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First off, I know this type of thread has been posted many times before. I've ready quite a few of them. And I'm very confident I'm in the clear and all prepared, but to help me sleep better, I'd greatly appreciate a few comments of "Looks good" or "Hey stupid you forgot form blah blah blabbity"

Also, as we get closer to the finish line, thanks as always to the community here, (Nich is my wife's superhero of immigration). Anyway back on topic.

Here's the cover page: (Is the address right for where to send express or signed deliveries?)

ADDRESS STUFF 11/09/2014

United States Department of Homeland Security

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

P.O. Box 805887

Chicago, IL 60680-4107

Nature of the submission: I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence – Original Submission

Concurrently Filing: I-767 Form: Application for Employment Authorization

I-131 Form: Application for Travel Document/Advance Parole

To Whom It May Concern:

Enclosed please find forms I-485, I-765 and I-131 filed with supporting documents and payment. My eligibility is based on admission as the fiancé of a U.S. citizen and marriage to that citizen within 90 days of entry.

Contents include:

- Payment of $1,070 for I-485 and Biometric Service Fees

- G-1145: Form for E-notification of Application/Petition Acceptance for I-485, I-765 and I-131

- I-485 Application to Adjust Status and Supporting Documents:

• Copy of Applicant’s Passport Biographical Page and K1 Visa Page with Entry Stamp

• Copy of Applicant’s I-94 Form

• Copy of Applicant’s Birth certificate

• Certified copy of Marriage certificate

• Copy of I-797 Notice of Action: Approval Notice of Fiancee Petition

• G-325A Biographic Information for Applicant

• Two passport style photos of Applicant

• Copy of DS-3025 from UK medical for Applicant

• Form I-864: Affidavit of Support and Supporting Documents completed by Spouse/Sponser

o Copy of Federal Income Tax Return Transcript of Spouse/Sponser for 2013, 2012, and 2011.

o Letters from Spouse’s Employer and Bank

- Form I-765: Application for Employment Authorization and Supporting Documents

• Two passport style photos of Applicant

• Copy of Applicant’s Passport Biographical Page and K1 visa Page

• Copy of Applicant’s I-94 Form

- Form I-131: Application for Travel Document and Supporting Documents

• Two Passport Style photos of Applicant

• Copy of Applicant’s Passport Biographical Page and K1 Visa Page

• Copy of Applicant’s I-94 Form

• I-131 Supplement Part 7

Copies of documents submitted are exact photocopies of unaltered documents and I understand that I may be required to submit original documents to an Immigration Officer at a later date.

Thank you for your time and patience. Signed:

NAME

Applicant U.S. Citizen Spouse (Sponser)


I-129F Date: September 24th 2013
I-129F delivered (via USPS update): September 27th 2013 4:40 am
Check cashed: 10/2/2013 
NOA1 email: 10/2/2013
NOA1 hardcopy arrived: 10/7/2013

Alien registration number recieved: 10/21/2013
NOA2 email: 11/7/2013  only 37 days between NOA1 and NOA2...

NOA2 hard copy recieved: 11/12/2013
USCIS shipped I-129F approved petition to NVC: 12/9/2013
NVC receives petition: 12/17/2013

NVC ships petition to London embassy: 12/19/2013
London receives petition: 12/23/2013

CEAC marked as ready: 12/23/2013
Random CEAC status updated date: 12/27/2013

Readiness of Action form submitted: 3/11/2014 (original medical date of 3/12 delayed...)
Medical in London: 4/16/2014
Packet 4 received: 4/28/2014
Interview date: 5/12/2014 APPROVED!!! 

Enter US:  August 2014

Married:  October 2014

Adjustment of status paperwork sent:  End October 2014

Biometrics:  November 2014

Letter from USCIS telling us backlog, expecting an answer in 6 months:  Feb 2015

Interview with USCIS:  August 2015.  Agent says will be approving

Receive Greencard:  Sep 2015

File for Removing of Conditions:  7/27/17

NOA1 Letter:  Dated 8/1, receive 8/5

 

 

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WHY DID THIS POST THREE TIMES!!!!!! Wow embarrassed. Can a moderator please close 2 of the 3. Thanks


I-129F Date: September 24th 2013
I-129F delivered (via USPS update): September 27th 2013 4:40 am
Check cashed: 10/2/2013 
NOA1 email: 10/2/2013
NOA1 hardcopy arrived: 10/7/2013

Alien registration number recieved: 10/21/2013
NOA2 email: 11/7/2013  only 37 days between NOA1 and NOA2...

