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    IR-1/CR-1 Visa
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    Phoenix AZ Lockbox
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    Sent: Mar. 3, 2019 (Phoenix LB)
    Delivered: Mar. 3, 2019
    NOA1: Mar. 15, 2019 (LIN)
    NOA2: Sep. 24, 2019 (I-129F Sent: Aug. 12, 2019)
    I-130 Sent to NVC: Oct. 08, 2019
    NVC Received: Nov. 09, 2019
    IV Submitted:  Dec. 23, 2019

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  1. Update again - JTB canceled all tours to Hawaii until the end of August. As of now, Guam is still an option if you need to get a visa stamped and don't want to quarantine. https://www.kitv.com/story/42331520/jtb-hawaii-extends-cancellations-until-end-of-august https://www.pncguam.com/gvb-sends-official-notice-that-guam-is-lifting-quarantine-restrictions-for-tourists/
  2. That's the same subject line we got. Actually there 2 emails. 1st email: "Notice regarding your Immigrant Visa Case" 2nd email: (Later the same day): "Notice regarding your Immigrant Visa Case becoming Documentarily Qualified" About 10 days later, another email: "Immigrant Visa Interview Appointment"
  3. Update - JTB pushed the Hawaii yours back to Aug. 1, 2020
  4. Update - JTB pushed the Hawaii tours back to August 1, 2020
  5. This is a bit late but, good news for me and others needing Japan to relax a little. Hopefully things will get back to normal-ish soon. "Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lifted a coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo and four other remaining areas on Monday, ending the restrictions nationwide..." JTB began booking tours to Hawaii, dates stating in mid-July. Hawaii's mandatory 14-day quarantine is set to end June 30, 2020. Guam will lift their mandatory 14-day quarantine starting July 1 for tourist from Japan, S. Korea, and Thailand. Guam and Hawaii have a P.O.E. so anyone short on time from JP, SK, TH can take a nice trip. Hopefully these changes will be reciprocal and Japan will let US passports, or at the least their own permanent residents, back in. https://www.pncguam.com/quarantine-to-be-lifted-for-tourists-july-1-limited-dine-in-service-resumes-friday/ https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/japan-lifts-coronavirus-emergency-remaining-areas-70864494
  6. Just found out Guam will be opening their tourism industry on July 1, 2020 to Japan, S. Korea, and Thailand. The 14-day quarantine will be removed. Guam also has a P.O.E. if you need to get a visa stamped. I'm hoping it will be reciprocal for folks going to Japan. https://www.pncguam.com/quarantine-to-be-lifted-for-tourists-july-1-limited-dine-in-service-resumes-friday/ https://www.pncguam.com/japan-lifts-coronavirus-emergency/
  7. Yup. While partly COVID related, I think it will add further delays (and annoyance) for folks trying to immigrate from China..
  8. My wife just told me JTB is starting to book trips (tours) to Hawaii from mid-July. There was talk locally of setting up a travel bubble between Japan and Hawaii. So it might be a good sign Japan will open up for US passport holders. Or at the very least, allow foreigners living in Japan to return if they leave.
  9. I included a copy of my wife's i94 history with her application. It showed Arrival and Departure dates that are accurate. Maybe that will help you out along with the passport copies. https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/#/history-search
  10. No it's not a bad thing. The case was assigned to a country a wife doesn't live. Then we got the run around trying to fix it. If your case is stuck and you can't get information your Reps should be able to help. It was quite easy to contact them and the Reps office responded pretty quick. It won't hurt to at least try.
  11. More reason to try and contact them. The Reps are there for the people. Sometimes they can shake things loose. 😃
  12. I asked my repetitiveness (House and Senate) for help trying to get my wife's case transferred. I was getting the runaround from NVC and the Guangzhou consulate. Within 3 days they got the same canned response from both. They pressed harder and was able to get the case transferred and interview setup very quickly. Your situation is different from ours but I don't think it will hurt at all if you ask them for help. Contacted my Rep's for help: Feb. 5, 2020 - Rep contacted Guangzhou & Tokyo. Response 1: Feb. 11, 2020 - Guangzhou gave copy/paste info to my Rep's office. Response 2: Feb. 18, 2020 - Tokyo Embassy - Requested transfer fm China - Case in Administrative Processing Response 3: Feb. 21, 2020 - Transfer complete; New interview scheduled.
  13. To add on to this, Japan is not allowing gaijin card holders to reenter as well. My wife is from China and has lived/worked in Japan for 10+ years. Her visa expires soon so she was going to come here for a few weeks then go back to close up shop. But the Japan government (by phone and email) said she wouldn't be allowed entry if she traveled to a country listed within 14 days. https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page4e_001053.html Hopefully they change that rule before the visa expires. Or she can convince her company to allow her to telework forever.
  14. haha I know how that goes. I've made that trip several times. Now I just take the train from SD <-> LA. It's quite relaxing.
  15. San Diego California. It's America's Finest City for a reason..... Just sayin
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