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  1. Here is the back-story. I brought my wife here on a K-1 visa from the Philippines last November and we were married in December. Previous to our marriage she married a Filipino in 2003. 5 months later immigrated to the US, left her in the Philippines, and not ever contacted her again. Fast forward to present day. When we started the K-1 process she obtained a copy of her CENOMAR, which of course came back stating that she was married. Although there is no divorce in the Philippines, Philippine law does make an exception where as if a Foreigner divorces the Filipina then her status can be returned to single and she can remarry. So I contacted the previous husband and helped her to obtain a divorce from him in the state of New York where he had to file for divorce as he lives there now. Everything went well and I got the divorce decree from NY and completed the K-1 process. No that she is here, we want to clear her CEMAR. We were advised to file for a recognition of foreign divorce in the Philippine Court system. This in itself is being a giant pain in the rear end. We have been through 2 different regional courts. The first saying they did not have jurisdiction and the other wants a copy of the actual divorce law in New York. We have been working on this for nearly a year now with very little progress in the Philippine system. I finally figured out how to get an Attestation of the Domestic Law of New York to send to the Philippine court and will cost $150 on top of the $1500 Filipino Attorney fee to file the paperwork with the court. So far we have paid the attorney $750 and have been working on this since July 2016. However, before I send them the Attestation of the Law of Divorce in New York, has anyone been through this process or can you recommend an easier way to clear her CEMAR in the Philippines? Can you go through the Philippine Embassy or NSO? We both realize that this is not necessary, but we want her to be completely "free" of her past so we can file a report of marriage with the Philippine Embassy so I can be eligible for a Balikbayan visa. Any advice or experience in this would be extremely helpful.
  2. Here is the back-story. I brought my wife here on a K-1 visa from the Philippines last November and we were married in December. Previous to our marriage she married a Filipino in 2003. 5 months later immigrated to the US, left her in the Philippines, and not ever contacted her again. Fast forward to present day. When we started the K-1 process she obtained a copy of her CENOMAR, which of course came back stating that she was married. Although there is no divorce in the Philippines, Philippine law does make an exception where as if a Foreigner divorces the Filipina then her status can be returned to single and she can remarry. So I contacted the previous husband and helped her to obtain a divorce from him in the state of New York where he had to file for divorce as he lives there now. Everything went well and I got the divorce decree from NY and completed the K-1 process. No that she is here, we want to clear her CEMAR. We were advised to file for a recognition of foreign divorce in the Philippine Court system. This in itself is being a giant pain in the rear end. We have been through 2 different regional courts. The first saying they did not have jurisdiction and the other wants a copy of the actual divorce law in New York. We have been working on this for nearly a year now with very little progress in the Philippine system. I finally figured out how to get an Attestation of the Domestic Law of New York to send to the Philippine court and will cost $150 on top of the $1500 Filipino Attorney fee to file the paperwork with the court. So far we have paid the attorney $750 and have been working on this since July 2016. However, before I send them the Attestation of the Law of Divorce in New York, has anyone been through this process or can you recommend an easier way to clear her CEMAR in the Philippines? Can you go through the Philippine Embassy or NSO? We both realize that this is not necessary, but we want her to be completely "free" of her past so we can file a report of marriage with the Philippine Embassy so I can be eligible for a Balikbayan visa. Any advice or experience in this would be extremely helpful.
  3. I start my divorce while I am filing for removing the condition. We had like per-wedding in my country but i came on K1 visa. Do you think is good idea to send that picture as evidence!We did not have wedding but looks like wedding. I just don't want to wast that pictures, but I am afraid to show and send the USCIS! because K1 visa for engagement visa!
