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  1. All, We're so happy that our I-130 application has been approved within 3 weeks. However, we're still a little worry if the CSPA rule will be applied automatically when we'll get the NVC notice later. The child was just turned 21 last week, a few days before her I-130 was approved. Based on our knowledge about CSPA rule, she would be still covered since her PD is current now. We used some of the CSPA calculators out there and it's good too. I'm wondering if NVC would apply this rule automatically or I have to submit a letter later to explain it. There're also some forums saying that unless D230 is applied, her age will not be covered then. However, as I know, we can't submit D230 until receiving notices from NVC and paying all the fees. Would her age be frozen now under 21 and be good if I filed D230 within a year of her approval? Thanks. Michael.
  2. Hi, We had an interview in US embassy on 11/19/2018 and my father was principal applicant. At the time of interview my age was 25+. We applied for visa under Child Status Protection Act. D.O.B: 02/03/1993 Priority Date: 01/20/2005 Approval Date: 12/23/2009 Visa Bulletin Current Date: 10/01/2018 According to CSPA calculator, My age was 20 years 08 months 25 days and I was elligible for immigration visa. However, at the time of interview, the counslate returned my passport without any rejection letter. According to counslate, my age is 21 years 08 months 24 days. So, I am not eligible for visa. Embassy probably has confused 2009 with 2008; there is 1 year difference in my age. Our attorney in USA has filed a petition on 11/20/2018 to review my eligibility according to CSPA calculations. It’s 02/15/2019 and we have not received any reply or call for passport submission from US embassy. Is it normal? How much time it will take? Does someone has faced same problem? Seeking for your positive response. Thanks
  3. Hello all, I am writing this post for my mom's F4 case filled by her brother. My mom has 3 kids. one daughter and two sons. DOB of daughter: 4th November 1988 DOB of elder son: 18th May 1992 DOB of younger son (i.e. Me): 30th June 1994 First I would provide timeline of our file processing and then I will raise my doubts. TIMELINE Petition Filled on: 9th April 2004 Petition Approved: 20th November 2009 (also received the letter saying it will take years for them to process file so do not give up your jobs or make any travel arrangement as of now etc.) Welcome Letter Received: 12th January 2016 I have read the definition of child as per USCIS which primarily says a kid has to be younger than 21 years and unmarried from here. By the time we received welcome letter and we logged in to ceac.state.gov the tool had name of only two people i.e. of my parents, that's obvious all of three kids are aged out by that time. Then we came to know about CSPA, which can provide protection to unmarried aged out kids by subtracting the processing time taken from biological age. Since my elder sister is married she is not eligible for CSPA and my dad passed in July of 2013 and as per our local agent both the sons are eligible for CSPA so we sent a request letter to NVC to remove my dad's name and include name of two sons. Sent CSPA request letter with request to remove my dad's name: 1st February 2016 With that letter NVC removed my dad's name but they haven't included name of either of son. Meanwhile we completed all the document work of my mom's case i.e. filled DS-260, paid $325 fees, paid $125 AoS fees and submitted all the civil and financial docs and in July 2016 we received letter from NVC stating all the document work is done and your case is awaiting for visa interview appointment overseas. As per the guidelines of our agent we did not mentioned anything about two sons in AoS forms. In June 2016 files retrograded from July 2003 to January 2001 so all activities stopped for our case I guess. In September 2016 files started moving again and since than it's moving at a decent pace. In between we also sent an email to NVC to know the status of our CSPA application for which they replied on 22nd July 2016 like this..... Although we send query to NVC we receive this reply from Mumbai Consulate office which was strange. And finally on 31st January 2017 we received similar email as we received in July 2016 stating.... We sent another CSPA request in February 2017 for which we neither received any acknowledgement of request letter nor we received any reply for the same. Now here are my doubts, DOUBTS Should we contact NVC again for CSPA?? Should we contact Mumbai Consulate for CSPA? Where is our file currently? Is it in NVC or is it in Mumbai Consulate? As per the last letter we received it says most of appointments are scheduled within 3 months but looking at current speed of file processing, there is time for file of April 2004 to be current So when Mumbai Consulate will arrange interview within 3 months or file will be in queue till April 2004 dose not become current? In ceac.state.gov tool since last several days the status of AoS fees has changed NA which used to be paid earlier so is there anything we have to from our end? Likewise our entire process is complete for my mom yet the status of AoS documents and Civil Documents are never updated as completed they are still NA so should we contact NVC for the same? What are the chances of getting CSPA protection at time of my mom's visa interview? Is it mandatory to mentioned about aged out sons in the forms of AoS to get the benefit of CSPA? Can someone provide some concrete example of CSPA with F4 case? some sort of link would work. Any other suggestion for our case. When I wrote this post the latest visa bulletin i.e. March 2003 says currently they are processing files of 22 July 2003 visa bulletin of April 2003 dues in 7-10 days. Any suggestions/answers would be a great help. Thank you in advance. Thank you for reading so far and sorry for misusing quote box.
