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  1. Hello there. Any CR1/IR1 Filipino filers who had their interview in the Middle East here in VJ? I just want to ask if during the consular interview did the consular officer ask for your CENOMAR? I've read in USEM Manila pre-interview checklist they require CENOMAR for those married whose petitioner was born and lived at least 1 year in the Philippines.
  2. Hello All I thought I would make a Thread for Australian's who have their CASE COMPLETE at NVC and are waiting for an Interview to be scheduled at the US Consulate in Sydney! It might make it easy for us to keep in touch and update each other! I hope this is OK 🐨 We were DQ'd this morning so we will be waiting a while lol
  3. Hi everyone, I started this topic to help everyone waiting for her/his physical green card after she/he arrived to the United States So I hope everyone share his OS155A status and post the time between his date of entry, the immigrant fee date, the date you received the physical card in mail. Wish you all the best My status: Poe: Newark May 5 2016 Paid : April 20 2016 USCIS status: payment received on 4/20/2016
  4. Hi i received a latter from NVC, that they are working with US Embassy/Consultant DHK for setup and interview. And NVC will notify us with interview date. But its been 2 month we did not get any response from NVC. My ques are, Does my case will effect by Trump Executive orders, which is suspended visa till Dec 31? How long NVC will take to set up that interview appointment? Which month we should expect the call for interview? is U.S Embassy / Consultant DHK, Bangladesh are woking on process for visa or not? Note: visa category- IR1. Applied on 2017 dec with green card. And status changed on july. Got NVC email on june. Please help us to understand. Thanks in advance..
  5. Hi i received a latter from NVC, that they are working with US Embassy/Consultant DHK for setup and interview. And NVC will notify us with interview date. But its been 2 month we did not get any response from NVC. My ques are, Does my case will effect by Trump Executive orders, which is suspended visa till Dec 31? How long NVC will take to set up that interview appointment? Which month we should expect the call for interview? Note: visa category- IR1. Applied on 2017 dec with green card. And status changed on july. Got NVC email on june. Please help us to understand. Thanks in advance..
  6. Hello I am looking at my i864 affidavit of support and on the top right corner it says expiration date 03/31/2020. Does this mean I have to submit an updated one? I have an interview later this month and I am wondering if I have to submit a new one signed by my sponsor again. My father is the sponsor for my husband because I did not make enough I was a student full time. If he filed taxes as married filing jointly with my mom but she has not worked for many years do I also have to submit the I864A... thank you in advance
  7. During my interview I was asked to upload proof of domicile in CEAC. There current status for these documents is 'Submitted' (uploaded to applicant's civil documents). My question is before any further process, will the status of these documents change from Submitted to Accepted?
  8. Hey all, Does anyone happen to know if spouse needs a passport (she doesn't have one at the time of writing, but is in the process of getting one), to begin the ir-1 visa process? I am using the online tool on the USCIS website and it allows me to skip the questions (47-50) and it doesn't fall under the documents we need to provide with the I-30(A) forms so was wondering if this would hinder the process later down the line. Thanks in advance!
  9. Hello eveyone: I've been following the page for some time and I've been wondering something regarding the CR1/IR1 visa. (My spouse is an American Citizen and I'm Mexican) Currently we're living abroad and I was wondering if at the end of the process we get the visa approved does that mean we have to move back to America right away? This is because we might start the process when we turn 2 years of marriage but whilst the process is still going we'll be living abroad and we'll have to sort things out before going to the US. Is there any "grace period"? (hopefully I've been clear with my question) Cheers.
  10. Any update on Mumbai Consulate for IR1/CR1 interviews ? Anyone whose interviews were cancelled in March please share your experience.
