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  1. I am an American male and I met an Egyptian guy in Alexandria early in 2019. We have been talking a lot and we've pursued a relationship and I have visited twice. We've decided we want to marry. We both come from conservative, Christian families and neither of us are "out" to our families because we know they would not approve. He plans to present me to his family as a "friend" and we will likely take pictures together with his family whenever possible because I know this would be good evidence where there is lack of family support affidavits. I will be visiting him at least once a month for a few days at a time in 2020. In July 2020, I plan to spend almost the entire month with him. I will save the tickets and receipts and we will take several photos. I have many screenshots of our WhatsApp conversations and will continue to keep them. I feel that I have a pretty solid understanding of how the K-1 visa works, and I will be asking more questions, but what I'm looking for right now is anyone who can tell me about their experience or give me tips if they've married someone from a MENA country (especially if you've married someone from Egypt). I'd also like the same thing for anyone who's gone through or is going through the process as a same-sex couple (again, especially if from a MENA country or Egypt). I'm not really sure what the best way is to go about this. Once I get him to the U. S. A., he cannot go back to Egypt. I've considered us getting legally married in Ecuador or Mexico or another place, but all those options would involve him going back to Egypt for an indefinite amount of time while we file for a visa to bring him to the USA as my spouse. So, our only real option is for the K-1 visa. Does anyone have any advice? What are some things that he and I can do that can better solidify our application when we decide to file (most likely December 2020). I want to be able to front-load the application with as much information as possible, because I know that filing a K1 from a MENA country is risky because many of the K1s from this region aren't approved.
  2. A month ago I got an RFE asking for a I-864 coming from the petitioner's in this case my wife, we did send one but it was a Joint sponsor, anyway I got all the information ready to sent on what the RFE is asking for, but here is my dilemma: I just got my medical exam done, but I don't know If I should sent it with the RFE that way I don't get a pink letter saying I need to get my medical exam, anyway I hope I can get some help or advice here since I am planning on sent the package between today or tomorrow.
  3. i have been searching and looking everywhere on steps to concerning the I-129F petition, i found so much info that I'm overwhelmed now, i need the steps and all the documents needed for the filling of the package by order, thank you very much.
  4. Hi my father was deported to the philippines back in 2006. I was wondering what steps can we take to bring him back to the US. I am a US Citezen.
  5. Hi all, so so I have everything done for my adjustment of status application, but I just need to fill out the Checks. On the USCIS website it says that checks should have phone number pre printed or written in ink on the check. My checks don’t have my phone number pre printed on them so I’m going to have to write it on. where do I write it on? I imagine the memo section, but that space is gonna be used for “I-130 filing fee” and “I-485 fee and biometrics” Help please! What do everyone here do? Thanks!
  6. Hi guys! How can I find the link of registration form for cfo so I can fill it up? I already have an scheduled appointment made but i haven’t seen the link. Can someone help me. Thank you! Please see photo for reference
  7. Greetings people, Here is my situation, My uncle made an application for my dad (his biological/real brother) and his family, the application was made back in 2003 (age as of 2003 - - Dad(primary applicant) 50, Wife(beneficiary) 49, Child (beneficiary) 11, priority date 2009. We received an interview call in October 2016 month of the interview was November 2016 (current age for child 24 (got included for an interview under as CSPA act). Interview - November 2016 We were issued 221g by the consulate office stating additional sponsor would be required to meet the poverty guideline and as my dad had a previous travel history to the US from 2005-2008 they required evidence if his travel/stay was approved by Homeland security / US Govt... In response, we submitted his parole visa invitation letter received in 2005 along with that we submitted work permit approval till December 2007 and NY state Driver license expiring December 2007. A strong 2nd joint-sponsorer was also submitted who makes USD $150,000+ annually. Actual scenario, Before his status in the US expires he made an attempt to renew it, because he was between states (NY and FL) in an attempt to settle.. he never received any correspondence from US Govt about a decision on his application, he made numerous attempts calling the NVC to find out what's happening with his application but was simply told to wait and he would receive a letter from them (this situation got stretched to about 6 months and in July/August he was informed on call by NVC that his application was rejected/refused and shall wait to receive a letter of decision on his application.. Still waited to receive a letter but nothing came in yet and finally he decided to come back to India (he came back to India in October 2008). Now after submitting the additional documents as asked by the NVC, we received a new letter(s) from them stating below... Now in response Consulate sent us a letter informing us that they are rejecting my dad's application due to his unlawful presence in the US for more than 1 year under section 212(a)(9)(b) (i)(II) and his ineligibility expires in October 2018. And other beneficiary applications (Wife and Child) are issued a letter stating your file is incomplete, therefore your visa application has been refused under section 221(g)... further, it says your case will remain under administrative processing while the principal applicant (dad) remains ineligible for his visa. we will contact you once the administrative processing is complete. please be advised that for the US visa purposes, including ESTA, this decision constitutes a denial of a visa. Now my question is what exactly is happening here? (A) Can my dad apply for a waiver is yes (what's the procedure?) (B) How did they calculated that he stayed for more than 1 year unlawfully? © what happens to beneficiary applicants any chances of them getting approved for the visa after October 2018? (D) In October 2018, the child will be around 27 years old will he still qualify for visa under CSPA act? (E) what's the quickest legal way to solve this situation? All responses and help to my query are greatly appreciated as i under deep stressed to have my family living together in the US... Regards,
  8. Hi there, I have a Tourist Visa B-2 move to the states with my wife and kid on October 2019 started my AOS, My wife is a US Citizen os my kid I have been always had a B-2, sent my paperwork on October 29, Got my receipts on November 8th, got my fingerprints taken on December 1st week, got a RFE on January 14 and got the letter on the 17th of January, basically they are asking in the letter to provide with a I-864 from my wife (I did send one but with my in-laws information as my sponsors), the last two years we been living outside from the country and she was a home stay Mom, while I was working. she started also to work on October 2019, we got her W-2, from her work, again she doesn't meet the minimum income requirements that's why we decided to get help from her parents. here are my questions. We were trying to make her taxes but when we decide to filed them, we don't know how to do it? We got married but in my country and I have never been working in the US, so on the tax program is asking for my SSN (I don't have one), she is at her work as married, does she need to filed as married? if so how we do it (There is another way to filed taxes without me that is as single or head of household) but again we don't know if there will be any issue with USCIS or our case. what are your toughts? By the way, everything we been doing is on our own, we don't have a lawyer. Thanks for your input.
  9. Hi everyone! I'm looking to travel back to England for the first time since I moved to the states on a K1 visa, and I'm not too sure what I need to permit travel! I have: Permanent Resident Card - expires August 2021 UK Passport - expires 2028 My questions are: Can I travel on my UK passport, or do I need to get a US one? Do I need to get a tourist visa from the UK Can I use my greencard to travel, or do I need a permit?
  10. Im a us citizen and i filed for a spousal visa for my wife back in Aprl 2018. We got married on Jan 2018. But i didnt know that i had to file a seprate petition for my son (2yrs old) . So i was wondering what can i do to ensure that i can be whole with my family. Ps. I currently live in the states. They live in philppines. Thank you
  11. I'm married to a USC and we filed for AOS in August 2017 and are still waiting for the interview to be scheduled. I was approved for EAD/Travel in November and had to travel earlier this year to visit family for an emergency and ended up staying for a few months. Long story short, the day of my flight I realized I didn't have my combo card (advance parole) and was unable to board the flight. The US Embassy said they could not issue a transportation letter since I am not a Lawful Permanent Resident and the USCIS field office told my husband they could not issue an emergency parole document without me being present. Has anyone been in a similar situation? Please advise, as AOS is kind of a grey area the embassy won't touch the case. I have a picture of the card and my approval notices for travel and employment but they seem to be of no use. PLEASE HELP.
  12. My petition was approved on December 6 2109 , i requested an expedite request on January 2 2020 , it's been more than week without response, second question is my father is retired , so what is the financial documents required?
  13. Hello everyone out there, My wife and I filed a joint i-751 petition 2 weeks ago because we were in the 90 days period, our marriage was going down but we were not sure we wanted to divorce, so we filed a joint petition. Now we are heading to divorce, unfortunately, she already filed. I received the NOA1 last week. I am looking to move out and change my address on the USCIS website, we expect the divorce will be finalized sometime around the end of the year or the beginning of 2017. I want to use the divorce waiver, but my question is, do I have to file a whole new application with all the supporting evidence? and pay a new fee again? and receive another NOA1? If so, can I ask them to return the old application to me so I can use the same evidence and just print and fill a new i-751 form? or can I ask them to amend my application to divorce waiver? Please your help is highly appreciated Thank you.
  14. Our i-130 was approved days ago and am preparing for the NVC , as my dad is retired i want to know which financial form should be filled?
  15. I was wondering the best way to tackle the question of "where did you meet your spouse". We were introduced by a mutual friend, but she never visited throughout our online courtship period. Her first visit is when we got married and she filed for me immediately she returned back to the States. Won't admitting that we were introduced during interview lead to AP ? Because I keep reading that your spouse must visit once or twice at least before getting married. We are from same country and state, so telling a sweet lie about our meeting won't be an issue.
