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Once my fiancé gets here on K1, how soon can we adjust status? I was looking to get married with the first few weeks and send right away. Is there anything we need to wait for?

Marriage certificate, unless you got yours immediately.

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ROC Timeline!

Service Center : California Service Center

NOA1 : 2017-09-01

Biometrics : 2017-09-28

 

AOS Timeline!

Marriage : 2015-01-10

AOS/EAD/AP NOA1 : 2015-01-20

Biometrics : 2015-02-17

EAD/AP Approved : 2015-03-17

EAD/AP Card Received : 2015-03-27

NPIW : 2015-06-11

AOS Approved : 2015-11-24

GC Received : 2015-12-01

 

K-1 Visa Timeline!

Service Center : Texas Service Center

Transferred? No

Consulate : Frankfurt, Germany

I-129F NOA1 : 2014-03-11

I-129F NOA2 : 2014-08-12

Consulate Received : 2014-09-15

Interview Date : 2014-11-13

Interview Result : Approved

Visa Received : 2014-11-15

US Entry : 2014-12-31

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You can marry as soon as you have the marriage license. Some States require a waiting period.

Here is your City website, it does not look like there is a waiting period but you should call and ask to be sure.

http://www.cityofrochester.gov/marriagelicense/

it also looks like you can do the service there as well.

http://www.cityofrochester.gov/marriageceremonies/

My Fiance had to produce his Passport as Identification. Best wishes and blessings for a wonderful marriage and life together!

We were married withing 5 days after arrival and sent his AOS within the first week as I had prepared everything I could in advance, so all we needed was the Marriage Certificate (Certified version) and the $1070. We asked for 4 certified copies at the same time we were getting married there.

We then remade his resume to US standards and as soon as he got a job offer were already scheduled for his Biometrics appt. and so we were able to request an Expedite of his EAD in that same week as well. He is now working and earning a living and it was the BEST decision we made to get him on his feet quickly so he feel strong and confident as an equal provider, etc.

We will have our actual Ceremony next Spring and we are just moving along wonderfully! Feeling very blessed and WAY less stressed!!! Now we can plan pour wedding and reception with clear heads and saved wages!! :dancing::thumbs::dance::yes:

Edited by Enigma23

~ Jan ??,2013 ~ Service Center ~ Vermont I-129F Packet sent

NOTE: Actual sent date unknown due to lawyer negligence - I delivered ALLForms and PAID Lawyer on Nov 7, 2012 - Lawyer kept saying he sent the packet and USCIS must have lost it. When in reality he failed to send the package and only a new copy to USCIS after I made a legal written demand giving him 10 days to perform or return ALL monies paid to him, due to "non-performance".

(IMO it's better to save your money for visits to or from your Fiancé and just fill it out yourself using the K-1 Guide on VJ and Senior Members... They Rock!!!)

 

Jan 11, 2013 ~ I-129F Packet Rec'd by USCIS aka NOA 1

Feb 13, 2013 ~ Alien Number Changed/Assigned

May 24, 2013 ~ Case Transferred from Vermont to Texas Service Center (3 E~Notices May 24, 25 and 29 Only one via U.S. Mail)

July 2, 2013 ~ RFE Notification Email and Text Rec'd

July 8, 2013 ~ RFE Hardcopy Rec'd (Requesting Signed/Original "Intent to Marry within 90 days of Arrival" letter from both parties.)

Fiance Letter of Intent template can be downloaded here: http://www.visajourney.com/examples/Fiance_Letter_of_Intent.doc

July 11, 2013 ~ Requested Evidence sent via Priority Mail to TSC

July 13, 2013 ~ USPS Notification ~ Package Delivered (a Saturday)

July 15, 2013 ~ RFE Response Rec'd by USCIS

July 18, 2013 ~ NOA2 - Petition Approved ~ No Text ~ No Email ~ Just showed up in the mail on July 22nd

Aug 6, 2013 ~ Sent to NVC

Aug 8, 2013 ~ Rec'd at NVC & Embassy specific Case Number Assigned (Call Visa Specialist at 202-485-7600 (Press 1 then 0)

Aug 12, 2013 ~ "In Transit" Status DOS Site ~ Sent Electronically Check Here: https://ceac.state.gov/CEACStatTracker/Status.aspx?

