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Hi all,

 

I wanted to start a thread with general questions about my AOS process and to learn from everyone who has gone through a similar scenario. Here are a few questions as I am gathering all my documents:

 

Q: Should I file form I-693 along with all of my initial documents?

A: There is no need. Schedule an examination after the interview date is set.

Q: Do I need to translate my vaccination record etc.? If so, can I translate everything myself?

A:

Q: My husband is filing form I-130 online. Should I also print everything and file form I-130 along with form I-485?

A:

Q: In Part 1 of form I-765, do I choose 1.a Initial permission to accept employment or 1.c renewal of my permission, since I have used an EAD twice before (once after undergraduate and again after graduate degree)

A: 

Q: In Part 2 of form I-765, #12, do I select "yes" even though my employer "filed" Form i-765 for me previously?

A:

Q: We have a joint lease for an apartment in Raleigh, NC but I commute to work in VA and have another apartment in VA what address should I use for all my forms?

A: 

 

Background information on us:

  • I am a resident alien working under my H1B visa (since June 2019)
  • I moved to the states 8 years ago (F1 - undergrad, OPT, F1 - graduate, OPT, H1B)
  • I married a US citizen on Jan. 31, 2020
  • We are planning on submitting everything as soon as possible since we have been doing long distance for over a year and would like to live in the same place!

 

I greatly appreciate any help on this. If you are going through the same thing, please feel free to ask your questions and I hope to be able to help out as well. Thank you so much in advance!

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On 2/4/2020 at 5:13 PM, PimT said:

Hi all,

 

I wanted to start a thread with general questions about my AOS process and to learn from everyone who has gone through a similar scenario. Here are a few questions as I am gathering all my documents:

 

Q: Should I file form I-693 along with all of my initial documents?

A: There is no need. Schedule an examination after the interview date is set.

Q: Do I need to translate my vaccination record etc.? If so, can I translate everything myself?

A:

Q: My husband is filing form I-130 online. Should I also print everything and file form I-130 along with form I-485?

A:

Q: In Part 1 of form I-765, do I choose 1.a Initial permission to accept employment or 1.c renewal of my permission, since I have used an EAD twice before (once after undergraduate and again after graduate degree)

A: 

Q: In Part 2 of form I-765, #12, do I select "yes" even though my employer "filed" Form i-765 for me previously?

A:

Q: We have a joint lease for an apartment in Raleigh, NC but I commute to work in VA and have another apartment in VA what address should I use for all my forms?

A: 

 

Background information on us:

  • I am a resident alien working under my H1B visa (since June 2019)
  • I moved to the states 8 years ago (F1 - undergrad, OPT, F1 - graduate, OPT, H1B)
  • I married a US citizen on Jan. 31, 2020
  • We are planning on submitting everything as soon as possible since we have been doing long distance for over a year and would like to live in the same place!

 

I greatly appreciate any help on this. If you are going through the same thing, please feel free to ask your questions and I hope to be able to help out as well. Thank you so much in advance!

 

 

Q: Should I file form I-693 along with all of my initial documents?

A: There is no need. Schedule an examination after the interview date is set.

Q: Do I need to translate my vaccination record etc.? If so, can I translate everything myself?

A: No you should not translate by yourself. Google USCIS certified translator

Q: My husband is filing form I-130 online. Should I also print everything and file form I-130 along with form I-485?

A: if you are filing online why are you printing ?

Q: In Part 1 of form I-765, do I choose 1.a Initial permission to accept employment or 1.c renewal of my permission, since I have used an EAD twice before (once after undergraduate and again after graduate degree)

A:  No that EAD is different . that is OPT 

Q: In Part 2 of form I-765, #12, do I select "yes" even though my employer "filed" Form i-765 for me previously?

A: No

Q: We have a joint lease for an apartment in Raleigh, NC but I commute to work in VA and have another apartment in VA what address should I use for all my forms?

A:  Address where you physically live 

 

 

 

 


31-Jan-2020 : I-485 Filed

17-Feb-2020: I-765/I-131 Filed

24-May-2020: I-765/I-131 approved

31-May-2020: EAD/AP Combo Card received

05-Oct-2020: Biometrics Scheduled

20-Oct-2020: Biometrics Complete

30-Nov-2020: EAD/AP Renewal Filed

04-Dec-2020: AOS Case Was Transferred And A New Office Has Jurisdiction 😂😂 - Transfer from CSC to Nebraska Service Center  

13-Jan-2021: EAD/AP USCIS processed renewal

25-Jan-2021: EAD/AP renewal TExt message for case received

30-Jan-2021: EAD/AP renewal Receipts received

15-Mar-2021: AOS Approved - Card Production Sent

20-Mar-2021: Card Received in Mailbox

 

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2 hours ago, Donald120383 said:

 

 

Q: Should I file form I-693 along with all of my initial documents?

