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  1. Hello I was wondering if there is any AOS filers from Phoenix or anywhere from Arizona. My PD Aug-07-17 I got my Employment card in February and then after that here I am in October still waiting for my interview to be schedule .
  2. 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?
  3. Hi, AOSfiling date is August 7th. Receipt date : : August 21st Biometrics Notice Date: September 10th Biometric Date : September 18th Case status Changed to interview scheduled on October 14th I checked the similar timelines and nobody's case status changed to interview scheduled so quickly. Is this normal ? Thanks for the reply. Regards, Mark
  4. Hi everybody, It took me more than a month to get my concurrent filing i-130 and i-485 package ready. I did it entirely by myself and had my husband read everything before sending it. I sent it on 8/26/19. It arrived on 8/29/19. Today is 9/17/19, and I haven't been notified that the package is being processed and they haven't taken the money either. Something that was not clear for me was the fee. Since I'm submitting the i-130 and 1-485 together (including i-864, i-765, etc), I thought there was only one fee that I needed to submit for the amount of $1,225. Well... yesterday when I'm doing some research about how long it takes for them to process the package, I heard a lady on YouTube say that there is one payment for $1,225 and one for $535. I think the package is perfect and it is not missing anything else besides the $535 payment for form i-130. However, now I am very anxious and Idk what to expect. I would like to hear from you guys what do you think will happen. Will they contact me and ask me to submit the other payment? Will they send the entire package back? Do you think there hasn't been enough time yet for them to process my package? Attached is my table of content. I appreciate if you guys can confirm that I am not missing anything beside the $535 payment. Table of Content.pdf
  5. Sooooo ummmm... Received two emails: Application Type: I130, PETITION FOR ALIEN RELATIVE Your Case Status: Initial Review Your interview for your Form I130, PETITION FOR ALIEN RELATIVE, Receipt Number <xxx>, was completed, and your case must be reviewed. We will mail you a notice if we make a decision or take further action. If you move, go to www.uscis.gov/addresschange to give us your new mailing address. During this step, USCIS initiates the background checks of the applicant/petitioner and identifies issues that may need to be addressed either during an interview or by asking the applicant/petitioner to submit additional information or documentation. USCIS reviews the applicant's/petitioner's criminal history, determines if there are national security concerns that need to be addressed, and reviews the application/petition for fraud indicators. If you have filed an I-485, I-589, I-751, N-400, I-90, I-821, I-131 or I-765, you can expect to receive an appointment notice to appear at an Application Support Center to have your fingerprints and/or photographs taken. The timing of your appointment is determined by the number of applicants ahead of you that also need a biometric appointment. We try to schedule biometric appointments as quickly as possible and in most cases you will receive your appointment notice within 30 days of submitting your application. We will send your appointment notice approximately 14 days ahead of your scheduled appointment. It is important that you keep this appointment. If absolutely necessary, you can request that your appointment be rescheduled however, please be aware that rescheduling may delay the processing of your application. Please follow the instructions on your appointment notice if you need to reschedule. Occasionally, you may receive an appointment notice to appear at an Application Support Center to have your fingerprints taken when you have filed a form other than those listed above. In these situations, you may receive your appointment notice more than 30 days after submitting your application or petition. Two seconds later (according to headers that show when my gmail account received the email) I receive the good one: Application Type: I485, APPLICATION TO REGISTER PERMANENT RESIDENCE OR TO ADJUST STATUS Your Case Status: Card/ Document Production On August 30, 2017, we ordered your new card for Receipt Number <yyy>, and will mail it to the address you gave us. If you move, go to www.uscis.gov/addresschange to give us your new mailing address. This step applies to applications that result in an applicant receiving a card (such as a "green card") or other document (such as a naturalization certificate, employment authorization document, travel document, or advance parole). Applications will be in this step from the time the order to produce the card/document is given until the card/document is produced and mailed to the applicant. You can expect to receive your card/document within 30 days of the approval of your application. If you do not receive your document, please contact our National Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283. I want to believe the second one (GC on it's way, F YEA!), and assume the I-130 was simply updated because there has been no updates on that one apart from "we received it". But I'm a little afraid to think good things prematurely? Is this normal? Are we approved?
