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  1. Hello, My mother just got married with and american, she is brazilian and i am too. I was being covered by her application for my visa, because I was under 21. But by accident her boyfriend called the bank and canceled the check he had sent to USCIS, they canceled my case and returned all documents. Now I am 21 years old and I cannot be part of my mother's wedding case to get the greencard. What I wanted to know is if I can resend the same documents to the same case with a new check, and if there is a chance that they will accept. Thanks.
  2. hi guys! so I applied for the I-130 for my husband who is from Brazil. at the time we sent the documents in from off shore while living in Australia. we just got the notification from the NVC that they have opened our case and we can start to upload all the affadavit and documents to the portal. so the interview date has not been scheduled yet but the interview location is suppose to be in Australia, but our visa there expired and we had to leave. we are now living in his home country of Brazil and need to switch the interview to Brazil. does anybody have experience doing this? I have tried to call a bunch of times and the NVC nobody will pick up. any advice on this would be super appreciated. trying to get all these things done as soon as possible!
  3. I am currently in the US and I am going throught the I-130 process, my case is almost done and I still have some time till my 6 months tourist visa stay ends. I want to know if I can stay here for good if my process is approved while I stay here in the US. I heard that this is possible, but I have no secure information, can someone explain me if that's actually possible?
  4. Hello all, This post is only to explain my process, and maybe to shed some light on a few questions you guys may have. And if any additional doubts feel free to comment and I'll get back to you. My name is Filipe Cardoso, I am American living in Rio dec Janeiro, Brazil. I first arrived in Brazil on a work trip, and after a while here I met my now wife who is also from Rio se Janeiro, after 2 years we married and I decided to stay. We now have been married 3 years and have a daughter. I have worked in TV Production 11 years in Record TV, Brazil's biggest TV Station. This company is not only in Brazil, but also USA, Angola, Portugal, London, and Japan. I got the opportunity to work in Los Angeles California and thus my reason for applying for the Petition for Alien Relative. I honestly had no idea where to start or even how to start, but after carefully reading and following instructions on the USCIS website I filled out the 1-130 and sent it in along with the fees to the Chicago Lockbox. Which after some time it was routed to the Nebraska Service Center. I honestly thought that it would have been a fast process due to the fact that I am American, but being American doesn't give us the fast route, we all have to stand in line. But after 8 months the case was finally accepted and turned over the the NVC. The NVC asked for several documents including my wife's Criminal Records, photos, birth etc... and to top it all off it has to be all translated to English. So if in your country the documents they ask is not English you will have to pay a Sworn Translator to do so. It took only 1 week after uploading all documents for the NVC to accept, and schedule an appointment at our US Consulate. Mind you don't be sad if the instructions say it can take 1-2 years to complete a case, because they said the same thing to me, but in less than 1 full year our case is accepted and closed. All you need is patience to wait, and follow all instructions carefully. You do NOT need a lawyer for this process, because you will just spend money for something you yourself can do. I honestly had no idea what forms to fill out, but I followed their detailed site and I got through it. Save your money, as the fees will cost enough.
  5. One of my Brazilian friends went to Brasilia to get her visa. Spent hundreds on a plane ticket, a hotel, and nicer clothes. She was wracked with stress about the whole thing. Having heard all the horror stories. She gets to the Consulate and the man asks literally 3 questions. Name, Destination, and Place of Employment. She answers, saying she works as a secretary and that she wants to go to Orlando. That's all the guy wanted to hear and he gave her the rejection letter. This makes no sense to me. What I have heard a lot is that the main reason that visa applicants get rejected is because "they say something suspicious". But she didn't have a chance to say anything suspicious because she didn't have a chance to say anything at all! Unless there's something suspicious about being a secretary for a lawyer, or going to Orlando? Everybody knows that lots of Brazilians go to Orlando. I know that the other reason applicants get rejected is that they "don't have strong enough ties to Brazil". But she didn't even get a chance to show how she's going to College in Brazil!!! How could she prove her ties are strong enough? She has worked for this for at least (Edit: almost) a year, and to be pushed away within seconds...I just cannot fathom what could have gone so wrong. I want an explanation. Of course, myself not being an applicant, I cannot contact the NVC. So I came here.....
  6. My Fiance and I were approved on 10/15 at the interview. During the interview, there was some confusion about the validity of her divorce decree. on the following friday, she received an email asking her to send the original decree. The attendant made a mistake because she approved everything but we sent anyways. They received the documents on 10/23. My question is...should it be relatively short time for approval since we completed the interview? Anyone have experience with this?
