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  1. Hello Visa journey family! Oh boy, it has been almost 7 years since last time I was here before I even gain my first temporary green card... well, I'm a proud American citizen since 2015 and now I'm in the process of bringing my mother to live with me in the United States . I filled the application and filed all the affidavits of support needed and all proofs that she is my mother and that I'm filing my taxes regularly every year.. then I received a letter from the NVC that I need to re-submit the affidavit of support again because I filed an expired form, so I went ahead and did so, now I have been waiting since they received the corrected "non-expired" forms for 2 months and 4 days now! After that being said, I have few questions: 1- how usually does it take for the NVC to review the case before sending it to the embassy here in Cairo? 2- my mother has a bad history with the American embassy here in Cairo because she went to America before with my dad and she gave birth to my little sister there , not only that! But also my dad over stayed and broke his B1/B2 visa since 2001 till this moment! My mother tried to renew her visa after it got expired in 2005 and they refused the renewal 3 times!! Will this story affect my mother during her interview for her green card even thought she is separated (not divorced) from my dad and that I'm her naturalized American son ? 3- last question, is ther anyway I can attend the interview with her ? Thank you
  2. I apply my wife ( China) i-130 in February. My Priority date is Feb 15 2017. I received Form i-797C Notice date 17 Feb 2017. Today i check and case status is in Initial Review. What is the next step and how long will it take ? is anyone can tell me when will visa available from my Priority date? I really have no idea how exactly it's work. I am currently with US Army , would that be any advantage for this case or nothing at all ? Thanks.
  3. Hey guys, i have been online and in lawyer offices for the past week and a half trying to figure out why this is happening. I am a US citizen and i brought my husband legally to the US and he has held a green card for the last 5 years. 2 weeks ago we got correspodence that someone wants to file a lawsuit for sexual assault against him and our business. Our business is a hair salon where we cater to men women and children. One of our clients accused him of sexually assaulting her and filed a police report and now a lawsuit. He also has 2 other police reports on offensive contact, one resulting in a trial and the others we are waiting for the citations to be issued so we can fight it. We have evidence that these accusations are untrue (video, payment reciepts, witnesses). My problem is, her lawyer threatened to go to uscis to find out info about my husbands past to ses if there are any complaints similar to this and probably to find some way to get ice involved. The only thing he has been convicted of was disorderly conduct class c mis back in 2014. And they still issued a greencard to him after we applied for removal. Im worried about the new administration in washington and how to deal with this whole mess. Her lawyer is doing something illegal by getting ice involved in a civil case which has nothing to do with criminal court and i am just worried that ice will show up and arrest my husband because this lowlife scum wants to make a quick buck. Any advice and help please, i have not slept or ate in 10 days since since this happened and i am trying to gather as much info and intel as i can to be prepared and to fight this. Thank you.
  4. I'm the American citizen and my husband and I will be interviewed soon for my husband's Adjustment of Status. I don't have my birth certificate but I have a current passport and ID. Is that enough info for the USCIS? We have all other info they require.
  5. Hello Everyone! Since I got many helps from this form, I wanted to share my experience about expediting card through a job offer 07/06/2016_ Got married 02/28/2017 _ I-485, I-130, I-765, I-131 sent all together 03/10/2017_ My application has been accepted 03/16/2017_ NOA mail & Biometrics appointment 03/22/2017_ Biometrics done (early walk in) 03/23/2017_ RFE in the mail 03/27/2017_ RFE sent ( it was for an initial evidence so process started from the 1st again) 03/30/2017_ Called USCIS to make a request for expediting EAD 04/03/2017_ Contacted with the congressman 04/10/2017_ Submitted the necessary documents through congressman As of this morning "04/15/2017" my EAD has approved!! I got it approved within 44 days from the first I submit my forms and within 17 days after RFE! Contacting with the congressman definitely helped me a lot! And, I honestly told him my situation and the importance of having the job. Also, the executive officer of my company emailed him stating the importance of having me back ASAP ( I completed my OPT over there but did not work after I got married). I believe the job offer letter & and the letter you write for yourself is important! So, if there is anyone who needs help, I will be more than happy to share my experience! Good luck to everyone!
  6. Hi everyone! I just received my greencard but my first name is missing the last letter because I have two first names and then just my middle initial. 18 letters total but 19 if space is included for my first name then my middle name has 8 letters. Will that be okay? The back of my greencard is also the same as the front it's also missing a letter and only my middle initial is there. Please help. Thank you im trying to get a hold of uscis but their new menu options is a pain I can't seem to talk to a customer representative. Hopefully I wouldn't need to have it replaced because I don't want to pay for it again and wait 10 months for it I'm so scared cause we're planning a vacation back to my country (Philippines) and I'm afraid they'll deny me entry back to the US
  7. Hi I need some advice on what to do. We filed AOS for my husband who is a K1 visa holder. I could not prove that I make above the poverty limit for affidavit of support because I have never filed taxes because I was a student and didn't make enough/ have a full time job until recently, therefore my mom filed form I-864a and is our joint sponsor. She makes way above the poverty line and we included all supporting documents that are stated in the letter to include. My husband and I received a pink letter in the mail titled: Request for Initial Evidence (I-485) I will write down exactly what it says: Based on the documents submitted with form I-864, Affidavit of Support, for the petitioner/sponsor, the income did not meet 125% of the poverty guideline for the petitioner/sponsors household size. Highlighted: Submit evidence of assets that meet the standars listed below or obtain a joint sponsor Assets must equal the stated difference between the petitioners/sponsors household income and 125% of the poverty guideline. Evidence of Assets includes: Banks statements etc etc.... If you decide to obtain a joint sponsor they will need to: -File form I-864 Affidavit of support -Provide copies of their most recent federal income tax returns -provide copies of all supporting tax docs. We do have a joint sponsor and we provided all the docs when we initially sent everything in. Could this be a mistake or could they have lost the documents we sent? Should I just resend everything with a letter? Any advice is appreciated.
  8. 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. ?
  9. 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.
  10. Hey everyone, I'm in the process fill out paperwork for AOS. I have question about form G-1145. The latest version is 09/30/2016 which is already expired. Where I can find newest one? Or I can use it? Thank you
  11. Hello everyone, i just received my immigration visa (spouse based, don't know the type of visa lol) so now I'm planning on traveling soon. I have a question, can I apply for greencard before traveling to the US, and if I can, is it okay for me to travel near the time to collection of plastic card, instead of waiting there in US? Or the processing of greencard starts AFTER I land in the US ? Thanks
  12. Hi Forum members, In January of this year i got married to a US citizen, but i filed for annulment of the marriage a day after we married since i caught my spouse doing drugs and cheating on me with my roommate,on the first day of our wedding . Fast forward to now ,i have met someone wonderful and her family and my family have given their blessing to marry. Please will like to know if there will be problems with USCIS and at greencard interview, since this is my second marriage and the first marriage didn't last for a week. Also am an F1 student in status and without any scrape with law since i came here.
  13. 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!
  14. We just our greencard and have three trips coming. The first is to go home to see our family, the second two are Europe for anniversary and then in fall Asia as a tourist. Has anyone ran into any problems with re-entry with a greencard with multiple trips? Each trip is about a week in length so definitely under the six month rule. Univison made a statement yesterday on a broadcast that people are reporting that they are having more of a hastle with re-entry. I don't know if that would be for travelers for visas or those with greencards. Thanks for the info.
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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!
  19. 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
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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
  25. 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.