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  1. Hi VJ members, I got interviewed on January 17th, 2019 the officer told us that I will be getting my passport in a month but we didn't hear anything back as it's been almost 2 months. They are radio silent with only 3 updates on my case (1 is due to the fact that I sent an inqury but they haven't replied yet). Now, I am calling my wife to Pakistan soon and she will be living here until we will be moving together. I want to know once she will come to Pakistan, and if the process will take forever then after how much time the embassy will be needing her W2 and taxes information. As there will be no tax history once she will quit her job and come to Pakistan. My Father-in-Law will be sponsoring us then. So, is it a wise decision. Also, are there any other factors that we should consider besides sponsor?
  2. hi guys! we are in the CEAC state of my husbands I-130 application process. I am trying to gain a little information on when everybody buys the flight for their spouse to come to the US? We have been waiting so long for this visa and are trying to not have my husband stay in his home country longer than he needs to. can you buy flights before the interview or do they not give you your passport till way after? I haven't found much information on what happens after the interview. thank you.
  3. Hi can anyone share their experience at Islamabad embassy for CR-1 visa. Also some help regarding the shuttle and just some tips..Interview is next month so just planning ahead! JazakAllah!
  4. carmel34

    Crazy Story Heard at Lunch today

    I had lunch today with a friend and shared the current stage of my husband's CR-1 visa application (NOA2 recently received, waiting for NVC case number). Our journey is pretty straightforward stuff, just waiting and hoping that we can be together soon, maybe later this year as we are very much in love and I have visited him in Brazil 7 times... Then she shared her story and it blew me away! She is from the Philippines, and came to the US 20 years ago on a tourist visa, met a USC and married him. They divorced before filing AOS as he was abusive and threatened to call USCIS to report her for visa fraud. She stayed illegally after the divorce and met another USC and married him, this time filing AOS and she eventually got her green card, but later that marriage ended in divorce as well. About 15 years later, she currently has her US citizenship and is dating another guy, this time he's from the Philippines as well, an LPR who is married to a USC but doesn't live with his wife and came right out and admitted that he just got married for a green card. And now he's after her. I told her to run from this guy as fast as she can! I've known this friend for a few years but had no idea what she had been through with US immigration. Some people never learn... Crazy story!
  5. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/05/us/border-crossing-increase.html
  6. Hammed71

