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Hi again,

I know that the answer might be somewhere on the forum but i could not find it. I am helping my friend to fill out for AOS. I did myself last year and i did it well (no RFE and GC obtained in less than 6 months) but it seems that i have some "holes" in my brain and i can not remember everything i did in there; I would look to see a copy of my entire file but we plan to move and some stuff is already packed and not labeled very well. So...here I am posting questions.

We are done with almost everything, but i do not recall where should we add the pictures, bank accounts, bills, etc. It should be at the end of the I 485? How should i write on the cover letter: "Proof of genuine marriage" or what?

At this point we have the following on the I 485 cover letter

Immigration Officer

US Department of Homeland Security

June 10, 2010

Case type: I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status

Applicant: Joan Doe

To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed my Form I-485 Application Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, supporting documents and evidence in the order below. Eligibility to file this form is based on I-130 Petition for Alien Relative, which was approved on March 19, 2010.

1. This cover letter

2. Check for $1010.00

3. Form I-485

4. Copy of approved Form I-130

5. Copy of passport of applicant

6. 2 Passport photos of applicant

7. Form G-325A for applicant & Annexation

8. Copy of J1 visa, I 94 and DS

9. Copy of Birth Certificate and translation

10. Copy of Certificate of Marriage (Record of Marriage)

11. I-693, sealed envelope containing medical examination from civil surgeon

12. I-864, Affidavit of Support, filled out by my husband/sponsor, John Doe, and supporting documents (Income tax for last 3 years, w2 for 2 years ,pay stubs for the last 6 months and letter of employment

13.???????????

Thank you for your help. Please do not hesitate to contact me in case any questions arise.


Patience is the greatest virtue. We all need it while dealing with USCIS (hahaha)

Entered US (B1/B2 visa): Sept 19, 2008

I94 expiry: March 19, 2009

Married: Nov 28th, 2008

Mailed: AOS, I-130, I-131, I-785: March 2nd, 2009

Check cashed: March 12th, 2009

NOAs received: March 13th, 2009 (Issued: March 11th, 2009)

Biometrics Appoint. Received: March 16th, 2009 (Issued: March 13th, 2009)

Biometrics Scheduled: March 27, 2009

Biometrics done: March 18th, 2009

Received Advance Parole: May 4th, 2009

EAD: May 7th, 2009

Interview invitation received: June 5th, 2009

Interview date: July 13th, 2009

Green card approved & passport stamped at the interview: July 13th, 2009

Welcome letter received: July 21st, 2009

Green card received: July 27th, 2009

Condition removal mailed: April, 18th, 2011

Condition removal approved: July 21st, 2011

10 years green card received: July 27th, 2011

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A brief description will do, we indexed sworn affidavits, current apartment lease, bank account statement and so on...

If memory serves me correctly, the I-130 is the one that requires proof of a bona fide marriage. The AOS packet will require proof of economic solvency though, because of I-864.


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A brief description will do, we indexed sworn affidavits, current apartment lease, bank account statement and so on...

If memory serves me correctly, the I-130 is the one that requires proof of a bona fide marriage. The AOS packet will require proof of economic solvency though, because of I-864.

They already have the I-130 approved. He applied for it after they've got married. At that time he was a US Permanent Resident. He became a US Citizen and that's why the send the AOS now. Do you guys think that that should send again proof of marriage (pictures, bills, car registration, etc). Can that help avoiding an RFE or it can confuse the immigration officer?

Edited by dracoasa

Patience is the greatest virtue. We all need it while dealing with USCIS (hahaha)

Entered US (B1/B2 visa): Sept 19, 2008

I94 expiry: March 19, 2009

Married: Nov 28th, 2008

Mailed: AOS, I-130, I-131, I-785: March 2nd, 2009

Check cashed: March 12th, 2009

NOAs received: March 13th, 2009 (Issued: March 11th, 2009)

Biometrics Appoint. Received: March 16th, 2009 (Issued: March 13th, 2009)

Biometrics Scheduled: March 27, 2009

Biometrics done: March 18th, 2009

Received Advance Parole: May 4th, 2009

EAD: May 7th, 2009

Interview invitation received: June 5th, 2009

Interview date: July 13th, 2009

Green card approved & passport stamped at the interview: July 13th, 2009

Welcome letter received: July 21st, 2009

Green card received: July 27th, 2009

Condition removal mailed: April, 18th, 2011

Condition removal approved: July 21st, 2011

10 years green card received: July 27th, 2011

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Jamaica
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Please take a look at the following link that highlights what can be submitted as evidence:

(website removed by request)

Hope that helps a little...

