Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > USA
Reload this Page >

Looking for some much needed advice...

Looking for some much needed advice...

Old Jun 26th 2012, 7:48 pm
  #31  
Account Closed
 
Joined: Aug 2002
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 38,867
ian-mstm has a reputation beyond reputeian-mstm has a reputation beyond reputeian-mstm has a reputation beyond reputeian-mstm has a reputation beyond reputeian-mstm has a reputation beyond reputeian-mstm has a reputation beyond reputeian-mstm has a reputation beyond reputeian-mstm has a reputation beyond reputeian-mstm has a reputation beyond reputeian-mstm has a reputation beyond reputeian-mstm has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Looking for some much needed advice...

Originally Posted by toshtishtash View Post
If all goes well, we will be able to save all his pay and get the truck fixed, sort my visa out and save up the money for a new place to live.
Get the adjustment of status (AOS) sorted first, then the truck, then a new place to live... in that order.

Do not, under any circumstances whatsoever... do not leave the US without a green card in your hand. As long as you remain in the US, even if you're out of status, you have options. As soon as you leave the US, your options become severely limited.

Ian
ian-mstm is offline  
Old Jun 26th 2012, 8:14 pm
  #32  
MODERATOR
 
Noorah101's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2003
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Posts: 58,120
Noorah101 has a reputation beyond reputeNoorah101 has a reputation beyond reputeNoorah101 has a reputation beyond reputeNoorah101 has a reputation beyond reputeNoorah101 has a reputation beyond reputeNoorah101 has a reputation beyond reputeNoorah101 has a reputation beyond reputeNoorah101 has a reputation beyond reputeNoorah101 has a reputation beyond reputeNoorah101 has a reputation beyond reputeNoorah101 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Looking for some much needed advice...

Originally Posted by toshtishtash View Post
Yes $1060. The paperwork I need to fill out is now all bundled into one. It's for a work permit, permission to leave the country and re-enter and for my green card. It used to be MUCH cheaper. It actually changed in the October before I moved here!
The fee is actually $1,070. http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/usc...0045f3d6a1RCRD

It's been that fee for quite some time now, and it only used to be MUCH cheaper, many years ago. Since your medical is now over 1 year old, you will also need to factor in the cost of a whole new medical exam.

I wouldn't bother filing the I-131 for AP. I wouldn't leave the USA until you have your green card in hand.

I will be keeping my fingers crossed that this all works out how we are intending it to!
I agree with Ian, make AOS your top priority. Until you file AOS, you are removable from the USA.

Rene
Noorah101 is offline  
Old Jun 26th 2012, 10:09 pm
  #33  
 
Lion in Winter's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2003
Location: City of Broad Shoulders
Posts: 54,808
Lion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Looking for some much needed advice...

Originally Posted by toshtishtash View Post
That would be the easiest and best way but unfortunately, that is not an option.



We have actually been looking into this, along with Colorado and Wyoming but it is just not possible at the moment.



Yes $1060. The paperwork I need to fill out is now all bundled into one. It's for a work permit, permission to leave the country and re-enter and for my green card. It used to be MUCH cheaper. It actually changed in the October before I moved here!



This is what I have been told. I feel much better for actually having that confirmed, thank you!

Well, in the past couple of days, we have had some pretty good news (Just in the nick of time really!)... It's going to be tough for a while but I'm ready for the challenge We have the opportunity to live in a trailer on a farm for the next few months, rent free in exchange for work around the farm. My husband had good news about a job the other day too, it's looking very promising. If all goes well, we will be able to save all his pay and get the truck fixed, sort my visa out and save up the money for a new place to live. I am hoping all this will be achieved by October. I will be keeping my fingers crossed that this all works out how we are intending it to!

Thank you all once again for your advice!! I really do appreciate it!

Good luck. Trailers may be small, but there is privacy and the baby won't care a bit as long as he/she has you and is safe and fed. Well done for sorting it out.
Lion in Winter is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.