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  1. 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.
  2. Hi, I am a US citizen. I submitted the I-864 and DS 260 online to the NVC on April 22 for my wife who is an Indian citizen, and am still waiting for a response. Her I-130 got approved in December 2020. We both currently live in Mumbai and have a 5 month old daughter who is now also a US citizen. I am not leaving my wife and daughter alone in India and moving to the US until she gets her CR1 approved. Given the current Covid situation in India, the US consulate in Mumbai is closed. Does anyone know how long does it take to get an interview date in Mumbai after the NVC gives DQ status? We are wondering if it would make sense to move to Dubai and request NVC to schedule our interview there. Does anyone know if this would be feasible? Do we need to establish UAE residency in order to schedule the interview there? If the Covid situation does not improve here, then we are thinking of moving to Dubai next month. Just don't want our move to have a negative impact on the green card process and timeline. Thank you!
  3. It completely slipped my mind to add my husband (petitioners) middle name. Im used to a separate box for middle name, but now I realized I was supposed to put it under given name. His passport and birth cert. all have the middle name, but I just finished the DS260 about an hour ago and forgot to put it there. Im so disappointed in myself, and dont know what to do. Does anyone have any past experiences like this, what do I do?
  4. Hi I need a help from you all. My wife is filling DS260 form. And we need your assistance in these 2 immigration questions. She visited me on Dec 2019. And cdp gave her 6months of permitted stay (i94). Unfortunately, due to the airport shutdown that is caused by corona virus pandemic. She wasn't able to travel back as she planned. Therefore, we applied for i539 before her i94 expire. And stayed for extra 3months. Once the airport opened she traveled back to her home country and withdrew her application. Now what should we answer for these questions? Please help. 1. Have you ever been unlawfully present in the U.S for more than 180 days (but not more than a year) and have voluntarily departed the U.S. within the last 3 years? Yes or No 2. Have you ever been unlawfully present, overstayed the amount of time granted by an immigration official or otherwise violated the terms of a U.S. Visa? Yes or No Please help
  5. Hi all, I won the dv-2022 with case number AS6xxx. I also admitted to the school and will be starting Master degrees in the US from this fall. I am now thinking obtaining F1 first, and then processing Green Card after successfully entering the US. However I've already started filling DS260 without any knowledge regarding F1 and Green Card. But I've not submitted yet. Will it affect my obtaining F1? Thank you in advance!
  6. I'm a USC born and raised in New Zealand. My wife's I-130 application has just switched to "actively reviewing" so I'm expecting NOA2 any day now and as such, trying to get everything organized to make NVC as smooth as possible. I'm still living in New Zealand until I finish my college degree in November. My wife is also in college and we'll both finish at the same time. I'll move immediately after finishing my degree and hopefully (with a joint sponsor) my wife will be able to move shortly after me. As soon as the case moves to NVC I will pay the fees for AOS and IV and complete DS-260. I wouldn't complete I-864 until I arrange a Joint Sponsor, but when I do, will this be enough to prove intent to establish domicile? I registered to vote as soon as I was eligible and have voted in every federal and state election that I've been able to. I have a permanent mailing address I use in the U.S. which is where I will initially reside when I live there. It is owned by a close family friend. Would it be worth getting him to write an affidavit stating that he was happy for me to live there, in place of a lease agreement? I have an SSN. I've filed U.S. taxes for 2020 but not for previous years as my income was too low. Would the above qualify as proof that I intend in good faith to establish domicile in the US before my wife would get there? Keeping in mind we are applying from a low-fraud country. Otherwise, is there anything else I could do to solidify this case, short of actually moving to the US? In the case we are unable to get a joint sponsor, if I move alone first and are employed in the US from December onwards, I'll file 2021 taxes which will have minimal U.S. income on it. Then, how long would I have to wait before having sufficient evidence to submit for the I-864 to sponsor alone? And is it okay to complete DS-260 in April 2021 and not complete I-864 until April 2022 or later? Thanks in advance.
