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  1. Hello Everyone, With the current situation. And the lockdowns and quarantine, it is harder to meet the requirements specially meeting in person. My fiance in the Philippines and I (petitioner) here in California haven't met yet in person that is under the 2 years requirements. We video call weekly and message everyday but I know, that doesn't count. Now, we are planning to meet at Singapore next year around July 2021 but with the covid 19, it is harder for us because of the restrictions of countries and the quarantine time. We all know most of us only have 2 weeks paid vacation. With that being said, is it better if we just get married than to wait for the K1 Visa? If it is better to get married, is there any online marriage that is legal that we can use for the spousal visa? Thank you so much!
  2. Hi! I just have a pretty simple question for ya and thank you in advance for answering it! Quick story..... I got married to my girlfriend this past Feb 2020. Before we got married this past Feb 2020, I filed my taxes beforehand (Jan 2020) as 'single'. She currently lives & works in Dubai, but she's a Filipino citizen. I know that tax season is quite ways to go, but I'd like to jump on this concern immediately and start asking questions. Now my question is should I file my taxes next year as MARRIED/SEPARATELY or MARRIED/JOINTLY? What are the PROS/CONS of both? Thanks! *More questions to follow*
  3. Hello, I'm Angela and I entered the United States, legally, with a Q1 Visa on March 11th. My visa is gonna expired on May 31st and I'm already married to my husband, that is a US citizen.My question is what do I need to do now? I know I need to file the I-130 form and that's all. Unfortunately, we're not able to afford a lawyer, but I'm pretty sure we can do this by our own! Waiting for some reply and I will appreciate your responses :)
  4. Hello Today my wife had her CR-1 Interview in Islamabad, Pakistan. They gave her 221G ( See attached Image ) form asking to upload Petitioner and Beneficiary previous marriage photographs my wife told the CO /interpreter that we don't have photos of our previous marriage she told her that is your problem and walked away . I was able to find 2 pictures of me with my ex. But my wife she can't find any pictures of herself with her ex or other family members from her previous wedding day. What should we do ? Upload what we have? They kept her Passport original marriage certificates and previous marriage termination documents for both wedding photos and NADRA FRC Any assistance you can provide would be greatly appreciated
  5. So I'm an american and my husband French. We're intending to move to the states with him on an i130 visa. Were applying from here in France with my parents, who are USA based being our sponsors. Recently my parents met with an immigration lawyer to get more information about the sponsor process. While there the lawyer mentioned to them there was another possible way for us to move over. We could both travel over to the usa and automatically start the process once we enter meaning my husband could legally stay while applying for his visa stateside. She said the process would be more of an adjustment of status and would take about 6mo to process where he can't leave the country until it is finalized. I know when we researched about this from everything I read this isnt really accepted. It was briefly mentioned by the lawyer so they dont have the exact information to give me for this, but is that possible? Would he have to enter on a tourist visa and then adjust status? Would it still be on an I130/A visa? I would think it would be visa fraud, so maybe there's a visa he has to apply for before&then do this? We'd hate go do that and only have him sent back over doing something frowned upon and delay our case anymore... Attached is a copy of the information process/timeline the lawyer gave them.... Thank you to anyone with information!
  6. What is average waitfor an interview appointment at the Guyana Embassy? Please someone answer
  7. Hello all, I got an SSN before I got married, and now I'm thinking of going to the Social Security office to have my info updated to my married name. However, I found this on the Social Security website: " Corrected Card for a Noncitizen Adult If you change your name, become a U.S. citizen, or your immigration status or work authorization has changed, you need to tell Social Security so we can update our records and when necessary, issue a new card. " Source: https://www.ssa.gov/ssnumber/ss5doc.htm The thing is, my AOS packet is still pending. Once my applications come through, am I supposed to "declare" to Social Security that AOS and EAD have been approved? Does that mean I shouldn't have my name updated until then? Because I might be wasting a whole trip/process if I'd have to come back after approval anyways. Need advice on the matter.