Aug 14, 2013 ~ "Ready" Status on DOS site (meaning Rec'd by Consulate/Embassy)
Sep 3, 2013 ~ Interview Date rec'd (for 2+ months later) by (Call Visa Specialist at 202-485-7600 (Press 1 then 0)
Sep 21, 2013 ~ Packet 4 Hardcopy rec'd via US Mail - Fiancee didn't receive his had to pick up a reprint at Embassy.
Nov 7, 2013 ~ Interview Date - Visa Approved!!!!
 

What to Do After Receiving NOA2 - Dominican Style!

http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/Dominican_Republic:_After_Receiving_the_NOA2

 

 

AOS Timeline

 
Sept 17, 2014 - NOA 1 for Adjustment of Status
         Oct. 13 - Job Offer received
         Oct. 14 - EAD Expedite requested
         Oct. 16 - Biometrics Taken
         Oct. 17 - Evidence/Offer letter sent
         Oct. 22 - Expedite Approved - Status changed to Card Production
         Oct. 28 - Card Mailed w/Tracking number
         Oct. 30 - EAD/AP Combo Card Rec'd!!! - Our Thanks to God!! Gracias a Dios!
 
Feb 24, 2015 - Received Notice of Potential Interview Waiver dated Feb 18,2015. - Trusting God for a super fast GC Approval!
 
June 3, 2015 - Put in a Service Request regarding EAD upcoming expiration/potential renewal.
 
June 6, 2015 - Rec'd letter stating our case was being transferred to Los Angeles Field office.
 
June 15, 2015 - AOS Approved!! No text - No email - Online Case Status still on Fingerprint Fee Rec'd
June 19, 2015 - Received "Welcome Letter" via U.S Mail <3 Gracias a Papa Dios!!!! Thank you, God!!
June 22, 2015 - Email and Text update that Cond. Perm. Res. Card had been picked up by USPS
 
June 23, 2015 - Conditional Permanent Residence Card Delivered by USPS Priority Mail - Can't wait to see Hubby's face when he checks the mailbox!!
 
 
Removal of Conditions on Status
 
March 23, 2017- Packet Overnighted Packet
March 24, 2017- Packet Delivered to USCIS
 

………..•*¨`*•. .•*¨`*•………….
Make it a great day…
Be a Blessing to someone!!!!

****
•*¨`*•. (¯`v´¯) (¯`v´¯) .•*¨`*•****
. . . ♥
•*¨`*•.¸(¯`v´¯)¸.•´*¨`*•♥ . . .
***
•*¨`*•. ….♥ •.¸.•´♥… .•*¨`*•***
………..•*¨`*•. .•*¨`*•………….
      
      
    
  

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Yes marriage certificate is the only thing that can make you wait a little bit


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---------------------------------- Pre I-130 ----------------------------------------

Feb- 25- 2009 - Met in Barcelona Spain thanks to a friend in common ???

11 visits in the next 5 years........ ????????????

Apr - 23 - 2014 - My last entry in the US to visit ✈️

Jul - 18 - 2014 - finally proposes and ask me to stay forever!!!! ❤️??

Jul- 20 - 2014 - I don't get in the flight back to Spain ( that means my ESTA will expire the next day )

Jul - 22 - 2014 - wedding ❤️??

---------------------------I-130, I-485, EAD, AP ----------------------------------

Sep- 12- 2014 - AOS sent to Chicago ?? ( delivered sept 15 )

Sep - 18 - 2014 - AOS texts/ emails received with case number ??

Sep- 19 - 2014 - checks cashed ?

Sep - 21 - 2014- hard copies of NOA received in the mail!!! ??

Sep - 26 - 2014- biometrics letter received!! Appointment for Oct 7

Sep - 30 - 2014 - succesful early walk in biometrics ??

Nov - 22 - 2014 - EAD/AP approved ?? ( 71 days )

Nov - 24 - 2014 - card in production

Dec - 1 - 2014 - card mailed ??

Dec - 3 - 2014 - Combo card received ??

Dec - 15 - 2014 - email received with interview date for Jan 15 2015! ??

Jan - 15 - 2015 - Approved!! ???? Here is our interview experience --> http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/531853-aos-interview-from-esta-approved/

Jan - 24 - 2015 - Green card received

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Thanks! We'll be getting married in Niagara Falls. I don't think there's a waiting period there either but their site is really vague. I'll have to call and ask!

