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  1. Till which date interview letters have been received for f4 catagories in Pakistan or Rest of world catagory? I know people of may still waiting for interview letters and the visa bulletin is on January 2006.
  2. 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.
  3. Hello all, I am writing this post for my mom's F4 case filled by her brother. My mom has 3 kids. one daughter and two sons. DOB of daughter: 4th November 1988 DOB of elder son: 18th May 1992 DOB of younger son (i.e. Me): 30th June 1994 First I would provide timeline of our file processing and then I will raise my doubts. TIMELINE Petition Filled on: 9th April 2004 Petition Approved: 20th November 2009 (also received the letter saying it will take years for them to process file so do not give up your jobs or make any travel arrangement as of now etc.) Welcome Letter Received: 12th January 2016 I have read the definition of child as per USCIS which primarily says a kid has to be younger than 21 years and unmarried from here. By the time we received welcome letter and we logged in to ceac.state.gov the tool had name of only two people i.e. of my parents, that's obvious all of three kids are aged out by that time. Then we came to know about CSPA, which can provide protection to unmarried aged out kids by subtracting the processing time taken from biological age. Since my elder sister is married she is not eligible for CSPA and my dad passed in July of 2013 and as per our local agent both the sons are eligible for CSPA so we sent a request letter to NVC to remove my dad's name and include name of two sons. Sent CSPA request letter with request to remove my dad's name: 1st February 2016 With that letter NVC removed my dad's name but they haven't included name of either of son. Meanwhile we completed all the document work of my mom's case i.e. filled DS-260, paid $325 fees, paid $125 AoS fees and submitted all the civil and financial docs and in July 2016 we received letter from NVC stating all the document work is done and your case is awaiting for visa interview appointment overseas. As per the guidelines of our agent we did not mentioned anything about two sons in AoS forms. In June 2016 files retrograded from July 2003 to January 2001 so all activities stopped for our case I guess. In September 2016 files started moving again and since than it's moving at a decent pace. In between we also sent an email to NVC to know the status of our CSPA application for which they replied on 22nd July 2016 like this..... Although we send query to NVC we receive this reply from Mumbai Consulate office which was strange. And finally on 31st January 2017 we received similar email as we received in July 2016 stating.... We sent another CSPA request in February 2017 for which we neither received any acknowledgement of request letter nor we received any reply for the same. Now here are my doubts, DOUBTS Should we contact NVC again for CSPA?? Should we contact Mumbai Consulate for CSPA? Where is our file currently? Is it in NVC or is it in Mumbai Consulate? As per the last letter we received it says most of appointments are scheduled within 3 months but looking at current speed of file processing, there is time for file of April 2004 to be current So when Mumbai Consulate will arrange interview within 3 months or file will be in queue till April 2004 dose not become current? In ceac.state.gov tool since last several days the status of AoS fees has changed NA which used to be paid earlier so is there anything we have to from our end? Likewise our entire process is complete for my mom yet the status of AoS documents and Civil Documents are never updated as completed they are still NA so should we contact NVC for the same? What are the chances of getting CSPA protection at time of my mom's visa interview? Is it mandatory to mentioned about aged out sons in the forms of AoS to get the benefit of CSPA? Can someone provide some concrete example of CSPA with F4 case? some sort of link would work. Any other suggestion for our case. When I wrote this post the latest visa bulletin i.e. March 2003 says currently they are processing files of 22 July 2003 visa bulletin of April 2003 dues in 7-10 days. Any suggestions/answers would be a great help. Thank you in advance. Thank you for reading so far and sorry for misusing quote box.
  4. Hello Everyone, The problem i am facing is a bit weird. According to to CSPA calculation i am aged out by 4 months. I am 27 right now. But when NVC sent the welcome letter (F$ Category) their was my name on it with my two siblings and parents. Then we all submiited the DS forms and payed the fees without any problems. As it stands now all the documents have been accepted and we are just waiting for the interview date. My question is that if CSPA age is calculated at the interview? If so can i be denied due to my age at the interview? If that is the case why did they not let me know before hand when i was filling the forms and paying the fees. Thanks i would really appreciate if someone could answer these concerns.
