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Was this enough evidence? I-751 already sent and NOA1 received

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Hi Everyone,

I felt pretty confident when my husband and I sent in our ROC package, but have noticed that a lot of people have sent in multiple years of credit card/bank statements. I didn't realise that might be necessary. My husband has also been driving a car that belongs to his parents, and they pay for the insurance. It's not in our, or his, name. So we don't have that to send.

Can any seasoned pros have a look at my list of evidence and tell me if I provided enough? Thanks in advance!

  • Completed I-751 JOINT Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence including one additional page for additional residences
  • Check for $590.00 to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Photocopy of both sides of Permanent Resident Card
  • Photographs of us as a couple, as a family with our toddler daughter and with friends and family over the course of our marriage. There were about 50 photos that were dated.
  • Copy of Marriage Certificate
  • Copy of Birth Certificate for our daughter
  • Affidavit by us
  • Affidavits by three U.S. citizen friends - one couple and one single
  • Copy of current lease. We just moved in before we sent the package.
  • Copy of first and last month rent and security deposit checks, showing joint checking account
  • Confirmation of Living Arrangement from father in law and mother in law as we lived with them for nearly a year
  • Copy of Confirmation of Residence in student housing while my husband was studying at college (they don't have leases. You just pay the housing office monthly)
  • Copy of our tax return documents for 2013
  • Copy of our tax return documents for 2014
  • Copy of our most recent bank joint checking account statement
  • Copy of our most recent bank joint savings account statement
  • Photo of our credit cards for our joint credit card account
  • Copy of our confirmation of accounts being opened with current bank (we had to change banks when we moved states)
  • Copy of confirmation our previous joint account has been closed with previous bank (we can't access our online banking anymore to get statements)
  • Copy of utility company joint utilities service confirmation for current apartment (we only just moved in, so haven't got a bill yet)
  • Copy of our state health coverage confirmation form confirming our joint health insurance policy
  • Copy of our health insurance cards confirming our joint policy
  • Copy of our joint state park membership
  • Copy of our student and spouse/affiliate cards. An affiliate card is only issued to the spouse of a student confirmed living with the student in a student apartment
  • Copy of our joint 2015-2016 Costco membership renewal
  • A copy of our airline reservations for a family reunion
  • A copy of our airline reservations for our flights to interview for graduate jobs for my husband
  • A copy of our airline reservations for our flights back to college move our belongings
  • A copy of our airline reservations for our flights to visit my family in Australia. Our daughter and I flew earlier and my husband joined us later Australia. The flight back was together on the same airplanes.
  • A copy of our airline reservations for our upcoming family reunion. We are flying together, but my husband has to come back earlier for work. We have included our return flight reservations too.
  • Copies of current Australian passport and now expired Australian passport
  • Copy of expired K-1 Visa

Met in Australia: January 2011
Engaged in USA on visit: 22nd September 2011
K1 Visa received: 1st June 2012
Entered US: 19th June 2012
Married: 30th June 2012

AP Document received: 3rd November 2012
EAD Card received: 27th November 2012
Conditional Green Card received: 26th July 2013

ROC approved: 3rd May 2016
Permanent Green Card received: 13th May 2016

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USCIS wants to see prove of ongoing financial mingling with your statements although no single piece of evidence is necessary. Don't worry though. Your NOA (Notice of Action) letter that extends your permanent residency for 1 more year while they process your application states that you have an additional opportunity to submit evidence. If you have anything else, submit it then.

Now on to your evidence:

  • Completed I-751 JOINT Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence including one additional page for additional residences - good
  • Check for $590.00 to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security - good
  • Photocopy of both sides of Permanent Resident Card - good
  • Photographs of us as a couple, as a family with our toddler daughter and with friends and family over the course of our marriage. There were about 50 photos that were dated. - good but 50 is considered overkill, especially since photos on their own are considered weak evidence
  • Copy of Marriage Certificate - this is NOT part of the ROC process. Your marriage has already been established.
  • Copy of Birth Certificate for our daughter - good
  • Affidavit by us - not considered proof
  • Affidavits by three U.S. citizen friends - one couple and one single - good, but weak evidence on its own
  • Copy of current lease. We just moved in before we sent the package. - good (did you remember to change your address with USCIS?)
  • Copy of first and last month rent and security deposit checks, showing joint checking account - good
  • Confirmation of Living Arrangement from father in law and mother in law as we lived with them for nearly a year - good since you don't have an official lease
  • Copy of Confirmation of Residence in student housing while my husband was studying at college (they don't have leases. You just pay the housing office monthly) - good
  • Copy of our tax return documents for 2013 - you should send tax transcripts which can be ordered for free from irs.gov
  • Copy of our tax return documents for 2014 - ditto
  • Copy of our most recent bank joint checking account statement - you need to show ongoing joint ownership and use of the account. You could have opened this account the day before you mailed the application, proving nothing
  • Copy of our most recent bank joint savings account statement - ditto
  • Photo of our credit cards for our joint credit card account - did you send copies of account activity?
  • Copy of our confirmation of accounts being opened with current bank (we had to change banks when we moved states) - OK since they are new
  • Copy of confirmation our previous joint account has been closed with previous bank (we can't access our online banking anymore to get statements) - OK, but not proof really
  • Copy of utility company joint utilities service confirmation for current apartment (we only just moved in, so haven't got a bill yet) - good
  • Copy of our state health coverage confirmation form confirming our joint health insurance policy - good
  • Copy of our health insurance cards confirming our joint policy - good
  • Copy of our joint state park membership - good
  • Copy of our student and spouse/affiliate cards. An affiliate card is only issued to the spouse of a student confirmed living with the student in a student apartment - good
  • Copy of our joint 2015-2016 Costco membership renewal - good
  • A copy of our airline reservations for a family reunion - good (on the weaker side of evidence)
  • A copy of our airline reservations for our flights to interview for graduate jobs for my husband - ditto
  • A copy of our airline reservations for our flights back to college move our belongings - ditto
  • A copy of our airline reservations for our flights to visit my family in Australia. Our daughter and I flew earlier and my husband joined us later Australia. The flight back was together on the same airplanes. - ditto
  • A copy of our airline reservations for our upcoming family reunion. We are flying together, but my husband has to come back earlier for work. We have included our return flight reservations too. -ditto
  • Copies of current Australian passport and now expired Australian passport - NOT part of the ROC process
  • Copy of expired K-1 Visa - NOT part of the ROC process

