens!

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Thank you for that detailed response! I recieved a confirmation email a few hours ago and the only thing they told me bring was a photo id.

I will still bring everything else though.

Ive never been to a terrorism country so im sure thats not it. This is the first time I've applied to move to US, also.

Im thinking its something technical but I wont know until Tuesday. I've booked my bus and hotel...I just hope that time doesnt drag until then.

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there was a report in the last 2 days

covering your exact scenario - another human seemingly approved then put in AP and then called in for a 2nd interview by a DHS Immigration Fraud Officer. The topic is floating around - you should should be able to find it when using a PC here at VJ.


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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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Hmm I didnt see that thread... anyone have a link?

I also wanted to add- hows your medical? They are valid for 6 months I believe. It seems that if you had the first interview in July it may be close to expiring or already did... If thats the issue then that stinks as you will have to get a new one.

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Here it is:

www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/578369-help-wife-had-interview-and-was-approved-montreal-now-want-2nd-interview/


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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Hmm I didnt see that thread... anyone have a link?

I also wanted to add- hows your medical? They are valid for 6 months I believe. It seems that if you had the first interview in July it may be close to expiring or already did... If thats the issue then that stinks as you will have to get a new one.

It expired on Dev 29th. I'm hoping I dont need a new one but we will see on Tuesday. This interview might not need to look at the medical. My police checks are good until February and March.

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