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  1. josie125


    This is for IR1/CR-1 and/or IR2 Ghanaian members How long is it currently taking to have an appointment scheduled for interview in Ghana? Does anyone know the latest appointment that was schedule and when was the case complete for that person?
  2. Hey Guys, I don't have a Birth Certificate from the Union Council. I do have the FRC and the certificate from the hospital but I don't have the one from the Union Council. Can someone please guide me that If it is NECESSARY to have a Birth Certificate from Union Council or is there any other way. My UC is too far and I am not sure if my record is there or not. Please guide. Thanks
  3. Hi VJ members, I had an interview today for CR1 in Islamabad. Everything was very smooth the interview was hardly 5 minutes and at the end, that lady gave me this 1-page white form, initially I was not sure that what this form is and I didn't even read it at the counter. I asked her to what to do with this form and she said just keep it with yourself and the form title is Immigrant Visa Section (Modernized Immigrant Visas) and it says you visa has been refused under the provision of the immigration and nationality act and also section 221g (your visa application is refused for AP) is tick marked. Under this, there is General Requirements and Evidence of economic solvency and they both are highlighted with yellow ink. Also about the passport, she said that you will get it after 1 month. My wife was also there with me and we went together to the counter but the lady asked her to stay there in the waiting area. Now I don't know what to do or what to upload and the status of my case is not changed on CEAC website. 1 more thing that initially we submitted the birth certificate from the hospital with my SSC certificate to USCIS and then NVC wasn't accepting it then we uploaded the FRC from Nadra and now on interview we took the original birth certificate from Union Council and we also gave them FRC and the hospital issued birth certificate. Please share your thoughts. Thanks alot!
  4. Good Morning Just sharing my experience. My husband already had his interview in Guyana on September. I know you may have many questions however everything was good. If you follow all the steps that you receive from NVC on the interview's letter you will be fine. About Guyana, we went to a hotel, you should be prepared, everything you will need is expensive (Food and hotel ) transportation is not expensive. We went to a hotel that I booked online. People are nice they do not speak a lot you will need to approach them if you need something. The food is veryyyyy spicy you need to make sure that you order everything ( Original ) and not spicy. The taxis are cheap you can ask the hotel front desk to arrange them for you at any time needed. We got the food from a hostal ( Cuban people who sale food ). You need to buy bottles of water because it is not potable. Before landing fill a immigration form for each person who is traveling even if you are a family, they do not accept immigration form per family, it should be filled personally even if you travel with children which I found really weird because children had to sign them. An important advise for the medical exam is to be there as earlier as possible the same for the interview, they do not follow the hours schedule for them, they attend people on the same order they reach the place. For the interview you will see a long line but you don't have to wait on this line, this line is for local people , just go with the officer in the entrance door and show her your interview letter and your passport. Last advise is that you should be relaxed, our interview was nice and most of the people there said that it was nice to them too , just answer clearly everything they ask for, they know you are nervous so you don't have to hide that lol . Good luck for everyone who is still waiting.
  5. Hi everyone, I've been struggling with the amount of evidence I should take to the interview. This is a list of things I'm taking with me to the interview: -Boarding passes, scans of passports stamps, invoices from the hotel, invoice of my wedding dress and a quote of the place we'll be marrying at. - W-2s , 1040s, paystubs, bank statements and balances , letter from employer. - 10 Pictures of us together printed on photographic paper and several collages of us talking on webcan with dates plus additional pictures of our trip and screenshots of our call logs on Facebook from the latter 6 months. Now here comes the hard part : Printing chats screenshots I want to take with me previous chats before our engagement also newer ones after we filed the petition, as of now I have about 300 screenshots of chats from 2017 and 2018 plus adding some from this year. Is it necessary that I organize those by month? How many days of screenshots I should print per month? I feel like taking about 100 or more pages of conversations is too much. I'm a very minimalistic person and based on that I made the petition package, but this time I'm not so sure about the quantity of proofs I must take with me. Last thing I want is to undergo through AP. Any info or tips are welcome.
  6. My case is going through AP since yesterday despite my interview date being March 1st. I read it means the embassy is checking the USCIS package. My question is: Could the approval or denial of a k1 visa happen even before the interview? 🤨
  7. Our scan date at NVC is February 9th, which marks exactly a full year since we started the process. Sarcastic ''yey'' And things are slowing down again. We still have at least a few weeks to go before our CC, but I found out that Mexico is now taking up to 4 months to assign interviews, which is just beyond ridiculous and I almost don't want to believe it. The frustrating part is there is nothing we can do apparently, So incredibly frustrating, dealing with immigration. Sometimes it feels like we're ironically being punished for following the legal path, instead of adjusting from a tourist VISA (which I know can be legal if ''it wasn't premeditated'' but it's definitely something that people abuse, lawyers recommend it all the time and it is a grey legal area/loophole) Has anyone had an interview date yet? are they really assigning December approvals for April,? Can it slow down even further? I'm mortified.
  8. Hi Friends, So my fiance was given a white 221g with administrative processing marked on it. His passport was also kept. I emailed the Islamabad embassy asking them why he wasnt issued a visa. I got a reply back from them today. This is the reply:Dear Sir/Madam, Our records indicate that this case is in its final review. Please feel free to check back with our office after four weeks. So guys should i consider this a good sign? They didnt write the usual its in AP so just wait for it response. Plz give any feedback you guys might have!
  9. Hey everyone. Just wanted to ask if anyone else has had a call from the embassy in London to reschedule their interview? Mine was for 14th September but had a call this morning to say they had to cancel all appointments for that day. I'm now booked for 13th September but as it was done over the phone how do I receive confirmation? I have sent an email via the help contact form on the website but who knows when they'll get back to me!
  10. Jen&Cal

