Green Card by Marriage to a U.S. Citizen – Complete Do it Yourself Kit




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Kit Notes:

Latest Version Upload Date: May 16th, 2018

Ordering Notes:

After your checkout, you will be taken to a page with a link to download the kit. it is in a zip file format. You will also receive an email with the receipt as well as the download link.

Please save the zip file to your computer. After the download is complete, double click the zip file to open it. You will see the kit in pdf format, a folder with the sample completed forms, and a folder with the editable, fillable USCIS forms. The USCIS forms do not have any restrictions or security and can be edited and saved using Adobe Reader.

If you forget where you saved it, or if your hard drive crashes, you can always log in to your account at any time to download your kit.

Table of Contents


Who qualifies

Who does not qualify

How USCIS determines which applications they accept and reject

Step by Step Overview

Step 1: Completing the USCIS Forms:

How to Complete USCIS Form I-130A – Supplemental Information for Spouse Beneficiary

How to complete USCIS Form I-485 – Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status

How to complete USCIS Form I-765 – Application for Employment Authorization

How to complete USCIS Form I-131 – Application for Travel Document

How to Complete the USCIS Form G-1145 – E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance

Step 2: Gathering the Required Supporting Documents

The Required Supporting Document Checklist

US Citizen Required Supporting Documents

Foreign National Spouse Required Supporting Documents

The Birth Certificate:

What do I do if I cannot find my birth Certificate?

How do I order a copy of my Birth Certificate?

What if my Birth Certificate does not exist?

What if my Birth Certificate was never issued?

Divorce Decrees:

How do I obtain a copy of my divorce decree

USCIS Color Photos

Evidence of a Bona Fide Marriage

What if my Spouse and I live apart from each other?

Step 3: The Medical Exam

USCIS Form I-693

How do I find a USCIS Authorized Physician?

What if I am pregnant?

What if I oppose the medical exam on religious grounds

Receiving the Medical exam in a sealed envelope.

Step 4: The Affidavit of Support

Definition of a Sponsor

Definition of Domicile

Using Income to Qualify

Using Assets to Qualify

How to complete USCIS Form I-864-EZ – Affidavit of Support

How to complete USCIS Form I-864 – Affidavit of Support

How to complete USCIS Form I-864 – Affidavit of Support – Joint Sponsor

Sample Employment Verification Letter

Sample Self Employment Verification Letter

Sample Letter From Sponsor – Did not pay taxes

Sample Letter from Self Employed Joint Sponsor

Step 5: Filing the Application Package with USCIS

Correct Order of Documents

USCIS Address and Tel #.

Shipping to the Street Address

Shipping to the PO Box

Lockbox Filing Tips

Step 6: Receiving the USCIS I-797 Filing Receipts

How to read the USCIS I-797 Filing Receipts.

Checking the status of your petitions online.


Initial Review

Request for Evidence

Request for Evidence Response Review

Testing and Interview


Post Decision Activity

Card/ Document Production

Calling USCIS to check your Status.

Processing Times

What if my case is taking longer than the normal processing time?

What to do if you receive an RFE (Request for Evidence).

How to respond to a Request for Evidence.

Where to send the Request for Evidence (PO Box and Street Address).

Step 7: The Biometrics Appointment

Step 8: The Interview

What to bring to the Interview

What to wear to the Interview

Sample Interview Questions:

General Biographic Information


Meeting Your Spouse

Living With Your Spouse

Questions About Your Marriage and Joint Life

Daily Routines and Activities


The day of the Interview

How to re-schedule the interview

The Stokes Interview

Step 9: Receiving your I-797 Approval Notices and Permanent Residence Card

Applying for Removal of Conditional Residence

Sample Completed Forms:

Sample Completed USCIS Form I-130 – Petition for Alien Relative

Sample Completed USCIS Form I-130A – Supplemental Information for Spouse Beneficiary

Sample Completed USCIS Form I-485 – Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status

Sample Completed USCIS Form I-765 – Application for Employment Authorization

Sample Completed USCIS Form I-131 – Application for Travel Document

Sample Completed USCIS Form I-864 – Affidavit of Support

Sample Completed USCIS Form I-864 – Affidavit of Support – Joint Sponsor

Sample Completed USCIS Form I-864-EZ – Affidavit of Support

Sample Completed USCIS Form G-1145 – E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance

Blank Editable USCIS Forms:

Blank Editable USCIS Form I-130 – Petition for Alien Relative

Blank Editable USCIS Form I-130A – Supplemental Information for Spouse Beneficiary

Blank Editable USCIS Form I-485 – Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status

