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  1. I got approved at the NOA2 stage for my K-1 visa on November 8th. I was under the impression a letter from the US embassy here in the UK should be dropping through my letter box a few weeks later but as of today (December 14th) nothing yet. Should I continue to wait or make a call/email to the NVC? Will the letter be accompanied by an email or similar (given that we filled out the G-1145 form for email/text confirmation at the same time as the I-129f) or will that be the only thing they send? I'm 100% sure we put my correct mailing address on the I-129f form but just wanted to be sure. Also, it feels like I'm sitting twiddling my thumbs while waiting for this - can I be doing anything else in the meantime? I've already submitted my DS-160, as well as got my ACRO police cert/immunisations for my medical, and my fiancé has filled in her affidavit of support form too, but is there anything else I can be doing to prepare while we wait for this case number or does everything from here onwards require that case number to be generated?? And finally - what's the average wait time from now (NOA2 about a month ago) to getting my K-1 visa? Could I be starting to plan moving out to the US from like end of January or around then??
  2. I just finished submitting all my documents ONLINE at the CEAC site this morning Dec. 2, 2018. How long will it take them to review and close my case?
  3. Dear Experts, The embassy send me the interview letter since Sept. 2017 but few weeks before the interview date, the embassy called me and inform that my interview schedule was canceled because my immigration petition has requested to to returned to the USCIS. I keep check status of my application and haven't seen any update since Oct. last year (2017) but today i check and i found the last update of my case was 27-November-2018, what does it mean for this case update status? is it, the USCIS start working on my application again or any others? Appreciate with your kindly answers. Thanks, Wong
  4. Hello all, I'm hoping someone will be able to offer some advice, I've see a few posts on various forums about this particular matter but have yet to see an answer or definitive outcome to this situation. Some context about my case - For nearly two years I have been working on my O1 visa case with my lawyers; Kate Raynor & Associates. I have two job offers in Los Angeles waiting for me as a musician; one to join a band and the other to be an on call session guitarist to one of LA's top song writer/producers. We submitted my case with USCIS in June 2017 to which I was asked for more evidence. I was annoyed but did as requested and gathered more evidence then re-submitted at the end of October 2017. I then received a positive outcome mid December 2017 stating my O1 visa had been approved. I booked an appointment for my interview and to send off my passport to get stamped at the US embassy in London on January 3rd 2018. The interview didn't go as expected as I was told they would need to review my case further, the next day I received an email from the embassy with a 'notification of revocation'. The decision will now go back to USCIS who will either agree with the London embassy's recommendation to revoke my visa, or they might still think I deserve the O1 (I would think they would side with the embassy though). The average response time from USCIS seems to be about 6-12 months, possibly longer. As anyone can understand this is pretty ridiculous as no job offer will realistically wait indefinitely for an answer, even if it is positive, especially in the music industry. I have been given no specific reason as to why they are trying to revoke my visa other than one short line in the email saying 'The request for revocation is based on further administrative review of the applicant’s qualifications conducted subsequent to your visa interview at Embassy London.' This seems incredibly unreasonable as the interview only lasted about 5 minutes, I was asked about 5--10 questions which were somewhat vague, so I was unable to talk about 90% of the evidence that granted me the initial approval. It also appeared the consular officer who interviewed me had no previous knowledge of my case, so was basing the entirety of his decision on my answers in that moment. Does anyone have any knowledge/experience on how to resolve this matter quickly, ideally with the visa ultimately being approved? (as it has been approved in principal in the US). This decision will have massive long term ramifications on my life as, from now on, if I travel to any other country and they ask if I have ever been denied a visa, I will have to say yes and explain why. This will obviously count against me and will potentially impact my ability to work as, being a musician, I'm often required to travel all over the world for gigs. So the embassy's decision to refuse a visa to work in the US will now risk my ability to work anywhere else. It will also affect the band and producer who have offered me jobs as they will now have to start looking for other guitarists to fill my spot until this matter can be resolved, which again will affect their ability to work and progress. Thanks for reading, I can give more info if needed, I didn't want to post too much straight away as that'll probably scare people off! Jake
  5. April filer ‘17. Anyone knows whats going on?? My interview was on 21st December i didn’t get AP and i was supposed to get the visa in 10 days but still nothing. My IV visa says “application received” as of 23rd jan. But it’s been more then 2 working days and the status still hasn’t changed.
