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Hello Friends ,

Happy New Year to everyone !!

I am going to submit I-485 for my wife and I need your help to clear following questions (Please help me !!!):

1) On Marriage Certificate, she had my last name now, so i am going to submit the I-485/EAD etc for new name , Did I need some other proof of name change ? I didn't go to the Social Security office yet to update her name on the SSN card.

2) Should I submit the copy of I-94 (Departure and Arrival Record), not the original?

3) Should I submit the copy of NOA 2 , not the original?

4) I-864 , is this form has to be notarized ?

4) Vaccination Report has to be original or a photo copy ?

5) I have following docs for her

I-485

K1 visa and I-94 -copy

Marriage Certificate -copy

Birth Certificate -copy

Vaccination record -copy

From Sponsor:

I-864 (not notarized)

Naturalization Certificate - copy

Tax records -2012 - copy

6)Apart from that i have one more Confusion :), i do not want to confuse you also !!

In her K1- visa , they merge the first name with middle name (with space) so the given name is now combination of first name and middle name

, Officer from SSN office told me that they can not correct the name on CARD,we have to contact the USCIS first. anybody experience with this kind of

situation?

Thank you so much!!

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Moved from IR-1/CR-1 Process & Procedures to Adjustment of Status from Family Based Visas forum.


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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Hello Friends ,

Happy New Year to everyone !!

I am going to submit I-485 for my wife and I need your help to clear following questions (Please help me !!!):

1) On Marriage Certificate, she had my last name now, so i am going to submit the I-485/EAD etc for new name , Did I need some other proof of name change ? I didn't go to the Social Security office yet to update her name on the SSN card. Marriage certificate is enough for that purpose too.

2) Should I submit the copy of I-94 (Departure and Arrival Record), not the original? Yes copy of front and back.

3) Should I submit the copy of NOA 2 , not the original? Yes copy only.

4) I-864 , is this form has to be notarized ? No.

4) Vaccination Report has to be original or a photo copy ?Yes copy only.

5) I have following docs for her

I-485

K1 visa and I-94 -copy

Marriage Certificate -copy

Birth Certificate -copy

Vaccination record -copy

Dont forget:

Form G-325A Biographic Information Sheet (immigrant)

2x passport photos

I also added my (immigrant) biographical page of my passport

From Sponsor:

I-864 (not notarized)

Naturalization Certificate - copy

Tax records -2012 - copy

And:

6 recent paystubs

employment letter

Tax return is probably 2011 I guess?

Is she not applying for EAD and AP? they are free when sent along with I-485. I did, as sometimes processing time for GC is way longer than what we expect...

6)Apart from that i have one more Confusion :), i do not want to confuse you also !!

In her K1- visa , they merge the first name with middle name (with space) so the given name is now combination of first name and middle name

, Officer from SSN office told me that they can not correct the name on CARD,we have to contact the USCIS first. anybody experience with this kind of

situation?

Sorry, maybe someone else can be more helpful on this.. I have no idea..since I don't have a middle name.

For the A# you find that on the K1 Visa and on the NOA2. Make sure they do match, sometimes they don't.. in that case you'll need to phone USCIS.

Thank you so much!!


K1

23 Jan 2012: sent I-129F

01 Feb 2012: received hard copy NOA1

28 June 2012: NOA2

18 July 2012: LND case number

25 July 2012: sent packet 3 docs

28 July 2012: Packet 3 received

30 July 2012: medical done

09 Aug 2012: Packet 4 received

14 Aug 2012 8am: interview: APPROVED!

20 Aug 2012: VISA received!!

06 Oct 2012: POE in Anchorage (AK)

10 Nov 2012: Wedding in California

AOS

Jan 03, 2013: package sent to Chicago!

Jan 10, 2013: email/text notification of receipt of all 3!

Jan 19, 2013: biometric letter received

Jan 30, 2013: biometric appointment at 12pm

Mar 06, 2013: EAD/AP card in production

Mar 12, 2013: received interview appointment letter

Mar 15, 2013: EAD/AP combo card received!

Mar 21, 2013: Interview in Anchorage..APPROVED!

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Thank you so much Sara!! Really appreciate your response!!

I am also sending EAD/AP document but I have a question about this also

1) Should i have to submit duplicate (2 copies) evidence for I-765 form, like K1 visa stamp, I-94, 2 extra pictures

2) I sending copy of Marriage Certificate (not the original certified copy ) ? is this going to be problem or should i have to send Certified copy ?

thanks again!!

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Thank you so much Sara!! Really appreciate your response!!

I am also sending EAD/AP document but I have a question about this also

1) Should i have to submit duplicate (2 copies) evidence for I-765 form, like K1 visa stamp, I-94, 2 extra pictures

2) I sending copy of Marriage Certificate (not the original certified copy ) ? is this going to be problem or should i have to send Certified copy ?

thanks again!!

You're welcome! I just sent my AOS so pretty fresh abt all this preparation process! Hoping that I included everything, despite following VJ's guide.. and checking 3zillion times...!

I did include duplicates of my bio passport page + Visa+I-94 and 2 pics, each with every form (EAD & AP) Altho I only sent one certified marriage certificate. I sent an original because copying it, the word "void" was appearing on the copy. I know some people on here got AOS approval even with that, but I didn't want to risk it. If your certified marriage certificate copies fine, then a copy is 100% ok!

Good luck for a speedy approval!!


K1

23 Jan 2012: sent I-129F

01 Feb 2012: received hard copy NOA1

28 June 2012: NOA2

18 July 2012: LND case number

25 July 2012: sent packet 3 docs

28 July 2012: Packet 3 received

30 July 2012: medical done

09 Aug 2012: Packet 4 received

14 Aug 2012 8am: interview: APPROVED!

20 Aug 2012: VISA received!!

06 Oct 2012: POE in Anchorage (AK)

10 Nov 2012: Wedding in California

AOS

Jan 03, 2013: package sent to Chicago!

Jan 10, 2013: email/text notification of receipt of all 3!

Jan 19, 2013: biometric letter received

Jan 30, 2013: biometric appointment at 12pm

Mar 06, 2013: EAD/AP card in production

Mar 12, 2013: received interview appointment letter

Mar 15, 2013: EAD/AP combo card received!

Mar 21, 2013: Interview in Anchorage..APPROVED!

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You're welcome! I just sent my AOS so pretty fresh abt all this preparation process! Hoping that I included everything, despite following VJ's guide.. and checking 3zillion times...!

I did include duplicates of my bio passport page + Visa+I-94 and 2 pics, each with every form (EAD & AP) Altho I only sent one certified marriage certificate. I sent an original because copying it, the word "void" was appearing on the copy. I know some people on here got AOS approval even with that, but I didn't want to risk it. If your certified marriage certificate copies fine, then a copy is 100% ok!

Good luck for a speedy approval!!

Thank you so much Sara !!! Great info , I will mail the package tomorrow !!!!

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