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    pepper44 got a reaction from Rebuilt in Wife abandoned in foreign country, need serious help please!   
    Juani,
    aside from what everyone else wrote - it seems that your spouse has been filing taxes for both of you. This means he probably put you down as a dependent not employed so he could get more money back. I would contact the IRS and talk to someone about this. You know your social you can have them look into this.
    I hope everything works out for you and even if you don't believe in divorce - it might be what is best with everything you wrote.
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    pepper44 got a reaction from forena99 in Cuba - Where to get Police Certificate for Interview?   
    I would highly suggest against this. Just for the fact you are dealing with CUBA, you want to make sure you have ALL and I mean ALL your ducks in a row.
    I would just pay the fee for the certified ones. I did it and the police report is only 30cuc in Havana.
    The consulate officers at the embassy even though they are American are STRICT for this country and no not give any type of leeway.
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    pepper44 got a reaction from htfaust in January 2016 I-129f Filers   
    Here is a helpful post I found on VJ that I used on my first submission -
    Once your I-129 or I -130 has been approved from USCIS, it will be sent to NVC (a part of the Department of State). Depending what service center it's coming from, this can take anywhere from a few business days to a few weeks. You may or may not get an email from USCIS/update on their website stating when it was sent.
    You won't get correspondence from NVC when they receive your case from USCIS. You need to call an operator at NVC to find this out.
    Once NVC does receive your case, it's currently taking around 3 weeks for a case number to be assigned..
    If you'd like to stay on top of things, it's best to call about once a week after your NOA2 to see if NVC has received your case. Once they do have your case and about 2-3 weeks have passed since then, increase your calls to about 2-3 times a week (or even more if you wish) until you get a case number assigned.
    Note: if your case doesn't arrive at NVC in a timely manner (timely manner being the current wait time), VJ member tokinaija suggests: "Call USCIS, and specifically request to be connected to a Tier 2 supervisor (bypassing the contract customer reps). When connected to a Tier 2 representative, request that you want confirmation that your approved case has been physically shipped to NVC. In amenable words, request for the specific date that the package was shipped. If you are lucky, you will get someone who would take the time to confirm this for you." Once a case number is assigned, get that number along with the IIN (Invoice Identification Number) from the operator. If the operator doesn't want to give over the IIN (some operators are finicky), then just call back up later and try again. And don't worry about the BIN (Beneficiary Identification Number) as it's no longer needed. You only need the case number and IIN.
    At the same time, you can give over both the petitioner's and beneficiary's email addresses. By doing this, ALL correspondence (initial information package, invoices, instructions, interview letter, checklists, etc) from NVC will be sent through email. This does not necessarily mean that YOU can send THEM information by email though. Only those eligible for EP (electronic processing) can email the AOS and IV packages (link to eligibility in the first section, under links).
    Note: there is a difference between EP and online forms. Online forms are just that, online forms. The DS-261 and DS-260 are NOT part of electronic processing. Electronic processing (EP) is emailing in documents. Not everyone can do this yet. You still have to be eligible for EP before emailing in packages. The link to see who's eligible is in the first section, under links. Everyone though (regardless of country) is required to fill out the online forms (DS-261 and DS-260). How to Find Out WHEN Your Case Number was Assigned
    For those that don't call every single day and want to know exactly what date their case number was assigned, there's an easy way to find out that simply involves looking at your case number. The first three letters are the three-letter consulate/embassy code. The next four numbers are the year the case number was assigned. The next three numbers are the Julian date it was assigned, plus 500. And finally, the last three numbers are the sequential order of when it was assigned that date. You can find a chart with Julian dates here [10].
    For example: MTL2014815162. Let's put some lines in to divide it up. So: MTL|2014|815|162. This means that this case is going through Montreal and the number was assigned on November 11th, 2014, and it was the 162nd case that day to be assigned a number.
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    pepper44 reacted to Ebunoluwa in I-129K Denied   
    The requirement is to have met in the past 2 years and explanations of reasons why you didn't meet this requirement will result in denial by USCIS.
    Meet, gather evidence of the meeting (boarding passes, receipts from hotels, photos of you and her family etc....)
    Ghana is very tough to go through and it may be best to just marry and file a CR1.
    Front load the petition with everything that shows you have a bona fide relationship or your case will be refused at the embassy stage and you have to
    start a third time.
    Read some Ghana threads in the regional forum and read the Ghana embassy reviews (tab on top).