EDIT- Oh wait..we'd be getting the license in Rochester. That makes more sense. Awesome- thanks for info! :) Also I hope our timeline for finding him a job goes as fast for us as it did for you! We will have our "real" ceremony in the spring too! Congrats!

You can marry as soon as you have the marriage license. Some States require a waiting period.

Here is your City website, it does not look like there is a waiting period but you should call and ask to be sure.

http://www.cityofrochester.gov/marriagelicense/

it also looks like you can do the service there as well.

http://www.cityofrochester.gov/marriageceremonies/

My Fiance had to produce his Passport as Identification. Best wishes and blessings for a wonderful marriage and life together!

We were married withing 5 days after arrival and sent his AOS within the first week as I had prepared everything I could in advance, so all we needed was the Marriage Certificate (Certified version) and the $1070. We asked for 4 certified copies at the same time we were getting married there.

We then remade his resume to US standards and as soon as he got a job offer were already scheduled for his Biometrics appt. and so we were able to request an Expedite of his EAD in that same week as well. He is now working and earning a living and it was the BEST decision we made to get him on his feet quickly so he feel strong and confident as an equal provider, etc.

We will have our actual Ceremony next Spring and we are just moving along wonderfully! Feeling very blessed and WAY less stressed!!! Now we can plan pour wedding and reception with clear heads and saved wages!! :dancing::thumbs::dance::yes:

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***** Moving from K1 to AOS from Family Visa forum as question is about that part of the process ****


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Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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Can I ask why did you get 4? Just curious. I was thinking of getting 2 just to have. They're only $10, I guess I could handle a few more! lol

You can marry as soon as you have the marriage license. Some States require a waiting period.

Here is your City website, it does not look like there is a waiting period but you should call and ask to be sure.

http://www.cityofrochester.gov/marriagelicense/

it also looks like you can do the service there as well.

http://www.cityofrochester.gov/marriageceremonies/

My Fiance had to produce his Passport as Identification. Best wishes and blessings for a wonderful marriage and life together!

We were married withing 5 days after arrival and sent his AOS within the first week as I had prepared everything I could in advance, so all we needed was the Marriage Certificate (Certified version) and the $1070. We asked for 4 certified copies at the same time we were getting married there.

We then remade his resume to US standards and as soon as he got a job offer were already scheduled for his Biometrics appt. and so we were able to request an Expedite of his EAD in that same week as well. He is now working and earning a living and it was the BEST decision we made to get him on his feet quickly so he feel strong and confident as an equal provider, etc.

We will have our actual Ceremony next Spring and we are just moving along wonderfully! Feeling very blessed and WAY less stressed!!! Now we can plan pour wedding and reception with clear heads and saved wages!! :dancing::thumbs::dance::yes:


 

 

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Can I ask why did you get 4? Just curious. I was thinking of getting 2 just to have. They're only $10, I guess I could handle a few more! lol

1 to send with AOS (because I read a few couples that they sent an RFE asking for original certified not a copy)

1 for Drivers License and getting SS#/card - same reason above some say copy is fine some ask for cert.

1 for backup and one for safe keeping-long-term-backup. lol (Umm I love to be OVER-Prepared when given the opportunity)

And awesomely enough they lady only charged me for NONE... :-D I mentioned when I asked for 4 copies... She looked stunned too so I pretty much said what I said above and mentioned immigration and wanting to avoid issues.. and voila!! 4 free certified copies!! :-D

Also be sure in your state.. here the marriage license is ONLY For the State is was issued in.

NY Says:

http://www.cityclerk.nyc.gov/html/marriage/license.shtml

Duration of the Marriage License

A New York State Marriage License is valid for 60 days (except for active military personnel, for whom the validity runs for 180 days). A Marriage License issued in New York can be used anywhere within New York State but may not be used outside New York State.


~ Jan ??,2013 ~ Service Center ~ Vermont I-129F Packet sent

NOTE: Actual sent date unknown due to lawyer negligence - I delivered ALLForms and PAID Lawyer on Nov 7, 2012 - Lawyer kept saying he sent the packet and USCIS must have lost it. When in reality he failed to send the package and only a new copy to USCIS after I made a legal written demand giving him 10 days to perform or return ALL monies paid to him, due to "non-performance".

