On hold. Avery Mills and Omar Albakkour returned for TLC’s limited series 90 Day Fiancé: Self-Quarantined, where they shared an update on Omar’s visa process. Like many other things, Omar’s interview for his spousal visa was postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“We have been married for over a year now and we’ve been waiting so long for him to come to the U.S.,” Avery said in her confessional on the Monday, May 18 episode. She explained she and Omar talk via FaceTime for about two to three hours per day, and they spend the rest of the day texting. “There’s really not much of a difference with Omar and I’s relationship right now during this crisis because we usually only talk via text or video chat. So in that sense, it didn’t change,” she added.
She opened up about her trip to Lebanon to visit Omar and meet his family in person for the first time, which was documented on season 6 of 90 Day Fiancé: What Now?
“When I got back, I actually had great news, that we had an interview scheduled for his spousal visa for him to come to the United States for March 30,” Avery revealed. “Unfortunately, just a few days before his interview, we got news that it was canceled due to COVID-19.”
While they await the visa process, Avery lives in Columbus, Ohio and Omar lives in his native country of Syria. Avery lives alone with her cat and attends a local college. While the coronavirus pandemic has not directly affected her long-distance marriage with Omar, she still worries about him in Syria since the country is still in the middle of a civil war. Back at home, Avery also worries about her mom, since she’s an essential worker at a COVID-19 testing center.
Despite all the uncertainty, Avery and Omar have decided on a plan B for their future together if Omar’s spousal visa does not get approved. “If he doesn’t get to come here within the next six months, we are going to move to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Dubai,” she explained. “But it really ruins his chances to come to the U.S. because I will no longer have a job in the U.S. If I’m working in Dubai, that doesn’t count for his visa here. It’s like we’re back at square one. And we really don’t know what to do.”
90 Day Fiancé: Self-Quarantined airs on TLC Mondays at 9 p.m. ET.
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