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I was denied the first time due to lack of evidence after my spouse and I divorce. The case took so long before the decision that i could not find any further evidence to refile. So I went the extreme hardship waiver which thankfully was approved and now my card is in production. My evidence included but not limited to:

-Detailed personal statement (8 pages)

Evidence of relatives/persons for whom I am claiming extreme hardship

-Birth Certificate of US born child

-Photos of my family including US born son

-My birth certificate

-Docs related to my US born child

Medical Hardships for me and my son

-Evidence of my medical issue (doctor’s letter)

-Evidence of my daily prescriptions (Prescriptions from doctor and printouts

-Mayo clinic printouts on dangers of my medical issue

-Medical records for my son showing language disorder, asthma and allergies

-Letter from my son’s speech therapist detailing my son’s condition and recommending that he stays here in the country for adequate care

-Proof of my Health insurance coverage that I carry for my son

-Evidence showing that there are very speech therapists in my country making it difficult for my USC son to receive adequate care in US

-List of speech therapists in my country totaling to 19

-Google printouts showing the distance between my home town to the closest speech therapist which is almost 150 miles

-Print out showing how many speech therapists are close to my house in US. There are 23 in my zip code alone with the closes one being 3 miles away.

Financial and professional hardships

-Income tax returns showing my income which is over $100k. (This was to show how much I would suffer if I was returned home)

-Pay statements supporting the above

-Copies of all financial obligations I have in the US which showed what kind of a burden I would live for my wife who is not a citizen and who would be taking care of my son when I am removed. It showed how massive of a responsibility that was since my income was about 70% of the entire family income. This included mortgages, business loans, utility bills, car loans etc

Hardship related to my home country conditions

-Photos of my mums home in comparison to the home I live

-CIA World Factbook for my country showing subpar GDP, Infant mortality and average life expectancy way below that of the US.

-Documents showing unemployment rate in my home country is 45%

-Letters from folks from my country detailing medical hardships and scares

-US dept travel warnings to my country

-newspaper clippings showing only 8% of my country folks can afford mortgages

-newspaper clipping showing corruption in my country’s police force

-Several pages detailing the frequency of terrorist attacks

---and many many more newspaper cutouts of country conditions. Made sure to use the largest newspaper in my home country and sources like New York Times, Reuters, CNN

-Also evidence of good moral conduct.

-Letters form my pastors attesting to my good moral character.

-Letters from members of the community showing how I have been a leader in the community

-Several documents that showed my commitment to the community

Hope this helps someone.

Edited by Macarena

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I was denied the first time due to lack of evidence after my spouse and I divorce. The case took so long before the decision that i could not find any further evidence to refile. So I went the extreme hardship waiver which thankfully was approved and now my card is in production. My evidence included but not limited to:

-Detailed personal statement (8 pages)

Evidence of relatives/persons for whom I am claiming extreme hardship

-Birth Certificate of US born child

-Photos of my family including US born son

-My birth certificate

-Docs related to my US born child

Medical Hardships for me and my son

-Evidence of my medical issue (doctor’s letter)

-Evidence of my daily prescriptions (Prescriptions from doctor and printouts

-Mayo clinic printouts on dangers of my medical issue

-Medical records for my son showing language disorder, asthma and allergies

-Letter from my son’s speech therapist detailing my son’s condition and recommending that he stays here in the country for adequate care

-Proof of my Health insurance coverage that I carry for my son

-Evidence showing that there are very speech therapists in my country making it difficult for my USC son to receive adequate care in US

-List of speech therapists in my country totaling to 19

-Google printouts showing the distance between my home town to the closest speech therapist which is almost 150 miles

-Print out showing how many speech therapists are close to my house in US. There are 23 in my zip code alone with the closes one being 3 miles away.

Financial and professional hardships

-Income tax returns showing my income which is over $100k. (This was to show how much I would suffer if I was returned home)

-Pay statements supporting the above

-Copies of all financial obligations I have in the US which showed what kind of a burden I would live for my wife who is not a citizen and who would be taking care of my son when I am removed. It showed how massive of a responsibility that was since my income was about 70% of the entire family income. This included mortgages, business loans, utility bills, car loans etc

Hardship related to my home country conditions

-Photos of my mums home in comparison to the home I live

-CIA World Factbook for my country showing subpar GDP, Infant mortality and average life expectancy way below that of the US.

-Documents showing unemployment rate in my home country is 45%

-Letters from folks from my country detailing medical hardships and scares

-US dept travel warnings to my country

-newspaper clippings showing only 8% of my country folks can afford mortgages

-newspaper clipping showing corruption in my country’s police force

-Several pages detailing the frequency of terrorist attacks

---and many many more newspaper cutouts of country conditions. Made sure to use the largest newspaper in my home country and sources like New York Times, Reuters, CNN

-Also evidence of good moral conduct.