Blank Editable USCIS Form I-765 – Application for Employment Authorization

Blank Editable USCIS Form I-131 – Application for Travel Document

Blank Editable USCIS Form I-864 – Affidavit of Support

Blank Editable USCIS Form I-864 – Affidavit of Support – Joint Sponsor

Blank Editable USCIS Form I-864-EZ – Affidavit of Support

Blank Editable USCIS Form I-693 – Medical Examination Form

Blank Editable USCIS Form G-1145 – E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance


Client Reviews

They handled our immigration case professionally, and got us through everything. I Highly recommend because I don’t think they’ll be this affordable for so long. Great people too!
Temi Adebayo
Temi Adebayo
19:27 10 Jun 18
Mr. John, Mr. Marc and this firm have been helping me with my immigration needs for the past 12 years. All the time, they have shown very professionalism in handling my filings with USCIS.Their level of service is unmatchable. And, moreover their services are very affordable. They always listened very patiently and answered all my questions and provided the best advice. While filing the papers, they take utmost care to make sure all the information is accurate. I strongly recommend their services.
Db Prakash
Db Prakash
03:26 03 Jun 18
John Dorer at Taylor and Associates provided great service and efficiently helped me accomplish a very challenging legal task. John Dorer's help was terrific! Great job!
Chris Marcell
Chris Marcell
13:03 28 May 18
We hired Marc and John and worked with them for nearly a year and half. They were always patient and extremely helpful at every turn of event. It was a very positive experience working with them.
Wu Jonathan
Wu Jonathan
04:21 15 May 18
Reliable, economical, impeccable work and really fast. They know their work and would ensure every line is true to your details. Will be using their services again and highly recommended!
Geet Divekar
Geet Divekar
00:04 04 May 18
It has been an absolute pleasure working with John and Marc. They have helped and assisted throughout the last 15 years with every single of my work related petition and finally my Green card. Filing petitions with USCIS can be a daunting task but Marc and John have the experience and expertise in filing and assisting employers with several Non Immigrant petitions. I have refereed several of my friends and will continue to do so. Finally, I have three words for this firm. Professional, Efficient and Affordable. The 5 star rating should speak for itself!!
Sushil Pallemoni
Sushil Pallemoni
20:32 02 Apr 18
This is a top notch Green card services Attorney, right from day one i was told correctly in detailed instruction what to do, Online Document upload and constant contact with John Dorer made it a breeze. They are strict discipline guys and expect all the communication and process to be so, so it might feel like they are rude at first, but believe me they are the best and them being strict helps in long run. Documentation to Interview dates, i had to change the address last minute and John made sure that it was done in time even though my application was already out of their office , the recalled and made a correction for me. Take their services, they are top notch in process and will make your life super simple, my MGC application was submitted on 3 Dec 17 and i had a GC in hand by March 18 , Cannot thank them enough for a every step guidance for GC. Thanks Taylor & Associates
Sanjeev Tyagi
Sanjeev Tyagi
05:13 01 Apr 18
I am very thankful to John Dorer, Marc Taylor and the TNA staff for the services provided during my Green Card process from Day 1 to finish. I couldn't ask for more. The lawyer's fee are very reasonable and affordable. They deserve a 5 -star rating and I will absolutely recommend this firm to everyone I know.
Romeo Ranera
Romeo Ranera
15:09 29 Mar 18
Absolute top notch firm for any and all immigration assistance. They assisted me in obtaining my permanent residency and through it all were right there to assist with trouble shooting and complications. Any and all questions were always answered within hours and you’re never left to feel anything less than a top priority as a client. The friendliness and professionalism with which they operate is A1 and I wouldn’t have been able to navigate the complications of USCIS without Marc and John. Highly recommend anyone seeking assistance to contact them!
Vanessa Nolan
Vanessa Nolan
21:05 21 Mar 18
I was very pleased with their professional service from the beginning to the end for my citizenship application. I am a professional working in the higher education and somewhat familiar with the immigration process. For that reason, I was thinking of applying it by myself but I found Taylor and Associates whose service fee is very affordable and worth of my time. Indeed, they found some of minor mistakes in my application, which could have delayed much longer for my application process. Luckily, they caught and fixed them immediately. Their communication was excellent. In fact, everything was very smooth. Even after I had the approval notice, they followed up with valuable advices. I strongly recommend their service if you need immigration services. Thank you Marc and John for your excellent services.
Dominic Choo
Dominic Choo
17:12 23 Dec 17
my wife and i worked with John Dorer from Marc Taylors Associates. He's services were awesome and amazing. i would recommend him to anybody applying for their permanent resident to work with them.
Seun Olanrewaju
Seun Olanrewaju
15:33 22 Dec 17
Used the services of this office for Green Card through AOS and was mainly in contact with John Dorer. I was unsure about their services at first, considering the unusually affordable cost but was pleasantly surprised by their prompt responses to all our questions and their timely preparing and handling of our documents! Will be using their services again when filing for removal of condition! Definitely recommended!
