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  1. Hello everyone, Recently had our interview and were given a 221g to submit a document and the passport. We've since sent the document and the passport to the consulate (and it has been received by them) Any idea on how long they usually take to process? And where we could track this? We don't want to be waiting for months as we've given the passport alongside the document that was requested. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
  2. So i just check my The Nvc site and it said that my application is ready , What next , what do i have to do? do I have to schedule the interview or they do it ?
  3. I'm the petitioner for an upcoming K-1 visa interview and am seeking clarity on the current rules regarding petitioner entry to the embassy. Earlier this year, we were told petitioners are no longer allowed inside the embassy building during the interview. As a US citizen petitioner, I'm skeptical of this policy change. Can anyone confirm if K-1 petitioners are still barred from entering the embassy during the beneficiary's interview? I thoroughly searched recent threads but couldn't find updates on this policy. If this is a duplicate question, please direct me to the relevant discussion. Thank you!
  4. Hello, We're getting ready to submit our AOS paperwork however even after thoroughly reading the instruction pages, we still wanted to double check/clarify a few things. Any input on any of the questions would be highly appreciated! On the I-485 AOS form, I just want to confirm that the K1 visa IS subject to the public charge ground of inadmissibility under INA section 212(a)(4) - (pt. 8 #61). I believe I choose yes which then brings me to #62. #62 - I am using my brother as a joint sponsor for my wife's petition since I don't have an income however my brother and I don't live together - would he still be considered in our household? #63 - Do I include his full income in our annual household income? #64 - Should we share my wife's savings account information as an asset (do we provide bank statement as proof?) #65 - would car insurance be considered a liability? We're living rent free with my cousin for now so we're unsure whether to include any liabilities On form I-864 Affidavit of Support, (pt. 7 #6- use of assets to supplement income) Should I add my wife's checking/savings info when it asks "Assets of the principle sponsored immigrant?" For reference, my brother as a joint sponsor will be filling out his own I-864 so he wouldn't need to fill this part out being that he exceeds the federal poverty guideline, however I will add my minimal assets, but I'm wondering if I should add my wife's savings account to both our I-864 forms. I don't believe I need the I-765 worksheet for K1 family visa however I wanted to verify that as well. Thank you in advance and good luck everyone!!!
  5. Note: When filing for Adjustment of Status K1 and K3 Visa holders are required to submit their paperwork at this address. After the National office completes initial processing your case will be referred to your local CIS office where you will be interviewed for your permanent residency or be transferred to CSC. Prior to this the national office will send you communications requesting biometrics be taken and schedule an interview with you for this. To determine the amount of time it will take your local office to schedule your interview appointment refer to Processing Times page and click on USCIS District Processing Times link Download the Following Forms: 1. I-485 2. I-944 (no longer required as of March 9, 2021) 3. I-864 4. I-765 (optional) 5. I-131 (optional) 6. G-1145 (optional) The above forms can be filled out on your computer and printed. Make sure you sign and date them as required. Anything you cannot fit by typing, you can handwrite (very neatly) in black ink in the blank instead. You should always verify the current forms at www.uscis.gov. Assembling the I-485 Package: Checklist Forms and Documents (follow these assembly instructions. All supporting documents must be in English or be translated as noted here.): 1. Payment as required by USCIS. Use a personal check so you can track the payment. Money Orders are also accepted. Read the Guide to Paying USCIS Immigration Fees. Be sure to include the payment for both the I-485 and the biometrics fee*. >> The fee for I-485 applications includes the cost of the I-131 and I-765 (no need to pay for them if filed with or while your I-485 application is pending adjudication). 2. Cover Page. This should include the applicants contact information, a description of the benefit being filed for ("Immediate Relative (Spouse) Family Based Adjustment of Status Application") and a table of contents listing the major items in the packet. If you need additional room to explain your case, attach a separate sheet and list the attachment on the cover sheet. Make sure to sign and date the cover sheet. 3. Form I-485: Petition for Alien Relative (note: use the non US Citizen spouse's married name on this form and list previous name/names) 4. Form I-944 (Declaration of Self-Sufficiency with applicable supporting documents) (no longer required as of March 9, 2021) 5. Copy of the non US Citizen Spouses Passport (biographical page as well as entry stamps). 