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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. 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 versions and editions because if you use the wrong forms USCIS will reject your application and send it back 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  
  • 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   

 

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)
  • 2020 (current tax year), 2019 (optional), and 2018 (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)
  • Be sure to use the correct filing code of (c)(9) if this code applies to you. The I-765 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-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 is no extra charge to file them with your AOS and it's better to submit them all at once.  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!

 

Edited by Sarge2155


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Colombia
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AOS for parent delivered to USCIS lockbox! (info on my signature)

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AOS for parent Journey 

 

04/12/2021 → Filed I-130 online for parent (easier and didn't have AOS docs ready)

04/13/2021 → I-130 NOA1 available online

04/19/2021 → I-130 NOA1 Mail 

05/03/2021 → Sent through Fedex I-485 (with I-840 and sealed I-693 and I-130 NOA1 copy) I-765 I-131

05/06/2021 → Delivered to USCIS with signature confirmation.

05/25/2021 → Fingerprint Fee Was Received
05/26/2021 → Got text messages for I-485, I-765 and I-131 with receipt numbers.

05/27/2021 → Check cashed.

06/02/2021 → 3 NOAs for I-485, I-765 and I-131 arrived in the mail.

06/30/2021 → I485 online status update "Request for Initial Evidence"

07/06/2021 → RFIE letter arrived in the mail (I864 with 2020 tax return and w2s, 1090s)

07/23/2021 → Sent RFIE response through Fedex.

07/27/2021 → RFIE Response Delivered to USCIS with signature confirmation.

07/28/2021 → Status update RFIE response received. Working on case again. 

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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1 hour ago, Hagrid said:

AOS for parent delivered to USCIS lockbox! (info on my signature)

Very nice, now sit back and chill!



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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Philippines
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Our AOS documents were delivered today at the Chicago lockbox.  Now, hopefully by 2024 an interview will be obtained. 

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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4 hours ago, flicks1998 said:

Our AOS documents were delivered today at the Chicago lockbox.  Now, hopefully by 2024 an interview will be obtained. 

Yeah I understand what you mean!



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1 hour ago, Jeffreyyu said:

AOS application was delivered yesterday 🎊 praying for a quick approval 

Very good, but set your expectations low, does not hurt to pray! Hoping it's quick!



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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Taiwan
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Hello! My AOS was mailed April 30, but I think joining the May thread makes more sense. 

Still waiting to hear back. Hopefully it'll all work out!

Good luck everyone


129-F During COVID Times

March 7, 2020: 129F packet sent from Seattle, WA to Texas

March 10, 2020: USCIS receives packet (Receipt Date)

March 13, 2020: Received NOA1 hardcopy from USCIS (Notice Date)

November 24, 2020: Case approved (online tracker and USCIS website)

December 4, 2020: Received NOA2 hardcopy from USCIS

December 16, 2020: NVC receives our case

January 5, 2021: Case "In-Transit" to Taipei, Taiwan embassy/consulate

January 8, 2021: Arrived at American Institute in Taiwan

January 11, 2021: Received call from AIT and received E-Packet 3

February 18, 2021: Interview (Approved)

February 18 - March 3, 2021: CEAC "Administrative Processing"

March 3, 2021: Case "Issued"

March 6, 2021: Visa On Hand, but petitioner name misspelled on K1 visa, sent back for reissue

March 11, 2021: "Issued" and received passport with correct K1 visa

March 17, 2021: Enter the US via Seattle, WA

April 11, 2021: Got married!

 

AOS During COVID Times

April 30, 2021: AOS/EAD/AP packet sent to Chicago Lockbox

May 3, 2021: Received 3 separate NOA1s via text

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1 hour ago, jess.y said:

Hello! My AOS was mailed April 30, but I think joining the May thread makes more sense. 

Still waiting to hear back. Hopefully it'll all work out!

Good luck everyone

Yeah you'll be fine, you just have to wait a bit. Welcome to the thread.



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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Morocco
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Hello Everyone,

 

I want to share my experience with you. My husband came to America on a K1 visa during the pandemic and we were unable to get married in NYC due to the shutdowns of my state. Eventually we got married and filed for AOS in October. USCIS sent me an RFE after he had his biometrics appointment and asked for a valid petition because his K1 visa had expired. I spoke with numerous lawyers and all of them said that my husband would be fine with withdrawing the application and filing for an I-130 since my husband came here legally.

 

I withdrew the petition in April and filed an I-130, I-130A, I-485, I-131 and I-765 in May. It was received and signed for on May 6th, 2021. I felt relieved. Two days ago, I received an official withdrawal letter from USCIS saying that my old petition is withdrawn, that my husband can submit a new petition and that he has to leave the country within 33 days since he overstayed his visa.

 

I spoke with a few lawyers since Monday and they have all said to not worry since I have already filed an I-130 and AOS paperwork. They said that I shouldn't do anything else except wait for my NOAs and to relax. I'm still very nervous and scared. 

 

Does anyone have any thoughts about my situation?

 

Best,

A

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Germany
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We sent off my AOS packet to the Chicago Lockbox yesterday, now on to the waiting game!


Previous Visas

Spoiler

 

08/2016 - 09/2017: J-1 Student

07/2018 - 07/2019: J-1 Intern

04/2019: Employer files for H-1B visa

07/2019: Did not make the H-1B lottery

 


K-1 Fiancé Visa

Spoiler

2019-08-30: I-129F Sent

2019-09-06: I-129F NOA1

2019-12-09: I-129F NOA2

2020-01-21: NVC Left

2020-01-30: Consulate Received

2020-02-10: P3 Received

2020-02-25: P3 Response Sent

2020-02-27: P3 delivered to consulate

~~ consular processing suspended due to Covid-19 - case stuck ~~

2020: Multiple Letters to Representatives without effect

2020-11-30: Decision to join the Milligan lawsuit

2020-12-19: Attorneys file for addition of plaintiffs in federal court

2021-01-19: Judge Boasberg grants addition of plaintiffs

~~ Case unstuck thanks to lawsuit ~~

2021-01-20: Interview date set

2021-01-25: Medical

2021-01-28: Interview

2021-01-29: Visa Issued

2021-02-03: Visa in Hand

2021-03-08: Arrived in Mexico

2021-03-23: Arrived in the US

 

AOS

2021-05-01: *** Marriage ***

2021-05-22: AOS packet sent (AOS/EAD/AP)

2021-05-24: AOS packet received

2021-06-10: Text messages received

2021-06-11: Check cashed

2021-06-15: I-797C NOAs received in the mail

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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3 hours ago, Jöla said:

We sent off my AOS packet to the Chicago Lockbox yesterday, now on to the waiting game!

Welcome to the thread!



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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Somalia
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I filed my AOS on May 1st, and I received the NOA email from the on 23rd yesterday. I have one problem, instead of putting the eligibility category C09, I wrote A6. Is it 100% that I will receive the whole package back as RFE. Did anyone had this experience before.

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