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06/26/18  -  I-129F sent to CSC

06/28/18  -  USCIS signed for I-129F

07/03/18  -  NOA1 hard copy

12/03/18  -  NOA2 electronic

12/10/18  -  NOA2 hard copy

12/14/18  -  NVC received case

12/19/18  -  NVC issued case number

01/08/19  -  NVC in transit

01/10/19  -  Case received at Mumbai Embassy

03/07/19  -  Interview Date (221g given for "Proof of Relationship")

03/18/19  - 221g evidence submitted

 

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7 minutes ago, USS_Voyager said:

They already got driver licenses in 12 states. You know why, because it is cheaper for them to have driver licenses and be able to buy insurance, then for them to drive illegally and no one pays for all the accidents. 

 

 

I just found this to be fascinating. Not just for illegal status but for other visa holders that maybe couldn't have drivers licenses without certain documentation. Not sure if that would even impact other immigrants/nonimmigrants.


06/26/18  -  I-129F sent to CSC

06/28/18  -  USCIS signed for I-129F

07/03/18  -  NOA1 hard copy

12/03/18  -  NOA2 electronic

12/10/18  -  NOA2 hard copy

12/14/18  -  NVC received case

12/19/18  -  NVC issued case number

01/08/19  -  NVC in transit

01/10/19  -  Case received at Mumbai Embassy

03/07/19  -  Interview Date (221g given for "Proof of Relationship")

03/18/19  - 221g evidence submitted

 

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2 minutes ago, Tara & Rohit said:

I just found this to be fascinating. Not just for illegal status but for other visa holders that maybe couldn't have drivers licenses without certain documentation. Not sure if that would even impact other immigrants/nonimmigrants.

The driver licenses don't give them any status, they're still illegals. It just allows them to drive and more importantly, they have to have insurance. Purely economic

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5 minutes ago, USS_Voyager said:

The driver licenses don't give them any status, they're still illegals. It just allows them to drive and more importantly, they have to have insurance. Purely economic

Right! I totally agree with you. But what about K1 Visa holders that have to wait until EAD and AP? Would something like this mean that they don't have to wait 5-6 months for a drivers license? 

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06/26/18  -  I-129F sent to CSC

06/28/18  -  USCIS signed for I-129F

07/03/18  -  NOA1 hard copy

12/03/18  -  NOA2 electronic

12/10/18  -  NOA2 hard copy

12/14/18  -  NVC received case

12/19/18  -  NVC issued case number

01/08/19  -  NVC in transit

01/10/19  -  Case received at Mumbai Embassy

03/07/19  -  Interview Date (221g given for "Proof of Relationship")

03/18/19  - 221g evidence submitted

 

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Just now, Tara & Rohit said:

Right! I totally agree with you. But what about K1 Visa holders that have to wait until EAD? Would something like this mean that they don't have to wait 5-6 months for a drivers license? 

No, K-1s are legal, they can't do that, unless they want to become illegals and subject to deportation....

 

Look, I'm not saying it's fair. Life is never fair. What about the H4 spouses that have NO ability to work at all.... 

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Just now, USS_Voyager said:

No, K-1s are legal, they can't do that, unless they want to become illegals and subject to deportation....

 

Look, I'm not saying it's fair. Life is never fair. What about the H4 spouses that have NO ability to work at all.... 

It's like one step forward and two steps back. 


06/26/18  -  I-129F sent to CSC

06/28/18  -  USCIS signed for I-129F

07/03/18  -  NOA1 hard copy

12/03/18  -  NOA2 electronic

12/10/18  -  NOA2 hard copy

12/14/18  -  NVC received case

12/19/18  -  NVC issued case number

01/08/19  -  NVC in transit

01/10/19  -  Case received at Mumbai Embassy

03/07/19  -  Interview Date (221g given for "Proof of Relationship")

03/18/19  - 221g evidence submitted

 

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K1 can and do get licenses designed for illegals.

 

Now I do not know if this was envisaged, I seriously doubt it.


