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  1. 30 points
    JFH

    Moving to the U.S. with my boyfriend

    You’re 18 years old and planning to live with (and possibly marry) someone you’ve never even met? Sit down and have a talk with yourself about this for just a little while. What’s the rush? Are you just desperate to get into the USA for some reason? Certainly sounds like it! Get to know each other first. You should be eligible for the VWP (meaning you can visit without need of a visa) so take advantage of that and visit a lot before you make this decision. Not sure if you’ve been here before but it’s nothing like the movies, I can assure you.
  2. 27 points
    Roel

    2nd K-1, any restrictions?

    Since this is only he second k1, you have no restrictions. But sorry, I had to laugh when you wrote you have "marriage prospects" in couple different countries. It sounds like foreign wife shopping so much.
  3. 23 points
    I hope you make a great salary and your child support payments are very high, I as a man could not imagine abandoning my children over bruised feelings
  4. 19 points
    Hello everyone I got approved for my interview this morning at the American Embassy in Accra . My interview was at 7:30 am .by 7am we were asked to queue and was ushered in after showing our interview letters at the entrance. Whiles in there i was lucky to be called first to submit my documents to a Very Polite Ghanaian woman. She requested for my medical report, police certificate, passport , two passport pictures, original birth cert, copy of my son's birth cert , a copy of his passport ( my son got automatic citizenship here in Ghana and has an American passport ), any other documents that shows proof of relationship so I gave them a photo album , receipts from Western union, money gram and world remit, a copy of my husband's passport with stamped pages of entry and exit from Ghana , and a few copies of whatsapp call logs and messages . After i submitted all I was asked to go sit and wait . After 10 minutes i was called to window 7 where I met an American man who will be around 40 years and he asked who filed for me I responded, he asked when we met , when we got married , when did my husband leave Ghana, what job he does , what is his job description,what is the name of the company my husband works. I answered all these questions confidently and he kept smiling .He said the words ' you have been approved, congratulations ' .He didn't ask to see any financial documents. Thanks for your prayers and advise.Good luck to all who will be having their interview soon and I pray y'all get interview dates sooner .Remember to keep eye contact and speak louder .
  5. 19 points
    brandonflude1

