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  1. Hey! I got my visa in April to enter the US. Whenever there was a question of inputting a US address, we would put the address of my husband's mother in Puerto Rico since we did not live in the US. Now that we are planning to actually enter the US, we found and signed a 6 month rental contract for a house in TX. Thats where we will live. 1. I know I have to provide the USCIS or somewhere else my new address so they can send my Green Card and SSN. I wonder what and how to do that? 2. We signed the rental contract maybe a month ago, I wonder if there is some rule like 10 days when we had to notify? It complety slipped my mind. 3. Also do I need to provide the correct phone in the US later when we get one? We will enter the US in 2 weeks. Thanks
  2. Good morning everyone. I’ve searched this forum for awhile but couldn’t find the answer to my question. I’ve submitted an I 130 petition for my mother in November 2021 after becoming a citizen. At the time, she was planning on immigrating to the States. But her situation has changed. 1. My grandmother broke her hip and is unable to move so my mom has to provide constant care 2. My sister had a baby and she is a single mother The status of my petition is Case is being reviewed by the USCIS as of March 2022. my question is, how do I withdraw the application? I’ve seen on the internet that you need to send a letter to USCIS explaining your withdrawal. also will we get penalized and will the withdrawal affect any future applications? Thank you!
  3. Hello! I had a couple questions about the CR1 visa. My husband has his interview in Cairo soon. -I was wondering if I need to fill out an updated I-864 form, as the one I uploaded on the CEAC was a year ago. -I was wondering if we have to confirm the appointment registration and how to do that. I have followed the step 1 link and added the address where he will pick up the passport but I do not know how to confirm the appointment registration? - I was wondering if I should upload documents to the CEAC website before the interview such as pictures of us, updated IRS forms, and such? -Also are there any other fees that are needed to be paid at the embassy? -Also do I just screenshot our conversations on whatsapp, do I have to save him by his full name, and do I have to translate it if they are in arabic?
  4. Can I sponsor my fiancé even if I have been claimed as dependent on my parents tax return.
  5. hello I applied for an I130 back in November 2019 and as of august 2021 I got denied. they sent a RFE in septmber 2020 but that was it and I never got a NOID which is unfair and I thought my case would be approved 100% with the amount of evidence I have given. they said "Upon review of the record, it has been determined that you have not submitted sufficient documentary evidence to establish eligibility for the benefit sought. Therefore, the petition is denied." I have a few days left to appeal the decision and I spoke to a senator and congresswomen to help me on this issue and they are willing to do so. I just do not know which is a better route for me, appealing or refiling. I have much stronger evidence that I gathered up based off the denial, my attorney is saying I should refile, but that will make me lose my priority date of 2019..and its already been two years. I am hoping if I appeal USCIS may just change their decision based off the newer evidence and not send it to the BIA (that's where it takes a very long time) and that will take up to 2-3 months. what do you guys think... I am a US citizen I submitted wedding pictures, affidavits, certifications of our marriage, appropriate filing fees, wedding invite, a personal letter, passport pictures of both of us the NEW evidence I have(this was available but I do not send it because I did not feel comfortable) pictures after marriage(assortment), closer affidavits who know us on a personal level, text messages on many social media platforms, video calls/meetings, on many social media platforms, passport stamps showing travel, honeymoon receipts of hotels, gifts(gold) he brought me, our anniversary gifts for each other, this is a REAL marriage and I love my husband dearly, and everyone who filled before me did way less than I did and got approved. I feel horrible. please help me with any information or past experience you can Thank you
  6. Hello everyone I am filing the I-130 for my wife. And question 10 asks “Has anyone else ever filed a petition for the beneficiary”. I don’t know to say yes or no because I did file an I-129F fiancé petition for her but that was rejected last year. So is the answer yes? the part that confuses me is that the question states “has anyone else” which means people other than me. If that’s the case then should I answer no since no one else has ever filed for her. also a side question. Should I acknowledge the previous fiancé petition denial or just not mention it anywhere. We got married now so the fiancé route is no longer important. But should I still say in a letter somewhere that she was rejected before for a fiancé petition?
  7. Hi All, The situation for one of my relatives is like this. The US citizen has sponsored for her sister and as part of that application, the children are also present. My understanding is that when the application was filed, the children were below 18 years of age. Now, they are 25 and above. When the turn arrives for the primary applicant (i.e. sister of the US citizen), are the children still eligible to immigrate as PR's or is there a cut-off? I am not clear based on what I've read on the USCIS website. According to the website, it appears that a US citizen can sponsor a child who is above 21 years provided they are not married, or something along those lines. Could someone who has experience with this help me understand the nuances and what is currently applicable? Also, can a US citizen still file for their immediate relatives i.e. Parents and Siblings? I heard this option was terminated but I am not sure. Please advise.
