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Germany K1 Visa Confusion - Advice sought

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Hello everyone. I've read what forums I could on the subject but nothing seems to really match what I am dealing with and I am hopeful of receiving advice on how to proceed. I'm new to posting here myself, I did once in August 2017 I-129F Filers, Part II, so I may leave some information out. Please feel free to ask and I will provide whatever I can, within reason of course to privacy. Like most everyone, my fiancee and I want to get married. We met all of the basic requirements like having met in person, my income here in the states, etc so I filed like most of you have. Here is our story so far and I hope the formatting makes this mess a little easier to read:

 

Aug. 2017: I filed the I 129F petition.

 

Sept. 21, 2017: I receive my I-797C Notice of action stating they received my petition on Sept. 19th

 

March 15, 2018: Approval Notice of Action received by mail stating it has been approved and forwarded to the consulate (everything sounds good so far)

    - We give it a few weeks and start trying to contact the consulate listed. She calls and they just say to email so we do that as well. 

    - First they say they haven't received it yet, then they have it and it's pending

 

May 11,  2018: Ceac.state.gov website updates showing it has been returned to NVC

     - Email consulate who will only tell me that it was returned for having an error. Can't get any further details about what error or who's error.

     - No interview scheduled or contact was ever made, they just sent it back.

     - Begin contacting NVC after a few weeks and they haven't received it yet.

     - Eventually they state they have it and it's effectively in the pile to be looked at. Still can't get any detail about what this possible error is.

 

Aug. 8, 2018: I-797 Notice of action again saying that it was approved with new valid dates from 8/14 to 12/13 and being sent to consulate. (back on track?)

     - Again start contacting the consulate after a few weeks but they never receive anything.

     - Continue checking the online resources for updates like an obsessed person.

 

Sept. 10, 2018: Notice that the egov.uscis check page has updated to show "Department of State Sent Case to USCIS For Review"

     - Well that seems odd. The notice I got specifically said it was being forward to the consulate in Germany.

     - So ensues more calls to NVC where one representative eventually says that is indeed odd and I should call over there to see what is going on.

     - More calls only to USCIS now with them constantly saying they don't have any further information.

 

Oct. 15, 2018: Still can't get any information out of them. One recommends submitting a request for more info that takes 2-3 weeks. I do so.

     - One month goes by and I still have not received it. Start calling again and put in another request.

     - This becomes a revolving pattern. Nobody will tell me anything and this supposed request for information never results in some appearing.

 

March 15, 2019: Today I'm escalated up to an immigration officer which I thought might mean I get some answers. Same deal though with no information.

 

I've done what research I can which mostly amounts to the closest reports I find are it being returned to sit in limbo after the consulate interview which never happened so I'm hoping there is a closer match of an experience that someone may have had. I'd love to hear how everything is fine but I'm realistic that isn't the case. I just don't know where to go from here. It started as being called an error which is never identified so don't know if I should refile, go get married and pursue that avenue, contact every senator and congressman I can, or where to even begin with this it's quite overwhelming. Any advice from anyone who has faced similar is very welcome.

     

 

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33 minutes ago, Jack013 said:

Hello everyone. I've read what forums I could on the subject but nothing seems to really match what I am dealing with and I am hopeful of receiving advice on how to proceed. I'm new to posting here myself, I did once in August 2017 I-129F Filers, Part II, so I may leave some information out. Please feel free to ask and I will provide whatever I can, within reason of course to privacy. Like most everyone, my fiancee and I want to get married. We met all of the basic requirements like having met in person, my income here in the states, etc so I filed like most of you have. Here is our story so far and I hope the formatting makes this mess a little easier to read......    

 

You might try both options below.

 

First try submitting an inquiry using this link from the Ombudsman; submit your request online.  If you have already submitted online but did not receive a confirmation email with your case number, the submission did not go through.  Please try again. 

 

If you have not submitted Form DHS-7001, Case Assistance Form, online or made other arrangements with our office to file on paper, we will not respond to any emails.

 

The Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Washington, DC 20528-0180

Email: cisombudsman@hq.dhs.gov

Web: www.dhs.gov/cisombudsman

 

Second try your U.S. representative's contact information can be found in this handy directory, and your U.S. senator's information is in this one.

 

If you receive a response and it contains anyone of these sentences this will be the meaning of that phrase.

 

If the CSC response is due to a congressional case worker inquiry, the service center will say "security checks"

 

If the CSC response is from a regular service inquiry from their website, the service center will say "adjudication"


Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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On 3/15/2019 at 1:55 PM, Greenbaum said:

First try submitting an inquiry using this link from the Ombudsman; submit your request online.  If you have already submitted online but did not receive a confirmation email with your case number, the submission did not go through.  Please try again. 

Thanks very much for the suggestions. I just wanted to respond to let you know I took you up on them. I had never heard of an Ombudsman before and that's quite a form. Hopefully I will be hearing from one or all of them in short order to get this ridiculous mess resolved.

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