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  1. 19 points
    vawa2020

    VAWA, Part 25

    CASE APPROVED!!! more than 2 years of anguish and waiting, now my case has finally been approved. I am a Jan 2020 filer, no RFE, 3 PF, please do not lose hope!!! It's happening for all of us!!
  2. 14 points
    Do you plan to inform the IO of this plan at the adjustment of status interview? IMHO, your current marriage could easily be seen as a marriage strictly for immigration benefits. If you have to remove conditions later, it could be heavily scrutinized then, too, imo. In fact, I would expect heavy scrutiny. Then, it can be looked at again at naturalization.
  3. 13 points
    lidiahxo

    APRIL 2021 I-129F K-1 FILERS

    APPROVED TODAY!!!!! NOA1 April 21, NOA2 May 19, got the notification via casetracker app close to 9am. 77000 group, no RFE. It took me over 390 days (I think 393 to be exact) but I'm thankful it didn't take me 400+ days like some of us. Though I am overjoyed for myself I know how hard it is to read of another approval and it not be yours, but have faith, it will come!!!!!!! Thank you Jesus!!!!!!!!! I am soooooo happy right now! Updating my timeline now. A big shoutout to this group, without it I wouldn't even be able to stay sane this whole time!!! Thank you to the users who take the time every single day to write out the daily updates!!!!!!!!
  4. 12 points
    This is all getting too inflammatory so I might as well throw in my two cents before this closes for further replies. OP, no one on this website is qualified to give you relationship advice because no one here fully knows of your circumstances, your wife's intentions, etc. And quite honestly, it doesn't matter because this here is an immigration forum and even though people feel compelled to offer free marriage counseling, what it comes down to is this: you are receiving immigration benefits because of this marriage, and as such you have TWO things to figure out. One is whether to stay married or not. Entirely up to you. No one's business. BUT. In terms of immigration, the only advice anyone here can give you is this: if your marriage is breaking down, you cannot omit this information from Immigration Officers. And if you do eventually get divorced, that's it. You have nothing to adjust from and should return to your home country and figure things out, since your main reason to immigrate (marriage) is now toast. Then, by all means, see where your new relationship goes. If it's real, do the legal immigration process again. Is it going to take a lot of time and money? Yes. Is it going to be inconvenient? Yes. That's legal immigration for you, and there are no "shortcuts". So don't come up with any extravagant plans to game the system because they always catch up with you at some point.
  5. 12 points
    I was finally APPROVED on May 9th!! I am beyond exciteddd 😭😭❤️ after such a long wait we finally have hope that we are gonna be together soon. I used to check every minute of everyday and realized I was having so much anxiety so decided to leave it for a couple of days and also because i was on vacation but check today and Approved! 😍🎉 Have hope and patience everyone, your petitions will be approved soon 🙏 Does anyone know what is the wait time in ECUADOR for visa interviews? -THANK YOU
  6. 11 points
    ROK2USA

    Remarry under conditional green card

    Let me understand this correctly. You entered the US sometime in June-August 2021. Your wife decided marriage wasn't for her when? And not even a year later you've decided you love someone else? My generous interpretation of your question and answer: 1.) You should try to work on the marriage with your wife. Usually the first year is the most difficult. My honest answer: 2.) You should go back home because adjusting via your current wife when you are in a relationship/ in love with someone else seems like immigration fraud. Also you should be honest with the interviewer. You are no longer in love and are no longer in a bonafide relationship...
  7. 11 points
    MAGA winner. Not my fault. It's COVID. Had nothing to do with wanting our dogs and waiting until the last minute to look into it. The definition changed. It wasn't because I didn't want her to have the second one because they are poison. Joe's fault. Yeah.
  8. 10 points
    Emily&Tikko

    March 2021 K1 I-129F filers

    Finally got our approval on Day 426…. (Yesterday May 17th) …. 14 months exactly! March 17 2021 - May 17 2021.
  9. 10 points
    Crazy Cat

    2 years waiting

    As I have stated before, USCIS needs to just eliminated the I-751 completely.
  10. 10 points
    The mods are finishing their popcorn first... this one is too good to close too fast, lol.
  11. 10 points
    Ballerina

