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Hi guys,

I am preparing my package to send out... we did our first green card with a lawyer so I'm kinda nervous preparing all these documents myself! Please help me make sure I'm doing this right. :)

1. I can't find anything on the form that says how much it is? Are there two checks to send again? One for the fee and one for biometrics?

My Evidence:

- Joint bank account statement with both our names and address

- Letters from my employer stating that my husband is beneficiary on my 401k and life insurance (do these have to be notorized? They are on company stationary) & copies of the signed beneficiary forms.

- Receipt from Orbitz showing we paid for 2 tickets to Denmark in April of this year with both our names on it

- Amex statement showing both our names and copies of the two credit cards

- Car insurance verification of coverage statements showing both our names at the same address (current policy and previous)

- Copy of our current lease showing both of us as leasees (this is a new lease from the last time we filed)

- Copy of a signed joint loan at our credit union

- Another joint credit card statement and copies of the credit cards

- Copies of our drivers licenses with same address

- IRS transcripts of our last 2 years of tax filings married filing jointly

- Picture of us together on our honeymoon cruise last year (professional photo with info about the cruise on it)

- Pictures of us together on various holidays (valentine's day & anniversary)

So, based on all that stuff... do I need to do the affidavit thing? Is there anything else you see that could be missing? We don't have any other joint finances that I can think of. The only other thing I could add is statements from credit cards and loans that are just in his name but at the same address.

Any guidance is appreciated!

Edited by lechatnoir

Adjust from VWP:

Marriage on day 64

06/29/09 - AOS package sent

07/01/09 - Package received via FedEx @ Chicago

07/08/09 - Received NOA

07/27/09 - Received Advanced Parole document dated 7/22

08/04/09 - Biometrics Appointment

08/12/09 - Received EAD Card

08/14/09 - Applied for Social Security Card

09/15/09 - Interview in Fairfax, VA ***APPROVED***

09/15/09 - Card Production Ordered

09/19/09 - Welcome to the USA letter received.

09/24/09 - Green Card in Hand

Time from Application receipt to Approval: 76 days.

Remove conditions: 09/2011

Remove conditions initial application: 7/6/2011 Approval: 4/17/2012

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Oh and I forgot to add:

- Copies of our joint health insurance cards & statement


Adjust from VWP:

Marriage on day 64

06/29/09 - AOS package sent

07/01/09 - Package received via FedEx @ Chicago

07/08/09 - Received NOA

07/27/09 - Received Advanced Parole document dated 7/22

08/04/09 - Biometrics Appointment

08/12/09 - Received EAD Card

08/14/09 - Applied for Social Security Card

09/15/09 - Interview in Fairfax, VA ***APPROVED***

09/15/09 - Card Production Ordered

09/19/09 - Welcome to the USA letter received.

09/24/09 - Green Card in Hand

Time from Application receipt to Approval: 76 days.

Remove conditions: 09/2011

Remove conditions initial application: 7/6/2011 Approval: 4/17/2012

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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I think your list is good.


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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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Colombia
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a copy of your permanent resident card front and back,your checks put your name and address, alien reg number, it's good to make a cover letter to list, to show your evidence,thats included in the package,-G-1145. then it all looks good, good luck,

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Thanks! :D You mentioned something about G-1145... what's that?

Yes about the checks... can I get some info on them ...amounts and are they made out to USCIS?

Edited by lechatnoir

Adjust from VWP:

Marriage on day 64

06/29/09 - AOS package sent

07/01/09 - Package received via FedEx @ Chicago

07/08/09 - Received NOA

07/27/09 - Received Advanced Parole document dated 7/22

08/04/09 - Biometrics Appointment

08/12/09 - Received EAD Card

08/14/09 - Applied for Social Security Card

09/15/09 - Interview in Fairfax, VA ***APPROVED***

09/15/09 - Card Production Ordered

09/19/09 - Welcome to the USA letter received.

09/24/09 - Green Card in Hand

Time from Application receipt to Approval: 76 days.

Remove conditions: 09/2011

Remove conditions initial application: 7/6/2011 Approval: 4/17/2012

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Ok thanks,

Can someone answer my question about the check(s)?


