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Our 90-day window is almost upon us for filing for my husband's ROC. I am supplying what I feel like is pretty basic evidence, but it makes my cover page four pages long!! Can I eliminate any of these? My package is going to be like 10 pounds. Any help is greatly appreciated!

 

Re: Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence

 

1.       $680 personal check for filing fee and biometric service fee re: Form I-751, made payable to “U.S. Department of Homeland Security”;

2.       Form I-1751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, signed by HUSBAND (“HUSBAND”) and WIFE (“WIFE”);

3.       Copy of the front and back of HUSBAND’s Permanent Resident Card (copy);

Re: Supporting documents regarding the bona fides of the marriage between HUSBAND and WIFE;

1.       Marriage certificate of HUSBAND and WIFE (under her maiden name EXAMPLE) evidencing their marriage on July 5, 2015 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, with certified English translation (copy);

2.       Birth certificate of DAUGHTER, daughter born to HUSBAND and WIFE on August 8, 2018 (copy);

3.       Tax return transcripts from 2015 – 2017 showing that HUSBAND and WIFE filed taxes as Married, Filing Separately (when HUSBAND was still living in Mexico) and Married, Filing Jointly (once HUSBAND entered the U.S. as a conditional resident) (copies). Note that their 2018 taxes have not yet been filed as the couple is waiting for their employers to produce W2’s, but they will be filing as Married, Filing Jointly;

4.       W2’s from HUSBAND and WIFE listing their home address together at OUR HOME ADDRESS (copies);

5.       Paystubs for HUSBAND and WIFE listing their home address at OUR HOME ADDRESS (copies);

6.       Monthly statements from HUSBAND and WIFE’s joint checking account through Ally Bank since the account opened in June 2017, with full transaction history showing deposits from both of their employers, payments for bills and money spent on outings together;

7.       Name Change Form from Ally bank showing WIFE changing from her maiden name to her married name in June 2017 (copy);

8.       Monthly bills for HUSBAND and WIFE’s joint lease of Subaru Impreza showing HUSBAND and WIFE as responsible parties, beginning in March 2018 at the time of purchase (copies);

9.       Bills for HUSBAND and WIFE’s joint ownership of Mercedes car, financed through Wings Financial, showing HUSBAND and WIFE as responsible parties, beginning at the time of purchase in May 2018 (copies);

10.   Monthly bills from HUSBAND and WIFE’s joint cell phone account through AT&T beginning in July of 2017 (copies);

11.   Screenshot of joint Sun Country credit card account showing HUSBAND and WIFE as authorized users (copy);

12.   Car insurance slips for WIFE and HUSBAND through American Family Insurance, showing they were and are both insured on their joint cars (copies);

13.   Application for Coverage through WIFE’s employer requesting to add HUSBAND to her health benefits upon his arrival to the U.S. (copy);

14.   HUSBAND and WIFE’s health insurance cards showing them as insured members together through Medica (copies);

15.   Car title of Honda Civic, owned by WIFE and HUSBAND, combined with receipt of sale (copy);

16.   HUSBAND and WIFE’s drivers licenses listing their home address together at OUR HOME ADDRESS (copies);

17.   E-mails between WIFE and Bell Bank/Edina Realty Title documenting that HUSBAND was still in Mexico when WIFE purchased their home at OUR HOME ADDRESS showing that it was not possible to get HUSBAND on the title because he was not living in the U.S.;

18.   Closing Disclosure form from Bell Bank made out to HUSBAND and WIFE with information about final pricing for their home at OUR HOME ADDRESS (copy);

19.   Gas bills through CenterPoint Energy listing HUSBAND and WIFE as the customers at their home at OUR HOME ADDRESS (copies);

20.   Payments through Moneygram to cover child support for HUSBAND’s children DAUGHTER’S NAME and SON’S NAME, made out to their mother, HUSBAND’S EX made from HUSBAND and WIFE’s joint checking account (please note that Moneygram requires the first account holder’s name, meaning payments are listed as coming from only WIFE and not HUSBAND) (copies);

21.   WIFE’s term life insurance beneficiary designation page though Securian Group Insurance and her employer, listing HUSBAND as primary beneficiary (copy);

22.   Registration confirmation for tour of the Birthplace where HUSBAND and WIFE’s daughter DAUGHTER was to be born (copy);

23.   Complete copy of WIFE’s U.S. passport, travel documentation evidencing WIFE’s numerous trips to Puerto Vallarta to visit HUSBAND since February 2015 (copy);

24.   Copy of letter from WIFE’s father (DAD’S NAME) to WIFE at their home in Mexico, while she was living there (copy);

25.   WIFE’s telephone bills from before HUSBAND’s arrival in the U.S. evidencing constant communication between HUSBAND and WIFE (copies);

26.   Mexican Public Health Insurance Membership Policy for WIFE (with certified English translation of relevant excerpts) and HUSBAND’s Mexican federal identification card evidencing WIFE and HUSBAND’s cohabitation while together in Puerto Vallarta (July 2015 to November 2015) (copy);

