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  1. As I said before: I will keep my timeline continuously updated so that some of you can be helped. I sent out my I 751 package with Divorce waiver (Good Faith Marriage) on last Friday. Even though I hired one of most prominent lawyer of state of Texas, I suggest not to hire lawyer if you are confident and you know what was inside your marriage. My lawyer and his office did nothing but just fill the form and organize a cover letter; that 100 bucks max job cost me $2,500 unfortunately. Any way -- Here are summary: Cover letter stating the materials inside, Copy of I 485 approval and Marriage certificate, My affidavit, copy of divorce decree; Copy of Marriage counseling as proof of attempts to save marriage, 1 letter from marriage counselor, emails and text correspondence as proof of attempts to save marriage, letter copy sent to Ex in Law family; Copy of evidences of Bonafide marriages- Joint Apt Lease, Joint utility bills (light and water), Joint 4 cars, Joint vehicle insurance, Joint 2 bank a/c, Joint 2 years tax return copy and transcripts, 12-15 pictures jointly and also with friends and family, Joint cell phone plan with Ex-law family, 3 sworn affidavits from friends and family (Nothing from Ex-Wife or from her family), ex-wife's employer provided spouse card, some joint purchases, I 94 of mine as a proof of visiting my ex-in law family and travel with ex-wife, Copy of Pet (3 dogs) papers. One big proof- MY RESPONSE TO HER DIVORCE NOTICE THAT SAYS ABOUT ALL DETAILS BETWEEN US! Some proofs of why we continuously had issues and arguments; That's all I sent. I will keep update in this post about Bio metrics and all later details. Please keep me in pray and stay blessed.
  2. The past few weeks been so eventful. I posted before below about my marriage and the struggles we been going through. After attempting counseling twice, my wife declared that she don't want to be married anymore, and that she loves me so much, and she doesn't mind us working on our relationship in the future, but she just don't want to be married to anyone, period. She want to be independent, and the marriage counseling ended up revealing a lot about her feelings. We love each others, but in different ways at this point. The decision of divorce been so hard that the past 6 months we talked and re-talked about it like 20 times. At this point, it is 100% clear that divorce is happening no matter what I do. I need to file I-751 within the next 10 weeks, and divorce once filed, will take 2.5 to 4 months to finalize. Despite our great relationship, I am not comfortable with filing together as we are clearly getting divorced (despite it being a legal option), so I am taking my chances here. we just need to sort of some joint finances before we file, and hopefully I will have the decree within 3 months of sending the forms Now, I don't want to give up on my wife even after the divorce, and I want to keep trying to fix our relationship, maybe starting over down the road; however, I am scared that will look bad for USCIS? I understand that people usually don't get divorced to date each others again, but I don't want to give up on the love of my life, and I want to keep trying to win her back even after the divorce as she is open for us trying to fix our relationship outside the marriage. I honestly not sure what to do at this point. Outside being married couple, we are best friends, and I don't want to give all up and pretend we never happened, but I also understand that is not traditional to keep talking to your ex wife and be close after divorce? I thought divorce is easy, but it turned out to be more complicated than our marriage... Our divorce is not due to lack of commitment, or lack of love, or communication. It just we can never live together, and we can't live without each others. We can't deal with our strong differences, but we can't stop being together. I'd appreciate any advice really
  3. Hello, My husband filed i-130 for my son last year September and I expect to receive RFE soon. (My husband threw away RFE notice on purpose) As I brief my situation, my husband traveled to Philippines last year and cheated on me and he punched my face so I called the police. He got arrested and got 3rd felony but I hired the top lawyer and it dropped down to misdemeanor. We tried to work out the marriage so we decided to bring my son here and he filed i-130. But unluckily, the marriage didn't work out and may going to divorce. He became so ugly and now I'm going to move out. Here is the question. So what's going to happen to my son's processing? We've been waiting for a year and I regret I should have filed i-130. Does anyone have the similar situation as me? Thanks for reading this and I may need to meet immigration attorney.
  4. Hello, hope someone can really help me... I really don't know what to do... The first thing is that I'm getting divorced from a TN Visa holder (I'm a TD Visa holder/ dependent) and he committed physical and sexual assault against me in Mexico this year (we used to live together first in MI and then in CA, I came to Mexico to finish my studies for 6 months, and when he visited me he did committed the assaults and then leave to CA again)... When I asked for the divorce he just took all our money from the bank account (his bank accounts because he never let me have my bank account or a familiar bank account), leaving me without any money, now, I have a lots of debts behind (medical bills to pay because I was the patient, scholar debts, etc), he told me he was not going to give me any money, besides that he always sent a lot of money to a house he has in Mexico so that he "could finish to pay it ASAP" but he knew I wasn't going to have any benefit from that house (he bought it before our marriage, in his past marriage). It been already 2 months and he haven't send me any money, and I don't have a work because I'm not available to work as a TD holder. What can I do? PLEASE HELP!
