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Hi,

I will be filing my ROC in May.

So far this is all the evidence I have:

a) Joint account

b) Child together

c) life insurance with him as a beneficiary. I believe I am on his as well.

d) Medical and car insurance together

e) Former rental lease together. Currently the house we bought is in my name. We couldn't borrow together because we didn't qualify for a better loan together. So we decided to qualify on my own.

f) some ulities are in my name while others are in his.

g) Tax return filed separately in 2013, joint this year.

Is there anything else I should add for good measure?

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Do you have joined house insurance ? It would be good evidence.

For our RFE they requested 3 years of tax transcripts. They didn't accept tax copies we initially mailed.


ROC VSC mailed 5/7/14

NOA1 5/9

Check cashed 5/14

Biometrics current

RFE dated 12/18

RFE mailed 1/20

Approved 2/2 ! ( letter came from the local office)

Card received 2/17/15 !!!!

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Wills, medical powers of attorney, and similar documents.


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01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.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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Be sure the evidence spans the length of marriage.

I would include tax transcripts for 2012, 2013 and 2014. If you send just the tax returns and not transcript, it seems they want to see W2s as well.

Good luck!

Hi,

I will be filing my ROC in May.

So far this is all the evidence I have:

a) Joint account

b) Child together

c) life insurance with him as a beneficiary. I believe I am on his as well.

d) Medical and car insurance together

e) Former rental lease together. Currently the house we bought is in my name. We couldn't borrow together because we didn't qualify for a better loan together. So we decided to qualify on my own.

f) some ulities are in my name while others are in his.

g) Tax return filed separately in 2013, joint this year.

Is there anything else I should add for good measure?

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Thanks!

we got married in 2013 though? We got married in January of 2013 so 2012 was filed single by both of us since we were single in 2012?

Also how do I get tax transcripts?

All that evidence does spread through 2 years. we have pictures of trips taken together mostly of our daughter though ( probably a ratio of 1000 pics of her for every 2 pics of us). Home insurance is in my name. Somehow the agent didn't want to make it out to both of us? I was in a rush and didn't argue the point. Can I add him to the insurance? I know another company was willing to do it but we didn't go with them. We have a gym membership together for which we had to show marriage certificate to get family deal. Would that work as well?

How do I make a will? Just write something on a piece of paper or is there a process to it? Don't seem to get much headway on the internet with regards to that.

Or setup medical powers of attorney? I kind of assumed since we are married he had that power of attorney by default?

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How do I make a will? Just write something on a piece of paper or is there a process to it? Don't seem to get much headway on the internet with regards to that.

Or setup medical powers of attorney? I kind of assumed since we are married he had that power of attorney by default?

Google "will templates Georgia" or similar. (If you're in Georgia.)

There are some create-your-own-will sites that prompt you with questions. The fees are usually not unreasonable. In addition, you can try sites like nolo.com, legalzoom.com, or other legal-help sites.

Call around to nearby attorneys to learn what they charge to create wills and the ancillary documents (medical PoA, et al.) for both of you.

Some states require notarization of your signatures, in front of witnesses.

I wouldn't put this off and would consider it to be a high priority, because these documents are even more valuable to have in "life" than they are for ROC purposes. The crucial thing is that these documents be valid in your state of residence (if you ever move to a different state, promptly consult an attorney to learn if your existing wills are still valid there).


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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Google "will templates Georgia" or similar. (If you're in Georgia.)

There are some create-your-own-will sites that prompt you with questions. The fees are usually not unreasonable. In addition, you can try sites like nolo.com, legalzoom.com, or other legal-help sites.

Call around to nearby attorneys to learn what they charge to create wills and the ancillary documents (medical PoA, et al.) for both of you.

Some states require notarization of your signatures, in front of witnesses.

I wouldn't put this off and would consider it to be a high priority, because these documents are even more valuable to have in "life" than they are for ROC purposes. The crucial thing is that these documents be valid in your state of residence (if you ever move to a different state, promptly consult an attorney to learn if your existing wills are still valid there).

I didn't realize nolo.com is a legit site. Good to know. Thanks.

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Well I have the mortgage in my name only . Our lease from the apartment and house we lived in together was on both our names.

We couldn't get a decent loan and rate with joint so the house is in my name alone but we share utilities.

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Is the house deed's in both names? If it is then both names can both can be on home owners insurance.

Just an FYI, you can have both names on the house deeds and then just the person with the best credit on the mortgage.


Timeline:

Dec 31st 2011- I-129F sent
Jan 9th 2012- NOA1
May 14th 2012- NOA2 - 126 days no RFE's
June 6th 2012- NVC Received
June 19th 2012- Medical Exam.
June 20th 2012- NVC left
July 6th 2012- Packet 3 received
July 6th 2012- Packet 3 sent. Visa Fee paid.
August 2nd 2012- INTERVIEW- APPROVED
August 10th 2012- Visas received
August 21st 2012- P.O.E Boston!

September 11th 2012- Applied for SSN.
September 16th 2012- MARRIED!!!
September 17th 2012- Received SSN.
October 26th 2012- Sent off AOS forms.

October 30th 2012- Received AOS forms.
November 13th 2012- Received text/emails for AOS, EAP & AP.
November 19th 2012- Received written confirmation for AOS & AP.
December 6th 2012- Biometrics Appt.
December 29th 2012- second Biometric Appt (first lot of fingerprints couldn't be read)
January 16th 2013- EAD and AP card issued.
January 26th 2013- Card received in mail.

May 29th 2013- Sevice request, as outside of processing times.

June 25th 2013- Green card/EAD stamp received in passport. Green card production ordered!

July 5th 2013- Green card arrives :)

August 22nd 2014- Daughter Born!

April 17th 2015- I-751 Sent.

April 20th 2015- NOA 1

June 2nd 2015- Biometrics Appt.

February 2nd 2016- I-751 APPROVED!

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