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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. Anyone here got remedical email F4 category in islamabad. After how long u received visa after submission of medical?
  3. Greetings, My name is Christian, the sponsor, and myself and my fiancée are both residents in Portugal at the moment, and have our NOA2, waiting for the NVC to have our case in the Consulate (Paris). Since we are both not from Portugal, and are outcourced to the Paris embassay, we are really wanting to make sure things go smooth....since we need to get documents from Brazil...and go then to France. COVID times make these all the more fun as everyone knows!! I apologize if this is answered somewhere else, I swear I have been looking! haha Questions: 1. How long must the birth-certificate be valid for? (For example, my fiancee has her official birth certificate from September of 2020, would this work...or is another needed?) 1.2 I looked here https://www.visajourney.com/consulates/index.php?ctry=France&cty=Paris...but it only says the French one needs to be within 3-months 1.3: When it says ALL applicants birth certificates, it only means hers...they wouldn't need mine also, correct? 2. Does the I-134 have a valid-period? For example, I am going to need to ask my father for support, and would like for him the already have the document completed, before we are aware of the date of the interview. 3. I keep seeing things about translation...and languages valid at the embassy..I have seen that all things must be in French and/or English...but have also seen that it can be in Portuguese, French, or English. I don't think this will be too much of a problem...but just wondering if anyone knows? I sincerely appreciate the help! -Christian
  4. 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!
  5. Hi I am just wondering about the timeline at the US embassy in Islamabad and what are their timeline for interview. Our documents were qualified in October 2020. Anyone else waiting..? Have any of you tried an expedite for an interview? What was your experience? And the reason for it?
  6. I have to re-submit the i-864 because I didn't realise I needed to provide the original not a copy. I have the original now and the instructions state: "sign in to your account at https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-gb click on the link 'print instructions' and then 'View Courier-in Receipt' at the bottom of the page and print the Courier-In Authorization Certificate." The problem is that second courier link is not there?! And I can't for the life of me find any relevant contanct details to get this sorted, can anyone help? I'm doing DCF London Embassy IR1 Spouse VISA. Cheers
  7. Hi, I have gained my Lawful Permanent Resident status in the US on April 2019, last year, on that time I was serving in the army under mandatory law for military service in my home country. I have been serving since November 2017 and until July 2020. I have already had flight tickets in my hands into the US that were planned for April 2020- so I shall not remain outside of the US for a period longer than 1 year. Unfortunately, Covid-19 pandemic has shown up and I could not have come to the US on times because the airline has cancelled my tickets. because of that, I have exceeded 1 year outside of US borders and now I need to apply for SB-1 Returning Resident visa in order to come back to the US. this upcoming process is exhausting and complicated in order to issue me a new immigrant visa and may hurt my naturalisation process. my green card was only issued last year and is valid until 2029, my question is if would you recommend for me to just take a flight now into the US and deal with the immigration officer at the port of entry or start this visa process with the embassy in my home country?
  8. Hi everyone, I'm brand new to this site so apologies if I'm in the wrong forum. I'm an American citizen (29, F) currently visiting my boyfriend in Turkey (he is a Turkish citizen). I will be returning home next month, and we are hoping to obtain a tourist visa so he can visit me in California as soon as possible. Does anyone have any information about how long this process may take, whether he will be able to schedule an interview any time soon, or any other tips? I've been told he shouldn't mention that he has an American girlfriend (lest we have to apply for a K1 visa instead - which we aren't yet ready to do), but it seems it would be difficult to provide them the necessary information to obtain a tourist visa without lying about that fact, which doesn't seem particularly wise. He spent a year in the US previously during college for educational purposes, and did not overstay his visa, so I figure that could give us an advantage in applying for a tourist visa? He has travelled abroad to other countries as well and never overstayed his visas there either. His entire family lives in Turkey, they are well-off and he has a good job + financial ties to his country, so I doubt he would have difficulty with that aspect of the visa; However, my biggest concerns are delays related to Covid and whether the embassies in Istanbul or Ankara are currently scheduling interviews in any sort of timely manner. We plan to move forward with the application, but when we have called the embassy the recorded message still says routine visa services are suspended.. Any help or advice is very much appreciated!
