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  1. Hey everyone! Any July 2018 filers around? We sent ours on July 5th, waiting for NOA1 Good like and happy waiting!
  2. Hello, I had all the paperwork submitted after the K1 Visa, we got married, she got her work authorization but we had some serious problems so I decided to cancel after gruelling months of trying to work things out. I wrote a letter to revoke the K1 because that's how USCIS told me to cancel and I told them we would be getting divorced. I got a letter back stating that the petition is cancelled per my request and because of the anticipated divorce she is likely to become a public charge. My wife is asking if we can try again, even after I did all that. She has shown a real willingness to change and I sense a very different attitude in her. If we wanted to try again would I have to try to "re-open" the petition or submit a new one? would it still even be possible with her technically being here illegally? Thanks in advance for any replies.
  3. As of today makes 282 days since the service center has received our petition . I’ll never stop praying or taking any course of action to get a decision made on this petition . Our case was out of the normal processing time 12/22/2018 where I sent the initial service request , that service request was responded to with a generated email stating to wait 60 days ( which will make 10 months ) this case is with an officer and further review needed. I contacted my senator and 5 weeks later I received a response postal mail that even after over 9 months our case was still not assigned and not in queue. The other senator responded to us after receiving our privacy from 3 weeks later stating at this time it was best to wait 30 days and contact them( aka do nothing ) The most recent course of action that has taken place is where I contacted Ombudsman for assistance however I received a email stating they’re closing our case because we are in the normal processing time . Once I sent Ombudsman a detailed email with receipts stating that information was incorrect I received a voicemail stating our case was back open and an apology for the mistake . Also I have sent in another service request as a USCIS rep has informed me I can submit one every 30 days from the initial response which I received 01/02/2019. I can’t believe this is my life , 😔😢💔. I’ve have interactions with certain people on this forum whom filed before us yet I tell them they’ve waited so long then they are approved and in the end we are waiting longer than them. My husband and I are heartbroken by all of this , and it feels like I’m living in a nightmare. Every avenue takin to get answer has been shut down with a generated response and rudely told to wait as if almost 10 months hasn’t been enough time s/N: Also I have spoke to two tier 2 reps . One encounter was nice and she said your case should be assigned soon however that never happened and the other tier 2 rep refused to submit a service request on our behalf VERBATIM: letting me know those were a waste of time and case approvals can happen with 11-12 months and everything in my case looked good and to wait .
  4. Hi everyone, Everything for my I 130 petition for my wife is complete and ready except for one part! Just want to make absolutely sure that every little part of the document is correct. In part 5 i am asked if I've ever filed a petition for this beneficiary (which I have), after that I am then asked to provide the name, place, date of filing and result; the questions I now have are: Would the name I provide be my name and last name? Or that of my wife? Would the place be the town in which I sent the previous petition from? Or the town I was living in? (The reason behind this question being that my PO box is in a different town than where I live). and last but not least, would the date of filing be the day I sent the petition from the Post Office? Or when I received the first NOA for the petition? (We were petitioning for a K1 at the time). Thanks a lot to everyone who has helped me to bring together all of the information needed for this petition! The first part of the work is always the longest it seems, and now I've almost gotten through it thanks to you guys!! Much love, Bdshelton
  5. Hello everyone! I was wondering if I could apply for a F-1 Visa while my I-130 is pending? How would the process be like? Would I have to go through AOS? Please help!
  6. Hi. My temporary green card was expired on AUG 2018 and I went to a local USCIS office to get a stamp and got 1 year additional. ( My previous Green card was taken by an officer). A few days later, I got a letter from the USCIS that extends 1year and half of extension of my conditional resident which has to be along with my previous green card. But the issues are, 1. I don't have the previous green card that can have 1year and half extended time( the stamp on my passport will be expired 8 months earlier than the letter approved) 2. I also got a letter from USCIS that requires additional documents which evidence good faith of my marriage. My question is 1. How I can use the allowed 1year and half extended time without a previous green card? 2. Can I get another stamp on my passport if I can't get a permanent resident card within expired date on my stamp which is July 2019.( I just submitted additional documents) Please help
  7. Hi everyone! I'm waaaaay far off from getting my I-130 approved but I was just curious about the prices for the NVC process because I know it'll be quite expensive. How much in total would it be throughout the entire process as of now? I wanted to know in advance so I can prepare for it in the future and that my hubby and I wouldn't be struggling :') I pray everyone is doing well and that your processes will be quick! Have faith everyone❤️
  8. I am a U.S. Citizen and I am filling I-130 petition for my spouse (married Nov. 2018) who came to U.S. with her daughter 4 years ago in 2014. My stepdaughter is now 19 years old and based upon the fact that she came to U.S. when she was 14 years old, my question is: Should I file a I-130 petition for my stepdaughter? What else should I do to keep my family together? I need help! PLEASE Thanks!
