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Pitaya (火龙果)

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About Pitaya (火龙果)

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  • Birthday July 7
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    Male
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    ([Not] Sleepless in) Seattle
  • State
    Washington

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  • Immigration Status
    Removing Conditions (approved)
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    California Service Center
  • Local Office
    Seattle WA
  • Country
    China

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  1. When my now wife and myself were doing the K visa shuffle, I certainly wished that I had availed myself of the global entry program. Who knows, maybe I would have been put on the revolving pedestal and spun around with several Chinese immigration folks wanting me down with their metal detectors. BTW, that was Beijing Capital Airport in 2012. So, what did I do, got global entry card, the then-fiancee got her K1, came to the US. I haven't made a return trip to the Middle Kingdom since we got married. And life goes on. Immigration officials have a pretty effective deterrence for some folks trying to come to the US from China for a visit. In our specific case, it was called the USC gets the Chinese visa, hops on the plane and visits his fiancee. It became pretty clear to me why the Guangzhou US consulate is a tough place to try to obtain a visitor visa from China to the US. Now this was the old consulate, but I sat across the street from the consulate in the park early in the morning, and slow watched the critical mass of people grow and grow that were trying to jam their way past the teller lines trying to get a visa (presumed). The police had a portable police station in the plaza, to make folks aware of the public security service presence, and maintain order. But that was a place long ago, and far away. God bless our republic !
  2. Yep, you are preaching to the choir.......we all know this mantra all too well......
  3. Welcome to the forum. Ah...you have excellent questions, there are plenty of good answers to your present questions, and also to your next questions in the VJ guides section, comparison charts, flowchart, timeframe estimates, etc. I can tell that you are excited to find out this information, since you started your posting with "Quick question," and then proceeded to ask three questions and allude to several more...https://www.visajourney.com/content/guides/ You really need to take some time and find your answers in all of the readily available info at the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) site. There is also a Google forum search function, represented by the magnifying glass in the upper right hand corner of the forum page. Google can be your friend too ! Good luck on your immigration journey.
  4. Yeah, USCIS are real sticklers about the 90-day admission window, not a day earlier, and not a day later. Folks should know how to count. If not there are day calculator function sites that will calculate it for you. Besides processing times for several of the service centers are currently running over 12 months. Folks aren't really going anywhere very fast. YMMV Good luck on your immigration journey.
  5. The time it takes things processed at USCIS these days, I don't think that I would do anything to mess with the ASC scheduling minions right now. Are you going to ask for a change of venue to the Manhattan office? You currently have a scheduled appointment , transferring to another office is a whole different situation. Who knows when and if ASC will be scheduling AOS interviews in Manhattan? It kind of comes down to the old saying, "A bird in the hand, is better than two in the bush." The choice is yours. Good luck on your immigration journey.
  6. With his asylum case still pending, what do you think are their chances of getting a K1 visa by next June?
  7. Welcome to the forum. Here are some initial thoughts after a quick glance at your posting. Hopefully others will be able to provide more info. With regards to immigration matters and future plans, never make any nonrefundable/nonexchangeable/nonadjustable/nonalterable plans/reservations/commitments unless you have the passport in your hand, and the visa is in the passport. To do otherwise is to very likely set yourself up for problems/conflicts. The visa process will determine when the two of you will be together, not the other way around. Become knowledgeable about your proposed visa process, by reading some of the wealth of information readily available at this site. Good luck on your immigration journey.
  8. You are right..... I mean there are 119 legal land border crossings and a little over 5,500 miles of common border.
  9. Check out these DOS FAQs for lots of good info: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/family-immigration/nonimmigrant-visa-for-a-fiance-k-1.html#6 Boiler: Hard to tell, no timeline, mentions Thai...... Good luck on your immigration journey.
  10. Be sure to check out the filled out petition example, if there are conflicts with what I said...go with what the example form detailed. Be sure to read the VJ K1 Guide, https://www.visajourney.com/content/k1guide/ , and become acquainted with all of the great info readily available on this site. Good luck on your immigration journey.
  11. First of all, take everything out of your scrapbook. You are lucky that they didn't try to destroy it to get your evidence. They don't need, nor want to see things in scrapbooks. Use standard size paper, 8.5" x 11", not some exotic size that won't fit in a file folder. Put your evidence, original and additional, on the standard size paper. We had good luck using the two-hole at the top of the page systems with prong fasteners. The return envelope that they give you is a joke, at least the legal size envelope was for us when we got our RFE while we were doing the RFE response for our successful ROC. Assemble all of your evidence in large manila envelopes, the size and number depends on the amount of your materials. Rubber band their return envelope on the top of your manila envelope. I had good luck putting everything (in manila envelope(s)) in USPS Priority Mail Box, the size dependent on the amount of your evidence. Sending it USPS Priority Mail, delivery confirmation receipt return requested was our preferred method. Finally, here is a useful USCIS link that talks about mailing materials to them: https://www.uscis.gov/forms-filing-tips Good luck on your immigration journey.
  12. Agree with K1, wait one more week... This is just conjecture, but you mentioned your location. It wouldn't surprise me if DHS has had to re-allocate a lot of resources from nearby areas, such as yours, to try to accommodate the masses at the border. It may right or wrong, but that is the reality of the situation. While you are waiting, It helps everyone that uses the forum. Good luck on your immigration journey.
  13. They should be contacting you soon anyway. But if your can't wait, here is some information about the Paris US embassy that may be helpful, https://www.visajourney.com/consulates/index.php?ctry=France&cty=Paris Please avail yourself of the great wealth of information that is readily available to you at this VJ site, if you let your fingers do the walking. Good luck on your immigration journey.
  14. Ok, thanks for the info. Couldn't tell what you were looking for from your timeline, it is empty..... It helps everyone that uses the forum. What does the USCIS site tell you? The VJ stats only mention the VSC and CSC, and they are currently processing I-751 petitions with dates of May 3, 2018, and April 30, 2018, respectively. Sounds like a little more time.... Good luck.
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