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    Phil & Alla got a reaction from Matisyahu in phoenix arizona relliaable civil surgeon   
    He charged us 40.00 to complete the I-693, plus the cost of vaccinations.
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    Phil & Alla got a reaction from KayDeeCee in originals or photocopies?   
    Do not send originals of anything unless specifically asked, things do get lost --- look at "tips" on USCIS's website
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    Phil & Alla got a reaction from bmiles62 in Fiance Visa   
    I used Rapid and was very happy with the job they did and their support, if you called you got a live person and got the question answered-- it is not a scam. However after being on this site and knowing what I know now, I could have saved 300.00 and did it myself. At first it all seems a bit intimidating, but if you take the time and read the guides here and the embassy website, it is not difficult. There are many people here that have completed the process and are always willing to answer a question. I am sure there are good attorneys out there but there are many horror stories told on this site of attorneys making mistakes and the delay time it adds dealing with an attorney. Good luck!!
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    Phil & Alla got a reaction from Pitaya in What Evidence do I need to show at the Interview for my AOS   
    The safest thing is to have everything that is required/listed on the I-797C under "you must bring the following items with you". In my case they did not look at one document/photo I brought, only my wife's passport and he asked a lot of questions. Other members have been asked for most of the documents on the list. It just depends on the I/O and what you have previously submitted. My folder was about 4 inches thick and a waste of time, but had I not been prepared they would have asked for the moon
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    Phil & Alla got a reaction from Ontarkie in Filing for the kids the same time has my fiance....   
    If you meet the income requirements, I would suggest to file the K1 to include his children. In the long run it will be less paperwork and way less headaches:) Good luck
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    Phil & Alla got a reaction from Mithmeoi in WHAT TO DO IF I HAVE NOT MET MY FIANCEE IN PERSON PRIOR TO FILING   
    He did not meet the requirements of meeting in person within the two year time frame when he filed the K1. In turn he cannot provide evidence that he had met her in that time frame. Because he did not meet the requirements when it was filed, it seems best to withdraw it.
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    Phil & Alla got a reaction from TnJ in WHAT TO DO IF I HAVE NOT MET MY FIANCEE IN PERSON PRIOR TO FILING   
    He did not meet the requirements of meeting in person within the two year time frame when he filed the K1. In turn he cannot provide evidence that he had met her in that time frame. Because he did not meet the requirements when it was filed, it seems best to withdraw it.
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    Phil & Alla got a reaction from muna12 in CR1 question   
    Why risk anything, just change Facebook
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    Phil & Alla got a reaction from jimnlena in CR1 question   
    Why risk anything, just change Facebook
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    Phil & Alla got a reaction from didopage in how to update timelines   
    You have an NOA1 and it will tell you what service center it went to.
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    Phil & Alla got a reaction from Ivie & Eguagie in Do relationships survive this?   
    It depends on MANY things. The 50% answer above is a bit depressing I will say, talking on Skype, email and short visits is a lot different than living with a person 24/7. Life is a gamble and I am glad I did what I have done
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    Phil & Alla got a reaction from didopage in AOS final check before filing   
    You will need a copy of your marriage certificate with you packet.
    Although your medical was done in the last year, you need to send a copy of the DS-3025 and if you do not have that you will need an I-693 (vaccination portion) completed by a civil surgeon.
    Make sure to put the name and A# on the backs of the passport photos.
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    Phil & Alla got a reaction from didopage in AOS Medical Exam   
    Yes you will need another complete medical examine by a civil surgeon here in the USA since your previous medical has been over the one year.
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    Phil & Alla got a reaction from Jason and Shifa in What are typical reasons for I485 denial?   
    And we might be able to help you better
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    Phil & Alla got a reaction from isa30 in What are typical reasons for I485 denial?   
    And we might be able to help you better
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    Phil & Alla got a reaction from pddp in A Nightmare from Kyiv   
    Just reading your post was refreshing and at some point I will also post some of my contempt for the visa process, and risk some bashing. As far as your “high horse” it is not high enough for me. No we are not entitled nor have the right to have a loved one immigrate here, but as you put it we are American Citizens and have the right to answers from our government. It is the intent the government works for us and we should always demand answers. In Barron’s post “they are doing the job they are trained to do” is correct, but to take 10 weeks to do it and not give any indication what is going on is a bit outrageous.
