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    Ning got a reaction from Skyman in Bringing my Mother in law to US for visit   
    You must understand you have nothing to do with her application for a tourist visa. Providing a support doc for example gives the apperance that she could stay because she has your support.
    Study the strongest ties rule to help her understand how to comply. This is very difficult to do and with what I see here she will be denied.
    All people with any type of visa are considered intending immigrants. That concept must be offset with concrete proof that she must return. If that cant be done with solid evidence she will be denied.
    This is much more difficult than your K 1 because it takes understanding when she is denied.
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    Ning got a reaction from exodus in Translating Marriage Certificate   
    The format I copied below is from USCIS. It has been used many times with zero problem. You can see that the actual " certification " is no more than the statement the translator signs as you see.
    Anyone competent in both languages can do the translation.
    Certification by Translator
    I [typed name], certify that I am fluent (conversant) in the English and ________ languages, and that the above/attached document is an accurate translation of the document attached entitled ______________________________.
    Signature_________________________________
    Date Typed Name
    Address
    This is simply wrong in most countries & is certainly wrong here in the USA when it comes to USCIS. Again its their format I copied.
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    Ning got a reaction from opendoor in VISA STATUS   
    Please increase the font size and include more color if possible. Colorful yelling may help bring more responses.
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    Ning got a reaction from lady3jane in Approved I-130 Not Sent to NVC - Assistance Requested   
    My case went thru this very thing. The case took 408 days so I know how this feels. I also know that my husband tried getting help from Feinstines office. She has a staff member named Gloria that has over 20 years of experience. In the end this was a total waste of time. However I suggest you go thru the motions anyway. Don't bother contacting them until you have sent the form they require which you will find on their web site. Make sure they have your correct address. Even after my husband did this Gloria still sent her response to the wrong address. In the end she told my husband that he knew more about the situation than she did. Her office did nothing during the many months we tried to get help. You will never speak to the actual senator. She is far to busy for people that haven't contributed serious money.
    My husband found that going to USCIS directly by using Info Pass was the most effective. It didn't change much other than our ability to understand that these agencies are very hard to understand and almost impossible to deal with. Even USCIS in person could not find my case within their own system.
    One thing you can try is to ask USCIS if they assigned a bar code to the case yet. That is the last action taken by USCIS before they send them to NVC. The cases are bundled and sent in groups to NVC where they are scanned into the system. I don't know why but NVC doesn't scan the cases quickly at times so they may sit there in the mail room for some time. This is what we were told.
    If the case has a bar code it should mean it was sent. At least you would know which agency might have the file.
    When you do get this understood please let us know so others will benefit from your experience because this is very frustrating to anyone.
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    Ning got a reaction from Harish in RFE on I-130   
    Keep in mind that this is a CR 1 or IR I case which means USCIS will recognize your marriage. Married is married if done in a legal manner signified by the requested certificate. You seem to think you have something to prove to them other than that.
    In my own case we simply submitted the basic requested item including the marriage cert which resulted in the expected approval. There were no problems other than a mistake my husband made which caused an RFE that was easily taken care of. We didn't submit anything such as phone info nor photos ect that may help in a K 1 type case.
    Do not send anything at random because that info will never connect with the case file.
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    Ning got a reaction from willcrack in Parents denied visitor's visa for third time   
    If I run into him I will discuss it with him. Why not ask him what to do? He travels a lot so must know plenty about visas.
    You want all gold or diamond members to help you but you are not interested in their opinions. They will not serve as the officer at the embassy so what do you expect them to tell you?
    Your parents have failed at being granted a tourist visa 3 times. What do you expect someone here to do about the situation? They submitted what they or you thought would be enough to be granted the visas. You still want to submit a 134 for their case. Why not just do it & have them step up to the window again?
    The fact is that they are not able to convince the officer they will return. It isnt them or the submission evidence. Its the level of fraud in the past. Add to that the fact that they have been denied 3 times and you can predict the future.
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    Ning got a reaction from Dportillo in VISA STATUS   
    Please increase the font size and include more color if possible. Colorful yelling may help bring more responses.
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    Ning got a reaction from caliliving in Petitioner Must be Employed ? ( this is wrong )   
    You have asked these very question in the recent past I believe. The answers will not change only your ability or amount of scotch will allow you to accept the info. Your lawyer & the members here are correct. You will submit the 134 with the current tax year info. You may get lucky & not be asked for additional years by the embassy in Thailand. They are very experienced which your fiancé will find out. Later for the AOS you will use the 864 & submit at least 3 years of tax info which must reflect paid in full status. 
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    Ning reacted to broppy in Petitioner Must be Employed ? ( this is wrong )   
    When filing the I-864 Affidavit of Support, there is a question "Have you filed a Federal tax return for each of the three most recent tax years?" and you MUST attach a photocopy or transcript for the most recent tax year (optionally, you may also attach the second and third most recent tax return or transcript). If you filed taxes for 2014/5, but don't have the paperwork, get a copy of the transcript from the IRS. If you didn't file taxes for those years, now's a good time to go back and submit those returns.
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    Ning reacted to Diane and Chris in Petitioner Must be Employed ? ( this is wrong )   
    Obviously, you don’t need to be employed if you’re retired. Just saying.....
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    Ning got a reaction from geowrian in Petitioner Must be Employed ? ( this is wrong )   
    You have asked these very question in the recent past I believe. The answers will not change only your ability or amount of scotch will allow you to accept the info. Your lawyer & the members here are correct. You will submit the 134 with the current tax year info. You may get lucky & not be asked for additional years by the embassy in Thailand. They are very experienced which your fiancé will find out. Later for the AOS you will use the 864 & submit at least 3 years of tax info which must reflect paid in full status. 
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    Ning got a reaction from C-ma'am in Petitioner Must be Employed ? ( this is wrong )   
    You have asked these very question in the recent past I believe. The answers will not change only your ability or amount of scotch will allow you to accept the info. Your lawyer & the members here are correct. You will submit the 134 with the current tax year info. You may get lucky & not be asked for additional years by the embassy in Thailand. They are very experienced which your fiancé will find out. Later for the AOS you will use the 864 & submit at least 3 years of tax info which must reflect paid in full status. 
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    Ning reacted to JFH in My son is moving with me in the US, I have tons of questions   
    Since you have dual citizenship there is nothing to stop you moving to Costa Rica to care for him if his mother is unable to. Or you could move there to be with him whilst the visa is processed. 
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    Ning reacted to geowrian in My son is moving with me in the US, I have tons of questions   
    I understand wanting it to be ASAP. But nothing in immigration ever is...that's just a fact unfortunately.
     
