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Can't really help you "pass this time around", but what was the issues from the first interview? Those are things they will definately go after again and even more in depth possibly. 


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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It is all on your spouse.. Tell your spouse to study for this interview like he/she is sitting for final exams..lol.

Questions have gotten very personal...like when your last fight? what was the fight about? etc.

Your must answer firmly and confidently. If CO tries to  refute any of his/her answers, he/she must argue and defend his/her answers...

like [ if i say it is yes, it is yes, you are not going to tell me no] attitude.

 


(L)(L)(L)(L)(L)(L)(L)

CR- 1

Interview :  11/15/2016

Result: AP  (form 221 (g))

Correspondence with Embassy: Tons of emails, Facebook posts, tweets, Congressman inquiry

Complaint letter with OIG : 12/29/2016

Case dispatched to diplomatic pouch : 01/11/2017

Case dispatched from diplomatic mail service to NVC : 01/23/2017

Case arrived at NVC: 01/26/2017

NVC sent case to USCIS : 02/09/2017 (system update)

Case receive by USCIS (text & email notification): 03/07/2017

 

Reaffirm Petition Timeline for folks in GHANA.. Please update your information..Thank you!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1k0NXnbJdyEIRR1_Dr4t3yXmsM0tBbq-tZsj0-o3cMV0/edit?usp=sharing

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 Hello Nyala, .... Good to hear about your spouse upcoming interview . I have also been waiting for a NOID or a NOIR since August 2015. I did contact my senator . Case still pending. I am hoping to get a response soon.

      Do you think your presence at the interview will make a difference? Maybe in some circumstances the petitioner may be allowed access for the CO to interview you both at the consulate . That will make a huge difference.

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Each relationship has a thousand different variables and therefore it is impossible to predict what the questions will be.
Perhaps more of the same from last time, perhaps they will focus on the current time or ask questions for the future.

Get into their heads and anticipate all that could pertain to your specific relationship and know the answers.
 


Spoiler

 

I-129F Sent : 3-31-2014, NOA2: 4-6-2014

NVC Received : some dinkelsberry yehoo in the house of clingons send our petition to the wrong consulate.

Consulate Received : July 30,2014 Transfer to right embassy complete.

Interview Date : Oct 22, 2014

Interview Result : AP , requesting another PC (not expired) and certified divorce decree (was submitted)Stokes interview via phone for petitioner 4 hrs after interview.

Oct 23 email notification visa approved.
Visa Received : Nov. 3 , 2014 VISA IN HAND.

US Entry : Nov. 21, 2014

Marriage : Dec 27, 2014

AOS send : May 12, 2015, received May 14, 2015 USPS priority

Email &text : May 18, 2015, check cashed May 19,2015, return receipt May 21, 2015 stamped USCIS Lockbox, NOA1 (3x) May 22,2015

Biometrics : June 1, 2015 letter received for appointment June 8, 2015, successful walk-in June 1, 2015

RFE : June 12, 2015 for income not meeting guideline. Income does ( ! ) exceed guideline.

RFE response : June 26, 2015 returned with a boat load full of financial evidence.

UPDATE: July 5, 2015 updated on all 3 cases, RFE received June 30, 2015.

Service request : Aug 12, 2015, letter received that it will be processed within 90 days from receipt of RFE.

UPDATE: Aug 24, 2015, EAD card being produced/ordered. ( 102 days from AOS receipt day and 55 days from RFE response received.) Thank you Jesus !

Emails : Aug 24, 2015, EAD approved, EAD card ordered.

I-797 EAD/AP approval notice received : Aug 27, 2015

EAD/AP combo card mailed : Aug 27, 2015, EAD/AP combo card received: Aug 31, 2015

Renewal application send for EAD/AP : May 31,2016 (AOS pending over 1 year). Received June 2, 2016,Notice date June7, 2016, emails,texts, NOA1 hard copy

Service request for pending AOS April 21, 2016, case not assigned yet.
Service request for pending AOS June 14, 2016, tier 2 said performing background checks.
Expedite request for EAD/AP Aug 3, 2016, Aug10 notification >request was received, assigned, completed. RFE letter requesting evidence for expedite, docs faxed Aug18

*Service request for I-485 Aug 3, 2016, Aug11 notification> request was assigned. Service request Dec 2, 2016.
AOS Interview letter received Aug 12, 2016

AOS Interview September 21, 2016.

Second Biometrics appointment letters received for EAD and AOS on Aug 15, 2016 for Aug 17 ( 2 day notice).

