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  1. Can anyone please help? My gf and I have been together for about two years. Finally her ex-husband (USC) has filed for divorce from CA. They have been apart for ten years. Since we have the divorce decree, can I apply for the K1 visa for her to fly here and be married in 90 days without dealing with the Philippines Annulment process? Is the divorce decree all the US Embassy need for us to apply for the visa?
  2. I arrived at Pearson at 3:00pm on Jan 3 2019. My original flight was at 7:40pm. I got their early because I thought that my clearance through Customs & Border Protection (CBP), might take a few hours and I also wanted to see if I can get on an earlier flight. Since I had an IR-1, I did not have to get a photo receipt at the Kiosk before approaching CBP. The line was a little long, not too bad, but slower than usual, perhaps the holidays may have affected that. Anyways, as I approached, I gave my the officer the Visa side on my passport and he just started asking me normal stuff, that they ask b4 they let u enter. Before answering the first question I told him that this was my first time crossing with an IR-1. He was surprised and then asked me about the packet. I told him it was all electronic now. He then took me to the secondary inspection room. In the room another officer asked me about the packet and I said the same thing. He asked if they gave me any documents and I showed him the Welcome to USA doc, he asked to borrow it and if I could write my intended address on the back. He was gone for quite a bit, but he didn't seem like he knew what to do, because he also mentioned to me, 'this electronic stuff is all new, I have to figure out what to do', and he asked his colleague and supervisor , "so what do we do exactly," I was amused. His colleague said that ur just gonna double check the info online and then admit her and then she's done. He then called me over to his booth, and said everything looks good, he explained how the visa is used in travel and how my green card might take 6-8 weeks to be delivered since they are experiencing backlog. After that he said congratulations, your good to go! Also, I was able to get on an earlier flight
  3. I am starting to do some research into the documents required for SSN and the state driving license (Connecticut) which got me thinking about bank accounts. Are there any checking accounts more favourable than others? With lower or no fees? I know that some offer free checking accounts if you also have a savings account with them and keep a minimum amount in it. Any personal recommendations? Also, does anyone have any information about what ID they would require to open an account? Thanks in advance
  4. Hi, hope you are all good. I called NVC and they received my case on 24th of September. People have said to call them once or twice a week, has anyone had any success with that? Does that actually expedite it or am I wasting my time? Should I just wait or call them once or twice a week until i get a case number? Us citizen mom filing for minor under 21 IR2 Visa I've noticed some people are rude on here so if you're going to be rude then do not comment. Thank you for those who are taking their time to answer my question, I appreciate your time. Have a nice day!
  5. Hello everyone, I'm planning on filing my parent's I-130's soon. My parents have overstayed their visas 1+ years before. They're last entry was in June 2009 and exit on July 2009. Before that, they entered in 2002 and stayed in the US until October 2007. Since I'm filing soon, I'm hoping their I130's will not be approved before July 2019 (10 years from their last entry). My parents have not attempted to return to the US since then and have not renewed their visas. Has anyone had a similar case? What are my chances of being able to bring them to the States?
  6. Hello, My husband came to the US on a K1 from Cuba last fall. We got married and went through the AoS process and he received his US green card in March of this year. He wants to travel to Cuba to visit family, but we feel nervous about him traveling under this current administration and its increasingly nightmarish immigration policy and disrespect for immigrants, even those that maintain permanent residency. Is it safe for Cuban citizens that are US permanent residents to travel to Cuba and return to the states without hassle under Trump? Have any Cubans or partners of Cubans done so in the past year? thanks!
  7. So I have decided to abandon my K1 visa because me and my fiance had a horrible break up which I don’t want to discuss. My question is, will I still be able to visit on an ESTA (visa waver program)? Also, how long would I be able to wait before I can visit the US again? Is there a set time? Thanks in advance.
  8. Hello all, I’m starting this thread for Nigerian couples waiting for their visa to be processed, petition approved, or couples who have already been approved their visas. Not seen any on here recently. Naija is too big not to have one😆. So If you have any stories or advice please do share so that we can all learn and benefit. Especially as we are aware of how the consulate in Nigeria is. My petitioner sent our petition 3/2/2018 and received the NOA1 9/2/2018. We are currently waiting for my NOA2.
