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I really don't want to print out 2 years worth of bank statements... how have you guys sent in transaction history for joint bank accounts?

1-129f sent: 08-21-2010

NOA1: 08-30-2010

NOA2: 01-20-2011 (OMG! that darn dot finally moved!!!! just under 5 months later...)

NOA2 hard copy received: 01-27-2011 (and called NVC to get case number)

Case received by consulate: 01-28-2011

Packet 3 sent by embassy: 02-03-2011 (received hard copy 02-11)

Packet 3 returned to embassy: 02-10-2011 (logged by embassy 2-24)

Medical: 02-11-2011 (results received by embassy 2-16)

Received interview date over the phone: 02-28-11

Packet 4 sent by embassy: 02-28-11 (received hard copy 3-5)

Interview: 03-15-11 APPROVED!!! (visa received 3-18)

POE: 03-30-11 ~ Marriage: 04-06-11

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Unfortunately, I had the same impression. I got RFE'd. I just sent last Thursday 3 years of her acct (used for her payroll), our combined household acct, and our combined savings acct. 3 years of IRS filings, proof of car insurance, health insurance for 3 years, combined credit card statements as well.

They want it through the life of the marriage.

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Send 2 years for all your evidence. Do not make a mess of this. LOTS of rfes have been handed out lately for people not sending 2 years of evidence.

Pick 1 print out for every couple of months for the last 2 years. For every item you are sending. Bank account, mortgage, certificates, bills etc.

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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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I sent about four (beginning, middle, recent)and the first page only, to show the date and our joint names. My bank also includes small prints of each check written in that month. We write very few checks but I had made an effort that each of us mix it up on who was going to write the monthly check to pay the two we write checks to consistently every month. I picked about about three sample months that showed each of us writing checks on the account and made sure there was a sample of each of us paying the yard guy for example. I only sent those check pages and not the whole statement. My thoughts were-- I wanted to show joint account, different dates, and that we both pay the same people with a minimum of paper. Some feel like overwhelming them with gobs of paper is good. I want to make a clear point that they can easily see and each page has meaning. I also sent only the front page of our tax transcripts. It's not about income, but year filed, both names, married filing jointly. I also highlight what I want them to easily find...names, dates. I'm sure many don't agree, but I never got an RFE from start to citizenship so it worked for us.

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England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted


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I sent one statement for every couple months covering two years.


10-15-2009 Met while I was on vacation...

11-12-2009 Traveled to CR for 3 weeks (Engaged)

02-21-2010 Married

05-28-2010 Mailed I-130

05-31-2010 Received - Chicago Lockbox

06-07-2010 I-130 NOA1 - CSC

06-08-2010 Touched

09-16-2010 NOA2


09-21-2010 Case# assinged

09-22-2010 AOS and IV bill generated.

09-22-2010 Paid AOS and IV bill.

09/23/2010 Both bills show paid. Printed cover sheets.

09/27/2010 Mailed AOS & IV package (fedex).

09-28-2010 Package received at NVC 9:32am (signed for by J.Desmond)

10-04-2010 AOS & IV docs in AVR system.

10-08-2010 SIF.

10-21-2010 Case Closed.

10-25-2010 Case sent to USEM.


10-27-2010 Received file.

11-02-2010 Medical. PASSED

11-08-2010 Interview APPROVED


11-13-2010 Frt Lauderdale,FL.

SS Card


Welcome Letter


Greencard received


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There have been far too many RFE's recently for folks who tried to take short cuts in supplying evidence--don't fo it. Why even consider a short cut when it is only paper and a little more postage ??

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