TheVans

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About TheVans

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  • First Name
    Marcel
  • Last Name
    van Niekerk
  • SA Location
    Louis Trichardt
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    Afrikaans
  1. For those of you who are interested - I would like to make you part of our journey and maybe it helps someone else in the future as I found there is limited information for South Africans petitioning with the i-360 form. Just an update on our i-360 petition in the EB4 category at USCIS. The priority date for our application is 15 September 2017 and we only expected a response around mid-December. So it happened that on day 54 of our application we received an RFE. We would have been stoked to have received an approval notice instead but we are grateful that our application is being processed a month earlier than we expected. My employer, who is the petitioner, is now waiting to receive the RFE so that we can see exactly what they are requesting. I will update you on the RFE. We are consulting the immigration lawyers again on this so that we can be sure we are sending everything USCIS needs. Here are also a few updates on our local documentation applications: 1. Unabridged Birth Certificates (R75 per application ) Applied on: 1 Nov 2017 Received on: 08 Nov 2017 (we are still waiting for my wife's certificate) 2. Police Clearance (R114 per application) Applied on: 06 Nov 2017 Received on: - 3. Unabridged Marriage Certificate (R75 per application) (We have reapplied as they issued us previously with an abridged certificate instead of an unabridged version.) Applied on: 09 Nov 2017 Received on: - 4. North-West University Graduation Certificate (R200) Applied on: 02 Nov 2017 Received on: 08 Nov 2017 Hope everyone has a great day!
  2. Thanks Raven. We visited my future employer in Hanover December 2016. We loved the area! We are heading over for another visit in March 2018. Maybe we could meet up? While I'm posting I just want to make a correction on my earlier post. Our unabridged marriage certificate was issued the same day. The unabridged birth certificate took a whole day to gather all the info and complete the paper work. We submitted the application the next day and were told to wait 2 months. This coming week we will be filing our police clearance. I'll update on when we receive everything.
  3. Thanks Malamute We will be going to Pennsylvania. My employer is based in Hanover but the house my employer is offering is in Spring Grove.
  4. Hi everyone, I'd like to introduce myself to the forum members and share a bit of our journey. I've been reading through many of the posts and it gives one the sense that you are not alone because sometimes the whole visa process gets a bit lonely. I currently have an I-360 Special Immigrant Religious Worker petition filed at USCIS. The petition was filed by my future employer in the States. We will receive a decision notice earliest around 15th December 2017. Luckily for us, the visas in our category are current. In the EB4 Special Immigrant Category my wife can apply for her GC as a derivative. We don't have kids so things are less complicated in that area. I guess our challenge is with regard to the house, vehicle, and belongings........ We've been getting our documents ready for our future consular interview - I must say we have been able to source our unabridged marriage and birth certificates with far less hassles than I have read of on these forums. Our little town seems to offer same day services. If all goes well we are hoping for our plans to fall in place around April next year. I'm looking forward to sharing and learning in this forum.