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Hello All,
 
Well it looks like we are getting around to removal of conditions and I've got my packet vaguely ready to mail out. In the past few days I have amassed the following:
 
  • Copies (front and back) of Conditional Permanent Resident Card.

  • Copy of Certified Birth Certificate for child of marriage, born last month.

  • Informational Birth Certificate for child of marriage, Newspaper Announcement and copy of FMLA Paperwork for the Birth of Child.

  • Medical and Life Insurance documents, Beneficiary Documents reflecting couple as spouse and beneficiaries in the event of death. Reflecting child on Petitioners medical insurance and also that she is a contingent beneficiary in the event of petitioners death. (Spouses have separate insurance as they both get this through their employers but are beneficiaries on life insurance from one another's work)

  • Copies of our 2017 and 2018 (Married Filing Jointly) tax returns and account transcripts. 

  • Copies of both spouses Driver Licenses reflecting the same address. 

  • Copies of Insurance and Registration Documents for Joint Car reflecting both names, and Insurance for US citizen spouse's with petitioner as a named driver.

  • Contract of Sale for Joint Car (fairly substantial purchase) reflecting both names on the contract.

  • Joint home and car insurance documents with both names on the policies. Includes claim document from Hail Storm in summer 2019 and contractor invoice from repair and upgrade work. All in both our names.

  • Statements and copies of cards from our joint bank account (circa 200 pages going back to marriage) Please note that our credit card and mortgage are paid from this account, although I am not on the mortgage as I had not established sufficient credit to do so when we purchased the house.

  • Statements from our joint savings account (24 pages going back to opening of account 18 months ago)

  • Bill for Joint Safe Deposit Box (1 page)

  • Copies of Cards and Statements from US citizen spouse credit card on which petitioner is an authorized user (which detail our day to day spending) (150 pages, going back until marriage)

  • Electric Bills to our joint address not from every month but a solid ten bills or so.

  • Photos from the date of our marriage to present. (34 captioned photos detailing day to day life, two vacations, visits from petitioners family)

  • Sample mail and miscellaneous documents (Bills etc) detailing our residence at current address and at our former residence (30ish letters, paystubs, with joint address, one off bills, cable bills to same address etc)

 

 

Does this seem sufficient?

 

My window opens up Friday, so any recommendations for anything that's obviously missing and could be retrieved at short notice, let me know! Thanks for any words of wisdom you have.

 

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I think you are including a lot of unnecessary duplication.  150-200 pages of any one proof of a joint account just over stuffs your file so much that nobody will want to pick it up and work on it is my conspiracy theory. 😂 

 

Are both names actually on the credit account statements? I ask because as an authorized user, my name was nowhere on the statement so we didn't send statements having one name. We photocopied our cards from 4 different accounts...her name card || my name card...matching account numbers.

Edited by Wuozopo

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No joint names on the credit card statements, just savings and checking. But the statements reflect the credit cards which I've included copies of (like a photocopy of both cards showing one with each of our names). I do include in the cover sheet a note explaining I'm a joint user etc. I figure since that's where we do most of our transactions it's useful to them, they can also then see from the bank statements that the joint account pays the card and mortgage monthly etc.

 

I think technically I'm including proof of every transaction that we've actually completed aside from a few times that we've had cash from the marriage to now, which may well, as you say, be overkill but I'd rather over than under, with immigration stuff. Like I wasn't sure how else to demonstrate the joint account was being used consistently.

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49 minutes ago, Elethiomel said:

No joint names on the credit card statements, just savings and checking. But the statements reflect the credit cards which I've included copies of (like a photocopy of both cards showing one with each of our names). I do include in the cover sheet a note explaining I'm a joint user etc. I figure since that's where we do most of our transactions it's useful to them, they can also then see from the bank statements that the joint account pays the card and mortgage monthly etc.

 

I think technically I'm including proof of every transaction that we've actually completed aside from a few times that we've had cash from the marriage to now, which may well, as you say, be overkill but I'd rather over than under, with immigration stuff. Like I wasn't sure how else to demonstrate the joint account was being used consistently.

We included 4-5 statements per year for our joint checking and savings but included an overview page to Call out periodic and major activity ( eg direct deposit from employers, major purchases, monthly utilities, etc).
 

