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  1. Hello. This is probably a long shot, but the information for the only TWO doctors they'll accept hasnt been updated since 2018, before covid. I'm wondering if theres anyone out there who recently (2020 and newer) had a Visa Medical in Ecuador as we want up to date contacts so we wont he stuck when the time comes.
  2. I had my state senator reach out to uscis last month and they recently sent me the below update. Does this mean anything? Hi Wendy, Thank you for your inquiry on behalf of your constituent, ______, regarding the I-129F petition, filed with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). I am able to confirm that your constituent’s Form I-129F petition (receipt number (removed)) is assigned to an officer and undergoing review. While we are unable to project a specific date a decision will be rendered in his/her case, new correspondence can be expected shortly. Please advise your constituent that he can remain updated on the adjudication of his case by entering the receipt number in the "Check Your Case Status" portal, located on our website at www.uscis.gov. If you wish to follow-up to a Service Center response, please do so by submitting a new inquiry via the OLA Web Portal or, if unable to submit via the portal.
  3. 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!
  4. is there anyway to predict the outcome of our visa interview in Taiwan, about how fast we'll receive the visa to the US? Does it matter the time if I plan out the time for 2023 or it just doesn't matter? Too hard to predict? If you're in Taiwan and you've been through the process, how fast does the process take on average?
  5. Hello everyone . My husbnd and I are planning to live in his home country while we wait for his cr1 visa process ( we didn't apply yet ) We already are married thru utah state zoom marriage . I wanna go back with him to america when he gets his visa . i just wanna be with him rn. Is me living outside the us with him is gonna affect the process in anyway ? Did anybody went thru similar situation ? What should we take under consideration if we gonna do that ? Any advice ?
  6. Hi Everyone, I have applied for J1-waiver on second week of January, 2022. Documents were received by DoS, Washington on March 30th 2022 as shown on https://j1visawaiverstatus.state.gov Since then there is no update about NOS. I confirmed with Indian Embassy Washington and they emailed my final No Objection statement to wrd-nos@state.gov on Feb 1st, 2022 and I have also received a copy. Even, I mailed a copy of the NOS on May 27th 2022. Today the Indian Embassy Washington again emailed my NOS to WRD. But, still my case status is pending and I don't see the NOS item on my portal. My J1 status is expiring on Jun 15th, 2022 and I am getting worried. Any ideas how to confirm about whether DOS has received the NOS or not? and approximately how long would the waiver approval process take and any way to expedite this process? Is there any other to extend my status as my waiver is pending? Thanks
  7. I'm honestly is at a loss. A bit over 2 years ago me and my ex husband applied for an adjustment of status. While waiting my husband started changing and started to abuse me mentaly and in the end physically. I had to get out before who knows what would have happen. I sent in my application for VAWA just a day ago but today I got my letter for my interview. But this interview is for me and my ex husband. I don't know who to contact or what to do. Please, help me
  8. Hello. Do you have any idea how long the Auckland consulate is taking to issue employment-based immigrant visas? We had our interview nearly 5 weeks ago (EB visa) and they still have not processed the visa nor returned our passports. Every time I check with them they just say its still being processed and can't give me a timeline of how long that will take. No administrative processing or 221g forms received. Any idea what's going on there?