  7. Hello! I just got my NVC number yesterday and I'm wondering if it's ok to scheduele the interview already or should I wait until the process is at the Braziliam embassy? From what I heard it takes a while to scheduele at the Rio de Janeiro Embassy so I'm just trying to make the process a little faster. Anyone have a recent input on this?
  8. Hey everyone. This post is directed more towards the Brazilian community, but if your country is similar, please feel free to chime in Anyways...recently my wife and I discussed finally registering our marriage to the Brazilian Consulate in San Francisco mainly so we can update her Brazilian passport to match her new legal name to her Green card and other documents. After reading the requirements on the website, I'm just a bit confused about some of the requirements, as I will post below...I'm mainly concerned about number 6. Am I considered the "foreign spouse"? and what exactly has to be notarized? Also number 8, I take it our U.S. marriage certificate will be fine? I posted the link to the consulate website for you all to see the full list requirements, if you'd like... 6) Foreign Spouse: valid passport or photo I.D. plus the original birth certificate and a written affidavit dully signed before a Notary or before the Consular Agent, stating that the person has not married or divorced a Brazilian citizen before. 7) In case of previous marriages by either spouse, the interested party must also present, along with the documents already listed above, the document that best pertains to each particular case: if Brazilian, marriage certificate bearing annotation of the divorce, original and copy; if the spouse is deceased, death certificate; if a foreigner, document certifying the divorce; if the foreigner is divorced from a Brazilian, present the divorce homologation by the Superior Court of Justice, in Brazil, even if the marriage was not registered at a Brazilian Consular Office. 8. Document certifying the marital status of the Brazilian spouse(s): At the moment of the registration it is necessary to present the original of one of the following documents: · Birth certificate issued less than six months before; or · Marriage certificate with the annotation of divorce; or · If the spouse is deceased, death certificate; or · A statement (of two witnesses, notarized ) of non impairment for the marriage of the affianced - Note: the witnesses must be Brazilian and they cannot be a relative, and two certified copies of their ID and CPF have to be attached to documents ; or · A statement testifying the marital status issued by the notary's office where the birth entry of the affianced was registered. http://saofrancisco.itamaraty.gov.br/en-us/marriage_certificate.xml If you have a "simplified" list of document requirement, please let me know. Thank you!
  9. hey guys! not sure if anybody would have any experience with this or know anything.. kind of a specific question. Has anybody ever gone to school for physical therapy in Brazil and successfully transferred their credentials to the US? Any information or suggestions people may have i greatly appreciate them! thank you!
  10. Hello guys, we both as a couple are really grateful with this forum. You helped us a lot with the K1 process. We had our interview at Jun 18th and we're approved. Now my doubt is if should we have paid any specific fee for the shipping of the visa to my city? The interview was on Rio, as everyone, but we have chosen take the visa at Recife - PE by CSRA (I have to take the visa in the same CASV that I went to take the pictures + scan my fingers). The status of the VISA on CEAC is Issued. I'm worried about if we should have paid a specific fee of shipping to the CASV and we've forgotten. We are waiting the visa since when we were approved in the interview at Jun 18th and get nothing yet.
  11. Hey, I'm going to the consulate interview next month on Rio de Janeiro, my fiancee (American Citizen) won't be able to come to Brazil to go with me. The consulate in Rio de Janeiro ask as necessary the letter with our intend to marry for all the interviews. How do we have to do it? Is there any model? And so can I go just with the copy of my fiance's letter (to don't have to send to Brazil it by mail)?
  12. hi guys... I am going through the process of registering for my husbands interview that is scheduled next month in rio de janiero. THey are making me secure a courier service to deliver the passport and visa.. which of course makes me nervous after all this time waiting.. handing your passport over to Brazilian courier services. We do not live in rio de janiero so we do not have the option to pick it up from a ASC. DId anybody have their passport sent to a business or residential address and it be ok we are thinking of putting it in a friends name to have delivered at the apartment building because somebody is always at the front gate.. can It be delivered to somebody like this? also what was the time frame for anybody specifically in brazil? thank you
  13. Hello again, guys! I was reading this topic in this exactly comment in link and it's said that on Rio de Janeiro's Consulate interview most people without their American fiancees in the interview were denied. My American fiance works and she cannot come in the day we have the interview (June 18th) so I'm going by myself. Should we worry?