  9. I am absolutely heartbroken and gutted. I need some advice and help everyone. I have been watching visa journey for a long time and trusted everyone here and am thankful for the help but I have just lost big time. let me explain. I learned so much here that I felt I didn’t need a lawyer to help me through this process. I filed a I-129f petition for my fiancé on august 2020 and supplied ironclad evidence for it and fulfilled all the requirements. I included pictures from our time together in the last 2 years as well as family photos and everything else. However, the problem was my fiancé was 16 at the time I filed it. I did this because I knew with all the delays she would be 18 by the time she gets her visa. I filed from California to the California service center and waited very patiently for 7 months and got a RFE on March 16th 2021. Here is the RFE: “LEGALLY ABLE TO MARRY The evidence shows that your beneficiary was approximately 16 at the time of filing the petition. Generally, a person must be at least 18 years old to marry. Therefore, please submit evidence of the marriage requirements of the state in which you and the beneficiary plan to wed. Also, submit evidence that you and the beneficiary are able to comply with the states marriage requirements” when I saw this I searched everywhere on visajourney and found great advice so I compiled an amazing response with the evidences as follows. I stated the state we plan to marry was the STATE OF HAWAII. I did this because I needed a state where it was easy to get married at the age of 16 and California also allows it but the process would involve getting a court order and seemed very difficult. So I printed the marriage requirements of the state of Hawaii and put that in my response and Hawaii allows marriage at the age of 16 with parental consent, requires a birth certificate, and a drivers license of those over 18. I attached a notarized affidavit of consent signed by both parents and her birth certificate along with my drivers license. Everything was crystal clear and I confirmed with a marriage license agent these requirements and they said yes to all. However I just received a denial of form I-129f today I haven’t received the paper yet but it will be about this age discrepancy nonsense. they said in the RFE! That the state in which we plan to marry. So why would they deny if I provided that, a paralegal I called said they would probably want the evidence of marriage in California but I told her what the RFE said and that Americans are allowed to marry in whatever state they choose so she said you are absolutely correct about that. I need everyone’s advice. What should I do? This sounds like a big mistake on uscis, they sound have approved this petition. Also the problem is I don’t want to wait until she’s 18 to get married in Pakistan and then wait 2-3 years for her to come here maybe even longer since Covid is delaying everything. I can’t be without her that long. if I can get them to overturn this decision it would be the fastest way. Maybe appeal the decision, motion to reconsider? Or file a new I-129f petition? What do you guys think. And why the heck did this happen. Do I have a spot at a reconsider/ appeal. Please help. I’ll update the thread once I get the denial in the mail
  10. I am currently at NVC stage and recently filed an expedite request via NVC. My question is which agency is gonna review/approve the expedite request; is it NVC or my home country's embassy ? I am a little worried because my country's embassy has never for once approved an expedite request.
  11. Hello, all - something happened yesterday and it got my attention. For reference, I am a K1 beneficiary, and had sent in my notice of readiness to the Dublin Embassy on February 20th and got back an interview scheduled for April 14th, 2020. They shut the Embassy down mid March, and so my CEAC status came up as "no status" ever since... Until yesterday, 23rd of August. I checked, and it came up as "Ready". I will attach a screenshot of this. Curiously, another K1 applicant who's only a few days behind me on their visa journey and had their interview scheduled around the same time checked her CEAC status yesterday also and it changed from "no status" to "ready" too. Those that had their application at the NVC still said "at NVC". Maybe I'm getting my hopes up too much, but should I think anything of this? I wonder could they be starting to reschedule cancelled interviews at Dublin? If any other Irish VisaJourney members could check their CEAC status, that would be a huge help. Maybe its a positive sign!
  12. Hi guys. Did anyone get their interview letter this month in March for April interviews for IR1-CR1 category for Islamabad, PAKISTAN embassy? also, please complete this form if you’re from PAKISTAN EMBASSY US CITIZEN SPOUSE VISA CR1-IR1 CATEGORY ONLY 🇵🇰 ( DQ TIMELINE) https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdZCxsJckY5iuuWG-xQIkl5oTg3JDAPBTpfhQrCwtakF6swWw/viewform
  13. Hi, can someone please help us out? My brother’s visa class all of a sudden changed from IR2 to F11 after his case was forwarded to the US eMbassy in manila. we already reached out to both the embassy and nvc but did not get a concrete answer other than his visa class is still IR2 on both of their ends. We are wondering if we need to do anything else prior to his interview on the 8th next month. Just want to make sure this does not affect his visa approval. Thanks in advance for anyone who will help.
