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Hi.

This is my first post. Initially I fully intended to hire a lawyer to handle everything for me, even though I don't really have the funds right now.

I was going to finance it, or take an IRA loan. This particular lawyer quoted me around $5500 for immigration of my wife and her daughter with a CR1 visa.

My wife and I just married on 05.03.15. I am looking to get this immigration process underway ASAP, but also looking to save if at all possible.

So I decided to get informed myself, hence why I'm here on VJ today.

I just bought the Kindle Book "Fiance and Marriage Visas: A Couple's Guide to U.S. Immigration" by Nolo (8th Edition).

My goal is to read this, and determine which visa is best, and if I need a lawyer or not. I've spoken with a friend who did the process for his Japanese wife,

and he said it was rather straight forward. He didn't spend close to $5000.

My wife is Canadian. I'm a US Citizen. She has a 6 year old daughter and we just had a baby boy in Canada. I've already begun his paperwork

to get him US citizenship before even starting immigration so a visa for him won't be necessary.

So basically, I'm trying to learn if most people are DIY, or going the lawyer route? If using a lawyer, what is a typical price to pay and is it worth it?

From what I'm reading, the process for a CR1 visa seems pretty straight forward, but I dont want to miss something.

Also, once I file my initial visa request, can I have my wife and her daughter visit me on a tourist visa? What has to happen before they can come here? I'm

shooting to bring them here by July, at least on a tourist visa. The lawyer I spoke with said this is possible, but the book Im reading tells me to have them stay put during the application process. I'm not sure how long this process is.

I'll keep reading this forum, but if anyone has tips on this, please advise.

Thank you.


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2014-04-20/4-26: Took a Caribbean Cruise w/ a Friend


2014-04-22: Met Sarah (a Canadian) on Carnival Cruise in the Caribbean


2014-04-22/4-26: Spent rest of cruise w/ Sarah/Fell in Love


2014-04-30/5-04: Flew Sarah from Toronto to San Diego for a weekend


2014-05-03: I ask Sarah to be my girlfriend.


2014-05-16/5-19: Sarah & I both flew to Costa Rica for a weekend getaway.


2014-07-08/08-25: I visit Sarah in Toronto for the summer.


2014-08-25/09-11: We both fly to San Diego to have her meet my family.


2014-09-09: I propose on a hotair ballon ride. She accepts.


2014-09-11/2015-01-28: I stay in Canada with her on a tourist visa looking for jobs there so we can be together.


2015-01-28: I get hired for a job back in San Diego and return home.


2015-04-09: I return to Toronto to visit.


2015-04-20: We give birth to our son.


2015-05-03: We get married in Canada. (same date we officially became a couple 1 year prior)


2015-05-04: I return back to San Diego for work.


2015-05-06: I begin reading Fiance and Marriage Visas by Nolo (8th Edition)


2015-05-07: I find VisaJourney. Beginning the immigration process to have her, her daughter, and my son come live in the US permanently.


…the rest has yet to unfold…


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Best advise DO IT OWN YOUR OWN UNLESS THERE IS COMPLICATION OF LEGAL ISSUES

Many folks here are doing on their own. SAVE MONEY AND INVEST SOME TIME ON WEEKEND ON TO VISA PROCESS YOU WILL BE GOOD AND WILL BE HAPPY

MANY INCIDENT LAWYERS SCREW UP

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Check this long discussion http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/546037-filipinafianceevisacom-has-anybody-used-this-service-before-are-they-legit/

Folks here are awesome and they are there to reply your questions coz we all are facing same trouble and many of us have dealt it and found way outs / solutions. people replying here are talking from personal experience.. lawyers have professional experience.. and i guess folks here are too good (only that they dont sugar coat words as they dont invoice you for advise :P)

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ur family can visit you on tourist visa during the process. Just dont mess around with the visa duration. Don't try to adjust status in US and get GC on tourist visa. Tourist visa is visitor visa and adjusting status is kind of immigration fraud and will be red flag (telling you from my bookish knowledge about this)

Also Canadian national need no visa to come and visit you in US. They can come be with you and return back without messing on with privledge of being in US by exiting in timely manner ( i know less about Canada and US but there are folks here from Canada. They might help you)

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This is a DIY site so your are going to get a resounding vote for DIY. Unless your case is complicated, then DIY throughout the process.

