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3 hours ago, Redheadguy03 said:
  8 hours ago, Roel said:

You gotta relax . 

 

People are stuck in AP for years sometimes. 3 months is not that bad yet. No one is prolonging this process on purpose. AP is always requires for additional  checks.

 

What part of what he said was degrading? Don't be so overly sensitive. 

Generally, they leave insensitive comments on other topics too. I have observed this.

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11 hours ago, missileman said:

To me, that would indicate a very high degree of scrutiny for all visas. 

Generally yes. There are some exceptions - citizens of Canada & VWP countries generally only apply for a B visa if there are already issues. PH I consider an exception as well as tourist visa fraud is massive, but K-1 and spousal visas are not scrutinized that heavily.

 

1 hour ago, purem4g1c said:

Woah, canada with 38% refusal rate? that doesn't sound correct at all. There is no way that 40% of canadians are being denied entry in to USA... Lmao

How many Canadians do you know apply for a B visa?

Why do they need to get a visa in the first place instead of just using their passport?


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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3 hours ago, purem4g1c said:

Woah, canada with 38% refusal rate? that doesn't sound correct at all. There is no way that 40% of canadians are being denied entry in to USA... Lmao

That number does not reflect Canadians being denied entry into the USA.

 

That number reflects the percentage of Canadians being denied a B visa for the USA.

 

Considering the amount of Canadians who travel freely to the US on their Canadian passport...and the vastly smaller number of Canadians who need a B visa to enter the States, the refusal rate is totally believable.

 

Canadians who need to travel to the US on a B visa are needing to do so because of specific circumstances....otherwise they'd be able to just use their passport.


Applied for Naturalization based on 5-year Residency - 96 Days To Complete Citizenship!

July 14, 2017 (Day 00) -  Submitted N400 Application, filed online

July 21, 2017 (Day 07) -  NOA Receipt received in the mail

July 22, 2017 (Day 08) - Biometrics appointment scheduled online, letter mailed out

July 25, 2017 (Day 11) - Biometrics PDF posted online

July 28, 2017 (Day 14) - Biometrics letter received in the mail, appointment for 08/08/17

Aug 08, 2017 (Day 24) - Biometrics (fingerprinting) completed

Aug 14, 2017 (Day 30) - Online EGOV status shows "Interview Scheduled, will mail appointment letter"

Aug 16, 2017 (Day 32) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Interview Scheduled, read the letter we mailed you..."

Aug 17, 2017 (Day 33) - Interview Appointment Letter PDF posted online---GOT AN INTERVIEW DATE!!!

Aug 21, 2017 (Day 37) - Interview Appointment Letter received in the mail, appointment for 09/27/17

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Naturalization Interview--- read my experience here

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Oath Ceremony Notice mailed"

Sep. 28, 2017 (Day 75) - Oath Ceremony Letter PDF posted online--Ceremony for 10/19/17

Oct. 02, 2017 (Day 79) -  Oath Ceremony Letter received in the mail

Oct. 19, 2017 (Day 96) -  Oath Ceremony-- read my experience here

 

 

 

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9 hours ago, Ate said:

 

Here is a US government website that explicitly states that there is a "high rate of attempted visa fraud in Guyana":  https://www.export.gov/article?id=Guyana-Visa-Requirements

 

Of course this isn't much comfort to the OP.  Hopefully it will add a bit more perspective on why the AP stage could be taking so long.  It's unfortunate that people in genuine relationships get caught up in the mess when the US government learns to be extra cautious because of other people from the same country who have tried to skirt the legal process of getting to the US. 

  

OP, we understand the heartache of being apart from your loved one.  We are rooting for you.

 

Much appreciated.. Thanks!!

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@WORRIEDSPOUSE I'm sorry for your stress. I too have experienced this lately. My fiance was given a 221g after his interview and on the day he went to submit everything he was sent away because "it wasn't in the right order and didn't have a cover letter." I was so distraught that as I was driving to work I hit the car in front of me and my airbag deployed. I've been bruised and car-less for the past week and a half. This has all been within a matter of a few weeks! What you are going through is unfair and painful. And I am not trying to overshadow the pain you've been going through. We all have shared that pain at some point. Now is the time to band together and support one another!

