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Jozigal

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    Los Angeles
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    California

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    F-1 Visa
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    South Africa

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  1. Hi All. Time flies when your having fun ey??? My ban was over last month (18 Mar) but Covid 19 is very much up and running so theres that. No visa appointments until July i think. Probably longer as this thing drags out. Crazy times we live in. Take care. Will post again later on 🙂
  2. Hey El Paso Thanks for updating us. Im in the same situation as you except it happened in March 2015. I hadnt worked off campus illegally or anything but my sevis had been cancelled without me knowing while i was on leave of absence. Any way every attempt ive made since then to continue my studies States side failed. This includes waivers, and lawyers ($$$$), petitions etc. My ban is up in March and Im lucky that the school has held my place so that i can finally finish my degree. Like you Ill be applying for fall 2020 in May. Soooo you're not alone! Please keep updating this I have my own thread if you want to read my story. Take care.
  3. Well i guess all we can do is give it a try. Some may say im a sucker for pain lol but if theres still no luck after the ban is up i give up. But thanks for the help. Take care Will keep posting.
  4. Thanks for responding My mom and i are weary of the lawyers. im waiting to see what they say the "next move" is and what the cost is. Will probably just wait it out. Do you know what happens after a ban is over? Ive never lied to any CO or BP officer, not over stayed my visa or committed any crime any where in the world. Ive traveled on holiday to a few countries since 2015 (when the *@#$ hit the fan). The school is still holding my place for me. But I cant find much on the internet about what happens after a ban? Appreciate any advice....
  5. Update So a year and 10 days (July 29 2019) after my interview (17 July 2018) i went to check the CEAC website for the status. Visa status changed to 'refused'. So theres it is. No clue why it took so long to say no. but as i said before i think they were just fobbing me off as they took no supporting documents and never asked for anything. Good thing im getting on with life. almost a year at my job, just bought my first car busy looking for a fixer upper for a first home I just want to finish my degree. im so close to the end which is the only reason i am pushing this thing. i would finish my architecture degree online if i could but there is no such thing. The 5yr ban will be up next March but from what ive read online a ban being over means little... Ill let you know what my lawyers say to do next... will keep posting. LA VIDA CONTINUA.
  6. Still under AP. Still updated last 18 july 2018. Turned 28 last month. Im 6 months into my new job. looking to buy my first house. one day ill be able to finish my degree. until then vita continuat.
  7. 15 years in a different country... doubt there are any ties to 'home' that a CO would go for.
  8. Another update. Still under AP .last update was the day after my interview in july 2018. I will email the consulate soon to find out whats going on as this is the 7th month.... im starting to think they just wanted to get me out of their hair lol.
  9. Long story short i was studying in LA 2012-2014, took a leave of absence with intention to return fall 2015, in march 2015 i went to renew my visa which was expiring in may, the visa was renewed, in may i flew over to LA to spend the summer there before school started. I was turned away at POE because my sevis was cancelled (which i had no clue about and was not informed when i renewed my visa). I was given a 5yr ban because i didnt have $3k on me to pay for a return ticket. I want to finish my degree so I got a lawyer who prepped the 212(d)(3), went for the interview this july. The officer asked me to explain what happened and why I got the expedited removal. I told her what happened she said she believed me. She gave me a green 221g but said she didn't need the waiver packet and didn't look at it. I tried to insist but she said it wasn't necessary, she was going to 'make my application nice' and would get back to me. She said she wanted to keep my passport so that I could just "pick up the visa". The only document she looked at was my i-20. Its been 3 weeks and they havent requested any documents, status is still under AP. Uni starts in 2 weeks. I cannot find anything online anywhere about a 5yr ban 212(a)(7) waived with a 221(g) with zero documents so i dont get whats going on. Anyone know anything about this or had a similar experience? TIA
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