    As far as your situation like you I sent ample documentation with Alla to her interview, to the point the guards teased her a bit on the amount she had; they only requested the forms (I-130 and DS forms) from her and never even looked at any of the financial documents, or proof of the ongoing relationship. From my experience it appears that they intended to issue a visa and that is why her passport was taken. Also from what I know I would also guess that it has nothing to do with the package of documents you provided, rather something that came up on a data base, but you deserve and should demand some type of answer, to be able to correct something or start over again. To investigate something for 10 weeks is a bit over the top, I solved homicides in less time. It sounds like you have taken the right path and done all you can; I would say keep on them with calls and emails. The only other thing is maybe call 20/20 or Dateline or even a local new station – they always like stories about an average citizen getting stonewalled by the government. Good luck I was I had better advice for you!!
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    Phil & Alla got a reaction from N M in What are my chances? Prostitution charge and used a alias.   
    From a law enforcement point of view:
    I can only speak about California where I was in law enforcement for 26 years, so not knowing the state this occurred in, it is hard to determine the crimes committed.
    The act of prostitution in most states is a misdemeanor, however once a person uses another’s name other than their own, it is not identity theft, it is providing false information to a peace office, also a misdemeanor in most states. Now if the name given is that of a true person and that person could suffer any determent from the act of her name being used falsely, such as being prosecuted for a crime they did not commit, which appears to be the case here, it becomes a felony.
    Now here it says the case was dropped but, her friend is trying to get the case “expunged”. The only thing that can be expunged is a criminal convection, so from what has been said, the friend was convicted, the case was not dropped. Yes you were right in telling the I/O you were not charged, but they did not know who you were because you did not give your true name at the time of the arrest.
    You are right, there is no criminal record in your “real name”, but you were arrested and the crime could not be prosecuted with you, because of giving another’s name. Now that your true identity is known and if a case is pursued by law enforcement you will likely be arrested on the original charge of prostitution or a warrant will be issued for your arrest and the additional charges as sought by the law enforcement.
    I am not even going to get into the Visa process, but from my point of view, there is a clear case of deception and that is apparent to USCIS. Day Dreamer, not to sound mean, but your troubles have just begun with law enforcement now that your true identity is known.
    The only way you can start to fix this is, get a good lawyer, or go to the law enforcement agency that arrested you and tell them what has happened and own up to what you did, the truth is always best, good luck.
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    Phil & Alla got a reaction from Moomin in What are my chances? Prostitution charge and used a alias.   
    From a law enforcement point of view:
    I can only speak about California where I was in law enforcement for 26 years, so not knowing the state this occurred in, it is hard to determine the crimes committed.
    The act of prostitution in most states is a misdemeanor, however once a person uses another’s name other than their own, it is not identity theft, it is providing false information to a peace office, also a misdemeanor in most states. Now if the name given is that of a true person and that person could suffer any determent from the act of her name being used falsely, such as being prosecuted for a crime they did not commit, which appears to be the case here, it becomes a felony.
    Now here it says the case was dropped but, her friend is trying to get the case “expunged”. The only thing that can be expunged is a criminal convection, so from what has been said, the friend was convicted, the case was not dropped. Yes you were right in telling the I/O you were not charged, but they did not know who you were because you did not give your true name at the time of the arrest.
    You are right, there is no criminal record in your “real name”, but you were arrested and the crime could not be prosecuted with you, because of giving another’s name. Now that your true identity is known and if a case is pursued by law enforcement you will likely be arrested on the original charge of prostitution or a warrant will be issued for your arrest and the additional charges as sought by the law enforcement.
    I am not even going to get into the Visa process, but from my point of view, there is a clear case of deception and that is apparent to USCIS. Day Dreamer, not to sound mean, but your troubles have just begun with law enforcement now that your true identity is known.
    The only way you can start to fix this is, get a good lawyer, or go to the law enforcement agency that arrested you and tell them what has happened and own up to what you did, the truth is always best, good luck.
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    Phil & Alla got a reaction from Liz&Nate in Immigration Attorney   
    Maybe an alternative, kind of splitting it down the middle. I use Rapid Visa and was extremely happy with the site and staff. I just typed in the requested information, their program puts the information on the forms and then they reviewed it when I was done. I printed it and where I needed to insert things it had specific instructions what to do. There would have been no problems, but there were some spelling errors in some names that Alla provided me, but no fault of theirs. The staff there helped me a great deal with questions either by calling or emails. Knowing what I know now, I agree with most that it is not that hard, but Rapid made it VERY easy for me and they also provided me with the completed interview forms needed also. Ben there is a GREAT guy and I always got a person when I called. Like you in the beginning I felt a bit intimidated with the paperwork involved.
    After the application is turned in to USCIS, an attorney can really do nothing more than you can, unless there was a problem. This site has GREAT information and people who will help you.
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    Phil & Alla got a reaction from Harsh_77 in What are my chances? Prostitution charge and used a alias.   
    From a law enforcement point of view:
    I can only speak about California where I was in law enforcement for 26 years, so not knowing the state this occurred in, it is hard to determine the crimes committed.
