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So my wife and I have our AOS interview coming up.  We are trying to gather some of the evidence needed for our interview.  However, we have a slight problem gathering some  of it as we do not have it.  My wife and I are living with my parents right now as we are still trying to buy a house.  We do not have any utility bills, internet bills, tv bills, water bills, rent, etc., since we are living with them.  We also do not have any cell phone bills either since we are on my parents account.  Any idea what I am suppose to do since we do not have any of those things?  Do you think just informing the person interview us of our situation will be good enough?  Thanks.

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K-1 Visa

06/19/2017:  Met online on a dating site (Date in Asia)

11/10/2017:  Met in person 1st time (traveled to Philippines: 11/8/2017 - 11/20/2017)

01/29/2018:  I-129F petition sent to the USCIS Dallas lockbox via USPS

01/31/2018:  I-129F petition delivered and signed by USCIS

02/06/2018:  Check was cashed ($535); Received acceptance confirmation email and text from USCIS; Case being transferred to CSC

02/08/2018:  NOA1 hard copy received via USPS (NOA1 received date: 01/31/2018; NOA1 notice date: 02/05/2018)

08/09/2018:  I-129F petition approved (total wait time: 190 days from received date and 185 days from notice date) 

08/13/2018:  NOA2 hard copy received via USPS

08/22/2018:  NVC received I-129F petition

08/23/2018:  NVC assigned case number

09/03/2018:  Medical exam at SLEC (Day 1)

09/04/2018:  Medical exam at SLEC (Day 2)

09/04/2018:  NVC sent I-129F petition to embassy

09/05/2018:  Embassy received I-129F petition

09/23/2018:  Met in person 2nd time (traveled to Philippines: 09/21/2018 - 10/07/2018)

09/24/2018:  Interview - Approved! (Interview took 236 days from received date and 231 days from notice date)

09/25/2018:  Attended the CFO - GCP session

09/28/2018:  Visa packet in hand (picked up at Robinson's Mall in Bacolod, Philippines)

10/03/2018:  Flew from BCD to MNL and back to get CFO - GCP sticker

10/06/2018:  POE at JFK airport in New York

10/22/2018:  Received marriage license application (applied on 10/17/2018)

11/07/2018:  Received SSN card (applied on 10/24/2018)

11/10/2018:  Married to my Honeybun!

AOS/EAD/AP

11/23/2018:  Packet sent to the USCIS Chicago lockbox via USPS

11/29/2018:  Packet delivered and signed by USCIS

12/05/2018:  Check was cashed ($1225); Received three acceptance confirmation texts (one for each form) from the USCIS

12/11/2018:  NOA1 hard copies received (one for each form) via USPS (NOA1 received date: 11/29/2018; NOA1 notice date: 12/03/2018)

12/13/2018:  Biometrics (ASC) appointment notice hard copy received via USPS (notice date: 12/07/2018)

12/26/2018:  Biometrics (ASC) appointment at 9:00am at the USCIS Application Support Center in Charleston, SC

01/02/2019:  AOS case status update:  Ready to schedule interview

01/09/2019:  AOS case status update:  Interview scheduled

01/12/2019:  Interview appointment notice hard copy received via USPS (notice date: 01/09/2019)

02/19/2019:  Interview for AOS:  I-485

??/??/2019:  Green card received in mail

01/02/2019 *State ID card - Applied and received temporary paper ID....waiting on real physical card ID.

*Added on joint bank accounts and 401K beneficiary and health insurance

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1 minute ago, Tokenfreak said:

So my wife and I have our AOS interview coming up.  We are trying to gather some of the evidenced needed for our interview.  However, we have a slight problem gathering some as we do not have it.  My wife and I are living with my parents right now as we are still trying to buy a house.  We do not have any utility bills, internet bills, tv bills, water bills, rent, etc., since we are living with them.  We also do not have any cell phone bills either since we are on my parents account.  Any idea what I am suppose to do since we do not have any of those things?  Do you think just informing the person interview us of our situation will be good enough?  Thanks.

