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    IR-1/CR-1 Visa
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  1. All glory to God Almighty. My case went through Administrative Processing successfully and after 95days I received a call/email to submit my passport for my immigrant visa. I picked up my passport and visa, 2 days ago. Praise God.
  2. Under customary marriage laws in Nigeria, there are no marriage certificates issued. Customary marriages are only known between the intending couples, family members of the couples and people who witnessed or participated in the ceremony. This makes it difficult to clarify the date at which such marriage was established or registered. You can find more about Customary Marriages in Nigeria here: https://www.wikiprocedure.com/index.php/Nigeria_-_Register_Customary_Marriage Do you advise I send an email to the US Consulate with an attachment of a sworn affidavit to confirm the correct date of my previous customary marriage, notarized by a Notary Public office?
  3. Yes, Jorgedig. The date of the previous marriage stated on the Divorce Decree from the Customary Court is incorrect. The correct date is May 30th 2015. But I don't blame the officials from Court for this mixup. In my head, I had always had April 2015 as the date of my previous marriage. I gave that date during the divorce proceedings. Is it advisable I send an email to US Consulate with an attachment of a sworn notarized affidavit to confirm the correct date of my previous marriage, from the Notary Public office?
  4. So you see, I wasn't officially married yet when I attended that interview in May 2015 and that's why when I was asked to explain why I said I was single in my DS-160 visa form (of May 2015) while my Divorce Decree said I was married in April 2015, I replied saying that we were in the process of 'consummating' the marriage between April and May 2015.
  5. Yes, you're right. They do have data related to all previous visa applications. I can't remember the exact date now but I've always had April 2015, as the date of my previous Customary marriage because that was the month and year, representatives from both families met to do a formal introduction/declare marriage intentions but it wasn't done until the last Saturday in May 2015 (which was 30th of May). I filled out/completed a DS-160 visa form for a F1 visa I was applying for at the time on the 6th of May 2015 and attended the visa interview on the 20th of May 2015 (10 days before my previous marriage). So you see, I wasn't married yet when I attended that interview and I didn't get the visa, all the same.
  6. Thank you Jorgedig, Yes, you are right. Looking back now, I realize that wasn't the word I intended to use. I wasn't expecting that question, so I didn't know of the best word or way to explain myself without giving a wrong/false information.
  7. Thanks for responding again. Yes, I handed over the original copy my Divorce Decree to the Consular Officer when he asked for it, during the interview. The mix-up was discovered when he looked at my previous (DS-160) non-immigrant visa application of May 20th 2015 on his computer and compared it with the Divorce Decree, I submitted. Then he asked, Why does your divorce decree say that you were married in April 2015 and your DS-160 visa form of May 2015, indicates that you were single? I wasn't prepared for that question neither was I expecting any question from a previous visa application, so I simply answered: We were in the process of consummating the marriage during that time. Between April and May of 2015. I didn't give any further explanation after I answered that question because I didn't want to give a wrong/false statement. Moreso, due to the pain and emotional embarrassment I suffered in that marriage, I try as much as possible to forget all about it and never wish to relive my ordeal. Looking back now, I wish I have another chance to explain better. Anyway, my wife explained that in the email she last sent to them. The Consular Officer kept the Divorce Decree I gave to him and gave me back my passport and a white paper. Lastly, I didn't put single where I was supposed to put married. I boldly explained details of my case, in my first post. The mix-up is with the date and year of my previous marriage in my Divorce Decree, when compared with my previous (DS-160) visa application of May 2015. Please free feel to ask me anymore questions you aren't sure of and I will respond. I am ready to provide a sworn notarized affidavit to confirm that the correct date of my previous customary marriage was the last Saturday of May 2015. Do you advise that I go ahead with that?
  8. Thank you for your response, Payxibka. I appreciate your time. I am really bothered why my case status on the CEAC website still say "Ready", after 22 days of my visa interview instead of it saying "Administrative Processing", if it's actually undergoing administrative processing. But now I understand why it's so - going by Dwheels76's input. Waiting and sending emails periodically, it is then..
  9. Hello Dwheels76, Thank you for responding. I honestly thought that I tagged you in my post. Earlier today, I had followed everyone I intended to tag, just before my post. I'm sorry I eventually didn't tag you in my message. It skipped my mind. Do you think that we should be proactive - I mean, calling and/or sending emails periodically, or do you think we should stop calling and/or sending emails and just wait until they complete further processing? I appreciate your response.
