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I know this has probably been asked a million times over, but please bear with me- I am trying to get our interview stuff together for Tuesday AND I have a new infant in the house! How many photos should I bring? We've been together for over 4 years- should I be bringing just marriage and recent photos or a selection going back to when we first met? Should I be trying to "prove" our relationship ie. bringing along rental agreements, bank accounts, my UK visa paperwork, etc from the UK dating back to spring 2003 when we first moved in together or just the recent bank accounts etc from when my husband finally was allowed to live with his wife in the US from February 2006 to present? I don't think I can cope with getting to the interview and having an arsehole tell me I don't have enough pictures or something stupid like that. Maybe it's the postnatal hormones, but I am ready to explode at any minute and really need to get this interview right for my own (and my family's) sanity!

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I'd bring as much evidence as you can (leases, joint bill etc). You just want to go back to when you first started living together in the US.

Pictures.... Some people bring 10 and others bring 1000. We had about 20. I made sure I had pictures of my wife and my family together along with pictures of us together. We easily passed the interview.

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We had 3 albums of pictures (about 500 - 600) One was our every day album with pictures of us with her family and pictures of us with my family. One was our wedding album. One was our honeymoon album. We had submitted around 15 dated photos of us together at various times with our application that had been taken from the time she got here until we submitted the application.

We also had alot of other evidence of our life together.

Ticket receipts/boarding passes/hotel receipt/rental car receipt from our honeymoon in Hawaii

letters/cards addressed to each of us at our address

letter from utilities stating both names on the accounts

credit cards on the same account

shared bank account

health insurance

dental insurance

life insurance beneficiary notice

retirement account beneficiary statement

dependent military ID card to show she was registered in the miliary system as my wife

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Thanks for the advice. I have our wedding album and tons of photos- on the computer of course! Will print off about 10 I guess, including some photos of us together at the hospital after the birth of our daughter. I also have insurance paperwork, checking and savings accounts in the US (as well as in the UK and France if needed) in both our names, and paperwork such as stuff from social security and paychecks coming to us individually but to the same address. I just want this OVERWITH! :crying:

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It probably won't last any longer than about 10 minutes. Afterwards you'll probably wonder what you were so worried about. It's really not bad at all when you clearly have a life together.

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