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  1. I am US citizen and in the military and am scheduled to deploy in later this year. My fiancé is a Canadian citizen and we have been in a relationship with lots of time spent together for the past 3.5 years. We are confused and unsure of which direction to go in terms of getting married and getting her to the US with me before I leave. We are also concerned about her not being able to work for an extended period of time while I am overseas (if we decide to go K1 route and have to wait for her work visa). I will try to organize the questions as best as possible, any and all experience and feedback is greatly appreciated! 1.) Granted that I am able to successfully receive a military expedite would it be better/faster to go with the K1 or CR-1 visa? Is the expedite process/timeframe the same for both? 2.) If we decide to go with the CR-1, can she come to the USA and marry here, then go home to Canada and we apply once she is back home? Will we have issues with USCIS thinking our marriage is not Bona Fide if we have a quick courthouse wedding then apply for CR-1 immediately once she goes back to Canada? (We have a ton of evidence of our relationship, photos, plane tickets, passport stamps, mail with both our names on it at my address). 3.) If we go with the k-1 visa, and marry immediately when she arrives in the USA once her visa is approved (no need to wait the full 90 days in our case), how long will it take for her to be able to work/receive advanced parole? We are concerned that I will have to leave shortly after she arrives and she will be stuck not able to work and make money or go home to see her family for the first few months that I am gone. Can we also apply to expidite to her AOS/Work Permit/Advanced Parole? 4) If we do marry first so she can be eligible for health benefits receive a military dependent ID card, will that expedite the process or hinder her getting her visa/work status approved? Thanks in advance everyone.
  2. Hello, See below my J1 waiver based on hardship application timeline. The length was almost exactly a year. Background of our case: 2009 :J-1 visa obtained with US funds for a 2 month program 2010: Came to the US for grad school with a F-1 visa 2014 - 2017: Used OPT and OPT STEM extension to work 2016: South American and American Citizen marry Late 2016: With the help of a team of experienced lawyers in J1 waivers we applied to the hardship waiver based on: medical and psychological hardship, career disruption, economic disruption, and severe political and social conditions in the home country Couple has no kids I know how hard and painful this process is. But believe it or not one day it will be over! I can't believe I no longer have to check the j1waiver website everyday. I promise myself that once our case was finalized and I would share our case with other J1 waiver fellows. Wish you the best, stay positive, stay busy! Office Item Action Date USCIS Form I-612 Received October 19 2016 DOS Fee Received November 02 2016 DOS Form DS-3035 Received November 02 2016 DOS Form DS-2019 Received November 02 2016 DOS Passport Data Page Received November 02 2016 DOS Form G-28 Received November 02 2016 DOS Statement of Reason Received November 02 2016 USCIS Non-USCIS advisory opinion for Form I-612 Requested March 31 2017 DOS Form I-612 Received April 04 2017 DOS Form I-613 Received April 04 2017 DOS Request for Sponsor Views Sent April 05 2017 DOS Sponsor Views Received September 11 2017 DOS Recommendation Sent October 10 2017 USCIS Approval October 17 2017
  3. Hello guys, I entered the United States last year in November to do a volunteer year. I was admitted as a b2 nonimmigrant visitor which expired 6 months later in May. I filled out form I-539 late March/early April and sent it to my organization who said they would file the form for me and pay whatever fees where necessary. I stayed in the United States till the beginning of December. It resulted in an overstay of approximately 187 days because I thought that I was given an extension of stay since I did not hear back from on whether my application was approved or denied. When I tried to re-enter the United States in the beginning of January to fulfill my volunteer year with another 6 months my visa has been refused to enter the United States and withdrawn my application. So I was being sent home and told that I have to apply for a new visa and I would need a waiver to overcome my Inadmissibility of overstaying. So I filled out my new visa application and went to my nearest consulate in Germany. They accepted my case and said they’ll file a waiver for me. My question now would be is it possible that I will get an fast answer? I saw on every website that a waiver application takes usually 4-6 months maybe even longer to get approved cause if this process takes so long it wouldn’t be worth for me to lose 6 months to come back to the United States. I know that the waiver is a complex and tough thing to get but what are my chances to get fast approved?
  4. Hello I just got the message from the online system that my interview has been scheduled. Does anybody know how long approx. after this online status change USCIS will mail the interview notice or in which time frame I can expect my interview to take place? I guess the times vary from case to case (especially during Holiday times) but what was your experience? I wanted to go home for Christmas (just got my AP) and already booked a flight but I guess I maybe have to change my travel plans. Thank you in advance!
