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  1. Do we know if the i130 petitions (spousal visa, etc.) are still being processed? It sounds like only interviews have been cancelled, but am I correct in thinking that they are still doing paperwork for the ones that haven't been approved yet?
  2. Hello everyone, First post here 🙂 Getting ready to file our AOS thru marriage paperwork (hopefully by 4/1). My husband's status is "Pending Asylum Interview." He already has EAD, we are not applying for AP. Anyone have a similar background? If so, did you file having to submit I-944?
  3. Has anyone sent in their AOS packages lately? Have you gotten any response as yet? Please share any details you may have.
  4. Hi everyone I want your advice if you guys have similar experience as mine....😭 My husband(US citizen) and I submitted I-130 last Apr and got NOA-1 on Apr.26.2019 and there was no updates so far until today. I noticed one email was sent from USCIS and it said that //////QUOTE////// *** DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS E-MAIL *** There has been a recent processing action taken on your case. Receipt Number: LINXXXXXXXXXXX Application Type: I130, PETITION FOR ALIEN RELATIVE Your Case Status: Initial Review On March 16, 2020, we transferred your Form I130, PETITION FOR ALIEN RELATIVE, Receipt Number LIN1990417094, to another office for processing and sent you a transfer notice. The notice explains why we transferred your case. Please follow the instructions in the notice. If you do not receive your notice by April 15, 2020, please go to www.uscis.gov/e-request to request a copy of the notice. If you move, go to www.uscis.gov/addresschange to give us your new mailing address. //////UNQUOTE//////// What does "Initial Review" mean ?? and does it mean that USCIS would reject our application?? our case was sent and confirmed its receipt Apr.26.2019 so if there were some mistakes, USCIS would have informed us earlier but we haven't heard/ received any notice or request so far. trying not to but really getting nervous.... I'd like to hear your advice what we should do next. Thank you & stay home and be safe everyone!!!! Kimidoko
  5. Hello, My I130 was pending with NSC for my wife and on Jan 13th 2020 I got a status update saying "Case was transferred to another office." On 14th of Jan 2020, it says "Case was transferred and a new office has jurisdiction." I talked to a USCIS contact center person on Jan 13th 2020, and the representative told me that my case was ready to be adjudicated and it was transferred to VSC to balance the workload. I haven't called them on 14th of Jan yet. I am planning to call them when they open. I would like to know how status got updated in both days. Did they transfer my file 2 times? Did any of you guys have this experience before? If so, what happened? All responses are appreciated. Thank you.
  6. Hi VJ, We are in the process of filling out the i864 for my wife's parents. She is the sponsor and needs a co-sponsor, me. We file tax together, she has a 1040, I have w2. Can we just use 1 form, i864A? Please advise. Thank you.
  7. Starting the thread for January 2019 Filling - been through this process on the K1 journey all the way through an interview at the Mumbai Embassy last April 2018. We were stuck in AP and had a rare chance to spend 45-days together so we jumped ship and married in India (Nov 24th). So, here we are again going through the same process and praying that it goes faster. Mailed: Dec 26th (tracked delivery on Dec 28th) Notification: Pending NOA1 & Service Center: Pending Happy Journey!! Annie
  8. Hello community, My brother is likely to hear from the NVC this week (my father petitioned for him) and we want to make sure that we've got all the needed documents ready. My question is only about the affidavit of support, do my dad have to FedEX the original documents or printing the scanned document that we sent to the NVC will be sufficient ?
  9. So I'm an american and my husband French. We're intending to move to the states with him on an i130 visa. Were applying from here in France with my parents, who are USA based being our sponsors. Recently my parents met with an immigration lawyer to get more information about the sponsor process. While there the lawyer mentioned to them there was another possible way for us to move over. We could both travel over to the usa and automatically start the process once we enter meaning my husband could legally stay while applying for his visa stateside. She said the process would be more of an adjustment of status and would take about 6mo to process where he can't leave the country until it is finalized. I know when we researched about this from everything I read this isnt really accepted. It was briefly mentioned by the lawyer so they dont have the exact information to give me for this, but is that possible? Would he have to enter on a tourist visa and then adjust status? Would it still be on an I130/A visa? I would think it would be visa fraud, so maybe there's a visa he has to apply for before&then do this? We'd hate go do that and only have him sent back over doing something frowned upon and delay our case anymore... Attached is a copy of the information process/timeline the lawyer gave them.... Thank you to anyone with information!
