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  1. 23 points
    I MADE IT!!! POE was a breeze!!! Absolutely no problems traveling from Mexico into the US with a K1 visa!! Wow I’m so relieved right now it’s insane. What an adventure! I really hope all of you can make it into the US too!! I would definitely recommend traveling to Mexico! My POE was Charlotte btw, nearly empty. It was super fast
  2. 21 points
    Rama19

    NVC Filers - May 2020

    Finally got DQ today First submission 11/15/19 Second submission 1/11/20 divorce documents needed Third submission 3/13/20 ppc needed even it was submitted 1/11/20 DQ today 5/19/20 Total of 6 months. What a relief for now😷
  3. 18 points
    Hi All, I said I'd update you on my move to the US. So I moved on Sunday, this was pulled forward a couple of weeks as we didn't know if Trump would continue to change the Executive Order. I flew from London Heathrow to Newark and then on to Denver, Colorado. At first I wasn't sure if they were going to let me fly as I had to wait for IPS (Inspection of Passport Services) to check my Visa. Note I flew on an IR1 category visa. That took half an hour, there were three people on Visa's and two of us were authorised. I learned the other person was travelling to work on a ship so his visa qualified. The check in staff are told to refer anyone who isn't already a Green Card Holder or US Citizen so don't panic. Overall, took me two hours to check in but the desk computers had also gone down! At Heathrow, everything was closed! Except Boots and WH Smiths. There was only about 20 of us on the flight. The airlines were not serving alcohol either lol. Trolley's not being used, they just handed meals, drinks etc... out plus no ice was provided. I'm not fussy though! They also removed the pillows but they are gross anyway lol. Landed into Newark, the Centre of Disease Controls held us onboard. We had to complete a form called the COVID-19 report, this has to be done to be let off the plane. They advise that you self isolate for 14 days, along with any household members, also if you have any symptoms to call the doctor. When you disembark, they give you a mask, if you don't have one, they will give you a medical mask when you get off the plane. The CDC take your temperature then, if it's OK, you will head to immigration. At immigration, all the guards are wearing masks, they will ask you to take off your mask so they can ID you. I'm not sure if this next bit was normal but you may get seconded. This means taking into the back basically. I was sat there will 7 other British Citizens. My passport was given to the immigration officers behind the desk and I waited to be called. Make sure you leaving enough time to do this, it took me about 30 minutes then I had to get my luggage and re-check in etc.... I have 3 hours 40 min lay-over and had to wait a couple of hours after this, immigration won't care if you only had an hour layover. They asked me to confirm my husbands name, our wedding date and where we got married. I was processed and released. Now, domestic flights don't seem to have many restrictions. It was a full flight from Newark to Denver. It seems the general consensus to wear your mask when you aren't eating or drinking. I popped to the bathroom to remove mine periodically as I get pretty claustrophobic in mine! I think I saw one person without a mask. Again, only non-alcoholic drinks on board! Landed in Denver, this was pretty normal, no checks for domestic flights. Denver was pretty closed as well except for the necessary shops. My husband wanted to plan a group at the airport but due to the pandemic, it was just him which is fine. I think this will be a story for our kids how mummy moved during a world crisis. Good luck everyone! want to post this so you knew first hand what it was like if you are in a position to move.
  4. 17 points
    Britney868

    December 2019 I-129F (K1) Filers

    @Sarge2155 thank you for in-jinxing me yesterday because I was APPROVED this morning🥳🥳🤩🤩!!!! Noa1 December 9. I signed up for text message alerts on the uscis website and received the text this morning to check for the update. I then went to look at the case tracker app and it said “APPROVED”!! No RFE!! 157 days..
  5. 16 points
    In a divorce waiver, he only has to provide proof of bonafide marriage. Don't provide him the evidence. He can file and provide divorce decree, but it is more than that to be approved. Don't focus on his immigration, focus on freeing yourself.
  6. 15 points
    Maybe your parents mind? Maybe you should just go visit them rather than have them get their hopes up and potentially get rejected for reasons they don’t understand (could be quite distressing at that age when they think they have done something wrong and can’t visit their child as as a result), or if they do get the visa and come and visit you and then ...what, you’ll hide your spouse? Maybe the kinder thing is to tell them you don’t want them to travel because of their age and you go visit them alone, and you keep your secret.
  7. 15 points
    pcs9288

