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  1. Thanks. I realize I posted in another forum but just wanted some more visibility to be 100 percent sure
  2. So my husband's immigration visa is being sent to NVC and am trying to get my documents in order Our marriage certificate lists both of our ID numbers. Mine is my US passport number, however in October, I renewed my passport and they gave me a new passport number. If my passport number does not match the ID number on my marriage certificate, will this be a problem for a consular officer or anyone at NVC? obviously I still have my expired passport and could verify that my expired passport's number is also my ID number on my marriage cert. I am asking because apparently changing your ID on your marriage certificate can be a long process with the Registro Civil in Costa Rica, around 2 months, so I am just wondering if this is really necessary that my ID number (i am the petitioner) matches my up to date passport, or if it is OK that my expired passport # is what is written on my marriage cert. Thanks,
  3. So my husband's immigration visa is being sent to NVC and am trying to get my documents in order Our marriage certificate lists both of our ID numbers. Mine is my US passport number, however in October, I renewed my passport and they gave me a new passport number. If my passport number does not match the ID number on my marriage certificate, will this be a problem for a consular officer or anyone at NVC? obviously I still have my expired passport and could verify that my expired passport's number is also my ID number on my marriage cert. I am asking because apparently changing your ID on your marriage certificate can be a long process with the Registro Civil in Costa Rica, around 2 months, so I am just wondering if this is really necessary that my ID number (i am the petitioner) matches my up to date passport, or if it is OK that my expired passport # is what is written on my marriage cert. Thanks,
  4. He would be eligible for ITIN, could I submit for him a request to get an ITIN?
  5. Okay I feel like this is a common situation and someone would have an answer: I am a USC and currently waiting on my husband's spouse visa petition approval (form i-130). Obviously I know I have to file taxes as "married" status for 2018 since we were married in August 2018. My husband is in Costa Rica and doesn't have much income. My question is, would I file as jointly, or separately? He has never been outside of his country and so never had income from the US. Does it even matter? Could I file jointly and just put his income as 0, or do I technically have to file as separate, since we are living apart at the moment? This is my first time filing as not single so I'd like a little guidance... but I don't think my situation is super specific that i'd need a tax professional so I figured i'd ask the forum
  6. khans1025

    Transferring money from UK to USA

    an international wire transfer if it's a large amount. Banks usually charge a flat fee for this. withdrawing in cash and converting the currency, and bringing the cash with you is another option, but it depends on how much he has...
  7. I just received a receipt notification of our i-130! We got married on August 10 and they received the petition on September 20. I guess now we just wait? I'm in the US for work and my husband is in CR, I'll visit him in October and December and every few months after that. It sucks to be apart!
  8. I'm putting together an i130 petition for my Costa Rican husband and the marriage certificate I have is handwritten. It was also done in triplicate, and I received the bottom copy. I tried photocopying it and there are some illegible and unreadable parts. Basically some of the handwritten text is just hard to make out and so is the notary seal. I was able to translate the whole thing from Spanish to English, since I am competent in both languages, and offer a translation along with the photocopy... I can get a better copy sent to me, but it may take a few weeks... alternately, I'm going to be visiting my husband in one month so I could get a copy at that time as well. I want to submit my packet ASAP, but I'm wondering what's better: submit now with what I have, or wait like a month so I can get a better copy and submit that? Could you get a denial or an RFE for something like this?
  9. Also when we did all the stuff for the car, we were living together at that time... I don't know if that makes any difference...
  10. Okay, no we're not currently living together but we were from January to August of this year, and around August-September of last year. Other than that, I really just have photos of us (and a few family members) spanning a range of time, chat logs, maybe a few emails shared together and email confirmation of flights to show when I was in Costa Rica (no boarding passes though... I don't think I ever kept those unfortunately). i plan to get affidavits from people close to us to attest to our relationship. Finally, for more financial stuff, I put him as a beneficiary/authorized user on a few of my accounts so I want to send evidence of that as well. I have no idea if this is enough. We did basically everything together and I want to get that across in the petition... obviously I will be saving all evidence of everything we do now going forward !
  11. My husband and I recently got married, he's Costa Rican... I'm working to make a strong case for our petition and one thing that I'd like to include is the purchase of a car in that country. I own the car, but we have various receipts detailing repairs and other things that we bought for the car over the course of time. Some receipts are in my husand's name and some are in mine, showing that we both contributed financially to the repairs for the car. I'm wondering if this is a good thing to include and if it helps to prove financial comingling? I do have other receipts with both our names, and a few other unrelated documents to show financial comingling like rent receipts, utility contract, a few receipts of sent money... We don't have a joint bank account yet, I'm trying to get that set up so we can at least start showing bank history maybe later this year... (on a side note, I have no idea what US banks will allow someone without an SSN to have a joint account, if you have any insight into that i'd love to know as well. It would make our financials a lot easier for sure) I have other evidence as well but I am wondering how strong a case the car would make. Honestly buying a car was a big part of our lives together and I don't want to skip over that if I think it will help our case. Any advice appreciated, thanks!
  12. Hi there, I am petitioning for a CR1 for my Costa Rican husband and I know that he has a child outside of our relationship -- he was never previously married to his ex, but he does pay the daughter's child support. I am wondering how this will affect the application for him? I am not petitioning for the daughter, just for him, and the daughter does not live with him or me. What should I have prepared in case USCIS is looking for more information on the daughter?
  13. I have a few questions about obtaining a B2 visa for my spouse, I was told by the US embassy in costa rica that since we will already be married when he applies, the officers might give him some extra scrutiny. I then called USCIS and could not reach a real human being... We plan on doing the following: We are getting married here in Costa Rica tomorrow, and in one week I will have to leave to the states for a job offer. I'd like that my husband can come to the US later this year to visit my family, and maybe spend the holidays in the US with me. We want to start the spousal visa process, but we both think it's better to come first on a tourist visa and after he has left the US, start the spousal visa process (I have heard you can do an AOS once you are here on your B2 visa but I feel like that might cause problems later) My husband is a self-employed taxi driver in Costa Rica... what types of documents would be good to show his employment status? He has a bank account, rental payment receipts in his name, and we plan on making a joint bank account as well as create joint ownership of our car, which he uses for work. This year he started his taxi company and for hte past 5 years he was doing other odd jobs... selling coconuts etc. He also has conversations with clients, not sure if that would help establish his self employment. Would it also help to already make travel plans before he applies for the visa? So for instance, getting round trip tickets?
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