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  1. 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!
  2. Hi everyone, With the new law I am super worried about my mom's approval. I am petitioner and we approved by USCIS on October 3rd. I make 26K/year, still in school but will make at least 40K/year when I graduate next year. Total with my husband we make like almost 90k/year for this year alone. We never under public assistant (food stamp, medicaid, social security, and so on). We only have 1 child. My mom is a retiree, she is 53 and housewife. I saw a post before that she got denied because the embassy worker concern about she will need public assistance as soon as she arrive in the US. Well for me, we make enough money to support my mom (noted that she also have 2 kids under the age of 17. We already support them from here as well) and I am very sure that she will not go under any public assistance when she gets here. Could anyone reasure me that I do not have to be worried based on my income and situations? Please help!!!
  3. Hello all, I got NOA2 yesterday (mail) and it stated that they forward the case to NVC. I read some of the post here that NVC will not let me know about the case number or invoice ID without me calling them every single week? Here is the quote from NVC site: "You have come to this page because you received a letter or email from NVC directing you here after NVC received your approved petition from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)." So I am confused...will they or will not they let me know when they received the case, assign case number and invoice id? I really do not want to spent time to call them if they will eventually give me the case#...but if that is needed, then I guess I will do it Any helps will be greatful!
  4. Hello tanong ko lang baka my the same case sa tatay ko, He interviewed last sept 24, pero bago yun nag interview din sya sa NBI kasi nakulong dati yung tatay ko which is case dismissed naman na at pinass namin lahat ng dismissal letter sa NBi, online at dinala nya din nun interview nya, okay naman lahat kaso binigyan sya form na 221g kasi kailangan pa daw reviewhin at tatawag nalang daw yung embassy kung kelan nya dadalin yun passport kaso ma expired na medical nya sa Nov 29 kaya nagwoworried ako. Tanong ko lang gano kaya katagal ang process ng ganito? salamat sa mga magrerespond.
  5. As there is no post for April 2018 parents i130 on here yet, I would want to start this post so we can share our cases. im USC and petitioning for both patents. I130 forms sent 04/02/2018, received 04/04/2018, check cashed and case number received 04/10/2018. Nebraska service center. Thanks
  6. Hello, One of the document requirement of visa interview for IR5 is bringing my original birth certificate to my mom's interview. Can we substitute that with certified- translated copy? I have my original with me and my mom has the certified-translated copy. Just wanted to know if I do not have to send my original as I am afraid it could lost in the mail. Thanks!
  7. My Father requested a marriage record at the PSA and found two marriages - from his first wife and my Mom. His first wife left him and their children since 1970 and never heard anything eversince, he doesn't know if she's still alive or not and even my brothers don't remember what she looked like, they were 5 years old and below at that time. Then he married my Mom in 1992 both civil and church wedding. I am confused what papers to send. There was a question in a form that says "How was the previous Marriage terminated"? To those with the similar situation Please enlighten me. Thank you.
  8. My father's initial status was Administrative Processing after his immigrant visa interview on June 27. He had to submit a few documents like updated police certificate and family registry and i864-A so he was given 221g. After submitting the documents on July 17, my mother's visa went from READY TO ISSUED on Aug 1 and my father's visa went from AP to READY FOR INTERVIEW. The date has been updated a few times but case still ready for interview. No feedback from embassy. Please help if you know anything about this scenario!
  9. Hi VJ peeps, Both my parents had their interview together end of June 2019. They had some documents missing so received a 221g sheet to submit the required. They submitted the documents on July 18. Throughout this period, my dad's status was at Administrative Processing and my mom's was at ready [for interview]. On August 1, my mom's status changed from Ready to Issued and she received her passport with the visa the next day. My dad's status changed from AP to Ready [for interview]. It's almost been a month now and my dad's status has not changed. We have tried e-mailing and calling. No feedback. Anyone in/or has been in the same boat? Appreciate any input.
