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  1. So here's a weird question that my fiance and I are not even sure where to begin answering. He has a full, red beard. He works at a hospital and they are about to switch his ward over to a 'red zone' for Covid-19 patients. He was told that he would have to shave off his beard and has no problem with that what so ever, it's so his mask will seal properly as he will be working in direct contact with corona patients. Our question is this: when we originally took the pictures for his medical (4) and embassy requirement (2) he has that full beard. Our NOA2 is in tansit to the embassy and god willing that will open up interviews again in the next few months, however that won't be enough time for him to grow his beard back out. Do we re-take the photos for the embassy (the medical already has the bushy ones) or do we just explain at the time of interview the circumstances? He looks quite different with and without a beard. any advice or suggestions would be appreciated. Stay safe out there!
  2. 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!
  3. 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?
  4. Hello all! I'm writing to see if I can get some insight on the NOA2 extension matter. Should I send a general email to the Embassy and see what needs to sent in order for them to extend our NOA2 or should I just email the Embassy requesting an extension. Also, does it need to be notarized? If so does the petitioner need to get notarized or the beneficiary
  5. I understand that the Embassy is closed for routine visa processing, but does anyone know if that includes the visas that where approved for expedite? since it is considered a emergency.
  6. 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!
  7. In case you did not get an update, But beginning Sunday, March 15th until further notice, The American Cultural Center in Algiers at the United States Embassy will be closed to visitors. Keep an eye out for any updates. If any has an interview soon I highly recommend reaching out to the Embassy in terms of your interview. Refer to the image below!
  8. Hello everyone, I am writing about my issue hoping if someone who has gone through the same issue could help me understand this. I had my interview on 25th feb at Mumbai India US consulate for CR1 visa and was approved the same day the ceac status was updated to 'issued' and the passport was dispatched but for some reason it was recalled on the same day it was dispatched by the consulate and my passport status was changed as 'return to the post' while the visa still remained issued last updated 28th Feb. I had tried contacting the support center but always received same answer your visa is issued it's in final processing. Both on call and in the email replies. Today as I am writing it's been more than 12 day post interview but still haven't received my passport getting worried
  9. Hey everyone! I started this thread to help everyone from Argentina who have their NVC case number or are about to have it. Sorry if there are some writing mistakes, english is my second lenguage. FIRST if you have your case number, you can track it through the CEAC website https://ceac.state.gov/CEACStatTracker/Status.aspx (chose the Inmigrant Visa option and the put your BNS number). When it is being transfer to the embassy, it will show 'IN TRANSIT' and when it arrives it will show 'READY'. In other cases, NVC emails you and let you know the case is in the way to the embassy. Remember NVC shipments are every other Tuesday. SECOND If you are waiting for your case number or waiting the READY status, you can start gathering the documents for Packet 3. You can see what is required in this link https://ar.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/K1-K3-Instructions-packet.pdf . You will have to send this packet to the embassy before the interview. Below I'll point out what you can start doing. (everything is copies, not originals) Visa Photos. 5x5 with white background Birth Certificate AKA Acta de Nacimiento. It is a faithful copy of the books where the birth is registered. It should have the City's Registro Civil Stamp where the person was born, and Copia Fiel Stamp and one more that says it follow the country law (this one changes according the province). If you don't have it, you can order it online (http://portaldetramites.cba.gov.ar/v/552 this is for Cordoba for example) or go to the Registro Civil of the town you or your fiance were born and request it. Divorce Decree, I don't hae more information about it because neither me or my fiance were married before. If you have information on how to it should be, comment down bellow! Evidence of Support. You need to proof your fiance can financially support you. Ffor more information https://myimmigrationattorney.com/k1-visa/evidence-of-financial-support/ . You will need from your fiance or your co-sponsor the following docuements A. W2 for the last 3 years till present, it can be signed digitally. B. 1040 Forms or IRS transcripts for the last 3 years till present C. Employment paystubs, 6 months at least D. Job letter, verification of employment. E. Bank statements, at least 12 months F. Form I-134. make sure is signed on page 4 or 5. (if you have blanck spaces complete them with N/A) Police