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  1. My sons aos was denied (letter will be added) I don’t know what to do from here. I forgot to give in a form in a rfe so they denied. I have the form it is just my genuine mistake. I’m being told to file a i290b for motion to reopen and reconsider And then being told to refile. Someone please help me. (it won’t let me post the picture of the paper)
  2. Hello February 2022 AOS filers another month another round of AOS submissions, Please be aware that this checklist is NOT all inclusive and you must consult the USCIS website to crosscheck this checklist against/with. The AOS process has been confusing since the pandemic hit, not to mention the added politics. So please I want to stress that you only use this check sheet as a starting point and guide if you will. The USCIS site will be the final guide. Please ensure that you check your forms for the correct versions and editions because if you use the wrong forms USCIS will reject your application and send it back to you. This is easily checked on the USCIS website prior to downloading your forms. You should also ONLY download your forms from the USCIS website. The current and correct fees can also be ascertained from the USCIS website AOS Checklist Cover Letter listing Table of Contents Check Payable to U.S. Department of Homeland Security - $1,225.00 (this includes the Bio-metrics fee) 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 or Certificate 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) 2021/2020 (current tax year, depending on when you file your AOS in 2022), 2019 (optional), and 2018 (optional) Tax Return (with W-2) or Transcripts (transcripts are better if you can get them) 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) Be sure to use the correct filing code of (c)(9) if this code applies to you. The I-765 instructions explains all the codes in detail. If you are filing under a different code (other than (c)(9) the fee for your AOS will not be correct and USCIS will reject your entire packet. 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 and they can change on a dime so please check. Additionally, check the forms as listed above i.e., current version and or edition date, there have been many changes to various forms. 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. Hope this helps in your preparation of your AOS. When in doubt ask questions. Please consider filing the I-131 and the I-765 even if you don't think you'll need them right now. You never know what changes your life will have on down the road, so I recommend you file these two forms from the start. There is no extra charge to file them with your AOS and it's better to submit them all at once. There has been much confusion coming out of USCIS, partly due to Covid-19 and partly self-inflicted. This confusion filters on down to the people filing for AOS. The above listing is subject to change at a moment’s notice so please check, recheck and check again BEFORE you send off your packet for any last-minute changes. Congratulations on a successful submission of your AOS packet!
  3. I just entered the US with my K1 visa. I am preparing all forms nd still have a sealed envelope with me, that the doctor in portugal gave me. Is this envelope for the Green card interview (if interview happens less than 1 year from exam date)? Or do I need to send the envelope together with form I 485, I131, I 765 and I 693? bit confused with this. Thanks
  4. Hello December 2021 AOS filers another month another round of AOS submissions, last month of the year in fact. Please be aware that this checklist is NOT all inclusive and you must consult the USCIS website to crosscheck this checklist against/with. The AOS process has been confusing since the pandemic hit, not to mention the added politics. So please I want to stress that you only use this check sheet as a starting point and guide if you will. The USCIS site will be the final guide. Please ensure that you check your forms for the correct versions and editions because if you use the wrong forms USCIS will reject your application and send it back to you. This is easily checked on the USCIS website prior to downloading your forms. You should also ONLY download your forms from the USCIS website. The current and correct fees can also be ascertained from the USCIS website 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 or Certificate 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) 2020 (current tax year), 2019 (optional), and 2018 (optional) Tax Return (with W-2) or Transcripts (transcripts are better if you can get them) 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) Be sure to use the correct filing code of (c)(9) if this code applies to you. The I-765 instructions explains all the codes in detail. If you are filing under a different code (other than (c)(9) the fee for your AOS will not be correct and USCIS will reject your entire packet. 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 and they can change on a dime so please check. Additionally, check the forms as listed above i.e., current version and or edition date, there have been many changes to various forms. 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. Hope this helps in your preparation of your AOS. When in doubt ask questions. Please consider filing the I-131 and the I-765 even if you don't think you'll need them right now. You never know what changes your life will have on down the road, so I recommend you file these two forms from the start. There is no extra charge to file them with your AOS and it's better to submit them all at once. There has been much confusion coming out of USCIS, partly due to Covid-19 and partly self-inflicted. This confusion filters on down to the people filing for AOS. The above listing is subject to change at a moment’s notice so please check, recheck and check again BEFORE you send off your packet for any last-minute changes. Congratulations on a successful submission of your AOS packet!
