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  1. I was able to enter the consulate with my wife and daughter, but they were interviewed at the window by themselves. I could watch them from my table but was not allowed at the window. I see no reason for the US citizen to attend, but I wanted to make things so as smoothly as possible and felt an English speaking person could not hurt. We took the subway there without any cell phones, but cell phones were allowed inside the consulate. They just had to be turned off. That would have made the trip there much less stressful since neither of us spoke German.
  2. You did lie on the I-130 because you had not sponsored someone else at the time you filed it. However, sponsoring someone else will require you to file a replacement I-130 reflecting the sponsorship of your friends. My wife's mother, brother, and his family were looking for a sponsor which her I-130 was pending. Had I sponsored them, I would not have had the income to qualify for my wife and step-daughter. There are also different support levels to consider. Make sure you run the numbers carefully. In my case, I would have gone from a family size of three: Me, my wife, my step-daughter to eight by adding: mother, brother, wife, son, son.
  3. My wife and daughter lived in Vinnytsia. They left in mid July 2022 and took a bus to Warsaw. She used GDAMALER/Гречанюк фоп and the bus trip went smoothly back then. She did drop most of her luggage in Warsaw a few weeks earlier when she drove her car to Vilnius for the medical exam (I-130). She took a flight from Warsaw to Frankfurt the following day. She did not drive because she wanted to leave her car for family members to use.
  4. There is no question. I'm just passing along info because I could find no info about this when I searched last week.
  5. My wife and daughter entered at IAH (Houston) on 7/22/2022 and their social security cards were issued on 7/26/2022. They were received sometime between 8/1/2022 and 8/6/2022. We were out of town during this week.
  6. My wife and step-daughter just had their medical exams in Vilnius this past Monday. I cannot recommend this doctor with any greater enthusiasm. He provided extensive information via email prior to scheduling the appointment. He speaks Russian and perhaps Ukraininan. He also suggest my wife and daughter remain in Vilnius for the entire week in the event a follow-up appointment was needed. The cost was 250 euros each compared to 500 in Frankfurt, and the results are transferred electronically to Frankfurt. Private Clinic “Medicina Generalis” Gedimino 1A-19, 01103 Vilnius Tel: (370)(5) 2613534 Email: medgen@liepkiemis.lt Website: www.clinic.lt I had two appointments in Frankfurt scheduled for July 5th. I made these several months ago prior to being DQ'ed because I was aware of the significant backlog. I just cancelled these so you may be able to book them if desired. Dr. Johannes Abel Dr. Harald Schulte Dr. Kerstin Jahn Ulmenstraße 43 60325 Frankfurt am Main Please book your appointment by using Doctolib and fill out all required forms in advance https://www.internisten-im-westend.de/medical-visa/ Tel: 069/722222 Email: Anmeldung@Abel-Schulte.de Website: internisten-im-westend.de
  7. I know you are asking about Warsaw appointments, but I only have access to Frankfurt. We are CR-1 and CR-2 so we match you as well. Available dates in Frankfurt: June 24, 27, 28, 29 July 1, 6, 7, 8, 11, 14, 15, 18, 19, 21, 25, 26 All of August except 10 & 24.
  8. My case is a bit different than most since my NVC expedite was approved and the file went to Frankfurt without being reviewed by the NVC. At least I think that is unusual. I emailed the expedite request to the NVC email address on 3/31 and submitted by documents on 4/4. They approved the expedite 5/26 and I requested permission to set an appointment shortly thereafter. I logged in om 6/9/2022 and these dates are available. June 27, 28, 29 July 1,5,6,7,8,11,12,14,15,18,19,20,21,25,26,28,29 They released the June dates around the end of May if I recall correctly. I would suggest you schedule your medical if you have not already done so. Vilnius was where I went and I did a post today about the experience in the Ukraine forum. Highly recommended. Good luck
  9. Yes, the office requires full COVID vaccines. She used her doctor in Vinnytsia, but I don't know who she is. I would not go through Belarus. I don't know anything beyond that.
  10. I scheduled an appointment for my wife and daughter at an embassy approved doctor in Frankfurt a few months ago because of the long wait for appointments. As it turns out, we are getting their exam done in Lithuania for scheduling reasons. I plan to cancel my Frankfurt appointment on June 27th after the Lithuanian one is complete. This will free up two slots in the doctor's schedule. If anyone is interested in these appointments, I'll work with you to see if we can transfer the name on the appointment, or coordinate the cancellation with your booking. First come - first served on this public thread. I will not cancel prior to June 27th because I don't want to risk the Lithuanian one falling through. If Lithuania is an option for you, I would suggest that doctor. He is half the price and very helpful. See another post I made 6/9/2022 about my experience with him.
  11. The medical exam in Frankfurt is over 500 Euros and the waiting time is excessive. I contacted a doctor in Vilnius, Lithuania and his medical is 250 Euros and I was able to get a quick appointment. I emailed him on June 2, 2022 and the doctor personally responded with a very detailed set of questions. We exchanged several emails and I ended up with an appointment on June 27, 2022. He suggested my wife and stepdaughter remain in Vilnius until July 1 in the event any results were abnormal or follow-up vaccines were needed. I would be surprised if the Frankfurt doctor would see us under similar circumstances. Additionally, the doctor reviewed the vaccine records and informed us what we were missing, and provided guidelines on getting them in Ukraine, or all at one time during the exam. He said there is a two-week waiting period between vaccines, four in the case of Chickenpox. He also speaks Russian and Ukrainian I suppose because he said no interpreter would be required and no vaccine card translation needed. https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/VIL-Vilnius.html#medical_exam_instructions Private Clinic “Medicina Generalis” Gedimino 1A-19, 01103 Vilnius Tel: (370)(5) 2613534 Email: medgen@liepkiemis.lt Website: www.clinic.lt We have not had the exam yet, but I am very impressed by this doctor thus far.
  12. I received email confirmation from the Frankfurt consulate that they speak Ukrainian and Russian. They also confirmed I could attend the interview with my wife and step-daughter. I have seen some posts saying that US citizens could not enter the consulate for the interview. I recommend emailing the consulate and then printing their response and showing it to anyone that tries to deny you entry. This is a handy guide to communicating with the consulate. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScEvNF5RK-2bvqW7SicenUtdxrPxl-4XfdyfR6FWoC3uNRk4g/viewform
  13. I have a July 5th medical appointment and soon I will be able to schedule my wife's interview at the Frankfurt consulate. I'd like to keep the time short between the two dates since they will be in a hotel. Does the Frankfurt doctor give you the results or send them to the consulate directly? How long does it take for you or the consulate to receive them after the exam? Thanks,
  14. I requested an NVC expedite for my wife (CR-1) and step-daughter (CR-2) on 3/30/2022. I submitted my documents to the NVC for both cases on 4/4/2022. The expedites were both approved in one email on 5/26/2022. The files were sent immediately to the consulate without being reviewed. The Frankfurt consulate will set the interview date, not the NVC. FYI
  15. I requested an NVC expedite for my UKRAINIAN wife (CR-1) and step-daughter (CR-2) on 3/30/2022. They were both approved in one email on 5/26/2022. The files were sent immediately to the consulate without being reviewed. The Frankfurt consulate will set the interview date, not the NVC. FYI
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