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  1. Creating a post for 2017 I-130 filers for spouses of permanent residents, please share your PDs and any further actions going forward.
  2. 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.
  3. Hello, I am a permanent resident since 2011. In 2015 I was charged with possession of Marijuana 0.5 grams tiny bit in North Carolina. Charge was a misdemeanor my attorney got voluntary dismissal (VD) from the attorney I didn’t have to go to court or anything. It was dismissed with no conviction. I did community service prior to my trial date. In 2016 my charge was expunged. I have the expungement that says less than 1/2 ounce charge was expunged. Now in October 2019 I am trying to apply for citizenship filling N-400. I am worried if my charge will deny my citizenship. In April 2020 it will be 5 years since I was charged. I understand waiting 5 years is a good idea, but I really want to be a US citizen it’s almost 5 years. That’s the only offense I have in my life time. Should I Go ahead and apply for citizenship. Will there be an issue on interview? Please help I appreciate all the responses. In my n-400 I am going to say yes I was charged yes I was arrested although I was allowed to leave the scene after getting citation like speeding ticket and no I was not convicted.
  4. Creating a post for 2018 I-130 filers for spouses of permanent residents, please share your PDs and any further actions going forward.
  5. Hi Everyone, Sponsor: Father Co-Sponsor: Relative Beneficiary: Underage son Location: Ciudad Juarez Urgent advise. My parents(PR) in law yesterday, 18-Jul, went to an interview to the US consulate in Ciudad Juarez for her son, minor. On the interview, my mother was asked to submit an i864A and taxes for the last year. She didn't have them because throughout the process it wasn't required since the sponsor, father, and co-sponsor was enough to cover the financial requirement. Anyways, her son was rejected due to this reason under 212(a)(4). She was told to submit the documents within the same day and perhaps next day she will get a response from immigration. Yesterday, the 18th, she submitted all the documents required via the consulate instructions. Looks like the consulate will receive the documents today, the 19th. Is it true what the immigration officer told her, they review those type of documents immediately and get a response within a day? The reason why we're worried is because she is in Juarez, and that is not her home, so she'll have to pay more days of hotel and delay flights. Any experiences? By the way, I should also mentioned that her was was approved for an expedited appointment like a month ago. I don't know if that helps.
  6. A friend from a foreign country has been working at a consulate office for his country here in Chicago since 2010. He has since gotten married (to someone from his country) and brought her here on his A-2 (diplomatic workers & family) visa. They had a child who is a US Citizen and carries a US passport two years ago. In other ways, they do not own property here and the child hasn't started school yet. They have just learned that their A-2 visas will become non-renewable in 2021 due to a new rule in their country or the US. In any case, they'd like to stay. He says his coworker is doing an adjustment of status from A-2 to green card, but he has older kids and owns a home. His country is not at war, there are no other asylum-related issues or concerns about safety if he returns to his country. He just feels this is a better place to raise his child and has already established a home, family, and friends here. I can't see any cause for adjustment since the section 13 requirements do not apply. Has anyone heard of such a case or seen any success in this type of adjustment? I'm happy to help him submit all his documents, but I feel like it might be wasted money if they'll never approve it.
  7. I have received a notice of action saying that my status has been extended for 18 months after I applied for the " removal of conditions I751 form, after acquiring my green card thru marriage. It does not tell to do anything else. I'd like to know what's the next step, should I contact USCIS? Or should I wait for instructions in the mail?
  8. Hi All, My husband came here on a K-1 visa in April 2017. We filed for his adjustment of status in December 2017. My questions are: 1) He had a medical examination in Feb 2017 in his home country. Does that expire after so long? I am asking because in the letter giving us our interview date it says to make sure he has the i-693 completed. 2) I speak Spanish... do I count as the interpreter for my husband or do I need to hire a Spanish speaking interpreter for my husband's interview. 3) We rent from my mom but don't have that written down legally... Therefore we don't have anything jointly besides a savings account. Is this going to be a problem? We do have a son together but no like bills or anything. 4) Can someone (the more people the better) who has been approved send me a copy of their interview checklist? Also I don't know how to change it but I am not at the California Service Center... I am at the Seattle one. Idk if that makes a difference for the answers.. Thank you!!