  4. Quick summary: I knew my soon to be ex-husband for over 8 years, and I moved to the US from the UK in December 2015 on a K-1 Visa, I filed after we married and I got my Con. Green Card a few months later. Fast forward a year to now, he has filed for a divorce - he cheated on me and because we're in the state of KY, you can get a 'no fault' divorce so I can't contest it in anyway - and he wants me to leave. He's a very controlling man and is mentally and emotionally abusive, he wouldn't let me leave the apartment alone, thought I was cheating on him continuously(I would never) and he refused to let me get a bank account. He didn't want me to work for a long time, but then got angry that I wasn't, he lied to his mother and she thought I was 'being lazy'. His mother has told me that my soon-to-be ex husband has Asperger's and anger issues. I researched these and tried my hardest to work around how angry he was all the time. He has shoved me into a desk before from anger, and would continuously demand sex even when I said no/didn't want to. He would emotionally pressure me into it, as I knew he'd get angry if I didn't. Around Sept 2016, he met a girl on a video game called World of Warcraft, and I guess he wants to be with her instead. He spoke badly of me to his friends and family, and would get angry is I never looked happy all the time around him. The slightest hint of sadness would set him off into annoyance, always aimed at me. I tried talking to his mother about it, and as I said before, this is when she told me about his Asperger's, and anger issues that he was apparently diagnosed with as a child, but he is in denial about it all, and blames me for how he acts. I feel so emotionally drained. I have no job as he never allowed it, but recently he started yelling at me for not helping with bills, and he would spend a lot of money on unnecessary things and never on things we needed. Because of these things, I have no means of getting money as I have no bank, nor a job to get money (no Work Permit). He left on the 15th of March 2017, to go spend a week with his 'new girlfriend' and he didn't think I know about it all, he told me I had to leave that night and if I didn't he'd have somebody 'forcibly remove me from the apartment' - I am on the lease, so I'm pretty sure he legally cannot do that... He left in a fit of rage. We hadn't been shopping for food in a week, so we were low on everything, and this was still true when he left. I texted him and told him I needed food, and he said "I will take you to get groceries tomorrow, so just chill out." this never happened. I persistently and politely asked him for food, as at the point a few days later I had NOTHING. I later found out, that during this week where I was going without any food, he had spent over $700 on two hotels alone to have his girlfriend come and visit. He went out to eat every night and the amount of money he spent far exceed $1,000. (this information is important later) I received my divorce papers a week after he left in March, but I had no way to respond, I have no money, we live far from any place to get to that I can print things off, and I have no money to even pay for these things. I told him several times I needed help, but he didn't respond at all. He finally got me food when I text his mother and she told him to get me food... enough for maybe 3 days at 1 meal a day. I asked for more, never received. I've taken photos and documented everything that's happened in case I need to use it. I had to persist on asking for FOOD from this man, and he is refusing to communicate with me to make this easy. His mother thinks he's an angel and he can do nothing wrong to anyone, rose-tinted glasses and all. She refused to help me, and said that "You will get what food he can afford". As I previously mentioned, he spent well over $1,000 on his week with his new girl(2 weeks ago), but he can't scrape money for me to even eat and survive? I know that the Affidavit of Support is there to enforce living above the 125% Pov. line, but I read that you have to be a PERMANENT RESIDENT, not a CONDITIONAL RESIDENT to sue for payments. Is this true? Do I have to wait until I can file for permanent residency next year before I can sue him in court for this neglect and abuse? I'd like to add that he lied on the divorce papers about when he left/separated from me and the apartment. He left on March 15th. He claimed it was January 1st. I'm not too sure what I'm supposed to do really, I have a friend a few hours away and they can come and fetch me, but I don't know what I am to do. I can't afford an attorney or even food. It seems like he's trying to starve me and get me out of the apratment... he told his mother he'd change the locks if I left, even though I'm on the lease. Also, he refused to change his address for the USCIS change of address for sponsors... Does anyone know what I can do? Do I need to be a permanent resident before I sue? Can I file for permanent residency next year with the waiver as it was a genuine marriage, it just ended badly, and it had abuse in it? Does he still have to provide for me even if I'm just a conditional resident for the time being? I'm so lost and emotionally messed up right now, I've not seen him for 3 weeks and he has twisted everyone around me against me. Any help is appreciated, thank you. :/
  5. hi me and my wife married for 2 years we have filed for green card, but i before we go to interview, we got into slide conflicts of our relationship, so we basically i did not go to interview,and flew back to my country,it s been almost 2 years ! still we are married on papers, and we talk few times a month, not that good relationship, now she wants file divorce ! is there any way that she can file a green card for me, or get me visa ? she is ready to do help me. any chances anyone see and help me, what kindda papers she can file for me and help me. ?
