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What are the most important things to pursue once your fiance has arrived in the states and you've proceeded with the adjustment of status process?

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My fiance will be arriving to the US in November and i'm trying to prepare myself for all the various things that i will need to take care of in terms of documentation, procedures, etc. Obviously the big one is the adjustment of status, getting married, and miscellaneous things like adding her to my insurances, what other big things will i need to do along these lines for her once she enters the country?

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2 minutes ago, HarisB said:

My fiance will be arriving to the US in November and i'm trying to prepare myself for all the various things that i will need to take care of in terms of documentation, procedures, etc. Obviously the big one is the adjustment of status, getting married, and miscellaneous things like adding her to my insurances, what other big things will i need to do along these lines for her once she enters the country?

SSN


YMMV

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1 hour ago, HarisB said:

My fiance will be arriving to the US in November and i'm trying to prepare myself for all the various things that i will need to take care of in terms of documentation, procedures, etc. Obviously the big one is the adjustment of status, getting married, and miscellaneous things like adding her to my insurances, what other big things will i need to do along these lines for her once she enters the country?

First.go.to ss office with a completed form for requesting a ssn. Do not sign the ssn form at home!!!! You also need the I-94.

After that get married. You dont need to wait for the card to arrive. 

After that you can follow this guide. https://www.visajourney.com/content/k1k3aos/

 

 

Edit: here is the guide of how to get a SSN https://www.visajourney.com/content/ssn/

Edited by ineedadisplayname

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A good guide on what and when to do things after your K1 Fiancee arrives in the US can be found her: https://www.visajourney.com/content/k1flow/ . Keep in mind that the stated timeline may not be current. However, the sequence of the steps will successfully guide you through all the way to your AOS interview.

 

Good luck on your immigration journey.


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Always SSN first.

 

And then..

 

-marriage license

-wedding

-marriage certificate 

-file i-485 (with i-131 and i-765)

 

-add her to everything important (health insurance etc), but also everything "non-important" (like your Costco membership, bills, bank account etc) as you might need that for the AOS interview, and you will definitely need it for the next immigration process (ROC) 2 years down the line from when the AOS is approved. The earlier you start gathering evidence of bonafide marriage the better. 


K-1: 12-22-2015 - 09-07-2016 (260 days)

AP: 12-20-2016 - 04-07-2017 (108 days)

EAD: 01-18-2017 - 05-30-2017 (132 days)

AOS: 12-20-2016 - 07-26-2017 (217 days)

 

ROC:

04-19-2019 - Earliest filing date

04-22-2019 - I-751 sent with USPS (AZ lockbox)

04-24-2019 - Delivered/Received date

04-30-2019 - Check cashed

04-30-2019 - NOA1 text/email (WAC)

05-03-2019 - NOA1 hardcopy/extension letter

11-09-2019 - Biometrics letter

11-12-2019 - Biometrics done, early walk-in

11-22-2019 - Biometrics, original appointment

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Draft wills, powers of attorney, HIPAA releases, and similar documents.

These will come in extremely handy during Removal of Conditions later.

They're even more crucial to have in "life."


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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