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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Spain
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Hey guys, we are almost ready to send the package for AOS from my J1 visa to GC (no 2years rule). Of course, we are nervous and with all this changes and news we want to do it ASAP. We are not going to fill I-1944 so this is our checklist. In green is already done, in yellow is only a few details remaining to be done. And in red is not done yet.

 

Let me know if I am forgetting anything or if I´m including extra info that is not needed (for example, do I need to send 2 marriage certificates?)

Thank you guys!

 

Edit; I just realized there is a typo; where I say FORM  I-t65 I meant I-765

 

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Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : San Diego CA
Date Filed : 2020-08-18
NOA Date : 2020-08-20
RFE(s) :  
Bio. Appt. :  
AOS Transfer** :  
Interview Date :  
Approval / Denial Date :  
Approved :  
Got I551 Stamp :  
Greencard Received:

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Filed: H-1B Visa Country: India
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I am kind of in the same boat as you are. Your checklist looks good. Some of the checklists that I have seen elsewhere seem to suggest that G-1145 should also be separately included in the I-130 package and the I-485 package. Don't forget to put names of the petitioner/beneficiary on the back of the pictures. 

 

I am trying to get a I693 (medical exam) included as I heard sometimes interviews are being waived now and USCIS is asking for I693 before they waive interviews.


Marriage based AOS Timeline:

  1. 9/8/2020 - Application sent to USCIS Chicago lockbox using UPS
  2. 9/11/2020 - Application received by USCIS
  3. 9/18/2020 - Checks cashed by USCIS
  4. 9/21/2020 - Received 4 text messages from USCIS with the 4 receipt numbers.
  5. 9/26/2020 - Received 4 I-797s corresponding to the NOAs. PD is 9/11/2020.

 

 

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Spain
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33 minutes ago, nendu said:

I am kind of in the same boat as you are. Your checklist looks good. Some of the checklists that I have seen elsewhere seem to suggest that G-1145 should also be separately included in the I-130 package and the I-485 package. Don't forget to put names of the petitioner/beneficiary on the back of the pictures. 

 

I am trying to get a I693 (medical exam) included as I heard sometimes interviews are being waived now and USCIS is asking for I693 before they waive interviews.

Thank you!

 

Ya I heard the same about the G-1145 so maybe I´ll put in every package,

Also, I think if they waive your interview, they will just send you a RFE asking for the Medical Exam an that´s it.

 

Good luck!


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : San Diego CA
Date Filed : 2020-08-18
NOA Date : 2020-08-20
RFE(s) :  
Bio. Appt. :  
AOS Transfer** :  
Interview Date :  
Approval / Denial Date :  
Approved :  
Got I551 Stamp :  
Greencard Received:

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Filed: H-1B Visa Country: India
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I have a quick question. Did you submit total 2 photos for your I485 packet? Or 2 for I485, 2 for 765, 2 for 131 and so on?


Marriage based AOS Timeline:

  1. 9/8/2020 - Application sent to USCIS Chicago lockbox using UPS
  2. 9/11/2020 - Application received by USCIS
  3. 9/18/2020 - Checks cashed by USCIS
  4. 9/21/2020 - Received 4 text messages from USCIS with the 4 receipt numbers.
  5. 9/26/2020 - Received 4 I-797s corresponding to the NOAs. PD is 9/11/2020.

 

 

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Spain
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55 minutes ago, nendu said:

I have a quick question. Did you submit total 2 photos for your I485 packet? Or 2 for I485, 2 for 765, 2 for 131 and so on?

2 for I485, 2 for 765 and 2 for 131.

 

And another 2 for the I-130 + 2 of my wife (USC).


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : San Diego CA
Date Filed : 2020-08-18
NOA Date : 2020-08-20
RFE(s) :  
Bio. Appt. :  
AOS Transfer** :  
Interview Date :  
Approval / Denial Date :  
Approved :  
Got I551 Stamp :  
Greencard Received:

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Bulgaria
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It looks good to me. We submitted ours on August 3 but we did include I-944. We submitted the paperwork with a lawyer and his advice was to include it just in case because in his words everything regarding I-944 is a mess right now and he preferred to include it (we had all documents already compiled anyway). 
 

Below is what our package included. 
 