5a. Copy of the non US Citizen Spouses K-1 or K-3 Visa from Passport 6. K-1 Visa Holders: Submit Copy of NOA2 "Approval" for I-129F ** K-3 Visa Holders: Submit Copy of NOA2 "Approval" for I-130 7. Electronic I-94 Copy or (for older entries) a copy of the non US Citizen Spouses valid paper I-94 (front and back of form) 8. A copy of the intending immigrant's birth certificate along with English translation. (If in any language other than English) 9. A copy of your marriage certificate. Note: While a regular copy is allowed, submitting a certified copy is preferred as some members have received an RFE asking for this (so if one is available use that instead). 10. Two passport-type photos (see specification) of the Non US Citizen Spouse. Write the full name and A# on the back using a soft felt tipped pen or pencil. Place in a plastic bag and label the bag "Photo of <Insert Name>". Attach the bag to a sheet of paper and place behind the I-485. 11. I-693, Medical Examination of Aliens Seeking Adjustment of Status.I-693, Medical Examination of Aliens Seeking Adjustment of Status. If you are a K-1, K-2, K-3 or K-4 visa holder the I-693 instructions state that you are not required to have another medical examination as long as your Form I-485 is filed within one year of your overseas medical examination. If you are missing any shots from your overseas medical a I-693 vaccination transcription is required to be completed by seeing a Civil Surgeon to have certain portions of the I-693 completed and have the Civil Surgeon certify the form (sealing the original in an envelope and giving you a copy). 12. I-864, Affidavit of Support (see poverty limits here) >> Include any additional required supporting documentation 13. I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, if you want to work while your application is processed (optional) >> Include any additional required supporting documentation or photos as well as payment as noted here. 14. I-131, Application for Travel Document, if you need to travel outside the United States while your application is processed (optional) >> Include any additional required supporting documentation or photos as well as payment as noted here. * Fingerprint fee not needed for applicants under 14 ** Should this document be misplaced/lost/never received you can file an I-824 to receive a duplicate copy via mail. "Cover Page" Information: In the checklist above it is recommended that you include a Cover Page with your application. While this is optional, filing a cover page will help the USCIS understand what benefit your are applying for and specifically what items you have included in your package. Again, make sure the cover page includes: -- the applicants contact information (name, address, phone number) -- A description of the benefit you are applying for, (Immediate Relative (Spouse) Family Based Adjustment of Status Application) -- A table of contents listing the major items in your package (i.e. I-485 and evidence, I-765, I-131, etc) -- A line with the applicants signature and date I-944 (Declaration of Self-Sufficiency) Information: This form is required to be submitted with your I-485 for all applicants, and is in addition to the required I-864 (Affidavit of Support). The supporting documents list is lengthy and includes a tax transcript (not actual tax return) of the U.S. citizen, last foreign tax return filed by the fiancé, asset statements, certificates for any English courses taken, higher education verification, if applicable (including diplomas and equivalency evaluations), and several other onerous requirements. The most troublesome item is the requirement for a U.S. credit bureau credit report, or a letter from a credit bureau stating that no credit report is available. Since most recent immigrants will not have a credit record in the U.S., no credit report will be available, and the 3 credit bureaus have not been issuing letters stating no report is available. Our best advice at this point is to write a letter explaining why no credit report is available. You can find an example of this letter and an example filled out I-944 here. Attach "E-Notification" Form (Optional) Clip a completed G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance, to the first page of your application (on top of the cover page). By completing this form and attaching it, USCIS will send you an email and/or text message to alert you when your application was received. Where to File Everything: Applicants are required to mail applications to this address (not your local USCIS office). Be sure to mail the package with return receipt requested / delivery confirmation. Send via USPS. IMPORTANT! Make TWO copies of the entire package before you send it in. This includes the money orders too. You want to have a perfect replica of the package you are sending in. All Forms that you submit must be originals with original signatures. Supporting Evidence that you submit may be photocopies. Retain ALL original supporting Evidence since the USCIS has the right to check them by issuing an RFE (Request For Evidence). If you receive an RFE, follow the direction exactly, and make two copies of what you sent back. During any future interviews the USCIS may also want to examine the original supporting evidence. After Filing: What Happens? I-485's can take anywhere from several months to several years to be approved depending on where you live (every local office has a different waiting period). This delay often leaves the petitioner feeling completely hopeless of ever receiving approval. DO NOT GIVE UP! Though it seems like forever, the CIS will eventually get to your petition. In the mean time make sure your EAD for working is valid (renew when needed) and that you have an AP for any neccesary