My fiance had an interview for the k1 visa in Casablanca, Morocco. He was given a letter that said his via was denied because he was eneligable for reasons "listed below" the other box was checked and no reason/explination given. When I called the consulate I was told our petition was sent back for further review. What does that mean? How long can this take? what should we do now? Should we withdaw the k1 petition and get married in Morocco and file the k3? I hope smeone can advise we are a couple that lives a very modest lifestyle so it is difficult for us to afford a lawyer. It will be appreciated if someone could just shed some light and direct us in the right direction. Thanks in advance for your time :0)
It means it has been sent to Immigration in the US to reassess the petition.
You can email me directly via the link provided below as i had clients in a similar situation in Casablanca and they are now happily reunited in the US, you can speak to them if you wish.
I will agree with the previous attorney. The other option is to file the K3 or file the straight greencard if you are already married to her. In fact, if you are already married, you cannot file the K1. You can also refile the entire k1.
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Once the USCIS receives the case back from the US Consulate, it will likely issue a request for evidence or notice of intent to deny. In both cases, you have an opportunity to respond to the reasons for denial. In the past the USCIS has taken up to several years to issue the request, but more recently, this has been occurring in 3-6 months form the return of the file.
The denial presumably would have to do with the failure to meet the requirements of the visa (e.g., no proof that you have actually met within the past 2 years or other reason).
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