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  1. 23 points
    Grego79

    VAWA, Part 23

    Hey guys, My GC arrived today. I can't even explain the feeling, but I just know that I'm going to start living life. My only advise for you is to be patience and believe in god. 🙏
  2. 23 points
    Ana FL

    VAWA, Part 23

    OMG guys I received my GC on the mail today. I can not believe it!!!!! A feeling of freedom I can’t explain! once again thanks everyone. The journey is long and sometimes it feels like it will never end but be patient, hopeful and it will all be ok!
  3. 21 points
    Ana FL

    VAWA, Part 23

    OMG!!! Guys, I posted 2 days ago that my local office received my medicals and today I got a new card is being produced under my I-485 application. I still can’t believe it. My local office is Miami, FL. thank you everyone who took the time to answer questions, offer support and prayers for all of us. I’ll post my complete timeline over the weekend!!! once again, Thank you!!
  4. 17 points
    Eureka93

    VAWA, Part 23

    Hi everyone! I am writing this, looking at my green card, to bring everyone still waiting some hope. I never thought this day would come but it did. All praise to the Almighty for his guidance and grace to be able to do all this by myself. My field office is the Baltimore office and my process started in December of 2016. Please see my timeline below: 12/2016: USCIS received my I485 and I130 based on my marriage. 07/2017: My ex husband and I were scheduled for an interview, which I had to attend on my own as he did not show up. 02/2018: USCIS received my I360 application and started working on it. 08/2019: My I360 was approved. 12/2019: Update/ USCIS has received your correspondence and is reviewing it. (I had sent nothing to USCIS so this left me puzzled for months on end) 08/04/22021: My I485 interview was scheduled. I was asked to renew my medical exams and send them back in so they could make a decision. 08/14/2021: I sent my I693 in. 08/19/2021: USCIS acknowledged receipt of my I693. 08/25/2021: New I485 card was ordered. 08/26/2021: On my birthday at that, I485 was approved. 08/30/2021: My green card was mailed. 09/02/2021: My card was delivered to my home. Faith and next level patience are key in this process. My mind went through so many scenarios, so much fear, so many sleepless nights, stress, the inability to travel and go see family amongst so many other things for over five years. The impact that not having such a tiny card has on one's life in this country is immeasurable. To everyone still on this journey, I wish you well and pray you get to experience the joy and relief that getting your green card brings. I am open to answering any questions. Stay blessed y'all
  5. 16 points
    Anujra

    VAWA, Part 23

    Hi everyone I am a silent reader and have been suffering in many ways like everyone here. It’s been so tiring, frustrating to wait and see no update after the case was received.. I received the notification today “new card is being produced” which I assume it’s the signal of the approval of my case. Hope I can see the official approval notice soon🙏🏻. I’m sharing my timeline. I filed i-360, i-485 on October 3rd 2019. (I don’t have PD since the ex was a US citizen) 3 PF. 8/31/2021 new card is being produced. May all stay healthy.
  6. 15 points
    Hi Guys Midweek update pretty slow last couple of days, Next update coming over the weekend. Also, I have attached two items here one is based on dates one is basically 500 blocks of WAC Numbers in case someone is wondering. PS: Long time coming, we got our NOA2 today. Thanks to case tracker app I got a notification around 5pm (Central time) It felt surreal as I was waiting for an RFE as mine is a little complicated case. Stay strong all who are still waiting, it is just time and it shall too pass
  7. 15 points
    Gheorghexxx

    VAWA, Part 23

    So happy!!! Got an update 2min ago!!!
  8. 14 points
    gregcrs2

    Vaccine requirement?!