  6. Hello, I moved to the US on a K1 in October and applied for AOS, EAD/AP in November. I received an RFIE today for AOS/i-485 and it's in regards to my Birth Certificate. I am completely confused why I got an RFIE, as the document I submitted is a CERTIFIED copy issued by my government in the UK. It's a full birth certificate, written in ENGLISH. This birth certificate has been used for years and accepted at every point it has been used, by the UK government AND during my K1 application. I don't understand why now it's suddenly an issue. I have included the relevant pictures below with personal information blanked out, if anyone has any advise please let me know. Thanks!
  7. *** Green Card Approved!! *** I wanna share our case, because in the process of doing it I have seen SO MUCH misinformation that is scary. If we had listened to many lawyers and people in forums we would have not get this process done right. Always look for information in the official immigration page, sometimes it鈥檚 hard to understand, but everything is in there. I am a Legal Permanent Resident petitioning for my spouse, F1 International Student Category: F2A I-130 PD: October 27, 2017 I-485 and I-765 sent: July, 2018 Bio-metrics Done: August, 2018 I-485 Ready to be Scheduled for Interview: August, 2018 I-130 Transfer Notice: September, 2018 (it was in California Center and was sent to NBC because when you apply for I-485, I-130 will be approved along with I-485 at time of Interview) EAD Received: December, 2018 My spouse notified the school that a change of status was being processed and they changed her from International Student to Regular Student and SEVIS I-20 was terminated *** I will get back to this *** I-485 Interview Scheduled: July, 2019 Interview Date: August 30, 2019 Approved on Spot. Passport stamped with temporary green card. Told us that green card will be sent in 4 to 6 weeks. Now going back to my spouses student visa being cancelled AFTER I-485 was already being processed. I can鈥檛 tell you HOW MANY PEOPLE told me I was wrong, because I wasn鈥檛 a US Citizen and my spouse needed to maintain status until interview was done. I argued A LOT with them and now I can tell you with proof THAT IS INCORRECT. Even if you are married to a Permanent Resident, as long as you were in legal status at the time that I-485 was sent, then if your visa expires, it鈥檚 NOT a problem because you were IN LEGAL STATUS at the time of application. Please DON鈥橳 listen to people or lawyers telling you otherwise because it is incorrect. My spouse took one semester off and graduated two weeks ago. It is important that you continue your studies as the officer asked if studies were completed. Even as a regular student, that shows the officer you came with a student visa because you really wanted to study and graduate. Otherwise it may show your intentions were not sincere. Also, you don鈥檛 need to wait until I-130 is approved to apply for I-485. If your I-130 has been received and you have a receipt notice, and the Visa Table for Filling Applications is current for your priority date, you can go ahead and apply for I-485 and I-765. The interview went smoothly. It took us 1 hour, but only because the officer was really nice and talked to us a lot. She asked a few questions, not too many. She went through the paper work, took some extra information from us, and then told us that our relationship definitely seemed valid. Told us that green card was approved, stamped the passport and told us we would get green card in the mail in 4 to 6 weeks. That was it. We took A LOT of things with us, because I鈥檓 the kind of person that rather have more than less and if she didn鈥檛 request it then that was fine. But everything we took as proof of relationship she kept it all. I hope this experience is helpful to you! We are very happy and thankful to God for His help and wisdom while going through this process.
  8. Hi everybody, Does anyone have an example cover letter for a concurrent filing of the I-485 and I-130 or did people choose to write two cover letters for each form even though the application was filed together. Thanks
  9. Hi fellow Visa Journey visitors. I am creating this post because I, unfortunately, have received a Request for Initial Evidence letter in regards to my AOS process and I would like some help from the community to understand exactly what is that needs to be sent back to USCIS. My letter discriminates two items: 1 - Applicant's Birth Certificate; 2 - Proof of Current Income. Here's where the plot thickens: I did submit copy of original and translated birth certificate so I am surprised that this showed up on the letter. The letter also mention that a valid copy should contain one of the following "A legible seal, a legible stamp or a signature with a title containing the words: secretary, registrar or births and deaths". The copy does have a stamp so right now my idea is to scan the original for a higher resolution picture but I am anxious about sending the exact same document. Could they've lost the one I sent? Am I missing something here? And with regards to the proof of current income, I had also sent pay stubs for both my wife (sponsor) and our joint sponsor. I will get up to date pay stubs from both and submit them too. One thing that caught my attention was the line asking for "Evidence of other income, such as Tax-Exempt Interest, Qualified Dividends, IRA distributions, Pension, Annuities, and Social Security Benefits (only SSA-1099 and/or SSDI-1099). Has anyone else gotten this request? What documents would apply? I am sorry if the question is vague but I am trying to cover all the bases. Thanks in advance for your time.
