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  1. Thanks everyone, Appreciate your efforts to respond. Hopefully we'll find out soon.
  2. From all the responses so far, I am getting the point that it will not be fast. I will definitely take the job, if we have to be apart for a little while, that will be ok. My partner has received a tourist visa in the past, so it seems not impossible. There have been a lot of responses so far, I feel like I have a good idea about the situation. Thanks...
  3. Thanks, the comments provided so far have been helpful in terms of framing the choice, as I wrote above: So it sounds like there are a number of options: -Apply for the fiancee visa -Get married in a third country somewhere and apply for the spousal visa (but it seems no countries are open except possibly Thailand as of Oct. 1st) -Deal with getting married in my partner's home country -Hope for a tourist visa success (seems difficult) and get married in this US on the tourist visa -Potentially another visa such as a medical or student visa (I know nothing about these visas) I think it will take some further follow up from here to decide what we do next (outside of the obvious effort to get a tourist visa appointment as my partner has already applied and just needs an interview appointment). The comments provided were very helpful and its kind of everyone to offer their advice.
  4. Thanks both Steve and Suzie, We have no idea what's going on, hopefully we will be able to find out tomorrow what the situation is.
  5. Thanks for that idea. We will try to call and/or email on Monday to try to understand what is going on.
  6. I'm not sure what you mean when you say you may be in the wrong queue. There are other aspects of this story that unfortunately I don't feel at liberty to disclose, which may affect the reasoning. I'm sure that makes no sense but take it for what it is.
  7. Thanks I see that now. We can check it again this evening, but we just checked last night and it said no appointments available. It already had my partner's profile number, payment receipt, etc.
  8. Hi, thanks for your question. It's actually difficult to answer perhaps to the level of detail you'd like. I will most likely return abroad again within one year, and my partner will also go with me. However, for various reasons, I would like her to become a US citizen, which would require getting a green card at some point.
  9. Thank you Susie QQQ, yes it is Phnom Penh. I saw on the Embassy website (probably as you did) that they said they are processing visas since July. Non-immigrant Visas: As of 15 July 2020, the United States Embassy’s Consular Section in Phnom Penh resumed scheduling for certain nonimmigrant visas, including F, M J, and B1/B2 visas.  While the Consular Section aims to process cases as soon as possible, you should expect  increased wait times for interview scheduling.  MRV application fees paid may be used to schedule an interview appointment in the country where it was purchased within one year of the date of payment. However, my partner is one of the people who applied for a visa just before Covid got serious. She had an appointment for her B2 visa and it was canceled due to Covid. If they are doing interviews again, she should be able to schedule one now with her existing application. However, when we go to the website to try to schedule one, it says that there are no appointments available. We may try to call the Embassy on Monday but am not confident that will answer this question as these days it seems they want everything to be automated. Even if you email them (as they seem to prefer) they often don't even answer your question, but somehow answer something else, or point to a website that doesn't contain the info you wanted.
  10. At the Embassy where we are living, the website now says that they are working on B1/B2 visas again. However, when we try to log in to schedule an appointment, it says that no appointments are available. There is an email address on the Embassy website for emergency appointments, but not sure what qualifies as an emergency. Does anyone know the status of the Embassies in conducting B2 visas?
  11. I was in a similar situation as you, I was working and living abroad and only wanted my partner to return home to meet my family. In three attempts I tried to use my links abroad (i.e. my employment) as an advantage for my partner, to show that we have no intention of staying in the US. My partner told me they usually ignored the letter from me and my employer, but on the third attempt she succeeded. In this third attempt we were living in a third country, i.e. she had become and expat herself and not a local, that may have been a factor. Basically if you have $160 to spend then it's worth trying but it is usually a disappointment.
  12. OK, thanks everyone for your input. So it sounds like there are a number of options: -Apply for the fiancee visa -Get married in a third country somewhere and apply for the spousal visa (but it seems no countries are open except possibly Thailand as of Oct. 1st) -Deal with getting married in my partner's home country -Hope for a tourist visa success (seems difficult) and get married in this US on the tourist visa -Potentially another visa such as a medical or student visa (I know nothing about these visas) Probably we will try to get an interview for her tourist visa, and meanwhile see if there's a way to get married abroad. If that doesn't work then apply for the K1 visa. Thanks everyone for sharing your knowledge! Pls let me know if you think there is anything else to consider.
  13. Hi Orangesapples, I assume you mean that my partner would come on a tourist visa or some other similar visa and get married? How else would we get married in the US in order to get a spousal visa?
  14. The government has basically created a set of policies that make it impossible to do without making "informal payments". It's a hassle, it's expensive, time consuming, and emotionally draining. We just don't really want to be a part of it.
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