Certificate You must obtain the nationally produced “Certificado de Antecedentes Penales” issued by the “Registro Nacional de Reincidencia”, it must say “con excepción al artículo 51 del Código Penal”. You can google RNR nearer you, it doesn't have to be made in Bs As like the instructions sayed. The certificate expires, you have 90 days of validation. It doesn't have to be expired when you add it to the P3 or when you get to US, please be aware of this so you don't have to do it twice. If you are from another province follow the next points Go to www.dnrec.jus.gov.ar and tried to do it online. If you can perfect, you are all done. But if you can´t is because they don't have your fingerprints and you need to do what is next. In the same website click TRAMITES PARTICULARES, Certificado de Antecedentes Penales ----- INICIA TU TRÁMITE ------ TRAMITE PRESENCIAL In the page that opens chose Argentina---Province----City----- and then chose the one nearer you. Then you continue clicking in SIGUIENTE ----- then chose the option to pay $180 pesos to have it in 24 hs A new page will open where you will complete all your personal information. When you are done, print that form with a copy of your DNI because you will need it for the appointent To pay the fee you can chose to pay through RAPIPAGO or PAGOMISCUENTAS (save the receipt to take it to the appointment) You have to make an appointment to get it, if you are from Cordoba use CIUDADANO DIGITAL and TURNERO. I don´t know how it is in another provinces so if you know comment in this thread how you did it. Evidence of Relationship, you should gather more photos, message record or videocall record. They should be different than the ones you sent on the I-129F packet. IF YOU HAVE ALL OF THIS WHILE YOU ARE STILL WAITING FOR THE 'READY', WAIT AND KEEP READING THIRD Once you see ´READY' you can email the embassy (BuenosAires-IV@state.gov) saying that you know the case is ready and you want to know next steps to take. They can answer the next day or take a couple days. When they do, they can tell you to wait a little bit because they are getting ready for your case or they can email you the INSTRUCTIONS PACKET. The instructions packet is what is mentioned SECOND paragraph with a couple more things like filling DS-160 and information about the medical exam. When you receive the Instructions attached to the email, it means you can schedule your interview and medical exam. FOURTH You will fill the DS-160 through this website https://ceac.state.gov/GenNIV/Default.aspx . You will need some necessary information Your adress in the US National identification number: is your DNI number not your passport Application receipt number/ petition number: Is the one with EAC, WAC, LIN, SRC, NBC, MSC or IOE at the beggining, not the one with BNS If you worked in the US, you will need your SSN number Adresses in Argentina are written the argentinian way (number at last) and the US with number at the beggining This were the more importants for me, comment down below if you have more recommendations Once you are done, you will receive through email your confirmation number, print two copies of it and save the number somewhere because you will need it FIFTH schedule your interview through this website https://ais.usvisa-info.com/ ----- inmigrant visa applicant ------ register ------- I have received a letter from the consular section with instructions to register or schedule a K visa appointment --------- sign up with your email Here you will need your BNS XXXX XXX XXX number, your DS-160 confirmation number and in which DHL you want the documents to be send. Next the website will give ou the payment option and you will chose the one you want (by credit/debit card the payment is instantly and by rapipago takes a at least two days to process the payment) After this you will see all the dates available. If there isn't any date available, email the embassy saying this and asking for next steps and they will let you know when the open more spots. Right now, May 1st the next dates availables are for mid June. So have that in your mind if you are thinking on booking flights or wedding plans. SIXTH Book your medical exam, the doctors information are in the Instructions Packet. If you are from another province, you can ask to be done nearer the interview date so you only have to travel once. The doctor will tell you what vaccines are obligatory (variccela, influenza, triple viral and triple bacteriana), she also will need your case number (BNS one) and she will inform you how much everything will be. Note: you can schedule your SEVENTH Send packet 3 to the embassy, you can drop it yourself to Ave Colombia 4300 Bs As or you can send it through DHL or Correo Argentino if you are from another province. Check everything they ask in the instructions packet is there (if you forget something, you can present it the day of the interview so don't worry. You may not have the medical exam results but you can write a lettere saying you have scheduled the interview nearer the interview date and that will work). Save all the originals for the interview (RNR, Birth certificate, Divorce decree). Send an email to the embassy asking if they can let you know when they receive the packet, so you don't have to worry if they have it or not EIGHTH medical