  5. My aunt filed for F4 visa for her brother (my father).My mom, me and my brother (currently in Canada on his student visa) are derivative candidates. My aunt was asked to pay IV fee for all the derivative even after me and my brother being aged out biologically. Is this CSPA automatically analysed by NVC or do we have to ask them review the case for CSPA? I think me and my brother both qualify as per CSPA age according to CSPA calculator. Is paying visa application fee make us both eligible to fill DS 260 automatically and appear for interview along with my dad and mom or do we have to seek some other ways too? details: *My brother DOB is 30/Sept /1993 and my DOB is 25/Jan/1995. *PD: 26 AUG 2005 *Approval Date: April 27,2010 *21 July 2010: received our letter saying you will be notified when further consideration can be given to processing your application for immigration on * Asked to pay Fee on Dec 2018
  6. My mom has got letter from NVC about visa interview on 24th Jan 2019. Her priority date is on 1 Mar 2005. Which is not yet current. Should we check with NVC and US embassy in India if this is not a mistake? Or such cases can happen?
  7. I am a resident of India. I am currently 23 years old, My Aunt applied for an F4 visa for my father on 7, April 2004. The website currently shows that "On March 19, 2009, we received your Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative" I have a few question, I am trying to understand. 1) My question is why is still not the application approved yet? 2) Will I be aged out when the visa will be available or I am eligible for CSPA? 3) What is average time will it take to get my visa? 4) From Visa bulletin which date should I follow, FINAL ACTION DATES or DATES FOR FILING? P.S. Sorry for asking a silly question, not really an expert in this subject.
  8. Me and my family had our visa on 10th September 2018. The VO said everything looks good but we need some documents from you before we can issue you your visa for F4 Category. We submitted the request documents on 19th of September and then ceac status changed to AP , later that week on 24th of September the case changed to ready .. but it said ready for interview so we thought it might be some glitch. It is still in the ready for interview status. Anyone with similar experience please share your reviews.
  9. Hi, well my priority date is Jan 20, 2005, and my notice date is Jan 24, 2010 for the USA and right now visa bulletin shows April 2004 (India). As I just completed my undergraduate so would you tell me what should I do? I just did bachelor's in Computer engineering and want to further go for masters in Data science in the United States for Spring - 19. Should I wait till my priority date becomes current or should I apply to the US through student visa? Even if I apply through student visa, will I face any trouble because I have an f4 immigrant file? There is no one to help me with this problem. Any help would help with my decision Thanks Neel
  10. Hello all, I am writing this post for my mom's F4 case filled by her brother. My mom has 3 kids. one daughter and two sons. DOB of daughter: 4th November 1988 DOB of elder son: 18th May 1992 DOB of younger son (i.e. Me): 30th June 1994 First I would provide timeline of our file processing and then I will raise my doubts. TIMELINE Petition Filled on: 9th April 2004 Petition Approved: 20th November 2009 (also received the letter saying it will take years for them to process file so do not give up your jobs or make any travel arrangement as of now etc.) Welcome Letter Received: 12th January 2016 I have read the definition of child as per USCIS which primarily says a kid has to be younger than 21 years and unmarried from here. By the time we received welcome letter and we logged in to ceac.state.gov the tool had name of only two people i.e. of my parents, that's obvious all of three kids are aged out by that time. Then we came to know about CSPA, which can provide protection to unmarried aged out kids by subtracting the processing time taken from biological age. Since my elder sister is married she is not eligible for CSPA and my dad passed in July of 2013 and as per our local agent both the sons are eligible for CSPA so we sent a request letter to NVC to remove my dad's name and include name of two sons. Sent CSPA request letter with request to remove my dad's name: 1st February 2016 With that letter NVC removed my dad's name but they haven't included name of either of son. Meanwhile we completed all the document work of my mom's case i.e. filled DS-260, paid $325 fees, paid $125 AoS fees and submitted all the civil and financial docs and in July 2016 we received letter from NVC stating all the document work is done and your case is awaiting for visa interview appointment overseas. As per the guidelines of our agent we did not mentioned anything about two sons in AoS forms. In June 2016 files retrograded from July 2003 to January 2001 so all activities stopped for our case I guess. In September 2016 files started moving again and since than it's moving at a decent pace. In between we also sent an email to NVC to know the status of our CSPA application for which they replied on 22nd July 2016 like this..... Although we send query to NVC we receive this reply from Mumbai Consulate office which was strange. And finally on 31st January 2017 we received similar email as we received in July 2016 stating.... We sent another CSPA request in February 2017 for which we neither received any acknowledgement of request letter nor we received any reply for the same. Now here are my doubts, DOUBTS Should we contact NVC again for CSPA?? Should we contact Mumbai Consulate for CSPA? Where is our file currently? Is it in NVC or is it in Mumbai Consulate? As per the last letter we received it says most of appointments are scheduled within 3 months but looking at current speed of file processing, there is time for file of April 2004 to be current So when Mumbai Consulate will arrange interview within 3 months or file will be in queue till April 2004 dose not become current? In ceac.state.gov tool since last several days the status of AoS fees has changed NA which used to be paid earlier so is there anything we have to from our end? Likewise our entire process is complete for my mom yet the status of AoS documents and Civil Documents are never updated as completed they are still NA so should we contact NVC for the same? What are the chances of getting CSPA protection at time of my mom's visa interview? Is it mandatory to mentioned about aged out sons in the forms of AoS to get the benefit of CSPA? Can someone provide some concrete example of CSPA with F4 case? some sort of link would work. Any other suggestion for our case. When I wrote this post the latest visa bulletin i.e. March 2003 says currently they are processing files of 22 July 2003 visa bulletin of April 2003 dues in 7-10 days. Any suggestions/answers would be a great help. Thank you in advance. Thank you for reading so far and sorry for misusing quote box.
