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  1. Can someone help me with this please. I’m a United States citizen, nvc sent me this message that I attached. I’m trying to get my wife’s green card.
  2. Good afternoon folks. I sent in an inquiry on April 7th regarding my issue with the fee payment. I called them on that very day, the agent told me they'd try to fix it within 6 weeks, and asked me to send in an inquiry to match. I did so. Last Tuesday (May 31st), the NVC Timeframe listed inquiries from April 7th being answered. It's been a week, they're now up to the 15th, and I still haven't received an answer. My lawyer's office sent in an inquiry on May 7th. What should I do? The NVC phone line is suspended, and they aren't answering inquiries, so I'm stuck in this limbo where I can't do literally anything.
  3. Please recommend an experienced immigration lawyer to handle my case in front of judge. I’ve had a green card (LPR) for many years and was out of the US for 5 months this time (and also out of the US for 7 months just before that, not great, I know). At the land border to enter the US, they sent me to secondary inspection: they wanted to take my green card (10 year LPR car) which I refused. I was blocked there for 5 hours. They then gave me a “Notice to Appear” (NTA) in front of an immigration judge in 1 month where I can defend myself. Can someone please recommend an experienced immigration lawyer to handle the case? (ideally not too far from the immigration court which is Hartford, Connecticut, but I guess lawyers from other neighboring states could represent me there too…) It was not a pleasant experience. Any help in getting an experienced lawyer would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance,
  4. 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. 🥺
  5. Hello to everyone, and thank you in advance for your responses. I have a quick question. I only have a tax return for 2020, but not for recent year. I'm working 2 jobs now, but I started one at the beginning of the year and the other one in March (making approximately $24,000 yearly, combining income of both jobs). I can provide a letter from my employer and also pay stubs. The thing is that I can't provide last year's tax return because I didn't have any income. I can now support my fiancé because I'm making more than it's needed and can also find someone to co-sponsor my fiancé. Would working 2 jobs and having a joint sponsor satisfy the income requirements or the last year income is very important? I have been suggested to file a non-income tax return. Should I file it?
  6. Hi everyone, just like everyone else here I am trying to fill out my paperwork as crystal clear and clean as possible to ensure that the government accepts the visa paperwork I'm filing without any problems or RFE. The visa I am filing for is a CR-1 visa to bring my wife from Argentina into the USA and the problems I am experiencing are as follows, 1. The electronic form I-130 will not let me type information into all of the areas that I really need to. For example, at part 2, 14b. on page 2, I'm asked to fill in the number of my old apartment. However, Adobe Reader and Preview will only allow me to put an "X" in the box labeled "Apt." and will not let me fill in the actual apartment number. Likewise, this happens with many other fields in the form, (Eg. Part 5, 2a.-5. on page 8) I am asked to fill in information about myself, but the form doesn't even allow me to type my name into the blank boxes. I have also tried disabling Javascript in Reader already. If it weren't for the problems I am currently experiencing, I would have already sent in our petition for the visa, so as you all can assume this is rather frustrating to us. If anyone has any advice or answers to this problem whether you have experienced it yourself or not, it would be MUCH appreciated! Thanks so much, bdshelton
  7. My wife and I married within the 90 day limit. We filled out our documents the I-485 and I-864, but we're still waiting on our joint sponsor to finish their I-864. My wife's K-1 visa expires on 04/05/2022. She can't go back to her country since it's not super "gay-friendly." Can my wife stay in the US while we wait for her AOS or is it not allowed? We're feeling very stressed out since haven't sent in the AOS yet, and our joint sponsor thinks we have tons of time to fill it out. (Our joint sponsor isn't a pleasant person, but we didn't have many choices.) We're trying to remain positive and not panic. If anyone has any experience with this, we'd greatly appreciate it if you could share your experience, so we know what to expect and prepare for. We don't want to be separated.
  8. We are preparing my son AOS package. He's adjusting from b2 visa and I am stuck a bit. So my husband annual salary has moved up since 2021. In my aos package that was submitted lat February, we input his annually salary at 41k which was written on his employment letter however he did work more than than because he's privileged to lots of OT. His paystub at end of year 2020 stated 47k. So this year 200k now, with the same job his ending paystub says 52k gross.... Do we put this figure in the annual income section of the i864 or do we put back what the job letter states? I asked this question because an immigration consultant who is helping me say I should not put the 52k because I do not have a transcript to relate to the new figure. I look forward to your responses without JUDGEMENT!!
  9. I petitioned for my husband to come to the US on a spouse visa. He got the visa and has the green card and has been living with me and my parents since August. My parents were sponsors because my husband and I are students and although working, could not meet the financial requirement. The problem is now, there have been some conflicts between my husband and parents. He's gone back to his home country for a bit and plans to come back to the US in about a month. But my parents are considering revoking their sponsorship.. what happens if they do that? Is it even possible? I am afraid of the consequences.... My husband and I want to still start our life here...
