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Sending off I-751, can someone just verify that I have enough evidence? Thank you

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So, I like to talk to other people before I file and make sure I have everything needed. Because I triple check things and because hubby isn't here to check them again. I have my cover letter, 751 form, check, copy of green card and evidence as follows:

I have cards for us from my side of the family and his and holiday cards from friends, 4 total.
Mail coming to our home for him and I, these are bills, but because we can't have two people on them I have seperate ones showing my name and his name with same address. Also something from his current job too for benefits.
Copy of his driving paperwork with address on it.
Copy of health insurance card showing him and I on it together.
Letter/w2 copy for past years taxes.

Do you think this is enough ? We are also currently pregnant with out first child but I never thought to get something proving this if they need it. Thank you for reading and if you would like me to move this to a different thread I can !






K-1 Visa Timeline

9/8/2011 - Mailed off I-129F
9/13/2011 - NOA1
1/30/2012 - Approved!
2/14/2012 - Daniels Medical Appt
3/22/2012 - Interview Day - Approved!!! <3

AOS/EAD Timeline

06/07/2012 - Arrived via USPS
06/12/2012 - Received text for NOA
07/19/2012 - Biometrics
09/12/2012 - Interview Date
09/12/2012 - Approved for Green Card! See ya in 2 years !!!

I-751

08/21/2014 - Mailed


09/16/2014 - Biometrics

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I would add more. What about joint checking and savings accounts statements spanning the past 2 years (it shows strong proof of commingled finances), joint bills spanning the past 2 years (cable, cell, electricity, gas etc) and proof of life insurance listing each other as beneficiary. Do you have a copy of your apartment ease or mortgage (showing that you live together)? Also,any proof of trips you've taken together, like hotels in your names and flight itinerary. Good luck!

Edited by greentea5481

ROC Journey:

sent in I-751: November 2013

Biometrics:December 2013

Card production text & email : August 2014...No RFE, no Interview :)

Now a US citizen...

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We haven't taken any trips except right after our 1 year anniversary when his friends came to visit. I may still have the information from the hotel, but not sure. I have a few photos from that trip and a baseball game we went to and a holiday dinner with my co-workers. My bank wouldn't allow my husband be added to the mortgage as he had no credit history or anything. So that is in just my name. Our bills for utilities wouldn't allow both our names on them, so half are in his and half are in my name with the shared addresses. I can certainly print out information from the bank though as we have a joint checking account, unfortunately forgot about that one and its probably the easiest one!






K-1 Visa Timeline

9/8/2011 - Mailed off I-129F
9/13/2011 - NOA1
1/30/2012 - Approved!
2/14/2012 - Daniels Medical Appt
3/22/2012 - Interview Day - Approved!!! <3

AOS/EAD Timeline

06/07/2012 - Arrived via USPS
06/12/2012 - Received text for NOA
07/19/2012 - Biometrics
09/12/2012 - Interview Date
09/12/2012 - Approved for Green Card! See ya in 2 years !!!

I-751

08/21/2014 - Mailed


09/16/2014 - Biometrics

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Definitely the joint checking account, just one statement from each quarter seems to be the consensus. Also since your husband couldn't be added to the mortgage I would explain that in the cover letter, otherwise they might send an RFE requesting proof of joint tenancy.

Also I would recommend requesting tax transcripts for the years you've been married showing you filed as married. I saw someone on here get a RFE for that a few days ago, stating that they needed proof the IRS had "accepted" the returns or something like that.

EDIT: Here was the tax RFE I mentioned... http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/510330-rfe-question-regarding-tax-returns-and-documentary-evidence/

Edited by seth2013

Day 0 - 2 May 2012 Mailed AOS package overnight delivery
Day 139 - 17 September 2012 Interview & APPROVED on the Spot!! :)
Day 145 - 23 September 2012 Received Green Card!

ROC - Eligible June 19 2014

Day 0 - 18 June 2014 Mailed ROC package via 2 day priority

Day 42 - 29 July 2014 Approval and Card Production Email

Day 49 - 5 August 2014 Received Green Card

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I'd scan both of your driver's licenses on a single page and include them. Rapid visual proof you live at the same address. Do you have anything related to the baby, even if it's secondary? Facebook posts congratulating you guys? Email from a friend or parent? (If you have email, I'd print out the headers along with the email - those are a lot harder to fake.)

