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    Forum question for filing/payment
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    Hi everyone,

    Me and my fianc finally got married on March 18, 2023 on a K1 Visa. We are currently filling out forums I-485 and I-765. But cannot find clarity on how to mail them in (since we are mailing both forums together) and can't find the filing fees. If anyone has been through this process and can advise us where to look, etc. it would be greatly appreciated. We tried looking on the USCIS website but it wasn't giving us much information. Thank you in advance.

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    Post-DQ, if CEAC shows \'Accepted\' for Petitioner and \'Submitted\' for Joint Sponsor...
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    1. Does it mean that they aren't using the Joint Sponsor? (Screenshot ?)


    2. Step 10 (here) states that applicants "do not need to bring [their] Affidavit of Support or financial evidence [they] submitted to NVC."
    Is this accurate? I've seen multiple accounts here mentioning that they bring thei sponsor's updated I-864 + Financial Evidence to the interview.

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    Can my father be derivative of my mother when i130 for my mother is approved.
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    I submitted i130 for my mother in June 2022 and my father in July 2023. Currently my mom I130 is just showing "your case is taking longer....." status while my dad I130 shows "4 months". Based on others' experience, this may mean their case can be approved with some months apart. So I am wondering if my dad can join my mom as "derivative beneficiary" when her I130 is approved. Has anyone tried it before? I would love to hear your experience.


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    Hello guys hope ur all OK.Have quick question My sister she live in Sweden she planning on visiting me here in the.Her question is the website said apply for the visa 3 months in advance. But she want to travel btwn June or July so if she applies Next month, wouldn't that be to early? If she planning on traveling been June or July ?

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    Site that shows what might be next step
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    I forgot the name of site and wonder if anyone can find it for me..

    It is a site where show you the next possible step with percentage for each form (i485 and etc).

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    Thank you

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