Would really appreciate any advice!Hello everyone,
My CN is EU16XXX, and I am residing in UAE, assigned post AD. Just found that it was only interviewed 11 cases so fare from October here and highest number is 13XXX. I don't think, I will ever reach the 2NL here. Also found out that the embassy in my home country is very active, accepting high numbers of cases, beyond 24XXX. Does anyone can tell me: how do I transfer my case to the embassy in my home country, Kyrgyzstan?
Your best bet is probably to contact the embassy in Kyrgyzstan directly to see if they still have capacity and can schedule you, my understanding is that that they can request your case from Abu Dhabi.Would really appreciate any advice!
Your best bet is probably to contact the embassy in Kyrgyzstan directly to see if they still have capacity and can schedule you, my understanding is that that they can request your case from Abu Dhabi.
PS i don’t think that 11 cases for Abu Dhabi is quite accurate but nevertheless it is indeed a very low number, they issued something like 50 DV visas, mostly in the past couple of months. They hardly interviewed anyone until recently.
Thank you Sm1smom, I am so lucky to find this forum and have the advice of great members as well as Mr.Simon's blog. You did a great job by starting this kind of forum to give advice to people who Also by reading the answers for the questions I learnt a lot. I do not know whether my child could get qualified because we submitted DS-260 which shows immigrant intent. So it would be uncertain as I heard that I have heard that it would be a long process which would take about 8-10 years.Congratulations and thanks for the update. I can't imagine how much this must mean to you seeing as you no longer have to come to the US on a K1 and then go through the long AOS process to become a LPR. Hopefully, your son is able to maintain his non-immigrant status until you become a USC and are able to file for him.
Best of luck to you both!also l
1. Yes I know it takes several years to sponsor an unmarried over 21 child of a LPR. That's why I stated I hope your son is able to "maintain his non-immigrant status'. The potential difficulty for your son will be if he were to leave the US and need to apply for a new NIV from the embassy to enable him return to the US. If he needs to briefly leave the US and he already has a valid NIV, he should be able to do so should the need arise. Otherwise he can remain in the US studying or hopefully finds an employer willing to sponsor him for a work permit which enables his to remain in the US at the end of his current program. It is doable.Thank you Sm1smom, I am so lucky to find this forum and have the advice of great members as well as Mr.Simon's blog. You did a great job by starting this kind of forum to give advice to people who Also by reading the answers for the questions I learnt a lot. I do not know whether my child could get qualified because we submitted DS-260 which shows immigrant intent. So it would be uncertain as I heard that I have heard that it would be a long process which would take about 8-10 years.
Is it ok to go to the US to activate the visa,stay a month and return to finish the unfinished business in the job and other related matters and return for good after 3 months? Do I have to apply for a separate permission? I have read that a re-entry permit can be applied, but it needs biometrics that will take a couple of months to schedule. I just need about 3 months to finish up the business here. So can I return without any permission and travel back with the same passport and visa? Is this 3 months gets reduced when calculations done for further processes?
I got my numbers from official US Dept of State visa issuance data from October to June. July has not been released yet.
Just to add here, that the temporary green card is valid for a year from the date of entry.2. Yes, you can briefly enter the US to activate your LPR status and depart almost immediately for 3 months as planned to tie up loose ends back at home, you do not need a re-entry permit for that. Your current immigrant visa will become a temporary GC upon endorsement (after you've your admission into the US as a LPR), and you can use the temporary GC (which is no longer a "visa" at that point) to return.
When you get your passport back with the visa stamp on it is when it means you one hundred percent got the visa.This might be a dumb question, but when your visa status changes from AP to Issued, it means you one hundred percent got the visa right?? I'm asking just because my passport is not ready for pick-up yet, and I don't know, what if they change their minds last minute? It just feels surreal.
Thank you, Susie, will keep you postedI got my numbers from official US Dept of State visa issuance data from October to June. July has not been released yet.
edit: I see you are specifically looking at Eu issuance in AD. I don’t believe that’s relevant. It’s their general trends that matter but as said, either is low anyway.
I do hope it is not too late for you to be able to change embassies - please keep us updated.
Hello. I know what you are saying and I knew about this problem months ago. I appreciate your concerns and I know they're not out of malice. I've written a whole post in details arguing respectfully why your concern may have been addressed months ago by the government and why this issue may have been solved at least better than your expectation. I know it's a lot, but I was in my arguing mood after reading the text you wrote and the video.
Before everything, I know that you think Iranians get the 4-6 months AP. I have some reasons to believe that I have the probability of getting cleared in time. I've seen a forum for Iranians sharing their AP experience every year from 2016-2008 (before telegram), having read 100s of timelines. I know that the 4-6 months was a rarity rather than a typical one which I also have clues of why it happened for them. I have also seen DV21/22 Iranians' progress in AP. Given my own circumstances, I do see a non-zero probability of getting cleared on time because of maybe a 100 cases that I've skimmed through.
Now, for the visa numbers, running out: I think the government did something in April/May with the expectation of exactly a scenario like this. They actually had the issue in April for AS. I've written some arguments as best I can relying on UAO vs Biden declarations since that is public.
Here's your world: There are only 54850 visa numbers available, literally as in like physical balls present in their system on day 1. To be issued, the person needs one of these. They get sent to the posts once scheduled along with the cases (people in the case) and if they are un-issued they will be sent back to the KCC/VO within 5 calendar days after the month's end by the post (FAM). So, take a perfect scenario, if 54849 visas are issued and the 54850th is at embassy A with one person for a September interview and the guy doesn't show up, the visa can't go to a person at embassy B that has gotten the clearance in September and the 54850th visa number would go to waste as the FY ends before it can be recycled.
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Hello all, I just found out that my interview has been scheduled after giving up on it due to delay reasons from the Cairo embassy. It's due to happen on Sept 1. But I am in a bit of a pickle and would appreciate any help.
My mom was the one who entered the DV lottery for me and chose my country of chargeability as 'Egypt' as that's my citizenship and the passport I hold. However, I was born in the UAE while my parents where working temporarily until I finished my schooling. Does this error void my chances to get the visa? Is there anything I can do or provide to the interviewing officer that can help?
Thanks a lot