Post # 1
Incredibly nervous and excited but mostly nervous. We are currently living in two separate countries and we want to be reunited as soon as possible. We have the ability to live abroad in my fiance’s home country as I am a resident but it would make it easier if I could bring him to the USA. These last couple of days have been stressful and I really felt myself descend into madness as I obsessed over picture sizes and paper clips and various other minute details. I am hoping everything goes well. Any other bees been through this process? How did you spend these months waiting?
Post # 3
We are getting ready to submit my husbands I130 – so he can have legal residency in the US – he is Australian. After that’s done, I will file to have dual citizenship in Australia/ US.
The entire immigration process has been a nightmare so every step makes me nervous – even when it should be totallyprocedural and no problems. I am at least relieved we are married, so we have good standing. I was shocked to find the mere filing fees for the I130 are close to $2,000 – no lawyer. The expense is ridiculous – I actuallyunderstand why illegal immigration is such a issue because there is next to no way to do it legally without lots of money and years of BS. If you are a person w/o funds or wife/family there is almost no viable way to become a permanent legal resident outside of asylum.
Are you applying for a fiancé visa? Or another type? We didn’t file for a fiancé visa, we met and fell in love while he was on a tourist visa – which was going to be changed to a student until the BS started (long story). After 3 years we are married and things should go smoothly now – but Immigration is like a giant, illogical, unbending wall – so I wont feel safe until its approved.
Post # 4
@MirnaMinkoff: Best of luck to you. It is a total nightmare, I agree with you. It is very nervewracking. I am not applying for a fiance visa, because we are legally married in his country. I wish the best for you!