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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Egypt
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From what I have read usually when a U.S. spouse goes to the interview with their spouse. The interviewer usually targets (I say targets because they usually ask the U.S. spouse most of the questions). My predicament is...They usually ask about the job of the U.S. spouse. I have been receiving SSD since 1999 and they know this. This is why we have a joint sponsor. So, if they ask me if I'm going to go back to work. My answer to them is...SSD has a ticket to work program and can send me to a vocational school to train me for a job. It's a trial and error thing. This is what I want to do. But it's trial and error like I said. I printed out information on these two things but due to the interview coming up soon I won't be able to start this process until we come home. If anyone has any advice on this subject please feel free to give me your opinion. Thank You in advance!!! Good Luck on your Visa Journey!!! Also any input on what else I should take???


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ROC TIMELINE

Sent I-751: 05/29/2012
Rcvd I-751: 05/30/2012
Cashed Check: 06/08/2012
Date on NOA #1: 05/30/2012
Date Rcvd NOA #1: 06/11/2012
Biometrics Notice Date: 06/25/2012
Rcvd Biometrics Notice: 06/29/2012
Biometrics Appointment: 07/12/2012

Requested Evidence Of Good Faith Marriage RFE: 02-16-2013

Respond to RFE before: 05/07/2013

Mailed Response Pkg: 05/01/2013

USPS Overnight-CSC Rcvd Pkg: 05/02/2013

Rcvd Notice Transferred Case to Local Office for Interview: 05/23/2013

Rcvd Interview Letter: 06/15/2013

Interview Date: 07/18/2013

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Egypt
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I don't think you will have a problem at all with it, SD. Just be honest with them. If and when they do ask you about support of your husband in the US, tell them that you are on disability as of now, but you do have a cosponsor and you have plans to go back to school in the fall. Look at them in the eyes and be straight forward. Really, they are not there to call you a liar or lazy or anything like that.

I doubt very seriously if they will ask you for proof of the schooling you are planning on doing, but they may ask you what line of work are you planning on going to school for.

Give them just enough information to show you are being honest, but you don't have to give them your life story. Plus they are doing so many of other interviews they don't want to hear your life story.

I was just as worried as you are right now before the interview, and trust me, I have a tendency of talking somebody's ear off when I am nervous! Just take a deep breath and you will do fine! Go in as a confident, self assured woman, smiling and looking straight at them and they will see that you are being open and honest about everything and it will be fine!!

Good luck!!


"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. " – Herm Albright

POE: JFK New York: 04/18/2010
Receive Green Card in mail: 06/03/2010
Received SSN: 06/17/2010
Received NEW SS CARD: 07/20/2010
(to match GC!)
Got JOB!!: 09/27/2010
Got a better JOB!!: 11/20/2010

ROC Mailed: 02/16/2012
Check cashed: 02/24/2012
NOA received dated for: 02/22/2012
Biometrics dated:
04/18/2012
RFE:
10/23/2012
RFE Response Confirmed: 11/16/2012
Interview at Orlando office: 02/13/2013

2nd RFE!!: 10/03/13

2nd RFE Response: 10/09/2013

Update Biometrics: 10/13/2013 NEVER GOT 10 yr card!

N-400 mailed: 01/21/2014

Biometrics (N-400): 02/21/2014

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Morocco
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It's best to be as prepared as possible, but I wouldn't worry TOO much about this. When I petitioned for my SO, I wasn't working either - I had income from another (private) source. They are only interested in your being able to support the beneficiary. If you're asked about work, I would recommend definitely mentioning the ticket to work program. If you have a start date, that would be good - then you can tell them not only that you're planning to do it, but you can tell them when you start. I wouldn't say anything about the "trial and error" part of it. No need to bring attention to that. Really, NOTHING is guaranteed - no job, business, anything. I think they realize there are no absolute guarantees - they're just looking to make sure that the person coming over is not LIKELY to become a public charge.

