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Hi, VJ members! We finally got our interview date and I just have a few questions about the documents we need to take with us.

1) Does my husband (US citizen) needs both,birth certificate and passport? Or birth certificate and driver license will be enough?

2) The part about the documents related to arrests confused me a lil bit. Does my husband need to submit it too or USCIS probably have it in their database? I know I don't need anything, since I have never been arrested, but not sure about him.

3) My hubby got kinda like a raise since we submitted our I-864, should we get a new letter from his employer and fill a new I-864 with his new annual income? I mean this "raise" was just a 1$, but it makes around 2000$ difference in his annual income.

4) I translated my BC myself last time, even so I am not a certified translator. Do you think it will be enough for the interview as well or should I ask my friend to sign the translation from? She speaks both, Russian and English.

5) Originally I only submitted a rent agreement and couple of pics as a proof of our bona fide marriage. We have a joint account now, but I already sent a statement from it with RFE response and also our tax return for 2014 was joined, so I did send it as well. Should I bring the tax return and new bank statement again? I think they might accept it as an evidence since I didn't submit all this docs as a proof of marriage earlier.

Sorry, all this questions might look silly and far-fetched, but I feel like I'm getting into all this stress again and just wanna make sure that we will have all we need, when the time comes. Thank you a lot. All the answers will be highly appreciated.


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June 13, 2017 I-751 Package sent

June 15, 2017 Package delivered to VSC

June 20, 2017 Check cashed

June 22, 2017 NOA-1 received (dated June 16th)

July 7, 2017    Biometrics Appointment letter received

July 20, 2017  Biometrics done

August 6, 2018 "New Card is being produced" 

August 9, 2018 "Card was mailed to you" 

August 11, 2018 New card was delivered to an old address by USCIS's mistake

August 13, 2018 Brother-in-law went to our old residence to pick up a card from the current residents

August 16, 2018 Card was mailed to me 

August 18, 2018 10-year Green Card received 

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March 3, 2015 AOS (I-485, I-130 & I-765) package sent to Chicago Lockbox
March 6, 2015, The package delivered to Chicago Lockbox
March 12, 2015, AOS package was accepted on March 9th and was routed to National Benefits Center
March 17, 2015, Hard copies of NOA1 received for all the forms
March 20, 2015, Biometrics letter received with the appointment on April 3
March 28, 2015, Email notification for I-485 RFE received
April 3, 2015, Successful biometrics
April 3, 2015, Hard copy of RFE received
April 17, 2015, RFE respond sent
April 22, 2015, RFE response received by USCIS
May 20, 2015, EAD approved
May 26, 2015, Hard copy of NOA2 for I-765 received
May 27, 2015, EAD was mailed to me
May 29, 2015, EAD received
June 15, 2015, Hard copy of NOA2 for I-485 received. Interview scheduled on July 21
June 18, 2015, Interview was canceled
June 27, 2015, Hard copy of NOA2 received. New interview date is July 27
July 27, 2015, Interview completed. Approved on the spot
July 28, 2015, Got texts and emails for case updates. Form I-130: the petition was approved. Form I-485: new card has been ordered and welcome notice was mailed
August 3, 2015, Welcome notice and NOA2 for I-130 received
August 20, 2015, Email notification "Card has been mailed"
August 22, 2015, Green Card received

 

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1. Either birth certificate or passport.

2. No it is about you, you don't have to worry.

3. You can prepare new I-864 along with updated info and proof, they hardly to bring I-864 up at this phase.

4. Well if they didn't like your translate, they would issue RFE so you are good.

5. Bring everything bona-fide you can, won't hurt but it will help alot if they need it.

Good luck.


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12/06/2014: Package filed

12/31/2014: Fingerprinted

02/06/2015: In-Line for Interview

04/15/2015: Passed Interview

05/05/2015: Oath letter was sent

05/22/2015: Oath Ceremony

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Hi, VJ members! We finally got our interview date and I just have a few questions about the documents we need to take with us.

1) Does my husband (US citizen) needs both,birth certificate and passport? Or birth certificate and driver license will be enough?

