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  1. Dear International Friends, I have stage 4 cancer and need/want to get my beloved here from Brazil for love and emotional support during further treatments and perhaps end of life stage. This is not to be confused with care giving, which we understand is a 'job' and he does not have a valid avenue to work. We have been in a document-able relationship for 6 years, but haven't chosen to marry. Now we regret that, but who knew?!! We have read about & seen foreign nationals from listed countries (UK, Brazil, Ireland, EU, Iran, China) coming in through Mexico City, but we are not sure on what basis they are being allowed in. Trump's proclaimation states that anyone coming into the US may not have spent any time in the last 14 days in any of the listed countries. He plans to spend 15 days in Mexico City, then POE through Los Angeles International. I have a guest house for him to self-quarantine here in Los Angeles after arrival. We know tourism isn't allowed, and this isn't business. He will have round trip tickets purchased with changeable travel dates, ($10K!!) which we don't wish to jeopardize just to be turned away. Preparation is key. He has 3 negative coronavirus tests (blood, throat, nasal), valid passport and visa, heath declaration, travelers health insurance, a copy of my birth certificate, statement from my doctors/treatment center etc, all of which we could produce if needed, but wouldn't unless asked. 1) will his current (until 2022) BI/B2 tourist visa suffice? 2) could he be denied entry into Mexico? 3) what kinds of questions might we expect in the US 4) is our reason good enough to gain entry? 5) what words should we never or always use? 6) any experience or advise to offer? Thank you, Odessa Jane
  2. Hello, I wanted to start a new thread for those of us who just sent in our i60a Wavier packet in 2018. I just received our receipt notice today 3/1 and our case is in the Nebraska Service Center. I have read on other threads that this is something new for 2018? I wish everyone luck and hopefully we can move on to the next part quickly!!!😉😀 Wavier received 2/12/18 Receipt received 3/6/18
  3. Does anyone know when interviews will start again?
  4. Hello, Is anyone else having problems with the CEAC website when submitting a NVC payment? I submitted my IV payment and it was with drawn from my bank account the next day but the status still shows as "PROCESSING" and does not allow me to submit any documents. My AOS payment processed with out any issues.
  5. My fiance and I had an interview date of April 2, at the Ciudad Juarez consulate in Mexico. However, before we received official notification that they were suspending visa services, the MEDICAL CENTER actually contacted us days before claiming that the consulate had told them what was going to happen, before there was any official notice yet. So, seeing that my fiance just got an email saying that they are available to schedule a medical appointment with her again, tells me that this a good news and they are probably opening back up the Consulate again!!!! I'm trying to stay calmed and grounded but I am getting very excited! Please let me know, for anyone else applying for a K1 visa in Mexico that had an Interview and Medical Exam date, if you have received this email as well.
  6. I understand that the Embassy is closed for routine visa processing, but does anyone know if that includes the visas that where approved for expedite? since it is considered a emergency.
  7. I saw recently on the appointment website that you can schedule an ASC appointment, however you cannot schedule an interview appointment at Ciudad Juarez. Even though the Embassies and Consulates are closed, I kind of want to reserve an "early" ASC appointment now. However, I wonder if Ciudad Juarez will automatically assign priority dates to applicants who had appointments in late March and early April, but were sadly canceled due to COVID-19. I'm up in the air because on the email we all received if your appointment got canceled, it stated that we did not need to take any action on our part and that the Consulate would reach back to us with more information. I sent a contact form to the Consulate today asking if they have any timeline yet on opening back up, since I heard London is opening theirs back up in early May, and then also asked them about priority appointments. Hope to hear back soon! My fiance's K-1 Visa interview date was April 2, 2020.
  8. I received an email notification on April 27, 2020 my request to expedite the 601 waiver was granted and my case would be forwarded to an officer. I’m waiting to see if the application is approved. Once approved what would be the next steps? Has anyone gone through this during COVID shutdown of the consulate
  9. Hello! just wanted to update anyone with a expedite request approved......my husbands expedite was approved on 3/17/2020 the day before the embassy closed, I thought we wouldn’t hear anything from the consult until the reopened but today I received a call to schedule our interview! They have appointments as soon as the first week of April. The agent stated that expedites are being worked on during the shut down as they are considered emergency cases!