  6. Hi all, my pd is Jan 2018, my case is ready for interview for almost 4 months. I requested an infopass this month to discuss about my case....do you think i will ever have any update about my case or not from uscis going to infopass appoiment? or do you think will be a waist of time? I've never been to an infopass i don't know what to expect from it. I will appreciate any suggestion about what kind of questions i should ask at this appoiment or your experiences. Thanks !
  7. Hello I called and spoke to the NVC last Friday ( 9/21/18 ) and they gave me our Case#. Today my fiancee called to schedule his medical and they told him to come this Friday ( 9/28/18 ). My question is - is the attached screenshot enough to print out and bring to the Medical ? Even if it still says "at NVC"? How long after you are given the case # does it take for them to send it over? Can we still attend the medical with it not being forwarded over to the embassy yet? Thank you
  8. I know my husband and I love each other and our relationship is genuine BUT reading hundreds of VJ threads on Morocco and the Casablanca Consulate, and I’m now experiencing a strong case of paranoia and nerves. I’m wondering if our case is strong enough for the consulate. I’ve read a lot about the importance of front loading as basically the CO has already made their decision before the interview. This is a long message so I apologize now for the headache that you’re about to dive into. For our I-130, I submitted 64 photos of us together from October 2015 - August 2017 along with dates and locations for each photo. I was working and still live in Morocco. We lived in the same city our first year together until he got transferred to a different city because of his job. Our second year, I took a job in a city that was closer to his but we lived in separate cities. We still visited each other on major holidays and a couple weekend trips. We were married in April of 2017 but I didn’t move in with him until my work contract ended in June 2017. I would go home for summer and spend about 1-2 months with family before going back to Morocco. I also submitted 60 screen shot messages with dates from WhatsApp that show our first convo in Oct 2015 - Aug 2017. I submitted our I-130 in Oct 2017. We have been living together for a full year, I subtracted the months I was visiting family over the past 2 summers. We also share the same religion. He is 5 years older than me. We do not have any kids and neither of us have been married before. Question: Is that considered enough evidence? I didn’t provide plane/bus tickets or my work contracts. (Though my employment history w/ address is in the I-130) I’m worried if this will look fishy to the CO: We signed our kitaab (marriage certificate) April 2017 and had a small party with his family. We wanted to hold off on a full wedding celebration until December 2018 because a lot of his family lives in Europe and I wanted my family to be able to fly up during the winter break, plus I was still working at the time and still intended to go home for the summer. I submitted photos of our small kitaab/wedding celebration with the I-130. Possible problem, only my uncle, his girlfriend, and my dad attended the wedding. My mother and half siblings did not attend. Though to be fair, my mom hasn’t been in my life for 14 years now. I’m wondering if the lack of family coming to the wedding on my side will severely damage our case. For NVC I submitted 15 more photos from 4 separate trips/events (4 of them being of the wedding celebration photos from Dec 2018). Dates of the photos are from Dec 2018 to Feb 2019. I had other photos, selfies etc but I didn’t think to submit these and I’m worried now if maybe the evidence will look a little weak on the NVC side since I submitted that to them at the beginning of Aug 2019. So like a 4 month gap on photos. 😰We are still currently living together in Morocco. Having a basic idea of our case/story do you see anything that would be a major problem/red flag for us at the interview. I plan on bringing extra photos to the interview but I’m worried they won’t give my husband a chance to show them. We our currently waiting for our interview date. NVC CC was Aug 17th. If you read this far, bless you.
