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hello,

I am here in need of some information, if somebody can help me please.  

Today, my stepson had his medical exam in El Salvador,  He admitted that he had tried marihuana three times.  The last time was the first week of october, he was referred  to see a psychiatrist.  My husband is hoping to get the appointment next week because the interview is schedule on Dec 10, 2018.   My question is, since he is a minor, what are the probabilities to get the visa approved on the interview?  It has been a long journey and now this situation.   

 

Thank you in advance.

  


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as far as i know, its usually a year ban. sometimes thats not the case but pot is one of those things taken VERY seriously here and it is NOT legal at the federal level, which is the level you need to be concerned about


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Being a minor will not keep him from a 1 yr ban. The ban tends to vary between countries. 

 

There was another member on here whose teenager admitted pot. A 1 yr ban was given. They can and often also do periodic drug testing. So that is something else they can do. 

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11 minutes ago, Ontarkie said:

Being a minor will not keep him from a 1 yr ban. The ban tends to vary between countries. 

 

There was another member on here whose teenager admitted pot. A 1 yr ban was given. They can and often also do periodic drug testing. So that is something else they can do. 


Thank you for your reply.  No excuses but even if they admitted that it was used for "three" times which i don't know if that is true :(  


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04/30/2014— Interview scheduled

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25 minutes ago, debbiedoo said:

as far as i know, its usually a year ban. sometimes thats not the case but pot is one of those things taken VERY seriously here and it is NOT legal at the federal level, which is the level you need to be concerned about

yes, we are concerned, we did not have an idea that he was doing this.  As  you mentioned even if it's legal in CA it's not legal at the federal level.    I'll provide an update on December 10.  I know even know what to expect at this time :(

 

 


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04/22/2013—Sent I-130

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01/22/2014—I -130 shipped to NVC

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02/03/2014—NVC Received file

03/11/2014—Case Number Assigned

03/12/2014—IIN BIN Provided

03/14/2014—DS-261 Submitted

03/14/2014—AOS invoice available and paid

03/17/2014—AOS cleared bank

03/18/2014—AOS shows Paid

03/21/2014—AOS Package sent to NVC overnight

03/24/2014—AOS Package delivered at NVC

03/24/2014—DS-261 Accepted

03/24/2014—IV Invoice available

03/25/2014—IV fee paid

03/26/2014—IV Package sent to NVC overnight

03/26/2014—AOS entered in the system

03/27/2014—IV Delivered at NVC

03/27/2014—DS-260 submitted

03/31/2014—IV entered in the system

04/01/2014—Corrected I-864 sent (I found out that I have put the wrong address in part 2)

04/04/2014—Corrected I-864 delivered

04/08/2014— Corrected I-864 entered in the system.

04/09/2014— Received a false check list for the IV documents

04/10/2014— Case Complete (L)

04/30/2014— Interview scheduled

05/01/2014-- Interview email received

05/27/2014— Medical

06/09/2014— Interview/AP Joint sponsor required

07/18/2014-- Visa Issued

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6 minutes ago, va.ma said:


Thank you for your reply.  No excuses but even if they admitted that it was used for "three" times which i don't know if that is true :(  

Once is all they need to give a 1 yr ban. Why would he lie about using it, plus knowing he would be asked about this and than smokes it a month ago. 


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1 minute ago, va.ma said:

yes, we are concerned, we did not have an idea that he was doing this.  As  you mentioned even if it's legal in CA it's not legal at the federal level.    I'll provide an update on December 10.  I know even know what to expect at this time :(

 

 

sorry sweetie, from one mom of a dumb teen to another. All I can say is I'm REAL glad my future isn't in the hands of my 20 year old. Bad enough HER future is 😕

 

Let us know what happens, good or bad. It may help someone in the future.


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1 minute ago, Ontarkie said:

Once is all they need to give a 1 yr ban. Why would he lie about using it, plus knowing he would be asked about this and than smokes it a month ago. 

You are right but what I was trying to say is that we don't know for sure if he has been using it more than three times but as you said only 1 time is needed to give the 1 yr ban.   


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04/22/2013—Sent I-130

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03/12/2014—IIN BIN Provided

03/14/2014—DS-261 Submitted

03/14/2014—AOS invoice available and paid

03/17/2014—AOS cleared bank

03/18/2014—AOS shows Paid

03/21/2014—AOS Package sent to NVC overnight

03/24/2014—AOS Package delivered at NVC

03/24/2014—DS-261 Accepted

03/24/2014—IV Invoice available

03/25/2014—IV fee paid

03/26/2014—IV Package sent to NVC overnight

03/26/2014—AOS entered in the system

03/27/2014—IV Delivered at NVC

03/27/2014—DS-260 submitted

03/31/2014—IV entered in the system

04/01/2014—Corrected I-864 sent (I found out that I have put the wrong address in part 2)

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04/08/2014— Corrected I-864 entered in the system.

