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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Thailand
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Here’s my dilemma. My husband and I are both young and just trying to make ends meet. I am concerned that we may not have enough evidence of our relationship for AOS. These factors exist because we are trying to save money wherever we can.

-No lease or mortgage. We live with my brother and help out with about $300 of the mortgage. I just write a personal check to my brother every month. All of the regular utilities (except for internet) are in my brother’s name because he owns the house.

-No health insurance – I didn’t add him to my plan because I can’t afford the premiums for two people. I figure, he just had all this medical stuff done for his visa and he’s in good health. We’re both young and in our 20’s.

-No life insurance for him under my employer – Since I am the main source of income, it’s more important to insure me so that he will be okay if anything happens to me. We can’t afford to buy life insurance for two people.

-No car insurance or car loan together - I already purchased a car under my name before we got married. It’s all paid for. I’m not adding him to my car insurance yet because he has no license and cannot drive yet. This may change in the future.

We do have:

-Joint bank account

-Joint tax returns

-Joint phone bill

-Joint internet bill

-He is an authorized user on my credit cards

-He is the primary beneficiary on my life insurance & retirement

In addition to the usual photos and affidavits from friends, is there anything else that I can do to improve our evidence? Please help. Thanks.


AOS

12/19/06 AOS and EAD applications recieved at Chicago office

12/22/06 file sent to CSC

2/14/07 touched

3/2/07 touched

3/5/07 touched

3/13/07 file sent back to MSC

3/14/07 touched

3/21/07 touched

3/23/07 touched

6/06/07 Interview

6/18/07 Notified through email that card was ordered

6/26/07 Recieved card in the mail TODAY!!!!!!!

EAD

3/20/07 EAD touched

3/22/07 recieved email that card has been ordered.

3/26/07 EAD card recieved in the mail.

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Here’s my dilemma. My husband and I are both young and just trying to make ends meet. I am concerned that we may not have enough evidence of our relationship for AOS. These factors exist because we are trying to save money wherever we can.

-No lease or mortgage. We live with my brother and help out with about $300 of the mortgage. I just write a personal check to my brother every month. All of the regular utilities (except for internet) are in my brother’s name because he owns the house.

-No health insurance – I didn’t add him to my plan because I can’t afford the premiums for two people. I figure, he just had all this medical stuff done for his visa and he’s in good health. We’re both young and in our 20’s.

-No life insurance for him under my employer – Since I am the main source of income, it’s more important to insure me so that he will be okay if anything happens to me. We can’t afford to buy life insurance for two people.

-No car insurance or car loan together - I already purchased a car under my name before we got married. It’s all paid for. I’m not adding him to my car insurance yet because he has no license and cannot drive yet. This may change in the future.

We do have:

-Joint bank account

-Joint tax returns

-Joint phone bill

-Joint internet bill

-He is an authorized user on my credit cards

-He is the primary beneficiary on my life insurance & retirement

In addition to the usual photos and affidavits from friends, is there anything else that I can do to improve our evidence? Please help. Thanks.

Here’s my dilemma. My husband and I are both young and just trying to make ends meet. I am concerned that we may not have enough evidence of our relationship for AOS. These factors exist because we are trying to save money wherever we can.

-No lease or mortgage. We live with my brother and help out with about $300 of the mortgage. I just write a personal check to my brother every month. All of the regular utilities (except for internet) are in my brother’s name because he owns the house.

-No health insurance – I didn’t add him to my plan because I can’t afford the premiums for two people. I figure, he just had all this medical stuff done for his visa and he’s in good health. We’re both young and in our 20’s.

-No life insurance for him under my employer – Since I am the main source of income, it’s more important to insure me so that he will be okay if anything happens to me. We can’t afford to buy life insurance for two people.

-No car insurance or car loan together - I already purchased a car under my name before we got married. It’s all paid for. I’m not adding him to my car insurance yet because he has no license and cannot drive yet. This may change in the future.

We do have:

-Joint bank account

-Joint tax returns

-Joint phone bill

-Joint internet bill

-He is an authorized user on my credit cards

-He is the primary beneficiary on my life insurance & retirement

In addition to the usual photos and affidavits from friends, is there anything else that I can do to improve our evidence? Please help. Thanks.

i think you are good. i would advise you not to fret much about it. good luck.


K1 process

Filed - late Oct 2004

Interview - montreal embassy - April 2005 : approved

aAOS process:

Filed AOS, EAD ,AP - Aug 19, 2005

Received Notice of Receipt - Aug 23, 2005

AP approval via email - Nov 1 touched, Nov 2 and Nov 3, 2005

AP in the mail- Nov 08, 2005

Infopass appt - Nov 25

-- informed that my EAD has already been approved!!; given appt for biometrics.