    Approved !!

    Finally we were approved yesterday - this whole process has taken almost a year. Now we await the Visa in the mail ! Hopefully it will not be long. We have not seen each other since January and cannot wait to finally be together again - for good ! Good luck to everyone else ! It has been such a difficult process.
  11. Hey friends, creating this thread so we can get help from our fellows who have/had there interviews in islamabad embassy. Please do let us know the experiences, tips and advices. Information related to medical or anything that can help
  12. Ok, so long story short, due to some issue, I wasn't able to book the appointment-date for our k1 visa today but here's the thing, like 12 hours ago, I was seeing "First Available Appointment Is Friday February 1, 2019", & now, I'm seeing "First Available Appointment Is Friday February 22, 2019". Is this for real? I mean how is that all of those slots got filled so rapidly within hours? And, if this is how fast they typically get filled, then how in the world was I possibly able to see the date that I did earlier in the day? Can anybody clue me in on what's going on here? Is this "normal" somehow? At first, I was so happy that I was going to get a date about 3 weeks out but now, it's 6 weeks, & who knows what it will be when I actually get down to booking my appointment tomorrow.
  13. Hello, I hope you all are doing great in this nerve-wrecking visa process. What an adventure it is... I am seeking some advice, since I am really confused and struggling with an issue with my application: my O1-B visa application was recently approved by the USCIS, but now I am scheduling the corresponding interview at the consulate and I am struggling with the question "Have you ever been unlawfully present, overstayed the amount of time granted by an immigration official or otherwise violated the terms of a U.S. visa?" This is my information: I applied for an O1-b visa from the United States while on OPT (and D/S on my i-94), but the application was denied on March 23. The denial said that I (or better said, my petitioner) had 33 days to fill an appeal, or, otherwise, the decision would be definitive. My petitioner and I seriously considered the appeal, but finally discard that option. Thus, I left the United States on April 24, which means 32 days after the denial, and one day before the period to fill the appeal expired. I thought that during those 32 days I was not accruing unlawful presence, but apparently I was wrong and yes, accruing it. I moved to my country and re-applied again from there (France, where I currently am) and my petition was approved on December 1. I am filling the DS-160, where I have to answer the question above mentioned about overstaying. So, even if my overstay came from the explained circumstances of evaluating the possibility of filling an appeal (and thus I think I had good reasons for my overstay), I am answering "yes". My questions come now: there is a section stating that I can explain my answer; what should I write there? Or simply said, is my argument, even real, convincing enough so that I pass the interview? Should I come up with a different angle to answer that? And also, do you think that my overstay of 32 days is going to ruin my chances of being approved by the consular officer? Thanks for taking the time to read and answer my question, I much appreciate it. Best
  14. Help !! So, I'm a bit concerned. I got a call a few minutes ago from the hospital I did my medical at. They stated that my medical will not be sent in time for the interview and that I need to come in to review the medical with the doctor. I asked if something is wrong and they said nothing detrimental. I'm not sure if I should be worried or not.. I'm thinking of changing the interview date. What could possibly be wrong? Thoughts??
  15. Me and my wife's documents were just approved by the NVC today, so now the next step is for them to contact the U.S. Consulate in Nigeria to schedule an interview for my wife. Please, for those who had had the same experience, how long is the average wait time for the U.S. Embassy to schedule interviews. I would like to know so I could have an idea of when to expect. Please and thank you!
