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Here it goes....

After a long wait, "the Interview" is finally about to come! I'm scheduled on Wednesday morning. Hopefully, everything goes well and fine. I'll be going without my hubby, since he's in Keesler AFB, MS, trying to finish his technical training from the military.

I already passed my road test last week and was expecting to get a driver's license by then so I'd be able to drive on my own to the interview myself. But unfortunately, the "New ID" policy has just been implemented, and lucky me.... woohoo... :( I have to go to the DMV main office in Lakewood to have my status verified in the SAVE system, and still send out papers verifying my US residency to the INS (USCIS). Another waiting time of 2-5 weeks they say for the processing, before they can send me an approval or denial letter in the mail, if I can get a driver's license or not. :o

So, unfortunately mother-in-law who has a dayshift job that day even had to change shifts with someone so somebody can drive me to Denver downtown for the interview that morning. We'd be taking the 2 babies with us (no choice), but at least they'll be with Granny :) . Father-in-law is away on a business trip. I am just thankful enough that I am lucky to have such wonderful in-laws. :thumbs:

So, here's my checklist... and I hope that I haven't forgotten anything:

1. copies of my I-485 that I submitted (i.e., I-693, I-864, etc.)

2. original Federal ITRs and W-2s for the past 3 years

3. paystubs from present and previous employers (hubby had 3 jobs within the year)

4. certificates (i.e. birth certificates, marriage certificates, etc.)

5. IDs (EAD, SSN, Instruction Permit, Deers ID, passports)

6. military orders

7. Joint bank account / credit card bills

8. health insurance proofs and medical records

9. apartment lease contract and utility bills

10. wedding stuff (i.e. church receipts, hotel reservations & contracts, marriage counseling certificates, etc.)

11. letters and photos

I've had the original and also did photocopies of mostly everything.

I hope I have everything and I have planned and decided this time that it might be better to bring and haul a big box of files, rather than be caught red handed with nothing to present them with whatever they might be asking for.

I hope and pray and I am also wishing that everything will turn out okay on Wednesday.

Goodluck to all those who will be having their interviews, too, and to all the rest as well.

Chris

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Just playing the devil's advocate here, is your adjustment of status based on your marriage to your husband? If so, they may not allow you to go for your interview without your husband.

When I went for my interview, a lady was there with her friend because her husband was hospitalized. They asked her to reschedule her interview to another day when her husband is able to attend her interview. I am not sure whether it is the same for your case since your husband is in military (different reasons).

In any case, good luck for your interview!

P/S: My timeline can be found under my husband's userid "Miwa".

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Just playing the devil's advocate here, is your adjustment of status based on your marriage to your husband? If so, they may not allow you to go for your interview without your husband.

When I went for my interview, a lady was there with her friend because her husband was hospitalized. They asked her to reschedule her interview to another day when her husband is able to attend her interview. I am not sure whether it is the same for your case since your husband is in military (different reasons).

In any case, good luck for your interview!

P/S: My timeline can be found under my husband's userid "Miwa".

Yeah.. I was a nervous wreck at that one before when I first read my interview letter.

But I called them (USCIS) up and asked about it, since my AOS is based on a K-3 visa. Unfortunately though, he won't be able to be with me on the interview date. They said that there is really no valid reason for me not to show up, nor even to re-schedule my appointment. So, they said, all I just needed to bring was a proof to show that my husband is in the military and that he's in Mississippi and finishing up technical school.

I told hubby to get a straight direct letter from his officer, but unfortunately, he's having a hard time trying to get it. People were passing him from one office to another. So, we only have his military orders to prove his whereabouts, and a copy of his ID, paystubs, enlistment papers to prove also that he's in active duty.

That's also another reason why I am wishing and praying that things will sail smoothly on Wednesday. I hate to have another 2nd interview if they would be asking for my husband to be physically present right there.

Thank you for everyone, and for your "goodluck"s. I really do hope things will be ok.

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Yeah.. I was a nervous wreck at that one before when I first read my interview letter.

But I called them (USCIS) up and asked about it, since my AOS is based on a K-3 visa. Unfortunately though, he won't be able to be with me on the interview date. They said that there is really no valid reason for me not to show up, nor even to re-schedule my appointment. So, they said, all I just needed to bring was a proof to show that my husband is in the military and that he's in Mississippi and finishing up technical school.

I told hubby to get a straight direct letter from his officer, but unfortunately, he's having a hard time trying to get it. People were passing him from one office to another. So, we only have his military orders to prove his whereabouts, and a copy of his ID, paystubs, enlistment papers to prove also that he's in active duty.

That's also another reason why I am wishing and praying that things will sail smoothly on Wednesday. I hate to have another 2nd interview if they would be asking for my husband to be physically present right there.

Thank you for everyone, and for your "goodluck"s. I really do hope things will be ok.

Perhaps it's different since your husband is in military! =)

Good luck in your interview and don't worry since your list seems pretty complete!

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