Jump to content

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'islamabad'.

More search options

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


  • Family & Marriage Based US Visa Immigration Discussion
    • K-1 Fiance(e) Visa Process & Procedures
    • IR-1 / CR-1 Spouse Visa Process & Procedures
    • Direct Consular Filing (DCF) General Discussion
    • Bringing Family Members of US Citizens to America
    • Bringing Family Members of Permanent Residents to America
    • What Visa Do I Need - Family Based Immigration
  • Non-Family Based US Visa Discussion
    • Tourist Visas
    • Work Visas
    • Student & Exchange Visitor Visas
    • Diversity Lottery Visas
    • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  • Consulate & USCIS Service Center Discussion
    • National Visa Center (Dept of State)
    • US Embassy and Consulate Discussion
    • Waivers (I-601 and I-212) and Administrative Processes (221g)
    • USCIS Service Centers
  • US Visa Holder and Permanent Resident Immigration Discussion
    • Adjustment of Status (Green Card) from K1 and K3 Family Based Visas
    • Adjustment of Status from Work, Student, & Tourist Visas
    • Working & Traveling During US Immigration
    • Tax & Finances During US Immigration
    • Removing Conditions on Residency General Discussion
    • US Citizenship General Discussion
    • Effects of Major Family Changes on Immigration Benefits
    • Military Immigration-Related Discussion
    • General Immigration-Related Discussion
  • General Discussion Area
    • Off Topic
    • Games While You Wait
    • Regional Discussion
    • Moving to the US and Your New Life In America
    • Finding Work in America
    • Emigrating Outside the US
    • Current Events and Hot Social Topics
    • Introducing our Members
    • General Polls
    • US Immigration News and Discussion
    • Site-Related Discussion - Updates, Ideas, etc.
  • Moderator and Organizer Forums (Hidden)

Find results in...

Find results that contain...

Date Created

  • Start


Last Updated

  • Start


Filter by number of...


  • Start



miles from

Is online?

Has photo?

Content Count

Between and

Last Visit

Between and



Immigration Status

Place benefits filed at

Local Office


Our Story

Found 39 results

  1. Hi everyone 😊My case is now documentarily qualified as of 2/13/19, just out of curiosity how long did it take for an interview to be scheduled by NVC at consulate (preferably at Islamabad)
  2. Hey friends, creating this thread so we can get help from our fellows who have/had there interviews in islamabad embassy. Please do let us know the experiences, tips and advices. Information related to medical or anything that can help
  3. Hi so finally my case is documentairly qualified...the email I received today stated they will contact me and my husband once they’ve scheduled an interview in Islamabad. I would love to hear from others their experiences and advice etc 😊🤞🏽So excited to finally going forward in our journey!!!!
  4. Does anyone have up-to-date knowledge (2019) whether the petitioner can attend the K-1 interview along with the beneficiary at the Islamabad Embassy? Does this help the beneficiary's case at all? If attendance is possible, is the petitioner questioned, too, or is s/he made to stand apart and not participate? Also, can the petitioner enter the Embassy without an appointment?
  5. hi guys!!! So let me give you a little run down of things....around 12/10/18 I received email from NVC that I am able to move to my next step I need to submit fees and documents etc..I went ahead and paid AOS and IV fees and around 12/14/18 once my fees were “paid” I was able to submit documents and it took NVC a few for them to let me know what’s accepted and what’s missing etc. so I believe 1/4/19 I received an email stating what else I need and what is missing so basically my spouses IV stuff was all accepted and I from my end needed to upload my w2 AGAIN and give my household member(my fathers) tax transcript and also I needed to fill out I864 instead of the ez and I’ve uploaded those and it’s been accepted 🙌🏻 Now I keep going back and fourth with them my w2 states next to it “accepted” they keep sending me messages that i need to send in every page and I’m pretty sure I’ve done that twice! It’s so frustrating I feel like I’ve been waiting forever I’ve submitted it all literally nothing is missing at this point here I am waiting another 2-3 weeks for them to review things yet again! Has anyone else had this problem? It sucks because it will obviously take them time to schedule an interview also 😭😭
  6. Hi Friends, So my fiance was given a white 221g with administrative processing marked on it. His passport was also kept. I emailed the Islamabad embassy asking them why he wasnt issued a visa. I got a reply back from them today. This is the reply:Dear Sir/Madam, Our records indicate that this case is in its final review. Please feel free to check back with our office after four weeks. So guys should i consider this a good sign? They didnt write the usual its in AP so just wait for it response. Plz give any feedback you guys might have!
  7. Hi guys .. My interview took place on Nov 13, 2018 for F2A Category in Islamabad.. MASHA ALLAH the interview went well .. after the interview, I was handed white paper 221G .. I created the profile on the same day .. since then, there have been only 2 updates .. one on Dec 4th and the next on Dec 7th .. I'd really appreciate if anyone can plz guide me as to how long it's going to take ..
  8. Bassam Fouad

