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  1. Hi all, I'm a derivative for F4 based visa waiting for my interview in india. Here is the timeline of my case PD - jan 2005 Approval- Nov 2009 DS260 submittion - October 2019 DQ acknowledgement- November 2019( received NVC mail that the case will be sent to mumbai consulate for the interview) PD Becomes current on May 2020 CSPA age when PD becomes current - 20 Years 6 months So i was worried if im gonna lose my chance as a derivative if i age out. I submitted all the documents ( plus the fees) before my PD became current and my cspa age remained under 21 on the day visa became available to us. From what i found, the age gets locked if all these conditions are met. I want to know if im still eligible for the interview? Since the Trump's EO is valid till december 31, i know it will be a long wait..but i want to stay assured whether ill be eligible. Also what last batch of F4 interviews was mumbai consulate conducting? This shall give me an estimate how bad the backlog is. Hope to get some insights. Thanks a lot in advance!
  2. Hi all, I'm a derivative for F4 based visa waiting for my interview in india. Here is the timeline of my case PD - jan 2005 Approval- Nov 2009 DS260 submittion - October 2019 DQ acknowledgement- November 2019( received NVC mail that the case will be sent to mumbai consulate for the interview) PD Becomes current on May 2020 CSPA age when PD becomes current - 20 Years 6 months So i was worried if im gonna lose my chance as a derivative if i age out. I submitted all the documents ( plus the fees) before my PD became current and my cspa age remained under 21 on the day visa became available to us. From what i found, the age gets locked if all these conditions are met. I want to know if im still eligible for the interview? Since the Trump's EO is valid till december 31, i know it will be a long wait..but i want to stay assured whether ill be eligible. Also what last batch of F4 interviews was mumbai consulate conducting? This shall give me an estimate how bad the backlog is. Hope to get some insights. Thanks a lot in advance!
  3. Hey guys, Looking at the current October visa bulletin 2020 for F4 siblings Philippines, what is your prediction for someone who has a PD of May 2008? One sister (beneficiary) has a daughter that is now 13yrs old.. Do you think her daughter will have a shot? Petitioned March 2008 PD May 2008 Approved May 2010.
  4. Hello everyone, my case is under F4 category. My priority date is 5 May 2005. After submitting embassy fees and all the required documents, I got mail on 4 November 2019 that my file reached at NVC and now they will schedule my interview. It's been over 11 months still I haven't recieved any letter for my interview. What should I do now.. Please if anyone can guide me about this matter..I will be very thankful to you 🙌
  5. Hi there, I am applicant of F4 category. Recently I have been mailed by the NVC that they have reviewed my documents which is in the CEAC processing. CEAC has accepted all of the documents except for the documents that is I864A of household member of the petitioner. Previously they rejected the same documents as they said that the section 5a of that form wasn't dated. However, after resubmitting the document back in first week of June they reviewed the document and said the form is expired. We have now submitted the document immediately after filling up a newly. My question is, is that very common that forms like I864A gets expired, what is the validity period of I864A? Any type of suggestion / info will be appreciated. Thanks for reading
  6. Hi everybody, my case falls in the F4 category; my Form I-130 was filed on November 19, 2007 and it was approved on February 28, 2012 (meaning, it took 4 years, 3 months to approve my case; this is my pending time). Currently I’m 20 years old and I turn 21 July next year. As far as I know once I turn 21 I’m no longer elegible for a Green Card if our priority date ever becomes current after July 2021. However, the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) prevents what I’ve just mentioned above from happening using the following formula: Age at Time of Visa Availability - Pending Time = CSPA Age This means that I'll have to subtract the pending time minus my current age once my priority date becomes current. Essentially 4 years, 3 months will be subtracted to my age. (According to this calculations, I have until October 2025 before I age out) But I read that if I want to benefit from the CSPA I must fulfill the "Seek-to-acquire" requirement, and this is the part that I don't completely understand: "The USCIS implies that in order to benefit from CSPA as a family preference you must seek to acquire lawful permanent resident status within 1 year of a visa becoming available to you". What I understand out of that is, if I want to benefit from the CSPA I must fill one of the following forms within 1 year of the immigrant visa becoming available to my family and I: Form I-485 (while in the US) Form DS-260 (while outside the US) Form I-824 (while in the US) So I'll appreciate if someone can confirm if I'm right, and what form(s) do I have to fill if I want to benefit from the CSPA. Thank you all of you in advance.
