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hello everybody i am doing my interview of k1 visa last wednesday 28 december and consular officer ask me a lot of question but in the end she give paper g221 mean missing papers of explain wedding plane and more evidence of pic + screen shots but she take my passport with photo 5-5 and she tell me send me papers by aramex and we will contact you for you passport my question what that mean ? i am very confused and afraid of denial ? di i have any hope to get visa? please i need answer

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Married December 19, 2014

I-130 Petition sent January 14, 2015
NOA1 date January 20, 2015 (NSC)

NOA2 date May 28, 2015 :dance::dance::dance:

Mailed to NVC June 4, 2015

NVC Received June 10, 2015

NVC Case Number Assigned June 23, 2015

NVC AoS Invoice via Mail June 24, 2015

NVC Selected Agent Over Phone June 30, 2015 (Unable to logon to CEAC)

NVC IV Invoice via email received July 1, 2015

NVC AoS/IV Package Mailed July 2, 2015

NVC AoS & IV Fee Paid Online (CEAC is working) July 6. 2015

NVC Document Scan Date July 6, 2015

NCV AoS & IV Fee marked as paid in CEAC July, 7 2015

NVC DS 260 Completed July 8, 2015

NVC CC July 30, 2015 (24 days after scan date, about 2 months post NOA2)

Interview Scheduled on August 26, 2015

Interview P4 Email Received August 27, 2015

Medical in Islamabad September 2, 2015

Interview Date September 22, 2015 CANCELLED (Embassy is Over scheduled) :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

Interview Scheduled on September 10, 2015

Interview Date October 14, 2015 APPROVED

Visa Issued October 16, 2015, 9 months start to finish

POE JFK October 26, 2015

GC in Hand Jan 8, 2016

RoC I-751 NOA1 August 31, 2017 (Vermont Service Center)

Biometrics October 2, 2017

I551 Stamp in Passport August 2, 2018

18 Month Extension Letter August 3, 2018

Applied for Naturalization N-400 Online July 30, 2018

Biometrics August 23, 2018

10 year GC is in production September 17, 2018

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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2 hours ago, soufyane lindsey said:

hello everybody i am doing my interview of k1 visa last wednesday 28 december and consular officer ask me a lot of question but in the end she give paper g221 mean missing papers of explain wedding plane and more evidence of pic + screen shots but she take my passport with photo 5-5 and she tell me send me papers by aramex and we will contact you for you passport my question what that mean ? i am very confused and afraid of denial ? di i have any hope to get visa? please i need answer

You still have a chance to give more evidence, which is a good thing.  So just give them everything you've got to prove your relationship is true.  

 

Because we couldn't make definite wedding plans, not knowing when we'll get the visa, we wrote up all the plans we wanted to make (what food/cake we want, where the ceremony will be, decorations, who is invited, etc.) and provided any email communications with caterers, vendors, wedding officiants, etc., that talk about our wedding plans.  We provided a lot of photos (20+ pictures from our 2nd vacation together; the first petition packet we sent had 20+ from our first vacation). We also copied pictures, screenshots from Facebook/IM and Skype, text messages, Skype subscriptions and logs, cell phone logs, etc., into a huge Word file and wrote descriptions about the pictures and conversations and printed that out - 30+ pages. We showed pictures with friends and family, communications that show how we love each other, how often we communicate (everyday), that others know about our relationship, the ways we support each other, vacation plans we were making or had together, etc.  We also provided original plane tickets/boarding passes, copies of passport pages which show stamps/visas for our vacations together - this is the most important documented proof that we traveled to be together.  We included any receipts during our travel/vacations (we didn't have many), money exchange documents, as well as pictures that showed we were at certain locations where we had a receipt (such as at an airport or grocery store).

