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Laura Hartman

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About Laura Hartman

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  • Birthday February 24
  • Member # 296639
  • Location Bogotá, Colombia

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  • Gender
    Female
  • City
    Santa Rosa
  • State
    California

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  • Immigration Status
    Adjustment of Status (pending)
  • Place benefits filed at
    National Benefits Center
  • Local Office
    San Francisco CA
  • Country
    Colombia

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  1. Hi, I had my AOS interview yesterday April 16th. The IO went over all the questions on the i-485 application and that alone took a long time. Afterwards he asked some questions about our relationship, nothing too personal, just how met, where and when, our engagement, family, my husband's previous marriage, etc. When it came to the evidence, he only asked for photos and insurance. We did have plenty of photos (places we traveled to, with family, wedding reception, etc), joint bank account statement, credit cards, taxes statement we filed jointly, a lease for a place we rented together for a while but not insurance since we just don't have insurance at the moment for several reasons. Anyway, he didn't ask for anything else but photos and health insurance. Even though I provided him with all the other paperwork previously mentioned, I forgot to give him our tax return as evidence. I genuinely just forgot that one thing plus he didn't ask for it or anything else for that matter besides the photos and insurance we didn't have. What are your suggestions? I think our taxes return is good evidence for our case and would be worth the shot to mail it as it was something I meant to submit as evidence in the interview. He did ask if we didn't have insurance because of me not having a SSN till recently which is partly true but the main reason why is because we couldn't afford it before and we have been looking for more affordable plans plus we did go to the doctor and dentist plenty of times without insurance and we never had any issues so we never felt pressured to get it. Besides that, the interview went OK.
  2. I recently received my request for AOS initial interview with a list of items I need to bring with me. The affidavit of support form i-864 is listed unless already submitted which I did when I applied for AOS back in October 2017 so I assumed I didn't have to bring it to the interview as I sent out my i-485 and a completed i-864 with all the evidence required (federal income tax returns, W-2's, letters from employers, evidence of sponsor's US citizenship, etc). However, I called USCIS and got two different suggestions, one was that I should bring another updated i-864 form with all required evidence all over again and then later another agent said that since I already submitted it when I first applied, I only needed to bring a copy with me. I just want to make sure whether I have complete this form again or not as I don't have that much time to put all that paperwork together. I just want to know what's best for my case and as usual, I received mixed answers from USCIS customer service.
  3. You're right. I went to the appointment and the doctor advised me to not get it because it is around $500 and I may not need it. He said that I most likely won't need it and worst case scenario I can always come back and get it done if the IO requires it.
  4. I read the instructions for i-693 and it states on page 7: C.You received a medical examination prior to admission, then:(1)You are not required to have another medical examination as long as you file your Form I-485 within one year of an overseas medical examination. I called USCIS and they said the medical examination I got overseas when applied for a K1 visa is only valid for a year. I got my medical examination on May 23rd, 2017 and I applied for AOS on October 24th, 2017. I recently got my interview appointment for April 16th giving me only 30 days to get all the paperwork needed for the interview. I scheduled a medical exam just in case but I'm still unsure whether I have to get it done or not. I only have my vaccination records and chest X-rays from the last medical exam since the results of the medical exam overseas was given in a sealed envelope to an IO when going through customs after landing to the states in order to be admitted to the country (July 19th, 2017). What are your thoughts? My interview is in 18 days.
  5. This is all so confusing. I read the instructions for i-693 and it states on page 7: C.You received a medical examination prior to admission, then:(1)You are not required to have another medical examination as long as you file your Form I-485 within one year of an overseas medical examination. I called USCIS and they said the medical examination I got overseas when applied for a K1 visa is only valid for a year. I got my medical examination on May 23rd, 2017 and I applied for AOS on October 24th, 2017. I recently got my interview appointment for April 16th giving me only 30 days to get all the paperwork needed for the interview. I scheduled a medical exam just in case but I'm still unsure whether I have to get it done or not. I only have my vaccination records and chest X-rays from the last medical exam since the results of the medical exam overseas was given in a sealed envelope to an IO when going through customs after landing to the states in order to be admitted to the country (July 19th, 2017). What are your thoughts? My interview is in 18 days.
  6. This is all so confusing. I called USCIS and now I'm even more confused. They said the medical examination I got overseas when applied for a K1 visa is only valid for a year. I got my medical examination on May 23rd, 2017 and I applied for AOS on October 24th, 2017. I recently got my interview appointment for April 16th so I only had 30 days to get all the paperwork needed for the interview. I scheduled a medical exam just in case but I'm still unsure whether I have to get it done or not. I only have my vaccination records and chest X-rays from the last medical exam as everyone else since the results of the medical exam overseas must be given in a sealed envelope to an IO when going through customs after landing to the states in order to be admitted to the country. What are your thoughts? My interview is in 18 days.
  7. Hi there, I recently got a letter stating that my interview for AOS will take place on April 16th. I was quite excited to hear from USCIS after such a long time since the last time I heard any updates about my case was over a year ago however, I read the list of all the paperwork I need to put together for the interview within a month and I just started to stress out about it. I've got so many questions and I don't know how I'll manage to get this done with such short notice (the interview is in 20 days) but I was wondering whether I had to complete the medical examination or not. As usual, I've got mixed information from the form instructions and USCIS agents. I had a medical examination before I was admitted to a K-1 visa holder. I filed my Form I-485 within one year of my overseas medical examination. The instructions for the form I-693 states that you are not required to have another medical examination if you filed within one year of your overseas medical examination however when I called USCIS, I was told on the phone by one of their agents that I still require a medical examination since it's been over a year since I applied. I'm not sure about this one and I've already scheduled the appointment. If that's the case, I wonder what the appointment is going to be like, how long, what kind of questions will the doctor ask, if it's going to be like my medical examination overseas where the doctor only saw me for like 10 minutes, did a quick q & a and everyone who went before me was like just answer what they want to hear. Then I got a vaccination record in like 5-10 minutes. Also, the day before the appointment I got a chest X-ray, blood and urine test which did not take more than 10 minutes. I have no idea what to expect from this medical examination if there are going to be unexpected screenings and tests that I am not aware of and will cost me more money than planned as well. Thanks for any further tips, details or recommendations.
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