  7. Dears, i have a question that my brother applied for F4 visa to me and our brothers in 2007. We waited long time and from a couple of days my brother contacted UCIS and they replied that our application got accepted in 2010. my brother (petitioner) was outside USA so he didn’t receive neither the welcoming letter nor an email from NVC. Is our application rejected ? And if it’s rejected can we make a complain ? Knowing that it has been 10 years since we got the acceptance from USCIS and now NVC is working on 2007 applications. Thanks in advance
  8. Hi Everyone, Hope everyone's staying safe. I had a question. My uncle had applied for my parents and brother under F4 visa category. They received NVC letter last month. However, when we checked my brother's name was missing in accompanying list. He is 28 now but unmarried and has been in the USA on student visa for past 5 years. He completed his Bachelors in NY and currently pursuing his MBA in NY. We're all extremely stressed out about his name being removed. Can anyone guide us as to what we can do in this situation and add his name so that he can attend consulate interview along with them. We heard from others that we can send letter to NVC so my question is who should be sending the letter? The petitioner or Principal Applicant or my brother? Does that work? Any help will be appreciated!! Thanks in Advance
  9. Hi Everyone, Hope everyone's staying safe. I had a question. My uncle had applied for my parents and brother under F4 visa category. They received NVC letter last month. However, when we checked my brother's name was missing in accompanying list. He is 28 now but unmarried and has been in the USA on student visa for past 5 years. He completed his Bachelors in NY and currently pursuing his MBA in NY. We're all extremely stressed out about his name being removed. Can anyone guide us as to what we can do in this situation and add his name so that he can attend consulate interview along with them. We heard from others that we can send letter to NVC so my question is who should be sending the letter? The petitioner or Principal Applicant or my brother? Does that work? Any help will be appreciated!! Thanks in Advance
  10. I am Kyla from the Philippines. I had my immigrant visa interview on the 19th of June this 2020. I was given a special interview schedule despite the embassy being closed to the public since the principal applicant (my mom) was already issued her visa last February and I will be turning 21 in August (CSPA Age is 19). The embassy kept my passport after my interview but gave me the refusal letter because the clinic has not updated my medical records since I had to undergo the sputum exam (this is the reason as to why I was not able to attend the interview with my family last February). However, they said they will approve my visa when my medical results get updated which is why they kept my passport. I would like to ask if they will be issuing my visa despite the executive order or will my family have to leave for the US this July (their visas expire on the 28th) and I'll be left here to wait until the suspension is over.
  11. Hi there, Visa category: F4 I have submitted all of my documents including affidavit of support, DS260 and civil documents to CEAC online on 25th February 2020. Its been more than 10 weeks of my first submission which is the Affidavit of support, but still there's NO SINGLE REVIEW from CEAC end so far. This is emotionally very frustrating and getting really stressful over the days. However, I've tried making an inquire through the NVC inquiry form but all I got in return is "THE DOCUMENTS YOU SUBMITTED ARE BEING REVIEWED" and this has happened twice. In regards to the situation described, what actions can I take other than waiting or if I can apply for expedite under the basis of emotional hardship? Any kinds of support and info will be appreciated. TIA
  12. I am in AP since 21 feb 2020. The message below the refuse status has changed on 1st june. Whats the difference. Am i refused now????
  13. Hello All, With the current visa bulletin for F4 (Philippines) how many more years I have to wait. DO you think 10-12 yrs? I have waited for 12 years already. Thanks. Filed March 2008 April May 2010.
