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  1. 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?
  2. My wife she is us citizen , she was arrested that month for drugs trafficking , i received the NVC welcome letter that month as well , about affidavit of support I have a co-sponsor , should I proceed and pay nvc fees or I will get a denial ?
  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. Dear, Visa Journey colleagues. My husband (US citizen) and I got married on April, 30th 2018 in Korea and we are currently under the NVC stage with immigration visa (CR1/IR1). As my husband wanted to stay with him, I've been going back and forth between US and Korea with ESTA (VISA WAIVER - up to 90 days stay) until now. We've been on going this immigration process through the lawyer (case priority date ; June, 2018), which is very unhelpful and wasting of time and money , And currently we got stuck at NVC stage for document review so long. After our lawyer's office screwed uploading papers on NVC portal a several times (duh), finally all documents were accepted EXCEPT the J1 visa document related to me. the J1 visa document was uploaded on the NVC portal on Sep. 2018, but no one reviewed it so far on the NVC end. the lawyer's office made an inquiry about it, however, all we could hear from the NVC is a sort of generic respond saying, "the document is still under review." . (Even this moment, we don't really trust what the lawyer office does. we didn't just fire them since we paid the balance and it seems like we are almost done with this painful visa journey) As I need to go back to Korea again on this upcoming April, to not overstay in the US with ESTA, We couldn't tolerate that kind of delays any further and finally spoke with the representative this morning after making more than 30 times of calls, needless to say we were on hold more than 40 minutes. (My husband always calls them but seems like he has more luck when I am with him while making a call 😮) The lady saying "due to the recent system update, the system might not show the document to the NVC officer for reviewing and that's what happens to you unfortunately. there's nothing I can do with it." It was really outrageous that we all could see the document on our end but NVC officer couldn't see it...? Even if it is true, c'mon.. How many times we made inquires about "that specific document" so far... srsly....!! Me and my husband was so furious, literally lost our words what to say, and asking her back how come no one contacts us regarding the issue,,, she replied to us ; there are so many cases, we cannot just review one by one and revert the opinion back, also said there's nothing she could do about it and just re upload the document on the portal. I know They have notorious fame with their case handling manner and it has been the issue for so many years and we're very exhausted with this kind of emotional distress. However, we really want to address this unbelievable issue to somewhere for the immediate attention on the case, regardless it is effective or not, as we believe some people need to speak their voice for the other people to prevent the same issue. I mean, We pursue the immigration process in a legit way, but consequently we are the victims due to the ignorance and systemic issue of the government. So Please Please advise where we could make complaints, either official or not, other than emailing / calling NVC, If you have any idea... (We already asked the lawyer for the channels, but we don't really expect positive answer from them.) Thank you in advance, Sincerely, K.
  5. 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
  6. I could not find a general forum for all the Texas Service Center filers to come together and share their progress. This will give us TSC filers a general idea of what dates they are currently working on. My timeline is in my signature. Good luck to everyone, keep us up to date on your progress!
  7. 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.
  8. anyone here doing consular processing thru the London embassy or requested expedite at NVC level? we've been waiting so long to hear back from the NVC as to whether or not the London Embassy will grant the expedite.
  9. These sites helped me a lot. https://slec.ph/us-visa-applicants.php#immigrant https://www.visaconnection-philippines.com/medical---slec.html God bless!
  10. I applied for an Ir1 visa for my wife. Our case have been expedited through USCIS and NVC due to our sons medical condition who is in the US. We just had our interview at the embassy on January 6th 2019, and the officer told us that that all documents are complete and he doesn’t need anything else at the moment. He also said that my case will be rejected due to the travel ban (my wife the applicant is from Yemen) but they will review if she qualifies for a waiver. I said thank you for your help and left the embassy. On that same day I checked the case on CEAC and it said REFUSED the next day it swiched to ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESSING. It’s been 6 days since the interview and they’ve updated the “ Case Last Updated ” a few times as shown below. Janurary 2019 6th: REFUSED casE last updated— 06-JAN-2019 7th: ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESSING case last updated—07-JAN-2019 8th: ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESSING case last updated—08-JAN-2019 9th: ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESSING case last updated—09-JAN-2019 10th: ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESSING Case last updatd—10-JAN-2019 11th: ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESSING case last updated—10-JAN-2019 I need your your guyses help on how long does it normally take for an EXPEDITED case due to medical condition take to get through AP, and if there’s anyone going through this or has gone through it?
