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Greetings guys

I am a Sierra Leonean 

my fiancée and I met on the 4th of November 2018, about a week later we started dating. He left some time late in November, communication between us was pretty good. He came back on the 12th of February 2019 and we went to a beautiful resort...on the 14th of February, we invited some of our friends to have dinner at the beach and a burn fire afterwards , it was his idea...which went pretty well 😊

After dinner, he proposed to me and I said yes.

We spent some time together and he left on the 3rd of March.

He started the K1 visa process in May. On the 7th of January 2020 I was scheduled for an interview, I went on that day but the interview couldn’t commence, I got scheduled for the next day.

On the 8th I got interviewed, I was asked few questions and then the Consular told me that my case was on hold and she handed me a white paper which stated that under section 221g I couldn’t be granted a visa and that my case needed additional processing.

she asked for additional documents (my fiancée’s passport stamps and tickets receipts)  

I dropped the documents on the next day...the paper stated that they’ll contact me as soon the processing is complete, we haven’t heard anything from them yet.

i checked online today for the status of my case and it shows that my case is on administrative processing and that it was updated on the 13th of January 2020...at this point my fiancée and I pretty much confused.

Any information regarding our predicament will be greatly appreciated.

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1 minute ago, Rose@48 said:

Greetings guys

I am a Sierra Leonean 

my fiancée and I met on the 4th of November 2018, about a week later we started dating. He left some time late in November, communication between us was pretty good. He came back on the 12th of February 2019 and we went to a beautiful resort...on the 14th of February, we invited some of our friends to have dinner at the beach and a burn fire afterwards , it was his idea...which went pretty well 😊

After dinner, he proposed to me and I said yes.

We spent some time together and he left on the 3rd of March.

He started the K1 visa process in May. On the 7th of January 2020 I was scheduled for an interview, I went on that day but the interview couldn’t commence, I got scheduled for the next day.

On the 8th I got interviewed, I was asked few questions and then the Consular told me that my case was on hold and she handed me a white paper which stated that under section 221g I couldn’t be granted a visa and that my case needed additional processing.

she asked for additional documents (my fiancée’s passport stamps and tickets receipts)  

I dropped the documents on the next day...the paper stated that they’ll contact me as soon the processing is complete, we haven’t heard anything from them yet.

i checked online today for the status of my case and it shows that my case is on administrative processing and that it was updated on the 13th of January 2020...at this point my fiancée and I pretty much confused.

Any information regarding our predicament will be greatly appreciated.

It would be best to ask this question in your own thread since it has nothing to do with Algeria.


March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

July 14, 2020 Removal of Conditions submitted by mail  July 12, 2021 Biometrics Completed

August 6, 2021 N-400 submitted by mail

September 7, 2021 I-751 Interview, Sept 8 Approved and Card Being Produced

October 21, 2021 N-400 Biometrics Completed  

November 30,2021  Interview, Approval and Oath

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Sierra Leone
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27 minutes ago, Paul & Mary said:

It would be best to ask this question in your own thread since it has nothing to do with Algeria.

I would if I could, but unfortunately I don’t know how to go about it.

i started using this forum few hours ago.

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28 minutes ago, Rose@48 said:

my fiancée’s passport stamps and tickets receipts

Was this not included in the petition?   Including proof of the time together is important. Makes me wonder what else was not included as evidences.

 

Unfortunately AP is a black hole as to the amount for time it takes and to know what they are looking at.  Usually if it is this long they are authenticating your documents and background and the do the US CItizens background during the USCIS portion.

 

They may have issues if local customs were not followed, if there is an age gap or different religions.   If he hasn't spent any more time with you since the petition was filed that can a negative as well.

 

 

2 minutes ago, Rose@48 said:

I would if I could, but unfortunately I don’t know how to go about it.

i started using this forum few hours ago.

The admins already did it for you.


March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

July 14, 2020 Removal of Conditions submitted by mail  July 12, 2021 Biometrics Completed

August 6, 2021 N-400 submitted by mail

September 7, 2021 I-751 Interview, Sept 8 Approved and Card Being Produced

October 21, 2021 N-400 Biometrics Completed  

November 30,2021  Interview, Approval and Oath

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1 minute ago, Paul & Mary said:

Was this not included in the petition?   Including proof of the time together is important. Makes me wonder what else was not included as evidences.

 

Unfortunately AP is a black hole as to the amount for time it takes and to know what they are looking at.  Usually if it is this long they are authenticating your documents and background and the do the US CItizens background during the USCIS portion.

 

They may have issues if local customs were not followed, if there is an age gap or different religions.   If he hasn't spent any more time with you since the petition was filed that can a negative as well.

 

 

The admins already did it for yo

2 minutes ago, Paul & Mary said:

Was this not included in the petition?   Including proof of the time together is important. Makes me wonder what else was not included as evidences.

