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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Scotland
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Hi folks, Im now in tampa and did the paper marriage thing (refuse to accept it as real marriage) and now need to sort out the above. Ive looked at the guide on here and am still a bit confused.. Do I apply for AOS and EAD separately. Ive heard some people saying EAD isnt worth applying for as you AOS will come through around the same time. Very confusing.. please help as I don't know where to stsart..

Thanks.


Met - September 13 2007 in Birmingham Alabama

Engaged - February 12 2010 in Linlithgow Palace, Scotland

NOA1 - July 8 2010

N0A2 - January 18

Medical Passed - March 15

Interview - April 12.. = APPROVED!!!!!!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nigeria
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Hi folks, Im now in tampa and did the paper marriage thing (refuse to accept it as real marriage) and now need to sort out the above. Ive looked at the guide on here and am still a bit confused.. Do I apply for AOS and EAD separately. Ive heard some people saying EAD isnt worth applying for as you AOS will come through around the same time. Very confusing.. please help as I don't know where to stsart..

Thanks.

you apply for them together the price is 1,070.00 and that includes AOS (greencard) EAD (emploment document) and AP (Advance Parole) if you apply for them sepetately it will cost more. Although there is a chance you will get the greencard before the EAD (we did) my thoughts to you is apply for them all at the same time because you never know you might be picked to hava n interview and thus the AOS will take a little longer and if that is the case at least you will be able to work because you will have gotten your EAD....Good luck to ya!!!! :thumbs:


November 5, 2010 Interview 7am APPROVED!!!!!! (6months 4weeks 1day) THANK YOU LORD!!!!!

(look at my about me page in my profile if you want to see my entire k1 journey)

AOS Journey:

Feb.4, 2011 Mailed AOS packet

Feb. 7, 2011 Pkt delivered in Chicago

Feb. 10, 2011 Received txt and email of NOA for AOS, EAD, and AP

Feb. 11, 2011 Check cashed for AOS

Feb. 12, 2011 Touched

Feb. 14, 2011 received hard copy of NOA for AOS, EAD& AP

Feb. 18, 2011 received appt letter for biometrics

Feb. 28, 2011 biometrics appt @10am

Feb. 28, 2011 received txt/email AOS case transferred to csc

Mar 1, 2011 AOS Touched

Mar 3, 2011 received hard copy of AOS transfer to csc

Mar 4, 2011 AOS Touched

Mar 28, 2011 Received txt/email saying card production has been ordered. (1month 3eeks 3days)

Mar 28, 2011 Received 2nd txt/email saying we have registered this customer permanent residence status

Mar 29, 2011 Received 3rd txt/email says card production has been ordered.

April 1, 2011 greencard and welcome letter in hand!!

April 5, 2011 received txt/email EAD card production ordered

Will Start Removing Conditions Dec 2012!!!!

Dec. 26, 2012 mailed ROC paperwork

Dec. 28, 2012 NOA for ROC paperwork

Jan. 7, 2013 received bio appt letter

Jan. 24, 2013 bio appt.

June 22, 2013 10yr green card received

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Scotland
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great.. thanks folks ill get on it straight away.. I take it no matter what happens I won't be able to work for at least 90 days?


Met - September 13 2007 in Birmingham Alabama

Engaged - February 12 2010 in Linlithgow Palace, Scotland

NOA1 - July 8 2010

N0A2 - January 18

Medical Passed - March 15

Interview - April 12.. = APPROVED!!!!!!

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Hi folks, Im now in tampa and did the paper marriage thing (refuse to accept it as real marriage) and now need to sort out the above. Ive looked at the guide on here and am still a bit confused.. Do I apply for AOS and EAD separately. Ive heard some people saying EAD isnt worth applying for as you AOS will come through around the same time. Very confusing.. please help as I don't know where to stsart..

Thanks.

My AOS list if it will help you get your applications organized. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FIsgnb7Tfj7tcRNnqRMKUOXQdEfR6HTUDY2vX6zKqqU/edit?hl=en_US&authkey=CNXN_oQH#

I would suggest filing for all three things. No extra fee, just some extra paperwork.


England.gifENGLAND ---

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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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Australia
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My AOS list if it will help you get your applications organized. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FIsgnb7Tfj7tcRNnqRMKUOXQdEfR6HTUDY2vX6zKqqU/edit?hl=en_US&authkey=CNXN_oQH#

I would suggest filing for all three things. No extra fee, just some extra paperwork.

Just a note on your list, you mention "Statement of circumstances that warrant issuance of advance parole" with AP that is NOT required for an AOS AP application. It says in the instructions that if applying for AOS you include the NOA1 from AOS. Though it doesn't say it in so many words, as you're filing concurrently the NOA1 isn't required... for the same reason it isn't required as it normally would be for AP and EAD in order to get the fee waived. So you don't attach any statement.

