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  1. Hello. I came to US with K1 visa and now I'm in adjustment of status process. So we had our interview in the end of September and the officer was "nice" enough not to approve us at once. She said she will need additional proofs. So I got the RFE and send additional photos, bank statements and affidavits from friends and family. Long story short. As I was going to have my interview soon I didn't send a renewal request for my EAD which will expire in January. I feel like this gonna take a while and I would have to quit my job cuz I won't even manage to renew my EAD. Any suggestions what I could do? Do you have any idea how long it's gonna take for them to process my case again? Thanks a lot.
  2. Hi everyone! Can anyone tell me their experiences with the advance parole? How does it work? My husand and I are in the process of his adjustment of status & applying for an Advance Parole. We’re anticipating on going out of the country & would like to know any tips if there are any to make his entry back in the country with no issues. Thanks!!
  3. Hi! My husband and I are currently compiling all the requirements needed for his Adjustment of Status. When I originally filed for his K1 Visa, my mom was my co sponsor to help me since I didn’t feel like I had the sufficient funds. My husband is now here in the US with me but since then, I don’t have my job since I quit while I study for my upcoming board exam. So my current status is unemployed. My question is, do I fill out form I-864 even though I’m not working? Or both my mom and I fill out form I-864 and I just specify that I’m unemployed. I am just worried that my current employment status might affect my husbands Adjustment of status application. Please help! Thank you so much!
  4. Hi there, I was informed that people who are approved for VAWA are eligible to get financial aid at their university. I am having an issue with this though and my university doesn't seem to know what to do either. I've searched online up and down and cannot seem to find a solution or similar issue. Anyways, my school has been trying to find match in the FAFSA system and they've done the SAVE and third step verification as required but, the results keep coming back from DHS as C which means that I'm not matching in the system as an eligible non-citizen. The financial aid officer actually said the results comes back as "I-485 pending". However, my VAWA has been approved since January of 2019 and I have a pending I-485. I even just got my work permit via having a pending application. Has anyone else had this experience? Can anyone please give me any advice on what to do please? I am a semester away from graduating college and this roadblock has already had me take a whole 2 years off school already, and now I'm back and it's the same issue. I just want to graduate. Any answers will be highly appreciated.
  5. As the title states, my girlfriend (foreign medical graduate) is here on a visit with NO intention to immigrate. However, just found out about the new rule possibly being implemented from October 15 and I feel like it'll make it very difficult for us in the future even though I have never been on public benefits. Would it look like fraud if we get married in court and file for green card if she's only been here for 2-3 days? Additional info: she's visited and stayed here for 3 months before. Her visa expires in 2021.
  6. My husband and I want to travel within US. My visa was expired. I just received my NOA1 for my adjusment of status. Am I allowed to fly within US without having a problem in the airport? Advance thank you for the response! God bless.
  7. Hi guys! I am new to this forum, I have some questions and would greatly appreciate any help from you. Thank you!! My current status is F1 STEM OPT. My wife, who is a US citizen, and I married in July. We are looking to apply for a marriage green card for me. Correct me if I am wrong, but according to research, I think our case is pretty straightforward since I am already in the US, entered lawfully, no criminal history, etc. Our main concern is about the affidavit of support. Our situations: 1. My wife (sponsor) is self-employed and she owns an online store. She has been self-employed for the past two years, but she is just starting to turn a profit this year. She is projected to make 40K this year. Since she has just started making money this year, she cannot use her tax documents from last year to prove income. She can only use her financial statements to back up her income. We are worried that it may be a problem by her not having a "stable" source of income. 2. My job currently pays 60K. I have a stable income and has been working this job for 2 years. I can meet the income requirement with my income. However, I've been wanting to quit my job to become a freelance designer. But by doing that, I will lose my proof of income, at least for a while. 3. We have about 120K in savings. Questions: 1. What if: I quit my job before filing for the green card and we use my wife's income and our savings in the affidavit of support, would this likely cause any complications and would this be a good approach? 2. What if: I keep my job and use my income to file for the green card, then quit my job while the application is processing. Then tell the immigration officer during the interview that "I changed jobs and became self-employed, though I cannot prove income but my wife still makes 40K and we have 120K in savings". Would this likely cause any complications and would this be a good approach? 3. If I decide to quit my job after I filed the applications to USCIS, how long should I wait before I quit? Does this matter? 4. At the time of the interview, would it negatively affect our case if told the immigration officer that I am self-employed (but with no proof of income) or that I am actively looking for a job? 5. If I quit my job, do I have to worry about possibly accumulating the 150 unemployment days (STEM OPT rule) while the adjustment of status is pending? I know I am ok as long as my AOS is being processed. But what if I am out of F1 status due to 150 unemployment days, then my AOS gets denied for some reason, which then makes me completely out of status? Would I be in trouble if this happens? Thanks again, greatly appreciate your help.
  8. Hey guys!! I filed my AOS after marriage but I received a request for initial evidence stating they need a copy of my birth certificate. I was adopted by my stepfather in 2008 after my biological father unfortunately passed away in 2004. I submitted a copy of my adoption certificate but they’re requesting a copy of my birth certificate. Does this mean the adoption certificate copy is missing or not enough? And do I need to provide both or just my adoption certificate again? My adoption certificate was all that was required for my K1 as my original birth certificate is technically invalid because my adoption certificate supersedes it. (Sorry if that rambled on a bit I just want to be clear) many thanks VJ community!!
