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Chocobo

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  • Location Chicago, IL, USA

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    Removing Conditions (pending)
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    Chicago IL
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    Canada

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  1. I always forget my anniversary date. It's St. Patrick's Day...but I never remember the actual calendar date! 🤣
  2. Provided she can produce documentation showing strong ties to Canada, it shouldn't be a problem for her to come visit for up to 6 months. (My now husband, then fiancé, was able to be admitted even with saying that he was coming here for the birth of our son.) 😊 Having a return ticket in hand can help! Make sure she is familiar with Canadian law on how much time she needs to reside in Canada to retain her health benefits.
  3. For the heck of it, I tried to file an e-request and after filling out all of the information, it wouldn't take my request because for the LIN center, I'm still within the "normal processing time". GRRRR! If it shows that they are processing times from June 2021, I would absolutely go ahead and file an e-request. Hopefully you get some movement on it!
  4. I would call and escalate (tier 2? Other wonderful people on here would know better which tier to escalate to.) Hopefully it is just a glitch in the system.
  5. When my husband got his conditional green card, we were interviewed. It was super easy. They asked some pretty basic questions - verify address, verify date of marriage, birthday, etc. I think maybe she picked a few other things to randomly ask about like a prior address, what type of jobs he held in Canada, how did we meet, etc. It wasn't anything difficult or grilling. The longest time we had in the interview process was the waiting for our turn to be interviewed. The interview itself was very fast and, if I recall correctly, we got a text about a decision not long after we left. They also know that there's a certain amount of nerves with this kind of thing, so don't feel like "OMG, they see we're nervous, they will deny us!" 😉 Tip: bring extra copies of any new evidence with you, if you have new evidence. If you have any originals you didn't submit previously, bring them with you. Good luck!!!
  6. ^^^ So much this!!! I know firsthand what a vindictive ex van do to a bank account!! He can drain all the cash and leave you with nothing, and it is not illegal. If he is a signatory on the account, he has as much right to it as you do. Please please please, in addition to protecting yourself, protect your finances. Have a secret account in just your name with as much cash as you can spare. Do you have any friends near you who can make sure to check in on you to help keep you safe? If you aren't ready to file a police report, please at least go to the police and find out what your options and resources are.
  7. It's not updated on the spreadsheet, but in looking at the timelines in VJ, I see that someone who is a LIN and filed in Feb 2021 got their approval! Please please please let this be a sign that LIN is getting going again!!!!
  8. Not sure about some of it. Some people who didn't have an interview before have to have one now, but that's not a hard and fast rule -- some still don't have to have an interview while some who had an interview previously still have one again. Sometimes I wonder if USCIS just throws a dart at a board to see what they'll do next.
  9. Best bet would be to look at the spreadsheet as well as looking at the spreadsheets for January 2021 going backwards. (I say January 2021 as I have yet to see anyone from February 2021 getting approved.) However, it is very difficult to tell with LIN. They seem to have a sputter when it comes to processing. Nothing...nothing...nothing... OMG A TON YAY!!! Hope! Woohoo!! ... nothing...nothing...nothing. (We're in the nothing period again...) 😟 Saving some digging: LIN spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Buo_drIy4zaCFZUULdT_L9JrA6YZgrVtt7Cj6nUsvv0/edit#gid=0 April 2021's spreadsheet with tab for prior months going back to 2020: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1uJwpaHzGIuuvbVMXK5h-F8KH3hCh88kMxpxC4uOJOk8/edit#gid=725661854
  10. Hubby and I had a friend marry us at our house. In our state (Illinois), anyone who has the appropriate license can marry you. So, we had friends and family come over for a lovely, small ceremony and then some finger foods and cake for a reception. Our friend filed the marriage certificate with the county and we got the certified copy for our USCIS paperwork. Very inexpensive and it was awesome! A friend of ours has a very good camera and took the photos for us.
  11. I wish I was at the point I could send a request. No doubt I'd get the same response you received. Ugh!!! The USCIS website shows the history of processing of cases by case type over the last 5 years. RoC's are at the highest they've been in the last 5 years.
  12. I hear ya!!! It will be WONDERFUL for hubby and I to not have to worry about this whole mess for another 10 years. (Though, I'm sure by that point, he will have obtained his citizenship.)
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