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    a+j got a reaction from millefleur in DACA program bound to continue under current administration!   
    Just come across this news article and thought I'd share it with you guys: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/16/us/politics/trump-will-allow-dreamers-to-stay-in-us-reversing-campaign-promise.html?emc=edit_na_20170616&nl=breaking-news&nlid=56639413&ref=headline&_r=0
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    a+j got a reaction from Amhara in Thank you!   
    Well, it looks like the long process is over and I am a permanent resident for good!
    I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who helped in our K1 --> AOS --> ROC process. This website has been a gold mine of information and everything has gone very smooth thanks to all your help. We did not have a complicated case to start with, but navigating all the forms and various stages by ourselves would have been waaaay more difficult. I also hope I managed to help some in return as a contributor to the forums.
    To everyone whose immigration journey is still ongoing, best of luck with it!
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    a+j reacted to TBoneTX in ROC bonafide proof - taxes   
    Your list does appear solid. In addition to what you're sending, consider crafting wills, medical powers of attorney, and similar documents. These make excellent evidence for ROC, and they're even more crucial to have in "life."
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    a+j reacted to inqztve in ROC bonafide proof - taxes   
    My Lawyer submitted only transcripts in relation to taxes.
    In addition to items on your list here is what she filed:
    Copy of marriage certificate (don't know why she included this. Lot of people here say it's not required) Personal statement from my wife and me about our life for last 2 years Statement written by family and friends (my wife's parents, my brother, a friend of mine and our financial advisor who happens to be my wife's cousin) Lot of pictures together and with family, at different locations (trips, visiting family etc.) and settings (office party, wedding party, dinner party etc.) I gave her a lot of pics. She specifically picked the ones on trips and visiting with family and office parties, basically social settings and trips My wife's Facebook posts wherever she tagged me for last two years. Your list is solid in terms of financial co-mingling. I would add some more items for social settings.
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    a+j reacted to ala_tika in ROC bonafide proof - taxes   
    Hi,
    I think you've got some pretty good evidence going. You've got the financial co-mingling and residential covered. Like someone said earlier, no need for W2s with IRS transcripts. All the best and congrats on the birth of your daughter!!!
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    a+j reacted to Pitaya in ROC bonafide proof - taxes   
    Would suggest that you include copies of W2s and 1099MISCs with tax transcripts. Last month, we got an RFE related to our ROC petition, we only submitted the tax transcripts, the instructions are kinda vague, so go figure..... The RFE specifically wanted copies of all W2s and 1099MISCs with tax transcript(s) and/or complete tax return(s), for all applicable years.
    Our recently submitted RFE response was accepted, we received our GCs two days ago.
    Good luck on your immigration journey.
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    a+j reacted to Shauneg in ROC bonafide proof - taxes   
    Flr future reference so you can help others it goes like this.
    Tax transripts
    or
    W2s AND your tax returns ---must have both of there, one without the other won't cut it.
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    a+j got a reaction from khelke in Turkish Police Certificate for non-natioanls   
    I think posting this in the Regional forum (Europe & Eurasia) would increase your chances of getting a response. Good luck
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    a+j reacted to slangofoil in US spouse wishing to become a dual citizen   
    I find the seizing of someone's passport at POE to be highly suspect, but I admit to not having much knowledge of this particular area.
    I would jump at the chance to gain citizenship of an EU country. It would open so many doors in terms of where you could live and work.
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    a+j reacted to southcoast in US spouse wishing to become a dual citizen   
    I think it has to do with whether the country requires an oath of allegiance. This area is extremely complicated. I have looked for clear guidance on it many times and haven't found any. I would go to a lawyer expert in the area before I took a chance of losing my USC.
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    a+j reacted to yuna628 in US spouse wishing to become a dual citizen   
    There is nothing wrong in Dual Citizenship so long as you obtained that citizenship of another country without the intent of relinquishing your US citizenship. If you read further below in the link you will see the following:
    Dual nationality can also occur when a person is naturalized in a foreign state without intending to relinquish U.S. nationality and is thereafter found not to have lost U.S. nationality: the individual consequently may possess dual nationality. The U.S. Government does not encourage dual nationality. While recognizing the existence of dual nationality and permitting Americans to have other nationalities, the U.S. Government also recognizes the problems which it may cause.
    They may not encourage it, because there are several legal quagmires that may happen in terms of consular protection and international law, but they will not stop you or make too much of a problem for you so long as your intent was not to relinquish. Most commonly it would certainly not be rejected if obtained through marriage or birth. I am pretty sure you could call the DoS and hear this information directly from them. There are many successful dual citizens in this country: some that naturalized here and some that naturalized in other countries. I can't speak to the person's case that is having trouble however, but I do know there is a list of countries where it would not be allowed. My uncles and great-grandmothers were dual citizens. My grandmother could of been a dual citizen if she had applied. My fiancé's aunt and uncle are dual as well. http://www.illinoislegalaid.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.dsp_content&contentID=8767
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    a+j reacted to Not a Tailor in US spouse wishing to become a dual citizen   
    I don't think that's true, based on this section, from your link:

    Unless I'm misreading it, you must have the INTENT to relinquish citizenship of the US by taking foreign citizenship in order to lose it. Or commit treason. Or fight in a military against the US. If I am misreading, please let me know, because I do find this fascinating.
