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Joined bills/accounts without a SNN - for proof of bona fide marriage

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I've been staying "under the radar" for 2.5 years now because of my VWP overstay.

Nothing is in my name or has my name on it..(my husband is a USC)

How did you go about putting your name on bills etc?

I tried our t-mobile phone plan, they wont put my name on it as main plan holder unless I pay them a $500 deposit.

I tried our bank, they say they can't do this without a SSN.

We are going to go to bank of America tomorrow soon and try to open a joint account.. Online they told me I need 2 forms of ID.

I have my passport which is still valid, my ID card from my home country which is expired.. I also have my ING debit card from my home country with my name on it.. I'm hoping this will be enough?

We're moving soon and we'll put both our names on the lease too.

I haven't even filed for AOS yet, but I'm just getting everything (overly?) prepared :thumbs:

Met my husband (USC) online in 2008.

Jan 8th 2009 - Came to the USA to meet him (VWP), instantly fell in love.

Jan 29th 2009 - Got married at the courthouse.

April 2011 - Our daughter was born.

July 2011 - Getting paperwork ready to file for AOS

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Don't forget to file for your EAD card also I-765, when this arrives you will have hopefully a month gap between it's arrival, to your interview date.

You can get a SSN with your EAD card, you can add yourself to bills etc then also.

Don't ask to be the primary name on the t-mobile account, ask them to just add your name to the bill, as you're both married. I'm assuming your T-Mobile plan has two phones / sharing the same plan?

2005: Met my wife online, "Habbo Hotel" instantly became friends.

2007: Lost contact with her, as we both lived thousands of miles away.

2010: Regained contact with her, again instantly became best friends.

~At this point we'd talked about visiting the others country~


October 16th 2010: Landed at JFK INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL 2 under Visa Waiver Program.

October 17th 2010: Nicole (now my wife) took me to manhattan and treat me like no other.

November 13th 2010: Got Engaged!

December 17th 2010: We got married!

January 14th 2011: VISA EXPIRED (No AOS papers sent yet)

February 20th 2011: Filed for AOS (Sent in I-130 / I-864 / I-485)

March 7th 2011: Received NOA for I-130 / I-485

March 18th 2011: Biometrics taken

March 26th 2011: RFE MEDICAL

April 12th 2011: Medical Sent (ouch the needles)

April 18th 2011: Medical received my USCIS

April 30th 2011: I-765 (Employment Authorization Documentation) Sent

May 4th 2011: Rejection notice I-765 (I forgot to tick "applying for first card" at top of application)

May 9th 2011: New receipt for I-765 received

June 10th 2011: INTERVIEW DATE / JULY 13th 2011


June 20th 2011: EAD CARD IN HAND

June 22nd 2011: SSN APPLIED

June 24th 2011: SSN IN HAND

July 13th 2011: Adjustment of Status Interview (A P P R O V E D)

July 13th 2011: Email confirmation Card Production Ordered

July 18th 2011: Second email confirmation Card Production Ordered (-.-)

July 19th 2011: Post Decision Activity

July 23rd 2011: Green Card Arrived!!!

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My name is already on the plan but that just gives me permission to change our plan.

I could print that out .

My husband is going to try to put me on as his primary beneficiary to his life insurance too .

I don't want to rely on the EAD card too much since I read some stories of people not getting it before the interview.

Met my husband (USC) online in 2008.

Jan 8th 2009 - Came to the USA to meet him (VWP), instantly fell in love.

Jan 29th 2009 - Got married at the courthouse.

April 2011 - Our daughter was born.

July 2011 - Getting paperwork ready to file for AOS

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For your utility bills you should be able to add a second name to the mailing address. That's what we did. Perhaps it'll work for you. Check with your utility.

For your cell phone bill, I assume you guys have a family plan? If you do, can your name be assigned to the number on the bill? You should be able to do this, but I don't have T-Mobile service. Your husband remains the primary account holder. Your name just gets added to the T-Mobile bill.

If you take any trips together that requires domestic flight, print out the itinerary that shows you and your husband on the same booking and I'd hold onto the boarding passes too. One shows you booked the trip, the other shows you actually took it.

Did your husband put you on his health insurance plan? Name you as beneficiaries for any of his accounts? That's additional proof.


04/15/2013 - Day 00 - Sent: ROC package

04/17/2013 - Day 02 - Delivered: ROC package

05/02/2013 - Day 17 - Check cashed

05/03/2013 - Day 18 - Received: NOA1 - dated 04/18/2013

05/09/2013 - Day 24 - Received: Biometrics appointment - hardcopy

06/03/2011 - Day 49 - Successful walk-in for biometrics

08/14/2013 - Day 121 - Notification: Card Production

08/22/2013 - Day 129 - Received: THE CARD


02/15/2011 - Day 00 - Sent: AOS package

02/17/2011 - Day 02 - Delivered: AOS package

02/23/2011 - Day 08 - Received: Electronic notification

02/24/2011 - Day 09 - Checks cashed

02/28/2011 - Day 13 - Received: NOA1

03/03/2011 - Day 16 - Received: Biometrics appointment - hardcopy

03/09/2011 - Day 22 - Successful walk-in for biometrics

04/20/2011 - Day 64 - Notification: EAD Card / Document Production

04/25/2011 - Day 69 - Second Notification: EAD Card / Document Production

04/26/2011 - Day 70 - Notification: EAD Post Decision

04/27/2011 - Day 71 - Touched: EAD

04/28/2011 - Day 72 - Received: EAD/AP combo card

06/09/2011 - Day 114 - Notification: Interview scheduled for July 14th

06/11/2011 - Day 116 - Received: Interview appointment for July 14th - hardcopy

07/14/2011 - Day 149 - Interview: APPROVED

07/15/2011 - Day 150 - Notification: Card / Document Production

07/18/2011 - Day 153 - Received: I-130 and I-485 approvals - hardcopy

07/25/2011 - Day 160 - Received: THE CARD

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