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  1. Hey. I saw there was a similar thread for 2016 and 2017 but I couldn't find one for 2018. Would you be interested in following the progress of other New York filers? I thought we could discuss our timelines, interview experiences with the local offices, and keep track of when EADs will start coming in. Anyone interested? @NYLondon @Michelle M @Penny&Lee @blenheim @Filip and Alix @AndreaPerkins Please tag any other NY filers you may know.
  2. Hello everyone! So I submit a inquiry about my case been out processing time and I received this message: “Your case is currently under review. You should receive a decision or notice of other action shortly.” If someone had received that message after how long y’all received the EAD card/approved case? Thanks for reading. Good luck everyone! 🤞🍀 ps: I expedite (even if its out processing time) because i have a job offer and i asked for Congressional help.
  3. Hi everyone! Here's a new group for anyone who has just applied for AOS from K1 in July 2018! Fingers crossed for everyone!
  4. Starting this thread for argentinians filling AOS out there. AOS information is general for everyone from every country. We just decided to make this thread to try to keep argentinians together. @Fernanda R Sanz kindly wrote down th things to do as soon as you arrive to the US for AOS. I-94 Form: you download it from the gov page. At customs they register your entry on that form. You need this paper to get an SSN#, AOS, EAD and AP. The trick here, is that this form expires 7 days after your arrival (not the Visa, only the validity of this I94 Form) so you MUST process your SSN# before it expires. If not, you will get lots of delays. SSN#: You are told that you must wait 1 or 2 weeks since your arrival to apply for an SSN#, so you give time for the system to pull up your data. And also apply before the 90 days expire. I've apply one day before my I94 Form was going to expire, and the system was down so I will need to wait a month to receive my SSN# with my single name. Buy the Marriage License and get married. (When you have your ssn#, go back and ask to have your name changed from for single name, to your married name. This will work as a proof of genuine marriage.) Take pictures of all the activities, trips,dinners,sightseeing places,etc. You need to show how the relationship continues on this 90 days period. (Of course you need to add pictures of the wedding and reception) Joint Account: Create a joint account as soon as you are married, so it'll show both names and address, as well as proof of all the marriage spendings,rent,etc. You need your SSN# and marriage certificate to get one, also as soon as you get an account, the better to get credit. Creditcard and personal account for beneficiary: You need to have a service under your name and SSN# to have one. Also do it as soon as possible, so you start gaining credit points. Do Affidavit of Support. Fill out forms and do copies. Lease or mortgage: you'll need proof of adress, so after marriage,ssn#, and accounts, both names of spouses should be in the lease or mortgage. Also must have services under both of you, showing same adress and congratulatory letters to both spouses to the same home adress I'll write down a check list for AOS, EAD and AP AOS Form I-485 completed and signed by beneficiary Cover letter with table of contents Form I-693 (if overseas medical expired) overseas DS-3025 vaccination report Form G-1145 I-94 (you get it online like it says above) I-129f approval letter from USCIS petition aka NOA2 Birth Certificate Both Spouses (the BC from the beneficiary has to be translated and apostilled) Copy passport biography page of both spouses Copy of passport visa history and entry stamp of beneficiary Color passpor style photographs $1225 check or money order for filling and biometric fees Divorce documents (apostilled and translated too) I-864 Affidavit of support Photographs of the 90 days process Marriage certificate (original or certified copy) EAD Form I-765 completed and signed by beneficiary Copy of beneficiary's Passport with biographical page Copy of beneficiary's K1 Visa from Passport and entry stamp Passport Photos (2) name written on the back Cover letter with table of contents Form G-1145 I-94 I-129F approval lettere from USCIS NOA2 Marriage Certificate (copy) AP Form I-131 completed and signed by beneficiary Copy of beneficiary's Passport with biographical page Copy of beneficiary's K1 Visa from Passport and entry stamp Passport Photos (2) name written on the back Cover letter with table of contents Form G-1145 I-94 I-129F approval lettere from USCIS NOA2 Marriage Certificate (copy) Please, if you have more information, comment down below so we can help eachother! Cheers!
  5. Hi! We got an message from NVC teeling us about our tax transcripts how they are in one document (so we need to split them up). We sent the scanned paper transcripts from our preparer and just found out about the IRS site. I'm wondering which ones to upload? There are 4 documents per year: 1. Account Transcript 2. Record of Account 3. Tax Return Transcript 4. Wage and Income Which ones do I upload? Do I upload all of them? Thank you!
  6. Hello All, This is Balaji, I have applied for AOS on June 1st. And my local field office is Detroit. Currently I am waiting for my Interview to be scheduled and EAD card to be issued. I am creating this topic for all of the AOS filers past or present and have Detroit field office as their local USCIS office, so we can all share our experiences during AOS process. Hopefully this would be helpful...!! Thanks, Balaji.
