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  1. Hello. I am currently in the process of AOS. I received my initial EAD and had one RFIE (Birth Certificate with English Translation). I submitted the evidence and now the I-485 status online says ‘Ready to be scheduled for an interview’. I came here as a child with my Mother on her passport (I did not have a passport then) which was on a 6 month B1 Visa. Her passport does have my name and Visa stamp on it including my own I-94 card. However, my Labor Certification filed on it before 4/30/01 ETA-750 says EWI. I do not know why. Also, I came to USA on a tourist visa with my parents as a child 2 years prior and we left before our duration of stay expired. I do not have the I-94 for that but have the passport stamp Visa stating me in there. I never left USA the second time I was brought here as a child. USC Mother petition me for I-130 which was approved in the F1 category. I would still be covered under 245i grandfathered rule right? Also, would the EWI on ETA-750 cause any confusion with USCIS?
  2. Hey guys, i got denied the visa waiver because of a previous journey to iran. For a job as the DOP of a documentary, i needed to travel to the states in February. But representative at the embassy assest me and said i needed to apply for a I-Visa because of the nature of this film. AS they couldnt issue ANY visa in time for the job, so he put the status on pending. Now i have another job coming up for a commercial brand and wanted to reactivate my visa. Yet again they want to go ahead with I-Visa. But i have heard that an I-Visa has a few fall downs and you always have trouble at the borderimmigration and that it wont be wise to apply for this if i could also get a B1. Is there anybody with experiences of an I-Visa here? What are the difficulties? Any advices? Thanks kiki
  3. Hi, I and my gf are having difficulty to decide which visa to apply in current state of our situation. Could you please tell us your suggestions according to our case described below: My gf is a US citizen, living in the US and has 2 kids. We have met 3.5 years ago online, we have been talking since then without break. However, since my heart is broken badly by my ex, I have commitment issues, i am afraid of being in relationship by thinking my heart would be broken again. For this reason, we have been kidding ourselves by saying we are not in a romantic relationship until recently. She came to visit me first time in Aug-2018. In September, I went to go to visit her and see the culture and life in the US before starting a romantic relationship with her. In passport control, I stated that I will stay with her and travel in the country as well to experience the culture. They took me to a room for further questioning. I have been traveling a lot (20 countries so far) and never experienced serious questioning so I assumed it will be few regular questions then they will let me in the country. However, they asked many questions it took more than an hour: They: after checking her address written on my CBP declaration form they asked me who is she, how do I know her etc. Me: I explained that we are friends which we know each other 3.5 years and she came to visit my country so I helped her. Now, I am coming to visit her country. They: asked if I am in a romantic relationship with her, Me: I said no, since I am afraid of commitment which is the truth until then we had never said that we are bf and gf, we were just acting like friends. They: tell us about your job, education, owned property, ties to your country, etc Me: I am an engineer, I quit my job abroad in apr-2017 to finish master in my country. Finished my master in Feb-2018. At the time of questioning, I wasn't working in any company, just making little money on my website. I have a flat but under construction, currently living with my family. They: why are you coming to the US now after getting visa 4 years ago and why didn't you get your visa in your country Me: I came to experience life and the culture (Halloween, etc.) and I didn't have time before due to busy work life. About visa, I didn't stay in my country more than 2 weeks when I was working abroad so I didn't have any chance to apply and get the visa in my country (I got my b1/b2 visa when I was working abroad in that country 4 years ago) They: asked her exact name including maiden name I told them but they didn't understand so I showed it on my phone, they took my phone and started checking my chat history with my gf (not gf at that time) Me: that it is personal, can I get my phone They: you are coming to our country we want to see the proof if you are saying the truth Eventually they told me that "you don't have strong ties to your