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  1. I sent a letter to the consulate handling our visa earlier this month and have not heard back from them. The letter was to confirm we want to continue our visa after it (obviously) expired in 2020 and was not being handled until May. It's starting to weird me out we haven't heard back, should I send another and an Email to make sure our case is still open?
  2. Hello. I was wondering if due to Covid-19 the interviews for K1 visa have been moved out of Ciudad Juarez or not. Thanks saludos, sólo para confirmar si las entrevistas para K1 sólo están haciéndose en el Consulado en Ciudad Juarez en estos tiempos de Covid-19. Gracias
  3. Hello again everyone I need help ,I have 2020irs but not w2 is it going to be a problem ? Please help
  4. Hi, I have gained my Lawful Permanent Resident status in the US on April 2019, last year, on that time I was serving in the army under mandatory law for military service in my home country. I have been serving since November 2017 and until July 2020. I have already had flight tickets in my hands into the US that were planned for April 2020- so I shall not remain outside of the US for a period longer than 1 year. Unfortunately, Covid-19 pandemic has shown up and I could not have come to the US on times because the airline has cancelled my tickets. because of that, I have exceeded 1 year outside of US borders and now I need to apply for SB-1 Returning Resident visa in order to come back to the US. this upcoming process is exhausting and complicated in order to issue me a new immigrant visa and may hurt my naturalisation process. my green card was only issued last year and is valid until 2029, my question is if would you recommend for me to just take a flight now into the US and deal with the immigration officer at the port of entry or start this visa process with the embassy in my home country?
  5. Hi, I've received on April 9 this email from the Consulate: We have finished with our administrative processing of your visa application. Would you please send your passport to us as soon as possible? Thank you. I've sent them my passport the next day. The status on the NVC site is "Issued". I tried to write to them, no reply. Today is the 12th day that I am without my passport. How long does it take to put a visa on my passport? Can a Consulate retain someone's password so long? Is this even legal? Thanks
  6. Hello! So I just received our NOA2 - super exciting! But I just had a few questions on it, as well as about going forward. First, I know the timeline is that now it gets forwarded to the NVC. But on the NOA2 it just says it is being forwarded to the listed consulate. So, is it still being sent to the NVC? It just feels weird that they wouldn't put that on there, but I also don't know why they wouldn't send it to the NVC. Or is the NVC a consulate? I'm not entirely sure of the difference between an embassy and a consulate, so I suppose that is another question. Second, also kinda having to do with the thing above. It says it is being sent to the "listed consulate", but for the life of me I cannot find anything "listed" on the NOA2. Is it just talking about the consulate/embassy (if they are the same) that I listed on the petition? Thirdly, from here, is it just more waiting? On the timeline flow chart thing it states that you can contact the NVC after 2 weeks to see if they've gotten the petition, but on the NVC website It lists a whole bunch of stuff that needs to be done? Like creating an account, paying some fees, etc. I just would like to know the exact next few steps. And lastly, not really a question, but If anyone else is doing a fiancé visa from the UK to the US, I would love to hear how the process is/was for you.
  7. Hi, My wife(American) and I were DQd the 2nd of February 2021. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote to the Clinic in Amsterdam because (my mother) lost my vaccination record. They replied and told me what to do. They also told me when I wanted to book the visit. I was waiting to book the visit until I know the interview date (according to the instruction on the CEAC website). The Clinic, apparently, wrote to the Consulate and the Consulate wrote me: The Panel Physician/Clinic in Amsterdam has contacted us since they have sent several emails to you but they are receiving no response. Please let us know if you receive this email and if you wish to continue the processing of your immigrant visa. If yes, please contact the clinic directly in Amsterdam as soon as possible. I explained them the situation, but for what reason would they think that I want to renounce to the Visa? Also, they included my wife into the email. How can they know her email address? This means they are already in contact with the NVC, aren't they? Let me know your thoughts. Thanks
  8. I'm applying for an IR2 visa and I need to bring my mom and petitioner's original marriage certificate. My interview is on February 08th and they shipped it on February 2nd. It won't arrive in time even though they paid for express shipping. (Before anyone asks why did they ship it so late, our immigration lawyer told us that we would need it for the interview too late. She forgot to tell us earlier.) Because of Covid-19, USPS is overloaded with packages and short staffed, and besides that the mail system in my country sucks. I have two questions: 1: I have all the documents in hands, this is the only one remaining but I have a photocopy printed out. Is my visa going to be denied because of this missing original document? 2: Is there any chance the US Consulate will ask me to mail it to them once it arrives?
