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  • Birthday 02/10/1989
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  • Location Tehachapi, CA, USA

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  1. I’m well aware of that and I’ll be the first to sigh whenever somebody says “I called the USCIS”, however there was indeed an update on 04/20 and they did indeed update the expiration date of the form. That’s all.
  2. What changed was the expiration date, not the edition date! I saw a post today from someone who got their petition rejected for the same reason (improperly filed), she called USCIS and they told her about the update on 04/20.
  3. I read today that on April 20 they changed the expiration date of the form i-485 from 10/31/2021 to 10/31/2020, so if you downloaded the form before that date, make sure to print the new one!
  4. You can’t enter the country on a K1 and then leave and return on a tourist visa! I know it sounds like a reasonable idea but it’s not possible! (Your B1/B2 won’t be necessarily cancelled at the interview because they understand you might want to travel to the US temporarily before entering on a K1 permanently). So once you use your K1 visa, you’ll need the parole to be able to return if you leave
  5. I did, back in January. The hotel itself is very nice. Clean, good food, nice pool area. My then fiancé was with me, we had no problem walking to the consulate and back! My interview was scheduled for 7:20, so even though it was before 7am when we left for the consulate, the streets were already busy with people commuting and the businesses were already open. It was not dangerous or deserted at all
  6. It depends on the doctor. The doctor in Rio is the “best” because he is very “mellow” about vaccines and will mark your sheet as complete if you’ve been vaccinated for Td, MMR and flu (if the flu shots are currently available/season). Usually he won’t even ask if you’ve had varicella, he’ll automatically write “varicella history”. Also, he’s whole appointment is very superficial and “easy”. The other 3 doctors are very strict about Tdap, they’ll “make” you take this shot if you only have the Td one, otherwise they’ll mark your sheet as incomplete. Also, in Brasilia I think, the doctor asks for a blood test to prove you’ve had varicella/been vaccinated. Furthermore: going to a ‘posto de saúde’ with your vaccination card might not do much, as they’ll say it’s complete according to the Brazilian vaccination calendar - which is different from what CDC requires for immigration purposes.
  7. Technically, the K1 visa is a non-immigrant visa, so it *shouldn’t* be affected by this. But I guess we’ll have to wait and see?
  8. I may be very wrong, but as far as I know you can’t file i-130 alone to adjust status without filing i-485, and also the i-130 is only approved after the interview... there’s something very wrong there. Even if your lawyer did make that mistake, how could USCIS approve your i-130 without an i-485 and interview? I’m very puzzled.
  9. A girl I know missed her biometrics appointment (she forgot), so she went to the ASC the next day and was able to get it done, but the employees there had to call the consulate and ask for permission. In your case, since you wanted to reschedule everything, and considering the fact that the interview would have happened today, I don't know if there's still time. I hope you got a solution!
  10. A friend of mine had her vaccination documentation marked the same way (K-Visa applicant electing not to be vaccinated at this examination). At the interview, she was issued an RFE and had to go take the missing shot and redo the medical so they could officially put it on her record ($$$). It was all fine though, she received her GC shortly after.
  11. For me, both say "Case is Ready..."! I had my biometrics on 04/01, the old website updated on 04/02 afternoon and the new website on 03/04 morning.
  12. I didn’t submit the 2018 tax return either and had no RFIE! Here’s what I sent along with I-864: 2017 tax return + W2 + 1099 + most recent paystubs + employment letter 2016 tax return 2015 tax return And also 2018 W2 and 1099, but no tax return as my husband hasn’t filed his yet (I thought I’d just throw them in for extra info)
  13. I tried reading all the posts on this thread but it's 47 pages long lol I read comments about the SS card, here's my situation: POE (LAX): 02/02 Wedding in Vegas: 02/14 Up until then, my I-94 record was still not showing on the website, so I decided to go ahead and get married. On Feb 18 I e-mailed the CBP regarding my I-94 and 3 days later it finally showed online. However, they had misspelled my first name lol. I e-mailed them again on the same day requesting a correction but they never did it. Anyway, on March 1st I finally got my marriage certificate in the mail, and that's when I went to the SS office. On my first try, they couldn't go ahead with my request because of my misspelled name on the I-94, so I stepped outside and called the CBP. After insisting and begging, they corrected it over the phone! I went back in and had to wait again in line. This time, they had a problem with the length of my name (I didn't drop any of my birth names, I just added my husband's last name - and I made the mistake of writing all of them under "last name" instead of using the "middle name" box as I did on my AOS. Therefore, of course, they couldn't fit them all on their system. Long story short, and after receiving a very rude treatment by the lady there, she finally sent my request - but under my maiden name, because that's all that she could type into the box. Two weeks later, I got my card in the mail (with my maiden name on it). On March 29 I went back there and this time I put my middle name in the correct box!! No problems whatsoever this time! SAVE case check returned my case to agency on Apr 2nd, so now I'm just waiting for my new card or a denial notice in the mail lol So, basically, my being married was never a problem at the SSA. I was lucky, I guess (except for the whole name length issue).
  14. I was unsure about my field office because my physical address is on Fresno's jurisdiction and my mailing address is on San Fernando's!!! But after receiving my biometrics letter, it looks like I'll be having the interview in San Fernando - which sucks, because the waiting time there is much much longer than in Fresno
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