country, your education is over, you aren't working in any company and you are coming to the US to stay with your gf permanently". They said that they won't let me in so I have to sign "withdrawal of application admission" and "questioning record printout" and go back to my country that day. I won't be barred from the country. Since I had no other choice, I signed it and flew back to my country. It was such a traumatizing experience to be questioned long time and to go back to my country. I was crushed, I had felt down for days. I had realized that I have been missing her a lot more than before and in love with her as I felt strong pain that I couldn't see her. In October 2018, she came to visit me in my country. We have decided to be in a romantic relationship as bf and gf after 3.5 years. We are such a slow movers, I think Now, we are rushing to be with each other all the time. We want to start living together however she cant move to my country since her kids are in school and she has shared custody of kids with her ex. As we researched, we learned that we have 3 options, from the fastest to the slowest: B1/B2 visa: 4 months to get the visa + 4 months to green card. (4 months until start living together.) I started working abroad this month so I have stronger ties now. I can apply for this visa few months later to show that I am committed to my job. If I can get the visa, I can go to the US and get married there and apply for status change in the US. This I might need to say that I am no longer in contact with her, which will be a lie. When I tell this lie, can I get approval for green card after getting married in the US? K1 visa: as I read on this forum that for my country this visa takes around 8 months until approval + 4 months until green card in the US (8 months until start living together) CR1: 18 months until approval. This seems like the safest way to go but the slowest. (18 months until start living together) Sorry that it took this long to express myself. I don't want to screw this one up I wanted to point every detail so that you can give better suggestions. Could you please let us know which option is the best in our condition and why? How likely can we get approval for that option? Thank you in advance. Regards,
  4. Hello everyone, this isn't the first time on here but now I am here because I am very desperate for help. Let me tell you guys my story, I fell in love with my current BF who is also my ex husband in 2015, we were together but because of distance and other problems we broke up in 2016, we had gotten married that year. Filed divorced in 2017. Recently we have rekindled our relationship and want to get back together... the distance is a problem. He is in DR and I am in the USA. He has gone to apply for B1/B2 visa but was denied. I am a US citizen and want him to come stay with me. What is the best and route you guys reccomend me taking. We were already married, should we get married again and go for an I-130, or go for K-1? Will him applying for B2 and also us being divorced affect either of these processes? We do not have any kids... but want to get pregnant very soon.
  5. Hello Visa Journey members. This thread is for anyone that has a Priority Date/Receipt Date from the second half of 2017 (July - December 2017) waiting to get their interview scheduled at the Houston Field Office. Please post your PD/RD and your current USCIS online account (both sites and App) status’. Have you received an interview letter and if so, when is your interview date? Please share your interview experience for those that already had their interview, thanks.
  6. Hello. If he (child) came here on a B1 Visa (6 months duration) with his Mother, later Overstayed. He had a Labor Certification filed on or before 4/30/01 as an adult while on Overstayed status. The petition was later withdrawn but it was approvable when filed. An I-130 petition was filed in 2011 by his USC Mother in the category of unmarried adult, 21+, I-130 approved in 2014. The Overstayed beneficiary would still be grandfathered under 245i and be able to AOS in USA correct? Note: The beneficiary never left USA after the B1 Visa expired.
  7. Hello everyone, I'm planning on filing my parent's I-130's soon. My parents have overstayed their visas 1+ years before. They're last entry was in June 2009 and exit on July 2009. Before that, they entered in 2002 and stayed in the US until October 2007. Since I'm filing soon, I'm hoping their I130's will not be approved before July 2019 (10 years from their last entry). My parents have not attempted to return to the US since then and have not renewed their visas. Has anyone had a similar case? What are my chances of being able to bring them to the States?