Best of luck!

venusfire


met online May 2006

visited him in Morocco July 2006

K-1 petition sent late September 2006 after second visit

December 2006 - third trip - went for his visa interview (stood outside all day)

visa approved! arrived here together right before Christmas 2006

married January 2007

AOS paperwork sent February 2007

RFE (yipee)

another RFE (yikes)

AOS approval July 2007

sent Removal of Conditions paperwork 01 May 2009

received I-751 NOA 14 May 2009

received ASC appt. notice 28 May 2009

biometrics appt. 12 June 2009

I-751 approval date 25 Sept 2009 (no updates on the system - still says 'received'/"initial review")

19 Oct 2009 - got text message "card production ordered"

24 Oct 2009 - actual card in the mail box!

sent his N-400 - 14 May 2010

check cashed 27 May 2010

NOA received 29 May 2010 (dated 24 May)

Biometrics Appointment Letter received 17 June 2010

Biometrics scheduled for 08 July 2010; walk-in successfully done in Philadelphia 07 July 2010

02 Oct 2010 - FINALLY got email saying the case was being transferred to the local office. Hoping to get his interview letter soon...

05 Oct 2010 - received interview letter!!!!

08 November 2010 - scheduled for N-400 interview

- went together for interview; file isn't there - need to wait to be rescheduled

Jan 2011 - went for Infopass

25 Feb 2011 - interview

19 April 2011 - Infopass

8 July 2011 - HE'S FINALLY A CITIZEN - WOO HOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

30 July 2011 - citizenship party

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Egypt
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Thank You both I'm just very nervous. I don't want this to be the only reason they don't let my hubby come home. Thank You Both Very Much!!!


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ROC TIMELINE

Sent I-751: 05/29/2012
Rcvd I-751: 05/30/2012
Cashed Check: 06/08/2012
Date on NOA #1: 05/30/2012
Date Rcvd NOA #1: 06/11/2012
Biometrics Notice Date: 06/25/2012
Rcvd Biometrics Notice: 06/29/2012
Biometrics Appointment: 07/12/2012

Requested Evidence Of Good Faith Marriage RFE: 02-16-2013

Respond to RFE before: 05/07/2013

Mailed Response Pkg: 05/01/2013

USPS Overnight-CSC Rcvd Pkg: 05/02/2013

Rcvd Notice Transferred Case to Local Office for Interview: 05/23/2013

Rcvd Interview Letter: 06/15/2013

Interview Date: 07/18/2013

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Egypt
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Don't worry, you will do great!! good.gif


"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. " – Herm Albright

POE: JFK New York: 04/18/2010
Receive Green Card in mail: 06/03/2010
Received SSN: 06/17/2010
Received NEW SS CARD: 07/20/2010
(to match GC!)
Got JOB!!: 09/27/2010
Got a better JOB!!: 11/20/2010

ROC Mailed: 02/16/2012
Check cashed: 02/24/2012
NOA received dated for: 02/22/2012
Biometrics dated:
04/18/2012
RFE:
10/23/2012
RFE Response Confirmed: 11/16/2012
Interview at Orlando office: 02/13/2013

2nd RFE!!: 10/03/13

2nd RFE Response: 10/09/2013

Update Biometrics: 10/13/2013 NEVER GOT 10 yr card!

N-400 mailed: 01/21/2014

Biometrics (N-400): 02/21/2014

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Japan
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i think as long as you have a co-sponsor it should be fine. and hopefully your spouse will get a job and work too. you could mention that.


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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Egypt
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Don't worry, you will do great!! good.gif

Thank You!!! I'm sure when we get there it wont be so scary. Thank You!!!


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ROC TIMELINE

Sent I-751: 05/29/2012
Rcvd I-751: 05/30/2012
Cashed Check: 06/08/2012
Date on NOA #1: 05/30/2012
Date Rcvd NOA #1: 06/11/2012
Biometrics Notice Date: 06/25/2012
Rcvd Biometrics Notice: 06/29/2012
Biometrics Appointment: 07/12/2012

Requested Evidence Of Good Faith Marriage RFE: 02-16-2013

Respond to RFE before: 05/07/2013

Mailed Response Pkg: 05/01/2013

USPS Overnight-CSC Rcvd Pkg: 05/02/2013

Rcvd Notice Transferred Case to Local Office for Interview: 05/23/2013

Rcvd Interview Letter: 06/15/2013

Interview Date: 07/18/2013

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Egypt
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i think as long as you have a co-sponsor it should be fine. and hopefully your spouse will get a job and work too. you could mention that.

