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  1. Has anyone sent in their AOS packages lately? Have you gotten any response as yet? Please share any details you may have.
  2. Note: When filing for Adjustment of Status K1 and K3 Visa holders are now required to submit their paperwork to the National Address (Chicago Lockbox) instead of at their local CIS office. This procedure became effective for all applicants in April 2005. After the National office completes initial processing your case will be referred to your local CIS office where you will be interviewed for your permanent residency or be transferred to CSC. Prior to this the national office will send you communications requesting biometrics be taken and schedule an interview with you for this. To determine the amount of time it will take your local office to schedule your interview appointment refer to Processing Times page and click on USCIS District Processing Times link Download the Following Forms: 1. I-485 2. I-944 3. I-864 4. I-765 (optional) 5. I-131 (optional) 6. G-1145 (optional) The above forms can be filled out on your computer and printed. Make sure you sign and date them as required. Anything you cannot fit by typing, you can handwrite (very neatly) in black ink in the blank instead. You should always verify the current forms at www.uscis.gov. Assembling the I-485 Package: Checklist Forms and Documents (follow these assembly instructions. All supporting documents must be in English or be translated as noted here.): 1. Payment as required by USCIS. Use a personal check so you can track the payment. Money Orders are also accepted. Read the Guide to Paying USCIS Immigration Fees. Be sure to include the payment for both the I-485 and the biometrics fee*. >> The fee for I-485 applications includes the cost of the I-131 and I-765 (no need to pay for them if filed with or while your I-485 application is pending adjudication). 2. Cover Page. This should include the applicants contact information, a description of the benefit being filed for ("Immediate Relative (Spouse) Family Based Adjustment of Status Application") and a table of contents listing the major items in the packet. If you need additional room to explain your case, attach a separate sheet and list the attachment on the cover sheet. Make sure to sign and date the cover sheet. 3. Form I-485: Petition for Alien Relative (note: use the non US Citizen spouse's married name on this form and list previous name/names) 4. Form I-944 (Declaration of Self-Sufficiency with applicable supporting documents) 5. Copy of the non US Citizen Spouses Passport (biographical page as well as entry stamps). 5a. Copy of the non US Citizen Spouses K-1 or K-3 Visa from Passport 6. K-1 Visa Holders: Submit Copy of NOA2 "Approval" for I-129F ** K-3 Visa Holders: Submit Copy of NOA2 "Approval" for I-130 7. Electronic I-94 Copy or (for older entries) a copy of the non US Citizen Spouses valid paper I-94 (front and back of form) 8. A copy of the intending immigrant's birth certificate along with English translation. (If in any language other than English) 9. A copy of your marriage certificate. Note: While a regular copy is allowed, submitting a certified copy is preferred as some members have received an RFE asking for this (so if one is available use that instead). 10. Two passport-type photos (see specification) of the Non US Citizen Spouse. Write the full name and A# on the back using a soft felt tipped pen or pencil. Place in a plastic bag and label the bag "Photo of <Insert Name>". Attach the bag to a sheet of paper and place behind the I-485. 11. I-693, Medical Examination of Aliens Seeking Adjustment of Status.I-693, Medical Examination of Aliens Seeking Adjustment of Status. If you are a K-1, K-2, K-3 or K-4 visa holder the I-693 instructions state that you are not required to have another medical examination as long as your Form I-485 is filed within one year of your overseas medical examination. If you are missing any shots from your overseas medical a I-693 vaccination transcription is required to be completed by seeing a Civil Surgeon to have certain portions of the I-693 completed and have the Civil Surgeon certify the form (sealing the original in an envelope and giving you a copy). 