  16. My Father's History: Came to us without inspection on November 11th 1995, applied for asylum and was denied and asked for Voluntary Departure on August 14, 1996. HE DID NOT LEAVE. 5 years passed, its now March 2001 and president bush granted TPS for those Salvadorians with deportation orders and no criminal records. My dad applied and was approved. 4 years later, In 2006 he applied for advanced parole and was approved. Traveled to El Salvador and re-entered the US just fine. 17 years later still with TPS and no criminal records, I filed AOS for him because I turned 21. Went to interview and since my dad does not have good memory he lied under oath and said 'he has never been in proceedings of removal' which he was, in 1996. We received a NOID (notice intention of Denial for his permanent residence) NOID says he can applied for a waiver of inadmissibility (I-601) but I looked at those criteria and its a pardon and he needs to show extreme hardship for U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident spouse or parent (NOT child) In this case, what do we do? will his AOS just get denied and end of story. What will happen once his TPS is removed in 2020?
  17. hi there please can anyone help me out, my sister priority date is 04 May 2007 and case category is f4. NVC case number is ISL2009*****. when she can expect to get the visa/interview? thanks
  18. We just filed the k1f visa, awaiting the hard copy of the NOA1. I am leaving to see my fiancée in the Philippines in 9 days. I was planning to stay there while we wait for on our approval. However, I’m wondering if we should just get married while I’m there and file for a CR1 visa instead?
  19. Hello all, I just filed my K1f packet and got my NOA1. I am going to spend the few months in the Philippines with my fiancée for my second visit in 2 weeks. My first question is, when are RFE’s given? At the NOA2 stage? I’m really worried about getting an RFE while I’m gone, so I wanted to do as much preparation as I can while I’m still in the US. I currently do not have a high enough income to meet the requirements at my current job so I was planning to use my mother as my cosponsor. However, I have seen many different places say that the Philippines does not accept cosponsors? Does anyone know the real answer to this? If they don’t accept cosponsors, what should I do? I won’t start my higher paying job that I have lined up until I get back from the Philippines. If they do accept cosponsors, would *both* my mom and I need to fill out separate Affidavits of Support (I-134?) Or what forms does the cosponsor fill out? Thanks in advance!
  20. Hi everyone, i registered USCIS government system to check my my case closely and i picked my fiances username because i thought i will be using this system for my greencard and naturalization in future as married person. But now my fiance and i are on k1 visa process and not married yet, we both are single. I have heard that if uscis or consular officer thinks that you are married they immediately reject your visa, do you know if they think we got married before k1 visa is approved because i used my fiances surname? Do they check my username on uscis system? I am worried about that, please help.
  21. Hello guys. I really need some help here. I’m new to this forum so i don’t know if I’m doing this right haha. My fiancé is American and I’m Brazilian. He got arrested last year in December and is still waiting for his court day. He filled out the k1 visa process and got an RFE saying they need some proof of his criminal records and if it’s pending or not. But he has been calling so many people and nobody helped him. Saying they don’t have anything cuz he never went to court. Aka didn’t happened yet. Our deadline is getting closer. I’m scared. What should we do? Btw his lawyer the one they gave him from the government said he can’t do anything about it. I’m desperate you guys. Please some help or advice. 🥺
  22. Hello, I am still fairly new to this process and forum. I have my petition completed and supporting documents printed and everything is ready to go. I am just thoroughly double checking everything before I send the packet to Texas. For proof of ongoing relationship I have submitted: - Facebook messages between my fiancee and I. 1 chat log screenshot per month since we started talking in 2017. (6 pages of screenshots total; 4 per page) - Facebook messages between myself and both her bother and father and her cousin, all of which I have met in person. (3 pages of screenshots; 5 per page) + Messages between my fiancee and my mother. (1 page of screenshots; 5 per page) - Facebook posts since we started dating in 2018. (These posts have screenshots of our video calls on Facebook) (6 pages; 4 per page) If I use these listed above, will that be okay? I don't have a call log, as we only used Facebook and not much for other apps and didn't use mobile until closer to my trip to visit her in 2019. I've seen other couples have tons of pages of screenshots and use other apps such as WhatsApp or Viber, but we really only used Facebook. I do have my cellphone bill (usage outside of the US) of when I went to visit my fiancee, which has calls to each other but nothing from before then. I have plenty proof of meeting in person, which is mainly what I think they're looking for.. Is there anything else I should provide for proof of ongoing relationship? Also, is it recommended to file the i-129 packet organized in a binder or just the papers and documents with nothing else? Does anyone know if I (the petitioner) am allowed to travel and stay with my fiancee in her country for a few months while waiting to be approved? I know the beneficiary coming to the US while waiting for approval is not recommended, but is it okay if I can go there?
