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Hello Every on K-1 filer here. Pakistan

 

Dear all i'm new in this forum, so my question is.

 

Can my Petitioner join me during the interview? As some people say it does't help while some say its worth a lot, i would really appreciate if some one has faced the same situation with their Petitioners in the US embassy Pakistan &  Guide me i shall be really thankful.

 

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I've asked the mods to move this to your country specific forum to get a specific answer for Pakistan. But in general, they won't let the petitioner into embassies. Some do, and some don't but in most cases, they don't. The petition can come to the embassy and stay outside and you can bring their passport in to show them "hey, the USC is here and waiting for me" but they won't be let in. 






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Yes the petitioner can attend the interview, and I would always suggest the petitioner attend in ISB if able


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Married December 19, 2014

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NOA2 date May 28, 2015 :dance::dance::dance:

Mailed to NVC June 4, 2015

NVC Received June 10, 2015

NVC Case Number Assigned June 23, 2015

NVC AoS Invoice via Mail June 24, 2015

NVC Selected Agent Over Phone June 30, 2015 (Unable to logon to CEAC)

NVC IV Invoice via email received July 1, 2015

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NVC AoS & IV Fee Paid Online (CEAC is working) July 6. 2015

NVC Document Scan Date July 6, 2015

NCV AoS & IV Fee marked as paid in CEAC July, 7 2015

NVC DS 260 Completed July 8, 2015

NVC CC July 30, 2015 (24 days after scan date, about 2 months post NOA2)

Interview Scheduled on August 26, 2015

Interview P4 Email Received August 27, 2015

Medical in Islamabad September 2, 2015

Interview Date September 22, 2015 CANCELLED (Embassy is Over scheduled) :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

Interview Scheduled on September 10, 2015

Interview Date October 14, 2015 APPROVED

Visa Issued October 16, 2015, 9 months start to finish

POE JFK October 26, 2015

GC in Hand Jan 8, 2016

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9 minutes ago, opendoor said:

Hello Every on K-1 filer here. Pakistan

 

Dear all i'm new in this forum, so my question is.

 

Can my Petitioner join me during the interview? As some people say it does't help while some say its worth a lot, i would really appreciate if some one has faced the same situation with their Petitioners in the US embassy Pakistan &  Guide me i shall be really thankful.

 

Regards.

Yes the petitioner can join.   I've been to the embassy twice and stood next to my husband during the each interview.   

 

It can be helpful but if there are any issues  in your case the petitioner attending will not make the outcome any different.

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4 minutes ago, Ahmed&Freda said:

Yes the petitioner can join.   I've been to the embassy twice and stood next to my husband during the each interview.   

 

It can be helpful but if there are any issues  in your case the petitioner attending will not make the outcome any different.

I think it depends on the nature of the "issues"

attending cannot hurt your case, and can certainly strengthen a case were there may be doubts as to the authenticity of a relationship

Just now, opendoor said:

Thank you all for your replies but how would i justify that the Petitioner is with me what if they don't even ask about this ?

there is nothing to justify

the petitioner will walk in with you and accompany you at all steps, they will clearly see you and the petitioner together 


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Married December 19, 2014

I-130 Petition sent January 14, 2015
NOA1 date January 20, 2015 (NSC)

NOA2 date May 28, 2015 :dance::dance::dance:

Mailed to NVC June 4, 2015

NVC Received June 10, 2015

NVC Case Number Assigned June 23, 2015

NVC AoS Invoice via Mail June 24, 2015

NVC Selected Agent Over Phone June 30, 2015 (Unable to logon to CEAC)

NVC IV Invoice via email received July 1, 2015

NVC AoS/IV Package Mailed July 2, 2015

NVC AoS & IV Fee Paid Online (CEAC is working) July 6. 2015

NVC Document Scan Date July 6, 2015

NCV AoS & IV Fee marked as paid in CEAC July, 7 2015

NVC DS 260 Completed July 8, 2015

NVC CC July 30, 2015 (24 days after scan date, about 2 months post NOA2)

Interview Scheduled on August 26, 2015

Interview P4 Email Received August 27, 2015

Medical in Islamabad September 2, 2015

Interview Date September 22, 2015 CANCELLED (Embassy is Over scheduled) :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

Interview Scheduled on September 10, 2015

Interview Date October 14, 2015 APPROVED

Visa Issued October 16, 2015, 9 months start to finish

POE JFK October 26, 2015

GC in Hand Jan 8, 2016

RoC I-751 NOA1 August 31, 2017 (Vermont Service Center)

Biometrics October 2, 2017

I551 Stamp in Passport August 2, 2018

18 Month Extension Letter August 3, 2018

Applied for Naturalization N-400 Online July 30, 2018

Biometrics August 23, 2018

10 year GC is in production September 17, 2018

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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4 minutes ago, Kastrs said:

I think it depends on the nature of the "issues"

attending cannot hurt your case, and can certainly strengthen a case were there may be doubts as to the authenticity of a relationship

there is nothing to justify

the petitioner will walk in with you and accompany you at all steps, they will clearly see you and the petitioner together 

you mean to window , but how they would let the petitioner to come along with me in the line ?