12. I-864, Affidavit of Support (see poverty limits here) >> Include any additional required supporting documentation 13. I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, if you want to work while your application is processed (optional) >> Include any additional required supporting documentation or photos as well as payment as noted here. 14. I-131, Application for Travel Document, if you need to travel outside the United States while your application is processed (optional) >> Include any additional required supporting documentation or photos as well as payment as noted here. * Fingerprint fee not needed for applicants under 14 ** Should this document be misplaced/lost/never received you can file an I-824 to receive a duplicate copy via mail. "Cover Page" Information: In the checklist above it is recommended that you include a Cover Page with your application. While this is optional, filing a cover page will help the USCIS understand what benefit your are applying for and specifically what items you have included in your package. Again, make sure the cover page includes: -- the applicants contact information (name, address, phone number) -- A description of the benefit you are applying for, (Immediate Relative (Spouse) Family Based Adjustment of Status Application) -- A table of contents listing the major items in your package (i.e. I-485 and evidence, I-765, I-131, etc) -- A line with the applicants signature and date I-944 (Declaration of Self-Sufficiency) Information: This form is required to be submitted with your I-485 for all applicants, and is in addition to the required I-864 (Affidavit of Support). The supporting documents list is lengthy and includes a tax transcript (not actual tax return) of the U.S. citizen, last foreign tax return filed by the fiancé, asset statements, certificates for any English courses taken, higher education verification, if applicable (including diplomas and equivalency evaluations), and several other onerous requirements. The most troublesome item is the requirement for a U.S. credit bureau credit report, or a letter from a credit bureau stating that no credit report is available. Since most recent immigrants will not have a credit record in the U.S., no credit report will be available, and the 3 credit bureaus have not been issuing letters stating no report is available. Our best advice at this point is to write a letter explaining why no credit report is available. You can find an example of this letter and an example filled out I-944 here. Attach "E-Notification" Form (Optional) Clip a completed G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance, to the first page of your application (on top of the cover page). By completing this form and attaching it, USCIS will send you an email and/or text message to alert you when your application was received. Where to File Everything: Applicants are required to mail applications to a national mailbox (Chicago) as stated on the form (not your local USCIS office). Be sure to mail the package with return receipt requested / delivery confirmation. Send via USPS. IMPORTANT! Make TWO copies of the entire package before you send it in. This includes the money orders too. You want to have a perfect replica of the package you are sending in. All Forms that you submit must be originals with original signatures. Supporting Evidence that you submit may be photocopies. Retain ALL original supporting Evidence since the USCIS has the right to check them by issuing an RFE (Request For Evidence). If you receive an RFE, follow the direction exactly, and make two copies of what you sent back. During any future interviews the USCIS may also want to examine the original supporting evidence. After Filing: What Happens? I-485's can take anywhere from several months to several years to be approved depending on where you live (every local office has a different waiting period). This delay often leaves the petitioner feeling completely hopeless of ever receiving approval. DO NOT GIVE UP! Though it seems like forever, the CIS will eventually get to your petition. In the mean time make sure your EAD for working is valid (renew when needed) and that you have an AP for any neccesary travel you have planned. Listed below are the main items that will happen while the beneficiary's I-485 is being processed. Employment Authorization and Advance Parole Processing If you filed for Employment Authorization and/or Advance Parole petitions are generally processed within 90 days of filing. During that wait the beneficiary (non-US Citizen Spouse) will be sent a notice in the mail to schedule an appointment at the nearest USCIS biometrics office to have their fingerprints and photos taken. It is important follow the instructions in this notice and to schedule the biometrics appointment in a timely fashion. Below are estimated waiting times for these benefits: Estimated EAD Processing Times Estimated AP Processing Times As a note, in an emergency where travel outside of the United States is needed (while a beneficiary's I-485 in still being processed) an Advance Parole can be obtained quickly by scheduling an Info-Pass appointment at your local USCIS office. You must