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I just got married to a US citizen and I plan on applying for a GC asap. I am currently on a OPT F1-visa and my employer is starting to apply for an H1B for me. I was told by the immigration services at my job that they will take the H1B regardless of me applying for the GC (just in case). They also told me to apply for an EAD (mine from my OPT status will expire in May next year).

I believe I need to file the I-130 from my husband, the I-485 to adjust my status, and the I-765 for a new EAD. However, I don't know exactly what are the steps. Should I submit those three forms together? Do I have to send documentation as well (e.g. marriage certificate)? Are there any other forms needed? And do I need to submit an I-864 (both my husband and I have income in the US)?

Sorry for all the questions!! Thanks!

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Hi,

I just got married to a US citizen and I plan on applying for a GC asap. I am currently on a OPT F1-visa and my employer is starting to apply for an H1B for me. I was told by the immigration services at my job that they will take the H1B regardless of me applying for the GC (just in case). They also told me to apply for an EAD (mine from my OPT status will expire in May next year).

I believe I need to file the I-130 from my husband, the I-485 to adjust my status, and the I-765 for a new EAD. However, I don't know exactly what are the steps. Should I submit those three forms together? Do I have to send documentation as well (e.g. marriage certificate)? Are there any other forms needed? And do I need to submit an I-864 (both my husband and I have income in the US)?

Sorry for all the questions!! Thanks!

yeah you need to submit them together in the same envelop for a faster process

google for AOS cover letter and see what you will need

good luck...


AOS from F1
PD 07/12/2016
07/18/2016 received noa receipts
08/10/2016 bio done
08/23/2016 received a letter to bring my missing medical exam to the interview
08/24/2016 case status change online to case ready to be scheduled for interview

09/25/2016 75th day SR online for EAD

09/27/2016 EAD approved thanks lord

09/27/2017 EAD changed to case was reopened damn :cry:

10/01/2016 EAD approval notice received in mailbox and reopened notice

10/06/2016 EAD case change again to card is being produced :dancing:

10/26/2016 EAD recieved

............. :clock:

* god's time is not our time *

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Take a look at guides here on vj, there will be a thorough list of documents and evidence you'll need to send in order to apply to ajust status.


07/09/2018: ROC packet sent with USPS 2-day priority shipping

07/11/2018: ROC packet delivered to the Vermont Service Center

07/16/2018: NOA1 received by mail with 18 months extension (notice date 7/12 and check cashed)

08/07/2018: Biometrics appointment letter received by mail (notice date 7/27)

08/13/2018: Biometrics appointment at east Hartford, ct

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Please read the guides. :)


 

 

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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Moved from IR-1/CR-1 Process & Procedures to Adjustment of Status from Work, Student, & Tourist Visas forum.


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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