  9. Hi all, Happy New Year. I hope everyone is coping ok in the current world situation. I am new to the forum and after reading through the guides, old topics and official sites, I wish to seek preliminary advice on personal situation regarding US work visas. (Note I am aware of the executive bans still in place). Apologies in advance if there is a resource which I have missed or if I have not followed etiquette. My situation is as follows: - I am a New Zealand citizen living in New Zealand, with a US partner (not married/no children) who is currently based in the US (Rocky Mountain states). - I am seeking a way to join her in the US, at this stage this would not be permanently, as we have future plans to potentially reside in New Zealand as well (but one thing at a time!). - Based on my research, the only way for me to do this (outside of lottery and/or fiance visas) is via a work visa. This is beyond the 90 day tourist visa. - The intention is therefore to live and work in the US on a temporary <24 month basis. I guess this would almost be equivalent of a work holiday visa, which the US does not have. - I have sought advice from the US Consulate in my city, as it has been difficult to find any sort of immigration lawyer who knows about US processes. Work Visa: Based on the information available on the US Visa official website, I am unsure as to whether I fall into the category of temporary worker (H-1B/H-2B), or skilled/professional permanent (EB2/3). - I have a First Class post-graduate degree in History from a university which ranks roughly 55-85 on most global annual ratings. Equivalent to 4 year US degree I believe, though it is our equivalent of 'Grad School'. - I have 6 years work experience in NZ and 1 year in the UK in Banking/Finance roles. These were business/commercial analyst roles, then also lending/credit risk roles. - The H-1B visa doesn't specify what type of areas might be included. Research on other websites suggests that Finance is included. - However, I do not believe that I would fall under this classification in terms of being in a specialty occupation in which there is a shortage of US workers, nor is there anything specifically exceptional about my experience to date. - Additionally they might find fault with History > Banking in terms of my education and career path, though I hold other smaller Finance related professional qualifications needed for my roles. - H-2B (Non-Agri) appears as though they are more about seasonal roles, rather than a short term (<24 month) contract role for a professional. - EB2 or EB3 - these appear to be permanent immigration visas with intention to reside long term. I have the degree and experience for EB2, but not in an extraordinary/exceptional/shortage way. I also wonder whether my degree and career path will also be an issue (i.e not as clear cut as Law Degree > Lawyer for 5 years). - My impression is that EB3 is the one which would match my skills and experience, having a degree and 6-7 years experience. - However, from what I understand these are very difficult visas to obtain, as I would have to job hunt in the US, find a sponsor willing to go through the process to employ me, and then I would face an extended wait time (potentially over 12 months), which makes things difficult to plan. Based on the above, I was wondering if any of the experienced posters here would be able to provide advice on my options, correct anything that I have wrong and provide any further insight/guidance which may assist. I apologise once again if the above is rudimentary in nature. Thanks in advance.
  10. Hello.. I am a British national and father to a 1 year old with American citizenship. The babies mom is an American citizen, we are not married, nor planning on doing so. We currently all live in Vietnam but are considering taking the baby to the US to be closer to the moms family etc. As a British national and non US citizen, what are my options on going to the US to help my son grow up? Any/all help appreciated.. thank you
  11. I hope this is the correct forum to ask the question and get some advice! I recently moved back to the us after living abroad for six years, I have been in a relationship with my Korean boyfriend and lived together for the past 3 years. I recently moved back to the us and he came with me on an esta vida to visit. Originally, our plan was to just have him visit and then we would do the k-1 fiance visa application, but after the controversy with roe v Wade, I didn't want to risk how it could affect same sex marriage. So we decided to get married before he leaves in two weeks. Is this fine and what kind of issues could this path to marriage/green card cause? Does anyone have any advice on the steps we should take or have experience in a similar situation? Thank you for any advice!
  12. Hello, My spouse and I are in the process of putting together our proof of BF marriage document and we are planning to include chat messages, call logs and screenshots of video calls. We are planning on having 6 sections in the document: Section 1. Screenshots of video calls, chat messages, and call logs before our first meeting Section 2. Photographs of our first in person meeting with the passport stamps Section 3. Screenshots of video calls, chat messages, and call logs after our first meeting Section 4. Photographs and passport stamps from our second meeting Section 5. Screenshots of video calls, chat messages, and call logs after our second meeting. After that, we will each include a paragraph explaining how we met and how our relationship developed. We also are going to include a affidavit from a long time friend confirming the legitimacy of our relationship and a bank statement and insurance statement showing we have co-mingled our finances. I wanted to ask and get information about how much should we include in Section 1 because we didn't meet for over one and a half years because of Covid. How many screenshots of messages should we include over the one and a half year period before our first meeting? How many should we include after our first and second meetings? We were also thinking of including around 12 pictures for both of our in person meetings, including our wedding pictures. Does this sound like enough evidence/photos? If anyone should have any feedback or advice on how we should structure the proof of BF marriage document, it would be very appreciated. Thanks in advance!
