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Applied for my wife CR1 Visa in Jordan in June of 2017 to come to the States.

approved by USCIS, got sent to the NVC

Approved by the NVC.

Wifes interview was on November 13 of 2018, she was only there for the interview as I'm in the states. 

She told me that they asked her simple questions but handed her a white slip seeking a missing document which is a joint sponsor. 

But they explicitly told her apart from that everything is good. 

So I sent the document and the joint sponsor had excellent income so that wasn't an issue and it arrived at the embassy on December 20th, 2018. 

I checked online status and it was in Administrative Processing so I wasn't truly upset maybe it was a placeholder word until they reviewed the document. I called the embassy on the 24th and I got hold of someone

at the immigration Unit and he informed me everything is going great, just a few more days until an officer reviews the document and issues the visa. 

on the 27th, it changed from Administrative Processing to "ready" which confused me since she already had the interview. 

Lord and behold, I get a call from the embassy yesterday night asking for a current phone number from my wife.  They gave her a call and asked her a few peculiar and unrelated questions about one of her relatives. 

I won't dive into detail about that but it wasn't ANY question regarding her. 

 

So should I be freaking out that all of the sudden they start asking her questions not even about her after all these great news they keep giving me?

Had anyone experienced such an odd scenario?

If her case gets denied for an uncommon reason what would be the proper steps to go forward.

 

Thank you all kindly for any input.

 

 

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Freaking out would not be productive.  Unless you delve into what the questions were, I can't give a meaningful opinion about what this means.  However, they may simply be investigating a connection to some undesirable activity by a relative and determining whether that impacts the need for further security checks on your wife.


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Was the relative what might be described as a person of interest?


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1 hour ago, pushbrk said:

Freaking out would not be productive.  Unless you delve into what the questions were, I can't give a meaningful opinion about what this means.  However, they may simply be investigating a connection to some undesirable activity by a relative and determining whether that impacts the need for further security checks on your wife.

But heres how im confused, whether the relative might have undesirable activity why should that affect my wifes application? Would they try and find a justifiable reason to deny her visa simply because of a relative? 

40 minutes ago, Boiler said:

Was the relative what might be described as a person of interest?

Thats what im trying to figure out, but regardless why should that relative affect her outcome on a visa if whatever they are possibly investigating has nothing to do with my wife?

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4 minutes ago, motherofmike said:

But heres how im confused, whether the relative might have undesirable activity why should that affect my wifes application? Would they try and find a justifiable reason to deny her visa simply because of a relative? 

Thats what im trying to figure out, but regardless why should that relative affect her outcome on a visa if whatever they are possibly investigating has nothing to do with my wife?

They could be making sure that what ever the issue is has nothing to do with your wife.


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5 minutes ago, motherofmike said:

But heres how im confused, whether the relative might have undesirable activity why should that affect my wifes application? Would they try and find a justifiable reason to deny her visa simply because of a relative? 

Thats what im trying to figure out, but regardless why should that relative affect her outcome on a visa if whatever they are possibly investigating has nothing to do with my wife?

It's called guilt by association.  Could be more extensive security check because of it to ensure your wife is not involved.

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4 minutes ago, motherofmike said:

But heres how im confused, whether the relative might have undesirable activity why should that affect my wifes application? Would they try and find a justifiable reason to deny her visa simply because of a relative? 

Thats what im trying to figure out, but regardless why should that relative affect her outcome on a visa if whatever they are possibly investigating has nothing to do with my wife?

I didn't say "deny".  I said "further security checks".  What kind of questions were asked about the relative?

 


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1 minute ago, gregcrs2 said:

It's called guilt by association.  Could be more extensive security check because of it.

Yes, or potential guilt by association.  More like a risk assessment.  What were the questions????


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Just now, Ontarkie said:

They could be making sure that what ever the issue is has nothing to do with your wife.

Would it be a possibility though that they might refuse a visa application due to a 3rd party issue, aka the relative, even though it most certainly has nothing to do with my wife?

I'm just wondering if that ever happens, where something she never has done and has no involvement, because she's related to someone that did something they deny her. 

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1 minute ago, pushbrk said:

I didn't say "deny".  I said "further security checks".  What kind of questions were asked about the relative?

 

They were inquiring about the whereabouts of the relative back in 2000, and where that person went and why. Questions my wife even doesnt know. 

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It is all speculation if we don't know what the questions were.


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1 minute ago, motherofmike said:

Would it be a possibility though that they might refuse a visa application due to a 3rd party issue, aka the relative, even though it most certainly has nothing to do with my wife?

I'm just wondering if that ever happens, where something she never has done and has no involvement, because she's related to someone that did something they deny her. 

Since all we are doing is guessing on very little. I'm going to say yes it is possible because really anything is possible. They won't just say hey this guy is a relative so no visa for you. They will have enough evidence or proof before they act.


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1 minute ago, motherofmike said:

They were inquiring about the whereabouts of the relative back in 2000, and where that person went and why. Questions my wife even doesnt know. 

OK.  How close a relative?  Brother, father, cousin etc. male, female?

 


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