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Hello April 2022 AOS filers 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 (this includes the Bio-metrics fee

 

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)
  • 2021/2020 (current tax year, depending on when you file your AOS in April 2022), 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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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Turkey
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Hello,

We already have approved I-130

April 4 -- 485-765-131 submitted 

April 12 -- received the notices & biometric reuse..

Good luck to all🍀

 

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2 hours ago, Bariskurt said:

Hello,

We already have approved I-130

April 4 -- 485-765-131 submitted 

April 12 -- received the notices & biometric reuse..

Good luck to all🍀

 

Very good moving along nicely!



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2 hours ago, haley45 said:

Hello everyone! Happy to be joining this group of April Filers :) we are K-1 approved, now adjusting status. Sent i-485, i-131 & i-765 April 2, NOA1 on April 4. Waiting for biometrics appointment. Hope to hear something soon. Submitted to Phoenix Lockbox🙂

Welcome to the thread!



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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Germany
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Joining this thread as well, my AOS is going to be turned in on the 24th :).

 

Is there a way to know where my AOS is going to be processed, I am pretty much living close by to two offices. 

Maybe somebody has a clue :P

 


- K-1 Visa Journey - 

Spoiler

02/12/2021 - Filed Petition

02/19/2021 - Received Date NOA1

03/19/2021 - Received NOA1 Letter

10/14/2021 - Sent Case Inquiry
10/26/2021 - Received NOA2
11/12/2021 - Case created NVC
11/23/2021 - Case left NVC

11/26/2021 - Consulate Received

12/04/2021 - Received Paket 3 (Instruction)

12/21/2021 - Sent Paket 3

01/07/2022 - Medical Exam

01/24/2022 - Interview Date

01/24/2022 - Approved

 

- AOS Journey - 

Spoiler

05/03/2022 - Filed Petition

05/12/2022 - E-Notification NOA1

 

 

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5 hours ago, thekevkev said:

Is there a way to know where my AOS is going to be processed, I am pretty much living close by to two offices. 

 

Enter the zip code of the applicant's physical address listed on the I-485 -- https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/find-a-uscis-office/field-offices (scroll to the bottom of the page)

 

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12 hours ago, haley45 said:

Hello everyone! Happy to be joining this group of April Filers :) we are K-1 approved, now adjusting status. Sent i-485, i-131 & i-765 April 2, NOA1 on April 4. Waiting for biometrics appointment. Hope to hear something soon. Submitted to Phoenix Lockbox🙂

Hi how are you? We are on the same journey, we also submitted 485, 765 and 131 recently just got a text message acknowledging receipt. This is the second submission, unfortunately the first one we forgot to include the fees! Refiled and looks like it's good this time. We submitted to Chicago PO Box address.

Anyone knows how long to get particularly the AP approval?

Good luck to all!

 

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2 hours ago, DRAS said:

Hi how are you? We are on the same journey, we also submitted 485, 765 and 131 recently just got a text message acknowledging receipt. This is the second submission, unfortunately the first one we forgot to include the fees! Refiled and looks like it's good this time. We submitted to Chicago PO Box address.

Anyone knows how long to get particularly the AP approval?

Good luck to all!

 

Welcome to the thread! You might get an answer if you were to complete your timeline it's incomplete!

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10 hours ago, Sarge2155 said:

Welcome to the thread! You might get an answer if you were to complete your timeline it's incomplete!

ah, updated 485/131/765 filing dates, thanks. Now it shows 

Based on timeline data, your AP may be adjudicated between September 28, 2022 and November 13, 2022*.

Is that reasonable, 6/7 months then? I'm happy if it is.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Burkina Faso
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13 hours ago, DRAS said:

Hi how are you? We are on the same journey, we also submitted 485, 765 and 131 recently just got a text message acknowledging receipt. This is the second submission, unfortunately the first one we forgot to include the fees! Refiled and looks like it's good this time. We submitted to Chicago PO Box address.

Anyone knows how long to get particularly the AP approval?

Good luck to all!

 

Hello! :) Good to hear from you! We are doing well, I hope the same for you.

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1 minute ago, DRAS said:

ah, updated 485/131/765 filing dates, thanks. Now it shows 

Based on timeline data, your AP may be adjudicated between September 28, 2022 and November 13, 2022*.

Is that reasonable, 6/7 months then? I'm happy if it is.

Reasonable yes 6-8 more like it, but you never know for sure some are slower some are faster. Be prepared to roll with the flow is all I can say at this point!



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3 minutes ago, Sarge2155 said:

Reasonable yes 6-8 more like it, but you never know for sure some are slower some are faster. Be prepared to roll with the flow is all I can say at this point!

I've seen some who seem to be getting their EAD quicker... Has anyone seen this? Some within 3 months.

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On 4/13/2022 at 12:12 PM, haley45 said:

I've seen some who seem to be getting their EAD quicker... Has anyone seen this? Some within 3 months.

Yes one of my friend get his ead card in 6weeks. It's pretty fast these days. And getting faster. Good luck.

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