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Sabi76

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About Sabi76

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  • Location Austin, TX, USA

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    Austin
  • State
    Texas

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  • Immigration Status
    IR-1/CR-1 Visa
  • Place benefits filed at
    Nebraska Service Center
  • Local Office
    Dallas TX
  • Country
    Ecuador

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  1. Thanks, I had not figured out how to change and managed to figure it out this time. I had thought that by updating the timeline it too would have would have updated that info.
  2. I need to find this posting I had read that it was discussed on the forums that it was reported by Visajourney members that after filing the i-130 and then the i-129f that although the i-129f was denied it caused the i-130 to process faster. If anyone can link it here that would be great otherwise I will try to locate it with the next few days and update it here.
  3. What you have so far is great! When our interview was conducted all they wanted to review was proof of merged/shared finances, and photos of proof of relationship. We had a few photos of just my wife and myself but the majority of our photos, 50ish+, were of us with family and friends. This demonstrated that we were not hiding our ashamed of our union by actually spending time with other people and showing that by being together at various events and different times during our visits and that they accepted our relationship.
  4. So long as you're picture meets all the requirements or go to Walmart and get a picture taken. If she is out of the country there are usually a lot of shops, usually printing places, that provide an inexpensive passport photo service. You can inquire if they can email the digital print to you so you don't have to worry about scanning it so you can upload it. As for your other question usually they want the actual marriage document that is entered into the official database. In our case they needed "the book" version of the marriage document not the computer print out. Also be aware that they will need it translated, apostilled, and certified by a notary. When it comes to the second stage for NVC filing they will also need it translated, apostilled, and certified by a notary again if they expired.
  5. After further research it turns out you can file i-129 https://www.uscis.gov/i-129f as of 2021 this fee $535. "However, there is no filing fee for a K-3 spouse (as designated in 8 CFR 214.1(a)(2)) who is filing Form I-129F as the spouse of a U.S. citizen." So then she can be here with you as you both wait for the i-130 to process and complete the NVC process.
  6. Hi, your income if it's only meant to support the two maybe the Gross adjusted income since that is the income the US determines is what you could actually gain access to to spend. So if you claim losses and your income is less than $21,500 then you will need to have other people file a i-864 to help support you and your wife. Your income seems to be sufficient. Poverty Guidelines https://www.uscis.gov/i-864p 2 people 21550 I read too late on a different post that if you also file form i-129 you can actually get your i-130 to process faster. In our case with less than 45 days to our review date it was no longer cost effective to save a few weeks of processing so we didn't do it. And of course now that I go looking for it to post for your reference I can't locate it. You're NOA1 (Notice of Action) will be mailed to you and report the date that your i-130 was accepted which should be the same date that you mailed out the form. Refer to the following link for a good guide to follow and of course refer to the information provided on the USCIS page for documentation needed as well.
  7. Hi, Just a quick search provided these results https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=passport+photos+athens+greece. Since they are going to use the photos for the immigration paperwork its reported that Photos must be printed on photo quality paper. The photo quality paper can be either matte or glossy photo paper. https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/photos/frequently-asked-questions.html
  8. Hi, in an effort to try to give you a little bit of a point of reference by using our current data and data provided earlier in an earlier thread we have made an educated guess that 7 months from date NVC accepts your paperwork is when you will be notified for your appointment. We were notified on February 9th of our scheduled visa appointment which is March 30th, 2021 so it takes an additional 2 months before actually attending it. Excerpt from our timeline: Case Completed at NVC : 2020-07-24 Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2021-02-09 Taking an excerpt of information posted by JKLSemicolon, where he pointed out with the following actual data: "Right now the U.S. Embassy/Consulate in Ecuador mentions that CR-1/IR-1 visas are being processed in Guayaquil, and have been since August. I was visiting in Ecuador when the state of emergency was announced in December but I thought it was quickly rescinded and I wasn't able to find any reference to this when it came to visa processing at the Consulate. I have been checking the monthly immigrant visa issuance statistics from the Department of State and will list the total number of CR-1+IR-1 visas issued by month in Guayaquil since the beginning of last year. Since interviews are required for these visas, this the best proxy that I know of for judging what is happening there: January 2020: 101 visas February 2020: 77 visas March 2020: 36 visas April 2020: 5 visas May 2020: 2 visas June 2020: 7 visas July 2020: 21 visas August 2020: 51 visas September 2020: 58 visas October 2020: 70 visas November 2020: 44 visas December 2020: 71 visas ." On 02/19/2021 https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/755299 It appears that the slowdown added 5 months to the total wait time after analyzing the previous data. Prior to COVID-19 processing times had expectantly been about 30 days of a delay between when NVC accepted documents and when the Consulate in Ecuador was then contacting beneficiaries for an appointment at the Consulate. This usually had meant another 30 days at least before going to the appointment or two months delay from when NVC accepted your documents to when you went for the interview. If this 2 months was still the norm when we finished filing on practically the beginning of August we would have had an appointment as soon as October. Now lets examine the fact that we got notified of an appointment towards the beginning of February for a date of March 30th which is basically April. We can then take notice that from October to April this is actually a 7 month delay on top what was normally expected to be 2 months from when documents were accepted by NVC. This is a total of 9 months. Actual data from our timeline shows we finished paperwork at beginning of August, rounding up. From August to February this is 7 months. Lets add the difference of time I explained earlier from being notified of appointment to actual appointment date and that is an additional 2 more months (February to April). This is a total of a 9 month delay of time from when your paperwork is accepted by the NVC and you actually going in for the interview at the Consulate in Guayaquil. This is just an estimate but the best that you can go by using current data and from our dates as a point of reference. TL/DR: By my estimates it will be 9 months from the date NVC accepts your documents to the time when you will walk in for your interview.
  9. Hi, in an effort to try to give you a little bit of a point of reference by using our current data and data provided earlier in the thread I would guess that 7 months from date NVC accepts your paperwork is when you will be notified for your appointment. Our scheduled visa appointment is March 30th, 2021 so it takes an additional 2 months before actually attending it. Case Completed at NVC : 2020-07-24 Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2021-02-09 This took us 7 months to be notified but as JKLSemicolon, pointed out with actual data, processing slowed down to almost a standstill and the Consulate has since then started to pick up speed again. It appears that the slowdown added 5 months to the total wait time because of it. Previous to COVID-19 processing times had expectedly been about 30 days of a delay between when NVC accepted documents and when Ecuador was then contacting beneficiaries for an appointment at the Consulate which then meant another 30 days at least before going to the appointment. Then it might have been that we would have had an appointment as soon as October 1st. Now if we look at the fact that we got an appointment for March 30th which is basically April to make estimates easier then from October to April that is actually a 7 month delay . We finished paperwork at beginning of August, rounding up. So August to October is 2 months plus the 7 months for a total of a 9 month delay of estimated time from when your paperwork is accepted by the NVC and you a set appointment to go in for an interview. This is just an estimate but the best that you can go by using current data and from our dates as a point of reference.
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