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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada
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Hi VJ'ers... it's been awhile since I have had to come online to this website. I went thru my own AOS last year and so far all is well... thanks to VJ and everyone on here who helped me thru the ups and downs!

Now, I am hoping to help some friends.. perhaps I am posting this in the wrong section but wasn't sure where else to put it. So perhaps this will be moved.. but I hope not because I would love to get as much feedback and input as possible.

So my friend (let's call her Jane) is an Australian citizen. Five years ago, she met my friend (let's call him Joe) and they fell madly in love. Joe is a USC. Joe worked in the entertainment field and was able to get Jane working visa's with the company who employed him. She was able to travel to the States and be with him and work for the same company. When the visa's would expire, she would travel back to Aus. and the two of them would go back and forth until the new visa's would come thru.

Last year, Jane and Joe bought a house together in the States. But because she didn't have any status, her name is not on the house.

Recently, Joe passed unexpectedly. Now Jane has no status, no rights to the home... nothing.. the two of them were engaged, but not formally.

I am trying to figure out - how can Jane stay in the States? What can be done to get her some sort of status in the States? She is here now, trying to pick up the pieces but of course there is a lot of stress because she is only here on a visitor visa. It's hard to grieve and try to sort everything out with immigration looming overhead.

Anyone have any suggestions? Can she still get in on a fiancee visa? There is tons of evidence of a bona fide relationship and intent to marry. Anyone out there who can help??? :unsure:

with thanks... such a difficult time...


07-2006 Met my sweetheart!!!

01-25-10 Entered the USA on student visa

05-28-10 Married!!!! <3

06-16-10 I693 Medical prepared and sealed

07-14-10 AOS Packet couriered to Chicago

07-16-10 AOS Packet received! Signed by S. Bush :)

07-23-10 CHECK$ CA$HED!!!!! So happy to see money leave my bank account!!!!

07-24-10 NOA received in the mail for AOS/EAD and hubby received AP for me :)

07-26-10 TOUCHED!!!

08-06-10 EAD & Alien Petition TOUCHED!!!

08-24-10 Service request submitted for Biometrics Letter.. waiting, waiting...

09-01-10 2nd service request call put in - Dallas ASC backed up and everything is on hold! :(

09-03-10 Infopass appointment set for September 17th

09-03-10 EAD TOUCHED!!! I might not need my Infopass appt. after all!

09-07-10 Another touch for EAD

09-08-10 EAD TOUCH again! woo hoo!

09-17-10 InfoPas appt @9am. EAD APPROVED on Sept 2.. but still waiting for biometrics

09-20-10 3rd service request to USCIS, escalated to IO. still no bio appt

09-28-10 AP sent to Chicago Lockbox

09-29-10 4th service request to USCIS, useless convo with IO

09-30-10 AP received and signed by USCIS, J.Chyba

10-04-10 Another useless convo with IO

10-06-10 Letter sent to Congressman

10-10-10 Letter sent to Senator

10-11-10 AP Touch

10-13-10 Email received, AP approved :)

10-15-10 Useless SECOND Infopass appt. and useless AP without biometrics

10-16-10 I-512L AP Doc arrived in the mail

10-18-10 Another USELESS call to USCIS

10-19-10 Got my biometrics appt for Nov 3rd!!! early walk in complete 10-20 *SEE ABOUT ME PAGE FOR MORE TIMELINE INFO!*

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Hi VJ'ers... it's been awhile since I have had to come online to this website. I went thru my own AOS last year and so far all is well... thanks to VJ and everyone on here who helped me thru the ups and downs!

Now, I am hoping to help some friends.. perhaps I am posting this in the wrong section but wasn't sure where else to put it. So perhaps this will be moved.. but I hope not because I would love to get as much feedback and input as possible.

So my friend (let's call her Jane) is an Australian citizen. Five years ago, she met my friend (let's call him Joe) and they fell madly in love. Joe is a USC. Joe worked in the entertainment field and was able to get Jane working visa's with the company who employed him. She was able to travel to the States and be with him and work for the same company. When the visa's would expire, she would travel back to Aus. and the two of them would go back and forth until the new visa's would come thru.

Last year, Jane and Joe bought a house together in the States. But because she didn't have any status, her name is not on the house.

Recently, Joe passed unexpectedly. Now Jane has no status, no rights to the home... nothing.. the two of them were engaged, but not formally.

I am trying to figure out - how can Jane stay in the States? What can be done to get her some sort of status in the States? She is here now, trying to pick up the pieces but of course there is a lot of stress because she is only here on a visitor visa. It's hard to grieve and try to sort everything out with immigration looming overhead.

Anyone have any suggestions?

Can she still get in on a fiancee visa? There is tons of evidence of a bona fide relationship and intent to marry. Anyone out there who can help??? :unsure:
with thanks... such a difficult time...

The answer to the question in quote is NO. He could have willed the house to her, but since he didn't she will have to fight his next of kin for whatever she think is her rights.

The only re-course she has is getting another work visa.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Jamaica
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I totally agree with the above.. theres NO way she will get here on a I-129 with him being passed on. She would have to get a workers visa or tourist visa.


Service Center :California Service Center

Consulate :Jamaica

I-130 Sent :2011-12-14

I-130 NOA1 :2011-12-16

I-130 RFE :2012-06-18

I-130 RFE Sent :2012-06-25

I-130 Approved :2012-08-06

NVC Received :2012-08-06

Received DS-3032 / I-864 Bill :2012-09-06

Pay I-864 Bill 2012-09-06

Receive I-864 Package :2012-09-06

Return Completed I-864 :2012-09-10

Return Completed DS-3032 :2012-09-06

Receive IV Bill :2012-09-20

Pay IV Bill :2012-09-22

Case Completed at NVC :2012-10-04

Packet 4 Received :2012-10-12

Interview Date :2012-11-13

Interview Result :APPROVED!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Moved from spousal visas to effects of major family changes on immigration.

Its unfortunate but they were not married, she can't do anything with immigration but leave before her stay expires.


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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