So stressed!!

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  1. lucybelle

    lucybelle Connoisseur

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    We'll be sending out the petition for my husband's USA residency tomorrow!

    I'm so stressed out. It's so much work and they're super picky about everything. If something isn't right they make you do it all over again. And I'm talking something as simple as signing in blue ink instead of black ink.

    We have to send in lots of evidence of our relationship and I've stocked it full of pictures, bank statements, receipts, our lease, letters, but I'm still so worried it's not enough.

    We'll send it tomorrow to my mom who has to put in the $450 (!!!) filing fee check.

    After that we wait a few months until we hear something from them. Then it's another huge, daunting stack of tax and financial paperwork to send in and another huge filing fee. After that, medical exams, then an interview, then hopefully we get approved!!!

    Send us good thoughts that I didn't mess anything up. So nervous!!!:unsure:
     
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  3. TeacherGroupie

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    Hugs and hugs, lucy!
     
  4. leighbball

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    Hugs and good luck, Lucy!
     
  5. smalltowngal

    smalltowngal Multitudinous

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    Hugs and good luck!
     
  6. Irishdave

    Irishdave Enthusiast

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    :rolleyes:We all know this is a marriage of convenience after all you only live in Costa Rica and you have so much money from marrying the 10 other guys for the green card trade. :rolleyes: I mean this what you have planned since you were a little girl, to be a green card provider. :rolleyes:

    All kidding aside here we have a honest couple who want to share the American experience and you get treated worse then the illegals who haven't tried to become legal. Mixed up if you ask me.

    As for illegals lets make them tax payers!


    I am hoping all goes well and may Uncle Sam smile on you. :clap: :clap: :clap:
     
  7. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    Don't worry, Dave...the government has a habit of making long term illegal immigrants legal...instant voters who support the party granting them citizenship...color me jaded.
     
  8. Major

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    Reminds me of George Bernard Shaw's thinking: "A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul"
     
  9. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    Yup.

    Lucybelle...rest assured. You are doing everything right. We need more who are dedicated to following the rules to join our precious liberty.:thumb:
     
  10. bison

    bison Habitué

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    Many illegal immigrants do pay taxes.


    Best of luck, Lucybelle! Immigration is scary and tough. Hope it goes as smoothly as possible. :)
     
  11. Tasha

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    Hope it goes well and moves along quickly.
     
  12. lucybelle

    lucybelle Connoisseur

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    Thanks everyone!

    We went and made two copies of our entire packet (about 50 pages each) yesterday and it cost us a whopping $4! :haha:

    I think everything is ready. *eek*
     
  13. Ms. I

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    Everything will go fine! :thumb:
     
  14. TeacherGroupie

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    Keep us posted, please, lucybelle.
     
  15. jenneke607

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    Good luck, lucybelle! It's stressful, but not insurmountable! Not to worry.

    My husband and I just went through the process. We first applied in October, had our interview in late January, and the green card arrived a week later. (And it is beautiful!) The process may have only taken three months, but it definitely felt like three years. As you suspected, it is better to be over-prepared than under-prepared. We brought more photos, updated cell phone records, etc. for our actual interview with homeland security. Also: we were told that photographs with that include members from the respective families are looked on more favorably than random photos of the couple.

    And $450 is for the cheap form. ;) I think the I-485 was about $1,000, plus the biometrics, etc.

    Will your interview be in the US or abroad? I hear the experience is dramatically different from one homeland security office to another, let alone countries! My husband's first immigration interview in his home country was so, so different than adjusting his status once in the US.

    Reading sample questions online helped calm our nerves, even if we were not asked almost any of them, and we had the comfort of knowing that my husband had originally immigrated through the proper channels. You'll be great!!
     

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