    Eb3skilled or Eb3unskilled

    Guys I am contemplating in between choosing between Eb3skilled or Eb3 unskilled visa to immigrate to USA. So am a graduate of history and international studies graduate but I haven't had any work experience in my field since I graduated because the job I had didn't relate to the course I studied in university due to lack of jobs in my country and I heard eb3 skilled visa requires some experience in your field of study while eb3 unskilled visa doesn't require any work experience and degree. So guys should I go ahead with the eb3 skilled visa or eb3 unskilled visa? I also noticed that those that get sponsored for eb3 skilled visa a lot studied computer science or medical related course, I don't know if I am right
  7. Hi Everyone, My name is Claire. I'm from Cork Ireland and I'm getting married to my fiance in 10 weeks in Ireland. He is a US Citizen. We hope and plan to move back to the US together. Can anyone advise on where we should start? How do I get a Case number from the US Embassy in Dublin? How do I get an appointment after we have our marriage certificate? Are we chosing the correct visa type? I-130? Will I be able to return to the US with my future husband after we get married? I hope someone can guide us in the right direction. Thanks Claire
  8. https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/immigration/article226630564.html
  9. Hi, We had an interview in US embassy on 11/19/2018 and my father was principal applicant. At the time of interview my age was 25+. We applied for visa under Child Status Protection Act. D.O.B: 02/03/1993 Priority Date: 01/20/2005 Approval Date: 12/23/2009 Visa Bulletin Current Date: 10/01/2018 According to CSPA calculator, My age was 20 years 08 months 25 days and I was elligible for immigration visa. However, at the time of interview, the counslate returned my passport without any rejection letter. According to counslate, my age is 21 years 08 months 24 days. So, I am not eligible for visa. Embassy probably has confused 2009 with 2008; there is 1 year difference in my age. Our attorney in USA has filed a petition on 11/20/2018 to review my eligibility according to CSPA calculations. It’s 02/15/2019 and we have not received any reply or call for passport submission from US embassy. Is it normal? How much time it will take? Does someone has faced same problem? Seeking for your positive response. Thanks
  10. Guys, I need your help in getting to know what I am going to write down in the detailed resume/CV because the officer asked me to send me the detailed resume/CV along with my passports for further processing. I need some help in understanding this situation and what you guys think. its an employment based immigration case for skilled worker having minimum 2 years of work experience. what you guys recommend to write down in detailed resume. any help is appreciated thanks a lot in advance
  11. Hello everyone , .was just wondering if anyone over here as experience of bringing their pets, or more specifically a large dog into the US, just wanted some information on what airline they used , what are the required documentation of the pet that is required for clearance etc
  12. Hi, I’m a South Korean who has been in the states on ESTA for less than a month now. I was planning to go back to Korea after my visit but after i proposed to my girlfriend who’s an American citizen, now she wants to get married and me to stay here. I’ve seen a lot of posts about adjustment of status for ESTA/VWP entrants but still am unsure if it’s possible. And if it is, I’d like to know when the most ideal timing is to apply for it. My fiancée is 20 years old and i am 19. I got to know that there’s a thing called minimum income requirements for my fiancée to ‘sponsor’ me but her income isn’t enough to meet those requirements. My question is, will the price of a house that her mom owns be admitted as assets to meet the requirement as long as there’s no loan on the house and the price is accredited? & if not, a joint sponsor who’s not a family member of my fiancée could sponsor me instead of her if we can find one? Thanks so much in advance, have a good night
  13. Hello i just finished my interview three days ago on jan 14 2019. everything went smoothly i was scheduled to be interviewed for an IR2 visa which is an immigrants visa. i spoke with the consul and everything was good. she said congratulations and she said i got approved. she told me to register the mailing address where i would receive my visa. my CEAC status when i checked yesterday it said ''READY'' but now when i checked it it's on ''Administrative processing'' as well as i got an email from Manila embassy stating i need to go back to the embassy for ''oath taking''' which is very vague? what oathtaking? i attached the email that was sent to me on this topic. is this normal? what's happening?
  14. josie125


