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Aldi & James

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  • Birthday 09/13/1975
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    Met on Facebook, talked on WhatsApp, fell in love in Jakarta. <3

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  1. Thanks all! I’m not sure where this belief about support letters came from, but they’re pretty insistent about it and I’m equally insistent it won’t help, but I’m willing to write it. Meanwhile, I posted this on the wrong forum, like usual, so hopefully a moderator will come along and put it where it should go.
  2. We have several friends in Indonesia who want to come stay with us and visit the USA. More than one of them have mentioned needing some kind of “letter of support” to help their non-immigrant visa case. I’m really confused about how such a letter would actually improve their chances of getting a visa. Assuming their job is good, family ties strong, and travel history shows other travel and returns home, they might be able to get a visa. Does anyone know about this letter, whether or not it helps their case, and where this belief they need it comes from if not??
  3. I don’t actually recall sending it. I had a cover letter with all the pertinent details - WAC, A-number, etc. and a table of contents for all the financial docs enclosed. I put it all into a tabbed binder for them. It’s probably a good idea to include a copy of the letter, but not officially required as long as you give them the reference numbers they need in a cover letter.
  4. I didn’t send any transactional data, just a bank cover sheet. I even redacted our account balances in the checking and savings since I figured that wasn’t really the point. I have nothing to hide, of course, so if they want months of transactions I can send it. My husband doesn’t work, so it’s all one income and one set of household bills. I guess if they want to trace the money back to the tax returns to confirm it all goes to one place they can, but it hardly seems definitive we’re only maintaining a single house...in fact for many years we’ve had at least two. I didn’t really think about that until now, but there would be payments and utilities for more than one property for a lot of our marriage...but many people own more than one property for rentals or vacation homes. Do you suppose I need to lay all that out in a descriptive letter or something? Primary residence for both of us always matched, and other properties were always in both our names.
  5. We’ve always had a joint account and paid for all things from that, so if they want transactions to show that we can provide transactional data. Initially, I only sent the summary pages that showed the account was in both our names...I never imagined they’d be interested in the transactions. Our credit card does separate which card spent what, so they can enjoy reading through months of that too. Now we did change banks in early 2017...so I can’t really give them much history before that. If I give them the last year or so from our current bank do you suppose that will suffice?
  6. The marriage certificate was from the marriage AFTER the K-1. We had 90 days to marry, of course, then sent the certificate with the first Permanent Resident application in 2014. It should be part of our file, but I got many extra copies for just this reason...so I can send another to them if they really want it.
  7. My husband came from Indonesia in May 2014 on a K-1 visa and we were married a month later. Then, we submited the paperwork for a conditional Green Card in August and it came about 9 months later. Last year, in the 90 days before his Green Card was set to expire, we submitted our paperwork to remove conditions. In the original packet (sent March 2017), we included join bank accounts, joint credit card accounts, joint health insurance, joint auto insurance, joint vehicle registration, leases from prior two years with both our names (at addresses USCIS should have), 2 years of married filing jointly tax returns, 4 affidavits from citizens attesting to the relationship, life insurance naming the other person as beneficiary, pages of photos of us - by ourselves, with family, with friends, on vacations...it's a fairly comprehensive packet of 40 pages. I've just received an RFE this week asking for more "evidence of the marriage"...I've never been so tempted to send the government obscene photographs. The irony is, that wouldn't prove we have a real marriage any more than all this paperwork does. They've asked for any adoption or guardianship of children paperwork - which we do not have - there are no children. They've asked for transactional data from our joint checking account...which we can share, but it's not going to be clear who's transactions are who's, so we fail to see the point. They've asked for our licenses/state photo ID's that have our address on them. We can provide copies the last 2-3 IDs from the last 2-3 addresses, no problem. They also wanted a copy of the marriage license...which is not only NOT on the instruction form as required, but they should also already have it from the K-1 to Green Card application. Again, we can send it, but we don't see the point. Has anyone else run into this? I understand the need to prove the marriage is legitimate and you can't get more legitimate than us, but it seems like we could bury them in paperwork and it's still not going to prove anything.
  8. A friend from a foreign country has been working at a consulate office for his country here in Chicago since 2010. He has since gotten married (to someone from his country) and brought her here on his A-2 (diplomatic workers & family) visa. They had a child who is a US Citizen and carries a US passport two years ago. In other ways, they do not own property here and the child hasn't started school yet. They have just learned that their A-2 visas will become non-renewable in 2021 due to a new rule in their country or the US. In any case, they'd like to stay. He says his coworker is doing an adjustment of status from A-2 to green card, but he has older kids and owns a home. His country is not at war, there are no other asylum-related issues or concerns about safety if he returns to his country. He just feels this is a better place to raise his child and has already established a home, family, and friends here. I can't see any cause for adjustment since the section 13 requirements do not apply. Has anyone heard of such a case or seen any success in this type of adjustment? I'm happy to help him submit all his documents, but I feel like it might be wasted money if they'll never approve it.
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