Visiting during this process is just like a Canadian visiting any other time. However, with a husband in the US and a pending immigrant visa, one is recommended to bring ties to Canada to make crossing easier.

Since you are going the Cr1 route, the only real visa option you have - forge the K3 - the interview will be in Montreal. Where is your wife and step-daughter located? Does your wife have the proper documentation indicating she may take the child out of the US to live?

good luck


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February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete
25 DAY TRIP THROUGH NVC


Medical
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Interview
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Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011
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Citizenship

April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

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No need for a lawyer unless you have an extremely complicated case, which you don't seem to have. This website is very good for helping with the visa process. Also check out the state department's visa flow on below link, which will tell you how the process runs and what you need for each state:

http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/immigrate/immigrant-process.html

Since you're already married, there's only one route to go, the CR-1 visa, since you've been married less than two years.

Your wife and children can come visit you throughout the visa process. Just make sure she brings a letter from her employer and mortgage deed/rental agreement for her home in Canada, to show strong ties to her home country and she should be fine.


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USCIS Stage


September 8th 2014 - Filed I-130 with Nebraska Service Center


September 16th 2014 - NOA1 received


March 2nd 2015 - NOA2 received :dancing:



NVC Stage


March 28th 2015 - Choice of agent complete & AOS fee paid


April 17th 2015 - IV fee paid


May 1st 2015 - Sent in IV application


May 12th 2015 - Sent in AOS and IV documents


May 18th 2015 - Scan Date


June 18th 2015 - Checklist received


June 22nd 2015 - Checklist response sent to NVC


June 25th 2015 - Put for Supervisor Review


Sept 15th 2015 - Request help from Texas US Senator Cornyn and his team


Sept 23rd 2015 - Our case is moved from supervisor review to NVC's team for dealing with Senator requests


Nov 4th 2015 - CASE COMPLETE!!!! :dancing:



Embassy Stage


Dec 16th 2015 - Medical exam


Dec 21st 2015 - Interview


Dec 21st 2015 - 221(g) issued at interview for updated forms


Jan 13th 2016 - Mailed our reply to the 221(g) to the US Embassy, received and CEAC updated the next morning


Jan 20th 2016 - Embassy require more in-depth info on asset for i-864


Feb 1st 2016 - Sent more in-depth info on assets as requested. Received the next morning


Feb 16th 2016 - Visa has been issued :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing:



In the US


April 5th 2016 - POE Newark. No questions asked.


April 14th 2016 - SSN received


May 10th 2016 - First day at my new job :dancing:


May 27th 2016 - Green Card received


June 7th 2016 - Got my Texas driver's license

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DIY, There is no reason to pay a lawyer to fill out the same paperwork you can fill out yourselves and hiring a lawyer will not speed the process up in any way. It may actually slow it down as they do not have the vested interest you do to respond quickly to info requests from USCIS. I can almost guarantee your lawyer will not be on the phone daily for case updates like most of us were.

You will be applying for the CR-1 visa as you are married but have been so for less than two years.

As for how long the process takes, you are looking at about 1 year, and though I also read that you should stay put during the process, my husband and I visited each other several times without any issues.

Your wife and children do not need a visitors visa to visit you here, their regular Canadian passports will work as long as you do not exceed the 6 month/year limit. They should, however, as noted by previous VJ'ers, bring proof of strong ties to Canada as not to be rejected at the border and the father of your step-daughter should sign a consent for her to cross the border with her mother.

Good luck, we are all here for you should you have any questions!

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Congrats and best wishes!!

My American hubby is also petitioning for myself (Canadian wife) and stepdaughters (my Canadian daughters). We started the paperwork journey last August and we're almost done. It really is not terribly complicated, but you just have to make sure you take the time to understand each step and what is needed.

There is an incredible WEALTH of data and information here, and many incredible members who are willing to help guide you and answer questions along the way!!

My daughters and I cross often into the US to spend the weekend with hubby. Only once in the many months of crossing has a border guard given me a hard time, and he was actually just being an power-tripping jerk! But I too carry proof I am returning to Canada when I say I am, only the clothes/supplies I need for the time I'm there (to not give the impression I'm moving early), and am always honest and polite with the guards.

