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  1. If a moderator or very senior member of the forum does it - its allowed. The comments that many others were making had nothing to do with immigration. The OP was asking an immigration question.
  2. Was the OP asking for immigration advice or counseling/marriage advice?
  3. An i-130 nonetheless. Can you share the specifics as to how they arrived at that decision?
  4. that's correct b2 denials dont effect a k1 visa. But denial rates for B2's are much higher than those for K1's.
  5. That certainly helps! Ultimately I think you will be okay, it will just get more scrutiny. THe good news is that you have alot of time to get some photos together. The other good news is that a K1 visa is alot easier to get than a B2 visa for a Russian as the B2 visa has a much higher denial rate than that of a K1.
  6. I dont think they will question whether they met, but that they will question the validity of the relationship. It will be more scrutinized. PUt yourself in the CO's shoes from the outside and look at it objectively.
  7. You might want to double check the leaving part. I have a friend who lives in America and just travelled to Odessa, Ukraine to meet his girlfriend who lives in Russia. Its a popular beach town. He would be familar with it. Although as a Russian male it might be difficult for him to travel to Ukraine because of their conflict.
  8. I have never heard of anyone getting an RFE for not having any photos together. Yes, they dont care about the relationship evidence for i129f. Just that you met within two years and provide the required documentation and are otherwise eligible. Thte adjudicators for the i129F aren't making a decision on the validity of the relationship- there is no gray - its black or white and its simply a checklist. Providing photos and addtional evidence with the 129f is frontloading your case so the Consulate officer can see this prior to the interview. It doesn't mean you shouldn't do it, but it doesn't matter for the i129f.
  9. For the i129F its not going to be a problem but its going to come up at the embassy and they are going to ask for pictures of the two of you. It can be an issue and the CO could question the validity of the relationship. You could also be put into a long period of administrative processing if they have doubts about the relationship. You need to find a way to go meet him and have evidence of time spent together before the interview. If you can't get to russia go meet in another country that is open. Maybe Mexico as they are open and I believe Russians dont need a visa to visit there. Do something and find a way to get photos and mroe evidence of time spent together. dinner receipts, hotel reservations. Anything.
  10. The embassy is open for emergency matters but if you went to their website you will see the following: "We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time. The MRV fee is valid and may be used for a visa application in the country where it was purchased within one year of the date of payment. If you have an urgent matter and need to travel immediately, please follow the guidance provided at https://www.ustraveldocs.com/ua/ or send an email to support-ukraine@ustraveldocs.com to request an emergency appointment."
  11. No need to go the embassy before she gets her medical done. YOu will need your KEV number from the NVC so make sure she has that. As mentioned above the visa expires 6 months from whatever date you do the medical so take that into account. Pre-covid Kyiv has had a pretty good history of relatively quick turnaround times for interview appointments. Who knows what the backlog will look like and how many interviews they will do per day during Covid times.
  12. I pulled up the instructions for the I485 and yes you do have to wait until the I 130 has been approved because you were not eligible for concurrent filing. This is under page 4 of the instructions. In general, if you are filing as a beneficiary of an immigrant visa petition (such as Form I-130, Form I-140, or Form I-360), you may file an adjustment application only after USCIS has approved your petition and an immigrant visa number is immediately available. There are, however, some immigrant categories that allow you to file Form I-485 before USCIS approves your petition (this is known as “concurrent filing”), provided that approval of the petition would make a visa number immediately available and you meet all other filing requirements.
  13. I believe you have to wait for your PD to be current and your I130 petition has to be approved By USCIS before filing i485
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