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Hi, so it's time for me to file my ROC stuff. I have plenty of evidence spanning from when I entered the US to now, but just today I have realised they want evidence from when we got married to now. We got married in July 2013 and I moved to the US at the end of November 2014.

In August 2014, I visited my husband because the process was taking too long and I can send in evidence of that. However, this means from July 2013 - November 2014 (except the visit), we have no evidence of financial co-mingling. Despite our best efforts, nowhere would add my name without an SSN, something I didn't obtain until I moved here. I will write a letter explaining this but I don't understand why USCIS would want something that was impossible at the time because of the fact we had to wait around for them.

I guess what I'm looking for here is what other people sent in for the period of time they were waiting for their CR-1.


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. Also some time in May I sent a letter to Potomac telling them I want to withdraw my I-90 since CSC were handling it.

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:

October 31st 2018: Potomac sends out a notice stating they have closed out my I-90 per my request. Yay for no duplicate card drama.

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Not relevant - if you haven't moved here yet then not much can be given. Probably the best you can do is a tax return if you filed that way.


ROC Timeline

Service Center: Vermont

90 Day Window Opened....08/08/17

I-751 Packet Sent..............08/14/17

NO1 Dated.........................

NO1 Received....................

Check Cashed....................

Biometrics Received..........

Biometrics Appointment.....

Approved...........................

 

IR-1/CR-1 Visa

I-130 NOA1: 22 Dec 2014
I-130 NOA2: 25 Jan 2015
NVC Received: 06 Feb 2015
Pay AOS Bill: 07 Mar 2015
Pay IV Bill : 20 Mar 2015
Send IV/AOS Package: 23 Mar 2015
Submit DS-261: 26 Mar 2015
Case Completed at NVC: 24 Apr 2015
Interview Date: 22 Sep 2015
Visa Approved: 22 Sep 2015
Visa Received: 03 Oct 2015 

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Hi, so it's time for me to file my ROC stuff. I have plenty of evidence spanning from when I entered the US to now, but just today I have realised they want evidence from when we got married to now. We got married in July 2013 and I moved to the US at the end of November 2014.

In August 2014, I visited my husband because the process was taking too long and I can send in evidence of that. However, this means from July 2013 - November 2014 (except the visit), we have no evidence of financial co-mingling. Despite our best efforts, nowhere would add my name without an SSN, something I didn't obtain until I moved here. I will write a letter explaining this but I don't understand why USCIS would want something that was impossible at the time because of the fact we had to wait around for them.

I guess what I'm looking for here is what other people sent in for the period of time they were waiting for their CR-1.

Evidence from greencard issue to now will suffice. Your card says "Resident since _______". Prove starting with that date .


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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Not relevant - if you haven't moved here yet then not much can be given. Probably the best you can do is a tax return if you filed that way.

We did amend the year we got married after I moved here, but it doesn't reflect in the return transcript. We do have joint records for 2014 and '15 though. Thanks :)

Evidence from greencard issue to now will suffice. Your card says "Resident since _______". Prove starting with that date .

Thank you :) I figure if they do want evidence from July '13, I will write back explaining why we don't have it. I'm more than happy to go to an interview if need be.


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. Also some time in May I sent a letter to Potomac telling them I want to withdraw my I-90 since CSC were handling it.

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:

October 31st 2018: Potomac sends out a notice stating they have closed out my I-90 per my request. Yay for no duplicate card drama.

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We had a similar problem, my husband was stuck in France waiting for his GC while I was in the US and we were separated for about a year. We weren't living together and didn't have any financial co-mingling from that time, but we had a lot of plane tickets back and forth visiting eachother. Our lawyer told us that they'll be focusing much more on the last couple of years as opposed to before then. I also sent a copy of the lease from when I was living in France (technically before we got married) .

Good luck!

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we are exactly in this same situation. we were marrried in sep 2013. i waited in India for over 12 months before finally i got my cr1 in dec 2014. the main financial co-mingling evidence in USA we have is from dec 2014. However , we made western money union, paypal transfers between our bank accounts. i have paypal, western union receipts and transaction hustory ,plus my indian bank and credit card statements from may 2013 and lots of skyoe chat logs. gift receipts etc. hope that is enough. if you have any skype chat log or fb messaging between u two or phone logs etc. that should be good evidence.


First met online in Feb 2011 & physically in April 2011
Marriage : 2013-09-23
USCIS
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I-130 Sent : 2013-11-01
I-130 NOA1 : 2013-11-04
I-130 Approved :2014-05-02

NVC

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NVC Received : 2014-06-24
Interview letter : 2014-11-13
CaseCompleted at NVC : 2014-11-14

Consulate
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Interview Date :2014-12-01
Interview Result :Approved
Visa Received :2014-12-04

US Entry
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POE :2014-12-14 (Chicago)

i751
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CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2016-09-16
NOA Date : 2016-09-19

Biometrics : 2016-11-03

Approval :  2018-02-14

10yr GC in hand!! :2018-02-24

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I guess what I'm looking for here is what other people sent in for the period of time they were waiting for their CR-1.

You're not expected to have much co-mingling while being physically apart; USCIS knows that.

Concentrate on everything since Nov 2014.


USCIS

January 16, 2015 I-130 Mailed, Chi lockbox January 20, 2015 Priority Date, January 21, 2015 NOA1 notice date, Assigned VSC, January 23, 2015 Check Cashed, electronically March 5, 2015 NOA2

NVC

March 27, 2015 NVC received April 6, 2015 Case#, IIN# assigned April 8, 2015 Paid AOS + IV fee Invoices May 5, 2015 AOS + IV package submitted May 11, 2015 Scan Date

June 11, 2015 DS-260 submitted June 25, 2015 False checklist (for ds260).. hello? June 30, 2015 Answered checklist Aug 5, 2015 Escalated to Supervisor review Aug 13, 2015 Case Complete

Consular

Sept 10, 2015 Interview Scheduled Sept 11, 2015 P4 Letter received Sept 21, 2015 file In transit from NVC Sept 23, 2015 file at Embassy

Sept 28, 2015 Medical Oct 14, 2015 Biometrics Oct 15, 2015 Interview (Approved) Oct 19, 2015 IV visa Issued Oct 23, 2015 Passport Pickup

POE

Nov 2, 2015 Entered the US Nov 16, 2015 Applied for SSN, walk-in Nov 20, 2015 Social Security Card recd Jan 15, 2016 GC received

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