    They can't force you to get a vaccine and they surely are not forced to issue a visa. You never had any vaccines?
  9. 14 points
    Forcing an experimental medical treatment on people in order to immigrate. Pretty sad. Glad my wife immigrated here long before this madness.
  10. 14 points
    June1888

    VAWA, Part 23

    Folks! haven't told anyone yet and wanted you guys to know first hand. My AOS "Card is Now Being Produced": Mar 2017 I131/I485 filed in Miami Feb 2018 I360 filed in Vermont Mar 2018 I360 RFE police report Apr 2019 I131 interview in Miami, case on hold waiting for I360 approval Nov 2019 I360 approved Mar 2020 I485 interview canceled Jul 2021 I693 courtesy letter received Aug 14 2021 I submitted case outside of processing times with local office Aug 19 2021 Attorney's received letter asking for I693, photos, history of jobs and addresses Sep 4 2021 Card is not being produced I highly suggest to use the Case Outside of Processing Times online form if your case is delayed. They responded to my inquiry in 5 days and this triggered the card being produced. Maybe they did respond since my case was so delayed. Anyways, this time it worked! Thanks SO MUCH FOR SO MUCH SUPPORT I received here. You guys helped me see the light when things were dark.
  11. 13 points
    Sisi1992

    February 2021 K1 Filers

    I can't believe I'm typing this, but I just checked and our case has been approved! NOA1 was February 3rd. I'm soooo excited!
  12. 13 points
    Grego79

    VAWA, Part 23

    April 2017 Sent I360 application I485 sent on April 2018 I360 approved on August 2018 RFE for medical requested July 2021 RFE response sent August 23 New Card Is Being Produced Sept. 2, 2021 FINALLYYYYY! I can't wait to have my GC on my hands.
  13. 13 points
    100 cases processed since 09/01 - 83 approved, 17 RFE. I’m so happy the number doubled - maybe they doubled the processed cases as a lot could be in vacation by tomorrow because of the long weekend. Anyway, congratulations to all those who got their NOA2 today. Rooting for everyone!!!
  14. 13 points
    It absolutely impacts the k-1. In Islam, signing the marriage contract and having an Islamic marriage "ceremony" makes you married in the eyes of U.S. immigration. My husband is Muslim and we were engaged and married in Jordan, been there, done that. It does not matter if anything was registered or not. You will be married after the ceremony. Period. Don't do it.
  15. 12 points
    Hi all, my passport with visa inside was returned to me today (issued September 9th, 2021) and we are over the moon! I never received my "Welcome to America" letter at the end of my interview, but this letter was included alongside my passport. So if you didn't receive one at your interview but you were approved, it's likely coming in the mail with your passport! We are planning to make the final move in January, after I recover from surgery for cancer. Thank you so much to this forum for the advice and morale over these last months. ❤ VJ family is invaluable!
  16. 12 points
    No photos aren’t required, but—-Hand your phone to somebody working there. Get a pic with the judge. Do the same outside the building. Go out for dinner and have a waiter snap a photo. It’s your wedding day, so commemorate it in some small way. You’ll have something to look back on and I’m sure your families would like a visual of the day.
  17. 12 points
    Good morning/afternoon/evening all (covering the world here as my fiancee is already celebrating her evening) I wanted to honestly tell you all that when I started packing for the move and drove, I think I checked my USCIS app only once in the evening upon arrival to my hotel (actually it was 1am arrival). I say this because I saw that my case was not looked at, then I took a few hours nap and continued my journey. The next time I checked was after I was unloaded and in my new place. This is when I saw the RFE. For me, I was definitely excited, even though I didn't jump around the place because I was tired. I really was not expecting any information until September at the soonest just with the way the cases were being processed. I am going to say like I've been saying as I believe nothing has changed on this forum or with our daily lives. Keep concentrating on your future life partner, especially if you are the petitioner. It is kind of like when both people are tasked with something, but before the 2nd person starts their task, the first has to complete their task. We as the petitioners are completing this first task and our beneficiaries are going to be looking to us for updates and answers. We just need to look back at them with full reassurance that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. It might seem far away, but even just a pinhole is a light and it might be far away because we can only walk and not run. The thing is, we are all still on this journey. It does not stop with the NOA-2. I really really hope the best for everyone, whether you already have your NOA-2, have an RFE or are still waiting for something. I realized after writing all of this that in the past threads to this post, I did say I felt like I was going to get an RFE. My suggestion to the awesome couples waiting, tell yourselves as a couple that you will be approved. Also, know that no matter what status you receive (RFE or approval) there is going to be a few days of delay to possibly receiving the paper copy (or email). I would just check every few days or every other day and just keep saying that you are going to get approved. Have confidence. Don't doubt it, believe it! And truly be strong for each other as this will not be the only life trial that you all will face together.
  18. 12 points
    Adventine

