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My fiance is a Syrian refugee.  He's in Greece now but hopefully be moving to another European country soon. I feel like I am on an uphill battle...if you can help me with information on any of these questions I'd be eternally grateful.

1) Can anyone provide me with the steps I would need to take to get his paperwork transferred?  

2) Also, we have not been able to file for an interview because he has no passport - is there any way around this?

3)  How do we get a police clearance from Greece?  How about Syria?  Can you even get a police clearance from Syria?

Thank you in advance!

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Did you already file something? If yes, what did you file and with which supporting documents?

 

He absolutely needs a passport. There is no way around it.

 

Does he have any crime records?

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If he doesn't have a passport, does he a have a travel document that states his status as a refugee? Either way, I think as the poster above said, he will need a passport as the visa is typically issued inside of it. 

 

When did you file the K1 paperwork? 

 

If he lived in Syria as an adult recently, they will require police clearance. It looks like it's often not available to Syrians living outside of Syria, so I would maybe try contacting the Syrian embassy or consulate in whatever country he is living in and ask for instructions. I found this by looking on this site (under the Police, Court, Prison Records tab): https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/fees/reciprocity-by-country/SY.html

 

Police records for Greece (also see Police, Court, Prison Records tab): https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/fees/reciprocity-by-country/GR.html

 

 


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5 hours ago, Frage said:

Did you already file something? If yes, what did you file and with which supporting documents?

 

He absolutely needs a passport. There is no way around it.

 

Does he have any crime records?

I have filed the initial application and we were approved... NOA -1 and NOA - 2.  We have pictures and airline stubs as proof of the four times I've been to Greece to visit him.

He doesn't have a criminal record.
He will eventually get a passport from the country the UN sends him to....

 

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5 hours ago, RJandHamid said:

If he doesn't have a passport, does he a have a travel document that states his status as a refugee? Either way, I think as the poster above said, he will need a passport as the visa is typically issued inside of it. 

 

When did you file the K1 paperwork? 

 

If he lived in Syria as an adult recently, they will require police clearance. It looks like it's often not available to Syrians living outside of Syria, so I would maybe try contacting the Syrian embassy or consulate in whatever country he is living in and ask for instructions. I found this by looking on this site (under the Police, Court, Prison Records tab): https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/fees/reciprocity-by-country/SY.html

 

Police records for Greece (also see Police, Court, Prison Records tab): https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/fees/reciprocity-by-country/GR.html

 

 

He'll hopefully be getting a passport soon.  He has documentation saying he's a refugee...but they won't accept that as a reason to issue a passport (at least they wouldn't in Greece).  We filed the K1 back in February.  We received his NVC case number in June.  Currently we are having to wait on hold since he doesn't have a passport.  That's where we are at!

 

I need to get a police clearance from Syria for him - which is proving difficult....I've looked at both websites you've listed and Greece has sent out a police report but we don't know what to do for the Syria PC!  If you've got any other suggestions, I'd appreciate it otherwise thanks so much for your help.

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I thought the UN issued something? But a Passport is issued by the Country you are a Citizen of.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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22 hours ago, Boiler said:

I thought the UN issued something? But a Passport is issued by the Country you are a Citizen of.

No - they won't issue him anything because he's going through their relocation process.  He'll get his passport in the country that he ends up in.

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38 minutes ago, ags247 said:

No - they won't issue him anything because he's going through their relocation process.  He'll get his passport in the country that he ends up in.

If he is relocated to the US that would be a win win.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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On 9/6/2017 at 11:00 PM, ags247 said:

My fiance is a Syrian refugee.  He's in Greece now but hopefully be moving to another European country soon. I feel like I am on an uphill battle...if you can help me with information on any of these questions I'd be eternally grateful.

1) Can anyone provide me with the steps I would need to take to get his paperwork transferred?  

2) Also, we have not been able to file for an interview because he has no passport - is there any way around this?

3)  How do we get a police clearance from Greece?  How about Syria?  Can you even get a police clearance from Syria?

Thank you in advance!

I did my best to get a.police clearance from syria through syrian consulate here in philippines but after paying and waiting for 4 months no police clearance arrived instead syrian consul gived me this police certificate like a proof that i did my best to get but i think its impossible for them to get a PC from syria for us.so i sent this Police certificate to US Embassy here in manila.

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