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I want to start filling for my AOS... I have done all the forms...Do I have to send proof of relationship RE; bank account,credit cards,bills, wedding photos, etc with application? Or do I only need them when I go to Interview? Thanks.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Ukraine
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On USCIS's site I only found that the marriage certificate was required, but after asking the same question, many here said they sent evidence, so that is what I did. The old saying "too much is better than not enough" I think is true with this process :)

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I want to start filling for my AOS... I have done all the forms...Do I have to send proof of relationship RE; bank account,credit cards,bills, wedding photos, etc with application? Or do I only need them when I go to Interview? Thanks.

Yes, It is much better to send proof of relationship.

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On USCIS's site I only found that the marriage certificate was required, but after asking the same question, many here said they sent evidence, so that is what I did. The old saying "too much is better than not enough" I think is true with this process :)

I, too, have sent evidence when filing AOS. It is not required at filing, but I agreed with many who chose to send it anyway. And I had no problems whatsoever...before, during and after interview.

Good luck with your AOS! Keep us posted! :thumbs:


NATURALIZATION
02/15/13 - Mailed N-400
02/19/13 - Received by Phoenix Lockbox (day 01)
02/21/13 - NOA1 issued (day 03)


REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS (WIFE)
02/18/12 - Eligible for Removal of Conditions on Residence
03/23/12 - Mailed I-751 to CSC
03/26/12 - Received by CSC (day 01)
03/31/12 - Received NOA1 (day 06)
05/02/12 - Biometrics done (day 38)
10/23/12 - Received approval email (day 212)
11/01/12 - Received green card (day 221)


IR-2 (STEPDAUGHTER)
06/01/10 - Mailed I-130 petition
06/03/10 - Package delivered to USCIS (day 01)
06/08/10 - NOA1 issued (day 06)
11/03/10 - Received approval email (day 154)
11/08/10 - Received approval notice in mail (day 159)


NATIONAL VISA CENTER (STEPDAUGHTER)
11/08/10 - NVC received case from USCIS
11/09/10 - NVC case # & IIN generated, email addresses given, DS-3032 sent via email & USPS (day 01)
11/16/10 - Received and paid AOS bill (day 08)
11/17/10 - AOS bill marked as PAID; AOS packet express mailed (day 09)
11/19/10 - Received and paid IV bill; DS-3032 accepted (day 11)
11/22/10 - IV bill marked as PAID; IV packet express mailed (day 14)
12/03/10 - Sign-in failed (day 25)
12/09/10 - INTERVIEW SCHEDULED FOR JANUARY 10, 2011 @ 6:45AM
12/28/10 - Medical exam done at SLEC Manila - PASSED! (day 40)
01/10/11 - Interview at USEM Manila - APPROVED! (day 53)
01/21/11 - Stepdaughter received passport with IR-2 visa! (day 64)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Jamaica
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I dont know about K1s but I think it is better to show proof of a viable marriage through co-mingling of assets.. It is in the I-130 instructions on page 3 -sections E, F, G, H, I, J. Even though you are K1, it would be best to show them that your marriage has strong ties. All the best in your journey.

Wedding photos are not necessary until the interview.

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STANLEY & KAREN
01/15/2009 - Fedex I-130, I-485, I-693, I-864, I-765, G-325A
01/20/2009 - Received in mail-room and signed for by J CHYBA
01/28/2009 - Checks cashed by Homeland Security
02/02/2009 - Received in mail 3 pcs of NOA1 one each for I-485, I-130, I-765 dated 01/28/2009
02/03/2009 - Received email RFE. What did I not send now, whew!
02/09/2009 - Received mails for initial evidence and Biometric appointment (02/19/2009); mailed evidence
02/19/2009 - biometrics done - in a out in 45 minutes
03/14/2009 - Receive NOA2 dated 03/10/2009. AOS interview April 29, 2009
03/18/2009 - Touched. EAD Card production ordered
03/25/2009 - Touched. EAD approval sent
03/27/2009 - EAD card received in the mail; applied for SS# immediately (office is across the street from my home)
04/02/2009 - Received SS# in the mail
04/29/2009 - Interviewed. I- 130 approved, I-485 pending IO's review
05/05/2009 - Received NOA2. Welcome letter for Permanent Residency. I-130 and I-485 approved 04/30/2009
05/08/2009 - Touched. I-485 approval letter sent
05/11/2009 - GC received in the mail. Expires 2019
05/11/2009 - Applied to remove restrictions on my SS Card
05/18/2009 - Received unrestricted SS card

