Friday, August 26, 2011

Adjustment of Status Questions during the Interview

Name and address.

Name and Date of Birth of Spouse.

When and where did you meet your spouse?

Describe this 1st meeting.

Did you make arrangements to meet again?

Did you exchange phone numbers?

When did you meet next?

Where were you living at the time? Where was your spouse living?

When did you decide to get married? Where were you at the time?

Did you live together before marriage?

When and where did you get married? How did you and your spouse get to the church, courthouse, etc.?

Who were the witnesses to the ceremony?

Did you exchange wedding rings?

Where had you purchased these rings? Did you and your spouse purchase them together?

Did you have a reception after the ceremony?

Where was it held?

Do you have any photos of the ceremony and /or reception?

Describe the reception.

Did any of your, and your spouse's, family members attend? If so, who?

Did you go on a honeymoon? If so, when and where?

If you did not have a reception, what did you do after the wedding ceremony?

Where did you live after the wedding?

Describe the place where you lived right after the marriage. Number of bedrooms and bathrooms; furnishings; color of walls, floor coverings, appliances, etc; type of air conditioning, heating, etc; # of telephones, televisions, etc. Do you have cable television?

Where did you get the furniture? Was it already there, did you buy it, was it a gift, or did it come from your, or your spouse's, previous residence?

If brought to the house or apartment, describe how it was transported.

Describe your bedroom. Where do you keep your clothes? Where does your spouse keep his or her clothes? Where are the bathroom towels kept? Where do you keep the dirty clothes?

Where is the garbage kept in the kitchen?

On what day of the week is the garbage picked up?

Where do you shop for groceries? Do you go together with your spouse? How do you get there?

Where do you work? What days of the week do you work?

What hours do you work? What is your salary?

What is your telephone # at work?

When was the last vacation you had from work?

Did you and your spouse go anywhere together at that time?

When was the last vacation you and your spouse took together?

Where did you go? How did you get there? Describe it.

Where does your spouse work? What days of the week? What hours? What is the salary, if you know?

What is your spouse telephone # at work?

When was the last time your spouse got a vacation from work?

Do you or your wife have any scars or tattoos? If so, where on the body?

Do you know your spouse's family members? If so, which ones? If your spouse has children from a previous marriage, their names, ages, where they live, and where they go to school, if applicable.

Where do you live now? (If different from where you lived right after the marriage, then go over the same questions as above). How much is the rent? When is it paid? How do you pay it?

Do you have a bank account together? Where? What kind of account? (Checking, savings).

Are both of you listed on the account? (Do you have a bank letter, cancelled checks, etc.?)

Did you file a joint tax return this year? Do you have a copy with you?

Do you own any property together? What property? Did you bring copies of the documents with you?

What kind of automobile do you and your spouse have? Describe them.

Do you have an insurance policy listing your spouse as the beneficiary? If so, do you have a copy?

Have you taken any trips or vacations together? Do you have photos from these trips?

Do you have any utility bills, or receipts from items you have purchased together?

What other documentation do you have to show that you are living together as husband and wife?

Do you have any pets? What kind, what are their names, and describe them?

What did you do for Christmas, New Year's, your anniversary, or you or your spouseĆ¢€™s last birthday? Did you exchange gifts? If so, what kind of gift?

Did you or your spouse go to work yesterday? If so, at what time did you and/or your spouse leave the house and return?

Who cooks the meals at the house?

What is your spouse's favorite food? What is your favorite food?

Does your spouse drink coffee? If so, does he or she use cream and/or sugar?

Did you eat dinner together last night? Did anyone else have dinner with you? What did you have?

What time was dinner served? Who cooked it?

Did you watch TV after dinner? What shows did you watch?

At what time did you go to bed? Who went to bed first?

Did you have the air conditioning or heater on?

Who woke up first this morning? Did an alarm clock go off?

Did you or your spouse take a shower?

Did you come to the interview together? Who drove?

Did you have breakfast? Where and what did you eat?

Thursday, August 25, 2011


Ok finally my AOS and EAD was sent today, Aug. 25, 2011. We planned to file my AOS early when i got here, but bcoz i just arrived here in USA and we are busy doin other stuffs and my husband just got retired from the Army it cause us delay a little bit hehehe, but after our trip we decided to file it before we get busy again hehehe. Now the next thing we are planning to do is get me a driver's permit but before that here is the list of what we sent in our AOS and EAD. I didn't file AP bcoz i am not intending to travel out of the country without my GC. We did two cover letter for each document, one for the EAD and one for the AOS.

List of documents we sent for my AOS:

1. Payment Check: $1,070.00
2. G-1145 form and 2 passport photos
3. I-485 form
4. G- 325A form
5. Orig. Copy of Birth Cert. for both individuals
6. Copy of Passport for both individuals
7. Copy of Visa with date of Entry Stamp
8. Copy of I- 94
9. I- 797 Notice of Action
10. Cert. True Copy of our Marriage Cert.

11. I-864 form
12. ITR and W2 for 2 yrs.
13. LES/ Pay Statement for 3 mons.
14. ERB/ Military Work History
15. Assorted Photographs together here in USA with family and our 1st trip together here in USA and copy of cards sent by our family to us
16. I- 693 in sealed envelop

List of documents we sent for my EAD:

1. G- 1145 and two passport photos
2. I-765 form
3. Copy of my passport
4. Copy of my visa with date of entry stamp
5. I-94
6. Cert. True Copy of our Marriage Cert.

Then we sent it to Chicago Lockbox.

Now our waiting begins again... good luck to us and God bless us all.