  7. Hello Everyone, It has been 4 weeks since my husband arrived in the US and we haven't received his SSN so I called the local office and wanted to share my findings with you all and see if other people have had the same issues. First off a little timeline: -We requested that a social security number be created on the DS-260 form when filing for his CR-1, that paperwork was submitted to the online filing system October 23rd. -Visa approved December 16th. -Arrived January 16th to USA First call to local office: Not in the system. Woman said that we needed to wait 2 months upon entry into the states to see if the number would appear in the system. Suggested not to restart the process for fear of duplicate number being assigned to my husband . Second Call: Still not in the system. Looked with Alien Registration number this time. Was told that if the paperwork was filed in October of 2020, it has been too long for it not to have been submitted to their office so he does not and will not have a social security number assigned to him. We were put on the wait list for emergency in-person services and told we need to restart the entire process which could take 3-4 weeks. Has anyone had the same issue? Do you have any tips or ideas for us? I will continue to update with findings incase this can help anyone else!
  8. Hi, I'm a US citizen petitioning for my foreign wife. Last year, we withdrew our K1 application (before getting a NOA2), got married and we're now applying for a CR1 and filling out a DS260. The underlined part of this question is confusing is: "Have you ever been refused a U.S. Visa, been refused admission to the United States, or withdrawn your application for admission at the port of entry?". Does this apply to our situation? It was not withdrawn "at the port of entry". I hope that someone can help us.
  9. I'm hoping someone can help me. This website has been a tremendous resource in my immigration journey (AOS >> green card >> citizenship). I'm helping my niece fill out her DS-260 form (her dad is a US citizen and the form I-130 was approved). When we were reviewing the form before submitting (review format), we noticed that one of the questions ["Is your mother's address the same as your father's?"] is showing up as unanswered but when we look at the actual online form, the question doesn't appear as an option to respond to. Has anyone encountered this before? Could it be an issue if the form is submitted with what seems to be an unanswered question?
  10. Hi everyone, happy new year. I have my interview in about 3 weeks and would need to register for the courier service for me to obtain my passport back on time etc. When registering it is asking me for my case number which is fine but also my DS260 confirmation number. I believe this was given to me when submitted the DS260 application. Unfortunately I cant seem to find this number anywhere and I think it is only given at that time when submitting. Can anyone advise on how to obtain this number? It would be much appreciated. Thanks,
  11. Hi, I'm Italian born in 1981. Military service was mandatory back in the days. I was in the "Lista di Leva", (the list of guys who could do the military service). I was called in 2001 and I spent a couple of days in Florence to do all the checks and all the visits. Together with many others, I was found "Riformato" (ineligible) to do the military service, I took the train and I went back home. That's it! I didn't swear in front of my flag. I didn't shoot or received and sort of training. There was probably a document that certifies it, but either I've never had it or it got lost in the last 20 years. There is, however, a document that says that I was in the list of the guys who could do the military service. If you asked me: "Did you serve in the military?" I would answer a strict: "No!" What should I answer in the DS-260? If I answer yes, they want to know the Branch of Service, the Rank, the Military Specialty... All things that I can't reply to because they're completely irrelevant to me, simply because... I didn't serve in the military. So, have I served in the military? Thanks
  12. Hi everyone, I got a letter from US Embassy Manila that they need my updated DS-260. I have submitted last year, before my interview in October 23, 2019, for E2 visa application. Now I went online to update it as per the letter, however, I can not edit it anymore as it was submitted already. Do you know how can I edit it? I have sent an email to IVManilaReplies@state.gov already waiting for their response on this. I hope someone could give advise or share their experience on the same. Thank you.