If you or your wife plan to cross often to see each other, I highly recommend getting Nexus cards for everyone (even the kids need them, but under 18 y/o they're free) It saves a lot of time at the crossing!!!

The hardest part about the whole thing is the waiting..... but find things to distract yourself, break it down into smaller steps/victories, and it will be over before you know it!!


Met in the SCA - DRACO INVICTUS!

08-14-2014 Married in Ann Arbor, MI

 

USCIS.... DONE  in 150 day from NOA1 to NOA2 (TSC)

NVC... DONE  in 116 days from NOA2 to final CC

Final Steps... DONE in 350 days from NOA1 to POE
08-11-2015 POE in Detroit, MI 

 

Removal of Conditions

07-11-2017 NOA1 date (rec'd on 14th)

08-03-2017 Daughter and I completed biometrics

May 2018 - I had to redo my biometrics (reason unknown)

WAC17283XXXXX....and we wait

07-13-2018 I-551 extension stamp (12 mths) obtained at USCIS office in Detroit

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Thank you for all the helpful information. I was definitely leaning toward DIY after speaking

to a few lawyers, then a friend who did DIY. My situation should be pretty straight forward.

Thanks for the tip about NEXUS. We're def going to do that. My next question then is:

once I file the paperwork to begin the process, what has to happen before my Canadian family

can come to the US as tourists while we wait for the visa? Do we receive something back from USCIS?

Or is simply filing certified mail "proof" of application, and then they can come.

Again, this is early May. My goal is to file this month and have them here by 4th of July. Crazy goal or realistic?

Thanks again!


----------Our Cruise Love Story-------------


2014-04-20/4-26: Took a Caribbean Cruise w/ a Friend


2014-04-22: Met Sarah (a Canadian) on Carnival Cruise in the Caribbean


2014-04-22/4-26: Spent rest of cruise w/ Sarah/Fell in Love


2014-04-30/5-04: Flew Sarah from Toronto to San Diego for a weekend


2014-05-03: I ask Sarah to be my girlfriend.


2014-05-16/5-19: Sarah & I both flew to Costa Rica for a weekend getaway.


2014-07-08/08-25: I visit Sarah in Toronto for the summer.


2014-08-25/09-11: We both fly to San Diego to have her meet my family.


2014-09-09: I propose on a hotair ballon ride. She accepts.


2014-09-11/2015-01-28: I stay in Canada with her on a tourist visa looking for jobs there so we can be together.


2015-01-28: I get hired for a job back in San Diego and return home.


2015-04-09: I return to Toronto to visit.


2015-04-20: We give birth to our son.


2015-05-03: We get married in Canada. (same date we officially became a couple 1 year prior)


2015-05-04: I return back to San Diego for work.


2015-05-06: I begin reading Fiance and Marriage Visas by Nolo (8th Edition)


2015-05-07: I find VisaJourney. Beginning the immigration process to have her, her daughter, and my son come live in the US permanently.


…the rest has yet to unfold…


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http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.php?app=core&module=search&do=user_activity&mid=174779&search_app=forums&userMode=content&sid=4992f95a504974294fc5b1fe75a5403c&search_app_filters[forums][searchInKey]=&search_app_filters[forums][sortKey]=date&st=25

Similar questions come up all the time.

This was my reply...

Here is my take...

Use immigration attorney...

1. If you have unusual and/or difficult circumstance

2. If few thousands of dollars is insignificant

3. If you are not good at or interested in reading and following instructions

4. If you have ADD/ADHD and immigration paperwork is not in your interest

5. If your English is limited

6. If you are lazy and don't like dealing with paperwork details

7. If your IQ is way below average

Do it yourself...

1. If you have pretty normal circumstance

2. If few thousands of dollars is significant

3. If you are good at and interested in reading and following instructions

4. If you don't have ADD/ADHDt

5. If your English is reasonably OK

6. If you are not lazy and don't mind dealing with paperwork details

7. If your IQ is close to normal or higher

Personally...

This is my first time filing for K1 visa, and I was completely intimidated at the beginning

when I didn't know what to do. However, upon reading few VJ guides, my confidence level soared.