  8. I have got an immigrant visa, and now I am getting ready to immigrate. My immigrant visa is for an EB3 green card. What happens if in the meantime my employer gives up? Would I still be allowed to use this immigrant visa to immigrate? Thank you
  9. Hello everyone, I am living in Canada and my spouse is in the US. She is sponsoring me and our case is currently with NVC and by the looks of it, I will not be in the US for another 8+ months or so (hoping for it to be sooner of course, but it's looking quite unlikely). I saw a thread about tips and tricks for building a credit score in the US but, I'm not sure if I saw anything that relates to my current situation. Because I won't be living and working in the US for at least 8 months and I won't have a SSN until then, how can my wife and I get a joint credit card to start building our credit score in the meantime? Is this even possible considering I don't have a US SSN? Is opening a US credit card even possible let alone building credit? I don't have a US bank account either and I'm not sure if that is required. My wife of course does have a bank account and has great credit. Would love any info that can be provided! Thank you
  10. Hello everyone, I am knew here. So I petitioned for my husband who lives in Haiti. He has sent his birth certificate and extrait d'archives to make a correction to his mother's name. He has also requested our extrait for the marriage certificate. It has been 10 months since he has been waiting on the documentations. He is constantly being told that the director of the National Archives has not been in the office because of the kidnappings so he has been working from home. Does anyone knows what is going on with the National Archives and why is it taking so long to receive the documents? Thank you in advance.
  11. Hello everyone! This is my first time posting. I am a US citizen (also have Turkish citizenship) and currently living in the USA. I met my fiance through a family friend in the Fall of 2020. We maintained a long distance relationship for about 9 months. In the summer of 2021 I went to Turkey to meet my fiance and we decided to get engaged. We had a small engagement ceremony with both of our families in her house. After spending 3 weeks with her, I had to fly back to USA due to my job. Since my return to the USA, we have been video chatting literally everyday for hours. We now decided to get married but are in no rush. We don't have a significant preference on whether we get officially married in the USA or in Turkey. Nonetheless, our marriage ceremony will take place in Turkey with our families and friends likely in the summer of 2022. I am quite indecisive on whether to pursue a CR1 or K1 visa route. I have a very legitimate and prestigious job in the USA, thus we do not have any financial restraints. Namely, my fiance does not have to work in the USA or make money immediately. Our main priority is to bring my fiance to the USA as fast as possible. It has been really hard to be away from her and we really would like to be together ASAP. I know that with COVID-19 pandemic things have been slower than usual, which is expected. However, I am seeing an improvement in processing timelines. Turkish consulate currently processes and prioritized all K type and immigration visas. My fiance still has 8 months of college to go through before she can come to the USA. However, once she is done with school, we would like to be reunited promptly. If needed be, I can get married officially as soon as in January 2022 in Turkey or can delay it to pursue an official marriage in the USA once she arrives here. I apologize for the long thread but wanted to share as much as I could for the best guidance. Thank you in advance! I appreciate your time.
  12. Hi all! My wife and I are now ready to begin the process in earnest to move to the USA. She is an American citizen and I am a Canadian citizen, currently living in Canada. In looking at our immigration steps, we must first file Form 1-130 (Petition for Alien Relative) if we begin the process while living in Canada. After that, we would have to wait for the results of our petition, and at that point be required to provide proof of domicile. However. I also read that if a spouse is already lawfully present in the United States, that you can file Form 1-130 at the same time as Form I-485 (Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status). Doing so allows both parties to remain in the USA and work while awaiting the results. The only stipulation being that you must remain in the USA while this processes. In looking at these two options, I feel like the best option for both time and economics is for my wife and I to travel to the USA lawfully (myself as a tourist) and then fill out the forms once we have arrived. My concern is that I have seen people mention that you can't have intended to do this. However, I see other posts where people travelled to the US as tourists, married their spouse in the USA and then applied and gained PR while staying the USA. Would that not be read as travel with intent to gain PR too then in that case? I appreciate any clarification/insight/advice - thank you!
  13. My wife got a divorce 5 months now and we just got married a month now and she went back to usa . Can she apply for me there so i can come live with her or she have to wait a year to do so Because i heard that she have to wait for a year to pass since the previous marriage. before she can apply to bring her current husband to the state
  14. what are the vaccination requirements for immigration? Pakistan to USA (California) do the immigrants need to be vaccinated with a specific vaccine and what are the age requirements and everything?
