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    Misha♥Jeff got a reaction from ceeq in Extending NOA2 ( I-797) Approval Expiration Date   
    Hi VJ Family,
    I posted a question in a previous topic regarding how to extend the expiration date of our I-129F since Michelle is going through the 6-month course of TB meds. Since the treatment lasts longer than the 4-month expiration of the approved petition, I was worried that we would need to begin the K1 process again after her TB treatment.
    Good news from the embassy in Manila about an extension...I sent them an email and here is their response:
    "We understand that the applicant is undergoing the recommended Directly Observed Therapy (DOT) for tuberculosis (TB) at St. Luke’s Extension Clinic. We are unable to initiate processing the case until our panel physicians have cleared the applicant for travel to the United States.
    As soon as the medical results are available and the applicant is cleared of any infectious pulmonary illness, St. Luke's will advise her regarding the interview scheduling.
    We want to assure you that, while an approved I-129F petition is originally valid for four months from the date of approval, it may be revalidated by a consular officer for an additional four months during the applicant’s visa interview. This revalidation is routine as long as the petitioner and beneficiary remain legally free to marry and plan to do so within 90 days after the beneficiary enters the United States."
    Just wanted to share this info in case some of you are going through the same process.
    M&J
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    Misha♥Jeff reacted to Sarah Elle-Même in Husband arrested and now has ICE hold please help   
    http://www.bettercallsaul.com/
    In all seriousness though, make sure your lawyer is a GOOD one. Be prepared to spend a lot of money, with no certainty of a positive outcome for your family.
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    Misha♥Jeff got a reaction from Casey_Ana in Extending NOA2 ( I-797) Approval Expiration Date   
    Hi VJ Family,
    I posted a question in a previous topic regarding how to extend the expiration date of our I-129F since Michelle is going through the 6-month course of TB meds. Since the treatment lasts longer than the 4-month expiration of the approved petition, I was worried that we would need to begin the K1 process again after her TB treatment.
    Good news from the embassy in Manila about an extension...I sent them an email and here is their response:
    "We understand that the applicant is undergoing the recommended Directly Observed Therapy (DOT) for tuberculosis (TB) at St. Luke’s Extension Clinic. We are unable to initiate processing the case until our panel physicians have cleared the applicant for travel to the United States.
    As soon as the medical results are available and the applicant is cleared of any infectious pulmonary illness, St. Luke's will advise her regarding the interview scheduling.
    We want to assure you that, while an approved I-129F petition is originally valid for four months from the date of approval, it may be revalidated by a consular officer for an additional four months during the applicant’s visa interview. This revalidation is routine as long as the petitioner and beneficiary remain legally free to marry and plan to do so within 90 days after the beneficiary enters the United States."
    Just wanted to share this info in case some of you are going through the same process.
    M&J
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    Misha♥Jeff reacted to Nurseling in i am 40 years older than my finance   
    Lol that's funny!!
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    Misha♥Jeff got a reaction from mounir412 in 9 months after NOA2...FINALLY got the visa   
    It has been quite a long road. I am happy to report that our visa was approved. I flew to Manila to be with Michelle during the interview. We had our embassy interview on Monday and it went well. We were out of the embassy by 11:00 AM. We were very over prepared because they never asked for any photos, chat logs, proof of visits...NOTHING. However it was a bit scary when the Consular Officer told me to go sit down in the waiting area while he talked to Michelle alone. 5 minutes later, she came back with a big smile on her face!
    Sorry that our case messes up the average time from NOA2 to Approval :-( We had to go through the 8 month DOT process after a positive sputum test. Thank God that is over, Michelle is well, and we are flying to California the end of next week.
    Michelle and Jeff
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    Misha♥Jeff got a reaction from del-2-5-2014 in 9 months after NOA2...FINALLY got the visa   
    It has been quite a long road. I am happy to report that our visa was approved. I flew to Manila to be with Michelle during the interview. We had our embassy interview on Monday and it went well. We were out of the embassy by 11:00 AM. We were very over prepared because they never asked for any photos, chat logs, proof of visits...NOTHING. However it was a bit scary when the Consular Officer told me to go sit down in the waiting area while he talked to Michelle alone. 5 minutes later, she came back with a big smile on her face!
    Sorry that our case messes up the average time from NOA2 to Approval :-( We had to go through the 8 month DOT process after a positive sputum test. Thank God that is over, Michelle is well, and we are flying to California the end of next week.
    Michelle and Jeff
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    Misha♥Jeff got a reaction from jalvarez320 in 9 months after NOA2...FINALLY got the visa   
    It has been quite a long road. I am happy to report that our visa was approved. I flew to Manila to be with Michelle during the interview. We had our embassy interview on Monday and it went well. We were out of the embassy by 11:00 AM. We were very over prepared because they never asked for any photos, chat logs, proof of visits...NOTHING. However it was a bit scary when the Consular Officer told me to go sit down in the waiting area while he talked to Michelle alone. 5 minutes later, she came back with a big smile on her face!