  8. Hi everyone! I'm a newbie here. I would like to ask, last 2017, I was approved with a Multiple Entry Tourist Visa valid for 10 years. It was stamped under my old passport (expires on 2027). The visa was under my name when I was single and stamped on my old passport which is also under my name when I was single. My husband and I got married at 2018. and I applied for a change of name and status for my new passport. New passport is already under my married name. Since I changed my passport, I already traveled out of the country for 2 times using my new passport with my married name. by 2019, my husband filed for I-130 petition for me, which is still under processing up to this time. My question is, will I be able to enter to USA for my sister in law graduation using my Tourist Visa that was stamped in my old passport under my name when I was single? Even if I have a pending I-130 petition? Please enlighten me. Thank you so much.
  9. So, after months and months of anxiously waiting, our paper work has been approved by the NVC. I got the email while visiting my husband in Barbados.. We were both very excited to open the email, just to find out that we will STILL be waiting. Anyone on here will be or already interview at the Barbados embassy. How long was your wait till you got an interview date. Me and my husband started the paper work October 2018, I know we are near the finish line but it doesn't feel like it! Best wished to all.
  10. Hello all. This is a forum for those that filed I-130 then I-129f with Nebraska Service Center. Let’s share and help one another. What are your updates? How long did it take for your I-129f to get approved after filing I-130? Share your timeline. I-130 PD 06/14/2019 I-129f PD 10/29/2019
  11. Hello, My wife immigrated to the U.S. middle of this year on a k-1 and we married a few weeks after her arrival. We filed for adjustment of status and are awaiting our interview. We are going to file taxes jointly for 2019. My question I have is, is the income my wife earned abroad (in Sweden) PRIOR to her immigrating on her k-1 taxed in the U.S.? She worked January & February in Sweden before immigrating to the U.S. in April, and she payed taxes on this income in Sweden (where she was a legal resident at the time). We are planning to get an accountant, but I am trying to roughly figure out now the amounts we'll owe for financial reasons. So two questions really: (1) does her pre-immigration income get taxed here, and (2) does her pre-immigration income count as part of our gross adjusted income? Thanks so much!
  12. Hi everyone, i registered USCIS government system to check my my case closely and i picked my fiances username because i thought i will be using this system for my greencard and naturalization in future as married person. But now my fiance and i are on k1 visa process and not married yet, we both are single. I have heard that if uscis or consular officer thinks that you are married they immediately reject your visa, do you know if they think we got married before k1 visa is approved because i used my fiances surname? Do they check my username on uscis system? I am worried about that, please help.
  13. 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! 😁
  14. Has anyone gotten married on a B-2 Tourist visa from Canada and had success getting a green card while remaining in the US
  15. Hi all, Thank you to anyone who reads this and helps. Here is my story, as quick as I can write it: - Came to the USA in 2009. Went back and forth over the years (have overstayed my visitors visa a few times but never been notified or had any proceedings against me) - Met a girl and after 6-years of dating we got married last month - Am now in the USA and am applying for AOS I have spent a few days reading over this (and other) websites for info and here are the questions I have not been able to answer. From I-130: Have you obtained a Certificate of Naturalization or a Certificate of Citizenship? - Would a birth certificate qualify as a Certificate of Citizenship? From I-103: Has anyone else ever filed a petition for the beneficiary? - I filed for, then withdrew, an O-1 visa application. Would that count, or do you think this question is referring to family based petitions? From I-131: I-94 Arrival-Departure Record Number - I am Canadian. I drove across the border at Niagara Falls and was not given an I-94 number. I have also checked online and the CBP website shows no record for me. What should I write when asked for my I-94 number? If I pay the fee for the I-485 (AOS), do I have to pay the filing fee for the I-131 (Travel Doc)?
