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  1. 17 points
    It is clear that you want to provoke people here, especially with that last sentence, so I will keep it short. To live in society we need a balance between personal freedom and common good. We need a minimum of trust in institutions and experts and we need to have empathy and compassion. Otherwise society will just crumble. The only thing I can tell you, without sarcasm, is that you try to understand the people that disagree with you and see where they are coming from. Lastly, you say you got a religion exemption but you say the reason for not taking the vaccine is "My wife's health is more important than any amount of money". So basically you are admitting that you just used religious exemption for what you consider to be a health concern. This is very disrespectful for people that actually value their religious freedom and practices. Good luck in life!
  2. 15 points
    Caboose29

    February 2021 K1 Filers

    Finally got approval an hour ago!!!!!
  3. 15 points
    Last month they approved her vaccination waiver due to religious belief and her greencard got approved! The I-601 took about a year to get approved. We submitted the i-485 and i-601 together to the same location. No RFE either!! All thanks to this VJ member soscolin who posted on here over 10 years ago. he recommended Alan Philips the vaccine lawyer. https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/269164-form-i-601-for-religious-objection-to-vaccines/ scroll down to see his post. I paid Alan $500 and he helped my wife to write a good letter and he also recommend that we get 3 support letters from people you know (family members or friends). Alan is a kind man and he spent so much time on us doign back and forth emails, inorder to strengthen my wife's letter. I paid $900 for the I-601 too. So $1,400 total, WORTH EVERY SINGLE PENNY. Hell, i would have spent tens of thousands if I had to, so my wife wouldnt have to take the vaccine. Her health is more important than money. So all of those trolls or deniers who said "it would never get approved", you were all wrong.. People who believe in something will NEVER give up. Vaccine waivers do get approved, but people dont post on here, because we will get harassed...
  4. 14 points
    Finally we got approval!!! Omg im crying we are so happy
  5. 13 points
    Sparkle✨

    VAWA, Part 24

    May whoever comments on this thread and has a pending application, get an approval before the thread closes. Amen! Can I get more Amens pls 😃
  6. 12 points
    Nothing like being confrontational for no reason whatsoever. Using a post from 11 years ago that does not speak to you or your circumstances, is absolutely ridiculous. Not to mention the fact that nowhere in the post from ELEVEN YEARS AGO does it say that exemptions for vaccines are "never" approved. Dude, you just joined the VJ forum and you're attacking people for no reason, get a grip. P.S. Aborted fetus' in vaccines? 🤣
  7. 12 points
    Life is full of choices....and consequences for those choices. Good luck.
  8. 10 points
    Keithn85

    JANUARY 2021 I-129F K-1 FILERS (merged)

    Oct 15th must have been an approval day! I checked my status an hour ago while we were cooking breakfast and it said the case was approved!. 15 January 2021 - NOA-1 27 August 2021 - RFE Notice 23 September 2021 - RFE reply received 15 October 2021 - case approved!!! Exactly 10 months from start to finish with petition approval! Have faith for everyone!
  9. 10 points
    SusieQQQ

    My husband has decided not to come

    Hm, it’s a little tricky if you applied for your husband as principal and the kids as derivatives on the same petition, because then if he doesn’t come they need a new petition. Probably easiest way to address this is file separate petitions for them ASAP, and once you are a USC, assuming they are under 21 these will upgrade IR2 petitions (they would have lost derivative status anyway if you naturalized before they got visas as they type of petition changes if you’re a citizen). If you already petitioned them each separately (this is advised for people who will naturalize during the process) then it’s easier and you just let your husband’s petition lapse, but may need his permission for them to get visas. You should get documentation of at least joint custody anyway, as if the children are under 18 and come in on immigrant visas to live with you (need physical and legal custody) they will automatically become citizens too.
  10. 10 points
    Not sure if you came here to promote a lawyer, bash on VJ members, or spread rumors about Christianity and vaccines. But anyhow, you do you. Congrats
  11. 9 points
    Good luck, OP. You sound like a super happy person.
  12. 8 points
    TBoneTX

    VAWA, Part 24

    This is the continuation thread for https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/765476-vawa-part-23/ which was closed because of its large size. --- Part 23 featured many happy messages in which approvals and positive progress were announced. May those continue, one after another. Absolutely remember ongoing issues and unfinished conversations from Part 23, and carry on with them here!
  13. 8 points
    Louiszzz

    VAWA, Part 23

    Hello guys, just received this update, anyone have an idea what can it be? A month ago I sent my answer for request for more evidence. thank you
  14. 8 points
    SusieQQQ

