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  1. Hello, Anyone from Jamaica deal with a visitor visa thru the Jamaica Embassy? I submitted a DS-160 (B2 visa) for my 16 yo stepchild (her father is in America obviously). what evidence is needed to bring to interview? She doesn’t work, she’s in high school. Her family is in Jamaica. She WILL be going back, I know you have to show proof of that but how? Thanks
  2. Hi. My husband got his interview letter today for November 2023. We went to schedule the medical at Andrews hospital (Kingston, Jamaica) online and the only date available was a week before the interview. We're not sure if that will give us enough time to have the medical ready. Can anyone say what the turnaround time has been recently? Someone who has had theirs done recently, that is.
  3. My boyfriend was in the U.S. on a J-1 visa but had to go back to Jamaica. What is the best way to get him back over to the States to stay permanently. Can I file for K-1 even though he just left?
  4. My husband had a K-1 visa interview in January 2020 and was denied for a year because his drug test was positive but he hadn’t smoked in months when we started the visa process. He was supposed to get randomly tested but didn’t know because he was so disappointed that I was pregnant and he was denied that he didn’t go through the papers and understand that he had to contact St. Andrews for them to know to contact him to do the random test (which I think is stupid I think the embassy should contact them or they should know the test is positive when they send it over and make a list of the people interview dates so they know to contact them after for the year) so I lost the baby the next month and decided that July I wanted to get married in case we got pregnant again I would share my baby last name. I started the process for the spousal visa in September that year. We got our case sent over to the embassy January 29, 2021 and his interview was August 19, 2022. When he went to get do his medical that’s when we found out about the random testing he should have been doing. They said he couldn’t do it but then changed their minds and let him. When he went to his interview they said they needed his medical and a court document about a case he had in 2011. He has been back 4 or 5 times but we have not heard anything back. He went for his last test last week Friday and next month will make it 6 months since his interview. I don’t know what to expect but this is going on year five of us together but apart and I need some type of hope
  5. My mother in law filed IR1 for her husband in March of 2021 to bring him from Jamaica to the USA. They have followed the process until the last email notice from NVC in Feb 2022 stating : The National Visa Center (NVC) received all of the fees, forms, and documents that are required prior to attending an immigrant visa interview at a U.S. Embassy/Consulate General overseas. NVC will work with the U.S. Embassy/Consulate General in KINGSTON, JAM to schedule an interview appointment for you. Once we have confirmed an interview date, we will send a notice to you, your petitioner and attorney (if applicable). ..no contact since. They have waited but wondering how long more they should wait to do nothing. Should they be contacting Kingston or NVC and who should they be contacting. I have read different statements in regards the interview that he should call to make an appointment, however the email said to wait until they schedule interview for him. Please advise next steps of where and who to contact for further update. thank you.
  6. Greetings, Any advice on how to get things moving. We had a 1 year ban due to marijuana (admitting to past use). Visa processing was scheduled to resume June/21. Hospital contacted spouse for 1st drug test in October/21. No communication has been received since then. I have made contact to the Embassy (responses redirect to hospital), contact made to hospital with no responses, spouse has went in person to explain situation and nothing. Any advice ?
  7. Hi, I’m not sure what to do here. I need to apply for my stepchild who currently lives in Jamaica. I am only getting that I need to apply for i130, but what’s the actual visa called. Do I just file the i130 and they will send me what to do next? Thanks
  8. Hey guys, I am onthe last stretch of my visa journey and it’s so frustrating that I decided to share my story. I know I am probably not the only one who is going through this, however, I do feel sometimes alone in my journey. So first, a back story. My father who is an American citizen filed for me in August 2018. At that time I was going to school in the states and I wanted to my adjust my status. Unfortunately , I had to come back to my home country due to financial reasons and I strongly believe that caused a delay in my journey because I had to tell USCIS that I’m not in the country anymore. It took a whole year for the petition to be approved and another year for them to approve that I was no longer in the United States. So it was in 2020 when NVC contacted me stating that they have my case. That was in September and by December I was DQ. So we all know that due to coronavirus as well as the ban that Donald Trump placed on an immigration it further delayed my case for another year and a half. Surprisingly I received an email from NVC stating the embassy has my case and my interview date is April 5, 2022. Fast forward the interview was horrible I felt as if I was a criminal being interrogated and to be honest I bawled my eyes out because I really believed that it’s not going to be a good outcome. The officer did take my passport and documents and gave me a 221g requesting tax documents and a marriage certificate for my parents and I submitted everything within a week time which was April 11, 2022. It’s been over a month now and I heard nothing from the embassy regarding my case and I check my status each day and it states that my visa has been refused. I am worried and anxious practically a ball of emotions and I don’t know what else to do. I have been waiting on this so long. I paused furthering my studies because of this and I have just been doing odd jobs to keep my self occupied until my time came. Now I feel as if I am wasting my years away and I need to get the ball rolling. I started my visa journey at 18 now I am 22 years old. As anyone been through this, please let me know your experience🙏🏾
  9. As at today, March 30, 2022, the JM US embassy is reviewing DQ cases from the NVC and as far as I saw, from June and July 2020 for F Categories. Have you received your interview letter? Interview time frame from IL receipt is 2-6 weeks. Don’t forget to check your spam or junk. Seeing too many instances of people missing interview letters because the email went elsewhere. Lol check under mattress if you must but please check! 😅😂