Second Biometrics completed Aug 17, 2016

Third Biometrics appointment letter received Aug 19, 2016 for Sept. 1, 2016. WTH ?!

EAD/AP (renewal) approval Aug 22, 2016, NOA2 received Aug 25, 2016

Renewal EAD in production notification text and online, expedite successful 4 days after RFE request response was faxed, Aug25mailed,Aug29received.

Sept. 21 Interview, 2 hour interview, we were separated and asked about 50 questions each for an hour each. IO was firm but professional, some smiles.
Several service requests made, contacted Senator and Ombudsman. Background checks still pending.
July 21, 2017 HOME VISIT.  Went well. Topic thread in AOS forum.
Waiting to skip ROC and get 10 yr GC due to over 2 year while pending AOS
AOS APPROVED Oct. 4, 2017 * Green card in hand Oct 13, 2017 !!!!!

First K1 denied after 16 month of AP. Refiled. We are a couple since 2009. Not a sprint but a matter of endurance.

 

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congrats :dancing:on your second interview but we need to know what basis was the first refusal on ? so we can know what to think n advise thou. but it should be generally around the same questions as the first time again and in depth...   if your kids were approved why the spouse refused ? are the kids born to both of you?

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16 hours ago, kaygee said:

 Hello Nyala, .... Good to hear about your spouse upcoming interview . I have also been waiting for a NOID or a NOIR since August 2015. I did contact my senator . Case still pending. I am hoping to get a response soon.

      Do you think your presence at the interview will make a difference? Maybe in some circumstances the petitioner may be allowed access for the CO to interview you both at the consulate . That will make a huge difference.

August 2015??


(L)(L)(L)(L)(L)(L)(L)

CR- 1

Interview :  11/15/2016

Result: AP  (form 221 (g))

Correspondence with Embassy: Tons of emails, Facebook posts, tweets, Congressman inquiry

Complaint letter with OIG : 12/29/2016

Case dispatched to diplomatic pouch : 01/11/2017

Case dispatched from diplomatic mail service to NVC : 01/23/2017

Case arrived at NVC: 01/26/2017

NVC sent case to USCIS : 02/09/2017 (system update)

Case receive by USCIS (text & email notification): 03/07/2017

 

Reaffirm Petition Timeline for folks in GHANA.. Please update your information..Thank you!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1k0NXnbJdyEIRR1_Dr4t3yXmsM0tBbq-tZsj0-o3cMV0/edit?usp=sharing

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Yes @ IcezMan_Icezlady.   Its a tough wait. My spouse had the interview in August of 2015. A 221g was issued. The consulate didn't return the petitions until 6 months later in Feb of 2016 to the NVC. Nvc in turn waited a month and forwarded it to the USCIS. The USCIS received the returned petition in March of 2016 . The USCIS "touched" my returned petition in October of 2016. 

    Been waiting ever since . I contacted my senator and the ombudsman lots of times for a response from USCIS.  The USCIS says they are backlogged and returned petitions are not a priority on their list. Sent more evidence and made a trip to my spouse. 

      Its tough. Hoping for a response from the USCIS 

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17 hours ago, IcezMan_IcezLady said:

August 2015??

My husband's was also denied in September 2015 and we are still waiting.  His case is back at the embassy after being reaffirmed. The last time it was touched was late April 2017, and it is showing that it is in AP. It's now almost a month later from the last time it was touched and he has not been contacted for a second interview or anything.

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On 5/20/2017 at 2:32 AM, lutz said:

My husband's was also denied in September 2015 and we are still waiting.  His case is back at the embassy after being reaffirmed. The last time it was touched was late April 2017, and it is showing that it is in AP. It's now almost a month later from the last time it was touched and he has not been contacted for a second interview or anything.

But in your case, your case has been reaffirmed and it is now back at the embassy waiting for interview.

If I read @kaygee correctly, their case hasn't been reaffirmed and they havent received NOIR/NOID. Your case is far ahead of them while they are yet to get a NOIR. That is ridiculous.


