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  1. Hi everyone, My fiance had his fiance K1 visa interview today, and it went great, they told him he was approved and kept his passport and told him he would get it in 5 days via mail. Within less than an hour of leaving the embassy, he received an email that said he needs to provide his CV and work history and it said "Before we can continue processing your visa application, we need you to send the information and/or documents marked urgent to us. No further action can be taken on your file before this information reaches our office." He sent his CV immediately and they responded that they received it. His case status is now in administrative processing. For context: We've been together over 3 years, have spent TONS of time together, gave ample evidence, did all the steps properly. This was in Turkey, and my finace has a chemical engineering degree (we read this happens with people who have STEM degrees). Has this happened to anyone else before? Others talking about administrative processing talk about being denied, and need to provide more info, but that's not our case. Or they talk about being in administrative processing with no clear reason why. We're reading online it could be in AP for up to 6 months, but were confused because they said he was approved and he would get his visa/passport back in 5 days. Before you suggest we check the embassy website or call/email them, we've checked everything. He called after he sent it in, they said email your question, and hung up. Nothing is on the website about this specific situation. Any thoughts on this? Thank you!
  2. Could anyone who has ever submitted PCC from Turkey and UAE let me know how exactly you got them. I don't reside in those countries anymore. I submitted a PCC obtained from Turkish consulate in Chicago and through Dubai police online from the website https://www.dubaipolice.gov.ae . Both were rejected. Kindly help.
  3. Hello! I will need to go and stay in Ankara, Turkey for a few days for my fiance visa interview, so I want to do the medical during the same stay. I am trying to book my hotel now to make sure that is taken care of. I know that the medical needs to happen within a month of the interview, but also at least 2 days before. I'm just wondering how many days before the interview in Ankara people did their medical stuff? Thanks! Yehia
  4. Hi everyone, My fiancee and I applied for a K-1 visa long ago, I had my medical exam already and my interview in Ankara is on Tuesday 11th. When looking for what documents are required, we always saw that we need to submit the I-134 affidavit of support only, that's also what our lawyer said. I received an email from the embassy, however, which I noticed too late because it landed in junk mails, that says that we also need the I-864. In the mail there is the I-864 and I-134 in the "All applicants" section but the I-864 is not in the "details for each applicant" section. This is a bit confusing and it's the first time that I read I need that form for a K-1 visa. Do you think we should get it done quickly with high shipment costs or do I misunderstand something? I appreciate your help. Extract of email is below with only the important details: Documents to bring with you (all applicants) * I-134, Affidavit of Support (Original), If you are a Diversity or Fiancée Visa applicant and you have a sponsor, then you should use I-134 Affidavit of Support form. * I-864, Affidavit of Support (Photocopy). Details for each applicant Applicant 1: R. A. Status: Interview Scheduled; Interview Appointment: 11 July 2017, 08:30 Documents and/or Actions Required: * I-134, Affidavit of Support (Photocopy).
  5. Hello Everyone, My fiance has the K1 interview in one week, and we were unsure if our "original" birth certificate and police certificate were sufficient for the US Embassy in Ankara. We retrieved the birth certificate and police report online through Turkey's e-government (e-devlet) website. Both documents have barcodes in the corner to prove that they are certified. Per Ankara's K1 interview instructions: "Birth certificates for Turkey are called “Nufus Kayit Ornegi”. Please provide an original." However, it does not say whether the birth certificate from the e-government website constitutes an "original." Furthermore, according to https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Visa-Reciprocity-and-Civil-Documents-by-Country/Turkey.html, birth certificates can be obtained through, "General Directorate of Civil Registration and Citizenship (Nüfus ve Vatandaşlık İşleri Genel Müdürlüğü) and e-Government website." Has anyone gone to the interview with the birth certificate and police certificate that were obtained from the online website? My fiance went to the Family Registry Office this morning, but they told him they could not issue birth certificates for visa purposes. Thank you for the help!