NOA2 hard copy recieved: 11/12/2013
USCIS shipped I-129F approved petition to NVC: 12/9/2013
NVC receives petition: 12/17/2013

NVC ships petition to London embassy: 12/19/2013
London receives petition: 12/23/2013

CEAC marked as ready: 12/23/2013
Random CEAC status updated date: 12/27/2013

Readiness of Action form submitted: 3/11/2014 (original medical date of 3/12 delayed...)
Medical in London: 4/16/2014
Packet 4 received: 4/28/2014
Interview date: 5/12/2014 APPROVED!!! 

Enter US:  August 2014

Married:  October 2014

Adjustment of status paperwork sent:  End October 2014

Biometrics:  November 2014

Letter from USCIS telling us backlog, expecting an answer in 6 months:  Feb 2015

Interview with USCIS:  August 2015.  Agent says will be approving

Receive Greencard:  Sep 2015

File for Removing of Conditions:  7/27/17

NOA1 Letter:  Dated 8/1, receive 8/5

 

 

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Germany
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I don't know anything about the AOS process, but just sayin' it's spelled "sponsor", not "sponser". ;)


Myself: US citizen; Husband: German citizen

TransferWise Invitation Link: (first wire transfer is free) https://transferwise.com/u/eec50

(B-2 Journey):

 

 

-(then fiance) H-2B work visa application terminated due to qualification difficulties in Aug. 2010.

-(then fiance) B-2 tourist visa denied due to lack of strong ties to Germany in Sept. 2010.
-Third ESTA denied due to his suspiscious visa status on Oct. 15, 2012.
-B-2 tourist visa approved on Nov. 16, 2012!

 

(IR-1 Journey):

 

 

-Extended German residence permit obtained Aug. 23, 2014. (to qualify for DCF)

-Husband's new German passport picked up Aug. 28, 2014. (Old one expires 2015)

-I-130 packet sent to Frankfurt (DCF) Aug. 29, 2014!

-NOA1 issued Sept. 9, 2014 (received Sept.13)

-RFE regarding evidence of bona fide marriage received along with NOA1

-RFE reply packet sent to Frankfurt Sept. 30, 2014

-E-mail response (NOA2) received by USCIS Frankfurt on Oct. 23, 2014 (Petition APPROVED Oct. 20!!!) :dancing:

-Paper NOA2 received in the mail Oct. 29, 2014

-Case number assigned by IV unit Oct. 30, 2014 (Received by email Nov. 3)

-Paper "Packet 3" arrived in mail Nov. 4, 2014

-DS-260 and Document Delivery Registration submitted to Frankfurt Nov. 4, 2014

-Mailed in priority date request found on Packet 3 to IV Unit Nov. 5, 2014

-IV ("Packet 3") package sent to Frankfurt Nov. 17, 2014

-Medical completed by Frankfurt panel physician Nov. 17, 2014

-Received "Packet 4" via e-mail Nov. 20, 2014

-Interview booked for Dec. 3, 2014 (booked Nov. 21, 2014 after email authorization received)
-Visa approved, issued AND picked up by the courier all within 7 hours, Dec. 3, 2014
:dance:

-Visa packet arrived in the mail Dec. 4, 2014

-Visa packet had to be returned to Frankfurt for correction on Immigrant Data Summary sheet (wrong birthplace listed) Dec. 5, 2014

-Corrected visa packet received in the mail Dec. 11, 2014

-$165 Immigrant fee paid Dec. 11, 2014

-POE (through Dublin, Ireland) Jan. 18, 2015

-Registered manually for social security Jan. 27, 2015

-Social security card arrived within 2 weeks after applying in person/green card arrived within 30 days after entering U.S.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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WHY DID THIS POST THREE TIMES!!!!!! Wow embarrassed. Can a moderator please close 2 of the 3. Thanks

Done. :)


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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Other than the spelling mistake, it looks FAB!!

(Hahaha...did I just say fab??)

It looks bloody brilliant too. :P


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: China
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First off, I know this type of thread has been posted many times before. I've ready quite a few of them. And I'm very confident I'm in the clear and all prepared, but to help me sleep better, I'd greatly appreciate a few comments of "Looks good" or "Hey stupid you forgot form blah blah blabbity"

Also, as we get closer to the finish line, thanks as always to the community here, (Nich is my wife's superhero of immigration). Anyway back on topic.

