Saturday, August 11, 2012

K2 AOS and EAD Requirements

Hello my friends. Its really been awhile since i visited my own blog here because i've been busy since my son arrived here in the USA. I also had 2 part time jobs and bcoz i am pregnant right now. Well our baby girl will be born soon, only 3 1/2 wks. and she will see the world finally hehehe... but anyways i am here to share you how we did our K2 AOS and EAD packet....

For my son's AOS here is the content of our cover letter:

Name of Petitioner


Chicago Lockbox Address


I am enclosing a I-485, Adjustment of Status of my step-son: Name of my Son

Attached to this letter are the ff. forms:

  1. $ 985.00 Application Fee
  2. Visa Pic of both individuals (petitioner and applicant)
  3. G-1145, E-notification of Application/ Petition Acceptance
  4. I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status
  5. G-325A Biographic Information
  6. Copy of Birth Certificates of both individuals (petitioner and applicant)
  7. Copy of Passport of both individuals (petitioner and applicant)
  8. Copy of Visa with date of entry stamp
  9. Copy of I-94
  10. Copy of I-797 Notice of Action
  11. Copy of Marriage Contract
  12. I-864 Affidavit of Support
  13. Copy of my wife's Green card
  14. Copy of my ITR and W2 for 3 yrs. ( From Years: 2009-2011)
  15. Copy of my GI Bill, Retirement Statement, VA Disability Document
  16. Assorted Photographs took here recently in the USA
  17. I-693 Sealed Envelop


And for my son's EAD here is the content of our cover letter:

Name of Petitioner


Chicago Lockbox Address


I am enclosing a I-765, Application for Employment Authorization for my step-son: Name of my son

Attached are the ff. forms:

  1. G-1145, E-notification of Application/ Petition Acceptance Form
  2. I-765, Application for Employment Authorization Form
  3. Copy of his Philippin Passport, I-94, Copy of his Visa with date of entry stamp
  4. Copy of his Birth Certificate
  5. Copy of Marriage Contract
  6. Copy of my wife's Green Card
  7. Visa Pic of both individuals


Note: K2 can't apply for SSN no. the K2 need first to have the EAD card before the parents can apply for the K2's SSN no.  

Sunday, May 27, 2012

K2 Timeline

K2 Medical: Mar. 13, 2012
K2 Interview: Apr. 17, 2012
K2 Visa Issued: Apr. 20, 2012
K2 Visa On- hand: Apr. 26, 2012
K2 POE- GUAM: May 21, 2012
K2 Arrival in the USA: May 22, 2012
K2 CS: Aug. 15, 2012
K2 AOS Packet was sent: Aug. 15, 2012
K2 AOS Packet Received by USCIS: Aug. 20, 2012
K2 AOS e-mail received from USCIS: Aug. 23, 2012
K2 EAD Approval: Feb. 19, 2013

K2 Interview and POE

K2 Interview- April 17, 2012

Mom and my son went to Manila April 16, 2012 and stayed at Granprix Hotel for my son's interview the next day.

April 17, 2012 is my son's big day. They went to the US Embassy like 4:30 am and mom told me there is already a long line waiting. Miguel is a very smart boy so actually it looks like he knows what to do. Mom is a little slow getting to the booth so Miguel always come to the booth first. His interview went very well, no lots of questions asked just personal questions that usually comes out during the interview. But they got all the legal docs. that we sent to them. Below are the list of documents that my son have during his interview.....

K2 Interview Documents:

2x2 U.S Visa Pic pasted to DS- 156- 2pcs.

My authorization letter for my mom who will accompany my son on his med. and interview

Eligibility Letter from the US Embassy

BPI Receipt and Interview Schedule Appointment


2 copies of DS- 156 and DS- 157

BC and Baptismal of my son

I- 134 Form from my husband

ITR 2010- 2011


GI Bill Docs., Retirement Statement, VA Disability Statement

Pics of us together

Copy of our MC (USC) and my Annulment Docs.