travel you have planned. Listed below are the main items that will happen while the beneficiary's I-485 is being processed. Employment Authorization and Advance Parole Processing If you filed for Employment Authorization and/or Advance Parole petitions are generally processed within 90 days of filing. During that wait the beneficiary (non-US Citizen Spouse) will be sent a notice in the mail to schedule an appointment at the nearest USCIS biometrics office to have their fingerprints and photos taken. It is important follow the instructions in this notice and to schedule the biometrics appointment in a timely fashion. Below are estimated waiting times for these benefits: Estimated EAD Processing Times Estimated AP Processing Times As a note, in an emergency where travel outside of the United States is needed (while a beneficiary's I-485 in still being processed) an Advance Parole can be obtained quickly by scheduling an Info-Pass appointment at your local USCIS office. You must show proof (doctors note, etc) that the travel is a true emergency (such as to see a critically ill relative or other true emergency) and file an I-131 (AP) in person. If approved the AP is likely be issued the same day. Do not attempt to leave the country without an AP as this can result in the beneficiary's I-485 being considered "abandoned" and will require a new Visa to enter the US (and refiling of the I-485). Biometrics Your beneficiary (non-US Citizen Spouse) will be required to have their biometrics taken as part of the I-485 processing (fingerprints and photos). The beneficiary will be sent a notice in the mail to schedule an appointment at the nearest USCIS biometrics office to have their fingerprints and photos taken. It is important follow the instructions in this notice and to schedule the biometrics appointment in a timely fashion. This can typically precede the interview date by up to 15 months, however it is usually much closer. Interview (in person) for Adjustment of Status Eventually most people (see exception below) will receive a letter from the CIS informing you of your interview date. It will include instructions on what to bring to the interview and any required items you may need to complete before hand. One of the most critical items requested will be "evidence of the relationship" which proves that your marriage is true and faithful (i.e. photos, joint checking account, joint lease, joint mortgage, and birth certificates of children if any, etc.). Also, it is important to bring the current passport of the beneficiary to the interview. The interview is fairly painless and may be video recorded and lasts between 15-30 minutes. If approved you will be mailed your "green-card" shortly after the interview date (weeks). Interview Exception. In some cases a beneficiary's Adjustment of Status case may be transfered to the California Service Center (possibly another location) where the CIS will attempt to complete processing without requirinig an "in person" interview. There is no particular way to know if this will happen to your case however if this does happen then you will not be required to attend an interview in person. If the I-485 is approved the beneficiary's green card will simply be mailed to them. NOTES: (1) It is possible that at your interview a tardy namecheck or FBI clearance may hold up a final "approval" of the I-485 after the interview. Permanent Resident status does not start until the case is *actually* approved, which may be a later date than the interview. The final issued green card will show the validity date. (2) If the beneficiary and petitioner have been married less than two years at the time the I-485 is approved then the beneficiary will receive what is called a "conditional" legal permanent residence. This simply means that the beneficiary will have to renew his/her greencard 2 years from the date it was originally "issued" by filing an I-751 to remove conditional status. When filing this form you will need to again show proof of your valid and ongoing marriage.
  6. We started our journey for the k1visa last october 2022. Then keep getting notified that there was an error found on our application. We received a RFE from USCIS for evidence support for an I-130 when we filed for K1visa. and then yesterday my boyfriend received an email again saying that he made a mistake on marking (x) on the K3visa instead of k1 . our letters and other documents states that we are really filing for K1 and made calls to clear such simple mistake .. the recent letter gives us like 15days to make an appeal or get denied .. I hope i could hear from someone who went through the same problem and could suggest better way to solve this. Another yr of this means 6th yr of our long distance relationship. Should we just start over again with the application?
  7. I'm almost done filing out forms for the K1 visa. I'm using the Example documents as references. But it seems to have ALL the documents not just when filing. So far: I have compiled: 129F (visa application) Letters of intent (both me and my fiance) Cover letter Credit card form Notification form. Screen shots + call logs passport photos birth certificate/ passport photos of us together plane tickets + package/letter labels. I see forms such as affidavit of support, but do I submit this with the rest of my items, or if they request it? Do I need to submit this, or only if I do not earn enough and have to claim property? Are there any other forms that need to be submitted with the initial visa application?
