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  1. On the 129F form what should be the name of the country and province if my fiance lives in Lagos, Nigeria AFRICA? I get the feeling that the country is not Africa like the country for Texas is US. Please help!
  2. Hi everyone! Ive been receiving MULTIPLE emails about the process I took and how come my own case seems to be going fast and first and fore most I’d like to inform everyone I did a lot of research, was very proactive and was consistent with emailing/calling NVC. So I’ve made notes on the steps and procedures I personally took after receiving my NOA2 and I will post them here for anyone interested. This is for the K1 VISA ONLY. Not the K3 spousal visa. Please be advised I am not asking anyone to follow my steps, step by step. I am just merely offering information on how I did ours. Thanks and Goodluck! 0. https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/the-immigrant-visa-process/interview.html this link will provide information about the steps NVC takes once your case is approved by USCIS. ‭2. (603) 334-0888‬ This is the number for NVC you’ll call to obtain the case and invoice id numbers. You’ll need your USCIS case number, the full name of both the applicant and beneficiary and both birthdays in order to receive any information from them. So have that in handy. Some nvc officers will also ask for email address. If you don’t have one on file with them you can update it at this time. You can also request to add an email address to your case. They have an email address you can email to obtain information but their response time to the emails is terrible. You’d have to wait weeks, even months. Note: if you call them and it’s been 2 weeks or more since your case has been approved with USCIS and they’re still telling you they have not received your case, hang up. Call back again then tell the next person you need to expedite your case due to severe financial loss and you were told you needed your case id number to do so. It’ll be better if the petitioner calls NVC for this information. Remember to get both the case and invoice ID number 0. https://ceac.state.gov/ceacstattracker/status.aspx once you obtain a case number from NVC, this is the link you’ll use to check the status of your case at NVC. It’ll say “At NVC” if NVC is still working on your case. “In Transit” if it is on its way to the consulate. “Ready” once the consulate has received it and this is the time they’d prefer for you to set up your interview. Though they’ll be a slight delay waiting for them. As long as your status changes to ready before your interview date you should be fine. 0. https://ceac.state.gov/GenNIV/Default.aspx This is the link you’ll use to fill out the DS-160. You can either fill this out prior to paying the $265 visa fee at GTBank or after. I’d suggest after so you can set up interview immediately after filing the DS-160. 0. http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ This is the link you’ll use to set up interview. Have this in handy with you when setting up the interview: The confirmation number/visa application number from the DS-160 confirmation page. Your receipt number from the GTBank for the visa fee you paid, the case ID number and the USCIS case number. 0. https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/family-immigration/nonimmigrant-visa-for-a-fiance-k-1.html#1 This link provides a guide on the steps and procedures for the K1 visa. It’ll give you information on the documentation you need to have ready, an overview or much more. 0. https://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/iv-dv-supplemental/LGS-Lagos.pdf this link will provide you with the steps to take for medical exam. It’ll also have the pre-interview checklist and list of approved physicians. Please call them or rather go see them to make inquiries because the information the consulate gives online is inaccurate to what actually happens. Their hours of operation for medical exam is not what it says online. They are not open from 8am-5pm. They’re only open from 8am-10am. Make inquiries first! Call, go there! Don’t assume. 0. Here’s the information on how to obtain the police certificate : Applicants need to contact the Deputy Inspector General, Criminal Investigation Department, Nigeria Police Force, Alagbon Close, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria. The applicant should bring information regarding their full name, place and date of birth, nationality, passport number, date and place of issuance (for current passport or passport used during applicant's stay in Nigeria), exact periods of residence in Nigeria and addresses where applicant resided. https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Visa-Reciprocity-and-Civil-Documents-by-Country/Nigeria.html This is link I got the information from. 0. You’ll need your original birth certificate and a photo copy for the interview. Also I’d advise getting the declaration of age and having that handy. My uncle said you’ll need that once you migrate here. You can obtain your birth certificate from the local government/hospital you were born in. Make sure the name on the application filed with uscis matches the name on the birth certificate. I don’t know anything about name changes so you might have to make inquiries on your own about name changes. You can obtain the declaration of age at the National Population Commission. Here’s their link with their contact info, location e.t.c http://population.gov.ng/contact-us/ 0. For anything that you do throughout this process, I’d suggest having your international passport with you when you go make inquiries or go to these appointments. Get new passport photos. Remember they are only valid if you’ve gotten them done within 6 months and has not passed the 6 months gap. Also, make photocopies and also have the originals of every single document you are taking with you to your interview. People often get confused so let me elaborate on this, the DS-260 is for people filing spousal K3 visa. Their process is different. The K1 visa applicants fill out the DS-160. On the affidavit of support. The I-864 is for k3 visas/family based visas. The I-134 is for K1 visas, b1/b2 visas etc. I hope this information helps! Good luck on your process and I wish you all the best.
