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About bamse

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    New York
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    New York

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    Adjustment of Status (approved)
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    Chicago Lockbox
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    New York City NY
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    Sweden

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  1. Glad you had a positive experience too! My husband’s card arrived 5/12 so we are relieved and glad that all went well. Just thinking of the sleepless nights assembling the application documents one year ago... Good wishes 😊
  2. Submitted our AOS packet 6/5/2020 and got approved 5/5/2021, took 11 months! The wait was long but worth it. I know some of you are still waiting for your applications to process. Hang in there! Here is our experience at the NYC office: Went for an interview on Wednesday at the NYC office with my husband for his AOS. They were very organized and efficient, surprisingly short wait! Our appointment was at 9:55 am. We arrived for security around 9:15 am and had our interview around 10:15 am. We were interviewed by Officer Morgan who was friendly and professional. She asked for the originals of our birth certificates, marriage license, daughter’s birth certificate, joint financial documents and joint tax return. She asked some basic informational questions and went through the inadmissibility questions. We received an electronic notification that the green card was in production by that same evening. Wishing all of you applicants a similarly positive experience if you are going to the NYC USCIS office. *Tip: the security check is just like the airport security so be prepared to take off your shoes!
  3. Hello! Attention COVID-era Manhattan applicants: My husband just had his biometrics appointment at the Varick ACS. It said Code 2 on the letter but he told the agent he needed Code 3 and they processed his biometrics for Code 3 with all ten fingerprints. We went for his 8 am appt at 7:45 am and there was a line of about 10 people outside. They let everyone in pretty quickly after 8. I wasn’t allowed to accompany my husband inside. They had metal detectors. People were allowed to have their cell phones inside - we left ours in the car. Overall it took him about 30 minutes. Went very smoothly!
  4. @Chancy thank you for your answers. I’m wondering now - Do travelers need to report petition terminations on border control/immigration documents?
  5. @Chancy Thank you. So a termination is different from a denial, correct? It seems it was stopped at the NVC when embassies were closed and sent back to USCIS. My husband signed the visa application in December but did not pay the fee - does that count towards “denial” status? Very anxious to see the details (if any) of this letter from USCIS....
  6. Hello all, We just received a status update that our 129F (applied in November 2019) has been terminated. In March we received notice that the petition was approved and being sent to the NVC. Then in September it was sent back to USCIS. Due to COVID our plans changed unexpectedly and we were married in May. We submitted the spousal application in June to adjust status as a concurrent filling and that is being processed now (receipts, RFEreceived). Does anyone know, was this terminated because it expired or because we were now filling as married? Was it a mistake to not withdraw the 129F? Will this be viewed as a denial and need to be declared the next time we travel? Thank you in advance for sharing your insight and experiences. EMAIL NOTICE: During this step the formal decision (approved/denied) is written and the decision notice is mailed and/or emailed to the applicant/petitioner. You can use our current processing time to gauge when you can expect to receive a final decision. On September 30, 2020, we mailed you a notice for Receipt Number ABC, terminating your status. The notice explains the reasons for our action. Please follow the instructions in the notice. If you do not receive your notice by October 30, 2020, please go to www.uscis.gov/e-request to request a copy of the notice. If you move, goto www.uscis.gov/addresschange to give us your new mailing address. During this step the formal decision (approved/denied) is written and the decision notice is mailed and/or emailed to the applicant/petitioner. You can use our current processing time to gauge when you can expect to receive a final decision.