  4. Hello Everyone, The problem i am facing is a bit weird. According to to CSPA calculation i am aged out by 4 months. I am 27 right now. But when NVC sent the welcome letter (F$ Category) their was my name on it with my two siblings and parents. Then we all submiited the DS forms and payed the fees without any problems. As it stands now all the documents have been accepted and we are just waiting for the interview date. My question is that if CSPA age is calculated at the interview? If so can i be denied due to my age at the interview? If that is the case why did they not let me know before hand when i was filling the forms and paying the fees. Thanks i would really appreciate if someone could answer these concerns.
  5. My aunt filed for F4 visa for her brother (my father).My mom, me and my brother (currently in Canada on his student visa) are derivative candidates. My aunt was asked to pay IV fee for all the derivative even after me and my brother being aged out biologically. Is this CSPA automatically analysed by NVC or do we have to ask them review the case for CSPA? I think me and my brother both qualify as per CSPA age according to CSPA calculator. Is paying visa application fee make us both eligible to fill DS 260 automatically and appear for interview along with my dad and mom or do we have to seek some other ways too? details: *My brother DOB is 30/Sept /1993 and my DOB is 25/Jan/1995. *PD: 26 AUG 2005 *Approval Date: April 27,2010 *21 July 2010: received our letter saying you will be notified when further consideration can be given to processing your application for immigration on * Asked to pay Fee on Dec 2018
  6. My uncle filed for mum in 2005, petition was approved this month 2019 and the link to pay and continue with other processing is available. My name is on the list as a child of the principal applicant. I was 20 at the time. Now I am 34, married to a US citizen but have not filed for adjustment of status. I am currently a medical student in the US. Can some please tell me if have a chance of getting a green card going with the mum deal or filing based in marriage
  7. I am a resident of India. I am currently 23 years old, My Aunt applied for an F4 visa for my father on 7, April 2004. The website currently shows that "On March 19, 2009, we received your Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative" I have a few question, I am trying to understand. 1) My question is why is still not the application approved yet? 2) Will I be aged out when the visa will be available or I am eligible for CSPA? 3) What is average time will it take to get my visa? 4) From Visa bulletin which date should I follow, FINAL ACTION DATES or DATES FOR FILING? P.S. Sorry for asking a silly question, not really an expert in this subject.