  3. Does anyone know if when Leaving Nigeria, the fiance will need to have a "a yellow card"? Apparently that was the requirement at the Lagos airport for any international travel. Does anyone know if that is the case or is this just travel to other countries/ not USA? Any information is appreciated:)
  4. Hello Everyone, creating this thread so we can get help from our fellows who have/had interviews at the Nigeria embassy's in Lagos/Abuja. Kindly share your experiences, tips and advices or anything that can help.
  5. Hello everyone, This question is specifically for people with experience scheduling K-1 interviews in Lagos. Somewhere someone suggested going to the Lagos embassy in person to request scheduling an interview. We would love to hear specifics for those of you who have attempted this or can speak to it. Is this a good idea? When is the best time to go during the day? Other than proving that we have all the documents required what should we be aware of or consider? We have completed all of the steps required for the interview, including police reports and physicals for my fiance and his children. Our deadline is December 26, 2018 and despite daily checking of the website as many times as we are allowed for the past 6 weeks there has never been an interview available. We inquired with our senator and I recently spoke to a very friendly lady at the embassy who at the end was not able to help me schedule our interview and suggested I keep checking the website. Thank you everyone for giving us hope in this process and realizing we are all on this journey together. Dennis and Erica
  6. We are trying to ask consulate if they will except my 2018 tax return in lieu of a sponsor. We emailed LagosIV and received an auto response that they would respond to email in 5 to 7 business days. We sent email on January 15th and still we have no response. How can we actually speak to someone. A real person 2nd can explain what we can do it other options outside of a cosponsor.
  7. My fiancé's police report says it expirers in 3 months. Is it only 3 months or did they change it to longer time? Thank you for your help.
  8. Me and my wife's documents were just approved by the NVC today, so now the next step is for them to contact the U.S. Consulate in Nigeria to schedule an interview for my wife. Please, for those who had had the same experience, how long is the average wait time for the U.S. Embassy to schedule interviews. I would like to know so I could have an idea of when to expect. Please and thank you!
  9. Hey, So my Hubby and I received our NOA 1 on July 6th. When looking on the USCIS Site it says 5.5-7 months as of now. Has anybody else submitted around the same time and heard any update yet?
  10. Does anyone have suggestions for explaining a name variation that is different than whats on a birth certificate? My husband wants to file for his mother and on his birth certificate her name is spelled as Mustapha but she spells her name as Mustafa. The instructions say to provide evidence if the name on the birth certificate doesn't match the current name of the beneficiary. Her Nigerian passport has Mustafa. We cant get any other documentation/official records for the name variation.
  11. Is it necessary to list self-employment on the I-130? I work for a hospital, but also have another position that is considered self-employment. Can I only mention the hospital job, or do I need to list both? Also, before we were married I suggested that my husband apply for a student visa here to help with employment prospects back in Nigeria, and so that we could get to know each other better. His student visa was denied. Would it be a bad idea to mention this in the I-130? Thanks
  12. So alot has happened since i been this site so I will try to make it short and explain myself. My wife ( then fiance ) came here january 2017 we got married in march 2017 , we had our long distance relationship since fall 2015 so alot of time has been put into this , i even visited twice . Ever since 2017 there has always been a communication issue between us and maybe that was because of being brought up differently im not too sure. Arguments , verbal attacks , lack of communication , divorce threats , silent treatment , fighting have all been happening atleast once a month ever since even with having a daughter back november 2017 it never got easier. I have my faults and im willing to work on my flaws but im with someone who will delfect , provoke , and use verbal attacks to get back at me for things. She will claim im a violent person , i have a temper etc etc. but the question has always been in this two way thing we have called marriage what has her input been? Why has this husband of mine gotten mad or loud? Instead of playing the victim all the time and taking responsiblity for her own inputs in the marriage its gotten to the point where she can threaten me with divorce multiple times , disrepects me infront of people , has called me all the names in the world , and still will blame me for everything on the sun. Right now im at my parents house and were just taking a "break" this separation will result in two things . 1 she calls me and shes finally ready to work on ourselves and we move on on all past things or 2 we stay separated for a year and i file divorce " no fault divorce" i tihnk they call it in nc . The only thing i care about now is my daughter and there is no point trying to force someone to stay married to you if there just going to keep threatening divorce to you every month. In this mess her 2 year GC expires next year , thoughts on what to do ?