    K1 Islamabad interview in Urdu

    Anyone who has given his / her interview in Urdu got approved? Because I heard someone if you not choose English they thinks that a person who is going to migrating doesn't know Urdu so that makes negative impact is that right?
  9. Hi VJ members, I had an interview today for CR1 in Islamabad. Everything was very smooth the interview was hardly 5 minutes and at the end, that lady gave me this 1-page white form, initially I was not sure that what this form is and I didn't even read it at the counter. I asked her to what to do with this form and she said just keep it with yourself and the form title is Immigrant Visa Section (Modernized Immigrant Visas) and it says you visa has been refused under the provision of the immigration and nationality act and also section 221g (your visa application is refused for AP) is tick marked. Under this, there is General Requirements and Evidence of economic solvency and they both are highlighted with yellow ink. Also about the passport, she said that you will get it after 1 month. My wife was also there with me and we went together to the counter but the lady asked her to stay there in the waiting area. Now I don't know what to do or what to upload and the status of my case is not changed on CEAC website. 1 more thing that initially we submitted the birth certificate from the hospital with my SSC certificate to USCIS and then NVC wasn't accepting it then we uploaded the FRC from Nadra and now on interview we took the original birth certificate from Union Council and we also gave them FRC and the hospital issued birth certificate. Please share your thoughts. Thanks alot!
  10. sooo here we are again waiting yet again lol received approval 10/24/18, got case number 12/17/18, submitted documents and paid fees 12/21/18. NVC received everything 1/10/19, they emailed me stating I need to submit my 2017 tax and make sure it is with every page I guess soething was missing also I added my father as a household member to combine income so they needed me to submit 2017 w2 also and so I did they also need tax transcript but it seems IRS website has been down for sometime now and that's the only thing missing at this point. when I submitted my dads 2017 w2 I added a comment and wrote about the transcript and stated IRS website down etc. anyone have a similar issue where something was missing? or did anyone have something missing but they still scheudked interview? also how long after do they schedule interview? need some positive vibes please!!!!!!!!! 🙏
  11. Hey Guys, I don't have a Birth Certificate from the Union Council. I do have the FRC and the certificate from the hospital but I don't have the one from the Union Council. Can someone please guide me that If it is NECESSARY to have a Birth Certificate from Union Council or is there any other way. My UC is too far and I am not sure if my record is there or not. Please guide. Thanks
  12. Hi everyone, I have my visa interview on the 17th of January. My fiance has just mailed me all the paper work and I noticed that I have the I-797C (NOA2) which is a copy sent by the NVC instead of the original I-797 (NOA2) that the embassy is asking for. Do they ask for the original I-797 (NOA2) or am I okay with a copy? In the financial docs he sent me there are photocopies of W2's. Are they sufficient or should I ask him to send me the original ones as well? Also - do I need to take copies of all docs or will they just see originals and return them (financial)? Will appreciate your input! Thanks! @Amnazaid @Sarac9
  13. My mother attended her immigrant visa interview on July 19th, 2018 at Islamabad Embassy, Pakistan. The officer asked her general questions and whole process went smoothly. She was told at the end of interview that her she will receive her immigrant visa in 1-2 weeks and passport will be sent back to her. It's been over 3 weeks but we have not heard back from the embassy. Not sure what is causing the delay for her immigrant visa. We haven't received request to submit any additional document or were given 221G after the interview. Upon calling them they informed my mother that her visa is still in process (not administrative processing). I will appreciate if someone here can guide me about how long it took them to receive their passport once their visa was approved. Especially if it was to do with their parents application. Thanks.
  14. Hi everyone! I've been reading a lot about the fact that if you take engagement photos and you're dressed up that leads the CO to believe you could be married. Is that true? What kind of photos did you take to the interview? Thanks!! @Sarac9 @Amnazaid and other Pakistanis on VJ please help.
