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I'm not a regular poster but I have received good advice in the past. We're filling out the paperwork for ROC on my husband's 2-year GC. I feel like my list of evidence is too thin, but I could just be over thinking things. Quick back story: We live with my family, and have the entire time we've been married, so we don't have a lease agreement or utilities in our names. We have a joint bank account, though it doesn't really have much in it ($500 or so). My paycheck goes into the bank account I've had since like 3rd grade, and I'll occasionally deposit $$ into our joint account for things. We don't have any joint credit cards (debit for everything, husband prefers actual cash). Hubs isn't currently working (though he has in the past and his paychecks went into the joint account) so all bills are paid from my account. Neither of us have a car (we live in a city with good public transit so it is not needed), husband doesn't even have a license. No children and none on the way. We're basically working as hard as we can so we can save for a down payment on a home.

Here's what we do have:

1. Income tax transcripts (married filing jointly) 2012-2014

2. Affadavit from my parents that we have lived with them since we were married

3. Health/dental insurance--husband is covered by my work policy (is it better to send copies of the card or is a printout from my benefits page ok?)

4. Husband is primary beneficiary for my life insurance policy

5. Certificate of completion for pre-cana marriage counseling (we had a Catholic wedding ceremony 18 months after our legal ceremony)

6. Photos

Is this too thin? I feel like at this point I can't really do anything to change the whole banking stuff, but is there something simple I'm missing that can be included?

Thanks for your help!

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Driver licenses' copies

Car titles

Auto insurance polocies

Wills

Medical Power of Attorney

With your content above, RFE and/or interview is expected. Good luck.


N400

12/06/2014: Package filed

12/31/2014: Fingerprinted

02/06/2015: In-Line for Interview

04/15/2015: Passed Interview

05/05/2015: Oath letter was sent

05/22/2015: Oath Ceremony

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Grr, that's what I'm afraid of. Neither of us have wills/medical POA but we can have them drawn up I suppose (mother is a lawyer so won't be hard). We have no car so no titles/insurance. Husband doesn't have a DL but does have a state ID card.

I guess we can live with an RFE/interview, but I'd rather have it approved in one shot, ya know?

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As Nancy says, get your wills, medical POAs, and similar documents (HIPAA releases, for another) drawn up pronto. These are even more valuable in "life" than they are as ROC evidence.


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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Why not add him to the bank account that you use?

It would be another piece of evidence that you could have.


Our Journey:
04/19/2014- Met online
10/2014- Visited Nigeria and he proposed!!!! 
02/28/2015- Sent I-129F petition
03/05/2015- NOA1
09/2015- Visited Nigeria again!!!
10/28/2015- NOA2 (237 day wait at TSC)
11/13/2015- Sent to NVC
11/27/2015- Arrived at Embassy
06/2016- Third visit to Nigeria!
06/15/2016- Interview, given option to file I-601 waiver.
08/16/2016- Waiver submitted (no lawyer).
11/21/2016- Waiver approved with expedite.
01/2017- Embassy requested interview. 
04/2017- Fourth visit to Nigeria.  K1 officially denied. 
04/25/2017- NOA1 for 2nd K1.
07/27/2017- Case transferred to TSC.
11/17/2017- Case transferred back to CSC.
01/16/2018- NOA2!! (266 day wait)
03/08/2018- Interview (AP)
05/03/2018- VISA APPROVAL!!!
05/14/2018- Visa issued
05/18/2018- Visa picked up
05/25/2018- HE'S HOME!!! 💙💙💙


God has given me a great knowledgebase through research and other members here on VJ.  Please do not hesitate to reach out if I can be of any assistance to you! 

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Hi all-

I'm not a regular poster but I have received good advice in the past. We're filling out the paperwork for ROC on my husband's 2-year GC. I feel like my list of evidence is too thin, but I could just be over thinking things. Quick back story: We live with my family, and have the entire time we've been married, so we don't have a lease agreement or utilities in our names. We have a joint bank account, though it doesn't really have much in it ($500 or so). My paycheck goes into the bank account I've had since like 3rd grade, and I'll occasionally deposit $$ into our joint account for things. We don't have any joint credit cards (debit for everything, husband prefers actual cash). Hubs isn't currently working (though he has in the past and his paychecks went into the joint account) so all bills are paid from my account. Neither of us have a car (we live in a city with good public transit so it is not needed), husband doesn't even have a license. No children and none on the way. We're basically working as hard as we can so we can save for a down payment on a home.

Here's what we do have:

1. Income tax transcripts (married filing jointly) 2012-2014

2. Affadavit from my parents that we have lived with them since we were married

3. Health/dental insurance--husband is covered by my work policy (is it better to send copies of the card or is a printout from my benefits page ok?)

