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Re: US Spousal Immigration Visa Thread
« Reply #580 on: June 22, 2018, 04:41:35 AM »
Hi All.
Does anyone know how long the process from start to finish takes?
And if its possible to pause the application without having to re-apply. Like after you receive Packet 3 how long do they give you to collect the required documents? Do you have 6 months/a year before they void the application?
The medical check-up is only good for six months. After that, you have to do it again. And that ain't cheap, at least in Korea.

The process was pretty quick for me and my spouse in SK. I didn't have to wait long for appointments and the paperwork was processed quickly. Then you have to travel to the US for the last step and it was less than a month before the green card arrived.

What takes time is getting all the documents you need and having them translated, etc.

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Re: US Spousal Immigration Visa Thread
« Reply #581 on: June 25, 2018, 04:52:43 PM »
OK, I may be overthinking this, but is it enough to bring my tax transcripts/W2s to show that finances are in order, or do I also have to somehow prove my employability in the states? Some people mentioned earlier in this thread that they had a "letter of intent" or emails from potential employers in the States and that gets me worried... our interview is this Thursday but we're not moving to the States until October... so I have nothing to show my employability as of yet besides a teaching certificate.

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« Reply #582 on: June 25, 2018, 06:45:42 PM »
OK, I may be overthinking this, but is it enough to bring my tax transcripts/W2s to show that finances are in order, or do I also have to somehow prove my employability in the states? Some people mentioned earlier in this thread that they had a "letter of intent" or emails from potential employers in the States and that gets me worried... our interview is this Thursday but we're not moving to the States until October... so I have nothing to show my employability as of yet besides a teaching certificate.

Most Iíve read here seem to say that proof of present income is enough even if you obviously wonít have the same job after moving. Maybe those who have provided other documents were being overly cautious as you are, or couldnít prove a current income high enough and so were asked for additional documents.  That said, havenít had our interview yet. Let us know how it goes!

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Re: US Spousal Immigration Visa Thread
« Reply #583 on: June 26, 2018, 07:58:35 AM »
OK, I may be overthinking this, but is it enough to bring my tax transcripts/W2s to show that finances are in order, or do I also have to somehow prove my employability in the states? Some people mentioned earlier in this thread that they had a "letter of intent" or emails from potential employers in the States and that gets me worried... our interview is this Thursday but we're not moving to the States until October... so I have nothing to show my employability as of yet besides a teaching certificate.

Most Iíve read here seem to say that proof of present income is enough even if you obviously wonít have the same job after moving. Maybe those who have provided other documents were being overly cautious as you are, or couldnít prove a current income high enough and so were asked for additional documents.  That said, havenít had our interview yet. Let us know how it goes!

When I had to deal with this situation back in 2015, I was told that any overseas income would not count (as I would no longer have it once I went to the States). I was told that I'd either have to have a substantial amount in savings (i.e. around $60,000.00) or I would need someone to agree to be a sponsor (via form i-134 - affidavit of support). I should not, this was for a fiance visa. They also needed to provide proof of income and additional documentation to go along with the i-134.

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« Reply #584 on: June 26, 2018, 01:02:28 PM »
Hey you guys. I applied for the CR-1 9 weeks ago and we still haven't heard anything. When we applied, we were told it could take up to 90 days but I'm still really nervous about it. Anyone else currently waiting? Thanks.

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« Reply #585 on: June 26, 2018, 02:07:26 PM »
OK, I may be overthinking this, but is it enough to bring my tax transcripts/W2s to show that finances are in order, or do I also have to somehow prove my employability in the states? Some people mentioned earlier in this thread that they had a "letter of intent" or emails from potential employers in the States and that gets me worried... our interview is this Thursday but we're not moving to the States until October... so I have nothing to show my employability as of yet besides a teaching certificate.

Most Iíve read here seem to say that proof of present income is enough even if you obviously wonít have the same job after moving. Maybe those who have provided other documents were being overly cautious as you are, or couldnít prove a current income high enough and so were asked for additional documents.  That said, havenít had our interview yet. Let us know how it goes!

When I had to deal with this situation back in 2015, I was told that any overseas income would not count (as I would no longer have it once I went to the States). I was told that I'd either have to have a substantial amount in savings (i.e. around $60,000.00) or I would need someone to agree to be a sponsor (via form i-134 - affidavit of support). I should not, this was for a fiance visa. They also needed to provide proof of income and additional documentation to go along with the i-134.

