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  1. 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
  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. Hey everyone, Just filed I-130 and I-130a online and we got a notification of receipt on USCIS that I believe is the NOA 1. Now starts the long wait for NOA2. I hope it's not too long but I know that realistically we're looking at a wait for about a year. Fortunately we're lucky and we've been living together (out of the US) since we've been married, so we won't have to do long distance anymore. It looks like our case was sent to Nebraska which I hear is a fast one? I noticed that there isn't a thread for Nov 2022 filers yet so I figured this one could be it. Stressing out Waiting is more fun when it's done with others who are in the same boat
  4. We are all keeping track of the slow processing at ISL embassy for IR1/CR1. Wanting to start this thread to share IL/DQ dates, interview tips or questions and spread hope. 😇
  5. I couldn’t find a thread for October 2022 I-130 filers here is my timeline so far Filed: Oct 3, 2022 NOA1: Oct 6, 2022. Guys let's use this post to keep track of our cases. Good luck everyone.
  6. I was a regular reader of the last London thread to keep myself updated with current timelines etc before it went to 70+ pages and way off topic. I thought it was such a useful resource so I’ve decided to start the ball rolling again so we can keep each other updated on news as it comes in. To kick us off, me and my wife were DQ 10th July so we’re hoping to get our interview appointment email early November. It appears June DQ dates have been scheduled so hoping this is our time after literally years of waiting. Fingers crossed for no Tier 3 lockdown in London!
  7. Greetings everyone, My wife has an interview coming up this monday at Islamabad u.s embassy. She was born in iran and lived her whole life in iran (Afghanistan nationality) upon researching i noticed that most of Iranians goes through extreme vetting and security check . And will be asked to fill for ds 5535 which will delay the visa issuance by months. i just want to know if there is any Iranian that had there visa issued without filling form ds-5535 . Case type ir1 . thank you in advance ❤️
  8. Hello everyone, I received IR1 VISA when my marriage wasn't two years old yet. I and my spouse got married on August 17 2020 in the USA cause I was here for an internship. I entered the USA on June 28 2022 it wasn't two years old yet but just a month and half away. Now I received my card and it's saying 10 years of validity. I'm asking if it's a mistake if so what should I do? Or what I have to do? Please share your thoughts, opinions, experiences...
  9. For the IR-1 medical exam in China is the full course of the covid vaccine required or just one dose? The Guangzhou consulate page says the full course is required, in which case we'll do it ourselves in advance. https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/GUZ-Guangzhou.html#med_exam_instructions The civil surgeon's instructions say the full course is not required and just one dose administered along with the rest of them during the medical exam is fine. https://www.cdc.gov/immigrantrefugeehealth/civil-surgeons/vaccinations.html#covid-19-vaccination I'm guessing they just didn't update the Guangzhou consulate's page. Can anyone confirm the most up-to-date requirements? I also wanted to ask if anyone knows which covid vaccine(s) the medical examiner in Shanghai will/could give? Thanks in advance.
  10. I would like to get my wife coming from Colombia on a CR1 visa setup in the system to be conditionally approved. As quickly as possible because I plan to make a trip back to Colombia a few months after first entry and I would like to be conditionally approved so that when we return she can finish the process. Would I need to wait for the green card to arrive in the mail or is that information I need to register for Global entry located on her CR1 immigrant visa? Or, is the green card number used to register with global entry. Is that generated as the card is being produce or do they take the previous numbers attached to my wife's visa and file and use that as the green card number?
  11. Hi not sure if there’s already a topic here for July 2022 I-130 Filers. My husband got a text notif that USCIS received our forms (CR1) on July 20, still waiting for the letter in the mail though. How long does it usually take to get in the mail? It’s been only a few days but the anxiety is real 😅
  12. I had the additional documents with me and I showed them to the officer. The officer was happy about them but they asked me to upload them to CEAS and gave me 221g, I then uploaded the documents to CEAC on the spot. Along with the 221g they gave me a form with instructions, the last instruction is to send the original documents to the embassy via DX delivery. Which I did. My questions are: 1- Did I have to do this (send them to the embassy via DX)? since the officer already looked at the original documents in the interview, but they were only concerned that they weren't uploaded? 2- Also, I sent original documents, and I need them for the future, does the US embassy return those documents along with the passport? 3- And if so how long does the US embassy in London usually take to change the status for such scenario from Refused to Issued? Thanks in advance!
