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Hello guys,

I haven't posted here for a while, probably since my wife got her green card. Anyway, its time for us to file ROC papers and would like to get some information.

 

1. On the cover and affidavit letters what do we put for service center name and address if we are filing from New Jersey? USCIS website says to send papers to USCIS P.O. BOX 660480 Dallas, TX 75266 and doesn't mention any names.

 

2. This is my list for the cover letter, would it be enough

 

·         Copies of the

    • Passport (visa page) of wife's name
    • Green Card of wife
    • NJ – State issued ID card of wife
    • Social Security card of wife needed?
    • Translated birth certificate of wife needed?
  • US Passport of husband's name
  • NJ – State issued ID card of husband
  • Birth certificate of our son

 

·         Sworn affidavits by my family members attesting to our relationship and marriage. working on this, can it be one page signed by family members or one for each?

·         Copy of the tax statement for 2016 and 2017, and check received with our names on them. do I need 2x 7 pages of the statement or 1st pages are enough?

·         A partial copy of our 2016 and 2017 joint US tax return.

·         A verification of coverage from Geico, a car insurance company. 

·         A letter from Chase bank showing a joint account. I don't use more than one account. Plus wife isn't working

·         A copy of most recent utility bill showing our names. 

·         Pictures from different gatherings with my family

 

Some of my accounts (rent, car financing etc.) were opened long before we got married thus we "share" just a few accounts.

 

3. If we are including g-1145 form, whose name do we put on it?

 

4. When we filed for AOS we weren't called for interview, she just got work authorization and later green card. Would that give us anything during ROC?

 

5. Government shutdown closes USPS too I believe, should I use FedEx/UPS instead to not waste a week or more?

 

 

Thank you all in advance


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29 minutes ago, Mamed said:

Hello guys,

I haven't posted here for a while, probably since my wife got her green card. Anyway, its time for us to file ROC papers and would like to get some information.

 

1. On the cover and affidavit letters what do we put for service center name and address if we are filing from New Jersey? USCIS website says to send papers to USCIS P.O. BOX 660480 Dallas, TX 75266 and doesn't mention any names.

 

2. This is my list for the cover letter, would it be enough

 

·         Copies of the

    • Passport (visa page) of wife's name
    • Green Card of wife
    • NJ – State issued ID card of wife
    • Social Security card of wife needed?
    • Translated birth certificate of wife needed?
  • US Passport of husband's name
  • NJ – State issued ID card of husband
  • Birth certificate of our son

 

·         Sworn affidavits by my family members attesting to our relationship and marriage. working on this, can it be one page signed by family members or one for each?

·         Copy of the tax statement for 2016 and 2017, and check received with our names on them. do I need 2x 7 pages of the statement or 1st pages are enough?

·         A partial copy of our 2016 and 2017 joint US tax return.

·         A verification of coverage from Geico, a car insurance company. 

·         A letter from Chase bank showing a joint account. I don't use more than one account. Plus wife isn't working

·         A copy of most recent utility bill showing our names. 

·         Pictures from different gatherings with my family

 

Some of my accounts (rent, car financing etc.) were opened long before we got married thus we "share" just a few accounts.

 

3. If we are including g-1145 form, whose name do we put on it?

 

4. When we filed for AOS we weren't called for interview, she just got work authorization and later green card. Would that give us anything during ROC?

 

5. Government shutdown closes USPS too I believe, should I use FedEx/UPS instead to not waste a week or more?

 

 

Thank you all in advance

For our package, my husband and I are submitting our marriage certificate (I read a few threads of folks getting an rfe for

this, obviously a copy of my resident card, and we’re including our NY state licenses because they bear the same address (in conjunction with a copy of our lease).  I don’t think you need all the passport stuff, but include it if you’d like :)

 

Likely don’t need her bc or ss card.

 

For our affidavits, there is one per each person we asked, as it should be a

statement of their knowledge, with the exception that my parents signed a combined one.  Basically the one from his aunt says she lives in the same complex and we see her often, and that I have attended his family functions for holidays or other celebrations.  His cousins says that she hangs out with us and regularly communicates with us both, via text and social media.  My parents state that they come here to visit us and that we go there to visit them.  Blah blah blah, these are secondary items of evidence but can be helpful for weaker cases, and were so easy to do, I figured why not. 

 

I would err on the side of caution and send the full return, just to avoid any questions or rfes for the missing pages.

 

Make sure to send the statements from the bank account, so they can see, without question, that it is in regular use.  

 

Also, include in your cover letter the reasoning for any deficiencies, for example, the lease for your home, that way you have addressed it and hopefully they wont ask anything further of it.  

