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180 Days Nearly Up and Still No News!

Old Oct 4th 2002, 1:18 am
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TBurton,

It's sounds as though your 130 was never approved? If that's the case,
then why not petition for K3? All you would need is proof that the
INS is processing an I130 for you. Do you have the I130 receipt?
When you check case status online, what does it say?

If I were you, I would attempt to work this at a higher level than
Representative. Congressional reports of misplaced files will
certainly be taken seriously by people in higher places. If you need
help with this, send me an email to the address above. If your I130 is
still pending, then you should immediately petition for your wife's
K3.

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Old Oct 4th 2002, 2:06 am
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Today Rep Gordons' office - "records found in Nashville assigned to an enforcement officer and under investigation".
Do not Know what that means. She was a well known & published member of the international Library community. Head of International division of Rostov-on-Don city library.
Head of French, German & American cultural centers. I am a Certified Public Accountant in business for myself. I did get a traffic ticket this year - HOV violation.
I imagine that since her fingerprints could not be read by the FBI computer we have the problem.
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Old Oct 4th 2002, 3:23 pm
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Enforcement officer? Cop/security guard/detective/Fish & Wildlife
agent/CIA/KGB/downtown cental booking? What does that mean? If there
was serious concern, you would think your case would be somewhere
other than TN. Again, I would involve someone at the federal INS
level...I have. It sounds as though state level is giving you the
run-around.

Why are you not petitioning for K3? If your 130 is still pending,
then your wife will arrive in the US more quickly if you pursue the
K3. I have heard that even after approval the National Visa Center
(NVC) holds the 130s for 90 days before sending to Russia. You have
nothing to lose except the cost of filing. Since you are a CPA, maybe
you can think of a way to write it off

Why EXACTLY could the FBI computer not read her fingerprints? Was the
FBI computer in the state of TN? Have they given any detail as to why
law ENFORCEMENT is involved?

Although your state people are getting back to you, they are giving
you ambiguous and questionable information. There are people at the
federal level dedicated to helping cases like yours. Immigration
lawyers and state-level officials cannot help you much. Clearly your
case justifies serious introspection by INS VIPs. I've been reading
this board for the past 11 months and have not come across a case more
mysterious than yours. If I were you, I would definitely pursue the
K3 while working through your 130 difficulties. It will quite possibly
circumvent your problematic I130.

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Old Oct 4th 2002, 5:00 pm
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"Sheryl" wrote in message
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    > Why EXACTLY could the FBI computer not read her fingerprints? Was the
    > FBI computer in the state of TN? Have they given any detail as to why
    > law ENFORCEMENT is involved?
    > Sheryl

Sheryl,
I have a little knowledge (a dangerous thing?) in this area. It is not
uncommon for manual prints to be rejected by the FBI's computers, in many
cases because of poor technique by the person taking the prints. Thats why
manual prints are being replaced by digital scanning of prints. The goal
when the technology is in place is an instant match on prints. FBI is
probably involved because of the additional security screening in place
after 9/11. There is a backlog of visas out of Moscow because of this
additional security.
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Old Oct 4th 2002, 5:36 pm
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Feb 2, 2001 - First set of prints taken
Mar 19, 2001 - notified to appear on Apr 09,2001 to retake prints
Apr 9,2001 - Prints retaken
Nov 9,2001 - Scheduled for and had interview with INS. Officer
complained that it was not his job that enforcement officers in Nashville were just helping out the Memphis office. At the end of the interview we were told that they were not going to retake the prints. He gave us a letter saying that we must give them background checks for 5 years. We had 120 days to do so.
On Dec 10, INS signed for the record checks I was able to obtain. Champaign, IL & Franklin, TN. I had called the Tenn Bureau of Investigation. I was told by law they could not give out a check to an individual & to get a Nationwide check & was given the FBI phone # in DC. I called and was told that they
could not give an individual a check. For obvious reasons it was impossible to get a check from the Rostov-on-Don, Russia police while in U.S.
The letter stated that a decision would be made based on what we sent in the first package.
I was told yesterday that the records had been found in Nashville & noyhing else.
The only other thing I can imagine is that we were in the air between Moscow & O'Hare on 9/11 and spent several days in Monteal.
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Old Oct 5th 2002, 11:14 am
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Sorry i aint been back to the board for a few days, but i have had
problems with it, but to reply to sheryl, the auto line and online
checking status still continue to say received and no mention of an
RFE, we havent tried any higher than congressman, but they are busy at
the moment running for re-election so i guess our case will take a
back seat till that is over, either that or MSC hasnt replied to their
request, which wouldnt suprise me, and to add all of that they are
doing that audit thing so have been in limbo for the last two weeks,
its amazing when you find out more information off a board like this,
than you do off a automated system, have you found out anything more
in your cases, i was told that my K-3 would not get put on hold just
because my 130 was approved as it could take up to 6 more months for
that to be completed, we have had that approval 6 weeks now and still
got no packet from NVC, lets just hope they put more adjudication
officers on K-3 cases, because it looks to me as if something is just
not right down there at the moment, lets hope we hear something this
coming week.
 
Old Oct 9th 2002, 9:16 pm
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Ok just got a call from the congressmans office, guess what, i aint waiting on no RFE, she got info today that the K-3 is in background checks, whatever that means, about 7 weeks ago it was supposed to be with the adjudicator, so i dont know what the hell is going on, when my husband asked why we were told we required an RFE 7 weeks ago she said obviously the woman who contacted her didnt have a clue what was going on, so i guess im no further forward
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Old Oct 11th 2002, 2:01 pm
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I wondered about that RFE. It seems that the phone line, though
delayed, is relatively accurate. That's good news, I guess??? Sounds
like yours is probably in the same pile as mine.