  9. I'm getting a lot of mixed information, I was told to submit the affidavit of support so my fiancé could take it to his interview and now im being told no it isn't necessary can someone please help so I don't do the stupid thing and prolong the process even more.. thank you!!!
  10. Hello Dear friends, First of all i wanted to thank you all for guiding me in all steps till now. Today i called NVC and Finally they got our K-1 Approved case, and the representative gave me the Case Number. she said we don't need to do anything further but when checking my visa status i am having this message. What exactly should i do ? what could these six steps be that we have to take ? U.S. Department of State IMMIGRANT VISA APPLICATION At NVC Immigrant Visa Case Number: Please follow the instructions you received from the National Visa Center (NVC) that list the six steps you must take before NVC can schedule your visa interview appointment. This includes submitting to NVC various fees, forms and documents. Once NVC has received all the required items, they will let you know if anything is missing or incomplete. You can also find these instructions online at http://nvc.state.gov (English) and http://nvc.state.gov/espanol (Spanish). You will find contact information for NVC at http://nvc.state.gov/ask.
  11. So, my wife is in Turkey. We got our NOA 2 about 2 months ago. NVC received it early February. I was told this was a pivot case since everything is being done online and what not. Someone also mentioned to start gathering the documents. 1. Can someone fully explain what a PIVOT case is? 2. What documents should I start gathering? -thank you...
  12. Hello, Can anyone help us on how to request for expediting your case at NVC stage? Also do we need to wait until we have our case number, and invoice ID number in order to be able to request expediting our case? We are currently waiting for our case, and invoice ID number. NVC received our case March the 12th. Because of an USCIS error ( they had lost our case when sending it to NVC Beginning of January ) We have lost over 13+ weeks because of that error, as well as we have a reception planned in October this year for the American side of the family, because a lot of people couldn't be here in Belgium for our wedding. And as a lot of people know a lot of family members live across the United States, so they need to know at least 5 months ahead of time to book their flights... Unfortunately because we lost all this time because of USCIS we are not sure anymore that I'll ( Beneficiary) be making it in time to be there for our reception . As well as my spouse (petitioner) is a full time student in university, working full-time as well, just lost their job, and it would be really helpful for our family, to have our family together as soon as possible so that I ( beneficiary ) can work and my spouse could finally focus on the last year of university and for financial stability. We are CR1. NOA1 - July the 7th 2017. NOA2 - December the 28th 2017. Case was lost because of USCIC. NVC received our case on March the 12th. Currently waiting for case, and invoice ID number. Priority date is July the 3rd. Potomac center. Thank you
  13. Hello all, I submitted my removal of conditions in the beginning of October 2017 and I had received my extension letter by the middle of October 2017. In the middle of February 2018 I changed my address with them. All updates say the same thing apart from the date in which I should receive a notice by. I received my extension in October and I have a letter saying they accepted my change of address. Is that what they mean by the latest update? That they’ve received the address change, not the case itself persay? I shouldn’t need to do a case enquiry right? Thanks for your help!
  14. Question: we are currently awaiting interview date for the consulate in Juarez. We have an approved I130 and I601A for a IR1 visa. Our case completed with NVC 1/11/18. From what I have seen, we are likely to be scheduled in April. We cannot go until May and thereafter. I have contacted NVC whom stated we can place a hold on the case and then place it into processing at a later date. I also understand we can miss the appointment and reschedule. What is the better process? What are the timeframes? How are theses processes carried out exactly? Hope you can help. TIA.
  15. How long does it take for a case to go from transit to ready????
  16. I'm a U.S. citizen. My husband is an Indian passport holder currently living in Canada on a work permit. I have filed a petition for him (CR-1/I-130). I've received a letter with a receipt number on it like 2 months ago. How long will it take to get his case approved? Does the processing time varies by the country where the beneficiary lives?
