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About DaveAndAnastasia

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  1. It's not necessary to document assets if your fiancee's income is sufficient. However, if you do want to show a bank account, what you want is something they call "verification of deposits" (or at least Capital One does) which you may be able to get from your bank's web site or app. /for the I-134, I was confused about this; called my bank, that's what they said. For AOS, I reconsidered and thought "I make way more than enough; I don't need to bother with assets", which was correct.
  2. Even pre-COVID-19, it wasn't uncommon for it to take nearly the full 30 days USCIS gives itself (that's how long they want you to wait before contacting lockbox support) to generate a NOA1 and case # and take your money.
  3. Any estimated processing time for something that takes an in-person visit (and even if they issue some two year GCs without interviews, you still need to do biometrics for AOS), whether official or based on VJ averages, is probably completely wrong by now due to COVID-19.
  4. This says NH: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/national-visa-center.html
  5. And lots of cities where most international flights connect out of state even if the local airport is a POE.
  6. I don't know if there are any changes to their regular policy right now, but pre-virus the rule was to wait 30 days before contacting lockbox support. It's quite normal not to hear anything (or be charged) for a week or two, and sometimes can take the whole month.
  7. It's not an issue. I kind of wish VJ (and other sites) would update their example cover letters and letters of intent to not be in "formal business letter" format with addresses in the headers because there's no requirement that they be this way and it can cause some confusion.
  8. Unfortunately, the CA DMV will need a social security card in your married name to get a RealID-compliant license or state ID (we ran into this the first time we tried to get a learner's permit for my wife; she had her EAD/AP combo card in her married name and a copy of our marriage certificate, but we hadn't updated her social security card yet; ended up trying again after she got her green card and we updated her social security card), but with most other things you should be fine.
  9. Depending on where you are in the process, you may be able to send a correction as a fix for a typo to USCIS. If not, I'd just consistently match your passport in future documents (until/unless you're going to change your surname after marriage) and indicate the other spelling in 'other names used'. USCIS and the state department are aware that many non-Roman-alphabet languages do not have consistent transliterations.
  10. It's often the case that when there's no real correct answer for K-1s (because a question on a form is really irrelevant for them, but the form doesn't explicitly say so), you'll find lots of conflicting information online about what to fill in there.
  11. Many people (including us) had no problems paying USCIS lockbox fees by credit card (for both the petition and AOS), and in fact I recommend doing so if it's practical for you because There's no possibility of rejection due to incorrect payment or incorrect payee They're very easy to track There's much more protection against fraud on a credit card (note: not a debit card) It doesn't cost you anything extra to use one (unlike money orders, or in most cases, a cashier's check)
  12. I like computers. They usually do what I tell them to. 🤣
  13. There's really several questions in there Can your fiance(e) get to a POE at all? (probably no unless your fiance(e) is coming by land from Canada or Mexico) If (s)he can get to a POE, will your fiance(e) be allowed to enter? (this is probably yes) Can you reasonably fulfill the conditions of the K-1 (aka actually getting married) within 90 days right now? (you'll have to check for availability of marriage licenses and civil weddings or officiants near you) Is it safe to travel right now even if it's possible? (that's something you and your fiance(e) will have to judge)
  14. Well, cubicle; I'm not management or a business typhoon ... Though I guess I could snag an empty conference room.
  15. It's really hard to say. All-remote work may reduce productivity and mean some people are unable to work, and who knows what other delays could pop up getting information from outside of USCIS. On the other hand, it's very likely the volume of new cases is going down a lot (travel restrictions are preventing meetings, and even if you're together overseas, non-essential government office closings may make it difficult to get married; even if there's some increase in AOS from non-K visas from couples where the foreign partner was already in the US, I don't think it'll make up for that).
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