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Hi Vj family.

I know that this is a lot of questions , but I would be so grateful if anyone can be of comfort and help me with the answers. Thank you so much guys. It is such an emotional roller coaster of a journey , it feels great to know that we are all in this . Thanks guys .

After POE is this order right?

1-Apply for electronic I-194

2-Apply for SSN

3-Apply for Marriage license

4-Get the marriage Certificate

5-Fill form Form I-485

6-Fill G325 A (of Both?)

7-Affidavit of support

8-EAD&AP forms

9-Medical exam

10-Fees(?)

a)-They don't give you any documents at POE right?

b)-Is it ok to apply for SSN before marriage since I am not having my name changed?

c)-I took my Medicals in August. I am not sure what else is remaining or if it is incomplete . How do I make sure of this?

d)-How much would the fees be?

e)-G325 a is needed for both petitioner and beneficiary ?

f)-Do I need to wait 2 weeks before I apply for SSN?

g)- Do they hand you the marriage certificate ?Can you ask for that , than waiting it to be mailed to you?

h)-We are planning a court wedding and then a church wedding. Would the court wedding help us to receive the marriage certificate faster?

i)-Do you need to submit any proof of relationship such as wedding pictures or affidavits ?


This is the LORD’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes Psalm 118:23:)

Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It's splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.” 
  Anne of Green Gables.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland
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*** Moving from K1 to AOS from Family Visa forum as that is the process the OP is asking about *****


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Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Ireland
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Yes you can apply for SSN before married even if you are changing your name. But it is recommended to wait 2 weeks after you enter as the records will not be up to date and could delay if they have to do it manually.

Check out

Www.visajourney.com/content/ssn

For all you need.

Then apply for marriage liecense, then get married, then apply for AOS, EAD and AP.

Www.visa journey.com/content/k1k3aos

Lists all the forms needed with links including G325A, I-864 and I-485. With complete instructions just like the petition stage.

With the medical thing you are not required to have another one as long as your i-485 is filled within a year of your overseas medical, unless you are missing vaccinations.

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So how do you know if you are missing on any of the required shots? Thanks for the reply Ana88


This is the LORD’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes Psalm 118:23:)

Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It's splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.” 
  Anne of Green Gables.

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Well when you went for medical overseas to get the visa did your doctor tell you, you had them all or if you didn't have any? There not 100% needed for visa but are for aos

http://www.uscis.gov/news/questions-and-answers/vaccination-requirements

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Russia
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Hi Vj family.

I know that this is a lot of questions , but I would be so grateful if anyone can be of comfort and help me with the answers. Thank you so much guys. It is such an emotional roller coaster of a journey , it feels great to know that we are all in this . Thanks guys .

After POE is this order right? 2 and 3 could be switched, 5, 6, 7, 8 are all sent together, 9 comes before this last mentioned groupings and 10 is sent along with the grouping. Read the instructions for fees.

1-Apply for electronic I-194

2-Apply for SSN

3-Apply for Marriage license

4-Get the marriage Certificate

5-Fill form Form I-485

6-Fill G325 A (of Both?)

7-Affidavit of support

8-EAD&AP forms

9-Medical exam

10-Fees(?)

a)-They don't give you any documents at POE right? Yes

b)-Is it ok to apply for SSN before marriage since I am not having my name changed? Yes

c)-I took my Medicals in August. I am not sure what else is remaining or if it is incomplete . How do I make sure of this? Need the 693 vaccinations transcripted by a CS

d)-How much would the fees be? CSs charge what they want, the AOS fees are found on the instructions for the 485

e)-G325 a is needed for both petitioner and beneficiary ? Read the Guides and the Instructions.

f)-Do I need to wait 2 weeks before I apply for SSN? Usually that's suggested.

g)- Do they hand you the marriage certificate ?Can you ask for that , than waiting it to be mailed to you? Mail to you, have extra certified copies sent for future uses.

h)-We are planning a court wedding and then a church wedding. Would the court wedding help us to receive the marriage certificate faster? Yes

i)-Do you need to submit any proof of relationship such as wedding pictures or affidavits ? No


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Hi Vj family.

I know that this is a lot of questions , but I would be so grateful if anyone can be of comfort and help me with the answers. Thank you so much guys. It is such an emotional roller coaster of a journey , it feels great to know that we are all in this . Thanks guys .

