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  1. Hello, Just wondering if anyone else in in a similar situation as myself, imagine there are many who are and many more who are in worse situation than me due to everything going on with covid-19. I came over to the US in November on a K1 visa, got married in December and then sent off the I-485 form to adjust my status in February. In March I checked my case status online line and it said "Case is Ready to Be Scheduled for An Interview." Today it still says the same thing. Now I know that all face to face interviews have been delayed due to the effect of Covid-19 but I have not received any communication in the mail, or online, from USCIS since the case status changed. If you are in a similar situation to myself, have you received anything from USCIS? Does anyone know if they are planing on skipping the interview stage, as I expect there is going to be a considerable backlog, and just issue green cards? I know something such as this hasn't happened in modern history so answers will be purely guess work but I thought I might as well ask...
  2. Hi! Our CR-1 application got documentary qualified on Sept. 24th. We are wondering how long does it usually take until we get our interview email or date in Egypt? If anyone went through this recently can you please tell me how long you waited for the interview after you got DQ? Thanks.
  3. My interview experience: Length: About 20 minutes. My Lawyer had already arrived early. My petitioner (USC Mother) and I arrived about 45 minutes before interview time. I wore my signature suit and Tie. I was called on time. My lawyer instructed that my mom stays in the waiting room. IO checked my ID. I took the Oath. From the start, IO said he was a little confused because my 2001 ETA 750 Labor Certification said EWI which was clearly an error from my then attorney. My lawyer explained to the IO that I entered on a B2 Visa. IO asked for proof and I showed him my original I-94 to satisfy that requirement and this was the only document he asked for. (Entry type would not have mattered since I was grandfathered into the 245i benefit which means EWI’s are also covered). We also had the Visa # stamp as well on my mother’s expired passport. IO then asked us to bring my father in because for some reason he thought my father was the sponsor (he is deceased). He only asked my mother her full name. IO seemed fairly new so we had to clear some stuff up. My lawyer actually did all the educating part to the IO. IO was wondering why I was using 245i if I had legal entry so my lawyer told him that I Overstayed my Visa and it was necessary for me to adjust under 245i if I wanted to do the AOS. IO asked my full name, current address and DOB. We had to correct the birth year on I-485 because it was a typographical error from USCIS. IO asked random few questions they were YES/NO and I got them all correct. He then asked for updated I-693 which I submitted to him. He then went off to check off the pages and did work on his computer. He gave me the standard white sheet which stated: ‘Your Case is being held for review’. IO said this was the normal process for everyone to run background checks. I think he had to get approval final from his supervisor. My lawyer who has 20 years of experience partially congratulated my mother and I and thought interview went well and was confident. Next morning, I woke up to ‘New Card is being produced’ which should be the 10 years and I should be eligible for Citizenship in 4 years and 9 months.
  4. I see that there aren't many users who will attend an interview at the Senegal US consulate. Anyway, for the few that are (or have already), how long does it usually take to get an interview date after DQ? If you have, mind sharing your experience? Anything helps.
  5. Hello everyone, Thankfully we're done with the interview back in March 10, 2020. We weren't approved on the spot sadly. Although we were advised to watch out for the decision in the mail. As of today we still haven't received anything. Aside from the "Interview completed" message online, there's no other updates. I'm slightly pessimistic so I can't say if the interview went well. But my partner believes so. 😅 Is the result taking too long? Or are we in for a bit of a wait? If we are, how long would the proper wait time until we need to contact them?
  6. 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!
  7. I received the NVC case #, and they told me it was assigned on 03/18/20. not sure when it is sent out and they could not give me that information, but I told my fiancé to do the DS-160 which is what I believe is part of the next step. but now im confused again, and im not sure if I read somewhere that If I had to do the DS-160 as well or is it just the beneficiary? also once we have that confirmation # what else if anything needs to be done to get an interview date? Thank for your help.
  8. Hi all, I filed the I-130, I-485 and I-765 concurrently on February 3rd along with all evidence including the I-693 that was one month old when I filed. I got a Courtesy Letter that said " a complete and signed I-693 was not submitted" and said to bring it to the interview. Then 4 days later got an update that my case is ready to be scheduled for an interview. Now I am 100% sure that the I-693 was correctly filled and signed and it was sent in a sealed packet in the same envelope as the AOS packet. Is this courtesy letter generic to everyone or is it possible the I-693 was lost/incomplete somehow? A lawyer said to go to the interview without it and tell the officer that I think a mistake has been made and that they do have the medical. If it turns out they don't, then I can mail a new one after the interview. Does anyone have experience with this?