    Nope...that's fraud. You cannot enter on a tourist visa with intent to stay / AOS. You also are not permitted to study on a tourist visa.
     
    Nope, unless you have physical presence in the US of 5 years, of which at least 2 are at age 14 or later - at the time of birth of the child. Otherwise, the child is not a USC by birth, but can derive citizenship once becoming a permanent resident in the US and in your care. That's why you need to file the I-130 for him.
     
    Edit: Unless the child was born on US soil. But then you should have a US birth certificate anyway.
     
    No legal route will be faster than an IR-2 visa. ETA: ~1 year.
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    Ning reacted to broppy in My son is moving with me in the US, I have tons of questions   
    From the timeline you posted earlier, your son is not a US citizen from birth. You do not appear to have resided in the US for 2 years after your 14th birthday and before the child was born. He may become a US citizen if he legally immigrates as a permanent resident, i.e. you will need to file a petition (I-130) and subsequently apply for an IR-2 visa. It will take around a year to process.
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    Ning reacted to aleful in My son is moving with me in the US, I have tons of questions   
    hi
     
    another no no, is he can't go to school here, the tourist visa is for that, travel and tourism, not for coming to school here
     
    you will have to file a petition for him, he will have the interview in his country. the petition can take a year
     
    so he can come visit you for 2 or 3 months, when he has vacation time, and return to live with his mom in his country. once he gets the visa, he will come permanently. the N600 is optional
     
    once he enters the US, he will derive your citizenship. you can get him a US Passport
     
     
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    Ning reacted to geowrian in My son is moving with me in the US, I have tons of questions   
    No, because he not a USC yet. He must first obtain residency, which means you need to petition for him to qualify for a CR-2 visa. Upon entry on that immigrant visa, he should become a USC and you can get a US passport or file an N-600 for him.
     
