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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Cuba
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I NEED HELP GUYS! I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO NEXT AFTER MY HUBBY'S ARRIVAL! I INITIALLY HIRED A LAWYER TO DO ALL OF MY K1 VISA PAPERWORK. I DIDNT HAVE TO DO ANYTHING BUT, HE DID CHARGE ME A BIG FEE. EVRYTHING CAME OUT FINE NOW MY THING IS THAT MY HUBBY IS COMING THIS WEEK BUT, THE LAWYER IS CHARGING ME ANOTHER BIG FEE TO DO HIS PAPERWORK AFTER HIS ARRIVAL AND I DONT WANT TO WASTE THAT MUCH MONEY KNOWING THAT I CAN DO IT MY SELF. THE PROBLEM IS THAT I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO :(:o CAN SOME ONE PLEASE ALUMBRAME. THANKS

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Thailand
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My wife arrived 9/2/12, went to SS office on 9/4/12 and applied for her SSN. I made an appointment before she got here to get our marriage license and have our civil ceremony. Got married 10/5/12. Waiting to get certified copy of marriage certificate to file AOS.

I used one of the services that advertise at the top of the page. We were very well organized all the way though the whole process. I will be using them for our AOS and it isn't that much. I'm sure there are plenty of VJers here who will guide you the process. Good luck and congrats!

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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I NEED HELP GUYS! I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO NEXT AFTER MY HUBBY'S ARRIVAL! I INITIALLY HIRED A LAWYER TO DO ALL OF MY K1 VISA PAPERWORK. I DIDNT HAVE TO DO ANYTHING BUT, HE DID CHARGE ME A BIG FEE. EVRYTHING CAME OUT FINE NOW MY THING IS THAT MY HUBBY IS COMING THIS WEEK BUT, THE LAWYER IS CHARGING ME ANOTHER BIG FEE TO DO HIS PAPERWORK AFTER HIS ARRIVAL AND I DONT WANT TO WASTE THAT MUCH MONEY KNOWING THAT I CAN DO IT MY SELF. THE PROBLEM IS THAT I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO :(:o CAN SOME ONE PLEASE ALUMBRAME. THANKS

Follow the K-1 AOS guides, easily accessible through the Guides tab, at the top of the forum page.

Check out the site's Family-based AOS forum for additional information.

Lose the CAPS, they are hard to read, and in internet parlance you are SHOUTING!!

Good luck on your immigration journey.


Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

"Si vis amari, ama" - Seneca

 

 

 

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Like the other post above, dont worry, no need to pay big fees to attorneys.. In this forum you will find plenty of help and guidance. You need to do some leg work and follow the guidelines everyone else has mentioned.


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Egypt
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It's not hard to file Adjustment of Status. The cost for filing the I-485, I-765 & I-131 is $1070.00

Read over the first two links very well, do as the instructions say and you should be fine.

Most people on VJ file their own petitions and Lawyers Wow! they're expensive

http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1k3aos

http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1flow

Download Forms Here: http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=db029c7755cb9010VgnVCM10000045f3d6a1RCRD&vgnextchannel=db029c7755cb9010VgnVCM10000045f3d6a1RCRD

The Best of Luck on your journey :)


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You typically don't need to pay anyone, just use this amazing site called VisaJourney.

These are the few things you need to go in chronological order.

1. Spend some valuable time with your soon-to-be husband! good.gif

2. Obtain an SSN (1-2 weeks after arrival, no later than two weeks before his 90 day's are up, or expiration of I-94), see step by step guide http://www.visajourn...custom&page=ssn

3. Get married within 90 days of him arriving.

4. File for AOS (Adjustment of Status) as soon as you get married, see step-by-step guide here http://www.visajourn...om&page=k1k3aos

NB: Also file for EA (Employment Authorization) and AP (Advanced Parole), it free if you file along with AOS.

Current cost for AOS/AP/EA is $1070. If you follow these guides correctly you shouldn't need to pay a dime more.

Good Luck to you!

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My name is Gray and I'm originally from Perth, Western Australia, my wife Bry is from Montana.
We met in June 2010, got engaged in November 2010, and married in January 2012!
We are now living together in Montana.


Timeline:

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07/04/2015: Applicable for Naturalization

For my full K-1/AOS/AP/EA/ROC process see my timeline here: http://goo.gl/AyNVBd
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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Moved from K1 Process & Procedures to Adjustment of Status from Family Based Visas forum as the AOS process is the next step for the OP.


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Argentina
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For the SSN, you need to go to your local Social Security Office (locator : https://secure.ssa.gov/apps6z/FOLO/fo001.jsp). It's recommended you go after 2 weeks of his arrival and 2 weeks before the 90 days are up. The SSC he will receive will read 'Valid for work only with DHS authorization', so it will allow him to get a job while his GC is being processed...as long as, of course, when you file for AOS you also send in form I-765 (Employment Authorization Document).

You also need to get married before the 90 days are up. These 90 days begin the day he enters the US and the actual expiration date will be on the I-94 form that will be attached to his passport at the port of entry.

To file for AOS you need to submit form I-485 and all of its supporting evidence. This is the actual Green Card request. Together with this file, you can also file forms I-765 (again, this will allow him to work while GC is being processed)& I-131 (Advanced Parole. This will allow him to leave the US and come back in case of an emergency. If he leaves the country without having this document, the USCIS will consider that he is abandoning the process and won't be able to come back on his K1 Visa). Both of these forms usually take 90 days to be processed. The I-485 can take longer. For details, I recommend http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1k3aos and http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/352906-aos-cover-letter/

Currently, my husband and I are preparing our package to submit my AOS request based on a K1. We never hired a lawyer, just followed all of the guides in this site and so far, we've been doing great =)

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