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arrowF1 Student married to us citizen- IMP questions bout i765, i864
August 25, 2016, 2:49 am Last comment by KierenHby

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Hi Everyone, (This is a long detailed post) 


So i am an F1 student currently on opt, I met my now husband 2 years ago 8 months into my culinary degree, although we did not go to the same university we met in NYC fell in love and got married. He traveled to India with my in July so meet my family and friends. We came back to NY a month later and decided to get married on Aug 3rd.  My opt/ead card expires on Sept 29,2016. We are currently in the process of filing AOS, so that i can continue living here and start a family, 


- I am worried that this may send some red flags as time of when i entered US and marriage was less than a month, although we have been dating for the last 2 years. We have pictures, email exchanges/texts and affidavits from friends and family confirming that we do know each other for a while and how our relationship progressed. All of which we will submit and also carry along for the interview when time comes.


Question- I want to know if there is any other precaution that we need to take/submit? 




NOW QUERIES ON SPECIFIC FORMS, i have divided them in categories! (ocd in me) :P



1. I-765 <work authorization card>


What option should i choose under “I am applying for,” ----> 1. “Permission to accept employment.”  2. Replacement  OR 3. Renewal of my Permission to accept employment. 


I have an EAD card right now under my F1 visa which expires on Sep 29th 2016. There is confusion over option 1 & 3 mostly. 



2. I-864 <affidavit of support>


Talking about PART 6 - Sponsors Employment & Income, here they give an option to add other household members income details, We have decided to include my income so that i can show that i have been working and can contribute and support myself financially, now as far i know, because i am the principal immigrant i do not need to fill a separate form I-864A(contract between sponsor & household member). 


Further they ask details about last 3 years taxes.


Q1. Do you recommend submitting W2's for all 3 years or tax returns would be sufficient? Btw he only has copies of his W2 for 2015, he does not have copies for years 2013/2014.Can we submit W2 just for 2015 and tax return for 2013/2014/2015? OR we need to locate all the W2's? 


Q2. Do i have to submit my W2 and tax returns as well because we have included my income in the household?




3.  G-1145 <E notification form>


Do i need to file a separate G1145 for each form we are submitting so total would be 4? Or just 1 is enough for the entire packet? 




4. G-325A <biographic information, filled by Him (petitioner/sponsor) & Me (alien spouse) total 2 need to be filled. 

  • This form is submitted in connection with an application for ---> 1. Naturilization   2. Status As Permanent Resident   3. Others
  •  G-325 filled by a U.S. citizen, what option should he choose?
  • The Alien spouse (ME) should check which option on the form ? 







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arrowQuestions for AOS Interview.
August 24, 2016, 4:30 pm Last comment by KayDeeCee

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Hello everyone.We passed our AOS Interview and I got my PR card in mail today.I am posting a list of questions to prepare for the AOS Interview.Best of luck for you Immigration journey.


Development of Your Relationship


Ø Did you exchange phone numbers? 

Ø How long have you known each other?

Ø How did you meet?

Ø When did we meet in person?

Ø Where did you meet the first time?

Ø Who approached the other and how?

Ø Did you make arrangements to meet again? 

Ø Did you exchange phone numbers? 

Ø When did you meet next? 

Ø Where did you go? How did you get there? Describe it.

Ø Did you and your spouse go anywhere together at that time?

Ø Where did you go for dates?

Ø Where were you living at the time? Where was your spouse living?

Ø Did your wife visit you before the marriage and where?

Ø What did the two of you have in common?

Ø When did your relationship turn romantic?

Ø When was the last time you had sex with your wife?

Ø Where was the last place you had sex with your wife?

Ø What kind of birth control do you use?

Ø What color is your wife underwear today?

Ø How long was it before you decided to get married?

Ø Who proposed to whom?

Ø Why did you decide to have a [long, short] engagement?

Ø Did your parents approve of the match? Why or why not?

Ø What do I love about my fiancé?


The Wedding


Ø Why was my fiancé’s first marriage not working out?

