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American Embassy in Japan Can No Longer accept I-130 Immigrant Visa Petitions

In the wake of the enforcement of the Adam Walsh Protection Act , the American Embassy in Japan, as well as all other Embassies and Consulates, can No Longer accept I-130 Immigrant Visa Petitions.

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I-130 in Japan

We submitted our I-130 on January 11th at the Embassy in Tokyo. At that time, this Adam Walsh Act was not in affect, and our I-130 was approved that day. We received an email one week later, stating that our I-130 petition must be re-approved by immigration in America. How long is this going to take? I have not received any information about the status of our petition. If anyone has any information on this, I would appreciate it.

The USCIS announced that Pending I-130s should not be refiled

On February 27, 2007, the USCIS issued a Press Release indicating that pending I-130s should not be refiled. They stated: "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) advises anyone who filed a Petition for Alien Relative, (Form I-130) with an American embassy or consulate since July 2006 that they do not need to re-file the petition. USCIS is working with the Department of State to process those petitions."

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