show proof (doctors note, etc) that the travel is a true emergency (such as to see a critically ill relative or other true emergency) and file an I-131 (AP) in person. If approved the AP is likely be issued the same day. Do not attempt to leave the country without an AP as this can result in the beneficiary's I-485 being considered "abandoned" and will require a new Visa to enter the US (and refiling of the I-485). Biometrics Your beneficiary (non-US Citizen Spouse) will be required to have their biometrics taken as part of the I-485 processing (fingerprints and photos). The beneficiary will be sent a notice in the mail to schedule an appointment at the nearest USCIS biometrics office to have their fingerprints and photos taken. It is important follow the instructions in this notice and to schedule the biometrics appointment in a timely fashion. This can typically precede the interview date by up to 15 months, however it is usually much closer. Interview (in person) for Adjustment of Status Eventually most people (see exception below) will receive a letter from the CIS informing you of your interview date. It will include instructions on what to bring to the interview and any required items you may need to complete before hand. One of the most critical items requested will be "evidence of the relationship" which proves that your marriage is true and faithful (i.e. photos, joint checking account, joint lease, joint mortgage, and birth certificates of children if any, etc.). Also, it is important to bring the current passport of the beneficiary to the interview. The interview is fairly painless and may be video recorded and lasts between 15-30 minutes. If approved you will be mailed your "green-card" shortly after the interview date (weeks). Interview Exception. In some cases a beneficiary's Adjustment of Status case may be transfered to the California Service Center (possibly another location) where the CIS will attempt to complete processing without requirinig an "in person" interview. There is no particular way to know if this will happen to your case however if this does happen then you will not be required to attend an interview in person. If the I-485 is approved the beneficiary's green card will simply be mailed to them. NOTES: (1) It is possible that at your interview a tardy namecheck or FBI clearance may hold up a final "approval" of the I-485 after the interview. Permanent Resident status does not start until the case is *actually* approved, which may be a later date than the interview. The final issued green card will show the validity date. (2) If the beneficiary and petitioner have been married less than two years at the time the I-485 is approved then the beneficiary will receive what is called a "conditional" legal permanent residence. This simply means that the beneficiary will have to renew his/her greencard 2 years from the date it was originally "issued" by filing an I-751 to remove conditional status. When filing this form you will need to again show proof of your valid and ongoing marriage.
  3. Hi guys! I changed my address last month. I-485 and I-765 AR-11 online while my wife’s I-864 we had to mail it personally. Last month they confirmed about the change of address but they are still sending it at the old address. How do I go about this?
  4. Hello, good people! We were about to file AoS for my wife back in early February but turns out only a computerized birth certificate is allowed from her country to file for any immigration visas. This delayed our process long enough for the new i-944 requirements to take effect, and then lockdowns happened across the world, and now here we are trying to decipher what is acceptable. I hope y'all will be able to answer some questions/doubts. New to all this and appreciate any insight. Quick info about her (beneficiary): - graduated med school in her country in 2019 (never been employed) - studying to take medical licensing exams here, which have been delayed due to Covid-19 - has visited the US in 2019 to do two clinical electives - has a valid B1/B2 visa that expires mid-2021, but just entered the "overstay" category in June 2020 - no SSN or ITIN - no name on any lease/car insurance/utility bill - no credit card or credit score - unfortunately, we also did not renew her travel insurance which expired in March Quick info about me (USC): - make between $40k - $50k at a non-profit (above 125% FPG in 2019 Tax Return, and above 250% in the new career in 2020) - bachelor's degree - less than $25k student loans, $6k credit card debt - no health insurance (employer-offered plan was too expensive). Marketplace will not open till November ☹️ - credit score: good (700+) Questions: Is it possible to add her to