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We need to start AOS as soon as we have got married (at the beginning of Sept) but when we went to purchase our marriage licence the other day we were told our marriage certificate will take up to about 6 weeks to receive. Are we able to use a certified copy of our completed marriage licence and explain that our marriage certificate will be available in about 6 weeks? We really need to send our forms off asap after the 10th Sept for our AOS.

Thanks


AOS Visa Journey

28/06/2010 - POE Chicago 28th June 2010

10/09/2010 - Married in ATL, GA

05/10/2010 - Sent AOS Package to USCIS

06/10/2010 - AOS Package received at Chicago Lockbox

14/10/2010 - Email/Text sent from USCIS to say they had received our AOS and NOA1 was in the mail

18/10/2010 - NOA1 Received via Mail

22/10/2010 - Received Biometrics Appointment Letter

08/11/2010 - Biometrics Appointment

18/12/2010 - Letter received for interview appointment

21/12/2010 - Received EAD and AP

21/01/2011 - Interview!

AOS APPROVED!

03/25/2011 - Green Card Received

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Hello

We need to start AOS as soon as we have got married (at the beginning of Sept) but when we went to purchase our marriage licence the other day we were told our marriage certificate will take up to about 6 weeks to receive. Are we able to use a certified copy of our completed marriage licence and explain that our marriage certificate will be available in about 6 weeks? We really need to send our forms off asap after the 10th Sept for our AOS.

Thanks

A regular photocopy of the marriage certificate showing it has been filed is what is needed... a marriage license (certified or not) does not do this

This is not a K-1 fiance(e) visa general discussion topic... moving thread to AOS forum, an entire forum dedicated to this part of the immigration process... if you have not visited that forum and read the topics, I suggest you do


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A regular photocopy of the marriage certificate showing it has been filed is what is needed... a marriage license (certified or not) does not do this

This is not a K-1 fiance(e) visa general discussion topic... moving thread to AOS forum, an entire forum dedicated to this part of the immigration process... if you have not visited that forum and read the topics, I suggest you do

How do we get a copy of the marriage certificate straight away if it is going to take 6 weeks to file and receive it in the post? Do i actually need to send off our marriage certificate with the first set of forms for the AOS?


AOS Visa Journey

28/06/2010 - POE Chicago 28th June 2010

10/09/2010 - Married in ATL, GA

05/10/2010 - Sent AOS Package to USCIS

06/10/2010 - AOS Package received at Chicago Lockbox

14/10/2010 - Email/Text sent from USCIS to say they had received our AOS and NOA1 was in the mail

18/10/2010 - NOA1 Received via Mail

22/10/2010 - Received Biometrics Appointment Letter

08/11/2010 - Biometrics Appointment

18/12/2010 - Letter received for interview appointment

21/12/2010 - Received EAD and AP

21/01/2011 - Interview!

AOS APPROVED!

03/25/2011 - Green Card Received

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How do we get a copy of the marriage certificate straight away if it is going to take 6 weeks to file and receive it in the post? Do i actually need to send off our marriage certificate with the first set of forms for the AOS?

The clerk's office told us that if we returned the same day with our completed paperwork in hand following the marriage, they could issue our certificate on the spot. Is it possible you can do that too? They also gave us the option of leaving an envelope with our address and proper postage for them to send it to us. We went with this option and received the certificate in the mail a week later.


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The clerk's office told us that if we returned the same day with our completed paperwork in hand following the marriage, they could issue our certificate on the spot. Is it possible you can do that too? They also gave us the option of leaving an envelope with our address and proper postage for them to send it to us. We went with this option and received the certificate in the mail a week later.

We are unable to return the same day as our wedding starts at 2.30pm and the reception does not finish until 12 midnight but we could go down the day after and take the completed paperwork if we could get the marriage certificate then and there. Maybe i will call them because the lady we spoke to when we got our marriage licence only gave us the option to get the certificate posted to us and was told it would take up to 6 weeks. We are already going to be near the end of the 90 days since i entered the States so would really like to submit all of our forms asap after the wedding.

Thanks


AOS Visa Journey

28/06/2010 - POE Chicago 28th June 2010

10/09/2010 - Married in ATL, GA

05/10/2010 - Sent AOS Package to USCIS

06/10/2010 - AOS Package received at Chicago Lockbox

14/10/2010 - Email/Text sent from USCIS to say they had received our AOS and NOA1 was in the mail

18/10/2010 - NOA1 Received via Mail

22/10/2010 - Received Biometrics Appointment Letter

08/11/2010 - Biometrics Appointment

18/12/2010 - Letter received for interview appointment

21/12/2010 - Received EAD and AP

21/01/2011 - Interview!

AOS APPROVED!

03/25/2011 - Green Card Received

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We are unable to return the same day as our wedding starts at 2.30pm and the reception does not finish until 12 midnight but we could go down the day after and take the completed paperwork if we could get the marriage certificate then and there. Maybe i will call them because the lady we spoke to when we got our marriage licence only gave us the option to get the certificate posted to us and was told it would take up to 6 weeks. We are already going to be near the end of the 90 days since i entered the States so would really like to submit all of our forms asap after the wedding.