 

Not every relationship fits so nicely into the box of having every type of document, but genuine relationships will succeed with the roc petition.  

 

Good luck -  I’m sure you’re oh so thrilled to re-enter a perpetual state of radio silence waiting for anyone at USCIS to look at your case.  

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27 minutes ago, Cryssiekins said:

For our package, my husband and I are submitting our marriage certificate (I read a few threads of folks getting an rfe for

this, obviously a copy of my resident card, and we’re including our NY state licenses because they bear the same address (in conjunction with a copy of our lease).  I don’t think you need all the passport stuff, but include it if you’d like :)

 

Likely don’t need her bc or ss card.

 

For our affidavits, there is one per each person we asked, as it should be a

statement of their knowledge, with the exception that my parents signed a combined one.  Basically the one from his aunt says she lives in the same complex and we see her often, and that I have attended his family functions for holidays or other celebrations.  His cousins says that she hangs out with us and regularly communicates with us both, via text and social media.  My parents state that they come here to visit us and that we go there to visit them.  Blah blah blah, these are secondary items of evidence but can be helpful for weaker cases, and were so easy to do, I figured why not. 

 

I would err on the side of caution and send the full return, just to avoid any questions or rfes for the missing pages.

 

Make sure to send the statements from the bank account, so they can see, without question, that it is in regular use.  

 

Also, include in your cover letter the reasoning for any deficiencies, for example, the lease for your home, that way you have addressed it and hopefully they wont ask anything further of it.  

 

Not every relationship fits so nicely into the box of having every type of document, but genuine relationships will succeed with the roc petition.  

 

Good luck -  I’m sure you’re oh so thrilled to re-enter a perpetual state of radio silence waiting for anyone at USCIS to look at your case.  

I forgot to add merriage certificate on the list, but I'm including that too. 

 

Didn't think bank statement were important but you make a good point. Will do that. 

 

I did mention why she isn't on some accounts

 

Tax returns - so it be then :)

 

And finally affidavit papers, asked them to do separate. 

 

Thank you. Hopefully more people will  comment here 


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9 hours ago, Mamed said:

Hello guys,

I haven't posted here for a while, probably since my wife got her green card. Anyway, its time for us to file ROC papers and would like to get some information.

 

1. On the cover and affidavit letters what do we put for service center name and address if we are filing from New Jersey? USCIS website says to send papers to USCIS P.O. BOX 660480 Dallas, TX 75266 and doesn't mention any names.

 

2. This is my list for the cover letter, would it be enough

 

·         Copies of the

    • Passport (visa page) of wife's name
    • Green Card of wife
    • NJ – State issued ID card of wife
    • Social Security card of wife needed?
    • Translated birth certificate of wife needed?
  • US Passport of husband's name
  • NJ – State issued ID card of husband
  • Birth certificate of our son

 

·         Sworn affidavits by my family members attesting to our relationship and marriage. working on this, can it be one page signed by family members or one for each?

·         Copy of the tax statement for 2016 and 2017, and check received with our names on them. do I need 2x 7 pages of the statement or 1st pages are enough?

·         A partial copy of our 2016 and 2017 joint US tax return.

·         A verification of coverage from Geico, a car insurance company. 

·         A letter from Chase bank showing a joint account. I don't use more than one account. Plus wife isn't working

·         A copy of most recent utility bill showing our names. 

·         Pictures from different gatherings with my family

 

Some of my accounts (rent, car financing etc.) were opened long before we got married thus we "share" just a few accounts.

 

3. If we are including g-1145 form, whose name do we put on it?

 

4. When we filed for AOS we weren't called for interview, she just got work authorization and later green card. Would that give us anything during ROC?

 

5. Government shutdown closes USPS too I believe, should I use FedEx/UPS instead to not waste a week or more?

 

 

Thank you all in advance

1) USCIS

PO BOX.... 

2) you dont need either of the passports unless there is evidence of trips taken together.

You do not need SSN

You do not need birth certificate of wife

Affidavits, if included, should be one per person.  Do not have a single affidavit with multiple signatures.  They're already not very good evidence, but they should be individual for the person signing them stating how they know you have a genuine marriage. 

Send either the ENTIRE tax returns OR the tax return transcripts.

Send all bank statements of any joint account with regular usage. 

All utilities bills with joint names not just the most recent. 

3) the petitioner now is the foreign spouse. Hers.

4) the NOA1 is the extension letter.  With that and the expired green card is proof of her ongoing status. 

5) you could wait a week to send it as it's supposed to be sent via USPS since it's a PO box. 

 

 

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