  8. Hello everyone, I reside in Canada and I have a valid B1 (tourist) visa, and it is valid until 2025. I am not yet a Canadian citizen, so I required a visa to go through/to the US. The valid B1 visa is stamped in my OLD passport. As I have changed names to my married name, I got a new passport showing my married name. I have to fly through the States to visit my home country in December, and I realize this might pose a problem. I have researched online, and information on different embassy/consulates say more or less different things. Some official FAQs say bringing the old passport with the B1 stamp, my new passport and my name change document should be enough (which is what I am hoping to do). The US Embassy in Vancouver's website (I reside in Vancouver) says the following: If your name has legally changed through marriage, divorce, or a court ordered name change, you will need to obtain a new passport. Once you have a new passport, the Department of State recommends that you apply for a new U.S. visa to make it easier for you to travel to and from the United States. From this wording, I gather that, while they RECOMMEND I get a new visa, it is not REQUIRED, meaning I could use my old passport, new passport and name change document (even though they would clearly prefer I had a new visa). I would not mind getting a new one, had I not already applied for my Canadian citizenship, meaning that by June next year (at the latest) I will probably be visa exempt to enter the US anyway. I would prefer to avoid spending $160 US, plus taking time off to go do an interview (required for people from my Country), not to mention the annoying bureaucracy etc. Also, in almost 7 years residing in Canada, I have literally only entered the States in transit to another place- I don't really visit south of the border, I won't have any other entries into the US before June 2019 (when I expect to get my Canadian passport) I have tried emailing the Embassy directly, but they replied with a link to their FAQ (which I had already read, quoted above). I would appreciate any thoughts/insights/similar experiences anyone might have. Thank you in advance :)
  9. What is the status of a person that had filed to change from a B1/B2 visa to an F1 while they wait for the process. Is that person technically considered as illegal if their 6 month initial stay on the tourist visa had expired? Or what will their status be?
  10. How common is it to get a RFIE/RFE a second time? I received a RFIE for Birth Certificate with English Translation and the RFIE always has all the documents they need before they can move further right? Only document listed in there was my BC. The RFIE also has the acronym RFE in it. What are the chances I will get a second RFIE/RFE a second time for a another document required? RD: 10/4/17 for I-485 Supplement A and I-765. Biometrics completed: 11/06/17. RFIE: 4/30/18 for I-485.
  11. Hello ! I have a question that need guidance. I have studied in the States previously for 4 years. I met a girl there during that period and we been together for a long time. Last year I returned to my country Thailand after my work OPT student visa ended. When I came back to Thailand we decided to apply for K1visa in January 2017. We received next steps around May to set up interview. However at this time I had a career going on already in Thailand with my business and work, which I had to focus plus my family was here that needed taking care of. We both decided mutually to part ways in 2017 and not proceed with the K1 as we wanted to focus on our careers. We are no longer together. This year in August a close friend of mine (Fraternity member ) in US is getting married and they invited me to their wedding. I want to apply for the B2 visa to attend the wedding. Am I allowed to apply for a B2 , since I have a withdrawn k1 in the past ? I have all the necessary documents to proof that I have my business and job going on in Thailand. Will a consular general deny me for a visit to US for the reason that we withdrew a K1 visa before ? I previously studied in USA for 4 years on student visa and have never been denied a visa. I am financing my own trip and have enough money to sponsor myself
  12. k8mate

    B2 for Fiance of USC

    Hello and thanks for any help, it's greatly appreciated! So I'm an Australian citizen engaged to a US citizen. In December of 2017, My american fiance applied for the off-shore Australian de-facto partner visa. Processing time for the partner visa is between 12-16 months. We anticapate the visa to be granted between January - April 2019, in which we plan to return back to Australia permanently. My american fiance has been with me in Australia since January of 2018 on a tourist visa, leaving every 3 months together during his stay to renew his visa, and has to return back to the states for work in August. We've been engaged since January of 2018 and our relationship is over 5 years old. I lived in the USA for over 4 years, working full-time on an E3 visa and forfeited my E3 in December of 2015. My fiance and I would like to stay together in America while we wait for the Australian de-facto partner visa to be granted, which requires us to travel back to australia once granted. We have no interest in applying for the green card, or settling down in America, and I will not be working while I'm there. We're wondering the best way to provide evidence for his application for the de-facto visa and proof that we fully intend on living in Australia once his visa is granted. Do we attach documents during the online application, and if so what are the best documents to provide to prove my ties to home and my fiances application for the australian de-facto partner visa? My fiance works full-time online for an American company as an employee so we can provide all recent pay and bank statements. I have my own online business in Australia and a bank account with sufficient funds. I do live at home with my parents since we're saving for a house in Australia, but I have car and insurance in my name, phone number, mail, etc. We're really hoping someone could provide some more insight into if our situation sounds doable for a B1/B2 visa. We met with an US Immigration lawyer yesterday and he said our situation is perfect for the B2 Visa because the fact that we applied for my partner's Australian visa and not the K1 visa proves that we fully intend on living in Australia together. We're just really concerned after reading all the denial posts on this forum and we want to make sure this is a viable option, or if anyone has any experience in a similar situation. Thanks so much for any help!
