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  1. Hello everyone, I am a Syrian applicant, my case has been under AP for 8 months now. I contact the embassy on monthly basis and all I get is a automatic response with the same words every time. I am thinking of filing a lawsuit but I am scared from the outcome, I have heard of some cases getting approved after filing a lawsuit (Iranian citizens). Does anyone have a background about this?? Thank you
  2. Hello everyone, I'm an American citizen and my husband's interview was on Feb 20th 2018. He had all of his documents but had to go under administrative processing because of the travel ban on Syria. He's been under administrative processing since then and the CEAC site states that his case was last updated on Feb 22nd. Does anyone know how long the AP could take and is there anyone that is/was in a similar situation? Thank you.
  3. Details: Myself, American born and raised. Moved to UAE in 2012 to get married, stayed here for 6 years without going back home (husband denied B2 visa for no ties to UAE). No work history here, no tax records, virtually no maintenance of traditional U.S domicile but I didn't have UAE domicile either, temporary residence visa. 1 child born in 2015 in Dubai and given American citizenship at birth and received American Passport. Husband, Palestinian Refugee born and raised in Syria Damascus. Living and working in UAE for 10 years, has not visited Syria since 2011 (before the war). Palestinian Passport Issues: Lack of Domicile Travel Ban Resolves: I ended up gathering a decent amount of domicile worthy evidence but they didn't look at most of our paperwork for the interview. Travel Ban didn't apply to Palestinians born and raised in Syria after all. Questions asked at interview: Who is petitioning you? : My Wife Does your wife work? : No What do you do for work? What is that? : Group Management (goes into detail... * they're impressed) When was the last time you went to Syria? : 2011 How long were you in the Army and what did you do there? : 1 year 8 months, I was an accountant How many years have you been here? : 10 years Have you lived in another country? : Syria Have you gone to Israel? : No Has your wife gone home? : No Where did your wife live before she moved to UAE? : Los Angeles What do you have for domicile? : Child's School enrollment Rent contract and Plane Tickets for wife, child ,and myself hopefully CO then proceeds to ask for my husband's passport and tells him he will receive it in 2-3 days and my husband had to ask 3 times to make sure of what she said, he was handed a white slip and left. CEAC website changed from Processing to ISSUED today. * I think a huge factor in our case was that both of us lived away from our friends and families and didn't establish domicile in each other's county. Our main concern was my lack of domicile and they ended up not looking at 1 form or my declaration of intent to re establish domicile. Documents they looked at: Army Certificate Police Certificate Birth Certificate Marriage Certificate Duration of arrivial to departure: 2 hours 30 minutes November 29, 2017 - Hired a lawyer and started Petition. January 24, 2018 - Petition mailed to USCIS. January 26, 2018 - I-130 Received by USCIS. February 15, 2018 - Homeland Security check cashed. May 22, 2018 - Petition Approved by USCIS. June 26, 2018 - NVC - Request for documentation (needed different form of id) and payment. July 18, 2018 - NVC - Payment made. August 2, 2018 - NVC - Submit Documentation (website down 2 weeks). August 27, 2018 - NVC - Accepts all fees & forms, interview date pending. September 14, 2018 - NVC - Interview scheduled for October 28, 2018 October 28, 2018 - Abu Dhabi Embassy Immigration interview, CR-1 VISA APPROVED!
  4. Hi all - My fiance is Syrian. It's taken us almost a year to get to this point. We have our interview coming up in just a few weeks and I'm just wondering what happens now that the travel ban is in place. 1) He's affected by the travel ban - so what happens if they deny him a k1-visa? 2) Will they automatically deny his k1-visa since he's from Syria? 3) Can he get a waiver? Any ideas on how we can get a waiver?? 4) If we get denied - what should we do?
  5. Hi guys, just wanted to update you all.. I got my interview date and its on the 24th of September, and I got a letter that supports my case from the US General Consul in Istanbul. My wife is moving back to the states to establish domicile (we're trying to avoid anything that might cause us any unnecessary delays). I also recently got accepted to Columbia University in New York. Now I'm wondering if there's anything extra we should prepare for the interview, any tips or advice will be much appreciated. Specifically I'm wondering exactly what original documents we need to bring (apart from my civil documents) and what extra information will be helpful for qualifying for the waiver. Thank you all, bashar and kat
  6. Hello, my fiance has his interview coming up and we have no way of getting a Syrian police certificate. He would be drafted to the military if he went back to obtain one. He has tried to go to the Syrian Embassy and they were also not able to provide him with one. Anyone know what will happen if he has a missing document at the interview? Or is there a way to get this certificate?
  7. I am a Lebanese citizen who is born in Syria, I lived there from 1995 'til 2005ish and moved to Lebanon for good. Will my place of birth be a problem for K-1?
  8. So the State Department released a report indicating a 98% denial rate on Travel Ban Waiver applications. Three days ago 3/16/2018, a lawsuit was filed in California asking for a federal court to cease visa denials and stop the travel ban from taking effect. Anyone have any info on this? Anyone successfully get a visa through waiver application??