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    Audy_Rob got a reaction from Q2018 in Second Letter of Intent?   
    It should be addressed to the Department of State, then the US Embassy or Consulate you will be interviewing at. See the Example in the section at the top of VJ called Example Forms. Also, since you are the USC you should state you continue to support the beneficiaries petition.
    Good Luck.
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    Audy_Rob got a reaction from Sassiringa in N-400 October 2015 filers   
    If you are in the same state as jazz, meaning your status says you are "in line" and does not yet say "An interview has been scheduled..." than similarly you should not yet be expecting the interview appointment letter.
    However, to answer your question, yes, you can call the number and after speaking to the first line agents to which I can now say are there to keep people from making any progress whatsoever on their case, simply say, I would like to speak to a Tier 2 Agent please.
    They way it worked when I did it was, a recording took my information and said I would receive a call back in 13 minutes. I am thinking yea, sure, probably more like 5 hours. Well I was pleasantly surprised. 24 minutes after I hung up I got a call from a polite, knowledgeable and extremely helpful Tier 2 agent. Admittedly he kept trying to rush me off of the phone so he could move on to the next customer but all turned out well.
    Good luck all.
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    Audy_Rob got a reaction from JimmyHou in N-400 October 2015 filers   
    My wife had her interview yesterday. Overall she said it was very easy. She passed as I mentioned in an earlier posting.
    History and Civics Questions:
    1) What is freedom of religion?
    2) When was the Constitution written?
    3) Name one state that shares a border with Canada?
    4) What is the name of the ocean on the East Coast of the U.S.?
    5) Who must register for Selective Service?
    6) Why are there 50 stars on the American Flag?
    Read: What color is the flag?
    Write: The flag is red, white and blue.
    The interviewing officer asked a couple of questions about her work. He asked more questions about our marriage, are we still married, did we ever separate, etc...He noticed her name was on the mortgage statements for my (our) house. He asked about that, when was it done, was it done recently for the Citizenship and so on.
    She said most of the time was flipping through a lot of papers in her file (which is 3 to 4 inches thick by now) and he would pull out a paper and ask her if that information was still correct.
    From her N-400 application he only asked her about her address, is it still current and he asked about her trips out of the US. He did not ask questions from the N-400 about drug use, criminal activity, citations, prostitution, communist affiliations which is what she prepared for the last two days before her interview.
    Good Luck all
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    Audy_Rob got a reaction from TabCat82 in Can we put unemployment benefits on I-134?   
    Any reasonable person would read this question from the OP as a question if Unemployment Income is a means tested benefit or not.
    Unemployment Income is an employment related income like Workmen's Compensation and may be listed as income on the I-134. Also pensions and Disability or SSDI can be listed.
    Examples that CANNOT be listed as income on the I-134 are SSI or Supplemental Security Income, Food Stamps, etc...
    There was never an intention to hide the truth. The question was if the income can be listed.
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    Audy_Rob got a reaction from Blue Bianchi in Divorced twice the same person   
    No one at this web site should ever think it is "a good idea" to misrepresent or mislead the USCIS or Department of State. All filings, statements and records should be truthful and factual with as much supporting documentation as possible.
    If any one submits a posting that it is a "good idea" to leave out some material information then they do not understand the purpose and intent of this web site.
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    Audy_Rob got a reaction from Shuki in Divorced twice the same person   
    No one at this web site should ever think it is "a good idea" to misrepresent or mislead the USCIS or Department of State. All filings, statements and records should be truthful and factual with as much supporting documentation as possible.
    If any one submits a posting that it is a "good idea" to leave out some material information then they do not understand the purpose and intent of this web site.
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    Audy_Rob got a reaction from C-ma'am in Divorced twice the same person   
    No one at this web site should ever think it is "a good idea" to misrepresent or mislead the USCIS or Department of State. All filings, statements and records should be truthful and factual with as much supporting documentation as possible.
    If any one submits a posting that it is a "good idea" to leave out some material information then they do not understand the purpose and intent of this web site.
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    Audy_Rob got a reaction from TBoneTX in AGE DIFFERENCE   
    When there is such a large age difference, 40, 50 or 60 years, does the younger partner know there is a very real possibility that you will only have 1 to 10 years of marriage with your partner? What if the younger partner is the woman and wants children very much as is often the case. Yes, I understand the man can still give her a child or two, but does it matter that the man knows he is creating a child that in all likelihood will either never remember his father or have a childhood in which the father dies at some difficult age?
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    Audy_Rob got a reaction from anka in Tax claim and immigration   
    Yes, you can file your taxes as Married - Filing jointly but you will need to include your worldwide income. This means any income from foreign sources such as interest on bank accounts, was your wife working and any foreign investments.
    You cannot file Electronically because you will need to attach a special hand drawn letter of including wife as a resident on taxes. This is covered in the Publications on Foreigners, Non-residents and residents.
