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  1. Hello, I am currently filing an I-90 as I received my GC but it has an error on my DOB. It's an error on USCIS side (we spoke to them and they confirmed). Now, I'm trying to file out the I-90 but I am having a very hard time. In part 3 it ask; 1. Location where you applied for an immigrant visa or adjustment of status. 2. Location where your immigrant visa was issued or USCIS office where you were granted adjustment of status I am really lost, I have tried looking around online but I still can't seem to find a certain answer. What am I supposed to write? How do I know in the first place where I filed? I can't remember... My case # starts with MSC, does that mean I should put National Benefits Center, MO as my answer for 3.2? And as for 3.1 what do I put? :/ Complete Item Numbers 3.a. and 3.a1. if you entered the United States with an immigrant visa. I came in on a K-1 visa. I assume I need to file 3.a and 3.a1 then? My POE was JFK so I write New York?? Thanks in advance, hope someone can help!
  2. I received my one year extension I-797. On the form, it says: "Your conditional resident status is extended for a period of one year. During the one-year extension you are authorized employment and travel" "In order to further process your petition, you will be receiving an Application Support Center (ASC) appointment notice with a specific time, date and location to capture your fingerprints, photos, and signature. You must wait for your appointment notice before going to the ASC for biometric processing" It's been months now, I got this and i'm not seeing any status updates on the USCIS site. Any idea how long will it take to hear from them ?
  3. Heyy guys, i just want to ask how long does it take for ead card and Greencard (just the average time and based on your experience) to arrive ? bio metric done on august 28 2017 (came here as k2 visa ). Any opinion is welcomed... thanks guys!
  4. Hi Guys, F2A I am a PR holder Applied for my Wife who is living in Sri Lanka Priority date is current Can someone confirm how long its gonna take to schedule an appointment at US embassy Sri lanka after submiting all the documents ? Regards, Sivaji
  5. 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!
  6. Hello! I'm new to this forum, I'll explain real quick my actual situation, it's actually not complicated at all it's pretty simple, I just have a couple of questions that I'll like to make and I hope I can get answers for them. This is is a pretty common situation I was an au pair with a j1 visa got married, and now in process of all the green card situation, my husband and me have all the forms and stuff we need, but I just want to know how I type down on form I485 where they ask if I have ever applied to uscis for work permit, and what proof I need to send about my au pair experience, do I need to send a copy of my ds2019 form? Thank you i hope you can help me with that question!!
  7. Hey VJers !! Soooo my journey timeline in dot form and maybe a little bit extra... October 2015 - entered Diversity Visa Program 5th May 2016 - I checked the DV site and was notified that I was randomly selected for further processing. Filed ds-206 form 5 or so days later. 21st November - Checked the DV site and got the official notice to pursue my application for DV-2017. Where an appointment was scheduled at the U.S. Consulate. So I applied from Melbourne, Australia. They do not hold DV interviews at the U.S. Embassy in Melbourne so I was scheduled for an interview appointment for the 10th of January 2017. 30th Nov 2016 - I had received my police check, so I would have gotten this done maybe the 21st Nov when I found out my interview time. December 1st 2016 - roughly around that time I had booked my medical exam for the 4th of January. 4th of January 2017 - Went in for my medical exam and cost me around $600aud At this point I was stressing out because my interview was for the 10th and didn't know if my medical results would be completed in time and I'm one of those who need to have everything in my hand and ready! The 4th of Jan was a Wednesday and unfortunately my examiner wasn't back til the following Monday which fell on the 9th of Jan. Soo the stress was piling on cause on top of that my flight to Sydney was on the 9th and 12pmish. The reason for me risking this was cause I needed a longer validation before I could enter the US due to work and other commitments so that's why I did the medical real close to the interview date. 9th of January 2017 - went into the city and thankfully as I arrived the examiner was going through my results. Picked up and took my medical envelope that you DO NOT open. 10th of January 2017 - went to the U.S. Consulate in Sydney Australia for appointment at 10.45am. I arrived a little earlier like got there at 10 but didn't get into the building 10 mins later cause I was lost and there wasn't much signage and I probably was stressing myself out so was lost haha. Some what of my interview process - walked in and handed everything to the 'receptionist' (handed everything as in, my passport, education certificates, birth cert, medical exam, confirm application of ds-206, police check, the address of my U.S. Address) Went through security, they took my phone, watch and returned all my documents back. they told me to walk through some doors and to take a number and then take a seat (there literally only me and another person waiting) i got called up ( hello how are you, handed over paper work, been to the US before? A little silence, okay you have been approved for your visa we will mail your passport back with your visa congrats!) honestly they didn't ask much about anything, I'm pretty sure the 'interview' is just to make sure all documents are correct and completed. 