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  1. Hi Friends, I got RFE for my father's IR5 case for late registered Birth certificate. they are asking for evidence that establishes parent-child relationship. has anyone gone through the similar experience? if so, what are the documents that were submitted to satisfy the ask? They are looking for the following document. since Pakistan doesn't have established system to track any of the listed asks, it will be not easy to get any of the documents from 1986 (my birth year). 1.Religious documents 2.Early school records 3.Medical records 4.Census Records 5.Affidavits: Written statements sworn to or affirmed by two persons, other than yourself and the person for whom you are petitioning. LATE REGISTERED BIRTH CERTIFICATE The birth certificate submitted on behalf of you was registered on July 12, 2012, 26 years after the actual event occurred. In Matter of Rehman, 27 I&N Dec. 124 (BIA 2017), the Board of Immigration Appeals (the Board) addressed delay-registered births. The Board held that a late registered birth certificate might be sufficiently reliable proof of a parental relationship. The Board provided a non-exhaustive list of factors to consider when making a determination.Even if a birth certificate does not reflect that its registration was contemporaneous with the birth, an adjudicator may conclude that it is sufficiently reliable to establish parentage,depending on the circumstances. In making this determination, the adjudicator should consider all relevant factors, including, but not limited to, (1) information in the FAM regarding the availability and reliability of birth registrations in the country of birth during the time period at issue; (2) the length of time between the birth and the registration; (3) any credible explanation proffered by the petitioner as to the personal, societal, or historical circumstances that prevented a particular birth certificate from being registered contemporaneously, and any evidence in support of that explanation; (4) any credible explanation for why a particular birth certificate was lost or destroyed; (5) any evidence that the parental relationship was independently corroborated prior to the registration of the birth;(6) the length of time between the birth registration and the filing of the visa petition; and (7)information regarding whether the document was based on facts that were contemporaneous with the birth or on facts that were more recently established. Matter of Rehman, 27 I & NDec. 124 (BIA 2017). The documents submitted as evidence of a parent-child relationship were executed 26 years after the actual event occurred. When considered in light of the factors listed above and with all other evidence currently in the file, USCIS has determined that the birth certificate is insufficiently reliable and will be accorded little or no weight. Therefore, you must submit additional documentary evidence Any help will be highly appreciated.
  2. I am in AP since 21 feb 2020. The message below the refuse status has changed on 1st june. Whats the difference. Am i refused now????
  3. Hello members, What has been your experience with the Ombudsman office for cases outside normal processing at USCIS? Did it help your case? Thanks.
  4. My husband applied for form i-130 in October 2020, I was supposed to get a response on may 22nd but I didn't. I was thinking if I apply for visit visa to visit my husband in USA, will I get the visit visa or does it effect my case? Please guide.
  5. I applied for my wife and completed it September of '20 for an interview date at the US embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan. When can I expect an interview date? In a year? 2 years? I have been waiting for 8 months now with no update on anything and coronavirus definitely made the whole process a nightmare with delays after delays due to limited staffing it keeps mentioning.
  6. Hi I am just wondering about the timeline at the US embassy in Islamabad and what are their timeline for interview. Our documents were qualified in October 2020. Anyone else waiting..? Have any of you tried an expedite for an interview? What was your experience? And the reason for it?
  7. How long embassy takes to give interview appointment when the case has been expedited for CR1 visa.keeping in mind the covid situations what is expected timeframe? Case was forwarded to embassy early this april 2021 Islamabad Pakistan
  8. Hello everyone, I'd like some advice regarding domicile. To summarize my case very briefly: K1 filed in February, 2018 K1 denied after embassy interview, April 2019 Cr1 filed September, 2019 Currently, I am stuck in pending security checks at USCIS. I have since relocated to Pakistan with my son to live with my husband because I could not live alone in America due to my disability. I recently learned that I will have to have surgery and wanted my husband to apply for an emergency visa to accompany me to the Cleveland VA hospital. First, I sought out an immigration lawyer. This lawyer informed me that living in Pakistan and enrolling my son in a local school while waiting for the interview would severely complicate things and even result in a possible denial due to my inability to prove domicile. Will the embassy take my disability into consideration? What are your own experiences proving domicile when living abroad with your spouse? Thank you.
