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  1. hello, I've been trying to find information on my own and admittedly I'm just not up to snuff on this process. I'm in a bit of a bind and I'm hoping I can find some info here or a nudge in the right direction. A year ago my ex left the country and married a U.S citizen and began her journey to become a citizen herself. Our two oldest children decided to stay on with me and our youngest child went with her to the states and was also included in the citizenship process. I thought at the time and it was agreed that i would have equal parenting time with my youngest but was informed close to the time she was to come back that the immigration process wouldn't allow this for any real length of time. I've been able to see my youngest for a total of two days over the last year, that was for her birthday and I had to travel to the usa to do it. I was able to fly down and bring her back for a visit with me and her siblings but this is only for about 30 days. I've been trying to find out information on how long she can visit without affecting her immigration but its hard to right now so I'm posting here. I'm just a dad trying desperately to be a dad and I'm lost and feel like I've been had. Can anyone give me some info or a direction to follow where i can study up on my rights on this matter. How long can my youngest leave the usa without affecting her process? how big is this can of worms..
  2. Hello to all VJ's! It has been a long time since I last posted here. I hope you guys are all safe and healthy amidst this crazy pandemic that's still going on. I just need some valuable piece of advice especially from the pros and experienced people in here but everyoneis welcome! 🙂 Here's a little background about my story. I married a USC in 2012 in the Philippines. We went over the IR1 process and in Oct 2015, I arrived here in the US soil with the husband on a 10 yr GC. We were happily married and no kids until 2016, I caught him cheating.. not just once or twice or thrice but 4x! I fought and stayed married until the marriage became overly unhealthy and toxic. I asked the ex for divorce but he continously refused to give it to me. I didn't want to file first because the Philippines doesn't recognize divorce and me being still a Filipino citizen. As to my understanding, if I file here first, I would still be legally married in PH and didn't want that to be the case. Fast forward Dec 2019, I moved out and went on vacation to be with my family back home in the Philippines while trying to process what happened to my marriage and what the future holds for me when I get back to the states. Moving forward, we are separated since last December. And just last week he finally agreed and we filed for divorce, him being the petitioner. My question is first - While the divorce is in process, should I change my last name back to my maiden name NOW or just retain the ex's last name? (If I do now, I know it's a lot of work and will have to change all my documents and identifications.) But in the future if ever I remarry, would that be easier to change it later? Which is better or beneficial perhaps? Second - I will be applying for a US citizenship 🇺🇲 by end of this year as me being a permanent resident of 5 yrs. (Also btw, ex didn't want to file for my citizenship during our 3 yrs of marriage so I'll be filing for mine.) If I decide to change my last name back to my maiden name now, would that have any effect in my citizenship application later? Or if I retain the ex's last name then apply for citizenship, do I have to file for a petition to change it which might be bloodier? I'm not really sure! Is there any consequence or draw back to that? Or is there anything else I'm missing or need to know that might be helpful in my current situation? I'm just a bit confused about this whole new thing going on in my life right now. Please enlighten me. I'd rather do the right or best thing now and not look back and say "I could have done better." I'd highly appreciate any advice or input regarding this matter. Thank you all in advance! ✌
  3. Hello! First time poster here, wondering if anyone could give some advice on my situation. I got married to my US citizen spouse in Jan 2017 after several years together, and we quickly moved to the US. I came on a tourist visa and applied for AOS, receiving my conditional green card in Feb 2018. It expires in Feb 2020. Sadly, over the course of the past year, my spouse and I have dealt with some irreconcilable differences causing us much turmoil in the relationship, and eventually decided to divorce. The process has not begun yet, but I am hoping to set it in motion this month. We previously had a great bona fide relationship, which I have plenty of evidence of, along with evidence of an extramarital affair on his part in the recent months. Despite these issues, we remain on good terms and communicate well. Since we do not share property or children and keep our finances relatively separate, I think the divorce proceedings will be short and hopefully finalized prior to the expiration of my green card. I plan to apply for Removal of Conditions exactly 90 days prior to the expiration. Unfortunately, I was also recently charged with a first time DUI. This was my first time ever committing a criminal offense - I blew 0.08 (the minimal limit in my state), was arrested, and left jail the same day. I will be going to court in two weeks and hoping to go through with diversion, meaning that after some educational classes and a trial period the charges can be removed from my record within 1 year. Of course, they will be on my record when I apply for Removal of Conditions. Considering all this, I am honestly rather worried about my chances of obtaining the 10-year GC on my own. I am wondering if there is anyone out there who has been through a similar situation before, and if so - do you happen to have any tips for me? What should I be doing right now in preparation for the coming mess? Will it be a mess? Should I be worried? Should I hire an attorney to see this through, or will I be okay gathering the documentation on my own? Thank you all in advance!
