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    Chelley swiped right whilst on holiday in 2014... and here we are

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  1. I think you'll be fine. It's probably the day they open your application versus the day you mailed it.
  2. I had a look here... https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/ and in the timeline section on this sight. USCIS says 13.5 to 28.5 months for processing at LIN for i-751 and on here I have seen some at about 11 months - so I guess the next we'll hear will be in 9 to 27 months from now ???
  3. We were on the same forum before! maybe September 2017 filers for the last round?
  4. What I have learned whilst travelling is that the USCIS immigration system does not seem to be connected to officers at the PoE. It is dependent on the traveller to have the correct information and documentation. You'd think they'd be able to scan your green card or your letter or your passport and it would bring up your current status - but it doesn't. The last time I went through passport control I was waiting for about 90 minutes before I was let through as I had additional paperwork given to me at an infopass appointment because my EAD/greencard had not come through in time. Border control seemed to have no idea that USCIS processes were taking so long and were curious as to why I didn't just have the 'right' paperwork. (The documents I had were perfectly valid - but US Border Control at Dublin airport was not familiar with them.) On other occasions they did not know about pending visas for a co-traveller. I try to have the original letter and I carry copies in different bags and pockets in case it gets lost or stolen.
  5. Current processing times: I just had a look at the timelines section of the site. ROC currently being processed were submitted between January 2019 and January 2020 - so anywhere between 9 and 21 months.
  6. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KJKRwVAoBbRjDUSsvClmUCBNCyNmszrroqydrzCa2Wk/edit?usp=sharing The chap who created the September sheet has adapted one for us too . I have put in my info so far. It looks like several of us have packages that were delivered today!
  7. Here - I found the instructions/advice at https://www.uscis.gov/forms/filing-guidance/form-filing-tips: Assemble Your Application, Petition, or Request We recommend assembling your package in the following order: Check or money order or Form G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transactions. If you are paying by check or money order, write the form you are filing and your A-Number or other applicable identification on the check or money order. If you are paying with a credit card, see our Pay with a Credit Card webpage. Form G-1145, Request for e-Notification (if applicable) Form G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative (if applicable) Form being filed Supporting documentation: Submit the documents or evidence listed in the form instructions. Supporting documents must be in English or accompanied by a complete English translation. Submit copies unless we request original documents. If you send an original document with your form, it may become part of the record and we will not return it to you automatically. If you have any attachments, make sure each attached page has your name and A-Number (if any). You may also number the pages and include the total amount of pages being attached (for example, “page 1 of 11”). Send single-sided copies of your supporting documentation. Mark the envelope and the cover letter with the nature of the submission. For example, Original Submission, Brief for an Appeal, or Response to Request for Additional Information. Mark the envelope and the cover letter with the form number. For example, I-129, I-130, I-690 or I-698. In preparing your packet, remember: Do not use binders or folders that we cannot easily disassemble. Use fasteners to hold together thick or bulky applications or petitions. Two-hole punching the top of the material for easy placement in the file is appreciated. Sticky tabs assist in locating items listed as attachments. For easy filing, place the tabs on the bottom of the page, not the side. Do not use heavy-duty staples; instead use fasteners or heavy clips. Do not submit originals unless specifically required. Do not submit oversized documentation unless it is necessary. Send single-sided copies of your supporting documentation. If you are sending more than one case in an envelope, clearly separate the cases by rubber band or fasteners.
