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    Orlando
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    Florida

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    K-1 Visa
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    Vermont Service Center
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    Orlando FL
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    Brazil

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  1. Yep, will make it a lot more expensive. There is a chart on page 86 that shows the old vs new price for different combination of options. If you want to get both the employment authorization and travel document, the total adjustment of status fee would be $2,195. (Employment authorization is $490 and travel document is $585)
  2. That's reading from their chart. It's a bit confusing because the old fee doesn't include the biometric fee and I believe the new fee they list has it included already. So $540 down to $415? It's not very clear so I could be wrong. 😧
  3. That's I90, correct? That went down from $455 to $415. An overview table of the price changes starts on page 155.
  4. Also they want to charge separately for employment authorization ($490) and travel document ($585) when filing for adjustment of status, no longer letting people get it for free. Currently its $1,225 including biometrics, they want to change it to $2,195 to adjust status and get employment authorization and permission to travel, a 79% increase. (see page 86 on linked pdf) 😬
  5. Maybe my understanding on when this form affects K1 is wrong. 🤷‍♀️
  6. Just trying to think if there could be a difference in outcome for a K1 vs Spousal visa, since the new form happens at different times (AOS vs visa) and the increased scrutiny on the immigrant + 3 year look back at the immigrant's household income. Would the consulate want the 3 year look back during the K1 visa? Hopefully there couldn't be a situation where a K1 visa gets approved but during the AOS they get rejected because of this new form! 😮
  7. If the immigrant spouse lives with others who aren't immigrating, wouldn't they have to be included as household members for the previous 3 years on the form? I understand what you mean for immigrants living alone or with children who are immigrating.
  8. It seems like any scenario where the immigrant and sponsor have separate households (like the immigrant is still overseas), this rule is going to be much tougher to pass.
  9. For a spousal visa the household wouldn't be the same unless the US citizen is living with them overseas? I'm not familiar with the particulars of the consultant changes, but that might be easier to pass as K1 than spousal if the immigrant doesn't make enough and has other negative factors?
  10. For spousal and K1 visas, would one be easier to get if the immigrant isn't making enough money and has a lot of negative factors? Probably something to think about.
  11. Pages 810 to 820 list out all the positive, negative, heavily weighted positive and heavily weighted negative factors. https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2019-17142.pdf
  12. page 595: " The affidavit of support is a different requirement and has a specific form associated with it. The affidavit of support threshold is 125 percent of the FPG of the sponsor’s income and that threshold is not being changed with this rule. The income threshold for the alien’s household is part of this rule’s totality of the circumstances public charge assessment is 250 percent of the FPG. Income at this level is considered a heavily weighted positive factor (as opposed to income at the 125 percent of the FPG (100 percent for member of the U.S. Armed forces in active duty), which is a positive consideration). " "the fact that an applicant who has income at or above 250 percent of the FPG will weigh heavily in favor of finding the applicant is admissible in the totality of the circumstances, but is not outcome determinative. Therefore, an applicant who has household income below 250 percent of the FPG will not, based on that fact alone, be denied admission or adjustment of status."
  13. In that example, with all those negatives the sponsor would have to have 250% poverty level to overcome it. I'm confused about the immigrants income and 125% level but I don't think it's a must, I think it's either a positive or negative, depending on if the immigrant meets it.
  14. Look at Table 2 page 180, it says there K1 are no/not applicable (is that saying they don't have to fill out the new form?). This is such a rushed mess, are they really contradicting themselves?
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