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06/26/18  -  I-129F sent to CSC

06/28/18  -  USCIS signed for I-129F

07/03/18  -  NOA1 hard copy

12/03/18  -  NOA2 electronic

12/10/18  -  NOA2 hard copy

12/14/18  -  NVC received case

12/19/18  -  NVC issued case number

01/08/19  -  NVC in transit

01/10/19  -  Case received at Mumbai Embassy

03/07/19  -  Interview Date (221g given for "Proof of Relationship")

03/18/19  - 221g evidence submitted

05/09/19  - Visa Issued!

 

❤️ From Worlds Apart... to a Lifetime Together!! ❤️

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4 hours ago, Tara & Rohit said:

@WORRIEDSPOUSE I'm sorry for your stress. I too have experienced this lately. My fiance was given a 221g after his interview and on the day he went to submit everything he was sent away because "it wasn't in the right order and didn't have a cover letter." I was so distraught that as I was driving to work I hit the car in front of me and my airbag deployed. I've been bruised and car-less for the past week and a half. This has all been within a matter of a few weeks! What you are going through is unfair and painful. And I am not trying to overshadow the pain you've been going through. We all have shared that pain at some point. Now is the time to band together and support one another!

Bless your heart. And the OP's. :(

 

I cannot imagine, or sit here and pretend to imagine.

 

I understand everyone telling you to relax and count your blessings and hang in there - honestly, that's all you CAN do. Having a panic attack over it won't change things (I can vouch for that one - I had my fair share while in the midst of the same waiting process myself). But sometimes you just need a release. For some, it's writing. I'm the same way so, again, I understand! You feel like you're going to go crazy, or implode, or just spontaneously combust, it can feel so overwhelming sometimes. I get it.

 

**hugs**


Håll ut, y'all.

 

               K1 Process                                                                                AOS Process

July 2015 - met online thanks to Zak Bagans                                                            May 25, 2018 - South Carolina marriage license issued

June 2016 - first in-person meeting                                                                             May 26, 2018 - legally married

August 2016 - stateside visit                                                                                        June 7, 2018 - applied for Social Security Number [manual verification required]

February-April 2017 - stateside visit                                                                           June 18, 2018 - SSN/card received in the mail

April 4, 2017 - got engaged                                                                                          June 30, 2018 - submitted I-485 (AOS)/I-765 (EAD)/I-131 (AP) together

June 5, 2017 - submitted I129F                                                                                   July 9, 2018 - AOS/EAD/AP electronic NOA1 received

June 12, 2017 - received NOA1                                                                                   July 13, 2018 - AOS/EAD/AP hard copy NOA1 received (dated July 6, 2018)

December 1, 2017 - received NOA2                                                                            July 25, 2018 - Biometrics appointment (Charlotte, NC)

January 17, 2018 - NVC received case                                                                      August 1, 2018 - case status updated to "Ready to be Scheduled for Interview"

January 18, 2018 - received NVC case number by phone                                      August 11, 2018 - case status updated to "I-485 Interview Scheduled"

January 24, 2018 - packet received via email                                                           August 16, 2018 - AOS Interview Scheduled letter received

February 15, 2018 - medical appointment                                                                 August 28, 2018 - visited civil surgeon (Winston-Salem, NC) to complete I-693

February-March 2018 - trip to Gothenburg                                                                                                [beneficiary had to get one remaining vaccination stateside]

February 22, 2018 - interview at the US Embassy in Stockholm                            September 18, 2018 - I-485/AOS Interview in Greer, SC

                                    [passed, pending receipt of medical papers]                           September 18, 2018 - case status updated to "Card Has Been Issued/Mailed"

February 27, 2018 - medical papers received by Embassy                                     September 25, 2018 - Green Card received in the mail

March 5, 2018 - visa received in the mail with passport                                          October 6, 2018 - traditional wedding with family & friends

May 16, 2018 - POE in Charlotte, NC

 

 

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10 minutes ago, Paul & Mallory said:

Bless your heart. And the OP's. :(

 

I cannot imagine, or sit here and pretend to imagine.

 

I understand everyone telling you to relax and count your blessings and hang in there - honestly, that's all you CAN do. Having a panic attack over it won't change things (I can vouch for that one - I had my fair share while in the midst of the same waiting process myself). But sometimes you just need a release. For some, it's writing. I'm the same way so, again, I understand! You feel like you're going to go crazy, or implode, or just spontaneously combust, it can feel so overwhelming sometimes. I get it.

 

**hugs**

My car accident was a HUGE wake-up call for me! I've been so stressed out and feeling so helpless that I let it get the best of me. Thankfully my car is salvageable and I should be getting it back soon. And thankfully they took all his paperwork last Monday along with his passport.  All I can do now is wait and pray... Just like everyone else.