    VAWA, Part 25

    3PFs. No RFE. Applied without a lawyer. i485 has also been transferred so that wait has started but for now, I am grateful. Good luck to everyone still waiting.
  12. 10 points
    ~~ Topic moved from IMBRA to K1 Process & Procedures ~~ K1 visa expires exactly 6 months from the medical exam so it’s possible your visa is actually already expired. I’m gonna be brutally honest with you here and tell you that it is solely your and nobody else’s responsibility to monitor COVID entry rules that have been changing very often worldwide since the pandemic began. I believe this is what the consulate would tell you to your request to re-issue the visa. There is no extension because the visa’s validity is 100% reliant on your medical (6 month validity). They will probably also say that you should’ve started your pet permit way before the interview. You are free to ask the consulate to consider re-issuing your visa. However, it is solely at their discretion. They’re in no way obligated to grant your request. And yes, If they don’t grant it, then it means you will have to start the process from the beginning.
  13. 9 points
    Here's more for your list.. 1. If you are having to do the I-751 in two years (ROC), START COLLECTING DATA NOW! Get a plastic bin, or old shoe box, or something, and drop any mail addressed to both of you (holiday greetings, invitations, personal notes, etc.) in it. Have copies of all rental leases/deeds/mortgages in the box (or scan them electronically). Do the same with an electronic folder on one of your laptops or desktops or have a USB stick that lives in the shoebox, too. Diligently copy any and all bank statements, insurance papers with both names, credit card statements, yearly tax transcripts to your hard drive/thumb drive. If you don't keep things electronically, then save the paper copies. Do this throughout the two years between immigration and ROC, and save yourself the heartache of trying to find back copies of everything at the last minute. 2. Have both parties listed on rental/homeowners/car insurance policies as an authorized claimant. This has nothing to do with USCIS and everything to do with protecting each other in a terrible situation. Example: your house is demolished in a storm, and the person who is listed on the policy dies. The other spouse cannot file an insurance claim if they are not listed as a party that is AUTHORIZED to file a claim. 3. Make wills and have medical powers of attorney for each of you. USCIS likes to see this, as it shows that both parties are looking to the future. 4. If you travel, take pictures together with recognizable landmarks in the background. Keep all boarding passes of airline/train trips. If you make a hotel reservation, put BOTH names on the reservation. Save your receipts and copies of the reservations. If you visit family or friends, take pictures together. 5. If you don't have kids, then pets can count! Have both names on your account at the vet, and print out vet receipts. We shipped our cat from Australia to the US and used all the paperwork from HER travel as documentation. Best of luck on the rest of your journey!!! Sukie in NY
  14. 9 points
    Xiaova

    APRIL 2021 I-129F K-1 FILERS

    Here are the end of day updates. 10 more updates came in. 69000: 1 RFES, 1 RFER (1 new / 1 in progress) 70000: 1 RFER (0 new / 1 in progress) 71500: 1 RFER, 1 Denial (0 new / 2 in progress) 72000: 4 Approvals (4 new / 0 in progress) 72500: 2 Approvals, 1 RFES (2 new / 1 in progress) 73000: 4 Approvals, 2 RFESs (6 new / 0 in progress) 73500: 3 Approvals, 1 RFES (4 new / 0 in progress) 74000: 2 Approvals, 2 RFESs (4 new / 0 in progress) 74500: 1 Approval, 1 RFES, 1 RFER (2 new / 1 in progress) 75000: 1 Withdrawal (1 new / 0 in progress) 75500: 1 RFES (1 new / 0 in progress) 77500: 11 Approvals, 3 RFESs (13 new / 1 in progress) 78000: 6 Approvals, 1 RFES (7 new / 0 in progress) 78500: 2 Approvals (2 new / 0 in progress) 05/17/22: 54 Total Updates: 35 Approvals, 1 Denial, 13 RFESs, 4 RFERs, and 1 Withdrawal March (9) + April (56) + May (4) + June (10) = 79 Total Updates. Pretty awful day. Hope tomorrow will be better.
  15. 9 points
    But how is it NOT deception? The entire basis of your presence right now in the USA is due to your US citizen wife. And the entire basis of obtaining permission from the US government to become a green card holder is that you are in a bona fide marriage with your US citizen wife. But you are at a point where the marriage is essentially over and you were planning on not disclosing that information to USCIS because your only goal is to obtain a green card (immigration benefits). So you were planning to withhold essential information from the federal agency who would be granting you immigration benefits at the country's highest level. That is fraud and that is deception. You literally wanted to lie to federal agents about the status of your marriage.
  16. 9 points
    Yeah. We all want to marry that girl that's interested in a hook up. It's just a bonus that she's a USC. Wasn't my goal to marry a USC and live in the US. Really. Honestly. It's not fraud.
  17. 9 points
    MeG@Am