  13. Hello, I apologize if I'm asking something that's clearly written on 20 posts, but I just want to confirm from people who have actually done this (rather than a lot of hypotheticals.) My wife received her CR1 interview letter today, interview scheduled for May 22, which is very exciting! We have done all the paperwork ourselves, no lawyer, and so far so good. All paperwork has been filled out with her new Married name. The only issue that we didn't notice until just now is that NVC has been referring to her as her Maiden name. I understand now (which I did not before) that the Green Card will be issued only to the name on the passport. So in my mind, here are the possible scenarios: A) Attend interview, hope to present/reference marriage certificate with new name, cross our fingers and hope they put married name on visa? or B) Attend interview content with the fact that they will use her maiden name and we will have to go through all the processes later to change it. **Issues with both of the above: I have read some people have visas denied due to mismatching last name/improper name change documentation. (Ours is a California-issued marriage certificate with the name change on it) or C) Apply for an expedited UK passport with new name which should arrive within a week (lots of time before interview), and take new and old passport to interview **Issue in my mind: New document the NVC had never seen, will this cause an issue that it doesn't match what we've submitted and the name they've been using for her? I hope I've thought this all through and if not, feel free to let me know what I've missed. I'd appreciate if anyone has successfully completed options A or C. We are getting so excited for this incredible milestone and for this process to be over. We don't want to screw it up at the last step. If I tell my wife "I don't know, I've never done this before either" again, she might just call off the whole process 😂 Thanks so much in advance! I wish I had been using this site from the very start of our process! -T
  14. Hello! I would like to know if there are healthcare professionals here planning to take NCLEX in the US but under family-based petition? Or those who are already licensed. I want to clarify the part in DS 260. Attached is the screenshot below. If there's anyone in this forum who can help, your thoughts are highly appreciated. Thank you!
  15. Hello. Our i130 was approved and we just received an email from the NVC to log in and pay fees then submit the i864 & ds 260. I’m ready to go but held off on getting police reports as some had stated to waited seeing as though they can’t be older than 6 months and we had no clue when our i130 would be approved. So now it’s approved and I called ireland & the UK for police reports only to be told it usually takes 4-6 weeks to receive a report but because of covid it’s going to take longer! My heart sank. Is this the typical wait time for police reports? Any guidance or information is well appreciated.
  16. Hey everyone, I won the dv 2021 and I sent the ds 260 already. When I added my husband, they didn't ask me to upload the Marriage Certificate. I was not married when I originally applied for 2021 dv lottery, but I got maried after the results came out in JUne and before filling ds 260. Should I email KCC? Thanks
  17. I am trying to file my DS-260 with my case number and invoice number they sent me. However, it just tells me about how all non-immigrant visas needs a DS-160. I need to fill this out before Friday but I keep running into this issue. It cant be to make another DS-160 because my case number is correlated to my DS-160 that I had already filed and paid for.
  18. I am filling out ds 260, got a question on the petitioner info. Can I fill the info of the joint sponsor in this page? Since my principal petitioner does not live in the US, doesnt have a US address or US phone number Thx guys
  19. Hello everyone, again it is time to refresh the group, and i will post all my concerns here so also everyone can benefit from the scenarios for this lottery or the future ones 1. Address and phone [present and previous] now am Jordanian born in UAE, at 18 i went to Jordan for university after graduation back to UAE for work they request address when i was 16 and older the answer would be in the existing field"16 to 18" UAE" - then new field "18 to 14 Jordan" - the new field "24 to 37 UAE" ? 2. Children don't have an email or phone number , shall i also use mine ? 3. My wife has Palestinian passport originally, then she gained Jordanian by marriage, she uses the Jordanian not the Palestinian [not expired], in the Nationality shall she specify Palestine as the main then she obtained Jordanian passport ? 4. In the Country/Authority that issued the passport , as a Country is it "Jordan" but since i have done it at the embassy it says in the passport "Abu Dhabi" - now Abu Dhabi is a city not country, shall o choose Jordan or UAE ? 5. in Family "Father for example" he was born in the 40's , at that time passports where missed up, and written Day 1 Month 1, but birth certificate is on full actual date , shall i follow the passport or birth certificate Sorry for the long paragraph but i couldn't find information online or on YouTube since everyone is just talking about is in general
  20. I am already at the "Mailing/Permanent" address part of DS260. Under the Permanent Address part, it's asking me if i have an address in the US where i intend to live. The thing is, my husband is currently living in Hawaii but in March he will be PCS-ing to Florida. Should i answer NO? Or YES, and then put his Hawaii address? If i put his Hawaii address, it asks me if this is the address where i want my green card mailed.. Obviously the answer is no, then it asks me for another address for the green card but he doesnt have an address yet in Florida. If my answer to the question "do you have an address in the US where you intend to live?" is NO, will that have a negative impact on my visa application?
