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  1. Hello All, I'm curious to find out how long did it take the applicant to get an interview appointment once they received a letter from the NVC stating that their case is in queue awaiting an interview appointment? Date of letter is Oct 4, 2018. Our interview will be held in Cuidad Juarez (CDJ).
  2. Hey friends, creating this thread so we can get help from our fellows who have/had there interviews in islamabad embassy. Please do let us know the experiences, tips and advices. Information related to medical or anything that can help
  3. Hi, I don't know how to post in the country specific forum so if someone needs to move my post to the Australia specific area please feel free to do so. I received an email from the Sydney consulate stating I should have received my interview email from NVC by now ( I have not) but my issue is they have asked me to fill out the Cover Sheet in the email - I am not understanding how? Yes I can put my name and NVC case number but in regards to all the list of ordering of the documents - am I suppose to tick off the ones I have as well as putting them in order? I also don't require a joint sponsor for my case - why have they asked for those documents?? I also don't have an Australian Citizenship Certificate because I was born in Australia, so I have my birth certificate only. I have attached a copy of the cover letter. any help is appreciated
  4. I was admitted into United states on 1st march 2018 on CR1 VISA. My passport was stamped and dated till march 2020. The immigration officer told me mu green card will arrive in my mail within SIX months. Can someone tell me the exact time to expect the green card and when to file for removal of the conditions in my visa. Thank you
  5. 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
  6. I was confused with the messages sent to us at CEAC website. We received a message stating a case review note but we also received another one stating that our documents were received and approved. We checked our status and it stated "At NVC". It's Sunday and I cannot call NVC... So are we under review or case complete? Oct 10, 2018 - Submitted IV Oct 11, 2018 - Submitted AOS Oct 12, 2018 - IV and AOS Accepted. We also got these messages P.S. We already sent my mom's 2017 federal tax return and I don't know why they want us to submit it again.
  7. Hi Everyone, I have problems that I can not request my police clearance form Malaysia. Because have been working there only 8 months (18th December,2016- 31st August ,2017 ) but form CGC Malaysia Police Clearlance website inform “Foreigners who wish to apply for CGC MUST have resided in Malaysia for a period of AT LEAST TWELVE (12) CONSECUTIVE MONTHS under long term social visit pass (i.e.: employment pass, student pass, spouse of Malaysian, expatriate pass”. May I know is that possible for my case to waiver Malaysia police Clearance.
  8. Ceezee5

    CR1 NVC stage

    Hi there all, This is my first time posting on here so apologies if this isnt posted in the correct place. But my husband is applying for a CR1 visa and we just recently submitted everything to NVC about 3 weeks ago. We had to resubmit another copy of his birth certificate so its been a little over a week since its been at NVC(every other form has been accepted yet that still says “submitted”). My question is how long approximately until we wait to hear something or to book a medical? This whole process has been extremely overwhelming and we hope theres a light at the end of this all. Thanks:)
  9. Really confused about address change! My state of residence is Alaska and I need to keep my residency to keep my seasonal government job. However, I am visiting family in California for three months and also about to start temporary work here. I know I need to change an address with USCIS. We received our NOA1 May 16th. My permanent address should remain in Alaska, since that is where we plan to live.. Am I allowed to temporarily work out of state?? Or will that just make me look even more unstable ?
  10. Dear fellow visa journey friends, I have to use a joint sponsor because my permanent job is seasonal ($12k/year for 3 months of work). I'm worried about ONLY showing $12k even though we're using a joint sponsor because I fear it'll just look bad. So I've decided to stay in the US until the end of the year to pick up as much temporary work as I can. (I normally just go to India and spend time with my husband, and my seasonal job has been enough money all of these years.) So my question is, will it look worse for me to scramble and get two minimum wage part time jobs before the year is over? And does any of this matter if we're applying with a joint sponsor? THANK YOU SO MUCH for your time. *I also do freelance graphic design, website and video work ($4k this year)
  11. My wife was recently approved for a Visa. It was the CR1 I believe. I was under the impression they would give her a packet and she would take that with her and hand it to Customs at the port of entry (airport). She received her visa today and it has this: You Do not need an Immigrant Visa (IV) Packet. All required documents will be electronically transmitted to DHS as part of the Electronic Visa Information Packet (EVIP). Please submit your immigrant visa to a US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official at a US port of entry. I mean this is good I think, we where just confused since everything I read online is telling us she is supposed to have a packet she is not supposed to open. In case it matters, she is from South Korea.
