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  1. My parents who live in New Delhi, got their I-130 processed with a DQ date of Jan 4, 2022.Does anyone have an idea what DQ dates is Mumbai consulate processing now? Four months have passed since DQ status and no interview letter yet. They are in IR5 category.
  2. So My parents got their interviews done in Mumbai Consulate on May 20 for their IR5 application. They go DQ'd on April 21. and waited for almost a year. Fast forward to today. My Dad got his passport within a week, while my Mom is still waiting on her passport since 3 weeks. Now she cannot even travel back and I have changed flights 2 times. I will have to fly back to India and pickup my son who starts school in July if there is no progress... When I called the phone number to request a status, they just keep saying to "WAIT" I asked if it will be a few weeks or months, the same answer "WAIT" I asked if it is under "Admin Processing" - NO Why the delay? - Answer was "It is under normal processing" Not sure if they move to monthly stamping? Anyone got their interviews around the same time and facing the same issue?
  3. As of today 5/23/22, my mom is medically cleared, sputum culture resulted negative and received her immunizations. Now, I can schedule her for interview. I called this number 1-703-520-2235 for international callers. I was on hold for too long and my call was dropped twice already. Any experiences that you would like to share? I've seen some were having a hard time also to schedule their interview. I just hope they need to consider that medical has expiration. It would be unfair if we cannot have interview date until the medical expired.
  4. NVC DQ’ed my petition for my mom’s IR5 immigrant visa with a review note stating that minimum income requirements are not met despite having shown assets more than 5 times the minimum income requirement. They also stated I might have to get a joint sponsor, but the consular will make a decision at the time of the interview. I’m a 24 year US old citizen who has been living abroad since I was 4. I have been employed as a software engineer abroad ever since I graduated, and submitted 2 years of foreign tax returns at the time of filing. As I don’t know anyone who would want to be a joint sponsor, I relocated to the US myself with a job offer in hand. I have established domicile and have been working in the US as a software engineer for the past 5 months. My salary now far exceeds the minimum income requirements. I am expecting an interview in Mumbai in the next few months. Do I still need a joint sponsor? My only worry is I don’t have 2 years of W2 and I would only have paystubs and an offer letter as income proof at the time of the interview. @pushbrk I would really appreciate your advice on this. I noticed in an inquiry dated June 20th 2020, one of your replies stated “If you have a good job now and are not interviewing in Mumbai, then you'll probably be fine.” What do you think are my odds at Mumbai?
  5. Hello! I'm working on the DS-260 for my father-in-law's IR-5 and was wondering about the "ever been arrested" question. He was never arrested in his home country (Vietnam) and his police record came back completely clear. However, several (~3) years ago, while fishing (his former job; he's retired now) he and the whole crew were arrested by Malaysian police and ended up spending about 9 months in jail in Malaysia. The charge was either fishing in Malaysian waters with an expired permit or no permit at all - can't remember exactly (regardless, they always fished exactly where the owner told them to). They were eventually all released when the owner of the fishing boat paid a certain amount of money - a fine, I suppose. I'm not sure exactly how it was all worded, or if there was ever a conviction per se as opposed to just being detained that long, but anyway he got out and went home and retired. I'm assuming I should put all of this, in as much detail as possible? My wife thinks maybe we don't need to since it wasn't in Vietnam, and he probably wouldn't be able to get any kind of records from Malaysia if he needed to. Thoughts? And if fully disclosed, what are the chances a type of arrest/imprisonment like this would hurt his case? Would he be asked to provide some kind of hard(impossible? to obtain records from Malaysia? Thanks for any and all help and advice!
  6. 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!
  7. Does anyone know how long it takes for the passport to be available for pick up after the interview in Frankfurt? Does anyone have an experience of the interview (Ukrainians seeking an immigrant visa) to share?
  8. IR-5 DQed cases Waiting for IV Interview Letter at Mumbai, INDIA This topic is started to share the status and progress of IR-5 cases which have been DQed (Documentarily Qualified) and now waiting for getting the Interiew Letter from the NVC / Consulate . Notwithstanding the Ban on IR-5 till end of 2020 and hoping no further extension , all IR-5 applicants will be anxious to know their future . Therefore , all IR-5 applicants may share their information on following points - Priority Date , DQ date . Subsequently they may share progress of their respective case . They may also share their Interview Experiences . Such information will help all concerned members . Good Luck .
  9. I was wondering what document do I need to submit online through CEAC if the Police Clearance from HongKong will be submitted directly to NVC? Any thoughts? Thank you!
  10. Hi all, I am somewhat frustrated about my mother application. We filed it on Sept 2019 and the last action we received was September 2021. Approved and case is in NVC. Our form will expired this year September. How should I proceed on this. Everything is paid and documents are accepted. Thank you
  11. Hi everyone. My father's status has been Refused for months after his interview. They asked some documents and he submitted it and a few days after the status has changed to Ready... and it says follow the appointment schedule provided, does it mean he will have another interview appointment? Thank you.
