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I am Canadian and my fiancé is American and I recently had my k-1 interview it went really well however, unfortunately my visa was refused because I brought the wrong type of police check,  I did the standard one at my local police station, but to my dismay they required one done by the rcmp with finger prints had I know I would have done that one but anyways I couldn’t understand why she refused my visa and didn’t just give me a 221g letter instead ?

 

She gave me a refusal worksheet and told me to send my passport and the correct police check to the embassy. 

 

Has anyone had a similar experience?

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3 minutes ago, Love2017 said:

I am Canadian and my fiancé is American and I recently had my k-1 interview it went really well however, unfortunately my visa was refused because I brought the wrong type of police check,  I did the standard one at my local police station, but to my dismay they required one done by the rcmp with finger prints had I know I would have done that one but anyways I couldn’t understand why she refused my visa and didn’t just give me a 221g letter instead ?

 

She gave me a refusal worksheet and told me to send my passport and the correct police check to the embassy. 

 

Has anyone had a similar experience?

221g is a refusal. They did it correctly. 

 

Technically, all visas have to be either approved or refused. You were refused under section 221g for missing documents which is the correct police certificate. When you submit that, the refusal can be “overcome” and they can issue a visa. That’s how that works. 

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7 minutes ago, Love2017 said:

She gave me a refusal worksheet 

That's the 221g.

 

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and told me to send my passport and the correct police check to the embassy.

Just do this and you should be fine.

Edited by Soon To Be Mrs. T

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2 minutes ago, Love2017 said:

I am Canadian and my fiancé is American and I recently had my k-1 interview it went really well however, unfortunately my visa was refused because I brought the wrong type of police check,  I did the standard one at my local police station, but to my dismay they required one done by the rcmp with finger prints had I know I would have done that one but anyways I couldn’t understand why she refused my visa and didn’t just give me a 221g letter instead ?

 

She gave me a refusal worksheet and told me to send my passport and the correct police check to the embassy. 

 

Has anyone had a similar experience?

With the number applications through the many years that the US has approved visa applicant I would think there was someone who had the same experience as you.

 

What happened here is she gave you a document to send your passport and correct police check to the embassy. It is not an official 221(g) but it is similar to a 221(g) and you are not refused.

 

Get what the embassy is asking for and soon you will have your visa.


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Yes, you all are correct I think I just assumed the 221 g letter was different for some reason.

 

This is this letter she gave me,

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I am now curious since I’ve now sent what she requested how long will it take for me to get my k-1 visa ?

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4 minutes ago, Love2017 said:

This is this letter she gave me,

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I am now curious since I’ve now sent what she requested how long will it take for me to get my k-1 visa ?

The turnaround time varies between embassies/consulates. You can check this regional sub-forum for other people's experiences: 

https://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/93-canada/

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1 hour ago, Misskibbs said:

Does everyone need the police certificate where they do fingerprints?  My fiance just went and got his basic name-check police certificate today and now I'm worried we did the wrong thing after reading this.

Yup, I had no idea but it is a fairly new requirement for everyone. Many people have wrote about it on this forum. 

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7 hours ago, Love2017 said:

Yup, I had no idea but it is a fairly new requirement for everyone. Many people have wrote about it on this forum. 

I don't think its a new requirement. My wife had to do it over year and a half ago.

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8 hours ago, Misskibbs said:

Does everyone need the police certificate where they do fingerprints?  My fiance just went and got his basic name-check police certificate today and now I'm worried we did the wrong thing after reading this.

Depends on your embassy requirements. Since we don't know your embassy as you have an incomplete profile (that the profile on the left side of the page with your nick name) I can't opine for your particular situation.

 

Many of our answers are predicated on the information you supply in your profile. When we look at the left column and can't determine your timeline OR your Embassy it's hard for us to give you a factual answer. Our answers will sometimes be tailored to a specific Embassy hence the reason for you to complete your profile. If you look at the profile of others here, they have a flag for their country, so it makes it easy for us to reply as we can quickly determine their Embassy. The country that should be used is the country where the interview will take place.

 

So, if you could help yourself out and complete your profile that sure would help us out when we want to reply to your question with factual information.

 

Go to the top right of this page select your name (it's on the upper right-hand corner)>my profile>[below your picture on the right column] edit my profile. Scroll to the bottom and fill in "Immigration Info". There now we can better serve you.

 

Once you finish that then return and you will see a flag in your profile. Select it and see what wonderful information will open up for you.

 

Thanks


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AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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9 minutes ago, Thunderbolt said:

I don't think its a new requirement. My wife had to do it over year and a half ago.

 

8 hours ago, Misskibbs said:

Does everyone need the police certificate where they do fingerprints?  My fiance just went and got his basic name-check police certificate today and now I'm worried we did the wrong thing after reading this.

 

15 hours ago, Love2017 said:

I am Canadian and my fiancé is American and I recently had my k-1 interview it went really well however, unfortunately my visa was refused because I brought the wrong type of police check,  I did the standard one at my local police station, but to my dismay they required one done by the rcmp with finger prints had I know I would have done that one but anyways I couldn’t understand why she refused my visa and didn’t just give me a 221g letter instead ?

 

She gave me a refusal worksheet and told me to send my passport and the correct police check to the embassy. 

 

Has anyone had a similar experience?

Omgosh this is why I'm thankful for this website because apparently the fingerprints with the RCMP is new! I had to get both the standard police check and the RCMP but when it came to my interview they only took the RCMP paperwork from me and didn't even glance at the standard police check!

I've talked with other interviewees and a lot of them didn't know about this new requirement. It's your safest bet to have both in hand in case they do take both.

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18 hours ago, Love2017 said:

Yes, you all are correct I think I just assumed the 221 g letter was different for some reason.

 

This is this letter she gave me,

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I am now curious since I’ve now sent what she requested how long will it take for me to get my k-1 visa ?

You know that section 221g is noted on your letter. So this is the 221g form.

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