  21. Have few questions related to DS260 <> Passport number. I am already approved for I-130 in beginning of July 2020. Right now I'm preparing and gathering documents for the NVC stage as I already paid the IV and AOS fees. I had to reissue my passport in India in July 2020 because PCC (police station/post officers told me) cannot be done unless my spouse's name is on my passport. I know this is not true but they would not let me submit PCC application until I get reissue of my passport with my spouse's name (he is the US petitioner). So finally I received my new passport (reissued) with my spouse's name on it with DIFFERENT PASSPORT NUMBER. 1. What passport number should I fill in for DS260 application? Old one? or new one? 2. Should I upload the old passport + new passport copies under NVC system? 3. Should I write explanation letter why passport number has changed? 4. Will the NVC DS260 application will proceed if the new passport number is entered? Since it was never there when I-130 application was submitted in 2019.
  22. Hello everyone, I am at a loss with several questions and I am not sure where to find these answers anymore. I hope someone can help. I am French, living in China. My wife is US citizen, we got married in 2017 in China, where we met. Planned for CR1 visa through DCF filing and then hoped to move together to the US last year. I had first interview in May 2019 in Guangzhou embassy but my case was denied with a 221g slip because of missing document. Our work visa and contract in China ended in July 2019. So I would have had to leave and go to France and she to the USA. But DCF is only when both spouses are living overseas; so we would have had to start over with normal process filing CR1. So instead, we renewed our contract in China for 1 more year and went on vacation abroad in summer. As the CR1 visa is only valid for 6 months, I couldnt get the interview too soon after, so we decided to schedule a new appointment in January - to then move to the USA together in July. But all appointments were cancelled for months due to COVID 19. We couldn't even send the requested missing documents by mail because their services were closed and they never officially agreed for us to use email. In May 2020 - 1 year after interview - my case status says REFUSED. Although it appears this happened for all cases delayed after Covid, as per July 15th, my status has still not changed After months of waiting, our 1 year contract ended again and this time my wife decided to leave China for good anyways because of prior commitments in the USA. As for me, I had the choice of going back to France or stay longer in China. As backlog of cases has increased immensely after all embassies were closed, I thought it would be help our case if I stayed in China to do the follow up interview. So I decided to stay for 6 more months on my own - new contract ends in January - and redo the appointment in August 2020 in Guangzhou. Here are my questions 1. According to instructions, I have to complete form DS 260 - again ? - but now my status has changed. Since my wife no longer lives overseas with me, are we still allowed to follow up on the same DCF filing or will my case automatically be denied, now that she is back in the USA ? 2. I had to renew my passport because no more visa pages available. Do I simply add new info on DS 260 form or should I provide the new data somewhere else ? Is this going to impact my case with more delays ? 3. The email states that if I fail to act within 1 year after first denial, my case will be terminated. The reason I failed is obviously due to the embassy being closed. But even after asking them so many times, I still don't know if my case is still valid. Anyone else in the same situation ? 4. Last year, we applied for CR1, but now we have been technically married for more than 2 years, so we should be entitled to IR 1 instead. Is there any change in the process ? Should I provide any new document not mentioned in the email due to this change of status ? 