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  1. 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
  2. What documents do I need to travel outside the United States? Form I-131, Application for Travel Document, is used to apply for three different types of travel documents: --o Advance Parole --o Refugee Travel Document --o Re-Entry Permit WARNING: If you have been in the United States illegally, then you may be subject to a bar to admission if you depart the United States, even if you have been issued a travel document. For more information please see Section 212(a)(9) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). If you are an asylee who applied for asylum on or after April 1, 1997, then your asylum status may be terminated if you return to the country from which you were seeking protection. Advance Parole Advance parole is issued solely to authorize the temporary parole of a person into the United States. The document may be accepted by a transportation company (airlines) instead of a visa as an authorization to travel to the United States. Please note that an advance parole document does not replace your passport. Advance parole is most commonly used when someone has Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status, pending. If you depart the U.S. while your I-485 application is pending without first obtaining advance parole, your case will be denied unless you fit into a narrow exception for those maintaining certain nonimmigrant statuses. Advance Parole for Asylees An asylum applicant who has a pending Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal, and has not received a final decision may be allowed to travel outside the United States. If you are an asylum applicant and you intend to travel outside the United States and return you must apply for and receive advance parole. If you leave the United States without first obtaining advance parole, USCIS will presume you abandoned your asylum application. Advance parole does not guarantee that you will be allowed to reenter the United States, rather, an immigration inspector from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) must inspect you and determine whether you will be allowed to reenter the United States. Refugee Travel Document A refugee travel document is issued to a person who has been granted refugee or asylum status, or to a permanent resident who obtained a green card because they were a refugee or asylee. If you hold refugee or asylee status and are not a permanent resident, you must have a refugee travel document to return to the United States. Derivative asylees and refugees must also obtain a refugee travel document before leaving the United States. If you do not obtain a refugee travel document in advance of departure, you may be unable to re-enter the United States, or you may be placed in removal proceedings before an immigration judge. Re-entry Permit A re-entry permit allows a permanent resident or conditional resident to apply for admission to the U.S. upon returning from abroad during the permit’s validity, without having to obtain a returning resident visa from a U.S. Embassy or consulate. Permanent or conditional residents should apply for a re-entry permit if they will be outside the United States for one year or more.
  3. Filing form I-130 along with I-485 at the same time: condition: Beneficiary resides in USA. Hello, I am going through an adjustment of status and I would like to share my experience on this helpful website. I filed everything by myself using the ressource : - on the USCIS Website ( I downloaded all needed forms along with their instruction. - I read feedback and experiences from people who went through the process of family based greencard in order to get an idea of the processing time and use some advice. This website was very helpful. - with those 2 ressources, I did not waste money to hire a laywer . I came in the USA in 2012 on F-1 visa. I was working on campus so it was easy for me to get a social security number while I was still on F-1 visa. After I graduated in 2014, I applied for OPT on August 2013 and my case got approved on October 2014. I started to work on November 2013. I met my boyfriend in June 2013 and our relationship started to be serious on November 2013. We got Married on August 2014. We opened a joint Bank account right after and I started to prepare my adjustment status around August 26th 2014. I submitted at the same time all required documentation (http://www.***removed***/forum/showthread.php/93775-Concurrent-filing-of-I-130-I-485-I-131-I-765) except form I-864 ( we did not meet all the the requirements because my husband was not working at that time and his income for the last 3 years did not meet the Minimum Income Requirements to File a Federal Income Tax Return for a single). Form I-130: Petition for Alien Relatives costs $420.00. My husband is the primary sponsor. He completed the entire form and signed it. We submitted along this form copies of : - Copy of marriage certificate - His birth certificate - 1 passport -ype photo ( write his name and date of birth on the back) - Evidence of the bona fides Marriage: - Joint Bank account - 1 lease showing joint tenancy of a common residency - 1 G-325A forms with my husband’s Biographic information - $420.00 check payable to US Department of Homeland Security Form I-485: Adjustment of Status Application costs $1,070.00 I completed I-485 and submitted it along with: - Clipped a completed G1145 E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance to the first page of the application so as to receive emails and Text message to alert you when application is received. - 1 Cover page to help the USCIS understand what benefit I am applying for and specifically what items I have included in my package. Make sure