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  1. Current status: CASE IS READY IN CEAC FOR 2 weeks now nvc- Documentary Qualified I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW LONG IS CURRENTLY THE WAITING TIME TO GET INTERVIEW LETTER FOR THE US EMBASSY IN ISLAMABAD WITH APPROVED EXPEDITED PROCESSING. I received email 2 weeks ago that the embassy will contact me soon. Thanks
  2. My husband and I did our Nikah in Pakistan and we got our Urdu and English translated one but now NVC is asking for the 3rd marriage document which is the NADRA marriage certificate but I was told this is only available if either spouse or both are Pakistani Nationals. We had everything stamped by Afghan Embassy in Pakistan and also Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Pakistan. Did anyone else have this issue or know if there is a way I can register my marriage in Pakistan and get a NADRA marriage certificate?
  3. Hello all! Hope this finds you all well! I've been having a recurring worry, was hoping I could put it to rest with your guys' help. I'll try to be concise. I'm a US citizen. Went to Pakistan to study 10 years ago. Got married (to ex wife) 8 years ago who came from Canada, but marriage was in Pakistan. Finished university in 2019 and moved back to Nevada 2019. Ex wife and I got a divorce in early 2021 in Nevada (she mailed her paperwork from Canada, everything was uploaded to the Court website as the court was closed due to COVID). Originally I had filed a petition for the ex wife but rescinded it because of the divorce, so she never interviewed. I then got married to my (current) wife Q3 of 2021 in Pakistan. My question is this: since my first marriage was in Pakistan, then my divorce was in US (because I moved back to the states in 2019), then my next marriage was in Pakistan in 2021, will that be an issue? I did do some research on this issue a few years back and came across reciprocation, in that a US divorce is (apparently) valid in Pakistan. But now I'm just wanting to double check that. Any insight would be greatly appreciated please
  4. Hi everyone, I hope you're doing well. Can someone please inform me about the documents that my fiancé needs to bring on the day of the interview? I want to ensure that we have everything necessary. Thank you!
  5. Hi, I have applied for Visitor's visa from Islamabad Pakistan. My interview was on February 11th. After asking 5-6 questions, the visa officer gave me a white slip that says that my case was refused under section 221g and further administrative processing is required. Officer told me that I will be getting an email where they will ask me some more information. After a few hours of interview, I received an email from consulate that has 10 questions including (Names and date of birth of all my siblings, names and date of births of all my children, my previous passport numbers, places where I have lived in past etc..) I have replied to their email on same day, But I have not received any correspondence from them yet. It has been more than 3 weeks, my case status on CEAC website shows refused. Please help if anyone else has gone through same process? How long will it take to verify the information that I provided them ? Thank You
  6. I’m USA citizen originally from Pakistan. I got engaged to Pakistani girl in Pakistan. Should I apply her K1 visa now or get married in Pakistan and apply for spousal visa? I can get married in pakistan but for Pakistanis there is too much back log for spouse visas. The Islamabad embassy is currently send interviews for those with DQ May 2021. So I’m estimating it would take 3-4 years. Will K1 visa processing be any faster? Should it be wise that I apply for K1 visa and postpone the marriage? Any advice would be highly appreciated. Thanks.
  7. My fiancé went for his interview on the 11th of October. He received a white 221g slip and on the bottom the CO wrote “sent to USCIS for revocation.” Ceac date was updated on the 13th after his interview and showing Ready still. On US travel docs it’s showing this message “passport is still with embassy” (it’s not with them it’s with my fiancé and I’m not even sure if the website always said that or not). interview: fiancé arrived- woman asked for some documents- she took my 2020 w2 and tax transcripts but not my 2021. She didn’t take my affidavit of support. She didn’t look at our messages or call logs. She didn’t look at our western union or rent receipts. She didn’t look at our itinerary. (This woman was a third party Pakistani National not American citizen) fiancé went to CO window and he only said these things- how did you meet? what does she do for work? how old are you both? (He’s in his 20s I’m in my 30s with a 10 yr age gap) all he said to him was “that’s unusual” about our age gap and then wrote on the white 221g slip “revocation” and said the interview is done with no answer about any evidence we need just that it’s over and slammed the window in our face. Wanted to share this experience in case for others to see or if they had something similar happen and what was the outcome.
  8. 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?
  9. Hi everyone I’m confused at this point as to what happens next. my fiancé and I are doing a K1 visa. He is from Afghanistan and we had his case transferred to Islamabad. I saw on CEAC that they received the package from NVC on 7/21/2022. We haven’t received anything about instructions or interview appointment. From everyone’s experience do I pay the visa fee first on cgi federal website? Then apply? Or do I need to wait for embassy in Islamabad to schedule the appointment or send instructions first? When I email nvc all they say is to contact the embassy and that they sent the package to them. when seeing other peoples timelines it’s showing that after around 13 days they got their instructions and then interview dates were scheduled for between 30-45 days after. I already filled out the DS-160 form but I’m not sure what else I need or If I’m missing a step. Any help or advice is truly appreciated.
