Good afternoon all
My wife and I were married in February 2015, we have been living together since July 2012 consistently. January 2013 we moved to Tbilisi Georgia because it was the only place we can live and work.
We submitted all our documents back in March but were rejected because we didn't pay the I-130 fee, we sent the package back to her mother in Wisconsin, she included a bank cheque and submitted to Chicago Lockbox, who in turn passed it on to California.
June 3rd they confirmend our I-130 had been completed and we should wait for New Hampshire.
July 29th New Hampshire wrote to us via Switzerland to Georgia we received the confirmation letter on September 9th. I sent $120 to my wife's US Bank account on the 12th, cleared and payment made on the 15th. On the same day I completed my agent selection form.
How long should it take before we submit the I-834 and the I-834a's.
As I understand it, because Jennifer hasn't been working in the USA she has $0 on 3 years W2.
Her mother earned $23,500 last year which given a 3 person household is below the legal requirement of $25,000. Therefore her Grandmother will be joint sponsor with her mother given they live together anyway and we will be "staying in their house".
How long should it be before I can either pay the IV fee or complete the DS-260 and then pay the IV fee which order is correct. Why would they be sending documents via Switzerland it seems 6 weeks wait for a package is a long time do they send surface or airmail for their packages?
What chance is their of us getting the process completed before Thanksgiving we already have all the supporting documentations but we don't have a bar-code number to submit it. This barcode number is automatically generated with the PDF is this online - or do we have to post all the documents from Georgia to New Hampshire?
The process is so frustratingly slow I know they are busy and are inundated with applications, but if they allowed documents to be uploaded as a jpg or pdf or whatever it would go much quicker than postal applications internationally.
One last thing - the I-864 package do they send us something before we send it to them or is it done by email or do we just download pdf's and send them.
If I get information in the meantime I will update it here.