  15. Hi, guys! I'm petitioning for both of my parents. My dad's petition is ahead and we already uploaded all the necessary docs to NVC. Trying to see what would be our next steps after submitting the civil documents to NVC. Has anyone had an experience with immigrant visas in Ukraine recently? How long is the wait to schedule the interview? What kind of questions should my father expect during the interview? Would they want him to have some job lined up or the proof of insurance or anything along those lines? In his affidavit I had to use his assets entirely, as my returns from last year barely show any income. I also recently got divorced. Is there any concerns with that?
  16. Hello There. I would like to share my IR1 journey so far. I will keep it short and simple. We tried our best to find a joint sponsor to support our case, unfortunately we weren't successful. After much consideration and consultation we finally decided to try our fate with whatever we have in hand. We got married in 2018 and we have 2 kids (my wife + 2 kids all US nationals) 2017- 2018 (my wife was living abroad with me - Saudi Arabia). in 2018 September she went back to the USA so we can start our immigration process, later we got the news that she is pregnant with our 2nd child (birth year 2019) and that same year(2019) we got approval from USCIS and our case was transferred to NVC for further processes. 2019 September she visited me again with the new born baby and we got stuck due to COVID situations all over the world until Mid of 2020. Finally after settling in with the new born & getting back to USA 2020 September she started working and she is earning 2k over the said poverty guideline up to this date. Since she started working in Sep 2020, her 2020-W2 only shows income and deductions for the period of 4 months. (Sep2020 to Dec2020). We have included a self-explanatory letter (stating why we didn't file taxes for the year 18/19) along with 2020 W2(4 months), 1044(4 months). All proofs have been attached such as resident permits for staying outside, birth certificate of our child born in 2019 etc. We have included employment letter & paystubs covering period of (September 2020 to July 2021) Our NVC submission date is 02nd July I would like to know anyone out here in the VJ forum facing a similar situation as me, it will help prepare for what's coming ahead for us. Also I will keep this thread updated for the sake it can help someone in the same boat as me. Thank you for taking time to read this post. Wishing everyone a wonderful day ahead.
  17. hello, so i have a question for someone who can relate or has some experience with it, my sister came by the border with a parole for 1 year in which she is supposed to have a court date for asylum, however, things have changed around the time she got here, the address she gave the immigration officers its not anymore an option simnce she doesnt live there anymore (GEORGIA) , she hasn't been assigned a court date yet, she is now living in florida and we dont know how we can change her address.... or if we can call a number to be able to do that or have a information for the court date? another thing i found strange is she has a file number with a alien number assigned (i'm assuming is a alien number since it comes with an A at the beginning of the number and 9 more digits with it), i wenr online to check her case through the court that it was assigned on the papers but it says it's not valid, is that a normal thing with asylum cases or what we can do to find out whats going on.....I really need help with this , can someone give me answers??? i will really appreciate any help
  18. My Indian fiance is about to get the k1 visa to come to America. Within how many days does she need to arrive to America?
  19. Hello All, Has anyone been through the interview process with a reckless driving misdemeanor on their record? I am trying to find more information on this topic in Seattle, but couldn't find much. I have my interview scheduled soon and I am very concerned about this when it comes up with the officer.
  20. My Sister husband (citizen) filed for her 2 children 5 and 7 last September and awaiting approval! My Sister children father went behind her back last week and filed his own application. What will happen to my sister pending application she filed last September? Will there father application interfere with the first application there mother sent? She's really confused and upset. My sister and her children father live in the US separately as permanent residents. The children live in another country while processing
  21. Hi we're going to apply an n600 for my daughter who got here in the US through an IR-2 visa, qualifying for the derivative and automatic acquisition of the US citizenship. During the process of this can my daughter travel outside of the country to study there? Would she be able to come back with no hassle?
  22. Apologies if this has been covered before, I'm having a hard time finding conrete evidence. I have received my IR1 visa today and am planning on flying out at the beginning of next month. I am just wondering what the process is with regards to being able to work? I know I will need an SSN, but is it possible to work whilst that is being processed? Thank you in advance.
  23. Hello Everyone, I'm going to have CR1 visa interview at the US embassy in Dakar and the nvc mentioned all the originals of the uploaded and submitted documents to CEAC must be brought during the interview but my concern is my wife and I are living apart and she's the one who has the original marriage certificate. What to do now?
  24. Hello everyone, I am considering sponsoring my mother and sister to come live with me in the US. I am a citizen. I work all the time and I can't travel to see them very often. We hate the distance and I need them to be with me, mostly my blind sister, for obvious reasons. I am reading horror stories online, about petitions for siblings being denied. Is this something feasible that I can pursue? If this doesn't work out, I will have to move back overseas and take care of my family. Thanks!
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