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My K1 Venezuelan fiancee had her interview in Bogota today.  At the conclusion, she was told "I'm sorry but I can't tell you whether you are approved or not.  You package is very good and complete and I need no further information.  You will receive an email in a few days with further instructions".  They kept her passport.  30 minutes after she left, the CO who interviewed her called on her cell and asked her to return to the Consulate.  She was fingerprinted and asked to pledge that everything  she stated was was truth.  That's it.  There was really no clues as to what they wanted or why she wasn't approved on the spot as others from her whatsapp group were today.  My fiancee did say the CO asked about my divorces.  My 2nd divorce was final in July 2018 and I filed our K1 app in august 2018.  My previous marriage was a K1 (Canada) which lasted 7 years and my ex has returned to Canada.  Not sure why that would even be an issue?


In summary, we are nervous and scared.  Can't even begin to guess at what the red flag was?  I consulted a lawyer before I even filed to see if there would be issues because of the previous K1 and he assured me there would not be.


The CO only looked at my I129F package and didn't even ask to see the package of proof of ongoing relationship.  We had plenty!!!!


Don't know why I'm posting this, but there are some really smart and compassionate people on VJ, so perhaps one of you would be so kind as to offer your thoughts?

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She is most likely going to receive the DS-5535 form like my husband did. Also, we didn't have any red flags. I believe that the form is given out completely at random.

Edited by ashcashbananas

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11 minutes ago, JNJUSA19 said:

Oh, great.  We are good at filling out forms.  That one looks fairly simple as she hasn't traveled too much.  I'm guessing that slows things down a few months though?



I guess it all depends on the country & case. You'd think it would be much simpler since she hasn't traveled much. Unfortunately, the country my husband is from tends to take anywhere from 3-20 months to process the DS-5535 form. 😕  It appears that it usually ends in a visa approval. Good luck to you both! I don't think Venezuela will have much of a wait time!

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Moved from Process & Procedures to Progress Reports.

Our journey:


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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