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Hello, I am in a very strange situation and haven't heard back from the embassy or anyone really.

 

Our K1 visa was approved in the summer of 2021. She was finishing her university degree and was going to come in October. Unfortunately her medical test didn't give us the full 6 months since it was done before the interview. She got covid and couldn't fly. Now the visa is expired and the Moscow embassy is closed due to political reasons and doesn't do visas anymore. We applied in 2019 and her interview was suppose to be in March 2020 but the pandemic delayed everything. Any advice would be helpful. 

 

Thank you for your time sorry if i posted this in the wrong place.

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9 minutes ago, Roberts123 said:

Hello, I am in a very strange situation and haven't heard back from the embassy or anyone really.

 

Our K1 visa was approved in the summer of 2021. She was finishing her university degree and was going to come in October. Unfortunately her medical test didn't give us the full 6 months since it was done before the interview. She got covid and couldn't fly. Now the visa is expired and the Moscow embassy is closed due to political reasons and doesn't do visas anymore. We applied in 2019 and her interview was suppose to be in March 2020 but the pandemic delayed everything. Any advice would be helpful. 

 

Thank you for your time sorry if i posted this in the wrong place.

She needs to have her petition transferred to Warsaw. Once there Visa fee needs to be repaid and New Medical.


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25 minutes ago, Roberts123 said:

Hello, I am in a very strange situation and haven't heard back from the embassy or anyone really.

 

Our K1 visa was approved in the summer of 2021. She was finishing her university degree and was going to come in October. Unfortunately her medical test didn't give us the full 6 months since it was done before the interview. She got covid and couldn't fly. Now the visa is expired and the Moscow embassy is closed due to political reasons and doesn't do visas anymore. We applied in 2019 and her interview was suppose to be in March 2020 but the pandemic delayed everything. Any advice would be helpful. 

 

Thank you for your time sorry if i posted this in the wrong place.

Probably this is less than helpful, but if the Moscow embassy reopens you might be able to have the visa re-issued.  You would have to pay the mrv fee and redo the medical though. 

 

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1 minute ago, dwheels76 said:

She needs to have her petition transferred to Warsaw. Once there Visa fee needs to be repaid and New Medical.

Thank you. Can we move it to another country (Khazastan, Belarus, Moldova {visa free for russians}]? Getting a Schengen visa for a Russian visa with this pandemic and lack of proper vaccines seems near impossible.

 

Also, can it be moved when the visa is already issued? Wasn't sure if that was possible at this stage. Thanks again.

1 minute ago, royryan said:

Probably this is less than helpful, but if the Moscow embassy reopens you might be able to have the visa re-issued.  You would have to pay the mrv fee and redo the medical though. 

 

Yes, I hope so but from the automatic emailreply i got from the embassy it says it's indefinite...

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1 minute ago, Roberts123 said:

Thank you. Can we move it to another country (Khazastan, Belarus, Moldova {visa free for russians}]? Getting a Schengen visa for a Russian visa with this pandemic and lack of proper vaccines seems near impossible.

 

Also, can it be moved when the visa is already issued? Wasn't sure if that was possible at this stage. Thanks again.

Yes, I hope so but from the automatic emailreply i got from the embassy it says it's indefinite...

Warsaw is the dedicated post for Russians now.

You just need to contact them and ask about steps for re-issuance.

 

For those other countries you would have to contact them to see if they will re-issue and transfer you.


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21 minutes ago, Roberts123 said:

Thank you. Can we move it to another country (Khazastan, Belarus, Moldova {visa free for russians}]? Getting a Schengen visa for a Russian visa with this pandemic and lack of proper vaccines seems near impossible.

The consulates you mentioned are unwilling to take transfers from Moscow (also Belarus immigrant visas are processed by Warsaw). Besides, Warsaw is officially the designated consulate for Russian nationals now. In the regional sub forum you will find threads where people have done it. It’s possible but not easy. You will probably have to get a Schengen visa through Greece as they’re issuing them for tourists. 
https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/768273-interview-at-warsaw-embassy-case-transfer-from-moscow/

 

 

21 minutes ago, Roberts123 said:

Also, can it be moved when the visa is already issued? Wasn't sure if that was possible at this stage. Thanks again.

