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  1. Hello All I thought I would make a Thread for Australian's who have their CASE COMPLETE at NVC and are waiting for an Interview to be scheduled at the US Consulate in Sydney! It might make it easy for us to keep in touch and update each other! I hope this is OK 🐨 We were DQ'd this morning so we will be waiting a while lol
  2. Hi everyone, I am a UK citizen but I currently live in Australia (Perth) which I have done for the last 3 years. I’ve have been on a 2 year working holiday visa. I’m currently on a bridging visa A while I wait for a decision to be made on my ‘last remaining relative’ visa which will grant me PR (if I was to stay) my parents are both permanent residents. So I’m not a permanent resident but I am legally here long term. it didn’t even cross my mind until I seen other people in countries they aren’t citizens and now I’m worried I cannot do my interview in Sydney. I have emailed the embassy and they keep going on about the medical not the interview and I can’t seem to get a straight answer. does anyone know if I can do my interview in Sydney or will I have to fly back to London ? thank you in advance
  3. Hello everyone, I attended my K1 interview in Sydney on 25th February. It went smoothly and I was told by the interviewer that he was recommending our case for approval. I was just interested to hear from anyone else who's been interviewed recently in Sydney in regard to getting your passport back. The reason being I read a recent review of the Sydney Consulate by a member who was interviewed a week after me and received their passport back 2 days later! My CEAC status still says "Ready... Your case is ready for your interview when scheduled at the U.S. Consular section" 😬 Should I be concerened, or am I being not patient enough and overly anxious? 😁
  4. I may be worried over nothing (funny how this process will do that to a person!)....but, my fiance got his AFP report and it shows a traffic infringement with a $100 fine. It doesn't say "paid" or anything. He did pay it and he holds a valid driver's license, but other than a valid DL - he doesn't have a record of payment (it was over 5 years ago). He went to the courthouse to inquire about obtaining proof that he paid it and they looked at him with blank stares and asked if he had a valid DL, why isn't that proof enough? He explained he had a Visa interview and needed proof of payment and they told him "Sorry mate, we don't have anything we can give you to help you". So, my question is - is this going to be a problem at his interview? Or will it be okay since it was a traffic infringement, fine under $500, paid, and he has a valid DL (as opposed to a criminal arrest, court conviction, etc)??
  5. Hi Everyone, I'm having a lot of trouble wrapping my head around the process. My husband is a USC and I'm Australian. We met and married in New York and now are living in Australia while I complete my Masters. We have already dealt with time apart and I'm trying to figure out if there's a way for us to avoid being separated while the visa is processed. Can we petition from Australia to the Chicago lockbox with a joint sponsor and prove intent to domicile? Or can you only do that with consulates that accept DCF? I also can't find any clear information on whether or not the Sydney consulate accepts DCF. I emailed them and their response is extremely vague and mostly just links back to the confusing website. I've been drowning in all this confusing information and really just want clarity on whether or not we will have prepare ourselves to be separated, or if there's a way around it. I don't trust lawyers and message boards are such a great resource I'm really hoping someone who's been in a similar situation can help! Thanks in advance.
  6. Hi everyone, I had my consulate interview in Sydney last Wednesday and was told everything was fine and that they will issue my K1 visa once they receive my NZ Police Cert. I advised them that I applied for my police cert 20 working days ago and am still waiting for it and also while there, they got me to sign a clearance for to request a police cert for my NZ one on my behalf. Is it because they can get hold of it faster? I really hope so. Has anyone experienced this and if so, how long did it take for you to receive your police cert from NZ when you applied for it and if the Sydney Consulate applied for it on you behalf- was it faster?? Many thanks.
  7. Hi all, I was thrilled to finally received my interview date email the other day for my spouse-sponsored green card (CR-1) at the Consulate General in Sydney. I got an automated email from the Consulate today with general info about preparing for the interview, but the email also had a message at the top in a bright header reading: The 1040 US Tax Return will no longer be acceptable for your application. Applicants who are required to submit a US tax return with their application are now required to submit the US Tax Transcript. The IRS generated transcript can be obtained for free from the IRS website by filing IRS Form 4506-T Request for Transcript of Tax Return. I'm being told this 3 weeks before my interview, even though the NVC accepted our joint 1040 tax return as supporting financial evidence (the option was to submit EITHER the tax return+W2 form OR a transcript). The IRS hasn't processed our tax return yet (it's going to take a while given the backlog and because we had to apply for and ITIN simultaneously) and so it's impossible to get the tax transcript for at least a couple more months. Has anyone else been in a similar position? Can they really change the required documentation rules just before the interview and after the NVC has given the all clear? I've emailed the consulate but I'm expecting their usual generic replies. Thanks!
  8. Hello everyone, My fiance had his interview at the Sydney consulate a little over a week ago. He was given the 221(g) form since he did his medical exam a day before his interview. (Sydney allows people to do the medical exam a day before since they only have a few on their list of certified doctors for the interview). Firstly, I would like to know an estimate of how long it would take for the medical exam results to be sent to the consulate and how long it takes for the consulate to look over that before making a decision? Secondly, when we go onto the Consular Electronic Application Center to check the visa application status, it says "No Status". I read online somewhere that the status gets updated before you have your interview and after you pay the DS-160 fees. As I said we have already had our interview, so that means we have also paid the DS-160 fees. Is there something I am missing? I am honestly really worried that I missed a step. We were hoping that he would receive his passport back with the approved visa before October, but at this rate I am kinda getting worried that our plans will have to change.. Thanks! 😽
  9. I’m curious how long it took for anyone being interviewed in Sydney, How long it generally takes to get an interview after you return the packets they want from you?
  10. Hi guys, I have a K1 interview in Sydney on the last Tuesday of March. I noticed some people have requested an earlier interview after being assigned one, how did you go about this? I know it's not always possible but I thought it's worth a try if it's no harm. Additionally, what did you bring as proof of income? At the moment I have my fiance's: W2s 2016-2018, and am in the process of getting the most recent tax transcript Stamped letter from his bank to show his savings account balance and when it was opened Employment letter that states his hourly rate, start date, that he's a current employee, but not a salary (not a salary based job) 3 months of pay stubs Is this enough for the Sydney consulate and is there anything else I should bring for proof of income supporting documents? Thanks!
  11. Aloha, My fiancé and I have our interview coming up in the end of February. He is Australian and I am American. I'm feeling pretty good about our documents, I've been working very hard to make sure we have everything they require and then some. The one thing that is pressing on my mind is that I have not made enough money the past few years to be required to file for taxes and I haven't filed. I feel a bit dumb, but I did not plan ahead for having tax returns to bring with. I read somewhere that I can bring a letter stating that I was not required to file along with my I-134 Affidavit of support and that of my joint sponsor. My joint sponsor is my retired father you gains money from his retirement plan. He has plenty of evidence, tax returns from three years prior, bank statements and proof of his retirement payment each month. My question is, will this be enough evidence to get by? My fear is that my lack of tax returns will be an issue with them. Any constructive advice would be welcome! Thank you!
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