  7. Hi! We will be filing for my AOS shortly, and since tomorrow marks the start of a new month I thought it would be appropriate to start a new thread for all June filers adjusting from K1 visas. If you're filing soon or if you think you'll file within the next few weeks, please join
  8. My joint sponsor has a husband who's already retired. Should I include a form i864a for him since they filed jointly? Thank you in advance!
  9. Hi We sent the package on September 16 and we’re still waiting for any kind of response. The check has not been cashed, and since we filed with the help of a law office and they sent the package, we don’t have a mail tracking number, what should we do?
  10. Hey everyone, my case is at nvc since around 2 months cuz we couldn’t find a way. Please help us, as per my husband’s last year income he wasn’t eligible to sponsor me, but this year he’s making enough to sponsor me but we don’t have tax records of this year and this is why my case been delaying. We cannot find a joint sponsor as I heard there are some liabilities. What else we could do?? Please help me. I need it. Thanks in advance!!
  11. Anyone else here who's field center for their AOS is San Francisco, CA? I checked USCIS Processing Timeline, and they are currently processing November 28, 2016 applications... Have you heard any update on your application?
  12. Hi all, A terribly minor question about the G-325A for adjustment of status from a K1 Technically, I'm going to have two addresses. The first line had "Present Date" written in on the form already. I presume that it is okay for me to write in "Present date" for the other address too. The only reason I bring it up is that I don't know if these forms are read in using some form of optical character recognition software. I wouldn't want the form to get rejected by the software due to something so minor. I've included a mock up of what I mean in the attached picture. Simon.
  13. Background: AOS adjustment through marriage from F1 status | Currently residing in California Hi guys, I haven't received my EAD card yet and I'm starting to worry. It's been almost 4 months now. Here's my timeline so far: 05/09/2019: USCIS RECEIVED MY FILE 05/18/2019: NOTICES IN MAIL 05/24/2019: BIOMETRICS LETTERS 06/07/2019: BIOMETRICS DONE My USCIS status for FORM I-765 says: "...we completed our review of your fingerprints and are working on your form I-765... We will let you know if we make any decision or need anything from you..." Is it normal? Thanks.
  14. Hi Everyone, I didn’t see a thread for July 2019 AOS filers so I’m starting one. We’re doing the concurrent filing based on marriage (I-130, I-485, I-864, I-765, I-131). My wife entered on a B2 back in Jan 2017 and yes I know we’ve should have done this a long time ago but better late than never. We mailed the package this past Saturday and it’s scheduled to be delivered on Wednesday. We’re in South Florida so I’m hoping to at least have her EAD/AP by Nov as we are planning a trip for Christmas to visit her family. If it’s not here by then we’ll then, Disney World it is lol.  Good luck everyone!!
  15. I was wondering if we have a lot of Los Angeles filed office AOS filers, maybe it would help to get some data points here. My main concern is how do you plan travel for after you get your AP and until you get your interview notice? I do not want to book travel and then get a notice that my interview is during that time... As best I can tell, it used to be 7.5 months from receive date to interview, and now with the latest update it is 6 3/4 months or so. One member here I believe got scheduled 6 months out recently, but I can't find where that post was (the search here when you type in Los Angeles is too hard to sift through). Any other LA filers here? Maybe you can share your dates and we can get some educated guesses going
  16. Hi everyone, wondering if anyone has any knowledge or experience on this. Received an RFIE letter today that is asking for income evidence for a co sponsor for a man I have never heard of. We aren't even using a co sponsor. They have mixed us up with someone else. My lawyer is going to write back to USCIS saying they have made an error. Anyone know what will happen to my case after this? Does the timer start back at zero? Has my case been lost? Does that mean my EAD is lost/mixed up with someone else too? Very confused. Hopefully things will mend themselves quickly but I have also read that stuff like this can maximise the wait time. I am AOS'ing from K1, still yet to receive EAD/AP and I'm a June filer. Anyone that has experience with this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  17. My husband ead is expiring Oct 29 pending application, we are traveling to miami Nov everything will be expired...HELP WHAT DO WE DO
  18. Hey all, I've been using this site as a resource for a long time but I have been in stealth mode. I just wanted to share a little about the process as my wife and I experienced it so maybe it will help anyone in progress. We applied for the fiance visa in October, 2017. No additional documents were requested and my fiance (at the time) had her interview in Costa Rica in August, 2018. She was approved so I traveled to CR and we came to South Carolina in October and were married on October 6. We sent the requests for the work permit and AOS in December, 2018. The wait times looked daunting and I was not expecting resolution of the AOS until the end of 2019 at the earliest. Here is the part where it gets a little scary. We received the AOS interview appointment for May without any news on the work permit/SSN request other than the initial notice that our paperwork was received. I saw several