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  1. My husband and I are currently waiting for his spousal visa interview (CR1). For the past two years, since we have been married, I have filed MFS. I have filed through TurboTax and mailed my filings with non resident alien written in the spousal SSN. If he is able to get an interview and get his visa this year and able to enter the US, I would like to file MFJ. My questions are related to his income earned in Mexico. (1) Since he doesn’t have a W2 or a similar document, does anyone know how I would enter that income into a tax prep software? (2) How would I convert pesos to USD? Would it just be on the conversion rate at the end of the year? (3) Is there a way to deduct what Mexico taxes my husband has paid from my tax liability? (4) If he enters the US this later year, do I have to claim all of his Mexico earnings even though he was not in the US all year? If anyone has any suggestions on this topic, I would greatly appreciate it.
  2. I've been checking the status of my case at USCIS.gov. Currently says Your case is taking longer than expected to process. You do not need to take any action at this time. I have been waiting for almost 1 year since I submitted the application and nothing. Any thoughts?
  3. So, I just paid the affidavit of support fee at the NVC and waiting to show as paid. When that is done then I have to fill out the affidavit of support, so do I download the form and fill it out then sign it and scan and save as a file to upload on to the page or do I fill out the form online when they say I can! Thanks
  4. Today we received an email from the National Visa Center, which proceeds to list all the possible pit falls that can be encountered in the process of filling out the affidavit of support and the visa application and it is very informative, however, the email starts by saying that they ' you were recently notified that we are now ready for you to begin filling your application with the NVC' but this is really the first email we received from them. It does have the case number, we just go ahead and start filling out the application? Thanks
  5. I received a message along with my dq email saying petitioner didn’t meet the income needed, and would need a joint sponsors. My income from last year was not enough to qualify as I only worked half a year aand I don’t have a joint sponsor. This year I’ve doubled in income, can I send my spouse with my 2022 w2 and tax documents that show an updated income to take care of that issue? Or are they still expecting me to have a joint sponsor?
  6. My fiancé went for his interview on the 11th of October. He received a white 221g slip and on the bottom the CO wrote “sent to USCIS for revocation.” Ceac date was updated on the 13th after his interview and showing Ready still. On US travel docs it’s showing this message “passport is still with embassy” (it’s not with them it’s with my fiancé and I’m not even sure if the website always said that or not). interview: fiancé arrived- woman asked for some documents- she took my 2020 w2 and tax transcripts but not my 2021. She didn’t take my affidavit of support. She didn’t look at our messages or call logs. She didn’t look at our western union or rent receipts. She didn’t look at our itinerary. (This woman was a third party Pakistani National not American citizen) fiancé went to CO window and he only said these things- how did you meet? what does she do for work? how old are you both? (He’s in his 20s I’m in my 30s with a 10 yr age gap) all he said to him was “that’s unusual” about our age gap and then wrote on the white 221g slip “revocation” and said the interview is done with no answer about any evidence we need just that it’s over and slammed the window in our face. Wanted to share this experience in case for others to see or if they had something similar happen and what was the outcome.
  7. Hello We live in United States. My husband used to live in Greece and we need penal record from Greece to be sent to embassy of us in Albania, that is we’re the interviw will take place. However we are having a difficult time getting the penal record mailed. Please help with any advice.
  8. Just like the title says, i am thinking of submitting an application for the diversity lottery program but i am worried Abt it interfering with a potential CR1 visa me and my partner might apply for. My partner is a US citizen and we're planning to apply for the visa next mai . Can I still apply for the dvprogram ? Or would that prevent me from applying for the CR1 spousal visa? I'd really appreciate your help with this.
  9. I am looking to find out if I need the "additional evidence " portion on the I-130 spousal visa application for me or is it for children
  10. Hi there, I was hoping someone could give me some advice on spousal visa options/requirements. My fiancé is Russian and I’m currently staying with him in Russia. My lease in the US is up at the end of June and I won’t be resigning, I also quit my job to stay in Russia for a few months with my S/O. Now we’re facing a few options on what to do next. We could go the online marriage route through Utah, we’re already together in person so it should be okay with filing for a spousal visa. We could go get married somewhere like Georgia since I need to leave the country for a day due to my visa. We could also apply for the fiancé visa and go get married in the US. I’m not sure if anyone has tried completing the spousal visa with an online marriage through Utah and if it was pretty smooth? I really don’t want to have to leave my S/O and go back to the US. It makes me nervous to leave Russia without at least being legitimately married, is there a way to file everything for the spousal visa online or was there a step that needed to be physically done through mailing? Also I was hoping for any advice on staying with an S/O outside of the country while waiting for either type of visa to be processed. Thanks so much for taking the time to read, we’re super lost and appreciate any advice :)
  11. Hello All, I wanted to ask this question in this forum. Hopefully someone can help. My boyfriend who is a Spanish citizen is planning on visiting the USA on his ESTA this April. He has permission to enter the USA, visa-free and stay for a total of 90 days. We are planning on him proposing to me and then doing a civil marriage while he is here. What should his response be if the border agent asks what his intentions/purpose of traveling will be? I don’t want them to deny his entry in any way or think he’ll be staying here illegally without going through the proper channels to live and work in the USA legally first. Please advise. Thank you.
  12. Hi friends, My husband is in Khartoum, Sudan where there is civil unrest. I petitioned for him two years ago in December of 2019. We became documentarily qualified by the NVC in May 2021. The NVC won’t expedite our visa even though I’m pregnant and due in early 2022. Our lawyer is absolutely worthless and my Senator’s office won’t respond to emails. The consulate in Khartoum provides automated messages to serious inquiries. We are at a standstill and desperate to be reunited for our child and the humanitarian conditions in Sudan leave my husband at risk. Any ideas on what else to do? I’m currently on hold with the NVC for 31 minutes.
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  14. Hi, Does anyone know how long it takes from NVC case approval to appointment at the Embassy in Argentina? I filed for my husband and we have a priority date of 6/12/2020 and NVC approved our case on 12/27/20. Thanks!
  15. My wife had her interview on 9/7/2020 in the Colombo, Sri Lanka Embassy. Everything went well but she was missing an original copy of the translation of the marriage certificate. She got an original copy and submitted it the same day. The embassy kept her passport and original birth certificate. On 9/17/2020 on the CEAC website case status was updated to "Refused." My lawyer said he hasn't seen a refused status before so we wrote an email to the embassy and NVC. Got the following generic reply from the embassy: "Your file has been submitted to the Visa Officer with the updated documents. We will contact the applicant as soon as the officer completes his review. We are unable to inform on the time frame." This was on 10/8/2020. Since then we have not heard back. The embassy website says most administrative processing is done within 60 days. I understand things being slower because of Covid but it's been 105 days now. I just feel like our file has just gotten lost in the shuffle. Does anyone have any idea on the next course of action we can take? I read on the website an inquiry can be made after 180 days.
  16. Please direct me to a Thread for People Waiting on Green Card after Arrival. Thanks
  17. My husband did his interview on december 4th. The counselor told him that he needed a joint sponsor to get the visa. We were not denied , we just need to either show our assets are above the poverty guideline or we need to get an affidavit of support. I was told by the embassy in Trinidad to download the assets information and then I needed to send them an email once it is completed. Any advice? My assets are above the poverty quidelines. for 3 people I meet all the requirements because my assets are above it
  18. Hi all - My fiance lives in Brazil and we are trying to figure out whether a US Fíancee Visa or a Spouse visa process is faster. We consulted with an attorney who is advising spousal visa due to US embassy closures. Does anyone have thoughts or feedback? Thanks!!
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