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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: China
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Hi,

First of all, thanks for your time. This is pretty long.

1)It wasn't written on the VJ checklist that we need a copy of I-797 Notice of Action included in the package, which is an approval of K1 petition. But on another checklist, it said that it's needed. But I didn't come in with a K1 petition, I came on a student's visa, and I'm on my OPT year as of the moment. I do have an I-797 Notice of Action, but it is the notice of action for the petition of the Student OPT, which was approved and I got my EAC Card. What to do? Is that what they needed?

2) Some said they need a copy of the marriage certificate, to date it front and back. What does that mean? I have a certified copy of the marriage certificate. How do I date it front and back? We got married here in Massachusetts.

3) They needed a photocopy of the USA entry stamp. Is it ok to include the USA Entry Stamp together with the page of my Visa in the passport? Or are they picky they want the two separated in two different sheets?

4) Payment of $1,070 payable to the DHS for AOS petition, do I have to add a biometrics fee to it or it's included?

5) For the G-325A Biographic Information sheet, from the checklist I have gotten from "mysliceofamericanpie", she said to include residence and employment attachments. My name is not on the lease, but would it help if we ask the landlord to write a letter stating that he knows both my husband and I reside in the apartment? Another is employment attachments. What does it mean? Can I just send a copy of my work contract and count that as employment records? Paycheck records? All of it? How far back do they need? My job last year was different and I started a new one this February.

6) The G-325A Biographic Information sheet, I have to file one, I know, but does my american citizen husband need to fill it up himself too?

I hope for your help! Thanks! =)


CURRENT TIMELINE OF LATE MAY-JUNE AOS FILERS can be found in this link:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0As1sGrZ2MVKJdHB6WmNNdXN3UjBoamtZZUdldUNPSEE&single=true&gid=0&output=html

08/21/2009 - Came to US for graduate school (F1)

12/21/2010 - became a couple

05/30/2011 - graduated and on F1-OPT =)

02/14/2012 - THE proposal

03/26/2012 - Married

04/4/2012 - Went to Civil Surgeon for med exam

04/6/2012 - TB results negative and received the sealed envelope for i-693 (medical records)

AOS Journey

Day 0 05/29/2012 TUES - Finally mailed the package to Chicago, around 1pm

Day 1 05/30/2012 WEDS - Package delivered to USCIS office, signed by John Chybs @ 4+pm

Day 4 06/04/2012 MON - Email and text notification that application has been received @ 7+pm

Day 5 06/05/2012 Tues - Checks cashed

Day 7 06/07/2012 Thurs - Hard copies of i-797 (NOA) received

Day 9 06/09/2012 - Sat - Biometrics hard copy received, appointment for July 2nd.

Day 11 06/11/2012 - Mon - Walk-in Biometrics in Boston successful (exactly 3 weeks early)

Day 43 07/26/2012 - Thu - Got text and email message about scheduled interview date for August 30th.

Day 52 08/08/2012 Weds - Received notification for EAD Production and Post Decision Activity for AP

Day 58 08/16/2012 Thu - EAD/AP card on hand

Day 68 08/30/2012 - Thurs - INTERVIEW DATE!- approved on the spot.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Denmark
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Hi,

First of all, thanks for your time. This is pretty long.

1)It wasn't written on the VJ checklist that we need a copy of I-797 Notice of Action included in the package, which is an approval of K1 petition. But on another checklist, it said that it's needed. But I didn't come in with a K1 petition, I came on a student's visa, and I'm on my OPT year as of the moment. I do have an I-797 Notice of Action, but it is the notice of action for the petition of the Student OPT, which was approved and I got my EAC Card. What to do? Is that what they needed?

2) Some said they need a copy of the marriage certificate, to date it front and back. What does that mean? I have a certified copy of the marriage certificate. How do I date it front and back? We got married here in Massachusetts.

3) They needed a photocopy of the USA entry stamp. Is it ok to include the USA Entry Stamp together with the page of my Visa in the passport? Or are they picky they want the two separated in two different sheets?

4) Payment of $1,070 payable to the DHS for AOS petition, do I have to add a biometrics fee to it or it's included?

5) For the G-325A Biographic Information sheet, from the checklist I have gotten from "mysliceofamericanpie", she said to include residence and employment attachments. My name is not on the lease, but would it help if we ask the landlord to write a letter stating that he knows both my husband and I reside in the apartment? Another is employment attachments. What does it mean? Can I just send a copy of my work contract and count that as employment records? Paycheck records? All of it? How far back do they need? My job last year was different and I started a new one this February.

6) The G-325A Biographic Information sheet, I have to file one, I know, but does my american citizen husband need to fill it up himself too?

I hope for your help! Thanks! =)

They want proof of your current status. Your visa in passport and the i-94 is your proof. Entry stamp as well. A certified marriage certificate is fine also. AOS is 985 dollars, biometrics is 85 dollars, a total of 1070 dollars. One money order/check per person is fine.

You don't have to show proof of your relationship when filing AOS, you can take that to your interview instead. However, have him write a letter anyways - it'll be good to have at the time of interview.

The first question I'll leave to someone who actually adjusted from a tourist visa. I don't remember my husband(US citizen) filling out the G325A for AOS but get a few answers on it anyways - it'll take away the doubt you may have.

Good luck and hopefully you'll be done with all these papers in no time. :)


K1 process, October 2010 > POE, July 2011

I-129F approved in 180 days from NOA1 date. (195 days from filing to NOA2 in hand)

Interview took 224 days from I-129F NOA1 date. (241 days from filing petition until visa in hand)

From filing I-129F petition until POE: 285 days

Click timeline or "about me" for all details.

