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    pushbrk got a reaction from Skyman in Married in PI 2013-Divorced in USA 2021- Marry Again?   
    Your marriage needs to be annulled in the Philippines.  Yes, probably years, if possible at all when neither party to the marriage, actually lives in the Philippines.  Your X is no longer a Philippines Citizen either.  Check with a Filipino lawyer to see if it is even possible for you to start the process.  For now, you need annulment help, not US immigration help.  OR...you need to find a non Pinay.
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    pushbrk got a reaction from Skyman in Married in PI 2013-Divorced in USA 2021- Marry Again?   
    There's more to it than this but you need a Cenomar too, in order to get a Philippines Marriage License.  You cannot get one, because the PSA shows you as married.
     
    For the moment, tourists cannot enter the Philippines anyway.  Sounds like you haven't met in person yet, so no fiancee visa is possible for now either.
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    pushbrk reacted to Lucky Cat in Foreign Earned Income Exclusion & I-864   
    Your foreign income can't be counted anyway, if it is not going to continue after relocating back to the US.  I would find a well-qualified joint sponsor.... or find a qualified source of income which will follow you back to the US.
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    pushbrk reacted to Chancy in SOFA Visa Question. Name on Visa Issue   
    By "registered our marriage in the Philippines", do you mean that you and your husband filed the paperwork for the Report of Marriage (ROM) process?
     
    Assuming you used the ROM paperwork in renewing your Philippine passport, you will likely have your married name listed on the passport in time for your visa interview.  In that case, as far as your US immigration is concerned, there's no problem even if some of your documents (like your husband's military orders) still list your maiden name.  For your US visa, file the DS-260 form using the name listed on your new passport, then list your maiden name under the section for "Other Names Used".
     
    Also, if you need to renew your NBI clearance, make sure to list your maiden name in the AKA field.
     
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    pushbrk reacted to Lucky Cat in USCIS prioritizes permanent residents over US citizens?   
    Fewer petitions = Shorter line = smaller backlog = faster processing.  
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    pushbrk got a reaction from Nelly_M in Submitted explanation for not filing taxes but NVC asking for tax transcript   
    We never asked the OP why they didn't file the tax return or returns but usually it's because the income was below the filing threshold.  This whole issue could have been avoided and can be avoided by others, by simply hand writing on the available space " See last page" or "Not required to file.  Income below threshold."  If you say see last page, type "Not required to file.  Income below threshold." in the available space for additional information.  Unless the reason for not filing is so complicated an actual letter is needed to explain it, my recommendation works every time it has been tried.  
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    pushbrk got a reaction from Adventine in Spouse has less than three years of IRS filings -- do I need a co-sponsor?   
    Carry on.  This is no problem.  You'll simply explain that for 2018, she was not required to file because her income was below the filing threshold.  $0 is below ANY threshold.
     
    Are you seeking a spouse visa, or adjusting status from within the USA?
     
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    pushbrk got a reaction from smashachipotle in Spouse has less than three years of IRS filings -- do I need a co-sponsor?   
    Carry on.  This is no problem.  You'll simply explain that for 2018, she was not required to file because her income was below the filing threshold.  $0 is below ANY threshold.
     
    Are you seeking a spouse visa, or adjusting status from within the USA?
     
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    pushbrk got a reaction from Mike E in Spouse has less than three years of IRS filings -- do I need a co-sponsor?   
    Carry on.  This is no problem.  You'll simply explain that for 2018, she was not required to file because her income was below the filing threshold.  $0 is below ANY threshold.
     
    Are you seeking a spouse visa, or adjusting status from within the USA?
     
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    pushbrk reacted to JeanneAdil in Case Reopened by USCIS   
    when Lagos is ready ( as you heard from immigration)  the case will be returned to Nigeria as they will be ready to for the new medical and possible new criminal report ( as its been a long time) and possible new interview
     
    but "there is nothing u do to go about it"
    you wait for the above to happen
    and meantime please,  do a timeline as it helps all see information concerning your case and it helps the stats here for those who follow from your country
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    pushbrk got a reaction from Lucky Cat in How long do you need to be at a job before using it as a basis to file I-864?   
    One of the factors considered is the reason the joint sponsor is willing to take on this obligation.  Perhaps there's somebody else who will, but if you haven't already thought of them, they may not have a close enough relationship to you to be believable.  Still you can only do what you can do.
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    pushbrk reacted to Nat&Amy in How long do you need to be at a job before using it as a basis to file I-864?   
    The potential to make good and consistent income in the future does not always translate into good and consistent income. The job market is not always generous even for people with graduate degrees, and entry level jobs might or might not be offering the pay you expect.
     