    Mandatory Vaccinations

    Last month, I had three vaccines for seven different diseases done on the same day: TDAP, MMR and varicella. I had no side effects and found it amusing to have three different bandaids on my arms for a day. It's also normal for kids to have had multiple vaccines done during doctor visits without any problems. Source: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/concerns/multiple-vaccines-immunity.html
  19. 11 points
    Crazy Cat

    Please help a young mom out.. urgent.

    I would think that a Utah Zoom marriage and a quick round trip to the UK to consummate the marriage would be much less expansive than a K-1 visa, adjustment of status expenses , and up to 8 months of no work........I think the CR-1 is a much less expensive option in the long term. But, every couple must make their own decisions.
  20. 11 points
    Adventine

    Vaccine requirement?!

    I agree with this. If the waiver is denied, US citizens who don't want their partners to take the COVID vaccines should already start researching how to move to their partners' countries... and should also anticipate that COVID vaccines may soon be required to immigrate there too.
  21. 11 points
    Adventine

    Vaccine requirement?!

    And if, for example, you are a Catholic, you can't use religious reasons for refusing the vaccine, as the Pope has publicly supported it. Same principle for any other religious denomination whose leaders have come out with similar statements.
  22. 11 points
    Yeah, pretty sad that people who immigrate legally have to. I don't see them doing all of that to people who migrating to USA through Mexico border.
  23. 11 points
    We had our ROC interview tuesday morning at Phoenix USCIS. It went well even though Mary answered "No" when asked if she ever went by any other names. She forgot her maiden name. She was also asked about our wedding date and she messed that up too. She was so nervous and anxious for a few days before. We were asked about 10 questions one of which was how we met / married. The IO asked if we had any questions a few times. We also let the IO know we had filed the N-400 and they checked to see where it was at. The IO also joked "Are we missing something" as my stack of folders was bigger than their folder. The IO mentioned that they have had a lot of interviews rescheduled because the USC didn't attend. I whipped out the NOA and we agreed that the interview letter isn't clear. Mary's case was updated to approved and card ordered the next day. Hopefully we will get the biometrics notice soon for the N-400.
  24. 11 points
    I can only assume you didn't believe the good people on the r/immigration sub on Reddit where you asked this questions over 10 times. Was that your "survey of folks"?? Good grief. There's a box on the application that you check if your fiancé/fiancée is currently IN THE US. "If your beneficiary is currently in the United States. complete item numbers 38.a--38.h." For the final time (please, please), yes, you can do this. Plenty of people on Reddit provided resources AND stories AND already gave you this information. I'm all for helping people, but you seem unwilling to accept the information you've been given or to read the forms/instructions. Why?
  25. 11 points
    GUYS I WAS APPROVED! I just had my appointment at 8 am and I still can’t believe it! I will write a review and update my timeline later, as I’m going to go enjoy Montreal for the day. But I am just so happy I had to update y’all! Thank you to everyone’s advice and support on this thread, it got me through this long wait!!!
  26. 11 points
    Just saw notification . Our case was approved. NOA 1: 1/22/2021 , NOA 2: 8/30/2021. Waited 220 days. Hope you all get your approval soon.
  27. 11 points
    Jorgedig

