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Hi guys! Finally I'm here in America and married with the love of my life!

I'm going to apply for AOS, AP and EAD on Monday. I got all the paper works from the helpdul members here on VJ.

Questions...

1. The fee for the I-485 is $985 + $85 (biometrics), does it includes the fee for AP and EAD? Or I have to pay separately?

2. We're planning to pay for it via personal check, how does it work? What do we need to keep or to send along with the I-485 package as a proof of payment? Can we pay it in the morning then send the package in the afternoon? Or we need to wait a certain time before sending the package?

3. In the AP form, it asks there the date of travelling, I'm not really going anywhere as of now, my husband just want to apply for it for future use, like after a year we can go back to the Philippines, is it okay to apply now, but not really going to travel now?

4. I'm going to send the package via USPS in Chicago, IL, is it correct? In this address...

U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services

P.O Box 805887

Chicago, IL 60680-4120

5. The A-number and Alien Registration Number are the same?

Is it on the top of the "beneficiary name", the one that starts with "A" followed by 9-digit numbers?

Thank you so much! :)

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1. There is no fee for EAD and AP. $1070 is the fee for everything: AOS/EAD/AP

2. You include the personal check with your AOS application. The only way to pay is to include it in your package, the same way the I-129F petition was paid for. You can send the package whenever it is complete.

3. You do not need to indicate a date of traveling on the AP form. You can simply write UNKNOWN for date of travel and expected length of trip. Yes it is perfectly fine, in fact my wife also applied for the AP even though she never used it.

4. This is the correct address.

5. Yes, A-number stands for Alien Registration number. On your NOA2 it's the number after the A.


K-1
NOA1: 04/08/2014; NOA2: 04/21/2014; Visa interview, approved: 07/15/2014; POE: 07/25/2014; Marriage: 09/05/2014

 

AOS

NOA1:  09/12/2014;  Biometrics:  10/06/2014;  EAD/AP Received:  11/26/2014;

Interview Waiver Letter:  01/02/2015;  RFE:  07/09/2015;

Permanent Residency Granted:  07/27/2015;  Green card Received:  08/22/2015

 

ROC

05/23/2017 -- Mailed ROC application

05/24/2017 -- NOA1 date

05/30/2017 -- NOA1 received in the mail

06/05/2017 -- Biometrics letter received

06/13/2017 -- Biometrics appointment

09/05/2018 -- Approved without interview!

09/13/2018 -- 10 Yr Green card Received

 

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Thank you Zedayn! I'm currently completing all the requirements.

But, I have another question, I need 3 copies of our marriage certificate, is it okay if I just photocopy it, or I'm thinking of sending the certified copy of the marriage certificate in the AOS packet, and just photocopy it for the AP and EAD packets, would that fine?

Also, my birth certificate, do I have to send them an original copy or photocopy is okay?

Thanks!

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I submitted the certified copy of the marriage certificate. For me I would rather send that, then make a copy myself and possibly get an rfe.. I hope that helps!


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K-1 Visa Timeline

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04/21/2014: Submitted I-129F

05/29/2014: NOA2 via email

01/20/2015: Visa Received

03/15/2015: POE

04/01/2015: Married!! (L)

04/11/2015: Submitted AOS / EAD / AP

10/09/2015: Green Card Approved

07/20/2017: Submitted I-751 ROC

07/27/2017: NOA1 Received

10/14/2017: Biometrics Waived

 

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One certified copy of the marriage certificate, the other 2 can be copies. Copy of Birth certificate, not the original !


Spoiler

 

I-129F Sent : 3-31-2014, NOA2: 4-6-2014

NVC Received : some dinkelsberry yehoo in the house of clingons send our petition to the wrong consulate.

Consulate Received : July 30,2014 Transfer to right embassy complete.

Interview Date : Oct 22, 2014

Interview Result : AP , requesting another PC (not expired) and certified divorce decree (was submitted)Stokes interview via phone for petitioner 4 hrs after interview.

Oct 23 email notification visa approved.
Visa Received : Nov. 3 , 2014 VISA IN HAND.

US Entry : Nov. 21, 2014

Marriage : Dec 27, 2014

AOS send : May 12, 2015, received May 14, 2015 USPS priority

Email &text : May 18, 2015, check cashed May 19,2015, return receipt May 21, 2015 stamped USCIS Lockbox, NOA1 (3x) May 22,2015

Biometrics : June 1, 2015 letter received for appointment June 8, 2015, successful walk-in June 1, 2015

RFE : June 12, 2015 for income not meeting guideline. Income does ( ! ) exceed guideline.

RFE response : June 26, 2015 returned with a boat load full of financial evidence.

UPDATE: July 5, 2015 updated on all 3 cases, RFE received June 30, 2015.

Service request : Aug 12, 2015, letter received that it will be processed within 90 days from receipt of RFE.

