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  1. 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..
  2. 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!
  3. 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.
  4. Let's do it. Working on my documents to send out mid Jan 2018. Happy ROC!!!
  5. Hi everyone. Just wanted to start this thread for all of us filling for ROC in May 2019. Welcome to the group!!!
  6. Hello, Has anybody here experienced interview for ROC (removal of conditions)? My case went to Ready to be Scheduled for interview last Saturday after almost a year of waiting. But still waiting for the letter in the mail to make it official though. What are the questions typically asked? Should hubby be present too at the interview? Thanks is advance.
  7. Hello, I am preparing my I-751 packet. Info upfront: my husband broke up with me in Feb last year after terminating our marriage therapy, and I moved out of the house a few months later. We are still legally married, neither of us has been wanting to deal with the divorce process , we have already separated joint assets, but still use our joint bank account, have joint health insurance, file taxes jointly, and have the same PO box. As evidence I will submit: jointly filed tax returns, joint bank account statements, joint deed when we purchased our house (now its separate property), property tax bills in both our names, property insurance, joint purchases, a million utility bills in both our names, joint health insurance, photographs, social media screenshots, texts, emails, trip to Europe documentation, bills of marriage therapy, affidavits of friends. QUESTIONS: 1. Both my husband and I will add a letter of explanation as to why the marital relationship didn't work out. How much in detail does it have to be? I assume it has to have a neutral tone to it? Which is so hard as I still feel so hurt 😕 2. Our letters of explanation are different in some parts (his memory/perception is different than mine), is that an issue? For example I know his was still open to reconciliation up to a certain point but he now denies it... 3. Should I also add emails/texts of us arguing? As these are pretty private, how private does it have to be?? 4. Should I include emails to us from our marriage therapist detailing our issues (very private😟) ? 5. As for utility bills for while we still lived together: I am missing a few months here and there, is that a problem, should I explain that? 6. Are bills/account statements supposed to start with the oldest first or newest first (I am adding all for the entire duration of our marriage)? 7. Some bills (health insurance) have 10 pages each, can I leave the irrelevant pages out, even though the pages each contain a counter like 'page 1 of 10'? 8. Can I use a highlighter to mark both our names on bills so the officer has an easier time to spot them? 9. When describing photographs, does it matter if I write from third person or subjectively or a mix of both, as in "he and I at the zoo" and "Joe and Jill at the zoo"? 10. I have tons of evidence of our mailing address (PO box) be the same, does it still make sense to add copies of our drivers licenses showing that same address? 11. Is it wise to include request to have the interview waived in the cover letter or does it come across pushy? For example "Pursuant to 8 CFR §216.4(b)(1) as well as Policy Memorandum PM-602-0168 (Nov 30, 2018) and in consideration of the enclosed evidence we respectfully request that the interview requirement be waived." Thanks so much for any inputs you have ❤️
  8. This thread is for everyone who filed 10 before their GC expiration date or after their GC expired. Please post your experiences!
  9. Hey everyone, This weekend I plan to finally submit my wife's ROC package. Just wanted to share my cover letter. After reading some previous posts about the topic of a cover letter, I realize it's not necesary for the package, but my wife and I both feel more confident if we submit one anyways. So, this is what we have: 3/29/2021 USCIS P.O. Box 21200 Phoenix, AZ 85036 RE: I-751 JOINT PETITION TO REMOVE CONDITIONS OF STATUS ON: Wife, A#000-000-000 Step-son, A#000-000-000 Dear USCIS examiner: Enclosed please find a joint I-751 petition for removal of conditions of permanent resident status regarding my wife, NAME, and her son, NAME. My wife entered the US on a K-1 visa and her son followed on a K-2 visa on 08/18/2018. My wife and I were married on 10/31/2018 and both my wife and her son were awarded conditional permanent residence on 06/13/19 that expires on 06/13/2021. We are all happily living together and respectfully request that this petition be accepted for removal of conditions on the residence for my wife NAME and her son NAME. Enclosed also please find the following documents to verify the status of our marriage and ongoing relationship: Form G-1145 E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance for I-751 form. Check for $765: includes the $595 I-751 filling fee and $170 biometrics service fee. Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence. Copy of green cards: front and back sides. Copy of apartment rental agreements with joint occupancy. Copy of military Statement of Service. Copy of military orders showing dependents. Copy of military dependent ID cards, front and back sides. Copy of our health insurance policy showing a joint policy. Copy of life insurance policy showing beneficiary designation. Copies of 2018, 2019 and 2020 joint IRS tax transcripts. Copies of statements from our joint checking account from April 2019 to present. Copy of our visa credit cards showing a joint account. Copies of joint credit card statements. Copies of phone bill showing joint phone plan. Copies of utility bills. A copy of our airline tickets for PCS transfer to Japan and PCS transfer from Japan. Photographs from numerous family vacations together. Copies of documents submitted are exact photocopies of unaltered documents and we understand that we may be required to submit original documents to an Immigration or Consular officer a later date. Please advise us if you have any further questions or concerns related to this petition. Sincerely, (SIGN) So that's our cover letter. If you have any suggestions or thoughts, please let me know. Thank you for your time!