    Good luck
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    Audy_Rob got a reaction from Nich-Nick in What is next following NOA2 approval?   
    The packet most definitely differs from Consulate to Consulate or Embassy. Many Consulates do not even send out a packet or if they did the packet never arrives because of mailing conditions in the countries.
    Most members go to the Web-site of the Embassy or Consulate and Look up the link for the K-1 interview packet sometimes referred to as P-3. There are many London/England members here that can tell you exactly the needed details. Also there are regional forums, you should locate the thread for London Embassy interviews.
    Good luck.
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    Audy_Rob got a reaction from HeatDeath in What qualifies as "evidence of engagement to fiancée" and "evidence of financial support" for form DS-156-K?   
    Evidence of Financial Support is done through filing the Affidavit of Support which is typically form I-134 and all of the proper supporting documentation for the K-1 visa.
    Evidence of Engagement is usually met simply by each of the fiance(e)s providing a newly signed Letter of Intent to Marry.
    Neither the I-134 not the Letter of Intent need to be notarized.
    Good luck.
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    Audy_Rob got a reaction from Nik+Heather in Question 18: "Has your Fiance(e) met and seen you within the two year...?"   
    In addition to just answering Question 18 as you have done, you need to submit substantial evidence to document the meeting (or one of the meetings that occurred in the two years before the USCIS will recive the I-129F submission. Evidence from 2006 and 2007 will be of no use at this point of the process. Technically the same applies to the answer to Question 18. Anything before mid-2008 does not apply.
    Only use evidence of meeting from about October 2008 to the present.
    Good luck.
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    Audy_Rob got a reaction from Nik+Heather in Married after 90 days   
    You probably will be fine as long as the Alien beneficiary (fiance(e) now wife) stays in the USA. Do not let her leave.
    You can as you suspected directly adjust status. You need to file the I-130 petition and the cost is about $355 (I am not certain that is correct to the exact dollar).
    With the I-130 petition you can file the I-485 to Adjust status.
    Be prepared in advance to answer questions as to why you did not comply with the requirement to marry within the 90 day period. If everything is acceptable, you should have no problem.
    Good luck.
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    Audy_Rob got a reaction from KeithandTan in Question regarding sponsor's tax return   
    Generally, Bangkok does not accept a joint sponsor. There is a Thai woman that occassionally posts in VJ. SHe is able to read postings at the Thai web site www.usvisa4thai.com. I believe her name is member name is Ning.
    The only two known joint sponsorships accepted by Bangkok were both for USC's graduating from University with job offers. I really fear it is impossible to get a joint sponsor accepted for a K-1.
    Please ask your fiancee to ask at the web site I gave you.
    Good luck.
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    Audy_Rob got a reaction from Darnell in Response to request for evidence received, and case processing has resumed.   
    I am sorry about this delay for you and your fiance(e). I have to believe that since biometrics were requested, there was a flag raised in a computer about one of the two names, more likely the USC's name since the USC had the Biometrics to help establish proper identity and no confusion with other individuals having a similar or same name.
    Good luck.
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    Audy_Rob got a reaction from Darnell in Response to request for evidence received, and case processing has resumed.   
    Looking at the printed timline in your signature, you had to do Biometrics in November 2009. Something or somebody probably came up with your name in a computer system that warranted further information to ensure the identity of the person (you) which is being investigated. That is usually why they would ask the US Citizen to come in for Biometrics.
    You have been going through an unusually long wait for this name check as some people call it. I would say that either you will be cleared soon or else you should try to take action to escalate the adjudication of your case (Congressman/woman, etc...)
    Good luck
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    Audy_Rob got a reaction from TBoneTX in Simple K-1 Question or two! (perhaps)   
    K-3 has been made obsolete. To read about being married and then filing for the Visa petition you will want to study the CR-1 route. If you are married in Canada, she would not be able to enter the US until the CR-1 visa is granted. With the K-1 visa, she could attempt to enter while the K-1 petition (I-129F) is being adjudicated and while waiting for the K-1 visa interview. I have read many posts from Canadians that have successfully entered the US during the process but make sure the Canadian has ample evidence of ties in Canada that will require the return of the Canadian to Canada.
    If you go the K-1 route you could get AP in 2 to 3 months after filing the AOS. File all together, AOS, EAD and AP after getting married. However do not make any firm plans until she actually has the AP in hand. It could be longer for any reason.
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    Audy_Rob got a reaction from Nik+Heather in Job problems   
    I am still not sure from the wording of the OP that the interview was ever scheduled. So there might night be an interview to attend or postpone.
    It is much easier to delay by extending the interview date to begin with rather than postpone an interview date already granted. The extension of the interview date is automatic as mentioned earlier.