Get your roommates to write you an Affidavit verifying your living arrangement and that the vouch for your bonafide marriage.

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4 minutes ago, K1visaHopeful said:

Get your roommates to write you an Affidavit verifying your living arrangement and that the vouch for your bonafide marriage.

I have no room mates. It is just me, my wife, and my parents (mom and dad).  Would it be okay if they wrote an affidavit?  If so is there an example somewhere or do I just need to try and write something as I'm not 100% sure how to do one.  Thanks.

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K-1 Visa

06/19/2017:  Met online on a dating site (Date in Asia)

11/10/2017:  Met in person 1st time (traveled to Philippines: 11/8/2017 - 11/20/2017)

01/29/2018:  I-129F petition sent to the USCIS Dallas lockbox via USPS

01/31/2018:  I-129F petition delivered and signed by USCIS

02/06/2018:  Check was cashed ($535); Received acceptance confirmation email and text from USCIS; Case being transferred to CSC

02/08/2018:  NOA1 hard copy received via USPS (NOA1 received date: 01/31/2018; NOA1 notice date: 02/05/2018)

08/09/2018:  I-129F petition approved (total wait time: 190 days from received date and 185 days from notice date) 

08/13/2018:  NOA2 hard copy received via USPS

08/22/2018:  NVC received I-129F petition

08/23/2018:  NVC assigned case number

09/03/2018:  Medical exam at SLEC (Day 1)

09/04/2018:  Medical exam at SLEC (Day 2)

09/04/2018:  NVC sent I-129F petition to embassy

09/05/2018:  Embassy received I-129F petition

09/23/2018:  Met in person 2nd time (traveled to Philippines: 09/21/2018 - 10/07/2018)

09/24/2018:  Interview - Approved! (Interview took 236 days from received date and 231 days from notice date)

09/25/2018:  Attended the CFO - GCP session

09/28/2018:  Visa packet in hand (picked up at Robinson's Mall in Bacolod, Philippines)

10/03/2018:  Flew from BCD to MNL and back to get CFO - GCP sticker

10/06/2018:  POE at JFK airport in New York

10/22/2018:  Received marriage license application (applied on 10/17/2018)

11/07/2018:  Received SSN card (applied on 10/24/2018)

11/10/2018:  Married to my Honeybun!

AOS/EAD/AP

11/23/2018:  Packet sent to the USCIS Chicago lockbox via USPS

11/29/2018:  Packet delivered and signed by USCIS

12/05/2018:  Check was cashed ($1225); Received three acceptance confirmation texts (one for each form) from the USCIS

12/11/2018:  NOA1 hard copies received (one for each form) via USPS (NOA1 received date: 11/29/2018; NOA1 notice date: 12/03/2018)

12/13/2018:  Biometrics (ASC) appointment notice hard copy received via USPS (notice date: 12/07/2018)

12/26/2018:  Biometrics (ASC) appointment at 9:00am at the USCIS Application Support Center in Charleston, SC

01/02/2019:  AOS case status update:  Ready to schedule interview

01/09/2019:  AOS case status update:  Interview scheduled

01/12/2019:  Interview appointment notice hard copy received via USPS (notice date: 01/09/2019)

02/19/2019:  Interview for AOS:  I-485

??/??/2019:  Green card received in mail

01/02/2019 *State ID card - Applied and received temporary paper ID....waiting on real physical card ID.

*Added on joint bank accounts and 401K beneficiary and health insurance

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4 minutes ago, Tokenfreak said:

I have no room mates. It is just me, my wife, and my parents (mom and dad).  Would it be okay if they wrote an affidavit?  If so is there an example somewhere or do I just need to try and write something as I'm not 100% sure how to do one.  Thanks.

Roommates= ppl you live with. In your case, those are your parents.

