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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Turkey
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My husband and I are still in the process of our Direct Consular Filing case-We filed I-130 and have our interview in July Thank God!

The thing is, if all goes well and e do go to the USA, we are wanting to start college next year. I know that when I and my friend agreed to sponsor my husband we signed the paper saying we wont recieve any government aid. So is filling out the Fafsa for financial aid for college considered in this? I'm just wondering because according to the college we are looking at, we have to fill out the Fafsa in order to apply for scholarships. We don't necessarily want the financial aid if we can avoid it through saving, but I was wondering if financial aid for college is considered in that. I read a lot of greencard holders get financial aid for college, and I was wondering how that effects the contract with the US.

If anyone knows, it'd be great to know lol Thanks!


Recieved Joint Sponsors Packet- 05/16/2011

Sent Application via UPS to US Embassy in Ankara- 5/17/2011

Embassy recieved Application- 5/18/2011

On 5/31/2011 Called Embassy to Inquire about application-received interview date for 7/12/2011

Interview-waited 2.5 hours-lasted 5-10 minutes. APPROVED!!!! YAY!!!

What a surprise!!

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if you have green card you are eligiable for FAFSA


01/26/11(00) --> Sent via USPS to TX Lock box N-400 w/ I-912(fee waiver)

02/01/11(07) --> Received by USCIS confirmed by UPS

02/22/11(28) --> Received I-797(NOA) from USCIS for I-912 being approved

03/02/11(36) --> Received I-797(NOA) for biometrics notification

03/22/11(56) --> Went to ASC Alexanderia for Biometrics

04/18/11(83) --> Got the Yellow Letter

05/16/11(110) --> *Touched*

05/20/11(114) --> Received I-797(NOA) from USICIS for interview

06/22/11(147) --> Interview

06/22/11(147) --> Interview Passed!

08/08/11(192) --> *Touched*

10/20/11(269) --> Oath

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Filed: F-2A Visa Country: Russia
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I filed FAFSA and didn't even think about the affidavit of support:) I'm not 100% sure, but since GC holders are eligible for financial aid and most of them are sponsored by someone, that should mean filing FAFSA is legal.

I did not qualify for FA anyway, I have too much education already :whistle: Those who have a bachelor's or will have received bachelor's by the beginning of the school year don't qualify.

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Ara & Anya - Tucson, Arizona

IR-5 for my (Anya's) mother
00 Filed: 03/08/2013

536 POE: 08/26/2014

Father

00 I-130 mailed to Phoenix Lockbox: 05/28/2014

455 POE LAX: 09/03/2015

Brother (9 years old, A2A through LPR mother)

I-130

00 Filed: 09/12/2014

03 Petition accepted at California Service Center, NOA-1 mailed: 09/15/2014

07 NOA-1 received; Priority date is 09/15/2014: 09/19/2014

176 RFE received: 03/07/2015

238 RFE response mailed to CSC: 05/08/2015

242 RFE response received at CSC; Decision to be made before 07/11/2015: 05/12/2015

308 Approved; NOA-2 mailed: 07/17/2015

314 NOA-2 received; Case sent to NVC: 07/23/2015

371 Welcome Letter received; Choice of Agent form submitted: 09/18/2015

374 AoS fee paid: 09/21/2015

416 IV fee paid; IV application submitted: 11/02/2015

452 IV and AoS packets mailed: 12/08/2015

455 Documents received at NVC; Waiting for CC: 12/11/2015

502 Case Complete; Wating for IL: 01/27/2016

504 Interview scheduled for 03/11/2016: 01/29/2016

523 Medical exam: 02/17/2016 Passed

546 Interview: 03/11/2016 PASSED!

549 Visa issued: 03/14/2016

588 POE LAX: 04/22/2016

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Turkey
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My husband and I are still in the process of our Direct Consular Filing case-We filed I-130 and have our interview in July Thank God!

