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  1. Hi, Can someone who was in this situation help please. I am an F-1 student. Been an F-1 student for 2 years. I have a pending AOS. I am almost done with F-1 degree. Can I finish school and wait for AOS decision? I know I may go out of status, but how does that impact my AOS application? I am married to LPR and we have a child. Thanks in advance.
  2. Starting new thread for January 2017 AOS Filers in proper standard VJ format.. MONTH YEAR AOS Filers Happy New Year... Enjoy!
  3. Hey there, I need a little help! just want to confirm my question below, My case status: Awaiting interview I have been offered a job, but my EAD & AP card hasn't arrived yet havant heard anything about my EAD or AP card just that my case status changed online in September to "ready to be schedule for interview". I desperately need this job as we are in such financial problems right now and my husband salary isn't even covering anything more, very bad times! I know I could Expedite my case under "Severe Financial Loss" Would I be approved is my question? if what information would need to provide other than my job offer letter? Could they deny my Expedite? Thank you in advance.
  4. Hello! I am filling out the I-485 and do not understand this question... Evidence of Continuously Maintaining a Lawful Status Since Arrival in the United States Anyone applying under the following immigrant categories must submit evidence to show they have continuously maintained lawful immigration status while in the United States and are therefore not barred from adjustment by INA section 245(c)(2): applicants applying under a family-based preference category or an employment-based preference category; special immigrant religious workers, Afghan or Iraqi nationals, and international broadcasters; and selectees under the Diversity Visa Lottery program. Acceptable evidence may include, but is not limited to, copies of the following documents: Form I-797 approval notices for all extensions and changes of nonimmigrant status; Form I-94 Arrival-Departure Record, including printouts of paperless I-94 admissions; Form I-20, Certi cate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (F-1) Student Status - For Academic and Language Students, or Form I-20, Certi cate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (M-1) Student Status - For Vocational Students, including all pages containing notations by authorized school of cials; Form DS-2019 (formerly IAP 66), Certi cate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status, including all pages containing notations by authorized exchange visitor program of cials; or Passport page with an admission or parole stamp (issued by a U.S. immigration of cer). Include evidence for every time you entered the United States and for the time periods spent in the United States. See the Additional Instructions for information on whether your speci c immigrant category requires this evidence. If you are applying as an employment-based rst preference, second preference, or third preference applicant or as a fourth preference special immigrant religious worker and you believe you are exempted from this bar by INA section 245(k), you should submit evidence to prove you qualify for this exemption. For more information, see www.uscis.gov/green-card/green-card-processes-and-procedures/adjustment-status. My fiancé (husband now) came here, got married, and now his 90 days are up. He has no status as of right now. What can I send in to show them evidence of continuously maintaining a lawful status since arrival to the USA.
  5. Hello everyone I'm in need of advice regarding how I'm gonna proceed to get my first job in The United States. I have an accountant degree from France , I have an evident lack of experience that could stop me from working in that field unless I'm very very very lucky. in the area I live in , jobs don't grow on trees , it is a really rural area and there are a very few jobs available. I'm young , done with high school and a 2 years degree in accounting but not a lot of experience (6 months ). We have here a bunch of factory around here and I wouldn't mind work there as long as it can bring food on the table for my wife and I. I have worked a year and a half in the kitchen of a fast food. This could help my case to work in a factory ? Working fast , doing repetitive work in hot kitchen is not the dream job but this experience could help ,is it ? how do I proceed to work in a factory ? Should I go to each factory and give them my resume ( along with a cover letter maybe ? ) and telling them if they hire , I'm always available ? It seems to be the best way to go , we usually do this in France. Showing in person give a good impression and brake the ice too . thanks for the help and advice in advance. PS: interview for AOS is positive , i haven't received it yet .
  6. Hi everybody, My spouse and I currently live in DC metro (local office is Baltimore) and are processing my AOS here. We would love to connect with other people in the area who are doing the same thing - either waiting for an update from AOS application, or if you have gotten your green card already anyone from the area want to chat and share stories?