the cover page includes: - Applicants ( my husband and I) contact information (name, address, phone number) - A description of the benefit I was applying for ( Immediate Relative (spouse) Family Based Adjustment of Status Application) - A listing of major items in the concurrent filing (i.e I-485 and evidence; I-765, I-131,I-693, check etc.) - A line with my husband and I signature and date - Copy of Form I-94 - My Translated Birth Certicificate along with copy of the original - Copy of my passport page with nonimmigrant visa - I-693 completed and certified by the civil the surgeon in a sealed envelope - Form I-693: Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record costs $400.00 - Call to schedule an appointment with a designated civil surgeon as soon as possible because their schedule is busy and the process might take 2 weeks to get the Doctor complete the papework. - On August 26th,2014 I called several civil surgeons in my town and most of them have available dates only around september 20th. The closest date I got was for August 29th and it was in another town. I got everything checked Physical X-ray, Blood Test, Shots within 1 week. The doctor gave me my paperwork on September 5th - 1 G-325A forms with my Biographic information - 2 passport-type photos ( name and date of birth on the back), placed in a plastic bag and label the Bag Photo - $1,070.00 check payable to US Department of Homeland Security - Form I-765 application for Employment Authorization (EAD) if you want to work while your application is being processed ( OPTIONAL). Costs $0.00 - copies of my 3 last paystubs - copy on my previous EAD card ( obtained throught OPT) - Form I-131: Application for travel Document if you need to travel outside USA while your application is being processed. (OPTIONAL). Costs $0.00 On September 10th, 2014 I mailed (US Postal regular service) I-130 along with I-485 and evidence at USCIS Chicago Lockbox: USCIS P.O Box 805887 Chicago, Il 60680-4120 Case transfered to National Benefit Center (MSC) Lee’Summit, MO Countdown and processing time On September 17th: I received emails and text message stating that my case has been accepted and routed to the USCIS National Benefits Center for processing. My case was processed In lee’s Summit, Missouri. I created an online account on the USCIS website to manage my application portfolio ( add each case receipt number (shown of form I-797C notice of action form) ) . Check the boxes to receive text message and email everytime a case is updated. On september 18th: I received in the mail the four I-797, notice of action of the acceptance each application On September 20th: I received in the mail I-797, notice of action inviting me to take fingerprints and photo at the local USCIS office in my town on October 7th,2014. On October 1st, 2014: I received in the mail a Request for Initial Evidence (I-485) inviting me to submit form I-864, affidavit of support for the petitioner listed on form I-130. On October 7th, 2014: It took me 15minutes to complete fingerprint and Photo On October 11th, 2014: I mailed ( Express delivery: USCIS Lee’s Summit, MO 64002) Form I-864: Affidavit of support along with: - 1 form I-864A , contract between sponsor and household member since we did not meet all the financial requirements, we added the income of a family member living with us. We added Form 1040, U.S. Individual Income Tax Return and all related W-2 forms - A letter explaining why my husband did not file taxes for the last 3 years ( Low Income) - An employment letter from my husband’s company since he started to work on September 23rd, 2014. That letter showed his current net pay and his expected income for the next 12 months. - Copies of his 2 last paystubs On October 18th, 2014: I received a Text message and email stating that Form I-765, work authorization and form I-131, travel authorization (AP) got approved. I will be expecting to receive EAD Card and AP within 30 days. On October 21st, 2014: My husband received Notice of Action (NOA) for biometrics because he may be subject to review under AWA. On October 24th, 2014: Husband did biometrics (only fingerprints) and I receive my employment approval notice letter. Thank GOD I already had a job offer and I was supposed to start on the 27th. On May 11th , 2015: A RFE was sent to my husband however we did not know about that request as USCIS did not update it on the USCIS Check my case status portal. On August 10th, 2015: I received a letter from USCIS stating all my pending applications and benefits were revoked as the underlying sponsorship I-130 was considered as abandoned since my husband did not answer to the RFE sent on May. My husband stated that he never received it. I went to the field office with husband explaining that we never received that letter and we do not have a way to track it since there is no update on the USCIS online tool. The field agent requested our application to be sent over to their office so they can investigate. As soon, they received the application, we went back there and I found out that the letter they sent was requesting my husband to provide court record about two misdemeanor crimes and 1 offence on a police officer. He never told me about those crimes he did 10 years ago. the lady advised us to file the I-290B motion to reopen which I did but it is a waste of time and money as usually once USCIS revoked a petition, they will not reopen it. It is preferable to START ALL OVER AGAIN according to 2 different lawyers I met after. In the mist of that I had to go to family court several times as my husband was physically abusing me before and after we got married. I had a restraining order against my husband and after that a friend of mine advised me to Self-Petition under VAWA. I created a different thread for that subject.
