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Everyone,

 

It has been a while since I have posted anything. My K1 fiancee visa case is still tied up at the embassy in Nicaragua , and there has been no progress in months. My poor fiancee had been enduring many hardships in Nicaragua. Recently, she was forced to find a different place to live (again) this time because of an abusive landlord. The landlord hired some thugs, and let them into my fiancees apartment where they proceeded to beat her up, because she refused to have sex with him. Then the new apartment she moved into was infested with bed bugs...

 

Our second interview happened on November 6th. I asked the person conducting the interview if he thought my fiancee could have her visa in time for Christmas, and he said that should be no problem. However, nothing has changed. Every time I send an email to inquire about the status, I am told that it is in administrative processing and that I will be notified when it is ready.

I hired an immigration attorney, and she noticed that the online status had been updated on December 27 saying that our case was ready for an interview. But my email inquiry several weeks later yielded the same response of "administrative processing". She sent an inquiry to the embassy two weeks ago, along with the form to notify them that she has entered the case as my attorney. However, she has received no response from the embassy. They had never failed to respond to my inquiries previously, always responding within 2-3 business days. My attorney is helping me do a congressional inquiry next through the state Senators office. There is nothing more that the attorney can do to help.

 

Does anyone have any other suggestions? We have been in the visa process now for 17 months, and I don't think she will be able to endure the conditions much longer in Nicaragua.

 

Any advice is greatly appreciated.

 

Regards,

 

Steve

 

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Unfortunately no one can tell you how long AP will be. 

 

It is normal for it to change to "Ready" during AP,  that happened for my husband (then fiance) as well. That meant someone had touched your case.

 

It could be a few more weeks, months, or years. No one can really tell you. You will just have to wait with AP.

 

Does your fiancee have any family she can go to?


 

 

 

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38 minutes ago, ColoradoSteve said:

Everyone,

 

It has been a while since I have posted anything. My K1 fiancee visa case is still tied up at the embassy in Nicaragua , and there has been no progress in months. My poor fiancee had been enduring many hardships in Nicaragua. Recently, she was forced to find a different place to live (again) this time because of an abusive landlord. The landlord hired some thugs, and let them into my fiancees apartment where they proceeded to beat her up, because she refused to have sex with him. Then the new apartment she moved into was infested with bed bugs...

 

Our second interview happened on November 6th. I asked the person conducting the interview if he thought my fiancee could have her visa in time for Christmas, and he said that should be no problem. However, nothing has changed. Every time I send an email to inquire about the status, I am told that it is in administrative processing and that I will be notified when it is ready.

I hired an immigration attorney, and she noticed that the online status had been updated on December 27 saying that our case was ready for an interview. But my email inquiry several weeks later yielded the same response of "administrative processing". She sent an inquiry to the embassy two weeks ago, along with the form to notify them that she has entered the case as my attorney. However, she has received no response from the embassy. They had never failed to respond to my inquiries previously, always responding within 2-3 business days. My attorney is helping me do a congressional inquiry next through the state Senators office. There is nothing more that the attorney can do to help.

 

Does anyone have any other suggestions? We have been in the visa process now for 17 months, and I don't think she will be able to endure the conditions much longer in Nicaragua.

 

Any advice is greatly appreciated.

 

Regards,

 

Steve

 

Unfortunately nothing. AP is a big black hole that can take a week or up to 1+ year. 

You can try the congressional inquiry, but since it's out of USCIS hands idk if it's going to help. Hope it does for you and she gets a decision soon!

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Is your case still with the Fraud Protection Unit?


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10 minutes ago, carmel34 said:

Did your fiancee ever get her second medical exam? 

No. We are waiting for instructions from the embassy. They must send the information first, telling my fiancee where she needs to go for the exams. I have asked them several times for this, but always receive the same reply of "your case is in administrative processing, we will contact you when it is finished."

 

Steve

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Just now, ColoradoSteve said:

No. We are waiting for instructions from the embassy. They must send the information first, telling my fiancee where she needs to go for the exams. I have asked them several times for this, but always receive the same reply of "your case is in administrative processing, we will contact you when it is finished."

 

Steve

So sorry you are still in this AP black hole and all the issues with Nicaragua...  hopefully you have been able to go down there occasionally for visits with her during this long wait.  Hopefully this ordeal will be over for you soon so that you can finally be together in Colorado!

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24 minutes ago, Jorgedig said:

What was the reason for the multiple interviews/medical?

 

Can your congressional rep help in any way? (i.e. humanitarian, due to worsening danger?)

A second medical exam will be required because the process has been so slow, her first medical exam has expired. Medical exams are only valid for 6 months.

The second interview was required because my fiancee had been married previously (12 years ago) although the marriage was invalid because it was never recorded with the central registry. This fact was uncovered in the first interview, because they had a record of a 12 year old passport with the married name. I was unaware of this, so the embassy required a second "split" interview and additional documents.

 

Steve

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AP in general can take several  months or more to complete.

 

AP coupled with an ongoing/recent immigration fraud investigation would presumably take longer than that.

 

 


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I don't have any advice but I hope everything will go well for you. I know how difficult things are in Nicaragua but thankfully we didn't have to go through what your fiance has to go through. Please stay safe. I just recently filed for my son who is still in Nicaragua and I hope to get him here by next year some time. Please keep us updated as well. 

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