16th of January 2017 - my brown/yellow envelope that you DO NOT open with my passport and visa arrived in the mail!! The visa in passport expires 3rd July 2017. So at this point I had booked flights for the 15th of June 2017. 15th June 2017 - POE Houston Texas 12.30pm flight landed 12.50 got into customs line (luckily came at the time I did, it started to get busy with all the other flights arriving.) 1pm got to the counter and the lady went over my documents and then put them aside and called up another agent who took me through to a room where other agents go through visa stuff and what not (I was the first one in that room 2 others arrived shortly after.) 1.10pm the agent that was going over my case called me up and notified that it was all completed. Double checked my address, I told him that I was changing addresses so gave him the correct one and he fixed it for me. Told me GC would arrive 30-60 days in mail. I mentioned SSN and he said to just go into an office and apply. 1.20pm was out and at baggage claim! yay grabbed all my stuff And went to the hotel ! Same day 15th of June I wondered around Houston and came across Chase Bank my preferred banking option... unfortunately they did not open an account for me because I did not have proof of address and SSN and Physical GC. 16th June 2017 - went to Bank Of America and opened up a bank account with them and voila, I am now a BOA customer! I was pretty sure I clicked the whole send me a SSN so I did not worry about going to an office to apply and what not and decided to wait the 2 weeks for it and hope for the best. I also had a SSN before from a previous trip and work program I did so was hoping the system picked that up. 26th June 2017 - I flew to Florida where I am basing myself and will be calling home !! 28th June 2017 - checked my, myuscis account and excitedly it was 'Last updated: 06/28/2017 to Card produced - (NON-DACA) USCIS has produced your Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) and mailed it to the address you provided.' 29th June 2017 - I received a letter in the mail from the Social Security Administration notifying me that my SSN couldn't be processed and to visit a SSO to sort it out in other words. So sadly no SSN but a trip to the SSO. 30th June 2017 - I arrived at the SSO at 8.15am and there was a line already I knew this so that's why I came early, i got in and got a ticket for a replacement card at 9.03a. I got called up at 9.35am, They found my old SSN and The issue was that the names of my parents were wrong so they just needed to check my birth certificate and fix that up, told me my SSN will be mailed out in 2 weeks! 30th June 2017 - decided I would try my chances at getting a FL drivers license!! I went to a DMV and brought my documents, Passport, proof of address and the letter of receipt for SSN. With my AUS DL they don't have a partnership thing so was told I had to take a test (multiple choice) and then a driving test. So i was like sure why not take the test today!!! I passed the multiple choice test (YAY) and booked my drivers test in 2 weeks!! 30th of June - It really is my lucky day!!! I get home and check my mail and what's in it?? MY GC!!! Yep I was a lucky person my GC has arrived in the mail at 2 days after the 'Last Updated' and at 15 days after POE! That brings me to the end of my journey so far... now all I have to wait for is SSN in mail and for me to pass my drivers test and I'm ready!!! Also flying back to Australia on the 30th of July to settle things and make money to support myself for my official move sometime in April! im just really happy that I fly back home with the physical GC In my possession and hope that I can take my SSC and DL with me too!! Thank you to all those who helped me out especially SusieQQQ!!!!! And thanks for reading I know it's a massive post but I just thought I'd give some insight to my experience as that's what I was looking for when I first applied !! Goodluck to all and thanks again !!!
  8. As the title says I have none, should I leave them blank? Or print and type "None" in the NUMBERS field? I checked the example on Visajourney, somehow the guy did not apply to immigration before but he had all 3 numbers? How is that? Thank you!!
  9. 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
  10. Hello! If you have experienced this, your response is highly appreciated! I have an I485 application. After my interview, I was sent an RFE and USCIS received my correspondence last August 29, 2017. I haven't heard from them since then. I called their hotline # and they advised that it may take up to 60 days. Does anyone know if it really takes 60 days or longer? Thank you!