-Letters form my pastors attesting to my good moral character.

-Letters from members of the community showing how I have been a leader in the community

-Several documents that showed my commitment to the community

Hope this helps someone.

That one seems odd to me. But thank you for sharing. These are so rare on VJ. :)

Edited by Cheezees

 

 

AOS

03/24/11 - Got married in the Boogie-Down Bronx, NYC!
04/21/11 - Mailed I-130,I-765, I-485, I-864 and I-693 - Day 00

04/23/11 - Application delivered - Day 02
04/28/11 - NOA (most forms) - Day 07
05/03/11 - Checks cashed - Day 12
05/31/11 - Biometrics completed in the Bronx, NYC - Day 40
06/24/11 - Received someone else's employment authorization card!!! What the...? - Day 64
07/01/11 - Mailed the poor lady's card back after calling USCIS - Day 71
07/07/11 - Received poor lady's interview notice! What??? - Day 77
07/15/11 - Received my own EAD card - Day 85
08/12/11 - Interview. Approved on the spot! - Day 113
08/18/11 - Received card in the mail - Day 119

ROC
05/28/13 - Mailed I-751 - Day 00

05/30/13 - Application delivered - Day 02

05/31/13 - NOA I-797 - Day 03
06/04/13 - Check cashed - Day 07

06/06/13 - NOA delivered to my home/Biometrics letter generated - Day 09

06/10/13 - Received Biometrics letter in the mail - Day 13

06/27/13 - Biometrics completed in Milwaukee, WI - Day 30

09/10/13 - Application approved! - Day 105

09/14/13 - 10 year Green Card received! - Day 109

Citizenship

05/10/16 - Mailed N-400 - Day 00

05/12/16 - Application delivered - Day 02

05/13/16 - Credit card payment accepted - Day 03

05/17/16 - Received text & email update - Day 07

05/20/16 - Received 1st NOA (dated 05/13/16) & created ELIS acct - Day 10

05/21/16 - Received 2nd NOA (dated 05/16/16) confirming my DOB and address - Day 11

05/22/06 - Biometrics scheduled (online update) and appt letter was mailed on 05/20/16 - Day 12

05/24/06 - Biometrics letter became viewable online (appt scheduled for 06/07/16) - Day 14

05/27/16 - Received Biometrics letter in mail - Day 17

05/31/16 - Was denied walk-in fingerprints with just 1 person left in line. Milwaukee office, boo! - Day 21

06/07/16 - Biometrics completed in Milwaukee, WI - Day 28

12/21/16 - Passed Citizenship test/Interview was successful! - Day 197

01/26/17 - I am a US citizen!!! - Day 233

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So the reason was I would stand to lose that much if I was returned and I would not have a chance of making even a quarter of that assuming I even find a job.. The CIA fact book showed that the folks in my country make about $2 a day. I was going to suffer financially with such a gap. Also, that is how much I would be taking away from my family hence that would directly affect my son who as you see needs medical attention.

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I see! So it's a myth that you have to have low-to-no income for a hardship waiver. Good to know! :)


 

 

AOS

03/24/11 - Got married in the Boogie-Down Bronx, NYC!
04/21/11 - Mailed I-130,I-765, I-485, I-864 and I-693 - Day 00

04/23/11 - Application delivered - Day 02
04/28/11 - NOA (most forms) - Day 07
05/03/11 - Checks cashed - Day 12
05/31/11 - Biometrics completed in the Bronx, NYC - Day 40
06/24/11 - Received someone else's employment authorization card!!! What the...? - Day 64
07/01/11 - Mailed the poor lady's card back after calling USCIS - Day 71
07/07/11 - Received poor lady's interview notice! What??? - Day 77
07/15/11 - Received my own EAD card - Day 85
08/12/11 - Interview. Approved on the spot! - Day 113
08/18/11 - Received card in the mail - Day 119

ROC
05/28/13 - Mailed I-751 - Day 00

05/30/13 - Application delivered - Day 02

05/31/13 - NOA I-797 - Day 03
06/04/13 - Check cashed - Day 07

06/06/13 - NOA delivered to my home/Biometrics letter generated - Day 09

06/10/13 - Received Biometrics letter in the mail - Day 13

06/27/13 - Biometrics completed in Milwaukee, WI - Day 30

09/10/13 - Application approved! - Day 105

09/14/13 - 10 year Green Card received! - Day 109

Citizenship

05/10/16 - Mailed N-400 - Day 00

05/12/16 - Application delivered - Day 02

05/13/16 - Credit card payment accepted - Day 03

05/17/16 - Received text & email update - Day 07

05/20/16 - Received 1st NOA (dated 05/13/16) & created ELIS acct - Day 10

05/21/16 - Received 2nd NOA (dated 05/16/16) confirming my DOB and address - Day 11

