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This week I would like to submit my AOS with concurrent filing. Last month my American husband and I married, I am currently here on a J1 visa. The marriage was not planned before as I thought I would have to go back to my country because of my university.

I have some questions regarding the forms...


1) I-131: Mailing address - this form only asks for physical address. Where I am right now physically is the dorms, of course they cannot mail the EAD to the dorms, because I will move out to my husband in two weeks. However, I want to file this week, so everything is in time. Should I put my future address in the physical address? Where will they mail it to?


2) Question regarding my husband. His name is Michael but everyone calls him Mike. Should I put "Mike" in other used names? Or does it not matter? Same for me as I have one name (Anna-Lisa) but everyone calls me Anna.


3) Does everything have to be filled out in capital letters? Or lower?


4) I-864: Do we need the letter of employment AND the last three pay stubs? Are the pay stubs not enough?

5) My husband studied and just started a job last year October, which means a little more than a year. His most recent tax return only shows the amount of 2017 though, which means only $12,000. Because he only had to file for October/November/December. His annual income is, however, way over the 125% for two persons household. We will put it in the annual income field. Will this be enough? Or will they be weird about it? Is this sufficient proof or will this be denied because the last tax shows less than the poverty line? Even though his annual income is much higher? When considering the income do we have to deduct the student loan debt and health insurance?

6) Part 6, question 23a-25 states that he MUST attach a photocopy of the federal income tax return for only the most recent tax year. Means he DOES NOT HAVE TO include 2nd most recent and 3rd most recent, correct???? He does list them but if he does not have to include them he probably should not, correct?

7) If his income is enough, he does not have to list his assets like car, correct?

8) The principal immigrant (which is me) does not have to include the income or checking balance, correct? It is just optional. Because my account is not in the USA.

9) We did not see any field where we would have to put the student loan debt. Did we miss something?


Thank you for your help!!!!!!!!

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1. use your permanent address not your dorm


2. Michael is his legal name. mike is a nick name. you use legal names on legal documents


3. all caps


4. you need both as well as previous years tax transcripts


5. you enter current earnings/ current annual pay. You do not deduct debts. you may need a co sponsor


6. most people include 3 years of tax transcripts


7. you cant use a car as an asset anyways but no


8. correct. the beneficiary does not have to include financials


9. you dont have to list it

i 485, 130, EAD and AP

04/09/2019    NOA1 received/check cashed i 485 and 131

04/19/2019    Rec'd appointment letter for biometrics

05/02/2019    Biometrics

05/15/2019    Submitted initial request for EAD expedite 5/22 faxed info

06/05/2019    EAD APPROVAL!!!!!!!!!!  06/06/2019    AP Approval

06/13/2019    Combo Card Received in Mail

06/19/2019    Social Security Card received in mail

10/07/2019     Received interview date letter for 11/7/19

11/07/2019     AOS Interview-Norfolk

11/10/2019     APPROVED (notification rec'd 11/10, approval dated 11/8)

11/14/2019     Case status update that card is in mail ❤️ received 11/16



Filed everything ourselves from K1, then married, withdrew k1, decided to adjust directly and filed I-130 and AOS ourselves with no RFE's or delays.


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1. Ok because normally when they ask for physical address I put my dorm and mailing address I put my future address. But then I will just put my future address


5. If he earns 30,000 a year after taxes, we don’t need one, correct? 2 people in household and the 125% poverty guideline is $21000 for 2 persons. So it should be fine??


7. Why not a car? It’s a depreciating asset but it’s an asset, right? I just wondered


Thanks for your help! 

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