  5. I need some legal help regarding my condition that i came to US last year Nov.2018 on CR-1 spousal visa from India and after reaching here i got my temporary green card for 2 years which is expiring on Nov.2020. but now as we are living together we actually fights a lot and always be on arguments.if i get my divorced , would my Tem. Greencard status be Revoked/cancel and i have any chances to go back to my country or is there any way to get permanent Residency without any condition/Restriction ? Thanks, Akash
  6. In 2017, I got married to a USC after graduating college on an F-1, on OPT status. We wanted to stay together, and had long-term plans together, and had been living together for about a year. I’m from the UK, she’s a US citizen. The relationship did become toxic after some time, with my partner moving into her friends apartment at different points, and threatening to break it off and stop petitioning; and then reaffirming that she did want to be together and loved me. During one of these long arguments , I postponed our upcoming interview because we weren’t ready . We didn’t hear back from USCIS, and got a denial notice in early 2018. We appealed, said we had called to postpone, and got the case re-opened. Time went by, we were together again, and got another interview scheduled later that year. I never received a notice of that interview though, only an email from our lawyer, because he’d received the notice after the appeal. I accidentally read the date wrong on the email, and we missed the appointment. I felt so stupid, and we filed everything again. After sending it back a second time with all the full fees, we had filed by early 2019. The relationship began to go very sour again, even when we were living together, and when the different forms were approved in mid-late 2019 and we got our interview date, we agreed to break up, since the relationship couldn’t continue, and I made plans to move home since I wouldn’t be in status after that. I have to make plans now for a divorce and to definitely spend some years back at home, away from my friends and community I made. I know now it will be hard to get another student visa, since I showed immigrant intent the last time I studied in the US. In the last couple months when the marriage broke down, I started a platonic relationship with a new person, whom I came to really care for a lot. She said one day, not soon, but one day we should get married. How possible is this? Would USCIS scrutinize my first, failed marriage? With most of the documents back in the US, and not in touch with my ex spouse, I would have to spend a lot of time gathering evidence. But, I could provide: - Lease agreements from the three years we co-habited. - Affidavits from landlords that we lived together. - affidavits from friends and family - affidávits from the job I had during my work permit - Photographs of us together on holiday, different places, going back to 2016. - shared bank account statements - shared dental insurance We were fairly low income and as of such didn’t have shared property, I didn’t file tax returns, didn’t have health insurance, etc. Can I come back here, one day, and reasonably expect I can marry and stay with the person I want to be with? I don’t want this unfortunate situation to cancel out that possibility.
  7. Hello, I am in a very difficult situation and any thoughts/suggestions will be very appreciated. I was on an F1 visa. I got married in February 2018 and applied for Adjustment of status in May 2018. I was approved and granted a 2-year conditional green card in August of 2018. We enjoyed a very good first year but things have turned sour lately. We are in constant arguing every single day and to be honest we both know getting a divorce will be the best option for both of us. I believe we have enough evidence since the marriage was entered in good faith but I am worried what will become of my status. Thanks! Kojo
  8. My CGC expires in about a little over 3 months from today. We lived together for 9 months, then we started doing long-distance due to some problems then education then work. Our marriage improved then it started to deteriorate earlier this year until recently when my wife asked for divorce (which will take on average 3-4 months form date filed). No big problems, we love each others, it just lack of intimacy. After few weeks, I successfully convinced her to go to marriage counseling once or twice, before we file for divorce, if she still wants it. We are in great terms, it is just our marriage is not working, and I honestly feel stuck in this cycle where I want to work to save our marriage, in the same time, I am stuck into this immigration process, which is really depressing and stressful. I went to multiple of lawyers, and I got multiple different answers, one wanted me to just hurry and divorce, second said it is complex, other said it is complex because the living situation and we will be investigated for fraud because of the USCIS new policies? So, I am not sure how to address this situation if our first marriage counseling session went well and we decide to keep going, and to file together for now and keep working on our marriage? I am being upfront about the living apart, but I am not sure how much details to write about our marriage and the current situation? Other option, I file a waiver on my own, and we start divorce proceeding (require 2 months cooling off), and in those 2 months if we amended our relationship, is it possible to switch back to joint application? I know this option sound stupid, but I am honestly running out of ideas
  9. 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!