And having such interactive discussion board to ask questions and to have many folks who's

gone through the paperwork and processing themselves to answer in a reasonably timely manner

really put the icing on the cake.

Visa processing is NOT trivial and its' not for everyone to do it by themselves.

That said, for someone with average intelligence and normal situation,

I would say this is about as difficult as filing a income tax with itemized deductions...

which by the way...is also not for everyone to do it by themselves.

Finally, I would say that without the VJ site, I am pretty sure that I would had to

resort to an immigration attorney.

Therefore...thanks VJ...and thanks all VJ members!


10-04-2013 We met online
11-21-2013 We met in person in Shanghai for 2 weeks

12-13-2013 I-129F packet sent via express

12-19-2013 USCIS NOA #1 (text and email) received

12-24-2013 USCIS assigns Alien Registration Number
12-31-2013 USCIS NOA #1 hard copy received
06-02-2014 USCIS web site shows NOA #2 approval
06-06-2014 USCIS web site shows case sent to NVC

06-xx-2014 Fiancee acquired birth, marriage, and police certificates from local police station (wrong)

06-16-2014 NVC creates case with GUZ### number

06-19-2014 NVC sends case sent to Guangzhou, China
06-24-2014 Received packet 3 express mail from embassy
06-25-2014 Completed DS-160 and paid K1 visa fee

06-26-2014 Mailed packet 3 response back to Embassy

06-26-2014 Requested police certificate from Russian embassy

07-08-2014 Received packet 4 email from Embassy

07-17-2014 Picked up Russian police certificate

07-25-2014 Fiancee medical exam (received MMR & Varicella, but they missed required TD shot)

07-31-2014 Picked up medical exam reports

08-01-2014 Request (correct) birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service (GongZhengChu)

08-06-2014 Picked up birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service

08-14-2014 Passed Interview Guangzhou embassy

09-01-2014 Received passport, visa, & sealed envelope

09-13-2014 POE

09-17-2014 Went to CBP office to get (US entry) I-94 updated correctly

09-18-2014 Applied for Social Security Card
09-19-2014 Applied for Marriage License (via online)
09-25-2014 Received Social Security Card
09-30-2014 Picked up Marriage License
10-09-2014 Marriage by Justice of Peace
10-09-2014 Got Certified Marriage Certificate Copies
10-17-2014 Received a letter from SS office that they need the marriage license
10-09-2014 Applied to change the social security card name
10-24-2014 Went back to SS office to provide the marriage certificate documents again!!!
12-09-2014 Submitted AOS, EAD, and AP
12-16-2014 Received 16 emails and 16 text NOA messages
01-05-2015 Received Biometrics appointment letter for (01-12-2015)
01-12-2015 Had Biometrics (fingerprint & picture) - Required Marriage Certificate!!!
02-17-2015 EAD and AP is approved
02-23-2015 Received AP is approval letter
02-25-2015 Received EAD/AP combo card (expires 02/16/2016)
02-27-2015 Applied for SS card name change (they took her SS card)
02-27-2015 Driver's learner permit test was denied since the SS card was given to SS office for name change
03-17-2015 Received SS card with married name
03-17-2015 Started to change all her accounts to married name
03-23-2015 Received potential interview waiver letter
03-27-2015 DMV rejects learner's permit due to "legal status=pending" and vision test failure
04-05-2015 Vision test for learner's permit
04-06-2015 DPS sent us letter that DHS cleared my wife's status to acquire driver's license.
04-10-2015 Passed Driver Learner's Permit
04-22-2015 Received Driver Learner's Permit ID card (expires 02/16/2016)
08-27-2015 Green Card approved
08-31-2015 Received Green Card "Welcome Notice Was Mailed" letter
09-05-2015 Received Green card
10-26-2015 Passed Driver's License Road Test (on 3rd attempt)
11-03-2015 Received Driver's License (expires 02/16/2022)
11-06-2015 Applied to remove conditional work remark on SS card
11-23-2015 Received updated Social Security Card.
- - - - - - - - - - Pending Future Processing - - - - - - - - - -
05-27-2017 File 10 Year Green Card
08-27-2017 2 Year Green Card Expires
05-27-2018 File USC

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Here is my take...

Use immigration attorney...

