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I had an interview with US embassy on 3rd April 2019 in Islamabad . VO asked me questions about our relationship - my fiance has visited me for about 9 times in past 1 year from Newyork, our relationship is authentic. But the VO said he’s returning the case to NVC for future review. What does this mean? And how much time can this take? He returned my passport and didn’t hand me over any paper stating a reason for not approving my petition - he kept my medical and my fiancés tax returns with him. 

I am worried about the timeline as I have already resigned ftom my job!!

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2 minutes ago, p-ana said:

You shouldn’t have resigned. There’s no guarantee of getting the visa and embassies/ consulates always advise on not doing that anyway. That’s on you.

 

if the case was sent back it will expire. 

 

You either file file for another i129f or go the cr1 route. But you have to understand better what went wrong so next time you file you can get a successful outcome

But he said NVC will get in touch with you for further evidence. How does this mean that my case expired? He didn’t say that your visa is denied.

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If it wasn't approved then it was denied. 

 

Denied K-1s have their underlying I-129Fs returned to USCIS by the DoS and are left to expire by USCIS. A long time ago they were sometimes reviewed for possible re-validation, but now they aren't. 

 

Your choices are to file another I-129F and hope it goes better, or to marry and then file an I-130 in pursuit of a CR-1.

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6 minutes ago, Hypnos said:

If it wasn't approved then it was denied. 

 

Denied K-1s have their underlying I-129Fs returned to USCIS by the DoS and are left to expire by USCIS. A long time ago they were sometimes reviewed for possible re-validation, but now they aren't. 

 

Your choices are to file another I-129F and hope it goes better, or to marry and then file an I-130 in pursuit of a CR-1.

But VO said NVC will get in touch with me for RFE. He didn’t say that visa is rejected and didn’t hand me over any slip stating a reason. 

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27 minutes ago, Aska said:

But VO said NVC will get in touch with me for RFE. He didn’t say that visa is rejected and didn’t hand me over any slip stating a reason. 

 

Seems like your visa was denied.  It will be sent back to USCIS and left to expire.  Your options are to refile the i-129F or (the better choice) marry and file the CR-1 spouse visa.

 

Handing back the passport is generally another sign that the visa is refused--- You should have received a piece of paper back at the end of your interview.  If so, what does that paper say/what box is checked?

 

1 hour ago, Aska said:

I am worried about the timeline as I have already resigned ftom my job!!

Was not a good idea to make this choice.  Even the embassy advises not to make any sort of travel plans/etc. without the visa in hand.  If your resignation was very recent, I'd suggest speaking to your employer about possibly getting your job back.

 

 


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1 hour ago, Aska said:

my fiance has visited me for about 9 times in past 1 year from Newyork, our relationship is authentic.

You mean 9 times as in 9 separate trips, or it was a typo and you meant 9 "days"?

Also what sort of questions were asked at your interview, and how did you answer them?

Were there any red flags in your case (ie. different religion, age gap).


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1 minute ago, Aska said:

9 separate trips - he loves me so much and we also went to a trip together. 

VO didn’t hand me over any slip which said my visa is rejected he kept my medical report but returned my passport 

Again I'll ask....Any red flags in your situation (ie. different religion, age gap)?   What questions were asked at the interview and how did you answer them?


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DOS policy is to return the I-129F to USCIS (via NVC - NVC does nothing with I-129Fs directly) with a P6C marker. USCIS would review this returned case and then reaffirm the petition or revoke it.

 

USCIS policy is to no longer review returned I-129Fs. They let them sit to expire.

 

The line you got from the CO is in accordance with the DOS policy to return the petition, but no longer reflects what actually happens (USCIS has their own policies).


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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Just now, Going through said:

Again I'll ask....Any red flags in your situation (ie. different religion, age gap)?   What questions were asked at the interview and how did you answer them?

My fiancé is 9 years elder to me. Same religion 

he just asked where did you met first time. Engagement happend in dubai, but My original divorce certificate was missing he kept asking for that I didn’t know which doc he requires after coming home I saw that I didn’t take divorce certificate with me i just took stamp paper with me

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9 minutes ago, geowrian said:

DOS policy is to return the I-129F to USCIS (via NVC - NVC does nothing with I-129Fs directly) with a P6C marker. USCIS would review this returned case and then reaffirm the petition or revoke it.

 

USCIS policy is to no longer review returned I-129Fs. They let them sit to expire.

 

The line you got from the CO is in accordance with the DOS policy to return the petition, but no longer reflects what actually happens (USCIS has their own policies).

Means Do I still have a chance to get a visa? He said NVC will get in touch with you for RFE. He kept asking for my original divorce certificate that happened in 2016. But I took stamp paper with me but he wanted original certificate.

 

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2 minutes ago, Aska said:

Means Do I still have a chance to get a visa? He said NVC will get in touch with you for RFE. He kept asking for my original divorce certificate that happened in 2016. But I took stamp paper with me but he wanted original certificate.

You are free to apply again for another visa, but the existing I-129F and K-1 is dead.

NVC does not issues RFEs. They do not handle I-129Fs except to coordinate movement between USCIS and the embassy. USCIS issues RFEs. USCIS will not issue an RFE (or NOIR) here in accordance with their policy. They will let the I-129F sit until its approval expires. Then it will be terminated.


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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