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  1. I am new to this forum. I just filed marriage based AOS this week. I am the beneficiary. Visajourney guides as well as individual members on this forum has been extremely helpful. They gave me confidence and knowledge to file my case myself. Creating this thread for all September AOS files to share their journey as we go through the process and next few months and years. Good luck everyone.
  2. Hi All, My husband (from Spain) and I got married two weeks ago after his entry on a K1! So awesome. It took 11 months but we are so happy. He has not changed his name, but I took part of his name (his full Spanish last name is super long) when we filed the license. However, I still haven't done all the things I need to do, like get a new license, get new credit cards, etc. So pretty much everything is in my old name. Also, the marriage bureau in NYC wouldn't let us change our name to what we wanted (another variation of his name but the order is changed) so I may go in the summer and at least change mine to what we had originally wanted. We are thinking he'll just keep his name (it's a variation of his), as we don't want to mess anything up with USCIS. My question is: What do we put for me, the U.S. citizen, on the I-485? My original name or the changed name? Does is matter? Should we put my original so it's clear he didn't marry someone else? Thanks, Ann
  3. Hi, I am about to file for my AOS and I see these 2 questions related to arrest and pleading guilty (even expunged). I was arrested for a class B mis-demeanor which got reduced to Class C mis-demeanor for which I pleaded guilty. And the only reason I plead guilty was because my lawyer told me that it won't affect me in any way as it's C class mis-demeanor and is like a parking ticket and it won't even show up in my record. It was only after a later that I found out that he was wrong when this thing popped out in my record for a job related background check. To cut the long story shot I went back to the court and got the record EXPUNGED based on the incompetency of my first lawyer. My lawyer was in disbarment proceedings when he was pleading my case, so he made me plead guilty to wrap up the case faster. He was disbarred permanently a couple of months (for mishandling some other case) after my base judgement. Anyways, just to make sure that my record was clear, I got my background check done with FBI and two state agencies (where I have lived in the past), and all 3 records state say THAT I DON"T HAVE A RECORD, not even a ARREST RECORD. Now the questions are: Should I say NO to both the question 14 and 16 (arrest and pleading guilty (even expunged)) as there is simple no record? If I say Yes, what documentation do I need to submit? Thanks in advance, Ninja
  4. Hi! I am a US citizen and have applied for a I-130 for my parents on 3/31/2021. I am trying to apply for I-485 for them and it asks for their birth certificates. They were born in the 40's and 50's so they do not have a birth certificate. Can they self swear n affidavit in front of a notary and use that as secondary proof, since its not a good time to get an affidavit from India? I am also planning to get a 'Birth certificate based on passport' from the Houston Consulate (we live in TX) by sending their passports as another secondary form of evidence. Please advice if this would work or if any other suggestions for getting their birth certificates. Thanks!
  5. If you are a K-1, K-2, K-3 or K-4 visa holder the I-693 instructions state that you are not required to have another medical examination as long as your Form I-485 is filed within one year of your overseas medical examination. Regardless of if you are exempt from a medical exam, you are still required to complete certain portions of the I-693 and have a Civil Surgeon certify the form (and seal it in an evelope). Specifically, you will complete Part 1 (Information about you) of the I-693 and provide both the form and your DS-3025 (if you have it, proving your vaccination history) and any proof of required vaccinations that were completed prior to entering the US. If you do not have a copy of your DS-3025 you will need to provide sufficient evidence of your vaccination history to the Civil Surgeon (talk to the civil surgeon's office to discuss what vaccination records they accept as proof). If you do not have proof of your vaccination history the Civil Surgeon may insist on re-administering all the required vaccinations prior to completing the I-693. Once the Civil Surgeon has has verified that all required vaccinations have been performed, they will complete form I-693 Part 2 (the vaccination section) and Part 5 (the Civil Surgeon's Certification). They will then seal the form in an envelope and return it to you. 