Copy of my I-94, Visa and Passport Information

Copy of my US IDs ( EAD, GC, Military Dependent ID, Learner's Permit to drive)

After 3 days of my son's interview his visa was issued. April 20, 2012 and no one week and it was in the 2go in our place. My mom just picked it up.

I went to the PH to fetch my son and stayed there for 3 wks. K2's CFO doesn't need to do the seminar we just went to the CFO ofc. to pay for the registration and get his sticker. Paid that for 400 pesos.

At NAIA because our ticket was purchased here in the USA we are required to pay T.T for my son because he doesn't have a GC yet.

Travel Tax: P810-
Processing Fee- GC Holder: P200-
Processing Fee- K2 Visa Holder: P200
Terminal Fee: P550/ person travelling

Note: they asked for my MC bcoz still using my old PP that's in my maiden name.

Finally at the POE: we did his POE in Guam, because i have the GC i just showed the IO my PP and my GC then i did the finger scanning. Then we went to a room of US Immigration in Guam to process Miguel's entry, they got his yellow packet no questions asked from us regarding his K2 visa/ entry.

K2 Arrival in the USA: May 22, 2012

Hope it helps... and good luck...

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

My K2 FTJ medical examination

Mar. 13, 2012 in the PH time, mom and my son went to SLEC for his 1st day medical examination.. my brother went with them bcoz my mom is not that familiar to that area which my brother is.. they arrived there early like before 8am and the guard just checked the instruction letter from the US Embassy, Manila and my e-mail to SLEC regarding my inquiries.. they didn't asked any authorization or IDs from my mom and my son. My son did the TST and the physical examination and eye vision test.. he will gonna return on thursday for the result of TST and praying everything goes well so he can have his immunization too on thursday.. the doctor told my mom to bring again my son's PP.. they also looked for my son's babybook.. i am so happy that my son didn't get any white slip for additional/ referral slip to other doctor.. one day down for him... my mom told me funny stories about my son... like when my son saw the needle for TST he ran away from the doctor and my mom caught him at the door and hug him and the doctor told my son that he will gonna call the guards and let them hug him so u cant run ^___^, my mom covered his eyes and hold his arms so he cant move while the doctor is injecting the needle... done on the 1st day like 12pm and had lunch at Robinson's and dropped by at MAnila Zoo...

2nd day...

went to MOA....

3rd day....

arrived at SLEC like 8am then waited... 9am TST result is ok.. no need to do x-ray or sputum (thank u Lord!)... sched. for immunization at 1pm...

went to computer shop to pm me the good news...

went back to SLEC for immunization... my son is asking if he will gonna have vaccine but my mom didnt tell him the truth bcoz she knew that Miguel will walk out again and will cry at that moment... wooo... so its time for him to get his vaccination... he doesnt want of course so the doctor told them to go out the room or come back in other day when Miguel will be willing to have the vaccination, so my mom told Miguel do u want to go to your Mama in the USA?, he replied yes.. and mom told him u need to do the vaccination now or u will not go to your Mama... so Miguel went again inside the immunization room and he sat and close his eyes... the doctor told my mom to be near to Miguel ^_^ , he got 3 vaccines... and they gave Miguel 5 pages of personal copy of his medical... they also told my mom that those papers are the docs. i need to show to the school here and i think in the AOS too... so glad that this stage is done.. now we are in our next step... Interview....

Friday, March 9, 2012

Tulsa, Oklahoma Learner's Permit to Drive

Been here in the USA for 8 mons. and i just decided to get my DMV test here in Oklahoma. At first i don't like to get a DMV test bcoz i am not interested in driving really, so my manual is just sitting here for almost 8 mons. but i just realized that i need to learn how to drive and since i am pregnant and i cant work right now i started reading my handbook for the 1st time ^O^... I practiced free online test then after 2 wks. i told to my husband that i want to take the test even i dont have yet my GC on hand.. so called DMV and asked them what are the requirements and how much is the fee for the test. Here in Tulsa, OK the testing fee is $25.50 but i dont need to pay the fee unless i pass the exam, i had with me my BC, EAD, SSN, mil. dependent ID, our MC but she only asked for my EAD and SSN card then she entered all my information in her computer then i filled out a paper then i did my test.. and of course i passed... here it is 20 items and passing score is 15, and i got 17 correct out of 20 items. I would suggest to read the handbook bcoz here in Tulsa mostly the questions are road rules there is only one road sign... after i passed the test she gave me a piece of paper that i brought to the tag agency here and there i paid the fee, after paying the fee i also got my TDL with me. They gave me 8 mons. to take the road test. And also if you are wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses u wear it bcoz they will test the eye vision too.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Changing SSN name from maiden name to married name

