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  1. I also was wondering does Azerbaijan considered a high-fraud country? I'm trying to figure out how easy or difficult it would be for an Azerbaijani citizen at the interview. I heard that the US Embassy in Azerbaijan only considers visa interviews, but for K-1/CR-1 interview is the neighboring Georgia (Tbilisi), that interviews Georgians and Azeris, so my husband would have to cross the border to Georgia to be interviewed. There aren't many Azeris or Georgians in the US, so I'm not sure if that makes it a country that's less of a fraud unlike some African or Asian countries.
  2. Hi guys. So I submitted I-130 for my spouse who lives in Azerbaijan and received a NOA1 shortly after in about two weeks. Surprisingly, I had filled out the G form for electronic receipt, but it's been a month and I never received anything besides the letter NOA1. Waste of filling out the form I guess. I also included everything my husband had given me from his home country such as his military record, police clearance, two passport-sized photos, his birth certificate, divorce decree and everything I submitted myself, I also included his own which he had translated from Azeri to English and notarized in his home country. I later learned that it is at the NVC stage where we will need to submit his own docs, so I rushed into things I guess adding those to my own supporting docs. I also submitted lots of bonafide evidences all at once to deter any RFE which I heard slows down the process. I'm doing this all myself so I would like to ask a few questions please: 1) Will the NVC stage ask for my husband's supporting docs again such as his military, police clearance, passport pics, etc even though I submitted at the filing stage of the petition? I suppose I can tell my husband to go and get cleared again at the police station and translate and notarize the doc again because from the time he got the first one and the NVC stage (assuming he is approved), it will have been months. OR....alternatively, do we not submit another police clearance and it would be better to get one like the day before his interview at the Embassy so that the EMbassy staff will see that up until the day before, he is clear? 2) I got this on the NOA1 and I am little confused as to what it means in terms of the submission date and the timeframe of approval? {priority date: Dec. 27, 2018). The address of the USCIS office shows as Texas Service Center. Could you explain what 'priority date' means? How do I determine the timeframe of how long it will take to get approved based on my priority date? 3) My husband and I will be meeting soon in a few weeks again, and since it's been only a month since the USCIS had received my petition, I will have more evidences with this upcoming trip to submit and I would like to 'side-load' my previous bonafide evidences with much more. From the time that the USCIS got my docs and until the time I can side-load more evidences, it will be two months and a half, which I'm assuming our docs will still be at the Texas Service Center, so would you advise me to send more evidences then, because once the docs get approved and are moved to NVC, ti will be a hassle to side-load at the NVC, so i feel like side-loading while the docs are at the USCIS (in Texas), would be more logical and easier to do. Has anyone side-loaded a USCIS or NVC level? I just want to the EMbassy staff to have so much evidence that they will most likely look into prior to the interview for less chances of denial although we will certainly meet again for the 3rd and 4th time....4th time being his itnerview date if all goes well. I'd really appreciate some advice as I want to make sure that I am takign the right steps from this point on. Thank you!
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    Filing I-130

    Hi guys. I am looking to find out how you guys submitted your call and chat logs from WhatsApp, for example? That's the only method we have been using with my husband but I can't imagine how many of our chats I should be sending? How did you organize that portion of your evidence? I am primarily looking to create such a page (several of them) where I can fit around 4-6 of our chat dialogs of WhatsApp in one page and I was wondering how these people managed to create it? How can I fit these chats just like this in one page? They must be using some special way of printing format, right? Can you advise me how to create such smaller fitted chat logs in one page otherwise I would have like 50 pages if I start just printing each page one-by-one. Thanks. I see people fit their chats in one page like this and I always wondered how they format it that way?
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    Filing I-130