  10. Looking to see if anyone faced a similar situation at the same or any other consulate. My father was missing a doc showing he had no military affiliations at his May 29th interview. He received a 221g pink form. The embassy received the doc and his passport on June 17th. June 27th they emailed him asking to answer 6 questions (names of siblings, travel, work description, prior passport numbers). Responded same day. They responded to wait for an email with further instructions. Still nothing. Country of citizenship Azerbaijan. My dad never served in military, clean record, retired but was an engineer with a steel recycling facility. Anyone else?
  11. My lease is up in 2 months and we will be moving to a different place. I am filling out DS260 for my parents and there’s a question to where they should mail their green cards once the everything is done. I am estimating that it will be at least 3 months after nvc approves their documents, get an interview appointment and whatnot. Is it safe for me to put my grandmother in law’s house who lives next state and put my name as a contact? We go there often and handles some of our letters. I just dont want to risk losing their green cards to the wrong hands when the time comes. Or should I stick with our current address and call them to change it later? Do you even call the uscis for that even though my petitions went to nvc and consular processing? Let me know. I really want to get this done already.
  12. So I am preparing to do the I-864 for my parents and I have to upload it online. Both of my parents are principal immigrants. I filed an I-130 separately but at the same time. Do I have to upload TWO separate affidavit of support? Or do I just do one? I am planning to just combine it all into 1 pdf file if I have to do two I-864. Let me know so i can get everything ready. I am stuck on this part and I want to get it all done by weekend. Thanks!
  13. Hi, My mother in law will go go Ciudad juarez because her young son has the consulate appointment later this month. Should be very straightforward. However, on average for Ciudad Juarez, after approval of visa, how long is it taking to receive the package? She has reserved a hotel for around 7-8 days after the interview so she can get the papers, and cross the border to El Paso. Any experiences???
  14. I will be filing I130 (counselor process)for my dad after my naturalization. My dad's name in his school leaving certificate is written <firstnamapart1firstnamepart2> space <lastname>. On his marriage certificate and passport it is <firstnamapart1> space <firstnamepart2> space <lastname>. There is an extra space in his first name would that be grounds for RFE/denial. Should we spend time and effort to get space removed from first name in his passport and marriage certificate. PS: When data of birth certificate is not available USCIS will accept school leaving certificate along with non available certificate as proof of DOB and name.
  15. I got an RFE for late registration of birth and I was wondering if anyone could help me with the kind of documents to submitt For now I have the following: 1. an attestation from my school listing the names of my parents they have on record and my BECE (has name of the school). 2. some old pictures of when I was a baby with my mum and other family members. 3. I will be adding 2 affidavits from my uncle and aunt 4. I also opted to do the DNA test as they said it was optional. Do you think these will suffice? We do not have access to my medical records (birth records) such as a weighing card for gh as most of our important documents were destroyed in a flood. Does anyone know where I can go for a copy of those records? The clinic I used to even go to while in gh has also shut down so I absolutely have no access to any of these records. The RFE letter stated that I need to prove none-existence of these records before I can submit an affidavit. Does anyone know where I can go to for this letter? I will appreciate any input anyone can give. Thanks in advance.
  16. I filed for both parents in ghana and below is my timeline: NOA1 - 07/05/2018 NOA2 - 02/27/2019 CASE SENT TO NVC: 03/05/2019 NVC CASE # ASSIGNED: still waiting I wanted to know how the below questions as i'm little nervous about this whole process what are some of the interview questions they can /ask your parents at the US embassy in Accra? what other documents do i need to provide apart from the ones listed at the NVC website? the reason i'm asking this is because the CO in Ghana can be hard on you sometimes
  17. I was wondering if there are any vjers here from Ghana filing or have filed I-130 petition for their parents?
  18. Hello Im filing for Dad , Were currrently at NVC stage. My lawyer submit all documents on april 4 but unfortunately on april 11 , 4 Civil documents was rejected due to missing part of the document which is the bottom was cut and the other document is not right up size dumb! 🤬 And now my laywer upload the same document and they didn't even re-arrage the document , im so mad. i really dont know what to do. Do i need to wait for another rejection notice or i will submit it to additional documents? What is the worst can happen if i do it? Any advice? Thank you so much in advance!!