  12. Dear All, My case is CR1, from Pakistan, my interview was on 6th August 2018, while it went good though and kept my passport but gave me 221g to submit my wife's and sponsors tax returns as they didn't get it, however it was already submitted and approved by NVC. However as is it was written on 221g only to upload on CEAC, so i did the same, but also sent through AEG. Now my CEAC status shows Administrative processing and last case update: 17th Aug 2018. and Travel docs status shows ''your passport is being delivered to post''. Can anyone help me whats going on as I am so confused , how much time NVC will take to get my passport back? or is it a sign of approval or not ? How much i have wait more? Regards, Ovais
  13. Hello everyone, My case is CR1, from Pakistan, my interview was on 6th August 2018, while it went good though and kept my passport but gave me 221g to submit my wife's and sponsors tax returns as they didn't get it, however it was already submitted and approved by NVC. However as is it was written on 221g only to upload on CEAC, so i did the same, but also sent through AEG. Now my CEAC status shows Administrative processing and last case update: 7th Sep 2018. its been a month , can anyone suggest how much more i have to wait? and how can i know if i submitted correct documents or not ? Regards, Ovais
  14. Hello everyone, My case is CR1, from Pakistan, my interview was on 6th August 2018, while it went good though and kept my passport but gave me 221g to submit my wife's and sponsors tax returns as they didn't get it, however it was already submitted and approved by NVC. However as is it was written on 221g only to upload on CEAC, so i did the same, but also sent through AEG. Now my CEAC status shows Administrative processing and last case update: 7th Sep 2018. its been a month , can anyone suggest how much more i have to wait? and how can i know if i submitted correct documents or not ? Regards, Ovais
  15. Hi! We’re about to fill out our i130 form and would like to ask for advice about filling out the Mailing address and Physical address. The thing is he’s already leasing an apartment for more than a year now but he’s also staying at his parents’s house where he still gets his mails and packages. My question is can he put his parents’ address under Mailing Address and the apartment info under Physical address? The reason why we thought of this is because we want the apartment info to reflect on the form/docs cause we will be moving in together there once of course I get a visa. Maybe we can include this reasoning on our cover letter? Thanks in advance! ADKZ
  16. Hi, hope you are all good. I called NVC and they received my case on 24th of September. People have said to call them once or twice a week, has anyone had any success with that? Does that actually expedite it or am I wasting my time? Should I just wait or call them once or twice a week until i get a case number? Us citizen mom filing for minor under 21 IR2 Visa I've noticed some people are rude on here so if you're going to be rude then do not comment. Thank you for those who are taking their time to answer my question, I appreciate your time. Have a nice day!
  17. S' vremena na vreme VisaJourney odradi "ciscenje servera" i zatvori velike teme. S' obzirom da nama treba prostor za stare i nove clanove, evo ovde mozemo da nastavimo sa pricom i savetima o procesu dobijanja viza za USA. Na linku ispod mozete naci stari topic koji je zatvoren za komentare ali je pun dobrih saveta. Dobrodosli <3
  18. Dear All, My interview went good and VO kept my passport, but at the end gave me 221g form for submission of tax returns of my wife which i already submitted at CEAC. As per instructions on 221g i again uploaded tax returns on CEAC , do i have to send them through courier also? or have to just wait for their reply, my case is under administrative processing. Kindly help or some suggestions?
  19. Hi, I received an email today from USCIS informing that my I-130 petition for my spouse has been approved. Someone suggested that if I write to my senator, he may be able to help in expediting the NVC part of the application. Is it true? Thanks.
