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  1. I didn't see a August 2018 I-751 topic so I thought I'd start one. Preparing to send mine in less than a week! It might be quite a number of pages... Anyone else filing in August 2018 and is getting their packet ready?
  2. Hi, My fiance received an RFE letter in the mail after 5 months. Before the letter was delivered we were speculating that the RFE might be about the case of my fiance that happened 20 years ago where he plead guilty to a case of groping a minor. Luckily, it was that (the USCIS had asked for me to submit my letter of intent to marry my fiance), my fiance gladly complied and mailed the letter the next day. My question is, does the USCIS normally sent all RFEs at once and if they are satisfied with the letter of intent to marry that we mailed thats it? That we only need to wait for their confirmation? Or will there be another RFE that might be mailed later on which might be related to my fiance case history 20 years ago? It wasn't a rape or physical abuse but groping and all his records were deleted. Please enlighten me as everyday that we are waiting for the update from the USCIS is putting a lot of stress on me and my fiance. Thank you.
  3. Hi all! I got an RFE letter from USCIS requesting more financial docs. My husband and I have prepared those already. The thing is that with my initial package I haven't included any proof of relationship. Now I'm thinking to include some photos and other stuff together with financial docs. It won't hurt, will it?
  4. Hi, everyone! I've been a long-time stalker of this forum — thanks for your never-ending advice and support for one another! Quick overview: I'm a US citizen who has been living in Kazakhstan since 2016 for study purposes. I married a Kazakhstani citizen in 2017, and now we're coming up on 2 years of marriage and are ready to start the IR-1 process and move to the US. Our situation is a bit complicated for a variety of reasons, but what I'm curious about right now is whether our evidence of a bona fide marriage will suffice, considering these limitations we're facing from Kazakhstani systems: 1) Kazakhstani banks don't have "joint banking." Instead, we have an account in my name with an extra debit card in his name which is linked to my account. There was no readily-available documentation of this that the bank could give us (i.e. no statement with both of our names on it), so we had to get a custom "spravka" (a remnant from the Soviet days which is basically a certificate of proof) confirming that he has this linked card. 2) My name is not on our apartment lease (which is not even an official legal document, just a written agreement between my husband and our landlady). I do, though, have a copy of my migration registration which lists our address as my place of registration. We also have a statement from our phone company which displays our names, numbers, and joint address. 3) He is on my health insurance policy through the university where I study/work. There is no read-out/statement I can receive to confirm this (our HR department is archaic), but we do have matching insurance cards which display the same policy number. I've scanned the fronts and backs of them. Do you think, despite the limitations, this will be enough to prove co-mingling of finances, cohabitation, etc.? We are also going to send airline receipts from a trip to his hometown, railway receipts from an upcoming vacation, lots of pictures from our wedding and other family gatherings, phone records, affidavits from family and friends, and our marriage certificate, of course. Is there anything else you can think of that might be a non-traditional way to evidence our shared finances, apartment, etc.? Thanks in advance!
  5. kex80148

    Omegle an IMB?

    Hello, My fiancé and I are currently going through the process of putting together the I-129F petition. We met on Omegle.com and since it is not considered an IMB to our knowledge, we wanted to make that as clear as possible to prevent an RFE. Since we could not find any Terms of Service, we just wanted to include the Privacy Policy and the Wikipedia article in addition to our explanation in the letter as follows: << I first met my fiancé online, on ‘omegle.com', which is a free online chat website that allows users to socialize with others without the need to register. (Please Note: omegle.com is not considered an International Marriage Broker. It is used free of charge and without the need to register. The service of Omegle randomly pairs users regardless of their location, origin, gender, or country of citizenship in one-on-one anonymous chat sessions. Omegle does not match U.S. citizens/residents with aliens as their principal business.) On this site, we chatted via webcam/audio and realized we shared many common interests and hobbies. On ‘omegle.com', We exchanged phone numbers in order to communicate via iMessage and FaceTime, which we still do today. >> Should that be enough of an explanation with the attached documents to prevent getting an RFE? Thank you so much in advance! Best, Kristen & Martin
  6. Hello community: Right in the middle of putting together all the documents to send my package to the USCIS I just noticed that some of the samples that I've seen online of support letters from friends includes their date and place of birth. Does someone knows if this is strictly necessary? I didn't find anything about that at the USCIS official website. Thanks in advance for any help provided. 😉
  7. Aleksandr_021

    Do we have enough evidence?

