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I-485 interview - Lawful Permanent Resident.

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Hi.

 

I have searched answers, but the most common answer is "get an attorney".

 

Can someone please give me an example of a specific document that establishes my eligibility for Lawful Permanent Resident status?

 

I will be popping down to the USCIS office over the next days with some other questions to help clarify what exactly I need to take to the interview, given that nearly 150 pages were submitted with the I-485 application last year.

 

Many thanks.

 

 

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Since you are adjusting from K-1 the only claim you have to permanent residence is your marriage to United State Citizen. Proof that the marriage is a true and honest union not entered for the purpose of obtaining immigration benefits. 

 

As such there is no one magical specific document, but they look at totality of your case, combination of funds intermingling, common domicile, shared bills, etc. At least that is my understanding.

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Your interview letter will have a list of documents & it states "use this as your checklist" so why do you need to make an appointment to clarify what to bring?

For eligibility for Lawful permanent resident status, if you applied from a K1 fiancé visa, its your I-129F NOA2 letter that the USC petitioner would've received by mail.

Take a certified copy of your Marriage certificate too (it already states this on the interview letter anyways)


K1 Fiance Visa Journey - From sending I-129F to Visa in hand = 295 days📅

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10th-Oct-2017 I-129F sent to Dallas Lockbox

13th-Oct-2017 - I-129F received 

17th-Oct-2017 - NOA1 

19th-Apr-2018 - NOA2 :dance:
8th-May-2018 - NVC received our case

14-May-2018 NVC case # assigned
29-June-2018 - Medical

20-July-2018 - Interview - APPROVED! :dancing:

01-Aug-2018 Visa in hand 🎉
13-Oct-2018 - POE:dancing:
17-Nov-2018- Married:wub:

 

AOS, EAD, AP Journey :star: - From sending I-485 to 2 year conditional Green card in hand = 152 days📅
6th-Dec-2018 - I-485, I-765, I-131 packet sent to Chicago Lockbox
11th-Dec-2018 - I-485, I-765, I-131 packet received in Chicago
17th-Dec-2018 - Received txt notifications
18-Dec-2018 - Check cashed
17-Dec-2018 - NOA1 on USCIS online case status
24-Dec-2018 - x3 NOA1 letter's received in the mail:thumbs:
31-Dec-2018 - Biometrics appointment letter received in the mail
31-Dec-2018 - USCIS online case status for just AOS changed to 'Request for Initial evidence mailed' :(
07-Jan-2019 - Biometrics appointment👍
07-Jan-2019 - Request for Initial evidence letter received - request is for complete Federal tax return for most recent tax year (we did send with original packet...:angry:)

10-Jan-2019 - Sent back initial evidence request documents by mail:clock:
15-Jan-2019 - USCIS online case status for AOS (I-485) changed to 'Response to USCIS' Request for Evidence was received':thumbs:
20-Mar-2019 - USCIS online case status for AOS (I-485) changed to "Case is Ready to be scheduled an Interview" 

26-Mar-2019 - USCIS online case status for AOS (I-485) changed to "Interview was Scheduled"

30-Mar-2019 - Letter with interview date received in the mail!!!!!!! :D

30-Apr-2019 - AOS Interview!  :star: - APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
30-Apr-2019 - USCIS online case status for AOS (I-485) changed to "New Card is being produced" 
03-May-2019 - AOS (I-485) Approval notice letter received in the mail
03-May-2019 - USCIS online case status for AOS (I-485) changed to "Card was mailed to Me"

07-May-2019 - 2 year conditional Green card in hand! :dance:

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3 minutes ago, Shiran said:

There was this posted, though I cannot vouch for accuracy of it.

 

 

USCIS send an interview date letter & it has a list of all the documents to bring, the OP should have this info if they have the interview letter already
 


K1 Fiance Visa Journey - From sending I-129F to Visa in hand = 295 days📅

Spoiler

10th-Oct-2017 I-129F sent to Dallas Lockbox

13th-Oct-2017 - I-129F received 

17th-Oct-2017 - NOA1 

19th-Apr-2018 - NOA2 :dance:
8th-May-2018 - NVC received our case

14-May-2018 NVC case # assigned
29-June-2018 - Medical

20-July-2018 - Interview - APPROVED! :dancing:

01-Aug-2018 Visa in hand 🎉
13-Oct-2018 - POE:dancing:
17-Nov-2018- Married:wub:

 

AOS, EAD, AP Journey :star: - From sending I-485 to 2 year conditional Green card in hand = 152 days📅
6th-Dec-2018 - I-485, I-765, I-131 packet sent to Chicago Lockbox
11th-Dec-2018 - I-485, I-765, I-131 packet received in Chicago
17th-Dec-2018 - Received txt notifications
18-Dec-2018 - Check cashed
17-Dec-2018 - NOA1 on USCIS online case status
24-Dec-2018 - x3 NOA1 letter's received in the mail:thumbs:
31-Dec-2018 - Biometrics appointment letter received in the mail
31-Dec-2018 - USCIS online case status for just AOS changed to 'Request for Initial evidence mailed' :(
07-Jan-2019 - Biometrics appointment👍
07-Jan-2019 - Request for Initial evidence letter received - request is for complete Federal tax return for most recent tax year (we did send with original packet...:angry:)