The thing is, if all goes well and e do go to the USA, we are wanting to start college next year. I know that when I and my friend agreed to sponsor my husband we signed the paper saying we wont recieve any government aid. So is filling out the Fafsa for financial aid for college considered in this? I'm just wondering because according to the college we are looking at, we have to fill out the Fafsa in order to apply for scholarships. We don't necessarily want the financial aid if we can avoid it through saving, but I was wondering if financial aid for college is considered in that. I read a lot of greencard holders get financial aid for college, and I was wondering how that effects the contract with the US.

If anyone knows, it'd be great to know lol Thanks!

My suggestion would be to contact USCIS directly and ask them. When I hear about aid I am thinking more so in the terms of like WIC or aid pertaining to living expenses not necessarily aid for going to school. However, to be on the safe side and to ensure that you do not do anything you are not supposed to, I would contact USCIS, and take note of who you talk to and the date and time you called and get their agent # or ID. Also, you could also ask for a Tier 2 person just to ensure you are getting the fullest amount of information possible. I can tell you from a past experience however that I knew of several green card holders who were able to utilize financial aid for schooling. At the time, and this was several years ago, the stipulation regarding aid was more so in reference to receiving like section 8 housing and aid for buying food and things along those lines.


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Tuana and Kemal's Visa Journey

2010.07.10 We met

2010.10.28 First visit to meet in person

2010.10.31 We became engaged

2011.01.12 Second Visit with my Husband

2011.04.18 Third Visit with my Husband

2011.08.19 Married in Gaziantep Turkey, 4th Visit

2011.10.21 Visited with my Husband, 5th Visit

2011.11.22 SENT IN I-130 Application

2011.12.01 NOA1 Received

2012.02.16 Visited my Husband, 6th Visit

2012.05.08 NOA2 Received

2012.05.21 NVC Received

2012.07.02 Per NVC documents approved, waiting on interview date to be scheduled

2012.08.10 Visited my husband in Turkey, 7th Visit

2012.12.04 Visa Approved

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Turkey
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Thank you all for your answers. This really helped. I don't think we're going to actually use the financial aid, but we read that we have to fill out the Fafsa to even get scholarships =/ So, I didn't want there to be any risk. Thank you everyone!!!


Recieved Joint Sponsors Packet- 05/16/2011

Sent Application via UPS to US Embassy in Ankara- 5/17/2011

Embassy recieved Application- 5/18/2011

On 5/31/2011 Called Embassy to Inquire about application-received interview date for 7/12/2011

Interview-waited 2.5 hours-lasted 5-10 minutes. APPROVED!!!! YAY!!!

What a surprise!!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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All the financial information that the FAFSA has in it is information straight from your tax returns. So as long as the information in the FAFSA is the same as what is in the transcripts you send to USCIS, then you've got no problem. Like you say, filing a FAFSA is not at all equivalent to pleading poverty! When universities average $40K per year in tuition, who has that kind of money laying around!! :blink:


Marriage: 09-22-2007

Conditional Residence

I-130 Sent: 10-10-2007

I-130 Approved: 06-03-2008 (236 days from VSC receipt to approval)

Case Complete at NVC: 07-30-2008 (52 days from NVC receipt to approval)

Consulate Interview date: 09-24-2008

POE Miami: 10-04-2008

Removal of Conditions

I-751 Sent: 07-08-2010

NOA1 Date: 07-12-2010

Biometrics Appt.: 09-01-2010 (Early Bio 08-13-2010)

Approved: 11-03-2010 (114 days from VSC receipt to approval)

GC Rec'd: 11-06-2010

Citizenship

N-400 Sent: 07-08-2011

Confirmation Text Message: 07-14-2011

NOA Priority Date: 07-12-2011

Biometrics Letter Rec'd: 08-01-2011

Biometrics Appt.: 08-19-2011 (Early Bio 08-12-2011)

"Placed in Line" Email and Touched: 08-16-2011

"Interview Scheduled" Email and Touched: 12-23-2011

Rec'd Interview Letter: 12-27-2011

Interview Passed: 01-30-2012

Email from Senator's Office Stating Application Was Approved: 06-18-2012

"Oath Scheduling Que" Email and Touched: 07-03-2012

Given Oath Date at InfoPass Appt. and Touched: 08-28-2012

Rec'd Oath Date Letter in Mail: 09-01-2012

Oath Date: 09-27-2012

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