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    Ayrton got a reaction from laylalex in Canada Opens Border for Non-Essential Travel for Vaccinated Individuals   
    I have the cheapest plan offered by my employer (Anthem BC BS) and all my covid tests were free. I even got tested twice before my trip to Brazil in less than 24 hours and both were free. Before this job I had Cigna from my husband's job and we got tested a couple times as well for free, no questions about the purpose of the test. I also got tested at CVS yesterday, I selected yes for the first the question (travel, work, activities) and didn't pay anything out of pocket as well. If you read their website, they make no distinction between a test for traveling or other purposes.
     
    And if you look at the HHS website, the CARES Act actually says that private insurances must waive covid diagnostic testing expenses for "individualized diagnosis", including asymptomatic ones.
     
    "Plans and issuers must provide coverage without imposing any cost-sharing requirements (including deductibles, copayments, and coinsurance), prior authorization, or other medical management requirements for COVID-19 diagnostic testing of asymptomatic individuals when the purpose of the testing is for individualized diagnosis or treatment of COVID-19."
     
    https://www.hhs.gov/coronavirus/cares-act-provider-relief-fund/for-patients/index.html
     
    The exceptions mentioned on the act are tests for "public health surveillance" and "employment". Getting tested before a trip definitely falls under the individualized diagnosis and should've been covered by your insurance.
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    Ayrton got a reaction from Chancy in Canada Opens Border for Non-Essential Travel for Vaccinated Individuals   
    I have the cheapest plan offered by my employer (Anthem BC BS) and all my covid tests were free. I even got tested twice before my trip to Brazil in less than 24 hours and both were free. Before this job I had Cigna from my husband's job and we got tested a couple times as well for free, no questions about the purpose of the test. I also got tested at CVS yesterday, I selected yes for the first the question (travel, work, activities) and didn't pay anything out of pocket as well. If you read their website, they make no distinction between a test for traveling or other purposes.
     
    And if you look at the HHS website, the CARES Act actually says that private insurances must waive covid diagnostic testing expenses for "individualized diagnosis", including asymptomatic ones.
     
    "Plans and issuers must provide coverage without imposing any cost-sharing requirements (including deductibles, copayments, and coinsurance), prior authorization, or other medical management requirements for COVID-19 diagnostic testing of asymptomatic individuals when the purpose of the testing is for individualized diagnosis or treatment of COVID-19."
     
    https://www.hhs.gov/coronavirus/cares-act-provider-relief-fund/for-patients/index.html
     
    The exceptions mentioned on the act are tests for "public health surveillance" and "employment". Getting tested before a trip definitely falls under the individualized diagnosis and should've been covered by your insurance.
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    Ayrton got a reaction from Adventine in Canada Opens Border for Non-Essential Travel for Vaccinated Individuals   
    I have the cheapest plan offered by my employer (Anthem BC BS) and all my covid tests were free. I even got tested twice before my trip to Brazil in less than 24 hours and both were free. Before this job I had Cigna from my husband's job and we got tested a couple times as well for free, no questions about the purpose of the test. I also got tested at CVS yesterday, I selected yes for the first the question (travel, work, activities) and didn't pay anything out of pocket as well. If you read their website, they make no distinction between a test for traveling or other purposes.
     
    And if you look at the HHS website, the CARES Act actually says that private insurances must waive covid diagnostic testing expenses for "individualized diagnosis", including asymptomatic ones.
     
    "Plans and issuers must provide coverage without imposing any cost-sharing requirements (including deductibles, copayments, and coinsurance), prior authorization, or other medical management requirements for COVID-19 diagnostic testing of asymptomatic individuals when the purpose of the testing is for individualized diagnosis or treatment of COVID-19."
     
    https://www.hhs.gov/coronavirus/cares-act-provider-relief-fund/for-patients/index.html
     
    The exceptions mentioned on the act are tests for "public health surveillance" and "employment". Getting tested before a trip definitely falls under the individualized diagnosis and should've been covered by your insurance.
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    Ayrton got a reaction from Chancy in Biometric Appointment for AOS applicants??   
    Take passport and marriage certificate for biometrics.
     