05/22/06 - Biometrics scheduled (online update) and appt letter was mailed on 05/20/16 - Day 12

05/24/06 - Biometrics letter became viewable online (appt scheduled for 06/07/16) - Day 14

05/27/16 - Received Biometrics letter in mail - Day 17

05/31/16 - Was denied walk-in fingerprints with just 1 person left in line. Milwaukee office, boo! - Day 21

06/07/16 - Biometrics completed in Milwaukee, WI - Day 28

12/21/16 - Passed Citizenship test/Interview was successful! - Day 197

01/26/17 - I am a US citizen!!! - Day 233

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Congratulations on getting your GC approved. Hope your Son receives the best care possible.

Edited by KCMO

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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Congratulations on getting your GC approved. Hope your Son receives the best care possible.

Thanks...he is now doing much much better. He should be fine in a few months but of course we need to monitor him. His speech is much improved and can now use almost complete sentences coherently..

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very good to know he is doing great:) .My best wishes to you and your family.


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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On September 23, 2016, we mailed your new card for Receipt Number EACxxxxxxxxxxxx, to the address you gave us. If you do not receive your card by October 23, 2016, please go to www.uscis.gov/e-request to request that we send your new card to you. If you move, go to www.uscis.gov/addresschange to give us your new mailing address.

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That's great! Next one should be picked up by post office and tracking number.


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2003-08-21: first visit to US on F-1

2009-09-17: first met ex-spouse

2013-05-14: re-entered US on K-1

2013-05-20: married to ex-spouse

2013-12-27: received conditional green card

2014-04-01: separated from ex-spouse

2014-10-01: divorced from ex-spouse

2015-06-25: sent I-751

2016-04-11: received RFE

2016-06-08: sent RFE reply

2016-09-20: new card ordered

2016-09-23: new card mailed

2016-09-28: new card picked up by USPS

2016-09-30: new card delivered

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Wow that's a nice list of evidence and CONGRATS! I hope it helps other hardship waiver applicants immensely!


 

 



07/09/2008: F-1 Interview - Successful
05/01/2013: (L) Married (L)

AOS from F-1:
07/09/2013: AOS package (I-130/I-485/I-756/I-131) fedexed
09/25/2013: AOS Interview with my husband at Milwaukee, WI
03/03/2014: AOS Approved

I-751 Removal of Conditions:

11/13/2015: Received reminder notice dated 11/08 from USCIS to apply for ROC
Day 00 - 12/04/2015: Mailed I-751 package to CSC via USPS Priority Mail
Day 03 - 12/07/2015: I-751 package delivered
Day 05 - 12/09/2015: Check cashed
Day 07 - 12/11/2015: NOA1 received dated 12/07/15
Day 22 - 12/26/2015: Biometric appointment notice received dated 12/19/15
Day 35 - 01/08/2016: Biometric appointment

Day 235 - 07/26/2016: Approved (E-notification of Card Production)

Day 238 - 07/29/2016: Status changed to 'Card Was Mailed to Me'

Day 241 - 08/01/2016: CSC returned original docs that were submitted at the time of application.

Day 241 - 08/01/2016: New status update 'Card was picked up by the United States Postal Service' Priority Mail 2-Day with tracking number provided.

Day 243 - 08/03/2016: Received 10 year Green Card

Day 255 - 08/15/2016: Received NOA2 with approval dated 07/26/2016

Click here for a sample of my cover letter, list of evidence, package assembly & shipping box

Click here for a sample of my I-751 notarized affidavit from a friend

 

 

N-400 Naturalization:

12/03/2016: Eligible

Day 00: 12/12/2016 Mailed N-400 to Phoenix, AZ lockbox via USPS Priority Express

Day 01: 12/13/2016 N-400 application delivered

Day 03: 12/15/2016 Credit card charged

Day 07: 12/19/2016 Text & e-mail notification received with a NBC receipt #

Day 11: 12/23/2016 NOA received via mail with priority date 12/13/16

Day 16: 12/28/2016 Received E-mail notification reg. biometrics scheduling

Day 19: 12/31/2016 Received Biometric notice via mail with notice date 12/24/2016

Day 32: 01/13/2017 Biometric appointment

Day 53: 02/03/2017 Received e-mail notification stating I am "in line" for interview scheduling

Day 144: 05/05/2017 Filed an e-request that interview notice was not yet mailed to me

Day 148: 05/09/2017 Received e-mail notification that interview has been scheduled after being in line for 95 days

Day 151: 05/12/2017 Received N-400 Interview notice via USPS

Day 183: 06/13/2017 N-400 Interview at USCIS Milwaukee, WI field office (Approved!) ***To read about my interview experience, click here***

Day 192: 06/22/2017 Received e-mail notification stating I am placed in line for oath ceremony

Day 206: 07/06/2017 Received e-mail notification stating oath ceremony notice was mailed

Day 210: 07/10/2017 Received oath ceremony notice (N-445) via USPS

Day 227: 07/27/2017 Oath Ceremony at Milwaukee, WI!

