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  1. *~*~*country-specific question moved to Thailand regional forum*~*~*
  2. Much easier to get your own account - they cost nothing. In all my years here I’ve noticed that those with the most complicated immigration journeys are the most likely to share accounts/post on behalf of “friends” and it makes it even more confusing.
  3. Is this the same husband that you previously tried to file for AOS for but couldn’t because he entered illegally? If so, the illegal entry could still be an issue. When did he last enter the USA? According to your previous post, you already have an approved I-130. That never expires. Unless, of course, this is a different husband.
  4. Expect 12-14 months for the entire process to be done.
  5. Depends on your state. For the most part, green card holders are not eligible for Medicare or any other publicly funded benefits, only citizens. However, some states do have some form of Medicare/Medicaid for non-citizens. This is one of the big considerations when making the choice as to where to live for couples of different nationalities. Especially when they are advanced in years and the alternative choice is the United Kingdom, with the NHS. To bring a spouse to the United States you have to demonstrate that he/she will not become a public charge and you can afford to take care of him.
  6. *~*~*moved from “IR-1/CR-1 spouse visa process and procedures” to “tax and finances”*~*~*
  7. JFH

    K1 with K3 - ds160 question

    It’s a K-2 for a child, not a K-3. I assume you have permission from their other birth parent to remove them permanently from the country. *~*~*moved from “progress reports” to “process avd procedures”*~*~*
  8. Does she work in a field that would make her eligible for a TN visa? If so, she might want to do that for a while to see if she even likes living here. It’s not for everyone avd the grass isn’t always greener...especially considering how good Canadians have it with regards to healthcare and other social provisions.
  9. *~*~*moved from “K-1 fiancé visa process and procedures” to “working avd traveling” - question about traveling with AP card*~*~*
  10. Definitely carry the marriage certificate with you. Ticket for the flight must match your passport name. Combo card in the married name/passport in the maiden name is quite a common occurrence for those adjusting from K-1 so carry the marriage certificate with you.
  11. *~*~*moved from “IR-1/CR-1 spouse visa progress reports” to “embassy discussion” - question about embassy’s likelihood of accepting borderline income for I-864*~*~*
  12. Ultimately it will be the CO at the embassy that makes that decision. Your prior tax filings will have no bearing on that. They are interested in current income avd whether you can support him now. Do you have any savings? It might be wise to line up a joint sponsor, just in case. Is he of working age? What are his chances of employment when he arrives here? Has he looked into jobs? I had already secured employment here before I went to the interview (I had a conditional offer based on being approved by the embassy and therefore having the required permission to work). I brought the job offer letter with me to the interview.
  13. No. There is no requirement for spouses to have met within a certain time period prior to interview. Only K-1s have a two-year requirement and that’s prior to filing, not interview. Whilst not having seen each other for more than 2 years would potentially raise an eyebrow as to whether the marriage is bona fide (most people would do whatever it takes to get to see each other - take a second job, borrow money from a family member, shop around for the cheapest flights, etc) that wasn’t the reason given for denial, per the OP. We don’t know what the surgery was that the wife had - could have been something small and routine, could have been huge like a multiple organ transplant or multiple limb amputation. Maybe her medical condition prevents her from flying? The public charge issue intrigues me. I have only seen that here or another forum (I can’t remeber which) once in the 6 years I have been involved in this process. And that was where the intending immigrant was a severely disabled child who required round-the-clock professional nursing care. It was overcome, however. The OP has not mentioned whether he has any serious health issues - and by his own admission he went to the interview alone and carried his papers with him, answered the questions, etc so he does not appear to be bedridden or in need of constant help . Whilst the wife clearly does not earn enough the support him, neither did my husband as he was unemployed for a period of time. But I was approved without even a 221(g) as we had a joint sponsor. Many people use a joint sponsor without issue. Maybe there is a problem with joint sponsors at the Ghana embassy?
  14. *~*~*moved to “CRBA” where similar questions are asked concerning proof of US prescence*~*~*