    She can change her name on her passport whenever she wants, it's not required for AOS.
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    Ayrton got a reaction from flicks1998 in Biometric Appointment for AOS applicants??   
    Take passport and marriage certificate for biometrics.
     
    She can change her name on her passport whenever she wants, it's not required for AOS.
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    Ayrton got a reaction from grantmefiancevisa in Biometric Appointment for AOS applicants??   
    Take passport and marriage certificate for biometrics.
     
    She can change her name on her passport whenever she wants, it's not required for AOS.
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    Ayrton got a reaction from Mike E in Got an RFE for I-485 app, 4 different points, need help   
    864EZ can't be used for K1 AOS. 
     
    "Who May Use Form I-864EZ?
    You may use Form I-864EZ if ALL the following conditions apply:
    1. You are the person who filed or is filing Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, for a relative being sponsored;
    2. The relative you are sponsoring is the only person listed on Form I-130; and
    3. The income you are using to qualify is based entirely on your salary or pension and is shown on one or more Internal 
    Revenue Service (IRS) Form W-2s provided by your employers or former employers."
     
    1. K1 don't qualify based on requirement #1. Fill out the 864.
     
    2. No post it. If they are asking for it, send it.
     
    3. It's not uncommon to receive RFE for birth certificate when it was already submitted. Just send it again.
     
    4. It might have been misplaced. Just make sure you submit another one and that the marriage happened within 90 days of DOE.
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    Ayrton got a reaction from laylalex in Working for current UK employer remotely in US   
    For those who are asking what USCIS thinks about this, here is one of the most recent post on the K1 AOS forum.
     
    An immigrant added his foreign income from remote working as a family member on the 864. USCIS asked in a RFE for proof that they were authorized to work in the US. 
     
    How would you reply to the RFE and prove that you're authorized in the US? The only way I can see it is if the immigrant had a EAD or other type of work authorization. Just sending a letter saying it's not a US employer wouldn't work in my opinion.
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    Ayrton got a reaction from SusieQQQ in Working for current UK employer remotely in US   
    For those who are asking what USCIS thinks about this, here is one of the most recent post on the K1 AOS forum.
     
    An immigrant added his foreign income from remote working as a family member on the 864. USCIS asked in a RFE for proof that they were authorized to work in the US. 
     
    How would you reply to the RFE and prove that you're authorized in the US? The only way I can see it is if the immigrant had a EAD or other type of work authorization. Just sending a letter saying it's not a US employer wouldn't work in my opinion.
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    Ayrton got a reaction from Adventine in EAD questions post K1 visa   
    It's a gray area between immigration law and tax law. 
     
    When you live in the US, you're considered a US person, therefore you need to report all income you receive, it doesn't matter where it's coming from. But since your residence is in the US, you need authorization to work here. If you search online, most lawyers will say it's illegal to work without authorization, it doesn't matter where the employer is.
     
    Someone recently got a RFE because they included their foreign income (they kept working after entering the country with a K1) on the 864. USCIS was asking for proof of authorization to work in the US in order to accept the foreign income included in the form. So that basically proves that you would need authorization to keep working for the foreign employer.
     
    The other question on this matter is: would that affect your AOS. The answer is no if the petitioner is a USC, because unauthorized work is forgiven for spouses of USC.
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    Ayrton got a reaction from SusieQQQ in Working for current UK employer remotely in US   
    It would be nice if it was this simple...
     
    Someone just received an RFE because mistakenly added their foreign income on the 864 and USCIS wanted proof that they had authorization to work in the US.
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    Ayrton got a reaction from Jorgedig in Working for current UK employer remotely in US   
    It would be nice if it was this simple...
     
    Someone just received an RFE because mistakenly added their foreign income on the 864 and USCIS wanted proof that they had authorization to work in the US.
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    Ayrton got a reaction from Mexis2020 in Working for current UK employer remotely in US   
    It would be nice if it was this simple...
     
    Someone just received an RFE because mistakenly added their foreign income on the 864 and USCIS wanted proof that they had authorization to work in the US.
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    Ayrton got a reaction from Chancy in daughters biometric exam   
    Vaccination record for biometrics? Never heard of it.
     