    Lying on petition

    For it being “not your first rodeo,” you’ve got a surprising number of misconceptions about the process.
  28. 11 points
    Thank you for your kind comment. I usually use magic 🎩 On a serious note, when I filed petition for my Fiance back in January I stumbled here on Visa Journey and a lot of the senior members had a system similar to this going in many threads, September, October etc. So I started compiling data from the case tracker app and typed almost 18000 wac numbers and then separated them based on what they were then created this chart based on what works for me easiest, rest is all excel. It's time consuming, but helps me deal with the anxiety of waiting 😅. I am hoping our file number comes soon, we are NOA1 on 26th Jan, so if you like my chart send us lots of prayers 🙏 ❤ Thanks
  29. 11 points
    Ana FL

    VAWA, Part 23

    Local office received my medicals today!!! Hoping for a quick answer on my I-485!! positive vibes please!! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
  30. 10 points
    Ayda&Jad

    February 2021 K1 Filers

    We are so excited we got approved today!!!!!!!!! We just got the notification and we are beyond excited. We filled on January 15,2021 noa1 feb 8,2021 noa2 today September 20,2021 good luck to everyone
  31. 10 points
    With your style of communication and grasp of the English language (or lack thereof) I strongly recommend you get a competent immigration attorney to handle this issue.
  32. 10 points
    Demise

    Ir5 article 212 (A)(6)(C)(I) (E)

    Can someone give me a quick rundown of what's happening here? The whole thread looks like a bomb blew up here and it's making my brain hurt.
  33. 10 points
    Dashinka

    Vaccine requirement?!

    Like most of the waivers here in places like hospitals, unless you are claiming religious convictions for all vaccines, I doubt a waiver would be granted for just the Covid19 jab.
  34. 10 points
  35. 10 points
    IL received -- interview October 4th! DQ'd Dec. 1st!
  36. 10 points
    IL just came. Interview on Oct 13th 2021 DQ October 29th, 2020 Finally!
  37. 10 points
    Hi, You have to meet in person before you can do anything about bringing her to the US to live. After meeting, you can petition to bring her here as your fiancee or marry and bring her here as your wife. Nothing about US immigration is quick or cheap. It will take at least a year or two for you to bring her to the US. There's no way around this. Everyone waits. Vietnam is a high fraud country. Marrying on the first visit is not recommended. You will need to make several trips before marrying. Vietnam has closed its borders since March 2020. Right now, they are having their biggest COVID wave. You are not going to get a visitor visa for this December. I know dual Vietnamese/US citizens who have waited for almost two years for Vietnam's borders to open up. The earliest you will get to Vietnam is Summer 2022 if we're lucky. If you're not computer savy and can't navigate a DIY website, then it might be best to hire an experienced immigration attorney. Best of luck.
  38. 10 points
    Unlockable

    Not marrying on k1 visa

    Absolutely not. The K1 is very very strict. Probably one of the most strict IV process in immigration. If they do not eventually marry their petitioning US citizen, then they must leave the US or be indefinitely deportable. They can not even adjust status of a different US citizen if they marry them instead. Don't get me started with Facebook groups and their "theories".
  39. 10 points
    Lifeline_god

    VAWA, Part 23

    Good Morning Everyone, I was a silent reader throughout and bit shy to express but everyone in this community is so positive and motivating. It is helping me a lot to lift my spirit. I wish all you great people success and positive outcome throughout. PD: DEC 2019 and awaiting on 3rd PF. Thank you all again.😊
  40. 10 points
    Kama2018

    VAWA, Part 23

    Hi everyone. I can't believe that I am writing this, but it is real. I thought it will never happen. I got an interview notice for I 485 after VAWA approval recently. Hopefully this will end soon and I will go on with my life. I can't find any information, how is interview process for i485 after VAWA approval? What should I bring with me? If I have kids listed in VAWA case, but they are abroad, do I need their original birth certificates? I am lost, overwhelmed and can't wait for interview day coming. Thanks in advance for responce everyone. I am so glad I found this group, even I am not active poster here.
  41. 9 points
    Ethan & Shannon

