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  1. Hi Everyone! It's almost time to file ROC. My husband and I are both students, he has been in school since the start of our immigration process, and I started school soon after arriving to the US. For the list of documents to send to USCIS we do not have joint lease together, because of our student status and where we live companies will not rent to us hence our lease is signed by a family member.. no will or anything of that sort as yet. We have joint bank account, utilities, credit cards and both our names on the rental insurance policies. We have multiple receipts for student resources purchased by my husband for me and also gifts, text messages (which I believe will be irrelevant), multiple pics of my in-laws and I together, they live in another state and we visit frequently for most holidays, nieces and nephews baptism and such. We have thank you card from others, birthday and Christmas cards from both my husband and I. If there is anything else I can think of, I will update this. In my initial filing my husband wrote a letter and explained his status being a student, and when he will be ready to return to the working world. Can anyone advice me on how to prepare a really good package for my ROC. Thank you!
  2. My husband's GC expiration date is 12/10/2017. I know our 90 day window opens on 9/11/2017. The issue is, we are going to be out of the country approximately from 09/20/22017- 10/05/2017 (dates might slightly vary). So I am wondering whether to submit the package on 09/11/2017 and then go on our trip OR go on the trip and then drop the package in the mail? I am already working on putting everything together because I don't want to rush last minute and when the time comes I just want to mail it out at the correct date. I know it's only May but because of our travel plans I would like to be prepared. Thank you!
  3. Hey everyone! I have the following ready to be sent but I have no utility bills in my name, only my husbands name is on the electricity, gas, and water bills. But we have this: 3 car titles with both our names 2 car loans with both our names 2 car Insurance policies with both our names (we switched from one company to another in the last year) 3 Health insurance cards with both our names (went from marketplace, to my husbands employer, to my employer) Checking account statements with both our names on the account (December 2015 until present) We're working on getting the statements before this period, because that's all available that we could get online 2015 and 2016 jointly filed tax return transcripts (I did not have taxes in 2014) 2 credit cards (each authorized users) My 401k with his name as beneficiary Life insurance policy with both our names 2 lease agreements with both our names 1 sworn statement from my FIL saying we lived with them for 1 year prior to moving to our home now Affidavits from 3 friends 8 photos photocopies of cards from family and friends to us Is this enough?
  4. I'm in the process of preparing my I 751 package and have a question regarding the affidavits of friends and family. We filed for divorce so im filing a waiver. Regarding the affidavits, i was wondering if they should just state that they knew us during our marriage and talk about all the good stuff or should they also talk about how things turned bad and how we started to have issues, etc.? Another question I have which hope you guys can help me with, is if I should send letters and emails we exchanged after we seperated. He was the one who initially filed but then decided he wanted me back and send me a bunch of emails and letters where he talks about how he ###### up and how sorry he is and that he wants me back. He also sent my mom an email asking her for forgiveness and that he's sorry how he treated me. Should I include any of that or just emails from before the separation? Thank you guys in advance for help, I been googling but I can't find any exact answers to my questions. Visajourney always been amazing throughout my whole visa process so I really appreciate all of you.
  5. Hi VJ community, Looking for some advice please. Filed a joint petition with my UCS in July'16 to CSC, had no issues at all.... Then in the winter things fell apart. We tried marriage counselling, but it didn't work. We are now separated, and I currently have a domestic violence restraining order against him in place. We haven't filed for a divorce yet. Our state requires a six months waiting period between divorce filing and adjudication. What do I do? Do I need to notify USCIS? If yes, do I notify them when I file or when the divorce is final? Thank you for all the help!!!
  6. 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!
  7. Hello, I unexpectedly need to travel out of the country for a week, I'm in Los Angeles. My Conditional permanent green card expired March 19, I submitted my I-751 Removal of conditions back in December. I got a I-797 Notice of Action that states my info, the amount I paid for the ROC, followed by: "your conditional resident status is extended for a period of one year. During the one-year extension you are authorized employment and travel...) (plus biometrics info which I already did in february) Can I travel using this letter as proof of my case and let back in the US ? I read that I can get an I-551 stamp on my passport using info pass, but whenever I check their appointment website it tells me there are not any appointments available. Do I need the stamp on my passport to travel? can I do a walk in for this stamp? I'm traveling in 2 weeks, again unexpectedly. thanks in advance!
