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arrowTo those whose I-130 cases were expedited....
June 9, 2015, 9:17 am Last comment by Sekhvaruli

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Questions  :)

1. Were you informed by USCIS that your case was expedited?

2. How soon after NOA-1 the approval arrived?


If the official pending period is 6 months, I wonder, how long  the expedited processing can take.

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arrowGot married right after temporary absence from USA on a F-1 visa
May 21, 2015, 4:14 am Last comment by umikoikaze

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Hi, please help me with my situation. 

I received F-1 visa in November 2013 and entered US in December 2013 with no immigration intentions, started attending college here, where I met my husband and fell in love with him. I got pregnant in September of 2014. I've been wanting to marry him for a long time, but his family wasn't approving of our relationship. He kept it a secret from them for a long time and when he told them (October 2014) they were really upset and didn't speak to him for a few weeks. In December I visited and got to know his family for a week  (they live in another city) and then traveled to my home country for 2 weeks for Christmas break. That visit has been planned for a long time and tickets have been bought in advance. 

While I was visiting my family, my husband and his mom went and bought me an engagement ring and my husband proposed to me on the day I got back. Without thinking too much about it we got married within two weeks. We had a small civil ceremony with my friend and his sisters present. We're planning a bigger ceremony/reception for August.

In February, I got a pregnancy complication that made me unable to continue attending school. I have a doctor's note documenting that and DSO has approved me temporarily dropping school without going out of status. 


Later, some miscommunication happened between my school and me. I talk to a person who said it was okay for me to continue school from fall semester, however today I was contacted by the DSO that due to my failure to register for summer semester, I am now considered out of status and have to leave the US immediately. (apparently, the person I talked to before that wasn't aware of my international status and didn't relay the information to DSO). I wanna apply for the adjustment of status now, but read that due to me getting married so soon after entering the country I could be considered to have committed visa fraud. What should I do in this situation and how can I convince USCIS that the marriage was a spontaneous decision after I came back? 

We have Facebook and Instagram posts of our engagement announcement and receipt from when the ring was purchased. 

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arrowhow long to review DS-260 (split topic)
May 18, 2015, 2:50 pm Last comment by Peach7

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Does anybody have information on how long NVC takes to review the DS-260 now? All NVC fees paid, AOS, IV  packages reviewed... just waiting for DS-260 review and CC.

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arrowFiling I-130 from abroad - where to send?
May 16, 2015, 2:09 pm Last comment by Sekhvaruli

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I am staying with my foreign husband in his native country now. We are about to file the petition soon. I was planning to send it to a proper Lockbox, according to my address of residence in the US, but probably, this is not the way? Now I am worried, that I have to file at some other place, for I am not residing at my US address for now... 

Any ideas?

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arrowFilling Out I-864 For My Parents. Do I have to file 2 separate forms?
May 5, 2015, 3:19 pm Last comment by Katniss

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Hi everyone,


I'm not new to immigration procedures, but this IR5 process got me little confused. I'm petitioning my both parents. I-130 was approved few months ago then it got transferred to NVC, I have paid all the fees and submitted their online applications. The only thing that's left is to send AOS & IV package. Now here's the question: on I-864... Do I have to file 2 separate forms or just fill out 1? Already filled out 1 application, but some questions are super confusing and comes into conflict.

Let's say Part 3, Q2 - I am sponsoring the following family members immigrating at the same time or within 6 months of the principal immigrant named in Part 2.Do not include any relatives listed on a separate visa petition.


I don't get it, my parents are immigrating together, but obviously their I-130's were filed separately, now do I have to list for instance my dad in Part 3 or fill out separate I-864? 



Any help is extremely appreciated.



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