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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. Hi so finally my case is documentairly qualified...the email I received today stated they will contact me and my husband once they’ve scheduled an interview in Islamabad. I would love to hear from others their experiences and advice etc 😊🤞🏽So excited to finally going forward in our journey!!!!
  3. Hi I hadn't seen this topic yet so I thought I'd start it myself. My husband and I were married on march 10th and filed the I130 on May 1st. Still waiting on NOA1! I found this type of thread very helpful and supportive when we applied for a K1 visa last year but it was denied and we have started the process again. Let's help each other through the wait time
  4. Hello everyone, I'm an American citizen and my husband's interview was on Feb 20th 2018. He had all of his documents but had to go under administrative processing because of the travel ban on Syria. He's been under administrative processing since then and the CEAC site states that his case was last updated on Feb 22nd. Does anyone know how long the AP could take and is there anyone that is/was in a similar situation? Thank you.
  5. Hi guys, based on some of the posts I've read around these forums, I understand that having a joint bank-account is one of the important proofs that can validate the genuineness of the marriage, & therefore, K1 couples should get a joint bank-account immediately after getting legally married. This being the case, when we're filing for Adjustment of Status, how much of the assets in the joint-account can be claimed by the US citizen-spouse on I-864 for the purpose of income-requirement? For instance, if a couple has 50k in their joint bank-account (some of which was brought over by the immigrant-spouse when they came to the US), can the US citizen claim the entire 50k as belonging to the US citizen, on their I-864, for the purpose of meeting the income-requirements for Adjustment of Status?
  6. hi guys!!! So let me give you a little run down of things....around 12/10/18 I received email from NVC that I am able to move to my next step I need to submit fees and documents etc..I went ahead and paid AOS and IV fees and around 12/14/18 once my fees were “paid” I was able to submit documents and it took NVC a few for them to let me know what’s accepted and what’s missing etc. so I believe 1/4/19 I received an email stating what else I need and what is missing so basically my spouses IV stuff was all accepted and I from my end needed to upload my w2 AGAIN and give my household member(my fathers) tax transcript and also I needed to fill out I864 instead of the ez and I’ve uploaded those and it’s been accepted 🙌🏻 Now I keep going back and fourth with them my w2 states next to it “accepted” they keep sending me messages that i need to send in every page and I’m pretty sure I’ve done that twice! It’s so frustrating I feel like I’ve been waiting forever I’ve submitted it all literally nothing is missing at this point here I am waiting another 2-3 weeks for them to review things yet again! Has anyone else had this problem? It sucks because it will obviously take them time to schedule an interview also 😭😭
  7. Hello guys, about 10 years ago I met an amazing guy in Mexico. Despite being so far away and young, we’ve always shared a connection. we both just recently turned 19 and wanna start a life together in the US. We are not married. We have no criminal background and no kids. Im a US citizen. I also have a ton of photos/evidence of us together these past 10 years. My question is this, would it be better to get married in mexico and then file? To be honest im not sure what that form is called? OR file the I-129f and then get married here in the US? I also know Im going to need a co-sponsor ($$) because I alone dont meet the poverty line..another question is does the co-sponsor have to be part of my household?for example my mom? My parents are divorced and I really dont get along with my mom nor her husband that well and dont think she would sign the affidavit...
  8. I applied for an Ir1 visa for my wife. Our case have been expedited through USCIS and NVC due to our sons medical condition who is in the US. We just had our interview at the embassy on January 6th 2019, and the officer told us that that all documents are complete and he doesn’t need anything else at the moment. He also said that my case will be rejected due to the travel ban (my wife the applicant is from Yemen) but they will review if she qualifies for a waiver. I said thank you for your help and left the embassy. On that same day I checked the case on CEAC and it said REFUSED the next day it swiched to ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESSING. It’s been 6 days since the interview and they’ve updated the “ Case Last Updated ” a few times as shown below. Janurary 2019 6th: REFUSED casE last updated— 06-JAN-2019 7th: ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESSING case last updated—07-JAN-2019 8th: ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESSING case last updated—08-JAN-2019 9th: ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESSING case last updated—09-JAN-2019 10th: ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESSING Case last updatd—10-JAN-2019 11th: ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESSING case last updated—10-JAN-2019 I need your your guyses help on how long does it normally take for an EXPEDITED case due to medical condition take to get through AP, and if there’s anyone going through this or has gone through it?