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. When in doubt ask questions on the forums. When filing by mail, "priority mail with delivery confirmation" is the preferred method. Always keep a copy of what you have filed. IF your forms include an I-485 AND an I-485A, forget the "A" one...it is used for other types of applications for adjustment, such as assylum...you ONLY need to file the regular I-485 Form, not the A supplement. BE SURE TO USE CODE (C)(9) FOR A 1-YEAR EAD CARD (when filing concurrently with I-485)!!! How to get the forms: You can use forms downloaded from the USCIS website if they are printed on good quality paper with a good printer quality. You can also download free fillable forms on this site. Other things you will need: passport-style pictures (see specification), copy of the passport, copy of the k-1 visa (and NOA2), Electronic I-94 Copy (or for older entries a front/backside copy of the non US Citizen Spouses valid paper I-94), copy of the fiance's birth and divorce certificates with translation, PLUS the supporting documentation for the I-864 form: letter from employer confirming employment, the last 3 years of tax returns, plus any documentation of your financial resources if you choose to include this. The rule is, if your income is not 125% of the poverty level for your family, you will need additional financial documentation. HOWEVER, if you read the form instructions carefully, it states that while they do NOT require additional financial information IF you have at least 125% of the poverty level, it says the USCIS can still ask for that information if they want... so in order to potentially avoid future questions, many people include financial information, including bank letter, letter from stockbroker, letter regarding mortgages, copy of deeds to a property, and any other financial assets... etc. It is far better to include too much information rather than not enough. How long will I have to wait for an EAD, advance parole, and adjustment of status: You can check time here. Where to file the forms: You will file your petition at the Chicago Lockbox. See this page for the Chicago Lockbox address (PO Box). You will receive a receipt (Notice of Action) in the mail for your application once they receive and process it.
  6. I have a valid Advance Parole EAD card and I am expecting to be abroad between the i-485 approval and receiving the actual green card. Sadly I have various information that contradicts or in practice makes it impossible. There's the risk that the card wouldn't be received in the US in time to ship it to me while abroad. Various agents from USCIS have told me that the AP would remain valid until the expiration date. CBP has said the approved green card invalidates the AP (therefore contradicting USCIS and showing who has the real authority here). USCIS is saying my field office's info pass appointments wouldn't be made in time of my travel, nor are they accepting walk-in due to COVID. A lawyer has pointed out it is the green card holder's right to have proof of their status (despite not being able to schedule or walk-in to request a stamp in my passport to prove the 485's approval). What have you seen, heard or experienced in regards to re-entering the US with an AP card and a recently approved green card, but without the card in-person?
  7. I hope somebody can help me! I have my interview in 15 days! My sponsor is Retired so it’s a little different with the bring 2 months of paystubs and w2s he doesn’t have those. He gets monthly income from Social Security and then he gets income from Investment Retirement, he draws one big sum of money once a year and he does that mid February.. So I’m kinda confused what to bring bc he doesn’t know until mid February what he will draw from his retirement for his income for 2021 and my interview is first week of February and second can couple months of bank statements be good to show what Social security deposited as income? He usually gets that paper that social security sends to show what his monthly benefits will be for the year but he hasn’t got that yet!
  8. Long story short: Husband came here July 2020 on a K1 visa, we got married in Aug. 2020, submitted attempt 1 at his AOS packet in September. Got denied due to some errors, resubmitted in October and got NOA1 on Nov. 6, 2020. We have heard absolutely nothing since. I don't know if he needs a biometric next, or if he would just do his green card interview, but at this rate we have no idea what's next because they haven't said a word in almost 8 months. Our receipt # is from the National Benefits Center; our local office is Indianapolis. I know it always takes long and is even more delayed due to COVID, but this is putting a huge strain on our family. He needs to be able to work and visit his family abroad. Not being able to do so has been extremely hard for him, obviously. It's putting us in a difficult spot financially as well. I'm aware that this process often takes quite awhile, but I want to see if there is anything at all we can do to help move things along. Does anyone have suggestions for how to help move things forward? Or get a timeline of sorts? We did reach out to a senator or two, which I just learned is a thing, but not sure if that'll help. Any suggestions appreciated!