  8. Does anyone have any experience with the DS5535 (supplemental questionnaire) requested after your interview? My fiancé had his interview at the embassy in Helsinki, Finland on 16 March 2023. They told him he was approved and would have his visa in hand within two weeks. A week later (last Thursday) we got an email asking for him to complete and send back that form. He did so and sent it back the following day. We had no idea they could give an approval and then refuse it after the fact, so we booked all of his travel plans. Now we will lose all of that money, and what’s worse is that we have to wait even longer to be together because we are now in “administrative processing.” Has anyone else had a similar experience with being asked for the same form? What was the outcome? How long did it take for them to come to a resolution? We feel so completely lost.
  9. Hi good evening to everyone I'm planning to change job titles but still on the same company the only thing is my income may be less than what I earn now due to less responsibilities of the job title but it is still twice the amount of the required income requirements for the K1 visa. Do I need to inform USCIS? Will it affect my processing time?
  10. Hello! Quick question since our interview is coming up in April. My partner was born in Egypt but lives in the UK. She has her UK ACRO and police certificate/criminal record from Egypt as she lived there from 16-18. However the Egyptian police certificate was issued in 2021 and states on it that it's only valid for 3 months. However I read that foreign certificates are valid indefinitely as long as you haven't lived in the country since, which she hasn't, however she's been back for long vacations up to 6 weeks at a time. Does anyone know if those holidays count against her? Has anyone submitted an out of date foreign certificate before and how did it go? Thanks in advance!
  11. Hello! These groups have been really helpful throughout our K1 process so I want you thank you all advance! We're almost ready to submit our DS-160 but I have a bunch of questions that came up during the process. Some may be silly but we just want to be diligent. I understand it's a lot but any answers are appreciated!🙂 1.) First off, our NOA2 has just expired about a week ago - we were busy gathering documents and waiting for the NVC welcome packet that never came (which we just realized not everyone gets). Our case is "Ready" according to the NVC site. I reached out to the embassy but haven't heard back - do you know if it'll automatically be reinstated/extended? 2.) I just want to clarify that when the DS-160 asks for Petition number, it's the USCIS receipt number starting with WAC and NOT the NVC case number starting with LDN. 3.) When they ask if I used any other email addresses in the last 5 years, should I include my work one or no? 4.) The question regarding any other relatives (aside from immediate family) in the US - should I answer yes if they're my 2nd cousins? 5.) Employment information - I put my current job but I've been there for over 5 years (12 years in total) so when they asked for previous employment over the last 5 years, I filled out my current job information however they would like an end date - there is not "current" or "until present" option to choose. Does anyone know if there's a workaround for this? Should I just put the employment I was in before my current employer, i.e in 2011? 6) They worded the next questions in a way that tripped us up a bit - they said if we answer yes to any of the following questions we may risk additional screening but the last question was "do you have documentation that proves your vaccinations in accordance with the US law?" to which I've said YES. Just want to make sure this is okay and that I haven't misunderstood the question? 7) Am I supposed to register with a courier service on a separate website when I book my appointment? I read this somewhere a while back but haven't come across anything recently. Or will I just be redirected to the payment page once I click submit on my DS160 and book my appointment? 8.) Also on that note, for payment of the actual application fees, I'm assuming (as above) we pay once we submit the form/schedule the interview, is that correct? Or should I be paying the application fees elsewhere separately? And are there any other fees I need to be aware of (aside from the medical costs)? 10.) My last dose of the Hep B shot will be April 6th. If I show proof of that at the medical, would I still be able to go ahead with the medical before I receive that last dose? 9) for documents required for the medical: If I never had TB, do I still need to provide documentation saying I haven't? 10) How can I leave the country before my permanent residency is granted? My brother is due to get married in Egypt towards the end of this year and I'm already super worried and stressing about missing it as he's my best friend. Has anyone left the country after getting married but while still waiting for adjustment of status, and if so, would you mind sharing your experience? For example, is there a form I have to submit every time I want to leave? How long is it valid for? How likely is it to get approved? Etc. Thanks again so much and sorry about the length of this! Good luck everyone!
  12. Question 1: When on the USCIS website, it said to fill out the visa with the free version of an adobe software that allows you to edit PDF's. However the software does not allow me to fill in every box. For example if I put in my mailing address and then mark "yes" to Is this your same address, i cannot put my address again in the next section. Similar things occurs in many places. It also says to write N/A for things not applicable to you or your fiancé, but that specific box only allows numbers. Should I just print off the paperwork after I fill out the PDF and hand write these things in? Question 2: For Proof, I have many photos of myself with my fiancé IN his country. Along with screen shots of phone calls on apps such as "WhatsApp", and some screen shots as messages. I also have my plane tickets. I was wondering if I should put these in a flash drive and send these over? Should I send my actual plane tickets or just photos of my plane tickets? Should I include the proposal video in a flash drive?
