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    Using a P.O BOX on I-751
    6:18 am today

    USAjune2016

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    Hi, Did anyone use their P.O. Box as their mailing address on I-751 different then their Physical address ? I don't want my mails to be lost but I'm also worried if that could be a red flag for the USCIS officer ?



     
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    ROC might seriously take way less by this new policy memorandum
    5:55 am today

    Vitran

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    If it is true, i think it will help increase speed of ROC, what do you think?

    USCIS has issued a policy memorandum (PDF, 115 KB) (PM) providing guidance to USCIS officers on when to consider waiving the interview requirement for Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence. This PM goes into effect on December 10, 2018 and applies to all Form I-751 petitions received on or after December 10.

    Generally, USCIS officers must interview a conditional permanent resident who is the principal petitioner on a Form I-751, unless the interview is waived. This guidance explains that officers may consider waiving an interview if they are satisfied that:

    • They can make a decision based on the record because it contains sufficient evidence about the bona fides of the marriage and that the marriage was not entered into in order to evade U.S. immigration laws;
    • For Form I-751 cases? received on or after December 10, 2018, USCIS has previously interviewed the principal petitioner;
    • There is no indication of fraud or misrepresentation in the Form I-751 or the supporting documentation; and
    • There are no complex facts or issues that require an interview to resolve.

    ? When determining whether to waive an interview, these considerations apply regardless of whether the Form I-751 is filed as a joint petition or as a waiver of the joint filing requirement.

    This PM applies to all USCIS officers adjudicating Form I-751 and fully replaces the June 24, 2005, PM, Revised Interview ?Waiver Criteria for Form I-751, Petition to Remove the Conditions on Residence.



     
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    green card fee
    4:58 am today

    ashcashbananas



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    Can someone tell me if the Green Card Fee is $220 still?

    Thanks in advance ??



     
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    221(g) for missing medical
    4:52 am today

    coltr

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    I had my medical on Thursday 6th December and my interview yesterday (on Monday 17th December). Everything was fine in the interview, but I was told that my medical results hadn't arrived yet and was handed a blue form for visa refusal under 221(g) for the missing medical. The consular officer stated 2-3 weeks for the return of my passport. Knightsbridge Medical said yesterday that my medical had been signed off and that it is waiting to be sent to the embassy, so hopefully I will hear something soon. CEAC status currently says Immigrant Visa - Administrative Processing.

    Just a word of advice to anyone currently scheduling their medical is to leave at least a full 10 working days in-between the two, as you have to declare a 221(g) as a visa denial whenever you are asked (e.g. when applying for an ESTA), even after it is eventually approved. From reading the forums, a late medical can cause up to a few weeks of additional processing time, so always best to ensure that the embassy has your medical before attending your appointment.

    Oddly the consular officer also said I would receive an inner envelope in the packet alongside my passport which I must not open. I didn't think that this was the case any more, as London was entirely electronic?



     
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    Could the shutdown affect oath ceremony?
    4:46 am today

    Smelserjl



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    Hello,

    My husband's naturalization oath ceremony is scheduled for this Friday, December 22, 2018. If the government shuts down, would they even still carry out the ceremony? Anyone have experience with this?



     
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