  8. Hello all, I am writing this post for my mom's F4 case filled by her brother. My mom has 3 kids. one daughter and two sons. DOB of daughter: 4th November 1988 DOB of elder son: 18th May 1992 DOB of younger son (i.e. Me): 30th June 1994 First I would provide timeline of our file processing and then I will raise my doubts. TIMELINE Petition Filled on: 9th April 2004 Petition Approved: 20th November 2009 (also received the letter saying it will take years for them to process file so do not give up your jobs or make any travel arrangement as of now etc.) Welcome Letter Received: 12th January 2016 I have read the definition of child as per USCIS which primarily says a kid has to be younger than 21 years and unmarried from here. By the time we received welcome letter and we logged in to ceac.state.gov the tool had name of only two people i.e. of my parents, that's obvious all of three kids are aged out by that time. Then we came to know about CSPA, which can provide protection to unmarried aged out kids by subtracting the processing time taken from biological age. Since my elder sister is married she is not eligible for CSPA and my dad passed in July of 2013 and as per our local agent both the sons are eligible for CSPA so we sent a request letter to NVC to remove my dad's name and include name of two sons. Sent CSPA request letter with request to remove my dad's name: 1st February 2016 With that letter NVC removed my dad's name but they haven't included name of either of son. Meanwhile we completed all the document work of my mom's case i.e. filled DS-260, paid $325 fees, paid $125 AoS fees and submitted all the civil and financial docs and in July 2016 we received letter from NVC stating all the document work is done and your case is awaiting for visa interview appointment overseas. As per the guidelines of our agent we did not mentioned anything about two sons in AoS forms. In June 2016 files retrograded from July 2003 to January 2001 so all activities stopped for our case I guess. In September 2016 files started moving again and since than it's moving at a decent pace. In between we also sent an email to NVC to know the status of our CSPA application for which they replied on 22nd July 2016 like this..... Although we send query to NVC we receive this reply from Mumbai Consulate office which was strange. And finally on 31st January 2017 we received similar email as we received in July 2016 stating.... We sent another CSPA request in February 2017 for which we neither received any acknowledgement of request letter nor we received any reply for the same. Now here are my doubts, DOUBTS Should we contact NVC again for CSPA?? Should we contact Mumbai Consulate for CSPA? Where is our file currently? Is it in NVC or is it in Mumbai Consulate? As per the last letter we received it says most of appointments are scheduled within 3 months but looking at current speed of file processing, there is time for file of April 2004 to be current So when Mumbai Consulate will arrange interview within 3 months or file will be in queue till April 2004 dose not become current? In ceac.state.gov tool since last several days the status of AoS fees has changed NA which used to be paid earlier so is there anything we have to from our end? Likewise our entire process is complete for my mom yet the status of AoS documents and Civil Documents are never updated as completed they are still NA so should we contact NVC for the same? What are the chances of getting CSPA protection at time of my mom's visa interview? Is it mandatory to mentioned about aged out sons in the forms of AoS to get the benefit of CSPA? Can someone provide some concrete example of CSPA with F4 case? some sort of link would work. Any other suggestion for our case. When I wrote this post the latest visa bulletin i.e. March 2003 says currently they are processing files of 22 July 2003 visa bulletin of April 2003 dues in 7-10 days. Any suggestions/answers would be a great help. Thank you in advance. Thank you for reading so far and sorry for misusing quote box.
  9. Hello i need your opinion about something, should i get worried? My mother and stepdad (married) petitioned for me to go to the states when i was 20 years old. the petition was already approved and i am already working on getting my visa. i just turned 21 years old two months ago. my question is was my age frozen when they petitioned for me when i was 20? does this apply for CSPA? should i get worried on my visa getting rejected since i am over 21?
  10. Good Day, I was sincerely hoping that you can assist me in verifying if the CSPA will be applicable in this case. My aunt petitioned for my Mother in 2004. Recently we got the Visa Processing Invoice for my parents but not for my brother and I because we are both over 21. We were hoping that the CSPA age would atleast apply to him. These are the details below: NVC Case no: GEO2004XXXXXX Category: F4 Priority date: June 03, 2004 Case is currently at NVC Petition approval :August 26, 2004 (Not too sure about this date, the date stated is when USCi website said the case was approved) My date of birth : January 1, 1991 My Brother's date of birth : August 09, 1993 Any assistance will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance
  11. Hi! Does paying AOS (Affidavit of Support) fee fulfill 'sought to acquire within 1-year' condition for CSPA? My friend's PD got current in 2006 but she only paid AOS fee that time and didn't continue the process until now. She was 12 years old at that time. She is a derivative beneficiary under F4 category. Does she qualify for immigration now? Her interview has been scheduled for the next month. Thanks.
