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AOS from a VWP: I-485 concurrently filing with I-30. I hope it's all right!

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Hi, I'm filing Adjustment of Status application (that includes forms I-765 and I-131) and I-30. I'm Italian, on visa waiver program and I recently married my husband that is a U.S. citizen. I'll submit the I-693 in person. at the interview or by mail after I send the package because I didn't have enough time to do it. Me and my husband want send the application before fees increases :clock::cry: ​ . I really hope everything is all right :unsure::wacko: So can you please check it for me? Thanks!

I-485 :

- Cover letter and $ 1070 check for I-485 and biometrics

- E-notification form G-1145

- Form I-485 filled and signed by me

- 2 passport-type pictures

- Form G-325a filled and signed by me

- Form G-325a filled and signed by my husband + a passport-type picture of him

- A copy of my passport (biographical page and entry stamps) and translation of it

- A copy of my birth certificate and translation of it

- A copy of my electronic form I-94, a copy of my ESTA, a copy of my certified marriage certificate and some wedding pictures

- I-864 form filled and signed by my husband

-Supportive documents for I-864: last 3 years of tax returns, 2 months of paystubs, employment letter and all pages of his U.S. passport as proof of U.S. citizenship

I-765:

- E-notification form G-1145

- I-765 filled and signed by me

- Two passport-type pictures of me

- A copy of my passport (biographical page and entry stamps) and translation of it

- A copy of my certified marriage certificate as evidence of legal name change

- A copy of my electronic form I-94

- A copy of my ESTA

I-131:

- E-notification form G-1145

- I-131 filled and signed by me

- Two passport-type pictures of me

- A copy of my passport (biographical page and entry stamps) and translation of it

- A copy of my certified marriage certificate as evidence of legal name change

- A copy of my electronic form I-94

- A copy of my ESTA

I-130:

- Check of $ 420

- Form i-130 filled and signed by Petitioner

- E-notification form G-1145

- Form G-325a filled by the Petitioner and a passport-type picture of Petitioner

- Form G-325a filled by the Beneficiary and a passport-type picture of Beneficiary

- A copy of the Petitioner’s U.S. passport as evidence of U.S. citizenship

- A copy of the Petitioner and Beneficiary’s certified marriage certificate

- A copy of Beneficiary’s birth certificate and translation of it

- A copy of Beneficiary’s passport and translation of it

- Evidence of bona fide marriage:

A. Three Affidavits sworn by third parties having personal knowledge of the bona fide of the Petitioner and the Beneficiary’s marital relationship

B. Beneficiary’s passport stamps

C. Beneficiary’s boarding passes of times she has been in U.S.

D. Beneficiary’s electronic flight ticket 00/00/2016 – 00/00/2016

E. Beneficiary’s electronic flight ticket 00/00/2016 – 00/00/2016 and translation of it

F. Explanation of Petitioner and Beneficiary’s relationship

G. Petitioner and Beneficiary’s pictures together

H. Petitioner and Beneficiary’s wedding pictures

I. Cards Beneficiary sent to the Petitioner


 My AOS journey

 

12/22/2016: AOS and I-130 sent

01/10/2017: Checks cashed

01/11/2017: Acceptance confirmation thru e-mails and texts  

01/17/2017: Noa in the mail

01/24/2017: Biometrics appointment letter for 02/02/2017 

02/02/2017: Biometrics taken (I've removed my piercing :(  )

01/30/2017: Got a letter saying I forgot the medical form I-693

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Your bona fide evidences are kind of weak in my opinion. You can go ahead and submit those, but your IO may give you an even harder time than mine did come interview time. I also had cards and travel records, but the IO kept asking for documents with both our names on it that were more than just "hearsay" - aka not from just friends and family. From your story I'm assuming you didn't have enough time to go get a bank account together and what not, but it's a good idea to be very prepared when it's time for your interview. Strengthen your bona fide evidence with documentation (the IO emphasized this so much during our interview) of your names together.


