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  1. Hey everyone. How is everyone's wait time going? Filed I130: 1/17/2017 NOA1: 1/26/2017 I know we haven't waited long but this is killing me. Anyone having any good luck with TSC?
  2. I didn't see one so I figured I'd start one. I'm new to this place. Here's my story. Been in the US since I was 13 (2004). Served in the Army for six years after high school. Was given my citizenship in the Army in 2011. Sent out i130 for my mom on the 9th of June 2017 Received Acceptance email on the 19th of June 2017. Case routed to Potomac. Anyone know anything about these guys? I wrote a very elaborate cover letter. My mom is severely ill with diabetes and needs treatment, and also, my sister just had a baby in May of this year and we need my mom here. Additionally, I explained my anxiety and depression and how it's affected me since I've been separated from my mother. It affects my ability to focus on anything and I'm so sad and anxious all the time and I suffer from dis-associative disorder. I lost a new job today (literally 4 hours ago) because of this. I'm disassociated because I just want to be home with my mom and brother. My mind isn't here anymore and I don't want to be here. I just want my mom. I'm 26, have never dated, never really done anything...Just waiting for my mother, and waiting. My father screwed things up a lot and has strung us along and hasn't even done anything.
  3. Starting new thread for January 2017 AOS Filers in proper standard VJ format.. MONTH YEAR AOS Filers Happy New Year... Enjoy!
  4. Hey everyone going for an interview in Havana, Cuba in 2017! I decided to start a new forum for those folks whose interview is in Havana, Cuba, who want help on what to do after the NOA2 is approved. There seems to be a hold up of NOA2s pending to be approved (I think USCIS is working Nov 2016 cases right now - as I write this) and there are a few who recently submitted I-129fs who will soon (*I hope*) be on this track. Hope this will help anyone getting ready for the interview process in Cuba. This forum is to: 1. Share links and docs that help filers complete the necessary paperwork for the interview. 2. Share information from various sources that help filers complete forms and gather additional evidence for the interview. 3. Ask questions about the kind of information we need to gather evidence for the interview, especially questions pertaining to the interview process in Cuba. Hope that helps clarify the objective for this forum. Let's get ready! Forena99
  5. Hi guys. Does anybody know how long it takes to get the EAD card after the biometrics? My husband and I are moving out on Oct 1st and I will call USCIS to update my address on that very same day. Do you think it will be enough time for them to send my EAD to my new address? I'm worried they won't update it in their system on time and they will send it to the previous address and I won't receive it and they will refuse to re send it to my new address. Anyone knows what's the options in case they send it and I don't receive it? Thanks
  6. Hi everyone.. we sent our package in late July so I am expecting our NOA1 sometime in Aug...
  7. I am starting a simple timeline thread for N-400 filers whose field office is Los Angeles, Santa Ana or San Diego. I complied three timelines from May 2016 - March 2017 VJ filers. I would appreciate if you can add or update your case status so that everyone can get an idea about field office progress in southern California. These timelines may be not reflect the current status because some of VJers may have given up, was denied or didn't update their status. Los Angels Field Office UserName.........|GC-Date.|Sent.|Cashd|NOA..|Fprints|In Line.|Int ltr..|Intrview|Oath....|Field Office Charlesrs........|04/17/13|04/26|05/03|05/02|05/23/16|09/23/16|10/03/16|10/31/16|12/13/16|Los Angeles, CA S & H ...........|07/24/13|05/02|05/06|05/13|06/08/16|05/27/16|--/--/--|06/08/16|06/18/16|Los Angeles, CA soheil...........|08/03/13|05/06|05/11|05/10|06/06/16|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CAVngbusa..........|08/21/13|05/23|05/26|05/26|06/14/16|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA Em01.............|06/29/09|06/10|06/17|06/16|07/22/16|--/--/--|12/20/16|01/23/17|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA furious.lion.....