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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Philippines
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My husband and I have our AOS interview in a couple weeks and are in the process of gathering documents we need to provide proof of bonafide marriage. I came to the US on a B2 visa when I was 8 years old have been out of status since. It is difficult for us to show any joint documents since we are currently living with his parents. We haven't been able to get a joint bank account because I am still waiting for my SSN card to be verified and sent in the mail, which may take another 2 weeks from today :(.

So far we can only provide a document showing me under his car insurance. We have many pictures together since we started dating two years ago. Many with my family and his family together and trips we took(one to NJ where he met all my uncles, aunts, cousins).

I'm trying to figure out if there is any other type of evidence we can bring to the interview. The only other things I can think of is having his mom write a sworn affidavit that we live together or printing out cell phone bills showing calls we made to each other.

I am positive that as long as we explain the situation we are in the IO will be more lenient and understanding, but it's difficult not to be a little worried. I have faith that God will guide us through it. If anyone has any suggestions it would be truly appreciated. Thank you!


04/18/1996 - Entered US on a B2 Visa

02/25/2011 - Married =)

03/18/2011 - Mailed Package to Chicago Lockbox

03/20/2011 - [Day 1] I-130/I-485/I-765 Package Received by USCIS

03/28/2011 - [Day 9] Received NOA1

04/01/2011 - [Day 13] Received Biometrics Letter

04/26/2011 - [Day 38] Successful Biometrics Appointment for I-765/I-485

05/09/2011 - [Day 51] Received Initial Interview Letter Scheduled for June 9

05/11/2011 - [Day 53] EAD Card Production Ordered

05/13/2011 - [Day 55] Interview Cancelled Notice Received

05/14/2011 - [Day 56] Interview Rescheduled for June 15

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Filed: Country: Philippines
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Hi There!

We haven't been able to get a joint bank account because I am still waiting for my SSN card to be verified and sent in the mail, which may take another 2 weeks from today :(.

I didn't have my SSN yet when we applied for our joint account, my husband explained that we were undergoing immigration process and that we will submit my SSN as soon as we receive it. They obliged and we were able to open an account. If your husband has an existing account let him add you to that and explain the same. But if your interview is in a few weeks I guess there's not much of a point doing that since immigration wants to see active exchange of transactions for a certain time period.

As for our AOS, I made a time line of our relationship and arranged our photos in chronological order with appropriate captions and dates [Courtship, Vacations to Wedding to reception..also with friends & family]. We had affidavits from friends, colleagues and a relative. Airline tickets we used for our vacations, gifts, emails and greeting cards we sent each other, contracts we signed during our wedding preparation, receipts under both our names during the wedding, greeting cards sent to us [snail mail with postage] by friends and relatives, he made me an extension of his credit card so we sent that too, car insurance and health insurance. Any bills sent to both of you by mail or electronically. Basically anything that both have our names on it with the same address.

Don't worry much about what you dont have because there's nothing much you can do about it. Look for things that you have and work on it. With this immigration process, I learned that being extremely organized with your paper work is key. Our interview was a breeze because our interviewer told us that our documentation and evidences were in order. The only thing she asked for was my passport where she stamped my green card. Don't forget to make a copy for yourselves and bring all originals.

Good luck...I wish you the best...You can do it!!! :))))

Edited by pixie77

AOS from B1B2

06/14/10 – Mailed I-130, 485,765,824

06/16/10 – Delivered to Chicago Lockbox

06/22/10 – Received texts & email routed to NBC

06/24/10 – Checks cashed for I-130, 485, 765, 824

06/26/10 – NOA1 for I-130, 485,765, 824

07/17/10 – Received hard copy of RFE 485

08/16/10 – Sent RFE response

08/19/10 – RFE delivered to NBC

08/20/10 – Case resumed online

09/24/10 – Called USCIS Biometrics Service Request

10/04/10 – Received Service request letter

10/27/10 – Infopass Appt. for Biometrics

11/05/10 – Called USCIS for Biometrics

11/22/10 – Called USCIS Biometrics Service Request

11/23/10 – Wrote & Mail Letter to Congresswoman

12/06/10 – Received Biometrics Letter after 5 months…FINALLY!!!

12/14/10 – Biometrics Done!!

