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My fiancé (Spanish citizen) just got his K1 visa approved. Woot woot! His planned arrival date is around January 16. We're planning to have a courthouse wedding soon after his arrival and submitting all his paperwork so that he gets his green card ASAP. I have two questions, one pertaining to the I-131 and the other to I-184. 


  • Can the I-131 Application for Travel Document be filed even if the immigrant doesn't yet have definite plans for an international trip, but thinks that one is likely in the near future? My fiancé will likely have to return to Spain in summer of 2020 to defend his dissertation, but that isn't a concrete plan yet, so we don't know that the exact date/specifics of that trip would be. Can we go ahead and file the I-131 on his arrival as a precaution, or will we have to submit specific evidence of a planned trip (i.e. plane tickets) before submitting it?
  • Are joint sponsors allowed on the I-184 Affidavit of Support? We used my dad as a joint sponsor for the I-134 Affidavit of Support for the  K1 interview, and had no problems. I currently make about $47,000 a year, which I think should be enough for a couple with no children, but I've only had this job for about a month so I don't yet have any tax returns reflecting that income. For that reason, it would be nice if my dad could serve again as joint sponsor on the I-184.


Thanks everyone!

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Russia

Yes and Yes. Make sure that I-131 is approved before leaving the country. 

AOS Timeline: I-526 to I-485 

Priority date: 06 March 2018

Processing Center: California (WAC)

I-526 Petition filed : 06 Mar 2018

I-526 Approved: 26 Dec 2019

I-485 Filed: 03 Jan 2020 (delivered to Lockbox in Phoenix)

I-485 Rejected: 23 Jan 2020 ( wrongfully rejected by USCIS)

I-485 Refiled: 31st Jan 2020 (delivered to Lockbox in Phoenix)

I-485 Accepted: 05 Feb 2020 

I-485 check accepted: 05 Feb 2020

I-485 NOA Received: 10 Feb 2020

I-765/I-131: 13 Feb 2020 Mailed

I-765/I-131 Received by USCIS : 18 Feb 2020  

I-765-I-131 Accepted: 20 Feb 2020

I-765/I-131 Acceptance Text Received : 21 Feb 2020

I-765/I-131 NOA Received in Mail : 28 Feb 2020

I-765 & I-131 Approved : 28 May 2020

I-765 & I-131 Approval Notice in Mailbox  : 01  June 2020

I-765 & I-131 Combo Card Sent Notice  : 02  June 2020

I-765 & I-131 Combo Card  Mailed with USPS  : 03  June 2020

I-765 & I-131 Combo Card  Received  : 05  June 2020

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