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About JMK_IT

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  • Birthday 05/17/1990
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    K-1 Visa
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  1. Hello everyone! @Anrim @Daisy&Mirko @anna.us @JBF@Manu8915 @Sara1102 @Ali&Ed we have a Facebook group dedicated to Italian K-Visa filers It’s called “Italiani che sposano Americani [K-Visa, AoS, RoC]” feel free to join! 😄 https://www.facebook.com/groups/Italians.Who.Marry.Americans.K1.AoS/?ref=share
  2. Feel free to join this FB Group dedicated to Italians who go through the K-Visa process https://www.facebook.com/groups/Italians.Who.Marry.Americans.K1.AoS/?ref=share
  3. Just read this now. Thank you so much for your kindness.
  4. Exactly 😂 Look, I'm not going to argue how broken the system is, but you did make a conscious and voluntary decision moving to the US. (Hai voluto la bicicletta? 😉) You entered on a K-1, which means you knew you were going to spend a few months of extra processing once here. As others have pointed out you have some options to avoid breaking the bank while you're waiting for your work permit/GC. US healthcare is private and I'm sure it wasn't news for you. You will need to pay to get coverage. That, or just take your chances. Up to you, fellow compatriot. Once you start working it will be much easier. Plus once you register to AIRE (it's mandatory for Italians who move abroad indefinitely) you lose access to most healthcare-related rights in Italy such as medico di base, tickets and mutua. (https://fiscomania.com/assistenza-sanitaria-aire-guida/). If you go back to Italy to seek treatments, get RX meds and such, it will be entirely out of pocket because you're not a resident anymore. Private healthcare will still be very affordable, but not ""free"", as you will only declare your income in the US from now on.
  5. That's false. You will be adjusting your status from a K-Visa, which means you shall file Form I-765 concurrently with I-485. You will get your EAD within 4-6 months and be authorized to work as soon as you receive it. The GC doesn't take years either. It depends on the processing times of your Field Office and there are very few that are backlogged.
  6. Mine didn't. I believe you're at a very premature stage to draw all these conclusions. Get your EAD, find yourself a job, experience American life while working, and see for yourself. 75k/y is a pretty ordinarily achievable salary and you can aim much higher than that, if you work towards it. There will be mentality switches you will need to turn on and off to adjust to the new system, but hey, you chose to move here. Plan your life in advance and soon enough you'll feel more financially secure than you've ever felt in IT. Comparing and complaining will not really take you anywhere. In bocca al lupo!
  7. Obtaining proof of residence in this phase can be difficult for a K-Visa holder. Been there. Request SSN asap and get a State ID. Get married and file AoS asap as well. Have you tried reaching out to the school and explain the situation? In bocca al lupo
  8. My husband and I had our interview yesterday at Kendall F.O. I'm adjusting my status from a K-1 Visa. RD was August 6th, 2018. We had a truly pleasant experience. We were interviewed by a senior IO who was extremely kind and courteous. Our interview lasted about 30 minutes. I'll share some highlights here: The IO went over our submitted Form I-485, confirmed biographic information of both, inquired about any changes, asked all yes/no questions. We were asked if we had proof like photographs, joint bank account, joint credit card, joint health insurance. We gave everything we were requested. The IO kept 3 photographs and various statements. Throughout the interview we were asked to talk about us, our jobs, and this and that. The atmosphere was extremely relaxed, I'd say the IO gave us the chance to just have a nice conversation about our life, and he was politely curious about our answers and stories. After some final questions, he told us our case was approved and congratulated us. He explained the new documentation we submitted was going to be reviewed before the official approval, and gave us a "hand-delivered at interview" paper which stated that our case was being held for review and that USCIS did not require further information or documents from us. He also gave us additional explanatory documents about when to file for the ROC process and other generic information. Our case changed to "Interview was completed and my case must be reviewed" and today it was updated to "New card is being produced". I'm only able to see this update on https://egov.uscis.gov/casestatus/landing.do and neither the app Case Tracker nor MyUscis show it, but they have always been quite unreliable for checking all my cases. Good luck to you!
  9. Hey @FLboy123, how long after you GC interview in Kendall did you receive the actual card in the mail?
  10. You shall include Form DS-3025 in your AoS Packet, and make sure your husband properly complied with all the vaccination requirements. The form should be marked "complete". If your husband still has some vaccinations to do (aka his DS3025 is not complete), you need to contact a Civil Surgeon and have them file Parts 1. - 5., 7., and 10. of Form I-693. It's all in the instructions. Read them thoroughly!