  10. Hi y鈥檃ll, My wife is filling in an affidavit of support form as the petitioner but we are using joint sponsors to support the application - should we tick the box that shows she is the primary petitioner or the box that shows she is the 1st of two joint sponsors? Thanks
  11. My Story: I came here Legally at age 4/5 on a tourist visa with my parents. We just over stayed the time we were given to stay. Fast forward to 2014, I graduated high school, started dating my now husband and went on DACA. Fast forward to 2018, I've renewed DACA about twice now, graduated college and have a steady job. I got married to my husband last year in 2017. A little info about my husband, he is a american citizen that is in the Army National Guard. Together we filed the I-130, I-485 and I-601 (recommended by someone, just in case) We sent in the paperwork together in April of 2018 and we are wondering what the process is from here on out. How long it took for others and if this is a relative simple process? Has anyone gone through something similar? What are some tips? We hope we filed the correct forms. Everyone's story is different and I respect that, I only want positive words and advice. Just trying to understand this process a little better. Thank you all.
  12. Hi guys, I have a question regarding this for those who went to interview alone. My Husband is stationed in Germany and couldn鈥檛 attend my AoS Interview. I will bring his official orders with me, will they require me to bring my husbands Original Birth certificate and naturalization papers? I just want to make sure so he can mail it to me ASAP before the interview.
  13. Hello, We filed AOS after my fiance came here and we got married. The status reads As of July 3, 2019, we are ready to schedule your Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, Receipt Number XXXX. We have completed the biometric. How much longer is the wait? The processing times for employment based AOS is 8.5Months to 45 months! This is for San Francisco Field Office. Any help is appreciated and people in the same boat can please chime in so we have an idea about this wait time!
  14. Hi! I had filed I-485 few months ago, and I received "Request for Evidence" last week. So, I sent the evidence (joint-sponsor) to USCIS. I can see "Response To USCIS' Request For Evidence Was Received" in the USCIS website. It shows that USCIS received my response. Is it possible to know the estimated timeline for receiving EAD? Thank you all! ========= I received "Request for Evidence" from USCIS = last friday I sent the evidence = 3 days ago USCIS received my evidence = 1 day ago
  15. Hi all, Today I sent my 2nd inquiry regarding AOS for my wife. Her case was received in September of 2018. NOA received, Biometrics completed in October of 2018. Since then we have been waiting for interview notification, or whatever the next step is. USCIS website constantly shows that they are scheduling an interview. We were supposed to receive a response from the first inquiry on 7/11/19. That date came and went without any notification. Has anyone experienced anything similar regarding late processing times? What steps did you pursue? I am grateful for any direction from the community. Thank you.
  16. Hi guys, received my i-794 for my aos in TX. I just want to know how long will it take to get the biometrics notice?
  17. Hello! I have a friend who came to this country legally through an artist visa from Cuba. He over-stayed and completed the year and one day waiting period before applying for legal residency. His I485 was received on 1/19/2019 and approved, work permission approved. However, since then he has received nothing. No green card, no letter extending his legal status in this country or the ability to legally work, both of which have expired. His lawyer is no where to be found. I am trying to figure out where his packet was sent to determine the process time but I don't know what his process is called. On the USCIS website it says that his case is ready for interview since October 2018. I brought my husband to this country on a K1 and successfully filed all paperwork myself but I know my friend's process is different. His cousin went through the identical process here, the only difference was that he started his process one month ahead of my firnd and he received his permanent 10 year green card (which is what they should receive after the I-485 is approved, most of the time interviews are never scheduled) in April of this year. If anyone can point me in the right direction, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks!