  10. 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!
  11. Good day, please I need help! I want a divorce from my husband who is in Nigeria; we got married in Lagos Nigeria, and I live in Indiana, but I don't know how to go about getting a divorce from Indiana - a simple and fast divorce. He isn't willing to start the process; we have no children and nothing to share; I just want to move on quickly with my life. Please any idea on what to do is welcome. PLEASE!!!
  12. Good day, please I need help! I want a divorce from my husband who is in Nigeria; we got married in Lagos Nigeria, and I live in Indiana, but I don't know how to go about getting a divorce from Indiana - a simple and fast divorce. He isn't willing to start the process; we have no children and nothing to share; I just want to move on quickly with my life. Please any idea on what to do is welcome. PLEASE!!!
  13. 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!
  14. Hi VJ Family, below is the situation i'm in and need your help. -Applied N400 under 3 years rule. -got divorced while N400 was pending, told the interviewer that im getting divorce. she said they cant make a decision right now, 8 months passed nothing happened. i withdrew my case, got confirmation latter from USCIS that my case is withdrawn. -Now i'm again eligible under 5 years rule. - Married to a USC. - when i do "U.S. Citizenship Eligibility Quiz" online and answer this below question as NO "Have you been living in marital union with your U.S. citizen spouse for at last 3 years? No then it says "We are Sorry. Based on the answers you provided in the Questionnaire, you likely do not meet the criteria set forth by the USCIS to file an U.S. Citizenship (Form N-400) application." But when i answer yes to the question it says that i'm eligible. For some reason its assuming that i'm applying under 3 years rule. can i bypass that by saying that yes to question above and apply? any help will be appreciated. Thanks
  15. Hey all, I'm about to file ROC on my conditional Green Card that was based on Marriage, though I filed for divorce this year and plan on utilizing the divorce waiver to file alone. The marriage fell apart due to my citizen-spouse's substance use and mental/emotional/physical abusive behavior toward me; I had to utilize the services of a local domestic abuse non-profit to leave the situation, move out, seek extensive counseling, and file the divorce. I'm choosing the divorce waiver route due to a lack of physical evidence of abuse for VAWA, and because I successfully reached a judgement in the divorce case this month. Question is: I've read that the grounds of the separation must make it clear that the breakup wasn't the fault of the immigrant, otherwise they could face rejection; am I at fault for being the petitioner in the divorce? Should I be concerned about my application for ROC being rejected simply because I'm no longer married to the citizen spouse, or because I initiated the divorce? •••••• I have every piece of evidence in hand I could possibly acquire highlighting that we had co-mingled our finances, shared a life, and were married in good faith to be with one another. My Ex continues to work toward sobriety and seems to want to reconcile somewhere down the line if he can get himself back in shape. These kinds of changes take a lot of time, and the recovery from abuse is an exceptionally delicate subject; reform is unlikely, but possible. I really don't want to be forced to leave the country when it may be that he and I could reconcile at a healthier point in the future. All of the work we put in to be together, and the subsequent separation, are heart-breaking -- and it's a really challenging emotional space to be in while also having to file for ROC! Thanks for any and all help and advice. Xx
  16. I'm filing to Remove Conditions on my Green Card, and planning on using the Divorce Waiver but I seem to be in a grey area as it pertains to filling out the I-751. The divorce is final on August 21st. My Green Card expires on Sept 9th. I want to have my ROC package in the mail by August 1st to make sure there's enough time before my Green Card expires for it to arrive and enter the system - I desperately do not want to accidentally be out of status because of a mailing issue. I have a judgement in hand stating that the divorce will be final on the above date; I live in California where there is a 6 month processing period for a divorce to be official from date of filing even if a judgement is reached before the 6 month wait is up. The I-785 seems to only have 2 options - file jointly as married, or file alone as divorced. Technically I'm still legally married until August 21st, though I'm filing alone due to divorce and have that judgement. In a divorce waiver case am I able to select "Divorced" as my marital status if I have the divorce judgement? It seems conflicting to select "Married" as present marital status, and then in the waiver section select "My marriage was entered in good faith, but the marriage was terminated through divorce." Thank you!
