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Dear All,

I am adjusting from J1 waiver after I received a no-objection waiver from the DOS.

We had our wedding ceremony in January 2016, then the reception in October after she graduate college, and then she moved to live with me since then.

My package is attached below.

Would appreciate any input regarding the contents as I feel like I am sending way less compared to many of the checklists posted on this website.

From the overall cover letter;

A. I-130 Petition For Alien Relative

1. Cover letter of the contents for I-130 packet

2. Form G-1145, E-Notification Application/Petition (Petitioner)

3. Personal check of $420 for I-130 Filing Fee

4. Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative

5. Copy of all pages of US citizen’s passport

6. Copy of petitioner's proof of naturalization

7. Copy of marriage certificate

8. Copy of alien spouse Egyptian birth certificate with certified English translation

9. Copy of all pages of alien spouse passport

10. Form G-325A, Biographic Information (Petitioner)

11. Passport photo of US Citizen with full name on back and name on plastic bag

12. G-325A, Biographic Information (Beneficiary)

13. Passport photo of alien spouse with full name on back and name on plastic bag

14. Evidence of bonafide marriage

a. Timeline of relationship document

b. Copy of marriage certificate

c. Statements from joint bank account (6 statements)

d. 1 credit card statement with name of both spouses

e. Lease of current residence (first page) with name of both spouses

f. Driver’s license for both spouses issued around same date showing same address

g. Car insurance showing name of both spouses on it

h. Proof of spouse being a beneficiary to employer-sponsored benefit (life insurance policy, health insurance plan, dental insurance plan)

i. Copy of Hotel receipt for a recent trip with both names on it

j. Selection of pictures that document relationship and wedding ceremony

k. Flight ticket of alien spouse to and from petitioner’s city of residence (before wedding reception).

L. Copy of receipt of wedding ceremony showing amount paid, names, and date of event

B. I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status

1. Cover letter of the contents for I-485 packet (including application for EAD and AP)

2. Form G-1145, E-Notification Application/Petition (Petitioner)

3. Personal check of $1,070 (filing fee for form I-485 of $985 + $85 biometric fee)

4. Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status

5. Copy of all pages of alien spouse passport, with visa page

6. Copy of alien spouse I-94 form

7. Copy of alien spouse DS-2019 and J1 waiver approval from Department of State

8. Copy of alien spouse birth certificate with certified English translation (Can I include passport biographic page instead??)

9. Copy of marriage certificate

10. Form G-325A, Biographic Information (alien spouse)

11. Two passport photos of alien spouse with full name on back and name on plastic bag

12. I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record (sealed by civil surgeon)

I-765 Application for Employment Authorization

1. Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization

2. Copy of passport biographical page

3. Copy of passport visa page

4. Copy of DS-2019 and J1 waiver approval from Department of State

5. 2 Passport photos with full name on back and name on plastic bag

I-131 Application for Travel Document

1. Form I-131, Application for Travel Document (Advanced parole)

2. Copy of passport biographical page

3. Copy of passport visa page

4. Copy of I-94 form

5. Copy of DS-2019 and J1 waiver approval from Department of State

C. I-864 Affidavit of Support

1. Cover letter of the contents for I-864

2. Form I-864, Affidavit of Support- petitioner

3. Copy of intending immigrant most recent 6 paychecks for dates: 09/15/16, 09/30/16, 10/14/2016, 10/31/2016, 11/15/16, 11/30/16

4. Copy of intending immigrant contract showing annual income

5. Copy of both spouses’ driver’s license showing same address

6. Copy of all pages of the sponsor’s passport as a proof of US citizenship

7. Copy of I-864, Affidavit of Support- cosponsor

8. Copy of cosponsor US passport biographic page

9. Copy of cosponsor tax returns (form 1040) for the last 3 years (2013,2014,2015)

That's my package.

Would appreciate any kind of input.

Thanks Guys.

A

Edited by WI_CA

 

 

