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  1. 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.
  2. 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. ❤️
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. When i check my online passport status it says: "The current status of your passport is Delivered To Post" what does it mean? i checked it on ustraveldocuments site! please help!
  7. Hi All, My VISA was recently approved. I intend to travel to the US soon. Im curious - for the first time travelling to the US on CR1, do you specify yourself as 'Non-Resident' or 'Landed US Resident' on the Advanced Passenger Information? Thanks in advance
  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. 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. I have a CR1/R1 immigrant visa I’m traveling to New York, I have a connection flight in Houston this will be the port of entry and I only have 1 hour and 25 minutes to my next flight I am wondering is that enough time and how long this process with the customs takes.
  11. NEED HELP... I have my interview yesterday visa officer Denied my IR1 visa n give me a white paper sheet n ask for a New Joint Sponsor. My wife has continuous job at wal-mart from June 2016 till today. Its her first job n she submit AOS i-864 in May 2017, on her tax returns their annual income was 10k USD. So we use a joint sponsor from our family friend his income was 100k$. At my Interview yesterday visa officer denied my joint sponsor n ask for a new joint sponsor. I told him that my wife income is sufficient know on her pay stubs that's about 23k$ he said dot show me that and he said do u have her new i-864? i said no then he gave me a refusal letter n mark on that manually the box that mentioned Submit a NEW Joint Sponsor. Problem is that i hv no joint sponsor at that time Should my wife wait for the new tax year started i think in January n file a new tax returns n fill AOS i-864 with her latest income. or we must have to send a New Joint Sponsor?????? Please Help US
  12. Hi everyone, Please take a look at the attached image. My wife and I moved back to the States in Dec '17. She received her Immigrant Visa on Nov 21, 2017. We have a planned trip out of the country next week and have already bought the tickets. We just realized today her Visa says: "IV expires on Apr 18, 2018". However, at the bottom of the Visa, it says "upon endorsement serves as a temporary I -551 evidencing permanent residence for 1 year". We consulted with a lawyer friend we know and he told us that the "Expires on" only means that that's the last date she can enter the US for the first time. As long as she has already entered the country, she can now come and go as many times as she pleases until 1 year has passed (Nov 21, 2018). Before we get on the plane, I would just like to confirm that this is true. Can anyone either confirm or deny what the lawyer told us? Thanks so much for your help.
  13. Hey everyone, I just had my petition approved and I'm waiting to have the case transferred to the NVC. I was doing some research into what to expect next and I have a few concerns and questions related to medical history. I was first hospitalized in the US because of trauma-related depression, self-harm and suicidal thoughts about 10 years ago while I was there as a student on an F-1 visa. I came back home to get treated and I continued having problems with self-harm and overdoses for some time. I was hospitalized a few times but only for a couple of days at a time. During all these years I was seeing a psychiatrist up until November 2017 when I was discharged from the outpatient clinic. Months before discharge my antidepression medication was tapered down and it's been even longer since I took any as needed medication for anxiety. My psychiatrist wrote an epicrisis (summary of my care) but he didn't go into too much detail, especially about events prior to 2015 when I started with him. I was also seeing a psychotherapist on a (bi)weekly basis for 3 years but at this time I don't have a summary from her. I'm only sharing this in so much detail because I'm wondering what kind of documents will be enough to support the fact that I'm no longer a threat to myself or others and that I'm functional with regards to the ability to work a demanding full-time job. Do I need medical records from the time of my hospitalizations or will the most current epicrisis serve the purpose as it includes the most relevant, updated information? Has anyone still had to go to a psychiatric assessment by an embassy-appointment physician? Other than that my medical history includes sports injuries and suspected work-related problems. I had a thigh muscle tear, I've had issues with right ankle muscles, tibialis, plantar fascitis and acromion pain (that's shin, sole and shoulder) and some nasty flank/lower back pain. I have had x-rays, ultrasounds and MRIs. Last fall I also had a gynecological surgery preceded by months of physiotherapy. Is it necessary to bring records of all of these to the medical examination? Are these relevant to the screening process? Also, I know which vaccinations are required but I was wondering if panel physicians will accept authorized prints of, say, hepatitis B antibody results or do all of these need to be confirmed at the time of the medical examination? I'm just trying to figure out the most efficient way of getting everything done smoothly. I'd appreciate any advice and insight into this!