You should also note the photos are US passport size, different countries have different passport size requirements. (I see you've done this for UK specific and this was originally posted in UK regional but now that it's moved it bears mentioning).

The K1 visa page is not required for EAD, but is required for AP.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Australia
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Hi folks, Im now in tampa and did the paper marriage thing (refuse to accept it as real marriage) and now need to sort out the above. Ive looked at the guide on here and am still a bit confused.. Do I apply for AOS and EAD separately. Ive heard some people saying EAD isnt worth applying for as you AOS will come through around the same time. Very confusing.. please help as I don't know where to stsart..

Thanks.

First note is it IS a real marriage. I know you don't want to feel it that way but it doesn't sound good that you don't think you're "really" married. You're legally married but I do understand what you mean that without the pretty dress and big ceremony it feels different but it's legal and that's what's important.

Regarding EAD, not too long ago AOS was taking 7 months so the EAD definitely helped then. Some AOS cases have taken years (one girls was 2 years.. no idea why, I think USCIS lost her file). As others have said, the fee for EAD and AP are waived when filed together with AOS and they're just a couple of extra forms and extra photocopies. Totally worth the trouble in case your file takes a little longer and you need to work and/or leave the country for a bit.

This AOS thread should help you: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/235331-aos-ead-ap-from-k1-the-aussie-way-doc-list-included/ it has the required document list and explanations.

Good luck!

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Vanessa-- As I said, it's my list. It's what we sent in that resulted in a greencard with no RFE and no interview. I don't offer it as the perfect detailed list, as yours is. I was only sharing with a fellow UK person, in a UK forum, as a very brief summary of a personal experience that worked flawlessly.


England.gifENGLAND ---

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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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Australia
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Vanessa-- As I said, it's my list. It's what we sent in that resulted in a greencard with no RFE and no interview. I don't offer it as the perfect detailed list, as yours is. I was only sharing with a fellow UK person, in a UK forum, as a very brief summary of a personal experience that worked flawlessly.

I only happened on this thread again because it listed as unread. When replying you should hit "reply" so that I get notified otherwise I might miss it, unless you WANT me to miss it in which case don't hit reply :P.

My bad on your list. I read it and you wrote stuff that made it appear that it was a guide. You wrote things that were "if needed", you wrote notes at the bottom. If it was simply your "contents" list then I wouldn't have said anything (except the AP thingy which everyone keeps mentioning but ISN'T required and just confuses matters) but it looks like a guide which is why I mentioned what wasn't right about it.

I'm all for what helps people get their GC without RFE and without interview but also for not doing/including things that aren't required. But as I said, it WAS in the UK forum and isn't now which is one of the reasons I saw it, and "corrected" it. No insult intended.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Scotland
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Hey folks

We are having a bit of a nightmare here.. We went to a local GP to get the varicella and forms done. We contacted the GP in advance and were told all was good and he could help. On meeting the doctor it was apparant he didnt have much experience of this. He said he couldnt do it as he isnt homeland security approved. He also said id need another full medical. He directed us to another mdical practise who again didnt think they could deal with it.. What do we do? Do I need another medical? As far as I can see I go to a GP, get the jag, get it signed for and then I can send off all the forms. We even called USCIS and you can imagine the sense we got from them followed by "is there anything else we can help you with"!!

Please help.. we are lost right now..

Ally.


Met - September 13 2007 in Birmingham Alabama

Engaged - February 12 2010 in Linlithgow Palace, Scotland

NOA1 - July 8 2010

N0A2 - January 18

Medical Passed - March 15

Interview - April 12.. = APPROVED!!!!!!

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Filed: Country: Mexico
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Hey folks

We are having a bit of a nightmare here.. We went to a local GP to get the varicella and forms done. We contacted the GP in advance and were told all was good and he could help. On meeting the doctor it was apparant he didnt have much experience of this. He said he couldnt do it as he isnt homeland security approved. He also said id need another full medical. He directed us to another mdical practise who again didnt think they could deal with it.. What do we do? Do I need another medical? As far as I can see I go to a GP, get the jag, get it signed for and then I can send off all the forms. We even called USCIS and you can imagine the sense we got from them followed by "is there anything else we can help you with"!!

Please help.. we are lost right now..

Ally.

You cannot go to any doctor. You need to find a Civil Surgeon. They are the only ones authorized to fill out the I-693 for you. You do not need another full medical. You just need to fill out part 1, part 2- vaccinations only, and part 5 of the I-693. You will need to call around to the civil surgeons in your area until you find one willing to do the vaccinations only.

Go here to locate your local civil surgeons: https://egov.uscis.gov/crisgwi/go?action=offices.type&OfficeLocator.office_type=CIV


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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