  10. I thought I would share our experience (so far) with an expedited interview request at the consulate in Ciudad Juarez. My wife is petitioning for her mom. Our NVC case closed date was in January 2019. Wife found out she was pregnant in April. Baby is due in January. We knew there was a big backlog but we hoped to receive appointment by November through the regular process. But 10 months and nothing. Finally, the week before Thanksgiving we sent an expedite request to the NVC inbox. Attached a doctor letter confirming the pregnancy and due date. About 5 days later we received notice that the expedite request had been approved and the case was being forwarded to the consulate in Juarez. About a week after that my wife received a call from the consulate (Mexican phone number) asking when she wanted to have the appointment. They gave her one for following week. About a day later, we got an email with the official appointment notice. Arrived here in Juarez on Tuesday. Had the ASC and medical today. The crowds were light because consulate is closed Wed and Thu this week. Interview is Friday.
  11. question..... I paid my NVC fees, submitted my documents and DS-260 on 2/26/2020...……. I also requested my application to be expedited via email today 2/27/2020 Does anyone have a idea of how long it will take to hear back from NVC?
  12. Anyone needed a letter from NVC when requesting a police certificate from Mexico?
  13. Hi everyone, new on here and have some questions... I recently submitted my I130 for my wife (I'm a US Citizen and resident of mexico, she's Mexican) and we were approved in Mexico City on June 29, including a request for expedition due to job transfer. We received the I130 submission notice through email but have yet to receive it via snail mail... after reading all these forums, it seems like the best thing to do is call the Visa processing center in Ciudad Juarez until we receive a case number. HOWEVER, no one picks up any phones! I must have tried ten different numbers, trying all the dial pad options, but it's always automated or an operator transfers me to a dead line. Anyone in the same position?? This process is so stressful...
  14. So my recent wife and I just got married, we have been in a long distance relationship for 5 years, we don´t have any financial joint documents or kids. I am just looking for more experienced people's ideas for "bona fide" marriage proofs when your spouse is OUTSIDE the US? We have our social media messages, pictures, all the trip evidence, letters from friends and family. What else can we file as evidence?
  15. I filed our I-130 packet today in Mexico City and it was a breeze. We showed up early, found the right line and obtained those important little 'tickets' to enter the building. We were the first in the USCIS office there and the person who received us was very nice and polite. The first thing he said when he saw my permanent residents card was, how else can you prove you've been living in Mexico more than three months. I had a brand new passport with one entry stamp in it which caused him to say "it looks like you've been here about a week". Thankfully having lease details solved that. A word of advice to anyone else going in to DCF, have more than your Temp or Perm residents card handy to prove you've been living in the country. He reviewed the full packet of affidavits, leasing details, 3 years of joint travel documents, a similar amount of photos and the reviewed our original certificates, etc. He asked for a copy of my beneficiaries visa (b1/b2 border crossing card) --which we had not expected and did not copy but we did have the card. He made a quick copy for us, wrapping up the doc review. At the end, he read out what their process was (noa1, noa2 then Juarez) and that it takes 'about 8-9 months' for the entire process but their part should be fast. I'm thinking the DCF approach will not take that long, but it was nice of him to just explain everything as clearly as possible so we understood it. We followed the Mexico City DCF guide shared here by another user and it was very helpful. Now we're just looking for our NOA1 and NOA2 to come hopefully quickly so we can start preparing for Juarez. Some notes about the Embassy: 1) they will store your bag and electronics for you so don't resort to using anyone in the street for that. 2) have your appointment letter. 3) When 'getting in line' find and clear yourself with the 'embassy worker' who is there so you get those necessary tickets (ours were purple squares) to enter the building.
  16. Our scan date at NVC is February 9th, which marks exactly a full year since we started the process. Sarcastic ''yey'' And things are slowing down again. We still have at least a few weeks to go before our CC, but I found out that Mexico is now taking up to 4 months to assign interviews, which is just beyond ridiculous and I almost don't want to believe it. The frustrating part is there is nothing we can do apparently, So incredibly frustrating, dealing with immigration. Sometimes it feels like we're ironically being punished for following the legal path, instead of adjusting from a tourist VISA (which I know can be legal if ''it wasn't premeditated'' but it's definitely something that people abuse, lawyers recommend it all the time and it is a grey legal area/loophole) Has anyone had an interview date yet? are they really assigning December approvals for April,? Can it slow down even further? I'm mortified.