Biometrics for EAD - Nov 25, 2005

EAD email approval - Nov 29, 2005

EAD card in the mail - Nov 30, 2005

---- validity started Nov 01; means they've approved it as early as Nov 01 and further processing was stalled bec i have not done my biotmetrics ( well, how could i? they told me to wait for an appt letter from them! ) anyways, job search starts for me now.

Biometrics - April 2006

AOS Interview - Oct 2, 2006 - APPROVED

2 yr GC received 2 wks later.

751 process

Filed papers - mid Sept 2008.

Biometrics - Nov 2008

10 yrs GC received - Dec 23, 2008

Citizenhip process

Filed papers - March 26, 2010

Biometrics - late May 2010

Interview - July 14, 2010

Oath taking - July 19, 2010

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
Timeline
Your list looks good =)

You could try getting the letter from your bank on the joint bank account thing. Good luck!

I agree the list should prove adequate. I am not sure what a letter from the bank would do that is not already covered by joint statements of account activity would already prove. Just my thoughts and YMMV.


YMMV

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Looks to me like you have good evidence. Our AO took copies of our tax return, a couple of utility bills, and deed. But he acted like he only wanted them for his file.

He spent more time looking through our wedding album, and then didn't ask to keep any of the pictures. Do take pictures to the interview.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Colombia
Timeline

You have enough prove. :thumbs:

Good luck,

Peter Miami


Johanna & Peter

Colombia / U.S.A.

I-129F / K-1 Fiancee Visa

08-20-02 - Met Johanna in Armenia, Colombia

10-05-05 - K-1 Sent to TSC

10-14-05 - Received NOA1 by E-Mail (Day 9)

12-22-05 - Reveived NOA2 By E-Mail & Mail (Day 78)

03-03-06 - Interview Date! (Day 149) Approved

03-10-06 - Johanna Arrived

05-27-06 - Married

I-485 / AOS (Did not applied for EAD or AP)

06-05-06 - Sent I-485 application to Chicago via USPS (Day 1)

06-06-06 - AOS Package Delivered at 12:29PM

06-12-06 - Received NOA1 by Mail

06-14-06 - Check Cashed

06-22-06 - Received Appointment Notice for Biometrics

06-26-06 - "Request for Additional Evidence" Online, waiting for letter

06-29-06 - Biometrics Done!

06-30-06 - Received RFE Letter by mail. (Missing Birth Certificate)

07-10-06 - Sent RFE by Express Mail USPS

07-11-06 - RFE Delivered @ 10:54AM Sign by D. Atwell

08-28-06 - AOS Transferred to CSC E-mail & USCIS Website (Day 85)

08-30-06 - Touched #1

08-31-06 - Touched #2

08-31-06 - E-Mail from CRIS & USCIS-CSSO - CSC received AOS Application

09-01-06 - Touched #3

09-01-06 - NOA by Mail Regarding Transfer to CSC

09-05-06 - Touched #4

09-07-06 - Touched #5

09-13-06 - Touched #6

09-15-06 - AOS Approved by Online Status & E-mail

09-21-06 - Received GC and Welcome Letter (Day 109)

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the main thing that's why they are looking for these joint accounts is to prove that yoyu are living together definitely that shows up both of your names in the same address..so don't worry


AOS

10-07-2006- AOS sent to Chicago

10/13/2006- USCIS received AOS

10/20/2006- Received NOA in the mail

10/23/2006- Received Biometrics Appoinment in the mail

10/31/2006- Biometrics Appoinment in Portland, Oregon

11/13/2006- Received Appoinment Letter for Initial Interview

01/03/2007- Initial Interview at Seattle

01/04/2007- Received an email from Cris regarding approval

01/12/2007- Another email from regarding ordering of Green card.

01/12/2007- Recieved Welcome Notice

01/13/2007- Green card arrived...yahoo!

My Son's AOS

11/14/2006- AOS sent to Chicago

11/24/2006- Rejection Notice and AOS package received from Chicago

12/19/2006- AOS re-sent to Chicago

01/03/2007- Received NOA in the mail

01/13/2007- Biometrics appoinment letter

01/16/2007- Biometrics at Portland, Oregon

01/23/2007- Received Appoinment Letter for Initial Interview

01/24/2007- Biometrics done

03/08/2007- Initial Interview at Seattle

03/15/2007- Received Welcome notice

03/18/2007- Green card arrived..yipee!

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Why not have your brother write you a letter confirming you both pay $300 per month to live there.... have it noterised at a bank.

Other than that I cant think of anything else you need...