27.   Invitation to friends and family for HUSBAND and WIFE’s wedding reception in June 2017 in celebration of HUSBAND’s arrival to the U.S. (copy);

28.   Various photographs of HUSBAND and WIFE with family and friends (copies);

Edited by afortunada


Married: 5-July-2015
I-130 Petition Sent: 11-May-2016
NSC Received (Our Priority Date): 12-May-2016
NOA2 Received: 30-September-2016 141 days for I-130 approval
NOA2 Hard Copy Received: 06-October-2016
Petition Sent to NVC: 17-October-2016 17 days for petition to be sent to NVC
NVC Received: 21-October-2016 4 days to be received at NVC
NVC Case Number Assigned: 31-October-2016 10 days for case number to be assigned
NVC Welcome Letter Received: 3-November-2016 @ 12:10 AM 3 days from case number assigned until Welcome Letter received and invoices unlocked
IV and AOS Fees Unlocked: 3-November-2016 @ 7:00 AM
IV and AOS Fees Paid: 3-November-2016
DS-260 Unlocked: 7-November-2016 2.5 business days for DS-260 to be unlocked
DS-260 Submitted: 8-November-2016
AOS and IV Documents Sent: 9-November-2016
Scan Date: 14-November-2016 5 days to receive scan date due to a holiday/weekend
Medical expedite requested: 14-December-2016
Medical expedite approved at consulate: 19-December-2016 Expedite approved with consulate but denied at NVC; still need to wait for case complete
Case on Supervisor Review: 22-December-2016
Case sent to the Review Department: 13-January-2017
Case Complete: 24-January-2017     10 weeks and 2 days at NVC before case completed
Case arrived at consulate/CEAC status "Ready": 1-February-2017
Interview: 21-February-2017   We scheduled our own interview because we had an approved medical expedite with the consulate. By sheer luck we got such a quick interview date because someone cancelled their appointment less than 20 minutes prior
Interview Result: Approved!!
Visa Issued: 21-February-2017     Visa issued same day as interview
DHL tracking information received: 22-February-2017     DHL tracking number appeared 28 hours after interview, scheduled for delivery the next day
Visa in hand: 23-Feb-2017
US POE (Minneapolis): 26-Feb-2017

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You have very good evidence.  Because you do, you may be able to send QUARTERLY bank and utility statements.  Our package looked kind of like yours, and we had 4 pounds.  We went quarterly and we were fine.

 

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It looks like you have lots of great evidence. Honestly, I would just organize it well and have the cover letter (like you're doing) and send it. My cover letter was two pages long, but had similar stuff to yours. My personal opinion is send more and hopefully avoid RFE's.

 

I think though that the most important evidence is evidence that finances are tied, joint taxes and then proof that you live together with a lease or deed, etc. Since you couldn't add her to the title, it seems like you have lots of evidence to indicate that you are living together. All the utility bills, evidence of trips, etc is secondary and not actually required, just supplements the evidence that you have a legitimate marriage.

 

You could probably lighten up on the secondary items and be just fine, but if you have them, I personally would just send them too.

 

With the Bank statements, I just sent 1 per quarter since I moved so it wasn't so much. It shows the history and pattern, but is a lot less paper. Maybe you could do that?

 

Hope that helps


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04/21/2014: Submitted I-129F

05/29/2014: NOA2 via email

01/20/2015: Visa Received

03/15/2015: POE

04/01/2015: Married!! (L)

04/11/2015: Submitted AOS / EAD / AP

10/09/2015: Green Card Approved

07/20/2017: Submitted I-751 ROC

07/27/2017: NOA1 Received

10/14/2017: Biometrics Waived

10/27/2018: ROC Approved

 

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27 minutes ago, afortunada said:

Our 90-day window is almost upon us for filing for my husband's ROC. I am supplying what I feel like is pretty basic evidence, but it makes my cover page four pages long!! Can I eliminate any of these? My package is going to be like 10 pounds. Any help is greatly appreciated!

 

Re: Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence

 

1.       $680 personal check for filing fee and biometric service fee re: Form I-751, made payable to “U.S. Department of Homeland Security”;

2.       Form I-1751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, signed by HUSBAND (“HUSBAND”) and WIFE (“WIFE”);

3.       Copy of the front and back of HUSBAND’s Permanent Resident Card (copy);

Re: Supporting documents regarding the bona fides of the marriage between HUSBAND and WIFE;

1.       Marriage certificate of HUSBAND and WIFE (under her maiden name EXAMPLE) evidencing their marriage on July 5, 2015 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, with certified English translation (copy);

2.       Birth certificate of DAUGHTER, daughter born to HUSBAND and WIFE on August 8, 2018 (copy);

3.       Tax return transcripts from 2015 – 2017 showing that HUSBAND and WIFE filed taxes as Married, Filing Separately (when HUSBAND was still living in Mexico) and Married, Filing Jointly (once HUSBAND entered the U.S. as a conditional resident) (copies). Note that their 2018 taxes have not yet been filed as the couple is waiting for their employers to produce W2’s, but they will be filing as Married, Filing Jointly;