  19. Hello everyone! It seems like there isn't a May 2018 I-130 thread for U.S. Citizens applying for parents through consular processing. I will be sending mom's application 5/24/18, right after I leave my Naturalization Ceremony everything is ready to go, just waiting on that certificate! From what I have been reading from last year threads, the whole process is taking around a year, give or take. I-130 approval seems to be around 6-8 months (it can be more or less, of course). Please share your input! Hope to talk to you all soon! Good luck to all of us!
  20. my wife and I each make $100,000 a year so our combined income is $200k. I filed for my parents from Ghana and the case is at NVC right now. I know my income alone qualifies for the AOS but wife said she want to help/contribute to this process. please I want to the know the following: will it hurt my case, if i do joint sponsor with my wife although my income alone can support my parents? Does adding my wife income / as a joint sponsor, help my case?
  21. Here are some FAQ and other tidbits that may be useful to you. Be sure to visit your countries portal and click on the Consular Information and also Consular reviews. FAQ I just called and got Case Complete how long does it take to get the email as confirmation? Well, it has been taking 5 to 7 days to get case complete email from the date they Case Complete. How long after Case Complete will I get an interview? Okay, this is the BIG mystery of NVC. How it usually goes is the end of the month and the first week of the month they start scheduling for interviews for that upcoming month. Since January they have been pretty consistent starting about the last 2 days of the month and finishing that following first week of next month Do I have to call for my interview date? NVC has improved greatly since March. The interview letter now comes the day of schedule. So call if you want it's up to you. I know someone who got an interview in the middle of the month. How is that possible? Usually, when you see someone pop up with an interview outside the bunch it's usually the result of a cancellation or the embassy opening up a slot. Just because scheduling stops doesn't mean they filled up all slots. They may have more slots than appointments which is good. So someone gets case complete and immediately they get an interview. It happens. Remember every embassy has its own slots and schedule. Some like Mexico, Ghana are very busy with a long waiting list. Some like Yemen, well it may be a few months to get in. Iceland you get an interview immediately scheduled after case Complete. I need to change our interview date what do I do? Once you receive your interview date track your case file. Call NVC ask when your casefile left than you can follow the DHL instructions to the embassy. The contact your embassy (email is best) and ask to be rescheduled later, earlier just ask. What do I need to bring to the interview? When you receive your P4 Letter (Interview letter) it will have your personalized checklist of things to bring or not. It has been suggested because things have been lost between NVC and embassy to bring everything (Originals) to the interview so if they don't have at embassy you aren't delayed. It's up to you. It doesn't happen much but it does happen. How to expedite at NVC? Go to this link has good information on how to go about it. http://boureypeatnut...m/expedite.html Just to remind everyone to revisit the NVC Process Wiki, NVC Process Wiki ******************************* Once you get the interview letter to reference this. You must bring the following items to the visa interview: Any original documents the NVC requested that you did not submit (refer to the document list below) If the physician gives you your medical exam results, bring them to your interview in the envelope sealed by the medical office. Two passport photographs measuring 2 inches by 2 inches (5 cm by 5 cm) with a white background A valid unexpired passport Photocopies of all civil documents A new police certificate from your current country of residence, if you obtained the police certificate more than one year ago. Any additional documents listed in the U.S. Embassy or Consulate specific interview guidelines ******************************************************** For those who want to request an earlier interview date here is a template written up by our own TeaCup. Thank you TeaCup for the Template on how to notify the embassy ******************************************************** Petitioners Name Petitioners Date of birth Beneficiary's Name Beneficiary's Date of birth NVC Case # To whom it may concern, My name is ********* I am writing to you in order to request an earlier interview. I have originally been scheduled for an Immigrant interview at (name of the embassy and give date) I have completed the required medical exam and I have all the necessary documents necessary for the