  20. If my military husband gets orders while our I-130 is still processing, can I travel with him on a Command Sponsored Visa? I am not a US citizen, nor have a green card. But for example, if he gets orders to Germany while our spouse visa is processing, can I just travel with him on the military sponsored visa?
  21. Hello, During 2014 and 2015, I spent around 15 months in Florida. i had a J1 non immigrant visa and I was studying at Florida Tech. Since I stayed outside my homecountry over a year do I need a police report from FL, even when I was possessing a non immigrant visa? Thanks!
  22. I would appreciate any and all advice! I’m in a similar situation: I am a USC. My fiancé is currently visiting me in the USA from abroad on a B-2 tourist visa. He entered the country with the intention of visiting for a month or two. We had also discussed the possibility of a K-1 later on, but now we are thinking of getting married while he’s here and he will still leave before his I-94 date (tentatively marry after he’s been here 4 months and leaves before his 6-month stay expires). We will file for CR-1 after he departs. We decided this might be better than a K-1 because it’s more cost effective for him to be in his country at home and working rather than being here and adjusting status without employment authorization for ~4 months (even tho financially I could support that but we rather not do it). He was also worried about not being able to leave the USA pending AOS in case something happened with his parents at home. In this case, he can be home. Waiting approval is not an issue as this would be just a tad longer than a K-1. We’ve waited this long already, we’ve been together 2 years. And getting married now while he’s here establishes a bond we have been wanting to become a family. What I’m concerned about is whether he would be able to re-visit the USA on his B-2 after the I-130 is filed and pending. Love all your advice on here, thanks!
  23. Hello, I am new to the website and thought I would begin my Visa Journey. I apologize in advance if I ask a question that has already been answered somewhere in the forums! So our situation is: I am a US citizen, marrying a Japanese citizen. She is currently visiting me on a tourist VISA. We have been debating marriage with the K1 and CR1 options for quite some time now. We decided the CR1 process as both of us can live and work in Japan while the CR1 is being processed. My question is: Are there any issues with being married in the US right now while she in on a tourist Visa? From what I have gathered it isn't a problem unless you have the intention of overstaying your 90 day visa. We have no intention of doing this, we just want to get married here so that when she returns to Japan, she can start the Visa process for me to enter Japan. If this is a potential problem for something major like Visa Fraud, we would rather just get married in Japan and not have any other potential issues. Thank you for any and all responses!
  24. Scaret_e

    Cr1 visa spouse

    Good evening everyone. I’m a USA citizen, I just wanted to know if I was gonna file cr1 visa what do I need to do to get married in the phillipines. (I’m here now in the phillipines) My fiancé and I have a beautiful daughter my first goal was to do the k1 visa so we can be together no more of me flying back and forth. so when I started asking what’s the process for a k1 visa they gave me their opinion and also the cr1 visa came up because you get evrything at once meaning while fiancé wouldn’t have to wait for 4-6 months for a green card and working permit. So whats the process for cr1 visa ?? i know that I have to get proof of singleness?? i have spoken to a lawyer and said that I would have to go to the USA embassy in Manila, not a problem only thing is how do I get an appt for it? Also what’s the time frame??