    I-751 September 2021 Filers

    Hi everyone, it's time again to submit a huge stack of paperwork! I'm submitting my paperwork next week, in September. A few helpful links: I-751 form page: https://www.uscis.gov/i-751 G-114 E-notification form: https://www.uscis.gov/g-1145 Example of form I-751 filled in from VJ: https://www.visajourney.com/examples/INS-Form-I-751.pdf Example of cover letter from VJ: https://www.visajourney.com/examples/USCIS_I751_Affidavit.doc Filing locations: https://www.uscis.gov/i-751-direct-filing-addresses Good luck everyone.
  42. 9 points
    It is not illegal, nor is it visa fraud, to travel on a tourist visa and marry (in the US). It is fraud to marry and stay to adjust status. I do not recommend K1. The OP stated they are a low income family, and I assume they would like to be able to work as soon as possible after immigration. With a CR1, OP's husband can work right away.
  43. 9 points
    powerpuff

    Please help a young mom out.. urgent.

    ~ Moved from K1 Forum to What Visa Do I need - OP is looking for advice on which route to take ~ Best way is to get married and apply for spousal visa (CR1).
  44. 9 points
    Fingers crossed for letters tomorrow.
  45. 9 points
    Paul & Mary

    Superfast Card Production !!!!

    Interview was 9/7, card in production on 9/8 and card arrived 9/11
  46. 9 points
    Big Congratulations to all the couples who got their NOA2 this week, and for those who are still waiting "Stay Strong" This forum has personally helped me learn a lot of things and I am very thankful to the members who take time out to answer the members here in the most logical ways. following are the numbers from this past week (January 2021 filers only) Processed cases 245 Approved cases 160 Rejected cases 1 RFEs 79 Other actions 5 Pending cases 1002 Total Processed (any action taken) 1259 The date on USCIS website might change drastically in a few days to end of Jan somewhere (currently it shows January 6th) Ps: They did process some cases today (Saturday 9/4/21) Ps 2: Next update Wednesday next week
  47. 9 points
    PeaceLoveFreedom

    VAWA, Part 23

    Timeline update: April 2021 - Concurrent filing i360, i485, i765 c09, i131 April 2021 - Received the receipts May 2021 - Status update - Finger prints reused for i485 and i765 and i360 Sept 2021 - Status update - i765 - New card is being produced - c09 This 1 ray of hope is a huge relief for me and my mental health situation. I think they approved a lot of EADs today. Thank you all for your responses.
  48. 9 points
    We had what feels like a huge break through for us this morning! After the drama of having to send a DS-5535 after being initially approved, my wife's visa status flipped from 'REFUSED' to 'ISSUED-administrative processing" after ~1 month. We are so happy and are celebrating today!
  49. 8 points
    Ana FL

    VAWA, Part 23

    I-360 05/2019 Filled 06/2019 RFE good moral character (didn’t receive it due to address not being updated by uscis) 10/2019 congresswoman got a copy of the RFE after checking on my case 11/2019 USCIS received my response for RFE 11/2020 Case approved I-485 07/2019 Filled 09/2019 notice of fingerprints applied 07/2021 RFE for medicals from local office 08/2021 medicals received by local office 08/2021 Case approved - local office Miami, FL
  50. 8 points
    Cute doll face

    Visa on hand after 2 days

    Hello dears I have been Approved Glory be To JESUS CHRIST 🙏🏽for he has made it possible NOA1 September 2020 NOA2 March 2021 In Transit 22 JUNE 2021 Interview today 23rd August 2021 visa on hand 26th August 2021 Embassy Nairobi Kenya Question Asked 1.How did my fiancé go to the USA?the type of visa he use 2.Did he travel from Kenya to the USA or from Uganda to the USA? 3.Have I ever been married before ? 4.Have my fiancé Ever been married before ? 5.Have I ever been convicted on a crime ? 6.Have I ever traveled outside Uganda ? 7.When did I last see my fiancé ? 8.How did we meet ? 9.How long have we been dating ? 10. Where does he stay in the USA ?
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