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My husband had originally come here on an ESTA in June 2017.  When he returned to the UK he received an email he was NOT AUTHORIZED TO TRAVEL.  He reapplied for another ESTA 2018 and received the same email. We’ve since married and are ready to apply using the I-130.  What to do about the ESTA denials.... 

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3 minutes ago, JessNPaul said:

What to do about the ESTA denials.... 

Nothing.   ESTA or B2 denials wont matter in a I-130 petition.  He can try for a B2, but being married to a USC makes it harder.

Edited by Paul & Mary

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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15 minutes ago, JessNPaul said:

My husband had originally come here on an ESTA in June 2017.  When he returned to the UK he received an email he was NOT AUTHORIZED TO TRAVEL.  He reapplied for another ESTA 2018 and received the same email. We’ve since married and are ready to apply using the I-130.  What to do about the ESTA denials.... 

 

Do you know of any reason he is denied ESTA? 

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6 minutes ago, Paul & Mary said:

 

Nothing.   ESTA or B2 denials wont matter in a I-130 petition.  He can try for a B2, but being married to a USC makes it harder.

No idea why the denials. (Some speculation and threats from an ex) There was no option to find out. Now we’ve married and I’m afraid whatever caused the ESTA to be revoked will delay or deny our I-130.  

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4 minutes ago, JessNPaul said:

I’m afraid whatever caused the ESTA to be revoked will delay or deny our I-130.  

I wouldn't worry too much about that.  Mary was denied a B2 to come visit my family in the US because she could not "disprove" immigrant intent.


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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Just now, Paul & Mary said:

I wouldn't worry too much about that.  Mary was denied a B2 to come visit my family in the US because she could not "disprove" immigrant intent.

Where might I find the reason for the revocation?

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1 minute ago, JessNPaul said:

Where might I find the reason for the revocation?

You(He) would have to file under the freedom of information act. (FOIA)

 

But really don't stress about it.  Ir can be something as simple as a name mismatch or overstaying ESTA by 1 minute or showing up on a criminal list in the home country.  You might be able to get a Police Clearance Certificate ahead of time to see.

 

On a spousal visa if it is denied at the consulate it can re reaffirmed by USCIS and sent back to the consulate.   That is unlike a K1 which just does on the vine.  File the I-130 packet and you can also do a FOIA request if you want.


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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16 minutes ago, JessNPaul said:

My ex bf said he did. (sister works for homeland security) He has not been to the USA since.  We’ve had to meet outside the USA.  

Common for ESTA to be denied due to any previous overstay (ask your husband if he ever overstayed even by 1 day).  The ex bf is just blowing smoke to get into your head.

Edited by Going through

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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12 minutes ago, Going through said:

Common for ESTA to be denied due to any previous overstay (ask your husband if he ever overstayed even by 1 day).  The ex bf is just blowing smoke to get into your head.

Yes but the timing of the email, the sister that works for homeland security, husbands criminal past (alcohol/domestic disputes) could’ve been used against him. My ex started conversing with his ex wife and he has not been able to see his kids for almost 2years due to lies he told her. 

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3 minutes ago, JessNPaul said:

husbands criminal past (alcohol/domestic disputes) could’ve been used against him

This was not mentioned in your original post....can explain the ESTA denial.


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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1 minute ago, Going through said:

This was not mentioned in your original post....can explain the ESTA denial.

When people seek help, but they don't tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Wasting everyone's time. 


01/28/2019 - Mailed Express Mail USCIS Lockbox Phoenix

01/29/2019 - Received by Phoenix Lockbox
02/04/2019 - Receipt Notice Via Text Message assigned to Nebraska Service Center 

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There's no way to know for sure if those events were related to the ESTA being denied or not. Although the criminal past certainly could be an issue.


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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7 minutes ago, geowrian said:

There's no way to know for sure if those events were related to the ESTA being denied or not. Although the criminal past certainly could be an issue.

Certainly I agree. I just didn’t want to cause delays due to filing wrong apps or not including all pertinent info.  

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13 minutes ago, JMPM said:

When people seek help, but they don't tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Wasting everyone's time. 

I’m sorry you’ve wasted time reading my post. I didn’t include all the details until others responded and the information seemed necessary to get the answer I was seeking.  

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