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Odiegwu

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About Odiegwu

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  • City
    West Des Moines
  • State
    Iowa

Immigration Info

  • Immigration Status
    IR-1/CR-1 Visa
  • Place benefits filed at
    Chicago Lockbox
  • Local Office
    Chicago IL
  • Country
    Nigeria

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  1. I’m the USC petitioner and I’m getting ready to request my transcripts from the IRS. I have all my tax returns from the last 8 years, but will only be sending 2018,2017, and 2016. The IRS website indicates you can request either the tax return transcript or the tax account transcript. Since I have my returns is it okay just to request and send the tax account transcripts? Also, my tax preparer had me file married filing joint for 2018. I married my husband in Nigeria in July 2018. My husband (the beneficiary) is not in the US to sign, and doesn’t have a TIN or SSN (obviously). He’s also unemployed, so he has no income that could be taxed. I signed for him. That won’t cause any problems will it??? Thanks in advance for any advice.
  2. So I should use the first item numbers listed for that page and section? For example physical address 1 on page 2 section 2 uses item numbers 12.a.-13.b. Physical address 2 uses 14.a.-15.b. For physical address 3 (which will be listed on page 12 used for additional information) it should be listed using page 2, section 2, items 12.a.-13.b? The images below are just from the I-130 example form provided by the site.
  3. Yes. I did not have enough room on page 2 section 2 to list all my addresses for 5 years. Same for page 4 section 2. I didnt have enough space to list all of my employers for 5 years. Page 12 asks for the Page number, Section Number, and Item number. It’s easy enough to list the page and section numbers. It’s the item numbers that have me hung up a bit.
  4. When using page 12, part 9 to add an additional: Physical Address: use page number 2, part number 2, but what item number do I list? Physical Address 2 uses 14.a.- 15.b. Item 16 is Your Marital Information. Employer: use page number 4, part number 2, and which item number? Thanks in advance!
  5. As part of the bona fide evidence I did a quick overview of the relationship. From when and where we met online to our decision to get married and what happened during our time together. It’s a page long and gives references to the pieces of evidence used. For example: I traveled to Nigeria on (date) and events (X,Y,Z) occurred. See boarding passes and photos of events on page (insert page #).
  6. To clarify my question was not should I hide the fact he was denied a student visa. Of course I know they have access to that information. My question was should I mention that I suggested he apply for a student visa when I talk about our relationship in the I-130. He was accepted by the college by the way and yes all the necessary financial information was given and the SEVIS fee paid and all of that.
  7. Is it necessary to list self-employment on the I-130? I work for a hospital, but also have another position that is considered self-employment. Can I only mention the hospital job, or do I need to list both? Also, before we were married I suggested that my husband apply for a student visa here to help with employment prospects back in Nigeria, and so that we could get to know each other better. His student visa was denied. Would it be a bad idea to mention this in the I-130? Thanks
  8. Thank you for confirming what I suspected 😟
  9. Has anyone in Nigeria or other highly scrutinized countries had luck applying for and obtaining a visitor’s visa to see the USC spouse BEFORE the I-130 was filed? Would your chances increase once the NOA1 has been received? Or because of the nature of the Embassy there is it pointless for the beneficiary to try to get a tourist visa? My husband’s job is more flexible with scheduling. I’m the USC and already have a visa to see him, but I’ll be working on my Master’s and working full-time, so it’s not really easy to go visit...
  10. Has anyone in Nigeria or other highly scrutinized countries had luck applying for and obtaining a visitor’s visa to see the USC spouse BEFORE the I-130 was filed? Would your chances increase once the NOA1 has been received? Or because of the nature of the Embassy there is it pointless for the beneficiary to try to get a tourist visa? My husband’s job is more flexible with scheduling. I’m the USC and already have a visa to see him, but I’ll be working on my Master’s and working full-time, so it’s not really easy to go visit...
  11. That’s pretty obvious or there would be no need for a petition and immigration proceedings. I’m painfully aware of this truth. Unfortunately I’m not wealthy enough to go live in Nigeria till our case has been decided ☹️
  12. Thank you for those links! I think I had seen somewhere that had a link to a thread for the bona fide evidence, but I was checking on something else at the time and didn’t check it out. Then I couldn’t find it again. I had thought to include our first conversation where we met on Facebook, chats/statuses that show when we started dating, some handmade cards and letters, where we talked about marriage, where we were planning my trip to see him and get married, photos from the trip (I was there 15 days), boarding passes and baggage claims, some future family and finance planning, some chats/video chats between me and his family or him and my family, group chats/video chats with friends, some areas where he’s teaching me his dialect and traditions, and where he or his sisters are telling me how to make different foods from there, a few call logs to demonstrate how frequently and for how long we talk or videochat, and of course the obvious proof (like marriage certificate, court order from my petition for change of name, pay stubs showing my married name, and insurance cards with the married name). This might seem like a lot, but Nigeria is a tough one, and I’d rather make sure they can clearly see that our marriage is genuine and we’re very involved in each other’s lives from family to friends to food to future planning etc.
  13. Will do! Most of my evidence so far is photos, boarding passes, handwritten letters, cards, call logs with dates and duration of Facebook calls/videochats, and a few chats over messenger.
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