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    pepper44 got a reaction from aANDg in K1 visa received! the packet has a small tear   
    I've seen this posted on here before. It seems sometimes the packets do have a tear in the corner of them exactly as you described. It should be fine. Just don't open it any further and make sure it doesn't tear open to make an even larger hole in the packet.
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    pepper44 got a reaction from willygp in January 2016 I-129f Filers   
    i wish they would hurry up my timeline date is past due and I know I am going to get an RFE because I forgot to send in a waiver request letter with my petition... so this is going to delay me at least another 3 weeks so I want my NOA2 soon because right now current interview times in Cuba are in JULY!!!
    Seems like no matter what processing center I get It still takes about 9 months for me. you would think they would hurry with my petition since it's identical to the 1st one but I guess they need more time because they are looking at the old petition and can't approve this one as fast.
    Patients I guess I can't complain since it's only been 2 months since I filed this one and the last one took 7 months for the NOA2.
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    pepper44 got a reaction from willygp in January 2016 I-129f Filers   
    touches are usually for NVC or I130 cases-
    For Fiance VISA's with USCIS it doesn't show touches. You get your NOA1 and that date is available for you to see then you get your NOA2. If your file is missing something you will see a RFE - something along the lines of
    " we have sent you a letter explaining what is missing from the file and what you will need to do to proceed with the petition"
    Other than that USCIS is just to watch for the initial approval and when they mail it off to NVC.
    BELOW is basically all you will see from USCIS.
    So for example

    Case Was Sent To The Department of StateOn August 24, 2015, we sent your case, Receipt Number SRCXXXXXXX, to the Department of State for visa processing. Please visit our website for general information on Consular Processing. If you move, go to www.uscis.gov/addresschange to give us your new mailing address.
    Then below that it shows the status of your cases
    Case History
    08/18/2015
    We approved your Form I-129F, Petition for Fiance(E).
    02/09/2015
    We received your Form I-129F, Petition for Fiance(E).
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    pepper44 got a reaction from Georgia16 in January 2016 I-129f Filers   
    Please remember to update your timelines so we can see accurate numbers. I've been watching the case complete- processing times spreadsheet and Jan numbers have not moved for 2 weeks.
    Congrats to all those approved!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They seem to be hammering out the approvals last week and hopefully this week. No more holiday's and Cali hasn't really had bad weather to close down like the east coasters. ;-)
    I put in a query at the start of my application due to it being my 2nd so I pray that didn't cause them to put it at the bottom of the pile. You know just to "stick it to me and make me wait even longer".
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    pepper44 reacted to JFH in Can my Facebook be a problem in my process?   
    We will agree to disagree on this. Not everyone is in love with the United States. So of us are moving there because our spouses are ineligible to live in our home countries. Yes, I am moving there. Do I think it's better there than the UK? Not necessarily.
    The oppression of free speech is one of the worst things that can happen to you. That's what brings trouble! I would be very disappointed if I had to live in a country that did not allow me to express my disapproval of the government and its policies. It is possible to disagree without causing "trouble". It's called debating.
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    pepper44 reacted to JFH in Can my Facebook be a problem in my process?   
    That's a bit harsh. He's entitled to an opinion. It's called free speech. That's the whole point of democtatic elections and the right to vote - to allow your opinion to count.
    Perhaps a public venue such as Facebook is not the best way to air your views when you are going through immigration but nevertheless he is entitled to his opinion.
    The system is not perfect, by any means. But it's the only system we have to be with our loved ones. There are many things I don't agree with in this process (auto-expedite based on geography/nationality being one, by the way) but it is what it is.
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    pepper44 got a reaction from Ebunoluwa in Interview today - Visa Refused   
    Thank you Ebunoluwa for all your help and guidance with this. I appreciate it!!
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    pepper44 got a reaction from Guille89 in K1 Visa Denied. Now married and applying for CR-1   
    You should be fine with the CR1- someone else from Cuba did the same thing and she was approved. Look at her time line it is Zetete I believe.
    I also have a friend who went through a similar situation where she had meet her fiance in cuba while she was still married. They remained friends and when she divorced she then started to see the Cuban. They were put into AP status for a while because of this... but eventually were approved.
    So when they see someone in a relationship - (marriage) during the time when two of you met they frown upon that.
    Trust me we all know how life works but these people who work for the GOVT I swear they are a special breed. Emotionless.. soulless and don't give a ####### about us who are really in a real relationship.
