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  1. Sorry I'm going to try and keep this short! Back story: I married my husband in 2008. I divorced him in 2014. And I just remarried him again in December 2017. When we were married the first time we filed the I130 and were approved, but never followed through. He was given a 10 year ban and as of October this year, has completed and complied with the ban - he's been in Mexico for the last 10 years. Currently: We got married again 12/2017, and filed the I130 with our (same) lawyer. I received the I797 with a notice date of 10/01/2018 saying it was approved. Our priority date is 01/16/2018. We submitted all required documents and received notification on February 11, 2019 that all documents were received and he is in queue waiting for an interview. We have yet to receive an interview date! Is this normal? The lawyer says that they are taking longer than usual at the embassy in Juarez. Do you think our previous marriage is negatively impacting him obtaining an interview date? Is there anything else I can or should be doing? Just looking for opinions and any help/advice/signs of hope is greatly appreciated! 😁
  2. 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
  3. Hello. My i130 was approved on 26th June 2019. Its been almost 60 days and still no notification from NVC. Anyone else facing this delay? Category - F2A California Priority Date - 17 Nov 2017 i130 Approval Letter - 26 June 2019
  4. Hello, I recently married my husband in Canada. I am British and he is American, and I plan to settle in the USA via the CR1 visa and eventually a green card. I have just applied for a new passport in the UK with my new name change on it. Do I have to wait to receive my new passport back (up to 3 weeks) before we submit our I-130, as my current one has my maiden name on it? Also, I have read that you have to provide photocopies of everything- will a literal photocopy that I can produce via a printer at home suffice, or is there specific guidelines on the quality of the photocopy? Thanks in advance! Hannah
  5. Hello, One of the document requirement of visa interview for IR5 is bringing my original birth certificate to my mom's interview. Can we substitute that with certified- translated copy? I have my original with me and my mom has the certified-translated copy. Just wanted to know if I do not have to send my original as I am afraid it could lost in the mail. Thanks!
  6. It being late October, and no October filers for 2018 found on the site, so I started this one. I am a USC living in Brazil and petitioning for my Brazilian wife of 30 years. It's complicated, but the basics are that I am are applying for a resident visa for my wife for the second time, the first being granted in 1989 after our marriage in Texas in 1988. We lost the visa in 2014 in part because of my ignorance of immigration rules and because of family medical situations in Brazil that prevented my wife from traveling. In 1989 the procedure was very simple. Today it's become 10x more complicated due to 9/11. Since we both live outside the USA we are using a state-side lawyer to be sure all paperwork is as correct as possible. Turns out I would have submitted my I-130 in March, but due to using a lawyer, it was only submitted in October. I hope that at least it goes through without a hitch. On one hand she already has a SSN and it was necessary to include her old Resident Visa ID# on the application. Don't know if this will delay or speed up the process. Based on Oct 2017 filers, we might be looking at a long year ahead of us. 10/05/2018 I-130 sent 10/08/2018 I-130 received Chicago Lockbox
  7. I got email from NVC and login to CEAC account where NVC updated my all documents from "SUBMITTED" to "ACCEPTED" . Also I got two msg in inbox says "NEED DOCUMENT" but when I click those msg there has nothing inside! What I should do ? DO I wait for interview letter or anything else they need ? Please need help
  8. Good afternoon, I am in doubt. I had submitted my husbands I130 previously, but never followed thru because of economical issues. Now, I submited his I130 again and he received his approval letter. On top of his name (beneficiary) there is an A#. What could the A# mean, why is it there?
  9. 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.
  10. Hello guys! Does anyone know that how long is USCIS taking to issue a RFE after the first NOA? It has been just one month since we got the NOA1. But I suspect that they will issue a RFE for us
  11. hi all - I had previously understood (or was under the impression that) all USC's filing i130s from abroad where there is no USCIC office (Hong Kong in my example) were to file with the Chicago Lockbox. I am now seeing Dallas. Has anyone else noticed this? https://www.uscis.gov/i-130
  12. Hey y'all Our petition finally got approved on September 12th! So, now we're waiting to start the NVC process but it's much more complicated than I thought it would be. I read through the wiki in regards to the processing. https://www.visajourney.com/wiki/nvc_process/ But could someone please dumb it down for me? Also, how long did this process take for you guys who have been through the processing? Please let me know Thank you guys always.
  13. Hello guys!! I am a dual citizen of Sri Lanka and US. I recently sent out the i 130 petition for my spouse. And received the NOA1 in 23rd Aug. and it has been transferred to the Potomac Service Center. My question is that I have lived in Sri Lanka for almost all my life because my family is there. And hoping to get back to the USA to re-establish domicile and find a job in Pharmaceutical industry because I have Bsc in Microbiology & biotechnology. Well I started working in Sri Lanka last year OCT. I do not make much money to file taxes, my annual income doesn’t even hit the required threshold. Since it is necessary to have tax returns when filing the affidavit of support after the i 130 is approved and if I don’t have tax returns by the time NVC contacts me but have a permanent job in the USA, will they buy it? And what will be the precautions I should take as I’m living abroad.