exam, I'll write down below my experience so you now what to expect but it can change if you do it with the other doctor. I did it with Dr Grillo. I went to the Trinidad de Palermo hospital (Sinclair street).You go to the secretary desk at the first floor and announce yourself. They will check you in then make you go to another desk near by to pay for the blood test and x-ray $550 pesos. After that you wait until the doctor calls you. Once you are in the room with her, she will ask you for the passport photos, case number and your passport. She will give you the prescription for every test you have to take and you will pay her fee there $2000 pesos You do all tests in the same hospital but the one that is around the corner (Cerviño street). Level -1. you do the line in laboratory and the secretary will tell you to go to another desk to pay the fee for the Tuberculosis test that is USD 175. Once you are back with the receipt, the secretary will give you a container to collect your urine. Next, you go to a waiting room and without so much waiting a nurse will call you to take out the blood. After that you go to the x-ray desk (is all in the same floor and is easy to know where everything is because there are signs everywhere) and you will wait until they call your name. Come back to the another building (Sinclair street) level 1, and if you have some vaccine missing you have to go to ‘vacunatorio’ that is on the right. You will pay whatever cost is for the vaccine you are missing and you will wait they call your name. The nurses will give the shots and then you are done. I waited outside Dr Grillo office and after 20 minutes she called me. She completed some information in the computer and then she took my blood pressure, listen my heart, measured my height and weight and tested my visual. After that she told to come back at 4pm for the results. I went again at 4. The medical was approved. She gave me the closed envelope I have to take with me to the embassy. Total time spent: 2hours in the morning and then picking the results 15minutes Total cost: $10250 + vaccine cost NINETH embassy interview. You don't have to do the tourist visa line, go to a window and say you are there for K1 visa. They will give you a green folder where you put all the originals (birth certificate, divorce decree, medical exam closed envelope, passport photos, more evidence of relationship if you want to add more, confirmation page). Do not make a copy of everything you sent on P3 because is a waste of money, paper and time. Just worry about the originals and what you missed in P3. Once in, they will call you do deliver the green folder THAT IS NOT THE INTERVIEW. The next time they call you it will be for the interview. They will make swear everything you presented and what you will say is the truth. The questions can be: - how we met? - when and where we met? - what I was doing in US when we met? - when I came back from US the last time? - what he does for living? - what would I do for living? - where I will live? - how and when we got engaged? - when we will get marry? The consul can be empathetic and nice, or it can be really serious. The interview can be in english or spanish and you can request it to be in one lenguage or the other. The interview can be 5-20 minutes long and you can be at the embassy for an hour or more, it depends on how long they make you wait. TENTH you can check also the status of yout visa here https://ceac.state.gov/CEACStatTracker/Status.aspx noninmigrante visa -- buenos aires argentina -- the confirmation number of the DS-160. In there you will see if it is under Administrative Process or when it is Issued. After it is Issued, the embassy will send you an email with the tracking number. You will pick up you packet in a DHL office when is delivered. I hope this post and thread helps, I did my best to gathered everything I went through. if you have doubts or question don't hesitate on posting, we are a big community and we have to help eachother to be as soon as possible with our 'media naranja' Cheers!
  10. anyone here doing consular processing thru the London embassy or requested expedite at NVC level? we've been waiting so long to hear back from the NVC as to whether or not the London Embassy will grant the expedite.
  11. Dear god I hope someone can respond to me I am so worried. I have my embassy interview on Friday my medical was last Monday, now even though there was a history of depression in my care summary, I said it was never serious depression and never no thoughts on harming myself. I didn't think it was necessary to disclose this as I've been fine for over three year now, big mistake because they asked for a GP report which has to include the fact I had suicidal thoughts at the time of the depression even though it was never acted on and no other history of harming myself or others, my GP will be shining a good light on my mental health state now but I'm worried the medical team will think I deliberately lied to them, can anybody give me any reassurance as to what they think will happen based on your experience, If I will get a chance to explain at the embassy should they ask me? Don't think the GP report will be done in time for my interview though so I may not get that chance, do you think this is reasons for denial on a k1 visa?