  13. JackBing

    B1 help

    I recently went on vacation and met a girl while I was there and would like to bring her over here for a visit now to get to know each other more and see if we like each other. However she doesn't have any financial ties to her country only family ties so I dont think they will see that as good enough proof of intent to return to her country. Anyone have any similar experience or words of advice?
  14. Hi, My son had a police warning for battery after he lost his temper and assaulted me ( a shove against a wall and a kick that left a bruise) when he was 15 in a one off incident he's now 21 with no further incidents. my K1 visa application is in process to marry my American fiancé and now worried this will prevent my son from being able to get a visa and visit me in the US once I'm married. he is a Uk government contractor and they didn't think it serious enough to deny him working for them but will it stop him visiting me in America?
  15. So my sister who is a pharmacist back home(Jamaica) has a 10 year B1/B2 tourist visiting visa, she wishes to change her status so that she can migrate and come to America to work. Any Advice on the steps she should take would surely welcome, which routes she should take.? What are her options? Im willing to sponsor her if thats a option, she's willing to go back to school to be a pharmacist here as well ifs thats a route.
  16. Respected Sir/ Madam, I applied for visitor visa on 15-93-2018 as my father ( age 76 yrs.) is seriously ill in North Carolina U.S.A. My visa was rejected u/s 214(b). He underwent two major Brain surgeries in Duke and UNC health care hospitals in N.C. after he accidentally fell there and had head injuries. Now his brain is damaged and is paralized and getting down day by day.after second brain surgery. First surgery was done in Jan 2017 and the second opinion Aug.2018. My both parents are are green card holders and are living in USA. They are living with my brother who is a US citizen and residing there from past 20 yrs. In 2001 I went USA on visitor visa with my parents and with my daughter. After 6 months I extended it for 6 more months. Thus I stayed there for one year. In between I tried for H1 visa to work as teacher and got an offer letter from N.C. School. I did all this as I was living separate from my husband due to domestic violence there. I wanted to settle in US by working there with my 1 yr. old daughter. For separation I don't have any legal document as it was not taken from court. H1 visa was approved there in USA. Then I returned India for H1 stamping. But it was rejected in India without mentioning any reason. My daughters ( minor 17 yrs. old) visa was also rejected along with me. I then dropped the idea to go to U.S. But Second time I was called by a lady from Visa office that the officer Cope Aren Bell is calling me to take an appointment for H1 visa. I was confused. I asked for what? She said just come. I again asked for what purpose will he provide me visa? She said he is calling you to provide you visa please tell me on which date will you come. She called me three times. Ultimately I took appointment as I was told that I will be provided visa. But when I went there the officer asked me where are the documents of other employees of your employer? I said I don't have them. I have all documents related to me. He said you didn't bring any of the documents and also you are not qualified to work as a teacher as I was not B.Ed then. I said I was called by Cope Aren Bell. He said I am Cope Aren Bell and I called you. He rejected my H1. I was not informed on phone to bring the other employees documents. But was misguided that I will be provided H1 visa. So I really felt cheated. I wanted my money and hopes. Later I did B.Ed in India and worked for 2 yrs in India as a teacher. Later I stopped working. I think the rejection on 15 March 2018 was due my earlier visitor visa extension done and as I tried for H1 later. But this was done legally as per US laws only. If it was not legal then my extension would have been denied as it was my first visit. And H1 would also have not been approved. But in