  13. Is it must to mention in what type of visa(k2) the child is immigrating to USA in parent consent letter?
  14. Hello everyone! I am completely new to this. I tried reading many forums as I could in regards to this subject, but noticed it's not the most talked about subject on here. When trying to look on USCIS' website, I felt I couldn't enough information as to how to write the letter or even a specific mailing address to send to withdraw my application. The thing is my fiancé and I plan to simply get married in Japan and skip the long processing times so that I can petition for a spouse visa instead. We thought it would be better dealing with it together rather than dealing with long distance :) But now I'm concerned if it would affect him in any way since I previously petitioned for a K1 visa? And I'm not sure if I even sent it the correct address?? Which is also frustrating us :( I had P.O BOX 30111 Laguna Niguel, CA 92607-0111 as the address on the Notice of Action I last received by mail. Would this have been correct? It's been 2 weeks since I sent it (priority mail, usps) and our case on the website is still the same. Should I be worried? Any help will be greatly appreciated! :)
  15. Hello! Just had a quick question regarding joint/co sponsors. My I-129f petition for a K-1 visa for my fiancee to come to the US has finally been approved after almost 16 months. We submitted it on July 6, 2021 and it was approved on October 19th, 2022. We're now waiting for the NVC letter. We were just wondering what form our joint/co sponsor would need to fill out? Would it be I-864 or I-134? I am currently unemployed so would I still need to fill out form I-134? It's my understanding that the co sponsor would fill out I-864 and I would still need to fill out I-134 but please correct me if I'm wrong. Really appreciate your help!
  16. So we have "only" waited 7 months so far, and we feel like this waiting period will never end. Since they’re only processing about 200 cases per week, our case will not be processed until next year at this current pace. What is a realistic time frame for approval? Does anyone here think they will get faster now that Omicron has peaked in most US cities. Is there anything we can do as applicants?
  17. Hi everyone. my fiancé and i are currently in the process of obtaining our k1 visa. however, there is something that i am not entirely sure about. as i read through the eligibility of obtaining a k1 visa, the in-person meeting requirement is mentioned. the thing i am not sure is that what does this requirement is meant for? for filing the petition? or it will affect the final issue of an actual visa? my fiancé and i were physically together from 2019 December till 2020 june, and then we started long distance. from then till now, because of a lot of reasons we didn't schedule to meet, but took action on filing the k1 petition. so if the in person meeting requirement is only dictating our eligibility to file the petition, then i guess we are good. but if it also applies to the time period before my visa interview, then i guess we will have a problem. timeline dec 2019-june 2022 physically together june 2022- present long distance march 2021 petition filed march 2022 petition approved may 2022 received e-package notifying the beneficiary to begin k1 visa application we have been waiting for so long, and i am getting really nervous if my visa is denied, so just wanna make sure i get everything right thank you
  18. I'm sorry if I'm being dense, but I don't really understand this email we just got from the NVC. It seems so vague and concerning. We had submitted our petition early March 2021. It finally was approved by the USCIS in January. This is the first we have heard from the NVC. I know that the Sydney location is apparently trying to move locations or something so it's closed down right now, but they said they would be offering interviews at other AU locations temporarily to make up for it. I'm not at the interview stage yet but I assumed our petition would be sent to Melbourne, Canberra, etc since Sydney isn't doing anything right now but this email makes it sound like they're not going to send it anywhere except Sydney, and they'll just wait indefinitely until Sydney is operational again. I don't understand what is going on lol or how long we will have to wait, or if there is anything I can do about this - can anyone help me understand what they're telling me? and what does "you may need to provide evidence that you still qualify" mean?! I am a little panicked! I looked at the website they linked as well as other websites, searched for a half hour for forums or anything discussing this and I couldn't find anything, so maybe I'm just being dumb, but I'm confused and scared lol we have already been waiting over a year and I'm scared it will be another year or two before we actually get the visa! Here is the email:
  19. I'm trying to find information from people who have experienced the POE process and while I have been anchored to find some info, I haven't really found nearly as much info on POE than the interview, AOS, among the other steps in the process and it's beginning to make me wonder if this means people find out the POE experience turns out to not be so bad after all? Is this the case, or is it still something to worry about?