|09/02/11|06/12|06/15|06/17|07/05/16|11/30/16|12/01/16|01/06/17|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA DandK............|09/18/13|06/20|06/27|06/24|07/11/16|--/--/--|01/12/17|02/17/17|03/15/17|Los Angeles, CA Melusine.........|04/01/09|06/20|06/27|06/29|07/22/16|02/02/17|02/09/17|03/09/17|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA qbertz7..........|03/07/08|06/24|06/30|06/29|07/21/16|--/--/--|01/26/17|03/06/17|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA Vancouver12......|09/11/13|06/27|07/06|07/01|07/19/16|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CAjordan85.........|10/15/13|07/15|07/21|07/21|08/10/16|--/--/--|02/27/17|03/31/17|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA haron1930........|--/--/--|08/18|08/23|08/27|09/13/16|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA HeatGun..........|11/19/13|08/24|09/08|09/07|09/26/16|10/19/16|11/15/16|12/16/16|01/18/17|Los Angeles, CA apple21..........|12/26/11|10/01|10/06|10/07|10/31/16|02/13/17|02/17/17|03/20/17|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA Coffeetealatte...|--/--/--|11/30|--/--|12/04|02/23/17|02/24/17|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA Klsoul...........|06/26/02|12/14|01/05|01/05|01/31/17|02/03/17|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA California_girl92|03/18/14|12/17|12/21|12/21|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA Andy2891.........|04/01/14|12/30|01/12|01/19|02/08/17|03/01/17|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA Jadon_Germany....|03/31/14|12/31|01/03|--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA Lalalala321......|04/07/14|01/10|01/18|--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA ac8238...........|09/01/07|01/12|01/18|01/20|02/16/17|02/23/17|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA Elisar...........|01/01/14|01/23|--/--|02/03|02/24/17|03/01/17|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA KleoLove.........|03/--/13|01/23|02/02|02/04|02/24/17|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA DisneyLovers.....|02/11/09|01/31|02/09|02/09|03/03/17|03/07/17|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA reevolve.........|08/19/11|02/02|02/03|02/08|02/27/17|03/02/17|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA texaspanpan......|10/08/09|02/06|02/13|02/17|03/06/17|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA Santa Ana Field Office UserName.........|GC-Date.|Sent.|Cashd|NOA..|Fprints|In Line.|Int ltr..|Intrview|Oath....|Field Office E-A..............|07/18/13|05/07|05/11|05/11|05/31/16|03/04/17|--/--/--|04/10/17|--/--/--|Santa Ana => San Diego, CA 02/16/17 ladyrant.........|04/21/09|06/14|06/16|06/18|07/06/16|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Santa Ana, CA Kamex009.........|11/08/11|08/11|08/11|08/16|09/06/16|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Santa Ana, CA oc_citizen_2016..|07/01/10|--/--|--/--|09/07|10/07/16|10/13/16|12/27/16|01/25/17|02/15/17|Santa Ana, CAoc_citizen_2016..|07/01/10|--/--|--/--|09/23|10/20/16|10/25/16|01/06/17|02/09/17|--/--/--|Santa Ana, CA scroll...........|03/11/07|11/01|??/??|11/26|12/12/16|12/15/16|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Santa Ana, CA DN Medellin COL..|01/17/14|11/16|11/21|11/19|12/13/16|12/17/16|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Santa Ana, CA DoomDog..........|09/10/10|12/12|12/16|12/16|01/11/17|01/16/17|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Santa Ana, CA Shine11..........|02/23/12|12/13|12/20|12/15|01/12/17|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Santa Ana, CA San Diego Field Office L and T..........|07/26/13|05/14|05/18|05/18|06/10/16|--/--/--|11/16/16|12/16/16|01/18/17|San Diego, CA Frannyglass......|12/10/13|09/30|--/--|10/07|11/04/16|11/10/16|02/21/17|03/28/17|--/--/--|San Diego, CAJerreg...........|11/19/13|12/19|12/30|01/07|01/24/17|01/26/17|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|San Diego, CA Leon & Mylen.....|04/15/14|01/17|01/24|--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|San Diego, CA T & S............|03/06/14|02/01|02/04|02/10|03/03/17|03/09/17|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|San Diego, CA Instructions for adding/updating yourself (or assisting others) to this list: 1. DO NOT DELETE THESE INSTRUCTIONS. 2. Please use your VJ name to avoid confusion. 