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  • U Visa Approved (2014)

    Hi Everyone

    A few of you might know me. Here's my timeline:

    Received: Jan 13, 2014,
    Biometrics: About a month later
    DA: Jan 10, 2015
    DA EAD: JUNE 2015 - JUNE 2017
    EAD Renewal App - 3/10/2017
    U-Visa Approval - 4/28/2017 - 4/21/2021

    There's no consistent pattern with the approvals. I think mine was approved because I sent in my EAD renewal and they saw, w.e have a pending u visa app and then approved it. Its been 3 long years but happy that its finally here. Be patient, trust, and pray to whoever (or don't). Good luck and don't lose hope.

  • #2
    Originally posted by dali View Post
    Hi Everyone

    A few of you might know me. Here's my timeline:

    Received: Jan 13, 2014,
    Biometrics: About a month later
    DA: Jan 10, 2015
    DA EAD: JUNE 2015 - JUNE 2017
    EAD Renewal App - 3/10/2017
    U-Visa Approval - 4/28/2017 - 4/21/2021

    There's no consistent pattern with the approvals. I think mine was approved because I sent in my EAD renewal and they saw, w.e have a pending u visa app and then approved it. Its been 3 long years but happy that its finally here. Be patient, trust, and pray to whoever (or don't). Good luck and don't lose hope.
    Congrats Dali.. Happy to hear this.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by dali View Post
      Hi Everyone

      A few of you might know me. Here's my timeline:

      Received: Jan 13, 2014,
      Biometrics: About a month later
      DA: Jan 10, 2015
      DA EAD: JUNE 2015 - JUNE 2017
      EAD Renewal App - 3/10/2017
      U-Visa Approval - 4/28/2017 - 4/21/2021

      There's no consistent pattern with the approvals. I think mine was approved because I sent in my EAD renewal and they saw, w.e have a pending u visa app and then approved it. Its been 3 long years but happy that its finally here. Be patient, trust, and pray to whoever (or don't). Good luck and don't lose hope.
      Congratulations Dali
      My time line
      March 28 2014
      EAD 5-11-2015
      5-11-2017
      Send renewal EAD 2-27-2017
      Showing case was received not updated EAD is expire nest week

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      • #4
        Thanks Scorpion!! Hope everything is going well with bringing your wife here.

        @Leo85 have your attorney reach out to them following the instructions here: http://www.ncdsv.org/images/USCIS_Cu...ndUrelated.pdf

        I did this and three weeks later I got the approval. Not saying it will happen but it could help.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by dali View Post
          Thanks Scorpion!! Hope everything is going well with bringing your wife here.

          @Leo85 have your attorney reach out to them following the instructions here: http://www.ncdsv.org/images/USCIS_Cu...ndUrelated.pdf

          I did this and three weeks later I got the approval. Not saying it will happen but it could help.
          Thanks Dali

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Leo85 View Post
            Thanks Dali
            Hello everyone! Finally got approved. My lawyer received approval notice today.

            Receipt date : March 11, 2014
            Approval date: April 29, 2017

            Hello Scorpion and anyone who knows. The fees for Consular processing and interview, the MRV fee. How to pay it? I'm simply unable to hire another lawyer at this stage. Pls guide me. I give all thanks and praises to my lord Jesus Christ!! And please don't loose hope. I believe people from March will get approval soon.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Special View Post
              Hello everyone! Finally got approved. My lawyer received approval notice today.

              Receipt date : March 11, 2014
              Approval date: April 29, 2017

              Hello Scorpion and anyone who knows. The fees for Consular processing and interview, the MRV fee. How to pay it? I'm simply unable to hire another lawyer at this stage. Pls guide me. I give all thanks and praises to my lord Jesus Christ!! And please don't loose hope. I believe people from March will get approval soon.
              Congratulations special

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              • #8
                I can't find MRV fee for U visa? Any idea about the amount? Do we have to pay a reciprocity fee too?

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                • #9
                  Congrats !

