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About DakotaKid

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  • Location Fridley, MN, USA

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  1. https://www.uscis.gov/military/deployments-and-moving Deployments and Moving We understand that deployments are a part of military service. If you are submitting an application or petition to USCIS, and are scheduled to deploy in the near future, write in bold letters, “I have an upcoming deployment” on the first page of the application/petition, or on a cover sheet attached to your application. If you have already submitted your application and need to notify us of an upcoming deployment, contact the USCIS Military Help Line at 877-CIS-4MIL (877-247-4645, TTY 800-877-8339) as soon as possible. You may have recourse. Did the PCS orders come after you initially filed for AOS? I can't imagine that the USCIS would use getting PCS orders to deny an application. It's not like they can be refused. In my view, it would be quite egregious to expect a spouse to find somewhere to live with no means of support while the petitioner is stationed outside of the CONUS. In addition to calling the military help line, I would write to your Senator and ask for help.
  2. In the 80's, when I was in the USAF, military bases were considered US soil. Has that changed? If it hasn't and you are living in on base housing, you should be able to adjust status. I would contact the on base legal department.
  3. Forget the invitation letter, you'd be wasting ink. The intended visitor must prove beyond the shadow of a doubt that they will return to their home country. Other than assisting with filling out the forms, and perhaps putting up the money for the application/flights, there is nothing you as the US citizen can do on their behalf.
  4. We really don't have a whole lot to base our advice on. Speaking from personal experience, it was a really trying time the first couple of months for my wife. Mind you, it wasn't the first time she had been away from her family. The difference this time is she had children that are still back in Thailand with her parents. She was incredibly homesick. Thankfully, she was able to video chat with them on Facebook Messenger. She was completely accepted most importantly by my family, and also my friends think she is wonderful. I personally think that the waiting for the Combo Card was the most difficult. While I was at work, she was basically stuck at home alone. If she needed to go to the store or mall, I showed her how easy it was to walk down the street to the bus stop, and she could at least get out of the house. She also was keen on me showing her how to mow the lawn. She would take it upon herself to get the lawn mowed while I was at work. Then after the snow started flying, she had me show her how to use the snowblower. Then one day she sends me a picture of the snowblower by the garage door and asked. "How do I start this thing"? I told her to wait until I got home, and I would show her how to get it running. Imagine a 5'3" Thai girl having the driveway cleaned when you come home from work. She was even willing to clean the elderly neighbor lady's driveway too. I did make her save some work for me. After getting her Combo Card, she went home for 4 weeks, and now has a job that she is thriving in. She is doing so well that within a few months, she is now a lead. After the trip home, her attitude is so much better. She talks about becoming a citizen when the time comes. We are in the planning stages of getting her teenage daughter and her pre-teen son here. The daughter's father is a US citizen, but his name isn't on the birth certificate, so we are working on him doing what is needed to get her a US passport through CRBA.
  5. Check your USCIS case status. My wife and I interviewed a month ago.. Had Green Card in hand a week later.
  6. The only advantage in using a service is the help that can be had on the beneficiary side. It doesn't say what country your fiance lives in. Also, I'm not sure what Rapid Visa provides in the beneficiary country. In my case I completed all of the paperwork with the help from the guides on Visa Journey. My wife used a service in Thailand for assistance filling out the paperwork in Thailand. She doesn't have a computer/laptop, so we paid a little over $100 to have one of the services in Thailand to assist with getting her packet three and four completed. Same deal though, she had to do the legwork to get all of the necessary documents in order. They dd walk her through the process, telling her exactly what was needed and recommended several places that are approved for translations services, and etc. The guides here are excellent. We had our Green Card interview last week and no hiccups along the way. Green Card will hopefully arrive next week.. The interviewing officer said 1-3 weeks, I'm hoping for the best case though.
  7. I would be remiss if I didn't thank the community for all of the assistance in going through this process, The guides are absolutely fantastic. I rarely had any procedural questions, but when I did, they were always answered quickly and accurately. If I was more knowledgeable, I would certainly provide more insight. I will defer most of those others with more knowledge than I possess. Thanks again everyone for the support over the last few years. I'll be more active in 1.75 years when we apply for the 10 year GC
  8. I assumed that it wasn't something to be concerned about, as it was filled out before we interviewed. He handed it to us at the end of the interview.
  9. Interview for Green Card this morning. We were asked the standard questions: How did you meet? How long before you decided to marry How many times were you married Any children, biological or step children, & etc Officer told us if approved Green Card should arrive in 1-3 weeks. He didn't think that we'd get an RFE Received the form below, and assume that it is standard operating proceedure?
  10. While I filed for a K1, I did it all with help from the good folks here. To be honest, if you take your time and thoroughly read through the guides and/or use the search on here, you probably won't have many questions. There will be others that had/have the same questions as you. Just do a search on your question, chances are you will find several threads related to the question you have. We did use a service in Thailand for assistance as my wife doesn't have a PC or laptop. We paid around $100 to have them fill out the paperwork for my then fiance and submit it for us. The woman there that my wife was working with commented that everything I sent to them from here was well prepared. I set up a Google drive for file sharing, and etc.
  11. The zip code plus four is only useful to the USPS. ZIP+4 Codes are the last 4 digits of a nine-digit ZIP Code. A complete, nine-digit ZIP Code consists of two parts. The first five digits indicate the destination post office or delivery area. The last 4 digits represents a specific delivery route within that overall delivery area.
  12. When my wife arrived to LAX, they asked her my name, where I lived and if she knew how long we had to marry.
  13. We filed for my wife's AOS at the end of August. Paperwork was received on 4 September with NOA's shortly after. Combo card was received on 14 March.
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