Google "Greencard Affidavit from friends and family". There is much info.

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5 minutes ago, Tokenfreak said:

I have no room mates. It is just me, my wife, and my parents (mom and dad).  Would it be okay if they wrote an affidavit?  If so is there an example somewhere or do I just need to try and write something as I'm not 100% sure how to do one.  Thanks.

Yes, your parents can write affidavits. You can also ask someone else: a mutual friend, a neighbor, a co-worker, ... basically anyone who has witnessed and  is willing to attest to your relationship. I mean, you gotta have friends that you went out to dinners or to the bar or maybe you both went to company Christmas party, ... whatever. So you want to get like 3-4 affidavits.

 

Also, you must have tax returns file jointly. That's good evidence. Joint checking accounts, savings accounts, credit card accounts, retirement accounts, ...

Evidence that you guys are beneficiaries on each other's insurance policies.

 

Basically, they are looking for evidence that you commingle your lives together, as most people who are married do. So the more of that you can provide, the better.

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6 minutes ago, K1visaHopeful said:

Roommates= ppl you live with. In your case, those are your parents.

Google "Greencard Affidavit from friends and family". There is much info.

OK thanks I will search that.

 

2 minutes ago, USS_Voyager said:

Yes, your parents can write affidavits. You can also ask someone else: a mutual friend, a neighbor, a co-worker, ... basically anyone who has witnessed and  is willing to attest to your relationship. I mean, you gotta have friends that you went out to dinners or to the bar or maybe you both went to company Christmas party, ... whatever. So you want to get like 3-4 affidavits.

 

Also, you must have tax returns file jointly. That's good evidence. Joint checking accounts, savings accounts, credit card accounts, retirement accounts, ...

Evidence that you guys are beneficiaries on each other's insurance policies.

 

Basically, they are looking for evidence that you commingle your lives together, as most people who are married do. So the more of that you can provide, the better.

OK thanks for the information.  We won't be able to have joint tax returns as we only got married in November 2018 and our interview is in February 2019.  I never even get all my stuff to do taxes until usually around the first week of March so I hope that won't be an issue as its impossible.  I have her added on one of checking accounts, but it is with her maiden name not married name.  They refused to change it until she has a green card, despite showing them the marriage license and certificate. :(  I added her as an authorized user on my credit card, but it still only shows me on the statements.  The reason being is because they told me they don't do joint credit cards only a authorized user to use my card only.  I did add her as a beneficiary to my retirement account, but not sure how I prove that she is listed. I contacted my 401K company for a confirmation document, but they have yet to respond. My wife doesn't have life insurance yet and mine is through where I work so I am not sure how to add her?  I know what they are looking for we are just having a difficult time gathering this evidence and in a timely matter.  We thought we had a year before the interview and now we have a matter of a few weeks at most.  Thanks for your help and information, very much appreciated.


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K-1 Visa

06/19/2017:  Met online on a dating site (Date in Asia)

11/10/2017:  Met in person 1st time (traveled to Philippines: 11/8/2017 - 11/20/2017)

01/29/2018:  I-129F petition sent to the USCIS Dallas lockbox via USPS

01/31/2018:  I-129F petition delivered and signed by USCIS

02/06/2018:  Check was cashed ($535); Received acceptance confirmation email and text from USCIS; Case being transferred to CSC

02/08/2018:  NOA1 hard copy received via USPS (NOA1 received date: 01/31/2018; NOA1 notice date: 02/05/2018)

08/09/2018:  I-129F petition approved (total wait time: 190 days from received date and 185 days from notice date) 

08/13/2018:  NOA2 hard copy received via USPS

08/22/2018:  NVC received I-129F petition

08/23/2018:  NVC assigned case number

09/03/2018:  Medical exam at SLEC (Day 1)

09/04/2018:  Medical exam at SLEC (Day 2)

