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About Akipog

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  1. Yeah, mine was definitely sent by USCIS, because I get informed delivery and there was a scanned image of it supposed to be arriving. Yeah I saw that too there are ways to get around it. Just wondering if it had any numbers I needed, but guess not. I'll see if it magically turns up or if I can request another one to be sent.
  2. I have informed delivery and my NOA2 was supposed to be in last Monday's mail. Is there any information on there that's necessary to move along in the process? I know it's required at the time of AOS, but that there are ways to go around it. USCIS mailed it, but seems like USPS lost it between the sorting facility and my mailbox.
  3. I live in California and 2 of the letters were sent from my county and the noa2 was from southern california. I checked with a few of my neighbors will try to check with a few more.
  4. I got informed delivery for my approval noa2 and it was supposed to arrive on Monday, I wonder if mine got delivered to a neighbor by accident! I'm missing two other letters as well. I'm going to check again with post office tomorrow......
  5. Case approved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So relieved. I check my email daily for USPS informed delivery, and there it was! But whether RFE or approval, I didn't want to wait until I got home, so I checked both the new site and the old site. Nothing was mentioned on new site, but old site said approved! Good luck everyone. Noa 1: September 18 Noa2: January 24
  6. Emoji expression of the waiting process: πŸ˜πŸ€—πŸ€ͺπŸ€©β€¦β€¦.πŸŒβ˜ΊοΈβ€¦β€¦..πŸ•›πŸ˜β€¦β€¦.πŸ•”πŸ˜•β€¦β€¦.πŸ•™πŸ™β€¦β€¦...πŸ˜”β€¦β€¦.πŸŒ’πŸ˜–β€¦...πŸŒ“πŸ™„β€¦....πŸŒ”πŸ˜«β€¦...πŸŒ•πŸ€•β€¦.....πŸ€―β˜ οΈπŸ‘» End result is hopefully this: πŸ€Έβ€β™‚οΈπŸ‘©β€β€οΈβ€πŸ’‹β€πŸ‘¨πŸ‘βœ¨πŸŒžπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜… Now: πŸ˜‘ I am grateful for this process teaching me patience. πŸ€“
  7. Akipog

    Birth certificate, guru as father??

    Yeah wish I had known sooner, oh well. I'm not too worried, because we want to settle in India anyway, so if this route doesn't work out I"ll just move there.
  8. Akipog

    Birth certificate, guru as father??

    When I was applying I called USCIS and the representative just told me to write a letter of explanation. I'll prepare for denial just in case. Thanks all for opinion.
  9. Akipog

    Birth certificate, guru as father??

    Cultural traditions in India are different in other countries which is why I was hoping somebody from India would give their input. Sometimes names of babies aren't given until even 6 months or one year after the birth. It's not so sytemized there. No he does not have a previous birth record. Also for someone entering into a temple, you are entering a new life completely and it's sometimes offensive to ask whose one's birth parents were, the new spiritual identity are given more prominence. Its not considered fraud, but reality. Hopefully they overlook it.
  10. Hi all, So my fiance and I met while volunteering under a spiritual organization in India. He has been living in a temple for over 10 years, (not with his family), and considers his/our spiritual master as his real father. He also has a spiritual name, which he goes by, and which is on all his legal documents/passport/bank accounts/identification. So a few months back when he was applying for his passport, he put his guru's name under father, and his birth mother's name as mother just out of default. I didn't know about this beforehand, otherwise I would have suggested otherwise. Anyhow he did not have a birth certificate before, but recently got an official birth certificate that says the same thing, with his spiritual name as his legal name, and his guru as his father, and birth mother as his mother. As far as I know, this is common in India πŸ˜‚ It's not as strict it seems to get a birth certificate with the names of your parents as soon as you are born. When I submitted by the i29f application, I explained all of this in a letter, about the cultural and spiritual practices and how it is not uncommon to consider the guru as father, accepting a new name, and how that is much more REAL than his birth father for him and also what is on all his legal documentation. I put his spiritual name as his legal name, and his father as his guru on the documentation, but I also provided a letter of explanation. Are there any other Indian applicants with advice on this? Do you think that birth certificate will suffice for the interview? Should his mother provide an affidavit support as a back up? Thoughts??? Thank you!
  11. Hi all, we're still waiting for NO2 to come hopefully in March. I just wanted to get my head wrapped around the next process. My fiancΓ© lives closer to Delhi, so I'm thinking it will be better to have it there for the medical. And maybe biometrics? What are the time requirements before the interview to do both of these? I just saw the wording in bold for the Mumbai site of lists of approved paneled physicians, that the medical exam has to be at least 7 days before the interview, and it's valid for a year? So I am guessing as soon as he gets the instructions in the mail and an appointment is booked? I also read something where people said they can be emailed a copy of the appointment letter? https://in.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/71/panel-physician-list-rates-09282018.pdf?_ga=2.112670023.25983880.1544573679-2056924936.1544573679 Thanks.
  12. Akipog

    Joint sponsor?

    Thanks Greenbaum again for the tips. Those forums are very helpful. I've also updated my profile so the flag shows now.
  13. Hi Everyone, I am curious early along in the process, I received NO1 in September '18 and expect the NO2 in March (hopefully). So I came back to USA recently after visiting my fiance's country India (where I was volunteering and unemployed). I came back in April and started actively looking for work and finally got a job in August. Between that period I was getting foodstamps. I now have an annual salary that is well beyond the poverty limit, but by the end of this year, since it's only been a few months, the amount I have earned thus far is less than the poverty limit. I plan to include all of my information for the I134, and was thinking of getting my aunt to joint sponsor. I was hearing some places that say co sponsors are not being considered so much for K1 visas? Just wanted to confirm with those who have more experience if you think that should be enough. I'm also a bit worried if I was getting foodstamps earlier if that would be a bad sign. IDo you think one co sponsor is sufficient in addition to my own financial status? Thanks so much.