Consular Processing

Need advice

I came to the U.S. in 1992 (I was 24) on a B1-B2 visa that expired 6 months later. I never left the country, and I have been living here continuously since then.

In 2011 I was selected for a DV-2012 visa (green Card Lottery). Since I'm not eligible for Adjustment Of Status here in the U.S. , I opted for Consular Processing of my case. All the required documents I sent were accepted.
I just received an appointment letter for June 2012 to complete the application process at the U.S. embassy in my home country.

Understanding the Possible Adverse Consquences of an I-130 Denial

A forum user recently posted a great immigration question about the potential adverse consequences of a K1 denial on a subsequent I-130 petition. This article will discuss the different potential adverse consequences that may arise after a K1 denial and an I-130 denial respectively.

Expediting CR1 Processing

I am with the USMC and our free legal sucks. I completed my case for my wife and step-son at the Naha, Okinawa consulate. It was received by the Manila, Philippine embassy on April 7, 2011. I am set to leave Okinawa on April 16. I am trying to expedite the process without success. Is there something I am overlooking? I have completed the I130 and the DS2301 and the I864 for both of them. I am trying to do all of the research on the internet before I try to make contact like this. But I am to the point where I just need to know where to look.

Denied I 485

I am an American citizen.Last year I married an Australian citizen. I then filed a petition I 130 and an adjustment of status for his permanent residency. In October we went in for his final interview. In November we received the decision letter saying he'd been denied. On the On the decision letter it said he was denied because he admitted to having smoked marijuana but they documented that he smokes on a regular basis when in fact that is not the case; it didn't say that he had to leave or he was going to be deported or anything helpful for that matter.

My Husband

My husband had an appointment in Juarez on July 31, 2008. He was given a paper with Seccions 212(a)(9)(B)(II) and 212(a)(9)(C)(II) checked.

I was wondering, now that some time has passed, if there is anything that I can do or if anything has changed.

Please help me.

my interview date

dear sir
my wife filed me for i-130. it got approved. i got my first NOA and also second NOA. i have receipt no start with WAC***** and i hve my BMB no also. my my date is 1st april 2010. when i have interviw at bombay consulate

Applying for a Visa at the U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juarez

The U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico is one of the busiest consular posts in the world. This post is responsible for processing all of the immigrant visas for Mexican nationals as well as some non-immigrant visas like the K1 fiance visa.

Consular processing can be very confusing and complicated for those who are not familiar with the process.

What to expect at the fiance visa interview

Fiance Visa Interview

After the USCIS approves a K1 fiance visa, the approved petition is sent to the appropriate U.S. Embassy abroad where the K1 beneficiary is interviewed by a consular officer. Most K1 petitions that are not successful are denied at this stage. The most common reason for the denial is on the grounds that the relationship is not "bona fide." In short, this means that the consular official believes that the relationship may exist only for the purpose of obtaining U.S. immigration benefits or is otherwise not a legitimate relationship.

US Embassies in Mexico Suspend Services

Because of the continued concern about the swine flu outbreak the U.S. Department of State has ordered that all U.S. Embassies in Mexico suspend all non-essential services until May 6, 2009. Services will be limited to emergency matters for U.S. Citizens and applications for citizenship. The DOS is monitoring the situation closely and will advise if any further suspension may be initiated before May 6. All persons with appointments scheduled during the suspension period will be notified by email for rescheduling.

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