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  1. Hi, I created this post to keep in touch all of us who filed as applicants from F2A category. Specially the ones of us that filed with Pending 1-130, so we can keep in touch. My timeline: I-130 filed on Dec 19th, 2016 I-130 still pending as of time of filing. AOS package sent March 1st, 2018 AOS package arrived Chicago Lockbox on March 4 (Sunday) Bank notified us about a check transaction on March 14 at 5.48 a.m. E-Notifications received via email and via sms on March 14 at 11.48 p.m. Waiting for physical Notice of Action. Now it's time to wait.
  2. I made a group for those who are pending interview in Montreal Consulate for F2A visa category. My case has been Documentarily qualified/case completed April 4th, 2019.
  3. Hello all I-130 filers, Lets put our I-130 timelines for California Service Center Filers.
  4. Creating a post for 2018 I-130 filers for spouses of permanent residents, please share your PDs and any further actions going forward.
  5. Hey all, I thought I'd introduce myself to Vietnam forum members here. I live and work in NYC on LPR and will become eligible to apply for naturalization in 2 months 👊. I met my wife and got married last year in Vietnam. It took like forever to get the I-130 application filed (long story short... went through two awful lawyers in succession, 1 in NYC and 1 in Ho Chi Minh, before I took matters into my own hands.). It took a long time obtain evidence of joint finances as we didn't have any joint ownership of property or live together (I work in NYC and she lives in Ho Chi Minh.. also she is not working as we decided it does not make sense for her to work in Ho Chi Minh for next to nothing as I make more than enough for both of us and enough to convince to the USCIS/NVC/Consulate that she will not become a public charge. Finally managed to open a joint account in NYC with HSBC through HSBC Advance International Banking Center and filed a joint tax return in US for 2018 (getting an ITIN for that also was not easy as most CPAs were unable to do so when my wife is not in US). Anyways, we finally submitted our I-130 in August 2019. We have been visiting each other every 4 months or so, both in Vietnam and other countries in Asia (China, South Korea, Japan). From my research, it seems like it will be an exercise in futility for her to apply for a US tourist visa to come and stay with me for a month or so as it will be hard for her to show ties to Vietnam (no property ownership and no employment). So next step while waiting for I-130 approval is to see what I can do to get her tourist visas to Schengen countries or perhaps Canada. If she can visit Toronto, then I can easily work from remote location in Toronto for my NYC gig and stay with her. Or perhaps, ask my employer to see if they would allow me to work remotely from somewhere in asia for a month or so every so often. I'd love to hear from other folks in this forum. DT
  6. Hey everyone, my case is at nvc since around 2 months cuz we couldn’t find a way. Please help us, as per my husband’s last year income he wasn’t eligible to sponsor me, but this year he’s making enough to sponsor me but we don’t have tax records of this year and this is why my case been delaying. We cannot find a joint sponsor as I heard there are some liabilities. What else we could do?? Please help me. I need it. Thanks in advance!!
  7. Hi all- Hoping someone who has been in a similar situation can help. We have submitted the DS-260 and all of the other things required, and have been waiting. I recently noticed the civil documents submitted by our lawyers are not clear and hard to read. At this point in time, our case has not been reviewed yet. It still shows "submitted." I have a clearer HD version now and we were thinking about resubmitting it to decrease the chances of the documents getting rejected and having to wait longer after re-submission. Is this ok for us to do? Will it prolong our timeline for the NVC to review in any way? Thanks so much for the help!
  8. Hey all, Before starting, please excuse my English as English is not my first language. I am a green card holder and my wife is an F-1 Visa. We decided to get married a couple of months ago and file I-130/I-485 as I see the F2A is current when we were applying for the marriage sponsored green card. I have included all the documents including a copy of my green card and the 2018 tax return documents along with all other documents for my wife and sent them to my lawyer. My wife had her fingerprints exactly 30 days ago and we just got a mail from USCIS titled: Request For Initial Evidence stating that: - You must submit evidence to establish that the petitioner on Form I-130 is a United States Citizen. Such evidence includes: (pieces of evidence of US citizen which I obviously do not have) - I did not meet 125 percent of the federal poverty guideline for the petitioning sponsor's household size, which is around 20k as we are only 2 person/people household Here comes the confusion. I sent a copy of my green card to my lawyer and why is the request for initial evidence asking that they need proof of my US citizenship? Is this common/normal or did my lawyer messed up something while filing? (I know I could have asked my lawyer for this issue but today's Saturday and this is a bit nerve-racking moment for me to wait another day to ask lol) The second bullet point was expected since I did not meet the requirement as I was just out of college and got hired towards the end of the year. Can I submit my most recent paystub that states that my gross income up-to-date is more than 20k? Thank you in advance for any help!
