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I was interested in how exactly a petition is adjudicated and what kind of happens "behind the scenes" and I came across this field manual for adjudicators. It's pretty interesting if you would like to have a look at it. 

 

Adjudicator's field manual (public version)

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there was a thread on here a long time ago that still pops up from time to time thats pretty interesting. A VJ member did an interview with a former adjudicator.

 

Someone may have the link or you might be able to find it through a search.


5/7/2018 K1       Application mailed

5/9/2018             Application rec'd and signed for (sent via fedex)

5/14/2018          NOA1 Email notification

5/18/2018          NOA1 Paper copy rec'd (i797C)

11/5/2018          NOA2 ❤️ no RFE's

11/19/2018        NVC Received file

12/13/2018        Consulate received/ ready to schedule interview

 

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for anyone who wants to look at the link above, it *mainly* deals with children (biological or adoptive) and AWA. Other things mentioned as well, but more in brief than in detail. i skimmed the entire article and it may be of interest if any of the above is a situation in your case.

 

One thing i did find interesting, that they must not abide by often, was the use of 'N/A' in fields. Per the manual ' You should be aware that the use of the term "N/A" is a common ploy used to try to conceal relevant information (e.g., prior marriages, children, beneficiary's status in the United States) by implying the answer is "none" without actually stating it. Therefore, "N/A" should generally not be considered an acceptable answer.   '

 

I know I've seen cases where someone used N/A where it clearly wasn't an appropriate response (and as such received an RFE), but myself and most others on here use/d it with no issue on many sections (some of which could be answered with 'none', I suppose). Seems if the adjudicator had issues or somehow otherwise doubted the validity of the petition, this could be used as a basis for RFE (doubtful it would be a reason for denial). I've never really seen it done except in those cases where it really wasn't an appropriate response, though - so highly subjective and probably used/based on adjudicators personal feelings or intuition regarding the petition.


5/7/2018 K1       Application mailed

5/9/2018             Application rec'd and signed for (sent via fedex)

5/14/2018          NOA1 Email notification

5/18/2018          NOA1 Paper copy rec'd (i797C)

11/5/2018          NOA2 ❤️ no RFE's

11/19/2018        NVC Received file

12/13/2018        Consulate received/ ready to schedule interview

 

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Most petitions are approved at uscis level so you end up seeing statistics like 95% k1 petitions are approved. It doesnt mean they get Visa at the consular level of course but their petition was approved.  

 

I think the USCIS fraud referral sheet is much more interesting.  

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/nyregion/USCIS_Fraud_Referral_Sheet.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwi-suHKqIHfAhVm7IMKHYP0B0IQFjAAegQICBAB&usg=AOvVaw1dQfpF2KJ1sfvvyR4o2TOo

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On 12/2/2018 at 7:36 AM, debbiedoo said:

there was a thread on here a long time ago that still pops up from time to time thats pretty interesting. A VJ member did an interview with a former adjudicator.

 

Someone may have the link or you might be able to find it through a search.

https://www.visajourney.com/content/adjudicator-q-and-a/ 


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