12/15/10 - Card Production Ordered - Online Status-YEHEYY!!!:))

12/28/10 - Received EAD Card!!! Yahoo!! :))

12/30/10 - Applied for SSN

01/03/11 - Received SSN

01/06/11 - Received Interview Letter!! Yahoo!! Feb. 8 it is!!

01/08/11 - Interview Approved!Green Card Stamped on Passport!!

01/14/11 - Approval Notice I-130 & Welcome Letter!

01/18/11 - Received Green Card in the mail..

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Daughter's CR-2 Timeline http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.php?app=core&module=usercp&tab=members&area=aboutme

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Bulgaria
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also, you can bring some magazines or mail that you get to the house in order to prove you are living with your husband in the same house

good luck!!

do magazines really count as a solid proof of residence???I didnt think it would!my husband and I also live with his parents and I get no mail (water bill electric bill etc.)with my name on it,except for a magazine and some discount offers from sears,pampers and stuff like that...

to the OP- you can get life insurance if you guys dont already have some,and make each other the beneficiary


09-10-13 (day 00) : AOS Package sent

09-12-13 (day 02) : Package delivered

09-17-13 (day 07) : Texts / emails received

09-23-13 (day 13) : Only one NOA hard copy received

10-07-13 (day 27) : NOA hard copy for I 485 received (NOA for I 130 still missing)

10-09-13 (day 29) : Biometrics letter FAXED, appointment for 10-11-13

10-11-13 (day 31) : Biometrics done

10-23-13 (day 43) : Online status changed to "testing and interview"

10-28-13 (day 48) : Interview appointment letter received - Nov 27th

11-12-13 (day 63) : EAD online status changed to "card production"

11-21-13 (day 72) : EAD card received in mail

11-27-13 (day 78) : AOS interview-approved!

12-02-13 (day 83) : "Welcome to America" letter received

12-04-13 (day 85) : Green card received

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Thanks for the suggestions.


04/18/1996 - Entered US on a B2 Visa

02/25/2011 - Married =)

03/18/2011 - Mailed Package to Chicago Lockbox

03/20/2011 - [Day 1] I-130/I-485/I-765 Package Received by USCIS

03/28/2011 - [Day 9] Received NOA1

04/01/2011 - [Day 13] Received Biometrics Letter

04/26/2011 - [Day 38] Successful Biometrics Appointment for I-765/I-485

05/09/2011 - [Day 51] Received Initial Interview Letter Scheduled for June 9

05/11/2011 - [Day 53] EAD Card Production Ordered

05/13/2011 - [Day 55] Interview Cancelled Notice Received

05/14/2011 - [Day 56] Interview Rescheduled for June 15

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How about subscribing to Netflix, mailed to both your names....or a gym membership, costco cards :)

Maxximus


10/13/2010 - Mailed in The Package (AOS, I-765, I-130)

10/17/2010 - USPS confirms delivery to USCIS

10/25/2010 - Check cashed

10/26/2010 - All applications been worked on aka touched

10/28/2010 - NOA1 Receipts for applications received

11/24/2010 - Received appointment for biometrics in the mail for 12/17 *yay*

12/17/2010 - 9.25 a.m. - 9.45 a.m. Biometrics done !!

12/23/2010 - EAD Approved and Card on its way - Email notification received *yay*

01/03/2011 - WOOOHOOO ...EAD Card in Hand!

01/04/2011 - Oh boy....Received Interview Letter today - February 3rd is the day! :)

02/03/2011 - Interview scheduled 12:45 p.m. - out of there before 1:30 p.m. - further review

Coming home, checking for touches at 5:30 p.m. - CARD PRODUCTION ORDERED !!!!

Thank you All on Visajourney for your inputs, experiences and thoughts!!!

02/09/2011 - Yup another e-mail saying that my card production was ordered.

02/10/2011 - E-mail notification "Approval letter was sent today"

02/14/2011 - Welcome Letter / Approval NOA and Card (separate envelope) received!!! :D

Late November 2012 (have to look up my receipts ;) - mailed in ROC I-751

12/12/2012 - NOA 1, status extension received

12/18/2012 - Biometrics appointment letter received

01/08/2013 - Biometrics done

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