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I know how it sounds as people are dying right now that my biggest concern is how Turkey's invasion into Syria could affect my fiance's visa. Nevertheless, I hate the timing of Erdogan's invasion. My fiance's interview in Ankara is next week and we're stressed enough as it is. I know in many cases that one foreign policy doesn't necessarily have to do with another. And I've seen other policy decisions both Turkish and U.S. administrations that I thought would affect my fiance's visa journey, but didn't end up doing so. 

 

I just thought I'd open a discussion about it anyway. Maybe some of you have lived or have fiances live in areas affected by wars and you were concerned how it would affect you personally. And I really don't mean to get into a whole discussion about the whole geo-political situations. I have my own opinions about all of that stuff and even what's happening in Syria now, but the purpose of this thread was to discuss how people have been or could be affected by change in foreign policies in the middle of their visa applications. 

 

It seems unlikely that even with Turkey suddenly invading Syria, that our entire relationship with the country would change to dramatically as to affect visa applications. Our relationship with Turkey, however, has been increasingly strained and you never know when a change of events is the last straw on the camel's back. I don't think this invasion is quite that, and Erdogan might even pull back his forces after a few days of skirmishes. Hopefully cooler heads can prevail in this conflict, and personally I'm just getting so anxious get to my fiance to the US safe and sound. 

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2 minutes ago, Elif_and_Greg said:

I know how it sounds as people are dying right now that my biggest concern is how Turkey's invasion into Syria could affect my fiance's visa. Nevertheless, I hate the timing of Erdogan's invasion. My fiance's interview in Ankara is next week and we're stressed enough as it is. I know in many cases that one foreign policy doesn't necessarily have to do with another. And I've seen other policy decisions both Turkish and U.S. administrations that I thought would affect my fiance's visa journey, but didn't end up doing so. 

 

I just thought I'd open a discussion about it anyway. Maybe some of you have lived or have fiances live in areas affected by wars and you were concerned how it would affect you personally. And I really don't mean to get into a whole discussion about the whole geo-political situations. I have my own opinions about all of that stuff and even what's happening in Syria now, but the purpose of this thread was to discuss how people have been or could be affected by change in foreign policies in the middle of their visa applications. 

 

It seems unlikely that even with Turkey suddenly invading Syria, that our entire relationship with the country would change to dramatically as to affect visa applications. Our relationship with Turkey, however, has been increasingly strained and you never know when a change of events is the last straw on the camel's back. I don't think this invasion is quite that, and Erdogan might even pull back his forces after a few days of skirmishes. Hopefully cooler heads can prevail in this conflict, and personally I'm just getting so anxious get to my fiance to the US safe and sound. 

Only if they close the consulate 


YMMV

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My husband is Kurdish and from Eastern Turkey. He came on K-1 December 1st and we were married Dec 10th, 2018.  We started talking either just before or during the Visa ban 2017 that went into January 2018. As soon as the ban lifted, I flew there to meet him! That is the part that would hang a person up in my opinion. We were worried that they would do it again and then how the heck could you get facetime together..... I often worried about the political ######## as well. You are already at the interview part and therefore you are safe. Should be smooth sailing if all things are in order and there is nothing unusual about your case. That's my opinion :) Everyone has one and most people feel free enough to tell you theirs no matter what, lol.

Good luck!

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Reason for edit: to remove alternate spelling of profanity.

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BTW... you guys are adorable!!!!!!


NOA1 New Site: March 6th, 2018

NOA2: Sept 12th, 2018

Case # available as well as case leaving NVC both on Oct 1st, 2018

Embassy received on Oct 2nd, 2018

Medical Appointment Oct 12th, 2018

Interview at Ankara Embassy on Oct 22nd, 2018 - APPROVED!

POE San Fransisco on Dec 1st, 2018

Married Dec 10th, 2018

NOA for I-485/765/131 Feb 1st, 2019

Interview for I-485 June 19th, 2019 - APPROVED! (Interview was before we received Work Auth Card!)

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1 hour ago, <3T&M<3 said:

BTW... you guys are adorable!!!!!!

Oh thank you so much for the positive comments and encouragement. By the way, my fiance is always looking for other Turkish people to talk to who have had their visa interviews. So if you'd be willing to chat with her on whatsapp, send me a message and we can exchange numbers. She's really taking the interview so serious and could use some advice and help to relax. 

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