  9. Some people are saying to select " do not intend" because it's the I-134 is for the. K-1 fiancé visa. Some are saying to select "intend" and write " N/A K-1 fiancé visa " in part 7. Which one works? And are there any repercussions for selecting "do not intend" ?
  10. Hello members, For about eight months now, my husband's CR1 visa is stuck in "pending security checks" at the Potomac center. I have inquired multiple times but keep getting the same response. My congressman also wrote to them on my behalf and got the same response. We both have clean records. I can't imagine why we have remained pending for so long. Has anyone else been in this situation?
  11. Hello everyone, I am a US citizen living in Pakistan with my husband and son. I am also a disabled US military veteran. We have filed our cr1 back in September, 2019 but are stuck in pending security checks. In the past month, I have been really sick and am having a lot of unforseen issues in regards to my disability. I have to have surgery and choose to do so at the VA hospital in the states. It's very difficult for me to travel alone as ill as I am with my son. What are the chances my husband would get approved for an emergency travel visa to assist me? We plan to come back to Pakistan after two months. Thank you.
  12. Visa counselor asked me for a document and I submitted it how much time will take it him to review it . Any general idea???
  13. My petition file in 2003. And first letter 2010 I received.and welcome letter received 2015 and my interview Nov 2017. But my visa application ds 260 one mistake date of birth 1 but I write 5. Embassy asked on interview send joint sponsor I submitted again .but after 3 weeks my case status change ready and after 1 week my one younger brother case update AP. And I emailed every 2 months embassy only 1 reply your case in ap.and 24 Jan 2019 my case status change expiring soon and visa application's all applicants reopen I reopen and mistake 5 date of birth I correct and submit but not status change into expiring soon to ready please some help about this.
  14. Hello, The IR1 visa for my husband has been issued on his current passport. We recently found out that when his resignation at his job goes through he will have to make a new passport. The issue is that his visa would be on his old passport then. Will that be fine when he travels or does the visa have to be transfered to his new passport that will be made? Thank you.
  15. I’m re-applying for B1/B2 usa tourist visa from Islamabad,Pakistan and when i go to schedule my appointment ‘ the next date available keeps changing, first it was showing December 22, 2022, then February 8,2022 then it went back to December 28, 2022 does anyone else noticed this, also Does anyone think that the dates are going to go back , or keep increasing, i havent booked my appointment yet just in case they dates get available earlier! any insight on this would be helpful! thanks
  16. Dear , I had my interview recently and the councilor approved my visa , also provided the approval letter starting with congratulations. BUT TODAY I HAVE RECEIVED A MAIL WITH 221g , also it seems to be expired. PLEASE PROVIDE FOR GUIDANCE . If anyone has gone through the same situation.
  17. Hello, I’m waiting on interview letter for my spouse. I was documentarily qualified June 18, 2020. Does anyone know when I should expect to hear back? I am getting worried because I was expecting to hear back. I am hoping the embassy doesn’t stop visa processing due to recent coronavirus surge. Also, will I get notification via email for this?
  18. Hello All, I am in the final stages of putting together and submitting my spousal based I-130. I am a US citizen applying for my Pakistani wife. I am just wondering what kind of experiences you guys have had with the process during covid in terms of processing times? How long does it take to get the I-130 approved, how long does it take for the NVC cr1 visa process once the i130 is approved? Especially with covid 19, I am assuming all steps of the process are going to take longer. My brother had done the same process about 5 years back and it only took 12/13 months (Obama administration). Are we seeing any changes now that the Biden administration has stepped in, or is still Trump policies, which I am assuming are more difficult. Any and all help/suggestions/tips would be appreciated as I am newly starting this visa journey, and of course am very anxious/nervous.
  19. Anyone know if the embassy is doing any interviews at Islamabad. How long is it taking from submitting your paperwork to NVC and to get your interview? This is for a spouse visa.
