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1 minute ago, Dejavudeji31 said:

Is it possible for an individual to file petition for alien relative without an immigration lawyer?i need help please 

 

...Yes... this is a DIY (Do it yourself) oriented website.

 

Follow the guides:  https://www.visajourney.com/content/i130guide1

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08/15/2014 : Met Online

06/30/2016 : I-129F Packet Sent

07/08/2016 : NOA 1 Received

08/25/2016 : NOA 2 Received (48 days)

11/08/2016 : Interview - APPROVED!

11/18/2016 : Visa in hand

11/23/2016 : POE - Dallas, Texas

From sending of I-129F petiton to POE - 146 days.

 

02/03/2017 - Married 

02/24/2017 - AOS packet sent

06/01/2017 - EAD/AP Combo Card Received in mail

12/06/2017 - I-485 Approved

12/14/2017 - Green Card Received in mail - No Interview

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Dejavudeji31 said:

Is it possible for an individual to file petition for alien relative without an immigration lawyer?i need help please 

In many respects, that is why VJ exists


YMMV

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Good morning,please am a Nigerian and my wife is a US citizen,we had marriage in Nigeria two months ago, she wants to file the petition for alien relative for me,while filing the questionnaire,is she gonna use my surname as her last name or she'll make use of her fathers name that she was using before we married as her lastname?

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2 minutes ago, Dejavudeji31 said:

Good morning,please am a Nigerian and my wife is a US citizen,we had marriage in Nigeria two months ago, she wants to file the petition for alien relative for me,while filing the questionnaire,is she gonna use my surname as her last name or she'll make use of her fathers name that she was using before we married as her lastname?

She should use her current legal name 


YMMV

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4 minutes ago, Dejavudeji31 said:

Good morning,please am a Nigerian and my wife is a US citizen,we had marriage in Nigeria two months ago, she wants to file the petition for alien relative for me,while filing the questionnaire,is she gonna use my surname as her last name or she'll make use of her fathers name that she was using before we married as her lastname?

 

That depends on if she legally changed her name... if she legally took your name then she would use your surname, if not, then she'd use her maiden name

 

To be honest, since she is the petitioner she should be on here asking the questions as she is the one who will fill out the paperwork.

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08/15/2014 : Met Online

06/30/2016 : I-129F Packet Sent

07/08/2016 : NOA 1 Received

08/25/2016 : NOA 2 Received (48 days)

11/08/2016 : Interview - APPROVED!

11/18/2016 : Visa in hand

11/23/2016 : POE - Dallas, Texas

From sending of I-129F petiton to POE - 146 days.

 

02/03/2017 - Married 

02/24/2017 - AOS packet sent

06/01/2017 - EAD/AP Combo Card Received in mail

12/06/2017 - I-485 Approved

12/14/2017 - Green Card Received in mail - No Interview

 

 

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I filed K-1 and CR-1 myself by just read the instructions. I find USCIS instructions very easily to follow.

 

I came to VJ forum when I searched for some common interview questions and I had to sign-up as I found very interesting situations.

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Well your wife, as the petitioner and USC, should be the one filling the forms since she is the one who is submitting the forms. 

 

Also, again, if she has had a legal name change in the US, then yes she uses your surname, if not then no, she uses her maiden name....

 

This is why it's important for the petitioner to be involved here on VJ, because sometimes there is a confusion and the information is misunderstood by the beneficiary.

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08/15/2014 : Met Online

06/30/2016 : I-129F Packet Sent

07/08/2016 : NOA 1 Received

08/25/2016 : NOA 2 Received (48 days)

11/08/2016 : Interview - APPROVED!

11/18/2016 : Visa in hand

11/23/2016 : POE - Dallas, Texas

From sending of I-129F petiton to POE - 146 days.

 

02/03/2017 - Married 

02/24/2017 - AOS packet sent

06/01/2017 - EAD/AP Combo Card Received in mail

12/06/2017 - I-485 Approved

12/14/2017 - Green Card Received in mail - No Interview

 

 

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Just now, Dejavudeji31 said:

She didn't have her name change,i hope that cannot lead to denial of the I-130 since she'll be using her maiden name? 

Why would it?


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2 minutes ago, Dejavudeji31 said:

She didn't have her name change,i hope that cannot lead to denial of the I-130 since she'll be using her maiden name? 

 

It isn't legally required in the US to change a last name when married. Now if it's customary and expected in Nigeria for the woman to take the man's last name, then the embassy will question why she hasn't possibly... As for the I-130 petition, it won't be an issue.

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08/15/2014 : Met Online

06/30/2016 : I-129F Packet Sent

07/08/2016 : NOA 1 Received

08/25/2016 : NOA 2 Received (48 days)

11/08/2016 : Interview - APPROVED!

11/18/2016 : Visa in hand

11/23/2016 : POE - Dallas, Texas

From sending of I-129F petiton to POE - 146 days.

 

02/03/2017 - Married 

02/24/2017 - AOS packet sent

06/01/2017 - EAD/AP Combo Card Received in mail

12/06/2017 - I-485 Approved

12/14/2017 - Green Card Received in mail - No Interview

 

 

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They could to state they are aware of the relationship and all..... 

 

You should try using the search bar on top right corner of the page where you can search for specific topics and read other threads about it.

 

Also, up top left is a "Portals" tab, that will take you to the Nigeria forum where you'll find country specific threads and topics.

 

 


08/15/2014 : Met Online

06/30/2016 : I-129F Packet Sent

07/08/2016 : NOA 1 Received

08/25/2016 : NOA 2 Received (48 days)

11/08/2016 : Interview - APPROVED!

11/18/2016 : Visa in hand

11/23/2016 : POE - Dallas, Texas

From sending of I-129F petiton to POE - 146 days.

 

02/03/2017 - Married 

02/24/2017 - AOS packet sent

06/01/2017 - EAD/AP Combo Card Received in mail

12/06/2017 - I-485 Approved

12/14/2017 - Green Card Received in mail - No Interview

 

 

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