Lisa Lorentzon
Lisa Lorentzon
22:56 10 Dec 17
Marc and John helped me apply and get my green card. They are very specific about needed documents and other details. Also, they are very responsive when you have a question. I know I emailed them several times just to ask questions that I could have found answers online myself. They are very patient and professional. If you want to get great services with reasonable fees contact them!
Amin Bagheri
Amin Bagheri
11:54 12 Oct 17
My husband and I worked with John Dorer from Marc Taylor's office, and his services exceeded our expectations. He was very knowledgeable, responsive, and our Green Card process and interview from start to finish went smoothly. Thank you so much, John, for your dedication to our case and all your help. I would highly recommend USAVISANOW to all!
Sophia Nguyen
Sophia Nguyen
17:26 09 Oct 17
The best law agency I have ever worked with. Very responsive, experienced. I trusted my green process to them and it was done perfectly without and issues in minimum possible period. Thank You Very much Marc, John and others!!!
Hrach Gyulzadyan
Hrach Gyulzadyan
16:38 30 Sep 17
USVISANOW streamlined the paperwork which saved us so much time. This also reduced the stress involved in filling out the paperwork. They also are very understanding and respond very quickly to questions and emails. Jackline is now a US citizen which took less than 5 months. Thank you Mr. Taylor and your team. From Brian and Jacky.
Jackline Osero
Jackline Osero
17:32 12 Sep 17
Mark and team went above all my expectations of an 'online' service agency I went in with very low expectations to match the low cost of the service and was amazed that the experience was no different than going through an expensive attorney. They were very prompt on responses, very patient and also very knowledgeable on every facet of the application (including a follow up checklist). I would highly recommend them considering the low cost they charge and the high risk we take by doing this ourselves
First Dhalsite
First Dhalsite
22:27 01 Sep 17
I am US citizen. We hired Marc's firm for my wife's Green Card process, We are extremely happy with their services.They are one of the best service providers in the country. Price is very affordable. John is awesome. He responded to our queries on time with very useful information. We highly recommend this firm to anybody looking for affordable and the best immigration services. it was an awesome experience working with this team.
Narsimha M
Narsimha M
13:57 04 Aug 17
At first I thought I could have very well gone through the green card application process on my own and saved all lawyer fees. Its funny how some lawyers can charge in excess of 2K for this. However at Taylor and Associates the price seemed more reasonable and felt it made sense to go with one at that price. There were some doubts that arose in our mind which they cleared in a timely manner and seemed very knowledgeable in this area. Its for moments like these when having a professional around helps. While we can get busy with our lives and with laws constantly changing, I would definitely recommend them - a small price to pay for peace of mind.
Callistus Pereira
Callistus Pereira
17:51 06 Jun 17
I've had the pleasure of conducting business with this law firm for the last 10 years. They have been nothing but the best for every aspect of immigration need I had. From F1 all the way to citizenship. They're probably the most affordable, knowledgeable, and most efficient immigration law firm out there. Plus, they always provide responses to questions in a very timely manner. Trust me, other immigration law firms will cost you an arm and a leg for the same or less of a service compared to this law firm. Give them a call, check out their website. You will not regret it.
Andy Glasgow
Andy Glasgow
17:26 27 Mar 17
Because of John and his team my wife and I were able to travel back to the states, get married and have a Green Card without any headaches. John’s efforts were amazing and it shows because my wife and I didn’t have to go to the Green card interview. We had a strong enough case to receive the Green card in the mail. If you’re seeking a Lawyer that will be impartial, he’s your guy.
19:18 23 Feb 17
Marc and John Dorer worked on our case to file for AOS after our L1A was approved.Marc and John are professionals and extremely reasonable-priced. The reason they are able to cut the price is because they don't spend time consulting you or guiding you and will never get on call.All communications are email only, so if you know precisely what you want they will do all the paper-work, follow the trail and get the job done. If you are confused and need advice and consulting, they may not be the right lawyers.But since we were doing our AOS, it worked out perfectly well and they did their job extremely professionally.Would recommend them every time to get the work done.
hardik parikh
hardik parikh
01:58 08 Feb 17
Me & husband went through immigration process which thankfully was made easy with the help and services of Marc Tyler Inc. Our direct contact was John which i want to personally say Thank You ! The service provided was efficient, fast, affordable prompt answers in a timely fashion. I would recommend Marc Tyler Inc to anyone who need immigration done fast, easy, friendly & with no hidden charges.
Aleksandra Stoycheva
Aleksandra Stoycheva
15:27 26 Jan 17
I could not have asked for better service. I will definitely be coming back to get the green card process done. The fees are extremely reasonable and they stick with their clients the entire way. I had so many questions during this process, and each one of them were answered very quickly and with out most professionalism. This firm is a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend them to anyone.
bryan mowrey
bryan mowrey
06:41 25 Nov 16

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