  9. Hello everyone, My husband had his visa interview last October (2018). The officer gave him a yellow card marked with missing documents that later on were submitted to them by us. It has been almost one year now, upon checking his visa status on CEAC website it says administritive processing and the last date updated is September 15. The case only gets an update whenever we send them an email asking about the case process.I am very concerned now I feel like it is only us whose case has gone under AP for so long. My husband's passport was collected from him by the officer at the time of his interview and it is still at the embassy. We have a 2 and a half year old son who was born in the U.S and is a U.S citizen, and even that didn't help. I got to the U.S on November 2015 and I am still on a green card. The embassy handling my husband's case is the U.S embassy in Kabul Afghanistan. Also not to forget reading the forums here on visa journey I got to know that I could get help from my state's/city's senator regarding the issue and I did that the senator I contacted is Kamla Harris and she works for my area her office was helpful but the only thing I got from them was an official letter stating that I have to wait and this wait can not be expedited or waived. If you guys have any suggestions or similar stories please, please share it with us. Thanks in advance
  10. My dad filled for me on April 26 2018 f2a , last September 26 my case changed to rfe, i sent all the requested documents and they received it on October 15, its been 17 days and no answer form them , California processing time is now 12.5 to 16.5 months and am at my 18th month, when i filed an inquiry they said I cant access my information , i filed the inquiry on oct 28 but in their response they said i filed it on October 25
  11. Hello. My i130 was approved on 26th June 2019. Its been almost 60 days and still no notification from NVC. Anyone else facing this delay? Category - F2A California Priority Date - 17 Nov 2017 i130 Approval Letter - 26 June 2019
  12. Creating a post for 2017 I-130 filers for spouses of permanent residents, please share your PDs and any further actions going forward.
  13. Hey my case is filed under F2a, and I’m on NVC STAGE. I’ve not been working when I filled form i130, but now I’m working as a freelance makeup artist and beauty blogger. Been doing paid partnerships with companies. Should I write self employed in the employment section? If yes, what should I take to the interview as a proof of self employment? I’m from Pakistan btw. Thanks in advance!
  14. Hey, my case is filed under f2a. I’m on NVC stage atm while my husband’s greencard about to expire. Could this affect my case in any way? Can I take his expired status to my interview? Also, my brother in law who’s going to be my joint sponsor has an expired greencard, can he still become a joint sponsor? I’m worried about my husband’s status. What should we do? Please help a girl!! Thank you.
  15. Hey everyone. My Pd is June 30th’ 2017 and my case is filed under f2a for spouse visa by my husband. We’re on nvc stage atm, what do I need to know is that my husband’s this year income is around $31,000 is that enough? Also, he joined this job 2018s summer (June) but his last year pay with this job was around $24000, what should we do now? Should we submit his this year’s paystubs along with employers letter? Do we need to submit any other documents too? We are going to submit his brother’s paystubs too as a backup. Do we necessarily need to submit; IRS, w2 and 1040? Please someone make a proper list for me!! Thank you in advance
  16. Starting this thread to track interview timelines for US embassy Islamabad & F2A members in General. Case Documentary Qualified March 13, 2019 Priority Date March 6, 2017
  17. Just wondering if anyone received an interview letter recently for Montreal, Canada. The most up to date visa bulletin for F2A is Aug22, 16. I've hear Montreal moving really slow, just want to if thats true. Our PD is mid-Aug and we still haven't receive any interview letter yet. Any one wait in Canada? Or know something? Thanks!
  18. Hi everyone! Currently, I'm preparing form I-864 but several items still confuse me. Could someone help me, please? ------------------------------------------------------- I am a green card holder.(2019 diversity visa) Also, I just arrived the US on the end of August, and got the stamp of I-551 and a one-year temporary green card sticker on passport. Besides, my wife is a F1 student. Due to I didn't work in the US and had no income in the US before, I plan to use my total assets to meet the requirement of I-864. Now I'm working for a company in Taiwan. Q1. Part 6 Item 1 & 2 Because of I have no work and no income after moving to the US, so I fill $0.00 in Part 6 Item 7. However, I am still working in Taiwan, should I fill the name of the company I am working for and current job title in Part 6 Item 1,"I am currently employed as a/an ______ ", and Part 6 Item 2,"Name of employer" ? Q2. Part 6 Item 24.a.~24.c. Owing to I didn't work and no income in US for the past three years, so I don't need to file a Federal income tax return. Thus, I fill 24.a Tax Year:2018, Total income $0.00 and leave24.b.& 24.c. in blank. Is the way I fill 24.a.~24.c. correct? Or I still have to put 2017, income $0.00 & 2016 , income $0.00 in 24.b.& 24.c. ? Q3. about the social security number I-864 requests applicant to fill social security number in the form. However, I am still waiting for my social security card filed from SSA. I plan to write a statement describing I'm waiting for the card. Does anyone has recommended methods to explain no social security number situation? Thank you very much 😊
  19. Hi everyone! I'm a 2016 filer for my spouse. I started this thread because I wanted to interact with my fellow 2016 filers (as well as others) who are also going through the petition process. This would be a great opportunity to share our insights, knowledge, and experiences. Honestly though, the waiting game is really hard. Maybe if we support each other, it would help ease it even a little. So to start off: PD: 7/20/2016 NOA1: 7/26/2016 NOA2: 11/29/2016
  20. Hi folks, I'm preparing documents in order to apply for F2A(I-130/I-485/I-864) for my wife. Unfortunately, I encountered a problem while filling the form I-864. The instruction of I-864 states applicants must provide their Social Security Number, but I don't have one. I I don't have a SSN because I'm waiting for Social Security Administration to mail my SS card at the same time. My question is, can I mail all F2A required documents including a Form I-864 without a social security number on it to USCIS? (Due to the priority date of F2A in September and October are current, I want to seize this opportunity and apply F2A ASAP) Many thanks!
