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Ahmed&Freda last won the day on August 6 2020

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  1. We filed in February of last year just before the pandemic shut down so I wasn't surprised they asked for 2 extensions.
  2. Yes they commonly ask for one and may even ask for two. You have the option to deny the extension but I wouldn't yet.
  3. Even if you married someone here there is always a possibility of being "duped". There is no guarantee that any relationship will last. We as individuals have to know what we are getting into. Keeping your eyes and ears open and thinking things through before making a decision. It can be extra difficult when you start to develop feelings... but love is a chioce. Usually there are signs in the beginning we ignore. There are lots of information on sites about getting involved with someone internationally and red flags to look for but at the end of the day you have to do your own research of your love interest. As others have said spending lots of time in person is crucial to help you both to understand each other. Marriage is hard! It takes a lot of work from both sides and is a life long commitment that you both have to be in for. Good luck on whatever you decide for your future!
  4. I don't know if its much help since it was over 6 months ago but My husband was there at the end of July. His appointment at Aziz was on July 28th he went back August 5th to pick up his CD and paperwork for his files everything was already sent to the embassy. His interview was on August 6th. So it was about a week.
  5. A friend of mine was DQ'd in April and her husband had his interview last month. Unless the case is a reaffirmed petition all spouse interviews would be scheduled through NVC so the appointments available online would not play a factor.
  6. We never got an RFE but I have seen many others get one due to late birth registration. My husbands birth was also late registered but I believe we didn't have any issues because I submitted school records, FRC and a copy of his grandfathers ration card (from after the separation). I do not recommend the affidavits they mention in the list above unless you also submit some of the other documents as well. I would not be confident that affidavits alone would suffice. Hope that was helpful!
  7. You will need to bring originals of both to the interview. You should bring originals of all civil docs that were previously submitted.
  8. People being stuck in the black hole of Administrative processing has been around forever but the ds5535 form itself is only a few years old.
  9. They did not allow in August and the website still says only one of the following two are allowed to enter: an interpreter or if the applicant is special needs and needs assistance.
  10. Better to wait for the NOIR. Filing a new petition before you rectify the issue is a waste of time for you and them. The "typo" on the document (even though you fixed it now) was submitted incorrectly. Married and Divorced is more than a typo but makes a significant difference in the detail of your case. Were all the petitioners divorce documents submitted as well? If so I'm surprised the question didn't come up sooner. Be prepared to explain why the document was submitted with that error in the first place along with all your corrected documents.
  11. It could take about 2 months from the time the embassy receives the file until you get an email from them. You can send them an inquiry to check on the status. They will send you instructions on scheduling an interview and any additional documents you may need (i.e. updated ds 260, medical and new I 864) you should also bring all prior paperwork submitted in case any questions come up during the interview. I don't know if there will be anything new with COVID my husband was there in August and the only difference was the petitioner was no longer allowed inside in addition to wearing a mask. Hope that helps!
  12. After 3 weeks of not receiving my husbands card we made an appointment at our local SS office. They filled out the necessary paperwork and we received the card 10 days later. They told us it happens from time to time and sometimes communication doesn't get where it needs to go. We went during Covid so you must have an appointment to enter the office and not all offices were taking appointments so you may need to call around. The green card was another issue. I contacted USCIS because we heard nothing. Once I reached out to the our status on USCIS changed to card was issued and mailed but weeks later we still didn't get it. Then I sent a] another message through the site where I was told the card was returned undeliverable. Even though they have my correct address and I have lived here for 16 years . I had to fill outa online form that the card was not received and they resent it. This time when the card was sent we were given a tracking number. I honestly don't think the card was ever sent the first time again some kind of clerical error. Contact them they should at least give you the status of the processing of your card. Good luck!
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