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Hey congrats kristinanddan09, we're also expecting our first. x

We received an RFE for our ROC, our first, and we were floored. We learned that we were supposed to send shared evidence covering the span of the marriage, not just since AOS approval. So we went through our old filing evidence (for K-1, AOS, etc.) and pulled out as much shared evidence from 2009 to time of ROC filing as we could (anything with both of our names and same address). We also included a printout of a Facebook post asking all our US-UK friends and family to share their experiences with us, and sent it in. Include as much evidence since your marriage as you can, even if you think it's silly, LOL. I just wanted my husband with me; I didn't care what it took.

We were not expecting a baby at the time, but that would've been a GREAT opportunity for shared evidence. Maybe include a signed letter from your OB that lists both of your names, his experiences treating you, and your husband's involvement in the process (i.e., your husband goes with you to all of your ultrasounds, tests, etc.).

If you have better medical insurance and your husband is listed under it (as is the case with me), then collect any bills from his medical appointments from time of marriage to present, highlight his name, yours (if it's on them), the date of the appointment and same address. In responding to the RFE for ROC, we included copies of my husband's annual medicals, which had my name as the insurance subscriber, his name as the patient, and our same address.

Also:

-Get your landlord to print out a new lease, and have the three of you sign it.

-I also had my HR dept. sign a letter stating that my husband had been on my benefits since 2010.

-Log into your online bank accounts and print out statements spanning your marriage to the present. If that fails, visit your bank, see if they can mail you old statements, and/or ask them to write a letter attesting to how long you have both had your accounts and shared address.

-Lastly, write a cover letter explaining why you don't have certain things (e.g., shared bills), and express how much you love your husband and how you could not imagine having to raise your child alone. Have both of you sign it. We included this kind of letter, minus the child part, and I think it made a difference. Or I'd like to think it did. LOL.

Good luck with everything! x


THE JOHN (UK) AND CAMIE (US) SHOW

K-1

[*]I-129F Sent : 2009-02-19 [*]I-129F NOA1: 2009-02-23 [*]I-129F NOA2: 2009-03-23 [*]John's Medical: 2009-05-11 [*]John's INTERVIEW - APPROVED!!: 2009-06-08 [*]VISA ARRIVES!!: 2009-06-12 [*]Camie Goes to England : 2009-06-18 [*]Our POE : 2009-06-24 [*]Got married and went to Jack-in-the-Box : 2009-07-07

AOS

[*]AOS Package Sent: 2010-02-13 [*]AOS Package Delivered (per USPS): 2010-02-15 [*]USCIS Email Confirmation (WOO HOO!!): 2010-02-23 [*]AOS Fee Check Cashed: 2010-02-23 [*]USCIS Status Check Available Online: 2010-02-24 [*]I-485 NOA1 Received and touch : 2010-02-26 [*]I-765 NOA1 Received and touch : 2010-02-26 [*]Biometrics: 2010-03-18 (letter received 2010-03-08) [*]EAD CARD RECEIVED: 2010-05-06 [*]INTERVIEW: 2010-05-21 - APPROVED [*]RECEIVED GREEN CARD: 2010-06-17 - Lakers FTW, then off to Disneyland to celebrate!

ROC

[*]I-751 Package Sent: 2012-05-18 [*]I-751 Package Delivered (per USPS): 2012-05-19 [*]CSC Fee Check Cashed: 2012-06-06
[*]I-751 NOA1: 2012-06-07 (dated 2012-05-21)
[*]Biometrics: 2012-07-16 (letter received 2012-06-25) [*]RFE: 2013-01-18 (responded on 2013-04-08)
[*]I-751 APPROVED: 2013-04-25 (dated 2013-04-19)

[*]10-Year GC Received: 2013-06-17

Christopher Midian Chance - 7lbs., 5oz., born 11-19-14 :wub:

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Thanks everyone !!!






K-1 Visa Timeline

9/8/2011 - Mailed off I-129F
9/13/2011 - NOA1
1/30/2012 - Approved!
2/14/2012 - Daniels Medical Appt
3/22/2012 - Interview Day - Approved!!! <3

AOS/EAD Timeline

06/07/2012 - Arrived via USPS
06/12/2012 - Received text for NOA
07/19/2012 - Biometrics
09/12/2012 - Interview Date
09/12/2012 - Approved for Green Card! See ya in 2 years !!!