J1 Waiver Timeline- No-Objection Statement

  • Statement Of Reason Received October, 11 2016
  • Passport Data Page Received October, 11 2016
  • Form DS-2019 Received October, 11 2016
  • Form DS-3035 October, 11 2016
  • Fee Received October, 11 2016
  • No Objection Statement Received November 07, 2016
  • Incomplete Information Letter Sent November 08, 2016
  • Change of Address Received November 09, 2016
  • No Objection Statement Received November, 25 2016
  • Department of State Decision: Favorable Recommendation. Date Recommendation Sent November, 30 2016
  • USCIS NOA December 13, 2016 - Dated December 6, 2016
  • USCIS NOA - approval - March 21, 2017 - Dated March 13, 2017 (Waiver Journey Done)
AOS FROM J-1 (Married Jan 04, 2016)
  • Day xx - Dec-10-2016 Package sent
  • Day 00 - Dec-12-2016 - AOS Package Delivered [Chicago Lockbox]
  • Day 09 - Dec-21-2016 - Checks Cashed
  • Day 11 - Dec-23-2016 - electronic NOAs X4!!! (12:30 am) email and text notifications
  • Day 15 - Dec-27-2016 - NOAs in the mail; Dated 12/22/2016
  • Day 26 - Jan-07-2017 - Biometrics letter for 1/18/2017
  • Day 28 - Jan-09-2017 - Successful walk-in for biometrics (Cleveland USCIS)
  • Day 29 - Jan-10-2017 - RFIE (I-864)
  • Day 45 - Jan-26-2017 - RFIE response sent 
  • Day 49 - Jan-30-2017 - RFIE delivered to USCIS @ Lees Summit, MO
  • Day 50 - Jan-31-2017 - RFIE response received by USCIS (case update)
  • Day 100 - March -22-2017 - EAD card being produced (4 text msgs!!)

  • Day 105 - March -27-2017 - EAD & AP approval notices in the mail

  • Day 107 - March-29-2017 - EAD & AP mailed to me

  • Day 110 - April - 01 -2017 - EAD/AP combo card received

  • Day 319 - Oct - 27 - 2017 - Interview notice for November 30

  • Day 353 - Nov - 30 - 2017 - Interview date. Approved on the spot.

  • Day 361 - Dec - 08 - 2017 - Approval notice in the mail, dated 12/4/2017. USPS update later showing GC picked

  • Day 362 - Dec - 09 - 2017 - GC in the mail. 

 

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I haven't been on for awhile, since we are waiting for our interview next week. (Applying for CR-1) I see you updated your timeline today! Congrats on moving to the next step. I believe your document list is one of the more detailed I've seen. Which should prove to expedite your case along. :) Alexis


USCIS

Priority Date: 6/17/2016

Sent to NVC: 7/19/2016

NVC

Case received: 9/01/2016

DS-261 Completed: 9/02/2016

AOS Fee Paid: 9/02/2016

IV Fee Paid: 9/09/2016

DS-260 Completed: 9/13/2016

Sent AOS & IV Packets: 9/14/2016

Scan Date: 9/17/2016

Supervisor Review: 11/01/2016

Case Complete: 11/07/2016

US EMBASSY CAIRO

Interview Date Scheduled: 12/28/2016

Visa Approved: 12/28/2016 :D

Visa Issued: 12/29/2016

Visa Scan: Never Posted

Visa Ready: Never Posted

Visa Picked Up at Aramex: 1/16/2017

POE & Date: NYC ?looking into ticket prices now! :jest:

 

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I haven't been on for awhile, since we are waiting for our interview next week. (Applying for CR-1) I see you updated your timeline today! Congrats on moving to the next step. I believe your document list is one of the more detailed I've seen. Which should prove to expedite your case along. :) Alexis

Hey Alexis,

Thank you for your response.

And best of luck with your SO's upcoming IV.

Edited by WI_CA

 

 

J1 Waiver Timeline- No-Objection Statement

  • Statement Of Reason Received October, 11 2016
  • Passport Data Page Received October, 11 2016
  • Form DS-2019 Received October, 11 2016
  • Form DS-3035 October, 11 2016
  • Fee Received October, 11 2016
  • No Objection Statement Received November 07, 2016
  • Incomplete Information Letter Sent November 08, 2016
  • Change of Address Received November 09, 2016
  • No Objection Statement Received November, 25 2016
  • Department of State Decision: Favorable Recommendation. Date Recommendation Sent November, 30 2016
  • USCIS NOA December 13, 2016 - Dated December 6, 2016
  • USCIS NOA - approval - March 21, 2017 - Dated March 13, 2017 (Waiver Journey Done)
AOS FROM J-1 (Married Jan 04, 2016)
  • Day xx - Dec-10-2016 Package sent
  • Day 00 - Dec-12-2016 - AOS Package Delivered [Chicago Lockbox]
  • Day 09 - Dec-21-2016 - Checks Cashed
  • Day 11 - Dec-23-2016 - electronic NOAs X4!!! (12:30 am) email and text notifications
  • Day 15 - Dec-27-2016 - NOAs in the mail; Dated 12/22/2016
  • Day 26 - Jan-07-2017 - Biometrics letter for 1/18/2017
  • Day 28 - Jan-09-2017 - Successful walk-in for biometrics (Cleveland USCIS)
  • Day 29 - Jan-10-2017 - RFIE (I-864)
  • Day 45 - Jan-26-2017 - RFIE response sent 
  • Day 49 - Jan-30-2017 - RFIE delivered to USCIS @ Lees Summit, MO
  • Day 50 - Jan-31-2017 - RFIE response received by USCIS (case update)
  • Day 100 - March -22-2017 - EAD card being produced (4 text msgs!!)

