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  1. Good day to all, As many of you may be aware there seems to be a problem with the ONLY laboratory that was being used by the US Embassy in Bogota to process ALL of the visa cases. Does anyone have any suggestions on what to do?(aside from being patient and waiting) It has been a long time waiting since this pandemic, then a problem with the backlog of cases from NVC, and now we are all being placed on Administrative Process due to the fact that the LABORATORY and the Embassy "SYSTEM" is overwhelmed? Come on folks enough is enough! There has to be a quick resolution to this. How about we all come together as one and act up on this matter? Any and all advice is greatly appreciated.
  2. ‘Innocent mistakes’ will no longer cost immigrants their green cards or visas https://www.yahoo.com/news/innocent-mistakes-no-longer-cost-162638119.html ‘Innocent mistakes’ will no longer cost immigrants their green cards or visas Daniel Shoer Roth Wed, June 23, 2021, 12:26 PM Immigration authorities in the United States have rescinded one of the policies implemented by the Trump administration that had one of the most profound negative impacts on legal immigrants with pending or upcoming applications. The 2018 policy had granted U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) adjudicators broader authority to issue case denials over mistakes or missing documents without giving applicants the opportunity to fix them and provide additional documentation. It “resulted in USCIS denying certain benefit requestors an immigration benefit even though they would have demonstrated their eligibility if given the chance to provide additional evidence,” the Department of Homeland Security agency said in a policy alert issued earlier this month. The rescinded guidance affected almost all immigration applications, petitions and requests, including U.S. citizenship, permanent residence or green cards and visas. [balance of article removed by VJ Moderation, to comply with "fair use" protocols]
  3. Hello, Just wondering what is the timeline for F2A now at NVC? I have been waiting for about a week now since I upload the necessary documents. Thank you!
  4. Hello, My fiance passed her interview in Vientiane, Laos, but now she received a letter saying that she cannot be issued a a visa pursuant to the Secretary's order of March 17, 2020 under section 243(d) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. the letter says The decision cannot be appealed. Her VISA case status in CEAC says refused. Does this mean we have to go through the whole process again or when the sanction is lifted, the consular office will review her case again? Would she have to go through the whole VISA interview again? Does anyone know when and if section 243(d) will be lifted in Laos.
  5. Hello, I would like to start a thread where people who filed in Moscow, Russia transferred their case to Warsaw, Poland due to the US Embassy in Moscow being closed and the US-Russia relationship being a little iffy at the moment. We could all share how our process is going to help others out. I do have a question. If we want to use our parents as Sponsors, will they be Co-Sponsors or Household Member? I read somewhere that there are two ways to go about this. For example, if I'm living with my parents at the moment and would like to use my dad to help me out financially; which steps should I take? Thanks.
  6. I (US citizen) and my husband (Ukrainian citizen, US resident) were married in the states but now live in Ukraine. I'm being asked to provide proof of name change since I took his last name when we married. The only documents I have are our marriage certificate, old and new passports, IDs, and SSNs. Ive spoken to the county clerk and the social security office in the US but everyone agrees that a "proof of name change" document does not exist in my country. I've explained this to the immigration offices but they insist it must be out there. I know this question is more related to outgoing immigration but maybe someone had to do something similar? My embassy offered to notarize an affidavit but that was deemed irrelevant as well. Super frustrated, any points in the right direction are appreciated!
  7. Hello, I've just received a message from NVC case FE note it says NVC cannot review your case until all the required documents are submitted but I have actually already submitted all the required documents DS-260, CIVIL DOCUMENTS, AOS... So, what to do now please?
  8. My Sister husband (citizen) filed for her 2 children 5 and 7 last September and awaiting approval! My Sister children father went behind her back last week and filed his own application. What will happen to my sister pending application she filed last September? Will there father application interfere with the first application there mother sent? She's really confused and upset. My sister and her children father live in the US separately as permanent residents. The children live in another country while processing
  9. Hi everyone I filed for VISA beginning of 2018 was DQ'd on September 2020 file currently at NVC waiting for ANKARA US embassy to reopen which it will takes forever denied expedite request twice The stress was unreal to the point I left my studies ( Radiology student at RIT) I went insane and couldn't handle the stress and depression anymore so I booked a flight two weeks ago to go back to Iraq and live with my wife until they schedule her an Interview appointment I just can't leave her alone anymore, not in this country ruined by Iranian militia. We're mentally and emotionally better now since we're together but too afraid of the situation ( too dangers living here) my question is, will that effect the process of her VISA? since I, the petitioner living outside of U.S ? I'll stay here with her until they grand her VISA to go back together, will that be a problem? Thank you all.
  10. Hello Everybody, Today is the second anniversary or our Marriage and my passport is still at the US Consulate. I'm waiting for the consulate to complete their administrative processings in order to deliver a final decision. I have applied for a CR1 Visa and my question is : Since we have 2 years marriage and the case is still pending, if the final decision is positive, will they automatically change my CR1 visa to an IR1 Visa ? or Do i have to send an email or message to ask them to change it ? Thank you in advance Mohamed
  11. Hello Everyone, I'm going to have CR1 visa interview at the US embassy in Dakar and the nvc mentioned all the originals of the uploaded and submitted documents to CEAC must be brought during the interview but my concern is my wife and I are living apart and she's the one who has the original marriage certificate. What to do now?