anything (lease/bank account/utility bill/credit card) without having SSN or ITIN? Have any of y'all had success with getting a "no credit score report" without SSN/ITIN? Should I get private health insurance for both of us ASAP? Will $6k credit card debt and a not-so-great checking account be a negative factor? Would I have to show a healthy bank account and hence get financial deposit help from my family till the green card is approved? Is switching jobs seen as negative? If I find a better employment opportunity, should I jump on it or would it be seen as unstable? Is there any advantage to filing the forms concurrently versus sending them at different times? Will I-131 (Advance Parole) add an extra $575, and I-765 (Employment Authorization) add an extra $410 to the cost of Adjustment of Status application? If she has given the TOEFL in 2012 and all her education has been where official language of instruction is English, does she need to still prove her English proficiency? Do we need to get her British-education high school diploma and Asian-education medical school degree evaluated? P.S if anyone knows a company in Texas that does not take away half my income in private health insurance, please recommend! 😅
  5. Hi, I am looking for advice on the next step in my wife and I's green card odyssey/debacle. I am from Ireland originally. Timeline: 2013-2019: 6 years on J1 visa (5 years general surgery, 1 year bariatric/foregut fellowship, board certified in gen surg) 2018: multiple failed Conrad 30 applications (I am a fellowship-trained surgeon) Early 2019: Spoke with immigration attorney, advised we might have a hardship case for a waiver of the two-year rule. Time was running short as my fellowship was ending July 2019 and with it my J1. April 2019: DS3035, I612 and I130 submitted (concurrent filing of J1 hardship waiver application and I130 spousal petition) May 2019: documents received August 2019: left the country within 30 days of J1 ending December 2019: received I-797 notifying us I130 spousal petition was approved Jan 7th 2020: I612 + I613 received by DOS from USCIS (no RFEs thus far) April 23rd 2020: DOS favorable recommendation (no RFEs!) Currently waiting for USCIS to give final approval for I612/613, pending any RFEs Our attorney outlined two options to now proceed and get the green card; 1. Apply from outside the US (which is where we currently are). Apparently we now have to file an I-824 for action on a previously approved application?? And then proceed with consular processing through the consulate in Dublin? 2. Return to the US on a 90d VWP tourist visa, overstay it and concurrently send in I485 and I765. Then sit around twiddling my thumbs for another few months. Issues: Option 1; why do I need to file an I-824? why doesn't my I130 just proceed to the NVC and get in line there where I submit my DS-260 etc.? The processing time for an I-824 is 6.5-15 months which is NOT in our plan. Option 2; overstaying a 90d visa does NOT seem like a good option. Surely this would be looked upon very unfavourably by USCIS?? Quote from our attorney "because your adjustment of status would be based on your marriage to a U.S. citizen, such an overstay does not count against you". Has anyone else done this or heard of anyone else doing it? Would really appreciate the collective wisdom.
  6. I am a F-1 student, at present I am in the US. I wish to apply for a green card. My father is a US Citizen, I cant apply for a US Passport because he was not physically present on US soil for the required time period before my birth. I was born in India and am a 25 year old unmarried male. In the process of applying for a status change from F-1 to the green card what documents must be presented and what precautions must be taken?
  7. If you are a K-1, K-2, K-3 or K-4 visa holder the I-693 instructions state that you are not required to have another medical examination as long as your Form I-485 is filed within one year of your overseas medical examination. Regardless of if you are exempt from a medical exam, you are still required to complete certain portions of the I-693 and have a Civil Surgeon certify the form (and seal it in an evelope). Specifically, you will complete Part 1 (Information about you) of the I-693 and provide both the form and your DS-3025 (if you have it, proving your vaccination history) and any proof of required vaccinations that were completed prior to entering the US. If you do not have a copy of your DS-3025 you will need to provide sufficient evidence of your vaccination history to the Civil Surgeon (talk to the civil surgeon's office to discuss what vaccination records they accept as proof). If you do not have proof of your vaccination history the