    Hello everyone. Currently Me and my US spouse are in the process of waiting for GK interview that is supposed to be approximately on October of 2019.So, after surfing through all of the Internet sources, I got really paranoid, because it seems like we have lack of evidence. I would be so thankful, If someone could evaluate the amount of stuff that we have now and give some advice. 1. pictures. We have tones of them from different big cities, with his family,while celebrating Christmas, with friends in the bar etc. even two of them from the hospital after my surgery. None of them with my relatives because they're homophobic and don’t really wanna know anything about my private life. 2. 5-6 post cards for our little anniversaries (1 month, 6 months), for Christmas etc. 3. Joint bank account that we made two weeks ago. It’s empty know but I hope it’s going to work 4. Joint health insurance. And papers for my surgery that was covered with it 5. Bank statements of his credit card that say that he paid for my classes at driver school and college where I currently study as a fact that he shares his money with me. more that 8k dollars for one year. I think it’s pretty sufficient evidence. 6. Our weakest point — evidence of cohobitation. 4-5 Bank statements on my name with his address on it , my college profile with the address on it and his phone number, the same with my pills’ receipts that are also have his address, as a fact that we live together. That’s it. 7. Tones of everyday messages on our Facebook. I also have a little message history with his sister where I thanked her for celebrating Christmas together. More than 17 mutual friends with him and common pictures + e-mail to my college professor where he presented hisself as a spouse. Unfortunately, he can’t add my name to his house bills, cause the property was built on family land had been already paid off and currently holds a reverse home equity loan. I literally begged him to add me somewhere but his answer is “our marriage and feelings are real. We have enough. Stop whining” and it drives me craze because I don’t really think so.
  8. Hi all. Here comes the wall of stupid text. Our ROC window opens on June 1. I work remotely for a software company and make over 5 times more than my husband on his good year - he works part-time bar and driving jobs. Plus, we moved across the country a few months ago, and while I continued working for the same company, it took him some time to find a job. That means that rent and loans come out of my paycheck. I don't really know how a joint account would make sense in that situation, but we can definitely open one, or I can add him to one of my credit card accounts with his own card. Do you think it makes sense opening a joint account at like a credit union, or can we just get a card for him with one of my accounts? Adding him as an authorized used for my primary credit card account is not an issue, I'll probably do that anyway now (although he's against that), and those cards could be used for groceries and gas. But with the majority of my paycheck going towards rent, bills and loans (which are in my name because of my income and credit) I don't even know how much I would be able to transfer to a joint bank account that it would mean anything. How does a joint bank account work? I have my checking for my direct deposit, and he has his own checking for his direct deposit. Would we need to change that? Or should I just dump the rent monies into that account and then write a check from it? (This could be difficult because transferring money between banks takes time and my rent is considered late the day after I get paid. My only hope here is that the landlord takes a couple of days to cash the checks.) All other bills and loans that I pay are in my name, so I don't know if paying them from a joint account makes sense. Another thing is that he has a few accounts in collections and a delinquent student loan - the latter means that IRS takes his refunds. For that reason we file as "married filing separately", because my refund helps us cover some bills, and in 2017 it actually paid the AOS fees. Can we just explain the student loan thing in the cover letter, or do we have to file jointly and file form 8379 (Injured Spouse Allocation)? Other than that: • we got both our names on the lease • one of the cars has both our names on the title • we have the same insurance policy for both cars (with both of us listed as drivers for each, but the policy is in my name) • he's on my health insurance • I will work with the notary to draw a power of attorney for each of us • Our apartment community just changed hands and the new owners can now add my husband's name to the utilities bill I also have him as a beneficiary of my checking and savings, and of my Acorns Later (IRA). Not sure if it would be possible to get some sort of official proof of the beneficiary thing though. I also reached out to the electricity provider and asked if they can add my husband to the account. I have Spotify Family for the two of us, but I doubt that would count, and how to prove it Oh! I also have him listed as associate with AAA but no official way of proving that (our cards have different numbers on them). We each have our own cell service plans with different providers (he likes to change providers, and it kinda helps being on different networks when we are somewhere with poor coverage). I know this is not a neat list that people usually post I'm mostly worried how much the separate tax returns and the absence of a joint bank account will matter.
