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Checklist for the interview. Need some help, please!

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Hi, VJ members! We will finally have our interview on this upcoming Monday, July 27th. So I just wanted to make sure that I'm getting all the documents together. Please, review my list, and let me know, if I'm missing something.

So this is what we are going to take with us (my hubby is US citizen, we are both 24 years old and have been together for a year and 3 months):

1) Husband's original birth certificate, my original BC + translation, my passport, our SSN cards, my EAD, our driver's licenses + copy of all this documents just in case.

2) All the NOA and letters that we've got from USCIS.

3) I-864 + IRS transcript for 2014. My hubby changed his job, so he should get a letter from his new employer on Sunday and I'm gonna bring a letter from my work and my last 2 paychecks, again just in case.

4) My I-94 and DS-2019 (I'm adjusting from J1 visa)

5) Certified copy of our marriage certificate.

6) Joint tax return for 2014, rent agreement with both our names on it (already submitted, but I made another copy), bank statement from our joint account, electricity bill with his name on it and wifi bill with my name with the same address on both of them. Also I made a small photo album with our pictures and put some movie tickets and cards from our mini golf games in it. I'm gonna take some greeting cards from my family and his aunt as well.

We have already submitted my medical examination, so I believe we don't need it with us, since we didn't get any RFE for it and it was taken here with a doctor from USCIS list. Anyway it seems like I can't find my copy of it unfortunately :(

So if you notice that I've missed anything, I'd be happy to know about it and any advices regarding the interview would be highly appreciated.

Thank you.


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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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Bring photos of the wedding, and any photos showing you and your hubby together with family and friends. I would also bring any insurance (auto, home, medical, life) documentation you have showing both of your names, and any joint bank account information. I know our interviewing officer was quite interested in seeing our wedding photos.

Good Luck!


Visa Received : 2014-04-04 (K1 - see timeline for details)

US Entry : 2014-09-12

POE: Detroit

Marriage : 2014-09-27

I-765 Approved: 2015-01-09

I-485 Interview: 2015-03-11

I-485 Approved: 2015-03-13

Green Card Received: 2015-03-24 Yeah!!!

I-751 ROC Submitted: 2016-12-20

I-751 NOA Received:  2016-12-29

I-751 Biometrics Appt.:  2017-01-26

I-751 Interview:  2018-04-10

I-751 Approved:  2018-05-04

N400 Filed:  2018-01-13

N400 Biometrics:  2018-02-22

N400 Interview:  2018-04-10

N400 Approved:  2018-04-10

Oath Ceremony:  2018-06-11 - DONE!!!!!!!

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Also consider things like proof that you're each other's beneficiary for 401K plans, large purchases e.g. car where you both have your names on the title. Make copies of all the original documents, we had to hand in documents that the interviewer requested on the spot.

Good luck

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Bring photos of the wedding, and any photos showing you and your hubby together with family and friends. I would also bring any insurance (auto, home, medical, life) documentation you have showing both of your names, and any joint bank account information. I know our interviewing officer was quite interested in seeing our wedding photos.

Good Luck!

Well we didn't really have a wedding ceremony or reception, so we don't have any pictures. We are planing to have a ceremony back at Russia with all my family. We also don't have any insurance unfortunately. My hubby has a health one, but he can't add me to it. Do you what I listed at my first post wouldn't be enough?

Thank you!

Also consider things like proof that you're each other's beneficiary for 401K plans, large purchases e.g. car where you both have your names on the title. Make copies of all the original documents, we had to hand in documents that the interviewer requested on the spot.

Good luck

If you don't mind me asking,what documents did they request from you during the interview? We don't have any big purchases either, I'm waiting for the title for my new car, but it will be only under my name anyway, because I was just transfering plates from my old car. I'm worried that we don't really have a lot evidence, but our marriage is real and I hope the IO will see that.

Thank you!


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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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We were asked if we had other documents that supported our application, he wanted to see more financial documents, so I handed in more banking, mortgage and insurance copies (these were collected between when we filed the application and the interview date).

Try not to be nervous, not everyone is in the same situation, so you may not have a lot of paperwork. Just make sure you come across as confident, organized and truthful when answering questions about what you do have.

Good luck

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jjbandero, thanks for your help! We had our interview today and was approved on the spot. However, I haven't get any emails or texts about any changes regarding to my case, should I be worried?


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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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That's great, congratulations! I wouldn't worry about the online updates, we never really got proper updates throughout the process, it was always delayed. If you don't get your card within the expected time, then call for information, otherwise just relax and wait.

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That's great, congratulations! I wouldn't worry about the online updates, we never really got proper updates throughout the process, it was always delayed. If you don't get your card within the expected time, then call for information, otherwise just relax and wait.

Thank you!! Actually I got the texts and emails today that I-130 is approved and my GC has been ordered. Thank you again for all your help and answers!


___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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jjbandero, thank you! I will make sure we keep every little piece of paper :)

Lettyana I would like to ask how the interview went through?ehat are the question the Io ask about.
We will have interview on July 31

Hi, mreckoner, I'm sorry I haven't seen your question earlier. You probably already had your interview today and I hope it went smooth, but if you are still curious about our experience, you can read my review about our interview at NH local office here.


___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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