  8. My lawyer is little bit busy and do some mistakes, but he is the best one in town, he is so negative too most of time even when I give him eveyrthing is asked for. Anyone has the same experience with that! anyone has any advice! Please
  9. I would like to just share my current situation and update throughout time so that others who may go through similar situation can possibly benefit from my experience. I am also seeking advice from anyone who have gone through similar situations as well. My husband and I have known each other since the third grade in grammar school and we grew up together practically all our lives. We started officially dating early 2012 and got married December of 2013. I received my conditional green card through my husband September of 2014. My husband and I have not been getting along since October 2015. He was not coming home and just out and about at bars not letting me know where he is or who he is with. Situation only got worse and we talked about divorce back and forth but he ultimately suggested that we live apart for a year so that he can determine whether or not I am "needed" in his life. He was refusing to compromise with me and only avoided me even more since I would beg him to come to his senses whenever I did get an opportunity to run into him. After 5 months of hell it was evident that my way of trying to negotiate and work things out with him is not working. He had missed spending my birthday and Valentines day with me and his time away from home only increased. He would come home when I am at work and change and leave so that he does not need to run into me. I finally decided in March of 2016 that since my way is not working, maybe it's best I give him time and try his way. I packed my things and rented a small room near my job splitting my time between this tiny room, my family's residence and my best friend's house. My husband was devastated the day I left. He was apologetic and talked about how he wants us to be together again in the next few months. I felt like I made the right choice by giving him some time as he had wanted because it seems he was back to his old self. Throughout the next month or so, we texted and talked on the phone like normal couples. He told me that he will be moving to NY to be closer to his job (our martial residence was in NJ) once our lease is up within the next month. So of course I assumed that I will be moving in with him as well later when we are ready so I withdrew from my school in NJ to start applying for schools in NY. In May of 2016, he moved and I was added to the lease. The following month in June, I started preparing my joint petition to remove conditions and he was cooperative and it seems there were no problems. My application was submitted early July and towards the end of July-early August he mentioned that he would like to get a divorce by the end of this year. Apparently, he has been seeing someone and he is currently happy with where he is and had a change of heart. I gave myself some time to process all this since I shifted my life around my husband and early September I reached out to him and agreed on a divorce. We have been having issues with the state's residency requirements to file a divorce since we just moved to NY. I spoke with a couple lawyers with some saying we can get a divorce now and others saying we will need to wait until we have lived in NY for at least a year. I am seeing a lawyer 11/1/2016 to file for divorce despite our residency issue. I will be sending in my request to amend my joint filing along with my final divorce decree if and once received. Here is my current timeline for those of you who are curious: 7/5/2016: sent completed I-751 joint packet to be filed with USCIS to my lawyer 7/20/2016: 1 year extension of my GC received 8/19/2016: Biometrics appointment completed 9/20/2016: Conditional Green Card Expired We will be filing for divorce under no-fault irreconcilable differences. I am suffering from extreme anxiety because this year has been a nightmare for me. I am uncertain if the IO will approve my waiver and I am just scared. Hopefully I can walk through my journey here and help those who are in a similar situation. Anyone with helpful suggestions would be appreciated also..Thank you.
  10. I'm trying to gather documents to file ROC, from reading this forum...I just don't think i have enough prove on our finance together. we got married since 08/2014. I got Green card on 07/2015 expires 08/2017 My husband basically pay for everything. Rent, Electric, Cable on his own account. We don't share financial responsibility, he solely taking care of those... since i make money far less than him and just work part time. We dont have a car, debts, loan or children... We carried separate bank account and credit card.. I help to pay for something on some occasions.. and responsible for my own expense like shoppings, subways etcs...We just have joint checking but just recently open 4 months.. and i help for pay 2-3 months for health insurance... Here what i have : -Tax return 2015 & 2016 - Current Health insurance card together (I am a dependent) - Previous insurance claim EOB from 2014 & 2016 shown both of our name, his as a member, I am dependent. - Joint bank account (just open 4 months 2017) - At&t phone bill for 2 lines, paid by my credit card (but under his name because he can get corporate discount from the company he working) - pictures with family and friends, family christmas postcards - some plane tickets togethers going on our vacations throughout 2014-2017 What else can i include here to make it more worried, please advise... will affidavit from his mom also help.. ? Also, we didn't have big party in US when we got married in Aug 2014...just a small celebration at his mom's... but 2 years later, when he enough vacation day, in Jan 2016, we went to my home country and had a traditional wedding ceremony.. which his family also attended.. should i include all those pictures, or USCIS will get confuse by this wedding pictures....? thank for your help...