This is what I know for certain: Our case was supposed to be
adjudicated a week ago last Wednesday and wasn't. It was then moved
to this past Wednesday to be adjudicated by someone who goes into the
MSC only once per week...on Wednesdays.

I assume that this person approves cases that are more complicated.
Why ours was so delayed, I don't know. Ours was more complex because
several countries were involved. But everything is legitimate and it
should have never been delayed this long. None should for that
matter!

It sounds as though your congressperson is working for you. I didn't
have any luck with mine and had to go above her.

It's difficult to read about 30-day K1 approvals, right? It's
downright disgusting! I opt for these boards to split in two (K1
board and K3 board). It's too painful to read sometimes! What
happened to TR Burton?

Sheryl

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Old Oct 11th 2002, 2:19 pm
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well mine aint too good now, got a call from the london embassy and they said that because my I-130 is approved that this has cancelled my K-3, so that is now void, but they have allowed me to open a file in london, which is good news i think, but anyway i have waited 2 months on MSC for nothing, but i hope you hear some good news soon, you are about due some
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Old Oct 11th 2002, 6:22 pm
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It's difficult to read about 30-day K1 approvals, right? It's
downright disgusting! I opt for these boards to split in two (K1
board and K3 board). It's too painful to read sometimes! What
happened to TR Burton?

Sheryl


Here I am! After hearing nothing from the Congressman's office, I went to the Nashville INS office. I SAW THE FILE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. I spoke with an enforcement officer who APOLOGIZED for the delay. I was told the records were with the head of the office. She grilled me about when we met, why did we marry, how log did we know each other, etc. I was told I would need a new affidavit of support, more fingerprints, tax returns, etc. The file is now "being sent to Memphis". I guess this means more waiting. At least I saw the file.
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Old Oct 11th 2002, 8:49 pm
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    >It's difficult to read about 30-day K1 approvals, right? It's
    >downright disgusting!

Hi sheryl,

I'm really sorry your wait has been so long.
My fiancé and I deliberately opted to do K1 because we were told K3 would take
longer - otherwise we'd be married already. As far as we're concerned, we
consider ourselves married anyway - we jumped over a broomstick and said 'I do'
- and seriously our commitment is the same as if we had a piece of paper
proving it. My daughters call him daddy and there's no way I would have let
that kind of relationship develop if we weren't 100% committed

The only reason we haven't done it legally first is because of the advice we
received. It was the London embassy, when I phoned them, who said the quickest,
simplest way would be K1 - they also said it was cheaper. The impression I got
from them was they much preferred their citizens to marry in their own country.
They didn't say that exactly but that was the clear implication. I don't
understand why...

I'm sorry for your pain.

Regards
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Old Oct 12th 2002, 1:36 am
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mrsstrickland wrote in message news:...
    > well mine aint too good now, got a call from the london embassy and they
    > said that because my I-130 is approved that this has cancelled my K-3,
    > so that is now void, but they have allowed me to open a file in london,

What about your children? Can your husband petition for K4?
What exactly is being filed in London now that the 130 is approved?
That was approved about a month ago, right? What does the NVC say?
London hasn't received anything? How long does it normally take
London to issue the 130 visa once received from the NVC?

We found out today that whatever mysterious thing was holding my case
up was resolved as of last Wednesday. I don't have approval yet, but
they think it will come within the next few days. I hope they are
right. By Tuesday we'll be at 189 days of silence.

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Old Oct 12th 2002, 10:40 am
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i hope you hear something this week from them, its my I-130 that london is going to process, as i have a case number at NVC, and i dont know if my husband can file a K-4 for the children, when i asked london, they said to fill out all the forms pertaining the children and bring them down to london, but i think my husband is going to come over for the interview and have a look at london, so that we can both be there just so we can deal with anything on the spot, they are reluctant to tell me anything about my 130 and the children, except the information i have already spoken about, but good luck to you, i hope you get home for christmas
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Old Oct 18th 2002, 4:15 am
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It's been 5 months for me as well from the California Service Center. And I have talked to people that have been approved in 45 days. Bummer, my wedding date is about to pass next week. I had no idea it would take this long. And still, I have to deal with the embassy interview date in Peru, which could take another few months. Good luck!
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Old Oct 18th 2002, 4:43 am
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[QUOTE][SIZE=1]Originally posted by trburton:

My wife a Russian citizen was in US on J-1 Visa & we were married 7/13/1999. I filed the I130 & I485 forms & finally got ackowledgement on 9/15/1999
In Nov 2001 we were called for interview. We were told that her fingerprints could not be read by the computer. We sent to INS on 12/11/2001 police jurisdiction reports as requested. In Mar 2002 a status request said "still pending" in May a status request went unanswered. A request for Advance Parole went unanswered until Aug 21, 2002. My wife had to leave to see about her property & get her internal passport renewed. We made the decision for her to go ahead & I would meet her in Russia with the papers & we would come back together.
After visiting two INS offices it seems that my wifes' file has been misplaced or lost.
DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW MY WIFE & I CAN BE TOGETHER IN THE US AGAIN

It is more than a brick wall. No one cares but us. I have decided that I must leave the U.S. for us to be together. I never thought my country would forsake me. Luckily we have her home in southern Russia & we both can live temporarily with my sister in Brussels.

I wish we could present a united front to someone in power.

Until then this forum acts as a support group.



There is another forum called Global7.network.com that is Russian specific. Your right though on one thing. Until someone burns the flag at the state dept. to get attention, I think the suffering will continue. I am pro-American, pro-Freedom and everything but something must happen now!
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