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  1. ***CRIMINAL RECORD/NEED ADVICE*** My husband was arrested in Mexico City 10 years ago. I do not see any instructions for beneficiaries with a criminal record, only instruction for obtaining a certificate of no penales. But what if you have been arrested??? What documents does he need to have with him at the interview??? We were DQ'd by NVC in January 2023. By the looks of everyone else's wait time, he may get an interview in january 2024. Anyone's spouse have a criminal record??? What did they need to bring to the interview???? Thanks
  2. Only want to hear from those with drug charges or their petitioners. My husband was charged with simple possession of marijuana 11 years ago. Our interview in Juarez, Mexico is next month for the IR1 Visa. Would like to know what we're facing. Denial? Denial with conditions? Anyone been approved? Tell me your story. Thanks
  3. Hello, I recently started prepping paperwork to help my mom renew her tourist visa and noticed the old visa she has is a stamp on her old passport that reads: "Mexican Border Crossing Identification Card and B1/B2 Nonimmigrant Visa" ID: BEARER(S) Valid indefinitely for multiple applications for admission to the United States as a temporary visitor for business or pleasure" this was given to her in 1988 and I have a couple questions: - Is this still valid to use for travel to the US (bringing old expired passport with non-expired visa and new valid passport) - Do we need to "renew" even though it has technically never expired? - Are there any specific steps or forms to get this exact visa on her new passport? Thank you for your help!
  4. My sister is petitioning my BIL that lives in Mexico but is Colombian. Could he have his interview in Bogota since Mexico is a Longer wait. He is a resident of Mexico, but a citizen of Colombia.
  5. This is a story that was published in my local news. I know the family. Mexican National cannot legally return to US with Husband and kids Long story short: -She arrived in the USA at 4yrs old illegally and has lived here most of her life -At 22yrs old, she married a US citizen (2012) in the States -They have 5 children together -She wanted to file legal documents to become a legal resident, obtain a license, etc -She was advised to fly to Mexico to start the process - She was denied Re-Entry to the USA - Its been 18 months since her denial and she has been stuck in Mexico ever since -Family is desperate for solutions -Lawyer states she may have to stay in Mexico (separated from her husband 5 kids for up to 10 years) Does anyone have any advice? Any sort of help is appreciated! Thanks
  6. We were DQ'd a few days ago. How long did it take for notice of your interview date? Also, we're assigned to Juarez even though my husband lives in Mexico City. Strange and highly inconvenient. Do i request a medical exam? Do i request an interview date? Thanks
  7. Any idea what the current wait times are for an interview in Ciudad Juarez? My husband's application was documentarily qualified by the NVC at the end of July 2022. I'd love to get a sense of how long the process is currently taking.
  8. Hi, I am new here so I apologize if this is not the right spot to ask this. When traveling from Ciudad Juarez to El Paso for the first time, how does the process work? Can I have a taxi drop me off at the border on the Mexico side? Is that where the office to do the admission paperwork is? OR do i get dropped off there, walk a bit on the bridge until i get to the office? Sorry this is confusing. I just would like to know the details on how to reach the office and where my taxi should drop me off. Thanks to any and all responses.
  9. Hey everyone, this may be a little confusing, but my wife is currently in the process of adjusting from her B2 status based on marriage. I'm a US citizen. My father has been an LPR with Mexican citizenship all my life, and my parents never got me dual citizenship. Now I'm exploring the process of obtaining Mexican citizenship which seems incredibly simple and straightforward as I am the child of a Mexican. My question is can I pursue this at the same time my wife and I are awaiting her EAD and our interview? I would continue living in the USA and have no plans to reside in Mexico. I would love to become a dual citizen and the only thing that is stopping me is our current situation and the fear that this might complicate anything for my wife and I. Let me know your thoughts. Thanks so much.
  10. my husband was approved 12/6 that same day his case was updated and said ISSUED then again on 12/10 it said case last updated same thing we are still here waiting for his visa . anyone else from 12/6 or around that time get their visa yet?
  11. How long does it take lately between getting an NOA2 and getting an interview date in Mexico City? I'm anticipating getting my NOA2 sometime later this month or in February (I filed in April 2021), and I really want to know how long it takes until you receive an interview at the Mexico City embassy. On Mexico k1 pages I'm in, I see some people only took 2 months to get theirs, but some people took 8 months to get theirs. Is their an average time it has been taking lately? Thanks!