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4 minutes ago, opendoor said:

you mean to window , but how they would let the petitioner to come along with me in the line ?

the petitioner just walks up with you

I think you are thinking this is much more complicated than it is


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Married December 19, 2014

I-130 Petition sent January 14, 2015
NOA1 date January 20, 2015 (NSC)

NOA2 date May 28, 2015 :dance::dance::dance:

Mailed to NVC June 4, 2015

NVC Received June 10, 2015

NVC Case Number Assigned June 23, 2015

NVC AoS Invoice via Mail June 24, 2015

NVC Selected Agent Over Phone June 30, 2015 (Unable to logon to CEAC)

NVC IV Invoice via email received July 1, 2015

NVC AoS/IV Package Mailed July 2, 2015

NVC AoS & IV Fee Paid Online (CEAC is working) July 6. 2015

NVC Document Scan Date July 6, 2015

NCV AoS & IV Fee marked as paid in CEAC July, 7 2015

NVC DS 260 Completed July 8, 2015

NVC CC July 30, 2015 (24 days after scan date, about 2 months post NOA2)

Interview Scheduled on August 26, 2015

Interview P4 Email Received August 27, 2015

Medical in Islamabad September 2, 2015

Interview Date September 22, 2015 CANCELLED (Embassy is Over scheduled) :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

Interview Scheduled on September 10, 2015

Interview Date October 14, 2015 APPROVED

Visa Issued October 16, 2015, 9 months start to finish

POE JFK October 26, 2015

GC in Hand Jan 8, 2016

RoC I-751 NOA1 August 31, 2017 (Vermont Service Center)

Biometrics October 2, 2017

I551 Stamp in Passport August 2, 2018

18 Month Extension Letter August 3, 2018

Applied for Naturalization N-400 Online July 30, 2018

Biometrics August 23, 2018

10 year GC is in production September 17, 2018

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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13 minutes ago, opendoor said:

you mean to window , but how they would let the petitioner to come along with me in the line ?

He has a US passport that grants him entry into the embassy


YMMV

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8 minutes ago, payxibka said:

He has a US passport that grants him entry into the embassy

No, not really. He can ask for permission and they can say yes or no. It's not an automatic ticket in. But in this case, Pakistan seems open to granting them permission. 






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3 minutes ago, Unidentified said:

No, not really. He can ask for permission and they can say yes or no. It's not an automatic ticket in. But in this case, Pakistan seems open to granting them permission. 

Yes really.  A US Embassy is there for the benefit US citizens and they are automatically allowed entry into the Embassy (which is what I wrote).  Allowed entrance into the visa unit is a different situation but for those that allow it, the US Passport is there ticket.


YMMV

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43 minutes ago, opendoor said:

you mean to window , but how they would let the petitioner to come along with me in the line ?

its not going to be problem  , my wife go with me at us embassy in Islamabad, even tho officers ask her some question about our relationship .

 

Good luck 

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Thread is moved from the K-1 Process forum to the Asia/South regional forum.


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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1 hour ago, Kastrs said:
1 hour ago, Ahmed&Freda said:

Yes the petitioner can join.   I've been to the embassy twice and stood next to my husband during the each interview.   

 

It can be helpful but if there are any issues  in your case the petitioner attending will not make the outcome any different.

I think it depends on the nature of the "issues"

attending cannot hurt your case, and can certainly strengthen a case were there may be doubts as to the authenticity of a relationship

Yes!  Totally agree...it won't hurt and may help!

 

Sometimes I feel like members try to overcompensate for red flags (not saying this is at all this case) but if the embassy finds  a reason to not issue the visa (whatever that may be) attending the interview won't change that decision.   

30 minutes ago, opendoor said:

Thank you so much all, it's all we worried about because as you all can imagine if some ome spend that much money to fly half way around the globe and in the end even if they don't allow, so it really hurts.

It's super easy petitioner walks in gets token with you and waits with the beneficiary.   I was asked at different times if I was the petitioner (obviously they could tell i was not a Pakistani) but no issues at all.  Relax!   I'm glad that I went with my husband it gave me a better understanding of the process then had he went alone.  Besides we stand shoulder by shoulder through everything.

 

Good luck!

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