For the credit card, I called my bank and asked them to send me a letter stating the authorized users and from when they were added to the account. Prefaced the credit card statements (a few per year) with the letter and copies of the cards reflecting the same account number. 


Rest looks like strong evidence although 200 pages of statements might be a bit overkill but hope that helps! Good luck!

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NVC Process Guide for UK:  NVC Process (timelines, numbers, documents, steps)  

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TIMELINE (CR1 Spouse Visa)
USCIS Phase (Married in England September 3, 2016!)
Spoiler
  • 09-22-2016:  I-130 Mailed to Chicago Lockbox (USPS Priority)
  • 09-25-2016:  USPS Priority delivery confirmation
  • 09-26-2016:  Priority date assigned (USC Spouse)
  • 09-28-2016:  I-797C NOA1 Email/Text received, check cashed; case sent to Nebraska Service Center
  • 10-03-2016:  I-797C NOA1 Hardcopy received
  • 02-15-2017:  Case transferred to Texas Service Center
  • 03-16-2017:  NOA2 Approval Date
  • 03-22-2017:  USCIS sent case to NVC, Case Status changed to "We sent your case to the Department of State for visa processing"
  • 03-23-2017:  NOA2 Harcdopy received

NVC Phase

Spoiler
  • 03-30-2017:  Case Received By NVC
  • 04-04-2017:  Case # and IIN Assigned (called NVC to confirm)
  • 04-05-2017:  DS-261 unlocked & completed, called NVC and reviewed over the phone (IV fee will unlock after a week)
  • 04-06-2017:  Received NVC Welcome Letter via Email, AOS Fee unlocked & paid online
  • 04-07-2017:  Called NVC again and rep stated DS 261 was not actually reviewed.  Re-reviewed DS-261
  • 04-11-2017:  Welcome Letter email received, IV Fee unlocked & paid online
  • 04-13-2017:  DS-260 unlocked
  • 04-14-2017:  DS-260 submitted
  • 04-30-2017:  Affidavit of Support/Documents sent via Fedex Priority Overnight (sent Sunday, to be delivered Tuesday)
  • 05-02-2017:  Affidavit of Support/Documents delivered to NVC
  • 05-04-2017:  Document Scan Date
  • 06-28-2017:  Checklist for Court Records (even though beneficiary has never been to court); escalated to Supervisor who requested case files
  • 07-03-2017:  CASE COMPLETE!!!  Called NVC on July 5 and representative confirmed status
  • 07-11-2017:  Case Complete email confirmation received
  • 07-13-2017:  NVC rep confirmed Interview Date assigned
  • 07-14-2017:  Email confirmation of Interview
  • 07-20-2017:  11 Week (77 day) expected Case Complete from Scan Date (5/4/2017)
  • 07-21-2017:  Appointment with General Practitioner to get all required shots and medical history
  • 08-01-2017,   1:10PM:  Immigration medical with Knighstbridge Doctors in London
  • 08-11-2017:  Medical files received by Consulate
  • 08-16-2017, 12:30PM:  Interview in London!!
  • 08-17-2017:  Visa status changed to Administrative Processing, then several hours later to "Issued"
  • 08-22-2017:  Passport with Visa delivered (paid for home delivery); paid immigration fee and added case to MyUSCIS for alerts
  • 11-18-2017:  Point of Entry at JFK in NYC!!! 
 
TIMELINE (I-751 Removal of Conditions for Spouse)
USCIS Phase 
Spoiler
  • 10-08-2019:  I-751 Mailed to Dallas USCIS PO Box (USPS Flat Rate Box)
  • 10-11-2019:  USPS delivery confirmation
  • 10-16-2019:  Text received confirming receipt number; case found in MyUSCIS system several hours later
  • 10-17-2019:  Check cashed by USCIS
  • 10-21-2019:  I-797 NOA received (Notice Date: 10/16) of acceptance
  • 11-01-2019:  I-797C NOA received (Notice Date: 10/25) for Biometrics appointment
  • 11-12-2019:  Biometrics completed
  • 11-13-2019:  Case status changed to “Fingerprint Review Was Completed”

 

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