10/13/2009 - My darling husband of 2 yrs 5 months 3 weeks 3 days passed away :(

Naturalization Process (5 Yrs Later) :goofy:

Mar 28, 2014 - Mailed N-400
Apr 08, 2014 - Check cashed
Apr 09, 2014 - Receive Notice letter Priority date April 3, 2014
Apr 11, 2014 - Touched - Email - Biometrics letter mailed
May 08, 2014 - Biometrics done
May 12, 2014 - Touched - Email - In line for interview scheduling
July 12, 2014 - Pre-interview letter (Yellow letter) received in mail
Aug 20, 2014 - Touched - Email - Interview scheduled
Aug 25, 2014 - Interview scheduled for Sept. 24, 2014
Sept 24, 2014 - Passed interview
Oct 06, 2014 - Touched - Email - In oath scheduling que
Oct 08, 2014 - Touched - Text - Oath ceremony scheduled
Oct 14, 2014 - Received letter - Oath ceremony Oct 28, 2014
Oct 28, 2014 - I AM A US CITIZEN! :joy: :joy: :joy:
Nov 12, 2014 - Updated my status from permanent resident to citizen at Social Security
Nov 14, 2014 - Applied for US passport
Nov 29, 2014 - Received US passport book
Dec 01, 2014 - Received Passport card
Dec 04, 2014 - Received Naturalization Certificate

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KayCee

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Filed: Country: Philippines
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I want to start filling for my AOS... I have done all the forms...Do I have to send proof of relationship RE; bank account,credit cards,bills, wedding photos, etc with application? Or do I only need them when I go to Interview? Thanks.

I mailed my AOS and I-130 concurrently yesterday and submitted everything we have at hand for the proof of relationship and just plan to bring anything thereafter on the interview. Pray for me :-) Thanks and God bless our journey.


"The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want."

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The I-485 by itself does not require a proof of relationship, just a marriage cert for K-1's. Your relationship was already vetted at consulate phase. There is no I-130 here.


AOS for my husband
8/17/10: INTERVIEW DAY (day 123) APPROVED!!

ROC:
5/23/12: Sent out package
2/06/13: APPROVED!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Australia
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I want to start filling for my AOS... I have done all the forms...Do I have to send proof of relationship RE; bank account,credit cards,bills, wedding photos, etc with application? Or do I only need them when I go to Interview? Thanks.

No you don't. You entered on a K1 so this is not required. IF you have an interview (no guarantee you will) you can take it then. I sent no relationship evidence (aside from the marriage cert), no RFEs, no interview and approved in less than 3 months.

Yes, It is much better to send proof of relationship.

No it doesn't matter for a K1.

I, too, have sent evidence when filing AOS. It is not required at filing, but I agreed with many who chose to send it anyway. And I had no problems whatsoever...before, during and after interview.

Good luck with your AOS! Keep us posted! :thumbs:

I sent no evidence and wasn't interviewed. So evidence didn't prevent you from having an interview (which would be the only reason i would bother).

Most of the time people file AOS pretty soon after marriage. It is VERY hard to gather relationship evidence such as co-mingling, that is worth anything that quickly. You are better of sending only what they ask for and collecting whatever you can in case of interview.

I mailed my AOS and I-130 concurrently yesterday and submitted everything we have at hand for the proof of relationship and just plan to bring anything thereafter on the interview. Pray for me :-) Thanks and God bless our journey.

You filed an I-130, totally different situation to the Op.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Jamaica
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No you don't. You entered on a K1 so this is not required. IF you have an interview (no guarantee you will) you can take it then. I sent no relationship evidence (aside from the marriage cert), no RFEs, no interview and approved in less than 3 months.

No it doesn't matter for a K1.

I sent no evidence and wasn't interviewed. So evidence didn't prevent you from having an interview (which would be the only reason i would bother).

Most of the time people file AOS pretty soon after marriage. It is VERY hard to gather relationship evidence such as co-mingling, that is worth anything that quickly. You are better of sending only what they ask for and collecting whatever you can in case of interview.

You filed an I-130, totally different situation to the Op.

I noted that more K1s are having 2nd interviews. I know that these additional evidences are not required; but seeing that these documents can be the proof of a viable marriage and possibly the factor that they are looking for in a second interview, it may be better to send them in. I think this wave of re-interviewing K1s may be the contributory factor to these vast amounts of transfers and delays at service centers.

The I-485 by itself does not require a proof of relationship, just a marriage cert for K-1's. Your relationship was already vetted at consulate phase. There is no I-130 here.

