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Filed: Country: Jamaica
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Now that we have finally been approved for AOS, I just thought about now I have to save every piece of paper from all activities of daily living for ROC.

:ranting: Uggh!!!

I was cleaning out luggage from our recent trip, and was about to throw things away from the trip, and then I realized that I need to save receipts, ticket stubs, boarding passes, etc...

Oh well I might as well start a dump box for everything for the next 18 months. :wacko:


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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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CONGRATULATIONS !!!

Good plan! :thumbs: That is what we did on the advice of a seasoned (and lightly-breaded) VJ veteran, we filled up a regular-sized file drawer with all of our detritus. The ROC packet we sent off in August came in just shy of four pounds of ......stuff (right!!!! :lol:)

Good luck on your immigration journey.


Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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Do the above and you'll have no lack of evidence from which to choose. :thumbs:

Some often-overlooked slam-dunk evidence: Wills, medical powers of attorney, HIPAA releases, and similar documents. These are valuable for immigration but even more crucial for life.


*** Thread moved from General Immigration Discussion forum to the ROC forum. ***


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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I didn't bother saving boarding passes, but that's me. I just submitted copies of my and his passports showing entry and exit stamps along with the associated itinerary.

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Adjustment of Status from H-1B, Family-Based
07/26/2012 - 10/18/2012: 85 Days from Application Received to GC Received.
Removal of Conditions
07/22/2014 - 11/14/2014: 116 Days from Application Received to GC Received.
Naturalization
02/03/2016 - 05/31/2016 : 119 Days from Application Received to Oath Ceremony.

I am a United States citizen!

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Japan
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I didn't bother saving boarding passes, but that's me. I just submitted copies of my and his passports showing entry and exit stamps along with the associated itinerary.

That's what I did too. To be honest, I was pretty lazy and didn't save anything over the two years. We just did taxes, printed bank statements from online, and did a picture collage with a descriptions of places under each. Also car titles, DL with the address on it and stuff like that, but nothing that was compiled over the period.

However, it would probably have saved me a lot of time if I had done a "drop box." Good luck amigo :)


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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Now that we have finally been approved for AOS, I just thought about now I have to save every piece of paper from all activities of daily living for ROC.

:ranting: Uggh!!!

I was cleaning out luggage from our recent trip, and was about to throw things away from the trip, and then I realized that I need to save receipts, ticket stubs, boarding passes, etc...

Oh well I might as well start a dump box for everything for the next 18 months. :wacko:

I can tell you from my own experience- get a box and save everything! dont throw anything away even if it may seem unimportant to you. And also get everything in both of your names also!!

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That's what I did too. To be honest, I was pretty lazy and didn't save anything over the two years. We just did taxes, printed bank statements from online, and did a picture collage with a descriptions of places under each. Also car titles, DL with the address on it and stuff like that, but nothing that was compiled over the period.

However, it would probably have saved me a lot of time if I had done a "drop box." Good luck amigo :)

Haha maybe. I compiled my packet in a day or two.


Adjustment of Status from H-1B, Family-Based
07/26/2012 - 10/18/2012: 85 Days from Application Received to GC Received.
Removal of Conditions
07/22/2014 - 11/14/2014: 116 Days from Application Received to GC Received.
Naturalization
02/03/2016 - 05/31/2016 : 119 Days from Application Received to Oath Ceremony.

I am a United States citizen!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Thailand
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That's what we did. Put a shoe box in the closet and every joint bill, card, boarding passes, pictures, bank statement etc. went in there. Sent the petition on 10/27/14, about 300 pages that took a few hours to organize, tab everything and put together an index. Maybe overkilll but, our I-129 was front loaded and the I-485 had overkill and both went through smoothly. I want to do it right and on the first time!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Australia
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You really don't need to save EVERYTHING, just representative samples... I think I sent in a copy of our church directory and our giving statements for the last two years, a newsletter or two addressed to both of us, our bank accounts, and our lease, and that was about it. We didn't HAVE any travel documentation to show because we never went anywhere!


Karen - Melbourne, Australia/John - Florida, USA

- Proposal (20 August 2000) to marriage (19 December 2004) - 4 years, 3 months, 25 days (1,578 days)

STAGE 1 - Applying for K1 (15 September 2003) to K1 Approval (13 July 2004) - 9 months, 29 days (303 days)

STAGE 2A - Arriving in US (4 Nov 2004) to AOS Application (16 April 2005) - 5 months, 13 days (164 days)

STAGE 2B - Applying for AOS to GC Approval - 9 months, 4 days (279 days)

STAGE 3 - Lifting Conditions. Filing (19 Dec 2007) to Approval (December 11 2008)

STAGE 4 - CITIZENSHIP (filing under 5-year rule - residency start date on green card Jan 11th, 2006)

*N400 filed December 15, 2011

*Interview March 12, 2012

*Oath Ceremony March 23, 2012.

ALL DONE!!!!!!!!

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Filed: Other Country: Ireland
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Hello everyone,

Back again to Visa Journey... WOW!

Hope you are all well. So, how far in advance do I need to file for the ROC and how much is it?

My conditional Green card expires in May of 2015.


K-1 Visa Journey
08/05/2011 I-129F sent
08/09/2011 I-129F recieved and signed for by C.Viella @ Lewisville, TX
08/11/2011 NOA1 email recieved
08/12/2011 Cheque cashed by USCIS
08/16/2011 NOA1 Hard Copy recieved
12/05/2011 NOA2 Email recieved: Approved
12/09/2011 NOA2 Hard Copy recieved: Approved
01/10/2012 Medical
01/24/2012 NVC received File
01/26/2012 NVC transferred to Embassy
02/06/2012 Embassy Received
02/08/2012 Packet 3 Received
02/16/2012 Packet 3 Sent back to Embassy
02/17/2012 Embassy Received
03/01/2012 Packet 4 Received
03/13/2012 Interview Date: APPROVED
04/05/2012 POE: Dublin, Ireland

Your I-129f was approved in 116 days from your NOA1 date.
Your interview took 215 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

04/25/2012 AOS sent
04/30/2012 AOS Received and signed for by CHYBA @ Chicago, IL
05/03/2012 Cheque cashed by USCIS
05/04/2012 Biometrics letter sent
05/29/2012 I-485 transferred to CSC
06/01/2012 Biometrics appointment
07/06/2012 EAD+AP Card Production (68 days)
07/14/2012 EAD+AP Card Received

04/18/2013 Filed for EAD+AP renewal
04/19/2013 Contacted Congressman
04/19/2013 RFE for form I-693
05/06/2013 RFE response under review
05/21/2013 AOS APPROVED!
05/25/2013 Green Card IN HAND!

Your AOS was approved in 392 days from your send-date.

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Hello everyone,

Back again to Visa Journey... WOW!

Hope you are all well. So, how far in advance do I need to file for the ROC and how much is it?

My conditional Green card expires in May of 2015.

Within 90 days of your expiry date in May.


Adjustment of Status from H-1B, Family-Based
07/26/2012 - 10/18/2012: 85 Days from Application Received to GC Received.
Removal of Conditions
07/22/2014 - 11/14/2014: 116 Days from Application Received to GC Received.
Naturalization
02/03/2016 - 05/31/2016 : 119 Days from Application Received to Oath Ceremony.

I am a United States citizen!

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