I-751

08/21/2014 - Mailed


09/16/2014 - Biometrics

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Here is what I think I'd do.

I'd take a piece of paper and at the top put something like "Folder 1 - Cohabitation." Then under it put:

Exhibit 1a: Drivers licenses showing same address

Exhibit 1b: Utility bills showing same address

etc.

Then I would clip that to the front of a manila folder, and inside I would label the photocopy of the drivers licenses "Exhibit 1a" and the utility bills "Exhibit 1b."

Then a second folder that might be "Folder 2 - Co-mingling of finances." "Folder 3 - proof of relationship." etc.

On the cover sheet for the finances, I would probably put a note explaining why the mortgage/house deed are not joint.

I know this is a very "businesslike" approach (I write reports all the time with "Exhibit 1a," "Exhibit 1b" etc.) But when the USCIS person gets to it, they will be able to easily trace through the things they want to see.

I think it will make it much easier for them to say "yes." And let's be real, they aren't going to let a bad case slide through because it's well organized, but I think that if you make their job this much easier, they will be happy to get to lunch early that day. If you were, say, a loan officer at a bank, wouldn't you be more likely to approve a loan where the borrower laid out everything clearly for you?

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I agree with everything the others have said. We just received an RFE for more evidence and I was shocked. Our first packet was the size of a book! Do you have wills? Life insurance policies? Be sure to show who the beneficiary is if you do. Ours was missing the beneficiary info. Include stuff from the day you were married til now. I also like the suggestion by a previous poster to "super organize" everything to make it very clear and concise for the reviewer. I couldn't get my husband on the house deed, but I will explain why and also say that our house is now for sale and we BOTH have been pre-approved for a new mortgage (letter from lender). Stuff like that... A pinned topic in this forum included details from a one on one discussion with a IO who looks at this evidence every day. I definitely got the impression that financial evidence is the most important. Everything else is helpful, but won't get approval alone. Organize and send as much as possible.

Ditto to sending "proof" of the baby and congratulations!!!

Good luck!

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That is definitely not enough. You are missing the big 3 pieces of evidence 1) joint taxes, 2) joint lease/mortgage, 3) joint bank account.

Make sure to include at minimum, quarterly statements from the bank account from the whole time you were married.

You might want to explain in the cover letter why you don't have a joint mortgage. He should be able to be added to the deed, though, that's not dependent on credit, right?

Good luck.


AOS for my husband
8/17/10: INTERVIEW DAY (day 123) APPROVED!!

ROC:
5/23/12: Sent out package
2/06/13: APPROVED!

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Hey congrats kristinanddan09, we're also expecting our first. x

We received an RFE for our ROC, our first, and we were floored. We learned that we were supposed to send shared evidence covering the span of the marriage, not just since AOS approval. So we went through our old filing evidence (for K-1, AOS, etc.) and pulled out as much shared evidence from 2009 to time of ROC filing as we could (anything with both of our names and same address). We also included a printout of a Facebook post asking all our US-UK friends and family to share their experiences with us, and sent it in. Include as much evidence since your marriage as you can, even if you think it's silly, LOL. I just wanted my husband with me; I didn't care what it took.

Oh really? wow!! that is what I thought all along until the IO at the end of AOS interview explained us the process about ROC and she was clear that the evidence we presented to adjust would not be necessary to repeat again since they have it all. What we need to submit is the evidence from the date we were approved (August 20, 2014) and on. Could it be the type of visa I was adjusting from? I understand each case is totally different, so I just wanted to mention what we were told by the IO.


dAdjusting from F1

05/21/14 Package sent via FedEX

05/23/14 (day 1) Package delivered Chicago Lockbox 10:29am signed by J.Chyba

05/29/14 (day 6) emal/txt message NOA1

06/03/14 (day 11) paper NOA1 arrived in the mail

06/07/14 (day 15) Biometrics notice in the mail/ appointment June 19, 2:00pm

06/19/14 (day 27) Biometrics done

06/26/14 (day 34) email notification I-485 case status "Testing and Interview"

07/18/14 (day 56) email/txt notification Interview letter was sent on the mail. Interview date 08/20/14

