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Hey all!

My sister and her husband are currently adjusting his status from an F-1 that transferred to OTP. They have looked over all the evidence my husband and I sent in for our K-1 and would like to add several letters of support from family members to bulk up their evidence when they file for AOS.

I know for the K-1 the VJ guides say to include a line like, "I know this couple will adhere to the requirements of the K-1 visa and marry within the 90 day limit"; so I was wondering if there are any important facts I should include in my support letter for them as they file their AOS paperwork. I know there are obvious things I will say, like facts about how long I've known my sister's husband, our relationship, and my knowledge of their character, but I was wondering if anyone else has any additional advice to offer. Thanks so much all!

Blessings to you on your journeys.

Megan


All that we are and all that will be we dedicate to the One who brought us together

Timeline:

K-1 Journey:

Petition sent: 03/27/2014

Interview date!!! 10/06/2014

AOS:

Packet received at Chicago Lockbox: 2/2/2015

EAD approved! 2/26/2015

AP approved! 2/26/2015

Green card received!! 09/24/2015

ROC: 

I-751 sent off to CSC: 7/25/2017

NOA1: 7/27/2017

Filed Inquiry into Biometrics status: 9/18/2017

10 Year Green Card Approved!!! 10/22/2018

 

Next Stop, Citizenship! 

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Hi! I'm adjusting from F-1. Our friends just wrote some facts about our relationship in chronological order: when they found out we were a couple, how they interacted with us, how we celebrated the wedding etc, that they believe our marriage is bona fide, we're a happy couple etc etc.


AOS

04/29/2016 - priority date

05/31/2016 - biometrics appointment

06/08/2016 - case ready to be scheduled for interview (I-485)

08/04/2016 - EAD in hand

01/04/2017 - Case status update - Interview scheduled for 02-08-2017

02/08/2017 - Interview - Case held for review - Later same day status update "Card is being produced"

02/16/2017 - GC in hand!

ROC

11/15/2018 - packet signed for

11/20/2018 - check cashed

11/30/2018 - biometrics notice date

12/10/2018 - biometrics notice received

12/17/2018 - biometrics appt

02/01/2019  I551 stamp (no NOA1 received)

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Thanks Ellie!


All that we are and all that will be we dedicate to the One who brought us together

Timeline:

K-1 Journey:

Petition sent: 03/27/2014

Interview date!!! 10/06/2014

AOS:

Packet received at Chicago Lockbox: 2/2/2015

EAD approved! 2/26/2015

AP approved! 2/26/2015

Green card received!! 09/24/2015

ROC: 

I-751 sent off to CSC: 7/25/2017

NOA1: 7/27/2017

Filed Inquiry into Biometrics status: 9/18/2017

10 Year Green Card Approved!!! 10/22/2018

 

Next Stop, Citizenship! 

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My friend just described how she was watching our relationship grow and how we're a happy couple; she also mentioned that she was one of the bride's maids at the wedding.


11/24/2015 - Mailed I-130, I-485, and I-765
11/26/2015 - Delivered

11/27/2015 - AOS Package accepted and routed to National Benefits Center
12/03/2015 - eNotices received

12/04/2015 - checks cashed

12/07/2015 - got NOAs in the mail

12/18/2015 - got biometrics appointment in the mail

12/29/2015 - biometrics done

02/09/2016 - EAD approved

02/17/2016 - got EAD in the mail

05/31/2016 - got a text and an email notification that the interview was scheduled for June 30.

06/30/2016 - interview; green card approved; case status moved to "new card is being produced"

07/07/2016 - got the green card in the mail

 

03/31/2018 - mailed I-751 to California Service Center

04/02/2018 - package delivered

04/09/2018 - check cashed and got NOA in the mail

05/11/2018 - got a letter saying that USCIS is going to use my old biometrics

08/16/2018 - got 18 month extension letter

03/04/2019 - case transferred to Nebraska Service Center

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The letter-writer should put whatever s/he knows about the relationship and how s/he came to know it. When you met, how often s/he sees you, etc. It should be first-hand information from the letter-writer.


AOS for my husband
8/17/10: INTERVIEW DAY (day 123) APPROVED!!

ROC:
5/23/12: Sent out package
2/06/13: APPROVED!

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Hi! I'm adjusting from F-1. Our friends just wrote some facts about our relationship in chronological order: when they found out we were a couple, how they interacted with us, how we celebrated the wedding etc, that they believe our marriage is bona fide, we're a happy couple etc etc.

