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Orientalelf

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    Cookeville
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    Tennessee

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    K-1 Visa
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    California Service Center
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    United Kingdom

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  1. Hello everyone! Just wanted to post an update - we went for our AOS interview today at Nashville Field Office and everything went well! Came home and got my EAD/AP combo card in the mail on the same day! Hoping to receive green card soon! Good luck!
  2. Hello everyone! Just wanted to give a quick review of my AOS interview today (K1) at Nashville, TN office: Timeline: AOS Filed - Aug 09th, 2019 NOA Hard Copy - Aug 16th, 2019 Biometrics twice (Finger prints failed) - Sep-Oct, 2019 Interview "ready to be scheduled" - Oct 18th, 2019 Interview Date Scheduled - Dec 10th, 2019 EAD/AP combo card received - Dec 10th, 2019 The process went by very swift for us. Got into the building at our designated time and showed the 2 security guards our ID's and appointment letter. Then had to put all folders, coats, watches, keys, belts and shoes into the tray to be scanned (we didn't bring our purses or phones in). Walked through the metal detector and was told to report to window 1. Walked up to the lady and handed her our ID's and appointment letter again. She looked through everything and gave us a number. We waited for about 5-10 mins and heard a faint call of our number (so keep your ears open!). Was met by a gentleman officer, who greeted us and had us follow him into a separate office/room. Was told to stand to take the oath and proceeded to sit together (husband and I were not separated). Officer was friendly and nonchalant at the same time (we didn't feel too stressed). The beneficiary (me) had to take a picture with his little webcam on the desk scan fingerprints of both my index fingers. Then he went through the first few pages of my I-145 form and asked to see the following documents: - My passport - Husband's ID (drivers license) - My birth certificate (original) - My husband's birth certificate (original) - Marriage certificate (original) After marking down that each one was legitimate on my I-145, he proceeded to ask me from the form: - My full name now - Name prior to marriage - Date of birth - My husband's full name - Date of birth - My current address Next, he asked me if I wanted to submit anything that would go towards his consideration (I asked him to clarify and he said "things that had a co-relationship"). I handed him copy's and original statements from our bank, credit cards, health insurance, 401k retirement, letters of recommendation, marriage photo album, wedding invitation, drivers license + my state ID (to show same address). He then read through all the mandatory pages (about committing crime etc) within the form and after each one had me answer. All of them were "No" and each time I answered he'd put a check mark next to each one. Then he asked me to sign the last page to confirm all we went through. Then, he began to ask me to tell him "all about us", "how we met" etc. He specifically asked me (the beneficiary) to be the core speaker (and told my husband he could chime in if needed). I went right from the beginning, explained that we met through a game - all the way up to our visits (showing him pictures, chat logs etc.) - right through to our wedding day, honeymoon and current living status/life. He was quite pleasant and laughed with us a bit which was nice. After that, he asked if we had any questions (we asked about an address change), and he escorted us out of the room and back towards the security guards. The entire thing lasted about 30 mins. It made us feel good that he commented on how legitimate our relationship felt to him and commented on us checking our status online, whether we would be approved or not (he said if there were any other docs he would need after the interview, he would issue an RFE). If not, the green card should just "surprise" us in the mail - his words lol All in all, it was such a quick process! I prepared 3 folders THICC with documents, copies, evidence etc. But he didn't look at anything but the above. Very friendly experience and we hope to hear some good news soon (apart from the combo work permit/AP card I received when I got back home!). Hope this helps!
  3. Hey guys! After 2 failed fingerprint attempts at my Biometrics, we got scheduled for an interview as of October 18th!
  4. Joining the August boat! Recieved our hard copies today! 😃 Sent Aug 09th Text Messages Aug 18th NOA recieved date Aug 16th