    Just to make sure, is this a biometrics appointment for an adjustment of status (you posted in the AOS forum) or is it a visa application in a consulate?
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    Ayrton got a reaction from Crazy Cat in Tax documents for I-864   
    Yes. It's either transcript or complete tax package.
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    Ayrton got a reaction from Adventine in Include pictures in i-131? (merged)   
    If you read the instructions you will see that you must submit tax documents and proof of income/assets with the affidavit of support. So yes, you must submit them in the package.
     
    If you're talking about proof of relationship, that can be brought straight to the interview.
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    Ayrton got a reaction from Chancy in EAD questions post K1 visa   
    They all go to the NBC. EAD is approved by them. AOS will be sent to your local field office for an interview after the NBC verifies all the documents are okay. And don't forget to apply for AP.
     
    No work can be done in the US without proper authorization, it doesn't matter where the employer is. So the answer is no, your spouse can't work remotely.
     
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    Ayrton got a reaction from Lemonslice in It never ends...i-9 after citizenship   
    Offices are not closed. They were doing stuff by mail until a couple months ago, but now with the new SSA emergency message, they must give an appointment to immigrants because we can't mail our stuff. Update citizenship is considered a valid reason for an appointment. When you call, ask for an appointment and mention their own regulation.
     
    If the the first person that answers the call says otherwise, ask for a supervisor until you're able to get an appointment.
     
    https://secure.ssa.gov/apps10/reference.nsf/links/05262021015248PM
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    Ayrton got a reaction from ak5285 in AOS interview documents clarification   
    Expiration dates on forms are used for internal purposes only. I think my 485 was technically expired when I was interviewed. That didn't mean I had to fill out a new one.
     
    The rules are clear. The immigrant doesn't have to redo your medical if they FILED for AOS within one year of the date of the medical. Even if the vaccination sheet was incomplete, he wouldn't need a whole new medical, he would only need to complete the vaccination part. If you want to make sure the rule is gonna be followed by the IO, print a copy of the instructions and take to the interview with you.
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    Ayrton got a reaction from Chancy in AOS interview documents clarification   
    Expiration dates on forms are used for internal purposes only. I think my 485 was technically expired when I was interviewed. That didn't mean I had to fill out a new one.
     
    The rules are clear. The immigrant doesn't have to redo your medical if they FILED for AOS within one year of the date of the medical. Even if the vaccination sheet was incomplete, he wouldn't need a whole new medical, he would only need to complete the vaccination part. If you want to make sure the rule is gonna be followed by the IO, print a copy of the instructions and take to the interview with you.
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    Ayrton got a reaction from ak5285 in AOS interview documents clarification   
    DS3025, filled out during the medical. He was supposed to get a copy of it.
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    Ayrton got a reaction from mushroomspore in Return for interview.   
    No loopholes. You and your son knew the answer from previous posts and still decided for him to make the trip to Russia. Depending on his age like mentioned above, there might be a long path to immigrate again and he might be stuck in Russia for a long time.
     
    The tourist visa, even though it wasn't probably officially voided, it's useless now because CPB knows there's an intention to immigrate again.
     
     
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    Ayrton got a reaction from Adventine in It never ends...i-9 after citizenship   
    Offices are not closed. They were doing stuff by mail until a couple months ago, but now with the new SSA emergency message, they must give an appointment to immigrants because we can't mail our stuff. Update citizenship is considered a valid reason for an appointment. When you call, ask for an appointment and mention their own regulation.
     
    If the the first person that answers the call says otherwise, ask for a supervisor until you're able to get an appointment.
     
    https://secure.ssa.gov/apps10/reference.nsf/links/05262021015248PM
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    Ayrton got a reaction from Lucky2Lucky in Receiving advance parole and permit to work   
    If your son is starting university in Russia, then you chose the wrong path for him to immigrate. Remember that a GC is for someone to live in the US, not outside. 
     
    An IO will most likely deny an AP expedite if the reason is to go back for studies.
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    Ayrton got a reaction from Lucky2Lucky in Return for interview.   
    No loopholes. You and your son knew the answer from previous posts and still decided for him to make the trip to Russia. Depending on his age like mentioned above, there might be a long path to immigrate again and he might be stuck in Russia for a long time.
     
    The tourist visa, even though it wasn't probably officially voided, it's useless now because CPB knows there's an intention to immigrate again.
     
     
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