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    portorusa got a reaction from Diane and Chris in to ask the passport be returned   
    Nobody "brought" nothing on themselves, it's called life circumstances, my dear. You seem to be young, and may have more patience, good for you. My husband and I are approaching retirement, and life is too short. We already feel being "robbed" of many, many days that could otherwise be lived in happiness.
    It's not ethical to try to shame me into my "privileged position", as well as to compare my situation with the others. Do I feel sorry for those in the same boat? You bet, I am. But it doesn't change the fact of an opportunity to see my husband sooner. It is present, it is there. And we are willing to take a risk. The worst case scenario is being sent back at the border. But at least we tried.
    If my husband were say, from Pakistan, I might have not opened this topic. And there is an option on the Embassy website to request your passport while being in AP, and it's for a reason, so we think we do have this reason. Even if most people here disagree, and I understand it, too.
    For those saying that asking the passport back may slow down the process, I disagree. Passport or no passport, Administrative Processing is under way. Just ask those whose passports were returned to them post-interview and pre-AP, then asked be sent to the Embassy as soon as AP is completed.
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    portorusa got a reaction from Alix64 in Paris Embassy   
    Thank you for the information, very useful !
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    portorusa got a reaction from Justicemum in VAWA, Part 17   
    I know of a similar case with a positive result. Happened long time ago to someone I know well. Congratulations on the I-360 approval! Based on this approval, it’s up to the immigration judge to decide your fate. Depends on the reason why they put you in removal proceedings in the first place. Yes, to live in the unknown like that since 2008, it’s really hell. My heart goes for you. Pray that the judge take mercy on you. Good luck!
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    portorusa reacted to SusieQQQ in K1 spouse kinda desperate - may need advise/help   
    Sorry if I missed this, but what is stopping you getting a job? If you already have a conditional GC, you have been here for a while. You clearly speak decent English. The jobs market is absolutely pumping at the moment. At worst you can get a minimum wage job. I know others have suggested counseling, and that is certainly an option, but my reading of your posts is that you are quite certain you will be moving out. If that is the case - if the area you are in is not suitable for the profession you’re in (though I imagine IT jobs are needed most places), move. Or move back to Switzerland if your job and living prospects are better there.
     
    I don’t mean to sound unsympathetic, but I am wondering why you seem intent on staying here if your marriage does break up, when you say you “feel alone and have no contacts”, and have no job, and are worried about becoming homeless, when it sounds like you could return to a comfortable life in a safe, beautiful first world country.  
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    portorusa reacted to Orangesapples in USC being threatned with VAWA.   
    100% wrong. A person doesn't need to be on the lease in order to be considered a tenant in the legal sense and you can't just kick them out. Especially if you happen to be married to them. 
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    portorusa reacted to dwheels76 in I130 Interview -Visa refused and no paperwork given-Lagos Consulate   
    Okay first a NOID/NOIR will not be forthcoming anytime two. It can take 12 to q8 months to hear from USCIS. Your petition can sit at embassy 3 to 6 months before they even send it back.
     
    It says refused, but did they actually tell your husband they are sending your petition back to USCIS?
     
    What were the question they ask your husband?  Was there a main focus of questioning? When was the last time you visited? Has he ever been married? Does he have children? Any red flags? Has he ever applied for visitor, business or student visa before? If he has did he say he was married to show stronger ties?
       
    This is what you need to do. You need to email the embassy now at Lagosiv@state.gov
    In the SUBJECT : CASE#-His full name-Reason for Refusal
     
    In the body of the email state yuru husband had interview on XXXXX and was told he was refused the visa and we could appeal but no reason why he was refused. Why were we refused?
     
    Is there any evidence or document you need me xxxxxx the petitioner to send to you.
     
