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About eckoin

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  1. OK yeah, that's probably what I was thinking of, makes sense! Getting used to PO Box life and having separate physical and mailing addresses...
  2. I feel like I saw somewhere that USCIC "dislikes" PO boxes because it's a way for someone to pretend to live at a "quick office" while still getting their mail easily. So BS?
  3. Hi all, I just moved to a new house, and USPS will not deliver mail to me. I now have a PO Box as my mailing address. Among reasons: - I spoke with my coworker who delivers the mail, she said "No". - It's common, there's another town that does this. Anyway, there is no way for me to receive mail at my house. They sent our new house title paperwork back to sender, wouldn't even hold it while we scramble to change it. PO Box or bust. Will I face any issues with this? I changed my address online (next step is ROC) and will be sending off the sponsor change of address, but I wonder if this is an issue for the future...
  4. I believe that a pending TN application by definition means that you are out of status but have authorized stay while it's processing; same with a pending AOS. You're legally in the US, but you don't have a status per se. An AOS I-797 is all you need. It's so unlikely that you would be asked for this--if you're the driver, they'll look at your drivers licence which better be valid, and if you're the passenger, you can refuse to show anything at all (... Technically)--but overall, a valid ID + an I797 for a pending application is what allows you to remain in the US.
  5. OK, so if I have this right - you entered on an I status - you applied for AOS based on marriage, and EAD based on AOS - you received the AOS EAD, and you're working on that EAD. It just happens to, completely coincidentally, expire when your I94 expires. - you applied to renew that EAD before it expires If so, your I94 will not be updated; it's for entries to the country, and you entered on I status that's valid until they determined for it to be valid. After that status expires, and you've applied for adjustment of status, you don't have a status; you have legally authorized stay, and work authorization via EAD, but no status. Your status is, "waiting for status". You need to let your employer know that you have an automatic extension on your AOS EAD, and give them a copy of the I797. They'll do with it what they want. I'm just still unclear on how your AOS EAD, valid for one year, happens to be valid until exactly your I94 I status expiry. A coincidence is fine, but the reason I ask, is to confirm that you don't have multiple EADs mixed in together.
  6. OK, and the EAD is based on marriage I assume? C9 could mean a number of things.
  7. I-94 is your record of entry and the validity of the status on which you entered. It never gets modified, unless they made an error and you ask them to correct it. But I'm unclear on why your EAD expires on the date your I94 expires. Under which status did you enter the US? What is the category of the EAD which expires on 7/31?
  8. Treat each form separately. Meaning, i130 + i130a is one "form", I485 and i864s are one "form", i765 is one form, and i131 is one form. Which also brings me to--include required stuff with each "form". For example, attach the passport photos required to each form, rather than to the front. Just in case they get lost. I also feel like your order in general is out of whack; there is stuff under i130 that should be under I485. Read through some of the other linked threads for more details. I'm a proponent of redundant "important documents" for each form. For example, a marriage certificate for all four form-packets mentioned above, as well as passport pages for both petitioner and beneficiary, as well as birth certificates for both. It's not required, but people have received unnecessary/illogical/why-do-they-hate-me-in-particular RFEs for stuff like this, so I just can't see a downside. They won't rage-reject your application for providing too many marriage certificate copies. But if you don't like this approach, then please at least include the documentation required for each form. Each form could be reviewed by separate people. I765 and I131 are adjucated completely separately from the rest by definition. Just make more copies, it's the least expensive part of the process. Meh. Feel free to include it now or bring it with you to the interview. Just make sure you give the civil surgeon 2-4 weeks to complete the form, some are slow--depending on the lab they use--if you go the interview route. By the way, I feel like your I864 is confusing. Why are you including your husband's income stuff, like employment letters and pay stubs, if you're not using his income (and in your other thread, I suggested you don't). Worst case, the officer only looks at that, and sends the RFE because he or she also supports the "OPT income is not real income" idea, and they don't even get to the joint sponsor paperwork. I'd keep it clean on that front. The only exception is if you filed taxes jointly, which it doesn't appear you had.
  9. Yes, you lose your lawful status. You will still have authorized stay in the country, provided you're in the country, and don't leave without approval (approved AP/I131). So you can't continue working, and you'll have a hell of a time trying to renew your driver's license if you need it, but you're legally in the US--you'll just have no legal status. And that's exactly what legally authorized stay means. Perhaps the officer was just letting you know that your status itself will not be valid--which is true--as a heads up. Just an approved and valid AP (I131). Leaving the US without one means that you'll abandon your application and will have to apply for a spousal visa. EAD/AP currently takes about 6-7 months for most people, up to 8.5-9 months in general. You'll get a conditional resident status when your I485 is approved, post interview. Nothing! Just a paper that says you're here legally, waiting for USCIS to decide what to do with you. That's the I797/NOA for I485, saying that your application was accepted. No status, after your current H1 expires. Before it does, you have valid H1 status.
  10. Really quite different for H1 and TN. One is dual intent, the other isn't. If I were to have extended (applied for a new one, technically) my TN - via USCIS processing - it would have been adjucated separately from my AOS. If my TN were denied, it wouldn't impact my AOS. Chances are, my TN application would have been automatically denied due to immigrant intent via AOS, but if that information didn't catch up to my TN, I suppose it's possible that it's be approved separately. Unlikely though. If I applied at the border - not via USCIS - then I'd be denied 95%. 5% for if they happened to not ask me any questions about my life and focused on the job, and didn't look into other pending applications; otherwise I have clear immigrant intent. H1 and E I'm not sure, since they are dual intent. But getting denied for one doesn't affect AOS by marriage, since the latter is about family reunification and doesn't take your employability into consideration. With some exceptions I suppose.
  11. First things first, USCIS is known to reject OPT income. Of all non-immigrant work statuses, they often send RFEs for a joint sponsor specifically because OPT is not one of the accepted statuses. Someone else can chime in, or I can find the list of those they do accept--it's almost all others. That has anecdotally happened to a lot of cases similar to yours, even with employer letters claiming that they will gladly hire the employee on a fulltime basis when they can. So take that as you will. Second, though - how long has he been employed? If you two (joint) or he (single) don't have your income tax for 2018 reflecting 125%+ of the FPL, you're already not in a great position. If there are at least six months of pay stubs, meaning that one had worked for at least half a year, the officer may accept it as valid. If he hadn't been employed for at least half a year, and he's on OPT, I would line up a joint sponsor, or risk a very likely RFE for a joint sponsor and consequent delays.
  12. They didn't include a fax number in the email? How unusual. Call USCIS and ask to speak to a Tier 2 officer, who can give you that information. Everyone gets a different fax number and ATTN TO. It's based on the location of the officer who was assigned to your case, so don't fax it to just any number.
  13. Do you have any updates? Have you called them to ask for when the interview was scheduled, and whether (the tier 2 rep) has any more information? It's possible people have had three interviews, but I personally have never heard of that. I wonder if it's more of an RFE (bring X, but do it in person). Otherwise, having two Stokes interviews just seems overkill. You passed or you didn't, and you have no NOID.
  14. The joint sponsor needs enough to sponsor themselves, their dependents, and you (not your wife, she's your main sponsor). Sounds like they don't have dependents, so it's them plus you, for a total of two. For them, their assets need to make up 5 times the difference, since you are not their spouse.
  15. I don't think I've ever heard of three interviews, but if your application were rejected, you'd receive a notice of intent to deny. Out of curiosity, what happened during the first interview, and what happened during the second? Were you separated for both? Did they ask Stokes interview questions? What was the problem they were trying to address, the validity of the marriage or something else?
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