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I've met the man of my dreams. He got his visa :thumbs: and he is coming and we are getting married. YAAYYY!!! I was freakin ecstatic until my job let me go 1 week ago. It took me 2 years to get this retail crappy job, now I got 2 work based injuries and they decided to say farewell. Jerks. <_<

Now, I am job hunting like a fiend, but if it took me 2 years before, i scare that it will take me longer. Wedding has been reduced to a simple ceremony ( (L) I don't care, i have him, that's all that matters :wub:(L) (L) ). Now this AOS stuff is starting to worry me. Even if we move in with my folks, and get their support and help, the 4 of us will not make the 125% poverty line. (i joke with him that he chose a poor American girl! :lol:)

Can they deny his green card if we do not meet the financial requirements??????????????? :( Any advice?

Please.


"Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same." ~ Charlotte Brönte

K1 Visa

2010-06-02: I-129F sent

2010-06-07: NOA1

2010-06-29: NOA2

2010-12-07: Interview Date Interview Result: Administrative Process

2011-02-14: Administrative Process ended. Happy Valentine's Day! hearts.gif

2011-02-22: Approved at Embassy

2011-02-25: Received K1 Visa!!!

2011-03-31: POE Miami, Florida USA!!! 35D.gif

2011-04-22: Wedding Day! Happy Earth Day!!

AOS

2011-05-20: Filed For AOS

2011-05-31: NOA1 for EAD & I-485, and Biometrics Appointment Letter

2011-06-16: RFE

2011-06-21: Biometrics for I-485 & EAD

2011-06-30: Transferred to CSC

2011-07-28: Received EAD card in mail!

2011-09-14: AOS Interview = APPROVED! BOOYAH!

2011-09-23: Greencard received! Blessed Autumn Equinox!

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You will have to show sufficient funds and income to support him, so that he does not become "a financial burden to the society" here in the US. So, if you and your parent's incomes are not enough, you will have to try to find additional sponsors who are willing go fill out an affidavit for him. They can, and probably will, deny a GC if your income is not sufficient enough.

Also, can you clarify your situation a bit. What visa does he currently have? K-1? In other words, from what visa is he adjusting from to permanent resident? This might be the wrong forum for you to post, though folks here will be able to help you with the financial support question.. but it's always best to be posting in the correct forum, to make sure you get correct advice that is relevant to your particular situation!


Adjustment of Status from F-1 to Legal Permanent Resident

02/11/2011 Married at Manhattan City Hall

03/03/2011 - Day 0 - AOS -package mailed to Chicago Lockbox

03/04/2011 - Day 1 - AOS -package signed for at USCIS

03/09/2011 - Day 6 - E-mail notification received for all petitions

03/10/2011 - Day 7 - Checks cashed

03/11/2011 - Day 8 - NOA 1 received for all 4 forms

03/21/2011 - Day 18 - Biometrics letter received, biometrics scheduled for 04/14/2011

03/31/2011 - Day 28 - Successful walk-in biometrics done

05/12/2011 - Day 70 - EAD Arrived, issued on 05/02

06/14/2011 - Day 103 - E-mail notice: Interview letter mailed, interview scheduled for July 20th

07/20/2011 - Day 139 - Interview at Federal Plaza USCIS location

07/22/2011 - Day 141 - E-mail approval notice received (Card production)

07/27/2011 - Day 146 - 2nd Card Production Email received

07/28/2011 - Day 147 - Post-Decision Activity Email from USCIS

08/04/2011 - Day 154 - Husband returns home from abroad; Welcome Letter and GC have arrived in the mail

("Resident since" date on the GC is 07/20/2011

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The main requirement for you is to get married within 90 days of his arrival. If you don't meet the income requirements for the AOS, wait until you have found either a new job or a co-sponsor before filing. There is no time requirement for AOS, yet your then husband can't work until your AOS has been filed and he received his EAD or Green card.


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.

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The main requirement for you is to get married within 90 days of his arrival. If you don't meet the income requirements for the AOS, wait until you have found either a new job or a co-sponsor before filing. There is no time requirement for AOS, yet your then husband can't work until your AOS has been filed and he received his EAD or Green card.

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The main requirement for you is to get married within 90 days of his arrival. If you don't meet the income requirements for the AOS, wait until you have found either a new job or a co-sponsor before filing. There is no time requirement for AOS, yet your then husband can't work until your AOS has been filed and he received his EAD or Green card.

I know, it feels like a double edge sword. He wants to work ASAP so filing for his AOS is not a question. (sighs) I guess wish me luck on finding a new job. :)


"Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same." ~ Charlotte Brönte

K1 Visa

2010-06-02: I-129F sent

2010-06-07: NOA1

2010-06-29: NOA2

2010-12-07: Interview Date Interview Result: Administrative Process

2011-02-14: Administrative Process ended. Happy Valentine's Day! hearts.gif

2011-02-22: Approved at Embassy

2011-02-25: Received K1 Visa!!!

