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  1. Hi everyone, has anyone ever rescheduled their Greencard interview? What are your experiences? I booked flights to go home to see my family because both my grandmothers are not doing that well (one is 93 years old so not surprising) and of course my AOS from a K1 interview got scheduled a day after I leave. I know I should've anticipated it but I was hoping since none of the people who filed in January with the field office San Diego had their appointments yet, that I wouldn't be getting one anytime soon either (especially cause I had an RFIE in April). Please help!
  2. Good day all, Im creating this for the people that have filed for there EAD, AP in June 2017 would like to see everyone elses timeline.. Mine is below. waiting for my biometrics notice now... Case Number: MSC17913733XX Visa Status at Filing : L1A Executive Visa Petition Type : New Center : Texas Service Center Mailed Date : 5th June 2017 Received date : 8th June 2017 Check cashed by USICS date: : 9th June 2017 NOA Paper Receipt : 13th June 2017 Pleased to hear
  3. Hi, my fiance came to visit the US and get to know my family and see my state Once she was here we decided to get married on a whim We are trying to figure out a few things This is the list of forms I need clarification on as to what we need I-485 I-130 I-130A I-765 I-325A from both parties Do I need any more forms when we are filing for her greencard? Do we use her maiden name or what her last name will be now that we are married? Do we need to go to the Social Security office before or after she gets her green card?
  4. I'm completing the DS260 form and it asks about all the addresses I lived since I turned 16. I am mentioning all the addresses, but will I need to provide proof for that? Such as rent contract, police records (to check my background)? If so, I'm not sure how I can provide this info for some places where I lived more than 15 years ago. Why is this information necessary? Also, the same goes for all my previous employment. Will I need to provide confirmations from my previous employers? One company closed and I don't know how to contact my previous manager. So, my question is: will I have to provide confirmations for all the info I write in my DS form?
  5. I submitted my DS-260. Now what? Will I get an email from anyone? Should I contact someone? Also, how long should I wait before I hear whether my DS260 has been approved?
  6. As I am writing down all the addresses where I lived since I turned 16, there's one entry in particular that the program doesn't like. I lived at a place from 2006 to 2016. Whenever I introduce this data and I click SAVE or ADD NEW ADDRESS, the computer kicks me out of my application and the following message appears: "You have encountered an application error. Please try again later." I can add any other dates/location and it would work fine. My wife's part of the application is fine. It is only this entry that is the issue. Is that because it's more than 10 years? Why would that be? Of course, I tried again later and the next day. Nothing changes, I get the same message. Anyone else encountering this or any idea what this might be?
  7. Ok so me and my wife moved to USA about 2 months ago from Philippines. We did the Spouse Visa (DCF). I recently saw a letter from USCIS saying its the final notice or something like that for paying the GreenCard fee of $220. I didnt see the first letter long story. My question is how long do we have to pay for the Green Card fee of $220 ?
  8. Hi everybody I am in a difficult situation with my visa process and am hoping for helpful and non judgemental answers. I am from Germany and my husband is US-Citizen. I'm 20 years old and my husband is 23. One year ago we started the K1-vida process and everything went well and I entered the US and we got married within the timeframe. Sadly we sent the payment for my aos too late as it was declined the first time, which lead to my aos application being denied. We got married July 2016 and until now we still have not filed another AOS form as we were struggling with bringing up the money for it and we've been going through some difficulties. Now I am at a point where I feel like going back to Germany would make more sense so I could finish my education and because a family member of mine is in critical condition. Now I am wondering if I traveled to Germany and basically abandoned my AOS, which wasn't even pending yet, would I ever be able to re enter and file for another visa/greencard? I think right now I am unlawfully staying here as I don't really have a status so I fear that a re entry or application to re enter would be a problem. Please give any information or advise that you have. Thank you in advance.
  9. I (USC) filed the I-130 for my husband who is from Jamaica in July 2017. Is it really going to take 6 months for them to approve it? I thought it took 6 months t o get the Green card? I have the I-485 already done, should I send that in now...or wait for the approval. I only got the notice that they got the soon will there be an update? Anyone know the real time processing times at Potomac? USCIS says they are only on January 2017.
