I have 5 concerns about my I-130 application (NOA1 at the nebraska service center of july 5th 2016) that might cause them to send an RFE or deny my application.
1. I made a very thick application for my wife and her son. My wife's application is 1 inch thick. I just felt like the bona fide relationship evidence required that I include pictures and print-outs of e-mails.
2. My wife still has joint custody of her son with her ex-husband. He insists that the child stay in brazil for 1 year after my wife immigrates. I don't know how that will influence my visa process. I don't know if my step-son's visa application (step 2 after the i-130) should be delayed by 6 months or something... I don't know if a letter of permission from her ex-husband is enough for the child to immigrate one year after my wife. I know that either brazilian officials might stop him from leaving or US immigration officials might deny his visa. i know that CR-1 Visas work only one time and they usually expire 6 months after being granted. I suppose i have good reasons to be granted an extension on his immigration visa?
3. Me and my wife only just met in Cancun during December of 2015 and we married may 20, 2016 so we don't have a lot of really solid bona-fide marriage relationship evidence. I mean our financials are still mostly separate. I have a house and we have started keeping some money in a joint bank account in the USA. Our relationship has been largely online. I've spent a month with her in jan/feb, 8 days in march, and 15 days in May. the rest of the time she has been needing to continue her work as a doctor in Brazil and I've continued to need to do my research work in the USA. But we talk every day on Facebook mostly and I did considered sending the USCIS a printout of our entire facebook conversation which comes out to around a thousand pages double sided. HAHA but i didn't do that because that's just ridiculous. I've been to Brazil twice to visit her family and she has visited me twice in the USA. I included receipts for tickets to be together for the full month of September. (She's coming here with her tourist visa.)
4. I submitted copies of everything, no originals besides the i-130 forms and g-325a forms which have original signatures. i included 8 affidavits of support, 4 of which are in portuguese with official translations. they are all notarized. Is it okay that all that is copies? Or have I doomed myself to receive an RFE where they ask for the originals? (when they do an RFE, do they require that the entire packet be included with all the original documents?\
5. she's 13 years older than me and is a doctor while i'm a scientific researcher. so financially we are not really equal.
I feel like all these things are going to make the process take longer for me if they even bother to spend the time at all. It's not a simple case in my eyes.