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Hi guys,

We will be filing for ROC in roughly six months and I thought I would just post what our 'file of evidence' that I've been collecting since our wedding looks like. I would love your input/suggestion on what we have so far and what we can build on.

Form I-751

Lease with both our names on them.

Joint Checking Account Statements

Joint Savings Account Statements

2009 IRS Tax Transcripts

2010 IRS Tax Transcripts

2011 IRS Tax Transcript (hopefully by then)

Joint Bank of America credit card.

Joint Capital One credit card.

Car registration with both our names on them.

Copy of GC (front and back)

Copy of Mr. Sachinky's driver's license

Explain that Sachinky doesn't have a license and doesn't wish to drive because NM drivers are d-bags.

Affidavit from Mr. Sachinky's parents.

Affidavit from landlord.

Affidavit from common friend.

Affidavit from colleague.

Cards/Invitations addressed to the both of us (6)

Photographs (15)

Car loan/payment with both our names on it

Verizon phone-bill with both of us on the same family plan.

Comcast bill in both our names.

Health insurance.

Gas, electricity bill in Mr. Sachinky's name. Cable in my name.

A Netflix flap with both our names on it.

How does this list look? Anything that I should be adding? What's redundant? How many bills per item should I be sending? Is this sufficient or should I be getting creative?

Thanks a bunch for taking the time to read.


03/27/2009: Engaged in Ithaca, New York.
08/17/2009: Wedding in Calcutta, India.
09/29/2009: I-130 NOA1
01/25/2010: I-130 NOA2
03/23/2010: Case completed.
05/12/2010: CR-1 interview at Mumbai, India.
05/20/2010: US Entry, Chicago.
03/01/2012: ROC NOA1.
03/26/2012: Biometrics completed.
12/07/2012: 10 year card production ordered.

09/25/2013: N-400 NOA1

10/16/2013: Biometrics completed

12/03/2013: Interview

12/20/2013: Oath ceremony

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Sachinsky,

The list looks good, just keep adding more statements as you keep getting them.

I would like suggest you get a state ID if you don't want to get a drivers license as I have noticed a lot of people getting RFE's for drivers license. This would also show proof of same address and would also save you as having a government ID instead of carrying your gc and/or passport as identification.


ROC:
07/2010....Attorney mailed I-751 divorce waiver
07/21/10...USCIS recvd I-751
07/21/10...NOA1
08/20/10...Bio completed
09/16/10...Recvd RFE, due 10/31
10/26/10...Mailed RFE
10/27/10...RFE delivered to VSC
04/26/11...Interview
05/11/11...APPROVED!!
05/18/11...Card production ordered
05/23/11...Received green card



N400:
04/29/13.. Eligible to file N400
04/26/13...Mailed N400..Dallas, TX
04/28/13...USPS delivered package (Priority mail)
04/29/13...NOA Priority date
05/02/13...Check cashed
05/10/13...Rcvd bio notice
05/30/13...Bio Appt
05/17/13...Walk in bio successful
06/28/13...Placed in line for interview scheduling
08/06/13...Recvd email interview has been scheduled
08/10/13...Recvd Interview letter
09/12/13...N400 Interview
09/12/13...Decision cannot be made
10/21/14...Biometrics (second time)
01/05/15...In line for oath scheduling

01/21/15...Oath Ceremony

01/21/15...Applied Passport

02/05/15..Received Passport

Journey Over!!

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Hi guys,

We will be filing for ROC in roughly six months and I thought I would just post what our 'file of evidence' that I've been collecting since our wedding looks like. I would love your input/suggestion on what we have so far and what we can build on.

Form I-751

Lease with both our names on them.

Joint Checking Account Statements

Joint Savings Account Statements

2009 IRS Tax Transcripts

2010 IRS Tax Transcripts

2011 IRS Tax Transcript (hopefully by then)

Joint Bank of America credit card.

Joint Capital One credit card.

Car registration with both our names on them.

Copy of GC (front and back)

Copy of Mr. Sachinky's driver's license

Explain that Sachinky doesn't have a license and doesn't wish to drive because NM drivers are d-bags.

Affidavit from Mr. Sachinky's parents.

Affidavit from landlord.

Affidavit from common friend.

Affidavit from colleague.

Cards/Invitations addressed to the both of us (6)

Photographs (15)

Car loan/payment with both our names on it

Verizon phone-bill with both of us on the same family plan.

Comcast bill in both our names.

Health insurance.

Gas, electricity bill in Mr. Sachinky's name. Cable in my name.

A Netflix flap with both our names on it.

How does this list look? Anything that I should be adding? What's redundant? How many bills per item should I be sending? Is this sufficient or should I be getting creative?

Thanks a bunch for taking the time to read.

