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  1. Hello, We submitted the I-485 along with I-131 and I-765 for processing about 3 months after we were married, and just received an RFE stating: "There is a discrepancy between Service Records and the application as to your last name. Service Records indicates your last name as WIFE'S MAIDEN NAME. Your I-485, I-131 and I-765 has your last name as HUSBAND'S SURNAME. Please explain and provide supporting documentation". My wife changed her surname to my name and was issued a Social Security Card with my surname. Her name on our apartment lease also shows my surname. Contrary to popular belief, there is no legal name change process that must occur if a spouse wants to change his/her name upon marriage, unless one is taking on a totally different name. But USCIS is now flagging our application because their "Service Records", i.e., I-94, her passport, etc, are showing her maiden name. As you know, it's more complicated to change a passport, and the I-94 is going to reflect her legal name before we married. The only documents USCIS has showing her intent to use my surname is a copy of the Social Security card and a copy of the lease where we live. I called an Immigration Officer and was informed that submitting a new I-131 to replace one that had erroneous information would accrue a whole new processing fee, in this case $500. We refuse to go that direction since we already paid the fees and consider this a failure by USCIS to recognize or acknowledge my wife's right to use my surname. What additional supporting documentation would be suitable to satisfy USCIS? I was thinking the best option is to get a state-ID and opening a bank account with her new name. Any other ideas or what other options do you guys suggest? We're really desperate to get the I-131 (Advanced Parole), as we have a volatile situation in her country. Thank you. Regards
  2. Hello everyone! It seems like there isn't a May 2018 I-130 thread for U.S. Citizens applying for parents through consular processing. I will be sending mom's application 5/24/18, right after I leave my Naturalization Ceremony everything is ready to go, just waiting on that certificate! From what I have been reading from last year threads, the whole process is taking around a year, give or take. I-130 approval seems to be around 6-8 months (it can be more or less, of course). Please share your input! Hope to talk to you all soon! Good luck to all of us!
  3. Any 2017 divorce waiver filers have approval yet? Let’s track status and current updates on the case . I filed a joint petition in Nov 2017 at CSC and in Nov 2018 I converted it to a divorce waiver. Haven’t got any updates on my case yet.
  4. Hi, My fiance received an RFE letter in the mail after 5 months. Before the letter was delivered we were speculating that the RFE might be about the case of my fiance that happened 20 years ago where he plead guilty to a case of groping a minor. Luckily, it was that (the USCIS had asked for me to submit my letter of intent to marry my fiance), my fiance gladly complied and mailed the letter the next day. My question is, does the USCIS normally sent all RFEs at once and if they are satisfied with the letter of intent to marry that we mailed thats it? That we only need to wait for their confirmation? Or will there be another RFE that might be mailed later on which might be related to my fiance case history 20 years ago? It wasn't a rape or physical abuse but groping and all his records were deleted. Please enlighten me as everyday that we are waiting for the update from the USCIS is putting a lot of stress on me and my fiance. Thank you.
  5. Hi all I am of Indian origin (UK born) as is my fiancé (us citizen). we have just received a RFE stating that shaadi.com is a imb - as it's charging for matrimonial services between us citizens and foreign nationals. its not because it's open to everyone around the world :s our culture doesn't encourage dating so every relationship is supposed to lead to marriage?! Also I was a basic memeber so didn't actually pay for the service (I have emails to show my photos weren't on there). please help?!
  6. Hi everyone, I'm completing my I-751 form (Divorce Waiver) and in Part 1. question 10 it asks if I'm Single, Married, Divorced, Widowed - my divorce is not final yet and is awaiting judgment - what do I put here? Married? Also in question 13 it asks me to provide the date the marriage ended - it hasn't ended yet - do I leave this blank? or do I put the date that it will end on (six months from filing)? Finally should I submit the court paperwork showing that I've started divorce proceedings? Or should I wait for an RFE requesting the divorce decree? Thanks for your help, just want to make sure I get it right.
  7. Hi all! I got an RFE letter from USCIS requesting more financial docs. My husband and I have prepared those already. The thing is that with my initial package I haven't included any proof of relationship. Now I'm thinking to include some photos and other stuff together with financial docs. It won't hurt, will it?