09/04/2018:  NVC sent I-129F petition to embassy

09/05/2018:  Embassy received I-129F petition

09/23/2018:  Met in person 2nd time (traveled to Philippines: 09/21/2018 - 10/07/2018)

09/24/2018:  Interview - Approved! (Interview took 236 days from received date and 231 days from notice date)

09/25/2018:  Attended the CFO - GCP session

09/28/2018:  Visa packet in hand (picked up at Robinson's Mall in Bacolod, Philippines)

10/03/2018:  Flew from BCD to MNL and back to get CFO - GCP sticker

10/06/2018:  POE at JFK airport in New York

10/22/2018:  Received marriage license application (applied on 10/17/2018)

11/07/2018:  Received SSN card (applied on 10/24/2018)

11/10/2018:  Married to my Honeybun!

AOS/EAD/AP

11/23/2018:  Packet sent to the USCIS Chicago lockbox via USPS

11/29/2018:  Packet delivered and signed by USCIS

12/05/2018:  Check was cashed ($1225); Received three acceptance confirmation texts (one for each form) from the USCIS

12/11/2018:  NOA1 hard copies received (one for each form) via USPS (NOA1 received date: 11/29/2018; NOA1 notice date: 12/03/2018)

12/13/2018:  Biometrics (ASC) appointment notice hard copy received via USPS (notice date: 12/07/2018)

12/26/2018:  Biometrics (ASC) appointment at 9:00am at the USCIS Application Support Center in Charleston, SC

01/02/2019:  AOS case status update:  Ready to schedule interview

01/09/2019:  AOS case status update:  Interview scheduled

01/12/2019:  Interview appointment notice hard copy received via USPS (notice date: 01/09/2019)

02/19/2019:  Interview for AOS:  I-485

??/??/2019:  Green card received in mail

01/02/2019 *State ID card - Applied and received temporary paper ID....waiting on real physical card ID.

*Added on joint bank accounts and 401K beneficiary and health insurance

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I wouldn't be too terribly worried about it. We have the AOS interview coming up Wednesday and don't really have much in the way of evidence outside of pictures. They understand that K-1s will have limited commingling. Honestly if you married a USC and they moved in with you you wouldn't run out and get their name put on every bill in the house. We were unsuccessful in getting an SSN so she basically has zero things in her name. Seems easier to wait until she has ID and SSN in her married name to do all that stuff anyway. Just my thoughts, I can let you know how the interview turns out in a couple of days.

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17 minutes ago, ThomasNC1988 said:

I wouldn't be too terribly worried about it. We have the AOS interview coming up Wednesday and don't really have much in the way of evidence outside of pictures. They understand that K-1s will have limited commingling. Honestly if you married a USC and they moved in with you you wouldn't run out and get their name put on every bill in the house. We were unsuccessful in getting an SSN so she basically has zero things in her name. Seems easier to wait until she has ID and SSN in her married name to do all that stuff anyway. Just my thoughts, I can let you know how the interview turns out in a couple of days.

I completely agree with you.  Hopefully, they understand all of this and they should.  We were fortunate enough to get her SSN, but they won't allow us to change it to her last name until we have her green card.  Good luck and I hope to hear back from you after your interview.


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K-1 Visa

06/19/2017:  Met online on a dating site (Date in Asia)

11/10/2017:  Met in person 1st time (traveled to Philippines: 11/8/2017 - 11/20/2017)

01/29/2018:  I-129F petition sent to the USCIS Dallas lockbox via USPS

01/31/2018:  I-129F petition delivered and signed by USCIS

02/06/2018:  Check was cashed ($535); Received acceptance confirmation email and text from USCIS; Case being transferred to CSC

02/08/2018:  NOA1 hard copy received via USPS (NOA1 received date: 01/31/2018; NOA1 notice date: 02/05/2018)

08/09/2018:  I-129F petition approved (total wait time: 190 days from received date and 185 days from notice date) 

