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  • Hello All,

    I loved reading all of your comments and I truly appreciate that you shared your experiences with all of us. Here is a review of our case.
    1. My wife is a US citizen
    2. I was an F-1 student and was working under OPT
    3. We hired a lawyer to file I-130, 1-131, 1-485, I-864, and I-765 applications
    4. My wife is a student and I work.
    5. Here is the Timeline:
    Status Date
    Applications received by USCIS “Priority Date” 09/26/18
    We received the Receipts 10/09/18
    Biometric Appointment Done 10/31/18
    Fingerprinting Review was completed 11/29/18
    Received a Letter of Courtesy regarding the medical exam I-693 02/23/19
    New EAD Card is Being Produced 05/01/19
    Form I-131 is approved and I-512 endorsement is on the EAD card 05/01/19
    EAD Card is mailed to you 05/06/19
    EAD Card picked by USPS, tracking # provided 05/07/19
    EAD Card at Hand 05/09/19
    Submit First Inquiry via website 12/04/19
    Status changed to we scheduled you for an interview 12/10/19
    Received Interview letter in Mail 12/16/19
    I completed my medical exam 12/25/19
    Interview scheduled at the Seattle Office 01/14/20
    Submit Second Inquiry via website 01/31/20
    Called them on the phone to check on the inquiries 02/21/20
    Card is being produced 02/26/20
    Status changed online in both I-130 and I-485 to Case Was Approved 02/27/20
    Card was mailed to me 03/02/20
    10Years GC in Hand 03/05/20
    1. The whole process took an exact 17 months
    2. I went to the interview with my wife , our 6 month baby boy , and the lawyer
    3. The interview was smooth. The officer was nice and very kind
    4. She asked me the Yes/No questions. She also went through the application and asked about our names, age , address, and etc. Very Straightforward.
    5. After the interview, she took couple pictures from us, a copy of our son birth certificate, and my medical exam
    6. She handed us a paper and said we should expect a decision after the interview as this is the new procedure and protocol
    7. We brought to the interview the following documents: I have organized all documents in a big folder and divided them into seven sections
    Section A: Proof of Petitioner
    1. Original + Copy of Birth Certificate
    2. Original + Copy of US Passport and Social Security Card
    3. Original + Copy of WA Driver Licence
    4. Taxes 2015 and 2016
    Section B: Proof of Beneficiary
    1. Original-Sealed Medical Exam
    2. Original + Copy + English Translation of Birth Certificate
    3. Original + Copy of the last three Passports (copy of each page)
    4. Original + Copy of the New EAD and Old EADs
    5. Original + Copy of US F-1 Student Visa
    6. Copy of all I-983 Training Forms
    7. Original + Copy of latest I-20
    8. Original + Copy of I-94
    9. Original + Copy of WA Driver Licence
    10. Copy of the Last Three Months Paystubs
    11. Copy of W-2s for the last three years
    12. Copy of my Bachelor of Science Degree
    Section C: Proof of Joint Accounts
    1. Copy of Joint Checking Account Statements for the Last Three Months
    2. Copy of Joint Credit Card #1 Statements for the Last Three Months
    3. Copy of Joint Credit Card #2 Statements for the Last Three Months
    4. Copy of the Auto Insurance
    5. Copy of the Health Insurance (Medical, Dental, and Vision)
    6. Last Three Utility Bill Statements
    7. Rent Lease Agreement for the Last Two Years
    8. Car Ownership Certificate
    9. Car Registration
    10. Rental Home Insurance
    11. 401K Account Spouse is 100% Beneficiary
    12. Life Insurance Spouse is 100% Beneficiary
    13. Documents of us Trying to Buy a House together
    14. Copy of Joint Tax Returns for 2018 & 2018
    Section D: Proof of Family Relationship between Petitioner & Beneficiary
    1. Original + Copy of Marriage Certificate
    2. Original + Copy of Divorce Decree Ex-wife
    Section E: Our Son
    1. Original + Copy of Birth Certificate
    2. Copy of Medical Bills and Doctor Regular Check Up Visits
    Section F: Photo Album that Highlights Trips and Special Moments (2017-2020)
    Section G: Our Wedding
    1. Photo Album of the wedding
    2. Wedding Hotels Contracts
    3. Receipts of Wedding expenses, Honeymoon Airline tickets, Hotels, and Car Rentals
    4. Letters from Family members and friends
    Some Tips:
    1. Please be honest, patient and organized.
    2. I recommend to download two apps to track your case status: 1) Case Tracker 2) Lawfully
    3. You can log in to USCIS and add your phone number and email to get notified when your case gets updated
    4. People at the USCIS are awesome and helpful. Don’t be frustrated and worried if your case gets delayed. They just have so many cases. When your case gets assigned, they will process it as soon as they can.
    This is one of the happiest moments of our life. My wife was crying when our case got approved. I tried my best here to share my timeline and experience and I hope that someone out there who is still waiting for his/her case to get approved to find an answer within these lines and be certain that there is always a light at the end of a tunnel.

    I wish you all the best!


