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About assila

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  • Location Cleveland, OH, USA

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    F-2A Visa
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    Chicago Lockbox
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    Cleveland OH
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  • Our Story
    I am filing for my husband and 2 young sons. Our PD is July 2018.

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  1. Does this mean when I file new petitons for the children, I can't become a citizen until after they arrive here?
  2. Hello, Thank you all for the help you gave me this past October - still no interview date. I tried to work it out with my husband, but it's just not possible. We've found that he has a child with a married woman, and a different woman claims she also has a child with him. He is telling me he wants to keep one of our sons, and a selection of other absurdities. I can't trust him to complete the process and get on the plane with the kids, so I'm going to have to file new visas for the kids. I have not filed for naturalization, due to the the children being derivatives of his visa. Can you let me know if my plans are correct? I plan to file visas for the kids and also plan to file for naturalization at about the same time - this next week. I will have a lawyer in the Philippines get the paperwork for sole custody of my children. I'm in Cleveland so I'm hoping the naturalization process will be quick, and if so when I become a citizen, the children's visas will automatically move into a faster category. Please, let me know your thoughts. Thank you all so much.
  3. Oh my, my mother's only took, I think, 3 months. I wasn't expecting so long. I'll definitely get everything ready and keep the link to check for updates. Thank you, again!
  4. WOW You're full of great information! We have not yet filed the n400. My Dad was planning on helping me with that, but I told him to relax for awhile. We haven't really got any idea when we'll be getting an interview date - Philippines seems to be very far behind. We received another notice this past week: "This notice is to inform you that your case for an immigrant visa is documentarily complete at the National Visa Center (NVC) and has been since 21-Oct-2020. NVC has received all of the fees, forms and documents required prior to attending an immigrant visa interview. Your petition is awaiting an interview appointment. At this time, no further action is required. We appreciate your patience." We will be filing the n400 in Cleveland. So, you think it will be ok to send as soon as their visas are approved? THANK YOU!
  5. Thank you all so much for your help. My husband and I did a lot of talking, and he's going to come with our sons to give it a try. If we can't do it, he has the option of returning, or even staying here so he can still see the boys when he wants. Also, I'm happy you helped me with the naturalization issue, I almost made a very big mistake, by thinking if I became a citizen it might help to hurry the process. Whew! A really big THANK YOU for all your help!
  6. Yes, I filed I-130 with the father as the principal and the kids as derivatives. I did not expect to become a citizen until after their arrival, but the delays due to the pandemic have changed things. Thank you for your help!
  7. I've been blindsided by this and I'm a bit panicked. I would like to try to get things worked out - I don't know. I understand most of what you've stated, but I'm a little unclear about the naturalization. Let's say we work things out and he decides to continue with the process. Should I hold off on naturalization until they get here? Thank you so much for your help!
  8. I'm a permanent resident in USA. I'll be applying for citizenship next month. I've been waiting for my husband and 2 sons to arrive. It's been a long road. My husband and his mother think it's best that he doesn't come, but they said I can come get the kids. All our paperwork is done, we've been waiting for several months for an interview date to open. What do I need to do to inform immigration that he doesn't want to come?
  9. So, the "age appropriate" Covid vaccines would be for children 12 and up in the US. Is that the same in the Philippines or does anyone know if they're vaccinating children younger than 12?
  10. It's been awhile since I had gotten a Power of Attorney, but I believe I got that from the Consulate in Chicago. After that it seems like marriage and birth certificates should get it done, but I'm not a 100% on that, either. If it's me, I'd say, after you've gotten that far, play it safe and let your wife go or join you there. I'm not even sure they'd let the kids travel with you, not being a biological parent or relative. Sorry, that's not great information, but it's the best I can do. Hopefully someone more experienced comes along. Good luck.
  11. Don't know for sure. We got an email a couple weeks ago, asking us to remain patient. We've been DQ-'ed since 21-Oct-2020. I'd guess you won't have to worry about pushing the date back. As for attending the interview, I'd imagine that would be up to Covid regulations. Good luck.
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