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Proof of Marriage to submit with AOS packet

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Hi all!

My husband and I (man it feels good to type that! :) ) just received our marriage certificate. We decided to go with a civil ceremony to save money and then do a bigger wedding this summer when we've recovered somewhat from all these immigration and moving expenses.

We've filled our all the forms for the AOS packet, but I am not sure how much evidence we have to prove we are joyfully married other than pictures of the civil ceremony,the marriage certficate and maybe our joined lease? What else should I include?

This isn't like the initial steps of the K1 right? Do we need a bucket load of proof to show we're married? thanks all!


All that we are and all that will be we dedicate to the One who brought us together

Timeline:

K-1 Journey:

Petition sent: 03/27/2014

Interview date!!! 10/06/2014

AOS:

Packet received at Chicago Lockbox: 2/2/2015

EAD approved! 2/26/2015

AP approved! 2/26/2015

Green card received!! 09/24/2015

ROC: 

I-751 sent off to CSC: 7/25/2017

NOA1: 7/27/2017

Filed Inquiry into Biometrics status: 9/18/2017

10 Year Green Card Approved!!! 10/22/2018

 

Next Stop, Citizenship! 

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Your marriage certificate alone would likely be more than enough with a copy of your I-94. At this point you're just proving you got married in the 90 day window. The bigger proof of a valid marriage will come at your Removal of Conditions application. Its never too early to begin saving up proof of commingling of finances, trips together, photos, for the ROC application.


K1 from the Philippines
Arrival : 2011-09-08
Married : 2011-10-15
AOS
Date Card Received : 2012-07-13
EAD
Date Card Received : 2012-02-04

Sent ROC : 4-1-2014
Noa1 : 4-2-2014
Bio Complete : 4-18-2014
Approved : 6-24-2014

N-400 sent 2-13-2016
Bio Complete 3-14-2016
Interview
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You can submit whatever evidence you have. They are aware that recently married persons who came in on a K1, won't have much evidence if any at all. That is why they give a 2 year conditional GC and you have to do ROC.

Once you get the SSN and EAD/AP you can start getting joint accounts/bills, property, etc. You accumulate this evidence and whatever you have up to point of the AOS interview if you get one, you can show. Then you accumulate more evidence to show for the ROC later on.

The crucial thing is that you get legally married within the 90 days and of course submit that proof with the AOS. Good luck.


This does not constitute legal advice.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
Timeline

In addition to the good advice above: Wills, medical powers of attorney, HIPAA releases, and similar documents are excellent evidence for ROC later. Even more important, they're crucial for your overall lives.


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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