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Celesta LeeAnn

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HELLO EVERYONE!

I am currently on day 114 and waiting for USCIS to approve my case. I am currently working with an immigration lawyer in my hometown. My lawyer secretary asked me to look over any corrections and call them if any corrections needed to be made. At the time, I was  in my husband's country and I lost WIFI connection. I was not able to get WIFI connection until the next day. I received WIFI and made the corrections and  about an hour after I sent the corrections I was informed that the lawyer office had already sent in the paperwork without my verbal or written confirmation. ( I AM NOT UPSET JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE I FIX THE PROBLEM THE RIGHT WAY)

There were a couple of mistakes on the form but one that is making me worried. On the form it says ( HAVE YOU EVER LIVED WITH YOUR SPOUSE) at the time I had been with him for 3 months. Now I am staying longer than I thought. Due to the fact that I am still in college I was not aware that I could stay but I have received all my classes online. Now I am able to stay. 

My question is ( Should I call USCIS to make that correction? or Should I wait until the interview and have my husband explain to the US embassy/ interviewer of what happened if they ask that question? )

My lawyer tells me that if they send a REQUEST for MORE EVIDENCE then I make the correct at that time or if they dont send the request then at the interview tell them what happened and be honest.) 

DO you agree with the lawyer or what do you think... Because I am not that educated with USCIS immigration laws. I read minor mistakes do not matter... Is this a minor Mistake?

I NEED HELP...

Thank you so much,

C

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Agreed. You can't change the information on the forms via a phone call, and they generally do not accept more evidence via mail without issuing an RFE for it.

 

I would classify it as a non-material mistake. It can be updated at the interview later, but doesn't impact eligibility for the visa.

The only potential issue is they may wonder why the petitioner didn't know the correct answer originally...one should know if they lived together or not so that may appear odd to them.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

10/24/18: Green card produced

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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Moved from Progress Reports to Process & Procedures.


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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23 hours ago, Celesta LeeAnn said:

At the Interview would it be smart to tell the interviewer that I was not aware of my stay due to my college classes. How would you word that in an Interview?

Do not offer any information to the CO that he doesn't ask for.  Answer the questions honestly but do not volunteer additional information.  


June 6,  2017 - Filed the K-1

April 20, 2018 - K-1 refused

June 11, 2018 - Got married in Pateros, Metro Manila

September 10, 2018 - Filed the CR-1

September 11, 2018 - Priority Date

September 14, 2018 -  NOA-1

 

 

PHILIPPINES ONLY!!!  CFO (Commission on Filipinos Overseas) INFO - Can't leave home without it!

 

PDOS (Pre-Departure Registration and Orientation Seminar) is for ages 20-59.  Peer Counseling is for 13-19 years of age.

It is required to have the visa in their passport for PDOS and Peer Counseling.

 

GCP (Guidance and Counseling Program) is for K-1 Fiancee and IR/CR-1 spouse ONLY.   These are the only ones that can attend the seminar without their visa.

 

 

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