  4. Hello all, I hope some more experienced forum-users could guide me a bit on how to proceed.. My conditional green card (based on marriage to a US Citizen) was issued last year in May and my ROC window opens in February next year. We have been married for not even 2 years (1 year and 10 months). My husband and I started having problems end of last year, he got a verbally abusive once. I initiated we go to marriage counseling, which he agreed to. After a few sessions he broke up with me and cancelled our counseling. I still hoped that once I move out of the house and we get a physical break, we could maybe fix us down the road. But my hope is pretty much gone and at this point also my desire for it. I have been trying and trying and he just completely changed and became unpredictable. He even acknowledged that he is not the same man I married anymore. It is very unfortunate and I still cannot comprehend or fathom what happened with us. We are still living in the same house but I am moving out soon. So I will have to notify USCIS about my change of address. I have mentioned to my husband that we should look into getting divorced to which he has not really replied. I suspect he considers tax and health benefits or simply does not want to think about it now...even though it was him who pretty much stopped fighting for us. I am aware of the big red flag it will raise when applying for the ROC with the divorce waiver (rather than jointly) but it seems to me is better to get divorced now...? USCIS will likely wonder why we are staying married if we don't even live together and our relationship has been terminated. Even if my husband joins me for the interview and confirms the good faith we both had in our marriage. My questions are: 1: In addition to the change of address should I also notify USCIS of the change (=end) in our marital relationship? 2: Is it better to get divorced now and file with a divorce waiver? 3: Does it make any difference who files for the divorce (my husband or me)? As in, will USCIS look at it differently (unfavorably) if I, the alien, divorce the US Citizen? Thanks for any helpful insights
  5. Hello everyone! I became a US citizen last year. Sadly, my marriage is falling apart and we are filing for divorce. Obviously, all my documents are in my married name, but I like to use my maiden name again after the divorce is finalized. Is it a requirement to change the naturalization certificate? Or can I use the certificate with the married name and the divorce decree as proof of citizenship whenever necessary? Also, I have upcoming international travel (if that happens with the current situation... who knows), if the divorce is final bevor and I change my name (on SSN, driver's license, etc), can I still use my passport in my married name? Tickets are booked on the married name. Thanks a lot in advance! (Also, please move to somewhere more fitting if this is the wrong section.)
  6. Hi folks- I filed my ROC with divorce waiver back in April 2018. I got my extension letter around July 2018 for 1 year and then got another one with 18 months extension in August 2018. I never got any letter for Biometrics or never heard any update on my application. Last year June (2019) I got a letter saying case was transferred to another office for jurisdiction. That's it. Nothing after that and online case status still says same: **We transferred your case to..... ** . Should I be worried about the case now? By the way- I got one year more extension on passport in March 2020. Did any filer here from similar timeframe hear anything about the case or decision?
  7. I naturalized six months ago. Filed based on 3 year rule. I just found out that my spouse is cheating on me. I would like to get a divorce. Would it cause my US citizenship any problems ( any problems with immigration officials) if I was to file for divorce because I got my citizenship based on marriage to a US citizen (3 year rule)? Anyone on here had any similar experience?