  9. Hello all. Thanks for answering my questions so far. I just wanted to mention, that all the questions I asked in my posts are hypotheticals. The only fact right now is that I am waiting for an interview date with the consulate in Montreal. That said, my spouse initially put through my application while they were in the US. Their residence was, of course, the US. They then came to Canada while the application was being processed in February 2020. They got a Canadian work permit and a job here, as we had a baby. It is not with a US organization, or anything special. They just got a job at a Warehouse. They are still here, though, and they are still working. But they have maintained their presence in the US, for example, they did their 2019 US taxes, maintained their US bank accounts, registered to vote, etc. Our documents were DQ August 2020. As of June 2020, we will be married for two years. If they are still in Canada whether it is before our two year mark, or after the two year mark, will my spouse being in Canada during my interview with the US consulate be an issue? Thank you so much.
  10. Hello, My documents were DQ from the NVC in August 2020. I am a Canadian citizen waiting for a consulate interview @ Montreal. I am in a very strict lease in my apartment AND an employment contract here in Ontario until July 2021. It would be so much better to transition to US after my lease and work contract end in July 2021. My spouse (An American citizen) agrees it is better to go after July 2021. If the consulate contacts me about an interview between January 2021 and June 2021, can I ask them to schedule me after July 2021? What is the process when they contact me? Thanks in advance.
  11. Hello, My spouse (an American citizen) got married on June 2019. I am a Canadian Citizen. We have child that got their born abroad US citizenship documents while here in Canada. We submitted my application for US permanent residence from abroad on February 2020. Our documents were qualified in August 2020. We are now waiting for a consulate interview. If I do the interview at the Montreal consulate on August 2021, and move to the US in September 2021, would I still have a two year conditional permanent residence? Thanks in advance.
  12. Hello VisaJourney's - I was wondering what is the average wait time between having the NVC say my case is "DOCUMENTARILY QUALIFIED" and the NVC providing an interview date in bogota? My case has been "DOCUMENTARILY QUALIFIED" since Feb 13 and I still haven't received notice of an interview date for the consulate in Bogota and the state.gov site says my case is still at the NVC. Some background: This is a CR-1
  13. Hello everyone, just wondering how many days does it take for ceac status to change from “READY” to “ISSUED” ? I had my interview yesterday and the officer told me i was approved and i have to wait 7-10 days to pick up my passport. CR1 thank you and good luck to all of you.
  14. I have a few questions. I just read this and I am now confused. 1) I made my cousin my joint-sponsor for my husband but the site says cousins cannot sponsor it. Will it affect my husband’s case? Also, since my cousin is my joint sponsor since my income level isn’t a lot; how will the NVC accept an expedite based on financial hardship when they already needed an AOS, to prove that my joint-sponsor is willing to accept legal responsibility for supporting the family member with me...? 2) Then why “financial hardship” a reason to accept the expedite? Like yes I’m struggling financially and I have other medical reasons to expedite the case too; but that’s why I needed a joint-sponsor to file (AOS) In first place because I do not earn a lot... so how will they accept the expedite based on the "Financial hardship" reason then? 3) Can I still expedite it after being DQ’d? can anyone explain this in details? Like this is really confusing...
  15. I know the official answer is that the US Embassy will resume routine consular services as soon as they possibly can, but just checking to see if anyone has heard any rumor or any information on when they would potential resume processing K1 VISA in Nigeria and when we can begin scheduling interview dates.
  16. Can Spouses of USC who are still in their home country, seek for safety and possibly help at US embassy during a Crisis? Very urgent
  17. Hello guys!! I was just wondering if they will lift the Department of State’s public charge rule injunction anytime soon? Our case is on administrative processing at the embassy, will they ask for DS5540 if the block is overturned?
