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  1. 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
  2. Hello All, My fiance went to school in the US. She graduated and used her OPT as a volunteer while applying for other positions. She went back to her own country recently. Does that OPT experience count as "Employment History" when filling out the I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiancé(e)? She technically was not paid, and there is little documentation of volunteer work outside the information she has to submit for her OPT. Any form of guidance or way to look at the question would be appreciated. Thanks, Matt
  3. sooo here we are again waiting yet again lol received approval 10/24/18, got case number 12/17/18, submitted documents and paid fees 12/21/18. NVC received everything 1/10/19, they emailed me stating I need to submit my 2017 tax and make sure it is with every page I guess soething was missing also I added my father as a household member to combine income so they needed me to submit 2017 w2 also and so I did they also need tax transcript but it seems IRS website has been down for sometime now and that's the only thing missing at this point. when I submitted my dads 2017 w2 I added a comment and wrote about the transcript and stated IRS website down etc. anyone have a similar issue where something was missing? or did anyone have something missing but they still scheudked interview? also how long after do they schedule interview? need some positive vibes please!!!!!!!!! 🙏
  4. I finally submitted our packet!! Let the countdown begin.⏳🕐 Anyone else submitted or planning to submit this month? Come over here!!
  5. Hi everyone. On Jan. 8th I had my interview at the US Consulate in Naples. I was told that we provided all the needed documents and that our case was approved 😍 The Consul said to expect my passport in the mail in few days. CEAC showed Application Received on the same day of the interview and the header changed to Non Immigrant. Startin from the day after the interview (Jan. 9th) CEAC shows ADMIN PROCESSING and it’s never been updated since then. Anyone has any idea on why my visa hasn’t been issued yet? Previous experiences with the Consulate in Italy show that it shouldn’t take more than 3 days to get the passport in the mail. I’m a little upset, I really thought I would have spent this weekend with my fiancé but no, I’m still stuck here in Italy 😢
  6. I’m US citizen Filed i130 for spouse in May, finally got Noa2 10/26/2018 now just waiting to see what happens next. Called NVC and they received petition but will not hear until 4-8 weeks just hoping others can share their timeline with dates and how long their process went and what to expect Thanks 😊😊😊
  7. Hello everyone! I was wondering if I could apply for a F-1 Visa while my I-130 is pending? How would the process be like? Would I have to go through AOS? Please help!
  8. Ric_123

