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  1. We had filed form I-485 to apply a Green Card for my wife which came into the United States as a K1 fiance. We send the form in and USCIS had received it at September 20th. We've got 2 request of evidence because the tax return of the cosign we turn in didnt complete so we did sent all of what they( USCIS) need and USCIS received at January 4th 2017 and the status of the case when I checked on Jan. 4th is processing and we been waiting for over 2 months until March 23rd, we checked the status of the case and see it got denied which I don't know why it got denied. I've called USCIS CUSTOMER SERVICES and they state they cant provide any further information. So now I have to wait until the mail arrive to see which reason they'll give me. Anyone have this problem before? Thank you for reading this article. Any comment will help
  2. We had filed form I-485 to apply a Green Card for my wife which came into the United States as a K1 fiance. We send the form in and USCIS had received it at September 20th. We've got 2 request of evidence because the tax return of the cosign we turn in didnt complete so we did sent all of what they( USCIS) need and USCIS received at January 4th 2017 and the status of the case when I checked on Jan. 4th is processing and we been waiting for over 2 months until March 23rd, we checked the status of the case and see it got denied which I don't know why it got denied. I've called USCIS CUSTOMER SERVICES and they state they cant provide any further information. So now I have to wait until the mail arrive to see which reason they'll give me. Anyone have this problem before? Thank you for reading this article. Any comment will help
  3. We had filed form I-485 to apply a Green Card for my wife which came into the United States as a K1 fiance. We send the form in and USCIS had received it at September 20th. We've got 2 request of evidence because the tax return of the cosign we turn in didnt complete so we did sent all of what they( USCIS) need and USCIS received at January 4th 2017 and the status of the case when I checked on Jan. 4th is processing and we been waiting for over 2 months until March 23rd, we checked the status of the case and see it got denied which I don't know why it got denied. I've called USCIS CUSTOMER SERVICES and they state they cant provide any further information. So now I have to wait until the mail arrive to see which reason they'll give me. Anyone have this problem before? Thank you for reading this article. Any comment will help
  4. 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!
  5. Hi All, Im currently living in Houston TX on a L1A Executive managerial Visa which i have been here for 4 years, When i first moved here I met my now Wife and we are now ready to Adjust my status to obtain my green card, EAD and Advance parole. What are other peoples experience with AOS ? How long is approx the timeline at the moment to obtain my EAD and Green Card? and would you advise it is a must to use a Immagration attorney or ok to put it together on our own ? Appricate any input
  6. Hey Guys! I have a question. I had my interview for permanent residency on 25th January. Interview went good and the officer told me and my husband that my medical had expired so i had to get it done again. I got my medical done, submitted it to USCIS on Feb 6 2017. Now the status changed to Correspondence was received, USCIS is reviewing it. It has been like this since 3 weeks. Is there anyone who had to submit additional docs in marriage based permanent residency interview? And how long did it take to hear from them? Thanks!
  7. Hi everyone, I am currently living in the US on an E3 visa during which time I met a lovely man (a US citizen) and we've decided to get married (yay!) During this time- my work is downsizing and I'm going to be made redundant and my E3 is due to expire April 14 (although my I94 says something different). My work has been great in allowing me time to find a new position but it's hard convincing employers to take on an immigrant visa (I witness eyes glazing over at the mention of the "v" word). Needless to say it's feeling like it's going to be easier to adjust status after we get married rather than renew my E3. Here's my problem - the timing..... We were going to get married in a simple civil ceremony and then honeymoon in Mexico. However now I'll need to file for my adjustment of status ASAP after I'm married as I'll need to finish up with my current employer soon. My concern is that if I'm married and reenter on my E3 visa and immediately adjust status I'll be flagged for visa fraud even though I've been on this visa for almost 2 years. Do I need to just stay in the country and wear the cost of cancelling my honeymoon plans? Will having a fresh date of arrival on my I94 impact my application? I would hate to once again bring up the 30/60/90 day rule however I went to an immigration lawyer who quoted it to me saying that I should cancel my trip because of this. I'm going crazy with conflicting websites and advice so would love to put it out to the experts here. Thanks in advance for your help!! JD
  8. Hello, my family and I had our green card interview back in November 2015, unfortunately we were told that my father was refused due to his deportation and that he would have to wait until the ban was over in order to recieve his green card. His ban is over in May 2018. I have been in contact with the embassy and they are saying we must wait for the ban in order to receive our green cards. Also, that they are keeping the case open until then. When I check the CEAC website it says refused for my father and mother and I am under Administrative processing. Is it possible that we will be getting our green card once the ban is over? According to the embassy they are keeping it open. Please If you have any knowledge of this situation, please do not hesitate to respond. It is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
  9. Hi all! Hope everybody's doing well. I just got here in the US a week ago (woot woot!) We are finally done with K1 visa (yay!) and now there is another step we have to be worried about: AOS. I just have a few things that need clarification. So here are the questions: 1. I found this link on Google for the updated forms on AOS: http://www.visajourney.com/content/adjustmentforms and I have noticed that everything but form G-1145 is not updated and has an expiration date of Sept 2016. Is it still the same form used all over? 2. For tax forms/transcripts, is it required to give the last (3) yrs of tax records OR the previous year would already be enough? 3. We are filing for AOS by the end of this month (March), and since the tax season hasn't come yet, just wanna clarify, we can only provide until 2015, right? (since 2016 is not available yet) 4. Would it be okay if anyone of you guys is able to post here in the comment section of this post about the (complete) set of requirements for AOS/EAD/AP? I have been seeing different posts on other pages and it gets confusing as some items are not listed on another person's list so on and so forth. I just want a clarification on the right list. Thank you in advance to anyone who would be kind enough to answer my questions. Please know that I will use the answers I will be given to help other people who would face the same issues in the future. May the Lord bless all our journeys.
