DV 2020 AOS Only

SusieQQQ

Well-Known Member
Hi,
From my personal experience I am ready to confirm that this is not going to happen unfortunately.
In short about my AOS journey.
May, 2019 - winner of DV2020
May 2019-filled out and sent my DV260
The CN was huge 505***
Missed it with all the lawsuits initiated by lawyers, except for the last one by Curtis Morrison but it seems there was no point on that.
September 3, 2020 travelled to USA under B1/B2
September 16, 2020 filed my I-485, I-131, I-765
Sepetmber 30, 2020 the case was accepted and got the receipt numbers
October 9th, 2020 I got the receipt letters
October 20, 2020 interview for biometrics notice
October 21, 2020 I got the ltter that my case was denied on the grounds of not being able to be proceeded by the midnight os September 30, 2020.
Thousands of phone calls to USCIS, emails, converstaions with KCC, 202 officers and thier information line specialists never gave me a clear idea about whether I am eligible for AOS in my case or not. Some of them told me no, some 202 officer told me that as long as I filed my petition and it was received before September 30, 2020 I am good to go.
A congressman was involved in the process to expedite them to accept my case because the time was going by and it was still not registered by the lockbox up until September 30, 2020.
I was ready to take up that risk, I knew it might not work out but decided that if I don't try I would regret not doing that.
I am not sure whether I have a right to participate for CP from my home country among those 9000 reserved visas since I have been rejected for my AOS but this is my story. May be it will help somebody and save somebody elses money, time and nerve cells
Imo your case would have been denied anyway even if it had reached interview as you entered on a B visa with immigrant intent. A denied AOS case is not eligible for re-processing in CP according to usual procedure even in the same year, so I can’t see that you are eligible for a reserved visa. It is an unfortunate outcome, I presume you are entering for DV2022 as well.
 

Linapo

New Member
Imo your case would have been denied anyway even if it had reached interview as you entered on a B visa with immigrant intent. A denied AOS case is not eligible for re-processing in CP according to usual procedure even in the same year, so I can’t see that you are eligible for a reserved visa. It is an unfortunate outcome, I presume you are entering for DV2022 as well.
Well, i am not so sure you can hit one target twice a row))) Last time I participated (in was my very first time actually) I was somehow sure that this will work out and I will be selected
 

asm_dv

Active Member
Post case approved issue question:

My wife got her greencard but she never had SSN beforehand. So now we have set up an appointment with the local Social Security Office but the officer said he can't see any request for her SSN linked with her greencard.

I posted earlier about my wife's appointment but had to reschedule and during rescheduling this issue came up!

I know during the CP process applicants can request for SSN, but now confused what about AOS candidates without prior SSN.

Q1: For AOS applicant without prior SSN what should we do? Do we need to send a request also through USCIS or get a letter or request from our local USCIS field office?

Thanks
 

Sm1smom

Super Moderator
Post case approved issue question:

My wife got her greencard but she never had SSN beforehand. So now we have set up an appointment with the local Social Security Office but the officer said he can't see any request for her SSN linked with her greencard.

I posted earlier about my wife's appointment but had to reschedule and during rescheduling this issue came up!

I know during the CP process applicants can request for SSN, but now confused what about AOS candidates without prior SSN.

Q1: For AOS applicant without prior SSN what should we do? Do we need to send a request also through USCIS or get a letter or request from our local USCIS field office?

Thanks

AOSers do not get sent the SSN, you have to apply for it yourself (KCC does not process the DS-260 form for AOSers, the SSN request therefore doesn't get sent even if you indicated so on the DS260).

In order to get the SSN, you have to submit an application directly to the SSA office - nothing to do with KCC or USCIS. Visit the Social Security website to get started.
 
