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    Marriage: 03/16/2018 ❤️💍👱‍♀️🧑​​​​​​​
    Birth of our daughter: 11/24/2018 👶🥰
    Start of immigration process: 10/01/2019 

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  1. There were quite some people that got approved from Vermont lately after a transfer from Nebraska and Texas. Keep your head up even though it’s hard 🍀
  2. Yes, I think you can. At least the USCIS Website says that. I’ve read it after we submitted our request so we just used the form online.
  3. Hmmmm, strange. I’ve never seen or read anything about such a message. Wonder what ONPT means. Have you tried to google it already?
  4. Unfortunately people have been told they’re still where they were, then double checked and were told another center the next time. It depends on the agent you get I guess. Or maybe they changed their modus operandi and now process service requests in California? Who really knows... No one knows what they’re doing and how they function at the service centers and once people think they figured it out, the whole thing changes.
  5. Hi India0310 It does indeed look like it. Our case was transferred from Nebraska to Texas and our inquiry ended with TSC. Maybe try to ask a live chat agent over the "Emma Chat" about you current processing center (your husband will have to contact them as USCIS doesnt answer questions to beneficiaries). Good luck on your journey! 🍀
  6. Thank you very much for your feedback and good luck for you guys as well! 🍀
  7. Approx. 7 business days. And 4 days later we were approved
  8. Yes, me and my son (his step son) are the immigrants - he’s the USC. He was a consultant before moving to CH to be with me but started his Master’s degree here because he didn’t find a job right away because of the lack of German and because the intent was always, that we would move to the US at some point. And yes, we’re pretty young - early 30’s. I’m very sorry that you assumed he’d be making tons of money just by living in CH. I’m sure your point of view will be beneficial to other members though! All I wanted to know is if I need to list the income (even if it’s a small amount) for the sake of filling the form out right as I always thought that only US income will be counted. And I think this question has meantime been answered in this thread.
  9. Thank you so much @NikLR! I've been following this forum for a few months now and I know that people like you, @pushbrk and @geowrian have not only a lot of knowledge, but also experience on this topic which is why I was hoping for some answers from one of you 🙂 (even though I really appreciate @Punisher for taking the time to try to research this for me. So a BIG thank you to all of you! We do have my in-laws as joint sponsors since my husband's and my income won't continue in the US (as we both live abroad now), but I will definitly list my employment and his student/student job on the form like it was suggested in terms of the bigger picture.
  10. If it makes sense or not is one thing, but what you mentioned in the first paragraph is exactly what I wrote in the actual question I posted. Isn't getting a B2 conflicting with the immigrant intent that a spouse and children of a USC and LPR might have? Of course it is. Which makes one wonder, if this is not part of a bigger picture (halt on immigration without having to declare it as such?). But maybe this statement is just meant to make people aware, that they can not just travel with their ESTA. Remember, not every spouse of a USC or LPR has immigrant intent. Some might be living abroad without wanting to move to the US. Maybe getting a B1/B2 visa isn't hard in an emergency situation like you described it and travelling for fun should be avoided anyways given the current Covid-19 situation.
  11. That is true, they are exempt. But as people in prior posts have noted, it seems hard, if not nearly impossible, for airlines to determine if somebody is actually exempt or brings an old marriage certificate to a USC if actually divorced sine a few years. So the embassy should determine within a B1/B2 visa interview if someone is actually eligible.
  12. Hmmm, good question. I would assume maybe a statement from your employer or whoever issues the payment which is classified as income. Maybe specify what type of income you're talking about (salary, child support, etc.) so people can help answer your question better.
  13. The official ESTA application page also says that: The Embassy of Luxemburg says the same: In accordance with Presidential Proclamation 9993 which became effective March 13, 2020, entry into the United States is suspended for most individuals who have been physically present within the Schengen Area in the 14 days prior to traveling to the United States. United States citizens and lawful permanent residents are exempt from the Proclamation. Travelers who are subject to the Proclamation should cancel or postpone any travel until no longer subject to the Proclamation, or the Proclamation is rescinded. Any traveler with a valid ESTA who attempts to travel to the United States in violation of this Proclamation will have their ESTA canceled.
  14. Supposedly yes! It seems that a B1/B2 visa is now needed to travel to the US in order to sort out who is excluded from the presidential proclamation (e.g. spouses and children of USC) and who is not.
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