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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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Patrick is coming for a visit soon. He's only going to stay in the US for 2 weeks or so, then he will go back. What causes the immigration officials to turn you away? We NEED this visit and I am teaching right now so I can't go. What can we do to ensure that he will not be turned away at the gates?

December 12 2005 ~ sent I129F packet to

December 14 2005 ~ Packet Recieved by

December 20 2005 ~ NOA 1

December 29 2005 ~ Touched

March 9 2006 ~ NOA2

April 5 2006 ~ Packet 3 arrives

April 11 2006 ~ Packet 3 returned to London Embassy

June 12 2006 ~ Interview Date (APPROVED!)

June 26 2006 ~ Entered the U.S. under K-1 Visa

July 06 2006 ~ JOP marriage

September 12 2006~ I-485 Received by INS

September 18 2006~ NOA recieved

September 30 2006~ Married

October 3 2006 ~ Biometrics Appointment (Fingerprinted)

November 16, 2006~ RFE reply received ...didn't even know we had an RFE (INS stated that the RFE was

probably sent to the DR. that did our biometrics)

January 17, 2007 ~ CSC is now processing cases received September 25 (11 days after ours was received) :(

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Have a read of this very good archived thread on travelling to the US.....

http://www.visajourney.com/forums2/index.php?showtopic=58200&hl

You can find me on FBI

An overview of Security Name Checks And Administrative Review at Service Center, NVC & Consulate levels.

Detailed Review USCIS Alien Security Checks

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View Timeline HERE

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One good idea might be to send Patrick a copy of the NOA-2, with an explanation that the case will be forwarded to the Embassy/Consulate--and that he will HAVE to leave US for the interview.

Maybe surprising, but the necessity to leave US to do the consular interview (including for employment-based GC's) is enough in USCIS eyes to negate immigrant intent. :wacko:

(not a guarantee that USCIS officious will allow in though--unfortunately, it IS up to the officious' discretion)

2005/07/10 I-129F filed for Pras

2005/11/07 I-129F approved, forwarded to NVC--to Chennai Consulate 2005/11/14

2005/12/02 Packet-3 received from Chennai

2005/12/21 Visa Interview Date

2006/04/04 Pras' entry into US at DTW

2006/04/15 Church Wedding at Novi (Detroit suburb), MI

2006/05/01 AOS Packet (I-485/I-131/I-765) filed at Chicago

2006/08/23 AP and EAD approved. Two down, 1.5 to go

2006/10/13 Pras' I-485 interview--APPROVED!

2006/10/27 Pras' conditional GC arrives -- .5 to go (2 yrs to Conditions Removal)

2008/07/21 I-751 (conditions removal) filed

2008/08/22 I-751 biometrics completed

2009/06/18 I-751 approved

2009/07/03 10-year GC received; last 0.5 done!

2009/07/23 Pras files N-400

2009/11/16 My 46TH birthday, Pras N-400 approved

2010/03/18 Pras' swear-in

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Ireland
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It is CRUCIAL that he show "why" he will be leaving after his visit.

They just want to make sure that he isn't going to stay illegally. Whatever he can bring to prove he will be leaving after his 2 week visit will be what they are looking for. Keep in mind though-it is ultimately up to the officer-so anything could happen.

I am sure he will be fine-good luck

Ni neart go cur le cheile

"Togetherness is Strength"

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Sweden
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It is a good idea to have things like proof of employment, a lease ... basically anything that would require a return from the US.

I-130

2005-09-23 Sent I-130.

2005-10-05 I-130 NOA1

2006-02-19 *touched*

2006-02-21 RFE

2006-03-09 RFE received by CSC

2006-03-29 I-130 NOA2

2006-03-31 *touched*

2006-04-01 *touched*

2006-04-12 NVC assigned case number

I-129F

2005-11-18 I-129F Sent

2005-11-29 I-129F NOA1

2005-12-27 I-129F RFE :(

2006-01-13 I-129F RFE Reply sent.

2006-01-25 *touched*

2006-01-26 I-129F RFE received

2006-04-04 *touched*

2006-04-04 NOA2 **approved!!!**

2006-04-20 NVC assigned case number

2006-04-21 case forwarded to embassy

2006-04-26 packet 3 received

2006-05-02 packet 3 sent

2006-05-04 packet 4 received

2006-05-15 Interview in Stockholm **APPROVED**

2006-05-23 My sweetie is coming home!!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Ireland
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It is a good idea to have things like proof of employment, a lease ... basically anything that would require a return from the US.