Thanks

You don't need to file AOS before the I-94 expires. It's preferable but not required. You can send the packet without the marriage certificate if you like, but you will get an RIE (request for initial evidence.. same as RFE but different name) for it and it can delay everything up to 3 months. your EAD and AP will be on hold until you return the RFE as well.

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I also had a question about the marriage certificate and AOS. I called the county office here in Richland Co. South Carolina. I was told the license is the certificate. Once the marriage is done, everyone signs it, the couple keeps a copy and two copies are sent back to the courthouse. That's it. No one mails you anything. You've already got the certificate. So my question is whether anyone has experienced the same thing, and you just copied the one you kept and submitted that with the I-485, or if you had to order a 'certified' copy (for lack of a better word). The I-485 instructions just say "12B. Evidence of eligibility - Based on admission as the K-1 fiance(e) of a U.S. citizen and subsequent marriage to that citizen...Attach a copy of the fiance(e) petition approval notice, a copy of your marriage certificate, and your Form I-94, Arrival/Departure Document".

Thoughts?

Thanks,

Michael


Service Center: Vermont Service Center

Consulate: Juarez, Mexico

I-129F Sent: 2010-01-08

I-129F NOA1: 2010-01-11

I-129F NOA2: 2010-03-17

NVC Received: 2010-03-24

Consulate Received: 2010-04-02

Open Appointment Letter Sent: 2010-04-47

Open Appointment Letter Rcvd: 2010-05-21

Medical Exam Date: 2010-06-15

Interview Date: 2010-06-16

Interview Result: Approved

Visa Received: 2010-06-17

POE ATL: 2010-09-05

Married!: 2010-10-30

AOS package received: 2010-11-30

Biometrics: 2011-01-13

AOS transferred to CSC: 2011-01-18

EAD card production ordered: 2011-02-09

AP Approved: 2011-02-09

AP Letter Received: 2011-02-12

Green card production ordered: 2011-02-16

Green Card Received!: 2011-02-22

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I also had a question about the marriage certificate and AOS. I called the county office here in Richland Co. South Carolina. I was told the license is the certificate. Once the marriage is done, everyone signs it, the couple keeps a copy and two copies are sent back to the courthouse. That's it. No one mails you anything. You've already got the certificate. So my question is whether anyone has experienced the same thing, and you just copied the one you kept and submitted that with the I-485, or if you had to order a 'certified' copy (for lack of a better word). The I-485 instructions just say "12B. Evidence of eligibility - Based on admission as the K-1 fiance(e) of a U.S. citizen and subsequent marriage to that citizen...Attach a copy of the fiance(e) petition approval notice, a copy of your marriage certificate, and your Form I-94, Arrival/Departure Document".

Thoughts?

Thanks,

Michael

I just called the county office back and told them I needed a 'certified' copy to see what they would say:) [i wish you could edit your own posts]. They said we could just walk the license/cert back to them instead of having the officiant mail it. They would register it for us while we wait and we could leave with it.


Service Center: Vermont Service Center

Consulate: Juarez, Mexico

I-129F Sent: 2010-01-08

I-129F NOA1: 2010-01-11

I-129F NOA2: 2010-03-17

NVC Received: 2010-03-24

Consulate Received: 2010-04-02

Open Appointment Letter Sent: 2010-04-47

Open Appointment Letter Rcvd: 2010-05-21

Medical Exam Date: 2010-06-15

Interview Date: 2010-06-16

Interview Result: Approved

Visa Received: 2010-06-17

POE ATL: 2010-09-05

Married!: 2010-10-30

AOS package received: 2010-11-30

Biometrics: 2011-01-13

AOS transferred to CSC: 2011-01-18

EAD card production ordered: 2011-02-09

AP Approved: 2011-02-09

AP Letter Received: 2011-02-12

Green card production ordered: 2011-02-16

Green Card Received!: 2011-02-22

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I just called the county office back and told them I needed a 'certified' copy to see what they would say:) [i wish you could edit your own posts]. They said we could just walk the license/cert back to them instead of having the officiant mail it. They would register it for us while we wait and we could leave with it.

Hmm i am not sure if the licence is different in the State of Georgia (where we are getting married) but our licence does not look like our certificate but i am going to phone up the office and double check what the deal is.

Thanks


AOS Visa Journey

28/06/2010 - POE Chicago 28th June 2010

10/09/2010 - Married in ATL, GA

05/10/2010 - Sent AOS Package to USCIS

06/10/2010 - AOS Package received at Chicago Lockbox

14/10/2010 - Email/Text sent from USCIS to say they had received our AOS and NOA1 was in the mail

18/10/2010 - NOA1 Received via Mail

22/10/2010 - Received Biometrics Appointment Letter

08/11/2010 - Biometrics Appointment

18/12/2010 - Letter received for interview appointment

21/12/2010 - Received EAD and AP

21/01/2011 - Interview!

AOS APPROVED!

03/25/2011 - Green Card Received

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