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arrowMoney order address for I-129F
January 21, 2017, 6:42 pm Last comment by Dysphobiah
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Hi everyone ! :)

I am about to submit my package, and I am paying the fee with an USPS money order. There is a space to write the address of the USCIS on the money order (the address of the receiver).

I will send the package in express delivery, to the Lewisville address.

So, which address I have to put there ? The Lewisville address or the Dallas P.O Box address ?

Or can I just leave this space blank ?

I want to be sure to make the things right :D



 
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arrowStatut not updated / Plane missed
January 16, 2017, 9:21 am Last comment by Boiler
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Hi everybody,

I'm french and this is my first topic, so please excuse my english.

I'm going to study at San Francisco for 6 months. I applied for a J-1 visa and I had an interview in Paris on January 3rd 2017. Everything was ok (I think) because they kept my passeport and said they will mail me everything.

Since this date I have no news, and no visa... I missed my flight (can't be refund) and I am not sure I will be on time for the first day at school (tomorrow).

I check my visa statut which is Administrative Processing. It hasn't been updated since January 3rd, so my interview date.

What can I do...... ? I try to phone the us embassy and send email but I have no news..

Thanks a lot for your help.



 
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arrowStatus adjustment for ESTA visa
January 15, 2017, 10:12 pm Last comment by Ryan H
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My French husband recently entered the United States under a visa waiver (ESTA). He had a return ticket to France, and in fact we both planned to return to Europe while I was applying for jobs (worldwide) as I was finishing my PhD program. However, three weeks after entering the United States I was offered a job, which I accepted.

My question is whether my husband can apply to adjust his status from the ESTA visa to an immigrant visa (CR1)? I have read online that this can cause some problems, if the authorities believe that we entered the United States with the intent to immigrant. However, when we entered the country I was still in the process of applying for jobs and I only received the job offer 3 weeks and 1 day after entering the country. Therefore I'm hopeful that we can prove that his intent was not to immigrate.

Any advise on the matter would be appreciated, especially the difficulty/danger of applying for an adjustment of visa status (from ESTA to CR1)...especially as the CR1 could take some time, and may mean that we have to live separately for many months.

Thank you!



 
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arrowK-1 Visa for undocumented fiance in france
January 13, 2017, 11:31 am Last comment by Madieu
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i had a us citizen fiance and he wanted me to process the papers here in france. i am undocumented at the moment. is it possible to do it here with the help of immigration lawyer? or do i need to go back to my country? thanks in advance...



 
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arrowWant to apply for a B1/B2 - Advice?
January 12, 2017, 11:03 pm Last comment by randomstairs
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Hi all, I need guidance!

I am planning on applying soon for a B1/B2 visa with multiple entries.

I have read that these visas can even be granted for 10 years! But I've also read they are often denied.

I am very aware of how tough US immigration can be (I've had two J-1 visas in 2011 and 2012, and both interviews were so stressful) so I'd like to be as prepared as possible.

Here's my situation:

I am a 28 yo French citizen, working as an independent translator.

I want to keep living in France, but I also love visiting the US each year. The thing is I always find these 90 days too short.

Having been in the US a lot on internships and long vacation, I have a lot of friends there and it just feels like a second home to me.

Being there also helps a lot with my language skills and to maintain a strong knowledge of American culture, which is very useful for my work in advertising and content creation.

All I want is to be able to come in and out easier, for practical and economic reasons (buying less plane tickets, basically).

To be clear, I do not intend on immigrating to the US. If I did, I would go to school, wait to fall in love with a US citizen to get married or play the DV lottery.

Now, the catch is that as much as I know this being the truth, I now need to convince a consulate officer :)

Here's what I have to show so far as a "proof of return":

Business ties to France:

90 % of my clients are located in Paris, and I need to meet up with them often, and be generally around to network and look for new clients.

I file my taxes in France et am registered at the France translators association.

... Unfortunately, I do not own property and I cannot prove that a steady job is waiting for me upon return, since I'm self-employed.

Family ties to France:

I live in the same town as my mother and my two grandfathers, to whom I am very close.

... But how do I prove this to immigration?

I have enough funds to support myself:

I do well as a translator and can definitely support myself in the States 6 months per year.

I can show a bank statement and a letter from my banker.

Here are my questions:

Do you think this is enough to convince a consular officer?

How can I ask for a 10 year visa? Or is that not up to me?

Should I go the business route (B1) or the tourist route (B2)? Or a mix?

Is it OK to say I'll keep working for my clients (French firms) while over there? Or should I just say I'm coming for a pure leisure visit?

Can you think of any trick question an officer could ask me?

Should I get help from a travel agent or a visa consultant?

Thank you SO much!

Ariane



 
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