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I just got the RFE letter today. I honestly don't know how to do this now. Is this necessary to hire a lawyer at this point? I feel like it is getting serious now. 

 

I am leaving for China in about 2 wks, back on March 2. My response must be received by April 8, 2019. If I submit it after I come back from China, is that too late for that?

 

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It mentioned that "the time period does not cover the entire life span of your marriage ". So I need to submit those documents that were mentioned in the letter from the December 2014 until today??? Serious???

 

 

Pls, give me some suggestions.

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They were specific on what you needed to include. Get the documents on the list and send it back ASAP.

 

1.       Make sure you an your spouse are listed on your banking accounts. To do this, set up an appointment with the bank and ask what documentation they need. Get a statement with both of you on the account. Make a copy, send it in.

2.       Are you both listed on the car insurance? Medical? If not, get added to the car and take a copy of the updated policy and send it in.

3.       If you are not both on your utility bills, get added, get a copy, send it in.

4.       Open a life insurance policy on each other. Get a copy. Send it in.

 

 

The sooner you send it in, the faster you'll get a response. You do not need a lawyer, you need to do what they asked.

Edited by Jaquelly
clarification

 

 

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Better get busy and get those documents to them.   


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2 minutes ago, Jaquelly said:

Is it worth toying with your lawful presence? Get it handled, get what they want. Give them proof that you're not just in it for the wrong reasons.

I know I know. send all 4 yrs' statements in!!! Thx

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They look line by line in cards statement and look who used the card that's interesting!! 


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40 minutes ago, theossmanfamily said:

They look line by line in cards statement and look who used the card that's interesting!! 

I don't think you can even tell who is spending what if it's a joint card.  


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3 minutes ago, AstroCanada said:

I don't think you can even tell who is spending what if it's a joint card.  

some Cards statement shows which card is used when its authorized user  , maybe you guys dont have joint card? i'm just wondering...

did you guys submit any joint lease?


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14 minutes ago, theossmanfamily said:

some Cards statement shows which card is used when its authorized user  , maybe you guys dont have joint card? i'm just wondering...

did you guys submit any joint lease?

We live with parents. I did submit a letter from my parents stated that we have been living with them for over 7 yrs.

And we do have jointed checking account. I am the authorized user of my husband's credit card. But for most of the time, we used our own cc, all credit card payment is from the jointed checking account.

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3 hours ago, jaclynxf said:

I am leaving for China in about 2 wks, back on March 2. My response must be received by April 8, 2019. If I submit it after I come back from China, is that too late for that?

You must respond to the RFE by the required date or face the (negative) consequences by not responding.

 

3 hours ago, jaclynxf said:

It mentioned that "the time period does not cover the entire life span of your marriage ". So I need to submit those documents that were mentioned in the letter from the December 2014 until today??? 

Yes. 

Of course, you cant provide what doesn’t exist, but if you have the stuff that they have requested then just send the lot. 

Yes, it may be a thick file - this is nothing new. 

 

3 hours ago, jaclynxf said:

Serious???

SRS.


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I-751 #1- May2015 [Denied]

 

Early May 2015 : I-751 Joint filing package sent fedex next day 09:00am from UK ($lots - thanks). 
May 2015: Notice of receipt/1yr extension received, dated day of receipt. This was forwarded to me outside the US, and no issues re-entering multiple times.
June 2015: Biometrics completed - walk in / argument, stressing proof of imminent travel and multiple prior inconvenient appointments & reschedules.
May 2016: Vermont Service Centre updated to processing May 2015 cases, therefore my case is now classed as outside normal processing time
May 2016: Service request sent (whatever that is) after calling to find out why I am still waiting after 12 months. Unable to tell me anything.
May 2016: Letter received in response, stating processing is on hold due to 'pending security checks' with no other information. Not helpful.
May 2016: (7am) - Infopass appointment for I-551 Stamp in passport.  (8am) - Returned to USCIS office for another I-551 stamp after realizing the dumbass put the expiry stamp as 2015 not 2017. Two entire passport pages wasted. Cheers. 

