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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 or Certificate
  • 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!

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2 hours ago, Takami said:

Thank you, this is very helpful and we will start filing these after thus road trip😉

Welcome to the thread. When it comes time  to start your package please take care in what you do. You don't want your package to come back for a simple oversight!



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2 hours ago, Carriep said:

We are hoping to send our package this month 😃

 

Happy to be here 

 

Welcome to the thread and pay attention once you start your packet!



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We have our final pack prepared. I’m going to proof read the forms one last time before sending it. 
 

Am I right I saying it should be posted to:

 

Attn: FBAS 

131 South Dearborn - 3rd Floor

Chicago, IL

60603-5517

 

Does anybody have any other advice on how to post this pack?! Should we fed-ex it with express / important / VIP status? What’s the best way to send it?

 

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Just now, KevinIreland said:

We have our final pack prepared. I’m going to proof read the forms one last time before sending it. 
 

Am I right I saying it should be posted to:

 

Attn: FBAS 

131 South Dearborn  - 3rd Floor

Chicago, IL

60603-5517

 

Does anybody have any other advice on how to post this pack?! Should we fed-ex it with express / important / VIP status? What’s the best way to send it?

 

131 South Dearborn Street. We sent via UPS. I'd suggest anything with a tracking number. And steer away from USPS just because it seems to be turned upon it's head.

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14 minutes ago, KevinIreland said:

We have our final pack prepared. I’m going to proof read the forms one last time before sending it. 
 

Am I right I saying it should be posted to:

 

Attn: FBAS 

131 South Dearborn - 3rd Floor

Chicago, IL

60603-5517

 

Does anybody have any other advice on how to post this pack?! Should we fed-ex it with express / important / VIP status? What’s the best way to send it?

 

 Yes that address you quoted is for: FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries (NOT USPS). I would use Fedex with tracking!

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12 minutes ago, JCB86 said:

131 South Dearborn Street. We sent via UPS. I'd suggest anything with a tracking number. And steer away from USPS just because it seems to be turned upon it's head.

Not sure where you got the Street from, as the OP quoted the correct address straight from the USCIS site. I suspect it does not matter though!



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1 minute ago, Sarge2155 said:

Not sure where you got the Street from, as the OP quoted the correct address straight from the USCIS site. I suspect it does not matter though!

We had some issues at UPS, as I preprinted the label and it had to be corrected. When you google the USCIS address it does autofill with "street". 

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1 minute ago, JCB86 said:

We had some issues at UPS, as I preprinted the label and it had to be corrected. When you google the USCIS address it does autofill with "street". 

Either way it probably does not matter. I used FedEx when we sent ours had no issues. I guess it would be up to the sender whether to use street or not. Personally small little things in this game can trip you up big time.  In my opinion I'd play it safe and use the address as listed on USCIS I-485 page.  But that's just me. I'm  sure with or without the street it will get there!



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1 minute ago, Sarge2155 said:

Either way it probably does not matter. I used FedEx when we sent ours had no issues. I guess it would be up to the sender whether to use street or not. Personally small little things in this game can trip you up big time.  In my opinion I'd play it safe and use the address as listed on USCIS I-485 page.  But that's just me. I'm  sure with or without the street it will get there!

Certainly, Sarge. Our guy corrected the label with "street" and reprinted. And it got there perfectly fine in a day or two. Maybe just an automated thing in the system.

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17 minutes ago, JCB86 said:

Certainly, Sarge. Our guy corrected the label with "street" and reprinted. And it got there perfectly fine in a day or two. Maybe just an automated thing in the system.

Yeah I suspect so!



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K1 to AOS! Package sent on 2nd August :) 

Field Office - Newark NJ. Jumped through a few hoops at the Consulate level to get here! Happy to help anyone who is getting ready to file with whatever little I know! 

Cheers! 

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