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A.A

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About A.A

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  • City
    Raleigh
  • State
    North Carolina

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  • Immigration Status
    IR-1/CR-1 Visa
  • Place benefits filed at
    Potomac Service Center

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  1. How long did it take you to get to the final stage? Just so I have an idea..
  2. Hello, USCIS approved my spouse petition and sent it to NVC. Weeks later I called NVC to see if it has arrived. They told me it has arrived and will take time to be put in the system and could take up to 8 weeks. I called 9 weeks later and was told my case was not put into the system yet, but it is on administrative processing to get some questions from the embassy oversees. I didn't even get to the part where I pay the NVC fees nor did they give me a case number because it is not put into the system yet. My wife didn't even get to do an interview yet. Could this be because I applied for a k1 visa before for the same person before? Long story short on what happened last time. The embassy oversees did not give my fiancee an approval nor a denial, but sent the case back to the USA (Dept of State) for them to make a decision. I was able to confirm the case arrived to USA (Dept of State) but is on administrative processing. Unfortunately i received a letter stating my case expired and to just apply over. After that I just went to visit my fiancee oversees and just decided to do a wedding and got married. Here I am today i applying for a spouse visa instead and has been approved by USCIS. USCIS sent it to NVC and NVC told me it immediately went into administrative processing because they have to reach out to the embassy oversees to do some checks/questions. NVC does not have a case number for me and told me to just wait. I didn't even get to the part where I pay the NVC fees yet. NVC did not give me a case number because it is not put into the system yet. Note: It is the same person I am applying for. I also noted this when I applied for the spouse visa on the application and provided them with the old case number. Reason why? Because it asked on the application if i applied for this person before. So now I am asking has anyone experienced such thing? Will this process take a while? How long will it take? NVC was not able to answer my questions and told me to wait.
  3. From what I read USCIS process does not stop after the government shut down tonight, BUT what about the National Visa Center (Dept of State)? Any visa processing being sent there by the USCIS to NVC be affected? in other words my case with the NVC will it be affected? Delayed?
  4. The status has finally changed today to "Request for Evidence Received". It took a long time..
  5. Yes according to USPS tracking. Look at the last few posts i included a picture of it. I called USCIS they told me they receive over thousands of letters a day and i need to be patient. I called them 2 weeks ago. Should i call them again?
  6. It was a marriage certificate in the original language which was already provided in the original envelope. I was told USCIS does this a lot. I sent the evidence evidence on October 24 and the status on USCIS page has not yet changed to received! I am worried if i should send it again. I sent it to the Potomac service center in VA (2200 Potomac Center Drive, Stop 2425. Arlington, VA 20598-2425. ) Look what it says when the letter was delivered. It says delivered to DHS. What is this? Please see attachment of the delivery on the USPS website.
  7. It has been 3 weeks and my status online did not yet change to RFE received. Did yours get received yet? What service center was yours?
  8. I know it means Department of Homeland Security. I should of been more clear. What i am asking is why does it say DHS? Shouldn't it say USCIS?
  9. Hello, I received the "request for initial evidence". I put the document they wanted in a envelope and sent it to the Potomac Service Center as the letter states. I put the exact address as shown on the letter, 2200 Potomac Center Drive, Stop 2425. Arlington, VA 20598-2425. I went to the post office to ship it off and I made sure i got a tracking number so that i can monitor it once it is received. I went to the USPS website to check the status and it says "Delivered". Which means the delivery has reached the final destination.. But it also says: "Delivered to Agent, Delivered to Agent for Final Delivery DHS VA 20598." I am a bit confused. Why does it say DHS VA 20598? I thought it is suppose to go to the USCIS Potamac Service Center as i have written on the envelope. I am going to call uscis to ask if they received it, but i am just curious about why the USPS tracking website says "Delivered to Agent, Delivered to Agent for Final Delivery DHS VA 20598." PS: My status on my receipt # on uscis still says "request for initial evidence mailed". So uscis did not yet update anything on their end because i sent just them the letter back and it was delivered to them today.
  10. And I am putting the place where i sent my petition packet is that correct? It was laguna california.
  11. I filed last year for my fiancee k1 visa, but unfortunately her case was expired to make long story short. I went and got married to her at her country and now i am getting back to file cr1 marriage this time. https://www.uscis.gov/i-130 I am lost on this question For part 5 other information: "Have you ever previously filed petition for this beneficiary or any other alien?" (I selected Yes as I have petitioned for the same woman as a fiancee before) It states if yes, provide the name, place, date of filing, and the results. Am i putting my name for those information? ? I am the petitioner. Or am i putting my wife name (beneficiary) .
  12. I am going to hire an attorney due to applying for a k1 visa before and it expired once it made it to the NVC again due to the embassy in her country did not want to deal with it. My last question what about the ds-260? who fills this out and when?
  13. I am going to apply for cr1 visa for my wife, but there is a question on this page https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/family-immigration/immigrant-visa-for-spouse.html#ExternalPopup if you scroll all the way to: Next Steps - Fees, Affidavit of Support, and Visa Application it states "(NOTE: If you already have an attorney, the NVC will not instruct you to complete Form DS-261.) The NVC will begin pre-processing the applicant’s case by providing the applicant and petitioner with instructions to submit the appropriate fees. After the appropriate fees are paid, the NVC will request that the applicant submit the necessary immigrant visa documents, including the Affidavit of Support, application forms, civil documents, and more. Learn more about National Visa Center visa case processing." I am not understanding this. So if i decide to get an attorney it states i will not have to complete the DS-261. Why is that? And what happens? Do i have to fill it out later on? Please provide me with a clear answer as the state travel website doesn't give clear statement.
  14. I heard about the k3 visa. What is that like? or should i not? also should i get a lawyer to take care of it this time?
  15. In other words it is entirely ok to go get married now and file for CR-1 even though my k1 is not expired yet?
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