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Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer by VisaOfficer: 2:25pm On Dec 14, 2017
Aos29:
Dear VO,
Once again thank you for all the efforts in trying to answer and /or clarify certain issues on immigrants visa.

Going through many posts in some forums, alot of people are having difficulty in creating/registering their profiles in other to pick up their passports and visa.

PLEASE COULD YOU INTIMATE THE CONSULATE ABOUT THE PROBLEM PEOPLE ARE HAVING ON CREATING/REGISTERING THIER PROFILES, SO THAT THEY CAN REVIEW THE PROCESS.

Good afternoon,

We understand that this is a new system and can be frustrating. When you are given the information on creating a profile, there is a helpline number on the sheet of paper (under the location of the collection center). You should call the helpline to inform them of the issue.

Regards,
VO
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer by VisaOfficer: 2:27pm On Dec 14, 2017
Stanleyelege:
Hello,

I am a Nigerian schooling in Australia. My wife is an American as we met and married in Australia.
Recently, she has been pushing that we relocate to US after my studies.
She claims to miss her family so much and can't leave me behind in Australia.
For me, Australia is a beautiful country with better wages compared to America. She insists that with my degrees, I'll be fine in America.

I do not want to go there on visiting visa.
Can I get any other visa type since we are already married.

Regards

Good afternoon,

If you are married to a U.S. citizen, your spouse may file an immigrant visa petition for you. Depending on the length of time of your marriage, your spouse may file for you as a CR1 spouse (married less than 2 years) or an IR1 spouse (married more than 2 years). More information on filing an immigrant visa petition can be found on uscis.gov.

Regards,
VO
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer by VisaOfficer: 2:28pm On Dec 14, 2017
lexxycool:
Hello

I just got my permanent residency in the United States...cant wait to file in for my wife n two kids.

Pls how do I go abt it...how long is it going to take and what is the success rate like?

Thanks

Good afternoon,

You will need to file petitions for them in the United States, which you may do as a lawful permanent resident. Please go to USCIS.gov for more information on filing petitions.

Regards,
VO
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer by VisaOfficer: 2:29pm On Dec 14, 2017
souleymon:
Hello
I would like to know if the meeting fiancee in the past two years before filing application(I-129) is applicable to spouse application I 130 too

Good afternoon,

The spouse visa does not have the same meeting requirements as the fiance(e) visa.

Regards,
VO
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer by carnal: 10:43pm On Dec 14, 2017
ladies and gentlemen in the house, please i need your help, we got a visa for 2 yrs, last december 2016, wifey was suppose to put to bed in the u.s,she was pregnant,we informed them and she couldnt travel due to one health drama or the other,she put to bed in 9ja. however i want to use the visa now but i intend to apply for my daughter (the new born) and including either my cousine who is with us or my brother, please advise if i need any letter from either of their parents to submit application or take to the embassy, we plan to travel in March 2018. we are going to newark, i will need the best/cheap airline advise and best airport to land to avoid any POE dramas
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer by pretty16(f): 11:23pm On Dec 14, 2017
VisaOfficer:


Good afternoon,

For visa classes where derivatives may be added, it depends on where the file is. If the file is still with the National Visa Center, the principal applicant should contact them with the birth certificate of the child so they may add the child to the petition. If the file has already been sent to the consulate, the principal applicant should email the consulate with the same information on the child. At that time, they will also need to obtain a medical exam for the child, fill out a DS-260 biographical form, and be prepared to pay the fee for the new baby at the time of the interview. The baby will also need an international passport.

In terms of giving birth before or after an interview, if the baby is due before the principal applicant plans to travel, the baby will still require all the necessary documentation listed above in order to be issued a visa.

I hope this is helpful.

Regards,
VO

Thank you very much for the response V.O. One quick question sir. You mentioned that the baby will need a Ds 260 form as well, and due to the movement of the visa bulletin, its obvious our case would not be current until next year. If the case is with the consulate by then, how do we fill the ds260, cos its online. Will the baby's ds260 appear online under my case file once logged in, after the consulate has been notified? or is the form going to be filled at the embassy on the day of the interview. Really appreciate your response sir.
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer by gorry123: 11:50pm On Dec 14, 2017
Hello VO. I want to ask whether i can apply for united states visa here in Kazakhstan. Im nigerian working in Kazakhstan.. my kazakhstan visa status in working visa. Im currently working here with a company.. i would like to know whether i can apply here or i would need to go Nigeria to apply.
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer by Nobody: 6:31am On Dec 15, 2017
VisaOfficer:


Good afternoon,

If you are married to a U.S. citizen, your spouse may file an immigrant visa petition for you. Depending on the length of time of your marriage, your spouse may file for you as a CR1 spouse (married less than 2 years) or an IR1 spouse (married more than 2 years). More information on filing an immigrant visa petition can be found on uscis.gov.