  10. Hey all! Hope you're all doing well! I am twenty three years old and happily married to my wife who,as you may have guessed by me joining this forum is a US citizen, however am Canadian I would love by all means to be able to love with her in the United States however my medical history concerns me , I as a teen had been in and out of voluntary psych wards at my local hospital due to self harm and a suicide attempt, I've been four years clean now from any of that behavior I am not medicated nor do I see a psychiatrist, never needed follow ups o just sort of took life by the horns and made the changes necessary to get out of that loop. Here I had thought that I left that past buried behind me now come to find out it has a possibility of keeping me from living in the ISA with my wife? I am not sure how I would explain my situation nor if my family doctor would be able to write a note in support as I haven't ever had regular visits with her ( year or so gaps at a time) . I'm not sure where to go with this ,I'm quite nervous to be honest. I won't lie at all during the medical obviously as that would be an even worse decision I just need advice on what to do. To my knowledge I've never been formally diagnosed with anything. And was only ever in the past a risk to myself never others in any way shape or form. Any advice is extremely appreciated. Hope you all and your families are well.
  11. Hello everyone! This is my first time posting. I am a US citizen (also have Turkish citizenship) and currently living in the USA. I met my fiance through a family friend in the Fall of 2020. We maintained a long distance relationship for about 9 months. In the summer of 2021 I went to Turkey to meet my fiance and we decided to get engaged. We had a small engagement ceremony with both of our families in her house. After spending 3 weeks with her, I had to fly back to USA due to my job. Since my return to the USA, we have been video chatting literally everyday for hours. We now decided to get married but are in no rush. We don't have a significant preference on whether we get officially married in the USA or in Turkey. Nonetheless, our marriage ceremony will take place in Turkey with our families and friends likely in the summer of 2022. I am quite indecisive on whether to pursue a CR1 or K1 visa route. I have a very legitimate and prestigious job in the USA, thus we do not have any financial restraints. Namely, my fiance does not have to work in the USA or make money immediately. Our main priority is to bring my fiance to the USA as fast as possible. It has been really hard to be away from her and we really would like to be together ASAP. I know that with COVID-19 pandemic things have been slower than usual, which is expected. However, I am seeing an improvement in processing timelines. Turkish consulate currently processes and prioritized all K type and immigration visas. My fiance still has 8 months of college to go through before she can come to the USA. However, once she is done with school, we would like to be reunited promptly. If needed be, I can get married officially as soon as in January 2022 in Turkey or can delay it to pursue an official marriage in the USA once she arrives here. I apologize for the long thread but wanted to share as much as I could for the best guidance. Thank you in advance! I appreciate your time.
  12. Hi, I just got married in the US and me and my husband want to apply for my green card. can I file all the forms together including permission to work? And can I use my husbands surname even though my marriage certificate has my maiden name?
  13. My rfe was received by the USCIS, now my status changed to case is being actively reviewed , what does it mean and how long do they take to approve it now?
  14. Good morning, everyone would like information to help a girl who is going through the K1 process and is desperate Here in Brazil people are going to the interview pending a medical examination due to the large amount of delay that was due to the pandemic, what happens and that here in Brazil we have the possibility of going to the interview before taking the exams and medical consultation, or there are those who get a date and go to the consultation first and then the interview. the point is that there was a girl that the interview was all right, it was approved and the consul said that now it was just a matter of waiting for the medical exam to arrive at the consulate, that is, she did the exam and consultation doctor on september 6th her interview was on the 16th and the exams only arrived at the consulate on september 23 everything was fine but yesterday she informed that she received a letter at home along with the passport communicating that her visa had been denied. she has never done anything illegal in the US according to her and she also has a tourist visa and is still active. so I came here to make this report for q can you tell me if this has ever happened to anyone and if there is a solution
  15. Hello, all! I checked the ceac website and discovered that our case status is ready. This is for the k1 fiancé visa from UK to US. Are we supposed to be waiting for an appointment letter to be sent to my fiancé in London? I see I can start filling out the forms and preparing for the interview, but how does the interview get scheduled? This is what is says on the DOS website- Your case is ready for your interview when scheduled at the U.S. Consular section. If you have already scheduled an appointment for an interview, please prepare your documents as directed in your appointment letter and appear at the consulate on the appointed date and time. Otherwise, please wait until you have been notified of your interview appointment. Additional information about how Immigrant Visa interview appointments are scheduled can be found at: http://nvc.state.gov/interview For more information, please visit TRAVEL.STATE.GOV.
  16. This may be a dumb question.... So I filed as single on my 2020 tax returns because I thought our marriage isnt recognized in the US?? (But we have been married in South Korea since 04/01/2019) It was approved but I am thinking of amending it and changing it to Married but separately filing?? I'm afraid it will effect our visa interview if I filed Single on my tax return transcripts... please help. Is our relationship even recognized before the Cr-1? I'm just confused.. I've heard both yes and no.
