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June 19, 2016, 9:29 pm Last comment by canadian_wife

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So me and my American girlfriend filed the I-129f at the end of April.
We are currently both still new Zealand, were she came on her working holiday and we met.

She will be flying back to the states on the 1st September and I will follow.

I have a couple of questions I can't seem to find the answer to:

1. If I go across to visit for upto 90 days while we wait, at which point would it be advisable to return to New Zealand to complete the process? When we receive the NOA2 or when NVC has finished with it.

2. As she currently has no U.S employment but I will be selling my property here in New Zealand. Will enough cash in my bank (around $40,000 nzd) be enough to not require the affidavit of support?

3. Once we have completed the process , gotten married and filed for adjustment of status, we would like to go travelling for 6 months, a honeymoon almost. Is there any rules about me leaving and reentering the u.s in that period?


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arrowEmployment Status
June 17, 2016, 6:26 pm Last comment by aleful

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Hi All

Back again with the questions :)

My fiancé and I filed on March 03rd and NOA2 on 14th June. Luck willing I will have my interview in the next two months.

I am employed as a contractor (working for the same company for almost 2 years). However my contracts ends at the end of next month because the project I was working on would be completed. When I applied I stated my employer etc but when I have my interview I may not be employed at the time.

Is it better I start looking for another contract or could I be unemployed at the interview? I don't want to leave any new employer in the lurch if I get accepted but I also do not want to jeopardize my visa approvals.

What would you all recommend?

On a side note I have enough savings to not work for several months so being unemployed for a short period will not hurt me financially

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arrowPort of entry
June 6, 2016, 8:41 pm Last comment by eric1225

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Hi, I came to the US to visit (vwp) my partner which to my surprise proposed to me when I arrived. We got married in a small ceremony in vegas with a few close family members a couple of weeks later.

For our honeymoon we have booked a carribian cruise so essentially leaving and reentering the country.

After this we are going to file for AOS for me but I have a question.

What POE doing I put on the forms? LAX or Galvesten?
Is there a disadvantage?
Do I have to wait 60 days from entering after the cruise?
If I leave after getting married will they let me back in when returning to Galvesten?

This has me stressing a little now and has me second guessing our choice or a cruise

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arrowIs it possible for me to make a VJ time line even with a massive delay?
June 2, 2016, 7:44 pm Last comment by Jacey Kacey
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Hola, I tried to make a time line for my k1 yesterday but it gave me an error saying the time between the received date and the noa1 date was over 4 weeks (received on March 24, noa1 was roughly may 8th). Is there anyway to create a time line even though my noa1 was super delayed?

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arrowRequirements for I-130 Petition filing
May 17, 2016, 7:35 pm Last comment by Pitaya

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I'm been looking for an outlet to ask questions and get some feedback as trying to communicate through the actual is useless.


My situation: I am a New Zealander and met my American husband when he came over back in 2007...fast forward, long romance, alot of airport good byes and alot of skype sessions we FINALLY got married here in New Zealand in my home town in 2012. It was an absolute dream to have him with me finally.


The plan was to stay and live NZ. The immigration process for him has been straight forward, simplistic, everyone has been super helpful (especially when you call immigration NZ...thats how we roll here) and he is now resident, becoming a permanent one as of next yr.

8 months into our marriage we fell pregnant with baby no 1....two years later have baby no two. 

For anyone who lives in NZ you will know the COST to live and the possibility of moving forward financially on one income is very difficult. We have hit a brick and reside in the major city of Auckland, because although house prices are though the roof, income is higher than anywhere else in NZ. Can I get an Amen!? 

So we have finally decided to take the plunge and apply for a visa for me and the boys (I will first apply for birth abroad for them to enable them to have American passports so they're not the issue here) and for the few days I have been doing my research on the  I-130 Petition and what I need but still have a few questions.....

Has anyone particularity from NZ gone through this process? 

How has it been?

What time have you waited and is there any tips I need to get this right the first time!?

We are in no rush to move but I prefer to do everything right the first time and avoid complications.

Thanks everyone!

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