  25. I would like to share my recent medical examination (ME) experience at St. Luke’s Medical Center Extension Clinic (SLEC) at 1177 Jorge Bacobo Street, Ermita, Manila (Philippines) for CR1 - US Visa to give you a peek, knowledge and understanding of what happened to me inside. Since I am not from Manila and SLEC is the only medical facility for a US Visa ME, I emailed them for my queries and waited for their response before I filed my leave of absence at work and booked my flight to Manila. After 2 days, I got their response that female applicants may now undergo ME even during their period. Though an online appointment with SLEC was not necessary (since they operate on a first come, first serve basis) I made sure to accomplish my US Immigrant Visa - Online Registration to reduce registration time. Me and my mom arrived around 4p.m. in Manila, a day before my scheduled ME and we stayed in a hotel 6 mins. away from SLEC. DAY 1 04:45 am → Me and my mom arrived at SLEC. I was approximately the 50th person in line 05:00 am → Two guards opened the entrance door & started accepting applicants 05:35 am → When it was my turn, I handed my organized documents to the guard. He took two (2) NVC Interview Letter, one (1) photocopy of my passport biographic/data page, four (2) 2x2 visa photos with my full name written at the back of each photo (make sure you have the neutral facial expression in your photos otherwise the guard will ask you to submit another photos/ this visa photo guide will help you ---> http://www.slec.ph/img/us_photo_guide.png), one (1) copy of the SLEC online registration confirmation and my passport 05:45 am → The guard stamped my papers and handed them back to me with the number 14 (small rectangle green card) on top. He stamped the back of my right hand with “SLEC A”. He checked my bag and saw the bottler of water and small biscuits that I packed. I was allowed to keep the bottle of water but he asked me to leave the biscuits (since foods are not allowed inside) so I gave it to my mom. Good thing, we already ate before we went to the clinic. I was the only one allowed inside and my mom had to wait outside the clinic. But don’t worry, SLEC has a waiting area for your relatives who accompanied you 06:00 am → Reception Counters at the ground floor started to open. They started calling out numbers & colors. I saw three different colors, mine is green, some are blue and some are red. It was pretty cold inside but I had my jacket to keep me warm. 06:15 am → When it was my turn, I gave the receptionist all the documents and he started asking me questions (is this your first time at SLEC, complete name, date of birth, educational attainment, civil status, occupation, last country visited etc.) After that, he took my photo and fingerprint scan. Then he instructed me on what to do next, handed me my PDS form with my patient number and passport back 06:20 am → I went to the 5th floor to pay the Medical Examination Fee at the Cashier. It was still closed when I got there. The lady guard took the PDS form, instructed me to sit at the waiting area and wait for my name to be called 06:35 am → Lady guard called my name, gave me my PDS form. I handed my PDS from, passport and P17,025.00 to the cashier. SLEC doesn’t accept checks, credit nor debit cards for payment. The cashier instructed me what to do next, gave me my passport, receipt for the fee and PDS form. 07:12 am → I went to the 3rd floor for the X-ray. I handed my PDS form, receipt and passport. The nurse asked me to read, sign a waiver and/or consent and fill out all items she checked. She asked me to write the date of the last first day of my period. I returned it to the nurse and waited for my name to be called. 07:20 am → The nurse called my name, gave me my documents (PDS form, receipt, passport and radiology number), instructed to me go to radiology room, take my shirt, bra, jewelries off, wear the hospital gown and make sure my long hair is tied up. There are seats inside the x-ray changing room and I waited there for my number to be called. 07:25 am → It was my turn, the radiographer took my documents and asked me a series of questions (full name, date of birth, educational attainment etc). She then asked me to stand in front of the x-ray unit positioned at my chest level, placed both my hands on my hips and hold the pad, roll my shoulders forward, lift my chin and take a deeeeeeeep breath, exhale and then another deeeeeep breath. That was it and I was done. She asked me to take my documents which she placed on the chair, change my clothes and go to Laboratory. 07:37 am → I went to the Laboratory at the 4th floor for my blood and urine tests. I handed the nurse my PDS form, receipt and passport. She gave a paper to read and sign (consent/waiver document). I returned it to her, took a seat and I waited for my name to be called. 