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  1. Hi All, I need help regarding the RFE I received recently for the application(I-751) I submitted in August 2018 to Remove conditions. They mentioned in the letter that the evidence provided is insufficient to prove a good faith marriage. They go on to mention that they have received the following from me Lease Joint Account Bank Statement (with one page of transactions) Tax returns. Photos, travel and affidavits And they failed to acknowledge receipt of the following other documents I submitted Health and life insurance which shows my name and my spouse's name. Joint Car insurance. Joint Costco membership card. Individual credit card statements. As they have mentioned not to submit copies of documents previously submitted. Should I submit the other 4 again? Looks like they lost these documents. Also, In addition to the above documents, I'm going to provide the following financial documents 6 months of Joint Credit Card Statements (Shows only my name in the statement, but my spouse is on it as well). Individual, Bank Statements (Checking and Savings) for a duration of 2 years showing the same Home address. Shared Utility Bill (Car Parking) for a duration of 2 years showing both names. Do I submit these documents the same way I submitted my application packet? Thanks for reading! Any help is greatly appreciated.
  2. Just to be clear this is not a question related to my husband and I. My husband's cousin was on the F24 Visa since 2013, at the end of 2018 he married a U.S. Citizen and so his I-130 petition was filed December 2018 for the CR1 visa. About a month ago he was given the NVC case number and options to upload his documents for his F24 visa. Nothing was done because he and his wife are aware that that application is no longer valid and must await the CR1 visa approval from USCIS and NVC. The questions are: is there any thing they can do to speed up the CR1 Visa application considering he would have arrived in the U.S. already with the F24 Visa (two of his sisters also on that same visa, same time, are already in the U.S.)? Are there any penalties or fines that they have to pay for not having cancelled the F24 visa prior to petitioning him for the CR1 visa? Any other concerns they should have? Hopefully this is enough info to get some answers, but if not, ask away. Thank you in advance to all!
  3. Hey everyone. So, we have submitted our I-130 petition on November 1st 2018 and when I checked my case status today it said that a "Request for Initial Evidence" was sent on July 15th 2019. I am so frustrated. What does this mean? It also states that they will not be working on our case until they receive the "Evidence" or when the deadline expires. What "Evidence" do they need? What does that even mean? The process is just so exhausting. Life has been full of constantly waiting. Whoever had the same problem, please let me know how it worked out. We would be very grateful.
  4. Hi everyone. Basically I need information regarding how to withdraw a visa petition. I went to the USCIS office from my home country and i was told only the petitioner can withdraw the application; however, my former fiance doesn't seem to know how to do it. At this point, I dont even think he wants to do it. Anyway, I found this on the internet: "A petitioner or applicant may withdraw a petition or application prior to adjudication. Withdrawal is a voluntary action. It should not be coerced, although it may be suggested as an alternative to a formal denial. Whenever a withdrawal is received, it should be acknowledged, in writing, for the record. Although a withdrawal by a petitioner is not necessarily an indication of fraud, the facts surrounding any prior withdrawal should be considered in the event a subsequent petition is filed by the same pe titioner. See Matter of Isber 20 I&N Dec 676 (BIA 1993) A petition which has been withdrawn cannot be denied. See Matter of Cintron , 16 I&N Dec 9 (BIA 1976)." English is not my mother language, but it gave me a bit of hope regarding the matter. Can I as the benefiaciary send a letter to withdraw the application? If so, where to? I guess I've got to send the letter to an American office and lastly, i don't even know the state of my current case. Last info my ex sent me was on September last year. he sent me the attached file. My problem is I wanted to travel earlier this year for a congress and my visa was denied because this process is pending. I wonder if it even expires after certain time, but I read somewhere there has to be a written record of the withdrawal. Thanks in advance.
  5. Hello, I would like to inquire about my case. I recently received a welcome letter from NVC to process the next steps of my immigrant visa that my Dad petitioned me with. However, in my birth certificate, the name of my Dad is not placed (Father's name in Birth Cert = 'not applicable'). Just wondering if this would affect the processing of my papers? Anyone ever experienced the same situation? How do we go about it? Thank you in advanced. God bless!
