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Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer by VisaOfficer: 10:42pm On Sep 22, 2015
dennel:
ma... for sure I would come back* but what to say to clarify that and be cleared had been the problem as an orphan having an Aunty in the united state

This is really a question for the non-immigrant visa thread -- but I can tell you that they will tell you to tell the truth, and if you qualify and are eligible, then you'll get a visa.
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer by Kay213: 7:08am On Sep 23, 2015
Hi VO.
Thanks for all the help and advise from you. I'm about to book an appointment and i got to stage they ask of "Priority date". What does this mean? Please i will like to know so that i won't make any mistake filling the form.
Thanks.

Olukayode
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer by babygirl2013: 12:18pm On Sep 23, 2015
babygirl2013:
. Thanks V O my husband Visa APproved! Ure blessed he didn't ask any Question just Give him all paper to picked up 5 working days! Really apc8
Pls V O we checked his visa status today n it has beed printed n change to ISsued now! But I noticed dey are change the case created to December 2013 instead of March 2013 Created Date n case last updateted to 22 sep 2013 it's last updated on 21 wen it's on Admin Process my fear is hope he will not be issued CR1 instead of IR1 cos our 3rd year anniversary is few month now n I remember few months Ago here U vo hav help me changes D visa status after I made d requests! Becouse we re waitin for holiday to over next week before we go for pickups it's just issued yestde n am believ it wil not be available 4 pickups! Want to knw if it's CR1 or IR1 dey issued to my husbands thz for ur time Ma

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Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer by VisaOfficer: 12:42pm On Sep 23, 2015
Kay213:
Hi VO.
Thanks for all the help and advise from you. I'm about to book an appointment and i got to stage they ask of "Priority date". What does this mean? Please i will like to know so that i won't make any mistake filling the form.
Thanks.

Olukayode

The priority date is the date on which the petition was filed. Hope this helps!
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer by VisaOfficer: 12:44pm On Sep 23, 2015
babygirl2013:
Pls V O we checked his visa status today n it has beed printed n change to ISsued now! But I noticed dey are change the case created to December 2013 instead of March 2013 Created Date n case last updateted to 22 sep 2013 it's last updated on 21 wen it's on Admin Process my fear is hope he will not be issued CR1 instead of IR1 cos our 3rd year anniversary is few month now n I remember few months Ago here U vo hav help me changes D visa status after I made d requests! Becouse we re waitin for holiday to over next week before we go for pickups it's just issued yestde n am believ it wil not be available 4 pickups! Want to knw if it's CR1 or IR1 dey issued to my husbands thz for ur time Ma

I have no way of checking to see if the visa category was changed to IR1. If you see that it says CR1, please ask them to reissue the visa in the correct category, or your husband's status will be conditional.
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer by babygirl2013: 1:17pm On Sep 23, 2015
VisaOfficer:


I have no way of checking to see if the visa category was changed to IR1. If you see that it says CR1, please ask them to reissue the visa in the correct category, or your husband's status will be conditional.
Pls what the process To do dat? I will need to send email to Lagos embassy? Hope it will not delayin him? Cos of medical n others! Pls tell d procedure pls to get fast Responce to clear dis Error
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer by Dyke004(m): 1:21pm On Sep 23, 2015
Dear VO,
I have this few questions.
Can a brother who is an LPR file for his brother?
Can such filing cover the brother and his family (that's wife and children)
currently, how long can it likely take from filling to getting the visa.
Thank you
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer by OMERRKHANN: 4:14pm On Sep 23, 2015
DEAR VISA OFFICER,

HOPE THIS MSG FINDS YOU WELL


We Have a Family IMMIGRATION (F4) We Received Invoice Only For Principal Applicant and my husband Although all six children were also the part of this immigration and they are under 21. We have done all the efforts to contact NVC through all the possible mean of contact for Correct Invoice in which children name should include but we haven't received any response and it been 2 months since we have been following up.

we have paid invoice we recieved for principal applicant and husband but we are not proceeding it further as we are waiting for complete and correct invoice from NVC.

should we wait for correct invoice or proceed ? if proceed what will happen to children? as we want to travel with them.



we are looking for guidance. as this case is very important for whole family

Best Regards
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer by Nochid: 5:57pm On Sep 23, 2015
Good day VO,
I'll like to clarify how long will one's K -1 visa will be valid for after issuance? Some people have said it's 6 months from the date of issuance;some others say it's valid for the time for which the medical report is valid for. Will appreciate you shed some light on this,thanks.

