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My mother has a B1 / B2 multiple entry visa valid until 2026. She is arriving in the US on Friday - travelling by herself for the first time internationally and I just wanted to make sure that she has everything she needs. Other than her passport with her visa, she will have all of our contact information and address as well as her itinerary showing her return dates. Is there anything else that she may need, like a letter from me stating she will be here visiting etc or a letter from her employer stating she will be on vacation and returning to work on  1 May 2019? 

 

I just want to give her some information of what to expect when she arrives.



Removal of Conditions

02/28/19    - Sent ROC package to Lewisville, TX by UPS. 

03/05/19    - Delivered to Lewisville, TX by UPS. 

03/09/09    - Received text message from USCIS stating original receipt to follow in mail and a receipt number starting with SRC

03/12/19   - $680 bank check was cashed electronically

03/16/19   - Received I-797 NOA dated 03/08/19

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She has the visa so she has done the hard part.

 

No harm in being prepared though. I took all the documents that I took to the interview (letter from employer saying when I am due back, payslips, contract) the first time I travelled on my B2. Was I ever asked for any of them, during the interview or at the POE? No.

 

I didn't bother taking them for subsequent visits (I travelled to the US every 6-8 weeks), never had any problems what so ever.

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A letter from you will not do anything to demonstrate her reason to leave the US on time. Skip that. The rest is fine.


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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She'll have the return ticket, so that's good. She just needs to he honest and confident about her vacation plans and return if asked by CBP. 


I-751 journey

 

10/16/2017.......... ROC package mailed

10/18/2017.......... I-751 package received VSC

10/19/2017.......... I-797 NOA date

10/30/2017.......... Notice received in mail

10/30/2017.......... Check cashed

11/02/2017.......... Conditional GC expired

11/22/2017.......... Biometrics completed

  xx/xx/xxxx.......... waiting waiting waiting

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