  5. Hello March 2022 AOS filers another month another round of AOS submissions, Please be aware that this checklist is NOT all inclusive and you must consult the USCIS website to crosscheck this checklist against/with. The AOS process has been confusing since the pandemic hit, not to mention the added politics. So please I want to stress that you only use this check sheet as a starting point and guide if you will. The USCIS site will be the final guide. Please ensure that you check your forms for the correct versions and editions because if you use the wrong forms USCIS will reject your application and send it back to you. This is easily checked on the USCIS website prior to downloading your forms. You should also ONLY download your forms from the USCIS website. The current and correct fees can also be ascertained from the USCIS website AOS Checklist Cover Letter listing Table of Contents Check Payable to U.S. Department of Homeland Security - $1,225.00 (this includes the Bio-metrics fee) 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 or Certificate 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) 2021/2020 (current tax year, depending on when you file your AOS in 2022), 2019 (optional), and 2018 (optional) Tax Return (with W-2) or Transcripts (transcripts are better if you can get them) 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) Be sure to use the correct filing code of (c)(9) if this code applies to you. The I-765 instructions explains all the codes in detail. If you are filing under a different code (other than (c)(9) the fee for your AOS will not be correct and USCIS will reject your entire packet. 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 and they can change on a dime so please check. Additionally, check the forms as listed above i.e., current version and or edition date, there have been many changes to various forms. 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. Hope this helps in your preparation of your AOS. When in doubt ask questions. Please consider filing the I-131 and the I-765 even if you don't think you'll need them right now. You never know what changes your life will have on down the road, so I recommend you file these two forms from the start. There is no extra charge to file them with your AOS and it's better to submit them all at once. There has been much confusion coming out of USCIS, partly due to Covid-19 and partly self-inflicted. This confusion filters on down to the people filing for AOS. The above listing is subject to change at a moment’s notice so please check, recheck and check again BEFORE you send off your packet for any last-minute changes. Congratulations on a successful submission of your AOS packet!
  6. From your experience, when is it best to get medical done? I am about to submit my AOS, work, and travel documents to my lawyer to review before they file, and was given the option to submit medical along with everything or wait until an interview is schedule. I'll ask for my lawyer's opinion, but wanted to ask around here as well. Is there any benefit to getting it done as soon as possible or is waiting fine?
  7. Hello January 2022 AOS filers and Happy New Year!!!! Another New Year another month/round of AOS submissions, first month of the year in fact. Please be aware that this checklist is NOT all inclusive and you must consult the USCIS website to crosscheck this checklist against/with. The AOS process has been confusing since the pandemic hit, not to mention the added politics. So please I want to stress that you only use this check sheet as a starting point and guide if you will. The USCIS site will be the final guide. Please ensure that you check your forms for the correct versions and editions because if you use the wrong forms USCIS will reject your application and send it back to you. This is easily checked on the USCIS website prior to downloading your forms. You should also ONLY download your forms from the USCIS website. The current and correct fees can also be ascertained from the USCIS website 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 or Certificate 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) 2021/2020 (current tax year, depending on when you file your AOS in 2022), 2019 (optional), and 2018 (optional) Tax Return (with W-2) or Transcripts (transcripts are better if you can get them) 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) Be sure to use the correct filing code of (c)(9) if this code applies to you. The I-765 instructions explains all the codes in detail. If you are filing under a different code (other than (c)(9) the fee for your AOS will not be correct and USCIS will reject your entire packet. 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 and they can change on a dime so please check. Additionally, check the forms as listed above i.e., current version and or edition date, there have been many changes to various forms. 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. Hope this helps in your preparation of your AOS. When in doubt ask questions. Please consider filing the I-131 and the I-765 even if you don't think you'll need them right now. You never know what changes your life will have on down the road, so I recommend you file these two forms from the start. There is no extra charge to file them with your AOS and it's better to submit them all at once. There has been much confusion coming out of USCIS, partly due to Covid-19 and partly self-inflicted. This confusion filters on down to the people filing for AOS. The above listing is subject to change at a moment’s notice so please check, recheck and check again BEFORE you send off your packet for any last-minute changes. Congratulations on a successful submission of your AOS packet!