  21. We filled I-130 in May 2018, In March 2019 became Citizen sent case upgrade request but still no response, more than 5mnths after naturalization. How long more to wait ??? Any1can help?
  22. Could anyone who has ever submitted PCC from Turkey and UAE let me know how exactly you got them. I don't reside in those countries anymore. I submitted a PCC obtained from Turkish consulate in Chicago and through Dubai police online from the website https://www.dubaipolice.gov.ae . Both were rejected. Kindly help.
  23. Please let me know how much time it will take for my F2A case to be approved according to March 2018 bulletin.
  24. Hi I'm a little bit new here. Quick question My kids and I will be a permanent resident very soon. We are now living in the US. My wife live in Canada (she is Canadian). I want to minimize the time he will be separated from me and the kids. Of course she can cross the border and stay in the USA for 182 days every calendar year. I know we can do all the processes thought a Canadian consular. But can she do all the process while she is in the US ? Like the statement below she will enter legally without the requirement of any Visa. Page-2 https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/USCIS/Resources/A1en.pdf Can my relative wait in the United States until becoming a permanent resident? No. If your relative is outside the United States, filing an I-130 does not allow your relative to live or work in the United States. An I-130 petition only establishes your relationship with your relative. Your relative should wait outside the United States to immigrate legally. If your husband or wife, unmarried child under 21 years, or parent is already in the United States after having entered legally, they can apply to adjust their status to permanent resident at the same time you file their I-130 petition. If so how can she apply to adjust their status to permanent resident any additional form of the I130 and can we combine both document at the same thing when sending documents ? Thanks !
  25. *** Green Card Approved!! *** I wanna share our case, because in the process of doing it I have seen SO MUCH misinformation that is scary. If we had listened to many lawyers and people in forums we would have not get this process done right. Always look for information in the official immigration page, sometimes it’s hard to understand, but everything is in there. I am a Legal Permanent Resident petitioning for my spouse, F1 International Student Category: F2A I-130 PD: October 27, 2017 I-485 and I-765 sent: July, 2018 Bio-metrics Done: August, 2018 I-485 Ready to be Scheduled for Interview: August, 2018 I-130 Transfer Notice: September, 2018 (it was in California Center and was sent to NBC because when you apply for I-485, I-130 will be approved along with I-485 at time of Interview) EAD Received: December, 2018 My spouse notified the school that a change of status was being processed and they changed her from International Student to Regular Student and SEVIS I-20 was terminated *** I will get back to this *** I-485 Interview Scheduled: July, 2019 Interview Date: August 30, 2019 Approved on Spot. Passport stamped with temporary green card. Told us that green card will be sent in 4 to 6 weeks. Now going back to my spouses student visa being cancelled AFTER I-485 was already being processed. I can’t tell you HOW MANY PEOPLE told me I was wrong, because I wasn’t a US Citizen and my spouse needed to maintain status until interview was done. I argued A LOT with them and now I can tell you with proof THAT IS INCORRECT. Even if you are married to a Permanent Resident, as long as you were in legal status at the time that I-485 was sent, then if your visa expires, it’s NOT a problem because you were IN LEGAL STATUS at the time of application. Please DON’T listen to people or lawyers telling you otherwise because it is incorrect. My spouse took one semester off and graduated two weeks ago. It is important that you continue your studies as the officer asked if studies were completed. Even as a regular student, that shows the officer you came with a student visa because you really wanted to study and graduate. Otherwise it may show your intentions were not sincere. Also, you don’t need to wait until I-130 is approved to apply for I-485. If your I-130 has been received and you have a receipt notice, and the Visa Table for Filling Applications is current for your priority date, you can go ahead and apply for I-485 and I-765. The interview went smoothly. It took us 1 hour, but only because the officer was really nice and talked to us a lot. She asked a few questions, not too many. She went through the paper work, took some extra information from us, and then told us that our relationship definitely seemed valid. Told us that green card was approved, stamped the passport and told us we would get green card in the mail in 4 to 6 weeks. That was it. We took A LOT of things with us, because I’m the kind of person that rather have more than less and if she didn’t request it then that was fine. But everything we took as proof of relationship she kept it all. I hope this experience is helpful to you! We are very happy and thankful to God for His help and wisdom while going through this process.
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