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by dali View Post
                    Hi Everyone

                    A few of you might know me. Here's my timeline:

                    Received: Jan 13, 2014,
                    Biometrics: About a month later
                    DA: Jan 10, 2015
                    DA EAD: JUNE 2015 - JUNE 2017
                    EAD Renewal App - 3/10/2017
                    U-Visa Approval - 4/28/2017 - 4/21/2021

                    There's no consistent pattern with the approvals. I think mine was approved because I sent in my EAD renewal and they saw, w.e have a pending u visa app and then approved it. Its been 3 long years but happy that its finally here. Be patient, trust, and pray to whoever (or don't). Good luck and don't lose hope.
                    Hearty congratulations !

                    Yes, when they are approving cases from March 2014, they should have approved yours before your DA expires. Even God doesn't know their working pattern. Did you pay for the EAD renewal? I think it's better for us not to ask the fee waiver. Lol

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Special View Post
                      Hello everyone! Finally got approved. My lawyer received approval notice today.

                      Receipt date : March 11, 2014
                      Approval date: April 29, 2017

                      Hello Scorpion and anyone who knows. The fees for Consular processing and interview, the MRV fee. How to pay it? I'm simply unable to hire another lawyer at this stage. Pls guide me. I give all thanks and praises to my lord Jesus Christ!! And please don't loose hope. I believe people from March will get approval soon.
                      Hi Special,

                      The visa fee for consular processing is 160$. The payment options are depend on the country from which you are going to apply. It is very easy to schedule your appointment. Let me know which country are you from, I can look it up for you.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Scorpion View Post
                        Hi Special,

                        The visa fee for consular processing is 160$. The payment options are depend on the country from which you are going to apply. It is very easy to schedule your appointment. Let me know which country are you from, I can look it up for you.
                        I'm in India , I guess your wife is too. I confirmed today my record is in PIMS. After that I think below are the steps. Let me know if I'm missing something.

                        1) Fill DS-160
                        2) Pay MRV - 160$ at Axis bank
                        3) schedule fingerprint appointment
                        4) schedule Consular interview appointment

                        My question is, is there any other fee to be paid in Consular Process except MRV? Any idea how long it takes to get back your passport from embassy? Is there anything I'm missing here. Any idea if one needs to Collect visa stamped passport personally from US embassy?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Special View Post
                          I'm in India , I guess your wife is too. I confirmed today my record is in PIMS. After that I think below are the steps. Let me know if I'm missing something.

                          1) Fill DS-160
                          2) Pay MRV - 160$ at Axis bank
                          3) schedule fingerprint appointment
                          4) schedule Consular interview appointment

                          My question is, is there any other fee to be paid in Consular Process except MRV? Any idea how long it takes to get back your passport from embassy? Is there anything I'm missing here. Any idea if one needs to Collect visa stamped passport personally from US embassy?
                          How did you confirm that your record is in PIMS? Please let me know so I can do the same.

                          There is no additional fees besides 160$. Please share your experience with interview will be great help to me.

                          Thank You

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Scorpion View Post
                            How did you confirm that your record is in PIMS? Please let me know so I can do the same.

                            There is no additional fees besides 160$. Please share your experience with interview will be great help to me.

                            Thank You
                            I emailed - [email protected]
                            They responded. I emailed with approval notice. I will absolutely let you know once I appear for my interview. But pls let me know if I missed any steps in my above comment? I'm still waiting to hear from my attorney on the same. Once she confirms I will schedule interview.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Special View Post
                              I emailed - [email protected]
                              They responded. I emailed with approval notice. I will absolutely let you know once I appear for my interview. But pls let me know if I missed any steps in my above comment? I'm still waiting to hear from my attorney on the same. Once she confirms I will schedule interview.
                              Did you attached the notices with email?

                              you are not missing any steps. All looks good. I am waiting on my attorney too. Once she sends all the documents to my wife, I will schedule her interview as well. I have to schedule it with Mumbai consulate. Which one is yours?

                              I am concerned with interview questions they ask you, if you can remember and update me once your interview done. That will be great.

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