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My fiancé had his interview today and was denied, this is a very sad day for us, co gave him a letter stating 221g, can someone tell me what is the next step. We can’t stop crying 😢 we don’t have money for a lawyer, I’m planning on just going there and get married.

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2 minutes ago, Jen Canterbury said:

My fiancé had his interview today and was denied, this is a very sad day for us, co gave him a letter stating 221g, can someone tell me what is the next step. We can’t stop crying 😢 we don’t have money for a lawyer, I’m planning on just going there and get married.

 

What country is the beneficiary from?

 

Was it actually denied, or does the 221G form request more documentation? If so was a reason given?

What was said in the interview?

 

Many more details needed. A lawyer can't help so wouldn't bother with that.

Edited by Ben&Zian

08/15/2014 : Met Online

06/30/2016 : I-129F Packet Sent

07/08/2016 : NOA 1 Received

08/25/2016 : NOA 2 Received (48 days)

11/08/2016 : Interview - APPROVED!

11/18/2016 : Visa in hand

11/23/2016 : POE - Dallas, Texas

From sending of I-129F petiton to POE - 146 days.

 

02/03/2017 - Married 

02/24/2017 - AOS packet sent

06/01/2017 - EAD/AP Combo Card Received in mail

12/06/2017 - I-485 Approved

12/14/2017 - Green Card Received in mail - No Interview

 

 

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What did the CO ask for in the 221g letter?  If you can, please post the actual letter here, with your personal information redacted.

 

Also, please update the visa type on your profile so people don't get confused when trying to give you advice.  And add to your profile the country that your fiance interviewed at.

 

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Just now, Jen Canterbury said:

Visit him twice 2016 and 2017

 

How long each time? but, from the age difference and them specifically mentioning it, and the letter you posted, sounds like essentially they don't believe the relationship was legitimate. The petition will return to USCIS and left to expire. Nothing much else you can do at this point really.

 

Next step really is to go get married and apply for a CR-1 (spousal visa)... but, just that doesn't guarantee success, you still have to overcome the red flag, so more visits and time spent together will be essential.


08/15/2014 : Met Online

06/30/2016 : I-129F Packet Sent

07/08/2016 : NOA 1 Received

08/25/2016 : NOA 2 Received (48 days)

11/08/2016 : Interview - APPROVED!

11/18/2016 : Visa in hand

11/23/2016 : POE - Dallas, Texas

From sending of I-129F petiton to POE - 146 days.

 

02/03/2017 - Married 

02/24/2017 - AOS packet sent

06/01/2017 - EAD/AP Combo Card Received in mail

12/06/2017 - I-485 Approved

12/14/2017 - Green Card Received in mail - No Interview

 

 

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What was the inaccurate information on the petition?


March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

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3 minutes ago, Jen Canterbury said:

The first time meeting 7 days the second time 16 days, we met since 2014 and was corresponding with each other via Skype, FaceTime, we have a  bona fide relationship, would they give a reason for the denial?

 

You can search up top in right hand corner of the screen for like "Age gap denials" and other things and find countless other threads of denials mainly from age gaps and only 1-2 meetings especially. If, as it seems to be main issue since they specifically mentioned it in the interview, again lots of face time is best way to counter it. The embassy just goes off information given in the original petition plus any ongoing evidence given at the interview(but they aren't required to even consider this).  So in the initial i-129f petition, it should have been front loaded with a lot of evidence.

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08/15/2014 : Met Online

06/30/2016 : I-129F Packet Sent

07/08/2016 : NOA 1 Received

08/25/2016 : NOA 2 Received (48 days)

11/08/2016 : Interview - APPROVED!

11/18/2016 : Visa in hand

11/23/2016 : POE - Dallas, Texas

From sending of I-129F petiton to POE - 146 days.

 

02/03/2017 - Married 

02/24/2017 - AOS packet sent

06/01/2017 - EAD/AP Combo Card Received in mail

12/06/2017 - I-485 Approved

12/14/2017 - Green Card Received in mail - No Interview

 

 

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Sounds like they don't believe the relationship is legitimate and have sent the I-129F back to USCIS to expire.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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Paul &Mary

 

i really don’t know, the co ask for his original birth certificate, he gave her a copy of what was sent to him via email from Nigeria, she told him his family must send it via DHL to him as well as a police clearance from Nigeria, she also made reference to his name being a girl name which is Alexandra, she also didn’t give him time to answer a question

 

thanks everyone for your advice, both of us can’ stop crying 

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1 minute ago, Jen Canterbury said:

Paul &Mary

 

i really don’t know, the co ask for his original birth certificate, he gave her a copy of what was sent to him via email from Nigeria, she told him his family must send it via DHL to him as well as a police clearance from Nigeria, she also made reference to his name being a girl name which is Alexandra, she also didn’t give him time to answer a question

 

thanks everyone for your advice, both of us can’ stop crying 

 

So he is legally living in Georgia but from Nigeria originally? Nigeria is a high fraud country so this could have been taken into consideration also even though he was being interviewed in Georgia. Just something extra for thought.


08/15/2014 : Met Online

06/30/2016 : I-129F Packet Sent

07/08/2016 : NOA 1 Received

08/25/2016 : NOA 2 Received (48 days)

11/08/2016 : Interview - APPROVED!

11/18/2016 : Visa in hand

11/23/2016 : POE - Dallas, Texas

From sending of I-129F petiton to POE - 146 days.

 

02/03/2017 - Married 

02/24/2017 - AOS packet sent

06/01/2017 - EAD/AP Combo Card Received in mail

12/06/2017 - I-485 Approved

12/14/2017 - Green Card Received in mail - No Interview

 

 

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