05/24/2016 [Day 0] Sent in I-130/I-485

05/26/2016 [Day 2] Package received at Chicago Office

06/01/2016 [Day 8] Received 2 acceptance notification emails

06/03/2016 [Day 10] Received NOA1, priority date 05/26/2016

06/18/2016 [Day 25] Received biometrics letter, 06/27/2016

06/27/2016 [Day 34] Went to Biometrics appointment

07/11/2016 [Day 49] RFIE issued

07/25/2016 [Day 49] Sent RFIE response (total 63 days since start, RFIE paused timer AFAIK)

07/28/2016 [Day 49] RFIE response arrived and signed for by M Sievers; Case updated to 'Response received' (total 66 days)

11/09/2016 [Day 153] Interview scheduled for 12/12/16!!! (total 170 days)

12/12/2016 [Day 186] Approved at the interview (total 203 days)

12/14/2016 [Day 188] Online status update to 'approved' for both I-130 and I-485 (total 205 days)

12/15/2016 [Day 189] Card was sent! (total 206 days)

12/17/2016 [Day 191] Received two I-797s for I-130/I-485 acceptance (total 208 days)

12/19/2016 [Day 193] Card received! (total 210 days)

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I485: You don't need the petitioners G325a or photos (this one is all about you).

I130: It is the USC who needs to fill this form and supplement birth certificate and/or copy of his passport (not you, the beneficiary).

You should also look look into supplying evidence of joint accounts, insurance etc.


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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Your bona fide evidences are kind of weak in my opinion. You can go ahead and submit those, but your IO may give you an even harder time than mine did come interview time. I also had cards and travel records, but the IO kept asking for documents with both our names on it that were more than just "hearsay" - aka not from just friends and family. From your story I'm assuming you didn't have enough time to go get a bank account together and what not, but it's a good idea to be very prepared when it's time for your interview. Strengthen your bona fide evidence with documentation (the IO emphasized this so much during our interview) of your names together.

Thanks for your reply.

Yeah i know but it's all I have right now. We tried to add my name to his bank account but the bank need a social security number that I don't have. We are thinking to get insurance together at the beginning of next year, hopefully insurance doesn't require me to have a social security number too. We're living in an apartment with other two roommates but we would like move soon next year so we'll able to have a lease with both our names on it


 My AOS journey

 

12/22/2016: AOS and I-130 sent

01/10/2017: Checks cashed

01/11/2017: Acceptance confirmation thru e-mails and texts  

01/17/2017: Noa in the mail

01/24/2017: Biometrics appointment letter for 02/02/2017 

02/02/2017: Biometrics taken (I've removed my piercing :(  )

01/30/2017: Got a letter saying I forgot the medical form I-693

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I485: You don't need the petitioners G325a or photos (this one is all about you).

I130: It is the USC who needs to fill this form and supplement birth certificate and/or copy of his passport (not you, the beneficiary).

You should also look look into supplying evidence of joint accounts, insurance etc.

Ok, I'll change those things. Thank you

About marriage evidences as I replied before, yeah I know but it's all I have right now. We tried to add my name to his bank account but the bank need a social security number that I don't have. We are thinking to get insurance together at the beginning of next year, hopefully insurance doesn't require me to have a social security number too. We're living in an apartment with other two roommates but we would like move soon next year so we'll able to have a lease with both our names on it


 My AOS journey

 

12/22/2016: AOS and I-130 sent

01/10/2017: Checks cashed

01/11/2017: Acceptance confirmation thru e-mails and texts  

01/17/2017: Noa in the mail

01/24/2017: Biometrics appointment letter for 02/02/2017 

02/02/2017: Biometrics taken (I've removed my piercing :(  )

01/30/2017: Got a letter saying I forgot the medical form I-693

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do you have a statement saying who ever did the translations is fluent in both languages?

I tried to translate my passport and birth certificate by myself. It was pretty easy to do and I attached a kind of letter saying:

I, ......., certify that I am fluent in both the Italian and English languages, and that the attached document is an accurate translation of the document entitled “PASSAPORTO”

Name and last name

Signature


 My AOS journey

 

12/22/2016: AOS and I-130 sent

01/10/2017: Checks cashed

01/11/2017: Acceptance confirmation thru e-mails and texts  

01/17/2017: Noa in the mail

01/24/2017: Biometrics appointment letter for 02/02/2017 

02/02/2017: Biometrics taken (I've removed my piercing :(  )

01/30/2017: Got a letter saying I forgot the medical form I-693

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I had the same problem with not having a social security number, I wasn't able to get onto his account. Frustrating.

Can you get onto his health insurance, dental plan, and are you the benefactor for his life insurance? I included all of this as evidence in my package.