  5. Hello Everyone!!!! I am going to file N-400 in Long Island Field Office in December 2018. Could you give me some advice? Is filing online a better option? What is the processing time now? I will early file my N-400 in December 2018. I got my green card in March 2014. I will update my process here. If anyone has done with Long Island Field Office, please give me some advice. Thank you very much.
  6. Hello, is there someone who go through k1 interview this year? And got visa approved? I got.my interview on 22 june 2018 consular asked me about additional document which i submit themon 28 june.... On 24 july was status was updated to application received. How much time it will take now to get visa issued.
  7. Is anyone here a greencard holder and is filing for spouse and minor child in the year 2017. How far along are they with interviews? My next question is does anyone know how long it is taking to get an approval notice in this category?
  8. Hi, I am a US citizen. I married in Feb 2018, I filed I-130 for my spouse who is in pakistan. I sent all my paperwork in April 2018 and received a letter stating everything has been accepted and will be getting sent to Potomac location. then Oct 26 I got a I-797 again but this time it was much more detailed, it stated that my paperwork is now being transferred to National Visa Center for processing for Visa and now they will contact beneficiary, it also says to allow 30 days before contacting them and it also gave their email. I am just curious to know if anyone has been through something similar and how long approximately did everything take? I am hearing so many mixed things from friends and also a relative of mine who went through something similar and she is now here with her spouse within a year so please any info would be nice lol. also, I was told by someone since i am a US citizen the "Visa Bulletin" doesn't matter for me since i am not a permanent residence(green card holder) but a us citizen
  9. I was wondering if I could get some testimony as to the accuracy of Visa Journey's NOA1 to NOA2 processing times for the I-129F? For the CSC, where my application was forwarded to, the current processing date has been floating around March 31st, 2017 for about a week now for some reason. I've seen it advance as far as April 2nd, then move right back to March 31st today. The processing time for the CSC, as reported by Visa Journey, had been steadily moving by a day with the passing of each day until recently. Additionally, USCIS reports that they are currently processing I-129F's from January of 2017 (on the web and over the phone), which I cannot understand as there seem to be people that have submitted their applications after that date (as late as March) and have already received NOA2 (from the reports I have seen on this site). Another question I had was how many days/months worth of I-129F applications does USCIS typically cover in a given month? The answer to that question may explain why there are so many discrepancies between Visa Journey's processing date and USCIS's processing date. Since USCIS updates where they currently are each month, I was thinking someone may have potentially determined this statistic. Here's a little background on my case. My I-129F was received by USCIS on April 28th, 2017, so it has been nearly 3 months, but I still haven't heard back from USCIS regarding NOA2. I realize this is to be expected on some level, but I am confused as to how this site calculates the estimated time in comparison to what USCIS is reporting and what is going on with the Visa Journey's processing date as of late. Maybe the algorithm Visa Journey uses to assess what date each service center is currently processing is gaining more data from users inputting data to support a particular date, but I am not sure. I was really hoping to potentially get NOA2 by early September at the latest, before I go to visit my fiancee in her country, so I could hand deliver the paperwork that is needed for her interview and avoid having to mail it there. However, I'm beginning to question whether that is a realistic possibility at this point. Thank you in advance for the advice. I am very thankful to have such an amazing community of people to consult regarding questions I have related to the visa process.
  10. I sent in the documents for the RFE on 5/12 and was wondering if anyone could tell me how long it generally takes to process the visa from here? Thanks in advance.
  11. please I want to know if anyone has an idea processing time for i360 widow of USC takes
  12. Hi, I have found mixed information on various sites so Creating this forum to discuss the processing times and case movements for Advance Parole and EAD when filing for adjustment of status. Does USCIS still hold that '90 days processing' for EAD/AP ? or has it increased over the last few months? Anyone has received the AP in less than 90 days here? Its been more than 70 days for me today and I have started worrying a little. (Travel issues, and I need a job ) Many people in these forums abandon their profiles when they get their final cards or dont update it regularly so I dont expect those timelines to be very accurate. Please reply if the you adjusted status and filed EAD/AP and how did your processing go? Thanks all and all the best!