  9. To keep on track, here's my updated timeline: (Anaheim, CA) I'm on a B1/B2 visa filing concurrently for Adjustment of Status, married to a US Citizen. Filed: (i-485 , i-130 , i-765, i-131) + (i-130A , i-864 , i-864A) FedEx package sent on 10 April 2019 (overnight) FedEx delivered overnight: 11 April 2019 (received by 10:00 am) ** no updates as of today 16 April 2019, 07:00 pm **
  10. I currently have F1 OPT visa under grace period. Through OPT, I was able to get an employment authorization. Now that I am married, my husband and I are doing a DIY application for my green card. I have a lot of questions about it and hoping anyone with the same experience can help me with this. I-485 Adjustment of Status Application - Should I file this with my husband's I-130 form? - Should I also have the medical exam results (Form I-693) and send it together with my I-485 application? - My Employment Authorization through my OPT is about to expire and has specific limits with the type of job I would apply to. Now that I am filing for adjustment of status, should I apply again for employment authorization with the form I-765? If yes, is this application for renewal? Asking a lawyer or a paralegal to help us with the process is very expensive. My husband and I's savings are just enough for us since he is the only one working as of the moment. I hope anyone can help us about our application.
  11. Hi, I would like to ask if any of you had the same situation as I am.. I already filed my forms 485, 130, 765 & 131. (i already have form 797 and done with the biometrics appointment) i filed under my legal name (single).. I was wondering if I can change my forms to my married name so I can have my spouse's last name? Hope to hear from you all. God bless everyone!
  12. Is this correct? Should I put the address of the US embassy?
  13. Hi, I just received an interview notice for my 2 years Green card that will be occurred in January, 2019. Please share your experiences and advises for me on the interview, it would be very appreciate I will list below the list of what I bring to the interview day, please comment if I'm missing anything, and what should I fulfill to my package. I live in Virginia, VA, get married to a US citizenship, my husband born in US. I was under OPT of F1- student visa and my OPT expired 07/12/2018. Here is my brief timeline on the process 05/20/18: Getting Married I did not celebrate my wedding party yet because i wait for the green card to go back to my country so my parents can attend my wedding. Only married at court with my husband family. 06/20/18: Submit my package to USCIS 07/24/2018: Biometrics done 08/16/2018: my expedite working permit request approved because I have job offer. I have working permit and go to work on September. 12/12/2018: Interview is scheduled 01/16/2018: Interview day Here is what I prepared to bring to the interview: Passport, driver license, birthcertificate, ssn for both of us Marriage license My Medical form I-693 Letter schedule interview from USCIS Tax return for previous 3 years 2015, 2016, 2017 of my husband. 3 pay subs before interview of my husband Bank statement showing our saving ( both are currently working and both deposit money into the account) A car Registration showing both of us ownership. Car Insurance (showing both name) credit card statement (showing both name) Life insurance (we both buy it and put each other name as beneficiaries) 401k beneficiaries information for both ( I and Him both have) Front page at personal info at Work's profile.. my husband is my emergency contact Airplane tickets to other states of US (5 trips together so far) Lots of pictures together ( pictures with friends, family, pictures that we are going on trips with friends and family) Moviepass membership for two in one year (sign up same time) One month (AUG18) we are in the same health insurance (since I got a job, i choose to split out from him to go with my company insurance because of it its more cheaper than go with him) ONE Affidavit of friend who verify the authenticity of our relationship (did not submit that in the package) Outline of our relationship (did not submit that We DO NOT have: Utility bills - because we still live with his parents, and his parents are paying bills House rent/ mortgage: same reason above Wedding ceremony & pictures on the wedding day: my parents can not come to US so we are waiting to go back to my country, and we are saving money to buy house. Because we do not have a wedding together, that is not normal to all the couple who apply for adjustment of status and that makes me very worry. Please drop some comments to give me advise . Also, advise me on what will they ask on the interview because we are very worry for the upcoming interview. Thank you and I really appreciate it Jacklyn.
  14. I've written this forum a handful of times and I'm still in disbelief to say we are still waiting my husband's AOS approval. We interviewed July 2017 and our status hasn't changed since. Since then, I have made appointments to the USCIS office, called their offices, asked my lawyer to get involved and finally wrote my senator (in NY). Thankfully my Senator was able to expedite his EAD renewal but said he was still not outside of the "standard" processing timeline. This was back in June. I just really can't believe we're still waiting....
  15. I prepared my AOS packet and then got slammed at work with a project with an impossible deadline. I won't be able to submit our AOS packet until this weekend (on 08/18), but I had my fiance sign all of our documents which are dated 08/13 - including the check for payment. USCIS may not receive the packet until 08/20 or 08/21, and the dates will be a week or more old. Does anyone foresee this as an issue? I really don't want to have to go back and reprint and redo all of the pages that had my or her signature on them, but I also don't want to risk acceptance or a RFE for this. Anyone have experience with this in the past or any educated advice? Thanks so much in advance!
  16. Hello all - I am a tourist overstay granted Advance Parole along with my EAD, received through my marriage to a US Citizen. I thought that people here who have been in the same situation - ie >180 day overstays (and otherwise subject to 3 year or 10 year bar if s/he were to have departed the country prior to receiving advance parole) who were granted Advance Parole and traveled and came back with no problems could post their experiences here to give the rest of us comfort and confidence. Stories where people were actually denied entry also welcome here, for comparison purposes. Thanks!
  17. Hello everyone, i field in January 2018 and after bio and waiting for 4 months i've got a request for additional evidence (on the app says additional) but i received at home a pink letter says initial evidence. i am reading on groups and forums that this rfe can reset your waiting to day 0 so it will took me another 90 days to receive my EAD card. Is this true do this rfe delay the entire process? I am very discouraged. I can't get a job or a driver licence and the idea to wait even more drive me crazy. is there someone that can clarify me this situation? thanks
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