3. Please make sure you are using Rich Text Editor as your message setting. 4. Click "Quote" on the most recent/updated posting version of this list. 5. Remove the "Quote Coding" at the top and bottom of the list. 6. Always use [Courier New] Font and font size.[12] 7. Make changes and Add Reply. 8. Red Font = "I'm A United States Citizen"! Legend: GC-Date: The 'Resident Since' Date located on your first green card Sent: Date N-400 was mailed to USCIS Cashd: Date your check was cashed / credit card was charged by USCIS NOA: Receipt Notice Date Printed on your official I-797 notification Fprints: Date assigned for fingerprinting (Bio-metrics) In Line: Date you received e-notification about the start of your interview sheduling Int Ltr: Date you received the official letter in the mail regarding interview Interview: Date of your interview Oath: Date Oath taken Field Office: Your local USCIS office where you will have the N-400 interview
  8. Does anyone have an estimate for how long the process will be from sending the petition to getting the visa? We filed our petition in early August. I read that on average it's usually 5-6 months for the overall process but found on one site it should be expected to be looking at a 9-12 month wait
  9. Hello Everybody, maybe anybody know how long can take an administrative process for visa F1 in Colombia ?, in October 20 I start my clases , but my current state is "administrative processing". Help Please thanks.
  10. Visa approved!! Timeline: NOA1: Feb.9,2017 NOA2: July 25,2017 Sent to NVC: Aug 1,2017 MNL case number: Aug 12,2017 Paid AOS and IV: Aug 15,2017 (Sent the expedite letter as well) DS 260 done: Aug 18,2017 Medical: Aug 22,2017 (I went really early and my medical was done in 1 day) Expedite approval and papers sent to Manila, Case status ready: Aug 23,2017 Interview: Sept 5,2017 - Approved!! VOH: Soon!! Interview experience : My schedule was 6:45 but went there at 6 am, I went straight to the guard and showed my interview appointment letter, he told me to go inside and fall in line which I did, we waited for 30 minutes and they let us in (naawa siguro kasi sobrang lakas ng ulan). Second set of lady guards or assistants, idk what they are gave us zip lock bags for our passport, the bio of your passport should be showing. Also show your DS 260 or 160 because they will put a sticker. Follow the line and go inside the embassy. Inside the embassy, you will go through 2 scanners, just be courtious and follow instructions of the guards because they get irritated easily... Next step: I waited inside for the Pre screening windows to open. And when it was my turn the lady was very pleasant. Her questions were: Hi how are you? Answered I'm fine, and you? She said she's OK. Asked for my DS 260 and passport. What's my name? Who is petitioning me? A:My husband (his name) Asked how we met. Asked for the original documents (CENOMAR. MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE. BIRTH CERTIFICATE. AOS. NBI, MEDICAL RESULTS) And she asked questions about ourselves. She said me and my husband are very lucky because we are both single, same age and same hobbies which is online gaming and animes and we are both Filipino. Told me to proceed to the window for finger scanning TIP: BEFORE YOUR INTERVIEW, MOISTURIZE YOU HAND ALWAYS KASI MAY PALYA YUNG FINGER SCANNER NILA. Finger scanning experience : I've read a lot about this guy that he gets irritated easily!! The person before me was asked to stand aside because their paper isn't ready.. So he took mine instead and asked my name and date of birth then asked me to press my left four fingers without the thumb and I did, isang click lang scan agad (always moisturize your hands sis) then he said very good, now right hand please, then I did as well, and thank God, one click lang ulit na scan na, then asked to press the scanner with my two thumbs and BAM na scan ulit!! he was pleased and he even did a small talk, He smiled and asked so where are you going? And I answered San Diego, California sir, and then he said wow California girl and I gave him the best smile I can give to someone, he told me good luck and I said thank you, and have a good day sir. Next step is the final interview. I wasn't really nervous, as long as you know your relationship is genuine ang dali lang ng tanong. The interviewer was