  13. Has anyone in Nigeria or other highly scrutinized countries had luck applying for and obtaining a visitor’s visa to see the USC spouse BEFORE the I-130 was filed? Would your chances increase once the NOA1 has been received? Or because of the nature of the Embassy there is it pointless for the beneficiary to try to get a tourist visa? My husband’s job is more flexible with scheduling. I’m the USC and already have a visa to see him, but I’ll be working on my Master’s and working full-time, so it’s not really easy to go visit...
  14. Has anyone in Nigeria or other highly scrutinized countries had luck applying for and obtaining a visitor’s visa to see the USC spouse BEFORE the I-130 was filed? Would your chances increase once the NOA1 has been received? Or because of the nature of the Embassy there is it pointless for the beneficiary to try to get a tourist visa? My husband’s job is more flexible with scheduling. I’m the USC and already have a visa to see him, but I’ll be working on my Master’s and working full-time, so it’s not really easy to go visit...
  15. me and my fiance just got our NOA2 few days ago, we are prepared for medicals and police check, should we schedule now for 8 to 10 weeks away or wait for the nvc. i know people have had issues booking an appointment. what experiences have people had or advice.
  16. It's been difficult to book appointments at the Lagos consulate.
  17. Hi Guys, My fiance has scheduled his K1 Interview date with the US consulate in Lagos, Nigeria and we are contemplating the right time for him to go for his medicals. Should it be a month before his interview date? 3 weeks? Or 2 weeks? Please we need your priceless advice. Thanks.
  18. Hi everyone, If you have a Priority Date in the F1 category that falls within the year 2011 or later, do share your experience with us. Thank you.
  19. Hi all, So I checked the status of my immigrant visas case number and it has gone from "In Transit" to "Ready"! Now my question is, what are the next steps. I've been looking everywhere and it doesn't seem so clear ( when is it ever). My fiance things we should wait until he gets some form of communication from the consulate before doeing anything else. Apparently we need the letter from them before he can even do the medical? Basically, from any one of your experience, what should we do at this point (besides get our documents ready - I 134, etc)? Thanks!!!!
  20. sunshinefemi2014

    schudule interview in nigeria

    me and my fiance have been noticing appointments some weeks to months after the consulate receives the case, my question is are those appointments the first available? i know some people may not have medicals or police report done, i have read that those are needed to schedule the interview but someone stated they did the medical and police while their case was at NVC and had an appointment 3 weeks after consulate received. i was hoping to go to the interview and spend christmas with his family again. please share any experiences
  21. Hi, Has anyone had their spouse write their name and address with diacritics (the dots above below i, o, u, and above n) on page 8, section 4, items 57.a.-58.f. where it asks for native written language if not in Roman letters?
  22. foreignnaijawife

    Nigeria Tourist VISA

    I just heard in my travel group that in order to receive a Nigerian tourist visa that you have to appear in person at OIS for biometrics. I’ve always submitted my application by mail? Is this true? Does the embassy really expect people to travel for all over the US to Atlanta for a tourist visa?
  23. Pls help, how do i get a birth certificate in Nigeria for my K1 visa interview? I heard that NPC only issue birth attestation to people born before 1992. Will just birth attestation form NPC be enough for my K1 visa interview?
  24. Hi, how's everyone doing? I want to file for my Fiance around the April period. She's in Nigeria and I'm currently visiting Nigeria. Here are my questions: 1. What are the challenges? 2. What parts will bring problems? 3. What are the best things to do while I'm here to ensure we don't have any problems? 4. What are the best things you guys did to prove your engagement and that you've seen each other? 5. How long did yours take? 7. What would you have done differently? 6. Any other thing I should know? Thanks in advance
  25. Hello all, I’m starting this thread for Nigerian couples waiting for their visa to be processed, petition approved, or couples who have already been approved their visas. Not seen any on here recently. Naija is too big not to have one😆. So If you have any stories or advice please do share so that we can all learn and benefit. Especially as we are aware of how the consulate in Nigeria is. My petitioner sent our petition 3/2/2018 and received the NOA1 9/2/2018. We are currently waiting for my NOA2.