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  1. A couple months after receiving her Green Card, my wife returned to China to deal with a family member's medical emergency. Things are okay now, and she'll be returning in the next week or so. We have a couple questions: Her visa is in her Maiden Name, but her Green Card is in her Married Name. Will she need her Marriage Certificate to enter the U.S.? I plan to FedEx this to her. Besides her Passport and Green Card (and maybe Marriage Certificate), are there any obvious typical documents that she'll need to enter the U.S.? What, if any, documents would China want to see when she's leaving the country. In the past, they've wanted to see the visa she has for destination countries. She no longer has a valid visa for the U.S., but has a valid Green Card. Thank you for the help!
  2. It might really depend on the location, and how the beneficiary typically receives mail/parcels. My SO lived in an apartment building (Shenzhen) and received a call for most deliveries. I'd suggest talking to your beneficiary, and asking if they can receive EMS deliveries without a phone call. I think it should probably be okay. The mail may get delivered to a local delivery hub, where the beneficiary can call/check to see if they have any deliveries waiting to be picked up. It is still hard for me to wrap my head around the idea of entire countries without mailboxes or well-defined mailing addresses.
  3. I'm sure there is variation, but this is what it looked like for us in January: "I'd been checking our CEAC status a couple times a day. It stayed stuck on "Ready" for ~14 days, then the "Case Last Updated" date changed to the current date for ~2 days in a row, then it briefly (less than 1 day) switched to "Administrative Processing", then back to "Ready". EMS delivered the P3 about 2-3 days later (Guangzhou to Shenzhen, very close)."
  4. Hello, About the birth certification and Non-criminal certification , they were requested to hand in 1 piece of each original(not copy)when in K1 Interview, the document handed in would not be given back to interviewee. As we considered the birth certification doc. would be requested in application for status changed, and the birth certification doesn't have expire validity, we prepare 3 pieces of it. so when we were in K1 ,We prepared 1piece Non-criminal certification, and 3pcs Birth certification. We applied status changed already, when we applied it, we sent the copy of birth certification as it not got request for original. Above is our process for your reference.
  5. I suggest applying for the ID asap. Here in California, they wanted 60 days left on my wife's I-94. While technically doable, it requires everything to be done just about as quickly as possible. We were not that quick. D0h!
  6. Well drat. This did not work for us. Our I-94 is only valid for another two weeks, and the DMV wanted it to be valid for 60+ days. I kinda got the feeling that the DMV worker was "optionally enforcing" that criteria, as it was mentioned nowhere on the website. While technically possible, it leaves very little room for delay (with the waiting for SS card and maybe marriage certificate for a name change). The DMV worker suggested that we have our I-94 extended/updated with a new departure date. It really sounds like that isn't possible, from the USCIS website. It sounds like quasi-legal immigration status limbo is part of the design. It does not seem like a good design.
  7. Children should very rarely ever need to prove their immigration status. I never carried any form of ID when I was a child until I got my Driver's License. My son (13) carries no photo ID. TSA does not require accompanied minors (under 18 years old) to show ID to get on domestic flights in the US. It appears that children can get a Real ID in some cases. For Ohio, see: https://services.dps.ohio.gov/BMVOnlineServices/DL/AcceptableDocuments
  8. I am also a bit fuzzy on this point. I do have the I-797C (NOA1) for the I-485 (right in front of me), and I don't see anywhere on it where it has any mention of "authorized stay". I feel like she should really carry around a huge packet of papers with her everywhere she goes .. also, that seems like a terrible idea, and a quick way to lose paperwork. Gah!
  9. NOA2/P2 (front, received by petitioner) NOA2/P2 (back, received by petitioner) P3 received by beneficiary via EMS: P4 (email from consulate to both petitioner and beneficiary):
  10. Medical Exams are done at an office right next to the consulate on a walk-in basis. It seemed quite easy. The only hitch was that the results aren't typically ready for pickup for a couple days. The ME office opens at 08:00. You might plan to pick up the packet the day before the interview, if spending the night, or schedule the interview later in the morning, so there is time to pick up the packet before the interview.
  11. I'd strongly recommend a wet signature, if at all possible.
  12. ustraveldocs says: Which I found confusing/concerning, because we'd specified delivery options. I emailed ustraveldocs, and they said:
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