08/13/2018:  NOA2 hard copy received via USPS

08/22/2018:  NVC received I-129F petition

08/23/2018:  NVC assigned case number

09/03/2018:  Medical exam at SLEC (Day 1)

09/04/2018:  Medical exam at SLEC (Day 2)

09/04/2018:  NVC sent I-129F petition to embassy

09/05/2018:  Embassy received I-129F petition

09/23/2018:  Met in person 2nd time (traveled to Philippines: 09/21/2018 - 10/07/2018)

09/24/2018:  Interview - Approved! (Interview took 236 days from received date and 231 days from notice date)

09/25/2018:  Attended the CFO - GCP session

09/28/2018:  Visa packet in hand (picked up at Robinson's Mall in Bacolod, Philippines)

10/03/2018:  Flew from BCD to MNL and back to get CFO - GCP sticker

10/06/2018:  POE at JFK airport in New York

10/22/2018:  Received marriage license application (applied on 10/17/2018)

11/07/2018:  Received SSN card (applied on 10/24/2018)

11/10/2018:  Married to my Honeybun!

AOS/EAD/AP

11/23/2018:  Packet sent to the USCIS Chicago lockbox via USPS

11/29/2018:  Packet delivered and signed by USCIS

12/05/2018:  Check was cashed ($1225); Received three acceptance confirmation texts (one for each form) from the USCIS

12/11/2018:  NOA1 hard copies received (one for each form) via USPS (NOA1 received date: 11/29/2018; NOA1 notice date: 12/03/2018)

12/13/2018:  Biometrics (ASC) appointment notice hard copy received via USPS (notice date: 12/07/2018)

12/26/2018:  Biometrics (ASC) appointment at 9:00am at the USCIS Application Support Center in Charleston, SC

01/02/2019:  AOS case status update:  Ready to schedule interview

01/09/2019:  AOS case status update:  Interview scheduled

01/12/2019:  Interview appointment notice hard copy received via USPS (notice date: 01/09/2019)

02/19/2019:  Interview for AOS:  I-485

??/??/2019:  Green card received in mail

01/02/2019 *State ID card - Applied and received temporary paper ID....waiting on real physical card ID.

*Added on joint bank accounts and 401K beneficiary and health insurance

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29 minutes ago, Tokenfreak said:

OK thanks I will search that.

 

OK thanks for the information.  We won't be able to have joint tax returns as we only got married in November 2018 and our interview is in February 2019.  I never even get all my stuff to do taxes until usually around the first week of March so I hope that won't be an issue as its impossible.  I have her added on one of checking accounts, but it is with her maiden name not married name.  They refused to change it until she has a green card, despite showing them the marriage license and certificate. :(  I added her as an authorized user on my credit card, but it still only shows me on the statements.  The reason being is because they told me they don't do joint credit cards only a authorized user to use my card only.  I did add her as a beneficiary to my retirement account, but not sure how I prove that she is listed. I contacted my 401K company for a confirmation document, but they have yet to respond. My wife doesn't have life insurance yet and mine is through where I work so I am not sure how to add her?  I know what they are looking for we are just having a difficult time gathering this evidence and in a timely matter.  We thought we had a year before the interview and now we have a matter of a few weeks at most.  Thanks for your help and information, very much appreciated.

As an authorized user she gets her own card. Take copies of both your credit cards, that's proof both of you are on the same account.


K-1: 12-22-2015 - 09-07-2016 (260 days)

AP: 12-20-2016 - 04-07-2017 (108 days)

EAD: 01-18-2017 - 05-30-2017 (132 days)

AOS: 12-20-2016 - 07-26-2017 (217 days)

 

ROC: 04-19-2019 earliest filing date

 

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Like others have stated have the parents write an affidavit of support stating they are okay with you guys living there while saving for a house, etc. we did that as well as showed proof my father owned the house (deed). Is she on your health insurance or car insurance? Can show photocopied IDs that show you reside at same address. 