Adjust from VWP:

Marriage on day 64

06/29/09 - AOS package sent

07/01/09 - Package received via FedEx @ Chicago

07/08/09 - Received NOA

07/27/09 - Received Advanced Parole document dated 7/22

08/04/09 - Biometrics Appointment

08/12/09 - Received EAD Card

08/14/09 - Applied for Social Security Card

09/15/09 - Interview in Fairfax, VA ***APPROVED***

09/15/09 - Card Production Ordered

09/19/09 - Welcome to the USA letter received.

09/24/09 - Green Card in Hand

Time from Application receipt to Approval: 76 days.

Remove conditions: 09/2011

Remove conditions initial application: 7/6/2011 Approval: 4/17/2012

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Ok thanks,

Can someone answer my question about the check(s)?

Filing fee is $590 ($505 + $85 for Biometric). Just send one check for that amount.

Information on the filing fee here: http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.5af9bb95919f35e66f614176543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=f858d59cb7a5d010VgnVCM10000048f3d6a1RCRD&vgnextchannel=db029c7755cb9010VgnVCM10000045f3d6a1RCRD


K1-K2 Visas Journey

(Day 1) 05/23/07: Packet sent to CSC

(Day 247) 01/25/08: Interview. Approved!

(Day 254) 02/01/08: Visas Received.

AOS Journey K1-K2

(Day 1) 04/20/08: Application sent.

(Day 73) 07/02/08: EAD,AP Approved!

(Day 108) 08/05/08: AOS Approved!

(Day 114) 08/11/08: 2 years GC received.

ROC Journey K1-K2

(Day 1) 05/09/10: Application sent.

(Day 129) 09/14/10: ROC Approved!

(Day 135) 09/20/10: 10 years GC received.

Naturalization Journey

(Day 1) 10/02/11: Application sent.

(Day 122) 01/31/12: Interview. PASSED!

(Day 125) 02/03/12: Oath Ceremony. Done!

End of our Journey:

Daughter and I became U.S. Citizens on 02/03/2012.

(Day 1) 02/09/12: Applied for U.S. Passport & Passport card.

(Day 16) 02/24/12: Passport received.

(Day 19) 02/27/12: Passport Card received.

(Day 24) 03/03/12: Got CoN back.

N-600 for Daughter

(Day 1) 02/04/12: Application sent.

(Day 117) 05/30/12: Picked up Certificate of Citizenship at USCIS local office Chicago.

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Perfect! Thanks!

One last question, do I have to include passport photocopies?

Edited by lechatnoir

Adjust from VWP:

Marriage on day 64

06/29/09 - AOS package sent

07/01/09 - Package received via FedEx @ Chicago

07/08/09 - Received NOA

07/27/09 - Received Advanced Parole document dated 7/22

08/04/09 - Biometrics Appointment

08/12/09 - Received EAD Card

08/14/09 - Applied for Social Security Card

09/15/09 - Interview in Fairfax, VA ***APPROVED***

09/15/09 - Card Production Ordered

09/19/09 - Welcome to the USA letter received.

09/24/09 - Green Card in Hand

Time from Application receipt to Approval: 76 days.

Remove conditions: 09/2011

Remove conditions initial application: 7/6/2011 Approval: 4/17/2012

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Excellent... ty muchly.


Adjust from VWP:

Marriage on day 64

06/29/09 - AOS package sent

07/01/09 - Package received via FedEx @ Chicago

07/08/09 - Received NOA

07/27/09 - Received Advanced Parole document dated 7/22

08/04/09 - Biometrics Appointment

08/12/09 - Received EAD Card

08/14/09 - Applied for Social Security Card

09/15/09 - Interview in Fairfax, VA ***APPROVED***

09/15/09 - Card Production Ordered

09/19/09 - Welcome to the USA letter received.

09/24/09 - Green Card in Hand

Time from Application receipt to Approval: 76 days.

Remove conditions: 09/2011

Remove conditions initial application: 7/6/2011 Approval: 4/17/2012

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Hi guys,

I am preparing my package to send out... we did our first green card with a lawyer so I'm kinda nervous preparing all these documents myself! Please help me make sure I'm doing this right. :)

1. I can't find anything on the form that says how much it is? Are there two checks to send again? One for the fee and one for biometrics?

My Evidence:

- Joint bank account statement with both our names and address

- Letters from my employer stating that my husband is beneficiary on my 401k and life insurance (do these have to be notorized? They are on company stationary) & copies of the signed beneficiary forms.