    I am scared to death they will not approve my case because my Fiancee doesn't have access to a computer - and so there are very little emails and his phone doesn't text me for some reason - I even tried when I was there to make sure it wasn't him - not knowing how to use the technology and it didn't work.. so I feel we are screwed.
    Anyways you willbe just fine with the CR1 - best of luck to you
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    pepper44 got a reaction from Morningmist in Wife abandoned in foreign country, need serious help please!   
    Juani,
    aside from what everyone else wrote - it seems that your spouse has been filing taxes for both of you. This means he probably put you down as a dependent not employed so he could get more money back. I would contact the IRS and talk to someone about this. You know your social you can have them look into this.
    I hope everything works out for you and even if you don't believe in divorce - it might be what is best with everything you wrote.
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    pepper44 got a reaction from Shauna&Wael in Wife abandoned in foreign country, need serious help please!   
    Juani,
    aside from what everyone else wrote - it seems that your spouse has been filing taxes for both of you. This means he probably put you down as a dependent not employed so he could get more money back. I would contact the IRS and talk to someone about this. You know your social you can have them look into this.
    I hope everything works out for you and even if you don't believe in divorce - it might be what is best with everything you wrote.
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    pepper44 got a reaction from Jim & Kristyn in Not all K1's going to CSC   
    sometimes coming to this site pisses me off. Not by the people who post here but how we are treated or our cases are treated. The new applications being sent to CSC is such BS. I am outraged. They will in turn have a shorter approval time and those who are at TSC are stuck. I image that people who filed now in April and will file in May- they will end up getting approved before my case.
    I almost want to kick myself for not waiting to file.
    I sometimes wonder who makes these decisions and how they come up with - oh hey let's send new applications to CSC to get processed faster than those who have already been waiting months at TSC and will continue to wait. Who cares about them..
    ughhh sorry had to vent. Makes me SICK
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    pepper44 got a reaction from av8or1 in Not all K1's going to CSC   
    sometimes coming to this site pisses me off. Not by the people who post here but how we are treated or our cases are treated. The new applications being sent to CSC is such BS. I am outraged. They will in turn have a shorter approval time and those who are at TSC are stuck. I image that people who filed now in April and will file in May- they will end up getting approved before my case.
    I almost want to kick myself for not waiting to file.
    I sometimes wonder who makes these decisions and how they come up with - oh hey let's send new applications to CSC to get processed faster than those who have already been waiting months at TSC and will continue to wait. Who cares about them..
    ughhh sorry had to vent. Makes me SICK
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    pepper44 got a reaction from Anna&Jim in Not all K1's going to CSC   
    sometimes coming to this site pisses me off. Not by the people who post here but how we are treated or our cases are treated. The new applications being sent to CSC is such BS. I am outraged. They will in turn have a shorter approval time and those who are at TSC are stuck. I image that people who filed now in April and will file in May- they will end up getting approved before my case.
    I almost want to kick myself for not waiting to file.
    I sometimes wonder who makes these decisions and how they come up with - oh hey let's send new applications to CSC to get processed faster than those who have already been waiting months at TSC and will continue to wait. Who cares about them..
    ughhh sorry had to vent. Makes me SICK
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    pepper44 got a reaction from irina_frank in February 2015 filers - Texas Service Center   
    Yes finally a much better thread (no offense to anyone) but I don't want to get updates on people who are already getting their NOA2 from CSC when most of us are stuck in the bottomless pit of TSC.
    I was going to suggest a different post for Feb filers - one for CSC and the other for TSC.
    So now this will help when I see someone is approved on this thread.. because they should be from TSC. Then I can start getting excited! :-)
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    pepper44 got a reaction from Boiler in U.S RESIDENT DOES NOT WANT TO FIX WIFE'S STATUS   
    Is she Cuban? If she is.. can't she do it on her own due to the US laws for Cubans? I'm just throwing out ideas, I have no clue if that would apply when married.
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    pepper44 got a reaction from QueenComley in I NEED HELP ASAP. The DHS is looking to process me but I am married to a citizen.   
    He said he already got married. Read his posts before acusing me of giving bad advice. I would not tell someone to lie to and ICE officer or any other type of person with authority specially in these type of circumstances.
    He should seek a lawyer, and call the ICE officer to tell him what he is doing and his intentions. Simple as that
    Either way the outcome to this scenario is not looking good..
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