  9. I am a U.S. Citizen and I am filling I-130 petition for my spouse. I married her in November 3, 2018. Her mother who is also a US citizen filed a I-130 petition to change her status from B2 visa to F1 in May 2015 then in April, 2016 the petition was approved, in June, 2016 she receive a letter for the National Visa Center telling her "A visa number is unaivalable and this petition is not elegible for further processing". Now, I don't know how to answer the question "Has anyone else ever filed a petition for the beneficiary?" in form I-130, in other word, I don't know if counts as a petition or not. Should I answer YES or NOT? I need help! Please. Thanks!
  10. Hello! I'm new here 😛 So, my husband recently filed the I-130 in the States and I am currently residing in Korea. Do I have to be within my country during the entire process? Or can I go to the States to finish it off? Would I be able to schedule the interviews while I'm in the States if the petition gets approved? I also have an interview coming up for my B2 visa so I can go visit my husband for a bit. I do fall under VWP but I wanted to stay with him for a bit longer so I applied for that. Would this cause any trouble?
  11. ‎ألسّلامُ عليكمُ و رحمةُ اللّهِ و بركاتهُ Starting in the Name of ALLAH( GOD), The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful I'm creating this Specific TOPIC on this Forum to help all those Pakistani people who are in middle of transition for applying K-1, K-3 I-29F visa or Spouse Visa and willing to help other Pakistani from their Experience. Please share your experience from Start to End. Filling Form NOA1 NOA2 NVC RFE Embassy/Consulate Medical Interview POE Experience Note : Please keep your post related to TOPIC .
  12. Hi, I'm sorry for all the questions but I am in the process of petitioning both my parents for adjustment of status and I am a little stressed out and over thinking lol Any help would be appreciated! So, I am petitioning both my parents so I am filling 2 applications separately. They are here in the U.S. on an overstayed visa. The income requirement is based off household size. How would I calculated it? Me+husband+son+daughter(4)+dad(1)=. Hosehold of 5 for my dad's application? Me+husband+son+daughter(4)+mom(1)=Household of 5 for my mom's application? Or Me+husband+son+daughter(4)+dad+mom(2)= Household of 6 for both applications? The reason that I'm asking is because the income requirement is based off family size and I'm trying to figure it out. Thank you!!
  13. We desperately need your help 😥😥 My husband asked me to marry him. Although I was on a tourist visa he said he loved me and was willing to petition and support me. So I did marry him in America. He believed he was single but apparently was not. The story is he was taken advantage by a woman he married in the Philippines before. Even though he was a battered husband he was accused of psychologically abusing that woman. He was detained at the embassy. He had to give an enormous amount of money in the condition that the case against him would be dismissed and for an annulment to be processed. After signing the hand over of cash at the embassy he was deported back to America. He was banned from coming back to the Philippines. Apparently the woman has relatives and friends in the government. Now we found out that my husband was scammed of an annulment. It wasn't processed at all. We're worried that my marriage to him is void. He's stressed because he can't go back to the Philippines to fix this. What should we do? We really need your help please
  14. Hi guys. My fiance (the petitioner) is not yet financially ready for me to show his finances for the interview. After the packet reaches the USEM Manila, how long can we delay to schedule the interview?
  15. Hi Guys, Trust we are all doing great in our visa journey. Please my fiance is filling the DS-160 form and in a section of the form he was asked if anyone has ever filed an immigrant petition on his behalf with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)? No one has ever filed any kind of petition for him in the past except for the one I'm doing now (K1 Visa). And talking about K1 Visa petition, is it an immigrant or non-immigrant petition? We had thought the K1 Visa process is non-immigrant up until we get married and file for AOS when it then becomes immigrant. Are we wrong? What's also puzzling to us is that the DS-160 form my fiance is filling is specific for K1 Visa. Thus if K1 Visa petition is seen as an immigration petition, isn't the answer to that question already obvious? So is it expected that every K1 Visa applicant should input a YES on that section? Please someone should come to our aid. Thanks.
  16. babybabycakes

    PDOS OR GCP?

    Hi guys, I have read some threads about this but I am still confuse. So, which is which? Should I only get GCP? or should I get both GCP and PDOS? I believe they are both under CFO (Commision of Filipinos Overseas) right? Thanks!
  17. Hi guys, I just want to ask which comes first? medical or scheduling of an interview? I’ve read a lot of threads saying once I receive my case number I can already schedule for an interview. But I am quite lost now.. Here’s the thing, under ceac my case is “IN TRANSIT”. Do I need to wait for it to be “READY” before going to the next step or not? How will the flow be? #1. medical exam - MRV payment - schedule of interview - actual interview or is it #2. MRV payment - schedule interview - medical exam - actual interview thank you in advance.
  18. Hey guys, I was just wondering if any of you here has an experience where NVC took more 30days on processing? My fiancé’s K1 visa petition was approved last Sept 12th. And we received a letter from USCIS on the 15th. It says on the letter that NVC only take 2-4 weeks on processing before it forwards our documents to my Embassy/consulate. Unfortunately, it’s October 12th already and we haven’t gotten anything from them yet. Don’t get me wrong, I know things needs to be shipped and it usually takes a few days. But my fiancé called them today and after being on hold for 15mins, the NVC representative only said “they cannot give timeline”. Has anyone experience this? Any suggestions too? I will highly appreciate your replies!