  9. Hi group, I have been to US multiple times on L1 and recently on H1b visas. I am now married to a US GC spouse and have read online about EAD, I-130, Naturalization etc etc. I found that none of the sites covers the questions I have for my case. Here is my case and my queries - 1. I was working in US on H1b till Jan 2019 when I and my GF decided to get married in India in Jan 2019. We were suppose to travel back to US but unfortunately due to change in my organization, I have lost my client job. 2. We waited for sometime expecting my employer to resolve the situation but it did not happened. Since my wife's 6 months outside US were about to get over, she has traveled back to US this week. 3. I will like to know what next steps should I take to reach US and start working again. Queries - A. Can I travel to US on visitor visa, apply and receive a EAD and start working? B. If my wife applies for my GC process, can I get an EAD while living in India? C. Couple of sites suggested that it will be faster if my wife applies for citizenship - it is still take 1 year. I will like to know if there is a faster way? Thanks a lot in advance.
  10. This month marks my 5-year anniversary of permanent residency. I am a January 2019 N-400 Filer but heard nothing since my Biometrics. I am wondering if you guys applied for your N-400 as soon as you were eligible or if you waited a long time before doing it. What motivates you do become a US Citizen? Will you be able to keep dual citizenship or are you renouncing to your birth citizenship? Please share your stories, thank you!
  11. Anyone please let me know what is the current approval date for I-130 F2A in California Service center.. Thanks in Advance......
  12. Hello. I recently filed my I-90 to replace my permanent resident card. I filed on April 1st 2019. I then received my NOA on April 6, 2019. After receiving that i checked online to see that they have scheduled my biometrics appointment. It instructed me to check in the documents tab for the date, time,etc. However, it wasn't there so it says in that case wait a few days for it to show up. So now I'm waiting. I just feel like this whole process is going faster than expected? Is this usual? Have any of you experienced this fast process?
  13. Hello. I recently lost my vital documents. I have been a permanent resident since 2005 and my GC is not supposed to expire till 2025. I filed for a GC replacement this week but received a job offer and need to work. I know that USCIS issues I-551 stamps on unexpired passports but what can i use to show legal status if i do not have a passport right now. Am i able to show my Notice of Action to my employer? Please help! Thank you.
  14. Hey Guys, I would really appreciate if anyone can provide an authentic link/document which has the information below: One can stay in the US while being pending AOS without having any other valid status? EAD for Pending AOS can be renewed several times until a decision is made?
  15. Hi, I will be filing for US citizenship soon and just wanted to know few things. I am currently working 2 full time jobs. I am paying taxes for both the Jobs. As I work from home it is easy to manage both the jobs. As both the jobs are full time permanent jobs I get paid on the basis of job and not on the basis of hour. Below are my questions: 1. Will it be a problem if I put both jobs on n-400 form in part-8 2. Is having 2 full time job bad in the eyes of USCIS. Thanks
  16. Hi Everyone! It's time for me to submit Form I-751 to remove the conditional status on my permanent resident status. When I married my husband, we applied for me to get my green card, but since we hadn't been married 2 years yet, my permanent residency was conditional. Well, my husband and I are still happily married. However, he got an amazing training opportunity in Washington D.C. so he has moved there for the 2-3 years that his training will take. I cannot move with him at the moment because my career is in Los Angeles. I am an actress and currently have a three year contract with an agency and a manager team. Rather than making one of us give up on our dreams right now, we decided we would be bicoastal for these 2-3 years, see where each of our careers take us, and at the end of his training decide whether he would come back to LA and or if I would move to D.C. In the mean time, I am traveling to D.C. or he is traveling to LA every month and a half so we can see each other. Though our current situation is unconventional, we are still very much in a real marriage. Does anyone have any experience submitting a Form I-751 without joint residency with your spouse? If so, did you guys write a letter explaining why? and how did you guys write your cover letter to list the proof showing that you guys are still together despite the distance. At the moment we have the following evidence: -Joint bank account - Joint medical insurance -Joint car insurance -Taxes filed jointly, Federal and State -Both are owners of my car -Affidavits from 3 friends -Photos of our travels together and life together -Boarding passes of travels to see each other -Contracts from agency showing that I have to based in LA -Information about his training showing that he has to be in D.C.