US this is legal but as per U.S. Visa offices in Indai this is illegal. Whatever may be this, but at present I am living with my husband in A.P. At that time I lived in M.P with my parents and my address in passport was also same as in Bhopal and now of A.P. At present I am a home maker and I want to visit just only to see my seriously ill father as we don't know how long will he survive. He can't return India. I told this also that I may not be able to see him. Then also the consulate officer didn't see any of my father's hospital documents and said no no. Now I want to try again. My brother said that he will try to take a letter from some minister in U.S. That may work. But actually they are not willing to see any of our documents. Just rejected seeing my past history. Please guide me how to convince them. My brother is saying that if my visa will be rejected again then he will bring my father to India else I may not be able to see him ever. But this will be very risky for my father's life as he is seriously ill and is very week and paralized. Please guide me how to try to get visa eat time. My daughter is studying High school Finished first yr. And we took a letter from her college that her Inter is of two yrs. course and has to join on 14 June 2018. My husband is not coming with me. We don't have any house on our name bug np,y husband own business under which educational institutes run. His income is from agriculture and business From business around 7 Lakhs. And from agriculture around 2 Lakhs. I have mutual fund investments on my name where I am second of third holder whaixh is more that 50 Lakhs. Please guide me what to do to get my visa to see my father. What to reply for their questions specially for return etc will the letter from minister be helpful? From which minister? Or please any thing which will help me. Your guidance will definitely help me to see my father. I will be very thankful and grateful to you. Thanking you with Regards! Rashmi
  17. Hello. My husband is a Cuban national living in Cuba. We would like for him to visit this year. Does anyone have any tips on this process? With the U.S. embassy in Havana closed to visa applications, we will have to have our interview in any other embassy in the world. Beyond that, any suggestions on which embassy might be most likely to accept our interview request is appreciated. Thank you.
  18. I've gathered that each country has a maximum period of validity for any B1/B2 visas issued, as well as a maximum duration of stay for each trip. For Colombia, for example, that period seems to be 10 years, with a maximum duration of stay of 6 months at a time. https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Visa-Reciprocity-and-Civil-Documents-by-Country/Colombia.html What I can't seem to find is whether everyone who is granted the B1/B2 visa is issued it under the same conditions. Let's say I'm a Colombian wanting a B1/B2 visa in order to take a single touristic trip to the US (although certainly, there is the possibility that I would take other trips in the future). Will I still get a 10 year, multiple entry visa, that lets me stay in the country for 6 months at a time (if I were so inclined)? Or is it possible that the visa I am issued differs, only allowing me to visit for that single trip, and with a 30 day limit (assuming I did after all say on my application that my intended trip length is only a month), instead of a 6 month limit? Thanks in advance for your contributions.
  19. Hi all, I have a question about dates that were filled out in the application for Tourist B2 visa. Can travel date change to earlier? For example we filled out date of trip to be in June, but now the plans are changing and if the visa to be approved, would want to travel in March. Would it be a cause for them to deny entry in immigration upon getting into US airport? How stringent are they about it? Also is staying for 1.5 months instead of mentioned 2,5 weeks be a cause for them to deny entry or cancel visa? I really don't want to re-fill out the application, but will the changes like that if visa is approved by consul result in problems in immigration?
