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    Indiana

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  • Immigration Status
    IR-1/CR-1 Visa
  • Place benefits filed at
    Potomac Service Center
  • Local Office
    Indianapolis IN
  • Country
    Ukraine

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  1. Don't worry about it. Seriously. You have done the right thing by keeping the consistency you already have done. When filling out the DS-260, keep what is written in the passport because that is where you will have the visa. If you have already gone through the USCIS stage and it is approved, you already know you have done well. If you have any concerns, don't hesitate to contact the embassy directly. (That is if you are filing for spouse overseas) NVC may not be helpful with this kind of question. Your doing the right thing by asking questions here at Visa Journey. It guided me through my entire process.
  2. Expedited through NVC after all documents and fees paid. For some reason today the embassy site opened up all of June today and we got our appointment scheduled for June 20.
  3. Today was the day the ceac said "Ready". We are supposed to make the interview appointment and I called to verify that we could go onto embassy site and pick a date for the interview. Well, we can only arrange to get together due to circumstances in the middle of June. My wife has the medical on June 17th and we want to get the interview on June 20th. The embassy interview site only has open days from May 17 - May 27. When I spoke with the embassy, the operator said to check back to the site and dates will open up? So, I have this question that maybe somebody can answer. When do the dates open up? (US Consulate/ Kyiv, Ukraine) Thanks to anyone who has an idea or answer.
  4. Today was the day the ceac said "Ready". We are supposed to make the interview appointment and I called to verify that we could go onto embassy site and pick a date for the interview. Well, we can only arrange to get together due to circumstances in the middle of June. My wife has the medical on June 17th and we want to get the interview on June 20th. The embassy interview site only has open days from May 17 - May 27. When I spoke with the embassy, the operator said to check back to the site and dates will open up? So, I have this question that maybe somebody can answer. When do the dates open up? (US Consulate/ Kyiv, Ukraine) Thanks to anyone who has an idea or answer.
  5. If you were married before December 31, 2018, you husband MUST have submitted his taxes as either "married filing jointly" or "married filing separately". If you were married after December 31, 2018, he will file "Single". If married before, your husband should have filled out a form for a Temporary Tax Identification Number for you and submitted it with his tax forms if "married filing jointly". (You cannot do this electronically. It must be filed by mail.) This will give you problems as you cannot file single if you are married. He needs to file an amendment right away for his taxes, or even better, pay the $100 to talk to a tax attorney or accountant. My wife is also out of the country and we filed "jointly". We had to fill out a form for a Tax Identification Number and send it to the IRS stapled with my Federal Return.
  6. Here we go.... New month with patience, hope and congratulations!
  7. 8 weeks is the standard answer. None of us imagined waiting for a case number...believe me. I was looking at other people and I was estimating about 5 weeks as similar profiles and hoping for this week. It happened. Keep strong and keep carrying on!!!
  8. Received the NVC case number today. 34 days to get NVC case number after they received. Was lucky enough to be able to log onto CEAC and pay both AOS and IV fees today as well. One small step forward. Amazing how good it feels to just get a case number!
  9. Thank you. And, since you already have a new passport with your married name, you now know that you can start filling out NVC paperwork and the AOS with your married name. (Do note that some consulates will ask for a Police Certificate in your maiden and married name. Please check) Good luck and I hope your USCIS approval comes soon!
  10. Interesting that you should ask. When we got married in Odessa and the authority there indicated that she would have to change her name in 30 days? We found that not to be true and she could change it at any time. She wished to change her name, but we know that if she has her passport, visa and green card all issued in her maiden name, changing after that would be a lengthy hassle as well as she would need to be in Ukraine to make the passport change. To answer how long the process took? She has an appointment for her "name change" form and State Passport ID change on April 9, 2019. She made the appointment on March 25. Scheduling fills up quickly, so she had to sit by the computer at 12:00am for the website to refresh for the new day to get an appointment. I'm not sure how long it will be until she gets her new State Passport ID after going to the appointment or how long it will be to get the International Passport afterwards.
  11. This was the letter I received from the US Consulate: Dear Mr. XXXXXXXXXXX, Since your wife does not have a new passport yet and delay in DS-260 submission would delay her interview, she may complete the DS-260 form in her maiden name, listing her new last name in aliases for now. Once she has a new passport, she should send a copy to the processing agency (NVC or the Embassy, if the case would be here by then) with the request to update her DS-260. We may unlock it for corrections at any time. We hope this is helpful. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any additional questions. Regards, Immigrant Visa Unit Consular Section U.S. Embassy
  12. *UPDATE* Message from US Consulate in Ukraine: Dear Mr. XXXXXXXXX, Since your wife does not have a new passport yet and delay in DS-260 submission would delay her interview, she may complete the DS-260 form in her maiden name, listing her new last name in aliases for now. Once she has a new passport, she should send a copy to the processing agency (NVC or the Embassy, if the case would be here by then) with the request to update her DS-260. We may unlock it for corrections at any time. We hope this is helpful. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any additional questions. Regards, Immigrant Visa Unit Consular Section U.S. Embassy KyivIV@state.gov
  13. My wife has her maiden name on our marriage certificate. My wife has to go get a "name change" form and get a new State Passport ID. After the new State Passport ID, she can then go get the International Passport. She had to make an appointment to fill out the "name change" form and new State Passport ID at dmsu.gov.ua. You cannot find the form online and submit it. You have to go in person.
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