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Filed: Country: China

My mom married a US citizen in 2007 and filed her I-130 and I-485 forms by then. She has been waiting for so long to get it approved. She went to USCIS a couple of times before and was only told that the case was under investigation (background check). Finally, a couple of days ago, she received a letter from USCIS. It said:

"Please come to the office shown below at the time and place indicated in connection with an official matter.

Office location: xxx

Data and time: April 8, 2010

Ask for: Adjudication officer: #2

Reason for appointment: interview regarding your I-485 adjustment of status application

Bring with you:

This notice, ID, and a list of required documents including: proof of cohabitation such as the co-mingling of assets and liabilities, employment letter, I-864 with all required evidence, etc."

There is a code at the end of the letter showing Form G-56.

Did anyone know what this interview is about? I am pretty sure this is not the normal I-485 interview because this is not written on a I-797C form. I also have questions listed below:

1. Since the letter does not say that her husband, the US citizen, should come, is this an option that he can come or not come?

2. If this interview goes well, will my mom get approved for her I-485 or will she have to go through the formal I-485 interview in the future?

3. Is it possible that a stokes interview will happen during the interview?

My mom has been through a lot of difficult things these years. I really wish that she could get her green card with all the efforts we put in. Thank you so much for your help. I will keep you guys updated of the interview.

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It appears they want to make sure the marriage is legit.

The G-56 is a General Call In Letter that is requesting you to bring additional evidence.

1. Yes - bring the spouse - that could be considered evidence.

2. Probably will approve it or send it up for further consideration. (most likely the former)

3. Since this is your "first" interview, not likely to be a stokes. But I would prepare for one due to the time between submission and interview.

My Advice is usually based on "Worst Case Scenario" and what is written in the rules/laws/instructions. That is the way I roll... -Protect your Status - file before your I-94 expires.

WARNING: Phrases in this post may sound meaner than they were intended to be. Read the Adjudicator's Field Manual from USCIS

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China

ya, is 'the interview'


it's been 2+ years now - so she should have been able to generate LOTS of evidence for co-mingling of finances.

I pray that's the case, really.

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: India

Hey Connecticut I got same kind of letter which ur mom got in 2010 can u plz tell me how was her interview, was it a stokes interview, was there any problem getting such notice can u plz plz plz reply me I m very concerned

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