    NVC Filers - May 2020

    DQ!!!!!! First submission in dec RFE in February (Because ir old police record) resubmitted 2/24!!! DQ TODAY! May 7th!!!! Finally 💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓
  8. 14 points
    Liddy92

    December 2019 - AOS Filers

    My dayyy arrived. Card being produced from my work permit. PD December 13
  9. 14 points
    Looking at your post history, you have tried to expedite several times. This would be your third or fourth attempt? Might be time to accept that your case is not that special, and just be patient like everyone else.
  10. 14 points
    Deagle

    Virtual Ceremony is now coming?

    Congratulation on your MBA but the comparison is not really valid. Your diploma already saying that you are graduated, but people who applied for citizenship are still waiting. This is an unusual situation and requires new and different approach for almost everything. We are not sure when this will end or how. That's why we need to adapt with the current.
  11. 14 points
    arken

    It's over...Preparing for the Next Steps!

    Once you two are divorced he can do ROC on his own with the divorce waiver option. They don’t need your signed petition or signed affidavit for validity of marriage. You vouched for him during K1 and during AOS and he got GC based on that. As long as there is some concrete evidence that he planned all this out to get GC, USCIS usually doesn’t care and they are highly not likely to investigate on such stuffs. Post marriage anything can happen and people can separate/divorce and usually doesn’t impact ROC. If you truly believe he used you to get GC, one way to screw him up is don’t divorce and keep separated. His ROC will likely be denied based on no good evidences of marital relationship.
  12. 13 points
    Alright... In this post, you had your congressional office request an expedite for you, and you mentioned that you also tried to expedite last year: Here you were considering "using coronavirus" to expedite: Here you were trying to get an emergency interview appointment for your wife: I'm not assuming, just doing a little bit of research because I remembered some of your previous posts. Just be patient. I know that's hard, especially under these circumstances, but everyone has to wait just like you. There is no magic trick to get your wife here immediately.
  13. 13 points
    SerbUS

