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Filing l-751 while my husband(USCitizen) is working as an Overseas Contractor In Afghanistan

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Hi Everyone! I hope you can help me with my situation. I'm about to file my l-751 (To remove conditions on my green card) this coming November 2012. My main concern is that currently my husband (US Citizen) is working as an overseas civilian contractor in Afghanistan and they work in the Military base. On the form there's a question " 10.)Is your spouse currently serving with or employed by the U.S. Government and serving outside the United States?. Do I need to answer it as a Yes or No? If yes, do I need to provide certain documentations that shows he is working overseas? Can I file for removal of conditions even though he is not here in US? Please help :-(

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Australia
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Hi Everyone! I hope you can help me with my situation. I'm about to file my l-751 (To remove conditions on my green card) this coming November 2012. My main concern is that currently my husband (US Citizen) is working as an overseas civilian contractor in Afghanistan and they work in the Military base. On the form there's a question " 10.)Is your spouse currently serving with or employed by the U.S. Government and serving outside the United States?. Do I need to answer it as a Yes or No? If yes, do I need to provide certain documentations that shows he is working overseas? Can I file for removal of conditions even though he is not here in US? Please help :-(

Is he currently employed by the US government while working overseas? If he is, the answer is yes. if he's not, it's not. Pretty simple.

You can file the I-751 without him here, in either event BUT: If he IS employed by the US government then he is exempt from the interview (if you get one).

If he ISN'T employed by the US government, and you get an interview, he will need to return for the interview.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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tricky question as you say he's a civilian contractor, that may not be employed directly by the govenment. you may want to ask him these questions as the job he's in may be purely civilian. I'm a vet so I know a litte about the differences.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Australia
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tricky question as you say he's a civilian contractor, that may not be employed directly by the govenment. you may want to ask him these questions as the job he's in may be purely civilian. I'm a vet so I know a litte about the differences.

I think everyone does... my husband is a Vet.

1. He is either hired by the government directly and gets a pay check from them;

2. He is hired by a company that has a contract with the government and the company gives him his check (and the government pays the company); or

3. He is hired by a company that just has permission to work on base/site, but has no government contract/affiliation

if he's #1, he's a "yes" to Qn 10. If he's #2 or #3, it's a no and he needs to be back for the (possible) I-751 interview.

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Thank you so much for all of your replies! :blush: My husband is hired by a company that has a contract with the government and his company is the one who gives his check. Quite tricky...I'll just say "No" and send over the form to my husband in Afghanistan so he can sign it before I passed my documents to USCIS. And on Part 4 Spouse information, can I just give our residence address here in California not his address in Afghanistan?

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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*** Thread moved from Effects forum to Removing Conditions forum -- topic pertains to latter. ***


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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