Your case is going pretty fast. I'm also adjusting from F-1 and since they receive my file, my case haven't had any update


AOS (from F-1 student visa)
09/21/2012 got married
03/29/2016 AOS package send (I-130, I-485, I-765) (day 0)
04/01/2016 Package delivered to USCIS ATTN:FBAS 131 South Dearborn-3rd Floor Chicago, IL 60603-5517 (day 0)
04/11/2016 emails and texts notification received. Case routed to NBC (day 10)

PD 04/04/2016 (official day: day 1)
04/14/2016 received NOA1's hard copies. (day 11)

04/29/2016 received biometrics letter (day 26)
05/09/2016 biometrics appointment at 10AM (day 36)

:dancing:05/05/2016 walk-in biometrics (success) at 2pm (day 32) :dancing:

06/20/2016 online service request for EAD (day 78)

06/24/2016 EAD is being produced (day 82)

06/28/2016 EAD mailed (day 86)

07/01/2016 EAD received (day 89)

08/26/2016 Interview scheduled for 09/29/2016 (day 145)

09/29/2016 Interview day (day 181)

Result:APPROVED

Useful Links
USCIS Account set up: https://egov.uscis.g...atus/landing.do
USCIS Process times: https://egov.uscis.g...sDisplayInit.do
USCIS Tel No: 1-800-375-5283
Lockbox support email: LockboxSupport@uscis.dhs.gov
Change of Address for live petitions: https://egov.uscis.g...ddressChange.do
Contact Congressman: http://www.house.gov...entatives/find/
Contact Senator: http://www.senate.go...nators/contact/
Social Security Info: https://www.ssa.gov/people/immigrants/
Civil Surgeon List: https://my.uscis.gov/findadoctor
IRS Transcripts: https://www.irs.gov/.../Get-Transcript

translation: worldaccesstrans.com

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Your case is going pretty fast. I'm also adjusting from F-1 and since they receive my file, my case haven't had any update

Don't want to jinx it. Either way, if you haven't gotten and RFIE or RFE yet - I don't think you have anything to worry about. And after "ready to be scheduled for interview" it can be months and months of waiting for an actual interview, as it depends on the backlog at the local office. And NYC definitely got that. So I don't expect an actual interview to happen until December, if we get lucky.


AOS

04/29/2016 - priority date

05/31/2016 - biometrics appointment

06/08/2016 - case ready to be scheduled for interview (I-485)

08/04/2016 - EAD in hand

01/04/2017 - Case status update - Interview scheduled for 02-08-2017

02/08/2017 - Interview - Case held for review - Later same day status update "Card is being produced"

02/16/2017 - GC in hand!

ROC

11/15/2018 - packet signed for

11/20/2018 - check cashed

11/30/2018 - biometrics notice date

12/10/2018 - biometrics notice received

12/17/2018 - biometrics appt

02/01/2019  I551 stamp (no NOA1 received)

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Don't want to jinx it. Either way, if you haven't gotten and RFIE or RFE yet - I don't think you have anything to worry about. And after "ready to be scheduled for interview" it can be months and months of waiting for an actual interview, as it depends on the backlog at the local office. And NYC definitely got that. So I don't expect an actual interview to happen until December, if we get lucky.

Gotcha... Thanks for your reply and wish you luck


AOS (from F-1 student visa)
09/21/2012 got married
03/29/2016 AOS package send (I-130, I-485, I-765) (day 0)
04/01/2016 Package delivered to USCIS ATTN:FBAS 131 South Dearborn-3rd Floor Chicago, IL 60603-5517 (day 0)
04/11/2016 emails and texts notification received. Case routed to NBC (day 10)

PD 04/04/2016 (official day: day 1)
04/14/2016 received NOA1's hard copies. (day 11)

04/29/2016 received biometrics letter (day 26)
05/09/2016 biometrics appointment at 10AM (day 36)

:dancing:05/05/2016 walk-in biometrics (success) at 2pm (day 32) :dancing:

06/20/2016 online service request for EAD (day 78)

06/24/2016 EAD is being produced (day 82)

06/28/2016 EAD mailed (day 86)

07/01/2016 EAD received (day 89)

08/26/2016 Interview scheduled for 09/29/2016 (day 145)

09/29/2016 Interview day (day 181)

Result:APPROVED

Useful Links
USCIS Account set up: https://egov.uscis.g...atus/landing.do
USCIS Process times: https://egov.uscis.g...sDisplayInit.do
USCIS Tel No: 1-800-375-5283
Lockbox support email: LockboxSupport@uscis.dhs.gov
Change of Address for live petitions: https://egov.uscis.g...ddressChange.do
Contact Congressman: http://www.house.gov...entatives/find/
Contact Senator: http://www.senate.go...nators/contact/
Social Security Info: https://www.ssa.gov/people/immigrants/
Civil Surgeon List: https://my.uscis.gov/findadoctor
IRS Transcripts: https://www.irs.gov/.../Get-Transcript

translation: worldaccesstrans.com

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