    NVC Filers - May 2020

    DQ today! So so happy. Documents uploaded 2.20.20.
  14. 13 points
    Sorry this happened to you. You have a lot going on under various headings. Its very good you are seeking advice because you want to make sure you take the correct steps in the correct order. So from what youve said so far theres immigration/USCIS, divorce (local civil court) and custody (local courts/enforcement agencies. Im going to start with custody. When people are married and have a kid (and both are listed on birth certificate) both parents are considered to have custody of the child. When a divorce is filed and there are children temp custody orders are issued. It will cover both physical and legal custody. Physical custody is where the kid lives and impacts who pays what in child support. Legal is who gets to decide things for the kid. But please note- a custody order restricts where you can live with the child. Generally you can not move w/o permission of the other parent. So once the court filing is started in X court you are under the control of X court until control is passed to another court- Y. So if you are planning on moving you may want to consider moving before filing. However you then have to take into account the court will have residency requirements both for how long you have to live there before being able to file for divorce and how long the kids have to live there for the family court to have jurisdiction. There are also various laws regarding whats called 'parental kidnapping' which is in the most simple terms- when one parents moves the kid away from the other. While Im sure it does happen where one parent will disappear and abduct the children its often used by feuding spouses. So you would want to look into family court laws to see how to relocate legally by yourself with the child. It will also tell you what kind of timeframe you are looking for before divorce could be filed by you. I bring this all up because it directly ties in to the other half of your concern- immigration. While I agree immigration is technically his problem and you shouldnt concern yourself about his outcome-- you should look at how his immigration process will impact you. He has to file for ROC with in the 90 day window of his 2yr card expiration date. If you guys are still legally married (divorce not final) then he can not be approved with out your support. He can get approved on his own but he will need the divorce decree. So really at any point he can determine he needs to be divorced for ROC and file a divorce himself. It may happen before you file. If it does then you will be bound by the court it was filed in - basically if you guys live in the same jurisdiction you would potentially have to fight to change jurisdictions if you ever want to move ; but if it was filed when you lived in 2 different jurisdictions as long as you have established residency in that new jurisdiction- they wont make you leave it. Looking at the dates you posted he needs to ROC in early 2021. And you mention wanting to relocate to FL early next year. It doesnt seem likely you would be able to move and establish residency before he would file for divorce cause his ROC is due. Moving sooner could fix this. Being amicable could fix this. But you cant be amicable and be 'hurting' their ROC. I understand the concept that one would 'not' divorce so ROC would be impossible --but in reality you can not refuse to divorce someone and remain married forever. Well, I guess you can technically refuse to divorce but guess what? the court will divorce you anyway. So it can be a good tactic to delay things and cause the immigrant problems and legal fees but it will eventually end up with you guys divorced and them having an opportunity to get ROC approval on their own. Based on all that - he will have an opportunity to ROC. And you can take a variety of positions. In amicable cases one can help. Or you can be neutral, totally ignore it (do nothing to help and nothing to hurt) Or you can attempt "to hurt" which would cover everything from simply trying to make things difficult like access to paperwork to a more extreme getting a fraud case opened. You need to decide what course of action is best for you. Balance out what is important and whats not so important. Hope it all works out.
  15. 12 points
    Any job is a good job. The more overqualified you are, the more you'll stand out in comparison with others, and the faster you'll advance through the ranks. During this time, opportunities that you hadn't thought of might present themselves. Keep the faith.
  16. 12 points
    Phil&Marina

    December 2019 - AOS Filers

    Happy day! My EAD was just approved. I am in tears.
  17. 12 points
    Shroy123

    VAWA, Part 18

    Finally.. Received a courtesy letter for medicals
  18. 12 points
    geowrian

    Virtual Ceremony is now coming?

    Ceremonies are overrated. I did the work for the degree, not to be recognized by people that don't really know me. Some people like big weddings. Others are fine with a court wedding. Some people like commencement. Others think it's a waste of time and effort. Oath ceremonies are no different. Some people may want the "full experience". Others just want to become a USC and move along to their next accomplishment. Debatable if we are on the downturn or not of this event...time will tell based upon how people act.
  19. 12 points
    Yeah Man

    VAWA, Part 18

    I got my i360 and i485 approves with out interview it’s a blessing
  20. 12 points
    sandranj

    VAWA, Part 18

    I am here answering questions since 2005, and everyone knows that I don't talk here often about God. I respect all religions. I am christian, and a I am a christian missionary as well. During this difficult time that we are living I want to ask each one here to pray to God to heal our land. We need God's divine healing. God gives us a promise for the united prayer of two or three who agree in what they ask. Brazilian's people are often getting together for the "united prayer" with one purpose, to ask God to heal the land.(see video below) One of my friends died of coronavirus, and she was younger than me. My accountant almost died, and I have another friend battling this terrible virus. May the Lord keep you and your family safe,I am praying for you. Visa Journey moderators you and your families are in my prayers as well. 2 Chronicles 7:14 (NKJV) 14 "if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land."
  21. 12 points
    1. Protect yourself physically and legally. 2. Seek happiness for yourself. 3. Let the immigration matters go. You are not required to participate. It is in his hands.
  22. 12 points
    mryrth

