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Mrs. DPK

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  1. Hello there! If you were issued a Social Security Number/Card you could have your fiancé add you on his bank accounts, car insurance, etc. It may also be an option for him to add you on his rental agreement or lease. I was also on a second J1 when my husband proposed unexpectedly and we decided to get married. My particular circumstances inclined me to take the CR1. I needed to return home finish my degree, this also gave me time to gather my documents (birth certificate, police records, etc.). Luckily I was able to visit my husband multiple time using my B1/B2 visa which I had from before my J1s. A dear friend of mine who was dating an American US Citizen was on her 1st J1 when her boyfriend proposed and they married. Her case is somewhat similar to yours as she had been dating this guy since they met in Peru for about a year or so. She had no issues adjusting status. And she didn’t even use a lawyer: she proved her bonafide with lots of pictures from the time they were dating, and photos of her visiting her soon-to-be in laws at the time. I hope these two experiences help you feel more comfortable with your decision.
  2. Yes it is. And there doesn’t seem to be a standard waiting timeline. Check the ‘OS115A Status’ thread for reference.
  3. Mrs. DPK


    Si, NOA = (N)otice (O)f (A)ction Ahora puedes usar la herramienta de búsqueda en la página web para encontrar ‘I-129F timeline for CSC’. En promedio, la espera toma unos 6 meses. Siempre y cuando no te toque un ‘RFE’.
  4. They put it in the mailbox, no signature needed. At least in my case.
  5. If you’re a CR1/IR1 case, the timeline according USCIS website is: it can take up to 120 days after the payment or your POE date, whichever was the last event in your case. Some people got lucky and received it within just weeks. Others like me got it a few days before the 120 days mark. You can check my timeline on my signature, down below. I apologize for not being able to find the website at the moment. But if you have your accounts with both USCIS portals, just follow the links that say ‘green card’, on of them has the info I just provided.
  6. Hello everyone, Status updated on July 13th to “Card being produced” Any idea how long it’s currently taking from that status to getting the card on hand? TIA
  7. Hi! My husband and I chose the CR1. I had a B1/B2 visa prior to starting the process and was able to visit several times (the last time for about 5 months) with no problems. Each time, I was admited for 6 months total. For the 1st three times, I’d only stay for 1 and a half week; the last visit I used almost my 6 months. POEs were LAX and SF, idk if that makes a difference. Having obtained the tourist visa already and showing continuous visits it’s great in her/your case. After getting married, I was a bit afraid to state my purpose of stay as “visiting my husband” BUT that’s when your good record helps you. Also make sure she brings documentation supporting that she’ll be be back home (I would usually bring with me my employers “vacation slip”, or future doctor’s appointments, etc.). Imo your best option is to do a CR1. That way you could do the destination wedding and keep the continuous visits.
  8. I believe it depends on which USCIS jurisdiction you are. I live in CA. Fees paid on March 26th POE at LAX on March 28th I'm still waiting for my GC to arrive. So far no notifications or whatsoever. On USCIS website it says that they can take up to 120 days to produce it; yet upon entry to the US the officer reviewing my documents said they may take up to 6 months.
  9. Hi! I wanted to ask how long did it take you to get the actual GC by mail? Or is it that you are still waiting? ROC can be filed online through this website: https://myaccount.uscis.dhs.gov/ which is also where you can track all your cases with USCIS, and change your address.
  10. If you obtained a SSC previously, then you have no issue. Even though that SSC was issued when you were using a different visa, the number is yours forever and will not change. I am also using my SSN issued when I was a J1 visa holder, and it was accepted by my current employer without issues.
  11. Hello! I went to the DMV DLPC this week with the intention to take the written test. I was called to the front desk and a lady gathered my documents (foreign passport with the I-551, rental agreement and SS Card) saying it was all in order. However, after trying several times to have my passport's biographical page scanned, their software wouldn't take it as a valid document. At that moment she explained to me that I had 2 options: (1) To wait until I receive the actual (plastic) GC in the mail and come back, or (2) to enter the 'Secondary Review Process' (SRP). Option (2), according to her, was not a very good option bcs, even in the case of the GC arriving within days, the local DMV wouldn't be able to touch the application until the SRP was finished in their HQ in Sacramento. Additionally, she mentioned that the SRP was taking at least three months from now, so as you can imagine the trauma from waiting so long for the IV Process made me decide not to continue with it. My questions are: 1. Does someone recently have tried to get their DL? (Preferably some IR1/CR1 from CA) If so, have you encountered the same situation? 2. I entered the country on March 28th; and I my husband paid for the Immigration Fee on March 23rd. Does anyone have an idea how long is currently taking to receive the GC by mail? I called USCIS recently and the operator said it could take up to 120 days. Passed that timeframe, I could submit an inquiry about it. Thank you!
  12. Hello! Everyone I'm glad to let all the community know that we got the visa. interview was this past Tuesday and the visa was ready for pickup today. 🤗 A HUGE THANK YOU! To every member in the community who helped us and brought some company during this wait. The process for us took 333 days total. For any Peruvian couples out there, feel free to read my review too. For the rest of couples waiting, keep the positive attitude and remain strong! Don't let this process hurt your relationship, love can overcome anything. Francesca
  13. Mine took only 2 business days, but I believe it depends on your consulate. 02/14 Interview is scheduled (I got info over the phone) 02/16 Status starts showing 'In transit' 02/21 Status shows 'Ready'
  14. Hello everyone! Officially 20 days until our interview in Lima, Peru. Good luck to all of you in your upcoming interviews! I was updating my timeline, but I don't understand which is the Pckt 3 and the pckt 4. Could anyone help me with that? I really want to fill my timeline to help futures couples. Thanks in advance
  15. Unfortunately it's true that not all civil registration/data in Peru is kept with RENIEC or with their field offices, so it is possible that getting your husband's records is impossible. Was he born in a very rural area? If you'd like I could ask with more depth if you wish to provide me with the location of his birth, so that I can confirm if it's true that RENIEC doesn't have it in its records. Sometimes the public functionaries don't care/know, and just proceed to work with what they have (like how the ended up validating/"visando" your document with the "sticker"). I know that's what they do for "documentos para uso en el extranjero". As they explained, it'll be up to the embassy. I trust they'll be reasonable but only after making sure that getting the certificate from RENIEC is truly impossible.