  8. Hello. I have full custody of my teenage daughter. And I'm moving with my daughter to my wife in the USA. My case was approved, but for my daughter they need a RFE (request for evidence). This is what the USCIS says: “The birth certificate submitted on behalf of xxx was issued on june 2018. However, USCIS is unable to determine when the birth was registered. Therefore, your must submit additional info documentary evidence” I called the municipality of my city where they issue the birth certificates and they say there is no such thing as a date of birth registration on the birth certificate. On dutch birth certificates it only says who the parents are and when the person was born, and the date of issue. (The USCIS didn't ask this about my birth certificate by the way that looks the same) I also have to prove now within 3 months that she is my daughter. Even though she has my last name and it says on the birth certificate that i'm her father. Very strange. Did anyone else had these issues? Did anyone else go trough this? Please give me some advice if you know anything. I guess I'll have to do a DNA test to prove to them she is my daughter?
  9. Hi everyone, i received a letter from USCIS after my greencard interview,it requested me to either submit a i601 OR provide the evidence that i failed to depart the US for the reasons that's beyond my control. (the letter said it appears that i am inadmissible to the US under INA212(a)(6)(c)(i) for fraud or misrepresentation.) background: got married on Sep 2017 (we were in a relationship for more than an year) entered the US on Dec 2017 with ESTA i was planning on staying just a month, but my father in law got badly injured 10 days before i arrived, and my husband's grandma passed away 3 days after my arrival. my husband was the only person that makes money after his dad was injured, and he was upset and under stress so i decided to stay here for him and his family. my question is 1. Do i submit a 601 or provide the evidence that i failed to depart for the reasons that's beyond my control? 2.i have an infopass appointment next week, what can i ask to help with the situation? 3.if i chose to provide the evidence and my 485 gets denied, do i need to leave the US straight away? 4.if i apply for CR1 when i return to my country, does the previous denial record affect my future application? any suggestion is welcomed, thank you.
  10. kex80148

    Omegle an IMB?

    Hello, My fiancé and I are currently going through the process of putting together the I-129F petition. We met on Omegle.com and since it is not considered an IMB to our knowledge, we wanted to make that as clear as possible to prevent an RFE. Since we could not find any Terms of Service, we just wanted to include the Privacy Policy and the Wikipedia article in addition to our explanation in the letter as follows: << I first met my fiancé online, on ‘omegle.com', which is a free online chat website that allows users to socialize with others without the need to register. (Please Note: omegle.com is not considered an International Marriage Broker. It is used free of charge and without the need to register. The service of Omegle randomly pairs users regardless of their location, origin, gender, or country of citizenship in one-on-one anonymous chat sessions. Omegle does not match U.S. citizens/residents with aliens as their principal business.) On this site, we chatted via webcam/audio and realized we shared many common interests and hobbies. On ‘omegle.com', We exchanged phone numbers in order to communicate via iMessage and FaceTime, which we still do today. >> Should that be enough of an explanation with the attached documents to prevent getting an RFE? Thank you so much in advance! Best, Kristen & Martin
  11. Hello, We were in the process of i751 filed on May 2016, removal of conditions and got an RFE notice. Not sure what happened but need to submit additional proofs now. Basically it is asking for last will with my wife's name, medical power attorney and few more sworn affidavits. The questions I have are 1. Has anyone obtained a will and/or medical power of attorney for the i751? If so what are the steps for it? I live in CT, not sure the processes are different for each state. 2. Does the sworn affidavits to be notarized? 3. Do I need to provide the documents such as tax transcripts, bank statements etc along with the RFE reply, even though it is not asked? Thanks Vinny
  12. We had our interview which went very well, 6 questions. As soon as we told the consul that we have been together since 2014 they gave us a 221g asking for more proof of relationship. Has anyone actually experienced this, and got approved after submission? How long did it take to get approved? Did you have to interview again? Thanks!
