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DS-5540 Not required for Visa Applicants in the interim (from DOS)
10:28 pm yesterday



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Finally DOS made an announcement in regards to Public Charge injunction on August 7, 2020.

DA-5540 is not required at least for the interim.


Update on Public Charge

Last Updated: August 7, 2020

On Wednesday, July 29, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York enjoined the Department of State from enforcing, applying, implementing, or treating as effective the Department s October 2019 interim final rule and accompanying Foreign Affairs Manual guidance related to the public charge ground of visa ineligibility. The Department is complying with the court s order and is in the process of updating its guidance to consular officers on how to proceed under the preliminary injunction. In the interim, visa applications that appear to be ineligible under INA 212(a)(4) will be refused for administrative processing to allow for consultation with the Department, including legal review to ensure compliance with applicable court orders. Visa applicants are not requested to take any additional steps at this time and should attend their visa interviews as scheduled. Applicants are not required to complete nor should they present the DS-5540, Public Charge Questionnaire.

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Bringing a pet to USA.
11:46 pm August 6, 2020



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Hi all, I'm planning on bring my pup with us from Japan to US and wondering if I can share your experiences ?

Thank you.

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Make K1 Mission Critical Plan - Help us!!
8:48 am August 6, 2020



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TWITTER USERS! If you don t have twitter, please consider signing up for this cause, we need everyone s help!
Here is a plan to get our hashtags trending and to have our voices heard.
I made a list with TWITTER ACCOUNTS that we should tag.
To reach these people, we should be all tagging them on the same days. So we divided them into THREE groups. Please tag those people according to the DAYS/GROUPS below, don t forget to include hashtags!
You can tag your embassy if you d like to, but even better tag the AMBASSADOR of your embassy.
EXAMPLE: On Sundays/Mondays, we will be tweeting and tagging people from group 1. If you RT something, tag them too.
Here are some points NOT to forget when tweeting:
  • - Make valid arguments
  • - Don t be rude to media/government officials
  • - Let s keep it apolitical, we need everyone s support!
  • - RT! RT! RT!
Twitter TIPS:
  • - Asking followers to RT has a 4X higher RT rate
  • - For every 100 users you follow, 31 will follow you back (You don t need to follow 100 people, but it would be good to follow influential people and those fighting for the same cause)
  • - Get more engagement by tweeting: IMAGES, QUESTIONS, LINKS
  • Please post below if you have any IMAGES, LINKS or TWEET TEMPLATES that other people can share too!
  • Feel free to tag other people you think might help. If you have a group chat with people from the same country / time zone, you can all arrange to tweet around the same time.
  • If there s an event for for everyone to tweet at the same time, you can SCHEDULE your tweets.
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@StateDept. - U.S. Department of State
@TravelGov - U.S. Dept of State Bureau of Consular Affairs
Immigration and Citizenship Committee - CHAIR + Democrats
@RepZoeLofgren Zoe Lofgren (CHAIR)
@RepLouCorrea - J. Luis Correa
@RepSylviaGarcia - Sylvia R. Garcia
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@RepDMP - Debbie Mucarsel-Powell
White House Correspondents
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@SecPompeo - Secretary of Defense
@StateDept. - U.S. Department of State
@TravelGov - U.S. Dept of State Bureau of Consular Affairs
Immigration and Citizenship Committee - Republicans
@RepMcClintock - Tom McClintock
@RepDLesko - Debbie Lesko
@RepArmstrongND - Kelly Armstrong
@RepGregSteube - W. Gregory Steube
White House Correspondents
@CNN @Acosta @jeffzeleny @KateBennett_DC @donlemon @kaitlancollins
@BBCWorld @BBCJonSopel @Tara_Mckelvey
@CBS @CBSNews @MajorCBS @saraecook @PaulaReidCBS @benstracy @weijia
@SecPompeo - Secretary of Defense
@StateDept. - U.S. Department of State
@TravelGov - U.S. Dept of State Bureau of Consular Affairs
Immigration and Citizenship Committee - VICE CHAIR + Democrats
@RepJayapal Pramila Jayapal
@RepEscobar - Veronica Escobar
@JacksonLeeTX18 - Sheila Jackson Lee
@RepMGS. - Mary Gay Scanlon
White House Correspondents
@USATODAY @djusatoday
@nytimes @peterbakernyt
We will be starting on Friday, August 7.
There will also be a twitter event on Friday 1pm EST. Please join the Facebook group "Resume K1 Visas" for more info.
Thank you!

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Embassies/Consulates IR1/CR1 Interview August 2020
12:12 am August 6, 2020



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Hi everyone, it seems there are lots of us fellow IV interviewees experiencing issues at the Embassies/Consulates interviews. Specifically it seems it is related to the recent court injunctions on the Public Charge at DHS and DOS. USCIS has already clarified that they would revert back to the previous public charge guidance. However, DOS has not provided any guidance or clarification to the Consular Officers/embassies/consulates about how to deal with that.

From other forums/posts, many of us seem to experience the impact on that indecision first hand.

Please do share your experience and status in regard to your interviews if you had, have or will have an interview in August 2020 or recently.

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Lost green card what visa category
9:27 am August 5, 2020



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I have been LPR for over 10 years and I recently lost my GC.

Need to get it re-issued and I am filling I-90 form but can not figure out what visa category I am.

I entered US with K1 Visa got married. Received GC with condition (CR1 category ) and now my current and lost 10 years.

What visa category am I now ? IR6 ?

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Thank you !

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