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Are my last 2 tax returns enough for AOS? Or will I need a 3rd?

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Putting together our AOS packet as we speak. Will the last 2 tax returns be enough (e.g 2014 and 2013) or will i need to include my tax return from 2012?

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Nov 4th 2014 - NVC received packet (Day 48)

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Nov 12th 2014 - Consulate received packet (Day 56)

Nov 18th 2014 - Packet 3 received (Day 62)
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Sep 25th 2015 - Green Card APPROVED!!! (Day 166)

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Hi,

I would include your tax transcripts for 2012-2014 (if you've filed your taxes already/got your return or had to pay). If you havent filed yet, I would do your 2011-2013 tax transcripts. You can request your transcripts at irs.gov and get them immediately via the website and saved to your computer/printed out. I just submitted our packet (for a CR/IR visa though) and included my 2014 W2s and my 2012, 2013, & 2014 IRS transcripts.

http://www.irs.gov


July 18, 2014 - Married in Fiji
Aug 21, 2014 - Sent I-130
Aug 26, 2014 - I-130 recieved
Feb 12, 2015 - I-130 Approved!
Mar 6, 2015 - NVC receieved our case (found this out on Mar 11th phone call with NVC rep)
Mar 11, 2015 - Called NVC, was given case # & invoice #
Mar 11, 2015 - Paid AOS Bill
Mar 13, 2015 - AOS Fee deducted from bank account
Mar 14, 2015 - Received DS-261/AOS Bill (in mail)
Mar 16, 2015 - Called NVC, was instructed to mail out AOS/I-864, mailed I-864EZ/AOS/Documents (2 day shipping)
Mar 18, 2015 - Packet received by NVC, AOS Fee marked as PAID on ceac.state.gov website

Mar 23, 2015 - Called NVC: 1.to verify packet received(was told to allow 60 days for review) 2. to ask if DS-261 was entered in the system (was told case is too new to revivew over the phone, but I could call back in a few days if I wish to see if we could review it over the phone)
Mar 24, 2015 - Called NVC and was able to review DS-261 over the phone; added emails, designated self as agent of choice. Should be able to pay IV Fee & fill out DS-260 in one week (31/03/15)
Mar 25, 2015 - Paid IV Fee
Mar 26, 2015 - IV Fee shown as 'Paid'
Mar 28, 2015 - Submit DS-260

April 1, 2015 - Medical Exam in Suva, called NVC for update on case: said it wasnt in the system yet, still in review. allow 45 days for case complete (hey, thats better than the 60 they said earlier!) They will only email us if they need further information, otherwise expect interview letter in the mail.

April 7, 2015 - Called NVC to follow up, no update given

April 14, 2015 - Checked ceac.state.gov website, saw that there were 3 N/A's, called NVC to verify that case was complete

April 15, 2015 - Received false checklist, called NVC to verify that was actually false checklist (re: police certificate would be sent directly to embassy and therefore was not included with support documents submitted in IV Packet)

April 16, 2015 - Called NVC to re-verify that received false checklist. Confirmed AND was told that interview date was scheduled

May 28, 2015 - Interview Scheduled at 8am, Suva Embassy (need to reschedule due to conflicting obligations)

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You really only need the most recent taxes with the 864. If you have consistent income and a statement from your employer showing consistent employment, this shouldn't be an issue. I included my 2013 taxes only when we filed my wife's AOS, and updated it with the 2014 taxes at the time of the interview.

I can't say that it hurts to include more information, but in our case it wasn't necessary.

Good Luck!


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Cheers guys! :)


K1-Visa Timeline

Sep 18th 2014 - Filed I-129F (Day 1)

Sep 25th 2014 - NOA1 (Day 8)
Oct 18th 2014 - NOA2 (Day 31)
Nov 4th 2014 - NVC received packet (Day 48)

Nov 7th 2014 - Packet left NVC (Day 51)
Nov 12th 2014 - Consulate received packet (Day 56)

Nov 18th 2014 - Packet 3 received (Day 62)
Dec 1st 2014 - Consulate received medical results (Day 72)

Dec 10th 2014 - Packet 4 received (Day 84)

Dec 16th 2014 - Interview - APPROVED!!! (Day 90)
Dec 24th 2014 - Visa received in post (Day 98) 

*No RFE's*

 

February 14th 2015 - Wedding Day 

 

AOS Timeline

Apr 13th 2015 - Sent AOS package (Day 1)

Apr 17th 2015 - AOS email confirmation (Day 5)
Apr 17th 2015 - AOS email confirmation (Day 5)

May 2nd 2015 - Biometrics letter received (Day 20)

May 14th 2015 - Biometrics appointment (Day 32)
Jul 11th 2015 -
EAD/AP was in production (Day 90)

Jul 29th 2015 - EAD/AP was being mailed (Day 108)
Jul 31st 2015 - EAD/AP was received (Day 110)

Sep 25th 2015 - Green Card APPROVED!!! (Day 166)

Sep 28th 2015 - Green Card welcome letter received (Day 169)
Oct 1st 2015 - Green Card Received (Day 172)

*No RFE's*

 

I-751 Timeline

Aug 12th 2017 - Sent I-751 package (Day 1)

Aug 14th 2017 - I-751 Package delivered to USCIS (Day 3)

Aug 17th 2017 - USCIS cashed check (Day 5)

Aug 19th 2017 - NOA letter received (Day 7) 

Sep 11th 2017 - Biometrics letter received (Day 30)

Sep 22nd 2017 - Biometrics Appointment (Day 42)

Mar 5th 2018 - Case was received at my local office (Day 206)

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You need to list the Total Income from the last 3 years, but you only have to submit the most recent year's complete tax return or IRS transcript. You should also include proof of your current income.


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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