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Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer by kaitlyn21: 12:11am On Sep 24, 2015
Dear Visa Officer,
I have a concern that maybe you could help me with,
In a few weeks i will be resubmitting my application for a b2(non-immigrant) visa and am overwhelmed with anxiety. My question is, will the fact that i have a long term partner who is a US citizen hurt my chances even though he is planning on moving to the UK. I am planning on going to the US to spend the upcoming holidays with my boyfriend and his family for 90 days because i have to be back in time for work in the new year so i can get my apartment i have been saving for. Since applying the first time my situation has changed, i now have a stable job, looking for an apartment and looking after my mother who has recently had a stroke, so as you can see there are factors that are tying me to my country. I am 18 and have never had a criminal record or even affiliated with the police plus i have a letter from my boss saying that i will be going back to work at a certain date. I do have american relations but i hardly know them at all. I was refused last time because my ties to my country were not strong enough mainly because i was fresh out of college, unemployed and looking to go on a 6 month gap year to see my boyfriend who i have been with for 4 years with £700. I now have $1000 and am only looking to go for 90 days to go back to a job and my family as well as the fact i have been very careful with my documents. Would you say my chances are better than last time or does the fact i have an american boyfriend hurt my chances? Also what is the shortest amount of time a b2 visa can be picked up after being accepted, just asking as a rough estimate? thankyou
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer by VisaOfficer: 1:35am On Sep 24, 2015
babygirl2013:
Pls what the process To do dat? I will need to send email to Lagos embassy? Hope it will not delayin him? Cos of medical n others! Pls tell d procedure pls to get fast Responce to clear dis Error

Have you seen the visa yet? I'd wait until he's received the visa, and then, if it says CR1 instead of IR1, e-mail LagosIV@state.gov and ask them to reissue it in the correct visa category. There's no fee if the error is on our side. But if you asked me earlier to change the category and I replied that it was changed, it should be fine.
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer by VisaOfficer: 1:35am On Sep 24, 2015
Dyke004:
Dear VO,
I have this few questions.
Can a brother who is an LPR file for his brother?
Can such filing cover the brother and his family (that's wife and children)
currently, how long can it likely take from filling to getting the visa.
Thank you

Legal Permanent Residents cannot file for their siblings. Only U.S. citizens can do that.
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer by VisaOfficer: 1:38am On Sep 24, 2015
OMERRKHANN:
DEAR VISA OFFICER,

HOPE THIS MSG FINDS YOU WELL

We Have a Family IMMIGRATION (F4) We Received Invoice Only For Principal Applicant and my husband Although all six children were also the part of this immigration and they are under 21. We have done all the efforts to contact NVC through all the possible mean of contact for Correct Invoice in which children name should include but we haven't received any response and it been 2 months since we have been following up.

we have paid invoice we recieved for principal applicant and husband but we are not proceeding it further as we are waiting for complete and correct invoice from NVC.

should we wait for correct invoice or proceed ? if proceed what will happen to children? as we want to travel with them.

we are looking for guidance. as this case is very important for whole family

Best Regards

If you're unsuccessful in getting NVC to respond, you can add the children when it's time for your interview. Just e-mail LagosIV@state.gov after NVC notifies you of the interview date, and let them know that you have children. Especially if the children were listed on the original petition, there won't be any problem.

If you e-mail LagosIV@state.gov before you've been notified of an interview date, Lagos will have no record of your case and will refer you to NVC, though.
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer by VisaOfficer: 1:39am On Sep 24, 2015
Nochid:
Good day VO,
I'll like to clarify how long will one's K -1 visa will be valid for after issuance? Some people have said it's 6 months from the date of issuance;some others say it's valid for the time for which the medical report is valid for. Will appreciate you shed some light on this,thanks.