  14. NVC has sent our petition to the Embassy/Consulate in Rio De Janeiro, which is the only location in Brazil that processes K1 visas. Currently our status on the CEAC website says 'In Transit'. NVC emailed us that our case was being sent 4 days ago. My question is: "Does anyone know the approximate timeline from NVC (In Transit) to when the Consultate will email us the information we need to schedule our interview?" We completed our DS-160 online 2 days ago. Just looking for an approximation, as we have held off everything with the wedding until we knew when we would be closer to getting her Visa. This site, and its members, have been an incredible lifeline throughout this long process. I can't thank everyone enough for the information they've shared up to this point.
  15. Hello guys, the beneficiary is from Brazil, We have received our notice from the NVC that our case is moving to the embassy in Rio de Janeiro, but when I check the case status on CEAC it says: "No Status". Our lawyer has submitted our DS-160 and we have the confirmation number, but the "No Status" bothers us. Is it normal? Should we be worried?
  16. Our Visa is on the last step now. The doubt is if once with the K1-Visa in hands I have to entry in US exactly in the airport closest of my fiancee's city? My hometown in Brazil doesn't have fly direct to my fiancee's closest airport so the price is high. So we were thinking to buy the tickets from Brazil to Miami (where does have fly direct from my city) and then buy separately the ticket from Miami to my fiancee's city. So it would be half of the price. I wouldn't leave the airport between the flies, since we would buy just with few hours of diference.
  17. Hello, we got the NOA2 3 weeks ago. We are going to the 4th week and haven't got the NVC notification yet. Is that normal? I'm from Brazil.
  18. Hi! my case was complete oct 11 of this year and I was looking to speak with other people going through nvc and case complete to interview for Rio. Currently I’m waiting for that .
  19. Hello there! My husband and I applied offshore for the i-130. We are just about to get medical exams done in his home country... I’m trying to gain information on people that were RECENTLY at this stage... what vaccinations did they require you have or require you to receive at your medical exam appointment? We are trying to get everything in order prior. I understand there are lists on the USCIS website... but there are 2/3 different lists on USCIS and travelstate.gov one with many more vaccinations than the other... and I want to narrow it down from people’s personal experience... what did they make you receive? Did they test your blood for immunity to diseases? TIA below I have attached the 3 different lists I have found, some requiring more and some requiring less. Any clarification on which list is correct would be awesome.
  20. Hi, can a US born citizen , who has not been in the US since around 2001,( and has moved back to Brazil) petition for her mother to go to the US?? Mother was formerly married in the US to US citizen (her father), had permanent residency, then abandoned residency and divorced husband due to abuse (documented abuse/arrest ) Also will have affidavit of support from long term friend, a US citizen residing in Florida. Planning to live with friend as well. Complicated situation, I know, but am desperate for any advice. This Florida resident is my father, and his long time friend is in Brazil with her daughter. I am trying to help them out with information. Any thoughts?
  21. hey guys! hoping somebody can help me with current 2019 tax requirements. I submitted my 1040 and my fathers 1040 ( as the household member) to prove financial support. The documents were refused and they requested a 2017 IRS issued tax transcript.. I have obtained these documents and are working on uploading them. what I am trying to figure out is after I submit the current 1040 with the IRS transcript are they going to come back and request a w2 as well? they didn't ask for it the 1st time, just requested the transcript but I am trying to avoid yet another delay. I personally do not have a w2 because I lived abroad in Australia, so my income is foreign and reported for my transcript. will my household member need to submit a w2 or is the tax transcript going to make it so its not necessary? Help please! Also would love help from people who have done this in the late 2018 to early 2019, as I have heard they have changed the requirements for taxes. thank you.
  22. hi guys! we are in the CEAC state of my husbands I-130 application process. I am trying to gain a little information on when everybody buys the flight for their spouse to come to the US? We have been waiting so long for this visa and are trying to not have my husband stay in his home country longer than he needs to. can you buy flights before the interview or do they not give you your passport till way after? I haven't found much information on what happens after the interview. thank you.
  23. I was looking at the time lines here and some couples who got the I-129F - NOA1 after us already got the NOA2. I'm considering the people that applied in the same country (I'm from Brazil and my fiancee from US). There is a couple that got the NOA1, 20 days after us, and they got the NOA2 20 days ago. Should we worry?
  24. Anyone go through this? How long did it take? We have been going through this since dec 7 last update on case Jan 4
  25. please help! I submitted the past 3 years of tax returns for myself and my co sponsor.. as per the request on CEAC stating "tax return or transcript" I got a notice saying they cannot accept those documents and I need to send in a transcript. Unfortunately the IRS won't let me retrieve it online or by e mail and their service center is so backed up they won't take calls. did anybody run into this issue? which tax documents did you submit? I am trying to find a way to get around this as its the thing holding us back from getting to move on. thanks
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