I noted that your husband's ROC is coming soon. All the best :)

I mailed my AOS and I-130 concurrently yesterday and submitted everything we have at hand for the proof of relationship and just plan to bring anything thereafter on the interview. Pray for me :-) Thanks and God bless our journey.

All the best in your journey :)


STANLEY & KAREN
01/15/2009 - Fedex I-130, I-485, I-693, I-864, I-765, G-325A
01/20/2009 - Received in mail-room and signed for by J CHYBA
01/28/2009 - Checks cashed by Homeland Security
02/02/2009 - Received in mail 3 pcs of NOA1 one each for I-485, I-130, I-765 dated 01/28/2009
02/03/2009 - Received email RFE. What did I not send now, whew!
02/09/2009 - Received mails for initial evidence and Biometric appointment (02/19/2009); mailed evidence
02/19/2009 - biometrics done - in a out in 45 minutes
03/14/2009 - Receive NOA2 dated 03/10/2009. AOS interview April 29, 2009
03/18/2009 - Touched. EAD Card production ordered
03/25/2009 - Touched. EAD approval sent
03/27/2009 - EAD card received in the mail; applied for SS# immediately (office is across the street from my home)
04/02/2009 - Received SS# in the mail
04/29/2009 - Interviewed. I- 130 approved, I-485 pending IO's review
05/05/2009 - Received NOA2. Welcome letter for Permanent Residency. I-130 and I-485 approved 04/30/2009
05/08/2009 - Touched. I-485 approval letter sent
05/11/2009 - GC received in the mail. Expires 2019
05/11/2009 - Applied to remove restrictions on my SS Card
05/18/2009 - Received unrestricted SS card

10/13/2009 - My darling husband of 2 yrs 5 months 3 weeks 3 days passed away :(

Naturalization Process (5 Yrs Later) :goofy:

Mar 28, 2014 - Mailed N-400
Apr 08, 2014 - Check cashed
Apr 09, 2014 - Receive Notice letter Priority date April 3, 2014
Apr 11, 2014 - Touched - Email - Biometrics letter mailed
May 08, 2014 - Biometrics done
May 12, 2014 - Touched - Email - In line for interview scheduling
July 12, 2014 - Pre-interview letter (Yellow letter) received in mail
Aug 20, 2014 - Touched - Email - Interview scheduled
Aug 25, 2014 - Interview scheduled for Sept. 24, 2014
Sept 24, 2014 - Passed interview
Oct 06, 2014 - Touched - Email - In oath scheduling que
Oct 08, 2014 - Touched - Text - Oath ceremony scheduled
Oct 14, 2014 - Received letter - Oath ceremony Oct 28, 2014
Oct 28, 2014 - I AM A US CITIZEN! :joy: :joy: :joy:
Nov 12, 2014 - Updated my status from permanent resident to citizen at Social Security
Nov 14, 2014 - Applied for US passport
Nov 29, 2014 - Received US passport book
Dec 01, 2014 - Received Passport card
Dec 04, 2014 - Received Naturalization Certificate

--------------------
KayCee

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I noted that more K1s are having 2nd interviews. I know that these additional evidences are not required; but seeing that these documents can be the proof of a viable marriage and possibly the factor that they are looking for in a second interview, it may be better to send them in. I think this wave of re-interviewing K1s may be the contributory factor to these vast amounts of transfers and delays at service centers.

I would not really call it a 2nd interview. The AOS interview is different than the interview the beneficiary has when applying for a K-1. A lot of consulates do not even let in the USC, so there is no interview as a couple then.

I have not noticed more people adjusting from a K-1 getting interviewed. I still see a lot posting they were transferred to the CSC and getting approved without interview. It is taking longer now to get approved without interview through the CSC though. The delays in the service centers always happen, at all the different centers, for all different types of applications and petitions.

We sent only what is asked for in the instructions that come directly from the I-485 and USCIS. The only 'evidence of relationship' that is required to be included is the certified marriage certificate. It is to prove you are married to a USC and were married within the 90 days of entering with your K-1 though, not really to prove your relationship is real.

We were transferred to the CSC, but ended up getting transferred back to our local office, maybe because of the backlog and delays at CSC, maybe because of a quota they have set for amount of applicants that need to be interviewed..who knows, but I can tell you that we took in our photo album and all our evidence of co-mingling with us to our interview. They still looked at none of it, even there in person, and my husband was approved on the spot.

I want to start filling for my AOS... I have done all the forms...Do I have to send proof of relationship RE; bank account,credit cards,bills, wedding photos, etc with application? Or do I only need them when I go to Interview? Thanks.

You only need to send in a copy of your certified marriage certificate. All the rest of that stuff should be brought to your interview, if you even have one.


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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