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  1. Hi guys, I figured I could start this thread for May 2018 AOS filers in case no one has started one already. I filed for my two children , 11 and 9. They followed-to-join with K2 visas. Whats your case? Good luck to all us and let’s believe. It’s possible.
  2. My girlfriend and I have been dating for a few years now. She' has attempted numerous times for a B1 Visitors visa with no avail. We both knew it was a long shot but made 5 attempts. She has a child from a previous relationship whom will be 6 years old soon. I want to apply for both her and her son. But the situation is this. His father is from UAE, he has not been a part of his son's life since his son was only a few months old. She has talked with him about attaining letter so that she can apply for the K1 and he refuses. I've read this letter can be asked for my immigration. Is this something i need to be concerned about? And if so, what can we do to ensure a smooth journey. How can she leave with her child?
  3. Preparing to go to CDO, Mindanao. Found a $900 r/t Den-NK-Manila flight for next month, Wanting to get the Person--Person part completed, so we can start paperwork ASAP., I haven't been on here in awhile, but in just looking it seems there has been a slowdown in processing times. Are K'1/2 Visas still making it through ok is my main question? I meet the 125% as of now and should still after March 1, 2019, unless the 125% goes up $7k Another question, is St. Luke still the ONLY place to receive Health Approval? Thanks for your help. Let the fun begin I suppose
  4. Deanwinchester

    K-2 Visa help Thailand

    Hi I want to know if an illegitimate child needs parental consent or something else. The child is 4 years old and the father is not part of the picture and never has been.
  5. Greetings, I entered the United States with my daughter on a K1 and K2 visa. My fiance, now a husband, got married within 90 days of entry. However, my visa expired on December 10, 2018. That being said, I am currently applying for registration of permanent residence (AOS). For financial reasons, we give priority to my application and will do my daughter's at a later date. I know this may seem like a silly question but I was wondering what I should answer on Form I-485 with regard to the section "Information about your children" where it is asked, "Is this child applying with you?". In addition, under "Information on previous marriages", the question "Prior Spouse Date of Birth", I do not remember his date of birth, I have not spoken to him for more than 10 years and I have no means of contact either. Not to mention, our divorce certificate does not indicate this information either, unfortunately. Can someone help me with this? I want to make sure to fill everything in correctly before sending it. This is obviously something I do not want to take lightly. I appreciate it enormously! Thank you! ❤️
  6. Hi I'm hoping someone may be able to offer some advice! We received our hardcopy NOA1 yesterday but it only has my name listed. We put my son's name on the I-129F and we included a G-325a form for him. Does anyone know if it's standard for the K2 Name to not be listed on the NOA1 please?
  7. Hi VJ friends. I just wanted to know if my kids ages 11, 9 and 8 could apply for their social security number even with an expired I-94. We don't apply for the AOS yet since we are still in the process of saving for the AOS fees. Since it will be a hefty amount for the 4 of us. My question is, will it be possible to apply for their social security even with an expired I-94 on their passport? I really appreciate your answer guys. Thank you in advance.
  8. We have gotten approval of the I-129F. We are getting ready to set up for the interview. My fiancé has 2 children. One will travel with her, and one will follow to join. I am not sure of the process. I think I understand we need to fill out a DS-160 for her and the child that will come with her, and set the appointment for both together. As far as the child following to join, do we fill out a DS-160 now and indicate he will follow? Or is there some place on the DS-160 to say she has a child that will be filling out a DS-160 later? Or do we fill out a 160 for all three then indicate the follow to join at the appointment part of the process. She will be more lost than I so I am trying to make sure I have a handle on everything. I looked at a sample 160 and don't see anything about it. Please clarify if you have experience. Although my attorney is not handling this part, they indicated that I would indicate the follow to join option on the 160. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Will
  9. Zenniwa

    K-2 child taking my sir name?