  9. Did anyone, that filed in 2018 or late 2017, make it past biometrics process at the Philadelphia's field office? What's your timeline? and how long have you been a GC holder? *I am 10-year GC holder*
  10. Hi everyone, This is a very broad question, but we need a good direction to get started and this website seems to be filled with answers. So any help would be greatly appreciated. My girlfriend and I, after being together in Sweden for three years, have decided to move back to my home state and we are wondering what is the fastest and most guaranteed way of obtaining a green card for her. Sponsorship through a job seems to be very difficult, so it feels like we are left with three options. The first would be applying for a fiance visa. And the other two would be through marriage, either here in Sweden or in the states. We want to move back to the US as soon as possible, so what is our smartest option? Fiance, Marriage in Sweden, Marriage in US, or some mystery choice?. Thanks in advance for any advice. Cheers
  11. Hello, My Fiancé's petition (I-129F) was approved by USCIS on March 27, 2018 and forwarded to the NVC who then forwarded the application to the US Embassy in Kingston, JA on April 12, 2018. It has now been over month since the NVC notified us that they'll be forwarding our application to the embassy and we have yet to receive any kind of confirmation from the embassy that they've received it. On May 14, 2018 we submitted the online DS-160 and received the confirmation page. We also created an account to register his interview appointment, but there is a menu where we have to select how we're able to schedule the appointment and one of them lists that we should receive instructions from the Embassy. At this point, we did not receive an update from the embassy. Does anyone know how long it normally takes for the application to reach the embassy and how long we should wait to receive anything from them? Will these instructions be sent in the mail to my fiancé in JA or will they be sent to me?
  12. Hello, Foreign born spouses with college degrees obtained abroad... how did you go about getting a job in your field? Was your degree equivalent to a US degree?
  13. Hello! For my fiancé to get his police check, does he have to wait until we get the NOA2 and New case number? Or can he go ahead and get it done? (Will receive the NOA2 probably in the next week or so) Thank you!
  14. Hey everyone, I am a 22 year old Italian guy and my girlfriend is a 22 year old US citizen. For the last four years I have studied in the US and we have been dating for the last 2 and a half. I am now going to go to London starting in september for a 1 year masters while she will remain in the US. Once the master is over we would like to marry and have me to move to the US so we can be together permanently (due to the language barrier we cannot move to Italy). I wanted to know two things. The first thing is that the K-1 visa seems to be used by a lot of people that have only met twice or three times before. Would the fact that we dated for two years when I was a student be an advantage of a disadvantage? We have pictures proving our relationship however I do not have flight tickers and itineraries as I did not keep those from the times I was flying home and back from school breaks. We will have flights proof for this coming year as I'll visit her 3 or four times. Regarding the CR1 visa I wanted to know whether I can come to the US and get married, leave and apply for it. I was always told by the border officers that if I tried to get married to my girlfriend while on my ESTA that was visa fraud. I am asking about getting married in the US as I will have both the money and the time to fly here while she will not have time off as she will be working full time. Any insights and contributions would be much appreciated!
  15. Hi! Recently my friend got a b-2 type US visa for 6 months (She is from Ukraine). When she was applying, the purpose was to attend a language camp and live under "homestay" conditions, so the visa came with the annotation like "Name of the camp", HOMESTAY, CITY, STATE, and that the reason is to study English. After she received her visa, the plans have changed and she does not want to go to the camp (after further research we figured out that the camp does not match her preferences). She doesn't care about losing her deposit (which she paid for the camp), but she still wants to go to the US to see her friend (it is me) and stay with me for a couple weeks. Is it possible to visit the US for tourist purposes, but ignore the annotation and do not attend English courses? If not, what to do if she wants to come here anyway? Please, help!!! Thank you!
  16. My situation is, that I am currently in a long distance relationship with a permanent resident in the US. I live in Germany, he was born in Costa Rica and he obtained the status of a permanent resident (Green Card Holder) recently. So my plan is to study over here in Berlin and then move over to the US after I finished, but I don't really know how long the process will take and if I will be able to stay in the US, while my permanent resident status is in process. What are your experiences and what would you suggest, should we do best. I am already really thankful for every constructive answer.
