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How about if ang petitioner is only a green card holder? how long does it take para ma approve?
AS - Affidavit of Support Form I-134
There is another I-864 form & Im not sure if this is another one that the sponsor needs to file.
Anyway, the instruction is on the last page and indicates what additional supporting docs you need to submit with this forms.
^ how about kung spouse ang ipepetition and green card holder lang ang petitioner? pwede b? kasi i have fiancee and ill be leaving na going to US and im only a GC holder.
So in my opinion, it might be best to marry her before you leave for the US (teka, you already have you're green card, tama?)
But better to shoot Harley an email just to be safe. Clarify it with him. usimmigrationadvisers at gmaildotcom
hope this helps
ramonaks Thanks for the advise! Yes i do have my GC already. so if Jan 2010 na yung priority date it means less time yung waiting? i hope its real! SO why dont you go back and marry her? hehe
gotcha2 How about church wedding? haha I think i need more research about this or get a lawyer para mas mabilis.
@bozzprince: siguro nga e ganun. i came home last May lang. sad to say, hindi ko pa nakuha advise ni Harley or hindi ko din chine check kasi ang priority dates. If I had done those before I went home, tiyak kasal na kami ngayon at naka file na sya. haaayyy. sayang. tsk tsk tsk
@bozzprince: kahit civil lang. that's good enough. syempre mas maganda pa rin church wedding dahil grand ang dating, but if your in a rush, then maybe a quick and simple wedding lang muna.
My plan would be to have a civil wedding lang, just to be able to process her papers. Then before she comes here, pakasal naman kami sa church para makita sya ng parents nya and mga kaibigan walking down the aisle.
@ramonaks Yup! im also thinking of that civil muna until maprocess yung papers then church na. Pero no idea about waiting time sa ganitong case. Mas mabilis daw kasi kung Citizen ka..
@boszprince: yun din ang sabi sa akin ng ibang tao... wait until u get ur citizenship, then file for K1 visa, in 6 months andyan na sya. but for me, mga 3 years pang pag hihintay kasi un. ikaw ba, ilang years pa iintayin mo before you get your citizenship?
and with Harley's advice to get married na plus the priority date thing, parang marriage is the fastest ata e.
@ramonaks naku matagal pa ako dapat nga 3 years na lang pero nag study kasi ako sa Phil dati about 2 years yun eh so mag rereset yung counting ng years ko haha.. oo nga get married na lang muna habang GC ka palang tapos kung abutin man sa citizenship mo i think ok lang yun kasi alam ko pwede mo convert yung petition mo to K1 visa. wala naman daw masama dun yun nga lang gagatos ka lang uli
I am on vacation today and I saw this post. Ramonaks is correct, you should have emailed me. But anyway, consider this as my "stag party" gift to you.
@boszprince - Things to consider:
1. You stayed in the Phils for 2 years, I hope you have a re-entry permit that you applied earlier while you were still here. If you don't have it and you stayed outside of US for more than 2 years, it could be a thornier issue. Get this one cleared first.
2. I will take your word that you have green card. I mean, the white colored with magnetic stripe plastic card with usually your picture on it? (I need to be verbose to the point of joking because some pinoys automatically assume a position.)
If yes, go ahead man, what are you waiting for? I think you got a keeper who waited for you. Marry her before you leave, open a joint account where you will send the support (as proof of continuing relationship), then once you get the paper trail going, file an application.
Its easy to jump in and file petition, but once the RFE begins to trickle in, that is when people cry how difficult it is to petition. Again, its all about DOCUMENTATION, DOCUMENTATION, DOCUMENTATION.
This way, you keep a priority date and can sit back and wait.
3. Worried about filing another K1 and its expense? Don't be. When you become a USC and she is still here and the relationship is still strong (I hope so), send the NVC a letter and proof that you became a USC. It would "upgrade" her petition to the wife of a USC.
K1 are for "fiance" - but by then, she is already your wife.
4. Its OK to listen to barbers' opinion while having a hair-cut and it is not advisable to argue with them since they usually have "labaha" in hand so your throat could be in danger. But its best to consult the USCIS, DHS websites for direct government information. If you still have a problem understanding, them or have doubts, then find a lawyer. And do not hesitate to email that lawyer!
Enjoy the weekend.
@harley: hahaha, true. but another question lang... you said that we could change the petition once maging citizen na to K1, but that only applies to fiance di ba? but kung married ka na, that's a different story.
my question is, gaano naman kaya katagal ang processing pag spouse mo na at naging USC ka na bago pa sila makarating sa us?
Kung mag church pa kayo sakit ulo yan. Saka na lang. That can wait naman eh. Important na you will begin the processing, time is money.
Tanong lang, when ka naman maging cit.