  6. Hi people.. I am in constant worry about my situation. See, I married a US citizen (he's Filipino like me, too) and moved here to NJ last June 2016. However, things did not go well between us ever since and decided to separate ways. I have sufficient proof for USCIS that I have entered the marriage in good faith, especially with my children. Now, I have questions that seem to be unanswered lately that I want to be enlightened about: 1. My husband is planning to move back to the PH on May. I cannot file for divorce yet until June 2017 since NJ requires a year of residency. How will they serve the divorce petition if he is overseas? 2. How long does divorce with petitions served internationally usually take? My GC will expire on June 2018, which is a year after I file for divorce. I am really worried about my current situation right now.
  7. Hi all, My fiance was divorced well over 30 years ago. His ex wife died a few years later. He does not have certificates for either as it was so long ago. As it can take considerable time to get replacements, to prove he is free to marry he intends to use a. tax accounts submitted as a single man and b. a notarized letter explaining the circumstances as proof of single status. My question is will this proof suffice or do they insist it HAS to be divorce/death certificate? We want to minimize delays or hiccups obviously Thank you!
  8. Hello Brazilians of VJ, I need your help! I got married and divorced to a US citizen while living in the US. I never registered the marriage or divorce with the consulate because I didn't need to in the time we were married - I didn't apply for a passport, or change my name, in the US or Brazil. Now I'm remarried and want to change my name in my passport, but apparently I need to register my divorce in Brazil? Has someone done this? How do I do that? Thanks for the help! Olá brasileiros do VJ, preciso muito da sua ajuda! Eu me casei e me divorciei de um cidadão americano morando nos EUA. Nunca registrei nem o casório, nem o divórcio, porque no tempo em que estávamos casados não precisei entrar em contato com o consulado (mudança de nome, renovação de passaporte, nada). Agora me casei novamente com outro americano, e quero registrar o casamento para mudar o nome no passaporte, mas pra fazer isso preciso registrar meu divórcio no Brasil? Alguém já passou por isso e pode me orientar? Muito obrigada!
  9. Hey everyone, My ex husband and I were married in November 2014 and lived in Chicago together for two years. Without going to in too much detail, we separated in November 2016 and consequently divorced soon after. He is now being very spiteful and is accusing me of marrying him for a green card (completely untrue) and has told me that he has called USCIS to report me. I left our home in Chicago and moved to Nashville in quite a hurry and he is refusing to let me come back to collect anything that I left behind. Unfortunately all of the bills in both our names and anything official that links us in that way, is there. I have plenty of evidence as far as anniversary cards, wedding invitations from others, little notes we would send each other and things like that (I'm very sentimental) but I am worried that I may be rejected. Also, I have had a read through some of the topics on here and have seen that I will have to file on my own. This is a relief, as I have had to block my ex in order to stop getting his abusive messages and the idea of asking him to do anything towards this is quite scary to me. I just have no idea how to go about this. I would love to get some recommendations for an immigration lawyer as there are so many and a lot of them will charge you hundreds of dollars just for a consultation. Do you think I should hire a lawyer or will I be able to do this on my own? Also, on another note, I would like to buy a house here in Nashville and am a little worried about my visa status. Am I going to have to wait until I have my conditions removed? It's all so very confusing and seeming to all happen at once. Any advice or just a link to a similar story would be so very appreciated. Thank you so much in advance. Stay happy!
  10. My husband and I filed ROC (for him) jointly last March. We've been separated since December. We've been married a little over 3 years now, and are currently going through divorce proceedings. We will likely have the final decree within the next two months. Our pending I-751 just got an unexpected RFE (for more evidence of a bonafide marriage.) He wants to stay in the country, and we are still on (mostly) friendly terms. We're preparing to submit more evidence for the RFE, but I'm wondering if we should submit a letter about the divorce as well? USCIS has no knowledge of it yet. We were thinking of submitting a letter with a brief explanation to what led up to the divorce with the RFE. Will he have to re-file with a divorce waiver or could they amend the joint petition? The situation really looks terrible, especially with the RFE for more evidence given that we're in the middle of getting a divorce. Any advice would be appreciated.
  11. Hey everyone, Sadly my American husband and I are getting a divorce I have 6 weeks left until my 2 years permanent green expires. I am okay going back to my country, but if I wanted to stay, how successful would it be for me to try to adjust my status and remove conditionS if I do this alone once we get a divorce decree. I love this country and it's people and it would be great to stay, I would love to know if anyone knows a successful case doing this after a divorce. Thank you so much!!