  20. Hey! We REALLY need any advice! Our situation is pretty complicated so I'll bullet point it all. - we have been together nearly 3 years and married for 1 year this May. - I am on an ESTA visa, it runs out at the end of this month, as is my daughter. - my daughter is technically a US citizen, however she was born in the UK, we were married when she was born. (HOW DO WE GET HER CITIZENSHIP PROVEN?) - We have been told we will be facing large fines, and possibly banned from the USA if we file or permanent residency whilst I am on the ESTA visa, is this true? your experiences? - my husband is in the USMC, stationed in NC, is there anything that the military can do to help us? (base legal do not help, at all) - we have been told that myself and our daughter NEED to go back to the UK at the end of the month, before our ESTA runs out and then apply for the B1/B2 visa, THEN apply for the I-130 - we have also been told that on ALL paperwork we put my address back in the UK, and I have my interview / medial exam at the London Embassy. - can i travel back and forth to the UK/USA on a B1/B2 visa if the I-130 is in process? - after we file for the I-130, what next??? thank you so much in advance!
  21. First I apologize for the length. So I'm an American woman late 30s, no kids, who started a friendship with a man in the middle east when I visited years back. After 2 years of becoming very best friends, he applied to get a tourist visa & was denied. I helped him to reapply and correctly read & fill out form. He got approved. That was 5 yrs ago. He has since visited me here once a year & I've gone there & our relationship has become more than engagement/informal religious ceremony there marriage. (He told me & my family repeatedly that he wants a life with me, will always be with me & that he & his first wife have been estranged & were in proceedings of divorce). Years have gone by now & nothing has changed. Everytime I try to move on he swears he will fix the situation, he pops up here but then doesn't fix our situation or resolve his. Here is where we are now. He wants to renew his tourist visa that expired last week Dec '17. His employment/background/purpose/etc on his original tourist application have obviously changed since then. He is now self employed instead of a stable salaried worker, he is now engaged/informally religious married to me for 4 years and still has not officially divorced his first wife there. When he comes here to the US he pops up when he feels like it, leaves when he feels like it. He spends most of his trip buying supplies & stuff for his business back home instead of with me. He also dodges specific deadlines about us living together, he hides from most of his family that he engaged me. When I leave him he constantly verbally sets a plan of when we will see each other/live together and he never follows through. He only pops up in the US when he needs something for his business and my complaining coincide, so for years now, despite we talk almost daily, I spend/spent most of the year(s) & holidays alone & I never know when we will see each other next, much less when my life with him will be settled. We have had related problems with this limbo as you can imagine and there is no end in sight. The distance apart and not knowing his marital intention as he will say anything necessary in any conversation to pacify me as I continue to be tied to him, be his escape from his life there when he feels like it & show him/acclimate him around the US, has all seriously caused me extreme stress & major health problems. He has even passed an illness to me which makes me feel like I have to stay. I told him not to proceed to renew the tourist visa until we figure out where we stand as a couple or not. And if we decide to be/remain together as a normal spouse & live together in one house & openly then I will proceed to file whats appropriate to bring him as a fiance/spouse as the goverment suggests. I will even move there. He said he promises that he will not go to apply for the renewal & will wait until we do it as a couple which I believe is a lie honestly. Then he says he will go to the interview and tell them he is with an American woman now and still request a tourist visa. Then he said he wont go at all to renew. He is there in his country & I am here so I dont know what to do. My question is if he goes behind my back and attempts to apply/interview for a tourist visa renewal under his orginal application wouldnt that be considered lying since he now is engaged/informally married to an American while still married there? Or that he is not a salaried employee anymore or that he comes here to buy stuff for his business back home but is supposed to be a tourist. Is that even allowed? I feel like if he proceeds to attempt to renew and we later apply for a fiance or spousal visa it will look like he/we withheld info. Can I get in trouble for him insisting to do the renewal under his old terms if I am in a relationship with him now? I honestly feel like he shouldnt be able to renew until he clears up his background/intention. I do not need any government problems on top of my health or personal problems I have from this. Should I try to contact the embassy there and tell them that I have a relationship with this person and I feel he may apply for a renewal and he may conceal that? Can that make things better/worse? I honestly just dont know what to do. I just feel worried because I dont know what he's intending/doing/saying, how it may adversely affect me or how to protect myself. Any constructive advice or direction would be great. Do the embassies check or request applicants background info again when they apply for renewals? Is he likely to get renewed?