  8. Hello October 2021 AOS filers another month another round of AOS submissions. Please be aware that this checklist is NOT all inclusive and you must consult the USCIS website to crosscheck this checklist against/with. The AOS process has been confusing since the pandemic hit, not to mention the added politics. So please I want to stress that you only use this check sheet as a starting point and guide if you will. The USCIS site will be the final guide. Please ensure that you check your forms for the correct versions and editions because if you use the wrong forms USCIS will reject your application and send it back to you. This is easily checked on the USCIS website prior to downloading your forms. You should also ONLY download your forms from the USCIS website. The current and correct fees can also be ascertained from the USCIS website 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 or Certificate 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) 2020 (current tax year), 2019 (optional), and 2018 (optional) Tax Return (with W-2) or Transcripts (transcripts are better if you can get them) 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) Be sure to use the correct filing code of (c)(9) if this code applies to you. The I-765 instructions explains all the codes in detail. If you are filing under a different code (other than (c)(9) the fee for your AOS will not be correct and USCIS will reject your entire packet. 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 and they can change on a dime so please check. Additionally, check the forms as listed above i.e., current version and or edition date, there have been many changes to various forms. 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. Hope this helps in your preparation of your AOS. When in doubt ask questions. Please consider filing the I-131 and the I-765 even if you don't think you'll need them right now. You never know what changes your life will have on down the road, so I recommend you file these two forms from the start. There is no extra charge to file them with your AOS and it's better to submit them all at once. There has been much confusion coming out of USCIS, partly due to Covid-19 and partly self-inflicted. This confusion filters on down to the people filing for AOS. The above listing is subject to change at a moment’s notice so please check, recheck and check again BEFORE you send off your packet for any last-minute changes. Congratulations on a successful submission of your AOS packet!
  9. Hi everyone, Here I am again hoping to get some wisdom from this amazing community! So, last week I requested to expedite my AOS (i485) through Emma and last Friday I got an email from USCIS asking to turn on the evidence. I saw a phone number and assumed I'd have to send a fax, so I started gathering the evidence and got everything ready on Tuesday. But when I looked up the email again, I realized they actually wrote that I was supposed to call that number and make an infopass appointment! They weren't giving me the option to send a FAX. So I called them today and after a 45 wait, I was able to talk to an agent, who was quite rude to me. She didn't know why I got that email, as they don't schedule appointments for certain things and that she couldn't do anything for me. I was like... What? She basically didn't do anything and did all she "politely" could to get rid of me and end the call. I mean... USCIS told me to call and make an appointment, it was not my idea lol So I called again, 50 more minutes on the phone before being able to speak to someone, and then finally reached another agent. That lady was surprised as well an said it was the first time she saw something like that! USCIS usually requests to turn in the evidence via FAX, not in person. She had to dig in few minutes before being able to understand how to put me in the queue for an appointment. But she eventually managed and now I'm expecting a call from them in the next 72h to book the infopass appointment. But now I am wondering... Should I be worried? Why would they wanna see me in person for that? Maybe something is wrong with my case? Or maybe, on the other hand, I'd get interviewed on the spot if they think that the evidence is satisfactory? (I've been waiting for my interview for Green Card for over two years now) Did anyone else had a similar experience? Thank you!
  10. When I was a child, under 10 years old, I was brought to the United States with a K-2 Visa and have been here ever since (am now slightly older than 21). My K-1 visa mother married my stepfather during the 90 day period, but they never went through the application process for the green card for my mom or myself. They have not made any progress on my, or my mom's behalf, so I am taking things into my own hands as I would like to get my green card so I can finish school, gain employment and travel. I am hoping to be able to complete all required documentation with minimal involvement to get signatures, proof documents, etc. from my stepdad and mom. From free consultations I have gotten a list of documents that I need to complete including I-485, I-765, I-131, I-864, etc. I am getting these completed and going to be talking with some free resources I have access through college that I attended for a period of time. Just to help my anxiety, if I go through this process and get denied at the end, what are the chances I get sent back to my mothers home country that I have very little relation to. Any tips and advice, as I wasn't able to find any similar posts to this situation, would be helpful. I think this is similar to the Matter of Le case from 2011. Thank you.