    I am a USC petitioning for my husband who lives overseas and he has never been to the US and does not even speak English. We share a common language. I prepared I-130 and now I'm confused about I-130A Part 4 (page 3, lower left side) of I-130A form. It says pick 1a OR 1b. So I picked 1b on behalf of my husband since he doesn't speak English and then I added "Russian" but that question asks for the 'interpreter' and I was told that only certified/official interpreters should be mentioned on the forms. It then goes on to Item Number 2) where it asks info about the preparer. There was no preparer for I-130, so how can I correctly answer this it seems confusing. As the petitioner, am I the interpreter and the preparer for I-130A now through the whole process? Also, I know that the beneficiary doesn't have to sign it if living overseas, but under the signature, it also says "Date of Signature", so do I also not put a date on the form as the only 'date' place. I guess I-130A will automatically match the date on my signed I-130? Basically, my questions is if the spouse doesn't sign I-130A, then no need to date it either right? How did you USCs fill it out for the spouses who live outside of the US and who do not speak the language? Some of these questions are simple yet confusing
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    Filing I-130

    Could someone please be able to help me out on a few things regarding the petition. I am mostly done but stuck on a few questions/issues. 1) Middle names: I am from the former Soviet Union where our father's names (patronymic names) are used as middle names in birth certificates, passports, etc. Those are not the typical American middle names, but they sort of give you more identity of who you are as in to whom you belong...your father, so I think they had used that back then and still do to better differentiate you among the crowd who might share your first and last name, too. When I moved to the US, they wrote my name as in my birth certificate from my homeland onto my US docs (the immigration). I never use it, except that my dad's name is still shown as my middle name on my social security card, my bank account since it has to be what my social shows and my passport along with my HOA statement/account and my property tax forms, but in school and other places I never use. So now that I am filling out I-130 and I-130A, I put that so-called middle name on the forms for me, my parents (their patronymic names as shown on their passports where it asks for my parent's info), and my current husband is from back there too, so he also has that issue with a middle name. For this reason, I filled out all the middle names as shown on our passports/birth certificates, except in the parenthesis for each person, I typed "patronymic name" so that the USCIS will understand that it is not our "middle names". It was either that or simply I could have filled the middle name part without explaining in the parenthesis right next to it what it is. I am wondering if the petitions can be denied or returned to me by asking me to delete what I wrote in the parenthesis next to the middle names? Should I just not even explain and do you think I should have used the last page of attachment for additional comments although I am not saying much except just typing 'patronymic name' next to a middle name so I didn't want to complicate the petition by using the last page attachments. I don't want to risk any stupid mistakes like this. Anyone else here with a patronymic name?
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    Filing I-130

    OK thanks for the info! I appreciate it. Would you be so kind and tell me if is it required to make a copy of social security number for the I-130 petition or not? I was previously married to a foreigner and the lady who helped me made copies of my CA driver's license as well as my Social Security # on the same page together, but I heard that sending a copy of your driver's license is not required, so is the same case with making a copy of the social security? If it isn't required, I rather not go through the hassle of making an unnecessary copy. Thanks for your help, sir!
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    Filing I-130

    Hi guys. I am about to finish with my I-130 form and I am stuck on just 2 questions and I was hoping that you guys can help me out. 1) I am stuck on page 6 of form I-130 where I need to fill out about beneficiary's spouses. So where it says "Names of Beneficiary's Spouses" in bold...I first put my info, then for spouse 2, I put his ex wife's info as needed, but then it goes to ask the same question again on 25a. "Information About Beneficiary's Family"and then "Provide info about beneficiary's spouse and children." My question is why in the world is it asking about me again, as I just wrote about me in Spouse 1 section of the same page on the left side of it plus about his ex. My husband has no children, so do I again put my name and info on the same page as I already did, and then mark N/A for the resort of "Persons"? A website called "mypathcitizenship" has instructions on how to fill out I-130 but it is still confusing because in there they instruct you to fill out 25a this way: 25a-36: Enter the names of your foreign spouse’s children that will be accompanying them. If no one else is will be immigration with them, type “NA” even if your spouse is pregnant. Until the child is born you cannot add them to the petition." So ok I got that, but it is not only asking for children there because the question is clearly saying "provide info about beneficiary's spouse and children." So why is that website only mentioning children's names? This is why I am confused what to write there because It seems to me that I need to write about myself the same question as on the left side of the same page lol. 2) The second confusion is simple...on page 7, where it says "Beneficiary's Entry Info" it is asking questions about his entry, but he has never been to the US, which I marked, but down below in the same section under Item Number 47...it asks Passport Number, then country of issuance and also the expiry date of the passport. Is this a GENERAL passport question in that section of "entry" or is it a question regarding his foreign passport with which he entered the US? Should I put N/A to all the entry questions there, but put his passport #, expiration date and the country of issuance regardless of the title mentioning his entry?
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    Filing I-130