  22. Hey VJers, Please offer some guidance about applying for tourist visas for parents and siblings. Little bit of info about them: Mother is late 40s, father is late 60s.....father is retired, draws a pension from the Moroccan govt as his income. Owns two homes, pretty sure they are in just father's name. One brother is 17, other is 26, would like them to apply as well. I realize it is a long shot esp. for the 26yr old. 17yr old is a high school student, 26yr old has a job, both live at home because this is just how it is. Can anyone give me other examples of ties to home that I might be able to come up with for my siblings? The 17yr old, could he give proof of being in high school full time instead of a job? Is it true you can send a sponsorship form saying you will take care of everything for them, similar to the AOS form i864? If there is a specific event happening that we want them to attend (a graduation) can we send proof of this as well to them to bring to an interview?
  23. Hi everyone, I'm trying to figure out how to proceed with this dilemma that I'm facing and would really appreciate any insight that this great community could give me Im the beneficiary. We got our NOA1 in August 8 and are currently waiting for the NOA2. Right after we sent it, a professor/friend of mine offered me a job at his University Lab under a J1 visa. Since we had sent the package and had got the NOA1, this great community helped me to realize that the best option was to see if he could wait until I got at the US, since after the K1 application a J1 visa approval would be very unlikely and could bring me issues in the future. He said that he could wait until January, what in August was good, because the whole process were taking 3-5 months and it all would work out. But now that only the NOA2 is taking 6 mo I dont think that I will be in the US before March/April. This 2 mo delay put the project that my professor is working on in a major problem, specially because he need time to taught me all that I'll have to perform and how he want the whole laboratory work. So we wonder if I could go there now, while waiting for the NOA2, get my training and get back here for the medical exams and interview. Im under a B1/B2 visa and it would be a unpaid training for now. My concern is if this could raise any red flags when I ask to expedite my WP after the AOS (since he will get me a proper job offer when i get in the US) and also at the interview for the green card, as they could think that i worked without authorization. Again there wont be any salary now, I would only get the experience and training under the protocol and analysis of the data at this research project. Thanks in advance and I hope that I didnt make this whole text too confusing
  24. I applied a study permit application on 4th of Dec (Columbia Bible College for Worship arts 2 year diploma). I got a refusal on 18th of December and the objection was only the purpose of visit nothing else. The VO stated "Upon a complete review of the application, previous academic and employment history and the reasonableness of undertaking the proposed studies in Canada, I am not satisfied you are a bona fide student and would depart Canada at end of authorized stay" My sister lives in the NJ, USA with her husband who is an American National and has a strong status wealth wise and is willing to sponsor me for my trip and will provide me an invite for my nephews first birthday which is at 22nd of Feb. How possible is that I could get a B2 visa for this?
  25. Hi all, I am starting to prepare for AOS soon and I just wonder if there's a benefit applying for it later say Jan 2018 instead of Dec 2017 to avoid tax for foreign income/capital gain issue? Do I get taxed for the whole year of 2017 if I apply for AOS in Dec 2017?? And is there any tax for any asset I move from my home country to the US or is there a one-off exemption for that? I also want to know that is it that once we filed for AOS I am able to stay past my B1 visa expiration date? (I am trying to file for AOS a few weeks or a month hopefully earlier prior to the expiration date but just I need the information for my marriage license - I lost my past divorce paper so I don't remember the exact date of the divorce and it's required for the marriage license obviously - anyone knows what other states that doesn't need the exact date? I am in Colorado). Sorry that's a lot of questions hope someone can help some of them!!