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  1. 9 points
    chuks22

    October 2022 NVC Submission

    First submission August 25th RFE October 21st DQ today good luck to everyone.
  2. 9 points
    badcoyote

    SEPTEMBER 2021 K1 FILERS I-129F

    Y’all I can’t believe it. Just saw online that our case was approved today 😳😳😳 I know there’s more waiting ahead but man it feels AWESOME to finally see progress 😭 We filed Sept 20 137500 range
  3. 5 points
    Mike E

    Tourist Visa-Delimma

    I can’t even follow what is going on. Sounds like immigration fraud / material misrepresentation to me. Thus … Until the birth certificates are corrected my advice for all concerned parties is to stay away from the situation or be prepared to be arrested and convicted for felony perjury. Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time. There is no dilemma here.
  4. 3 points
    Elson George

    SEPTEMBER 2021 K1 FILERS I-129F

    Thursday's Update 12/01/22 : It was a good day ! 132000: 6 Approvals, 1 RFER (6 new / 1 in progress) 132500: 1 RFES (1 new / 0 in progress) 133500: 1 Approval (1 new / 0 in progress) 134000: 2 Approvals, 1 RFES (3 new / 0 in progress) 134500: 3 Approvals, 3 RFESs (6 new / 0 in progress) 135000: 1 Approval, 1 RFES, 1 RFER (2 new / 1 in progress) 135500: 8 Approvals, 6 RFESs (14 new / 0 in progress) 136000: 17 Approvals, 3 RFESs (20 new / 0 in progress) 136500: 2 Approvals, 2 RFESs (4 new / 0 in progress) 137000: 2 Approvals, 6 RFESs, 1 Withdrawal (9 new / 0 in progress) 137500: 20 Approvals, 4 RFESs (24 new / 0 in progress) 138000: 7 Approvals (7 new / 0 in progress) 138500: 7 Approvals (7 new / 0 in progress) 139000: 17 Approvals, 2 RFESs, 1 Denial (19 new / 1 in progress) 139500: 3 Approvals, 3 RFESs (5 new / 1 in progress) 140000: 5 Approvals, 4 RFESs, 1 Denial (10 new / 0 in progress) 140500: 2 Approvals (2 new / 0 in progress) 141500: 1 Approval (1 new / 0 in progress) 12/01/22: 145 Total Updates: 104 Approvals, 36 RFESs, 2 RFERs, 2 Denials, 1 Withdrawal
  5. 3 points
    JeanneAdil

    Tourist Visa-Delimma

    u seem to think that ignoring Canadian laws is ok in the US it is not I can not help u as there are things u can do to help the situation and u r not willing to do them God i wish more people would watch the National geographic stories and those on youtube about immiggration fraud and how all is reported on computer to interpol if your sister-in-law comes and thinks to AOS here just WoW at this can of worms Either report the SOB or get yourself out of this situation all together i am out too
  6. 3 points
    Mike E

    Tourist Visa-Delimma

    Your timeline is here on visa journey that narrows you down. Your sister in law has a pending B-2 application as a married woman with no children. You keep saying “we applied for her visa”. You are facilitating this fraud. She has daughters. She didn’t mention them in her application. This is material misrepresentation Get yourself a criminal defense attorney. I’m out.
  7. 3 points
    Boiler

    Tourist Visa-Delimma

    Then do not interfere in this, let the cards fall where they will.
  8. 3 points
    EmilyW

    Tourist Visa-Delimma

    Also, your brother's polygamy excludes him from immigrating to Canada. False birth certificates are the least of his problems.
  9. 3 points
    Neither path is fast. Whether you go with K-1 or get married and go with CR-1, you are looking at 1-2 years if all goes well, maybe longer if there are delays. She can visit you in the US or you can visit her in Canada during the process, for short stays, and she can enter the US to visit you and get married, but she will need to return to Canada to wait out the process.
  10. 3 points
    Lil bear

    I-864 co-sponsor household size

    The joint sponsor must meet the requirements on his own. He counts his household (2) plus the immigrant (1) to ascertain the income required
  11. 3 points
    MandKF

    August 2022 NVC submission

    Got our dq yesterday! Originally submitted august 25, rfe October 20 for co sponsors 1099 and proof of domicile for myself. Then dq dec 1 so a little over 3 months from submitting to dq. Seems to be about a two month wait for interview at Swedish embassy so if all goes well be in the states by beginning of summer
  12. 3 points
    animax

    August 2021 K1 Filers - I129F

    We finally got our NOA2! ~464 days after NOA1. We are in the 127500 range. NOA1 - August 24, 2021 NOA2 - December 1, 2022 It feels so good and so strange because, even though I knew it was coming, it also felt like it was NEVER coming. Everyone else, please just be a little bit more patient and I know you will feel this huge relief soon too!
  13. 3 points
    biscoito1r

