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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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No bearing. Occasionally it has been seen as 'buying a wife'.

I'd advise against it

Good luck


USCIS
August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2
178 DAYS FROM NOA-1


NVC
February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete
25 DAY TRIP THROUGH NVC


Medical
May 4, 2009


Interview
May, 26, 2009


POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011
209 DAY TRIP TO REMOVE CONDITIONS

Citizenship

April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony

Waited...

September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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I send my fiancee' money every week by Western Union. She is currently not working. I'm wondering if that helps, hurts or has no bearing in the approval process.

I sent funds frequently during the K-1 process. My SO was not questioned about it during her interview.


September 7, 2009 - met Lena online
October 20, 2010 - First Meeting in Kharkov
Oct 20, 2010 - Engaged
December 3, 2010 - Filed I-129F
December 16, 2010 - NOA-1 notification
December 30, 2010 - Second Visit to Kharkov
February 8, 2011 - Touched
April 18, 2011 - NOA-2 notification
April 18, 2011 - Petition at NVC
April 25, 2011 - Medical Exam
April 26, 2011 - Received at Embassy
April 27, 28, 29, 2011 - Repeat medical (passed medical)
May 5, 2011 - Packet #4 received by mail in Ukraine
June 17, 2011 - Interview scheduled 9:00 AM
June 17, 2011 - Visa approved
June 18, 2011 - Interview Review posted
July 11, 2011 - POE - Detroit
July 17, 2011 - Applied for Marriage License
July 17, 2011 - Applied for SSN
August 17, 2011 - Married in Russian Orthodox Church - Detroit
November 11, 2011 - Submitted AOS/EAD/AP
January 3, 2012 - NOA 1
February 7, 2012 - Still no Biometrics appointment
February 10, 2012 - Service Request - no Biometrics appointment to date
February 29, 2012 - Infopass appointment Detroit (no Biometrics appointment letter - over 40 days)
March 9, 2012 - Biometrics
March 12, 2012 - EAD card production email received
March 23, 2012 - EAD received
March 24, 2012 - AOS interview appointment for April 24, 2012 (Detroit)
April 24, 2012 - AOS approved!
May 2, 2012 - 2 year provisional Green Card received
June 2, 2012 - First job - Russian Kindergarden in Oak Park, Michigan

Feb 5, 2014 - I-751 sent

Sept 19, 2014 - RFE

Nov 3, 2014 - Case moved to Detroit Field Office

Dec 29, 2014 - ROC Interview - Detroit Field Office

Feb 16, 2015 - I-751 approved after 2nd interview

Feb 18, 2015 - I 551 stamp in passport

Mar 5, 2015 - 10 year Permanent Resident Status

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I have sent my wife money every month for the last 2+ years and sent in every receipt. Use it, and look into moneygram. Cost me $9.00 to send overseas.


IR-1/CR-1 VISA

02-01-2011 : I-130 Sent
02-08-2011 : I-130 NOA1
05-25-2011 : I-130 NOA2
06-09-2011 : NVC Recieved
06-13-2011 : Received DS-3032 / I-864 Bill
06-14-2011 : Pay I-864 Bill
06-14-2011 : Return Completed DS-3032
06-16-2011 : Receive I-864 Package
06-17-2011 : Receive IV Bill
06-20-2011 : Pay IV Bill
09-01-2011 : Case Completed at NVC
09-01-2011 : NVC Left
09-06-2011 : Consulate Received
09-27-2011 : Packet 4 Received
10-21-2011 : Interview Date
10-21-2011 : Approved
10-25-2011 : Visa Recieved
11-29-2011 : POE Chicago/O'hare


Estimates/Stats : Your I-130 was approved in 106 days from your NOA1 date.

Lifting Conditions:

10-02-2013 : Filed I-751 Vermont Service Center

10-07-2013 : I-797 NOA1

10-19-2013 : Biometrics Date Received

11-04-2013 : Biometrics Complete

04-09-2014: IR-1 Approved

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I have sent my wife money every month for the last 2+ years and sent in every receipt. Use it, and look into moneygram. Cost me $9.00 to send overseas.

Use MoneyGram!


September 7, 2009 - met Lena online
October 20, 2010 - First Meeting in Kharkov
Oct 20, 2010 - Engaged
December 3, 2010 - Filed I-129F
December 16, 2010 - NOA-1 notification
December 30, 2010 - Second Visit to Kharkov
February 8, 2011 - Touched
April 18, 2011 - NOA-2 notification
April 18, 2011 - Petition at NVC
April 25, 2011 - Medical Exam
April 26, 2011 - Received at Embassy
April 27, 28, 29, 2011 - Repeat medical (passed medical)
May 5, 2011 - Packet #4 received by mail in Ukraine
June 17, 2011 - Interview scheduled 9:00 AM
June 17, 2011 - Visa approved
June 18, 2011 - Interview Review posted
July 11, 2011 - POE - Detroit
July 17, 2011 - Applied for Marriage License
July 17, 2011 - Applied for SSN
August 17, 2011 - Married in Russian Orthodox Church - Detroit
November 11, 2011 - Submitted AOS/EAD/AP
January 3, 2012 - NOA 1
February 7, 2012 - Still no Biometrics appointment
February 10, 2012 - Service Request - no Biometrics appointment to date
February 29, 2012 - Infopass appointment Detroit (no Biometrics appointment letter - over 40 days)
March 9, 2012 - Biometrics
March 12, 2012 - EAD card production email received
March 23, 2012 - EAD received
March 24, 2012 - AOS interview appointment for April 24, 2012 (Detroit)
April 24, 2012 - AOS approved!
May 2, 2012 - 2 year provisional Green Card received
June 2, 2012 - First job - Russian Kindergarden in Oak Park, Michigan

