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  1. Hi, I have gained my Lawful Permanent Resident status in the US on April 2019, last year, on that time I was serving in the army under mandatory law for military service in my home country. I have been serving since November 2017 and until July 2020. I have already had flight tickets in my hands into the US that were planned for April 2020- so I shall not remain outside of the US for a period longer than 1 year. Unfortunately, Covid-19 pandemic has shown up and I could not have come to the US on times because the airline has cancelled my tickets. because of that, I have exceeded 1 year outside of US borders and now I need to apply for SB-1 Returning Resident visa in order to come back to the US. this upcoming process is exhausting and complicated in order to issue me a new immigrant visa and may hurt my naturalisation process. my green card was only issued last year and is valid until 2029, my question is if would you recommend for me to just take a flight now into the US and deal with the immigration officer at the port of entry or start this visa process with the embassy in my home country?
  2. Suzbogo

    Visa/ corona

    Does anyone know if the U.K. is processing visas currently? I am from the US, trying to apply for a visa to go to the U.K. to marry my fiancé so he can come here (after I quarantine for two weeks). We are trying to get married as soon as possible to start our CR-1 filing.
  3. Hey guys, I have a K1 visa that will expire in mid August, so I'm currently in Zagreb, Croatia, doing the famous 14 days out the Schengen states to be able to enter the USA. When I entered Croatia, I've asked the officer to stamp my passport and he did with no problem. If all goes well, I'll be leaving from Zagreb to Miami on July the 22nd via Istambul. So who's in Zagreb too in these days?? Would love to meet someone in my same situation..
  4. Priority Date: March 28, 2005 Approval Date: April 17, 2009 Current Visa Bulletin: January 22, 2005 DOB: April 20, 1997 Category: F4 Location: India Hi, I am a derivative applicant, whereas my father is the principal applicant. My biological age is 23. However, I calculated my CSPA age using an online calculator and it turns out to be 19 years. I would like to know if I am surely covered under CSPA. I have read a couple of articles where the CSPA applicant is not approved of the visa. What action can I take prior to the date becoming current to stay covered under CSPA? Why do some people get rejections even if staying covered under CSPA? Thank you!
  5. I applied for my parents and filed I-130 Petition in Oct 2019, For proof of their marriage I provided Nadra Marriage Certificate , 2 witness affidavit who attended the wedding and Civil Magistrate affidavit for Nikkah nama unavailability with my parents petitions. Also other additional documents as Family Tree was also provided. After 8 month my mother petition has been approved while for my father they said to get a letter from Nikah Registrar stating that they could not find the record of Nikkah nama. It has been 40 years since my parents are married and getting any document so old is not possible. Anyone who went through the same issue , who could guide me how to deal with it.
  6. S' vremena na vreme VisaJourney odradi "ciscenje servera" i zatvori velike teme. S' obzirom da nama treba prostor za stare i nove clanove, evo ovde mozemo da nastavimo sa pricom i savetima o procesu dobijanja viza za USA. Na linku ispod mozete naci stari topic koji je zatvoren za komentare ali je pun dobrih saveta. Dobrodosli <3
  7. Hello all, So my wife will get her U.S. immigration visa really soon. I have made travel arrangements, and she will have to go through Canada. My question is: will she need a transit visa? Or just an eta since her immigration visa acts as a temporary green card and has an alien registration number? Thank you all P.s.: she holds a Moroccan passport.
  8. Hey guys I arrived in the US two weeks ago. I paid my green card fee last week. I called SSN office in columbus to ask them if I could apply for SSN. They told me that SSN offices were closed for public. Just want to confirm from you guys if it is a correct information. Can I apply for SSN online? Or i will have to wait for the offices to open? Thanks for adavance.
