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Getting married to my canadian fiancee Thursday...now what??

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Filed: Other Country: Canada
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I am a US citizen, she is Canadian, here on a TN Visa since last May. We are getting married in a small ceremony to start the paperwork but will have a much larger ceremony in the future. We've been together for a year and a half and will have no problem documenting our relationship since it's actually real! (photos, Skype logs, joint bills and bank account, testimonials from friends/relatives etc.) I make the appropriate income required and have been supporting us just fine (She has an online Etsy business.) The only Issue I see is that the company that sponsored her for the TN visa closed after a month so technically she should not have stayed here.

Could that be a big deal once we are actually married?

Also, in regards to the paperwork, is Rapid Visa worth the three hundred dollars to do the paperwork?

I am going to explore the site but if anyone has had a similar experience and would like to offer input, info on costs and timeline we would welcome it. I guess we are going for an adjustment of status, Green Card, need to get her a SS#,work permits and a California drivers license.

Thanks for the info and help, the website looks like a great resource.

Barry

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This forum is a DIY website, read the GUIDE located above at the heading then you are gonna be fine. No need to pay anyone because your case is straight-forward. TN void so she is now overstaying but it is forgiven when she is married to you, who is an US citizen. Good luck and be blessed. Guide is here:

http://www.visajourney.com/content/i130guide2

By the way, this is the forum for who is adjusting from family visa not tourist/work visa.


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12/06/2014: Package filed

12/31/2014: Fingerprinted

02/06/2015: In-Line for Interview

04/15/2015: Passed Interview

05/05/2015: Oath letter was sent

05/22/2015: Oath Ceremony

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland
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*** Moving from AOS from Family visa to AOS from Work visa as OP is here on a TN visa ****


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Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Indonesia
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Like NancyNguyen said.. read the guides.. read the instructions on each form the guides say you need to file.

Come back and ask questions when unsure.

Important note: she overstayed, so she should not leave the US until the adjustment of status is approved.

Good luck and congrats on your upcoming nuptials!!


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

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Answers in blue!

I am a US citizen, she is Canadian, here on a TN Visa since last May. We are getting married in a small ceremony to start the paperwork but will have a much larger ceremony in the future. We've been together for a year and a half and will have no problem documenting our relationship since it's actually real! (photos, Skype logs, joint bills and bank account, testimonials from friends/relatives etc.) I make the appropriate income required and have been supporting us just fine (She has an online Etsy business.) The only Issue I see is that the company that sponsored her for the TN visa closed after a month so technically she should not have stayed here.

Could that be a big deal once we are actually married?

Read the guide for her to Adjust Status from another visa here---> Adjustment of Status How to File an I-130 for a Spouse Inside the US

Once her adjustment is approved, her over stay is forgiven. Make sure she does not leave the US until she has her green card in her hands.

Also, in regards to the paperwork, is Rapid Visa worth the three hundred dollars to do the paperwork?

You don't need to use Rapid Visa, or a lawyer. Your case is pretty cut and dry, and you can do it yourself with the guides.

I am going to explore the site but if anyone has had a similar experience and would like to offer input, info on costs and timeline we would welcome it. I guess we are going for an adjustment of status, Green Card, need to get her a SS#,work permits and a California drivers license.

Thanks for the info and help, the website looks like a great resource.

Barry


USCIS- 260 Days

6/8/11~ Mailed I-130 Application, withdrew Canadian PR application
6/16/11~ NOA1 email and text message Case routed to CSC (Priority Date)
7/12/11~ The 'Money Order' Incident/Returned to Tennessee
8/03/11~ TOUCHED!
3/2/12~ APPROVED! NOA2!

NVC Electronic Processing- Montreal- 19 Days

3/21/12~ Received case number & IIN 20 Days after NOA2
3/21/12~ Sent in opt-in email
3/22/12~ Opt-in accepted
3/23/12~ DS-261 Submitted, never accepted
3/29/12~ AOS bill invoiced and paid
3/30/12~ AOS shows PAID- AOS Package emailed/received, DS-3032 emailed/accepted
4/2/12~ IV bill invoiced and paid
4/3/12~ AOS Checklist documents emailed(first time)
4/4/12~ IV shows PAID- DS-260 submitted/ IV Package emailed/received
4/4/12~ AOS Checklist documents sent again for CYA (second time)
4/5/12~ IV package accepted! No Checklists!
4/6/12~ AOS Checklist emailed(third time)
4/9/12~ AOS packet accepted (finally)
CASE COMPLETE!!

Interview 354 days from NOA1/ 362 days from initial filing date
5/29/12~ Medical@ Medisys, Montreal
6/4/12~ Interview APPROVED!!!
08/07/2012~ POE Emerson, MB/Pembina, ND by land
08/09/2012~ HOME!! 424 days from initial filing date!
08/14/2012~ SSN Received
09/10/2012~ Received Green Card

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