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  1. Hello, I wanted to start a new thread for those of us who just sent in our i60a Wavier packet in 2018. I just received our receipt notice today 3/1 and our case is in the Nebraska Service Center. I have read on other threads that this is something new for 2018? I wish everyone luck and hopefully we can move on to the next part quickly!!!😉😀 Wavier received 2/12/18 Receipt received 3/6/18
  2. Hello everyone I have just received our NOA 2 (K1 petition approved) and are getting prepared for when the time comes to head to Cuidad Juarez, Mexico for my fiancee's interview. I seem to have a decent grasp on most of the things that are needed however, I need some clarification as to how the Consulate determines income eligibility. I currently reside in a family home with 8 people (including myself) which puts me BELOW the poverty guidelines (based on 2019 Poverty Guidelines). Please keep in mind, when i say household, i am talking about a physical home that 7 people (family) reside together. I do not care financially for all 7 people (only my two grandparents) My job pays very well, I do not have to pay rent, or in any sort of debt, i have enough money saved in my bank and i know I can provide for my fiancee. It is not very clear as to how USCIS determines whether or not I meet the poverty guidelines for caring for my fiancee given that I KNOW, i can take care of my fiancee Has anyone every had a similar situation? Did you meet the income requirements having a large "household"/family that lives together? Thank you !!! *p.s This is the Poverty Guideline I am referring to https://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-guidelines Also anything else I should know about Cuidad Juarez? Did they ask for anything in particular from you guys?
  3. Our scan date at NVC is February 9th, which marks exactly a full year since we started the process. Sarcastic ''yey'' And things are slowing down again. We still have at least a few weeks to go before our CC, but I found out that Mexico is now taking up to 4 months to assign interviews, which is just beyond ridiculous and I almost don't want to believe it. The frustrating part is there is nothing we can do apparently, So incredibly frustrating, dealing with immigration. Sometimes it feels like we're ironically being punished for following the legal path, instead of adjusting from a tourist VISA (which I know can be legal if ''it wasn't premeditated'' but it's definitely something that people abuse, lawyers recommend it all the time and it is a grey legal area/loophole) Has anyone had an interview date yet? are they really assigning December approvals for April,? Can it slow down even further? I'm mortified.
  4. Hi everyone, I have a question regarding a letter - NVC Checklist, we just received after sending the NVC Packet. It's requesting the Court records. My husband came to the US from Mexico when he was 16, after much research I concluded that he did not need a police letter from Mexico (correct?) We only obtained the police clearance letter from Oklahoma City. He's only lived in this city since moving here, and has not had any problems other than a ticket for speeding. All this to ask, does NVC need court records for the speeding ticket? If he has no other Records, what do I need to send? Appreciate any help I can get!
  5. Hi, I need help. I called last week the NVC and the case was completed. No letter or anything was received yet. We applied on Dec 14,2017 (I-130). The case still in NVC and will be transfer to Mexico Consulate. Do you know how long when l I get my appointment for my wife? Some people are telling that is taking 6 months to get an appointment. Anyone applied on December 2017 and case was recently completed on the NVC and got their appointment? Thank You
  6. Greetings, The more I learned about the process the more I get confuse. I hope someone could kindly help me. I am a US Citizen and got married in Mexico. The USCI received the I-130 on December 14, 2017. My case has been with the NVC since August. I called the NVC last week and they stated that they had completed the case and the case would be sent to the US Consulate and depending the consulate I will get a interview letter. I inquired about the interview and the CSC rep could not provide me with a time frame when my wife could get the interview or estimate. A friend ask me for my priority date and another friend stated to schedule the interview during the holiday. I got confused. Each case each different and each US Consulate is different. Another person who applied in Dec 2016 got her interviewed on Jan 2017. They got the letter of the interview on early Dec 2016. When should I expect the letter of the interview? Where could I find my priority date? Thank You in advance.