  8. Hi All, My husband is immigrating from Pakistan to the U.S., hopefully in the next couple of months, fingers crossed and lots of prayers. Thankfully our paperwork we submitted to the NVC was approved so, now we're waiting for the embassies to open back up for his visa interview to be scheduled. As we prep for his visa interview, we have noticed a few people had questions about their previous marriages during their visa interviews. One alarming trend is visa interviewers asking for proof of previous marriage besides the divorce certificate. Our questions are: 1.) Why would the interviewers ask for further evidence, is there something in the case that may flag this? 2.) How did you answer these questions (did you have photos, affidavits, etc.)? 3.) Would you recommend having more evidence, besides a divorce certificate, for a previous marriage? Our concern is that my husband only has a divorce certificate as proof for his previous marriage. His first marriage was an unhappy one, they took no photos together, and the wedding was more of a tribal/religious ceremony with no paperwork being filed, we truly only have the divorce certificate as evidence. We are debating whether or not to gather some of the attendees and the mullah who presided over the previous marriage to write an affidavit for my husband to take to the interview. We want to make sure we cover all bases, this probably seems like small peas in the grand scheme of a visa interview but, you never know. Would love advice from folk's who experienced this themselves. Thank you!
  9. Hi everyone, my first time posting here... I'm from the UK and married my American husband 9 months ago, we entered this relationship and marriage in good faith but our marriage is not working out at all, we are both really unhappy. The pandemic and 2020 have thrown a lot of heartaches our way with family sickness and job losses. I have a 2 year conditional green card (as of April 2020) and currently interviewing for jobs. If we separate and divorce, do I have to notify USCIS and leave the US immediately? I'm really heartbroken. Please share any helpful information if you can. Thank you
  10. Hi. So long story short. I moved to California from the UK, after my ex-wife had told me she was pregnant from my previous visit. We had been seeing each other long distance over the years. So I adjusted status through marriage to her (US Citizen). I have my conditional permanent residency green card. It expires in DEC 2018. My wife and I ran into problems with our marriage after the first year. She drank a lot, and threw her phone at me and punched me in the face when I was holding our 1 year old daughter. So I called the police. As the police were arriving, my wife hit herself in the face as she didn't want to be arrested and taken away from our daughter, as she had already been arrested for domestic violence and cruelty to a child in the past. Bare in mind, I'd never been arrested for anything before. The police only took her side and arrested me. I spent 3 days in LA Jail, the public defender managed to bring the charge down from spousal abuse(felony) to domestic violence(misdemeanor). I couldn't afford an attorney at the time. I was basically advised to take the plea deal of no contest because if I had pled not guilty and was found guilty, my public defender said I could of been placed into removal proceedings there and then. Now skip forward a couple of months, my wife and I were back together, trying to work things out. I have multiple screenshots of texts from her apologising for hitting me, and hitting herself and acknowledging that I'd never physically abused her. Things didn't work out and she ended up filing for divorce and a restraining order. The divorce hearing is tomorrow. I didn't contest it. I just want visitation of my daughter and that's it. My ex wife caused me nothing but hurt and misery, to the point I even stayed in a Domestic Violence shelter for months because of her abuse. I'm just looking for any advice, or anyone to share their success stories(if any), where people have gotten divorced while they're still on their conditional green card, have a DV conviction, and have still managed to have the conditions removed and been granted a 10 year green card. I'm trying to save up money right now for an immigration attorney for when the 90 day expiry period comes up to renew. But is it even worth paying out all the money for an attorney and the fees, if it's just going to be a firm NO from USCIS. Is there literally any hope? My biggest fear is having to go back to the UK and not be able to see my daughter grow up, and her not to have her father in her life. Also once you file to have the conditions of your green card removed, how long does it take for them to approve or deny? And do you get some kind of extension on your green card while it's been reviewed? Thank you
