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  1. Thanks a lot for your detailed answer! So I have created an account on healthcare.gov, it gives me the opportunity to say that I don't have an SSN which is great. However as you said, at some point it asked me if I was a U.S. Citizen, I checked "No" and it then asked me if I "have an eligible immigration status". The list is quite long and the only category I could fall in is "Adjustment to LPR Status with an approved visa petition". Do you have an idea if an "approved visa petition" means that I just need to receive my NOA1? Or that I would need to be done with my AOS? Thank you in advance for your time.
  2. Thank you for your answer @geowrian ! I actually have no idea, coming from France it is much more simple there so we're a little lost. My wife is American but she has been living in France since 17 years old so she never had to worry about it as she was under her parent's insurance. She just got a job, her employer did not offer health insurance so we're on our own on this one. So I guess we could get her some Health Insurance and I would be a dependent? Also, I feel like most private health insurance websites I found on google look fishy. Do you know what are the biggest, most famous US health insurance companies? Thanks a lot
  3. Hey there! I will be adjusting status in the next couple months. I was wondering how does it work with Health Insurance? Do I need to wait to receive an SSN to get covered? If anybody who will be adjusting or who adjusted already could tell me the process that would be great! Thank you guys in advance, have a great day!
  4. Hi! Thank you @Lucky Cat for your answers! I will sure file an I-131 too then! Thank you @Jorgedig! You are right, I don't know where I got that from 😆 Thank you @arken! Thank you, I will! Do you guys have more info about the Affidavit of Support and if it is absolutely mandatory to have a tax return? Or if it could be fine showing the last 3/4 paychecks of my wife, her $30k/year contract and $15k in savings, and explaining the situation? Thanks
  5. Hi ! I am French and my wife is American. I am in the US through the Visa Waiver Program (VWP / ESTA). This touristic "visa" allows me to stay in the US for 90 days. More and more I am thinking about staying in the U.S. I believe that I can adjust my status and become a US resident. Here are the infos that I found: 1. I can adjust status by filing I-485 2. My AOS package should include: I-485 filed by myself I-944 filed by myself I-765 filed by myself I-864 filed by my wife for me I-130 filed by my wife for me Evidences of everything 3. You are inadmissible for AOS if adjusting from the Visa Waiver Program EXCEPT IF you are a relative of a U.S. Citizen (such as spouse, which I am) 4. You can file for AOS even after the 90 days of your authorized period from the Visa Waiver Program IF you are a relative of a U.S. Citizen (such as spouse, which I am) 5. I can stay in the U.S. while waiting for my AOS approval, even if my current visa expires 6. If I add form I-765 to my package, I should receive a Work Authorization after around 140 days 7. My wife should make 125% of the Federal Poverty Guideline ($21.550/year for a married couple as a household) I am sure that I am still missing a lot of infos, but here are my main concerns : 2. I saw somebody online saying that we need to file I-130 first, wait for approval, and then file I-485, is that true? 7. We were living in France till now, my wife moved to France years ago, she never filed a tax return in the U.S. She just got a job here, making $30.000/year. Would 3 months paychecks, her work contract and $15.000 in savings be enough to file I-944, I-864, necessary for my adjustment of status? I probably have more questions that I am not thinking about right now. Thanks to everyone who will review what I listed and give me their thoughts about what we should do. Have a nice day!
  6. Hi everyone, We are currently filing the I130 form on the USCIS Website and at some point, they ask you "Was the beneficiary EVER in the United States?". My beneficiary traveled two times to the U.S. this year, with an ESTA. Then they ask you : - What was the beneficiary's class of admission? We are wondering what to answer because there is no Waiver Program or ESTA "class of admission" in the drop-down menu we can choose from. - What is the beneficiary's Form I-94 Arrival-Departure Record number? We never filed an I-94 as I don't think that it is an obligation while traveling with an ESTA? - What was the beneficiary's date of arrival? He arrived on July 4th 2019. - When does the beneficiary's authorized stay expire? As the ESTA authorizes 90 days in the U.S., do we just input October 4th 2019? As we can add additionnal informations for these questions, we wrote this : The beneficiary went two times to the U.S. as a TOURIST through the Visa Waiver Program, from 02/25/2019 to 03/07/2019 in New York City and from 07/04/2019 to 09/15/2019 in Fredericksburg, VA. If anybody has any idea on how to answer these questions in this case, we thank you in advance! Thanks!
  7. Hi everyone! My wife, Darling, and I, Valentin, got married two weeks ago in Virginia. She is a US Citizen and I am a French Citizen. We've been living together in France for two years now. We spent 3 months this summer accross the whole East Coast and we suddenly decided that it was the right time and place for us to get married. So my family flew over and we organized our wedding in two weeks ( And it was amazing! 😄 ). Now, we are back to Paris. Our ultimate goal is to live permanently in the US. I know a little bit about the Spousal CR-1 Visa process but I think that it is a bit different when the US Citizen who's sponsoring his/her spouse is also living abroad. I know that we have to show that we make a certain amount of money for the affidavit of support. My concern is that this income is supposed to be US based. How can we show the USCIS that we won't be a charge for the US Government? Thanks a lot and have a great day!
  8. @payxibka Oh you're right it mkes sense! Thanks. So I think in most cases, the K1 is used when the US Citizen lives and works in the US and wants to bring his foreign fiancé to the US. Is there anything already in place for the scenario where both of the US Citizen and the Fiancé live and work abroad? I mean like any special or additionnal paperwork? Thanks!
  9. Thanks @payxibka for your answer. I'm sorry I said USCIS, I'm still learning all of the process. But there is also something I don't understand. Why should we show that we have continuing financial ressources for the K1 Visa which is non-Immigrant? I understand that for an immigrant visa you need to show that you won't be a charge to the Government since you're gonna establish in the US but when it comes to K1, it is a 90 days so temporary Visa.
  10. Thank you all for your replies! I think that you are all really focusing on the amount of money required to apply while my question was more about the process of filing from abroad and the need of US-based income. The amount of money isn't our concern, it is its origin. I don't think USCIS will care about how much money we earn in France, they'll care about how much we are going to earn on the US Soil. Thanks for the informations about joint sponsors. So how does this works? One of my fiancee's parents would have to be my joint sponsor and show that they'll be able to support me in case I do not have any income in the US? Thanks a lot!
  11. Hi everyone! My Fiancee and me are planning to apply for the K1 visa so we can get married in the US and then apply for AOS and immigrate to the US. She is from Virginia and is been living in Paris for the past 5 years. I'm french and we've been living together for two years now. I've seen that the sponsor (Her) has to meet the Federal minimum income requirement which is almost $17,000 per year. I've also seen that this income has to be US-based. Can we still apply for the K1 visa since we BOTH live and work outside the US? Thanks a lot!
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