  7. Hello guys, I have question, did anyone know about estimate receiving the EAD? How long usually it takes? I applied along with my AOS, and I had been doing fingerprint (biometric) Thank you in advance
  8. Hey everyone! I recently applied to AOS from a K1 visa. My husband and I married and sent off the forms within the 90 day period, we had absolutely no problems from the beginning up until now. We received the dreaded red letter through the post the other day so I have a few questions, because obviously this is pretty serious, and I'm confused. (See photos attached) 1. It says how my husband meets the minimum income requirements, and then it says on another page that he did not. (We checked before sending them off and he's like 3,000-5,000 above the poverty guidelines.) 2. My husband doesn't have all tax documents for the past year. He was in England from 2014-2016 and has only been back in America for 1 year, next month. We included pay stubs and a couple tax returns, if I remember correctly, and that was it... will they need more evidence? 3. We had his father as an affadavit of support for my K1 visa and everything was fine there. However we didn't include an affadavit of support for the AOS. Do we need him again, seeing as we cannot provide all tax documents? 4. Will this stop the processing of my employment authorisation card? I'm not entirely sure what they're asking for, because they haven't been very clear... Anything to calm my nerves right now would be great thanks xo
  9. Hey, I have already gotten my EAD+AP now waiting for my green card, and the case online shows "Fingerprint fee received" from May 2017 it hasen't changed and I did my biometrics 5 months ago... Is this normal? Should my case status change at all until receiving the green card or interview? When calling USCIS they are unhelpful as usual... I am adjusting from K1. Thanks!
  10. Hello, everyone! I have a question about a Request for Initial Evidence letter we received yesterday. We are filing for an adjustment of status (I-485) for my husband, who immigrated to the U.S. with a K-1 visa. All of the requested documentation in the RIE letter was provided during our initial filing, so I am not really sure how to proceed from here. The letter stated that we needed to provide the following: 1. A copy of my husband's birth certificate with a certified translation: a copy of my husband's Iranian birth certificate containing city of birth, his parents' names and their cities of birth, and the copy of the certified English translation (sealed and stamped) had all been sent. 2. Supporting tax documentation: I submitted a tax transcript for 2016, based on recommendations to use this instead of a tax return. I still included a copy of my W-2. I also explained that I had not filed taxes in 2015 and 2014, since I was a full time student (I am now a part time student). I also provided a copy of From 1098E from 2015 that my school had sent to me, as proof of being a student. 3. Evidence of assets to prove we meet 125% of the poverty guidelines: Since I had only been employed for 6 months when I filed my 2016 taxes, my total income did not meet the poverty guidelines. However, I provided 6 months worth of pay stubs as well as a letter for my employer confirming my salary (which DOES meet the poverty guidelines). I also included a letter from my bank that reflected my account balance over a 12 month period. Any guidance and suggestions will be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance for your help!!
  11. People that have had their AOS interviews in the Cleveland field office, I'd love to hear how it went! We haven't filed for AOS yet (waiting on marriage certificate) but we talked to a lawyer that helped some friends of ours and he said that the Cleveland office is famous for interviewing couples separately and also, that they usually take 4-5 months to get a case to the point of interview. Just wondering how realistic this is. I thought officers separated couples only if they had reason to suspect fraud?
  12. Here is my cover letter, opinions and past experiences are appreciated! General Cover Letter [Petitioner's and Beneficiary's names] [Address] United States Department of Homeland Security U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services P.O. Box 805887 Chicago, IL 60680-4120 Date: October xx, 2017 Nature of the Submission: Concurrent Filing of I-130 (Petition for Alien Relative), I-485 (Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status), I-765 (Application for Employment Authorization), and I-131 (Application for Travel Document). To whom it may concern, Enclosed please the following forms, payment, and supporting documents. The general contents are as follow (individual separate cover letters with details are included in their respective packets): · Two checks: one for $xx (I-130 application fee) and other for $xx (I-485 application fee and biometrics service fee.) · I-130, Petition for Alien Relative & Form I-130A, Supplemental Information for Spouse Beneficiary · I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status. -I-864, Affidavit of Support Under Section 213A of the INA (included in its own packet.) · I-765, Application for Employment Authorization. · I-131, Application for Travel Authorization. Copies of documents submitted are exact photocopies of unaltered documents and I understand that I may be required to submit original documents to an Immigration or Consular officer at a later date. Petitioner: [name] Beneficiary: [name] - Note: Form I-693 (Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record) was NOT included based on USCIS Instructions for Form I-485, page 12 (06/26/17 N.) Form I-693 will be provided on a later date to avoid expiration.
