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F-1 student married a US citizen, but I knew him before coming to US

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Hi everyone! I have been reading forum posts of other people in a similar, yet very different situation to mine and I'd just love to hear your thoughts. I'll give you a quick-ish backstory to my situation. I met my now husband while studying in Canada (he is American). We visited each other back and forth while I finished my degree in Canada. Since I only received an associate's degree I knew I wanted to pursue a bachelor's degree in my field. I decided to apply for an F-1 visa and was approved. We moved in together and I attended school for 2.5 years and graduated with a 4.0. When I initially came here, my intentions weren't to have some quick wedding...aka we just wanted to date while in the same physical place without any plans for the future. In these 2.5 years, we got engaged (were engaged for about a year) and then got married. And now I applied for AOS


My main purpose for coming to USA was to complete my bachelor's degree, which is what I did. But I'm worried that they might suspect I had intentions of staying here because I knew my boyfriend at the time of moving here. Since so many people abuse the visa, I don't want to be put in that category. What are your thoughts on all of this? 



AOS 2017

02/14/17 - AOS, EAD, AP sent to USCIS Chicago 

02/15/17 - Received (day 1)

02/22/17 - Checks cashed and email/text NOA1 sent (day 8)

02/24/17 - 4 NOA1 received in the mail (day 10)

03/24/17 - Biometrics appointment scheduled (day 38)

05/18/17 - Interview Scheduled - online status changed (day 92)

05/20/17 - NOA2 received in the mail (day 94)

05/26/17 - EAD/AP card in production (online notification) (day 100)

06/02/17 - EAD/AP hard copy approval notices in the mail (day 107)

06/03/17 - Combo card received in the mail (day 108)

06/20/17 - Interview - approved on the spot (day 125) 

06/20/17 - New Card Is Being Produced (email notifications) (day 125) 

06/24/17 - Paper notice of I-485 approval (day 129)

06/28/17 - Permanent resident card in mail (day 133)

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You'll be fine applying for AOS

Read up on the Guides above. 


January 16, 2015 I-130 Mailed, Chi lockbox January 20, 2015 Priority Date, January 21, 2015 NOA1 notice date, Assigned VSC, January 23, 2015 Check Cashed, electronically March 5, 2015 NOA2


March 27, 2015 NVC received April 6, 2015 Case#, IIN# assigned April 8, 2015 Paid AOS + IV fee Invoices May 5, 2015 AOS + IV package submitted May 11, 2015 Scan Date

June 11, 2015 DS-260 submitted June 25, 2015 False checklist (for ds260).. hello? June 30, 2015 Answered checklist Aug 5, 2015 Escalated to Supervisor review Aug 13, 2015 Case Complete


Sept 10, 2015 Interview Scheduled Sept 11, 2015 P4 Letter received Sept 21, 2015 file In transit from NVC Sept 23, 2015 file at Embassy

Sept 28, 2015 Medical Oct 14, 2015 Biometrics Oct 15, 2015 Interview (Approved) Oct 19, 2015 IV visa Issued Oct 23, 2015 Passport Pickup


Nov 2, 2015 Entered the US Nov 16, 2015 Applied for SSN, walk-in Nov 20, 2015 Social Security Card recd Jan 15, 2016 GC received

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