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Hey all! Getting ready to file the I-751 and a lot has happened since I've really been active on this forum. Unfortunately, my husband (green card holder) and I (U.S. citizen) have divorced. We truly did enter into our marriage in good faith, but issues with money, stress, etc. got the best of us. Thankfully, everything has been amicable and we are actually working on reconciling :)

Ultimately, I want to help him through this process and do whatever I can to ensure it goes smoothly. But, as always, things get complicated when paperwork, governments, etc. are involved. I want to make sure we aren't missing anything with the below list. Some basic facts: We married in Aug. 2012, separated in April 2014, divorce was final Oct. 2014, and his green card expires end of June 2015. And he's in the process of moving back in with me now so he's updating USCIS with my address and I-751 will show my address. We're hoping to submit the below packet in the next week or so. Anything else we should add?

- Check for $590 payable to U.S. Department of Homeland Security

- Form I-751, with waiver based on marriage entered in good faith and terminated because of divorce (signed only by him, not me)

- Additional information for Question 22 with his other address and date moving in/out

- Copy of his permanent resident card

- Copy of divorce decree

Evidence of marriage entered into in good faith:

- Tax return transcripts for 2012 and 2013 (married filing jointly)

- Lease for our apartment for 2012 and 2013 showing both our names

- Copies of bank statements for all months from September 2012 through March 2014 and then a copy of the letter once our account was closed

- Copy of of my insurance card showing him as beneficary

- Copy of medical records showing him making claims on my policy

- Copy of my life insurance/401k showing him as beneficiary

- Signed copy of buyer's order and loan agreement for a car purchased in both our names

- Copy of insurance policy in both our names

- Detailed phone bill showing both our phones on the same plan through date of divorce

- 30 pictures of us together in various places and also with friends/family that we'll put in a ziploc bag and then tape the bag to a piece of paper

- Signed affidavit from me that I'll have notarized

- Signed affidavit from friend

Thanks!

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Looks like good evidence. Thirty pictures is a lot, especially printed out on photo paper. Consider trimming down the number of bank statements. Every month isn't necessary. If you had the same account in Jan, Jun, and Dec, isn't it fairly logical that the same account existed during the in between months?

He doesn't have to wait. He could have filed last October when the divorce was final.


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Looks like good evidence. Thirty pictures is a lot, especially printed out on photo paper. Consider trimming down the number of bank statements. Every month isn't necessary. If you had the same account in Jan, Jun, and Dec, isn't it fairly logical that the same account existed during the in between months?

He doesn't have to wait. He could have filed last October when the divorce was final.

Thanks so much for the reply! :)

I'll save some paper print the bank statements on a quarterly basis. I can also reduce the number of photos. I also thought of one more thing I could add - our travel itineraries. I was looking through old emails and realized we did travel together a lot, so would be good to show us sitting next to each other on the same flight. That'll also match up with the bank statements and photos.

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Hi, I remember you from the K1 visa process!

I am also filing for ROC. Everything you have looks good. I slimmed down my bank statements and have gone from 45+ photos to 27 :)


Timeline:

Dec 31st 2011- I-129F sent
Jan 9th 2012- NOA1
May 14th 2012- NOA2 - 126 days no RFE's
June 6th 2012- NVC Received
June 19th 2012- Medical Exam.
June 20th 2012- NVC left
July 6th 2012- Packet 3 received
July 6th 2012- Packet 3 sent. Visa Fee paid.
August 2nd 2012- INTERVIEW- APPROVED
August 10th 2012- Visas received
August 21st 2012- P.O.E Boston!

September 11th 2012- Applied for SSN.
September 16th 2012- MARRIED!!!
September 17th 2012- Received SSN.
October 26th 2012- Sent off AOS forms.

October 30th 2012- Received AOS forms.
November 13th 2012- Received text/emails for AOS, EAP & AP.
November 19th 2012- Received written confirmation for AOS & AP.
December 6th 2012- Biometrics Appt.
December 29th 2012- second Biometric Appt (first lot of fingerprints couldn't be read)
January 16th 2013- EAD and AP card issued.
January 26th 2013- Card received in mail.

May 29th 2013- Sevice request, as outside of processing times.

June 25th 2013- Green card/EAD stamp received in passport. Green card production ordered!

July 5th 2013- Green card arrives :)

August 22nd 2014- Daughter Born!

April 17th 2015- I-751 Sent.

April 20th 2015- NOA 1

June 2nd 2015- Biometrics Appt.

February 2nd 2016- I-751 APPROVED!

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Hi, I remember you from the K1 visa process!

I am also filing for ROC. Everything you have looks good. I slimmed down my bank statements and have gone from 45+ photos to 27 :)

Sunshine!!! Hi!! I remember you too, hope all is well and good luck :)

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Sunshine!!! Hi!! I remember you too, hope all is well and good luck :)

Yes, everything is good with me. We had a daughter last year and I'm almost through the first year of studying for a bachelor's degree. I'm glad you guys are working things out :D

Good luck to you too!


Timeline:

Dec 31st 2011- I-129F sent
Jan 9th 2012- NOA1
May 14th 2012- NOA2 - 126 days no RFE's
June 6th 2012- NVC Received
June 19th 2012- Medical Exam.
June 20th 2012- NVC left
July 6th 2012- Packet 3 received
July 6th 2012- Packet 3 sent. Visa Fee paid.
August 2nd 2012- INTERVIEW- APPROVED
August 10th 2012- Visas received
August 21st 2012- P.O.E Boston!

September 11th 2012- Applied for SSN.
September 16th 2012- MARRIED!!!
September 17th 2012- Received SSN.
October 26th 2012- Sent off AOS forms.

October 30th 2012- Received AOS forms.
November 13th 2012- Received text/emails for AOS, EAP & AP.
November 19th 2012- Received written confirmation for AOS & AP.
December 6th 2012- Biometrics Appt.
December 29th 2012- second Biometric Appt (first lot of fingerprints couldn't be read)
January 16th 2013- EAD and AP card issued.
January 26th 2013- Card received in mail.

May 29th 2013- Sevice request, as outside of processing times.

June 25th 2013- Green card/EAD stamp received in passport. Green card production ordered!

July 5th 2013- Green card arrives :)

August 22nd 2014- Daughter Born!

April 17th 2015- I-751 Sent.

April 20th 2015- NOA 1

June 2nd 2015- Biometrics Appt.

February 2nd 2016- I-751 APPROVED!

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