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Hey y'all,


We are just about ready to send in our application packet, as soon as we get the I-864 Affidavit forms done... It's been the most stressful one of all... (About those, is an online IRS transcript sufficient or do we need actual tax return forms?)


I was just wondering how the evidence of bona-fide marriage part actually works, if they don't find it sufficient at the time you send it, do they straight up deny your application or do they still schedule the interview and ask during the interview? We will definitely have more to show at the interview than we do now. 


As of today, all I can show is our two joint bank accounts (Bank of America and USAA), him being an authorized driver on my car insurance, and perhaps me being listed as a legal occupant on his apartment lease. He also changed his last name to mine, if that helps convince them... I thought about maybe adding plane tickets we bought together in the past? We usually don't take many photos, just not that kind of people in general. (I suppose this adds to the reasons why we got married haha)


Anyways, any help is appreciated! So thankful I found a community like this :) 

Adjustment of Status from F-1

Day  -16 - 01/01/17 - Married! (Same-Sex)

Day  -01 - 01/17/17 - Sent packet to Chicago Lockbox (FedEx)

Day   00 - 01/18/17 - Packet delivered

Day   07 - 01/25/17 - Email/Text NOA1 (PD 1/18)

Day   08 - 01/26/17 - Checks Cashed & MyUSCIS Works (I-485, I-130, I-131, I-765)

Day   12 - 01/30/17 - Hard Copy of all four NOA1s received in mail

Day   13 - 01/31/17 - Biometrics Appointment Letter received (02/13/17)

Day   19 - 02/06/17 - Biometrics walk-in successful (Arlington, VA)

Day   27 - 02/14/17 - Status changed to RFIE sent

Day   31 - 02/18/17 - RFIE arrived in mail (Forgot joint sponsor's birth certificate)

Day   34 - 02/21/17 - RFIE response delivered

Day   35 - 02/22/17 - Status changed to RFIE received

Day   43 - 03/02/17 - Case Ready to be Scheduled for Interview

Day   92 - 04/21/17 - EAD "New Card is Being Produced"

Day 100 - 04/29/17 - EAD/AP Combo Card Received

Day 184 - 07/21/17 - AR-11 Change of Address Submitted (online)

Day 190 - 07/27/17 - AR-11 Change of Address Confirmed

Day 198 - 08/04/17 - Case Ready to be Scheduled for Interview (again?!)

Day 281 - 10/26/17 - Interview Notice Received - Nov 28

Day 314 - 11/28/17 - Interview Day! (Approved on spot verbally, no paper or online notice yet)

Day 317 - 12/05/17 - Green Card received in mail! (Online status never updated)


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They will almsot always schedule an interview before denying.

You don;t need many photos, but having one or two of everytime you met before you moved in together helps, alone with plane tickets,. hotel receipts etc.

Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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