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Hey everyone! I have a question about utility bills. My husband gets electric bill and I get cable bill. With my I-751 application do I need to submit paper version of the bills for every single month covering 2-year interval?

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Usual advice is at least one per quarter, covering the whole time frame from marrying to filing the I-751


Entry on VWP to visit then-boyfriend 06/13/2011

Married 06/24/2011

Our first son was born 10/31/2012, our daughter was born 06/30/2014, our second son was born 06/20/2017

AOS Timeline

AOS package mailed 09/06/2011 (Chicago Lockbox)

AOS package signed for by R Mercado 09/07/2011

Priority date for I-485&I-130 09/08/2011

Biometrics done 10/03/2011

Interview letter received 11/18/2011

INTERVIEW DATE!!!! 12/20/2011

Approval e-mail 12/21/2011

Card production e-mail 12/27/2011

GREEN CARD ARRIVED 12/31/2011

Resident since 12/21/2011

ROC Timeline

ROC package mailed to VSC 11/22/2013

NOA1 date 11/26/2013

Biometrics date 12/26/2013

Transfer notice to CSC 03/14/2014

Change of address 03/27/2014

Card production ordered 04/30/2014

10-YEAR GREEN CARD ARRIVED 05/06/2014

N-400 Timeline

N-400 package mailed 09/30/2014

N-400 package delivered 10/01/2014

NOA1 date 10/20/2014

Biometrics date 11/14/2014

Early walk-in biometrics 11/12/2014

In-line for interview 11/23/2014

Interview letter 03/18/2015

Interview date 04/17/2015 ("Decision cannot yet be made.")

In-line for oath scheduling 05/04/2015

Oath ceremony letter dated 05/11/2015

Oath ceremony 06/02/2015

I am a United States citizen!

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For proof like this that just shows evidence of cohabitation, I'd even go with once every 6 months.   That should be more than enough.


I-130

May 14, 2016: Sent I-130 Package to Chicago Lockbox

May 18, 2016: Chicago Lockbox received package.

May 20, 2016: NOA1 Notice Date with priority date of May 18. Sent to Nebraska Service Center

May 23, 2016: NOA1 E-mail

Oct 21, 2016: NOA2 Notice by App

Nov 2, 2016: USCIS sent to NVC

 

NVC

Nov 8, 2016: NVC Received

Nov 16, 2016: Case Number Assigned

Nov 18, 2016: DS-261 submitted and AOS fee paid

Nov 23, 2016: IV Fee Invoiced and paid

Nov 30, 2016: IV and AOS Packages Sent (EP)

Dec 4, 2016: DS-260 Submitted

Dec 5, 2016: NVC Scan Date

Dec 6, 2016: NVC 3 N/A and Case Complete on Phone [1 day later!]

Dec 13, 2016: NVC CC e-mail

Dec 15, 2016: Found out interview date by phone

Jan 23, 2017: Interview...Approved!

 

Jan 30, 2017: POE Toronto Pearson Airport

 

Removing Conditions

Nov 2, 2018: Sent I-751 to Arizona Lockbox

Nov 7, 2018: Apparent receipt date (SMS notification on 11/9)

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Glad I found this topic without creating a new one! Several questions to add on:

 

The guide states the following: 

2. Utility bills, credit card bills, and other types of bills which have both of your names on them. Since many utilities will only put a bill in one person's name, some bills in one name and other bills at the same address but in the other spouse's name serve the same purpose: showing your financial & social lives intermingled.

 

Can someone clarify the above on whether it's acceptable that the electric bill is mailed to both of us at the household (shows both names and address), but within the bill the actual payee listed is myself only? Both items are on the same paper.

 

In addition, since we are to file within 3 months - is it worth trying to add the spouse to other utility bills (water, trash, etc) or phone bills and just send 1-2 months worth of copies or not bother at this point?

 

Thank you in advance!


K-1 VISA

Spoiler

 

10/11/16 - I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX
10/17/16 - Delivered to Lewisville, TX

10/17/16 - NOA1 Date on Hard Copy notice (receipt date on NOA1)
10/19/16 - NOA1 Text and Email. Case sent to CSC (notice date on NOA1)

10/24/16 - Online tracking available

10/24/16 - NOA1 Hard Copy received

11/03/16 - NOA2 Approval on website (no text/email)

11/07/16 - NOA2 Hard Copy received

11/28/16 - Medical

11/28/16 - NVC Received I-129F

11/30/16 - NVC Case number assigned

12/06/16 - Embassy Received. Case status set as "Ready"
12/06/16 - Received NVC letter hard copy from NVC

12/19/16 - Interview
12/23/16 - Visa in hand

 

AOS

Spoiler

 

03/13/17 - I-129F mailed to Chicago, IL
03/15/17 - Delivered to Chicago, IL

03/27/17 - Check Cashed
03/28/17 - NOA1 Text

04/01/17 - Biometrics letter

04/20/17 - Biometrics Complete

05/22/17 - Interview letter received

06/29/17 - Interview (approved)

07/14/17 - GC Received

 

ROC

Spoiler

 

04/02/19 - I-751 mailed to TX

xx/xx/xx -

xx/xx/xx -

xx/xx/xx -

 

 

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25 minutes ago, Dmitry07 said:

Glad I found this topic without creating a new one! Several questions to add on:

 

The guide states the following: 

2. Utility bills, credit card bills, and other types of bills which have both of your names on them. Since many utilities will only put a bill in one person's name, some bills in one name and other bills at the same address but in the other spouse's name serve the same purpose: showing your financial & social lives intermingled.

