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180 Days Nearly Up and Still No News!

180 Days Nearly Up and Still No News!

Old Oct 18th 2002, 6:04 am
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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
Well it looks like we are in the same boat. We have been married for 3 years, have a child 2 years old. Went to final interview on August 1, was told that everything was approved, yet no final visa. I came home alone on Sept. 3. I have contacted the president, Colin Powell, 2 Senators and a Congressman No one seems to have the authority. Why does the Moscow Embassy have so mush power. I am sick. I miss my family. What can we do/
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.
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Old Oct 18th 2002, 6:13 am
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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
Well it looks like we are in the same boat. We have been married for 3 years, have a child 2 years old. Went to final interview on August 1, was told that everything was approved, yet no final visa. I came home alone on Sept. 3. I have contacted the president, Colin Powell, 2 Senators and a Congressman No one seems to have the authority. Why does the Moscow Embassy have so mush power. I am sick. I miss my family. What can we do/
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.
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Old Oct 18th 2002, 2:17 pm
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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.
Hi:

1. By departure without the advance parole in hand, the adjustment was abandoned. Its gone, done, finsihed.

2. However, your I-130 is technically still pending. In situations like yours I have found it difficult to retrieve that I-130 and get it adjudicated..

3. I would file a NEW I-130 with the Service Center noting the first one in the appropriate place. Once you get the filing reciept, file an I-129F for a K-3.
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Old Oct 18th 2002, 9:55 pm
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    > 3. I would file a NEW I-130 with the Service Center noting the first
    > one in the appropriate place. Once you get the filing reciept, file
    > an I-129F for a K-3.

Couldn't they file an I-129F with the filing receipt for the
I-130/I-485 at the local INS office (which was filed concurrently with
I-485), indicating the adjustment application was abandoned by U.S.
departure without an Advance Parole?

Along those lines, couldn't someone with an I-130/I-485 pending and an
Advance Parole theoretically apply for a K3 visa while abroad and
return with the K3 rather than using the AP (noting that entry with a
K3 visa is also recognized as an acceptable method of entry to
preserve the validity a pending adjustment application)?

Theoretical questions, anyway. I haven't heard any positive or
negative experiences or opinions here yet, however.

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Old Oct 18th 2002, 11:32 pm
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[i]Originally posted by Chris Parker:
Couldn't they file an I-129F with the filing receipt for the
I-130/I-485 at the local INS office (which was filed concurrently with
I-485), indicating the adjustment application was abandoned by U.S.
departure without an Advance Parole?

Along those lines, couldn't someone with an I-130/I-485 pending and an
Advance Parole theoretically apply for a K3 visa while abroad and
return with the K3 rather than using the AP (noting that entry with a
K3 visa is also recognized as an acceptable method of entry to
preserve the validity a pending adjustment application)?

Theoretical questions, anyway. I haven't heard any positive or
negative experiences or opinions here yet, however.

CP
Hi:

I thought about using the reciept from the original 130/485 -- but I go by the theory that my job is to make it as easy as possible for an INS or DOS person to say "yes." I think the I-797 would look better than the cheesy little cash register receipt that local offices generate.

I just thought of another way to blast things out -- SUE THE BASTARDS on the I-130! A "mandamus" suit would almost certainly get an approval of that I-130 within 60 days! Why do I say 60 days? -- once served with a suit, the government has that long to file a formal asnwer with the court and US attorneys don't like crossing Federal District Court Judges who think they outrank God. You need a lawyer for that one, though.
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