*Edited* Well since you just said that the I-130 has been approved, he has to include proof of the approved I-130 which is found in the I-485 instructions.

Edited by Kathryn41

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01/06/10 - Got Married

AOS from F-1 visa (2 months 2 1/2 weeks or 82 days)

04/14/10 - Sent AOS Package

04/26/10 - Hardcopy NOAs Received

05/16/10 - Biometrics letter

05/19/12 - Successful Walk-in Biometrics in Dover DE

07/07/10 - Interview Appointment in Philly- July 7 @ 11:05 am APPROVED

07/19/10 - 2 YEAR Green Card received

Removal of Conditions (9 months 1 1/2 weeks or 285 days)

04/08/12 - Eligibility date

04/19/12 - Sent ROC Package

04/26/12 - Hardcopy NOAs Received

05/17/10 - Biometrics letter

05/24/12 - Successful Walk-in Biometrics in Dover DE

01/25/13 - APPROVED- ROC card production ordered

02/05/13 - 10 YEAR Green Card received

Naturalization (5 months 2 days or 155 days)

04/15/13 - Eligibility date

06/07/13 - Sent Package

06/20/13 - Hardcopy NOAs Received

06/27/12 - Successful Walk-in Biometrics in Dover DE

07/05/13 - Interview letter sent/In-line notification

08/14/13 - Interview scheduled in Philly @ 1:30 pm APPROVED

11/07/13 - Oath Ceremony

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Mexico
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They already have the I-130 approved. He applied for it after they've got married. At that time he was a US Permanent Resident. He became a US Citizen and that's why the send the AOS now. Do you guys think that that should send again proof of marriage (pictures, bills, car registration, etc). Can that help avoiding an RFE or it can confuse the immigration officer?

Actually the I-485 does not request any proof of marriage, that's for the I-130... The I-864 on the other hand, does require documents, tax transcripts and so on. Check out the guides section in here, they were a big help to us when we filed.

Besaangel is right, if you do not file concurrently, you have to show approval of I-130.

Edited by HappyKnappy

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Please take a look at the following link that highlights what can be submitted as evidence:

http://***removed***/greencard/bona-fide-marriage-documentation.html

Hope that helps a little...

Thanks. We know what she needs and we have lots of them (pictures, joint bank account, 2 credit cards withe a secondary holder - so both names share the same number, car registration on both name, letter from his employment that she is on his health insurance - the cards they have are both the same having only his name, electricity bills on both names, paper from the car dealer that they both purchased the car, etc).

The question was should we include all of these keeping in mind that the i 130 is already approved and it will be enclosed with the I 485? Including all the proofs will help them avoid an RFE or will be confusing?

The idea is that the I 130 was approved 2 years ago and i was wondering if they will not ask for extra documents just to make sure that they are still together and legit.

Edited by dracoasa

Patience is the greatest virtue. We all need it while dealing with USCIS (hahaha)

Entered US (B1/B2 visa): Sept 19, 2008

I94 expiry: March 19, 2009

Married: Nov 28th, 2008

Mailed: AOS, I-130, I-131, I-785: March 2nd, 2009

Check cashed: March 12th, 2009

NOAs received: March 13th, 2009 (Issued: March 11th, 2009)

Biometrics Appoint. Received: March 16th, 2009 (Issued: March 13th, 2009)

Biometrics Scheduled: March 27, 2009

Biometrics done: March 18th, 2009

Received Advance Parole: May 4th, 2009

EAD: May 7th, 2009

Interview invitation received: June 5th, 2009

Interview date: July 13th, 2009

Green card approved & passport stamped at the interview: July 13th, 2009

Welcome letter received: July 21st, 2009

Green card received: July 27th, 2009

Condition removal mailed: April, 18th, 2011

Condition removal approved: July 21st, 2011

10 years green card received: July 27th, 2011

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Jamaica
Timeline

Please take a look at the following link that highlights what can be submitted as evidence:

(website removed by request)

Hope that helps a little...