  13. Question: Will USCIS reject my OPT extension application if I am married to an American citizen and we have not applied for AOS yet? I graduated from a university in the US in a STEM major, and I got my OPT approval at the end of last year (2016). While looking for a job for my OPT, I got married to an American citizen. I found a job and I have been working for this company for almost 9 months now. Unfortunately, my spouse and I have not been able to apply for AOS (F1-OPT to GC) yet because of the fee and lacking of documentations. (My American spouse forgot to file tax returns in some past years, and I know from reading many websites that my American spouse has to have the previous 3 year tax returns.) Now, my first OPT will expire within 3 months, and I am wanting to apply for STEM OPT extension soon because it can give me 2 more years of OPT period. My initial thought was, while I have the total of 3 years of OPT, I can apply for AOS with my spouse. However, I recently started feeling worried about whether USCIS will grant me the OPT extension because I am married to an American. I know that OPT is continuation of F-1 status, which basically is a visa for someone with no immigrant intent. This makes me think I don't qualify for OPT extension because I am married to an American citizen, making it look like I have an immigrant intent ( and in fact, I do have an immigrant intent now that I have an American spouse here). I am worried I might be in huge trouble now. I want to apply for OPT extension as soon as possible as my initial one is expiring soon, but I am not sure if I should they might reject it, considering the fact that I am married and have an immigrant intent. Can someone help me figure this out and give me some advice on what I can do now?
  14. •My Form I-485 was rejected.. I got the mail from USCIS Chicago this day, and i was disappointed because they was rejected my application and i got the NOA Rejection Notice due to: This is in reference to the I-485, Application to register permanent residence or adjust status, you submitted. Your I-485, fees and any supporting documentation is being returned to you for the following reason(s): The application/petition was filed on an outdated version of this form. Please resumbit your application/petition on the current version of this form with the appropriate fees to the address listed on the bottom of this page. • And including my Form I-765 and Form I-131 it says that The principal application could not be accepted for the reason specified on the related notice of action (form i-797). Therefore the processing of all riding applications cannot continue. •All returned documents at the bottom of the sheets, there is a lot of numbers and there is a line on it.. What i’m gonna do now?. I cried and i’m so worried about this ☹️ •Do i need to restart again?. Fill up a new forms and photocopy all the supporting documents for the forms and make a new package?. •Or should i use the other document that USCIS returned to me and only the outdated form I-485 that i’m going to change?. I’m confused, please help me guys.. please 😩 Thank you in advance everyone 😊🙏🏼
  15. How do I find out which office is handling my AOS case so I can see the processing times? I mailed my AOS package in June of this year and received the confirmation of it. Fingerprints were done in July. Nothing else yet.
  16. We sent out original AOS to the NVC but do not have that original copy in hand currently... can we just fill out another I-864EZ with the support documents again and bring that to the interview? nothing has changed since the original was sent out. Thanks!
  17. We got a notice of approval for my husband's I-485. It states we should get his permanent resident card within 90 days, however there is a disclaimer that although it has been approved they can still verify information. We are curious if this means there is still a chance we will get interviewed. We were under the impression they would do an interview first before they would approved an I-485 application. Just trying to sort it out what the next step is.
  18. Hey guys, I have a small question, my wife and I are growing impatient. We sent out our packet in the 5th of June, and by the 22nd of June they received everything including fingerprints. They sent us a request for further evidence in July and it was sent back and updated that our case is resumed. We are now in October and I will have not received any updates that the case is accepted nor my work permit. My question for you guys is, how long does it take to receive the work permit? And should I call and see why they haven't updated me with new information about our case? I hope someone can answer my question! Thanks!
  19. Good morning! An received her AOS interview appointment letter yesterday, for early September - less than 4 months from sending in the application. Yay!! Super excited. However, in reading over the letter, one thing stood out. It says, in bold letters, If you do not speak English fluently, you should bring an interpreter. I'm just wondering what everyone else's opinion is of what they mean by "fluently," or if anyone can share their experience. To me, "fluent" has always meant that you can speak the language almost like it's your native language - that your vocabulary knowledge, pronunciation, etc. are almost that of a native speaker. My wife is not there. She is what I would call "conversational." I speak almost no Vietnamese, yet we have no problem communicating from day to day. Yes, sometimes I have to repeat myself more slowly, or explain what I mean in different words, but mostly we communicate like any other couple. I think she'll be okay at the interview; if there is any question she doesn't understand, I can easily explain it to her (in English) and she'll understand. But again, this may not be what they consider "fluent," and I don't want her to be kicked out of the interview! What do you think? Should we just be safe and try to find/hire an interpreter? Thanks!
