Because they just recently graduated college and did not make enough money, we used a joint sponsor to reach the income requirement of the I-864P and avoid a public charge inadmissibility denial.
Approximately four months after we filed the adjustment packet, we attended the adjustment interview at USCIS in Santa Ana. The interview went smoothly. The couple was quizzed about their relationship history and each other's biographic information. We presented substantial documentation in support of the marriage including joint insurance, joint apartment lease, car ownership, bank accounts, joint taxes and a lot more.
The interview lasted about 45 minutes, and the officer granted the case on the spot. Because the marriage was less than two years old at the time of the interview, the wife's green card will be a conditional resident card that is valid for two years. After the interview, I explained to them that they must file an I-751 removal of conditions during the 90 days preceding the two year expiration date. I reviewed the documents and evidence they should collect during the next two years.
They were very happy with the result and I explained to them that she should receive her green card within three weeks. If you are considering marriage-based adjustment of status filing, contact Nelson & Nunez to schedule a consultation. We can answer your questions and help you determine whether it makes sense for you to hire an immigration attorney to assist with your case.