  14. Hi all! I am a US citizen filing I-130 online for my sibling. I have questions regarding filing the form. 1. I am naturalized citizen, but I have lost my Certificate of Naturalization. The guide on VJ says I can provide my US passport, but on I-130 there is no such option. 2. I don't remember my A number. Is it important if I am a citizen now. Can I just skip this question? 3. My mother's last name is now different from that on my and my sister's birth certificate. In fact, she changed it twice. But there is no such question in I-130. So I just have to put in her current last name which differs from the name on birth certificates. It doesn't make sence. Do I need to provide her marriage and divorce certificates in "Additional Information"? Thank you!
  15. Hi all! I am a US citizen residing in Russia for several years now. I still have a driver’s license, credit cards, my husband has a home in the US. I want to file for my married sister (F4). I plan to return to the US with my sister. Am I eligible to file for a sibling visa F4 while residing abroad? Can my sister come to the US with a tourist visa and then as soon as she enters the country I could file I-130 as well as Adjustment of Status I-485? Can she then stay legally in the US and wait for her GC? Would it be quicker to file for my mother, then she would file for my sister once she becomes a US citizen? Do I indicate my Russian mailing address or the US one on I-130? Can my I-130 be declined because my physical address is abroad? Is the opnline application the quickest route? Thank you for your help!
  16. How many of the F4 applicants got this? And what was the processing time minimum and maximum?
  17. Hello guys i receive a Email at end of January 2020. There is no attachment. Just the email body as below.Is this CASE COMPLETE letter from NVC? Also, does NVC send any hard copy Postal mail for CASE COMPLETE letter? ————————————————— The National Visa Center (NVC) received all of the fees, forms, and documents that are required prior to attending an immigrant visa interview at a U.S. Embassy/Consulate General overseas. NVC will work with the U.S. Embassy/Consulate General in XXXXX, YYYY to schedule an interview appointment for you. Once we have confirmed an interview date, we will send a notice to you, your petitioner and attorney (if applicable). Please do NOT make any travel arrangements, sell property, or give up employment until you have received an immigrant visa from the U.S. Embassy/Consulate General. The U.S. Embassy/Consulate General may require additional documentation at the time of the interview. Please visit https://nvc.state.gov/interview for information about immigrant visa interviews. Regards, National Visa Center, U.S. Department of State https://nvc.state.gov/ask
  18. So I got this DS5535 after 2.5weeks in being on AP but now refused. I filled the answers and emailed them back because that was asked. Now my question is how do I know that they have recieved my email. Also i know the people who get these have to wait a year and so. But are there any one who got rid of this in a month or two??? Would love to know about thier cases. Visa category F4 Islamabad embassy.
  19. Hey we are having our interview in a week. What are the questions we are asked ? also i dont have sponsor original documents except the aos form Is that ok?
  20. Hi. My case is under process currently. We will submit the DS-260 in a day. My category is f4. My uncle who sponsored (petitioner) me and my family is currently sponsoring someone else also who's case is in under process. So in this consequence I want to add a new joint sponsor. I want my other uncle to be added as a joint sponsor. The thing is that he also sponsored one of my cousin but my cousin's case is completed now. Can my other uncle be a joint sponsor now? And what is the whole process of adding a new joint sponsor? Only I have to update on the CEAC portal and upload the I-864 form? Or is there anything else in this process?
  21. 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.
