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Good morning, I have a AOS interview coming up  next month. I am not working 6 months now just had a baby almost two months, so I don’t have much evidence. My marriage is real so far we filed tax together, joint checking account  of course we have a child together but that’s about it . my name is not on the lease cause my husband and his mother pays the rent and all the bills is split between both of them too  what can I do?? Do you think am going to have problem because I don’t have a whole heap a evidence??

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What evidence did you submit originally? What additional evidence do you have now? Any photos from places you've gone together & things you've done together, or family gatherings? Beneficiary on any accounts (retirement, insurances, etc.)?

How long have you been together?

 

Is the joint account actually used jointly (i.e. it's not just an account in both your names but only 1 person primarily uses it)?


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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Have your mother-in-law write an affidavit that you are living with her as a married couple, contribute to bills, etc.

 

Congrats on your baby---Do you have shared health insurance?  That's also another piece of evidence.

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July 14, 2017 (Day 00) -  Submitted N400 Application, filed online

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July 25, 2017 (Day 11) - Biometrics PDF posted online

July 28, 2017 (Day 14) - Biometrics letter received in the mail, appointment for 08/08/17

Aug 08, 2017 (Day 24) - Biometrics (fingerprinting) completed

Aug 14, 2017 (Day 30) - Online EGOV status shows "Interview Scheduled, will mail appointment letter"

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So you gave birth with no insurance? Ouch...that likely was a hefty bill.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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18 minutes ago, geowrian said:

So you gave birth with no insurance? Ouch...that likely was a hefty bill.

My bank account shuddered. My bill was $47k. I'm guessing OP has other insurance of some sort? I hope anyway. 

 

26 minutes ago, BOGLE 1983 said:

No we dont. My husband get his insurance from his work but it’s way too expensive to add me & the baby.

Do you have a cell phone? Do you personally have any bills with your name, in your address? Do you have any memberships of any sort, like Costco or something, with both of you on it as a household? Amazon Prime account? 

 

The fact that you both use your joint account is really not that bad already. We personally don't have a lease or a mortgage, and my name is not on the deed to the house. A lot of our bills weren't joint either, but we have different bills with one name or another, all to the same address. This caused no issues.

 

If you're short on "bills" sort of evidence and don't feel like your joint account paints a complete enough picture, you could just get crative. I don't know how much the IO would care for frilly things like memberships or newspaper subscriptions (maybe not at all), but at least it would show some effort. 

 

You could show the joint bank account, an affidavit from your spouse's mother that you live together, your child's birth certificate, copies of the bills your spouse pays, copy of the bills your mother in law pays (this to show that the full picture is that the bills are paid fairly by all those residing in the home, where you're taking care of the baby and not currently working, which is fair to you all), any bills in your name including things like your cell phone which may be paid by your husband but shows your address together. Then anything that proves you also live there with them. Vacations, memberships, etc. Obviously joint taxes and pictures. 

 

I think you'll be fine. It's not like your situation makes no sense. You're not working and you just had a baby, so what are you going to pay bills with? 


Adjusting from TN to GC as spouse of USC

2015-11-23: Last TN received at CBP

2017-06-12: Married

2018-06-25: Mailed I-485, I-864, I-130/I-130A, and I-765 to USCIS

2018-07-24: Biometrics appointment

2018-08-28: Expedite request submitted for EAD via USCIS support line

2018-09-21: EAD and SSN received in the mail

2018-10-11: Case is ready to be scheduled for interview

2018-10-31: Interview is scheduled

2018-11-21: TN expired

2018-12-11: AOS Interview - approved 

2018-12-18: Green Card received

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On 2/4/2019 at 1:29 AM, BOGLE 1983 said:

Good morning, I have a AOS interview coming up  next month. I am not working 6 months now just had a baby almost two months, so I don’t have much evidence. My marriage is real so far we filed tax together, joint checking account  of course we have a child together but that’s about it . my name is not on the lease cause my husband and his mother pays the rent and all the bills is split between both of them too  what can I do?? Do you think am going to have problem because I don’t have a whole heap a evidence??

Several things come to mind:

I would ask the landlord if they can add you as an occupant. That may be an option. You do not have to be employed to be on the lease, either. Just ask.