  9. Hi guys, I am trying to get a good idea of who has already been scheduled for ghana for family based (no K-1 please) visa recently? Please reply and if you can, please let me know the Case Completion Date and the Visa Interview Date as well. Thank you all.
  10. Hi everyone, My wife (from Denmark) had her immigration interview on Tuesday, January 29 in Stockholm, Sweden. They told her that our application is great, however, before they can issue the visa, they need her to re-submit a new birth certificate. She is getting that document tomorrow and she will overnight mail it to the embassy in Stockholm, so they should have it on Monday of next week. How long does it take them to approve documents that have been mailed to them? They said once they receive and approve the document, they will be able to issue the visa and mail her passport back to her. I am getting very impatient and do not have a lot of faith that they will look at the document and approve it right away, just based on how long the entire process takes already. Does anyone have any idea on how long we could be looking at to get her visa issued? Thanks in advance!
  11. Hi all, I am new to this whole process and am hoping to get some clarity. My husband and I have been together since 2010; we married in 2014 and have a 2-year old child. He is a Nicaraguan citizen and I am American. We currently live in Nicaragua (that is where we met, married, and our child was born). My husband has a B-2 Tourist Visa and has visited the US 6 times in the past 3 years. He is legally allowed to stay in the US up to 6 months at a time. There is an ongoing political crisis here that has led us to decide to relocate to the US. We did not start the Green Card process here because the US Embassy was closed for a few months due to the crisis. It reopened in October and announced applicants for immigrant visas could expect significant delays in their processing due to the closure and ongoing crisis. Based on feedback from others here, we estimated it might take up to a year and we felt that it was unsafe to stay here for that period of time. We have decided to enter the US as a family with just the B-2 visa and then apply for the Adjustment of Status while there. We have tickets to the US next week and are preparing the paperwork we'll need to apply for the AOS while there. I have read that applying for an AOS from a Tourist Visa within the first 90 days in the US is a red flag. Is this true in all cases?
  12. I am From the States and my husband is from Nigeria,we both live and work in Qatar, Got married in 2018, but his tourist visa was denied twice. The immigrate officer suggested that he apply for the spouse visa on his last interview... So now we are processing a “spouse visa” so he can be able to meet my family....... My questions is 1. can I as an American citizen still live and work abroad while My husband stays back in the US with my family after our visits for a year or two to be able to keep the green card before he gets his citizenship.. 2. Or must I permanently move back to the US with him on these process ? Thanks
  13. 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
  14. Hi everyone, me and my husband had our AOS interview today and the officer handed us a paper that our case was held for review. She explained how a conditionional green card works and said to give it two weeks to get a decision but also mentioned i should check the case status tonight for an update. She mentioned security checks. Do you think our case will be approved? The interview went well in my opinion but that paper kind of worries me though.
  15. On the form i-130, it has an expiring date on it saying 07/31/2018.... What dose it mean? Can i still fill it out ?
  16. josie125


    This is for IR1/CR-1 and/or IR2 Ghanaian members How long is it currently taking to have an appointment scheduled for interview in Ghana? Does anyone know the latest appointment that was schedule and when was the case complete for that person?
  17. Hello everybody my name is Jessica Lozano and I have a question. My fiancé will be visiting in May because I will be graduating from UNI. He has an ESTA visa and he's from Korea. We've talked about him coming and us POSSIBLY getting married 2 weeks after. It's not a for sure thing. We want to weigh out our options. The distance sucks and the air fare is RIDICULOUSLY EXPENSIVE we've been visiting each other over the years. If we were to get married (on the ESTA he has 90 days to be here) can he overstay or can we file for AOS immediately or..? Please LET ME KNOW your experiences and opinions.
