Jump to content

10 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Filed: F-2A Visa Country: Brazil
Timeline

I am from Brazil and I am a daughter of a green card holder who got in through my brother (an American citizen), I already have my NVC number, paid all the fees and delivered the DS-260 form.  Related to that, I have two questions.

 

How can I identify my case? Is it F22, F2A or neither? 

Can I enter the US while I wait for them to schedule my interview in the consulate? I already have a tourist visa, will I have any issues trying to get in?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: F-2A Visa Country: Nepal
Timeline

You can go by F2A. Yours F22 is subcategory of F2A. No need to scratch head on that. The NVC’s welcome letter should have mentioned that.

 

You can definitely try visiting the US but your entry depends on the CBP, may face trouble or may not face anything.

Edited by arken

Spouse:

2015-06-16: I-130 Sent

2015-08-17: I-130 approved

2015-09-23: NVC received file

2015-10-05: NVC assigned Case number, Invoice ID & Beneficiary ID

2016-06-30: DS-261 completed, AOS Fee Paid, WL received

2016-07-05: Received IV invoice, IV Fee Paid

2016-07-06: DS-260 Submitted

2016-07-07: AOS and IV Package mailed

2016-07-08: NVC Scan

2016-08-08: Case Complete

2017-06-30: Interview, approved

2017-07-04: Visa in hand

2017-08-01: Entry to US

.

.

.

.

Myself:

2016-05-10: N-400 Sent

2016-05-16: N-400 NOA1

2016-05-26: Biometrics

2017-01-30: Interview

2017-03-02: Oath Ceremony

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

F22 is part of family preference, second category (F2A specifically).

 

Yes you can visit with a valid visa. Every entry is subject to CBP inspection, as always. You cannot stay.

That said, there is a DOS worldwide level  4 advisory right now...it is advised not to travel in general due to the pandemic.


Timelines:

ROC:

Spoiler

7/27/20: Sent forms to Dallas lockbox, 7/30/20: Received by USCIS, 8/10 NOA1 electronic notification received, 8/1/ NOA1 hard copy received

AOS:

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

12/1/16: sent, 12/14/16: 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

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: F-2A Visa Country: Brazil
Timeline
13 hours ago, arken said:

You can go by F2A. Yours F22 is subcategory of F2A. No need to scratch head on that. The NVC’s welcome letter should have mentioned that.

 

You can definitely try visiting the US but your entry depends on the CBP, may face trouble or may not face anything.

What about an adjustment of status, do you think that would be possible? 

I know that if it isn`t valid, I need to go back to Brazil to have my interview in Rio`s consulate. But can I make all the doctor procedures/ the check-ups in the US either way?

13 hours ago, geowrian said:

F22 is part of family preference, second category (F2A specifically).

 

Yes you can visit with a valid visa. Every entry is subject to CBP inspection, as always. You cannot stay.

That said, there is a DOS worldwide level  4 advisory right now...it is advised not to travel in general due to the pandemic.

What about an adjustment of status, do you think that would be possible? 

I know that if it isn`t valid, I need to go back to Brazil to have my interview in Rio`s consulate. But can I make all the doctor procedures/ the check-ups in the US either way?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Taiwan
Timeline
28 minutes ago, Dalini said:

What about an adjustment of status, do you think that would be possible? 

I know that if it isn`t valid, I need to go back to Brazil to have my interview in Rio`s consulate. But can I make all the doctor procedures/ the check-ups in the US either way?

What about an adjustment of status, do you think that would be possible? 

I know that if it isn`t valid, I need to go back to Brazil to have my interview in Rio`s consulate. But can I make all the doctor procedures/ the check-ups in the US either way?

You cannot enter the US via a tourist visa with the intent to stay and adjust status.....


May     10, 2017: CR-1 Issued in Taipei, Taiwan

June    23, 2017: POE Dallas, Texas

March 28, 2019: I-751 filed.  "Case ready for interview"....still waiting.

August 7, 2022: N-400 Filed Online 😁

August 7, 2022: N-400 Receipt Notice

August 7, 2022: Received "Reuse Biometrics" Notice

August 7, 2022: Uploaded request for combo interview

November 10, 2022: N-400 Interview is scheduled (Dec 14, 2022)

______________________________________

20 years, US Air Force- Retired

Registered Nurse- Retired

IT Professional- Retired

Student of US Immigration- Never Ending

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: F-2A Visa Country: Nepal
Timeline
30 minutes ago, Dalini said:

What about an adjustment of status, do you think that would be possible? 

