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  1. Hello everyone, I am seeking some advice for my spouse and I. My spouse is a Japanese citizen holding a permanent residency card. We completed our i-130 and my spouse was granted her residency here in the United States 2-years ago. It is now time for us to submit a i-751 to remove conditions on her residency. Previously when we went through the i-130 process, while I was stationed in Japan, we answered "yes" on her i-130 in reference to "have you ever committed a crime...etc." This was also documented in her ds-260 that we were required to submit. My spouse was able to get her criminal record pulled from the local police office where we filed, but it was sealed, so we do not know if there is in fact any record of her crime. When she was 14 years old she was caught shoplifting, taken to the police station and questioned, then later released to her mother. To her knowledge, she never needed to pay a fine, nor was she charged for the crime. When we spoke to the counselor at her interview for her i-130, they accepted the documents of her criminal history and she was accepted. From my interpretation, in the directions (i-751) it states that she is required to provide documentation (again) on the incident. The document would require either my spouse traveling back to Japan and hand receiving the record, or requesting the record through the local embassy, which we were quoted at potentially taking up to 3 months to receive. I have called USCIS three separate times requesting more information, but it seems they are not allowed to answer whether or not she has to submit the criminal record again or not. Today I spoke with another USCIS representative and he suggested it possible that I provide a written statement of the situation and that we have already previously disclosed this and provided the criminal record for her i-130. She has not committed any crimes since gaining her residency (in her 2-year conditional period). As it stands I have written the letter that was recommended, and included it with her filing documents signed by both of us. My questions are; Does she in fact need to submit the same criminal record for the i-751, or is this stored in the USCIS database for reference? Does the question on form i-751 refer to the conditional 2-year period, or is it in fact "have you ever"?
  2. Hi all! My recruiter submitted my DS-260 a couple of days ago. Any idea of how long it will take to become DQ'd? Thanks! (feel free to remove in the wrong place!)
  3. Hello, I'm a DV lottery 2018 winner, I'm having ta problem when I try to submit my DS-260 , I get this error: Please correct all areas in error as indicated below. Once you have finished, click ''Sign and Submit Application' to continue. The case number you entered does not match the case number that you entered at Sign In. even though the number is correct .. Is anyone having this problem?
  4. Hi everyone, I'm sorry if this question has been answered but I did a search on Visajourney and couldn't find a thread regarding this topic. I'd appreciate guidance from anyone who may have knowledge on this. I filed a DS-260 for my mom, and it was conditionally approved in May 2021. Next step was to wait for the US Embassy in India (possibly the one in Mumbai) to schedule an appointment for interview, but that has understandably been delayed due to COVID. That being said, I can't find any information anywhere online whether the embassies have started scheduling appointments for the visa interview, what the wait times are, what dates they are currently processing, etc. It's been such a long time waiting for the interview to be scheduled, especially when there is zero guidance from the embassy when services will restart. Plus, it's been 2 years of COVID, most things are opening back up and things getting back to normal, the fact the embassy still isn't opening up their interview services (that I know of), it's very frustrating. So if anyone knows of any information regarding this, please let me know. Thank you!
  5. My wife (Chinese) and I (US Citizen) live in Shanghai, we're about ready to submit the I-130 form online to eventually get a green card. I have a couple questions, I would appreciate it a lot if someone can help. 1. Do translations of supporting documents for the I-130 and the original documents have to be uploaded as one file, or can they be uploaded as two separate files? 2. After the I-130 is approved how much time would we have to gather documents and submit DS-260 before the application is cancelled? We may have to go back to her hometown for some documents, so we're not sure if the I-130 processing time would be enough, we might have to wait for the next step after I-130 is finished.
  6. Hi, We just got our NOA2 for the I-130 and I am starting to gather information and documents for the NVC stage. I encountered this question: "Have you ever been refused a U.S. Visa, or been refused admission to the United States, or withdrawn your application for admission at the port of entry?" Long story short, my husband and I got married through Utah virtual ceremony this January. The next week I was trying to fly into the US and I had all the required documents. However, at the airport in Amsterdam, the woman at the gate looked at me and my papers and said they were not valid/legal and said she could not let me on the plane. She picked up the phone and called someone (I do not know who), and then she said she had spoken to someone in the US and that I was not allowed to board the flight. I turned around, hopped on a flight to Aruba, stayed there for 14 days and entered the US without any problems. In May this year, I again tried to fly to the US,, with the same documents and had no issues whatsoever. So I assume I have to click yes on this question on the form. But how do I explain it? Writing "They did not think my marriage certificate was real" seems like a huge red flag. Any input would be highly appreciated!
