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  1. Hi! My fiance had his interview in Rio (1/22) and he was put on AP. Today they emailed asking him for his social, phone #s, travel last 15 year, etc...basically I researched and saw these are the DS5535 questions. I'm wondering if anyone from Latin America has gone through a similar experience and how long they went through AP? I've seen a lot cases from the middle east that took 5+ months, but I'm wondering if anyone in Brazil or Latin America is in the same boat. My fiance is a Cuban refugee in Brazil. FYI. We turned in all documents asked at the interview. Thx in advance!
  2. Long story short i was studying in LA 2012-2014, took a leave of absence with intention to return fall 2015, in march 2015 i went to renew my visa which was expiring in may, the visa was renewed, in may i flew over to LA to spend the summer there before school started. I was turned away at POE because my sevis was cancelled (which i had no clue about and was not informed when i renewed my visa). I was given a 5yr ban because i didnt have $3k on me to pay for a return ticket. I want to finish my degree so I got a lawyer who prepped the 212(d)(3), went for the interview this july. The officer asked me to explain what happened and why I got the expedited removal. I told her what happened she said she believed me. She gave me a green 221g but said she didn't need the waiver packet and didn't look at it. I tried to insist but she said it wasn't necessary, she was going to 'make my application nice' and would get back to me. She said she wanted to keep my passport so that I could just "pick up the visa". The only document she looked at was my i-20. Its been 3 weeks and they havent requested any documents, status is still under AP. Uni starts in 2 weeks. I cannot find anything online anywhere about a 5yr ban 212(a)(7) waived with a 221(g) with zero documents so i dont get whats going on. Anyone know anything about this or had a similar experience? TIA
  3. We had our interview and the interviewer told us that we were approved on the spot! We got a 221g because he needs to have his medical re-done (it expired by the time the interview came around), an original copy of his birth certificate (evidently the copy he had wasn't good enough, not really sure the difference, tbh) and passport photos (the ones we provided were not in spec). We have the medical scheduled in two days, and the Birth Certificate we're getting tomorrow along with the passport photos! Very exciting. The interview went much like this: We showed up a half hour early, and sat around for about an hour. They called his name, and we went into the pre-processing for the interview. The lady pre-processing us was very impressed and thankful I was there for the interview. She asked for some documents and we handed them to her. She thanked me again for being there for the interview and asked me how my stay was in Argentina. She checked with her manager on the medical, and told us the interviewer will review the documents. We waited about a half hour to an hour, and they called his name again, so we went back to the little tiny closet of an interview room. We both walked in, and the interview asked in very good English (I think he was a US citizen, actually), if English was ok. We said yes, and he told us what he would need us to bring back. Then he asked, where did we meet? Have I met his family while I'm in Argentina? Has he visited the US? How long have we been together? When do we plan on travelling back to the US? He then told us that we're APPROVED. But we need to bring back papers. He handed us the 221g and told us to drop off the packet where we dropped off packet 3, and we can pick up the visa within 2 business days of when we dropped it off. He congratulated us, and told us that we're a cute couple. This was the US Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  4. Jamalz

    DV1 visa lottery

    Hello everybody! Can you enlighten me with some information about my case, I’ve been selected for the DV-2019 and I had my interview on the 16th November 2018 at Casablanca embassy and everything was going well and I had my interview with the consulate and the only issue I had was the address on my DS-260 because it wasn’t permanent and I had to so I asked for the change during the interview and I answered all the questions and after that I had a white sheet with Admin review 221g and been told by the counselor “we will be looking at Your case” and they kept my passport and got my Baccalaureate or “high school diploma” back and every time I check my visa application status on /ceac.state.gov/ I get this response “Invalid Application ID or Case Number and it’s been weeks since my interview please tell me what to do and someone had to go through something similar
  5. CR1 Visa interview at Casablanca, MOROCCO Hello everyone! So my husband just recently had his interview. He said he answered all the questions correctly and it went well. But the consular officer was non informative! At the end of the interview she tells him what to do at the airport when he arrives, and asked him if he’s in trouble what number he should call (he said 911). She also said not to show anyone his passport! At this point, he thought she was going to tell him he was approved! But she said he needed to get an original translation of our marriage certificate and handed him back his passport but told him to send his passport and translation at ARAMEX. She said when everything is clear, they will call him but that it can take weeks to months! She also said that they have his other documents and they are keeping it with them. She did give him a 221 g refusal letter stating that the case needs necessary administrative processing. But he did not receive the additional documents letter or blue slip or anything else stating what he needed exactly for the additional documents. I’m confused! She only vocally stated for the ONE translation he needed. ALSO, she gave him a letter that said register and pick up your documents at ARAMEX, and the steps on how to do it. At the bottom of the letter it says “WE WISH YOU SAFE TRAVELS AND A HAPPY LIFE IN AMERICA”. AND gave him the letter to all immigrants for his SOCIAL SECURITY. My husband says that she did not say he was approved or denied! Please help me and my husband on our visa journey!!!! HELP!!! QUESTIONS: Has anyone received the letter to pick up their documents AND been asked to send their documents at the same time? Does it always say “We wish you safe travels and a happy life in America?”. I don’t want our case to be sent back to USCIS :’( Does this sound like he will be approved after AP???
