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About joshg345

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  • Location Los Angeles, CA, USA

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  • Immigration Status
    Adjustment of Status (pending)
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    California Service Center
  • Local Office
    Los Angeles CA
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    United Kingdom

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  1. Hi, I entered the USA via K1 visa in September 2019 and got married to my spouse in October 2019. I'm pending AOS and waiting for EAD. I've been doing some research on how to file taxes for the first year after K1 visa and while waiting for AOS. I have seen there are two options, MFS or MFJ. Apparently there are more benefits to MFJ but I'm not sure we will even notice the benefits of MFJ. My spouse is saying that when she files her taxes usually she doesn't pay anything so she doesn't see the point of filing jointly. She only earns about $30,000 a year (gross). So do you think it would be more beneficial to file jointly and if so, what are the benefits? Or should we just file MFS? Thanks! I appreciate the help
  2. Hi! Just wanted to clarify what's needed to expedite EAD (I-765) process. Do I just need a job offer or do I need more evidence? How soon can I submit a request to expedite? I sent my full AOS application on 13th December and tracking says it arrived to the lockbox on 15th December. I'm yet to receive any communication from USCIS that they've received my application nor have they taken payment from my credit card. Do I need to wait to request to expedite EAD? should I be worried I haven't heard anything? Also, when applying for jobs should I mention I'm waiting for EAD? Or should I just say I have authorization to work in the USA? Reason why I'm asking is because I'm not sure if this would hurt my chances of getting a job offer. Thank you in advance for your help!
  3. Thanks so much for all your helpful responses! I just received the visa today!!! In the package was my passport, the white envelope (which is bigger than I thought!) and the completed affidavit of support form (including the letter of employment) that I submitted during my interview. Is it normal that they send the affidavit of support form back to you? Do I have to do anything with it or is it just for my records to keep?
  4. I forgot to mention that I did get given a CD with my X-Ray on it. I asked the woman if I need to give that to the officer at POE but she said not really. Is this correct? Or this different to the white envelope?
  5. Hi! I had my interview last week and got APPROVED!! Will submit my review soon. I got an email today with my tracking information for the return of my passport. Do I need to be at home to receive it? Does it need a signature or will they just post it through the letterbox? I wasn't given a white envelope at the interview like a few other people have said on here. Will I receive that in the package with my passport? Thanks for all your help guys! Regards, Josh
  6. Hi, I was looking through the supporting evidence that's needed for the I-134 Affidavit of Support. On the USCIS website it mentions the following: A signed statement from an officer of the bank or other financial institution that states when you opened an account, the total amount deposited for the past year, and the present balance of such account A signed statement from your employer on business letterhead that states the date and nature of your employment, salary paid, and whether the position is temporary or permanent A copy of your last income federal tax return filed, or a report of commercial rating concern (if self-employed) A list containing the serial numbers and denominations of bonds and names of the owners (if applicable) My fiancée is over the 125% poverty line and she isn't self employed. So I'm assuming we don't need to provide evidence for the last two? Is that correct? I have the letter from her bank and also the letter from her employer. Is there any other evidence that is mandatory? I assume not since it would be indicated on the USCIS website. I've heard some have collected pay stubs and IRS tax returns. Is this required? Many thanks in advance for your help! Regards, Josh
  7. Thanks everyone for giving me your time and answers to my question. I have looked at train times again and found an earlier train that arrives at 8:06am for a great price. So that should give me enough time to get to my appointment at 10:30. Thanks so much again!
  8. That's what I was thinking after reading some of the other forum posts. Thanks for lending your opinion!
  9. Thanks so much for the advice! I'll take a look
  10. I was thinking about it but it's so expensive to stay at a hotel in London
  11. Hi all, I'm travelling down to London in a couple of weeks for my interview at the London embassy. I'm getting a train that arrives at 9:24am and my appointment is 10:30am. It says on google maps that it takes around 30 mins to get to the embassy from Euston station, including tube ride and walking. So I should arrive around 10am hopefully. Do you think this is enough time? Also, what happens if I face delays in my travel? Will I still be allowed to attend my interview or not? Thanks!
  12. Hi! I checked my status on CEAC website today and it shows as 'Ready'. Does this mean I can now book my medical appointment and interview? I have already submitted DS-160. I did this when CEAC status was 'In Transit'. Do you think this will be an issue? I appreciate your help so much!
  13. So sorry. Where can I find this? I'm new Thanks so much for your help. I really appreciate it!
  14. Actually, I just checked and it got updated today saying: Ready Immigrant Visa Case Number: Case Created: 24-Jun-2019 Case Last Updated: 17-Jul-2019 Your case is ready for your interview when scheduled at the U.S. Consular section. If you have already scheduled an appointment for an interview, please prepare your documents as directed in your appointment letter and appear at the consulate on the appointed date and time. Otherwise, please wait until you have been notified of your interview appointment. Additional information about how Immigrant Visa interview appointments are scheduled can be found at:http://nvc.state.gov/interview For more information, please visit TRAVEL.STATE.GOV. I haven't received anything from the embassy yet though. Can I schedule for my interview and medical now? Will it be a problem that I already submitted the DS-160 when the status was 'In Transit'?
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