  12. Hi everyone, I'm completing my I-751 form (Divorce Waiver) and in Part 1. question 10 it asks if I'm Single, Married, Divorced, Widowed - my divorce is not final yet and is awaiting judgment - what do I put here? Married? Also in question 13 it asks me to provide the date the marriage ended - it hasn't ended yet - do I leave this blank? or do I put the date that it will end on (six months from filing)? Finally should I submit the court paperwork showing that I've started divorce proceedings? Or should I wait for an RFE requesting the divorce decree? Thanks for your help, just want to make sure I get it right.
  13. Hey guys, Just starting this journey and need some help and opinions.....just gonna throw it all out there and see what everyone thinks. My guy friends and I take a yearly guy trip as my ex wife did not have alot of vacation time nor willingness to travel. Was always 3-4 of us and traveling to different countries and this year was the Philippines. Second time we had been. I meet a girl who owned the bar my friends and I visited. It was strictly friendship and I imagine marketing for the bar to get us to spend more money. I added her on Facebook as she owned the bar the friends and I were visiting and used her FaceBook to stay connected on what was the booking for that night while we were in town. Fast forward to end of July, and my ex-wife and decided to get divorced however before doing so she messaged all the girls on my FB she didnt know and basically reconnected this girl and I as she wondered what was going on. We started talking and told her my friends and I were scheduled to come back in September and would see her then. My friends backed out and I already had my vacation time booked. Decided since my company has an office there, I would just move my trip up and go for my birthday as opposed to stay and sulk for events happening. I stayed there for two weeks, she ended up coming here in December for 2 weeks, and I went back for 2 weeks in January. She's just came back for another visit 2 weeks ago and while we were talking about work schedules and timing for the next trip to just stay and get married..... My concern is, my divorce just finalized a month ago(drawn out due to fighting over money and custody schedule.) My fiancee has meet my kids, my kids love her, they skype so nothing "fake" there. Just wondering if during any filings this would look bad or look like it was not a bona fide marriage? I know its a rush and kind of overlapping time line as the divorce was happening but the only reason for that delay was due to fighting over assets and kids vs trying to work anything out. We also debated on hiring a lawyer vs doing the paperwork based on the VJ guides cause it seems not to hard but didn't know if my situation would complicate things. A lawyer I had emailed mentioned it was like doing taxes, yea you can do it yourself but if its complicated hiring a professional helps. And also as she came in on a B1 tourist, What would be our steps? Was following this guide(http://www.visajourney.com/content/i130guide2) but not sure how we go about starting other things, such as drivers license or bank account or adding her to credit cards/auto loan to get her a car here or should we wait for her SSN(which I dont think we can get until her EAD comes in a few months?) or even just adding her to my cell phone plan to get her a US cell now as well or health insurance once we do marry in a few weeks. Any suggestions?
  14. Hello everybody, I have been in a very unhappy marriage and finally got divorced. Found a wonderful woman while legally separated. Have two questions please. 1.) After the mediation, the papers have been filed in court by my laywer. Do I need to wait on the official paperwork or can I use the mediation date as the official divorce date? The one I will use in the K1 fiancee paperwork. 2.) I met my fiancee during legal separation, before I was officially divorce. Can I use that trip for proof of relationship? I appreciate any help, as we would like to file this ASAP.
