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I was reading in the AOS FAQ section that during their interview they needed to show evidence of sharing a common address. Is this mandatory for permanent residency to be granted? Is the marriage not enough?

Let me explain. I am going to rent a room for my wife when she comes here on the k-1. I still live with my folks and I want to keep one foot in their house while I finish school & get a real job. And most rooms for rent dont want couples. Plus I can't afford my own aparment yet. I just barely pass the poverty minimums. So if my wife lives in an room in an apartment complex close by but I still live at home will that negatively affect our AOS? Any advice, insight? Thank you all!

-Kyle

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I was reading in the AOS FAQ section that during their interview they needed to show evidence of sharing a common address. Is this mandatory for permanent residency to be granted? Is the marriage not enough?

Let me explain. I am going to rent a room for my wife when she comes here on the k-1. I still live with my folks and I want to keep one foot in their house while I finish school & get a real job. And most rooms for rent dont want couples. Plus I can't afford my own aparment yet. I just barely pass the poverty minimums. So if my wife lives in an room in an apartment complex close by but I still live at home will that negatively affect our AOS? Any advice, insight? Thank you all!

-Kyle

I'd say it would. Plus, unless she has a ton of savings, or you/someone else is supporting her, how is she going to afford living in her own apartment?


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: India
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I was reading in the AOS FAQ section that during their interview they needed to show evidence of sharing a common address. Is this mandatory for permanent residency to be granted? Is the marriage not enough?

Let me explain. I am going to rent a room for my wife when she comes here on the k-1. I still live with my folks and I want to keep one foot in their house while I finish school & get a real job. And most rooms for rent dont want couples. Plus I can't afford my own aparment yet. I just barely pass the poverty minimums. So if my wife lives in an room in an apartment complex close by but I still live at home will that negatively affect our AOS? Any advice, insight? Thank you all!

-Kyle

I'd say it would. Plus, unless she has a ton of savings, or you/someone else is supporting her, how is she going to afford living in her own apartment?

I can afford to rent out a room for her, not an entire apartment. And I couldn't stay with her in the room because most rooms for rent are for singles only, not for couples.

So I'm gonna stay at my house and rent her a room. This is just for the time being because we are both young and I haven't completed my degree yet, I'm close though.

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I was reading in the AOS FAQ section that during their interview they needed to show evidence of sharing a common address. Is this mandatory for permanent residency to be granted? Is the marriage not enough?

Let me explain. I am going to rent a room for my wife when she comes here on the k-1. I still live with my folks and I want to keep one foot in their house while I finish school & get a real job. And most rooms for rent dont want couples. Plus I can't afford my own aparment yet. I just barely pass the poverty minimums. So if my wife lives in an room in an apartment complex close by but I still live at home will that negatively affect our AOS? Any advice, insight? Thank you all!

-Kyle

Definetely yes..because you should have the same address or living in the same roof as a married couple and you have to prove that with evidences like phone bills with both your names of the same address.

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Why can't she just live with you at your parents house? :huh:


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You are going to have major issues if you plan to do what you have said. You need to be able to prove to USCIS that you are living together as husband and wife and have intermingled your finances and your life.

This is done by presenting evidence of your joint life, rental agreement, mortgage account, utility bills in both names at the same address, joint bank accounts at the same address, joint health insurance, beneficuary to life insurance, joint tax returns at the same address.

Is there any reason why your wife can not live with you at your parents home? I cant imagine any new wife wanting to start their married life living alone while you continue to live with your family and just visit when you can. It may have been better to have waited to file for your wife until you were ready to start a joint life together, but that is in the past and you need to find a way to live together and have a real marriage.

This will raise a major red flag to any immigration officer doing the interview.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: India
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Why can't she just live with you at your parents house? :huh:

I guess the main reason was it would be awkward and we wouldn't have as much privacy. But I guess if that's my only option at this point then I have to do it.

