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  1. Hi there! No one has created a June topic yet so here it is. We’re planning on filing next week. Good luck to everyone AOS Checklist Cover Letter listing Table of Contents (Check Payable to U.S. Department of Homeland Security - $1,225.00) Form I-485 (completed and signed by non-US Citizen/beneficiary) Form G-1145 Form I-944 (Declaration of Self-Sufficiency with applicable supporting documents.) 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 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) 2018, 2017 (optional), and 2016 (optional) Tax Return (with W-2) or Transcripts 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) 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, so please check. Additionally check the forms as listed above i.e., current version and or edition date, there has been changes to various forms since February 24, 2020. 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. IMPORTANT: Form I-944 has quite a bit of supporting documents that go with it depending on your situation, be sure to read the instructions for this form carefully. Many people have gotten a RFE for this form so be sure to pay CLOSE attention when filing it out. Hope this helps in your preparation of your AOS. When in doubt ask questions.
  2. Hi guys, I red many posts on this topic, but I ran into contrasting information and I as I just got my AOS application rejected (because I didn't file the i-944 form that is not even required anymore!!), I want to avoid further delays before resubmitting it. I got married in California this May and I changed my last name to my husband's last name. So, now I wonder, should I file the AOS application using my "old" last name or the new one? Would the marriage certificate be enough as a proof of that? The confusion comes from the fact that I know that the GC is a sticker applied on the passport (am I correct?).. And on my passport I have my maiden name, so I wonder wheather the "mismatch" could cause any problem. Thank you all in advance!
  3. Hi everyone, Tonight I received an update per email from USCIS saying my I485 is ready for an interview. I’m going to gather all documents tomorrow to be up front since I don’t have an EAD yet so nothing better to do. I wasn’t very smart with submitting the whole AOS package since I forgot to make copies. I did save all the forms with information on my MacBook and also the attachments but I might have forgotten a few things. More so the things like supporting documents for the I944 (I believe this is not necessary for now). My question is, did they look at your whole package or just the I485? I know I have to show that we have health insurance together, bank account, car insurance and those things. Does it matter if I would make a screenshot from our health and car insurance website for example? How was your interview? I’m not worried about our bonafide marriage or answering questions but more documents and just wanting peoples experience! Thank you all in advance for helping me and hope y’all stay safe!!
  4. AOS Checklist Cover Letter listing Table of Contents (Check Payable to U.S. Department of Homeland Security - $1,225.00) Form I-485 (completed and signed by non-US Citizen/beneficiary) Form G-1145 Form I-944 (Declaration of Self-Sufficiency) (required as of February 24, 2020) 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 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) 2018, 2017 (optional), and 2016 (optional) Tax Return (with W-2) or Transcripts Employment Verification letter (updated one - not the one used during K1 process) Paystubs (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) 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, so please check. Additionally check the forms as listed above i.e., current version and or edition date, there has been changes to various forms since February 24, 2020. 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. Hope this helps in your preparation of your AOS. When in doubt ask questions.
  5. AOS Checklist Cover Letter listing Table of Contents (Check Payable to U.S. Department of Homeland Security - $1,225.00) 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 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) 2018, 2017 (optional), and 2016 (optional) Tax Return (with W-2) or Transcripts Employment Verification letter (updated one - not the one used during K1 process) Paystubs (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) 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 for the new year, so please check. Additionally check the forms as listed above i.e., current version and or edition date. 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. Hope this helps in your preparation of your AOS. When in doubt ask questions.
  6. First of all, happy new year to everyone. Anyone filing in January? I'm currently prepping our package so we can hopefully send it out soon. Either way, figured we could use progress post for our AOS like the K-visa people have in their subforum so here we are.
  7. A thread for people that filed their AOS packet in February 2020 to share their experience to keep track of trends and whatnot.
  8. Hey all! So my LPR interview is currently being scheduled, has been for about 4 months. Now because of everything that occurred shortly after filing our (i-485 etc) paperwork back in February, I hung onto my passport that I used to enter the US as a form of ID, as it's the only form of ID I have, and I was concerned about passport processing back in my own country due to lock down (on top of the worry of being without it should anything bad have happened). The passport has my Maiden name on it, I took my husband's name when I married. It's valid for a few more years yet. My home country requires you send the passport back to them in order to get a new one sent out, with which I believe they return the old one also. Ive just had all my employment authorization stuff come through including the card. So my question is, for the interview, does the passport need to have my new name on it? And if I was to send it off, is it possible to use this new EA card as a form of ID should I need to? (ofc I have no plans of travel outside the US). Thanks!