  15. Hi guys Thanks for taking the time to read this and to help. Husband and I have been married for six months and have recently gone for our Conditional Green card interview. Unfortunately, our case is being held for review. The rest of that story is in another post I have posted. I didn't want to dwell too much on one post about different topic. This relationship since to be getting worse by the day. For example, meeting my husband was a dream come true. I literally had written a list of things I wanted in a man and he encompasses just about all of them. At least, he did when we met and for a good while ever since. I don't know if it was all a front but the man I married seems to be more different everyday to the one I dated. We moved in together a year ago. He has days when he gets depressed and complains about everything under the sun. Those are the toughest days. A lot of the times, by listening closely to what he says while he is yelling at me, following me around the house trying to get a reaction, I realize that he is angry because he wants more sex. He told me recently that he prayed all his life for a woman who will give him sex all the time and when he met me he thought he had found him. God hates him, he says, because I don't have sex with him daily. He will complain 2 days after we had sex, as if it had been months! This is something new. Before we moved in together, we spent every weekend together, some weekends, we wouldn't have sex, and he seemed ok with that. Now, he tried to stick it in me while I'm asleep sometimes, I won't be too graphic but some things make my skin crawl just thinking about it. The way he treats me sometimes, doesn't make me want to rip his clothes off and thrown him on the bed. He doesn't seem to grasp that concept. I don't feel like I have a say in this relationship. My rights are dwindling by the day. Yesterday, all day, I was getting calls, being yelled at by my husband about how disappointed his is in me and how alone he feels in this whole world. I don't have family here but I didn't know my husband when I first arrived. When my husband has a disagreement with his family, which lives down the street, he takes it out on me and vice versa. For a while, I didn't have a job because the work I do is mostly in the area I moved from. He is far out from there. I would have a gig or two per month. I used that money and my savings to help around the house with things like utility bills and food. I cook and clean and all that. When my husband asked me to move in with me, he told me to take my time finding a job because he didn't want me to take the first jobs I find. He wanted me to be happy in what I do. I thought that was one of the most romantic things someone could say. It's been coming up more and more that I tricked him into marrying me and I lied to him and he is disappointed in me. I don't help with rent and he is getting bankrupt because he has to support me. I take care of myself. I have a special diet and buy all the things I eat with my own money. I do all the cooking at home. He gets a cooked meal every night. Nothing has changed in his life since I moved in. His friends still come over everyday. Literally! I had never wanted to be the person who forces people to change for me. Therefore, I let him be. Sometimes, he wakes me up in the middle of the night, like midnight or 1am to tell me we need to resolve 'this'. Heaven only knows what that is! He would then keep getting more and more angry, the more he is confronting me about all the things that are going wrong in his life. There are times where I got in my car and drove off to get away from the yelling because I can't get used to it. It's torturesome. I feel like he treats me like a child who is not well behaved. I have sat in my car, trying to fall asleep at all kinds of hours running away from him. I stayed with him because at first, he would do this and then humble himself, and things would be great for months, then the episodes got closer and then he stopped. Things were fine for the longest time. I recently started a part time job since getting my EAD. I still do my other gigging that I have been doing since we met. I am out a lot trying to make money, for my own sanity and to help out around the house. Unfortunately, that means less sex because I am tired! I will work the evening and first thing the following day, all day, then go home tired as a dog. Next thing, I know, condescending, sarcastic remarks, then middle of the night, poke in my butt. His leg is on top of me, pretty much holding me down and he is poking and laughing. I feel violated! Like I'm a blow up down! He has told me that I sometimes complain that I am tired from taking care of the household, he can make a mess and changes two to three times a day, everyday, so lots of laundry. AND his friends are always here, so party house. I do all the cleaning after the get togethers. He told me he would rather have sex than me clean the house and cook for him. That's not why he got married. The sad part is, I don't want to live in a messy house. Do my wishes count? There was a point where I ran out of funds and was using money from the piggy bank. When I mentioned to him not to wonder what happened to his loose change, a few days later, he took the entire piggy bank to coin place and cashed it. I was using those coins to buy necessities for the house. I am sorry my post is so long. I am emotionally drained and thought I'd come here after calling about 8 domestic hotlines to get some help (they kept referring me to the next etc). I think that it may be time for me to cut my losses. It would have been nice to receive results of my green card application that I have worked so hard at before I do but I don't know if I have 120 days in me. That's what the interviewer said it would take for a case in review. Also, I was wondering about filing VAWA. One of the hotlines I called told me to go to their offices with all the evidence of abuse. In my state, it's against the law to record someone without consent, so that's out. And I don't have photos of him yelling me, following me to the street, and yelling at me in the middle of the street while I'm trying to get to my car to leave; in front of neighbors. I don't have photos of him yelling at me about ruining his life because now he is doomed for life, he can't have sex with other women because he is married and that's against his 'religion'. Your thoughts, please! Thanks tons