  12. My mom was approved of her visa at the consulate and she was given a piece of paper which had the email of dhl to contact them for her visa... I don't know how long it will take till it's ready and the dhl email address isn't responding to my emails. Can u contact them directly... I'm confused need help
  13. So, I am a disabled US Army veteran (natural born citizen), living here in Kenya, and receive a full disability pension as well as Social Security Disability Insurance or SSDI as income. I've applied for a spouse (married to a Kenyan widow with two,13yo & 14yo, boys) visa where it is at the Nebraska NVC. I submitted documents from the Veterans Administration as well as Social Security showing how much I receive each month, plus my bank account info with my affadavit of support. Today, I received notice that my income does not qualify for immigration purposes and to obtain another sponsor. I've learned from 3 different legal firms that VA disability and SSDI (but not SSI) pensions are indeed counted as income for immigration purposes and that NVC is in error. Also, the notice said our application does not qualify for "derivative" status and we will have to "make seperate applications for any other family members." I thought children were included in all this, especially since they are under 18yo. I've relayed all this to the embassy in Nairobi and was hoping they can provide more information (the lady in visa processing demanded I email her instead of calling her). It seems like nobody at NVC bothered to read anything in our file (I know, a real shocker). Immigration with my wife and step-boys to the US would be nice but it's not a heartbreaker if we cannot. My pensions go futher here in Kenya than in the US, especially in light of the increasing inflation, growing social tensions, fuel supply disruptions, etc going on there. If disabled veterans cannot bring their foreign wives home then someone forgot to inform the 10's of thousands of vets there that already have. Any thoughts are appreciated.
  14. Hi, I have gained my Lawful Permanent Resident status in the US on April 2019, last year, on that time I was serving in the army under mandatory law for military service in my home country. I have been serving since November 2017 and until July 2020. I have already had flight tickets in my hands into the US that were planned for April 2020- so I shall not remain outside of the US for a period longer than 1 year. Unfortunately, Covid-19 pandemic has shown up and I could not have come to the US on times because the airline has cancelled my tickets. because of that, I have exceeded 1 year outside of US borders and now I need to apply for SB-1 Returning Resident visa in order to come back to the US. this upcoming process is exhausting and complicated in order to issue me a new immigrant visa and may hurt my naturalisation process. my green card was only issued last year and is valid until 2029, my question is if would you recommend for me to just take a flight now into the US and deal with the immigration officer at the port of entry or start this visa process with the embassy in my home country?
  15. So recently Joe Biden did a press conference where he announced that community college tuition fees would be made free sometime in the near future. Does anyone know when this is taking place? And if so does it extend to F1 visa applicants or just American residents?
  16. Anyone here moved from UK? I don't have a lot of money or any qualifications. How do I move to America? Where do I start?
  17. I am currently at NVC stage and recently filed an expedite request via NVC. My question is which agency is gonna review/approve the expedite request; is it NVC or my home country's embassy ? I am a little worried because my country's embassy has never for once approved an expedite request.
  18. Hello just wanted to ask.. me along with my 2 brothers has been petitioned under f1 category. My mother who is also my petitioner didn't get the chance to work while in the US but manage to to get a seasonal work in Alaska last 2019 for less than 2 mos. She's got W-2 and 1040 SR tax return but her income is still below the poverty guidelines. My question is, should I also include these documents (w-2, 1040 Tax return) in ds260? Should I also include this in the i864 form even if I have a letter of no income? Should I ticked yes in the 23a in the form? or just let it be no income?
  19. I've been arrested 3 times for drug/alcohol related offenses. 1st time I was convicted with a PBJ. 2nd time all charges were dropped. 3rd time I have an open court case as I have not had my trial yet. I was wondering if anyone had any examples/template of how exactly you are supposed to explain your case. They don't give you much room to work with while explaining your case so I would figure I need to keep it as short as possible.
  20. Visa counselor asked me for a document and I submitted it how much time will take it him to review it . Any general idea???
  21. Hey! In form I-485, they ask for the nonimmigrant visa number, my visa is similar to this example but I don't know which number is the visa number, is it the one on the right bottom under the expiration date?
  22. 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
  23. Hello All. I got my ir1 visa application approved. the embassy contacted me to submit my passport. i cant make it to the embassy because i live in another country. i tried to get a visa to enter the country were i had my interview but i got rejected because covid restrictions. is it okay and legal to Mail my passport overseas for the embassy to finish the process even tho the embassy advised againt me mailing it ? Thanks
  24. I’m re-applying for B1/B2 usa tourist visa from Islamabad,Pakistan and when i go to schedule my appointment ‘ the next date available keeps changing, first it was showing December 22, 2022, then February 8,2022 then it went back to December 28, 2022 does anyone else noticed this, also Does anyone think that the dates are going to go back , or keep increasing, i havent booked my appointment yet just in case they dates get available earlier! any insight on this would be helpful! thanks
  25. Hello all in the forum. I was Thinking about this, as parents are immediate relatives will there be a possibility of creating a petition to overturn the ban on parents IR5 and fiancé K1 on the EO. As the president claimed, the order can be amended within 30 days of it being issued on june 23rd and 60 days thereafter. the petition can go along the lines of no risk to US jobs from parents and because of the affidavit that we signed to support they are going to be taken care of by ourselves anyway. Suggestions.
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