  9. Hello, I submitted my initial application for the AOS (i485 and i130) when my spouse and I were temporarily living in his sister's home while we were waiting for our home to be built. I did not submit my i693 together with the full package as I was concern about the timeline and my i693 expiring. We have now moved into our new home and both him and I have already filled the necessary forms due to this change of address - me, the AR11 and him, the i865. I am now planning to do my medical examination to get the i693 form out of the way. Problem is, the address for the i693 form will not match that of the initial application. Is this going to be a problem?
  10. I did my concurrent filling on Dec 22 2020. Still no biometrics appointment. Fees recieved date 3rd March 2021. Is it possible to get the EAD and AP combo card before I485 biometrics? Does EAD/AP issuance require biometrics? I have my biometrics done during visa process in 2018. Processing center is Texas.
  11. Hello, I am peruvian/american citizen in Lima. I live here with my peruvian husband and peruvian/American daughter. I’m planning to move back to US, as soon as possible in the next few months. My husband has American tourist visa. I made some research about both forms. I l understand I can file i130 online, but i485 must be sent by mail. Since we are here and I want to start the process asap to make it faster, what should I do? Submit i130 online, and mail i485 almost at the same time? We should wait here for approval? Should I send both and move to US and wait there? Us embassy in Lima is not working at all, they are just useless and appointments they are giving are insane. whats my best option to get his paperwork asap? TIA
  12. Hi everybody and hope you are having a safe new year. I need advice please. My wife is a Chinese citizen. We applied for CR1 and received NOA1 back in Aug 2020. My wife had a pre-existing B2, which we risked for her to come to the US at end of Oct 2020. Fortunately she was allowed through with an I-94 valid until April 2021. We are happily staying secluded in Louisiana together. Thank you for all the advice on that BTW! We had return tickets for her return at the end of Feb 2021. A month ago, American airlines cancelled our flight. When we tried to rebook, we were told all flights until May 1 is either booked solid or cancelled. We called back every other day and nothings changed. There are some weird travel agencies we tried to book with, but the requirement to board Chinese airlines to China requires submitting negative COVID tests to the Chinese consulate in Houston. However, the Chinese consulate in Houston has been closed for months and they are not answering any calls. Basically, we believe that my wife will be stuck here past the April deadline. We consulted around, including from USCIS, and received many suggestions. This is where we need some advice. From what we gathered, here are our 2 possible options that seem to make the most sense. Option 1: Apply for I-539 visa extension, which is suppose to extend validity date by up to 6 more months. Even if the I-94 expires during the I-539 pending process, we were told my wife would be safe from any problems. Option 2: Apply for I-485 change of status. Similar to the I-539, the expiration date for her I-94 will not be a concern during the I-485 pending status. We would also be concurrently submitting a I-131 so that she can travel outside the US if necessary. I also want to share that my wife doesn't have a job that is forcing her to return to China and she is financially stable in China as well. We are trying to avoid any delays to our spouse visa/GC process but we gotta do something now. I would appreciate any advice or insight anyone can provide. Thank you.
  13. Hello, A friend of mine and his wife filed i130, i131, i765, i485 in October 2019. Interview was postponed in April 2020 due to COVID, and was rescheduled in January 2021, in Holtsville, NY Field Office. Following the interview, they received an RFE for 2020 IRS transcripts, 1040 and unemployment insurance benefits and end dates. They sent this on February 17th via UPS, and was signed for on February 18th. Since then, there has been no movement on his case. He has contacted both tier 1 and tier 2 agents, and been in touch with his congressperson, but has been stonewalled. He has been told that none of the RFE has been applied to his case, and that he can re submit the documents at this time. His EAD card has expired as of March 2021, and he did not file an extension, as he was told by his lawyer that, due to the AOS interview, it could potentially complicate the process. He is undergoing extreme financial hardship at the moment, as he is unable to work, and his wife is still on a low UI benefit. Can anyone please provide me with any potential avenues to pursue in assisting my friend? Thanks
  14. Hello all, I think i have gather most of everything that i need for AOS package. However, i am just trying to make sure i am assembling them correct. First question is where do i send the package to? Per this website: https://www.uscis.gov/forms/all-forms/direct-filing-addresses-for-form-i-485-application-to-register-permanent-residence-or-adjust-status, if i am using the USPS, i am supposed to use the following address: USCIS P.O. Box 805887 Chicago, IL 60680-4120 Is this correct? Another question i have is how to assemble the package I am filing i-485, i864, i944, and i-765. We decided to opt out the i-131 since we dont see we will be traveling anytime soon. I am thinking of using 2 big envelops: First one will contain i-485, i-864 and i-944 along with their supporting document Second will contain the i-765 with their supporting document ( Not sure if there is any required documents). I see people putting each form, along with its supporting document in one enveloped. I am not sure if this is correct is i-485 requires i-864 and i-944 to go along with it. Am i wrong? Lastly, after i have the envelopes, do i put them in one single envelope and ship it via USPS and it will be in their own shipping envelope/container. Sorry if i confused you, evelope inception here.