  19. I only just realised yesterday night that there was an expiry on the petition being the 6th of October. I emailed traveldocs which was listed as a contact under the Sydney US Consulate. I asked for an extension but since it is now the weekend I won’t get a reply and by the time they read my email, the petition would be expired. I haven’t organised my interview yet and I’m very worried. I was planning to do so this month. Any experience/advice?
  20. Hello All! I am just about ready to send my K-1 Visa petition; After spending all this time getting everything prepared and planning to get it out before today's last mail pick up for the week at 5 PM (I live in a small town ), something has been really nagging at me up until this last minute to not do this, but to file a CR-1 instead, and here's why: Even tho I was in Manila just a few weeks ago, I AM fortunately able to travel again almost anytime (this is also one of the times of year up until the Christmas season, where airfares are at their lowest), and my question is how long I should plan to be there to complete the entire marriage process from beginning to end? We would have a very simple civil wedding with her family and friends in attendance- Can I do this within about a 10 day or 2 week period? I have, as mentioned in previous posts, had 2 K-1 visas approved in the past, 2009 and 2014, and I have already completed my Multiple Filer Waiver Request Letter that I would need to send with the K-1 petition. I also have a minor criminal record (all more than 20 years ago now and all could even be simply borderline "infractions" but they were recorded as misdemeanors) however these are NONE that are considered the "Specified Crimes" list on the I-129F application. This form was revised last year and the previous forms did NOT ask about these minor crimes like they do now so now I must reveal them which is no problem. But when I contacted each court (there are a few different counties) and am told by each one that because the cases are so old there is a longer process in which they need time to search for these records. So instead of doing this, I simply typed a detailed account and explanation of each incident, including each disposition, to send in but I am afraid I may still get and RFE (or even NOID) because i did not submit the actual records and this may create possible delays. I see nowhere on the I-130 or I-130a forms or instructions any mention or request for info on these minor crimes and the I-130 form is the same filing fee of $535 as the I-129F. I see also that the processing times are getting closer to each other (CR-1 is still longer). Any feedback is welcome (the post office is only a few blocks away)!
  21. I have another question for the helpful knowledgeable folks here ; I know that I must include passport size photos for myself and my fiance when filing the I-129F however I see nothing regarding photos for children; Her 2 daughters are 3 and 5 years of age; Am I required to submit passport size photos of them as well? Also there is the chance I MAY petition for my fiance ONLY now and her children within a year; How do I mention this when filing? Thanks!
  22. I have decided that I will still file a K-1 Fiance Visa (Form I-123F)- In the past Forms G-325 (Biographic Info) and the Affidavit of Support (I-134 I think?) were required also; I know the G-325 is no longer required however is the I-134 still? And what else is still required such as my birth certificate, a photocopy of my passport, passport size photos of both of us, etc? I am asking because it appears that so much of the info / instructions on the USCIS website is outdated- Thanks!
  23. 1. Does USCIS intimate to the applicant that they were being reported by this person X about the fraud? 2. What happens to applicant after being reported to uscis/ICE? 3. How will USCIS use the reported information?
  24. hannahraeroxs

    Question about Petition

    Hello, My fiance and i got our petition approved Aug 22nd. And are currently waiting for our NVC number. Ive noticed alot of people have been getting them on our dates or after and im a bit worried. On USCIS website it says that our petition is still pending... Could that be a reason to slow down our process of getting our NVC #?
  25. I filed a K-1 Fiance Visa for the first time in 2008 which was processed and approved within approx 7 months with no issues/delay at all; My fiance arrived here at LAX from The Philippines in June 2009 and we married in August 2009. Everything was in good faith but unfortunately things happened and the marriage did not work out and after year trial separation we decided to divorce in 2013. I met another lady in The Phils and filed another K-1 Fiance Visa in May 2014 and it was approved by Nov/Dec 2014 and she was to spend Christmas and holidays there with her family before coming here to the US in January 2015. As I was preparing for her departure/arrival in early Jan I received lots of evidence (luckily a mutual friend of ours in Las Pinas discovered this and warned me BEFORE I bought her ticket) that she had plans to abandon me at some point shortly after her arrival to stay with an aunt she has in New Jersey and entertain multiple American men that she was communicating with and I obviously knew nothing about. Even though I never really did cancel anything (She knew better at this point to not even attempt it) she never did come here and the petition, approval, visa, etc. eventually expired. I understand that because I have 2 previous filings, I need to file a waiver? Is this waiver still necessary even if my first filing was over 10 years ago (Filing was exactly 10 yrs ago now however approval is not quite 10 yrs ago as of yet)? I would like to know how this is done; If there is a form for that or I submit a cover letter or what- Also, what are the odds I will be approved or denied? Thanks in advance for your help!
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