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My boyfriend took an interview at the embassy yesterday. I was confused when he said the results are still unsure since you would barely know if you pass or fail. The interview went well and the consulate didn't say anything if he's approved or what, she just simply said "okay" and took his passport which is a good sign because it's not denied. Now, when we checked the visa status it says " refused ". How come? Please i need some answers. ?

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They took his passport which is a good sign but it's possible they did an additional review after the interview and need more information. They have not contacted him to pick up his passport.


 
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They took his passport which is a good sign but it's possible they did an additional review after the interview and need more information. They have not contacted him to pick up his passport.

Thanks for replying. No they haven't contacted him to pick up his passport. And as soon as the interview ended yesterday we checked the visa status right away to make sure if it was approved. So now we dont have any idea what's going on. ?

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Why didn't he use his words and ask, "Does that mean I am approved?"


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Why didn't he use his words and ask, "Does that mean I am approved?"

I did tell that to him too but he said the consulate was in a hurry after saying " okay next please" while taking his passport and placed to the drawer since there's still a lot of people waiting to be interviewed.

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Unfortunately there is no way anyone in here knows the answer to your questions.. only the consulate knows, and I'm afraid your husband will have to contact them and ask.. or just wait until he gets his passport back. Like someone else said,..he should have asked the consular officer, it wouldn't have taken the officer that long to answer a simple yes or no. Keeping my fingers crossed for you guys!


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06/07/2016 NVC received

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07/19/2016 IV bill paid

07/21/2016 IV application submitted

07/26/2016 AOS and supporting documents sent

07/29/2016 IV and AOS scan date

08/29/2016 Case Completed at NVC

Consulate

09/13/2016 Interview letter received

10/04/2016 Medical exam

10/24/2016 Interview - Approved

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Unfortunately there is no way anyone in here knows the answer to your questions.. only the consulate knows, and I'm afraid your husband will have to contact them and ask.. or just wait until he gets his passport back. Like someone else said,..he should have asked the consular officer, it wouldn't have taken the officer that long to answer a simple yes or no. Keeping my fingers crossed for you guys!

Thank you so much. But the question should we wait a week to see if he gets his passport with visa on it or call right away? I hope things will went well, i miss him so much.

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Thank you so much. But the question should we wait a week to see if he gets his passport with visa on it or call right away? I hope things will went well, i miss him so much.

This road we have chosen is not an easy path..it's hard on all of us. We all miss our spouses/loved ones. He should just call them right away and ask, that's what I would have done. It's been 10 months since we started this journey. I've been lucky and been able to visit my hubby twice during this process. My interview is not until October 24th.. hopefully I'll be able to move sometime mid November,.. so a one year process. Believe me, I totally understand that you miss him.


04/28/2008 Met online/Facebook

09/18/2008 Visited for the first time :luv:(L)

09/18/2015 Got married (L)(L)

USCIS

11/17/2015 I-130 filed

11/23/2015 NoA 1 received

03/15/2016 RFE requested

03/22/2016 RFE hard copy received (request for original divorce decree from 1991)

05/09/2016 RFE received at Texas Service Center

05/19/2016 NOA 2 (I-130 approved by USCIS)

NVC

06/07/2016 NVC received

06/22/2016 NVC case number assigned

06/23/2016 NVC welcome letter by e-mail/AOS bill

06/27/2016 D-261 submitted (choice of agent)

07/09/2016 AOS bill paid

07/19/2016 IV bill paid

07/21/2016 IV application submitted

07/26/2016 AOS and supporting documents sent

07/29/2016 IV and AOS scan date

08/29/2016 Case Completed at NVC

Consulate

09/13/2016 Interview letter received

10/04/2016 Medical exam

10/24/2016 Interview - Approved

10/31/2016 Visa in hand

USA

11/11/2016 POE Detroit

12/01/2016 I have a job!! Because of DHS mess up with my name, I will start my new job in January.






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This road we have chosen is not an easy path..it's hard on all of us. We all miss our spouses/loved ones. He should just call them right away and ask, that's what I would have done. It's been 10 months since we started this journey. I've been lucky and been able to visit my hubby twice during this process. My interview is not until October 24th.. hopefully I'll be able to move sometime mid November,.. so a one year process. Believe me, I totally understand that you miss him.

I do really hope you'll be with him soon too. It really made me cry that what he said in the consulate was he wanted to go here because he wanted to do a surprise wedding proposal on our anniversary this coming 30th. I know there's a reason behind about waiting game, but I'm glad we never had a chance giving up with each other in the midst of circumstances we face. LDR is hard though.