  20. Recepient if K1 visa here, got married and to apply for AOS soon. Can anyone help me by sharing their cover letter or the necessary documents to be submitted to USCIS? Thanks
  21. I am under K1 visa with 2 K2’s. I am to apply for AOS. My 2 K2’s will be done maybe after 4 months due to financial reasons. What disadvantage would this bring if we all are going to apply for the removal of conditions (ROM)? Thank you!
  22. I currently live in the US, working on OPT after graduating from school here. Before I got my job for my OPT, I got married to a US citizen. Since my OPT is going to expire in a few months, we are trying to collect all the documents required to apply for AOS. I realized that there is DS2019 (J1) as a required document for AOS, if you have been in the US on J1 visa before. Before I came to the US to graduate from the school on F1, I had studied in the same school on J1. I really liked studying there when I was on J1, so I went back to my country and came back on F1. However, I have lost my DS2019 from my J1 program, because it is already more than 5-6 years ago. I tried to find it, and called my school, but there seems to be no way to get it again. How could I pass this requirement for AOS? I am thinking, they probably want to check if I am subject to the 2-year HRR rule due to the F1 program, but I know I am not subject to it. My J1 visa on my passport clearly states BEARER IS NOT SUBJECT TO SECTION 212(E). TWO YEAR RULE DOES NOT APPLY. Does anyone know if this counts as evidence that I am not subject to the HRR? How can I still get DS2019 though, because it says it is required for previous J1 visitors.. I am so concerned.
  23. Hi guys, I am currently filling out the required docs for AOS. I just want to clear a few things up, hopefully someone can help. Firstly, my K1 expires on the 24th October - we married on the 28th August. Does this mean I have until the 24th October to file my AOS,? Secondly, I received 2 vaccinations AFTER I received the DS-3025 from the medical practitioner at Knightsbridge, what do I do now? I have a page printed from the doctor to show I had them but I realise that is not enough as it has to be from a practitioner. Thirdly, a requirement is to send the I-693, I need to not worry about this, right? As I handed that in at POE in July, will they automatically have that? Thanks a million in advance if anyone can get around to giving me a little more clarity on these. We have been stressing out so much over getting the money together to file AOS as soon as possible, I slacked on filling in and reading up on the forms required.
  24. Good day all, Im creating this for the people that have filed for there EAD, AP in June 2017 would like to see everyone elses timeline.. Mine is below. waiting for my biometrics notice now... Case Number: MSC17913733XX Visa Status at Filing : L1A Executive Visa Petition Type : New Center : Texas Service Center Mailed Date : 5th June 2017 Received date : 8th June 2017 Check cashed by USICS date: : 9th June 2017 NOA Paper Receipt : 13th June 2017 Pleased to hear
  25. Question: Will USCIS reject my OPT extension application if I am married to an American citizen and we have not applied for AOS yet? I graduated from a university in the US in a STEM major, and I got my OPT approval at the end of last year (2016). While looking for a job for my OPT, I got married to an American citizen. I found a job and I have been working for this company for almost 9 months now. Unfortunately, my spouse and I have not been able to apply for AOS (F1-OPT to GC) yet because of the fee and lacking of documentations. (My American spouse forgot to file tax returns in some past years, and I know from reading many websites that my American spouse has to have the previous 3 year tax returns.) Now, my first OPT will expire within 3 months, and I am wanting to apply for STEM OPT extension soon because it can give me 2 more years of OPT period. My initial thought was, while I have the total of 3 years of OPT, I can apply for AOS with my spouse. However, I recently started feeling worried about whether USCIS will grant me the OPT extension because I am married to an American. I know that OPT is continuation of F-1 status, which basically is a visa for someone with no immigrant intent. This makes me think I don't qualify for OPT extension because I am married to an American citizen, making it look like I have an immigrant intent ( and in fact, I do have an immigrant intent now that I have an American spouse here). I am worried I might be in huge trouble now. I want to apply for OPT extension as soon as possible as my initial one is expiring soon, but I am not sure if I should they might reject it, considering the fact that I am married and have an immigrant intent. Can someone help me figure this out and give me some advice on what I can do now?
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