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  1. Hi guys can i ask? My dad file us diffrent cases my mom is IR1 and i and my brother are iR2. This is the problem, my mom got a refusal letter from the us embassy tells us that they will not resume the processing the case of my brother until we give the request from us embassy which is the us embassy give my mom a 1 year of remission. They will not issue the visa of mine and my brother. What will we do? Our medical report will expire this friday.
  2. Hi guys, I am trying to get a good idea of who has already been scheduled for ghana for family based (no K-1 please) visa recently? Please reply and if you can, please let me know the Case Completion Date and the Visa Interview Date as well. Thank you all.
  3. Hello i just finished my interview three days ago on jan 14 2019. everything went smoothly i was scheduled to be interviewed for an IR2 visa which is an immigrants visa. i spoke with the consul and everything was good. she said congratulations and she said i got approved. she told me to register the mailing address where i would receive my visa. my CEAC status when i checked yesterday it said ''READY'' but now when i checked it it's on ''Administrative processing'' as well as i got an email from Manila embassy stating i need to go back to the embassy for ''oath taking''' which is very vague? what oathtaking? i attached the email that was sent to me on this topic. is this normal? what's happening?
  4. 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?
  5. Hey guys! I'm needing facts and wisdom for our situation. Our situation started simple, but now has drama mixed in, so I apologize for that in advance. I am a US citizen. My husband and 11-year-old (step)daughter "R" came on CR1/CR2 visas in November of 2016. R's biological mother signed paperwork to give my husband sole custody of her, with visiting permitted during vacations and summers. She initially hesitated in allowing R to move with us based mainly on emotional reasons, but eventually decided it would be a move for the best. The transition has had its hard days, but R has done excellently at adjusting and in integrating herself. Sadly, her mother has not done well with R's absence. After 20 months, R's mother is now insisting that R will not be returning to us from her summer vacation there. We are needing to file for lifting restrictions (CR1/CR2 to IR1/IR2) for November of this year, and are unsure how this situation will pan out. This could potentially be a situation of kidnapping, but more likely that R is being convinced by her mother that things might be better for both of them if she were to stay there, unable to see the implications of such a huge decision (she is only 11...). R's mom has a poor track record of being a fit guardian, and is not prone to consider the logical pro's and con's of any situation, including this one. My questions are these: 1.) Will filing with her mother (who as far as we know only has a B1 visa and is apparently now "married" to a Puerto Rican citizen) in a US territory affect her process? 2.) If my daughter does not end up moving back with us, and does NOT complete the CR2 to IR2 process in November of 2018, she will can't continue the process later, right? 3.) Also, if she forfeits seeking residency at this point, how much will it affect any potential future applications for my daughter, even with my daughter is over 18? I couldn't find any clear answers from others who might have had to go through a similar situation. If this topic has already been touched on, can someone point me in the right direction? Thanks in advance for any clarity.
  6. Hi Everyone, I'm hoping someone can help me answer a few questions. I am the USC petitioning my stepson to become a permanent resident. Biological Dad is a PR while Biological Mom can no longer take care of child. I have read many different things about the parental consent letter we need to obtain from biological mother. We made an appointment at the US embassy in Mexico City where Mom will have a letter of consent notarized. Any idea or template of what the form should include??? Please help, appointment for letter to be notarized is in 2 days. Thank you.
  7. yesuba1


    IR2 Child under 18 and will become a citizenship once in the US since mother is naturalized. The question is, on the the first page of i864W, question #10 states "U.S. Social Security Number (Required)" Child does not have a US SSN and I cannot put N/A since it says required, what do I do? This is the most up to date form on the USCIS website. https://www.uscis.gov/i-864w
  8. Wat questions will be asked?? My father petioned me
  9. I am a US citizen lived here most of my life. From 2008 to 2016 I worked in Brazil. I married there in 2010 and I have a daughter born in Brazil. My daughter is now 7 and she has dual US/BR citizenship. I also have 2 step children from my wife 13 and 16. In 2016 I had an offer to transfer to the US and accepted, but I had to file IR-1 and IR-2 alone without help from my job. My wife has full custody of my step children, and their father's allowed them to come here to the US, all prepared by a lawyer . On Jan 3rd 2018 my wife and 2 step children had interview for the IR-1 and IR-2 at the US Consulate of Rio de Janeiro. I was with them and the US Consulate approved everything. My wife and step children left their passports with the US Consulate. They said it would be 2-3 weeks to get back the passports. A week later the US Consulate emailed me asking for my step sons email addresses, and all social media handles. So I emailed them back the information the same day. It has now April 17th and still going through Administrative Processing. I emailed several times at the US Consulate of Rio. Also asked help from Michigan Senator Gary Peters. The last email is copied below. Now has changed to 'Additional Administrative Processing' Does anybody know what can I do to speed things up? Like file a lawsuit "mandamus action" on the on the U.S. Attorney and the U.S. Attorney General. Or just wait. Not sure what to do. "Dear Applicant, Currently, your case is under additional administrative processing, which must be finished before a determination may be made on your case. We will work towards completing our processing of your case as soon as possible. However, we cannot predict how long this will take due to different circumstances that involve each case. We realize that these extended waiting periods can be frustrating, and we are sensitive to the fact that the purpose of the immigrant visa is to provide the opportunity to non-us citizens to immigrate to the United States. Nevertheless, the U.S. Consulate in Rio de Janeiro, like all U.S. Embassies and Consulates, must adjudicate visas in accordance with the provisions of U.S. immigration law. In some cases, this involves extensive administrative processing. We will contact you as soon as we have finished this stage. Meanwhile, your patience is very much appreciated. For additional information you may visit:"
  10. I mailed my response however it was forwarded to capital heights not to potomac, has anyone experienced this. Should I be worried?!?