  22. So we had our interview two days before. Everything went well but then our joint sponsor was not related to us by blood. He was a family friend of my aunt. So the consular was not satisfied that why is he sponsoring you. So we were put in AP without any reason. Consular told us that there is nothing we have to do now and all we have to do is wait. He kept our passport. The next day our case was updates again but still in AP. What should I do. I am almost broken. I dont know what to do. We had plans and everything. Everything got shattered. Also I need to travel for work and they have our passports. Please help and let me know if there is someone with similar experience. Islamabad embassy F4 visa
  23. Greetings people, Here is my situation, My uncle made an application for my dad (his biological/real brother) and his family, the application was made back in 2003 (age as of 2003 - - Dad(primary applicant) 50, Wife(beneficiary) 49, Child (beneficiary) 11, priority date 2009. We received an interview call in October 2016 month of the interview was November 2016 (current age for child 24 (got included for an interview under as CSPA act). Interview - November 2016 We were issued 221g by the consulate office stating additional sponsor would be required to meet the poverty guideline and as my dad had a previous travel history to the US from 2005-2008 they required evidence if his travel/stay was approved by Homeland security / US Govt... In response, we submitted his parole visa invitation letter received in 2005 along with that we submitted work permit approval till December 2007 and NY state Driver license expiring December 2007. A strong 2nd joint-sponsorer was also submitted who makes USD $150,000+ annually. Actual scenario, Before his status in the US expires he made an attempt to renew it, because he was between states (NY and FL) in an attempt to settle.. he never received any correspondence from US Govt about a decision on his application, he made numerous attempts calling the NVC to find out what's happening with his application but was simply told to wait and he would receive a letter from them (this situation got stretched to about 6 months and in July/August he was informed on call by NVC that his application was rejected/refused and shall wait to receive a letter of decision on his application.. Still waited to receive a letter but nothing came in yet and finally he decided to come back to India (he came back to India in October 2008). Now after submitting the additional documents as asked by the NVC, we received a new letter(s) from them stating below... Now in response Consulate sent us a letter informing us that they are rejecting my dad's application due to his unlawful presence in the US for more than 1 year under section 212(a)(9)(b) (i)(II) and his ineligibility expires in October 2018. And other beneficiary applications (Wife and Child) are issued a letter stating your file is incomplete, therefore your visa application has been refused under section 221(g)... further, it says your case will remain under administrative processing while the principal applicant (dad) remains ineligible for his visa. we will contact you once the administrative processing is complete. please be advised that for the US visa purposes, including ESTA, this decision constitutes a denial of a visa. Now my question is what exactly is happening here? (A) Can my dad apply for a waiver is yes (what's the procedure?) (B) How did they calculated that he stayed for more than 1 year unlawfully? © what happens to beneficiary applicants any chances of them getting approved for the visa after October 2018? (D) In October 2018, the child will be around 27 years old will he still qualify for visa under CSPA act? (E) what's the quickest legal way to solve this situation? All responses and help to my query are greatly appreciated as i under deep stressed to have my family living together in the US... Regards,
  24. On 13-July-2018, we had our interview for F4 category. It was a bitter experience and we are very confused about it. It would be great if anyone clears our situation. Our interview was at 8 AM at Islamabad Embassy. Our priority date is 27/10/2004. We were 5 persons in total. My parents and their three children in which two were under CSPA with ages 23 and 26. We reached embassy and took tokens by 8:30 AM. First we went to a window in which the officer took our Interview letter, Pictures and took our finger prints. Then, after a while we went to another window where one officer collected our documents and it turned out that the birth certificate was not original. We protested a bit and then he said that if you wish me to put it with documents, I would but it would affect your case as you are under oath and this would be considered a lie. On hearing that, we asked him to give it back and then he told us that you could send it after wards. He was rude and asked us in a bitter way that whether we children are married or not. We told him that we are not. He also asked us what do we do and we answered him accordingly. This whole situation created an upset in my family and we got nervous as something terrible had happened. After a while we were asked to come to a window where there was a female visa officer with a male interpreter as we chose to give our interview in Urdu (native language). My uncle sponsored us but his income was well under poverty line so we had our cousin as joint sponsor as his income is on the higher side. First he interviewed my Father Q: Who was the