I am just barely above the "poverty" minimum so I can't afford even a studio apartment here. I live in Southern California so you can imagine that it is not cheap here.

My only option was to get her a room but most people dont rent rooms 2 couples. And I didn't want to completely leave home just yet.

I guess we will just have to stick it out at my parents place. That's gonna be awkward definitely. They are really religious........

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Why can't she just live with you at your parents house? :huh:

I guess the main reason was it would be awkward and we wouldn't have as much privacy. But I guess if that's my only option at this point then I have to do it.

I am just barely above the "poverty" minimum so I can't afford even a studio apartment here. I live in Southern California so you can imagine that it is not cheap here.

My only option was to get her a room but most people dont rent rooms 2 couples. And I didn't want to completely leave home just yet.

I guess we will just have to stick it out at my parents place. That's gonna be awkward definitely. They are really religious........

That's probably something you should have talked about beforehand. Is she comfortable with your proposed living arrangement?

If I told me wife that I'd take her away from her family and bring her to the US and stick in her some roach-infested room in a stranger's house, she would not be very happy.

And yes, you must live together to get AOS approved. If all it took was a legal marriage to get a greencard, we'd have to wait 6 years, not 6 months, for a greencard due to all the fraudelent AOS marriages and applications that would take place. Personally, I believe that any couple who does not live together after coming here and marrying on a k-1 should be denied on principle. If they wanted to live separately, they should've just stayed in their own countries.

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I understand the issues that you have with her living along with you and your parents. But this will cause a lot of problems for you with the paperwork. It is very suspicious for husband and wife to live in separate addresses as far as USCIS goes. I suggest you keep control and forget about privacy until you can afford your own place and have her stay with you and your parents until then.


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If your married, why cant she stay with you?

This will raise an eyebrow at the interview, and they may look at it as a fraud marriage


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Why can't she just live with you at your parents house? :huh:

I guess the main reason was it would be awkward and we wouldn't have as much privacy. But I guess if that's my only option at this point then I have to do it.

I am just barely above the "poverty" minimum so I can't afford even a studio apartment here. I live in Southern California so you can imagine that it is not cheap here.

My only option was to get her a room but most people dont rent rooms 2 couples. And I didn't want to completely leave home just yet.

I guess we will just have to stick it out at my parents place. That's gonna be awkward definitely. They are really religious........

If they are really religious then it shouldn't matter if you are married. They will be happy for you and it won't be awkward.


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Besides, wouldn't you rather save the money you would use renting a room to go towards the both of you getting an apartment together?

How would she feel about coming to the US and being told she is going to live in a house with strangers, without you? IMHO, that is more awkward than her moving in with you and your parents.


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Plus your food costs and everything else in general will be more expensive because you'll be doing it for 2 people living seperately.


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I-129F Sent : 2007-12-13

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NVC Received : 2008-05-20

NVC Left : 2008-05-22

Packet 4 Received : 2008-07-28

Interview Date : 2008-08-26

Visa Received : 2008-08-27

US Entry : 2008-08-27

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AOS/EAD Process:

Package Sent: 2008-11-21

Package Received: 2008-11-24

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Think about this from an outsiders perspective. You see sham marriages often and now there's this couple who got married, but she's living in a room and he's living with his parents. That honestly sounds like you don't have any $$$ and accepted payment to get someone into the country. Not saying that's what happened at all, but to an interviewing officer, it will definitely seem suspicous. You'd be better off either taking out more student loan money and finding an apartment OR having her live with you at your parents home. Every major world religious pretty much encourages sex between married couples. Otherwise they'd have no new converts :) You need to talk to your wife and talk to your parents and come to some sort of agreement that won't result in a denied AOS.

Edit: I also noticed she doesn't have her visa yet. The visa is good for 6 months, why don't you have her wait to come over until you have more money. If you still need more time, you have 90 days in which to get married, and USCIS doesn't look down on being apart before marriage as after, so she could rent a room as proposed.

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