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Hello my really helpful community

im having my ionterview in two days i just have some questions:

* do i have to bring copies of ABSOLUTELY ALL the documents i have? how about the petition? do they need the copy of it or i just can show it to them?

* which documents they keep and what can and SHOULD i keep after the interview?

thank you very much in advance

Sasha

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When Andre went to the interview, I had given him a bound copy of every single thing I had sent in and everthing he was taking with him to the interview. I belive in being overly prepared.


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You don't need to photocopy everything you're bringing, however, anything that you'd like to keep (pictures, letters, birth cert., etc.) you should have copies of in case they decide to keep them.


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Ensure your beneficiary makes and brings with them to the States a copy of the DS-3025 (vaccination form)

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Russia
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I'm with Jomo's girl on this one. I brought copies (and originals/certified copies) for every document sent in the petition or for which I thought the CO might want to see. Two 3-inch binders, which Natasha dutifully carried in to the interview. The CO looked at only a very small set of documents, though. It's tough to say what you need and what you don't, since every CO is different and every case/situation is different. But I believe you can never be too fully prepared, and it's better to lug in a lot of documents that don't get looked at than to bring a minimalist set and then not have ready something the CO wants to see.


------------------K1 Timeline------------------

05 Jul 2007: Mailed I129F petition

06 Jul 2007: CSC received petition

09 Jul 2007: NOA-1 Issued

10 Jul 2007: My check clears the bank

13 Jul 2007: I receive NOA-1 in the US Mail

19 Nov 2007: Touched

19 Nov 2007: USCIS website shows APPROVED

23 Nov 2007: I receive NOA-2 in the US Mail

12 Dec 2007: NVC receives petition

14 Dec 2007: NVC ships petition to Moscow embassy

19 Dec 2007: Moscow embassy receives petition

26 Feb 2008: Interview at Moscow embassy

13 Mar 2008: Received visa

18 Mar 2008: POE in Atlanta

09 May 2008: Wedding

-----------------AOS Timeline------------------

16 Jun 2008: Submittal for AOS

23 Jun 2008: NOA1 for AOS (I485, I765, I131)

24 Jun 2008: AOS checks cashed

15 Jul 2008: Biometrics appointment

04 Sep 2008: Received I-485 Interview letter

05 Sep 2008: AP/EAD Approved

08 Sep 2008: AP/EAD Received

29 Sep 2008: I-485 Interview (I-551 Stamp received)

07 Oct 2008: Green cards received

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Russia
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:thumbs: My single bound presentation sent to Alla was around 2 cm. She always carried a separate 1 cm binder that she made herself.

I'm with Jomo's girl on this one. I brought copies (and originals/certified copies) for every document sent in the petition or for which I thought the CO might want to see. Two 3-inch binders, which Natasha dutifully carried in to the interview. The CO looked at only a very small set of documents, though. It's tough to say what you need and what you don't, since every CO is different and every case/situation is different. But I believe you can never be too fully prepared, and it's better to lug in a lot of documents that don't get looked at than to bring a minimalist set and then not have ready something the CO wants to see.

Jeffery AND Alla.

0 kilometers physically separates us!

K-1 Visa Granted... Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Alla ARRIVED to America... Wednesday, 12 November 2008

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Ukraine
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Olga went to the interview carrying two 3 inch binders also. Very little was looked at but we were prepared , just in case they wanted something. I think its worth the inconvenience carrying it around just as added insurance. Good Luck!


June 2006-Became acquainted

September 8th - 15th 2007 - met in person in Vladivostok

October 15th, 2007 - Mailed I-129 to CSC

October 24th, 2007 - NOA-1

February 29th, 2008 called CSC - Was told case was assigned to an officer on February 27th

March 4, 2008 - NOA -2

May 28, 2008 - Interview - SUCCESS APPROVED !

June 6th - Planned arrival in Detroit Via Northwest Airlines

June 12th - Marriage

December 1, 2008. AOS interview. APPROVED !

January 2009 - green cards received !

May 2009 so far so good !

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My wife took the photocopied packet of the K-1 submission (I sent her a duplicate of everything I submitted) her required paperwork, a handfull of printed-out e-mails, a few hand-written letters, and a couple of photos. That's it.

No problem.


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Ensure your beneficiary makes and brings with them to the States a copy of the DS-3025 (vaccination form)

If the government is going to force me to exercise my "right" to health care, then they better start requiring people to exercise their Right to Bear Arms. - "Where's my public option rifle?"

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My wife had all originals in one binder and an exact copy in a second binder. So, she had two copies of absolutely everything and anything they could possibly want.

I believe there is no such thing as being "over-prepared" and figured effort made in preparation is effort saved in second and third tries. Only reason not to be fully prepared is simple laziness.

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PEOPLE: READ THE APPLICATION FORM INSTRUCTIONS!!!! They have a lot of good information in them! Most of the questions I see on VJ are clearly addressed by the form instructions. Give them a read!! If you are unable to understand the form instructions, I highly recommend hiring someone who does to help you with the process. Our process, from K-1 to Citizenship and U.S. Passport is completed. Good luck with your process.

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Only reason not to be fully prepared is simple laziness.

Or an in-depth and thorough needs assesment based on current trends. Which, pretty much means you're fully prepared, just without the three inch binders.


Русский форум член.

Ensure your beneficiary makes and brings with them to the States a copy of the DS-3025 (vaccination form)

If the government is going to force me to exercise my "right" to health care, then they better start requiring people to exercise their Right to Bear Arms. - "Where's my public option rifle?"

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Only reason not to be fully prepared is simple laziness.
Or an in-depth and thorough needs assesment based on current trends. Which, pretty much means you're fully prepared, just without the three inch binders.

Nix on that. You're still arguing you should be fully prepared - you're just interpreting what it means to be fully prepared differently.

PEOPLE: READ THE APPLICATION FORM INSTRUCTIONS!!!! They have a lot of good information in them! Most of the questions I see on VJ are clearly addressed by the form instructions. Give them a read!! If you are unable to understand the form instructions, I highly recommend hiring someone who does to help you with the process. Our process, from K-1 to Citizenship and U.S. Passport is completed. Good luck with your process.

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Exactly. Semper paratus.


Русский форум член.

Ensure your beneficiary makes and brings with them to the States a copy of the DS-3025 (vaccination form)

If the government is going to force me to exercise my "right" to health care, then they better start requiring people to exercise their Right to Bear Arms. - "Where's my public option rifle?"

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My wife went with 3 recent pictures of us together. I-134, 3 years tax returns and W2's. 6 recent pay stubs. Original birth certificate with one copy with translation. Original passport and copy. 10 emails between each other, 2 real letters between each other, copies of my passport, naturalizaiton certificate, and visa / entry stamps,and 6 months of phone bills, highlighting our respective numbers, NOA2, police certificate, and medical results. All in all they kept 1 photo and returned it with the passport in the DHL packet.

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