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  1. While waiting for my interview letter (since april 18th of this year) I have moved and changed address three times. This is not my fault but of my mother's caprice and now I just found out (no one told me of this before ) that this will make my application take more time, around 90 days each time I move. Does this mean I have to wait 270 days or more? It has already been almost three months living in a new location. My mother wants to move again and I told her about my situation and she does not care at all to affect me. The house is under my and my sister's name but she's "The boss" if you can call it like that. What rights do I have as an owner to stop her from selling the house so quickly again? and how is this affecting my process right now? I'm in jacksonville florida and I used to live in Miami, fl if that helps.
  2. PODS requires that the beneficiary visa is ATLEAST 1 year. Our CR1 Visa says expiry JAN31 2018. Does this mean that I can't use PODS? Anyone that has used PODS, help!
  3. I have a quick question. So my wife and I will be moving to California from the East Coast (Maryland) however we are still in the process of waiting for her Work Permit and Green Card. We will be signing our lease to our new place on Sept 1st. We filed the EADS and AOS paperwork in June, so we expect to receive her Work Permit some time in September or October, judging by others here on the site. Will this cause any problems? How do I redirect all our USCIS things to the new address in California? If anyone has experience with this, that would help us out a lot! Thanks in advanced and I look forward to reading your responses!
  4. Hello, My name is Sylwia and I just am looking for some information. I and my fiance would like to get married and for me to move over to the USA to be with him as the long distance has been really making things hard for our relationship. He is American and I am Polish. I have lived in the UK for the past 10 years. We are currently engaged and have been together for over 3 years and last seen each other in person June 2016. We are trying to figure out which will be the easier way to go on about our situation. Could someone who has been through the process just advise on the following: - if I were to apply for the fiance visa to go to the USA, what are the rough charges and processing times? - Once over there and we got married do I have to apply for a spousal visa or can I just apply for status adjustment? How much does it cost and how long does it take? or - does he need a fiance visa or the marriage visitor visa if we want to get married if he will not be staying here any longer than is necessary? - The spousal visa for the USA. I got lost with what you have to apply for to get it. Correct me if I'm wrong but this would be the break down of the costs : * Immigrant petition for relative (I-300) $535 * Processing fee $325 * Biometric information $85 * Whatever the cost of the medical exam, police reports, travel to the consulate in London and the interview would be. Could someone just help me out here because I am getting so confused with what and where and why and I can't for the love of god work out an estimated price for all this. So if you could help please advise.
  5. Hey there all, I have some questions in light of a situation that my wife and I are going through. So here is my situation: My wife and I are thinking of moving to Florida to be closer to her parents and my wife and I would also like for me to get citizenship as soon as I can. The only hiccup would be that she had a job interview this morning and I think she has a pretty good chance at getting the job she applied and interviewed for in Florida. So let's say she gets offered the job and takes it and has to move down to Florida. I would have to stay in NYS and sell the house and move/get a job in FL once the house sells. How is this going to affect my citizenship application? It would be an involuntary separation, but it is not like she is being laid off from her job, we would just like to be closer to her family. Would I have to wait for another 2 years to file citizenship.
  6. A friend of mine is moving from the US (Los Angeles area) to Europe. Usually questions in this forum are asked for moving to the US, but he is doing it the other way around. Is there anyone who can recommend a shipping company for this?
  7. Hi All, Here is my situation: 1. I currently work at a legal consulting firm, and earn $67.5K a year. 2. I will be leaving my job on 8/1/2017 to pursue a PhD in another state. 3. My PhD program has been guaranteed to be fully funded for five years with a stipend of $25k in my first year as detailed by my acceptance letter on the department's letterhead. 4. I will not receive my first paycheck from the university until the end of September. 5. I am planning on filing on 7/1/2017, a month before I leave my current employment. Questions: 1. Should I disclose that I will be pursuing alternative employment, and provide a mix of my income from my current job and my upcoming employment as a PhD student under current annual income? 2. Should I provide my current salary, minus the portion I won't receive since I will be quitting, ignoring all income from my stipend, and disclose that I am leaving my job to attend the program? 3. Should I just provide my annual salary, not disclose I am leaving for this program, and then give a new i-864 for when my interview is with my updated income? Concerns: 1. I definitely don't want to conceal a material fact. I know I will be quitting to attend this program. 2. I won't have any evidence the university is paying me until the end of September, which could feasibly be after my interview date. 3. I have already put that the applicant's intending address is in the new state, even though we have yet to move, so they know I am leaving, which could suggest I will be finding other employment. Thanks, Petitioner
  8. Hey all, We filed for AOS in December (living near Tahoe City, CA) and are now planning on moving to Oakland, CA for the beginning of June. My EAD was approved successfully in March and the case status for the i-485 has been sitting at "Case is Ready to be Scheduled for an Interview" since then as well. My question is: Will moving to a new place potentially slow our application processing? We will obviously update our physical and mailing address with USCIS once we move/have the info, my curiosity is in whether the case may move from one "local office" to another by us moving ourselves. I haven't been able to determine which office our application would be at - or if it's even made it to a local office yet to begin with, so I'm not sure what to anticipate from here on out. Any similar experience/feedback appreciated!