  11. Hello Today my wife had her CR-1 Interview in Islamabad, Pakistan. They gave her 221G ( See attached Image ) form asking to upload Petitioner and Beneficiary previous marriage photographs my wife told the CO /interpreter that we don't have photos of our previous marriage she told her that is your problem and walked away . I was able to find 2 pictures of me with my ex. But my wife she can't find any pictures of herself with her ex or other family members from her previous wedding day. What should we do ? Upload what we have? They kept her Passport original marriage certificates and previous marriage termination documents for both wedding photos and NADRA FRC Any assistance you can provide would be greatly appreciated
  12. I am the beneficiary and I have been married to a US citizen for 3+ years. I got my conditional green card more than 1 year after we got married. My conditional green card will expire this October. We have been together for 7+ years and were a happily married couple, until I found out that my husband had cheated on me, multiple times. I wanted to divorce him, but he wouldn't agree. Also, coronavirus pandemic started, and I completely lost the chance to get the divorce paper. But I am not going to stay married with him because after all, he betrayed me and lost my trust. Since my conditional GC will expire this october, I need to do something about it soon. I dont think I can get him to sign the divorce paper by July, when I would have to submit I751 to remove the condition WITH HIM (If I was happily married to him). Is there an option to submit I751 together, and while it is pending, we take a divorce and I submit the divorce decree as soon as the divorce is finalized, and amend it to the ongoing application? I dont know what to do at this point and it's very stressful. What should happen if Uscis calls us in for an interview when the divorce is in process? Would I get in trouble??
  13. Hi. I’m a permanent resident holding a ten year greencard. I recently got divorced and I petitioned for my name change which was approved and mentioned on the divorce decree. I already had my ssn, driver’s license, bank accounts, etc changed back to my maiden name except my greencard. I am eligible for citizenship on February 2019 since I will meet the 5year rule by May 2019. Should I change my greencard name now using form I-90 and pay almost $500 or should I just wait until I apply fof citizenship next year? Would there be any issues if I wait until I apply for naturalization? Please help.
  14. Hello, fall 2017 filer here. I got approved recently after responding to an RFE for my I751 petition. The forum has been incredibly helpful, arguably better than some immigration lawyer I spoke to. I want to share my experience and timeline in case it might be helpful or can alleviate some anxiety out there. Timeline: Fall 2017 jointly filed, Biometrics followed up very quickly in 2-3 months time. Then long wait until Feb 2019 for RFE for general documents to prove bona fide marriage. I responded in two weeks after receiving RFE. The response was acknowledged on Friday the same week the documents were delivered. Card in production around 10 days after the acknowledgement of RFE response. Long wait but quick turnaround after RFE response. There is one complication with my RFE: after getting married, my husband and I lived two years together and we lived apart for two years because of work reasons (relocation, different city) and then we were physically separated for another 8 months because long distance take a toll on our relationship. So when filing jointly 2017, we did not live together but NOT by choice, when receiving the RFE, we were not living together BY CHOICE. As you can imagine, this creates a complicated situation because we are in the limbo mode: not divorced but not living together either. I consulted an immigration lawyer about the best strategy going forward and he suggested me to get a divorce first, wait for the divorce decree and then respond to the RFE by switching from jointly filed to a waiver. He thinks this process will probably take more than a year and he thinks rather than wait for approval on 751, I should wait until 2020 to file N400 to force an interview happen quickly. All makes sense right? I thank god every second for not listening to him! What I did instead was to write a long letter explaining the ups and downs of our marriage as well as having my husband write a letter. In the letter, I told the officer that a divorce down the road is considered but we have not yet decided finally. I also told the officer that we want to REMAIN JOINT FILING STATUS. Note: my husband and I are still on good terms despite separation. I decided to be 100% honest with USCIS and listed my past address since we get married. Of course, I also sent a giant packet with photos, affidavits from a couple, banks statement for past three years, IRS transcript (I sent returns initially, not transcript), Amazon orders, birthday gift receipts, copies of driver's license with same address showing, copies of my H1B visa to prove I did not need green card to stay in the country, the proof to show that first two years of living apart was not by choice, and flights and hotel reservation for past trips. I bought a big multi-layer folder and fill it in full. Overnighted it via Fedex to USCIS. ~ Two weeks