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Why would an I130 application be forwarded to a local office when the beneficiary is not in the USA?

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Greetings,

My I-130 application was initially transferred to Potomac service center (priortity date 9/24/18) to the National Benefits Center 5 months later around February 1st. I am the USA citizen petitioner and recently received a notice to come to my local immigration office for an official matter on the 25th of March. The beneficiary is in Jamaica and NOT in the USA. The letter states to bring the letter, passports, marriage certificate, birth cert for me and the beneficiary and evidence of a bona fide marriage. I am confused and seeking  any information as to why a request was made to come to a local office and is this request solely for me but why?

My original i130 contained these requested documents along with i130a.

We are not adjusting status as he is in Jamaica.

The letter does reference his A number as he was already known to immigration.

Thank you for any insight.

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Perhaps an issue regarding your criminal history? Or the Adam Walsh Act? (sexual offences regarding minors).


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1 minute ago, Hypnos said:

Perhaps an issue regarding your criminal history? Or the Adam Walsh Act? (sexual offences regarding minors).

I get background checks yearly as an educator and from my other sources because I work with youth. I don't have a criminal history beyond parking tickets and no offences towards minors whatsoever. I appreciate your response.

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Very strange then. It's always possible it's a mistake. 

 

Have you ever petitioned someone else? 


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Day 0 (4/23/12) Petitions mailed (I-360, I-485, I-765)
2 (4/25/12) Petitions delivered to Chicago Lockbox
11 (5/3/12) Received 3 paper NOAs
13 (5/5/12) Received biometrics appointment for 5/23
15 (5/7/12) Did an unpleasant walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX
45 (6/7/12) Received email & text notification of an interview on 7/10
67 (6/29/12) EAD production ordered
77 (7/9/12) Received EAD
78 (7/10/12) Interview
100 (8/1/12) I-485 transferred to Vermont Service Centre
143 (9/13/12) Contacted DHS Ombudsman
268 (1/16/13) I-360, I-485 consolidated and transferred to Dallas
299 (2/16/13) Received second interview letter for 3/8
319 (3/8/13) Approved at interview
345 (4/3/13) I-360, I-485 formally approved; green card production ordered
353 (4/11/13) Received green card

 

Naturalisation

Day 0 (1/3/18) N-400 filed online

Day 6 (1/9/18) Walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX

Day 341 (12/10/18) Interview was scheduled for 1/14/19

Day 376 (1/14/19) Interview

Day 385 (1/23/19) Denied

Day 400 (2/7/19) Denial revoked; N-400 approved; oath ceremony set for 2/14/19

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38 minutes ago, s007rrt said:

The letter does reference his A number as he was already known to immigration.

 

Would you mind sharing details on this point?  Might shed light on the strange request.

 

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Also, are you a naturalised US citizen? If so, how and when did you obtain your US citizenship? 


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2 (4/25/12) Petitions delivered to Chicago Lockbox
11 (5/3/12) Received 3 paper NOAs
13 (5/5/12) Received biometrics appointment for 5/23
15 (5/7/12) Did an unpleasant walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX
45 (6/7/12) Received email & text notification of an interview on 7/10
67 (6/29/12) EAD production ordered
77 (7/9/12) Received EAD
78 (7/10/12) Interview
100 (8/1/12) I-485 transferred to Vermont Service Centre
143 (9/13/12) Contacted DHS Ombudsman
268 (1/16/13) I-360, I-485 consolidated and transferred to Dallas
299 (2/16/13) Received second interview letter for 3/8
319 (3/8/13) Approved at interview
345 (4/3/13) I-360, I-485 formally approved; green card production ordered
353 (4/11/13) Received green card

 

Naturalisation

Day 0 (1/3/18) N-400 filed online

Day 6 (1/9/18) Walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX

Day 341 (12/10/18) Interview was scheduled for 1/14/19

Day 376 (1/14/19) Interview

Day 385 (1/23/19) Denied

Day 400 (2/7/19) Denial revoked; N-400 approved; oath ceremony set for 2/14/19

Day 407 (2/14/19) Oath ceremony in Dallas, TX

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Why was it revoked? Misrepresentation? 


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Just now, milimelo said:

Why was it revoked? Misrepresentation? 

I honestly didn't 100% quite understand it based on our discussion and the paperwork. It had something to do with funds (not enough to support) and a flight ticket. I don't think it was misrepresentation.

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hi

 

how much proof of bona fide marriage did you send with the i130?   the main reason for being sent to a local office for interview is that there wasn't enough bona fide evidence to approve the i130. that's why they are requesting that you go and take all the proof you have in order to approve the i130

 

sometimes they send an RFE, to send the evidence by mail, other times an interview at your local office to bring the evidence at the local office

 

take all you have as it states in the letter, the officer will ask you questions about your marriage and review your evidence in order to approve the i130

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1 minute ago, s007rrt said:

I honestly didn't 100% quite understand it based on our discussion and the paperwork. It had something to do with funds (not enough to support) and a flight ticket. I don't think it was misrepresentation.

Get all available info from the beneficiary on this before your interview. Did he provide a fake bank statement as part of his visa application? 


Removal of Conditions Journey

3/3/2009 - Removal of conditions - sent off packet to CSC

3/5/2009 - I-751 received in CSC

3/9/2009 - Check cashed

3/20/2009 - Biometrics notice received (no NOA1)

4/2/2009 - Biometrics

4/9/2009 - NOA1 date (first undelivered one is 3/5)

4/3/2009 - Touch?

5/6/2009 - ROC Approval - 65 days

6/22/2009 - CRIS Card production ordered email

7/7/2009 - GC arrived!

Naturalization Journey

3/03/2010 N400 sent to Arizona Lockbox

3/15/2010 Check cashed

3/17/2010 NOA1

3/18/2010 - Biometrics notice sent

3/26/2010 Early biometrics done at an ASC different from the one assigned to (Original BIO date was 4/15)

4/30/2010 Yellow letter received and info from USCIS mil line they are working on my interview letter (6/17 appt)

5/1/2010 Text and email interview letter sen

5/6/2010 Interview letter received - scheduled for 6/17/2010 at 10:05am

6/17/2010 Interview appointment - PASSED

6/29/2010 US Citizen

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6 minutes ago, aleful said:

hi

 

how much proof of bona fide marriage did you send with the i130?   the main reason for being sent to a local office for interview is that there wasn't enough bona fide evidence to approve the i130. that's why they are requesting that you go and take all the proof you have in order to approve the i130

 

sometimes they send an RFE, to send the evidence by mail, other times an interview at your local office to bring the evidence at the local office

 

take all you have as it states in the letter, the officer will ask you questions about your marriage and review your evidence in order to approve the i130

Hello, I sent chat/call logs, passport stamps, boarding passes, receipts of our travels while in Jamaica (displaying both our names), an insurance document listed him as spouse/no driver, a few pics from our elopement and visits and marriage certificate. At that time of submission it was perhaps my 5th visit.

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9 minutes ago, milimelo said:

Get all available info from the beneficiary on this before your interview. Did he provide a fake bank statement as part of his visa application? 

No he never mentioned a bank statement. Funds on hand. Also, yes I will thank you for your assistance.

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