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Alisa had her interview today, Unfortunately I was unable to be there as I'm slammed with a huge project at work.

 

She went through the line pretty quickly, handed over I-134, Got her finger prints, Medical exam results, DS160, Visa fee reciept,  and Interview Confirmation. She was asked for original birth certificate and she let them know she forgot which she was told the CO would give her instructions to drop off the documents "The quicker the better"

 

When it was her turn she went to window for interview with CO, who she said was really friendly with a really strong american accent speaking russian. He then asked:

 

Where did we meet?

Where do you work now?

What is your education?

Were you married before?

When did we start talking?

When was the first time we met in person?

What is your fiances Career?

Whats the name of the company fiance work for?

 

 

After this he started checking all of our logs and pictures and all the evidence of our relationship we provided

She brought up the fact that she didn't have her original birth certificate with her currently and asked him about the instructions the first woman mentioned. He told her that if she had her birth certificate things would have been done now.

 

 

Due to this the CO still said "All things look good" but they kept her passport, and gave her a 221g White form for the original birth certificate. She immediately ran home to get the original and dropped it off in the box in an envelope with our details on it within like 20 minutes.

 

Now we're concerned because it looked like things were about to be approved but due to receiving the 221g and having to drop off the original of her birth certificate, we're about to experience huge delays or get a denial. Any advice?

 

EDIT: Apparently stabled something to her passport at the end and kept the passport?

Edited by Julian & Alisa

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Most likely the 211g was just for the missing document, other than that, it sounds like she was approved.


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7 minutes ago, Julian & Alisa said:

Alisa had her interview today, Unfortunately I was unable to be there as I'm slammed with a huge project at work.

 

She went through the line pretty quickly, handed over I-134, Got her finger prints, Medical exam results, DS160, Visa fee reciept,  and Interview Confirmation. She was asked for original birth certificate and she let them know she forgot which she was told the CO would give her instructions to drop off the documents "The quicker the better"

 

When it was her turn she went to window for interview with CO, who she said was really friendly with a really strong american accent speaking russian. He then asked:

 

Where did we meet?

Where do you work now?

What is your education?

Were you married before?

When did we start talking?

When was the first time we met in person?

What is your fiances Career?

Whats the name of the company fiance work for?

 

 

After this he started checking all of our logs and pictures and all the evidence of our relationship we provided

She brought up the fact that she didn't have her original birth certificate with her currently and asked him about the instructions the first woman mentioned. He told her that if she had her birth certificate things would have been done now.

 

 

Due to this the CO still said "All things look good" but they kept her passport, and gave her a 221g White form for the original birth certificate. She immediately ran home to get the original and dropped it off in the box in an envelope with our details on it within like 20 minutes.

 

Now we're concerned because it looked like things were about to be approved but due to receiving the 221g and having to drop off the original of her birth certificate, we're about to experience huge delays or get a denial. Any advice?

Why so concerned?  She forgot a required document, so of course she received a 221g for that.  It delays the process but should not impact an approval.

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Yeah I think the nerves got to both of us. All the time and money put into the entire thing only for her to have a brief moment of oops and forget that at home. All in all the interview seemed positive. The fact they kept her passport seemed to be a good thing, and the 221g only being for original of birth certificate seemed minor in all. 

 

Hopefully it all gets sorted before Christmas otherwise it's another holidays in moscow. (Which isn't too bad. Better than Christmas in Florida with no snow)

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15 minutes ago, Julian & Alisa said:

Yeah I think the nerves got to both of us. All the time and money put into the entire thing only for her to have a brief moment of oops and forget that at home. All in all the interview seemed positive. The fact they kept her passport seemed to be a good thing, and the 221g only being for original of birth certificate seemed minor in all. 

 

Hopefully it all gets sorted before Christmas otherwise it's another holidays in moscow. (Which isn't too bad. Better than Christmas in Florida with no snow)

You’re good.  Just a few extra days

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50 minutes ago, Julian & Alisa said:

Yeah I think the nerves got to both of us. All the time and money put into the entire thing only for her to have a brief moment of oops and forget that at home. All in all the interview seemed positive. The fact they kept her passport seemed to be a good thing, and the 221g only being for original of birth certificate seemed minor in all. 

 

Hopefully it all gets sorted before Christmas otherwise it's another holidays in moscow. (Which isn't too bad. Better than Christmas in Florida with no snow)

I really don't think it will be that long before her visa is issued.  Best of luck.

Just now, Jorgedig said:

I really don't think it will be that long before her visa is issued.  Best of luck.

Btw, I love the name Julian!

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20 minutes ago, Jorgedig said:

I really don't think it will be that long before her visa is issued.  Best of luck.

Btw, I love the name Julian!

Thank you! I've hated it since I was a kid but as I grew up I kind of just got used to it. 

 

 

I really appreciate everyones words of encouragement. We're just ready to get our life started together and the government sure does make it hard. 

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1 hour ago, Julian & Alisa said:

Yeah I think the nerves got to both of us. All the time and money put into the entire thing only for her to have a brief moment of oops and forget that at home. All in all the interview seemed positive. The fact they kept her passport seemed to be a good thing, and the 221g only being for original of birth certificate seemed minor in all. 

 

Hopefully it all gets sorted before Christmas otherwise it's another holidays in moscow. (Which isn't too bad. Better than Christmas in Florida with no snow)

I agree, this does not sound like it is a showstopper.  Btw, the time and money is just starting.

 

Good Luck!


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Interestingly enough yesterday the case when checked on CEAC showed:

 

IMMIGRANT VISA APPLICATION

Administrative Processing
Creation Date: 17-July-2019

Case Last Updated 30-Sep-2019

 

Today it shows:

 

NONIMMIGRANT VISA APPLICATION

Administrative Processing

Case Created: 01-Oct-2019

Case Last Updated: 01-Oct-2019

 

I was looking around a few threads on here and based on what I've read it does that right before its about to be issued. If that's the case as its been historically we're so close!!!

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This can be the most tense and thrilling time in the process...


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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What a relief!  You must feel wonderful, and justifiably so. :) 


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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On ‎10‎/‎2‎/‎2019 at 8:10 AM, Julian & Alisa said:

CEAC Status changed to Issued today! Now we just wait for her passport to show up and we'll be out of the water! :)

Congrats!


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US Entry : 2014-09-12

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I-485 Interview: 2015-03-11

I-485 Approved: 2015-03-13

Green Card Received: 2015-03-24 Yeah!!!

I-751 ROC Submitted: 2016-12-20

I-751 NOA Received:  2016-12-29

I-751 Biometrics Appt.:  2017-01-26

I-751 Interview:  2018-04-10

I-751 Approved:  2018-05-04

N400 Filed:  2018-01-13

N400 Biometrics:  2018-02-22

N400 Interview:  2018-04-10

N400 Approved:  2018-04-10

Oath Ceremony:  2018-06-11 - DONE!!!!!!!

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