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  1. Hello All I thought I would make a Thread for Australian's who have their CASE COMPLETE at NVC and are waiting for an Interview to be scheduled at the US Consulate in Sydney! It might make it easy for us to keep in touch and update each other! I hope this is OK 🐨 We were DQ'd this morning so we will be waiting a while lol
  2. We are all keeping track of the slow processing at ISL embassy for IR1/CR1. Wanting to start this thread to share IL/DQ dates, interview tips or questions and spread hope. 😇
  3. I am a citizen and my boyfriend is an Indian citizen beneficiary. I was divorced in 2021. He will be divorced next week (early July) but has been separated with a mutual consent divorce decree since July 2021. I will visit india in august when we plan to get married. It is a true genuine relationship which we have plenty of proof for from my visit to india earlier this year. My question is: does getting married in august raise a red flag with the immigration officers as his legal divorce will be in July (I.e too soon)? Our goal is just to be together asap so we want to get married and the visa process started asap.
  4. Hi everyone, I started this topic to help everyone waiting for her/his physical green card after she/he arrived to the United States So I hope everyone share his OS155A status and post the time between his date of entry, the immigrant fee date, the date you received the physical card in mail. Wish you all the best My status: Poe: Newark May 5 2016 Paid : April 20 2016 USCIS status: payment received on 4/20/2016
  5. Honestly, I am at a loss to pick out anything that would red flag me. Interviews seemed perfectly good. No missing documentation. I have never had arrests or anything like that. I asked about what the reason for this was and officer had no actual information as to why it would be. Bureaucratic answer of following protocol of US govt, erc. Ok. Disappointing, and bewildering.
  6. Hi fam! I recently had my Cr1 visa interview in Frankfurt and I was asked by the consular to provide a document and promised a visa would be issued after this. I did this and I checked the status of my application, it was initially displaying "Refused" for about 3 working days after submitting the required document, just today, it changed to "Ready" and asks me to prepare for my interview as though I never did one. I'm enquiring what this might imply and when likely they'd issue a visa and send my documents. Thanks!
  7. Hello everyone, We're a couple consisting of an American woman and an Egyptian man; we're currently trying to figure out the optimal way in terms of time and legality to get married and reside in the United States. We've done our research regarding the K1 and CR1. It does seem like the K1 could be our best option. Getting married in Egypt and then applying for a CR1 is not an option because of the absence of civil marriage in the Middle East along with other legal challenges (notary appointments, etc.) that would make it difficult to achieve or would take several months before we even get to file the CR1 paperwork, making the K1 actually faster. The problem with the K1 is the period of time spent not being able to work after getting into the U.S, as it could take up to a year if we’re unlucky. So, after searching more, we found out that there are ways to get married on a tourist visa by getting the foreign partner into the US on a tourist visa and then either: Get married after 90 days and then apply for Adjustment of Status and overstay until we get the interview for the CR1. Get married almost immediately after getting into the US and then leave the country on the specified departure date. Wait a few months (90 days?), and then apply for the CR1. Even though the first option would get us together faster, we’re not sure if it’s actually completely legal or not, and it possibly has the same issue of not having a work permit during the period we wait for the CR1 interview. Meanwhile, the second option sounds more doable since the foreign partner can work immediately after entering the US, but we’re still not sure if the USCIS would deny the application because we would have gotten married on a tourist visa or if that would be legal in the first place. We're hoping someone who has done something similar before (getting married on a tourist visa) could help us decide if that's even a legal option or not. Thank you!