Mark and Tina

* Card/ Document Production

On November 2, 2011, we ordered production of your new card. Please allow 30 days for your card to be mailed to you. If we need something from you we will contact you.

*Your EAD was approved in 69 days.

* Card/ Document Production On March 1, 2012, we ordered production of your new card.

* Decision On March 1, 2012, we mailed you a notice that we had registered this customer's new permanent resident status.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Civil Surgeon and I-693 form

I had my CS appointment last July 21, 2011, i brought with me my passport with my visa, I-94, my vaccination record, and my CD. They didn't get my CD but they got a copy of my vaccination history from SLEC., honey ko paid $250 for the fee. They check my height, weight, ears, throat, eyes. They got also sample of my blood, the nurse pricked my left arm for the test and said to wait for 3 days to get the result. IF i found positive then i need to under-go x-ray and i need to have other vaccinations, but if not i don't need to do that process anymore but just get the vaccines that i need. Then i waited 3 days for the result of my skin test, on July 25, 2011 we returned back to the clinic and i was so happy bcoz i got my I-693 form and I DON'T need any vaccination, the CS said i am good that i have a Tdap, MMR and history of VH, and i complete the required vaccination they need. When we returned home i had my sealed envelop from the CS.

Link where u can find ur CS:

K1 Holder Applying for SSN

Its been a while since my last update here on my blog, i was just so busy with my life here in the US of course just arrived here last July 12, so been really busy with my honey babe and we're doin a lot here too... but right now i have the chance to update what is happening to me and what i did after i arrived in my POE... pls. read my other updates post below...

After two weeks i arrived here in USA, i applied for my SSN no. here in Lawton, OK. List of what i brought with me my passport, I-94, our marriage contract, and my birth cert., i intended to apply for my married name in my SSN card but they didn't allow me to do that bcoz they said i need to register first on my maiden name bcoz that's the name i carried when i arrived here in USA... but some states allow to use married name even they are K1 holder, BUT the employee there who assisted us are nice and told us to go back after a month to change my name on my SSN Card after a month. I also have my SS-5 form but they didn't get it bcoz i applied online, i answered some questions and that's it hehehe.. they gave me a receipt of my SSN card and told me that i will get it after 7-10 business day. And also bear in mind some of the employees are not aware that a K1 visa holder is entitled to get an SSN no. so u should be aware of what is your right as a K1 visa holder and u can print also the RM 10211.530 and show it to them.

July 27, 2011- Applied SSN no.
Aug. 1, 2011- Got my SSN no.

AOS Timeline

Arrival Date here in USA: July 12, 2011
Wedding: July 15, 2011- Civil Wedding, Lawton, OK City Hall
Appointment to a CS: July 21, 2011
Backed to CS: July 25, 2011 got my sealed I-963, no need for vaccination
Apply SSN: July 27, 2011
SSN Card Arrived: Aug. 1, 2011
AOS Filed: Aug. 25, 2011
EAD Filed: Aug. 25, 2011
Packet Received by USCIS: Aug. 29, 2011
E-not. for my AOS and EAD and NOA 1 Dated: Sept. 1, 2011
Biometric Notice: Sept. 2, 2011 (orig. sched. Sept. 23, 2011- 10 am OKC)
Biometric-Walk-in: Sept. 20, 2011
AOS case was Transferred: Sept. 29, 2011

AOS case was Transferred to USCIS: Oct. 5, 2011
Service Request for EAD and EAD Card Production: Nov. 2, 2011
EAD Card Received: Nov. 12, 2011

CSC called me: Feb. 13, 2012
Service Request for my AOS: Feb. 27, 2012
AOS Approved: Mar. 1, 2012

*On September 29, 2011, we transferred this case I485 APPLICATION TO REGISTER PERMANENT RESIDENCE OR TO ADJUST STATUS to another office for processing and sent you a notice explaining this action.

On Oct. 5, 2011, The I485 APPLICATION TO REGISTER PERMANENT RESIDENCE OR TO ADJUST STATUS was transferred and is now being processed at a USCIS office. You will be notified by mail when a decision is made, or if the office needs something from you.

* On Feb. 13, 2012, i received a call from CSC verifying my new zip code, she asked if we moved and told her yes we moved and we already sent them the AR 11 form to update my new addy but the zip code encoded to their system is wrong that's why they called and they told me that they will gonna pull pout my file for review and within 45 days then i will get a notice from them. The following week i received a hard copy notice of my conversation to CSC. now still waiting for my GC to come in the mail....

*** Feb. 27, 2012- USCIS sent a SR to my loc. USCIS ofc. who has a jurisdiction of my case altho my case was transferred to CSC... ( NO SENSE BCOZ MY GC WAS ORIGINALLY APPROVED FEB. 24-- STATUS ONLINE UPDATE IS 2 WKS. LATE )

*** Card/ Document Production On March 1, 2012, we ordered production of your new card. (LATE STATUS UPDATE)

*** Decision. On March 1, 2012, we mailed you a notice that we had registered this customer's new permanent resident status. (LATE STATUS UPDATE)

*** DMV PASSED-- MAR. 6, 2012-- GOT DMV ID-- MAR. 7, 2012 ***



My POE is in Detriot and i can say i am very lucky, it was just a breeze. I was interviewed by a black immigration officer and he only say hi what's goin on? then i replied him, hi i am on a K1 visa. And he said oh wow! congratulations!, he said its a K1 day, most probably he handled lots of K1 on that day, then he asked me my sealed packet from the US Embassy and he looked at my docs. one by one while saying ok.. oh good.. ohs its already validated, then he said ok welcome to america, u will get married within 90 days then he looked at his computer, had my pic. and finger scanning and then he stamped my passport. I really had a very easy POE.