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About BBQKangaroo

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  • Location Dallas, TX, USA

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    Sent: May 24, 2019 (Phoenix LB)

    NOA1/PD: May 29, 2019 (LIN)


    Sent: December 8, 2019 (Dallas LB)

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  1. Yes! He was able to attend the interview, no problems at all. Visa was in hand approx. 4 days later and was able to enter NY on Sunday the 11th

  2. Yep! He's Aussie but studies in Italy. Was not attending university in Italy due to the pandemic but his interview was scheduled for Naples. His flights to the consulate are the ones I was worried about + quarantine. Luckily Naples automatically schedules the medical visit for 1 day before the interview in a closeby medical center. 5 days was definitely not enough time for us but at this point we're just trying to make the best of it. I definitely haven't scheduled flights back to the U.S. because we're aware that a lot can happen until the visa is in hand!
  3. So sorry to hear that, hang in there. I'm sure things will slowly go back to normal fairly soon
  4. Yeah we haven't booked flights back yet! I wasn't clear enough that it was his tickets there because he's no longer in the country that he's being interviewed in. Agreed, I'm not too worried about AP because our lawyer said we're over prepared and don't fit the criteria for cases that usually go into AP
  5. Yes definitely, it's so hard to look at it from an outside perspective when it's your family Thanks for the fresh outlook because it's easier to process like that! Thank you!
  6. Yeah I understand! I was referring to his flights there as he is no longer living in the country he was studying in due to COVID. We haven't bought tickets back to the U.S. thankfully
  7. Under the advice of our immigration lawyer! Nonetheless we won't be booking his ticket back to the US until he has his passport back. I was speaking in regards to his flight there (he wasn't currently in the country his interview was scheduled). Yes, and silver lining to the COVID situation!
  8. Yes, it's not the worst case scenario, but he will be missing a family wedding and plane tickets are increasingly harder to find. 5 days is just very short notice for a reschedule.
  9. Hello all, Just received an email in the middle of the night 5 days before my husband's scheduled interview. "Dear visa appointment holder, We regret to inform you that we need to reschedule your visa interview that was previously scheduled on September 22, 2020. A recent court order in litigation unrelated to your case has required us to prioritize Diversity Visa (DV) immigrant applications through the end of the fiscal year, September 30, 2020. Certain embassies and consulates have had to reschedule visa applicants in other visa categories to prioritize DV applicants in adherence with the court order. Your appointment has been rescheduled for October 6, 2020......." Very frustrated as we have spent so much time planning and traveling for him to be there, especially with all of the COVID restrictions. This seems to have come at the worst time as we probably won't be refunded for travel costs. Has this happened to anyone else? My mind is blown that diversity visas are being prioritized over immediate relatives being reunited with family during a global pandemic.
  10. Newly approved I-130 after 341 days in Nebraska! Now that my husband and I will be dealing with the NVC, it had me wondering how the Presidential Proclamation 9994 will be affecting this process. According to whitehouse.gov, "The suspension and limitation on entry pursuant to section 1 of this proclamation shall not apply to: (i)any lawful permanent resident of the United States; (ii)any alien seeking to enter the United States on an immigrant visa as a physician, nurse, or other healthcare professional; to perform medical research or other research intended to combat the spread of COVID-19; or to perform work essential to combating, recovering from, or otherwise alleviating the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, as determined by the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Homeland Security, or their respective designees; and any spouse and unmarried children under 21 years old of any such alien who are accompanying or following to join the alien; (iii)any alien applying for a visa to enter the United States pursuant to the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program; (iv)any alien who is the spouse of a United States citizen; (v)any alien who is under 21 years old and is the child of a United States citizen, or who is a prospective adoptee seeking to enter the United States pursuant to the IR-4 or IH-4 visa classifications; (vi) any alien whose entry would further important United States law enforcement objectives, as determined by the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Homeland Security, or their respective designees, based on a recommendation of the Attorney General or his designee; (vii)any member of the United States Armed Forces and any spouse and children of a member of the United States Armed Forces; (viii)any alien seeking to enter the United States pursuant to a Special Immigrant Visa in the SI or SQ classification, subject to such conditions as the Secretary of State may impose, and any spouse and children of any such individual; or (ix)any alien whose entry would be in the national interest, as determined by the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Homeland Security, or their respective designees." This peaked my interest, as it seems this will be changing the normal process for NVC petitioners. Could this mean faster processing times for those exempt from this proclamation? I'm aware that consulates and embassies are closed anyway, but could it potentially speed up the NVC process? All speculations welcome!
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