Hugglebuggles got a reaction from Jason and Shifa in Wedding Plans (Cancel?)
We pulled this off in 2009. We knew it was risky but we took a chance. Worse case scenario, you move the date and lose your deposits. Risk it or don't, its up to you and what you're comfortable with.
What part of Canada is your fiancee in? If she is in the west she will interview in Vancouver, which is very quick. But if she is east of Manitoba she will have her interview in Montreal. Montreal can be painfully slow depending on the time of the year and how busy they are... you may end up waiting 3 months for an interview date. So definitely watch time lines to give you an idea. If you wont make the date you will likely know months in advance.
Hugglebuggles got a reaction from Brother Hesekiel in Considering moving back to Canada
No one was hiring because of the election? Interesting, because I know lots of places hiring right now. The company I work for just hired 3 new employees last month.
You must have filled AOS or you wouldn't have a green card. You mean ROC perhaps? But yes, if you move back to Canada you will lose your GC and if you and your husband ever want to come back to the US you will need to start all over again.
A member here Colleens recently moved back to Canada. You might want to look her up.
Hugglebuggles got a reaction from Kathryn41 in Drivers License and Permanent Resident Card Expiry Linked
Your ROC will most definitely take more than 90 days to process. You should prepare for it to take 8-10 months at Vermont.
Usually the DMV will accept your extension letter (NOA1) as proof of your current legal status to allow you to renew your license. However, this is state specific so you may want to check with your local DMV.
Hugglebuggles reacted to Lisa and Steven in Confused about this RFE! Do we need to do another medical?
Hi Everyone! So we got home today to find we have a RFE letter in the mail. We are looking over the letter trying to understand what they need from us. Did my Civil Surgeon do something wrong on our I-693 form or have they lost our full medical what i did in London? Another thing, we already sent our marriage certificate we got from the Records Office but they want a another one. Confused.com help? Thanks Everyone!
MEDICAL EXAMINATION AND VACCINATION:
All medical examinations and vaccinations must be conducted and administered by a physician who is on the list of civil surgeons approved by USCIS. To obtain the names and telephone numbers of the designated civil surgeons in the applicant's geograpical area, call USCIS' National customer service center at 1-800-375-5283. The applicant will be asked to provide his/her zip code. To view a list of civil surgeons online, go to the USCIS website at: www.uscis.gov, click on FORMS, " scroll down and click on form I-693," on the right side of the page, click on find a Civil surgeon, then enter the applicant's Zip code.
All medical examinations must be submitted in an unopened envelope that has been sealed by the civil surgeon.
A review of the record indicates that the applicant entered the United States with a Vaild K-1 Nonimmigrant visa.
The record shows that the applicant submitted a copy of the medical examination and vaccination record with the filing of the I-485 application, However, the medical examination was not properly completed by the Civil Surgeon.
NEW FORM I-693: As such, the applicant is required to submit a new Form I-693, Report of medical examination and vaccination record, that is properly completed and signed. The newest version of form I-693 includes the medical information as well as the vaccination record, Uner new agency guidance, applicants two years of age or older are required to either have a tuberculin skin test or new blood test interferon gamma release assays or IGRA performed.
It shall be noted that the center for disease control has added futher vaccinaton requirements to its technical instructions for vaccination. These new age-specific vaccines include rotavirus, hepatitis A and meningococcal, which are required if the medical examination was conducted by the civil surgeon on or after August 01, 2008. Therefore if the medical exam was conducted on or after that date, the new vaccinations, if age-appropriate, must be administered for the applicant to meet adustment of status requirements. The results of these newly-required vaccinations should be documented on form I-693 (10/14/09 revision date, or after). Also, for the vaccination documentation to be compete, the civil surgeon must complete the vaccination table and the results section on page 4 of the form.
Submit a copy of the marriage cerificate between the petitioner and the beneficiary of the fiancee' visa.
Hugglebuggles reacted to Moomin in Vaccination Requirement Waiver
I'm Danish and will never apply for US citizenship - just to put things into perspective. Depressing? You asked a question and you're in for a long journey, adding months to the process by submitting a waiver while there is a slight chance of it being approved. If you reckon it's worth it, of course go ahead and give it your best. Nobody is forcing you to get vaccinations you don't want. However, none of us will advise you to go ahead and do anything without thinking about the outcome of your choice. Not because of nationalistic opinions but because of the immigration process in general. Nobody here are being racists because we advise to be extra careful when going through high fraud countries either. It's a matter of preparing ourselves for a less stressful journey.
While it might be a legal right in some countries, there are still requirements as an immigrant for each country and they vary depending on the country. For the same reasons there are requirements as a US citizen to even bring a loved one there.
Hugglebuggles got a reaction from Glyn and Kathy in a vent / rant regarding my home phone and ATT
We have Comcast digital phone/Xfinity with our cable and internet package. The service is good, but I tend to get a lot of solicitation calls as well, mostly for the people who used tho own our home. I can't do much about that since its tied to the address, not the number. This house was a foreclosure, and apparently those people owe a lot of people money...
I know its really antisocial and senior citizen of me, but I just don't answer the phone if I don't know the number. If its an 800 number, its ignored. Our voicemail very clearly says who we are, so if its important and for us, they can leave a message. Now when I have a sleeping baby in the house in a few weeks I might start getting annoyed...
On a random note, I'm not sure how people live without cell phones. Maybe I'm a slave to technology...
Hugglebuggles got a reaction from Kathryn41 in Declaring Jewelry at POE?
You're crossing on your visa correct? Moving? You are allowed to import your personal belongings, which would include your jewelry, duty free. No need to value anything. Are you flying or driving? If you're driving no customs forms are needed... not sure about plane travel.