petitioner? A: My little brother and (HIS NAME) Q: Where does he live? A: California (did not answer with the whole address) Q: From when is he living there? A: The answer was 2010 but my father answered it 2004 because my uncle shifted from NY to Rochester in 2004 so father confused it with. He corrected it after we cleared it to him. Q: How many children do you have and what do they do? A: Answered Properly but nervously Q: Have you all visited US before? (Question where it started to go wrong) A: Father told him that he had visited a couple of times in the fast. Q: You stayed for 6 months? A: Yes, i stayed for 6 months. Q: Did you over stay? A: Father said No. (and it was true) Q: You sure? A: Yes Q: Why did you stay for 6 months? A: I am a keen traveler and i visited my family (Answered nervously) Q: What did you do there? A: I like to travel, I traveled to many places with my friends and family. (The interpreter did not translate it to the VO) Q: But what did you do there? (asked again) A: Traveled alot and some other general statements. (interpreter did not seem to be satisfied so he did not translate it again and asked the same question again) Q: But what did you do? A: Some general statements but when he did not seem to be satisfied my father said that my brother had stores there and i sometimes used to go with them. The interpreter shrugged his shoulders and said something to VO which i could not hear properly and i was standing with my father. (I have two uncles in USA and they used to have stores but my petitioner is not an owner of property now and he works as an associate in a store officially owned by other relatives that is why his income is below poverty line significantly) At this point the VO peeked to another window, talked to some other fellow and put a stamp on the passport of my passport which i believe is that she revoked his existing visit visa which was still valid. Q: Do you have any domicile proof of joint sponsor? A: i gave them the copy green card of my cousin. They did not ask any question about him but my father volunteered and told them about our relationship with the joint sponsor but the interpreter did not translate it to VO. That was the last question they asked my father and situation got very nervous there. The they asked my elder brother who is 26 and working in QATAR right now. Q: Where do you work? A: answered properly Q: Do you have your police clearance certificate with you? A: I gave the the PCC as i was holding all the documents with me. The PCC had Arabic on right side and English translation on left side of the document. She asked that where is the English translation? My brother answered properly that it is on the same document and it is the one they provide officially. She looked on it for a while and then returned. She did not seem to look very happy. Q: From how long have you been in Qatar? A: 8 months but i visited for a month in between as he visited on eldest brothers marriage. Then he asked me one question that what do you do? I told him that i am engineer doing job right now. Situation was quite tense and we were not very confident as she seemed to be strict from the very beginning. Then she gave us 221g form on which it was marked that we have to provide birth certificate of my father. The thing that happened after it is the thing that is particularly bothering me. She kept all of our passports but gave my elder brother his passport so that he can go back to Qatar for his job. My brother refused to take it saying that he is here for a while. Then she said that we will process your case and if your visa gets ready, we will ask you to give us your passport. My brother insisted not to take it and said he can wait. She replied, "IT WILL TAKE A VERY LONG TIME". My brother said he can wait for two months and if it would not get worked till then he would take it back. This statement terrified us badly. After that she went away and I asked our interpreter how to submit birth certificate. He told us to to go to another window to get instructions. Then i asked him is there and remarks on our interview, he replied that your interview is concluded and now we would do a departmental verification. I asked is there any time frame for this process? he replied negatively. After that we went to the other window and got information about where to submit the document? We got it and we will submit the document is a couple of days. Now, we are very confuse about what would happen next and how long we have to wait? whole family is upset about it. Her statement about "LONG TIME" particularly is hurting us. My brother`s job is on stake as well. We are confused whether to ask for his passport as we are unsure about how much time would it take. There is nothing fraudulent in our documents, its just we gave the interview nervously which we think have created some doubt in their mind. The status of case is changed to administrative processing. During whole this process the VO stamped 5 or 6 of our documents, does anyone have idea what that stamp is about? It would be great in some expert analyzes the situation and gives us some advice about what to do.
  25. Hello My visa category is F4 Brothers and Sisters of US Citizen. I am married and have 2 kids of age 8 & 5 and a spouse. I want to know that on this visa category am i eligible with my whole family to immigrate or only my self.? Also if anyone knows a good Immigration attorney to deal this whole immigration procedure. Thanks
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