  18. Hello everyone, I finally sent in, and received my Notice for my I-130, I-485 and I-765. However, in my bio metrics and I-485 notice, the C/O name is missing 1 letter from my middle name. My actual name is correct in all the notices. Do I need to worry about this? because my actual name is correct, and only the C/O name is misspelled. Thank you
  19. Due to fact, that I have more two address history to provide. I am having problem on how to fill the Additional part 14. Please can someone help me, special those who had the same problem and their form were approved. Thank you!!
  20. Hi All, Just got the virtual notice that USCIS has scheduled our I-485 interview which we submitted back in late December, 2018. Are the approvals for the I-131 and I-765 (which were submitted along with the I-485) dependent on the I-485 interview? We haven't seen any action on these other two forms on the my.uscis portal, the only movement has been on the I-485 application. Thanks
  21. Hi everyone please help me out with my issue, I was approved for permanent residence card and the card is undelivered since September 12 2017. I know it is a lot of text but I would highly appreciate if you would have time to follow the timeline below. Any recommendations would help, it is a really painful process. - 03/17/2017 I applied for i-485 adjustment of status (marriage based) at Chicago location. - 08/17/2017 Approved for Permanent Green Card at Chicago Location (right after the interview). RECEIVED APPROVAL LETTER I-797 SHORTLY - 08/22/2017 "We mailed your new card to the address you gave us." - HERE THE SITUATION GETS WRONG - The lawyer that was filling out our application moved to another address and he informed the USCIS about it but it seems like it was too late and USCIS sent the Green Card to his old address where it went undeliverable. - 08/29/2017 "your request to have your Permanent Resident Card resent to you, referral number SRxxxxxxCHI, was assigned to an officer for response." - 08/31/2017 "your request to have your Permanent Resident Card resent to you, referral number SRxxxxxxCHI, was completed." NEVER RECEIEVED ANY WRITTEN RESPONSE - 09/12/2017 "the Post Office returned your new card for Receipt Number MSCxxxxxx, to us as undeliverable." that is on the main screen right now - 09/13/2017 FIRST INFOPASS appointment - the person at the counter told me that I should reapply for the green card and pay the fee one more time - she was pretty rude and did not even opened my case - she just told me that she would change the lawyer right away if she would be in my shoes. - 10/02/2017 "your request to change your address, referral number CAxxxxxxMSC, was assigned to an officer for response." - 10/05/2017 "your request to change your address, referral number CAxxxxxxMSC, was completed." - 10/19/2017 "your request to have your Permanent Resident Card resent to you, referral number SRxxxxxxCHI, was assigned to an officer for response." SECOND SERVICE REQUEST - DID NOT RECEIVED ANY RESPONSE. - 11/14/2017 "your request to have your Permanent Resident Card resent to you, referral number T1DxxxxxxxCHI, was assigned to an officer for response." THIRD SERVICE REQUEST - 11/17/2017 "your request to have your Permanent Resident Card resent to you, referral number T1DxxxxxxxCHI, was completed. - THIS IS THE LAST UPDATE ON USCIS WEBSITE RIGHT NOW. They sent a letter, quoting "YOUR CARD WILL BE SENT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE" and nothing more! At this stage my lawyer tells me that there are too many service requests and that's why the process is messed up, so he told me that we should not get any more service requests for the next 60 days. -12/28/2017 SECOND INFOPASS appointment where the representative had the opportunity to call the benefits center and they told him that they will send the card soon - Luckily he put a stamp in my passport which expires in 3 months that states that I am approved for Permanent Card and I am waiting to get it resent from benefits center. Status at this moment: The lawyer is not contacting me with any updates, 60 days passed since the last response from USCIS and I really don't know what to do next. I read some threads and people are usually contacting the Congressman in this kind of situation or others fill in a Ombudsman request on USCIS, I am really worried about contacting USCIS one more time because I assume that it can slow down the process of sending the card back. Please help me out, I really don't know what to do and living with this situation it really affects my day to day life. In case you need any additional information please let me know. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND CONSIDERATION - ANY IDEAS OR RECOMMENDATIONS HELPS! P.S. YES, I have my name on my mailbox.