  6. Hello! Do you have to wait to hear from the consulate in Ankara, Turkey before you file your DS-160, or can you go ahead and submit it as soon as you get the notification from the NVC that they've sent your file? Thanks, Sam
  7. Hi everyone! We're hopeful that our interview will be coming up soon, and originally I was planning to go to Turkey to be with my fiance, Yehia, when he does his interview. However, I am in Turkey now visiting and the process has actually gone quicker than we expected, and it would potentially mean going back to Turkey soon. That isn't a bad thing, except flying back and forth can be expensive. Just wondering if petitioners are usually there for the interviews or not? If the petitioner is there, do they ask them questions. Suggestions on if the petitioner should be there or not? While we're at it, what were some of the questions they asked during the interview??? Thanks in advance! Sam
  8. Hi there, CR1 here. I need help for getting a police certificate from Mexico. I am from Turkey and I lived in Tijuana, Mexico for 6.5 months. My husband lives in San Diego. In order to be close to him , I lived there and as soon as we received our PD2 from Texas Service Center. I went back to Turkey to complete the process here. However after we paid all the fees and submit the forms & tax return. NVC asked for a Police Certificate from Mexico bcause I lived there more than 6 months. I did not know that We contacted the office in Mexico and they need my finger prints. and I called the Mexican Consulate here in Istanbul they said you do not need fingerprints because you are not a citizen neither resident. We are torn now! Do not know what to do and I am afraid if this paperwork delays our schedule it has been already more than a year we are suffering. Does anyone know by change about how to obtain this certificate? Thanks very much,
  9. Hello everyone, Sam and I been lurking here on VJ for so long since before we started our process back in February, y'all have been most helpful, whether the questions, answers, timelines.. you name it. Some background info: I was born in Qatar and lived there my whole life (except for the yearly vacations), never spent more than 5 months in Egypt (country of citizenship), in the last 10 years I only been to Egypt once for 5 weeks. My police clearance issued from Qatar states the covered duration as my DOB till Feb '19. Which is technically my whole life. I moved to Turkey for good early March '19. Question is, do I still need a police clearance from Egypt? Since one of the required evidence for the DS160 is a police report from country of nationality/ 6 months stay . Or should it be the 6 month country stay mentioned as another condition? In that case I don't need to dive into that hassle of figuring out how to get one. Another question, any one here in VJ who is none-Turkish resident of Turkey has experience with K-1 visa process at the US consult in Ankara? How was it? any additional documents required? Thanks in Advance!
  10. Just wanting to vent/looking for advice. We applied for IR-1 from Turkey but our son and I will have to leave ahead so he can start the school year in the US. I’m just feeling very frustrated that there’s no priority for IR-1 over CR-1, particularly when there is a child who will be separated from a parent Of course we will FaceTime/WhatsApp, but I’m worried my husband could be denied entry to visit, and it will be hard for us to visit, considering it is such a long trip and during the school year. I know that there are criteria to expedite at the NVC stage, and one is that the beneficiary’s child has started or will soon start school, but I assume that doesn’t apply if the child is also the petitioner’s. I’ve lived abroad with my spouse for 8 years, we share a child, and obviously our marriage is genuine. No offense to those who apply for CR-1 shortly after marriage, but it just seems unfair that longer marriage aren’t more quickly processed, particularly when we will be separated for who knows how long with the current backlog.
  11. Hello everyone! So we finally booked our interview and schedule medical appointment. I'm about to send the documents to him but I'm going over them again and I noticed my I-134 says it expired in November. Does this mean I cant use it? I'm getting worried all over again.
  12. So, my wife is in Turkey. We got our NOA 2 about 2 months ago. NVC received it early February. I was told this was a pivot case since everything is being done online and what not. Someone also mentioned to start gathering the documents. 1. Can someone fully explain what a PIVOT case is? 2. What documents should I start gathering? -thank you...
  13. Hello friends, I will probably travel to Turkey in September to do a small "cosmetic" procedure. I don't have my GC yet, just the EAD/AP combo card. Is it going to be a problem returning to the US? Also, are there any other requirements other than the AP and the Turkey visa? Thanks in advance,
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