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  1. I made a group for those who are pending interview in Montreal Consulate for F2A visa category. My case has been Documentarily qualified/case completed April 4th, 2019.
  2. I am a permanent resident and been living here in the US for 3 years. Just this week, I married a US citizen and decided to change my first name and last name. Do I need to update my green card as well or its okay not to. I will be filing my citizenship anyway after 2 more years. Another question, am I eligible to file us citizenship because I’ve been living here in the US for 3 years and now married to a US citizen? Or i still need to wait until my 5 years of residency? Thank you
  3. I got my 10 yr green card a few months ago through marriage. I met my spouse almost 8 years ago, and after being in a relationship for 4 yesrs or so, we got married. I got a conditional green card, but I got the condition removed and got my 10 year green card. My marriage has been rough since a few months before I got my condition removed, and now I really can't stand it anymore. 1) I now have the 10yr green card, but does a divorce afffect my immigration status in any way? My attorney told me that if the divorce has to happen, make sure it is not due to mu fault, but should be my spouse's. For example, even though I have the 10 yr GC, if I am the one who got violent, or even cheated on my spouse, and that was the cause of the divorce, it would look bad. My attorney said the divorce should be due to my spouse's, but I dont even think this is true. Can anyone clarify? No one in our marriage has cheated, but I want a divorce asap. 2) It has only been a few months since I got my 10yr green card. Would it be bad if I divorce too soon? 3) If one day I want a citizenship after 5 years from now, would my divorce become an issue?
  4. Hi, Been reading about the updates on visa processing and it seems like visa for my spouse might be classified as tier 4. For any one in this visa category, I would like to start a thread where we can track and share progress/updates. Regards Phil
  5. After staying overseas for about 8 months as a greencard holder during Covid19, should one still apply for a Citizenship? Add any foreseeable issues with that? Asking for a close friend. After questioning her upon return, they allowed her back in. I told her I would help her apply for her citizenship. She's been a permanent resident since 2016 via marriage. Your thoughts and tips/insight please....
  6. Hi all. I am a US citizen and my wife has her PR for over 12 years now. Our income recently went down and when I went to the healthcare.gov website to for the coverage exchange, they slotted us into the Medicaid category and sent us over to our state (NM) Medicaid agency. Later, after our application went through in December, I learned that there is a new definition "Public charge" rule now including Medicaid and that it could affect my wife's reentry into the US when traveling. We go to Mexico to see her family yearly. My questions are: 1) Anybody have experience or information on whether this should be an actual problem? 2) Any reason to believe that it will change back to previous definitions anytime soon under the new administration? 3) I believe that I can cancel her off the Medicaid program if need be - but is she already in trouble since she has been signed up? Anyone understand how the timing works? Is it - "if you have been a public charge anytime over the last x years" or is it just "currently"? 4) Anyone know how is USCIS is notified of Medicaid coverage ? This is the only public charge type of thing we have every " received" and would not have even considered it if the gov website had not sent us there. Thanks in advance! Steve
  7. Hello, I am a green card holder who applied for re entry permit while in the US in november 2019. I requested the document be delivered to the consulate in my home country. I did the biometrics then left the US end of December 2019. According to the online case status, my re entry permit was approved in April 2020 so technically speaking I'm allowed to stay out of the US for up to 2 years. Anyway so the case history shows that they tried to send to the consulate but for some reason it was not received and they sent it back. That was in August 2020. Now I have been in contact with my consulate and they said they haven't received it yet. My question is I need to travel to the US next week to visit my sick dad who is not allowed to fly under the current pandemic situation. I only have my GC and I have not been in the US since Dec 2019 (around 14 months in total). While I have been approved for the re entry permit, I never got the actual document. I do have the case history though that proves that I was approved for re entry. Any advice? Should I still try to travel? It's a long flight with my 1.3 yr old who is an American citizen. I am just afraid I would go all the way to the US to be sent back! Any advice would be appreciated?