  10. Did medical at andrews memorial hospital I Jamaica about a month now and they have not sent off the medical to the embassy. Is that normal they said there process is 7-10 business days but it’s been a month. Any one have that experience
  11. Hello, I am new to VJ. I just had a couple of questions. I filed I-130 for my husband who’s currently in Jamaica & it was received June 21st, 2021, then actively reviewed January 26th, 2022. It was originally at the Nebraska Service Center, then got transferred to Texas. We’ve been together 3 years, married for a little over a year. First question, how can I (if I can) have a joint bank account here in the states with him not being able to obtain a social security number just yet? So, we can have more together than just the house we built in JA. (In Jamaica, it’s different than the states on things like this. Plus, we built it on his family’s land, so no paperwork or anything. It’s not required), so having joint things together is kinda difficult right now. So, I’m not sure of any other ways to run any other things jointly together to help our case. If anyone can shed some light or give me any ideas, that would be extremely helpful! Or maybe some things we could potentially do when I** go to Jamaica as I go many times during the year. We began adding me to his bank account there the time before last that I went, but I didn’t have the required documentation as it was a last minute thing & just decided to go to the bank & see what could possibly be done. So, if anyone has any other recommendations, I’m all ears! Second question, is there any sort of way to maybe find out which month a service center is currently working on per whatever petition is filed (in my case // I-130 not filed concurrently)..? Or at least get a round-about-answer as to where they’re at with reviewing said petitions..?? Of course, I know patience is the key here. But, going through this is already hard enuff missing your spouse and dealing with the anxiety and wondering if you’re doing it correctly & what not. Thanks for any help!
  12. I was DQ'd early October 2020. I am also in the F-1 category, daughter over 21 of a US Citizen (mom). I'd like to start this thread for those in a similar position waiting for an interview after being DQ'd during the proclamation/suspension in Jamaica. Last April made EIGHT years waiting and I am just beside myself at this point. Any news to share? I also got an email in March from the NVC reminding me that I am DQ's and that they'll keep in touch basically until I get an interview date.
  13. This thread for persons with the same visa category that I have. I have been DQ from December 2,2020 with no updates from NVC. My case is basically stuck like the others. I sent an expedite request on June 8. Fingers crossed I want to know what’s everyone’s case
  14. Ladies and gentlemen... A tide is coming in... I'm sure everyone this process is essential to knows by now that as of October 1, 2021, any COVID vaccine recognised by the W.H.O. is a requirement for immigration. October 1 also marks the beginning of a new fiscal year for the DHS. The US embassy in Kingston has also shared on Nationwide News and in the AUSE column of the Jamaica Observer that they have instructed the NVC to begin scheduling appointments in October for cases that have been DQ'd, current and waiting. No word yet on whether or not the embassy will host a FB LIVE consular conversations to, again, drive home more confidence in the process and progress. I am relieved for this next page turning. I've been waiting almost nine years (F11). Now I'm awaiting patiently some sort of news that anyone who's been at the NVC forever has finally received an interview letter. These letters, I believe, are to go out this month. Maybe they have already. I don't know. Has anyone who has been DQ'd and current from March 2020 received an interview letter as yet from categories F11 - F4? And not as a result of an expedited approval, just the normal route? Also, word to the wise, Please go get vaccinated if you are still interested in immigrating. Or if you need an exemption from the requirement, work on it now. You don't want any further delays for your case that could be avoided. -Get all your other shots necessary. -Get latest tax returns from your petitioner. -If you lived in another country for more than six months, at least find out the process to request one so you can act quickly when your time comes. -If you received treatment for any ailment that could make you inadmissible under the INA, request those files from your doc/hospital. the medial physician will need it. And won't send over your medical results to the embassy unless they have it. -Also, inform yourself about what is considered a normal internal body temp to have. Ask what your temperature reading is right after it is taken. AMHUSM has asked people to go tested and refuse to send over medical until a PCR test is done. Feel free to add any other tidbits I haven't mentioned to ensure the process is smooth for all of us waiting. It's time to wrap this up.
  15. Anyone in jamaica know how long courthouse keeps dismissed records/documents ? And how long it takes to get court documents ? If you been through this process please let me know. I have to get court documents and im worrying
  16. So my husband did his interview on Friday July 16,they needed my updated tax info,since his case was there sitting for over a year. We sent them the following Monday and we have yet to hear any info from them,over a month after. Is this normal. How much longer are we gonna have to wait?
  17. Does anyone know at which stage dna is requested for adult children?
  18. Has any seen the new COVID-19 Act Travel Restrictions.....Lawd Jesus. I might never see home
  19. Hi, I wanted to know if there's anyone in Jamaica in the F4 category who has received an interview since covid started(2020). If so, how long did it take between u getting DQ to you getting the interview email/letter?
  20. Hi everyone, I checked the forums and I'm not sure if I see to many concerns about this topic yet. My husband has been here almost a year and has not received his green card because he has not been able to get an appointment to complete his biometrics. Also, I saw a YouTube video that said biometric appointment have not only been backlogged due to COVID but also the Trump administration. Does anyone have more information about this? My husband's main concern involves traveling because he does not want to travel without his green card.
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