- Receipt from Orbitz showing we paid for 2 tickets to Denmark in April of this year with both our names on it

- Amex statement showing both our names and copies of the two credit cards

- Car insurance verification of coverage statements showing both our names at the same address (current policy and previous)

- Copy of our current lease showing both of us as leasees (this is a new lease from the last time we filed)

- Copy of a signed joint loan at our credit union

- Another joint credit card statement and copies of the credit cards

- Copies of our drivers licenses with same address

- IRS transcripts of our last 2 years of tax filings married filing jointly

- Picture of us together on our honeymoon cruise last year (professional photo with info about the cruise on it)

- Pictures of us together on various holidays (valentine's day & anniversary)

So, based on all that stuff... do I need to do the affidavit thing? Is there anything else you see that could be missing? We don't have any other joint finances that I can think of. The only other thing I could add is statements from credit cards and loans that are just in his name but at the same address.

Any guidance is appreciated!

Looks, good you do not need an attorney unless there is a probes. be honest, it will be OK.


In Arizona its hot hot hot.

http://www.uscis.gov/dateCalculator.html

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OK! Thanks for all the replies I am ready to mail this morning!

I have my check for 590.00 made out to US Dept of Homeland Security.

I have my package of all my stuff organized and paperclipped.

We are in Virginia so, I'm sending it to Vermont.

And this is what I said in my cover letter:

7/6/2011

USCIS Vermont Service Center

75 Lower Welden St.

PO Box 200

St. Albans, VT 05479-0001

RE: I-751 JOINT PETITION TO REMOVE CONDITIONS OF STATUS ON:

Name of Immigrant: PAV A#XXX-XX-XXX SS#: XXX-XX-XXXX

Name of Spouse: Lechatnoir SS#: XXX-XX-XXXX

Dear USCIS examiner:

Enclosed please find a JOINT I-751 petition for removal of conditions of permanent resident status regarding my husband, PAV. Please also find a check for $590.00, the fee for this form. We are happily living together and request that this petition be accepted for removal of conditions on the residence of my husband PAV.

Enclosed also please find the following documents to verify the status of our marriage and ongoing relationship:

• Form I-751 Completed and signed;

• Continuation of I-751 listing prior address;

• Copy of the green card of PAV;

• Copies of PAV's and Lechatnoir's drivers license;

• Copies of Joint Bank account statement and copies of visa check cards;

• Letter from Lechatnoir's employer stating beneficiary information for 401k plan and copy of completed form;

• Signed life insurance beneficiary form (through Lechatnoir employer);

• Orbitz travel receipt showing joint trip to Denmark in March of 2011;

• American Express statement showing joint card holders and copies of credit cards;

• Car insurance verification of coverage statements showing joint insurance (current coverage period and prior);

• Copy of joint lease agreement with current apartment complex where we reside;

• Copy of signed joint loan with Navy Federal Credit Union;

• Copy of joint Mastercard statement with Navy Federal Credit Union and copies of the credit cards;

• Copy of joint Mastercard with Hooters (Merrick Bank);

• Copy of Medical Insurance statement and joint medical cards through Lechatnoir' employer;

• IRS transcripts of Married Filing Jointly Tax Returns for the years of 2010 and 2009;

• Picture of PAV and Lechatnoir on honeymoon cruise in 2010;

• Picture of PAV and Lechatnoir at a restaurant celebrating valentine's day 2011;

• Picture of PAV and Lechatnoir at a restaurant celebrating wedding anniversary 2011.

Please advise me if you have any further questions or problems related to this petition.

Sincerely,

Lechatnoir


Adjust from VWP:

Marriage on day 64

06/29/09 - AOS package sent

07/01/09 - Package received via FedEx @ Chicago

07/08/09 - Received NOA

07/27/09 - Received Advanced Parole document dated 7/22

08/04/09 - Biometrics Appointment

08/12/09 - Received EAD Card

08/14/09 - Applied for Social Security Card

09/15/09 - Interview in Fairfax, VA ***APPROVED***

09/15/09 - Card Production Ordered

09/19/09 - Welcome to the USA letter received.

09/24/09 - Green Card in Hand

Time from Application receipt to Approval: 76 days.

Remove conditions: 09/2011

Remove conditions initial application: 7/6/2011 Approval: 4/17/2012

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