  15. ‎ألسّلامُ عليكمُ و رحمةُ اللّهِ و بركاتهُ Starting in the Name of ALLAH( GOD), The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful I'm creating this Specific TOPIC on this Forum to help all those Pakistani people who are in middle of transition for applying K-1, K-3 I-29F visa or Spouse Visa and willing to help other Pakistani from their Experience. Please share your experience from Start to End. Filling Form NOA1 NOA2 NVC RFE Embassy/Consulate Medical Interview POE Experience Note : Please keep your post related to TOPIC .
  16. Hello, is there someone who go through k1 interview this year? And got visa approved? I got.my interview on 22 june 2018 consular asked me about additional document which i submit themon 28 june.... On 24 july was status was updated to application received. How much time it will take now to get visa issued.
  17. 90 days have been passed after submitting new joint sponsor documents. Although previous one was qualified from nvc but lady officer demanded new joint sponsor documents as the previous sponsor has already sponsored other applicants too . Our case is being updated by embassy but on asking they are replying same answer that your documents have been received and we are looking into it. Does it any chance to denial from them or why they are taking so long time. Medical is going to be expired in next week
  18. Hi, I had my interview on 10th September 2018 at Islamabad consulate and at the end of the interview CO kept my passport and I was given 221(g) sheet asking to submit: Wedding photos and pictures of our time together Emails, chats Copies of my wife's passport pages showing entry and exit stamps We submitted everything asked on CEAC only(as I was told) on 4th October. It has been more than a week but I don't see any change in the last update date. Questions: Is it normal for no change in last update date after submitting the documents online? How long should I wait before making an inquiry? How long do they normally take to process such information? Anyone else who submitted documents only at CEAC and did not sent by mail? Here is some background information. We have been married for almost 3 years now (got married in the US). 1st year we lived apart while I got back to Pakistan. My wife moved to Pakistan almost 2 years ago and has been living here since then (besides going back home a couple of times). We had our Nikah after 6 months of my wife moving to Pakistan (My family had not met her before this as we were living in a different city). Shortly after that, we moved to my parents home as I switched jobs. We had been living with my family for almost a year now.
  19. April filer ‘17. Anyone knows whats going on?? My interview was on 21st December i didn’t get AP and i was supposed to get the visa in 10 days but still nothing. My IV visa says “application received” as of 23rd jan. But it’s been more then 2 working days and the status still hasn’t changed.
  20. Hello fellow guys - My interview was on 27 aug at ISL embassy. CO asked for following docs. 1. IRS transcript for last year tax (will get it) 2. Employment letter of husband (will get it) 3. Divorce Certificate - All documents petitioner submitted at the time of first divorce (really confused about this) 4. Correct passport pics (will get these) Divorce happened in Pakistan. What documents we need? we already submitted certificate given by nadra (union council) Help is really appreciated.
  21. Hello! Last month I had received a letter that my son's F3 Immigrant case was being expedited due to his child turning 21 soon. This was just a day after the visa creation email for CEAC. Due to expedited status, CEAC Online did not allow us to pay fee or upload any financial documents. The NVC told us to present everything to Islamabad at interview. We were only able to enter civil documents. The CEAC did not allow fee payment or submission of affidavit of support, NVC said this is normal for all expedited cases. My son had the Interview today and they gave him white slip with 221G. The consulate officer said that he needed to upload the affidavit documents on CEAC. He had all original affidavit documents at interview, but they did not even look at them or listen to him. They keep on saying to upload them to CEAC. We tried contacting NVC and they say the case is expedited and they cannot accept the documents, only Islamabad can. Islamabad is not helping or respond at all and keeps on saying to upload online CEAC. The problem is CEAC is not allowing us to upload any documents since it is an expedited case. Any advice on how to resolve this