  17. My divorce is going to be finalized 2 months before my 90 days window for lifting conditions open from my conditional green card (I-751). I have read on this forum that it can be filed as soon as you get divorced. But I didnt't come across this on any official website. It always say to never file before 90 days otherwise it will be returned or rejected. So should I file as soon as I have my final divorce decree in my hand or wait for 90 day window to open? Thank you
  18. Hello everyone, thanks in advance for your help. I am currently a conditional resident. I got divorced last year and filed to remove condition with a waiver based on both divorce and abuse (extreme mental cruelty) back in November 2018. My last update from USCIS was when they sent the 18 months extension letter in January 2019. However, last week I received the following email: *** DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS E-MAIL *** There has been a recent processing action taken on your case. Receipt Number: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Application Type: I751, PETITION TO REMOVE CONDITIONS ON RESIDENCE Your Case Status: Card/ Document Production On June 14, 2019, the Post Office returned your document for your Form I751, PETITION TO REMOVE CONDITIONS ON RESIDENCE, Receipt Number XXXXXXXXXXXXX, to us because they could not deliver it. We will hold your document for 180 days or until December 11, 2019. Please go to www.uscis.gov/e-request to request that we re-send the document to you, or contact the USCIS Contact Center at www.uscis.gov/contactcenter. If you do not submit an online request or call us by December 11, 2019, we will destroy your document and you will need to file a new Form I751, PETITION TO REMOVE CONDITIONS ON RESIDENCE, with fee. If you move, go to www.uscis.gov/addresschange to give us your new mailing address. This step applies to applications that result in an applicant receiving a card (such as a "green card") or other document (such as a naturalization certificate, employment authorization document, travel document, or advance parole). Applications will be in this step from the time the order to produce the card/document is given until the card/document is produced and mailed to the applicant. You can expect to receive your card/document within 30 days of the approval of your application. If you do not receive your document, please contact our National Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283. I am very confused. does this mean my case is approved? I haven't received any approval update. I contacted USCIS but they say my case is still being processed. I am waiting to be contacted by a Tier 2 (hopefully he/she can tell me more) and I also submitted an e-request. I did my biometrics last month. However processing times for these cases are around 15-24 months, so I was wondering if this is just a system error on their side, especially since my address on file is correct. It'd be helpful to hear other people's experience with these kind of updates. Thanks! Littlefrench
  19. Hi all, I’m not in process for US visa and not planning to. I’m here just to secretly ask and help a friend of mine who is there in California at the moment. She got sponsored by her husband on spouse visa to come to the state, they have 3 yrs kid. As soon as she got to US she found out he has a big debt because of gambling. Of course she doesn’t want to divorce because she think she has to pay it, but her husband keeps playing and building the debt up. Whenever she tries to convince him to give up, he bullies her, sends text message and say she a bad person...I believe there is no physical violence so far, only mentally. They are living with his parents at this stage, she has no job and now studies a cert to be able to work. She is now really depressed, she wants to divorce but she is scared of loosing her child since she has no job and has to go back to the country. She now has 2 yrs green card. I’m really wondering and trying to find if there is a good way for her to remain safely, away from her husband in the State with her kid? Her English is still quite limited. Thank you, and please help.
  20. Do you know anyone or have you ever applied for multiple spouses from the same country? For example, you have had broken marriages and remarried and applied for the new spouse? I know I read about somebody who had this situation but I can no longer find the thread.
  21. Really need help, My current situation: 1) Filed I 751 Jointly in July 2018. 2) I filed domestic voilence and divorce against my wife in August. 3) I got divorce in September 2018 under "Cruel Treatment" category, i proved in the court that my wife tortured me. 4) During this time, my wife called USCIS and told i left her, but didn't withdraw the I-751. My question 1) I asked my lawyer about next steps, he told me to wait till the decision on my current jointly filed I-751. He mentioned i don't have to inform USCIS about divorce. Is it correct ? 2) Since my wife called USCIS and told them i left her, i am assuming i will be definitely called for interview, so in the interview if i directly show them final divorce decree i got under cruel treatment and the proofs we entered marriage legally, will they approve my case ?
  22. Hi, My fiance is from the Phillipines. She is still going through annulment there. However, her ex husband lives in the US as a citizen and is legally divorced from her here. When I file for fiance Visa is it enough to include her divorce decree from the US? It would be quicker than waiting for her annulment to finish in the Phillipines. From what I read, under US law divorce from US is enough to marry again once here--but not sure if good enough when for applying K-1 Visa. Thank in advance to replies. This is my first post here-it's a great resource!