Here's the cover page: (Is the address right for where to send express or signed deliveries?)

ADDRESS STUFF 11/09/2014

United States Department of Homeland Security

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

P.O. Box 805887

Chicago, IL 60680-4107

Nature of the submission: I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence – Original Submission

Concurrently Filing: I-767 Form: Application for Employment Authorization

I-131 Form: Application for Travel Document/Advance Parole

To Whom It May Concern:

Enclosed please find forms I-485, I-765 and I-131 filed with supporting documents and payment. My eligibility is based on admission as the fiancé of a U.S. citizen and marriage to that citizen within 90 days of entry.

Contents include:

- Payment of $1,070 for I-485 and Biometric Service Fees

- G-1145: Form for E-notification of Application/Petition Acceptance for I-485, I-765 and I-131

- I-485 Application to Adjust Status and Supporting Documents:

• Copy of Applicant’s Passport Biographical Page and K1 Visa Page with Entry Stamp

• Copy of Applicant’s I-94 Form

• Copy of Applicant’s Birth certificate

• Certified copy of Marriage certificate

• Copy of I-797 Notice of Action: Approval Notice of Fiancee Petition

• G-325A Biographic Information for Applicant

• Two passport style photos of Applicant

• Copy of DS-3025 from UK medical for Applicant

• Form I-864: Affidavit of Support and Supporting Documents completed by Spouse/Sponser

o Copy of Federal Income Tax Return Transcript of Spouse/Sponser for 2013, 2012, and 2011.

o Letters from Spouse’s Employer and Bank

- Form I-765: Application for Employment Authorization and Supporting Documents

• Two passport style photos of Applicant

• Copy of Applicant’s Passport Biographical Page and K1 visa Page

• Copy of Applicant’s I-94 Form

- Form I-131: Application for Travel Document and Supporting Documents

• Two Passport Style photos of Applicant

• Copy of Applicant’s Passport Biographical Page and K1 Visa Page

• Copy of Applicant’s I-94 Form

• I-131 Supplement Part 7

Copies of documents submitted are exact photocopies of unaltered documents and I understand that I may be required to submit original documents to an Immigration Officer at a later date.

Thank you for your time and patience. Signed:

NAME

Applicant U.S. Citizen Spouse (Sponser)

USCIS

PO Box 805887

Chicago, IL 60680-4120

This is the address I am gonna file mine, I came here on a K-1 visa.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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I'm confused. Are six copies of passport photos required?

Yep. 6 photos in total; 2 for I-485, 2 for I-131, 2 for I-765...

I went to walmart but even there it's $7.44 for 2 photos, much better than CVS's $11 or whatever it is though... Maybe you could find one of those photo booths like they have back in the UK.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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First off, I know this type of thread has been posted many times before. I've ready quite a few of them. And I'm very confident I'm in the clear and all prepared, but to help me sleep better, I'd greatly appreciate a few comments of "Looks good" or "Hey stupid you forgot form blah blah blabbity"

Also, as we get closer to the finish line, thanks as always to the community here, (Nich is my wife's superhero of immigration). Anyway back on topic.

Here's the cover page: (Is the address right for where to send express or signed deliveries?)

ADDRESS STUFF 11/09/2014

United States Department of Homeland Security

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

P.O. Box 805887

Chicago, IL 60680-4107

Nature of the submission: I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence – Original Submission

Concurrently Filing: I-767 Form: Application for Employment Authorization

I-131 Form: Application for Travel Document/Advance Parole

To Whom It May Concern:

Enclosed please find forms I-485, I-765 and I-131 filed with supporting documents and payment. My eligibility is based on admission as the fiancé of a U.S. citizen and marriage to that citizen within 90 days of entry.