Ø When did my fiancé propose?

Ø When did you decide to get married? Where were you at the time? 

Ø Did you live together before marriage?

Ø Where were you living at the time? Where was your spouse living? 

Ø Where had you purchased these rings? Did you and your spouse purchase them together?

Ø When and where did you get married? How did you and your spouse get to the church, courthouse, etc.?

Ø Was there music or other entertainment?

Ø How many people attended your wedding?

Ø Who were the witnesses to the ceremony?

Ø Who were the bridesmaids/groomsmen?

Ø Did any of your and your spouse's, family members attend? If so, who?

Ø Did each of your parents attend?

Ø Did you exchange wedding rings?

Ø Do you have any photos of the ceremony and /or reception?

Ø Did you have a reception after the ceremony?

Ø Where was it held? 

Ø Describe the reception.

Ø How late did the guests stay?

Ø If you did not have a reception, what did you do after the wedding ceremony?

Ø Describe the place where you lived right after the marriage. Number of bedrooms and bathrooms; furnishings; color of walls, floor coverings, appliances, etc; type of air conditioning, heating, etc; # of telephones, televisions, etc. Do you have cable television? 

Ø Did you go on a honeymoon? If so, when and where?


Regular Routines


Ø Who gets up first? At what time?

Ø How many alarm clocks do you set in the morning?

Ø Who makes breakfast?

Ø What does each of you eat for breakfast?

Ø Does your spouse drink coffee in the morning?

Ø What day is your garbage picked up?

Ø Who cleans the house?

Ø How often do you have to do laundry and who does it?

Ø When do you do laundry and when was the last time it was done?

Ø Who takes care of paying the bills?

Ø Do you have a cat, dog, or other pet? Who feeds it? Who walks it (or cleans its kitty litter box, cage, etc.)?

Ø Do you and/or your spouse attend regular religious services? Where?

Ø Where do you keep the spare toilet paper?

Ø What time do the working spouse or spouses arrive home?


The Cooking


Ø Where do you shop for groceries? Do you go together with your spouse? How do you get there? 

Ø Who cooks the meals at the house?

Ø How many times a week on average do you eat out?

Ø What is your favorite restaurant for special occasions? For weekly outings?

Ø What is your spouse's favorite/least food? What is your favorite/least food?

Ø Is there a particular food that you eat every week?

Ø Does your spouse drink coffee? If so, does he or she use cream and/or sugar?

Ø Do you have a barbecue grill? Do you use it?


Other Family Members


Ø What are the names of family members: parents, brothers and sisters?

Ø Have you met each other’s parents?

Ø How often do you see each other’s parents?

Ø When was the last time you saw them? Where? For how long?

Ø How does each of you get along with your parents-in-law?

Ø On important holidays, do you buy individual gifts for your parents-in-law? Do they buy individual gifts for you?


Home Technology


Ø How many land-line telephones are in your house? Where are they?

Ø Do you have an answering machine on your home telephone? Who checks the messages?

Ø How many televisions are in the house? In which rooms? Do you watch shows together, or separately? Name one show that you always watch together.

Ø Do you record any television shows?

Ø Do you subscribe to a DVD rental service?

Ø Do you have internet? Who is your provider?

Ø Does your spouse listen to the radio? What station?

Ø Do you have a camera? Who uses it most often? Who takes pictures at important family occasions?

Ø How many cars do you have?

Ø Do you have a garage? Who parks in it? Do you use a garage door opener?


In the Bedroom


Ø Describe your bedroom. Where do you keep your clothes? Where does your spouse keep his or her clothes? Where is the bathroom towels kept? Where do you keep the dirty clothes?

Ø Do you have closets in your bedroom and how many?

Ø Are the closets built inside the walls or not?

Ø Do you have a regular mattress, futon, or waterbed?

Ø What size is your bed (Twin, Queen, or King)?

Ø How many windows are there in your bedroom?

Ø What color are your spouse’s pajamas?

Ø Who sleeps on each side of the bed?

Ø What form of contraception (birth control) do you use?