  22. Good evening, I have been trying to research this on my own but I can't find clear answers in addition I don't see any recent reaffirmed cases from Pakistan (but I just may not be using the search engine correctly). Would anyone be able to tell me the following: 1. Typically how long does it take USCIS to actually send the package to NVC? The date of my letter from USCIS about my case being reaffirmed is dated 7/9/18. 2. It seems once at NVC it isn't there too long...is this correct? 3. Interview - The most recent post were from 2013 and it looked like Islamabad contacted the beneficiary in regards to the interview date and what was needed. Is this still the case or does NVC now schedule as they did our first interview? 4. Administrative Processing before the interview - The cases I saw in 2013 were in AP for some time before the interview was given (like 6 months or more). I'm hoping it was just a bad year at the embassy. Has anyone been through this more recently that can give me more insight? 6. Medical - does it expire in 6 months or one year? 7. What can I expect from this second interview? I'm praying we won't be sent to the "room" a second time. Other than being sent there our experience was positive. That part was a tad bit traumatizing.. Everything so far has happened so fast that I'm not sure what to expect. I'm very grateful but hoping in continues to move at this rate.. Our interview was 12/13/17 Our case was returned to NVC 1/4/18 USCIS received from NVC 2/23/18 USCIS sent us NOIR 6/4/18 USCIS confirmed receipt of our rebuttal 6/25/18 USCIS reaffirmed the case 7/9/18 I try to see my husband every 4-6 months. We were together in at the end of May I know its a long shot but I'm trying to calculate when our interview might be and if I should plan a trip in between. Thanks in advanced! ~Freda
  23. I had my interview on the 9th August 2016 at the US consulate Islamabad, the usual routine and was given 221g form with denied mentioned on it. i have created this topic to get to know the usual wait time for AP in 2016, as previously the AP average time was almost 6 months to an year, whereas in 2016 its average time is 3 to 6 weeks. kindly share your cases. thanks.
  24. If i met my finace in person before engagment but i was not there for actual engagment am i eligable for K1 visa? And what is average processing time for K1 visa from filling to Interview date? thanks
  25. hi all, our interview happened in islamabad consulate on Nov 20, 2017 and by end of interview consular gave white paper with 221(g). recently CEAC updated status from READY to REFUSED and till day no email / documents / passports are returned from consulate. so need clarity that is it permanently denied or temporary denied based on interview. also what next is expected (if someone had similar experience) please tell. how long will it take to change from REFUSED to READY to ISSUE again in mentioned case. considerations: mother is house maker, not earning and listed as dependent on her sponsor mother petitioned all unmarried sons as LPR filed joint affidavit of support with house hold member, along with her one of son got married after petition, so he didn't appeared in interview nor sent documents to nvc, because we are aware that there is no provision for him to immigrate while interview they inquired about him too, so i clearly told he is married 221(g) letter they requested W2, IRS joint sponsor that is provided again although all provided documents were complete but they again requested IRS, W2 and Joint Sponsor Category: F2B I-130 filed: November 10, 2010 Priority Date: November 13, 2010 RFE: September 03, 2013 I-130 Approved: January 06, 2014 NVC Case Created: February 19, 2014 AOS Fee Invoice: February 03, 2016 AOS Fee Paid: February 11, 2016 IV Fee Invoice: February 12, 2016 IV Fee Paid: March 08, 2016 DS­261 Forms filled: February 10, 2016 NVC received documents: May 13, 2016 DS-260 Forms filled: May 18, 2016 DS-260 Forms Submitted: May 20, 2016 CEAC Status: Ready Interview Letter (P4): September 28, 2017 Interview Scheduled: November 20, 2017 After Interview: White Letter 221(g) CEAC Status: Ready (November 28, 2018) CEAC Status: Ready (meanwhile dates progressed at least 5 to 7 times approx inclusive of follow-ups) CEAC Status: Refused (July 30, 2018) Contacted Consular Section: August 02, 2018 CEAC Status: Refused (August 03, 2018) whereas consular section response is " case still pending under administrative processing" and ""please contact our office again after six months"