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arrow? Visa about to expire
September 28, 2016, 8:12 am Last comment by Ryan H

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So, we have applied for my wife to get permanent residence in the US. She is Colombian but we currently live and started the process in Australia. Our visa is about to expire, still waiting on the interview date. My question is, can she go to the States on a tourist visa till this interview gets scheduled?

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arrowCR-1 Visa Extension
September 27, 2016, 8:03 pm Last comment by noelle26

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My wife has her interview scheduled at the US embassy in Sydney in less than a month, but the problem is due to her employment contract there she is obligated to work at her current firm til the April of next year. Even though we were planning on her coming here over Xmas break, some of my coworker told me that some consulates allow an extension to the CR-1 Visa (beyond the 6months of visa allowance). 


Since the folks on VJ are very knowledgeable about this type of things I wanted to check here first to see if anyone has any experience with this or this is some sort of myth. If it's truly possible, what's the typical way to go about it?


Thank you in advance for your help.


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arrowK1 in transit to Sydney Embassy - Few questions.
September 27, 2016, 11:16 am Last comment by Stelare

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I'm having a minor heart attack right now, as my K1 is going way faster than I expected.

My SO and I filed our K1 on the 19th of July, I just called the NVC to find out if they received our petition and was told that it had already been sent off to the Embassy in Sydney.. and if it wasn't there already, it'd be in transit.


I arrived in the U.S on the 24th of August with my return flight on the 7th of December... I didn't expect our K1 to be finalised until early next year.. Which also means I may be getting married before the end of the year.

So I guess i will be flying back to Australia in possibly a month or so, depending on when things happen. As I need to figure out my medical exam, police clearance etc as well as the interview of course.


So I have a few questions..


- Where do I find out the dates that NVC received/sent out my petition? I was in a bit of a shock when the guy on the phone told me the date it was sent off so I don't remember what he said.

CEAC Visa Status Check just says 'in transit'. 


- Since I'm still in the U.S I'm assuming the embassy document package (packet 3) will be sent to my address in Australia. Will I also receive a letter in the mail in regards to my interview date (packet 4)/how will I be notified? As I will need to let someone at home know to be wary of the mail, as I will obviously need to look over all these ASAP when they arrive.


I'm also seeing things around the place about being emailed packet 3/4 but I don't remember supplying my own email anywhere in my K1 petition, so how would i provide that?


- What things should I start compiling? I have the duplicate copy of our I-129F already, both the NOA1 and NOA2. I know we need to do the I-134 with all the supporting documents as well as proof of ongoing relationship and an updated letter of intent to marry., Is there anything outside of this?


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arrowAOS and EAD cards and the USPS sucking
September 27, 2016, 10:31 am Last comment by Bill & Katya

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Does anyone know the reasoning behind not requiring a signature when these items are delivered? I have been checking our case status constantly, so I knew my husband's EAD card went out in the mail Sept 16. I was surprised we did not have it by last weekend, so I checked the case status to see the USPS "delivered it to us" on September 22. They did not. I spent plenty of time on the phone with the USPS and USCIS. All anyone could tell me was, sorry but the tracking information says it was delivered so apply for a replacement and pay the fee and wait for however many months all over again.


Luckily, I am stubborn and not shy. We walked our street asking our neighbors if they had it. We managed to find it at one of them and are very happy to not have to re-apply, but seriously...


Why do they not require a signature, especially with how often this seems to happen according to the message boards??

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arrowSponsor for one or everyone?
September 27, 2016, 4:03 am Last comment by Penguin_ie

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This has not yet come up as an issue, but I am thinking about how it works out for the future.  I am petitioning for my husband and am wondering since I am not an earner by any stretch, if my family sponsor my husband in the US does the sponsor need to show financial ability to support just my husband or the whole family, kids included?


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