    APRIL 2019 K-1 NOA2 ----> NVC

    APPROVED AT INTERVIEW! HYPEDDDD
  6. 19 points
    RambaCat

    November 2018 AOS Filers

    Okie doke, here's the detailed rundown of our Green Card interview; I'll put a copy in a review of the office too. First off, a list of what we took, and whether it was needed during the interview: - Copy of I-864 - sponsorship form; not needed, but we took it just to be safe - All of my husband's pay slips since the November application; not needed, but again just to be safe (We weren't sure if we'd get an RFE here, because my husband earned less than the limit in his 2017 tax return and only got a promotion in June of 2018. His 2018 tax return was also below the limit because he only had six months in his current position) - Our 2018 Joint Tax return; not needed - My husband's (sponsor) birth certificate + copy; Not needed but it is requested on the letter - My (beneficiary) birth certificate + copy; Not needed but is requested on the letter - My Husband's passport + copy; Not needed - My Passport + copy; Actually needed! Yay! He didn't take the copy, though, because there was already one in the file. - My Husband's driving license; Needed; was reviewed to get into the building and again in the office - My UK driving license; Needed; I guess as an extra form of identification - My Employment Authorization Document; Needed; it actually does request this on the letter too so definitely take it if you have one! - Interview Letter; Needed; again, it's requested - Certified copy of marriage certificate; Not needed! Weirdly he didn't ask for it at all! Definitely take it with you though, when you go. - Vaccination worksheet provided during the K1 medical; Not needed but mentioned - Print out of I94 Record (entry on K1); Needed - Joint Bank Account Statement; Needed and kept by the officer - Printed page of husband's life & medical insurance showing me as the beneficiary; Needed and kept by the officer - Copy of the joint lease for our apartment; Needed and kept by the officer - Wedding photo album and two loose pictures; Needed and reviewed by the officer; kept the loose copies Our appointment was at 1.45PM at the Jacksonville office. We arrived at 1.30PM and made our way through security, and were directed to sign in with the reception clerk. The clerk then printed out a ticket with our number on it, and directed us to the waiting room. As we waited there we noticed several other couples but no one I recognised from here (might not even have been Adjustment of Status couples!). There were a few TVs displaying information, and an example of a Civics question for naturalisation; (which ocean can be found off of the East Coast?). We were there maybe about five minutes before the officer came and called our ticket number. He was nice enough - a little brusk, perhaps, but definitely friendly! We followed him to a little room in the back of the building - which was a relief to my husband because there were windows in the waiting room similar to the windows you stand at for K1, and his comment was that it didn't seem very private. There we were told to remain standing for the oath (he did let me put down my folder though!) and we swore in to the interview. We were told to be seated - I had to sit on the right because he needed to take my fingerprints (both index fingers) and my photograph. He asked for our IDs; my husband's driving license, my passport, EAD and driving license. I explained that I didn't yet have a US one, only a UK one. We told him that we're working on it and that I've got a learners permit. Then he confirmed that we were adjusting from a K1, that this was our first marriage, that we had no children, asked me to spell out my name (first, middle and new last name), and asked me my date of birth. He asked my husband what address we lived at - my husband, who has struggled with our new address since we moved, took a while to remember but did explain that he'd lived at his previous address for twenty years before moving to the new one. The officer seemed pretty satisfied with that and moved on to asking me all the questions that were on the form about criminal history, whether I had killed anyone, whether I belonged to the communist party etc. My husband found that a little weird. Then he checked the medical on his PC, confirmed that I'd had the medical done previously and not done a new one. Then he asked for any joint bank statements we had, any leases. He made the assumption we didn't have any joint insurance, and seemed pleasantly surprised when I put that in front of him. He wanted photos too - and looked through the entire album that we had brought with us - and took the paper copies for his records. He asked who someone was in the wedding album (my dad!) Then he asked my husband questions; when and how did me meet, he wanted the month and year too. When did we meet in person (month and year), where did we stay, when did we start dating, who proposed to who, when did my husband propose, where did my husband propose, had we had any children, had my husband ever been to the UK, how many times and the reason for his visit, has my husband met my family, had I met my husband's family. Then he said he needed to print something from his computer but his printer wasn't working so he left the room to try it elsewhere. This is where I thought he was printing an RFE, because my husband - who is terrible with dates - kept getting dates wrong. From the way he said he was going to ask my husband questions, I realised I wasn't allowed to help too, which was hard! When he returned, without paper, he restarted his PC to get the thing to print - and surprise! it was a thing for me and my husband to sign referring to removal of conditions. He said that we had to apply any time before the greencard expired, but no sooner than 21 months "from today", and that the greencard would be in the mail. It honestly took a few moments for it to sink in because I'd super convinced myself that were were getting an RFE. He asked if we'd prepared the forms for the AOS ourselves, and then assured us that the ROC would be "much easier" (so maybe I won't have to do a second interview..? One can hope! 😂). Then he escorted us back to the entrance to the building and wished us luck! About thirty to forty five minutes later I had an email to say that a new card had been ordered for production! Detailed enough @Allaboutwaiting?
  7. 19 points
    KJ2

    Case Complete to Interview June 2019

    Approved today!!!! 😍 we’re beyond happy! Thank you everyone here for your support during this journey !
  8. 19 points
    Ash&Jaye

    November 2018 AOS Filers

    Pup woke us up at 4am this morning. But it was worth it because I checked our status and our interview has been scheduled!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🎉❤️
  9. 19 points
    1. MAGA cap 2. T-shirt that says "Relax, Gringo -- I'm Legal!"
  10. 18 points
    JM&MM

