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Hi All,

I am so upset that I can't even think straight. We filed AOS for my wife in early August and received the NOA's and the biometrics letter for an appointment September 5. While I was out of town last week on a business trip my wife who maybe drinks once every 2-3 months and has never had as much as a parking ticket was arested for DUI. She naturally is discusted with herself and very worried about being denied AOS so I would like to hear if anyone has had a similar situation in the past. Naturally we are not interested in hearing lectures about morality because we both know what she did was wrong so please just let us know if you have been in the same situation before or if you have first hand knowledge of an equal situation.

Kind Regards,

Zak


K-1

I-129F Sent: 2004-03-24

I-129F NOA1: 2004-07-20

I-129F NOA2: 2004-09-17

NVC Left: 2004-09-29

Consulate Received: 2004-10-27

Packet 4 Received: 2004-10-27

Interview Date: 2004-10-29

Visa Received: 2004-11-01

US Entry: 2004-11-01

Marriage: 2004-12-18

AOS

Date Filed: 2008-08-05

NOA Date: 2008-08-11

RFE(s): None yet!!!

Bio. Appt: 2008-09-05

Touch: 2008-09-08

AOS Transfer:

Interview Date: 2009-1-22

Approval / Denial Date:2009-1-30

Approved:2009-1-30

Greencard Received:2009-2-12

EAD

Date Filed : 2008-08-05

NOA Date: 2008-08-11

Bio. Appt.: 2008-09-05

Approved Date: 2008-10-07

Date Card Received: 2008-10-16

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Hi All,

I am so upset that I can't even think straight. We filed AOS for my wife in early August and received the NOA's and the biometrics letter for an appointment September 5. While I was out of town last week on a business trip my wife who maybe drinks once every 2-3 months and has never had as much as a parking ticket was arested for DUI. She naturally is discusted with herself and very worried about being denied AOS so I would like to hear if anyone has had a similar situation in the past. Naturally we are not interested in hearing lectures about morality because we both know what she did was wrong so please just let us know if you have been in the same situation before or if you have first hand knowledge of an equal situation.

Kind Regards,

Zak

It's not a crime of moral turpitude, she'll be fine.

Unfortunately the timing is awful, had this been after the biometrics it wouldn't show up on the Fingerprint/CJIS check. They're going to ask for a certificate of disposition about the outcome of the case or what the judgment is. But it won't stop her from adjusting status.

Get court papers detailing what the outcome of it is or what she has to do. I doubt you'll be RFE'd for it but you should have it in case of an interview.


Removing Conditions

07/31/2010 - Filed for Removal of Conditions (I-751)

08/02/2010 - ROC Packet received

08/03/2010 - NOA notice date for I-751

08/05/2010 - Check cashed

08/07/2010 - NOA received for I-751

08/13/2010 - Biometrics appointment letter received

09/01/2010 - Biometrics taken

09/01/2010 - Case status appears online

11/08/2010 - Card production ordered

11/13/2010 - I-751 Approval Letter received

11/19/2010 - Green Card received in the mail

Citizenship

08/01/2011 - Filed for Citizenship (N-400)

08/03/2011 - N400 Packet received

08/05/2011 - Received email/text confirming application receipt

08/08/2011 - Check cashed

08/09/2011 - Biometrics notice sent

08/12/2011 - NOA received for N400

08/12/2011 - Biometrics appointment letter received

08/29/2011 - Biometrics taken

08/31/2011 - Case Status Notification: Placed in line for interview scheduling

10/11/2011 - Received yellow letter

01/11/2012 - Interview letter sent

01/17/2012 - Interview letter received

02/16/2012 - Interview & received Oath letter

03/06/2012 - Oath ceremony

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Hi All,

I am so upset that I can't even think straight. We filed AOS for my wife in early August and received the NOA's and the biometrics letter for an appointment September 5. While I was out of town last week on a business trip my wife who maybe drinks once every 2-3 months and has never had as much as a parking ticket was arested for DUI. She naturally is discusted with herself and very worried about being denied AOS so I would like to hear if anyone has had a similar situation in the past. Naturally we are not interested in hearing lectures about morality because we both know what she did was wrong so please just let us know if you have been in the same situation before or if you have first hand knowledge of an equal situation.