4. Husband is primary beneficiary for my life insurance policy

5. Certificate of completion for pre-cana marriage counseling (we had a Catholic wedding ceremony 18 months after our legal ceremony)

6. Photos

Is this too thin? I feel like at this point I can't really do anything to change the whole banking stuff, but is there something simple I'm missing that can be included?

Thanks for your help!

Does your husband receive any mail where you live on a regular basis? Do you receive any mail with both your names on? You might want to send copies of those in. If he went to the SSA to get his SSN card in person, they'll give him a letter stating it's being processed and will contain his name and your address - could use that too.

Do you both converse over Skype or text during the day when you're at work? Conversations about what you'll do together on your days off, about your home life in general that shows you both have a life together?

I'm planning on sending in photocopies of the tax refund checks we got with both our names on. If you have those they would be good, but I know most people opt for direct deposit and it will show up in your bank statements anyway.


ROC from CR-1 visa (Green Card expiration date was Nov 24th 2016)

 

Link to the evidence I submitted. Be sure to send evidence spanning your entire marriage (especially for K-1) or as far back as you can. Just one or two bank statements will not cut it. I primarily focused on the two years of living here since I came in on a CR-1. If you don't have the fundamentals (i.e. joint accounts/policies), you can explain why in the covering letter. E.g. "While we do not have joint utilities, we both contribute to them from our joint bank account".

 

September 26th 2016: I-751 package sent to CSC

September 28th 2016: Package delivered
September 30th 2016: Check cashed
October 3rd 2016: NOA1 received with receipt date of 09/28/16
November 3rd 2016: Biometrics received with appointment date of 11/14/16.
November 14th 2016: Attended biometrics appointment
October 30th 2017: Infopass appointment to get I-551 stamp
February 26th 2018: I-751 case number (aka the NOA1 receipt number) becomes trackable
March 14th 2018: Submitted service request due to being outside of processing time.

March 15th 2018: ROC approved. 535 days (1 year, 5 months and 17 days)

March 29th 2018: Card being produced

April 4th 2018: Card mailed out

April 6th 2018: Card in hand. Has incorrect "resident since" date. Submitted service request on I-751 case (typographical error on permanent resident card) and an I-90 online.

April 2018 - August 7th 2018: Tons of service requests, emails and now senator involvement to get my corrected green card back because what the heck, USCIS

August 8th 2018: Card in production thanks to the direct involvement of Senator Sherrod Brown's team

August 13th 2018: Card mailed

August 15th 2018: Card in hand with correct date. :joy:

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Thanks Ketsuban! I do have some mail addressed to both of us, old holiday cards mostly, but they are addressed to both of us, and the messages say "Dear ___ & ____".

So my file is a little thicker now, and I think that at this point it is what it is. I now have the following:

1. Income tax transcripts (married filing jointly) 2012-2014

2. Affadavit from my parents that we have lived with them since we were married

3. Health/dental insurance--husband is covered by my work policy--copies of actual insurance card, benefits enrollment info from work, FSA registration/account info.

4. Husband is primary beneficiary for my life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment insurance; I am primary on his life insurance

5. Medical POA

6. Simple wills

7. Copies of driver's license (me) and state ID card (husband) that show the same address

8. Certificate of completion for pre-cana marriage counseling

9. Copies of mail/greeting cards sent to both of us 2012-present...I don't have tons but better than nothing

10. Photos

I'm probably going to mail this off sometime next week, so let's hope it's good enough proof!!

Thanks again everyone for your help!

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Do you have any travel itinerary of you both traveling together that would be useful. I think we even put in evidence of our joint sams club account. Maybe a couple of affidavits of people you know that can vouch for your relationship. Particularly people that are upstanding in the community, professionals, bank managers, lawyers or similar. Hope all goes well for you!


I-129F Sent 16/05/11

I-129F NOA1 18/05/11

I-129F NOA2 23/09/11

NVC RECEIVED 12/10/11

NVC LEFT 13/10/11

CONSULATE RECEIVED 18/10/11

PACKET 3 RECEIVED 21/10/11

PACKET 3 SENT 21/10/11

MEDICAL 26/10/11

INTERVIEW 12/12/11 APPROVED!!!!

VISA RECEIVED 23/12/11

US ENTRY 31/01/12 POE PHL

MARRIAGE 11/02/12

I-485 SENT 13/03/12

I-765 SENT 13/03/12

I-131 SENT 13/03/12

BOIMETRICS APPT. 06/04/12

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What you now have looks great. Let us know the outcome.


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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