    August 2021 K1 Filers - I129F

    We were approved today. As a recap, we received a "Request for Initial Information" on November 7th. They had lost my passport picture. I had read here that it is a good idea to send more evidence when you get those notices, so I sent them evidence of our ongoing relationship because it has been 15 months since we first file it. They officially received the documents on the 23rd and we got approved on December 1st. Someone here jinxed it by saying that I should only send them what they asked but they took less than the usual 2 weeks time to approve our case. For those still waiting, don't lose hope, you're almost there. We're all going to be part of the "DECEMBER 2022 K1 NOA2 to NVC to EMBASSY" topic soon NOA1 - August 20th 2021 NOA2 - December 1st 2022 Total 468 days
  14. 2 points
    mam521

    Tourist Visa-Delimma

    You've provided conflicting information. You're essentially colluding to commit fraud by asking what status to put on a visa application for your niece, knowing full well that the situation is fraudulent. Yes, this can have an impact on you as you are an accessory to a potential crime.
  15. 2 points
    JeanneAdil

    Tourist Visa-Delimma

    that is useless and it can hurt by showing strong ties to the US u need to catch up on immigration rules and laws
  16. 2 points
    Boiler

    Tourist Visa-Delimma

    This is a Tourist Visa situation, you are not applying for anybody. An adult applies for themselves, a minor is applied for by their Parents.
  17. 2 points
    Here is the untouched cases for each range. But some numbers may not be accurate %100. Just take a mind! 118500: 5 Untouched 119000: 13 Untouched, 119500: 3 Untouched 120000: 4 Untouched 120500: 5 Untouched, 121000: 15 Untouched, 121500: 14 Untouched, 122000: 12 Untouched, 122500: 7 Untouched 123000: 11 Untouched 123500: 2 Untouched 124000: 12 Untouched 124500: 21 Untouched 125000: 10 Untouched 125500: 17 Untouched 126000: 15 Untouched 126500: 49 Untouched 127000: 22 Untouched 127500: 35 Untouched 128000: 57 Untouched 128500: 21 Untouched 129000: 13 Untouched 129500: 37 Untouched 130000: 44 Untouched 130500: 55 Untouched 131000: 24 Untouched 131500: 42 Untouched
  18. 2 points
    JeanneAdil

    Tourist Visa-Delimma

    u want him arrested?? u know his name so tell Canada border control about the illegal documents and they will deny him entry u don't even have to prove it they will do the work
  19. 2 points
    Boiler

    Tourist Visa-Delimma

    I am not sure I would describe being married to somebody who is heading off to Canada with his second wife strong ties.
  20. 2 points
    Boiler

    Tourist Visa-Delimma

    It seems the plan is to lie on the DS160 which is is a clear case of perjury and will result in a life time ban and more importantly a breach of the VJ ToS. Sort out the paperwork first and then apply.
  21. 2 points
    OldUser

    Tourist Visa-Delimma

    Most of visit visas are denied. Denials for visitors from Pakistan is even higher than average. Add to that complicated family history and unusual family ties, it's almost guaranteed that no visa will be granted. Disclamer: this is my opinion only.
  22. 2 points
    marriedtomrg

    Need a help with I130 filing

    The online form allows you to save and return to your form when you are ready to update the information. If a field is not marked with a red asterisk * then the field is not required. You can skip that field if it is not applicable. Blanks are acceptable. When I completed the I-130 online for my mom, she didn't have an A number. Hope this helps.
  23. 2 points
    The VJ experience suggests that the deciding factor was filing the I 407. One minor comment, an overstay meant she was not eligible to use the VWP so ESTA is irrelevant.
  24. 2 points
    AMZJ

    Need advice/resource for students

    I teach ESL at various school settings. Some of my students are asking me how I applied for my green card, but it's different for them as they have different circumstances. The particular situation that I am dealing with right now is a student asked me how he adjusts his legal status. I know there is paperwork but I feel like it's probably something a lawyer needs to help with. I do not know his legal status if he is undocumented, or refugee but he will turn 18 soon and has a younger sibling who I am also teaching. I have realized that I can't help them with the paperwork as it's too complex for me to deal with. Can someone please point me in the direction of a resource I can direct these type of students too? Most of them can only speak limited English as they are learning English at school with me. This is not the first student I have taught who has fled from violence. Some of them are registered and some of them are undocumented, some of them I don't know. They are good kids and really deserve a better life than this. Thank you.
  25. 2 points
    Mike E

