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arrowTransferred........ AGAIN??
September 23, 2015, 5:06 pm Last comment by Maria&Seve

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Hi Everyone,


Petition sent January 21st 2015
NOA1 received January 26th 2015
transferred to VSC August 4th 2015 - 'in order to speed up processing'


After waiting for another month and a half we have received another transfer notice that our case has been transferred to California Service Centre 'in order to speed up processing'.


I am positive in the fact our case has been touched, this means it hasn't been kicked under a desk somewhere going dusty but I don't understand why we are being transferred all over the country 'in order to speed up processing' as if we were still at TSC looking at the processing times we would have had a result already.


I last saw Daniel in December 2014 and it now looks like it will be well into 2016 before I get to see him again which is heart breaking.


Has anyone experienced this kind of run around before?

Being transferred to CSC with a January NOA1 date, would this put us at the front of the queue or will be starting the wait over again?


Any info or support would be greatly appreciated.


Tabitha :)


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arrowTravel during AOS
September 23, 2015, 3:06 pm Last comment by Sean and Kristina
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Hi there, my husband is in the US on an F-1 visa while he attends MIT graduate school. Our goal was to submit all of our paper work for his adjustment of status by the end of this month. Although there is no rush to get this completed other than peace of mind of knowing that we can be together past his visa expiration in 2017 and convenience with travel, legal documents, etc. However, we were just invited to attend the Rugby World Cup in London and I want to know if my husband would be able to travel abroad after we submit his Adjust of Status packet. It's not everyday your family offers you free tickets to the World Cup!!! Would he be allowed to leave the country while his AOS is pending or would it be best to wait to file until after we return from London? Thoughts?

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arrowi30, Q22, Which USCIS Office?
September 22, 2015, 7:35 pm Last comment by KayDeeCee

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What is the answer to;


'Your relative is in the United States and will apply for adjustment of status to that of a lawful permanent resident at the USCIS office in..'


Do they refer to the city I live in (i.e., Albuquerque, NM)..or where I will be sending my papers (i.e., the lockbox in Chicago)?


It sounds like I should say Albuquerque but i just wanted to confirm.


Many thanks in advance!!!

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arrowH1B to Green Card About to Start
September 17, 2015, 11:53 pm Last comment by nonohmic

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Hi All,


First off wanted to say I'm very glad to have found this forum. I am on a 3 year H1B visa expiring March 2016 and married my long term girlfriend on August 27th. I actually got the H1B position through her friend so we have been together for longer than the visa. I am from New Zealand. 


Anyways I was confident I could do this myself but upon looking at the process was thinking I needed a lawyer to make sure everything was in check. But didnt want to pay $2-5k for someone to do something that I could do myself! So very happy to find such a thriving community to double check my steps with. Thanks in advance!!


We have 6 months until my H1B visa runs out, which initially I though would be ok, but now I'm not so sure.


So my first question is, if my H1B runs out, but I have the EAD only (not the green card yet), can I stay in the states?


I have searched extensively online but cannot find the answer.


Many thanks!



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arrowEvidence for I-129F petition, transgender beneficiary
September 13, 2015, 9:56 am Last comment by raven52

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Hi everyone!


I've been preparing all of the documents for our K-1 visa petition and I think I'm ready to send them off to my fiance in the states for him to file, but before I do that, I want to check that I have everything in order.


We've been together for over 5 years and he has been living with me for most of that, so we have amassed a reasonable amount of evidence that we are in a bone-fide relationship. It was going to be used for a residency application for him to stay permanently in NZ with me, but plans change!


The thing is though, I am transgender and only came out publicly a year ago so the photos from early in our relationship are of "the old me" and the majority of our paperwork is from before I legally changed my name. I have included a "Statement from Beneficiary regarding name change" to include in the petition, in which I state that I am transgender to (hopefully) avoid confusion.


Included in our petition package along with completed I-129F form:

  • I-129F supplement: Part 2, Question 34a, explanation of meeting in person (very brief, 2 paragraphs)
  • G-325A with passport photos for each of us (mine with previous name listed under other names of course)
  • Proof of US citizenship (my partner's birth certificate)
  • Letters of intent to marry from each of us (he'll sign his before filing)
  • Statement from Beneficiary regarding name change (and gender change)
  • Proof of Beneficiary name change (my new birth certificate - has birth name and new name on it)
  • 7x photos spanning our relationship from 2010-2015, some with family, all dated with the names of the people in them
  • Copy of my passports (old and new) bio pages and US entry stamps
  • 5 years worth of airline tickets traveling back and forth to see each other
  • 15x screencaps of Skype chat logs from random days across a few months
  • Copy of joint tenancy agreement for the rental that we lived in together in here in NZ
  • Copy of utility bill with both our names on it
  • Copy of joint bank statement showing both our names as account holders
  • Copy of life insurance policy wherein my partner gets paid out in the event that I die

Will this be sufficient? Have I forgotten anything??


Like everyone else I just want this to go as smoothly as possible so I can be with my partner. Long distance relationships are hard!!!



-Tezy  (L)

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