    My husband has decided not to come

    Maybe you can convince him to at least continue with the process to get his visa with the kids and bring them over, and then he can go back and let his green card lapse. This will be easier (for everyone except him, maybe, but if he has to attend an interview and get on a plane it’s not such a huge inconvenience surely ), and cheaper and much shorter than having to file new petitions for the kids.( It also basically gives him an option for up to a year if he changes his mind and decides to move after all.) Good luck, hope you work it out.
  15. 8 points
    aaron2020

    My husband has decided not to come

    Ok. The children can only immigrate IF 1) your husband immigrates AND 2) you do not naturalize. If your husband refuses to immigrate, then the children can not come. If you naturalize, then the children can not come. Your husband should get his immigrant visa so the kids can get their immigrant visas. All three of them come to the US to get their green card status. Then your husband can leave on the next plane back home and forget that he has a green card. Tell him to get his immigrant visa so his kids can get theirs. He doesn't have to keep his green card. He can forget that he has it. He should realize that it will be impossible for him to visit the US if he gives up his green card.
  16. 8 points
    Both statements are incorrect. Pope's statement on the vaccine: https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2021-08/pope-francis-appeal-covid-19-vaccines-act-of-love.html Vaccines are developed from weakened or inactivated forms of the virus, to get your body to generate antibodies. Or from mRNA, which is a new method for this virus. Ironically, one of the hospital treatments for those who ger sick because they didn't take the vaccine, a Regeneron antibody treatment, is from stem cells from an fetus cell line. By not getting vaccinated, a last ditch hope for those who get severe cases of covid is getting drugs made from a fetus.
  17. 8 points
    In Christianity, vaccines are considered "unclean". Since they use aborted fetus and other unclean ingredients. So yes, it's does affect one's health... We never lied about anything.
  18. 7 points
    ra0010

    fiance visa appeal

    Unfortunately the appeal will take more time and lead to denial because USCIS didn’t make a mistake. So here’s what you should do: 1) fire attorney 2) file a complaint against him 3) write a review online 4) educate yourself about CR1 5) get married 6) file for cr1
  19. 7 points
    Crazy Cat

    K1 married after 90 days

    Did you file an I-130? That is required if marrying after 90 days. If you did not file an I-130, then there is no basis for the adjustment of status after 90 days. The worst case scenario is to file again with an I-130......if they deny the adjustment.
  20. 7 points
    Crazy Cat

    Taxes Not Paid, Can sponsor wife?

    But the primary sponsor must be current on taxes also.....at least the last 3 years.
  21. 7 points
    Congrats to everyone who got ILs this month. So happy to see Montreal picking up speed. I just crossed into the US today and activated the IR-1 at Pearson. Was a pretty quick process, took about 45 minutes, mostly waiting in secondary inspection. Despite the very long wait for the interview, I am happy to report the interview through to activating the visa was a simple and fast process. Thanks VJ’ers for being the bright spot in this difficult process! Good luck to all still waiting for ILs.
  22. 7 points
    Commish10

    Making Progress...I hope

    Changed to issued
  23. 6 points
    TBoneTX

    VAWA, Part 24

    It is Wednesday, and therefore time for our Semiweekly Semiofficial VAWA-Thread Joke, practically guaranteed (that is, if correlation = causation) to evoke approvals and positive progress: ================================== DOUBLE THE TROUBLE A woman's husband cheated on her. They divorced, and the woman went on with her life, hating her ex-husband. One day, she found a beautiful lamp tossed in the street. She picked it up and rubbed it. A genie popped out of the lamp and said, "I feel that you are married. I will grant you one wish, but know this: anything that you ask, your husband will get as well, only double!" The woman thought and thought. If she wished to be rich, her ex-husband would become twice as rich. If she wished to be beautiful, her ex-husband would become twice as handsome. She finally came to a decision. "I want you to scare me half to death!"
  24. 6 points
    Pregnancy is not a reason for a tourist extension. Pregnancy is not a tourism activity. Is the USC father willing to marry you? If the USC father is willing to marry you, you can stay and adjust status for a green card based on marriage to a US citizen.
  25. 6 points
    Gail and Derrick