  13. My parents are divorced and soon my father wants to apply for tourists visas for him and my two siblings who are under 18 (I am over 18 i am aware i have to do the application on my own). As a result of the divorce (which happened in 2016) he was granted full custody of me, and my mother got custody of my two siblings. However, they spend most of their time with my dad and I and even live at our house since my mother is always 'busy'. My question is, what type of documentation would he need to provide regarding the divorce. If he applies for tourist visas for my younger sibling would he need some sort of letter from my mother giving her permission for this to happen? Would he need to carry his divorce papers? Any information would be appreciated, thank you.
  14. I had one question related to my case status I had received interview letter a week ago In the letter, name of all 5 members are included to attend interview. But when i check nvc case status it shows only 4 serial case number who are ready for interview Pls help me what i can do ??
  15. Thanks for reading my post. I will try to be brief, so we submitted our I-129F For K1 Visa back on November 2021, few days later got the online notification that case was recieved and also the payment, all good here and we knew the waiting game was starting. In March 2022 , got an update on the online tool for tracking which said that "Document Was Returned to USCIS" telling us that some document was tried to be mailed to us but was "undeliverable" , after this I used a tool of USCIS to file an inquiry with the issue and then added a new addres for the document to be mailed again, they responded some weeks later with an email telling me that they got the inquiry and that the document was gonna be mailed again, but its been more than a month and we havent gotten the letter which we assume is NOA1 , and also on the online tool for tracking, the status is still in "Document Was Returned to USCIS" . My question is: What should we do? just wait till the letter gets to us? is it normal that its been more than a month and hasnt arrived? or should i contact them again?. Timelines: Filing and mailing I-129F with Payment : November 11 ,2021 Case recieved : November 17 ,2021 Document sent by USCIS: November 19, 2021 Notification of undelivarable : March 14, 2022 Me submitting the inquiry : March 31, 2022 USCIS reply to inquiry saying will try to deliver again: April 18, 2022
  16. Hi. This question is for a friend going through this process. She’s asking about these questions in the i-130 form (i don’t remember filing them out when i applied) Does she need to fill them out?
  17. Dear Friends, Me and my wife are Nepalese citizen and holds Nepalese passport. We were in USA for 4 years and had a child, who is an American citizen and holds American Passport. We came to Nepal recently and had to get 90 days tourist visa for our child at TIA. We are planning to stay longer in Nepal due to some family Emmergency. Is there any process to get long term multiple entry Nepal visa for my child? If you are familiar with any such process, please do share the details. Your help is much appreciated. thanks
  18. My name is Parth, My student visa expired on Jan 09, 2022 after I applied for green card. My Biometric is done but no EAD yet, I have only I797C notice that USCIS recived my application. My Indian passport will expire on June 18, 2022. Can I renew my passport from VFSGlobal in NY?
  19. Hello everyone, Today I have a complicated case and I need your advice in what should I do. I'm Iraqi citizen, I left Iraq years ago to Ukraine because my family worked with the U.S and allies in Iraq and we got threatened because of that. I have an immigration case on USRAP p2 program since 2017 and still waiting for interviews. I used to live in Ukraine on a student temporary resident permit. After the war I evacuated from Ukraine to Germany but my P2 case is on IOM Eurasia which is based in Kyiv Ukraine, I tried to contact them many many times by phone and email but nothing happened. I contacted the German office but they said they cannot help me. A congressman contacted them and they responded about my case that they put all Iraqis P2 cases on hold and they're processing only Ukrainians at this time. (I don't expect much from the USRAP anymore, I mean I'm waiting since 2017!) I'm really lost right now and Germany immigration office told me I have until May 23 . I need your help what should I do, which visa can I apply for? I cannot go back to Iraq, and I cannot go back to Ukraine. I'm Iraqi passport holder and I have Ukrainian temporary student resident permit. Thanks
  20. Please answer my question. Can someone sponsor more than 7 people? I have a joint sponsor (she make more than 60k yealry), but she is already sponsoring 7 other people. She makes more than enough to sponsor those people, but I'm worried about the NVC not accepting her as a joint sponsor for my case, since she is already sponsoring so many other people. My last year income was very very bad and I have been claimed too. But this year I will be making approximately 40,000. Any suggestions what would the NVC do to my case? Should I look for another joint sponsor or my current joint sponor is fine? I think we will get an interview date very soon.
