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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Has anyone been approved for VAWA that filed back in August 20016??????????? Im stressing out ....Very inpatient...
  7. Hello, My 2 years greencard will expire on Sep 22 and i already filled the form to renew it. During this time, can i go out of the country? I will be back before my 2 years gc expired. Thank you
  8. Hello everyone! I am an American citizen and my husband is a Chinese immigrant holding a CR-1 greencard that expires near the end of 2018. We have a 1 year old daughter and are very much in love. I recently found out I was pregnant. We are happy, but financial issues and the cost-of-living in our area has made it seem like a good idea for ME to return to China and living with my in-laws, while HE stays here in Virginia for work. This arrangement would probably last for 1.5 years. After this time he will qualify for a pay increase and I'll be able to continue working. I am worried about how this will affect us filing jointly to remove conditions on his greencard (form I-751). We will live apart but love eachother immensely, are looking forward to having 2 children, and have valid reasons to live apart. Can a committed couple successfully remove conditions while living apart? Thanks!
  9. My husband sponsored me for Green Card last year in feb 2016. I just received a letter NVC welcome letter (ACL). I came to USA on F1 status, recently graduated and on OPT. Do i need to go through this process OR should i apply form i-485 directly, since i am already in USA. Totally confused as the form suggests, we will schedule your interview at US embassy or Consulate in Mumbai. And i am in US already. Please suggest, Thank you.
  10. Hi everyone I was wondering if you could help me with a question I had?.. I'm a joint i751 filer of March 2017. I'm still waiting for my green card.. my question is can I apply for my citizenship after two years and 9 months of receiving my first green card?.. all answers, advice and help will be much appreciated. Thanks in advanced
  11. 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 !!!
  12. 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!
  13. Hello, So my greencard card arrived this week, which was great except it had been issued incorrectly. It was issued with an IF1 category and a ten year expiry date, instead of having a two year conditional date and a CF1 category. We were only married in December 2016 so I know this is a mistake. I made an Infopass appointment to get an I-551 passport stamp on the recommendation of another forum user, and managed to get one in two weeks time, but I am wondering if I should send back the greencard and the I-90 form prior to the appointment, or keep hold of it, take everything along to the appointment and turn it in there. On the one hand I don't want to give up my proof of residency, but on the other I don't want to get to the appointment and have them refuse to stamp my passport with an I-551 because i haven't submitted an I-90 yet. I tried calling USCIS but they weren't too helpful! Anybody have any experience in this area? Thank you!
  14. Hi all, I'm working out the details of applying for a greencard through marriage.I am Canadian & have been in the US for 9 years with TN Visas. We are planning on sending the I-130 & I-485 at the same time. I have a couple of questions regarding the process. 1) can I/should I get the medical exam done prior to sending the application & include it in my package? 2) Can I apply for the I-765 (permission to work) & I-131 (permission to leave the US at the same time) 3) Am I applying for advanced parole in the I-131? 4) The 3rd party letters of knowledge of the bona fide status of the marriage. Do these need to be notarized? the language is confusing in the instructions "affidavits sworn to or affirmed by". And should these letters include personal stories? thanks for any help you can provide
  15. Hello everyone, I am green card holder and I have sponsored my wife category F2 .I have got NOA that USCIS has received my application but its now 6 months i have not got NOA approval of I-130 since 6 month .My PD is Dec 2016 , case is in California center . Date is 23 August 2016 since 5 months no change.What can i do ,its to frustrating.
  16. Hello, i am an exchange student who has just returned home but my family won the diversity visa so I need to fly back to America with them. But I can't because of the two year rule. I have recently applied for a J1 visa waiver and my current status says that they have sent sponsor views and there is also a request for sponsor views. "sponsor views" are said to be sent on 9 April, but it is June now and I haven't received anything. Am I supposed to be waiting for anything at all? Or should I just ask my sponsors for views?
  17. I am an Indian citizen. My parents are permanent residents in the US. They are sponsoring me and have applied for a green card on my behalf. I am planning on visiting a friend in Iran on a tourist visa. But I am worried that having an Iranian visa on my passport may affect my Green Card processing or even my entry into the US on a tourist visa. Am I being paranoid or can both of these actually happen? Can someone please advice me on this. Thank you!
  18. 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.
  19. Hi! I am trying to understand-how many passport-style photos do I need to attach to the I-485 packet? 2 or 4 or how many? Are they only needed for Application for Employment Authorization and Application for Travel Document or for something more? Thank you!
  20. Dear all, Thanks for being supportive in advance! I have applied for permanent residency application along with temporary work authorization. I did not submit the advance parole at the time of submission and now I am in need of travelling outside of the US. Can anyone tell me if I were to submit the advance parole application now, that will delay my work authorization approval which was submitted about a month ago? Any insight is appreciated it. Thank you. Very best
  21. Good day to everyone! This is my very first post here on VJ! Here it goes~ 1) after receiving Conditional Permanent Resident and receiving my Green Card, am I allowed to enlist into the US Military BEFORE having to wait for the 2 years anniversary to drop the Conditional status? If so, my understanding is that , the military will naturalize me to a US citizen much faster than if I waited for the the 2 year mark and then applying for citizenship. However, I am also curious what happens to the whole green card process... 2) does it get bypassed and everything regarding Greencard become a thing of the past? Will I run into any complications? This is sort of a open ended question... I have interest in serving in the military as a career and I would like to do it asap. Thanks everyone!
  22. Dear all, I currently hold G4 visa working at an international organization. I have American husband and applied for adjustment of status about a month ago based on the marriage. In this case, can I travel outside of the US to visit my home country or other countries while waiting for the green card application to be approved? Since I hold G4 visa, it is okay to go out or I can't go out unless I get the advance parole which I have not yet applied... Thanks for any insight on this.
  23. 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.
  24. Hello all, I recently moved to Texas with my wife who is a US Citizen. I am here on H1B and working currently whereas she is looking for a job and has got some offers in hand. Its 2 months now and we decided that I will apply for green card to avoid any uncertainties which come with the H1B visa. I was looking for attorneys who could help me with the application, but after reading some posts here in the forum I felt that I should try to give it a try myself. I had downloaded the requisite forms but they were quite confusing. I will try out the guides available here and try them again. But before that I wanted clarity on some issues: 1. I have a certificate from my hospital regarding my birth. But it does not have my name and it is next to impossible to get a certificate from the municipal body there. Adding to this we don't have any friends or relatives in that city now. What options do I have to get secondary evidence to support my birth? 2. Do we really need a birth certificate now? The USCIS site does not specify the birth certificate in the i130 or i145 webpage. Neither does it say anything about sending birth certificate in this page. Have the rules changed by any chance? The guide here in the webpage still asks to add the birth certificate in the package. Any help is appreciated. Thanks a lot! Bijoy
  25. Hey everyone I need some advice please! So I mailed out my i751 and I sent it attached with my money order and I was so nervous I wrote for it to be paid to the service center instead of USDHS. Will they send back my money order since it has the wrong name on it? Or what they will do? Has anyone been in this situation or know of anyone that has been? Any advice would help. Thank you in advance!