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  1. Buena/Hello My question for this forum would be around the medical exam. Being that my fiancé currently resides in Cuba and has to got to another embassy in Guyana due to the closing of the embassy in Havana, Where would my fiancé need to conduct his Medical Exam prior to interview?
  2. My question is for booking flights being that Cuban beneficiaries do petitioners have to travel to another embassy. How far in advance would you say is needed to be in Guyana and how many days after the interview does one need to stay in Guyana I’m just wanting this information in planning ahead when interview appointment is set.
  3. What is average waitfor an interview appointment at the Guyana Embassy? Please someone answer
  4. I validly obtained my adjustment of status and greencard under the Cuban Adjustment Act in 2015 (dated 2014) with a consular registration of birth (perfectly and validly acceptable at the time under "matter of Vazquez·). I completed my 5-year residency. What can I do if for naturalization USCIS asks for more Cuban documents (which I view as retroactively and arbitrarily applying the rescission of "matter of Vazquez) that happened in 2017?
  5. I received the date for our interview for the K1 visa for my Cuban fiancé and wanted to reach out to you for help. He did a mission in Venezuela as a music professor for three years. As he was there on a mission, Venezuela has no record of him as a resident and can’t provide the antecedentes penales/ police certificate. (Similar to a soldier being stationed abroad). Has anyone else had this issue? What did they supply? If not, any ideas on how to get the answer for this issue? We do not want to get to Guyana's American Embassy for the interview and get Administrative Processing or denied. Thank you in advance for your help,
  6. As much information as there is on the state.gov site, it is SO confusing. Can anyone explain how they paid for the K1 visa so that the interview could be scheduled? I am specifically talking about Cuban applicants that have to go to Guyana for the K1 visa interview. The instructions on the US Embassy in Guyana site state to pay cash to an account at a Scotiabank Guyana. There are no retail Scotiabanks in the US so how is this fee paid? I just want to schedule the visa interview and it seems there isn't a single answer. I've emailed the consulate already; waiting for a response but hoping someone could enlighten me on this process during the interim. Am I supposed to wire money (which I feel is completely unsafe)? do I email the embassy for an appointment? What's the protocol here? Thank you.
  7. Hello! I’m new and think I searched existing topics pretty thoroughly but I’m hoping some folks can give me an estimate on what they spent from the moment they filed the first form to their fiancé stepping onto US soil. I’m a US citizen and my fiancé is from Cuba I see the list of fees, but I’d like to know how much to plan for including travel, food, lodging for the interview in Guyana...everything. I was estimating $8k but I don’t know how realistic this is.
  8. Hello! I have a friend who came to this country legally through an artist visa from Cuba. He over-stayed and completed the year and one day waiting period before applying for legal residency. His I485 was received on 1/19/2019 and approved, work permission approved. However, since then he has received nothing. No green card, no letter extending his legal status in this country or the ability to legally work, both of which have expired. His lawyer is no where to be found. I am trying to figure out where his packet was sent to determine the process time but I don't know what his process is called. On the USCIS website it says that his case is ready for interview since October 2018. I brought my husband to this country on a K1 and successfully filed all paperwork myself but I know my friend's process is different. His cousin went through the identical process here, the only difference was that he started his process one month ahead of my firnd and he received his permanent 10 year green card (which is what they should receive after the I-485 is approved, most of the time interviews are never scheduled) in April of this year. If anyone can point me in the right direction, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks!
  9. Hi everyone, I am SUPER new to this, so sorry if I seem...well...like a newbie. I am working on the I-129f form. My fiance lives in Cuba, and I know that interviews are now required to be held in Georgetown, Guyana, therefore I am assuming that I would need to specify that in the Consular Processing Information section of the form. Can anyone validate me on this? I just want to make sure that I do not make any mistakes. Also, I am very confused on how he is supposed to apply for a visa in Guyana. Do I apply on his behalf? Or does he have to travel to Guyana, apply in person, and then return for an interview if they grant him one? Any clarification on this process would be really helpful. There is so much information and it is overwhelming as I am sure you all know and have experienced. Best, CA
  10. Hi everyone, So, I have a question for anyone who has gotten married in Cuba or who is in the process of getting your documents certified, authenticated, and translated. I have gotten my divorce decree, birth certificate, and affidavit of single status certified as true by my Secretary of State, as well as authenticated by the US State Department. I am now getting those documents translated into Spanish. As far as I was aware, I only needed to translate the papers that stated my documents were certified and authenticated - not the actual document itself (i.e. the actual birth certificate, divorce decree, etc). Can anyone validate me on this? Or do I need to have my entire divorce decree, birth certificate, and affidavit of single status translated in addition to the certificates of authentication? Any insight on this would be super helpful. Thanks!! ❤️