  10. My brother green card holder applied for his wife 2/05/21 receipt received priority current Pakistan Still no approved I-130? Wondering how long for approval of I-130? and visa? USCIS website states its still in time frame. Seems lot longer anyone around same date have gotten approval? interview?
  11. My fiancé and her sister ( which is my brothers fiancé ) we both brothers engaged to 2 sisters , they both had an interview on June 7th 2022 at the embassy in pakistan islamabad because the embassy in Afghanistan no longer in service we had to transfer to case to pakistan , my fiancé passed her interview they both had the interview same day but different person interviewing them my brothers fiancé also passed her interview. So we were told to bring an interpreter from outside it could be anyone relative cousin or friend so for my fiancé her cousin was the interpreter and for my brothers fiancé I was the interpreter, while the interview took place after few questions and seeing the documents The person interviewing stopped and told me I am no longer allowed to translate he asked for my ID card which I had my passport handed it to him and he said to write my name down which I did he went to the back and spoke with someone and came back and said you are no longer able to translate for anyone in this US Embassy on the other hand congratulations you have passed your interview here is this white slip you will hear back within a few weeks to get your passport and visa. my fiancé got her visa within three or four days after the interview but my brothers fiancé the status was application received and now has changed to administrative processing is this normal I mean we were never requested to submit more documents she was told that she passed the interview and is very frustrating the person doing the interview was very rude with me but maybe he was being a jerk and now the process is taking longer I am very worried hopefully this does not take anywhere two months because we are visiting here in Pakistan and it is very difficult what are your views and thoughts regarding this kind of Visa still get rejected even though he said you have passed
  12. I came to US in 2009 became US citizen in 2014 when my father became US Citizen Applied for U.S passport in 2017 and got one skipped N600 because it's 10x more expensive then passport and also doesn't have a purpose to travel now that I'm financially stable would like to get Certificate of Citizenship what supporting documents would I need when filing Would my U.S passport be fine or do I have to submit all supporting documents again as I had to with Department of State such as my father's Naturalization Certificate my green card my parents marriage Certificate divorce Certificate and custody documents...
  13. Hi there, This site is so helpful! I was looking for general advice. I'm a citizen married and my husband is in Pakistan. We were looking to meet somewhere in between (Turkey, UK, Dubai, etc) for 2-3 weeks while waiting for IL. We are still at NVC stage and I have visited him in Pakistan a couple times but I know the backlog in Islamabad/ Pakistan is long. I saw that visiting another country can sometimes put people, men especially, in AP? Is that the case even if visiting with spouse? I just wanted some advice as I would like to avoid anything that could potentially delay timelines. He has never left Pakistan before either. Thanks!
  14. Hi My brother has green card he got married in Pakistan Applied for spouse immigration 1/21 got Receipt only no approval yet Anyone has similar situation? Priority date? Approval date? Interview date? Any info appreciated TIA
  15. Could someone share with me the list of documents required at USCIS & NVC stage when sponsoring mother to US from Pakistan specifically?
  16. Hello VJ experts, I have very long and heart wrenching journey but I will cut it short. I applied for my wife in 2017 as lpr, by May 2019 she and my kids (born in 2018) had their interview in Pakistan but they were handed 221G and then I submitted all required docs but had no answer, I kept emailing them but they didn't move an inch and then covid and all the bans started, now back in DeC 2021 they reopened my case and asked for Medical, visa photos and passport and now I had a third child so I added him and then they schedule an interview for my newborn only obviously along with my wife and it happened on Feb 08 2022, this time VO said everything is good except for my passport which they haven't recieved, unfortunately we mailed the passport through the courier because it was for my wife and took the passport of newborn to embassy which they kept, my wife passport was mailed on 27 Jan 2022 and when I asked courier they said passport was received by embassy on 28 now I am not sure what happened to it, anyway till now my case was refused but now on 24 Feb it changed to AP, am I again in the long cycle of AP. I can't tell you how hard it is for me and my family and miss you kids childhood to be in AP for 3 years and now after second interview they have again put my family in AP, the frustration can not be define in words. Please guide me. Thanks
  17. Hello all, I have a question I've been trying to find out. Any help would be appreciated. I am a US citizen. I applied for 2 separate cases. 1 for my wife, the other for my wife at different times. Both cases have different priority and DQ dates. Both are ir1 My son(age 1) DQ date is May20th 2021 My wifes DQ date is july 8 2021 My question is this, which of the above two dates will the NVC use? And is there a way to make sure they use the may 20th 2021 date and send both interview together?