  15. Note: When filing for Adjustment of Status K1 and K3 Visa holders are now required to submit their paperwork to the National Address (Chicago Lockbox) instead of at their local CIS office. This procedure became effective for all applicants in April 2005. After the National office completes initial processing your case will be referred to your local CIS office where you will be interviewed for your permanent residency or be transferred to CSC. Prior to this the national office will send you communications requesting biometrics be taken and schedule an interview with you for this. To determine the amount of time it will take your local office to schedule your interview appointment refer to Processing Times page and click on USCIS District Processing Times link Download the Following Forms: 1. I-485 2. I-944 3. I-864 4. I-765 (optional) 5. I-131 (optional) 6. G-1145 (optional) The above forms can be filled out on your computer and printed. Make sure you sign and date them as required. Anything you cannot fit by typing, you can handwrite (very neatly) in black ink in the blank instead. You should always verify the current forms at www.uscis.gov. Assembling the I-485 Package: Checklist Forms and Documents (follow these assembly instructions. All supporting documents must be in English or be translated as noted here.): 1. Payment as required by USCIS. Use a personal check so you can track the payment. Money Orders are also accepted. Read the Guide to Paying USCIS Immigration Fees. Be sure to include the payment for both the I-485 and the biometrics fee*. >> The fee for I-485 applications includes the cost of the I-131 and I-765 (no need to pay for them if filed with or while your I-485 application is pending adjudication). 2. Cover Page. This should include the applicants contact information, a description of the benefit being filed for ("Immediate Relative (Spouse) Family Based Adjustment of Status Application") and a table of contents listing the major items in the packet. If you need additional room to explain your case, attach a separate sheet and list the attachment on the cover sheet. Make sure to sign and date the cover sheet. 3. Form I-485: Petition for Alien Relative (note: use the non US Citizen spouse's married name on this form and list previous name/names) 4. Form I-944 (Declaration of Self-Sufficiency with applicable supporting documents) 5. Copy of the non US Citizen Spouses Passport (biographical page as well as entry stamps). 5a. Copy of the non US Citizen Spouses K-1 or K-3 Visa from Passport 6. K-1 Visa Holders: Submit Copy of NOA2 "Approval" for I-129F ** K-3 Visa Holders: Submit Copy of NOA2 "Approval" for I-130 7. Electronic I-94 Copy or (for older entries) a copy of the non US Citizen Spouses valid paper I-94 (front and back of form) 8. A copy of the intending immigrant's birth certificate along with English translation. (If in any language other than English) 9. A copy of your marriage certificate. Note: While a regular copy is allowed, submitting a certified copy is preferred as some members have received an RFE asking for this (so if one is available use that instead). 10. Two passport-type photos (see specification) of the Non US Citizen Spouse. Write the full name and A# on the back using a soft felt tipped pen or pencil. Place in a plastic bag and label the bag "Photo of <Insert Name>". Attach the bag to a sheet of paper and place behind the I-485. 11. I-693, Medical Examination of Aliens Seeking Adjustment of Status.I-693, Medical Examination of Aliens Seeking Adjustment of Status. If you are a K-1, K-2, K-3 or K-4 visa holder the I-693 instructions state that you are not required to have another medical examination as long as your Form I-485 is filed within one year of your overseas medical examination. If you are missing any shots from your overseas medical a I-693 vaccination transcription is required to be completed by seeing a Civil Surgeon to have certain portions of the I-693 completed and have the Civil Surgeon certify the form (sealing the original in an envelope and giving you a copy). 12. I-864, Affidavit of Support (see poverty limits here) >> Include any additional required supporting documentation 13. I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, if you want to work while your application is processed (optional) >> Include any additional required supporting documentation or photos as well as payment as noted here. 14. I-131, Application for Travel Document, if you need to travel outside the United States while your application is processed (optional) >> Include any additional required supporting documentation or photos as well as payment as noted here. * Fingerprint fee not needed for applicants under 14 ** Should this document be misplaced/lost/never received you can file an I-824 to