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While searching for advice on cover letters I noticed some people include a letter from their employer for the I-864 Affidavit of Support, but didn't see anything on that form that it's required. Is that just an extra piece of evidence or is it required?

Also does anyone have a comprehensive list of step by step everything that is required for the AOS, that breaks it down per form. (Especially any additional things needed for the I-765 and I-131?

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I found this list, but I haven't started the AOS yet so I don't know if it's still valid?

AOS
- G-1145
- Cover letter
- Check of $1070
- I-485
- Two passport style photos
- Birth Certificate (Copy of original and copy of certified translation)
- Copy of K-1 Visa in Passport with Entry Stamp
- Copy of Passport biographical page
- G-325A
- I-864
- Bank letter
- Tax Returns (for the last three years if self-employed, otherwise only one)
- Letter from employer
- Pay stubs
- Copy of I-797 (NOA2 i-129f petition)
- Copy of I-94
- Copy of marriage certificate
- I-693 Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record in sealed envelope.
EAD
- G-1145
- Cover letter
- I-765
- Two passport style photo
- Identity document (Passport biographical page)
- I-94
AP
- G-1145
- Cover letter
- I-131
- Two passport style photo
- Proof of present Status (Copy of K-1 Visa)
- Identity document (Passport biographical page)
- I-94 (front and Back copy)

K-1: 12-22-2015 - 09-07-2016 (260 days)

AP: 12-20-2016 - 04-07-2017 (108 days)

EAD: 01-18-2017 - 05-30-2017 (132 days)

AOS: 12-20-2016 - 07-26-2017 (217 days)

ROC: 04-22-2019 - 04-22-2020 (365 days)

 

Naturalization (Los Angeles County Field Office):

04-19-2020 - Earliest filing date

05-01-2020 - N-400 filed online

05-01-2020 - Received date

05-04-2020 - NOA1 online

05-08-2020 - NOA1 hardcopy

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In the I-864 instructions it says you can include proof of ongoing current income like an employer letter or 6 months of pay statements. We chose to use pay statements.


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland
Timeline

A letter from the employer is not required, but it can help, especially if the income is borderline or the job new. It should just state income, job title, when you started and that the job is stable and long term.


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Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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Filed: Country: Mexico
Timeline

Proof of your current annual income is what you need to send. For someone with an employer, letter from employer is one form of proof you can provide. Recent pay stubs is another. You can include one or the other or both.

The instructions state you do not have to provide them unless they are asked for, but you will find they tend to send an RFE and ask for them if you do not go ahead and send them with the form.


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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Filed: Country:
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Yes, like KayDeeCee says. It is not mandatory and you definitely do not have to. But if they feel that they need proof that the job is stable or that the income is sufficient then they might RFE and request it.

I brought no proof to my K1 interview (just because the time between finding out about it and setting up my interview was so short). But I was terrified because I kept seeing people on here saying how you NEED pay stubs, and W2s and employer letters. And all I had was the copy of her most recent tax return (printed directly from turbotax) and they didn't even bat an eyelash. They took the tax return, asked me a few standard questions, and told me I was good to go.

So, I'd say that if it is a hassle to get it, don't stress too much, submit what you have so that your processing can get started and if they need it, they'll RFE and request it. But it will definitely not hurt to include whatever you have to avoid any possible delays.


Fiancee Visa Timeline

1/7/16 - I-129F Sent

1/28/16 - NOA1

3/10/16 - NOA2

4/8/16 - NVC Sent

5/2/16 - Medical

5/2/16 - Interview

5/4/16 - Physical

5/10/16 - Dropped passport off at Embassy

5/12/16 - Visa in Hand

5/21/16 - POE

7/10/16 - Marriage

 

AOS Timeline

7/21/16 - Mailed packet

7/23/16 - Packet delivered

7/28/16 - NOA1

10/7/16 - Biometrics

11/30/16 - EAD/AP Approved

12/6.16 - EAD/AP Received

1/21/17 - New card ordered for production

1/23/17 - Greencard Approved (no interview)

1/24/17 - Greencard Mailed

1/26/17 - Greencard Received

 

  • On Oct 13th AOS status was updated to say that a notice was returned due to post office being unable to deliver it. Tier two told me that it was biometrics or NOA1 (even though I had received both before this date).

  • A few weeks later I received a notice dated Nov 10th, in regards to my call about the Oct 13th notice. The new notice said that there were no RFE's or withholding on my case. So still not sure what this Oct 13th notice was about.

  • Received a letter from a NY office on Dec 23rd (dated Dec 10) stating that my medical was over 1 year old. (At this point my medical was only 7 months old)

  • Teir two submitted an internal service request to which I got a response telling me that I need to respond to RFE ASAP

  • Submitted another service request on 1/6/17. To which I got a response on 1/19/17 stating that my case was pending and is outside of processing time (no mention of RFE)

 

ROC Timeline

10/21/18 - Packet Sent

xx/xx/xx - NOA1

xx/xx/xx - NOA2

xx/xx/xx - Card Received

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Yes, like KayDeeCee says. It is not mandatory and you definitely do not have to. But if they feel that they need proof that the job is stable or that the income is sufficient then they might RFE and request it.

I brought no proof to my K1 interview (just because the time between finding out about it and setting up my interview was so short). But I was terrified because I kept seeing people on here saying how you NEED pay stubs, and W2s and employer letters. And all I had was the copy of her most recent tax return (printed directly from turbotax) and they didn't even bat an eyelash. They took the tax return, asked me a few standard questions, and told me I was good to go.

So, I'd say that if it is a hassle to get it, don't stress too much, submit what you have so that your processing can get started and if they need it, they'll RFE and request it. But it will definitely not hurt to include whatever you have to avoid any possible delays.

K1 is different. The I-134 is not legally binding. The I-864 is.


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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Filed: Country: Mexico
Timeline

What is needed for the K-1 visa with the I-134 is not the same as the I-864. The I-134 and financials for the K-1 visa itself are very lax. The I-134 has no strict instructions and requirements to follow. The I-134 is not even a requirement itself in order to get a K-1 visa. The I-864 does have detailed instructions/requirements, and no reason to delay getting your green card for an RFE that is easily avoidable.


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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