a beautiful American woman, she asked me to swear an oath and have my fingers scanned then I gave my ds 260 TIP: ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS BE PREPARED TO GIVE YOUR DS 260. And LISTEN TO YOUR SURROUNDINGS BECAUSE THE PEOPLE BEFORE YOU WERE GIVEN INSTRUCTIONS LIKE PREPARE YOUR DS 260 AND HABANG NAKAUPO KA IPREPARE MO NA RIN PARA PAG TURN MO NA, PASA AGAD!! DAPAT ACTIVE KASI GUSTO NG AMERICANS MABILISAN BECAUSE TIME IS GOLD FOR THEM.THEY HAVE A LOT TO DO AND YOU HOLDING THEM UP WILL MAKE THEM IRRITATED. she asked me the standard questions that the Filipina consul asked me.. Name? Husband's name? Job? Where does he live? Have I ever been outside the country? My age? And then she stopped asking and was doing something with her computer.. I am a very chatty person so while she was fixing her computer I complimented her eyelashes because she was wearing extensions and ako kasi mahilig rin ako sa make ups and beauty stuff, she said thank you, told her I'm planning to get one as well, then she told me that I better get one before I go to America cuz it's expensive there.. And then she said, OK Lora I'll be endorsing your visa for approval. Expect your visa to be delivered within 2 weeks. I was like.. Ok mam. Uhhh that's it?? She said yea, just get a pamphlet and update your delivery information online Me: um so I can go home? Her: Yes, and tell the good news to your husband. I bid her good bye and thank you and told her to have a nice day. TIP: Always be pleasant and pro active. They really appreciate applicants who can answer questions right away, ayaw nila ng paulit ulit and smile, be confident and as much as possible,dont get an interpreter.. Because you will be migrating to America, it's natural that you should know their language. And the best tip is have faith, prayers really do move mountains. Pray to whoever your God is may it be Allah or Buddha or Jesus, as long as you pray hard and be a good person. Good things will come to you! "And when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it" - The Alchemist. Thank you so much for this group and shout out to my mommy and angel Katrina Martin. Thank you for guiding me and I will forever be thankful with what you did. I love you sis and may all the blessings and good karma be given to you and your family.
  11. Just a little note on my experience for those that may be considering DCF processing through the Seoul, South Korea field office. Overall the experience was great. The embassy officials and security staff were kind, helpful, considerate and professional. The total time to get through the whole process from arrival to finishing answering all our questions was around 20 min. They opened the customer window early because we were the only people there at the time and we were a few minutes early for our appointment. Here is a list of documents that they took when we submitted. In the end the list of documents asked for was minimal and pretty straight forward. 1. i-130 and i-130a petition 2. 2 color USA Passport size photographs. 1 each for both of us 3. Copies of the biographic pages of our passports 4. Copy of my alien registration card 5. Copy of my wife's Korean ID card 6. Copies of my wife's Korean Family Census Register - 3 separate parts as outlined on the Seoul Embassy website 7. Copy of our marriage certificate 8. Copies of my entry and exit into and out of Korea to coaberate my address history. 9. Fee of $535 USD The one thing that has surprised us both is how quick approval came. We applied on Friday September 9 just before the Labor Day weekend. We thought it would mean a delay of a few days in what was explained to be an 8 week process. Well, we were wrong. The USCIS approval came on Wednesday September 6. So in reality is took just 3 full business days to process us through DCF Seoul. Just keep in mind that our case is very rare. On average it is more like 5 weeks with more complicated cases taking longer. I hope this helps people get ready for this process. Also keep in mind that how well your documents are prepared will have a bearing on the time it takes to get through this stage. Make sure all copies of documents have a header that lists the petitioner and or beneficiary along with the date of birth. If you have an A-Number be sure to include that as well. Peace to all. Good luck and have a great one.
