My sister is a US citizen, she sponsored me after I over-stayed my 3 month visit visa to the USA in 2001. After the initial petition of application I left Tacoma, WA for my home country (Fiji). In 2005 I wanted to visit USA again and I was given 10 year ban to the USA. The 10 year ban is expired now. My priority date is current now. I don't know what to do next, who do I contact to let them know. I don't want to lose this opportunity and I am sorry for my past over-staying record. I am writing my sister's address in Tacoma, Washington. Thank you for listening to my case. I look forward to your help.
Contact an Immigration Attorney to put together your I-485 packet. Your finalized Immigration Visa Packet will arrive at the US Embassy in the country where you are living. Good Luck.
GOOD NEWS !. Contact your Sister. She should have received a communication from the NationalVIsa Center in Portsmouth NewHampshire, with instructions to start your immigrant visa Processing and a bill fo payment of fees. Have her contact the at (603) 334-0700, she will need the Petition number, her name and birthdate and your name and birth date to get the ball rollig. Good luck. Let me know if I can help.
You were supposed to get a letter from NVC wheb your priority date became current. After that you have a year to initiate adjustment process. Did you get the letter?
The US State Department is processing visas corresponding to petitions with priority dates of April 15, 2002. Therefore, since your US citizen sister filed her petition in 2001, your visa is definitely available at this time and you should not allow the limited one year period for processing your visa application to expire. Since you have complied with the Ten Year Bar resulting from your unlawful presence, you should proceed without delay to contact the NVC. There is enough complexity in these cases that you should retain a competent immigration attorney to assist you. Best wishes.
Time to contact the NVC, particularly if they don't have a current address.
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