15 hours ago
Case Approved .. From F1 to LPR
Got married in 2017. I was a sophomore in College and my wife live with her mum in a different state. I was on full ride scholarship, so I stayed on campus. I spent all my vacations at my in-law’s( my wife’s mum) house unless I had an internship in a different state during the summer. I was very young and I didn’t know much about the evidence required for interview, especially when not living together. I overlooked certain things and I thought I was going to have a smooth interview because I was in school, but I didn’t. I didn’t really have any strong bonafide evidence between 2017 and 2020 .I filed for AOS in October 2020 and I have shared my timeline. To my fellow F1 students who are staying on campus and not living together with their spouse, try as much as possible to gather a lot of evidence you can, especially proving that y’all see each other frequently or y’all stay connected. My wife didn’t get the chance to visit me in school because his brother is disabled and my wife usually take care of him. The IO even requested for toll receipts to prove that I have been driving back and forth to visit my spouse. I was like “ who keeps toll receipts” . I didn’t know toll receipts was gonna be that important. I got an rfe two months after my interview requesting for more bonafide documents. my lawyer responded and explained my situation and almost 90 days afterwards, my case was approved. (No joint lease, no joint bills but separate bills with individual names, different phone plans,no joint health insurance, only 2020 joint tax). I was worried that my case wasn’t strong because when I read the kind of evidence people submit here, I felt like I didn’t submit anything. But God being so good, my case has been approved. Have been married for almost 5 years now( 2017-2022).


U.S. citizen filing for a spouse

Total Days: 459 days
459 Days
National Benefits Center: I-485