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  1. hey guys! hoping somebody can help me with current 2019 tax requirements. I submitted my 1040 and my fathers 1040 ( as the household member) to prove financial support. The documents were refused and they requested a 2017 IRS issued tax transcript.. I have obtained these documents and are working on uploading them. what I am trying to figure out is after I submit the current 1040 with the IRS transcript are they going to come back and request a w2 as well? they didn't ask for it the 1st time, just requested the transcript but I am trying to avoid yet another delay. I personally do not have a w2 because I lived abroad in Australia, so my income is foreign and reported for my transcript. will my household member need to submit a w2 or is the tax transcript going to make it so its not necessary? Help please! Also would love help from people who have done this in the late 2018 to early 2019, as I have heard they have changed the requirements for taxes. thank you.
  2. hi all! so I just submitted all my docs to CEAC and almost all of them were rejected with a problem. the thing that is the most confusing to me is that I as the petitioner filed the I-864 because you have to for affidavit of support. I am currently unemployed as I just moved home from living overseas. My father is the joint sponsor and makes enough. They said that he didn't fill out the I-864A because I was told he didn't need to and that it was just the I-864 from him and from me. does anybody know about this? I don't see why he needs to fill out an I-864a if he already did the I-864. thank you!
  3. Has anyone else noticed that the CEAC website for Immigrant Visa login is not functioning? I tried to log on yesterday to check the status of my DS260 and AOS to see if there have been any changes, even though I know I will recieve an email once NVC has processed the paperwork... I'm just biting my nails and getting antsy. I tried logging on again today, and the same problem persists. (I fill in all the blanks to log in and hit 'continue,' but nothing happens except it looks like the page is waiting to load. It never does, it just gives a new captcha). I hope you are all doing well out there wherever you are in your journeys. ❤️
  4. Hi my name is Steve I am applying for a green card for my wife (I am a US citizen) and currently working on the upload process in CEAC. Did anyone go through the upload process via ceac for financial and supporting document of joint sponsor & household member? I was able to successfully add a joint sponsor in CEAC, but under the 'Affidavit of Support Documents & Financial Evidence' it displayed as 'N/A' for the added joint sponsor. I don't have any clue where I can upload the supporting documents for the joint sponsor. *Please refer to the bottom half of the attached screen shot, where its showing 'N/A' Question 1 Does anyone know where or when I can upload the supporting docs for the joint sponsor? I also need to add a household member who is related to the joint sponsor, but when trying to add the household member, I can only select myself (not the joint sponsor) for which sponsor the household member is related too. Question 2 Does anyone know how or when I can select the joint sponsor as the related sponsor? Appreciate your assistance!!
  5. AmyOlivia

    Visa Status on CEAC Question

    Please see attached image. My Visa is now officially listed as In Transit and therefore headed to the London Embassy/ Consulate, which is good. What I don't understand/ am confused by is the fact that the NVC has provided me/ us with an interview date. This is not actually the case. I was under the impression that I would apply for the interview following the contact I am due to receive from the Embassy. Is this common in this stage of the process? Approximately how long is it until the Visa is received and processed by the Embassy? Thank you all in advance! Edit: To clarify! The NVC hasn't told us about any interview date, and I've been trying to get in touch with them to no avail (even 9am till 9pm opening hours is impossible to get a hold of them!!). I've submitted my DS-160 and printed the confirmation page, as the forums around here seem to agree that this is actually good to get done before I receive contact from the Embassy.
  6. 3 days ago I uploaded all of our AOS and civil documents. Today the NVC sent me a message saying I needed to upload my 2017 or 2018 tax transcript. I do not yet have the one for 2018. I uploaded my 1040 because I just got my taxes done on Monday and they told me I had to mail in instead of efile because my husband doesn't have an SSN. Why does the NVC say upload tax return OR transcript if all they will accept is the transcript?? I uploaded transcripts for 2016 and 2017 but IRS just received my return in the mail today so I imagine it will take days if not weeks for my 2018 transcript to be available to download from their site. This is so frustrating!! They accepted all of our civil documents. There was also an issue of my birth certificate being upside down but I've rotated it and resubmitted it. But what can I do about this 2018 tax transcript issue? Why aren't they accepting the 1040??
  7. hi guys! so i submitted all my CEAC documents about a week or so ago and all the included supporting documentation. When i log onto my CEAC account under affidavit and civil documents it says "completed" and under fees it says "paid" and under IV application it says "completed" so it seems from this view i have submitted all documents and am waiting for them to get back to me? however when i log on on the CEAC website under " check immigration status" it says required documents.... and its saying i have to upload all of the above documents. has this happened to anybody? do you think it just hasnt been updated or that the documents have not been uploaded properly? as we all know the worst thing is to think your visa is moving up in the line and youre actually at a stand still. tried calling NVC but they are so backed up they arent taking any calls. any insight into this would be greatly appreciated!
