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  1. Sorry I'm going to try and keep this short! Back story: I married my husband in 2008. I divorced him in 2014. And I just remarried him again in December 2017. When we were married the first time we filed the I130 and were approved, but never followed through. He was given a 10 year ban and as of October this year, has completed and complied with the ban - he's been in Mexico for the last 10 years. Currently: We got married again 12/2017, and filed the I130 with our (same) lawyer. I received the I797 with a notice date of 10/01/2018 saying it was approved. Our priority date is 01/16/2018. We submitted all required documents and received notification on February 11, 2019 that all documents were received and he is in queue waiting for an interview. We have yet to receive an interview date! Is this normal? The lawyer says that they are taking longer than usual at the embassy in Juarez. Do you think our previous marriage is negatively impacting him obtaining an interview date? Is there anything else I can or should be doing? Just looking for opinions and any help/advice/signs of hope is greatly appreciated! 😁
  2. Background: AOS adjustment through marriage from F1 status | Currently residing in California Hi guys, I haven't received my EAD card yet and I'm starting to worry. It's been almost 4 months now. Here's my timeline so far: 05/09/2019: USCIS RECEIVED MY FILE 05/18/2019: NOTICES IN MAIL 05/24/2019: BIOMETRICS LETTERS 06/07/2019: BIOMETRICS DONE My USCIS status for FORM I-765 says: "...we completed our review of your fingerprints and are working on your form I-765... We will let you know if we make any decision or need anything from you..." Is it normal? Thanks.
  3. Hello, I just recently got married in Thailand. I did the whole process of filing the Affirmation of Freedom to Marry and got the seal of approval from the Ynited States Embassy in Bangkok. I keep hearing that I need to report to the United States Embassy that the marriage actually happened. People say I also have to report to the State I live in as well. Is this all true? Is my marriage legal in the United States? Do I have to report my marriage to my States Attorney General? I'm a bit confused.
  4. Hi, I have my green card interview in 2 weeks (5 months after filing!) and in the letter they asked for some documents like passport, marriage license... They also asked for my birth certificate. Since it's in French, I need to a certified translation again. (I sent both an original birth certificate and original English certified translation with the original filing package). My question is, since I'm in the US, can I translate at any translation company here? The original translation I sent was from my home country. Is it ok if the one I sent originally is different than the translation I get here? Also, I haven't received my EAD yet, do I ask for it during the interview? Thanks.
  5. Greetings, all! I tried finding an answer to my question here before asking, but couldn't find an answer yet. My fiancee (K1 visa) and I are trying to decide our timing for moving her and her son here to the USA. I'll spare you the three-page essay here about the long and winding (and distressing) path that we've walked for the past four years, praying for the day that we finally get to be together as a family. Very long story short, we can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel (we're ready to do the medical . . . . again), and our timing now really boils down to this question - how soon can we reasonably expect to be able to get married after she arrives in the USA if we do the quickest method (civil court ceremony, I guess?)? And is there anything I can do in advance to shorten that time-frame? I'm sure there are complications that I'm not aware of yet! For example, suppose they arrive here on December 15th. Would that give us enough time to take the necessary steps to be married and have a marriage certificate dated by December 31st? That 12/31 date is extremely critical, of course, due to tax impact. Thanks in advance for any help you might be able to offer! Joel
  6. My (now) wife is here on a K1 visa. She arrived in the US in July. Her 90 days ends October 2nd. We got married last Thursday. We are waiting for the marriage certificate now. Does our paperwork need to be sent out by the end of the 90 days, or do we just need to be married before the 90 days are up? thank you!
  7. Hello Everyone, I'm currently working in the US on my OPT (came to the US on F-1 visa 4 years ago) and got married to the US citizen last month. We're currently in the middle of filing all the documents (without a lawyer) and I'm surprised none of the documents require my tax returns or a proof of employment? Am I missing anything? Also, I wonder if I should state myself in I-864 part 6 under "Income you are using from any other person who was counted in your household size..." and use my W-2 and proof of employment as an evidence? Thank you for all your help!