Ø When was your wife’s last menstrual period?

Ø Do either of you read or watch television before going to sleep? Do you have lamps next to your bed?

Ø Have you ever had an argument that resulted in one of you sleeping in another room? Who, and which room?

Ø Do you leave any lights on when you go to sleep at night?


The Rest of the House


Ø Do you have windows in the kitchen and in the bathroom and how many?

Ø How many keys open the doors to your apartment?

Ø How many people live in your house?

Ø Do you live in a home or apartment? Who pays the mortgage or rent? How much is it?

Ø Is there a carpet in your front hallway? What color is your sofa a regular one or does it have a pull-out bed?

Ø What type of curtains or window coverings are in your living room? What color?

Ø How many staircases are in your house?

Ø How many sinks, toilets, and showers are there in your house or apartment in total?

Ø Where do you keep extra rolls of toilet paper?

Ø Where do you keep your dirty clothes?

Ø What is the color of the laundry bag?

Ø Do you have a shower curtain or a glass door?

Ø Where did you get the furniture? Was it already there, did you buy it, was it a gift, or did it come from your, or your spouse’s, previous residence?

Ø Have you ever had houseguests sleep there?

Ø Where is the garbage kept in the kitchen?

Ø Do you have any pets? What kind, what are their names, and describe them?

Ø What public means of transportation is closest to where you live?

Ø How many floors are in your building and what floor you live on?

Ø Do you have a fire escape where you both live?

Ø What color is the microwave?

Ø What colors are your: refrigerator, kitchen table, coach, computer, etc?




Ø What is husband's birthday?


Ø What is wife's birthday?


Ø What did you do for your spouse’s last birthday?


Ø What did you give/get as a gift for a birthday?

Ø When is your wedding anniversary?

Ø When is your first date anniversary?

Ø What religious holidays do you celebrate together?

Ø What’s the most important holiday of the year in your

Ø Household? Where do you typically celebrate it?

Ø What did the two of you do last New Year’s Eve? Fourth of July?

Ø Have you and your spouse gone to see a movie or other form

Ø Of entertainment lately? When, and what did you see?

Ø Do you go to church with your wife and where?


Joint stuff


Ø Do you have a bank account together? Where? What kind of account? (Checking, savings). 

Ø Did you file a joint tax return this year? Do you have a copy with you?

Ø Do you have an insurance policy listing your spouse as the beneficiary? If so, do you have a copy? 

Ø Do you have any utility bills, or receipts from items you have purchased together?

Ø Do you own any property together? What property? Did you bring copies of the documents with you?

Ø Where do you live now? (If different from where you lived right after the marriage, then go over the same questions as above). How much is the rent? When is it paid? How do you pay it? 

Ø When did you move into your present apartment?

Ø How long have you lived in your current address?

Ø What kind of automobile do you and your spouse have? Describe them.

Ø Have you taken any trips or vacations together? Do you have photos from these trips?

Ø What other documentation do you have to show that you are living together as husband and wife?

Ø Where did you get the furniture? Was it already there, did you buy it, was it a gift, or did it come from your, or your spouse's, previous residence? 

Ø Do you know your spouse's family members? If so, which ones? If your spouse has children from a previous marriage, their names, ages, where they live, and where they go to school, if applicable. 

Ø Did you go to the doctor with your spouse for medical examination for the interview?

Ø Where was the medical examination done?

Ø How much did you pay for medical examination?

Ø When was the medical examination done?


Knowing each other


Ø How old both of you?

Ø Name and Date of Birth of wife.

Ø Name and Date of Birth of husband.

Ø Where was he born?

Ø Where was she born?

Ø When did my fiancé divorce?

Ø Do I have any brothers and sisters?

Ø Does my fiancé’s have any brothers and sisters?

Ø Do you know your spouses family members? If so, which ones? If your spouse has children from a previous marriage, their names, ages, where they live, and where they go to school, if applicable.

Ø Where do my fiancé’s parents live?

Ø Does he have children? Do you know how old they are?