  11. I just want to make sure how much for the fee on filing I-751. So i should write only 1 check in the amount of $680, is that correct? I dont have any children. Quote $595, effective 12 a.m. Eastern U.S. time, December 23, 2016. All Form I-751 petitions also require an $85 biometric service fee for a total of $680 Unquoted
  12. Hi All, I am in the process of applying to remove conditions and I have acquired the tax return transcript and tax account transcript from the IRS. These documents were mailed free of cost. I intend to submit this along with my federal and state tax return documents. However, I have read that some folks got an RFE because they did not submit a certified copy of the tax return. Can anyone validate how accurate this is or if anyone has had similar experiences?
  13. Hi All, I have a question related to what needs to filled in a particular section of the i-751. In Part 7., there is a section called "Acknowledgement of Appointment at USCIS Application Support Center". Under this section are we supposed to type or write our full name?? Similarly, under Part 8. do we enter my Spouse's full name? Under Part 4., Section 5. A-Number (if any), do we need to enter the Alien number even though my wife is now a naturalized citizen? How many months worth of bank statements and utility bills do we need to produce as proof of evidence?
  14. So USCIS updated their processing times today, and I noticed that the processing times on VJ (which are usually more accurate than USCIS) are way behind! I think that while we're really good about updating on our monthly threads, we're not always updating our VJ timelines as quickly! So, once you get your approval, or what have you, make sure you go into your profile and update the timeline, so the VisaJourney elves can keep their databases current. Thanks!
  15. Hi VJers, When attending the biometrics appointment, does your US spouse need to attend the biometrics appointment? -E2W
  16. I'm really stressing out now. I got my GC in June 2013 i was due to remove my conditions in 2015 which I did, we were financially really hard off this year and I applied with a fee waiver. I received the 1 year extention and that was literally it. Nothing else came in the mail when i called to get an update they told me vermont is back logged and i need to be patient alright. Well time came close to my extention getting expired, still no answered so i made an info pass appointment. The IO didn't see the issue at first either so he made me do my fingerprints and gave me a stamp in my passport for another year. He then called me later on saying my application was denied due to non payment obviously the fee waiver got denied. Now within 90 days of my stamp experation i applied yet again to get my conditions removed. They took the fees (money order) and i received another 1 year extention NOA letter. I submitted the entire package along with an explanation letter of what has happenend (bascially the same story here) Now i am terrified that they will still deny my roc. We are married have 3 kids and finally live a good life. This whole mess won't let me sleep at night. Anyone has any tips what to expect. Do you think this is getting denied? I never had any intentions of not filing or anything, we just didn't have the funds at this time so i applied togethet with a fee waiver. Thanks
  17. hi guys,,i just have a question for i751 form,,does it has barcodes at the bottom like the a.o.s. form? if so what browser is best to use? thank you for any reply,,,
  18. I came to the US on a CR-1 Visa and now I am in process of removing conditions. My wife and I has been living together since first day I came here, couple of months ago the company where I work at since a year and half got acquired by another company out of state. They laid people off and wanted to keep others, they offered me a job with them but out of state (3 hours away one way commute from where I live), they will keep my seniority and benefits, they will also give me a raise and will pay my moving expenses (I am a supervisor and they need my experience because they acquired the contracts that are in the works already). I applied for jobs around where I live but had no luck at all, add to that the pay is way less than what I used to make and what they new people offered me. Today I signed with them on taking the job because I have no other option or I will be unemployed, and with just my wife's income we can't support ourselves completely (she has 2 kids). I will be eligible to file for N400 under the 3 years rule in October 2017. I will rent small apartment near the job because it's almost 3 hours commute one way from our martial home. Meanwhile I will keep looking for jobs near us so I can move back to live together. I am not going to change my address on anything because I am still going to our home every weekend or she might come to my new place. Will I be able to file for N400 in October with such situation?
  19. Hi there! One year ago this month my husband was granted his conditional residency on the spot during our interview in the Boston office. We're moving to Dallas in July for a job after he graduates. I remember reading that processing times for Dallas were absolutely horrendous in the Adjustment of Status forums. Is that still the case for removal of conditions in the Dallas office? The earliest my husband can file is 01/21/2018 and we are looking at planning some international travel in March/April 2018. We already have a file started with our collected evidence for this second round of USCIS fun! Can anyone who is currently in the process of removal of conditions post their timeline for me--preferably Dallas office filers? I'm interested to see when you all receive your notice for extensions, etc. after filing. Also what is the estimated time for full completion of removal of conditions? Thank you!