    December 2019 I-129F (K1) Filers

    After patiently (and sometimes not so patiently) waiting, here we are, 149 days later, and we FINALLY see that our NOA 2 is Approved!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ We discussed yesterday that we were going to stop checking-in every day to see what was happening with our case because it broke our hearts each time we didn't see any movement. I guess we just needed a shift of energy and the USCIS felt the change and I was woken up abruptly by a notification sound I hadn't heart before (the case tracker). Since I was still groggy, I went to the USCIS website and refreshed about a million times just to make sure it wasn't a dream! 😍 Now we just need this virus to pass so we can get on with our happily ever after! 👩‍❤️‍👨#StayHomeSoWeCanGetMarried NOA 1 - December 2, 2019 NOA 2 - April 29, 2020 149 Days ❤️
  23. 11 points
    AnnaMaria1417

    December 2019 - AOS Filers

    Wohooo! EAD got approved today 🥰🥳 Fileed Dec. 12th
  24. 11 points
    palp

    NVC Filers - May 2020

    Got Dq'd today. submission date is March 19th 2020.
  25. 11 points
    HKS

    NVC Filers - May 2020

    I finally got DQ. Alhamdullah. Submitted documents to NVC 21Feb2020 DQ 13May2020
  26. 11 points
    Viking

    APRIL 2020 AOS FILERS

    i beleive it looks like this
  27. 11 points
    Alesacil8

    December 2019 I-129F (K1) Filers

    Hi everyone! Our case was approved today! 😍 yayyyy finally, I was starting to get worried ahaha NOA1 Dec 6th 2019 \ NOA2 May 12th 2020 It's been rough for us, not gonna lie, but what kept me going was to try and get my mind off thinking about it. It will eventually come! Thank you for the support and good luck to everyone still waiting. 💫
  28. 11 points
    This is incorrect. AOS from B2 or ESTA is legal..... people’s circumstances change.. What is illegal is entering on a B2 or ESTA with the intent to AOS.
  29. 11 points
    So I’m going to tell how the whole check-in, boarding and Immigration went. When I arrived to the KLM check-in desks in Madrid airport the lady asked me what I was going to do in Mexico City. I said I was going to visit a friend (which is true I guess because I’m staying with a family friend) and she said I can’t travel because that’s a “leisure” trip. I told her the borders in Mexico were open to tourism and she didn’t believe me and she kept saying “Well that could change in a day or even hours”. When I explained to her that I was traveling to the US from Mexico City she had me show her my K1 visa and the confirmation email for my flight to the US. She had me waiting about 20 minutes while she asked like 5 colleagues and researched it online because she clearly was clueless about the borders in Mexico (great professionalism). Finally after 20 minutes of literally thinking I was going to have to Uber back home she came back and told me I can go and gave me my boarding pass. I had to fill in a health questionnaire as well during check-in. When it was time to board there was again people asking everyone what they were doing in Mexico. This man didn’t want to let me board because (AGAIN) he was saying Mexico isn’t open for tourism. I then told him I wasn’t going for tourism and showed him my K1 visa on my passport and that I was just flying to the US from Mexico. I had to show him my flight to the US for him to let me board. When I finally sat on the plane I truly couldn’t believe it ahahah. When I landed in Amsterdam for my layover that was a breeze compared to Madrid. I got no questions asked during passport control besides “Where are you headed?”. Once I landed in Mexico City that was a whole different story. I waited in line for Immigration and I got sent for a secondary check. I told them what I was going to do this trip and it seemed like they knew about the “2 week” quarantine for europeans because I was actually not the only one coming for that purpose in my flight. He asked me if I intended to adjust status once I got to the US with my visa and I said “Uuhh.. I guess? but months later”. After all these questions I got sent into a room full of what seemed to be all the foreigners that were in my flight... We were mostly all from Europe. And I met this other Irish girl and British guy who were doing exactly like me. They both had work visas and were just traveling to Mexico to quarantine. We weren’t allowed to have our phones out and they made us fill a really long form about what we were going to do in Mexico and who we were staying with and what activities we were planning on doing. People from that room were getting called into an even smaller room for a short interview. And this wasn’t based on who arrived into the room first... This was based on how complex your case was... So I was freaking out a little because I was called in about 2 hours later. Once I went in I got told to sit down and this lady came and started asking me (again) what I was going to do here in Mexico so I explained to her that I was just staying at a friends house to quarantine and be able to fly to the US. I also told her my fiancé was coming on the 18th. She looked at my visa and asked me to show her my flight to the US. She then told me I could go back to the waiting room. About 5 minutes later I got called and I left the waiting room back into the immigration desk outside and a man stamped my passport and told me “Welcome to Mexico” and I honestly couldn’t believe it because I saw quite a few people getting refused entry. After that I went to get my baggage and left without any other problem. This wasn’t a pleasant experience at all especially when you’ve been awake for 24h and all that is going through your head is “Am I gonna have to sleep at the airport until I can get a flight back home?”. I’m just glad this is all over. Still got the hardest part though... which is entering the US. But after going through all this I’m not even scared anymore... Note that the two other people who had work visas to enter the US were still in the waiting room when I left (and they actually arrived earlier than I did). I really hope they got into Mexico without a problem... I don’t know if having a K1 visa worked in my favor or not. That I will never know. But there shouldn’t be a difference hopefully.
  30. 11 points
    Over come