    I hope the group doesn't mind this question, but I am seeking a little guidance. I have tried finding this information myself via Internet research, but with no success. Thank you in advance! My fiance and I are still processing our K-1/K-2 Visas. If all goes well, I hope to bring her and her daughter (age 4) to the states early next year. I am unsure of the laws in both the Philippines and US regarding adopting a child. I would like to be able to give her my last name. My fiance and the father have never been married so the child was illgitimate according to filipino law. My fiance's daughter also has the sir name of the father. My question is, will I have to go through an adoption process to offer the child my last name? Even though the mother has all the control due to lack of marriage (i.e. filipino family law), will I require the father's permission to change her last name and/or adopt her? Is any of this altered if her mother become's a naturalized US citizen? If we do need his permission, is a notarized (or perhaps just signed) document sufficient or does he have to execute a process of some sort in the philippines? I truly appreciate any advice you can offer!
  10. Hi all, My partner and myself have been together for over 5years now and finally, after a lot of travelling we are filing for the K1 visa. The question I have is at what point do we apply for the K2? We’re currently putting everything together to send off with the I129F form but obvs there’s not much about the kids on there. Does the K2 paperwork come once this form has been received. I understand this part is more to inform them of our relationship, and our intentions. Any help clearing up this confusion would be more than greatfully received. Thanks
  11. Hi! I have a K2 and our CEAC status just recently changed to "Ready". I noticed that our status only shows my case number and does not state anything about my K2. How could this happen when we did declare that I do have a daughter in our I129-f? Does this mean my daughter is not included in the petition?
  12. Rodney & Julissa

    K2 Visa Peru

    Hello every one. I am going through the K1 visa process. I am a January 2018 filer. My question is my fiance has a minor son and Peru laws states that we must have the fathers signature to leave Peru. The problem is not with initially leaving Peru to move but it's every time we go visit Peru will he have to have the fathers signature every time we visit Peru and return back to America?
  13. Hi I’m a K2 Visa holder and I was wondering if I could get married here in US and get my visa adjusted
  14. Ive seen many posts requiring a ton of stuff that the instructions never mention so i'm confused whether or not we need all of this documentation. In the instructions from USCIS, https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/i-765instr.pdf on page 13, it says you need these things Application filled out a copy of your EAD (the card i assume) 2 identical passport style photos that's all i see for filing documentation. can someone point me to other official uscis documentation stating other required paperwork? I see plenty of posts saying we need the i765 NOA1 and NOA2 and a g1145 form but that's not listed here..
  15. Hello Friends. Who can confirm or explain in a better way? A petition for K2 visa, can only be done at the time K1 is filled! We cant not apply for a K2 months while K1 is in process nor after K1 visa was issued, it is a single shoot to include the child (same package) when we apply for K1. If we miss that opportunity, we must file for other type of visa to bring the child to follow the mother. Just looking for confirmation on what I understood. Thanks Van Der
  16. I've found it very difficult to find relevant information and advice when preparing for our medical and embassy interview so I thought I'd pass on what measures we've taken so far. Background: I am from the UK. I have two children, aged 21 & 14. 21 year old child is staying in the UK, 14 year old is emigrating with me. 14 year old has a diagnosis of autism. There is no contact with the other parent and this has been so for years, for personal reasons that I will keep private out of respect for all concerned. Jim and I took our time in reaching our decision to emigrate as we both have children and take their needs in to consideration primarily, especially when one child has specific and complex needs. Our needs are secondary. This has added time and stress to the process, but it was necessary and essential to consider the emotional impact, for everyone, of emigrating. At each stage we prioritised so we did not feel overwhelmed by the enormity of the decision and the obstacles to overcome. There are two important considerations USCIS will have when assessing a case that you may have difficulty with as a parent of a SEN child - is the individual a risk to themselves or others, and/or are they likely to become a "public charge" if they live in the US. Firstly, it is impossible to predict how a child will react to a new situation. Early on we decided it was crucial for my child to visit the US because we needed to know if he could adapt to the new environment. We decided the best time to do that would be in the summer holidays, when we could spend the maximum amount of time in the US. We tried to be sensitive about how being in a new environment would be for him - the taste of different food, the smells of a different country, the sounds. We took familiar things with us so that he could have some comfort away from his regular routines. The thing he struggled the most with was the heat. He is at a very self conscious stage and didn't want to show too much flesh, so it was difficult to keep him cool if we were out. He loved being in the US. We