  8. Hello everyone. I am a U.S. citizen living and working abroad, and I am filling out the I-864 for my spouse for the CR1 visa. As my income so far in 2022 is entirely from my job overseas, am I still allowed to include this in my "current annual income"? I have read the entire instructions of the form as well as the FAQ's on the state department's website and it doesn't say I cant. The only restriction comes from using the intending immigrant's income as it must continue from the same source after immigrating. I haven't been able to find anything stating that a U.S. citizen sponsor isn't allowed to use foreign income ( I mean, I will have to file a U.S. tax return on this foreign income and it is subject to U.S. taxes so I don't see why I cant use it). However, I have read on this forum that I am not allowed to use it. Could someone provide me a source for this reasoning on not being able to use my foreign income? Thanks a lot everybody:)
  9. Here we go again, maxed out on so here's our newest thread...
  10. Hello, We just received the interview letter from the Paris consulate, with instructions to register the appointment. When I went to the link, created an account and wanted to register the appointment, instead am getting this message: "There are no available appointments at the selected location. Please try again later." Has anybody ever encountered this issue?
  11. I was a regular reader of the last London thread to keep myself updated with current timelines etc before it went to 70+ pages and way off topic. I thought it was such a useful resource so I’ve decided to start the ball rolling again so we can keep each other updated on news as it comes in. To kick us off, me and my wife were DQ 10th July so we’re hoping to get our interview appointment email early November. It appears June DQ dates have been scheduled so hoping this is our time after literally years of waiting. Fingers crossed for no Tier 3 lockdown in London!
  12. I went online to register the address for delivery but there is no option to add thé interview date and time the NVC gave us should I be concerned about this because the interview date and time is not registered? This is for the Morocco consulate. Thank you
  13. Hello, Back in March of 2022 my now wife visited me on an ESTA for 89 days and during that time we got married without any previous plans to do so. She returned to Sweden and we sent in our application for a CR1 visa, however over the last few days we have found that some are able to travel to the US again on an ESTA while the application is processing. We want to avoid doing anything that will cause issues in the future with our application process so I just had a few questions. Any answers or suggestions are greatly appreciated. Would her visiting me for a few weeks on an ESTA while our application is pending put up any red flags with immigration? What would be a good form of proof that she does in fact intend to return to her home country again other than a return ticket? Thanks!
  14. Hello, I hope someone here can shed some light for me. In march of 2021 I arrived the US with my wife (married 5 years) and 2 children (ages 1 and 3 at the time). Wife is a US citizen and 1 child is US citizen and the other 1 is UK citizen. We had decided to move our family to the US and the time we had wrongly assumed we would be able to apply from the US for my greencard as not to separate our family. I arrived on an ESTA visa. I explained to the officer at the border exactly what my intentions were, which is to move, and i was taken aside and interviewed along with my wife. They allowed my wife and both the kids to go through however I ended up with a VWPP refusal and sent back to the UK with a 212(a)(7)(A)(i)(I) stamped on the passport. I was told i need to reapply for the CORRECT visa (IR1) from my HOME country(UK). I was flown back to the UK on the next available flight with the sworn statement. They were nice to me and realised i hadnt done my homework on the topic. I have since applied for my spouse visa here in the UK and have an interview at the london embassy next month (july). I have asked around and it seems as though, since i was honest and it was only a plain refusal of the ESTA visa it shouldnt harm my spouse application. However its true that i had immigrant intent and presented at the border with an ESTA visa however unwitting it was i did not know any better at the time and was honest from the outset. My question is this, will this particular incident affect my spouse application ? Will i need a waiver ? I have also read about people going through the whole process only to be told by a CO at the end of the journey they need a waiver and this has made me nervous so i felt like opening up to everyone to see what they thought. Thank you
  15. Filling out form I-130 online for my foreign spouse. Me and my wife have visited irl and lived together in the same house (her father's house) for 4 months while I was visiting her home country visa-free, is it ok to list this address as an answer for where we last lived together or will USCIS not accept that as living together? I intend to list it for our support of a bonafide marriage as well, so is it ok to list it as an answer to this question or is it better to put "Never Lived Together"?
  16. Where are the Dominican Republic filers? What stage is everybody at? If you already have your NOA2, is anyone thinking of expediting? Currently I am awaiting NOA2. My NOA 1 date is 7/14. I am getting paperwork together for an expedite but I am not ready to submit yet.