  18. Hi All! My husband Vincent and I got married in 2016 in Accra after a denied K1. I've done A LOT of traveling back and forth to Ghana over the past couple of years, and we're now trying to get pregnant, so it's past time that we begin our "VisaJourney" again--this time with a spousal visa petition. The K1 was denied because they believed our relationship wasn't bona fide. In my last petition, I sent in the bare minimum of what was needed, and then worked really hard on making sure Vincent was ready for the interview with the photos, chats, etc. That obviously didn't work for whatever reason, so this time I'm wanting to front-load and see if that helps any. I have a flimsy 3-ring notebook that is organized into 5 sections: 1. Essentials--cover letter, money order, G-1145, and I-130 2. Petitioner/Beneficiary Documents--copy of my passport, two passport photos of me, I-130A, passport photos for Vincent, marriage certificate 3. Whatsapp Chats--I plan on picking 3 conversations from each month, for as far as I can go back 4. Photos--I have about 200 photos of before we were married, our marriage ceremony, and us traveling around Ghana with both mine and his family 5. Witness Statements--Notarized statements from my sister and 4 friends here in the US that have either met Vincent in person, or have at least talked to him on the phone Does this look okay? Anything else you think I should add, like financial documents? We don't own any property together and our finances aren't really mingled like they would be if we actually lived together. Should I add in my personal income stuff to the front-load? I make the 125% above the poverty level required and I read on VJ that NVC will send a letter to me requesting this info, but not sure if I should go ahead and add it in since, well, it's Ghana... Thanks for all the posts and everyone's help! This forum was great in the past and can't wait to be involved again! --Ali
  19. sooo here we are again waiting yet again lol received approval 10/24/18, got case number 12/17/18, submitted documents and paid fees 12/21/18. NVC received everything 1/10/19, they emailed me stating I need to submit my 2017 tax and make sure it is with every page I guess soething was missing also I added my father as a household member to combine income so they needed me to submit 2017 w2 also and so I did they also need tax transcript but it seems IRS website has been down for sometime now and that's the only thing missing at this point. when I submitted my dads 2017 w2 I added a comment and wrote about the transcript and stated IRS website down etc. anyone have a similar issue where something was missing? or did anyone have something missing but they still scheudked interview? also how long after do they schedule interview? need some positive vibes please!!!!!!!!! 🙏
  20. I am from Nigeria and my wife is a US Citizen. We both live and work in Qatar for over four years now. But we got married [wedding] on "march,2018" here in Qatar. i have applied for a visitors visa so i can met my new families but was denied TWICE, On my last interview the officer suggested i apply for a spouse visa instead. I only want to be visiting i do not plan on staying in the US for now.. my Questions 1. Dose getting a spouse visa allows me to still live abroad or do i have to live in the US for a period of time ? 2. what documents do i need to get ready before starting the spouse visa application process? from me and my wife ? Thanks for your help in advance.......
  21. Hi, We received a message today from the NVC on the FEDERAL INCOME TAX RETURN OR TRANSCRIPT section for both the Petitioner and the Joint Sponsor. We each uploaded a W2 PDF of the most recent tax year but both were rejected. This is the message we received: "We are unable to accept these documents as uploaded. Please delete these documents and submit them under the correct document type." I'm not sure how to correct this. We followed the upload directions correctly but still got rejected. Maybe resubmit them in a JPEG format? Everything else we uploaded has been accepted. We would appreciate any help with this!
  22. My case status online before today was: Your case was approved on April 13, 2016. Now my online status has changed to the following: On April 21, 2016, we sent your case to the Department of State for visa processing. Please visit our website for general information on Consular Processing. What does this mean and what are the next steps for me?
  23. I’m US citizen Filed i130 for spouse in May, finally got Noa2 10/26/2018 now just waiting to see what happens next. Called NVC and they received petition but will not hear until 4-8 weeks just hoping others can share their timeline with dates and how long their process went and what to expect Thanks 😊😊😊
  24. Hi, My spouse and I got married last week. We wanted to start a new lineage with a completely different last name. That was not possible here in California so I took his last name and kept mine as my middle name. My question is, when can we change both our last names? Will it interfere with my adjustment of status (I am filing in late February)? Will it confuse immigration if I file with my current married name and while the package is processed, I go ahead and start the court process to change our names. Thanks.
  25. Can some explain to me what they mean by my spouse received status or benefits through other means? Our I-130 case on USCIS website says case was received still. Is this good news that my husband is approved and I’m waiting for the website to update our I-130 case?