  13. Hey guys, we finally sent in our I-129f after 5 months of preparation and hesitation. Our problem was the following: My fiance (petitioner) had 3 DUIs and 1 MIP charges (young and stupid, 10 years ago). They occured in different states. The I-129f asks for certified court records for all these charges. He was able to get the certified court records from 2 DUI and the MIP. Whats missing is one DUI record. It happened in Colorado and he is currently in Michigan. He talked to Colorado several times and had it sent to his correct address multiple times, but the records never arrived there. So we just decided to send it in without that one missing record and wrote a letter stating the circumstances. What do you guys think, will this cause a RFE? Of course we know it CAN trigger a RFE. Do you have experiences with that topic? Anything you could share? x Anne
  14. I just got the RFE letter today. I honestly don't know how to do this now. Is this necessary to hire a lawyer at this point? I feel like it is getting serious now. I am leaving for China in about 2 wks, back on March 2. My response must be received by April 8, 2019. If I submit it after I come back from China, is that too late for that? It mentioned that "the time period does not cover the entire life span of your marriage ". So I need to submit those documents that were mentioned in the letter from the December 2014 until today??? Serious??? Pls, give me some suggestions.
  15. Hi, I am so glad there are many knowledgeable people who can help me in this... I will make this concise. I am from India, and my parents died when I was 12. My uncle (US Citizen) obtained legal guardianship over me, with which I was granted an IR-4 visa. Using this visa, I entered United States when I was 14 in 2001 May. Right when I landed, I was issued a permanent resident stamp on passport (and green card mailed in a few months). My uncle never finalized my adoption in the United States. Fast forward 14 years, I had a green card. I had been a permanent resident for more than the required 5 years, and satisfied all the requirements for naturalization. However, the immigration officer is giving me trouble because my adoption was not finalized. The way I understand, IR-4 children get a green card. Adoption needs to be finalized in order for the child to get US Citizenship. However, I have never found a law that states green card can be revoked if adoption is not finalized, or that I can't get naturalized. Just that you will remain a permanent resident. Is there a law that states otherwise? Please correct me if I am wrong. So based on the facts, I have been a permanent resident for more than 5 years, passed the naturalization test, registered for selective service, and cleared everything to become a citizen. On the day of the interview, the IO issued me an N-14 stating that she needs the final adoption decree before she approves. How is this even applicable to naturalization? I am applying for naturalization based on the fact that I satisfied the eligibility criteria. My attorney sent a response stating the same and its been almost 90 days since we sent the response. They keep saying its under review. I am planning to send letter to Senator. Do I have a valid case? Is my green card conditional? Was it supposed to be revoked if adoption is not finalized? Was the IO even supposed to ask me for my adoption decree even though I expressed a DOZEN times that I don't have one? Please help me and let me know! Thank you!! Sorry about the long post Sam
  16. Dear Fellow VJers, My Fiancé and I received an RFE requesting for "certified copies of all court and police records, showing the charge and disposition for the mentioned case. This is required even if your records were sealed or otherwise cleared or if anyone, including a judge, law enforcement office, or attorney told you that you no longer have a record." In our K1 packet, we included a copy of of the Abstract of Court Record, stamped and signed by the Richland MS Municipal court. It had the Defendant's details, stated the Violation and Disposition of the case (case is stamped Remanded). Since we received the RFE letter, my fiancé again went to the court and presented the RFE letter to ask for more assistance. He was informed it was all they have on the case and recommended for him to contact the PD via email which he did. Days later, he was informed that they only have the Abstract (same document that he had obtained before) and that it should suffice. However, we are quite nervous to submit the same document we attached before but problem is we feel like we have exhausted the resources to get more documentation from the authorities. Hoping someone can help us or give their opinion on this? Many thanks in advance, Maria
  17. Hi everyone, is it true or has anyone experienced this. I've heard they stopped doing RFE. So if you are missing items or they need more documents they are canceling it and you'd have to start again and pay that fee.... but I'm not sure. Anyone know about that or experienced that?
  18. we got RFE and now we are waiting post mail with infirmation what do they need. and how long it takes to get this post mail, they sent it 10 December and we still didn't get it? this waiting drive me crazy...
  19. Hey all. I’m wondering if anyone can tell me what the expected processing time for an RFE is right now? K1 visa at the California center We got an RFE for the smallest thing a few weeks ago, and they received the evidence back on December 1st. Thank you for any help and advice...