    Case Complete to Interview June 2019

    Yeayyy We got Visa approval in Riga embassy. Just had an interview 1h ago. Came little bit before time and waited additional 30min because of previous person. I should be able to pick up my Visa tomorrow afternoon. Questions asked- Who is pettitoner? When we met? how we met? How long we are married? What my husband do for work? Where we are planning to move in the USA? What I do for work? Thank you everyone for your help and support in this journey. I know I will need later again it when changing to 10 year GC. Thanks and good luck to all of you!
  11. 18 points
    I got good news to begin my crazy day at work today. Visa was approved for my wife. She said interview lasted only 3 minutes which included only 3 questions and small talk. Overall, she found it to be smooth. Consulate: Accra Q1. How did we meet? Q2.How did husband initially go to the USA? Q3. Has she traveled outside Ghana before? Thanks to everyone for your help and contributions. All the best to you all in your process and forthcoming interviews.
  12. 17 points
    Recieved our IL TODAY CC MAY 17 PD MAY 25 IL JULY 22 Intview Aug 26, 7:30 am Ankara embassy Finally...
  13. 17 points
    Omgggg. We got the interview date! June 27th! Embassy is Ho Chi Minh City. Pd 7/17/18 CC 5/1/19
  14. 17 points
    Hi guys, Just wanted to tell you about my experience during my visa interview. First, let me provide a bit of background. When I was 15 years old I overstated my visa in the US with my Italian passport. I left with a volunteer departure before I meet the one year mark. So, today was my visa interview at embassy in Santo Domingo. I was so nervous but my husband came to accompany me during the process. We get in and stand in line to provide some documents, that process took about an hour. Afterwards sent us to wait for our interview. We did not wait 10 mins when we were called. The consul first asked us to provide all the evidence we had for our marriage. We provided a photo album, flight records, money sent, among other documents. He probably took 2 minutes looking through those when the questions started. He asked the following questions: 1- tell me about your relationship history. 2- he asked my husband how many times he has traveled to see me. 3- where have I travel and how long I've stayed at each location. 4- who my husband lived with. 5- was I ever arrested or detained by a police officer or immigration. (During this questions I explained that I was stopped by an immigration officer during my over stay) 6-where was I heading when I was stopped. 7-with who was I living during my stay and what did I do during that time. After we have answered all the questions, we waited approximately 20 mins. Then, he came back with my passport and a paper and said the worst thing in the world..."Unfortunately, you have a ten year penalty for over staying your visa. Your visa has been denied, you need to contact USCIS if you wish to continue with your case" At this moment, I was in shock. I could not say anything... Honestly I was about to cry. Then my husband said "excuse me, may I ask you a question. Does the ten year penalty applies to her even if she was a minor during that time?" (We had done the research regarding this topic before applying for the visa) The consul seemed confused and took the paperwork and passport. We then waited for a few more minutes while him and his colleague reviewed something on the computer. Then he asked again if I was deported which I explained to him again that it was a volunteer departure. I provide the paperwork, he makes a copy and says "this information changes our decision, congratulations your visa has been approved!!" I am so happy but this has been a Rollercoaster of emotions. This taught us that they could make mistakes and is very important to be well informed. I hope this helps.
  15. 17 points
    AftM89

    Case Complete to Interview June 2019

    Passport and packet picked up✅ Tickets bought✅ Ready to be be reunited with my child,will bring POE review after arrival we using Atlanta.... Good vibes to all waiting for interviews,may you prevail and be reunited....👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
  16. 16 points
    Heyyyy everyone Hubby just call and played a huge joke on me saying he was rejected, then I started crying he said Nono love I’m just playing a joke “I was approved “ I told him not funny I’m gonna kill you when you get off the plane.😂😂 I’m so happy and over joyed Allah I’m so thankful for him I been up praying all night I’m so sleepy. But thanks to all my peeps on VJ I thank all of you for the support especially the ones I always inbox privately god bless you all.🙏🏽😘 Visa pick up is Tuesday next week inshallah.🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
  17. 16 points
    We got approved today, questions were asked: who is calling you , what i do, where do i live ,how do we met with timeline,when and where we got married,who came from my side /how many people came to attend the wedding,is this her first marriage,did she ever applied for us visa before or does she ever travel outside india ,where we went for honeymoon then she was asked to show wedding album in which officer went on some pics and asked who are they and how they are related and then after typing for few minutes she said those golden words that your visa is approved .whole interview lasts for 10 minutes ,we went there by 6:45 am and they let us get in by 7:30 and were done by 10:30 am .overall it was good experience just be confident and thats what my wife did she answered all questions straight forward with confident and honestly .we went well prepared and had all documents to support or backup any of their questions and I wish good luck to all who are waiting either to get interview dates or who already got the dates ,hopefully you will all get approved and be with your love one's soon. Also they will try to trick u like asking same questions again so be aware haha Here is our timeline: PD:May 7th ,2018 CC: Mar 13th ,2019 Interview: may 6th ,2019 Result : Approved
  18. 16 points
    Kanene

