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JonSeattle

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    Seattle WA
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  1. We sent in our new address end of June and received notice of a biometrics appointment about a month later at the new address. We called soon after to reschedule the appointment because of a conflict. After being on hold for a couple of hours, someone answered, took our info and gave a confirmation number. They said we would get a call back within 4 weeks to schedule a new appointment. We haven't received a call back yet. However since you didn't call until after the original appointment date, you are in a more difficult situation.
  2. My wife got a similar 221g and so she sent in copies of some elementary school records. Also, the parish created a document that transcribed what was written in the baptismal. Because there were various spelling errors in the names in the documents, she included affidavits from her mother and father attesting to the errors in the spelling of the names. It went through no problem.
  3. If you can have past credit card or ATM statements that shows you were in close proximity then that should be fine. But I think you should take a close look at the visajourney threads that discuss the relative merits of K-1 and CR-1. I think CR-1 would make much more sense for you.
  4. My wife just got her biometrics appointment for 8/23. I. was worried because just one month ago we changed our address to a different state. But the appointment is in the new location.
  5. My wife had not driven before, so she got a learner's permit first, and had to pass the written test for that. For the permit we used her unexpired I-94, passport, national id card, as well as her K-1 visa. For proof of residency she used the marriage certificate and my lease, license and utility bills. There might have been some other things too. I uploaded them through their website. We made an appointment to get a photo id, which was 30 days out, by which time the I-94 had expired, but they didn't ask for much in person. No SSN was needed. It was not a REAL ID. For the license itself, she took the driving test and all she needed to show was her photo id/permit, insurance and my car registration. The above is all specific to Washington state. In California, the only thing you can do online is enter your name, address, hair and eye color. Then you need to write down an 8 digit code from the website. Then you go to the DMV and wait in a long line. If you do not have the 8 digit code with you, they will not accept your address, hair and eye color in person and you will have to start over. They asked for a lot of documents, but after a lot of consultations, in the end they had her apply for an AB-60, which is for undocumented people. Now we wait 5 days, make a phone call, and then wait 60 more days. No written or driving test was needed because she showed her Washington license, Normally a written test would be required anyway, but because of the pandemic they skipped that.
  6. Are you sure you can't drive? My wife and I just moved to California and we spend most of yesterday dealing with the Kafkaesque DMV here (exceeded only by the USCIS) . My wife, who is K1/AOS, was able to get a drivers license in Washington, and at the end of the day was finally able to apply for an AB-60 license in California. https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/driver-licenses-identification-cards/assembly-bill-ab-60-driver-licenses/ That doesn't help with a job, but it will get you out of the house at least.
  7. Did you file your 485 as ( c )( 9) ? The instructions are very tricky on that part as they would lead K-1s to think it should be something else, but that other option is only valid for the first 90 days after entry.
  8. I don't know if time aboard a US documented vessel counts as time towards citizenship, but it is not as outlandish as it first seems: https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/46/8103 "(2) An individual not required by this subsection to be a citizen of the United States may be engaged only if the individual has a declaration of intention to become a citizen of the United States or other evidence of admission to the United States for permanent residence. An alien may be employed only in the steward’s department of the passenger vessel." That provision would not make a lot of sense unless the time spent counted towards the citizenship requirement. But it could mean that would be time as an employee, not a cruise passenger.
  9. Is the father of the child still around? If so then you may want to discuss getting some kind of written release from the father while your wife is still there, if you will be changing the last name of the child or adopting him as your son. The requirements for those depend on the state, but you might consider researching that while you wait for the back and forth with the CFO.
  10. No need to stress over it. You will be out of status, but once you get the NOA1, you are back on track.
  11. For any marriage in trouble, I would recommend marriage counseling. In this case, perhaps bringing receipts for payments to the counselor would demonstrate a bonafide attempt to work things out. If there is no interview, but you are divorced later, then bringing the receipts to the n400 interview might help there also.
  12. Some states have a wait time and residency requirements. You could ask your county clerk or an attorney. https://www.wikihow.mom/Adopt-Your-Stepchild There are some hoops to jump through to make an effort to find the father.
  13. The thought that comes to mind is that your fiance is having second thoughts and doesn't have the strength to speak you. It would be worth contacting your fiance's friends, relatives, or even workplace to find out if something else happened. As sad as this is, it is much better to find out now before you leave to go to another country.
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