Good luck

Kezzie

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Believe it or not, they make more determinations by looking at the couple at the interview, how they act and interact and etc. rather than these meaningless pieces of paper. You can get a piece of paper to say whatever you want it to say, add anyone to a bill, take a picture of anything; it's just ridiculous that somehow this nonsense is "evidence of a relationship," as its really evidence of hunter-gatherer or #######-retentive or ability to deal with bureaucracy skills (you get the point). That aside, you have plenty - people have been approved with a lot less - don't worry about it!!!!!


August 27, 2004 - - Married

09/07/04. Apply I-130 - (receipt date) (Day 1/NA/NA)

10/12/04. I-130 Approved - (Day 35/NA/NA)

10/16/04. NVC Receives Case (Day 39/Day 1/NA)

11/08/04. NVC Assigns Case Number (Day 62/Day 23/Day 1)

12/06/04. I-864 and IV fees sent out express (Day 88/Day 49/Day 26)

12/20/04. I-864 and DS-230 "generated" (Day 102/Day 63/Day 40)

01/07/05. I-864 and DS-230 sent express (Day 120/Day 81/Day 58)

01/10/05. I-864 and DS-230 Rec'd at NVC (Day 123/Day 84/Day 61)

01/12/05. NVC reports receipt of papers and begins entering information (Day 125/Day 86/Day 63)

01/14/05. System updated with "biographic forms received" message. (Day 127/Day 88/Day 65)

02/03/05. Case APPROVED and forwarded to EMBASSY! (Day 147/Day 108/Day 85)

02/10/05. Embassy receives case, interview appointment arranged via email for 03/03/05!

SUCCESS! VISA 'INTERVIEW' WITH NO QUESTIONS TO MY WIFE AT ALL COMPLETED ON 03-03-05. VISA IN HAND ON 03-04!!! DAY 175 (AFTER SENDING I-130) - DAY 136 (AFTER RECEIPT OF CASE AT NVC) - DAY 113 (AFTER ASSIGNMENT OF CASE NUMBER)

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS

01/08/07. I-751 Mailed to TSC

01/11/07. Checks Cashed

01/22/07. I-797C Received. Green Card Extended 12 Months

02/08/07. Bimoetrics appointment (for 3/01) received

03/01/07. Biometrics Taken in Tampa

03/02/07. Online - Record - Updated (probably for biometrics)

06/04/07. Card Production Ordered (Allow 30 days for delivery)

06/11/07. 10 year card received.

NATURALIZATION

04/08/08. Filed application

08/01/01. Received Interview Date (September 25)

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japau,

Good post, should be required reading.

Applies to visa interviews and the never ending question 'can I visit during the process' as well.

Yodrak

Believe it or not, they make more determinations by looking at the couple at the interview, how they act and interact and etc. rather than these meaningless pieces of paper. You can get a piece of paper to say whatever you want it to say, add anyone to a bill, take a picture of anything; it's just ridiculous that somehow this nonsense is "evidence of a relationship," as its really evidence of hunter-gatherer or #######-retentive or ability to deal with bureaucracy skills (you get the point). .....

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Brazil
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You have more paperwork than we did. I thnk you will be fine. BTW our adjudicator, besides watching our actions and reactions, looked very closely at our paperwork so i disagree somewhat as to the degree of " . .meaningless pieces of paper" .

Good luck.

Edited by isleta521

10Yr GC arrived 07/02/09 - Naturalization is next

The drama begins - again!

And now the drama ends - they took the Green card . . .

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meh, our interviewer asked us for our ID, swore us in, asked for the most recent year tax return, the date of our marriage and stamped my passport. That was it.

I had a whole bag full of ###### to show her, she didn't want any of it. :P


divorced - April 2010 moved back to Ontario May 2010 and surrendered green card

PLEASE DO NOT PRIVATE MESSAGE ME OR EMAIL ME. I HAVE NO IDEA ABOUT CURRENT US IMMIGRATION PROCEDURES!!!!!

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Thailand
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Thank you so much to everyone's responses. I feel much better now. You guys are the greatest!


AOS

12/19/06 AOS and EAD applications recieved at Chicago office

12/22/06 file sent to CSC

2/14/07 touched

3/2/07 touched

3/5/07 touched

3/13/07 file sent back to MSC

3/14/07 touched

3/21/07 touched

3/23/07 touched

6/06/07 Interview

6/18/07 Notified through email that card was ordered

6/26/07 Recieved card in the mail TODAY!!!!!!!

EAD

3/20/07 EAD touched

3/22/07 recieved email that card has been ordered.

3/26/07 EAD card recieved in the mail.

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