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  1. Hi everybody, I apologise if there is a topic regarding this already, I wasn't able to find it. My wife and I submitted the I-130 in May 2019, and we finally got an update 2 weeks ago. However, it does not say if the petition was approved or not, it says "Case was received at my local office". I would be grateful if someone could tell me what exactly this means. It has been like that since March 16th without further updates or notifications. Thank you in advance for your time and assistance. Kaleigh and Dominik
  2. Do we know if the i130 petitions (spousal visa, etc.) are still being processed? It sounds like only interviews have been cancelled, but am I correct in thinking that they are still doing paperwork for the ones that haven't been approved yet?
  3. Hi everyone! As we all know, everything has been stuck in the process. Very unfortunate times for us who almost had our interviews. But maybe there's a reason behind this? All we can do is wait. Anyways, I was thinking about my medical exam results. If this situation really worsens, I am worried my results would "expire" as it is only valid for 6 months. I took it this March so that would be September. Maybe a bit far but from what my husband and relatives are telling me about the situation there, I'm thinking for the worst. So here. If I do get my visa, given I can have my interview maybe late May or June (which is what's feasible here in the Philippines for now), the visa expiry wouldn't matter right? I would still need to enter the US before my medical expiry date? Any input would help. Thank you!
  4. Hey guys. My sis was issued a Cr1 visa after almost 5 months in Administrative Processing so she has only 30 days untill her visa expires. What happens if she can’t enter the US with in expiry date due to all the restrictions by counties and airlines? Will she have to apply the visa again? I mean the whole process? Please tell me anyone experience anything like this?
  5. Hi Friends, So my fiance was given a white 221g with administrative processing marked on it. His passport was also kept. I emailed the Islamabad embassy asking them why he wasnt issued a visa. I got a reply back from them today. This is the reply:Dear Sir/Madam, Our records indicate that this case is in its final review. Please feel free to check back with our office after four weeks. So guys should i consider this a good sign? They didnt write the usual its in AP so just wait for it response. Plz give any feedback you guys might have!
  6. Hello! just wanted to update anyone with a expedite request approved......my husbands expedite was approved on 3/17/2020 the day before the embassy closed, I thought we wouldn’t hear anything from the consult until the reopened but today I received a call to schedule our interview! They have appointments as soon as the first week of April. The agent stated that expedites are being worked on during the shut down as they are considered emergency cases!
  7. Hello VJ members! I'm debating (not really a debate though) on when and who I should reach out too in regards to our K-1 visa process. Our case has left the NVC and when we tracked the case it said 'Ready' which I assumed meant the Embassy will be sending us the packets with further information including an interview date. However, due to COVOD-19 the embassy is closed and is postponing visa interview appointments. Though my fiance and I were not given one yet I'm trying to figure out what steps should I take. Because I know the moment the embassy opens again the interviews will be backed up and we still need to finish some paperwork such as DS-160 because we weren't given the packets yet. The issus is the NOA2 has an expiration date and my fiance still has school to finish. I'm worried 4 months might not be enough and the NOA2 can only extended once. Does anyone know or who (USCIS, or Embassy) should I contact in regards to what steps to take. I feel like everyone in the K-1 process that is at the same stage as our case should be given some sort of accommodation? All cases I feel, that are either at the interview point or near NOA2 expiration should be given accommodation since most, maybe all embassies will be backed up. How long should I wait before I reach out? A month before the NOA2 expires? I'm worried to ask for an extension and this COVID-19 epidemic still hasn't settled and I don't wanna risk losing everything and having the fear of having to start alll over..... Any advice would be help.
  8. Hello All! I am new to this forum and have read so much helpful information from all! I wanted to ask for your advice on my current situation. Here is our story: I am a US Citizen from New York City (29 years old, Colombian-American, professional). My husband is a Colombian Citizen from the capital, Bogotá (31 year old, professional). We met and fell in love early last year and I decided to move to Colombia in May, after my husband was denied a Tourist Visa in April to come to the US. We decided to try for the tourist visa AGAIN while we lived abroad together. So, I worked remotely from May-November and in November he was denied ONCE AGAIN of a Tourist Visa! They claimed the reason behind this was that the visas were scarce and they suspected he would want to stay in the US (he has a 12 year old daughter in Colombia and didn't request to travel with her). After this, I traveled back to NY between November 2019-January 2020 and then returned to Colombia on January 3, 2020. We married on March 2, 2020 (civil ceremony) and we FINALLY applied for the I-130 on March 10, 2020! Now, unfortunatey, I traveled back home a few days ago (the 18th) because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and had to leave my husband behind in Colombia. Obviously, we are aware that this visa process will be a VERY long process, and we are trying to find some kind of a solution to expedite this, if possible. 😓 I really cannot afford to live in Colombia for another year, and have planned to just keep visiting my husband every few months. What would you all recommend for our experience? Do you all think perhaps my husband could travel to visit me in the US (perhaps with a special permission or a tourist visa)? Thank you for reading!!! Geraldine 🙂
  9. I understand that the Embassy is closed for routine visa processing, but does anyone know if that includes the visas that where approved for expedite? since it is considered a emergency.
  10. My expedite was approved & sent to the embassy on 3/17/2020. Does anyone have a idea about how long does it take for embassy to contact me for the interview?
  11. S' vremena na vreme VisaJourney odradi "ciscenje servera" i zatvori velike teme. S' obzirom da nama treba prostor za stare i nove clanove, evo ovde mozemo da nastavimo sa pricom i savetima o procesu dobijanja viza za USA. Na linku ispod mozete naci stari topic koji je zatvoren za komentare ali je pun dobrih saveta. Dobrodosli <3
  12. Hello two years ago my wife apply for a tourist visa at the us embassy to come to the US but got deny twice would I answer yes on the third question. Asking refuse a visa?
