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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Argentina
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Hi everybody,

another question about my form i751. Here is a list of things that i'll send

• 2 money orders ($465/$80)

• Cover letter with the list of what is being sent

• Photocopies of the passport and green card.

• Photocopies of Credit Cards, Health Insurance cards, Drivers License, Debit Cards, showing joint Credit Card, joint Health insurance and joint Bank Accounts.

• Copy of the tax statements for 2008 and 2009.

• Two sworn affidavits, attesting to our relationship and marriage.

• Benefits Enrollment Confirmation from my work where my spouse is the beneficiary of my Life Insurance.

• Original of two recent statements from joint Bank Accounts.

• Copy of Certification of Coverage by car insurance. Also copies of car insurance notices.

• A copy of our airline reservations for a vacation that we took to Argentina in December of 2008.

do you consider that the following will add more value to the data that is already there?

• Pictures (we travelled to different countries, different states, etc..)

• additional reservations/airplane tickets to other trips

• another affidavit from a friend

I know that I must "submit copies of as many documents as I wish to establish this fact and to demonstrate the circumstances of the relationship from the date of the marriage to the present date" and I want to send as much data as I can but I dont want to send too much data that is not going to add any value to the data that is already sent. I mean, joint bank accounts, life/health/car insurance, taxes, are already a lot, and I don't think a picture or an additional affidavit will add "valuable" data but..on the other side, i am not sure if "less is more" :)

Please let me know if the list looks fine as I am looking for a second opinion on the amount of data prior to submitting the form.

Thanks again!

/PepeGalleta.


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I-130/I-485/I-765

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* 03/15/2007 ---> we got married!

* 04/29/2007 ---> AOS sent to Texas instead of Chicago (oops!) (I-130/I-485/I-765/i-693/g-325/i-864) (day 0)

* 05/01/2007 ---> USCIS Receives package in TSC (day 2)

* 05/07/2007 ---> USCIS Receives forms (internally to the right place?) (day 6)

* 05/11/2007 ---> Notice of Action (i765/i130/i485) (day 10)

* 05/20/2007 ---> NOA for Biometrics at ASC (6/13/07) (day 20)

* 06/13/2007 ---> Biometrics at ASC (day 24)

* 06/14/2007 ---> i485 Touched (day 25)

* 06/14/2007 ---> i765 Touched (day 25)

* 07/25/2007 ---> EAD Production Card ordered (day 66)

* 12/13/2007 ---> AOS Interview (PASSED)

* 12/13/2007 ---> GC Production Card ordered (7 months 2 weeks)

* 12/22/2007 ---> GC Received

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I-751

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* 10/20/2009 ---> i751 sent to USCIS Vermont Service Center

* 11/18/2009 ---> i751 Biometrics

* 01/23/2010 ---> Notice of Action > Request for Removal of Conditional basis of Permanent Resident Status is APPROVED!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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I would add some photos and the additional travel information but not another affidavit since you have them available. While you don't want to add too much you also don't want to receive an RFE for more information so err on the side of 'generosity' here :) . Be sure that you include financial information that covers the whole time of your marriage since the AOS, so don't just send bank statements from the last few months - send statements that cover the beginning, middle and most recent months of your marriage - they want to see the ongoing continuity as it is much more difficult to fake. Good luck.


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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Argentina
Timeline
I would add some photos and the additional travel information but not another affidavit since you have them available. While you don't want to add too much you also don't want to receive an RFE for more information so err on the side of 'generosity' here :) . Be sure that you include financial information that covers the whole time of your marriage since the AOS, so don't just send bank statements from the last few months - send statements that cover the beginning, middle and most recent months of your marriage - they want to see the ongoing continuity as it is much more difficult to fake. Good luck.

Thanks for your response. I appreciate it! I'll add the items that you mentioned to the package.

/PepeG


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I-130/I-485/I-765

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* 03/15/2007 ---> we got married!

* 04/29/2007 ---> AOS sent to Texas instead of Chicago (oops!) (I-130/I-485/I-765/i-693/g-325/i-864) (day 0)

* 05/01/2007 ---> USCIS Receives package in TSC (day 2)

* 05/07/2007 ---> USCIS Receives forms (internally to the right place?) (day 6)

* 05/11/2007 ---> Notice of Action (i765/i130/i485) (day 10)

* 05/20/2007 ---> NOA for Biometrics at ASC (6/13/07) (day 20)

* 06/13/2007 ---> Biometrics at ASC (day 24)

* 06/14/2007 ---> i485 Touched (day 25)

* 06/14/2007 ---> i765 Touched (day 25)

* 07/25/2007 ---> EAD Production Card ordered (day 66)

* 12/13/2007 ---> AOS Interview (PASSED)

* 12/13/2007 ---> GC Production Card ordered (7 months 2 weeks)

* 12/22/2007 ---> GC Received

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I-751

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* 10/20/2009 ---> i751 sent to USCIS Vermont Service Center

* 11/18/2009 ---> i751 Biometrics

* 01/23/2010 ---> Notice of Action > Request for Removal of Conditional basis of Permanent Resident Status is APPROVED!

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Pepe,

excellent package that covers every cornerstone of living and mingling finances together. You'll get an A- from me. For a straight A add a cover letter stating in 1 paragraph who you and your spouse are and list the items you include with your application. For more info see the guides.


