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  1. Hi! I don't see a December 2020 subtopic yet, so I am starting one! My 90-day window opens on December 7th, currently assembling the additional evidence. Hopefully sending everything to USCIS at some point next week after the 7th. Good luck everybody!
  2. 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
  3. Let's do it. Working on my documents to send out mid Jan 2018. Happy ROC!!!
  4. Hey there, My husband (USC) and me (CPR) are planning a 2 week trip to visit family in Germany. From reading previous forum posts, I'm 90% sure that I will be able to travel abroad and come back to the US just fine with only an I-551 passport stamp, but I was hoping someone could give me a piece of mind. 🙄 Backstory: I came here on a K-1 visa; we got married; filed for AOS; received green card. Turns out that our green card had a 10 year validity date, although we were married for less than 2 years at the time we filed for AOS. We sent the green card back to USCIS in June 2021 (filed a free I-90, indicating USCIS error), and since then I don't have a physical green card. We will be filing for ROC this summer and want to go to Germany after we filed. We are planning to travel in September (and be back before October, when my green card would expire - had I received a 2 year green card..). I made an info pass appointment at the local USCIS office back in October 2021, and got an I-551 passport stamp, evidencing permanent residency for 1 year. My understanding is that while my I-90 case is pending, the I-551 stamp in my passport is sufficient to travel internationally and return to the US (as long as I return before October 2022, when the stamp expires and coincidentally also my green card should expire if we get the replacement card in the meantime). Could someone please confirm if this is correct, or if I need any additional documents besides the I-551 stamp + passport to board an airplane and be let back into the US? Do I maybe even need a new I-551 stamp after we filed for ROC, since that happens before we travel? I.e. does filing for ROC change the status of the I-551 passport stamp in any case? Thank you so much!! 😀
  5. Hello everyone! Next week I have my I-751 Divorce Waiver interview. Do I need my lawyer to come to the interview? Since this interview is to prove the marriage was bona fide I don't see why my lawyer should be there, he is charging me $900 to come. I used him to file and send the application and answer the RFE. Should I go by myself?
  6. Hi all, as per following news release, anybody who has filed ROC i751 till Sept 4th will receive a new 24 month long validity extension letter (counting from green card expiry date). https://www.uscis.gov/news/alerts/uscis-extends-evidence-of-status-for-conditional-permanent-residents-to-24-months-with-pending-form Lets report here when we receive this one. Copy the following text; & fill in your details. i751 filed on: green card expired on: n400 filed? (Yes/No): new extension letter i797 recieved date: First 3 of Receipt Number (MSC/LIN/IOE etc) Thanks
  7. Hello, my spouse came in on CR-1, applied for i751 and has interview for ROC scheduled. Also now applied for N400 as soon as they became eligible 90 days before the 3 year mark. Biometrics have been taken, was given the study guide and told to wait for interview, and online status has updated to the same. The question is, is it possible that the upcoming ROC interview can be a combo interview, with oath ceremony scheduled after the conclusion of 3 years of permanent resident status? Field office is Kansas City which as I understand doesn't do same day oath ceremony anyway. Thank you!
  8. Hello: I filed my ROC I751 with Divorce waiver on 4/2018. My time line: Came to USA as F1: 1/2015 Met Spouse: 3/2015 Got married: 10/2015 Filed I485: 4/2016 Got approved Conditional GC: 9/2016 Got Separated: 6/2017 Spouse filed divorce: 8/2017 Divorce approved (No kids): 10/2017 Filed ROC with Divorce waiver: 4/2018 USCIS Status after filing: June 1, 2018 Fingerprint fee for your Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence received. Your case is now properly filed. March 4, 2019 Your Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, was transferred to another USCIS office. March 5, 2019 We transferred your Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, to another USCIS office that now has jurisdiction over your case. February 4, 2021 Case is Ready to Be Scheduled for An Interview My case status is case ready for interview since 02/2021 and almost 4 years since I filed ROC. As per USCIS citizenship application eligibility, I became eligible to apply for N400 (naturalization) since July 2021. I am confused now what to do. Is this timeline or length of case is normal? Should I file N400 for naturalization or wait for ROC adjudication first? I contacted USCIS customer service in October 2021 about my case status and they said I should be interviewed soon. I filed case with sufficient evidence or whatever I had: Marriage certificate, My personal affidavit, Marriage pictures, Joint lease, Joint electricity-water-wifi-cell phone bills, Joint tax return of 2016 and 2017, 2 joint bank accounts, Joint 2 credit cards, 2 joint car loans, 3 affidavits from friends and family, 15-20 pictures, Counseling proofs and counselors letters for attempts to fix marriage, Divorce decree. I did not get any RFE for ROC yet and also USCIS customer service representative during phone call mentioned it was a good signal that I did not get any RFE which means I had necessary supporting papers in submitted file. I am really confused now about my status, my life and everything. I am almost 34 now and feeling like a boat without radar who does not know where his destination is going to be. Any advice or opinion regarding my situation? Thanks!