I know that if it isn`t valid, I need to go back to Brazil to have my interview in Rio`s consulate. But can I make all the doctor procedures/ the check-ups in the US either way?

What about an adjustment of status, do you think that would be possible? 

I know that if it isn`t valid, I need to go back to Brazil to have my interview in Rio`s consulate. But can I make all the doctor procedures/ the check-ups in the US either way?

Entering on tourist visa to do AOS is illegal.


Spouse:

2015-06-16: I-130 Sent

2015-08-17: I-130 approved

2015-09-23: NVC received file

2015-10-05: NVC assigned Case number, Invoice ID & Beneficiary ID

2016-06-30: DS-261 completed, AOS Fee Paid, WL received

2016-07-05: Received IV invoice, IV Fee Paid

2016-07-06: DS-260 Submitted

2016-07-07: AOS and IV Package mailed

2016-07-08: NVC Scan

2016-08-08: Case Complete

2017-06-30: Interview, approved

2017-07-04: Visa in hand

2017-08-01: Entry to US

.

.

.

.

Myself:

2016-05-10: N-400 Sent

2016-05-16: N-400 NOA1

2016-05-26: Biometrics

2017-01-30: Interview

2017-03-02: Oath Ceremony

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
34 minutes ago, Dalini said:

What about an adjustment of status, do you think that would be possible? 

I know that if it isn`t valid, I need to go back to Brazil to have my interview in Rio`s consulate. But can I make all the doctor procedures/ the check-ups in the US either way?

What about an adjustment of status, do you think that would be possible? 

I know that if it isn`t valid, I need to go back to Brazil to have my interview in Rio`s consulate. But can I make all the doctor procedures/ the check-ups in the US either way?

Agree with the others - that would be fraud. You cannot use a tourist visa as a means to immigrate.


Timelines:

ROC:

Spoiler

7/27/20: Sent forms to Dallas lockbox, 7/30/20: Received by USCIS, 8/10 NOA1 electronic notification received, 8/1/ NOA1 hard copy received

AOS:

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

12/1/16: sent, 12/14/16: 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

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
51 minutes ago, Dalini said:

What about an adjustment of status, do you think that would be possible? 

I know that if it isn`t valid, I need to go back to Brazil to have my interview in Rio`s consulate. But can I make all the doctor procedures/ the check-ups in the US either way?

What about an adjustment of status, do you think that would be possible? 

I know that if it isn`t valid, I need to go back to Brazil to have my interview in Rio`s consulate. But can I make all the doctor procedures/ the check-ups in the US either way?

No and no. Medicals need to be done in the country you interview.

 

I would advise you bring strong proof to show why you would return to Brazil if you plan to come for a visit, precisely because the CBP officers might suspect you will try stay and adjust status after entry.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: F-2A Visa Country: Brazil
Timeline
6 minutes ago, SusieQQQ said:

No and no. Medicals need to be done in the country you interview.

 

I would advise you bring strong proof to show why you would return to Brazil if you plan to come for a visit, precisely because the CBP officers might suspect you will try stay and adjust status after entry.

 

25 minutes ago, geowrian said:

Agree with the others - that would be fraud. You cannot use a tourist visa as a means to immigrate.

 

28 minutes ago, arken said:

Entering on tourist visa to do AOS is illegal.

 

29 minutes ago, Lucky Cat said:

You cannot enter the US via a tourist visa with the intent to stay and adjust status.....

Thank you all for your replies. I wasn't aware that this was a fraud, thank you so much for your help. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Country: Jamaica
Timeline
9 hours ago, Dalini said:

What about an adjustment of status, do you think that would be possible? 

I know that if it isn`t valid, I need to go back to Brazil to have my interview in Rio`s consulate. But can I make all the doctor procedures/ the check-ups in the US either way?

What about an adjustment of status, do you think that would be possible? 

I know that if it isn`t valid, I need to go back to Brazil to have my interview in Rio`s consulate. But can I make all the doctor procedures/ the check-ups in the US either way?

CBP is going to suspect you of potential fraud, as your case is at NVC and you are traveling during a pandemic restricted flying timeframe.  


Phase I - IV - Completed the Immigration Journey 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×
×
  • Create New...