  8. Hi, sorry I'm sure there are threads already asking this question but I was unable to find any pertaining to Morocco specifically. Is anyone with a spouse from Morocco able to tell me if they were able to submit all documents online during the NVC stage, even the I-864? Did you have to mail anything to NVC? I can't seem to find a clear answer on this. I'm still waiting for a case number so I can start paying the fees. Thank you.
  9. hey guys! just trying to gain a little advice. i think i made a big mistake. as most of you here, ive been trying to do this whole i-130 without a lawyer so its definitely a learning process. i am at the CEAC stage and have submitted all the documents except for my joint sponsors information. Where it states "photographs" for my spouse that i am sponsoring i was told it was passport images, so thats what i added. Since then i am reading a bunch of stuff like people added pictures of their marriage, texts, flights, etc. I added none of this and am realizing i probably should have... i just didnt read about it on the "NVC supporting documentation " page. maybe i overlooked it or maybe its not something you add unless requested?! help!!! the documents are already submitted and now i guess i have to wait. advice?
  10. Hello helpful community! I'm about half-way through the CR1 visa application process at the US Embassy in Paris for my husband, who is French (I'm a US citizen). Everything was pretty clear and going smoothly until now, we're completely lost as to what the next step is. Did anyone file recently at this consulate, and if so, when/where/how did you submit your I-184, financial and civil docs after submitting the DS-260?? To recap our situation: Oct 17: We submitted our I-130 petition in person at the US Embassy (we had previously gotten approved for filing directly due to exceptional circumstance) Oct 31: We received an email from the embassy saying the petition had been approved and instructing us to: ""Complete you DS-260, gather the full documentation, and register your appointment." Nov 25: We submitted the DS-260 online via the CEAC portal. Unless we missed something major, there was NOT a tab for uploading the I-184, financial documents, nor civil documents. We received the Confirmation email that the DS-260 had been submitted. This email said we had to submit the financial and civil documents for the NVC to review and directed us to this website. Option one (CEAC) doesn't seem possible, do we EMAIL or MAIL the documents in to the NVC? Our case number does not begin with the letters they put as the ones that should be emailed in. Here's a bit of the letter: On the CEAC tracker, though, our status is marked as "Ready" and says to wait for appointment notification: So, are we supposed to: A) Do nothing just wait? B) Email documents to NVCelectronic@state.gov C) Mail them to National Visa Center Attn: DR31 Rochester Ave. Suite 100 Portsmouth, NH 03801-2914 D) Something else???? Anyone who has been through this process recently and can tell us what steps they had to take would be most appreciated! Thank you!!!
  11. Hello i just finished my interview three days ago on jan 14 2019. everything went smoothly i was scheduled to be interviewed for an IR2 visa which is an immigrants visa. i spoke with the consul and everything was good. she said congratulations and she said i got approved. she told me to register the mailing address where i would receive my visa. my CEAC status when i checked yesterday it said ''READY'' but now when i checked it it's on ''Administrative processing'' as well as i got an email from Manila embassy stating i need to go back to the embassy for ''oath taking''' which is very vague? what oathtaking? i attached the email that was sent to me on this topic. is this normal? what's happening?
  12. At what point does NVC need joint sponsor tax info? Initially or only after determining if petitioner makes over or under poverty guidelines? Also, if joint sponsor files toward end of tax season is petitioner forced to wait until able to upload their tax info before moving past NVC stage? Or can it be submitted at embassy stage? TIA
  13. Hi, We received a message today from the NVC on the FEDERAL INCOME TAX RETURN OR TRANSCRIPT section for both the Petitioner and the Joint Sponsor. We each uploaded a W2 PDF of the most recent tax year but both were rejected. This is the message we received: "We are unable to accept these documents as uploaded. Please delete these documents and submit them under the correct document type." I'm not sure how to correct this. We followed the upload directions correctly but still got rejected. Maybe resubmit them in a JPEG format? Everything else we uploaded has been accepted. We would appreciate any help with this!