  11. HI, I really need a good advise on my case. Ive received the notice of employment approval and EAD card in the mail on (9/29/17). It was like the most exciting part of my Green Card process, now I can finally have a job and work legally. As soon as we opened the envelope, my wife quickly realized that DOB on the EAD is wrong...... What a disappointment.....Now I know for the fact that, in order to get on payroll, you will need a SSN to do so, EAD just lets ppl work in the US legally. This is really a pain since I had a good managing job lined up and now I have to wait for another 30-60days to get the new card with correct DOB issued and sent to me. Well, pretty much loosing the job at this point. My question is, Can I still apply for the SSN at the SSA if I explained my situation to them? Is there a possibility that they might just go ahead and issue me a SSN and later ask me for the correct EAD card? Someone please give me an insight, I feel so discouraged and not knowing what to do anymore for next couple months...... Thank you.
  12. Hi, I am just seeking some clarification - my wife just had her biometrics and so we are waiting for the approval. From my understanding, the NOA stated that her conditional resident card will get extended for 1 year since it expires while we wait for the approval. Is this something that is supposed to come in the mail automatically? or do we apply somewhere? Thanks
  13. Hi, guys, I need your advice here. We had our marriage based interview at uscis office last Wednesday, IO told us she will go over my medical exam and if there is no problem she will go ahead and approve our case, we should receive GC in one week or two. We were expecting online status change since then. But it's been 6 days since our interview and our case online status is still pending!!! This drives me crazy. I know my medical exam has no problem, even it has, we are suppose to receive REF, but till now, not even a word! I'm in a desperate situation. Anyone have same situation or can give any advice?????? Thank you so very much!
  14. Hi All, I am a June 2017 i-130 filer for husband. Can someone please let me know when will they review our file? I have only received notice of receipt from USCIS. Our case is in Nabarska Service centre
  15. Hello everyone, I am writing this for a friend who just got her denial letter from USCIS. She came here on J1 visa and got married before her visa expired. She only submitted I-130, and left the country for almost a year. Then her and her greencard holder husband came back to the States. She came here with ESTA. But because they were tight on money, they couldnt submit the papers before her ESTA expires. She submitted the I-485 four months after her ESTA expires. Then they went to the interview and today she got her denial letters. They have been married for four years! Is there anything she can do? Or she will have to leave her husband here and go back to her country?
  16. Hi, During the AOS interview, the officer said my wife's income isn't enough and the assets she used isn't valid. I am currently working full-time using my EAD, and I was wondering if we can re-submit the form with both our incomes? We got married in March and just recently got our own place. Also, during the interview I asked the officer the same question, and she said I can't because I am the beneficiary; however, I read the form instruction's like 100 times and it mentions that we can add our income, so I am not sure if I wasn't clear enough with my question or if the officer is wrong. We haven't filled tax together yet, but we do live together (share rent), and have a insurance (life and health together) and my wife is my dependent.
  17. Hey guys. So when I got my greencard I saw that the last letter of my first name was cut out because I guess it was too long? I have two first names and it's a total of 18 letters, 19 if space is included. My info at the back is also the same. Does anyone have the same problem as me? Will that be okay? Or do I have to have it changed? I was was able to get my Ssn using the greencard and they just cut out my 2nd first name because it was too long for their system as well. I was also able to open up a bank out and get my dependent military ID I just said my name was too long to fit and they saw and understood. I'm just scared of flying because they might deny me entry cause it might be wrong. 😨😭 Thank you!
