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I've just been told something that has completely thrown me!

 

Someone my fiance knows is looking to get married to his fiance who lives here in the US. They were talking to one another about the processes and what is to be expected. The couple was looking at the visa processes and said that it all seemed "so expensive and too long." So they told my fiance that they were going to apply for a tourist visa. Once he got here they would get married and file for AOS. Once I heard this I was shocked and angry! I told my fiance that he needed to warn them about immigration fraud and that what they were doing could do more harm than good.

 

I know it's not my business and I shouldn't care as much as I do... but I'm shook! I'm so over people trying to look for easy ways out of an already hard process. If there were a quicker, easier, and cheaper process wouldn't we all save ourselves and time and agony of waiting around??? It's this mentality that gives couples going through K1 and  IR1/CR1 Spouse Visas a bad rep. Sorry for the rant... just had to vent to someone.


06/26/18  -  I-129F sent to CSC

06/28/18  -  USCIS signed for I-129F

07/03/18  -  NOA1 hard copy

12/03/18  -  NOA2 electronic

12/10/18  -  NOA2 hard copy

12/14/18  -  NVC received case

12/19/18  -  NVC issued case number

01/08/19  -  NVC in transit

01/10/19  -  Case received at Mumbai Embassy

      TBD     -   Interview Date

 

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Thread is moved from Off Topic to General Immigration Discussion -- topic is related to immigration.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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It would be a lot simpler if the rules were changed to "No adjustment from tourist visas," or "no adjustment from tourist visas unless it's the most exceptional of emergencies."


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Join the club. I'm willing to bet a large percentage of people on hear that knows someone who has or is trying to AOS on a nonimmigrant visa.

 

What really needs to be shared with them is how their action would add to the reason why it is difficult for people in certain countries to obtain a visitor visa.

 

Curious... what country are they from?


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2 hours ago, NuestraUnion said:

Join the club. I'm willing to bet a large percentage of people on hear that knows someone who has or is trying to AOS on a nonimmigrant visa.

 

What really needs to be shared with them is how their action would add to the reason why it is difficult for people in certain countries to obtain a visitor visa.

 

Curious... what country are they from?

Not one hundred percent sure... my fiancé works on cruise ships so it really could from any country lol. I think the thing that really pushed me over the edge was when he gave me this look of “why didn’t we do that?” Like I said before if there were a shorter,easier process.... I would have done that!!!


06/26/18  -  I-129F sent to CSC

06/28/18  -  USCIS signed for I-129F

07/03/18  -  NOA1 hard copy

12/03/18  -  NOA2 electronic

12/10/18  -  NOA2 hard copy

12/14/18  -  NVC received case

12/19/18  -  NVC issued case number

01/08/19  -  NVC in transit

01/10/19  -  Case received at Mumbai Embassy

      TBD     -   Interview Date

 

❤️ From Worlds Apart... to a Lifetime Together!! ❤️

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3 hours ago, TBoneTX said:

It would be a lot simpler if the rules were changed to "No adjustment from tourist visas," or "no adjustment from tourist visas unless it's the most exceptional of emergencies."

I agree. It’s moments like this where I think this is why process are taking longer, and require more evidence; and why more and more couples get denied.


06/26/18  -  I-129F sent to CSC

06/28/18  -  USCIS signed for I-129F

07/03/18  -  NOA1 hard copy

12/03/18  -  NOA2 electronic

12/10/18  -  NOA2 hard copy

12/14/18  -  NVC received case

12/19/18  -  NVC issued case number

01/08/19  -  NVC in transit

01/10/19  -  Case received at Mumbai Embassy

      TBD     -   Interview Date

 

❤️ From Worlds Apart... to a Lifetime Together!! ❤️

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During the dark days when Mrs. T-B.-to-be and I were being so thoroughly hosed by the evil Guayaquil consulate, I stated to her, "If you were an illegal Mexican, you'd be here already and be on top of the world."  She nodded in solemn agreement.

 

We can't control the questionable (devious, illegal) actions of others, but if we gut it out, we can be at peace with our commitment to our convictions.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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