  9. Looking at options for moving stuff, mostly clothes, from Dnipropetrovsk to Michigan. Has anybody been able to find any affordable options?
  10. Hello! So me and my fiance are in the middle of filing for a K-1 visa. We have sent off the I-129F form and all that goes with it, and it was received almost 2 months ago. I had recently made a move from an apartment I lived in for years to my parents for a short time due to my roommate getting married. And then out of my parent's into another apartment around 2 months ago. Well an apartment a family member owns has just opened up and I am really wanting to move again into it since it would save me money. My question is, will moving again cause any delays in our I-129F petition being approved? I saw on the USCIS where you can go and change your address. But I just want to make sure this isn't going to end up "hurting" us later on. Any input?
  11. Hey friends, My husband and I have been talking about renting a house instead of an apartment for a couple months now. The apartment we are currently in is technically rented by my father-in-law (we are just occupants) though he doesn't live with us. We want something more spacious, closer to work, and without people living underneath or over top of us. And we made a deal when we get a bigger place I can have a puppy! My FIL recently resigned our lease for another year without discussing it with us, so we still have 10 months left of this lease. After reviewing the lease agreement multiple times, it states that should we leave the lease early we are required to give a minimum of 60 days notice. It also includes situations that would permit us to provide less than 60 days notice. When my father-in-law renewed the lease for another year he told the apartment we may leave early and they informed him that there is also a penalty equal to two months rent due upon notification of leaving. My issue it that we signed a lease that included a provision about what we should expect if we decide to terminate the lease prior to the end date. If the property management company wants to create a penalty it should be included in the lease agreement. I took contract law courses and in my mind, the penalty is not in the contract we signed, therefore it shouldn't be enforceable. Has anyone had any experience with terminating a lease with an apartment prior to the end date of the lease? Does anyone know if the property management company has the right to create new fees without including it in our agreement? I'm not impressed that they are adding additional fees! Any advice would be great.
  12. Hi helpful people of visa journey! I haven't been on here here for awhile, as we have been living in California with all our residency / citizenship stuff sorted. Except now, we are moving back ( husbands work)...? Anyone have recommendations for a moving company they used for a cross border move ? You know... where the company didn't try to rip you off and were professional ?;) My husbands company is paying the lions share , but we need to find the movers ... recommendations appreciated
  13. I came to the US on a CR-1 Visa and now I am in process of removing conditions. My wife and I has been living together since first day I came here, couple of months ago the company where I work at since a year and half got acquired by another company out of state. They laid people off and wanted to keep others, they offered me a job with them but out of state (3 hours away one way commute from where I live), they will keep my seniority and benefits, they will also give me a raise and will pay my moving expenses (I am a supervisor and they need my experience because they acquired the contracts that are in the works already). I applied for jobs around where I live but had no luck at all, add to that the pay is way less than what I used to make and what they new people offered me. Today I signed with them on taking the job because I have no other option or I will be unemployed, and with just my wife's income we can't support ourselves completely (she has 2 kids). I will be eligible to file for N400 under the 3 years rule in October 2017. I will rent small apartment near the job because it's almost 3 hours commute one way from our martial home. Meanwhile I will keep looking for jobs near us so I can move back to live together. I am not going to change my address on anything because I am still going to our home every weekend or she might come to my new place. Will I be able to file for N400 in October with such situation?
