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Everything went great, a few question only and some papers she asked for. In the end she said, will send you the decision by mail, i'm pretty sure I got approved because everything went smootly and she stamped my passport because she said that even if she sends the desicion today the GC will not arrive inmediatly, So just by her saying that, I'm guessing I'm approved. I'll let everyone know when I get tha actual approval by mail or online update

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Everything went great, a few question only and some papers she asked for. In the end she said, will send you the decision by mail, i'm pretty sure I got approved because everything went smootly and she stamped my passport because she said that even if she sends the desicion today the GC will not arrive inmediatly, So just by her saying that, I'm guessing I'm approved. I'll let everyone know when I get tha actual approval by mail or online update

Thanks to everyone, this is a great community

Yeeeee so happy for you!!!!!!!! :dance:

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Congrats !!

more details pls.. what did she ask ? what papers did she ask for ?


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03/30/09 check cashed

03/31/09 NOA

04/03/09 Touched

04/24/09 Biometrics

07/18/09 Interview letter received

08/19/09 Interview -*APPROVED*

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Congrats !!

more details pls.. what did she ask ? what papers did she ask for ?

:whistle: I was going to give the details today, yesterday I was too tired and just wanted to let you guys know that everything went fine. Ok here goes:

My appoinment was for 11am, we goy there around 10:30, there was a long line at the "appoinments window:, they took our appoinment letter and said they'll call us.

After waiting for more than 2 hours, around 1:15 the adjudicator called my name an led us through the door and hallway to her office. We sat down, she asked for our ids, she was hispanic so the interview was going to be in spanish which I was more confortable with. She asked if we both understand english to do the "do you swear to tell the truth" stuff because she had to do that in english.

She had a BIG file with all my documents which she was flipping through as she asked the questions

All of her questions were directed to both of us, not individually, so we kind of took turns. These is what she asked, not in the exact order but close:

How did you meet? my husband explained

When did you actually started the romantic relationship? I explained

Do you have bank accounts, what type of accounts and which bank? I answered savings and checking and gave her the bank name

Do you have any children? we both said no

Have you ever been invoved in any ilegal activities (or something like that)? No

Have any of you ever submmited a divorce paper during the marriage? No

Have you always live together at the same address? Yes

Do you have a lease and under which name were the utilities? to this we responded that the lease was under my husband's mother's name and that electrical was under her name and the phone was under his name, she asked if we had the telephone bill which I handed the original to her.

Then she asked if I was working to which I replied "yes", then she asked for 2007 taxes which I also gave her. I had submitted 2007 taxes when they sent me the RFE so she probably had it in her file but because she was flipping through the package she probably just saw 2005 and 2006 which I submitted when I first applied for the i-751, meaning that if the package was in the order I sent the papers, the 2007 taxes would probably be and the end of that pile. Anyway, moving on

She asked if we still had the life insurance which we replied yes, then she asked if we had health insurance to which I explained that my husband is the process of getting it through his job and we handed her a document from the health insurance in which they where asking my husband for several more documents like our marriage certificate in order to include my in his health insurance. She asked if we had a copy of it, I said "no because the letter said to bring originals only", so she said she will make a copy of it to keep in the file.

Then she asked if we had pictures of the marriage which I handed to her in an album. I almost didn't bring this because it wasn't asked for in the appoinment letter, good thing I did. She flipped through the album. Then she stood up and said "I'm going to make a copy of this (the health insurance doc.) and I just need one more thing: take two pictures from the album with both of you and those we will put on the file". She steeped out to make the copies, we chose the pictures, she came back, she said we're done, looked again at the application which was at the top of the file to confirm the address.

Then she said, we will send you the decision by mail. I asked if she could stamp my passport which she did at the same time she was saying that even if she sends the decision today, the GC will not arrive right away (that's why I'm assuming that I'm approved).

So like I said, everything went smoothly, she was nice all the time. She never asked for details with the questions, it was a yes or no answers. Except for the "how did you meet" part. Now I just have to wait. But I think we passed, if there was any problem she wouldn't have been nice or she would have asked us for more papers or more questions, what do you guys think?

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i'm happy for you andersen. seems like you passed the interview

hope you are going to receive your greencard soon

Congrats again :)

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animated_us_flag.gifN-400 Naturalization

03/23/09 Sent N-400 to Lewisville, Texas by UPS

03/25/09 delivered

03/30/09 check cashed

03/31/09 NOA

04/03/09 Touched

04/24/09 Biometrics

07/18/09 Interview letter received

08/19/09 Interview -*APPROVED*

08/27/09 Oath date -** US CITIZEN **

09/01/09 Applied for passport

09/14/09 Passport Received !!!