  8. Hi! Soooo last May 2019 we received a letter from the USCIS stating that we are ready to be interviewed and they will just let us know when. It’s September now and we haven’t received any letter yet. Is there any way to expedite or to follow up with the process? Thank you!
  9. In 2017, I got married to a USC after graduating college on an F-1, on OPT status. We wanted to stay together, and had long-term plans together, and had been living together for about a year. I’m from the UK, she’s a US citizen. The relationship did become toxic after some time, with my partner moving into her friends apartment at different points, and threatening to break it off and stop petitioning; and then reaffirming that she did want to be together and loved me. During one of these long arguments , I postponed our upcoming interview because we weren’t ready . We didn’t hear back from USCIS, and got a denial notice in early 2018. We appealed, said we had called to postpone, and got the case re-opened. Time went by, we were together again, and got another interview scheduled later that year. I never received a notice of that interview though, only an email from our lawyer, because he’d received the notice after the appeal. I accidentally read the date wrong on the email, and we missed the appointment. I felt so stupid, and we filed everything again. After sending it back a second time with all the full fees, we had filed by early 2019. The relationship began to go very sour again, even when we were living together, and when the different forms were approved in mid-late 2019 and we got our interview date, we agreed to break up, since the relationship couldn’t continue, and I made plans to move home since I wouldn’t be in status after that. I have to make plans now for a divorce and to definitely spend some years back at home, away from my friends and community I made. I know now it will be hard to get another student visa, since I showed immigrant intent the last time I studied in the US. In the last couple months when the marriage broke down, I started a platonic relationship with a new person, whom I came to really care for a lot. She said one day, not soon, but one day we should get married. How possible is this? Would USCIS scrutinize my first, failed marriage? With most of the documents back in the US, and not in touch with my ex spouse, I would have to spend a lot of time gathering evidence. But, I could provide: - Lease agreements from the three years we co-habited. - Affidavits from landlords that we lived together. - affidavits from friends and family - affidávits from the job I had during my work permit - Photographs of us together on holiday, different places, going back to 2016. - shared bank account statements - shared dental insurance We were fairly low income and as of such didn’t have shared property, I didn’t file tax returns, didn’t have health insurance, etc. Can I come back here, one day, and reasonably expect I can marry and stay with the person I want to be with? I don’t want this unfortunate situation to cancel out that possibility.
  10. Hi. I would like to ask, what requirements did you provide for I-485? I got here as a tourist and met the love of my life. We don’t have joint bank accounts since a SSN is needed for that. All we have are pictures, notarized letters from friends and families stating that we have a bonafide relationship, and a few cards that we got from our wedding. Does anybody have the same case as mine? Replies would be highly appreciated.
  11. Hello! I am a J1 visa holder from Hungary. I arrived to the U.S. in June 2016 so I'm spending my second year as an Au Pair (my program ends June 2018). I am planning to get married to a U.S. citizen in May 2018. If I'm right, just by marriage I won't lose my J1 visa. My current Host Family wants me to complete my program so they want me to work for them until June 10th. My Au Pair agency said they won't end my sponsorhip until the end of my program so I can complete it. When should we start the application process for the Green Card not to run out of time? Do I lose my visa by filing for Green Card? I want to complete my program but I also want to make sure that we file everything on time. Thank you for your help!
