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  1. By the grace of God, my case approved by USCIS and I received everything from NVC very quickly even though they are moving very fast and I got my case and invoice number also and account activated in no time. Hopefully, they will continue the same pace and I will have my visa very soon.
  2. I received an email notification on April 27, 2020 my request to expedite the 601 waiver was granted and my case would be forwarded to an officer. I’m waiting to see if the application is approved. Once approved what would be the next steps? Has anyone gone through this during COVID shutdown of the consulate
  3. Hello, My husband and I were one of the lucky ones that got their interview waived and case approved. I was planning on taking my passport to the interview because I think that's where they stamp I-551. However, there was no interview so nothing got stamped there. What's that I-551? I know they are going to send me an approval letter with instructions, but we're quarantining far from home and probably won't see it for a few days. And I don't have anyone to check our mailbox. Would I have to send them my passport to stamp something? Also, if it matters, I already have my combo card. Thanks.
  4. Hi. My name is Greg, and i live in Los Angeles, California USA. I've sent in my application on January 15, 2020 for my fiance that lives in Armenia. Its a K1 Fiance visa. My question is because of the Corona virus, are processing times still the same for K1 Visas? I want to know when I will get our approval letter and our Case Number? Thank you in advance!
  5. Hey everyone. I know you've probably read about this topic more than once and I'm pretty sure there's a lot of debating going on whether the CR1 is better or K1. However, my question is: What If the couple applied too soon after meeting? My fiance and i been communicating online for like few months. She visited me once and thought of applying right after. We don't want it to seem suspicious even though It's not. In this case, what should we do? K1 or CR1? A lot suggested us to go with CR1 because " It's cheaper and more guaranteed "I feel like If we applied for CR1, there wouldn't be a lot of evidence and we could get denied which makes me choose to go the K1 route instead. I've been reading and watching videos online saying applying after meeting could be something risky so I'm confused. Correct me If I'm wrong! We are confused and looking for answers.
  6. Hello! We just got the electronic notification that our peition has been approved! But now I'm confused about the next steps are! I know that we have to wait to get our paper copy of the NOA2, and in a few weeks to start calling the NVC for a case number, then once we get that we have to wait till they send our case in the U.S. Consulate in Montreal... but then after that I'm a little lost (for the record I've looked at the K-1 visa flowchart but I'm still confused). What paperwork do I need to fill out? What is packet 3? What is packet 4? Do I have to schedule my interview or will the Montreal consulate do that for me? How far in advance should I book my medical? Thank you in advance for your help!
  7. Hi everyone!! I was just wondering if anyone had any experience with a K1 interview after having F1 (student visa/s) denied? I have had a couple of J visas approved and worked as a camp counsellor (where I met my fiance) in 2014 2015 and 2016, and was an Au Pair in his city for 18 months. Then in December 2018 I applied for a student visa and was denied under 214(b). I reapplied a few weeks later and took more evidence with me but unfortunately was denied again for the same reason 214(b) for lack of home ties. We have now been doing long distance for over a year and have just applied for our K1 visa. We have been dating for 4 years and have tons and tons of evidence of trips, with each others family etc, but we are nervous if at the interview I am asked about my prior student visa denials. Has anyone had any experience with this and if so, what were you asked during the interview and was it an issue for you? Thank you!!!
