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It's the first time I post something so I apologize in advance if I'm not doing it the right way.

Hi everyone!

I'm from Italy and I met my (American) husband last year.. We started a long distance relationship but we visited each other every couple of months. I was supposed just to come and visit again in May, but he surprised me and proposed.. So I never left and we decided to get married right away last month (I had my return flight tickets by the way). We applied for my AOS exactly one month ago, and we received NOA1 after 2 weeks.

Now, they are asking for more evidence about our relationship. The problem is that since I'm from the European Union, I came on the Visa Waiver Program, so I don't have a Social Security number and it's impossible for him to open a joint bank account or even put me on the lease agreement.

We sent evidence such as:
-a selection of pictures together

-a piece of mail that my mom sent to me at our address

-an affidavit of support letter from a friend of us (notarized)

-papers showing that he put me on his insurance plan

-a letter explaining why we don't have any joint financial account

We still have some boarding passes of our travels together and some of our visits but I'm sure it's not enough. What else can we send? Any similar experience? I'm so worried and I find it hard to stay positive. :(

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks, V

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OUR JOURNEY! (L)

Summer 2014: we fell in love!

06/08/2015: we got married

DAY 1 07/11/2015: packet sent overnight (I-130, I-485, I-765)

DAY 12 07/23/2015: NOA1- case received

DAY 15 07/26/2015: Biometrics appointment scheduled

DAY 32 08/12/2015: Successful biometrics

DAY 33 08/13/2015: RFE (on i-485) was mailed :(

DAY 40 08/20/2015: RFE Hardcopy received

DAY 44 08/24/2015: RFE response sent

DAY 47 08/27/2015: RFE response received, now waiting for a decision.

DAY 66 09/15/2015: I-765 (Employment Authorization) approved

DAY 73 09/22/2015: EAD card received!!!!

DAY 82 10/01/2015: Interview was scheduled

DAY 112 11/03/2015: Interview day!

DAY 113 11/04/2015: Application APPROVED!

DAY 115 11/06/2015: Card was mailed to me.. :luv:

We knew it.

Time, distance,

nothing could separate us.

Because we knew.

It was right,

and it was real.

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Don't worry. You can send following things and you wouldn't need ssn for that.

1) Joint Car insurance.

2) Letter from the landlord or lease showing you are an occupant of the same home your husband lives in.

3) Health insurance.

4) Joint bank account, you can open a joint bank account without ssn. You should talk to supervisor or bank manager at the branch.

5) Send in those boarding passes.

6) Gym membership or club membership cards.

Good luck.


February 28- AOS package sent. ( I-130, I-485, I-765)
March 5- Package delivered to USCIS Chicago.
March 11- Email and text notification with Receipt Numbers.
March 14- Hardcopy of NOA1 for all three applications.
March 21- Received biometrics appointment letter for 04/04/2014
April 2 - Completed Walk in Biometrics appointment successfully. (Original Appointment was for 4th April)
April 9- I-485 Case status has been updated to " Testing & Interview "
April 16- Text and email alert for case update for AOS interview on 22nd May 2014.
April 18- Hardcopy of Interview notice received in mail.
May 22- AOS interview, approved on the spot and got stamp in my passport.
May 27 - Approval notice of I-130 and I-485 in mail.
May 29- Received GC in mail.

ROC Timeline:

03/28/2016: I-751 package sent to CSC

03/29/2016: Package delivered.

03/31/2016: cheque cached.

04/02/2016: Received NOA1 in mail, dated 03/29/2016.

04/13/2016: Received Biometrics notice for the date of 04/25/2016.

04/21/2016: Early walk in Biometrics

09/28/2016: Text and email alert about approval of ROC

10/06/2016: Received 10-years green card in mail

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*** Moving from CR-1 spousal visa to AOS from Tourist visa, as the Op is not petitioning for a visa ******


Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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Hi, I was in the same situation). Call your husband's accountant and ask them how can you apply for an ITIN number (or you can find it on the IRS website). This is an equivalent of SSN for peope who cant qualify for SSN. Although, it takes almost 4-5 weeks to get one, but after you get it, you can open a joint bank account, file taxes together and apply for joint medical even. That should be enough to present at the interview

You can also wait for your EAD and apply for SSN then, but it will take around 3 months from your NOA1 date

I tried opening a bank account without SSN - everybody declined. Even the bank where my husband had an account for 8smth years. The same thing with Obamacare


05-08-2015 - filed AOS

05-11-2015 - package recieved

05-18-2015 - hardcopies of NOAs recieved in the mail

05-21-2015 - biometrics letter recieved

06-04-2015 - successful biometrics. In and out in 45 min

07-21-2015 - EAD card is being produced

07-21-2015 - EAD case is approved

07-27-2015 - Recieved EAD approval letter

07-30-2015 - EAD was mailed to me

07-31-2015 - EAD card recieved

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Don't worry. You can send following things and you wouldn't need ssn for that.