There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all . . . . The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality, than with the other citizens of the American Republic . . . . There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else.

President Teddy Roosevelt on Columbus Day 1915

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I have two questions for you guys (I will be submitting our forms in about a month).

Do we have to include info. from the time AOS was approved until the present? Or do we submit evidence from the time of marriage until the present?

Pepe, how did you get tax statements from 2009? Can we actually get those? I thought we needed to file our taxes first?


* * * * * * * * * K-1 VISA * * * * * * * * * * * *

06/21/06: Submitted I-129F to the CSC

10/18/06: NOA2 DATE

01/29/07: MEDICAL IN CDJ

01/30/07: INTERVIEW in CDJ **My fiance receives his visa**

03/31/07-04/08/07: I leave to Mexico and bring back my fiance

04/08/07: U.S. ENTRY at LAX

04/23/07: Married in Vegas

* * * * * * * *AOS, AP, & EAD * * * * * * * * * *

05/24/07: Submitted AOS, AP, EAD

06/01/07: NOA1 for AOS & EAD, NOA1 for AP missing, but they received forms

06/06/07: TOUCHED (AOS, AP, EAD)

06/23/07: RFE for I-864 paperwork

07/03/07: Biometrics for AOS & EAD

07/03/07: TOUCHED (EAD)

07/07/07: Submitted response to RFE

07/18/07: TOUCHED (AOS) They received RFE response

08/08/07: AP APPROVED

08/10/07: EAD APPROVED

10/17/07: AOS interview in Los Angeles -- APPROVED, pending name check :(

02/08/08: Name check has cleared, Notice welcoming new resident is mailed out

02/12/08: Card Production ordered, woohoo

02/15/08: Notice welcoming new resident is received

02/21/08: GREEN CARD IN HAND

08/23/08: After 7 years together . . . Religious wedding ceremony and HUGE PARTY in Jalisco, Mexico (we deserve it)

08/24-08/30: Spend our honeymoon in Acapulco, Mexico

Link to video clip of our wedding: http://www.youtube.com/user/dstradaproducc...f/1/wHiId9HZVRc

Nov. 2009: File to Remove Conditions

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Argentina
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I have two questions for you guys (I will be submitting our forms in about a month).

Do we have to include info. from the time AOS was approved until the present? Or do we submit evidence from the time of marriage until the present?

Pepe, how did you get tax statements from 2009? Can we actually get those? I thought we needed to file our taxes first?

Hola ucla_cutie26 :)

Regarding the first question..just include the data after the AOS until now. submitting evidence from time of marriage till now..I dont know but it does not make a lot of sense to me. I imagine that they just want to make sure that you are "in good faith".

I've sent several bank statements since december 2007 (when I got my GC) to now (one every semester more or less..) to make sure that they see we use our joint bank account regularly. Other things were the insurance policies..I've printed a confirmation at work where my wife (US Citizen) is in my health plan, my life insurance (only beneficiary). Also some pictures (9). Not sure how relevant they will be but..it is better to be safe than sorry.

Regarding your second question..sorry i did not send hte 2009 taxes. Just sent 2007/8. Sorry for the confusion.

I've sent my package via UPS yesterday. USPS was not close to work and the only location that used to be good for me now reduced the times that's open.. :(

Instead of getting at home the confirmation of the receipt of the package, I paid the tracking service. which is the same thing but may cost less? So I will not get the confirmation card, but I'll see online that the package made it safe to destination :)

other than that..I just believe that if all the requirements that are in the procedure are complete, you are in good shape. When I did my AOS I was so stressed out because of "what could go wrong" that i finished sending the package to the wrong location hehe (was sent to Texas instead of Chicago) so this time I decided to take it easy, read carefully the instructions and get it done ASAP. We'll see in 4/6 months.

Buena Suerte!/Good Luck!

/PepeG.


--------------------------------------------

I-130/I-485/I-765

--------------------------------------------

* 03/15/2007 ---> we got married!

* 04/29/2007 ---> AOS sent to Texas instead of Chicago (oops!) (I-130/I-485/I-765/i-693/g-325/i-864) (day 0)

* 05/01/2007 ---> USCIS Receives package in TSC (day 2)

* 05/07/2007 ---> USCIS Receives forms (internally to the right place?) (day 6)

* 05/11/2007 ---> Notice of Action (i765/i130/i485) (day 10)

* 05/20/2007 ---> NOA for Biometrics at ASC (6/13/07) (day 20)

* 06/13/2007 ---> Biometrics at ASC (day 24)

* 06/14/2007 ---> i485 Touched (day 25)

* 06/14/2007 ---> i765 Touched (day 25)

* 07/25/2007 ---> EAD Production Card ordered (day 66)

* 12/13/2007 ---> AOS Interview (PASSED)

* 12/13/2007 ---> GC Production Card ordered (7 months 2 weeks)

* 12/22/2007 ---> GC Received

--------------------------------------------

I-751

--------------------------------------------

* 10/20/2009 ---> i751 sent to USCIS Vermont Service Center

* 11/18/2009 ---> i751 Biometrics

* 01/23/2010 ---> Notice of Action > Request for Removal of Conditional basis of Permanent Resident Status is APPROVED!

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