UPDATE: Aug 24, 2015, EAD card being produced/ordered. ( 102 days from AOS receipt day and 55 days from RFE response received.) Thank you Jesus !

Emails : Aug 24, 2015, EAD approved, EAD card ordered.

I-797 EAD/AP approval notice received : Aug 27, 2015

EAD/AP combo card mailed : Aug 27, 2015, EAD/AP combo card received: Aug 31, 2015

Renewal application send for EAD/AP : May 31,2016 (AOS pending over 1 year). Received June 2, 2016,Notice date June7, 2016, emails,texts, NOA1 hard copy

Service request for pending AOS April 21, 2016, case not assigned yet.
Service request for pending AOS June 14, 2016, tier 2 said performing background checks.
Expedite request for EAD/AP Aug 3, 2016, Aug10 notification >request was received, assigned, completed. RFE letter requesting evidence for expedite, docs faxed Aug18

*Service request for I-485 Aug 3, 2016, Aug11 notification> request was assigned. Service request Dec 2, 2016.
AOS Interview letter received Aug 12, 2016

AOS Interview September 21, 2016.

Second Biometrics appointment letters received for EAD and AOS on Aug 15, 2016 for Aug 17 ( 2 day notice).

Second Biometrics completed Aug 17, 2016

Third Biometrics appointment letter received Aug 19, 2016 for Sept. 1, 2016. WTH ?!

EAD/AP (renewal) approval Aug 22, 2016, NOA2 received Aug 25, 2016

Renewal EAD in production notification text and online, expedite successful 4 days after RFE request response was faxed, Aug25mailed,Aug29received.

Sept. 21 Interview, 2 hour interview, we were separated and asked about 50 questions each for an hour each. IO was firm but professional, some smiles.
Several service requests made, contacted Senator and Ombudsman. Background checks still pending.
July 21, 2017 HOME VISIT.  Went well. Topic thread in AOS forum.
Waiting to skip ROC and get 10 yr GC due to over 2 year while pending AOS
AOS APPROVED Oct. 4, 2017 * Green card in hand Oct 13, 2017 !!!!!

First K1 denied after 16 month of AP. Refiled. We are a couple since 2009. Not a sprint but a matter of endurance.

 

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Thank you Zedayn! I'm currently completing all the requirements.

But, I have another question, I need 3 copies of our marriage certificate, is it okay if I just photocopy it, or I'm thinking of sending the certified copy of the marriage certificate in the AOS packet, and just photocopy it for the AP and EAD packets, would that fine?

Also, my birth certificate, do I have to send them an original copy or photocopy is okay?

Thanks!

You only need to send in ONE certified copy of the marriage certificate, and that is for your AOS application. The EAD and AP applications do not require a marriage certificate.

The required documents for EAD and AP are:

EAD

  • Copy of bio page of passport
  • 2 passport size photos

AP

  • Copy of bio page of passport
  • Copy of K-1 visa
  • 2 passport size photos

You can submit a copy of your NSO birth certificate and it will be fine.


K-1
NOA1: 04/08/2014; NOA2: 04/21/2014; Visa interview, approved: 07/15/2014; POE: 07/25/2014; Marriage: 09/05/2014

 

AOS

NOA1:  09/12/2014;  Biometrics:  10/06/2014;  EAD/AP Received:  11/26/2014;

Interview Waiver Letter:  01/02/2015;  RFE:  07/09/2015;

Permanent Residency Granted:  07/27/2015;  Green card Received:  08/22/2015

 

ROC

05/23/2017 -- Mailed ROC application

05/24/2017 -- NOA1 date

05/30/2017 -- NOA1 received in the mail

06/05/2017 -- Biometrics letter received

06/13/2017 -- Biometrics appointment

09/05/2018 -- Approved without interview!

09/13/2018 -- 10 Yr Green card Received

 

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Guys, if i have a k1 visa, and now we're married, does it make me a k3 or spouse of us citizen? What is my new immigration status? Is it k3? I haven't done any update in uscis or anywhere else about my marriage. Just confused :(

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No. You are a K-1 visa holder, that now happens to be the spouse of a USC. You entered with a K-1. A K-3 is a spousal visa, which is not what you obtained or entered with. See the example forms for filling out current status on the forms.

Edited by KayDeeCee

Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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Guys, if i have a k1 visa, and now we're married, does it make me a k3 or spouse of us citizen? What is my new immigration status? Is it k3? I haven't done any update in uscis or anywhere else about my marriage. Just confused :(

Your immigration status is the one you entered the US with. Since you entered on a K-1 visa, that is your status.