  18. Hey everyone, I have applied for spouse visa last year in April 2020, case has been documantarily qualified since January 2021. I tired reaching out to NVC and they are saying "I just have to wait for Islamabad embassy to give me interview date". My concern is how long do I have to wait, and how do I contact Islamabad embassy? Is it okay to contact the embassy to expedite the process or at least find out how much longer is it going to take?. Please, help me with suggestions.
  19. Hi, my brother case was DQ in April 1st 2020 in Isb Pakistan still we have not get Interview letter. When can he expect for interview. Visa class F11
  20. Hello, We received K1-FTP notification from NVC on October 28th, 2021 that our case has been set to US embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan. We have already completed DS-160 form and paid the visa fee. However, we have not received a letter from US embassy yet. Our case status on CEAC currently shows "Ready" for interview. Can we proceed with medical examination and scheduling K-1 interview online in the next couple of weeks without Embassy letter in hand? We are thinking about scheduling our interview on November 30th. Can we show up to our interview without embassy letter or would they reject us? Thank you in advance for any guidance!
  21. Hello! I had my CR1 visa interview on the 25th of October and it went well however I received a 221G slip with missing Tax Transcript/W2. My passport was kept by the CO. My husband submitted it the same day right after the interview to the CEAC portal. My case date has updated on the 28th of October and the 1st of November. Has anyone been in a similar situation? How long does this usually take to process? Thank you!
  22. After about 3 months of waiting for my documents to be submitted they finally were, and i was given an RFE..... I added my brother as my household member to meet income requirements, but the issue came when I also added his wife. The reason I also added my brothers wife as my 2nd household member was because my brother filed his taxes jointly with her. Keep in mind she does not have any income, he just filed his taxes jointly. I saw in many forums that if your household member/joint sponsor has filed jointly sometime the embassy can give you issues for not submitting the spouses information. The RFE basically states that my sister in law is not qualified to be a household member and that I should re add her as a Joint Sponsor. I now know that I was definitely supposed to add my brother as the Joint Sponsor and his wife as HIS household member, but its now too late for that as NVC already accepted all his documents as my household member. My Question now is, WHAT SHOULD I DO? 1. Would it be an issue to have my Sister in law as my joint sponsor, and my brother who technically is the one making the income stay as my household member? This is what nvc is basically saying to do, but I feel like thats not right to have her added as my joint sponsor with barely any income? 2. Should I take the risk and just not include my brothers wife. Technically I dont need any other income to meet the requirments since my brother and me should be enough. But I am worried that the embassy might come back and potentially cause issues down the line. 3. I also heard of people submitting a letter requesting nvc to remove someone so they can re add them but I also heard that sometimes this makes the case go into AP and get lost for while. Maybe I can potentially remove my brother as a household member and re add him as my joint sponsor?? 4. Any other thoughts or ideas of how I should approach this would be greatly appreciated!
  23. Hello, I am travelling for Conference but the Website is Showing that the first available appointment is on March 2023. Why is it so ? Is this problem with website or are the waiting times are typically that long ?
  24. CR1 US CITIZEN ISLAMABAD EMBASSY PLEASE HELP, ANYONE WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE PROCESS Im beyond confused right now. After around 3 months of waiting for my documents to be reviewed and approved at NVC, they were finally reviewed.... but I was given an RFE The summary of the issue is, I added my brother as a household member to combine his income with mine to meet the requirements. My brother is married and filed taxes jointly with his spouse the past 2 years. His spouse has little to no income as she is a stay at home wife, but JUST TO BE SAFE i added her as a household member as well because I did not want to have any issues at the time of an interview in the future. I did not want the embassy to be able to say where is your brothers spouses info since her name is also on his tax transcripts. The RFE was given because they said that my brothers wife does not qualify as a household member and to add her as a joint sponsor. My question is a few things: 1. All my other documents were accepted and submitted, so do I just leave my brother as the household member and add his wife as a joint sponsor even though she technically doesnt have much income? Does it make sense for her to be the Joint sponsor and my brother to be the household member even thought he is the one with the income? (I feel like i should have added my brother as the joint sponsor and his wife as the household member but its too late for that) 2. Should I just not include my brothers wife in this since I dont need her income to meet requirements? The only reason i added her was because my brother has filed jointly with her so I did not want any issues in the future from the embassy in case they as us for her info since her name is also on his transcripts. Is it necessary or not necessary to have her added as well? 3. Or is there any other option I have that anyone would recommend that makes sense? THANKS IN ADVANCE
  25. #USCIS #CR1 #i130 #USImmigration #EnglishTranslation #NikahNama Hi all. I got the English translation done of my nikah nama but in that document the person marked "-" in the places where it didn't have anything written on the original one. Can anyone of u (with the personal experience of filling i130) tell me that if I should get "n\a" written there instead rather than "-" , or will this one do?
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