  8. My interview was scheduled for 07:30 IST Jan 2018 at the Mumbai consulate for EB3 visa. Arrived at 06:50 IST and was asked to wait across the road, opposite the consulate. Immediately, all immigration visa applicants were called forward to the consulate to form the line irrespective of the time slot. We grouped into the queue as a family of 4 and were asked to keep the following documents ready for check: § P4 Letter § Passport Original § Visa Centre stamped DS-260 (received after biometrics) At 07:05 IST the line started to move forward and initial checked the DS-260 and passport and then into the building for security checks. No electronics gadgets such as Cellphones, Power Banks, SIM enabled watches, CDs are allowed. Place all the wallets, purses, documents, bags into the x-ray scanner trays. If you have kids, snacks and juices are allowed. Since there are also chances of long waits for any unforeseen reasons, you can carry books to read while waiting. After the security check, we will be directed to the next building where the Immigration counters available and the Counter Window #1 issues the token number which will be used throughout the process. Counter Windows 1 -16 will be available for Immigration visas. Counter #2-6 for Documentation Checks, Counter #7-16 for Immigration Officers. We got called to Counter Window 3 for setting our Documentation in order, ensuring whatever required for the Visa officer to study the case and interview. We are asked to produce copies of marriage certificate, birth certificate, original Police clearance, 2 photos, offer letter. Once completed we were asked to wait at the lounge for our Token number to be called for the VO Interview. This waiting for us took at least 3 hours of waiting. Finally when our token number flashed, the VO greeted and introduced himself as the VO for our case. He then asked us lift our right hand up and swear whatever we say from this point is the truth and nothing but the truth. As the primary applicant, initial questions were directed to me and later my spouse. No queries were directed to the kids. Note that kids can really get restless at this point so ensure to occupy them with something so that they may not disturb the interview. The following are the questions raised by the VO: Primary Applicant 1) Who is calling you to the US? 2) How did you know about this agency? 3) Will the agency support your salary in case you loose a job or they are unable to find an opening? 4) What will you be working for the agency as? 5) Why is the reporting location different than the work site address? 6) Where did you do Master’s? What all subjects did you learn in your masters? What courses did you do apart from Masters? 7) How many years of experience you have in your profession? 8) Where were you born? Spouse/Dependent Applicant 1) Where were you born? 2) What is your current job? Explain the roles and responsibilities 3) Did you visit US before? What were the job roles in US? 4) What Team did you lead? 5) Who did you work for during the period of H1 and L1? ( ince he had already been in the US before on H1 and L1) The interview seemed very nerve wracking to me. But after 20 mins of questions and answers back and forth. The VO took some time of typing on his system and discussing with his colleague/Supervisor about this case. Once he completed that he paused for a while and told us that all 4 of our visas were approved and gave us 2 forms. We sighed with relief. One form explained how to pay the GC fees, the other form explained that our visa was approved – in bold letters and a tick mark against it (It also contained instructions what next after this interview). We thanked God and the officer for the approval. Overall the experience was different from what I had in mind. The officials and workers at the consulate were helpful. Special attention was given to senior citizens or differently abled applicants, helping them in arranging their documents in order, language support / translator in case applicant does not know English. After a week of getting our visa approved, we were intimated by email that our passport were ready for pickup. We got a large grey packet that had a sealed packet and our passports with visa on it. The yellow sealed packet is to be handed over to the Immigration Officer at the POE along with our X ray CD. This has been our visa interview journey. Thanks VJers for your constant support and help. God bless you all.
  9. I have requested an expedite for my husband at the NVC stage for legitimate reasons but was denied twice. I noticed on Facebook a lot of expedite requests at the NVC stage are denied for Lagos Nigeria. HAS ANYONE out there had their expedite request approved at the NVC stage for Lagos Nigeria? Thanks for your time.
  10. Hello, I was approved at my IR-1 visa interview on August 29th at the US Consulate in Casablanca. They said my visa will be issued in two weeks. Now it is almost two months later, and they haven't told me anything new. Eventually I called the consulate and managed to get a hold of them. They told me that I was 100% approved as far as the immigrant visa section is concerned, and that another section was doing a review on my case. I called the NVC too and they said that in their system I am on administrative processing. But on CEAC it just says "Ready" and does not say AP. Has anyone else experienced this? How am I 100% approved but still under review? What could this other section be? If anybody has any insight that would be amazing. Sincerely, Mo
  11. Has anyone in Canada already had an interview, denied and had to file a 601 waiver? My fiance's waiver was approved July 1st. We've contacted Montreal and my senator did also but keep getting told it's in administrative processing and they will let us know what needs updated and when a 2nd interview can be scheduled and to wait for instructions (first interview was 2 years ago so must have another one). It's been almost 4 months since his waiver was approved and I feel like he's never going to get a 2nd interview or get to come home I'm in a Facebook group for waivers and it seems like other countries receive instructions and get a 2nd interview set up right away. Others approved after us from other countries are already home! Just so frustrated!!
  12. Hi, I wanted to create this post for individuals who were recently (2019) approved and waiting for their case to be submitted to the National Visa Center (NVC). I was not sure if anyone is aware of this helpful link below. It provides you with the steps of for NVC and their processing time. Hopes this helps and I hope others will share their experience and helpful information. Thanks https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/the-immigrant-visa-process/after-petition-approved/begin-nat-visa-center.html
  13. Good afternoon, I am in doubt. I had submitted my husbands I130 previously, but never followed thru because of economical issues. Now, I submited his I130 again and he received his approval letter. On top of his name (beneficiary) there is an A#. What could the A# mean, why is it there?