  11. Hello to all VJ's! It has been a long time since I last posted here. I hope you guys are all safe and healthy amidst this crazy pandemic that's still going on. I just need some valuable piece of advice especially from the pros and experienced people in here but everyoneis welcome! 🙂 Here's a little background about my story. I married a USC in 2012 in the Philippines. We went over the IR1 process and in Oct 2015, I arrived here in the US soil with the husband on a 10 yr GC. We were happily married and no kids until 2016, I caught him cheating.. not just once or twice or thrice but 4x! I fought and stayed married until the marriage became overly unhealthy and toxic. I asked the ex for divorce but he continously refused to give it to me. I didn't want to file first because the Philippines doesn't recognize divorce and me being still a Filipino citizen. As to my understanding, if I file here first, I would still be legally married in PH and didn't want that to be the case. Fast forward Dec 2019, I moved out and went on vacation to be with my family back home in the Philippines while trying to process what happened to my marriage and what the future holds for me when I get back to the states. Moving forward, we are separated since last December. And just last week he finally agreed and we filed for divorce, him being the petitioner. My question is first - While the divorce is in process, should I change my last name back to my maiden name NOW or just retain the ex's last name? (If I do now, I know it's a lot of work and will have to change all my documents and identifications.) But in the future if ever I remarry, would that be easier to change it later? Which is better or beneficial perhaps? Second - I will be applying for a US citizenship 🇺🇲 by end of this year as me being a permanent resident of 5 yrs. (Also btw, ex didn't want to file for my citizenship during our 3 yrs of marriage so I'll be filing for mine.) If I decide to change my last name back to my maiden name now, would that have any effect in my citizenship application later? Or if I retain the ex's last name then apply for citizenship, do I have to file for a petition to change it which might be bloodier? I'm not really sure! Is there any consequence or draw back to that? Or is there anything else I'm missing or need to know that might be helpful in my current situation? I'm just a bit confused about this whole new thing going on in my life right now. Please enlighten me. I'd rather do the right or best thing now and not look back and say "I could have done better." I'd highly appreciate any advice or input regarding this matter. Thank you all in advance! ✌
  12. I want to know WHEN/Date/Year did you apply for your spouse and if you are still in process, WHAT IS THE CURRENT STATUS OF YOUR CASE as of today. I just want to have a rough idea of Pakistani Immigration Visas issuance. If you got your VISA in 2019 or 2020, let me know too!
  13. Good day everyone. Our cases (IR1 and IR2) are now sent to NVC. We know that it can take up to weeks to receive the case numbers. While waiting, we would like to prepare the supporting documents that we will be needing to upload in addition to the I-864 form. My husband (petitioner) is an active duty USAF. These are the documents that we are going to upload. What do you think guys? Are we missing something? Do we need to add other documents? Thank you for your input. ☐ IRS tax transcript 2019 (most recent) ☐ W-2 Form 2019 ☐ Pay stubs or Leave and Earnings Statement (last 6 months) ☐ Bank statements (last 6 months) ☐ Letter of employment (Example: "NAME and RANK has been a full-time employee of the United States Army since 2019 and is in good standing with an annual income of "$$$$" - Signed[immediate Supervisor]") ☐ Proof of Military Active Duty
  14. Hi all, I have my interview next week and I am wondering if there is a law that states that US spouse visa interview MUST be conducted in person rather than an alternative, like zoom? Or perhaps, a different consulate (In Melbourne?) Is there a US federal regulation or Act I can refer to? Would anyone know where to find such rule Thanks!
  15. Hello everyone, I am at a loss with several questions and I am not sure where to find these answers anymore. I hope someone can help. I am French, living in China. My wife is US citizen, we got married in 2017 in China, where we met. Planned for CR1 visa through DCF filing and then hoped to move together to the US last year. I had first interview in May 2019 in Guangzhou embassy but my case was denied with a 221g slip because of missing document. Our work visa and contract in China ended in July 2019. So I would have had to leave and go to France and she to the USA. But DCF is only when both spouses are living overseas; so we would have had to start over with normal process filing CR1. So instead, we renewed our contract in China for 1 more year and went on vacation abroad in summer. As the CR1 visa is only valid for 6 months, I couldnt get the interview too soon after, so we decided to schedule a new appointment in January - to then move to the USA together in July. But all appointments were cancelled for months due to COVID 19. We couldn't even send the requested missing documents by mail because their services were closed and they never officially agreed for us to use email. In May 2020 - 1 year after interview - my case status says REFUSED. Although it appears this happened for all cases delayed after Covid, as per July 15th, my status has still not changed After months of waiting, our 1 year contract ended again and this time my wife decided to leave China for good anyways because of prior commitments in the USA. As for me, I had the choice of going back to France or stay longer in China. As backlog of cases has increased immensely after all embassies were closed, I thought it would be help our case if I stayed in China to do the follow up interview. So I decided to stay for 6 more months on my own - new contract ends in January - and redo the appointment in August 2020 in Guangzhou. Here are my questions 1. According to instructions, I have to complete form DS 260 - again ? - but now my status has changed. Since my wife no longer lives overseas with me, are we still allowed to follow up on the same DCF filing or will my case automatically be denied, now that she is back in the USA ? 