    Case Complete to Interview June 2019

    My visa was approved yesterday CR1 and my marriage has passed 2yrs joining my wife this same month all thanks to God because it wa not an easy journey .
  19. 16 points
    Hari_npl

    Case Complete to Interview May 2019

    I would like to thank all of you visa journey members. Without you guys, I would have missed much preparations. It was good and comforting sharing our experiences along the way. So went through the interview process, no big surprises just like our other friends experiences. Question asked were: 1. When did you know get to know your spouse? 2. How did you know your spouse? 3. when did we get married? 4. when did your spouse go USA? 5. In which visa category? 6. Which major was he enrolled in? 7. was he married before? 8. Does your spouse have any children? These were the questions and got approved right there and then. Asked when should i expect my passport, officer said in about a week or little longer. Once again thank you visa journey family. I am so thankful to you all. Yes. Thank you for all your help.
  20. 15 points
    Roel

    2nd K-1, any restrictions?

    So they are all looking for a gateway to America and green card. 😛 Your second post raise even more flags. But you do you, dude.
  21. 15 points
    TogoAfrica

    November 2018 AOS Filers

    I can’t believe this!!! WHAT DOES THIS MEAN!!!???? Is it REAL!! OUR INTERVIEW WAS SCHEDULED!! Frustrated and I don’t know why but after coming on VJ and seeing everyone still waiting and the numbers of days so high. I just automatically went to the USCIS app. And of course it told me nothing. Then my hand accidentally swiped down and my screen was refreshed....and now it says MY INTERVIEW WAS SCHEDULED!!! Yesterday!!! Letter in the mail with our interview date. Does this really mean we will be having our interview soon, like in the next month? I thought I read about how some said theirs said interview ready to be scheduled and have been waiting months and no word. But this actually says interview was scheduled!! We went from it saying fingerprint received to interview was scheduled! Does this really mean we will have our interview soon!!! Ohhhh please!!!! Ohhhh please!!!! 171 days waiting for work cards and that wait seems to continue....but we never once thought we would get notification about our I 485 since we live in maine and it says it is a 11-22 month wait for that. But my screen says our interview was scheduled!!! Ohhhh I hope this is true!!! If this is real we will be checking our mail box every day waiting for the letter and date to arrive!! Any advice on what we should do next??
  22. 15 points
    Bynx24

    Want to file divorce its urgent

    It seems that way , very sad situation, just another point to keep in mind with dealing with these high fraud country individuals, they will have a child for papers and even leave them as not wanted after they fufill their purpose. Sad sad. OP, you can terminate your rights but keep in mind that child support will still be a responsibility. SMH
  23. 15 points
    Paul & Mary

    Want to file divorce its urgent

    Yes but you should be expecting to pay child support.
  24. 15 points
    I would not want to promote false security. The truth is that are no benefits in delaying filing for adjustment of status. I am sure it was certainly not pleasant for your wife waiting so long......... a K-1 immigrant who waits until after his/her I-94 has expired is unlawfully present in the US and subject (technically) to deportation..... Congratulations.............
  25. 15 points
    Visa collected yesterday. Hunting plane tickets. All the best to all with upcoming interviews and those waiting to get scheduled.
  26. 15 points
    Nicola and Jordan

