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Ok help !

 

I just read that a couple did there I130 and I485 together - Is that something I need to do ?  Heres the link to what I read - am I reading it right?  

 

Bonafide marriage - Just married 11-23-18 and I have the certificate - hes there and Im here - how much more of a bonafide marriage do they want - I cant add him to my bank account until he gets here - suggestions please 

 

I want to frontload as much as I can.  Suggestions please 

 

 

 

 

 

 


K1 Visa         DENIED/IN AP NOW 

Service Center :    California Service  Center
Transferred?        No
Consulate :        Morocco
I-129F Sent :        2017-09-25
I-129F NOA1 :    2017-10-03
I-129F RFE(s) :    2018-04-02; 2018-05-08
RFE Reply(s) :    2018-04-25, 2018-05-22
I-129F NOA2 :    2018-06-04
NVC Received :    2018-06-21
Date Case #, IIN, 
and BIN assigned :    2018-06-21
NVC Left :        2018-07-10
Consulate Received :    2018-07-13
Packet 3 Received :    2018-07-31
Packet 3 Sent :    
Packet 4 Received :    
Interview Date :    2018-09-04    

CR1 Visa         PENDING

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Thank you for the clarification 


K1 Visa         DENIED/IN AP NOW 

Service Center :    California Service  Center
Transferred?        No
Consulate :        Morocco
I-129F Sent :        2017-09-25
I-129F NOA1 :    2017-10-03
I-129F RFE(s) :    2018-04-02; 2018-05-08
RFE Reply(s) :    2018-04-25, 2018-05-22
I-129F NOA2 :    2018-06-04
NVC Received :    2018-06-21
Date Case #, IIN, 
and BIN assigned :    2018-06-21
NVC Left :        2018-07-10
Consulate Received :    2018-07-13
Packet 3 Received :    2018-07-31
Packet 3 Sent :    
Packet 4 Received :    
Interview Date :    2018-09-04    

CR1 Visa         PENDING

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44 minutes ago, Mayi & MiMi said:

Ok help !

 

I just read that a couple did there I130 and I485 together - Is that something I need to do ?  Heres the link to what I read - am I reading it right?  

 

Bonafide marriage - Just married 11-23-18 and I have the certificate - hes there and Im here - how much more of a bonafide marriage do they want - I cant add him to my bank account until he gets here - suggestions please 

 

I want to frontload as much as I can.  Suggestions please 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi. I was following your case and was sad to see that your fiancé had been denied the K1.

 

So a few of the things I submitted for bona fide marriage were;

 

Wedding ring receipt

Proof that I added my husband as my beneficiary to my life insurance policy

Plenty of photos of us in different cities and photos of me and my inlaws

Itinerary of my upcoming flight showing I was going back to spend another month with him

Screenshots of conversations between my husband and my mother and father

Samples of conversations between my husband and myself

2 sworn notarized affidavits (from my mother and my best friend/coworker) attesting to their knowledge of our relationship

 

There's only so much you can provide when, as you said, you live in two different countries. I've been told that at the NVC stage you have the opportunity to submit additional evidence although they may not look at or consider it. I'm hoping that they do as I have since gathered more evidence and continue to do so since filing the petition.

 

 

Good luck with everything!

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@Apple Bee

 

Thank you for the suggestions.

 

I have included all airline trips (3 so far and one scheduled for June 2019).  All WU/Moneygram transactions showing some support.  I have a ton of pics of me and his family and I do have my WhatsApp conversation with his aunt and a conversation with his nephew and brother.  As far as affidavits I guess I could get them but I find it kinda useless seeing I already tried to petition him and the fact that I have conversations 3 yerars back, but if it works, then I'm game.  I just want everything to be near perfect asnd leave no room for RFE's.

 

I'm taking in all advice !


K1 Visa         DENIED/IN AP NOW 

Service Center :    California Service  Center
Transferred?        No
Consulate :        Morocco
I-129F Sent :        2017-09-25
I-129F NOA1 :    2017-10-03
I-129F RFE(s) :    2018-04-02; 2018-05-08
RFE Reply(s) :    2018-04-25, 2018-05-22
I-129F NOA2 :    2018-06-04
NVC Received :    2018-06-21
Date Case #, IIN, 
and BIN assigned :    2018-06-21
NVC Left :        2018-07-10
Consulate Received :    2018-07-13
Packet 3 Received :    2018-07-31
Packet 3 Sent :    
Packet 4 Received :    
Interview Date :    2018-09-04    

CR1 Visa         PENDING

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3 minutes ago, Mayi & MiMi said:

@Apple Bee

 

Thank you for the suggestions.

 

I have included all airline trips (3 so far and one scheduled for June 2019).  All WU/Moneygram transactions showing some support.  I have a ton of pics of me and his family and I do have my WhatsApp conversation with his aunt and a conversation with his nephew and brother.  As far as affidavits I guess I could get them but I find it kinda useless seeing I already tried to petition him and the fact that I have conversations 3 yerars back, but if it works, then I'm game.  I just want everything to be near perfect asnd leave no room for RFE's.

 

I'm taking in all advice !

I agree about the affidavits. I just figured it couldn't hurt and I hoped that, coupled with the conversations between my mother and my husband would show she was aware of and approved our marriage. I submitted everything above and my petition was approved after 6 months (no RFE) and now just waiting for the case number from NVC.

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@Apple Bee

 

Thank you again ! Seriously I want this to go smoothly.  Hope you dont mind if I add you and follow your progress.  


K1 Visa         DENIED/IN AP NOW 

Service Center :    California Service  Center
Transferred?        No
Consulate :        Morocco
I-129F Sent :        2017-09-25
I-129F NOA1 :    2017-10-03
I-129F RFE(s) :    2018-04-02; 2018-05-08
RFE Reply(s) :    2018-04-25, 2018-05-22
I-129F NOA2 :    2018-06-04
NVC Received :    2018-06-21
Date Case #, IIN, 
and BIN assigned :    2018-06-21
NVC Left :        2018-07-10
Consulate Received :    2018-07-13
Packet 3 Received :    2018-07-31
Packet 3 Sent :    
Packet 4 Received :    
Interview Date :    2018-09-04    

CR1 Visa         PENDING

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You married in November you will be able to add (federal tax regulations) him to your bank account although the bank will   probably not give him a debit card till he is in the USA

to do this:

when filing your 2018 taxes claim him as your spouse / he fills out the W7 form and you submit this with the necessary documents of proof

 

https://www.irs.gov/individuals/international-taxpayers/nonresident-alien-spouse

 

When IRS sends the ITIN,  you take that and a POA from him to allow you to do banking in his name and add him to your account

 

http://www.ilgrp.com/can-i-open-up-a-bank-account/

 

I married in 2010 

added him to my 2010 tax returns by applying for the ITIN

and with that to my bank account

he did not arrive in the USA till 2015 but i claimed him 2010,  2011, 2012, 2014 

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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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