I-130 petition of Mr. T

1. check in the amount of $535

2. 2 passport style photos of the petitioner and 2 passport style photos of the beneficiary 

3. Form I-130 signed by the petitioner 

4. Form I-130A for the beneficiary 

5. copy of marriage certificate 

6. proof of petitioner’s US citizenship 

7. copy of beneficiary’s birth certificate with a certified translation 

8. copy of beneficiary’s prior divorce certificate with a certified translation 

+

Evidence of Bona fide marriage 

1. copy of residential lease agreement 

2. copy of joint dental and vision insurance plan and joint health insurance plan (medical)

3. copy of retirement plan for Mr. T showing Ms. T as a beneficiary 

4. copy of joint utility bills - electricity, internet, TV

5. copy of plane tickets, hotel reservations, etc showing joint trips as a couple and with family members 

6. photos of the couple at different functions and in public, including photos with friends and family members 

7. copy of text messages between the couple and between the couple and their relatives 

8. copy of holiday cards 

9. copy of engagement ring purchase 

10. copy of certificate of dog adoption showing the couple as joint owners 

11. Copy of joint jewelry insurance for engagement ring and wedding bands 

12. copy of joint renter’s insurance 

13. copy of email correspondence with a fertility specialist regarding fertility consultation 

14. copy of Mr. T’s credit card statement showing Ms. T as an authorized user 

 

note: we still don’t have joint bank account as I am still in school and don’t have income besides my student loan disbursement and summer internship salary but the lawyer said we can open a joint account later as he thought there is no purpose of joint account if there are no money going there 

 

Form I-485 for Ms. T 

1. check in the amount of $1,225

2. Two passport style photos of the applicant 

3. Form I-485 signed by the applicant 

4. copy of the applicant’s birth certificate with a certified translation 

5. copy of biographic page of the applicant’s current passport 

6. copy of biographic page of the applicant’s expired passport, along with copies of the pages with issued F-1 visas 

7. copy of the applicant’s most recent I-94

8. copy of the applicant’s most recent I-20

 

 

Form I - 864 Affidavit of Support 

1.  Form I - 864 signed by the petitioner 

2. copy of the petitioner US passport 

3. copy of petitioner’s 2019 IRS tax returns, along with W-2s and pay stubs 

 

Form I - 944 Declaration of Self - Sufficiency 

Form I-944 signed by the Beneficiary 

 

I. Household members assets, resources and financial status 

1. copy of beneficiary’s 2019 tax transcript 

2. copy of petitioner’s 2019 tax transcript 

3. copy of checking account statements for 12 months for the beneficiary 

4. copy of checking account statements for 12 months for the petitioner 

5. copy of retirement account for the petitioner showing Ms. T as a beneficiary 

6. copy of Mr. T’s personal investment accounts 

7. Copies of the last statements of the beneficiary’s credit cards 

8. Copy of the beneficiary’s student loan statements 

9. copy of credit score report for the beneficiary 

10. copy of Experian credit report for the beneficiary 

 

II. Health insurance 

1. Copy of health insurance confirmation of coverage 

2. Copy of schedule of benefits 

3. copy of form 1095-B 

4. copy of insurance card 

 

III. Education and Skills 

1. copy of US law school transcript 

2. copies of credential evaluation prepared by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers for the Law School Admission Counsel showing US academic equivalency for the beneficiary’s undergraduate degrees 

3. copy of academic transcripts of the beneficiary’s undergraduate degrees 

4. copy of IELTS report showing English proficiency 

5. copy of Ms. T job offer acceptance for a summer internship 

6. copy of summer internship paystubs 

7. copy of Ms. T entry-level job offer for a job starting after graduation in 2021, along with explanation of benefits including salary amount 

 

Form I- 765 

1. Form I-765 signed by the applicant 

2. two passport style photos of the applicant 

3. copy of biographic page of the applicant’s passport 

4. copy of applicant’s prior EAD issue for OPT 

 

Form I-131 

1. Form I-131 signed by the applicant 

2. two passport style photos of the applicant 

3. copy of biographic page of the applicant’s passport 

4. copy of most recent I-94 

 

Hope you find the above helpful. Let me know if you have any questions. 
 

We have only one cover letter describing all of the above enclosed forms and documents. 

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Filed: H-1B Visa Country: India
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3 hours ago, Riley and SP said:

It looks good to me. We submitted ours on August 3 but we did include I-944. We submitted the paperwork with a lawyer and his advice was to include it just in case because in his words everything regarding I-944 is a mess right now and he preferred to include it (we had all documents already compiled anyway). 
 