Civil Surgeon may insist on re-administering all the required vaccinations prior to completing the I-693. Once the Civil Surgeon has has verified that all required vaccinations have been performed, they will complete form I-693 Part 2 (the vaccination section) and Part 5 (the Civil Surgeon's Certification). They will then seal the form in an envelope and return it to you. Form I-944 has quite a bit of supporting documents that go with it depending on your situation, be sure to read the instructions for this form carefully. Many people have gotten a RFE for this form so be sure to pay CLOSE attention when filing it out. When in doubt ask questions on the forums. When filing by mail, "priority mail with delivery confirmation" is the preferred method. Always keep a copy of what you have filed. IF your forms include an I-485 AND an I-485A, forget the "A" one...it is used for other types of applications for adjustment, such as assylum...you ONLY need to file the regular I-485 Form, not the A supplement. BE SURE TO USE CODE (C)(9) FOR A 1-YEAR EAD CARD (when filing concurrently with I-485)!!! How to get the forms: You can use forms downloaded from the USCIS website if they are printed on good quality paper with a good printer quality. You can also download free fillable forms on this site. Other things you will need: passport-style pictures (see specification), copy of the passport, copy of the k-1 visa (and NOA2), Electronic I-94 Copy (or for older entries a front/backside copy of the non US Citizen Spouses valid paper I-94), copy of the fiance's birth and divorce certificates with translation, PLUS the supporting documentation for the I-864 form: letter from employer confirming employment, the last 3 years of tax returns, plus any documentation of your financial resources if you choose to include this. The rule is, if your income is not 125% of the poverty level for your family, you will need additional financial documentation. HOWEVER, if you read the form instructions carefully, it states that while they do NOT require additional financial information IF you have at least 125% of the poverty level, it says the USCIS can still ask for that information if they want... so in order to potentially avoid future questions, many people include financial information, including bank letter, letter from stockbroker, letter regarding mortgages, copy of deeds to a property, and any other financial assets... etc. It is far better to include too much information rather than not enough. How long will I have to wait for an EAD, advance parole, and adjustment of status: You can check time here. Where to file the forms: You will file your petition at the Chicago Lockbox. See this page for the Chicago Lockbox address (PO Box). You will receive a receipt (Notice of Action) in the mail for your application once they receive and process it.
  8. Hello everyone, Newbie here but I have already been getting ton of useful information out of this forum! I concurrently filed my I-485 with I-130 in January. Now I received a RFE regarding the I-864 of my joint sponsor. I couldn't figure out what's the best way to interpret this RFE so I thought you guys may help me out. 😀 I am struggling if I could keep my current joint sponsor and send more explanations and documents, or it is advisable to find a new joint sponsor? So here is a little bit of background: My husband (the petitioner sponsor) does not meet the income requirement so we got his mother (US citizen) to be our joint sponsor and filed an I-864. She is self employed (she takes cash receipts, so no 1099s nor W2s unfortunately) and her income and assets (savings & real estate value) meets 125% line. Her tax is simple so I am sure no mistakes on the household size. Here is the RFE I got (main text😞 I knew we made a few possible mistakes that may have led to this RFE: 1). My mother-in-law signed the form when she's outside of the US. So she scanned it to me and I submitted the "print" version of the page which contained her signature. Technically speaking, I submitted the form that does not have her "wet ink signature" on it. 2). I mistakenly put her Total Income (Gross receipts of her self-employment income), rather than AGI, onto the Federal Tax Return Information (line 24) on I-864. 