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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Russia
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Many couples file for AOS when here on ESTA or B2.  Do you have a specific question?

 

 


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****Moved to Adjustment of Status from Work, Student & Tourist Visas as OP asked specifically about AOS from ESTA****


"The immigration process demands a great deal of knowledge, planning, time, patience, and money.  A deficit in any of these areas can spell heartbreak."

   -GB, "old man of much life experience"

 

Retired 20 year United States Air Force Missileer (Retired E-8)

Retired Registered Nurse with practice in Labor/Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent Psych, Adult Psych

Retired IT Professional, Software Developer, Database Manager

 

 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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Thank you guys for Quick respons 🙏 

like if  someone travel to USA on ESTA as tourist, and his friend asked him to merry her, and he did at got married with her. He didn’t quiet his job in home country,and he has apartment there still. 
if they make AOS would it be a problem? 
some guys her scared the oute of me and said you will be deported and it’s crime!!! 
I been to US many times, and each time I get like 3 months but I never stayed more than tow weeks, usually one week. 
I need help , anybody have done AOS and on ESTA and got married? 
do I need lawyer or I can do it on my own? 
thank you so much 

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19 minutes ago, Cohan said:

Thank you guys for Quick respons 🙏 

like if  someone travel to USA on ESTA as tourist, and his friend asked him to merry her, and he did at got married with her. He didn’t quiet his job in home country,and he has apartment there still. 
if they make AOS would it be a problem? 
some guys her scared the oute of me and said you will be deported and it’s crime!!! 
I been to US many times, and each time I get like 3 months but I never stayed more than tow weeks, usually one week. 
I need help , anybody have done AOS and on ESTA and got married? 
do I need lawyer or I can do it on my own? 
thank you so much 

Do you realize that after filing for adjustment of status, a person cannot work inside the US or leave the US for as long as 8 months?  Is he prepared for that? Maybe a spousal visa would be better.

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"The immigration process demands a great deal of knowledge, planning, time, patience, and money.  A deficit in any of these areas can spell heartbreak."

   -GB, "old man of much life experience"

 

Retired 20 year United States Air Force Missileer (Retired E-8)

Retired Registered Nurse with practice in Labor/Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent Psych, Adult Psych

Retired IT Professional, Software Developer, Database Manager

 

 

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Morocco
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it is illegal to make plans to do this and then enter the US

it is ok if you are in the US and this just happened / are u in the USA?

 

and no lawyer needed 

just file all petitions for AOSEAD and AP

 

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Morocco
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your issue is the K1 is already on your profile

so,  it would not be as u suggest / u already knew you wanted to marry

so,  if not in the US ,  CBP will see the K1 petition (if USC did one) and u would more than likely get sent back to your country

 

  someone travel to USA on ESTA as tourist, and his friend asked him to merry her

 

we don't know all the facts

like are u in the USA?

are u talking about yourself and your fiancee?

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Brazil
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1 hour ago, JeanneAdil said:

we don't know all the facts

like are u in the USA?

OP posted on Monday that he is in the US.  He traveled on ESTA to be with his girlfriend, so he is now asking if it could cause problems down the road if he gets married and files for adjustment of status.  Since intent is determined at POE, and he is in the US, he can do this with no 90 day waiting period needed.  He was warned in his other post about coming to the US as a tourist with the intent to stay and adjust status.  It appears he did it anyway and is likely feeling some cognitive dissonance now and is worried that his case could be scrutinized.  The biggest drawback of staying and filing AOS now is that he cannot leave the US until he gets married, files a proper AOS package including work authorization and advance parole requests, and waits for the advance parole to be adjudicated and approved, so he is stuck here for at least 8 months and can't work or leave without abandoning the entire AOS.  The only way I could see a problem for him later is if the CBP officer asked him a question, recorded the answer on the computer system, and later at the AOS interview he is asked about it and gives a different story.  In nearly 4 years here on Visa Journey I have only seen a couple of cases where there were problems with AOS in similar circumstances, most of the time they are fine.

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7 minutes ago, carmel34 said:

The only way I could see a problem for him later is if the CBP officer asked him a question, recorded the answer on the computer system, and later at the AOS interview he is asked about it and gives a different story.

I recall one case here on VJ......the Adjustment of Status was denied. 


"The immigration process demands a great deal of knowledge, planning, time, patience, and money.  A deficit in any of these areas can spell heartbreak."