    VAWA, Part 18

    Hi everyone. I just want to encourage everyone who have been waiting on their vawa approval, interview or green card which might be a bit longer that normal processing time. I started this journey since January of 2017 and I finally Got my green card today! God is never late. Trust his timing even when it seems unbearable.
  31. 11 points
    TBoneTX

    Please help.

    In comparison with Ghana, Philippines beneficiaries are handed out visas like candy.
  32. 10 points
    PSB

    NVC Filers - May 2020

    Thank u Jesus! Got Dq today! Finally! Last Re submission was 27 March Dq 20 May. Good luck guys!
  33. 10 points
    PlaneTrain

    December 2019 I-129F (K1) Filers

    Hi everyone! I got approved today. Filed on Dec 6.
  34. 10 points
    My fiancé is in Mexico finally!!! He had no trouble at all traveling here from the US. Immigration for him was a breeze! We’re flying to the US in 2 days
  35. 10 points
    Tacos

    December 2019 I-129F (K1) Filers

    Looks like it’s been a good day, I had an important evaluation to do with the airline I work for, after a successful pass, I was told from my fiance that there was something about our case. This was the NOA1 Looks like NOA2 came in today according to the Case Tracker app Then went into the https://egov.uscis.gov website to confirm, but myuscis isn’t showing it, nor did I receive an email or a text. I really hope this is what I think it is. I know it’s been rough on us, but please be patient and keep your spirits up. It’ll happen. Praying everyone else hears something soon. I’lll update my timeline once I know for sure this is the NOA2
  36. 10 points
    The longer everything is closed, the more difficult it’s gonna be to open. Just like every other virus threat, this one won’t ever be totally gone so we need to learn to live with it instead of control our world. If we wait till a 100% vaccine or no new cases, that’s putting the timeframe months or years away. I’m not sure there are many countries, businesses and airlines that can survive this lockdown much longer. My opinion, which doesn’t mean much lol, is that we need to figure out a way to live with this virus cuz lockdown and a nonexistent world economy never was meant to be a long term solution, its causing more harm than help. It’s really getting tough having flights to be with my husband canceled over and over. Couples in this visa process need that hope of closing the distance, we need that hope of being physically together. Idk about others but my husband and I are starting to feel the strain of the hopelessness of not knowing when or if we will be together again, our marriage is solid but mentally we are struggling, we are easily irritated and overthinking things often now. It’s gonna be interesting to see how Embassy’s handle the backlogs once they are allowed to open again.
  37. 10 points
    Milmauka

    December 2019 I-129F (K1) Filers

    Approval! NOA1 December 5th NOA2 May 6th
  38. 10 points
    Valor

    Virtual Ceremony is now coming?