receive a duplicate copy via mail. "Cover Page" Information: In the checklist above it is recommended that you include a Cover Page with your application. While this is optional, filing a cover page will help the USCIS understand what benefit your are applying for and specifically what items you have included in your package. Again, make sure the cover page includes: -- the applicants contact information (name, address, phone number) -- A description of the benefit you are applying for, (Immediate Relative (Spouse) Family Based Adjustment of Status Application) -- A table of contents listing the major items in your package (i.e. I-485 and evidence, I-765, I-131, etc) -- A line with the applicants signature and date I-944 (Declaration of Self-Sufficiency) Information: This form is required to be submitted with your I-485 for all applicants, and is in addition to the required I-864 (Affidavit of Support). The supporting documents list is lengthy and includes a tax transcript (not actual tax return) of the U.S. citizen, last foreign tax return filed by the fiancé, asset statements, certificates for any English courses taken, higher education verification, if applicable (including diplomas and equivalency evaluations), and several other onerous requirements. The most troublesome item is the requirement for a U.S. credit bureau credit report, or a letter from a credit bureau stating that no credit report is available. Since most recent immigrants will not have a credit record in the U.S., no credit report will be available, and the 3 credit bureaus have not been issuing letters stating no report is available. Our best advice at this point is to write a letter explaining why no credit report is available. You can find an example of this letter and an example filled out I-944 here. Attach "E-Notification" Form (Optional) Clip a completed G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance, to the first page of your application (on top of the cover page). By completing this form and attaching it, USCIS will send you an email and/or text message to alert you when your application was received. Where to File Everything: Applicants are required to mail applications to a national mailbox (Chicago) as stated on the form (not your local USCIS office). Be sure to mail the package with return receipt requested / delivery confirmation. Send via USPS. IMPORTANT! Make TWO copies of the entire package before you send it in. This includes the money orders too. You want to have a perfect replica of the package you are sending in. All Forms that you submit must be originals with original signatures. Supporting Evidence that you submit may be photocopies. Retain ALL original supporting Evidence since the USCIS has the right to check them by issuing an RFE (Request For Evidence). If you receive an RFE, follow the direction exactly, and make two copies of what you sent back. During any future interviews the USCIS may also want to examine the original supporting evidence. After Filing: What Happens? I-485's can take anywhere from several months to several years to be approved depending on where you live (every local office has a different waiting period). This delay often leaves the petitioner feeling completely hopeless of ever receiving approval. DO NOT GIVE UP! Though it seems like forever, the CIS will eventually get to your petition. In the mean time make sure your EAD for working is valid (renew when needed) and that you have an AP for any neccesary travel you have planned. Listed below are the main items that will happen while the beneficiary's I-485 is being processed. Employment Authorization and Advance Parole Processing If you filed for Employment Authorization and/or Advance Parole petitions are generally processed within 90 days of filing. During that wait the beneficiary (non-US Citizen Spouse) will be sent a notice in the mail to schedule an appointment at the nearest USCIS biometrics office to have their fingerprints and photos taken. It is important follow the instructions in this notice and to schedule the biometrics appointment in a timely fashion. Below are estimated waiting times for these benefits: Estimated EAD Processing Times Estimated AP Processing Times As a note, in an emergency where travel outside of the United States is needed (while a beneficiary's I-485 in still being processed) an Advance Parole can be obtained quickly by scheduling an Info-Pass appointment at your local USCIS office. You must show proof (doctors note, etc) that the travel is a true emergency (such as to see a critically ill relative or other true emergency) and file an I-131 (AP) in person. If approved the AP is likely be issued the same day. Do not attempt to leave the country without an AP as this can result in the beneficiary's I-485 being considered "abandoned" and will require a new Visa to enter the US (and refiling of the I-485). Biometrics Your beneficiary (non-US Citizen Spouse) will be required to have their biometrics taken as part of the I-485 processing (fingerprints and photos). The beneficiary will be sent a notice in the mail to schedule an appointment at the nearest USCIS biometrics office to have their fingerprints and photos taken. It is important follow the instructions in this notice and to schedule the biometrics appointment in a timely fashion. This can typically precede the interview date by up to 15 months, however it is usually much closer. Interview (in person) for Adjustment of Status Eventually most people (see exception below) will receive a letter from the CIS informing you of your interview date. It will include instructions on what to bring to the interview and any required items you may need to complete before hand. One of the most critical items requested will be "evidence of the relationship" which proves that your marriage is true and faithful (i.e. photos, joint checking account, joint lease, joint mortgage, and birth certificates of children if any, etc.). Also, it is important to bring the current passport of the beneficiary to the interview. The interview is fairly painless and may be video recorded and lasts between 15-30 minutes. If approved you will be mailed your "green-card" shortly after the interview date (weeks). Interview Exception. In some cases a beneficiary's Adjustment of Status case may be transfered to the California Service Center (possibly another location) where the CIS will attempt to complete processing without requirinig an "in person" interview. There is no particular way to know if this will happen to your case however if this does happen then you will not be required to attend an interview in person. If the I-485 is approved the beneficiary's green card will simply be mailed to them. NOTES: (1) It is possible that at your interview a tardy namecheck or FBI clearance may hold up a final "approval" of the I-485 after the interview. Permanent Resident status does not start until the case is *actually* approved, which may be a later date than the interview. The final issued green card will show the validity date. (2) If the beneficiary and petitioner have been married less than two years at the time the I-485 is approved then the beneficiary will receive what is called a "conditional" legal permanent residence. This simply means that the beneficiary will have to renew his/her greencard 2 years from the date it was originally "issued" by filing an I-751 to remove conditional status. When filing this form you will need to again show proof of your valid and ongoing marriage.
  16. Honestly I don't know how anyone creates their timeline on here, it's hard enough finding the exact dates for everything... but on top of that, it keeps saying my dates are wrong and giving me error messages. I don't know what else to do as those are literally the dates from my case. There really aren't any instructions, and for some of the boxes it's unclear what exactly they're even asking for. Maybe it's just me but I'm frustrated.
  17. Has anyone sent in their AOS packages lately? Have you gotten any response as yet? Please share any details you may have.
  18. I'm getting ready to send out my AOS from F-1 student on OPT to permanent resident but am nervous I'm forgetting something. Below are all the documents I have for both packets. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. Additionally does anyone have any insight on whether or not to answer the sections that say (if any) with N/A or leave blank? Thanks! I-130: Check for $535; Two passport photos of petitioner and two of beneficiary Form G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance; Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative; Form I-130A, Supplemental Information for Spouse Beneficiary; Petitioner’s U.S. birth certificate; Petitioner’s U.S. passport; Petitioner’s consular report of birth abroad; Beneficiary’s Canadian birth certificate; Beneficiary’s Canadian passport; Marriage certificate of petitioner and beneficiary; Evidence of bona fide marriage; Joint house lease, joint car loan, joint bank account, beneficiary's car insurance with petitioner listed as spouse, documents showing petitioner and beneficiary on each other's life insurance plans and as emergency contacts, letters of affidavit from friends, cards exchanged between petitioner and beneficiary, photos documenting relationship I-485: A check for $1225.00 to cover the filing fee and biometrics fee; Two pasport photos of the beneficiary; Form G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance; Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status; Beneficiary’s Canadian birth