  18. Message for U.S. Citizens: Message for U.S. Citizens: Limited Resumption of Appointments for U.S. Citizens Home | News & Events | Message for U.S. Citizens: Limited Resumption of Appointments for U.S. Citizens The ability of U.S. embassies and consulates to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens continues to be limited. As U.S. embassies and consulates reopen their services to the public in a phased and safe approach during COVID-19, the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad and U.S. Consulates General in Lahore and Karachi will resume limited in-person passport appointments and notarial services beginning on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Appointments will be scheduled based on prioritized service needs including: Children who have yet to be documented for the first time as U.S. citizens. U.S. citizens who are traveling outside of Pakistan within six weeks and must renew their passports before travel. U.S. citizens who do not have travel plans, but for documentation purposes need to renew their expired passports or who have passports that will expire within six weeks. Parents of U.S. citizen minors who are providing written and notarized authorization to renew or apply for their child’s passport (DS-3053 Statement of Consent: Issuance of a U.S. passport to a Minor Under Age 16). Emergency notarial services. If you are seeking services in one of the categories mentioned, above please contact the appropriate section listed below to schedule an appointment. You may be asked to provide additional documentation to confirm the appointment. Actions to take: To request an appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad: Send an email to ACSIslamabad@state.gov with your name, contact information, and specific situation/service requested. To request an appointment at the U.S. Consulate General in Karachi: Use the Consulate’s online appointment system. To request an appointment at the U.S. Consulate General in Lahore: Send an email to ACSLahore@state.gov with your name, contact information, and specific situation/service requested. Applicants must follow all safety precautions, including wearing a mask, social-distancing, and presenting themselves on-time to their scheduled appointment. Please review the Embassy website at https://pk.usembassy.gov/ https://pk.usembassy.gov/message-for-u-s-citizens-limited-resumption-of-appointments-for-u-s-citizens/ CAN ANYONE EXPLAIN THIS?
  19. Hi, I’m Chinese and the address we put in the I129f is in China. Since China is on the travel ban list and interviews are put on hold, I’m considering moving to another country and having the interview there. I’ve found a few posts here saying it’s possible to ask NVC or the new consulate for a transfer, what’s not quite mentioned is the status requirement when doing so. Do I have to be a legal resident in the new country, or is it ok to do it on a visitor visa? I’m willing to re-enter to stay as long as needed. Thanks for your help!
  20. I want to know if Embassies are open now, especially the ISLAMABAD EMBASSY AND CONSULATE. Any idea when will they be open?
  21. Will a child age 17 be required to answer interview questions a and what kind of questions will they ask?
  22. https://www.businesstoday.in/current/world/us-gives-china-72-hours-to-close-houston-consulate/story/410688.html https://www.fox26houston.com/news/fire-at-chinese-consulate-in-houston-due-to-classified-documents-being-burned-ahead-of-eviction https://www.wsj.com/articles/china-u-s-ordered-us-to-close-our-houston-consulate-11595407075 Found that WSJ article giving more info and a somewhat vague DOS statement. Happy to see Trump standing up to China.
  23. Hey Dearest Russian Friends! My name is Daria Parkinson, I am a CR-1 spousal immigrant visa applicant from Moscow, Russian Federation. Regarding the United States Embassy in Moscow. Please write here any news and information, if you tend to have any. Probably, as most of you might’ve noticed, their website is quite useless, as there is absolutely no info concerning the resuming of visa services. The CR-1/IR-1 visa category is now considered as “Mission Critical”, therefore, I am assuming, that those of us applied for that category, must hear some news from them soon. I am a little bit frustrated right now, because in many countries the US Embassies/Consulates began to resume their services and issue the interview dates to people, but Moscow is, as usual, silent, and just ignores everyone.
  24. I would like everyone to give me their honest opinion. Please Judge my Situation before my Interview. CR1•Waiting on Interview Letter•(1Beneficiary) Petitioner (Male) - Age 29 - No kids - Income $21,000 - Never Used Government Benefits - No health Issues or Disabilities - Has Health Insurance (Wife will be added when in USA) - High School Education - Working at the Same Job 3years - Not Specialized in any skilled (Maybe Customer Service) Current Savings in bank ($10,000) - No Credit Score (applied for a Credit Card to build Score) Household Member (Petitioner Mom) - Income $26,000 - 2 years with Current Job - No Dependants - No health Issues or Disabilities - Never Used Government Benefits - Has health Insurance - No assets (One Car) - Age 62 - Good Credit Score Beneficiary (only one) - Age 30 - No kids - No health Issues or Disabilities - University Diploma
  25. Hello, I am Italian and I am waiting for my interview at the US Consulate in Naples. My husband and I started out CR1 petition on April 3rd, 2019. Visajourney has published a very helpful Megathread regarding the latest announcement from President Trump and the immigration suspension order. Since this website represents a great support for us, while we are waiting to join our beloved ones, I was wondering whether other Italians are in the same situation as mine. My first appointment (April 21st, 2020) has been cancelled and I'm (hopefully) waiting for another one. How about you? Feel free to send me a message, maybe we can create a group and stay up to date regarding this incredible situation. Thank you, Mirna
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