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  1. Hello, My daughter is now 1 week here in the US. She entered with an IR2 visa. Now i'm not sure what to do or process next. I'm a US Citizen, my daughter is 13 years old. I'm not sure if USCIS will be mailing us her green card or a citizenship certificate or shall we apply for it. Please advise as I'm not too sure which guide to read as there's several contradicting guides in the USCIS website. Links to read is greatly appreciated.
  2. Hello! This is my first ever post. Just a background: I am 17 years old I have a tourist visa and I haven't used it yet My mother, who is also on a tourist visa, traveled to the US last March (she is still there up to now). We were supposed to go together for vacation and to visit our family friend, but I was really busy with school so she went there first. Now that it's my summer vacation, is it possible for me to follow her there and travel alone? Also, if I do go there, my mother and I plan to go back to the Philippines together in June. As for my dad, he can't accompany me since he's busy due to employment here in the Philippines and he's taking care of my sister, since she has summer school. I already know all of the requirements, such as the DSWD travel clearance and notarized consent form. However, I'm wondering would there by any questions or complications in immigration? Would it be better if I travel alone? Or if I travel with my aunt (who also has a tourist visa)? Thank you!
  3. Hello! I am a permanent resident. I petitioned for my 10 year old (soon 12) daughter in the Philippines. They seemed to be a problem with the biometric document they are requesting. Since my daughter has no passport yet, we were told to submit a police clearance instead for a minor. We posted the police clearance in December which they accepted as another document. Now,, I got the same request from the NVC , a biometric proof of her passport which I cannot produce because she is a minor and there was nothing, in my recollection, that required me to process her passport. My question is, am I missing a step? Should she have a passport by now? Who initiates the application for the passport of a minor? Please advise.
  4. Hello, I have couple of questions and I hope you guys can help. My daughter is schedule for her interview in the US Embassy in the Philippines on February 19. I won't be there to accompany her but my mom would be there. Would that be a problem? On the letter it states "No other applicants and no petitioners will be allowed entry". That means she'll be alone inside the embassy. How long does it usually take? What could possibly be the interview questions? I read she has to hand carry all documents in original form. I filed online and of course I have the original supplemental documents such as my naturalization certificate and passport. Would a colored photocopy suffice? How long did the Medical examination took for both day 1 and 2? Is my mom considered as a legal guardian to accompany my daughter in her medical? Thank you all in advance.
  5. Hi so my dad is filing for an application for n565 or the replacement of certificate of naturalization. He got married after naturalizing so his status on the certificate was still single. When applying for a new one do we put single or married on it? Is the processing gonna take longer because of it?
  6. Hi I just got here in the US 3 weeks ago through my IR-2 visa with an annotation "“UPON ENDORSEMENT SERVES AS TEMPORARY I-551 EVIDENCING PERMANENT RESIDENCE FOR 1 YEAR.”. I'm 17 years old turning 18 in a couple of days and my dad was naturalized when I was 15 y/o. We were supposed to apply for a passport but my dad lost his naturalization certificate so we're still gonna have to wait 5-8 months to get it. I just have a couple of questions: 1.) What is my status here in the United States? 2.) Do I need to apply for a green card? 3.) Did I already become a citizen when I got here? 4.) Am I still going to be eligible to apply for a passport even after I turn 18?
  7. Hi so my son's name is Matthew and his dad naturalized last 2018. They were supposed to apply for the passport but the dad lost his certificate of naturalization so they werent able to apply. Matthew was able to enter the US through his IR-2 visa though before he turned 18 (at 17y/o) and got a SSN 2 weeks after he entered. They are going to apply for the lost naturalization certificate for the dad but the question is that if Matthew could still apply for the passport once they get the certificate even if he is already 18.
  8. I am a US citizen and I filed for my minor child Back in December 2019 and it was approved on July 20, 2020. I Paid IV Fee. I believe this is an immigrant visa fee. I thought there's no need for visa if a US citizen was to petition a minor. I guess I thought wrong. Once we have submitted the Immigrant Visa form and Affidavit of Support, I believe the next step is interview. How will the interview be now that there's CoViD? Do I have to be present during the interview? Meaning, I have to fly to the Philippines to be on the interview? Please enlighten me on what to expect. Thank you.
  9. Will a child age 17 be required to answer interview questions a and what kind of questions will they ask?
  10. hello, I've been trying to find information on my own and admittedly I'm just not up to snuff on this process. I'm in a bit of a bind and I'm hoping I can find some info here or a nudge in the right direction. A year ago my ex left the country and married a U.S citizen and began her journey to become a citizen herself. Our two oldest children decided to stay on with me and our youngest child went with her to the states and was also included in the citizenship process. I thought at the time and it was agreed that i would have equal parenting time with my youngest but was informed close to the time she was to come back that the immigration process wouldn't allow this for any real length of time. I've been able to see my youngest for a total of two days over the last year, that was for her birthday and I had to travel to the usa to do it. I was able to fly down and bring her back for a visit with me and her siblings but this is only for about 30 days. I've been trying to find out information on how long she can visit without affecting her immigration but its hard to right now so I'm posting here. I'm just a dad trying desperately to be a dad and I'm lost and feel like I've been had. Can anyone give me some info or a direction to follow where i can study up on my rights on this matter. How long can my youngest leave the usa without affecting her process? how big is this can of worms..
  11. Hi. I am planning to bring my 2 nieces here in the US next year on their summer break next year. They are both minors, 11 years old and 14 years old. Is it possible to apply for a tourist visa for minors? And the proof they are enrolled for the next school year will be enough evidence? Thanks
  12. I’m Canadian, married to a US citizen. He is currently in the us living and working while our daughter and I are in Canada during covid. I do not have status in the states, we were waiting for our second anniversary and it’s a long story of our journey but now I would like to return and apply for a change of status and file as 2 years married. To do so right now, my daughter needs her passport as proof of citizenship so we can return. we are confused by the crba website that states: it is not necessary to obtain a CRBA , you may apply for a passport in lieu of a CRBA. will attach screenshot. then when we look at passports for minors, there is mention of needing proof of citizenship via CRBA.. anyone know how this actually works? help very much appreciated.
  13. so I'm 17 and my father (an immigrant married to a US citizen) is calling me on an ir2 visa ... I'm a chain smoker (I only smoke tobacco though) and since the legal age to smoke in America is 21 would it compromise my medical test ?
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