  13. If i met my finace in person before engagment but i was not there for actual engagment am i eligable for K1 visa? And what is average processing time for K1 visa from filling to Interview date? thanks
  14. Hi! NVC confirmed that received my case 28 days ago. My case wasn’t put into the system yet. Is that taking that long nowadays? 4 weeks and counting... How long does it usually take to get the case number? After that, how long should I expect to have my interview scheduled considering that I don’t get a checklist?
  15. Hi all, The NVC got our case on Feb 12th... We called over 3 weeks ago and nothing. We are 2 days short of 8 weeks of wait only to get our case number and preliminary instructions... Any input on what to do? Thank you!
  16. So we are 5 days out of the estimated processing time established on the USCIS website (which I know isn't as long as others may have been waiting). But this has been 7+ months and we still have nothing. I submitted the case inquiry already but I have to wait until August 19th now! My question is, is there anything I can do to be more proactive? I've been seeing people call tier 2 agents? Who are these agents and is it effective to call or wait? I don't want to piss off the people that basically have my future in their hands.
  17. German in UK

    O-1 processing time at London embassy

    I'm experiencing a frustratingly long wait for my O visa to be processed. I had my visa petition approved in May and duly attended my visa appointment at the London embassy on 26 May. The consular officer asked what seemed to me strange questions (e.g. 'How can you be famous as an academic?', etc) and seemed grumpy that I hadn't brought my CV, which wasn't in the list of required docs I had been asked to bring. She said she'd look into the whole thing. Nothing happened for over a week and then, on 7 June, I received the additional processing email and a request for additional information, which I submitted on the same day (I had to submit exactly the same info for my J-1 two years earlier, so I still had it on file). Since then, absolutely nothing. This has caused all sorts of problems: I've missed the start date of my new job by three weeks (and counting), had to move out of accommodation in the UK, etc. I have heard that the London embassy in particular has recently gained prominence in US legal circles for causing an abundance of problems with the processing of O visas and that the Dept of State has been informed of this. Has anyone else encountered this at the London embassy?
  18. We filed our I-129f to the California service center and it was received on Dec 26th, 2017. This site said that applications from that date were being processed yesterday. Is this an accurate prediction? How long does it take for them to process once they get to ours in line?
  19. Hello, I submitted I-751 for removing conditions on my green card with all supporting documents in May 2017, received green card extension notice that same month, and completed biometrics the next month. My USCIS online status has been showing "Case Was Received" since then. Given that I still haven't received my new green card, can anyone tell me what sort of processing times they have experienced with the removal of condition? My case is assigned to the Vermont service center. Thanks, --Fijoy
  20. Hi everyone, I have a question, does the fact that the spouse has already served in the US army account for the case to be pre-emptive and it will accelerate the waiting time of the i-130
  21. Binaa

    Potomac ysc

    salut tout le monde, est le temps de traitement estimé par uscis potomac sc correct? pourquoi il y a une grosse différence entre l'évaluation de vj, j'attend depuis le 5 février et vu uscis j'aurai une réponse entre novembre et décembre mais avec vj entre août et septembre ce qui me donne de l'espoir mais vraiment je vis dans le stress en attente, s'il vous plaît ceux qui ont de l'expérience pourriez-vous me dire combien de temps vais-je 130 traitement prendre
  22. Hi everyone. I am a december 2017 filer. I created a thread for potomac . Has anyone of their papers been routed to potomac service center? Is the processing time shorter than any other service centers? Good luck to all of us here.
  23. Just noted that the processing time at California Service Center for I-751 is Jan 23, 2016 now, it was 2017 last week, and VSC is the same as it was last week
  24. Hello, Just a back story: I applied for my VAWA case on May 2017 and I received a Prima Facie Review of I-360 form right away. (I also received a renewal of the prima facie on Jan 2018 which will expire in July 2018.) I've been flowing the Vemont Service Centers processing times over the old uscis link and they were up to Nov 21, 2016 cases. Now that the website has changed it appears the processing times went back to September 20, 2016. I was relying on the uscis websites timeline but now its conflicting. Does anyone know what dates they are currently working on and how long it would take to reach may 2017?
  25. Hi everyone, I received my EAD at the beginning of the year. I filed for a I-131, Travel document a while ago an. Yesterday, my case was updated and according to the uscis Hotline approved. According to the service employee, the physical approval letter was sent out yesterday as well. My problem is my flight to London leaves tomorrow and I'm afraid that I won't get the physical letter on time. Do you think I can leave without the physical letter and have my wife forward it to me? Thank you!