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    a+j got a reaction from Jacque67 in Husband overstayed VWP, can he return to U.S. for a visit?   
    Apply for a B2 now. He should bring tons of proof of his ties to Norway, in order to convince the CO he's not going to overstay again.
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    a+j reacted to Penguin_ie in we are a couple ASD   
    I don't think you'll have issues because of the ASD (in the USA, Aspergers doesn't exist anymore as a separate syndrome according to DSM).
    It may be worth having a letter from his doctor that confirms the diagnosis, and explains any issues he may face at the interview; for example of he has problems making eye contacts, it is good for the CO to know that, or if he has issues with waiting in a crowded, noisy waiting room due to SPD, accomodations can be made.
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    a+j got a reaction from Dohan in I need advice...I may be screwed   
    I think a consultation with a good immigration lawyer is in order. Good luck.
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    a+j got a reaction from kehills in I need advice...I may be screwed   
    I think a consultation with a good immigration lawyer is in order. Good luck.
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    a+j reacted to Ebunoluwa in Help my K1 same sex visa was denied   
    Yes, that is a labor certification issue. I wish you would have mentioned that in your first post so that all speculations could have
    been laid to rest.
    Unfortunately fraud to bring someone over for work happens all the time, even spousal visas have been denied
    because of it.
    To understand the logic of it all you would have to understand the fraud behind it.
    People pay people off to bring them over for jobs, then they go their separate ways or even divorce if married. it seems insane to you and me
    but it happens a lot with desperate people.
    The burden of proof is on you to show a rock solid paper stack of quality relationship evidence. From day one to current, describing the flow of it all.
    You need a good lawyer experienced in returned petitions.
    Do not attempt to file again without a lawyer. You also must front load your next petition, as they will have already seen your sparse
    evidence submitted prior to the interview at which time they have already made up their minds and they don't want to see further evidence.
    One last ditch effort I advice now is to have a (very good) US based lawyer request that the consulate not return your case and to be granted
    an extension for a second interview with new, fresh, solid and overwhelming evidence that without doubt shows you are and have been in the past
    a genuine couple.
    You must act fast because once it is returned it is out of their hands and USCIS will NOT review it.
    Small chance but worth a try to fight it at this level. If you file a CR1 you could run into the same obstacle.
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    a+j got a reaction from davidnwelton in USCIS vs European marriage extract   
    Wondered that myself. Then I stuffed my face with pizza fritta and sfogliatelle, and that totally made up for the loooooooooooooong trip
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    a+j reacted to davidnwelton in USCIS vs European marriage extract   
    Today they said they had approved the I-130 yesterday, after I had sent them another email very politely pointing out that they had an official document with an English translation attesting to our marriage.
    Next, on to Naples, I guess. I wonder why the heck it's *there*, rather than Rome, which is the most logical choice? Maybe because of all the southerners who are connected with the US, they get more people from down there? Oh well...
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    a+j reacted to KVE in EAD/AP combo card emergency   
    I believe the link you meant to put is http://www.uscis.gov/green-card/green-card-processes-and-procedures/travel-documents/emergency-travel (there is something on the end of the link making it go to a 404 page).
    I agree. Don't leave before you get the AP in hand. When she leaves they will know she has left, and it could cause problems on return.
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    a+j got a reaction from KVE in EAD/AP combo card emergency   
    Make an Infopass appointment and bring proof of emergency: http://www.uscis.gov/green-card/green-card-processes-and-procedures/travel-documents/emergency-travel
    If her request is approved, she will be given AP on the spot.
    Do not rely on what the website says, it's too risky: if she leaves the US before getting AP, her adjustment of status will consider abandoned.
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    a+j got a reaction from kehills in EAD/AP combo card emergency   
    Make an Infopass appointment and bring proof of emergency: http://www.uscis.gov/green-card/green-card-processes-and-procedures/travel-documents/emergency-travel
    If her request is approved, she will be given AP on the spot.
    Do not rely on what the website says, it's too risky: if she leaves the US before getting AP, her adjustment of status will consider abandoned.
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    a+j got a reaction from davidnwelton in USCIS vs European marriage extract   
    I used one of those for my AOS. Got a RFE asking for its English translation. I felt there was no need to point out how dumb what they were asking for was. The person handling my paperwork was clearly not familiar with that kind of certificate. I just sent in another copy of the same certificate with its "translation" reporting only info in English, and my Certification by Translator:
    I [typed name], certify that I am fluent (conversant) in the English and ________ languages, and that the above/attached document is an accurate translation of the document attached entitled ______________________________.

    Signature_________________________________
    Date Typed Name
    Address
    It worked.
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    a+j reacted to KayDeeCee in Please help! Suprise dismissal   
    How does one have an appeal dismissed and a decision upheld if there was never a decision made or an appeal filed?
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    a+j got a reaction from Ebunoluwa in Please help! Suprise dismissal   
    Then I suggest:
    - someone possibly hit the wrong button while updating your case online
    - call USCIS and ask for a Tier 2 + make an Infopass appointment to inquire about it
    - meanwhile, wait for whatever you might get in the mail. It might even be the notice of approval, for all you know.
    - if nothing arrives in a week or so, contact your Congressperson and the Ombudsman.
    Good luck, keep us posted.
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