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About rYm

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  • Location Grovetown, GA, USA

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    IR-1/CR-1 Visa
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    Potomac Service Center
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    Chicago IL
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  1. I know that, but can you take a photo of it and attach it here so I can look at it please?
  2. Did they hand you any papers after the interview? Like for instance a slip that gives you information about the process pertaining to the DHL office that will contact you when you need to collect your passport? Do you also check your case status at CEAC online to know the progress of the process? You don't really give much information and you also don't answer all the questions I have asked you in the past. It is difficult to understand where you are at and what I can tell you to do.
  3. Shalom JimBette, what did they say to you at your interview? Did they give you anything after the interview was done? Did they keep your passport? Usually within two weeks after approval you will be contacted by DHL as soon as they have received the passport with the visa inside. You then have to collect it from them.
  4. Casim I did my interview in August already and got my immigrant visa two weeks later and we are in the US already. If you look at my timeline you will see the entire process laid out.
  5. Dana, here is some info for you. After NVC schedules your visa interview appointment, they will send you, your petitioner, and your agent/attorney (if applicable) an email or letter noting the appointment date and time. After you receive an interview appointment letter from NVC, you must take the following steps BEFORE the interview date. Step 1: Schedule and Complete a Medical Examination You (and each family member or “derivative applicant” applying for a visa with you) are required to schedule a medical appointment with an authorized physician in the country where you will be interviewed. Only AFTER you receive your appointment date, should you complete your medical examination, along with any required vaccinations. The medical exam must be completed BEFORE your visa interview. This exam must be with an embassy-approved doctor. Exams conducted by other physicians will not be accepted. Read embassy-specific instructions and get a list of approved doctors on the Medical Examination page. After your exam, the doctor will either send the exam results directly to the embassy or give you a sealed envelope. If the doctor gives you an envelope, do not open it. Instead, bring it to your visa interview and give it to the consular officer. Step 2: Register for Courier Service/Other Pre-Interview Instructions Many U.S. Embassies and Consulates require visa applicants to pre-register for courier services. This service is for returning applicant passports and visas to them after the interview. Each consular section also has unique entry and security requirements, including whether applicants can bring cell phones into the embassy or consulate. Before your interview, read the specific requirements for where you will be interviewed. Choose the city where your interview will take place from the List of U.S. Embassies and Consulates to review Embassy/Consulate requirements. The supplement may contain other requirements specific to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where your interview will be held, so please read these instructions carefully. Step 3: Gather Documents Required for the Interview Every visa applicant no matter their age must bring certain documents to the interview, including photographs, the original version of all civil documents submitted to NVC, copies of those documents, and financial documents from the petitioner and any other financial sponsors. Please review Items Your Must Bring to Your Visa Interview. You must bring the documents on this list even if you submitted a photocopy of them to NVC. What happens if you forget to bring something on this list? The consular officer will not be able to complete the processing of your visa. You will have to gather the missing items and provide them to the embassy, and may have to come for additional interviews. Failure to bring all items on the above list can delay visa issuance. Here is a link to the Sandton Family Medical Center's website where you have to register for your medical appointments, there are two appointment days, and this must be done before your interview. http://www.sandtoncityfamilymedicalcentre.co.za/us.php Then you also have to register on this site where the interview date should appear - we did not get our date from NVC so I don't know how this part will work in your situation, but click on the link below and register. https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-za/iv/users/sign_in I hope this helps you. Marlize
  6. Did NVC send you an email with an attachment? Because you have to schedule your own medical appointments as well. There usually is an appointment confirmation letter/email with instructions in it. Dana, if you want to you are welcome to contact us via phone on 0816499669.
  7. We wasted no time! We called NVC repeatedly. Call them, write down who you talk to, and also what they tell you. It was because of this back and forth with phone calls and the things we were told that I kept a strict timeline and eventually emailed NVC and put in an expedite request. They sent it to the US Consular General in SA who approved my request. Otherwise we would still be at NVC.
  8. The interview went fine. I was not asked questions that were specific. Just asked about my marriage and the interviewing officer focused on my husband and asked him more questions pertaining to his past marriages. That was it. I don't know what stage you are at but my case was expedited and as soon as the US Consulate in Johannesburg they emailed me an appointment confirmation letter. I had to schedule my own interview date via a website. They provide all the information. Once my interview was scheduled I also had to schedule my own medical appointments. They do those in two appointments. My interview was successful and I am waiting for my passport to be returned to me together with my immigrant packet.
  9. We were also hanging at NVC and they kept asking us for the same info over and over again and documents getting lost etc. We emailed them an Expedite Request with our entire timeline included and screen shots with all the mistakes they made and they sent our request to the US Consulate in Johannesburg and the Consular General accepted it and within two weeks were able to schedule my interview date and the medical appointments. My interview was August 15th.
  10. We were in Johannesburg for my IR1 interview on the 15th of August. I was approved. But I had to fly back to Namibia and courier my passport back to the US Consulate for them to put my visa in it. Still waiting to hear from them. I hope it does not take too long until they send my passport and immigration packet to me via DHL! My husband is from Augusta, GA.

    1. Meagan and Andrew

      Meagan and Andrew


      I hope you hear back from them soon!

      I think you may have met my husband Andrew at your medical appointment? He was telling me about a Namibian that was talking about possibly having to do something like that! If so, that's too funny! 

      Good luck to you guys!!! 

    2. rYm


      We did meet people at the Dr Hoosen's office, but they were Lee and Debbie Kay. They were very kind and helped us a bunch as we were unfamiliar with the JHB surroundings and it made things easier for us with travelling to Morningside for x-rays and back to Medical Mews for the rest of the medicals. I enjoyed reading your progress. 

    3. rYm


      My husband said he spoke with your husband while I was inside with the doctor on my second visit. So yes, he remembers Andrew!

  11. Did you have to schedule your own interview appointment at the US Consulate in Johannesburg. We received an appointment confirmation letter with instructions on it as to what to load on CEAC and to make sure we have our papers in order. They have a general email which they send out and on it they say - 1. SCHEDULE OR RE-SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT: We are no longer able to manually schedule interviews or follow up appointments at the Consulate. You may schedule / reschedule your appointment through our online scheduling service. Please visit https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-za/iv/users/sign_in to create an account and / or choose a new appointment from the appointment calendar. Please note that interview dates are subject to availability. Additionally, availability for follow up appointments is limited. We do not recommend rescheduling your NVC or KCC scheduled interview date if possible. I created an account on the link they gave and there is a section that allows you to pick a date, always on a Thursday. Am I to understand that I have to schedule my own immigrant visa interview and schedule my medicals and just pitch up at the US Consulate on the date I picked?
  12. Thank you spinkycow for your response. We received an email from them this morning with instructions. We have completed the extra uploads they were asking form My only other questions is this - They have this request under their point number 9. Documentary proof of relationship between the beneficiary and petitioner. What all do they want for that?
  13. We were informed on Tuesday 30 July 2019 by NVC that our request for expedite was accepted by the US Consular General and that everything was sent to the US Consulate in Johannesburg. We did a case status check and it said READY for interview. How long do we wait for the Consulate to get in touch with us about our interview date?
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