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  1. Changed my name through Local District, will this impact my N-400 after they approve it? I did ask USCIS to change my name before I got approved and then I decided to go to a local court and file a petition to change my name. A few weeks later my N-400 got approved and my name change from the court got approved too. I mailed a copy of the petition to the Field Office. But since then I haven't heard anything or seeing my name change on my uscis account. What should I do? I have been waiting for the oath ceremony since March of this year and most of the court suspended all naturalization ceremonies in my district. What should I do? And meanwhile, my green card expired and I called the Contact Center they said they won't schedule for any ADiT stamp appointment unless I provide proof of my job asking for my legal status which they haven't asked me. What should I do? I sent the certified document of the court order
  2. Hi All, My fiancee's visa was approved at her interview on February 26th this year, and she received the physical visa in the first week of March. However, as we are all aware, most countries were shut down within a week or two afterwards due to the pandemic. Now, after several bouts of rescheduling plan tickets, her home country is *currently* planning to reopen international travel August 1st. Considering her visa expires August 19th, the possibility of her not being able to use her visa concerns me. I have read online that a visa's expiration date can be extended due to unforeseeable circumstances (such as a natural disaster), but I can't find any information beyond that. I plan on calling the embassy as soon as they reopen, but in the meantime, does anyone know the process of requesting a visa extension?
  3. Hello, My husband had an interview for his IR1 immigrant visa on October 31st 2019 in the U.S. embassy in Guatemalan. He was approved at the time of the interview. It has been 3 business days and CEAC still shows as ready and it does show case updated on November 4, 2019. But the status stayed on ready. Should I be worried?
  4. I understand that the Embassy is closed for routine visa processing, but does anyone know if that includes the visas that where approved for expedite? since it is considered a emergency.
  5. Has anyone else had this experience? Our case history says "Case Was Approved - we approved your form I-130 ... we will mail your approval notice..." and the very next day "Case was transferred and a new office has jurisdiction - ... we transferred your Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative to another USCIS office...." Have we been approved or not? Is the second message a mistake and it was actually sent to NVC? Or does it get sent back to our original USCIS service center (we were transferred) before getting sent to NVC? If you've had this experience, please share what happened! Thanks!
  6. So, my k1 has been approved as of Feb 26th 2020, the interview went well. The lady said "looks like everything is in order. Congratulations" and with that I left the consulate. And then worries started hitting me. Was I supposed to stick around after the interview to sign anything? They scanned my finger prints and did the oath and all that. I haven't heard anything since. The https://ais.usvisa-info site says my current status is "appointment". And the https://ceac.state.gov/ceac/ just says my number is invalid but I've heard a lot of people have that issue. Do I just wait? She said it'd take about 3 weeks. Anxiety inducing with the unknown.
  7. Approval Notice Valid from 8/23/2019 to 12/22/2019 Actual Received Date in Mail: 9/3/2019 Case Type: I129F - Petition for Fiance(e) Petitioner: Citizen from U.S. Beneficiary: Santiago, Chile Hello, My fiance and I have received our NOA2 (I-797), after 4 weeks he called NVC like the letter stated in case we didn't hear anything back. My fiance called the NVC to ask about the case number, but they said to wait 6 weeks instead in hope of some mail/email. After 6 weeks have passed he called once again and they still didn't have my receipt number on file. This time they told him to email nvcresearch@state.gov and the response time is for an undetermined amount of time. He sent the NVC Research team an email with my receipt number in the title and attached our NOA2 letter that we received from USCIS. My questions are as follows: -Should he receive an email reply from the NVC regarding his research team email just to indicate they have received it? -Can he contact the USCIS to send a copy of the approval to NVC if possible? -Is there a way to call the NVC Research team directly in regards to finding my case? -I’m worried about the approval valid time period I have left considering the research team could take months and we only have until 12/22/2019. Is this date a deadline to schedule an interview or to complete the interview? Best regards, Claudina R.
  8. Hello, we went through the K1 visa process and after we got married we went to DSS and they gave him a SSN. After that we filed for our adjustment of status which took months. Once that processed we went to the embassy and found out we were approved, he received his permanent resident card in the mail a little later but he ALSO received another SNN, with a different number. We have been using the more recent one and thought the other was void, but has anyone else had this happen to them? Do we need to report this?