After POE is this order right?

1-Apply for electronic I-194

2-Apply for SSN

3-Apply for Marriage license

4-Get the marriage Certificate

5-Fill form Form I-485

6-Fill G325 A (of Both?)

7-Affidavit of support

8-EAD&AP forms

9-Medical exam

10-Fees(?)

a)-They don't give you any documents at POE right?

b)-Is it ok to apply for SSN before marriage since I am not having my name changed?

c)-I took my Medicals in August. I am not sure what else is remaining or if it is incomplete . How do I make sure of this?

d)-How much would the fees be?

e)-G325 a is needed for both petitioner and beneficiary ?

f)-Do I need to wait 2 weeks before I apply for SSN?

g)- Do they hand you the marriage certificate ?Can you ask for that , than waiting it to be mailed to you?

h)-We are planning a court wedding and then a church wedding. Would the court wedding help us to receive the marriage certificate faster?

i)-Do you need to submit any proof of relationship such as wedding pictures or affidavits ?

a) Nothing is given at POE.

b) Yes you can apply for your SSN before marriage

c) Do you have a copy of your Form DS-3025 you received at your medical exam? If this form is complete and you have received all required vaccinations AND your medical is less than 1 year old, you only need to send in the DS-3025 with your AOS forms.

d) The fees for filing AOS is $1070. This is for all AOS forms, including EAD/AP.

e) Only the person applying for the AOS needs to submit the G-325A. The person applying would be the K-1 visa holder.

f) No, there is no longer a need to wait since the I-94 is electronic. You can go to the SSA office and apply as soon after your POE.

g) After the marriage ceremony, the marriage license needs to be returned to your county recorder's office to be officially recorded in the records. You need an official copy of the marriage certificate after it is already registered with the county. This may vary from state to state, and the speed at which you can receive the official marriage certificate can vary as well. In Iowa, I was able to return the marriage license to the county recorder's office the next business day, and get a certified copy the same day. I was married on a Saturday, I received my marriage certificate the following Monday. You can either go into the office and have them give it to you, or you can request they mail it to you. It's faster to just go in and get it.

h) The wedding itself (court or church) isn't what determines how fast you receive the marriage certificate. What determines that is how fast you can get the license to the recorder's office and how fast the recorder's office can register your marriage and give you a certified copy of the marriage certificate. In our case I asked the judge if I could return the license myself, which she happily obliged.

I) You do not need to send proof of relationship with the AOS packet. All you need is the required documentation.

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K-1
NOA1: 04/08/2014; NOA2: 04/21/2014; Visa interview, approved: 07/15/2014; POE: 07/25/2014; Marriage: 09/05/2014

 

AOS

NOA1:  09/12/2014;  Biometrics:  10/06/2014;  EAD/AP Received:  11/26/2014;  Interview Waiver Letter:  01/02/2015;  

RFE:  07/09/2015;  Permanent Residency Granted:  07/27/2015;  Green card Received:  08/22/2015

 

ROC

NOA1:  05/24/2017;  Biometrics:  06/13/2017;  Approved without interview:  09/05/2018;  10 Yr Green card Received:  09/13/2018

 

Naturalization

08/09/2020 -- Filed N-400 online

08/09/2020 -- NOA1 date

08/11/2020 -- NOA1 received in the mail

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But it is recommended to wait 2 weeks after you enter as the records will not be up to date and could delay if they have to do it manually.

There is no longer a need to wait, since the SAVE database is updated immediately after POE due to the now electronic I-94s.


K-1
NOA1: 04/08/2014; NOA2: 04/21/2014; Visa interview, approved: 07/15/2014; POE: 07/25/2014; Marriage: 09/05/2014

 

AOS

NOA1:  09/12/2014;  Biometrics:  10/06/2014;  EAD/AP Received:  11/26/2014;  Interview Waiver Letter:  01/02/2015;  

RFE:  07/09/2015;  Permanent Residency Granted:  07/27/2015;  Green card Received:  08/22/2015

 

ROC

NOA1:  05/24/2017;  Biometrics:  06/13/2017;  Approved without interview:  09/05/2018;  10 Yr Green card Received:  09/13/2018

 

Naturalization

08/09/2020 -- Filed N-400 online

08/09/2020 -- NOA1 date

08/11/2020 -- NOA1 received in the mail

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Do you have a copy of your Form DS-3025 you received at your medical exam? If this form is complete and you have received all required vaccinations AND your medical is less than 1 year old, you only need to send in the DS-3025 with your AOS forms.

