DV 2021 AOS Only

Hello,
I’ve seen that due to the pandemic, a lot of F1 students like me were approved without interview. Therefore, I was trying to see if sending all necessary documents will allow me to skip interview as well. By necessary documents, I mean filing the affidavit of support i-134 along with my i-485 since I don’t have enough funds in my bank account and i dont want to put a large amount of cash in my account at once.

Is that possible to do that?
Some FOs do approve do approve DV based AOS cases without an interview. That is one of the reasons the AOS process lists suggested supporting documents (not listed on USCIS’s website) to include with the AOS package. This is not to say including everything on the spreadsheet guarantees an interview free process. A properly front-loaded AOS package helps smooth the way.
 
Do you know the chances for early filling to be rejected? I’ve seen plenty of people on the spreadsheet who go reject for early filling
I checked most of 2020 timelines and looked at some timelines in 2019. And didn't find people, who got rejected after early filing. Could you point me to the once, who got rejected?

But no one can promise you, that you are not going to get rejected if you are doing an early filing. So it is your call.

My case is going to be current in January and I already have most of docs and I also didn't decide yet if I want to do an early filing.
 
quick questions for mom/anyone
1. I saw that you mentioned that certain FOs approve without an interview- in my case my wife needs to do a FTJ. So if they approve mine without an interview how would i let them know that my wife needs to do FTJ.
2. Do biometric letters been sent out from the USCIS of your case jurisdiction?- curious cos mine is late compared to others!
 
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quick questions for mom/anyone
1. I saw that you mentioned that certain FOs approve without an interview- in my case my wife needs to do a FTJ. So if they approve mine without an interview how would i let them know that my wife needs to do FTJ.
2. Do biometric letters been sent out from the USCIS of your case jurisdiction?- curious cos mine is late compared to others!
1. You’ll have to file an I824 in that case. You can also try to get an infopass (after your approval) with your FO to inform them of the FTJ plan.

2. The NBC sends the bio notification. The notice is probably stuck somewhere in USPS system, should be showing up shortly, fingers crossed.
 
1. If you already got a copy of the receipt by email, you most likely wouldn’t receive a mailed version.
2. You can consider that your 2NL. The 2NL is an acknowledgement of KCC’s awareness of your intention to process AOS, it comes with DV fee payment instructions attachment. In this case, you receipt the DV payment receipt attachment.
3. KCC isn’t going to give you any update on your DS260 form or your husband’s FTJ process - they do not process the DS260 for AOS like they do for CP.
Thank you so much, Mom! I want to update my situation and also some follow up questions if you do not mind:

I did not get a paper DV payment receipt as you predicted. I did get my 2NL from KCCDV@state.gov yesterday. In the email, it had two pdf attachments, one was the diversity visa adjustment letter and the other one was the instruction for the payment. I assume I could ignore the instruction since I have paid the fee and gotten the receipt. However, I was a bit confused, as the instruction stated:
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has requested that your Diversity Visa case file be forwarded to the local Immigration Office for further processing. Your case file cannot process further until the Diversity Visa Adjustment of Status fee is paid. On July 13, 2010, the Adjustment of Status fee increased from $375 to $440 per person. Instructions for paying this fee have been included below.
I was confused because it said "the Adjustment of Status fee" instead of "Diversity Visa fee", and the amount was $440 but not $330. Is this some sort of internal mistake that I should just ignore?

My husband, who will do FTJ, has not gotten any email from the KCC as expected. I saw a previous folk (KK2019) successfully completed her daughter's FTJ in DV2019. She sent her daughter's civil documents to KCC about two months after she submitted her own AOS application. However, I was unsure if she or her daughter ever got an email from KCC requesting those documents. We were wondering when would be a good time for my husband to send his civil documents to KCC for review if he never gets an email from KCC requesting those documents.

Thank you again in advance!
 

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Thank you so much, Mom! I want to update my situation and also some follow up questions if you do not mind:

I did not get a paper DV payment receipt as you predicted. I did get my 2NL from KCCDV@state.gov yesterday. In the email, it had two pdf attachments, one was the diversity visa adjustment letter and the other one was the instruction for the payment. I assume I could ignore the instruction since I have paid the fee and gotten the receipt. However, I was a bit confused, as the instruction stated:


I was confused because it said "the Adjustment of Status fee" instead of "Diversity Visa fee", and the amount was $440 but not $330. Is this some sort of internal mistake that I should just ignore?

My husband, who will do FTJ, has not gotten any email from the KCC as expected. I saw a previous folk (KK2019) successfully completed her daughter's FTJ in DV2019. She sent her daughter's civil documents to KCC about two months after she submitted her own AOS application. However, I was unsure if she or her daughter ever got an email from KCC requesting those documents. We were wondering when would be a good time for my husband to send his civil documents to KCC for review if he never gets an email from KCC requesting those documents.

Thank you again in advance!
1. Ignore the payment instructions since:
a. You already made the DV administrative fee payment and you have the payment receipt.
b. The attachment sent to you is outdated (the KCC personnel that sent the 2NL used the wrong file, the $440 AOS fee referenced in the attachment is now $1,225)
c. USCIS will not request for your DV/KCC case file when you haven’t sent in AOS package to start with.

2. Your call on when to send in your husband’s civil documents - use your discretion.
 
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