Dual citizen (France & U.S.A) / OCI card holder

 

Day 00: 07/27/2017 U.S. passport application at Milwaukee, WI (routine processing)

Day 05: 08/01/2017 Passport application locator number provided

Day 06: 08/02/2017 Checks cashed

Day 12: 08/08/2017 Received 2 e-mails stating that passport processing is over and it has been mailed with tracking # provided

Day 15: 08/11/2017 Received passport book via Priority Mail

Day 18: 08/14/2017 Received passport card via First Class Mail

Day 22: 08/18/2017 Received naturalization certificate back via Priority Mail / Updated citizenship status with SSA
 

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It seems like you are right behind me. You should get yours in the next day or so...

I was expecting something tomorrow or next Monday but it just came!

All approvals regardless of level of difficulty, are worth celebrating if they take a loooong time! (Because the confidence will take a nose-dive at some point!)

Edited by chicha

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2003-08-21: first visit to US on F-1

2009-09-17: first met ex-spouse

2013-05-14: re-entered US on K-1

2013-05-20: married to ex-spouse

2013-12-27: received conditional green card

2014-04-01: separated from ex-spouse

2014-10-01: divorced from ex-spouse

2015-06-25: sent I-751

2016-04-11: received RFE

2016-06-08: sent RFE reply

2016-09-20: new card ordered

2016-09-23: new card mailed

2016-09-28: new card picked up by USPS

2016-09-30: new card delivered

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On September 23, 2016, we mailed your new card for Receipt Number EACxxxxxxxxxxxx, to the address you gave us. If you do not receive your card by October 23, 2016, please go to www.uscis.gov/e-request to request that we send your new card to you. If you move, go to www.uscis.gov/addresschange to give us your new mailing address.

Congrats!!! :dancing::dancing::dancing:


 

 

AOS

03/24/11 - Got married in the Boogie-Down Bronx, NYC!
04/21/11 - Mailed I-130,I-765, I-485, I-864 and I-693 - Day 00

04/23/11 - Application delivered - Day 02
04/28/11 - NOA (most forms) - Day 07
05/03/11 - Checks cashed - Day 12
05/31/11 - Biometrics completed in the Bronx, NYC - Day 40
06/24/11 - Received someone else's employment authorization card!!! What the...? - Day 64
07/01/11 - Mailed the poor lady's card back after calling USCIS - Day 71
07/07/11 - Received poor lady's interview notice! What??? - Day 77
07/15/11 - Received my own EAD card - Day 85
08/12/11 - Interview. Approved on the spot! - Day 113
08/18/11 - Received card in the mail - Day 119

ROC
05/28/13 - Mailed I-751 - Day 00

05/30/13 - Application delivered - Day 02

05/31/13 - NOA I-797 - Day 03
06/04/13 - Check cashed - Day 07

06/06/13 - NOA delivered to my home/Biometrics letter generated - Day 09

06/10/13 - Received Biometrics letter in the mail - Day 13

06/27/13 - Biometrics completed in Milwaukee, WI - Day 30

09/10/13 - Application approved! - Day 105

09/14/13 - 10 year Green Card received! - Day 109

Citizenship

05/10/16 - Mailed N-400 - Day 00

05/12/16 - Application delivered - Day 02

05/13/16 - Credit card payment accepted - Day 03

05/17/16 - Received text & email update - Day 07

05/20/16 - Received 1st NOA (dated 05/13/16) & created ELIS acct - Day 10

05/21/16 - Received 2nd NOA (dated 05/16/16) confirming my DOB and address - Day 11

05/22/06 - Biometrics scheduled (online update) and appt letter was mailed on 05/20/16 - Day 12

05/24/06 - Biometrics letter became viewable online (appt scheduled for 06/07/16) - Day 14

05/27/16 - Received Biometrics letter in mail - Day 17

05/31/16 - Was denied walk-in fingerprints with just 1 person left in line. Milwaukee office, boo! - Day 21

06/07/16 - Biometrics completed in Milwaukee, WI - Day 28

12/21/16 - Passed Citizenship test/Interview was successful! - Day 197

01/26/17 - I am a US citizen!!! - Day 233

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