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I-129f

Service Center : Texas Service Center   Transferred? California Service Center on 8/11/14

Consulate : Port au Prince, Haiti             I-129F Sent : 4/14/2014

I-129F NOA1 : 4/24/14                            I-129F NOA2 : 9/10/14

NVC Received : 9/24/14                          NVC Left : 9/26/14

Consulate Received : 10/6/14 CEAC status changed to ready

Packet 3 Received : 10/27/14 packet received by petitioner in USA ( beneficiary never received packet 3)

Medical: 10/30/14 Dr. Buteau                  Medical picked up: 11/3/14

Packet 3 Sent : 11/10/13.. Had to schedule interview appointment and attach confirmation receipt to packet

Packet 4 Received : never received ..does it even exist?

Interview Date : 12/1/14                           Interview Result : Approved !

Visa Received : 12/10/14 picked up at Jacmel location

US Entry : 12/15/14 Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Apply for Social Security Card: 12/30/14 Connecticut

Marriage: 1/26/15

 

Adjustment of Status

CIS Office : Hartford                                  Filed : 3/18/15

NOA : 3/25/15                                            Biometrics : 4/15/15

Approved: 8/31/15                                     Received: 9/8/15

 

EAD

CIS Office : Hartford                                  Filed : 3/18/15

NOA : 3/25/15                                            Approved: 6/12/15

Received: 6/20/15

 

Removal of Conditions I-751

Filed: 8/14/17 at VSC                                 NOA: 8/15/17 Received 8/21 by mail

Biometrics: Dated: 8/25/17   Received 9/2/17   Appointment 9/11/17 

Approved 

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You can print a simple rental agreement online and fill it out with your parents and have all of you sign it, so you have some kind of "lease" too.

 

Either way, you have nothing to worry about. The IO will realize you haven't been married long at all, and that therefore you won't  have much, if any, proof.

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K-1: 12-22-2015 - 09-07-2016 (260 days)

AP: 12-20-2016 - 04-07-2017 (108 days)

EAD: 01-18-2017 - 05-30-2017 (132 days)

AOS: 12-20-2016 - 07-26-2017 (217 days)

 

ROC: 04-19-2019 earliest filing date

 

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Since your phone bill is under your parents, is it possible to print something that shows your name? 


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2011-10-31 US Entry with CR1
2013-09-02 ROC filed
2013-09-12 NOA
2014-03-05 Biometrics
2014-03-24 Approved
2014-05-05 Green card received
2016-08-02 N400 filed
2016-08-12 NOA
2016-09-02 Biometrics
2017-05-04 Interview
2017-07-05 Oath Ceremony

 


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29 minutes ago, Scandi said:

As an authorized user she gets her own card. Take copies of both your credit cards, that's proof both of you are on the same account.

Great idea! I will definitely do that! Thanks!

28 minutes ago, Luckycuds said:

Like others have stated have the parents write an affidavit of support stating they are okay with you guys living there while saving for a house, etc. we did that as well as showed proof my father owned the house (deed). Is she on your health insurance or car insurance? Can show photocopied IDs that show you reside at same address. 

Ok, I'll see if my dad can find his deed to the house and get some affidavit wrote up they can sign.  She is on my health insurance.  I wonder if I could just bring a medical bill that was from her doctors appointment and a copy of my insurance card so they can see she is on it?  She doesn't drive and has never drove so I don't see the point on adding her on my car insurance.  She has yet to get her state ID. They said they would mail it to us, but we are still waiting

25 minutes ago, Scandi said:

You can print a simple rental agreement online and fill it out with your parents and have all of you sign it, so you have some kind of "lease" too.

 

Either way, you have nothing to worry about. The IO will realize you haven't been married long at all, and that therefore you won't  have much, if any, proof.

OK cool I will look that up to and might do that . Great idea thanks!