    MARCH 2019 - AOS Filers

    Anyone else find it EXTRA annoying when you put a comment about your USCIS status and someone always has to put ‘There are people from January 1989 still waiting so calm down’. Yes Susan I am well aware of this as most of us here have been on the K1 or Spousal journey so we know how it works so calm yourself down, we are still allowed to talk about our case too 🙄🙄🙄🙄 Not been directed at me yet but I’ve seen it on others and man does it wind me up. Rant over, have a nice evening y’all 😂😂😂😂
  27. 15 points
    Ohmygosssshhh!!! I received email from USCIS. New Site says "Case was approved"!! I and my fiance is so happy! NOA1 - Feb 7 / NOA2 - April 29. I am praying for more Feb approvals too!! Godbless us all!! 😇😄
  28. 15 points
    Sailormooon

    MARCH 2019 - AOS Filers

    Just received my interview letter! It's scheduled for JUNE 6TH! Wohoo! The letter says 'Request for applicant to appear for initial interview' - What do they mean by initial? Do we have another interview? Confused.
  29. 15 points
    AftM89

    Case Complete to Interview May 2019

    Visa issued!!!! Collecting Thursday!!!!
  30. 15 points
    Yay! Our case just got approved! Approved on 04/23/19 according to the old site. Just got the notification a few minutes ago. I'm thrilled and this has happened so much sooner than I expected. My latest VisaJourney estimate was 06/07/19! Here's to hoping everyone else gets theirs approved soon! Edit - no RFE either, which is a relief. Current Milestones (on my timeline too) I-129F Filing: 02/01/19 NOA1: 02/04/19 NOA2: 04/23/19
  31. 15 points
    JFH

    Skipping conditional green card

    If risking being out of status is your thing, then why not? The longer you postpone AOS, the longer you are out of status. Why anyone would consider that to be a good thing in this current political climate is beyond me.
  32. 14 points
    Just got our interview lenter too. June 17...CC May 7...congratulations everyone on interviews
  33. 14 points
    Just received our interview date for Montreal. PD: 7/11/18 CC: 3/29/19 Date notified: 5/16/19 Interview date: 6/10/19
  34. 14 points
    Had the interview today and get approved. 🎊🎉🎉 Questions were asked: -what state are you going to? -what does your husband works? -how much he makes? -if i ever traveled before -if we have children -how i know to speak english -what major i study in uni -if iam planning to study there -asked for 2018 tax returns -asked to show pictures and then she said that your visa in approved and i can collect it from aramex within a week good luck for everyone waiting hope this process end soon
  35. 14 points
    Interview was today and we were approved!!! I was at the interview with my husband I think the interviewer asked me more questions than my husband lol... He asked how we met and the first time I went to visit my husband, If I had kids with my husband, if I had kids, what’s the age of my youngest daughter, also asked my husband the age of my youngest daughter, his daughter’s age, and if he’s been to the United States before? The interview was no more than 10 minutes.. Happy is done!!!
  36. 14 points
    My husband had his interview today in DR and was approved! I’m so happy. It was a long road. Finally our one year old can bond with his dad. If it weren’t for this website I don’t think I would have been able to do this. Thank you to everyone. And to those waiting, it’s hard but hang on because there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
  37. 14 points
    God answered my prayers this morning! Today I received the interview date for my husband!!!! God is wonderful and I know that what he did for me he will do for all those waiting!!
  38. 14 points
    Jorgedig

    K-1 proof of meeting?

    So he hasn't met her yet, plans to go for a casual drink in Mexico, take some pics, and he already knows he wants to marry her? That sounds like a green card arrangement to me.
  39. 14 points
    missileman

    Do not Ignore Obvious Signs

    When I found the "right one", I lost all need to get that kind of attention....
  40. 14 points
    JFH

    RFE i130 that is not valid

    Spell it out for them in simple terms. Write a timeline like this: On May 7, 2005 petitioner David Smith married Mary Jones. On July 21, 2013 the marriage between petitioner David Smith and Mary Jones was lawfully terminated. See enclosed divorce decree. On September 7, 2017 petitioner David Smith married beneficiary Jane Doe. This is the beneficiary’s first and only marriage. See enclosed marriage certificate.
  41. 14 points
    Beverlyr

