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  1. As some of you know, I filled my petition for K1 visa on November 2018, at the time my fiancee was pregnant and I was going to finish my bachelors early May, so It seemed like a good time to start filling everything. In the summer of 2018 I overstayed my ESTA for 4 hours (1 day), at the time, I didn't realize this was the case, and I returned to the USA two times after that with no problems, until this summer, where they warned me I had overstayed and I returned to Portugal in the next flight. I was going to spend time with my son, 3 months at the time, unfortunately that was not possible. On June 10th my case was created, I managed to get my interview expedited to July 24. Paris, where I was told I was approved, it all went with flying colors. At the interview I didn't have my medical exams yet, so I sent it to them and it got there on Aug 12th. By this time, my case had last been updated on Aug 6th and put on Administrative Processing. Finally, on Aug 23 it changed to Application Received, the next two days were weekends, so on Aug 26 They've updated my status to Administrative processing again. AS of today, Aug 28, no new updates (now it shoes AP on both IV and NIV). It doesn't look like a long time, but it sure feels like it. My fiancee is a teacher, which means she has 3 months vacation in the summer, no such luck. Wedding venue postponed from Aug 2nd 2019 to July 31 2020, no big deal, we all know how this goes. The worst is the uncertainty and the wait, She is back to work now, and daycare is expensive. My gorgeous son (picture below) is 5 months old now! Only got to see him 1 week in April, when he was a month old. He just started crawling as well. I am missing all of this unfortunately. I'll keep you updated on the progress. From everything I've read it shouldn't take much longer, but you can't truly know. P.s- A lot has happened in between filing for k1 and now, such as we discovering my fiancee is carrier of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and me having to get tested as well, as it was a pain to get tested here in Portugal, to my whole family and friends travelling to the USA without me for the wedding venue (the airlines wouldn't budget so they ended up going anyways). To Portugal not doing visa interviews and having to travel to Paris just for that, ultimately delaying the whole process at least 2-3 months from expected (the original interview date was to be on November 6th!), the first expedite was denied, but we insisted on emailing the senator and he managed to pull some strings.
  2. Hi all, Would you know if a change of embassy triggers a recheck of all the previously approved documents submitted again per the new embassy? This is for the case that has been already 'documentarily qualified'
  3. Hi all, Our CR1 case has been complete for a couple of a month and we have been waiting get an interview date for ages. 2 days ago, we got two notifications from NVC in our CEAC: (1) Appointment Cancellation Email that says " We previously notified you of the date and time of your immigrant visa interview at the U.S.Embassy/Consulate General in SINGAPORE, SING. Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have to cancel this interview. We will schedule a new interview appointment as soon as possible and notify you of the date and time. There is no need for you to take action at this time." The weird thing is that we NEVER got a notification for any interview being scheduled for us. (2) We got another notification soon after mentioning that our case has been documentarily qualified - which is the SAME message we got when our case got completed back in February. All our documents have been received and approved for ages. Why this mail again? Has this happened with anyone before? We changed our embassy location from Mumbai to Singapore on 3rd July - could this be because of that? Thoroughly confused. (2)
  4. Got my passport with the visa back today. To give everyone an idea or the waiting time post interview; Interview Date was Dec 18, 2018 My visa was issued on Thursday Dec 20, 2018. I got the notice of the tracking # and that package was picked up by Canada post on Thursday, Dec 27, 2018 (it sounds like a long time but, there was the weekend in between as well as Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing day, which were all weekdays, and offices r closed, so i lost 3 business days) The delivery date kept getting delayed, first it was Dec 28, 2018 and then changed to Dec 31, 2018. During both those days the status updates were very slow. Again, I had weekends and New Year's Holiday in the way. On Dec 31, 2018, I was getting concerned about my package since I had a flight booked for Jan 3, 2019, from before my interview date. So, I called Canada Post customer service, created a service ticket and talked to the supervisor about my situation. She put the package on high priority got on its case. I was still stressed because the tracking service was not updating and it was at huge Gateway distribution centre since Dec 30, 2018, and with all the back log due to the strike i was concerned on delivery delays. I called back on Jan 2, 2018 to talk to the supervisor again, and I was gonna ask if I can go pick it up myself (Ur still not allowed to), but then she said, I have good news, your package has arrived in your city as of this morning and should be at the post office for pick up at 11am. I was so happy, so much stress during this past week. As an overview, XpressPost is 2-5 business days Excluding all the interruptions (holidays), my package did arrive in that time frame. It may be beneficial to speak to a supervisor to expedite ur process if u have a flight booked from b4. So happy now to be going and seeing my husband. New Year, new chapter! All the best to everyone!
  5. Hello everybody My I-140 was approved on 14 June 2018, got the I-797 in the mail, but still no change to status (approved ---> sent to nvc) on the USCIS site. Called them a few times, the operator declined to answer whether the case was or was not sent to nvc, but kept repeating that it takes up to 90 days for the NVC to receive the documents. Now, more than 6 weeks have passed and still no change to the process. Did you have the same experience? Any advice? Thanks Victor
  6. I am noticing that some of the various visa assistant/processing consultants & services online saying that the because of the current (Trump) administration's "crackdown on immigrants" (not my words), that if there are errors on the forms a higher percentage of immediate denials will be issued by USCIS and they will not bother with sending any RFE (Request for Evidence) and NOID (Notice of Intent to Deny) notices to allow these corrections to be made. My first thought is that this is merely a sales tactic to "scare" us into paying for their services; I actually had one of these consultants tell me this on the phone and they then made an me immediate offer & discount to "act before things get worse". Is this truly the case or am I right? Please, I am not looking for comments about Trump or politics as this is not the place for that, only sincere replies to my question... Thanks!
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