Yesterday went to the SSN ofc to change my maiden name to married name... i only bring my old SSN card, our MC, and my other ids issued here in the USA, and that's it they changed it and the card will just mail to me within 4 wks.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

List of Requirements for my K2 FTJ- Medical and Interview


Valid Passport

Copy of Passport Information

US Embassy Instruction

4 pcs. 2x2 US Visa Pic.

My son's Baby Book

$ 185. 35

Ballpen, Biscuit and Water


Name/ Contact Person in US

US Address

Tel. No.

Possible Date of Departure

Relationship to Petitioner

K2 Interview:

2x2 U.S Visa Pic pasted to DS- 156- 2pcs.

My authorization letter for my mom who will accompany my son on his med. and interview

Eligibility Letter from the US Embassy

BPI Receipt and Interview Schedule Appointment


2 copies of DS- 156 and DS- 157

BC and Baptismal of my son

I- 134 Form from my husband

ITR 2010- 2011


GI Bill Docs., Retirement Statement, VA Disability Statement

Pics of us together

Copy of our MC (USC) and my Annulment Docs.

Copy of my I-94, Visa and Passport Information

Copy of my US IDs ( EAD, GC, Military Dependent ID, Learner's Permit to drive)

to be continue posting regarding my K2 FTJ after his interview....:)

Friday, February 24, 2012

1st New Year here in the USA with hon's kids....

My 1st X-mas here in the USA with babe...

Learn About the United States- Quick Civics Lessons for the Naturalization Test

* During your naturalization interview you will be asked up to 10 questions from the list of 100 questions below. You ,must answer atleast 6 of the 10 questions to pass the civic test.
* Applicants who are age 65 or older and have been a permanent resident for atleast 20 years at the time of filing of naturalization are only required to study 20 of the 100 civic questions for the
naturalization test. These questions are flagged with (*).

100 Naturalization Test:

A. Principles of American Democracy

1. What is the supreme law of the land?

- the Constitution

2. What does the Constituion do?

- sets up the government, defiines the government, protects basic rights of Americans

3. The idea of a self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words?

- we the People

4. What is an amendment?

- a change or addition ( to the constitution )

5. What do we call the first 10 amendments to the Constitution?

- the Bill of Rights

6. What is one right or freedom from the 1st Amendment?

- speech, religion, assembly, press, petition the government

7. How many amendments does the Constituion have?

- 27

8. What did the Declaration of Independence do?

- announced our independence ( from Great Britain )
- declared our Independence ( from Great Britain )
- said that the United States is free ( from the Great Britain )

9. What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence?

- life, liberty, pursuit of happiness

10. What is freedom of religion?

- you can practice any religion, or not practice a religion

11. What is the economic system in the United States?

- capitalist economy, market economy

12. What is the rule of law?

- everyone must follow the law, leaders must obey the law, gov't. must obey the law, no one is above the law

B. System of Government

13. Name one part or branch of the government.

- congress, legislative, president, executive, the courts, and judicial

14. What stops one branch of the government from becoming too powerful?

- checks and balances, separation of powers

15. Who is incharge of the executive branch?

- the President

16. Who makes the federal laws?

- congress, senate and house ( of Representatives ), ( US or National ) Legislature

17. What ate the 2 parts of US Congress?

- the Senate and the House ( of Representatives )

18. How many US Senators are there?

- 100

19. We elect a US Senator for how many yrs.?

- 6 yrs.