  12. Hey if you are in AP and got your visa let me know. I am in AP and was given 221g with no other requirements. I am disheartened so any positive story will be appreciated.
  13. My husband had his visa interview in Barbados on January 15. On the checklist it says we need 2018 taxes or IRS transcripts. 2018 tax was the first thing available so I put that in the package for them to review at the interview. At the end they now said I need IRS transcripts. I felt frustrated because it said either or on the checklist. Nonetheless, I sent over my IRS transcripts the very next day and their response was: "The next step is that the consular officer will review the entire case and make a determination. We will communicate with the applicant once we have further instructions. We cannot say whether or not the visa will be ready within your time frame. Considering that the embassy will be closed Monday and Tuesday, processing will be delayed. Then there is the factor of getting the passport to us and getting it back to the applicant". I don't Understand why the entire case needs to be reviewed if that's the point of the interview and if we was only missing one paper why is it taking over a month to reviewed. I honestly didn't think I would be waiting so long after the interview.. I was so excited to get the interview date because I told my self the end is finally near. I also email again on January 30th and their response was "Once the consular officer reviews the case, we will provide an update". I don't know what to do at this point, and waiting is just so frustrating.
  14. HelloAll, My NOA2 is dated 4/26/2019. I have been in AP since following our interview on September 8th. Issued a 221g and sent the documents and they received it on November 5, 2019. I'm getting nervous here as I know the Embassy can extend my NOA2 for up to 1 year. So lets say my AP extends beyond 4/26/2020, does that disqualify us and our petition gets sent back to USCIS? If THATS the case what happens? We start it all from scratch? Cc @Shrouq615
  15. Hey everyone, Okay so I have some questions regarding the Affidavit of Support (I-134) and joint sponsors If the petitioner dosent fully meet income requirements (student), do we complete an I-134 form for BOTH the petitioner and a joint sponsor? If a joint sponsor is used (a parent for example), can the joint sponsor (parent) include the spouses (other parent) income as well as assets or something...idk if that makes sense? if so...how? What documents am I required to bring to the interview regarding financial stuff (I-134, tax returns, etc). When the embassy received my petition, I got an email saying they need me to bring the I-134 as well with last years tax returns...is it safe to assume that this is all I need or is there anything else I can bring to prove I won't be a public charge? If so, what? From my understanding, not all embassies accept joint sponsors. How do I find out if my embassy accepts them (I think they do but I just want to make sure)? Cheers, Dan
  16. Hey guys, I have a very important question regarding the DS-160 application but before that, a little background: We applied for K1 fiancee visa this past summer and got our acceptance and all. I have a dual citizenship (Romanian and Canadian), and when applying for the K1 visa, I applied as a Canadian. As I mentioned before, we were accepted and now we are at the embassy phase. While filling out the DS-160, I encountered an error and I don't know how to fix it... at the end of the first section titled "personal information 1" it asks for my place of birth which is Romania. the next section, "personal information 2," asks for country/region of origin (nationality)...do I put CANADA here or ROMANIA? the problem is this -- I'm thinking that since I applied as a Canadian, I put Canada for that part...however, the question after asks if I hold/have held any other nationality besides the Canada one which I would assumed to put "yes" since I am also Romanian. to add to this, the question after that asks if I am a permanent resident of any other country which in my case would be yes since I am also Romanian When I do that and continue, I get an error (look at attachments)...whats the problem here? It says it has already been entered!! Could it be that since I put my birthplace (Romania) it automatically knows I'm a Romanian resident and national alongside Canada? I don't know if this whole explanation makes sense, but maybe the photos attached will clear things up! Cheers, Dan
  17. Hello VJ, Anyone out there with experience at the US Embassy in Rangoon, Burma? I've been searching but it seems there aren't many posters on here for that country and very few reviews of that embassy. I've filed I-129f for my Burmese fiancé, NOA2 was received September 23, 2016 and so now we are trying to prepare for K-1 interview. I would love if anyone could tell me their experience with scheduling the interview, any tips or things to look out for, etc. Thanks in advance for any insight
  18. Today my husband (the beneficiary) and I (the petitioner) had our visa interview at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, and it didn't go according to plan. We didn't get the visa and we were told that we didn't have enough proof of my domicile in the U.S. and proof that I would definitely be returning there after we get the visa. This is because we have moved to Korea (my husband is from Russia) so we could be together. I got a job as an English teacher here, so we could live together here, but apparently we didn't have enough proof of my domicile. Please help me figure out what kind of proof I could get that would be efficient. I can't get proof that I will have a job when I get back to the U.S. I am only 22 and that would be impossible for me to arrange while I'm in Korea. The same with getting a lease on an apartment or something. What I have compiled so far is this: -Driver's license -proof that I am still under my father's health insurance -proof that I am still under my family's phone plan -a page on my voting registration -my bank accounts (this was already included beforehand) -my contract ending date -letter saying that I'm not going to prolong my contract in Korea after it ends -letter from my parents saying that we can live with them until we find a place to live That's all I got so far. Please tell me if there is anything else I may have that I should include or if you think this will be efficient.