  6. Hey everyone I hope you are doing great!, Well, I had my K1 interview yesterday in the US Embassy Algiers,Algeria, the whole process was smooth, not too many applicants, the staff was very friendly, the embassy officer asked me usual question : What is your fiancé's name? How long have you been together? How did you meet? Where did you meet in person? How many days you spent together and where? How did your relationship became romantic? What do you love about him? What does he do for living? Can you list his family memebers and where do they live? Does he live alone? And then he told me "Congratulations! Your visa has been approved" I was very happy and felt a mountain was off of my back, then he told me i will be back with you, he went for about 10 mins, when he came back he gave me a a form to fill that contains my informations such us Name Address Siblings and their date of birth Employers (name, address and employement date) My emails My social media accounts Told me to fill it and give it back to him After i did, he gave me a white slip (221g) and told me my case needs some administrative processing and he gave me back my passport and told me we will email you when we are done and ask you to send us your passport, I left the embassy heart broken, waiting for (god's know how long) they email me... What made me feel sad is because they gave me back my passport. And i am more confused because he approved my application at first, so can you please tell me if you know cases like this or what do you think about it?
  7. Case created on the 25th July 2018 while interview was scheduled at 11 December 2018..and now I’m in AP ever since. And only started checking my status on the CEAC website after my interview so my question is is it possible I have under AP since my case was created even before my interview? Have anyone come across something like this before? thank you very much for your assistance
  8. We had our interview which went very well, 6 questions. As soon as we told the consul that we have been together since 2014 they gave us a 221g asking for more proof of relationship. Has anyone actually experienced this, and got approved after submission? How long did it take to get approved? Did you have to interview again? Thanks!
  9. Hi guys, My fiance and I applied for a K1 visa, and I went to the CO for an interview a month ago while he put me on "administrative processing", asking for my resume (i guess im under TAL, since I work in a technical field). 2 days ago it changed to "READY", with this statement under- "Your case is open and ready for your interview, fingerprints, and required documents. If you have already had your interview, please check your status after two business days. If no interview was required, please check back in two business days for the status of your application." 2 more things happened- 1. "Case Created" was changed to the same date as 2 days ago (it originally opened on January 2017) 2. It changed from "IMMIGRANT VISA APPLICATION" to "NONIMMIGRANT VISA APPLICATION" Today (48h after ==2 business days) it changed to "Application Received", without a change to "Case Last Updated" (remained 2 days ago). What does "Application Received" means? there's nothing on google about it. Thank you all in advance! Regards, Dave
  10. Hi VJ members, I had an interview today for CR1 in Islamabad. Everything was very smooth the interview was hardly 5 minutes and at the end, that lady gave me this 1-page white form, initially I was not sure that what this form is and I didn't even read it at the counter. I asked her to what to do with this form and she said just keep it with yourself and the form title is Immigrant Visa Section (Modernized Immigrant Visas) and it says you visa has been refused under the provision of the immigration and nationality act and also section 221g (your visa application is refused for AP) is tick marked. Under this, there is General Requirements and Evidence of economic solvency and they both are highlighted with yellow ink. Also about the passport, she said that you will get it after 1 month. My wife was also there with me and we went together to the counter but the lady asked her to stay there in the waiting area. Now I don't know what to do or what to upload and the status of my case is not changed on CEAC website. 1 more thing that initially we submitted the birth certificate from the hospital with my SSC certificate to USCIS and then NVC wasn't accepting it then we uploaded the FRC from Nadra and now on interview we took the original birth certificate from Union Council and we also gave them FRC and the hospital issued birth certificate. Please share your thoughts. Thanks alot!
