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  1. I entered the states on January 3rd and I got my green card in the mail by Jan 25! A lot faster than I was told at customs.
  2. I have a CR-1. I submitted the I-751 for removal of conditional residence. I received the I-797 which extends the validity for 6 months. How long can i travel outside the US with the I-751 pending? Also, if I stay out of the US for 11 months, can I come back for 1 week and go out of the US again?
  3. Hi everyone, I started this topic to help everyone waiting for her/his physical green card after she/he arrived to the United States So I hope everyone share his OS155A status and post the time between his date of entry, the immigrant fee date, the date you received the physical card in mail. Wish you all the best My status: Poe: Newark May 5 2016 Paid : April 20 2016 USCIS status: payment received on 4/20/2016
  4. I will just put this up here as it was one of my main worries about moving to the US. I just got issued my first US credit card today. Anyone who has been here will tell you this can be a real pain to get since you start with no credit history. My background: I'm from the UK and have gone through the whole K1 process and am now married and adjusting towards my first greencard (the 2 year conditional one). This info assumes you can get an American Express credit card back home and they allow you to use their global transfer system with it. Firstly: Get an american express card, preferably one with no annual fees and start using it - You have to have the card at least 3 months I believe to be considered. Secondly: Make sure you keep this card in good standing and use it for as much as possible whilst you're still in your home country. Third: Once you're in the US with your K1 visa, get your SSN ASAP. Forth: After you're married phone up the American Express customer service and get them to direct you to global transfer, they will guide you through all the steps. The reason I say wait until you are married is that you can give your spouse's salary as other income you can reasonably expect access to, which should help the application. The phonecall took me 30 minutes, I waited almost 3 months to do this and wish I hadn't put it off. If you want a trouble free way of getting access to a way to build your credit rating I would highly recommend this. Also just for reference I was approved today, the card has a credit limit comparable to back in the UK and has good terms. Yesterday I was declined for a store card at a well known large retailer. I don't know what I would have done without this as no-one is going to touch you without credit. -Reggie.
  5. Hello, I applied I-751 after my ex left me. After that, I have moved to the different state and applied for a new job. The problem is, the company is using 3rd party to take care of employee benefit, and info etc. That 3rd party company tried to put my info through the system that is called "e verify" and failed once(that actually freaked me out a bit) E veryfy is the system made by the gov to verify foreign workers. After that happened, HR person called me into her office and told me that I could be in trouble. I checked the document again and found out that the 3rd party company put wrong info from my conditional green card. I fixed it, and it got passed they verify system. Here is my question. In this case, would system record has my case that was failed once? I am just worried a bit about how this "failed attempt" could hurt my I-751 case or my status as a conditional green card holder. This may sound overreacting, but I have been reading news articles about how the USCIS has been so irrational and evicted many green card holders and even people who got citizenship years ago. This could be a new topic, but if you know, please share your info with me.
  6. Hello everyone. I recieved my green card two days ago with all the information on the card being correct however the letter the approval letter that was sent a week before and the letter that came with the green card has something wrong with my name which is they used my first name my middle name my great grandfather name then my family name instead of my grandfather's name. Its a little bit complicated but on my passport my name goes like this: my name my father's name then the first letter of my grandfather's name which is the same letter for my great grandfather's name. On my birth certificate its all clear. Now i know it sounds really stupid but im afraid they messed my information and im a little bit anxious that this would cause a problem later when i apply to lift condition. After reading several posts it sounded like fixing a minor mistake would take 5 months plus. Does anyone know what to do? Thank you
  7. Hey, I've been going well without really needing to get help thus far however have fun into a bit of a pickle getting my head around the U.S Tax System. My wife is a U.S Citizen and I moved to the U.S on a K1 Visa at the end of June 2017. We got married at the end of July 2017 and within the next month had filed for my AOS and EAD. Both are still being processed at this time and we're wondering how to go forward with filing our taxes. I DO have a SSN. However without the EAD for DHS authorization, have not been allowed to work. I've been living in the U.S since June 26th of 2017 but have not had any income whatsoever, only my wife has an income currently. I have a few primary concerns: Having only been living in the U.S since the end of June 2017, do i have to be included in the taxes anyway since I haven't been here the whole year? And if I do have to file for taxes am I allowed to file jointly with my wife or did marrying in July make it too late in the year to file? Do I need to get a ITIN if I already have a SSN? If I am required to file, and can file jointly with my wife, am i required to include savings located in my old ISA from the UK? I don't know if there's anything I need to be aware of, or any questions I haven't asked that need answering, please do comment with extra details if you know them. This will only be my wife's second time filing for taxes and my first so we're really inexperienced and could use all the help we can get. Thank you - J Sarge
  8. lol-123

    Updating SSN?

    Hello, so currently i alredy have my SSN and on a processing to get my EAD Card. Now, do they give me a new SSN? Or it will remain the same SSN I’m currently have? thank you!
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