1 minute ago, little immigrant said:

Since your phone bill is under your parents, is it possible to print something that shows your name? 

Maybe,  I will see if I can login to the online account and see if I can print numbers or something and show that is her phone and mine.  Thanks.


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K-1 Visa

06/19/2017:  Met online on a dating site (Date in Asia)

11/10/2017:  Met in person 1st time (traveled to Philippines: 11/8/2017 - 11/20/2017)

01/29/2018:  I-129F petition sent to the USCIS Dallas lockbox via USPS

01/31/2018:  I-129F petition delivered and signed by USCIS

02/06/2018:  Check was cashed ($535); Received acceptance confirmation email and text from USCIS; Case being transferred to CSC

02/08/2018:  NOA1 hard copy received via USPS (NOA1 received date: 01/31/2018; NOA1 notice date: 02/05/2018)

08/09/2018:  I-129F petition approved (total wait time: 190 days from received date and 185 days from notice date) 

08/13/2018:  NOA2 hard copy received via USPS

08/22/2018:  NVC received I-129F petition

08/23/2018:  NVC assigned case number

09/03/2018:  Medical exam at SLEC (Day 1)

09/04/2018:  Medical exam at SLEC (Day 2)

09/04/2018:  NVC sent I-129F petition to embassy

09/05/2018:  Embassy received I-129F petition

09/23/2018:  Met in person 2nd time (traveled to Philippines: 09/21/2018 - 10/07/2018)

09/24/2018:  Interview - Approved! (Interview took 236 days from received date and 231 days from notice date)

09/25/2018:  Attended the CFO - GCP session

09/28/2018:  Visa packet in hand (picked up at Robinson's Mall in Bacolod, Philippines)

10/03/2018:  Flew from BCD to MNL and back to get CFO - GCP sticker

10/06/2018:  POE at JFK airport in New York

10/22/2018:  Received marriage license application (applied on 10/17/2018)

11/07/2018:  Received SSN card (applied on 10/24/2018)

11/10/2018:  Married to my Honeybun!

AOS/EAD/AP

11/23/2018:  Packet sent to the USCIS Chicago lockbox via USPS

11/29/2018:  Packet delivered and signed by USCIS

12/05/2018:  Check was cashed ($1225); Received three acceptance confirmation texts (one for each form) from the USCIS

12/11/2018:  NOA1 hard copies received (one for each form) via USPS (NOA1 received date: 11/29/2018; NOA1 notice date: 12/03/2018)

12/13/2018:  Biometrics (ASC) appointment notice hard copy received via USPS (notice date: 12/07/2018)

12/26/2018:  Biometrics (ASC) appointment at 9:00am at the USCIS Application Support Center in Charleston, SC

01/02/2019:  AOS case status update:  Ready to schedule interview

01/09/2019:  AOS case status update:  Interview scheduled

01/12/2019:  Interview appointment notice hard copy received via USPS (notice date: 01/09/2019)

02/19/2019:  Interview for AOS:  I-485

??/??/2019:  Green card received in mail

01/02/2019 *State ID card - Applied and received temporary paper ID....waiting on real physical card ID.

*Added on joint bank accounts and 401K beneficiary and health insurance

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1 hour ago, Tokenfreak said:

OK thanks I will search that.

 

OK thanks for the information.  We won't be able to have joint tax returns as we only got married in November 2018 and our interview is in February 2019.  I never even get all my stuff to do taxes until usually around the first week of March so I hope that won't be an issue as its impossible.  I have her added on one of checking accounts, but it is with her maiden name not married name.  They refused to change it until she has a green card, despite showing them the marriage license and certificate. :(  I added her as an authorized user on my credit card, but it still only shows me on the statements.  The reason being is because they told me they don't do joint credit cards only a authorized user to use my card only.  I did add her as a beneficiary to my retirement account, but not sure how I prove that she is listed. I contacted my 401K company for a confirmation document, but they have yet to respond. My wife doesn't have life insurance yet and mine is through where I work so I am not sure how to add her?  I know what they are looking for we are just having a difficult time gathering this evidence and in a timely matter.  We thought we had a year before the interview and now we have a matter of a few weeks at most.  Thanks for your help and information, very much appreciated.