  21. I had my interview on 14th Jan and was given 221g. On 25th I received an email to submit additional document for processing. I submitted the documents on 28th Feb. Its almost 6 weeks now and I haven’t received any updates on my case. I was on vacation for 3 weeks and I am stuck here for almost 3 months now. Can I apply for B2 visa and go to USA to settle my things (apartment, car , etc) and come back? What are the chances of visa approval with this admin processing going on? I am paying rent even though I am not staying and no salary. It’s very tuff situation. Are the consulate really overwhelmed or just creating nuisance for IT folks from Indian subcontinent?? Any suggestions is highly appreciated. thanks
  22. Please does anyone have an idea of the duration for children of a permanent resident I130 will be approved. Her kids are four children in total and 2 are below 21 years of age and unmarried and 2 children just over 21 unmarried. And with their approval all come together if they were all filed the same time.
  23. Hello! I have been approved for expedited processing for my k1 fiance visa for my Ukrainian fiance on March 8th(still waiting for decision) and am looking towards the NVC process and later. I have been reading the the designated embassy abroad is Frankfurt, but the wait times just for the medical exam have ballooned to over 2 months. I am desperately looking for an alternative embassy in the Schengen Zone which i could forward our application to with a smaller wait time. I am currently in Poland with her and have a limited time i can stay without a visa. Thank you!
  24. Hi, I’m Td holder( Dependent of Tn visa holder) but I’m not Mexican or Canadian citizen! I sent my application to extended my visa (through the Uscis) like 7 months ago and still no response, just did the Biometric like 5 months ago! Is there anyone is here like me? How long does it take ?
  25. Hi guys, I had my IR2 visa interview on 4th of November 2019, and I would like to share my experience. I searched through the internet and I could find only two experiences for IR2 for children who are close to 20 years old (have mentioned the links below). Hope this post might help someone in the future. First I'll dive into the actual interview day directly, following I'll share a brief paragraphs about Medical, Biometrics and other stuffs if any. Interview Time: 7:15 AM. Went to the consulate around 6:45 AM in Formal dress, and were waiting opposite to the consulate. Then they called applicants with 7:15 AM interview and formed a queue outside, where an Indian guy/officer checked for the Interview Email Printout from NVC, DS260 with a stamp from our Biometrics and our passport. Then there'll be a screening process like in the Airport. I just took my Wallet and other files. Electronic and food items are prohibited, and they have a locker for the electronic items if you bring any (I believe that you have to pay some amount for this). I then arrived to the place where the interview takes place. Few Indian officers will instruct you to take specific documents in the language you are comfortable with. The documents they asked to takeout from us are: Passport, Birth & Police Clearance Certificate - Copy and Original DS260 with a stamp from our Biometric interview Two 50x50 White Background Photographs Sealed Medical Envelope. Then we get a token number according to the language we choose. There were 15 counters and the officers in the counters call up the token numbers on a First come First serve basis. An Indian officer will be present for this initial calling from the counter. He asked me to hand over the documents which was mentioned above and asked the following questions after greeting him with a Good Morning: Who's calling you (Who's you petitioner)? When's your birthdate? Have you been to USA? Have you been outside India? (Answered him with the places I have been) How long have you been in those places? (Answered him: "A week each") He then returned the Xerox copies of the documents and kept the original, and said that an US officer will be calling you for the next interview(with the same token number). This should be around 730 I guess (Didn't carry my watch inside) For the interview of US officer, what I noted was they called in specific categories to a specific counter. And for the US officer interview there were only three counters active. One counter was processing Parents Visa(IR5), another was IR1/CR1 and another was processing group people (where father and kid comes together). I kept on waiting till my number was called upon (I was sleepy too as I had only 4 hrs of sleep and have to just stare at the closed counter in front of you :P). Finally around 11 AM, my number was called. Greeted him with a Good Morning. Asked me to raise my