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About swalker

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  • Gender
    Female
  • State
    Washington

Immigration Info

  • Immigration Status
    Adjustment of Status (approved)
  • Place benefits filed at
    California Service Center
  • Local Office
    Yakima WA
  • Country
    Argentina
  • Our Story
    Met 1st time (online on a Yahoo history group): Oct 2006. Met 2nd time (started chatting on LiveJournal): March 2007. First meeting irl: Jan 2009 in Seattle. Second meeting in Buenos Aires: July 2009. Third meeting in Spokane: Feb 2010. Living together in Buenos Aires: Oct 2010-January 2017.

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  1. That’s terrible! And why so long to reprint without the error? Crazy. I’m sorry!
  2. It was maybe only 10 minutes long. We both had a series of questions, but most were directed at my wife. First was a bit to establish who we were, names of our parents, our address, etc. (Things that we’re directly taken from our application). Then came a list of ‘yes’ and ‘no’ questions for her (criminal history, arrests, etc). Then acknowledgment that I understood my responsibilities as a sponsor. The officer took a photocopy of a wedding photo only and spoke to us about the next steps with our visa and ROC. Very easy. I’m sure you’ll be fine.
  3. Yep, seems that a lot of people are getting interviewed now. I thought we’d bypass this and get the green card in the mail. But nope, our interview was last month (applied for AOS in March). I was a bit worried when we were scheduled, but a quick search proved to me that it was nothing to worry about at all.
  4. Another Washingtonian here! We had a similar situation (same sex couple, I had about a 2-year overlap between this relationship and my previous marriage to a man. We had separated, but just were procrastinators with the actual divorce). I realize each country is different, but it was never an issue. I had a similar question here in 2016 actually because we were pretty worried about it.
  5. I didn’t even know this thread existed! Our AOS interview is tomorrow afternoon...not sure if I’m nervous or not. We didn’t get EAD or AP yet, I’m guessing we’ll get it all tomorrow! Good luck to everyone.
  6. We had the same RFE. Here’s my thread: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/670440-give-this-rfe-letter-a-look-for-me/ We sent in my pay stubs for the past 6 months and all was ok.
  7. The only things I’ve come up against from others is that my wife only used me for a green card (laughable, but this came from an ex) and the constant asking why it’s taking so long to get everything finished. I admit I also was not fully aware of all the steps necessary to bring a fiancée to the USA, but in no way did I think the process would be a snap—-unlike everyone else.
  8. Thanks again, guys! We sent in our RFE stuff and just got word that our interview will be August 15.
  9. swalker

    USCIS Tier 1 Officer rant on Reddit

    Same! I immediately thought of us!
  10. swalker

    I made it!

    Similar situation here for my wife! I thought she’d die of boredom this winter. She joined a book club at the library here, knitted, and even sewed together a men’s suit by hand! The book club helped her meet folks in our small town, and she’ll even ride into work with me and take the bus to neighboring towns to shop and visit others. I know it’s been really hard on her, but she’s getting some extra time for hobbies she normally wouldn’t have.
  11. Lived with my (now) wife for almost 7 years abroad...did K1, but wished we had done the CR1 in retrospect.
  12. What does the RFE letter say to submit exactly? I’m asking because I got a similar RFE due to not turning in my pay stubs to PROVE I made enough to sponsor my wife. Here is my thread about it here, maybe it’ll help?
  13. From what I understand, they don’t want things sent in binders, but appreciate 2-hole punches across the top of the files to accommodate their filing system. That’s what we did. https://www.uscis.gov/forms-filing-tips
  14. Hmmmm, I’m not sure actually. Does it make much of a difference? Not that it matters, but this is the thread for February 2017 filers. Maybe you meant this one:
  15. Moving abroad can be very challenging, even if you’re in a country you like! My SO and I are married now and live in the USA, but my son and I moved to Argentina to be with her while she completed medical school there in 2010. What was going to be five years turned into almost seven, and I’d have severe homesickness and frustration waves that I didn’t know I’d have. We had/have a strong relationship, so we were ok—-but if you’re complaining before even turning in your I-129f and planning on making a life for yourselves here without being 150% behind it, that is a warning flag you should be paying attention to. Also, I don’t even think they’re going to look at any emails or chats for this stage of the process...we had passport stamps and a few photos. Why are you irritated about them prying into your personal life when most of that isn’t even required?
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