07:45 am → It was my turn, the nurse returned my documents and asked me to scan my finger. She lead me to the laboratory room where I waited for a few minutes. I gave my documents (PDS, receipt and passport) to the nurse, she scanned my finger and took my blood sample to be analyzed for many things. She returned my documents and instructed me to go to the first door at the right side for the urine test. 08:00 am → I drank the bottle of water I brought with me before the blood test so by this time, I was ready to pee. I handed my documents (PDS, receipt and passport) to the nurse, she asked me when was the last first day of my period and what was the time when I last peed. She gave me a clean sterile container to collect my urine sample. There was a line drawn on the cup, she instructed me to fill the cup up to that level line (do not add water if you did not reach the level line and if it exceeds just let it be) cover the container, if you get anything on the outside of the cup, wipe it off with toilet paper. After I collected my urine sample, the nurse asked me to place it on the round tray with my name on it. I washed my hands and went out of the room. She handed me my documents back and instructed me on what to do next 08:00 am → I went to the 2nd floor for the immunization interview, I submitted my documents (PDS, receipt and passport) to the man at the immunization reception. He gave me a form to read and sign. I returned it to him, took a seat and waited for my name to be called. 08:40 am → After the long wait, my name was finally called, I went to the reception area where the man gave me my documents back then I was lead to the immunization interview room. The doctor asked for my finger scan and she asked me a lot of questions. It was quick though. 09:00 am → I went to the 5th floor and submitted my documents to the nurse at the vital signs counter. I waited for my name to be called. When it was my turn, she took my weight measurement, temperature, blood pressure and then asked me to go to another room where my height measurement and eye test were taken. Then they forwarded my documents to the US Counter and instructed me to wait for my name to be called. 09:25 am → US Counter called my name, the lady handed me my documents with number 7 (Room 8) attached. She instructed me to wait outside the room. 09:40 am → I was called by the doctor inside the physical test room, I handed her my documents and she asked for my finger scan. She asked me to sign a document stating that I have not given birth nor had any pregnancies and/or abortions. Then she asked me a series of questions (full name, date of birth, educational attainment, occupation, operations, hospitalizations, mental health etc… it was a lot of questions) and she types all of your answers in their database. She then asked me to take my clothes off (except for bra and underwear) and wear the hospital gown. She checked my throat and asked if I have other tattoos aside from the ones on my left arm. She then asked me to lie on the bed. By this time, my heart was pounding and the doctor felt it. She asked me if I am scared or nervous. I said I am scared that I will be asked to get totally naked. She smiled. Then she asked me if I have given birth, I said no. Any pregnancies…… no.. she checked below my tummy and my back and legs. And that was it. She returned my documents and instructed me to submit them to US Counter outside. 10:30am → I submitted my documents to the US Counter and after 10 minutes, my name was called. The lady instructed me to return tomorrow at 9:00 am for immunization and collection of my medical examination result. She returned my receipt which was stamped 9:00 am at the back and my passport which was stamped and signed at the 2nd last page. DAY 2 08:30am → I handed my documents (receipt and passport) to the guard at the entrance and he asked for my finger scan. He instructed me to leave my passport and receipt at counter A. I took a seat and waited for my name to be called 08:45am → I heard my name was called and I was asked to wait on the 2nd floor for the immunization. Yeap, it was a super long wait… I took my phone and played games while waiting. 10:20am → Finally, my name was called. I went inside the immunization room where I got my four (4) shots. The first two shots didn’t hurt but the third and last shots hurt so bad. The nurse told me to avoid becoming pregnant during the first 60 days from the date I got the vaccines. 10:45am → I went to the ground floor - counter A and waited for my name to be called. 10:55am → yhaayy I was called. The receptionist asked me to leave my passport on counter A and wait for my name to be called. 11:00am → Counter F called my name. I went there and was greeted by a lady nurse. She asked me a series of questions (full name, date of birth, educational attainment, occupation, inteview date, husband’s name, my medication for my asthma, my last hospitalization etc) she then asked me to check my name and date of birth which were written on the CD of chest radiograph. Then she asked me to check the details written on the Vaccination Documentation Worksheet. Then she handed me the US Dept. Of State Form (Vaccination Record) which will be presented for application of work in the USA. Then she gave me a sealed short brown envelope with the huge warning “DO NOT OPEN” written on it. This will be brought at the time of interview and only the consular officer has the right to open it. Then she stamped the 2nd last page of my passport and signed it. Before you leave SLEC, make sure you have your passport, official receipt, CD, sealed brown envelope and your vaccination record (Vaccination Documentation Worksheet). The whole medical examination process was exhausting yet I am so glad everything turned out well. It was such a wonderful experience. If you are about to do your medical examination. I am wishing and praying it will turn out well too. I hope this post helps.