 

Just take all the evidence you can give them, put it together in an organized way, and give them all information they ask for.  For anything you may not have that they ask for, write a letter of explanation to address why you don't have it. You may want to write up a timeline of your relationship and a story of how you met and have kept the relationship going, to this day.  If you have any receipts for a wedding ring, provide the originals.  Make copies of anything you provide them, for your own files.  Just to note, each packet we provided (original submission and the one taken to the embassy) was 3cm+ thick.  We may have gone overboard, but got an approval on the interview day.  Though you may not have that much info to provide, give them all you can.  Better to over-document than under-document, especially since they want more evidence.  Good luck to you all!!!


7/16/2015: First communication online                     1/23/2017: Visa Received
4/24/2016: Got Engaged! (L)                                      2/1/2017: Entry into USA           
6/10/2016: Filed I-129F petition                                   3/4/2017: Got Married! (L)

6/18/2016: I-129F NOA1                                                4/10/2017: Filed AOS (I-485), EAD, AP

8/18/2016: I-129F NOA2                                                8/4/2017: Approved EAD with AP received

9/5/2016: NVC Received                                               11/8/2017: AOS Approved

9/15/2016: Consulate Received                                   11/16/2017: Green Card Received

11/28/2016: Interview Date - Approved!!

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hello everybody i am doing my interview of k1 visa last wednesday 28 december and consular officer ask me a lot of question but in the end she give paper g221 mean missing papers of explain wedding plane and screen shots and she get my passport and she tell me we will contact you for your passport after in 3 january i resubmited the papers in vfs global my case was administrative processing from the day of interview 28 december but in 5 januery 2 days after send the papers the status change the update but stay admin processing my question what that mean ? and how many time i wait now to satut change to issued? i am very confused about that  and another question what that mean to take my passport ?

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Generally is a good sign when they take your passport. Also good you turned in the requested documents. Exactly how long it will take them to process/review those papers, and also complete their own checks during the AP process varies greatly. Could be a week, 3-4 weeks, 1-2 months, or longer... 

 

Perhaps there are some other recent Algeria approvals for K-1s here that can assist with a more accurate time line based on their AP experience. Good luck!


08/15/2014 : Met Online

06/30/2016 : I-129F Packet Sent

07/08/2016 : NOA 1 Received

08/25/2016 : NOA 2 Received (48 days)

11/08/2016 : Interview - APPROVED!

11/18/2016 : Visa in hand

11/23/2016 : POE - Dallas, Texas

From sending of I-129F petiton to POE - 146 days.

 

02/03/2017 - Married 

 

02/24/2017 - AOS packet sent

03/06/2017 - NOA1's received via text

03/31/2017 - Biometrics appointment Completed

06/01/2017 - EAD/AP Combo Card Received in mail

12/06/2017 - I-485 Approved

12/14/2017 - Green Card Received in mail - No Interview

 

 

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AP= Additional Processing is normal for people coming from MENA countries.   Back ground checks on Beneficiary (You) is the common reason.

Give it a few weeks, keeping your passport was a good sign.


Adjustment of Status from a Visitors Visa:

Married: January 3, 2013

Chicago lockbox:

Sent: 9/12/16: I-130 + I-485 + I-765 (USPS)

Delivered: 09/15/2016

Received Texts of All 3 receipt's: 09/23/2016

10/04/2016 Received all (3) I-797C receipts via USPS

10/08/2016 Received Biometrics letter received

10/13/2016 Biometrics, walk in-successful.

11/18/2016 EAD card Approved. I-765 //64 Days

11/23/2016 Text from USCIS- EAD card mailed today

11/26/2016 EAD Card received in the mail.

12/01/2016 Applied for Social Security Card

12/08/2016 Received Social Security card in mail

12/14/2016 Applied for Texas ID card.

12/27/2016 Received Texas ID card in mail.

08/08/2017  Sent in paperwork for renewal of EAD card.

08/10/2015   Renewal petition for EAD delivered by USPS to USCIS

08/16/2017   Received text-email notifications EAD /AP renewal received by USCIS

10/02/2017   New medical done-other one long expired.

