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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. Hello guys!! Have a good day! I’m just wondering if it is possible/necessary to file taxes jointly if the spouse is currently out of US and does not make any taxable income? Also I’m a us citizen and I just got back to US after living a few years with my spouse in Sri Lanka and I got a job offer here which makes over 150% on federal poverty guidelines and since I haven’t filed any taxes while I was living in Sri Lanka (because my income in SL was too low to file taxes) How do I prove that my income is sufficient and will continue to support my spouse & he will not be a public charge?
  3. I filed i751 bona fide marriage with divorce/annulment pending procedings. I had an interview with uscis officer and once i handed him my annulment decree he said he can't adjudicate my case and interview me because legally my marriage never existed. If the law says that marriage never existed why does the form allows me to choose an option of bona fide marriage waiver ended in annulment? I waisted my money, time, only to go to USCIS and being refused an interview? The officer never looked at my bona fide evidence nor asked me questions. Is that some kind of loophole or misleading immigration law? I'm devastated. Anybody knows what I can Do? File a complain, write to Ombudsman?
  4. Hello VJ members! I hope you're all well! If anyone can shed light on a current situation I would greatly appreciate it! I am currently gathering documents to send to my finace for his interview. However one of things on the checklist requires evidence of domicile. What documents are acceptable? I am already sending pay stubs and other bank documents which include my legal name and the address I reside at. What other forms would I need to send for evidence? I didn't think I would need to send more evidence considering everything so far has my name and address. Should I send credit card bills statement? I'm just a little confused as to what I should send that would be acceptable. Any feedback would be great!
  5. Hi, Im about to file my GreenCard adjustment of status from O1 to K3 application through marriage, do I as the beneficiary (applying for my green card) need to provide my Tax returns for the past 3 years also? Thanks
  6. HI All, So I asked my local Congresswoman to step in after hearing nothing for 2 months on our AP. She did and to my amazement got a detailed response. Backstory....So after my fiance had a very good interview back in September in Jordan and was told by interviewer "Everything looks good congratulations and have a seat" we got called to a final window where they returned his passport and said we will call you in a few days. That followed with another email saying we will call you shortly. Shortly turned into 2 months. Via email they requested proof of evidence of our relationship. Ok of all things????!!! That was the most obvious. But ok...we sent them the same stack we dropped off 2 week prior to interview and even more....chat logs, video logs, call logs, photos, photos with family, family statements and then some...I loaded them. He sent it them via Aramex. They said "Received! Give us 4-5 days". That was on November 5th. Congressional aid stepped in recently and sent them an email with a confusing reply from Embassy that read "They are refused under INA221g pending evidence. Once we are done Administrative Processing we will update you". The Congresswomans intern was confused. She said "I don't know what it is they actually confused me . You are either refused or under AP. However you submitted evidence 2 months ago". I filled her in. I told her we never received a 221g but I guess asking via email is the same? Never knew! At any rate, the evidence was sent in. By the way interview questions were simple...just 5, same as the others, I know my petition was flawless. No issues. Congress is sending another email today and will ask for clarification. However, has anyone in here gone through the same?
  7. Good Morning and Happy New Year! If this is in the wrong area, please feel free to move it. My husband will be applying for citizenship next month based on our continued marriage of at least 3 years. We have been waiting for an interview for his ROC since September 2019. The way things are looking with the Atlanta field office, I don't think we'll receive an interview date prior to his eligibility date. He became a legal permanent resident on 5/1/17, so based on the USCIS early calculator he would be eligible to file on 2/1/2020. He is going to apply on 2/2/2020 to make sure there are no issues with early filing. For those who have filed or are thinking of filing, what do you think of the below evidence? I appreciate any suggestions or advice. We included what was required per the instructions and a little extra just in case. Thank you so much! Form G-1450 Authorization for Credit Card Transactions in the amount of $725. My completed form N-400. A photocopy of both sides of my Permanent Resident Card A copy of the inside front cover and signature page of my wife’s current US passport and my current Mexican passport. A copy of my wife’s US birth certificate. My marriage application (indicating my name change) and marriage certificate). My current driver’s license and my wife’s current driver’s license My Selective Service Information Letter and additional supporting documentation relating to my failure to register. 2016,2017, and 2018 joint tax account and tax returns. A screenshot of our lease information indicating our move in date was 9/14/15 and lease renewal documents from 2018 to 2020. Copy of Bank loan application with Me as “Borrower 1” and My wife as “Borrower 2” signed on June 30, 2017. Screenshot of payments from joint loan from July 2017 to June 2018. Bank statements from our joint account from June 2018-December 2019. Retirement statements from our joint account from December 2017-December 2019. Joint financial plan from our financial planner Mrs. H Documents from our joint purchase of the Truck from July 2019. Joint AAA insurance from June 2017-June 2020. Joint medical, dental, and vision benefits confirmation form from Wife’s employer along with a copy of our joint medical cards. Joint AAA membership card since 2016 and joint Sams Club membership since September 2015. Flight and hotel confirmation along with an itinerary from our trip to California in December 2019. Photos from the start our relationship in 2010 to present. Original certified copy of court disposition from August 31, 2010 in City, State when I received a Driver’s License Violation citation. Original certified copy of court disposition from April 2012 in City, State when I received a No Driver’s License and No Brake Lights License violation. Original certified copy of court disposition from City, State in April 2017 for No Driver’s License and Improper Lane Change. Copy of Judicial Correction Services, Inc receipt showing my probation fees paid and that my probation has been successfully terminated. Copy of Proof of Incarceration in May 2017 which satisfied probation requirements.