2. I had to renew my passport because no more visa pages available. Do I simply add new info on DS 260 form or should I provide the new data somewhere else ? Is this going to impact my case with more delays ? 3. The email states that if I fail to act within 1 year after first denial, my case will be terminated. The reason I failed is obviously due to the embassy being closed. But even after asking them so many times, I still don't know if my case is still valid. Anyone else in the same situation ? 4. Last year, we applied for CR1, but now we have been technically married for more than 2 years, so we should be entitled to IR 1 instead. Is there any change in the process ? Should I provide any new document not mentioned in the email due to this change of status ? 5. If I manage to get the interview in August in Guangzhou, I'll have to leave the passport at the embassy. I need to fly there as I live in a different province. How do I fly back without my passport ? Do they provide any receipt or identity proof that I can use in China in the meantime ? Or can I mail them my passport a few days after once I'm back home ? If anyone could provide any information on the subject, I'd be very grateful This is the EMAIL I received Dear Applicants, /尊敬的申请人, Under the section 221(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, the Consulate General is unable to issue you an immigrant visa (IV) at this time. If you have already submitted your passport to the Consulate General, we will keep your passport with your file pending the issuance of your visa. Please return to the Consulate for further consideration to your visa application. 根据移民国籍法案221(g)条款,本馆目前不能批准你的移民签证。如果你的护照已经提交至本馆,本馆将会保留你的护照及档案,直至签证批准。请回领事馆以便我们对你的签证申请作进一步的考虑。 NOTICE FOR APPLICANTS RETURNING TO THE CONSULATE: /回馆通知: • Please follow these steps to schedule your follow up visa interview: □ Once you receive this notice, please visit the ustraveldocs.com website and register your chosen delivery location. If you have already registered, you do not need to register again. Failure to register prior to your visa interview will result in delay of your visa application. □ Once registered, visit ustraveldocs.com and go to “New Application/ Schedule Appointment", select "Immigrant Visa", then select "Follow up appointment" to schedule your visa interview appointment. Please note that Tuesday afternoon is the only eligible day for follow up visa interviews. Appointments scheduled on any time other than Tuesday afternoon will be cancelled and the applicants will not be allowed to enter the Consulate. • For All Applicants: Please return to the Consulate General for a second interview. • For All Applicants: Please complete FORM DS-260 (Online Immigrant Visa Application & Registration) at https://ceac.state.gov/IV. For instructions and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on completing the DS-260, please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/forms/online-immigrant-visa-forms/ds-260-faqs.html. Once you have completed FORM DS-260, return to the Consulate General on the date/time designated above to submit the printed DS-260 confirmation page and have your oath taken in front of a consular officer. PLEASE BRING DOCUMENT(S) BELOW TO THE CONSULATE: /请回馆时带以下材料: • For All Applicants: Please submit a passport (with at least 8 months validity), all old passports which have valid USA visas, and two new visa photos taken within the past 6 months. Colored/eye altering contact lenses or eyeglasses is not allowed in visa photos. For further details on photo requirements please visit: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/photos.html • For All Applicants: Please submit a notarized Police Certificate. • For All Applicants: Please return to the panel physician for a new medical examination and medical report and then submit the medical report. Please do not submit the chest X-ray • Please submit 1 complete set(s) of 2019 IRS Tax Transcripts and W-2s, from the joint sponsor. NOTICE FOR RETURNING TO THE CONSULATE: /回馆须知: WARNING: IF YOU FAIL TO TAKE THE ACTION REQUESTED WITHIN ONE YEAR FOLLOWING VISA DENIAL UNDER SECTION 221(g) OF THE IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT, SECTION 203(g) OF THE ACT REQUIRES THAT YOUR APPLICATION BE TERMINATED. IN ADDITION, APPLICANTS WHO WAIT MORE THAN A YEAR TO PURSUE THEIR CASE AFTER A 221(G) REFUSAL MUST REPAY THE IV APPLICATION FEE BEFORE PROCESSING OF THE APPLICATION MAY RESUME. 警告:如果你是根据移民国籍法221条(g)项被拒签,在拒签之日起一年之内没有按要求办理,根据203条(g)项,你的移民申请将会被终止。另外,在被拒签超过一年后才打算继续办理申请的签证申请人,必须重新缴纳移民申请费。
  16. Hi everyone. I thought I would create a thread fo all of us who have petitions pending in China during this outbreak to share information. The embassy was closed last week due to the Chinese extension of spring festival holiday, and now the embassies have suspending visa services due to the US government’s limited staffing at the embassies and due to the president’s proclamation banning entry of foreigners who have been in China in the past 14 days. For myself, my fiancé visa petition was scheduled to be shipped to Guangzhou embassy last week and it didn’t ship, the next scheduled shipment is supposed to be next week on the 18th. At this point I don’t even think that’s going to happen. NVC says that they will of course extended the validity period of petitions they couldn’t be processed by the Embassies in China due to the outbreak, but that doesn’t worry me as much as trying to figure out when my loved one is gonna be able to get here. Anyone else out there in similar circumstances?