*Edited* Well since you just said that the I-130 has been approved, he has to include proof of the approved I-130 which is found in the I-485 instructions.

He needs to submit the approval notice to include in the I-485 packet... No, they do not need to include ANY evidence of their marriage as this issue has already been addressed and conquered... Just the approval notice is sufficient along with the I-485, I-864 and I-693 (if needed)

Edited by Kathryn41

6y2gm4.pngE1nrm4.png

01/06/10 - Got Married

AOS from F-1 visa (2 months 2 1/2 weeks or 82 days)

04/14/10 - Sent AOS Package

04/26/10 - Hardcopy NOAs Received

05/16/10 - Biometrics letter

05/19/12 - Successful Walk-in Biometrics in Dover DE

07/07/10 - Interview Appointment in Philly- July 7 @ 11:05 am APPROVED

07/19/10 - 2 YEAR Green Card received

Removal of Conditions (9 months 1 1/2 weeks or 285 days)

04/08/12 - Eligibility date

04/19/12 - Sent ROC Package

04/26/12 - Hardcopy NOAs Received

05/17/10 - Biometrics letter

05/24/12 - Successful Walk-in Biometrics in Dover DE

01/25/13 - APPROVED- ROC card production ordered

02/05/13 - 10 YEAR Green Card received

Naturalization (5 months 2 days or 155 days)

04/15/13 - Eligibility date

06/07/13 - Sent Package

06/20/13 - Hardcopy NOAs Received

06/27/12 - Successful Walk-in Biometrics in Dover DE

07/05/13 - Interview letter sent/In-line notification

08/14/13 - Interview scheduled in Philly @ 1:30 pm APPROVED

11/07/13 - Oath Ceremony

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Thanks. We know what she needs and we have lots of them (pictures, joint bank account, 2 credit cards withe a secondary holder - so both names share the same number, car registration on both name, letter from his employment that she is on his health insurance - the cards they have are both the same having only his name, electricity bills on both names, paper from the car dealer that they both purchased the car, etc).

The question was should we include all of these keeping in mind that the i 130 is already approved and it will be enclosed with the I 485? Including all the proofs will help them avoid an RFE or will be confusing?

The idea is that the I 130 was approved 2 years ago and i was wondering if they will not ask for extra documents just to make sure that they are still together and legit.

Submit the I-485, the notice of approval for I-130, I-864 and required docs, I-765 if the beneficiary wants to work, I-693 if haven't addressed the medical part.

Edited by HappyKnappy

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Submit the I-485, the notice of approval for I-130, I-864 and required docs, I-765 if the beneficiary wants to work, I-693 if haven't addressed the medical part.

thanks so much

so we will keep all the paper work regarding this issue (proof of genuine marriage ) for the interview; less work for that moment.

good luck all


Patience is the greatest virtue. We all need it while dealing with USCIS (hahaha)

Entered US (B1/B2 visa): Sept 19, 2008

I94 expiry: March 19, 2009

Married: Nov 28th, 2008

Mailed: AOS, I-130, I-131, I-785: March 2nd, 2009

Check cashed: March 12th, 2009

NOAs received: March 13th, 2009 (Issued: March 11th, 2009)

Biometrics Appoint. Received: March 16th, 2009 (Issued: March 13th, 2009)

Biometrics Scheduled: March 27, 2009

Biometrics done: March 18th, 2009

Received Advance Parole: May 4th, 2009

EAD: May 7th, 2009

Interview invitation received: June 5th, 2009

Interview date: July 13th, 2009

Green card approved & passport stamped at the interview: July 13th, 2009

Welcome letter received: July 21st, 2009

Green card received: July 27th, 2009

Condition removal mailed: April, 18th, 2011

Condition removal approved: July 21st, 2011

10 years green card received: July 27th, 2011

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