Posted 01 May 2010 - 03:50 PM
Hi guys! Been a long time since I posted anything on this forum.
We've been fighting through this immigration stuff together in the US for 4 years now. We're finally (hopefully) almost done.
Here's the situation:
I filed an I-130 for my wife, then a K3 Visa for my wife, and K4s for her two (adopted) children. I did not know at that time that I had to file I-130s for the children too as I (mistakenly) believed that since my sons' K4s were derivative of my wife's K3, then their I-130s would be too. We of course, soon learned that was false, but not before USCIS did their astronomical rate hike a couple of years back, and were forced to wait and save our pennies in order to afford the new ridiculously high fees associated with I-130 and then I-485 applications for both children. We filed I-130s last year, and are now ready to file the I-485s.
As we were filling out the applications we came upon a few stumbling blocks.
1st - The children are adopted by my wife, and their re-issued birth certificates list no father (we began the process of adoption stateside, but that is another story), so - what do we put in the "Father" field of the application. Although they do not know it, I am not their father and so I cannot legally put myself there.
2nd - Who signs the portion of the form that says "I authorize the release of information" etc etc, as its obviously meant for the adult immigrant to sign, but since my children are minors, we're not sure if they're are supposed to sign (doubtful) or if I'm supposed to sign.
Edited by OKflyboy, 01 May 2010 - 03:51 PM.
Ara & Anya - Tucson, Arizona
IR-5 for my (Anya's) mother
00 Filed: 03/08/2013
536 POE: 08/26/2014
00 I-130 mailed to Phoenix Lockbox: 05/28/2014
07 NOA-1 received in the mail: Priority date is 05/29/2014: 06/04/201
149 Approved; NOA-2 sent: 10/31/2014
155 NOA-2 received in the mail; Case sent to NVC: 11/06/2014
213 Case number received; AoS Invoice received; Choice of Agent submitted: 01/03/2015
218 AoS status is PAID: 01/08/2015
247 IV fee status is PAID: 02/06/2015
250 IV application submitted: 02/09/2015
261 Civil documents sent to NVC: 02/20/2015
268 AoS packet sent to NVC: 02/27/2015
313 Checklist received for AoS : 04/13/2015
314 Checklist response sent to NVC: 04/14/2015
328 Case complete. Interview date is June 19, 2015: 04/28/2015
334 Medical exam date is June 10, 2015 Passed: 05/04/2015
379 Interview: 06/19/2015
379 Case placed in administrative processing: 06/19/2015
397 Paperwork received at the Consulate: 07/08/2015
405 Case updated; No visa yet: 07/16/2015
409 More paperwork requested by Consulate: 07/20/2015
Brother (8 years old, A2A through LPR mother)
00 Filed: 09/12/2014
03 Petition accepted at California Service Center, NOA-1 mailed: 09/15/2014
07 NOA-1 received; Priority date is 09/15/2014: 09/19/2014
176 RFE received: 03/07/2015
238 RFE response mailed to CSC: 05/08/2015
242 RFE response received at CSC; Decision to be made before 07/11/2015: 05/12/2015
308 Approved; NOA-2 mailed: 07/17/2015
314 NOA-2 received; Case sent to NVC: 07/23/2015