  13. Just found this thread and it has brought me so much joy. I hate sitting in limbo land being unable to plan my life until I know when I can head back to the States. Before finding this thread I wasn’t sure if it would be a 3 month wait or an 8month wait. EB1 I-140 approved end of June, all fees paid, documents and DS-260 submitted around August 22. Not sure how long DQing takes or if being EB1 affects anything, but I’m hoping that I could get an interview scheduled early next year at the London embassy. Not sure if anyone in a similar boat has some insight… Thank you for this thread!
  14. Hello everyone, I am wondering if anyone has received an interview appointment at the Abu Dhabi Embassy after recently getting their DQ. it would be great if someone would share their experience.
  15. Hello, I am immigrating on IR1 visa and my interview is next month. I was an international student in the US and left to my home country after university. Prior to leaving I had 2 speeding tickets that I forgot to pay. After few years I came across them and called the courts to find out that I had 2 arrest warrants for not paying. I immediately stood before judges via Zoom, Judges dismissed both cases after paying the fines. Thus, both the arrest warrants dismissed. My immigration attorney answered the following question with ’NO’ since I didn’t get arrested.. Again, I was NEVER ARRESTED, but was issued an arrest warrant after leaving the US. Cases and warrants were dismissed after paying the fines. Should I have answered ‘Yes’? Is this going to trigger an administrative processing? I can’t change DS-260, Should I disclose it in advance prior to the interview or only if I was asked about it? Many thanks.
  16. Hello members! My question is simple, say you get your visa sorted out and in hand before the 2-year wedding anniversary mark and you decide to wait until after the anniversary to enter the US. Does that make you illegible for the 10-year green card? Or will you still be given the 2-year conditional green card? Meaning, does the counting start when you get your visa in hand or when you enter American soil? I'd like to thank everyone for taking the time to check this post.
  17. UPDATE FROM WARSAW POLAND US EMBASSY INTERVIEW COMPLETED, VISA ISSUANCE DELAYED So we are now in Warsaw Poland, we completed the US Embassy interview last Tuesday, that was 1 week ago as I type this update. The total interview time took about 2.25 hours. Most of the time was just waiting for her number to be called once inside. The interview was scheduled for 8am, we arrived at the embassy at 7:45am there were already about 30-40 people standing in line. There was a line coordinator working the line and we were separated into two lines one for the non-immigrant visa folks, and one for immigrant visa folks. I was not needed/allowed to go inside with my wife during the interview. She was inside by 8:15. I had to wait 2+ hours on the street outside. Nowhere to sit, no coffee shop, no cafe near by. While inside she was given a number. When called she presented her documents to an immigration officer, a woman that spoke good Russian, she reviewed the documents and said 'its all in order' gave her documents back and asked her to sit down again and wait for her number. About an hour or more later she was called to the 2nd official, a man with not so good Russian. He spent less than a minute reviewing her documents and asked her two questions: 1. How did you meet your husband 2. How long have you known your husband Though she had every document requested in the instructions to be sure to bring with you, he asked her to return to the hotel and upload her updated birth certificate and police report and he indicated they would then process her visa quickly and she could pick it up at the mailboxes ETC. We went back to the hotel, scanned and uploaded the two documents within 1.5 hours. The need to do this was understandable since her original police certificate expired because of the long delay between moving her case from Moscow to Poland and the delay in obtaining an interview. The need for the birth certificate update was because my wife decided she wanted a brand new birth certificate that was in perfect condition, her original was partially not perfectly readable in the area for her birth city....so she got a new one and the officer noticed they were different so its understandable to upload the new one. LESSON LEARNED: If any of your documents expire or change, its a SUPER GOOD IDEA to upload them before your interview so that they are already in the system before your interview. Why the official couldn't just copy and upload them or put them in a folder I don't know but its not part of their process apparently. The official assured her that if she did this quickly (the upload) they would quickly process her visa and it would be available for pickup in a few days at the mailboxes etc. THIS DID NOT HAPPEN.... We have extended our stay an additional week in Warsaw, and this has been expensive to change flights, get a hotel for an additional week, food, etc. It's near impossible to get anyone on the phone that can tell you anything more than to just wait. We check the CEAC web site profile several times a day for an update, nothing after a week now. No email communications from the embassy, no communications at all. The Warsaw embassy has