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  1. Hey everyone! Any July 2018 filers around? We sent ours on July 5th, waiting for NOA1 Good like and happy waiting!
  2. Help !! So, I'm a bit concerned. I got a call a few minutes ago from the hospital I did my medical at. They stated that my medical will not be sent in time for the interview and that I need to come in to review the medical with the doctor. I asked if something is wrong and they said nothing detrimental. I'm not sure if I should be worried or not.. I'm thinking of changing the interview date. What could possibly be wrong? Thoughts??
  3. My K1-visa interview is a few days away. Does having a co-sponsor lessen my chances of being approved at the embassy in Jamaica? Please advise. I'd love to hear about your experiences.
  4. Hey everyone ~ My fiance has been on AP at the US embassy in Colombo, Sri Lanka since 4 September 2018 and our status on the CEAC site still has not changed from "Ready." We've emailed the embassy once a month and have gotten pretty generic responses. Our latest inquiry yielded this response ... "Our office is waiting for certain clearances to further process your case. We understand your difficulty because of the delay in the processing. The timing for these clearances are generally based on the history of the case. Our office will contact you as soon as your case gets the clearance." My fiance was born in Dubai, UAE and I'm aware that AP usually takes longer if the beneficiary is from a MENA country, so we're not really surprised. Has anyone else's status been stuck on Ready? Also, does anyone else know what the "certain clearances" could be? Any advice appreciated! -Anna
  5. Hi, I have seen conflicting accounts that a police certificate from the US is not required as the immigration authorites will automatically conduct a background check on applicants. If so do I need to get one? I lived in the US for a year so I am assuming that one is needed? I already have obtained one from the Irish authorities. Any help would be much appreciated, thanks.
  6. So I went for my interview on the 26th on November, on the day I was approved and told they didn't have my medical results. After sending an email they confirmed they had my medical results on the 29th of November. As far as I can tell in this forum, the "Case Last Updated:" should update nearly everyday. It may go from ready to AP, or back again. But mine hasn't been like that, the case has only updated on days the embassy replied to my emails, does this mean my case is just sat there having nothing done to it? Even now the last time they replied to me was the 6th of December so that's when the case was last updated. Before then it was a week with zero updates. The only thing that stands out in my experience compared to others on this forum is that the system was having issues the day I went for my interview, the person getting interviewed before me was told that he could be stuck in the embassy for two hours due to the system. But I was allowed to leave straight after, I assumed it was because they were waiting for my medical results. Only reason I'm worrying is because I wanted to be there for Christmas and I'm seeing people on this forum get their visa before me when they had interviews after. I know time can vary but my case just seems odd. I'm not really looking for a solution, just ideas or other people who may have experienced something similar. I've sent an email asking if there's any issues so that's all I have right now. Making me anxious. Thanks very much. Declan
  7. Hi everyone! So, my fiancé and I sent off our i129f around December 10, 2018. We are now looking to update our passports this week as my fiance’s is older and well, I honestly don’t have one yet, but of course I sent in my birth certificate. I checked the i129f about 10 times before sending it in and that is truly no exaggeration. We are looking to update any needed vaccinations too of course for my fiancé before the NOA2, hopefully to god an approval. I know that I must do thorough research on the embassy we will have our interview at, amongst other things. Well. While my fiancé was here with me, he actually lived with me for 2 months, he lived with me and my family, which I know is unconventional, but I and my family have never been happier than that time actually. They could see how in love we are and he instantly became part of the family. In our i129f, I included pictures of just him and I and also some with us and the family, and letters from my parents stating how they love him as well, and how they’re more than willing for him to live with us until we get steady financially. I basically let the USCIS know we have a plan already financially as well, and included an affidavit of support from both of my parents and all the requirements too (even though I know it’s not necessary yet) and we’re already saving money up as I write this. And my parents meet the financial requirements as well thankfully, very well. My question is, with this info I provided which was even more thorough in the i129f than I just stated, what do you think the chances are of getting approved with the NOA2? Because sometimes I’m crawling up the wall with nerves, and other days I’m fine. Thank you so much for your feedback if you choose to and for reading this 🙂 you are helping me so much more than you know ;~;
  8. Hi all! So, we sent off our I-129f earlier this December of 2018. We are now just waiting and doing a bit of further research. But as we wait, I can’t help but have a nagging feeling and question; if we were to get the godforsaken denial, or very welcome approval, would we get either answer in 6+ months time? Or if it were a denial, would it come sooner? I know my fiancé and I built an extremely strong case for the both of us, but I can’t help but follow the philosophy of hope for the best but expect the worst. If I may ask, others who have been approved recently, how long did your NOA2 take? We’ve already gotten our NOA1 🙂 thankfully. Thank you all so much for your help!