  23. Hi!! My husband is US Citizen and he submitted my application (I-130) which got approved on February 1st, 2019 and on August 21st, 2019 they asked him for Initial Evidence which they received on October 29th, 2019. Does anyone know how long will USCIS take to approve I-130 petition or make decision after RFE recieved? Thank you!!
  24. Hello. This is my situation. I had my second interview last month. Me and my spouse were interview Separately. Before we started the C O said he was sorry to let us wait so much. He told me, this is how we are gonna do this. I am gonna do some questions to you, then to your Husband and then we are not gonna give you a response today. We are gonna do some administrative review then we are gonna call or email with a decision. He did the exact same questions as in the first interview but it was different CO . Then he did some questions to my husband and told him that everything looks good to me. Only thing that is missing is your spouse medical(which i did 7 months ago but they are expired) He told my husband we are gonna call with a decision. I did my medicals and the last update in ceac it was right after i did the medicals. What does it mean administrative review, and what is the difference between administrative process and administrative review? How much do you think it will take do give us the answer. I will appreciate your answer thank you
  25. Hello everyone! I am extremelly happy to give you all the news that my expedite was approved. As I stated in other post this was a very rare chance of approval but here we are. I tried it and Im glad I made it. So this post might be able to help other venezuelans or anyone else who's looking to expedite but doesnt know how. Well first you need to know what the grounds for the expedite are: Severe financial loss to company or ​person, emergency situation, humanitarian reasons, nonprofit organization whose request is in furtherance of the cultural and social interests of the United States​, department of defense or ​n​ational ​i​nterest ​s​ituation, USCIS error or compelling interest of USCIS. In my case, I think the most accurate ground for Venezuela was Humanitarian crisis. Yes, I understand no one has declared it but that doesn't mean is not happening. ​ First thing I did was finding out how to start the expedite process and this is where the fun part begins! The email you want to contact the NVC to speet up your process is this: NVCExpedite@state.gov (yes, also take notes I requested the expedite two days after I got my NOA2, asking the NVC to expedite it as soon as they got it) Well next, this is how you start the email. Is important that you put in the first line of the email whats the grounds for expedite you're requesting this on. And of course, the expedite request must be from the petitioner, not the beneficiary. Example of me being the petitioner: Name of the person submitting the inquiry: ______________________ NVC case number or USCIS receipt number: _____________________ Petitioner's name: ___________________ Principal Applicant's name and date of birth: ____________________ I, Arelys Weimer, I'm formally requesting that the (whatever visa type is) be expedited on the grounds of (Humanitarian Crisis) as soon as it reaches you (in case that is not at the NVC yet). NOTE: If it's already at the NVC or at the USCIS, leave at "...reaches you". On the second paragraph you want to explain how you got to the conclusion that the expedite is neccesary and the grounds for it are correct. In my case, my husband explained how theres a serious lack of primery products here such as toilet paper and medicines. Added to this he explained that my country has the second highest crime rate in latinamerica and there has been rapings, murders, kidnappnings, people are breaking into houses, robberies everywhere. He explained how this has put a lot of stress in the marriage and how he can't even sleep knowing that Im here and I cant even be safe at my own home. On top of this he explained that theres airlines leaving the country and even if I get the visa I might not be able to find a plane ticket to leave. Of course, there's the upcoming elections and we don't know for certain whats going to happen. Maybe something, maybe nothing but he wasn't wiling to risk it. Once you've explained everything in your email, the next part is doing a bit of research. Add to your email all kinds of news covering what you just said in that email. News in english and spanish. You do wanna find the news that cover stuff close by where you live, thats what will be the most helpful tool for you. Note: if you dont know where to find english news about the country you're requesting the expedite on, I recommend you this portal: http://www.insightcrime.org/ You will find travel warnings in the Department of State's website http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings.html (Find your country on the list) Get the warning printed, scanned and attach it to this email as well. (They can't contradict you on something they know). Make sure you explain to them how serious the situation is. I tried this with little to non chances to getting it, and here I am. Do not be afraid to try. IMPORTANT: IS A FREE INQUIRY SO YOU DONT HAVE TO PAY TO GET IT EXPEDITED. ALSO, IT DOES NOT SLOW DOWN THE PROCESS IF IT GETS DENIED. So as you cna see, there's no downside of trying. If you think it meets the requirements, try it. The worst thing they can do is say NO and keep working on your paperwork on their ussual timeframe. NOTE: If you didn't get to pay the fees in the NVC because your case got expedited, don't worry. The embassy will let you pay the fees and submit the original documents the day of your interview. In your currency. Keep out for this post since I'm now in contact with the embassy, I will explain how the rest of the process goes from this point and on. God bless, and if you need any help with this; ask away. Doesnt matter if you feel its a silly question.
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