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Due to what I mentioned in the title I've been worrying about a million different things before even being able to apply for a K1 Visa. I'm stuck in Australia and USCIS are closed because of COVID-19...

Anyway. I'm very worried about my depression making me inadmissable. Here are the facts.

 

I've been seeing psychologists for depression for years now, I'm currently 21 and when I was 20 I sent myself to the hospital with lacerations. I don't need to go further into detail on that but needless to say it wasn't great. Since then I've been doing a lot better and my scars have been fading. Unfortunately I called an emergency number and police came to do a wellness check on me. I'm hoping this doesn't screw me in the future. I'm doing a lot better now and haven't needed to see my psych as much.

 

This is probably the least of my worries as I haven't even been able to apple for the visa yet but what should I do?

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Just now, HopefulAmerican35 said:

US Customs and Immigration

I know who they are, just don't know why you think they are impacting your situation.   USCIS offices are open and processing petitions.


YMMV

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3 minutes ago, payxibka said:

I know who they are, just don't know why you think they are impacting your situation.   USCIS offices are open and processing petitions.

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Oops

My bad.

They're suspending some in person things.

Australia has closed borders though! :(

 

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20 minutes ago, HopefulAmerican35 said:

Due to what I mentioned in the title I've been worrying about a million different things before even being able to apply for a K1 Visa. I'm stuck in Australia and USCIS are closed because of COVID-19...

Anyway. I'm very worried about my depression making me inadmissable. Here are the facts.

 

I've been seeing psychologists for depression for years now, I'm currently 21 and when I was 20 I sent myself to the hospital with lacerations. I don't need to go further into detail on that but needless to say it wasn't great. Since then I've been doing a lot better and my scars have been fading. Unfortunately I called an emergency number and police came to do a wellness check on me. I'm hoping this doesn't screw me in the future. I'm doing a lot better now and haven't needed to see my psych as much.

 

This is probably the least of my worries as I haven't even been able to apple for the visa yet but what should I do?

Here is a short list of what is examined during the medical.

 

  • Review all available records, including chest radiograph (ask for overseas records)
  • Complete a history and physical examination, including vision, hearing, and dental evaluation
  • Conduct mental health screening and, when clinically indicated, a more detailed social history, including any history of trauma, torture, or rape
  • Evaluate for infectious disease including tuberculosis, HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, and malaria and other parasitic infections (schistosomiasis and intestinal nematodes, including Strongyloides), depending on local epidemiology
  • Review overseas records for presumptive therapy for strongyloidiasis, schistosomiasis, or malaria, depending on point of departure
  • Evaluate for chronic diseases, including obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and nutritional deficiencies, such as vitamin B12 deficiency in select populations
  • Perform age-appropriate cancer screening, such as mammography, colonoscopy, or Papanicolaou test
  • Update immunizations as needed
  • Complete laboratory testing as clinically appropriate: hematologic testing, urinalysis, lead, HIV testing, hepatitis B testing for those arriving from countries with prevalence >2%, specific sexually transmitted infection testing, or other screening, such as basic metabolic panel and liver function testing

I can only speak for the Philippine process, but your case would be referred to a phycologist who would conduct an interview. If you have been found to be on medication and recovering with satisfactory results (no additional action to hurt yourself) then you would be given the green light to complete your visa process. 

 

You may be better off asking those in your sub-forum for your region to get the "boots on the ground" interruption.  Good luck and stay engaged. 

 

BTW now is the best time to complete and submit your I-129f, Petition for Alien Fiancé(e).


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Adjustment of Status

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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1 hour ago, Greenbaum said:

Here is a short list of what is examined during the medical.

 

  • Review all available records, including chest radiograph (ask for overseas records)
  • Complete a history and physical examination, including vision, hearing, and dental evaluation
  • Conduct mental health screening and, when clinically indicated, a more detailed social history, including any history of trauma, torture, or rape
  • Evaluate for infectious disease including tuberculosis, HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, and malaria and other parasitic infections (schistosomiasis and intestinal nematodes, including Strongyloides), depending on local epidemiology
  • Review overseas records for presumptive therapy for strongyloidiasis, schistosomiasis, or malaria, depending on point of departure
  • Evaluate for chronic diseases, including obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and nutritional deficiencies, such as vitamin B12 deficiency in select populations
  • Perform age-appropriate cancer screening, such as mammography, colonoscopy, or Papanicolaou test
  • Update immunizations as needed
  • Complete laboratory testing as clinically appropriate: hematologic testing, urinalysis, lead, HIV testing, hepatitis B testing for those arriving from countries with prevalence >2%, specific sexually transmitted infection testing, or other screening, such as basic metabolic panel and liver function testing

I can only speak for the Philippine process, but your case would be referred to a phycologist who would conduct an interview. If you have been found to be on medication and recovering with satisfactory results (no additional action to hurt yourself) then you would be given the green light to complete your visa process. 