  9. I was wondering if I can just include the first page of our joint bank statement or do I have to include the whole statement including expenses/deposits?
  10. Hi. My temporary green card was expired on AUG 2018 and I went to a local USCIS office to get a stamp and got 1 year additional. ( My previous Green card was taken by an officer). A few days later, I got a letter from the USCIS that extends 1year and half of extension of my conditional resident which has to be along with my previous green card. But the issues are, 1. I don't have the previous green card that can have 1year and half extended time( the stamp on my passport will be expired 8 months earlier than the letter approved) 2. I also got a letter from USCIS that requires additional documents which evidence good faith of my marriage. My question is 1. How I can use the allowed 1year and half extended time without a previous green card? 2. Can I get another stamp on my passport if I can't get a permanent resident card within expired date on my stamp which is July 2019.( I just submitted additional documents) Please help
  11. ‎ألسّلامُ عليكمُ و رحمةُ اللّهِ و بركاتهُ Starting in the Name of ALLAH( GOD), The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful I'm creating this Specific TOPIC on this Forum to help all those Pakistani people who are in middle of transition for applying K-1, K-3 I-29F visa or Spouse Visa and willing to help other Pakistani from their Experience. Please share your experience from Start to End. Filling Form NOA1 NOA2 NVC RFE Embassy/Consulate Medical Interview POE Experience Note : Please keep your post related to TOPIC .
  12. My husband and I have a joint bank account together, however, we just opened the account and our most recent statement says we have nothing in the account. Would a blank check from that account (which obtains both our first and last names) be sufficient enough to scan (front and back) and use as evidence? We also have another joint bank account here in Canada, I have statements and proof of consistent deposits and withdraws from that account, which we are also using as evidence for THAT specific account.
  13. I have lived in 3 different places since after i got my green card. i managed to get and save my current and last residence information (lease, utility bills, letters) to be a supporting document for my I751. The problem is, with my first residence. We lived in my father in-laws' property and we didn't have any rent or utilities that we needed to pay. We also had a mailing address which we used in everything. Now, i don't know how to prove that we lived in that address. I was thinking of getting an affidavit of previous residence but i don't know how to proceed with it. My FIL is always so busy and i doubt he'll have time to help me with this and we live across the country. I need to submit my ROC packet asap. Any tips and suggestions? Thank you!
  14. Hello all, I'm hoping someone will be able to offer some advice, I've see a few posts on various forums about this particular matter but have yet to see an answer or definitive outcome to this situation. Some context about my case - For nearly two years I have been working on my O1 visa case with my lawyers; Kate Raynor & Associates. I have two job offers in Los Angeles waiting for me as a musician; one to join a band and the other to be an on call session guitarist to one of LA's top song writer/producers. We submitted my case with USCIS in June 2017 to which I was asked for more evidence. I was annoyed but did as requested and gathered more evidence then re-submitted at the end of October 2017. I then received a positive outcome mid December 2017 stating my O1 visa had been approved. I booked an appointment for my interview and to send off my passport to get stamped at the US embassy in London on January 3rd 2018. The interview didn't go as expected as I was told they would need to review my case further, the next day I received an email from the embassy with a 'notification of revocation'. The decision will now go back to USCIS who will either agree with the London embassy's recommendation to revoke my visa, or they might still think I deserve the O1 (I would think they would side with the embassy though). The average response time from USCIS seems to be about 6-12 months, possibly longer. As anyone can understand this is pretty ridiculous as no job offer will realistically wait indefinitely for an answer, even if it is positive, especially in the music industry. I have been given no specific reason as to why they are trying to revoke my visa other than one short line in the email saying 'The request for revocation is based on further administrative review of the applicant’s qualifications conducted subsequent to your visa interview at Embassy London.' This seems incredibly unreasonable as the interview only lasted about 5 minutes, I was asked about 5--10 questions which were somewhat vague, so I was unable to talk about 90% of the evidence that granted me the initial approval. It also appeared the consular officer who interviewed me had no previous knowledge of my case, so was basing the entirety of his decision on my answers in that moment. Does anyone have any knowledge/experience on how to resolve this matter quickly, ideally with the visa ultimately being approved? (as it has been approved in