  9. Hello, My (I'm USC) I-130 petition for my husband (beneficiary) was approved Dec 2019. We're currently in the States right now and we thought we had to have the I-130 approved first so it was filed separately from the AOS. The AOS was eventually submitted. As of Dec 2019 based on the USCIS case status tool online we're ready to be scheduled for an interview. Although we still haven't received a notice of the exact date. But regarding the I-130 approval notice it states that the petition was sent to the NVC. That my husband will receive further correspondence and we're assuming it could be further instructions. What could that be? We've also been told that if we did receive that correspondence from NVC we are to let them know that we've filed my husband's AOS already. By doing this, NVC will close our case on their side. Is this advice correct? If yes, do we also let them know we're waiting for the scheduled interview notice? If no, what would be the appropriate actions we need to take? Please any input would be greatly appreciated Thank you
  10. I had my interview for IR-1 class on 9th January and the interview went well and the CO told me that I am good to go and I will be receiving my passport in 1-2 weeks. My status on the CEAC says Administrative Processing is it normal to have it after interview? Since I did not receive any 221G or any list I wanted to know how many days does it take to get the Issued status?
  11. Hi everyone. My sister had an immigrant visa interview (CR1) on 18th November 2019 in Islamabad pakistan. The interview went well visa officer asked her few questions.. checked original nikah nama and pics and in the end kept the passport and congratulated her that her visa is approved and she will get her passport in 2/3 weeks. She was neither Given any form 221g nor mentioned that there was further administrative processing needed but now its been almost 6 weeks and when she checks the status it says administrative processing. Her case status updated twice after 15 days of the interview Does anyone know how long it will take? If they had to put her in administrative processing why didn’t they mention at the interview or asked any additional documents?
  12. Hi guys, I have very strange N-400 and I-751 case status on USCIS.gov site. I filed my I-751 in December 2017 and filed my N-400 in December 2018. Last Saturday I went for my N-400 Interview/test, I passed the test, and they approved my N-400 application on next Monday. The status for my N-400 changed to below, Now, what interesting is that the status of my I-751 changed twice after my N-400 has been approved. First, it changed to "New card is being produced" (which is weird, why would they produce my green card while my N-400 has already been approved?). Second, the status changed to "Case transferred and new office has jurisdiction". Why are they transfering my I-751 case while the new green card is being produced? Should I be worried? I'm so confused with their case status tracking. Thanks in advance for your answers, BKKDEN
  13. Hello everyone! I am extremelly happy to give you all the news that my expedite was approved. As I stated in other post this was a very rare chance of approval but here we are. I tried it and Im glad I made it. So this post might be able to help other venezuelans or anyone else who's looking to expedite but doesnt know how. Well first you need to know what the grounds for the expedite are: Severe financial loss to company or ​person, emergency situation, humanitarian reasons, nonprofit organization whose request is in furtherance of the cultural and social interests of the United States​, department of defense or ​n​ational ​i​nterest ​s​ituation, USCIS error or compelling interest of USCIS. In my case, I think the most accurate ground for Venezuela was Humanitarian crisis. Yes, I understand no one has declared it but that doesn't mean is not happening. ​ First thing I did was finding out how to start the expedite process and this is where the fun part begins! The email you want to contact the NVC to speet up your process is this: NVCExpedite@state.gov (yes, also take notes I requested the expedite two days after I got my NOA2, asking the NVC to expedite it as soon as they got it) Well next, this is how you start the email. Is important that you put in the first line of the email whats the grounds for expedite you're requesting this on. And of course, the expedite request must be from the petitioner, not the beneficiary. Example of me being the petitioner: Name of the person submitting the inquiry: ______________________ NVC case number or USCIS receipt number: _____________________ Petitioner's name: ___________________ Principal Applicant's name and date of birth: ____________________ I, Arelys Weimer, I'm formally requesting that the (whatever visa type is) be expedited on the grounds of (Humanitarian Crisis) as soon as it reaches you (in case that is not at the NVC yet). NOTE: If it's already at the NVC or at the USCIS, leave at "...reaches you". On the second paragraph you want to explain how you got to the conclusion that the expedite is neccesary and the grounds for it are correct. In my case, my husband explained how theres a serious lack of primery products here such as toilet paper and medicines. Added to this he explained that my country has the second highest crime rate in latinamerica and there has been rapings, murders, kidnappnings, people are breaking into houses, robberies everywhere. He explained how this has put a lot of stress in the marriage and how he can't even sleep knowing that Im here and I cant even be safe at my own home. On top of this he explained that theres airlines leaving the country and even if I get the visa I might not be able to find a plane ticket to leave. Of course, there's the upcoming elections and we don't know for certain whats going to happen. Maybe something, maybe nothing but he wasn't wiling to risk it. Once you've explained everything in your email, the next part is doing a bit of research. Add to your email all kinds of news covering what you just said in that email. News in english and spanish. You do wanna find the news that cover stuff close by where you live, thats what will be the most helpful tool for you. Note: if you dont know where to find english news about the country you're requesting the expedite on, I recommend you this portal: http://www.insightcrime.org/ You will find travel warnings in the Department of State's website http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings.html (Find your country on the list) Get the warning printed, scanned and attach it to this email as well. (They can't contradict you on something they know). Make sure you explain to them how serious the situation is. I tried this with little to non chances to getting it, and here I am. Do not be afraid to try. IMPORTANT: IS A FREE INQUIRY SO YOU DONT HAVE TO PAY TO GET IT EXPEDITED. ALSO, IT DOES NOT SLOW DOWN THE PROCESS IF IT GETS DENIED. So as you cna see, there's no downside of trying. If you think it meets the requirements, try it. The worst thing they can do is say NO and keep working on your paperwork on their ussual timeframe. NOTE: If you didn't get to pay the fees in the NVC because your case got expedited, don't worry. The embassy will let you pay the fees and submit the original documents the day of your interview. In your currency. Keep out for this post since I'm now in contact with the embassy, I will explain how the rest of the process goes from this point and on. God bless, and if you need any help with this; ask away. Doesnt matter if you feel its a silly question.