interview and I am ready. If it is at all possible for an earlier interview date to be scheduled for me it would be much appreciated. Thank you for your time Sincerely. **************** Address & Phone Number ************************************************************** CEAC.state.gov Check My Visa Application Status: Status Wiki Thank you, SoerenHelmer, https://docs.google....Min35W08WU/edit ************************************************************** How to pay the Green Card Production fee of $220 on the Elis system. NO NEED FOR ACCESS CODE, that is for other procedures like getting a copy of a green card, etc. 1. Create the ELIS account here: https://myaccount.uscis.dhs.gov/ 2. Go here to pay a fee: https://www.uscis.go...g-online-filing 3. Click to pay the USCIS immigrant fee icon. 4. Click "continue" at the bottom. 5. Enter the Alien Number and the NVC or DOS case. Use the same email you used on the ELIS account. This is critical to enable your created ELIS account to receive your payment information. 6. You will get an email confirming your payment. 7. When you log again on the ELIS account, you will see your case number. (It is added automatically). 8. Login into your ELIS account to track or check the status of your Green Card. Note: Green Card process starts when an immigrant enters the USA and is processed at POE. ******************Tips about your getting your SSN****************** If you don't have your SSN card within 21 days of your POE, go IN PERSON to your local SSA office and see if your application was forwarded by the Immigration officer. It only works about 50% of the time when you tick the box on the DS-260. As soon as you have your SSN you may work. Your passport visa and the immigration stamp is the equivalent of your green card.
  22. Hello everyone, Kumusta? My I-130 petition for my mother has been approved, now I'm on the process of gathering necessary docs for her. My Mom was a resident in Spain before. Now with that being said, I know that we have to provide a Spanish police certificate as part of the requirements in obtaining the visa (NVC stage). Does anyone of you here had an experience or any ideas on how to obtain a Spanish Police Certificate? .................Online or Post mail? ......................Which one is easier: Me filing for her or Mom filing for herself? Thanks in advance....MABUHAY!
  23. Hello everyone, it has been 5 years since my last post and again I would like to thank this forum for making. My and my mom’s visa journey Faster and easier. My stepdad who was married to my mom since I was 8 finally decided to come here to the US. He will be retiring soon from work in Dubai. our question is, would it be faster/better if I (usc) would file an Ir5? Or... my mom (lpr of almost 5years—hint hint we are filing her usc citizenship next year) should file a cr1? Looking at the timeline, it seemed like it would take a minimum mov 2 years before my stepdad can get his visa process. My issue would be, if I would petition for stepdad through ir5, would this affect my later plans of petitioning my bio dad (who I also have a very good relationship with)? if my mom would petition for my stepdad as an lpr, should she even apply for a us. Citizenship when she becomes eligible? Or should she just wait for my stepdad to get here? and if she does Becomes a citizen, would that affect the timeline of petition cr1? And the pending pending petitions of my siblings via f2a? thanks in advance! jomay
  24. Hi All, Just wondering if any of you have similar situation, my mother visa is IR5 (Parent of US Citizen) and she is based in New Delhi, but NVC has schedule her interview in MUMBAI (BOMBAY) in last week of March 2018, and now the question is can she do medical examination with an approved panel physician in New DELHI (MAX – Lajpat Nagar) or she has to visit Mumbai (Rele Clinic) for medical also. Please advise if anyone of you have similar situation Thanks, N
  25. Hello, I recently applied for my parents. My Case Status: Currently at NVC. Already choose an Agent and Paid for the ASO. Can one of you please provide me clarification on below items. Do I need to send 2 sets of ASO and other documents to NVC? (Father and mother) Can I send them in one USPS envelope? Do I have to submit form 260 for both my father and mother or only one form 260? Do I need send two sets of ASO forms to NVC? NVC assigned two case number to my parents (one to father another to mother) my parents will have the interview together or separately? What are the other supporting documents should I submit to NVC? Please guide me through the overall process and feel free to add your suggestions. Also, I have a younger brother who is 17 years old. Can he come with my parents if yes what is the procedure? Thanks in advance for your time and help Especially thanks to visa journey for making everything so smooth and easy.
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