Hi, I have a question about i-944 if you will please help me:

1) Assets and Resources
I am an asylum seeker and boarded in the US in the beginning of 2020. I don't have my work authorization yet, so I live on my savings. My parents managed to sell my apartment back in my home country and send me the money for it via wire transfer this month. I have them on my savings account. Should I report this sum in i-944 and provide a bank statement?
I am hesitating because there is a phrase in instructions "For checking and savings accounts, you must provide account statements from the bank(s) covering at least 12 months prior to filing the application."

I also own another apartment back in my home country. Should I cite it?

2) Credit Report and Score

I have no credit history in the US. Could you help me with the name of an agency which can issue me a "a credit agency report that demonstrates that you do not have a credit record or score" as said in the Instructions?

3) Your Education and Skills

I've studied at 6 different high schools. Should I cite them all or just the last one where I got my high school diploma? Can I just write "High school" in "Program/High school name"?

From the instructions: "Foreign education should include an evaluation of equivalency to education or degrees acquired at accredited colleges, universities, or educational institutions in the United States."
- do you think it's better for me to make such an evaluation and include it?
Or will the translation of my diploma with subjects and degrees be sufficient?

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION AND SUPPORT!
 

rabey

Active Member
Hi, I have a question about i-944 if you will please help me:

1) Assets and Resources
I am an asylum seeker and boarded in the US in the beginning of 2020. I don't have my work authorization yet, so I live on my savings. My parents managed to sell my apartment back in my home country and send me the money for it via wire transfer this month. I have them on my savings account. Should I report this sum in i-944 and provide a bank statement?
I am hesitating because there is a phrase in instructions "For checking and savings accounts, you must provide account statements from the bank(s) covering at least 12 months prior to filing the application."

I also own another apartment back in my home country. Should I cite it?

2) Credit Report and Score

I have no credit history in the US. Could you help me with the name of an agency which can issue me a "a credit agency report that demonstrates that you do not have a credit record or score" as said in the Instructions?

3) Your Education and Skills

I've studied at 6 different high schools. Should I cite them all or just the last one where I got my high school diploma? Can I just write "High school" in "Program/High school name"?

From the instructions: "Foreign education should include an evaluation of equivalency to education or degrees acquired at accredited colleges, universities, or educational institutions in the United States."
- do you think it's better for me to make such an evaluation and include it?
Or will the translation of my diploma with subjects and degrees be sufficient?

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION AND SUPPORT!
1. As instructions says, you should include 12 months statements if you are going to mention the account information in I944. If you have nothing to hide and have reasonable reason why your account received huge amount of money within a short period, you don't have to worry.
If you are going to include your real estate properties, you need to include evidence of ownership and an appraisal report as well. If you can obtain those document there's no harm mentioning those
2. read this post
3.You should mention the information about the school that offered you the diploma. ( but not sure how and why you attend 6 schools and how the dv education qualification applies to you). Anyway, though the instruction doesn't ask you to submit a evaluation report for the H.S diploma, it's recommended to send the evaluation for the H.S diploma, there were couple of incidents in past where the IO was requesting evaluation.(this will save you from last minute panic situations)
 

Bello86

Member
Thank you so much!

So you are saying I should wait a bit after coming back in January and send all the documents, say, in March? Would this give me time to potentially obtain the GC, considering that I only have time until September 30?
And if I also filed the I-131 Application for Travel Document with the AOS, do you think I would be able to travel by June/July? I will probably have other research to conduct in Europe at the time.
hello friends.is anybody knows about the i131.applied since july 2020 and still not getting it yet.is anyone knows what is causing the delay.thanks
 

SusieQQQ

Well-Known Member
hello friends.is anybody knows about the i131.applied since july 2020 and still not getting it yet.is anyone knows what is causing the delay.thanks
For re-entry permit? The pandemic happened. If your case is at Nebraska as most seem to be, 7-9 months processing time, receipt date for a case enquiry is April 2020.
 