    February 2021 K1 Filers

    I made the spreadsheet's "Cases By Date" tab a little more user-friendly and added in percentages processed (Approved, RFEd, Withdrawn, Denied). We're still only about 1/3 processed but the "by day" numbers look better than I thought this morning. There's still a long way to go though. I'm aware I am very lucky to have received my approval (and case number from NVC today). I'm really hoping my next update has more approvals.
  26. 6 points
    JeanneAdil

    fiance visa appeal

    Your lawyer should have responded to the RFE and corrected the error He did not do so in time you had a date to respond by February 14th and you did not respond till August your only recourse is to reapply with new petition and send a letter explaning the error on 1st application you can't appeal your mistake(s) 1. not checking paperwork before sending it in 2. not responding to RFE in timely manner / deadline is a deadline
  27. 6 points
    TBoneTX

    VAWA, Part 24

    Welcome to the forum. A lot of folks here have been through the same. You're not alone. Some strengths that you have are: 1. Faith/prayer 2. Group support here 3. Semiweekly jokes here
  28. 6 points
    carmel34

    INA212{A}{3}{B}

    https://fam.state.gov/fam/09FAM/09FAM030206.html INA 212 (A)(3)(b) is ineligibility for terrorism, see link above for more information. Even a very good, experienced US immigration attorney may not be able to overcome this. Did you ever support a questionable group in Nigeria by providing money or transportation to them? The long, extended AP and background checks may have uncovered some suspicious activity based on your auto importing and selling business. If you and your wife are determined to keep trying for a spousal visa, you will have to go through the I-130 process again which would be faster than an appeal, but check with one or more attorneys first to find out if it is even possible or a path worth pursuing (Hacking). It's probably time to have a long discussion with your wife to ask if she is willing to live with you in Nigeria or a third country, if you want to be together. Good luck!
  29. 6 points
    Zoeeeeeee

    Inquiries on B Visa

    Hey OP 👋, I was in a similar situation to you a few years back - I had an ESTA and used to come visit my friends for 2 weeks at a time, but I decided after a while that I wanted to come out for an extended period of time (6 months). I applied for a B1/B2 visa, because that was the purpose of my visit. Applying for a student visa, if you're not intending on being a student, is (to be frank) stupid. You won't get accepted. Or you'll spend a fortune and a lot of effort to fake it (and still possibly get denied). When I had my interview, I was able to justify why I wanted to visit the US for 6 months (roadtrips, exploring lots of states, etc) - I also was able to provide my bank statements that proved I could afford to support myself without working for those 6 months - and I was also able to provide proof of my ties to my home (I had a letter from my HR department at work, explaining that I was granted a sabbatical and that my senior role would be held for me to return to on xxxx date). I had no problems in being granted my visa. So if you too can justify your stay and have the neccessary documents to reassure the interviewer that you're not an illegal-immigration risk (ie, strong ties to home), then it's definitely worth you applying for a B1/B2 visa, once you're back in your home country. If you don't have that, then I'd recommend that you just stick with your ESTA.
  30. 6 points
    I thought the IRS had really slowed the processing for obtaining the verification access codes to open new online accounts. However, we submitted a request for a verification code a couple weeks ago in order to download my wife's transcripts. The verification code arrived in our mailbox about a week later. All transcripts were downloaded and saved in about 5 minutes. And I found it a little surprising that the IRS mailed it to our new address. I guess the new address populated their database from either my USPS address change or my retired military address change.
  31. 6 points
    HRQX

    Taxes Not Paid, Can sponsor wife?

    That is incorrect. The taxes still need to be filed even if "less then the exclusion amount" Only if less than the very low general filing thresholds then not required to file the tax return. For 2020 it was: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i1040gi.pdf Page 10 FILING STATUS GROSS INCOMEAST Single $12,400 Married filing jointly $24,800 Married filing separately $5 Head of household $18,650 Qualifying widow(er) with dependent child $24,800
  32. 6 points
    Great news! CEAC has updated my IV from refused to Issued on Oct.14th and on the 15th, I received the email to track my passport. Purolator says estimated delivery is this Monday.
  33. 6 points
    Interview letter received. DQ was Jan 20/ 21.. interview Nov 8th at 915
  34. 6 points
    TBoneTX

    VAWA, Part 23

    The semiweekly joke worked fast and well -- man, oh man, oh man!
  35. 6 points
  36. 6 points
    Lulu oz

    VAWA, Part 23

    Hi everyone, I’m so happy today, I want to share my good news, on my way back from work today I religiously checked my case tracker, saw this “new card is being approved” for my I -360 filed i360: October 15, 2019 RFE from home country: August 5, 2021 sent RFE to USCIS: August 31, 2021 USCIS received RFE on September 1, 2021 New card produced: October 13, 2021 i hoping to see case approved soon This has not being an easy journey, to everyone still waiting, yours in already on it’s way
  37. 6 points
    Fishy89

