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AOS Domicile question - does my husband need a document proving domicile in US?

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan


My husband's filling out the AOS for me and it's all fine except for one question where I'd appreciate help from an VJ-er who has filled the AOS recently. It's about the domicile. My husband is a USC and is employed, has a driver's license in the US, pays his taxes, etc etc. Does he need some kind of special document to prove he is domiciled in the US?

In Pakistan, we have a document that we use as proof of domicile, so that's what made him wonder if there is one such document in the US and if he has to get it made.

If it's not needed, or there isn't a formal document, what do we fill in the AOS?

Appreciate the help!! :)

Priority date: 14th October 2011

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam

If he is currently living in the US he does not need any document to prove his domicile.

I-864 Affidavit of Support FAQ -->> https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/immigrate/immigrant-process/documents/support/i-864-frequently-asked-questions.html

FOREIGN INCOME REPORTING & TAX FILING -->> https://www.irs.gov/publications/p54/ch01.html#en_US_2015_publink100047318


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You put YOUR physical address of where YOU live on the form. The I-485 is YOUR AOS not your husband's. He only has to complete the I-864 form. Your husband can use his DL to show where he lives and he can use his US passport to prove he is a USC. Other than that, there is no document to show domicile, it is up to each person to keep their address current on their DL and other documents.

Good luck with the AOS,


Edited by Dave&Roza

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China

You put YOUR physical address of where YOU live on the form. The I-485 is YOUR AOS not your husband's.

The AOS the OP is referring to is Affidavit of Support. Also, the form I-485 is a form they will not use in their case because it's a spouse visa case.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan

princess18: I know what you are asking. In US, driver license/state ID card is equal to domicile.


11/19/2011: I-130 Sent

11/25/2011: NOA1 email notification received.

11/28/2011: Petition touched

04/27/2012: NOA2 email notification received.


05/07/2012: NVC received

05/30/2012: Called NVC to receive Case # & IIN

XX/XX/2012: AOS bill invoiced and paid

XX/XX/2012: AOS package mailed

XX/XX/2012: AOS Receipt Paid

XX/XX/2012: DS-3032 acceptance e-mail received

XX/XX/2012: IV bill invoiced; IV bill

XX/XX/2012: IV fee

XX/XX/2012: IV fee bill appears PAID

XX/XX/2012: DS-230 delivered to NVC



XX/XX/2012: Embassy received

XX/XX/2012: Interview scheduled

XX/XX/2012: Medical

XX/XX/2012: Interview

XX/XX/2012: Visa received

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China

so should we send a photocopy of our DL card along with the AOS package?

I sent in a photocopy of my state DL, along with evidence of US bank accounts, a copy of my student visa with the approaching expiration date, and my flight itinerary back to the US. I think they also consider state taxes filed and voting records, if you happen to have them. I didn't have a problem with what I sent. Write a cover letter explaining and send it all in along with the AOS package.

Read pages 5-6 of the I-864 Instruction packet for more information.

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Sept 9, 2011: NOA1

March 16, 2012: NOA2

April 10, 2012: NVC Case Number Assigned, AOS Invoice Received

April 11, 2012: OPTIN for EP with DS-3032 sent, AOS bill paid

April 12, 2012: AOS Package Sent

April 17, 2012: IV Bill invoiced, paid

April 19, 2012: IV package sent

April 20, 2012: Checklist for AOS asking for letter of employment, response sent

April 23, 2012: Letter approving DS-230, False checklist for AOS checklist

May 1, 2012: Appointment Letter Received (for May 23rd)

May 22, 2012: Interview canceled pending further medical tests

July 15, 2012: New Appointment letter Received

August 1, 2012: Interview, Approved

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