I wanted to write about my honeymoon firstly but a lot of things have happened since we arrived. As you know my grandma died and then I had to deal with immigration, police and health insurance.
I was in the U.S. legally as a tourist until the end of July then I wanted to change my status for fiancee visa. I filled the paperwork, paid money ($200), went for fingerprint ($80) and waited. After two months I got a letter from immigration where was written that I have filled the wrong application so my request was denied and that I am here illegally and I have to leave in 30 days. :)
They even didn’t consider that I was trying to do the right thing. I hired a lawyer and he told me that I even didn’t have to apply for fiancee visa. I could just overstay that it is OK when I am married now. So I lost $280 dollars and I have to go again for fingerprints even I already went. So now I am applying for green card. You need to bring Birth Certificates for both, Passport and I-94 Card, Marriage Certificate, 6 passport photos, Tax returns for the last three years for David, any other evidence showing bona fides of the marriage.
And if you want to know how much it all cost here you go:
$2000 for the lawyer + fees for the immigration forms I-130 -$355.00, I-485 – $930.00, I-765 – $340.00, Fingerprint Fee-$80.00
It is everything sent. Now I have to wait for the respond from immigration and wait when they going to invite us for consultation to find out if it is fake marriage or not.
What happened. On one crazy rotary in Boston suburb Policemen stopped me.
That was the first time in the U.S. I didn’t have any idea why. I was sure I did everything right. So I gave him all the things he needed. He returned after 15 minutes telling me that I can’t drive my car anymore.
And he told that I can’t own car longer then one year with International driving license. After one year I have to get MA driving license. But I can’t get MA license because I don’t have SSN. And SSN I will get after I get a green card. So I asked him what should I do now when I am waiting for the immigration. He said that I should firstly register the car on somebody’s else name as my husband. And if I wouldn’t go on RED light he would never stopped me and he would never found about it.
I was so surprised when he said I went on red when I was sure I was not! But it didn’t make any sense to argue with him. He even told me he could arrest me and tow my car but he is not going to do it but somebody else has to come and drive my car. After that he gave me a ticket where was written CA which means criminal application and I have to go to court. He said if I explain my situation them they will understand. Well, we will see.
So I gave my car to David as a gift in the family and registered on his name. Ridiculous is that two weeks ago I went for inspection but because we have changed the plates I had to go to inspect my car again! I still shouldn’t be driving my car because I have International License. After one year I suppose to leave the country even if just for few days. After that I can be driving for another year but in my case I can’t leave the country because of the immigration. So I am in a vicious circle.
I go to the court in December 10. I’ll see what is going to happen.
Health Insurance in the U.S. is something unbelievable. I have never seen so difficult system. So many types of insurance then when you register you have to do so many things. Oh gosh, I love my country. :)
I know I know it is just a lot of new things for me and at the same time. I don’t want to even think about taxes. That’s going to be another big headache for me. :)
I will let you know how everything ended up. :)