  11. Hey guys, just had a quick question. Looking at June's Visa Bulletin, i came across the fact that current PD is 01 May 2005. My aunt filed for my mum and our PD is 25th Aug 2005. It's in Pakistan if that makes any difference. When should we expect our Welcome letter?
  12. Good Day, I was sincerely hoping that you can assist me in verifying if the CSPA will be applicable in this case. My aunt petitioned for my Mother in 2004. Recently we got the Visa Processing Invoice for my parents but not for my brother and I because we are both over 21. We were hoping that the CSPA age would atleast apply to him. These are the details below: NVC Case no: GEO2004XXXXXX Category: F4 Priority date: June 03, 2004 Case is currently at NVC Petition approval :August 26, 2004 (Not too sure about this date, the date stated is when USCi website said the case was approved) My date of birth : January 1, 1991 My Brother's date of birth : August 09, 1993 Any assistance will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance
  13. Hi, well my priority date is Jan 20, 2005, and my notice date is Jan 24, 2010, and right now visa bulletin shows March 22, 2004. As I just completed my undergraduate so would you tell me what should I do? I just did bachelor's in Computer engineering and want to further opt for masters in data science. Should I wait till my priority date becomes current or should I apply to the US through student visa? Even if I apply through student visa, will I face any trouble because I have an f4 file? How much more time would it take to complete the overall process and will I face problem during Visa interview? There is no one to help me with this problem. Thank you for your time!
  14. Hi, I’m filling in the NVC forms for my F4 case that includes me and my spouse. I need help with understanding if we can get 2 other family members to immigrate with us, our child and my mom. Both live with us in one flat, child is unmarried, but was born in 1983 and was 26 in 2009 when our case was initiated, currently is 35, helps to look after my very old mom on a daily basis. What are chances to include them in our case, how and on what application stage should it be done? Thank you!
  15. Hi! Does paying AOS (Affidavit of Support) fee fulfill 'sought to acquire within 1-year' condition for CSPA? My friend's PD got current in 2006 but she only paid AOS fee that time and didn't continue the process until now. She was 12 years old at that time. She is a derivative beneficiary under F4 category. Does she qualify for immigration now? Her interview has been scheduled for the next month. Thanks.