later, I got approved! The moral of the story is BE HONEST - worst strategy is to lie in an immigration application Lawyers are incentivized to complicate the situation so that they can charge you more. Also some of them are too busy that they will rarely help you respond to an RFE in two weeks, only you can do that. USCIS apparently values timely responds as indicated in their notification when RFE response is received. For really complicated situations you might need a lawyer, but be aware of their incentives and don't get bluffed by them. Word of mouth is probably important here when looking for a good responsible lawyer. USCIS officers understand marriage fall apart and takes a very humane customized approach when looking at our cases. Don't be afraid that they might not understand. As long as your marriage is real, you have nothing to worry about. Be creative and exhaustive with your supporting evidence. I underestimate the document requirement when I first filed, I thought they might retain the file when I get my conditional green card and merely send a few updates. If you have not filed yet, be sure to send as many documents as possible to avoid RFE. Be creative means not only tax document, children birth certificate or mortgage, you can send anything that shows you get married because you fall in love. I actually sent in the Facebook page of our relationship status change many years ago when we first started dating. Be as detailed as possible in your cover letter and in the affidavit letter. Let the witness talk about events you did together, how you get to know each other as a couple. Amazon orders histories are good proof of joint living as well as relationship. This is a long way to say, don't be afraid of RFE and don't be afraid that a damaged marriage might cause a denial of your petition. And most importantly, if someone say, you will definitely get an interview because you and your husband don't live together any more, WALK AWAY from that person as they know nothing about I751 petition. Thanks and hope this can be of help!
  15. Hey Everyone, I'm in a sticky situation. I met my husband in 2014. We had been on and off for a couple years, despite that I always loved him. He asked me to get married to him March 2016. (we actually got married July 2016) A big reason why he asked me to get married so quickly is because he was having immigration issues, but he also will say he loved me and saw us together for the long term. I on the other hand would have married him regardless if he had immigration issues. In my heart I said yes because I loved him and we were going to be together anyways. Proving that our relationship is legitimate is no problem for us. We were real. Unfortunately, we fight ALOT. So much to the point I cannot handle it anymore and it really ruins my entire day/week. So it is best we divorce. We have a green card interview coming up in a couple months. He has said to me that he would refuse to sign the divorce papers because it effects his immigration status. He has told me to go through with the interview and that we can go our separate ways after (while maintaining marriage status) and I said to him I don't want to pretend. If we aren't together as a couple we are no longer going to be married. I would divorce for irreconcilable differences, and I have much proof to support that claim. He threatened that he would notify immigration of marriage fraud and that I married him only to get him a green card. Which is harsh since I got married because I loved him and we were a real couple. This breaks my heart because I just want to play clean and he is ready to take the guns out on me. I am not trying to destroy him. I just want to do what is right. And us being married is not that. I feel trapped. A part of me thought about just not showing up to the first interview and having them deny it. Are there any consequences to me (the citizen) for not showing up? I know I need to consult with a lawyer about this but any words of advice helps!
  16. Hello, I have a complicated situation. I guess everyone here probably does.... I have two questions: 1. Can a mothballed I-751 process be resurrected? 2. What right does a 50/50 custodial parent of an US citizen (5 years old) have to permanent residence? I am an American citizen and my son is an American citizen, but his father is not. I cannot find anything on the USCIS website that deals with a situation like this. I brought my ex-husband to the US on a K-1 visa while I was pregnant with our child. Our marriage broke down and we began the divorce process before we completed the change of status. He filed the I-751, then filed for and received an 18 month extension, but he left the country before he went to the appointment. He now wants to come back. The 18th month extension is over. Any hope of getting the USCIS to pick this process up again? If we have to start from scratch, what process do we need to go through? As a legal custodian of an American child, we will share 50/50 legal and physical custody. What type of application do we file? And how long a process is it likely to be? Thank you!
