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

Old Jun 5th 2004, 11:27 pm
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Default Re: 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
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Old Jun 5th 2004, 11:46 pm
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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.
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Old Jun 5th 2004, 11:54 pm
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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...
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Old Jun 6th 2004, 5:59 am
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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.
 
Old Jun 6th 2004, 9:02 am
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Default Re: 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
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