  12. Could someone share with me the list of documents required at USCIS & NVC stage when sponsoring mother to US from Pakistan specifically?
  13. Hello, I am starting a thread to track I-130 for parents filed in May 2020. Please join the conversation and share your journey/process. I filed I-130 (with Consular processing) for both my parents online today, May 4th, 2020. Got IOE receipt numbers immediately.
  14. Hello VJers, I hope all of you are well. I am requesting some additional help with my in-laws I-130. My wife is a USC and has petitioned for both of her parents at the same time. We recently received a notification that her mother's case was approved. Shortly after, we received a RFE notice for her father. There was an issue with the marriage certificate. Essentially, the issue is that the marriage certificate registration/notary date is decades after the actual marriage date took place. After reading through several threads, it looks like this isn't an uncommon problem when filing for elderly parents. The marriage took place almost 50 years ago in Bangladesh. During that time, it was very uncommon for marriages to get registered and the country was literally fighting a war. No such document exist from that time period that I am currently aware of. Not only that, the person who solemnized the marriage is long gone. 1. Would Affidavits from relatives be the next best evidence? 2. How does one go about obtaining evidence of the non-existence of the marriage certificate? 3. Is there a template for such a affidavit and what are the most important pieces of info? 4. Should we get affidavits from her father's side and her mother's side (attesting to the marriage)? 5. Has anyone from Bangladesh or surrounding countries faced this specific issue and, if so, how did you successfully handle it? 6. Considering the circumstances, what other secondary evidence can we provide to either prove the marriage and/or prove that a marriage document from that era does not exist? We are currently trying to see if any possible pictures exist or, at the least, a trail of pictures with them and their kids. Would this be helpful? I am a bit worried because of a lack of documents behind the marriage. Obtaining affidavits should be doable but they are counted as tertiary evidence - not even secondary. Who would have thought a couple who has been married for half a century would ever need to prove their relationship? Thank you for everyone who reads this and provides any helpful info. I am sorry for the wordy post. I hope someone, like myself, can search and benefit from this.
  15. Hi My parents are DQed on Nov 10 2020 under IR5 category.any idea when I can realistically expect Interview letters from US Embassy in Islamabad?
  16. Any recent input of how long it takes to get a visa issued after 221G administrative processing for the medical exam (or anything else) in Kiev, Ukraine?
  17. Hello, I resubmitted my parents marriage certificate to NVC before 3 weeks and they still haven’t reviewed it. Does anyone know how much time more will it take to get reviewed. All other documents have been accepted. Also if anyone knows about Pakistan Islamabad embassy that how much time will it take for them to schedule an interview. Thanks in advance.
  18. Hello fellow Vjers, I am a US citizen and wanted to bring my mom from the Philippines. I'm debating whether we should apply for immigrant or non-immigrant visa. I'm considering the timeline of the processing. We want her to be here in the US as soon as possible. I'm hoping to hear from a fellow IR5 petitioner whose visa application has been recently approved. I'm wondering about how long the process has been from your application to approval. I read that Visa interview timeline is 500+ days from application for non-immigrant visa.
  19. My case became documentarily qualified in March 2021 and no further movement since then. Please someone guide how long it will further take nvc to send interview email.
  20. Hello All, my grandparents had an interview on December 14th at us embassy in Abu Dhabi for IR5 visa. After interview the consular said we need clearance and after 2-4 weeks we will contact you to send passports. Meanwhile he said all electronic documents is complete but just upload i-864 because it doesn’t show it on our end. I explained to him we have originals. He said just upload. I also explained to him that NVC had a glitch when I upload it and had to submit multiple times. He also asked for my grandfather to upload his military service exemption. Today a day after that I’m checking the status it says “refused” for my grandfather and “ready” for interview for my grandmother. any clue what is 2-4 week clearance check?? i even asked the officer if there is a problem and he said this is a normal process
  21. Hi guys. If we are to provide a Birth Affidavit (third party) in place of birth certificate, then can those affidavits only be made by the people who are elder than the person whom the affidavit is for, or someone younger can make that affidavit to?
  22. If my parents received a 221(g) during the IR5 interview, to find a joint sponsor, how much time do we have to do so? Like how late can we respond to the request?
  23. Do I have to provide the original of my divorce decree for my parents' interview? I am the petitioner. Single, but the last tax returns were filled as "married, filling jointly or separately," we divorced earlier this year. Do my parents have to have original or can they get away with the copy?
  24. So I applied for both of my parents for IR5. My dad is ahead and his interview is upcoming. The NVC send me a message I don's qualify for the sponsorship. I don't make much but I though we could use the assets of my dad in his home country. Do we fill out the I -864 A as well? If we were to be asked to get a joint sponsor, how long do we have after the interview to submit the document?
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