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  1. Hi everyone,our case is ready at the embassy ,received instructions to book medical and schedule interview ,which one you book first,would like to know your experience regarding this part,Im not sure if I have to wait for ds260 to be unlocked as I need to update passport information after getting a renewal ,thanks for all your help
  2. So having put my original post in the wrong forum I have started over and I am asking a few extra questions regarding the UK medical requirement on the summary care. Do the medical people want all of the information in the consultations, or is it up until that point? If they want all of that information, has anyone that has previously had depression etc had issues at the medical because of what was in that section? Also how far back do they want me to go, I only just registered at my local GP in February 2021 and they are still waiting or some info so I have emails of around 22 pages worth of different summaries. Any help gratefully received!!
  3. Hi everyone, Our expedite request was finally approved on Friday 4th June. We were expecting to be in the May batch of interviews as we were DQ'd at the end of February 2021 but I guess this is promising considering they didn't release any last month. Just wondered had anyone else recently heard anything about an expedite request they had filed in London? What were the wait times like between NVC emailing to tell you the expedite was accepted and your case status changing to “Ready”? We keep checking our CEAC status but it still is saying "At NVC" after 5 days now. I feel like based on what I've been reading, this is a long time? I am most likely wrong. We have the "Case has been expedited to post" message in our message folder but that's about it. As always, thank you in advance.
  4. Does anyone have any info for the time frame for interviews in London. My wife and I were documentality qualified on February 22nd and still waiting on an update for her interview.
  5. Hi all. We are coming to the stage to submit the affidavit of support for a UK beneficiary under a I130 stand-alone visa. We are looking into the federal poverty guidelines and just needed a bit more clarity on the situation. Where it says people/family in household.... for the applicant being a single person living by themselves, does it mean they must earn $21,775 BEFORE tax do be eligible to sponsor the beneficiary under the I130 application as the petitioner in our case lives alone. (Even though on the usvis.gov website it mentions 2 people in the household and does not mention 1) For a joint sponsor with 1 adult, 2 children in their household, they must earn money $27,450 BEFORE tax to be eligible to be a joint sponsor. It cannot be combined with the earnings of the petitioner in another household? Would you completely leave out the tax return and only attach recent payslips (if so, over how many months would you attach these payslips) Getting into a bit more details now. If the latest 2020 tax return showed they earned less but in fact this calendar year they would sufficiently earn enough, what would we attach to prove this? If we have a joint sponsor, do we still have to submit an affidavit of support from the petitioner if they earn below the threshold? And does the joint sponsor also need to attach a tax return and/or recent payslips, if so, how many payslips would suffice. All information is taken from this website https://www.uscis.gov/i-864p but we have also noticed the information from the HHS website is a lot different https://aspe.hhs.gov/2021-poverty-guidelines
  6. Merry Christmas members, A new USA travel advisory has been issued. With less than 72 hours until I'm due to leave the UK, the UK's foreign travel advice to the USA has just updated (08:51) https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/usa Delta/Virgin Atlantic have so far failed to provide any guidance regarding my travel itinerary. I'm in the process of exploring Heathrow Airport (Terminal) testing, via covidtesting.collinsonassistance.com Also, in comparing the GOV/Virgin Atlantic information, it seems that the PCR test is the only test accepted by both the US government and carrier. The issue with the terminal testing is that it is pre-security, and they seem to only offer/operate standard business hours, which won't sufficiently accommodate my AM departure time. As such, I'll be travelling to Heathrow to test tomorrow (26th), or Sunday (27th). My only outings in 2020, since my university went remote in February, have been visa based (medical&interview), so I've not yet been(or needed to be) tested. As always, grateful for any input/guidance. 🎄 ______________________________________________________________ I will update this thread with the Collinson Assistance / Heathrow (Terminal) testing process, once I am booked & tested, in the hopes it will be helpful to other members imminently travelling.
  7. We’ve received DQ email in November 9th, my wife is a nurse, and our visa is EB3, as in the London embassy website says to contact NVC to expedite if healthcare professionals, we requested twice and we’ve been denied saying that they cannot expedite because they’re doing by the list. We know that before October they were granted some expedite for healthcare professionals. So I would like to know if someone requested expedite after October and have been accepted. And if someone has the interview scheduled already, when have been DQ.