  14. I made a note to myself to be sure to come back here to Visa Journey to share with you all my experience with my filing of the writ of mandamus, whether the results would be good or bad, as I am hoping many of you, who were stuck like me, get the resolve you deserve. I noticed no one has documented enough about it so I'm happy to be the first. My Writ of Mandamus that my lawyer filed forced the Jordanian Embassy to make a decision on our case since being stuck in AP since September 2019. It was a SUCCESS. My fiancé picked up his Visa this morning. Before I get into the process, how long it took, who I hired, etc, I will breakdown my timeline first below. I'm asking the senior and regular active members here to try to refrain from continuously sharing FALSE information about WoM. In the past several weeks I have read numerous comments from many of the senior members on other WoM posts DISCOURAGING people to move forward yet admitting to not knowing much about it or how it works. First of all you are not lawyers. Try not discourage on a subject you don't know much about. That's what petitioners and beneficiaries should seek legal consultations for. No two WOM's are alike. Only a lawyer can tell you if you are a good candidate and hopefully, you will consult with a lawyer like mine who insisted he see the petition and hear our case before agreeing. So here is my timeline and what happened with my WOM: - Visa Category, K-1 - Fiance's consulate Interview was 9/8/2019 (I-129F petition filed 3/23/2018) - Agent at window advised we need to wait for a call that would "come in shortly" and returned passport - Numerous emails sent to the Embassy inquiring what they needed with no response - October 31, 2019 received an email from embassy asking for proof of relationship....we sent the same exact package they returned to us 10 minutes before his interview. Only thing we added were a few more photos - No updates or word from them until January 2020 where I saw several updates on CEAC, no communication. - February 2020 pandemic hit, no word. AP changed to REFUSED - Researched writ of mandamus just in case we didn't hear anything soon and in fear pandemic will drag our case - April 2020 located the best lawyer for me with long successful track record and paid for a 30 minutes consultation. After hearing my story and seeing my case, he accepted my case. - May 15th I started my case. - May 22nd my case was sent to the 8 agencies my lawyer was suing. They have 60 days to respond. - Those 8 agencies are: USCIS, DEPT OF STATE, DEPT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, US CONSULATE AMMAN JORDAN, SECRETARY OF THE DEPT OF DEPT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, THE DIRECTOR OF USCIS, SECRETARY OF STATE, CHARGE' D'affaires of the US CONSULATE AMMAN JORDAN. - June 29, my fiance receives a call from the US Embassy Amman asking him to update his Medical and send it in with his passport. We wait. - July 18, Passport is sent back to my fiance with a list of 10 questions (similar to DS-5535) and to email responses back and wait for a call. Paper states it can take 2-6 weeks. - July 18 also, US Attorney emails my lawyer and asks for a 60 day extension since its close to deadline. Judge also grants it. - July 23, I email the responses to the 10 questions to Embassy. - August 26, Embassy calls my fiance back to resend his passport again - September 2, my lawyer receives an email from the US Attorney advising him that the Visa has been issued and CEAC status changes an hour later to "ISSUED" - September 3, my fiance tracks the tracking number and sees Visa is already at Aramex and goes picks it up. It took a total of about 3 1/2 months from the time they were served to finish. Definitely worth it. I have read some members giving incorrect information that the WoM could cost around $15,000 and read other outrageous numbers. It does not. I checked numerous lawyers before hiring mine and have received quotes anywhere from $4000 to $8000. Definitely have not heard more. I paid for my consultation which was then applied towards my WoM. My lawyer charged me on the lower end than most. I hired Jim Hacking of The Hacking Law Firm. I would only recommend him. Please feel free to message me if you have any questions. Wishing you all love and happiness!
  15. Hello All. I got my ir1 visa application approved. the embassy contacted me to submit my passport. i cant make it to the embassy because i live in another country. i tried to get a visa to enter the country were i had my interview but i got rejected because covid restrictions. is it okay and legal to Mail my passport overseas for the embassy to finish the process even tho the embassy advised againt me mailing it ? Thanks
  16. Hello VJ members! As of December 2020, US embassy in Algeria have resumed limited processing of new immigrant visas, including K1/K2 fiancee visas, and are beginning with those cases scheduled and cancelled in March 2020. I'm asking and making this topic in hopes that someone here has heard back and has a date yet? I know they are probably backed up and have many cases but I'm curious if anyone here has a date yet. And if so, was your original date canceled or this will be your first interview date. Thanks!
  17. Hello all, my Fiance's visa is stuck in a wierd spot and I cannot find anyone to help or knows why, so I thought I'd ask the experts..... Last year in March of 2020 she had her interview scheduled along with her medical, so on a Tuesday she went and did her medical, then was asked if she would like to move up the date of her embassy interview due to the embassy needing to wrap up all the pending appointments before the covid shutdown, so she did the Embassy interview on the next day, Wednesday. It all went well, they took her passport saying they would get the medical results asap and get it issued and sent back. So 2 weeks goes by and she gets her passport back in the mail, with no visa, and a letter saying the embassy is shut down and to resubmit the passport for issuing visa at a later date. So we patiently waited till November 2020 and she got the letter finally saying to mail back the passport, and a few documents, nothing major, so we did that and have been waiting again now going on 3 months.... Now its today, Almost March of 2021. At this point she has contacted the embassy 3 times now, once every month, and while we get more info every time it still comes back to the same thing, the Embassy is waiting on receiving the medical evaluation from the Doctor. The status field was set to "Processing" but now has just been blank for quite some time. Every attempt to contact the hospital or doctor directly has also not worked, what makes it worse is that the embassy has been holding her passport so we cannot travel in the meantime. But my final question is that since it will have been almost 1 year since the medical exam, will she need to do another one anyways? Or will we still be stuck waiting for the previous one? (Her embassy is Moscow) Any information is very much appreciated, thank you!