  14. Hello All, I hope someone could offer some information that I can provide to my shippers or recommendations. I (hopefully) arrive in the US late March on a K-1 Visa which itself expires 1st week of May. I am leaving the UK for two weeks travelling in Ireland with my US Fiancée so I leave the UK itself in two weeks and so wanted to get the shipping off my hands soon. My plan had been based on the last year of research and preparing for my move. I’ve seen the K-1 mover’s queries and believed that the transfer was practical and straightforward. I shot out emails with my shipment details for quotes to 10 companies who sent back decent quotes but when I asked for confirmation of the process using a K1 Visa I get stonewalled. Their standard replies are: Can’t ship on Temporary Visa Those that do say I can ship on a K1 then say the Vessel must arrive before Visa Expires. You will either need to the goods to arrive whilst the visa is valid. If not, you will not be able to ship the goods until you have your residency visa in your passport. I have just spoken with my customs agent in the USA and the FIDI regulations remain the same. Any personal effects which are shipped into the USA without a USA passport or visa will be destroyed at customs in addition to which you will be fined. I have explained the K1 and its process to them but they say I need an unexpired Visa or a Green-Card to ship my items. Did I completely miss the situation or can someone help me out with some definitive proof that I can ship to the US in this situation (Goods to arrive after K1 Expired and no green card yet) Thanks for your time John
  15. Hi everyone I am still very new to this site so please forgive me if this has already been answered, but I have already searched the website. My question is about changing address during or just before the NVC has received our petition. I received my NOA2 17 days ago but have not received my NVC case number yet. I was planning on moving in two weeks for a better job offer (again). Is there any point during the K-1 process that changing address will cause a delay? I was told there would be at some point by a service I am using, but I'm not sure if that's right. That is my main question, anyone who is willing to read more detail about my situation read on, but it is a bit complicated. This would be my second job change and move during the K1 process, and I would be taking my old job back with an increase in pay. I filed the petition on October 31st 2016, moved December 17th 2016, got my NOA2 February 10th 2017, and am now waiting for my NVC case number. I was also thinking of keeping my current address after moving and having my Dad forward me the paperwork and/or info, so I am also wondering how much relevant paperwork I will be receiving after I get my NVC case number. When I look at the timeline on VisaJourney it doesn't look like much, plus I will be following the instructions of the service I am using for everything I will be sending to the NVC (don't worry they have done an excellent job so far, filipinafianceevisa.com). The other concern I have is if I keep my current address but actually move, I may have to show up with/send in paystubs with an address that does not match what they have on file, and even if my boss can put another address on them, I may have to submit old paystubs from when I worked there before that do show a Colorado address. My other concern is how they will view two job changes in five months. I do not have a hard time holding a job, here in California was just an opportunity that did not pan out as well as I had hoped. I am also a Marine Corps vet and could always go back in if need be. Anyway, anyone who takes time to read this or answer thank you.
  16. Just out of curiosity, does anybody have a recommendation for a sea freight or other low-cost shipping option from Cebu to the east coast of the US? Preferably someone you have used? My wife's CR1 was approved and we're starting to sort out what we can and cannot get over here, but so far we're not finding a ton of options on shipping. So far, the ones we found were roughly the same cost as just putting it on the airplane as excess baggage, just a LOT slower, or are mostly Manila->west coast options with drastic extra charges for Cebu or the east coast of the US. We're probably only talking about 50-100lbs at most, generally some books of sentimental value and other household items, not like furniture or anything. lol
  17. My adjustment of status case is ready to be scheduled for an interview. There has been no date set yet, but when I look at the processing times of my local field office I would expect it to be scheduled in late February/early March. There is one problem however. I will be moving from Florida to Alaska on February 1st. Normally, the move will be temporarily (4 months) and for tax reasons etc. I will keep my official residence in Florida. Now if I get an interview date set it will be in Florida. I can't afford the money or the time to fly from Alaska to Florida for the interview. So my question is what can I do? - Can I change my mailing address so the case will be assigned to the Alaska USCIS field office while I am there? Can I do this without changing my official residence? - I know I can ask for another date when I get an interview notice, but can I do this a few times? If for instance they reschedule it from march to april that won't help me much. I have called the helpline, but they were more line than help. All they said was that if the case is ready to be scheduled for an interview that it is with the local field office and they can not contact them about it. (what?). So if any of you has been in a comparable situation please share your experiences. Thanks!
  18. All of this stupid stuff is super confusing and it's stressing me out. I'm entering the US on a K-1 Visa. 1. I've been searching information on what to do about obtaining an Illinois driver's license and can't find any answers...When can I get one and what do I need to get one? 2. What can I do about auto insurance? My fiancee is planning on adding me to her insurance, but can she do that before I get my driver's license or maybe my SSN? 3. Add health insurance and the other benefits (vision, dental, etc.) to that list. My insurance company here in Canada told me that I need cancel my auto insurance the day I move to the US (November 12th). So that means I will be without insurance on my drive all the way to Chicago from Ontario. It's not that I'm worried about anything happening, it's just the thought of something happening. Also, when can I obtain my SSN? Do I go into an SSN office to get one after I've received my work authorization? If i need to wait to get anything that I've stated above until I get my SSN, that's crazy. Thank you!