Kind Regards,

Zak

All other issues aside, until she is convicted of the DUI, she is innocent of any wrongdoing. Go ahead with the biometrics, obtain a good attorney for her court hearing on DUI, and hope for the best. Most good attorneys will, if she is found guilty, immediately appeal the verdict based on some technical matter. Of course, this is all big bucks for you. The goal will be to keep her from being convicted as a felon until after the AOS is granted. (At least in Virginia, it is a felony...not simply a misdemeanor) Prepare for your auto liability insurance premium to skyrocket or even be cancelled no matter what happens -- maybe in a month or so.

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Hi All,

I am so upset that I can't even think straight. We filed AOS for my wife in early August and received the NOA's and the biometrics letter for an appointment September 5. While I was out of town last week on a business trip my wife who maybe drinks once every 2-3 months and has never had as much as a parking ticket was arested for DUI. She naturally is discusted with herself and very worried about being denied AOS so I would like to hear if anyone has had a similar situation in the past. Naturally we are not interested in hearing lectures about morality because we both know what she did was wrong so please just let us know if you have been in the same situation before or if you have first hand knowledge of an equal situation.

Kind Regards,

Zak

All other issues aside, until she is convicted of the DUI, she is innocent of any wrongdoing. Go ahead with the biometrics, obtain a good attorney for her court hearing on DUI, and hope for the best. Most good attorneys will, if she is found guilty, immediately appeal the verdict based on some technical matter. Of course, this is all big bucks for you. The goal will be to keep her from being convicted as a felon until after the AOS is granted. (At least in Virginia, it is a felony...not simply a misdemeanor) Prepare for your auto liability insurance premium to skyrocket or even be cancelled no matter what happens -- maybe in a month or so.

^

That's very good advice too. A good lawyer that knows her immigration status is an important issue will be able to perhaps even lessen the crime or find channels to get it dismissed. But it will cost a bit.


Removing Conditions

07/31/2010 - Filed for Removal of Conditions (I-751)

08/02/2010 - ROC Packet received

08/03/2010 - NOA notice date for I-751

08/05/2010 - Check cashed

08/07/2010 - NOA received for I-751

08/13/2010 - Biometrics appointment letter received

09/01/2010 - Biometrics taken

09/01/2010 - Case status appears online

11/08/2010 - Card production ordered

11/13/2010 - I-751 Approval Letter received

11/19/2010 - Green Card received in the mail

Citizenship

08/01/2011 - Filed for Citizenship (N-400)

08/03/2011 - N400 Packet received

08/05/2011 - Received email/text confirming application receipt

08/08/2011 - Check cashed

08/09/2011 - Biometrics notice sent

08/12/2011 - NOA received for N400

08/12/2011 - Biometrics appointment letter received

08/29/2011 - Biometrics taken

08/31/2011 - Case Status Notification: Placed in line for interview scheduling

10/11/2011 - Received yellow letter

01/11/2012 - Interview letter sent

01/17/2012 - Interview letter received

02/16/2012 - Interview & received Oath letter

03/06/2012 - Oath ceremony

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It is only a misdemeanor here so not nearly as bad as a felony thank God.


K-1

I-129F Sent: 2004-03-24

I-129F NOA1: 2004-07-20

I-129F NOA2: 2004-09-17

NVC Left: 2004-09-29

Consulate Received: 2004-10-27

Packet 4 Received: 2004-10-27

Interview Date: 2004-10-29

Visa Received: 2004-11-01

US Entry: 2004-11-01

Marriage: 2004-12-18

AOS

Date Filed: 2008-08-05

NOA Date: 2008-08-11

RFE(s): None yet!!!

Bio. Appt: 2008-09-05

Touch: 2008-09-08

AOS Transfer:

Interview Date: 2009-1-22

Approval / Denial Date:2009-1-30

Approved:2009-1-30

Greencard Received:2009-2-12

EAD

Date Filed : 2008-08-05

NOA Date: 2008-08-11

Bio. Appt.: 2008-09-05

Approved Date: 2008-10-07

Date Card Received: 2008-10-16

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Hi All,

I am so upset that I can't even think straight. We filed AOS for my wife in early August and received the NOA's and the biometrics letter for an appointment September 5. While I was out of town last week on a business trip my wife who maybe drinks once every 2-3 months and has never had as much as a parking ticket was arested for DUI. She naturally is discusted with herself and very worried about being denied AOS so I would like to hear if anyone has had a similar situation in the past. Naturally we are not interested in hearing lectures about morality because we both know what she did was wrong so please just let us know if you have been in the same situation before or if you have first hand knowledge of an equal situation.