Looks like you have more than enough to go through smoothly. You definitely have more than I did and I got approved without a single RFE. Good luck

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Sachinsky,

The list looks good, just keep adding more statements as you keep getting them.

I would like suggest you get a state ID if you don't want to get a drivers license as I have noticed a lot of people getting RFE's for drivers license. This would also show proof of same address and would also save you as having a government ID instead of carrying your gc and/or passport as identification.

Thanks for that suggestion, I will definitely look into getting a state ID.

Looks like you have more than enough to go through smoothly. You definitely have more than I did and I got approved without a single RFE. Good luck

Thanks! :)

Sounds great! We had a little less than that and were approved. Just make sure all your evidence spans your whole marriage. And YAY FOR YOU to get prepared so early!! :thumbs:

Thanks! I take the Boy Scout's motto -- "be prepared" -- to heart. I'm a little OCD when it comes to stuff like this.


03/27/2009: Engaged in Ithaca, New York.
08/17/2009: Wedding in Calcutta, India.
09/29/2009: I-130 NOA1
01/25/2010: I-130 NOA2
03/23/2010: Case completed.
05/12/2010: CR-1 interview at Mumbai, India.
05/20/2010: US Entry, Chicago.
03/01/2012: ROC NOA1.
03/26/2012: Biometrics completed.
12/07/2012: 10 year card production ordered.

09/25/2013: N-400 NOA1

10/16/2013: Biometrics completed

12/03/2013: Interview

12/20/2013: Oath ceremony

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make sure all your evidence spans your whole marriage.
Si, man. I organized our package by "quarter of the year," starting with 4th Quarter 2008 (the first quarter of our marriage) and ending with 4th Quarter 2010 (the last quarter before we applied for ROC). I created a "mini-cover-sheet" for each quarter and listed the 2 to 5 items "per quarter" that were appended.

I figured that this made sense because the idea is for the adjudicator to see the entire period of marriage readily, and not to have to root through stacks of bank statements or insurance statements or whatever to see what "spans the marriage." Consider this technique -- which has the added benefit of enabling YOU to see what and how much you're sending, si man.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Well, the first 9 months of our marriage we were apart due to the CR-1 processing. So should I be sending phone-bills/Skype chatlogs for that time? The real stuff didn't start till I got to the US last May and added him to my bank account, applied for a joint credit card, got an apartment in New Mexico, etc.


03/27/2009: Engaged in Ithaca, New York.
08/17/2009: Wedding in Calcutta, India.
09/29/2009: I-130 NOA1
01/25/2010: I-130 NOA2
03/23/2010: Case completed.
05/12/2010: CR-1 interview at Mumbai, India.
05/20/2010: US Entry, Chicago.
03/01/2012: ROC NOA1.
03/26/2012: Biometrics completed.
12/07/2012: 10 year card production ordered.

09/25/2013: N-400 NOA1

10/16/2013: Biometrics completed

12/03/2013: Interview

12/20/2013: Oath ceremony

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Hi guys,

We will be filing for ROC in roughly six months and I thought I would just post what our 'file of evidence' that I've been collecting since our wedding looks like. I would love your input/suggestion on what we have so far and what we can build on.

Form I-751

Lease with both our names on them.

Joint Checking Account Statements

Joint Savings Account Statements

2009 IRS Tax Transcripts

2010 IRS Tax Transcripts

2011 IRS Tax Transcript (hopefully by then)

Joint Bank of America credit card.

Joint Capital One credit card.

Car registration with both our names on them.

Copy of GC (front and back)

Copy of Mr. Sachinky's driver's license

Explain that Sachinky doesn't have a license and doesn't wish to drive because NM drivers are d-bags.

Affidavit from Mr. Sachinky's parents.

Affidavit from landlord.

Affidavit from common friend.

Affidavit from colleague.

Cards/Invitations addressed to the both of us (6)

Photographs (15)

Car loan/payment with both our names on it

Verizon phone-bill with both of us on the same family plan.

Comcast bill in both our names.

Health insurance.

Gas, electricity bill in Mr. Sachinky's name. Cable in my name.

A Netflix flap with both our names on it.

You are a professional hit man and your boss, Three-Finger-Joe, tells you to make sue the target is dead before leaving. You put three bullets in his head and then, just to be sure, three more in his heart. He's dead, alright!

If you then cut off his head and drag the dead body to the railroad tracks you come over as unprofessional.

Your list, half of your list, actually, is a sure fire approval. No need to water it down by adding paper.

What you should do is add a cover letter telling in one paragraph who you are and then list all of the documents enclosed. That' ll shut 'em up quickly.

Edited by Just Bob

There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all . . . . The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality, than with the other citizens of the American Republic . . . . There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else.

President Teddy Roosevelt on Columbus Day 1915

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Hi there!!!!I just wanted to say that I will probably file around that time as well, so you are not alone!Your list looks good to me, but like JustBob said, looks like we need to focus on very relevant evidence of a bona fide marriage. My husband doesn't drive either, but our IDs have the same address.

