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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Kosova
Timeline

My husband needs to file his ROC the end of January, and I am in the process of gathering evidence, making copies, etc. I am worried I might have some gaps in the information.

I have:

  • Joint bank accounts for the full span of our relationship since he immigrated (plus dual debit cards)
  • Bills in my name at our Indiana address (from arrival to date of move)
  • Bills in his name at our Indiana address (from arrival to date of move)
  • Credit cards with my hubby as an authorized user (dual cards, my name on one, his name on the other)
  • Both Indiana driver licences with our shared address
  • Car insurance with my husband added as a second driver (Indiana and now California)
  • The house in Indiana in both our names
  • Homeowner's insurance in both our names
  • Health insurance in both our names in Indiana and now in California
  • The sale of our house and all supporting documents in both our names
  • Documents regarding the sale of our house mailed to our new residence in California
  • Final bills (from Indiana) sent to our new address in California
  • New joint bank account in California in addition to one old joint account transferred here
  • My new California driver licence (hubby is studying for his)
  • Photos of us doing things together with family and friends in Indiana and in California
  • Photos of us painting the room and putting down flooring in the room we are staying in here in California
  • New credit cards for my hubby with California address that we share
  • Tax transcripts for 2013 (married filed separately) and 2014 married filed jointly

We don't have a lease. We are staying with my daughter and her husband in their house (that was the room we fixed up). My husband is also in Kosovo until mid November. (I encouraged him to go now before starting a job as I doubt he could get the time off).

Questions----do I need to mention the trip to Kosovo? Is my evidence solid enough? I have a series of photos that show my husband working on the house in Indiana but I'm not in them. Include or not? Thanks in advance.


XMY93gI.jpgXMY9m5.png

AAD1m5.pngThankYouUSA-Kosova.jpg

See my Timeline for details of our visa journey
17-Aug-2011 Our Wedding Day in Kosovo heart9.gif
07-Nov-2011 Filed I-130
21-Nov-2011 NOA1
23-Aug-2012 NOA2 Approved 276 days
10-Jan-2013 Case complete via email

28-Feb-2013 Interview, result AP
11-Apr-2013 Embassy appointment - VISA APPROVED and issued in 4 hours
30-Apr-2013 POE Chicago O'Hare - He's home!

04-Sep-2014 Moved to northern California

12-Mar-2015 Filed ROC
16-Mar-2015 Documents delivered
18-Mar-2015 Check cashed
19-Mar-2015 NOA1 dated 03/16/2015 received in mail
13-Apr-2015 Biometrics completed
02-Feb-2016 Contacted USCIS about case, was told it's on hold because of security checks (email)
04-Mar-2016 Moved to Wisconsin
12-Aug-2016 New Biometrics appointment
14-Sep-2016 Contacted USCIS again about case (email said we should hear from them by Oct 6)
22-Sep-2016 Letter from USCIS dated 9/20 explaining the Service Request is currently being reviewed by an officer.
22-Sep-2016 Letter from USCIS dated 9/20 with Interview appointment for both of us for 28-Sep-2016
28-Sep-2016 Interview, both of us, separated, not hard, 10 min. each, result---said hubby will get GC in about 10 days
26-Oct-2016 *****STILL WAITING*****
02-Nov-2016 Card is being produced!!!
08-Nov-2016 Card is mailed
10-Nov-2016 Card is Delivered!!!! YAY

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Kosova
Timeline

The list looks solid to me.

Good luck to you.

Thanks! Should I include pictures that tell a story even if they don't show both of us together? Most of the time I was taking the pictures. We have enjoyed a lot of adventures, including driving across the US.


XMY93gI.jpgXMY9m5.png

AAD1m5.pngThankYouUSA-Kosova.jpg

See my Timeline for details of our visa journey
17-Aug-2011 Our Wedding Day in Kosovo heart9.gif
07-Nov-2011 Filed I-130
21-Nov-2011 NOA1
23-Aug-2012 NOA2 Approved 276 days
10-Jan-2013 Case complete via email

28-Feb-2013 Interview, result AP
11-Apr-2013 Embassy appointment - VISA APPROVED and issued in 4 hours
30-Apr-2013 POE Chicago O'Hare - He's home!