  11. Hi guys, I know it's a bit too early to start the forum for Dec filers 😂 but I figuered we can share our package lists and stuff, even feelings 😘 I've been collecting proof for this since AOS 🙃 I saved anything that's related to our marriage, so I could be less stressed out when it's close to the time for filing. My GC will expire on Feb 28, 2022. The earliest day I can send out my application is Nov 30. I plan on sending it out on Dec 1st. I will share my timeline when I do. Here's the USCIS link if you aren't sure when: https://www.uscis.gov/forms/filing-calculator-for-form-i-751-filing-jointly-with-your-spouse
  12. Hi everyone. So I was in the US from December until March, we got married, I filed an i-130 and left the country. I came back to the US on the 19th June only intending to stay for a week as our bridal party was on the 25th so this was the reason I was coming. However I decided to stay a little longer as it feels so good to be back with my wife and our cats. Unexpectedly my wife’s car broke down and it’s costing just shy of $2000 to fix and we are already in a sticky place financially. My wife also suffers a lot with her mental health and I really don’t want to have to leave her while she is this fragile. I don’t work back in the UK and I have just enough saved for a flight home which will cost roughly the same as an AOS. Does anyone know if this would be possible? I had no intentions to stay when I first came and I got inspected by an officer who let me through. Another reason I’m worried is I have to come back in November for our main wedding party and scared if I leave I won’t have the funds to get back. Any help is greatly appreciated! Thank you
  13. My now-husband came with a k1 visa. We married and now we are filling AOS. I haven't filed taxes for this year yet but my father has and he will be my joint sponsor. We live in the same house as we share our rent. From my understanding is that my father and I both need to file form I-864 and we both need to sign form I-864A. Correct? The confusing part for me is that my dad files married-jointly with my mom, who also lives with us but she's never worked. She has no income. So I'm not sure if she should also file a form I-864A.. I won't be using her income as she has none but she still files taxes with my dad. Is a form I-864A needed from her? or just my dad's will be enough? Thank you in advance
  14. Hi ! So my husband (beneficiary) and I (petitioner) received this RFE for AOS. Short story long, we filed form I-864 and form I-864A with my parents as we lived with them. They sent us this RFE (attached) but now we don't need their affidavit anymore as we finally filed our taxes and made a bit above poverty line. Should I just submit our taxes and a letter explaining that we no longer need my parents? Or if it's easier what should I submit of proof that my parents are my household members and that we are related? this is 2 page This is 1 page This is 3rd page (sorry)
  15. Hi everyone, I would have never thought that by now I would still be posting on here, but here I am. I applied for AOS from ESTA in August 2020, marriage based, got an RFE for i944 form, then submitted it and my case status is "waiting to schedule for an interview" since March 2021. I got EAD and AP, but can't work as my field is aviation and nobody wants to employ someone without a GC (need to be able to fly in and out of the country freely and they don't trust AP). I live in Sacramento and my field office seems to be still NBC. I applied for an expedite request yesterday, but I have very little hope that it's actually going to be accepted. So, now, based on these info, what do you think I should expect? Is there any hope that I'll actually get an interview soon? Or is it possible that they lost my case or something like that? What can I possibly do to get things moving? I feel really sad and discouraged to be honest. My husband and I have two little daughters (USC) and I really need to work (other fields are not an option for many reasons that would take too long to disclose on here), not to mention that it's very emotionally draining to be in this limbo for so long, almost without any rights and with the fear of rejection/denial/deportation... My husband and I would like to buy a house, develop our careers, put down roots, build our life together... But none of that is possible untill I finally get a GC. I don't know what to do or think. Does anybody have some insight for me or maybe someone can share their story if they had a similar experience? I would really appreciate it Thank you
  16. Hi all, Im sort of confused and scared regarding my GF’s visa situation. She was on F1 visa and she graduated in may of this year. Her F1 visa expired on 24th may but her school ended on 31st may i.e. SEVIS ended on 31st may. She says her school record/SEVIS matters for grace period and that her grace period ends on 30th July. She’s flying out on 31st july, the very next. She says it doesn’t matter since its just 1 day. Im unsure because we plan to get married and i plan to apply for her green card. I’m a US citizen so I’ve no problem in getting married in her country, coming back, filling out i130 etc and applying for her visa through consular processing. Now should I be worried about her grace period overstay by 1 day? She’s currently traveling around US and leaving on 31st! The reason she’s traveling on 31st july is because she’s traveling straight to Europe and her Schengen visa start date is 1st August so she leaves on 31st and lands on 1st August. Thank you all.