    Thanks so much!! Yes it is very self-explanatory but I was confused with similar questions and referrals to line numbers. What you said is exactly what i thought they wanted, but due to my confusion, I thought to double-check Now I'm going to finish up with the page and thanks again for the help. This site has helped me a lot!
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    Filing I-130

    I don't want to seem dumb, but I am stuck on a question on I-130 form for my husband who lives overseas. Part 4. Information About Beneficiary (page 5): Beneficiary's Physical Address: Questions 11a-11h. If the Beneficiary lives outside the US in a home without a street #/name, leave Item Number 11a-11b blank I am confused if I need to fill that out or not for him? I it asking where he lvies right now? He lives overseas in his home, so is it asking me to write his physical current foreign address where he lives overseas or not? I think that's what is asking. I am even MORE confused on the question following 11a-11h: Other Addresses & Contact Info 12a-12d. It asks to provide an address in the US where the beneficiary intends to live if different from 11a-11h. What is it asking here? I'm assuming for my address where I live in the US, since he will later move in with me from overseas? Much more confused right after that question following 12d lol :))) For 13a-13f it asks: Provide the beneficiary's address outside of the US, if different from Item Numbers 11a-11h. If the address is the same, type SAME Item Number 13a. I'm sorry but what is it asking here? I have no clue. If someone is willing to help, would you mind opening the actual form and looking at Part 4 as I want to finish up with this petition in the next few days and I'm still stuck on a few questions? Thanks in advance guys.
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    Filing I-130

    Hi. Can someone please help me to correctly fill out the employment portion of the form based on my situation? I am currently a student at a community college studying to become a paralegal for a year or less now and I am not working officially. My income tax return, however, does show $18,000 earnings, and that is an earning from renting out a room in my house that I own, so technically per tax laws, I am considered 'self-employed' even though that $18,000 income is not taxed because it is a real estate earning. I am not sure how to write my situation in my employment history for the first portion only because a few years ago I was working at a law office, so I can put that in the second part of my employment history without a problem or confusion. I ask this because I read that some people have been getting recommendations to put their college info in the employment history part while others recommend not to do that if the student status is the reason why someone isn't working, and instead to put "unemployed" if a petitioner is a student, so I can't get a specific correct info as both seem to oppose one another. Additionally, I had worked for cash, but that cash was so little within a year's span and very unstable, that I used it for gas and for little errands here and there. I did a little of billing for someone for cash from home and got $500 every 3-4 months for a few months now, so it isn't anything at all, but since the person who paid me cash for his billing request a few times from my home hasn't officially hired me, I don't want to mention that little work I am doing very rarely as it might get him into trouble for paying me out of pocket without officially hiring me? Can someone please advise me how to proceed with formulating my employment history please?
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    Filing I-130

    An attorney told me this and threw me off actually hence my confusion...ok so i will submit everything to USCIS all together whatever I've got even the future trip itinerary that we will book now to show them that we are meeting for the second time in 4 months again. I just realized that I have one more question sorry.... I was born in the former Soviet Union where our dad's names would be written in our birth certificates as well as passports as sort of like a middle name even though middle names are not common at all back there since they already sutck your dad's name into your name in between your first and last name, so I go his name stuck in my papers too obviously and when I immigrated to the US at a very young age, the US immigration still left it in my docs, so now i have my dad's first name in between my first and last names and at first I thought to not write it in my I-130 but since my documents have that, I thought to not complicate things and just write as is, except that in my petition where it is asking for the middel names of me and my parents, I put my "middle name" and next to it I typed "patronymic name" so that they will know that my 'middle name' isn't really a middle name but my dad's name. I'm sure they get tons of Russian and former S.U. documents with those so I'm not the first nor the last one, but I was wondering whether I should keep that "patrynomic name" mentioned next to my middle name (dad's name) or should I just delete that patronymic notification name? ANy thoughts on this or am I looking too much into it? I just want to do everything well on my form and not risk rejection over typos or mistakes. Thank you.
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    Filing I-130