  12. *** Green Card Approved!! *** I wanna share our case, because in the process of doing it I have seen SO MUCH misinformation that is scary. If we had listened to many lawyers and people in forums we would have not get this process done right. Always look for information in the official immigration page, sometimes it’s hard to understand, but everything is in there. I am a Legal Permanent Resident petitioning for my spouse, F1 International Student Category: F2A I-130 PD: October 27, 2017 I-485 and I-765 sent: July, 2018 Bio-metrics Done: August, 2018 I-485 Ready to be Scheduled for Interview: August, 2018 I-130 Transfer Notice: September, 2018 (it was in California Center and was sent to NBC because when you apply for I-485, I-130 will be approved along with I-485 at time of Interview) EAD Received: December, 2018 My spouse notified the school that a change of status was being processed and they changed her from International Student to Regular Student and SEVIS I-20 was terminated *** I will get back to this *** I-485 Interview Scheduled: July, 2019 Interview Date: August 30, 2019 Approved on Spot. Passport stamped with temporary green card. Told us that green card will be sent in 4 to 6 weeks. Now going back to my spouses student visa being cancelled AFTER I-485 was already being processed. I can’t tell you HOW MANY PEOPLE told me I was wrong, because I wasn’t a US Citizen and my spouse needed to maintain status until interview was done. I argued A LOT with them and now I can tell you with proof THAT IS INCORRECT. Even if you are married to a Permanent Resident, as long as you were in legal status at the time that I-485 was sent, then if your visa expires, it’s NOT a problem because you were IN LEGAL STATUS at the time of application. Please DON’T listen to people or lawyers telling you otherwise because it is incorrect. My spouse took one semester off and graduated two weeks ago. It is important that you continue your studies as the officer asked if studies were completed. Even as a regular student, that shows the officer you came with a student visa because you really wanted to study and graduate. Otherwise it may show your intentions were not sincere. Also, you don’t need to wait until I-130 is approved to apply for I-485. If your I-130 has been received and you have a receipt notice, and the Visa Table for Filling Applications is current for your priority date, you can go ahead and apply for I-485 and I-765. The interview went smoothly. It took us 1 hour, but only because the officer was really nice and talked to us a lot. She asked a few questions, not too many. She went through the paper work, took some extra information from us, and then told us that our relationship definitely seemed valid. Told us that green card was approved, stamped the passport and told us we would get green card in the mail in 4 to 6 weeks. That was it. We took A LOT of things with us, because I’m the kind of person that rather have more than less and if she didn’t request it then that was fine. But everything we took as proof of relationship she kept it all. I hope this experience is helpful to you! We are very happy and thankful to God for His help and wisdom while going through this process.
  13. Hey all, We filed for AOS in December (living near Tahoe City, CA) and are now planning on moving to Oakland, CA for the beginning of June. My EAD was approved successfully in March and the case status for the i-485 has been sitting at "Case is Ready to be Scheduled for an Interview" since then as well. My question is: Will moving to a new place potentially slow our application processing? We will obviously update our physical and mailing address with USCIS once we move/have the info, my curiosity is in whether the case may move from one "local office" to another by us moving ourselves. I haven't been able to determine which office our application would be at - or if it's even made it to a local office yet to begin with, so I'm not sure what to anticipate from here on out. Any similar experience/feedback appreciated!
  14. Hello, fall 2017 filer here. I got approved recently after responding to an RFE for my I751 petition. The forum has been incredibly helpful, arguably better than some immigration lawyer I spoke to. I want to share my experience and timeline in case it might be helpful or can alleviate some anxiety out there. Timeline: Fall 2017 jointly filed, Biometrics followed up very quickly in 2-3 months time. Then long wait until Feb 2019 for RFE for general documents to prove bona fide marriage. I responded in two weeks after receiving RFE. The response was acknowledged on Friday the same week the documents were delivered. Card in production around 10 days after the acknowledgement of RFE response. Long wait but quick turnaround after RFE response. There is one complication with my RFE: after getting married, my husband and I lived two years together and we lived apart for two years because of work reasons (relocation, different city) and then we were physically separated for another 8 months because long distance take a toll on our relationship. So when filing jointly 2017, we did not live together but NOT by choice, when receiving the RFE, we were not living together BY CHOICE. As you can imagine, this creates a complicated situation because we are in the limbo mode: not divorced but not living together either. I consulted an immigration lawyer about the best strategy going forward and he suggested me to get a divorce first, wait for the divorce decree and then respond