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Hi everyone, my husband is has a conference in Canada and needs to apply for a visa to Canada. He was told by his colleagues that the visa might not be approved because the US shares same database with Canada and also because he has an ongoing petition with the USCIS. How true is this information please

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* Moved from IR-1/CR-1 P&P to Canada regional forum. The question is not related to any US visa. *

 

He applies and finds out. I doubt the US-based petition will have any impact as it does nothing for him in Canada (it could be an issue for a US visa, though).


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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The fact that he has a pending petition does not automatically  mean a denial. With every non-immigrant visa, the applicant should be able to satisfy the CO that he/she will not enter the US with the intent to adjust status. A way to do this is to provide evidence of ties to your home country (job, mortgage etc.).

 

With a known immigrant application pending, you can imagine that this burden of proof will be looked at a little closer maybe. But again, it does not mean an automatic denial of a non-immigrant visa.


 

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Depends what data is being shared.


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