  18. I've already had my interview. The only thing stopping my visa is my husband's income from previous years wasn't enough. The embassy said we can get a cosponsor but nobody we've asked will cosponsor me. He recently started a new job that will pay enough to meet the requirements. Will the embassy accept a letter from the HR department at his new job that shows he will meet the income requirements or are we out of luck without a cosponsor?
  19. Good day! Just want to ask if anyone here knows if the embassy will still issue a visa weeks before the medical expires? My friend's medical will be expiring on March 11 and until now her passport is still at the embassy. She had her interview on January 21 and CEAC status still says "Ready" and no updates have been made since Feb 2. She and her husband have been contacting the embassy thru email and phone numbers but they don't get any response. The interview went well, so what could be the possible reasons behind the delay? And will she still get a visa even if her medical is expiring soon? Thank you!!!
  20. Has this happened to anyone? Our case was expedited and is now at the US embassy in Ethiopia. Last week they sent us an e-mail with detailed instructions for medical exam and other required documents, but NO date. In the e-mail they said: "Please find the attached instruction for immigrant visa process. Once you have completed all the requirements listed, email us at AddisIV@state.gov so that we can schedule you for interview." Has this ever happened to anyone else? I thought usually you receive a date BEFORE the medical exam, because that's what the medical examiner would want to see. The attached letter isn't even addressing my husband's full name. Is this a mistake on the embassy, or a new policy? I was hoping to get the interview date so I could fly there to help him for the last stretch. I tried calling the embassy and they refused to be of any help, and just insisted that I e-mail them, which I already did 5 days ago. Sorry, a little frustrated now.
  21. Hi everyone. Hope you are all doing well. My husband had his interview on October 28th 2020. He had his interview in dhaka bangladesh embassy. His visa is approved and he recieved a green slip its says Congratulations on your immgrant visa. Kept his passport and told him to pick up when its ready. On 29th October we checked our ceac status . It showing issued and it also saying your visa has printed. Its been over 12 days we haven't receive any email or sms. To collect our passport. I have seen people who had interview on nov.1st ,2nd ,3rd already got their passport. After 3/4 days. My husband called the embassy coustomer service they couldn't help much. I have booked my husband ticket. I had to cancle once. Our case was expedited from NVC. I really worried now. Why its taking so long after visa being issued. I cant find any solution i really dont know what to do. Any expart help will be appreciated. Thank you.
  22. My partner and I are currently living in Mexico. I'm a US citizen (dual citizenship MX-USA) but have been living in Mexico for many years now. My partner is Mexican, with a stable job here, and I recently got hired for a new job in Washington where I will WFH until June. My question here is, given our current location status and having in mind that we do want to get married someday, would it be better to get married ASAP in Mexico and start the CR-1 process in the Embassy since we will both have our stable jobs here for a while? Or, would it be better to begin with the K-1 process in May-June when we arrive to Washington? Also, in any of these cases, would they be able to work when we arrive to the US?
  23. Hello, I am petitioning for my husband and my income is not sufficient. However, I have made my maternal cousin, my joint sponsor for AOS income purposes. I am thinking of providing a letter with documents that states that my joint sponsor-my cousin is going to support my husband. My husband and cousin have not met each other. Does anyone have a sample letter of this kind that states that my joint-sponsor will support us. (my joint sponsor and I live on separate address) can someone send me a sample letter which they can write? Thank you so much.
  24. Hello All, I am starting a job in the USA on January 11th. Currently, I’m in Colombia. I’d like to do my child's CRBA appointment and renew my expired passport before then (it expired because we weren’t able to travel and the embassy shut down because of COVID). Question 1: what are the steps for me to be the one present during the CRBA interview in lieu of my wife and child? (Paperwork, etc) We’re trying to avoid them traveling if possible because of the virus and I have to go to bogota for my passport anyways. Question 2: How long does it take to renew a passport completely? And is this possible for me considering I need to be in the states on the 11th of January 2021? Question 3: How long does it take to get an emergency passport from the Bogota embassy so that I can travel back to the states on time? I’m trying to choose the best option for me in order to make it to my job on time. I've emailed and called the embassy but keep getting very vague answers that don't help. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Walt
  25. Is NVC scheduling the date of interview at the Manila U.S. Embassy or is the Embassy scheduling or does the beneficiary try to schedule it with Embassy after NVC directs it? Just asking. Looking for real current experiences. Thanks.
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