  10. Thank you in advance for any advice you guys have! Here's the situation: My husband and I got married in Helsinki on June 27th 2017 (I am an American citizen, he is EU). I had all the paperwork ready (I did not have a lawyer but instead used VJ as a guide). But then I was told by a trusted friend that at some point in the Consular Process (CR-1), I will need to submit my last 3 years of tax returns to prove that I earn above the poverty line/financial requirements. Since I have spent the last five years traveling and living off of my savings (not depleted), I have not earned more than $10,000 per year during the past three years. I do not have anyone who can sponsor us in the U.S. so that options is out the window. So my question is--- Is it best for us to WAIT to file the I-130 for one year so that I can work in the U.S. and make enough money to show on my 2018 tax return that I earned above the requirement? Or is it better to file it NOW and then start working full time and hope that the timing works out that I make enough $ before I need to submit the affidavit of support? Thank you so much for your help and guidance! Feeling a tad lost and not sure what direction to turn
  11. Hello all, Here is my situation: I and my spouse are currently on F1-OPT My OPT ends soon and my spouse are eligible for H1B Cap-exempt and premium processing My spouse is planning to apply for a green card within a year I am hoping to get a graduate school admission starting early 2018 I have a question regarding the change of status: Does frequent visa changes have any negative consequences in terms of applying for a green card later? I am on F1-OPT but it ends soon so I am considering about changing to F2 visa However, my spouse is planning to process her H1B in this Fall, then I need to file H4 application If I get an admission from a school, I would need to change my visa to F1 again to get an assistantship Therefore, for the longest scenario, I will be changing F1-OPT (current) -> F2 -> H4 -> F1 in a next few months Would this affect the green card process in the future? Thanks for your time and consideration
  12. My wife received letters the second one saying this is the final notice to remind us to pay $220 for the Green Card Fee. How much time do they give people to pay the fee? We did the Spouse Visa through the DCF Process from Manila, Philippines and we are currently in USA.
  13. Dear All, I am going through this situation right now, and I hope anyone here can help me with any advice. Here is some information of my application. - My husband is an USC, and we filed I-751 jointly. - Submitted I-751 jointly in July 2016 in California. - Took my biometrics in August 2016 and received 1 year extension on my GC, which will expire in August 2017. - As of today, USCIS office is still processing applications submitted in June 2016. So it's only a matter of time before they get to mine. We dated for 1 year and 4 months before we got married. It's been 3 years and 3 months since we were married. However, things have not been great, and we have always tried to work it out in the last couple of years. Unfortunately, he has decided that he wanted a divorce. We are going to court next week (5/15/2017) to file for a divorce. It will take at least 6 months for the divorce to finalize in Southern California. I consulted several lawyers and they all told me to file the divorce now if he really wants to but just wait for immigration’s notice before further action. I feel I should notify immigration office right after we file a divorce, but I really don’t know how that will affect my application. Every lawyer told me, once we file for a divorce, not to have any actions right now but wait. I think Immigration Office will get to my application in 2-3 months. I went through several posts on VJ and some people also suggested to wait first and if I did get RFE, that's when I should notify IO about divorce process and maybe then switch to a waiver? What's your opinion? I am also likely to move out once we file for a divorce, should I change my address too? Will changing my address affect my application? Thank you in advance!
  14. I called a Tier 2 rep at USCIS today to get the tracking number for my wife's ten-year green card since yesterday, 08/14/2017, I got the email and text message notifications that the green card has been mailed. Last Thursday, 08/10/2017, the online case status had been updated to say "Card production ordered," and on 08/04/2017 we received the approval letter in the mail with an approval date of 07/30/2017 (note that the online status never changed for the approval). The representative said that the card hasn't even been printed yet, despite what the online status says. Does anyone have experience with discrepancies between the online case status and the internal system for the Tier 2 representatives? I find it hard to believe the online system would just ahead and say the card has been mailed if it hasn't even been printed yet, but then again there would be no reason to tell us otherwise. Also, most RoC filers seem to have received their card within a week or so of the approval date. We're over two weeks and I'm a bit concerned if it hasn't even been printed yet. I know you have to give it up to sixty days to arrive, but realistically in cases that take a little longer, around when does it arrive? Thank you!
  15. Hai. We applied for CR1 Visa and received the interview letter (P4) recently, but NVC stated first name unknown (FNU) in front of the beneficiary's name. We're going to the interview at US embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on September, 2017. Does this effect the visa and greencard once they're issued? How do I fix this matter before going to the interview? Should I get my passport changed? My passport will expired in 4 years.
  16. 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!
  17. 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
  18. My husband was approved on 06/19 and the green card fee was paid 06/26, we still haven't received his card. Is this normal or should I call USCIS and ask about it?