  10. Hello, my family and I had our green card interview back in November 2015, unfortunately we were told that my father was refused due to his deportation and that he would have to wait until the ban was over in order to recieve his green card. His ban is over in May 2018. I have been in contact with the embassy and they are saying we must wait for the ban in order to receive our green cards. Also, that they are keeping the case open until then. When I check the CEAC website it says refused for my father and mother and I am under Administrative processing. Is it possible that we will be getting our green card once the ban is over? According to the embassy they are keeping it open. Please If you have any knowledge of this situation, please do not hesitate to respond. It is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
  11. 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.
  12. Hello, I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask about my green card that I got under my parents. So I am currently 23 years old and it says on the card that I've been a permanent resident since 12/31/2008. My family and I applied for the green card at the same time. (At the time, I was a minor so my parents filed it and everything) However, it is almost time to renew my green card but I have couple of concerns regarding them. First of all, all my family member have different dates of expiration dates and different dates of 'resident since' as well. I know that couple of permanent resident cards expire after ten years. However, my green card says that mine expires in 3/XX/2020. I was wondering if this is the right dates to follow the renewal. Lastly, I have a misdemeanor charge that I got from 2016, last year, for DUI. I have researched about this and couple of people say that green card renewal will be harder because of this and others say it will not matter as long as its not a felony. Since now that the president is Donald Trump, I am aware of that dealing with all of these immigrant issues will be a lot harder that it was before. And plus, since I have a red mark on my background, it will be a lot harder than just normal people. Will I be MUCH affected/impacted because of the misdemeanor record on my file a year ago because of our new president? Thanks for your time
  13. Hi Did anyone travel to another country with advance parole while waiting for the green card after Trump became a president? I am planning on traveling back home in April with my combo card; work permit and advance parole. And I have not got the green card yet. Would it be safe to travel with advance parole? do i have to declare anything before i leave USA? or I just have to show my combo card and prepare all related documents at the immigration when getting back? Please advise and share your experience because I do not see anyone traveling with advance parole after Trump became the president at all.
  14. Hi all, I'm just preparing Form 2555 tax return for 2016, having moved over to the USA in June 2016. I had foreign earned income for the whole year insofar that my company was comfortable with me working remotely after I had moved to the USA and had my EAD, then later my Green Card. I'm confused about Part II, Question 10: Date bona fide residence began: this would be the start of the year. and ended: Now this is where I get confused. For the end date, is the end date when I filed for AOS even though I earned foreign income for the rest of the year? Or: is this the end of the year given I was still (and only) earning foreign income and continue to do so. In case it matters, my payment was made to a UK bank account in UKĀ£ by a company that is only UK based. Simon. P.S. I worked remotely. paying taxes in the UK and fulfilling US permanent residency requirements.
  15. I was wondering if I could renew my passport before the Greencard interview? (I have the combo EAD card) Since I'd like to have my married name on my home country as well before traveling. Because once I get a new one, I will also receive a new passport number which will differentiate from the old one I applied with. Could it cause problems or affect my immigration status from the renewal of my passport?
