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Hello,

 

My fiancé had his interview today and they gave him an application to fill out along with proof of why I want my wedding in the states. However, I find it odd that his passport was not taken from him despite the addition requirements/ proof with no follow up appointment scheduled. The expiration date for the petition expires in two weeks and I’m still confused on what’s next once proof and forms are submitted thought their PO Box as requested. Has anyone had this issue before? And if so, were you given a second interview with the consulate? If his passport was not taken, does that mean it’s a denial? 

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4 hours ago, quelinda said:

Hello,

 

My fiancé had his interview today and they gave him an application to fill out along with proof of why I want my wedding in the states. However, I find it odd that his passport was not taken from him despite the addition requirements/ proof with no follow up appointment scheduled. The expiration date for the petition expires in two weeks and I’m still confused on what’s next once proof and forms are submitted thought their PO Box as requested. Has anyone had this issue before? And if so, were you given a second interview with the consulate? If his passport was not taken, does that mean it’s a denial? 

Same thing happened to mine today they needed his police report which we didn't submit and also they didn't take his passport. Am not sure its a denial because if it is they will tell you and give you a form stating why it was denied. Let him turn in the needed document and then the embassy would contact him or you when they receive it. He doesn't need another interview, when they do contact him he will be asked to bring his passport for the visa to be stamped

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Don't fret about it too much.  Submit all of the evidence requested as soon as possible, and then wait and hope for an eventual approval.  That's all you can do.  This process is not quick or easy.  Good luck!

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12 hours ago, quelinda said:

If his passport was not taken, does that mean it’s a denial? 

Keeping the passport typically means an approval is very likely, the reverse is not true though giving back the passport DOES NOT mean a denial is likely. At the end of the day, each embassy and case are different, oddities included. Remember, if they REALLY wanted to deny him, they would have already done so. So just provide the info they requested and wait for the final result.

 

I speak about the above from experience, ours was a huge mess:

For my wife, she had a crazy time for the K1 interview. The day before the appointment it disappeared from the website, she went anyways and had a 5 h wait. At the actual interview, she was asked no questions, simply told they want to verify her documents and as such there would be no interview today. She was then given her passport back and a 221G (Visa Refusal Form) with it stating "Administrative Processing of her Vietnamese documents". Oddly enough, a couple weeks later, she sent an email to them and they informed her that she was approved and should expect her packet (including passport with visa) in about 10 days; an interesting feat considering she still had her passport in her purse and had not had an interview.  In the end, it all worked out; they requested she mail her passport to them,  she ended up here, and now has her GC. 

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K1

Spoiler

 

09/24/2016 - I-129F Packet Submitted

09/26/2016 - NOA1

10/27/2016 - RFE Received

11/02/2016 - RFE Reply sent

11/09/2016 - NOA2

11/21/2016 - NVC Receives packet

12/12/2016 - Case left NVC for BKK Consulate

01/10/2017 - After travelling via the slowest route possible (likely via carrier pigeon) BKK Consulate receives packet

01/16/2017 - Packet 3 Instructions received

02/28/2017 - Packet 3 Instructions Completed

03/05/2017 - Packet 4 received 

03/29/2017 - Interview disappears from the schedule on the embassy website

03/30/2017 - She goes to her interview, is told they need to verify her documents since she is Vietnamese interviewing in Thailand, receives a 221G with 'Verification of Viet documents' as the reason. Gave back her passport.

03/31/2017-04/04/2017 - Case is being continuously touched. We suspect that our case was approved at this point but they didn't have her passport.

04/10/2017 (10 days after interview) - Email emabssy to inquire about updates and if there was anything we could do to move things forward. (3h later) - She is told that she is approved and to expect her passport soon (how when they don't have it in their posession?) After clarification, instructed to send our passport to them. Ship out passport in a rush to beat Songkran (which failed)

04/11/2017 - Passport at embassy according to Thai Post Office

04/17/2017 - Emailed to confirm they received the passport. They issued an evasive answer about Songkran backlog (they love evasive non-committal answers)

04/24/2017  Evening - Case changes from Immigrant Visa to Non-Immigrant Visa and a new case created date is given

04/25/2017 morning  (less than 12h later) - Case flies through Ready -->Admin Processing --> Issued

04/26/2017 - Checks mail, passport is there. No mention of it being mailed out. 

05/02/2017 - Arrives in the USA, without Issue

06/17/2017 - Marriage!

AOS

7/01/17- Mailed AOS packet to Chicago

7/03/17- Packet received

07/07/17 - SMS and Email notification of NOA1 for AoS, EAD, and AP

07/13/17 - Received paper copies of NOA1 for AoS, EAD, and AP

07/21/17 - Received Biometrics Appointment Letter

08/02/17 - Biometrics Appointment Completed 

11/04/17 - EAD Approved - New Card Is Ready For Production

11/09/17 - AP Approved

11/09/17 - EAD - Card Produced Awaiting Mailing

11/09/17 - EAD - Card Has Been Mailed.

11/13/17 - EAD/AP Combo Card Received. 

11/05/2018 - Received SMS Notification that Interview Has Been Scheduled

11/10/2018 - Received Paper Interview Notice

12/11/2018 - Interview Date

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