  17. Hello all. I'm a natural born US citizen living in the USA. I'm dating a wonderful Filipina who is an OFW in Dubai. She is still legally married, but hasn't been with her ex for many years. I meet all of the requirements for income, marital status, etc., and she and I have seen each other in Dubai and traveled to other countries together. She can get an annulment, of course. But, it will take a long time and be costly. And, we are also aware that the Philippine Congress is working on legalizing divorce. But, we are not too optimistic about the timetable of such a law. We would like to speed the process so we can live together in the USA. I'm reasonably convinced that she can get a divorce in Guam (or even Las Vegas, if we could get her here to the USA on a tourist VISA -- yes, I do understand that might be a violation of the intent of a tourist Visa). Her Ex would be cooperative. We understand that the divorce would not be valid in the Philippines, but we don't care much about that as a practical matter. What we would like to know is if she can obtain a VISA to the USA (either as a K-1 or CR-1) if we manage to get her a Guam divorce. Of course, she holds a Philippine passport and it does have her married name. Alternatively, is there a foreign country (preferably in UAE, but we could travel anywhere a Filipino could normally go) in which we might marry with the Guam divorce papers, and have that marriage recognized as legitimate during the CR-1 application process? We would apply for the K-1/CR-1 US Visa through the Dubai embassy, unless there is another method that someone might recommend. Thanks for your thoughts and input.
  18. Hello dear VJ member, I would like your advise. Here is my situation: I got my conditional 2 year green card ( marriage to a US citizen ) and the guy is a jerk. Humiliation after humiliation, mental abuse of all types, he made my life a hell. I just could not take it anymore. I was dealing with depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and hopeless and he was getting worse everyday to the point he was treating me like I was an animal. so After 7 months of my 2 year green card, I decided to leave him. ( I even did a police report explaining why I was leaving the house ) I had no money at all, so I stayed with friends a couple of days, but depression was killing me. I went to my country to get treatment and to be close to my family. I was having panic attacks, I don't even know who to explain how I survived. I stayed in my home country for 10 months and came back to the US. I did not have any problems getting in ( without a reentry permit ) I stayed with friends in America for 1 month to try to figure out what Im gonna do with my life, but then return back to my home country because my panic attacks were back. So another 2 and half months stay outside of the US getting more treatment and adjusting medication. I just arrived back in America and tomorrow starts the 90 day mark to Remove conditions. Im not divorced yet. I still have jointly bank account, jointly tax return, apartment leasing on both our names, car insurance on both our names....but of course Im not asking him anything....So the idea would be to get divorced and apply for the DIVORCE waiver. But with all this time outside the US, do I even have a chance of getting the Removal of conditions approved?? I never wanted to abandone my green card, Im sick and unfortunately was difficult to me to get the properly medical treatment in this country. Im currently studying to get a license to be able to work in my field in the US.
  19. My husband was deported and now wants to be separated but doesnt want a divorce. He said he was told that the marriage would desolve after 5 years anyway. Has anyone heard of this.??
  20. We just received a letter from uscis indicating that I would need to get the 'certificate of making interim judgement final' from the family justice court. My first marriage was under muslim law and thus it was under the jurisdiction of the shariah court. So when I had my divorce finalised. It was also done in the shariah court. I submitted my divorce decree as an evidence however they require me to get the above document. It is unlikely that I would be given the above document even if I asked for it as the family justice court did not preside over my first marriage. I have contacted relevant parties and am awaiting a response. Just wondering if anyone has faced anything like this before? Please share.. would be really thankful to hear from someone..