04/09/2014— Received a false check list for the IV documents

04/10/2014— Case Complete (L)

04/30/2014— Interview scheduled

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2 minutes ago, Ontarkie said:

Once is all they need to give a 1 yr ban. Why would he lie about using it, plus knowing he would be asked about this and than smokes it a month ago. 

cause teenagers are idiots. i have a 20 year old hell bent on ruining her life right now and nothing i can do about it.

 

it sucks for sure.


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6 minutes ago, debbiedoo said:

cause teenagers are idiots. i have a 20 year old hell bent on ruining her life right now and nothing i can do about it.

 

it sucks for sure.

Oh I know I've already been through the teen years 4 times already. What I meant was if he was going to lie about it he would lie saying he never used it at all. Unless he thought saying just 3 times vs 100 times would look better? They definitely  are not bright at that age. 


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Is he in a treatment programme?


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14 minutes ago, Boiler said:

Is he in a treatment programme?

We just knew about this today.  He is waiting to get an appointment to see the psychiatric.  


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03/31/2014—IV entered in the system

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04/08/2014— Corrected I-864 entered in the system.

04/09/2014— Received a false check list for the IV documents

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04/30/2014— Interview scheduled

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I seen people get the 1 year ban, Ive seen a 3 month ban and I’ve seen people get no ban. Both the 3 month ban and no ban were from the UK. I’ve seen a lot of 1 year bans from Latin American countries and Caribbean countries unfortunately. Good on him though for being honest. If you do get the one year ban it will start 8 weeks after the decision (to allow for the drug to get out of his system). He should have been drug tested at the medical. If he comes up positive he will most definitely get the one year ban. If he comes up negative and gets a psych evaluation that says he’s not addicted to any substances and it was simply him being a stupid kid and trying it a few times you might see a better result. Ultimately it’s up to the CO and the doctors there.


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6 hours ago, K & R said:

I seen people get the 1 year ban, Ive seen a 3 month ban and I’ve seen people get no ban. Both the 3 month ban and no ban were from the UK. I’ve seen a lot of 1 year bans from Latin American countries and Caribbean countries unfortunately. Good on him though for being honest. If you do get the one year ban it will start 8 weeks after the decision (to allow for the drug to get out of his system). He should have been drug tested at the medical. If he comes up positive he will most definitely get the one year ban. If he comes up negative and gets a psych evaluation that says he’s not addicted to any substances and it was simply him being a stupid kid and trying it a few times you might see a better result. Ultimately it’s up to the CO and the doctors there.

hi K & R,

thank you for taking the time to answer my post.  Stepson is going today to see the psychiatrist,  Hoping to get good news. 

 


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04/22/2013—Sent I-130

04/25/2013—I-130 NOA

11/27/2013—I-130 Transferred to NSC

01/21/2014—I-130 Approved

01/22/2014—I -130 shipped to NVC

NVC

02/03/2014—NVC Received file

03/11/2014—Case Number Assigned

03/12/2014—IIN BIN Provided

03/14/2014—DS-261 Submitted

03/14/2014—AOS invoice available and paid

03/17/2014—AOS cleared bank

03/18/2014—AOS shows Paid

03/21/2014—AOS Package sent to NVC overnight

03/24/2014—AOS Package delivered at NVC

03/24/2014—DS-261 Accepted

03/24/2014—IV Invoice available

03/25/2014—IV fee paid

03/26/2014—IV Package sent to NVC overnight

03/26/2014—AOS entered in the system

03/27/2014—IV Delivered at NVC

03/27/2014—DS-260 submitted

03/31/2014—IV entered in the system

04/01/2014—Corrected I-864 sent (I found out that I have put the wrong address in part 2)

04/04/2014—Corrected I-864 delivered

04/08/2014— Corrected I-864 entered in the system.

04/09/2014— Received a false check list for the IV documents

04/10/2014— Case Complete (L)

04/30/2014— Interview scheduled

05/01/2014-- Interview email received

05/27/2014— Medical

06/09/2014— Interview/AP Joint sponsor required

07/18/2014-- Visa Issued

07/22/2014-- Visa on hand

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