10-Jan-2019 - Sent back initial evidence request documents by mail:clock:
15-Jan-2019 - USCIS online case status for AOS (I-485) changed to 'Response to USCIS' Request for Evidence was received':thumbs:
20-Mar-2019 - USCIS online case status for AOS (I-485) changed to "Case is Ready to be scheduled an Interview" 

26-Mar-2019 - USCIS online case status for AOS (I-485) changed to "Interview was Scheduled"

30-Mar-2019 - Letter with interview date received in the mail!!!!!!! :D

30-Apr-2019 - AOS Interview!  :star: - APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
30-Apr-2019 - USCIS online case status for AOS (I-485) changed to "New Card is being produced" 
03-May-2019 - AOS (I-485) Approval notice letter received in the mail
03-May-2019 - USCIS online case status for AOS (I-485) changed to "Card was mailed to Me"

07-May-2019 - 2 year conditional Green card in hand! :dance:

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1 hour ago, Wismer said:

Hi.

 

 

Can someone please give me an example of a specific document that establishes my eligibility for Lawful Permanent Resident status?

 

 

 

Your marriage certificate. You're eligible based on being married to the US citizen....


K1

29.11.2013 - NoA1

06.02.2014 - NoA2

01.04.2014 - Interview. 

AoS

03.2015 - AoS started.

09.2015 - Green Card received.  

RoC

24.07.2017 - NoA1.

01.08.2018 - RoC approved. 

 

 

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Thank you everyone for your assistance.

 

Greatly appreciated!

 

So, I would have to assume that the K1 visa page in my passport should be evidence of eligibility as well, shouldn't it?

 

As for following the checklist, that is in fact what I am doing ... and was trying to get definitive clarity on the eligibility item.

 

***

 

The same holds true for the I693 question I asked earlier. There were slightly more answers (including the USCIS) supporting "just get the I693 done" and avoid assuming that the interviewer will be ok if I showed up without it.

 

So I got the medical again and went through the vaccination consultation again. I got a few more booster shots.

 

Also, fyi, the BC panel physician told me that they are not allowed to release my medical report for the I129F, and furthermore,  it is only valid for 6 months, so the info would not have helped anyway.

 

 

 

 

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Unusual to be able to pop into a USCIS office.


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16 minutes ago, Wismer said:

Also, fyi, the BC panel physician told me that they are not allowed to release my medical report for the I129F, and furthermore,  it is only valid for 6 months, so the info would not have helped anyway.

The medical result itself is valid for up to 6 months. That was established when you obtained the K-1 visa.

That has nothing to do with it's applicability for AOS, though. The panel physician spoke outside of his realm of knowledge.

For AOS purposes, the medical can be accepted so long as it is filed alongside AOS within 1 year of when it was conducted.


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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2 hours ago, Wismer said:

I will be popping down to the USCIS office over the next days with some other questions to help clarify what exactly I need to take to the interview, given that nearly 150 pages were submitted with the I-485 application last year.

You'll get much better advice here than if you try to visit a USCIS office for just general questions. Also, a number of offices no longer even allow infopass appointments, let alone a walk-ins. I'm not even sure they would let you in the door without an appointment, as they have limited resources. Everything you need to know about what to bring to the interview is on the interview notice. And the folks here on VJ are invaluable!


c9 AOS Concurrently filed I-130 & I-130A, I-485, I-131, I-765

 

2019-02-21 Package sent to Chicago Lockbox via FedEx

2019-02-27 Package received

2019-02-27 Priority Date

2019-03-04 Notice Date

2019-03-09 Notice received via USPS

2019-03-15 Biometrics Appointment Notice received

2019-03-26 Attended Biometrics Appointment

2019-04-01 Case is ready to to be scheduled for an interview

2019-04-22 Interview Notice received via USPS

2019-05-20 Interview

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41 minutes ago, Boiler said:

Unusual to be able to pop into a USCIS office.

Hi. I go onto the USCIS site and create an infopass. When interview slots are open, I can usually get to speak with someone in person in under 1 hour, and 30 minutes of that is driving. I am very fortunate,  and it has relieved a lot of the anxiety as the USCIS representatives are absolutely excellent.

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4 minutes ago, Wismer said:

Hi. I go onto the USCIS site and create an infopass. When interview slots are open, I can usually get to speak with someone in person in under 1 hour, and 30 minutes of that is driving. I am very fortunate,  and it has relieved a lot of the anxiety as the USCIS representatives are absolutely excellent.

I do see that Boise does in fact still schedule infopass. You are very fortunate. Good luck!


c9 AOS Concurrently filed I-130 & I-130A, I-485, I-131, I-765

 

2019-02-21 Package sent to Chicago Lockbox via FedEx

2019-02-27 Package received

2019-02-27 Priority Date

2019-03-04 Notice Date

2019-03-09 Notice received via USPS

2019-03-15 Biometrics Appointment Notice received

2019-03-26 Attended Biometrics Appointment

2019-04-01 Case is ready to to be scheduled for an interview

2019-04-22 Interview Notice received via USPS

2019-05-20 Interview

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1 hour ago, Wismer said:

So, I would have to assume that the K1 visa page in my passport should be evidence of eligibility as well, shouldn't it?

No.  The primary evidence is your marriage certificate and the supporting documentation of the bona fides, such as evidence of comingling of finances: mortgage/rental lease, insurance beneficiaries, shared accounts, legal docs such as wills/DPOA, etc.

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