  11. I recently had my H1B visa interview in Amsterdam Consulate. The interview went well but the Consular Officer asked additional documents and gave a yellow form under 221g administrative processing. I submitted the documents immediately on the same day of the interview but the case status on ceac website has not changed since then. How long will it take to get the admin processing to complete. Any help in this regard is highly appreciated and if anyone else had faced the similar situation in the past Thanks in advance
  12. Hello, Does anybody knows the average for a 221(g) to be processed, child birth certificated was requested and was not available at the interview. also, What are the approve/denial chances with a 221(g) Thanks Van Der
  13. Hey guys, husband just received and completed the DS-5535 form through email today after the consulate received his passport/ document on 10/24. Can anyone share tips/ success stories after AP and DS-5535? Pleaseeeee tell me someone’s been issued a visa recently. I’m starting to freak out 😪😔😰😰 I’m praying to be patient 🤲☝️
  14. Hello, I feel that there is no 1 thread to share experience and timelines for AP. It's a frustrating time so it might be helpful to share timelines and experiences to get a feel. ----------------- Our case: Interview (10/9/2018) went very well but was given a white 221g for missing documents - proof of domicile and I864A Was asked to send my passport with the missing papers. We provided all missing documents 2 days after and sent the passport as well. The passport was returned to me few days later. We have been in AP since. We were planning on being in the US by now but this is not happening now, and it's very frustrating since I am pregnant and wanted to buy a house and get it ready before the baby is born! What has been your experience so far?
  15. After my Interview, I was given 221g letter to submit Affidavit of support for joint sponsor on CEAC website, however there is no option to add a sponsor on the site. Home page states that if you want to add any sponsor contact embassy or consulate. But I am facing delays in receiving response. Need advice if I can go ahead and upload the documents under the name of the petitioner and comment that the Affidavit of support document are for new joint sponsor which you requested and state since there is no option available to add new joint sponsor , I have uploaded under the petitioners name. Kindly suggest.
  16. i had my interview for K1 visa , 8th november , they gave me 221g for further administrative process and they kept my passport in us embassy in Tunisia and said we will contact you , no additional thngs asked at all and this is my status updates : 8th november : Immigrant - Ready 13th november : Immigrant - Ready 14th november : Changed to Non Immigrant - Administrative processing and had new case creation date and since then i didn't have no updates at all for two weeks , please any help i'm so stressed
  17. Hello all, My fiancé is from Delhi and took a PCC from the Delhi police instead of regional passport office. We corrected this mistake and submitted the proper document on Monday to the drop location in Delhi to go to Mumbai. Mumbai consulate received it on tuesday and now since then we’re stuck on AP. Does anyone have any idea how long after document submission it takes to issue the visa? Sorry I know specific consulate related question but any help will be much appreciated. Thank you in advance. KN
  18. We had our interviews on Thursday last week, issued a 221g form as our medical results weren’t there yet (confirmed with Knightsbridge the results were all signed off and got to the embassy on the same day we interviewed). Status and case created date changed multiple times on Monday and now it’s been administrative processing since then. Can anyone let me know how long it took for your AP with the London embassy and how long the delivery of your visa took please?