06/26/18  -  I-129F sent to CSC

06/28/18  -  USCIS signed for I-129F

07/03/18  -  NOA1 hard copy

12/03/18  -  NOA2 electronic

12/10/18  -  NOA2 hard copy

12/14/18  -  NVC received case

12/19/18  -  NVC issued case number

01/08/19  -  NVC in transit

01/10/19  -  Case received at Mumbai Embassy

03/07/19  -  Interview Date (221g given for "Proof of Relationship")

03/18/19  - 221g evidence submitted

05/09/19  - Visa Issued!

 

❤️ From Worlds Apart... to a Lifetime Together!! ❤️

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6 hours ago, Tara & Rohit said:

@WORRIEDSPOUSE I'm sorry for your stress. I too have experienced this lately. My fiance was given a 221g after his interview and on the day he went to submit everything he was sent away because "it wasn't in the right order and didn't have a cover letter." I was so distraught that as I was driving to work I hit the car in front of me and my airbag deployed. I've been bruised and car-less for the past week and a half. This has all been within a matter of a few weeks! What you are going through is unfair and painful. And I am not trying to overshadow the pain you've been going through. We all have shared that pain at some point. Now is the time to band together and support one another! 

I guess patience isn't my forte. I'm so sorry to hear about your husband. So was he able to submit the missing documents? My husband was just given a 221G white slip and wasn't asked for any additional documents. He still haven't heard from the embassy I frequently email them but one a month and all I get is an automated generated email :-( I guess we all need to bond together and help each other through this difficult process. Be safe on the road.. Ciao  

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2 hours ago, Paul & Mallory said:

Bless your heart. And the OP's. :(

 

I cannot imagine, or sit here and pretend to imagine.

 

I understand everyone telling you to relax and count your blessings and hang in there - honestly, that's all you CAN do. Having a panic attack over it won't change things (I can vouch for that one - I had my fair share while in the midst of the same waiting process myself). But sometimes you just need a release. For some, it's writing. I'm the same way so, again, I understand! You feel like you're going to go crazy, or implode, or just spontaneously combust, it can feel so overwhelming sometimes. I get it.

 

**hugs**

Thank you and ***HUGS BACK AT YOU***

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17 hours ago, ADandSL said:

Anytime spent away from the person you love is bad. Please don't degrade how he's feeling. He has a right to feel frustrated.  

 

Have you contacted the embassy? Usually US embassy's have emails so that you can contact them. Also, maybe try contacting your senator/congressman?

As a matter of fact I have a case open with senator Gillibrand's office in New York City I literally just received confirmation that her office have escalated an inquiry into my case with the US Consulate in Georgetown, Guyana.. Keeping my fingers cross, God's willing we will hear back shortly.. Thanks again for your kind words.

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14 hours ago, purem4g1c said:

Woah, canada with 38% refusal rate? that doesn't sound correct at all. There is no way that 40% of canadians are being denied entry in to USA... Lmao

The vast majority of Canadians who enter the US do so with their passport, for short visits as a tourist of a few weeks at a time, or a day or less for shopping, gas, etc.  Millions per year cross back and forth this way from Canada to the US with no visa needed.  It's the B visa applications that are denied at nearly 40% because those applying want to stay for a long time (not generally needed for a short vacation), and some are from other countries who want to enter the US from Canada as a back door and stay illegally.  So the 40% denial rate is for a very small number of special cases and many of them have suspicious motives for visiting, past overstays, not Canadian citizen, etc.

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40 minutes ago, carmel34 said:

The vast majority of Canadians who enter the US do so with their passport, for short visits as a tourist of a few weeks at a time, or a day or less for shopping, gas, etc.  Millions per year cross back and forth this way from Canada to the US with no visa needed.  It's the B visa applications that are denied at nearly 40% because those applying want to stay for a long time (not generally needed for a short vacation), and some are from other countries who want to enter the US from Canada as a back door and stay illegally.  So the 40% denial rate is for a very small number of special cases and many of them have suspicious motives for visiting, past overstays, not Canadian citizen, etc.

Two quick notes:

1) Canadians are granted the same length of stay as B visa travelers. Typically this is up to 6 months. There is no benefit of obtaining a B visa if they qualify for visa-less travel.

2) The refusal numbers posted are based on nationality, not country of the embassy/consulate.

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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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Moved from Process & Procedures to Progress Reports.


Our journey:

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September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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