  16. Hi Friends, My PD is Aug 14, 2006. I know I still have time to wait but I am sick of waiting , Can you roughly tell me ; when I may get my WL and start paying the fees and getting my document for the interview. Also How long does it take from WL to entry to USA Thanks in Advance
  17. Hello All,As a heads up : This is my first post here. So please excuse me if i have posted in the wrong forum/created a new thread.My brother who is a US citizen filed a petition for bringing me via the F4 category on sponsoring a brother/sister. This was filed in 2005 and I was an unmarried Indian citizen and the case was approved in 2005 and forwarded to NVC.I have currently settled in Canada with my family (married) and eligible to be a canadian citizen.I have few questions.If i go ahead and apply for my Canadian citizenship, will there be any issues with the I130 that is pending for priority date (looks like its going to take 2018) ? Since I applied as a Indian citizen and waiting in the queue as Indian citizen I am worried if obtaining an Indian citizenship will interfere with the I130 that is pending for priority date?Indian citizenship doesn't allow dual citizenship, so obtaining canadian citizenship will be forcing me to surrender indian citizenship.I am married and have a biological child. Should i include my family/child in the pending I130 now or wait to hear from the consulate when the priority date is current.Thanks much
  18. Category: F4 INDIA (US citizen brother filed for his sister in INDIA) Priority Date: 27-09-2004 Approval Date: 22-03-2010 Welcome letter received on: 26-04-2018 AOS fees paid on: 01-05-2018 Case Completed on: 15-06-2018 I am a son (derivative beneficiary) of principal applicant (my mother) in this case. My Date of birth: 09-09-1994 Current age: 23 years 9 months Petition pending duration: 5 years 5 months 24 days TIME LINE TILL NOW: After receiving welcome letter, on the CEAC website we were able to pay IV fees for my mother (principal applicant) and father only, my name (Son’s name) was there but I was unable to pay the IV fees as no invoice was generated for me. So we dropped an email to NVC explaining them applicability of CSPA to this case and to generate IV fee invoice for me(Son) and we got following reply from NVC to that email - “We reviewed this petition for eligibility under the CSPA and we determined that applicant does not benefit under CSPA”. After that we paid AOS fees and IV fees for my parents (mother and father) and completed IV application (DS-260) of mother and father. While filing that form; on particular question of WHETHER I AM IMMIGRATING WITH MY PARENTS, we filled YES in both the forms. Following that we mailed NVC all the requested documents of petitioner and applicant (mother and father). We also mailed them my documents along with all other documents. Then we send one more email to NVC insisting them for adjudication with a consular officer then NVC’s preliminary CSPA age assessment for applicability of CSPA to this case. To that email we again got same reply: “We reviewed this petition for eligibility under the CSPA and we determined the applicant is not eligible”. After that we got case completion letter on 15-06-2018. But now when I open CEAC website my name is completely missing from Applicant information and IV application processing fees sections (Name was visible in both the sections before) only the names of my mother and father are there. So my question is “what should we do next for applicability of CSPA? Should we wait until priority date becomes current OR is there anything else we can do? Can any one tell me exact procedure for CSPA with exact timing to do it? What about missing name from CEAC website? Should we hire an attorney?THANKS.
  19. Entered earlier today at JFK POE -- we were moved across few lines as it was really busy. We waited for around 1 hour, and it was our turn. The CBP officer that we saw, was really angry, and spoke to us in a very mean way. He got our passports and envelopes, scanned the passports, ripped the envelopes open very angrily, and took our fingerprints and photos. We are F4 category, we didn't go to secondary or anything, we only spent like 4-5 minutes with him, he stamped our passports, threw our immigration packets in the corner of his desk, and told us GO!. I might be crazy, but I feel like we should have gone through more procedure? Am I overthinking this? Thanks
  20. My cousin recently applied for a F1 (student visa) at Mumbai consulate in India and was denied. He said that interview was going well until CO asked him if he has ever applied for US visa to which he answered "Yes" as my mom has filed F4 visa for my uncle (F1 applicant's father) and this application was approved with USCIS in 2009 but case won't open at NVC till at least next 4 to 5 years. CO told him that since his father already has immigration file pending he sees him not returning back to India after his education as by that time F4 file will open up. My question is that is it possible for my mom to cancel F4 petition for her brother? If after that my cousin applies for F1 visa again would his chances improve of getting a visa? He can say that he has no pending immigration file at that time and show appropriate papers from USCIS. The reason I ask this is that my uncle is not interested in immigrating to US, he may apply for tourist visa some day but he doesn't want to settle in US but my cousin would like to complete his further education in states. Welcome your inputs!
  21. Three of family memebers were issued family iimmigration visa f4 few days ago. Our petitioner is from Maryland. Is it necessary that our port of entry or final destination in Maryland? We want to go to another relatives house via Boston to Northcarolina route.
  22. Hey guys, our Interview is tomorrow, for F4 at Skopje Embassy. My mom is primary immigrant and my uncle is the petitioner. My mom, my dad and me will be in the interview. What sorts of questions should we expect? I have all docs ready and triple checked. P.S — we also have valid unexpired B1/2 Visas in our passports. What will happen to those?
  23. Hi Everyone My Priority date is current now but Nvc didn't send me the interview letter up til now so i called them but they said no visa available for my case and they said they still working on april visa bulletin so what should i do my priority date is 20sep04
  24. My PD is Now current in the visa bulletin and i called NVC but they said No Visa available for my case my case complete date is :6 OCT 2017 my priority date:20SEP04 please if there is anyone that have the same problem write here and if there is anyone know what is happen?????????
  25. is there is anyone from any category got interview this month
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