principal in the US). This decision will have massive long term ramifications on my life as, from now on, if I travel to any other country and they ask if I have ever been denied a visa, I will have to say yes and explain why. This will obviously count against me and will potentially impact my ability to work as, being a musician, I'm often required to travel all over the world for gigs. So the embassy's decision to refuse a visa to work in the US will now risk my ability to work anywhere else. It will also affect the band and producer who have offered me jobs as they will now have to start looking for other guitarists to fill my spot until this matter can be resolved, which again will affect their ability to work and progress. Thanks for reading, I can give more info if needed, I didn't want to post too much straight away as that'll probably scare people off! Jake
  15. I’m preparing evidence of a bona fide marriage. I have sooo many pictures from my trip and from videochats. I am trying to put 4-6 pictures per page of word documents. The problem is that I also need to include call logs, conversation from our chats, receipts from Xoom, MoneyGram, and Ding, and proof of my travel and lodging. I’ve only been to my husband’s country once, so I feel like photos carry a lot of weight... How many pages is appropriate? Can pages be front and back?
  16. We are prepping my wife’s online N400 application and here is a list of what I added to her application. Greencard (back/front) 3yr joint tax transcripts marriage certificate My US passport Our Sons birth certificate Court order name change doc joint owed property deed Do I need to add the i751 evidence? (Bank statements, credit statements, joint bill statement ect)
  17. Just found out that AT&T only provides free online access to past 16 monthly bills. In our case, the earliest free bill covers the time period of Jun 2017. However, we got married in Sep 2016, my wife's removal of condition window opens on Oct 21, 2018. She got her own cell phone number (I have paid for both of ours) in Sep 2016 too. Do you think the past 16 monthly bills are enough? or we better to pay AT&T and get all older bills? And if anyone here has paid AT&T and got the older bills before, could you please let us know if AT&T emails the electronic copy or it's hardcopy only? and how long does it take to get the older bills from AT&T? Thank you very much in advance!
  18. When filing AOS, we will obviously include our marriage certificate... but I was wondering what other supporting documents are needed? We can include photos of our ceremony and a copy of our rental agreement to prove joint residence but the only other thing we have is a joint gym membership which I don't know what kind of document I could use to prove that. We don't have any bank accounts together yet because he just recently received his SSN. Any ideas/recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
  19. Hi Everyone, I'm putting together my file and I realized that including our drivers licenses may not be so simple as: 1. We were still on our mother in law's car insurance until August 2018 at our previous address (we moved here Sept 2017) 2. I only updated the address on my card when I renewed in March 2018 3. My wife only renewed in August 2018 4. The first insurance in our names AND our current address was done in August 2018. I'm worried our laziness, in part due to if anything came to the old address we could pick up in 10 minutes, will cast doubt on my application. Any advice? Best, Richard
  20. Hey everyone, I received my interview appointment letter today, only 2 weeks after my EAD came through (feels surprisingly quick??!) and I/we have our interview scheduled for October 10th, a little over a month away. We only just opened the letter and read through everything but I instantly had a pretty important question. My wife filled out the I-864 Affidavit of Support and we submitted that with the I-485 application back in March. I understand that I don't need to bring a new I-864, having already submitted one (though I will of course bring a copy just in case) BUT in a weeks time my wife will be leaving her job to start a new business. Are they going to ask us/her whether her information for the original I-864 is still up to date? Will we need to provide proof of income for the new business? It's a start-up so besides the money we have to put in the business in the first place, we won't have any evidence of income to show. Is that going to be a problem? She potentially has the option of staying on at her old job for another few weeks so that she would technically still be employed there at the time of the interview. It's not ideal as our new business really needs us to focus fully on getting everything set up for our proposed launch mid October. I guess I'm trying to find out whether my wife has to stay at her job and/or, whether us starting a new business is going to be a problem in the interview, having already submitted the I-864 with information about her current (soon to be old) job. We would really appreciate any help or guidance you may have on this one. We weren't expecting the interview anywhere near as soon as it is and although it's great that it's happening so quickly, it's coming at a super awkward time with our financial situation... Thank you in advance, Peter.
