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Madison S.

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  • City
    New Haven
  • State
    Connecticut

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  • Immigration Status
    IR-1/CR-1 Visa
  • Place benefits filed at
    Potomac Service Center
  • Local Office
    Hartford CT
  • Country
    Portugal

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  1. Hi, I am not the NVC officials and they will make the decision about this based on numerous other factors (income, assets, risk factor, likelihood to become a public charge, etc.) -- but from my personal experience: In 2016 and 2017 I made less than $7000 as I was a student at the same time. In 2018 after graduating, I was making over 35k -- but my tax return from 2018 only showed 17k since I had this job for only 4 months before the end of the fiscal year. The NVC approved our petition.
  2. The rules for how they are going to be measured has not been stated. This is part of the class action law suit against Trump, his admin, and the US -- the vague terms of the proclamation. See the law suit below: http://cdn.cnn.com/cnn/2019/images/10/31/19103090.pdf
  3. https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/us-judge-blocks-trumps-health-insurance-rule-immigrants-66714176 Since the Oregon judge blocked the rule and put a temporary hold on it, what does this mean for immigrant visa interviews occurring this week? My husband's CR1 interview is on Wednesday.
  4. Thank you so much for your timely reply, I really appreciate it! Regarding your answer to 1, do you mean that when they receive the missing medical they begin processing again? I know for many people 221g/AP is a black box of undefined waiting.
  5. Hi all, My Portuguese husband's CR1 interview letter came on October 24, 2019 and scheduled his interview appointment in Paris, France for November 6, 2019 -- less than 10 business days before the interview. We were very grateful for such a soon interview, but this is a big time constraint for the medical. We immediately scheduled his medical exam, which he attended today October 28, 2019, but the medical doctor said there is no way to get the documentation processed/at the US embassy in Paris, France even when we stressed our time constraint. Further, the list of vaccination requirements she had was very different from what is listed online. In further looking online, even different US government websites list different requirements (see links below). The approved medical doctor even had a different list from these. https://www.uscis.gov/news/questions-and-answers/vaccination-requirements https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/the-immigrant-visa-process/interview/interview-prepare/medical-examination-faqs.html So my two questions are -- 1. What happens if his medical documentation is not at the embassy in time for the interview, since they only gave us 9 business days for all of this? Do we go into AP and then what...? 2. Why are all the vaccination lists different, and what are the actual requirements? Thank you.
  6. Hi again. Sorry to message you with two questions -- 

     

    My husband is now at the medical exam stage, and his interview letter came with only 9 business days prior to the interview. His medical exam in Portugal was completed as soon as possible (two business days later), but they told him they can't have the documentation at the consulate in time for the interview. Did this happen to you? If so, what is your experience with it and does it cause delays? 

     

    Also, the list of required vaccinations on the US immigration services website versus US state department website versus medical exam doctor are very different. Do you know which vaccinations were required? 

  7. Hi again. Sorry to message again!

     

    My husband is now at the medical exam stage, and his interview letter came with only 9 business days prior to the interview. His medical exam in Portugal was completed as soon as possible (two business days later), but they told him they can't have the documentation at the consulate in time for the interview. Did this happen to you? If so, what is your experience with it and does it cause delays? 

     

    Also, the list of required vaccinations on the US immigration services website versus US state department website versus medical exam doctor are very different. Do you know which vaccinations were required? 

  8. Hi everybody, My husband's interview was scheduled last week, and the same day we found out about his interview we scheduled his medical exam (as instructed). The earliest exam they could get him was today. The medical doctor says they need 10 business days to process his medical exam for the consulate. However, the interview letter didn't allot us much time, so his interview is already next week (7 business days from today). From my understanding, if the medical documentation is not in order/processed/complete by the time of the interview, we're put into administrative processing because the immigrant file/interview files are incomplete. Is this correct? Does anyone have any experience with this or any advice on what to do?
  9. I submitted paystubs and a letter from my employer with professional letterhead and a signature. If your interview is after the next fiscal year starts but you haven't gotten your tax return back yet, you can always submit a copy of the form you filed in place of a return transcript. Just be sure to submit the W2s with this. Good luck!
  10. Just got our interview letter today!!!! November 6! 😁 Saw a couple people here waiting for interview letters for France--hoping your letter comes very soon! My husband is from Portugal, but they conduct K1 and CR1 visa interviews at the embassy in Paris. We were dq on 10/8 and just got our interview letter today. Fingers crossed all goes well. So happy to see other people getting their ILs too 😁
  11. Thank you. Is it best to have a plan where he is already covered by the time of his interview, or is it sufficient to simply show we are looking at these policies and these are our financial resources (which demonstrate we can pay for them by the date he intends to arrive)?
  12. Hi everybody, I know everybody here is probably freaking out about this just as much as me. My husband got his interview date today (it's going to be Nov 6), so we need to demonstrate he can be covered by insurance within 30 days of entry. I am 23 so I am technically still riding on my father's insurance (as it's much better coverage than that offered by my employer's). Further, even if I accept it from my employer, its enrollment is on a semester-basis (as I am a paid graduate fellow), so I can't even accept to be added to it or to add a dependent or spouse until January. If he comes then, that's great and I can prove coverage within 30 days but it would still technically be $700/month or so after speaking to my employer's health resources department. In general, we are unclear on how many financial resources we must demonstrate at interview to prove we can afford the private market for him. We are also overwhelmed looking at all of our options on the private market and what degree of coverage we must attain (what coverage limit, how much we have to make for the consular officers to think we can afford this, etc.). I started looking at the American Visitor INsurance that @Shanshanjamrock mentioned. What advice do you guys have?
  13. No problem! Yes it seems it’s all about luck at waiting stages (and reading/educating/preparing ourselves in between)! Unfortunately I was unlucky at case creation and it took 10 weeks just to get a case number, so I was surprised and pleased that dq came quickly after submission. Hopefully dq comes quickly for you!
  14. I’d say start collecting documents now, given the average time frame of 6-8 weeks for case creation. Police reports need to be issued within the last year to be valid for NVC, but be aware certain counties have their own imposed expiration dates on these report certificates (such as Portugal). Good luck!
  15. I’m not sure if this will look bad per se and can’t really speak for an NVC official, but in my own experience I had less than 7k income in 2016 and 2017, as I was a student. I only had my current job (which is well above this current financial requirement) starting in 2018 for a year and one month or so at the time of submission (and approval) at NVC. The general rule I’ve seen online is to meet the requirement for 1-2 years at least, but again everything is up to the NVC officials and whether they believe this is sufficient income to support your situation. Best of luck!
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