  12. Hello Everyone! I hope you are doing ok. I am a mexican student under J-1 visa, and I have the 2 year home rule. I would like to apply for a waiver but I cannot find any information about the No Objection Statement (NOS) in any mexican embassy web page. Does anyone know where can I request this letter or who to contact? I appreciate any help! Thank you
  13. Has anyone filed the 212 waiver themselves for Ciudad Juarez or do you have to use a lawyer?
  14. Hi, everyone! Me and my fiancé are new to this process. We are doing this by ourselves but after research a lot, we couldn´t find some of the answers related to the form I-129F and no lawyer wanted to d do consultation, they wanted to have the entire case (process). So we hope you can help us with this one! I know that some questions might be a little weird but is something that make us being doubt whether to send it or not. I hope you can help us! Here the soup: Can my beneficiary have a job in Mexico (she is from México) while we go through the K-1 process (she is a psychologist)? She had a SSN that assigned to her during the J-1 visa that says valid for work only with DHS authorization. The date stamped on it is 5/11/2021. Should she put this as her US SSN on Form 1-129F or no? Nicknames, is that necessary if it is only what friends call me (me, the petitioner) and no legal documentation has that name? Part 1 Question 7 I put N/A for those nonapplicable sections? What if I don’t know my mom’s birthday? (as a petitioner) Part 1 question 41 leave blank? Im (petitioner) planning to move next year (may/june 2022) what do I have to do if I wrote the actual address that the beneficiary intends to live, but I will move out? Can we do an engagement party or its better just to make an announcement in our social media? Is the au pair program (the company) the employer, or the host family? Rebeca last name afterwards (To all mexican people... how did you write your names onf the form?) I know that we don´t have middle name. Beneficiary´s name is 2 NAMES AND 2 LAST NAMES. Unpaid internship count as employment history for the beneficiary? People from mexico, did you write Mexico or Estados Unidos Mexicanos in the form? Beneficiary did an aupair program. She lived in one address first (the paperwork has the address and the lenght of stay), then she did a rematch and switch to other address (where she lived for the rest of the program, and when she moved out with the second family the aupair company sent her the same form with the same lenght of stay as the first one) . Example: Certificate of elegibility J-1 no-immigrant. Primary site of activity: 15623 Mahana SE 92nd Pl Tampa, Florida. Form covers period: From: 03/05/2020 To: 03/05/2021 Certificate of elegibility J-1 no-immigrant. Primary site of activity: 45655 Lovehse 23rd pl Miami, Florida. Form covers period: From: 03/05/2020 To: 03/05/2021 Our question is if we need to write down all the addresses even tho the 2 forms have the same address and time period... or we have to write the dates when beneficiary moved in and out REAL even the forms have the time line as the same? OR we have to write just the last form? Fiance (Beneficiary) had a WA state driver license that expires in 2026 (she got it when she was under J1 VISA). If she comes back in the U.S. will she be able to drive/get assigned a new driver license? I heard she couldn’t drive. does withdraw application have impact on getting the k1 visa? :C Sorry! I know is a lot but this is the only things that are holding us back from send the application! Thanks you for all your kind support! I hope you can help us!
  15. Hello all, My wife and I submitted my I130 in May this year. We were transferred to Vermont which at the time had a 2year minimum wait time. We then decided to do some traveling. We are now currently in Mexico on a normal visitors visa. We have started a volunteering position that needs to be filled until Feb 2022. Now it seems my spousal visa interview might become available while we are here in Mexico. My questions is : Are we able to request a transfer to Mexico even though we are here temporarily and does anyone know how long it takes to get an interview in Mexico? TIA
  16. So after over a year I finally got my interview scheduled in Ciudad Juarez and I thought I had everything ready but today (4 days before my interview) I got an email saying that I need to bring my petitioner's original long form of birth certificate: Does anyone know what that is about? We just looked online and it will most likely not be possible to have it ready by the time of the interview and I am fuming because nowhere during the process it was hinted that we would need that at this point, otherwise we would have gotten it during the 14 months we were waiting for this interview. I have all my (the applicant) civil documents ready but this is throwing me off really bad. Does anybody know what chance I might have to just be like "yeah we don't have that but here is my husband's passport where it says where he was born" and be ok? Also, I have read that some people have brought a photocopy of it but my husband's literally had "Do Not Reproduce" written all over it, so is that really an option? be cause we might be able to get that. I hope someone can help with their experience. Thanks in advance!
  17. Hey I’m in desperate need of help. My husband had his green card interview on 7/2/2021 and the interviewer said he passed the interview but that some there are some technical issues regarding his medical exam results (he got his exam on Monday 6/28/2021. We got a formal sheet stating that very thing. We’ve called multiple times and they still have his passport. They say the case is still open and are waiting for this issue to resolve. I don’t know what to do. He’s getting so beyond depressed and we just want to go home. Btw he was on DACA living in the states legally and we got married. He hasn’t even been living in Mexico for 15 years.