  21. Hi all, We’re a bit panicked and need some advice. We applied i-751, to remove condition on my permanent resident status after 2 years of temporary one. And just received RFE, asking for more evidence that we lived together, especially for finance jointment. Here’s a thing.. 1. since my husband was a full time student till very recent, we didn’t have joint account. 2. Also for utility bills like phone and all those, we never got bothered to change so his phone is under parents and mine under his name. 3. For lease, most of times we lived on his school housing so I’m only registered as a tanent under his lease. Also utility was fully included.. 4. Insurance. We were kind of in a budget so he got benefit from the school and i got my own. We just joined since he started working. 5. No cars.. Luckly we filed tax jointly so that one we can send again( we missed to sign) We’re really scared.. Thinking if we should get an attorney but not so cheap in new york city.. Please help us out sharing your experience or opinion. Any idea is appreciated. Thanks!!
  22. I am preparing the I-134 for the K1 visa petition, and wanted to confirm instructions about what evidence I need. I know that there are several methods to qualify as a sponsor such as income, assets, etc. I believe that based on income alone, I have at least several times what I need to qualify as a sponsor for the I-134, and can supply a letter from my employer and tax returns/transcripts for the past year where I've worked at the company (other years as well, but I didn't make as much before that). I also have other assets such as cash and life insurance and other property that could be entered into the form, although they wouldn't be what I would be primarily counting on to qualify. Some of the information I've read seemed a bit confusing/conflicting. Some suggest to only put the assets you want to use to qualify such as employment information and tax returns, others seem to suggest to enter all your financial information (job, assets, insurance, real estate, etc.), and that the Officer will just prioritize income without looking much at the other stuff if that alone qualifies. I am curious what other people tend to put on the form ,particularly how detailed they get if they already qualify on income alone. Also, does it make sense to list the previous 3 years of tax returns as some suggest, if I didn't make a significant amount of money in the first 2 years (in which case I would only submit the return for the year I made a useful amount of money in)?
  23. Hi everyone , hope that you all having a good day So i have a question about the evidence of relationship , we started doing our k1 visa packge because my fiance work all the day he don't have enough time to do it , so i'm doing it I was wondering if i did a screenshot of our messages and calls with my phone it's going to affect our visa ? because they will know that i did it by the names and the pictures ? is that ok ! thank you everyone ☺️
  24. Hello, my fiancé (American; petitioner) and I (German; beneficiary) want to file for I-129F and we already did a lot of research on what documents should be provided. However, due to this new regulation in September 2018 we are unsure if certain documents should be provided, although they are technically not required: - should we include not only a copy of the birth certificate of the petitioner, but also a copy + certified translation of my (beneficiary) birth certificate? We are hesitating to do so, because we don't know if there is a time limit for how old the certified translation can be at the maximum when using it for the interview. If there is for example a time limit that it can't be older than 6 months, then it does not make sense to provide it now and having to pay for the translation twice. Does anyone know if there is a time limit? - how many pictures should we include? Thank you so much for your help!
  25. I got a letter from U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services, saying the evidence I gave them that my marriage with the woman that brought me to USA was of good faith, they want Bank joint account and things similar to that. The woman was the problem she was seeing her long time boy friend sometimes she brought him into the house, so we separated and divorced with her a month ago for the fear of my life, I stayed out of their way because the boy friend was capable of doing bad thing to me. I don’t knowhat to do, I am so confused. According to the letter, if I don’t send more evidence they will deny my request to remove conditions. Any one who has been through a case like mine. I need advice.