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Well, my interview is very, very soon (9:30am Monday morning to be exact), and I'll be leaving for Quebec early tomorrow morning, so naturally I'm going through that last minute panic to make sure I have everything, and that it's done correctly. As such, I have a couple little questions, the answers to which would be most useful to me before I leave :P

1) I don't believe it says so anywhere, but do they want everything for the interview in one 'package' like we sent in for the I-129F package, or are different bits going to different people?

2) Regarding DS-156: a) I'm assuming the answer to 'How long do you intend to stay in the US?' would be 'Indefinitely'?, b) That the purpose of my trip is 'Marriage/Immigration'? c) That the answer to 'Has anyone ever filed a visa petition on your behalf?' would be 'Yes' at this point? Am I way off or should I rephrase any of these?

3) Regaring the same, it asks if I intend to work in the US. Is that an 'immediately' or an 'eventually' type of question? I'm self-employed, so I'd like to continue that, but I plan on shutting down shop for at least two months while we get settled, and I know that I can't start selling again until I get proper work authorization, which I'm willing to wait for as long as it takes. So, 'Yes' vs. 'No'?

4) (This is just my own curiosity wondering). Financial stuff. His son is a partial dependant (doesn't live with him, just pays support)-- would this make our 'Household Size' 3, or still 2? If it's 2, we're quite good as he makes more than 125% of the poverty line for two people, and if it's considered 3 he doesn't quite make enough, but has enough assests to cover a little more than 5x the difference. I'd just feel more confident knowing for sure that we were good for the 125% thing.

That's it, for now-- I'm sure I'll think of something else when I go through everything again. Multiple thanks in advance, and any extra advice or suggestions are welcome :)

(I have never been so stressed out or so terrified in my entire life. Send us lots of luck!)

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First ... take a deep breath. Remember to be honest. Just be honest. Honesty is the best policy at this point. Tell the truth about everything and explain yourself. You will be fine. Don't panic, and don't think too much. For instance, if they ask you a question refering to a previous visa, just reply by saying, "this is the first time anyone has petitioned for a K-1 visa for me." This way you are covering all basis. If they try to "trick" you like so many people say they do, just stay calm and don't forget to breath!!!!! Turn those nerves into excitement and happiness! Let your true spirit shine right now ... don't let the embassy take that away from you! You are going to be GREAT I am sure ... and in no time you will be crossing the border to the US for good!!!! Hooray!!!!! I will be looking for your post Monday screaming "I GOT APPROVED!!!!" Good luck (although you don't need it because it is in the bag)!

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Alright, guys-- care to take a look over my list? I don't want to miss anything!

- DS-156K

- DS-156 & attachment (2 copies, unsigned)

- DS-230 Part II and attachment (unsigned)

- 2 passport style photographs of yours truly, criminal record check, coipes of both our bith certificates, copies of both my new and recently voided passport, copy of my guy's divorce decree (just the 3 signed pages- the entire thing's 34 pages)

- New letters of intent (both of us, signed), recent proof of ongoing relationship (last flight itenerary, photos)

- I-134 and supporting evidence (tax return thing for last year [first year of self emplyment], a print out of how much his house is worth, bank letter [date of account opening, current balance, ytd average balance, contact info], 1 W2 tax statement from his other job, retirement savings statement, and I threw in one of my own bank statements since I have a little bit saved up)

- Medical exam stuff I'm not allowed to open, X-rays, reciepts from the exams and copies, letter concerning my mental state, copy of immunization records

- Originals and copies of everything included above, and in our original I-129F package

- All the NOAs and letters recieved

- Photo album

- Payment

Am I missing anything? Any filing fees I forgot (aside from the $100 for the visa or whatever)? Can I breathe now?

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