1. If you have unusual and/or difficult circumstance

2. If few thousands of dollars is insignificant

3. If you are not good at or interested in reading and following instructions

4. If you have ADD/ADHD and immigration paperwork is not in your interest

5. If your English is limited

6. If you are lazy and don't like dealing with paperwork details

7. If your IQ is way below average

WOW, that is quite insulting to people who have used attorneys to handle paperwork for them. Not all of us have the time to handle this process. Some people are a couple of working professionals. I suppose 2. applies to me but don't you dare think any of the others do. What a cheek!

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Thank you for all the helpful information. I was definitely leaning toward DIY after speaking

to a few lawyers, then a friend who did DIY. My situation should be pretty straight forward.

Thanks for the tip about NEXUS. We're def going to do that. My next question then is:

once I file the paperwork to begin the process, what has to happen before my Canadian family

can come to the US as tourists while we wait for the visa? Do we receive something back from USCIS?

Or is simply filing certified mail "proof" of application, and then they can come.

Again, this is early May. My goal is to file this month and have them here by 4th of July. Crazy goal or realistic?

Thanks again!

As tourists (Canadians do not need any special paperwork to visit...) all she should carry with her is her ties to Canada....

When I head across the border, my file contains a few different sections:

1. Ties to Canada - letter from work, daycare receipts, rent receipts bank statements, and letter from my ex that I have his permission to travel with the kids across the border.

2. Copies of paperwork - copies of our NOA1 and NOA2 from the USCIS stage, our NVC file (welcome letter with case #, paperwork rec'd letter, DS-260 confirmation sheets)

3. Copies of originals - birth certificates, marriage certificates, custody/divorce paperwork...

It may seem like a lot, but it really isn't..... and I've been asked for various things at different times (mostly the letter from my ex saying I can travel with the kids)

What province is she in? What State are you in? Would she be hopping across for the weekend, or are you further apart where she may stay for a little longer?

She should be sure that she is only carrying with her what she needs for that trip. Guards are on the lookout for people trying to move before their visas are ready. Even if she isn't, giving them even the slightest impression that she may be trying move stuff is a no-no....

Always be honest!!! I always tell the guard I'm crossing to spend the weekend with my husband, yes he is a US citizen, yes he is filing for me and the kids... and yes I'm returning to Canada on Sunday afternoon (or Monday morning).....

This process is going to take about 10-12 months!! Having them there by the 4th of July won't happen. Don't bother trying to get around it, or look for loopholes - we all have tried that. This journey is a real test of patience.... but don't worry, you have a lot of support as you go!!

Stage 1 - USCIS takes approx 5 months.... Stage 2 - NVC takes about 4-6 months.... Stage 3 - Interview is about 1-2 months after NVC finishes the paperwork..... to make it as short as possible, understand what is needed at each step and be ready for it..... Take a look at other people's timelines (and don't forget to keep yours up to date!)


Met in the SCA - DRACO INVICTUS!

08-14-2014 Married in Ann Arbor, MI

 

USCIS.... DONE  in 150 day from NOA1 to NOA2 (TSC)

NVC... DONE  in 116 days from NOA2 to final CC

Final Steps... DONE in 350 days from NOA1 to POE
08-11-2015 POE in Detroit, MI 

 

Removal of Conditions

07-11-2017 NOA1 date (rec'd on 14th)

08-03-2017 Daughter and I completed biometrics

May 2018 - I had to redo my biometrics (reason unknown)

WAC17283XXXXX....and we wait

07-13-2018 I-551 extension stamp (12 mths) obtained at USCIS office in Detroit

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It's a personal opinion, and you can have your own.

And yes, I think it's reasonable to add...

8) If you don't have the time

And I'm sure there are other reasons as well...


