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I-485 (and additional forms)

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Hi all,

 

I am a K1 VISA beneficiary, I am now married, and I'm finally able to sit down and start the AoS application. I have read the guide on here, as well as the instructions on the I-485, I-131, and the I-765.

 

In the beginning I thought I only had to file these three forms, and file them together. (with all of my evidence of course)

 

I'm not always the best at filtering through the correct information but I do my best, but somehow I've now ended up with 7 different forms, and I was just wanting to check that I had it right, and that they were all necessary.

 

My queries are with regards to the following forms:

 

  • I-130 (Is this to be filed separately, or with the the I-485, I-131, and the I-765)
  • I-130a (as above)
  • I-693 (Does this go with the I-485 as "evidence", or does this get given at the interview?)

 

My paranoia is usually fueled by how old the original posts are, and what updates are applicable etc. I'm almost confident I'm on the right path, I was just hoping for further clarification from anyone who has submitted these forms recently, and how the journey has been so far.

 

Thanks all in advance.


I-129F Submitted: 01 November 2017NOA1 Received: 03 November 2017NOA2 Received: 22 May 2018 | NVC Received: 08 June 2018 | Consulate Received: 06 July 2018 | Medical: 27 July 2018 | Interview: 10 August 2018 (APPROVED) | VISA in Hand: 22 August 2018 | POE: 28 September 2018 :joy:

 

Days between NOA1 until VISA in hand: 292

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2 minutes ago, LeesaMarie said:

Hi all,

 

I am a K1 VISA beneficiary.

My queries are with regards to the following forms:

 

  • NooooI-130 (Is this to be filed separately, or with the the I-485, I-131, and the I-765)
  • NoooooI-130a (as above)
  • NooooooI-693 (Does this go with the I-485 as "evidence", or does this get given at the interview?)

 

 

Edited by K1visaHopeful

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I130/I130a is to be submitted with AOS for ppl who married in the US without being on a K1 Visa. (Ie they had a different Visa status or were illegal).

 

I693 is for ppl who have not completed their medical. You have. Ignore EVERYTHING YOU EVER READ from this point on about redoing your medical/getting an i693 forever more. It does not apply to K1s who completed their medical overseas, have a completed DS3025, and who have filed AOS within one year of the medical exam.

 

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4 minutes ago, K1visaHopeful said:

I130/I130a is to be submitted with AOS for ppl who married in the US without being on a K1 Visa. (Ie they had a different Visa status or were illegal).

 

I693 is for ppl who have not completed their medical. You have. Ignore EVERYTHING YOU EVER READ from this point on about redoing your medical/getting an i693 forever more. It does not apply to K1s who completed their medical overseas, have a completed DS3025, and who have filed AOS within one year of the medical exam.

 

Thanks so much for your speedy response. I will go ahead and submit the original 3 forms with my evidence, including the affidavit.


I-129F Submitted: 01 November 2017NOA1 Received: 03 November 2017NOA2 Received: 22 May 2018 | NVC Received: 08 June 2018 | Consulate Received: 06 July 2018 | Medical: 27 July 2018 | Interview: 10 August 2018 (APPROVED) | VISA in Hand: 22 August 2018 | POE: 28 September 2018 :joy:

 

Days between NOA1 until VISA in hand: 292

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1 minute ago, K1visaHopeful said:

Four.

I485/I864 

I131

I765

Yes, I said the original 3 including the affidavit which is the I-864. Thank you again :)


I-129F Submitted: 01 November 2017NOA1 Received: 03 November 2017NOA2 Received: 22 May 2018 | NVC Received: 08 June 2018 | Consulate Received: 06 July 2018 | Medical: 27 July 2018 | Interview: 10 August 2018 (APPROVED) | VISA in Hand: 22 August 2018 | POE: 28 September 2018 :joy:

 

Days between NOA1 until VISA in hand: 292

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1 hour ago, LeesaMarie said:

Thanks so much for your speedy response. I will go ahead and submit the original 3 forms with my evidence, including the affidavit.

 

You are correct that it is 3 applications. The I-864 and I-693 (needed by some) fall under the I-485 AOS as part of the required evidence. Read the instructions for the EAD and AP because they have their own requirements which will be duplicates of some things in your AOS packet. Example- 2 passport photos go with each application, so you need 6 in all. 

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1 hour ago, Wuozopo said:

 

You are correct that it is 3 applications. The I-864 and I-693 (needed by some) fall under the I-485 AOS as part of the required evidence. Read the instructions for the EAD and AP because they have their own requirements which will be duplicates of some things in your AOS packet. Example- 2 passport photos go with each application, so you need 6 in all. 

I'm so glad this forum exists! I've been going over and over my AOS forms just to make sure I have everything correct and I think I'm in the same boat as the OP. Thanks to all the great advice here I think I'm ready to submit my stuff tomorrow!


I-129f NOA1: 2018-01-26

I-129f NOA2: 2018-08-06

NVC received: 2018-09-04

Interview: 2018-11-14

Visa in hand: 2018-11-22

Entry into US: 2018-12-13

SSN application: 2019-01-08

Marriage: 2019-01-18 (the best bit!)

SSN in hand: 2019-01-28

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3 hours ago, K1visaHopeful said:

I130/I130a is to be submitted with AOS for ppl who married in the US without being on a K1 Visa. (Ie they had a different Visa status or were illegal).

 

 

Or it's the first stage of consular processing? I130 isn't just for AOS.

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Don't forget the G-1145 if you want electronic notifications of status.  (It's an optional form.)


Petitioner: USC | Applicant: B2 | (c)9 AOS (Marriage)

07/31/18: Filed I-130, I-130A

08/01/18: Delivered Potomac Processing Center

08/07/18: Text/Mail Notifications (for I-130)

08/14/18: Hard Copy NOA (for I-130)

08/24/18: Mailed I-485, I-765, I-864

08/27/18: Delivered

08/31/18: Filed

09/04/18: Text Notifications (for I-485, I-765, I-864)

09/06/18: Hard Copy NOA (for I-485, I-765, I-864)

09/14/18: Biometrics letter rec'd

09/26/18: Biometrics appt completed

10/02/18: Ready for interview to be scheduled.

12/18/18: Form I-130 APPROVED!

01/27/19: EAD Approved and card being printed!

02/02/19: Combo card and SSN card arrived!

...Waiting....

 

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1 minute ago, Chocobo said:

Don't forget the G-1145 if you want electronic notifications of status.  (It's an optional form.)

yeah I didn't mention it because it's not a requirement for AoS, and I figured those in my situation would already be aware of the form as we already used it for the initial petition :) thanks 


I-129F Submitted: 01 November 2017NOA1 Received: 03 November 2017NOA2 Received: 22 May 2018 | NVC Received: 08 June 2018 | Consulate Received: 06 July 2018 | Medical: 27 July 2018 | Interview: 10 August 2018 (APPROVED) | VISA in Hand: 22 August 2018 | POE: 28 September 2018 :joy:

 

Days between NOA1 until VISA in hand: 292

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1 hour ago, Mollie09 said:

Or it's the first stage of consular processing? I130 isn't just for AOS.

Inclusive with "other Visa Status" as I130 is another Visa Status.

The OP already stated she was a K1.

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