  • Day 105 - March -27-2017 - EAD & AP approval notices in the mail

  • Day 107 - March-29-2017 - EAD & AP mailed to me

  • Day 110 - April - 01 -2017 - EAD/AP combo card received

  • Day 319 - Oct - 27 - 2017 - Interview notice for November 30

  • Day 353 - Nov - 30 - 2017 - Interview date. Approved on the spot.

  • Day 361 - Dec - 08 - 2017 - Approval notice in the mail, dated 12/4/2017. USPS update later showing GC picked

  • Day 362 - Dec - 09 - 2017 - GC in the mail. 

 

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On 12/9/2016 at 7:39 AM, WI_CA said:

Dear All,

I am adjusting from J1 waiver after I received a no-objection waiver from the DOS.

We had our wedding ceremony in January 2016, then the reception in October after she graduate college, and then she moved to live with me since then.

My package is attached below.

Would appreciate any input regarding the contents as I feel like I am sending way less compared to many of the checklists posted on this website.

From the overall cover letter;

A. I-130 Petition For Alien Relative

1. Cover letter of the contents for I-130 packet

2. Form G-1145, E-Notification Application/Petition (Petitioner)

3. Personal check of $420 for I-130 Filing Fee

4. Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative

5. Copy of all pages of US citizen’s passport

6. Copy of petitioner's proof of naturalization

7. Copy of marriage certificate

8. Copy of alien spouse Egyptian birth certificate with certified English translation

9. Copy of all pages of alien spouse passport

10. Form G-325A, Biographic Information (Petitioner)

11. Passport photo of US Citizen with full name on back and name on plastic bag

12. G-325A, Biographic Information (Beneficiary)

13. Passport photo of alien spouse with full name on back and name on plastic bag

14. Evidence of bonafide marriage

a. Timeline of relationship document

b. Copy of marriage certificate

c. Statements from joint bank account (6 statements)

d. 1 credit card statement with name of both spouses

e. Lease of current residence (first page) with name of both spouses

f. Driver’s license for both spouses issued around same date showing same address

g. Car insurance showing name of both spouses on it

h. Proof of spouse being a beneficiary to employer-sponsored benefit (life insurance policy, health insurance plan, dental insurance plan)

i. Copy of Hotel receipt for a recent trip with both names on it

j. Selection of pictures that document relationship and wedding ceremony

k. Flight ticket of alien spouse to and from petitioner’s city of residence (before wedding reception).

L. Copy of receipt of wedding ceremony showing amount paid, names, and date of event

B. I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status

1. Cover letter of the contents for I-485 packet (including application for EAD and AP)

2. Form G-1145, E-Notification Application/Petition (Petitioner)

3. Personal check of $1,070 (filing fee for form I-485 of $985 + $85 biometric fee)

4. Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status

5. Copy of all pages of alien spouse passport, with visa page

6. Copy of alien spouse I-94 form

7. Copy of alien spouse DS-2019 and J1 waiver approval from Department of State

8. Copy of alien spouse birth certificate with certified English translation (Can I include passport biographic page instead??)

9. Copy of marriage certificate

10. Form G-325A, Biographic Information (alien spouse)

11. Two passport photos of alien spouse with full name on back and name on plastic bag

12. I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record (sealed by civil surgeon)

I-765 Application for Employment Authorization

1. Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization

2. Copy of passport biographical page

3. Copy of passport visa page

4. Copy of DS-2019 and J1 waiver approval from Department of State

5. 2 Passport photos with full name on back and name on plastic bag

I-131 Application for Travel Document

1. Form I-131, Application for Travel Document (Advanced parole)

2. Copy of passport biographical page

3. Copy of passport visa page

4. Copy of I-94 form

5. Copy of DS-2019 and J1 waiver approval from Department of State

C. I-864 Affidavit of Support

1. Cover letter of the contents for I-864

2. Form I-864, Affidavit of Support- petitioner

3. Copy of intending immigrant most recent 6 paychecks for dates: 09/15/16, 09/30/16, 10/14/2016, 10/31/2016, 11/15/16, 11/30/16

4. Copy of intending immigrant contract showing annual income

5. Copy of both spouses’ driver’s license showing same address

6. Copy of all pages of the sponsor’s passport as a proof of US citizenship

7. Copy of I-864, Affidavit of Support- cosponsor

8. Copy of cosponsor US passport biographic page

9. Copy of cosponsor tax returns (form 1040) for the last 3 years (2013,2014,2015)

That's my package.

Would appreciate any kind of input.

Thanks Guys.

A

 

Hello! When you say 'copy' does it mean just photocopy or certified copy? Thanks! I am

preparing my packet too so I just wanna make sure I have the right understanding 

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