    This is for IR1/CR-1 and/or IR2 Ghanaian members How long is it currently taking to have an appointment scheduled for interview in Ghana? Does anyone know the latest appointment that was schedule and when was the case complete for that person?
  15. Hello everybody my name is Jessica Lozano and I have a question. My fiancé will be visiting in May because I will be graduating from UNI. He has an ESTA visa and he's from Korea. We've talked about him coming and us POSSIBLY getting married 2 weeks after. It's not a for sure thing. We want to weigh out our options. The distance sucks and the air fare is RIDICULOUSLY EXPENSIVE we've been visiting each other over the years. If we were to get married (on the ESTA he has 90 days to be here) can he overstay or can we file for AOS immediately or..? Please LET ME KNOW your experiences and opinions.
  16. Hi, I need some help regarding the DNA testing that they required for us to undergo. We’ve received a letter from the embassy, requesting for a DNA to be held for my Grandma, father and other 2 siblings. My grandma, who’s residing in California, is going back to Philippines this coming feb. 2019. is it possible for her to do the DNA testing in St. Lukes here in manila? I’ve checked on the official website that St. Lukes is accredited. Although i am not certain if it’s possible. I called the US embassy’s call center hotline but their answer seemed so confusing and they seem to be not so sure about the info. any insights will be deeply appreciated!
  17. My main question is: is me getting married before applying for OPT going to prevent me from being approved? I know I can apply for adjustment of status, but I feel like getting a job would be easier if I started with an OPT, and then adjusting my status while working.
  18. My case status online before today was: Your case was approved on April 13, 2016. Now my online status has changed to the following: On April 21, 2016, we sent your case to the Department of State for visa processing. Please visit our website for general information on Consular Processing. What does this mean and what are the next steps for me?
  19. USCIS made an error for "Country of Birth" on my Permanent Resident Card (Green Card), it says "USA" but I was born in a foreign country. Caught the error late and never had it corrected/replaced. My PRC expires on June 20, 2019. Here is my dilemma: There will be important things I need to do within the next 8 months that requires me to prove valid resident status. The instructions on USCIS website for filing I-90 says, "If you are a permanent resident whose 10-year green card has expired or will expire within the next 6 months, you may begin the renewal process" AND "Additionally, if you applied for naturalization at least six months before your Green Card expired, you may be able to receive an ADIT stamp instead of filing a Form I-90." Today is January 12, 2019. The Green Card expires on June 20, 2019, is "within 6 months" between the period of 01/29/2019-06/29/2019? And is "at least 6 months before" before 01/29/2019? I'm trying to figure out if I qualify to skip filing I-90, file N-400 instead, and get a temporary stamp to prove legal status considering it takes almost a year to process N-400 where I am located. The other issue is my Green Card contains an error made by USCIS/DHS. If it is necessary to file I-90, should I put the reason as "My existing card has incorrect data because of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) error. (Attach your existing card with incorrect data along with this application." or simply choosing the renewal option for soon to be expired Green Card and attach a letter explaining that there is an error on the card to avoid delays/rejection. Chances are if I choose that reason and send in my Green Card with the application, I won't get it back for a while considering the processing times. Currently, InfoPass appointment is not available because "This office is not accepting walk-in requests or scheduling InfoPass appointments." Any suggestions or recommendations are greatly appreciated! Thank you.
  20. Can some explain to me what they mean by my spouse received status or benefits through other means? Our I-130 case on USCIS website says case was received still. Is this good news that my husband is approved and I’m waiting for the website to update our I-130 case?
  21. After several attempts at our pregnancy, we couldn't have a child of our own. My wife's (green card holder) niece in Pakistan which she wants to adopt and bring her to USA. The family from which we want to adopt is struggling to survive financially with 4 kids. We aren't familiar with the process of adopting a child from Pakistan so any information we could get may b ed beneficial for us. I'm a US citizen. My wife is a GC holder but has applied for citizenship. Her niece is 8 years old.
  22. Yours truly is suffering from an emotional turmoil and I plead everyone not to post anything negative. Thank you. I was here on B1/B2 visa to visit my aunt for the second time. Met someone and we dated and fell in love. Broke up twice but got back together because he pursued and he decided he couldn't live without me so we got married in August. He promised several things like getting a permanent job, filing my paperwork and all but until now I'm still helpless and paperless. My husband has no job, no enthusiasm about getting one and spent my immigration money. I only have $20 left in my name and I'm stuck here. Sold my house and car back home and I have a little boy waiting on me to get him. What should I do?
  23. Megan and Ehan

    SSN Biometric Forms

    K-1 now doing AOS and are currently married, spouse is present. So do we send the SSN application into the USCIS or is this something we tackle separate I presume? Also on the biometrics sheet wouldn't it be that we are filing for permanent residence NOT naturalization? I thought naturalization comes later?
  24. Hey all. I’m wondering if anyone can tell me what the expected processing time for an RFE is right now? K1 visa at the California center We got an RFE for the smallest thing a few weeks ago, and they received the evidence back on December 1st. Thank you for any help and advice...
  25. If this is in the wrong thread I apologize. I have been married to a US citizen for 2 years now (I am South African). We have been waiting for our interview for going on 22 months. My initial EAD expired and I applied for an extension through my attorneys in April, before my EAD expired to be proactive. After 7 months my new EAD has still not arrived. Now the US government is claiming I left the US on the 14th of September which is completely false. They asked for an RFE, the only proof I had was an UberEats receipt for that date, showing the delivery address as our residence. I googled this and found very little info other than people suggesting to look at my i94 travel history. When going on the website, my i94 is there but when clicking on my travel history it says "no record found for traveler". Does anyone know what this means? I have done everything that has been asked of me, now I havent had my interview, I am unable to work because my 180 extension period for my EAD is over and the US government claims I have left the US when I didnt and my Travel History seems to have disappeared? Should I be worried? What can I expect going forward? Our attorneys have expedited my case and told me they have "never seen such unprecedented and egregious claims" before. My wife and I are extremely stressed out at this point and I feel like I'm constantly swimming against the stream and trying to keep my head above water. Anyone with any advice or knowledge about what is happening to me, please inform me. Sincerely, Andre