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  1. Initial immigrant visa appointment cancelled at London Embassy due to Covod19. Managed to reschedule for May 2020 but cancelled on the website again today (April 21 2020) Anyone else experiencing the same problem?
  2. Hello everyone I just wanted to see if I can get others experience and results in this process, so I had my k1 visa interview in london two weeks ago and was told there may be an ineligibility on my visa based on two cautions in 2008 for shoplifting on the same day but has been stepped down, they hadn't spoken to acro at that point to confirm or had my medical results which they did 5 days later, he did tell me the quicker the response of them it wouldn't be good and gave me a green form which said I was refused under 221g pending admin processing, which I assume it's because they didn't have all the information yet, even though I walked away as though I had been denied already, the waiting game is killing me and I'm wondering if anyone else got accepted or denied based on two cautions or petty crimes,and if so did you appeal? any responses or insight would be appreciated. Thank you.
  3. Well after waiting most of the year and having to provide evidence for a RFE, my K1 visa interview in London is almost here. As this site has been invaluable to me during the process, with this account and my previous one which I lost the details for. I thought I would seek clarification from those who have experienced the process at the US embassy in London and just make sure that I have everything I need for the interview. A little background me and my fiancee meet on Tinder back in February 2016 while we were working in Tokyo. We hit it off straight away and we were together as a couple until I left Tokyo two and half years later. She stayed in Tokyo for a few more months and then she went back to the US. On our returns to our native countries we have seen each other six times with me visiting the US five times, I have much more freedom in regards to work, and her visiting the UK once. We got engaged in January this year and sent the petition off in February. It has been a hard spending most of our time apart since leaving Tokyo but we have made it work and we are really looking forward to the next stage of our lives. So my interview is in one week. I'm excited and a little nervous but most of all I just want this stage to done with so we can be together, get married and file for the AOS, etc... So for the interview in London next week I have the following; Appointment letter/Email confirmation DS160 Reaffirmation letter signed by my fiancee and dated September 16th. My interview is on October 18th and the I797 expired on October 17th... I-134 Dated September 6th which I got on my previous visit last month. Employment verification letter dated September 4th on company paper from her work's HR department. Stating everything that is required and her income is well over the 125% poverty guideline. Stamped letters from her bank stating the account balance and the amount of money deposited in the previous year. For both checking and savings. List of transactions from both accounts for the previous year. Two paystubs Income tax returns for last year The full I129f submission with supporting evidence. The full RFE submission with supporting evidence. A photocopy of the I797 My full birth certificate. Change of name deed. Japan police check. ACRO police check. Receipt and vaccination records from my medical. Two passport photos 25 pages of our facebook messenger conversations spanning the time since the submission of the I129f. Thats 25 pages out of 3116. I did think about printing the lot but I thought better of it. Apartment lease contract. She is moving into an apartment next month and as we are hoping that I'll get the visa I've put my name on the agreement. My I94 and travel history showing my last 5 entries and 5 departures from the US. Copies of flight itineraries with boarding passes. A letter from my mum explaining the gifting of our engagement ring as she gave it to us. A print out of an email conversation between me and my fiancee discussing our wedding plans. And some photographs spanning the last 3 years 7 months of our relationship. I think this might be enough, or possibly way too much, for the embassy in London. But until I have that visa in my passport, or at least I have been told that I've been approved I won't be able to fully relax. So for those who have experienced the interview at the London embassy do you think that I'm prepared enough? Or possibly a little crazy? Cheers.
