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  1. Hi everyone, My case was completed at the NVC 03/16/18 (over 70 days ago) and I am waiting for an interview date to be assigned at the Montreal Embassy. My visa category is EB-2. Is anyone in a similar situation (EB-2, Montreal) who can share their experience/wait time? This is taking much longer than anticipated. Thanks a lot!
  2. Hi everyone, I just received a DQ from NVC and am currently waiting on my interview date. I went ahead and scheduled my medical check with Dr. Raphaël Nardone in Brussels (the earliest date was Aug 9th which I think is absurd as it is probably going to get very close to the interview date). If I'm correct, the information on the doctors on Visajourney is a bit outdated. The embassy website only qualifies four doctors for medical checks: two in Brussels and two in Luxembourg (Antwerp has been removed recently). That is why I am also confused about additional vaccine shots: I thought I was going to get them all during the check-up, but the email I received from Dr. Nardone says "your vaccination must be in order; please refer to the information given by the embassy of the country concerned." This is quite annoying because I know I need to get the Varicella shot, but thought I would get it here. So, what did you guys do? Where and how did you get any additional shots? Thanks in advance.
  3. Hi Friends, So my fiance was given a white 221g with administrative processing marked on it. His passport was also kept. I emailed the Islamabad embassy asking them why he wasnt issued a visa. I got a reply back from them today. This is the reply:Dear Sir/Madam, Our records indicate that this case is in its final review. Please feel free to check back with our office after four weeks. So guys should i consider this a good sign? They didnt write the usual its in AP so just wait for it response. Plz give any feedback you guys might have!
  4. Hello everyone . My husbnd and I are planning to live in his home country while we wait for his cr1 visa process ( we didn't apply yet ) We already are married thru utah state zoom marriage . I wanna go back with him to america when he gets his visa . i just wanna be with him rn. Is me living outside the us with him is gonna affect the process in anyway ? Did anybody went thru similar situation ? What should we take under consideration if we gonna do that ? Any advice ?
  5. Hello everyone!!!! I'm sure this is good news for those who are wondering when they are going to get their interview appointment letter from the NVC. I want to share our experience after we were DQ'd at the NVC. Here are the dates: DQ on March 14 2022. Interview appointment letter: March 21 2022. Interview date: April 11 2022 (Rio de Janeiro) I think it is important and relevant to share when good things happen! I would love to see someone posting this information, because give us an idea of how long it is taking to get an interview scheduled at Embassies abroad. Since they don't share this information. Miracles happen!!!! We are extremely happy!!!! Good luck to all of you! God bless!
  6. Hi guys, would really appreciate your help on these two questions: 1) For those who have recently been DQ, how long is it currently taking for the US Embassy in Hong Kong to schedule interviews? (If I check the timelines and forums back in 2021, it feels like a 2-3 month timeline is safe to assume) 2) And what is the usual interval between the appointment letter and the actual interview? (3-4 weeks from what I see) I'm leaving Hong Kong for a few months and since flying back to Hong Kong has become complicated because of the changing quarantine measures, I'd want to time it as precise as I can right after I get DQ. Thanks so much!! Any help will be super appreciated
  7. Due to the war in Ukraine, I was able to help my fiancé escape to Mexico while we were waiting for her embassy appointment. We have been in Mexico for almost two monthsk and have to leave after six months. i got notice from USCIS that her petition was approved, but the original embassy was in Kyiv. We want to switch to Mexico because it is not possible to return to Ukraine. I have tried contacting NVC, but the phone number is just a recording that doesn’t accept calls. There is a web form to contact them, but they say it takes at least two months for them to respond. How can I talk yo someone to change the embassy? Also, she left in a hurry and was not able to obtain a police report (the offices were closed due to war). Her birth certificate was at her parents house in a city that is currently under Russian control, so she can’t get that either. Will she be able to get approved without these documents? I read somewhere that she needs an official government document stating why these documents are not available, but it is not possible to get any official documents from Ukraine at this time. Can anyone help?
