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I am a UK Citizen and have an E2 visa as i work for a company here in USA. I recently married a US citizen and want to change my visa to a residency visa.

Can anyone give me some advice of what forms i need to fill out to start that application process?

Thanks in advance.


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There is a guide for when you are already in the US on another visa and want to change your status based on marriage to a US citizen http://www.visajourney.com/content/i130guide2

See also the menu bar "Guides".

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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


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My husband is on an E3 from Australia so we are going through same process. The guide posted above is a great way to start.

I wish someone had told me one piece of advice way back and that is to get started on your i-693 (Medical Examination). You need to make an appointment with a civil surgeon and provide vaccination records (which in my husbands case was not possible). We ended up driving over an hour to some sketchy town in order to get an appointment soon as the closer options were booked for months.

It's a daunting process, but this forum and website are extremely helpful!

Our Timeline!

September 2012 - Met while on work experience

June 2013 - Moved in together

September 2014 - Engaged

November 2014 - Married (private courthouse wedding, plan to get married with friends/family in a few years)

3/20/15 - Mailed I-485, I-130, I-131, I-765 to USCIS via FedEx Overnight

3/23/15 - Day 0 AOS Package delivered to USCIS Chicago lockbox

3/26/15 - Day 3 Checks cashed

3/30/15 - Day 7 NOA1 e-mail for all forms

4/13/15 - Day 22 Received notice in mail for biometrics appointment
4/21/15 - Day 30 Scheduled biometrics appointment successful in Indianapolis
6/3/15 - Day 73 EAD Card in Production!!! Wooo!!!!!!
6/10/15 - Day 80 Received EAD/AP Combination card via USPS
7/10/15 - Day Interview Notification via Email (approximate date)
8/17/15 - Interview in Chicago
9/1/15 - Green Card Recieved

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