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5 minutes ago, Boiler said:

K1 can and do get licenses designed for illegals.

 

Now I do not know if this was envisaged, I seriously doubt it.

In Colorado there are driver's licenses for illegals and K1 can get those as well.  But most people would prefer to have the driver's license that shows they are legal obviously so wait for the EAD.  


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Just now, NikLR said:

In Colorado there are driver's licenses for illegals and K1 can get those as well.  But most people would prefer to have the driver's license that shows they are legal obviously so wait for the EAD.  

I was a K1 but the rules were different so I had no gap.

 

Now I absolutely would get the illegal one until I could get the regular one.


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4 minutes ago, NikLR said:

In Colorado there are driver's licenses for illegals and K1 can get those as well.  But most people would prefer to have the driver's license that shows they are legal obviously so wait for the EAD.  

 

3 minutes ago, Boiler said:

I was a K1 but the rules were different so I had no gap.

 

Now I absolutely would get the illegal one until I could get the regular one.

I guess it just depends on your situation. I do not live in a major metropolitan area where public transportation is readily available. It's a hike to get anywhere! I just thought something like this would benefit those that would like to have a little bit more freedom during the waiting game.


06/26/18  -  I-129F sent to CSC

06/28/18  -  USCIS signed for I-129F

07/03/18  -  NOA1 hard copy

12/03/18  -  NOA2 electronic

12/10/18  -  NOA2 hard copy

12/14/18  -  NVC received case

12/19/18  -  NVC issued case number

01/08/19  -  NVC in transit

01/10/19  -  Case received at Mumbai Embassy

03/07/19  -  Interview Date (221g given for "Proof of Relationship")

03/18/19  - 221g evidence submitted

 

❤️ From Worlds Apart... to a Lifetime Together!! ❤️

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These are mere DLs, and in a way to keep track of undocumented. These are not RealID that require substantial legal presence documentation and, beginning next year, would be required to board plans or enter Federal facilities. 


I-751 journey

 

10/16/2017.......... ROC package mailed

10/18/2017.......... I-751 package received VSC

10/19/2017.......... I-797 NOA date

10/30/2017.......... Notice received in mail

10/30/2017.......... Check cashed

11/02/2017.......... Conditional GC expired

11/22/2017.......... Biometrics completed

  xx/xx/xxxx.......... waiting waiting waiting

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4 hours ago, USS_Voyager said:

No, K-1s are legal, they can't do that, unless they want to become illegals and subject to deportation....

 

Look, I'm not saying it's fair. Life is never fair. What about the H4 spouses that have NO ability to work at all.... 

H4 spouse can work with a spousal i140 approved. Moreover being on an H1 is a privilege and no one forces a spouse to be married to an H1. They (should) know that before getting married. 


I-751 journey

 

10/16/2017.......... ROC package mailed

10/18/2017.......... I-751 package received VSC

10/19/2017.......... I-797 NOA date

10/30/2017.......... Notice received in mail

10/30/2017.......... Check cashed

11/02/2017.......... Conditional GC expired

11/22/2017.......... Biometrics completed

  xx/xx/xxxx.......... waiting waiting waiting

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38 minutes ago, WeGuyGal said:

H4 spouse can work with a spousal i140 approved. Moreover being on an H1 is a privilege and no one forces a spouse to be married to an H1. They (should) know that before getting married. 

There is a proposed rule to change this: https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/eAgendaViewRule?pubId=201810&RIN=1615-AC15


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

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

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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15 minutes ago, geowrian said:

Yep, am familiar with the proposal. Agree with it to some extent. 


I-751 journey

 

10/16/2017.......... ROC package mailed

10/18/2017.......... I-751 package received VSC

10/19/2017.......... I-797 NOA date

10/30/2017.......... Notice received in mail

10/30/2017.......... Check cashed

11/02/2017.......... Conditional GC expired

11/22/2017.......... Biometrics completed

  xx/xx/xxxx.......... waiting waiting waiting

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