  17. Hi all, While returning my request for additional evidence I did not put the original request form or a cover letter in my return letter. Will this result in a denial or cause any problems?
  18. I am petitioning my wife to the United States. We are at the point where she is getting police clearances from the different countries she has lived in. We have run into an issue trying to get her police clearance/Certificate of No Criminal Conviction (CNCC). The Hong Kong Police Force asks for a request letter from the relevant government authority and a postal address of the relevant immigration authority to mail it. I called NVC and their representatives told me to send Hong Kong my wife’s Notice of Immigrant Visa Case Creation email letter. However, NVC doesn’t receive physical mail anymore. Has anyone else ran into this issue and where they have had Hong Kong send their CNCC to?
  19. So I am a US citizen, and my fiancé is Korean. I live in the US and she is in Korea. We haven't met in person yet, but she is coming to the US to visit this winter. After she goes back to Korea we'll start the process for a K1 application. Is there anything we could start preparing before we meet? Or should we not do anything until after?
  20. Your NOA1 date, just some info. I see alot of people saying their NOA1 date is their "notice date", while in fact it's the "received date". For example: I-129f sent: 2020-12-01 Notice received: 2021-02-15 NOA1: 2021-02-15 So you sent your I-129f in December, received a notice in February. But since it only takes a couple of days to get to the Lockbox, your NOA1 is the date "they" receive it, so somewhere in December, like this: I-129f sent: 2020-12-01 Notice received: 2021-02-15 NOA1: 2020-12-05 Because some people put the wrong date in their timeline, the estimate approval date will never be right. I know you can't hold on to that, especially now, but still. I hope this is helpful 🤗
  21. Hi there, I just got my police certificate in the mail and I'm a bit worried I didn't get the right one? It does say "National Repository of Criminal Records" but it doesn't have "RCMP" in it, would that still be fine? If it is not the correct one, am I allowed to request another so soon? Thank you for your help.
  22. Hey everyone, sorry if it's been asked but I am in a huge panic. My partner has been in the US for a few years now and we need to file their Adjustment of Status. Is this the !-485 form? That's all I find online but I want to make sure it's the correct form before completing it and sending it out. Is that the only form I file? We are married and they have their green card for a couple years now so we just need to finish up with the AOS. Thank you!
  23. Hello everyone! We have almost everything ready to send the K1 visa papers, but there is one question I am not sure about. On the I-129F form, part 1, in the question of other names used. My fiancé has a Korean name which is his birth name and it is the one that appears on all legal documents: birth certificate, passport, credit cards, etc. However, when he moved to the US he started using Justin as it was easier to pronounce. This name does not appear on any legal document, but everyone knows him by that name. It appears in his emails, social networks and on his business cards. I just call him Justin, never by his original name. Should we put Justin in the section of other names used, even though it does not appear in any legal document? Thank you very much!
  24. This is my first time posting on here and i really could use any time of assurance and help !! I have submitted the ds 260 (ir1 ), i know i cannot reopen but stupidly realized after the fact of the errors! Can these be corrected at the interview !!! Error 1: my husband uses one name on everything but we didn’t realize his BC has an extra surname ( grandfathers name) which is normal in his home country. ex: soo noo soo noo bc: soo noo soo noo too Error2: his home country doesnt have citites it has districts and villages and we put the wrong thing as his city of birth , Error3: in his home country when we got married they do something called a marriage contract , and it gets signed and stamped and thats all you are married. they dont really care about weddings and parties. but we had a wedding after we were officially married at the ministry of interior office in his home country. so for the place of marriage on the ds260 i stupidly put the city and state of where the Wedding party took place and not where the official contract took place. As it says on our MC place of contract and not place of marriage so it confused me as we had a wedding the same day just different places. can anyone tell me if this okay to tell the VO at the time of interview to correct these errors ? i freaked my self out with reading about material misrepresentation these being interpreted as misrepresentation of material facts . In no way where we trying to hide anything just stupid mistakes.
  25. Hi, good day. I want to ask something about my case. I am apprehensive about our situation. So, we hired an agent to help us with our documents, so far it is all good. No stress at all. We got approved right away, and she's pretty knowledgeable about her task. Our case is at NVC, and I am worried because my petitioner is a student. He used to work before in the US navy, and he quit his job because he wanted to continue his dream to graduate from college. I supported him with what he wants; I told him to apply for a job simultaneously to save something along the way. He tried to apply for a job in many companies, but luck is not on his side, especially in pandemic times. He is just a high school graduate and is currently studying in college, but he still received money from VA benefits. Do you think we will have a problem with our application? He tried to apply for a job, but he didn't receive any calls from the companies he used. What should we do? Please help. I don't want this to be the reason for us to fail in our interview. 😔😭🥺
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