    However "Otto und Karin" did make a very good suggestion about getting a joint sponsor. A joint sponsor is another person typically a friend or relative of the USC that is a US Citizen US National or Permanent Resident that qualifies to sponsor the Alien Beneficiary in terms of income.
    Then when it is time to file the I-864 Affidavit of Support in the US after marriage, you could either ask the same person to joint sponsor again or your USC fiance(e) might be back on their feet again by that time.
    Good luck.
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    Audy_Rob got a reaction from Darnell in Does Finacee need a Passport at the NO2 Interview?   
    Wow, there is some serious confusion here.
    You send I-129F, G-325As, $455, proof of having met, etc...
    You receive NOA1.
    2-5 months later You will have your I-129F approved - That is NOA2, you will be sent NOA2 as approval.
    Then your fiance(e) ia allowed to apply for the K-1 visa at his/her Embassy/Consulate which is where they need to interview. You fiance(e) needs his/her passport long before you plan to file for the Visa at the Embassy/Consulate which is after you have received NOA2 in the mail.
    There is no interview in the NOA2. Please go over the guides and flowchart to studdy the steps in the process.
    He must have the Visa to fill out the Forms DS-156 and make application at the Embassy.
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    Audy_Rob got a reaction from captainofiron in What to prepare after I-129f petition approval   
    Hi, I have lots of information for you.
    1) In this forum on K-1 Fiancees Process and Procedures is another thread that is very long called SAWASDEE 3. Please look for it and enter a post introducing yourself etc... This is the Thailand thread and we have many good Thailand specific members.
    2) In general, questions after the I-129F approval are about the Embassy/Consulate and a lot of I-134 questions. These should be posted in a different forum called US Embassy and Consulate Discussion because that is what you will now prepare for.
    3) For Thailand only, use the following link:
    http://bangkok.usembassy.gov/immigrant_visas/packets.html
    4) After you confirm your package has arrived at NVC you will get a BNK#. Wait until NVC informs you your package has been shipped to Bangkok. Wait 5 days not counting weekends and the numerous Thai holidays like today, The Royal Plowing Ceremony, and email the Embassy to confirm you are in the system.
    By the way, Congratulations on I-129F approval. Good luck with the next steps.
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    Audy_Rob got a reaction from captainofiron in What to prepare after I-129f petition approval   
    I am adding the link to the SAWASDEE 3 thread:
    http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/175951-sawasdee-3-2009-thai-thread-restarted/page__st__3240
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    Audy_Rob got a reaction from TracyTN in Divorce Document Question   
    Sorry, this is not right. You both must be eligible to marry at the time you file the I-129F Petition. That is one of the two main purposes of the petition. I think "az" is thinking of the birth certificate which is only required of the USC Petitioner.
    You absolutely positively must include the "certified divorce decree" of the alien beneficiary. Otherwise if you answer divorced on the G-325a for the alien fiancee and do not provide the divorcee decree, you will either get an RFE or a rejection.
    The divorce decree does not require Peruvian certification at any time UNLESS the US Embassy requires a single certificate and many embassies do not need that. The divorce decree needs to be a certified COPY (not original) meaning it requires a judges, cort official or court clerk's signature and a seal or stamp of some type.
    So yes, when your USC fiance has your ENGLISH (from England) divorce decree, that is all that is needed for both the I-129F petition and the US Embassy in Peru.
    Good luck.
    EDITED to add: Actually the I-129F itself on line 6 requires the beneficiary's marital status. There you will need to check divorced and include the divorce decree.
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    Audy_Rob got a reaction from VanessaTony in we refiled   
    The problem with Front Loading the petition is the USCIS is perfectly free to dump it in a Trash Can. The petition was approved. It was not denied as you wrote. The K-1 Visa was denied at interview. The Consulate acts independently of the USCIS at the Interview stage and does not consider that information.
    At this stage, there is no assurance any of the material comprising Evidence of a Relationship will even show up in Brazil.
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    Audy_Rob got a reaction from Ajay330 in Major Disaster!   
    Asking the Embassy to reschedule is the most responsible thing to do. You have two issues to overcome. You might go into the interview and come away with just a 221g to get those two documents or you could get a denial.
    The Embassy might understand about the I-134 because of the volcano but then again, you are supposed to have all papers in hand before returning the chcklist and requesting an interview date.
    As far as the Police Certificate, you do not have as good an excuse as a volcano.
    I would ask for a postponement.
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    Audy_Rob got a reaction from Nik+Heather in Visa Fraud??   
    Also another point is, that the US asks about her work and where she worked, but that does not mean she was working in Norway. Unless she was present for 6 months or 12 months continually in Norway, that does not come up either.
    Embassies ask for police certificates from places where you have lived for 6 months or 12 months (depending on the Embassy).
    I have traveled to Japan, China, Taiwan maybe up to 100 trips with business visas back when Japan required them. It does not mean I have ever "worked" in Japan as in relocated and lived and worked there.
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