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  1. Does anyone have any experience getting a Indonesian police report from outside the country? My fiance currently lives in Taiwan and can't go back or she'll lose her job. Her mother and brother still live there but I'm not sure if she has to be physically there to obtain the report. The nvc site isn't much help in this regard. https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Visa-Reciprocity-and-Civil-Documents-by-Country/Indonesia.html She's from Medan which is where her mother still lives so it shouldn't be too difficult I guess. We just don't know where to start. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Hello all, I just received an email from NVC stating that they will work with the embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia to get an interview date for my parent (IR5). Does anyone have any idea how long does it takes for the NVC to obtain the date? Thank you!
  3. Hello everyone, I just submitted the aos and IV application package. How long does it take for the NVC to make a decision? and how long usually it takes from NVC to send it over to embassy? (I guess this one depend on interview availability? ) Thank you for your help!
  4. Hi, I'm Gus from Indonesia now living just outside Portland, OR. I'm waiting for my EAD & AOS from K1. So, if there any fellow Indonesians wanna be friends, that'd be awesome. Hit me up!
  5. Hello, One of the document requirement of visa interview for IR5 is bringing my original birth certificate to my mom's interview. Can we substitute that with certified- translated copy? I have my original with me and my mom has the certified-translated copy. Just wanted to know if I do not have to send my original as I am afraid it could lost in the mail. Thanks!
  6. Hello... I am new here.... Currently on F-1 OPT. OPT expires October 13, 2017. On March, I married my U.S. citizen boyfriend. We filed AOS and Travel documents on June 30, 2017. A month ago, I have been notified by my HR to present a new unexpired work permit to keep my employment. I am anxiously waiting for news from USCIS regarding my EAD…..In 20 days I need to get my EAD card in hand. Otherwise, I might be jobless :(( Also, I have made flight reservation and plan to go back to my county to have a wedding at the end of December!! I am super worried if I do not get my combo card soon. My job…my wedding… ARGHH Does anyone here have the same job situation as mine? What should I do/ my employer does in this situation? Can I still be working WITHOUT PAY (more like a volunteer job) after my OPT expires if my employer let me does that until I get my EAD? What’s y’all recommendation? I just feel bad to my employer because I have not worked for a year yet, and will be taking leave for wedding.. and plus I might need to take unpaid leaves for indefinite time until I get my EAD… Here’s my timeline 30-Jun-2017 Filed AOS package 5-Jul-2017 USCIS received fingerprint fee for I-485 6-Jul-2017 Received I-797 Receipt Notices 15-Jul-2017 Received Appointment for Biometrics Notice 26-Jul-2017 Received RFE Notice (I-131A. Somehow lawyer forgot to send it together with I-485). Sent the I-131A on Sept 28. 3-Aug-2017 Did Biometrics 8-Aug-2017 RFE was received by USCIS 11-Sep-2017 Called USICS to expedite EAD/AP 12-Sep-2017 USCIS: Expedite request was assigned to an officer. Referral ID: T1*****. We sent a response to your request to have your case expedited. Another update: your request to have your case expedited was completed 18-Sep-2017 Called USCIS regarding the expedited case status. Told me they sent an email requesting proof of severe financial loss on September 13. But I did not get the email. So turned out there was a misunderstanding in communication. Officer whom I spoke with on Sept 11 misspelled my email address. 20-Sep-2017 Sent a fax to congressman regarding EAD case
  7. 2014 I petitioned USCIS for Adjustment of Status (AOS) for my new wife Vanessa while she was in the US on a tourist visa. We hired an a "reputable" attorney who unbenounced to us was dying of stage 4 cancer. The cancer was so advanced, having already exhausted all recognized treatment options, that she was admitted to the hospital within a couple of weeks of our retaining her and died. Still she submitted Vanessa's paperwork. Vanessa received several documents after the filing but none indicated any deadline violations. She received her work permit, and later an interview date. Vanessa had a family emergency at which point we first learned of our attorney's death several weeks before. Having been able to speak to our attorney before Vanessa leaf the US might have changed her mind, but I doubt it. A mother's going to do, what a mother's has to do. Vanessa returning to Taiwan just two weeks before her interview date. I notified USCIS of her leaving but apparently no one passed the information along to the interviewer and neither did the attorneys office. The interview was a no show. Only then, did USCIS claimed our attorney had filed Vanessa's AOS application late. I sent three certified letters providing USCIS with her I94 and the locked box receipt. The AOS paperwork had been submitted on time, (though just). Vanessa had never been in the country illegally and left on her own accord. USCIS never replied to any of my letters. I eventually I dropped the ball, as by then I had cancer and my wife was too concerned with my care, to follow up with USCIS on her own. We have been happily living in Taiwan for the past 5 years. This year we decided to move our residences to Medellin, Colombia. When making flight reservations I found my wife couldnt get a tranfer visa for connecting flights through the US or Canada, effectively cutting us off from any reasonable access to Latin American. The old addage "you cant get there from here" comes to mind! Apparently no one at USCIS did anything with the documents I provided and the "supposed overstay" remains on her record. For a women who has never had as much a parking ticket in her life, this treatment is unreasonable and certainly below USCIS standards. While we are now committed to living abroad, I need her records cleared so she can travel unresticted on her Taiwanese passport as we did before started this process. I'm looking for some advice on how to best address this.
