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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Spain
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Hi everyone!

This is my first post in the forum. I've been reading and re-reading entire topics non stop for over a week and thanks to that I believe me and my wife are ready to file for AOS. This is an AMAZING community and couldn't be more thankful to have found all of you who share your experience and stories. :)

Here is ours:

We had been having a long distance relationship. I'm from Spain and my last visit to my then girlfriend (US born citizen) was at the end of August (2014) under the Visa Waiver Program (ESTA).
My return ticket to Spain was for yesterday, 10th of November, but I didn't leave the country because, last week, my girlfriend proposed and we got married a few days after that in a very intimate ceremony. Things were/are going amazingly well between us, so she brought up marriage and I said ¡YES! :wub:
I want to be clear saying that we didn't plan it, there was no preconceived intent whatsoever. I was going to go back to my country where I had my job and different work projects, family, my apartment... We have read so many posts about preconceived intent that we got scared! We were actually considering applying for the fiancee visa after I had returned to Spain but the wedding was literally on the spur of the moment and though the legal process is a bit tricky, we have NO regrets because we have never been happier.

So, we have been doing tons and tons of research and thanks to this amazing community we have learnt A LOT. We had a couple of consultations with lawyers but found them very shady and crazy expensive, so we decided to go ahead and do the forms ourselves.

We are filing the following forms: i130 and i485, i765, i864, i693, G1145 and two G325A.

Is that all we need? Anything missing?

I already took my medical exam and currently waiting for the results. My parents couldn't find my vaccine records in Spain so I got 3 injections, flu, rubeola, tetanus, and then the TB test and blood sample.

We have some questions/confusion that hope you guys can help us with:

1- I have the paper version of the i94 document that they gave me on the plane when I came over in August, but they didn't stamp it AND, the admission number is different from the digital version. So, my question here is, which admission number has priority? Which one should I include in the forms that ask for it?

2- Regarding form i485:
* Do I need the i485 supplement? I have read a lot but am still confused about this one!
* Part 1"Current USCIS Status" Would this be VWP? VIsitor? ESTA?
* Part 2 of the questionnaire is confusing to us. Would it be A? We are very confused about this one!
* Part 3-A Question "Were you inspected by a US Immigration Officer?". At the airport, I went through passport control and got my stamp by an officer, everything went smoothly. Is this considered being inspected?
Also, "nonimmigrant visa number" and "consulate where visa was issued". Since I came over under the VWP, should I type N/A? Last here is that my wife is NOT applying with me, right? that application refers to AOS, so the answer would be NO.

3- Regarding form G-325A
* Couldn’t find instructions for this form so I’m confused about the N/A. “none” or “leave blank” conundrum. Which do you recommend? I have no middle name, no US social security number…
* About applicant’s employment last five years: I had a job in Spain but since I decided to stay here in the US, I quit that job. Should I say NONE then?

4- Regarding form i-765
* First question we have is, is sending this form worth it? We have read many experiences where people have applied for the work permit and it has been granted just a month or days before getting their Green Card…which seems to us like a waste of money since the form is $380. Any recent experiences? We also read that if you file the i765 along with the i485, there is no fee for it. Is that right? We couldn’t verify that information with official sources.
* 15: Current immigration status: is VWP in my case? visitor? visitor VWP? My VWP expires on the 21st of November so I hope to file the papers before that date to avoid overstaying my VWP.
* 16: is C9 the right answer in my case?

5- Regarding form i-130
* C14: again, visitor? VWP? and about the i94 record, should I write the number on the paper or digital version?
* C19: “Your relative’s address abroad”. Well, I do live in the US, technically and physically, and my parents helped me move all my stuff from my apartment in Spain, so I guess I have N/A address abroad, am I right? Do they want my parents address by any chance?
* C22: local USCIS office, right?

That is all :blush:.

Thank you so very much in advance!! :thumbs:

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Congrats on the wedding!!!

Follow this link to a ton of information specific to your case: http://www.visajourney.com/content/i130guide2

this will save you a lot of time and may answer some of your questions, or questions you had not though about.

More to the point, regarding the questions you posted:

1- I have the paper version of the i94 document that they gave me on the plane when I came over in August, but they didn't stamp it AND, the admission number is different from the digital version. So, my question here is, which admission number has priority? Which one should I include in the forms that ask for it?

---> Use the digital version.

2- Regarding form i485:
* Do I need the i485 supplement? I have read a lot but am still confused about this one! ---> no.

* Part 1"Current USCIS Status" Would this be VWP? VIsitor? ESTA? ---> visitor
* Part 2 of the questionnaire is confusing to us. Would it be A? We are very confused about this one! ---> A (the I-130 is your immigrant petition)
* Part 3-A Question "Were you inspected by a US Immigration Officer?". At the airport, I went through passport control and got my stamp by an officer, everything went smoothly. Is this considered being inspected? --->answer YES
Also, "nonimmigrant visa number" and "consulate where visa was issued". Since I came over under the VWP, should I type N/A? Last here is that my wife is NOT applying with me, right? that application refers to AOS, so the answer would be NO. ---> Enter your ESTA number under 'Visa Number' , n/a under consulate.