    APRIL 2021 I-129F K-1 FILERS

    I cannot even explain how frustrated I am with USCIS. But as an April filer (still waiting for NOA2), I feel bad for the May filers as they are being overlooked. I am happy that a lot of June people are being approved in the last couple of weeks. But doing this just so it will make USCIS look good, I don't think that is right. Although what I think doesn't matter to USCIS really, so it's a lost cause for me to get frustrated everyday... I still get frustrated anyway, who doesn't? I now accept that USCIS is a broken establishment that needed to be treated from top to bottom. This incompetence is just unbelievable. I feel like we, the ones trying to bring our loved ones legally in the US, are being punished, while the illegals are free to enter the country. Tomorrow is another day that me and my fiancé hope to get that sweet approval. And if we're are not approved this week, we can only hope maybe next week. And if not next week, maybe the week after. At least we know it will come... eventually. I'm sorry for the negative aura. It's just one of those days. Hang tight folks. As what my fiancé would always tell me: "Just stay positive because there's nothing we can do."
  18. 9 points
    My moms last updated date was updated today. first time since November 24, other updates were just inquiries I made. still refused. But it’s something
  19. 9 points
    There are air, land, and sea ports of entry. Including many on Mexico-US border………
  20. 9 points
    It is not a silly question. It is one of the major drawbacks of a K-1 and/or adjusting status. It seems many people place little concern on the front end, then anguish during this "limbo" period. It is worth mentioning.
  21. 8 points
    Xiaova

    APRIL 2021 I-129F K-1 FILERS

    Here are the mid day updates for April: 71500: 2 Approvals (0 new / 2 in progress) 72000: 2 Approvals (0 new / 2 in progress) 72500: 2 Approvals (0 new / 2 in progress) 73000: 9 Approvals (9 new / 0 in progress) 73500: 3 Approvals (3 new / 0 in progress) 74000: 1 Approval, 1 Other (Notice was Mailed) (2 new / 0 in progress) 76000: 1 Approval (1 new / 0 in progress) 77000: 1 Approval (1 new / 0 in progress) 77500: 4 Approvals, 1 RFES, 1 Other (Name Updated) (6 new / 0 in progress) 78000: 5 Approvals, 3 RFESs (7 new / 1 in progress) 78500: 9 Approvals (9 new / 0 in progress) 79000: 1 Approval (1 new / 0 in progress) 79500: 1 Approval (1 new / 0 in progress) 80000: 3 Approvals, 1 RFES (3 new / 1 in progress) 05/19/22: 51 Total Updates: 44 Approvals, 5 RFESs, and 2 Others
  22. 8 points
    Xiaova

    APRIL 2021 I-129F K-1 FILERS

    Only 3 more updates came in since I last posted. Here are the end of the day numbers: 69000: 1 Approval (1 new / 0 in progress) 71500: 1 Approval (0 new / 1 in progress) 72000: 3 Approvals, 1 Other (2 new / 2 in progress) 73000: 5 Approvals, 2 RFESs (5 new / 2 in progress) 73500: 1 Approval, 4 RFESs (5 new / 0 in progress) 74000: 3 RFESs (3 new / 0 in progress) 74500: 2 RFESs (1 new / 1 in progress) 75000: 1 RFES, 1 Withdrawal (2 new / 0 in progress) 75500: 2 RFESs (2 new / 0 in progress) 77000: 1 Approval (1 new / 0 in progress) 77500: 4 Approvals, 5 RFESs (7 new / 2 in progress) 78000: 6 Approvals, 1 Other (7 new / 0 in progress) 78500: 6 Approvals, 2 RFESs (7 new / 1 in progress) 79000: 2 Approvals, 1 RFES (2 new / 1 in progress) 79500: 4 Approvals (4 new / 0 in progress) 80000: 3 Approvals (3 new / 0 in progress) 05/18/22: 62 Total Updates: 37 Approvals, 22 RFESs, 1 Withdrawal, and 2 Others ( Name updated) March (5) + April (62) + May (5) + June (12) = 84 total updates
  23. 8 points
    So happy to see these updates on the older cases😭
  24. 8 points
    Dude, you're on a wrong website. May I suggest Reddit?
  25. 8 points
    If you are in love with your wife. STOP SEEING THIS OTHER WOMAN. Work with a therapist that can help you deal with her diagnosis. Work on the marriage.
  26. 8 points
    Always good to have a plan.
  27. 8 points
    This is hilarious. Why would you tell the immigration officer that you plan to commit immigration fraud. You're not stupid. How can we help?
  28. 8 points
    WEEKLY CHART UPDATE 05/15: Approval changes this week: +157 RFE changes this week: +71 TOTAL NEW CHANGES (approval or RFE) : 228 ~1700 Other Action aka "waiting and others" (~1400 based on info from @DSBeijing in the May forum, thanks!) 1600+ Who have heard back (either approval or RFE) We are over 50% who have heard something back. Still not great daily numbers, but they haven't decreased at least. RFEs were done yesterday (Saturday) in June, so they may continue with them as well this coming week as the Saturday RFEs usually indicated. As always, still hoping these last 2 weeks of May are kind to us all in April and the 142 still waiting in March (and 180 March filers who have turned in their RFEs). And, I know I have written this a million times since November but... the inquiry date is March 31st today, so it should change back to April tomorrow and the earliest April filers can get in inquiries this week if they didn't before. April Chart link, updated nightly: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1USXTWEww37JnWiCxW6ftP1UZjE6fKU2gn2Mk4OSVGLw/edit?usp=sharing
  29. 8 points
    LOL!!! Now, the rest of the story comes out.......
  30. 8 points
    Crazy Cat