2) The part about the documents related to arrests confused me a lil bit. Does my husband need to submit it too or USCIS probably have it in their database? I know I don't need anything, since I have never been arrested, but not sure about him.

3) My hubby got kinda like a raise since we submitted our I-864, should we get a new letter from his employer and fill a new I-864 with his new annual income? I mean this "raise" was just a 1$, but it makes around 2000$ difference in his annual income.

4) I translated my BC myself last time, even so I am not a certified translator. Do you think it will be enough for the interview as well or should I ask my friend to sign the translation from? She speaks both, Russian and English.

5) Originally I only submitted a rent agreement and couple of pics as a proof of our bona fide marriage. We have a joint account now, but I already sent a statement from it with RFE response and also our tax return for 2014 was joined, so I did send it as well. Should I bring the tax return and new bank statement again? I think they might accept it as an evidence since I didn't submit all this docs as a proof of marriage earlier.

Sorry, all this questions might look silly and far-fetched, but I feel like I'm getting into all this stress again and just wanna make sure that we will have all we need, when the time comes. Thank you a lot. All the answers will be highly appreciated.

1. Bring all 3

2. Bring court disposition papers for his arrest.

3. that won't be necessary

4. Anyone can technically create a certified translation so long as they are truly fluent in both languages. However, a translation from you, or someone close to you, will not be regarded as being as reliable as that created by a neutral third party. This is why many attorneys recommend that people use a certified translator. In order to save money, some people opt to have an unrelated friend perform the translation, certifying that they are fluent and that it is true and accurate. Bring the original!

5. Bring any and all extra evidence you did not submit.

It is always better to bring more than less at the AOS interview.

Edited by blest.but.strest

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NancyNguyen, blest.but.stresy,

thank you both for your answers. However you guys are saying completely opposite things about question 2 and I am even more confused now :(

His passport has expired, so I guess we will go with DL and original BC, cuz I'm not sure we have enough time to renew it.

I'm not sure about new I-864 either, on one hand it's better that he is making more now, but on the other I'm afraid submitting a new form will delay the decision.


___ROC___

Spoiler

June 13, 2017 I-751 Package sent

June 15, 2017 Package delivered to VSC

June 20, 2017 Check cashed

June 22, 2017 NOA-1 received (dated June 16th)

July 7, 2017    Biometrics Appointment letter received

July 20, 2017  Biometrics done

August 6, 2018 "New Card is being produced" 

August 9, 2018 "Card was mailed to you" 

August 11, 2018 New card was delivered to an old address by USCIS's mistake

August 13, 2018 Brother-in-law went to our old residence to pick up a card from the current residents

August 16, 2018 Card was mailed to me 

August 18, 2018 10-year Green Card received 

6

 

 

___AOS___

Spoiler

March 3, 2015 AOS (I-485, I-130 & I-765) package sent to Chicago Lockbox
March 6, 2015, The package delivered to Chicago Lockbox
March 12, 2015, AOS package was accepted on March 9th and was routed to National Benefits Center
March 17, 2015, Hard copies of NOA1 received for all the forms
March 20, 2015, Biometrics letter received with the appointment on April 3
March 28, 2015, Email notification for I-485 RFE received
April 3, 2015, Successful biometrics
April 3, 2015, Hard copy of RFE received
April 17, 2015, RFE respond sent
April 22, 2015, RFE response received by USCIS
May 20, 2015, EAD approved
May 26, 2015, Hard copy of NOA2 for I-765 received
May 27, 2015, EAD was mailed to me
May 29, 2015, EAD received
June 15, 2015, Hard copy of NOA2 for I-485 received. Interview scheduled on July 21
June 18, 2015, Interview was canceled
June 27, 2015, Hard copy of NOA2 received. New interview date is July 27
July 27, 2015, Interview completed. Approved on the spot
July 28, 2015, Got texts and emails for case updates. Form I-130: the petition was approved. Form I-485: new card has been ordered and welcome notice was mailed
August 3, 2015, Welcome notice and NOA2 for I-130 received
August 20, 2015, Email notification "Card has been mailed"
August 22, 2015, Green Card received

 

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I-485 is about you, his arrest record is irrelevant here.