  14. We we wanted to pass on a successful action that someone gave us. It could help you get your visa approve quickly. She he was told to dress professionally when she went to her interview at the consulate. Not to show up in jeans, T-shirts etc. She was told that she would be video recorded in the lobby while she waited and looked in on by the interviewers Well she showed up looking very nice and professional with a professional business jacket. She said that there were others who showed up in sandals, Mickey Mouse T-shirts and jeans. She wasn’t the first person to arrive and was actually number 9 on the list. However she was the first person called and her interview went well. She was approved for her K-1 visa and arrives to the USA in less than three weeks! We hope this helps you as well. Good luck!
  15. I’m in the process of bringing my fiancé to the us from the prc. I was wondering what anybody else has done to get the passport sized photos. Have your fiancé mail a picture through the postal service or send a digital photo by email and print it at a photo shop?
  16. Hey everyone, I have my interview this September and I started gathering the documents. The us embassy in Tunisia is barely issuing visas every month ( 5 k1 visa per month maximum) is there's a reason for that ? Can anyone tell me what's the most common reasons for denial? My case is not complicated at all me and my fiance have only 5 years between, none of us was married before or have kids , no criminal record , he makes between $25,000 and $30,000 every year, he pay taxes, we have seen each other twice for 1 month face time in total, he met my family and we have alot of evidence. Should I be worried? Is there's anything I can do to avoid denial at the day of the inteview?
  17. Does anyone know how I can find the K-1 approval rates for May or June of this year for my Embassy of Jordan? They have been giving 221g 's to so many K1's due to the new security procedures enacted recently. Im wondering if they even approved any the last 2 months.
  18. 601 waiver approved on July 1st. Was told Montreal consulate sends letter of instructions by email but we've received nothing yet. First interview was over a year so I know we will need another interview but not sure what we can do right now. Tried to contact the consulate by email and phone with no response. Anyone have any advice besides just sit and wait or how long the instructions might take? It's been almost 3 weeks. Thanks
  19. Hey all, I'm about to file ROC on my conditional Green Card that was based on Marriage, though I filed for divorce this year and plan on utilizing the divorce waiver to file alone. The marriage fell apart due to my citizen-spouse's substance use and mental/emotional/physical abusive behavior toward me; I had to utilize the services of a local domestic abuse non-profit to leave the situation, move out, seek extensive counseling, and file the divorce. I'm choosing the divorce waiver route due to a lack of physical evidence of abuse for VAWA, and because I successfully reached a judgement in the divorce case this month. Question is: I've read that the grounds of the separation must make it clear that the breakup wasn't the fault of the immigrant, otherwise they could face rejection; am I at fault for being the petitioner in the divorce? Should I be concerned about my application for ROC being rejected simply because I'm no longer married to the citizen spouse, or because I initiated the divorce? •••••• I have every piece of evidence in hand I could possibly acquire highlighting that we had co-mingled our finances, shared a life, and were married in good faith to be with one another. My Ex continues to work toward sobriety and seems to want to reconcile somewhere down the line if he can get himself back in shape. These kinds of changes take a lot of time, and the recovery from abuse is an exceptionally delicate subject; reform is unlikely, but possible. I really don't want to be forced to leave the country when it may be that he and I could reconcile at a healthier point in the future. All of the work we put in to be together, and the subsequent separation, are heart-breaking -- and it's a really challenging emotional space to be in while also having to file for ROC! Thanks for any and all help and advice. Xx
  20. Hi, My mother in law will go go Ciudad juarez because her young son has the consulate appointment later this month. Should be very straightforward. However, on average for Ciudad Juarez, after approval of visa, how long is it taking to receive the package? She has reserved a hotel for around 7-8 days after the interview so she can get the papers, and cross the border to El Paso. Any experiences???
  21. Hey everyone! Any July 2018 filers around? We sent ours on July 5th, waiting for NOA1 Good like and happy waiting!
  22. We recently got our I-129f approved , we have an attorney on the case. I am the beneficiary of the visa, can our attorney release fee and notice information To me or does the petitioner only have rights over the information ?