Oct 2016: Infopass appointment (not at local office). USCIS have sent my file to an overseas office, in a country that neither myself or my spouse have ever resided in. It has sat there untouched for five months. Why? Who knows. Internal query requesting urgent clarification is sent by USCIS officer.  
Oct 2016: An identical 'pending security check'  letter received, addressing precisely none of my or the immigration officers legitimate queries. 
Nov 2016: Infopass appointment: My file is now back in the US and at my local office...no other updates or progress. 
Jan 2017: Notification that an interview has been scheduled at a local office. Bizarrely still no RFE... 
Jan 2017: 2hr wait, then interview terminated before it began, due to moving my ID to another state 2 wks prior. New interview 'in a few months...maybe.'       Informed them that divorce proceedings are underway, but not finalised at this time. 
March 2017: An Interview was scheduled - marked as no-show as they didn't actually send out a notification of interview. FML 
April  2017: Filed an official complaint with the ombudsman, and have requested Senator & Congressman assistance - enough is enough. 
May 2017: Yet another infopass. No updates, interview of further progress. Still no response from Congressperson, Senator, or Ombudsman received. 
June 2017: 68 days after contacting them, the Ombudsman finally contacted USCIS. 'It may take up to 60 days to receive a response'.   
July 2017:  A follow up enquiry sent by Ombudsman to USCIS after receiving no response or action after 45 days. I am Jack's complete lack of surprise. 
August 2017: 60 days has come and gone with no response from USCIS. Contacted the Ombudsman who will contact them AGAIN. 
August 2017: Email from Ombudsman - USCIS have scheduled an interview at the very end of August .  
August 2017: Interview - switched to a (finalised) divorce waiver. Told that decision will be made that afternoon, but no problems foreseen with my case. 
September 2017: Now 4 weeks since interview, my file has not moved from the officers desk, and no decision is showing when I call and speak to a Tier 2.  
September 2017: Request filed for Senator assistance (a different senator - maybe I will get a reply & assistance from this one?). 
October 2017: 37 days since interview....and no decision.  W, and indeed, TF is going on???? 
October 2017: Letter of Denial received - reason given as 'I-751 petition was not properly filed'. Discovered ex-spouse made false allegations to USCIS

I-751 #2 - Oct 2017 [Pending] 

October 2017: Within 72hrs of receiving denial notice, a new waiver I-751, divorce decree & $680 cheque, sent to Vermont via FedEx overnight 9am priority.  

October 2017: I-797C Receipt/extension letter received, dated day of receipt at VSC 

October 2017: Another I-551 stamp obtained at infopass appointment, as the extension letter is useless with a 2yr card that expired 2.5yrs ago! 

November 2017: Biometrics completed (early walk-in) 

2018: Re-entered US multiple times with second I-751 extension letter & stamp. Quick trip to secondary required to verify, and stamped in as normal

  

N-400 Feb 2018 [Pending] 

February 2018: N-400 filed online.  $725 paid to the USCIS paperwork wastage fund

February 2018: Biometrics completed (walk-in)

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No need to hire an lawyer at this point. Send them what they are asking for. If you don't have certain things, include a personal statement.

Try to send the RFE response as soon as possible,

Good luck!

 

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You mentioned you live with your parents, so there wouldn't be a lease/mortgage in just your two names, I assume. Do you two pay any household bills that are in your name? Any utilities or entertainment services that would show your names and address?

 

Do either of you have any financial accounts, besides the credit card you're an authorized user on? Having deposit accounts (checking, savings) would be good, and perhaps even better. They will go line by line to see if both parties are using the account (account owners typically have their own debit card in their name and individual number, which reflects on the bank statement). The problem with authorized credit card users is the card number is the same, the authorized user just has charging privileges with the card. If you didn't submit it already, get a formal letter from the institution where the credit card is held confirming you as the authorized user.

 

Any proof of residence, such as bills or other mail coming to your residence in both of your names showing you live together at the same address. Something addressed to BOTH of you, even better.

 

Any beneficiary documents, such as 401ks/retirements, insurance, etc.

 

Do you have health insurance together? Car insurance?


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July 2015 - met online thanks to Zak Bagans                                                            May 25, 2018 - South Carolina marriage license issued

June 2016 - first in-person meeting                                                                             May 26, 2018 - legally married

August 2016 - stateside visit                                                                                        June 7, 2018 - applied for Social Security Number [manual verification required]

February-April 2017 - stateside visit                                                                           June 18, 2018 - SSN/card received in the mail

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December 1, 2017 - received NOA2                                                                            July 25, 2018 - Biometrics appointment (Charlotte, NC)

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January 18, 2018 - received NVC case number by phone                                      August 11, 2018 - case status updated to "I-485 Interview Scheduled"

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                                    [passed, pending receipt of medical papers]                           September 18, 2018 - case status updated to "Card Has Been Issued/Mailed"

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7 minutes ago, Paul & Mallory said:

You mentioned you live with your parents, so there wouldn't be a lease/mortgage in just your two names, I assume. Do you two pay any household bills that are in your name? Any utilities or entertainment services that would show your names and address?

 

Do either of you have any financial accounts, besides the credit card you're an authorized user on? Having deposit accounts (checking, savings) would be good, and perhaps even better. They will go line by line to see if both parties are using the account (account owners typically have their own debit card in their name and individual number, which reflects on the bank statement). The problem with authorized credit card users is the card number is the same, the authorized user just has charging privileges with the card. If you didn't submit it already, get a formal letter from the institution where the credit card is held confirming you as the authorized user.

 

Any proof of residence, such as bills or other mail coming to your residence in both of your names showing you live together at the same address. Something addressed to BOTH of you, even better.

 

Any beneficiary documents, such as 401ks/retirements, insurance, etc.

 

Do you have health insurance together? Car insurance?

We pay for the conEdison bills, but the name is my dad's name. I gonna call conEdison to change to our name. 

We have joined checking account, submitted 8 months' statement. It said 8 months is not enough. I will submit all 4 yrs banking statements.

I also submitted the statement from Geigo says that I am "listed as drivers and /or named insureds for the referenced policy". We live in the city, I use public transportation most of the time. I only drive occasionally. My husband drives the car most of the time.

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