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Hello everyone! It's been a little while since I've posted, I'm getting used to life in the US and thinks are really wonderful with my husband, so I'm just pretty happy letting the AOS trundle along.

However, we got an RFE! The strange thing is that it's asking for something we're almost certain we submitted. It says: 
"The Petitioner/sponsor, NAME, on Form I-864, Affidavit of Supports, must submit a complete Federal income tax return submitted to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for the most recent tax year."

Is this not the W2 form? We 100% included that in the original submission?
Since then, he's actually quit that job and got a new job where we now live, which is Chicago. 
Should we get a copy of and resubmit that original W2 again, assuming they lost it, or are we missing something here? 

Thank you so much for any replies! <3

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2 minutes ago, JackCassidyMusic said:

Hello everyone! It's been a little while since I've posted, I'm getting used to life in the US and thinks are really wonderful with my husband, so I'm just pretty happy letting the AOS trundle along.

However, we got an RFE! The strange thing is that it's asking for something we're almost certain we submitted. It says: 
"The Petitioner/sponsor, NAME, on Form I-864, Affidavit of Supports, must submit a complete Federal income tax return submitted to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for the most recent tax year."

Is this not the W2 form? We 100% included that in the original submission?
Since then, he's actually quit that job and got a new job where we now live, which is Chicago. 
Should we get a copy of and resubmit that original W2 again, assuming they lost it, or are we missing something here? 

Thank you so much for any replies! ❤️

No it is not the W2. It refers to a photocopy of the actual 2017 income tax return or most preferably, a IRS transcript of that tax return.

 

A W2 only shows your income and deductions. It does not prove you filed taxes.

 

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4 minutes ago, JackCassidyMusic said:

Hello everyone! It's been a little while since I've posted, I'm getting used to life in the US and thinks are really wonderful with my husband, so I'm just pretty happy letting the AOS trundle along.

However, we got an RFE! The strange thing is that it's asking for something we're almost certain we submitted. It says: 
"The Petitioner/sponsor, NAME, on Form I-864, Affidavit of Supports, must submit a complete Federal income tax return submitted to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for the most recent tax year."

Is this not the W2 form? We 100% included that in the original submission?
Since then, he's actually quit that job and got a new job where we now live, which is Chicago. 
Should we get a copy of and resubmit that original W2 again, assuming they lost it, or are we missing something here? 

Thank you so much for any replies! ❤️

You need to submit either an IRS Return Transcript or the 1040 form that you filed in 2017 with the w2s and or 1095 (if any). Unfortunately, the W2 itself is not a tax return form.  You can get the IRS transcript here https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript  

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Exactly - a W-2 doesn't show that you filed taxes. You need the 1040 + W-2 + any the schedules. Or just do a tax transcript.


Timelines:

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AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

10/24/18: Green card produced

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

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I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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10 minutes ago, JackCassidyMusic said:

Hello everyone! It's been a little while since I've posted, I'm getting used to life in the US and thinks are really wonderful with my husband, so I'm just pretty happy letting the AOS trundle along.

However, we got an RFE! The strange thing is that it's asking for something we're almost certain we submitted. It says: 
"The Petitioner/sponsor, NAME, on Form I-864, Affidavit of Supports, must submit a complete Federal income tax return submitted to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for the most recent tax year."

Is this not the W2 form? We 100% included that in the original submission?
Since then, he's actually quit that job and got a new job where we now live, which is Chicago. 
Should we get a copy of and resubmit that original W2 again, assuming they lost it, or are we missing something here? 

Thank you so much for any replies! ❤️

 

 

https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript


08/15/2014 : Met Online

06/30/2016 : I-129F Packet Sent

07/08/2016 : NOA 1 Received

08/25/2016 : NOA 2 Received (48 days)

11/08/2016 : Interview - APPROVED!

11/18/2016 : Visa in hand

11/23/2016 : POE - Dallas, Texas

From sending of I-129F petiton to POE - 146 days.

 

02/03/2017 - Married 

 

02/24/2017 - AOS packet sent

03/06/2017 - NOA1's received via text

03/31/2017 - Biometrics appointment Completed

06/01/2017 - EAD/AP Combo Card Received in mail

12/06/2017 - I-485 Approved

12/14/2017 - Green Card Received in mail - No Interview

 

 

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The COMPLETE tax return required is a photocopy or printout of all the paper forms and schedules in your return PLUS wage statements such as the W2 or 1099. 

 

Or get (order/print) an IRS supplied TAX RETURN TRANSCRIPT.

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I got the exact same RFE, the difference is I actually sent in my IRS transcript, W2, paystub, etc. So it's clear they lost it.

 

Doesn't matter now, on monday I sent in every single tax document possible from the IRS website on my 2017 taxes. (there's 3 to 4 different categories on the IRS website and I pulled tranccitps from all of them) Plus tax returns and W2 from previous years.  

 

They'll love the 15+ papers of tax documents I sent them and I doubt I'll be receiving any RFE on it again. 😉

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2 hours ago, Rocko20 said:

I got the exact same RFE, the difference is I actually sent in my IRS transcript, W2, paystub, etc. So it's clear they lost it.

 

Doesn't matter now, on monday I sent in every single tax document possible from the IRS website on my 2017 taxes. (there's 3 to 4 different categories on the IRS website and I pulled tranccitps from all of them) Plus tax returns and W2 from previous years.  

 

They'll love the 15+ papers of tax documents I sent them and I doubt I'll be receiving any RFE on it again. 😉

Same situation here and I did the same, lol.

 

Seems like they are having troubles with tax files lately.