  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. Hi All, My window period for ROC opens Feb 7th and I seem to have all in order for filing. My only question now is : Can I travel out the country while application is with USCIS? My GC card only expires in May 2019 and I plan on visiting home in March just for a week or two. Has anyone encountered issues WRT this?
  12. I would like to know if somebody here have a similar case. SRC April 2019 transferred to Potomac in February 2020.
  13. I-751 Cover Letter Immigrant & US Citizen Address C U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services 2501 S. State Hwy. 121 Business Suite 400 Lewisville, TX 75067 Date: August 8, 2020 Nature of Submission: I-751 ORIGINAL SUBMISSIOM To Whom It May Concern: Enclosed please find our JOINT I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, for Immigrant (A-NUMBER) and evidence of our marriage. Contents include: One (1) check for $680 (Application $595 + Biometric Service $85 fees.) Form G-1145, E-Notification of Application-Petition Acceptance. Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence. Copy of Immigrant’s Form I-551 (Permanent Resident Card.) Evidence of our relationship (Detailed list on pages 2 and 3.) 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, US Citizen Immigrant Evidence A. Housing & Utilities 1. Address A (Start Date – End Date) a) Joint lease b) Renters insurance c) Electric bills d) Final statement 2. Address B (Start Date – End Date) a) Joint lease b) Welcome letter c) Renters insurance d) Electric bills e) Internet bills 3. Address C (Start Date – End Date) a) Joint lease b) Renters insurance c) Electric bills d) Internet bills B. Memberships 1. T-Mobile family plan (showing both our cell numbers.) 2. CrossFit family membership (right before they close due to COVID19.) C. Affidavits (3 affidavits from family and friends.) D. Financial 1. IRS joint tax transcripts for 2017, 2018 and 2019. 2. Joint account bank statements from August 2018 to July 2020. 3. Immigrant’s Merrill Edge Transfer on Death Agreement (showing US Citizen as sole beneficiary.) E. Insurance 1. 2018 of US Citizen’s insurance (showing Immigrant as family member.) 2. 2019 & 2020 Immigrant’s insurance (showing US Citizen as family member.) a) Insurance cards. 3. Immigrant’s HSA (showing US Citizen as 100% primary beneficiary.) a) HSA cards. F. Benefits & Retirement 1. Immigrant’s Beneficiary Designation forms (showing US Citizen as 100% beneficiary for 401k, pension, life insurance.) a) 2018 – 2019 Company A b) 2019 & 2020 Company B 2. US Citizen’s Beneficiary Designation forms (showing Immigrant as 100% beneficiary for 401k, pension, life insurance.) G. Pictures H. Misc. 1. Trip A plane tickets, hotel booking, Disneyland, Universal tickets, and other tickets. 2. CITY Zoo tickets (picture is included in Pictures section.) 3. Refund check addressed to US Citizen and I. 4. Receipt for buying furniture for our apartment from Rooms to Go. 5. Assortment of mail addressed to US Citizen and me. Thank you all for your time to read this. I'll be filling it on Monday as my GC expires on 11/06.
  14. Hello! ROC related inquiry. Is it ok if I didn't enter my Alien registration # in the form? We already submitted my papers and just realized I didn't have my alien registration # there. Anyone with the same experience? Did USCIS still accept it? Thanks. Also, I didn't include a cover letter.
  15. Not very surprising, but USCIS only processed 28.4K I-751 applications in Q4 of FY20 (Ending Sep-20), which is almost half of what they processed in Q3, 45.1K Applications. FY20, 155,265 cases approved, 7,400 denied so approval percent is around ~95% with 222,559 cases pending in the system as of Sep 2020. I expect the numbers for Q1 of FY21 to be similar to Q4 based on the processing time and the extra backlog in the past months. Source: https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/document/reports/Quarterly_All_Forms_FY2020Q4.pdf At this point, I don't think anyone can provide any legitimate solution to end this backlog across the board. From bad to worse, and It doesn't seem to be getting better any time soon.