  6. Good day! I'm very worried about something we just realized today. My husband is a US citizen and is petitioning me. We have filled out the i130 with my maiden name since it is the one refelcted on my passport and my US tourist visa (which were both valid when we sent them). So we recieved the NOA1 with my maiden name on it. Now my question is, will it affect my petition that i didnt use my married name? We sent the marriage certificate with everything but we used my maiden name, thinking it should match my passport. And then, if we move to the NVC phase in the future, will it affect that my NEW passport has my married name. This is a little confusing but ill try to explain it. When we sent our petition (nov 2018), my passport had my maiden name. My passport is set to expire this July 2019 so i renewed it in my married name. Some forums said it would affect me in my nvc stage. This really worries me. Will all these matter? Help pls.
  7. Hello all! I recently received an approval notice about my P1 work visa but it has a wrong consulate listed in it. I originally was supposed to do my visa in Paris but because I still haven’t had my petition by the time my appointment was taken place my employer changed the consulate to Moscow and received the notification that the request to change the location was approved. However when we got the original petition it still has Paris location on it. I’m wondering if it’s going to be a problem when I send my documents to Moscow through Pony Express service to renew my P1 visa. Or if we have to wait for the other paper with the right location on it which I don’t really have time for. Would appreciate any help. Thanks
  8. Hello, I badly needed help as I missed my mom so much. My husband and I have been married for good 5years. We are in and out once a year to visit my family back in the Philippines. I just also received my permanent GC last year. I’m a housewife and only work for a year and half for the last 6 years here in the US. ( I mentioned it just in case I needed to support my mom) my husband and I have a stable rental business. My questions are; How can I start the process of bringing my mom here in the US? Is it true that Tourist Visa is faster than if I petition her? what are the requirements I need to prepare for her side ahead of time? How long the Tourist Visa can deny nor approved? All answers will highly appreciated. Please let me know as soon as possible what to do. Thanks to all. x
  9. Hey everyone! Any July 2018 filers around? We sent ours on July 5th, waiting for NOA1 Good like and happy waiting!
  10. Excerpts from the URL below: "On May 17, 2019, the U.S. State Department.. Charlie Oppenheim who is responsible for the monthly Visa Bulletin announced.. [family 2A category (spouses and unmarried children of lawful permanent residents) will become current for the first time in many years]...at the Immigration Conference of the Federal Bar Association in Austin, Texas." "This is great news for green card holders who have petitioned, or want to petition, their spouses and children." External site (Shusterman Law, CA) F-2A Category Will Become Current On July 1 2019
  11. Has anyone sent payment for an I130 Petition for Alien Relative form specifically from Turkey (or any other overseas country) ? i have tried emailing the Consolate (Istanbul and Ankara) and called today, only to have them say “send an emai...” click. Hung up on me. so frustrating. And still no closer to an actual answer ....PLEASE HELP
  12. 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 .
  13. Hello community! On January we married with my boyfriend from USA in Ukraine. We are together already one and half year. He come many times to Ukraine to me but I never was in USA. Now I'm pregnant 5 months and we decided to apply for I-130 and start immigration process for me to move to him. He will apply for petition in USA. I really have trouble with documents I need to send him from me. What support documents we need to give together with petition? How it suppose to look? (only electronically or also papers by post office) Should I translate to English and notarize certificate of marriage and my birthd certificate or do apostles in Ukraine on original certificates? Should I do certificate that I'm pregnant? And also translate and notarize? Sorry for maybe not so smart questions, but I want to be sure and don't make mistakes when I will send everything for first step to him. If you guys know, please write me. Thank you, Katya
  14. 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.
  15. 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!
  16. 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
  17. 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❤️
  18. 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!
  19. 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!
  20. 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?
  21. ‎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 .
  22. 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!!
  23. 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
  24. 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?
  25. 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.
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