  9. No one has made an April post yet. We’re planning on filing next week. Good luck to everyone here. Double check the dates on all forms and make sure you follow the new requirements since they changed as of February 24, 2020. AOS Checklist Cover Letter listing Table of Contents (Check Payable to U.S. Department of Homeland Security - $1,225.00) Form I-485 (completed and signed by non-US Citizen/beneficiary) Form G-1145 Form I-944 (Declaration of Self-Sufficiency) (required as of February 24, 2020) 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 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) 2018, 2017 (optional), and 2016 (optional) Tax Return (with W-2) or Transcripts Employment Verification letter (updated one - not the one used during K1 process) Paystubs (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) 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)
  10. Hello all, hope I can find some help here. It's for a friend. The situation is as follows. My friend is sponsoring both his parents for an adjustment of status. Both his parents are in the same application for the adjustment. He was wondering how will he go about the primary immigrant and the family member section. He has his dad as the primary immigrant and his mom as a family member. Can someone verify if this would be correct? Also I know he has to submit two i864 one for each because he already got a checklist from USCIS. So my question is... will both I864 look the same with the only exception where it ask which immigrant is he sponsoring???? And how would the household size look like in this scenario? I would appreciate any help please. Any help would be appreciated. @pushbrk Maybe you can give me some feedback or anyone?
  11. ok, so my entry here in the US is K1 fiance visa, biometrics AOS everything has been sent and all done and we were originally scheduled for an interview for Adjustment of status since March 17,2020. But then COVID happened and the offices closed. Now, upon checking uscis case status, my case is still " Ready to be scheduled for an interview". It's now August 9 and Im just worried, is this normal or should I just wait for them to reschedule my interview? Or should I do anything to resched it? Any thoughts on this? any one who has the same situation? Please let me know. It sucks because the interview was like supposed to be just the day after and then covid happened and closed offices.
  12. 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.
  13. 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...
  14. Hey everybody, so we are about to send off the AOS packet now, I have a question about biometrics. We’re living in Coachella Valley, I believe our local office is San Bernardino if anyone has experiences from this specific area. (If not, I’d still love to hear your thoughts too). I don’t believe our office is closed so I’m sure she will have to attend the biometrics appointment during COVID (probably very soon). She plans to wear a mask to her appointment. During her appointment, will she be asked to remove the mask for any reason? If this has happened to you, could you tell me the exact points in which they may require her to remove her mask, if any, and how long that lasts? She is very scared of catching COVID and I don’t want her to worry about that on top of immigration stress. Thanks for all input!
  15. Has anyone sent in their AOS packages lately? Have you gotten any response as yet? Please share any details you may have.
  16. Hi guys! I'm a little nervous and wondering weather anybody else is in a position similar to mine. My husband and I filled for AOS two months ago (June the 9th), but we haven't hear back from USCIS yet... Which means two months of wait. Is this normal? I red on the forum that people get responses (case numbers I mean, or some kind of reception notification) as quick as 2 weeks after sending the paperwork, max 7. A bit of background story (shoud it be useful): I came to the US on ESTA on March this year and my 90 days as a tourist ended on June the 9th (day that we filled an mailed AOS), so now it's two months that I've been here not lawfully I guess? This makes me extremely nervous as should anything happen, I don't have any notice from USCIS to prove that I at least started a process to stay here legally. My husband and I got married in May and we sent the forms i130, i130a, i485, i864 and g1145 (along with copy of all of the personal documents requested and so on). I was waiting to receive a case number to add the i944 form (we didn't know about it when we filled the application), plus the medical one and the two additional ones to request permit to work and travel. They might reject the application as the i944 was not included, but still no news of any kind from them! I don't know what to do, but I'm really nervous and worried. Please note that we filed a paper application and we haven't been charged for the fees. Do you guys have any suggestion? I also tried to call them, but they don't give any information without a case or receipt number. Maybe somebody has a contact number for the Chicago office? (that's where we sent my application, we are based in California) Thank you!