need not have worried about the food or cultural differences, he coped fine with it. We applied for Leave of Jurisdiction 3 months before filing our petition, to allow time for the court process in the UK. This is a requirement for any child whose birth was registered after December 2003 in the UK. Both parents have parental responsibility for a child registered after this date. To attempt to remove a child permanently from the UK without this court order is child abduction. We prepared for the court hearing much like the petition for the visa - evidence of arrangements for the child (financial, emotional, and social), how he will be provided for in the future, his own opinions, and why emigrating to the US is in his best interests. We do not know where his father is living but the court traced him and notified him of proceedings. He did turn up at the hearing but raised no objections. If he had objected we knew it could take 6 months, or longer, to get permission and would probably involve external agencies assessing us as a family and our intentions. This was a factor in timing our application to USCIS. This was nerve-wracking time for me as we have had plenty of assessments and probing over the years and I still resent opening up to complete strangers about our private life. It also seemed unfair that our personal happiness could be determined by an absent and unsupportive parent's permission. In the end I needn't have worried but you don't know that until the outcome is reached. I have kept evidence of Jim's relationship with my children, much as you do with yourself for the K1 - correspondence and photos etc. Finding out what to take for our medical has been difficult and a real time constraint. At this point I can advise that they want to know if an individual is a risk of harming themselves or others, and the financial impact of their condition. I booked the appointment 4 weeks ahead from receiving the letter from the embassy to allow time to gather all the necessary documents (you are given options about when to attend). I also asked for extra time at the appointment so that the doctor has time to read it all. I also have spent this period of time preparing my son for what may happen at the interview (being touched, talking about his condition, etc.) This is what I've included in my son's medical paperwork: The completed U.S. Medical Questionnaire (answered truthfully!) Child's immunisation records Child's patient summary A letter from child's SENCO briefly outlining his current difficulties and behaviour within school Child's latest school report Child's current EHC Plan A letter from the GP detailing current treatment for child's condition It has been difficult getting the required documents from the GP. The staff at our surgery are completely unaware of what's needed for a visa medical and didn't even know what a patient summary is. I am still waiting, 3 weeks after requesting, for a signed letter from them. To save time I would advise you print out the instructions from the email that Visamedicals send you when you book the appointment with them, a copy of the medical questionnaire, and a letter from yourself outlining what you are requesting from them - vaccination records, patient summary and a letter from your GP detailing any diagnosis and any depression you have suffered as a result of caring for a child with complex needs. Don't wait for them to ask for information, take it to them to avoid delays. I am also taking a copy of the assessment my son had from an Educational Psychologist, so there will be no delay if this information is required. I'm allowing extra time on the day to travel to the medical to give my son time to calm down if he has found the journey difficult. Fortunately my son wants to emigrate to the US and really wants us to be a family, so that has leverage when he is stressed about what we have to do to achieve that. A gentle reminder of the bigger picture and telling him that lots of people find it stressful to go through this process also helps him. For the embassy interview I am providing additional evidence of how Jim and I will provide for my son in the future. We have researched provision in the US for children with ASD and this was a major factor in deciding where to live. We have bought a house with private living space (self-contained living room, bedroom and bathroom) for him should he need to live near us for additional support as a young adult. Jim's private health care insurance will also cover my son. I am taking evidence of this with us. If you are reading this because you are thinking of moving to the US with a SEN child then don't be put off by the additional work it causes. It is achievable. You have probably honed skills over the years that you don't even realise. All those meetings with pediatricians and medical staff, school staff, assessments and probing and form filling will have prepared you for this process. If you have any questions you can DM me & I will happily try to answer. I will keep this post updated as things progress.
  17. hey there. my fiance and I are in the process of obtaining a k1 visa for myself and k2 visa for my son, and are anticipating going to Montreal soon for the visa interview. I don't have custody papers for my son, but his father is not on the birth certificate, as my he has never been involved in my son's life. will my son's birth certificate with me being the only parent listed be sufficient evidence of his father's lack of involvement for the interview? to get my son a passport, all i needed to provide was a copy of his birth certificate with me listed as the only parent. we don't have any contact with his father whatsoever and haven't in years - I wouldn't even know where or how to find him if I needed to.
