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My fiancé and I's K1 visa petition just reached Ghana and I'm stressing out about all the crazy things they could deny us for. So now I'm worried that they may deny us because my last name is hyphenated. So my last name looks like XXXXX-XXXXX so I don't know if they may think I have been married before and then say that I'm not eligible to get married. I remember I was reading through the reviews and noticed a couple was denied because they both had the same last name. Should I not stress about this or should I address it in a cover letter perhaps? My letter of intent and all supporting documents state that I have never been married before and I'm free to marry. I'd really appreciate any help with this. Thanks guys!!!

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K-1 Visa Journey: :wub:

05/24/2016 -- I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX

05/27/2016 -- I-129F delivered to Lewisville, TX

06/01/2016 -- NOA1 email and text, case routed to USCIS California Service Center

06/02/2016 -- Check Cleared

06/06/2016 -- Form I-797C/NOA1 received in the mail

08/08/2016 -- Petition Approved (68 Days)

08/13/2016 -- Form I-797/NOA 2 received in the mail

08/19/2016 -- NVC case received and Case ID assigned

09/01/2016 -- Consulate received

10/19/2016 -- Packet 3 & 4 received

01/04/2017  -- Interview--> Approval!! :dancing:

02/21/2017  -- POE :clock:

 

 

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I got a question for you how did u find out the consular received your packet

I tracked the packet after I called NVC to get my case number using this link:

https://ceac.state.gov/ceacstattracker/status.aspx

So the status changed to "ready". Before it said "At NVC" and "In transit". So now it's at the consulate and I believe I have to wait about 4-6 weeks until they contact me to let me know my fiancé can pick up packet 3. In the mean time we are working on filling out the DS 160.


K-1 Visa Journey: :wub:

05/24/2016 -- I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX

05/27/2016 -- I-129F delivered to Lewisville, TX

06/01/2016 -- NOA1 email and text, case routed to USCIS California Service Center

06/02/2016 -- Check Cleared

06/06/2016 -- Form I-797C/NOA1 received in the mail

08/08/2016 -- Petition Approved (68 Days)

08/13/2016 -- Form I-797/NOA 2 received in the mail

08/19/2016 -- NVC case received and Case ID assigned

09/01/2016 -- Consulate received

10/19/2016 -- Packet 3 & 4 received

01/04/2017  -- Interview--> Approval!! :dancing:

02/21/2017  -- POE :clock:

 

 

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I tracked the packet after I called NVC to get my case number using this link:

https://ceac.state.gov/ceacstattracker/status.aspx

So the status changed to "ready". Before it said "At NVC" and "In transit". So now it's at the consulate and I believe I have to wait about 4-6 weeks until they contact me to let me know my fiancé can pick up packet 3. In the mean time we are working on filling out the DS 160.

The funny part is I emailed them to inquire about our case as the status shows ready, they replied saying they were only notified by NVC and they are yet to receive the package itself. One ridiculous part of the reply was, I should not email them again, when they are ready they will contact my fiancé. Nigerian folks do get their packets for interview within days, but with Ghana it's the same old nonsense

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I tracked the packet after I called NVC to get my case number using this link:

https://ceac.state.gov/ceacstattracker/status.aspx

So the status changed to "ready". Before it said "At NVC" and "In transit". So now it's at the consulate and I believe I have to wait about 4-6 weeks until they contact me to let me know my fiancé can pick up packet 3. In the mean time we are working on filling out the DS 160.

Thank you soo much i just looked up my case and it says ready. So i guess we are waiting for the packets. We already got the ds160 filled out once we got notification of nvc mailing it. Nerves are kicking in!!

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The funny part is I emailed them to inquire about our case as the status shows ready, they replied saying they were only notified by NVC and they are yet to receive the package itself. One ridiculous part of the reply was, I should not email them again, when they are ready they will contact my fiancé. Nigerian folks do get their packets for interview within days, but with Ghana it's the same old nonsense

Oh my goodnes!!! I don't understand why this has to be the hardest journey of our lives!!! I can't believe they also told you not to inquire. But at the same token if you leave it up to them, they won't mind you for 6 months, and just do it whenever they feel like it. Grrrr!

I think I will wait one month, then I will email them.

I also don't understand how they say they don't have the package because I thought that was what the case ID was for? to track through DHL the movement from NVC to Consulate?


K-1 Visa Journey: :wub:

05/24/2016 -- I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX

05/27/2016 -- I-129F delivered to Lewisville, TX

06/01/2016 -- NOA1 email and text, case routed to USCIS California Service Center

06/02/2016 -- Check Cleared

06/06/2016 -- Form I-797C/NOA1 received in the mail

08/08/2016 -- Petition Approved (68 Days)

08/13/2016 -- Form I-797/NOA 2 received in the mail

08/19/2016 -- NVC case received and Case ID assigned

09/01/2016 -- Consulate received

10/19/2016 -- Packet 3 & 4 received

01/04/2017  -- Interview--> Approval!! :dancing:

02/21/2017  -- POE :clock:

 

 

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Thank you soo much i just looked up my case and it says ready. So i guess we are waiting for the packets. We already got the ds160 filled out once we got notification of nvc mailing it. Nerves are kicking in!!

Your welcome! I looked at your timeline and I feel like they should be contacting your fiance early this month to get the packets. I hope it happens soon enough for you, good luck!


K-1 Visa Journey: :wub:

05/24/2016 -- I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX

05/27/2016 -- I-129F delivered to Lewisville, TX

06/01/2016 -- NOA1 email and text, case routed to USCIS California Service Center

06/02/2016 -- Check Cleared

06/06/2016 -- Form I-797C/NOA1 received in the mail

08/08/2016 -- Petition Approved (68 Days)

08/13/2016 -- Form I-797/NOA 2 received in the mail

08/19/2016 -- NVC case received and Case ID assigned

09/01/2016 -- Consulate received

10/19/2016 -- Packet 3 & 4 received

01/04/2017  -- Interview--> Approval!! :dancing:

02/21/2017  -- POE :clock:

 

 

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Just try to make sure you have addressed any red flags. We were not denied because we had the same last name it was more the consular had some doubts. So make sure that when u go for the interview that you answer questions and try to avoid saying I don't know rather say I don't remember. And try to really know everything about your fiance because they may ask and you guys should be ready

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Just try to make sure you have addressed any red flags. We were not denied because we had the same last name it was more the consular had some doubts. So make sure that when u go for the interview that you answer questions and try to avoid saying I don't know rather say I don't remember. And try to really know everything about your fiance because they may ask and you guys should be ready

If I may ask, were there some questions that the beneficiary responded with I don't know? and what would red flags be?

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K-1 Visa Journey: :wub:

05/24/2016 -- I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX

05/27/2016 -- I-129F delivered to Lewisville, TX

06/01/2016 -- NOA1 email and text, case routed to USCIS California Service Center

06/02/2016 -- Check Cleared

06/06/2016 -- Form I-797C/NOA1 received in the mail

08/08/2016 -- Petition Approved (68 Days)

08/13/2016 -- Form I-797/NOA 2 received in the mail

08/19/2016 -- NVC case received and Case ID assigned

09/01/2016 -- Consulate received

10/19/2016 -- Packet 3 & 4 received

01/04/2017  -- Interview--> Approval!! :dancing:

02/21/2017  -- POE :clock:

 

 

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