    The act of prostitution in most states is a misdemeanor, however once a person uses another’s name other than their own, it is not identity theft, it is providing false information to a peace office, also a misdemeanor in most states. Now if the name given is that of a true person and that person could suffer any determent from the act of her name being used falsely, such as being prosecuted for a crime they did not commit, which appears to be the case here, it becomes a felony.
    Now here it says the case was dropped but, her friend is trying to get the case “expunged”. The only thing that can be expunged is a criminal convection, so from what has been said, the friend was convicted, the case was not dropped. Yes you were right in telling the I/O you were not charged, but they did not know who you were because you did not give your true name at the time of the arrest.
    You are right, there is no criminal record in your “real name”, but you were arrested and the crime could not be prosecuted with you, because of giving another’s name. Now that your true identity is known and if a case is pursued by law enforcement you will likely be arrested on the original charge of prostitution or a warrant will be issued for your arrest and the additional charges as sought by the law enforcement.
    I am not even going to get into the Visa process, but from my point of view, there is a clear case of deception and that is apparent to USCIS. Day Dreamer, not to sound mean, but your troubles have just begun with law enforcement now that your true identity is known.
    The only way you can start to fix this is, get a good lawyer, or go to the law enforcement agency that arrested you and tell them what has happened and own up to what you did, the truth is always best, good luck.
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    Phil & Alla got a reaction from Boiler in What are my chances? Prostitution charge and used a alias.   
    From a law enforcement point of view:
    I can only speak about California where I was in law enforcement for 26 years, so not knowing the state this occurred in, it is hard to determine the crimes committed.
    The act of prostitution in most states is a misdemeanor, however once a person uses another’s name other than their own, it is not identity theft, it is providing false information to a peace office, also a misdemeanor in most states. Now if the name given is that of a true person and that person could suffer any determent from the act of her name being used falsely, such as being prosecuted for a crime they did not commit, which appears to be the case here, it becomes a felony.
    Now here it says the case was dropped but, her friend is trying to get the case “expunged”. The only thing that can be expunged is a criminal convection, so from what has been said, the friend was convicted, the case was not dropped. Yes you were right in telling the I/O you were not charged, but they did not know who you were because you did not give your true name at the time of the arrest.
    You are right, there is no criminal record in your “real name”, but you were arrested and the crime could not be prosecuted with you, because of giving another’s name. Now that your true identity is known and if a case is pursued by law enforcement you will likely be arrested on the original charge of prostitution or a warrant will be issued for your arrest and the additional charges as sought by the law enforcement.
    I am not even going to get into the Visa process, but from my point of view, there is a clear case of deception and that is apparent to USCIS. Day Dreamer, not to sound mean, but your troubles have just begun with law enforcement now that your true identity is known.
    The only way you can start to fix this is, get a good lawyer, or go to the law enforcement agency that arrested you and tell them what has happened and own up to what you did, the truth is always best, good luck.
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    Phil & Alla got a reaction from LIFE'SJOURNEY in What are my chances? Prostitution charge and used a alias.   
    From a law enforcement point of view:
    I can only speak about California where I was in law enforcement for 26 years, so not knowing the state this occurred in, it is hard to determine the crimes committed.
    The act of prostitution in most states is a misdemeanor, however once a person uses another’s name other than their own, it is not identity theft, it is providing false information to a peace office, also a misdemeanor in most states. Now if the name given is that of a true person and that person could suffer any determent from the act of her name being used falsely, such as being prosecuted for a crime they did not commit, which appears to be the case here, it becomes a felony.
    Now here it says the case was dropped but, her friend is trying to get the case “expunged”. The only thing that can be expunged is a criminal convection, so from what has been said, the friend was convicted, the case was not dropped. Yes you were right in telling the I/O you were not charged, but they did not know who you were because you did not give your true name at the time of the arrest.
    You are right, there is no criminal record in your “real name”, but you were arrested and the crime could not be prosecuted with you, because of giving another’s name. Now that your true identity is known and if a case is pursued by law enforcement you will likely be arrested on the original charge of prostitution or a warrant will be issued for your arrest and the additional charges as sought by the law enforcement.
    I am not even going to get into the Visa process, but from my point of view, there is a clear case of deception and that is apparent to USCIS. Day Dreamer, not to sound mean, but your troubles have just begun with law enforcement now that your true identity is known.
    The only way you can start to fix this is, get a good lawyer, or go to the law enforcement agency that arrested you and tell them what has happened and own up to what you did, the truth is always best, good luck.
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    Phil & Alla got a reaction from Robert&Karen in What are my chances? Prostitution charge and used a alias.   