  4. Hi, If you are doing aos from k1 and haven’t received green card, what should you put as (P1Q6) immigration admission status on renewal i-131 form? We applied for 485/765/131 last June and ead/card received and will expire in Oct., was told to fill out renewals 120 days in advance. Also, for P3Q4a, what should we put - not sure “reentry permit” is applicable? Same questions on 1-765 too (P2 Q24 & 25) Thank you in advance for assistance.
  5. My father - 71yrs old - was recently admitted to the US just last month as an IR5. His actual green card has not arrived yet. But he needs to go back to his original country in July and is sure he may have to stay over a year. His wife (not my mother) still lives there and his taking care of her sick mother which he helps her with. 1-Can he apply for a reentry permit so soon before leaving? 2-how likely is it to be approved? What's the timeline? 3-What kind of proof , justification should be he provide? He applied for a regular B1 visa after his 10 yrs bar but was denied twice. So, we went to such trouble to get an IR5 approved because he once lived in the US but now it seems the green card wasn't appropriate for him. It's so ironic that when he lived illegally in the us for over 20 yrs he was dreaming of having it. I am anticipating he might one day lose it, what if he voluntarily renounces it and try a visa again? Most likely it would be denied. ohh gosh! what are our options?
  6. Hi guys, I'm currently in the process of waiting for my PD to become current. My spouse is a conditional GC holder, and just filed for removal of condition (I-829). Here is my timeline: Type: F2A 01/2017: USCIS WAC Received I-130 07/2018: USCIS Chicago Lockbox Received I-485, I-131, I-765, routed to NBC 08/2018: Biometrics done for I-485 and I-765 08/2018: Received RFE for I-130, and RFIE for I-485 09/2018: Mailed Response for both I-130 and I-485 10/2018: WAC approved I-130 Local USCIS Office: Santa Ana I'm still waiting for EAD/AP to be approved, and not sure how long does I-485 take because my spouse just filed for her I-829 to remove her conditional status in 08/2018, and the processing time is about 3 years. Anyone have experience with this situation before? Thank you.
  7. Yesterday i got my approval notice for I131 in the mail - says it was approved on February 4th! Just wondering how long it normally takes to recieve the actual card at the moment. I have tried to track it on the website but nothing is updated - still just says my case was received and is pending. Appreciate any help on this question!
  8. Hello dear members, I applied for a re-entry permit did my fingerprints . After 3 months I received an email saying that they updated my name. Three days later, I received my re-entry permit with a typing error in my middle name. I sent it back and asked for name correction. I have few questions: Is there any guarantee that they are going to write it right this time? should I call USCIS? how long does the correction usually take ?. Finally, can I still check the case status using the receipt number ? Thank you
  9. Just returned to USA from honeymoon in Thailand. Flew into San Francisco. Was sent for secondary inspection as I was traveling on advance parole. Spoke to 2 DHS officers who stated it will happen every time I return to USA after a trip abroad. Just wanted to share this info as I had read here prior to leaving there was no set rule what happens on returning some people were waved through others sent for secondary. Maybe this is just the case for SFO or new guidelines. After waiting for 1hr&1/2, missing a connecting flight my passport was stamped and I was free to go. I wasnt asked anything this time or required to show any documents I had with me. If you have a connecting flight after entering the States my advice is give yourself a good window of time to allow for secondary inspection. Here on out I expect every time to be sent.
  10. Question to those who have recently submitted successful I-485 / AOS after entering the US on a K1 visa and who are ALSO submitted their I-131 and I-765 with their I-485 submission. I just want to clarify whether or not we have to pay filling fees for the I-131 (travel document/advanced parole) and I-765 (employment authorization) if we are submitting them with our I-485 submission. The way I read the instructions attached to the I-131 and I-765 forms is that we do not have to pay the I-131 and I-765 based on the below. Can someone please confirm?? Thank you!! I-131: "If you filed Form I-485 on or after July 30, 2007, and you paid the Form I-485 application fee required, then no fee is required to file a request for an Advanced Parole Document or Refugee Travel Document on Form I-131 if your Form I-485 is still pending, if: 1. You now hold U.S. refugee or asylee status....) 2. You are applying for an Advanced Parole Document to allow you to return to the United States after temporary foreign travel. I-765: "If you filed Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, as of July 30, 2007, and you paid for the Form I-485 filing fee, no fee is required to also file a request for employment authorization on Form I-765"
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