  19. So, after months and months of anxiously waiting, our paper work has been approved by the NVC. I got the email while visiting my husband in Barbados.. We were both very excited to open the email, just to find out that we will STILL be waiting. Anyone on here will be or already interview at the Barbados embassy. How long was your wait till you got an interview date. Me and my husband started the paper work October 2018, I know we are near the finish line but it doesn't feel like it! Best wished to all.
  20. I'm married to a USC and we filed for AOS in August 2017 and are still waiting for the interview to be scheduled. I was approved for EAD/Travel in November and had to travel earlier this year to visit family for an emergency and ended up staying for a few months. Long story short, the day of my flight I realized I didn't have my combo card (advance parole) and was unable to board the flight. The US Embassy said they could not issue a transportation letter since I am not a Lawful Permanent Resident and the USCIS field office told my husband they could not issue an emergency parole document without me being present. Has anyone been in a similar situation? Please advise, as AOS is kind of a grey area the embassy won't touch the case. I have a picture of the card and my approval notices for travel and employment but they seem to be of no use. PLEASE HELP.
  21. I am marrying my fiance in his home country of the Dominican Republic soon. We will be doing the CR1 visa. He does not come from much money but has a solid work history and technical training title/studied english/graduated high school/is a caregiver. I am in law school and will be using my dad as joint sponsor (who makes well above the necessary amount to sponsor). I am concerned that because I am not currently making money (since I am a full time student) that our application will be denied with the new state department's stricter guidelines. Does anyone have any advice or similar experiences?
  22. Hello everyone on VJ please I Need your Help!! i was at nvc stage and I Did an expedite request and it was approved by Senegal 🇸🇳 Dakar Embassy for medical Emergencies, and NVC send my files to the embassy and the embassy has received the files and CEAC shows (Ready)!! To schedule and interview, or wait for Embassy instruction email, and the embassy have receive my files since 02/28/18! do you know how long it takes the embassy to send the interview schedule, and I have email the 3 times but no response yet?? Thanks in advance
  23. My fiancé and I have applied for a K1 Visa and we are near the end finally! However, recently I have felt super discouraged because we cannot schedule an interview and was wondering if anyone has experienced this or has any advice? We have submitted everything, paid all fees, and the status of our visa is "READY for interview...please schedule an interview". However, every time I get on the website to schedule an interview for the past 2 weeks it just says " no appointments available". I refresh it very frequently and check often, and still nothing. When I emailed the embassy they said it was just a "first come first serve" type of thing. There is a time estimate of 6 days for nonimmigrant visa appointments, but no kind of time estimate for the k1 interview. I just don't know if I need to expect to wait a few weeks to a few months. It's so hard and stressful to not know any timelines or what to expect...I just feel in the dark. thank you for any help!
  24. Hi all, A few minutes ago, my fiancé got a call from the US Embassy in Bishkek. They just said to her to pick up her documents at around 3pm in her time and said nothing else. What does this mean, is it approved or not? It was in Administrative Processing since 12/2 in the NonImmigrant unit of the US Embassy and still is on that status today.
  25. Has anybody heard anything about the Baghdad embassy reopening? What the plans are?
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