    F2A - Montreal, Canada

    Just wondering if anyone received an interview letter recently for Montreal, Canada. The most up to date visa bulletin for F2A is Aug22, 16. I've hear Montreal moving really slow, just want to if thats true. Our PD is mid-Aug and we still haven't receive any interview letter yet. Any one wait in Canada? Or know something? Thanks!
  9. Hi everyone, I have been working on an approved O-1 petition for the last two years in the US. Came back to Sweden over the holidays for the first time since I got it approved and had my interview at the embassy. Still waiting on my passport back. Anyone in a similar situation? Status has been saying "Administrative Processing" with no updates since I was there (Dec 18th, 2017). Officer said it was approved and that I'd receive it within a week. Didn't receive any documents. Interview location: Stockholm, Sweden Visa: O-1 Interview Date: Dec 18th, 2017 Today's date: Jan 8th Any info would be greatly appreciated... Thanks!
  10. Can some explain to me what they mean by my spouse received status or benefits through other means? Our I-130 case on USCIS website says case was received still. Is this good news that my husband is approved and I’m waiting for the website to update our I-130 case?
  11. We are wondering if we need a joint sponsor, my husband and I live in chile he quit his 11 years job in 2017 to travel, we met in Chile and got married here, he has some assets in the USA and stocks but no actual salary income annually but he has a job contract for when we get back , is there some way to explain that or we will need a sponsor? we will appreciate your opinions, thanks.
  12. Hey guys, husband just received and completed the DS-5535 form through email today after the consulate received his passport/ document on 10/24. Can anyone share tips/ success stories after AP and DS-5535? Pleaseeeee tell me someone’s been issued a visa recently. I’m starting to freak out 😪😔😰😰 I’m praying to be patient 🤲☝️
  13. My husbands I601 has been approved. He received instructions from Ciudad Juarez just to send his updated medical/passport, he was not asked to have a second interview because it has been less than a year since his first interview. I just want to know how long will Ciudad Juarez take until they send his visa? Has anyone had the same experience? It has been a little over 5 business days and we are just anxious because holidays are coming and don’t really know what’s going to happen next.
  14. How to report someone who emigrated to US by fraud? I will tell some part. He emigrated in 2001, he had fake passport from another country because the country he is from was post war. He lied about him not being in war and said that he was a war refugee. That his parents are killed in war which they were not, his mother is still alive. Lied about being single even though he had wife and two kids. There are more but that is one part of it. How do I report it? I live in Bosnia and embassy here does not have email or non-automated phone.
  15. Background I am Canadian. My husband is American. My interview appointment was on Dec 18, 2018 at 8am. Before arriving, I made a binder with plastic sleeves and tabs of what is included in the pre-interview checklist. This was not as necessary for the officer as much it just helped me stay organized. My husband took me to Montreal and we drove up and made a trip out of it. I recommend driving up to the embassy the day before the interview to see where to park the day of and where to stand. The Appointment Day My appointment was at 8 am. We arrived at 7:04 am. We parked in parked in lot across building for $15/day early bird price. After 8am it is $18 for the whole day. It was hard to find parking if you have an appointment before 9:30 am because the streets need to be cleared from 8am-9:30am for city cleaning. One family arrived right when we did. Stood in line till 7:45 am. VJ bloggers said to stand on the side with the yellow columns but that didn't matter because the building security guard asked us to line up across the right side of the building. Once we were allowed in we were asked to go to the back of the line since we didn't have a 7:30am appmt and they wanted to prioritize the early ones. So we told everyone in line, if you have a 7:30am appmt move up. And then everyone was kind enough to let us stand in front of the 8am group since we were there early. When we went in, there was a lady who greeted us and asked us for our appointment time and our passports. She handed us a laminated document that indicated our call number and what we need to have ready for the officer. She asked out of the two who was the beneficiary and the petitioner. Then we went to security. The security guy asked us to place our items in the bin like at the airport. Did not have to take shoes off. You hand in ur phone and keys to the officer and get a ballot to pick it up when you leave the building. We went downstairs and waited like everyone else. Then an officer came and told us we r going up to floor 19 and when we arrive we will sit and wait for our number to be called. Our waiting began, it was 8am. When my number was called the lady just asked for all my documents to verify them and passport photos. Confirmed my Canadian address, phone number and then asked me the petitioners phone number and address. She took my finger prints. And then told me I am good to go and to sit and wait again and the officer will call my number for the interview. The lady officer called my number and I went up. She made me take an oath of honesty on the finger print scanner. She said you were born in Pakistan I said yes. Questions she asked me: How did you two meet? Who is the petitioner? What does your husband /petitioner do for work? Where does he live? How often do you get to see each other? What is your highest level of education? Have you ever been convicted of a crime? Does your husband cook or do you cook? (meant to be a trick question) Have you ever been denied entry to the US? How long have you ever stayed in the US? Have you ever stayed in the US longer than 6 months? Then all of a sudden she pulled out two sheets and said welcome to the US and that our immigration packet is now electronic so we don't take anything to the border. If you have travel plans and are worried about getting your passport back in time, do mention it to the officer. By 8:50 am, we were done. Side Notes: - Items I brought but; They did not even ask for the photocopies of the the original documents. They did not ask for a printed interview appointment letter. They did not ask for CEAC print outs. They did not ask to see petitioners photocopy. They DID ask to photocopy his W-2. They did not ask to see relationship evidence.
  16. Got my passport with the visa back today. To give everyone an idea or the waiting time post interview; Interview Date was Dec 18, 2018 My visa was issued on Thursday Dec 20, 2018. I got the notice of the tracking # and that package was picked up by Canada post on Thursday, Dec 27, 2018 (it sounds like a long time but, there was the weekend in between as well as Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing day, which were all weekdays, and offices r closed, so i lost 3 business days) The delivery date kept getting delayed, first it was Dec 28, 2018 and then changed to Dec 31, 2018. During both those days the status updates were very slow. Again, I had weekends and New Year's Holiday in the way. On Dec 31, 2018, I was getting concerned about my package since I had a flight booked for Jan 3, 2019, from before my interview date. So, I called Canada Post customer service, created a service ticket and talked to the supervisor about my situation. She put the package on high priority got on its case. I was still stressed because the tracking service was not updating and it was at huge Gateway distribution centre since Dec 30, 2018, and with all the back log due to the strike i was concerned on delivery delays. I called back on Jan 2, 2018 to talk to the supervisor again, and I was gonna ask if I can go pick it up myself (Ur still not allowed to), but then she said, I have good news, your package has arrived in your city as of this morning and should be at the post office for pick up at 11am. I was so happy, so much stress during this past week. As an overview, XpressPost is 2-5 business days Excluding all the interruptions (holidays), my package did arrive in that time frame. It may be beneficial to speak to a supervisor to expedite ur process if u have a flight booked from b4. So happy now to be going and seeing my husband. New Year, new chapter! All the best to everyone!
  17. Is it possible to move our visa interview to another embassy (in another country)? It's looking like we're going to have a long an uncertain wait at the embassy in Moscow. We've paid the visa fee and prepared all documents, but we're still waiting to be assigned an interview date. The Moscow embassy site doesn't show any dates available to choose from, and some people have been reporting waiting more than a month. Looking at the immigration timelines page, it seems like no Russian applicants have been reported interview dates at all for the last few months. Could the medical exam still be performed in Russia? Is there a limitation to what countries we can transfer our case to, if any? What would be the expected wait if we asked the NVC to transfer our case? I don't expect I'll be seeing my interview fee again if we do decide to move to another embassy. Thanks for and answers and advice! -Matt
  18. Hey, I’m from Pakistan. And I just heard that Pakistan has been added to USA blacklist for religious freedom violations. It’s been more than year and I’m waiting for my visa which has applied under f2A by my husband who’s LPR. There’s going to be any issue in getting visa from Pakistan? So worried ! Please help. And other issue is that my husband’s green card has been expired month ago. Can he come to visit me? While applying for citizenship. What’s the process? TYI.
  19. Hey everyone, my case is filed under F2A by my husband who’s LPR. I need to know one thing and I’m curious about it. My PD is June 30th’ 2017. And as what I’m just seeing the Vb is getting slower! I just thought that I’ll get my visa in 2 years or a little more. But today I just tried an estimator it says “oct’19”. What do you guys think? How much it’ll take to get a visa? I’m not in States. Lmk! TYI
  20. Hi everyone! I'm waaaaay far off from getting my I-130 approved but I was just curious about the prices for the NVC process because I know it'll be quite expensive. How much in total would it be throughout the entire process as of now? I wanted to know in advance so I can prepare for it in the future and that my hubby and I wouldn't be struggling :') I pray everyone is doing well and that your processes will be quick! Have faith everyone❤️
  21. Nice_Try_Einstein