Feb 5, 2014 - I-751 sent

Sept 19, 2014 - RFE

Nov 3, 2014 - Case moved to Detroit Field Office

Dec 29, 2014 - ROC Interview - Detroit Field Office

Feb 16, 2015 - I-751 approved after 2nd interview

Feb 18, 2015 - I 551 stamp in passport

Mar 5, 2015 - 10 year Permanent Resident Status

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Russia
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No bearing. Occasionally it has been seen as 'buying a wife'.

I'd advise against it

Good luck

No problem with doing it. It seems to be pretty standard for men marrying Russian women. I've heard of problems in other consulates based on the local culture. In the RUB it is accepted as pretty normal and I have never heard of an interviewer asking or caring. However, it won't be seen as evidence of a relationship so don't count on it helping you. But it shouldn't hurt either. No real need to keep records for anyone but yourself.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Russia
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Except for gift I would not use this as evidence of a relationship. Be careful though, there gave been cases where the woman never went to the interview.


Phil (Lockport, near Chicago) and Alla (Lobnya, near Moscow)

As of Dec 7, 2009, now Zero miles apart (literally)!

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Filed: Country: Russia
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Sorry to be the pessimist and the paranoid one, but I wouldn't send her money so often. Why is she not working? Has she been out of work for a long time? Is she able to work? If so, she should. A good fiance won't want to be a financial burden to their partners.

I apologize if I crossed any lines, but to me this has a larger effect on your future relationship rather than the approval process.

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Filed: Country: Russia
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I may be starting to sound like Slim here, but be forewarned: if you set this standard of supporting her completely, I hope you're prepared for her wanting this kind of treatment to continue when she is in the States. If that's what you're looking for, then great. If you're thinking that you'll support here while she is there and then she'll work when she's in the US, well... good luck?


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ukraine
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I send my fiancee' money every week by Western Union. She is currently not working. I'm wondering if that helps, hurts or has no bearing in the approval process.

It is generally wither no help or a bad thing, depending on the consulate. In Kiev it would be ignored. You will need other evidence of relationship, sending money to someone doesn't prove anything.


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Gary And Alla

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#######! who cares why she's not working. Thats their business. The OP may be sitting on easy street and could care less if she ever has a job. My wife works, but I want her to have a little more. I don't have to get adjusted to her way of life, but she has to get adjusted to mine.


IR-1/CR-1 VISA

02-01-2011 : I-130 Sent
02-08-2011 : I-130 NOA1
05-25-2011 : I-130 NOA2
06-09-2011 : NVC Recieved
06-13-2011 : Received DS-3032 / I-864 Bill
06-14-2011 : Pay I-864 Bill
06-14-2011 : Return Completed DS-3032
06-16-2011 : Receive I-864 Package
06-17-2011 : Receive IV Bill
06-20-2011 : Pay IV Bill
09-01-2011 : Case Completed at NVC
09-01-2011 : NVC Left
09-06-2011 : Consulate Received
09-27-2011 : Packet 4 Received
10-21-2011 : Interview Date
10-21-2011 : Approved
10-25-2011 : Visa Recieved
11-29-2011 : POE Chicago/O'hare


Estimates/Stats : Your I-130 was approved in 106 days from your NOA1 date.

Lifting Conditions:

10-02-2013 : Filed I-751 Vermont Service Center

10-07-2013 : I-797 NOA1

10-19-2013 : Biometrics Date Received

11-04-2013 : Biometrics Complete

04-09-2014: IR-1 Approved

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Sorry to be the pessimist and the paranoid one, but I wouldn't send her money so often. Why is she not working? Has she been out of work for a long time? Is she able to work? If so, she should. A good fiance won't want to be a financial burden to their partners.

I have to agree with Amy. You don't want her to be completely dependent in such a way that she feels working is not necessary. There have been many cases where the SO changed their mind. I'm not saying that will happen but you need to make sure she understands that her working is part of the overall plan. Also, weekly is just too often. Try sending less and less often. I know this does sound very pessimistic, but you just need to be careful and cautious and don't give the impression that you have unlimited funds (even if you actually do).

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Russia
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I send my fiancee' money every week by Western Union. She is currently not working. I'm wondering if that helps, hurts or has no bearing in the approval process.

You would need to provide us with more details of your relationship and it's history and her work history, etc before we can weigh in on will it hurt. It should have no bearing on the approval process but it is unusual. I can't understand why weekly payment are needed versus less frequent. And again, there have been scam cases recently where the lady received monies and then never went to the interview (because then no monies would be needed to be sent). Just trying to protect you; but again, we don't know your story.


Phil (Lockport, near Chicago) and Alla (Lobnya, near Moscow)

As of Dec 7, 2009, now Zero miles apart (literally)!

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