  16. Hey Everyone, I'm in a sticky situation. I met my husband in 2014. We had been on and off for a couple years, despite that I always loved him. He asked me to get married to him March 2016. (we actually got married July 2016) A big reason why he asked me to get married so quickly is because he was having immigration issues, but he also will say he loved me and saw us together for the long term. I on the other hand would have married him regardless if he had immigration issues. In my heart I said yes because I loved him and we were going to be together anyways. Proving that our relationship is legitimate is no problem for us. We were real. Unfortunately, we fight ALOT. So much to the point I cannot handle it anymore and it really ruins my entire day/week. So it is best we divorce. We have a green card interview coming up in a couple months. He has said to me that he would refuse to sign the divorce papers because it effects his immigration status. He has told me to go through with the interview and that we can go our separate ways after (while maintaining marriage status) and I said to him I don't want to pretend. If we aren't together as a couple we are no longer going to be married. I would divorce for irreconcilable differences, and I have much proof to support that claim. He threatened that he would notify immigration of marriage fraud and that I married him only to get him a green card. Which is harsh since I got married because I loved him and we were a real couple. This breaks my heart because I just want to play clean and he is ready to take the guns out on me. I am not trying to destroy him. I just want to do what is right. And us being married is not that. I feel trapped. A part of me thought about just not showing up to the first interview and having them deny it. Are there any consequences to me (the citizen) for not showing up? I know I need to consult with a lawyer about this but any words of advice helps!
  17. Hello everyone - first post here! Excited about beginning this "journey". While waiting for my divorce to become final, my (never married) foreign fiancee signed and dated her Intent To Marry and G-325A and sent them to me. My divorce became final two days ago. At the time she signed the form she was indeed free to marry, so I believe technically her statement and the date of her signing do not constitute any sort of fraud. Her statement has nothing to do with MY ability to marry, right? I will be signing and dating my own Intent To Marry (along with the rest of the I-129F) now that my divorce has been finalized. Is this going to trigger alarm bells that we should be concerned with? In other words, should she go to the trouble (and delay) of re-signing and sending me those forms again with a post-MY-divorce date? Thanks very much!
  18. I'm in the process of petitioning my mom to migrate here in the US. We are just both confused as to what to put down under her marital status. Technically, yes, she is still married in the Phil. but her husband, my father, filed a dissolution of marriage way back in 2001 in California. So, what should we put down under her marital status? Married or divorced? And will we have any issues with this kind of situation with the US Consulate?
  19. Hi, I'm a conditional permanent resident who got married with a USC in 2014. I received the green card in June 2015. This community helped me a lot when I filed the original application. Thanks a ton!! Now 2 years have passed and long story short, this is I-751 + sepesrtion /divorce + domestic violence issue. Sorry it's a bit long. So, like other any marriage, we've been having up and down, and I've been doing alright with the down parts. He has done handful of "misbehaviors" in my opinion, but after some arguments, I swallowed the bitterness and moved on. I just thought maybe he thinks a bit different way from how most of my friends do, or maybe it's due to the cultural difference. I thought this type of disagreement is a part of married life and I just need to deal with it. However, recently, several friends, not connected each other at all, told me that some of the insidents he did to me could be considered as some form of domestic violence. I didn't take their words seriously until last night when he started screaming at me out of blue. He yelled at me saying "you gotta get out of here right now" though it was 1am. At the end, he allowed me move out within 24 hours. And just so you know, this wasn't the first time he tried to kick me out. Thanks to my friends' concerns, now I started seeing his behaviors, not only yelling at me but other actions, may be DV and now I'm concerned with my safety. Luckily I have these friends I can stay with for a while if anything bad happens, but my concern is my immigrant status. he current 2yr green card expires in this June, thus, my plan was to submit tax return in Feb and submit I-751 with him in Mar. It's been delayed as he didn't provide me the necessary documents for the tax return though... and now we have this serious potentially-DV issue. I wonder if it's better to separate from him now, file I-751 without the jointly filed tax return for 2016, and start the divorce process? Or, somehow submit the tax return, submit I-751 with him somehow, wait for the card, and then start the separation/divorce process? What I have now: - half-completed tax return of 2016, just missing his part of documents to finalize the number - half-completed I-751, which just needs my spouse's signature and tax return 2016 - other documents to support our bona fide marriage, such as tax return 2015, utility bill, insurance, my 401k with him as beneficiary and so on - my journal entries describing what he has done to me so far (with screenshots of text messages) - my friend's place to hide and live - a great job and career with great colleagues - an access to a good divorce lawyer in town; though he is not necessarily knowledgeable in immigration fields. What do you think it'd be the best course of action? Is there any possible way he could step into the process (or even after the card is issues) and make an argument that this marriage was fraud? (He has the top class security clearance, so I wonder he has unexpected access or impact to this process.) I really appreciate your time. I apologize if I've overlooked the similar case within the community.