5. If I manage to get the interview in August in Guangzhou, I'll have to leave the passport at the embassy. I need to fly there as I live in a different province. How do I fly back without my passport ? Do they provide any receipt or identity proof that I can use in China in the meantime ? Or can I mail them my passport a few days after once I'm back home ? If anyone could provide any information on the subject, I'd be very grateful This is the EMAIL I received Dear Applicants, /尊敬的申请人, Under the section 221(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, the Consulate General is unable to issue you an immigrant visa (IV) at this time. If you have already submitted your passport to the Consulate General, we will keep your passport with your file pending the issuance of your visa. Please return to the Consulate for further consideration to your visa application. 根据移民国籍法案221(g)条款,本馆目前不能批准你的移民签证。如果你的护照已经提交至本馆,本馆将会保留你的护照及档案,直至签证批准。请回领事馆以便我们对你的签证申请作进一步的考虑。 NOTICE FOR APPLICANTS RETURNING TO THE CONSULATE: /回馆通知: • Please follow these steps to schedule your follow up visa interview: □ Once you receive this notice, please visit the ustraveldocs.com website and register your chosen delivery location. If you have already registered, you do not need to register again. Failure to register prior to your visa interview will result in delay of your visa application. □ Once registered, visit ustraveldocs.com and go to “New Application/ Schedule Appointment", select "Immigrant Visa", then select "Follow up appointment" to schedule your visa interview appointment. Please note that Tuesday afternoon is the only eligible day for follow up visa interviews. Appointments scheduled on any time other than Tuesday afternoon will be cancelled and the applicants will not be allowed to enter the Consulate. • For All Applicants: Please return to the Consulate General for a second interview. • For All Applicants: Please complete FORM DS-260 (Online Immigrant Visa Application & Registration) at https://ceac.state.gov/IV. For instructions and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on completing the DS-260, please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/forms/online-immigrant-visa-forms/ds-260-faqs.html. Once you have completed FORM DS-260, return to the Consulate General on the date/time designated above to submit the printed DS-260 confirmation page and have your oath taken in front of a consular officer. PLEASE BRING DOCUMENT(S) BELOW TO THE CONSULATE: /请回馆时带以下材料: • For All Applicants: Please submit a passport (with at least 8 months validity), all old passports which have valid USA visas, and two new visa photos taken within the past 6 months. Colored/eye altering contact lenses or eyeglasses is not allowed in visa photos. For further details on photo requirements please visit: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/photos.html • For All Applicants: Please submit a notarized Police Certificate. • For All Applicants: Please return to the panel physician for a new medical examination and medical report and then submit the medical report. Please do not submit the chest X-ray • Please submit 1 complete set(s) of 2019 IRS Tax Transcripts and W-2s, from the joint sponsor. NOTICE FOR RETURNING TO THE CONSULATE: /回馆须知: WARNING: IF YOU FAIL TO TAKE THE ACTION REQUESTED WITHIN ONE YEAR FOLLOWING VISA DENIAL UNDER SECTION 221(g) OF THE IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT, SECTION 203(g) OF THE ACT REQUIRES THAT YOUR APPLICATION BE TERMINATED. IN ADDITION, APPLICANTS WHO WAIT MORE THAN A YEAR TO PURSUE THEIR CASE AFTER A 221(G) REFUSAL MUST REPAY THE IV APPLICATION FEE BEFORE PROCESSING OF THE APPLICATION MAY RESUME. 警告:如果你是根据移民国籍法221条(g)项被拒签,在拒签之日起一年之内没有按要求办理,根据203条(g)项,你的移民申请将会被终止。另外,在被拒签超过一年后才打算继续办理申请的签证申请人,必须重新缴纳移民申请费。
  23. Hi, Due to Covid19, it's really difficult to get police clearance certificate (PCC) in India; my NVC application just pending because I can't get the PCC, is it ok if I submit the civil documents without PCC and submit the PCC at the time of interview? Kindly help. Thanks!
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