:thumbs:

yes-those are the things they want to see!!!!

Ni neart go cur le cheile

"Togetherness is Strength"

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Germany
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Make sure he's not going through Atlanta!!!!!!! Have almost been sent back by Officer Butler there last month.

Your NoA 2 should be enough evidence and a VERY good reason that he wants to leave the USA again to attend his interview and proof that he DOES NOT want to stay in the US illegally.

Be careful with other evidence,they've tried to use that against me last month!!!!!!

Good Luck

Natasha

Met on May 17,2005

Got engaged on Sep 15th,2006

Came to the US for good on Jan 27th,2009

and we got married on March 28th,2009

GOD , grant me the serenity

to accept the things I can not change

the courage to change the things I can

and the wisdom to know the difference!

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Make sure he's not going through Atlanta!!!!!!! Have almost been sent back by Officer Butler there last month.

Your NoA 2 should be enough evidence and a VERY good reason that he wants to leave the USA again to attend his interview and proof that he DOES NOT want to stay in the US illegally.

Be careful with other evidence,they've tried to use that against me last month!!!!!!

Good Luck

Natasha

Other approaches for this trip:

  • Through Dublin or Shannon (immigration cleared there), change at US landing-point (there are no direct Dublin/Shannon to Atlanta flights, and you need to factor in the delay for CUSTOMS clearance with this approach)
  • Through Montreal or Toronto; both have PFI's where you clear US C&I--unfortunately, you also need to clear Canadian C&I both ways, even though only in transit

Both approaches only real advantage is that of avoiding "Officious Butler".

2005/07/10 I-129F filed for Pras

2005/11/07 I-129F approved, forwarded to NVC--to Chennai Consulate 2005/11/14

2005/12/02 Packet-3 received from Chennai

2005/12/21 Visa Interview Date

2006/04/04 Pras' entry into US at DTW

2006/04/15 Church Wedding at Novi (Detroit suburb), MI

2006/05/01 AOS Packet (I-485/I-131/I-765) filed at Chicago

2006/08/23 AP and EAD approved. Two down, 1.5 to go

2006/10/13 Pras' I-485 interview--APPROVED!

2006/10/27 Pras' conditional GC arrives -- .5 to go (2 yrs to Conditions Removal)

2008/07/21 I-751 (conditions removal) filed

2008/08/22 I-751 biometrics completed

2009/06/18 I-751 approved

2009/07/03 10-year GC received; last 0.5 done!

2009/07/23 Pras files N-400

2009/11/16 My 46TH birthday, Pras N-400 approved

2010/03/18 Pras' swear-in

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As long as the LORD's beside me, I don't care if this road ever ends.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Ireland
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There was a huge bit@h at Philly.................still haven't found out what here name is :angry:

Guess it depends on what kind of mood they are in. The Noa2 is definetly good proof that you will want to return home just don't forget to bring anything and everyting else you can. lots of luck.

Ni neart go cur le cheile

"Togetherness is Strength"

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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Lucky you're going by air. If anyone is crossing the CDN/USA border through Buffalo beware of "supervisor" Gary. He will lose your return ticket home and deny that he took it from you.

Barbara (Canada) & Dallas (USC)

AOS

Nov 13 2005 EAD & I-485 sent to Chicago Lockbox

Nov 22, 2005 EAD & I-485 NOA1

Dec 15, 2005 Biometrics for EAD & I-485

Dec 19, 2005 EAD & I-485 Touched

Jan 21, 2006 Rec'd I-485 Fingerprint Reschedule Notice (AHHH!!!)

Feb 10, 2006 Fingerprint App't

Feb 1, 2006 EAD Approved!!!!

Feb 11, 2006 Rec'd EAD card

Feb 13, 2006 Applied for SSN

Feb 17, 2006 Rec'd SSN

Feb 23, 2006 I-485 Transferred to CSC (AHHH!!)

Mar 02, 2006 I-485 Has been received at CSC

Mar 13, 2006 I-485 Touched

Mar 14, 2006 I-485 Touched

Apr 15 & 25 2006 emailed CSC for status inquiry on I-485

Apr 26 2006 received a response from CSC, another response in 60 days (ahhhhh!!!)

Apr 27, 2006 I-485 Touched

Jun 17, 2006 I-485 Touched

Jun 19, 2006 I-485 Touched

Jun 20, 2006 I-485 Touched

July 3, 2006 emailed CSC again, no response given in the allotted 60 days time frame.