  10. Hi all!! I just wanna know when sponsoring spouse if it will be a problem to have a contract work cuz I was living abroad with my spouse and came back to states to reestablish domicile and to find employment. All I could find was a job on contract basis here. But the pay is well above the poverty guidelines. I’m just worried if it will be an issue since the employment is on contract basis. If so what should I do?
  11. Hello, I think I'm in a bit of a pickle and need some light shed on my thinking. I'm an LPR currently visiting my spouse abroad. My spouse has a valid tourist visa to US for which he applied before our nuptials. We think we want to start our life together in US, but not 100% sure... also, which route do we take? Filing I-130 online is the first logical step, but then what... I've read on few websites I can file I-130 from abroad and then decide if we want to go with AOS or consular processing, but how does it work in real world? 1. can he come to US on his tourist visa AFTER filing I-130 and then file for AOS from within when we decide this is where we want to settle? 2. do we file I-130 and proceed with NVC while he stays abroad and I go back to US? 3. Can he freely visit me in US while his paperwork is pending? 3. What consequences are we possibly facing going with option nr 1? Does the dreaded 90 day intent rule affect us even though we're already married? 3. Can we start process with NVC and have it transferred to USCIS in case he is physically in US by then? What's the best way to get all this done?
  12. Hello everyone! Me and my wife got married outside the US and we have our I-130 being processed now. We got our NOA1 on February 15th 2019 at the Nebraska Center and our case got transferred to the Vermont Center just now, almost one year after. It says it is supposed to speed up the process, but I wanted to ask if someone knows if this transfer usually can delay or not the process and also if we could expect to get it soon, we're traveling to see each other the most we can, but this wait is really hard for us. :( Thank you for your help!
  13. I'm about to file I-130 online for my spouse, who lives abroad. We did long distance for about 2 years before getting married, with numerous visits and trips together, and I stayed with him abroad for few months, but we don't have any joint bank accounts or property together yet. We haven't lived together yet other than visits either. What can I use as a proof of bona fide marriage to attach to online I-130? Is writing a letter explaining our circumstances reasonable? We have few statements/affidavits from family and friends, but that's about it. Should I attach pictures, messages and phone calls records etc? Tickets/proof of our time together? Online instructions don't say anything about it and I'm not sure what to do in our situation.
  14. 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!
  15. Hi everyone, new on here and have some questions... I recently submitted my I130 for my wife (I'm a US Citizen and resident of mexico, she's Mexican) and we were approved in Mexico City on June 29, including a request for expedition due to job transfer. We received the I130 submission notice through email but have yet to receive it via snail mail... after reading all these forums, it seems like the best thing to do is call the Visa processing center in Ciudad Juarez until we receive a case number. HOWEVER, no one picks up any phones! I must have tried ten different numbers, trying all the dial pad options, but it's always automated or an operator transfers me to a dead line. Anyone in the same position?? This process is so stressful...
  16. Hi All, My I130 petition filed on March 14th 2020 was received at Nebraska Device Center. It was however transferred on Feb 20th, 2020 to a different service center. We are yet to receive confirmation on the service center it was transferred to. 1. Can anyone please tell me how long it will take for us to get an intimation on the service center it is transferred into ? 2. We were hoping for our i130 to be processed soon when we received news on the transfer. Can someone please tell me if a transfer delays processing?
  17. Hi all, I applied for my father (i130) and was wondering if anyone can shed some light on why NVC would send a case back to USCIS for administrative action? Has anyone else experienced this? Brief timeline: 12/2018 - Sent i130 08/2019 - USCIS approved application and sent it to NVC 10/2019 - NVC sent it back to USCIS for administrative action Thank you!
