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Been hanging out at the K1 forums until now. ;) Luckily for me I now have the woman formerly known as my fiance (read: now wife) with me and we are now starting our journey through keep her here in the states. Anyways, whats the next step? We filed all the legal paperwork for the marriage and were legally married before a judge on Tuesday.

Anyways, I believe I need to file an I-485 for adjustment of status as well as an I-765 so she can work. Is this correct or am I missing something? Is there anything else that will need to be sent? I have certified copies of our marriage license.

Thanks in advance!

We're looking into the SSN thing now as well.

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If you follow the guide at the top you wont go far wrong.... there is example forms for you to look over and a list of everything you need to send....

Good Luck

Kezzie

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Welcome and good luck!


Princesa

12/06/04 - I-129F mailed to Nebraska Service Center

02/14/05 Got RFE via email

02/17/05 Received RFE snail mail

02/19/05 Sent the original forms requested

02/28/05 Approved NOA 2 (email)

03/04/05 Received NOA2 (mail)

04/06/05 Pack. 4 - appointment date for mid May, 2005!!!

05/16/05 Inteview and visa granted!!!

06/16/05 Arrived to US

07/09/05 WEDDING DAY!!!

08/13/05 AOS, EAD and AP mailed to Chicago Lock Box

10/04/05 AP approved! :)

11/08/05 Biometrics taken

03/22/06 We received the letter for the AOS interview!!! it is scheduled for May 11th ...

And still waiting for my EAD.... Can you believe it?

11/05/06 AOS interview. APPROVED!!

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Yes just do your homework from the Guides, Visa FAQ, etc from this website and you'll be fine.

Good luck! (F)


Our K1 Journey Click Here
K1 Interview in Jakarta Click Here
AOS Journey:
May 02, 2006 :AOS Sent to Chicago...Let the couting begin
May 03, 2006 :AOS received in Chicago
May 12, 2006 :Received NOA1 dated 05/09/2006
May 22, 2006 Biometrics Notice Rcvd dated 05/17/2006
May 30, 2006 :Biometrics done in ASC Birmingham
July 01, 2006 :Interview Letter received
Aug 30, 2006 :Interview in Atlanta & got RFE for I-693A! OUCH!!!
November, 2006 :I-693A Sent. The waiting goes on...
April 4, 2007: Infopass & it doesn't help at all!!!
April 18, 2007 :Contacting our Congressman.
May 18, 2007 : E-mail rcvd, Welcome Notice Sent! Finally!!!
April 22, 2007 : E-mail rcvd, GC has been ordered
April 24, 2007 : Welcome Notice Rvcd. Yeeehaaa!!!!
June 1, 2007: GC arrived! Yippy! USCIS Free for 2 years!
2008: Moved to China
2009: Conditional GC Expired and Husband has been having affairs since 2008 in China. Can't file for ROC since he got laid off. He came to Jakarta to live with me and my parents. He got a new job. Life resume to normal or so I thought.
March 2010: Officially separated after yet more affairs exposed just a day after my birthday!

February 2011: Officially divorced.
June 18, 2011: He married the girl he had the last affair with.

August 2014: I am engaged with my real soulmate. Not an American.

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You are quite ahead of me in the process. Congratulations on your marriage! My fiance is also from Turkey, and I will submit the K-1 application for the first time in about 2 weeks.

I read your post about working, and I was under the impression, that, at the airport, the Visa can be stamped to work.

I'm wondering if I am incorrect in reading this?


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July 27 2006 Met/Fell in love on a sailing trip in Turkey

March 2 2007 Mailed I-129F Overnight Express

March 15 2007 NOA2 e-mail

March 21 2007 spoke with NVC- case mailed today (via DHL) to Ankara

March 28 2007 Packet 3 sent...(to me?) waiting

NEVER RECEIVED Packet 3- downloaded from Ankara website

May 14, 2007 Packet 3 sent to Ankara Embassy

June 13 2007 interview

May 21 appeal approved- interview rescheduled for 5 July 2007

5 July 2007 interview!

July 10- Visa in hand!!!

