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Another one of those "is this enough", threads - hopefully you all don't mind! I'm hoping to apply next week and have been putting together our evidence. This is what I have so far:

Paperwork:

  • Green card copy
  • Form I-751

Proof of Marriage by assets/bills/etc:

  • New Insurance Policies, with both names (car, renters, etc)
  • Previous Insurance policies, in my husband's name but with our address. The car insurance has both our names as drivers. I have a few copies of each from various points in time from between when I moved down and the present.
  • Renewed Lease Agreement, digitally signed, with both of us on it.
  • Original Lease Agreement.
  • IRS Tax Return Transcript from 2013, filed jointly.
  • Water bills for our current apartment, in my name. Three copies from move in, early this year, and last bill.
  • Energy bill for our current apartment, in my husbands name. Three copies again.
  • A printout from Google of my husband's Google Voice number, as it's the number I most frequently call.
  • Three copies of our mobile phone bills (no landline), with both our numbers, and listings of the calls for those months showing that we've called each other.
  • Proof of jointly owned bank accounts (power of attorney).
  • Our joint savings account on my account, with my husband making deposits noted. Goes back to January 2014.
  • Benefits from my husbands work showing that I am his beneficiary.
  • Benefits from my work showing that he is my beneficiary, as well as a formal letter from HR noting this.
  • Reciepts from a large furniture purchase, split by both of us.
  • Joint Amazon Prime account.
  • Joint Costco membership.

The more fun stuff:

  • Receipt for upcoming flight for Thansgiving, in both names.
  • Invoice for upcoming cruise to the caribbean, in both names. Deposit made.
  • Plane tickets to portland and calgary, one for each of us.
  • Hotel reservation for 2 in portland, in my name.
  • Hotel reservation for 2 in banff, in my husbands name.
  • Several photos from over the time of our marriage (nine in total).

There's a few more things I'm hoping to get, including proof of ongoing coverage for my husband's benefits. I wanted proof of our joint credit card, but I'm having a hard time getting the correct letter from my CU. I have a letter stating that we have credit card with them, with the last 4 digits, but it doesn't say that it's a joint card so I'm not sure that this will be sufficient. We've just started the process of investing our money, so hopefully I'll be able to get proof of that this week. We can't find our previous lease agreement (only there a few months), but it was filed with our AoS. Does this sound like sufficient evidence? Thanks!


Engaged on 2010-12-18!

K-1 Visa 7.9 Months
Filed: 2011-10-24 ... NOA1: 2011-10-25 ... NOA2: 2012-03-13 ... Interview: 2012-06-21

Visa Received: 2012-06-27 ... USA Entry: 2012-09-03 ... Marriage: 2012-10-07

Adjustment of Status 2.7 Months

Filed: 2012-11-15 ... NOA: 2012-11-19 ... Biometrics: 2012-12-19

EAD Received: 2013-01-26 ... Interview: 2013-02-06

Removal of Conditions 5.2 Months

Filed: 2014-11-10 ... NOA: N/A ... Biometrics: 2014-12-04 ... I-551: 2014-12-23

Card Production: 2015-04-16 ... Card Received: 2015-04-24

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WOW!

Looks like you've got things covered. Fun stuff indeed ..

I don't have to file until January 2015, but reviewed the USCIS form & instructions http://www.uscis.gov/i-751

And of course, looked over what VJ has http://www.visajourney.com/content/751guide

So yeah, looks like you've got things covered.

Cheers to ya!


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AOS: 2012-12-28
NOA's x 2: 2012-01-04
Bio App: 2012-02-05 (Honolulu, HAWAII)
Upcoming AOS Interview (March 21) RESCHEDULED between March 28 - June 6
EAD/AP combo card: 2013-03-15
AOS interview: APRIL 16th approved
Green Card: April 25th 2013 - 2015

ROC: 2015-Jan-20
NOA: 2015-Jan-27

BIO Appt: 2015-Feb-24

Approved: 2015-May-26

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just make sure to include bank statements that covers the entire marriage not only last ones.


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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You package looks pretty good. You shouldn't have to worry about anything.