  22. Hello everyone, im a k1 visa holder, married to a us citizen and i am filing for an Adjustment of Status along with I-765 and I-131. I need a cover letter, simple and neat. I cant find an accurate and recent cover letter samples in some forums and it seems not active so i decided to create a topic. If you know a sample please feel free to link it in. Its better if you can share and post yours. Thank you so much in advance!
  23. Hey guys, i'm about to file for AOS this week and just wanna check if i am missing something in my cover letter. Check this out I-485 Cover Letter My Full Name My Address U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) P.O. Box 805887 Chicago, IL 60680-4120 March XX, 2014 Nature of the submission: I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status To Whom It May Concern: Enclosed please find Form I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, Form I-864 Affidavit of Support, Form I-131 Application for Travel Document, Form I-765 Application for Employment Authorization and all supporting documents. My eligibility is based on admission as the fianc茅 of a U.S. citizen and subsequent marriage to that citizen within 90 days of entry. Contents include: I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status 路 Check: Payment in the amount of $1070 (Biometrics fee included) 路 Form I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status 路 Copy of my passport (biographical page and entry stamps) 路 Copy of my passport page with K-1 visa 路 Copy of Form I-797 Notice of Action (Approval Notice for I-129F) 路 Copy of Electronic Form I-94 路 Copy of my foreign Birth certificate 路 Certified copy of Marriage Certificate 路 Form G-325A, Biographic Information Sheet 路 Two (2) Passport size photos 路 Form I-693 vaccination transcription I-864 Affidavit of Support Under Section 213A of the Act 路 Form I-864 Affidavit of Support Under Section 213A of the Act 路 Copy of federal income tax return, including W-2's for the years 2011, 2012, 2013 路 Employment Certificate 路 Copy of most recent pay stubs 路 Copy of U.S. spouse passport page I-765 Application for Employment Document 路 Form I-765 Application for Employment Authorization 路 Copy of Passport with nonimmigrant visa 路 Copy of Electronic Form I-94 路 Two (2) Passport size photos 路 Certified copy of Marriage Certificate (to note the name change) I-131 Application for Travel Document 路 Form I-131 Application for Travel Document 路 Copy of Passport with nonimmigrant visa 路 Copy of Form I-797 Notice of Action (Approval Notice) 路 Copy of Electronic Form I-94 路 Two (2) Passport size photos 路 Certified copy of Marriage Certificate (to note the name change) Copies of documents submitted are exact photocopies of unaltered documents and I understand that I may be required to submit original documents to an Immigration or Consular officer at a later date. Sincerely, Signature My Full Name
  24. Hi All, My husband came here on a K-1 visa in April 2017. We filed for his adjustment of status in December 2017. My questions are: 1) He had a medical examination in Feb 2017 in his home country. Does that expire after so long? I am asking because in the letter giving us our interview date it says to make sure he has the i-693 completed. 2) I speak Spanish... do I count as the interpreter for my husband or do I need to hire a Spanish speaking interpreter for my husband's interview. 3) We rent from my mom but don't have that written down legally... Therefore we don't have anything jointly besides a savings account. Is this going to be a problem? We do have a son together but no like bills or anything. 4) Can someone (the more people the better) who has been approved send me a copy of their interview checklist? Also I don't know how to change it but I am not at the California Service Center... I am at the Seattle one. Idk if that makes a difference for the answers.. Thank you!!
  25. Hi, I've been in US for 5 years on H1b visa, In 2017 November, I married my many years old girlfriend, who is a US citizen. I'm applying for greencard now. I found out, we need to complete I-130, I-130A & I-485. I've downloaded these form and filled them, But there are not much clear instruction about how to file them. Is there any other form that need to be completed along with these 3 form for concurrent filing ? I read that I need to take printouts of all form and mail them to a filing location ? Is there a specific format, that physical mail should be sent ? like what document need to be attached with these 3. (for example, passport, visa,i94, marriage certificate) 9 to who this mail should be directed to? etc
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