A: There is no need. Schedule an examination after the interview date is set.

Q: Do I need to translate my vaccination record etc.? If so, can I translate everything myself?

A: No you should not translate by yourself. Google USCIS certified translator

Q: My husband is filing form I-130 online. Should I also print everything and file form I-130 along with form I-485?

A: if you are filing online why are you printing ?

Q: In Part 1 of form I-765, do I choose 1.a Initial permission to accept employment or 1.c renewal of my permission, since I have used an EAD twice before (once after undergraduate and again after graduate degree)

A:  No that EAD is different . that is OPT 

Q: In Part 2 of form I-765, #12, do I select "yes" even though my employer "filed" Form i-765 for me previously?

A: No

Q: We have a joint lease for an apartment in Raleigh, NC but I commute to work in VA and have another apartment in VA what address should I use for all my forms?

A:  Address where you physically live 

 

 

 

 

Thank you so much for your help!

 

For a certified translation, I found a USCIS certified website. Do I need to get it notarized as well?

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On 2/6/2020 at 5:02 PM, PimT said:

Thank you so much for your help!

 

For a certified translation, I found a USCIS certified website. Do I need to get it notarized as well?

notary is not necessary 


31-Jan-2020 : I-485 Filed

17-Feb-2020: I-765/I-131 Filed

24-May-2020: I-765/I-131 approved

31-May-2020: EAD/AP Combo Card received

05-Oct-2020: Biometrics Scheduled

20-Oct-2020: Biometrics Complete

30-Nov-2020: EAD/AP Renewal Filed

04-Dec-2020: AOS Case Was Transferred And A New Office Has Jurisdiction 😂😂 - Transfer from CSC to Nebraska Service Center  

13-Jan-2021: EAD/AP USCIS processed renewal

25-Jan-2021: EAD/AP renewal TExt message for case received

30-Jan-2021: EAD/AP renewal Receipts received

15-Mar-2021: AOS Approved - Card Production Sent

20-Mar-2021: Card Received in Mailbox

 

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On 2/4/2020 at 6:13 PM, PimT said:

Q: My husband is filing form I-130 online. Should I also print everything and file form I-130 along with form I-485?

I would say no, since they might think you are filing I-130 again. Just include a copy of I-130 NOA1 in your I-485 package


AOS thru marriage from F-1 (student) visa in Tampa, FL - 83 DAYS (No RFE, No Expedite)

Spoiler

2019-03-18 - AOS package sent; concurrent filing (I-130, I-485, I-765, I-131) (FedEx; choose regular rate! Still arrives super fast and is WAY cheaper!)

2019-03-21 - AOS package received (Day 1)

2019-03-30 - All NOA1s arrived (dated March 25) (Day 10)

2019-04-05 - Biometrics notice arrived (dated March 29) (Day 16)

2019-04-16 - Biometrics appointment (Day 27)

2019-04-17 - Online status updated to "Case is Ready to be Scheduled for an Interview" (Day 28)

2019-04-23 - Online status updated to "Interview Was Scheduled" (Day 34)

2019-05-30 - AOS Interview (Day 71) → https://tinyurl.com/yxug6acr

2019-06-04 - Online status updated to "Case Was Approved"; EAD and AP status updated to "Case Closed" (Day 76)

2019-06-11 - GC in hand (Day 83) ~ done for now!

 

ROC during COVID-19 pandemic

2021-03-10 - ROC package sent

2021-03-15 - ROC package received (Day 1)

2021-04-09 - NOA1 arrived (dated April 06) (Day 26)

 

BE  K I N D → https://tinyurl.com/tev3sgl  

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On 2/17/2020 at 8:58 AM, HSsweethearts4E said:

I would say no, since they might think you are filing I-130 again. Just include a copy of I-130 NOA1 in your I-485 package

Thank you so much! Since we are submitting the I-130 online, how long does it usually take to receive the NOA1? I am trying to send in my package before Feb 24th so wanted to make sure I can do that.

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1 minute ago, PimT said:

Thank you so much! Since we are submitting the I-130 online, how long does it usually take to receive the NOA1? I am trying to send in my package before Feb 24th so wanted to make sure I can do that.

I've never filed online so I wouldn't personally know, from reading the threads I assumed online filing granted an immediate NOA1 after you submit your application. In any case, when we submitted i130, my NOA1 it took around a week to arrive in the mail :) hopefully you'll get yours this week 🤞


AOS thru marriage from F-1 (student) visa in Tampa, FL - 83 DAYS (No RFE, No Expedite)

Spoiler

2019-03-18 - AOS package sent; concurrent filing (I-130, I-485, I-765, I-131) (FedEx; choose regular rate! Still arrives super fast and is WAY cheaper!)