it only took you 3 months from filing for AOS to the interview? I'm curious because my timeline is about 10 days later than you and I would never expect  the interview to be so soon  😳

 

sorry, off topic :D 

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2 minutes ago, stacyt said:

it only took you 3 months from filing for AOS to the interview? 😳

 

sorry, off topic :D 

Yeah not even quite 3 months from our NOA1 date.  Our NOA1 date was Dec. 3, 2018 and our Interview is on Feb. 19, 2019.  I thought it was going to take like a year from what I was seeing online, but we for some reason moved very quick.  I see some people say it just depends on your local office. So I guess ours is quick.  


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K-1 Visa

06/19/2017:  Met online on a dating site (Date in Asia)

11/10/2017:  Met in person 1st time (traveled to Philippines: 11/8/2017 - 11/20/2017)

01/29/2018:  I-129F petition sent to the USCIS Dallas lockbox via USPS

01/31/2018:  I-129F petition delivered and signed by USCIS

02/06/2018:  Check was cashed ($535); Received acceptance confirmation email and text from USCIS; Case being transferred to CSC

02/08/2018:  NOA1 hard copy received via USPS (NOA1 received date: 01/31/2018; NOA1 notice date: 02/05/2018)

08/09/2018:  I-129F petition approved (total wait time: 190 days from received date and 185 days from notice date) 

08/13/2018:  NOA2 hard copy received via USPS

08/22/2018:  NVC received I-129F petition

08/23/2018:  NVC assigned case number

09/03/2018:  Medical exam at SLEC (Day 1)

09/04/2018:  Medical exam at SLEC (Day 2)

09/04/2018:  NVC sent I-129F petition to embassy

09/05/2018:  Embassy received I-129F petition

09/23/2018:  Met in person 2nd time (traveled to Philippines: 09/21/2018 - 10/07/2018)

09/24/2018:  Interview - Approved! (Interview took 236 days from received date and 231 days from notice date)

09/25/2018:  Attended the CFO - GCP session

09/28/2018:  Visa packet in hand (picked up at Robinson's Mall in Bacolod, Philippines)

10/03/2018:  Flew from BCD to MNL and back to get CFO - GCP sticker

10/06/2018:  POE at JFK airport in New York

10/22/2018:  Received marriage license application (applied on 10/17/2018)

11/07/2018:  Received SSN card (applied on 10/24/2018)

11/10/2018:  Married to my Honeybun!

AOS/EAD/AP

11/23/2018:  Packet sent to the USCIS Chicago lockbox via USPS

11/29/2018:  Packet delivered and signed by USCIS

12/05/2018:  Check was cashed ($1225); Received three acceptance confirmation texts (one for each form) from the USCIS

12/11/2018:  NOA1 hard copies received (one for each form) via USPS (NOA1 received date: 11/29/2018; NOA1 notice date: 12/03/2018)

12/13/2018:  Biometrics (ASC) appointment notice hard copy received via USPS (notice date: 12/07/2018)

12/26/2018:  Biometrics (ASC) appointment at 9:00am at the USCIS Application Support Center in Charleston, SC

01/02/2019:  AOS case status update:  Ready to schedule interview

01/09/2019:  AOS case status update:  Interview scheduled

01/12/2019:  Interview appointment notice hard copy received via USPS (notice date: 01/09/2019)

02/19/2019:  Interview for AOS:  I-485

??/??/2019:  Green card received in mail

01/02/2019 *State ID card - Applied and received temporary paper ID....waiting on real physical card ID.

*Added on joint bank accounts and 401K beneficiary and health insurance

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