  12. Does anyone have a waiver currently processing at the Nebraska Service Center? #2017
  13. Hello! I have a few last questions about filling I-129F, and if anyone can help me out, it would be really helpful!! 1. I know that A-Number is the same as USCIS #, and I thought I figured out all of this, but now I am a little worried. I was in the states as an international student, so I had an F1 visa. After graduating from college, I applied for OPT, and got Employment Authorization Card. This card was expired on July 12th, 2017. (Just FYI: I came back to Japan before the card was expired.) There is USCIS # on my Employment Authorization Card, but does anyone know if this USCIS # (which I believe the same as an A-Number) is still valid even after the card is expired? Do you think I can put this number as my A-Number on I-129F? 2. This is the question about Page# 8, Item number 51 on I-129F. I tried to find the answer here, but couldn't find the exact answer, so please forgive me for asking the quite repetitive question on this website.. The question of Item number 51 is " Is your fiance related to you?" I am confused because of the selections of the answer which is "Yes," "No," and "N/A, Beneficiary is my spouse." I am not related to my fiance, so I know the answer is not "Yes" for sure. But my questions is if I should choose "no" or "N/A, Beneficiary is my spouse." I am his finace, and not his spouse "yet" so can I simply choose "No" ?? 3. This is my another concern.. I have a lot of different jobs past five years only because I changed my job every time I went back to my country during the school breaks. I also had a multiple different employments in the states since I was a performer and each gig was a short term employment (I had some gigs that hired me for a day or two days, and I paid tax). So I made the list by Word that is easy to read/understand my employment history, and it became 8 pages long.. The length shouldn't be an issue since I am writing the truth, right..? I am for sure a little bit paranoid about the process, and I am probably worried about too little thing. But since there are a lot of people who are going through or went through this process, any advice is appreciated! Thank you so much for reading my questions!
  14. Hi ,my name is Daphney, on may 16th 2017, my fiance sent 1-129f application same sex , we already receive Noa1 almost four months ago. But we haven't receive the noa2 yet, Any same sex in the process this year's? , I'm so stressed. Can somebody give me some information about your experience? thanks
  15. I filed super late for a DACA renewal in April 2017. Per my lawyer I would not need to renew because he was certain an I-131 petition would be approved. Long story short DACA expired May 19, 2017. *DACA renewal was received: April 12, 2017 * July 18, 2017: Still waiting..... Anyone else in a similar situation? Please comment...
  16. I sent my package out on Friday (8/18/17) to the Chicago P.O. box address (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, P.O. Box 805887, Chicago, IL 60680-4120) through USPS for my I-130 and I-485 application. My package has "Arrived at Post Office 8/21/2017 7:26am CHICAGO IL 60680" and it's still "in-transit." The status hasn't changed since then and I'm worried that my package is lost. Does this mean this has been delivered to the right location? Did USCIS just not pick it up yet? Please let me know what I should think of this and what kind of action I should take. Thank you!
  17. Hello Guys, I am starting this forum as I-130 August 2017 Filers, Please Join me if you have already submitted or intend to submit your petition in August 2017. Regards.
  18. Hi guys.. I had a quick question.. I am am planning on travelling to the UK in October, my green card has expired and I'm waiting for my new one to arrive.. My question is.. can I travel on my extension letter?.. What is the following procedure that I have to follow in order to apply for a visa for the U.K. on my extension letter.. Thanks in advance!..