2019-03-21 - AOS package received (Day 1)

2019-03-30 - All NOA1s arrived (dated March 25) (Day 10)

2019-04-05 - Biometrics notice arrived (dated March 29) (Day 16)

2019-04-16 - Biometrics appointment (Day 27)

2019-04-17 - Online status updated to "Case is Ready to be Scheduled for an Interview" (Day 28)

2019-04-23 - Online status updated to "Interview Was Scheduled" (Day 34)

2019-05-30 - AOS Interview (Day 71) → https://tinyurl.com/yxug6acr

2019-06-04 - Online status updated to "Case Was Approved"; EAD and AP status updated to "Case Closed" (Day 76)

2019-06-11 - GC in hand (Day 83) ~ done for now!

 

ROC during COVID-19 pandemic

2021-03-10 - ROC package sent

2021-03-15 - ROC package received (Day 1)

2021-04-09 - NOA1 arrived (dated April 06) (Day 26)

 

BE  K I N D → https://tinyurl.com/tev3sgl  

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2 hours ago, PimT said:

Thank you so much! Since we are submitting the I-130 online, how long does it usually take to receive the NOA1? I am trying to send in my package before Feb 24th so wanted to make sure I can do that.

it will be a couple of days.  Just dont freak out if it does not show up in 2 days. USCIS is a well oiled machine. They will get to every application 


31-Jan-2020 : I-485 Filed

17-Feb-2020: I-765/I-131 Filed

24-May-2020: I-765/I-131 approved

31-May-2020: EAD/AP Combo Card received

05-Oct-2020: Biometrics Scheduled

20-Oct-2020: Biometrics Complete

30-Nov-2020: EAD/AP Renewal Filed

04-Dec-2020: AOS Case Was Transferred And A New Office Has Jurisdiction 😂😂 - Transfer from CSC to Nebraska Service Center  

13-Jan-2021: EAD/AP USCIS processed renewal

25-Jan-2021: EAD/AP renewal TExt message for case received

30-Jan-2021: EAD/AP renewal Receipts received

15-Mar-2021: AOS Approved - Card Production Sent

20-Mar-2021: Card Received in Mailbox

 

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Honestly if you are that worried about getting NOA1 in time, I'd skip the online filing altogether, and mail in both forms to avoid any confusion. You can pay overnight shipping to make sure everything gets there before the 24th :)

Edited by HSsweethearts4E

AOS thru marriage from F-1 (student) visa in Tampa, FL - 83 DAYS (No RFE, No Expedite)

Spoiler

2019-03-18 - AOS package sent; concurrent filing (I-130, I-485, I-765, I-131) (FedEx; choose regular rate! Still arrives super fast and is WAY cheaper!)

2019-03-21 - AOS package received (Day 1)

2019-03-30 - All NOA1s arrived (dated March 25) (Day 10)

2019-04-05 - Biometrics notice arrived (dated March 29) (Day 16)

2019-04-16 - Biometrics appointment (Day 27)

2019-04-17 - Online status updated to "Case is Ready to be Scheduled for an Interview" (Day 28)

2019-04-23 - Online status updated to "Interview Was Scheduled" (Day 34)

2019-05-30 - AOS Interview (Day 71) → https://tinyurl.com/yxug6acr

2019-06-04 - Online status updated to "Case Was Approved"; EAD and AP status updated to "Case Closed" (Day 76)

2019-06-11 - GC in hand (Day 83) ~ done for now!

 

ROC during COVID-19 pandemic

2021-03-10 - ROC package sent

2021-03-15 - ROC package received (Day 1)

2021-04-09 - NOA1 arrived (dated April 06) (Day 26)

 

BE  K I N D → https://tinyurl.com/tev3sgl  

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On 2/18/2020 at 5:50 PM, Donald120383 said:

it will be a couple of days.  Just dont freak out if it does not show up in 2 days. USCIS is a well oiled machine. They will get to every application 

thank you for your help. You were right! It showed up within 48 hours haha

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On 2/18/2020 at 8:55 PM, HSsweethearts4E said:

Honestly if you are that worried about getting NOA1 in time, I'd skip the online filing altogether, and mail in both forms to avoid any confusion. You can pay overnight shipping to make sure everything gets there before the 24th :)

I saw this after I had already submitted the I-130 online haha but good thing I got the NOA1 (online) today! I'll be able to mail everything tomorrow. Really cut it close to the last day!

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