Hugglebuggles reacted to dukeandduchess in How do i make this sound good?
A lot of people here are raising good points. You aren't considering the expenses associated with taking care of a) yourself b) your wife c) your baby. That's what you should be most concerned about at this point.
I'd make a plan to show your Grandfather how you plan to support yourself, wife, and baby once they get here. I wouldn't sign up to support 3 people unless they had a plan.
Hugglebuggles reacted to Shoot Em Straight in For those of you who doubted
since recently joining the friendly site of VJ (4 weeks ago)u have publicly searched by asking "legitimate questions" to obtain a visa to immigrate to the U.S. and this is why it seems like you might not have a Bona Fide Relationship with your SO. I post nothing negative and intend nothing with accusation
These are all your words from your posts in snippets.....
Posted 13 May 2012 ~
I want to move to the US but realise that it is not a matter of "get up and go".
I understand that the couple of ways to get a visa is either to get married to someone in the US and move there (obviously a proper devoted marriage) or to work for a US company who will sponser you and move you over.
however for me, both options are not possible.
I have no criminal record of any kind and are self employed in IT. I also have a US B1/B2 Visa (a business and visitor visa).
I am wanting to change my life and move away from where I am and would rather move to the US.
What things are possible for me to do this? Any suggestions or advice are welcome!
Posted 07 June 2012~
if one wants to give up their UK citizenship (they were born and bred in the UK), then is it possible to gain for a US citizenship or would the same principals apply where you can only get a visa if a company employs you or you get married etc... ?
Posted 04 July 2012 ~
I currently live in the UK. I am wanting to move to the US for many reasons. The main being my line of work (in IT)I am wondering, is it possible for me to get a visa and migrate over taking my business with me? if so - what is the process? Anyone know where I stand on this? Like I said, I want to move myself and my company over to the US and continue doing what I do with the business but in US.
And when that post did not get the answers....
Posted 13 July 2012 ~
for a K1 - how does it work? I mean from what I understand the person in the US would file for this. So what do they file? What sort of details are on the form they need to fill in?
what if the DOB is entered differently than the actual DOB? just the years having a mistake?
does age difference matter? she is older than me - around 10 years.
lets just say that she thinks im 2 years older than my DOB. but i think we all do that when you are dating.... ( you bad boy )
Four days ago...
well we arent engaged or anything yet. and it is still new, the relationship. but like i said... i have my reasons. she has her reasons for doing the same too!
So I have a US girlfriend. we plan to marry at some point. Obviously means I would move over/immigrate to the US.
The bonus is, I dont need to apply for a K1 visa. I can get married on my curent B1/B2 visa then the girlfriend can file for the immigration thing/sponser. I can still continue to travel back and fourth which is ideal for me.
You seemed to have it all figured out now
IF this was for me....
what? give me a break.
I dont get why I cannot ask legitimate questions here. after all this is an open forum and it is meant to be a helpful community, not this kind of negitive and false accusation community.
You were helped in all your previous posts.
no wonder the world is in a state today because of such people.
Me being a member of VJ and pointing out that your story comes off questionable does not rock the state of the world.
I wonder why i bother anymore. I have nothing to hide so really, it is not my fault if you have issues. go sort them out
Thanks for the advice....No real hard issue on my side of the big pond
I do wish you both good luck with your future
Hugglebuggles reacted to VanessaTony in Gotten 10 year green card after divorce N400 turn out to be complicated
Your problem is how this looks to the IO. i'm going to tell you how it LOOKS (obviously you feel it's different)
1. You got your GC based on marriage to your USC
2. Your attended your 10 year GC interview claiming all happy happy
3. Conveniently after the interview for the 10 year card you claim abuse of USC spouse
4. Your ex-husband files for divorce the SAME month you interview for your GC (this makes it look like you lied at the interview, only stayed together for the interview/GC)
5. One year after your divorce is final, you conveniently find another man to marry in your home country (how did you meet?). You then file for citizenship, and I assume will shortly file for your new husband.
Unfortunately you've made it look like your marriage to your USC husband was fake. That once your got your 10 year card you left him to marry your REAL husband/bf back in your home country and now you will petition your "real husband". Unfortunately the evidence you presented for a valid relationship could be explained as evidence from your USC husband loving ou and you just going along with it for the GC. This wouldn't normally be questioned but your new husband, from your home country no less, is the one that makes your USC marriage look fake. I don't know your chances for approval honestly.
Hugglebuggles got a reaction from Kathryn41 in Citizen or Not
Since your mom was born in Canada, she is a Canadian citizen . Her birth certificate is evidence of this. Since she is Canadian, you are very likely eligible to claim Canadian citizenship through her. Citizenship and immigration Canada has a really great website and quiz you can take to help determine eligibility. I would check it out. I can't link it on my tablet, but if you Google "am I a Canadian citizen?" It comes up.
Since she was born to an American father, she is quite possibly an American citizen as well. It depends on the laws and residency requirements that were in place when she was born. If she is, she will need to prove her fathers citizenship.
Hugglebuggles reacted to Deputy Purple in Canadian Single Dad of 2 young U.S. citizens
I spent 10 years as a single father and not once did I use them as an excuse to break the law.
You claim the 9 year old can't live in Canada because of the cold climate yet you live in New York with all of the pollution and cold winters, I guess Canada doesn't have heating in the winter?
What kind of example are you setting for your children? Break the law when it works for you because you can get away with it... If the kids can survive NYC then why can't they survive Toronto, I would guess only because you want to live in the US.
If you really cared about what's best for your kids you'd move them to the place where you could actually work to support them and set a good example as a parent instead of being selfish & childish complaining about how bad your situation is. Get divorced, move to Canada and be a good Dad to your kids.