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Ok everyone. We mailed off our I-485 on early July, and they sent us the receipt notice July 28 2016. We then received request of initial evidence for it September 2016. We had made a mistake on the form so we needed to fix that, they needed an official copy of our marriage certificate because we sent a photo copy initially and they also wanted more income evidence. We send off the evidence quickly after then recently, in May 2017 they sent us another request of evidence. This time we need to renew her department of state medical exam because it has expired and they want proof of our actual living together as a married couple (shared life together). They said we could provide proof of shared property (mortgage agreements of payments, property title or property registrations, shared bank accounts etc.) We do have a shared bank account, she has health insurance here and we are both on our vehicle insurance. The issue is that our house is only in my name, and both cars are also in my name (but she is on the vehicle insurance policy because she drives one of the cars). We just haven't added her to the mortgage or put the car in her name because we really never needed to, even though she pays for the car and part of the mortgage. She just puts a certain amount from her personal bank account into our joint account that we pay shared bills with. We are in a time crunch, we have about 3 weeks to get all the proof sent off. Would it be suspicious looking if I added her to the mortgage and car title right now? We have plenty of proof and pictures of us being together since the day we were married. Should we just get the sworn affidavits from people we know and send pictures as well?

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Submit the joint bank accounts from inception of marriage if you have and show her deposits and mutual bill pay arrangements.
Putting the car title and mortgage in both names is fine, you will need it for ROC anyway, it is not suspicious, it's what they

asked for in the RFE. If you have time do it, if not find something else from the ROC guide here on VJ and see if you have
something else you may not be thinking of on that list....wills, power of attorney, 401K, utilites, phone bills, gym card, anything

co mingled and joint. Boarding passes and receipts from trips together, photos and affidavits are fine but secondary evidence

so submit something that shows co habitation and financial mingled loans, accounts, savings.


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I-129F Sent : 3-31-2014, NOA2: 4-6-2014

NVC Received : some dinkelsberry yehoo in the house of clingons send our petition to the wrong consulate.

Consulate Received : July 30,2014 Transfer to right embassy complete.

Interview Date : Oct 22, 2014

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Oct 23 email notification visa approved.
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US Entry : Nov. 21, 2014

Marriage : Dec 27, 2014

AOS send : May 12, 2015, received May 14, 2015 USPS priority

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Biometrics : June 1, 2015 letter received for appointment June 8, 2015, successful walk-in June 1, 2015

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RFE response : June 26, 2015 returned with a boat load full of financial evidence.

UPDATE: July 5, 2015 updated on all 3 cases, RFE received June 30, 2015.

Service request : Aug 12, 2015, letter received that it will be processed within 90 days from receipt of RFE.

UPDATE: Aug 24, 2015, EAD card being produced/ordered. ( 102 days from AOS receipt day and 55 days from RFE response received.) Thank you Jesus !

Emails : Aug 24, 2015, EAD approved, EAD card ordered.

I-797 EAD/AP approval notice received : Aug 27, 2015

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Would it be suspicious looking if I added her to the mortgage and car title right now? We have plenty of proof and pictures of us being together since the day we were married. Should we just get the sworn affidavits from people we know and send pictures as well?

It's nothing wrong to add her as co-owner in your mortgage and your car titles. You should have the notarized affidavits from people know you guys well, along with your pictures with detailed notes on dates and places.


Filed from Dallas, TX

 

PD - 08/29/2016
Biometric Notice - 09/10/2016
Biometric Done - 09/28/2016
I-485 Case Is Ready To Be Scheduled For An Interview - 10/04/2016
EAD New Card Being Produced - 11/04/2016
EAD Card Was Picked Up By USPS - 11/16/2016
EAD Card Was Delivered - 11/18/2016
Interview Notice - 03/16/2017
Interview Done - 04/18/2017, still "Interview is Scheduled"
Infopass Appointment for pending Case Status - 05/16/2017
Case Status changed to "New Card Is Being Produced" - 05/18/2017
Case Was Approved - 05/18/2017
Card Was Mailed To Me - 05/23/2017
Card Was Delivered To Me - 05/25/2017

 

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