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I am still pending status so took along all my documentation (SSN, passport, Florida ID, Marriage certificate, etc etc.) and a check from the US Treasury and tried to open a bank account.

They got bogged down in the expired visa and refused to open an account, anyone else had this experience?


July 5, 2005 Married Las Vegas

AOS Process

Aug 5, 2005 AOS Sent as K2 Teenage Son arrived on August 6

NOA 1 arrived dated Aug 12, 2005 number on it differs by 1 digit from that on reverse of check so USCIS site now reflects the process

K2 needs EAD before SSN number will be assigned

Touched August 24 2005

Biometrics Appt letter arrives April 24 2006

Transfer to CSCE notified by email May 26 2006

Touched May 27 2006 then 6/7/8/9th June

Biometrics 2nd Appt for June 23

Welcome letter Mailed June 13 notified by email, arrives June 17 2006

Biometrics for Photo June 23

Touched June 23

June 24 Email from CRIS - Your card will be mailed as soon as it is ready

June 27 touched

June 28 Email your application was approved June 28

June 29 2006 Touched

GREENCARD

July 21 2006, Neighbour brought letter. Green Card 06/08/2006 no errors on it, was delivered to wrong mailbox, so I cancelled infopass for July 24 in Miami

USCIS and I have a date Mar 10 2008 to mail I-751

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sorry to hear that, wish I could be of help but I'm not at that point yet.

But, how about trying at another bank :whistle:

good luck tho :thumbs:

Edited by kml_36

LIFTING OF CONDITIONS

08/26/08 filling date

08/27/08 NOA1

09/12/08 Notice for BIO

10/01/08 BIO

02/04/09 RFE received

02/20/09 RFE mailed

03/03/09 APPROVED

03/16/09 NEW CARD RECEIVED

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When I added my husband (UKC) to my existing bank accounts (I'm the USC) there was a MOUNTAIN of paperwork for us to fill out. Since he does not have a Visa, they only needed his passport and UK driver's license for ID, and he just had to sign something saying he was not a USC. We just had a lot of forms to fill in & sign though. (they said it was due to changes in the law since 9/11)

Maybe you should try opening a joint account with your USC spouse first. Once a bank has you in their system then it's really simple to open a 2nd account (I did my money market account online since I already had a checking account) so then you could get your own account.

Just a thought... :whistle:


CR-1:

14-Dec-05: Sent I-130 to London for DCF

28-Dec-05: Letter from Embassy denying due to LLR

17-Jan-06: RFE from TX due to "lack of payment"; USCIS won't accept credit card form from Embassy

01-Feb-06: Sent new I-130 to TX with personal check

13-Feb-06: NOA1

02-June-06: NOA2

05-June-06: Case received at NVC; case # assigned

26-June-06: DS-3032 Choice of Agent rec'd via snail mail

06-July-06: DS-3032 COA mailed; AOS bill mailed

24-July-06: IV bill generated

31-July-06: I-864 rec'd via snail mail; IV bill rec'd

31-Aug-06: IV bill mailed (delayed due to move to US)

21-Sep-06: DS-230 rec'd via snail mail

02-Oct-06: DS-230 & I-864 mailed

08-Nov-06: Case completed at NVC & forwarded to London Embassy!!!

28-Feb-07: Final Interview at London Embassy

01-Mar-07: Visa in hand!!!

Removal of Conditions:

16-Feb-09: I-751 sent to VSC

23-Feb-09: I-751 NOA1

10-Apr-09: Biometrics Appt

02-Sep-09: Approved - 10-yr Green Card Production Ordered

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I am still pending status so took along all my documentation (SSN, passport, Florida ID, Marriage certificate, etc etc.) and a check from the US Treasury and tried to open a bank account.

They got bogged down in the expired visa and refused to open an account, anyone else had this experience?

I was able to open an account while i was here on a visit, the bank was bank one, now chase!!....i didnt have a visa when i opened it or a SSN!!


Amanda-England (Yorkshire)- Mark-USA(Michigan)

April/04/2005- Visa journey began!!

We did both K3 & CR1 visa's, got both!!- I returned to England for my CR1 interview after first arriving on a K3 visa!!

May/25th 2006- Green card arrives in the mail................YAY!!