4.       W2’s from HUSBAND and WIFE listing their home address together at OUR HOME ADDRESS (copies);

5.       Paystubs for HUSBAND and WIFE listing their home address at OUR HOME ADDRESS (copies);

6.       Monthly statements from HUSBAND and WIFE’s joint checking account through Ally Bank since the account opened in June 2017, with full transaction history showing deposits from both of their employers, payments for bills and money spent on outings together;

7.       Name Change Form from Ally bank showing WIFE changing from her maiden name to her married name in June 2017 (copy);

8.       Monthly bills for HUSBAND and WIFE’s joint lease of Subaru Impreza showing HUSBAND and WIFE as responsible parties, beginning in March 2018 at the time of purchase (copies);

9.       Bills for HUSBAND and WIFE’s joint ownership of Mercedes car, financed through Wings Financial, showing HUSBAND and WIFE as responsible parties, beginning at the time of purchase in May 2018 (copies);

10.   Monthly bills from HUSBAND and WIFE’s joint cell phone account through AT&T beginning in July of 2017 (copies);

11.   Screenshot of joint Sun Country credit card account showing HUSBAND and WIFE as authorized users (copy);

12.   Car insurance slips for WIFE and HUSBAND through American Family Insurance, showing they were and are both insured on their joint cars (copies);

13.   Application for Coverage through WIFE’s employer requesting to add HUSBAND to her health benefits upon his arrival to the U.S. (copy);

14.   HUSBAND and WIFE’s health insurance cards showing them as insured members together through Medica (copies);

15.   Car title of Honda Civic, owned by WIFE and HUSBAND, combined with receipt of sale (copy);

16.   HUSBAND and WIFE’s drivers licenses listing their home address together at OUR HOME ADDRESS (copies);

17.   E-mails between WIFE and Bell Bank/Edina Realty Title documenting that HUSBAND was still in Mexico when WIFE purchased their home at OUR HOME ADDRESS showing that it was not possible to get HUSBAND on the title because he was not living in the U.S.;

18.   Closing Disclosure form from Bell Bank made out to HUSBAND and WIFE with information about final pricing for their home at OUR HOME ADDRESS (copy);

19.   Gas bills through CenterPoint Energy listing HUSBAND and WIFE as the customers at their home at OUR HOME ADDRESS (copies);

20.   Payments through Moneygram to cover child support for HUSBAND’s children DAUGHTER’S NAME and SON’S NAME, made out to their mother, HUSBAND’S EX made from HUSBAND and WIFE’s joint checking account (please note that Moneygram requires the first account holder’s name, meaning payments are listed as coming from only WIFE and not HUSBAND) (copies);

21.   WIFE’s term life insurance beneficiary designation page though Securian Group Insurance and her employer, listing HUSBAND as primary beneficiary (copy);

22.   Registration confirmation for tour of the Birthplace where HUSBAND and WIFE’s daughter DAUGHTER was to be born (copy);

23.   Complete copy of WIFE’s U.S. passport, travel documentation evidencing WIFE’s numerous trips to Puerto Vallarta to visit HUSBAND since February 2015 (copy);

24.   Copy of letter from WIFE’s father (DAD’S NAME) to WIFE at their home in Mexico, while she was living there (copy);

25.   WIFE’s telephone bills from before HUSBAND’s arrival in the U.S. evidencing constant communication between HUSBAND and WIFE (copies);

26.   Mexican Public Health Insurance Membership Policy for WIFE (with certified English translation of relevant excerpts) and HUSBAND’s Mexican federal identification card evidencing WIFE and HUSBAND’s cohabitation while together in Puerto Vallarta (July 2015 to November 2015) (copy);

27.   Invitation to friends and family for HUSBAND and WIFE’s wedding reception in June 2017 in celebration of HUSBAND’s arrival to the U.S. (copy);

28.   Various photographs of HUSBAND and WIFE with family and friends (copies);

Very nice package.  I will keep this as a reference for my wife's package in a few months.


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  • Texas Service Center after transfer from Nebraska
  • Consulate :Taipei, Taiwan
  • Marriage: 7/30/2015
  • I-130 NOA1 : 4/27/2016
  • I-130 Approved :9/8/2016
  • Case received at NVC: 10/11/2016                               
  • Case # and IIN#: 10/24/2016
  • AOS Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • AOS Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • IV Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • IV Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • DS-260 Completed: 10/28/16
  • Scan Date:11/9/2016
  • Supervisor review: 12/21/16 
  • Checklist: 1/13/17 
  • Case Complete: 4/10/17
  • Interview Date: 5/8/17 
  • Visa  "ISSUED": 5/10/17
  • Visa and Passport in hand/Flight to USA Booked!!!: 5/12/17  
  • POE Dallas DFW on June 22, 2017
  • SS Card received : 7/3/2017
  • 2-year Green Card received in mail: 7/15/17
 

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Imho theres some evidence you could definitely cut out (example: marriage certificate... they know you are/were married, phone bills from before arrival) and you could do quarterly statements as mentioned.  

Edited by NikLR

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