  7. Hello VJ members, I have been asked to change my address on DS-260 after already getting approved for my spouse's petition. How do I do that since DS-260 is locked on NVC portal. My spouse did get her visa but embassy mentioned that it must be done prior to her landing there. Could anyone advise how to update address after visa has already been approved and will it impact my wife's arrival at the port of entry?
  8. I am in the process of filling out the DS-260 form. In the "crimal information" section of the "security and background" section. There is a question that asks: "Have you ever been arrested or convicted for any offence or crime, even though subject of a pardon, amnesty or other similar action?" I was caught shoplifting in my 20's and receieved a diversion in court, through writing a letter of apology and making a charitable donation. I was never arrested, but the police came to the store and gave my friend and I a talking to. Do i need to answer yes to this question? I was not convicted or arrested, but i would like to make sure i'm interpreting this question correctly. Thanks!
  9. I'm in the process of filling out the DS-260 form. There is a question in the section "security and background" under "miscellaneous 1" that asks: " Do you seek to enter the US for the purpose of performing skilled or unskilled labor but have not yet been certified by the secretary of labour?" I am an licensed electrician in Canada. I do intend to get certified in the US for electical but have NOT been certified by the secritary of labour yet. So the answer to this would be yes?? Any input would be great! Thanks!
  10. hello , we have f4 case application and scheduled Interview at 22june , but consulate asked from us again to upload new Police certificate , our lawyer tolding me its to early to upload new additional Documents "NVC will fast trasnfer Doc to our embassy , but im little scared NVC sometims Delays to review Reuploaded Doc , it will be to late then , bcs 22 june is for 11 days and i dont think NVC have time to Tranfer moddified Documents To our local embassy , what should i do?
  11. HI. I am DV-2022 winner. Me and husband are presently living in Morocco and India respectively and due to Covid-19 situation it is not possible for him to visit Morocco and vice versa. In this situation, Is it possible that I (principal applicant) can select US Consulate (Morocco) and my husband (Indian nationality) will choose US Consulate Mumbai (India) on our individual DS-260 form?
  12. Hello, I'm having an issue when I do fill DS-260 form because the "Given Name" text field is not enough to fill my name as listed in the passport. How can I overcome this space issue ? any other way to enter my name ? Thanks.
  13. I work as a freelancer in a freelance platform named Upwork, they don't hire me, they only provide an online worspace, am applying for dv visa. So in my country there is no law about freelance statue, and we don't pay taxes as freelancers. should i fill out the occupation as a freelancer independent contractor? or i should not mention that am a freelancer at all?
  14. Hello to everyone! I had just submitted my DS-260 in it I described all my social media account but after that, I realized I have missed a social media account (Pinterest). I never posted anything on it. I just used It to download some wallpaper some time ago, for this reason I forgot it🤦🏼‍♂️ .. In your opinion it will be a problem? Thank you very much
  15. Please I need help. When I enter the login information on the DS-260 form, the system takes me to the next page but when I press ''OK'' the system is not responding, Returns me to the first page again, that on the Mozilla browser. but the Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome doesn't respond at all. The system says Sign In Failed The characters you entered did not match the characters displayed in the box. Please try again. ( I am sure I will not do the same mistake more than 3 more 😂) Is there a possibility their system does not work well or I am who is doing something wrong. Please if there any information you can help me with. Thanks 🙏🙏🙏
  16. I just submitted my DS-260 a few hours ago after checking it umpteen times. I just realised with horror that I made a mistake in teh previous employment section. I was supposed to fill in my previous employers in the last 10 years starting from the most recent. I went back to 2013 and stopped. I missed putting in one more employer from 2010 - 2013... I am kicking myself for being so careless! I think it was because I was making sure the employer history tallies with the i130a and missed that i130a only had to go back 5 years... What are my options right now: 1. Should I call NVC and tell them about my mistake? 2. Should I just bring it up at the interview? What are the repurcussions? Will my ds-260 get rejected or will I get a dreaded RFE???
  17. Where can I download the DS-260i (instructions for filing DS-260? I thought I had seen the document on the US Department website, but I don't see it there anymore. When I google I get many different documents. I want to make sure I download the latest version. Could someone please send me the link?
  18. Is it okay to submit .JPG files of the passport, birth certificate and other documents required for the civil documents section of the DS-260 immigrant visa application on CEAC? The immigrants I am petitioning for, who live overseas, don't have a scanner, so they sent me .JPG images of their important civil documents. Is that okay? Or do you recommend that I convert those to PDF? .JPG preserves the quality though, so it would be convenient just to upload the .JPG files. What do you recommend?
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