  8. I didn't write the names on every page of evidence but I did put the A number on every sheet - I am pretty sure I saw this somewhere in package instructions. I think it is just in case pages get misplaced. (It took ages but better safe than sorry...) And aside from that - everything @Genski92 said
  9. We did submit what they asked for in the instructions (except for the affadavits which only seem to be required if you don't have enough of everything else): https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/document/forms/i-751instr.pdf Evidence of the Relationship Submit copies of documents indicating that the marriage upon which you were granted conditional status was entered in “good faith” and was not for the purpose of circumventing immigration laws. Submit copies of as many documents as you can to establish this fact, to demonstrate the circumstances of the relationship from the date of the marriage to the present date, and to demonstrate any circumstances surrounding the end of the relationship, if it has ended. The documents should include, but are not limited to, the following examples: 1. Birth certificates of children born during the time of this marriage, if any; 2. Lease or mortgage contracts showing joint occupancy and/or ownership of your communal residence; 3. Financial records showing joint ownership of assets and joint responsibility for liabilities, such as joint savings and checking accounts with transaction history, complete joint Federal and State tax returns, insurance policies that show the other spouse as the beneficiary, joint utility bills, or joint installment or other loans. If applicable, submit copies of military Leave and Earnings Statements showing receipt of Basic Allowance for Quarters (BAQ) with family members and/or Form DD-1172 for military family member identification cards; 4. Other documents that you consider relevant to establish that your marriage was not entered for the purpose of evading U.S. immigration laws; and 5. Affidavits sworn to or affirmed by at least two people who have known both of you since your conditional residence was granted and have personal knowledge of your marriage and relationship. (Such persons may be required to testify before an immigration officer as to the information contained in the affidavit.) The original affidavit must be submitted and also contain the following information regarding the person making the affidavit: his or her full name and address; date and place of birth; relationship to you or your spouse, if any; and full information and complete details explaining how the person acquired his or her knowledge. Affidavits must be supported by other types of evidence listed above. I thought my file was fairly skimpy compared to the September filers packages - I have only included a selection of bank statements etc rather than every statement from the marriage to now. Just trying to cover the bases so that we lessen the chance of getting an RFE. Thankfully the next step after this one looks like FAR less paperwork! Roll on citizenship...
  10. Okay - off to the post office. My pack ended up around 150 pages and included: G-1450: Payment of $680 G-1145: e-notification request: Cover letter: USCIS P.O. Box 21200 Phoenix, AZ 85036 October 9th 2020 Nature of the submission: Removal of Conditions To Whom It May Concern: Enclosed please find my Form I-751 to Remove Conditions on Residence, and supporting documents. Contents include: - Payment in the amount of $ 680 = $595 filing fee + $85 biometrics fee - Form I-751 Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence and copy of Green Card Supporting evidence: 1. Escrow statement and refinance settlement statement showing both names 2. Mortgage statements – April, May, July, August 2020 3. Tax returns and W2s 4. Verizon bills showing Michelle as Chelley [retracted] June, August, September 2020 5. Synchrony bank loan statements for roof repairs showing both names 09/20 and 08/20 6. Health insurance cards front and back 7. Sam’s club membership renewal showing both names 8. Life Insurance docs (x2) showing Aaron and Michelle as mutual beneficiaries 9. 401k document (Michelle) showing Aaron as beneficiary 10. 401k beneficiary designation (Aaron) showing Michelle as beneficiary 11. Election confirmation benefits Michelle – showing Aaron as beneficiary 2018 & 2020 12. Joint checking account statements Dec 18, Oct 19, Jan 20, May 20, Sep 20 13. Joint Savings Account transactions March 2019 – Sept 2020 14. Flight booking October 2019 to visit family in Ireland- both names – Aer Lingus 15. Flight Booking receipts to visit Michelle’s cousin in Miami, June 2019 – one receipt in each name 16. Flight booking confirmation to visit Michelle’s cousin in Miami, February 2020 – both names 17. Boarding passes to visit family in Ireland and London Dec 2018 18. Photographs 2018 - 2020 Copies of documents submitted are exact photocopies of unaltered documents and I understand that I may be required to submit original documents to an USCIS officer at a later date. Signed,
  11. I have written mine as myself - not from us both. I don't know if it makes any difference though. (And I wondered the same thing).
  12. Try not to worry - the worst thing that will happen is that they will send the packet back and you attach the correct payment - that might take two or three weeks. With current processing times, all you really need to have in your hand is the letter confirming the (temporary) extension of your green card - and they seem to be taking two or three weeks to arrive once the application is accepted. The it will be another long wait to get the ten year card (by which time some of us will have begun the naturalisation process). The correct fee currently is $680 ($585+$85).
  13. and I meant to say - do let us know what happens - it might be helpful for someone else who does the same thing. I would hope that if you sent a credit card form, they might just charge the correct amount. Fingers crossed!
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