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About MarryMe987654

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  • Location Angeles, Pampanga, Philippines

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  1. I am in Florida. Got my driver's license with one year expiration date before I got married in 2019. Renewed my license last month with my 2-year GC. Got an 8-year expiration date this time.
  2. I used my Philippine passport and birth certificate as proof of citizenship when I renewed my passport in November 2019. I did it through a consular outreach mission. I did not have my greencard yet then. Hope this helps!
  3. Received this today from Public Diplomacy Section <info@phembassy-us.org> Source: https://philippineembassy-usa.org/public-advisory-on-consular-outreach-missions/
  4. Normally, the old birth certificates that is typewritten or handwritten in old birth certificate forms are the ones with problem as they seem to use old technology to capture a copy of it for print out in security papers. The new birth certificates have better quality. There has been reports of issues with the print out but they are eventually sorted out anyway. My birth certificate is from 1984 and is not the best copy but I got through NVC and embassy just fine.
  5. June 18, 2020 ADVISORY TO ALL RETURNING OVERSEAS FILIPINOS TO ACCOMPLISH ELECTRONIC CASE INVESTIGATION FORM (e-CIF) 18 June 2020 Returning overseas Filipinos arriving in the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) are requested to register and fill out the electronic Case Investigation Form (e-CIF) to secure their own QR Code prior to their scheduled arrival in NAIA. The following are the step-by-step procedures in accomplishing the e-CIF: 1. Open internet browser and go to ecif.redcross.com.ph. 2. Fill out the form then click Submit. 3. Save the QR Code in mobile phones or tablets by taking a screenshot OR printing out a copy of the QR Code. 4. Present the QR Code upon health assessment for the RT-PCR Testing for COVID-19 at the airport. Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) are also requested to register in the Department of Labor and Employment's OFW Assistance Information System (OASIS) through the following links: https://www.dole.gov.ph/ofw- assistance-information-system- oasis/ http://oasis.owwa.gov.ph/ Accomplishing the e-CIF and registering in the OASIS system prior to arrival will facilitate immigration and quarantine clearance for entry into the Philippines.
  6. Thank you, @Wuozopo, this is an awesome, detailed response. We kind of want to make sure that he still gets a refund because he splits it with his wife because of the dependent child that they share together.
  7. Thank you for the responses. These are certainly helpful. I forgot to mention that we live in Florida and we don't pay state taxes. Thank you.
  8. True. But I thought I can make quarterly payments on it so it's not too much of a payment by next year. I also want to make sure that the $300 that I am setting aside every month is enough to cover it.
  9. Hello, I have been trying to figure this out and hoping you guys can help me. I have been married since August 2019 and my husband filed MFJ for 2019. Employed February 2020. Got my GC in March 2020. I am trying to figure out the taxes that I need to pay but the estimator in IRS is telling me that I won't be owing anything it calculates my husband's earning and tax info as well since we are MFJ. That doesn't seem right to me. Re my job-- I work as a contractual QA for a Canadian software company. I get 38k CAD. No deductions or benefits taken out from my paycheck. I get paid every 15th and 30th of the month. I received Pell Grant last week for $3k. How do I calculate my tax payments and when and where should I make payments on it? Thank you.
  10. K1 filing fee - he paid Document requirements from Manila - I paid Travel and lodging expenses - I paid Medical - I paid Air ticket to USA - I paid most of it, he contributed $500 Monetary gift money - I paid (supposed to be 50/50 but it's ok. It's just something that we talked about on the side but he was not able to follow through. His mom's still happy with the cash) Marriage license - I paid Marriage certificate and courthouse wedding - he paid (he got annoyed when I tried to pay. Lol) Driving license - he paid AOS and biometrics - he paid Right now, our strategy is he pays all the debt he acquired before marriage and I will pay for all the bills, insurance and groceries. We have the same income. So far, this is working great and we're so close to being debt-free. Managing finances is still a challenge for me as a couple as I am very strict with finances and has a completely different strategy than my husband. The great thing about him is he is always willing to talk to me and do 'financial meetings' with me and agree or disagree on my plans. I think in the beginning, our life kind of begins as working as a team and I trust him and have confidence with him as a mate. So I know that even our plans and decisions together or as individual may not be the best, I know he always have our best interest in mind. Having said that, my husband will never say "it's yours..." or "it's mine..." and kind of get annoyed when I do that like when I object to putting my name on the house deed as it's "his house" and it should be passed down to his family line because it's an inheritance. He told me that he trust that when time comes, I will be fair and will know what to do. I hope you guys figure it out and talk about things that matters.
  11. I think you can 'borrow' it from them if you need it. I remember I had that concern when I was offered to renew my passport. They say if I need to travel or use it temporarily, just call them and they will send it back. Give that a try if you're out of options.
  12. EAD is issued by USCIS, who is government. So technically, EAD is a gov't-issued ID. Maybe bring your passport, just in case... and bring your marriage certificate to explain any difference in legal name.
  13. I started using my married name the moment we walked out of the court room with a marriage certificate on hand I didn't change name on my driver's license yet though since it's not expiring until August this year. However, my SSN's already on my married name. EAD and Greencard are using my married name.
  14. Check your I-485 form and see if this is the same info that you have on top right corner of the page: Check the bottom left corner if this is what you see: If not, you probably filled out an outdated form and need to download the new one from the USCIS website and resubmit. You can find the new form here: https://www.uscis.gov/i-485
  15. Check your I-485 form and see if this is the same info that you have on top right corner of the page: Check the bottom left corner if this is what you see: If not, you probably filled out an outdated form and need to download the new one from the USCIS website and resubmit. You can find the new form here: https://www.uscis.gov/i-485
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