K1 Application Timeline - 326 days from NOA1 to visa in hand

Spoiler

2017

 

May 9   - K1 Visa Application mailed in
May 11 - Application received at lock box
May 15 - NOA1 received - Text/E-mail
May 16 - Check cashed
May 19 - Paper copy of NOA1 received
Oct 31 - NOA2 received - Text/E-mail {169 days from NOA1}
Nov 3 - Paper copy of NOA2 received
Nov 29 & Dec 11 - Contacted NVC, they said they had not received our case
Dec 28 - NVC e-mailed, they said they received and mailed our case to the Embassy

2018

 

Jan 25 - Contacted Embassy, they said the case was processing
Feb 19 - Sent Packet 3 (hoping to hurry the process along)
Feb 22 - Embassy e-mailed us and told us to schedule our interview (interview scheduled!)

Mar 6 - Actually received Packet 3 information in the mail (glad a friend told us to just go ahead and send it, that took so long)
April 4 - Interview (we were accepted!) {155 days from NOA2}
April 6 - Im
migration packet for border patrol and Passport arrived at his house (we paid for premium shipping)
April 26 - He entered the US on his K1 Visa

April 27 - We got married!! <3 <3 <3

 

 

AOS Timeline

Spoiler

2018

July 5 - AOS Application mailed in

July 7 - Application received at lock box

July 11 - Debit account we are paying with was charged

July 12 - NOA1 received - Text/E-mail

 

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It's concerning to me because if they lose things like that, if they did not get accidentally shredded then they could end up in the wrong hands. 


ROC from CR-1 visa (Green Card expiration date was Nov 24th 2016)

 

Link to the evidence I submitted. Be sure to send evidence spanning your entire marriage (especially for K-1) or as far back as you can. Just one or two bank statements will not cut it. I primarily focused on the two years of living here since I came in on a CR-1. If you don't have the fundamentals (i.e. joint accounts/policies), you can explain why in the covering letter. E.g. "While we do not have joint utilities, we both contribute to them from our joint bank account".

 

September 26th 2016: I-751 package sent to CSC

September 28th 2016: Package delivered
September 30th 2016: Check cashed
October 3rd 2016: NOA1 received with receipt date of 09/28/16
November 3rd 2016: Biometrics received with appointment date of 11/14/16.
November 14th 2016: Attended biometrics appointment
October 30th 2017: Infopass appointment to get I-551 stamp
February 26th 2018: I-751 case number (aka the NOA1 receipt number) becomes trackable
March 14th 2018: Submitted service request due to being outside of processing time.

March 15th 2018: ROC approved. 535 days (1 year, 5 months and 17 days)

March 29th 2018: Card being produced

April 4th 2018: Card mailed out

April 6th 2018: Card in hand. Has incorrect "resident since" date. Submitted service request on I-751 case (typographical error on permanent resident card) and an I-90 online.

April 2018 - August 7th 2018: Tons of service requests, emails and now senator involvement to get my corrected green card back because what the heck, USCIS. Also some time in May I sent a letter to Potomac telling them I want to withdraw my I-90 since CSC were handling it.

August 8th 2018: Card in production thanks to the direct involvement of Senator Sherrod Brown's team

August 13th 2018: Card mailed

August 15th 2018: Card in hand with correct date. :joy:

October 31st 2018: Potomac sends out a notice stating they have closed out my I-90 per my request. Yay for no duplicate card drama.

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Easy to get these 

just walk into IRS office with SS card and photo ID

and ask for a transcript

when u send this in wit,h copy of W2's , make sure u write your case #,  both names and both DOB's on each and every paper

they do misplace and u r not suppose to staple or bind so they get separated the stacks on a desk

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23 hours ago, Nikki14 said:

Same situation here and I did the same, lol.

 

Seems like they are having troubles with tax files lately.

That's a relief, thank goodness I wasn't the only one lol. 

 

 I was always a bit skeptic about some of the stories of USCIS losing paperwrook on people but now I've experienced it firsthand lol. 

 

Let's all hope they don't lose it again

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10 minutes ago, Rocko20 said:

That's a relief, thank goodness I wasn't the only one lol. 

 

 I was always a bit skeptic about some of the stories of USCIS losing paperwrook on people but now I've experienced it firsthand lol. 

 

Let's all hope they don't lose it again

Yeah, not like our K1 where they lost our papers (they were sent to canada but no one had any idea where they were) for like two months. 😥

 

I was sweating it then.


K1 Application Timeline - 326 days from NOA1 to visa in hand

Spoiler

2017

 

May 9   - K1 Visa Application mailed in
May 11 - Application received at lock box
May 15 - NOA1 received - Text/E-mail
May 16 - Check cashed
May 19 - Paper copy of NOA1 received
Oct 31 - NOA2 received - Text/E-mail {169 days from NOA1}
Nov 3 - Paper copy of NOA2 received
Nov 29 & Dec 11 - Contacted NVC, they said they had not received our case
Dec 28 - NVC e-mailed, they said they received and mailed our case to the Embassy

2018

 

Jan 25 - Contacted Embassy, they said the case was processing
Feb 19 - Sent Packet 3 (hoping to hurry the process along)
Feb 22 - Embassy e-mailed us and told us to schedule our interview (interview scheduled!)

Mar 6 - Actually received Packet 3 information in the mail (glad a friend told us to just go ahead and send it, that took so long)
April 4 - Interview (we were accepted!) {155 days from NOA2}
April 6 - Im
migration packet for border patrol and Passport arrived at his house (we paid for premium shipping)
April 26 - He entered the US on his K1 Visa

April 27 - We got married!! <3 <3 <3

 

 

AOS Timeline

Spoiler

2018

July 5 - AOS Application mailed in

July 7 - Application received at lock box

July 11 - Debit account we are paying with was charged

July 12 - NOA1 received - Text/E-mail

 

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