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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Azerbaijan
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Hi everyone,  are there any recent K1 applicants applying to Tbilisi Georgia. Just wanting to here some advice on how the process currently is on the day of the interview since the reviews on here are so dated, except one from 2018 regarding the K1. Of course i'm nervous and my fiance is quite a bit nervous as well and plus he is a shy person too. I've read they will ask about his previous B2/B1 visa denials. Plus i have a co-sponsor( I have 2 PRN jobs) and the previous income tax year i was in school so i didn't work that much then. My co-sponsor makes way over the poverty guidelines so i'm praying we are set. I sent all the required documentation organized and labeled in a accordion folder, plus about 35 pics and 3-8 screenshot pages of call logs and messages from WhatsApp.  Wondering ,is there anything else i should be aware of at this point?

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: New Zealand
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35 minutes ago, Isadoradaniels2 said:

Hi everyone,  are there any recent K1 applicants applying to Tbilisi Georgia. Just wanting to here some advice on how the process currently is on the day of the interview since the reviews on here are so dated, except one from 2018 regarding the K1. Of course i'm nervous and my fiance is quite a bit nervous as well and plus he is a shy person too. I've read they will ask about his previous B2/B1 visa denials. Plus i have a co-sponsor( I have 2 PRN jobs) and the previous income tax year i was in school so i didn't work that much then. My co-sponsor makes way over the poverty guidelines so i'm praying we are set. I sent all the required documentation organized and labeled in a accordion folder, plus about 35 pics and 3-8 screenshot pages of call logs and messages from WhatsApp.  Wondering ,is there anything else i should be aware of at this point?

Previous tourist visa denials with have no impact, as K-1 is dual intent, so the immigration intent is assumed.

 

Will you be able to attend the interview with your fiancé?  On paper, you look well prepared.  The lack of consulate reviews on VJ may just be a reflection of the low numbers of K-1 applicants through Tbilsi, but hopefully you will get some replies here.  Best of luck!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Azerbaijan
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39 minutes ago, Jorgedig said:

Previous tourist visa denials with have no impact, as K-1 is dual intent, so the immigration intent is assumed.

 

Will you be able to attend the interview with your fiancé?  On paper, you look well prepared.  The lack of consulate reviews on VJ may just be a reflection of the low numbers of K-1 applicants through Tbilsi, but hopefully you will get some replies here.  Best of luck!

No, as much as I want to, I will not be able to attend the interview:(. Which, unexpectedly, Tbilisi actually allows you to. :bonk: Thank you for responding though, I hope to get more replies more from others on the subject too!

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10 hours ago, Isadoradaniels2 said:

Hi everyone,  are there any recent K1 applicants applying to Tbilisi Georgia. Just wanting to here some advice on how the process currently is on the day of the interview since the reviews on here are so dated, except one from 2018 regarding the K1. Of course i'm nervous and my fiance is quite a bit nervous as well and plus he is a shy person too. I've read they will ask about his previous B2/B1 visa denials. Plus i have a co-sponsor( I have 2 PRN jobs) and the previous income tax year i was in school so i didn't work that much then. My co-sponsor makes way over the poverty guidelines so i'm praying we are set. I sent all the required documentation organized and labeled in a accordion folder, plus about 35 pics and 3-8 screenshot pages of call logs and messages from WhatsApp.  Wondering ,is there anything else i should be aware of at this point?

If you have completed your profile and your country's flag appears in the left column you should select it and the link will take you to a page that has information concerning your embassy.  Hope that helos.


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Filed: IR-5 Country: Azerbaijan
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Hi, looking at the timeline your fiance had an interview shortly after my parents in Tbilisi. Was he put in AP? My dad is also in AP and I am wondering if everyone is going through similar timeline.Country of origin Azerbaijan. Thanks!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Azerbaijan
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1 hour ago, eclover said:

Hi, looking at the timeline your fiance had an interview shortly after my parents in Tbilisi. Was he put in AP? My dad is also in AP and I am wondering if everyone is going through similar timeline.Country of origin Azerbaijan. Thanks!

Hi, yes. He was put into AP, no reason given. Case last updated Jun 19, 2019. Still in the waiting zone:reading:. I've looked at other member timelines from Tbilisi, the trend is usually alittle bit over a month(Well, atleast I'm hoping🙏:innocent:)

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Filed: IR-5 Country: Azerbaijan
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A month sounds about right from what I've seen too. No reason given to your fiance for 221g?? Did they at least say he was approved?My dad's interview was on May 29th and he was missing military record. He mailed in and they accepted it but instead of issuing the visa, then sent him follow up questions about his travel history, work and siblings names. That was June 27th with last update on 28th. My mom got her visa and now they are in limbo waiting. :(

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Georgia
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Hey there, my Fiance and I are applying through Tbilisi too. I didn't know Azerbaijan had to apply through Tbilisi as well, why is that? 