  19. Hi I'm in the process for a CR-1 visa. I begin to look at some moving companies. My departure is from Montreal, going to Florida. I'll use a moving truck to bring must of my belongings. I will drive across the border and import my car to US. I have already the compliance letter from Nissan. I'll also bring my dog that have a microship and all her vaccines up to date. After looking at some companies, seems like UPack (upack.com) fits better my needs because you paid for the space you used. They don't offer the UPack containers in my area, only the moving truck, that works for me. Do someone had experienced that company ? Do you recommend to do bussiness with that company or suggest another one ? Is there some paperwork that I need to fill up to declare my belongings in the moving truck ? In my car ? Do you have suggestions about how to cross the border with my belongings (with my car and moving truck) to make sure that I'll not have any problems at the border. Thanks for your advice
  20. Hello everyone!!! I have a question for you and I hope you can help me.... I moved from CT to FL last in July last year and now my husband and I realized we don't really like it here and would like to move back up north.. The thing is, I sent the N400 form and all the paperwork back in June, I had my biometrics appointment in July and I haven't had any updates since then... Do I have to stay in the same address until I move or if notify USCIS they can re direct my paperwork to the " new field office" in case I move? How does it work?? Any help or info will be appreciated! Thank you so much!!
  21. What are your reasons your so you want to move to USA? I know a lot of you have families there(myself too), spouses, etc, but why choose USA? You can live everywhere especially if you petitioner is US citizen. I had opportunities to move to Germany, Austria, Ireland and few more but I would never consider them over USA. My reasons are, well, lets be real, IT'S AMERICA! I loved it since I was a kid and later on US gave me more than my home country. Second reason is, as I said before, I have family there so it's a bit easier to get along with everything when you have someone. Third, my country is in hell, low paying jobs, no jobs, bad politics, bad politicians and much more. More than 80.000 people moved from Bosnia in last 2 years, which is a lot when you consider its under 4 million population. There are a lot more reasons but those are main ones. In this country I will miss ONLY my dog, who I plan to bring with me when I get used to new place. Cheers!
  22. Hello! My name is Austin, and I am working currently at a well paying job, however it is just an internship position. I have just been informed that I am going to be finished my internship on July 28th and then I am going to not have a job. However, in september there is a 90% possibilty I will be able to move to Seattle and have a full time job position. ALSO we have just gotten our NOA2 saying that they are about to send my fiancee in mexico a form wanting to know how I will support her... my question is, how does that form work? Do I need pay stubs? and can I just use the last pay stubs I had gotten in july to make it look like I am still working while I wait for another job? Or do my fiancee and I need to wait even longer to make sure that I have a solid hold on the job in seattle. Any advice would be helpful! Thank you! -Austin
  23. Hi all, Tried looking for this subject but I cannot find the answer I am looking for. My fiance and I(I am the beneficiary) applied for the K1 Visa in April. Awaiting NOA2 at the moment (probably a month off still). I am in Australia (Permanent Resident), but I am wanting to explore the possibility of going home (South Africa) and spending time with family before moving to America. Am I able to transfer my case so that the NVC re-directs my I129f (when it is approved) to the South African embassy, or is this too messy to try and attempt? What sort of delays would I expect? Regards, Matthew
  24. Hi, My husband moved to the US on a K1 visa and has had his green card since September of 2014. We are considering applying for a visa for myself to move to England, but are unsure how this may affect him if we ever do plan to move back to the US. His parents are getting older and he would like to be close to them as well as we are young and trying to figure out where we would like to settle down. We are just unsure how this will hurt him if we ever did plan to move back and his chances of regaining a green card again or if our best bet is to wait until he gets his US citizenship? Thank you for your help in advance.
  25. I have recently gotten a job offer in Seattle (yay!) and I am aware that I am able to move in the united states while still going through the K-1 Visa process. I am having difficulty making a decision. considering that I haven't moved yet, but will do soon! My apartment research has been crazy. Seattle is CRAZY expensive for what you get. But that is where the job is so I HAVE to move there. I've found some nice places, but they are expensive, but I've also found some nice smaller (1 person) spaces for much cheaper. I would be making up to $3000 every month. _______________________________________________________________________________________ So my overall question is: Should I get a more expensive apartment knowing that in a few months I could have my fiancee come here? That way we would already be settled in to a home and wouldn't technically have to move? or Should I get a less expensive apartment knowing that I would be able to save much more money. That way we could be able to save so much money when she does come here. Option 1: More Expensive - $1000 / $1300 pros: - more space - closer to the city/friends - updated living - settled for marriage cons: - expensive - very low saving (until she gets to and gets a job) - utilities separate Option 2: Less Expensive - $750 / $950 pros: - much cheaper - savings! - use only as sleeping area - utilities paid for in rent cons: - 195 sqft - gross living habitat - would move when fiancee arrives (may have to pay $ for leaving early) _______________________________________________________________________________________ Conclusion Honestly? I just want my fiancee to come into a home that she could feel comfortable in. I don't want her to have to worry we might not have a place to stay. However, I do want to save as well. I've been looking around for a month to see what I can find and honestly the results have come to these two options. Thank you for reading and I hope someone has something to say. Even just your choice and why would be excellent info. Thank you all for helping so far with Paola and I's visa. We have followed a lot of different steps you guys have suggested and I can't think of a better community to help with our decision.