to the RFE by switching from jointly filed to a waiver. He thinks this process will probably take more than a year and he thinks rather than wait for approval on 751, I should wait until 2020 to file N400 to force an interview happen quickly. All makes sense right? I thank god every second for not listening to him! What I did instead was to write a long letter explaining the ups and downs of our marriage as well as having my husband write a letter. In the letter, I told the officer that a divorce down the road is considered but we have not yet decided finally. I also told the officer that we want to REMAIN JOINT FILING STATUS. Note: my husband and I are still on good terms despite separation. I decided to be 100% honest with USCIS and listed my past address since we get married. Of course, I also sent a giant packet with photos, affidavits from a couple, banks statement for past three years, IRS transcript (I sent returns initially, not transcript), Amazon orders, birthday gift receipts, copies of driver's license with same address showing, copies of my H1B visa to prove I did not need green card to stay in the country, the proof to show that first two years of living apart was not by choice, and flights and hotel reservation for past trips. I bought a big multi-layer folder and fill it in full. Overnighted it via Fedex to USCIS. ~ Two weeks later, I got approved! The moral of the story is BE HONEST - worst strategy is to lie in an immigration application Lawyers are incentivized to complicate the situation so that they can charge you more. Also some of them are too busy that they will rarely help you respond to an RFE in two weeks, only you can do that. USCIS apparently values timely responds as indicated in their notification when RFE response is received. For really complicated situations you might need a lawyer, but be aware of their incentives and don't get bluffed by them. Word of mouth is probably important here when looking for a good responsible lawyer. USCIS officers understand marriage fall apart and takes a very humane customized approach when looking at our cases. Don't be afraid that they might not understand. As long as your marriage is real, you have nothing to worry about. Be creative and exhaustive with your supporting evidence. I underestimate the document requirement when I first filed, I thought they might retain the file when I get my conditional green card and merely send a few updates. If you have not filed yet, be sure to send as many documents as possible to avoid RFE. Be creative means not only tax document, children birth certificate or mortgage, you can send anything that shows you get married because you fall in love. I actually sent in the Facebook page of our relationship status change many years ago when we first started dating. Be as detailed as possible in your cover letter and in the affidavit letter. Let the witness talk about events you did together, how you get to know each other as a couple. Amazon orders histories are good proof of joint living as well as relationship. This is a long way to say, don't be afraid of RFE and don't be afraid that a damaged marriage might cause a denial of your petition. And most importantly, if someone say, you will definitely get an interview because you and your husband don't live together any more, WALK AWAY from that person as they know nothing about I751 petition. Thanks and hope this can be of help!
  15. My Story: I came here Legally at age 4/5 on a tourist visa with my parents. We just over stayed the time we were given to stay. Fast forward to 2014, I graduated high school, started dating my now husband and went on DACA. Fast forward to 2018, I've renewed DACA about twice now, graduated college and have a steady job. I got married to my husband last year in 2017. A little info about my husband, he is a american citizen that is in the Army National Guard. Together we filed the I-130, I-485 and I-601 (recommended by someone, just in case) We sent in the paperwork together in April of 2018 and we are wondering what the process is from here on out. How long it took for others and if this is a relative simple process? Has anyone gone through something similar? What are some tips? We hope we filed the correct forms. Everyone's story is different and I respect that, I only want positive words and advice. Just trying to understand this process a little better. Thank you all.
  16. Has anyone had their marriage based interview canceled and got their greencard sent to them?? I’ve heard or situations like this when the couple has been married for a while.
  17. .Hi my name is Jihyun. I graduated from four-year college this May, 2019, and my OPT started July 8, 2019. Around the time I graduated, my boyfriend, who is a US citizen, proposed me, and we decided to get married. The problem is, my major is very specific (art therapy) and requires a master's degree to be able to work as a clinician. At my Bachelor's degree level, any job I can find only requires high school graduates (such as activity leader at a nursing home). My unemployment period will end in early October, and I'm afraid I won't be able to find a job even by then. My boyfriend (now my fiance) and I are getting married on paper in August and we are trying to start the process of marriage greencard by September. My question is, if my unemoloyment period ends and I still don't have a job... will this effect the greencard process..?? We already moved to a new place together, and I'm really scared to lose everything we've had together.