  8. Hi all, I'm trying to gather all of the documents I need for the K1 interview at the London Embassy. I read somewhere at the start of this process that you should gather more recent evidence of your relationship to take with you as proof, though I can't seem to find anything in UK specific forums or on the official embassy website. Should I be looking through our chat logs again and printing evidence or is it not necessary?
  9. Hello everybody, I am soon going to apply to remove the conditions on my green-card. When I applied for my temporary one instead of hiring a lawyer I took the advices from you guys. So again here I am :) When I went my initial green-card interview I got approved on the spot and the interviewer gave me a temporary greencard (Which one was valid for 1 year) on the spot. It is bc the interview was two days before Valentine’s Day and my spouse told the interviewer he would want to take me to Canada( we live on the border with Canada) and our cool interviewer gave us that piece of paper which can be use as a greencard. My question is should I include that one in my package ?? Also, my spouse has a child from his ex and I have a great relationship with her. Should I include my pictures with her? And should I refer her as my “stepchild” or my spouse’s “ child” I just want to be sure which one would be more appropriate? thanks 😊
  10. Hi I'm hoping someone would be able to assist. In the summer of 2017 i started talking to my now wife from the UK over facebook. (we met via a comment i made on a news video) We met in person in the sept 2017, she stayed for two weeks. When she returned during xmas 2017 i proposed and my wife chose to stay in the USA so we can marry and begin AOS. I married my now wife, in March 2018. July 2018 rolls through and i'm made redundant, we had no money as we were made broke by bills (a only one working) My wife was 112 days overstayed when i lost my job which is when my father in law advised he would sponsor me for work. Once we got to the UK, my father in law made a confession that he had no means to sponsor me and my wife was unable to meet the visa guidelines to sponsor me. Since then (july 2018) i have been living within the UK at my in laws house with my wife. I have filed taxes for both 2017-2018 and 2018-2019, haven't worked since in the UK. I'm ready to return home to the USA! I've since joined a I-130 page on facebook, and was told i don't have a strong case for intent to domicile or domicile proof? I have a bank account still in the USA which i use for money transfers from my family I am able to provide an employment offer from my cousin who owns his own muffler shop, My mail goes to to my grandpa's house which is were my mom & step dad live; this would be my intended resident upon return to the usa, until i am able to lease a house/flat for myself and my wife. my step dad AND my mom can provide affidavits of support which far exceed the 125% poverty guideline. I've been gone 15 months, but i'm concerned that my petition will not be granted after being advised on facebook that my intent to domicile is not sufficient enough, not even if i return upon receipt of noa2 (which we have been advised as long as i return home upon receipt of noa2 everything should be fine?) I sure do hope there are people who can assist with this!!! I do not mind leaving my wife to go to the USA, as we have spoke about accepting the heartache for the time we have to spend apart. P.s would my wifes green card be permanent as by the time all the paperwork has been filed we would have superceeded the 2 year anniversary of our marriage. Thank you for reading and i hope i get some insight into this. Regards, Mark.
