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Hello, 

 

I'm new on here and just coming across some info about the London Embassy is closing!?? Could someone please help clear things up? I have read several posts already and I'm so confused. 

My situation is this: 

Just moved back to the states and currently not working.

My fiance lives in the UK. 

Planning on filing for K-1.

Currently looking for employment. 

 

Questions:

1. Can I start the process and file the I-129F without a current job or is that an immediate denial?

2. When is the US Embassy in London no longer giving visa interviews/visas/closing?

3. If they close before he can get an interview, where will that take place?

 

Thank you

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Just remember this, if an embassy is closing it means we are probably going to war with that country. 

What you overlooked in what you were reading is that USCIS international offices at US Embassies are closing. 


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11 minutes ago, Cariad12 said:

I'm new on here and just coming across some info about the London Embassy is closing!?? Could someone please help clear things up? I have read several posts already and I'm so confused. 

USCIS field office is closing. Not the embassy. It has no impact on your case.

 

11 minutes ago, Cariad12 said:

Questions:

1. Can I start the process and file the I-129F without a current job or is that an immediate denial?

2. When is the US Embassy in London no longer giving visa interviews/visas/closing?

3. If they close before he can get an interview, where will that take place?

  1. Yes. The I-134 isn't provided until the embassy interview.
  2. It's not closing. No visas are impacted.
  3. See above.

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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It doesn't help your case that you are unemployed at the moment but there are other ways to get around that.  Maybe consider adding a co-sponsor to your petition.  I wasn't making enough money to sponsor my fiance at the time of filing for the K-1 so I had a co-sponsor (family) to provide financial records and agree that my fiancee would not become a burden to the State during her time in the USA.  Everything worked out great in the end!  

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37 minutes ago, Cariad12 said:

Questions:

1. Can I start the process and file the I-129F without a current job or is that an immediate denial?

2. When is the US Embassy in London no longer giving visa interviews/visas/closing?

3. If they close before he can get an interview, where will that take place?

 

 1. Yes, start the I-129f petition. You provide the affidavit of support for the interview in London months from now. Nothing to do with petition. And you can also get somebody else in the US to sponsor your fiancé if you don't find a job.

 

2. The US Embassy in London is NOT closing. The interview will be there.

 

3. See #2.

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18 minutes ago, Dobee said:

Maybe consider adding a co-sponsor to your petition.

The only time financial sponsorship comes into play is after the petition stage.


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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1 hour ago, Paul & Mary said:

Well we were at war with them. I think we can come up some reasons to do so again.   They drive on the wrong side of the road, spell words wrong like colour and labour. ;)

Then there is the "Theatre",  a trunk called a "boot", and an elevator called a "lift"... so much more.  thanks for the levity, sometimes it's needed!

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24 minutes ago, Cariad12 said:

JFH thank you for the info. I read your reply. He's in the UK, I'm in the US. If we could do the spousal visa without my income yet and able to marry in the UK then bring him back with me that would be great. I don't know how all of this works. 

Do either,  you need a joint sponsor either way


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August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

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