  23. Hi everyone. This question is for a friend of mine. She met her husband while he was here on a 6 month tourist visa (Lebanon) and they got married just before it expired. They been married eight months. He has received his Social Security number, EAD and his temporary permanent residency card that she said was good for one year. She said as soon as she received his residency card he told her he wanted to divorce. Hes initiating it. It took her by surprise and after several weeks of begging him to work whatever problems she thought he had with her, he told her he will make a final decision this week. Told her it’s a 90% chance he will divorce her. I don’t know much about divorce versus annulments but I picked up some things here. She does not want to give him ‘the gift of residency’ so to speak and since she’s been married less than one year, she is asking if she can get an annulment and file it herself at the courthouse? Or is it too late since he’s received his temp card? Thanks all.
  24. TLDR : any issues I might face ? Is it an N400 interview ? Any estimate on how long it will take at the New York county office. Can someone please help me with the implications from this. I’m mentally screwed by my spouse and am not sure which state I am in. Been asked to separate for giving “us” a chance . Then told that “I” should leave the house else there’s no hope for “us”. When I stand up and say that I’d rather stay while “you” can go ahead, being told that maybe needs 3-4 days and will ReConsider. Mind you the sibling is crashing at couch and I’m getting total blackout from them. It’s effing messed up. There’s hope for “us” but little to none if I don’t leave the place instead of them , while my spouse needs emotional and mental space?! I support it but how does it change to I should be the one vacating in a days notice. But please tell me I don’t have to go through torture so close to being able to feel stable. I went to an Ivy League and top university in my country. Few years ago I Left H1B and OPT time and STEM extensions on the table for my “spouse” as being an American traveling the world with no job and their trust fund is cool. I’m not an American but I don’t want instability again. Just want to know if I can do this if my nightmare comes true. Separation according to my spouse is a way towards divorce. And somehow it’s also last ditch on my spouse’s end to save our marriage ?! Any idea on any reliable immigration assistance numbers ?
  25. Well, Finally I am at end of sending my application. Visa journey has been a tremendous help with many real life experiences and explanations. Here is what I am: Back Story: Met Ex-spouse: 07/2015; Married: 10/2015; Received CR: 09/2016; Living Separate: 5/2017; Divorce filed by USC Spouse: 07/2017; Divorce Finalized: 09/2017; CR expires: 09/2018- Filing based on Good Faith Marriage evidences with divorce waiver. Nationality: I am South Asian(30); She was Mexican American(24). I engaged a lawyer but it does not seem very worthy because I organized and provided the papers far better than they prepared by them. Evidences and Applications: 1. Completed I-751 2. Final divorce decree, CR Copy, Copy of CR approval letter 3. Joint Rental contract, Joint water bill, Joint light bill, Joint cable and internet bill 4. 3 Joint cars (Assets), Joint Auto insurances 5. 3 Joint car loans 6. 2 Joint Checking accounts 7. 2015 and 2016 Joint Tax return with Tax transcript 8. T-Mobile Family plan including my ex-in law family 9. Her Employer provided Spouse card (Discount card at Walmart) 10. 12 couple and family pictures 11. 2 Marriage counselors communications and proof of 4 attempts and sessions of marriage counseling 12. Affidavits from 4 people- One from my relative, One from our common friend who knows us since beginning, One from our neighbor and One from our Land Lord. (No help or communication from Ex-Spouse family, So no affidavit from her or her family side; But I am providing the text history with her brother showing our discussion regarding problems we were going through) 13. My self affidavit detailing the relation- How, when, where, what everything- Total 12 pages. 14. Some randomly selected chat histories with ex-spouse 15. One police report regarding domestic violence but that kinda weird- Coz she choked me for real out of her anger but when the police came she told them I scratched her hands. But I am still confused if I should add that police report. ** ** I have proof of her infidelity but I am not in any intention to prove her mistakes; I am more willing to prove that I loved her and my real intentions of building life-long family with her. Red Zone: My ex-spouse reported me to USCIS and tried to unhook her affidavit of support. So far I heard she made a lot false claims but I am not sure to what extent. Some one also informed me that she told immigration it was a FORCED MARRIAGE where I forced her to get married! Because she did not have any clue or evidence to prove me wrong; so she tried to say the marriage was wrong. In a word- She took blind and desperate attempts to withdraw her support contract. I am just kind of little confused because one lawyer (not appointed in my case) told me I may need to go back to my country because I am no longer married to USC and my staying over USA was based on Qualifying relative matter. Since we are divorced so there is no strong point where I can claim condition removal; rather they will ask- Since you are divorced, so go back to your home country. I really don't know in depth about my right regarding condition removal; I am walking straight ahead with all the evidences I have (I don't know if my evidences are enough or convincing) and knowing that- I loved her enough and enough right before the moment we got married and unfortunately still I do love her. I will update my timeline no matter of denial or approval. I hope someone will be helped through my sharing.
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