  18. Hi. I'm filling out my i-485 and all other documents for green card application. My situation here: -Graduated college and obtained another year from OPT. -Applied for H1B and got denied. -Got married to my bf who is U.S. citizen on 9/22. -60days of grace period is over as of 9/26. So currently I'm out of status. I already filled out OOS for my current status on my application. My question is, Do I need to fill out INA: ACT 245 (i) - Adjustment of Status under Section 245(i) - USCIS? I'm very confused because all lawyers who I asked if I'm eligible for applying green card with 'out of status' said I will be fine since if I'm married to US citizen, and haven't mentioned anything about this INA section. I just found about this while I'm filling out i-485 form.. (This is extra $1000 if I'm under this category.. my bf and I are trying to save money as much as we can and decided not to have a lawyer and this is really bad news..) If somebody was in the same situation as mine, please share yours with me.. I'm very nervous and tired of all this visa process since I was a student!!!!!!! Thank you
  19. Hello buddies: Here’s the thing, my wife is on process for i485 adjustment status, she went to the fingerprints appointment on november last year and her status according to USCIS is just Fingerprint was received, so this next November her EAD it’s about to expire and we’re kinda struggling with this application because we’re not 100% sure if she has to pay a fee for renewal while her I485 it’s on progress.. any thoughts? plus if you guys don’t mind can you just mention the docs that she needs to file for this application? thanks
  20. Hello, I am the wife of a current F-1 Visa holder. We got married July 21, 2017 and now we think we are ready to file the AOS documents! We want to make sure that our checklists are complete. I would GREATLY appreciate it if you guys could take a look to see if there's anything wrong/missing! We have no lawyer and we are really nervous to send it for fear that something is incorrect. About my DH: 2014: J-1 Visa - D/S (no 2 year wait period) 2015: J-1 Visa - D/S (no 2 year wait period) 2016: F1 Visa, did not apply for OPT We are concurrently filing the I-130 and I-485. I-130 Contains: 1. A check for the amount of $535.00 to cover the filing fee; 2. Form I-130 Petition for Alien Relative; 3. Form I-130A, Supplemental Information for Spouse Beneficiary, for the beneficiary; 4. Petitioner’s U.S. Certificate of Citizenship; 5. Petitioner’s U.S. Passport; 6. Marriage certificate of petitioner and beneficiary; 7. Two (2) photos of the petitioner and two (2) photos of the beneficiary; 8. Birth Certificate of beneficiary; 9. Evidence of bona fide marriage. I-485 contains: 1. A check for the amount of $1140.00 to cover the filing fee; 2. A check for the amount of $85 to cover the biometrics fee; 3. Form I-485, Application to Adjust Status 4. 2 recent identical color passport-style photographs of beneficiary 5. Copies of Beneficiary’s Government Issued Identity with Photograph 6. Copy of Beneficiary’s Birth Certificate 7. Certified Translation of Beneficiary’s Birth Certificate 8. Proof of Inspection and Admission a. Passport Page with Admission Stamp and nonimmigrant visa b. Copy of Form I-94 (Arrival-Departure Record) 9. Copy of Marriage Certificate 10. Evidence of Continuously Maintaining Lawful Status a. Copy of I-20, Certificate of Eligibility for Non-Immigrant (F-1) Student Status b. Copy of DS 2019, Certificate of Eligibility for J-1 Status (2014) c. Copy of DS 2019, Certificate of Eligibility for J-1 Status (2015) d. Passport Page with Admission Stamp (2014) e. Passport Page with Admission Stamp (2015) 11. Form 1-864, Affidavit of Support 12. Petitioner’s Federal Income Tax Returns IRS Transcripts 13. Proof of Current Employment 14. Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record (enclosed in sealed envelope) 15. Documentation Regarding J-1 Visitor Status a. Copy of Forms DS-2019 b. Copies of J-1 Visas and Passport Pages with Entry Stamps c. Copy of Form I-94 I-765: 1. A check for the amount of $410 2. Form I-765 3. Copy of I-94 Form 4. Copy of Beneficiary’s Government Issued Identity with Photograph 5. 2 recent identical color passport-style photographs of beneficiary I-131 (not applying for advanced parole): 1. Form I-131 2. Copy of Beneficiary’s Government Issued Identity with Photograph 3. Copy of I-94 Form
  21. 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.
  22. I had my interview on the 9th August 2016 at the US consulate Islamabad, the usual routine and was given 221g form with denied mentioned on it. i have created this topic to get to know the usual wait time for AP in 2016, as previously the AP average time was almost 6 months to an year, whereas in 2016 its average time is 3 to 6 weeks. kindly share your cases. thanks.
  23. Hi Vjer's, i just want to know what's best to have when travelling? i Have my Extension letter, state id, Do i need to get an Infopass? or my extension letter will do? I'm going to Alaska on November so i'm a bit worried about the entry and exit process.
  24. 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
  25. 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?