11/03/2011 ~ We got married heart.gif in Toender, Denmarkheart.gif

02/09/2012 ~ Arrived in the US ~ Port of entry Dallas Forth Worth, TX

03/02/2012 ~ Received Welcome Letter

03/14/2012 ~ Received Green Card in the Mail

11/18/2013 ~ Mailed I-751 Removal of conditions

11/22/2013 ~ Check cashed

11/25/2013 ~ NOA 1 receipt date 11/20/2013

12/02/2013 ~ Biometrics appointment 12/26/2013

12/26/2013 ~ Biometrics appointment done

09/12/2014~ Approved - Card in Productioin

09/15/2014~ Letter of approval received

09/20/2014~ Card received....yipiiiiieeeee

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just make sure to include bank statements that covers the entire marriage not only last ones.

This last year is pretty much all I have, unfortunately. I didn't see any deposits from him last year and I didn't use our joint credit card much (it doesn't show my name on it anyway). :( Unless there's another reason to include older statements.

I'm glad it sounds good otherwise.

Edited by zentaco

Engaged on 2010-12-18!

K-1 Visa 7.9 Months
Filed: 2011-10-24 ... NOA1: 2011-10-25 ... NOA2: 2012-03-13 ... Interview: 2012-06-21

Visa Received: 2012-06-27 ... USA Entry: 2012-09-03 ... Marriage: 2012-10-07

Adjustment of Status 2.7 Months

Filed: 2012-11-15 ... NOA: 2012-11-19 ... Biometrics: 2012-12-19

EAD Received: 2013-01-26 ... Interview: 2013-02-06

Removal of Conditions 5.2 Months

Filed: 2014-11-10 ... NOA: N/A ... Biometrics: 2014-12-04 ... I-551: 2014-12-23

Card Production: 2015-04-16 ... Card Received: 2015-04-24

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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That's a lot of evidence.

Remember, too, that wills, medical powers of attorney, HIPAA releases, and similar documents not only make great evidence, but are crucial to have in your lives outside of immigration needs.


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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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Poland
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This last year is pretty much all I have, unfortunately. I didn't see any deposits from him last year and I didn't use our joint credit card much (it doesn't show my name on it anyway). :( Unless there's another reason to include older statements.

I'm glad it sounds good otherwise.

Just like everyone said, you have lot of evidence...really more than enough and you will be fine! :wow:

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That's a lot of evidence.

Remember, too, that wills, medical powers of attorney, HIPAA releases, and similar documents not only make great evidence, but are crucial to have in your lives outside of immigration needs.

True - we actually have Advance Health Care Directive forms filled out, but we still need to notorize them. Might be good to do that this week and use them as evidence. Just not sure if it looks weird doing things like that right before filing. We've been busy getting a lot of stuff done recently, though. No wills yet, but it's been in the radar (we saw a financial advisor recently and he gave us a list of stuff we ought to do).

Edited by zentaco

Engaged on 2010-12-18!

K-1 Visa 7.9 Months
Filed: 2011-10-24 ... NOA1: 2011-10-25 ... NOA2: 2012-03-13 ... Interview: 2012-06-21

Visa Received: 2012-06-27 ... USA Entry: 2012-09-03 ... Marriage: 2012-10-07

Adjustment of Status 2.7 Months

Filed: 2012-11-15 ... NOA: 2012-11-19 ... Biometrics: 2012-12-19

EAD Received: 2013-01-26 ... Interview: 2013-02-06

Removal of Conditions 5.2 Months

Filed: 2014-11-10 ... NOA: N/A ... Biometrics: 2014-12-04 ... I-551: 2014-12-23

Card Production: 2015-04-16 ... Card Received: 2015-04-24

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Great trove of evidence; very similar to what we submitted to remove conditions for my wife and stepson. We also included affidavits from a couple of friends and family regarding their knowledge of our life together as a couple (overkill, perhaps, but we have always liked to make it EASY for the government reviewer). The coolest addition to the package: a copy of my wife's ultrasound ... she was pregnant with our baby boy when we started the process. :)

It should be smooth sailing for you. Good luck!

Joe

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