20. Who is one of your state's US Senators now? *

- click:

21. The House of Representatives has how many voting members?

- 435

22. We elect a US Representative for how many yrs.?

- 2 yrs.

23. Name of your US Representative.

- click:

24. Who does a US Senator represent?

- all people of the state

25. Why do some states have do more Representatives than the other states?

- ( bec. ) of the state population, they have more people, some state have more people

26. We elect a Pres. for how many yrs.?

- 4 yrs.

27. In what month do we both for Pres.?*

- November

28. What is the name of the Pres. of the US now?*

- Obama, Barack Obama ( it may change )

29. What is the name of the V-Pres. of the US now?

- Joseph R. Biden Jr., Joe Biden, Biden

30. If the Pres. can no longer serve, who becomes the Pres.?

- the V- Pres.

31. If both the Pres. and the VP can no longer serve, who becomes Pres.?

- the Speaker of the House

32. Who is the Commander in Chief in the military?

- the Pres.

33. Who signs bills to become law?

- the Pres.

34. Who vetoes bills?

- the Pres.

35. What does the President's Cabinet do?

- advises the Pres.

36. What are the 2 Cabinet- level positions?

- Sec. of Agriculture
Health and Human Services
Homeland Security
Housing and Urban Development
Veterans Affairs
- Attorney General
- Vice Pres.

37. What does a judicial branch do?

- reviews laws, explain laws, resolves disputes, decides if the law goes against the Constitution

38. What is the highest courts in the US?

- the Supreme Court

39. How many justices are on the Supreme Court?

- 9

40. Who is the Chief Justice of the US now?

- John Roberts ( John G. Roberts Jr. )

41. Under the Constitution, some powers belong to the states. What is one power of the states?

- provide schooling and education
- provide protection ( police )
- provide safety ( fire departments )
- give a driver's license
- approve zoning and land use

42. Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government. What is one power of the federal government?

- to print money, to declare war, to create an army, to make treaties

43. Who is the Governor of your state now?

- click:

44. What is the capital of your state?

- click:

45. What are the 2 political parties in the US?

- Democratic and Republican

46. What is the political party of the Pres. now?

- Democratic ( it may change )

47. What is the name of the Speaker of the House of Representatives now?

- ( John) Boehner

C. Rights and Responsibilities

48. There are 4 amendments to the Constitution about who can vote. Describe one of them.

- Citizens 18 and older ( can vote ), you don't have to pay ( a poll tax) to vote, any citizen can vote ( women and men can vote.), a male citizen of any race ( can vote )

49. What is one responsibility that is only for United States citizens?*

- serve in a jury, vote in a federal election

50. Name of right only for United States citizens.

- vote in a federal election, run for a federal office

51. What are 2 rights of everyone living in the US?

- freedom of expression, speech, assembly, worship, freedom to petition the gov't., the right to bear arms

52. What do we show loyalty to when we say the Pledge of Allegiance?

- the US, flag

53. What is one promise you make when you become a US citizen?

- give up loyalty to other countries, defend the Constitution and the laws of the US, obey the laws of the US, serve in the US Army (if needed), server ( do important work for ) the nation ( if needed ), be loyal to the US

54. How old do citizens have to be vote for Pres.?

- 18 yrs. and older

55. What are the 2 ways that American can participate in their democracy?

- vote, join a political party, help with a campaign, join a civic group, join a community group, give an elected official our opinion on an issue, call Senators and Representatives, publicly support or oppose an issue or policy,
run for office, write to a newspaper.

56. When is the last day you can send in federal income tax forms? *

- April 15.

57. When must all men register for the Selective Service?

- at age 18, bet. 18 and 26.

American History

A. Colonial Period and Independence

58. What is one reason colonist came to America?

- freedom, political liberty, religious freedom, economic opportunity, practice their religion, escape persecution.

59. Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived?

- American Indians, Native Americans.

60. What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves?

- Africans, people from Africa

61. Why did the colonists fight the British?

- because of high taxes, because of British Army stayed in their houses, because they didn't have self- government.