  16. Hi, I am writing because I sent my ROC 1-751 application in around the middle of Dec and still haven't gotten any extension in the mail. I heard there was now a 6-8 week window where they ususally send them out. I am getting nervous because it's getting close to the end of that window. ALTHOUGH, they only took the money out of our account a couple weeks ago. So should I go off of that? I know it arrived the middle of DEC because I got the UPS with tracking on the package. The other question is kind of a weird one. Like I said above I just applied for my 10 year greencard, but I just became aware the other day (correct my if I am wrong) that if you get a greencard through MARRIAGE you can apply for permanent residency after 3 years of having a greencard, not 5 year (when you get a greencard through non marriage reasons). What do I do if I don't get my greencard within a year? Can I apply for citizenship at the same time? Thank you for any and all help!
  17. Hi Everyone, How much of a hassle is the ROC process? I have my visa in hand but I'm debating if I should enter the US after our 2nd wedding anniversary to get the 10 year GC. My visa is valid until end of January and our second wedding anniversary is mid January so visa validity isn't an issue. My husband and I would rather move sooner, but I've also read how much of a pain removing conditions is, so it's giving us pause. Any experiences/insight/advice?
  18. Hi, I just have a question about the tax transcript that we will be submitting for my ROC, we are planning to submit my husband’s 2019 tax transcript(married filing separately) plus a letter stating that the amended 2019 tax return is still in process (we amended it to married filing jointly). *note - 2019 tax return is the only available tax transcript that my husband has. Should we also submit copy of the 1040-X (amendment form for the tax) to show that it is being amended? OR should we just submit the tax transcript as is without stating that it is in the process of amendment? (IRS is just backed up that it is taking so long for them to amend taxes.) *I will be submitting the packet as soon as 1st week of feb and I don’t think the newly amended tax will be available this soon.
  19. Hey VJ friends! I'm just curious as to how big, in terms of number of pages, ROC applications are on average? I'm starting to prepare for mine (my filing date is in May) and it's looking like I'll need to find an extra thick envelope to fit in all the evidence 😅
  20. Hi folks, happy new year (all things considered)! Just want to report that I was able to successfully use Global Entry with a pending ROC. This happened yesterday, 1/17/21 at JFK, used one of the GE kiosks. All I did was scan my passport (not my GE card) and got my pic taken. Then the kiosk printed off the receipt, which just said "Please proceed to exit". Went to the GE agent waiting at the "exit", gave them the receipt and my passport. They also asked to see JUST my greencard, I presented it and when I moved to also present my extension letter, the GE waived it away and said they did not need to see it. Then they asked if I have anything to declare, I did not. And that was it, pretty painless, and took maybe 3 minutes tops. I was pleasantly surprised actually, I was prepared to have to explain my ROC's pending status, was prepared to be pulled into secondary and was also prepared to be told I couldn't use GE because of my expired greencard. Also there was a note on the welcome screen on all the kiosks that said something about they were "improving the process of using GE etc" and so I am not sure if that was why I was able to use it despite my ROC and expired greencard and expired GE card. Who knows, just happy that it worked! Side note: Every other GE kiosk was disabled to allow for social distancing. Also no lines whatsoever at JFK immigration. It was eerily quite and empty, was kind of strange to experience. When I entered JFK this time a year ago, the GE kiosks were spotty to use, and the lines for normal passport control were 10 or more levels deep.
  21. Hi, I have been looking around to see if there are any samples of cover letters for I-751 that also indicates a request for name change, I wonder if anyone has a sample of it? I just wanted to be sure on how I should write the cover letter with the request for my name change too. Thank you
  22. Hi, we will be filing my ROC jointly and my husband (US citizen) is in active duty military. My question is, aside from the latest LES and SGLI, what other evidences we can submit? (pertaining to being in the military) We have other evidences such as tax return, bank statements, lease agreement, POA and car insurance to name some. And also, from what I have read, we should indicate Active Military on the top right corner of the I-751 form? Any advice you can give for those who have submitted their packets already. Thank you very much.
  23. Hi everyone, Is enrolling with Medi-Cal (California's Medicaid) health insurance considered a public charge? I'll need to do a ROC in about 2 years, will it interfere with that? Should I go with Covered California instead? TIA
  24. I have everything written up and in it's correct order and am about to go send my application off. But at the last minute I am wondering if any of my documents I am sending in should be hard copy originals. In their instructions they say to include photocopies unless otherwise stated but I've seen lots of folks in here mentioning ways to make sure you get your originals back for supporting doc's and just want to run it by you guys to see if I am missing something. I am so nervous to send it off! My questions is that I have no "original" docs, other than a notarized landlord affidavit (which I also have a photocopy of for personal records in case I don't get it back). I have photocopies/print outs of my 2 year greencard, (hard copy original of landlord affidavit of residence), marriage certificate, joint 1095-B health coverage forms, full and complete married filing jointly tax returns, joint business licenses, joint bank accounts, joint health insurance, joint car insurance, joint bills, etc. Basically anything with both of our names on it. Should any of these be hard copy originals? Also is it worth including any photos?
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