  19. Hi, I am trying to send out my documents to USCIS this week. I am an F1 Student and was on OPT (expired). Please check my cover letter and feel free to give me feedback! Plus, my husband is still a student so he doesn't have any income yet so we have a joint sponsor. Thanks! Cover Letter United States Department of Homeland Security U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service FBAS 131 South Dearborn-3rd Floor Chicago, IL 60603-5517 August 2017 Petitioner: xxxx Beneficiary: xxxx To Whom It May Concern: Please kindly find enclosed concurrent filing of forms: Concurrent Filing of I-130 (Petition for Alien Relative), I-485 (Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status), I-765 (Application for Employment Authorization), I-131 (Application for travel document) Contents include: Part1. I-130 · Form G-1145, e-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance (Petitioner) · Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative ✔Check for $535 Filing Fee ✔Two passport-style photos for petitioner and Two for Beneficiary (in a labeled plastic bag) ✔ Proof of U.S. Citizenship: A copy of the Petitioner’s U.S. birth certificate and U.S. passport (all pages) ✔A copy of Beneficiary’s Korean Passport (biographical Page & F-1 Visa data page) ✔A certified copy of Marriage Certificate · From I-130A, Supplemental Information for Spouse Beneficiary · Evidence of Bona Fide Marriage ✔A copy of joint Bank Account ✔A copy of joint phone plan and phone call records to each other ✔A copy of joint car insurance card ✔A copy of proof of co-residence ✔A copy of joint health insurance card ✔A copy of joint Costco membership ✔A copy of the State Texas approved marriage education class certificate ✔Photos to prove the relationship Part2. I-485 - Enclosed please find form I-485 along with its supporting documents. - In addition are forms: I-765 Application for Employment Authorization and I-131 Application for Travel Document along with their supporting documents. · Form G-1145, e-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance (Beneficiary) · Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence of Adjust Status ✔Check for $1,225 Filing Fee and Biometric Services Fee ✔Two Passport-type photos (in a labeled plastic bag) ✔A copy of the Beneficiary’s Passport (Biographical page) ✔A copy of the F-1 Visa and Entry/Departure stamps pages from Passport ✔A copy of Beneficiary’s All I-20s ✔A copy of Beneficiary’s EAD card (Front and Back) ✔A copy of Beneficiary’s Social Security Card ✔A copy of Beneficiary’s Electronic I-94 copy of travel history page ✔A copy of Birth Certificate (Notarized by Korean Embassy): Identification Certificate (in Korean), Family Relation Certificate (in Korean), English Translations, And Translator’s Certification ✔A certified copy of Marriage Certificate · Form I-693 – Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record (Sealed Envelope · Form I-864, Affidavit of Support filled by Petitioner and the following supporting documents: ✔Form I-864, Affidavit of Support filled by Petitioner. ✔A letter of explanation for non-filing including supporting evidence · I-864, Affidavit of Support filled by a Joint Sponsor and the following supporting documents: ✔A Copy of Joint Sponsor’s US Passport Biographical page. ✔A Copy of Joint Sponsor’s Social Security Card ✔Joint Sponsor’s Most Recent (2016) Federal Tax Return Transcript from IRS. ✔A Copy of Joint Sponsor’s pay stubs most recent 6 months · Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization ✔G-1145, E-notification of Application/Petition Acceptance ✔Two Passport-type photos (in a labeled plastic bag) ✔A copy of Form I-94 ✔A copy of passport (biographical Page & F-1 Visa data page) · Form I-131, Application for Travel Document ✔G-1145, E-notification of Application/Petition Acceptance ✔Two Passport-type photos (in a labeled plastic bag) ✔A copy of passport (biographical Page & F-1 Visa data page) ✔A copy of Form I-94 Thank you for your consideration of the above application. Copies of documents submitted are exact photocopies of unaltered documents and I understand that I may be required to submit original documents to an Immigration or Consular officer at a later date. Sincerely, Thank you!
  20. Hi there my husband just entered the US from Vietnam on the CR1 visa. He has not received his green card yet but we need to make a trip to Canada. We live about 2.5 hours from the border of Vancouver BC Canada. What are his options on passing the border and coming back without physically having his green card yet? Would the visa that's in his passport work? Thank you.
  21. My husband wants to cross the border to trigger the green card and social security card process so he can get hired at his new job, but wants to continue working at current job until hiring process is complete in the US. Can he immediately cross back into Canada before receiving greencard? This is a family based CR1 Visa.
  23. Hi All Are there any May 2017 filers that have received or have not received an RFE that have had their EAD (I 765) (Work permit) approved as of yet and if so please share your timeline. Thanks
  24. I been waiting since last August anyone in the same situation?????any help still waiting................... my Name Was Updated On August 10, 2016, we updated your name for your Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status, Receipt Number Fees Were Waived On August 8, 2016, we received your case and waived the filing fee for your Form I-360, Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant , Receipt Number
  25. Hi everyone, i just started my green card work with my USC husband. I was hoping to know if the date for Address history for last 5 years must be 100% accurate. I used to live in the college dorms and moved several times to different dorms. I can't remember any of the exact date for moving in or moving out. Also, I don't remember when I started working or quitting. I have the recent W2 form to look at, but I lost my W2 form for my first job i had on campus. I would really really appreciate if somebody can give me similar experience with no problem or any way to solve this problem. Thank you