Ø Do you plan to have children with your wife?

Ø Where have you lived in the past 5 years?

Ø What was your last address outside the USA?

Ø Who are your employers for the last 5 years?

Ø Where does your spouse work? What days of the week? What hours? What is the salary, if you know?

Ø When did your spouse begin working with her present employer?

Ø Where do you work? What days of the week do you work? What hours do you work? What is your salary? 

Ø When did your begin working with her present employer?

Ø What is your telephone # at work? 

Ø What is your spouse's telephone # at work? 

Ø When was the last time your spouse got a vacation from work?

Ø When was the last vacation you and your spouse took together?

Ø Has your spouse ever traveled since you got married?

Ø Where and when did she travel?

Ø How long did her trip last?

Ø Do you or your spouse smoke and what kind of cigarettes?

Ø Does your wife use any medication?

Ø Do you or your wife have any scars or tattoos? If so, where on the body?

Ø Was your spouse inspected by US immigration officer at the point of entry?

Ø What is the name of your spouse's prior husband and the date their marriage ended?




Day Before


Ø Did you or your spouse go to work yesterday? If so, at what time did you and/or your spouse leave the house and return?

Ø Did you eat dinner together last night? Did anyone else have dinner with you? What did you have?

Ø What time was dinner served? Who cooked it?

Ø Did you watch TV after dinner? What shows did you watch?

Ø Did you have the air conditioning or heater on?

Ø At what time did you go to bed? Who went to bed first?

Ø Did you have breakfast? Where and what did you eat?

Ø Did you or your spouse take a shower?

Ø Did you come to the interview together? Who drove?

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arrowNotify NVC about AOS
August 24, 2016, 10:30 am Last comment by ddddgggg.visa

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I am on F1 Visa in the United States and I applied for permanent residency using I-130 on 06/05/2015. My case was approved by USCIS on 02/11/2016, but it was sent to NVC and I need to adjust my status. What is the best way to let them know and get my case back on track?


I was considering to mail or email them requesting the change, but that might put my case on hold until USCIS takes over. Just trying to weigh my options before I take action.


Appreciate your help in advance.

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arrowTourist Visa India
August 23, 2016, 4:30 am Last comment by abhishek_meli

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Hello guys. My father would be applying for B1/B2 visa to visit me with my mother ,who already has a visa and visited before. Now I got my CR1 recently this month and will be travelling soon. So when my father goes for the interview as I know that he has to show all ties back in his country but what should he say if the officer asks what I do,because I wont be getting job anytime soon and maybe I will start his visa process this month. He wants to be very honest but Im confused if he should mention about my visa.  


Sorry for such silly question but Im confused. Any kind of help will be appreciated. Thank You.

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arrowCR-1 Spouse visa : Evidence of a bonafide marriage
August 22, 2016, 9:01 pm Last comment by Beth & Achraf

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Hello Everyone,

I am planning to get married to my fiancee within next 1 month and will apply for CR-1 visa for her.. And i was just going through the checklist  for applying CR-1 visa (http://www.visajourney.com/content/i130guide1)  and it seems like I have to show an evidence of a bonafide marriage and below are the list which i can show as an proof.


1. Documentation showing joint ownership or property; 

or 2. A lease showing joint tenancy of a common residence; 

or 3. Documentation showing co-mingling of financial resources; 

or 4. Birth certificate(s) of child(ren) born to you, the petitioner, and your spouse together; 

or 5. Affidavits sworn to or affirmed by third parties having personal knowledge of the bona fides of the marital relationship (Each affidavit must contain the full name and address, date and place of birth of the person making the affidavit, his or her relationship to the petitioner of beneficiary, if any, and complete information and details explaining how the person acquired his or her knowledge of your marriage); 

or 6. Any other relevant documentation to establish that there is an ongoing marital union.


But I don't have any of the above proofs that I can show as an evidence of a bonafide marriage, as right now I am in USA and my fiancee is in India. Can you please guide/ help me on what i can do for the same .


Thanks in Advance.

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