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  1. Please help me and sign this petition that requesting WH to look into amending the Immigration Nationality Act that revokes valid immigrant visas and approved petitons after the main applicant passes away. https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/amend-immigrantion-nationality-act-revokes-petition-surviving-relatives-when-main-applicant-passes-away
  2. Hi, My parents who are elderly recently got approved for their Green Card through consular processing and received an Immigrant Visa to travel to the US. That visa expires on April 8th and they were planning to travel March end. However due to the Coronavirus scare, we are rethinking if they should travel now given the situation. I am trying to figure out what happens in the case they decide to not travel now and their immigrant visa expires. Will they need to schedule another visa appointment and go through some part of the process again or is there a way to reach out to the US Embassy in India and request an extension to the expiry of the visa given the extreme situation/pandemic we have? Any suggestions will be much appreciated. thanks, Rahul
  3. Hello everyone, I'm an American citizen and my husband's interview was on Feb 20th 2018. He had all of his documents but had to go under administrative processing because of the travel ban on Syria. He's been under administrative processing since then and the CEAC site states that his case was last updated on Feb 22nd. Does anyone know how long the AP could take and is there anyone that is/was in a similar situation? Thank you.
  4. My husband's interview was set for Dec 12th at 7:30am. We arrived at about 6:50am. The company that watches your bag/phones sets up shop at 7:00am to the left outside of the embassy. Get in line for that first and leave everything you won't need inside. They charge 10 soles per backpack/purse and I believe 5 soles per phone. You take your wallets inside. You aren't allowed to take plastic folders inside so make sure your documents are in paper or manila folders/organizers. The line for IMMIGRANT VISA is to the very left. Don't be alarmed by the large tourist visa line, ask for the immigrant visa line. The US citizen (spouse/petitioner) can go in with their spouse. You just need to show your passports, the visa photos, and your interview confirmation page. Once you get inside you go straight to the visa section. Follow the lines for the immigrant visa. They will tell you where to go. Once you get called to go inside the building (only took 2 minutes), go all the way to the back of the room. They will call the applicant's name and you go to the window and they give you a document that lists how to organize your papers and tell you to sit back down. I took a lot of supporting evidence which they did not need (or ask for) but it's better to be safe than sorry! So you sit down, organize your papers how they ask, then eventually (about 5-7minutes later) they call you up to the same window. The lady (I believe a Peruvian lady—spoke only Spanish to us) checks all of your documents and returns all the supporting evidence they don't need (like photo evidence, joint bank account statements, my proof of maintaining US domicile). Then we had to wait for the actual interview with the officer. This was a 30ish minute wait because there was only one officer interviewing the immigrant visa applicants. He did a couple of interviews (they are like bank teller windows so everyone can hear the questions and answers) then he went somewhere for like 15ish minutes then came back and did 1-2 more interviews. Then he finally called my husband's name! We went up to the window together. The officer spoke Spanish with a heavy American accent and was very friendly! My husband swore to tell the truth, then the officer asked him these questions: When did you meet? When did you start dating? When did you get married? Then he asked me if I was living in Peru. I said yes and explained my parents are missionaries here. The officer said, I bet you wanted to be here too till this was all over. And I said yes. He asked what relation the Co-sponsor (I-864 AOS) was to me. I answered that he was my uncle. Then he asked my husband if he spoke English. He said yes. Then the nice officer said with a smile: Tu visa esta aprobada! Your visa is approved! He gave us a little slip with information on how to check the passport (with visa) DHL tracking status and said it would be ready in 3-6 business days! We said thank you and walked out with huge smiles! Praise the Lord all of our investment wasn't in vain. This is the list of documents we took (but half of them they returned to us—copies and supporting evidence): • Two (2) color passport style photos • Visa interview date confirmation page • DS-260 Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration Confirmation Page • Visa interview appointment letter from US Consulate • Copy of un-expired Peruvian Passport • Copy of Peruvian national identity card • Original Peruvian Birth Certificate certified by RENIEC • Police certificates: • Judicial criminal records • Penal criminal records • Police criminal records • Evidence of Bonafide Marriage • Copy of Marriage Act (certificate) from Peru • Copy of Certified Record of Marriage Registration RENIEC • Spousal Affidavit • Copy of Joint Lease Agreement • Joint Bank Account Statement • Photo Pages as evidence to our bonafide relationship • Form I-864 Affidavit of Support by US petitioner • Copy of US passport photo page • Proof of Maintaining US domicile and Intent to Return • Copies of IRS tax returns for 2018, 2017, and 2016 • Bank statements for valid US bank accounts/cards • Supplementary Form I-864 Affidavit of Support by uncle in US • Copy of US Birth Certificate • Copy of 2018 IRS tax return • Medical exam results in sealed envelope
  5. Hi all! So sorry if I missed the answer to this elsewhere! I am the USC and have done a DCF/I-130/CR-1 visa application for my Peruvian husband. I've researched this website and found several helpful threads talking about how the USC petitioner is still required to fill out an I-864 AOS even if they are currently living overseas. But I haven't been able to find anywhere how you're supposed to fill out the I-864 fields if you're attaching a letter explaining how you maintained your US domicile or future plans of US domicile. Basically, what I want to know is—do I as the main sponsor filling out the I-864 need to put my current Peruvian addresses in the form fields—or do I put my future US domicile (if my husband's visa is approved)? I plan on attaching a cover letter with evidence of me maintaining my US domicile (like the one in this thread Hope this makes sense! Thanks in advance
  6. Had an interview last year December where I was notified about a travel ban that has finally expired. I got in touch with the embassy when it expired and they told me to come in for a follow up interview. I was asked to schedule an appointment for my interview, but scheduling the appointment has been a problem, every time i try i get a message saying there are no available dates. Please what are my options, how can i get an interview date??