Kind Regards,

Zak

That sucks Zak.

Unfortunately I don't know much about your situation. But all I have to tell you is, have faith and be positive. And as you said, it was an incident. It happens. It's not like she has a criminal background or this has happened so many times before. So try not to worry too much and let's pray that everything will work out. I am sure it will!

You have my thoughts and positive energy towards you guys.

Best of luck and don't let it bring you down.

God bless you guys.

Take care.


08/12/08 - Mailed application to CSC (I-485/I-765/I-130)

08/14/08 - CSC received application (confirmed via online signature)

08/21/08 - Notice date by USCIS

08/25/08 - Received NOA1

08/29/08 - Notice of Rejection of 797C Fee (Sent in extra money - money order mailed back.)

Fee waived for I-765 application when filed concurrently with I-130 and I-485.

08/30/08 - Biometrics Apt Notice received

09/13/08 - Biometrics completed and picture taken

11/05/08 - EAD card production ordered

11/07/08 - Received I-485 Interview letter

11/10/08 - EAD card production ordered (again)

11/13/08 - EAD approval notice sent

11/14/08 - EAD arrived in the mail

11/21/08 - I-130 touched and I-485 finally shows up online

12/08/08 - Interview for GC - RFE requested :-(

01/02/09 - Response from RFE received (Form G-56/Call-in Notice Appointment)

01/16/09 - Second Appointment to review application -- APPROVED! :-))) YAY!!!

01/16/09 - AOS card production ordered - E-mail from CRIS

01/22/09 - AOS card production ordered (again) - E-mail from CRIS

01/23/09 - AOS touched

01/24/09 - Received Welcome to the United States letter and approval notice for I-130

01/28/09 - AOS Approval Notice sent - E-mail from CRIS

01/29/09 - AOS touched

01/30/09 - GC arrived in the mail

11/16/10 - Form I-751 filed (Petition for Removal of conditions)

11/19/10 - Application received at VSC

Good luck to you all!! God bless you.

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[quote name='zak' date='Aug 30 2008, 02:53 PM' post='2169839

Hi All,

I am so upset that I can't even think straight. We filed AOS for my wife in early August and received the NOA's and the biometrics letter for an appointment September 5. While I was out of town last week on a business trip my wife who maybe drinks once every 2-3 months and has never had as much as a parking ticket was arested for DUI. She naturally is discusted with herself and very worried about being denied AOS so I would like to hear if anyone has had a similar situation in the past. Naturally we are not interested in hearing lectures about morality because we both know what she did was wrong so please just let us know if you have been in the same situation before or if you have first hand knowledge of an equal situation.

y

Kind Regards,

Zak

Oh, I was going to say definitely consult an attorney to ask their opinion. But don't let them rip you off either.

Good luck amigo.


08/12/08 - Mailed application to CSC (I-485/I-765/I-130)

08/14/08 - CSC received application (confirmed via online signature)

08/21/08 - Notice date by USCIS

08/25/08 - Received NOA1

08/29/08 - Notice of Rejection of 797C Fee (Sent in extra money - money order mailed back.)

Fee waived for I-765 application when filed concurrently with I-130 and I-485.

08/30/08 - Biometrics Apt Notice received

09/13/08 - Biometrics completed and picture taken

11/05/08 - EAD card production ordered

11/07/08 - Received I-485 Interview letter

11/10/08 - EAD card production ordered (again)

11/13/08 - EAD approval notice sent

11/14/08 - EAD arrived in the mail

11/21/08 - I-130 touched and I-485 finally shows up online

12/08/08 - Interview for GC - RFE requested :-(

01/02/09 - Response from RFE received (Form G-56/Call-in Notice Appointment)

01/16/09 - Second Appointment to review application -- APPROVED! :-))) YAY!!!

01/16/09 - AOS card production ordered - E-mail from CRIS

01/22/09 - AOS card production ordered (again) - E-mail from CRIS

01/23/09 - AOS touched

01/24/09 - Received Welcome to the United States letter and approval notice for I-130

01/28/09 - AOS Approval Notice sent - E-mail from CRIS

01/29/09 - AOS touched

01/30/09 - GC arrived in the mail

11/16/10 - Form I-751 filed (Petition for Removal of conditions)

11/19/10 - Application received at VSC

Good luck to you all!! God bless you.

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