  9. I got here in the USA with K1 Visa last August and we got married within 90 Days. My I-94 says it's valid til November 7 2018?. We haven't applied for AOS yet and my question is, can I fly within the USA if my I-94 was only til November 7 2018? If yes, what documents do I need to bring?
  10. My fiancé was denied his visa today at the interview.. We are both so heartbroken.. When will I get a formal response with a reason? Should I spend money on appeal? How long will that process take? or just do a marriage visa? I can’t even think right now, just didn’t know where else to go for help/Support
  11. Hello Guys, My fiance and I decided to do-it-ourselves to file for my adjustment of status. Our previous immigration lawyer (who worked to process my K1 visa) fee is just way higher than what we expected, specially with the USCIS filling fee too. All is good so far though. I have prepared the following: Cover Letter G-1145 I-485 G-325A I-864 I-693 I-765 Supporting Documents Passport Bio Page (photocopy) Passport Visa Page (photocopy) Birth Certificate Most Recent I-94 and Travel History (printed) I-129F USCIS Approval Letter (scanned copy - my fiance lost the original one! thankfully he scanned it and sent it to me thru email before) Marriage Certificate I have also prepared I-131 (Advance Parole) but I wasn't sure what to write on "Reason". Will it be acceptable if I write "To visit family"? And for the "Country to visit" I only wrote "Philippines". I was just wondering, when the time comes, can I still travel anywhere aside from Philippines? or is it something I need to include in advance? TBH, I am still thinking about submitting this since I am following US naming standard, and I want to avoid questioning. 😣 Another question, do I need to attached a copy of my Vaccination from St. Luke's Manila as supporting document to my I-693? Does my supporting documents such as Marriage and Birth Certificate needs to be original or can I send copies instead? Lastly, since I decided to follow US naming for now which is (Maiden first & middle Name (as used in visa) + husband's surname) will it be okay to write my married surname on all the forms instead of my maiden surname? That's all I can think for now. Please let me know if I missed any form/s or supporting documents. Thanks in advance!
  12. TennantFamily

    No Letter? Murky next steps?

    Hi there! In a nutshell: application was approved October 11th, flash forward and case was sent from NVC to U.S. Embassy in London on November 28th. Its December 13th and we are apparently waiting on a letter that allows us to book the medical, and then the interview? This letter has still not arrived. Should we be concerned? Do we reach out to the embassy, or the NVC for the letter? The procedure is unclear as it says that we should start making all appointments, but that we need this letter (thats never come) to do so. A little lost - thanks for any guidance here!
  13. Hello, I'm filing for the K1 visa for my Fiancee in Indonesia. I make more than 125% poverty guidelines for 2018/2019, however, I was on maternity leave for 6 weeks at 60% pay which would put my W-2 gross wages slightly below a 3 person household. Will this affect his approval? I got a pay raise since then which will put my gross pay to be enough for a 4 person household.
  14. I haven't been able to find a thread of how often the Consulate at Madrid hosts Fiance visa interviews so I wanted to know if anyone whose gone through the process or going through it now, how often do they conduct the interviews? I've seen some VJ members post (From other countries) that their interview appointments aren't until mid January. My fiancé and I have just gotten our case from the NVC and will be sent out to the embassy in the next week, I wanted to get an idea of how long until he is able to come back. Also if anyone could let me know how long it took for a case to ship from NVC to Madrid that'd be great and how long it took to receive the P4 after sending the P3 back? Any answer to any of my questions would be tremendous help. Thanks all!
  15. Hi Everyone! I'm filing K1 Fiance visa petition for my fiance in Mongolia. So far, NOA1 received 5/4/18, NOA2 Received 10/31/18, NVC case created 11/20/18, NVC shipped our case on 12/11/18, and US Embassy/Consulate has received the case on 12/17/18 via DHL Tracking. My question is how does she schedule the K1 Visa Interview with the US Consulate in Ulaanbaatar? When she tried to schedule the interview online on usatravel site, it only gave her an option to chose non-immigrant visa.. and there were no K1 option to select. We understand K1 is a non-immigrant but with intentions of an immigrant visa. She has already completed the DS-160 and has her confirmation page, She already finished the medical exam by the US Consulate approved physician, and already paid the $265 Visa fee and has the slip receipt in her hand. Question is, how does she schedule the interview? Will the US Consulate schedule one for her? We already e-mailed the US Consulate in Ulaanbaatar but hasn't received a response. Does anyone on here have knowledge/experience on how K1 interview works in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia? Any advice will be greatly appreciated! Thank you.
