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Charlene/Neale

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About Charlene/Neale

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  • Gender
    Male
  • City
    Tahoe City
  • State
    California

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  • Immigration Status
    Adjustment of Status (pending)
  • Place benefits filed at
    Chicago Lockbox
  • Local Office
    Reno NV
  • Country
    Canada

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  1. I've had issues crossing the border on 2 occasions since this past July -- one was with a border agent who, according to my immigration lawyer utilized "entrapment" to try to get me to misspeak as she questioned me on why I hadn't yet filed for my ROC even though my card had yet to expire and I still had time to do so, and the 2nd time was with another border agent who didn't understand why I had been able to file for ROC despite going through a divorce; "You aren't supposed to be allowed to do that." Always choose your words wisely, be honest, and be educated on your case and your rights!
  2. Joining the group - I filed Removal of Conditions in September and after receiving the NOA in acknowledgement that I filed I haven't heard anything else, no biometrics or otherwise. My case is processing through the California Service center (WAC) and it sounds like others are in the same boat. The silence is nerve-wracking!
  3. 9/3/2019 : Mailed ROC package overnight 9/4/2019 : Case Received! 9/9/2019 : Notice date (NOA1) 9/10/2019 : Check cashed by USCIS 9/13/2019 : NOA1 Received in the mail I'm curious if anyone has been watching other recent months Biometrics timelines - in some cases it looks like people are booked for biometrics a month after filing, and others 6 months later. I'm planning a month - long road trip for mid-october which is hopefully either after biometrics or well before based on those timeslines! I'd hate to miss that appointment..
  4. Hey team! Filed my I-751 package this week (mailed it out Sept 3rd), overnight with USPS and it was confirmed as delivered by Noon on the 4th. Hopefully they open that baby up and send me a case number soon!
  5. Hey! It was 3yrs ago now that I had my K1 interview but they didn't question my time spent in Cambodia. The evidence I provided to prove my role as tourist included a notarized affidavit from myself, as well as one from the guy who owned the guesthouse I stayed at to support the fact that I was a tourist and not a resident. Additionally, I'd found a page of instruction from the British consulate explaining how to get a police certificate from Cambodia, and described how several of those steps were impossible as I'd never been a resident. I hope that helps!
  6. I'll be filing this upcoming week! What USCIS wants to see is evidence proving that you co-mingled your lives and have a genuine relationship from the time you got married onward - but particularly from the time you got your Green Card. Consider; if someone were committing marriage fraud maybe they'd have evidence of a good faith relationship up to the point of getting your Green Card and then let things slide. You're going to want to submit a bulk of new evidence!
  7. I'm in the same situation and have heard the same thing - though my immigration attorney informed me that while filing late via divorce waiver may not negatively affect residency status, it does affect work eligibility. According to her, if your Green Card lapses, then you aren't eligible to continue working in the US until the ROC is filed and you've received the NOA. Does anyone else have feedback on work eligibility in relation to the ROC process?
  8. Hey all, I'm about to file ROC on my conditional Green Card that was based on Marriage, though I filed for divorce this year and plan on utilizing the divorce waiver to file alone. The marriage fell apart due to my citizen-spouse's substance use and mental/emotional/physical abusive behavior toward me; I had to utilize the services of a local domestic abuse non-profit to leave the situation, move out, seek extensive counseling, and file the divorce. I'm choosing the divorce waiver route due to a lack of physical evidence of abuse for VAWA, and because I successfully reached a judgement in the divorce case this month. Question is: I've read that the grounds of the separation must make it clear that the breakup wasn't the fault of the immigrant, otherwise they could face rejection; am I at fault for being the petitioner in the divorce? Should I be concerned about my application for ROC being rejected simply because I'm no longer married to the citizen spouse, or because I initiated the divorce? •••••• I have every piece of evidence in hand I could possibly acquire highlighting that we had co-mingled our finances, shared a life, and were married in good faith to be with one another. My Ex continues to work toward sobriety and seems to want to reconcile somewhere down the line if he can get himself back in shape. These kinds of changes take a lot of time, and the recovery from abuse is an exceptionally delicate subject; reform is unlikely, but possible. I really don't want to be forced to leave the country when it may be that he and I could reconcile at a healthier point in the future. All of the work we put in to be together, and the subsequent separation, are heart-breaking -- and it's a really challenging emotional space to be in while also having to file for ROC! Thanks for any and all help and advice. Xx