  7. It's been 14 months since I filed for my wife and still no response. She had a tourist Visa and after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico we went to Mexico. She was denied entry when we tried to return. I was told the i485 would be cancelled and it would go from a 1 step process to a 2 step process. Any other people out there with a similar case? It's taking so so long. I've asked for status because it seems to be outside of normal processing time. Both times they've said basically that they try to process cases by order of receipt. It's hard living apart from my wife. I visit her as much as I can but I miss her so much.
  8. Hi all. Ir-1 Visa application at NVC, after 55 days I received a checklist asking for Police certificate. We are both living in the US and have approved i601a. I used a lawyer to fill documents and believed he sent all the correct info. Apparently not? Is there a way to get a "case closed" from NVC and allowance to get police certificate before interview? I haven't contacted lawyer as email came on weekend..... Also, the first page of checklist was blank. Hope there are not more items.... CEAC has not been updated, still has "request for doc", same since June..... NVC list below. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PLEASE NOTE: No interview will be scheduled until ALL of the information requested has been returned to the National Visa Center. ______10 - MEXICO POLICE CERTIFICATE:______________________________ Available in most states for applicants 18 and over. Immigrant visa applicants who have resided in Mexico for six months or more since the age of 18 are required to provide a police certificate. The state police (Fiscalia General del Estado) of each state in Mexico can provide a police record (Carta or Certificado de No Antecedentes Penales). The process and the cost of obtaining these records vary by state. Contact the state police for instructions. If the state police record is unavailable, visa applicants must provide a federal record called a "Carta de No Antecedentes Penales" from the Direccion General de Ejecucion de Sanciones, Comision Nacional de Seguridad. To make the request, applicants must provide the following documentation: For Mexican Nationals:  Mexican voter ID cards from the Instituto Federal Electoral (original and a copy)  Birth certificate (original and a copy)  Proof of residence in Mexico (original and a copy) For Foreign Nationals:  FM2, now called the "tarjeta migratoria", or passport (original and a copy)  Birth certificate translated into Spanish (original and a copy)  Proof of residence in Mexico (original and a copy) The process is free of charge and normally is completed in person by the applicant. However, if the applicant is not able to make the request in person, a family member can do so in the applicant's name by taking a power of attorney signed by the interested party to: Direccion General de Ejecucion de Sanciones, Comision Nacional de Seguridad Calzada de Tlalpan No. 2962 Col. Espartaco, Deleg. Coyoacan, C.P. 04870 Mexico City, Mexico The office is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. For inquiries about the process,
  9. Hello everyone. I was curious if anyone has any experience to share regarding an expedite request for I-601 I recently found out I’m pregnany, and I have a doctors letter stating that it’s a high risk pregnancy. I’m also being laid off of my job in September. And I have a letter from HR confirming that. I submitted an expedite request on Friday July 27. On Monday July 30, I got an email stating: we are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time. Does anyone have anything to share regarding this email? Does it mean it’s actually being reviewed or is likely a denial? how long do they usually take to respond? also, has anyone had any luck getting a case expedited due to a high risk pregnancy? thank you
  10. Anyone with a CC date in May 2018 have an interview yet for Juarez?
  11. After my husbands 10 year bar expires do we still need to file the waiver? He wasn’t deported
  12. Hello everyone, I'm planning on filing my parent's I-130's soon. My parents have overstayed their visas 1+ years before. They're last entry was in June 2009 and exit on July 2009. Before that, they entered in 2002 and stayed in the US until October 2007. Since I'm filing soon, I'm hoping their I130's will not be approved before July 2019 (10 years from their last entry). My parents have not attempted to return to the US since then and have not renewed their visas. Has anyone had a similar case? What are my chances of being able to bring them to the States?