    Filling N400 Late

    I would show one statement from each joint account for each quarter during the 3 year period of marital union and one statement for each of the past three months to show evidence of 3 month residency in your state Also I don’t know about your bank but my bank has online PDF statements. Nothing to print / scan. The PDFs just get downloaded to your desktop computer and uploaded to USCIS.
  26. 2 points
    https://hotair.com/jazz-shaw/2022/12/01/swiss-look-to-ban-use-of-electric-cars-over-the-winter-to-save-energy-n514785 … But in typical socialist fashion, they weren’t content with simply encouraging people to switch to EVs. Many European countries almost immediately started making plans to ban gas-powered cars and trucks and make EVs mandatory. Lots of Europeans wanted to get out ahead of the curve and began snapping the newer models up. But then came the start of the war in Ukraine, cutting energy supplies just as Europe was trying to wean itself off of fossil fuels. Now, in a rather embarrassing reversal, Switzerland is considering legislation that would ban people from driving electric vehicles except in urgent conditions over the winter because there simply might not be enough juice on the grid to recharge them. ….
  27. 2 points
    1. Two different people looking at the same data. Visa and Immigration officers mostly understand W-2 income. 2. The first RFE (wanting a joint sponsor) is because of the second (NVC claims you don’t have the income). How I would proceed depends on … * Are the rental properties in the USA? * is the 189K taxable income or was rental income reduced by deductions? * Do you have USA-based liquid assets that can be used in lieu of income? I would expect so given the income level and based on your post history this is just your income and not your spouse’s, * Do your past 3 years of tax transcripts show 189K income? * Unless your close friend’s income can qualify based on W-2 income that’s just as likely to run into similar problems.
  28. 2 points
    https://www.immigrationadvocates.org/legaldirectory/search?state=KY Also, a lot of material here is useful no matter where your students are - https://miracoalition.org/resources/know-your-rights/
  29. 2 points
  30. 2 points
    Optimist19

    JUNE 2021 I-129F K-1 FILERS

    May and June updates for today: 84000: 1 Approval (0 new / 1 in progress) 85000: 2 Approvals (0 new / 2 in progress) 12/1/22: 3 Total Updates: 3 Approvals 93500: 1 RFER (0 new / 1 in progress) 97500: 2 Approvals (0 new / 2 in progress) 98500: 1 Approval (0 new / 1 in progress) 101500: 1 Approval (1 new / 0 in progress) 102500: 1 Denial (0 new / 1 in progress) 103000: 1 Approval (0 new / 1 in progress) 104000: 1 Approval (0 new / 1 in progress) 104500: 2 Approvals (0 new / 2 in progress) 105000: 1 Approval (0 new / 1 in progress) 106500: 1 Approval (0 new / 1 in progress) 12/1/22: 12 Total Updates: 10 Approvals, 1 RFER, 1 Denial May (3) + June (12) = 15
  31. 2 points
    Yes, absolutely Once hired, for I-9 purposes you’d have to show your GC as the other option is DL/state ID along with an unrestricted SSN. Updating your ssn card is important in case in the future you’ll have an expired GC. It’ll just make life easier by showing ID and unrestricted ssn
  32. 1 point
    CJPinEcuador