62. Who wrote the declaration of independence?

- Thomas Jefferson.

63. When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?

- July 4, 1776

64. There were 13 original states. Name 3:

- New Hampshire, Masachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia.

65. What happened at the Constitutional Convention?

- The constitution was written, The founding fathers wrote the Constitution.

66. When was the Constitution written?

- 1787

67. The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the US Constitution. Name of the writers.

- James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, Publius.

68. What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for?

- US Diplomat, oldest member of the Constitutional Convention, 1st Postmaster Gen. of the USA, writer of Poor Richard's Almanac, started the 1st free libraries.

69. Who is the Father of our country?

- George Washington

70. Who was the 1st Pres.?*

- George Washington

B. 1800s

71. What territory did the USA buy from France in 1803?

- Louisiana

72. Name one war fought by the USA in 1800s.

- war of 1812, mexican- american War, civil war, spanish- american war.

73. Name the US war between the North and the South.

- civil war, war between the states

74. Name of problem that led to the Civil War.

- slavery, economic reasons, states' rights

75. What is one important thing that Abraham Lincoln did?

- freed the slaves, saved the union, led the USA in the civil war.

76. What did the Emancipation Proclamation did?

- freed the slaves, freed slaves in the Confederacy, freed slaves in confederate states, freed slaves in most Southern states.

77. What did Susan B. Anthony do?

- fought for women's right, fought for civil rights.

C. Recent American History and Other Important Historical Information

78. Name one war fought by the USA in 1900s?*

- World War I and II, Korean War, Vietname War, Gulf War.

79. Who was Pres. during World War I?

- Woodrow Wilson

80. Who was the Pres. during the Great Depression and World War II?

- Franklin Roosevelt

81. Who did the USA fight in the World War II?

- Japan, Germany, Italy.

82. Before he was Pres., Eisenhower was a Gen. What war was he in?

- World War II

83. During the Cold War, what was the main concern of the United States?


84. What government tried to end racial discrimination?

- civil rights

85. What did Martin Luther King, Jr. do?*

- fought for civil rights, worked for equality for all Americans.

86. What major event happened on Sept. 11, 2001, in the United States?

- Terrorists attacked the USA.

87. Name one American Indian tribe in the USA?

- cherokee, navajo, sioux, chippewa, choctaw, pueblo, apache, iroquois, creek, blackfeet, seminole, cheyenne, arawak, shawnee, mohegan, huron, oneida, lakota, crow, teton, hopi, inuit.

Integrated Civics

A. Geography

88. Name one of the 2 longest rivers in the USA?

- Missouri river and Mississippi river

89. What is the ocean on the West Coast of the USA?

- Pasific Ocean

90. What ocean is on the East Coast of the USA?

- Atlantic Ocean

91. Name one US territory.

- Puerto Rico, US Virgin Island, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam

92. Name one state that borders Canada.

- Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Alaska

93. Name of state that borders Mexico.

- California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas

94. What is the capital of the USA?*

- Washington D.C

95. Where is the statue of Liberty?*

- New York, Liberty Island

B. Symbols

96. What does the flag have 13 stripes?

- bec. there are 13 original colonies; bec. the stripes represent the orig. colonies

97. Why does the flag has 50 stars?*

- bec. there is one star for each stats; bec. one star represent one state; bec. there is 50 states

98. What is the name of the national anthem?

- The Star- Spangled Banner

99. When do we celebrate the Independence Day?

- July 4

100. Name two national US holidays.

- new yrs. day, martin luther king, jr. day, president's day, memorial day, independence day, labor day, columbus day, veterans day, thanksgiving day, x-mas

Saturday, February 18, 2012

My Second Pregnancy

After 10 yrs. i will gonna have a new baby again, we are very happy for my pregnancy.. thank you honey for always being there for me especially now that i am having a difficulty on this pregnancy.
We are living in Tulsa, OK, and here's the link of the hospital we're i am goin to deliver our baby and where i always do the monthly visit.

and here is the 1st picture of my ultrasound of our baby, our baby is so tiny just like as big as a thumb...:)