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How to prepare to moving - Savings, plans, steps
7:48 pm June 25, 2022



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Hi everyone!!

So, I was reading this thread

Cause it's something that really worries me... We applied for the k1 (yeah... I know.... and as many of us here, I wasn't aware of the many, many cons), and we are waiting for the NOA2.

I'm the beneficiary, and I worked all my adult life. A lot.

Also, I've been married before. I got married very young (first year of college) and earned my financial independence over the years, as I grew professionally. So, it was a natural course spliting the bills and life costs. It's really hard to see myself having to go back on those...

As I was reading the recommendations, I was thinking:

- How you guys prepared financially and professionally for the moving? Did the beneficiary had savings?

The schools, hobbies, and all that, have costs. I don't feel comfortable doing those things on the expenses of my fiance... And I think that could be a very stressful issue for us. Specially not knowing how long it will take to have my EA...

- Did the moving changed the dynamic of the relationship? In terms of the petitioner feeling overwhelmed to support the spouse for, maybe, years, or the beneficiary feeling trapped because of the limitations

- Is there anything I should be aware or could do in advance to prepare myself to a better and easier transition? I'm a very independent woman, and I think would be really hard to have to rely on my fiance for every little thing...

- Has the "money talk" been stressfull during the AOS time? What usually are the expectations of the petioner (asking in terms of cultural differences)? Like, is expected the one staying at home doing all house work, cooking, cleaning?

Sorry for the long post. Of course I've talked with my fiance about all of that many times. But it's hard to know the reality before living it.

So, any advices and sharing experiences are very welcomed!!

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Change of address
1:51 pm June 17, 2022



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Do I have to update my change of address at uscis, being the beneficiary?

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Applying to 12 years old child
2:12 am June 8, 2022



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My child 12 years old living outside of US is coming to visit me for about 30 days in US. (I am US citizen)

I want to apply to his citizenship at the same time that he is here visiting me, but he will not live here at this moment.

Should I have one I-130 and another I-845?

Should I apply in advance or wait him to be here in US?

Another question :) as I understand he will be automatically considered citizen and not a GC right?

I wish I could do all the paperwork here in US as the embassy is far away from where he lives in.

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Working & Traveling when 2-year Green Card Expires
4:03 pm June 6, 2022

brandon stone

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My wife just got her conditional green card for 2 years after getting her K1. When it expires in 2 years, how will she be able to work and drive legally when it expires and we wait for her 10 year GC?

Looking for some help!


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I-751 typographical error, name change
10:47 am June 3, 2022



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I'm sharing a recent experience with USCIS for others who may be feeling frustrated with the process to correct errors or any similar problem. My husband's I-751 was filed more than a year ago, and when the I-797 was received a couple of weeks later, with the initial 18 month extension, his name on the I-797 was not spelled correctly. It was a minor error, only one letter was wrong, so we figured he could correct it at the biometrics appointment, which happened in August of last year. At biometrics, he corrected the spelling on the form and told the person processing his case. They said they could not make the correction, which seemed strange. It seemed logical to me that the biometrics staff would see the error on the I-797 and biometrics letter, because the green card, passport, I-751, and driver's license are all correct, so why would they not simply make the correction when doing biometrics? The first attempt to fix this error after biometrics was via the online USCIS typographical error feature, which he did and then we waited. Nothing in reply. Months went by. The 24 month extension I-797 arrived and had the same name spelling error. Another typographical error request was submitted online in late April of this year. Again, no response. In late May we sent a letter to the Missouri Service Center, to the address listed on the I-797, requesting the name spelling correction, and included photocopies of both I-797s, the biometrics appointment letter, and green card. He also asked USCIS in the letter to link his I-751 case to his USCIS online account. Because of the spelling error, the I-751 documents and status were not linked to his account, even though the A numbers and date of birth on the I-751 and original CR-1 case were the same. All of this confirms the incompetence of USCIS, which seems to happen to many people. Yesterday, the USCIS case status showed "name was updated" for the I-751 receipt number. Finally something positive! We're hoping to receive a new extension letter soon with the corrected name because we are going to Canada for vacation in two weeks and don't want to have problems returning to the US because of the error. If the I-751 is not linked to his online USCIS account in the next few weeks, he will try to call and speak to a tier two officer. In the meantime, we are hoping for a waiver of the ROC interview based on the new guidance and our very strong ROC package (more than 500 pages of quality evidence). He will file for naturalization in August, at the 3-year mark of his entering the US as an LPR and living together as a married couple. Lesson learned in our case: sending USCIS a formal letter with documentation got a quick response and action while the online typographical error tool did nothing. Good luck everyone with this long, frustrating process!


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