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  Hello everyone, we are in the process of preparing the AOS Package. want to make sure if we are not missing anything and everything is in order.

  1.           Fee Check 1,225 $ (1,140 + 85)

  2.   .       cover page "immediate relative (spouse) family based adjustment of status application".

  3.   .       Form G-1145 (E-notification).

  4.   .       Form I-845.

  5.   .       Copy Passport + Copy of Visa + Entry stamp.

  6.   .       Copy of NOA2 (I-797).

  7.   .       I-94.

  8.   .       Birth Certificate + Translation.

  9.   .       Certified copy of Marriage.

  10. 10.   Form G-325A.

  11. 11.   2 Passport Photo.

  12. 12.   Copy of DS-3025 + Vaccination supplement.

  13. 13.   Form I-864 (Affiditive of support).

  14.          Employee letter.

  15.          Pay stub 6 months.

  16.          3 year tax transcripts.
  17.   .       3 year W2.

     

     

  18.        Form I-765 (EAD).

  19.          I-94.

  20.   .       Copy Passport + Copy of Visa.

  21.          2 passport photo.

        

     

  22.        Form I-131 (AP).

  23.         I-94.

  24.          Copy Passport + Copy of Visa.

  25.          2 passport Photo.

 

Just want to confirm few things:

* Do i need certified copies of marriage certificate for EAD and AP, or just one copy for I-485?

* is the certified copy has to be requested from the city clerk ? short form or long form ?( we got a marriage certificate already on our marriage day ... seem photocopy of it is not sufficient).

 

Thank you in advance for any comments and remarks.


K-1 Visa:

 

05/12/2016 -- I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX
05/16/2016 -- I-129F delivered to Lewisville, TX
05/19/2016 -- NOA1 email and text, case routed to California Center (WAC) ==== NOA1 Date 05/18/2016
05/24/2016 -- NOA1 Hard Copy (I-797C) Received in mail
07/20/2016 -- NOA2 email from USCIS case Status and USCIS App ===== Case approved in 63 Days
07/27/2016 -- NOA2 Hard Copy (I-797) Received in mail
08/02/2016 -- NVC Case Received
08/03/2016 -- NVC Case # and Invoice ID Assigned
08/05/2016 -- Case In Transit to embassy
08/10/2016 -- Case ready at embassy
08/15/2016 -- Packet 3 Received (email)

08/17/2016 -- NVC Letter Received in mail (nothing important ... Useless)

09/19/2016 -- Finally the embassy open interview date after long wait ... 35 Days (interview scheduled for Oct 10)

10/05/2016 -- Medical done. but no sealed envelope given.

10/10/2016 -- Interview day 1 ( pay the fee, deliver paperwork, finger printed ... and told to comeback tomorrow to be interviewed by a CO )

10/11/2016 -- Interview day 2 ( AP with g221 for missing medical )

10/17/2016 -- Medical received and delivered to embassy

10/19/2016 -- VISA ISSUED

10/23/2016 -- VISA in hand 

AOS:

Spoiler

12/22/2016 -- POE

12/30/2016 -- Marriage

01/14/2017 -- AOS mailed to Chicago, IL

01/17/2017 -- AOS delivered to Chicago, IL

01/25/2017 -- 3 NOA1 emails and texts (I-485 / I-765 / I-131), case routed to MSC

01/30/2017 -- NOA1 Hard Copy (I-797C) Received in mail for I-485 only, Notice date January 24th

01/31/2017 -- NOA1 Hard Copy (I-797C) Received in mail for I-765 & I-131, Notice date January 24th

02/06/2017 -- Biometrics Appointment Notice Received in mail, Appointment Feb 13, 2017

02/13/2017 -- Biometrics Done

04/20/2017 -- EAD (only) Approval text & email notification (day 96 since case filled, 93 since received, 86 since NOA1)

04/24/2017 -- EAD & AP NOA2 Approval notice received in mail

04/25/2017 -- EAD (only) text & email notification that card was mailed

04/28/2017 -- EAD /AP combo card in hand

09/01/2017 -- AOS Approval text & email notification (day 230 since case filled, 227 since received, 220 since NOA1) Approved in 7.5 Month, Interview waived

09/05/2017 -- NOA2 Hard Copy (I-797) Received in mail for I-485, Notice date September 1st

09/06/2017 -- Text & email notification Green card was mailed

09/09/2017 -- Green card in hand

 

 

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Another question please ... for the I-131 AP form Part 3. where it ask fr departure date and length of trip. can i leave it blank since no exact date for travel is known so far.


