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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: China


My wife arrived here on April 13th, 2011 and we were married on June 24th, 2011. We filed for AOS on July 5th 2011 and have a certified mail return receipt for July 8th 2011.

Several Questions:

1) Her visa (K-1) expires July 8th, 2011. I assume the AOS will take precedent over that.

2) Her I-94 expires on July 12th, 2011. I Assume the AOS will take precedent over that.

3) When filing the I-485, I asked her for her birth certificate to make copies, but was greeted with "I gave that to the Consulate". After numerous attempts to tell her to never give the Consulate originals of anything, but show them originals when asked for them, she gave them the original birth certificate and it's translation. After our long journey, I can't blame her, she still has copies of the Hukou.

We went ahead and filed the I-485, because of the timliness of the other visa deadline and I-94 deadline. We've been out-of-town meeting family members in another state. Is there someting I should be doing? Is copies of the Hukou enough? Should I ask for copies of her birth certificate (certified) from GuangZhou to be forwarded here. Anything else I should be woried about I haven't thought of?


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada

1. The K-1 already expired on entry. It is ONE TIME use only. Expired after use.

2. Yes

3. You will likely get an RFE for the missing birth certificate. Best to get extra copys of this asap.

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Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

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Better to get one. You will need it for various things. They asked to see mine when I applied for SSN to verify my name and parents names

My Journey:

We met through a study-abroad program in Shanghai, China in August of 2009

We got engaged March of 2010

I received my K1 VISA in 6 months (June-December 2010)

We were married 04/02/2011
I received my conditional 2-year greencard (AOS) in 2.5 months with no interview (April-June 2011)

Our son was born 02/03/2013

I received my masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology 04/17/2013

I received my 10-year greencard (ROC) in 3 months with no interview (March-June 2013)

My husband returned from deployment 06/20/2013

My naturalization journey took 4 months (April-August 2014)

I became a US citizen on 08/01/2014

Received passport in 3 weeks (regular processing)

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China

Did you include a photocopy of the birth certificate white book with I-485 submittal ?

Usually they want the original for this,

can get another white book; rather, can any of her family members (listed in her hukuo book) get her a new one, this week? Suggest they get one, send it asap to her, as I think yer gonna get an RFE in a bit.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: China

Yep, her mum or dad can go get her another copy and have it sent asap. Do as Darnell says so you will have it ready when your RFE arrives. :thumbs:

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K1 completion: 03-10-2010, PINK!!!(well..it's orangish)
POE: Chicago/ORD 05-21-2010
Married: 05-26-2010
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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: China

My wife didn't have her birth certificate either when we filed for AOS. It was most likely in the sealed envelope turned in at the airport and they didn't return it.

We got a copy of it resent electronically by her family, printed it and sent it in with the packet. We didn't get an RFE.

You'd figure they'd reuse what's on file, but then it would be too easy.

Be sure to get it ready though, like the others said you'll probably get an RFE if you didn't at least send a copy.

Edited by LDG

~Our AOS Timeline~

2010-Nov-01 Packet submitted (AOS, EAD, AP)

2010-11-03 USPS delivered

2010-11-08 E-notifications received w/ receipt numbers. Check cashed.

2010-11-12 Received NOAs

2010-11-18 Received biometrics appointment letter (12/08 08:00)

2010-12-08 Biometrics completed

2011-01-08 Rec'd NOA for I-485 interview appointment (02/23 10:30)

2011-01-14 Rec'd E-notices for both AP/EAD: AP approved & EAD in production.

2011-01-18 Rec'd E-notices: EAD approved (? was in production stage before)

2011-01-18 Received I-512L AP documents! (postmrkd 1/12)

2011-01-20 Received EAD card! (postmrkd 1/14)

2011-02-23 AOS Interview - APPROVED!

2011-03-03 Received wife's Permanent Resident Card~


2012-11-23 First day we can file to remove conditions

~Our K1 Timeline~

2010-Mar-05 I-129f sent

2010-03-16 NOA1

2010-05-12 NOA2

2010-05-20 @ NVC

2010-05-25 @ Guangzhou Consulate

2010-05-27 Packet 3 Rcvd

2010-05-29 Packet 3 Sent

2010-06-17 Packet 4 mailed out according to DOS

2010-06-24 Fiancee rec'd P4

2010-07-22 Medical exam

2010-07-26 Interview (Pink!)

2010-07-29 VISA via EMS (Happy day!)

2010-08-30 Trip to China, traditional ceremony, unofficial

2010-09-17 POE

2010-09-20 Married! :)

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