  8. so today my wife was denied her tourist visa for the second time. first time we were not married and I just tried to sponsor her. We got married in a Catholic Church on July 1 2018 in Bali 6 months after her first interview. We did marriage classes and I even got baptized. this is a legit marriage. she has only traveled once to Thailand with me and never traveled anywhere else than that. Her passport is valid with the one visa stamp from Thailand which the agent looked at. My wife owns her own event organizing business which she built from the ground up after her first husband died in a motorcycle accident . She had one daughter from that marriage. She provided for her daughter while she worked as a single mom in Bali originally from Java Indonesia. Her ties are strong in Indonesia. Family, Business , Cars, Properties she will inherit one day, and most of all Indonesian Pride. She has no desire to live permanently outside of Indonesia. first letter I received: this is a standard letter issued to all request and complaints regarding questions on denial...... Thank you for your email. We are writing in response to your letter to the Nonimmigrant Visa Unit concerning the nonimmigrant visa case of Veronica Virgawati. Visa applications are adjudicated in accordance with the provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). While visa records cannot be disclosed to third parties, the majority of refusals occur under section 214(b) of the INA. This section of the law explicitly presumes every visitor visa applicant to be an intending immigrant and places the burden of disproving this presumption on the applicant. We assure you that the Consular Section scrutinizes every application and works hard to issue visas to all qualified applicants. As explained above, consular officers are required by law to presume that all applicants are intending immigrants to the United States, and to judge solely the qualifications of the applicants themselves. Each applicant must, on his or her own merits, establish eligibility to receive a U.S. visa. Representations by third parties or supporting documentation cannot establish visa eligibility for an applicant. Consular officers examine each application individually to determine whether the applicant qualifies for visa issuance according to U.S. immigration law and regulation. When determining eligibility for a visa, the officer takes into consideration the applicant’s entire situation, including family, community, professional, and economic ties to the applicant’s home country as well as prior travel history and any ties to the United States. Visa adjudications are final and cannot be appealed. Reconsideration for a visa can only happen in the context of a new visa interview. Applicants who wish to reapply must follow the same application procedures as before. A refusal under section 214(b) is not permanent and she may reapply for a visa at any time. However, we recommend that applicants wait until they are able to present new evidence which addresses the previous grounds of ineligibility. Please note that reapplying is not a guarantee that a visa will be issued. We assure you that any future application will be given every possible consideration consistent with U.S. immigration law. We hope this information is helpful. Sincerely, Nonimmigrant Visa Unit Consular Section U.S. Consulate General Surabaya ConSurabaya@state.gov second letter from consulate: As we explained, we cannot provide specific details to you about your wife’s case due to privacy laws. Visa adjudications are final and cannot be appealed. Documents are not considered as part of the visa application process. Eligibility for a visa is determined via an assessment of the ties presented in the application and interview. This is the worldwide standard. Regards, Nonimmigrant Visa Unit Consular Section U.S. Consulate General Surabaya ConSurabaya@state.gov http://www.ustraveldocs.com/id questions asked during interview in order 1. Did you get refused for your visa application last time you were here? Answer : yes 2. When did you get married ? answer: July 1st 2018 3. What does your husband do for work? answer: sales manager of a roofing company in Colorado Springs Colorado USA. 4.what do you do for work? Answer I am a event organizer (she’s actually the owner/ operator which is on the application ) 5. What is your income and why is it more money than last year ? answer: because I have increasing revenue. (she had more clients this year, they doubled but this was not clarified) 6. Do you have kids? If you go to USA then who will take care of her? Answer: she is 26 years old , she can take care of herself. 7. What is your reason for wanting to visit the USA ? answer: Visiting my parents in-law. Q~Who is “David .....” A~ he is my father in law. Q-Who is Gerald ..... A~my husband 8. She repeated same question twice : how old is your daughter? Answer : 26 Consulate agent started to type her notes and then told my wife; sorry, you are ineligible to visit the USA . handed her paper with information for rejected applicants. my wife was in awww and shock and left the building. there were about 130 applicants and 4 were rejected . My wife being one of them. The ones that that were rejected came alone, the others that were approved were either couples or families. I am a is citizen who works part time in the states, don’t i have a right to have my wife accompany me , and does she not have a right to meet her family in law in the states. if we wanted to , we could just apply for. Immigrant visa and be approved but we wouldn’t stay permanently. Neither of us want to live in the USA. i understand that the consulate automatically assumes all tourist visas have intentions of migrating.... but this is not the case with us. We will apply again next year even though we can apply before that. my father has Parkinson’s and my mom has dementia and both are 80 this June 2019. I want her to meet them as they are wanting to meet her. my question to the community of this website: what are we doing wrong? How do we show strong ties when she has already? We think she is showing strong ties. The questions on the application don’t really prove evidence either so how are they just assuming she doesn’t have ties? Unless of course they just automatically deny all married to foreigner applicants with no family going with them? Do they assume all marriages are fake just so they can become a us citizen? please advise us on what we should do. thank you for taking the time to read this. i am on halo bule on every social platform if you want to contact me.
  9. Dear VJ Mate, Actually my fiance sent our I134 along with our petition. I assume we will need to submit new I134. if that's the case, Is it okay to have I134 Dated right after NOA2 but before Packet 3 received? Or it has to be the after the Packet 3 received. Our NOA 2 dated March 26, 2019 and we are still waiting for NVC case number. Thank you
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