  8. Good day everyone, I am writing this question to help out my dad in filing an affidavit of support for his wife who is in the Philippines. Quick background, I am a US citizen and I petitioned for my dad to immigrate in the US. He arrived Oct 2019. My dad married his current wife (not my mom) in 2016, and I was already 20 at that time which made me ineligible to petition for her to come to the US at the same time as my dad because their marriage occurred after my 18th birthday. In order for her to immigrate here in the US, she has to be petitioned by my dad. My dad received his green card earlier this year and we turned in the petition for his wife to come over in February 2020. We should be receiving an update regarding the petition pretty soon. With regards to the Affidavit of Support, we are looking at filing Form I-864 EZ because we think my dad meets all the requirement to use that form. He just started working January 2020 but despite of this he will still meet the income requirement. One of the first questions asked though is if he "is using his own earned or retirement income, which is documented using IRS Form W-2." He currently does not have W-2 because he just started working this year. W-2 and Federal income tax return won't be available til next year. Can we still use the form I-864 EZ even if we don't have W-2 and provide pay stubs as proof? I have the same problem on part 5 of the form which asks whether he filed Federal income tax returns for the most recent 3 years. We can bring them during the interview which we are hoping to occur early next year. Or should we use the regular Form I-864. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
  9. Hello, I am Lithuanian citizen (EU) visiting U.S. on ESTA (VWP) visa. Me and my girlfriend (also Lithuanian) decided we want to get married and live in U.S. She is currently green card holder (permanent resident) for 2 years living in U.S. We know each other for more than five year and were having an open relationship during this time. My ESTA visa expires on August 19, 2020. I am currently with her in California. I am wondering what would be the best way with least consequences to stay together in US and eventually become permanent resident and then citizen of US and if that (marying while overstaying visa) is considered a dificult case. I am thinking about signing up with Boundless or SimpleCitizen and buying their service. I am not sure if I need to hire a lawyer... Any Help Appreciated!
  10. I’m sure there are many people on here impacted by the US - Canada border closure. I am a permanent resident living in the US however I am only 30 minutes from the Canadian border and prior to the border closure I went up to Canada very frequently to visit my family. The border being closed to non essential travel for the forseable future has really taken a negative toll on my mental health what with being separated from family until who knows when. What Makes the situation more frustrating is I live in a very very rural area and am currently seeing hardly anyone and my family who I would visit is also in a very rural area (on a farm) and so we are at a low risk of spreading the virus. I am wondering if anyone is in a similar situation? I wish there were exceptions to the rules. I understand they don’t want a huge influx of travelers, shoppers and tourists but I don’t feel like I’m a threat when I would only visit my family and be quarantined there. Is there anything I can do about this?
  11. Creating a post for 2017 I-130 filers for spouses of permanent residents, please share your PDs and any further actions going forward.
  12. Hi, I'm currently applying for Adjustment of Status and my I-765 is highly overdue, and I have a job offer for a summer job that wants me to start filling out forms. Now I know I'm not allowed to work until I get my work authorization approved however I've been waiting since Late July of Last 2019, There was a bit of a hold up with one RFE that I sent in last month however I've heard nothing since. I was wondering if I was allowed to fill out the tax information like the W-4 without getting into trouble, I wouldn't start working until the 13th of June so I have a lot of time but I didn't know if that would make me ineligible if I give my to-be-employer my information to be ready by then. I think I'll get my I-765 approval by then but I don't want to jeopardize my application. Basically I'm asking weather if giving my would-be-employer the necessary information for them to be ready to employ me would harm or make me ineligible in my immigration process. Cheers, Hamish
  13. Anyone please let me know what is the current approval date for I-130 F2A in California Service center.. Thanks in Advance......
  14. Creating a post for 2018 I-130 filers for spouses of permanent residents, please share your PDs and any further actions going forward.
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