Quick question: is it mandatory to include 2011 tax transcripts if you are a January or February filer?or 2009 and 2010 tax transcripts would be enough?


My N-400 Journey

06-02-2017 - N-400 package mailed to Dallas Lockbox

06-06-2017 - Credit card charged; received text and email confirming that application was received and NOA is on its way

06-10-2017 - Received NOA letter from NBC dated 06-05-2017

06-16-2017 - Received Biometrics Appointment Letter for 06-28-2017

01-19-2018 - Interview Letter sent

02-27-18 - Interview and Oath Ceremony. Finally US CITIZEN! 

My ROC Journey

03-08-2012 - I-751 package mailed to VSC

03-10-2012 - I-751 package delivered

03-14-2012 - Check cashed

03-15-2012 - NOA received, dated 03-12-2012

04-27-2012 - Biometrics appointment

11-23-2012 - ROC approved

11-28-2012 - Approval letter received

12-06-2012 - 10 years Green Card received

My AOS Journey

04-17-09 I-130&I-485&I-765 received by USCIS

04-19-10 AOS Approved

04-29-10 Green Card received

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You are a professional hit man and your boss, Three-Finger-Joe, tells you to make sue the target is dead before leaving. You put three bullets in his head and then, just to be sure, three more in his heart. He's dead, alright!

If you then cut off his head and drag the dead body to the railroad tracks you come over as unprofessional.

Your list, half of your list, actually, is a sure fire approval. No need to water it down by adding paper.

What you should do is add a cover letter telling in one paragraph who you are and then list all of the documents enclosed. That' ll shut 'em up quickly.

Haha, okay, I get it.

I looked through our file yesterday and I found two hotel receipts in both our names. Yay or nay?

Hi there!!!!I just wanted to say that I will probably file around that time as well, so you are not alone! Your list looks good to me, but like JustBob said, looks like we need to focus on very relevant evidence of a bona fide marriage. My husband doesn't drive either, but our IDs have the same address.

Quick question: is it mandatory to include 2011 tax transcripts if you are a January or February filer?or 2009 and 2010 tax transcripts would be enough?

Hey, I don't know honestly, I'm planning to file taxes really early next year so that we have copies of the returns even if we don't have enough time for the tax transcripts. Good luck!


03/27/2009: Engaged in Ithaca, New York.
08/17/2009: Wedding in Calcutta, India.
09/29/2009: I-130 NOA1
01/25/2010: I-130 NOA2
03/23/2010: Case completed.
05/12/2010: CR-1 interview at Mumbai, India.
05/20/2010: US Entry, Chicago.
03/01/2012: ROC NOA1.
03/26/2012: Biometrics completed.
12/07/2012: 10 year card production ordered.

09/25/2013: N-400 NOA1

10/16/2013: Biometrics completed

12/03/2013: Interview

12/20/2013: Oath ceremony

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I looked through our file yesterday and I found two hotel receipts in both our names. Yay or nay?
Absolutely, si man.

06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Update: Sending out our package tomorrow evening after work via Fedex overnight.

Thanks for all your help. Will be sure to keep you posted.


03/27/2009: Engaged in Ithaca, New York.
08/17/2009: Wedding in Calcutta, India.
09/29/2009: I-130 NOA1
01/25/2010: I-130 NOA2
03/23/2010: Case completed.
05/12/2010: CR-1 interview at Mumbai, India.
05/20/2010: US Entry, Chicago.
03/01/2012: ROC NOA1.
03/26/2012: Biometrics completed.
12/07/2012: 10 year card production ordered.

09/25/2013: N-400 NOA1

10/16/2013: Biometrics completed

12/03/2013: Interview

12/20/2013: Oath ceremony

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Sachi, the bank Statements you are sending you are actually sending every month for the last 2 yrs?


CR-1 Journey - California Service Center

I-130 timeline:
I-130 NOA1 - 05th Nov, 2009
I-130 NOA2 - 10th February, 2010 Yay!!!!
"Your I-130 was approved in 97 days from your NOA1 date."


NVC Journey:
02-16-2010: NVC Case # Assigned
03-31-2010: Case Complete!!
04-12-2010: Interview date assigned by NVC.
05-11-2010: Medical appointment in Rio

05-13-2010: Interview in Rio - APPROVED!!!

06-02-2010: POE in Washington DC - Finally home!

July 30, 2010 - Received the Green Card after receiving 4 welcome letters! USCIS see ya later!

2 YEARS LATER......

03-02-2012: Elegible to lift conditions
06-02-2012: Temporary GC expires

12-20-2012: Permanent GC received

6 MONTHS LATER......

06/03/2013: n400 Filled

10/22/2013: Citizenship test and oath ceremony

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