10/13/2017  Received letter of interview-- Nov. 13, 2017

11/02/2017  Received email and text, Interview cancelled, will be rescheduled.   Heartbroken....

12/18/2017  Still awaiting new interview date.  Have not received renewed EAD/AP card.....Waiting, waiting... Waiting.

12/29/2017  End of the year, not received new interview date or renewed EAD-AP card.  Happy New Year!!

01/25/2018  Welcome to 2018, not a damn word from USCIS on new interview date.

02/02/2018  RECEIVED NEW INTERVIEW DATE    FEB. 21   AND THATS MY BIRTHDAY TOO.

02/21/2018   Had interview, was told in about 4 weeks for a decision... more waiting......

02/23/2018   Renewal of EAD-AP card approved.

02/28/2018   Text from USCIS,  EAD-AP card mailed

03/03/2018   Received in mail EAD/AP combo card.

07/03/2018   Info Pass in Houston,   Houston USCIS office said they are 2000 petitions behind, give them till end of August, as they are doing clean up from interviews.

 

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Touching your file is a good sign. As far as still being in AP, I would not worry about it. The norm for a case to be in AP before contacting them is 60 days. But since they kept your passport, you sent the documents I will take a wild guess that your CEAC will change between AP and Issued in the next week to two weeks. If you see the case change between AP to ISSUED then AP, don't panic, it is normal. At the end, it will say "ISSUED"  also, notice on CEAC what it says on top  NONE IMMIGRANT VISA  or IMMIGRANTS VISA. If NIV then your visa was issued. 

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Not to nitpick but AP = Administrative Processing :goofy:

Good luck OP, hope it doesn't take too long :)


K1 Visa & AOS

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2016-03-19         i-129F Sent
2016-03-24         i-129F NOA1
2016-06-14         i-129F NOA2
2016-07-08         NVC Rec'd
2016-07-12         Case #
2016-07-13         NVC Left
2016-07-14         Consulate Rec'd
2016-07-19         Medical
2016-08-11         Interview Date (approved)
2016-09-06         Issued
2016-09-09         Visa In Hand
2016-10-19         POE Dallas Fort-Worth
2016-10-30         Our Halloween Wedding

2016-11-16         AOS package sent (i-485, i-131, i-765, i-864, g-325a, DS-3025)
2016-11-17         AOS package delivered to Chicago lockbox
2016-11-23         NOA1's by e-mail and text (@ 10:30 pm CT)
2016-11-26         NOA1 hard copies
2016-12-03         Biometrics appointment in mail
2016-12-07         Biometrics (Early walk-in Desoto, appointment was for Dec 13th)

2017-02-17         Notice of card in production by email and text (@8:00 am CT, i-765) - Day 92

2017-02-22         Notice of approval by email and text (@1:00 pm CT, i-765 and i-131) - Day 97

2017-02-22         Notice of card being mailed by email and text (@7:00 pm CT, i-765) - Day 97

2017-02-25         EAD/AP combo card arrived in mail - Day 100

2017-03-03         Notice of green card in production by email and text (@4:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-03         Notice of approval by email and text (@6:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-11          Green card arrived in mail  - Day 113

2018-12-03          First day to file for ROC (i-751)

 

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*** Thread is moved from the K-1 Process forum to the K-1 Case Progress subforum. ***


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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hello everybodys i had my interview 28 december 2016 and was given g221 missing papers of evidence of relationship then after in 3 januery i send this papers through vfs global but in 12 january i send an email to the embassy and they respond to me they did not receive the document documents yet once they get them a consular officer review them and contact me with update but my question why vfs global delay to delivre my package to the embassy? is that problem? and i hear from people vfs global very fast to delivre it  is that true ? i am really confused about my documents i don't understand  why is take long 

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***** three threads on the same issue merged.  PLease do not post more than once on a question/ problem ****


Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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