(IMO it's better to save your money for visits to or from your Fiancé and just fill it out yourself using the K-1 Guide on VJ and Senior Members... They Rock!!!)

 

Jan 11, 2013 ~ I-129F Packet Rec'd by USCIS aka NOA 1

Feb 13, 2013 ~ Alien Number Changed/Assigned

May 24, 2013 ~ Case Transferred from Vermont to Texas Service Center (3 E~Notices May 24, 25 and 29 Only one via U.S. Mail)

July 2, 2013 ~ RFE Notification Email and Text Rec'd

July 8, 2013 ~ RFE Hardcopy Rec'd (Requesting Signed/Original "Intent to Marry within 90 days of Arrival" letter from both parties.)

Fiance Letter of Intent template can be downloaded here: http://www.visajourney.com/examples/Fiance_Letter_of_Intent.doc

July 11, 2013 ~ Requested Evidence sent via Priority Mail to TSC

July 13, 2013 ~ USPS Notification ~ Package Delivered (a Saturday)

July 15, 2013 ~ RFE Response Rec'd by USCIS

July 18, 2013 ~ NOA2 - Petition Approved ~ No Text ~ No Email ~ Just showed up in the mail on July 22nd

Aug 6, 2013 ~ Sent to NVC

Aug 8, 2013 ~ Rec'd at NVC & Embassy specific Case Number Assigned (Call Visa Specialist at 202-485-7600 (Press 1 then 0)

Aug 12, 2013 ~ "In Transit" Status DOS Site ~ Sent Electronically Check Here: https://ceac.state.gov/CEACStatTracker/Status.aspx?

Aug 14, 2013 ~ "Ready" Status on DOS site (meaning Rec'd by Consulate/Embassy)
Sep 3, 2013 ~ Interview Date rec'd (for 2+ months later) by (Call Visa Specialist at 202-485-7600 (Press 1 then 0)
Sep 21, 2013 ~ Packet 4 Hardcopy rec'd via US Mail - Fiancee didn't receive his had to pick up a reprint at Embassy.
Nov 7, 2013 ~ Interview Date - Visa Approved!!!!
 

What to Do After Receiving NOA2 - Dominican Style!

http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/Dominican_Republic:_After_Receiving_the_NOA2

 

 

AOS Timeline

 
Sept 17, 2014 - NOA 1 for Adjustment of Status
         Oct. 13 - Job Offer received
         Oct. 14 - EAD Expedite requested
         Oct. 16 - Biometrics Taken
         Oct. 17 - Evidence/Offer letter sent
         Oct. 22 - Expedite Approved - Status changed to Card Production
         Oct. 28 - Card Mailed w/Tracking number
         Oct. 30 - EAD/AP Combo Card Rec'd!!! - Our Thanks to God!! Gracias a Dios!
 
Feb 24, 2015 - Received Notice of Potential Interview Waiver dated Feb 18,2015. - Trusting God for a super fast GC Approval!
 
June 3, 2015 - Put in a Service Request regarding EAD upcoming expiration/potential renewal.
 
June 6, 2015 - Rec'd letter stating our case was being transferred to Los Angeles Field office.
 
June 15, 2015 - AOS Approved!! No text - No email - Online Case Status still on Fingerprint Fee Rec'd
June 19, 2015 - Received "Welcome Letter" via U.S Mail <3 Gracias a Papa Dios!!!! Thank you, God!!
June 22, 2015 - Email and Text update that Cond. Perm. Res. Card had been picked up by USPS
 
June 23, 2015 - Conditional Permanent Residence Card Delivered by USPS Priority Mail - Can't wait to see Hubby's face when he checks the mailbox!!
 
 
Removal of Conditions on Status
 
March 23, 2017- Packet Overnighted Packet
March 24, 2017- Packet Delivered to USCIS
 

………..•*¨`*•. .•*¨`*•………….
Make it a great day…
Be a Blessing to someone!!!!

****
•*¨`*•. (¯`v´¯) (¯`v´¯) .•*¨`*•****
. . . ♥
•*¨`*•.¸(¯`v´¯)¸.•´*¨`*•♥ . . .
***
•*¨`*•. ….♥ •.¸.•´♥… .•*¨`*•***
………..•*¨`*•. .•*¨`*•………….
      