  20. First of all, immigration is tough! My husband (the USC) and I have decided that we are no longer willing to make our marriage work. I came here on a K1 Visa, and we married in February 2016. I am now in Arizona, my USC husband is in Ohio (also where our paperwork is addressed at). We filed for AOS in June, and our case is still waiting for an interview to be scheduled. I guess my questions are as follows: 1. Is there a way I am able to stay in the states and get GC without my husband having to "bend the truth"? 2. If we file for divorce now, where do I stand? 3. Basically, what the hell can I do? Any help appreciated. I have seen a lot about the waiver, but I understand this is only if you have your conditiona GC and a divorce decree.
  21. Hello everyone! My husband and I have decided that the best option for us both is to split up but I have a concern. I had been travelling outside of the US before petitioning to bring him here as my fiance and therefore did not have the tax history necessary to be his financial sponsor. My sister was kind enough to volunteer as our secondary financial sponsor. I know that this sponsorship only ends if the beneficiary leaves the US, becomes a citizen, dies, or enters into a different immigration process of some kind. I also know that if one of these four things doesn´t happen, my sister serves as his sponsor even if we divorce until he pays Social Security for 40 quarters or credits. It is my understanding that while we are married, my credits are counting towards this 40 credit timeline as well. So while we are married, we are basically decreasing her financial responsibility timeframe twice as quickly. If we divorce before we collectively get to the 40 credit mark while married, do my credits worked while married to him not count for him anymore? And does anyone know how to get a firm number of credits that someone has earned through Social Security? On their website, they only give an estimate... Thank you in advance to anyone that can shed some light on this! I don´t want to screw over my sister!!
  22. i just want to start by saying my wife is a cheater. she has been cheating on me ever since she got here with my neighbor. a couple people have told me. she is here on a k1 visa. we have been married within the 90 days but i did not submit the 485. no application for green card has been submitted. what can i do to send her back home?
  23. Hey everyone this is my first post ever don't know if anyone else has asked this just want your inquiry. So my husband and I met when I was 14 I'm now 28 me and him dated until I was 21 and then we broke up . The 5 years we were apart I got married and had a child , he himself had children within those 5 years (2), my ex husband and I didn't get along at all and decided to call it quites, then I went to Dominican Republic reunited with my first love and he had broken up with his baby mother so we decided to give it a try again! I got divorced Nov 2015 and got remarried Feb 2016 I truely love him and we will be married a year this Sunday , since then I visited twice. I read somewhere in the Dominican Republic embassy website that it's recommended for the spouse to go to the interview (petitioner). But in the email for the interview says petitioners are not required, here is where the problem is I have a full time Job at a hospital and don't have any vacation time to attend the interview since I took time in October, I have all the evidence needed just scared he can get denied if I don't attend! Wanted to know what you guys here at visa journey think? Who ever is Dominican here knows that Dominicans take this seriously attending the interview! Please give me your input it will be highly appreciated
  24. Hi there, i am applying for a citizenship and my question is i get re-married before the divorce was finalized. About me im a Lawful permanent residents ( class admission IR2 ) since June 1990 i was petition by my naturalized father before im turning 16 yrs old. My first wife is a U.S citizen we got married in July 1999 and we got separated in December 2002 due to marriage didn't work out and we had one son . I got remarried in october 18 ,2007 from the Philippines ( she still in the philippines as of now ) i came back to U.S in October 28,2007 . The divorce decree was finalized in September 2008 in State of Maryland. My question and concern is this will affect me applying a citizenship. Do i need to bring a lawyer in N400 interview or what advice do i need to do . I heard i can be deported or send to jail for commiting bigamy .
  25. What are they options of in the situation whereby a partner withdraws i130 and i485 was denied?