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  1. 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?
  2. 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.
  3. Its been 1 month and 18 days since AOS (Affidavit of Support) fee has been paid. Not IV fee has been invoiced. AOS fee paid on 6/26/18 DS 261 received 6/27/18 Any idea why it's taking so long? I'm the agent on this case, no email or text for any updates on IV fee. The petitioner called NVC and had the DS 261 reviewed and processed over the phone. He was told IV fee would be invoiced within a week. No news yet.
  4. Hi everyone, I have uploaded everything I need for my IV packet on CEAC. The problem is that it shows a section where I need to upload photographs. I am assuming these are passport photos? But my understanding was that passport photos were only required for the interview, not the NVC stage. Anyway, it is not letting me submit the IV packet with anything "missing" - including these photographs. Should I get some passport photos and upload them? Thanks in advance. Bethany
  5. Hello, Does anybody have any experience or heard approximately how long it will take (I am in Taiwan) for NVC to receive (AOS and IV) and case complete, and then how long till the interview at AIT in Taipei, Taiwan? Thank you in advance, Brett
  6. Hello, I am helping my sister in law with her immigration paperwork for a CR1 visa. She filed I130 with an attorney and she no longer wants the help of an attorney. She is living in Mexico with her daughter and is married with US Citizen. NVC Ceac.state.gov lists her daughter as principal applicant. I feel this is not correct, and that NVC made a mistake entering her case into the system. Should she correct that? or is this normal?
  7. Hello All, Anyone has idea how log the wait is if the case is in Administrative Processing after interview? Regards Ronak
  8. Dear all, I am confused as to how the AoS and IV package are to be sent to NVC. Is it by regular mail or is it by uploading it to their website? I am confused about this... Some say its upload, others say its by regular (physical) mail/post. Can someone please enlighten me on this? Many thanks in advance...
  9. Hi everyone, I just had my interview this morning at the USEM and I wanna share how it went for the benefit of those who have an interview coming up. Quick recap of our entire petition/application process: Feb ‘17: NOA1 Aug ‘17: NOA2 Mid Oct ‘17: Applied for CR1 Visa Dec ‘17: NVC contacted us asking for a copy of our marriage contract with PSA seal Jan ‘18: Received email with interview schedule Mar 2: Medical Exam Mar 5: Got medical exam results Mar 12: Interview What I brought to the interview based on what USEM emailed: 1. PSA issued Birth Certificate 2. PSA issued Marriage Contract 3. PSA issued CENOMAR which indicates that I have a marriage contract filed under my name and my husband’s 4. NBI clearance (mine was issued in October 2017) 5. Medical Exam Results 6. Old passports (this is really important if you have another valid US visa) 7. Interview letter (ended up not being asked for or looked at) 8. DS-260 form (this was really important, it acted as a routing paper) Anyway, my interview was scheduled at 10:10am. My husband and I arrived at the embassy at around 9:00am. Just as soon as we arrived, I heard that they were calling applicants that were scheduled at 9:15am. So we decided to wait where everyone was sitting and standing (behind a sign that said 9:15aam). After I looked more closely at the sign, I noticed that it said Non-Immigrant Visa. So we walked up to the security guard to ask where immigrant visa applicants wait and he directed us to a tent closer to the entrance. At the tent, they immediately asked for my DS-260 form and passport. They placed a sticker on my form that has my name, visa classification, tick boxes with the steps and a bar code. They also placed my passport inside a ziplock bag. Afterwards, they instructed me to go inside. Inside the embassy, there are several ushers whom you can ask if you’re not sure where to go. We went up to one, told her my visa classification and then she directed me to where I should sit and wait. After around 20 mins, we got called to line up in front of the pre-screening window. I guess this is the window where you will be screened by a fellow Filipino which I’ve read in several blogs. When we got called, I was asked for my DS-260 form and passport right away. The lady at the pre-screening window scanned it, looked at the screen then left her seat. She came back with my file from the NVC. Then she asked for all of the documents I stated above one by one as she asked me questions. Some of the questions she asked were how we met, who our joint sponsor is, when we got married, where we got married, how many times I’ve been to the US and how many times my husband has been to the Philippines. She then directed me to the Finger Scanning window after returning my DS-260. At the Finger Scanning window, the line was quite long. Maybe because it was the only one doing it? Anyway, an American consul was at the window and the first thing he asked was my DS-260. Same thing, he scanned the bar code too. Then he asked me to scan my fingers. After that, he returned my DS-260 and told me to go to window 60 where the interview is at. We didn’t really have the interview at that specific window. I guess the windows on that side are where the interviews were conducted. Anyway, some lady told us to be seated first and wait to be called. This is where my nerves started kicking in coz you can hear most of the interviews going on. We even saw someone get denied. Then finally it was our turn. Again, I gave the DS-260 form and the lady scanned it. She left to get our file then came back and made us take the oath. I scanned my fingers again after. Then she proceeded with the interview. Since my petitioner was around, she kindly let us know that questions are directed at me and she will only ask my petitioner for more information if necessary. Not all consuls might be as polite as the one we got, so if your petitioner will join, he/she should let the applicant answer unless asked directly by the consul. She asked how we met, when we first met in person, how many times we’ve visited each other, when and where we got married, who our joint sponsors were, names of his parents and siblings, if I’ve been out of the country, if I stayed in other countries for a year or more. She asked for photos from our wedding but I only had a Polaroid photo of us showing off our wedding rings 😒. She asked if I had more to show but unfortunately I didn’t bring them. So tip for you guys, bring printed photos of your wedding! Anyway, after around 5 minutes she said everything seems to be okay and that she should be able to issue our visa. She asked us to take a small piece of paper by the window which has the USEM’s phone numbers to register/nominate a delivery address for my passport and visa packet. Now I just have to wait for 1-2 weeks for it! Oh and they also took my expired passport with a valid B1/B2 visa. So if you have a valid US visa, don’t forget to bring the passport that contains it! Overall, we spent an hour at the USEM. We got out at around 10:05am. Which was good coz our interview was originally scheduled at 10:10am. There was no need for us to go extra early. I don’t know if today was just not as busy as usual or USEM just got more efficient. But unlike what I’ve read in the past, there wasn’t a need for us to go hours prior to our interview. Especially because they let immigrant visa applicants in right away.