    Medicare for Immigrants

    For lack of a better place, I am placing this topic in the General Immigration Forum: The subject is Medicare for Legal Residents Although the audience might be limited, I think this might be helpful to some others...at some point later. I am 69 years old. I receive Social Security Retirement Benefits, and I (as almost all retirees), receive Premium-Free Medicare Part A. My lovely wife, who looks 25, will turn 65 years old in August. As a result, it is time to set up her Medicare coverage (it's actually required to keep her Tricare coverage). My research indicates that my wife will also qualify for Premium-Free Medicare Part A based on the following: 1. She will be 65 years old soon (Medicare enrollment is open 3 months before until 3 months after her 65th birthday month). 2. We have been married for 1 year or longer 3. I, her spouse, am older than 62, and I already receive Social Security and Premium-Free Medicare Part A. 4. She has been a legal resident for 5 years (next month). She, like me and most other retirees, will have to pay for Medicare Part B. This is pretty important (and a big, big relief to me) since people who do not qualify for Premium-Free Medicare can pay as much as $499.00 a month for Medicare Part A and an additional $170.00 a month for Medicare Part B.
  31. 8 points
    Not sure, if I'm an exception... but I had absolutely no problem with being unemployed for months. Lol When I arrived, I tried to make myself feel at home. I tidied up, cleaned, painted every room of the house, fixed broken things, started woodworking, built shelves, worked in the yard, and so on... I did everything that I never had the time or energy for when I was still living in Germany. I live in a very rural area. So, I also explored the woods, went hiking, etc. Then after a few weeks, I also adopted a dog from the shelter and spend all my free time with him. I built him a fence, bed, an agility trail, etc... Time actually flew by. Wish I could have been unemployed even longer. I didn't get everything done that I wanted to get done 😁
  32. 8 points
    Welcome to the K1 haters club (aka visajourney). Just kidding..........maybe not. All jokes aside, most people find ways to assimulate to the country. Many do volunteer work. When my wife came over, she was fine for about a month. She visited family that was already here and did things like research schools and such she could join. Then it really started to hit her around the 3rd month. This was a woman that has work all of her adult life now just sitting around the house waiting for me to get home. It made a big impact to her mental and emotional wellbeing. She got her EAD/AP and the GC almost at the same time a couple of weeks later. And the first thing she did after getting it was book a flight to visit family back home. This was before Covid so it was no where near the long wait it is now. This is why this site is notorious for advising people who want to do the K1 to consider the spousal visa instead. For ua, it is just not worth it. Even if someone is adjusting status from a tourist visa it is not worth it. You are virtually trapped and prevented from starting your new life here for months. But EAD/AP timelines are getting better. Hopefully, the worse is behind us all.
  33. 8 points
    flicks1998

    Marcos? It amazes me...