Contents include:

- Payment of $1,070 for I-485 and Biometric Service Fees

- G-1145: Form for E-notification of Application/Petition Acceptance for I-485, I-765 and I-131

- I-485 Application to Adjust Status and Supporting Documents:

• Copy of Applicant’s Passport Biographical Page and K1 Visa Page with Entry Stamp

• Copy of Applicant’s I-94 Form

• Copy of Applicant’s Birth certificate

• Certified copy of Marriage certificate

• Copy of I-797 Notice of Action: Approval Notice of Fiancee Petition

• G-325A Biographic Information for Applicant

• Two passport style photos of Applicant

• Copy of DS-3025 from UK medical for Applicant

• Form I-864: Affidavit of Support and Supporting Documents completed by Spouse/Sponser

o Copy of Federal Income Tax Return Transcript of Spouse/Sponser for 2013, 2012, and 2011.

o Letters from Spouse’s Employer and Bank

- Form I-765: Application for Employment Authorization and Supporting Documents

• Two passport style photos of Applicant

• Copy of Applicant’s Passport Biographical Page and K1 visa Page

• Copy of Applicant’s I-94 Form

- Form I-131: Application for Travel Document and Supporting Documents

• Two Passport Style photos of Applicant

• Copy of Applicant’s Passport Biographical Page and K1 Visa Page

• Copy of Applicant’s I-94 Form

• I-131 Supplement Part 7

Copies of documents submitted are exact photocopies of unaltered documents and I understand that I may be required to submit original documents to an Immigration Officer at a later date.

Thank you for your time and patience. Signed:

NAME

Applicant U.S. Citizen Spouse (Sponser)

Looks good, same as mine just sent, out of interest though what was your I-131 supplement? And I guess your DS-3025 from the London medical was complete and you didn't need any extra vaccines?

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Yep. 6 photos in total; 2 for I-485, 2 for I-131, 2 for I-765...

I went to walmart but even there it's $7.44 for 2 photos, much better than CVS's $11 or whatever it is though... Maybe you could find one of those photo booths like they have back in the UK.

Thanks! I appreciate the clarification! :-)

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Looks good, same as mine just sent, out of interest though what was your I-131 supplement? And I guess your DS-3025 from the London medical was complete and you didn't need any extra vaccines?

For the DS-3025, everything was filled out except for the shots that weren't age specific (blanket waivers) and it wasn't flu season. We'll see if we get an RFE. If so we'll just find a civil surgeon now that she's at least on my insurance :)

As for the supplement, we provided a letter explaining in more detail the travel for the I-131 (basically why we wanted multiple entries, and just an rough draft of when we wanted to travel) Nothing major, but I figured why not.


I-129F Date: September 24th 2013
I-129F delivered (via USPS update): September 27th 2013 4:40 am
Check cashed: 10/2/2013 
NOA1 email: 10/2/2013
NOA1 hardcopy arrived: 10/7/2013

Alien registration number recieved: 10/21/2013
NOA2 email: 11/7/2013  only 37 days between NOA1 and NOA2...

NOA2 hard copy recieved: 11/12/2013
USCIS shipped I-129F approved petition to NVC: 12/9/2013
NVC receives petition: 12/17/2013

NVC ships petition to London embassy: 12/19/2013
London receives petition: 12/23/2013

CEAC marked as ready: 12/23/2013
Random CEAC status updated date: 12/27/2013

Readiness of Action form submitted: 3/11/2014 (original medical date of 3/12 delayed...)
Medical in London: 4/16/2014
Packet 4 received: 4/28/2014
Interview date: 5/12/2014 APPROVED!!! 

Enter US:  August 2014

Married:  October 2014

Adjustment of status paperwork sent:  End October 2014

Biometrics:  November 2014

Letter from USCIS telling us backlog, expecting an answer in 6 months:  Feb 2015

Interview with USCIS:  August 2015.  Agent says will be approving

Receive Greencard:  Sep 2015

File for Removing of Conditions:  7/27/17

NOA1 Letter:  Dated 8/1, receive 8/5

 

 

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Filed: Country: Mexico
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You already sent it, so it is no biggie, but for others reading this... no supplement is needed for the I-131. You do not have to state a reason for wanting/needing AP anywhere on the form itself, or provide an extra statement either.


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Poland
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You already sent it, so it is no biggie, but for others reading this... no supplement is needed for the I-131. You do not have to state a reason for wanting/needing AP anywhere on the form itself, or provide an extra statement either.

 

are 6 photos required?

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are 6 photos required?

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It's three separate applications that can be mailed together...AOS, EAD, AP.

If you read the instructions for each of the application forms, they say to submit 2 photos with the application.

So--

AOS- 2 photos

EAD- 2 photos

AP- 2 photos

(Plus various other documentation)


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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