  20. Hi guys we are submitting the ROC petition and were wondering if the cover letter is correct. RE: I-751 JOINT PETITION TO REMOVE CONDITIONS ON RESIDENCE FOR Petitioner A# xxx-xx-xxx U.S. Citizen Spouse: xxxx xxxx (DOB: xx/xx/xxxx; SSN: xxx-xx-xxxx) Conditional Resident Spouse: xxxxx xxxx (DOB: xx/xx/xxxx; SSN: xxx-xx-xxxx) Dear Immigration Officer: Please find the enclosed Joint I-751 Petition and materials to support removal of conditions on residence for my husband, xxxxxxx. USCIS granted xxxxxx conditional permanent residence on Date. Enclosed are the following documents required by this petition and evidence to verify the status of our marriage and ongoing relationship: · I-751 + Biometrics fee (Provided in a SINGLE Cashier’s Check for $ 590) · Photocopy of Permanent Resident Card (Front and Back) · Original Form I-751 completed and signed by Petitioner & USC · 2015 Federal and State Tax Return Transcript, Wage and Income Transcript · 2014 Federal and State Tax Return Transcript, Wage and Income Transcript · Copies of Joint Apartment Leasing Agreements and Renter’s Insurance Coverage from 2015 till present · Copies of Utility Bills from 2015 till present Copies of DMV registration card, Motor Vehicle Purchase Contract, Transfer & Reassignment Form, DMV Report of Sale, and Down Payment showing joint purchase of car.· Copies of Joint Auto Insurance · Confirmation Letter of Joint Auto Loan from BANK showing joint liability · Copies of BANK Auto Loan Monthly Statements · Copies of recent Joint Checking Account Statements and Joint Debit Cards · Copies of Joint Checking Account NO 2 Statements · Copies of Joint Credit Cards, Confirmation Letter showing PETITIONER as an authorized user, and Credit Card Statements (2015-2016) · Copies of USC PERSONAL Checking Account Statements (2015-2016) · Copies of PETITIONER Personal Checking Account Statements (2015-2016) · Copies of USC Savings Account Statements · Copy of CURRENT Employment Verification Letter with Recent Paystubs · Copy of Business License Tax Certificate, Seller’s Permit showing direct deposits to Joint Checking Account. · Copies of PETITIONER EMPLOYER Paystubs · Copy of USC PREVIOUS Employment Verification Letter and Paystubs (2015) · Copy of Confirmation Letter FROM INSURANCE showing us both covered under the same health insurance plan · Copy of Insurance Cards · Copy of Dental Certificate showing Joint Coverage · Copy of Dental Card · Copy of Joint Coverage Confirmation FROM 2015 INSURANCE · Copy of 2015 Insurance Card · Affidavit in Support letters of bona fide marriage from close friends (2) · Copy of PETITIONER passport biographical page & closing page showing USC as spouse · Copy of USC passport biographical page and visa page showing PETITIONER NAME · Confirmations of Change of Address for PETITONER & USC (AR-11, I-865, USPS Change of Address Confirmation) · Copies of Medical Office Visit Receipts and Vision Prescription · Copies of Rental Car Itineraries, Rental Car Auto Insurance, Bus Itineraries for trips taken together · Copies of our Shopping, Travel, Presents ( given to each other) & Hotel Receipts (2015 & 2016) · Copies of photos of us together at various events and locations throughout the years. We respectfully request that you APPROVE the enclosed application. Please, do not hesitate to contact us at EMAIL OR PHONE NO if you need anything further. Thank you for your prompt processing of this petition and for what we hope is your favorable response at your earliest opportunity.
  21. Hi All, Me and my spouse weren't living together while in the process of I130. He was in US and I was back in my home country. Do we need to submit correspondence between us during that period as evidence for I751? And what about I130 approval notice etc from USCIS, do we need to submit that as well? Thank you! Best
  22. 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!
  23. Hey everyone, Sadly my American husband and I are getting a divorce I have 6 weeks left until my 2 years permanent green expires. I am okay going back to my country, but if I wanted to stay, how successful would it be for me to try to adjust my status and remove conditionS if I do this alone once we get a divorce decree. I love this country and it's people and it would be great to stay, I would love to know if anyone knows a successful case doing this after a divorce. Thank you so much!!
  24. We just received a letter for my husband's biometrics appointment. It just so happens that I will be out of town at the time he is scheduled to go. Is it necessary for me, the USC, to attend the appointment, or will he be fine going alone? I know I'll have to go for the interview, but is it required for the biometrics? Also, has anyone gone early into the Kansas City office for their a walk in...and been successful?
  25. Hi guys, I'm a February 2017 filer and I'm done with biometrics and all. When I filed, I got the NOA 1 and letter for biometrics appointment pretty fast but now after the biometrics - all got silent. I checked at the USCIS website and my case status doesn't get updated. I know they're probably loaded with cases and probably back logged but how long is too long for us to be waiting on an update? Any recommendations? Thanks in advance!