3). Her 2018 AGI (which is the most recent tax year's at the time of filing) is $5000 less than the 125% line. However, we did not give an explanation of how her current income is higher than that. 4). We did not include sufficient evidences showing her assets (savings and real estate) and how they made up the difference. Here is the part I am confused: My RFE does not state explicitly that it is not the income that the joint sponsor did not meet. They are questioning her qualification. Based on the posts I have read on this forum, most I-864 RFEs were issued with a more specific reason (i.e. the sponsor did not meet income line). For example, like this: "Based on the documents submitted with Form I-864, Affidavit of Support, for the petitioner/sponsor, the income did not meet 125% (100% if military) of the federal poverty line for the petitioner/sponsor's household size." I thought based on her income and assets she should qualify; as if her income did not met the line, then the RFE should have just said something like above, right? Also I have sent over her citizenship documents and her age is well over 18. Do you guys think it may be her signature issue that caused this RFE? But then why the RFE does not explicitly let me know of that, or is it a combination of both insufficient income and signature issue? 😂 I now seem to have two options: A. Refile the I-864, have her original signature on it (address issue 1)), update and correct the income figures on the form (to address issue 2)), include the 2019 tax returns, and collect every documentation we can to prove her current income and her assets (address issue 4)). The good news is that we have her 2019 tax return now and her AGI is higher than 125% line. This hopefully would improve the situation mentioned in 3). B. Find a new joint sponsor??? It will be hard... In short, I am struggling if I could keep my current joint sponsor, refile I-864 and carefully write a response, or it is advisable to find a new joint sponsor? Really wanted your guys' inputs to help me decide. Much appreciated in advance! -Ben
  9. August – Filing with MSC Case Number - Parents I filled combo application for my mother for green card. We received MSC case number. I have no idea how much time it will take for application approval. Any input on this ? · I130 – MSC XXX XXX XXXX Application received – 8/30/2019, LUD 9/7/2019 · I485 - MSC XXX XXX XXXX Application received – 8/30/2019, LUD 9/7/2019 · Finger Printing 1st – 10/04/2019 · Finger Printing 2nd – 10/29/2019 · Combo card received for I765 and I131 - 12/17/2019 Any comments? aMPT
  10. Hello everyone i'm new to the forum and i will like some opinion here, over the weekend i received this update. On April 23, 2020, we began reviewing your Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, Receipt Number MSC189019*****. We mailed you a notice informing you of the action we intend to take on your case. Please follow the instructions in the notice and submit any requested materials. If you do not receive your notice by May 7, 2020, contact the USCIS Contact Center at www.uscis.gov/contactcenter. My interview was a long time ago back in feburary 2019 and they came to our home October 2020, what are the circumstances? ps; i'm very anxious as i haven't received the actual mail yet.
  11. Hello Everyone, hope every doing well. I got rejected from USCIS because of using out dated form. I got all the documents sent back and support documents. Just finish the new i485 form but I found I didn't put "N/A" for other forms when the question is not applicable to my answer. I plan to redo all the forms. My question is. Seems they already scan some forms, can I update the forms? If I can, do I need to provide the support documents?
  12. Hello everyone, I have a very specific question due to my adjustment of residency case that was denied two and a half years ago in November 2017 that I can't find any answers to, not even asking the embassy in my home country. I came to the US in 2016 on a J-1 and married my long term boyfriend (US Citizen) before my visa period was over in the US. We went through the whole process of applying to register permanent residency of a US-spouse and were denied one year later because of the lacking waiver to the 2 year home country requirement. We went back to Europe, first to Sweden and then back to my home country Germany where we have been living since last year now. Now that those two years have passed, we wanted to apply again (we never appealed the decision back in 2017). I was wondering if there is a shorter and less money consuming process than doing the whole thing again with maybe reopening the old case? If anyone has some experience with this very specific type of visa-denial and forms of applying again, I would be entirely grateful! Thank you guys beforehand for taking the time in reading and answering this.
  13. My husband filed his I-485 on July 20, 2017. As of mid-October, our status has said, “Your case is ready to be scheduled for an interview.” NO change since then. I looked at the processing times both on this website and on the USCIS and both have Houston taking longer than anywhere in the country. Why??