  16. Hi, My interview is in 10 days so I’m going through my files and I have some questions: 1 - Can I bring my baby with me (I’m breastfeeding)? 2 - My husband was born in the States, does he need a birth certificate or can we use his passport? In the request for the interview they ask for his birth cerificate 3 - I’ve already submitted the affidavit of support, but in the letter they ask for my sponsor’s letter from current employer and proof of US citizenship, Is the passport enough proof? My husband is currently unemployed, so what document should we bring? 4 - a certified copy of our marriage document, I have the original (certified) and I sent a copy with the packet, so I need to get an extra certified copy? What is the reason they ask for a certified copy for the marriage document only and not for other documents, like birth certificates? 5 - if I’m currently working, should I bring any proof of employment? 6 - do they ask for copies to keep or can they copy a document in their office if they need to keep more evidence,? thank you so much, is there any checklist that you recommend for the interview? Thank you again!!!!
  17. I’m US citizen Filed i130 for spouse in May, finally got Noa2 10/26/2018 now just waiting to see what happens next. Called NVC and they received petition but will not hear until 4-8 weeks just hoping others can share their timeline with dates and how long their process went and what to expect Thanks 😊😊😊
  18. Most of you probably already know this but I called the Manila US Embassy a few days ago and they said that a scanned copy of the signed I-134 is fine, if you don't have the original.
  19. Is anyone else at the stage of scheduling their interview appointment online with the Ghanaian embassy? I log on the site at least 20 times a day, every single day. Not counting the times that my fiance is also checking. And each time, it says "There are currently no appointments available at this time". Have you guys notice a time frame that they are releasing new dates? Like should I be looking around the first week of the month or the last? I am so frustrated. So close, yet so far!
  20. Hi everyone, I have been working on an approved O-1 petition for the last two years in the US. Came back to Sweden over the holidays for the first time since I got it approved and had my interview at the embassy. Still waiting on my passport back. Anyone in a similar situation? Status has been saying "Administrative Processing" with no updates since I was there (Dec 18th, 2017). Officer said it was approved and that I'd receive it within a week. Didn't receive any documents. Interview location: Stockholm, Sweden Visa: O-1 Interview Date: Dec 18th, 2017 Today's date: Jan 8th Any info would be greatly appreciated... Thanks!
  21. Hi! my case was complete oct 11 of this year and I was looking to speak with other people going through nvc and case complete to interview for Rio. Currently I’m waiting for that .
  22. Kacey8361

    Montreal Interview

    Does EVERY Canadian get scheduled for an interview in Montreal? If so, will I have to bring my 2 children - ages 8 & 12. (They are also being petitioned for) Also, do we send the I-130 from Canada to the Chicago Lockbox or to Montreal? Thank uou everyone for for helping me out! Trying not to be a pain in the a$$ with all my simpleton questions. 😛
  23. I am expecting to get NOA2 in the next month. Hopefully, any Irish members who have just gone past that stage could answer my question. How long should I expect it to take to get my medical in the Mater Hospital and the interview at the US embassy? Thanks.
  24. Hello, my wife and I recently filed her AOS applications and she would like to change her hair color from her natural brown to blonde. Is this a bad idea? Would it raise questions at the interview? Thank you!
  25. So I am not looking for a table of contents but I am trying to get a feel for how people organize their content for the folder of evidence. Do you break it down into different folders and carry all in or do you have one large folder which is separated by tags ? Also what are your recommendations on the type of folders we should use ? Do you use something like this - https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-...filing+folders or something like this one - https://www.amazon.com/Expanding-Mul...+folders&psc=1 or a combination of both. Those who have gone through interviews , if you have photographs that you can share, that would be much appreciated. I am pretty happy with my table of contents so far but I am flummoxed as to how I can carry it all together (right now i am thinking of 9 different exhibit folders which seems rather inefficient)