This is the main question. It is at the discretion of the consulate to re-issue visas.  You can try but be prepared if the answer is no. In which case you will have to start from scratch. 

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4 minutes ago, powerpuff said:

The consulates you mentioned are unwilling to take transfers from Moscow. Besides, Warsaw is officially the designated consulate for Russian nationals now. In the regional sub forum you will find threads where people have done it. It’s possible but not easy. You will probably have to get a Schengen visa through Greece as they’re issuing them for tourists. 
https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/768273-interview-at-warsaw-embassy-case-transfer-from-moscow/

 

 

This is the main question. It is at the discretion of the consulate to re-issue visas.  You can try but be prepared if the answer is no. In which case you will have to start from scratch. 

I am genuinely shocked they would make Poland the location when they know Russians can't go there without a visa. Especially since Russian is more widely spoken in other countries and they don't require a visa.

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12 minutes ago, Roberts123 said:

I am genuinely shocked they would make Poland the location when they know Russians can't go there without a visa. Especially since Russian is more widely spoken in other countries and they don't require a visa.

Probably it is another backhanded poke at the bear. 

 

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14 hours ago, Roberts123 said:

I am genuinely shocked they would make Poland the location when they know Russians can't go there without a visa. Especially since Russian is more widely spoken in other countries and they don't require a visa.

 

https://pl.usembassy.gov/visas/immigrant-visas/

 

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Immigrant Visa applicants from Russia:  U.S. Embassy Warsaw is the processing post for Russian immigrant visa applications.  (U.S. Embassy Moscow no longer offers immigrant visa services due to the government of Russia’s April 23, 2021 notification prohibiting U.S. Embassy Moscow from employing foreign nationals in any capacity.)

  • If you have already received an appointment notice for somewhere else, including U.S. Embassy Moscow, U.S. Embassy Warsaw is currently accepting transfer of all categories of Russian immigrant visa cases on a case-by-case basis. 
    • Please email your request to support-Poland@ustraveldocs.com.  Please put your name and case number in the subject line to help aid swift processing (example: SMIRNOV, Mariya, MOS0001234567).
  • If you are a Russian immigrant visa applicant and have not yet received an appointment notice for an interview from the National Visa Center (NVC), when you are eligible NVC will send you an appointment notice for an interview at U.S. Embassy Warsaw (not U.S. Embassy Moscow). 
    • Please contact NVC through the Ask NVC online contact form if you wish to inquire about your case status.
    • Please put your name and case number in the subject line to help aid swift processing (example: SMIRNOV, Mariya, MOS0001234567).  To further ensure processing as quickly as possible, please send only one inquiry.  We ask for your patience as NVC works through each inquiry.
    • If you have not yet received an NVC appointment notice, please do not contact U.S. Embassy Warsaw as we do not yet have your case.
  • If you are a Diversity Visa (DV) selectee who was assigned to Embassy Moscow for processing, your case will be automatically reassigned to Embassy Warsaw.
    • There is no need for you to take any action unless you have a justified reason to request a different assignment.  Your case will be scheduled by the Kentucky Consular Center according to legally mandated precedence.
    • Please do not contact U.S. Embassy Warsaw regarding transfer of DV cases to Warsaw or to request DV appointments.

To apply for an immigrant visa, a foreign citizen seeking to immigrate generally must be sponsored by a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident immediate relative(s), or prospective U.S. employer, and have an approved petition before applying for an immigrant visa. The sponsor begins the process by filing a petition on the foreign citizen’s behalf with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). You may wish to review our Directory of Visa Categories on usvisas.state.gov to learn about the different types of immigrant visas to the United States, including our Diversity Visa Program. Then, follow the steps on the Immigrant Visa Process, or on the Diversity Visa Process, on usvisas.state.gov to begin applying for an immigrant visa.