I don't have this DS 3025 copy with me. The hospital handed nothing to me. The embassy sent me the brown envelope and that is all I have with me . What should I do now?

:huh2:


This is the LORD’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes Psalm 118:23:)

Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It's splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.” 
  Anne of Green Gables.

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b)-Is it ok to apply for SSN before marriage since I am not having my name changed? Absolutely. as a K1 holder, you are eligible for a SSN.

e)-G325 a is needed for both petitioner and beneficiary ? I've seen mixed answers about this. The petitioner for AOS was the beneficiary from K1. Officially, it's not needed for the sponsor. We did one for him and sent it in, then did one for me and will take it to the interview, just in case.

f)-Do I need to wait 2 weeks before I apply for SSN? no need to wait anymore. my husband applied the Monday after arriving on a Friday night, and all went just fine.

g)- Do they hand you the marriage certificate ?Can you ask for that , than waiting it to be mailed to you? Ask this when making your appointment for your courthouse wedding.

h)-We are planning a court wedding and then a church wedding. Would the court wedding help us to receive the marriage certificate faster? If you are getting married at the courthouse, ask if you can have it that same day. We did this in Santa Barbara, Ca. We told them beforehand, and they were great about having it registered and in our hands that afternoon. A lot of times this process all takes place in the same location.

i)-Do you need to submit any proof of relationship such as wedding pictures or affidavits ? For the AOS application? no. You will need several "passport" photos though. That proof can be brought with you when you go for your interview.


K1 Visa timeline:

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

02/01/2014 - mailed our petition

07/25/2014 - Johan arrives in Los Angeles! 

*See updated timeline for specific dates.*

AOS timeline:~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

08/02/2014 - AOS, EAD, AP applications mailed. 

11/17/2014 - K2 gets an interview waiver letter in the mail (dated November 12th) (K1 has never gotten this letter)

08/24/2015 - Green cards are FINALLY in hand after nearly 13 months of waiting. 

ROC timeline: ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

05/01/2017 - ROC application sent 

05/02/2017 - CSC receives our package

05/03/2017 - Official NOA1 date

05/10/2017 - MO cashed at our bank

05/12/2017 - NOA 1 is in the mailbox.

05/20/2017 - Biometrics letter in hand

05/31/2017 - biometrics appt (Oxnard, CA)

06/19/2018 - ROC still pending with no news but that wonky glitch back in February, so we went ahead and filed for citizenship

N-400 timeline: ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

06/19/2018 - N-400 application filed online

06/20/2018 - NOA1 received online for Naturalization application

06/25/2018 - Biometrics notification online (PDF Document)

07/12/2018 - Biometrics appt (Oxnard, CA)

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Thanks for the reply. What about medical DS 3025?I didn't receive any papers from the Hospital.


This is the LORD’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes Psalm 118:23:)

Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It's splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.” 
  Anne of Green Gables.

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when you had the medical they must have discussed your jabs with you, otherwise how do they know what to write on the DS3025, the original of which will be in the envelope you handed in at POE. If you don't know/ can't remember then file anyway and you will get an RFE if you're not in date, then deal with it.

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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OP: :time: It helps everyone that uses the forum, or gets helps from the forum.

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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You have just had a medical (k-1) if you have had one within 1 year, ""NO civil surgeon, just send in your inoculation form with your AOS, and it should be fine, ours was.

You seem to have thing under control.

Nice to see you did not make the same mistake we made, "waited until after marriage to get ssn, when we went there was no such name as my wife's married name, only what she entered on .,,.,,the I-94, her entry name, and maiden name.,.,.,.,.,get to SS office soon after P.O.E.!

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, just send in your inoculation form with your AOS, and it should be fine, ours was

Yeah, but I didn't receive any inoculation forms . All I have in my hand is the brown envelope the embassy sent me.And the worst thing is it is even torn on the side of the envelope. :huh2::huh2:


This is the LORD’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes Psalm 118:23:)

Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It's splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.” 
  Anne of Green Gables.

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