  9. Guys please help me out, I am confused, I already have the Nigerian national population commission ATTESTATION OF BIRTH certificate. Which is the National population commission long form birth certificate? Are they not supposed to serve the same purpose? Thanks
  10. pleases, how does the new 60 days suspension signed by trump affect those applying for the green card in the USA... Can those that haven't applied still apply? is it compulsory to file in with the medicals from the beginning of the process
  11. Hi, ☺️ before i start, i am the foreign spouse, currently in germany and my husband is a USC present in WA. I was reading through some websites from the gov and nvc about civil documents but nothing for any additional evidence. when i first filed for the i130 i was reading through some discussions like here and they said that we have to gather additional evidence of when we would next visit, new photographs or anything new. so just read through the nvc page and they only want the civil documents? i was going to add some new supporting letters from friends and family, since they got to meet him here before the pandemic went viral, also we’ve been on trips in cities and have hotelinformation etc. i was going through a sample of the DS260 and there is a question at the end which said ‘ were you on a J visa and didnt fulfill your 2 year stay? I was on a J visa for 1 year and 9 months (2017-2018 - exempt from 202 stay, i believe it is called) because thats how i decided and basically fulfilled my time. So do i check NO or YES? this question really confuses me, lol question to where they ask about employement : currently unemployed due to corona - is that exactly what i’ll state in the explanation box? I will have my interview here in Germany, so that i can immigrate to WA and be with my Husband and someone said that i dont have to translate the documents because they are in the german language. Is that correct and will i upload my civil documents and any additional documents to the nvc in german without a translation to english? Thank you for your help! I will really appreciate it 🤗
  12. Hello guys! have a good day! How much should one make an hour to be qualified to sponsor your spouse in a household of 2 including him? I have never filed taxes before, because of the income I was not required to file taxes while I was living abroad. So now I moved back to USA to sponsor my spouse and started working for a coffee shop until I find a proper one. I know that you can produce your pay stubs when sponsoring but how much should I make a month to be eligible? Do they look at the hourly rate or the monthly income when deciding eligibility to sponsor? Please help me our case is at NVC stage now!! Thanks guys!!
  13. Hi everyone, I and my fiance applied k1 visa on October and my case is waiting at the U.S. Embassy since 16th of March. I did not receive any e-mail from embassy yet because the Embassy is closed due to Covid-19. I could not book my appointment yet, but i and my fiance think that i will be able to receive my visa and flight to USA by September. Guys,do you think September is early to flight to U.S.A? i am afraid that the virus is not going to be under control during that time and our waiting time is gonna be longer.... What do you guys think?
  14. Hi, my work experience is different from my bachelors degree, because after graduation I had to take any work which was available at the time. Will this be a problem when looking for a work visa sponsor in the us. Thank you.
  15. My fiance got her k1 visa approved recently and I was just wondering if she will have any problems coming to America during the Covid 19 panic. There are flights available but I need to know if there will be any issues. I'm waiting for embassy to open to call them too. Thanks in advance.
  16. Hi! I was just wondering if it's allowed for a US Citizen to work in Canada (physically, not just online) while residing in America on a daily basis? For example: people who lives here in Niagara Falls, NY. As US Citizens are they allowed to have a job in Canada side (do the commute and immigration every morning to CA and come back at night to US)? How will this affect their taxes? I tried to look for answers online but it’s usually the other way around.
  17. I am an American male and I met an Egyptian guy in Alexandria early in 2019. We have been talking a lot and we've pursued a relationship and I have visited twice. We've decided we want to marry. We both come from conservative, Christian families and neither of us are "out" to our families because we know they would not approve. He plans to present me to his family as a "friend" and we will likely take pictures together with his family whenever possible because I know this would be good evidence where there is lack of family support affidavits. I will be visiting him at least once a month for a few days at a time in 2020. In July 2020, I plan to spend almost the entire month with him. I will save the tickets and receipts and we will take several photos. I have many screenshots of our WhatsApp conversations and will continue to keep them. I feel that I have a pretty solid understanding of how the K-1 visa works, and I will be asking more questions, but what I'm looking for right now is anyone who can tell me about their experience or give me tips if they've married someone from a MENA country (especially if you've married someone from Egypt). I'd also like the same thing for anyone who's gone through or is going through the process as a same-sex couple (again, especially if from a MENA country or Egypt). I'm not really sure what the best way is to go about this. Once I get him to the U. S. A., he cannot go back to Egypt. I've considered us getting legally married in Ecuador or Mexico or another place, but all those options would involve him going back to Egypt for an indefinite amount of time while we file for a visa to bring him to the USA as my spouse. So, our only real option is for the K-1 visa. Does anyone have any advice? What are some things that he and I can do that can better solidify our application when we decide to file (most likely December 2020). I want to be able to front-load the application with as much information as possible, because I know that filing a K1 from a MENA country is risky because many of the K1s from this region aren't approved.