  19. Hi, my husband is the petitioner (U.S. Citizen) and I am the beneficiary (H-1B visa holder). Our situation is funky because I am currently on an "unpaid leave of absence." Please take a look at my situation and any guidance would be really helpful. I'm trying to file my application this Wednesday or this Friday the latest. [Current Situation] - I was laid off and have paystub until 6/30/2017. The company has agreed to have me "employed" until 9/30/2017 and put me on an unpaid leave of absence. - I was out of the country during 6/24/2017-7/4/2017 and came back to the States on an H-1B status. I talked to a lawyer and she told me that I need an evidence that shows that I entered the States with valid H-1B visa. So, I have asked my company to write me an unpaid leave of absence letter. [Questions] - Is getting a leave application crucial? If so, what should it say? Please give me examples / sample sentences if possible. - Should my leave of absence start on 7/5 (the day after I came back from my trip) or 7/1 (since my paystub ends on 6/30)? If neither, when should it start? - If I don't submit my leave of application, would USCIS eventually ask for it? - Is there a chance that USCIS doesn't accept my "unpaid leave of absence" even with the leave application? If that's the case, what should I do? - What should I do if my I-130 or I-485 is rejected? Would I be able to stay in the States or would I be deported? What other visa can I transfer to? I would like to either work or go back to school. - I didn't include I-131 (travel document) since it's suggested that I don't go out of the country even if I have it. I thought this would make my case riskier. Please let me know if this is a good idea or whether submitting I-131 wouldn't risk my case. - Please see my checklist and let me know if I need to take out or add anything else Thank you so much in advance for your help and time! Part 1. I-130 Form G-1145, E-Notification of application/petition acceptance Check for $535.00 Filing Fee Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative Two passport-style photos of petitioner Two passport-style photos of beneficiary A copy of certificate of naturalization A copy of petitioner’s biographical page of passport A copy of certification of marriage Form I-130A, Supplemental Information for Spouse Beneficiary Evidence of Bona Fide Marriage A copy of joint account bank statement A copy of current apartment leasing contract A copy of energy and gas bills A copy of phone and internet bills A copy of automobile insurance policy A copy of previous apartment leasing contract and bank statements A copy of affidavit letter of support from a friend A copy of affidavit letter of support from a family member Photos and supporting documents of petitioner and beneficiary time by time with family and friends Proof of beneficiary’s current status in U.S. A copy of current H-1B Approval Notice (I-797A and I-797C) A copy of H-1B Visa A copy of I-94 A copy of W-2 forms for 2014, 2015 and 2016 A copy of beneficiary’s employee earning statement (paycheck stubs – recent three months) A copy of leave application A copy of resume, offer letter from current employer, MBA diploma and college diploma Part 2. I-485 Form G-1145, E-Notification of application/petition acceptance 1. Check for $1,225.00 Filing Fee 2. Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status Two Passport-style photos of beneficiary A copy of current passport A copy of passport page containing the entry Visa A copy of passport page containing the entry stamps A copy of I-94 A copy of H-1B Approval notice (I-797A and I-797C) A copy of I-20 (OPT) A copy of Employment Authorization Card (EAD) (Front & Back) A copy of Leave Application A copy of resume, offer letter from current employer, MBA diploma and college diploma A copy of certificate of personal records translated in English (proof of birth) A copy of certificate of personal records in native language (proof of birth) A copy of certificate of kinship translated in English A copy of certificate of kinship in native language Evidence of Eligibility which includes A copy of certificate of marriage A copy of joint account bank statement A copy of current apartment leasing contract A copy of energy and gas bills A copy of phone and internet bills A copy of automobile insurance policy A copy of previous apartment leasing contract and bank statements A copy of affidavit letter of support from a friend A copy of affidavit