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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Australia

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My husband (USC) and I filed for I-130 in May 2013. Still waiting (he is in the US, I am in Australia with our daughter). I am going over to the US on the VWP in February for 90 days to visit my husband, and since it has been so long since we filed the I-130, we are exploring the option of filing I-485 once I'm there so I don't have to return home to Australia to keep waiting for the I-130 to be approved.

If we decided to do this, what do I need to bring with me from Australia that I will need during the process? Should I have a medical done here before I go? What about police checks?

Any and all information is welcome, or if you know of a good thread/resource to check out, please let me know.

Thanks, and Seasons Greetings!

Filed I-130 5 May 2013

NOA1 for I-130 received 21 May 2013

NOA2 for I-130 received 28 February 2014

Filed AOS 24 March 2014

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada

that would be coming to the US with the intent to stay on a visitor visa.. that would be fraud.. If you told the Immigration officer you were planning to do that, you'd be denied entry and returned back home.

Its a huge risk.. I wouldn't do it..

Adjusting from F-1

08/23/2013 - Package Mailed

08/25/2013 - Package delivered
08/29/2013 - Email/text notifications received
09/03/2013 - NOA hard copies received

09/09/2013 - Biometric appointment letter received
09/23/2013 - Biometrics appointment (completed)

10/01/2013 - status online changed to "Testing and Interview"

10/28/2013 - EAD in production
11/06/2013 - EAD received
11/08/2013 - Interview/Approved with RFE for long form birth certificate

12/03/2013 - sent in birth certificate

12/14/2013 - got notification green card in production
12/24/2013 - Green card

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Entering the US on a nonimmigrant visa with the preconceived intent to remain would constitute visa fraud.

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Day 0 (4/23/12) Petitions mailed (I-360, I-485, I-765)
2 (4/25/12) Petitions delivered to Chicago Lockbox
11 (5/3/12) Received 3 paper NOAs
13 (5/5/12) Received biometrics appointment for 5/23
15 (5/7/12) Did an unpleasant walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX
45 (6/7/12) Received email & text notification of an interview on 7/10
67 (6/29/12) EAD production ordered
77 (7/9/12) Received EAD
78 (7/10/12) Interview
100 (8/1/12) I-485 transferred to Vermont Service Centre
143 (9/13/12) Contacted DHS Ombudsman
268 (1/16/13) I-360, I-485 consolidated and transferred to Dallas
299 (2/16/13) Received second interview letter for 3/8
319 (3/8/13) Approved at interview
345 (4/3/13) I-360, I-485 formally approved; green card production ordered
353 (4/11/13) Received green card



Day 0 (1/3/18) N-400 filed online

Day 6 (1/9/18) Walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX

Day 341 (12/10/18) Interview was scheduled for 1/14/19

Day 376 (1/14/19) Interview

Day 385 (1/23/19) Denied

Day 400 (2/7/19) Denial revoked; N-400 approved; oath ceremony set for 2/14/19

Day 407 (2/14/19) Oath ceremony in Dallas, TX

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Australia

Thanks guys, yes I understand what you are saying in terms of fraud. I'm going in on a VWP, I intend to be a genuine visitor for 89 days, - don't intend on doing anything else that would see me turned around at the POE. I have a job and responsibilities in Australia, a return ticket, and can't recall ever committing fraud in my life. However, there is a very small chance that after seeing my husband and after being there for a little while we might explore the AOS option. My questions are more around what I would need to file an AOS, not about what risk is involved at POE (I am well aware of this and ready to have the conversation at the border, while holding my two year old who hasn't seen her father in 2.5 months). Looking for any advice from anyone else who may have done the same thing.

Filed I-130 5 May 2013

NOA1 for I-130 received 21 May 2013

NOA2 for I-130 received 28 February 2014

Filed AOS 24 March 2014

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