  17. So we have gotten our Case number from the NVC finally after 6 weeks, I'm kind of confused as to what I should do now? when I put it in as an immigrant visa it takes me to a 6 step process and the first thing it says is to get an agent? honestly I'm confused about the whole process from here on out so any help is appreciated...
  18. Hello Visa Journey community. I have come across this article here on 'interpreting' USCIS case numbers. It was an interesting read, but I was then surprised to see my case number didn't conform to the usual numbers. It contains a "0" where the article has "5" being the common number preceding case-order--received. I checked a few June filer numbers and noticed they all had "5" in the corresponding spot so the article, though from 2015, is probably still accurate. Of course, I researched the meaning a "0" and found two old VJ posts from 2006 and 2011 about "0" meaning 'mainframe' records - e.g., case status not publicly available online. Not sure what that means, because I am able to enter my number in the USCIS case tracker and get standard "your case has been received" response. I haven't found any other recent articles talking about "0" v.s. "5". Does anyone have any thoughts? Should this be something I inquire about? Our NOA2 date should be coming up in the next 5 weeks... We hope not to be too outside the VJ estimated times... Any thoughts? Thanks.
  19. Hi Everyone Our visa was received on the 4th October, and since that time it has been on 'case is received'. My question is should it have moved to another stage, such as 'initial review' by now? 2 months seems like a long time for it to be on case is received. Or, does it go straight from 'case is received' to NOA2. If it normally would have moved on to another stage by now, what might the likely reason be? Many Thanks in advance, if more info is needed let me know
  20. Hi I have a case I-130 from USCIS in Nebraska Service Center is now passed my PD date (At December 9th 2016 now) and my PD is Dec 6th 2016. I am a US Citizen filing for my wife. Well its been almost 10 months wait, called USCIS even to Tier 1 and Tier 2 (Although its hard to get to Tier 2 because they will keep saying its the same), and no good response. I already submitted inquiry last week and USCIS says to wait 30 days for it. also submitted letter to senator/congressman last week, no response from either one. Does anyone know any other way to get by this or any other tips? are they gona send me any NOA-2 noticed from E-mail, Text OR physical mail OR the USCIS app? and is there a chance that they might send an RFE because I am hoping not even after this long period of wait. Im already waiting 10 months almost and im just told to wait, and if they send me a physical mail how long is that and is it from a letter from USPS or UPS?. Thank you in advance.
  21. My wife filed for me earlier this year and now our case is at the NVC. Everything was paid for and we sent the documents. However my wife is unable to work while living with me outside of the country so our source of income comes from me and my foreign business. We filled out the I-864 for her and the I-864A for me. We also included bank statements and supporting evidence for my business. But I received an email telling me that the I-864 for me the beneficiary is missing. So am I supposed to fill out the form similarly to how my wife filled hers out but instead put that I am the joint sponsor? I see in bold text on the first page that I am to submit proof to prove my citizenship if I am the sponsor which I cannot. This is what the email said: Please make the below corrections to your Form I-864 or gather the requested financial evidence: [ ] Hidden line. [x] Form I-864, Affidavit of Support [x] Your Form I-864 Affidavit of Support is missing. Please complete and submit Form I-864. [x] You must submit the following financial evidence: [x] Please provide your _____2016______________________________ IRS transcript or U.S. income tax return. You can get a transcript on the IRS's website: irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript. If you cannot get an IRS transcript, please send a photocopy of your Federal income tax return and a copy of every Form W-2 and Form 1099 that relates to your return(s). Do not include copies of these forms if you provide an IRS transcript of your Federal individual income tax returns rather than a photocopy unless you filed a joint income tax return with your spouse and are qualifying using only your income. If you were not required to file a Federal income tax return for the most recent tax year ___2016_______________________________ , attach a typed or printed explanation of the reason. If you are eligible for an exception for any reason other than income level, you must also include evidence of the exception and how you are eligible for it. [x] A copy of every W-2 form that relates to your ________2016___________________________ tax returns.