  9. Hi everyone! Just trying to have some insight of people who is in the ROC process within Vermont Service Center: I applied jointly and in the 90 days window. - Below is my timeline so far: - VSC received 09/14/21 - NOA1 received 09/23/21 with extension letter of 24 months - Biometric letter 10/07/21 - Biometric date 10/23/21 and same day app update to fingerprints were taken Now I am just waiting to see whether we are going to be approved with or without an interview.
  10. Hello fellow ROC filers, Just spent the whole day prepping our docs...ROC ready to go in the mail on April 1st! Thread is started for April 2019 ROC filers. Let the waiting begin!
  11. This thread is for everyone who filed 10 before their GC expiration date or after their GC expired. Please post your experiences!
  12. I applied in July 2020, in May 2021 I received a RFE Now I just got an interview notice for Feb 2022 Do I need a lawyer to come with me at the interview? Will the officer behave differently if a lawyer is not present?
  13. Hi- just wondering if anyone has experienced a ROC interview at Norfolk VA field office? And how long was your wait from case ready to be scheduled to the actual interview date? My case changed to ready to be scheduled for interview December 15th, and I’m really hoping to get it done in 2022 🤞
  14. Starting a new group for people who gathering there documents and ready to file for I751 in December 2018. I am almost done with my packet and ready to roll it out next week..
  15. Although We are ~18 months away to be eligible for I-751 filing. What proactive things we should do to have a strong removal of conditions case? Other than, Joint taxes, utilities, rental agreement, Auto & health insurance what other things are often overlooked? Our initial I-485 package was bleak just enough to get the application started. We scrambled for 2 weeks before the interview to gather all the docs, which was arduous and anxiety inducing. We want to run a slow marathon and start putting evidences together over the next two years. Any tips advice is highly appreciated.
  16. Hello, I want to add mine and my husbands credit card statements as proof, however, we haven't recently charge till beginning of 2021 till now. we don't like to charge. if i just show this years statement would that be okay? should i include a letter stating that we don't like to charge on credit cards thats why we dont have many years of statements?
  17. Hey guys. We filed back in 2020 of January and finally got some kind of response back this far into 2021. They hit us with an RFE despite the evidence we gave. Apparently according to the Officer that got his hands on our case; the Lease of our apartment 'did not appear as if there was intent to renew(Dude really?) and does not cover the entirety of our marriage'. Crazy thing is; we waited to put her name on the lease until we could change her last name to mine. SS dept didn't give us an update until middle of the year in 2018 (We got married in 2017). Not to mention that We had no choice but to wait until the Lease was about to renew before I could add another person to it. We even explained this to an officer during our AOS interview in Charleston back in 2018 and he understood completely. So the furthest back we have is 2019. And because our joint bank accounts only consisted of transfers (I.E. my Wife and I, transfer money into that account to save up to buy a house together) they didn't consider it enough evidence to prove commingling of our finances. That felt like a slap to the face, considering we submitted our recent IRS tax returns signifying that we were indeed filing Jointly. Right now We're gathering Photocopies of our Driver's Licenses that have our matching address on it. Copies of our renter's insurance that has both of our names on it. Having our Life insurance policy mailed to us so we can send them copies. A copy of her name put on the Electric bill. Sadly, from the look of the picture sent to me by the agent, they had her listed as 'C/O' but her name is highlighted and states "Handling Business" next to it. and a couple of friends agreed to write Affidavits for us. Any other suggestions? I honestly feel like our case just fell into one of the Officers who just didn't have their coffee that morning or something. Thanks in advance.
  18. Hello everyone, My 2 year conditional green card is about to expire in Dec 2021. My 90 day window just opened. Me and my spouse are about to start living separately and will start the divorce process soon as well. Since we are still cordial with each other and care about one another, we will go the Summary Dissolution route. My questions for you, which I'd SO appreciate the help on are: Since we are not even separated yet, nor divorced, do we file jointly and then add in the Divorce Waiver later on? I've tried looking up the Divorce Waiver examples where there hasn't been abuse, but I am unable to find any - Can anyone please link me? Thank you all!
