Archive for the ‘ Embassy Phase’ Category

03Oct2019
Administrative Processing at the U.S. Embassy

“I attended my CR-1 interview last week. At the end of the interview, the consular collected my passport and said we’d get back to you in two weeks. My case is now placed on administrative processing. Are they going to deny me? They didn’t give me anything.” Administrative processing does not mean that it’s denied […]

24Sep2019
Why to Always Update the USCIS With Contact Information

“My wife in Nicaragua changed her cell phone number. Do we need to inform the USCIS?” Yes, it is highly recommended that you update any and all information as soon as it changes. Especially the cell phone number. The reason being is because the consulate sends text messages. Basically, you filled out a form that […]

13Aug2019
What If I Make a Mistake at My Embassy Interview?

“Is it true that you can be denied if you make mistakes during the interview at the U.S. Embassy in Manila?” Everything comes down to the discretion of the consular officer conducting the interview and asking the questions. If you’re filing for a fiance visa, they’re really looking to see that you truly intend to […]

26Apr2019
Why Bring Photos to My K1 Visa Interview?

If I provided photos of us together in the petition, why is it sometimes asked for in the beneficiary’s interview? You’ll be asked to provide photos of you together as proof that you have met in person. It is up to the interviewing officer’s discretion at the embassy to require you produce things that have […]

24Jul2018
Can I Postpone My Interview While I Gather Documents? (Fiance/Spousal Visa)

Sandy asks, “Does it matter if your case is at the NVC, ready for interview schedule, but you don’t want to set the interview date yet, because you’re still gathering documents?” Fiance Visa If you’re filing for a fiance visa, you actually control that timeline yourself with most embassies. What that means is, you physically […]

06Jul2018
Does Income Matter at Embassy Phase? Gross or Adjusted Gross?

“Once the USCIS and NVC approves the case, and the case is mailed out to the beneficiary’s local embassy for interview, should the interviewer still look at adjusted gross income or gross income?” For the fiance visa, absolutely. Because they don’t even look at income until the embassy. So for a fiance visa, which is technically […]

25Jun2018
Will USCIS or a U.S. Embassy Look at My Social Media?

“I’ve read they passed a bill on where they go into your social media after interview, which would prolong the process, and that’ll effect a lot of K-1 Visas and my fiance is from the Philippines.” The government has always had that authority to investigate pretty much anything. They already do a background check on […]

17May2018
A Few Tips for the Fiancé Visa Interview

Hasaan asks: “My interview date is April 26 for a K1. Any tips? I’m a paid user.” They’re trying to determine if they think this is legitimate. So you want to be as forthcoming as possible. One major thing they’re looking for would be any signs of deceit or manipulation, so you want to try […]

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