  4. Hello, This is a repeat of a post I made a few weeks ago but I wanted to know if anyone who has interviewed, or is interviewing, at London has had a similar experience/issue to myself. Way back in February me and my fiancee completed the I-129f petition. Answered all the questions truthfully and throughly. This petition was approved almost four months ago and my K1 visa interview is this coming Friday at the embassy in London. On the I-129f under beneficiaries parents we entered my parents details. The names of the people I have always considered to be my parents. However the name we entered for my father was my step-father. Because he has always been my dad and therefore my parent, the instructions just asked for parent making no distinction between step or biological, we both didn't even think about putting the name of anyone other than my step dad in the parent section of the I-129f form, as to me he is my dad and therefore my parent. Now as you are aware before the interview a DS160 needs to be completed by the applicant, the beneficiary. On this form it clearly asks for the names of BIOLOGICAL parents. So I entered the names of my biological parents as they are written on the full version of my UK birth certificate. I have emailed the embassy explaining this discrepancy between the beneficiaries fathers name on the I-129f and the DS160 and they replied answering a question that I did not ask. People on this forum who may or may not have been interviewed at London have said that this is something that can be sorted out by the CO at interview. But I want to get any information I can from anyone who has been interviewed in London, which is way I'm posting a repeat of a question albeit on a different forum, the previous was in the whole K1 forum whereas this is just in the UK one. It is too late for me to change anything I know but this is the only issue I can find with our whole petition/visa application after reviewing all the documents and it's worrying me a little. Not a lot as it was done honestly without any intention to misrepresent but it is still that niggling doubt in the back of my mind. Sorry for posting something similar to that which I have posted previously. But anyone with any experience of this, or something similar, that could at least make that niggle quieter would be a great help. Thank you!
  5. Hi all, quick question about the ACRO certificate. It was to my knowledge that the police certificate should be taken to the medical at Knightsbridge, however on the Embassy website it also lists the ACRO Police Certificate in the required documents for the visa interview. Should I have ordered two copies of my police certificate so that I have a copy to take to interview? Or do Knightsbridge forward the document to the Embassy/give the certificate back to me to take to the interview? I assumed I took it to the medical and then it was forwarded to the Embassy but now I'm doubting myself and freaking out a bit! Any help would be much appreciated!
  6. Hi everyone, Both @Meg101 and I have our K1 interviews tomorrow morning (mine’s at 11:30) - is anyone else interviewing tomorrow? If so, good luck and don’t be a stranger!
  7. Hi everyone, I had the weirdest/funniest dream last night, which I think perfectly sums up some of the metaphorical battles we go though in the visa process, so thought I’d share it whilst the memory’s fresh... I dreamt I turned up for my interview, except the embassy was kind of like a 1940s prisoner of war camp - there was a big metal fence all the way round and a guard lookout tower. I had to get from the fence up to the embassy/bunker/prisoner block - the ground was all burnt out and there was oil- slick everywhere - looked a bit post-apocalyptic, however, I was able to run up to the embassy without any sniper rifles/baying dogs etc (there didn’t seem to be anyone about outside, but there was that fear and feeling of being watched). When I got inside the embassy, it kind of looked like the inside of the camp where they play Russian roulette in the Deer Hunter, except there was a popcorn machine and a drinks vending machine that sold Corona... I really wanted a Corona, but the machine only accepted dollars and I only had pounds... And then I woke up 😆😆. Made me laugh today when recounting the dream to my fiancé (and I’m intrigued as to what I’ll dream about tonight). By the way, I went to the embassy when I got my B1 visa and it was quite nice there. I wasn’t even invited to play Russian roulette.