Regards,
VO

I'm grateful. Can she file it from Australia as this is where we live.

Hoping for your understanding
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer by Aos29: 7:21pm On Dec 15, 2017
Dear VO,
Please is the appointment interview letter from the email enough for the medical exam and police certificate?
Or do we need to await for the hard copy of the appointment interview letter which will have letters addressed to the physician and the IG of police?

Please help with this issue.
Thanks
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer by Itstyme(m): 11:44am On Dec 16, 2017
Please could you confirm if it's true the recipient of a K3 visa have to go back to the country were the marriage was taken place? Secondly, can you please confirm if a K3 visa is being processed at the Consulate in China, precisely Shanghai? Thanks
VisaOfficer:


Good afternoon,

My understanding is that we do not process K3 visas at the consulate at this time.

As previously noted, nonimmigrant visas and immigrant visas are adjudicated with different considerations in mind so prior B1/B2 refusals may not necessarily have a negative impact on the adjudication. Immigrant visas are adjudicated based on the claimed relationship between the petitioner and the beneficiary. As for the length of time it takes for a petition to be filed, approved, and scheduled for an interview, it depends on a number of factors. As such, it is impossible to state with specificity how long the different processes would take.

Regards,
VO
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer by bleek1(m): 3:01pm On Dec 20, 2017
Good morning sir/madam,

I lost my wife in a fire disaster in the year 2012 in Nigeria and I am now married to an American citizen woman i want to ask if I can use a sworn affidavit death certificate issued from the high court of law of Nigeria to attend my immigrant visa interview.


With all due respect sir, kindly notify me as soon as possible Sir/madam.

Thanks.

Yours faithfully
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer by bleek1(m): 9:03am On Dec 23, 2017
Hello sir, my immigrant interview as being schedule by the NVC and I am preparing to go for it soon sir. I lost my Nigeria wife about 5 years ago through a fire accident and now I have got married to an American citizen woman, I am here to ask if I can use a sworn affidavit death certificate issued from the high court of law in Nigeria to attend my interview sir please your response will be appreciated sir.

Thank you sir.
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer by Nobody: 9:47am On Dec 23, 2017
VisaOfficer:


Good afternoon,

The spouse visa does not have the same meeting requirements as the fiance(e) visa.

Regards,
VO

Hi Visa Officer,
Good morning.
Please, I'm confused about something. My supposed monthly pay is different from my actual monthly earning due to some deductions as a result of the upfront payment that my company gives. Please, if asked what my monthly pay is, what would you advise me to state as my monthly pay?
Let me give an example. A man is supposed to earn 600k monthly (7.2 million annual income). In the first year, the company pays him over say 3 million naira upfront. Now, his actual monthly payment is 600k minus deductions as a result of the upfront payment spread over 12 months. Actual monthly pay now amounts to 300k. What should he tell the VO is his monthly pay if asked? 600k or 300k?
looking forward to your response. Thanks
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer by SDG1(m): 1:05pm On Dec 23, 2017
VisaOfficer:


Good afternoon,

First, the immigrant visa interview is not an interview for a green card; it is an interview for a visa. Green cards are issued in the United States by USCIS after an immigrant has entered the United States and filed the proper paperwork and paid the relevant fees.

In terms of the questions the officer may ask, it depends. Remember that the immigrant visa adjudication is based on the claimed relationship between the petitioner and the beneficiary. As such, an applicant can generally be expected to answer questions about this relationship.

Regards,
VO
Thank you VO,
My question is about the one who is in his home country not who is already in USA, the one who won it but still is in his/her mother country
Thanks
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer by Aos29: 1:39pm On Dec 23, 2017
Dear VO,
The process of creating/registering an account online at ustraveldocs.com/ng in Nigeria for the purpose of passport and documents pickup after the interview is still a challenge.
One cannot even sign in at CGI Federal VPN Access Page, for the commencement of process.
VO, please can you help resolve this issue once and for all. Thanks
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer by boykas(m): 3:54pm On Dec 23, 2017
Hello VO .. Thank you for your help and time, ..
Pls I need you help a brother out..
1. Have been dating a lady in the US and she will be sending her invitation letter to me next month. We met on Facebook and we do video chat on WhatsApp and calls. She voluntarily want to be my sponsorer. My question is if the VO ask me Who's going to fund my trip is it the same thing as sponsoring. She has a good job cuz she's a medical practitioners and own a house and properties.
2. My only close ties is my 4years old son.
3. I earn 80k per month, I can still add some money to my account to make it fat. I resign from corporate job.
4. My wife and I are separated, never got married, but am the one taking care of the child since he was 2yrs.
5. Can I include his photograph, birth certificate of my son.
What are the document I need to support my claims and what do I need to do.