several ways to communicate with them. This includes live online chat, Skype and web phone call. The live online chat turned out to just be a robot and I was unable to actually get my chat routed to a human. I wasted about 30 minutes repeating my wife's name, passport number, birthdate and email address to the robot only to at the end be told it was a holiday. It's Tuesday morning and not a holiday in US or Poland I got no response to the Skype message I sent even after adding the correct Skype account to my contacts, no response at all The web talk phone call just took me to the same voice response system that calling the number on the website provided Called the number on the site +48 22 307 1361 (see below) Finally got a human on the phone this morning, talked for 20-30 minutes, he answered questions and was quite patient but could not indicate how long we might have to wait...that is how much longer we will have to wait. No indication whatsoever how much longer. The problem is that obviously we need to get back to work, we do not have unlimited funds to stay in Warsaw for an indeterminate time. To compound the issue, the embassy has my wife's passport and she obviously can not leave Warsaw/board a plane without it. We can get her passport back by doing a request for it to be returned, this can take 2-3 days, and if we do that we (apparently) do not have to return for an interview, BUT she will have to submit her passport again using the correct form and the support agent told me several times that the passport can ONLY be mailed from the mailboxes ETC location in Warsaw! It can not be mailed from any other location! Are you sure I asked him several times! MY level of frustration is just off the scale, apparently you can't just walk down to the embassy and explain your situation to anyone, there is no way to expedite your request or processing, you can only get your passport back and start all over or sit and wait an unknown amount of time. If this is what happens when you have a simple immigration case where the parties have known each other for 7+ years, been married for 5+ years and appear with all original documents as requested, I can't imagine what a hard case must be like. At this point we are wondering if we can stay an additional week....and the only advice we have to offer is to be sure if any of your documents changed to upload the updated version to the CEAC site well before the interview. If they do not need to be updated, DON'T...they were already approved. There is no need to update documents that are not expired (like a police report) and that have already been accepted and approved. Any sage advice would surely be appreciated.
  18. Related question, if the immigrant enter the US before the 2 year mark and receives a 2 year GC, what is the process for switching to a 10 year GC once you pass the anniversary?
  19. Hi, I’m going through the list of documents it says I need to provide at my interview and it just says to bring originals of all Civil Documents and there’s no need to bring any of the financial evidence / forms that were uploaded to the NVC. However when I read about people’s experiences here they’ve talked about bringing their I-864 form as well as recent tax returns. Is this “just to be safe” or is it something they specifically ask for at the London embassy. thanks!
  20. I submitted form 1040 tax returns for myself and the joint sponsor. NVC sent a message asking for W2 or 1099 forms. we dont have these as joint sponsor is self employed and I am not employed and live abroad. What should I do?
  21. Hi everyone. My husband's CR1 recently got approved. Our second year of marriage will complete next month on the 9th of August. I was wondering that should he delay him coming to the US after the USA after 9th of August so that he gets 10 year greencard rather than 2 and we wont have to go through the hassle of removing conditions for him. One more thing is he travels after the 9th of August and at the port of entry should we tell the immigration officer to stamp him 10 year greencard rather than 2 or they will do it themselves? and Should he carry the original marriage certificate with him?
  22. So it has been 7 months since my husband interview and it is suppose to be sent back for revocation i emailed the consulate to see if I could try and see if they still had my case at the embassy and try and get the Diplomatic pouch number and I noticed the date updated on ceac so does this means it is still at the embassy I assume ? I sent a inquiry to uscis they got a few more days to respond to my request. Just wondering lately have anyone who had a case returned get a notification on ceac or just logged onto uscis and saw the update for a noir or reaffirmation
  23. My spouse and two stepchildren (one minor, one 23 year old adult whose age was frozen due to CSPA) got their respective (independent) IR1 and IR2 visas to travel to the US. The adult stepchild has now decided to stay back in the home country and effectively abandon their IR2. Will this affect in any way my spouse or minor stepchild who will be traveling to the US soon?
  24. My sister is petitioning my BIL that lives in Mexico but is Colombian. Could he have his interview in Bogota since Mexico is a Longer wait. He is a resident of Mexico, but a citizen of Colombia.
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