  17. Hello Members, I hope you are all well. Have you recently filled the Writ of Mandamus for your IR1 ?📃✒ Have your case moved or its paused due to Covid..?📰
  18. Hello, my wife applied for me who is an US citizen. I did my interview at US Embassy in Dhaka on April 2017. At the end, Consulate officer told me that my interview is approved and could collect my passport with visa within 10 to 15 days. But, unfortunately, my case went to administrative Processing which I realized by checking the ceac status. After six months, on November 2, 2017, Embassy emailed me for re-medical because previous one is expired. So, I done my new medical same day. Next week, I contacted with Embassy, then Embassy replied me: “We have received the new medical examination report of this case. Now, this case is under additional review. Once the review is complete our visa collection center will contact the applicant with updated instructions. This will take time. We appreciate your patience and understanding in this matter." Here, I don’t understand after receiving my new medical how come it went to again additional review. I thought Embassy finished my AP then emailed me for new medical. I am really frustrated.
  19. I might be able to catch a flight from Lebanon to Germany (transit)to the US. will i be able to do so if i hold an IR1 visa? did anyone try doing this before? TIA
  20. I am marrying my fiance in his home country of the Dominican Republic soon. We will be doing the CR1 visa. He does not come from much money but has a solid work history and technical training title/studied english/graduated high school/is a caregiver. I am in law school and will be using my dad as joint sponsor (who makes well above the necessary amount to sponsor). I am concerned that because I am not currently making money (since I am a full time student) that our application will be denied with the new state department's stricter guidelines. Does anyone have any advice or similar experiences?
  21. Hello everyone, I am a US citizen petitioning for my wife, a Filipino citizen. We married in Hong Kong and lived together in Macau for several years while I worked there. Because of a job change, I had to come back to the United States. As soon as I learned of this (back in early 2019), we submitted an application for an IR-1 visa. Because my wife's visa was linked to my work permit, she had to return to the Philippines a few months after we submitted our application. Thus, we requested in our application that my wife's visa interview be held at the US Embassy in Manila. We recently received our NVC case number. However, the notice said that my wife would have to appear for an interview at the US Consulate in Hong Kong. Because of COVID-19 related travel restrictions (Hong Kong is denying entry to all foreign nationals until at least September 18), that simply would not be possible. I would be curious to know what people's recent experiences have been with requests for changes in interview location (from one country to another; not just within a country). How long does it typically take? Thank you very much for your time.
  22. Hi everyone. Petitioning my wife and daughter in the Philippines. Question for AoS. Were in the process of submitting AoS and IV fee. I made almost $37000 last year 2019. I live with my parents and sister. Do i need to count them for the affidavit of support which will be total of 6. Or just 3 of us with my wife and daughter? Next is the DS-260. There is a delay on passport processing in the philippines for 2 months. And one of the question is Passport number. Do we have to wait for their passport to arrive before we fill up DS-260? Thank you! 🙏
  23. S' vremena na vreme VisaJourney odradi "ciscenje servera" i zatvori velike teme. S' obzirom da nama treba prostor za stare i nove clanove, evo ovde mozemo da nastavimo sa pricom i savetima o procesu dobijanja viza za USA. Na linku ispod mozete naci stari topic koji je zatvoren za komentare ali je pun dobrih saveta. Dobrodosli <3
  24. Hi guys, I completed my interview and my passport pick up date was in March (I got a yellow slip) . However, the day before my pick up- the embassy announced that they are closing for COVID. The country has opened officially from last week but the US embassy remains closed. I have emailed them regarding this and they reply with an automated email. Any idea how i could reach them? and when the embassy might open? My husband and I miss each other so much and it has been so long I wish i could see him soon.
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