  17. Hello, I recently became a US citizen and want to help my mom become a resident or get her a visa. However, she is currently living in the country illegally. She's never had a criminal record or any issues with authorities. The only issue I have is that my grandma is currently sick in Mexico and she wants to go back to be with her. I'm wondering if she leaves the country, how much would it affect the process BEFORE I submit any paperwork?
  18. Anyone else out there that filed back in mid 2017 and still waiting for interview in Juarez? Would feel 100x better if I weren’t alone
  19. Hi all, I scoured the forum but it seems most answers didn't directly apply since most people already had a B1/B2 tourist visa or Visa waiver when they applied for a K1. So here I go: I want to have my Fiancee visit the USA in April 2020 so he is going to apply for a passport in January, ok so step one is done. At the same time in January we will be submitting the application for I-129 (K-1) Fiancee visa. I would like to know if he can travel to the USA with a pending K-1 as his visa, aka without having a visa waiver (mexico not eligible) or having a B1/B2 tourist visa of any kind. For example, Does he have to have a visa of some sort since the pending K-1 is not technically a visa because it is not yet approved. FYI, I understand he could still be denied a POE, but he must visit once before we begin this 9 month K-1 journey! (visit USA once at my request not to satisfy the in-person i-129 requirement, the in person has already been satisfied)
  20. Sorry I'm going to try and keep this short! Back story: I married my husband in 2008. I divorced him in 2014. And I just remarried him again in December 2017. When we were married the first time we filed the I130 and were approved, but never followed through. He was given a 10 year ban and as of October this year, has completed and complied with the ban - he's been in Mexico for the last 10 years. Currently: We got married again 12/2017, and filed the I130 with our (same) lawyer. I received the I797 with a notice date of 10/01/2018 saying it was approved. Our priority date is 01/16/2018. We submitted all required documents and received notification on February 11, 2019 that all documents were received and he is in queue waiting for an interview. We have yet to receive an interview date! Is this normal? The lawyer says that they are taking longer than usual at the embassy in Juarez. Do you think our previous marriage is negatively impacting him obtaining an interview date? Is there anything else I can or should be doing? Just looking for opinions and any help/advice/signs of hope is greatly appreciated! 😁
  21. I got an approval notice from nvc that my husband is in line waiting for his interview back in March 2019 we still have not received an interview date. We are waiting for our interview in Juarez Mexico. Anybody else have their interview approval around the same date? 😕
  22. Good evening: My wife is a Ukrainian National. Last year we filed our I 751 (ROC). We received the one-year extension letter (I 797) extending travel for a year. This letter is set to expire in a few weeks. Will an valid, unexpired Ukrainian passport with an I 551 stamp from USCIS suffice for entry into Mexico as a tourist, or will we need a tourist visa? Thank you
  23. I have a similar question... I will file my I-130 via direct consular filing in 2 weeks, and I also made the mistake of thinking that getting a US marriage license would be convenient even though I was already legally married in Mexico. I understand that the first marriage is the valid one and therefore our marriage date is the first (Mexican) date, but should I declare the other marriage on my form as a clarifying note?
  24. Hi everyone. I am in desperate need of your advise. Sorry if this is long and confusing 😥 My husband has never been in the United States and his interview is coming up on July 18, 2019 in Ciudad Juarez. Previously, I filed the I-864 and my parents each filed the I-864a as household members, since I do not meet the income requirements (I have 3 dependents). I work full time, my dad works part time and receives social security benefits (retirement). My mom does not work, but also receives social security benefits (spousal retirement). They file their taxes joint/married. My worry is that my parent's SSI benefits will not count as income. All of their SSi benefits are included on their tax return, but I see that not all of it is counted as "taxable" income. Their "Total Income" is less than their "Household Income". If we go by the Total Income, we do not meet the income guidelines for Affidavit of Support. But if they go by Household Income, we do. Which one do they go by at the US Embassy? Lately, I have been seeing a lot of people getting denied for I-864 errors and I am confused and worried. I do not know what to do. I want to be prepared. Should I look for another sponsor? Please help. Thank you very much in advance...
  25. Hello people, can someone please clarify what is the "appointment letter" that must be presented to the medical appointment and the fingerprints appointment? Can someone post the header of such letter or is it the letter we received from NVC saying that our case was received and states the following: The National Visa Center (NVC) received your fiancé (e)’s/spouse’s approved I-129F petition from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). NVC will now forward the petition to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Please note that the transfer process can take several weeks. The U.S. Embassy or Consulate will contact your fiancé (e)/spouse when they are ready to process his or her petition. TIA!
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