3- Regarding form G-325A
* Couldn’t find instructions for this form so I’m confused about the N/A. “none” or “leave blank” conundrum. Which do you recommend? I have no middle name, no US social security number… ---> Leave middle name blank. Enter 'none; for SSN and N/A for any field that does not apply.
* About applicant’s employment last five years: I had a job in Spain but since I decided to stay here in the US, I quit that job. Should I say NONE then? ---> list all your employment history for the last 5 years, even if outside the US.

4- Regarding form i-765
* First question we have is, is sending this form worth it? We have read many experiences where people have applied for the work permit and it has been granted just a month or days before getting their Green Card…which seems to us like a waste of money since the form is $380. Any recent experiences? We also read that if you file the i765 along with the i485, there is no fee for it. Is that right? We couldn’t verify that information with official sources. ---> I'd send it. There is no fee and this will have you covered in case a good job comes by unexpectedly.
* 15: Current immigration status: is VWP in my case? visitor? visitor VWP? My VWP expires on the 21st of November so I hope to file the papers before that date to avoid overstaying my VWP. ----> visitor.
* 16: is C9 the right answer in my case?

5- Regarding form i-130
* C14: again, visitor? VWP? and about the i94 record, should I write the number on the paper or digital version?
* C19: “Your relative’s address abroad”. Well, I do live in the US, technically and physically, and my parents helped me move all my stuff from my apartment in Spain, so I guess I have N/A address abroad, am I right? Do they want my parents address by any chance?
* C22: local USCIS office, right?

Hi everyone!

This is my first post in the forum. I've been reading and re-reading entire topics non stop for over a week and thanks to that I believe me and my wife are ready to file for AOS. This is an AMAZING community and couldn't be more thankful to have found all of you who share your experience and stories. :)

Here is ours:

We had been having a long distance relationship. I'm from Spain and my last visit to my then girlfriend (US born citizen) was at the end of August (2014) under the Visa Waiver Program (ESTA).
My return ticket to Spain was for yesterday, 10th of November, but I didn't leave the country because, last week, my girlfriend proposed and we got married a few days after that in a very intimate ceremony. Things were/are going amazingly well between us, so she brought up marriage and I said ¡YES! :wub:
I want to be clear saying that we didn't plan it, there was no preconceived intent whatsoever. I was going to go back to my country where I had my job and different work projects, family, my apartment... We have read so many posts about preconceived intent that we got scared! We were actually considering applying for the fiancee visa after I had returned to Spain but the wedding was literally on the spur of the moment and though the legal process is a bit tricky, we have NO regrets because we have never been happier.

So, we have been doing tons and tons of research and thanks to this amazing community we have learnt A LOT. We had a couple of consultations with lawyers but found them very shady and crazy expensive, so we decided to go ahead and do the forms ourselves.

We are filing the following forms: i130 and i485, i765, i864, i693, G1145 and two G325A.

Is that all we need? Anything missing?

I already took my medical exam and currently waiting for the results. My parents couldn't find my vaccine records in Spain so I got 3 injections, flu, rubeola, tetanus, and then the TB test and blood sample.

We have some questions/confusion that hope you guys can help us with:

1- I have the paper version of the i94 document that they gave me on the plane when I came over in August, but they didn't stamp it AND, the admission number is different from the digital version. So, my question here is, which admission number has priority? Which one should I include in the forms that ask for it?

2- Regarding form i485:
* Do I need the i485 supplement? I have read a lot but am still confused about this one!
* Part 1"Current USCIS Status" Would this be VWP? VIsitor? ESTA?
* Part 2 of the questionnaire is confusing to us. Would it be A? We are very confused about this one!
* Part 3-A Question "Were you inspected by a US Immigration Officer?". At the airport, I went through passport control and got my stamp by an officer, everything went smoothly. Is this considered being inspected?
Also, "nonimmigrant visa number" and "consulate where visa was issued". Since I came over under the VWP, should I type N/A? Last here is that my wife is NOT applying with me, right? that application refers to AOS, so the answer would be NO.

3- Regarding form G-325A
* Couldn’t find instructions for this form so I’m confused about the N/A. “none” or “leave blank” conundrum. Which do you recommend? I have no middle name, no US social security number…
* About applicant’s employment last five years: I had a job in Spain but since I decided to stay here in the US, I quit that job. Should I say NONE then?

4- Regarding form i-765
* First question we have is, is sending this form worth it? We have read many experiences where people have applied for the work permit and it has been granted just a month or days before getting their Green Card…which seems to us like a waste of money since the form is $380. Any recent experiences? We also read that if you file the i765 along with the i485, there is no fee for it. Is that right? We couldn’t verify that information with official sources.
* 15: Current immigration status: is VWP in my case? visitor? visitor VWP? My VWP expires on the 21st of November so I hope to file the papers before that date to avoid overstaying my VWP.
* 16: is C9 the right answer in my case?