K-1 Visa:

 

05/12/2016 -- I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX
05/16/2016 -- I-129F delivered to Lewisville, TX
05/19/2016 -- NOA1 email and text, case routed to California Center (WAC) ==== NOA1 Date 05/18/2016
05/24/2016 -- NOA1 Hard Copy (I-797C) Received in mail
07/20/2016 -- NOA2 email from USCIS case Status and USCIS App ===== Case approved in 63 Days
07/27/2016 -- NOA2 Hard Copy (I-797) Received in mail
08/02/2016 -- NVC Case Received
08/03/2016 -- NVC Case # and Invoice ID Assigned
08/05/2016 -- Case In Transit to embassy
08/10/2016 -- Case ready at embassy
08/15/2016 -- Packet 3 Received (email)

08/17/2016 -- NVC Letter Received in mail (nothing important ... Useless)

09/19/2016 -- Finally the embassy open interview date after long wait ... 35 Days (interview scheduled for Oct 10)

10/05/2016 -- Medical done. but no sealed envelope given.

10/10/2016 -- Interview day 1 ( pay the fee, deliver paperwork, finger printed ... and told to comeback tomorrow to be interviewed by a CO )

10/11/2016 -- Interview day 2 ( AP with g221 for missing medical )

10/17/2016 -- Medical received and delivered to embassy

10/19/2016 -- VISA ISSUED

10/23/2016 -- VISA in hand 

AOS:

Spoiler

12/22/2016 -- POE

12/30/2016 -- Marriage

01/14/2017 -- AOS mailed to Chicago, IL

01/17/2017 -- AOS delivered to Chicago, IL

01/25/2017 -- 3 NOA1 emails and texts (I-485 / I-765 / I-131), case routed to MSC

01/30/2017 -- NOA1 Hard Copy (I-797C) Received in mail for I-485 only, Notice date January 24th

01/31/2017 -- NOA1 Hard Copy (I-797C) Received in mail for I-765 & I-131, Notice date January 24th

02/06/2017 -- Biometrics Appointment Notice Received in mail, Appointment Feb 13, 2017

02/13/2017 -- Biometrics Done

04/20/2017 -- EAD (only) Approval text & email notification (day 96 since case filled, 93 since received, 86 since NOA1)

04/24/2017 -- EAD & AP NOA2 Approval notice received in mail

04/25/2017 -- EAD (only) text & email notification that card was mailed

04/28/2017 -- EAD /AP combo card in hand

09/01/2017 -- AOS Approval text & email notification (day 230 since case filled, 227 since received, 220 since NOA1) Approved in 7.5 Month, Interview waived

09/05/2017 -- NOA2 Hard Copy (I-797) Received in mail for I-485, Notice date September 1st

09/06/2017 -- Text & email notification Green card was mailed

09/09/2017 -- Green card in hand

 

 

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You only need a copy of the marriage certificate (photocopy should be fine but they can ask for certified copies in some cases) for the i-485. I sent a photocopy with each application just in case as I have changed my last name and I've seen people get their biometrics letters in their maiden names and had to get it corrected, so I decided to do the little extra in case it might help for them to see that I've actually changed my name. Even if it doesn't help any it was only two extra papers anyway.

 

 

We don't have a long or short version here so I don't know anout that one. Send long one to be on the safe side? The more info the better?

 

You don't have to put an intended date on the i-131, leave it blank if you want. I put a random date on mine.


K-1: 12-22-2015 - 09-07-2016 (260 days)

AP: 12-20-2016 - 04-07-2017 (108 days)

EAD: 01-18-2017 - 05-30-2017 (132 days)

AOS: 12-20-2016 - 07-26-2017 (217 days)

 

ROC: 04-19-2019 earliest filing date

 

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1 minute ago, Scandi said:

You only need a copy of the marriage certificate (photocopy should be fine but they can ask for certified copies in some cases) for the i-485. I sent a photocopy with each application just in case as I have changed my last name and I've seen people get their biometrics letters in their maiden names and had to get it corrected, so I decided to do the little extra in case it might help for them to see that I've actually changed my name. Even if it doesn't help any it was only two extra papers anyway.

 

 

We don't have a long or short version here so I don't know anout that one. Send long one to be on the safe side? The more info the better?

 

You don't have to put an intended date on the i-131, leave it blank if you want. I put a random date on mine.

thank you for the reply ..so just one certified copy and my package is complete the way it is .. nothing missing ?