  11. Hi, I got married on July 02, 2017. I had my visa interview on September 05, 2018 and got my CR-1 visa issued on September 06, 2018. However, I walked in for visa interview of my nephew and consular officer kept my passport for further processing on case. We have been waiting for processing to complete since October 01, 2018. We have been married for 2 years, 7 months and 24 days till date. Recently, I got an email from embassy that my processing has been completed successfully and they asked me to submit updated Medical Examination report and recent visa photos. My question here is: Will I get CR1 or IR1 stamped and if not, what I need to do to get it changed? Thank you in advance for your guidance Regards
  12. So my husband went for his first interview at the Consulate in El Salvador on September 4th 2019 I was there with him. He was handed a paper and the lady said congrats you are approved your passport will be available in 7-10 days at the Cargo Expreso you chose. Well 2 weeks, 3 weeks went by and nothing I began emailing and all I was told was it was in AP which to my understanding was normal but not for that long for approvals. My husband has no criminal background, zero tattoos, no medical issues, never been in a gang etc. We got an email and they requested a second interview at the consulate on Oct 3rd at 2pm. He received the email from FPUSS which with my investigating is Fraud Prevention Unit San Salvador. I found it weird because they weren't requiring me to attend so it wasn't a marriage fraud and all the threads I read were due to tattoos and he has zero. He went to his interview and he said it was around 45-1 hour long and they questioned his life in El Salvador prior to coming to the US. They were extremely focused on his father which has been dead for almost 9 years and was killed by gang members. My husband left El Salvador before 18 years of age due to the violence and the crime. They kept asking him why he liked Nike years ago, why they killed his dad, and about a brother he doesn't speak to. They drilled and drilled him and asked if he was a gang member etc. Told him they knew about his family in the US and facebook and this and that he said that's fine I will give you access to get into my facebook if youd like. They told him no need. At the end he said they told him in a week or so he would get an email with next steps, denial, or approval. Now mind you he was already approved at his first appointment. Now we are just waiting I haven't been able to find anything on someone with a similar situation. Has anyone been through this? Most of the stories I see are they are given a 221g paper, tattoos, etc but that's not the case with my husband. I guess its a waiting game now.
  13. So, you've made it through the NVC in 2020 and your case is being sent on to Montreal (finally)? Please post your case complete/documentarily qualified date here for easy tracking! Cheers!
  14. Hi guys! I probably have posted a lot of questions here and I'm very sorry bout it. But here is another one. 😅 I was wondering if I can take the medical exam like maybe 20 days before the interview? I have read some that did their medical before and was advised not to because of validity? Any info on this? Thank you!
  15. Hello all, My husband (petitioner) is sponsoring me for visa IR1 he currently got laid off from his company as the company is shutting down. We got Interview letter already and it’s hard to find a job he’ll be accompanying me to the interview. And his last three year income were above 40k But the question is will we get 221g for he not working? Shall i carry co-sponsor affidavit to avoid any such circumstances? kindly letme know anything please
  16. Hello everyone , i'm filling the form I-130a for visa CR1, i'm 22 and my wife is 20. my question is are we getting any difficulties or denial because our age? even she's working since she got graduated from highschool, and we have a good joint sponsor? thanks for your answers
  17. Hello VJ friends, I'm currently waiting for my interview at the Montreal consulate (DQ on Dec 9) and am reading up on what I am required to bring to the interview. On the pre-interview checklist (https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/MTL-Montreal.html#pre_interview_checklist) it says to bring the following: "Your original birth certificate and that of your petitioner if applicable, English translation, and a photocopy." My question is: In what scenario is it applicable to bring a petitioners original birth certificate? My husband was not born in America but is naturalized and we used a photocopy of my husband's passport to show proof of his US citizenship in our iI30 application. Thus far, we have never submitted a copy of his birth certificate in the process. It's not a big deal as we do have his birth certificate but we would need to get it translated and I'm wondering if this is something we need to do before the interview. Has anyone out there been in this situation? What happened when you went to the interview? Did they ask for the petitioner birth certificate AND passport? Thank you :)
  18. I was finding appointment for VAC and I was logging in again and again to find a date for biometrics according to my interview date but now they are showing no appointments available, will I get a date tomorrow Any suggestions
  19. Do we have an online I-130 filing guide on visajourney yet?
  20. How long NVC reviews before you get DQ-ed? Can i send expedite email while waiting? Thanks
  21. I got an email on 01/24/2020 saying that I am DQ'd and that I should wait until NVC generates an interview letter. My case will be handled by Mumbai consulate in India. How soon should I expect the interview letter? Once I receive interview letter, how soon do I get to interview at Mumbai consulate? Appreciate your help! Thank you
  22. Today I went to the embassy to receive my passport with the visa stamped on. I noticed that the visa type they issued was CR1 but ive been in AP long enough and my 2nd marriage anniversary passed months ago so i should receive IR1 type of visa. I went to inform the officer about this and she took everything back and told me to come back tomorrow Did this happen to anyone before? I am kind of worried that it may take long 😕
  23. Hi! I would like to know how long MNL Philippines embassy schedules an interview for spousal visa of a US PR? I am applying for CR1 visa application. Thank you!!!!
  24. Please help me out by reviewing my I-130 cover sheet below and please let me know if I am missing something? Any suggestions? Cover letter A check for the amount of $535.00 to cover the filing fee Form I-130 Petition for Alien Relative Addendum to I-130 petition for additional information Form I-130A, Supplemental Information for Spouse Beneficiary, for the beneficiary Addendum to I-130a petition for additional information Two (2) photos of the petitioner and two (2) photos of the beneficiary Copy of petitioner’s U.S. birth certificate (copy petitioner’s U.S. passport bio-page is also included) Divorce decrees of petitioner Marriage certificate of petitioner and beneficiary Evidence of bona fide marriage
  25. I like to add a joint sponsor but doesnt allow me to upload the documents. Do I need to submit any documents to let them allow it ? But I saw they suggest you to submit all the documents at the same time . Otherwise they will delay your process. I need help with this . Anyone face this problem? I am the petitioner do I need to proof of us citizenship AOS ?
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