5- Regarding form i-130
* C14: again, visitor? VWP? and about the i94 record, should I write the number on the paper or digital version?
* C19: “Your relative’s address abroad”. Well, I do live in the US, technically and physically, and my parents helped me move all my stuff from my apartment in Spain, so I guess I have N/A address abroad, am I right? Do they want my parents address by any chance?
* C22: local USCIS office, right?

That is all :blush:.

Thank you so very much in advance!! :thumbs:

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It has been sometime since I filled in the forms but I would think that many of the questions are covered in the guides or have been answered recently.

The I94 is now on line. You would need to print it off. I have seen a few cases where the stamp etc has been wrong.

Inspected means like what you want through as opposed to sneaking in without inspection.


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Thank you so much for your help, guys!

Could anybody help me with the last questions, please? John was super kind to me but you can only edit a post for so long so his last answers were missed out.

Regarding form i765

16: is C9 the right answer in my case?

5- Regarding form i-130
* C14: again, visitor? VWP? and about the i94 record, should I write the number on the paper or digital version?
* C19: “Your relative’s address abroad”. Well, I do live in the US, technically and physically, and my parents helped me move all my stuff from my apartment in Spain, so I guess I have N/A address abroad, am I right? Do they want my parents address by any chance?
* C22: local USCIS office, right?

Thanks a million. I'm working right now compiling our evidence for bona fide marriage :)

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Thank you so much for your help, guys!

Could anybody help me with the last questions, please? John was super kind to me but you can only edit a post for so long so his last answers were missed out.

Regarding form i765

16: is C9 the right answer in my case?

5- Regarding form i-130

* C14: again, visitor? VWP? and about the i94 record, should I write the number on the paper or digital version?

* C19: “Your relative’s address abroad”. Well, I do live in the US, technically and physically, and my parents helped me move all my stuff from my apartment in Spain, so I guess I have N/A address abroad, am I right? Do they want my parents address by any chance?

* C22: local USCIS office, right?

Thanks a million. I'm working right now compiling our evidence for bona fide marriage :)

I-765 would be C ( 9) as an adjustment applicant based on the I-485

I-130

C14: VWP, I would go with digital version of I-94 record.

C19: Put N/A since you are in US now

C22: use this https://egov.uscis.gov/crisgwi/go?action=offices.type&OfficeLocator.office_type=LO

to find your local office.


Done with K1, AOS and ROC

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I am in a similar situation although I'm from the UK i came under the VWP and have seen the replies on this and will be applying also while I'm here we got married back in September and I am just gathering evidence and trying to figure out how to fill the same questions, So i would like to say thank you very much to all those that have answered your answers have also helped me in filling my forms.


12/24/2014.................forms i130, i485, i765, i131 mailed via usps12/26/2014.................forms delivered01/05/2015.................NOA1 for all forms wth 26th dec as priority date01/24/2015.................bio apt received for 02/0601/26/2015................. walk in bio failed, supervisor said that the office is way to busy to come back closer to my apt date02/06/2015................. completed biometrics02/11/2015.................Aos status update 'case is ready to be scheduled for an interview'<p>02/24/2015................EAD updated to 'card in production' AP updated to case approved

09/17/2015....... interview scheduled for OCT 21st.

10/21/2015....... attended interview, approved on the spot, also received updates on case status.

10/23/2015...... green card mailed

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Thanks a lot, Merrytooth! I really appreciate your help :D

Just got back from the doctor, everything is ok with me. Got my sealed envelope!

Now onto the next thing! I'm gonna print out the final versions of the forms (I worked on drafts before) and start working on the cover letter.

Good luck, Mayfield. It's a bit of a tedious process but it is definitely doable, especially with the help that you are gonna find here. This place is awesome :)

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Hello again :)

We are getting ready to file our case in the next couple of days but we are a bit confused about form i-864, particularly section 6.

My wife is my sponsor and her current income is different to what her tax returns for recent years show because she was married before and filed her taxes jointly with her then husband.

This is the confusing part: "My total income (adjusted gross income on IRS Form 1040EZ) as reported on my Federal tax returns for the most recent 3 years was: "

Any ideas?

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I already took my medical exam and currently waiting for the results. My parents couldn't find my vaccine records in Spain so I got 3 injections, flu, rubeola, tetanus, and then the TB test and blood sample.

From USCIS http://www.uscis.gov/news/questions-and-answers/vaccination-requirements: Under the immigration laws of the United States, a foreign national who applies for an immigrant visa abroad, or who seeks to adjust status to a permanent resident while in the United States, is required to receive vaccinations to prevent the following diseases:

  • Mumps
  • Measles
  • Rubella
  • Polio
  • Tetanus and Diphtheria Toxoids
  • Pertussis
  • Haemophilus influenzae type B
  • Hepatitis B

If you have not got you vaccination records you need all of these done


05-25-2017: Sent I-751 Lifting Conditions package (5 Pounds!) to VSC
06-02-2017: Check cashed

06-05-2017: Received NOA/Extension letter dated 05-30

06-07-2018: Green card produced (ROC Approved)

For my full timeline of K1, AOS and ROC click here!
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