    I think that's a great idea. Of course I would prefer to attend an actual ceremony, the experience would be so much more memorable. But we are dealing with a pandemic for the time being and we just have to adjust our expectations to this new normal in order to get things going. I think some cities in Australia has already started doing this.
  39. 10 points
    Marieke H

    I NEED HELP - AM NEW TO VISA JOURNEY

    Yeah, no. As a woman, I can tell you we are not like eggs. OP, this really isn't an immigration issue. Please don't take relationship advice from random strangers. If she is willing to try marriage counseling, that's an option. But it sounds like she is done. There must be more going on than this sleep issue.
  40. 10 points
    JapanResident

    NVC Filers - April 2020

    We finally got DQ'd! NOA1: December 17 2018 NOA2: December 12, 2019 (360 days) NVC submission: Feb 18, 2020 DQ: April 30 2020 (10 weeks, 2 days) I was sure we'd get an RFE, but somehow we got things right the first time...
  41. 10 points
    The man who has the gold makes the rules.
  42. 10 points
    kec523

    APRIL 2020 AOS FILERS

    WE JUST GOT OUR TEXTS!!!!! CASE RECEIVED!!! WOOHOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Can't believe it, third time really was the charm!
  43. 9 points
    Stillwinning!!!😊

    VAWA, Part 18

    VJ is a great space, offering support and more for millions of folks since forever, I'm truly grateful! Naturally and due to the diversity of people, ideology and the space they're coming from, disagreements, clashes et al is inevitable! In life not everyone will understand, like or appreciate you..that's fine! I have seen a lot of people on here leave soon as they get their green cards! Some of us stay behind and still help others..a lot of people here are super helpful..but it's easy to get discouraged when you see so many weird things..etc..people sacrifice their time to help and get stung in return..not very encouraging! It is true that a lot of people here have been hurt and needs to heal but we should also learn to keep it together..greencard is clearly not the end of the journey as healing needs to be completed before we can be truly free! So many things to say but I'll leave it at this for now..as many of us who are committed to helping others please do not be discouraged, there are people who truly need and benefit from your service. Be encouraged and thank you for your service! Godbless you!😊👍
  44. 9 points
    AGF

    December 2019 - AOS Filers

    Just got an update today, new card is being produced ( EAD ) .. about time 😍 we are soooooooo grateful 😊
  45. 9 points
    dwheels76

    Case Complete to Interview June 2020

    It's so nice to see the cases DQ'd and being added to the spreadsheet. Thank you so much for filling out the form and keeping thing updated. may not be alot or maybe people have just not bothered but this spreadsheet still is a hep to so many so for those who keep sending me updates. I thank you. The embassies will be ready to rock and roll once they open. Keep positive okay everyone.updating me
  46. 9 points
    Hi everyone, Just got DQed today, I am so happy.
  47. 9 points
    I'm not sure you understand how "trending" works.
  48. 9 points
    A/A

    NVC Filers - May 2020

    Just got DQ. Summited on April 14 and got DGed may 11!!!!!
  49. 9 points
    mazi

    VAWA, Part 18

    Hi everyone, good day to you. I filed for VAWA JULY 2017, I got an RFP for January 23,2020 RFP to establish eligibility good faith based marriage, good Moral character and proof of residence. good faith based marriage, good Moral character and proof of residence. I checked my status yesterday and it was card was delivered by mail. picking up the card from my attorneys place. I want to thank @Stillwinning!!!😊 @sandranj @DmytriiD thank you very much. at some point i felt i was a pest to stillwining and Sandra. the category of the work permit is c31 My attorney says he has to receive the notice of approval before he can put in my green card application . @sandranj please does the Work permit C31 means Vawa ia approved ?(because reading from the forum that is what I understand ). Kindly advice please I wish everyone on this forum all the best and i do hope we all get approved be it on Vawa, work permit, green card and citizenship. above all Prayer and putting trust in God the Almighty is the most important . do have a blessed day
  50. 9 points
    Immigration does not care about adultery. They only care about marriage fraud. Whom ever starts the divorce process is irrelevant. I know that it is painful what you are going thorough, it will work in your favor by getting the divorce. It will be up to him to prove bonafide/good faith marriage.
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