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Just got married, now what do I do?!!!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Hey Guys,

So I just got married in Vegas last week (SO MUCH FUN!), now I'm confused as to what to do next. :wacko:

I checked out the forms I need to file (I-765, I-485, I-864, G325A) - but is that all?

Also, I'm getting conflicting information for Advanced Parole. The guy at the border says I don't need to file for one (I'm Canadian) - but I'm hearing on here that we need to. ARGH!

When I got married, I got a buncha papers - are those enough to file for AOS? Or do I have to wait for my abstract marriage license?

Help! :blink:

I just want to get the ball rolling but feel like I can't!


Our long drawn out story:

I-129F Sent : 2007-04-09

I-129F NOA1 : 2007-04-18

I-129F NOA2 : 2007-08-21

NVC Received : 2007-09-24

Packet 3 Received : 2007-10-04

Interview Date : 2008-02-06 APPROVED!!

Visa Received : 2008-02-15

US Entry : April 2008

Marriage : 2008-05-26

AOS/EAD/AP Sent: 2008-06-26

AOS/EAD/AP NOA1: 2008-07-05

Biometrics Appointment Letter received: 2008-07-12

Biometrics Appointment: 2008-07-23

RFE: 2008-07-28

Mailed in RFE Documents: 2008-10-21

AP received (FINALLY!): 2008-11-29

EAD received (FINALLY!): 2008-12-03

Interview Date: 2009-02-02

Greencard Received: 2009-10-2009

ROC:

Mailed documents: 2011-01-05

Docs arrived at USCIS: 2011-01-06

NOA received: 2011-01-13 (give or take a day)

Biometrics Letter Received: (I forgot what date...)

Biometrics Appointment: 2011-02-14

RFE Received: 2011-03-28

GREEN CARD APPROVED: 2011-04-20

GREEN CARD RECEIVED: 2011-4-25

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: China
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ALL K-1 require AP to travel out of an then return to the USA, USCIS considers a K-1 leaving the country without AP to be abandoning AOS. Canada is no exception. FAQ: http://www.visajourney.com/faq/k1k2visa-aos.html#6.7

If you marry in Las Vegas, you can take the executed marriage license back to the county courthouse and are able to walk out of there with marriage cert in hand. http://www.accessclarkcounty.com/depts/cle...nformation.aspx

You need marriage cert in order to file the AOS.

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http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...mp;page=k1k3aos


OUR TIME LINE Please do a timeline it helps us all, thanks.

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Visa issues, and lots of info about the Guangzhou and Hong Kong consulate.

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AP and EAD are included in the price of AOS. Just go ahead and file for it regardless of what the border guy said.


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AOS

Mailed AOS, EAD and AP Sept 11 '07

Recieved NOA1's for all Sept 23 or 24 '07

Bio appt. Oct. 24 '07

EAD/AP approved Nov 26 '07

Got the AP Dec. 3 '07

AOS interview Feb 7th (5 days after the 1 year anniversary of our K1 NOA1!

Stuck in FBI name checks...

Got the GC July '08

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Filed: Other Country: Costa Rica
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I just got married in Vegas on May 17th. I have been fillling out paperwork as well. You should of gotten your marriage liscense from whoever married you. You can make a copy of this and send it with your paperwork. Just take the orig with you to your biometric appt. I have talked with a few others who have done this and everything was fine. If you read the intructions on the i485 it states that you can send copies. Which means that it does not have to be a certified copy.


Taye

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Filed: Country: Spain
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I just got married in Vegas on May 17th. I have been fillling out paperwork as well. You should of gotten your marriage liscense from whoever married you. You can make a copy of this and send it with your paperwork. Just take the orig with you to your biometric appt. I have talked with a few others who have done this and everything was fine. If you read the intructions on the i485 it states that you can send copies. Which means that it does not have to be a certified copy.

You will need a copy of the certified marriage certificate.

The guy wo married you does not give you anything back that is useful.. He fills out the paperwork and sends it to the Clark County Clerk. About a week later you can contact the clerks' office and order a certified copy for $10, or order it thru the Clark Cunty web-site.

You can send copies but the copies have to be copies of the certified originals.


I finally got rid of the never ending money drain. I called the plumber, and got the problem fixed. I wish her the best.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: England
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I got an original document from the minister. It has the state seal, signatures from minister, witness. I was able to take home with me.

I got one of those too but you'll find that they are just 'souvenirs' and not official Marriage Certificates. You need to apply for your certificate a week or so after getting married and pay $10 for each copy.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Thanks for the help guys!!

Ya, I figure it wouldn't hurt applying for the AP.

As for the Marriage certificate - I got all sorts of confused on that too. The minister however DID tell us to try to file our application for the certified copy right away - which we didn't and we waited a week later after we got back home. Searching for a place that will give you a money order when you're busy in Vegas isn't on the to do list!! But after coming back home, I ended up sending the one form to the Clark County Recorder - but then got sent 2 OTHER forms recently. You can order the Abstract or the Certified Copy. I can't remember what I ordered from the Clark County either - so just in case, I ordered a Certified Copy from whatever company that was. Why can't they make just ONE certificate that you need for all purposes??

I'm in the process of filling out all the paperwork as we speak. I just hate having to dig thru the crapload of old paperwork to search for info I don't know right off the bat (parent's birth years, etc.).

Thanks for the advice guys!!

And Congrats to you Yoshi!


Our long drawn out story:

I-129F Sent : 2007-04-09

I-129F NOA1 : 2007-04-18

I-129F NOA2 : 2007-08-21

NVC Received : 2007-09-24

Packet 3 Received : 2007-10-04

Interview Date : 2008-02-06 APPROVED!!

Visa Received : 2008-02-15

US Entry : April 2008

Marriage : 2008-05-26

AOS/EAD/AP Sent: 2008-06-26

AOS/EAD/AP NOA1: 2008-07-05

Biometrics Appointment Letter received: 2008-07-12

Biometrics Appointment: 2008-07-23

RFE: 2008-07-28

Mailed in RFE Documents: 2008-10-21

AP received (FINALLY!): 2008-11-29

EAD received (FINALLY!): 2008-12-03

Interview Date: 2009-02-02

Greencard Received: 2009-10-2009

ROC:

Mailed documents: 2011-01-05

Docs arrived at USCIS: 2011-01-06

NOA received: 2011-01-13 (give or take a day)

Biometrics Letter Received: (I forgot what date...)

Biometrics Appointment: 2011-02-14

RFE Received: 2011-03-28

GREEN CARD APPROVED: 2011-04-20

GREEN CARD RECEIVED: 2011-4-25

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