  7. Hello to all, I recently came across this site and I think it is very informative, and in general people have a vast knowledge of immigration laws and processes. I would appreciate any replies to this post. I will start from the beginning. I immigrated to USA with my parents in 1990 with a tourist visa. We overstayed, and they went to immigration court in 1998. The lawyer they had was no good, and we got a final order of removal, I was 12 at the time and my parents did not leave and continued to live in the shadows. After the age of 14 I had a few run in's with the law and got arrested a few times, but never served any jail time. In 2008 ICE came to our home, and they took me and my other out of the house with a warrant from 1998. It was just me and my mother, because my father already left to go back home. They let my mother go and kept me because I had a criminal record. I got deported in Feb of 2009, with a 10 year ban because of the overstay and final order from 1998. My mother got her green card in 2011 and filed a petition for me. The petition got approved, but we had to wait for my 10 years to be finished and also the visa bulletin. My 10 years is finished Feb 2019, and we received the Welcome letter from NVC september 2018, because the visa bulletin is current. We hired a lawyer to get all of my records, before we started to file for consular processing. The lawyer got all my records.. He then reviewed it and said I have a few charges thats not really a big deal.. but 1 particular charge may get me denied at the interview. That charge is having a fake green card, along with some marijuana.. the police wrote a false report.. but the evidence is true. I have all of the court dispositions, and paperwork that the consular officer will need to see. So my question is, will this be a big charge that may get me denied ? I have read someones post that had this charge and said they still got approved.. but im wondering if anyone else is in this situation.
  8. Hi Every One Hope All Is Well I am Haseeb Alam Living In karachi Pakistan I Will Directly Come To the Point. I married with Us Citizen Passport Holder in May 2016. My Wife Went Back To The USA And Submitted My Application 130. My Case started From November 2016.Then After 9 months i Got my Approval From Uscis. And then NvcProcedure Began. Everything Were Fine Until Interview. I Gave My Interview At Islamabad Embassy 2nd Of April 2018. Consular Officer Told Me My Petitioner Income In Not Sufficient . She Gave Me A White Paper 221G Tick With Submit Joint Sponser.So I Need To Send An Joint Sponser. They Kept My Passport .I Came back to Karachi. With In 5 days i sent them joint sponser 7th Of april 2018. I thougth after sending joint sponser within month passport would come back with visa.first month i did not worry. But after 2 3 4 5 now 12 i am so so so worried about my case.Now Today Is March 12 2019. My case Status Shows administrative Processing.Its Been One Year. How Can I living Far Away From My Spouse Such A Long Time. Please some one help me what is this? Its completly abnormal timings. Any body else who is In same boat Like Me please share ... I Am Considering Temporary Passport Withdrawel And apply For Visit Visa for Short Time Stay With My Spouse.is This Right Thinking Or It Will Dinied? Please Some One Help Me I will be waiting for your response
  9. I had my interview on the 9th August 2016 at the US consulate Islamabad, the usual routine and was given 221g form with denied mentioned on it. i have created this topic to get to know the usual wait time for AP in 2016, as previously the AP average time was almost 6 months to an year, whereas in 2016 its average time is 3 to 6 weeks. kindly share your cases. thanks.