  13. Hi everyone, I had a few questions about the interview process in Ciudad Juarez. Right now, I am currently at the stage where I just received the NVC Case and Invoice number and my packet is still at the NVC. Based on my research it seems I need to wait to receive a letter from the embassy that my case is ready in order to submit the DS160 form and book the medical and interview. Can anyone who has recently gone through the process recently confirm this for me or clarify if I am incorrect. Thank you!
  14. Hey everyone! I have questions about Juarez and my lawyer can’t seem to help... i dont know if i need the “antecedentes no penales” paper. Do i need to save a day to get it or could i go after having my fingerprints taken? I am planning to get to juarez on a monday afternoon. Have medical on tuesday fingerprints and police thing wednesday interview thursday. Would that work? I havent made any apointmenta but i am working on timing. I dont want to be there more time than i need to because i am going alone. Anyone have any experience willing to share?? I can’t seem to find anything recent on here. Thanks in advance!!
  15. ThisCharmingMan21

    K1 visa with young kids

    Hello, I've read tons of stories about couples experiences with their interview at the consulate in Juarez. What I can't seem to find is a detailed story that includes kids. In my case my fiancé has a 6 and 9 year old. Is the process much different than when there is only the sole beneficiary? I did find a post that said the mother did the medical, biometrics and interview first and after approval the kids did the medical and later went back to see the CO. -What is the process with kids? -Are the kids interviewed? -Is our going going to have to be longer than week? I received an email yesterday saying out petition has been approved and now I'm waiting for the packet in the mail. Thank you for you help!
  16. Im a US citizen and she is mexican. im 23 she is 24. we met in a game called Guns of Glory of feburary 2018 we developed a friendship and in April 2018 we developed a relationship.. we found out we have alot in common such as hobbies, foods, opinions, beliefs, religion, In may i went down to mexico to meet her and was down there for about 1 week it was amazing. In july i plan to travel down for 2 weeks and make a proposal depending on how that goes.. of which i am sure will go great. i will not have any paid time off after that until december where i will visit for hopefully 4 weeks. we have logged about 200 hours of calling.. and texts i am sure are in the thousands... we basically talk 18 hours a day. we meet all requirements for this Visa. including my incom and meeting in person heres the issue... she doesnt not know english.. our common language is spanish but my spanish is not very fluent.. i can survive touring a spnanish country but could not live in one. we are hoping to start the petition in october as she still will need to get her passports for her and her son (no legal father).. How will she prove i know spanish? and if anyone is familiar with juraz.. what do they consider fluent enough to communicate..? is our relationship long enough for them to beleive its bona fida? and any advice on how to afford this...? im lucky to have 50 left over monthly (stupid credit card debts).. and she is struggling to keep a roof over her head.. best lawyer ive found is $5k for both her and her son from petition to AOS and then the filing fees and governemnt fees... nearing $8k to bring them here and keep them here...
  17. Hi everyone, Has anyone filing for the i601a waiver heard about their interview with the consulate yet? Our case complete was May 9th. (Petitioning for my husband, who is from Mexico). I keep obsessively checking that chart thing, but it seems that the latest is still March filers getting their interview letters. Just curious if anyone else has heard? Getting nervous that the effed up political climate here is slowing things way down.
  18. Hi! I really need some help to clear my doubt! My husband and I are waiting for the appointment for his CR1 visa! We got it in CD Juarez Mexico but we still haven't get a date and it's been 3 months since the NVC put us on a waiting list. I know that there's a queue list to check the estimate of time for an interview in the different types of visas but CR1 isn't there! If someone could just tell how long does it take to get an appointment for CD Juarez  Thank you
  19. Hi Everyone, I have a DACA that is about to expire Aug.29, 2018. I submitted my IR1 and everything has been approved, I received a CC notice on May 3rd (3 months waiting for an interview in CDJ). I never received a renewal notice for DACA, is it recommended that I send the renewal application now, or should I keep waiting for the appointment, I called the NVC this morning and I was told there was no updates in regards to my interview. Thanks in advance.