September 26 2007- Omer arrives JFK POE

November 23 2007- Married!

AOS

February 23 2008 Finally sent AOS to Chicago

March 4 2008 NOA1 for all 3 AOS documents (rcvd from Missouri Center?)

March 26 Biometrics

March 28 EAD touch

March 29 RFE- Birth Cert. translation :(

April 8- RFE received; case resumed processing (at National Benefits Center)

April 11- Case transferred to California Service Center

April 29 - EAD and AP approved... finally honeymoon in Mexico!

May 29- AOS approved e-mail received!!!!!!

June 7- Greencard arrived in mail!

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If you follow the guide at the top you wont go far wrong.... there is example forms for you to look over and a list of everything you need to send....

Good Luck

Kezzie

Ditto good luck :thumbs:


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Here's a copy of our cover letter... perhaps it can be of some use as you prepare yours... Best wishes!!

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January 21, 2007

United States Department of Homeland Security

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

PO Box 805887

Chicago, IL 60680-4120

RE: Adjustment of Status, Employment Authorization and Advance Parole for K-1 Visa Holder,

David xxxx A# xxxx

To Whom It May Concern:

Please accept the following documents for my Adjustment of Status, Employment Authorization and Advance Parole applications, filed based on eligibility grounds of being a K-1 Visa holder recently married (November 5, 2006) to my US-born spouse, Jennifer xxxx.

Summary of Contents:

I-485 Adjustment of Status

Initial Evidence:

• Copy of Birth certificate

• Copy of passport page containing the K-1 visa

• Two (2) passport photos

• I-693a – Vaccination supplement (K1 Medical completed on 9/19/2006)

• G-325a – Biographical data

• Evidence of Status: Copy of I-94 (front and back)

• I-864 – Affidavit of Support completed by my wife and sponsor, Jennifer xxxx

o 2005 federal tax return

o 2005 W2 and 1099 forms

Evidence of Eligibility

Based on admission as K1 fiancé of a US citizen and subsequent marriage to that citizen

• Copy of Notice of Action 2, approval of I-129F Petition for Alien Fiancé

• Certified Copy of marriage certificate

• Copy of I-94 (front and back)

Payment: Check number xxxx payable to DHS for the amount of $395 (application plus biometrics)

I-765 Employment Authorization

• Copy of current, valid I-94 (front and back)

• Two (2) passport photos

• Copy of I-485 Adjustment of Status application being submitted simultaneously with the I-765

• Payment: Check number xxxx payable to DHS for the amount of $180

I-131 Advance Parole

Evidence of Eligibility

Copy of passport ID page as official photo identification

Copies of documents showing my present status in the US:

• Copy of the K1 visa

• Copy of current, valid I-94 (front and back)

Explanation of circumstances: My daughter, xxxx will remain in Germany with her motherxxxx. I would like to be able to travel to visit her during the adjustment process and to have the ‘safety net’ of Advance Parole in the event of an emergency.

Two (2) passport photos

Payment: Check number xxx payable to DHS for the amount of $170

Thank you for your consideration of these applications. I appreciate your expeditious processing of this request.

Sincerely,

David xxx

Address

Phone

Edited by JenT

8-30-05 Met David at a restaurant in Germany

3-28-06 David 'officially' proposed

4-26-06 I-129F mailed

9-25-06 Interview: APPROVED!

10-16-06 Flt to US, POE Detroit

11-5-06 Married

7-2-07 Green card received

9-12-08 Filed for divorce

12-5-08 Court hearing - divorce final

A great marriage is not when the "perfect couple" comes together.

It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.

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You are quite ahead of me in the process. Congratulations on your marriage! My fiance is also from Turkey, and I will submit the K-1 application for the first time in about 2 weeks.

I read your post about working, and I was under the impression, that, at the airport, the Visa can be stamped to work.

I'm wondering if I am incorrect in reading this?

Current reports are that JFK in NY is the only POE issuing the 90 day temporary EAD.

One still needs to file the I765 with the I485 if one wishes to work past the 90 days and until one receives the greencard.

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