  9. I'm filing to Remove Conditions on my Green Card, and planning on using the Divorce Waiver but I seem to be in a grey area as it pertains to filling out the I-751. The divorce is final on August 21st. My Green Card expires on Sept 9th. I want to have my ROC package in the mail by August 1st to make sure there's enough time before my Green Card expires for it to arrive and enter the system - I desperately do not want to accidentally be out of status because of a mailing issue. I have a judgement in hand stating that the divorce will be final on the above date; I live in California where there is a 6 month processing period for a divorce to be official from date of filing even if a judgement is reached before the 6 month wait is up. The I-785 seems to only have 2 options - file jointly as married, or file alone as divorced. Technically I'm still legally married until August 21st, though I'm filing alone due to divorce and have that judgement. In a divorce waiver case am I able to select "Divorced" as my marital status if I have the divorce judgement? It seems conflicting to select "Married" as present marital status, and then in the waiver section select "My marriage was entered in good faith, but the marriage was terminated through divorce." Thank you!
  10. Hey all, We filed for AOS in December (living near Tahoe City, CA) and are now planning on moving to Oakland, CA for the beginning of June. My EAD was approved successfully in March and the case status for the i-485 has been sitting at "Case is Ready to be Scheduled for an Interview" since then as well. My question is: Will moving to a new place potentially slow our application processing? We will obviously update our physical and mailing address with USCIS once we move/have the info, my curiosity is in whether the case may move from one "local office" to another by us moving ourselves. I haven't been able to determine which office our application would be at - or if it's even made it to a local office yet to begin with, so I'm not sure what to anticipate from here on out. Any similar experience/feedback appreciated!
  11. I'm in a weird predicament, wondering if anyone else has ever used a Statutory Declaration in place of a Police Certificate when that certificate can NOT be produced? Situation: Myself (and fiancé) spent 7 months traveling together in Cambodia. We spent the majority of that time at one guesthouse in Sihanoukville without paying rent (owner is a friend) My understanding is that I need a police check from Cambodia because I was in the country for 6+ months. ----- However ---- To acquire a police certificate from Cambodia you have to appear in person at the Ministry of Justice in PP. To get the Police Cert. from them you have to provide a "Certificate of Residence" given to you by the Sangkat (community center). The Certificate of Residence can only be produced by giving the Sangkat a copy of your lease agreement. I did not ever hold a lease or pay rent in Cambodia so I can not get a Residence Certificate, Therefore, I also can not get a Police Certificate from the Ministry of Justice. I was a traveler, not a resident, despite the length of my stay. A lease can't be created retroactively, and I've read a lot of old forums on here where people described paying-off various officials to get it done - but the most recent one suggests that the Sangkat people no longer have the ability to "create" Residence Certificates when given tea-money, so that is also not an option. Long story short, I plan on drafting a Statutory Declaration and swearing an oath to the above, and that: Even if I fly to Cambodia (for $1500+) and negotiate with the MoJ (despite not being able to read/write/speak Khmer) that I can't make a Police Certificate appear because I'm unable to prove I ever held residence in Cambodia. Will the USCIS or DOS or the Consulate have any problem with this? I plan on attaching relevant documents supporting my claim, along with a sworn statement from the guesthouse owner stating that I didn't ever pay him for my stay. Thank you thank you thank you, the last thing I want is to find out at the last minute that they demand I fly to Cambodia to get this paperwork, even though I know that it's not possible for me to get it.
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