    The more you research, the more you will find out that the Philippines is not a great place to start a business as a foreigner compared to most other SE Asian countries, and for that matter, most Asia countries. Interestingly, besides the executions, tortures, and reeducation camps that Marcos Sr was responsible for, he can also be contributed to creating the OFW program. The OFW program was actually quite genius (in a bad way) as the program was able to export many of the domestic economic problems, plus was a program to essentially get rid of the ambitious, vocal Filipinos who may stand in the way of his dictatorship. Only when the economic situation became so dire, did the people eventually stand up and protest in '86, but at that point they had no other choice but to do so. Poverty went from around 40% of the country in the early 1970s, to over 60% of the country by the mid-80's. Today, the OFW remittances are over $30 billion each year. You would think if an industry was bringing in that much money, it would be something to be proud of, but its not. Its a continued way for politicians to export their problems, while essentially enslaving many of their citizens outside of the country. It also leads to a terrible "brain-drain" where the best and the brightest are no longer in the country. Until that is reversed, there is no hope for the economic situation of the country. In addition, another 10%+ of their GDP is BPOs. However, many BPOs are not happy with their operations in the Philippines and some have started to move to Malaysia, and even Indonesia of all places. BPOs can quite easily be moved and have successfully jumped from the US/UK/Australia/etc etc to India, then to the Philippines now on to other countries where English is improving. Marcos Jr has no policies on anything. Essentially he has only repeated things that his Dad did. Many Marcos Jr supporters will tell you that during Marcos Sr time, it was the "Golden Age" (which has proven to be false). Many of todays Marco Jr supporters expect the 2nd Golden Age to appear. However, ask any Marcos Jr supporter if they could have any job in the Philippines or that same job in the US/UK/Europe/Middle East/Australia/etc etc etc etc, most of them will take the overseas job. All of them would leave the country at the first opportunity, except some who would not want to be separated from their family and friends, but not because they believe they will finally get the Golden Egg. Marcos Jr won not only because of misinformation, but because he had the better, more funny tik-tok videos, the better and funnier Facebook posts, and as we all know and have seen, nowadays thats all that matters.
  34. 8 points
    Visa shopping. Immigrant intent. No strong ties to home. Chances of a visitor visa are next to zero.
  35. 7 points
    Xiaova

    APRIL 2021 I-129F K-1 FILERS

    Only 10 more updates came in to end the day: 70500: 1 Expedite (0 new / 1 in progress) 71500: 2 Approvals, 1 RFER, 1 Denial (0 new / 4 in progress) 72000: 2 Approvals (0 new / 2 in progress) 72500: 2 Approvals (0 new / 2 in progress) 73000: 9 Approvals, 1 RFES, 1 Withdrawal (11 new / 0 in progress) 73500: 3 Approvals, 1 Withdrawal (4 new / 0 in progress) 74000: 1 Approval, 1 Other (2 new / 0 in progress) 74500: 1 Withdrawal (1 new / 0 in progress) 75000: 1 RFER, 1 Other (1 new / 1 in progress) 76000: 1 Approval (1 new / 0 in progress) 77000: 1 Approval (1 new / 0 in progress) 77500: 4 Approvals, 1 RFES, 1 Other (6 new / 0 in progress) 78000: 5 Approvals, 3 RFESs (7 new / 1 in progress) 78500: 9 Approvals (9 new / 0 in progress) 79000: 1 Approval (1 new / 0 in progress) 79500: 1 Approval (1 new / 0 in progress) 80000: 3 Approvals, 1 RFES (3 new / 1 in progress) 80500: 1 RFES (1 new / 0 in progress) 05/19/22: 61 Total Updates: 44 Approvals, 1 Denial, 7 RFESs, 2 RFERs, 1 Expedite Denied, 3 Withdrawals, and 3 Others (2 Name Updated / 1 Document Mailed) March (11 - 4 Denials, 4 RFERs, 3 Withdrawals) + April (61 - 3 Withdrawal) + May (0) + June (21 - 4 Withdrawal) = 93 Total Updates. 10 total withdrawals across March to June groups today.
  36. 7 points
    Refer to the USCIS Guide for New Immigrants -- https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/document/guides/M-618.pdf Not listed in the PDF, but mentioned in the paper brochure that comes with the plastic green card -- Report foreign bank and financial accounts. (Google "FBAR".)
  37. 7 points
    Our beneficiaries got here tonight. Picked them up at O'Hare , just got them settled in for the night. Their flight landed at 8pm but they didn't get out of CBP clearance until nearly 3 hours later. Apparently there were a lot of other U4U folks on the same flight from Warsaw, and they were processing all of them in a group. Asked a bunch of questions, took photos, not quite sure what else took 3 hours. Anyway, the ordeal is over and they're now officially and legally in the US. Tomorrow we can start the million +1 things needed to integrate them successfully.
  38. 7 points
    Xiaova