 

Unfortunately AP is a black hole as to the amount for time it takes and to know what they are looking at.  Usually if it is this long they are authenticating your documents and background and the do the US CItizens background during the USCIS portion.

 

They may have issues if local customs were not followed, if there is an age gap or different religions.   If he hasn't spent any more time with you since the petition was filed that can a negative as well.

 

 

The admins already did it for you.

They sent us an email, listing all the documents that I should take along with me to the interview and those weren’t included.

I don’t think religion should be a problem since we’re both Christians...perhaps it’s the age gap.

There is 27 yrs age gap between us.

he is 50 years of age and I’m 23 years of age.

but we are so much in love with each other and we have all the proof of our relationship, pictures of us together while he was here, chats of our conversations everyday, records of our voice calls and video calls etc

 

 

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44 minutes ago, Rose@48 said:

my fiancée’s passport stamps and tickets receipts

Those would have normally been provided in the I-129F petition as one of the proofs that you meet.  The consulate does not review that prior to the interview.

 

Has he visited since the proposal? 


March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

July 14, 2020 Removal of Conditions submitted by mail  July 12, 2021 Biometrics Completed

August 6, 2021 N-400 submitted by mail

September 7, 2021 I-751 Interview, Sept 8 Approved and Card Being Produced

October 21, 2021 N-400 Biometrics Completed  

November 30,2021  Interview, Approval and Oath

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Just now, Paul & Mary said:

Those would have normally been provided in the I-129F petition as one of the proofs that you meet.  The consulate does not review that prior to the interview.

 

Has he visited since the proposal? 

He said they asked him to submit either his passport stamps or his tickets receipts which he he did, I cannot remember which one it was.

No, he hasn’t visited since the proposal, He can’t really leave because of his job unless he’s on vacation which is in February,  but we communicate every day.

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1 minute ago, AMAKA8120 said:

Mine has been since November,  now i feel so sad .

Oh no 🤦‍♀️ 

I know how that feels like 

it can be so frustrating 

and unbearably painful 😣 

but what can we do? All we can do is wait and hope for the best.

being in love and unable to be with your partner can be pretty heartbreaking ☹️ 
We’re u asked for additional documents?

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Just now, Rose@48 said:

No, he hasn’t visited since the proposal, He can’t really leave because of his job unless he’s on vacation which is in February,  but we communicate every day.

This is an issue for some consulates.

 

Meeting once is one of the requirement for the USCIS to approve a petitions.  Consulates have different norms.

 

Things often considered:

In your culture is it typical for that age gap?

Different races?

Also some cultures require a mother's blessing or a dowry, etc.   For a K1 it is very important to follow those cultural norms.


March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

July 14, 2020 Removal of Conditions submitted by mail  July 12, 2021 Biometrics Completed

August 6, 2021 N-400 submitted by mail

September 7, 2021 I-751 Interview, Sept 8 Approved and Card Being Produced

October 21, 2021 N-400 Biometrics Completed  

November 30,2021  Interview, Approval and Oath

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7 minutes ago, Paul & Mary said:

This is an issue for some consulates.

 

Meeting once is one of the requirement for the USCIS to approve a petitions.  Consulates have different norms.

 

Things often considered:

In your culture is it typical for that age gap?

Different races?

Also some cultures require a mother's blessing or a dowry, etc.   For a K1 it is very important to follow those cultural norms.

It’s normal for that age gap here

age gap here isn’t considered as anything out of the ordinary especially if the one that’s older is the man

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18 minutes ago, AMAKA8120 said:

Mine has been since November,  now i feel so sad .

Thought you were adjusting status.  She isn't even here yet.


March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

July 14, 2020 Removal of Conditions submitted by mail  July 12, 2021 Biometrics Completed

August 6, 2021 N-400 submitted by mail

September 7, 2021 I-751 Interview, Sept 8 Approved and Card Being Produced

October 21, 2021 N-400 Biometrics Completed  

November 30,2021  Interview, Approval and Oath

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16 minutes ago, Rose@48 said:

It’s normal for that age gap here

age gap here isn’t considered as anything out of the ordinary especially if the one that’s older is the man

You are just going to have to wait.   It sounds like, based on the one thing you submitted, that the petition might have been week.  Not visiting more because of work also leads me to believe that his financials might not be in good shape either. 

 

Hopefully you will know soon from the consulate.  Let us know what happens.


March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

July 14, 2020 Removal of Conditions submitted by mail  July 12, 2021 Biometrics Completed

August 6, 2021 N-400 submitted by mail

September 7, 2021 I-751 Interview, Sept 8 Approved and Card Being Produced

October 21, 2021 N-400 Biometrics Completed  

November 30,2021  Interview, Approval and Oath

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