19th June 2006 I Had to go to the Social Security Office to get my number, the DS-230 didnt work for me!!

26-June-2006- Social Security# arrived in the mail....YAY!!

Feb 2008 lift conditions <<<reminder to self!!<<<< went to England for a visit instead, no rush right, 90 days is a long time,LOL

Removing Conditions Begins

Mailed I-751 April 12th 2008

signed for @ NSC April 16th

NOA date April 16th

Conditional GC expired May 5th 2008

Biometrics Detroit May 10th 2008

10 year Green card ordered August 20th 2008

Citizenship any time from feb 2009

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My only advice is try as many banks as you have patience for... I couldn't get an account either until I had my EAD.


Karen - Melbourne, Australia/John - Florida, USA

- Proposal (20 August 2000) to marriage (19 December 2004) - 4 years, 3 months, 25 days (1,578 days)

STAGE 1 - Applying for K1 (15 September 2003) to K1 Approval (13 July 2004) - 9 months, 29 days (303 days)

STAGE 2A - Arriving in US (4 Nov 2004) to AOS Application (16 April 2005) - 5 months, 13 days (164 days)

STAGE 2B - Applying for AOS to GC Approval - 9 months, 4 days (279 days)

STAGE 3 - Lifting Conditions. Filing (19 Dec 2007) to Approval (December 11 2008)

STAGE 4 - CITIZENSHIP (filing under 5-year rule - residency start date on green card Jan 11th, 2006)

*N400 filed December 15, 2011

*Interview March 12, 2012

*Oath Ceremony March 23, 2012.

ALL DONE!!!!!!!!

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I am still pending status so took along all my documentation (SSN, passport, Florida ID, Marriage certificate, etc etc.) and a check from the US Treasury and tried to open a bank account.

They got bogged down in the expired visa and refused to open an account, anyone else had this experience?

Two forms of ID and a SSN not good enough at that bank. Go to the one across the street. If your USC spouse has an account at the bank that turned you down, take that across the street as well. The bank you've been dealing with has either a rather ####### interpretatation of the US Patriot Act to work with or is "blessed" with grossly incompetent management and staff at the particular branch. My gut tells me it is the latter...

Edited by ET-US2004

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I had no trouble opening an account at Washington Mutual.

I had my SSN, passport, and $200 cash.

I did ask them for their wire tranfer info as I was going to be tranfering HUGE amounts of cash from offshore accounts in the comming months ... LOL. ... received gold mastercard in mail 1 week later.

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I had no trouble opening an account at Washington Mutual.

I had my SSN, passport, and $200 cash.

I did ask them for their wire tranfer info as I was going to be tranfering HUGE amounts of cash from offshore accounts in the comming months ... LOL. ... received gold mastercard in mail 1 week later.

HILLARIOUS :lol:


La Verdadera y El Sincero - Siempre

2005 - 2006 Spent falling in love

22 May 2006 My journey to Nigeria

24 May 2006 David proposes to me

9 June 2006 Mailed I129F to TSC

30 June 2006 NOA-1

Case Transferred to CSC

27 July 2006 Touched

5 Sept 2006 Called USCIS for case / IMBRA status

14 Sept 2006 Touched

19 Sept 2006 Touched Again!

23 Sept 2006 Received IMBRA RFE by postal mail (postmarked 20 Sept 2006)

25 Sept 2006 Response to IMBRA RFE sent Priority Mail w/Delivery Confirmation

29 Sept 2006 Rec'd Email stating RFE received

1 Oct 2006 Touched - Same RFE rec'd message

17 Oct 2006 NOA-2 Rec'd via Email

23 Oct 2006 NOA-2 Rec'd via Postal Mail

9 Nov 2006 Email from NVC (response to my inquiry) w/NVC case# - file to Lagos 6 Nov

13 Nov 2006 Received NVC letter via Postal Mail

20 Nov 2006 Fiance went to Lagos Consulate- Interview Date Received

7 Feb 2007 Interview-VISA GRANTED!!! -

12 Feb 2007 Visa in Hand!!! ***Scheduled arrival 23 Feb 2007***

23 Feb 2007 Arrived JFK USA!!!

12 May 2007 Married

23 May 2007 Filed AOS

25 May 2007 Rec'd NOA1

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