certificate Beneficiary’s Canadian passport Beneficiary’s I-94 Beneficiary’s I-20 Beneficiary’s previous EAD cards Copy of marriage certificate between Petitioner and Beneficiary Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record Form I-864, Affidavit of Support Under Section 213A of the INA; Petitioner’s U.S. birth certificate Petitioner’s U.S. passport Petitioner’s consular report of birth abroad Petitioner’s tax transcript for years 2017-2019 Petitioner’s employment verification letter Six months of Petitioner’s pay stubs Form I-944, Declaration of Self-Sufficiency; Copy of marriage certificate between Petitioner and Beneficiary Beneficiary’s 2019 tax transcript Petitioner’s 2019 tax transcript Beneficiary’s job offer letter Beneficiary’s employment verification letter Twelve months of Beneficiary’s savings account statements Beneficiary’s retirement account (401K) Petitioner’s retirement account (TSP) Beneficiary’s car loan Beneficiary’s credit report Beneficiary’s credit score Beneficiary’s health insurance Beneficiary’s college degree Beneficiary’s college transcript Beneficiary’s high school diploma (English) Beneficiary’s high school diploma (French) Beneficiary’s high school transcript Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization; Two passport photos of the beneficiary Beneficiary’s passport Beneficiary’s birth certificate Beneficiary’s I-94 Beneficiary’s I-20 Beneficiary’s Previous EAD cards Form I-131, Application for Travel Document Two photos of the beneficiary Beneficiary’s passport Beneficiary’s I-20 Beneficiary’s Previous EAD cards
  19. I'm sure it varies, but I'd love to hear people's experience with applying for AOS so far this year. We just re-submitted our corrected packet on Friday 10/17. I'm curious how long before they cash my check, accept the application, and when my husband will actually receive his green card (assuming it's all correct of course). I know it's hard to predict, so I'm mainly just curious what others have seen. Feel free to comment with your experiences- thanks in advance~
  20. Hey all, My wife and I got married last year August and filed for I130/I485 concurrently along with EAD and advanced parole. Thankfully, we got the combo card before COVID got hit but we just applied for the renewal since the card was expiring next Feb/March. On March 10th, we were scheduled to have an interview during April but was cancelled due to COVID and it's been unchanged since then. I'm looking at the posts in this forum and it looks like people are getting their interviews here and there. Some people even got approved for their AoS and the Green Card. We live in Los Angeles,CA and Los Angeles field office's estimated time range is 10 to 33.5 months. It's definitely been more than 10 months (~14 months as of now) Is it normal to have this long wait period to get rescheduled for the cancelled interview? I was told by our lawyer that it usually takes less than a year since F2A was current during the time of the filing. Anybody still waiting for their cancelled interview due to COVID?
  21. After 3 years of waiting GOD finally did it my i485 status changed to CARD is being produced, i got a NOID for i130 i rebutted through my lawyer and kept praying since then , i didn't stop praying and fasting, it seemed impossible but when GOD stepped in it was possible, if anyone is still waiting keep your head up, GOD is working and you will get a good response soon. Hallelujah
  22. Hi everyone ! If you are a Dallas (tx) AOS filer please join and share your timeline so we can help and keep each other updated. 😄
  23. Hello, i have a question about I-485 Part 2 Question 10. In every video people just skip this question, but it says Regardless of status you adjusting, ...... ... ...: I assume I have to answer this, its just all this guides confusing me why no one checks it... Someone help please thank you
  24. My husband filed his I-485 on July 20, 2017. As of mid-October, our status has said, “Your case is ready to be scheduled for an interview.” NO change since then. I looked at the processing times both on this website and on the USCIS and both have Houston taking longer than anywhere in the country. Why??
  25. Hello, I sent all my application materials for IR1 green card (married to USC) and AOS that got delivered on Thu, 8/20. I realized on 8/21 that I have used the wrong i485 form (edition 07/15/19) instead of the form that is on the USCIS (edition date 10/15/19). Since I found the mistake within a day, do I submit the updated i485 and supporting documentation right away? I read that if USCIS hasn't started working on your case, you can still send it and they will update the form. Can you please let me know if any of you went through something similar?
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