10-04-2013 We met online
11-21-2013 We met in person in Shanghai for 2 weeks

12-13-2013 I-129F packet sent via express

12-19-2013 USCIS NOA #1 (text and email) received

12-24-2013 USCIS assigns Alien Registration Number
12-31-2013 USCIS NOA #1 hard copy received
06-02-2014 USCIS web site shows NOA #2 approval
06-06-2014 USCIS web site shows case sent to NVC

06-xx-2014 Fiancee acquired birth, marriage, and police certificates from local police station (wrong)

06-16-2014 NVC creates case with GUZ### number

06-19-2014 NVC sends case sent to Guangzhou, China
06-24-2014 Received packet 3 express mail from embassy
06-25-2014 Completed DS-160 and paid K1 visa fee

06-26-2014 Mailed packet 3 response back to Embassy

06-26-2014 Requested police certificate from Russian embassy

07-08-2014 Received packet 4 email from Embassy

07-17-2014 Picked up Russian police certificate

07-25-2014 Fiancee medical exam (received MMR & Varicella, but they missed required TD shot)

07-31-2014 Picked up medical exam reports

08-01-2014 Request (correct) birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service (GongZhengChu)

08-06-2014 Picked up birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service

08-14-2014 Passed Interview Guangzhou embassy

09-01-2014 Received passport, visa, & sealed envelope

09-13-2014 POE

09-17-2014 Went to CBP office to get (US entry) I-94 updated correctly

09-18-2014 Applied for Social Security Card
09-19-2014 Applied for Marriage License (via online)
09-25-2014 Received Social Security Card
09-30-2014 Picked up Marriage License
10-09-2014 Marriage by Justice of Peace
10-09-2014 Got Certified Marriage Certificate Copies
10-17-2014 Received a letter from SS office that they need the marriage license
10-09-2014 Applied to change the social security card name
10-24-2014 Went back to SS office to provide the marriage certificate documents again!!!
12-09-2014 Submitted AOS, EAD, and AP
12-16-2014 Received 16 emails and 16 text NOA messages
01-05-2015 Received Biometrics appointment letter for (01-12-2015)
01-12-2015 Had Biometrics (fingerprint & picture) - Required Marriage Certificate!!!
02-17-2015 EAD and AP is approved
02-23-2015 Received AP is approval letter
02-25-2015 Received EAD/AP combo card (expires 02/16/2016)
02-27-2015 Applied for SS card name change (they took her SS card)
02-27-2015 Driver's learner permit test was denied since the SS card was given to SS office for name change
03-17-2015 Received SS card with married name
03-17-2015 Started to change all her accounts to married name
03-23-2015 Received potential interview waiver letter
03-27-2015 DMV rejects learner's permit due to "legal status=pending" and vision test failure
04-05-2015 Vision test for learner's permit
04-06-2015 DPS sent us letter that DHS cleared my wife's status to acquire driver's license.
04-10-2015 Passed Driver Learner's Permit
04-22-2015 Received Driver Learner's Permit ID card (expires 02/16/2016)
08-27-2015 Green Card approved
08-31-2015 Received Green Card "Welcome Notice Was Mailed" letter
09-05-2015 Received Green card
10-26-2015 Passed Driver's License Road Test (on 3rd attempt)
11-03-2015 Received Driver's License (expires 02/16/2022)
11-06-2015 Applied to remove conditional work remark on SS card
11-23-2015 Received updated Social Security Card.
- - - - - - - - - - Pending Future Processing - - - - - - - - - -
05-27-2017 File 10 Year Green Card
08-27-2017 2 Year Green Card Expires
05-27-2018 File USC

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5500 is that in addition to the immigration fees? doesn't even matter. that's a lot of money for something you can totally do yourself.


IR-1/CR-1

NOA-1 December 16, 2014

REF- June 24, 2015 ---------------190 days since NOA 1

RFE Respond- July 5, 2015 ----

NOA- 2 July 24, 2015 ------------- 220 days since NOA 1

NVC Sent- August 04, 2015 ----- 11 days since NOA 2

NVC Rcvd- August 18, 2015 ---- 14 days later
Case ID & IIN obtained- August 21, 2015 (over phone)

DS 261 completed- August 25, 2015

AOS Paid- August 25, 2015

Documents Sent- September 28

IV Paid- September 28, 2015

Document Scan- October 2, 2015

DS 260 Completed- October 5, 2015

Case Complete- October 29, 2015 --------- 27 days since Case Complete

Interview Scheduled- November 14, 2015 (Interview date- December 15, 2015)

Medical Done- November 23, 2015

Interview- December 15, 2015

Result- Need joint sponsor. Liquid assets not accepted.

... Looking for joint sponsor now.

Visa In Hand- .....

POE- .....

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