  14. My wife has her interview scheduled for Friday April 3rd. Currently, our local ASC office is not closed according to the USCIS webpage. I am serving in the USAF, and the DoD has been implementing measures to avoid this COVID-19 pandemic. As of this posting, USCIS has not sent us any correspondence saying that her interview has been rescheduled due to COVID-19. After speaking with my leadership, I am having concerns that the USAF may not allow my wife and I to travel to our ASC for her interview because of this outbreak. If we can't make it due to these circumstances, can I reschedule the interview with USCIS? Will we have to re-submit all of the paperwork again and pay the fees? I know this may be a difficult question to answer, but I am just wondering if anyone else is currently having a similar situation. Trying to contact USCIS over the phone is a nightmare and seems nearly impossible to reach an actual customer service representative. V/R
  15. Hello, My situation is: I'm a US citizen, never employed, and I'm dependent on my parent. they have been maintaining me my whole life. So I never filed taxes in my whole life. and I do not make any type of income ! nor I have any assets. The Case: I got married and my wife is filing AOS. For the affidavit, I had a joint sponsor filing separate i864. For my i864 I believe I'm required to attach a letter stating why I never filed taxes. what should be the reason to write, since I want it to look formal. I had this sample but I think it might need to be edited To Whom It May Concern I, ABCD, XXX's spouse and petitioning sponsor. I did not file any income tax return yet because I was and still dependent and maintained by my parents upon their income. Since I never had job or made any income of any type, I was not required to file an income tax return with the Internal Revenue Service. I, ABCD, certify under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States that the information I have provided in this statement are true and correct. Sincerely, ABCD help please or edit the sample Thanks
  16. 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!
  17. 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
  18. Hey there everyone, So I am coming really close to filing my green card package, I have filled out all my forms and have all my supporting documents, But I am still confused about the Fees. I know that some forms vary based on age, immigration status, where you are etc, so its very confusing. These are the forms I'm submitting: i130 i130a i485 i864 ( x2 - sponsor and a joint) i765 i131 Do I have to pay the total of all the fees? Do some of the forms not cost anything because they are being submitted with other forms? Do I need to pay the biometrics fee for each, or just once? Do I put it all together on one cheque or multiple? If anyone knows the answer, or has a link to something explaining it more easily than any of the resources I have found, that would be greatly appreciated! Thanks P.S. I know I am to do the i693, but I have been advised to do that when I get the interview notification so it doesn't expire.
  19. Hello, I have a pending case for I485 for more than 6 months. I have been issued the EAD/advanced parole combo card. My questions are: Can I work for multiple employers? Means I will continue to work for my company who has filed for my GC but also start doing another job? This is because of financial constraints. Can this affect my I485 interview in any way? When the second company executes I9 verification, will it pop up during my interview? Can this be a concerning issue? Thank you
  20. it has been 62 days since I filed for my adjustment of status, have received the NOA1 but have not received biometrics appointment until now! Is that normal? I am starting to get very worried Do not have previous biometrics.
  21. Hi all I am a K1 Visa recipient and my husband and I are filing our AOS soon. I have a question regarding the required tax documentation on the I-864, Affidavit of Support. I understand that if we file AOS before the end of 2019 our most recent tax year would have been 2018, and we've got that. But if we file in January 2020, would our most recent tax year be 2019 already, thus requiring the proper documentation for 2019 instead? I ask because the company my husband works for doesn't send out W2s until February, but we REALLY don't want to wait any longer to file our AOS because my I-94 had been expired since October 22nd. We've planned to file this December 16th but something came up, and we might have to reroute the budget for that one onto something else.... sigh (I know, I know, we're filing late, but life happens and so here we are...) 😅 So I'm thinking: 1) Perhaps USCIS would allow the submission of 2018 records due to the fact that tax season for 2019 won't be over until April 2020 anyways? 2) Perhaps we could include an explanation on our cover letter as to why we're submitting 2018 records despite 2019 ending? So yeah, I would appreciate any input from anyone who can help. Thank you all
  22. 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?
  23. Hello, my i-130 case was transferred to the US embassy in Baghdad approximately 65 day ago for interview to be scheduled after it was "Documentarly qualified" with all docs submitted to the portal. Any one can help with what is the time frame until they will call my family for interview ? Thanks
  24. My husband and i have been dating for 2 years and married for about a month. I am currently on an f1 visa and we were planning on filing for i485 and i30 concurrently. The thing is he has been married before and it was an arranged marriage. After a few months they both decided that they did not want to go any further with the marriage and decided to separate like 3 years ago. He had already filed the form i30 for her and it got approved but he later decided to withdraw it and not apply for anything else. The divorce got finalized in July and we got married in early October. My question is would the previous i30 form that he filed affect my application?
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