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Thread: I-751 after divorce

  1. #1
    This is truly a great forum. Please bear with me so that i can give a background.

    I got a conditional Green card through marriage to a US citizen. Ours was a arranged marriage (marriages are done this way from where i come). We met in January 2007 and got engaged next month. Our parents fixed our marriage and we got married in July 2007 in India in a traditional and religious ceremony with all the whole nine yards stuff.

    At that time, I already had a H1 B visa and my entry into the US was on that visa. Initially I was living with her at her parents. When I had to join my employer my wife didnt want to go with me saying she was studying and didnt want to leave her parents (Complete shocker for me). At this stage, she and her parents told me to give up my H1B so that she can sponsor my Green card. On their insistence (and the biggest mistake i made) I revoked my H1B and we did an AOS based on marriage. After 8 months I got my conditional green card. During this period I was still living with them and doing odd jobs since economy went into recession and jobs were not coming by easily however hard i tried. And during this period I had frequent arguments with her and my in laws. Meanwhile I got a good job but i was fed up living with them and I wanted to leave their place and requested my wife to come with me. She said NO.

    One night I had a big showdown with my inlaws since they got hold of some emails which I sent to some girls (kind of online flirting) before getting and some after getting married. I know I was wrong but they used it as a pretext for the future events to happen (this is a completely different story). That night they called the police and I was escorted to a motel with bare minimum belongings. I found that they stole my green card, EAD and the marriage certificate. except for these things i had all the documents in my bag.

    I complained to the police. no go. i then applied for a duplicate and got another green card. Life was going OK and one day she slapped me with divorce notice. During this time we got separated from each other, I tried very hard to reconcile and make this marriage work. All my pleas fell on deaf ears. i told her I am not going to divorce her unless we meet once and try to sought out things. She then slaps me with a restraining order under domestic violence even though I never met her and never ever harmed or threatened her. We were not even living together. Her dad said to my parents that if they got me convicted, then i am screwed and my immigration will be impossible which is true as per law. Case went on in family court and I won since they could not prove the charges. the charges were withdrawn. Since i was really fed and heart broken with her, I signed the divorce papers and we got divorced finally after 18 months of marriage. At the time of divorce, my lawyer made a divorce agreement which clearly mentions why we are getting divorced and that the marriage didnt take place to gain any immigration benefits and some other random stuff. We both signed it and got divorced on mutual understanding.

    Now comes the immigration picture. I need to get my permanent green card approved. At this stage, i know what to do.

    1. Hire an attorney and file for I 751 waiver under married with good faith. Since I am already divorced, i can file for a waiver. I don't have tons of evidence but considerable evidence like joint checking and saving account statements, joint car insurance, lots and lots of pics of wedding and pics after marriage, email correspondences and some other stuff. Is this enough?

    2. Will that domestic violence case have a bad effect on my case even though it was dismissed and should i state that in my application?

    3. I am a law abiding immigrant with a good job, I pay my taxes and I entered US legally. Will this be of importance.

    After all this what do you guys think are my chances of getting through. Bear in my mind that my ex wife may have written to the immigration against me coz they are very vindictive. How should i prepare myself?

    Thank you v much.

  2. #2
    This is a truly great forum. Mostly because of me. We give the best advices in the world here. We are experts on I-751. You cheated on your wife because she smelled like curry, right? Well you should have gone to Russia where they do not eat curry and picked out a mail order bride. Russians do not eat curry. But like Europeans they also don't use deoderant. But we have good excellent news for you; we have the answer to your question. Get out you scammer !!!!

  3. #3
    Originally posted by SonofMichael:
    This is a truly great forum. Mostly because of me. We give the best advices in the world here. We are experts on I-751. You cheated on your wife because she smelled like curry, right? Well you should have gone to Russia where they do not eat curry and picked out a mail order bride. Russians do not eat curry. But like Europeans they also don't use deoderant. But we have good excellent news for you; we have the answer to your question. Get out you scammer !!!!
    Is this legal advice as a lawyer Michael?
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  4. #4
    indianinus786, welcome to ilw,

    Please ignore the trolls.
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    1.800.799.SAFE (7233) 1.800.787.

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  6. #6
    Can someone get this sonofmichael out of this forum? Hes really been a nasty guy. I am looking for honest and genuine advice and so are other people.

    and for the record I am not a scammer and NO i did not cheat on my wife. Get a life sonofmichael

  7. #7
    Originally posted by indianinus786:
    Can someone get this sonofmichael out of this forum? Hes really been a nasty guy. I am looking for honest and genuine advice and so are other people.

    and for the record I am not a scammer and NO i did not cheat on my wife. Get a life sonofmichael
    Are you nuts? I am the NICEST person ever !!!
    You ADMITTED you were cheating; in your own words: "emails which I sent to some girls (kind of online flirting)". Why are you flirting and sending emails to other girls when you are married??? Thats the definition of cheating. You have insulted me ! Get off MY board !!!!

  8. #8
    Originally posted by indianinus786: I am looking for honest and genuine advice

    Except that you can not handle it !!

  9. #9
    Hi indianinus786, I don't see much of a problem. The evidences you mention seem good. Anything in joint names is the best kind of evidence and you mention she signed off on the divorce which gave the situation as to why the divorce occurred and that it wasn't for immigration benefit at all.

    Go with what you have planned, file the I-751 with waiver. Expect an interview at which you'll be questioned with a fraud angle. Answer honestly and truthfully. Answer the question only, don't elaborate and you should be ok.

    If there is a poison letter from the ex to the USCIS, I can't see how it could be used against you as she already effectively agreed in the divorce settlement to a good faith marriage. Not all marriages end on a good note. Mine didn't and I've been through the I-751 interview thing without a problem. Good luck.
    "What you see in the photograph isn't what you saw at the time. The real skill of photography is organized visual lying."

  10. #10
    Thanx a bunch Brit4064. I am not thanking you because i like reading positive replies. to me it looked like a honest reply.

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