  11. Hi, hope you are all good. I called NVC and they received my case on 24th of September. People have said to call them once or twice a week, has anyone had any success with that? Does that actually expedite it or am I wasting my time? Should I just wait or call them once or twice a week until i get a case number? Us citizen mom filing for minor under 21 IR2 Visa I've noticed some people are rude on here so if you're going to be rude then do not comment. Thank you for those who are taking their time to answer my question, I appreciate your time. Have a nice day!
  12. Hi I got an email for DNA appointment for son in Ghana and it says For beneficiaries (children) under age 18, a signed notarized letter or Power of Attorney from the petitioner in the US, giving the local guardian (even the mother) authority to sign documents on behalf of the individual providing the sample. I already email them the notarized letter for his guardian in Ghana but what kind of documents are they having her sign on his behalf? Does anyone have any experience as to what actually happens at the collection? Can we bring an interpreter as guardian does not speak english?
  13. Im from Philippines. The interview date is October 1 and I feel very nervous due to my past experience with US embassy interviews (I applied F1 Visa 2 times, and both denied). I read some guidelines and checklists which all of them includes the Affidavit of Support in the checklist. We submitted one(my stepdad didnt made a copy of it) already in the NVC Nebraska, and the last email from US embassy doesn't require me to bring a copy of it, do I still need to bring a copy of it? And how did you register your delivery address online?
  14. Hi, My mother is an American citizen since birth. I got my IR2 green card before my 18th birthday in 2014 and entered USA as a LPR only 20 days before I turned 18. In the U.S. Embassy in my hometown they told me that I am protected under Child Citizenship act but I guess they don't know the details for IR2 visa etc. However, as I already got admitted to an university in my hometown I need to return to Turkey. Now I am done with school and I want to live in USA with my mother. My mother was usually with me in Turkey for the past 4 years but she visited to USA occasionally. So, when I go back to USA am I still eligible for a US passport etc. ? As there were 20 days until my birthday, my mom and I were not able to reside together in USA before my 18th birthday for a long time anyways. I saw some threads which some people also entered USA just before their 18th bday and got their passport in 2-3 months even though they turned 18. There is also another problem. I was not able to visit USA since 2015 as I was going to college and doing mandatory summer internships. Do I have to get a returning resident visa and if I have to what are odds that they will give me one? The embassy officers told me that my green card was special and I can continue my education in Turkey, I don't have to go back every year back in 2014. I tried to consult the embassy again but they only accept me if I complete DS-117 form. I am very confused. My brother also got a green card and he is still under 18 can he get his passport when he returns to USA this year with my mother? We both cannot drop our schools immediately . Thank you in advance.
  15. Hello i need your opinion about something, should i get worried? My mother and stepdad (married) petitioned for me to go to the states when i was 20 years old. the petition was already approved and i am already working on getting my visa. i just turned 21 years old two months ago. my question is was my age frozen when they petitioned for me when i was 20? does this apply for CSPA? should i get worried on my visa getting rejected since i am over 21?
  16. Let's put a petition together to change immigration laws, for direct family of US citizens. There is no reason for US Citizens to wait such a long time for direct family to enter the USA, while foreigners on H1-B do not have to wait a long time for direct family to enter the USA. Foreigners Foreigners are coming in the USA with H1-B visas for work and H-4 visas for there wife's and children, with barely any waiting time for their direct families to enter the USA. And while they are here in the USA, cozy with there family, they can file for a Green Card. They were not born in the USA nor they have a US Citizenship, and never paid taxes to uncle Sam. Everybody foreigner that enters the US with H1-B and H-4 visa apply for green card while here in the US. I know since I work with many foreigners. There families are not separated cause of a transfer to the USA. Me US Citizen Me on the other hand. Born and raised in the US. Paid taxes for over 20 years to uncle Sam. My Brazilian wife and kids cannot enter the US with H-4 visa, and apply for a Green Card, while here in the US with me, just like all foreigners are doing. Me and wife and kids have been married for 8 years in Brazil, but the last 2 years and 3 months separated since I transferred back to the USA, cause of current US immigration laws. My family is forced to wait in Brazil, for 2 years and 3 months now(still waiting), since I transferred here. I have a Master's Degree in Math (advanced degree) and I am a Software Developer. And only God knows when there Green Card will be done, and they can enter the USA.