  8. Hello everyone, I would like your help especially from Haiti members who did/are going through k1 process! I was able to track my case via DHL and saw it arrived in Haiti on 9/29 from NVC. On 10/6 the CEAC status changed to ready, meaning the embassy officially received it I assume. My question is when will I receive packet 3? Both fiancé and I haven't been contacted and I emailed the Haiti embassy and received no response. How long do you think the wait time should be? I've already filled out the ds-160, made an account on the ustraveldocs site and he just has to pay the fee at sogexpress and get his police record... Waiting for packet 3 so we can do the medical. Any hell would be appreciated thank you!!!
  9. Hello all again (lol), I have more questions. First, I would like to know once your case is sent from NVC to the Embassy and once you have the interview with the embassy, the embassy is responsible for documentation correct? We got documentation stating we need to upload to ceac, but also it was said to e-mail the final document to this e-mail TokyoNIV@state.gov. E-mailing makes more sense to me since it seems the NVC part of the process is done. Second, my wife received an e-mail form the embassy with the below: [X] Affidavit of Support, I-864 for another Joint Sponsor ( This has already been submitted and paid hence why it is at the embassy now) [X] IRS Federal tax transcripts or return for the another joint sponsor 2020 or 2021 [X] IRS W-2 for the another joint sponsor 2020 or 2021 of tax year (2020 was given and in my current NVC file along with 2019 that was given at the interview) [X] Proof of U.S. Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Resident (copy of ppt bio page or green card) for the another joint sponsor (I have this for my affidavit, but wasn't requested after the interview)
  10. Hi everyone, I'm sorry if this question has been answered but I did a search on Visajourney and couldn't find a thread regarding this topic. I'd appreciate guidance from anyone who may have knowledge on this. I filed a DS-260 for my mom, and it was conditionally approved in May 2021. Next step was to wait for the US Embassy in India (possibly the one in Mumbai) to schedule an appointment for interview, but that has understandably been delayed due to COVID. That being said, I can't find any information anywhere online whether the embassies have started scheduling appointments for the visa interview, what the wait times are, what dates they are currently processing, etc. It's been such a long time waiting for the interview to be scheduled, especially when there is zero guidance from the embassy when services will restart. Plus, it's been 2 years of COVID, most things are opening back up and things getting back to normal, the fact the embassy still isn't opening up their interview services (that I know of), it's very frustrating. So if anyone knows of any information regarding this, please let me know. Thank you!
  11. Hello! I have been approved for expedited processing for my k1 fiance visa for my Ukrainian fiance on March 8th(still waiting for decision) and am looking towards the NVC process and later. I have been reading the the designated embassy abroad is Frankfurt, but the wait times just for the medical exam have ballooned to over 2 months. I am desperately looking for an alternative embassy in the Schengen Zone which i could forward our application to with a smaller wait time. I am currently in Poland with her and have a limited time i can stay without a visa. Thank you!
  12. How long does it take lately between getting an NOA2 and getting an interview date in Mexico City? I'm anticipating getting my NOA2 sometime later this month or in February (I filed in April 2021), and I really want to know how long it takes until you receive an interview at the Mexico City embassy. On Mexico k1 pages I'm in, I see some people only took 2 months to get theirs, but some people took 8 months to get theirs. Is their an average time it has been taking lately? Thanks!
  13. Just looking for a bit of an idea from other who may have similar situations.. I had an approved K1 with Montreal and was denied at the embassy and filed a I-212 waiver. Recently, the waiver has been approved and forwarded to the Embassy to readjust the K1. The embassy had only requested my passport since all my documents from k1 were still valid and up to date. I am in Administrative processing, which I did expect but I do not know for how long. I know no one does and can predict but has any one had experience with the Montreal consulate. My case as the k1 did update with different status' and change from immigrant to non-immigrant as well.