  16. Hi, I have a few question. My husband is filing N400 based on marriage. He was 26years old when he came here in the US. 1. What should be the answer to Part12 item 44? 2. He has a stepchild (my daughter) who is still in the Philippines, shall we include her birth certificate? 3. How much bank statements should we include as supporting document?
  17. Hey Guys I’m really not good with forums and topics and research in general, so if someone else asked this question before please don’t hate, I’m really trying my best to find an answer to my question and I can’t. long story short: I have my B1/B2 visa valid till 2026, after getting my K1 and moving to States in May this year me and my ex partner both realised that sadly our relationship won’t survive. We cancelled K1 visa / adjustment of status in October by sending a letter to USCIS and getting back from them a confirmation letter saying that whole process is officially stopped so I moved back to United Kingdom. I need a B1/B2 tourist visa because I’m from Poland but I live in UK. My question: after cancelling my K1 visa / AOS,, can I travel to United States again as a tourist on my B1/B2 visa that is still or should be valid for the next 8 years? I’ve seen people saying that tourist visas are cancelled after K1 is issued but what if I cancel my K1 what happens? Is it really cancelled or just put on hold? I’m planning on going for holiday to USA in January and I wanted to make sure there won’t be any issues. Thanks very much in advance for any kind of help.
  18. Hi everyone Question about the i129f form please I only found at the USCIS website the last version expired 8/31/2018 What to do? Thank you
  19. Hi all, My fiance arrived in the US a month ago. After much discussions, we are thinking for him to go back to his home country before his K1 visa expires and get married there then apply for a CR1 visa instead. My question is, if we go to this route, what are the chances that our CR1 visa gets approved knowing that we did a K1 visa and did not push through with it? Hoping for your kind and honest thoughts
  20. The initial application packet is complete, except I am waiting to receive his hand signed bio form and statement of intent (yay!) I am super organized and like having everything planned out, so I'm already looking ahead to the next step. I understand that once I submit the packet, I will receive notification that it was received. What happens next? I know there is the medical examination, interview and such, but at what point do I need to send my fiance my financial information? When does he schedule his interview appointment? My fiance is in Delhi, India. Anyone here also have a fiance in India? Any advice? Stories? Thanks in advance!
  21. Dee & Will

    Any idea about Mumbai consulate?

    Hello guys, my fiancé and I met 10 months ago on OkCupid. When he visited me for the 2nd time we went to Thailand together where he proposed to me. A month later we filed our application. We do not have an age gap. But we are an interracial couple. I was wondering how Mumbai consulate treats interracial couples who met online like us. We do have substantial proof of relationship. And I know everything about him. I just want to know what to expect. thank you!
  22. Dear all, please help me , i am living and working in the United arab Emirates and work here for the past 5 years, my boyfriend intends to file k1 visa from California, would i be able to have my documents and interview done in UAE, as i live here? please assist me is very important to us to know what address can i put in
  23. Hi Everyone, I am curious to know from the K1 visa applicants that had their interview at the London Embassy in late November 26th - 30th, 2018. Has your visa status changed on the Ceac website? My status shows 'Administrative Processing' from the 3rd December as the last update, with the 'date created' as 29th November. I' know it's on a case to case basis, however, has your status changed to 'Issued' since? Many thanks!
  24. Hi everyone, I have applied for a k1 visa for my fiance in Pakistan. Unfortunately, my fiance has developed a "cyst" on his face which is getting bigger as time passes. I am scared it can become inflamed or infected, with the overlying skin that is becoming red, tender, and sore. He has had this for over 6 months but is getting really worse now. The typical treatment for any cyst is removal by surgery and a routine test for cancer. All unusual lumps need to be investigated by a qualified health professional. Some cysts are cancerous and early treatment is vital. If left untreated, cysts can cause serious complications including infection, the cyst fills with bacteria and pus, and becomes an abscess. If the abscess bursts inside the body, there is a risk of blood poisoning (septicaemia). The only treatment for this would be a surgical removal. My fiance is 27 years old and has never used Pakistan's medical services. Being a US citizen, I do not trust Pakistan's medical care especially for serious treatments like surgery. We both would rather have this treatment done in America. As for right now, our case is in Administrative processing and has been in AP ever since the interview in August 2018. I am thinking to pay a visit to the Islamabad embassy and show them my fiance needs to seek medical treatment in America and request them to issue the visa as this is a medical emergency. Please advise on what you think Thank you, Zoya
  25. Hello everyone, I am having the interview very soon this month and would love some help, guys. My fiance and I wanted to go with her mom as a sponsor since her financial situation is a lot better than ours. Is that what you guy call "joint Sponsor"? Is that some other form to fill or the same i-134? Should my fiance fill the same form even if I'm taking her mom's? Also, what are the extra papers other than the tax return, that I should attach to the Affidavit form? Thank you in advance