  17. Hi everyone! I was googling around to find timelines of some cases that was issued with 221g at US Embassy Manila. I could not find any that are recent so I decided to create this topic. Here's my case. I have two brothers that are over 21 but are considered IR2 because of the CSPA. Their interview was last Dec 27,2017 but unfortunately, they were issued 221g asking for proof of relationship between the applicant and petitioner. We have not submitted any documents yet but I would like to find out if anyone had this issue before and if you could tell me how long was the processing time after you submitted the missing documents until your visa was issued. Regards, Mariane
  18. Hi everyone, I am a U.S. citizen by birth. I adopted my Mexican wife's biological son four years into our marriage while we were all living in Mexico. The adoption took place entirely in Mexico and my son's birth certificate now has me listed as the father. My son was issued an IR2 visa, which he continues to have to this date. I would now like to secure his U.S. citizenship. Did he become a citizen upon entering the U.S.? I am unclear on whether I must apply for his certificate of citizenship by filing the N-600 (and paying the exorbitant fee of $1,170) or apply for his U.S. passport without the certificate? Due to the huge difference in price between filing the N-600 and applying for the passport, I'd much prefer the latter. Is the certificate of citizenship a necessary next step in securing my son's citizenship? Thanks for your feedback!
  19. Hello, Not sure where is the right place to post this. Just a quick question that I can't seem to find a solid answer for. I have just obtained an IR2 Visa and moved to the USA. However, I applied before 21 and received it at 22. Just wondering what is the process for applying for US citizenship/ US Passport? From my understanding if you get this visa under the age of 18, you can immediately apply for a US passport once you enter the country on your IR2. But I'm not sure what the rule is for anyone over the age of 21? Many thanks.
  20. Hello! I had my interview at the US Embassy Manila yesterday, and they told me to get a DNA test. My petitioner is in the states and im here in the Philippines. The embassy sent me an email saying that I have to wait for them to send the instructions for the DNA testing, do I really have to wait for that? or can my mom just call the aabb accredited lab in the states already???
  21. Hi good day everyone, I was wondering if anybody has the similar situation with mine or have answers to my questions. We've applied for my son's visa (IR2). Yesterday I've received an email from them stating they've already scheduled my son's interview for August 24, 2017. The interview checklist is showing this "You need to register your appointment online. Registering your appointment provides us with the information we need to return your passport to you after your interview. Registration is free. Click the “Register” button below to register". Do I still have to register online even though NVC already scheduled it for us? My son is 9 yrs old is it required for me (mother) to be there for the interview? Thanks in advance.
  22. Hi everyone, I am a USC and my husband is a LPR. We did the whole IR1 visa 3 years ago from Germany and all went well. We are in the USA now but needing to bring my stepdaughter (lives in the UK) to live with us ASAP. Her safety and well being is at stake and she needs to be with us. Her mother is willing to assist in getting my Step daughter here ASAP. I would like to know what is the best route to take? I have been reading about doing an immidate family member visa IR2 like I did for my husband by filling out the I-130, then the DS-260, and doing consualr processing at an embassy abroad. I read about the K4 visa which COULD get here here faster, depending on the processign times for the I-130 and then the I-129F...but then also said the I-130 was processed faster that the 129F so the K4 visa can be a waste to time. We are in Arizona, and I really need advice as to which route to take! Has anyone ever tried to expedite the visa process for a child based on custody issues/safety/well being? THANK YOU!
  23. I am petitioning my 12 year old stepson. We finally received our NVC case number, submitted the DS261 and paid the AOS fee. We are gathering the documents to be sent to NVC. Should I use the 1-864EZ? The only person listed on the petition is my stepson. The income I am using to qualify is based entirely on my salary (I have W2, ITR transcript to show this plus pay stubs). But I file my taxes jointly with my wife. Would this be an issue? Can I still use the 1-864EZ? For the AOS/IV Packet, we will be submitting the Document Cover Sheet, beneficiary's birth certificate, beneficiary's bio page of passport, AOS form, W2, ITR and paystubs. Am I missing anything? Do we need to send My Wife and I's Marriage Certificate at this stage again? I'm also confused whether to include 2x2 photos of the beneficiary, I don't see that requirement on the welcome letter NVC sent us. Can we submit this instead during the interview at the embassy? Based on what I read on the forum, I can send the AOS and IV Packet even before we pay the IV fee. I am still unable to pay it on the website. I will try to call NVC to see if they can unlock this for us. Thanks a lot for your help!
  24. The i-130 petition for my minor stepson (standalone petition) has been approved. We are still waiting for the NVC Case number. I would like to request for expedite, I wonder if our reason would qualify for it. Last October 2016, due to a very strong typhoon, my father in-law's house was damaged, the entire roof was gone. The got a DSWD Disaster assistance card to prove this, aside from photos. They were able to do some repair but the ceiling still leaks and every time there's a non stop heavy rain/typhoon like what's happening at the moment, the house is flooded again. Would this be a possible reason to expedite. The kid will have his interview at USEM Manila.
  25. I am petitioning my stepson. I am starting to gather the documents needed for the NVC stage. Do I fill out an I-184 or I-184W? I am a USC and my wife is permanent resident.