  18. Hi, I have a couple of question if you guys can please help me out. I processed the 129F form with all 3 children on the form. Now we got approved for the K-2 visa but only see 1 child on the approval letter (travelers). So my questions are: 1. Are the other 2 children also approved? 2. If we decide to have them "follow to join" does all three have a year from the approval of the visa? Thank you!
  19. Hi guys! I'm filling the DS-160 for the interview at the embassy. My form is already done, but I'm wondering if i need to fill one for my child that's coming with me as K2? I don't see the option on the form when filling the info. There's no K2 option, only K1 as fiancée. Thank you so much for your help!
  20. Hello Friends, I would like to hear what you guys know about this topic. Lets say, a filipina beneficiary of a K1 visa has a child, that does not leave with her since baby, and she wants to bring her child to USA, lets say after 2 years of her POE when child will be 7. She wants to settle down completely before work on the separation of child-grandmother. With that scenario in mind, please help me to understand/confirm some areas of the process or processes. Children info still goes on I-129F. No child passport needed at mother embassy K1 interview. No K2 will be available since K2 is only good for 1 year. A new process needs to be file any time (IR-2: Unmarried Child Under 21 Years of Age of a U.S. Citizen). The 'U.S. Citizen' on 'IR-2: Unmarried Child Under 21 Years of Age of a U.S. Citizen' refers to the step-father and not the mother since she will be a residente for at least 2 years. Thanks Van Der
  21. Hi I have two points to clarify, having looked through previous queries and the info. I have completed the forms to say my four children will each travel now and not later. 1. Does my almost 18 year old have to enter the USA at the same time as us or can he join within the 6 months? 2. Does AOS have to be done within a set period for K2 children as well? ie at same time as me as the entering parent Thanks so much for your assistance. This forum is an absolute jewel!
  22. My stepdaughter is extremely sick and now in hospital for 12 days, and its really bad because I keep getting denied insurance because I cant get her a social security card. My wife was given one in like 5 minutes no problem. But SS office says a K2 isnt eligible for a social security card until they receive their green card, which is still months and months away. I was just now told that a K2 who wants a Social has to apply for a temporary I-551 stamp on her passport, THEN apply for a Social after DHS grants her the I-551. It sounds backward and unrealistic. They are essentially telling me that ALL minors who come in to US on K2 visas cant receive social security cards, which also means no health insurance often. Anyone know anything about this or can maybe point me in the right direction ?
  23. Anyone have or know where I can find a k2 letter template for consent to immigrate from other parent when they were never married? My fiancé and I are planning on him bringing his son. thAnks Nina
  24. Hello Members! My question is in regards to the DS-160, and something I'm kind of concerned about with my fiance's son's name in his passport, and the consulate, so bare with me... My fiance's son just recently had his passport renewed. I noticed that his middle name, which is a "given name" was typed with his last name, or "surname". So under "surname" it reads both his middle name and last name. Example: Instead of Surname: Smith Given Names: Jacob Meyer John, it reads Surname: John Smith Given Names: Jacob Meyer " Also, one of his name is missing the middle syllable (???) , if that makes sense. For example, Jose de Rosa, it just says Jose Rosa (totally made up name for example) under his surname. According to the Brazilian government, this was done in order for all the names to fit on the passport, but it's obvious his middle name isnt apart of his surname. I'm about to submit the DS-160. I know when filling out the DS-160, it has to match what the passport says, but of course it's not really "correct" on the passport. I'm concerned this might be a major issue once we submit the DS-160 and/or at the consulate for the interview??? Much help need, than you! (And sorry for such a long post!)
  25. Hi Everybody, My wife came here on a K1 visa. She's here now and has her green card and is all settled. She brought her son here but we didn't file his K2 due to finances. Now we are ready to file the K2. Can anyone help provide what steps we need to take or know if there is a problem cause we waited year. He is 15 in school. Will there extra charges etc. Thanks in advance. Nj93