I think your evidence is OK. Consider compiling wills, powers of attorney, HIPAA release etc. They can be done inexpensively online and depend on the state you live in. Also, resubmit evidence when you get your NOA. Good luck! :)


 

 

AOS

03/24/11 - Got married in the Boogie-Down Bronx, NYC!
04/21/11 - Mailed I-130,I-765, I-485, I-864 and I-693 - Day 00

04/23/11 - Application delivered - Day 02
04/28/11 - NOA (most forms) - Day 07
05/03/11 - Checks cashed - Day 12
05/31/11 - Biometrics completed in the Bronx, NYC - Day 40
06/24/11 - Received someone else's employment authorization card!!! What the...? - Day 64
07/01/11 - Mailed the poor lady's card back after calling USCIS - Day 71
07/07/11 - Received poor lady's interview notice! What??? - Day 77
07/15/11 - Received my own EAD card - Day 85
08/12/11 - Interview. Approved on the spot! - Day 113
08/18/11 - Received card in the mail - Day 119

ROC
05/28/13 - Mailed I-751 - Day 00

05/30/13 - Application delivered - Day 02

05/31/13 - NOA I-797 - Day 03
06/04/13 - Check cashed - Day 07

06/06/13 - NOA delivered to my home/Biometrics letter generated - Day 09

06/10/13 - Received Biometrics letter in the mail - Day 13

06/27/13 - Biometrics completed in Milwaukee, WI - Day 30

09/10/13 - Application approved! - Day 105

09/14/13 - 10 year Green Card received! - Day 109

Citizenship

05/10/16 - Mailed N-400 - Day 00

05/12/16 - Application delivered - Day 02

05/13/16 - Credit card payment accepted - Day 03

05/17/16 - Received text & email update - Day 07

05/20/16 - Received 1st NOA (dated 05/13/16) & created ELIS acct - Day 10

05/21/16 - Received 2nd NOA (dated 05/16/16) confirming my DOB and address - Day 11

05/22/06 - Biometrics scheduled (online update) and appt letter was mailed on 05/20/16 - Day 12

05/24/06 - Biometrics letter became viewable online (appt scheduled for 06/07/16) - Day 14

05/27/16 - Received Biometrics letter in mail - Day 17

05/31/16 - Was denied walk-in fingerprints with just 1 person left in line. Milwaukee office, boo! - Day 21

06/07/16 - Biometrics completed in Milwaukee, WI - Day 28

12/21/16 - Passed Citizenship test/Interview was successful! - Day 197

01/26/17 - I am a US citizen!!! - Day 233

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Thank you :)

I guess I could always try and send more from the last year of banking history? The 'new' account being opened was a year ago, the date of the confirmation of opening the account shows that. I tried to get into our old account's online banking and it has been closed. We had online statements, so we're locked out of them. The tax return documents were from our accountant. I would suppose they are transcripts? They were HUGE.


Met in Australia: January 2011
Engaged in USA on visit: 22nd September 2011
K1 Visa received: 1st June 2012
Entered US: 19th June 2012
Married: 30th June 2012

AP Document received: 3rd November 2012
EAD Card received: 27th November 2012
Conditional Green Card received: 26th July 2013

ROC approved: 3rd May 2016
Permanent Green Card received: 13th May 2016

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Tax returns aren't the same as transcripts, which are far more compact in length and format. Order yours from the IRS. And follow what Cheezees says about the wills and associated documents -- they're superb evidence for ROC and even more valuable to have in "life."


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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