    Case Complete to Interview June 2019

    Hello all! I got my Cr1 interview yesterday in Bogota, Colombia and got approved!!! I was worried because my husband and cosponsor filed a tax extension so I didn't have the 2018 transcripts, but everything went smooth and the officer didn't ask for any tax documents from 2018. Good luck to everyone in your incoming interviews and those who still waiting for the appointment.🤗
  42. 14 points
    Boiler

    AOS on ESTA (already filed CR1)

    Please do not post misleading info.
  43. 14 points
    JFH

    Moving to the U.S. with my boyfriend

    You’re 18. We’ve all been 18. I’m almost old enough to have an 18-year-old grandchild. Despite what you might believe, you don’t know much about real life yet. Going to college is a good idea. It teaches you a lot about life and helps you realize how little you know at this stage. Focus on building stability in your life, financial stability is important, especially in the country where how much you earn determines almost every aspect of your life. The Land of The Free? Even basic healthcare isn’t free here. You’re in for a shock.
  44. 13 points
    Hi everyone waiting on Lagos and everyone else waiting on their respective countries too. I just wanted to share how I feel. Sometimes in this waiting I am sad as I wait to be reunited with my husband; the man given to me by God who ordained our relationship. We all keep ourselves busy with day to day life with this longing always lingering in the background. But praise God, our Lord, who loves us with perfect love. Who has every good intention for our lives. For our God is intentional. This hurdle that is in front of us will be thrown into the mist of the sea. Far be it from us to not have faith even when our anguish may sometimes keep our eyes from seeing the good end God has already done in our lives. He has done it. “Through it all, my eyes are on You. And through it all it is well, Lord.” Patiently wait on God and let it be well with your soul. We will not be cut off from our expected end. Proverbs 23:18 KJV
  45. 13 points
    Bure

    MARCH 2019 - AOS Filers

    Just checked the mailbox, AOS Interview Scheduled for June 19!😵😵😵 Amazing!!! Three/Four months?!! God is great.
  46. 13 points
    Hey u guys I finally received interview letter alhamdullilah. CC MARCH 29TH interview : June 7th
  47. 13 points
    Eve2017

    Case Complete to Interview June 2019

    Today thanks the lord was my husband interview in Santo Domingo and after a long wait finally we got APPROVED 😁😁🙏🏼🙏🏼It was simple and fast but I answered all the questions and everything when smooth. 1. When and where we met 2 who introduced us 3 how long we have being two get her as and how many years of marriage we have together. 4. If we have kids together or separate 5. How many times have I travel to the country after meeting him
  48. 13 points
    Thanks for sharing your story. I'm sure it will be reassuring for those who are in similar circumstances and filed AOS late (not just everybody telling them it wouldn't be an issue already). That said, it does need to be made clear that it is very unwise to wait so long to file for AOS: Inability to work or travel abroad (and return). Emergencies do happen. Luckily none happened in your case. Being out of status (91st day onward) is never a good thing. She never got caught. Not everybody is so lucky. Even if ICE doesn't pursue removal proceedings, the detainment and followup experience is quite unpleasant. And costly if they do issue an NTA. Had your marriage not worked out, she would have no means to stay in the US and also have had a 10 year bar upon exit from the US. It's irresponsible to risk putting somebody through that. Nobody plans for a marriage to fall apart, but leaving somebody in that position in case it does is not a good situation. Delayed eligibility for citizenship.
  49. 13 points
    lotusflower16

    MARCH 2019 - AOS Filers

    Just checked it. Interview scheduled for June 4th!! No update online yet though.
  50. 13 points
    You should relax and enjoy a few cold beer. Her plan isn't all upside either. She probably got her AP a lot later than your wife. If something had come up in the meantime that absolutely required her to travel home, she would've had to abandon the AOS process. But yes it appears her floating time out-of-status paid of handsomely. Also, your wife will be able to file N400 sooner than her (three years from when one first becomes a green card holder, 2 or 10 years is irrelevant).
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