It's valid for the same amount of time as the medical paperwork, so at most six months.
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer by VisaOfficer: 1:40am On Sep 24, 2015
kaitlyn21:
Dear Visa Officer,
I have a concern that maybe you could help me with,
In a few weeks i will be resubmitting my application for a b2(non-immigrant) visa and am overwhelmed with anxiety. My question is, will the fact that i have a long term partner who is a US citizen hurt my chances even though he is planning on moving to the UK. I am planning on going to the US to spend the upcoming holidays with my boyfriend and his family for 90 days because i have to be back in time for work in the new year so i can get my apartment i have been saving for. Since applying the first time my situation has changed, i now have a stable job, looking for an apartment and looking after my mother who has recently had a stroke, so as you can see there are factors that are tying me to my country. I am 18 and have never had a criminal record or even affiliated with the police plus i have a letter from my boss saying that i will be going back to work at a certain date. I do have american relations but i hardly know them at all. I was refused last time because my ties to my country were not strong enough mainly because i was fresh out of college, unemployed and looking to go on a 6 month gap year to see my boyfriend who i have been with for 4 years with £700. I now have $1000 and am only looking to go for 90 days to go back to a job and my family as well as the fact i have been very careful with my documents. Would you say my chances are better than last time or does the fact i have an american boyfriend hurt my chances? Also what is the shortest amount of time a b2 visa can be picked up after being accepted, just asking as a rough estimate? thankyou

This is a question for my non-immigrant visa colleagues at https://www.nairaland.com/1792662/u.s-non-immigrant-visas-listening .
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer by Duuzsz(m): 2:08am On Sep 24, 2015
Does that mean you will not come here again? Pls don't go! We love you.
Pls I told you earlier that my dad file for me in the US he is a citizen. I'm over 21yrs But the question is how can I track the stages or how far the petition has gotten to. Has the wait time reduced ? He filed on November last year. Where can I check the status, what and what do I need to check it. Do I need password or something? Pls explain in depth. Because he is always busy and doesn't have the time to check for me.. so I want to do it myself. Thanks so much...
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer by babygirl2013: 5:24am On Sep 24, 2015
VisaOfficer:


Thank you for your inquiry. I've updated the visa category to IR1. Other than that, I don't comment on cases that are undergoing administrative processing.
if it's changed at this time u Did no one can change it to CR1 again? Thanks Ma just want to be sure before I go for pickup after the holiday cos it's been issued
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer by prihnce: 10:06am On Sep 24, 2015
Good day VO please I tried tracking my passport and I saw this "no status update available for this passport number" what does it mean pls?
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer by VisaOfficer: 11:31am On Sep 24, 2015
Duuzsz:
Does that mean you will not come here again? Pls don't go! We love you.
Pls I told you earlier that my dad file for me in the US he is a citizen. I'm over 21yrs But the question is how can I track the stages or how far the petition has gotten to. Has the wait time reduced ? He filed on November last year. Where can I check the status, what and what do I need to check it. Do I need password or something? Pls explain in depth. Because he is always busy and doesn't have the time to check for me.. so I want to do it myself. Thanks so much...

I'm assuming that your visa category is F1? Right now F1s filed on or before Dec. 15, 2007, are eligible to be scheduled for interviews.

You can check the status of your petition by entering your receipt number at https://egov.uscis.gov/casestatus/landing.do . The receipt number is a unique 13-character identifier that USCIS provides for each application or petition it receives. The agency uses it to identify and track its cases. The receipt number consists of three letters-for example, EAC, WAC, LIN, SRC, NBC, MSC or IOE-and 10 numbers. You can find it on notices of action USCIS has sent you. Omit dashes ( "-" ) when entering a receipt number. However, you can include all other characters, including asterisks ( "*" ) , if they are listed on your notice as part of the receipt number.

By the way, at the bottom of that page, you can also make an inquiry about your case, change your address, and see an estimate of how long it takes USCIS to process cases like yours.
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer by VisaOfficer: 11:33am On Sep 24, 2015
babygirl2013:
if it's changed at this time u Did no one can change it to CR1 again? Thanks Ma just want to be sure before I go for pickup after the holiday cos it's been issued

Ma'am, I have no way of knowing. If I told you I changed the visa category, I did. But I don't know what your case number is and even if I did, I have no way of checking. If the visa has been issued, the first thing you need to do is check the visa itself -- there's nothing at all that can be done until you do that.
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer by VisaOfficer: 11:35am On Sep 24, 2015
prihnce:
Good day VO please I tried tracking my passport and I saw this "no status update available for this passport number" what does it mean pls?

