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Hi All,

Before I ask the obvious, I wanna first day this is really a wonderful and helpful website. And all you people who help others are amazing.

Secondly, Me and my fiancée are gonna marry in Mumbai in August this year and she’s gonna file for CR 1 Visa from Wisconsin. So, I’ll be asking lots of questions after August too but thats August. Lol.

Anyway, I just want to ask is there any way that we can open a joint bank account in India or in USA. Also, what is the safest and simple mode/way to transfer money to each other. I have heard tons of options like Paypal and etc but I wanted to have an input from here. Is there a way can someone help us in this situation? 


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Welcome to the forum.  Your thread fits better in the "Tax & Finances" forum (and it will probably be seen a bit more there), so it's moved there now.  Good luck to you!

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01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.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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Hi @Missid I was not able to open a bank account here in the US or add my husband to mine, but I think if they have an ITIN number they can, but I think its more difficult and time consuming applying for one. But I would look it up. Anywho when I was in Mumbai I was able to open an account with my husband. I had to fill out an application, they took copies of my passport and drivers licence and marriage certificate... i think that was it. We then had to wait a couple of weeks for it to be approved.  He was the primary, and I am the secondary.  I also use western union to transfer money. Once you have the bank account number, you can send money for free. After many transfers, it starts to deposit in less than a day. Also you can send money through your account to her US account as well using your own bank or you can ask for help. My husband is able to send me money through his for a fee. But its good to have transactions for both. hope this helped. 

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