  14. My imterview was yesterday. I gave them my civil documents at 11 and then i had to return at 1pm for my real interview. The interview was super nice, officers were super friendly and nice. The interview didn't take so long as I was expected. The CO at window 4 was very nice and patient to me and I felt so comfortable answering the questions and I felt like im talking to a friend of mine while giving some details to the answers. CO said your visa is ok to be issued and it will be issued within 10 business days, but 5 hours after I arrived home, charged my dead phone, and checked my CEAC, its under AP that takes several weeks. My lawyer said its a routine AP. ( to me it sounds like everyone goes through this AP) I just want to know why the normal routinely AP and the ugly AP have the same names?! They should pick a nicer name for the routinely one!!😑 But once I realised my original civil documents are with the embassy too and they didnt hand them back to me, I said maybe this is the reason for AP to check if my original documents are real or fake since I'm a refugee in NL and they assume all refugees are expert in faking documents. Well I feel being labled as a regugee is complicating so many things to me by putting me in difficult situations😐. Just cant wait to return to the states and get treated as a normal residence as I used to be. Should I just not worry about this AP or should I keep worrying?! I'm confused between the 2 kinds of APs. Tryna forget about it and not worry. I was super happy when the consular said its going to be issued within 10 days but that AP at my CEAC is telling me girl calm down don't be too excited not yet we are still working on this. 😤 Any experience like this plz?! Why do some ppl never went through AP things? And why do the US embassy still have my Original Civil Documents?
  15. 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
  16. So, my i-130 was approved about a week or so ago and we filed in May 2019. So, when I go on the USCIS website to fill out the Affidavit of Support forms in advance, it says they will not be accepted on or after October something. Does this mean we would have to meet those new requirements, if we do get our NVC Case number AFTER the new rule goes into affect?
  17. I just got approved the interview was super easy and smooth i felt nothing but comfortable it took me less than 3 minutes the CO didn’t even ask me for the evidence i was the one who said please take a look at those evidence, the first question was tell me about your relationship and from there i was saying everything didn’t even give her the chance to ask me cause i was telling her about everything how me met and when and our engagement party i was talking about everything and she gave me a pink small paper telling me you are good to go come in Wednesday ti pick your passport and your visa thank god! anyone needs help or any questions for my experience i can help contact me in Instagram just follow me and send me a text my IG is: Semehmefteh
  18. Have you had or heard of a case in which the processing time for an F3 I-130 to be FILED AND APPROVED IN UNDER 2 MONTHS ? That seems to be the case in our petition. The petition was filed on August 1996 (priority date) and was already at the NVC by October 1996 based on the NVC case number (MNL1996XXXXX). Could the process really be that quick? Asking this in regards to my CSPA eligibility. I need some significant amount of time to cut off from my age to qualify. Thanks
  19. I-130 just got approved after a 12 month wait at the Nebraska Service center. Just found out that the wait for a interview at the Juarez consular is 9 months. What possibilities that my wife could travel and wait here in the US on a approved I-130???
