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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Ghana
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Hello everyone,

I have been so caught up in the whole getting approved for the visa drama and have not really researched what happens after your SO comes here and you get married. You have 90 days to get married once your SO gets here, right? Then you apply for the adjustment of status? What is that process like? What are all the fees that are required? What happens after you are approved for the adjustment of status? What is the timeline like?

Thanks for your help!

j

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ethiopia
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Correct. You should start reading the AOS guides and flow chart to get a better idea of the process. In general the AOS phases is much quicker, around 3 months as of late, but people sometimes take a year or more to complete AOS. The cost of AOS is $1010.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Nigeria
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Correct. You should start reading the AOS guides and flow chart to get a better idea of the process. In general the AOS phases is much quicker, around 3 months as of late, but people sometimes take a year or more to complete AOS. The cost of AOS is $1010.

You said some people take ayear or more to complete the AOS, I thought tat had to be immediately? If not please let me know.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ghana
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We got married after about 2 months after getting to the US. Right after getting married we did the AOS application, and I remember writing a big fat check for that. It took around 3 months. The hardest thing during that time is that your spouse won't have the legal ability to work. They send an employment authorization card but generally it arrives around the same time as the green card, so it's pointless for most people. Sometimes if the AOS takes longer it's handy to get the employment authorization while you're waiting.


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Becoming a U.S. Citizen

2/15/10 Sent N-400 packet via Fedex to Lewisville TX

2/19/10 Received text message and email notification of application received, check cashed

2/27/10 Received biometrics appointment letter

3/19/10 Biometrics appointment

3/25/10 Received email notice that case will be sent for interview scheduling at local office

3/26/10 Received yellow letter asking to being more tax records/info to interview

3/27/10 Received interview letter (dated 3/24/10)

4/28/10 Interview appointment

6/5/10 Received oath letter (dated 6/1/10)

6/29/10 Oath ceremony date

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ethiopia
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Correct. You should start reading the AOS guides and flow chart to get a better idea of the process. In general the AOS phases is much quicker, around 3 months as of late, but people sometimes take a year or more to complete AOS. The cost of AOS is $1010.

You said some people take ayear or more to complete the AOS, I thought tat had to be immediately? If not please let me know.

Yes, there are another set of background checks during AOS. Most people never get held up in background checks during the visa application nor during AOS. But some people get held up during one or both. Just like some people have been waiting for a K1 for more than a year a few people have been waiting for AOS for more than a year. When you file AOS (I-485) make sure to file for AP and EAD. EAD and AP have processes time limit, USCIS requires them to be completed in 90 days. There is no processing time limit for AOS, and its free to apply for AP & EAD if you apply at the same time as AOS. File after the AOS and you will have additional fees to pay.

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