 

Can someone clarify the above on whether it's acceptable that the electric bill is mailed to both of us at the household (shows both names and address), but within the bill the actual payee listed is myself only? Both items are on the same paper.

 

In addition, since we are to file within 3 months - is it worth trying to add the spouse to other utility bills (water, trash, etc) or phone bills and just send 1-2 months worth of copies or not bother at this point?

 

Thank you in advance!

So based on reading comments on other threads as long as you show financial comingling as a whole, you need not add other person to every utility.

You can pick one utility in your name and the other in your spouse's name and take quarterly report from the beginning of your marriage. USCIS likes to see financial docs spanning whole marriage.

If you have bills in only one spouse name, you can give reason for that in cover letter.

Then , for showing same address, you need to show lease,driving license, letters addressed to same address for both you.

For financial comingling, joint accounts,joinlty owned property or vehicles etc,joint taxes IRS transcripts, shared health insurance,wills etc

 

Make sure to send all docs spanning 2-3 years, not just last few months to avoid RFE. (Quarterly statements are good)


01/09/2019  Mailed ROC package via FEDEX to Lewisville,Texas

 01/11/2019  Package delivered to USCIS office

01/16/2019  Received text message with service center as SRC

01/17/2019  Status on https://myaccount.uscis.dhs.gov/ as accepted. Check submitted electronically to my bank. Not cashed yet.

01/18/2019  Check cashed electronically. 

02/07/2019  Called USCIS regarding non delivery of receipt . They asked me to call back after 30 days have expired since delivery

02/11/2019  Called USCIS again regarding non delivery of receipt. Mentioned that license will expire along with greencard on 02/28.

                        The lady filed a request on my behalf so i could schedule infopass.

                        I separately also filed e-request(https://egov.uscis.gov/e-request/displayNDNForm.do?entryPoint=init&sroPageType=ndn

                        by choosing I-751 and other option , before calling USCIS just in case.

02/13/2019 Got callback from USCIS that infopass cannot be scheduled,but they will mail

                       a duplicate notice.

 

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On 1/18/2019 at 11:15 AM, Springleaf said:

So based on reading comments on other threads as long as you show financial comingling as a whole, you need not add other person to every utility.

You can pick one utility in your name and the other in your spouse's name and take quarterly report from the beginning of your marriage. USCIS likes to see financial docs spanning whole marriage.

If you have bills in only one spouse name, you can give reason for that in cover letter.

Then , for showing same address, you need to show lease,driving license, letters addressed to same address for both you.

For financial comingling, joint accounts,joinlty owned property or vehicles etc,joint taxes IRS transcripts, shared health insurance,wills etc

 

Make sure to send all docs spanning 2-3 years, not just last few months to avoid RFE. (Quarterly statements are good)

I'm glad this topic came up.

All our utility bills are in my husband's name but he was able to add me as an authorized user. Hope that won't cause any issues.


AOS timeline

02/21/17 Sent AOS, EAD and AP to the USCIS Lockbox Facility in Chicago via UPS

02/24/17 USCIS received the application

03/14/17 Check was cashed

03/15/17 received NOA1s as text messages and emails( notice date is 03/13/17)

03/21/17 NOA1 hardcopies received in the mail

03/30/17 Biometrics Appointment letter received in the mail

04/11/17 Biometrics appointment

05/07/17 Day 75 -> called USCIS about my EAD/AP status: service request was made; my I-485 is still in the normal time frame

06/01/17 Day 100 since sending AOS to USCIS Chicago Lockbox

06/08/17 Day 107 -> new EAD status: New Card Is Being Produced( No RFE or RFIE)

06/12/17 Received NOA2 Approval Notice for EAD and AP in the mail

06/13/17 New EAD status: Card Was Mailed To Me

06/17/17 Day 116 -> Received EAD/AP combo card in the mail

10/18/17 Day 240 -> Green Card is being produced (no interview)

10/20/17 Day 242 -> Card Was Mailed To Me; Welcome To the United States-letter  was in the mail

10/25/17 Day 247 -> USPS couldn't deliver Green Card due to insufficient address; the mailman was too lazy to leave the letter on the porch

11/14/17  Day 267 -> Appointment at the USCIS Atlanta Field Office to request that USCIS resent my Green Card

11/15/17 Day 268 ->  Called USCIS and talked to an Tier 2 Immigration Officer: My Green Card will be resend to me

12/11/17 Day 294 -> Received a letter from USCIS saying that my Green Card will be resend within the next 30 days

01/09/18 Day 323 -> Filed a paperwork called DHS-7001 in order to talk to a USCIS Ombudsman about USCIS resending my Green Card

03/23/18                 -> My Green Card got finally delivered! :)

07/15/19                  -> File for ROC

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