I'm guessing that you haven't had your initial interview yet? There won't be any new status update until you've had an interview.
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer by olukenny12: 12:42pm On Sep 24, 2015
if my visa status on net show issued, will I wait for dem to contact me before I will go for the pickup?
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer by VisaOfficer: 12:59pm On Sep 24, 2015
olukenny12:
if my visa status on net show issued, will I wait for dem to contact me before I will go for the pickup?

No, no need to wait for anyone to contact you. Based solely on what you've written here, you should be able to pick up your visa at the collection center in five business days from the date the status changed to show "issued." There could be other factors involved of which I'm not aware, though. Good luck!
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer by Duuzsz(m): 1:03pm On Sep 24, 2015
VisaOfficer:


I'm assuming that your visa category is F1? Right now F1s filed on or before Dec. 15, 2007, are eligible to be scheduled for interviews.

You can check the status of your petition by entering your receipt number at https://egov.uscis.gov/casestatus/landing.do . The receipt number is a unique 13-character identifier that USCIS provides for each application or petition it receives. The agency uses it to identify and track its cases. The receipt number consists of three letters-for example, EAC, WAC, LIN, SRC, NBC, MSC or IOE-and 10 numbers. You can find it on notices of action USCIS has sent you. Omit dashes ( "-" ) when entering a receipt number. However, you can include all other characters, including asterisks ( "*" ) , if they are listed on your notice as part of the receipt number.

By the way, at the bottom of that page, you can also make an inquiry about your case, change your address, and see an estimate of how long it takes USCIS to process cases like yours.
Thanks so much. I don't know if it's F1 He filed but I will have him bring the document in his next visit here by Dec this year. I appreciate.
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer by olukenny12: 2:10pm On Sep 24, 2015
pls did you no if d.usembassy will open.today?
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer by VisaOfficer: 2:12pm On Sep 24, 2015
olukenny12:
pls did you no if d.usembassy will open.today?

No, I don't know. I no longer work in Lagos. If the Government of Nigeria has declared a holiday today, the Embassy and Consulate will be closed, though.
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer by olukenny12: 2:21pm On Sep 24, 2015
becos when I check my twin brother visa status that is saying administrative processing, the updated status date is showing today date that why I ask that question
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer by VisaOfficer: 3:00pm On Sep 24, 2015
eoc4ever:

..

When I saw you viewing this topic today, I noticed that you've replaced several of your previous posts with ".." . You know, your original posts remain preserved in their entirety in my replies to you; and in any case, all the details of your previous applications are recorded in our computer systems, so cleaning up Nairaland will likely not make a difference.

Apologies to the rest of our readers here -- I don't mean to sound grouchy -- just a reminder that we do keep records, and that the truth is always best. smiley

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Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer by babygirl2013: 4:40pm On Sep 24, 2015
VisaOfficer:


Ma'am, I have no way of knowing. If I told you I changed the visa category, I did. But I don't know what your case number is and even if I did, I have no way of checking. If the visa has been issued, the first thing you need to do is check the visa itself -- there's nothing at all that can be done until you do that.
Yes u told it's Changed to IR1 since May dis year when it's on AP, thanks u I wil wait till next week when it's received n Get back to u n send Dem emails for the changed! Thanks so much Ma“am

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Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer by VisaOfficer: 4:50pm On Sep 24, 2015
Carls33, I don't read private messages. Please ask your question in public. Thanks!
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer by prihnce: 6:25pm On Sep 24, 2015
VisaOfficer:


I'm guessing that you haven't had your initial interview yet? There won't be any new status update until you've had an interview.
we have had the interview and it was approved.. OMG, now am worried....we had the interview on the 17th.. my siblings nd I
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer by VisaOfficer: 6:54pm On Sep 24, 2015
prihnce:
we have had the interview and it was approved.. OMG, now am worried....we had the interview on the 17th.. my siblings nd I

Eek, don't worry! smiley Knowing that you've had your interview, my interpretation has changed! I'm guessing your case is just fine, but the officer hasn't physically clicked the Print Authorization button yet so there's nothing for the computer to update.

(Often officers don't click the button until they know that someone will sit down to print visas in the next few hours -- otherwise some computerized parts of the case expire and have to be re-done before the visa can be printed -- it's a technological thing, and has nothing to do with the merits of the case. So sometimes an officer will say "Your visa is approved" and write that in the case notes and all over the folder the paperwork's kept in, but because she hasn't clicked the button yet, the status remains unchanged.)

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