    APRIL 2021 I-129F K-1 FILERS

    Final update and post in this forum. Approved this morning! Guayaquil, Ecuador Timeline: NOA1: April 20, 2021 NOA2: June 27, 2022 NVC received: Sept 14, 2022 NVC case # created: October 5, 2022 Received case number: October 20, 2022 In Transit: October 25, 2022 Case Ready and Welcome letter from Embassy: November 6, 2022 Email from embassy with approval to schedule interview: November 7, 2022 Medical: November 24, 2022 Interview day 1: December 1, 2022 (turn in evidence and biometrics) Interview day 2: December 2, 2022 (actual interview) CEAC status changed to Approved: December 2, 2022 Just waiting on the visa to be set to my fiance. It was a long 591 days, but we are just so glad to be done!!!
  33. 1 point
    Does CA have the money for this? I also wonder how this will be proven as couldn’t a recent immigrant from Africa show they have distant relatives that were brought to the US a slaves way back in time. California Reparations Could See Newsom Give Black Americans $223k Each The Times reported that, just based on housing discrimination between 1933 and 1977, $569 billion in reparations would need to be paid to African Americans in California–amounting to $223,000 per person. The total amount of reparations suggested, the largest in history, will likely be much higher than that. https://www.newsweek.com/california-reparations-could-see-newsom-give-black-americans-223k-1764114
  34. 1 point
    Yes I file jointly with my wife. Our adjusted gross income is $224k of which "my" rental income is $189k and my wife's (W2 and 1099) income is $35k. We have one child. The $189k rental income portion of the $224k gross income is much lower than actual rental profit because this is after depreciation. I didn't include my wife's $35k because I thought $189k was sufficient and it seemed simpler to have just one person's income and affidavit. Yes. Real estate assets minus loans are worth more than $5M and I have $150k in stocks/bonds/cash. I didn't include assets to supplement income in part 7 since it said it was optional and I assumed $189k was sufficient. I only submitted the required 2021 transcript. It's not exactly $189k but yes, rental income has been steady the past 3 years I guess I could just ask my wife to do the additional affidavit of support since she had $35k of W2/1099 income in 2021? That extra $35k is in our joint tax transcript anyway
  35. 1 point
    Since most of the discussion on this site relating to Section 319(b) of the INA relates to military spouses, I wanted to share our experience of a successful naturalization under another of the 319(b) categories – for those whose spouse has a qualifying employment abroad with an American firm or corporation. It was difficult for us to find a case similar to ours in researching how to prepare our application, so I thought this post might provide a helpful data point. I (the original petitioner) am an American citizen. I am employed at a foreign office of a US-headquartered commercial law firm. This foreign office practices both US and foreign law, but I am an American lawyer practicing US securities law out of this foreign office. Among other things, I assist foreign companies in issuing bonds. I help make sure that these bonds comply with US securities laws, especially as a portion of them are sold to US investors. I do not practice immigration law. This post is an account of our immigration experience, not legal advice. My wife (the original beneficiary) was a US permanent resident, but had only resided in the US for about six months before we moved abroad. This put her in the position of needing to return frequently to the United States to maintain her permanent residency, which was a pain and not really sustainable for long, as we do not yet know when we will return to the United States. American firm or corporation Applicants’ spouses need to be employed by an “American firm or corporation,” or a subsidiary thereof. This usually means that the American spouse’s employing entity, or its parent, needs to be more than half owned by Americans and was incorporated or registered in the United States. Not all global American-based law firms are likely to meet this criterion. For instance, many operate on a verein model in which the foreign offices are not in common ownership with the US offices; functionally, they are separate law firms that share common branding. My employer, however, is one of a few that follows a more traditional model on which most of the foreign offices are just branches of the US law firm. So, although my employment contract is governed by foreign law, the employing entity is a US LLP. In order to establish American ownership USCIS requested a number of documents, including the firm’s partnership agreement and its annual report. Our own immigration lawyers initially suggested that we ask the firm for copies of the passports of all the firm’s owners (the equity partners) in order to prove that more than half of them were Americans. None of this was remotely acceptable to my firm. In the end, all we had for our application was a letter from the general counsel of the law firm affirming that, having access to the records of the firm, it was more than half owned by Americans. Evidently, this was acceptable to USCIS. Development of foreign trade and commerce of the United States Apparently, the criterion that the employing firm be engaged in the development of the United States is rather loose. Our immigration lawyers drafted a letter for the head of HR of my firm to sign that confirmed that I did the sort of US-related work I mentioned above. (My understanding is that the applicant needs to show that the firm is engaged in the development of foreign trade and commerce with the United States, not that the employee’s particular job is so connected – but in my case, the strongest connection to US trade and commerce is through my job.) The applicant also needs to show that the citizen spouse is “regularly stationed abroad,” meaning that they are scheduled to be employed abroad for at least one year from the time of filing the N-400. This requirement seems more geared towards military and diplomatic posts. In my case, and like most jobs at law firms, my contract is of indefinite length. Accordingly, the letter from HR merely confirmed that I was, at the time of writing, employed by the firm. Evidently this, too, was acceptable to USCIS. The rest of my wife’s application included evidence that is common to other 319(b) applications: evidence we live together abroad, evidence that she would leave the US after naturalization, intent to return to the US, etc. I’m happy to field questions in the thread below.
  36. 1 point
    anna4614890

    November 2022 submission

    Keep looking at October submissions, seems like Nvc speeds up, 42-45 days now. We responded to RFE on 10th November, hope to receive a xmass gift !
  37. 1 point
    Mike E

    LOL! CNN Fired Chris Cillizza!

    Who?
  38. 1 point
    TBoneTX

    LOL! CNN Fired Chris Cillizza!

