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Filing for AOS from different state to USC

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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Hi

Has anyone filed for AOS while living in a different state to the USC sponsor? My fiancee lives in Boston but I may be based in New York initially so it would be easier to file from the latter for biometrics etc

I may just end up filing everything from Boston as it's not too far, but interested to know if anyone has been in this situation and filed successfully for green card.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Norway
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Why would you be based in NYC, when your future spouse is in Boston?


If it isn't difficult, it isn't worth it.

 

K1 process

9/24/15: I129f sent

9/30/15: NOA1

11/2/15: NOA2

Delayed processing due to work

3/15/16: Medical

4/28/16: Interview (approved)

Delayed entry due to work

8/12/16: POE Detroit

 

9/4/16: Wedding!

 

AOS process:

9/9/16: I485/I131/I765 sent

9/14/16: Received 3xNOAs by text/e-mail (day 2)

9/14-18/16: Received 3xpaper NOAs 

9/23/16: Received biometrics appointment letter (day 11)

10/3/16: Biometrics appointment (day 19)

11/4/16: EAD+AP approved (day 53)

11/16/16: EAD status changed to card shipped (day 65)

11/17/16: EAD/AP combo card received (day 66)

12/30/16: Notice of interview scheduled (day 109)

2/1/17: AOS interview (day 142) - APPROVED

2/8/17: GC received (day 150)

 

ROC process:

11/3/2018: ROC window opens

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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Why would you be based in NYC, when your future spouse is in Boston?

If I get offered a job in NYC that I'm currently in discussion on (would be UK employee with UK contract, I know people will have different opinions on the legitimacy of this but just interested if anyone has filed from different locations as a separate topic for now)

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If I get offered a job in NYC that I'm currently in discussion on (would be UK employee with UK contract, I know people will have different opinions on the legitimacy of this but just interested if anyone has filed from different locations as a separate topic for now)

The topics are somewhat intertwined because when you need to explain at your interview why you don't live together, your reason is because you took a job (in a different city) without work authorization.


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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

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It's not people's opinion that matters,it's USCIS.

You will have to prove that your relationship is legitimate in order to gain status in the US and it will be difficult when you and your spouse are living in different cities.

Well your spouse be joining you in Boston in the future?


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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It's not people's opinion that matters,it's USCIS.

You will have to prove that your relationship is legitimate in order to gain status in the US and it will be difficult when you and your spouse are living in different cities.

Well your spouse be joining you in Boston in the future?

She may be joining me in NY once she has finished her course in 2 years - we have previously lived together for 4 years in London so I'm hoping it won't be difficult to prove relationship status

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Denmark
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She may be joining me in NY once she has finished her course in 2 years - we have previously lived together for 4 years in London so I'm hoping it won't be difficult to prove relationship status

See it from their point of view.

You apply for K-1 visa so you can e together as husband and wife it gets approved and you get here.

Then you move to another state then her? What was the need to be together then, you are a part voluntarily so it's not somekind of hardship

and how did you get the job without EAD?


 

 

 

 

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Norway
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If I get offered a job in NYC that I'm currently in discussion on (would be UK employee with UK contract, I know people will have different opinions on the legitimacy of this but just interested if anyone has filed from different locations as a separate topic for now)

Why/how would you get a UK contract if it's a job that requires you to be permanently stationed in the US? You are taking a job from US citizens/residents without the right permit. That is not in the grey zone, that is illegal. Period.

Sounds like you've used a K1 for the purpose of working in the US, not being with your loved one. USCIS will call you out on that.


If it isn't difficult, it isn't worth it.

 

K1 process

9/24/15: I129f sent

9/30/15: NOA1

11/2/15: NOA2

Delayed processing due to work

3/15/16: Medical

4/28/16: Interview (approved)

Delayed entry due to work

8/12/16: POE Detroit

 

9/4/16: Wedding!

 

AOS process:

9/9/16: I485/I131/I765 sent

9/14/16: Received 3xNOAs by text/e-mail (day 2)

9/14-18/16: Received 3xpaper NOAs 

9/23/16: Received biometrics appointment letter (day 11)

10/3/16: Biometrics appointment (day 19)

11/4/16: EAD+AP approved (day 53)

11/16/16: EAD status changed to card shipped (day 65)

11/17/16: EAD/AP combo card received (day 66)

12/30/16: Notice of interview scheduled (day 109)

2/1/17: AOS interview (day 142) - APPROVED

2/8/17: GC received (day 150)

 

ROC process:

11/3/2018: ROC window opens

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