  8. Hi All! I'm new here so please forgive me if i haven't posted this in the right place. I tried to use tags? Anyway... I was hoping for some advice. I had my K1 interview 2 days ago (24th March 2021) at the London Consulate. The interviewer was a little stern however the questions were as expected. At the end of the interview they explicitly said to me "I have everything I need and I am going to approve your visa". No 221g was handed over or anything like that nor was there any indication that they needed more evidence. They took my passport and then proceeded to tell me how many working days I should wait for my visa. We even had a discussion at the end about COVID restrictions leaving the UK at the moment and how the visa packet should be more than enough evidence for travel out of the UK at the border since emmigrating is a valid reason for travel. Hence, all very positive discussion indicating visa issuance. This is why now I am confused. I checked my ceac status out of curiosity and I have been placed in "Advanced processing". I thought this was normal and something that happens whilst they are preparing your visa HOWEVER people who interviewed the same day as me have said their status is "issued" with some people having already received their visa in the post (yes 2 days after the interview)! These developments are now making me worried about my case. Did they change their mind or something after giving me the verbal approval? Is this something that can happen? I did some digging and found that some people go into AP because they have specific careers that show up on security checks but I am not qualified for any of those careers. I have a british passport and everything but I do have a muslim name....and I do like to travel a lot and in my travels have visited the middle east (dubai, a common tourist location). Is this the cause? I also saw however that by this point the security checks have already been done? Honestly I don't know what to make of this situation and was hoping if the experienced people here would be able to shed some light on this as I am getting anxious about it. ps my status has changed from immigrant visa to "non-immigrant visa" on the ceac which I did read was a good sign so thats something.
  9. Articles have been released on many news platforms today claiming that the USA could be added to the United Kingdoms "red travel list". https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/united-states-spain-quarantine-flights-hotel-red-list-b920250.html Essentially what this would mean is that anyone travelling from the USA into the UK would be required to quarantine for up to 11 days in a government listed hotel and pay £1750 for this or risk facing up to 10 years in prison. I made plans to travel and visit my husband in the USA during May this year but now I am very worried and came here to ask what everyone else is thinking about this, especially those of us living in the UK. Admittedly, I am extremely concerned about whether a decision will be made to add the USA to the red travel list. Apparently, a decision will be made this week.
  10. Hello, I apologize if I'm asking something that's clearly written on 20 posts, but I just want to confirm from people who have actually done this (rather than a lot of hypotheticals.) My wife received her CR1 interview letter today, interview scheduled for May 22, which is very exciting! We have done all the paperwork ourselves, no lawyer, and so far so good. All paperwork has been filled out with her new Married name. The only issue that we didn't notice until just now is that NVC has been referring to her as her Maiden name. I understand now (which I did not before) that the Green Card will be issued only to the name on the passport. So in my mind, here are the possible scenarios: A) Attend interview, hope to present/reference marriage certificate with new name, cross our fingers and hope they put married name on visa? or B) Attend interview content with the fact that they will use her maiden name and we will have to go through all the processes later to change it. **Issues with both of the above: I have read some people have visas denied due to mismatching last name/improper name change documentation. (Ours is a California-issued marriage certificate with the name change on it) or C) Apply for an expedited UK passport with new name which should arrive within a week (lots of time before interview), and take new and old passport to interview **Issue in my mind: New document the NVC had never seen, will this cause an issue that it doesn't match what we've submitted and the name they've been using for her? I hope I've thought this all through and if not, feel free to let me know what I've missed. I'd appreciate if anyone has successfully completed options A or C. We are getting so excited for this incredible milestone and for this process to be over. We don't want to screw it up at the last step. If I tell my wife "I don't know, I've never done this before either" again, she might just call off the whole process 😂 Thanks so much in advance! I wish I had been using this site from the very start of our process! -T