Thanks
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer by Osinowoosibanjo(m): 7:16am On Dec 24, 2017
Good morning Lagos NIV and Abuja NIV,

Please i need clarification on this issues am having. I own a property firm in Lagos. I have two brranches, one at island and other at mainland. I have 8 staffs workimg for me. I want to fill Ds 160 form i dont knw what to quote as my monthly income. Pls can you enlighten me further on it.

Thank you.
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer by bleek1(m): 9:22am On Dec 26, 2017
Hello sir, my immigrant interview as being schedule by the NVC and I am preparing to go for it soon sir. I lost my Nigeria wife about 5 years ago through a fire accident and now I have got married to an American citizen woman, I am here to ask if I can use a sworn affidavit death certificate issued from the high court of law in Nigeria to attend my interview sir please your response will be appreciated sir.

Thank you sir.
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer by onyiblanche: 9:37pm On Dec 26, 2017
good evening VO. good work you are doing here, God bless you, merry christmas and a very happy new year.
my question is; for a family in f4 visa category, is there a visa fee due at interview, is there a separate fee for the green card they ll be sent upon arrival in the USA.if yes what are the fees fro adults and kids respectively. thank you.
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer by jxlan: 4:44am On Dec 27, 2017
Greetings VO,

I would like to ask you about a diversity visa.

I got my dv visa in 2016, on my application i included my son, so i filled a ds260 for him. my question. i want to start to process him to come to the USA with his mother, do i have to petition for him and the mother or i only petition for the mother only?

your advise will be of great help.
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer by Chibest34(m): 12:32pm On Dec 27, 2017
Hello, I will like to ask how long does NVC reply after your k1 visa petition has been approved and how does they contact you?
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer by basco124: 8:06pm On Dec 28, 2017
Hi, I have a few questions surrounding a K1 visa. When the petitioner submits the signed form I-134 for the interview, does the Lagos Embassy accept this form scanned or does it have to be original 'wet signature', meaning I would have to mail it from the States so my finacee has it.

Secondly, I plan on providing the last 3 years tax transcripts, is this fine or do I need to include my federal returns (1040's) notarized, as well? I have other documents that i will be providing but I keep reading conflicting information regarding tax transcripts and/or federal returns and whether or not it needs to be notarized as well.

Lastly, I read that when providing chats as evidence, it should not be copied to Microsoft Word (for example), but should be from the site. However, with both facebook and whatsapp, they have an option to where you can export your chat, which is in text format (whatsapp) and facebook exports it into like HTML format, but still just text basically. So, is this an issue? Should I just do screenshots instead? Also, the chats for both cover the time span of one year. Most people say to include about 4 pages per month, to show the continued correspondence month to month, instead of providing thousands or pages of chat. Do you agree that this would suffice, about 4 pages per month (I think I may have did 7 pages). But again, if text format isnt good, I will have to revisit this and do it again (screenshots?) so she will have the proper evidence for the interview.

Thanks so much for your help and guidance!
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer by iberibe1(m): 11:49am On Dec 29, 2017
Hello V.O,

Kindly advise me on this issue.

I applied for American Visa sometime ago but was denied and since then I have not dimmed it necessary to apply again since I do not have anything to do outside the country. The issue now is that I am a man and I have done change of name (for obvious family reasons) and wish to apply with the new name.

What is your advice because I am aware they have my details with them at the embassy?

Thank you.
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer by Klebsy: 8:40pm On Dec 29, 2017
Hello Visa Officer

Thanks for this wonderful platform. I have three questions;

1. Can I enter the US a day or two after the start date on my I-20?

2. My visa approval has been stalled since last week Friday as the VO placed me on administrative processing. My research assistanship was not stated on my I-20 and I guess she was skeptical about its authenticity. My start date is Jan 8 and the school won't resume until Jan 2 for confirmation of this funding. Does the embassy bear this in mind while addressing issues like this?

3. Say, my visa is issued on Jan 8, can I still travel knowing fully well that Jan 8 is the start date. If No, what steps can I take aside deferring my admission till fall.

I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks

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