Below is what our package included. 
 

I-130 petition of Mr. T

1. check in the amount of $535

2. 2 passport style photos of the petitioner and 2 passport style photos of the beneficiary 

3. Form I-130 signed by the petitioner 

4. Form I-130A for the beneficiary 

5. copy of marriage certificate 

6. proof of petitioner’s US citizenship 

7. copy of beneficiary’s birth certificate with a certified translation 

8. copy of beneficiary’s prior divorce certificate with a certified translation 

+

Evidence of Bona fide marriage 

1. copy of residential lease agreement 

2. copy of joint dental and vision insurance plan and joint health insurance plan (medical)

3. copy of retirement plan for Mr. T showing Ms. T as a beneficiary 

4. copy of joint utility bills - electricity, internet, TV

5. copy of plane tickets, hotel reservations, etc showing joint trips as a couple and with family members 

6. photos of the couple at different functions and in public, including photos with friends and family members 

7. copy of text messages between the couple and between the couple and their relatives 

8. copy of holiday cards 

9. copy of engagement ring purchase 

10. copy of certificate of dog adoption showing the couple as joint owners 

11. Copy of joint jewelry insurance for engagement ring and wedding bands 

12. copy of joint renter’s insurance 

13. copy of email correspondence with a fertility specialist regarding fertility consultation 

14. copy of Mr. T’s credit card statement showing Ms. T as an authorized user 

 

note: we still don’t have joint bank account as I am still in school and don’t have income besides my student loan disbursement and summer internship salary but the lawyer said we can open a joint account later as he thought there is no purpose of joint account if there are no money going there 

 

Form I-485 for Ms. T 

1. check in the amount of $1,225

2. Two passport style photos of the applicant 

3. Form I-485 signed by the applicant 

4. copy of the applicant’s birth certificate with a certified translation 

5. copy of biographic page of the applicant’s current passport 

6. copy of biographic page of the applicant’s expired passport, along with copies of the pages with issued F-1 visas 

7. copy of the applicant’s most recent I-94

8. copy of the applicant’s most recent I-20

 

 

Form I - 864 Affidavit of Support 

1.  Form I - 864 signed by the petitioner 

2. copy of the petitioner US passport 

3. copy of petitioner’s 2019 IRS tax returns, along with W-2s and pay stubs 

 

Form I - 944 Declaration of Self - Sufficiency 

Form I-944 signed by the Beneficiary 

 

I. Household members assets, resources and financial status 

1. copy of beneficiary’s 2019 tax transcript 

2. copy of petitioner’s 2019 tax transcript 

3. copy of checking account statements for 12 months for the beneficiary 

4. copy of checking account statements for 12 months for the petitioner 

5. copy of retirement account for the petitioner showing Ms. T as a beneficiary 

6. copy of Mr. T’s personal investment accounts 

7. Copies of the last statements of the beneficiary’s credit cards 

8. Copy of the beneficiary’s student loan statements 

9. copy of credit score report for the beneficiary 

10. copy of Experian credit report for the beneficiary 

 

II. Health insurance 

1. Copy of health insurance confirmation of coverage 

2. Copy of schedule of benefits 

3. copy of form 1095-B 

4. copy of insurance card 

 

III. Education and Skills 

1. copy of US law school transcript 

2. copies of credential evaluation prepared by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers for the Law School Admission Counsel showing US academic equivalency for the beneficiary’s undergraduate degrees 

3. copy of academic transcripts of the beneficiary’s undergraduate degrees 

4. copy of IELTS report showing English proficiency 

5. copy of Ms. T job offer acceptance for a summer internship 

6. copy of summer internship paystubs 

7. copy of Ms. T entry-level job offer for a job starting after graduation in 2021, along with explanation of benefits including salary amount 

 

Form I- 765 

1. Form I-765 signed by the applicant 

2. two passport style photos of the applicant 

3. copy of biographic page of the applicant’s passport 

4. copy of applicant’s prior EAD issue for OPT 

 

Form I-131 

1. Form I-131 signed by the applicant 

2. two passport style photos of the applicant 

3. copy of biographic page of the applicant’s passport 

4. copy of most recent I-94 

 

Hope you find the above helpful. Let me know if you have any questions. 
 