  20. I am not sure which tab this is supposed to go under: My partner and I filed for the k1 visa in October 2020 RFE: 05/29/21 RFE Sent: 06/01/21 Case Accepted by USCIS: 09/10/21 Case Received by NVC: 09/23/21 NVC Sent back to USCIS: 09/29/21 Processed by USCIS: 10/04/21 Country: Ecuador The representative I spoke with said that he sees this all the time and it is very common. He also said that they cannot do a hard inquiry on my case until it has past 180 days without movement. I'm seeing things about letting our case expire? Has anyone dealt with this? Any advice on what to do from here? Thank you in advanced.
  21. I’m seeking an affordable, legit immigration lawyer in Tennessee (middle TN preferably) to help me start and file for K-1 visa. Any info or leads are greatly appreciated🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
  22. Like many of you I was about to book the interview when the pandemic hit. My ceac expired. I've been calling the embassy and had my case plead to be expedited. Do I need to keep on top of it as much as I have or will I just get some random email one day saying that we can book an interview? She has to get a new cenomar too? What about police clearances from other countries? She's never left the country since we've started this. Any answers would be appreciated.
  23. I’m from Ohio and my fiancé is from Canada. He is moving to the states. Since him visiting me can interfere with the K1 Fiancé Visa process… would I be able to visit him in Canada?
  24. I started a new job, making around 40k, not including my other income, I have a co-sponsor (whose been working for the past few years) who makes around 40k. Can I just use my income, or should I also use my co-sponsor for my AOS? I'm currently waiting to get a interview reschedule due to lockdowns. Also to add, interview will be in Sydney, Australia.
  25. I am an American citizen living and working in Maryland, and my fiancé is a Portuguese citizen, and we are working towards his K-1 visa. On May 5, 2021, my fiancé had his K-1 visa interview in Paris (as the U.S. Embassy in his home country of Portugal closed due to COVID-19). After the interview, the interviewer told my fiancé that they had everything they needed for the time being aside from his medical exam results, which were being mailed from Portugal due to the exam documents not being ready by his interview date. Still, the consular took his paperwork & his passport and instructed him that this would all be mailed to his home address in Portugal once the visa was processed/approved. We haven't heard anything since. We have reached out multiple times to the Embassy (via online contact form, phone, emails to the embassy at multiple email addresses relating to visa processing -- such as ParisIVProcessing, ParisVisas, etc.), but neither ourselves nor our immigration attorneys have received any clear update as to what exactly is going on with our case and his visa. After months of trying and failing to get an update about our case from the U.S. Embassy in Paris, earlier this month I called the National Visa Center, which was able to confirm from their end that the U.S. Embassy in Paris has received all of the required documents for his case (they said his medical exam arrived about mid-May). The NVC was unable to give me further details and told me to call the U.S. Embassy in Paris. I called the Embassy’s Non-immigrant visa appointment line a few weeks ago (the only way I could reach someone, as there is no one I could get in touch with specifically for inquiring about visa issues), and the appointment line representative told me to check the status of our visa on ceac.state.gov. However, nothing showed up (just said "No Status" for our case). I called the Non-immigrant visa number again, and I was given a new email address to contact (fae_contactus+fr+courier+en@visaops.net) and told to explain our situation in a message and that they might be able to help more. Upon my initial correspondence (about two & a half weeks ago), I received an automatic reply that my message had been received, and then the next message I received (about a day after the first) was an apology for the inconvenience and said our case had been escalated to the appropriate department. However, I received another email shortly after that stating they had no information/updates that they could give me. I received another response last week (July 19) from that same email address saying that on May 25, the status of my fiancé’s visa was updated to "Refused", but they said that this “can also mean that the Embassy is still processing your case. We have no other information or contact details to give you.” That was the end of our email chain and the only real correspondence we've had with the Embassy in months. I called the NVC, and they were able to confirm it was a "soft refusal" under the 221(g), but they said they didn't know why and to contact the Embassy. We still aren't able to get in touch with anyone who can provide any updates regarding our case. Our immigrations lawyers suggested I contact my state senators for advice, so I did last week & they had me fill out a form and confirmed that they submitted an official inquiry to the Embassy. I am just wondering if anyone else is in this position with the U.S. Embassy is Paris and/or if anyone has had any luck getting in touch? I have been reading forums where I saw other Portuguese citizens had their interviews on May 5 as well...any insight on timelines? Is there any way to find out what may still be needed from my fiancé? Thank you so much in advance!!
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