 

Some ideas for you:

 

1. You may submit a notarized affidavit of residence stating where you live and how long you have lived there. Here is an example. https://www.wikihow.com/Write-a-Letter-for-Proof-of-Residence

 

2. An Advanced Health Care Directive. No one is too young for one AND USCIS takes this document very seriously. You can find an example specific to your state's laws here http://www.caringinfo.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3289 I highly recommend getting this document. In the event that -God forbid- anything ever happens to you and you are not able to make medical/end-of-life decisions for yourself, you want to make sure that your loved ones know exactly what your wishes are. I am not going to sugarcoat it. It is a morbid conversation to have but it is worth doing - not just for USCIS.

 

3. Emergency Contact Information. Your husband likely has you listed as his emergency contact at work. Print that page. If you have him listed as your Emergency Contact anywhere, with your physician for example, print that. 

 

4. Beneficiary of Life insurance/401K. If your husband has life insurance and/or 401K, he should list you as his beneficiary. Print the beneficiary page.

 

5. Your Child's birth certificate. Your husband's name should be on it. That is evidence.

 

6. Any bills related to raising your child (food/doctor visits/anything).

 

7. Notarized Financial Power of attorney.

Here is an example 

 

LIMITED POWER OF ATTORNEY

Date: ____________________ 

Principal: I, ___________________________________
Name of principal

hereby name and appoint:
Attorney-in-fact: ______________________________________
Name of Attorney-in-fact
to be my Agent (attorney-in-fact) to act for me in any lawful way with respect to the following initialed subjects:

INITIAL 
______ (A) Manage Real estate
1. The powers of the Attorney include, but are not limited to, at public or private sale, the right to buy, sell, convey, bargain, assign, grant, transfer, lease and grant options or amend or modify any leases or options, on any and all real property owned by me now or in the future, including my homestead. Also, my Attorney may exchange, borrow against or mortgage any real property owned by me. Also, my Attorney may obtain liability, property damage, theft, flood, and any other type insurance. 
2. Execute and deliver deeds, transfers, mortgages, charges, leases, assignments, surrenders, releases and other instruments required for any such purpose.
______(B) Banking transactions
1. To do any act that I can do through an agent with a bank or other financial institutions. This power includes, but is not limited to, the power to:
2. Open, maintain, close bank accounts (including, but not limited to, checking accounts, saving accounts, certificates of deposit), brokerage accounts, retirement plan accounts, and other similar accounts with financial institutions;
3. Conduct any business with any banking or financial institution with respect to any of my accounts, including but not limited to , making deposits and withdrawals, negotiating or endorsing any checks or other instruments, with respect to any such account, obtaining bank statements, money orders, warrants and certificates and vouchers payable to me by any person, firm, corporation or political entity;
________ (C) Retirement benefit transactions
1. To act for me and represent my interests in all matters affecting my retirement savings or pension plan I may have. This power includes, but is not limited to, the power to continue contributions, change contributions amounts, change investment strategies and options, move assets to other plans, receive and manage payouts. My agent cannot add himself as a beneficiary unless he is already a designated beneficiary as of the signing of this document.

Right to Compensation. My Agent will receive no compensation except for the reimbursement of all out of pocket expenses associated with the carrying of my wishes. 
REVOCATION - The Principal has the right to revoke this Limited Power of Attorney Form at any time.
I am fully informed as to all the contents of this form and understand the full import of this grant of powers to my Agent. 

Signed this _______ day of _______________, 20____


______________________________ 
Principal

______________________________ ______________________________
Signature of first witness Signature of second witness

STATE OF FLORIDA COUNTY OF _________ 

The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me this ____ day of __________ of 20____, by ____________________________________________________________ _______________ 
who is personally known to me or who produced ______________________________________ as identification and who did not take an oath. 
______________________________________ 
Notary Public (Print name) 
______________________________________ Seal
Notary Public (Signature)

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Marriage-based AOS - Concurrent filing.
03/14/2018 - AOS package sent via FedEx to Chicago Lockbox.
03/16/2018 - FedEx confirmation of delivery to USCIS.
03/28/2018 - Four Email/Text notifications 11:18pm; 11:21pm; 11:24pm; 11:27pm.
04/02/2018 - Four I-797 Notice of Action letters received by mail.
04/06/2018 - Biometrics Appointment Notice for 04/18/17.
04/12/2018 - Biometrics Walk-in - Mission accomplished.
04/13/2018 - "We reviewed your biometrics and are still processing your case" - updated 04/15/2018

04/23/2018 - "Case is ready to be scheduled for an interview"

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