  11. I was responsible for managing the bills and my spouse used to transfer me money during the month for our expenses (That is basically why we opened a joint account). Sometimes when she transfer money, she would write me a note. Those notes could be sometime a little inappropriate. We both had dirty sense of humor, we never really assumed anyone will take a look at the statements, so I am wondering is it okay to just conceal those notes with the sharpie like the president? I will not touch the amount or the transaction info tho. Also, I am not keen that the USCIS IO keen of Zelle and such money transfer, do I need to explain to them how Zelle works? I can ask my soon to be ex wife for a bank statement to prove that she is the one transferred the money; other than that, the statement usually shows her first and last name, bank name and #, and amount
  12. My I-751 has been deemed abandoned and denied because I failed to submit the requested additional evidence (I had already sent these requested documents for my N-400, and mistakenly disregarded what I thought was a duplicate request for the I-751). There even have been two naturalization interviews that USCIS de-scheduled onsite due to this matter. Following this, I submitted my I-290B (within the requested timeline), as a request for a motion to reopen and a motion to reconsider. As of today it has been over four months since USCIS received my application and cashed the check. Would you reapply with a new I-751 application because USCIS cannot provide a timeframe for the processing of the I-290B we previously sent? My green card extension stamp, which is in my passport, expires May 2020.
  13. My American SO and I met in Israel ( I had to fly there too, because we both wanted to visit Jerusalem), and he ran across overly suspicious security agents in Ben Gurion, who confiscated his laptop and entry & exit permits, as he was about to board a plane back to the USA. As the result, my love permanently lost both his laptop and the primary evidence of his visit. That has been our only meeting IRL so far. He applied for my K-1 this Spring and 3 months later we got the RFE for not including passport style pictures and the evidence of meeting. Unfortunately Israel no longer stamps passports, so those entry & exit permits are extremely important. I've got all my documents, including the Israeli stay permits, passport stamps, proving I left my own country and later got back, boarding passes, flight itinerary, paid hotel receipt and what not. My fiancé , however, has only the boarding pass from Israel to the USA, a paid flight itinerary and a paid hotel receipt ( we stayed at the same hotel), as well as our picture , where we were holding our Israeli stay permits. It was taken from a distance, and one can't see those permits clearly. We called the Israeli Embassy, and they said, they could mail him the government entry & exit records, corroborating his visit, but it would take more than a month, and our deadline was in the beginning of September, so we had to respond to the RFE and send them what evidence we had. Do you think, it will be enough or not? My elderly father has serious heart problems, and his condition hasn't really improved since I told him the news...
  14. Hello, I am a U.S. citizen filing form I-130 along with I-485, I-864, and I-765 for my father. We have all requested evidence except for one divorce decree of a marriage he had prior to the one with my mom. The document is in Venezuela, and given the unstable/disputed government situation it is very difficult or close to impossible to retrieve without being there or paying someone to do so, also, my dad's ex-wife lives in Europe now and does not have it with her and suggested she has gotten rid of it. We were informed by an Venezuelan unofficial source, who knows the subject, that such decree (from 1980) is part of what they call "dead files" and possibly not easily retrievable at this point. Would this prompt for a request for more evidence? Even if I am providing proof of the legal marriage between my parents at the moment of my birth, and my birth certificate? If I have to add something in lieu of this missing document, what could it be? Thanks in advance.
  15. Hello all :) So, I sent in my RFE and am now waiting for the decision and or to be notified. I have one question! When they say that USCIS will be mailing their decision, does it get mailed to my husband (aka my petitioner in the States where the RFE and NOA were sent to) or does it get sent to me? (aka the beneficiary living in Korea) It also states that they have received our response to the RFE on August 28, 2019. Does anyone have an estimate of when the process will be over? Hopefully we will be able to FINALLY escape from USCIS and move on to NVC processing. Also, who else has dealt with RFEs? Please let me know how it went for you guys :) Thank you :D
  16. Hi, We have many receipts from pubs, hotels. We payed with card at the same time and at the same places. On the receipts, there are our card number's last 4 numbers, and the date of payment. We attach our bank card's copy, so it means they can see we payed at these places. My question is, should these receipts been translated? Because every other information on it is a foreign text, except the dates, and the places names, and city.
  17. My I-751 interview is on April 25, 2019. I am the applicant and my spouse is the U.S. citizen. I have gathered a huge chunk of evidence required by them per their interview summons letter. I was hoping to get some clarification on two of the instructions listed. I have formatted the wordings exactly as it appears on the letter. 1. Bring 2 additional photos of the lawful permanent resident applicant Is a walgreens or target print of picture taken at home with a phone sufficient or do I need to go to a studio to get a standard passport size and style picture made? 2. All bills or receipts should include your name. Please bring evidence showing names and dates from the beginning of the marriage through this month. Now, I am submitting a lot of bills with both (my spouse and myself) of our names on it. - Should I also include bills with just my name on it? - I am submitting more or less the most recent copy of the utility bills for the various addresses we've lived at over the years. Should I submit every utility bill for every month we've lived at a location?