  10. I had my CR1 visa interview at the U.S Consulate in Lagos-Nigeria, 22 days ago and after the interview, the Consular Officer said my case required "further processing". These are the details of my case:- - My case status on the CEAC website has been on "Ready". Infact, it's been on "Ready" even before my visa interview. - My case status on the CEAC website was last updated on 15th October. - I had previously applied for a non-immigrant visa in 2014, 2015 and 2016, before I met my USC wife. I was denied the visa, all 3 times. - I had been previously married. It was a Customary marriage. That marriage only last for about 1 year (1 year and 4 months precisely, because of the Customary Court judgement that dragged on) and ended on a very bitter note. It was from April/May 2015 to October 2016. - I met my USC wife in December 2017 and we got married in April 2018. - In my DS-160 visa form of May 20th 2015, I indicated single - as my marital status. As at the date of filing that form, I was not yet formally married to my previous spouse. We eventually got married 10 days later. - Family members of both families had met in April 2015 and a formal introduction was done but we didn't get married until the last Saturday of May 2015. - I have always had April 2015 in my head, so during the divorce proceedings at the Customary Court, when we were asked when our marriage started, we gave out April 2015 as the date and year. - So our divorce decree from the Customary Court indicated that my Customary marriage started in April 2015, instead of May 2015. This is the reason for the mix-up. - During the interview the Consular Officer asked me: Why does your divorce decree say that you were married in April 2015 and your DS-160 visa form of May 2015, indicates that you were single? - I answered: We were in the process of consummating the marriage during that time. Between April and May of 2015. - No other document was asked for during the interview because I front-loaded every single required (Financial & Civil) document, during the NVC stage. - After the interview, the Consular Officer said: "my case requires further processing". We will call or email you, as soon as we are done. He hands me back my passport and a piece of white paper which indicated "Before we can continue adjudicating your immigrant visa application, your case must undergo additional administrative processing. We will notify you by email or pone, as soon as ........." This is my story. My immigrant visa application process has been a long and frustrating one. Words cannot really describe the frustration this whole process has brought upon my wife and I, as newlyweds. My wife has sent an email to LAGOSIV@State.Gov and has also called. There has not been any response to her email and when she called yesterday, she was told the same thing, everyone else in this dark-hole is told; "All you need to do is wait". The most important question on my lips right now is, why does my case status on the CEAC website still say "Ready", after 22 days of my visa interview? If my case is actually undergoing administrative processing, why hasn't my case status changed to "Administrative Processing"? I will appreciate your response and advise. #Missileman #Greenbaum #TBoneTX #Geowrian #Boiler #Payxibka #Paul & Mary
  11. No, not yet. I haven't heard back from the U.S consulate yet. My case status on the ceac website, still shows ‘Ready’.
  12. Congratulations Ola4Ola.. I read your comments and journey the dark-hole called AP. I give all glory to God for bringing you and your husband out of it eventually. I interviewed at the same Consulate here in Lagos last week Tuesday (on the 8th of October precisely). After my interview, the CO returned my passport to me and said my case required further processing, and that they will notify me when it's concluded. However, when I checked my case status on the ceac website, it always showed ‘Ready’. It has been on ‘Ready’ even before my interview. I'd like to share my story with you..
  13. Hello Cheridane, How are you doing today? I just came across your post. I actually have the same situation. There is an error in my ds260 form.. I had earlier notified NVC about the error before my case was sent to the US Consulate and they responded and said that any errors on my ds260 form can be corrected during the visa interview. I also wrote to the US Consulate where I am attending my visa interview that's coming up next week and requested that my ds260 form be opened so that I can correct the mistake but there hasn't been any response yet. Hopefully, I can have the error corrected before my visa interview but if not, I will bring it to the notice of the C.O. at the start of the interview. How did your husband's visa interview go today? How was he able to correct the error in his ds260 form? I hope and pray that his visa interview went well and that he gets his visa to join you asap. Reply soon.
  14. Yes. Pictures of you and your spouse, pictures of you and your spouse with family members, pictures of you and your spouse with friends. It is called front-loading. And it is done to tell your story and prove that your marriage is bonafide, even before your visa interview.
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