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    221g Given after interview London Embassy, (Petitioners original Birth Certificate Not taken)
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    Hey all,

    I was given a 221g on the 8th July at my visa interview because we was missing the Petitioners Oringinal Birth certifcate which was in the US at her house, and had to re upload our latest Police cerficiates,

    We uploaded the police certificates on the day and we sent out the Birth certificate on the 13th July using the given courier.

    The embassy Received this on the 16th July and the case was last updated on the 16th but still showing Refused,

    does anyone know how long we will be waiting for a change at london embassy?

    Thanks everyone

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    I129f got approved, what should we do next? Should we contact the NVC now to change the location of the embassy for the interview?
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    Our I129f application got approved by USCIS. What are the next steps after that especially since we also want to change interview location to his home country. Do we contact NVC and make public inquiry or should we call also the embassy in his home country? Could you please explain how things go after case got approved and what should we do? Should we wait for the letter that case got approved or wait until it moves to NVC? Do we have to submit all police certificates and other documents somewhere online? How fast do you have to submit your documents since my beneficiary is on the vacation and he cannot order police certificate from Germany remotely? When can you go for medical examination? How do you book the interview and when can you do that?

    I appreciate your help and suggestions and any comments.

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    How to understand exactly why document was rejected?
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    I had my birth certificate and India police certificate rejected by the NVC. The notes are a standard response saying please upload an acceptable doc from correct authority.

    I've checked the reciprocity page before submitting and did it again after this was received. My original birth certificate has the name, date, signature, seal and was dated a few days after my birth. I really can't figure out why it was rejected.

    My police certificate has all the details and the police commissioner's signature and seal as well.

    Has anyone faced these? What did you resubmit and how did you get DQ after that? It seems even on this forum people ask the questions and then once they get DQ, they disappear without sharing what they did differently to succeed. Please help if you have any tips.. thanks!

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    Should every single piece of evidence in the K1 Visa packet be dated and signed?
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    I just finished my putting together my K1 Visa packet and I was wondering if I should sign and date every single document in the packet? Every photo page, every ticket/interary page? Every piece of evidence? What about written 3rd Party statements?

    Sorry if this was mentioned before.

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    i-129f expiring before interview
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    Hello, I have been searching online all day for an answer to this, but everywhere there's different answers and I'm not sure what else to do about this. I'm in Colombia if that helps. Our i-129f approval expires in late august, but the closest appointment available for the interview that I was able to schedule is for september. I tried emailing the embassy itself with no answer, tried calling and was told by the person on the phone that he couldn't offer an extension and the only thing he could do was schedule the appointment for this month instead, which is also not an option since the closest medic check up I could get is for mid august, so the only other two options he gave me were emailing the center in charge of interview appointments here (I already did after calling so I need to wait on an answer there) or schedule an emergency appointment and hope that will fall within the i-129f validity period. Online all I can find about this is to call the embassy, which is what I tried today, or that the embassy itself will automatically extend the validity period or email you about extending it, though no confirmation on when it will happen or if it can happen in my country. We don't really have anything else we can check as everything says this is in the hands of the embassy, so could anyone offer any help with this? Either confirming that the embassy will handle it and it will be fine to just wait to hear of an extension, or any other form or contact we could try? Is there anywhere we can check online that an extension has been granted and what happens if we don't get this extension confirmed to be done by the time I have to go to my interview?

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