  17. Hi everyone!! So, I was reading this thread Cause it's something that really worries me... We applied for the k1 (yeah... I know.... and as many of us here, I wasn't aware of the many, many cons), and we are waiting for the NOA2. I'm the beneficiary, and I worked all my adult life. A lot. Also, I've been married before. I got married very young (first year of college) and earned my financial independence over the years, as I grew professionally. So, it was a natural course spliting the bills and life costs. It's really hard to see myself having to go back on those... As I was reading the recommendations, I was thinking: - How you guys prepared financially and professionally for the moving? Did the beneficiary had savings? The schools, hobbies, and all that, have costs. I don't feel comfortable doing those things on the expenses of my fiance... And I think that could be a very stressful issue for us. Specially not knowing how long it will take to have my EA... - Did the moving changed the dynamic of the relationship? In terms of the petitioner feeling overwhelmed to support the spouse for, maybe, years, or the beneficiary feeling trapped because of the limitations - Is there anything I should be aware or could do in advance to prepare myself to a better and easier transition? I'm a very independent woman, and I think would be really hard to have to rely on my fiance for every little thing... - Has the "money talk" been stressfull during the AOS time? What usually are the expectations of the petioner (asking in terms of cultural differences)? Like, is expected the one staying at home doing all house work, cooking, cleaning? Sorry for the long post. Of course I've talked with my fiance about all of that many times. But it's hard to know the reality before living it. So, any advices and sharing experiences are very welcomed!!
  18. Hi, Previously, I asked if here if it's possible to work while my EAD and AOS applications are still pending. I got my answer and I'm so thankful to the members who provided the great article for reference; TLDR I can if I want to but that's risking it as there have been no precedents that have gone to court. Now, I'm wondering if the same rules apply to investing/trading stocks and/or cryptocurrency? It's not employment and I will be using my own savings before coming here. Anybody have any experience and advice? It's not mentioned anywhere in the USCIS website and all I could find on the web are questions about WORKING, nothing about investing/trading. Anyone on the same path as mine? K1 fiancée adjusting to PR that's done or is doing this?
  19. Good evening VJers, I've used this site tons but never decided to actually make an account and post until now. Anyway, I am looking for some insight since any information outside of this site is questionable. Fiancee and I sent in our K1 December 2021. We are a few months shy of getting our NOA2, I'm aware. I am the petitioner. Little backstory: We met in the early summer of last year while out dancing, he was here visiting his family and at a point throughout the night he approached me, we hit it off, exchanged information and since then we have talked every. single. day. We've also visited tons over the months, over 4 times and right now he is here for a month due to some concerts we decided we wanted to go see together as well as traveling to bordering cities and get to know new places together, like we've always wanted. On that note, we're tired of the goodbyes, they're much too painful and I know the majority of you understand that.. and the time for him to go back is coming up. My question here is, would it be somehow illegal or, for lack of a better term, stupid to just go for it and marry and do his AOS while the K1 is active? Do I have to fill some form to cancel it if we do that and get started on everything need to adjust? We're aware of the long months ahead without work or travel if we choose this route and it's not an issue. I guess my only other concern is that back in 2017 I did a CR1 visa for my then husband, as a way of us finally being able to be together. It was approved and all but once we were actually together the marriage fell through leading to divorce (which was finalized in 2020). Whereas my current fiancee and I have spent a good amount of time with one another, our families even speak to each other and get along. My family is just as much in love with him as his is with me.. not that it matters much, but just thought I'd throw that in there. Everything with ex-husband was resolved easily, nothing was messy and we split recognizing we weren't meant to be. Would the fact that I did that be means for an issue going down this route?
  20. Hello, Our case got DQd on June 29th, 2022 and we are currently waiting for an email regarding next steps. In addition to the DQ notice, we received a review note that stated the following: "This case does not meet the minimum income requirement to sponsor the intending immigrants. To avoid delays, an additional Affidavit of Support Form I-864 from a joint sponsor may be submitted. The consular officer will make a decision regarding this requirement at the time of the interview." My wife had just graduated University and started her first job at the time of this sponsorship process and so her tax documents at the time I guess did not satisfy the minimum income requirements. As we went along the process, she got a new job and has been there for almost a year and we uploaded documents showing her current salary which more than meets the requirements. I didn't think we needed to have a joint sponsor because of this. Now that this note is on our file, we have a joint sponsor and we have completed the AOS form and gathered the financial documents to support it. In terms of uploading this on to CEAC, is there a specific way this must be done? Firstly because this is a joint sponsor and secondly because NVC has already accepted our previous documents and have stated we are documentary qualified. So I'm wondering if we just upload as normal or do something differently. It even says "an additional Affidavit of Support Form I-864 from a joint sponsor may be submitted". I would like to do so anyways to avoid any further conflicts, delays, or issues. Secondly, at the time of me submitting my civil documents, my passport was not expired. It expired throughout the process. I have renewed my passport and have both my old and new ones with me. Should I be uploading the new one on to CEAC or is this not necessary? I'm assuming I should still bring both to the interview? Thank you for the help and feedback!