 

Also what kind of questions did they ask your Fiancee in the interview? Any updates on your 221g? 

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Russia
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1 hour ago, Maria N. said:

Hey there, my Fiance and I are applying through Tbilisi too. I didn't know Azerbaijan had to apply through Tbilisi as well, why is that? 

For various reasons, not all countries have immigrant visa units at their US embassy or another consulate in the country.

 

Sometimes it's because there are very few people seeking immigrant or immigrant-intent visas from that country so they consolidate immigrant/immigrant-intent visa applications for a few nearby countries in one embassy, sometimes it's due to political reasons.


K-1                             AOS
NOA1 Notice Date: 2018-05-31    NOA1 Notice Date: 2019-04-11
NOA2 Date: 2018-11-16           Biometrics Date: 2019-05-10
Arrived at NVC:  2018-12-03     EAD/AP In Hand: 2019-09-16
Arrived in Moscow: 2018-12-28   GC Interview Date: 2019-09-25
Interview date: 2019-02-14      GC In Hand: 2019-10-02
Visa issued: 2019-02-28
POE: 2019-03-11
Wedding: 2019-03-14

 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Azerbaijan
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5 hours ago, Maria N. said:

Hey there, my Fiance and I are applying through Tbilisi too. I didn't know Azerbaijan had to apply through Tbilisi as well, why is that? 

 

Also what kind of questions did they ask your Fiancee in the interview? Any updates on your 221g? 

They asked him

How did we meet?

How many time have we met in person/visited?

Why I didn't stay longer in Azerbaijan to visit him?(work)

Asked about his B2/B1 denials.

 

I emailed them, they gave a standard response as expected,  but cased updated to the day i called,which was July 10,2019. Still in Administrative Processing.

 

 

 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Georgia
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2 minutes ago, Isadoradaniels2 said:

They asked him

How did we meet?

How many time have we met in person/visited?

Why I didn't stay longer in Azerbaijan to visit him?(work)

Asked about his B2/B1 denials.

 

I emailed them, they gave a standard response as expected,  but cased updated to the day i called,which was July 10,2019. Still in Administrative Processing.

 

 

 

Thanks for the response! My fiancé and I just received our NOA2, so hopefully we make it to the interview phase soon. 

 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Georgia
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3 hours ago, DaveAndAnastasia said:

For various reasons, not all countries have immigrant visa units at their US embassy or another consulate in the country.

 

Sometimes it's because there are very few people seeking immigrant or immigrant-intent visas from that country so they consolidate immigrant/immigrant-intent visa applications for a few nearby countries in one embassy, sometimes it's due to political reasons.

Ahh yeah, that makes sense.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Georgia
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Hey there @Isadoradaniels2, any updates on your case?

 

Also was wondering, did you submit and pay your D-160 before you received your packet 3 or after? My case is currently at the embassy but I have not heard from them yet. 

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21 minutes ago, Maria N. said:

Hey there @Isadoradaniels2, any updates on your case?

 

Also was wondering, did you submit and pay your D-160 before you received your packet 3 or after? My case is currently at the embassy but I have not heard from them yet. 

Hi, still no updates. I called last week and they gave me a generic response, stating it should be resolved (administrative processing) within 60 days, sometimes longer depending on each case.

 

I paid my ds-160 after I received my packet 3. You need create a profile online at ustraveldocs.com. Once your profile is created, send them an email from your profile stating that your petition has been received at embassy and that you're requesting your Packet 3 for further instructions. Then they will send you the packet 3.

 

I would recommend calling the embassy at 

703-988-7103. They told me these instructions, but you can call and verify it if needed.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Georgia
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1 minute ago, Isadoradaniels2 said:

Hi, still no updates. I called last week and they gave me a generic response, stating it should be resolved (administrative processing) within 60 days, sometimes longer depending on each case.

 

I paid my ds-160 after I received my packet 3. You need create a profile online at ustraveldocs.com. Once your profile is created, send them an email from your profile stating that your petition has been received at embassy and that you're requesting your Packet 3 for further instructions. Then they will send you the packet 3.

 

I would recommend calling the embassy at 

703-988-7103. They told me these instructions, but you can call and verify it if needed.

Wow, hope you hear back soon. 🤞 

 

Thanks so much for this information! 🤗

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