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Visa/esta.. marry.. aos.. ANYONE?

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I am looking for anyone who is in my situation.. came here on esta/some sort of temporary visa, visited boyfriend/ girlfriend/ fiancé, got married and then adjusted status. 

 

I posted about this 'new rule' trump is apparently bringing in, and with the replies it seems 95% of the people agree with it and are against this idea of adjusting status.

 

i am just looking for people who have successfully adjusted status and have any advice? 

 

-Bearing in mind I KNEW my partner before arriving, arrived with the intention of staying 2 weeks, extended, and got married.. at first it seemed that this was normal but now I'm thinking otherwise with the amount of negative feedback and assumptions that it was all planned and out of the ordinary for people's circumstances to change in a short space of time like my husband and I. I Didn't know it was such a crime for two people who are GENUINELY in love to actually get married whenever THEY WANT without planning ahead for 3 / 4 /5years. - 

Anyway, the article I posted suggested trump was against people coming for other reasons such as work etc, falling in loving, and getting married straight away. Suggesting they had the intent to get married all along for immigration purposes. At POE intent wasn't even questioned when I explained that I was visiting my family and boyfriend. 

 

 

any nice/ positive AOS stories would be much appreciated :) thank you. 

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If your intent was just to visit then go back home but you ended up changing your intent after POE, and instead you got married and have subsequently filed for AOS then so what other people think. 

 

Good luck....

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edit. Just read your other post about the rules changing; these are not yet law so I wouldn't worry about it. This forum has all sorts of people going through very tough situations with AOS, therefore please expect to be given a tough time.  

 

Maybe worth posting these sorts of questions in the U.K. Forum. 

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1 minute ago, csk2b1 said:

edit. Just read your other post about the rules changing; these are not yet law so I wouldn't worry about it. This forum has all sorts of people going through very tough situations with AOS, therefore please expect to be given a tough time.  

 

Maybe worth posting these sorts of questions in the U.K. Forum. 

Thank you! I understand, it's a tough process. On the previous post everyone replying seems to be people who have went down the fiancé/spousal route so I just posted here to see if there are any positive outcomes of adjusting status here.

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6 minutes ago, NikLR said:

I hope you also have a lifetime together and I hope you never regret your decision.  I wish you both happiness. 

Thank you. I understand why people would be annoyed at this process. If my life was different and I went through the same procedures as you guys then people started doing this, yes I would probably be annoyed too. but people are just so quick to judge and assume. If I had planned this I would have just turned up with a one way ticket, or a visa giving me plenty of time to get everything done. I would have had a flash wedding and invited everyone over to the states. People are just too quick to comment and pass opinions like you are some horrible person. Everyone is entitled to their opinions yes, but just because certain people have spent longer apart from their husbands and wives than we may have, doesn't make them any more in love or any better of a couple! But thank you for your kind comment, I certainly don't regret my decision and I wish you and your partner all the best and all the happiness in the world:)

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I did the K1 but with the benefit of hindsight would have gone the AoS route.

 

 


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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11 minutes ago, Boiler said:

The issue on VJ is adjusting, in the real world it is not, more those who stay illegally.

I disagree, I'd say it's a mixture of both. The difference being that those who stay illegally will always have that hanging over their head and it's not a pleasant way of living. I was one and it was no fun wondering every day if that was going to be the day you got caught. I know it's something I'd never put myself through again, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.


August 2000: We start e-mailing. I'm in Bosnia, she's in Florida

October 29th 2000: She sends me e-mail asking if I would marry her

October 29th 2000(5 seconds later): I say yes

November 2000: She sends me tickets to Orlando for when I get back

December 6th 2000: Return from Bos

December 11th 2000: Fly to Orlando, she meets me at airport

December 22nd 2000: I fly back to UK

January 3rd 2001: She flies to UK (Good times)

Mid February 2001: Pregnancy test Positive

Mid February 2001: She flies back to US

March 2001: Miscarriage, I fly to US on first flight I can get

May 2001: I leave US before my 90 days are up

June 2001: I fly back to US, stopped at airport for questioning as I had only just left

September 2001: Pregnancy test Positive again

September 2001: She falls sick, I make decision to stay to look after her as I am afraid I may have problems getting back in.

April 16th 2002: Our son is born, we start getting stuff together for his passport

March 6th 2003: We leave US for UK as family

Early April 2003: Family troubles make her return to US, I ask Embassy in London about possibilities of returning to US

April 16th 2003: London Embassy informs me that I will be banned from the Visa Waiver Program for 10 years, my little boys first birthday

June 13th 2006: I-129f sent

August 11th 2006: NOA1 Recieved

After our relationship breaks down she admits to me that she had never bothered to start the application process

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Only place I have seen people have issue with those adjusting has been on VJ.

 

If there is an official source focussing on this being a mega issue I have not seen it.


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