  11. Hi everyone, I am just now starting to figure out how to make posts in the correct places, so forgive me if you have already seen this question elsewhere. My fiancé and I are planning to get married in Cuba, and then start the process for a spouse visa. I have followed the required steps, which is as follows: 1. Birth certificate, divorce decree, and affidavit of single status certified as true copies by my Secretary of State. 2. Birth certificate, divorce decree, and affidavit of single status authenticated by the US State Department. 3. My documents are now being translated by a certified translator and will be notarized The only remaining step is to have my certified, authenticated, and translated documents authorized by the Cuban Consulate in Washington D.C. If you have gotten to this step, I am sure that you know how confusing and frustrating contacting the Cuban Consulate in Washington D.C. can be. I have been calling every day for the past two weeks because I want to know EXACTLY what I need to bring in terms of money, identification, etc. No one ever answers the phone. No one ever responds to my emails. So, I have turned here to reach out in hopes that someone out there who has gotten married in Cuba can perhaps give me some guidance in this matter. I have decided that it will be most effective to travel to Washington D.C. and visit the Cuba Consulate in person, but I want to have everything lined up before I make that trip. Here are my questions: 1. How much does the Cuban Consulate charge to authorize each document? 2. Can I pay in cash, or do I need to pay with a card or a check 3. Can I have this service done in one day? 4. What kind of identification do I need to present? 5. Are there any additional forms that I need to fill out in order to have my documents authorized by the Cuban Consulate for use in Cuba when I get married? 6. Is there any additional advice that you would give someone who is trying to navigate this process alone, without a lawyer or a service? Thank you to anyone who responds to this. I am honestly at a loss because I keep finding conflicting information, and sometimes no information at all. I would really appreciate in insight anyone has on this matter. -Cheney ❤️
  12. Thanks for the link to the State Department's guide for Cubans applying for immigrant visas in Guyana: https://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/iv-dv-supplemental/Havana-GEO.pdf#page5 From reading the timelines and discussion board, it looks like the timeline for an interview in Havana is 12 months, and in Guyana 7 months. Is that right? Should we put Georgetown, Guyana in question 62 of the I-129f, "Your beneficiary will apply for a visa abroad at the U.S. Embassy at..." Is there any reason not to interview in Guyana?
  13. Hi! My fiance had his interview in Rio (1/22) and he was put on AP. Today they emailed asking him for his social, phone #s, travel last 15 year, etc...basically I researched and saw these are the DS5535 questions. I'm wondering if anyone from Latin America has gone through a similar experience and how long they went through AP? I've seen a lot cases from the middle east that took 5+ months, but I'm wondering if anyone in Brazil or Latin America is in the same boat. My fiance is a Cuban refugee in Brazil. FYI. We turned in all documents asked at the interview. Thx in advance!
  14. Hello, My Cuban fiance received a letter from the US Embassy in Georgetown to schedule his interview. We are so excited!! However, to be able to schedule an interview, we need to pay the $265 visa fee in cash at a local bank. I contacted Georgetown because this makes zero sense to me (We cannot travel to Guyana to make a payment with no interview scheduled!). I also contacted the bank asking if I could do a wire transfer (which you cannot do). Anyone have to make this payment? And if so, how did you do it? Gracias mil!
  15. Hello, Any suggestions on how long the process is taking? Any ideas on the process and interview will be helpful. Thank you so much
  16. Hi everyone. Someone in another forum just got an interview date in early January 2019. She said that was the first available date. Has anyone who is petitioning their fiance from Cuba through the Guyana embassy received an interview date lately? If so, what date did they give you? I'm wondering what happened to all of the November and December interview dates.
  17. Hello! I am petitioning (K-1) for my Cuban fiance who is a refugee in Brazil. The embassy is asking for all police certificates/"antecedentes penales" from all countries he has resided in. I am wondering how other folks were able to get police certificates/records from Cuba. Also, does anyone know of online translating services? Thanks in advance
  18. I would like to marry my cuban girlfriend but have no clue how to do it. Someone said if you can marry abroad but if i go that route it will cost less but if the marriage dissolves i am responsible for her for many years. I heard the k1 visa is better but more expensive? please help
  19. Hi there , Does anyone know the actual case processing time for Nebraska service center ? I’m a U.S citizen making a petition for my husband. I know they take 7 to 9 months and half currently. I received NOA1 on March 20th 2018. And on here I’m getting that the Nebraska service center , is currently viewing cases of March 1st 2018. However on the USCIS actual website I’m getting that there on Janurary 25th 2018. Who’s right and who’s wrong ? Help
  20. I will be requesting follow to join for my fiance's child (my soon to be stepchild) to bring him at a later date. I have a few questions: 1) What will I need to bring (if anything) to the K1 interview besides the child's birth certificate? 2) Once I request join follow to join within the 1 year time frame, does Cuba or the Guyanese embassy (since that is where interviews are currently being held) require an interview if the child is 5 years old? 3) What documents does the Cuban/Guyanese embassy require for that interview? 4) Anything else I should know about this process specific to Cuban beneficiaries? Thank you!
  21. Hi there everyone , Below I’m going to leave the link , with all the information regarding the U.S Embassy in Guyana. There you can register your appointment , make your Medical Exam appointment. As well as the checklist for all the documents requiered at the interview. Hope this helps. I’m still very far away from that moment. Currently haven’t even received my approval from USCIS. But I’ve found the information and would like to share with all of you. ☺️ P.S the information is in English and Spanish! Hope it helps!
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