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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Philippines

Hi Readers. I need some advise if this is true to USCIS re: expired tourist visa

A woman came here in USA as a tourist visa from Philippines She's married and with children on month of May 2011, and her 6 months tourist visa expired November. She said they hired a lawyer to extend her visa to be able to stay for longer period with her live in boyfriend she met here in USA. and they lived together while she's here. although her visa was expired Nov. 2011, she again paid the lawyer for another extension for 2012 before her 6 months tourist visa expires November. She and her US Citizen live-in boyfriend applied a marriage licensed in City Court for them to get married. The court issued them a marriage licensed? what valid Identification? is Philippine passport valid for ID? for expired tourist visa? and can be married here in USA? and so they got married this month of October, according to her she filed a divorced paper and send it to Philippines and her husband in PI signed it. Now she is married to a US citizen, her husband applied for her adjustment of status? to be able to get a SSN? for her to work and also apply for drivers licensed? How true are these to marry a US citizen and adjust her status although her tourist visa expired? In other words she was an illegal alien, undocumented status. they claimed that USCIS lawyer helping them to adjust her status. How true is this?

I need some answers please.... thank you.

Meet .......6-15-06

Married in Quezon City....3-02-07




05-07-07....Transfered to CSC

10-19-07....I130 APPROVED !!!!

10-26-07....Received NOA2 in mail



05-08-07....Filed I129F



06-05-07....Transfered to CSC

06-11-07....Notice of Transfer to CSC, received in mail

06-16-07....Email notice case is in CSC office and pending



10-19-07....I129F APPROVED !!!!

10-26-07....Received NOA2 in mail

11-08-07....NVC Received papers, MNL.......... number given to me!!!!

11-16-07....Received letter from NVC with case number

11-13-07....Sent to Manila

12-26-07....St.Lukes medical

01-07-08....Interview at Embassey !!!!!!!!!!!

01-18-08....Visa in hand !!!!!

02-19-08....Fly to Pennsylvannia

02-20-08....Arrived in Erie at last!!!!!


09-19-08....Packet sent by USPS

09-22-08....Packet accepted in Chicago per track -n- confirm

09-25-08....NOA for I-485

10-06-08....Biometrics on 10-17-08 Cleveland Oh.

01-13-09....I-485 interview in Pittsburgh

01-13-09....Interview done APPROVED!!!!!!!!

01-29-09....GREEN CARD IS IN HAND!!!!!!!!

03-07-09....SSN is finally here

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Philippines

yes she can adjust status if she is married to US citizen..she can get SSN,working permit,Driver's license and Greencard after the interview is she's approved..overstayed visa is forgiven once you are married to USC...

thats what happened to me I overstayed for 4 years and adjust status just this year....

Adjusting from B2,married to my U.S army husband:-)

March 17-married in Las Vegas
June 11-AOS sent
June 13-touched
June 15-NOA1
June 26-Notice for Biometric
June 29-RFE notice(2011 tax)
July 09-Biometric 1:00 pm at Buena Park,CA
July 11-RFE sent
July 12-Notice I-30 transferred from CSC to NBC
July 16-Response Review
July 20-email saying I-30 transferred to USCIS office
Aug 07-recieved email for interview (Sept 10,2012)
Au9 09-interview letter in the mail at Santa Ana@10:30am
Aug 15-EAD card production
Aug 23-EAD card in hand
Sept 10-Interview Day-APPROVED ON THE SPOT..thank You God:-)
Nov 6-After info pass and Service request finally it updated to DECISION.....
Nov 9-Card Production
Nov 15-Green card in hand:-)

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam

Your post is a bit confusing. It is very helpful to readers if you use paragraphs to separate the thoughts.

Was she legally divorced before she obtained the US marriage license / was married in the US?

I-864 Affidavit of Support FAQ -->> https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/immigrate/immigrant-process/documents/support/i-864-frequently-asked-questions.html

FOREIGN INCOME REPORTING & TAX FILING -->> https://www.irs.gov/publications/p54/ch01.html#en_US_2015_publink100047318


PLEASE READ THE GUIDES -->> Link to Visa Journey Guides

MULTI ENTRY SPOUSE VISA TO VN -->>Link to Visa Exemption for Vietnamese Residents Overseas & Their Spouses

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I'm confused about her sending the divorce paper to the Philippines and have the 1st husband signed it. Was it finalized without her showing up to the court for hearing or trial? :blush:

05/22/12 - Mailed I-129F
08/17/12 - Approved I-129F NOA2 (85 days)
11/19/12 - Approved Visa!! (179 days)
12/01/12 - POE Honolulu, HI
12/21/12 - Wedding Day!
01/05/13 - Mailed I-485, I-765 and I-131
01/09/13 - USCIS accepted case and received text
01/11/13 - Cashed check
01/08/13 - Received NOA1
01/18/13 - Received Biometrics Appointment Notice
01/22/13 - Early Biometrics Walk-in (scheduled Feb 7)
01/27/13 - We're pregnant!!
02/04/13 - Received Appointment Notice
03/04/13 - Approved EAD and AP (58 days)
03/12/13 - Received EAD and AP combo card
03/12/13 - Interview and Approved GC (63 days)
03/20/13 - Received Green Card

10/3/13 - Baby #1 arrived

2/17/14 - Pregnant again! LOL

10/20/14 - Baby #2 arrived
01/09/15 - Mailed I-751

01/12/15 - NOA

01/16/15 - Received NOA Letter

01/20/15 - Mailed DMV 1yr Extension

02/05/15 - Received Biometrics Letter

02/09/15 - Early Bio (Walk-IN)

02/19/15 - Biometrics Appointment

06/15/15 - Approved
06/15/15 - Card Ordered and Mailed

08/22/15 - Card Received

N-400 on or after 12/15/15

and they'll live happily ever, ever after...
Relationship Journey: Our pursuit to happiness

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Filed: F-2A Visa Country: Philippines

I think she sent her husband divorce papers to dissolve their Philippine marriage.

There is NO divorce in the Philippines so even if our husband signed the divorce papers, it doesn't terminate your marriage.

If she wants to legally terminate her Philippine marriage, she has to file for ANNULMENT.

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