Once USCIS has approved your petition and you have completed pre-processing with the National Visa Center (NVC), or if you have been selected in the Diversity Visa Lottery and completed processing with the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC), review the instructions given to you by the NVC or the KCC, along with the information presented on this website, for further guidance and instructions.

Immigrant Visas

 

Also,  https://pl.usembassy.gov/visas/immigrant-visas/frequently-asked-questions-iv/

 

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1. What immigrant visa categories is the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw currently processing? 

As of April 8, 2021, the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw is able to process all classes of immigrant visa cases following a decision by the Secretary of State that the travel of immigrants and fiancees is in the national interest for the purposes of approving an exception to the January 25, 2021 Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting Coronavirus Disease 2019 (PP10143).

The Embassy is also able to schedule appointments for Belarusian immigrant visa applicants.  According to current Polish regulations every person entering the country from outside of the Schengen Area is required to undergo a 10-day quarantine at their place of stay in Poland.  The quarantine may be shortened, if the person produces a negative COVID-19 test done within 48 hours after crossing the Polish border.  For persons arriving by air at Warsaw Chopin Airport, it will be possible to perform a coronavirus test before leaving the terminal.  For more details please see: https://www.lotnisko-chopina.pl/en/news/0/1032/szczegoly.html

2. When will I be able to interview?

If your case is with the National Visa Center (NVC) or the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC), NVC and KCC control the scheduling of all current IV and DV cases that are pending scheduling. The Embassy has already contacted NVC and KCC to request that all categories of immigrant and diversity visas be scheduled.  NVC and KCC make their schedules about a month in advance and will contact you directly with information about your appointment.

We are opening appointments on our scheduling platform for Fiancee (K) visas: https://www.ustraveldocs.com/pl/index.html. Please continue to check there for open appointments.

For other locally scheduled cases, such as applicants with appointments that were cancelled in Spring 2020, starting May 1, 2021, you can reschedule your own appointment through the Global Support Services (GSS) website: https://ustraveldocs.com/pl/index.html (choose “Reschedule NVC Appointment” to reschedule your appointment).  Please note that you will not be permitted to schedule a new appointment until the day after your original appointment was scheduled. If you have questions, please contact the service desk: https://ustraveldocs.com/pl/pl-main-contactus.asp

3. Why isn’t my appointment sooner?

The Embassy is prioritizing immigrant and fiancée (K) visa processing, however, we have a large backlog of cases that grew over the past year. We also must follow social distancing guidelines in our office and waiting room, in order to provide safe and healthy service. You can help us work through our backlog more quickly by making every effort to attend your scheduled appointment. If you cannot attend your scheduled appointment, please tell us as early as possible, so we can fill your appointment time with a different applicant.

You can find instructions on how to prepare for your interview here: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/WRW-Warsaw.html

4. What if I live in Belarus? 

The Embassy is also scheduling appointments for our Belarusian applicants. Please see question 1 for travel information for Belarusians.

5. I am a DV-2021 selectee. When will I be able to schedule my visa interview? 

The Kentucky Consular Center (KCC) controls the scheduling for all DV cases. KCC makes its schedules over a month in advance and will contact you directly about your scheduled appointment. The Embassy has already contacted KCC and asked for DV appointments to be scheduled.

 

 

And, also,  https://pl.usembassy.gov/visas/family-based-immigration/

 

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Special Notice for Applicants from Outside Poland: 

Immigrant visa applicants from countries that need visas to enter Poland should contact Polish consular posts in their home countries at their earliest convenience and inquire about current procedures and time frames for processing applications for Polish visas.  Please bear in mind that applying for an immigrant visa at our post will require at least one trip to Poland, and in some cases multiple trips to the Embassy in Warsaw.  Please also be aware that technical and procedural concerns may require a stay longer than the normal two days in Poland to complete processing of your case.  You should plan accordingly when applying for a Polish visa.

 

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