    A tourist visa does not grant residency, and neither does just living in the US. 
     
    Second,. coming on a tourist visa with intent to stay is clear visa fraud. This is a big no-no. You need to file an I-130 for him and he can obtain a CR-2 visa. He can visit during the process, but he cannot stay.
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    Ning reacted to JFH in Husband doesn't want to sign affidavit of support   
    The I-864 is nothing to do with supporting you. It's between him and the government and a promise from him that if you should take certain public assistance that the government can get the money back from him. He doesn't have to support you at all. If you do get your GC then you will be eligible to work and that's how you are expected to support yourself. The I-864 is not there so that we immigrant spouses can sit by the pool all day while our USC spouses go to work and support us. 
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    Ning reacted to Unlockable in Rapid visa website   
    They are legit. Not scammers. Just 2 things to note.
     
    1. Nobody can guarantee a visa.
    2. Going through them will not speed up the process.
     
    Most people that use them do it because they don't like hassling with paperwork. Otherwise you can do it all yourself. that is why VJ is here.
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    Ning reacted to EandH0904 in Rapid visa website   
    Its not a scam, but remember that they dont guarantee you get a visa. Its nothing you cant do on your own - if anything - sometimes it may take a few days longer, because you send the papers to them and they take time to check them and send them on. YOu could save the money, eliminate the middle man and do it on your own. UK is generally not an issue when it comes to K1 visas. 
     
    Their "guarantee" is that the visa is approved on the US side - not that you're granted a visa in the beneficiary's country - and if you look at the statistics, 95-97% of K1 visas are approved on the US side anyway. 
     
    People on this website will be more than happy to save you some money and look over your table of contents or anything else before you submit it - but its your choice. 
     
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    Ning got a reaction from Hypnos in DCF on Tourist Visa   
    It isn't about the length of stay rather the type of visa used to do so. The term tourist indicates his status. Tourist are not residents in Thailand any more than they are in the USA. 
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    Ning got a reaction from geowrian in K-1 VISA I-129F & TAXES   
    Joint sponsors are not allowed for K 1 cases from Thailand in most cases. I have seen some & helped with a few that succeeded but that isn't the norm. 
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    Ning got a reaction from Unlockable in DCF on Tourist Visa   
    It isn't about the length of stay rather the type of visa used to do so. The term tourist indicates his status. Tourist are not residents in Thailand any more than they are in the USA. 
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    Ning reacted to geowrian in K-1 VISA I-129F & TAXES   
    The tax return (or transcript) for the most recent tax year may be requested by the CO for the I-134. COs at some embassies require this and others won't. Having filed is all that is required, although the I-134 itself is just a tool to help them assess the beneficiary's public charge concern...so if the sponsor has a significant back tax burden relative to their income, they may consider that a risk. It's best to be current to avoid issues.
     
    After entering the US on the K-1 visa and marrying, the beneficiary will need to file for AOS to obtain permanent residency. The petitioner will need to submit an I-864 for this, which requires the most recent tax year's tax return (or transcript), along with having filed for the past 3 years. Again, they only need to be filed but they will still look at the totality of the circumstances to determine the public charge concern.
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    Ning reacted to Ryan H in My B1/B2 expired. Can I renew my tourist visa while waiting for I-130?   
    You wouldn't "renew" your tourist visa, you would be applying for a new one.  Having a US Citizen spouse essentially supersedes ties to your own country making the chances of obtaining a new tourist visa difficult.
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