  17. Hello, US Embassy Jamaica are processing IR1/CR1 interviews starting with reschedules of interviews cancelled in March/April due to Covid-19. Anyone been rescheduled yet? What about new interviews for DQ's since April? I became DQ on June 17th, no interview date yet. Trying to get an idea of how long interviews are taking to be scheduled.
  18. filed - Dec 2020 petitioner local - Atlanta, GA service center - Potomac beneficiary's country - India (Mumbai consulate) 130 approved - Sep 2021 NVC account created - Oct 2021 NVC documents submitted - Oct 2021 Document Qualified - Apr 2022 now waiting for Interview... expedite petition (undergoing shoulder surgery, and also a new born now stuck in India) but got expedite req declined - May 2022 can someone please shed some light. how long is the wait in Mumbai/India my wife and my baby now in India with uncertainty
  19. Hello! 😊 I received an RFE in May. I went ahead and uploaded the documents and also mailed in. The RFE letter said to mail in, nothing about uploading. The upload was done one day before the tracking number for the envelope said delivered. So, on my portal it says “RFE Recieved” for the uploaded documents I uploaded. However, there is no indication (other than a FedEx tracking number) that the physical documents was delivered to USCIS. There is no upload of physical documents (same set as the documents I uploaded, just a printed version). What do you guys think I should do? It’s been more than a month. Vermont service center. Anyone with a similar experience? Advice? thanks!!
  20. Hello everyone, I am wondering if anyone has received an interview appointment at the Abu Dhabi Embassy after recently getting their DQ. it would be great if someone would share their experience.
  21. Hello, My spouse and I will be married for two years August 17 2022. I had my visa approved on June 2 2022. But the visa category they gave me is IR1. SO, now I'm wondering if that's a mistake since our marriage is not two years old yet or what. Please can someone give me some clarifications?
  22. Hello, I would like to ask a few questions regarding the medical examination appointment in Lagos, Nigeria. Are you required to have taken the full COVID vaccine prior to the medical examination? About how much does the medical examination cost? I'd appreciate answers. Warm Regards
  23. Hello everyone . My husbnd and I are planning to live in his home country while we wait for his cr1 visa process ( we didn't apply yet ) We already are married thru utah state zoom marriage . I wanna go back with him to america when he gets his visa . i just wanna be with him rn. Is me living outside the us with him is gonna affect the process in anyway ? Did anybody went thru similar situation ? What should we take under consideration if we gonna do that ? Any advice ?
  24. Hello, my wife’s case was DQ’d on 09/21/2021 originally was supposed to be interviewed in Baghdad, Iraq, but was moved to US Embassy Ankara, Turkey. I applied for the I130 and my I130 was approved in two months. I sent everything to the NVC and we were approved documentarily. It seems like it’s taking forever. It’s almost 9 months now. I checked timelines for Turkish citizens and some are being interviewed within 4-6 months. Any info would be helpful and we are going to a lot of stress. Thank you and God bless
  25. Hello All, I'd like to first thank all of you for your efforts and help you've given so many people through this forum. I am very grateful for the help. My question today is regarding the spousal visa/CR1 interview. Our I-130 petition was approved back around October 2021, NVC created case number, and I submitted all documents around November 27th 2021, and they're pending review as of today. My problem is that my wife is from Togo, but has been residing in Paris-France on a student (Titre de sejour) for the past 5 years, which just expired today. She already made an appointment to have the (titre de sejour) renewed but was denied for not bringing an important document. So, my wife is now in the process of obtaining another appointment, in the hopes of renewing her (titre de sejour). Meanwhile NVC is getting close to reviewing our documents and sending it to the US embassy in Paris, which the case was already set to be sent to based on her residence there or whatever. My question is will my wife still be able to interview at the US embassy(consulate) in Paris without proof of French residency (IE her titre de sejour) ?, or will I need to request for her case to be transferred to the US embassy(Consulate) in Togo? Thank you in advance.
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