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Married with Delayed Ceremony

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Hello everyone.

My wife entered the US on 12/8/2011 and we were married in the eyes of the State of Montana on 12/22/2011. We simply went to the Clerk of Court and signed out marriage certificate in the presence of a CoC employee and received several certified copies of the certificate. We asked the lady to take our picture...... That is our only wedding photo at this point

We will conduct a full Wedding ceremony in the Summer.....that way we'll have favorable weather and time.

We'd like to file our AOS in the next couple of weeks, so my question is...... Should we include in our cover letter a paragraph explaining our Summer plans? OR Is the certified marriage certificate along with our other evidence enough?



5/17/2011 I-129F K-1 Petition sent

5/19/2011 Received at TX courier address

5/24/2011 Confirmation Email Received

5/26/2011 NOA1 Received

8/04/2011 NOA2 Received

9/03/2011 Packet 3 Received

9/16/2011 Packet 3 Returned

11/13/2011 Packet 4 Email Received

12/1/2011 Interview

12/8/2011 POE Seattle

12/22/2011 Married

2/17/2012 AOS/EAD/AP Sent

2/24/2012 Chicago Lockbox Received

2/28/2012 NOA1 Email

3/6/2012 NOA1 Letter

3/15/2012 Biometrics

3/22/2012 Transferred to CSC

4/25/2012 EAD/AP Approved

4/30/2012 EAD/AP Card Production Ordered

5/4/2012 EAD/AP Card Received

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You are legally married - that's all that matters .

01/27/2011 - Trevor's N400 submitted
02/18/2011 - Married
04/02/2011 - NOA1 hard copy received - priority date 03/30/2011
07/08/2011 - Trevor is now a USC - called USCIS to request upgrade of the petition.
08/02/2011 - NOA2
09/08/2011 - LND case number received, medical booked
09/26/2011 - Case complete at NVC
09/30/2011 - Interview date assigned
11/08/2011 - Interview - approved!!
11/10/2011 - Visa in hand
12/04/2011 - POE in Atlanta
12/12/2011 - SSN number received in mail
12/12/2011 - Welcome notice received
01/06/2012 - Green card received
09/06/2013 - File for Removal of Conditions
10/01/2013 - Biometrics for ROC
02/03/2014 - Card production email received

02/17/2014 - 2nd card production email received

02/28/2014 - 10 year Green card received

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We got married pretty much under the same circumstances. Everything was fine. By the way, we had our wedding ceremony a year later!

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 fine just file AOS.......

November 5, 2010 Interview 7am APPROVED!!!!!! (6months 4weeks 1day) THANK YOU LORD!!!!!

(look at my about me page in my profile if you want to see my entire k1 journey)

AOS Journey:

Feb.4, 2011 Mailed AOS packet

Feb. 7, 2011 Pkt delivered in Chicago

Feb. 10, 2011 Received txt and email of NOA for AOS, EAD, and AP

Feb. 11, 2011 Check cashed for AOS

Feb. 12, 2011 Touched

Feb. 14, 2011 received hard copy of NOA for AOS, EAD& AP

Feb. 18, 2011 received appt letter for biometrics

Feb. 28, 2011 biometrics appt @10am

Feb. 28, 2011 received txt/email AOS case transferred to csc

Mar 1, 2011 AOS Touched

Mar 3, 2011 received hard copy of AOS transfer to csc

Mar 4, 2011 AOS Touched

Mar 28, 2011 Received txt/email saying card production has been ordered. (1month 3eeks 3days)

Mar 28, 2011 Received 2nd txt/email saying we have registered this customer permanent residence status

Mar 29, 2011 Received 3rd txt/email says card production has been ordered.

April 1, 2011 greencard and welcome letter in hand!!

April 5, 2011 received txt/email EAD card production ordered

Will Start Removing Conditions Dec 2012!!!!

Dec. 26, 2012 mailed ROC paperwork

Dec. 28, 2012 NOA for ROC paperwork

Jan. 7, 2013 received bio appt letter

Jan. 24, 2013 bio appt.

June 22, 2013 10yr green card received


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You are fine. Me and my husband were married in a civil ceremony and a year and a half later had a big church wedding and party

[font="Century Gothic"]Married March 27, 2010
Sent out I-130 December 29, 2010
Recieved NOA 1 January 4, 2011
Touched January 6, 2011
Recieved NOA 2 May 9, 2011
Interview September 27, 2011
Visa in hand Septmeber 30, 2011 (it would of been the same day as the interview but they requested some more info)
POE - JFK, NYC October 12, 2011 [/font]


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Congrats!!! As mentioned before me, yes you are married and like many of us on this "Journey" we had to do the civil ceremony. I got married at the county clerk's office and we are planning our wedding later this year in Maui. The uncertainty and the slow process of bringing our loved ones, doesn't allow us the luxuary to properly plan what is due to our wonderful spouse's.

Congrats again!

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