AOS process, December 2011 > July 2012

EAD/AP Approval took 51 days from NOA1 date to email update. (77 days from filing until EAD/AP in hand)

AOS Approval took 206 days from NOA1 date to email update. (231 days from filing until greencard in hand)

From filing I-129F petition until greencard in hand: 655 days

Click timeline or "about me" for all details.

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You're confusing totally separate processes. K-1 fiance visa is an entirely different route to permanent residency than Adjustment of Status, which is what you are doing since you originally entered the US on a non-immigrant visa, the F-1. Don't read about K-1, it will only confuse you - that process is different and does not apply to you.

This is the VJ guide you should be following: http://www.visajourney.com/content/i130guide2

It will tell you pretty much all you need to know - and also, always read and follow the formal instructions for the forms you are filling out.

1. You do not have a NOA yet. Don't read the K-1 instructions. Again, they do not apply to you.

2. You need the certified copy of the marriage certificate. I have no idea what this "dated front and back" means - but if you obtained a certified copy from the city hall, or wherever you got married, that is what you need.

3. Doesn't matter. As long as you have the entry stamp, they won't care whether the visa and entry stamp are on separate or same pages. If they are on the same page in your passport, I don't know how it would even be possible to get separate copies of them..

4.You need to include payment for $420 for the I-130, and $1,070 which includes the $85 for biometrics and $985 for the I-485. This is all explained in the instructions, on the VJ guide, and on USCIS website. I would go back to all these resources and re-read them through, just to make sure you did not miss anything else. If you are not clear on the fees, chances are you might be unclear on some other important parts of the process as well.

5. You do not need to show proof of your employment, unless you are using your income to qualify for the financial affidavit. You do need to list all your employment on the G-325A form, but you don't need to attach any forms or contracts as proof. You also do not need to attach a lease for the G-352A, but you may want to use that as proof of bonafide marriage. In that case, letter from your landlord would be good to prove you live together, if you are not on the lease.

For the I-130, both the US citizen and the foreign spouse have to fill out G-325A. For the I-485, the foreign spouse fills out the G-325A. Yes, you need to attach the same form filled out by you for both forms. Read the instructions again - it is all explained there.


Adjustment of Status from F-1 to Legal Permanent Resident

02/11/2011 Married at Manhattan City Hall

03/03/2011 - Day 0 - AOS -package mailed to Chicago Lockbox

03/04/2011 - Day 1 - AOS -package signed for at USCIS

03/09/2011 - Day 6 - E-mail notification received for all petitions

03/10/2011 - Day 7 - Checks cashed

03/11/2011 - Day 8 - NOA 1 received for all 4 forms

03/21/2011 - Day 18 - Biometrics letter received, biometrics scheduled for 04/14/2011

03/31/2011 - Day 28 - Successful walk-in biometrics done

05/12/2011 - Day 70 - EAD Arrived, issued on 05/02

06/14/2011 - Day 103 - E-mail notice: Interview letter mailed, interview scheduled for July 20th

07/20/2011 - Day 139 - Interview at Federal Plaza USCIS location

07/22/2011 - Day 141 - E-mail approval notice received (Card production)

07/27/2011 - Day 146 - 2nd Card Production Email received

07/28/2011 - Day 147 - Post-Decision Activity Email from USCIS

08/04/2011 - Day 154 - Husband returns home from abroad; Welcome Letter and GC have arrived in the mail

("Resident since" date on the GC is 07/20/2011

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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Ya, AOS from student/work/tourist visa

requires

the I-130 set and the I-485 set

so there's more fees to throw down, more forms to fill out.

Study a bit more? -> http://www.visajourney.com/content/i130guide2

as you've chosen the wrong guide, the wrong path, initially.


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: China
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Thanks to everyone! This definitely clears out some uncertainty I have and will get right to it in putting everything together. =)


CURRENT TIMELINE OF LATE MAY-JUNE AOS FILERS can be found in this link:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0As1sGrZ2MVKJdHB6WmNNdXN3UjBoamtZZUdldUNPSEE&single=true&gid=0&output=html

08/21/2009 - Came to US for graduate school (F1)

12/21/2010 - became a couple

05/30/2011 - graduated and on F1-OPT =)

02/14/2012 - THE proposal

03/26/2012 - Married

04/4/2012 - Went to Civil Surgeon for med exam

04/6/2012 - TB results negative and received the sealed envelope for i-693 (medical records)

AOS Journey

Day 0 05/29/2012 TUES - Finally mailed the package to Chicago, around 1pm

Day 1 05/30/2012 WEDS - Package delivered to USCIS office, signed by John Chybs @ 4+pm

Day 4 06/04/2012 MON - Email and text notification that application has been received @ 7+pm

Day 5 06/05/2012 Tues - Checks cashed

Day 7 06/07/2012 Thurs - Hard copies of i-797 (NOA) received

Day 9 06/09/2012 - Sat - Biometrics hard copy received, appointment for July 2nd.

Day 11 06/11/2012 - Mon - Walk-in Biometrics in Boston successful (exactly 3 weeks early)

Day 43 07/26/2012 - Thu - Got text and email message about scheduled interview date for August 30th.

Day 52 08/08/2012 Weds - Received notification for EAD Production and Post Decision Activity for AP

Day 58 08/16/2012 Thu - EAD/AP card on hand

Day 68 08/30/2012 - Thurs - INTERVIEW DATE!- approved on the spot.

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