  14. So I went for my interview on the 26th on November, on the day I was approved and told they didn't have my medical results. After sending an email they confirmed they had my medical results on the 29th of November. As far as I can tell in this forum, the "Case Last Updated:" should update nearly everyday. It may go from ready to AP, or back again. But mine hasn't been like that, the case has only updated on days the embassy replied to my emails, does this mean my case is just sat there having nothing done to it? Even now the last time they replied to me was the 6th of December so that's when the case was last updated. Before then it was a week with zero updates. The only thing that stands out in my experience compared to others on this forum is that the system was having issues the day I went for my interview, the person getting interviewed before me was told that he could be stuck in the embassy for two hours due to the system. But I was allowed to leave straight after, I assumed it was because they were waiting for my medical results. Only reason I'm worrying is because I wanted to be there for Christmas and I'm seeing people on this forum get their visa before me when they had interviews after. I know time can vary but my case just seems odd. I'm not really looking for a solution, just ideas or other people who may have experienced something similar. I've sent an email asking if there's any issues so that's all I have right now. Making me anxious. Thanks very much. Declan
  15. Hello, First of all thank you everyone for the vast amount of knowledge on here. I'm a bit confused and have done my best to research the topic, but I couldn't reach an answer, so any help would be appreciated. We submitted our I-129f and were approved on November 20th 2018. We have been waiting to receive a letter from the NVC but we haven't had anything. My fiance (the petitioner) contacted the NVC and we received our Case Number with a preference category of K1. Since then I have scheduled my medical in London using the case number. I have been tracking the case via the CEAC. When I track it I have to select 'IMMIGRANT VISA (IV)' for the applicant type. My question is (and it might be a stupid question), do I now need to submit the DS-160 for the Non-Immigrant process? Or do I need to get my Invoice ID, complete the DS-261, pick and Agent and pay the fees? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks, Oli
  16. 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?
  17. Hi Everyone, I am curious to know from the K1 visa applicants that had their interview at the London Embassy in late November 26th - 30th, 2018. Has your visa status changed on the Ceac website? My status shows 'Administrative Processing' from the 3rd December as the last update, with the 'date created' as 29th November. I' know it's on a case to case basis, however, has your status changed to 'Issued' since? Many thanks!
  18. Hello! Our paperwork/applications on CEAC was accepted and our case has been changed to status "documentarily qualified." Yay! How long should it take to get our interview date? Once the interview is scheduled we will be able to schedule the medical appointment correct? Thanks!
  19. Hi Everyone, I am curious to know from the K1 visa applicants that had their interview at the London Embassy in late November 26th - 30th, 2018. Has your visa status changed on the Ceac website? My status shows 'Administrative Processing' from the 3rd December as the last update, with the 'date created' as 29th November. I' know it's on a case to case basis, however, has your status changed to 'Issued' since? Many thanks
  20. For NVC stage how do I upload evidence of continuing relationship? Passport stamps, text messages, photos w family and friends, etc. I have seen screenshots from others and I recall seeing 'marriage certificate' 'police certificate' 'passport photos' etc but not a miscellaneous space for supporting evidence. I know this things can be taking to interview but they don't always look at it. My beneficiary is from a high fraud country. So I am concerned. I haven't received NOA2 yet, just thinking ahead.
  21. Starting this forum to try and collect more information on Administrative Processing at the US Embassy in Ankara. I have been in AP for 2 months now. I am Syrian, and my wife is a US citizen. We are applying for my spouse visa. We started in March 2017. My wife is now in the US. We don't know if she should move back to Turkey to be with me. We want to know if anyone has been issued a visa waiver from Ankara under the travel ban. I noticed today that the Ankara Embassy website status check page is updated automatically (https://tr.usembassy.gov/visas/immigrant-visas/iv-status-check/)... meaning that my case updates are pretty meaningless. But ceac.state.gov seems to be more accurate. Does anyone know if case updates mean anything at all? Thanks all. Kat and Bashar
  22. AZSunshine78

    CEAC “application received to AP

    My fiancé’s case changed status this morning to “application received” and now it says “administrative processing”and it has changed to “non-immigrant.” Does anyone know what I should be expecting next? Or rather, hoping for next?
  23. Hey, Have just submitted all our paperwork online on CEAC tonight. Just curious about how long till we hear back and whats next? Will I receive a letter with interview and Medical or via email?
  24. I’m hoping someone can give me some advice. I am in the final stages at the NVC for a CR1 visa for my Spouse. I submitted all the documents as of Oct 25th and they finally got to reviewing them yesterday (Nov 2). However, I got an email from CEAC to check my messages. So I logged in to see that they are requesting a document - our joint sponsors proof of citizenship. I already uploaded a good quality copy of the biographical page which is required. So I’m don’t know why they are asking for that. Everything else has been accepted. Moreover, there’s no error code or message next to the document they are asking to replace or upload so I don’t even know it there is an issue. I called NVC twice and both operators new nothing. One asked me to add a note to the file I already uploaded. Which after hanging up and trying I realized I can not do since I’ve already submitted. They both had no idea why they never even looked at the passport. 😕 The second operator said she could refer me to a supervisor to review but that might take an additional 6 weeks! Or she said I can upload the passport again and that can take another 3 weeks. Has this happened to anyone? I’m not sure how to proceed. Should I upload the documents again under supporting? I’m afraid to mess anything up.
  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.