  12. Category: F4 INDIA (US citizen brother filed for his sister in INDIA) Priority Date: 27-09-2004 Approval Date: 22-03-2010 Welcome letter received on: 26-04-2018 AOS fees paid on: 01-05-2018 Case Completed on: 15-06-2018 I am a son (derivative beneficiary) of principal applicant (my mother) in this case. My Date of birth: 09-09-1994 Current age: 23 years 9 months Petition pending duration: 5 years 5 months 24 days TIME LINE TILL NOW: After receiving welcome letter, on the CEAC website we were able to pay IV fees for my mother (principal applicant) and father only, my name (Son’s name) was there but I was unable to pay the IV fees as no invoice was generated for me. So we dropped an email to NVC explaining them applicability of CSPA to this case and to generate IV fee invoice for me(Son) and we got following reply from NVC to that email - “We reviewed this petition for eligibility under the CSPA and we determined that applicant does not benefit under CSPA”. After that we paid AOS fees and IV fees for my parents (mother and father) and completed IV application (DS-260) of mother and father. While filing that form; on particular question of WHETHER I AM IMMIGRATING WITH MY PARENTS, we filled YES in both the forms. Following that we mailed NVC all the requested documents of petitioner and applicant (mother and father). We also mailed them my documents along with all other documents. Then we send one more email to NVC insisting them for adjudication with a consular officer then NVC’s preliminary CSPA age assessment for applicability of CSPA to this case. To that email we again got same reply: “We reviewed this petition for eligibility under the CSPA and we determined the applicant is not eligible”. After that we got case completion letter on 15-06-2018. But now when I open CEAC website my name is completely missing from Applicant information and IV application processing fees sections (Name was visible in both the sections before) only the names of my mother and father are there. So my question is “what should we do next for applicability of CSPA? Should we wait until priority date becomes current OR is there anything else we can do? Can any one tell me exact procedure for CSPA with exact timing to do it? What about missing name from CEAC website? Should we hire an attorney?THANKS.
  13. Hello all, I am writing this post for my family's F4 case filled by my mom's brother. My mom has 3 kids. two daughters and one sons. DOB of daughter(Me): 21th June 1990 DOB of elder daughter: 19th July 1993 DOB of younger son : 13th December 1994 First I would provide timeline of our file processing and then I will raise my doubts. TIMELINE Petition Filled on: 10th November 2004 Petition Approved: 11th August 2009 (also received the letter saying it will take years for them to process file so do not give up your jobs or make any travel arrangement as of now etc.) Welcome Letter Received: 9th May 2017 I have read the definition of a child as per USCIS which primarily says a kid has to be younger than 21 years and unmarried. By the time we received a welcome letter and we logged in to ceac.state.gov the tool had the name of only two people i.e. of my parents, that's obvious all of three kids are aged out by that time. Then we came to know about CSPA, which can provide protection to unmarried aged out kids by subtracting the processing time taken from biological age. None of us (the children) have married, so we sent a request letter to NVC to include the name of the three kids and they did it, they add the three of us in the process, so we paid the fees and send all the documents needed. A couple of weeks ago the NVC send the letter for the interview for my parents and my name and my siblings. But yesterday someone from the embassy in our country called us saying the Im out of the proccess and that is better that I dont spend the money on the medical exams. My mom told her that we appeal to the NVC before and that they added me knowing the situation of my age, she told her that I could still go to the interview but that Im actually out for my age. We asked our lawyer and he told us that I could go, but we decided If I take the medical exams now or I go like this and I can present the medical exams after the consuls answer. QUESTIONS What are the chances of still getting the residence? Has someone gone through this situation? can you please share your story to know what to expect or what to do? Should I get the medical exams before or after the interview?