  17. Hello Everyone, I am at the NVC stage and will be sending the I-864EZ. Do I need to submit any documents of US Status?
  18. Hi, my K1 visa got approved 2 weeks ago (Venezuela, Caracas US Embassy) they told me to check my Zoom account for updates on when my visa would be delivered. So I kept on checking everyday and it said in red Passport with US Embassy/Consulate. Then when I checked last Friday it said Visa Delivery information in black. Does that mean my Visa is delivered? Any information about this could help. Thank you!
  19. Can someone also outline the equivalents for the following? I have the following - Level 2 Diploma in ICT Systems Support Level 3 Diploma for IT professionals Level 4 Diploma for IT Professional Competence Level 5 Diploma in Computing (HND) What would be the equivalent for the above? I also have MCSA Server 2012 R2, CCNA and CCNP. How are my chances? Also, I am in the UK.
  20. Without citing how I'm either involved in this, or how I'm related to the persons in question, I will try to give as much info as possible otherwise. A female LPR from the Philippines came to the US with her likewise Filipino husband (current LPR) who had petitioned her to come with with him to the US after his visa was approved. Their work visas were for 10 years. 7 years after becoming an LPR the two separated. The pinay later began a relationship with a USC. She then filed for a divorce in the US and married said USC. Her green card, and Philippines passport both still say her ex husband's surname because the Philippine embassy denied her request to change it to her maiden name when she renewed her passport. She is still legally married to pinoy LPR in the Philippines, and legally married to the USC in the US. Her passport and greencard still has her pinoy ex husband's surname while her state ID and SS card have her maiden name. Her visa is soon to expire, which she is sure she wants to pursue renewing her work visa rather than becoming a USC or for dual-citizenship. She refuses to file for annulment in the Philippines because it's expensive. Would any of this block her from either renewing her visa or becoming a USC? Is that considered Bigamy? What could she do going forward to fix anything necessary if it is in the way?
  21. Hi Guys, I am arriving in the US via K1 visa. I am just confused what to do first. To get ssn, state id then get married or marry first before getting ssn and state id? please I need advise. Thank you.
  22. Hey everyone ! So I'm from Canada and my husband from the US. He's filling out his 1-130 form and I'm in the process of filing out the 1-130A form. I just wanted advice on how long this process takes to be approved, and what would the next steps be ? Anyone who's gone through or is going through a similar process please let me know how you found the process to be. Thank you
  23. Is that possible? I heard that it could be a problem to leave the US while waiting for the Green Card... there is another way to do it? What if one of my relative is sick and I have to go back in my country? let me know if one of you had any experience or problems enter the US.
  24. Hi everyone. I will be flying from Florida to New Brunswick Canada and then a return trip as well of course. I currently have both a Canadian and in the process of obtaining my naturalized US passport. Do I use my Canadian to get into Canada? And then my American to get back into the US? Confused 🤷‍♀️Many thanks
  25. Hello! I was pointed towards this site via a friend who used it in the past for a different visa than myself however after reading through a few guides can see it will definitely help me. The reason for the thread is to ask a few basic questions just so I have a complete understanding as there is a fair few forms and this needs to go right. Currently I live in the UK and my fiance lives in the US, we are now at the stage of planning the permanent move of myself to the US. We do plan to marry in the US. I do plan on living in the US fully and also working there. 1. Which forms do I exactly need to fill out, so far I can see the I-129F but after this or even before this is there anything? 2. If I want to work in the US I know I need a green card, can I apply for this as soon as we are married or before? 2a. Does my fiance have to show she can support me while I wait for the green card and can the sponsors be parents if so? 3. Is it a good idea to seek out a lawyer who will be able to assist? I've looked in the UK for a few local and found nothing, wondering if its more a thing my fiance would need to do in the US? 4. What is the general time frame for the fiance visa and green card, i've seen a few different time frames from 6-9 months to 10-12? I may have a few more questions depending on answers received. Really appreciate any help! Thank you!