  16. For all of you traveling: an article about cell phones and computers from The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/14/business/border-enforcement-airport-phones.html Sukie in NY
  17. Hello VJ Members i had my interview last week , the Co lady didnt ask for any papier they asked me for on the list and also she didnt take any pics which 5/5 size she gave to me back those pic and also gave me 2 others we already sent on nvc step i had a joint sponsor making 50k but he is not in the same state where my wife residing so they didnt accepet it , they asked me for new sponsor which risiding in the same state where is my wife living , idk why they didnt accepted it they gave me a papier said my case has been suspended till i gave them the new sponsor papiers i dont know if i even get approved they said drop your sponsor papiers and your passport at aramix wut do u think guys , any one had the same issue
  18. Hello Everyone First and foremost THANK YOU for taking time to read this and help me out. I'm a Canadian citizen living in Florida. I was on F1 OPT status which ended on Aug 31, 2016. I married my wife on Oct 29, 2016. My wife is a permanent resident who filed for citizenship in June of 2016. We assumed she would have had her citizenship by the time we got married and would file for adjustment of status shortly after we got married. This week we received notice that she will have her citizenship interview on March 7, 2017. I've gotten mixed answers on how long it takes to get sworn in as a citizen after you've had and passed the interview? However long it takes (hopefully not long) I plan to file for my adjustment of status immediately. I also plan to submit an I-785 so I can get back to work as soon as possible. Here is where it gets sticky... My sister is getting married in Canada on June 2, 2017. I'm not only in the wedding party but suppose to MC the wedding! Her exact words were I will kill you if you are not there. Back in October when I got married we all figured everything would be settled by the time of the wedding, but now seems to be cutting very close. I'm aware that by just leaving back to Canada in June would bar me from the US for several years ( due to me overstaying). So I need an alternative. I'm also aware that there is a travel form I-131 that I can attach also. Although I'm unsure how soon this goes into effect after filing my AOS and if leaving for a wedding qualifies. IN SUMMARY : Assuming my wife is granted her citizenship shortly after her interview (lets say end of march?) And I file my AOS immediately afterward, how long is the waiting period to get an answer on my AOS and ability to travel? Is there any other type of document that acts as a waiver to travel while my AOS is in process? BONUS QUESTION : Am I somehow better off returning to Canada asap , which would put me at 90 or so days that I overstayed ( opposed to 180 if i return in june) and starting all over with a K visa process to avoid the risk of being banned from the US? Or something similar? If you're still with me here, god bless your soul! Any tips, advice or creative ideas would be appreciated! If you need any more information I'm more than happy to provide it. Much love to all, Chris the Canuck
  19. Hi Everyone, I am a last year PhD student on F1 VISA in a top school and program. My girlfriend is American, also a PhD student in the same school. We have been dating about a year. We are planning to get a courthouse marriage soon and then send the documents so that I can get my green card. But we are planning to have our wedding later this year after we graduate. I have a couple of questions: 1. Would we have a problem regarding proofing our marriage as bona-fide given that we do not have any joint bank accounts or the same address yet (she practically lives in my apartment but she still has her own too. We are getting a new place in august when our leases end). We have traveled a lot together though and even twice to her home town. I have met all her family and there is a tone of photos and plane tickets. Do you recommend we go and open mutual bank accounts and credit cards now? 2. How long should we wait after courthouse marriage to send our documents? Is it necessary to wait at all? 3. Given that I am graduating in the end of summer (in 7 months), if we send the AOS, would I still be able to get OPT? What is the best course of actions for me? Do you recommend waiting and first get my OPT and then get married? 4. Does she have to financially sponsor me? Currently we are both students and have full scholarships from university with waived tuition and monthly stipend. I would definitely get a job with six figure salary after I graduate. PS1: I am not going to travel outside of country because my F1 visa is single entry. So, there is no worries about doing any visa fraud case. PS2: I am a citizen of Iran. Do you have any experience with this? Thank you very much A poor student!
  20. can my Russian wife of 11 yrs with a 10 greencard that will expire in 2019 just renew it and not ever become a US citizen ? she don't want to be a citizen .
  21. can my Russian wife of 11 yrs with a 10 greencard that will expire in 2019 just renew it and not ever become a US citizen ? she don't want to be a citizen
  22. I came here through the k1 visa, currently holding a 2 year GC. I was a dependent on his tax last year (did not have a job then) but this year my mom in law says we might want to consider filing "married - separate" this year otherwise we'll end up owing the IRS some money. We have bank accounts, car, insurance, mortgage together (all are in both our names). I was wondering how badly filing married-separate will affect us.
  23. Will trump immigration policies, increase delays in F2A processing times or outright rejections? Can they pass a new law to remove F2A visa category?
  24. Hi everyone. My name is Alva. I am in a funny situation and I need help or any suggestions will be appreciated. I was on J-1 visa 2012 for an exchange student program. I was not acknowledged about the two years rule (212 E) and I never stayed in my country for the two years. Instead, I applied F-1 visa next year (2013) and came back to America for more schooling. I've been on F-1 visa until I married to my husband Sal half year ago. We submitted all the Green Card application (08/2016) and everything went smoothly, until we went for the interview yesterday (01/2017) (the interview for both Sal and me, I've already gone though the fingerprint and background check). They delayed for my Green Card application because I didn't stay for two years after J-1 and never filled the waiver (I-612). Now we have to start over again, from the very beginning. My F-1 visa was cancelled because I was applying Green Card, and now, my Green Card paper is delayed. So they told me that I'm back to my J-1 visa (which was expired 2013). What a funny situation!! Me and my husband are trying to reach out people who had similar situation and hoping you can give us suggestions. We are filling out the waiver (I-612) and will apply Green Card again. Is there anything else we have to keep in mind since I was on J-1 visa? Please reply to this or send Email to me at xiaalva@gmail.com. Thank you very much!!
  25. What are they options of in the situation whereby a partner withdraws i130 and i485 was denied?