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  1. Hello everyone! So I submit a inquiry about my case been out processing time and I received this message: “Your case is currently under review. You should receive a decision or notice of other action shortly.” If someone had received that message after how long y’all received the EAD card/approved case? Thanks for reading. Good luck everyone! 🤞🍀 ps: I expedite (even if its out processing time) because i have a job offer and i asked for Congressional help.
  2. Hi, I have a pending I485 application for employment based green card, with I131/I765 and I140 approved. My husband also has a pending I485 through his employer, however, there is a significant risk that his employer will lay him off in the next couple of months before his I485 i adjudicated. We only recently got married (after our cases were first filed). Due to the risk of being laid off, we are now going to add him to my adjustment of status application, however, we are getting conflicting advice about whether his existing I485 application through his employer needs to be cancelled first. His employer's lawyer is saying it does need to be cancelled before he gets added to my application, and my employer's lawyers are saying nothing needs to be done as long as we advise USCIS of the other application using he A number assigned to my husband. Can you please help clarify?
  3. Hey, my case is filed under f2a. I’m on NVC stage atm while my husband’s greencard about to expire. Could this affect my case in any way? Can I take his expired status to my interview? Also, my brother in law who’s going to be my joint sponsor has an expired greencard, can he still become a joint sponsor? I’m worried about my husband’s status. What should we do? Please help a girl!! Thank you.
  4. Hi All, I really hope someone could help me here. Yes, there are attorneys out there, who could answer my questions, but I don't have the financial means to pay for one. I've also tried to seek free legal advice, but no one in New York City seems to have availability until January, 2020. I simply can't wait that long. To make a long story short, here are some basic facts about my situation: 1) Entered the US (last entry) on an O1 Visa (Feb. 2019) 2) My job was terminated in July, 2019 3) Got married in July and applied for I-485, I-130, and I-765 4) I accidentally applied under the wrong category, C35, the first few times. It wasn't until a USCIS officer told me the category might be wrong. I had my biometrics taken in September, so everything seems to be on track with the I-485 and I-130. The I-765, however, has been denied a handful of times, and while it may be my own fault, I'm starting to questioning every single part on the form. I simply don't know what to put in certain boxes. It's getting frustrating because we're living off of my husbands salary, and I really want/need to go back to work asap. My questions are as follow: 1) I had EAD before back in 2017, but under a different category. My request for employment should be "initial," correct? 2) I entered the US on an O1 visa, but lost that status immediately followed by my termination. What is my current status, then? 3) Should I still attach my old EAD card even though it isn't relevant for this category? 4) The category I'm filing under is C9, correct? Thank you, and have a wonderful day! Best, Daniel
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    I've filed online to renew my 10 year green card. Already have my biometrics taken like 7 days ago. Since then the online status says "Case Is Being Actively Reviewed By USCIS" and under case history tab it says biometrics were reviewed on the same day they were taken. So from here on how long will it take to get my actual greencard in the mail. On the day of my biometrics, they added an extension for one year to my expired greencard. But I'm trying to buy a home. The underwriters are asking for valid or new greencard and would not issue the Closing disclosures until then. We have to close the home by 23rd October. Will I get my green card by then? Any help is much appreciated!
  6. Hi everyone, tomorrow i have an infopass appointment and I would like to know if i can expedite my case at my visit. (I have good reasons so please don’t start saying stuff like “what makes you so special that you need to expedite?” ) Good Luck everyone! 🤞🍀
  7. Hi everyone, With the new law I am super worried about my mom's approval. I am petitioner and we approved by USCIS on October 3rd. I make 26K/year, still in school but will make at least 40K/year when I graduate next year. Total with my husband we make like almost 90k/year for this year alone. We never under public assistant (food stamp, medicaid, social security, and so on). We only have 1 child. My mom is a retiree, she is 53 and housewife. I saw a post before that she got denied because the embassy worker concern about she will need public assistance as soon as she arrive in the US. Well for me, we make enough money to support my mom (noted that she also have 2 kids under the age of 17. We already support them from here as well) and I am very sure that she will not go under any public assistance when she gets here. Could anyone reasure me that I do not have to be worried based on my income and situations? Please help!!!
