Jump to content

11 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Mexico
Timeline

Hi!

Seeing that adjustment of status is almost $1500 buck a roos, I am just wondering how everyone is finding this money after paying for a wedding/honeymoon/travel from foreign countries etc...??????

Does the Gov't take credit cards?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

CC? lol, maybe in two years when you have to apply for your 10 year GC, lol

Who said love was free? Welcome to the club..


"Peace is not the product of terror or fear. Peace is not the silence of cemeteries. Peace is not the silent result of violent repression. Peace is the generous, tranquil contribution of all to the good of all. Peace is dynamism. Peace is generosity. It is right and it is duty." -- NAPF page on Oscar Romero

Wife'sTime Line My link

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Mexico
Timeline

and tell me when there are children involved in this process :wacko: :wacko:

Yes this is what we will be facing...a fiancee' 2 kids, one of which will turn 14 as he arrives in USA.

So cash only? Hummmmm, better invite more peeps to the wedding & hope for MONEY only as gifts...maybe a box at wedding reception that says 'Drop your extra cash & change here to help me keep the girl I am marrying today!'

Geez...I am a bit freaked out! plus you can't wait around to adjust status since you need wifey-poo to work & pay the whole thing off.

Now I think I understand all the peeps coming over for free & just living off the system, when you see how the Gov't takes the money of the 'Rule Followers'

ok, almost done whining....whaaaaaaaaaa...Boooo....Hooooooooo! (ok really done now, gotta go rob a bank ;o)

Edited by Kimchimex

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes this is what we will be facing...a fiancee' 2 kids, one of which will turn 14 as he arrives in USA.

So cash only? Hummmmm, better invite more peeps to the wedding & hope for MONEY only as gifts...maybe a box at wedding reception that says 'Drop your extra cash & change here to help me keep the girl I am marrying today!'

Geez...I am a bit freaked out! plus you can't wait around to adjust status since you need wifey-poo to work & pay the whole thing off.

Now I think I understand all the peeps coming over for free & just living off the system, when you see how the Gov't takes the money of the 'Rule Followers'

ok, almost done whining....whaaaaaaaaaa...Boooo....Hooooooooo! (ok really done now, gotta go rob a bank ;o)

lol after the AOS, in 90 days before the GC expires goes the ROC.. another couple of $$ and for citizenship, another $$ lol


Luke 18:27 Jesus said" what is impossible to men is possible with God."

Philippians 4:13 I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.

03/02/09-k-1 visa starts

09/09/09-K-1 visa approved

10/24/09 - WEDDING

11/09/09 - AOS

02/25/10-GC approved

08/26/10-319B n400 starts

11-09-10 Interview 10 AM >Approved

11-09-10 oath 2 PM Fairfax, VA

All glory, praises, thanksgiving and admiration belong only to God.

Jeremiah 29:11 "for i know the plans i have for you", declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you¬ harm you, plans to give you hope & a future"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Morocco
Timeline

Plus the medical exam fees :blush:


01/2006 - Filed k1(1st time)

04/2006 - Interview (1st time) denied

Waited, waited...... no review

06/2009 - Filed k1 (2nd time)

09/2009 - NOA 2 approved

12/2009 - Interview (2nd time) APPROVED! VISA ISSUED

02/2010 - Arrived USA

04/2010 - Married

AOS Timeline

4/19/2010-Sent to Chicago Lockbox

4/26/2010-Received texts and emails 7th day

4/30/2010-Received NOA's(Hardcopies) 11th day

5/3/2010-Received ASC appointment notice(mailed 4/29/2010)14th day

5/7/2010-Walk-in Biometrics done(2 weeks earlier)18th day

5/13/2010-Case transferred to CSC

6/2/2010- Case received/resumed at CSC

6/18,6/22,6/23 AOS touches

6/28/2010- EAD production and touch on AP

6/29/2010-AOS APPROVED

7/2/2010- 2nd update on EAD production and touched on AP....

7/6/2010- Received "Welcome Letter" and AP document

7/12/2010-Received GREEN CARD and EAD

greencard.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Indonesia
Timeline

hey at least they waive the work authorization fee ;)

I have also spent extra $$ on certified translations, express mail, and ink cartridges to make print pictures, and make countless copies!!

Oh and buying binders plastic protective sleeves to keep all copies organized.