  16. My 2019-2020 FAFSA was flagged for verification at my university's financial aid office because I reported my spouse's income in 2017. I am the US citizen, and he did not pay US taxes in 2017, because he was not a resident alien, permanent resident, or a US citizen at the time, and did not make any income in the United States. He lived in Greece and paid taxes to the Greek government for the entire year of 2017, and was not liable to file taxes with the United States for 2017. We submitted his Greek tax form which shows his total income and taxes paid to the Greek authorities for 2017, and now they are requesting a 4506-T form from my spouse to prove he did not pay US taxes. We were married late 2018. Has anyone here gone through this? I am nervous about him signing anything stating he did not pay taxes because it doesn't quite encompass the truth, and do not want this being misconstrued by the IRS and have it come back to bite us. Any help would be much appreciated!
  17. I am graduating with a Master degree this December (when I-20 expires). We have a family emergency and I was forced to fly back to my home country a few days ago. Since my F1 visa expired for more than a year already, I need to do an interview to renew it. I have my i-20 with signature, unofficial transcript, and a few bank statements to prove funding. Normally, I wouldn't worry about a thing as I have renewed my F1 visa every time I came home during breaks, but I got married over the summer to a U.S. citizen. We have not filed for I-130. I did provide information about my marital status and my spouse on my DS-160, and indicated that nobody has ever filed a relative petition. My priority is still finishing my degree then my wife and I will move to my country for a few years. I understand there is a chance my F1 visa might be rejected. Is it definite? What documents/evidence can I bring with me during the interview to increase my chances? TIA!
  18. Hello guys, we have another question about filing for AOS. Any help is appreciated For my fiancés (petitioner) job, he is withholding with a marriage status of married since we will file married filing jointly next April. We have pay checks from before our wedding that we were going to use for affidavit of support. We wanted to apply for AOS right after our wedding / receival of the wedding license. Would USCIS have a problem with the pay checks showing withholding as married, since maybe they think we already act as if we are married, before the actual wedding date? If so, we were thinking to wait for the next pay check post marriage. He only gets paid once a month hence waiting isn’t ideal. Thank you!
  19. Hi we are a married gay couple living in England. My husband is Italian and I’m American. We were married in New York in 2012. We are both are working and living in England, but are ready to move to America. I’m not sure what the process is or where to start since I’m living in the U.K. I’ve heard conflicting information which stated I should get an attorney, relocate back to the USA and set up residence. Ideally we would like to stay together and move at the same time. If anyone could give us advice on where to start or recommend a lawyer that would be much appreciated. We both would love to be in the states next year or so. Thanks for taking the time ,any feedback would be great. Paul
  20. I want to thank you all for the replies to my original post. I will definitely contact the London office when we get back to the U.K. I was just wondering if we are both living in the U.K. I’m American and my husband is Italian, and are both planning to immigrate back to the United States do I need to relocate permanently in the states without my husband coming with me. This would be something very difficult for us to do. I’ve heard mixed responses to this question before,, any feedback much appreciated.
  21. Just to be clear this is not a question related to my husband and I. My husband's cousin was on the F24 Visa since 2013, at the end of 2018 he married a U.S. Citizen and so his I-130 petition was filed December 2018 for the CR1 visa. About a month ago he was given the NVC case number and options to upload his documents for his F24 visa. Nothing was done because he and his wife are aware that that application is no longer valid and must await the CR1 visa approval from USCIS and NVC. The questions are: is there any thing they can do to speed up the CR1 Visa application considering he would have arrived in the U.S. already with the F24 Visa (two of his sisters also on that same visa, same time, are already in the U.S.)? Are there any penalties or fines that they have to pay for not having cancelled the F24 visa prior to petitioning him for the CR1 visa? Any other concerns they should have? Hopefully this is enough info to get some answers, but if not, ask away. Thank you in advance to all!