    VAWA, Part 23

    Goo morning everybody ! There is an update in my I-360 today . What does this mean ? New card is being produced !! This is not i-765
  38. 5 points
    Hi, My Immigration Journey ended, had The interview same day, it was super easy, fast, and got approved same day. I had the Oath Ceremony on the same day and the Citizenship Certificate was delivered on the same day.My N400 journey from day submitted the application online to the day of Oath, took 3 Months and 16 days. Good Luck to Every one.
  39. 5 points
    1. What arrived at the embassy is not an approved K-1, it is an approved i-129f, as the K-1 is not approved until the interview. 2. If I'm understanding your post correctly, your case has only been at the embassy for 4 business days. This is NOT very long at all. It often takes 2 weeks or so to hear from any embassy after they receive the case from the NVC. In my situation with the Paris embassy, it took several weeks to get a welcome letter/interview date. 3. It is way too premature to contact a congressman. Even if you did get one to write a letter, they'd get the same response as you would -- be patient. The only advice anyone could give right now, including the embassy, is be patient. They haven't forgotten about you, visas take time. There is no reason to be concerned yet.
  40. 5 points
    Pizookie

    September 2021 - AOS Filers

    Just finished my biometrics appointment at the Philadelphia ASC! It was quite busy today and a lot of people with US passports were there too — probably for UK visas and Army background checks. Cellphones need to be switched off and kept in your pocket at all times. There were only two people at the booths to take your fingerprints, even though there were ~10 booths in total. I went in 15 minutes before my scheduled time and waited about 40 minutes. Don't forget to bring your government-issued ID, I brought my driver's license and just in case, my passport. If you've changed your name, bring your marriage certificate. The USCIS contractor/officer takes your photo and then holds your hand/fingers and moves them around on the fingerprint scanner. The screen shows your fingerprints and changes color (green/orange/red?) — mine were all green so the scans were "good quality." The officer is wearing gloves but make sure to sanitize before/after just in case. When I went back to the car, I logged into my USCIS account and saw that both my I-485 and I-765 cases statuses changed "case is being actively reviewed." Now the wait begins for RFEs, I-693 deficiency notice, and finally the interview notice 🤞
  41. 5 points
    People have been denied K-1s after “unofficial” ceremonies. There are countless stories of it here on VJ. It definitely is a risk. There is no longer a measurable difference in time between the K-1 and CR-1.
  42. 5 points
    Seconding. This is exactly what to do. There is such a procedure because CBP makes mistakes. They are human. In this case, it is the visa holder's mistake, but can still be corrected. To be clear, she did NOT enter using her CR1 visa. It was in her passport, but she entered using the wrong line. Had she updated her status properly, she would have been sent through the regular entry point.
  43. 5 points
    Yes, she definitely needs a CBP entry stamp in her passport. Contact a CBP deferred inspection site and ask if she can get her stamp there -- https://www.cbp.gov/contact/ports/deferred-inspection-sites
  44. 5 points
    Adding to the suggestion of stocking up at least a year's supply of your medications, check if any of them is considered a controlled/banned substance in the US and bring your doctor's prescription and diagnosis with you, for when you go through customs.
  45. 5 points
    Interview nov 8 omg. My whole house is sleep and I’m trying not to scream!!!
  46. 5 points
    DQ March 15. Interview November 1st!
  47. 5 points
    Filipinas are rather routinely prevented from leaving by Philippine Immigration for a very large and murky list of arbitrary reasons such as previous travel history or lack thereof, financial, social and educational standing, general demeanor, luck with what Immigration Officer they got that day, etc. It's hardly a sure thing at all for a Filipina going to the airport and getting on a plane as a tourist. Philippine Exit Immigration can be quite challenging.
  48. 5 points
    It's probably wise to stock up on a few months' worth of medication before you leave your home country. When researching temporary health insurance policies to bridge the gap between your home country insurance and getting US health insurance, be careful to read the fine print. Some policies specifically exclude immigration to the US, so you might waste money on a travel insurance policy that won't cover you.
  49. 5 points
    OP is clever - he did all three
  50. 5 points
    Parents can not adjust status in the US since they entered illegally. Parents would need a waiver and interview for immigrant visas in their home country. However, they would need a qualified relative to get a waiver. A USC child is not a qualified relative. A qualified relative would be a spouse or parent. There is a rare exception for the parents of a USC child who is/was in the military. Is your friend active in the military or a veteran? If your USC friend is not in the military, then this is a scam. The way the scam works is that the shady attorney will file paperwork. Paperwork that eventually be denied. Meanwhile, he milks the family for more money because this or that.
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