04-Sep-2014 Moved to northern California

12-Mar-2015 Filed ROC
16-Mar-2015 Documents delivered
18-Mar-2015 Check cashed
19-Mar-2015 NOA1 dated 03/16/2015 received in mail
13-Apr-2015 Biometrics completed
02-Feb-2016 Contacted USCIS about case, was told it's on hold because of security checks (email)
04-Mar-2016 Moved to Wisconsin
12-Aug-2016 New Biometrics appointment
14-Sep-2016 Contacted USCIS again about case (email said we should hear from them by Oct 6)
22-Sep-2016 Letter from USCIS dated 9/20 explaining the Service Request is currently being reviewed by an officer.
22-Sep-2016 Letter from USCIS dated 9/20 with Interview appointment for both of us for 28-Sep-2016
28-Sep-2016 Interview, both of us, separated, not hard, 10 min. each, result---said hubby will get GC in about 10 days
26-Oct-2016 *****STILL WAITING*****
02-Nov-2016 Card is being produced!!!
08-Nov-2016 Card is mailed
10-Nov-2016 Card is Delivered!!!! YAY

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  • Photos of us doing things together with family and friends in Indiana and in California

Photos of us painting the room and putting down flooring in the room we are staying in here in California

You seem to have plenty of photos to show your family lives together. But you can add more if you want.

Remember that photos are secondary evidences.

USCIS wants to see co-mingled finances evidence which you have many.

Maybe you should also get your daughter to write a letter of affidavit that both of you are currently staying in her house.


Done with K1, AOS and ROC

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it looks good.

1- I would add an affidavit by your daughter and your son in law that you both live with them + dates

2- Write a letter explain to the officer your move from Indiana to California [ make it easier for them to know your life span].


AOS

day 1 -- 04/11/2012-- package sent to Chicago

day 2 -- 04/12/2012-- package was received.

day 43-- 05/23/2012-- Notice for an interview is received for 06/26 @ 2pm

day 63-- 06/12/2012-- Received a Text & email for an update- Card production EAD/AP

day 77-- 06/26/2012-- interview / approved on the spot.

day 86-- 07/05/2012-- Received my GC in the mail.

ROC

day 1 -- 04/07/2014 -- ROC Package delivered to VSC

day 16 -- 04/23/2014 -- Walk-in Bio.

day 197 -- 10/20/2014-- Approval Letter received dated 10/16/2014

day 202 -- 10/25/2014-- GC received

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it all looks great to me.

If you have some photos of you together, I wouldn't worry about photos containing only one of you that "tell a story." The rest of your evidence is so sound that I'd keep the pictures to a minimum.

A letter from your daughter might help fill in a gap or two.

How was the house in Indiana in both names? Did you add his name to the title after you got married? Or buy it in both names while he was abroad? Anyway, if I were an immigration officer, I'd be pretty convinced if a couple bought a house and then moved in there.

I don't think the trip to Kosovo is relevant at all.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Kosova
Timeline

it all looks great to me.

If you have some photos of you together, I wouldn't worry about photos containing only one of you that "tell a story." The rest of your evidence is so sound that I'd keep the pictures to a minimum.

A letter from your daughter might help fill in a gap or two.

How was the house in Indiana in both names? Did you add his name to the title after you got married? Or buy it in both names while he was abroad? Anyway, if I were an immigration officer, I'd be pretty convinced if a couple bought a house and then moved in there.

I don't think the trip to Kosovo is relevant at all.

I added his name to the house after he immigrated because we both needed to sign papers in order to that.

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XMY93gI.jpgXMY9m5.png

AAD1m5.pngThankYouUSA-Kosova.jpg

See my Timeline for details of our visa journey
17-Aug-2011 Our Wedding Day in Kosovo heart9.gif
07-Nov-2011 Filed I-130
21-Nov-2011 NOA1
23-Aug-2012 NOA2 Approved 276 days
10-Jan-2013 Case complete via email

28-Feb-2013 Interview, result AP
11-Apr-2013 Embassy appointment - VISA APPROVED and issued in 4 hours
30-Apr-2013 POE Chicago O'Hare - He's home!

04-Sep-2014 Moved to northern California

12-Mar-2015 Filed ROC
16-Mar-2015 Documents delivered
18-Mar-2015 Check cashed
19-Mar-2015 NOA1 dated 03/16/2015 received in mail
13-Apr-2015 Biometrics completed
02-Feb-2016 Contacted USCIS about case, was told it's on hold because of security checks (email)
04-Mar-2016 Moved to Wisconsin
12-Aug-2016 New Biometrics appointment
14-Sep-2016 Contacted USCIS again about case (email said we should hear from them by Oct 6)
22-Sep-2016 Letter from USCIS dated 9/20 explaining the Service Request is currently being reviewed by an officer.
22-Sep-2016 Letter from USCIS dated 9/20 with Interview appointment for both of us for 28-Sep-2016
28-Sep-2016 Interview, both of us, separated, not hard, 10 min. each, result---said hubby will get GC in about 10 days
26-Oct-2016 *****STILL WAITING*****
02-Nov-2016 Card is being produced!!!
08-Nov-2016 Card is mailed
10-Nov-2016 Card is Delivered!!!! YAY

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