  10. My spouse attended her interview in Islamabad on Monday March 5th 2018. She was approved and was told that she will get her visa in 2 weeks. CO didn't return her any documents or asked for any documents. Now when i check CEAC status it still says READY. I called DOS to try to get embassy status. They are saying that they don't offer that status any more and i should contact NVC. I called NVC and asked her if there are any notes on her file from embassy. Phone Rep, took some time and came back that her case is in Administrative review. I am not sure what that is. Some one else is going through this situation ?
  11. Hello All, I am trying to figure out what supporting documents I need to submit for the AOS and IV packages to NVC. I read the threads and I still have a few questions. This is what I have so far: AOS Package: AOS bar-coded cover sheet Form I-864EZ (signed and dated) 2016 Tax Transcript 2015 Tax Transcript 2014 Tax Transcript Letter of Employment 2016 W2 2015 Correct W2 2014 W2 Paystubs Feb 2018 Paystubs Jan 2018 Paystubs Dec 2017 I know it is little overkill with the financial documents but I rather have them all than get a check list. IV Package: IV bar-coded cover sheet Two (2) passport-size photographs of beneficiary (case number, beneficiary’s full name, and date of birth are written on back of both) Photocopy of the biographic data page of beneficiary’s passport Photocopy of the Thai birth certificate Photocopy of the English translation of the Thai birth certificate As the child is 4 years old the following documents are N/A for him: Police records, Marriage Certificate (of course he has never been married), Court and Prison Records (he was never arrested), Military Records, Adoption documents (he is only my step child at this point). Do I need to submit a copy of my marriage certificate showing that I am married to his mother? If yes, does this go with the AOS or IV package. Do I need to submit a copy of my US passport? If yes, does this go with the AOS or IV package. Proof of domicile is only needed if you do not live in the US, correct? Also, the child had a name change do I need to submit the documents showing this name change (the Thai version as well as the English translation)? If I have missed anything I would appreciate it if you could point it out. Thank you. Regards Jonny
  12. Hello guys, We are in the NVC stage and we are having hard time understanding how to put together the AOS and IV package as according to instructions it has be sent as ONE package. A little background, my wife who is a US citizen living in USA has sponsored me under IR1 category and I am a Canadian citizen living in Canada. We have already gotten the petition approved. Now we are in NVC stage and we have already made payments for AOS and IV and I have already submitted DS-260 online and DS-261 has been completed. Now, I have the Document cover sheet/checklist that I received from NVC and also I have the barcode sheet for AOS as well as barcode sheet for IV. I am having a hard time figuring out in which order to assemble the package. Below is how I am thinking of putting together the package. Can somebody please have a look at it and provide feedback ? Main Envelope: The whole package will be sent to following address: National Visa CenterAttn: DR31 Rochester Ave. Suite 100Portsmouth, NH 03801-2914 Contents 1. Document Coversheet/Checklist from NVC on top. 2. A cover letter explaining what is in IV package and AOS package. 3. IV Package/Envelope. 4. AOS Package/Envelope. IV Package/Envelope: This package will contain principal applicant’s (myself) documents and have following address on it: National Visa Center Attn. CMR 31 Rochester Avenue Suite 100 Portsmouth, NH 03801-2914 Contents 1. IV Barcode sheet on top 2. Cover letter explaining documents enclosed in the IV package? 3. Doc1 4. Doc2 5. Doc3 6. And so on … AOS Package/Envelope: This package will contain petitioner’s (my wife) documents and have following address on it: National Visa Center Attn. CMR AOS 31 Rochester Avenue Suite 100 Portsmouth, NH 03801-2914 Contents 1. AOS Barcode sheet on top 2. Cover letter explaining documents enclosed in the AOS package? 3. I-864 form. 4. Doc1 5. Doc2 6. Doc3 7. And so on ….