  20. Hi everyone please help me out with my issue, I was approved for permanent residence card and the card is undelivered since September 12 2017. I know it is a lot of text but I would highly appreciate if you would have time to follow the timeline below. Any recommendations would help, it is a really painful process. - 03/17/2017 I applied for i-485 adjustment of status (marriage based) at Chicago location. - 08/17/2017 Approved for Permanent Green Card at Chicago Location (right after the interview). RECEIVED APPROVAL LETTER I-797 SHORTLY - 08/22/2017 "We mailed your new card to the address you gave us." - HERE THE SITUATION GETS WRONG - The lawyer that was filling out our application moved to another address and he informed the USCIS about it but it seems like it was too late and USCIS sent the Green Card to his old address where it went undeliverable. - 08/29/2017 "your request to have your Permanent Resident Card resent to you, referral number SRxxxxxxCHI, was assigned to an officer for response." - 08/31/2017 "your request to have your Permanent Resident Card resent to you, referral number SRxxxxxxCHI, was completed." NEVER RECEIEVED ANY WRITTEN RESPONSE - 09/12/2017 "the Post Office returned your new card for Receipt Number MSCxxxxxx, to us as undeliverable." that is on the main screen right now - 09/13/2017 FIRST INFOPASS appointment - the person at the counter told me that I should reapply for the green card and pay the fee one more time - she was pretty rude and did not even opened my case - she just told me that she would change the lawyer right away if she would be in my shoes. - 10/02/2017 "your request to change your address, referral number CAxxxxxxMSC, was assigned to an officer for response." - 10/05/2017 "your request to change your address, referral number CAxxxxxxMSC, was completed." - 10/19/2017 "your request to have your Permanent Resident Card resent to you, referral number SRxxxxxxCHI, was assigned to an officer for response." SECOND SERVICE REQUEST - DID NOT RECEIVED ANY RESPONSE. - 11/14/2017 "your request to have your Permanent Resident Card resent to you, referral number T1DxxxxxxxCHI, was assigned to an officer for response." THIRD SERVICE REQUEST - 11/17/2017 "your request to have your Permanent Resident Card resent to you, referral number T1DxxxxxxxCHI, was completed. - THIS IS THE LAST UPDATE ON USCIS WEBSITE RIGHT NOW. They sent a letter, quoting "YOUR CARD WILL BE SENT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE" and nothing more! At this stage my lawyer tells me that there are too many service requests and that's why the process is messed up, so he told me that we should not get any more service requests for the next 60 days. -12/28/2017 SECOND INFOPASS appointment where the representative had the opportunity to call the benefits center and they told him that they will send the card soon - Luckily he put a stamp in my passport which expires in 3 months that states that I am approved for Permanent Card and I am waiting to get it resent from benefits center. Status at this moment: The lawyer is not contacting me with any updates, 60 days passed since the last response from USCIS and I really don't know what to do next. I read some threads and people are usually contacting the Congressman in this kind of situation or others fill in a Ombudsman request on USCIS, I am really worried about contacting USCIS one more time because I assume that it can slow down the process of sending the card back. Please help me out, I really don't know what to do and living with this situation it really affects my day to day life. In case you need any additional information please let me know. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND CONSIDERATION - ANY IDEAS OR RECOMMENDATIONS HELPS! P.S. YES, I have my name on my mailbox.
  21. Whyyyyyyyyyyyy is Morocco so slow when it comes to issuing visas?? My husband's interview was 2 weeks ago and we're STILL waiting. It finally issued last week but now with Eid coming up this week I just feel like they're using that and Ramadan as an excuse to move at snail's pace, even Aramex is closing for 2 days this week for Eid.. We spoke to a few other people who got approved there and their visas haven't made it to Aramex yet either. Does anyone know if the consulate makes bulk shipments of passports w/ visas to Aramex like once a week or something? This whole process just took so long and I'm ready for it to be over already and have my husband here. It's like we're so close to the end yet still so far.
  22. So my (beneficary) fiance and I arrived at our new home two days ago. The anxiety and fear of the interview is over. The wait for approval and papers is postponed until the next steps after the wedding. I go back to work, and now she... Is thousands of miles away from everything familiar to her. Her family, friends, and everything she's ever known. Everything here is foreign to her. She's excited for the future, but also sad for what she's left behind. Who out there knows the mixture of emotions, hope and fear, happiness and sadness? Who in the world could she share these feelings with that could relate or understand? How weird is it that there is no one to pump your gas or check your oil? Where are the car guards? Why aren't there bars on the windows? I'm being extra and dramatic, I know. But there are so many great people I've chatted with here. I think it would be great to start a What'sApp group for those who have come to the states on a K1 visa from South Africa. If the only shared experience is coming to the states from South Africa on a K1 visa, then that's a pretty big thing that is the basis for support, ideas, recipes, shopping, tips, recommendations, or just witty banter that only South Africans can understand. In fact, I don't need to be part of it. I just think it could be good for my fiance and good for others who have went through this life altering process. Anyone?
  23. Hi. I'm not sure if anyone knows the answer to this. I was recently approved for a K1 in Montreal. I live close to Buffalo - where I will be moving. Am I allowed to cross the border before I technically "declare" myself at the border? I've heard mixed things.
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