  22. Hi , I am new to this forum and just wanted to know if any one has had a similar experience and what was the outcome. Facts: I have been in the US since 2014 and I am currently on work permit that expires nov 2019. My mother, when she was a PR, petitioned for me (I'm over 21) in 2009 and couple years later received priority date of Dec 2011 which is now current according to visa bulletin. As soon as my mother became citizen in 2015, I changed to FB-1 category- unmarried son daughter of US citizen. In first week of October of 2017, i received letter from NVC prompting me to start immigration process by doing consular process or AOS. I selected consular process because it was said to be quicker/easier in terms of getting interview date etc. All documents were sent to NVC via CEAC by last week of October 2017. Dec 21 2017, NVC notified me that everything has been accepted and I just need to wait on interview to be scheduled. I got married to a jamaican couple days before on Dec 15 2017. I couldnt postpone wedding since it was a 'destination wedding' (remember I reside in the US) and i would have lost all money spent and down payments etc Fast Track to March 2019, I received notice that interview is scheduled in Jamaica for April 2019. Because of the short notice and having to travel do medical etc I opted to reschedule. All my immediate family migrated to the US, I now work in a good job here in the US and my husband is here in US school which i support financially. Question: Has anyone had similar experience and what was the outcome Can I/ should I still go to the interview in Jamaica? Do i bring my husband documents What kind of questions do you get asked? Will they ask about if I am married? ( i have not notified them about this) what will happen if i go and they ask if I am married and I explain. My family think I should go and explain to them my situation and I will still get it. How long does it take to get appt date at St. Andrews hospital for medical and how far in advance is the apt date from date of submission of appointment form How many times can I reschedule , are there any downsides of rescheduling
  23. Good morning! After doing research in the forum, I could not find a similar case so I will try to briefly expose my mother-in-law's situation and hope to hear your opinion about it. She wants to come to the US to visit her children that are US Citizens. She is still married to their father (naturalized US Citizen in the 1990's), although they have been separated since the mid 1990's but are still officially married. Never really got divorced. She had a green card that was abandoned in the early 2000's and haven't returned it yet which I assume is the first step to take. She has no intention to live in the US but also doesn't work or own property in her home country as she is supported by her mother that is sick and she currently takes care of. Would it be advised for her to come to the US with the intention of divorcing her husband or can she prove she is not willing to stay without doing so? What would be the options or next steps she should/could take? Thanks! Alex
  24. My fiance arrived here 12/18/2018 we were married on December31st, 2018. I am filling out the paperwork for her AOS Green Card. In Part 2 it asks for information on the Prinicipal Immigrant. Since we are married and she has a SS# and Military Dependent ID in her married name, do I put my last name for Family Name (Part 2 1.a) or do I use her maiden name before we were married? Also she uses her previous last name for her middle name now. Both are reflected on her ID card and her SS card. Thank you for any assistance.
  25. Hello everyone! I (US citizen) just married my sweetheart last week in Amman, Jordan Prior to that, I lived in Jordan for the past 19 years, then in the past 6 months before most recently coming back to Jordan, I was back in the USA doing job interviews to set up a domicile, and will hopefully be starting work as a physician there in July. Reading everyone's experiences here and online research makes it clear that DCF is the best option to bring my wife back home with me quickly. I have an appointment to file I-130 next week at the USCIS office in Amman, and was curious: 1. For physical address in the past 5 years, I had lived at the same address in Jordan but as I mentioned I was traveling around the USA on job interviews for the past months. The address in Jordan was still available to me at this time, so I'm wondering what to put in that field. In other words, should I put all of the addresses of hotels, Airbnbs, etc. over the past 6 months, or just the address in Amman? 2. Regarding the residency requirement in the country in which I'm filing DCF, would I meet the requirement, considering the many years I was in Jordan, and that I have Jordanian citizenship as well? I'm asking in particular about this most recent stint in the US to establish my career and our domicile, does that have any effect on the requirement? Warm regards to all of you, and thanks in advance!
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