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I know that DOMA was struck down and USCIS has to treat same-sex filers exactly the same way as straight couples.

Still, I was wondering if anyone has witnessed same-sex filers being treated any differently by USCIS?

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ROC Timeline
01/22/2018 - I751 sent to CSC

01/24/2018 - Delivered to CSC

01/26/2018 - Check cashed

01/29/2018 - NOA received (dated 01/24/2018)

05/11/2018 - Biometrics letter received (dated 05/05/2018) - USCIS reusing old biometrics, no appointment necessary

08/17/2018 - 18 month Extension Letter received

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Everything is the same for all couples. The only difference being that you must tell USCIS that you're planning to marry in a state that supports marriage equality. These days it comprises most US states. Having said that the petitioner does NOT need to live in a marriage equality state.

There is really nothing to it. It's the same process, documents, etc...

Good luck!

I know that DOMA was struck down and USCIS has to treat same-sex filers exactly the same way as straight couples.

Still, I was wondering if anyone has witnessed same-sex filers being treated any differently by USCIS?


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We will be marrying in my state, Florida. And marriage equality started on January 6, 2015.

Thank you!


ROC Timeline
01/22/2018 - I751 sent to CSC

01/24/2018 - Delivered to CSC

01/26/2018 - Check cashed

01/29/2018 - NOA received (dated 01/24/2018)

05/11/2018 - Biometrics letter received (dated 05/05/2018) - USCIS reusing old biometrics, no appointment necessary

08/17/2018 - 18 month Extension Letter received

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We haven't been treated any differently and we are almost at the interview stage.


-Christopher (P/USC)

Removal of Conditions Timeline

  • 11 SEPTEMBER 2017 (MONDAY) - FILE I-751 TO CALIFORNIA SERVICE CENTER

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It's honestly hard to say if we or anyone are being treated differently. It's great that you are getting married in FL. We got a common-law marriage certificate (notarized) and sent it in with our package. Our case was received on 6/11/14 and on 2/19/15 we received a letter stating our case has been suspended until we can provide the following:

"The relevant Colombian statue/law that establishes that a “de facto common law marriage” is the equivalent of a legally contract marriage under Colombia law with all the same legal rights and duties of marriage. The statue/law should establish the legal foundation of a common law marriage in that state and set forth the requirement necessary to prove common law marriages."

So point is, it may take longer due to lots of grey areas still with gay marriage when it comes to each countries or states law.

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Have not seen posts here about same sex couples being treated differently. Have seen them posting about the process and about their approvals as well.

There is an ongoing thread for same sex couples here > http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/441524-binational-same-sex-couples-show-up/


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