We need to get Mirko's foreign education credentials (just his high school diploma) evaluated before he can enroll in college - has anyone had to do this and how does it usually pan out? He really doesn't want to have to get his GED, which I understand, but he needs to study so I'm trying to find out.
My husband just got his permanent residency so hopefully in the next year he can start attending classes at a local community college, but the other thread on high school diplomas and employment got me thinking -- will the fact that he graduated from a high school in Peru and all he has is a Peruvian diploma be an issue? He has the diploma (smarter than me - mine is still back in NY at my parents' house), but I know it's rare anyone even wants to see it ... colleges admit international students all the time so I'm wondering if it would be an issue, but with him being a permanent resident, will they hold him to a different standard? If so, I'm going to have to start investigating the GED which I really don't want him to have to do (he's feeling discouraged enough as it is).
I know i'm going to sound like an idiot here, but I just received my NOA1 today in the mail for my I-130 and want to start my timeline and have it post when I write something on the board, so how do I do that? I am sure its probably something simple, but i'm pretty new to VJ still and haven't learned how to do everything yet
It was pretty quick...they wouldn't let me take my cell phone in so I had no idea what time it was and we were waiting and waiting, then they called my husband's name (only they called him Marco...it's Mirko and all the papers said so). The officer we had was nice enough, but not friendly. I was expecting her to direct the questions toward either me or him, but she threw them out there and whoever answered answered. She asked:
-how we met
-when we met
-when we got married
-what kind of wedding
-if we went on a honeymoon afterward
then asked if he'd been in trouble with the law, asked him our address, and asked "you came in as a visitor, right?" and he said yes. She also asked if either of us had been divorced, if it was our first marriage, and if there were any children. She took our joint documents, but didn't even look at them. My binder of evidence was about four inches thick, and she only asked for our 2006 taxes (mine and my mother's) - no pay stubs, no employment letter from either one. She punched holes in everything (she glanced over the taxes) and put them in the file. Didn't want to see any pictures, nothing.
Then she asked for his passport, started fighting with his I-94 and finally got it out. She had the I-551 stamp right next to her, so I'm pretty sure she was going to stamp it, but then she said "Your passport is expired..." and he said yes, he has to renew it (it expired end of 2006) still but she said, "I'm going to approve the application, but since you've only been married for a few months..." and explained removing conditions and said the green card should come in the mail.
They didn't say anything about namecheck, so I'm assuming we'll get the green card soon?
Hi, my name is Carmen and I am from Peru. George is from TX, USA. I have a son from a previous marriage, he is 8 years old, do we need to send two I-129 or just one? Thanks.
Also , here in Peru we use 2 last names , should we write the complete name in the forms (me and my child) or just first and last name? Than you very much,
I just received NOA2 approvals 2 weeks ago. How does one track the progress now? To NVC and to embassy? I tried calling but only get automated responses, impossible to speak to human there.
Thanks in advance, you all make this long process much more bearable.