07/21/14 (day 59) hard copy in the mail for AOS interview date

08/05/14 (day 74) email/txt notification EAD card is in production (59 days after Biometrics)

08/08/14 (day 77) email/txt notification EAD card has been mailed

08/09/14 (day 78) EAD in hand (4 days after "card production" notification)

08/20/14 (day 89) AOS Interview -APPROVED!!! 2 hrs after interview received text/email notification "card in production". 5 hrs after interview received text/email notification I-130 has been approved/notice of permanent resident status has been registered

08/28/14 (day 97) NOA2/Welcome to USA notice arrived in the mail

08/28/14 (day 97) email/txt notification Green Card has been mailed with tracking # -sent priority mail 2-Day

08/29/14 (day 98) GREEN CARD in hand delivered at 1:17pm . Yes it is green! :dance::D:dance::D:dance::D:dance:

RoC

08/01/16 I-751 sent via USPS Express Mail

08/02/16 (Day 1) Package delivery confirmation USPS 10:17am PDT

08/04/16 (Day 3) Check cashed

08/06/16 (Day 5) NOA I-797 Received on the mail dated 08/02/2016

09/20/16 (Day 50) 45 days after receiving NOA -1yr permit extension- I filed service request to inquire about Biometrics appointment letter

09/29/16 (Day 59) Biometrics appointment letter received dated 9/24/16

10/11/16 (Day 71) Biometrics completed. *Also, received on the mail response letter from previous service request filed with copy of Biometrics appointment letter.

11/11/17 (Day 466) Case Status changed to New Card Production

11/16/17 (Day 471) Case Status indicate  New Card being sent on the mail .:dance::dance::D:dance::dance::dance:

11/17/17 (Day 472) I-797  Notice of Removal of Condition being approved received in the mail.

11/20/17 (Day 475/15 months 18 days) New Lawful Permanent Resident arrived in the mail; card in hand at last! :dancing:

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We were flagged for not having evidence spanning time of marriage to time of filing. I was like, didn't AOS count at all? We were just really confused. But yeah, we sent a lot of the AOS evidence again (bills from 2009, 2010, etc.). Like we don't go through enough, right? Maybe our ROC adjudicator was having a bad day, LOL. If you take your IO's advice and don't get an RFE, then that's rad. But if you get flagged, maybe pulling out the ol' AOS stuff will help you. x

Edited by John and Camie

THE JOHN (UK) AND CAMIE (US) SHOW

K-1

[*]I-129F Sent : 2009-02-19 [*]I-129F NOA1: 2009-02-23 [*]I-129F NOA2: 2009-03-23 [*]John's Medical: 2009-05-11 [*]John's INTERVIEW - APPROVED!!: 2009-06-08 [*]VISA ARRIVES!!: 2009-06-12 [*]Camie Goes to England : 2009-06-18 [*]Our POE : 2009-06-24 [*]Got married and went to Jack-in-the-Box : 2009-07-07

AOS

[*]AOS Package Sent: 2010-02-13 [*]AOS Package Delivered (per USPS): 2010-02-15 [*]USCIS Email Confirmation (WOO HOO!!): 2010-02-23 [*]AOS Fee Check Cashed: 2010-02-23 [*]USCIS Status Check Available Online: 2010-02-24 [*]I-485 NOA1 Received and touch : 2010-02-26 [*]I-765 NOA1 Received and touch : 2010-02-26 [*]Biometrics: 2010-03-18 (letter received 2010-03-08) [*]EAD CARD RECEIVED: 2010-05-06 [*]INTERVIEW: 2010-05-21 - APPROVED [*]RECEIVED GREEN CARD: 2010-06-17 - Lakers FTW, then off to Disneyland to celebrate!

ROC

[*]I-751 Package Sent: 2012-05-18 [*]I-751 Package Delivered (per USPS): 2012-05-19 [*]CSC Fee Check Cashed: 2012-06-06
[*]I-751 NOA1: 2012-06-07 (dated 2012-05-21)
[*]Biometrics: 2012-07-16 (letter received 2012-06-25) [*]RFE: 2013-01-18 (responded on 2013-04-08)
[*]I-751 APPROVED: 2013-04-25 (dated 2013-04-19)

[*]10-Year GC Received: 2013-06-17

Christopher Midian Chance - 7lbs., 5oz., born 11-19-14 :wub:

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