  19. I hope I'm posting in the right sub-forum, but if not, please re-direct me. We had out interview on the 9th of August at the Nairobi embassy. The interviewer was very cordial and I really enjoyed the interview. At the end she said I would need my birth certificate sent in and from when they receive it to when I get my passport back, it would be about one-two weeks. I went back to my house and sent my passport along with my birth certificate on the same day and it was received by the embassy the next day. Since then, it's just been a waiting game. It is the worst feeling as the call centre is so unhelpful. The emails are generic. I will keep you guys updated
  20. Dear All, My interview went good and VO kept my passport, but at the end gave me 221g form for submission of tax returns of my wife which i already submitted at CEAC. As per instructions on 221g i again uploaded tax returns on CEAC , do i have to send them through courier also? or have to just wait for their reply, my case is under administrative processing. Kindly help or some suggestions?
  21. Hi all, I am devastated! I'm afraid i got refused. My fiance and I applied for a K1 visa in Oct .16 after 3.5 years of relationship On Apr 6th, I had the interview with the CO. He was asking me a couple of questions about my fiance , then the CO started to ask about what I'm doing, so being a hardware engineer (bachelor degree) who also works with hardware companies, I explain to him in details about my job. He asked if I have my resume,and I did emailed it later that day.. He said he'll wait for it and that my case needs further "Administrative Processing", and handed me a letter stating- We are sorry to inform you that your visa application is refused because you have being found ineligible to receive a visa under the following section(s) ....- 221(g)- You must submit your resume 221(g)- Your case requires administrative processing which typically takes at least 4 months... CEAC status check- April 6th - Administrative Processing May 15th - Ready May 17th - Application Received (i have a different post on it, it's something new i guess) May 23rd - Refused and right under they wrote- Your application was refused. Please see the letter or other instructions you received at the interview. My fiancee called her congresswoman and she contacted NVC/DoS, they told her that they don't see any refusal on their records/database, and that I'm still under AP. I insisted to understand why am I seeing "Refused" if I'm under AP (according to DoS), but they just gave me the same answer- You're under AP, your case is at the local embassy. I called NVC today, they told me the same thing. What the hell is going on? Am I 'hard' refused?? Am I still under AP? Yesterday I sent a lengthy email to the local consulate asking for an explanation, and to this moment (1 business day), no response. Wishful thinking - maybe by 'Refused' they mean the 221g original soft refusal?( from April 6th, after the interview) I have to say - there is no reason I should be refused, no reason at all (clean criminal/medical record, no overstay, I currently have tourist visa for 10 years, our relationship is bona fide backed up by thousand of pictures together, call logs, letters, financial support, we were living together in my country for a year...) I ask you all to give me from your experience, I'm heartbroken and confused. Thank you, Dave
  22. I had the interview at the embassy on 10/9 but they requested that I fill in another co-sponsor form and to provide proof that my husband will be moving back to the US as well. I remember the consular officer telling to send the documents along with my passport. So I did. on 10/12 Today on 10/17 I received in the mail my passport back, nothing else. What does that mean? Is this a rejection? Online it still says administrative processing still so I'm wondering if I just shouldn't have sent my passport along with the papers? Were you advised to send your passport or keep it? Thanks!
  23. 90 days have been passed after submitting new joint sponsor documents. Although previous one was qualified from nvc but lady officer demanded new joint sponsor documents as the previous sponsor has already sponsored other applicants too . Our case is being updated by embassy but on asking they are replying same answer that your documents have been received and we are looking into it. Does it any chance to denial from them or why they are taking so long time. Medical is going to be expired in next week
  24. Good day. I know that here are the most smart ppl who are very experienced for to give very useful information. We have administrative processing now. They asked full marriage extract. I had my interview Sept 24, 2018 and they had extract Sept, 24 , 2018. But our noa 2 is valid till Dec 2, 2018. Who knows what need to do if embassy for example issued our case after Dec 2, 2018? How to go through the border and which is the procedure? I know our chances for approving are small. But just want to be ready for everything. Thank you .
  25. Me and my family had our visa on 10th September 2018. The VO said everything looks good but we need some documents from you before we can issue you your visa for F4 Category. We submitted the request documents on 19th of September and then ceac status changed to AP , later that week on 24th of September the case changed to ready .. but it said ready for interview so we thought it might be some glitch. It is still in the ready for interview status. Anyone with similar experience please share your reviews.