videos and comments from "experts" who claimed that if you do everything right you will not get your AOS appointment first. We gathered all the documents we could without being able to include any items like joint bank account or other financial documents since she had no SSN. We did try to get her an SSN when she first arrived but it seems like there is a debate between the SSA and USCIS about whether or not someone in my wife's scenario should have an SSN. At the interview in Charleston we told our story in brief and then presented an album of our photos starting when we first dated in May, 2015 including wedding pictures and a few more recent ones. I printed a few pages of our chat log from Whatsapp and I had one of our friends write an affidavit. We also presented documents showing we had traveled together and paperwork from her OB/GYN showing that she was pregnant and had a miscarriage in January, 2019 (a whole other sad story). I feel pretty sure that the officers have already reviewed everything before the interview and they have a pretty strong feeling of whether to approve or deny before you even go there. The officer was businesslike but friendly - much more so than the one who processed her paperwork in the ATL airport when she first came with her visa. He was quick to dismiss my concerns about not having any financial records as proof since we didn't have the SSN. He actually made it seem like he did not expect the SSA to give us one. The officer seemed almost grateful when I gave him the Whatsapp log like that was the icing on the cake for him to go ahead and approve us. Success! It seems that since the AOS and work permit requests go to different offices, it really is just determined by random luck and how deep the backlogs are which process moves forward first. That is the main point I wanted to cover. Do not panic if the same happens to you. We were very nervous about that after Googling too much. Good luck to all and feel free to ask me anything. I'm no expert but I am happy to help as many others have helped us.
  19. Hi everyone! As San Fernando Valley is not in the list of field offices on visa journey timeline, it is hard to find process information on it. (From the posts of fellow vj members it looks like they are around July to October 2017 filers at the moment) just checking to see if there are any other out there? SFV field office looks pretty backlogged so there should be someone around here... (If you’re not sure and from Santa Barbara, Ventura, Oxnard and north LA there is a chance that you are. You can check your field office on uscis web site)
  20. Hi everyone, I have been searching through this forum and did not find any topics that discussed EAD Expedite cases where USCIS has requested Proof. Share your experience and timeline here so we can get a better idea about how long it takes and what is the success rate. You can track mine in my signature. I requested EAD expedite review under Severe Financial Loss and I provided a letter from my employer to prove it. It has been 9 days since I faxed my letter and no change so far...
  21. I always had a thing for September There is no way I'm getting my NOA1 by tomorrow, so let me start September AOS thread beforehand! And remember it is always a good idea to just send EAD and AP together with the timelines getting longer. You never know what you'll need and it is free! Good luck to all!
  22. Since I couldn't find a Philadelphia field office specific topic, I figured I create one and give it a shot! Filed AOS in September 2018, have been ready for interview since October 2018, so we still have a good wait in front of us! Any Philly filers that filed in 2017/2018, please chime in so we can get an idea of the processing times (besides the processing times chart on VJ) and for some Philly support. Happy Sunday everyone!
  23. Need some advice. We are getting ready to apply for my fiancé’s AOS. I am the petitioner, and I know I don’t meet the income requirement for 125% above poverty level. I know assets can make up for missing income. Can money in your savings account make up the difference? Anyone who has been through something similar, any information would be greatly appreciated!
  24. Hi! Me and my husband (petitioner) got married on a K1-visa a month ago. We are currently assembling our AOS. We are having problems with the I-864. He is currently well above the 125% poverty line, but it's a new job so it's not reflected on any tax returns. His past tax returns does not meet the income requirement, but we have paystubs and a letter from his employer showing that he makes more than enough now. Should we use a joint sponsor to be on the safe side? We are both terrified of delays, as I am beyond ready to start working! For our I-134 we used his dad as a joint sponsor, but I was told at the embassy in Sweden that it wasn't necessary. But I know the I-864 is under more scrutiny than the I-134 is. Has anyone been in this situation and can share their experience? I'd be great to hear from someone with experience so it's not just guess work. Thank you!
  25. Hi all - we had our AOS interview yesterday, thought I would add info if it helps anyone: - They were primarily concerned with tax returns and paystubs, all of which we had and presented. - We were only asked where we got married (and half-way through explaining, agent said he had had enough info). - All of our photos/albums were reviewed, but not questions asked. They did keep a few photos from our wedding (which we have duplicates of). Overall it was very simple and painless; we hope to get the Green Card within the next few weeks! Hope this helps!
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