     
    I would also contact your US Senators office and ask them to look into it.
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    portorusa got a reaction from camerica in to ask the passport be returned   
    Nobody "brought" nothing on themselves, it's called life circumstances, my dear. You seem to be young, and may have more patience, good for you. My husband and I are approaching retirement, and life is too short. We already feel being "robbed" of many, many days that could otherwise be lived in happiness.
    It's not ethical to try to shame me into my "privileged position", as well as to compare my situation with the others. Do I feel sorry for those in the same boat? You bet, I am. But it doesn't change the fact of an opportunity to see my husband sooner. It is present, it is there. And we are willing to take a risk. The worst case scenario is being sent back at the border. But at least we tried.
    If my husband were say, from Pakistan, I might have not opened this topic. And there is an option on the Embassy website to request your passport while being in AP, and it's for a reason, so we think we do have this reason. Even if most people here disagree, and I understand it, too.
    For those saying that asking the passport back may slow down the process, I disagree. Passport or no passport, Administrative Processing is under way. Just ask those whose passports were returned to them post-interview and pre-AP, then asked be sent to the Embassy as soon as AP is completed.
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    portorusa got a reaction from PJourney in 221(g) + police clearance + passport   
    We sent the Police Certificate to the Embassy in Paris electronically and also by mail. 
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    portorusa got a reaction from jack1821 in VAWA, Part 17   
    I know of a similar case with a positive result. Happened long time ago to someone I know well. Congratulations on the I-360 approval! Based on this approval, it’s up to the immigration judge to decide your fate. Depends on the reason why they put you in removal proceedings in the first place. Yes, to live in the unknown like that since 2008, it’s really hell. My heart goes for you. Pray that the judge take mercy on you. Good luck!
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    portorusa got a reaction from Nadou in VAWA, Part 17   
    I know of a similar case with a positive result. Happened long time ago to someone I know well. Congratulations on the I-360 approval! Based on this approval, it’s up to the immigration judge to decide your fate. Depends on the reason why they put you in removal proceedings in the first place. Yes, to live in the unknown like that since 2008, it’s really hell. My heart goes for you. Pray that the judge take mercy on you. Good luck!
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    portorusa got a reaction from MartaMMM in Supreme Court allows Trump administration to move forward with 'public charge' rule (merged)   
    It's an assumption that if a USC cannot afford themselves, they cannot afford a spouse. However, the reality proves that in most cases an immigrant spouse gets a job and supports both themselves AND a USC spouse. There are lots of jobs in the US available even for those with low English language skills (or none at all).
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    portorusa got a reaction from B&C2017 in US sponsor/husband in prison   
    Suppose he’ll find a joint sponsor. But even in this case he is your main sponsor. Do inmates file taxes, by the way? And what does he write in his I-130 Petition as his residence address...cell number, Unit number, Prison name?
    P.S. Where’s that VJ guy with his ~Tales of the Green Card~?🙊
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    portorusa got a reaction from Ray.Bonaquist in US sponsor/husband in prison   
    Suppose he’ll find a joint sponsor. But even in this case he is your main sponsor. Do inmates file taxes, by the way? And what does he write in his I-130 Petition as his residence address...cell number, Unit number, Prison name?
    P.S. Where’s that VJ guy with his ~Tales of the Green Card~?🙊
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    portorusa got a reaction from MorganandMichael in US sponsor/husband in prison   
    Suppose he’ll find a joint sponsor. But even in this case he is your main sponsor. Do inmates file taxes, by the way? And what does he write in his I-130 Petition as his residence address...cell number, Unit number, Prison name?
    P.S. Where’s that VJ guy with his ~Tales of the Green Card~?🙊
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    portorusa got a reaction from missileman in US sponsor/husband in prison   
    Suppose he’ll find a joint sponsor. But even in this case he is your main sponsor. Do inmates file taxes, by the way? And what does he write in his I-130 Petition as his residence address...cell number, Unit number, Prison name?
    P.S. Where’s that VJ guy with his ~Tales of the Green Card~?🙊
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    portorusa got a reaction from gregcrs2 in US sponsor/husband in prison   
    Suppose he’ll find a joint sponsor. But even in this case he is your main sponsor. Do inmates file taxes, by the way? And what does he write in his I-130 Petition as his residence address...cell number, Unit number, Prison name?
    P.S. Where’s that VJ guy with his ~Tales of the Green Card~?🙊
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    portorusa got a reaction from Alix64 in French/American Couples - Part III - 2014   
    Congratulations! You guys are very lucky, a smooth process along the way, and now it's almost over! Very happy for you, good luck!
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    portorusa got a reaction from Devon&Sandra in French/American Couples - Part III - 2014   
    Congratulations! You guys are very lucky, a smooth process along the way, and now it's almost over! Very happy for you, good luck!
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    portorusa got a reaction from Devon&Sandra in French/American Couples - Part III - 2014   
    Congratulations!!! Very happy for you
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    portorusa got a reaction from Alix64 in French/American Couples - Part III - 2014   
    Congratulations !!!🎉🎈🍾 How old is your stepson? Does your husband have other children?
    About 3 weeks later we got our IL after DQ.
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    portorusa got a reaction from Mr & Mrs T in French/American Couples - Part III - 2014   
    Congratulations !!!🎉🎈🍾 How old is your stepson? Does your husband have other children?
    About 3 weeks later we got our IL after DQ.
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    portorusa got a reaction from Foibh in Registering marriage at French consulate in US   
    We have registered our US marriage with the French Consulate in Los Angeles. The whole process took about 3 months. The Livret de Famille mailed to the US address.
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    portorusa got a reaction from Visitor User in LPR Mother applying for out-of-status adult, single Son.   
    Negative comments aside, isn't your son eligible for DACA?
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    portorusa got a reaction from Alix64 in French/American Couples - Part III - 2014   
    Congratulations!!! Very happy for you
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    portorusa reacted to geowrian in Administrative process updates (merged threads)   
    Every case goes through AP. Some take days, some take weeks, some take months, and some even take years.
    Sometimes AP is just used to complete final processing before issuing the visa.
    Sometimes AP has a specific reason, such as missing documents.
    Sometimes AP has an unspecific reason, like supervisor review, document verification, or background checks.
     
    The difficulty in having people post about AP timelines in a thread is that the cause of AP varies so much even within the same consulate (and across consulates), so it's practical usage is minimal.
    Possibly having a timeline field may or may not show somewhat of a pattern among people with > x days of wait (i.e. anybody waiting in AP over 30 days, over 60 days, over 90 days, etc.). No way to know for sure until the data is collected, although anecdotal evidence does indicate some commonalities.
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