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  1. Including the medical report is recommended should in case they want to approve the application without an interview. You however may decide to send your AOS package without the medical report and wait to be issued with a RFE or take it along with you to your interview when you get to that stage. Personally, I would go with the option of including the medical report.
  2. Yes, send clear legible copies. Your originals will not be returned to you if you send those.
  3. OP, your parents do not have to leave the US and wait for the I-130 approval. Just send in the rest of the forms with the I-130 receipt as already answered by a couple of other members above, and your parents can remain in the US to complete the process.
  4. My response is probably rather to the OP, but for the benefit of other filers who may find themselves in a similar situation, you do not need to include a new I-693. You only need to include the new I-485 and send back everything as is (minus the rejected old I-485 of course).
  5. Citizenship is irrelevant to the eligibility criteria, it is the country of birth that matters.
  6. I believe I already clearly answered this question in a previous post. May I suggest you go back to page 1 of this thread and re-read my previous response?
  7. This is like an attempt at comparing apples and oranges. The submitted DV entry is a record, yes. It does not signify a demonstrated immigrant intent which the DS260, which is the visa application a selectee wishing to process their DV selection subsequently submits. Same way being a DV selectee does not demonstrate an immigrant intent. Let’s not mix up terminologies nor confuse others needlessly. The submitted entry is not a visa application. It’s as simple as that.
  8. A DV entry submission is not a visa application. OP, yes the embassy/consulate will have access and are able to see/compare information from previous entry submissions with the current one, and the subsequent information you will be providing on the DS260 form as as a result of your DV selection. So depending on what the discrepancy is, it may or may not impact the DV selection.
  9. There is statutory marriage conducted at the marriage registry in Nigeria. This is equivalent to a court marriage over there as in once the statutory registry marriage has been conducted, the union can only be dissolved by the State High Court
  10. I think this is like trying to put the cart before the horse at this point. May I suggest you focus on getting the O-1A and being in that status first before trying to figure out AOS related issues? The process is dynamic, whatever the current processing time for an AP or EAD card is now may no longer be applicable by the time you get to that stage.
  11. Goodness gracious! It honestly seems to me like you did not grasp precisely what has been discussed so far as against claiming people are suggesting something shady for the OP to engage in (which would be a violation of this site’s TOS by the way). Facts of the matter here: 1. Canadian citizens generally do not need to be issued with a visa from an embassy in order to be admitted into the US in a non-immigrant status, with the exception of a few noted categories. 2. Canadian citizens (outside of the few exception categories) basically present their Canadian passports (without a US visa) and the applicable supporting documents (in the case of a work related admission request) at the POE when seeking admission into the US. 3. OP is a Canadian citizen already in the US in a B2 status. 4. OP’s potential employer has filed an I-129 for an O visa for the OP. 5. Upon approval of the I-129, OP can file for a COS from B2 to O1A status from within the US (assuming their current status has not expired), nothing shady in that (although a waste of resources IMO considering the amount of money and time it will take for the COS approval as I’m not sure if the same I-129 can be used to request a COS for the OP - when OP can simply do 6 below 👇) 6. OP can decide to depart from the US, on their return they present the approved I-129 and Canadian passport at the POE to seek admission back to the US in O1A status. OP does not need to visit an embassy to obtain an O1A visa as a Canadian citizen. 7. Upon returning to the US in O1A status, should the OP decide to file for AOS because they are already based in the US, they are eligible to do so. There’s is absolutely no reason for someone who is already on a dual intent status (even if limited dual-intent) to depart from the US and go process CP when they are eligible to file for AOS.
  12. Correct. OP will also need to have an approved EAD in place in order for them to continue working upon being paroled back into the US.
  13. I’m guessing OP meant they were admitted into the US on B2 status, and not necessarily that they have an actual B2 visa stamp issued by an embassy/consulate in their passport, unless of course the OP is not a Canadian citizen as indicated. Again, terminology mixup IMHO.
  14. OP can initiate a COS following the I-129 approval, I believe. The approval notice will automatically switch the OP from B2 to O1A. The I-797A should come with a new I-94 evidencing their new status. It turns out the OP didn’t know the difference between adjustment of status and change of status, they mixed up the terminologies, in addition to not understanding the process - surely the OP can be forgiven for that, considering the lack of understanding is what made them post and ask their question in this forum.
  15. As a Canadian citizen, OP does not need to apply for a visa at a consulate after an approved I-129. If the OP is outside the US after the I-129, approval, OP goes to the POE with the approved I-129 and seek admission right there.
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