  13. Hello everyone, I am writing about my issue hoping if someone who has gone through the same issue could help me understand this. I had my interview on 25th feb at Mumbai India US consulate for CR1 visa and was approved the same day the ceac status was updated to 'issued' and the passport was dispatched but for some reason it was recalled on the same day it was dispatched by the consulate and my passport status was changed as 'return to the post' while the visa still remained issued last updated 28th Feb. I had tried contacting the support center but always received same answer your visa is issued it's in final processing. Both on call and in the email replies. Today as I am writing it's been more than 12 day post interview but still haven't received my passport getting worried
  14. Hey we are having our interview in a week. What are the questions we are asked ? also i dont have sponsor original documents except the aos form Is that ok?
  15. Does anyone have any idea if entry into the U.S. will be allowed on a K1 Visa? The travel ban states that only U.S. permanent residents or immediate family members will be allowed in, and I know a fiance on K1 is technically not an immediate relative yet. However, I have heard a couple cases on WeChat of Chinese fiances being let in at the airport with their K1 Visa in the last few days. We are living in Guangdong together right now, and want to get the hell out, but we don't want to spend all that money, travel all that way, and then have her be denied at the border and sent back to China. Anyone have any insights to share? It would be greatly appreciated.
  16. Hey, all my documents accepted today but still I received this email and message from NVC, that my husband doesn’t meet the minimum requirement of poverty guideline. What should I do can anyone pls suggest? Do we need to wait for IL? Or we need to upload joint sponsor as soon as possible. We don’t have any joint sponsor right now, we have to find and then collect all his documents first then we’ll upload everything which will take a lot of time. So just to avoid delay, i was thinking to bring it along with me, to the interview? Am I still going to receive IL? Or do I need to upload it first. If anyone been there, and got through this situation pls guide me!! People literally freaking me out, telling about the AP and stuff. Pls help!!
  17. I recently submitted all my documents to NVC and upon submitting these documents I realized that I had pages 8-10 twice in my police report replacing pages 5-6, which will be a obvious rejection once reviewed. I’m just trying to forecast how long it will take for them to review my documents once I uploaded the correct version ?
  18. I finally submitted our packet!! Let the countdown begin.⏳🕐 Anyone else submitted or planning to submit this month? Come over here!!
  19. Hi. My case is under process currently. We will submit the DS-260 in a day. My category is f4. My uncle who sponsored (petitioner) me and my family is currently sponsoring someone else also who's case is in under process. So in this consequence I want to add a new joint sponsor. I want my other uncle to be added as a joint sponsor. The thing is that he also sponsored one of my cousin but my cousin's case is completed now. Can my other uncle be a joint sponsor now? And what is the whole process of adding a new joint sponsor? Only I have to update on the CEAC portal and upload the I-864 form? Or is there anything else in this process?
  20. I have a friend who’s mother became a Canadian Permanent Resident through marriage. He submitted a request for a Canadian Tourist Visa to go see her. However, it was denied. When he submitted the Tourist Visa application, he had a certified invitation letter plus proof of a job and funds to pay the trip. He’s 23 years old at the time, still has a stable job and funds to afford the process and travel. He would like to apply once more, what are your recommendations? Btw, he’s applying from the Dominican Republic, which means that there isn’t a Consulate. The application package goes to a Mexico Centre.
  21. Hi there! My boyfriend (US Citizen) and I (Australian Citizen) have been together for nearly 5 years, doing long distance and are ready to close the gap. I’m currently visiting the US for just over 3 weeks, we’re trying to figure out our next move. Two areas I’d like advice on: 1) which visa would be the best route - K-1 or CR-1? 2) if CR-1, since I’m currently visiting the US and going back to Australia, would it be possible (and legal) for us to get married now? Then apply for CR-1 when I get back to Australia? I took time off work to come visit, as well as family in home country. Background: - We met online mid 2015, have visited each other multiple times since 2016. He came and lived in Australia with me on a Work Holiday visa May 2018 - May 2019. I’d like to ultimately live in the US with him. We’ve been planning on getting married, but have been confused which visa would be best. I’ve been leaning towards the CR-1, as it is the least restricting on me. But of course that means we’d have to get married before filing for it. Thanks in advance for the help!
  22. My husband had his visa interview in Barbados on January 15. On the checklist it says we need 2018 taxes or IRS transcripts. 2018 tax was the first thing available so I put that in the package for them to review at the interview. At the end they now said I need IRS transcripts. I felt frustrated because it said either or on the checklist. Nonetheless, I sent over my IRS transcripts the very next day and their response was: "The next step is that the consular officer will review the entire case and make a determination. We will communicate with the applicant once we have further instructions. We cannot say whether or not the visa will be ready within your time frame. Considering that the embassy will be closed Monday and Tuesday, processing will be delayed. Then there is the factor of getting the passport to us and getting it back to the applicant". I don't Understand why the entire case needs to be reviewed if that's the point of the interview and if we was only missing one paper why is it taking over a month to reviewed. I honestly didn't think I would be waiting so long after the interview.. I was so excited to get the interview date because I told my self the end is finally near. I also email again on January 30th and their response was "Once the consular officer reviews the case, we will provide an update". I don't know what to do at this point, and waiting is just so frustrating.
  23. My fiancee and I got married within 90 days of her entering on the K-1 Visa but it says in her passport that the visa expires tomorrow. We have not filed the AOS papers yet because of financial issues. Is she going to be deported or something??? I read different things on every website I look at. What do we have to do now that we are past the K-1 date? Which forms do we need to fill out exactly? Please help. Thanks, J & G
  24. hi everyone I filled my grandson form ds 260 and I all fill the form but when I click submit button I cant clik I mean form is not submit can anyone tell what is problem ?
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