SusieQQQ

Well-Known Member
Hello can you explain to me about the receipt date for case inquiry is April 2020.
It means that any application filed after that is considered within normal processing time and they won’t respond to/investigate any complaints about the time it is taking.

They received my application on July 2020 what do you think around which month can I get my i131.thank
Well judging by the processing time given on the website, you can expect 7-9 months after you filed.
 

oozel

Member
We received our green cards today. 6 days after our interview. Thank you everyone who contributed this forum. It would be impossible without you guys.

Hi everybody,
I have a question. We are planning to go to our country this summer, my wife wants to stay 3 months since we couldn't go for a long time. Do you think that 3 months is too long? In another word, would it hurt our status?
Thank in advance
 

SusieQQQ

Well-Known Member
Hi everybody,
I have a question. We are planning to go to our country this summer, my wife wants to stay 3 months since we couldn't go for a long time. Do you think that 3 months is too long? In another word, would it hurt our status?
Thank in advance
It’s fine.
 

kratos

Active Member
@Sm1smom I got my GC approved on 7/23 and got the physical card about 10 days later.
I traveled to my home country from October to mid November. In the meantime, any mail to my address was being held at the post office. When I got back in mid November I picked up all my mail.
Looks like USPS had misplaced some of my mail and I got USCIS mail today. The letter is an appointment notice for biometrics for my I-485 application and it was scheduled for 11/09.
I obviously missed it because I was out of country at the time.
I haven’t been able to contact USCIS yet. Can this be a mistake? My biometrics were taken the day of my interview at PHX FO.
 

Sm1smom

Super Moderator
@Sm1smom I got my GC approved on 7/23 and got the physical card about 10 days later.
I traveled to my home country from October to mid November. In the meantime, any mail to my address was being held at the post office. When I got back in mid November I picked up all my mail.
Looks like USPS had misplaced some of my mail and I got USCIS mail today. The letter is an appointment notice for biometrics for my I-485 application and it was scheduled for 11/09.
I obviously missed it because I was out of country at the time.
I haven’t been able to contact USCIS yet. Can this be a mistake? My biometrics were taken the day of my interview at PHX FO.

Looks like the NBC scheduled your bio after your FO already had you complete the bio and approved your I-485 application. It is not a big deal, but do try and contact the call center (just so you're on record) to let them know your case as already been approved.

For your personal records, note and keep track of your entire process, dates, etc., - you don't want to be blindsided by some frivolous case/decision by USCIS years down the road when you apply for naturalization or GC renewal
 

kratos

Active Member
Looks like the NBC scheduled your bio after your FO already had you complete the bio and approved your I-485 application. It is not a big deal, but do try and contact the call center (just so you're on record) to let them know your case as already been approved.

For your personal records, note and keep track of your entire process, dates, etc., - you don't want to be blindsided by some frivolous case/decision by USCIS years down the road when you apply for naturalization or GC renewal
Thank you for your response Mom! I will contact them and will save the details for my record.
 

Molly77

New Member
Hello everyone!
Does anybody know if it is safe to leave country being under F1 visa. I was denied AOS. But I am on status now.
Thank you!
 

Molly77

New Member
Are you asking about “safe to leave“ with the intent of re-entering? Why were you denied AOS? That may be relevant.
Before the interview I was out of status for some time, then I reinstated it and re-entered the coutry. The reason for denial was the visa violation. Now I want to go to my home country and come back. Do you think it would be safe to reentry ?
 

SusieQQQ

Well-Known Member
Before the interview I was out of status for some time, then I reinstated it and re-entered the coutry. The reason for denial was the visa violation. Now I want to go to my home country and come back. Do you think it would be safe to reentry ?
So that re-entry was before your interview? I don’t actually know tbh. Applying for AOS is a definite expression of immigrant intent, it may or may not cause problems when you re-enter. Maybe @Sm1smom has a better idea if it could be a problem. If it were me personally I probably wouldn’t risk it. How much longer till your degree is finished and you return home permanently?
 
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