AOS Package sent: 12/20/2016

AOS Package received: 12/22/2016

Fees accepted: 01/05/2017

NOA email received: 01/09/2017

NOA letter received: 01/13/2017 (dated 01/06/2017)

Biometrics appointment letter received: 01/21/2017 (dated 01/14/2017)

Biometrics appointment date: 01/30/2017

Case status changed to ready to schedule interview: 02/10/2017

EAD card status changed to being produced: 03/24/2017

EAD card sent in the mail 04/03/2017

Interview scheduled for: 05/10/2017 (Case status changed on 04/04/2017)

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Ok, I'll change those things. Thank you

About marriage evidences as I replied before, yeah I know but it's all I have right now. We tried to add my name to his bank account but the bank need a social security number that I don't have. We are thinking to get insurance together at the beginning of next year, hopefully insurance doesn't require me to have a social security number too. We're living in an apartment with other two roommates but we would like move soon next year so we'll able to have a lease with both our names on it

Joint memberships (even if it's just for the gym), and especially bills or other official mail to each/both names at the same address also help tremendously.


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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Once you get your EAD, you'll be able to get an SSN and be put on his bank account.


Entry on VWP to visit then-boyfriend 06/13/2011

Married 06/24/2011

Our first son was born 10/31/2012, our daughter was born 06/30/2014, our second son was born 06/20/2017

AOS Timeline

AOS package mailed 09/06/2011 (Chicago Lockbox)

AOS package signed for by R Mercado 09/07/2011

Priority date for I-485&I-130 09/08/2011

Biometrics done 10/03/2011

Interview letter received 11/18/2011

INTERVIEW DATE!!!! 12/20/2011

Approval e-mail 12/21/2011

Card production e-mail 12/27/2011

GREEN CARD ARRIVED 12/31/2011

Resident since 12/21/2011

ROC Timeline

ROC package mailed to VSC 11/22/2013

NOA1 date 11/26/2013

Biometrics date 12/26/2013

Transfer notice to CSC 03/14/2014

Change of address 03/27/2014

Card production ordered 04/30/2014

10-YEAR GREEN CARD ARRIVED 05/06/2014

N-400 Timeline

N-400 package mailed 09/30/2014

N-400 package delivered 10/01/2014

NOA1 date 10/20/2014

Biometrics date 11/14/2014

Early walk-in biometrics 11/12/2014

In-line for interview 11/23/2014

Interview letter 03/18/2015

Interview date 04/17/2015 ("Decision cannot yet be made.")

In-line for oath scheduling 05/04/2015

Oath ceremony letter dated 05/11/2015

Oath ceremony 06/02/2015

I am a United States citizen!

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Ok, thanks for all your replies! :)


 My AOS journey

 

12/22/2016: AOS and I-130 sent

01/10/2017: Checks cashed

01/11/2017: Acceptance confirmation thru e-mails and texts  

01/17/2017: Noa in the mail

01/24/2017: Biometrics appointment letter for 02/02/2017 

02/02/2017: Biometrics taken (I've removed my piercing :(  )

01/30/2017: Got a letter saying I forgot the medical form I-693

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Or you can try another bank where that doesnt matter like TD bank or Bank of America I have accounts at both and my spouse has no SS. They gave him a year but I live in NY and banking laws can vary by state.


Pkg Sent:9/13/16


Received at Chicago Lock box: 9/16/16


Received Texts: 9/30/16


NOA1 Received: 10/4/16 : Receipt Date of 9/19/16


Bio Appt letter Received: 10/12/16


Bio Appt completed: 10/24/16


Card in production: 11/17/16


Combo Card received 11/25/16

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I agree with Chardon Ne. I have no Ssn yet but was able to open an account with Capital one, Bank of America and Chase. Bank of America is no issue . However for the two other banks, I had to negotiate and just let them know I was applying for a green card and would then update them with it as soon as I got it. Just try it out.


Adjustement of Status Pending ( Chicago Lockbox)

Received on 12/12/2016

Checks Cashed 12/22/2016

Noas letters received 12/30

Biometrics Letter received 01/07 

Biometrics appt done ✅ 01/18

Service Request sent 02/25

RFIE sent 03/07 received 03/11

Response delivered 03/16

Uscis case updated 03/21 ( case received 03/20)

Ead/Ap in production 04/05

Ead/Ap mailed 04/11

Ead/Ap received 04/14

 

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