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Hello,

My husband and I got married on November 29th 2008 and we are still working on the application. It seems like it is taking forever to gather everything and it also seems like I am the only one working on it :unsure:

I was already in the USA under a J1 visa when we got married. Now we are filling for adjustment of status.

Anyway I am all stressed out and would love to finally send the paperwork before the end of January because I am worried we have a deadline after the marriage to send everything. Is that right? Do we have less chance of getting everything accepted if we send the application so long after the wedding?


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11-29-2008 civil wedding

12-19-2008 application sent to the french consulate for "publication des bans"

01-20-2009 package sent (AOS, AP, EAD, I-130)

01-21-2009 package received by USCIS

01-30-2009 checks cashed

02-03-2009 NOA1 received in the mail for I-130 and AP: I-131

02-07-2009 Biom. appointment (02/27/09) and two RFE's received in the mail

02-11-2009 Initial evidence package mailed to DHS

02-13-2009 Initial evidence package received by DHS

02-27-2009 Biometrics appt in Seattle, WA

03-30-2009 French family book and french marriage certificate received

04-02-2009 EAD card received in the mail valid on 03/23/09

04-03-2009 SSN name change & knowledge test passed at the DMV

04-11-2009 new SSN card arrived in the mail

04-20-2009 interview date letter received in the mail

06-18-2009 interview in Seattle, WA approved!

06-18-2009 card production ordered

07-06-2009 green card received in the mail!

03-23-2011 I-751 sent to CSC

03-28-2011 NOA received

05-02-2011 biometrics appointment in Seattle

06-15-2011 approved: conditions removed

06-21-2011 new green card received

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Try to send the paperwork as soon as you can. As long as you have a valid visa, you are fine. It is only after your visa expires that you really need to get a move on. Normally being out of status is forgiven at the interview (as long as you didn't leave the country in the meantime) but its not something that you want deal with if you can avoid it.


Nothing I say is legal advice. I recommend you consult a qualified immigration attorney for any questions you may have.

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well I am out of status right now since we got married a week before my visa expired. It wasn't planned at all. So you think I should really rush it?


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11-29-2008 civil wedding

12-19-2008 application sent to the french consulate for "publication des bans"

01-20-2009 package sent (AOS, AP, EAD, I-130)

01-21-2009 package received by USCIS

01-30-2009 checks cashed

02-03-2009 NOA1 received in the mail for I-130 and AP: I-131

02-07-2009 Biom. appointment (02/27/09) and two RFE's received in the mail

02-11-2009 Initial evidence package mailed to DHS

02-13-2009 Initial evidence package received by DHS

02-27-2009 Biometrics appt in Seattle, WA

03-30-2009 French family book and french marriage certificate received

04-02-2009 EAD card received in the mail valid on 03/23/09

04-03-2009 SSN name change & knowledge test passed at the DMV

04-11-2009 new SSN card arrived in the mail

04-20-2009 interview date letter received in the mail

06-18-2009 interview in Seattle, WA approved!

06-18-2009 card production ordered

07-06-2009 green card received in the mail!

03-23-2011 I-751 sent to CSC

03-28-2011 NOA received

05-02-2011 biometrics appointment in Seattle

06-15-2011 approved: conditions removed

06-21-2011 new green card received

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: India
Timeline

Definately get all the paperwork in order and try to send it in as soon as you can....

well I am out of status right now since we got married a week before my visa expired. It wasn't planned at all. So you think I should really rush it?

AOS/ROC/Citizenship Timeline

DO - Baltimore

2010/2011

Day 0 - Nov. 29: I-751(ROC) Package Sent

Day 1 - Nov. 30: I-751(ROC) Package Delivered @ VSC

Day 4 - Dec. 03: I-751(ROC) Check Cashed

Day 34 - Jan. 13-2011: I-751(ROC) Biometrics Appointment Letter for 1/31/11

Day 46 - Jan. 31-2011: I-751(ROC) Biometrics Completed

Day 138 - Jun. 09-2011: I-751(ROC) Approval Letter Received

2011

Day 0 - Oct. 26 '11: N400 Package Sent

Day 1 - Oct. 27 '11: N400 Package Delivered @ Lewisville, TX

Day 5 - Oct. 31 '11: N400 NOA-1

Day 34 - Nov. 28 '11: Email: Placed in line for interview

Day 57 - Dec. 22 '11: Received yellow letter

Day 144 - Mar. 17 '12: Received fingerprinting letter

Day 147 - Mar. 20 '12: Biometrics completed

Day 156 - Mar. 29 '12: Email: Interview scheduled, letter in mail

Day 190 - May. 02 '12: Interview Completed, Passed, Oath same day

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well I am out of status right now since we got married a week before my visa expired. It wasn't planned at all. So you think I should really rush it?

You met the requirement of the visa so aren't out of status. The beneficiary just won't be able to do much without doing AOS.


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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well I am out of status right now since we got married a week before my visa expired. It wasn't planned at all. So you think I should really rush it?

You met the requirement of the visa so aren't out of status. The beneficiary just won't be able to do much without doing AOS.

met which visa requirement since the OP arrived on a J-1 visa?


YMMV

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Filed: Other Timeline

If you are out of status, legally you have no right to be in the US. That means you can be detained if ICE happens to come across your path. (Knock wood this doesn't happen.)

Your out of status will be forgiven (or at least that is the general practice but you never know) but the longer you wait the worse it looks.

Do you have a 2 year return home requirement?

Get the paperwork in ASAP.


Nothing I say is legal advice. I recommend you consult a qualified immigration attorney for any questions you may have.

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If you are out of status, legally you have no right to be in the US. That means you can be detained if ICE happens to come across your path. (Knock wood this doesn't happen.)

Your out of status will be forgiven (or at least that is the general practice but you never know) but the longer you wait the worse it looks.

Do you have a 2 year return home requirement?

Get the paperwork in ASAP.

I don't have a two year return home requirement. I did my homework and I did everything in order to be lawful ;)


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11-29-2008 civil wedding

12-19-2008 application sent to the french consulate for "publication des bans"

01-20-2009 package sent (AOS, AP, EAD, I-130)

01-21-2009 package received by USCIS

01-30-2009 checks cashed

02-03-2009 NOA1 received in the mail for I-130 and AP: I-131

02-07-2009 Biom. appointment (02/27/09) and two RFE's received in the mail

02-11-2009 Initial evidence package mailed to DHS

02-13-2009 Initial evidence package received by DHS

02-27-2009 Biometrics appt in Seattle, WA

03-30-2009 French family book and french marriage certificate received

04-02-2009 EAD card received in the mail valid on 03/23/09

04-03-2009 SSN name change & knowledge test passed at the DMV

04-11-2009 new SSN card arrived in the mail

04-20-2009 interview date letter received in the mail

06-18-2009 interview in Seattle, WA approved!

06-18-2009 card production ordered

07-06-2009 green card received in the mail!

03-23-2011 I-751 sent to CSC

03-28-2011 NOA received

05-02-2011 biometrics appointment in Seattle

06-15-2011 approved: conditions removed

06-21-2011 new green card received

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