  17. Hello, I want to know If I'm able to join the military with 1 year valid 1-551 stamped passport. When I got here, immigration officer(?) said that I should wait for 5 to 6 months to get my green card. and he said that I can use the stamped passport as a green card for 1 year. Here's my question, I wanna join the Army or Airforce as fast as I can. but on the internet the recruit center requires green card for enlisting. Can I join the military with a passport stamp which proves my legal state before getting the green card?? Thanks for your information.
  18. When USCIS sends a notice for the Citizenship (N-400) interview, does it list the things you will need to bring with you to the interview? If not, what do you all recommend to bring to the interview? Applied under the 5 years permanent resident status category.
  19. Hi, i’ve been freaking out lately. When I was 18 I applied for a California state ID, and I was asked to register to vote, which I didn’t know I wasn’t supposed to do. I used those machines at the dmv to register and I don’t remember if whether or not I have claimed to be a US Citizen. I will be able to apply for citizenship around 2019, and i’ve been stressed out from reading other people’s posts and how I could get deported. What should I do?
  20. Hi guys, I’m a permanent resident who got married abroad to a U.S. citizen. We moved to the U.S. and got separated after a little over 4 years, and are now divorced. I’ve been together with my new girlfriend for almost 2 years now and want to ask her to marry me. My question is: what paperwork do I need to submit? We live in Texas, and I can’t find any good resources as to what this state requires from ME, as a permanent resident. Does anyone here know? Any and all help would be greatly appreciated! Happy living
  21. USCIS made an error for "Country of Birth" on my Permanent Resident Card (Green Card), it says "USA" but I was born in a foreign country. Caught the error late and never had it corrected/replaced. My PRC expires on June 20, 2019. Here is my dilemma: There will be important things I need to do within the next 8 months that requires me to prove valid resident status. The instructions on USCIS website for filing I-90 says, "If you are a permanent resident whose 10-year green card has expired or will expire within the next 6 months, you may begin the renewal process" AND "Additionally, if you applied for naturalization at least six months before your Green Card expired, you may be able to receive an ADIT stamp instead of filing a Form I-90." Today is January 12, 2019. The Green Card expires on June 20, 2019, is "within 6 months" between the period of 01/29/2019-06/29/2019? And is "at least 6 months before" before 01/29/2019? I'm trying to figure out if I qualify to skip filing I-90, file N-400 instead, and get a temporary stamp to prove legal status considering it takes almost a year to process N-400 where I am located. The other issue is my Green Card contains an error made by USCIS/DHS. If it is necessary to file I-90, should I put the reason as "My existing card has incorrect data because of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) error. (Attach your existing card with incorrect data along with this application." or simply choosing the renewal option for soon to be expired Green Card and attach a letter explaining that there is an error on the card to avoid delays/rejection. Chances are if I choose that reason and send in my Green Card with the application, I won't get it back for a while considering the processing times. Currently, InfoPass appointment is not available because "This office is not accepting walk-in requests or scheduling InfoPass appointments." Any suggestions or recommendations are greatly appreciated! Thank you.
  22. I used to be a permanent resident of the U.S. but voluntarily gave up the green card b/c my family and I were living abroad for too long. Now I am back in America as a student on an F-1 visa. I still have my social security card. Do I need to get a new social security card? I was told that I would have the same social security number for life, but I'm not sure if I have to update my records at the Social Security Office.
  23. K-1 now doing AOS and are currently married, spouse is present. So do we send the SSN application into the USCIS or is this something we tackle separate I presume? Also on the biometrics sheet wouldn't it be that we are filing for permanent residence NOT naturalization? I thought naturalization comes later?
  24. There is this current situation. Mother (permanent resident) applied for his son (13 years) under i130 in California Service Center. According to the processing times, the center is processing applications prior to October 13, 2016 as of today. His priority date is February 13, 2017. Also, according to the visa bulletin, immigration has visas available for those with priority July 01, 2016 or earlier. Given the current scenario, it looks like his visa might become available even before his i130 is processed. So what would happen here?
  25. Hello all, My wife is a green hard holder, I am a US citizen. We want to know the best way for her parents or siblings to enter the country for travelling purposes. Now I heard of couple things. Sponsorship was one idea. Her brother in law wouldn't mind coming here for work if he had the oppurtunity. Any how, if you had experience or know the best way to make this possible please comment below. Also, please let me know which form or forms it would start with. Thank you so much in advance.
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