Most people did give us cash for our wedding.. but we blew through it during our honeymoon :rofl:


AOS 05/08/10 - sent05/14/10 - receipt date on NOAs - transferred to National Benefits Center06/14/10 - Biometrics Done - Lawrence, MA (original appt)07/26/10 - Interview - APPROVED!!07/30/10 - Welcome letter rec'd (notice date: 07/26)08/05/10 - Green Card (&EAD) Received! - 2 months and 28 days total!ROC 04/28/12 - ROC package sent05/03/12 - check cashed05/04/12 - NOA1 received - dated 05/01/1206/07/12 - Biometrics done02/07/13 - Approved (status update via text msg)02/14/13 - Ten year Green card receivedNaturalization07/26/13 - eligible (90 day window opened 4/27/13)02/24/14 - N-400 sent to Dallas03/04/14 - Check cashed & case accepted (update via txt & email)03/10/14 - Biometrics appt letter rec'd (scheduled for 03/28/13)03/28/14 - Biometrics done04/01/14 - In line for interview 04/03/14 - Case status change to scheduled for interview04/10/14 - interview letter rec'd 5/13/14 - interview 6/3/14 - in line for oath 6/30/14 - Scheduled for oath

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
Timeline

Yes this is what we will be facing...a fiancee' 2 kids, one of which will turn 14 as he arrives in USA.

So cash only? Hummmmm, better invite more peeps to the wedding & hope for MONEY only as gifts...maybe a box at wedding reception that says 'Drop your extra cash & change here to help me keep the girl I am marrying today!'

Geez...I am a bit freaked out! plus you can't wait around to adjust status since you need wifey-poo to work & pay the whole thing off.

Now I think I understand all the peeps coming over for free & just living off the system, when you see how the Gov't takes the money of the 'Rule Followers'

ok, almost done whining....whaaaaaaaaaa...Boooo....Hooooooooo! (ok really done now, gotta go rob a bank ;o)

I feel your pain. I paid for three, and the two 'kids' are both over 14 so full fees for everyone! :(

The reason the fees are so high is because immigration services are funded almost entirely by the immigrants and their sponsors. Only a small portion of the funding comes from the US taxpayers.

As a taxpayer, I think this is appropriate. I wouldn't want to have to pay taxes so some guy I don't know can help his mom immigrate here from Timbuktu. It's only fair that he should have to pay the bill for this, since he and his mom are the ones who are benefiting from it.

On the other hand, knowing how totally inept the US government is at spending money wisely, I wonder how much of our money is being flushed on old fashioned government inefficiency and waste.


12/15/2009 - K1 Visa Interview - APPROVED!

12/29/2009 - Married in Oakland, CA!

08/18/2010 - AOS Interview - APPROVED!

05/01/2013 - Removal of Conditions - APPROVED!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

hey at least they waive the work authorization fee ;)

I have also spent extra $$ on certified translations, express mail, and ink cartridges to make print pictures, and make countless copies!!

Oh and buying binders plastic protective sleeves to keep all copies organized.

Most people did give us cash for our wedding.. but we blew through it during our honeymoon :rofl:

lol oh yeah those too..

:crying: we didn;t have a big wedding so we ddn't really get wedding gifts but we did get a lil bit of cash gifts lol i was wishing someone would get me at least a food processor hhahaha

we spent so much money on immigration, med exam fees, plane tickets, hotel, other stuff dealing with documents lol immigration is expensive!!! lol

i thought love was free lol


Luke 18:27 Jesus said" what is impossible to men is possible with God."

Philippians 4:13 I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.

03/02/09-k-1 visa starts

09/09/09-K-1 visa approved

10/24/09 - WEDDING

11/09/09 - AOS

02/25/10-GC approved

08/26/10-319B n400 starts

11-09-10 Interview 10 AM >Approved

11-09-10 oath 2 PM Fairfax, VA

All glory, praises, thanksgiving and admiration belong only to God.

Jeremiah 29:11 "for i know the plans i have for you", declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you¬ harm you, plans to give you hope & a future"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Australia
Timeline

** moved from "Adjustment of Status (Green Card) from Family Based Visas" to General Immigration Related Discussion as this isn't a question about the AOS process, more a general Immigration topic for discussion**

Edited by Vanessa&Tony

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×
×
  • Create New...