  18. Hi All! My husband Vincent and I got married in 2016 in Accra after a denied K1. I've done A LOT of traveling back and forth to Ghana over the past couple of years, and we're now trying to get pregnant, so it's past time that we begin our "VisaJourney" again--this time with a spousal visa petition. The K1 was denied because they believed our relationship wasn't bona fide. In my last petition, I sent in the bare minimum of what was needed, and then worked really hard on making sure Vincent was ready for the interview with the photos, chats, etc. That obviously didn't work for whatever reason, so this time I'm wanting to front-load and see if that helps any. I have a flimsy 3-ring notebook that is organized into 5 sections: 1. Essentials--cover letter, money order, G-1145, and I-130 2. Petitioner/Beneficiary Documents--copy of my passport, two passport photos of me, I-130A, passport photos for Vincent, marriage certificate 3. Whatsapp Chats--I plan on picking 3 conversations from each month, for as far as I can go back 4. Photos--I have about 200 photos of before we were married, our marriage ceremony, and us traveling around Ghana with both mine and his family 5. Witness Statements--Notarized statements from my sister and 4 friends here in the US that have either met Vincent in person, or have at least talked to him on the phone Does this look okay? Anything else you think I should add, like financial documents? We don't own any property together and our finances aren't really mingled like they would be if we actually lived together. Should I add in my personal income stuff to the front-load? I make the 125% above the poverty level required and I read on VJ that NVC will send a letter to me requesting this info, but not sure if I should go ahead and add it in since, well, it's Ghana... Thanks for all the posts and everyone's help! This forum was great in the past and can't wait to be involved again! --Ali
  19. Hi all! I received notice 3 weeks ago that my i130 was transferred from the Nebraska office to the Vermont office. I am a US citizen petitioning for my spouse. Going by the online times the Nebraska office has wait times of 12.5- 16 months while the Vermont one is actually longer of 14-18 months. This makes no sense to me? Why wouldn’t it be moved to Texas or Potomac where the wait times are much less at 7-9 months (going by the times posted on USCIS website) They received the petition on Feb 14th 2019 so if it had stayed put in Nebraska we would almost be reaching the 12.5 mark. Has anyone experienced this? Thank you
  20. Hey guys, So I have all of my forms filled out, and all of my supporting documents, but I dont know where to send it to? I assume I send them all together and all to the same place, but which USCIS office place thing do i Send it to? I live in New York City. The forms I am sending are: i-130 i-130A i-485 i-131 i765 i864 Any help would be greatly appreciated! Cheers
  21. Hi everyone! I'm a newbie here. I would like to ask, last 2017, I was approved with a Multiple Entry Tourist Visa valid for 10 years. It was stamped under my old passport (expires on 2027). The visa was under my name when I was single and stamped on my old passport which is also under my name when I was single. My husband and I got married at 2018. and I applied for a change of name and status for my new passport. New passport is already under my married name. Since I changed my passport, I already traveled out of the country for 2 times using my new passport with my married name. by 2019, my husband filed for I-130 petition for me, which is still under processing up to this time. My question is, will I be able to enter to USA for my sister in law graduation using my Tourist Visa that was stamped in my old passport under my name when I was single? Even if I have a pending I-130 petition? Please enlighten me. Thank you so much.
  22. To whom it May Concern, I sent in the I-130 form ONLINE exactly around 60 days ago and have not yet received the first NOA notice. I was wondering if this was normal. I'm thinking it may be because I used a foreign address since they say the NOA 1 comes within a few weeks. I live in the states but I'm here in my wife's country working to be with her while she's pregnant and the visa goes through. So, I have a few questions: 1. Why haven't I yet received the first NOA notice yet? 2. Does the Receipt Notice that one receives as soon as you pay count as the NOA 1? 3. If I originally used a foreign address as my mailing address, should I change it to a US address just to be safe? Thanks for all your time and efforts and please have a wonderful day, wally27
  23. I’m trying to file the i130 for my Canadian husband. It’s asking for the beneficiary code from his permanent residence card. We currently live in Vietnam. When we visit the US he’s classified as B2. This is not a drop down option. He hasn’t been granted permanent residence status. That is why we are filing. What am I missing?
  24. Hi Guys, Its have been long time since I finalized all process regarding immigration that I posted something here. OK. Now it is for a friend. Here it's her story Her daughter petitioned her, but she doesn't want to give her the Affidavit. (My friend has paying for everything, her daughter only signed the petition) A couple days ago she receive an email from NVC saying her case was approved for a visa, but she needs to file for affidavit and DS-260. my question is: Can I give AOS to my friend without her daughter? or her daughter needs to give the AOS alone? or Can I give the AOS as co-signer but needs her daughter's signed and documents? In the info that NVC sent her shows the daughter's name to AOS Please, any advice is going to be appreciated. Thanks
  25. I filed for both parents in ghana and below is my timeline: NOA1 - 07/05/2018 NOA2 - 02/27/2019 CASE SENT TO NVC: 03/05/2019 NVC CASE # ASSIGNED: still waiting I wanted to know how the below questions as i'm little nervous about this whole process what are some of the interview questions they can /ask your parents at the US embassy in Accra? what other documents do i need to provide apart from the ones listed at the NVC website? the reason i'm asking this is because the CO in Ghana can be hard on you sometimes
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