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Wife is joining the Navy. Wondering what we should do?

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Hey yall.

 

My wife is joining the Navy and she has orders to ship to boot camp on January 1st, 2020. I just want to say I've looked through a lot of stuff and I'm just looking for smarter and more experienced people than I to give me advice. We were looking to start the visa process in July and we don't know if her eventually enlisting will delay us or will force us to restart the entire process? I've heard the CR-1 process can go from 7 months to over a year and she's going to ship out some point in that time.

 

Thanks in advance.

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Just now, ohcoffeeeyes said:

Hey yall.

 

My wife is joining the Navy and she has orders to ship to boot camp on January 1st, 2020. I just want to say I've looked through a lot of stuff and I'm just looking for smarter and more experienced people than I to give me advice. We were looking to start the visa process in July and we don't know if her eventually enlisting will delay us or will force us to restart the entire process? I've heard the CR-1 process can go from 7 months to over a year and she's going to ship out some point in that time.

 

Thanks in advance.

Basic training is about 10 weeks and AIT duration will vary with regards to her MOS, you will have time to communicate more once her BCT is over. You have no reason to be worried, goodluck.

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13 minutes ago, mniceguy16 said:

Basic training is about 10 weeks and AIT duration will vary with regards to her MOS, you will have time to communicate more once her BCT is over. You have no reason to be worried, goodluck.

I have no issues in regards to that, more so if the NVC will know that her employment status has changed and if it will come up as a red flag?

 

and her AIT is going to be very long, shes going in as corpsman

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Corpsman school should be San Antonio. HM is a very overmanned rate with a 1% advancement last cycle. Going to be a long slow road to gain rank. 

 

Just for clarification Navy doesn't use MOS its Rate and there's no AIT it's A School for initial and C school for any follow on NEC training. 

 

You'll have to fill out a new financials. Not sure what E-1 through E-3 make anymore but military pay charts are published so you can see if she makes enough to qualify. Any other dependents / children?

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17 minutes ago, jskibo said:

Corpsman school should be San Antonio. HM is a very overmanned rate with a 1% advancement last cycle. Going to be a long slow road to gain rank. 

 

Just for clarification Navy doesn't use MOS its Rate and there's no AIT it's A School for initial and C school for any follow on NEC training. 

 

 You'll have to fill out a new financials. Not sure what E-1 through E-3 make anymore but military pay charts are published so you can see if she makes enough to qualify. Any other dependents / children?

Yep. She read very deeply into Corpsman, she knows its advancement rate is bad and all that. She didn't get very many jobs offered to her despite scoring like 75 on the ASVAB sadly. She's fine with Corpsman though is open to other roles as she's just trying to do the 4 years then leave to college. (she originally wanted to do LS) 

 

She makes enough to qualify and her father is going to sponsor us either way. I just wanted to know if a red flag would raise cause the I-130F asks for employment history/current employment and if by the time we get asked for financials or anything further, she's in boot camp or a school, it may look like shes lying. Are you sure we may not get in any trouble? She's really worried about it as am I. 

 

(also on financials, would we list her bonus? I know it may seem silly but if stocks count, would a bonus from the military come in?)

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4 minutes ago, ohcoffeeeyes said:

Yep. She read very deeply into Corpsman, she knows its advancement rate is bad and all that. She didn't get very many jobs offered to her despite scoring like 75 on the ASVAB sadly. She's fine with Corpsman though is open to other roles as she's just trying to do the 4 years then leave to college. (she originally wanted to do LS) 

 

She makes enough to qualify and her father is going to sponsor us either way. I just wanted to know if a red flag would raise cause the I-130F asks for employment history/current employment and if by the time we get asked for financials or anything further, she's in boot camp or a school, it may look like shes lying. Are you sure we may not get in any trouble? She's really worried about it as am I. 

 

(also on financials, would we list her bonus? I know it may seem silly but if stocks count, would a bonus from the military come in?)

No issue on the optics of it. 

 

You have a joint sponsor as well it seems so you'll be fine either way. 

 

As to the bonus, if it's paid by then I guess you could include it but with the joint sponsor doesn't appear you will need it. 

 

Good luck to her with training. My ex was an FMF Corpsman for 17 years. She enjoyed it, well except for 2003 😀

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3 minutes ago, jskibo said:

I just wanted to know if a red flag would raise cause the I-130F asks for employment history/current employment and if by the time we get asked for financials or anything further, she's in boot camp or a school, it may look like shes lying. Are you sure we may not get in any trouble?

Non-issue.  People change jobs, and financial situations change during the process quite often.  


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