My husband (the immigrant) has substantial enough savings in his name, but since I'm the sponsor I don't think that would count towards my income... unless the US considers that marital property. I'll print it out and see what they say about it.

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Re: US Spousal Immigration Visa Thread
« Reply #586 on: June 27, 2018, 07:45:51 PM »
Hey you guys. I applied for the CR-1 9 weeks ago and we still haven't heard anything. When we applied, we were told it could take up to 90 days but I'm still really nervous about it. Anyone else currently waiting? Thanks.

I am currently waiting as well. Went to the embassy on May 11th and have not gotten any email response or anything? I know they said it would take about 3 months for them to process the application, but it's been over a month now (going on 7th weeks to be exact). Does anyone on this forum have any experience with a long waiting time to process the I-130 application and how long did you wait to get your Packet 3 email? My wife and I are ready to leave Korea so we really want to get the process rolling? What should I do if two months pass and still no email?

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Re: US Spousal Immigration Visa Thread
« Reply #587 on: June 28, 2018, 01:23:48 AM »
Hey you guys. I applied for the CR-1 9 weeks ago and we still haven't heard anything. When we applied, we were told it could take up to 90 days but I'm still really nervous about it. Anyone else currently waiting? Thanks.

I am currently waiting as well. Went to the embassy on May 11th and have not gotten any email response or anything? I know they said it would take about 3 months for them to process the application, but it's been over a month now (going on 7th weeks to be exact). Does anyone on this forum have any experience with a long waiting time to process the I-130 application and how long did you wait to get your Packet 3 email? My wife and I are ready to leave Korea so we really want to get the process rolling? What should I do if two months pass and still no email?
I had a very short wait in the spring of 2017.

The long wait now could be for a variety of reasons--more people applying, lower staffing, trump's desire for much less immigration to the US, or something else like time of year.

I'd look for a contact regarding the application and call or e-mail them, although they'll probably just give you the three months line. But it never hurts to call, even if all you get is a little peace of mind. 

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Re: US Spousal Immigration Visa Thread
« Reply #588 on: June 28, 2018, 10:24:57 AM »
We just finished the CR-1 interview and passed!! All our paperwork was in order, thank God. However, the woman asked if I have any documentation regarding when my current contract ends, to assure that I actually don't have plans to keep living and working here. I didn't think to bring my contract, and she said it was OK, but it might be useful to bring a copy for those of you like me who dont plan to leave Korea for a few more months and don't have any employment prospects in the States yet.

Otherwise it was a breeze! We waited about 1.5 hrs past our interview time. What a load off my shoulders.

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« Reply #589 on: June 28, 2018, 11:20:39 AM »
We just finished the CR-1 interview and passed!! All our paperwork was in order, thank God. However, the woman asked if I have any documentation regarding when my current contract ends, to assure that I actually don't have plans to keep living and working here. I didn't think to bring my contract, and she said it was OK, but it might be useful to bring a copy for those of you like me who dont plan to leave Korea for a few more months and don't have any employment prospects in the States yet.

Otherwise it was a breeze! We waited about 1.5 hrs past our interview time. What a load off my shoulders.


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Did you end up figuring this out, either the easy way or the hard way?

OK, I may be overthinking this, but is it enough to bring my tax transcripts/W2s to show that finances are in order, or do I also have to somehow prove my employability in the states? Some people mentioned earlier in this thread that they had a "letter of intent" or emails from potential employers in the States and that gets me worried... our interview is this Thursday but we're not moving to the States until October... so I have nothing to show my employability as of yet besides a teaching certificate.


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Re: US Spousal Immigration Visa Thread
« Reply #590 on: June 28, 2018, 09:03:42 PM »

Did you end up figuring this out, either the easy way or the hard way?

OK, I may be overthinking this, but is it enough to bring my tax transcripts/W2s to show that finances are in order, or do I also have to somehow prove my employability in the states? Some people mentioned earlier in this thread that they had a "letter of intent" or emails from potential employers in the States and that gets me worried... our interview is this Thursday but we're not moving to the States until October... so I have nothing to show my employability as of yet besides a teaching certificate.

Haha yes, I think they do want to see some proof of employability but it isn't a requirement by any means. I didn't have any proof and we still passed. It was enough for me to tell them that my contract will end in August. Thanks for the 'grats!