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Hi--My husband is from Pakistan, but has worked in Dubai for a year. Now they are talking about transferring him to Germany. Where would he have his interview (if we get one)? Does he have a choice? He asked for Pakistan originally, even though we have filed a complaint against them. He figured at least he could take his lawyer with us.

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45 minutes ago, Marriednow said:

Hi--My husband is from Pakistan, but has worked in Dubai for a year. Now they are talking about transferring him to Germany. Where would he have his interview (if we get one)? Does he have a choice? He asked for Pakistan originally, even though we have filed a complaint against them. He figured at least he could take his lawyer with us.

Why did you file a compliant? You can have the interview wherever he is a resident at. 

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1 hour ago, Cyberfx1024 said:

Why did you file a compliant? You can have the interview wherever he is a resident at. 

It's a long story. Trying to make it short, my husband had an interview at the Pakistan Embassy in May, 2017. Expecting a civil interview, he was shocked when they escorted him to a small room and the Pakistani CO started screaming at him, calling him a liar, saying he was still married to his ex, why did he marry  me with 4 divorces, who paid for our papers, he would never set foot in the US, shouting Islamic prayers at him, even as he protested that he was divorced. Basically they treated him like he was a prisoner of war. You have to understand my husband is a very mild-mannered man.  I have never heard him raise his voice. They had a paper ready there for him to write a coerced false confession, saying he was still married to his ex. The CO dictated what he was to write. He was basically in so much shock that he did what he was told to do, thinking they were an actual physical threat to his family/kids. The sad thing is that he was so bullied he forgot that his divorce papers were sitting right there in the room. He felt that the had no choice but to write what he was told. Of course, they don't record these "interviews." Since then, I have heard of so much abuse there...threatening to hang people, throwing papers in peoples' faces, getting them so confused they would write anything. It's truly repugnant and totally against the rules of conducts of CO's. They denied our case, even though my husband, ex-wife, children, and neighbors went to court before a high judge and testified as to his being divorced for years, and how he was treated. USCIS said too bad, you are denied. We have refiled, hoping to get another interview. The sad thing is that many people are treated this way and are afraid to file a complaint. We will just keep trying and refiling until one of us dies. We are an older couple, but we won't give up. Someone has to stand up to the bullies, and I suppose God decided it was going to be us.

 

PS--I have been using the ID Love to Teach, but had to go back to my previous one when I could not log in. I'm in Malaysia on a business trip with my husband. We have been married almost 4 years, known each other 8.5 years, visited 11 times.

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Generally a work visa is fine to be eligible to interview in the country. If the I-130 requested Pakistan, it can be switched/transferred at NVC.

They will have his entire case file/history anywhere he goes.


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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5 hours ago, geowrian said:

Generally a work visa is fine to be eligible to interview in the country. If the I-130 requested Pakistan, it can be switched/transferred at NVC.

They will have his entire case file/history anywhere he goes.

I'm thinking we might ought to change it away from Pakistan, to either Dubai or Germany, wherever he is living at the time. Maybe they will not be so cruel and will give him a fair interview.

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3 hours ago, Marriednow said:

I'm thinking we might ought to change it away from Pakistan, to either Dubai or Germany, wherever he is living at the time. Maybe they will not be so cruel and will give him a fair interview.

A work visa is fine for residency.  You should be aware of two things.   

 

As a third country national he can be expected to meet the requirements of interviewing consulate to the extent that they apply plus the requirements of consulate of his country of citizenship.  When Mary interviewed in Mexico, the CO had two checklists.

 

Since his nationality is Pakistani he will still be automatically required to undergo extreme vetting even if he interviews in Germany.

 

Good luck on the journey.


March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

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This was so sad to read, I hope it all works out eventually so that you can live together in the US.  You can request an interview in another country, if he is a legal resident there, but be aware that others have tried this, with a prior denial, and they are subjected to greater scrutiny because it looks like they are "consulate shopping," trying to avoid a denial by applying from another country.  We have seen lots of examples of this here on VJ.  So just be aware that if your request for an interview in Germany or Dubai or anywhere else is granted, he will have to show solid evidence, lots of legal documents, to prove that his prior marriage has been legally dissolved.  The entire record is on file so the original reason for denial will have to be overcome in order to get approved.  I pray that you will be successful in this journey.  Good luck!

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2 hours ago, carmel34 said:

This was so sad to read, I hope it all works out eventually so that you can live together in the US.  You can request an interview in another country, if he is a legal resident there, but be aware that others have tried this, with a prior denial, and they are subjected to greater scrutiny because it looks like they are "consulate shopping," trying to avoid a denial by applying from another country.  We have seen lots of examples of this here on VJ.  So just be aware that if your request for an interview in Germany or Dubai or anywhere else is granted, he will have to show solid evidence, lots of legal documents, to prove that his prior marriage has been legally dissolved.  The entire record is on file so the original reason for denial will have to be overcome in order to get approved.  I pray that you will be successful in this journey.  Good luck!

I know it would sound very suspicious, but this is where his management job with the Marriott Hotel is leading him. He may get transferred to Germany. When he still lived in Pakistan, after being terrorized at the "interview," he was so sick.....high blood pressure, stomach issues, paranoid that he might be followed, headaches, diarreah, couldn't sleep...his health has really suffered. But he is better now that he is out of there. That experience took such a toll on him. 

 

Anyway, all we have is the truth. All the papers are there, divorce papers, testimony that he is in fact divorced, and has been for years. What else can we do? I guess at least God knows the truth.

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Moved from IR-1/CR-1 Progress Reports to US Embassy and Consulate Discussion.


Our journey:

Spoiler

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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