  14. Visa Interviews (CR1)!!! Hello everyone! I’m gonna make this quick and short. So I’m wondering how much time are the visa interviews take these days or at least to my specific country which is Jordan 🇯🇴. I’ve been waiting for almost a year to get my case approved but we forgot to send a simple document so we got an “RFE” message and everything seems good so far but my main question here after getting (approved), how much time am I facing to get my interview scheduled? I’ve heard that it could take up to a year but I hope that’s not the case. Maybe every country is different? I just wanna get some answers based on experience or trusted source! Thanks 🙏🏻
  15. I don’t know where it’s written or if it’s even written, but pertaining to a WoM (Writ of Mandamus), what do you all think a federal judge considers to be an UNREASONABLE length of administrative processing when considering the WoM?
  16. Hi Everyone, Our case has been with NVC since July 2021, they only checked the documents after 4 months and requested for a new document but no response yet, been 2 and half months. We are thinking to expedite our request as my husband has been diagnosed with clinical depression recently and he is diabetes type 1 and he lives all by himself, because of the treatment he can barely take care of himself affecting his overall condition which in turn is aggravating the diabetic condition leading to very low sugar levels and unbelievably high levels which is life threatening. Would NVC consider it for expedition? Thanks in advance.
  17. Creating this thread for those who got DQ'd recently and are waiting for an interview letter at the US Embassy in Tirana.
  18. Hello VJ members, I have been asked to change my address on DS-260 after already getting approved for my spouse's petition. How do I do that since DS-260 is locked on NVC portal. My spouse did get her visa but embassy mentioned that it must be done prior to her landing there. Could anyone advise how to update address after visa has already been approved and will it impact my wife's arrival at the port of entry?
  19. Hello, I'm petitioning my husband who is from Guatemala but lives in the U.S and we finally received an interview appointment at the Embassy in Guatemala. I'm getting all of our paperwork ready but went through a checklist and it lists form I-864. We have already submitted the form to NVC but I don't have a copy of the form, so I'm wondering if we are still required to bring a copy of the submitted form to the appointment or if they would have it on file since we've already submitted it? Thank you!! 😊 (Also, does anyone happen to know how to retrieve it from the NVC website that it was submitted to, or if there's a way to receive a copy of the already submitted forms that they have on our file?)
  20. Read more here: https://www.reuters.com/world/us/moscow-decries-us-move-call-russians-homeless-visa-purposes-2021-10-24/ Also a good video on the same topic. Sorry guys, only in Russian. But I thought this video at least shed some more insight on what is actually going on with the new "homeless" nationality designation.
  21. I just did my cr1 visa interview today in Beirut lebanon and it went well the officer said that my visa is approved but then he remembered that there is one last thing to do before giving me the visa which is to process the DS-5535 which is a background check now i have heard that some people who were given this form waited for months on end and some heard 2 weeks later did anyone get this form and how long till you heard back from the embassy
  22. Hello Everyone, I just checked https://ceac.state.gov/CEACStatTracker/Status.aspx?eQs=WwjqOlbeRYzCYubaSQI+RA== for my wife's application and it says visa has been issued. I just put her Case number and visa category as Kathmandu, Nepal as Embassy. Does anyone know how long does Embassy takes after visa has been issued to send it to bank for pickup. We have a flight on November 7, so just wanted to check with people out here if that would be sufficient time.
  23. Hello Everyone, So my spouse had interview on October 18 in Kathmandu, Nepal. Her interview went pretty well but she got handed a form where it mentions petitioner's divorce certificate is required to approve the case and also needs to be uploaded at NVC portal. We went back home and uploaded divorce certificate at NVC. When I checked today, I see the document has been accepted. I also submitted certified divorce copy to Embassy with Passport [In Nepal, You have to submit to bank and then they send it to Embassy]. Could anyone tell how long normally it takes for embassy to review that document and put stamp at the passport? Since it shows divorce certificate 'Accepted' at the NVC website, does that mean Embassy approved it?
  24. i went to my cr1 visa interview in sep 13 2021 and i got my approval but the officer gave me a 221g to fill the DS 5535 form, told me they want to process this form before giving me the visa, so did anyone here get the same form and how long did you have to wait till being issued a visa, my ceac case status says refused and case last updated in 17 sep
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