  9. Hello VJ members! I know there’s a pandemic going on right now but I want to use this time to gather required documents so that when the world reopens I will be ready. My question is, what would be the process for my beneficiary who changed his surname? I know when we get to the interview stage he will need to bring his birth certificate with him, however it won’t match the surname on his current passport. Has anyone gone thru this before and know of the procedures? Hopefully my question makes sense. Thanks.
  10. My wife has her interview scheduled for Friday April 3rd. Currently, our local ASC office is not closed according to the USCIS webpage. I am serving in the USAF, and the DoD has been implementing measures to avoid this COVID-19 pandemic. As of this posting, USCIS has not sent us any correspondence saying that her interview has been rescheduled due to COVID-19. After speaking with my leadership, I am having concerns that the USAF may not allow my wife and I to travel to our ASC for her interview because of this outbreak. If we can't make it due to these circumstances, can I reschedule the interview with USCIS? Will we have to re-submit all of the paperwork again and pay the fees? I know this may be a difficult question to answer, but I am just wondering if anyone else is currently having a similar situation. Trying to contact USCIS over the phone is a nightmare and seems nearly impossible to reach an actual customer service representative. V/R
  11. I understand that the Embassy is closed for routine visa processing, but does anyone know if that includes the visas that where approved for expedite? since it is considered a emergency.
  12. Good day all, All documents and fees were approved and completed on my IR5 on March 7th 2019. Notice from the NVC was that an interview would be scheduled at the Consulate and I would be notified by email or mail. Does anybody know what the approximate turnover times are for the interview? Can I expect an interview in April? Thank you!
  13. I made a group for those who are pending interview in Montreal Consulate for F2A visa category. My case has been Documentarily qualified/case completed April 4th, 2019.
  14. Hi! I filed for AOS (based on a K1) in November and tonight my status changed to "Case is Ready to Be Scheduled for An Interview" which is very exciting! So now I'll make sure I have everything for my interview. My question is: do I need to bring a DS-3025 to my interview? I didn't receive a copy when I did my medical. It was just put in my sealed envelope and sent to USCIS. I haven't gotten an RFIe regarding my medical, which should mean that they have my medical documents.
  15. The N400 interview letter says to bring the naturalization or birth certificate of my US citizen (USC) spouse. My USC spouse does not have a naturalization certificate... only a US passport. Is the passport sufficient to prove US citizenship? I find it odd that the N400 interview doesn't mention the passport as a form of proof. It has served as proof thus far. My spouse was born outside the US to a US citizen parent (born and raised who passed all the legal requirements) and by law my spouse was a US citizen from birth. Before my spouse turned 18, they went with their US citizen parent to the US consulate and got a passport. They never had a naturalization certificate and I guess since they were a US citizen since birth that a naturalization certificate wouldn't make sense. They can't be naturalized if they were always a US citizen. They also don't have a US birth certificate since they weren't born in the US. Is the US passport sufficient to prove my spouse's US citizenship at the N400 interview?
  16. Hi ! Fellow VJ Members This topic is being started to share experience for US visa at Delhi Consulate / Embassy in India . Thanks
  17. Hello everyone...So me and my husband are scheduled for the AOS green card interview next week. I have checked the requirements on what we should bring on the day of the interview but because I keep on researching, many have different experiences and just wanted to ask you guys some insights on several questions on mind that I have: 1) do I have to reprint the whole AOS PACKET with affidavit of support etc... that I have already sent last time and bring it to the interview? I was confused because it says "unless otherwise submitted" but then I see other people that printed them again and brought to the interview. Redundancy? 2) it says bring some photos to show our legit marriage- Should I start making a scrapbook collage of photos from the start that I entered here in the US then married, up until now? Or should I make again another one from the start of our relationship till finish? I mean, I did that scrapbook thingy before and passed it to my interviewer for the K1 VISA interview and gave it to them and they never returned it to me, so should I make another one? what are your experiences? 3)Anyone here recent aos filers that did the ds-5540 (public charge) form and brought it to the interview? is it mandatory? Any answers would be highly appreciated!!! Thank you so much!