  5. @Wuozopo Hello again! Without me having to create a new thread, would you mind taking a look at our checklist. I'm nervous as August is our last month before my I-94 expires. Would really appreciate it (and of course, thank you for all your advice so far. We wouldn't have gotten through London, UK without you!). - G-1145 Notification of application/petition acceptance - Cover letter - money order payment of $1225 made payable to “U.S. Department of Homeland Security” I-485 Application to Adjust Status: - 2 passport photos - copy of birth certificate - copy of Passport biographical page - do I need the other stamped pages too? - copy of K1 Visa - copy of electronic I-94 - copy of NOA1 + NOA2 from I-129F - certified copy of marriage certificate - Knightbridge document DS-3025 - can I just photocopy this? I-864 Affidavit of Support: Petitioner - I864 form - copy of his birth certificate - tax return or statement in lieu of tax return saying why not required to file Joint sponsor (father-in-law) - I864 form - proof of US citizenship or LPR status (required of a joint) - retirement statement - ss statement - savings/dividens Household member (mother-in-law) - I864A form - proof of US citizenship - marriage certificate - dividens - confused about what evidence mom should provide here? I-765 Application for Employment Authorization: - (2) passport-style photos - copy of passport biographical page - copy of K1 visa - copy of electronic I-94 I-131 Application for travel document (Advanced parole): - (2) passport style photos - copy of passport biographical page - copy of K-1 visa - copy of electronic I-94 I've read a million threads and gotten some conflicting information, but am I right so say I don't need to do 3 cover letters? Thanks again and I hope you don't think of me as rude to tag you like this
  6. Okay, yes, SS + Pension = $26,662 without dividend/stocks and mom does not draw a social security.
  7. Sorry for the confusion, I am the beneficiary writing this (when I say me, I mean the immigrant). Dad does get at least $26,662 Dad has a social security statement, retirement statement and stocks/dividends (Vanguard) that add up to the amount $26,662 and over. Mum's name is on the Vanguard dividends, but she is only a beneficiary on dad's social security and retirement fund. Thus, does mum need to fill out a I-864a?
  8. Thank you @Wuozopo you always seem to come to our savior (and I'm thankful!). I understand everything up to the mom's bit. - Mom and dad file taxes jointly, but mom has zero income. - Dad is retired (and makes enough on his own but it's a combination of stocks+retirement income etc.) that has mom's name listed too! - Ex. tax returns show mom's name listed as the spouse, stocks/bonds shows mom's name listed as the beneficiary. Thus, would mom still need to do the I-864a? Proof Dad is showing: - IRS Tax returns, W2's for previous job - Previous pay stubs - Bank Statement (savings) - Retirement income statement - Stocks/bonds Head count confusion Cosponsor dad - has dad and mom and myself (the immigrant?) as dependent on him. - is that right? AND Petitioner lives at the same address and is "technically dependent on his parents" but legally, is not dependent on their tax return. So would cosponsor put 3 and petitioner put 2? Thank you again!
  9. Sorry for the repeated question but I'd just like a confirmation for 2019! Thank you's in advance! AOS stages after K1 marriage and confused about which form to file?: - The petitioner currently has no income, but lives in the same household as the joint sponsor (father). - We all share the same address, a household of 4 people. - Joint sponsor (father) files joint taxes with his wife (housewife, no income). Thus am I correct in saying = Petitioner (I-864), Joint-sponsor father (I-864a), Mother (I-864a)? Petitioner puts a household size of 2, joint sponsor and mother would put 4?
  10. Thank you so much for this LukeU, I actually got a response from the embassy directly that I was permitted to do it in London as long as I was a citizen, didn't matter if I have lived in the UK or not! Very happy and excited to complete this final stage
  11. Thank you Wuozopo, I hope no questions are raised but just for good measure I've e-mailed the embassy. We transferred because Thailand wouldn't allow co-sponsers for students.
  12. (1) The part about residency is in accordance to gov.co.uk, I'm a citizen by rights of the UK being my home country, but I'm not a "resident. I have to be in the UK for at least 6 months first and was concerned that it would be a problem come interview time. (2) Reasons for questioning is that things don't add up? - I'm putting down a UK address as my current home address. - My workplace and parents addresses are for Thailand. > Thus the officer might say, how long have you been living at this UK address? Do I say I haven't been or do I put a Thai address down?
  13. Hello everyone, me again (sorry to keep opening new threads) but our case is now "ready" at the embassy and I'm having a bit of panic attack with the DS-160. The DS-160 asks for my parents addresses and my current employer. As of right now those two things will be "Thailand". I'm stressed the officer is going to question why that is and the reasons for doing the interview in London OR deem me ineligible for London (as I do not currently live at the residential address provided). I travel back and forth but the last time I was in London wasn't long enough (for the 6 month mark they have to say I'm a resident again etc.). Should I ask London whether I am eligible again? I e-mailed them prior to the transfer but didn't state I was currently still in Thailand, I just provided a residential address and proof of citizenship and they said I was eligible Will the officer be concerned of where I'm working at the moment, where I've been living or how long I've been in the UK? Will they be suspicious as to how I'm earning money or how I'm living in the UK without a job? Any help would be more than appreciated!
  14. @O-J Congratulations!!! Omg I'm so relieved to read this as my fiance is still a student as well! Going to take your tips on getting a university letter!
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