  20. Hello, I am petitioning for my husband and my income is not sufficient. However, I have made my maternal cousin, my joint sponsor for AOS income purposes. I am thinking of providing a letter with documents that states that my joint sponsor-my cousin is going to support my husband. My husband and cousin have not met each other. Does anyone have a sample letter of this kind that states that my joint-sponsor will support us. (my joint sponsor and I live on separate address) can someone send me a sample letter which they can write? Thank you so much.
  21. Does Islamabad embassy require Applicant (spouse) to bring original divorce certificate of Petitioner with him/her on the interview (CR1/IR1) Note: petitioner is divorced in USA
  22. Hello, I really need help. My Fiancé applied for K-1 Visa in Oct-Nov 2019 in America and Visa came to Pakistan Embassy in April 2020. There’s no update till this date. I know due to Covid Embassies are not working on K-1 Visas. Please tell me what can we do to expedite the process. Should we change it spouse visa. What are the options. Can someone help.
  23. Okay....I don't want to be morally judged here, just requesting some honest advice. My name is Jess and I am 37 years old and I am married to a Pakistani man named Amir who is 34. We got married in January of 2020. Previously, we filed a K1 but were denied. I believe it was due to the "red flags" associated with our case..which are all my fault. I have been married three times before this marriage and engaged once. (Please, please no rude remarks in regards to that.) I will explain more. Fresh out of high school, I married my highschool sweetheart at age 18. We were both in the US Army. He cheated on me and that marriage ended after only six months. At 20, I married a man from China while I was there teaching. That marriage ended in divorce also because he was married already. I did not know. I filed a CR1 visa for him that was approved by USCIS but I withdrew the petition. After this teaching gig, I lived abroad in Kazakhstan and was briefly engaged to a Russian man. I filed for his K1 but we broke up before the interview. I married a man from Lebanon when I was 25 and we lived together in Chicago for seven years and had one child, a daughter, together. We amicably separated. About three years ago, I met my husband who is from Pakistan. He was visiting a local museum with his family and I was working there. We became friends and eventually began a relationship. We first filed a K1 but were denied at the visa interview. We have since married in his country of Pakistan. Considering my past, what real chance do we have that our petition will ever be approved by such a strict embassy? I know my story is super messy. I made a lot of mistakes when I was young and I will be the first to admit that. Otherwise, we meet the financial requirements, ect.. I have been to Pakistan 6 times and we have vacationed together in the Maldives and Dubai.
  24. Long story short, we both agreed that we'd only meet when we both were financially capable. He landed a great job last year and so did I. He's flying to me and I already have both my phones emptied out to record every minute and take pictures like crazy. We've been together since 2017, we met through reddit and I have all the original messages since then, from facebook messenger, reddit, whatsapp, etc. the years were tough but 2019 was our turning year, and after a year of saving, we are both having the dream vacation we both deserve. This is our first IRL meeting. Is there any advice you all can offer? I already told him to keep the boarding pass, ticket, gate pass, etc, anything he has during his trip with him and not to discard it starting from JFK and back to JFK, to preserve them in a mini folder or something. We are going to be spend about 13 days together, he will be with me on September 30th, and leaves on the morning of October 11th. His flight actually leaves on 28th, but all airlines are taking 2 days, with 20 hour travel time, there isn't any airline that can fly faster, 19-20 hours is the lowest flying time we've found. He only gets 13 days off a year. He will get 13 days again in April 2021. As far as I know, there is no way for us to get married here, legally. so there's no chance of a CR-7 taking place. I want to know if this visit will be enough for him to file for a K1 when he flies back? If anyone who has filed a K1 with our situation in mind can help me here, it would be great.
  25. Hello, so my husband had his second interview oath/fingerprints in July and was told to submit new medical along with a valid passport, which we did in august, today my husband received a call from the embassy asking to confirm that it was medical and passport that he mailed and if there’s an additional phone number for him, the guy on the phone stated he’s going to pass all my husband information to the officer for processing..on ceac our case went from refused to administrative processing and date updated. Any idea if this may FINALLLY be some good news after 17 months total of AP!!!!
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