July 27, 2006 received a response from CSC, another response will be given in 30 days.. ha ha ha.

***app sent back to Missouri ***app sent to Chicago

Aug 21 2006 touched

Sept 29 2006 3rd year Anniversay

October 13, 2006 Immigration Interview - Need to return with Long Form Birth Certificate

October 13, 2006 Long Form Birth Cert ordered with expediated shipping

October 18, 2006 Birth Cert Received

October 19, 2006 2nd Immigration Interview - APPROVED

5-20 business days for the Green Card to arrive, maybe I'll be back to see my family before Christmas?

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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Make sure he's not going through Atlanta!!!!!!! Have almost been sent back by Officer Butler there last month.

Your NoA 2 should be enough evidence and a VERY good reason that he wants to leave the USA again to attend his interview and proof that he DOES NOT want to stay in the US illegally.

Be careful with other evidence,they've tried to use that against me last month!!!!!!

Good Luck

Natasha

He is going through Atlanta unfortunately. There's nothing I can really do about it :(.

Do you think that the printed e-mail of the NOA2 will do? He's coming Saturday or Sunday and I won't have time to mail it to him.

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December 12 2005 ~ sent I129F packet to

December 14 2005 ~ Packet Recieved by

December 20 2005 ~ NOA 1

December 29 2005 ~ Touched

March 9 2006 ~ NOA2

April 5 2006 ~ Packet 3 arrives

April 11 2006 ~ Packet 3 returned to London Embassy

June 12 2006 ~ Interview Date (APPROVED!)

June 26 2006 ~ Entered the U.S. under K-1 Visa

July 06 2006 ~ JOP marriage

September 12 2006~ I-485 Received by INS

September 18 2006~ NOA recieved

September 30 2006~ Married

October 3 2006 ~ Biometrics Appointment (Fingerprinted)

November 16, 2006~ RFE reply received ...didn't even know we had an RFE (INS stated that the RFE was

probably sent to the DR. that did our biometrics)

January 17, 2007 ~ CSC is now processing cases received September 25 (11 days after ours was received) :(

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Lucky you're going by air. If anyone is crossing the CDN/USA border through Buffalo beware of "supervisor" Gary. He will lose your return ticket home and deny that he took it from you.

Unless your destination is close to Buffalo AND your starting point between Chatham and Ottawa (highly improbably for a VWP visitor), that's really an out-of-the-way approach.

Make sure he's not going through Atlanta!!!!!!! Have almost been sent back by Officer Butler there last month.

Your NoA 2 should be enough evidence and a VERY good reason that he wants to leave the USA again to attend his interview and proof that he DOES NOT want to stay in the US illegally.

Be careful with other evidence,they've tried to use that against me last month!!!!!!

Good Luck

Natasha

He is going through Atlanta unfortunately. There's nothing I can really do about it :(.

Do you think that the printed e-mail of the NOA2 will do? He's coming Saturday or Sunday and I won't have time to mail it to him.

Can you FAX it to him?

(admittedly, Kinko's and others will charge you royally to fax internationally)

Edited by sriniv

2005/07/10 I-129F filed for Pras

2005/11/07 I-129F approved, forwarded to NVC--to Chennai Consulate 2005/11/14

2005/12/02 Packet-3 received from Chennai

2005/12/21 Visa Interview Date

2006/04/04 Pras' entry into US at DTW

2006/04/15 Church Wedding at Novi (Detroit suburb), MI

2006/05/01 AOS Packet (I-485/I-131/I-765) filed at Chicago

2006/08/23 AP and EAD approved. Two down, 1.5 to go

2006/10/13 Pras' I-485 interview--APPROVED!

2006/10/27 Pras' conditional GC arrives -- .5 to go (2 yrs to Conditions Removal)

2008/07/21 I-751 (conditions removal) filed

2008/08/22 I-751 biometrics completed

2009/06/18 I-751 approved

2009/07/03 10-year GC received; last 0.5 done!

2009/07/23 Pras files N-400

2009/11/16 My 46TH birthday, Pras N-400 approved

2010/03/18 Pras' swear-in

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As long as the LORD's beside me, I don't care if this road ever ends.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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Lucky you're going by air. If anyone is crossing the CDN/USA border through Buffalo beware of "supervisor" Gary. He will lose your return ticket home and deny that he took it from you.

Unless your destination is close to Buffalo AND your starting point between Chatham and Ottawa (highly improbably for a VWP visitor), that's really an out-of-the-way approach.

