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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Mexico
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My wife came in on a K-1. We are now married and are adjusting her status.

We had a bit of a panic the other day because her passport had somehow fallen out of her purse (at her mom's house luckily), and we searched everywhere at our house and cars and then later found it at her mom's house. So that lil chain of events leads to my question.

Should she carry her passport with her at all times? Or, in the alternative, can she carry a color copy of her passport biographical page along with her K-1 visa and entry stamp, and a certified marriage certificate and be ok should she ever get questioned?

Im just so worried because we worked SOOO hard for that K-1 tucked away in her passport and I dont want it to get lost to happen-stance, ya know?

Thanks everyone!

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Store the actual passport in a safe. Carry the copies that you mentioned if desired.


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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Generally speaking: do not carry stuff around with you that is expensive or difficult to replace. That applies to your gold-crusted Rolex, the diamond necklace, an heirloom, a Green Card, and a passport equally. I assume you are a US citizen? Tell, me how many times have you been asked to show your passport or prove your immigration or citizenship status while doing your daily duties in your hometown?


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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Colombia
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Generally speaking: do not carry stuff around with you that is expensive or difficult to replace. That applies to your gold-crusted Rolex, the diamond necklace, an heirloom, a Green Card, and a passport equally. I assume you are a US citizen? Tell, me how many times have you been asked to show your passport or prove your immigration or citizenship status while doing your daily duties in your hometown?

It's not terribly likely but it's not unheard of, either. It's a good idea to have something. In most cases, copies should suffice.


N-400

Feb. 12, 2016 - Sent N-400 to USCIS (3-year rule)

Feb. 19, 2016 - NOA1

Mar. 14, 2016 - Biometrics

June 2, 2016 - Interview - Recommended for Approval

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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I echo Ryan Here - copies...

(btw, she apply in person for SSN at SSA office, yet?)


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Mexico
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I echo Ryan Here - copies...

(btw, she apply in person for SSN at SSA office, yet?)

Copies it is! Thanks all.

Yes she did try to apply in person at a local SS office. They told her that since she had already married that she could not apply for a SSN until she received her EAD. She took the piece of paper that supposedly would suffice in informing the SS office that her I-94 is prrof enough to obtain a SSN. They still declined her a chance to apply for her SSN until we received her actual EAD.

I was pissed needless to say. So I called the SSN office myself and spoke with a very nice lady who looked for the particular internal office note that stated the I-94 was proof enough that she can apply. However, after spending 45 mins looking she could not find it and her rules clearly stated that we need an EAD to apply. So Im not sure what overwrote the previous rule, but they do not show that rule anymore in there system.

So now we wait, and I grow poorer by the day as my wife is not allowed to work, and hence, cant return to her schooling as I can not afford it on my income alone.

/le sigh

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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if there's more than 14 days to go before her I-94 expires..

go to another SSA office, apply in passport name.

sort out the married name, later.


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

-=-=-=-=-=R E A D ! ! !=-=-=-=-=-

Whoa Nelly ! Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

 

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