I translated all my documents, there is no such thing unrelated relationship. Last thing you would want is misinterpretation (wrong translation) very simple.

You don't have to submit, just have it ready with you in case they ask for new I-864 reflecting new income. Don't volunteer any information unless being asked.


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12/06/2014: Package filed

12/31/2014: Fingerprinted

02/06/2015: In-Line for Interview

04/15/2015: Passed Interview

05/05/2015: Oath letter was sent

05/22/2015: Oath Ceremony

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I-485 is about you, his arrest record is irrelevant here.

I translated all my documents, there is no such thing unrelated relationship. Last thing you would want is misinterpretation (wrong translation) very simple.

You don't have to submit, just have it ready with you in case they ask for new I-864 reflecting new income. Don't volunteer any information unless being asked.

Thank you so much! I guess I will stick with my translation than, it feels more safe since we didn't get any RFE related to it.

you do not need his arrest records as the interview is about you. If you have been arrested for anything in Russia or any arrest since you came to the US then bring all documents....Good Luck

Thank you ("спасибо")! Nope, I've never even talked to police back at home :)


___ROC___

Spoiler

June 13, 2017 I-751 Package sent

June 15, 2017 Package delivered to VSC

June 20, 2017 Check cashed

June 22, 2017 NOA-1 received (dated June 16th)

July 7, 2017    Biometrics Appointment letter received

July 20, 2017  Biometrics done

August 6, 2018 "New Card is being produced" 

August 9, 2018 "Card was mailed to you" 

August 11, 2018 New card was delivered to an old address by USCIS's mistake

August 13, 2018 Brother-in-law went to our old residence to pick up a card from the current residents

August 16, 2018 Card was mailed to me 

August 18, 2018 10-year Green Card received 

6

 

 

___AOS___

Spoiler

March 3, 2015 AOS (I-485, I-130 & I-765) package sent to Chicago Lockbox
March 6, 2015, The package delivered to Chicago Lockbox
March 12, 2015, AOS package was accepted on March 9th and was routed to National Benefits Center
March 17, 2015, Hard copies of NOA1 received for all the forms
March 20, 2015, Biometrics letter received with the appointment on April 3
March 28, 2015, Email notification for I-485 RFE received
April 3, 2015, Successful biometrics
April 3, 2015, Hard copy of RFE received
April 17, 2015, RFE respond sent
April 22, 2015, RFE response received by USCIS
May 20, 2015, EAD approved
May 26, 2015, Hard copy of NOA2 for I-765 received
May 27, 2015, EAD was mailed to me
May 29, 2015, EAD received
June 15, 2015, Hard copy of NOA2 for I-485 received. Interview scheduled on July 21
June 18, 2015, Interview was canceled
June 27, 2015, Hard copy of NOA2 received. New interview date is July 27
July 27, 2015, Interview completed. Approved on the spot
July 28, 2015, Got texts and emails for case updates. Form I-130: the petition was approved. Form I-485: new card has been ordered and welcome notice was mailed
August 3, 2015, Welcome notice and NOA2 for I-130 received
August 20, 2015, Email notification "Card has been mailed"
August 22, 2015, Green Card received

 

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NancyNguyen, blest.but.stresy,

thank you both for your answers. However you guys are saying completely opposite things about question 2 and I am even more confused now :(

His passport has expired, so I guess we will go with DL and original BC, cuz I'm not sure we have enough time to renew it.

I'm not sure about new I-864 either, on one hand it's better that he is making more now, but on the other I'm afraid submitting a new form will delay the decision.

At my AOS interview, they brought up my wife's arrest (she is the USC), and the questioned us about it, they also asked us what was the outcome of the case. The USCIS officer was really skeptical about her answer about the arrest. I cannot tell you that this was the actual reason why our AOS was severely delayed but If she had brought the court disposition for the arrest, I am sure things would have been a little smoother.

I am speaking about this from experience, like I said, it's always better to have more than less at that interview.

Good luck

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