Transsexual Nurse

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    hello everybody, My name is Sofia, and i am a transsexual RN from the Philippines, I am in California right now, i just had my sexual reassignment surgery, i also have my court order change or name and change of gender on my documents. i basically have a b-2 type of visa here, i am currently living with my fiance, we've been together for 3 years now, he is an american citizen and i am not, since i am officially a female here in the US, we're getting married, as he proposed to be exactly 4 months ago, right before my surgery. i am still worried about him petitioning me, i know he can, but my birth certificate in the Philippines is still a male, my passport is still my birthname and birth sex, cause by Philippine law i cannot change any of that information.
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    I don't know how to answer you question. I think you are breaking new ground. I think you question is how to work in the US legally. My state Mass has legalized gay marriage but I don't think the Federal Government has recognized it so it is complicated. Good Luck.
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    Quote from Alexk49
    I don't know how to answer you question. I think you are breaking new ground. I think you question is how to work in the US legally. My state Mass has legalized gay marriage but I don't think the Federal Government has recognized it so it is complicated. Good Luck.
    well first is i am not gay, i am a woman. and now that i have changed my name and my gender legally, i know i can marry just on to any state, federally, i am recognized as a woman, i know there were cases like this before and the marriage was granted. i know this is a challenge to uscis, that a transsexual (postop) now a woman and can do a marriage based petition.
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    Sorry, my mistake, I was trying ( and badly) to find a legal reasonfor your petition. You are right as a women you shouldn't have an issue getting married. Can't you just get a letter from your doctor ? Obviously this is way over my head. Some how you will get this sorted out, you have made it this far, getting some paper work straighten out should be easy.
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    I wonder how the uscis would handle a unique case of yours. I suggest you talk to a lawyer both in usa and philippines on ways to address your concerns.
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    Good luck girl. I'm one rooting for you and your fiancee.
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    Quote from Alexk49
    Sorry, my mistake, I was trying ( and badly) to find a legal reasonfor your petition. You are right as a women you shouldn't have an issue getting married. Can't you just get a letter from your doctor ? Obviously this is way over my head. Some how you will get this sorted out, you have made it this far, getting some paper work straighten out should be easy.
    I've got all the letters from my surgeon, signing that he did the operation, all the documents that i have been in fact a "F" on my forms here in the USA, such as drivers license, i am also will be notifying the california boards of registered nursing cause i did a name change already, cause i have applied with my birth name on the application, cause at that time, the only thing i had was my Philippine passport. yes, it's just a lot of paper work and things to do. i know, we have waited for my name change and my gender change so that we can marry. btw, i went to fit my wedding dress a while ago
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    Quote from tobby_walter
    I wonder how the uscis would handle a unique case of yours. I suggest you talk to a lawyer both in usa and philippines on ways to address your concerns.
    well i have been going back and forth USA, for about a year now, and last august i was held for a while by the immigration, cause i am on a b-2 visa and been going back and forth, they are just worried that i am staying much longer here in the US than in the Philippines and they said i didn't violate anything, i told them that i am engaged and that i will be married, and they said that yes, my fiance can petition me cause i did all the paperwork already that i am legally a Female here in the USA.
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    This is something that really needs a specialised lawyer to deal with and not something that we can advise on here in the forums. Good luck but you may have a few hoops to jump through and what they tell you at the airports may not have an bearing on your actual case. Good luck


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