  18. Hello everyone, I would like to share my experience of how I adjusted from a TN status to a Green Card through marriage. This wasn't easy and it caused us a lot a headaches. So if I can help some people I will glad to! We didn’t use a lawyer. If you read the forms and instructions carefully everything should be fine. Our story: I met my husband back when I was on a J1 visa summer 2012. Since then, I had another J1 visa in 2013 and I had a TN visa since June 2014 (oh and I got a new job in June 2015 so I asked for a new TN at the border). So we got married November 2015 and decided to apply for an adjustment of status (AOS). Our AOS package included 4 forms (I-130, I-485, I-131, I-765). General advice: - Do not send real documents. - Send copies and scan everything you sent them just in case! - I didn’t have an alien number or visa number since my TN isn’t a “visa”. You write none or N/A (read instructions on the forms) - When the form asks for your class of admission, visa type, current status, how you arrived in the country etc. We put “TN-1 Status” - Make sure you have enough time remaining on your TN status. It can take a few months for the application to process. As soon as you get married you should sent the AOS package. - You should receive a work authorization/Advance parole card within 90 days. This card allows you to work and travel while your application is processing. - For the medical exam, make sure it is completed by a Civil Surgeon. You can find one on this website: https://my.uscis.gov/findadoctor . You can get prepared and make sure you have all the immunisations done first. The physician says that people are frequently missing the flu and tetanus shots. It costs about $200 for the exam. - When filling out the I-864 it will ask you for 3 previous year’s tax records. You can easily request these records from the IRS. - Send your package with tracking features so you know when it gets there. - Once they get your case, you can look on the USCIS website to know if they updated your cas - I was so nervous for our interview. The lady was very rude (but i guess this is their job). No questions about the TN at all. She just wanted to verify that we were a real couple. We learned the next day that our case was approved. She didn't tell us right away if we were approved. I was so anxious for that 24 hours! So relax and just answered the questions they will ask you. Our package looked like this: COVER LETTER We wrote a little introduction and list down what that packaged included I-130 PETITION FOR ALIEN RELATIVE - G1145 E-Notification of application/petition acceptance - Form I-130 signed by petitioner - Check of $420 made payable to U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Copy of petitioner birth certificate showing birth in the U.S - Copy of petitioner’s United States passport biographical page - Copy of marriage certificate -Copy of applicant’s passport biographical page - G325A signed by US Citizen petitioner - G325A signed by applicant - 2 Passport-style photos of petitioner - 2 Passport-style photos of applicant - Evidence of Bona fide Marriage (Copy of joint bank account statement, affidavit letter from family friend, selection of pictures that document relationship and marriage) I-485 APPLICATION TO ADJUST STATUS (This form allows you to adjust to permanent residency) - Form I-485 signed by applicant - Check of $1070 made payable to Department of Homeland Security - I-693 (Medical examination completed by a Civil Surgeon sealed in an envelope) - Copy of passport's biographical page - Copy of I-94 - Copy of Marriage Certificate - Copy of Birth Certificate with translation - G325A signed by applicant - Two (2) Passport-style photos from Applicant - Affidavit of Support from the petitioner US Citizen: § I-864 Affidavit of Support form completed § Copy of Petitioner’s IRS tax return transcript and W2 for the year 2014 § Copy of Petitioner’s pay stub (leave and earnings statement) from actual job I-765 APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT DOCUMENT (This form allows you to work while you green card is being process. It doesn’t cost anything extra) - Copy of I-94 form of applicant - Two (2) Passport-style photos from applicant - Copy of biographical page of applicant’s passport - Copy of marriage certificate (for name change) I-131 - APPLICATION FOR TRAVEL DOCUMENT (ADVANCE PAROLE) (This form allows you to travel while you green card is being process. It doesn’t cost anything extra and if you leave the country while your application is pending they think you are dropping your application) - Copy of I-94 form of applicant - Copy of applicant’s passport biographical page - Two (2) Passport-style photos from Applicant FYI, Our time line: 05/2012: J1 Visa 05/2013: J1 visa 06/08/2014: TN visa 05/27/2015: New TN visa (changed my job) 07/24/2015: We got engagement 11/13/2015: We got married 11/16/2015: We sent the AOS package 11/18/2015: Email saying that they received my case 11/24/2015: Email saying that my case has been accepted 12/22/2015: Biometrics appointment 01/06/2016: Email saying that we have an interview schedule for 02/10/2016 02/03/2016: Work authorization/Advance parole card is on production 02/10/2016: Interview day 02/11/2016: Email saying that my case was approved 02/11/2016: Received my Work authorization/Advance parole card in the mail Now waiting for the green card to get in the mail! Good luck!