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I do really hope you'll be with him soon too. It really made me cry that what he said in the consulate was he wanted to go here because he wanted to do a surprise wedding proposal on our anniversary this coming 30th. I know there's a reason behind about waiting game, but I'm glad we never had a chance giving up with each other in the midst of circumstances we face. LDR is hard though.

Indeed a LDR is hard.. my husband and I have been traveling back and forth for 8 years now.

Good luck on your journey!


04/28/2008 Met online/Facebook

09/18/2008 Visited for the first time :luv:(L)

09/18/2015 Got married (L)(L)

USCIS

11/17/2015 I-130 filed

11/23/2015 NoA 1 received

03/15/2016 RFE requested

03/22/2016 RFE hard copy received (request for original divorce decree from 1991)

05/09/2016 RFE received at Texas Service Center

05/19/2016 NOA 2 (I-130 approved by USCIS)

NVC

06/07/2016 NVC received

06/22/2016 NVC case number assigned

06/23/2016 NVC welcome letter by e-mail/AOS bill

06/27/2016 D-261 submitted (choice of agent)

07/09/2016 AOS bill paid

07/19/2016 IV bill paid

07/21/2016 IV application submitted

07/26/2016 AOS and supporting documents sent

07/29/2016 IV and AOS scan date

08/29/2016 Case Completed at NVC

Consulate

09/13/2016 Interview letter received

10/04/2016 Medical exam

10/24/2016 Interview - Approved

10/31/2016 Visa in hand

USA

11/11/2016 POE Detroit

12/01/2016 I have a job!! Because of DHS mess up with my name, I will start my new job in January.






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This road we have chosen is not an easy path..it's hard on all of us. We all miss our spouses/loved ones. He should just call them right away and ask, that's what I would have done. It's been 10 months since we started this journey. I've been lucky and been able to visit my hubby twice during this process. My interview is not until October 24th.. hopefully I'll be able to move sometime mid November,.. so a one year process. Believe me, I totally understand that you miss him.


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My fiancée had her interview Sept 13th and the CO didn't tell her if approved or not. She just took her passport and told her that she will receive it back within 7 -10 business days. She kept on checking CEAC every hour for results because she wasn't sure.

CEAC

09/13/16 - Administrative Processing

09/14/16 - Issued

09/15/16 - In transit

09/17/16 - Passport Received

Good luck to you both!


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03/09/16: I-129F NOA1
03/11/16: I-129F NOA1 hard copy received
06/13/16: RFE Notice of Action
06/17/16: RFE NOA hard copy received

06/23/16: Response to RFE sent to CSC via USPS certified mail

06/29/16: Response to RFE sent to CSC was received

07/05/16: I-129F was approved and sent to NVC

07/27/16: NVC received petition

07/28/16: NVC sent petition to US Embassy in Manila

08/01/16: Consulate received

08/30/16: Medical

09/13/16: Interview date / Approved

09/17/16: Visa in hand

12/29/16: POE - Dallas, TX

01/20/17: Marriage

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According to your profile, the visa applied for is J-1? J-1 is a non-immigrant visa for exchange visitors, so short-term university professors/scholars, students, researchers etc. In response to the question "why do you want to go there?" the appropriate response would be "to participate in the program / to do research / to study at x university", not "to propose to my girlfriend" as that could be interpreted as intent to stay in the US. In that case, a tourist visa (if he intends to return afterwards - but then he still should say: to visit my girlfriend and go sight-seeing) or a fiance (K1) visa (if he wants to stay) would be more appropriate.

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My boyfriend took an interview at the embassy yesterday. I was confused when he said the results are still unsure since you would barely know if you pass or fail. The interview went well and the consulate didn't say anything if he's approved or what, she just simply said "okay" and took his passport which is a good sign because it's not denied. Now, when we checked the visa status it says " refused ". How come? Please i need some answers. ?

If status changed to refused then most likely he didn't get visa. It happens they will mail his passport back as they do the same way after approval

We were not attending his interview to analyze what went wrong.

Who's on J1 visa? you or him? Might have been denied by mentioning you also.


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I-129F Sent : 2015-06-29

I-129F NOA1 : 2015-07-07

I-129F NOA2 : 2015-07-24

NVC Received : 2015-08-18

NVC Left : 2015-08-18

Consulate Received : 2015-08-25

Medical 09-2015 (90 days sputum tb test): negative

Interview Date : 2015-11-20

Interview Result : Approved

Visa Received : 2015-11-24

US Entry : 2015-11-28

Marriage : 2016-02-22

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Date Filed : 2016-04-21

NOA Date : 2016-04-27

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