  8. Hi all, looking for some help... I just received notice that my I-751 has been deemed abandoned because I did not reply to a request for evidence that I did not receive. I filed my I-751 in May 2018 and received and extension until November 2019. In January my Green Card was stolen (along with my Canadian Passport) and I went through the process of getting a I-551 in February 2019. When I got the I-551 the agent told me everything was really backed up and extended my status until February 2020. I have also been following along with the I-751 timeline posted on VisaJourney website which showed me that my wait didn't seem out of the ordinary. I was shocked to see my I-751 was denied. My wife and I are indeed married and in good faith. We live together, share bank accounts and car leases, all of which I provided as evidence in my removal of conditions application. I now work as a teacher and coach but may loose out on my job because we didn't receive one mailed notice?!?! This seems surreal. Any advice on my situation would be greatly appreciated, we are trying to figure out how to fill I-290b (do we appeal the decision or motion to reconsider?) and are seeking out an immigration lawyer. Thank you in advance!
  9. Hello Everyone!!! I am writing this feeling very sad ,and confused about the fact that my Wife,and I got separated. I am filing for the divorce pretty soon since our marriage is irreparable. I do not want to write here many details because I wouldn't finish. My remove of condition is on July, 2020 but since I am getting divorce now, can I file sooner with the waiver?? I came here thru a K1 visa,I've been marriage for 2.5 years. I do have proofs that my marriage was bona fide. Got proofs of why I decided to finally separate. I am the husband, the beneficiary of the K1 visa. Thanks in advance!
  10. Hi I have a question regarding “provide your most recent address outside the United States where you lived for more than one year”. I am from China and have been studying in Europe before coming to US. My address in Europe is not more than a year since I moved frequently. In this case, should I put my address in China? And for the dates - should I put till the date I came to the states (2011) or till the date I went to Europe (2009) appreciate the help!
  11. I’m a US Citizen living in India. I want to file for a green card for my husband however I am not sure of the process hence I would appreciate advice from the experienced members on few of my my questions. Here’s a little background about my case. My husband and I met in the US in 2016 and thereafter got married in Oct/2017. Our wedding was attended by both the families and it is registered in the US. Thereafter my husband(who was working on H1B visa in US) moved back to India in June/2018 due to some family issues and I followed as well in Sep/2018. I was settled in NJ before moving to India and I was working though I am unemployed in India. 1. Where should I file the I-130 2. Since I am no longer working can I have my parents as a cosponsor in the I-864 income support 3. Do I need to be in the U.S to file I-130 4. How long does it take from filing I-130 to IR1 interview Thank you for taking the time to read through all this.
  12. Hello! My fiancé arrived in the United States on a K1 Visa on September 10, 2019. We got married on September 12, 2019. Is it worth it to apply for the I-765 and pay the fee or should we just wait on the greencard? What is the timeline on getting the work permit vs waiting for green card? Can we apply for his social security card right away? I need to add him onto my health benefits, but they need a social security number. Please advise.
  13. Hi guys! I am new to this forum, I have some questions and would greatly appreciate any help from you. Thank you!! My current status is F1 STEM OPT. My wife, who is a US citizen, and I married in July. We are looking to apply for a marriage green card for me. Correct me if I am wrong, but according to research, I think our case is pretty straightforward since I am already in the US, entered lawfully, no criminal history, etc. Our main concern is about the affidavit of support. Our situations: 1. My wife (sponsor) is self-employed and she owns an online store. She has been self-employed for the past two years, but she is just starting to turn a profit this year. She is projected to make 40K this year. Since she has just started making money this year, she cannot use her tax documents from last year to prove income. She can only use her financial statements to back up her income. We are worried that it may be a problem by her not having a "stable" source of income. 2. My job currently pays 60K. I have a stable income and has been working this job for 2 years. I can meet the income requirement with my income. However, I've been wanting to quit my job to become a freelance designer. But by doing that, I will lose my proof of income, at least for a while. 3. We have about 120K in savings. Questions: 1. What if: I quit my job before filing for the green card and we use my wife's income and our savings in the affidavit of support, would this likely cause any complications and would this be a good approach? 2. What if: I keep my job and use my income to file for the green card, then quit my job while the application is processing. Then tell the immigration officer during the interview that "I changed jobs and became self-employed, though I cannot prove income but my wife still makes 40K and we have 120K in savings". Would this likely cause any complications and would this be a good approach? 3. If I decide to quit my job after I filed the applications to USCIS, how long should I wait before I quit? Does this matter? 4. At the time of the interview, would it negatively affect our case if told the immigration officer that I am self-employed (but with no proof of income) or that I am actively looking for a job? 5. If I quit my job, do I have to worry about possibly accumulating the 150 unemployment days (STEM OPT rule) while the adjustment of status is pending? I know I am ok as long as my AOS is being processed. But what if I am out of F1 status due to 150 unemployment days, then my AOS gets denied for some reason, which then makes me completely out of status? Would I be in trouble if this happens? Thanks again, greatly appreciate your help.