  14. My category F2A priority date 24 Jun 2016 approval data 10 November 2016 birthday data 10 August 1997 I'm worry that I will not get a visa until I'm 21. Please, explain to me how and when I should ask NVC to apply for me the freezing my age. Write me a sample letter that I have to send them. I do not speak English very well. Thanks.
  15. Requested Alll I am new on this Forum regarding my sis immigrant visa application if any one can help me out of that . My story is I am usa citizen I was apply for ma mom immigrant visa petition in 2015 she came to usa in 2016 as an immigrant green card. One of my younger sister on that time 19 years old .when my mom came to usa she apply for her immigrant visa under 21 age . And her visa will be approved on uscis and olso NVC assign the case number on Jan 2017 . She pay alll the fees like affidavit of support and all the fees and I am olso send the affidavit of supported doc for my side. On Nov 21 2017 she is 21 years old . But I was submittd all the fees and stufff. I call today to NVC asking about the case of her on 12 March 2018 the lady told me me she is on CSPA . I don't know what is CSPA means ? The lady told me we are waiting for the Decision. My question is is there any problum cause my live in usa and she is the only her child who is live in pakistan . Is any one can help me is she can get this immigration visa on the behalf of my mom or not ? If any one can face the same problum or pls update me over here . Regards
  16. I got my I130 approved Feb 2014 at that time my daughter was 20 yrs of age. Then went through NVC process which was approved Dec 14 "IR5" visa category. Had daughter selected as join at later date. Can anyone please help understand what are next steps can we file I485 directly or some other form? Or since she aged out by few months do we need to file CSPA. Thanks in advance
  17. Hello , My visa get approved in last month now i am appear to USA.. But my son who is age out not get visa under CSPA... so what i can do for him? On green card base can i file for him? how much time it takes to approved and my son come to usa? Thanks
  18. Did anyone here go thru a case that involved CSPA? My cousin's son got his visa approved. I was just talking to him today to see what kind of questions they asked him at the interview. He said just basic questions such as what are you planning to do when you go to USA?, are you married? Do you have girlfriend? Than gave him signed a form say hear you can sign this form of you want to get married later and bring your wife to USA. Did anyone else have same experience?
  19. Hello, my uncle, who is a US citizen applied on behalf of my family. Of course, my family are categorized as F4s and their priority date is Oct24,2005. According to priority date calculators and the general speed at which the visa bulletin is moving their priority date will be up this coming Dec 2018. Here’s the dilemma... my brother turns 21 just three months after December 2018 on March 31st, 2019. Will he still be able to get his visa or will he not have enough time to do so before he turns 21? If not, my questions is... does he qualify for CSPA? I’ve read so many differing opinions. I am already aged out as of two years ago but I’m married to a US citizen so I am currently in the process of adjusting my status. My real concern is my family. My family has been living in the US with TPS since we came. We entered inspected and have our I-94s. The problem is we need to have some type of new status by the time September 9, 2019 comes around because that is when our TPS designation expires. Also, I have a sister who is 12 who is a US citizen who would be separated from my parents. Please help!!!
  20. Hi! I need help understanding if we are eligible to adjust status. I am an LPR (gained from being petitioned as parent of USC), petitioned my other then 20 year old daughter via F2A. Looking at the current priority date (as of Jan 2018), it's Feb 2016. Below are our dates. Priority Date: January 26, 2016 Date of Birth: April 28, 1995 Approval Date: May 16, 2016 (unsure about this. Is this the Notice Date of the Approval Letter? or when Visa is available?) We received a letter from NVC back in June 2017 that they are changing her classification to F2B. I am not sure if she is covered throught the CSPA. I hope she is! Thank you very much!
