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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Germany
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So I got here last week and I'm planning on sending the AOS stuff as soon as possible. Of course we don't have much evidence of a bona fide marriage right now. We have our marriage certificate and we can do a printout from deers that shows me being a dependent on my husband. Everything else will take a while. 

 

Would that be enough as initial evidence or should I wait on sending the papers until we have more evidence?   

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Germany
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4 minutes ago, p-ana said:

Only a copy of your marriage certificate is needed to file

Ok, so no need of sending anything besides the official instructions. I was already thinking of frontloading just because it feels safer 😁 

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Taiwan
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31 minutes ago, Letspaintcookies said:

So I got here last week and I'm planning on sending the AOS stuff as soon as possible. Of course we don't have much evidence of a bona fide marriage right now. We have our marriage certificate and we can do a printout from deers that shows me being a dependent on my husband. Everything else will take a while. 

 

Would that be enough as initial evidence or should I wait on sending the papers until we have more evidence?   

You can file only what you have.......that sounds sufficient for initial filing.......remember to file AOS within the first 90 days.......Good luck!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Front-loading is optional. You certainly should NOT delay sending in your AOS application while you accumulate more front-loading material. You will have plenty of opportunities to present that material at your interview, which will be many months in the future. And because everybody gets an interview now, it's not as if front-loading will give you the chance of being interview exempt (like it would have a couple years ago).

 

If it makes you feel better, you can add the optional things you currently have. Just get that package to the lockbox without unnecessary delays. Good luck!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Australia
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They don't expect you to have much at this stage. Send the marriage certificate. You'll have more by the time the interview happens and that's when they will ask for it.

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10 hours ago, Letspaintcookies said:

Ok, so no need of sending anything besides the official instructions. I was already thinking of frontloading just because it feels safer 😁 

Frontloading with what, you don't have much yet? After all these years and millions of cases, I would suspect that USCIS understands newlyweds don't yet have a lot of joint evidence. Send in your marriage certificate save the rest for later on at the interview.

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You only send the marriage certificate when you file for the AOS. The proof of existing relationship/front loading comes when its time for the AOS interview, which could take 4-6 months for it to be scheduled from what I'm told. 

 

4-6 months will be more than enough time to gather all the evidence and proof you need.

 

 

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22 hours ago, Letspaintcookies said:

So I got here last week and I'm planning on sending the AOS stuff as soon as possible. Of course we don't have much evidence of a bona fide marriage right now. We have our marriage certificate and we can do a printout from deers that shows me being a dependent on my husband. Everything else will take a while. 

 

Would that be enough as initial evidence or should I wait on sending the papers until we have more evidence?   

Most couples have very little at this point
 

With SS number:

Marriage certificate

Add to banking

Add to credit card

Add as beneficiary

Add to health insurance
Add to lease (usually required anyway to live in a leased home)

 

Send that in

 

Without SS number:
Marriage certificate

Probably health insurance

Add to lease (usually required anyway)

 

Send that in

 

They’ll get you at interview time LOL.  By then, you guys will be able to demonstrate fully merged household 

 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Argentina
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We only sent wedding photos as optional evidence of the relationship. We got status change to ready to schedule interview last week. Also for affidavit I sent IRS transcript of 2018 along with w2 and it was sufficient. No extra proof there either.

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8 hours ago, Catalyst2020 said:

You only send the marriage certificate when you file for the AOS. The proof of existing relationship/front loading comes when its time for the AOS interview, which could take 4-6 months for it to be scheduled from what I'm told. 

 

4-6 months will be more than enough time to gather all the evidence and proof you need.

 

 

You will have plenty of time to collect "marital bonafides" (USCIS new-speak). Taking a peek at the VJ stats:

 

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REF:https://www.visajourney.com/timeline/aosstats.php?cfl=

 

 

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On 12/25/2019 at 11:03 PM, Pitaya said:

You will have plenty of time to collect "marital bonafides" (USCIS new-speak). Taking a peek at the VJ stats:

 

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REF:https://www.visajourney.com/timeline/aosstats.php?cfl=

 

 

 

Sorry. I confused the time it takes for AOS with EAD. Instead of 4-7 months, I meant to say a really long time 😂

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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It's true that the best deal is to concurrently file AOS/EAD/AP at the same time, because if done that way the application fees for EAD and AP are waived. So they are related applications, but they are adjudicated separately.  Since USCIS is so overloaded with work on applications and petitions of all types, processing times have tended to become prolonged. Although, usually EAD and AP applications tend to take about 6-8 months (or more), please plan accordingly. Of course, with AOS processing taking between 200-300 days (or more), depending on the service center, it still usually makes sense to file for EAD/AP. You will likely receive your EAD/AP combo card before you have your AOS interview, but as with so many things associated with USCIS, timelines are not set in stone, but rather seem to be set in quicksand. YMMV.

 

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Hey just a heads up since I am from germany too. I did not include any proof in our AOS package except the marriage certificate. We didnt get an RFE and we have our interview tomorrow. So keep the evidence you have until you have the interview. Because they will ask "do you have any other proof than what you sent with the AOS" and that makes that proof kinda useless imo. So keep it :)

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