  19. Hi, I currently have an H1B and got married to a US Citizen in March 2019. I filed both the 1-485 and the 1-130 together this May (2019) and now I'm waiting to receive the EAD and the green card (which may take a while). However, I am worried because my H1B expires on a month and today, after returning from a international trip, a custom agent told me that if I stay in the US after my visa expires I would be in "unlawful status" regardless of my pending 1-485 application. Is that true? I thought I can stay in the US without working while waiting for my EAD. If true what the agent said, how can I leave the country without "abandoning" my I-485 application? And how can I re-enter it? Do I need a Conditional resident visa? What status do I get if I stay after my visa expires? Thanks a lot!
  20. My fiancee and I are currently going through the K-1 process. I was advised that NVC just sent my paperwork to Vietnam on June 23, 2018. I already booked a trip to Vietnam for my our engagement party on July 11 before our interview inquiry. Our marriage celebration will be on October. We will be filing the marriage license in the U.S. if her interview goes well. Our concern is that what if my fiancee fails the interview and the i-129f was completely thrown out AFTER our marriage celebration? We plan to file for cr1 if that happens but would it look bad for our case because we had a marriage celebration while still going through the k-1 process or would it not be a problem as long as we don't file the marriage license until my fiancee is in the US? When filing the i-129f, we signed the promise that my fiancee and I would get married within 90 days upon arriving in the US.
  21. Good evening to everyone, I hope some of you could give me your thoughts and advice about my girlfriend's situation: She's a permanent resident. She was born in Mexico, but her dad got a sponsored job and took them with him. She studied, elementary and middle school in the US and then came back to Mexico to finish the last year of High school and started a Bachelor's degree here. When she left to start University in Mexico, she had (if I'm not pretty sure) a H4 visa, being sponsored by her dad, and after a few years being enrolled in university, her dad got the green card for all his family. She usually traveled every 4-6 months back to the US for a few days in order of keeping that status. After ending university she worked a few months here in Mexico, and she moved back to the United States about a month ago, and she's actually living and working in Corpus Christi TX. We met in our career last year and we have been a couple for 19 months, and we're willing to get married ASAP. She's also being able to apply for citizenship in November of this year. She and her family have never had any kind of trouble in the border because of living abroad. My questions are: 1. With her history of being outside the US, and not having a work history, credit history or a valid US high school diploma, is it reliable applying right now for a spouse visa? 2. If not because of her situation, how much would you recommend us to wait? 3. What kind of actions would benefit our situation (like asking her to work for a couple more months, renting an appartment for a few months)? 4. Is it safe or high risk for her applying for a citizenship by the beginning of 2020? 5. Could they know by investigating our relationship that she lived all these years in Mexico putting her at risk of loosing her Residency? For your time and advice, Thank you in advance.
