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arrowTracking Case Number For I-751 Overseas
April 5, 2015, 6:42 am Last comment by Khal_Drogo

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Hey all!

So we filed Eli's I-751 last month from England where we are stationed, and we received the I-797 about a week and a half later, complete with receipt number and everything.

Now, I know it says on the I-797 that we will not receive an ASC appointment notice (as were are overseas military), and I also know that most people have to use the receipt number on that notice to track their case.

My question is this; will we ever get a valid tracking number? Or are we blind for the entirety of the case?

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arrowBig age difference...
April 4, 2015, 3:09 am Last comment by vandh

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I applied for a permanent residency for my husband. He received his EAD 3 weeks ago. But now we're slightly worried about the upcoming interview.


We're both in the medical field. I'm a medical assistant and he's a podiatrist. (We met in the hospital where I work.)

We're both originally from the capital of Bulgaria - Sofia.

We're both Christians.


However... we have 15 years age difference with me being the older one. (I just turned 50.)

Also, I have 2 children (ages 23 and 13.) While my husband gets along great with both of his stepsons, he doesn't want any babies. In fact, that's one of the main reasons why he had split up with his ex wife.


We've been married since November. We dated for about 10 months before we got married.

Also, my husband's divorce from his ex wife only became final in September. But they had been living separately for one and a half years prior to that...  


We had a small ceremony at City Hall in NY with just 2 of our friends as witnesses. My husband's parents and my mom reside in Europe. My younger son was at school. And my older one was at work. We went to a restaurant afterwards. But we have yet to go on a honeymoon (to Boston.)


Here's the evidence we have gathered for the interview:


- Joint tax filing documents.

- Joint medical & dental insurance (through my work.)

- Cable/Internet bill.

- Electricity bill.

- 2 Joint bank accounts.

- Joint credit card accounts.

- Renters insurance. NOTE: Unfortunately, I am unable to put my husband on the lease... My landlord and I don't have a written contract. I know, I know... that's very bad. At some point, the landlord had given me a hand-written note that had her name and address, the property's address and the amount I was to pay every month (I needed it for my work.) But I've been living in her place for over 2 years without any problems now. Apartments in NYC are crazy expensive. And we only pay $1,200 for a large 2 bedroom... My landlord lives out of state and has no idea that I'm married. She took pity on me when I rented the place because I was a single mother. If I were to tell that I married a doctor... well, she'd definitely increase my rent. There's a young couple living right below us. They pay $300 more each month for a smaller 1 bedroom apartment! My husband doesn't work yet... and I can't afford to have the landlord increase our rent. So, I can't put my husband on the lease for the time being. I'm not sure how I can explain this to the officer who's going to interview us...

- Hotel and other receipts from a week-long trip with my younger son to Chicago in the spring of 2014.

- Pictures from our engagement (which was very romantic - on a boat cruise on the Hudson River :blush:)

- E-mails, dating all the way back to February of 2014.

- Pictures with various friends, my father and my 2 sons + my older son's gf. These include pictures from our wedding day, my birthday, our dating and every day life, Christmas, Thanksgiving, etc.

- E-mails exchanged with wedding vendors. (We had a professional photographer. I had a very nice floral bouquet. I had also e-mailed a few officiants, because we wanted to do a fall wedding. But then I got very sick for a few weeks, so we had to postpone it.)

- Copies of greeting cards that we've given each other. I have a few holiday cards from our friends saved somewhere.

- Pictures of a wedding gift from my in-laws (who reside in Bulgaria) and a greeting card from them.

- Receipts from gifts that we've given each other.  


I guess I'm primarily worried due to the fact that we have a significant age difference. Also, my husband's brother & his wife live in NJ. But he hasn't been having a good relationship with them for years now. I have never met them. They don't speak... at all.


What are your opinions on our case? I will greatly appreciate hearing them.

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arrowK1 Visa Delayed
April 3, 2015, 3:26 pm Last comment by Ryan H

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Hello everyone! I am a new member and this is my very first topic. Hopefully I’ll do fine J I got engaged to my fiancé in May 2014 and we applied for K1 visa right away in June 2014. It has been 10 months and the only answer we ever got back is that the case is on hold due to security checks. The normal time for that office is 5 months and my fiance and I are seriously beginning to get worried. But I do have an idea of why this might be happening and maybe I should have started with that. I was married once already. My former wife was also a foreigner from the same country as my current fiancé and she got a green card through me. Everything was pretty easy since she was already in the states when we met. Our marriage did not work out and officially we got divorced in March 2014, but have been separated since the summer of 2012. In the mean time I fell in love with a childhood friend (my fiancé) and I have been visiting her many times to be with her. After I realized she is the love of my life, I decided to propose to her and promised her that I will never leave her again until she is allowed to enter The United States with me. So I abandoned my home and since then (1 year), have been living with her in my native country. I know I should have divorced my ex-wife much earlier, but I had so many other problems and priorities at that time, that I guess I got carried away. I really regret that part of my past now, but whatever was done is over and my main concern now is how long it will take to bring my wife to the states, so we can get married.  I know that security checks are standard, but this is taking much longer than anticipated and like I mentioned, we are seriously worried.  Do you think that my previous marriage is the reason for this delay? How long do these security checks take? Is there anything thing that we can do or do we just wait?  Please share your opinions, experience, knowledge, suggestions, even your judgments and criticism…I wont mind J Thank you in advance! 

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arrowHelp! Return flight was not canceled? :(
March 22, 2015, 3:03 pm Last comment by Pinkrlion

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Ok, so I came with a round trip flight, and then i contacted the agency where I bought it and asked them to cancel it. They were very unhelpful, but at the end said they will do it. Now i decided to check my I-94 just in case and it shows I departed US on March 16th :protest:  Is this going to be a problem for my AOS? Is there any way to fix it? :cry:

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arrowA few questions before mailing AOS...
February 23, 2015, 3:14 pm Last comment by VFittipaldi

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Hello everyone :)


I'm almost ready to file my AOS, i just have a few questions:


1. I had all my vaccines on my medical, except Varicella. I've had chicken pox when i was little, and on the DS-3025 it's marked as "Not routinely available". On the bottom is says that all vaccination requirements are complete. So I should be fine without seeing a civil surgeon, right?


2. In form I-131, where it says "On a separate sheet of paper, explain how you qualify for an Advance Parole Document etc etc..." Do I really have to do this? I searched around the forum and it looks like it's not necessary...


3.  For the Affidavit of Support, can we use my husband's tax return for 2013 as most recent? He still hasn't filed his 2014 taxes. He will in a week or so, but since I'm ready with the rest of the documents, I prefer to mail the packet asap :) Also, he made a little bit less then 125% of the poverty guidelines in 2013, but this shouldn't be a problem since his current income is above it, right?


4. So on some of the forms (EAD) it asks me for mailing address, and on others it asks me for physical address (AP). Since our mailing and physical address are different (the mailing is just a PO Box) which one should i use for form I-485? I'm assuming the PO Box, since they will mail us stuff along the way, right?

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