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About barashka

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  • Location Philadelphia, PA, USA

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    Adjustment of Status (approved)
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    Chicago Lockbox
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    Philadelphia PA
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    Здравствуйте! I am an America-born Russian guy (born in the United States to parents who immigrated from Russia) who married a Russia-born Russian girl who came here via a K-1 visa. Her Adjustment of Status has been approved and she has her Green Card.

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  1. Agreed with this. It took my wife about 7 months to get her Employment Authorization/Advance Parole combination card but only 10 months to get her Green Card (thank God our case was approved so quickly, we got lucky).
  2. https://www.visajourney.com/content/times/ Once you get your NOA1 and fill in more data in your timeline, you will get an estimated NOA2 date for your I-129F. Yes, you would leave it as the United Kingdom since your beneficiary is from the United Kingdom.
  3. Good afternoon VisaJourney folks, My wife just recently passed her adjustment of status interview and her Green Card will be arriving in the mail. Once it arrives, will she now be able to get a new Social Security card without the "VALID FOR WORK ONLY WITH DHS AUTHORIZATION" writing on top? And if yes, we just simply go to our local SSA office to request it? Many thanks in advance!
  4. The current instructions for the I-129F states: "You must submit one color passport-style photograph of yourself and one color passport-style photograph of the beneficiary taken within 30 days of filing this petition. The photos must have a white to off-white background, be printed on thin paper with a glossy finish, and be unmounted and unretouched. The color passport-style photos must be 2 by 2 inches. The photos must be in color with full face, frontal view on a white to off-white background. Head height should measure 1 to 1 3/8 inches from top of hair to bottom of chin, and eye height is between 1 1/8 to 1 3/8 inches from bottom of photo. Your head must be bare unless you are wearing headwear as required by a religious denomination of which you are a member. Using a pencil or felt pen, lightly print your name and A-Number (if any) on the back of the photo." I believe you will need more in the future for other stages of your journey but for now, one for you and one for you fiancé/fiancée will suffice.
  5. My wife passed her interview! I took exactly the evidence I mentioned in my first post above and it sufficed. Good luck to you guys.
  6. It all depends, there is no real answer for how long the wait time will be. Some people wait weeks, some wait months and some even years. In my wife's case, it took about 3 months after it said "ready to schedule interview" for her to get adjustment of status interview date.
  7. Wow, that is very similar to what I plan on using. I plan on using: joint health insurance, joint bank account, joint tax return, photos of us together and some documents that are addressed to the both of us that show our names and our address. I do have documents that show both of our names at the same address but we live with my parents so we don't have mortgage/rent documents. I should still get the rental document from my parents, right?
  8. Yes, you are absolutely right. Would you bother bringing a rental agreement (as mentioned earlier)? Or do you think I should be okay with my compiled evidence?
  9. I think my evidence should suffice, too! I never even thought about the rent agreement - should that be notarized? I wonder if they would send me a request for evidence for that (if for some reason my evidence didn't suffice). They can also see that she just received her Employment Authorization/Advance Parole combination card fairly recently so she couldn't really work or save money for a good portion of her time here. Hopefully, they will be understanding and realize that is why we couldn't really save money for own place thus far.
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