K-1
NOA1: 04/08/2014; NOA2: 04/21/2014; Visa interview, approved: 07/15/2014; POE: 07/25/2014; Marriage: 09/05/2014

 

AOS

NOA1:  09/12/2014;  Biometrics:  10/06/2014;  EAD/AP Received:  11/26/2014;

Interview Waiver Letter:  01/02/2015;  RFE:  07/09/2015;

Permanent Residency Granted:  07/27/2015;  Green card Received:  08/22/2015

 

ROC

05/23/2017 -- Mailed ROC application

05/24/2017 -- NOA1 date

05/30/2017 -- NOA1 received in the mail

06/05/2017 -- Biometrics letter received

06/13/2017 -- Biometrics appointment

09/05/2018 -- Approved without interview!

09/13/2018 -- 10 Yr Green card Received

 

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We just sent the AOS, EAD and AP package yesterday! Finally! ^^

Is it right that we just attached the payment check on the 1st page of the whole package? I'm really curious cos I don't have any idea. I also have erasures!!! Oh my! Is it okay? I'm so nervous right now.

I really want to work and help my husband, but all I have is a marriage certificate :(

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Oh okay. So even if I'm married, my immigration status is still fiance/k1? Thank you :)

status : K1 visa holder and applicant to adjust status. No you are not a fiance.

We just sent the AOS, EAD and AP package yesterday! Finally! ^^

Is it right that we just attached the payment check on the 1st page of the whole package? I'm really curious cos I don't have any idea. I also have erasures!!! Oh my! Is it okay? I'm so nervous right now.

I really want to work and help my husband, but all I have is a marriage certificate :(

Yes, check on top of package. Look into getting a SSN.


Spoiler

 

I-129F Sent : 3-31-2014, NOA2: 4-6-2014

NVC Received : some dinkelsberry yehoo in the house of clingons send our petition to the wrong consulate.

Consulate Received : July 30,2014 Transfer to right embassy complete.

Interview Date : Oct 22, 2014

Interview Result : AP , requesting another PC (not expired) and certified divorce decree (was submitted)Stokes interview via phone for petitioner 4 hrs after interview.

Oct 23 email notification visa approved.
Visa Received : Nov. 3 , 2014 VISA IN HAND.

US Entry : Nov. 21, 2014

Marriage : Dec 27, 2014

AOS send : May 12, 2015, received May 14, 2015 USPS priority

Email &text : May 18, 2015, check cashed May 19,2015, return receipt May 21, 2015 stamped USCIS Lockbox, NOA1 (3x) May 22,2015

Biometrics : June 1, 2015 letter received for appointment June 8, 2015, successful walk-in June 1, 2015

RFE : June 12, 2015 for income not meeting guideline. Income does ( ! ) exceed guideline.

RFE response : June 26, 2015 returned with a boat load full of financial evidence.

UPDATE: July 5, 2015 updated on all 3 cases, RFE received June 30, 2015.

Service request : Aug 12, 2015, letter received that it will be processed within 90 days from receipt of RFE.

UPDATE: Aug 24, 2015, EAD card being produced/ordered. ( 102 days from AOS receipt day and 55 days from RFE response received.) Thank you Jesus !

Emails : Aug 24, 2015, EAD approved, EAD card ordered.

I-797 EAD/AP approval notice received : Aug 27, 2015

EAD/AP combo card mailed : Aug 27, 2015, EAD/AP combo card received: Aug 31, 2015

Renewal application send for EAD/AP : May 31,2016 (AOS pending over 1 year). Received June 2, 2016,Notice date June7, 2016, emails,texts, NOA1 hard copy

Service request for pending AOS April 21, 2016, case not assigned yet.
Service request for pending AOS June 14, 2016, tier 2 said performing background checks.
Expedite request for EAD/AP Aug 3, 2016, Aug10 notification >request was received, assigned, completed. RFE letter requesting evidence for expedite, docs faxed Aug18

*Service request for I-485 Aug 3, 2016, Aug11 notification> request was assigned. Service request Dec 2, 2016.
AOS Interview letter received Aug 12, 2016

AOS Interview September 21, 2016.

Second Biometrics appointment letters received for EAD and AOS on Aug 15, 2016 for Aug 17 ( 2 day notice).

Second Biometrics completed Aug 17, 2016

Third Biometrics appointment letter received Aug 19, 2016 for Sept. 1, 2016. WTH ?!

EAD/AP (renewal) approval Aug 22, 2016, NOA2 received Aug 25, 2016

Renewal EAD in production notification text and online, expedite successful 4 days after RFE request response was faxed, Aug25mailed,Aug29received.

Sept. 21 Interview, 2 hour interview, we were separated and asked about 50 questions each for an hour each. IO was firm but professional, some smiles.
Several service requests made, contacted Senator and Ombudsman. Background checks still pending.
July 21, 2017 HOME VISIT.  Went well. Topic thread in AOS forum.
Waiting to skip ROC and get 10 yr GC due to over 2 year while pending AOS
AOS APPROVED Oct. 4, 2017 * Green card in hand Oct 13, 2017 !!!!!

First K1 denied after 16 month of AP. Refiled. We are a couple since 2009. Not a sprint but a matter of endurance.

 

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