  21. I have been following VJ off and on in last 2 years. I filled my I 751 divorced waiver in Aug 2016, received NOA after 5 days and received fingerprinting appointment after approx. 2 months. I was unable to check my status online it didn't recognize my receipt number. I received a letter from local USCIS office on March 23rd for an interview. I had an interview on April 25th, 2018. My interview officer checked my documents asked some questions and at the end, he said I am going to approve your application. On May 1st, 2018 my status on USCIS website updated with "New card is Being Produced". On May 3rd it changed it to New office has Jurisdiction. I freaked out and called my lawyer and he called USCIS office and told me that your case is approved don't worry about online status as they transfer my case to national benefits center. I got a letter in the mail it says that congratulations! we approved your application and you will get your green card within 60 days. after that I also receive a letter that my case was to transferred to NBC. After 21 days of my interview, i received my green card in the mail. Tips to prepare I 751 divorce application write a very good letter and get a lawyer to help you in this process. I took screenshots of my text msgs between me and my ex-wife I also received RFE and I already submitted all evidence so I attached one more letter of support and sent all evidence again. Attached 11 letter of support as I didn't have a joint lease and joint insurance. Interview experience: IO was really good he asked me about all the pictures and wrote it down about the event and when we took this picture. He asked my about my bank statement and asked the reason why we decided to get divorced. My lawyer went with me for an interview. Most important point is true information if your case based on reality and facts then you should not be fear of anything. A good lawyer is very helpful. I just wanted to share my journey with you guys especially those who are waiting and good luck!
  22. Hey guys I dont know if Im in the right topic but I will ask you this Friend of mine is getting a divorce and now He has a expired conditional green card and to make things worse the wife wont give him any help to remove the conditional status and all documents and proofs are with her, and wont give him any documents. My question is where could him start to renew it?
  23. Hello, my fiance and I have been approved and we are ready to move on to the interview process. While I was going over some preparation checklist and came across something that might be a problem to our process. I moved to the US from the Philippines as a K3 when I was 17 and got married when I was 19 years old. My passport expired so I went to the Consulate of the Philippines to renew my passport. Since my identification/documents had my married last name I had to do report the marriage to the Consulate of the Philippines. After 5 years, we had a divorce. However, I remained married in the Philippines. Now, I am in the process of getting my Fiance who is from the Philippines thru Fiance Visa. Will that affect my petition? I have been divorced since June 2015. There is a part in the checklist that says: "For K1,F21 spouse, and CR1/IR1 petitions: If your petitioner was born in the Philippines and lived at least one (1) year in the Philippines after the age of 18-- A Certificate of No Marriage (CENOMAR) from the PSA valid within one (1) year from the date it was obtained." I was born in the Philippines, but I moved to the US when I was 17 and became a US citizen when I was 25. And never lived in the Philippines for a year after I turned 18. Do I still belong to this category of people who needed to submit a Certificate of No Marriage? PLEASE ADVISE.
  24. Hello everyone out there, My wife and I filed a joint i-751 petition 2 weeks ago because we were in the 90 days period, our marriage was going down but we were not sure we wanted to divorce, so we filed a joint petition. Now we are heading to divorce, unfortunately, she already filed. I received the NOA1 last week. I am looking to move out and change my address on the USCIS website, we expect the divorce will be finalized sometime around the end of the year or the beginning of 2017. I want to use the divorce waiver, but my question is, do I have to file a whole new application with all the supporting evidence? and pay a new fee again? and receive another NOA1? If so, can I ask them to return the old application to me so I can use the same evidence and just print and fill a new i-751 form? or can I ask them to amend my application to divorce waiver? Please your help is highly appreciated Thank you.
  25. Hello, Brand new to the forum. I've multiple questions, I hope that's okay. Facts - Received Green Card through marriage in late August 2018 (2 year conditional) - Broke up and moved apart in May 2019 (mutual but amicable). Evidence of bonafide marriage up until then. -Live in the state of California. -Filing for divorce this week (Jan 2020). - 2 year anniversary of receiving GC will be late August 2020. Questions 1) If we file for summary dissolution (we qualify) instead of regular divorce, do I jeopardize my chances of staying in the US and being allowed to remove the conditions of my green card? 2) When should I file i-751? Now? Or is it best to wait until I receive my divorce decree? (I estimate I will receive decree in June 2020). Thanks very much! Luke
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