  17. https://www.uscis.gov/green-card/green-card-processes-and-procedures/public-charge/injunction-of-the-inadmissibility-on-public-charge-grounds-final-rule?fbclid=IwAR3kQCxIUBHfRrnqkAHP7IIo1rZV0c2irFw4jx_ukIPZq7IV-SyWke1CaX8 First good news of 2020, as stated in the link attached, for whosever is filing for AOS in these days, is NOT required to fill the I-944 anymore! "As long as the July 29, 2020, SDNY decision is in effect, USCIS will apply the 1999 public charge guidance that was in place before the Public Charge Rule was implemented on Feb. 24, 2020 to the adjudication of any application for adjustment of status on or after July 29, 2020. In addition, USCIS will adjudicate any application or petition for extension of nonimmigrant stay or change of nonimmigrant status on or after July 29, 2020, consistent with regulations in place before the Public Charge Rule was implemented; in other words, we will not apply the public benefit condition. For applications and petitions that USCIS adjudicates on or after July 29, 2020, pursuant to the SDNY injunction, USCIS will not consider any information provided by an applicant or petitioner that relates to the Public Charge Rule, including information provided on the Form I-944, or information on the receipt of public benefits in Part 5 on Form I-539, Part 3 on Form I-539A or Part 6 on Form I-129. Applicants and petitioners whose applications or petitions are postmarked on or after July 29, 2020, should not include the Form I-944 or provide information about the receipt of public benefits on Form I-485, Form I-129, or Form I-539/I-539A."
  18. A thread for people that filed their AOS packet in March 2020 to share their experience to keep track of timing and updates. I'm a brand new poster, but I've been lurking on these forums for almost a year while prepping our AOS application. (My husband's been here since 2016 on an F-1 visa, we got married last summer.) We knew for awhile we were planning to file at the start of March, but I'm so glad I spotted the I-944 update in time to scramble our materials together. Luckily, we had lots of evidence but it was a lot to assemble - the biggest of our packets by far. Anyway, I mailed the entire application (I-130 (and I-130A), I-485, I-944, I-864, I-765, and I-131) yesterday to the Chicago Lockbox. Assembled it in many folders based on those who have come before me (thank you to any and all for the guidance)! Fingers crossed.
  19. Hi guys! We are preparing our AOS package (currently here on an F1-visa but just recently got married to my hubby who's an American citizen, yay!) and I was wondering when I'm supposed to get a medical exam done? We talked to an immigration lawyer who said I need to get the medical exam done prior to filing the package. I was always under the impression that the medical exam is to be done closer to the interview date? Would love to hear other peoples experiences! Thanks!
  20. Hello VJmembers! I hope everyone is well and safe! I'm posting this in regards for a friend who is not in this platform. They are planning on getting married (when everything opens up) in the US. They will be on a tourist visa and their spouse to be is a US citizen. What steps should they take from there after getting married. Can the US citizen automatically apply to adjust their status. Or do they have to go back to their homeland and apply for the i30 and wait for approval. Any help would be greatly appreciate.
  21. 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!
  22. 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!
  23. Is there a fee for not listing the SSN/TIN because of IRS reporting? My husband was added to my insurance but with a 6 month grace period. We are waiting for our AOS and EAD etc. to be processed in order for him to get a SSN. Here is what it says on our health insurance account page: Update your Tax Identification Number: Please provide and/or update Tax Identification Numbers (TIN), generally your Social Security Number for you and your dependents. Failure to supply the SSN/TIN may subject the member to a $50 penalty imposed by the Internal Revenue Service under Section 6723. Here is what I found on the IRS website: https://www.irs.gov/affordable-care-act/questions-and-answers-about-reporting-social-security-numbers-to-your-health-insurance-company Q4: What if I refuse to provide this information to my health insurance company? A4: The information received by the Internal Revenue Service will be used to verify information on your individual income tax return. If the information you provide on your tax return cannot be verified, you may receive an inquiry from the Internal Revenue Service. You also may receive a notice from the Internal Revenue Service indicating that you are liable for an individual shared responsibility payment.
  24. Hi, I filed my AOS application earlier this month but my wife and I moved from NJ to Texas and have a new permanent address. How do we go about changing our mailing address so they can get in contact with us? Will this slow down our application process? Thanks alot!
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