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  1. They need the original divorce decree - the entire document. I attended the interview with my husband and they returned it to me after the interview.
  2. You need to have a plan in place for how you intend to pay for his medical care. Paying out of pocket for physicals and prescription medications is one thing, but paying for hospitalization or long term care is a whole different thing. If the cost of insurance seemed atrocious that is nothing compared to what you will pay out of pocket for a visit to the emergency room or in patient hospital care. I understand that the quality of care might be different here, but if he can't get what he needs because the cost is prohibitive then he may be better off at home.
  3. Yes - my now husband did his K1 through Bucharest Romania. It has been a few years now - did you have a particular question about the consulate in Romania?
  4. Wow so Romania is the only one? sorry I didn't read thru all 4 pages to see that someone else had responded from Romania. I wonder why its the only one that requires it. I know we needed it again for AOS and ROC - guess its a Romanian thing
  5. I was the petitioner and they asked for copies of my full divorce decree at the interview as well.
  6. She can not enter on a non-immigrant visa with the intent to adjust her status - that is fraud. Make sure you have a plan for providing health care for your mother once she immigrates.
  7. I was wondering the same thing!
  8. Re-entry at immigration is not the problem - Without the stamp in your passport the airline can deny you boarding. My husband was refused a boarding pass when we were coming home from vacation and he was traveling with a Valid AP/EAD combo card. USCIS had recently started issuing the combo card at the time and the airline was not familiar with it and wanted to see a valid unexpired green card. If the airline thinks there is a chance you will be denied entry, they can refuse to allow you to board.
  9. https://www.visajourney.com/content/k1flow/ He should apply for his SS# after he arrives. If you wait until the 194 expires then he will have to wait until the EAD is approved. The flow chart is pretty helpful
  10. Yes he will need to wait until he gets his EAD, and then the expiration date on his license will be the same as the EAD expiration date so he will need to renew it when he gets his green card and then again when the green card expires.
  11. You should be fine to go a head and send it. There is no way to know for sure how long it will take to get the initial approval. Like others have stated it's good for 6 months after the medical. My husband went through the consulate at Bucharest and If you look at my time line ( I know it's been 7 years ago) you will see that we applied in November and while we got the approval in April, it took another month to get the petition from NVC to the consulate, and then another month to get the medical and interview scheduled. It was almost 3 months from the approval of the petition until the interview/visa was issued. As Payxibka said, you can slow the process down, but you can't speed it up.
  12. There is no additional fee for filing the advance parole document, not sure why you wouldn't file it. There is no way to know how long it will take to get the green card. From what I understand the average wait is longer than 3 months depending on your local office. It really doesn't take that much time to fill out. I would apply for it just in case it takes longer than you are anticipating for the green card
  13. What is the possible Eligibility Criteria in any state? There are some basic rules for eligibility. 1. Must have lost job with no fault of his theirs 2. Must be totally or partially unemployed. 3. Must have received enough wages during the base period to establish a claim 4. Must be physically able to work, available for work, and actively seeking suitable work. 5. Meet eligibility requirements each week benefits are claimed. To learn more check unemployment eligibility article A “base period” is four consecutive calendar quarters that fall within the 18 month period before establishing a new benefit year. This is from the state of MO unemployment website. It states the above are criteria for eligibility for any state. I doubt she would qualify under #3. Pretty much she would have had to be continuously employed for the last year.
  14. I understand that. I wanted to post the entire paragraph so you could get all the information. The most relevant part is that each person must qualify on their own . Your wife will need to be a permanent resident for 5 years. Keep in mind that is five years from the date her green card is issued. It has been taking up to a year for AOS.
  15. Unlike employer-sponsored group coverage, your spouse cannot get Medicare based on your Medicare eligibility if he or she does not otherwise qualify for Medicare coverage. Your spouse must qualify for Medicare by age or disability to receive Medicare coverage. The minimum age for Medicare eligibility is 65 years old unless you qualify through disability or certain conditions. You must be either an American citizen or legal permanent resident of at least five continuous years. If your spouse is under 65 but has been receiving disability benefits from Social Security or the Railroad Retirement Board for 24 months, he or she will automatically qualify for Medicare in the 25th month of receiving disability benefits. Your spouse may also qualify for Medicare before 65 through end-stage renal disease or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease). If none of the above situations apply, your spouse may have to wait until age 65 to be eligible for Medicare. In the meantime, if your spouse doesn’t have coverage through an employer, he or she may be able to purchase health insurance through a private insurance broker like eHealth https://www.ehealthmedicare.com/faq/will-spouse-of-62-receive-medicare-if-im-65/
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