hand and took an oath saying that the information I provide today is true, then you’ll be asked to provide fingerprints here too. Then he proceeded with the following questions: Who’s is petitioning you? (He didn’t get my answer, hence asked it twice) How old are you? (Answered 22) Are you married? Have you applied or denied for a US Visa before? How did your father go to US? (Answered: Through employment) What did he do? (Answered with the title of his occupation) Did he go on a H1B? (Answered: Yes he went on a H1B, then got his Green card and then through naturalisation he got his citizenship) He was looking into his computer in between the questions and it took around 5 min for the entire interview Then he said the golden words “Your Visa is approved”! And gave the originals back and a sheet saying the next steps which was basically on how to pay the Green card fee (This should be paid before you enter US) He didn’t ask me any other documents, but I took the following documents which was present in the checklist (https://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/Supplemental/appt%20letter_checklist%20for%20interview.pdf & https://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/Supplemental/BMB - Bombay.pdf): Affidavit of Support Tax Documents: Federal and W2 for last 3 years Pictures & Chat logs with my Dad Proof of US Domicile of my Dad PayStubs and Employment Letter of my Dad, Notarised document from my mother saying that she is okay with myself immigrating to US with my Dad (I am not sure if these is a compulsory doc, just in case if they ask I took, since my Mom will not be travelling with me to US) Other things which I carried is copies of my siblings and Mom’s VISA and Passport Copy, Dad’s driving license copy Few tips from people were: Read the DS260 answers well, be confident and truthful in your replies, answer strictly to the question and not give extra unnecessary replies. I had chosen pickup option for Passport, and it was available for Pickup at Chennai 3 days after the Interview. Medical process: I did my medical at Apollo Chennai. The base fee was around 15k with 5k extra for required vaccinations.Take: 6 50x50 White Background photographs Interview Email Printout Passport Original and Copy and DS-260 A report(original and copy) from a Doctor listing the vaccines you have taken from your birth until now. Initially, you’ll be giving your blood sample, then Vision and other general checkups will be done. You’ll be taking a Chest X-Ray then. Finally, a doctor will examine you and ask necessary questions and choose the vaccinations you must take. Then you’ll be taking the vaccinations. During the examination by the doctor, she’ll be entering the information you provide into the computer, make sure that the information is correct like dates and spelling. You can pick up the report the next day evening before 5. In case if they find any abnormality in the tests, they’ll call you else you can assume that you have passed the medical test. They’ll return the report sealed which you’ll be taking to the interview, then a sheet mentioning the vaccination’s you have taken and the ones you have to take in future and the a X-Ray disk (2 and 3 are not required for interview). Had my appointment at 9 am, the entire process got over close to 1pm. Biometrics process: I had my Biometrics at Chennai VAC, Kodambakkam 830 AM. Documents required: Passport, Biometrics Appointment Letter, DS-260. (In addition I also took the Visa Interview Email printout). You’ll be screened first. Avoid taking mobile phones. They’ll stick a couple of barcode stickers onto your passport. Don’t remove this. Then you’ll be called upon based on your token number. They’ll take fingerprints and a photograph and ask your birthdate, Visa type. This photograph will be present on your visa. Take care of your fingers before both Biometric and Visa interview, as there will be delays in you have a visible cuts or injuries in your hand. The earlier you go, the earlier you complete the process. For me it was over in around 20 min. NVC Received: 18-Jan-2019. Case Complete: 21-May-2019 Submitted all docs on April 12, and I was notified to re-upload the passport scan so that it can be read from left to right. This verification of scanned passport took more than a month. Interview Scheduled email: 15-Oct-2019 (Mumbai had a backlog at that time). Both VisaJourney and a Mumbai folks WhatsApp group were very helpful for the part from Interview letter waiting process to the end of the Interview. Other experience links: https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/486953-ir2-visa-interview-experience/ https://wynonapauline.blogspot.com/2017/07/my-detailed-us-immigrant-visa-interview.html
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