Make sure he's not going through Atlanta!!!!!!! Have almost been sent back by Officer Butler there last month.

Your NoA 2 should be enough evidence and a VERY good reason that he wants to leave the USA again to attend his interview and proof that he DOES NOT want to stay in the US illegally.

Be careful with other evidence,they've tried to use that against me last month!!!!!!

Good Luck

Natasha

He is going through Atlanta unfortunately. There's nothing I can really do about it :(.

Do you think that the printed e-mail of the NOA2 will do? He's coming Saturday or Sunday and I won't have time to mail it to him.

Can you FAX it to him?

(admittedly, Kinko's and others will charge you royally to fax internationally)

I don't think he knows where to go to get a fax. Where are some places in Scotland? He's not as resourceful as I am, he'll just say he doesn't know and never think to call a place lol.

December 12 2005 ~ sent I129F packet to

December 14 2005 ~ Packet Recieved by

December 20 2005 ~ NOA 1

December 29 2005 ~ Touched

March 9 2006 ~ NOA2

April 5 2006 ~ Packet 3 arrives

April 11 2006 ~ Packet 3 returned to London Embassy

June 12 2006 ~ Interview Date (APPROVED!)

June 26 2006 ~ Entered the U.S. under K-1 Visa

July 06 2006 ~ JOP marriage

September 12 2006~ I-485 Received by INS

September 18 2006~ NOA recieved

September 30 2006~ Married

October 3 2006 ~ Biometrics Appointment (Fingerprinted)

November 16, 2006~ RFE reply received ...didn't even know we had an RFE (INS stated that the RFE was

probably sent to the DR. that did our biometrics)

January 17, 2007 ~ CSC is now processing cases received September 25 (11 days after ours was received) :(

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I don't think he knows where to go to get a fax. Where are some places in Scotland? He's not as resourceful as I am, he'll just say he doesn't know and never think to call a place lol.

How about faxing it to his workplace?

2005/07/10 I-129F filed for Pras

2005/11/07 I-129F approved, forwarded to NVC--to Chennai Consulate 2005/11/14

2005/12/02 Packet-3 received from Chennai

2005/12/21 Visa Interview Date

2006/04/04 Pras' entry into US at DTW

2006/04/15 Church Wedding at Novi (Detroit suburb), MI

2006/05/01 AOS Packet (I-485/I-131/I-765) filed at Chicago

2006/08/23 AP and EAD approved. Two down, 1.5 to go

2006/10/13 Pras' I-485 interview--APPROVED!

2006/10/27 Pras' conditional GC arrives -- .5 to go (2 yrs to Conditions Removal)

2008/07/21 I-751 (conditions removal) filed

2008/08/22 I-751 biometrics completed

2009/06/18 I-751 approved

2009/07/03 10-year GC received; last 0.5 done!

2009/07/23 Pras files N-400

2009/11/16 My 46TH birthday, Pras N-400 approved

2010/03/18 Pras' swear-in

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As long as the LORD's beside me, I don't care if this road ever ends.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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I'll check and see if I can fax the NOA2 to his workplace. He has his contract for his work which shows his proof of employment. He doesn't really have any bills. Would he be able to bring his car title or something to show that he has the auto and he has to pay yearly taxes and such? I'm not sure how strongly that ties him, but it is something isn't it? Would existing bank account help too? I mean it shows that he still has his finances in Scotland. Any other suggestions would be helpful because seriously he has no bills except for that car of his (not a car payment, just the tax).

December 12 2005 ~ sent I129F packet to

December 14 2005 ~ Packet Recieved by

December 20 2005 ~ NOA 1

December 29 2005 ~ Touched

March 9 2006 ~ NOA2

April 5 2006 ~ Packet 3 arrives

April 11 2006 ~ Packet 3 returned to London Embassy

June 12 2006 ~ Interview Date (APPROVED!)

June 26 2006 ~ Entered the U.S. under K-1 Visa

July 06 2006 ~ JOP marriage

September 12 2006~ I-485 Received by INS

September 18 2006~ NOA recieved

September 30 2006~ Married

October 3 2006 ~ Biometrics Appointment (Fingerprinted)

November 16, 2006~ RFE reply received ...didn't even know we had an RFE (INS stated that the RFE was

probably sent to the DR. that did our biometrics)

January 17, 2007 ~ CSC is now processing cases received September 25 (11 days after ours was received) :(

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