  8. Hi there, I’m hoping someone can help me out with confirming what I need next? I require a police certificate from 8 months I spent in NZ, living with my fiancé on a working holiday visa. I am UK resident, filing for a k-1 in London. When looking for what to do I can’t find a definitive answer as the NZ police checks are automatically part of their K-1 process. As such, I have applied to the Ministry of Justice for a Record Check and filed a Section 14 Vetting Form from Police NZ. If anyone could confirm whether either of these are what’s needed, what happens next or just more information, it would be greatly appreciated. Regards, Matt
  9. Hello, I apologize if I'm asking something that's clearly written on 20 posts, but I just want to confirm from people who have actually done this (rather than a lot of hypotheticals.) My wife received her CR1 interview letter today, interview scheduled for May 22, which is very exciting! We have done all the paperwork ourselves, no lawyer, and so far so good. All paperwork has been filled out with her new Married name. The only issue that we didn't notice until just now is that NVC has been referring to her as her Maiden name. I understand now (which I did not before) that the Green Card will be issued only to the name on the passport. So in my mind, here are the possible scenarios: A) Attend interview, hope to present/reference marriage certificate with new name, cross our fingers and hope they put married name on visa? or B) Attend interview content with the fact that they will use her maiden name and we will have to go through all the processes later to change it. **Issues with both of the above: I have read some people have visas denied due to mismatching last name/improper name change documentation. (Ours is a California-issued marriage certificate with the name change on it) or C) Apply for an expedited UK passport with new name which should arrive within a week (lots of time before interview), and take new and old passport to interview **Issue in my mind: New document the NVC had never seen, will this cause an issue that it doesn't match what we've submitted and the name they've been using for her? I hope I've thought this all through and if not, feel free to let me know what I've missed. I'd appreciate if anyone has successfully completed options A or C. We are getting so excited for this incredible milestone and for this process to be over. We don't want to screw it up at the last step. If I tell my wife "I don't know, I've never done this before either" again, she might just call off the whole process 😂 Thanks so much in advance! I wish I had been using this site from the very start of our process! -T
  10. Hi All, I have been with my fiance for a little over 2 years. We were going to get married later this year. (We are both British citizens). I moved here on an E2 Visa last February. My at the time Fiance (Now my wife) came over to see me on back to back ESTA's. She was advised to get a B1/B2 Visa. Unfortunately this was denied twice under 214b. As a result, we decided to bring the wedding forward and got married on 4th January in Tobago. She had her interview at the Embassy last Monday, 14th January. They took a copy of my visa and our marriage certificate and issued her a 221g letter stating Administrative Processing; no further information was necessary and was told that she would "receive an E-Mail shortly" Any ideas why this may be the case and it wasn't issued there and then? Do they do additional security checks or are they checking our marriage is legitimate as she went from a B1 application to an E2 spouse? They did not request any further information. And the ticked box on the 221g is that "no further information is required" To add some more information sorry: She was questioned a lot about our relationship during the interview: "How long have you been in a committed relationship" - 2 Years "Have you ever lived together" - yes, in England throughout 2017 to Feb 2018 when I traveled to USA "When have you seen him since August" (When she last left USA) - for 2 weeks Sept / October in Canada, then in Tobago for 2 weeks at end of December early January when we got married. I don't know if this indicates they are investigating the validity of our Marriage and how they would do this? When I applied for my E2 I was going through a divorce so as I was legally Married at that time, obviously my Ex-Wife's name was on my petition. Could this of caused any flags? I would be grateful to hear of anyone else's similar experiences and expected wait times? Many thanks,
  11. Hey guys I've been using VisaJourney for advice all throughout my K1 process, but this is the first time I've needed to actually post something. I hope you can help. So me and my Fiancee have been going through the process since February last year. Yesterday (Friday 25th of Jan) was my interview date at the new US Embassy in London. I arrived half hour earlier than my appointment slot and was let in earlier too. I was given a number and sent upstairs. After sitting down for a few minutes I was called up to give in my official documents and answer some questions, I was then told to sit back down and that they'd call my number one more time. Another half hour passes and I'm called back to a different window with a lady who asks me some more questions pertaining to our relationship. She then says that they "should be able to approve that." I'm taken aback by how quick this was but I did clarify by asking "Did you say I was approved?" to which she responds "Yes." I then ask if that's it and if I can leave and she says I can. I leave the embassy probably about 50 minutes, maybe less, after entering. I get anxious sometimes and now I'm terrified I've done something wrong and that I was meant to stay in there or something, especially since they say you should expect to be in there for 1.5 hours on the embassy website. I've checked the visa status on CEAC using my case number on the IV section and it just says "Ready" Am I overreacting or is this a common occurance
  12. Hey everyone. Just wanted to ask if anyone else has had a call from the embassy in London to reschedule their interview? Mine was for 14th September but had a call this morning to say they had to cancel all appointments for that day. I'm now booked for 13th September but as it was done over the phone how do I receive confirmation? I have sent an email via the help contact form on the website but who knows when they'll get back to me!
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