1) Joint Car insurance.

2) Letter from the landlord or lease showing you are an occupant of the same home your husband lives in.

3) Health insurance.

4) Joint bank account, you can open a joint bank account without ssn. You should talk to supervisor or bank manager at the branch.

5) Send in those boarding passes.

6) Gym membership or club membership cards.

Good luck.

Hi, I was in the same situation). Call your husband's accountant and ask them how can you apply for an ITIN number (or you can find it on the IRS website). This is an equivalent of SSN for peope who cant qualify for SSN. Although, it takes almost 4-5 weeks to get one, but after you get it, you can open a joint bank account, file taxes together and apply for joint medical even. That should be enough to present at the interview

You can also wait for your EAD and apply for SSN then, but it will take around 3 months from your NOA1 date

I tried opening a bank account without SSN - everybody declined. Even the bank where my husband had an account for 8smth years. The same thing with Obamacare

Thank you guys for your answers.. We'll try our best! This waiting is a never ending hell.


OUR JOURNEY! (L)

Summer 2014: we fell in love!

06/08/2015: we got married

DAY 1 07/11/2015: packet sent overnight (I-130, I-485, I-765)

DAY 12 07/23/2015: NOA1- case received

DAY 15 07/26/2015: Biometrics appointment scheduled

DAY 32 08/12/2015: Successful biometrics

DAY 33 08/13/2015: RFE (on i-485) was mailed :(

DAY 40 08/20/2015: RFE Hardcopy received

DAY 44 08/24/2015: RFE response sent

DAY 47 08/27/2015: RFE response received, now waiting for a decision.

DAY 66 09/15/2015: I-765 (Employment Authorization) approved

DAY 73 09/22/2015: EAD card received!!!!

DAY 82 10/01/2015: Interview was scheduled

DAY 112 11/03/2015: Interview day!

DAY 113 11/04/2015: Application APPROVED!

DAY 115 11/06/2015: Card was mailed to me.. :luv:

We knew it.

Time, distance,

nothing could separate us.

Because we knew.

It was right,

and it was real.

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It's different from state to state but in Texas, I was able to open a bank account by myself when I was over visiting my husband on the VWP. Had to show two sets of IDs, one being my passport, plus deposit a minimum of $250. This was with Bank of America. I obviously don't have a SSN or an ITIN.

You could try opening a bank account in another state, with a bank that have branches in your city.


Met online October 2010


Engaged December 31st 2011


heart.gifMarried May 14th 2013 heart.gif



USCIS Stage


September 8th 2014 - Filed I-130 with Nebraska Service Center


September 16th 2014 - NOA1 received


March 2nd 2015 - NOA2 received :dancing:



NVC Stage


March 28th 2015 - Choice of agent complete & AOS fee paid


April 17th 2015 - IV fee paid


May 1st 2015 - Sent in IV application


May 12th 2015 - Sent in AOS and IV documents


May 18th 2015 - Scan Date


June 18th 2015 - Checklist received


June 22nd 2015 - Checklist response sent to NVC


June 25th 2015 - Put for Supervisor Review


Sept 15th 2015 - Request help from Texas US Senator Cornyn and his team


Sept 23rd 2015 - Our case is moved from supervisor review to NVC's team for dealing with Senator requests


Nov 4th 2015 - CASE COMPLETE!!!! :dancing:



Embassy Stage


Dec 16th 2015 - Medical exam


Dec 21st 2015 - Interview


Dec 21st 2015 - 221(g) issued at interview for updated forms


Jan 13th 2016 - Mailed our reply to the 221(g) to the US Embassy, received and CEAC updated the next morning


Jan 20th 2016 - Embassy require more in-depth info on asset for i-864


Feb 1st 2016 - Sent more in-depth info on assets as requested. Received the next morning


Feb 16th 2016 - Visa has been issued :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing:



In the US


April 5th 2016 - POE Newark. No questions asked.


April 14th 2016 - SSN received


May 10th 2016 - First day at my new job :dancing:


May 27th 2016 - Green Card received


June 7th 2016 - Got my Texas driver's license

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