K-1 Visa:

 

05/12/2016 -- I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX
05/16/2016 -- I-129F delivered to Lewisville, TX
05/19/2016 -- NOA1 email and text, case routed to California Center (WAC) ==== NOA1 Date 05/18/2016
05/24/2016 -- NOA1 Hard Copy (I-797C) Received in mail
07/20/2016 -- NOA2 email from USCIS case Status and USCIS App ===== Case approved in 63 Days
07/27/2016 -- NOA2 Hard Copy (I-797) Received in mail
08/02/2016 -- NVC Case Received
08/03/2016 -- NVC Case # and Invoice ID Assigned
08/05/2016 -- Case In Transit to embassy
08/10/2016 -- Case ready at embassy
08/15/2016 -- Packet 3 Received (email)

08/17/2016 -- NVC Letter Received in mail (nothing important ... Useless)

09/19/2016 -- Finally the embassy open interview date after long wait ... 35 Days (interview scheduled for Oct 10)

10/05/2016 -- Medical done. but no sealed envelope given.

10/10/2016 -- Interview day 1 ( pay the fee, deliver paperwork, finger printed ... and told to comeback tomorrow to be interviewed by a CO )

10/11/2016 -- Interview day 2 ( AP with g221 for missing medical )

10/17/2016 -- Medical received and delivered to embassy

10/19/2016 -- VISA ISSUED

10/23/2016 -- VISA in hand 

AOS:

Spoiler

12/22/2016 -- POE

12/30/2016 -- Marriage

01/14/2017 -- AOS mailed to Chicago, IL

01/17/2017 -- AOS delivered to Chicago, IL

01/25/2017 -- 3 NOA1 emails and texts (I-485 / I-765 / I-131), case routed to MSC

01/30/2017 -- NOA1 Hard Copy (I-797C) Received in mail for I-485 only, Notice date January 24th

01/31/2017 -- NOA1 Hard Copy (I-797C) Received in mail for I-765 & I-131, Notice date January 24th

02/06/2017 -- Biometrics Appointment Notice Received in mail, Appointment Feb 13, 2017

02/13/2017 -- Biometrics Done

04/20/2017 -- EAD (only) Approval text & email notification (day 96 since case filled, 93 since received, 86 since NOA1)

04/24/2017 -- EAD & AP NOA2 Approval notice received in mail

04/25/2017 -- EAD (only) text & email notification that card was mailed

04/28/2017 -- EAD /AP combo card in hand

09/01/2017 -- AOS Approval text & email notification (day 230 since case filled, 227 since received, 220 since NOA1) Approved in 7.5 Month, Interview waived

09/05/2017 -- NOA2 Hard Copy (I-797) Received in mail for I-485, Notice date September 1st

09/06/2017 -- Text & email notification Green card was mailed

09/09/2017 -- Green card in hand

 

 

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To add to this...

 

You might want to send as part of the backup for the I-864 a copy of the birth certificate/passport to prove U.S. Citizen status. The instructions say you don't have to if it's already been submitted with a prior application, but I've seen a good number of RFEs for that one as well. Better to be safe than sorry ;) 


Maria ~ U.S. Citizen Petitioner

 

11/28/15: Engaged (L)

K-1 & K-2 Process (Completed in 4 mos. 8 days)

 

1/19/16: I-129F Package recv'd by USCIS via FedEx overnight

1/21/16: NOA1 notice date, routed to CSC (1/28 recv'd hardcopy)

3/18/16: RFE Notification (3/23 recv'd hardcopy)

3/28/16: RFE Response Recv'd notification (3/26 delivered via USPS priority)

4/1/16: NOA2 Approval :dancing: (4/6 recv'd hardcopy)

4/25-4/26/16: NVC received case & assigned no. (5/2 recv'd hardcopy dated 4/29)

4/28/16: Left NVC, "In Transit" to consulate

5/2/16: Consulate Receives via DHL

5/9/16: Fiancée travels to CDJ to clear Case # issue & recv'd hardcopy appt letter

5/13/16: Medical & Biometrics Appt.