    LOL! CNN Fired Chris Cillizza! https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2022/12/01/lol-cnn-fired-chris-cillizza-n1650193
  39. 1 point
    I was shocked you let this one hang there for at least an hour.
  40. 1 point
    Cheddy

    JULY 2021 I-129 K-1 FFILERS

    Thursday Updates: 107000: 1 Approval (0 new / 1 in progress) 107500: 2 Approvals, 1 RFER, 1 Denial (0 new / 4 in progress) 108000: 2 Approvals (0 new / 2 in progress) 108500: 1 Approval, 2 RFERs (2 new / 1 in progress) 109500: 1 Denial (0 new / 1 in progress) 110500: 1 Approval (0 new / 1 in progress) 111000: 1 RFES (1 new / 0 in progress) 111500: 1 RFER (0 new / 1 in progress) 112500: 2 Approvals, 1 RFER, 1 Withdrawal (1 new / 3 in progress) 113500: 4 Approvals (0 new / 4 in progress) 114000: 1 Approval, 1 RFES, 1 Denial (1 new / 2 in progress) 115500: 1 Denial (0 new / 1 in progress) 116000: 2 Approvals, 1 RFER (0 new / 3 in progress) 117000: 2 Approvals (0 new / 2 in progress) 117500: 1 Approval, 1 RFER (0 new / 2 in progress) 118000: 1 RFER (0 new / 1 in progress) 118500: 1 Approval (1 new / 0 in progress) 12/01/22: 35 Total Updates: 20 Approvals, 2 RFESs, 8 RFERs, 4 Denials, 1 Withdrawal
  41. 1 point
    Thanks for the intel. AP cases (simply missing or incomplete documents, medical hasn't arrived or RFEs) are one thing but DS-5535 is a whole other ballgame. Did they specifically comment on the DS-5535 case wait to improve? It seems there is now a mix on this thread of just 221g APs and DS-5535 cases, which can make it confusing as to what people's circumstances are. Waiting 30 days in DS-5535 is nothing and you can expect months to go (dare I say could be a year or longer). We tried the congressman and senator route while a few months into DS-5535 and it went absolutely no where. They got the same canned response we did and they don't hold any jurisdiction over federal department of state to get them to move any faster on "security issue vetting" which DS-5535 is. (all of us criminal Canadians). Whichever camp you are in (AP or DS-5535) I wish you best of luck! My DS-5535 cleared last month after 11 months and 3 ish months after filing a WOM.
  42. 1 point
    During the CR-1 process she can come to the US for VISITS. She cannot live in the US until after the visa is issued. Coming to the US as a visitor for marriage is legal. My advice: Marry somewhere, then start the CR-1 process. Make visits to each other during the approval process.
  43. 1 point
    OldUser

    Filling N400 Late

    There is no requirement to ever naturalize. If you really wanted to, you could never apply for N-400 and live entire life in the US as a green card holder. So 1. You are not late 2. It's always best to provide as much good quality evidence upfront to avoid RFE 3. You can take your time, no need to rush to apply. Prepare everything, scan evidence etc. Review forms carefully and then submit. Good luck!
  44. 1 point
    Rocio0010

    Need advice/resource for students

    That's exactly where I was getting to, if OP could share the city and where students are from we could all chime in with organization referrals.
  45. 1 point
    Update: I got a text message today staying that my case was received and the NOA is on their way on the mail. So I'm guessing they accepted the money orders! 🥳
  46. 1 point
    You already have an SSN. So fill out an SS-5 form, go to the SSA office, and apply for a new SS card that is not restricted
  47. 1 point
    Kanja

    Need advice/resource for students

    What city are you in? If you are in NYC area and depending on the circumstances I have a few organizations I could refer to.
  48. 1 point
    *** Moved from US Citizenship General Discussion to Bringing Family of USC forum *** Your wife does not have an approved green card nor did she apply for one. She applied for a spouse visa. Green cards may only be applied for and granted inside the US. Only after your wife enters the US with her spouse visa, will she become a green card holder (ie, LPR). The distinction is important because the criteria for non-US citizen infants to be able to travel for immigration without a visa are -- https://fam.state.gov/fam/09FAM/09FAM020102.html#M201_2_3 child born of an LPR mother during a temporary visit abroad child born after the issuance of a visa to an accompanying parent Your baby is neither of the above because your wife is not an LPR, and your baby was born before your wife's visa has been issued. There will be no exception for CRBA if you do not have the required years of US physical presence. Your baby also does not qualify for a visitor visa due to your family having immigrant intent. Your baby needs an immigrant visa to be able to move to the US. File the I-130 for your baby ASAP.
  49. 1 point
    Mackay

    September 2022 - AOS Filers

    I'm a little amazed myself! Ill post when the Green Card is in hand. All of the advice I got here was very helpful!
  50. 1 point
    atxguy

    N-400 January 2022 Filers

    congratulations!! Noticed you are from Russia, hope your folks and other relatives if they're still there are doing better.
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