    APRIL 2021 I-129F K-1 FILERS

    Here are the mid day updates: 71500: 1 Denial (0 new / 1 in progress) 72000: 4 Approvals (4 new / 0 in progress) 72500: 2 Approvals (1 new / 1 in progress) 73000: 3 Approvals, 1 RFES (4 new / 0 in progress) 73500: 3 Approvals (3 new / 0 in progress) 74000: 2 Approvals, 2 RFESs (4 new / 0 in progress) 74500: 1 Approval, 1 RFES (2 new / 0 in progress) 75000: 1 Withdrawal (1 new / 0 in progress) 77500: 11 Approvals, 3 RFESs (13 new / 1 in progress) 78000: 6 Approvals, 1 RFES (7 new / 0 in progress) 78500: 2 Approvals (2 new / 0 in progress) 05/17/22: 44 Total Updates: 34 Approvals, 1 Denial, 8 RFESs, and 1 Withdrawal Not seeing much activity on March or June so this seems to be their typical slow day. At least a lot of untouched cases were processed.
  39. 7 points
    not sure what it means, my case got updated today! fingers crossed
  40. 7 points
    Mike E

    Remarry under conditional green card

    There is nothing wrong with 1. staying married 2. living separately 3. both of you going to the I-485 interview AND 4. disclosing that (1) the marriage is unlikely to make it AND (2) meanwhile you’ve found another person in your life. USCIS has no reason to not approve the petition. I’ve seen it before. However, hiding the facts of points 2, 4.1 and 4.2 is not a good idea and I suspect would be material misrepresentation
  41. 7 points
    If you think we are tough, wait until you meet the immigration officer at your green card interview. Ha. Ha.
  42. 7 points
    @andrecfa Your situation have more red flags than a Chinese parade. Looks like a visa shopping. Maybe I’m old fashion but you are still married and have a plan to when divorced marry the friend of your wife that you doesn’t have a long (none) relationship?? If you are really in love with the new person why don’t you file for divorce, to travel back to your country, take the time to meet this person better and than decide to marry? Just for curiosity, how old are you, your current wife and the new one? And which country are you from?
  43. 7 points
    mindthegap

    I-751 DENIED

    Honestly, you should have gone. I know I know, but USCIS are notorious for messing up address changes. I went to one in my old state, they ended it immediately and rescheduled in my new state. No harm done. They wouldn’t have seen you anyway once they saw your ID and current address, but it would have been the easiest option in terms of avoiding messes like this. Anyway, what to do…. Firstly RELAX. You can still work, you aren’t going to be arrested by ICE on the street or on the next plane home. You can get this sorted. Don’t waste your time and money with an I-290b. It isn’t applicable here, but they will gladly take your money and jerk you around for two years. Call and schedule an urgent infopass and attempt to get it sorted it out in person right there and then (they can do this if caught quick enough). If they won’t give you an urgent appointment then head down there and insist on speaking to a supervisor, without being all Karen about it. At the same time as this, FedEx a letter requesting an urgent ‘service motion’ due to USCIS error with the director of your local field office AND the one that denied you. Enclose a copy of the email confirmation from when you changed the address if you still have it, and the date and time of the call with whoever messed this up. This is explicitly permitted…unfortunately they have form for ignoring correspondence too, as I know only too well. At the same time as these, prepare a new I-751 package in case you need to send it in the next few weeks/months if no joy with the above. At the same time as all of those, file with the ombudsman (takes ages but at least it’s logged). You also need to do a change of address online (AR-11), AND confirm over the phone it has taken correctly. Three petitions later one part of USCIS’ system still defaults to my old address…three addresses ago….that’s how bad some of their systems are.
  44. 7 points
    Beth Moskov

    Advice for K-1 interview

    Indeed I agree, we would have spent more time together but COVID had other ideas. The good news is I spent 23 years in the foreign service posted oversees (with USAID not State but posted at embassies none the less). I retired from the FS and am now a University professor. He is a lawyer with a masters degree in Economics and very well educated and did some work with some folks for State before we left and as it turns out we have some mutual friends we did not even know about (folks we met through work). He is a fluent English speaker and I am a fluent French and Arabic speaker and we have significant interests in commons (favorite authors, values etc etc) I say all this as he is not typical from his country nor am I. We are able to overcome many of the points raised by the embassy but the age difference is there. Despite that difference, we are very connected and committed.
  45. 7 points
    Crazy Cat