    Finding a joint sponsor would be important because if USCIS does not accept your six months of employment, and still asks for a joint sponsor, that would mean you uselessly added six months to your visa process. We regularly see petitioners with no tax or employment history be approved with no issues because they had a joint sponsor that ticked all the boxes they alone could not tick.
     
    That said, of course you might still wait the six months of paystubs, but wouldn't that time be better employed finding a joint sponsor to avoid future complications?
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    pushbrk got a reaction from Chancy in How long do you need to be at a job before using it as a basis to file I-864?   
    How to document income is a separate question from, how likely are you too qualify on your own based on the totality of your circumstances.
     
    If you have a history of making a good income, took some time off, and are now back to work, chances are good.  The result will be a judgment call based on totality of circumstances.  How long you've been at the current job is just ONE of however many factors there are in YOUR circumstances.
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    pushbrk got a reaction from jim_julian in Congressional Inquiry, Do Myself or Hire Lawyer?   
    If your wife interviewed in December, 2020, you are lying to us.  Contact your State's Senior US Senator's office yourself.  When you do, tell them the truth.
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    pushbrk got a reaction from Lucky Cat in How long do you need to be at a job before using it as a basis to file I-864?   
    How to document income is a separate question from, how likely are you too qualify on your own based on the totality of your circumstances.
     
    If you have a history of making a good income, took some time off, and are now back to work, chances are good.  The result will be a judgment call based on totality of circumstances.  How long you've been at the current job is just ONE of however many factors there are in YOUR circumstances.
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    pushbrk got a reaction from Nat&Amy in How long do you need to be at a job before using it as a basis to file I-864?   
    You are correct.  NOBODY can answer that reliably.
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    pushbrk got a reaction from Asia in Extended Visit/Tourist Visa while waiting   
    It won't.  Although your issue seems serious to you, it is really quite minor in the global scheme of what we see here.  Separation is part of the process for most members here.
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    pushbrk got a reaction from Asia in CR-1 Spousal Visa   
    What you are reading applies to people adjusting status from within the USA, not people seeking immigrant visas.  A visa is not a green card.  A petition for alien relative (I-130) is not an application for a visa OR a green card.  An immigrant visa is not an application for a green card.  Please take no for an answer.  If you are seeking an immigrant visa for a spouse of a US citizen, you have no privilege to stay in the USA longer than any visitor status by which you enter, allows.
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    pushbrk got a reaction from ilikepotatoes in Best type of evidence of time spent together?   
    Yes, but all that is secondary.  Don't overdo it.  Keep the "evidence" to less than 20 pages.
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    pushbrk got a reaction from AKN in Visa refused Sent back to NVC   
    Terrific.  Sounds like the solution is to arrange to be together in Pakistan.  If you want to try again later, all that time living together as husband and wife will carry the day the second time around.
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    pushbrk got a reaction from AKN in Visa refused Sent back to NVC   
    Consular Officers in Islamabad definitely ARE aware.  That's where visa decisions are made.  Neither USCIS or NVC issue visas.
     
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    pushbrk got a reaction from AKN in Visa refused Sent back to NVC   
    Some good advice so far but nobody mentions which party is older.  If he's 20 years older, no problem.  If it's her that's 20 years older with only 5 days together in person, that's going to be hard to overcome giving the local culture.
     
    USCIS will eventually send a NOIR, not NOID.  Notice of Intent to Revoke the approval of the petition.  They can't DENY it so no NOID.  Only NOIR.
     
    Further, if she is 20 years older, there can be some real cultural difficulties in moving to Pakistan.  She says she's not from Pakistan.  Where IS she from?  What IS her religion and culture?  All this plays into both the visa decision and her potential adjustment to life in Pakistan.  Time for some real critical thinking here on her part.  If the Consulate doesn't think the relationship is genuine, why does she think so after only 5 days together in person?  Not saying it isn't.  Saying this is a supremely important question for her to be sure about.
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    pushbrk got a reaction from RedAndChile in "We have taken an action on your case" After 2 days filing   
    Most likely "Action" is that they assigned the case to a service center.
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    pushbrk got a reaction from Chancy in CR-1 Spousal Visa   
    What you are reading applies to people adjusting status from within the USA, not people seeking immigrant visas.  A visa is not a green card.  A petition for alien relative (I-130) is not an application for a visa OR a green card.  An immigrant visa is not an application for a green card.  Please take no for an answer.  If you are seeking an immigrant visa for a spouse of a US citizen, you have no privilege to stay in the USA longer than any visitor status by which you enter, allows.
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    pushbrk got a reaction from Mike E in Extended Visit/Tourist Visa while waiting   
    It won't.  Although your issue seems serious to you, it is really quite minor in the global scheme of what we see here.  Separation is part of the process for most members here.
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