  18. Hello. I was wondering if due to Covid-19 the interviews for K1 visa have been moved out of Ciudad Juarez or not. Thanks saludos, sólo para confirmar si las entrevistas para K1 sólo están haciéndose en el Consulado en Ciudad Juarez en estos tiempos de Covid-19. Gracias
  19. https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/us-canada-mexico-covid-travel-restrictions-extended/index.html US extends Covid-19 travel restrictions with Canada and Mexico Rashard Rose, CNN • Updated 20th June 2021 (CNN) — The United States has extended Covid-19 restrictions on non-essential travel at land and ferry crossings with Canada and Mexico until July 21, according to a tweet from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Sunday. "To reduce the spread of #COVID19, the United States is extending restrictions on non-essential travel at our land and ferry crossings with Canada and Mexico through July 21, while ensuring access for essential trade & travel," DHS wrote. "DHS also notes positive developments in recent weeks and is participating with other US agencies in the White House's expert working groups with Canada and Mexico to identify the conditions under which restrictions may be eased safely and sustainably." In March 2020, the US and Canada mutually agreed to shut down the border to mitigate the spread of Covid-19. Canada continues stringent restrictions On Friday, Canadian Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair announced that Canada had extended its Covid-19 restrictions on non-essential international and US travel until July 21. Addressing media after the announcement, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau acknowledged that the extension of the travel restrictions may be "frustrating" for many people but that his goal is to keep Canadians safe. "We're not out of this pandemic yet. We have to hit our targets of 75% vaccinated with the first dose, at least 20% vaccinated with the second dose before we can start loosening things up because even a fully vaccinated individual can pass on Covid-19 to someone who is not vaccinated," Trudeau said, Blair said the government will soon announce how it plans to handle travel among those who are fully vaccinated. Canada is largely off-limits to US travelers. Tourism, leisure and casual visits are all forbidden. Some exceptions exist for family members, foreign workers and international students. Stringent testing and quarantine measures are in place for travelers arriving by air and land. Those arriving by air are required to quarantine for three nights in a government-authorized hotel in addition to the rest of the testing and quarantine requirements. Travel to Mexico Mexico allows US travelers by air. There's no need for a negative PCR test for Covid-19, and no quarantine required. Most resorts, however, ask guests to fill out health questionnaires. On June 7, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lowered Mexico's advisory rating from "very high" risk level 4 to "high" risk level 3. The CDC advises travelers to be fully vaccinated before traveling to Mexico.
  20. Hello all! I'm trying to gauge how much longer we might have to wait for an interview. We are applying for an Ir1 spousal visa (green card), and as of May 13, 2020 we were Documentarily Qualified at the NVC and just waiting for an interview in Ciudad Juarez. I'm wondering about people who have been given appointments in Juarez, how long was your wait time from when you DQ'ed to when they scheduled your appointment? Thanks in advance!
  21. So December 10th we received our NOA2. I have emailed NVC a few times and received our case # and invoice #. My fiancé has filled out the ds-160. Attempting to login to the ceas website it shows the same thing over & over that we need to fill out the ds-160. Is the only thing we can do is to wait for our “welcome letter” in order to have a account to submit forms and pay the fees?
  22. My fiancée and I are currently waiting on Ciudad Juarez to reschedule her K1 visa interview (originally scheduled for August 2020 before being cancelled). In the meantime, she is going to come visit me on a tourist visa. Her previous B2 visa expired fall 2020. She has a renewal interview waiver but still has to bring her paperwork to the ASC in Merida at the end of this month. My question is: does anyone know how long it is taking embassies in Mexico (or specifically Merida) to process and deliver the B1/B2 visas from renewal interview waived applications after the embassy has the paperwork? From what I have read in the past it is usually only a few weeks but I don't know if that it still true given the unusual times we are living in. An information would be great!
  23. My partner and I are currently living in Mexico. I'm a US citizen (dual citizenship MX-USA) but have been living in Mexico for many years now. My partner is Mexican, with a stable job here, and I recently got hired for a new job in Washington where I will WFH until June. My question here is, given our current location status and having in mind that we do want to get married someday, would it be better to get married ASAP in Mexico and start the CR-1 process in the Embassy since we will both have our stable jobs here for a while? Or, would it be better to begin with the K-1 process in May-June when we arrive to Washington? Also, in any of these cases, would they be able to work when we arrive to the US?
  24. Hello! My fiancé lives in the UK, and we are waiting for him to get an appointment for his visa interview. We would like to meet in Mexico, but the UK has international travel restrictions for their citizens. They aren’t supposed to travel internationally unless they have a legal reason to do so. I’m wondering if anyone out there from the UK has traveled internationally since the most recently imposed lockdown. Please let me know if you have heard anything. Thanks in advance!
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