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My husband had his appointment in Guatemala on Wednesday February 27th. Apparently due to new regulations you now need to bring tax transcripts to your appointment which we did not bring so he was given a 221(g) denial. The man at the consulate was really nice and assured him that when documents were submitted he’d be all good. Anyways on the 28th the transcripts were submitted along with his passport. Anyone have any idea how long this could take for him to get his visa if approved or similar experience? I know each case is different and account processing times always vary- just hoping for some luck here...

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Welcome to the forum.  Your thread is now moved from the "Moving to the US" forum to the Mexico/Latin/South America regional forum so that you might get country-specific answers. :) 


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01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.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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Hi Nc1021 just wanted to follow up amd see how things went for you? Are you still in ap or have Thu gs moved forward? We have an upcoming interview in Guatemala for my husband.  Good luck!

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Hi Eliza

 

We are out of account processing and my husband is home! It took a month but things move quickly down there. Our appointment was on the 27th. He was denied 221g for not having the tax transcript but that was all. We sent it in on Thursday the 28th and I believe the embassy received it and began reviewing it on Monday the 4th that Friday (the 8th) we received an email saying passport was being returned- we got super excited only to find out that we had submitted the wrong transcript(there are 4 to chose from). We went to cargo express to pick up the passport and submitted the correct transcript on Monday the 11th on Friday our status changed to “issued”. If you go prepared- everything will be great! Our errors made the process longer then it had to be! Good luck to you and your husband. If you have any other questions I’m here! 

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Thanks so much for getting back to me! And I am glad to hear everything went well and you are done with everything. Can you explain what you mean by the "correct" transcript? Which was the one that you needed out of the four. 

 

My husband's interview is April 5, I am hoping everything goes smoothly. Incredibly nervous. What other questions did they ask?

 

Thanks so much for your time.  

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We received an email in January saying they were now requiring tax transcripts for the affidavit of support- I included the email we got. There are four types of transcripts on the irs website (wage & income, account transcript, tax return transcript, and one other I can’t remeber) the sponsor can just go online and sign into the IRS website and print the correct one or the one the embassy wants which is the tax return transcript

 

They asked: how long we’ve been married. Where we live. What he does for work/ if your spouse works. When did he enter the United States and how many times. Has he lived in another country. Any problems with police/ immigration.

 

If your husband speaks English my husband said he received lots of kudos for doing the interview in English. He also said that if he has tattoos and they are visible that they may ask what they mean. Bring pictures/ letters of you two together or family because sometimes they want proof of relationship however they didn’t ask us as we’ve been married for over 5 years I’m assuming it’s more common for the cr1 visa rather then ir1. My husband also said that they will want a recent police clearance and birth certificate- he went to go get it once he got down there. 

 

Im sure you are so anxious! I was too. I was pleased to see how quickly the embassy moves down there though. You’ll be fine! I hope to hear that things go smoothly for you guys! It’s not an easy situation.

 

 

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Hi thanks for answering me I really appreciate it! One more question- do the police certificates need to be translated into English? The paralegal who is helping our lawyer says no but I'm dubious. We will have a certified translation of my husbands  birth certificate

 

Thanks!

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