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arrowTax Transcripts are taking FOREVER!! Please advise!
November 24, 2015, 2:56 am Last comment by LeahEmilio

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Hi Everyone,

We are in the middle of a very frustrating situation at the moment. My husband (beneficiary) has prepared his package for the NVC and I (petitioner) have prepared mine. Everything is ready to be sent off. However, my father is the joint sponsor on the case and we are waiting for his tax transcripts to arrive from the IRS. The big problem is that he requested an extension for 2014, and didn't file those taxes until October. We have now been waiting over a month for the transcripts to arrive and we still haven't gotten anything. I looked on the IRS website and it said that taxes that are e-filed usually process within six to eight weeks, and that the transcripts are usually available another four to six weeks after they have been processed. So if he filed his taxes in October and they take two months to process, then we are looking at the middle of December for them to finish processing, and then the middle or end of January for the transcripts to arrive. That, plus another MONTH to get Case Complete from the NVC and then who knows how long to get the interview scheduled, and we might be looking at another SIX months before we have any hope of getting the visa!!

My questions is, do you think it is sufficient to just send the 1040's from the last three tax years? My father is self employed, but with his financial support we are well over the minimum necessary to meet the financial requirements. My father does not feel comfortable sending the official transcripts overseas to us in Spain, so presenting them at the interview is not really an option for us. Does anyone have any advice. Has anyone gotten Case Complete and passed the interview with only the joint sponsors 1040's?

Obviously we are very anxious to be finished with this process. I would greatly appreciate any feedback or suggestions.


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arrowColombia NEW passport questions *URGENT*
November 20, 2015, 6:29 pm Last comment by Forever123

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Hello everyone. My fiance a colombian citizen but resident of spain, was approved and received his k-1 visa last week. He already bought his ticket. Everything was smooth sailing until he recently found out that the colombian passport will be changed and deadline to change is November 23rd & 24th. His ticket is the 8th of December and the visa is posted on the "old" passport. 


Will be have any trouble getting into the U.S? Please let us know. We are worried sick. 


It's always something! 


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arrowInfo & Timings: EAD and AP
November 18, 2015, 3:34 pm Last comment by alexbatalla

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I am in the process to get the K1 Visa (sponsored by my US citizen fiancée, I am from Spain).


I recently received the NOA2 (still 2 or 3 months to go until I get the K1, I know).


I got hired by a French company that has an American subsidiary in California. They are aware of my Visa process situation, so they cannot hire me through the American subsidiary since I get the EAD after I get married. This job will involve  A LOT of travelling outside the US. As far as I know, when you apply for AOS (Green Card) you can also apply for EAD and AP. My question is, how long does it take to have validated these 2 documents so I can start performing properly my job and travelling outside the US? How long will I be stuck in the US after I get in with my K1 visa? At which point of the process can I legally sign the contract with the American company?


Thank you for your help,



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arrowW-8BEN for the bank while on AOS pending status?
November 17, 2015, 6:21 pm Last comment by Lilly15

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I just received my EAD and the bank seems to have known as they immediately mailed me a letter asking me to verify my NON Resident Alien status (NRA) with the W-8BEN form attached.


Am I still a NRA for tax purposes when I've already received my EAD (not used it yet) and I am still currently taking classes under my F-1 student status? The semester will be over next month and I will be out of F-1 status, falling back on "AOS pending" soon to turn into Parolee status (once I start working under EAD). So you see my dilemma as to what to tell the bank my TAX status is as I fluctuate between all these different immigration statuses in the upcoming weeks... I know I'm not a Resident Alien, but I'm also not a Non Resident either... I'm in some sort of very confusing limbo, but I think others on here might have been through similar stages so I hope someone can point me in the right direction.


I've also tried the to determine what I score on the Substantial Presence Test (SPT) but I'm not sure how the days AFTER the AOS was received by USCIS should be counted: as non-exempt because I've already applied for change of status? Or since I still have a valid F-1 I am still an exempt individual for tax purposes? (F-1 students pay no social security or Medicare taxes)



Thank you so much in advance!!


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arrowMedical, no copy of DS-3025 and not sure if in sealed envelope (merged topics)
November 17, 2015, 12:49 pm Last comment by KayDeeCee

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My wife is here finally, and we are getting everything ready for filing for AOS.


She is from Spain. We have been in contact with another couple (beneficiary also from Spain) and our experiences are the same.


My wife, at her medical, was told that they didn't have anything to do with vaccines and that it depended on the state she would travel to and to see a doctor here. I am under the impression that we will have to see a civil surgeon and get a I-693 filled out?? I'm under the impression that the physician didn't put a DS-3025 in the "do not open" packet". What is the best course of action here? I am severely disappointed. My wife has all her vaccines needed, but we have nothing to show that. All we have is a vaccine record from her family doctor in Spain showing the vaccines she has (up to date) but it is in Spanish, and I doubt it would do any good. This is very upsetting...

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