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Scott Br

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  • City
    Charlotte
  • State
    North Carolina

Immigration Info

  • Immigration Status
    Adjustment of Status (approved)
  • Place benefits filed at
    Chicago Lockbox
  • Local Office
    Charlotte NC
  • Country
    Philippines

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  1. My wife was scratched by her cat a few months prior to medical and had to go through rabies treatments. She brought along all of the documents from the clinic related to the treatments in case she was asked about the scars from the scratches. She was not asked about it, nor was she asked for any documents, but I would recommend to be prepared just in case.
  2. My step daughter only had latent TB, so she didn't have to go through the treatments. However, once she arrived in the US, she was required to go to the health department for an appointment to discuss her case. At the appointment they required an additional chest x-ray and an offer optional treatments for free. It took over a month before they contacted us to schedule the appointment. So I would say be patient, as the wait time may be shorter or longer depending on where you live.
  3. The only entity that can require you to provide a SSN is the IRS. Insurance companies, doctors offices, etc. ask for it (and make it seem like a requirement) but you do not have to provide it. When my wife came over on her K1, we filed for her SSN and were able to get it in a few weeks. Her 2 kids, as K2s were not allowed to get a SSN until after AOS. For tax purposes you can get them an ITIN for filing taxes and using that for dependent filing. When we married, I was able to add all 3 to my employer's health insurance. Again, they asked for SSN for all. Since there was no way for me to provide it, they were able to still add them to for coverage. So, if anyone other than the IRS is "requiring" your SSN, you have a right to push back and have them find a way around it.
  4. Scott Br

    Annulment

    There are no fast nor cheap ways of gaining an annulment in the Philippines. If anyone is telling you one or the other, they are selling you snake oil. Besides the attorney costs, expect additional court costs, psych analysis and funds to "grease the wheels" to move things along. All in all, ours took over 2 years to get the process moving to getting final court decree. Last piece was that it was "sitting on the judges desk" waiting to be signed. That's code for we need additional payments in order to get that signature.
  5. Here is the link to schedule your appointment: https://kiosk.na1.qless.com/kiosk/app/home/10000000126. As I said, if you're doing ROM and Passport, schedule ROM first. You will need a 2nd cell phone number for the passport renewal appointment.
  6. After arrival, marry and file for AOS in that order. Has to be done within 90 days from arrival. If you're filing for AOS through the Charlotte office, ours took just over 90 days to have Green Card in hand. Received it back in April. We received Green Card before EAD was approved.
  7. I hope it all works out for the 2 of you. This is a long journey that takes a lot of patience (and $$) to make it happen.
  8. Single Filipino women have a higher denial rate. My wife was denied a visitor visa twice. I ended up making multiple visits to see her, prior to her coming over on a K1.
  9. We purchased Airfare after getting visa. Found an error in K2 visa after booking airfare. We contacted the embassy and they told us to come the same day and show airfare tickets for that evening. They took the entire visa packet and were able to fix everything within a few hours. We were able to pick up the visa at the embassy. They are usually good about expediting if the error is on their part.
  10. Agree with everyone. Timeline seems very tight. I even waited to book tickets after visa in hand. Found out after there was an issue with one of the K2 visas, so we had to go back to the embassy to get it fixed. There are plenty of one way ticket opportunities, that are a couple of days out, that aren't much more expensive than buying weeks ahead of time. As for your title, MOA seems to be the best option for pick up.
  11. K2 usually takes an additional day. Could be longer, but typically not.
  12. Scott Br

    Bored wife

    Thank you VJ for giving me a name to the sulking episodes. I just thought it was my wife but now I know that Tampo is a cultural thing. Knowledge is power and glad I'm not alone in this! Pray for us husbands that the Tampo time will be short 😊
  13. Interview for AOS for my wife and her kids today with an approval. Officer was as surprised as we were that our petition went through so quickly.
  14. We also had an error with the annotation on one of my K2's. We contacted the embassy and they were able to accommodate a same day fix with a new visa within a few hours.
  15. Passport sent in mail last night. That puts us just over 3 weeks from the time we went to DC to renew, and when it's been sent back.
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