  21. Hello We applied At nvc when i was 18 years old (F2a Visa Unmarried son/daughter) then last november 20 nvc said that they completed the review on my case then we will wait for my interview schedule at the consule. November 30 they noticed me that my visa interview was scheduled on January 18 , Ive already passed the medical examination at st. Lukes. But on January 30 is my 21st birthday , is there a problem with that? If my case will be lift up into f2b? Interview at the embassy is my final action.
  22. Hi, my aunt had filed a petition for my mother. She is the principal applicant. She got a mail from NVC regarding the interview and my father can accompany her. Two weeks before the interview date I got a mail theta said I can accompany my parents to USA and I don’t need to schedule a different interview appointment. So now I need to fill the DS 260 form but there’s is no option to pay form my form. My petitioner has tried all possible methods but it’s showing N/A. Now I have my appointment day after tomorrow and I don’t have a DS 260 confirmation page and I couldn’t do the biometrics for the same reason. What should I do? Should I reschedule the appointment.
  23. Hello everyone! Firstly, I'm really thankful that there's a website like this where I can read stories of the journey of different people from applying, to eventually getting their US Visas. I've got a few questions lined up, and I hope you guys can answer all of them. Here are the facts Each one in our family already successfully completed our medical examinations (we've received the CD and the sealed brown envelope) we were affected by the retrogression back then, I was 16/17 then, I am 23 now. My mom told me that since we were able to submit our DS 230s before the priority date retrogressed, I would still be included in the petition via the CSPA I was included in the visa interview letter Questions: What would be the process in my case? (CSPA) I heard that there are three steps on a normal application: (1) Biometrics, (2) Initial Interview [done by a filipino], and (3) interview by the American Consul. Was the fact that I was included in the interview letter from the NVC gives me assurance that I still qualify as a derivative because of the CSPA? Will we be interviewed as a family? Individually? What are/were their questions? Do they still ask questions regarding your medical exam? How long was the whole process? Thank you very much! I hope you guys can provide answers to my questions and also give some tips if I'd missed out on anything.
  24. I am a derivative under the F-4 category. Our priority date became current on March 2017 when I was still under the age of 21. After that, I immediately paid for my IV fee, submitted DS-260 and all other documents. Case was complete before turning 21. Interview date was set just 2 weeks after turning 21 and my name is still included in the Interview letter together with my parents names. I just wanna ask if my age has been frozen or if it isn't, will I still be qualified for CSPA since I have already filed DS-260 to "seek to acquire"? Our case was pending for 8 years, so if I do my computation:Age when priority date first became current: 20 years 6 monthsTime case was pending: 8 yearsCSPA Age = 12 years
  25. Confused 🤷🏻‍♀️ My grandfather petitioned our family year 1993 and got approved 1994 under F3 Philippines, my mother is the principal applicant. Year 2013 my grandfather died so my Auntie in the USA file to be our substitute sponsor 2014 my Auntie was approved to be our Sponsor but suddenly she died 2015 because of cancer then my other Auntie and my Uncle submit again for Humanitarian Consideration for them to be substitute sponsor. Then April 2016 our priority date became current (PD Dec 1993) actually that time we are feeling hopeless and accept the fact that we cannot go to the US anymore. Then I checked Ceac website and I think our account is suspended because of changing the sponsor. Then last September 2017 exactly 2nd death anniversary of my Auntie we recieved an email intructions to submit documents and ds 260. So I checked the Ceac website and our account is back and the sponsor name is already change with my Uncle's name. Then in the IV application the only name that is there was My mother, father, younger brother (10yrs old) and me I'm already 25 now. Then my 3 siblings 31,29,28yrs old are not listed in ceac website and cannot pay ds260. So my question is this is there assurance that I can accompany them, Am I good to go? we submitted all documents and I already submitted and completed my ds 260 and now we are just waiting for appointment interview letter. I'm just confused because I am over aged and I dont want to expect too much. Thank you so much sorry if my story is so long. Our petition was so dramatic 😊
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