  18. In case you did not get an update, But beginning Sunday, March 15th until further notice, The American Cultural Center in Algiers at the United States Embassy will be closed to visitors. Keep an eye out for any updates. If any has an interview soon I highly recommend reaching out to the Embassy in terms of your interview. Refer to the image below!
  19. Hi! My wife is in the us and she applied for me in September 2017 through California service center. When she applied she had green card. She is now citizen since July 2019. We informed NVC about citizenship and they approved our documents with mail subject "Immigrant Visa Case becoming Documentarily Qualified" in August end 2019. When will I expect interview? If anyone know please reply.
  20. I already have my interview sked and also have done my medical. However, just now, I received this email from Manila IV Info. It says: "Congratulations on your upcoming immigrant visa interview. Your file is now with the U.S. Embassy in Manila. Please bring the original copies of the documents marked below (except for the Affidavit of Support, which can be a copy). Please also scan and upload documents into the CEAC portal (using your login) for the documents marked in RED. Instructions on how to upload documents into the CEAC portal is also attached for your reference." Below shows small icons with other marked with red X, so I assume this is what they mean "marked red". But I have uploaded all of these and even upon checking CEAC, they are still all there. Does this ask me to upload everything again? Thank you!
  21. Okay so my husband and I met almost 5 years ago and have been married for almost 4. We had a lot of issues in the beginning where I thought he was using me for his green card and we filed for a divorce. It was never finalized however. He applied for his political asylum in the tome being until we figured what we were going to do. We had a baby and got back together. And started filing for his green card. we got pregnant again and a year later had another baby. After the baby was born, we had another big issue and separated for a couple months. At this point I was very angry at the issue that had occurred and he was trying to take full custody of my children. I was angry and scared of him taking my children back to his country. I reported him to immigration because I honestly felt like he was using me and trying to take my children at the time. (Which I know what not true, now) we got back together again and continued with his green card process. we had his interview today and I was asked to stay in the room alone and she asked me about the report. I told her that we had issues two years ago and that I did report him because I felt that way at the time. But we are working on our marriage and going to a marriage class at our church and we resolved our communication issues that we once had. She then asked if he was lying about his asylum and I said no that his lawyer told him to apply because it would give him time to figure out what we were going to do with our relationship. My husband doesn’t know about the report. my husband came back in and she asked him where I work, he forgot the name of the place but knew my occupation and knew i worked in a hospital and where it was. Then they asked if we knew each other’s birthdays, asked my husband our anniversary and the kids birthdates which he knew, and that was it. She said we would hear back within 30 days. I am so scared that I ruined this with my stupid anger and acting on my emotions. I told the lady i was emotional after having my daughter but i don’t think she believed it. Even though it was true. All marriages have issues but we chose to work through them instead of getting divorced. We do have a legit marriage with two kids, but we just had a lot of issues in the beginning. I’m just scared that I messed it all up. I regret reporting him but at the time it’s what I believed.
  22. Hey we are having our interview in a week. What are the questions we are asked ? also i dont have sponsor original documents except the aos form Is that ok?
  23. Hey guys! My interview in Montreal is scheduled for March 30, any advice would be awesome! So anxious to get through this and get my life feeling normal by being with my hubby. Married for 4 years this summer and with him for 6.5 years this summer ❤️.. I waited til my daughters got older to do this ( they are staying in Canada, my oldest is pretty much on her own now and my younger is staying with her Dad, she’s almost 17) Any advice too on all topics mentioned is welcomed
  24. Hello, My fiance got the email attached below. I wanted to see if anyone could help out or has had a similar situation. Once we collect all the papers do we mail it to the embassy or do we take it in during his appointment? The police certificate from Syria was waived during his interview and they also emailed me saying it is waived. Now they are requesting it again? We cannot obtain this, should we just take a print of the email I have on hand that says the officer waived the requirement? Thanks!
  25. Hello, anyone here who had experienced AOS Marriage based green card interview in Las Vegas Nevada USCIS Office? Interview is next week...I'm super anxious and nervous....What should me and my husband prepare for? What do they usually ask?
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