Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Told approved...then heard nothing...no stamp..nearly 6 months..Please Help...

Collapse
This topic is closed.
X
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #31
    Told approved...then heard nothing...no stamp..nearly 6 months..Please Help...


    Originally posted by andrea874
    the other question is
    about the affidavit of support.
    -must a joint sponser be a CURRENT
    RESIDENT of the US? the person we are thinking of using is a US CITIZEN
    but they reside outside of the country, currently. theres nothing in the
    instructions that say they must be a resident... just proof of
    citizenship...

    The sponsor or joint sponsor must be a current
    resident. If the US citizen you are thinking of asking is outside the
    country on temporary assignment, that *might* still count.

    See this
    link for further detail:

    http://www.travel.state.gov/i864gen.html#3


    --
    Posted via http://britishexpats.com

    Comment


    • #32
      Told approved...then heard nothing...no stamp..nearly 6 months..Please Help...


      Originally posted by andrea874
      haha well, the first 2
      questions have to do with the i-485
      1) i entered the US from canada
      just visiting, and we ended up getting married. so what do i put where
      it asks what my current ins status is and when it expires? i'm thinking
      just "visitor" and "n/a" or something?
      2) there is a question asking
      if i have ever been arrested before. i have, but i was a minor in canada
      -- supposedly all record of that is destroyed once you turn 18. do i
      still have to write that it happened?
      the other question is about the
      affidavit of support.
      -must a joint sponser be a CURRENT RESIDENT of
      the US? the person we are thinking of using is a US CITIZEN but they
      reside outside of the country, currently. theres nothing in the
      instructions that say they must be a resident... just proof of
      citizenship...
      As the others have said...
      1. visitor
      ...canadians get 180 days i believe so 180 days is the expiry date.
      2.
      YES you must declare it and provide detail of disposition
      3. No he/she
      cannot unless they live in the US

      Can a U.S. citizen or lawful
      permanent resident (LPR) petitioner who is not domiciled (living) in the
      United States be a sponsor?

      No. The law requires that sponsors be
      domiciled (live) in any of the States of the United States, the District
      of Columbia, or any territory or possession of the United States.


      --
      Posted via http://britishexpats.com

      Comment


      • #33
        Told approved...then heard nothing...no stamp..nearly 6 months..Please Help...


        Originally posted by ray6
        As the others have said...
        1. visitor ...canadians get 180 days i believe so 180 days is the
        expiry date.
        2. YES you must declare it and provide detail of
        disposition
        3. No he/she cannot unless they live in the US Can
        a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident (LPR) petitioner who is not
        domiciled (living) in the United States be a sponsor?
        No. The law
        requires that sponsors be domiciled (live) in any of the States of the
        United States, the District of Columbia, or any territory or possession
        of the United States.


        Wonderful. many thanks...


        --
        Posted via http://britishexpats.com

        Comment


        • #34
          Told approved...then heard nothing...no stamp..nearly 6 months..Please Help...

          Case scenario as in my case:

          Married July 1, 2002
          Applied for AOS August 30, 2002
          AOS interview December 23, 2002


          Did not get the I-551 stamp in my passport due to waiting for
          additional security checks to come back.

          Fast forward to June 5, 2004 - no word still

          July 1, 2004 - I will be married 2 years.

          If I get my approval before July 1, it will be a conditional card good
          for 2 years. I can then apply to have the conditions removed 21
          months from the approval date on that card to obtain the 10 year card.
          If I don't get my approval until after July 1, it will be an
          unconditional card good for 10 years because I then have been married
          2 years.

          The 2 year conditional factor is basically they want to make sure
          your marriage is legit. I think I got that right.

          Say I get my approval on June 30th which is the day before my 2nd
          wedding year anniversary. I am stuck with the 2 year conditional
          card. That's why I'm hoping no approval until after July 1.

          I'm repeating myself but basically in a nutshell:

          Approval at AOS time and before you've been married 2 years -
          conditional card good for two years

          Approval at AOS time but after you've been married 2 years -
          unconditional card good for 10 years.

          Comment


          • #35
            Told approved...then heard nothing...no stamp..nearly 6 months..Please Help...


            Originally posted by Margaret
            Case scenario as in my
            case:
            Married July 1, 2002 Applied for AOS August 30, 2002 AOS
            interview December 23, 2002
            Did not get the I-551 stamp in my
            passport due to waiting for
            additional security checks to come back.
            Fast forward to June 5, 2004 - no word still July 1, 2004 - I
            will be married 2 years.
            If I get my approval before July 1, it
            will be a conditional card good
            for 2 years. I can then apply to have
            the conditions removed 21
            months from the approval date on that card
            to obtain the 10 year card.
            If I don't get my approval until after
            July 1, it will be an
            unconditional card good for 10 years because I
            then have been married
            2 years. The 2 year conditional factor is
            basically they want to make sure
            your marriage is legit. I think I
            got that right.
            Say I get my approval on June 30th which is the day
            before my 2nd
            wedding year anniversary. I am stuck with the 2 year
            conditional
            card. That's why I'm hoping no approval until after July
            1.
            I'm repeating myself but basically in a nutshell: Approval
            at AOS time and before you've been married 2 years -
            conditional card
            good for two years
            Approval at AOS time but after you've been
            married 2 years -
            unconditional card good for 10 years.


            That is why I was hoping my hubby wouldnt get his interview till
            later this year & hopin it would take a few months to hear on approval
            so he could get the 10 year GC but given his interview is next month he
            will be getting the 2 year one instead. Darn it. heh


            --
            Posted via http://britishexpats.com

            Comment

            Working...
            X