 

You may be better off asking those in your sub-forum for your region to get the "boots on the ground" interruption.  Good luck and stay engaged. 

 

BTW now is the best time to complete and submit your I-129f, Petition for Alien Fiancé(e).

 

That's great, thank you so much.

I haven't been on medication since February, I'd say these results are pretty satisfactory.

 

What makes now the best time btw?

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2 minutes ago, HopefulAmerican35 said:

 

That's great, thank you so much.

I haven't been on medication since February, I'd say these results are pretty satisfactory.

 

What makes now the best time btw?

 
 

The best time to start is taking the first step. The line for a visa is always going to be there. Your experience will not start till you get in that line.


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Adjustment of Status

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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6 minutes ago, Greenbaum said:

The best time to start is taking the first step. The line for a visa is always going to be there. Your experience will not start till you get in that line.

Not only that, but the uscis is complaining that the number of new petitions/applications submissions are at record lows


YMMV

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Plus the longer you wait to apply the longer it takes to get the visa...


Our K1 Journey    I-129f

Service Center : Texas Service Center   Transferred? California Service Center on 8/11/14

Consulate : Port au Prince, Haiti             I-129F Sent : 4/14/2014

I-129F NOA1 : 4/24/14                            I-129F NOA2 : 9/10/14

NVC Received : 9/24/14                          NVC Left : 9/26/14

Consulate Received : 10/6/14 CEAC status changed to ready

Packet 3 Received : 10/27/14 packet received by petitioner in USA ( beneficiary never received packet 3)

Medical: 10/30/14 Dr. Buteau                  Medical picked up: 11/3/14

Packet 3 Sent : 11/10/13.. Had to schedule interview appointment and attach confirmation receipt to packet

Interview Date : 12/1/14                           Interview Result : Approved !

Visa Received : 12/10/14 picked up at Jacmel location

US Entry : 12/15/14 Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Apply for Social Security Card: 12/30/14 Connecticut

Marriage: 1/26/15

 

Adjustment of Status

CIS Office : Hartford                                  Filed : 3/18/15

NOA : 3/25/15                                            Biometrics : 4/15/15

Approved: 8/31/15                                     Received: 9/8/15

 

EAD

CIS Office : Hartford                                  Filed : 3/18/15

NOA : 3/25/15                                            Approved: 6/12/15

Received: 6/20/15

 

Removal of Conditions I-751

Filed: 8/14/17 at VSC                                 NOA: 8/15/17 Received 8/21 by mail

Biometrics: Dated: 8/25/17   Received 9/2/17   Appointment 9/11/17 

Approved: 10/23/18 -no interview

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12 hours ago, payxibka said:

Not only that, but the uscis is complaining that the number of new petitions/applications submissions are at record lows

Not that I don't believe you but do you have a source for that? I'd love to show my partner to keep us feeling hopeful.

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3 minutes ago, HopefulAmerican35 said:

Not that I don't believe you but do you have a source for that? I'd love to show my partner to keep us feeling hopeful.

In particular..

 

https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/may/15/citizenship-agency-faces-drastic-coronavirus-cash-/

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Joseph Edlow, deputy director for policy at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, told employees in a memo Friday that they’ve already done some belt-tightening and are working on a new fee schedule that will bring in more money.

But it won’t be enough and Congress will have to pony up.

“USCIS will exhaust its funding this summer, and without congressional intervention, we risk not being able to make payroll and will have to take drastic actions to keep the agency afloat,” Mr. Edlow wrote.

The top Democrat who oversees the agency’s money in the House didn’t respond to a request for comment, but the top Republican in the Senate who oversees USCIS’s budget, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, said she will look at the matter.

“We are working daily with the Department of Homeland Security to meet the funding needs they have today to combat the coronavirus pandemic,” she said. “Meanwhile, we are trying to understand what the next few days and weeks will look like, particularly in light of the imbalanced workloads in some sectors, as well as the reliance on fees that right now are nonexistent.”

and

https://1010wcsi.com/fox-politics/us-immigration-agency-says-it-might-not-make-payroll-without-congressional-help/

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When asked for comment by Fox News, a USCIS spokesperson said: “Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, USCIS has seen a dramatic decrease in revenue and is seeking a one-time emergency request for funding to ensure we can carry out our mission of administering our nation’s lawful immigration system, safeguarding its integrity, and protecting the American people. Importantly, this funding proposal protects American taxpayers by not adding to the deficit and requiring USCIS to pay the money back to the U.S. Treasury.”

 


Timelines:

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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

 

 

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38 minutes ago, HopefulAmerican35 said:

Not that I don't believe you

But in the end you don't 


YMMV

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18 hours ago, HopefulAmerican35 said:

I'm stuck in Australia and USCIS are closed because of COVID-19...

They're closed for in-person interviews in the States.  Consulates and embassies are closed overseas, via the DOS.  USCs can still file I-129F petitions for foreign fiances.  Seems like you are still in the phase of researching how it all works - best to read as much as possible.

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