2011-03-31: POE Miami, Florida USA!!! 35D.gif

2011-04-22: Wedding Day! Happy Earth Day!!

AOS

2011-05-20: Filed For AOS

2011-05-31: NOA1 for EAD & I-485, and Biometrics Appointment Letter

2011-06-16: RFE

2011-06-21: Biometrics for I-485 & EAD

2011-06-30: Transferred to CSC

2011-07-28: Received EAD card in mail!

2011-09-14: AOS Interview = APPROVED! BOOYAH!

2011-09-23: Greencard received! Blessed Autumn Equinox!

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You will have to show sufficient funds and income to support him, so that he does not become "a financial burden to the society" here in the US. So, if you and your parent's incomes are not enough, you will have to try to find additional sponsors who are willing go fill out an affidavit for him. They can, and probably will, deny a GC if your income is not sufficient enough.

Also, can you clarify your situation a bit. What visa does he currently have? K-1? In other words, from what visa is he adjusting from to permanent resident? This might be the wrong forum for you to post, though folks here will be able to help you with the financial support question.. but it's always best to be posting in the correct forum, to make sure you get correct advice that is relevant to your particular situation!

He does have his K1 and I do not want to become a burden or him. I've worked hard my entire life and where I live, I cannot even get unemployment, Medicaid or food stamps because I am not a minority. So even if I wanted to depend on it, i could not! :lol: I have been trying for Medicaid on a PT job for 3 years now!

UGH, it just seems like we got so far and now it maybe all for nothing...

must stay positive!!


"Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same." ~ Charlotte Brönte

K1 Visa

2010-06-02: I-129F sent

2010-06-07: NOA1

2010-06-29: NOA2

2010-12-07: Interview Date Interview Result: Administrative Process

2011-02-14: Administrative Process ended. Happy Valentine's Day! hearts.gif

2011-02-22: Approved at Embassy

2011-02-25: Received K1 Visa!!!

2011-03-31: POE Miami, Florida USA!!! 35D.gif

2011-04-22: Wedding Day! Happy Earth Day!!

AOS

2011-05-20: Filed For AOS

2011-05-31: NOA1 for EAD & I-485, and Biometrics Appointment Letter

2011-06-16: RFE

2011-06-21: Biometrics for I-485 & EAD

2011-06-30: Transferred to CSC

2011-07-28: Received EAD card in mail!

2011-09-14: AOS Interview = APPROVED! BOOYAH!

2011-09-23: Greencard received! Blessed Autumn Equinox!

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I cannot even get unemployment, Medicaid or food stamps because I am not a minority.

Well look on the bright side,you are about to be married to a minority so your chances may be better. In your area. :innocent:


03/09/2011 AOS Application Sent.
03/11/2011 (Day 0) Application Received
03/16/2011 (Day 7) NOA 1 (Text Email)+ (Checks Cashed)
03/19/2011 (Day 10) Hard Copy of NOA 1
03/28/2011 (Day 19) Biometrics letter 4/8/2011
04/08/2011 (Day 30) Successful Biometrics for I-765/I-485
05/13/2011 (Day 65) EAD received in the mail
05/14/2011 (Day 66) Email confirming EAD approved (Case updated online TOUCH)
05/20/2011 (Day 72) SSN In the Mail.

09/08/2011 (Day 200 ) Email notification of Interview.
10/11/2011 Interview at 26 Federal Plaza, NY!
Interviewed and Am expecting RFEs!
10/13/2011 (Day ***) Received RFE-- Requesting that I provide documentation to prove I was never married in Uk or Illin
02/11/2012 (Day ***) Service request..Told its being reviewed by supervisor

24th March 2012!!!!!!!!!!! Email notifiying me of CARD IN PRODUCTION
03/26/2012 (Day 376) Emails confirming that my I-130 and I-485 have been approved.

4/2/2012 Green Card In Hand!

Unbelievable that my journey took this long but Im thankful

Next Stop Premed...Yup!

3/24/2014 Application for conditions to be removed

9/22/2014 APPROVED without interview.

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Well look on the bright side,you are about to be married to a minority so your chances may be better. In your area. :innocent:

:lol: thanks for the smile! :)


"Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same." ~ Charlotte Brönte

K1 Visa

2010-06-02: I-129F sent

2010-06-07: NOA1

2010-06-29: NOA2

2010-12-07: Interview Date Interview Result: Administrative Process

2011-02-14: Administrative Process ended. Happy Valentine's Day! hearts.gif

2011-02-22: Approved at Embassy

2011-02-25: Received K1 Visa!!!