  20. Hello people, can someone please clarify what is the "appointment letter" that must be presented to the medical appointment and the fingerprints appointment? Can someone post the header of such letter or is it the letter we received from NVC saying that our case was received and states the following: The National Visa Center (NVC) received your fiancé (e)’s/spouse’s approved I-129F petition from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). NVC will now forward the petition to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Please note that the transfer process can take several weeks. The U.S. Embassy or Consulate will contact your fiancé (e)/spouse when they are ready to process his or her petition. TIA!
  21. SamanthaDelaVega

    Us citizen stepchildren

    Hello everyone, I'm about to get married with my boyfriend soon, he is an US citizen and I'm mexican living in Mexico. Ok I have 2 girls, 12 yrs old and 3 yrs old, my 12 yrs old had my last name, I registered her as single mother, when we went to register my new baby, my boyfriend put his last name on his daughter and on my daughter birth certificade, not an adoption, he just told them to add his name as her father and they added his name. So when we get married he will send an I-130 for me and another for my daughter, do any of you think it will be a problem if USCIS see her birth certificade with his last name? Thank you in advance
  22. Good evening: My wife is a Ukrainian National. Last year we filed our I 751 (ROC). We received the one-year extension letter (I 797) extending travel for a year. This letter is set to expire in a few weeks. Will an valid, unexpired Ukrainian passport with an I 551 stamp from USCIS suffice for entry into Mexico as a tourist, or will we need a tourist visa? Thank you
  23. Hi! Hope you can help... I am a British ex-pat, married to a US Citizen, living in Vegas. I have a Greencard thru marriage - two years are up on Dec 12th and I'm aware I can apply for Conditions To Be Removed 90 days before (mid Sep) using I-751. And it will take maybe 4-12 months for that process. After that I can apply to become a citizen using N-400 and that will take maybe 6-12 months. My wife is being offered a job in San Diego. As housing and other costs are so high in San Diego we are wondering if we can live in Tijuana. I thought initially that would invalidate my Green Card - but I read about 'Commuter Status' from Mexico and Canada. 1. Any idea if this status can be used BEFORE conditions are removed? or only AFTER conditions are removed? 2. I see that I have to have a certain amount of employment in the USA (and not just work from home in Mexico) to retain my Green Card - any idea how much work would be needed to keep my status? Would teaching a few hour-long classes each week in the US be enough? 3. Anything else I should think about in terms of my Greencard - journey to citizen etc? We are leaning towards DO NOT DO IT! - but I have to check everything before we put the idea on hold and just pay the $price of San Diego I assume once a citizen - and I have the US passport - that we can live anywhere on earth we choose and just come and go to the US when we like? If that is the case then maybe just worth toughing it out until I get the passport and then we could move to Tijuana no problem? Ok - hope that's enough clear info without going OTT. Please be advised that everything else is perfect - marriage is super strong - we have no criminal records! etc. We also have no need to bring people to the US etc. or any of the other things that people often need to do. Many thanks for you time!!! Kevin & Heather.
  24. On March 16, 2018 we were approved. Then moved to Administrative processing waiting for I-29; I-34 and additional proof of income. Again..CEAC site shows approved for the second time on May 16, 2018 {final processing wait ten days}. Date was updated on May 23rd and May 24th! I have posts from read previous years of something similar, not exactly happening... I know some of you may say I am impatient, but this can make someone go Crazy! Depressed! Frustrated! We are becoming very disappointed in this process ask, "Has anyone else had this happen to them", What timeframe are we really looking at when they can just go in and update the date?
  25. Hi everyone, I filed I 1-30 for my husband in March, 2 months after we married. He remains in Mexico and I am in Texas. Our priority date is March 07, 2018. When I filed, I also included the I-864 form and complete info with pertaining documents. Now, my question is, should I have or have not included the I-864 in my petition packet, and will it affect or benefit the process? I have not heard from USCIS since I got my Action Notice/Receipt (March, 13). Thanks in advance