DV 2021 AOS Only

rabey

Active Member
Should I do anything about it such as calling CBP?

Do you see any problems that could affect our AoS admissibility criteria?
Similar thing happened to me. Give couples of more days to see if the I94 is updated.log into I94 page, go to travel history tab. If you can see the correct date there then you need to contact your closet Deferred inspection site. They can correct your I94 errors.(I was able to fix that over the phone)
 
I want to send DV fees which are 330$? To where should I send the check and should I write the case number in the check? Can I send my AOS application before I receive the receipt of Diversity visa fees?
 

Sm1smom

Super Moderator
I want to send DV fees which are 330$? To where should I send the check and should I write the case number in the check? Can I send my AOS application before I receive the receipt of Diversity visa fees?
1. Yes re the amount.
2. Instructions for how and where to send the payment.
3. You may, if you feel you’re running out of time. As long as you’re aware there’s a very slight risk of the AOS package being treated as incomplete and subsequently rejected by the Chicago Lockbox (chances of that happening is slim but possible, so your choice).
 

Sm1smom

Super Moderator
Dear @Sm1smom
Since it's been already one month since I did the biometrics, and still no sign of interview notice, Should I follow up with the USCIS, or I should wait for more?
I recommend you first take a look at some of the past timeline spreadsheets (preferably the ones before DV2020) to get an idea of how long it typically takes your FO to schedule a DV base AOS interview.
 
Hello guys,

I wanted to ask you a quick question about form I-485, part 3, 1; where it's asking about if I ever applied for an immigrant visa to obtain permanent resident status at a U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate abroad. My lawyer checked "Yes" and I told him that it should be no because this is my first time applying for Green Card. He told me this:
  1. "because a DS-260 application is technically not needed for an AOS application. By submitting a DS260 application online, you are submitting an application for an immigrant visa to a consulate/embassy abroad (whether the application gets processed or not). Since the question is asking about whether you have applied for an immigrant visa to obtain LPR status, the answer is 'Yes."
Is he right on this?

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Sm1smom

Super Moderator
Hello guys,

I wanted to ask you a quick question about form I-485, part 3, 1; where it's asking about if I ever applied for an immigrant visa to obtain permanent resident status at a U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate abroad. My lawyer checked "Yes" and I told him that it should be no because this is my first time applying for Green Card. He told me this:
  1. "because a DS-260 application is technically not needed for an AOS application. By submitting a DS260 application online, you are submitting an application for an immigrant visa to a consulate/embassy abroad (whether the application gets processed or not). Since the question is asking about whether you have applied for an immigrant visa to obtain LPR status, the answer is 'Yes."
Is he right on this?
If your lawyer is convinced the correct answer is “Yes” in this case, ask him/her what they intend to put in questions 2a-4 under that section since the instruction says complete 2a-4 if you answer “Yes” to item 1.
 
Dear friends, I have a question. Does anyone know: if tax return wasn't filed while worked on the non-immigrant temporary agricultural visa (H2A), will it be a big issue when filing dv program based adjustment of status i-485 or even denial?
 
Dear friends, I have a question. Does anyone know: if tax return wasn't filed while worked on the non-immigrant temporary agricultural visa (H2A), will it be a big issue when filing dv program based adjustment of status i-485 or even denial?
If you were eligible to file tax returns and failed to do so, you need to address that by back filing regardless of its impact on your AOS application.
 
Hello guys,
I wanted to ask you a question regarding the form I-485, part 14, in the additional information part. Do I have to write my name there or only if I have additional information to add? Thank you for the help
If you use a pdf reader (with JAVA script enabled) to complete your application, then that field will fill up automatically when you fill the part 1. I don't think that's a big deal but filling the information there wouldn't hurt.
 
Hello mom,

These may be some trivial elementary level questions however I would really appreciate your patience here one more time.

1. For USCIS purposes, is there any difference between a COPY and a PHOTOCOPY of a document?
2. Do copies of our documents such as passport, visa... need to be in color or can they be in black and white?
3. After I filled the form I-485 online and print it. Would it still be okay to write in some missing boxes with a pen?
4. On no. 3 I am not trying to save a paper but some boxes in the forms don't take "N/A" or "None" as inputs so that's why.

Thank you!
 
Hello mom,

These may be some trivial elementary level questions however I would really appreciate your patience here one more time.

1. For USCIS purposes, is there any difference between a COPY and a PHOTOCOPY of a document?
2. Do copies of our documents such as passport, visa... need to be in color or can they be in black and white?
3. After I filled the form I-485 online and print it. Would it still be okay to write in some missing boxes with a pen?
4. On no. 3 I am not trying to save a paper but some boxes in the forms don't take "N/A" or "None" as inputs so that's why.

Thank you!
1. No difference.
2. It doesn’t matter, be it colored or black and white. The important thing is for the copy to be clear and legible.
3. Yes, you can do that.
4. You can disable JavaScript on the document which will allow you to type into those “restricted” boxes - instructions below:
  1. Open the Edit menu
  2. Go to Preferences
  3. Click "JavaScript"
  4. The dialog box shown in the figure below will open
  5. Uncheck “Enable Acrobat JavaScript”
  6. Click “OK”
 
1. No difference.
2. It doesn’t matter, be it colored or black and white. The important thing is for the copy to be clear and legible.
3. Yes, you can do that.
4. You can disable JavaScript on the document which will allow you to type into those “restricted” boxes - instructions below:
  1. Open the Edit menu
  2. Go to Preferences
  3. Click "JavaScript"
  4. The dialog box shown in the figure below will open
  5. Uncheck “Enable Acrobat JavaScript”
  6. Click “OK”
Thank you!
 
mom,

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1. Please refer to the attached image. Would this corresponding boxed uscis # in our EAD be the A-Number or USCIS account number?
2. I am an F1 student and I had an EAD thru OPT a couple years back. So, I am not sure if I am supposed to have an A-Number and USCIS account number?
3. Would you recommend putting a copy of my expired EAD card and its corresponding form I-797 (NOA) with my AOS application package although now I am in full time student status?

Thank you much, again!
 
Hi all, I did my biometrics today. In the reception I informed that my first name and last name is swapped then the officer asked if I called and addressed that problem. I said yes and I showed the response letter I got from my field office and I said I sent supporting documents to prove the change. She said it’s fine. In the applicants information worksheet I wrote my name and last name in the correct sequence but she crossed it and wrote it as it appears on the notice, then she wrote the correct version in the previously used names section and wrote correct next to it with an arrow. After that, the officer who took my fingerprints asked again about the name. I asked if she can correct it but she said I need to call 800 number to do that. That’s my experience I am so relieved that it went smoothly.

Btw, I have sent the supporting documents about name change to NBC. And call center said some documents were received for my case and I should see an update in 30 days. I will let you know how it goes.
 
mom,

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1. Please refer to the attached image. Would this corresponding boxed uscis # in our EAD be the A-Number or USCIS account number?
2. I am an F1 student and I had an EAD thru OPT a couple years back. So, I am not sure if I am supposed to have an A-Number and USCIS account number?
3. Would you recommend putting a copy of my expired EAD card and its corresponding form I-797 (NOA) with my AOS application package although now I am in full time student status?

Thank you much, again!

1&2. That is your non-immigrant A#. You don't have a USCIS a/c #.
3. Yes.
 
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