  18. Hi all, my fiancee (the petitioner) has just posted the supporting documents for the interview (which will be in london later this month/early next month. The bank stuff she posted for herself and the joint sponsor is from almost two months ago, will it be considered out of date as it will likely be 2 months old when i receive it, and would i therefore get a request for up to date bank information at the interview? Thanks in advance
  19. Hi there, We are trying to gather evidence to prove our marriage is bona fide. My husband is Canadian, living in Canada still—I am a US citizen, living in the US. Because we have never lived together, we do not have many of the suggested items (no joint lease, very little co-mingling of finances, no children...), and are relying heavily on other forms of proof such as photos together, tickets from visits or events we attended together. EDIT: I also made sure he's my primary beneficiary on life insurance and retirement accounts, and added him to my health insurance policy. We do not have access to any logs of our chat messages from when we first started talking to each other in 2007, but I do have a lot of messages from Facebook (which was our primary method of communication for quite some time). However, when I went to download and export our thread, I realized it is ~1,500 pages. My question is whether I really ought to include all of these in our packet? Or should I maybe take a page or two from each of the years I have logs for? Just trying to avoid a nightmare printing an assembling that monster if it's not even recommended...
  20. Hi We are about to submit the AOS packet along with the EAD and AP forms via FedEx. But do we really need to include proof of relationship aside from the marriage certificate that we have? And do green card applicants always go through interview or are/were there some who sent enough proof of relationship already in the AOS packet so that they were exempted for an interview?
  21. I am in the process of assembling and organizing proofs of bonafide relationship for our i-130 submission for CR1 spouse visa. 1.) Do I have to write in details of each proof of relationship item on the cover letter, like below, for example: Evidence of bona fide marriage: · Beneficiary Designation Form (UNUM Life Insurance) · Beneficiary Designation Form (John Hancock Retirement Plan Services) · Employee’s Emergency Contact Info · Affidavits sworn to or affirmed by petitioner and beneficiary’s friend, having a personal knowledge of the bona fides of the marital relationship. · Petitioner’s flight ticket to Taiwan for engagement · Petitioner’s flight ticket to Taiwan for wedding · Petitioner and beneficiary’s flight tickets for honeymoon · Purchase receipt for engagement ring · Purchase receipt for wedding ring · Photos (total 30 photos) Or, can I just write a simple one sentence: “Evidence of bona fide marriage (photos, receipts, affidavits, tickets, etc.)” Which one that usually USCIS prefer? 2.) Do I have to write down the brief summary/story on how I know and meet my wife for the first time until we got married? From what I know this usually required for fiancee visa but we are already married in Taiwan and applying for spouse visa, so wonder if this is still needed. 3.) I plan to mail our application to the lockbox facility in Phoenix, AZ since I resides in CA. Is it better to use USPS or Fedex/DHL?? Because I see if send by USPS it will be to PO Box address but if use Fedex/DHL it will be to real address where a person there can receive and sign it. Thank you in advance for your help.
  22. Does USCIS accept Docusign apartment lease agreements? If not should I ask managment to provide me a pen sign agreement?
  23. 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
  24. I am worried we don't have enough evidence. So far this is what we have: - 11 pictures of us, including two of our marriage. We have met each others families and friends but sadly did not take any pictures with them. - All boarding passes and passport stamps (3 visits for now, will have one more in the future) - A few receipts of places we went together, like museums or parks - Receipts of the money we exchanged when we visited each other - Hotel and airbnb receipts. - Copy of military dependent ID card (only lasts 90 days for not having a SSN) I have been reading here what else we can include but since we live in different countries this is all we have. I was thinking of maybe including screenshots of our conversations but I don't know how much that would help. Same with affidavits, as they seem they are not strong evidence. Is this enough?
  25. So with all this time on my hands while I wait for my NOA2, lets talk chat/phone/video logs: 1. Chats. I heard about 5 to 6 flash screens of chat per month would suffice. If they are not in English, each one would have to be translated? Where do you put the translation? On the back of each flash screen? 2. Call/Video logs. We mostly call/video through Facebook messenger. I’m having the hardest time finding a way to collect all the call logs and video logs. Does anyone know of a way on messenger?? Thanks all.
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