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i'm happy for you andersen. seems like you passed the interview

hope you are going to receive your greencard soon

Congrats again :)

Thanks cookiee. Was that enough detail? :whistle:

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Congratulations! at least they did interview you and you know right away that you're all set. I'm also on RFE and collecting all my documents. Just wait for your GC.....it's on it's way. Don't worry. Congratulations again! :D


May 9, 2005 - Arrived in the US

Jun. 18, 2005 - Got Married

Jul. 28, 2005 - AOS and EAD submitted

Aug. 3, 2005 - INS receipt

Aug. 7, 2005 - Received NOA 1

Nov. 16,2005 - AOS Biometrics

Jan. 23, 2006 - AOS Interview (Approved with stamped passport)

Jan. 25, 2006 - E-mail confirmation from USCIS (application approved)

Jan. 27, 2006 - Received the Welcome to America Notice

Feb. 1, 2006 - E-mail Notice from USCIS to send Green Card (Yipeeee)

Feb. 3, 2006 - Received my Green Card (Two Year GC....Woohoo)

Jan. 23,2008 - File for Removal of Conditional Status

Jan. 30,2008 - Received NOA 1

Feb. 23, 2008 - Biometrics

Dec. 6, 2008 - Received RFE paper

Dec. 18, 2008 - Submitted documents thru Postal Mail.

Jan. 6, 2009 - Card Production Ordered (Yipee....light at the end of the tunnel!!!!)

Jan. 12, 2009 - 10 Year Greencard Received (Thank God!)

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Congratulations! at least they did interview you and you know right away that you're all set. I'm also on RFE and collecting all my documents. Just wait for your GC.....it's on it's way. Don't worry. Congratulations again! :D

Thanks.

What did they ask for in the RFE, anything specific?

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Oh a lot. They almost asked me for almost everything. No specific just everything and was so mad about it because they're asking for too much. Also in the letter there was a line saying that we didn't show evidence that the marriage was in "Good Faith". I assumed that i didn't have to submit my marriage certificate and other sstuff when i came here since i've already submitted them in my AOS. I'm just doing a removal of my conditional status so i just submitted recent papers like joint account/savings, Tax Returns which was only for 2006. Other than that i can't give anything more since most of our bills are in my husbands name. Just ridiculus and aggravating but now i have more additional evidence and i've added affidavit from family and friends so i hope it' enough and car /life and health insurance and tons of pictures from the day we got married to the present. In short, it's an overkill. So i hope no more questions will be asked. ha.ha.ha. I'll submit them this Friday so hopefully that'll do. :D


May 9, 2005 - Arrived in the US

Jun. 18, 2005 - Got Married

Jul. 28, 2005 - AOS and EAD submitted

Aug. 3, 2005 - INS receipt

Aug. 7, 2005 - Received NOA 1

Nov. 16,2005 - AOS Biometrics

Jan. 23, 2006 - AOS Interview (Approved with stamped passport)

Jan. 25, 2006 - E-mail confirmation from USCIS (application approved)

Jan. 27, 2006 - Received the Welcome to America Notice

Feb. 1, 2006 - E-mail Notice from USCIS to send Green Card (Yipeeee)

Feb. 3, 2006 - Received my Green Card (Two Year GC....Woohoo)

Jan. 23,2008 - File for Removal of Conditional Status

Jan. 30,2008 - Received NOA 1

Feb. 23, 2008 - Biometrics

Dec. 6, 2008 - Received RFE paper

Dec. 18, 2008 - Submitted documents thru Postal Mail.

Jan. 6, 2009 - Card Production Ordered (Yipee....light at the end of the tunnel!!!!)

Jan. 12, 2009 - 10 Year Greencard Received (Thank God!)

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congratulations.. :dance::dance:


I-R5 at USCIS California Service Center

Consulate: Manila Philippines

5/19/09 Filed I-130 at Chicago Lockbox

5/22/09 USCIS rcvd I-130

6/01/09 Checks cashed

6/03/09 NOA1 rcvd for both parents

8/12/09 Email approval for Dad

8/17/09 Rcvd NOA2 for Dad

8/20/09 Rcvd RFE email for Mom

9/08/09 Email approval for Mom

9/12/09 Rcvd NOA2 for Mom

NVC

8/19/09 NVC rcvd dad's case

9/18/09 NVC rcvd mom's case

9/22/09 Emailed DS3032

9/28/09 Paid AOS/ I-864 fee of $70 for both

10/08/09 rcvd emails: DS3032 accepted

10/08/09 sent I-864

10/09/09 IV bill generated for both cases

10/10/09 Paid IV bill $800 for both

10/13/09 I-864 rcvd by NVC

10/15/09 DS230 mailed to NVC

10/16/09 I-864 accepted & entered into the system

10/19/09 DS230 rcvd by NVC

11/02/09 rcvd checklist emails

11/09/09 sent RFE to NVC via UPS

11/12/09 NVC received RFE

11/19/09 AVR: checklist response rcvd 11/18/09

11/28/09 Log-in failed for both

12/01/09 Case complete as of 11/30/09

12/14/09 rcvd emails of interview date

01/04-05/09 medical @ St.Lukes done

01/11/10 Interview @ USEmbassy Manila 6:30am

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Oh a lot. They almost asked me for almost everything. No specific just everything and was so mad about it because they're asking for too much. Also in the letter there was a line saying that we didn't show evidence that the marriage was in "Good Faith". I assumed that i didn't have to submit my marriage certificate and other sstuff when i came here since i've already submitted them in my AOS. I'm just doing a removal of my conditional status so i just submitted recent papers like joint account/savings, Tax Returns which was only for 2006. Other than that i can't give anything more since most of our bills are in my husbands name. Just ridiculus and aggravating but now i have more additional evidence and i've added affidavit from family and friends so i hope it' enough and car /life and health insurance and tons of pictures from the day we got married to the present. In short, it's an overkill. So i hope no more questions will be asked. ha.ha.ha. I'll submit them this Friday so hopefully that'll do. :D

I think you received the same RFE as I did. I think it's just a standard letter. It also said that line regarding "not evidence of marriage in good faith", so don't worry it wasn't specific about your case, just standard letter. I had sent the first time a lot of the things that they where asking for in the RFE. I just sent everything again along with more current bank statements, mail addressed to both of us, and to each of you individually. Try to cover the entire span of the marriage. The car and health insurance are good evidence. If you have more that just one year of joint taxes is better, but send what you have, remember to sent the IRS transcript, not just your 1040 from the place where you did your taxes. Send the utility bills even if they're not joint, this will show that he lives in that address. Do you have credit card statements? send those too. If you have done any trips together, send proof of that like boarding pass or itineraries, and pictures.

Good luck :thumbs: Everything will be fine

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Yup! everything that we can think of I am submitting. I know how to play their game now. Thanks for the tip. It's a good thing i like saving everything. So i think i'm covered. i've been reading your post the whole week since i got my RFE so you're already helping me a lot. With or without an interview i'm ready because i have nothing to hide. Congratulations again! Next trip would be CITIZENSHIP...well for you for now. ha.ha.ha. God Bless! Thanks again.


May 9, 2005 - Arrived in the US

Jun. 18, 2005 - Got Married

Jul. 28, 2005 - AOS and EAD submitted

Aug. 3, 2005 - INS receipt

Aug. 7, 2005 - Received NOA 1

Nov. 16,2005 - AOS Biometrics

Jan. 23, 2006 - AOS Interview (Approved with stamped passport)

Jan. 25, 2006 - E-mail confirmation from USCIS (application approved)

Jan. 27, 2006 - Received the Welcome to America Notice

Feb. 1, 2006 - E-mail Notice from USCIS to send Green Card (Yipeeee)

Feb. 3, 2006 - Received my Green Card (Two Year GC....Woohoo)

Jan. 23,2008 - File for Removal of Conditional Status

Jan. 30,2008 - Received NOA 1

Feb. 23, 2008 - Biometrics

Dec. 6, 2008 - Received RFE paper

Dec. 18, 2008 - Submitted documents thru Postal Mail.

Jan. 6, 2009 - Card Production Ordered (Yipee....light at the end of the tunnel!!!!)

Jan. 12, 2009 - 10 Year Greencard Received (Thank God!)

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Yup! everything that we can think of I am submitting. I know how to play their game now. Thanks for the tip. It's a good thing i like saving everything. So i think i'm covered. i've been reading your post the whole week since i got my RFE so you're already helping me a lot. With or without an interview i'm ready because i have nothing to hide. Congratulations again! Next trip would be CITIZENSHIP...well for you for now. ha.ha.ha. God Bless! Thanks again.

Glad I could help. This forum community has been a great help, everyone is wonderful. Thanks to everyone again

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By the way, would a copy of the marriage certificate matter if i submit it too?


May 9, 2005 - Arrived in the US

Jun. 18, 2005 - Got Married

Jul. 28, 2005 - AOS and EAD submitted

Aug. 3, 2005 - INS receipt

Aug. 7, 2005 - Received NOA 1

Nov. 16,2005 - AOS Biometrics

Jan. 23, 2006 - AOS Interview (Approved with stamped passport)

Jan. 25, 2006 - E-mail confirmation from USCIS (application approved)

Jan. 27, 2006 - Received the Welcome to America Notice

Feb. 1, 2006 - E-mail Notice from USCIS to send Green Card (Yipeeee)

Feb. 3, 2006 - Received my Green Card (Two Year GC....Woohoo)

Jan. 23,2008 - File for Removal of Conditional Status

Jan. 30,2008 - Received NOA 1

Feb. 23, 2008 - Biometrics

Dec. 6, 2008 - Received RFE paper

Dec. 18, 2008 - Submitted documents thru Postal Mail.

Jan. 6, 2009 - Card Production Ordered (Yipee....light at the end of the tunnel!!!!)

Jan. 12, 2009 - 10 Year Greencard Received (Thank God!)

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