(L)(L)(L)(L)(L)(L)(L)

CR- 1

Interview :  11/15/2016

Result: AP  (form 221 (g))

Correspondence with Embassy: Tons of emails, Facebook posts, tweets, Congressman inquiry

Complaint letter with OIG : 12/29/2016

Case dispatched to diplomatic pouch : 01/11/2017

Case dispatched from diplomatic mail service to NVC : 01/23/2017

Case arrived at NVC: 01/26/2017

NVC sent case to USCIS : 02/09/2017 (system update)

Case receive by USCIS (text & email notification): 03/07/2017

 

Reaffirm Petition Timeline for folks in GHANA.. Please update your information..Thank you!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1k0NXnbJdyEIRR1_Dr4t3yXmsM0tBbq-tZsj0-o3cMV0/edit?usp=sharing

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Absolutely ridiculous @IcezMan_IcezLady . I have a feeling the jurisdiction ones case is also makes a difference in how quick they respond . Nyala's case was at the Nebraska Service Center. They move faster with cases by comparison. Mine is at Vermont . Done everything possible to get a response about my case. Currently waiting for an Ombudsman inquiry . My Senator's office has also been making inquiries .  All they say is they working on it.  I am planning an another info-pass  appointment at the local office. 

          Any specific  ideas about what causes such delays? ....   background checks or backlogged cases( i presume). I really cannot figure out what is going on .

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8 minutes ago, kaygee said:

Absolutely ridiculous @IcezMan_IcezLady . I have a feeling the jurisdiction ones case is also makes a difference in how quick they respond . Nyala's case was at the Nebraska Service Center. They move faster with cases by comparison. Mine is at Vermont . Done everything possible to get a response about my case. Currently waiting for an Ombudsman inquiry . My Senator's office has also been making inquiries .  All they say is they working on it.  I am planning an another info-pass  appointment at the local office. 

          Any specific  ideas about what causes such delays? ....   background checks or backlogged cases( i presume). I really cannot figure out what is going on .

sorry .. Vermont is the hole of all cases. 

If you can, I would suggest you camp at your senator or reps office until they can get some answers for you. I have heard of cases staying there for far too long. 

It's either you "harass" your congressman to get some answers for you or you cancel and refile.

Waiting on them doesn't work as much.


(L)(L)(L)(L)(L)(L)(L)

CR- 1

Interview :  11/15/2016

Result: AP  (form 221 (g))

Correspondence with Embassy: Tons of emails, Facebook posts, tweets, Congressman inquiry

Complaint letter with OIG : 12/29/2016

Case dispatched to diplomatic pouch : 01/11/2017

Case dispatched from diplomatic mail service to NVC : 01/23/2017

Case arrived at NVC: 01/26/2017

NVC sent case to USCIS : 02/09/2017 (system update)

Case receive by USCIS (text & email notification): 03/07/2017

 

Reaffirm Petition Timeline for folks in GHANA.. Please update your information..Thank you!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1k0NXnbJdyEIRR1_Dr4t3yXmsM0tBbq-tZsj0-o3cMV0/edit?usp=sharing

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17 hours ago, IcezMan_IcezLady said:

But in your case, your case has been reaffirmed and it is now back at the embassy waiting for interview.

If I read @kaygee correctly, their case hasn't been reaffirmed and they havent received NOIR/NOID. Your case is far ahead of them while they are yet to get a NOIR. That is ridiculous.

Yes, you are correct.  I misread.  Sorry for your hassles with this and your waiting.  It is ridiculous as all say and seemingly nothing we can do about it.  I made an appointment for an info pass after getting an ombudsman involved.  On the very day my info pass was scheduled was the day the case was reaffirmed.  It can't hurt to make an appointment.

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6 hours ago, lutz said:

Yes, you are correct.  I misread.  Sorry for your hassles with this and your waiting.  It is ridiculous as all say and seemingly nothing we can do about it.  I made an appointment for an info pass after getting an ombudsman involved.  On the very day my info pass was scheduled was the day the case was reaffirmed.  It can't hurt to make an appointment.

I know I am far away in the line but it won't hurt for me to schedule one.


(L)(L)(L)(L)(L)(L)(L)

CR- 1

Interview :  11/15/2016

Result: AP  (form 221 (g))

Correspondence with Embassy: Tons of emails, Facebook posts, tweets, Congressman inquiry

Complaint letter with OIG : 12/29/2016

Case dispatched to diplomatic pouch : 01/11/2017

Case dispatched from diplomatic mail service to NVC : 01/23/2017

Case arrived at NVC: 01/26/2017

NVC sent case to USCIS : 02/09/2017 (system update)

Case receive by USCIS (text & email notification): 03/07/2017

 

Reaffirm Petition Timeline for folks in GHANA.. Please update your information..Thank you!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1k0NXnbJdyEIRR1_Dr4t3yXmsM0tBbq-tZsj0-o3cMV0/edit?usp=sharing

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