    Kind regards,

    Comment


    • Originally posted by Seattle2020 View Post
      Hello All,

      I loved reading all of your comments and I truly appreciate that you shared your experiences with all of us. Here is a review of our case.
      1. My wife is a US citizen
      2. I was an F-1 student and was working under OPT
      3. We hired a lawyer to file I-130, 1-131, 1-485, I-864, and I-765 applications
      4. My wife is a student and I work.
      5. Here is the Timeline:
      Status Date
      Applications received by USCIS “Priority Date” 09/26/18
      We received the Receipts 10/09/18
      Biometric Appointment Done 10/31/18
      Fingerprinting Review was completed 11/29/18
      Received a Letter of Courtesy regarding the medical exam I-693 02/23/19
      New EAD Card is Being Produced 05/01/19
      Form I-131 is approved and I-512 endorsement is on the EAD card 05/01/19
      EAD Card is mailed to you 05/06/19
      EAD Card picked by USPS, tracking # provided 05/07/19
      EAD Card at Hand 05/09/19
      Submit First Inquiry via website 12/04/19
      Status changed to we scheduled you for an interview 12/10/19
      Received Interview letter in Mail 12/16/19
      I completed my medical exam 12/25/19
      Interview scheduled at the Seattle Office 01/14/20
      Submit Second Inquiry via website 01/31/20
      Called them on the phone to check on the inquiries 02/21/20
      Card is being produced 02/26/20
      Status changed online in both I-130 and I-485 to Case Was Approved 02/27/20
      Card was mailed to me 03/02/20
      10Years GC in Hand 03/05/20
      1. The whole process took an exact 17 months
      2. I went to the interview with my wife , our 6 month baby boy , and the lawyer
      3. The interview was smooth. The officer was nice and very kind
      4. She asked me the Yes/No questions. She also went through the application and asked about our names, age , address, and etc. Very Straightforward.
      5. After the interview, she took couple pictures from us, a copy of our son birth certificate, and my medical exam
      6. She handed us a paper and said we should expect a decision after the interview as this is the new procedure and protocol
      7. We brought to the interview the following documents: I have organized all documents in a big folder and divided them into seven sections
      Section A: Proof of Petitioner
      1. Original + Copy of Birth Certificate
      2. Original + Copy of US Passport and Social Security Card
      3. Original + Copy of WA Driver Licence
      4. Taxes 2015 and 2016
      Section B: Proof of Beneficiary
      1. Original-Sealed Medical Exam
      2. Original + Copy + English Translation of Birth Certificate
      3. Original + Copy of the last three Passports (copy of each page)
      4. Original + Copy of the New EAD and Old EADs
      5. Original + Copy of US F-1 Student Visa
      6. Copy of all I-983 Training Forms
      7. Original + Copy of latest I-20
      8. Original + Copy of I-94
      9. Original + Copy of WA Driver Licence
      10. Copy of the Last Three Months Paystubs
      11. Copy of W-2s for the last three years
      12. Copy of my Bachelor of Science Degree
      Section C: Proof of Joint Accounts
      1. Copy of Joint Checking Account Statements for the Last Three Months
      2. Copy of Joint Credit Card #1 Statements for the Last Three Months
      3. Copy of Joint Credit Card #2 Statements for the Last Three Months
      4. Copy of the Auto Insurance
      5. Copy of the Health Insurance (Medical, Dental, and Vision)
      6. Last Three Utility Bill Statements
      7. Rent Lease Agreement for the Last Two Years
      8. Car Ownership Certificate
      9. Car Registration
      10. Rental Home Insurance
      11. 401K Account Spouse is 100% Beneficiary
      12. Life Insurance Spouse is 100% Beneficiary
      13. Documents of us Trying to Buy a House together
      14. Copy of Joint Tax Returns for 2018 & 2018
      Section D: Proof of Family Relationship between Petitioner & Beneficiary
      1. Original + Copy of Marriage Certificate
      2. Original + Copy of Divorce Decree Ex-wife
      Section E: Our Son
      1. Original + Copy of Birth Certificate
      2. Copy of Medical Bills and Doctor Regular Check Up Visits
      Section F: Photo Album that Highlights Trips and Special Moments (2017-2020)
      Section G: Our Wedding
      1. Photo Album of the wedding
      2. Wedding Hotels Contracts
      3. Receipts of Wedding expenses, Honeymoon Airline tickets, Hotels, and Car Rentals
      4. Letters from Family members and friends
      Some Tips:
      1. Please be honest, patient and organized.
      2. I recommend to download two apps to track your case status: 1) Case Tracker 2) Lawfully
      3. You can log in to USCIS and add your phone number and email to get notified when your case gets updated
      4. People at the USCIS are awesome and helpful. Don’t be frustrated and worried if your case gets delayed. They just have so many cases. When your case gets assigned, they will process it as soon as they can.
      This is one of the happiest moments of our life. My wife was crying when our case got approved. I tried my best here to share my timeline and experience and I hope that someone out there who is still waiting for his/her case to get approved to find an answer within these lines and be certain that there is always a light at the end of a tunnel.

      I wish you all the best!


      Kind regards,
      Congrats , wish you best of luck. I have one question : Which bank allow u to open joint credit card account? I added my spouse as autorized user, is that what you mean by joint credit card? Thank you

      Comment


      • Originally posted by Saky View Post

        Congrats , wish you best of luck. I have one question : Which bank allow u to open joint credit card account? I added my spouse as autorized user, is that what you mean by joint credit card? Thank you

        Thanks. No, joint credit card refers to adding your spouse as a co-borrower/co-owner.

        Comment

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