  19. I will be filing for ROC in a few months, but I feel I don't have much evidence and I am worried about it. I have been reading old threads and guides here but I would still like to have someone else to give me their opinion on my situation. Besides the required documents like marriage certificate, etc this is what I have: - I moved to the US last year right before everything shut down. So, I was never able to sign the lease or get a state ID. Utilities were included in the rent. Then, a few months later my spouse got overseas orders and we are now outside the US. We live in base housing so again, no lease, no utilities. - We have our current country's IDs. My spouse's name is on my ID but it doesnt show our address. - We have a joint bank account that we only use to pay phone/internet bills. We mostly use cash. I don't work so the statements only show my spouse's name transferring or withdrawing money (I pay the bills online). - I am an authorized user on my spouse's credit card, and we use them a lot but my name is not on the statements. Our cards have the same number. - I am the beneficiary of my spouse's life insurance. - No kids. - We file taxes jointly - We get mail sent to our military address and boxes/ amazon stuff show both of our last names. - We have mail we once received to our current address sent by the local authorities so that may work to show we do live together. - I have my military dependent IDs and my spouse's military orders showing my name. - We have taken trips together but twice by plane. We usually either travel by car or train so no itineraries, but we do have pictures. And that's all we have. I should mention I also applied for citizenship under 319(b) but I doubt I will be able to naturalize before my ROC window opens. Before I moved to the US, we didn't have anything together except filling taxes jointly and pictures from our trips to visit each other. I will be writing explanations about our living situation/lack of lease. Does this look like enough evidence? Any tips? Thanks!
  20. Hello all, We will soon be filing our I-751 documents (CR-1 ROC) package and would like to ask how you folks packaged your documents when mailing via USPS....and which USPS service you used, i.e. Priority mail, Priority mail express, etc. and if you used their boxes. Any advice or information would be helpful for us. I think we will be sending to the Phoenix, AZ address. Thank you in advance for any replies to this question.
  21. So, our conditional green card will expire in January 2022. We will be eligible to file for ROC, October 20th 2021. However we are planning to travel for 6 weeks from October 9th till thanksgiving. We are planning to file ROC only after returning to US which will still gives us 50-55 days to file. We are little worried if it's Okay to travel back to US having only 50 days left in Green Card expiration date? Has anyone been to same boat as us and travel back to US with 1-2 months of GC validity? Any info is appreciated.. Thanks
  22. Hello- I posted my events and details before here. I could not find it; So I am starting the new topic. 2015/10: Got Married to USC 2016/09: Got Conditional GC 2017/09: Got Divorced 2018 April: Applied for ROC with waiver (Bonafide marriage) 2018 June: Received extension letter Since then nothing till February 2021. In February 2021, Online system says: Your case is ready to be scheduled for an interview. Since February 2021, it has been like that for 8 months almost and no update. Also it has been almost 3.5 years since I filed for ROC. Are these normal situation? I did not get any RFE yet though. Also, September 2021 is my 5 years anniversary of GC (still conditional technically). I heard a permanent resident can apply for Citizenship after 5 years. Can I apply for Citizenship? My ROC is also pending. What I do?
  23. Hi Everyone! Well, we are back! Now its time to file for Removal of Conditions for my wife's Green Card. It expires on October 30. Just sent the Packet out to the AZ office since we are in CA. Should arrive by Monday Aug. 3.
  24. Hi guys, I’ve been following this forum for a while and got a lot of great information here, so wanted to share our interview experience and see if anyone else is in a similar position. Came here in 2017 on a CR1 visa after getting approved on the spot at AOS interview in US consulate in Canada. 2019 filed for ROC and after almost 2 years finally today we got our ROC interview. Happily married for 5 years total, living together, working together, no kids, but a dog. The interview was scheduled at 8 45am, but we didn’t get called in until 10am. The officer was actually really nice and it was more conversational, me and my spouse were not separated during the interview. She directed some questions to me and some to the spouse and anytime one of us spoke, the other would add details just cause that’s how we are in every conversation. Some questions she asked: Each other’s date of birth Each other’s phone numbers How and when we met and how our relationship evolved. For this one, she asked us to tell as many details as possible so we actually spent most of the interview telling our love story. She told us that she hasn’t been able to review our file properly before the interview and the decision cannot be made on the spot unfortunately. But she did say that based on the interview she would approve us, so fingers crossed. She also said that if there’s any documents missing, we’ll get an RFE, but we’re hoping that’s not the case since we submitted literally everything we had and attained lawyer services from the start of our case just so everything is done properly. Right now the uscis site is still showing the “interview has been scheduled” message which is so nerve racking, just want the status to change to something! If anyone here went through ROC interview, how long did it take for the status to change?
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