  14. 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.
  15. Hi! Soooo last May 2019 we received a letter from the USCIS stating that we are ready to be interviewed and they will just let us know when. It’s September now and we haven’t received any letter yet. Is there any way to expedite or to follow up with the process? Thank you!
  16. 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
  17. Hi all, I am am fairly new to the forum. I petitioned for my husband to get his green card, I’m a us citizen. We had our interview about 120 days ago and my husband received in the mail today a G-56 Call in Notice to appear at 26 Federal Plaza, Reason: I-130 and I1485 interview. The notice attach a list of I-485 attachments which is all the paperwork we presented at our first interview. Can anyone one shed some light on how we prepare for this interview and what to expect?
  18. Hi guys, I would like to ask you guys, how long it takes for noa1 after I sent all the documents to USCIS, Chicago Lockbox by ups? I checked the tracking ups number that in the dock of USCIS and sign by chyba. And the payment will approved before noa? I sent the documents 08/23 uscis receive and sign by chyba 08/27 Thank you in advance
  19. Went online today and had the following update: " Your request to have your case expedited, referral number ### was completed." Is this an approval? Anyone know what it means?
  20. 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!
  21. i came here thru my petitioner (my husband) we are not divorced yet but i will process it as soon as i get extra money. we’ve been together for almost 2 years. when i arrived here he stopped me from sending money to my kids, getting my money, put me into a big debt. etc. he was mentally abusive but not physically. he left me and i dont know where he’s at. i applied for vawa and received my ead right now. i dont have any greencard yet. now my question is, we are not together for almost 3 years now, i do have a boyfriend now who helped me to move on and stand on my own feet again. i do have 3 kids in the philippines. if my vawa will be denied. can i get remarry? is my greencard will be approved if ever? i mean i will still marry him even its not. he helped me when i was down. im just wondering if i can do that as my next step incase?
  22. Hi guys, I have some questions/concerns that some of you might be able to help me with.. My husband came to the States on a k-1 visa. When we got married we applied for his greencard. The greencard was processed quicker than expected. However, it came with a typo on his first name. Instead of Mustafa they typed Hustafa and so the issues began. He can't obviously get a SS# or a job. We filed for I-90 as it was a typographical error by USCIS and few weeks later they sent us a notice to go and do the biometrics again. We did and at the biomotrics office they gave him the original greencard back (we thought they'd keep it). SO far nothing from USCIS and its been a month. I just want to know how long does this usually take. few months? a year? If this has happened to anyone? I know all we can do is wait but can I contact anyone? I am just really confused. any advice? Thanks.
  23. Green card scam thwarted by ‘best sex ever’ text that arrived as immigration agent was reviewing phone, prosecutors say. https://www.foxnews.com/us/green-card-scam-thwarted-text-best-sex-ever
  24. I am new to this forum so I apologize in advance if I this topic was covered already or if I am against the page's policies in any way. Basically, the situation is that my wife entered the country with a J1 visa and overstayed. The 2 year requirement doesn't apply to her. I am a US citizen. We got married 3 weeks ago after 3.5 years of relationship and now I'd like to start the process for her to get the green card. I am a little confused about which forms to fill after reading the instructions in form I-130 and I-485. I am debating now weather to hire an attorney, a middle man with knowledge in immigration forms, go to a website like "Citizenpath" or "Simplecitizen" to help me fill out the forms, or to do it myself. This process is very important to us and I don't want to take the risk of being rejected for saving money. So my questions are: - which are the specific forms I should be filling for our case? Do I send them all concurrently? - Besides the forms, what supporting evidence should I attach? - I've heard there are medical exams and fingerprints to be taken; is it true? what else should I expect in the process? Thanks in advance to anyone willing to help us.
  25. https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/uscis-immigration-applications-backlog-ice
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