  22. Hey all, I'm about to file ROC on my conditional Green Card that was based on Marriage, though I filed for divorce this year and plan on utilizing the divorce waiver to file alone. The marriage fell apart due to my citizen-spouse's substance use and mental/emotional/physical abusive behavior toward me; I had to utilize the services of a local domestic abuse non-profit to leave the situation, move out, seek extensive counseling, and file the divorce. I'm choosing the divorce waiver route due to a lack of physical evidence of abuse for VAWA, and because I successfully reached a judgement in the divorce case this month. Question is: I've read that the grounds of the separation must make it clear that the breakup wasn't the fault of the immigrant, otherwise they could face rejection; am I at fault for being the petitioner in the divorce? Should I be concerned about my application for ROC being rejected simply because I'm no longer married to the citizen spouse, or because I initiated the divorce? •••••• I have every piece of evidence in hand I could possibly acquire highlighting that we had co-mingled our finances, shared a life, and were married in good faith to be with one another. My Ex continues to work toward sobriety and seems to want to reconcile somewhere down the line if he can get himself back in shape. These kinds of changes take a lot of time, and the recovery from abuse is an exceptionally delicate subject; reform is unlikely, but possible. I really don't want to be forced to leave the country when it may be that he and I could reconcile at a healthier point in the future. All of the work we put in to be together, and the subsequent separation, are heart-breaking -- and it's a really challenging emotional space to be in while also having to file for ROC! Thanks for any and all help and advice. Xx
  23. Hi, I am a Canadian citizen currently working in the US on TN visa with about 2 years validity remaining. I am getting married end of July to my American fiancee. I was planning on filing for an AOS after we get married. However, I travelled to Canada in middle of June, which is less than 90 days from the wedding. Is that grounds for USCIS to reject my AOS application? Is the 90-day rule applicable to last entry or when I got my TN status? If so, what other options do I have? Of course, I can move back to Canada while the whole process takes place but I would like to maintain my job.
  24. Hello guys, Today my visa was issued finally after a hard / unique / long visa journey, and the reason why i'm writing this thread is to share my particular case because it can be helpful for others who might have a similar situation like mine. I posted my first thread one year ago, Help me please, can we get married before ds260, i didn't know anything about the procedures of diversity visa back then, some people told me to avoid getting married because it can decrease the chances of your visas getting approved, they told me to wait for her to get there and she can later petition for you, but we didn't want to be separated like that, we were about to get married anyways here, so we decided to get married and hope for the best, also your replies were really important to us to take that decision. + we got married, we filled DS260, waited for the confirmation letter, but no response from KCC, even tho we sent the required documents and we received the automatic reply, in January we called KCC, they told us that they didn't receive anything, and they advised us to send a new email again, 3 days later we got the confirmation email, so, if someone doesn't receive his confirmation email, you got to call them to check. + our case number is 12k, we received the appointment date late, it was 16th of April, the interview went smooth, but the consular told us that we're missing a document, and told us that we're going to have a second interview, you can read the whole thing in this thread i think i have a rare case, it was rare, because I've never heard of something like that, so basically my wife was born in 95 and was registered in 2002, they wanted a justification for this delay of birth registration, we brought an affidavit from the place where her birth was registered. + fast forward, they fixed another appointment which was a second interview, it was in 30th of May, we went there and waited 3 hours, until the room was empty, they called us in different counters, they asked us questions about the relationship that every genuine couple could answer. + and finally, today the visa was issued, i'm really happy we finally overcame this full year of stress and frustration, i hope this thread would help someone because i know the mental and physical sufferings we went through, thanks to Jojo92122, and SusieQQQ for their help, and i thank everyone who helped me and didn't mention !
  25. I'm not a US citizen, I received my GC in June 2018. My girlfriend is Chinese citizen and studies in US. Her legal standard expires in 2 years. How long is the process of adding my spouse to my green card - If we get married? Which steps need to be done after marriage? On the web site travel.state.gov here Visa Bulletin shows "C" or "current" under the application category F2A. Does it mean that if the marriage happens now then we can file all documents and get GC soon? Thanks
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