  18. Hey if you are in AP and got your visa let me know. I am in AP and was given 221g with no other requirements. I am disheartened so any positive story will be appreciated.
  19. Hello guys! Good day! Do you guys think that it’s inadmissible for not having a vaccination record? My vaccination card got misplaced, I don’t have any history of my vaccination in childhood with me right now. does anyone have an idea what should I do?
  20. My husband had his visa interview in Barbados on January 15. On the checklist it says we need 2018 taxes or IRS transcripts. 2018 tax was the first thing available so I put that in the package for them to review at the interview. At the end they now said I need IRS transcripts. I felt frustrated because it said either or on the checklist. Nonetheless, I sent over my IRS transcripts the very next day and their response was: "The next step is that the consular officer will review the entire case and make a determination. We will communicate with the applicant once we have further instructions. We cannot say whether or not the visa will be ready within your time frame. Considering that the embassy will be closed Monday and Tuesday, processing will be delayed. Then there is the factor of getting the passport to us and getting it back to the applicant". I don't Understand why the entire case needs to be reviewed if that's the point of the interview and if we was only missing one paper why is it taking over a month to reviewed. I honestly didn't think I would be waiting so long after the interview.. I was so excited to get the interview date because I told my self the end is finally near. I also email again on January 30th and their response was "Once the consular officer reviews the case, we will provide an update". I don't know what to do at this point, and waiting is just so frustrating.
  21. Hi there I'm from the UK and I'm planning on accepting a job on the Disney Cruise ship very soon and the contract is around 4 months. The ship would be travelling to and from orlando and Bahamas and I will be on a C-1/d visa. My boyfriend is American living in Orlando and we were wanting to do the K1 visa this year so I am able to live out there and be with him. Now the K1 process time can be up to 9 months so I was wondering if I was able to start the k1 process and apply for one while I am working on the ship for the 4 months so when I'm back we would only have to wait a few more months for it to be accepted or would I have to wait till my contract with Disney cruise ends and then apply?
  22. Hi, On the following page https://uk.usembassy.gov/visas/fiancee-2/required-documents/ it mentions the below: "Birth Certificate: Obtain the original, or certified copy (provided by the issuing authority), of the birth record of each family member (yourself, your spouse, and all unmarried children under the age of 21, even if they are not immigrating with you. " My fiancé was not born in the USA and has a certificate of naturalisation. Would we still need to obtain a copy/original of his birth certificate from his home country?
  23. I like to add a joint sponsor but doesnt allow me to upload the documents. Do I need to submit any documents to let them allow it ? But I saw they suggest you to submit all the documents at the same time . Otherwise they will delay your process. I need help with this . Anyone face this problem? I am the petitioner do I need to proof of us citizenship AOS ?
  24. Hello everyone, I am trying to find round trip flights from Spb/Moscow to either Cancun/Mexico City. I have a trip planned with my Fiancee in Mexico where we will meet, but we didn't know she needed a transit visa for layovers in the US. So, we want to avoid going through all this and want to find a way to travel from Russia to Mexico without landing in the US. We plan to meet either in March/April depending on ticket prices. I've searched on Kayak, Skyscanner, Kiwi.com etc. It seems tickets are about $800+. If someone can point me in the right direction, I would appreciate it. 😅
  25. Hey guys, I (American) am looking for some advice for my partner (Australian) and I to figure out our next steps and what our best option(s) might be for our situation. We are currently lving in New Zealand on working holiday visas and plan to head to the States after our time here is up at the end of the year. We are planning to get married anyways but are unsure whether we should go the route of the K1 visa or get married before heading back to the States and go for the CR-1. We have done alot of reading and are getting mixed results. Ideally we dont want to be apart for months. Is filing from abroad for both visas possible? And what is the current wait times for the CR1 also with the DCF what do we need to qualify? any help or advice would be much appreciated. Thanks in Advance
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