  20. We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time Has anyone gotten an email like this after they sent in an RFE? "WE ARE STILL REVIEWING YOUR CASE" ? I think it was lucky we got an update that they received our documents, and its been close to 20 something days since we sent it back with no response, but now we get this email? I'm grateful they took the time to send one at all but now i'm worried this means the approval will take long. If anyone else got an email like this while waiting for an IR1/CR1 approval please tell me how long after was your case reviewed/approved. Thank.you!
  21. My fiancé and I are organizing and finalizing the additional documents to include with our fiancé visa application, hoping to streamline the process and avoid any unnecessary RFE requests if we can help it. So far we are including the following documents in our visa application packet: cover letter, request for email notification, completed application form, copy of petitioner's passport, letters of intent to marry from both petitioner and beneficiary, church-issued certificate of engagement, petitioner's stamped visa to beneficiary's country, airline tickets, boarding passes, baggage claim ticket, photos with descriptions from in-person meeting, and passport photos of both petitioner and beneficiary. Is there anything we are still missing? Did anyone here receive an RFE request for something not yet included in this list?
  22. ‎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 .
  23. Hi Everyone! Thought I’d create a thread for 2017 ROC filers who have received RFE to maybe keep track of how long it took to receive a response after submitting your rfe, questions about what else to submit and just general support. We filed on March 2017 for ROC, case was transferred to Nebraska on April 6th, received RFE on October 23rd, sent in response on November 22nd. anypne on a similar boat? Any clue on processing time for rfe?
  24. If this is in the wrong thread I apologize. I have been married to a US citizen for 2 years now (I am South African). We have been waiting for our interview for going on 22 months. My initial EAD expired and I applied for an extension through my attorneys in April, before my EAD expired to be proactive. After 7 months my new EAD has still not arrived. Now the US government is claiming I left the US on the 14th of September which is completely false. They asked for an RFE, the only proof I had was an UberEats receipt for that date, showing the delivery address as our residence. I googled this and found very little info other than people suggesting to look at my i94 travel history. When going on the website, my i94 is there but when clicking on my travel history it says "no record found for traveler". Does anyone know what this means? I have done everything that has been asked of me, now I havent had my interview, I am unable to work because my 180 extension period for my EAD is over and the US government claims I have left the US when I didnt and my Travel History seems to have disappeared? Should I be worried? What can I expect going forward? Our attorneys have expedited my case and told me they have "never seen such unprecedented and egregious claims" before. My wife and I are extremely stressed out at this point and I feel like I'm constantly swimming against the stream and trying to keep my head above water. Anyone with any advice or knowledge about what is happening to me, please inform me. Sincerely, Andre
  25. My husband came from Indonesia in May 2014 on a K-1 visa and we were married a month later. Then, we submited the paperwork for a conditional Green Card in August and it came about 9 months later. Last year, in the 90 days before his Green Card was set to expire, we submitted our paperwork to remove conditions. In the original packet (sent March 2017), we included join bank accounts, joint credit card accounts, joint health insurance, joint auto insurance, joint vehicle registration, leases from prior two years with both our names (at addresses USCIS should have), 2 years of married filing jointly tax returns, 4 affidavits from citizens attesting to the relationship, life insurance naming the other person as beneficiary, pages of photos of us - by ourselves, with family, with friends, on vacations...it's a fairly comprehensive packet of 40 pages. I've just received an RFE this week asking for more "evidence of the marriage"...I've never been so tempted to send the government obscene photographs. The irony is, that wouldn't prove we have a real marriage any more than all this paperwork does. They've asked for any adoption or guardianship of children paperwork - which we do not have - there are no children. They've asked for transactional data from our joint checking account...which we can share, but it's not going to be clear who's transactions are who's, so we fail to see the point. They've asked for our licenses/state photo ID's that have our address on them. We can provide copies the last 2-3 IDs from the last 2-3 addresses, no problem. They also wanted a copy of the marriage license...which is not only NOT on the instruction form as required, but they should also already have it from the K-1 to Green Card application. Again, we can send it, but we don't see the point. Has anyone else run into this? I understand the need to prove the marriage is legitimate and you can't get more legitimate than us, but it seems like we could bury them in paperwork and it's still not going to prove anything.
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