    Hi guys. So I am getting conflicting info regarding the bona fide evidences and I wanted to clarify at which stage of the petition you guys submitted the evidences. One attorney told me to submit everything with the initial I-130 petition packet while another said that the USCIS does not forward the evidences to the NVC and that it is the NVC who will request them from me. Well, I thought that the NVC was going to request the D-260 and the I-864 at that stage only, so this is confusing me as I am getting two opposing answers from attorneys. The bona fide evidences that I am talking about that I wanted to submit with my I-130 packet were bunch of photos, our boarding passes, hotel itineraries, Uber rides overseas, my e-visa, ring receipts, my affidavit and my parents', etc. So when did you guys submit these yourselves and did you get RFE after? What is conflicting for me is that one person says that in order not to delay the case by getting the RFE is to submit everything at once, but if USCIS does not forward these evidences to the NVC, then should I wait to get an RFE and delay my case like that by submitting those later separately? Also, my husband and I are planning to book another trip (2nd trip for our face-to-face meeting), so should I first book that second trip of ours we are planning along with the hotels and include that future trip before sending out the bona fide evidences all together just to show that right after our wedding trip, we booked another vacay after a month of return back home? How did you guys submit those face to face meeting I mean at which stage? Please let me know as I am planning to send my petition in the next few days and would need to adjust things. Thank you.
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    Filing I-130

    Guys...since you have been so helpful I also wanted to ask the following: My husband and I had obviously discussed marriage and we had decided that if we still had the same chemistry going in person, then we would marry on our vacation. For that reason, my then boyfriend had his documents translated via certified translator and notarize which included his birth certificate, military discharge, police clearance, divorce decree, etc. He got those translated few weeks prior to our trip for the first time so that in case we marry and everything goes great with us, then he can have those necessary documents in hand so that I can petition for him upon my return. I mention this because I thought that the uscis might wonder why he got his docs translated in his home country of azerbaijan before we got married or met. My question is if it is acceptable to get documents translated overseas by competent translators who are local because i wasn't sure how else to get translated documents from him as i couldnt get the originals. Will his foreign docs be acceptable by the uscis? Now i am thinking that I should have taken copies of his docs and had them translated here in the US, but it would be the same translations anyways so would this even matter where it is translated?
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    Filing I-130