We have only one cover letter describing all of the above enclosed forms and documents. 

Thank you so much for this.


Marriage based AOS Timeline:

  1. 9/8/2020 - Application sent to USCIS Chicago lockbox using UPS
  2. 9/11/2020 - Application received by USCIS
  3. 9/18/2020 - Checks cashed by USCIS
  4. 9/21/2020 - Received 4 text messages from USCIS with the 4 receipt numbers.
  5. 9/26/2020 - Received 4 I-797s corresponding to the NOAs. PD is 9/11/2020.

 

 

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Kenya
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I sent mine august 24th. It was b2 applying for 130/485 concurrently:

 

Re: I-130 Petition for Alien Relative — XXXXXXXXXXXXX (Petitioner) and YYYYYYYYYYYYYY (Beneficiary)

 

ORIGINAL SUBMISSION

 

To Whom It May Concern,

 

Please find enclosed for filing the following documents accompanying the I-130 Petition for Alien Relative:

 

1.       Form G-1450 - Filing Fee in the amount of $535.00

2.       Form G-1145 - e-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance

3.       Photographs of Petitioner and Beneficiary (2 Each)

4.       Form I-130 - Petition for Alien Relative

5.       Copy of Petitioner’s Birth Certificate

6.       Copy of Beneficiary’s Birth Certificate

7.       Copy of Beneficary’s Passport

-          Biographical Page

-          Visa Page + Entry Stamp

8.       Certified Copy of Marriage Certificate

9.       Evidence of a Bonafide Marriage

-          Consular Report of Birth Abroad filed March 20, 2019 for sssssssss (Child)

-          Consular Report of Birth Abroad filed February 14, 2017 for ooooooooo (Child)

-          Medical Insurance (Spouse Beneficiary Coverage to begin 09/01/2020)  

10.   Form I-130A – Supplemental Information for Spouse Beneficiary

11.   Attachment – Explanation of our Relationship

 

 

 

Re: I-485 Adjustment Of Status** — YYYYYYYYYYY

 

**CONCURRENT FILING submitted with an I-130 (Petition for Alien Relative) filed by XXXXXXXXXXXX

 

ORIGINAL SUBMISSION

 

To Whom It May Concern,

 

Please find enclosed for filing the following documents accompanying the I-485 (Adjustment of Status)

1.       Form G-1450 - Filing Fee in the amount of $1,140.00 (for I-485)

2.       Form G-1450 – Filing Fee in the amount of $85.00 (For Biometrics)

3.       Form G-1145 - e-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance

4.       Form I-485 – Adjustment of Status

5.       2 Passport Photos

6.       Copy of Passport

-          Biographical Page

-          Visa Page + US Entry Stamp

7.       Copy of Electronic I-94 from https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/#/home

8.       Copy of Birth Certificate for YYYYYYYYY

9.       Certified Copy of Marriage Certificate

10.   Form I-864 – Affidavit of Support

-          Form G-1145 - e-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance

-          Employer Letter

-          Federal Income Tax Return from 2019

-          6 Months Pay Stubs (Full Time Employment)

-          Year-To-Date Pay Statement (Part Time Employment)

-          Bank Statement Summary

-          Insurance Coverage (set to begin 9/1/2020 for Spouse Beneficiary)

11.   Form I-765 – Application for Employment Authorization

-          Form G-1145 - e-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance

-          Copy of I-94

-          Copy of Passport

-          Copy of Visa + US Entry Stamp

-          2 Passport Photos

12.   Form I-131 – Application for Travel Document

-          Form G-1145 - e-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance

-          Copy of Passport

-          Copy of Visa + US Entry Stamp

-          Copy of I-94

-          2 Passport Photos

 

 


AOS

08/24/2020 - Sent Concurrent Filing for I-130 & I-485 (inc. I-765 & I-131) to Chicago Lockbox via FedEx

08/26/2020 - Application Received by USCIS

09/25/2020 - Debit Card charged by USCIS

09/28/2020 - Received I-797C Rejection Notice in the Mail (reason: outdated I-765 form)

09/29/2020 - Received Text Message Receipts (I-485, I-130, I-131)

10/05/2020 - Received Hard Copy Mail Receipts (NOA?) (I-485, I-130, I-131)

10/12/2020 - Sent new I-765 form

10/14/2020 - New version of I-765 received in Chicago

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