2011-03-31: POE Miami, Florida USA!!! 35D.gif

2011-04-22: Wedding Day! Happy Earth Day!!

AOS

2011-05-20: Filed For AOS

2011-05-31: NOA1 for EAD & I-485, and Biometrics Appointment Letter

2011-06-16: RFE

2011-06-21: Biometrics for I-485 & EAD

2011-06-30: Transferred to CSC

2011-07-28: Received EAD card in mail!

2011-09-14: AOS Interview = APPROVED! BOOYAH!

2011-09-23: Greencard received! Blessed Autumn Equinox!

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First, I hope your job and financial situation makes a positive turn for the better, soon! Hey, they say the economy is picking up lately....

Second, the more I see posters here basically saying that AOS is optional because there is no time limit, it makes me feel like a sucker for coughing up the $1010 bucks for an AOS that really isnt necessary until it is convenient for the petitioner and beneficiary.

So be of good cheer, and just do that AOS at such time that it is convenient for you.

I could think of 1010 better things that I coulda done with my $1010

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First, I hope your job and financial situation makes a positive turn for the better, soon! Hey, they say the economy is picking up lately....

Second, the more I see posters here basically saying that AOS is optional because there is no time limit, it makes me feel like a sucker for coughing up the $1010 bucks for an AOS that really isnt necessary until it is convenient for the petitioner and beneficiary.

So be of good cheer, and just do that AOS at such time that it is convenient for you.

I could think of 1010 better things that I coulda done with my $1010

:star:

had you waited, you would have ended up paying $1070. see the bright side: you saved $60 which you did use for something else.

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First, I hope your job and financial situation makes a positive turn for the better, soon! Hey, they say the economy is picking up lately....

Second, the more I see posters here basically saying that AOS is optional because there is no time limit, it makes me feel like a sucker for coughing up the $1010 bucks for an AOS that really isnt necessary until it is convenient for the petitioner and beneficiary.

So be of good cheer, and just do that AOS at such time that it is convenient for you.

I could think of 1010 better things that I coulda done with my $1010

:star:

Don't feel this way. AOS isn't really optional unless you're okay living out-of-status. The immigrant can't work or leave the country, can't get a drivers licence, in some cases can't go on some health insurances... and if caught by ICE can be locked up in detention until they see an immigration judge who will order you to AOS immediately... not to mention legal fees associated with that.

As someone who waited a while I can tell you that while yes, there were lots i COULD have spent the $1010 on, I am happy that I will NEVER have someone threaten me with my lack of status (lets just say I don't trust my in-laws), I can work, I can leave and return, I am (almost) like everyone else. It was really depressing and stressful sitting at home UNABLE to work but totally willing... esp when we moved from TX to IA and how much that cost us.. and my father taking ill in June I was able to get a flight back to Australia without fear of my status and wasting all the money and time invested already...

I personally wouldn't wait if the money is there. I would look for co-sponsors, get a second job.. whatever.

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OP, unemployment compensation does not depend on your race. Have you bothered to see if you qualify for unemployment or welfare? Even rich white people can get unemployment depending on the reason they were let go. At least try for it.


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K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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I've met the man of my dreams. He got his visa :thumbs: and he is coming and we are getting married. YAAYYY!!! I was freakin ecstatic until my job let me go 1 week ago. It took me 2 years to get this retail crappy job, now I got 2 work based injuries and they decided to say farewell. Jerks. <_<

Now, I am job hunting like a fiend, but if it took me 2 years before, i scare that it will take me longer. Wedding has been reduced to a simple ceremony ( (L) I don't care, i have him, that's all that matters :wub:(L) (L) ). Now this AOS stuff is starting to worry me. Even if we move in with my folks, and get their support and help, the 4 of us will not make the 125% poverty line. (i joke with him that he chose a poor American girl! :lol:)

Can they deny his green card if we do not meet the financial requirements??????????????? :( Any advice?

Please.

Are you willing to think outside the box? I am going to give you some advice that will solve all your problems with income. I know you are a woman. I hope you don't think that is a barrier to what I am going to tell you. You mentioned this economy is in the dumper; true in most non skilled occupations. You sound desperate. I understand this. One industry that has always remained strong throughout all economic times is the trucking industry. Men and woman of all walks of life happen to drive big trucks. The pay is good and the work is steady. If you have any better ideas in order to support your loved one and most importantly, passing your AOS interview, I am all ears. Some larger companies will pay for your training and you will pay them back over two years. This might not be for you, but do you want to take the risk of being denied due to lack of income? You are inside a box now. Think outside that box! Food for thought; there are 10 jobs for every driver in the US now. Starting pay is about $35,000 and goes up and up and up with experience.


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