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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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Another month another round of AOS submissions. Please be aware that this checklist is NOT all inclusive and you must consult the USCIS website to crosscheck this checklist against/with. I have been reluctant to post a new AOS filing month because there have been so many changes to the requirements some happening overnight. The AOS process has been confusing since the pandemic hit, not to mention the added politics. So please I want to stress that you only use this check sheet as a starting point and guide if you will. The USCIS site will be the final guide. Please ensure that you check your forms for the correct version and edition because if you use the wrong forms USCIS will send back your application to you. This is easily checked on the USCIS website prior to downloading your forms. You should also ONLY download your forms from the USCIS website.  The current and correct fees can also be ascertained from the USCIS website.   

 

AOS Checklist

  • Cover Letter listing Table of Contents

  • (Check Payable to U.S. Department of Homeland Security - $1,225.00)

 

Form I-485 (completed and signed by non-US Citizen/beneficiary)

  • Form G-1145 

  • Form I-944 (Declaration of Self-Sufficiency with applicable supporting documents.) 

  • Copy of beneficiary's Passport with biographical page 

  • Copy of beneficiary's K1 Visa from Passport and entry stamp 

  • Copy of NOA2 Approval letter (from K1 process) 

  • I-94 

  • Copy of beneficiary's Birth Certificate 

  • translation of birth certificate (if needed)

  • Certified copy of Marriage License 

  • Passport Photos (2) name written on the back 

  • Copy of DS-3025 

  • Be sure to use the correct filing code of (c)(9) if this code applies to you. The I-485 instructions explains all the codes in detail. If you are filing under a different code (other than (c)(9) the fee for your AOS will not be correct and USCIS will reject your entire packet.

 

Form I-864 (completed and signed by USC) (goes with form I-485)

  • Proof of USC's citizenship (copy of birth certificate, copy of passport bio page, or other)

  • 2019, 2018 (optional), and 2017 (optional) Tax Return (with W-2) or Transcripts (transcripts are better if you can get them)

  • Employment Verification letter (updated one - not the one used during K1 process) 

  • Pay stubs (last 3 months) 

 

Form I-765 (completed and signed by non-US Citizen/beneficiary)

  • Copy of beneficiary's Passport with biographical page 

  • Copy of beneficiary's K1 Visa from Passport and entry stamp 

  • I-94 

  • Passport Photos (2) name written on the back 

  • Copy of NOA2 (from K1 process) 

 

Form I-131 (completed and signed by non-US Citizen/beneficiary)

  • Copy of beneficiary's Passport with biographical page 

  • Copy of beneficiary's K1 Visa from Passport and entry stamp 

  • I-94 

  • Passport Photos (2) name written on the back 

  • Copy of NOA2 (from K1 process  

 

Be sure to double check for the current fees as fees do sometimes increase and they can change on a dime so please check. Additionally, check the forms as listed above i.e., current version and or edition date, there have been many changes to various forms. Consider sending tax transcripts instead of the 1040, and W2's. Also consider preparing a cover letter for each form in addition to the main cover letter.

 

Make sure you send long form birth certificates and not the short form.  Hope this helps in your preparation of your AOS. When in doubt ask questions.

 

Please consider filing the I-131 and the I-765 even if you don't think you'll need them right now. You never know what changes your life will have on down the road, so I recommend you file these two forms from the start. There has been much confusion coming out of USCIS, partly due to Covid-19 and partly self-inflicted. This confusion filters on down to the people filing for AOS. The above listing is subject to change at a moment’s notice so please check, recheck and check again BEFORE you send off your packet for any last-minute changes.

Congratulations on a successful submission of your AOS packet!

 



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USCIS is like a box of chocolates, you never know what kind of answer you are going to get!!!!

 

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As far as the fees go, am I understanding this correctly? 
 

I-131 $575 

 

I-485 $1140 + Bio $85 = $1,225 

 

I-765 - no fee 

 

865 & 944 no fee 

 

Total of: $ 1,800.00 


Packet Sent 10/18

Delivered to Lockbox 10/21

Fee Paid 10/25

NOA1 10/25 

 

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7 minutes ago, msrodriguez said:

As far as the fees go, am I understanding this correctly? 
 

I-131 $575 

 

I-485 $1140 + Bio $85 = $1,225 

 

I-765 - no fee 

 

865 & 944 no fee 

 

Total of: $ 1,800.00 

Okay, well, I guess they haven’t actually started charging separate fees yet. So still $1225 total. 


Packet Sent 10/18

Delivered to Lockbox 10/21

Fee Paid 10/25

NOA1 10/25 

 

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36 minutes ago, msrodriguez said:

Okay, well, I guess they haven’t actually started charging separate fees yet. So still $1225 total. 

Yes I think its $1225.00 still. When is the baby due?



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2 minutes ago, Sarge2155 said:

Yes I think its $1225.00 still. When is the baby due?

Thank you Sir! 
 

Baby is due May 6th! Whew I’m so ready lol 


Packet Sent 10/18

Delivered to Lockbox 10/21

Fee Paid 10/25

NOA1 10/25 

 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Jamaica
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Hi @Sarge2155 thanks for info. My AOS was rejected missed two check boxes and sent back to me stapled. Do I have to redo all paperwork or just correct my mistake on a new paper and resend?

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3 hours ago, Empressdivine said:

Hi @Sarge2155 thanks for info. My AOS was rejected missed two check boxes and sent back to me stapled. Do I have to redo all paperwork or just correct my mistake on a new paper and resend?

Just correct  your mistakes leave staples as they had it and in the same order as they had it. Did they leave you a note or letter if so follow their directions.



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@Empressdivine

I might also add go through your packet again and double and triple check everything again.



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Sent off our AOS packet tonight with FedEx delivery scheduled by 10:30am tomorrow!  So relieved to finally have sent it off and await next steps. 

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2 hours ago, Ermehgerdd said:

Sent off our AOS packet tonight with FedEx delivery scheduled by 10:30am tomorrow!  So relieved to finally have sent it off and await next steps. 

Congratulations, now try and relax and most importantly try to weather the journey.



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36 minutes ago, Deb123 said:

Sent it off yesterday! I followed the examples online, and just remembered that I didn't do the N/A for all the empty boxes on one form. Eeks, reckon it will be an issue?

Hard to tell, it really depends on who is looking at it and how they feel that particular day! Hopefully you'll be OK you just have to wait and see.



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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Japan
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For the I-944 it says you can show continued payment of bills if you don't have a credit score. I'm wondering if this is really necessary? Would be a huge pain to translate pages and pages of bills into English... What did you all do for this?

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