  7. Hello all, We just received a status update that our 129F (applied in November 2019) has been terminated. In March we received notice that the petition was approved and being sent to the NVC. Then in September it was sent back to USCIS. Due to COVID our plans changed unexpectedly and we were married in May. We submitted the spousal application in June to adjust status as a concurrent filling and that is being processed now (receipts, RFE received). Does anyone know, was this terminated because it expired or because we were now filling as married? Was it a mistake to not withdraw the 129F? Will this be viewed as a denial and need to be declared the next time we travel? Thank you in advance for sharing your insight and experiences. EMAIL NOTICE: During this step the formal decision (approved/denied) is written and the decision notice is mailed and/or emailed to the applicant/petitioner. You can use our current processing time to gauge when you can expect to receive a final decision. On September 30, 2020, we mailed you a notice for Receipt Number ABC, terminating your status. The notice explains the reasons for our action. Please follow the instructions in the notice. If you do not receive your notice by October 30, 2020, please go to www.uscis.gov/e-request to request a copy of the notice. If you move, go to www.uscis.gov/addresschange to give us your new mailing address. During this step the formal decision (approved/denied) is written and the decision notice is mailed and/or emailed to the applicant/petitioner. You can use our current processing time to gauge when you can expect to receive a final decision.
  8. our timeline with the RFIE is similar to yours. They requested a birth certificate listing my husband’s parents’ names. We sent one by USPS certified mail 7/20 to the NBC in Lee’s Summit MO but it is still “delayed” as of today 7/30 so we sent it again today overnight express. Fingers crossed this one is received before the furlough begins.
  9. Got the RFE (RFIE?) in the mail requesting my husband’s birth certificate with his parents’ names listed. I’m guessing this is the long form. The letter states it must be returned in 87 days, but this COVID update allows 60 additional days. Do they mean BUSINESS days or CALENDAR days? 87+60=147 days to return the RFE. https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/uscis-response-covid-19 Deadlines for Certain Requests, Notices, and Appeals USCIS will consider a response received within 60 calendar days after the due date set forth in the following requests or notices before taking any action, if the request or notice was issued by USCIS between March 1 and Sept. 11, 2020: Request for Evidence; Continuation to Request Evidence (N-14); Notice of Intent to Deny; Notice of Intent to Revoke; Notice of Intent to Rescind; and Notice of Intent to Terminate. In addition, USCIS will consider a Form I-290B, Notice of Appeal or Motion, or a Form N-336, Request for a Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings (Under Section 336 of the INA), if filed 60 calendar days from the issuance of a decision by USCIS, if such decision was issued between March 1 and Sept. 11, 2020, inclusive. See our alert for more information.
  10. How did you go about applying for a SSN? Do you have an employment authorization EAD?
  11. Is there a fee for not listing the SSN/TIN because of IRS reporting? My husband was added to my insurance but with a 6 month grace period. We are waiting for our AOS and EAD etc. to be processed in order for him to get a SSN. Here is what it says on our health insurance account page: Update your Tax Identification Number: Please provide and/or update Tax Identification Numbers (TIN), generally your Social Security Number for you and your dependents. Failure to supply the SSN/TIN may subject the member to a $50 penalty imposed by the Internal Revenue Service under Section 6723. Here is what I found on the IRS website: https://www.irs.gov/affordable-care-act/questions-and-answers-about-reporting-social-security-numbers-to-your-health-insurance-company Q4: What if I refuse to provide this information to my health insurance company? A4: The information received by the Internal Revenue Service will be used to verify information on your individual income tax return. If the information you provide on your tax return cannot be verified, you may receive an inquiry from the Internal Revenue Service. You also may receive a notice from the Internal Revenue Service indicating that you are liable for an individual shared responsibility payment.
  12. Has anyone else gotten an RFE for 485? We got a notification that one was sent out 6/25, haven’t received it yet. Curious to know what others have been asked to send in.
  13. Is there a fee for not listing the SSN/TIN because of IRS reporting? My husband was added but with a 6 month grace period. Here is what it says on the health insurance account page: Update your Tax Identification Number: Please provide and/or update Tax Identification Numbers (TIN), generally your Social Security Number for you and your dependents. Failure to supply the SSN/TIN may subject the member to a $50 penalty imposed by the Internal Revenue Service under Section 6723. Here is what I found on the IRS website: https://www.irs.gov/affordable-care-act/questions-and-answers-about-reporting-social-security-numbers-to-your-health-insurance-company Q4: What if I refuse to provide this information to my health insurance company? A4: The information received by the Internal Revenue Service will be used to verify information on your individual income tax return. If the information you provide on your tax return cannot be verified, you may receive an inquiry from the Internal Revenue Service. You also may receive a notice from the Internal Revenue Service indicating that you are liable for an individual shared responsibility payment.
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