  14. Entered through DFW on April 1st 2017 on an Immigrant Visa. Was a breeze through as the lines were completely empty. Had also requested SSN through DS260. Have not received either. When I check my USCIS Tracker with my IOE # it shows the below message. I also created an account at https://myaccount.uscis.dhs.gov/ and there it shows me the last updated date of 04/04/2017. Immigrant Visa Fee Payment ReceivedOn Month XX, YYYY, we received your USCIS Immigrant fee payment for your Permanent Resident Card related to your immigrant visa. We will be processing the request for production of your Permanent Resident Card. You should receive your Permanent Resident Card within 120 days of your entry into the United States or within 120 days after your USCIS Immigrant Fee payment is received. If you do not receive your Permanent Resident Card, please contact Customer Service at https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/contactus. If you move, go to www.uscis.gov/addresschange to give us your new mailing address. Has anyone moved in recently in 2017 and if yes , how much time is it currently taking for SSN and Green Card . What are the statuses that one sees after "Immigrant Visa Fee Payment Received"
  15. I filed I-130 petition with USICS, March 9th 2017 for my Husband to come home with me in Georgia. My I-130 petition was approved by USICS in August, 2017. NVC sent our case to Embassy in Ghana for my husband immigrant visa processing to come to the US. My husband interview was in January. He was denied visa under 212 (a) (4). I wrote US Embassy in Ghana and my Congressman also wrote the Embassy on my behalf, asking Embassy to show proof to support their decision that my Husband will BECOME a public charge in America. The US Embassy first response to me was that my Husband was denied under 214 B Non Immigrant Visa and his case is closed. They listed on their website that visa was refused. I responded back to the US Embassy in Ghana that he did not apply for a non-immigrant visa. I advised them my I-130 petition was approved by USICS for my husband to live in the USA permanently. February, 7th 2018 US Embassy reply to me and my Congressman thru email and their call center informed me to send my husband Passport and any documents of my own choice. My Husband is Ghanaian. I am American, born in New York City. I advised the US Embassy in Ghana and also my Congressman sent letters to US Embassy that I filed for immigrant visa, my I-130 Petition was approved and I helped my husband overcome public charge by submitting IRS tax transcripts, 401K account showing $25k, NYC Pension account that is vested at $30k, life insurance policies at $200k, 2017 annual income of $31k, bank accounts, investment accounts and Affidavit of Support. Our Family household size is 2. My parents are deceased and no children. I never lived off of welfare or anytype of Government assistance. My total debt, car, house, student loans credit cards is at $51k. I am paying monthly on reducing my debt. I owe no back taxes and I am a law abiding US Citizen. We own property and land in Ghana we have bank accounts in Ghana and my Husband is a professional Footballer registed with Ghana Football Assoc and under contract until June, 2018. We are not poor and USA welfare cannot support our lifestyle. So the US Embassy telling me that my Husband will BECOME a public charge is a blatant bold faced lie! We asked the US Embassy in Ghana to give us a written explaination on what documents did the CO use to come to the conclusion my Husband will BECOME a public charge in the USA. To date no answer from Embassy. The only response from Embassy in Ghana to me and my Congressman is that his visa case is under review and in que for a CO to review. Its the end of March now. Still showing on their website as refused and still no answers from US Embassy in Ghana. What is my next move? Please help. Thank you. I am a college graduate. I want a family and the US Embassy is delaying Us. They have no legal basis to deny my Husband visa for him to enter the US legally. If my Husband was in the USA he would of had his green card since August when USICS approved my I-130 petition. The US EMBASSY in Ghana is a unlawful, unethical place. They are abusing their authority and destroying Families. Enough is Enough. I will fight all the way to the Supreme Court of the US to end this injustice that this Embassy in Ghana is doing. Nothing we did was for free. We paid immigration fees, affidavit of Support, medical, police certifications and $355 for that visa. I will fight!!
  16. Hello! I had my interview at the US Embassy Manila yesterday, and they told me to get a DNA test. My petitioner is in the states and im here in the Philippines. The embassy sent me an email saying that I have to wait for them to send the instructions for the DNA testing, do I really have to wait for that? or can my mom just call the aabb accredited lab in the states already???
  17. Hey everyone! I’m to do my US medical soon and I’m just wondering if the doctor, or the facility, would call beforehand if something was wrong or do they just send it to the embassy and you wait until then. Does anyone have any insight?
  18. Hey guys, I just need some question about part of filling out file 130, one part there about address at which you physically lived together. If you never lived together, type or print, “never lived together” in item 59.a My question about this part is, when he was here in Philippines we lived in the same house for almost 4 months. He was here from Nov. 2, 2016- February 26, 2017! Is that considered even it’s only for few months? Anyone who can give me some advice pls?
  19. Hello, Just wanna know how embassy sent passport to beneficiary after immigrant visa? Do you pickup or receive by courier service? I am concerned because my wife never received her interview letter in mail.
  20. Hello! I had my interview at the US Embassy Manila yesterday, and they told me to get a DNA test. My petitioner is in the states and im here in the Philippines. The embassy sent me an email saying that I have to wait for them to send the instructions for the DNA testing, do I really have to wait for that? or can my mom just call the aabb accredited lab in the states already?
  21. Hello, I had my interview November 15 of 2017 and was told my visa was approved; however, I was missing my DACA card so I was given a 221g form. Once mailed along with my passport, I was notified by DHL that the consulate received my documents November 28th. On the CEAC website my case was changed in this order: Administrative Processing >> Ready >> Administrative Processing. It was last updated December 1st. I have been waiting in Juarez for about a month now and when I went to the consulate on November 6th to check my status with them, they said the system was down and everyone is being told they would have to wait 2-3 weeks. I just wanted to know if I'm stuck in a rut or if I should receive my visa soon? I already missed Thanksgiving, and wouldn't want to miss Christmas with my family as well.
  22. pcpro178

    Immigrant Visa Processing Time

    Once a visa is approved, and the passport is taken for processing, does anybody know what the typical processing time is at the US Embassy in Manila? I have heard that it can take up to two weeks. Is there a way to expedite it?
  23. My dad has his interview in Ciudad Juarez for his immigrant visa in a few weeks. Just wondering if he needs to bring notarized translations to English of his civil documents to his interview. His documents are in Spanish. TIA
  24. Hello, My wife applied for me and my interview was scheduled on 2nd May, 2017 at Montreal, Canada. Unfortunately I got a query and asked to submit some docs, I did it next day and they received it very next day, 4th May, 2017 but since then I have not heard back, they have kept my passport and told me that I will get my passport and other docs after 2 weeks of receiving asked docs, it has been two weeks and still have not heard back from them. Is that normal? Regards, Ronak