  23. My interview was scheduled for 07:30 IST Jan 2018 at the Mumbai consulate for EB3 visa. Arrived at 06:50 IST and was asked to wait across the road, opposite the consulate. Immediately, all immigration visa applicants were called forward to the consulate to form the line irrespective of the time slot. We grouped into the queue as a family of 4 and were asked to keep the following documents ready for check: § P4 Letter § Passport Original § Visa Centre stamped DS-260 (received after biometrics) At 07:05 IST the line started to move forward and initial checked the DS-260 and passport and then into the building for security checks. No electronics gadgets such as Cellphones, Power Banks, SIM enabled watches, CDs are allowed. Place all the wallets, purses, documents, bags into the x-ray scanner trays. If you have kids, snacks and juices are allowed. Since there are also chances of long waits for any unforeseen reasons, you can carry books to read while waiting. After the security check, we will be directed to the next building where the Immigration counters available and the Counter Window #1 issues the token number which will be used throughout the process. Counter Windows 1 -16 will be available for Immigration visas. Counter #2-6 for Documentation Checks, Counter #7-16 for Immigration Officers. We got called to Counter Window 3 for setting our Documentation in order, ensuring whatever required for the Visa officer to study the case and interview. We are asked to produce copies of marriage certificate, birth certificate, original Police clearance, 2 photos, offer letter. Once completed we were asked to wait at the lounge for our Token number to be called for the VO Interview. This waiting for us took at least 3 hours of waiting. Finally when our token number flashed, the VO greeted and introduced himself as the VO for our case. He then asked us lift our right hand up and swear whatever we say from this point is the truth and nothing but the truth. As the primary applicant, initial questions were directed to me and later my spouse. No queries were directed to the kids. Note that kids can really get restless at this point so ensure to occupy them with something so that they may not disturb the interview. The following are the questions raised by the VO: Primary Applicant 1) Who is calling you to the US? 2) How did you know about this agency? 3) Will the agency support your salary in case you loose a job or they are unable to find an opening? 4) What will you be working for the agency as? 5) Why is the reporting location different than the work site address? 6) Where did you do Master’s? What all subjects did you learn in your masters? What courses did you do apart from Masters? 7) How many years of experience you have in your profession? 8) Where were you born? Spouse/Dependent Applicant 1) Where were you born? 2) What is your current job? Explain the roles and responsibilities 3) Did you visit US before? What were the job roles in US? 4) What Team did you lead? 5) Who did you work for during the period of H1 and L1? ( ince he had already been in the US before on H1 and L1) The interview seemed very nerve wracking to me. But after 20 mins of questions and answers back and forth. The VO took some time of typing on his system and discussing with his colleague/Supervisor about this case. Once he completed that he paused for a while and told us that all 4 of our visas were approved and gave us 2 forms. We sighed with relief. One form explained how to pay the GC fees, the other form explained that our visa was approved – in bold letters and a tick mark against it (It also contained instructions what next after this interview). We thanked God and the officer for the approval. Overall the experience was different from what I had in mind. The officials and workers at the consulate were helpful. Special attention was given to senior citizens or differently abled applicants, helping them in arranging their documents in order, language support / translator in case applicant does not know English. After a week of getting our visa approved, we were intimated by email that our passport were ready for pickup. We got a large grey packet that had a sealed packet and our passports with visa on it. The yellow sealed packet is to be handed over to the Immigration Officer at the POE along with our X ray CD. This has been our visa interview journey. Thanks VJers for your constant support and help. God bless you all.
  24. Hi, my fiancé has her K-1 visa interview next week. When we started this process, she was here visiting when we decided we wanted to see what we could do so she could eventually be here with me. We hired a lawyer. Long story short, he lied to us, took advantage of us knowing we were young and uneducated on immigration and such. He told us she could stay in the U.S with me while we filed. She overstayed 120 days, but she left as soon as we talked to another lawyer and found out she’s WASNT allowed to be here. The lawyer stopped contacting us, and wouldn’t admit his lies and manipulation. Has anyone dealt with overstaying and still been approved and do you think she will be approved or denied? Her interview is in Montreal, Canada and she was here in the U.S. just with her passport.
  25. Hi everyone, I'm wondering if there are some successful K-1 stories between US and Morocco? We hired an attorney and hope that will be better than filing for it ourselves. I have seen people say to get married first, but we decided to go this route. Any thoughts and stories are appreciated 💞
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