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    Passports at I-601 appts

    My husband just had his I-601 interview appt. and they said it would be 4-8 weeks but did not take his passport....why??
    august 2003-met hubby (ewi)
    sept 2005-had our son
    jan 2007-married
    july 2010-sent off i-130
    may 2011-case transferred to nvc
    june 2011-sent all documents to nvc
    july 2011-nvc missing documents
    august 2011-missing photos and i-864
    october 2011-i-864 was incorrect, new pics and new i-864 sent
    feb 2012-nvc sent e-mail all items recieved and case closed at nvc
    feb 2012-notice of appt in juarez for march 23rd
    march 7th 2012-my husband left for mexico
    march 23rd 2012-1st interview-recived blue paper eligible for i601 wiver and have to file i212 also
    march 26th 2012-scheduled waiver appt. (june 15th)
    march 27th 2012-called to see if there were any cancelations to get an earlier appt (they move up to April 27th)

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    They aren't taking them lately because it's taking so long for a decision. The rule is that you can't go to the US until you're approved, not that you have to stay in Mexico until you're approved. What if you wished to travel outside of Mexico? That's the reasoning behind it. It means that you'll need to send it in when you're approved but there are many who need the passport as a form of ID and many who use it to travel.
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    TSK is right if you get approved they will send you a letter via DHL with instructions on how to send your passport back. Then they put the visa in it and send it back to you. It takes a little under two weeks to send the passport and receive it back with the visa inside
    10-17-11 visa interview
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    Thank you great info....

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    Good to know. Interview will be the 17th of may. 2 more weeks!

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