  10. Hello. I am new to navigating through this forum; I have a question regarding immigrant visa wait times for Ciudad Juarez. We had an approved I-601a and reveived an email in November 2018 that stated that we have submitted everything they need and that we would be put in the queue; we haven't received any information after that/haven't been given an appointment time Is this length of time (8 months) pretty consisitent with wait times in 2019? Ty!
  11. IMMIGRANT VISA APPLICATION Expiring Soon Immigrant Visa Case Number: Case Created: 31-Mar-2016 Case Last Updated: -Jul-2017 Section 203(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act requires that your registration be canceled and any petition approved on your behalf canceled if you do not apply for your immigrant visa within one year of being advised to do so. You have advised of this requirement over 1 year ago, but we have not received a response from you since then. As a result, your application for a visa has been canceled and any petition approved on your behalf has also been canceled. Your application may be reinstated and any petition revalidated if, within one year, you can establish that your failure to pursue your immigrant visa application was due to circumstances beyond your control. Please provide a written statement to the Embassy or Consulate outlining the circumstances beyond your control and noting that you still wish to pursue this visa petition. For more information, please visit TRAVEL.STATE.GOV. Hi, could anyone help me please ASAP? I applied for my husband 1 year ago to come to the USA, his visa status was in Administration process for one year, but yesterday I checked his Visa Status in Ceac website and it was changed to expiring soon!!!!!. I don't know whats the reason. and scared so much! He already had an interview and everything.
  12. Hello, I have been contacted by the NVC in which they notify me that my petition has been forwarded to my nearest Embassy. They mention that it will take a "few" weeks for the petition to arrive at the embassy and that they will contact us. 1) I have completed form DS-160 nonimmigrant form, received a confirmation number. 2) I have also created an account on the embassy's website and decided to apply for a nonimmigrant visa. As I was filling in the information required, there was an option where it required to select a *Visa Class*. As I was looking through all the option available, I was not able to find a K-1 visa type. On the following website: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/family-immigration/nonimmigrant-visa-for-a-fiance-k-1.html You, the foreign-citizen fiancé(e), (and eligible children applying for K-2 visas) will be required to bring the following forms and documents to the visa interview: Completed Form DS-160, Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application. You (and any eligible children applying for K-2 visas) must: (1) complete Form DS-160 and (2) print the DS-160 confirmation page to bring to your interview. It clearly states to complete form DS-160(nonimmigrant), which I have already done so. On this link: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/all-visa-categories.html The Nonimmigrant Visa Categories section states the following: K nonimmigrant visas – For U.S. citizen fiancé(e) and spouse for immigration related purposes. Refer to Immigrant Visa Categories. The Immigrant Visa Category states the following: Important Notes: *K Visas – Listed with immigrant visas because they are for immigration related purposes. Now I go to my embasssy's website and go through the nonimmgrant visa and cannot find information related to my K1 visa class. The next step I take is to go to the Inmmigrant visa type section and find the following link: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/the-immigrant-visa-process/collect-and-submit-forms-and-documents-to-the-nvc/step-3-submit-visa-application-form.html According to the link it says that I would need to apply for the visa using the form DS-260. My question would be, should delete/deactivate the previous form(DS-160) I completed and fill out a new form (DS-260)? I understand I may need to wait in order for the NVC to contact me whenever they have receive the information required for us to schedule an interview and perhaps that letter will provide information regarding whether I should apply for the nonimmgrant vs immigrant visa type. Is anyone currently going through the same process? Any information is highly appreciated. Thank You.
  13. I got my printed visa the other day, and today when we had to pay the uscis immigrant fee online, i noticed the case number on my visa has to extra digits in the end. is this a mistake? if so what should be done? i have to travel within 9 days.
  14. Has anyone else noticed that the CEAC website for Immigrant Visa login is not functioning? I tried to log on yesterday to check the status of my DS260 and AOS to see if there have been any changes, even though I know I will recieve an email once NVC has processed the paperwork... I'm just biting my nails and getting antsy. I tried logging on again today, and the same problem persists. (I fill in all the blanks to log in and hit 'continue,' but nothing happens except it looks like the page is waiting to load. It never does, it just gives a new captcha). I hope you are all doing well out there wherever you are in your journeys. ❤️
  15. I just received the package from 2GO earlier today. After inspecting, I saw this torn part of the envelope (please see attached image). Should I just send it back? I've only opened the 2GO plastic and not the one containing my passport and envelope
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