  21. Hello everyone! Our case story summary: Husband and I got married on January 2019 and then we sent our AOS first application a few months after that but got denied due to hubby's loss of job and couldn't provide documents they needed to continue the process. So, we re-applied again same year but this time we have cosponsor so then we got interviewed and approved after waiting forever on August 2021 (2020 was just a rough year because of COVID). I received my green card and I noticed on my GC I only have 1 year left before it expires but I supposed to have 2 years right? After the approval. (I was hoping to get 10 years green card lol because of us being married for more than 2 years (I know its not guaranteed, case to case basis I guess) before approval but only got 1 year left before it expires). Basically, on my green card says I was a resident since August 2020 but I never got approved that year. So, our current status now is they sent me a notice letter saying to apply for ROC, also says I got approved on the year 2020 but that's not true. We didn't bother to call USCIS. But my question is, if you were in my case what do you think you could've done? Thanks for reading!
  22. Hello Everyone, I am an Indian citizen and my wife is a US citizen. We both are in the US right now. I am here on L1-B visa. We were looking into doing the adjustment of status by ourselves without the help of a lawyer and came across a small issue. My passport and birth certificate have different places of birth. Passport has the name of the hometown where as the birth certificate has the hospital where I was born as the place of birth. Now, for filing the I-130 and I-485, is birth certificate mandatory for me? If so, is this mismatch an issue? If so, what should I do to get it fixed? Thanks
  23. Hi, My spouses case got RFE, the confusion I am having is that I moved back to the USA for work, I started officially work Jan 1st, 2022. So on the AOS needed I used my Greek Salary (which covers the requested the poverty line by alot) to do my US taxes and use that transcript for the AOS as well as a employment letter from my US Employer which shows my salary moving forward which will be even more than my last year salary. What is the confusion is they asked for to submit all my W2 from 2021, in Greece they dont have W2s. I took my Greek Tax Transcript and my accountant in Las Vegas did my 2021 US taxes as a foreign based income. How do I submit W2s when they dont exist. Also in the CEAC all the paperwork has been Accepted now, changed from Submitted (even the AOS). Any help will be appreciated because I have no clue what to do from here. Thanks, S
  24. Hello everyone, We're a couple consisting of an American woman and an Egyptian man; we're currently trying to figure out the optimal way in terms of time and legality to get married and reside in the United States. We've done our research regarding the K1 and CR1. It does seem like the K1 could be our best option. Getting married in Egypt and then applying for a CR1 is not an option because of the absence of civil marriage in the Middle East along with other legal challenges (notary appointments, etc.) that would make it difficult to achieve or would take several months before we even get to file the CR1 paperwork, making the K1 actually faster. The problem with the K1 is the period of time spent not being able to work after getting into the U.S, as it could take up to a year if we’re unlucky. So, after searching more, we found out that there are ways to get married on a tourist visa by getting the foreign partner into the US on a tourist visa and then either: Get married after 90 days and then apply for Adjustment of Status and overstay until we get the interview for the CR1. Get married almost immediately after getting into the US and then leave the country on the specified departure date. Wait a few months (90 days?), and then apply for the CR1. Even though the first option would get us together faster, we’re not sure if it’s actually completely legal or not, and it possibly has the same issue of not having a work permit during the period we wait for the CR1 interview. Meanwhile, the second option sounds more doable since the foreign partner can work immediately after entering the US, but we’re still not sure if the USCIS would deny the application because we would have gotten married on a tourist visa or if that would be legal in the first place. We're hoping someone who has done something similar before (getting married on a tourist visa) could help us decide if that's even a legal option or not. Thank you!
  25. 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)
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