Thank You!!!


uuykxfxaj.png

5CKxJL5.jpg5CKxm5.pngUKm0.jpg

ROC TIMELINE

Sent I-751: 05/29/2012
Rcvd I-751: 05/30/2012
Cashed Check: 06/08/2012
Date on NOA #1: 05/30/2012
Date Rcvd NOA #1: 06/11/2012
Biometrics Notice Date: 06/25/2012
Rcvd Biometrics Notice: 06/29/2012
Biometrics Appointment: 07/12/2012

Requested Evidence Of Good Faith Marriage RFE: 02-16-2013

Respond to RFE before: 05/07/2013

Mailed Response Pkg: 05/01/2013

USPS Overnight-CSC Rcvd Pkg: 05/02/2013

Rcvd Notice Transferred Case to Local Office for Interview: 05/23/2013

Rcvd Interview Letter: 06/15/2013

Interview Date: 07/18/2013

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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Take anything and everything you can think of even if you think its something not needed. Certified divorce papers, birth certificates for you and him and any children either of you have, your marriage certificate and marriage certificates of any previous marriages, phone records, text records, chat logs, all photos you have together and with family and friends, proof of marriage party, cv/resume for both of you, proof of your disability benefits and medical proof of your disability, any proof of plans to attend schooling, boarding passes, iteneraries, passport visa stamps and entry and exit stamps.. seriously, anything and everything even if it seems not necessary because the one paper you do not take, will be the one paper they ask for..

I have been through 2 interviews there at cairo( my husband has) first interview they put us in AP because they wanted his cv and a certified copy of a previous marriage i had, he had his cv there. and Second interview they put us in AP because they wanted a copy of my babies birth certificate, i was pregnant when we met and we married shortly after delivery and we made sure they knew that the baby was not his, it was my ex husband but they still insisted on the birth certificate. so i submitted that and a paternity test cause i know that would be the next paper asked for... Still waiting

Be completely honest and organize the folders so that you know exactly where to find all papers and same with photos, organize them so that you can open right to the photos you want to show them. Always show a document or photo along with your answer if you have something that pertains to the question they are asking.

Most of all, good luck to you!!!

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Egypt
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Take anything and everything you can think of even if you think its something not needed. Certified divorce papers, birth certificates for you and him and any children either of you have, your marriage certificate and marriage certificates of any previous marriages, phone records, text records, chat logs, all photos you have together and with family and friends, proof of marriage party, cv/resume for both of you, proof of your disability benefits and medical proof of your disability, any proof of plans to attend schooling, boarding passes, iteneraries, passport visa stamps and entry and exit stamps.. seriously, anything and everything even if it seems not necessary because the one paper you do not take, will be the one paper they ask for..

I have been through 2 interviews there at cairo( my husband has) first interview they put us in AP because they wanted his cv and a certified copy of a previous marriage i had, he had his cv there. and Second interview they put us in AP because they wanted a copy of my babies birth certificate, i was pregnant when we met and we married shortly after delivery and we made sure they knew that the baby was not his, it was my ex husband but they still insisted on the birth certificate. so i submitted that and a paternity test cause i know that would be the next paper asked for... Still waiting

Be completely honest and organize the folders so that you know exactly where to find all papers and same with photos, organize them so that you can open right to the photos you want to show them. Always show a document or photo along with your answer if you have something that pertains to the question they are asking.

Most of all, good luck to you!!!

Oh my goodness I am so sorry you have been through so much!!! Thank You for all of this information there are things I never even thought of. Thank You So Much!!! Good Luck with your next interview!!!


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ROC TIMELINE

Sent I-751: 05/29/2012
Rcvd I-751: 05/30/2012
Cashed Check: 06/08/2012
Date on NOA #1: 05/30/2012
Date Rcvd NOA #1: 06/11/2012
Biometrics Notice Date: 06/25/2012
Rcvd Biometrics Notice: 06/29/2012
Biometrics Appointment: 07/12/2012

Requested Evidence Of Good Faith Marriage RFE: 02-16-2013

Respond to RFE before: 05/07/2013

Mailed Response Pkg: 05/01/2013

USPS Overnight-CSC Rcvd Pkg: 05/02/2013

Rcvd Notice Transferred Case to Local Office for Interview: 05/23/2013

Rcvd Interview Letter: 06/15/2013

Interview Date: 07/18/2013

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