      
    
  

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1 to send with AOS (because I read a few couples that they sent an RFE asking for original certified not a copy)

1 for Drivers License and getting SS#/card - same reason above some say copy is fine some ask for cert.

1 for backup and one for safe keeping-long-term-backup. lol (Umm I love to be OVER-Prepared when given the opportunity)

And awesomely enough they lady only charged me for NONE... :-D I mentioned when I asked for 4 copies... She looked stunned too so I pretty much said what I said above and mentioned immigration and wanting to avoid issues.. and voila!! 4 free certified copies!! :-D

Also be sure in your state.. here the marriage license is ONLY For the State is was issued in.

NY Says:

http://www.cityclerk.nyc.gov/html/marriage/license.shtml

Duration of the Marriage License

A New York State Marriage License is valid for 60 days (except for active military personnel, for whom the validity runs for 180 days). A Marriage License issued in New York can be used anywhere within New York State but may not be used outside New York State.

Hi Enigma,

It is really very to be always overprepared. I think it helps so much in your life. I am trying to be the same :-)

I am coming to US soon with K-1 visa. I have some questions. May be you can help me. I am a little confused.

So after getting married we will apply for AOS. Should we apply for Driver license and SS# separately? What forms and what papers we have to fill out for it?

Thank you so much for your answer in advance.

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I like to be overprepared too-- I'll get some extras :) Thanks for your help!

1 to send with AOS (because I read a few couples that they sent an RFE asking for original certified not a copy)

1 for Drivers License and getting SS#/card - same reason above some say copy is fine some ask for cert.

1 for backup and one for safe keeping-long-term-backup. lol (Umm I love to be OVER-Prepared when given the opportunity)

And awesomely enough they lady only charged me for NONE... :-D I mentioned when I asked for 4 copies... She looked stunned too so I pretty much said what I said above and mentioned immigration and wanting to avoid issues.. and voila!! 4 free certified copies!! :-D

Also be sure in your state.. here the marriage license is ONLY For the State is was issued in.

NY Says:

http://www.cityclerk.nyc.gov/html/marriage/license.shtml

Duration of the Marriage License
A New York State Marriage License is valid for 60 days (except for active military personnel, for whom the validity runs for 180 days). A Marriage License issued in New York can be used anywhere within New York State but may not be used outside New York State.


 

 

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Hi Green color,

You might want to start your own thread so more people can see and answer! But from what I know:

You can apply for SSN at your local city office. People generally say to wait about 10 days to show up in the system. A driver's license is a bit trickier, because it varies state to state. Most states require that you have EAD or Green Card before you can get one.

But yes, they are 2 separate things and can't be applied for together. SSN is first.

Hope this helps a little, but again, to get more answers, you can start your own thread! :)

Hi Enigma,

It is really very to be always overprepared. I think it helps so much in your life. I am trying to be the same :-)

I am coming to US soon with K-1 visa. I have some questions. May be you can help me. I am a little confused.

So after getting married we will apply for AOS. Should we apply for Driver license and SS# separately? What forms and what papers we have to fill out for it?

Thank you so much for your answer in advance.


 

 

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Once my fiancé gets here on K1, how soon can we adjust status? I was looking to get married with the first few weeks and send right away. Is there anything we need to wait for?

Hey fellow Rochesterian!

Go to city hall downtown and apply for a marriage license as soon as your fiance gets here. Have them bring their passport and birth certificate for ID. You'll need two forms of ID also - I used my birth certificate and driver's license. NYS requires a 24 hour waiting period to use your marriage license, they will tell you that when you apply. When you apply for the license, you can go upstairs right after (third floor, city clerk's office room 300A) and they'll schedule a ceremony for you. Often they can marry you the same week or the next day if you want.

OH! If you get married at city hall they will give you a certified copy of the marriage certificate immediately after the ceremony - you just have to make sure that you ask them to do that. We had no problem and were able to file AOS a few days after our marriage.

We got married at ROC city hall on 11.24 and it was a breeze. The atrium is really pretty too.

PM me if you have any other questions - looks like we're just a few weeks ahead of you in this wild process!

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