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[I-751] Is the evidence I submitted sufficient for my wife's ROC?

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My wife and I filed for her ROC back in February of this year with the Vermont Service Center. I realize they're pretty backed up, but I've been getting pretty anxious about the evidence I sent. Does the following seem sufficient?

- Copy of wife's green card (front and back)

- Copy of 2014 Joint Tax Return (from TaxAct, not IRS. kinda nervous about this one)

- Partial copy of our joint USAA bank account statement.

- Partial copy of our joint PNC bank account statement.

(Apparently I should have included multiple months and the transaction pages for the bank accounts, but I was only thinking about proving joint ownership)

- Copy of documents from my employer detailing my wife's status as beneficiary as well as joint coverage on Health, Dental and Life Insurance policies.

- Copy of our car title showing joint ownership

- Copy of our shopping club membership cards

- Copy of our health insurance ID cards

- Package containing photos from the past two years. (roughly 10-15)

We were living with my parents at the time of filing, so no lease or utility docs were included, but we've since moved out. Is it possible to proactively send those supporting documents in?

Thanks for any replies!

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I would wait for any RFE before sending more documentation.

You're right in that you should have sent bank statements in. Generally you want to include one for each quarter but a lot of people send everything from the inception of the account (preferably from the inception of marriage but if you came in on a CR-1 USCIS apparently understands that joint accounts may not be practical or possible before the immigrant moved over).

Basically you want to send in everything you can that has both your names on it from as far back as they began.

Edited by Ketsuban

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

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:

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I would wait for any RFE before sending more documentation.

You're right in that you should have sent bank statements in. Generally you want to include one for each quarter but a lot of people send everything from the inception of the account (preferably from the inception of marriage but if you came in on a CR-1 USCIS apparently understands that joint accounts may not be practical or possible before the immigrant moved over).

Basically you want to send in everything you can that has both your names on it from as far back as they began.

Sounds good. But other than that it looks decent? I'll start throwing together a second package just in case we get an RFE come February.

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Do you have the tax return from 2015 available?


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

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:

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Do you have the tax return from 2015 available?

Yes, not the official IRS return, but I can order our past 3 years' joint returns from them if need be. We didn't have the 2015 return at the time of filing since we sent the package to USCIS at the beginning of February.

Edited by teerok

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