5/17/16: Interview Appt. - APPROVED :dance:

5/19/16: CEAC Status changed from "Ready" to "Issued"

5/23/16: Recv'd DHL tracking info via email

5/25/16 @10am: Package ready for pickup at DHL office; @3pm: Fiancée picks up packages - Visas in hand! :thumbs: 

8/5/16: Wedding (L)

AOS/EAD/AP Process, K-1 & K-2 (Completed in 4 mos. 15 days)

 

9/21/16: Package recv'd by USCIS via FedEx overnight [Day 1]

9/29/16: NOA1 notice date, text/email recv'd, routed to NBC, 10/4 case status avail [Day 9]

10/6/16: NOA1 Hardcopies recv'd [Day 16]

10/15/16: Biometrics Notice recv'd, NOA date 10/7, postmark 10/12 [Day 25]

10/19/16: AOS Cases (I-864) RFIE Notification, text recv'd, 10/24 recv'd hardcopy [Day 29]

10/27/16: Biometrics (Scheduled) Appt for AOS/EAD - Success [Day 37]

11/2/16: AOS Cases, RFIE Response Recv'd case status update, 10/28 delivered via FedEx) [Day 43]

12/14/16: EAD Cases, Filed SR w/ Tier 2, approaching regulatory timeframe [Day 85 / 76 w/ 9day RFIE delay]

12/21/16: EAD Cases, Filed 2nd SR w/ Tier 2, 1st SR hadn't even been looked at [Day 92]

12/23/16: AOS Case Status Updates - Interview Scheduled, text recv'd [Day 94] :dancing:

1/5/17: AOS Interview Appt Hardcopies recv'd, notice date 12/21/16 (Based on notice date, I believe 2nd SR prompted action on AOS cases) [Day 107]

1/9/17: EAD Cases Status Updates - New Card in Production, email recv'd [Day 111 / 102 w/ 9day RFIE delay]

1/12/17: EAD Cases Status Updates - Card Was Mailed, no email/txt [Day 114 / 105 w/ 9day RFIE delay]

1/14/17: AP Cases - Approval notice hardcopies recv'd, no email/txt/online update [Day 116 / 107 w/ 9day RFIE delay]

1/17/17: EAD/AP Combo Card recv'd via USPS Priority Mail [Day 119 / 110 w/ 9day RFIE delay]

1/27/17: AOS Interview :star: - APPROVED!! :dance:  [Day 129 / 120 w/ 9day RFIE delay ~ 4 mos.]

1/27/17: AOS Case status update - Approved | 1/31/17: New Card in Production | 2/1/17: Card Was Mailed

2/4/17: Green Cards Arrived :dancing:

ROC Process (Window opens up Oct 2018)

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12 minutes ago, MariaR323 said:

To add to this...

 

You might want to send as part of the backup for the I-864 a copy of the birth certificate/passport to prove U.S. Citizen status. The instructions say you don't have to if it's already been submitted with a prior application, but I've seen a good number of RFEs for that one as well. Better to be safe than sorry ;) 

I agree ... copy of the passport won't hurt .. thank you. 


K-1 Visa:

 

05/12/2016 -- I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX
05/16/2016 -- I-129F delivered to Lewisville, TX
05/19/2016 -- NOA1 email and text, case routed to California Center (WAC) ==== NOA1 Date 05/18/2016
05/24/2016 -- NOA1 Hard Copy (I-797C) Received in mail
07/20/2016 -- NOA2 email from USCIS case Status and USCIS App ===== Case approved in 63 Days
07/27/2016 -- NOA2 Hard Copy (I-797) Received in mail
08/02/2016 -- NVC Case Received
08/03/2016 -- NVC Case # and Invoice ID Assigned
08/05/2016 -- Case In Transit to embassy
08/10/2016 -- Case ready at embassy
08/15/2016 -- Packet 3 Received (email)

08/17/2016 -- NVC Letter Received in mail (nothing important ... Useless)

09/19/2016 -- Finally the embassy open interview date after long wait ... 35 Days (interview scheduled for Oct 10)

10/05/2016 -- Medical done. but no sealed envelope given.

10/10/2016 -- Interview day 1 ( pay the fee, deliver paperwork, finger printed ... and told to comeback tomorrow to be interviewed by a CO )

10/11/2016 -- Interview day 2 ( AP with g221 for missing medical )

10/17/2016 -- Medical received and delivered to embassy

10/19/2016 -- VISA ISSUED

10/23/2016 -- VISA in hand 

AOS:

Spoiler

12/22/2016 -- POE

12/30/2016 -- Marriage

01/14/2017 -- AOS mailed to Chicago, IL

01/17/2017 -- AOS delivered to Chicago, IL

01/25/2017 -- 3 NOA1 emails and texts (I-485 / I-765 / I-131), case routed to MSC

01/30/2017 -- NOA1 Hard Copy (I-797C) Received in mail for I-485 only, Notice date January 24th

01/31/2017 -- NOA1 Hard Copy (I-797C) Received in mail for I-765 & I-131, Notice date January 24th