    Sorry that our case messes up the average time from NOA2 to Approval :-( We had to go through the 8 month DOT process after a positive sputum test. Thank God that is over, Michelle is well, and we are flying to California the end of next week.
    Michelle and Jeff
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    Misha♥Jeff reacted to RandR333 in My 3-day Sputum Exam Experience   
    After the immunizations, you are good to go. Just have to wait for the embassy to receive the paperwork from St Lukes, as long as you are talking about after you received a negative sputum.
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    Misha♥Jeff got a reaction from Ivie & Eguagie in He proposed after a week on first meeting   
    This is not necessarily true. My petition included all kinds of evidence that we met in person, but we still got RFE'd because I didn't explain how we established our relationship. It is a tricky nuance, but check out the topic I posted a few months ago.
    http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/394180-rfe-to-show-we-met-in-person-help/
    In the end, my response to the RFE contained nothing more than a 1.5 page summary of the milestones of our relationship with a one or two sentence description of each milestone (before AND after we met in person). One week later, the NOA2 came.
    M&J
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    Misha♥Jeff got a reaction from TnJ in RFE to show we met in person. HELP!   
    For Box 18, I used the verbiage that is recommended on VJ in the example forms. Here is what I wrote verbatim:
    See Suppliment "I-129F Suppliment: Part B, Question 18: Has your fiance(e) met and seen you within the two-year period immediately preceding the filing of this petition."
    Then I attached a page which contained the verbiage from my original post immediately after the I-129F form.
    M&J
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    Misha♥Jeff got a reaction from JE06 in We are past the Processing Time date range   
    Hi VJ'ers. We are now past the date range that VJ estimates for our I129F processing time. At the bottom of our Timeline page on VJ, it says "If this date range has passed or your application is past due per USCIS processing times then you should consider calling the USCIS to inquire on your petition." But we are not sure about which number to call. I tried calling the number on the NOA1 letter, but all I get there is a recorded status that is exactly the same message as our USCIS account status on the web.
    Can anyone here recommend a different number to call?
    Has anyone actually gotten through to a live person before?
    Ideas on how to navigate through the voice prompts to get to a live rep?
    Will the USCIS rep will even be able to give out any information beyond the standard "our processing time target is 5 months" anyway?
    Thanks,
    M&J
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    Misha♥Jeff got a reaction from Karee in Are Bar Girls Disqualified From Getting a Visa?   
    We are happy for you Anabolic_Ben. Michelle and I were talking about your dilemma and wish you and your fiancee the best. Good luck and keep us posted on how it all works out.
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    Misha♥Jeff got a reaction from B_J in Are Bar Girls Disqualified From Getting a Visa?   
    How blatantly unsympathetic is that response?
    I see too much judgement being cast on the OP's fiance, and none of us knows her. Girls enter prostitution for many reasons. But the primary reason is MONEY, and almost always, the girl is not the main beneficiary of that revenue. Bar girls in SE Asia are no exception. BUT to assume that everyone who enters the sex trade is bad person with no moral fortitude is not fair and completely naive. Greed does not drive these girls, desperation does. I was so saddened by the abject poverty in which many people live in the Philippines. When a girl sees her family starving, with no hope that things will change, and living in conditions that we wouldn't even wish for our family pet, imagine the power of conscience that would drive her to sacrifice her dignity and leave home for that lifestyle. I certainly will not judge a girl who makes that sacrifice, despite everything she was taught to be "right" in a religious upbringing.
    I feel badly for the OP and his fiance. The message they are getting here leaves them in a "damned if you do, damned if you don't" scenario. If they tell the truth, she will be denied. If they lie, the truth will come out and she will be denied and banned. Not much hope for their future, is there?
    I will assume that the OP has found the love of his life and that is why he wants to marry her, love her and support her...and she feels the same way. Here is what I would say: "I was out with my friends and while we were in a club, I met the most beautiful girl. We talked about life and danced the night away. The rest is history"
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    Misha♥Jeff got a reaction from del-2-5-2014 in please help me   
    Please, go ahead and brag. We are excited for you!
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    Misha♥Jeff reacted to Krikit in Lied on form G325a   
    I am assuming you didn't come in on a family-based visa so I am going to move your thread to the AOS From Work, Student, and Visitor Visa.
    The "deported" comment is unnecessary and a violation of the TOS. Further such comments will result in a thread ban. Thank you.
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    Misha♥Jeff got a reaction from MiJim in Hat's off to the California Service Center   
    When we first submitted our I-129F (on June 22), VJ predicted our case would be adjudicated by November 22nd. NOW with every day that passes, that predicted date gets closer and closer. In all, more than ONE MONTH has been shaved from our predicted wait time. WAY TO GO CSC! Vermont better start picking up the slack.
    NOA 1 date: June 22
    Originally predicted adjudication date: Nov 22
    Today's predicted adjudication date: Oct 19th
    M&J
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