  14. Hey!! Hope all is good with everyone. So my form I130 got approved in February and they initiate the processing and now I just received a letter from USCIS asking me for a request for initial evidence of BONA FIDE MARRIAGE. So the thing is I have never been to USA and the USCIS is asking for the evidences like property leases, mortgages, or registrations. Now I want to know what kind of evidences should I send them to prove that our marriage is bona fide? I am already sending them the evidences like the conversation between me and my wife, money transfer transaction, emails, pictures, and affidavits. Would anyone please let me know if I have to send the USCIS a notarised/attested affidavits or it’s other way round? I’d be so grateful for any kind of help. Thank you!!
  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. Hello guys, I'm a US citizen currently applying to change my father's status to that of a green card holder. I filled out the support affidavit but am dubious about whether it is required for him to be in my same residence for this purpose or not. He is currently not staying with me, but I am responsible for him. Us being in different states for this process would hurt anything? (I'm submitting all the forms I- 130,I- 485, I-765, and I-864) would our living in different states hurt anything in this process?
  17. Is there anything I need to start collecting for NVC process? I just requested tax transcript, so that’ll be at my US mailing address next week. I’ve been going over everything and this part looks a little more stressful and complicated 😬 USCIS still hasn’t sent off to NVC.. so do I just sit back for now?
  18. Hi All, Asking this question for my relative. She got married earlier this year. Her husband was still here on B1 Visa when they got married. They only went as far as applying for marriage certificate and then he decided to fly back home to go see friends family and pretty much pack up his belongings to head back to the states. They did not file for adjustment of status prior to him leaving the states . Coming back, he got to the airport and they stopped him. Issued a notice: 212 (7) (12) (i) (I). They said he was on month 5 of his 6 month visa and he should not have stayed that long. DHS at the airportt encouraged him to withdraw the visa and reapply and he ageeed to withdraw. However he’s going to reapply and be interviewed once again. He’s not planning on telling the consulate that he got married in the states and they seem to think that its ok and they’ll be able to get the new B1 again since he goes and comes quite a bit in the last 5 years because of his previous job. They seem to feel they will have no problem getting the B1 again and avoiding a long process. I have encouraged her to apply for the I-130 at this point while he is there but..... they have decided to just let him come back in as a tourist and never mentioning the marriage. What do you all think?
  19. Thread for 2017 I-130 filers for spouses of permanent residents, Mumbai Consulate. Please share your Priority Dates and any other questions.
  20. My spouse started i-130 petition as a LPR in May 2018 , later in current year March 2019 became Citizen. Case upgradation was sent at the last of March. So my question is that Will USCIS count May 2018 as initial date or March 2019 for Case date???
  21. Hi, I am 21 years old and I’m currently in college. I submitted a petition for my wife and my cc is 8/22/19. I’m still living with my parents and I reported 18k on 2018. Since I’m only working on those days I don’t have classes. However, my father is co-sponsoring me and he reported 60k. (Family of 4, mom, dad, brother and me.) is our income enough? My wife and I do not have any kids. So it’ll just be her.
  22. Hello, My uncle is a US citizen and had applied for my mother under F4 category in 2007. Last online update we had was in 2011 which said case was received in local office. Recently my uncle contacted uscis to get an update on the case and he was told that the case was administratively closed and I130 is not pending anymore. Can anyone explain what does USCIS mean? Its just so shocking..😪😪what can be our next option now?..can any immigration attorney help us in anyway. I'd appreciate any advice and help
  23. I have been trying to contact NVC for two days(Thursday and Friday) now and no luck getting through, when I say none I mean NONE!!! I submitted all the documents paid my fees but I had to resubmit two documents because they said they could not be read clearly. So I resubmitted the requested documents. It's going on week four since I sent the documents, everything else that I sent has been accepted. Should I just give up calling NCV to see if they will look at the documents or keep trying? This ish is so frigging frustrating I just want my husband here and to be done with this part of the process.
  24. Hi! I am a USC living in California, petitioning for my husband's CR1 visa. We got married in a small, civil ceremony on July 24th 2019 in Mumbai, India and our parents were witnesses. Questions: 1. We've been living together at my husband's home since our marriage, but there's no documentation - I'm going to fly back to San Diego next month and the stay is temporary. What evidence can we provide? We do intend to have a joint bank account in India, but there are no bills/lease agreements/official documentation of us living in his house. 2. My husband and I met when I was studying in India (2012), and have pictures over a range of 7 years (we haven't taken trips together). Will that be good evidence? 3. I read a lot about affidavits being poor proofs of an ongoing marriage. We haven't requested them yet, but will it help if we had one each from my mother and his, considering we don't have much else to provide? 4. We are hosting a party for the rest of our family in a week, to announce our marriage. Should I wait to file a petition and include pictures from the party as well? Thanks!
  25. 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...
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