   -GB, "old man of much life experience"

 

Retired 20 year United States Air Force Missileer (Retired E-8)

Retired Registered Nurse with practice in Labor/Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent Psych, Adult Psych

Retired IT Professional, Software Developer, Database Manager

 

 

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2 hours ago, Cohan said:

friend

Friend or boyfriend/ girlfriend?


From AOS to ROC (So far)

 

AOS😎

Filing date: 10.17.2019

Biometrics: 12.12.2019

RFE: 01.15.2020

RFE response: 01.22.2020

RFE response acknowledgment: 01.30.2020

READY TO BE SCHEDULED FOR AN INTERVIEW: 02.07.2020

INTERVIEW SCHEDULED: 02.07.2020

(hold on, this is where it gets interesting)

INTERVIEW DATE: 03.18.2020

The day before: rrrrriiiiiiing riiiiiiiing *my cell phone rings as we were loading the car to spend the night at a hotel prior to our interview. Interview cancelled because of COVID.🙄🙄😷🤒

READY TO BE SCHEDULED: 03.19.2020

RFE FROM THE FIELD OFFICE FOR US TO SEND THE EVIDENCE: Somewhere in early April.🙄

EVIDENCE SENT: 04.14.2020

CASE APPROVED: 04.29.2020.

GREEN CARD IN HAND: 05.01.2020🟩

 

ROC (so far).

PACKAGE RECEIVED AT PHOENIX LOCKBOX: 02.01.2022.

NOTIFICATION (TXT): 02.04.2022. LIN service center

BIOMETRICS: 03.28.2022 (USCIS Case tracker update Case Was Updated to Show Fingerprints Were Taken) and also email update *biometrics used from AOS*

 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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I been asked when i entred US and i said  vecation and i Will meet my gf and we Will spend time together. I told them What we gonna do during my   visit. 
i showed them hotell booking and my ticket to go back my home country. I Said i have 6000 dollars and they didnt care. i had three suitcases.
but as I said, I been to US before and I never stayed more than 2 weeks.  

 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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@JeanneAdil 

thanks for your response

yes I was asking about K-1 visa but never applied for it. Actually I visited US because my stepdad is cancer patient and I was told that they  don’t know if he can wait until I got the k-1 visa or not .
we asked a lawyer who took 300$ to talk with us 60 minutes.. 

the lawyer mentioned 3 different scenarios. 
and at the end they said you must stay, and get married and that is best situation. 
the lawyer was good, but he asked for $7000
The lawyer knew what I do for living and he said you don’t need lawyer you can do it I. Your own. 
to make the story short.. 

mom living better in my home country.. I earn around 5000 a month, it’s safe, people are kind and the nature is beautiful.. what I love in the USA is my gf.. that’s all 

I wanted her to move and live with me. But there is kids and her ex dosnt want the kids to move.and I understand him, even if they would get better life 

I don’t wanna be rude.. but USA is just in movies.. in reality if you don’t have cash you would end up in getto 

 

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3 minutes ago, Cohan said:

I don’t wanna be rude.. but USA is just in movies.. in reality if you don’t have cash you would end up in getto 

100% true.  Living in the US is VERY expensive. 


"The immigration process demands a great deal of knowledge, planning, time, patience, and money.  A deficit in any of these areas can spell heartbreak."

   -GB, "old man of much life experience"

 

Retired 20 year United States Air Force Missileer (Retired E-8)

Retired Registered Nurse with practice in Labor/Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent Psych, Adult Psych

Retired IT Professional, Software Developer, Database Manager

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Cohan said:

and at the end they said you must stay, and get married and that is best situation. 

That depends on whether the new immigrant can afford to suddenly leave everything behind, cease all work for 8 months, and not go back to home country for 8 months.  Not everyone, who comes to the US as visitor, can do that.  The attorney cannot make YOUR decision. 


"The immigration process demands a great deal of knowledge, planning, time, patience, and money.  A deficit in any of these areas can spell heartbreak."

   -GB, "old man of much life experience"

 

Retired 20 year United States Air Force Missileer (Retired E-8)

Retired Registered Nurse with practice in Labor/Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent Psych, Adult Psych

Retired IT Professional, Software Developer, Database Manager

 

 

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: New Zealand
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1 hour ago, Cohan said:

I been asked when i entred US and i said  vecation and i Will meet my gf and we Will spend time together. I told them What we gonna do during my   visit. 
i showed them hotell booking and my ticket to go back my home country. I Said i have 6000 dollars and they didnt care. i had three suitcases.
but as I said, I been to US before and I never stayed more than 2 weeks.  

 

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