    DACA to K1 Visa

    Hey Guys, I am planning to marry my long time girlfriend and she has DACA while I am a US citizen. She entered US without inspection and had DACA before she turned 18 -- renewed ever two years without lapse (0 Days for unlawful presence). Since DACA might be killed soon by the supreme court, we were thinking of starting her green card process. Her DACA expires in 1.5 years so we do have some time before she is out of status. What would be the best/fastest option for her to obtain a green card? We would like to minimize her stay outside of US as she is currently in the Medical school. I heard K1 visa is an option. Am I allowed to file her K1 while she is in the US and fly back to home country for the interview? Any other option? Thank you so much for your help!!!
  22. I came to US with K-1 fiancée visa. I have been waiting for a green card interview since July 2017 and my 1-year Advance Parole and Employment Authorization document is expiring this August ( 2018 ). I need to renew my combination card just in case. My question is - what is my Class of Admission now? Is it still K-1 with what I entered with?
  23. Sorry if this is a silly question but my fiancé and I received our NOA2 approval just over a month ago, and from what I read I assumed the next step would be a letter from the US embassy through my door here in the UK, but nothing yet. They definitely have the right address. Should we/could we call and chase it up yet? Where do we call, the Embassy or somewhere in the US? Also, I don't live near London but my fiancé is arriving at Heathrow to visit for Christmas. I'm wondering whether I can call and schedule my medical for the same time I have to drive down there to pick her up, to kill two birds with one stone. Can I do this even though I haven't received anything from the embassy yet? We have our case number that I used to submit my DS-160 form, is that all I will need?
  24. Hey all. I’m wondering if anyone can tell me what the expected processing time for an RFE is right now? K1 visa at the California center We got an RFE for the smallest thing a few weeks ago, and they received the evidence back on December 1st. Thank you for any help and advice...
  25. CamilaRemolina

    Paying Passport in the Dominican Republic

    My husband will be applying for a passport for the first time next week as we wait for the NOA2. (I filed a petition for him back at the end of July/beginning on August). We are a bit confused as too how we pay for the passport. We are seeing that he has to pay it at BanReservas first and then show proof of payment. Also, we are going to pay the extra mil pesos to expedite it and get it the same day to save us trips. Can someone please clarify this BanReservas thing? Hopefully my question in clear, but if not kindly ask away. This is the link where I got my info from: https://www.pasaportes.gob.do/index.php/servicios-s/solicitudes-nuevas/item/233-solicitud-de-pasaporte-para-adultos-dominicanos-por-nacimiento Please and thank you.
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