    From a law enforcement point of view:
    I can only speak about California where I was in law enforcement for 26 years, so not knowing the state this occurred in, it is hard to determine the crimes committed.
    The act of prostitution in most states is a misdemeanor, however once a person uses another’s name other than their own, it is not identity theft, it is providing false information to a peace office, also a misdemeanor in most states. Now if the name given is that of a true person and that person could suffer any determent from the act of her name being used falsely, such as being prosecuted for a crime they did not commit, which appears to be the case here, it becomes a felony.
    Now here it says the case was dropped but, her friend is trying to get the case “expunged”. The only thing that can be expunged is a criminal convection, so from what has been said, the friend was convicted, the case was not dropped. Yes you were right in telling the I/O you were not charged, but they did not know who you were because you did not give your true name at the time of the arrest.
    You are right, there is no criminal record in your “real name”, but you were arrested and the crime could not be prosecuted with you, because of giving another’s name. Now that your true identity is known and if a case is pursued by law enforcement you will likely be arrested on the original charge of prostitution or a warrant will be issued for your arrest and the additional charges as sought by the law enforcement.
    I am not even going to get into the Visa process, but from my point of view, there is a clear case of deception and that is apparent to USCIS. Day Dreamer, not to sound mean, but your troubles have just begun with law enforcement now that your true identity is known.
    The only way you can start to fix this is, get a good lawyer, or go to the law enforcement agency that arrested you and tell them what has happened and own up to what you did, the truth is always best, good luck.
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    Phil & Alla got a reaction from cdneh in What are my chances? Prostitution charge and used a alias.   
    From a law enforcement point of view:
    I can only speak about California where I was in law enforcement for 26 years, so not knowing the state this occurred in, it is hard to determine the crimes committed.
    The act of prostitution in most states is a misdemeanor, however once a person uses another’s name other than their own, it is not identity theft, it is providing false information to a peace office, also a misdemeanor in most states. Now if the name given is that of a true person and that person could suffer any determent from the act of her name being used falsely, such as being prosecuted for a crime they did not commit, which appears to be the case here, it becomes a felony.
    Now here it says the case was dropped but, her friend is trying to get the case “expunged”. The only thing that can be expunged is a criminal convection, so from what has been said, the friend was convicted, the case was not dropped. Yes you were right in telling the I/O you were not charged, but they did not know who you were because you did not give your true name at the time of the arrest.
    You are right, there is no criminal record in your “real name”, but you were arrested and the crime could not be prosecuted with you, because of giving another’s name. Now that your true identity is known and if a case is pursued by law enforcement you will likely be arrested on the original charge of prostitution or a warrant will be issued for your arrest and the additional charges as sought by the law enforcement.
    I am not even going to get into the Visa process, but from my point of view, there is a clear case of deception and that is apparent to USCIS. Day Dreamer, not to sound mean, but your troubles have just begun with law enforcement now that your true identity is known.
    The only way you can start to fix this is, get a good lawyer, or go to the law enforcement agency that arrested you and tell them what has happened and own up to what you did, the truth is always best, good luck.
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    Phil & Alla got a reaction from I AM NOT THAT GUY in What are my chances? Prostitution charge and used a alias.   
    From a law enforcement point of view:
    I can only speak about California where I was in law enforcement for 26 years, so not knowing the state this occurred in, it is hard to determine the crimes committed.
    The act of prostitution in most states is a misdemeanor, however once a person uses another’s name other than their own, it is not identity theft, it is providing false information to a peace office, also a misdemeanor in most states. Now if the name given is that of a true person and that person could suffer any determent from the act of her name being used falsely, such as being prosecuted for a crime they did not commit, which appears to be the case here, it becomes a felony.
    Now here it says the case was dropped but, her friend is trying to get the case “expunged”. The only thing that can be expunged is a criminal convection, so from what has been said, the friend was convicted, the case was not dropped. Yes you were right in telling the I/O you were not charged, but they did not know who you were because you did not give your true name at the time of the arrest.
    You are right, there is no criminal record in your “real name”, but you were arrested and the crime could not be prosecuted with you, because of giving another’s name. Now that your true identity is known and if a case is pursued by law enforcement you will likely be arrested on the original charge of prostitution or a warrant will be issued for your arrest and the additional charges as sought by the law enforcement.
    I am not even going to get into the Visa process, but from my point of view, there is a clear case of deception and that is apparent to USCIS. Day Dreamer, not to sound mean, but your troubles have just begun with law enforcement now that your true identity is known.
    The only way you can start to fix this is, get a good lawyer, or go to the law enforcement agency that arrested you and tell them what has happened and own up to what you did, the truth is always best, good luck.
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