letter of support from a family member Photos and supporting documents of petitioner and beneficiary time by time with family and friends G-325a, Biographical Information for Beneficiary I-693, Report of Medical Examination & Vaccination Records Sealed envelope containing I-693 completed by civil surgeon 3. I-765, Application for Employment Authorization Two passport-style photos of beneficiary A copy of current passport A copy of passport page containing the entry Visa A copy of passport page containing the entry stamp A copy of I-94 A copy of Employment Authorization Card (EAD) (Front & Back) A copy of H-1B Approval notice (I-797A and I-797C) A copy of Marriage Certificate A copy of Federal Tax Return for 2014, 2015 and 2016 A copy of beneficiary’s employee earning statement (paycheck stubs – recent three months) A copy of leave application 4. I-864, Affidavit of Support (Petitioner) A copy of certificate of naturalization A copy of petitioner’s biographical page of passport A copy of Federal Tax Return for 2015 and 2016 of petitioner A copy of W2 forms for 2014, 2015 and 2016 A copy of 1098-T forms for 2014, 2015 and 2016 Supplement for I-864, Part 6, Item 20
  20. I'm concurrently filing I-130 and I-485 to change from H1B to permanent resident through marriage. For Part 8, #63b is should I answer "No" if I answered "Yes" in #63a? Or leave it blank? #63a reads "Have you EVER failed or refused to attend or to remain in attendance at any removal proceeding filed against you on or after April 1, 1997?" #63b reads "If you answered to Item Number 63.a is "Yes," do you believe you had reasonable cause? For Part 2, #3 - I'm an H1B visa holder (approved Oct 2016). Do I put my H1B receipt number on my I-797? (The one that starts with EAC, WAC, etc.) For all applications, the instructions say not to leave anything blank so I'll be writing "N/A." But should I write "N/A" for questions that include the phrase "if any"? For example, I'm currently married and have no previous marriages. For I-485, there is a section "Information About Prior Marriages (if any)." Should I leave this section blank or write "N/A" for all blanks? Thank you!
  21. Hi everyone who is also filing for AOS this August, 2017. Hopefully we can keep our progress updated here and possibly contribute and help each other in this long journey. This is my timeline so far: • 08.03.2017: I-130, I-485, EAD filed to the Chicago Lockbox • 08.04.2017: package received and signed by JC (overnight, using express mail) • 08.09.2017: 'acceptance' and receipt confirmation on text message and email (got 2 case numbers, not 3 because not applying for AP) and routed to the National Benefits Center • 08.10.2017: checks cashed (do they always do this immediately?) And that's it so far. I am adjusting from an overstayed B-2 visa and got married in July 2016. I will update here as soon as I get any notification and keep and updated timeline. Let's hope that everything goes smooth and fast for everyone!
  22. In the completely off-topic-while-we-wait category: total solar eclipse across the middle of the US on August 21! Who's going to see it? and where are you living/traveling to to make that happening? May the skies be cloud-free!!!! (please excuse me if there's already a thread about this; I've searched a bit and haven't found one)
  23. Hi I filed I-130 for my wife on March 21 and the case was received on March 23. At that time I was a green card but now a citizen. On July 13 my application was upgraded to citizen(Immediate relative). Can I know if there are others here who applied around same time and what their progress is ? Thanks
  24. Are there any September 2016 filers here whose got any case update from USCIS?
  25. I have a petition for an EB3 from a US employer (PD Jan 2017) and looking at current visa bulletin trend it seems to be moving fast with a possibility of being current in December 2017 or Jan 2018. I am also engaged to a US citizen and been dating for 4 years now which entails travelling to and from US for almost 2 years now ( I am currently in the US on a B2). I have read stories of how it was nightmare to process for AOS, and also a long wait period depending on service center. We would like to close the distance the soonest and for me to also start working ASAP. My question is, which would be the quickest way to go at the moment? Which route is less complicated between K1/CR1 and EB3? Is it possible to have an ongoing EB3 with an AOS after marriage?