  11. Hello, I've been through some confusion on the same matter. You can refer to a vast variety of official information online. Look up the USCIS Policy Manual, Volume 8, Chapter 3: https://www.uscis.gov/policy-manual/volume-8-part-b-chapter-3 4. K or V Nonimmigrants Applying for Adjustment [26] K and V nonimmigrants applying for adjustment of status are not required to repeat the medical examination if the application was filed within one year of the date of the original medical examination, and: The medical examination did not reveal a Class A medical condition; or The applicant received a conditional waiver in conjunction with the K or V nonimmigrant visa or the change of status to V and the applicant submits evidence of compliance with the waiver terms and conditions. [27] If a new medical examination is required and reveals a Class A medical condition, a new waiver application will also be required. In such cases, the officer should determine whether the applicant complied with the terms and conditions of the first waiver, if applicable. Such determination should be given considerable weight in the adjudication of a subsequent waiver application. [28] Even if a new medical examination is not required, applicants must still comply with the vaccination requirements if the vaccination record was not included as part of the original medical examination report. If the vaccination report was properly completed at the time of the overseas examination, the officer may accept the vaccination assessment completed by the panel physician. An applicant’s overseas medical examination report completed by a panel physician should already be in the applicant’s A-file. If it is not in the A-file, the officer should request the medical examination report through a Request for Evidence (RFE). If the applicant was granted a change of status to V in the United States, [29] the medical examination report completed by the civil surgeon should be in the A-file created at the time that the change of status was initially granted. Also, look up Form I-693 instructions: 3. What if I am a K nonimmigrant visa holder and already had a medical examination overseas? Form I-693 Instructions 07/15/19 Page 8 of 12 If you were admitted as a: A. K-1 fiancé(e) or a K-2 child of a K-1 fiancé(e); or B. K-3 spouse of a U.S. citizen or a K-4 child of a K-3 spouse of a U.S. citizen; and C. You received a medical examination prior to admission, then: (1) You are not required to have another medical examination as long as you file your Form I-485 within one year of an overseas medical examination; and (a) The panel physician did not find a class A medical condition during your overseas examination; or (b) The panel physician did find a class A medical condition, you received a waiver of inadmissibility, and you have complied with the terms and conditions of the waiver. (2) Even if a new medical examination is not required, you must still show proof that you complied with the vaccination requirements. If the vaccination record (DS 3025) was not properly completed and included as part of the original overseas medical examination report, you will need to have the Part 10. Vaccination Record completed by a designated civil surgeon. In this case, you must submit Parts 1. - 5., 7., and 10. of Form I-693.
  12. Thanks for this info. I actually got confused, from the instructions it looks like I am not required to repeat the medical examination at all because I'm adjusting from a K-1 Visa. Congrats for you GC and thank you again for your review
  13. That’s why I was feeling so lost. I’ve been thinking for this entire time that the overseas medical examination consisted in Form I-693 as well, and therefore K-Visa applicants were subjected to the rule. That’s why it made no sense. Thank you so much for clarifying, now it’s perfectly clear. (And also a relief that I don’t have to spend the extra $$$ to repeat the medical)
  14. That's exactly what confuses me. Does "underlying immigration benefit" refer to the K-1 Visa, or my AoS in this case? On the USCIS policy manual I found the chart attached below, which confuses me even more. In your case you submitted your AoS when the new policy came in act (after November 1st 2018), so your wife's I-693 is valid for 2 years in any circumstance. I'm just trying to figure out if the partial I-693 that I sent with my AoS package in July 2018 restarts my 60-day count. If not so, then the full medical that I did in March 2018 expired in March 2019, because I didn't file my AoS within 60 days from that date. It's brain-frying, haha. Thank you for your help.
  15. I found a lot of conflicting information online, looking for some clarity. I did medical examination in my home country (IT) the day before my K-1 Interview, on March 6th 2018. According to the policy alert from October 16th 2018: I filed for my AoS on July 29th 2018, which was over 60 days from when the Civil Surgeon in Italy signed the form. However, at the time of filing I had a missing vaccination, which I got once I moved to the US and before submitting my AoS packet (the second MMR dose). Following the instructions (quoted below), I visited a Civil Surgeon who filed parts 1, 5, 7, and 10 of form I-693 to transcribe the new vaccination in the record, gave it back to me in a sealed envelope, which I enclosed in the application. I didn't repeat the rest of the examination because according to the instructions I wasn't required. From the instructions of Form I-693: Now, I have my AoS interview coming up in about two weeks, and I'm very confused about the validity dates. I didn't submit my full medical within 60 days from the signature date, but I did submit a partial one which was signed the week before sending my package. How do I know if I should do a new medical examination? Thank you to anyone who jumps in with some clarification.
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