02/06/2017 -- Biometrics Appointment Notice Received in mail, Appointment Feb 13, 2017

02/13/2017 -- Biometrics Done

04/20/2017 -- EAD (only) Approval text & email notification (day 96 since case filled, 93 since received, 86 since NOA1)

04/24/2017 -- EAD & AP NOA2 Approval notice received in mail

04/25/2017 -- EAD (only) text & email notification that card was mailed

04/28/2017 -- EAD /AP combo card in hand

09/01/2017 -- AOS Approval text & email notification (day 230 since case filled, 227 since received, 220 since NOA1) Approved in 7.5 Month, Interview waived

09/05/2017 -- NOA2 Hard Copy (I-797) Received in mail for I-485, Notice date September 1st

09/06/2017 -- Text & email notification Green card was mailed

09/09/2017 -- Green card in hand

 

 

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On 1/5/2017 at 4:58 PM, MariaR323 said:

To add to this...

 

You might want to send as part of the backup for the I-864 a copy of the birth certificate/passport to prove U.S. Citizen status. The instructions say you don't have to if it's already been submitted with a prior application, but I've seen a good number of RFEs for that one as well. Better to be safe than sorry ;) 

Primary petitioner/sponsors are getting RFEs for proof of citizenship for the I-864? Not seen this before. Know of any links to the RFE posts?


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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7 hours ago, FethiKatie said:

Congratulations on your wedding!!  Good luck with the process.  Fethi and I are here in SC and we will get married in a couple weeks.

Thank you for your great posts. They help us a lot.

~Katie

Thank you so much !! glad you guys made it too and you are together ... enjoy the happpy times...good luck on the rest of the journey !


K-1 Visa:

 

05/12/2016 -- I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX
05/16/2016 -- I-129F delivered to Lewisville, TX
05/19/2016 -- NOA1 email and text, case routed to California Center (WAC) ==== NOA1 Date 05/18/2016
05/24/2016 -- NOA1 Hard Copy (I-797C) Received in mail
07/20/2016 -- NOA2 email from USCIS case Status and USCIS App ===== Case approved in 63 Days
07/27/2016 -- NOA2 Hard Copy (I-797) Received in mail
08/02/2016 -- NVC Case Received
08/03/2016 -- NVC Case # and Invoice ID Assigned
08/05/2016 -- Case In Transit to embassy
08/10/2016 -- Case ready at embassy
08/15/2016 -- Packet 3 Received (email)

08/17/2016 -- NVC Letter Received in mail (nothing important ... Useless)

09/19/2016 -- Finally the embassy open interview date after long wait ... 35 Days (interview scheduled for Oct 10)

10/05/2016 -- Medical done. but no sealed envelope given.

10/10/2016 -- Interview day 1 ( pay the fee, deliver paperwork, finger printed ... and told to comeback tomorrow to be interviewed by a CO )

10/11/2016 -- Interview day 2 ( AP with g221 for missing medical )

10/17/2016 -- Medical received and delivered to embassy

10/19/2016 -- VISA ISSUED

10/23/2016 -- VISA in hand 

AOS:

Spoiler

12/22/2016 -- POE

12/30/2016 -- Marriage

01/14/2017 -- AOS mailed to Chicago, IL

01/17/2017 -- AOS delivered to Chicago, IL

01/25/2017 -- 3 NOA1 emails and texts (I-485 / I-765 / I-131), case routed to MSC

01/30/2017 -- NOA1 Hard Copy (I-797C) Received in mail for I-485 only, Notice date January 24th

01/31/2017 -- NOA1 Hard Copy (I-797C) Received in mail for I-765 & I-131, Notice date January 24th

02/06/2017 -- Biometrics Appointment Notice Received in mail, Appointment Feb 13, 2017

02/13/2017 -- Biometrics Done

04/20/2017 -- EAD (only) Approval text & email notification (day 96 since case filled, 93 since received, 86 since NOA1)

04/24/2017 -- EAD & AP NOA2 Approval notice received in mail

04/25/2017 -- EAD (only) text & email notification that card was mailed

04/28/2017 -- EAD /AP combo card in hand

09/01/2017 -- AOS Approval text & email notification (day 230 since case filled, 227 since received, 220 since NOA1) Approved in 7.5 Month, Interview waived

09/05/2017 -- NOA2 Hard Copy (I-797) Received in mail for I-485, Notice date September 1st

09/06/2017 -- Text & email notification Green card was mailed

09/09/2017 -- Green card in hand

 

 

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