    Advice for K-1 interview

    20 years age difference? That is a BIG red flag. 400 pages? That is fluffy overkill.....Video chats are meaningless. Your business is meaningless. How could a business relationship be relevant to immigration? Conversations with your family is meaningless. The best evidence for your age difference is showing evidence of quality time ACTUALLY together face to face....EXACTLY, how many times have you visited? Is that age difference normal for your fiance's culture? If I were a Consular Officer, I would have a lot of questions. How much time have you actually spent together? Good luck.
  46. 7 points
    Xiaova

    APRIL 2021 I-129F K-1 FILERS

    Here are the end of the day updates: 69500: 1 RFER, 1 Other (Notice Mailed) (1 new / 1 in progress) 71000: 1 RFER (0 new / 1 in progress) 71500: 3 RFERs (0 new / 3 in progress) 72000: 1 Approval (1 new / 0 in progress) 73000: 2 Approvals (1 new / 1 in progress) 73500: 4 Approvals (3 new / 1 in progress) 75500: 2 Approvals (1 new / 1 in progress) 76000: 1 RFES (1 new / 0 in progress) 76500: 1 Approval (1 new / 0 in progress) 77000: 4 Approvals (4 new / 0 in progress) 77500: 2 Approvals, 1 RFES (2 new / 1 in progress) 78000: 2 Approvals, 1 RFES (2 new / 1 in progress) 78500: 5 Approvals, 6 RFESs (11 new / 0 in progress) 79000: 2 Approvals, 2 RFESs (4 new / 0 in progress) 79500: 1 RFES (1 new / 0 in progress) 05/13/22: 43 Total Updates: 25 Approvals, 12 RFESs, 5 RFERs, and 1 Other NOTE: I updated my report to show both RFES(RFE Sent) and RFER (RFE Received). March(26 with 16RFESs and 2 RFERs) + April (43) + May (3 with 1 RFES) + June (22 with 15 RFESs) = 94 Total updates Although the updates look like a lot, over half of them are RFEs which is not good. I don't know if anything at USCIS changed but they seem to be getting more strict. Hope these two days are just outliers... I'm at 395 days now. Will surely reach 400+ at this rate.
  47. 7 points
    Adventine

    Fiancee is ready for a baby....

    Having a baby won't really expedite your case. This question pops up fairly regularly on the forums. So much that there's a pinned post about it: Now as to how much money should you send her to support the baby: how long is a piece of string? It all depends on what kind of lifestyle you want your family to have in the Philippines. Nobody can answer that except you and your fiancee. Don't make the visa process harder, more complicated and more stressful than it has to be. A pregnancy will do all that.
  48. 7 points
    Bugs

    Marcos? It amazes me...

    As bad as social media is here in the USA, it is even worse in the Philippines. Marcos’ re-election is a direct result of a dumbing down of society to the point that millions of sheep will hop onto even the most self-destructive hype train without giving any of it much sincere thought.
  49. 7 points
    aaron2020

    Not approved, help me

    Wasting USCIS's time with an expedite request for a party when they can be working on other cases is not worth the try. This is frivolous and a waste of time and you know it.
  50. 6 points
    The I-130 petition would be filed by an LPR parent to petition an unmarried child under age 21 in the F2a category. There is no way for your brother to immigrate with your parents. Absolutely no way. There is no fast or faster for your brother to immigrate to the US. It's going to take 2-3 years after your parents immigrate to the US. Your brother can not enter the US with the intent to immigrate by adjusting status. Immigrant intent does matter when a person is not an Immediate Relative of a US citizen (you don't count). Immigrant intent does matter for a beneficiary in the family preference categories like F2a. Furthermore, he would need a current Priority Date. The Visa Bulletin has already mentioned that the F2a will not be current by the August 2022 VB. Once your parents immigrate to the US, they can file I-130 to petition your brother in F2a category. If one of them needs to go back to take care of an 18 years old, then they can get Re-Entry Permits allowing them to be outside the US for up to 2 years. Your brother will be 18 years old soon. Anything that he does, he will be treated as an adult. Not a child. That could include the stiffest penalties including a ban from the US.
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