    Well, I got married to my ex-husband after a month of his visit yet the uscis didn't make a big deal and our interview was quite fast. When my ex got his conditional g.c. he left with one way ticket to his home country, then the lies started so it was obvious that his intention was to get g.c. so from there on, I filed for divorce really quick and started vigorously reporting him to the uscis...he later returned to the us, got married to a woman older than his mom lol seeing that he might lose his 10-yr permanent g.c., then she sensed fraud and called me to request assistance to report him now on behalf of her lol so at that point his 10 yr g.c. had arrived and instead of sending it to him (per his request) while he was back home in his country for yet another visit, me and that wife of his at that time, sent that permanent g.c. of his to the uscis and all I know is that he has been back home for the last 4 years. The uscis was very nice in hearing me so im glad they contacted me, but i think that my ex might not be able to come back and obtain another g.c. through marriage since two women reported him for fraud. Also, me and that older woman keep touch once in a while and became friends and whenever we leave the country, we both get second screening before a clearance and it's getting annoying. We are looking to find out how to get that permanently cleared. The previous fraud can't be tied to my new marriage as it's a case of it's own, but I do think that perhaps they will look at this one attentively. That older woman also got married now to a man 10 years younger than her lol and after a hard interview where she was grilled, they got the green card. Interestingly, I have not been asked about my ex at all when getting the second clearance but she has and I think because there was a huge age difference between them..she's older than his mom..while my ex was a few years old than me and we were both good looking so there isn't much alert for the uscis and maybe that's why i keep getting a quick clearance without any questions asked at the airport. I submitted the uscis with very detailed evidences of my ex so i think they've got all the necessary info on their end to be asking me anything new since it's been like 5 years now since our divorce. Oh, the funny thing is that he also claimed abuse while being away from the US and from me physically for 9 months lol....the whole point of restraining order and claiming abuse is if you are in an immediate threat not go back and forth between the countries, then file for it after 9 months of not seeing me and being away from me in 10,000 miles away. I made this clear to the US and even teh judge tossed his RO at the court and just told us not to talk to each other as he doesn't want to see us again. The uscis asked for the court transcript from me and in that court transcript I had made it clear to the judge that my ex is claiming bs abuse to get his green card, so the hearing lasted like a minute and we were let go. He is now not doing well in his home country and i lerned that form his older ex wife as he asked for money from her :))))) I don't see how the uscis will us my idiot fraudulent good looking ex husband to hinder my current marriage without looking at my current marriage as is. Im actually happy that he got stuck in his home country and is suffering. My only question about this is whether I should mention that past marriage in my affidavit just briefly like say that I got burned once and didn't think that i would petition for someone else, but the negative feelings gradually went away and i no longer felt bitter against my ex and after meeting my current husband and falling in love all over again and having such a strong chemistry with him (sexual and personalitywise), I could not allow past mistake hinder my future happiness for which I decided to marry for the second time. Would this be a good brief explanation of the past and present because I feel like it would be not right not to mention about the past as if im trying to skip it or something like it never even happened, but this way it shows that I am not skipping on anything and saying things as is. The only issue is when I first talked about the case with an attorney that I was looking to hire, she said that because my case now is different where now my husband lives overseas and not in the US like my first husband whom i met here, the embassy wouldn't know about my past marriage and the fraud from my husband, but is this really the case guys because as I understand, the whole case gets to the embassy unless only my current petition goes there while the past cases stays within the uscis at the I-130 stage petition. Do you guys have any idea because if the embassy is strictly dealing with my husband's case, then i guess there's no need to even mention my ex in my affidavit. I'm a little lost as to what to include in my affidavit.
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    Filing I-130

    Thanks! I thought about adding him to my HOA, utility bills in addition to my bank, but I was told by an attorney that those won't matter if we are not living together. So i'm confused because I did want to do half of what you mentioned. I can add him to my HOA, my house is paid off and in a my trust (my name) me being the trustee and beneficiary, I am working from home doing billing and my income isn't stable right now, he did just bought me a gift Chanel perfume and has shipped it through Sephora so Ill be getting it now with a love note in the next few days so I will document it. We did get our wedding bands engraved with our names and 'love' quote that I took a picture of, plus we have several pics of us in the hotel where he is shirtless and i am hugging him from behind and taking a picture of us through the front mirror in our hotel and u can see our stuff is all over the place and the bed is unmade. We have kissing photos too. I have not met his family thought...his parents have passed away several years ago, one sister with her family resides in a different country and they no longer talk due to family issues, another brother is also in a different country even though they are in good terms, and one sister he no longer talks to again lives in the same country but in a different city with her own family, so i have only briefly said hello to two of his best friends. Will this be an issue that i haven't met his family even though how would I anyways if he has no parents and his siblings live in different cities even if he was in good terms with them, I still won't be able to see them unless he was next to them introducing me via whatsapp video. My dad has talked to my husband by phone (no video though) so I can have my dad write an affidavit to confirm that our marriage is legit. In fact, I got an infection overseas when I was travelling with my now husband and it was so severe that when I notified my dad (my mom was travelling at that time somewhere else), my dad and my husband kept contact a couple of times keeping my dad up-to-date of how the infection was healing so I can have my dad write about that how my husband took good care of me overseas and kept my dad notified about how I was doing and what treatments he was using to heal my horrible looking wounds. I actually took pictures of my wounds it was so bad, perhaps I can send that to the uscis with the affidavit of my dad to confirm the story.
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