  11. [UPDATED] My fiancé(e) visa petition has been approved. Can I continue with the application process now? The Department of State suspended routine visa services worldwide in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As global conditions evolve, U.S. Embassies and Consulates are beginning a phased resumption of routine visa services. The resumption of routine visa services will occur on a post-by-post basis, in coordination with the Department’s Diplomacy Strong framework for safely returning our workforce to Department facilities. U.S. Embassies and Consulates have continued to provide emergency and mission-critical visa services since March and will continue to do so as they are able. As post-specific conditions improve, our missions will begin providing additional services, culminating eventually in a complete resumption of routine visa services. We are only able to process visas for spouses and minor children of U.S. citizens (IR-1, CR-1, IR-2 or CR-2). We are not currently able to issue or reissue any fiancé(e) (K-1) visas. This is why it is not possible for you to proceed with your visa application at this time. We are unable to provide a specific date for when the U.S. Embassy in London will resume K-1 visa services, or when the U.S. Embassy in London will return to processing at pre-COVID workload levels, but please be assured that we will resume K-1 visa services as soon as possible while complying with operational and travel regulations and restrictions. This is why we urge you to keep checking this website regularly for the latest information about the Embassy’s operating status and any further updates. If you were contacted with your case number and application instructions before March 20, 2020, you can use this time to collect the supporting documents that will be needed for your visa interview. However, you should not attempt to book a medical examination or visa interview date yet because it is not currently possible for K-1 visas to be processed or issued. Please continue to check this webpage as we will update it as soon as it is possible for you to resume the application process by booking a medical and a visa interview date. If your petition has been approved but you have not yet received your case number and application instructions, you will be contacted with that information when it is possible for your begin to the visa application process. You can check our website to help you prepare for the next steps and you can begin collecting the supporting documents you will need. However, you should not try to book a medical examination or visa interview yet. Please continue to check this webpage for updates. https://uk.usembassy.gov/information-for-nonimmigrant-visa-applicants-following-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak/#faq03
  12. Hi guys, I am compiling my i-130 application at the moment but had a few questions before I go ahead and submit. I am filing from the United Kingdom and have put my UK address at both my mailing address and my physical address. Does my mailing address have to be based in the US or can it be at my UK address? I'm filing online and trying to fill out my details which includes my phone number. I don't have a US phone number but the field only allows me to enter a phone number in the US phone number format (000) 000-0000. What should I do? Leave the field blank? I think that might be my only option. Help would be greatly appreciated. Really don't want to get this wrong and create delays in the process! Thanks
  13. Hi everyone, We are currently at the document upload stage of the DS-260 application. I, the applicant am a British Citizen who was born in India and moved to the United Kingdom before my 1st birthday. I have obtained a certified copy of my Birth Certificate from the Municipal authority in India - This document is bilingual (Punjabi & English). Would this bilingual Birth Certificate be accepted as supporting document and also accepted at my interview which will take place in the United Kingdom. Or, would I still require a translation? I've tried researching this but cannot find anything specific to UK requirements. Please see below extract from my Birth Certificate which shows both languages in use; Thanks in advance! Jas.
  14. Hi everyone, my first time posting here... I'm from the UK and married my American husband 9 months ago, we entered this relationship and marriage in good faith but our marriage is not working out at all, we are both really unhappy. The pandemic and 2020 have thrown a lot of heartaches our way with family sickness and job losses. I have a 2 year conditional green card (as of April 2020) and currently interviewing for jobs. If we separate and divorce, do I have to notify USCIS and leave the US immediately? I'm really heartbroken. Please share any helpful information if you can. Thank you
  15. Hi everyone, Do I still need the United Kingdom Police Certificate for my K1 visa interview at Malaysia Embassy? I was residing in the United Kingdom for a year for my Master's Degree. But I was flying back and froth from UK and the States, spending total of 6 months in the UK and 6 months in the US with my fiance during my Master's Degree. Does that still count as 1 year? Is it necessary for me to get the UK police certificate eventhough I am no longer staying in the United Kingdom, and I'm back living in Malaysia while waiting for my interview at US Embassy in Malaysia. The reason I want to double confirm if I need the UK police certificate it's because the price is very expensive, processing fee is £55 and shipping fee is £48. If anyone has or had similar situation as me and who has/had gone through the K1 visa process, would appreciate the advice.
  16. See what he said March 16 here https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-51917562 He will update daily Add useful news links and updates to this thread. https://www.nafsa.org/regulatory-information/covid-19-restrictions-us-visas-and-entry Track the numbers https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html?adumkts=social&utm_source=social&aduc=social&adum=external&aduca=social_trends&adusf=twitter&adut=6bfaa4e2-e71e-48e7-8e03-837cffef00b3&fbclid=IwAR314Ya0UbGMV47LJ5hPjRjuqEwQFPsrhPcZKWOhSaLInbj7jqTOBjDtlc4#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6 https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/ae5dda8f86814ae99dde905d2a9070ae
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