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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Turkey
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Hey guys,

Hopefully I am on the right side for asking this question..Well preparing for my interview and going banana about it. So excited goshhhh! So dears my photo album is like 2 inch (5 cm) or maybe litlle bit more.I dont know I will be allowed to get it to interview or I should seperate it? Thank you for your helps in advance.

xoxox


USCIS Journey:

January 5 - Petition Sent

January 12 - NOA1 Hard Copy

March 15 - Email I-130 Approved

NVC Journey:

March 20 - Mail NOA2 HardCopy

March 20 - NVC Case Number assigned

March 23 - Got NVC Case Number and gave emails

March 25 - Got AOS Bill / DS-3032

March 27 - Emailed DS-3032

March 27 - Paid AOS Bill

March 31 - AOS Bill shows PAID

March 31 - DS-3032 sent by email accepted

April 07 - Paid IV Bill

April 09 - IV Bill shows PAID

April 09 - Sent AOS package via USPS

April 12 - AOS package Delivered and signed by N. Visa Center

April 13 - Sent DS-230 package via USPS

April 14 - DS-230 package Delivered and signed by N. Visa Center

April 16 - N. Visa Center received all documents

April 23 - LIF!!! Thank you god!<3

April 13 - Sent DS-230 package via USPS

April 14 - DS-230 package Delivered and signed by N. Visa Center

April 16 - N. Visa Center received all documents

April 23 - LIF!!! Thank you god!<3

May 18 - Interview date assigned.

June 04 - Medical Exam

June 22 - Interview- (Got green paper that says on " need more funds $15K on a bank"

June 29 - Sent the bank letter. Waiting for the good news.

July 7 - Got my visa! Thank you god.

August 2- P.O.E - Chicago - Waiting the day that I am gonna reunit with my love! <3

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: India
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What I did was buy a bindable mock leather binder from an Office Supply store, and then I bought replaceable photo sheets from the local Hobby Lobby... this way I could take them out at the interview and slide them in the slot...

I dont think it matters how thick your photo album is as long as you can slide what ever into the slot... I mean at the security check they didnt care in India... you just put your things in a tray and they Xray'd it

From my experience the interviewer didnt want me to slide anything to her, she asked me to hold the photo album up and flip through it for her...


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03/25/2010: Called NVC .. INTERVIEW May 27 @ 7:45!! Woot Woot

05/27/2010: Approved at the interview, but put on AP afterwards :(

06/27/2010: Really missing my Hubby :*(

07/29/2010: Visa Issued!! AP is OVER!!

07/31/2010: Visa in hand!!! Thank you GOD!

09/01/2010: POE JFK

2 Amazing Years Later!!!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Turkey
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Guys I just added pics of my preparation for my interview.What are you thinking I did not make cover sheets for my files.Let me hear about what are you thinking.Ty

http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/3905/gozluklu015.jpg

http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8333/gozluklu014.jpg

Edited by LoveRaja

USCIS Journey:

January 5 - Petition Sent

January 12 - NOA1 Hard Copy

March 15 - Email I-130 Approved

NVC Journey:

March 20 - Mail NOA2 HardCopy

March 20 - NVC Case Number assigned

March 23 - Got NVC Case Number and gave emails

March 25 - Got AOS Bill / DS-3032

March 27 - Emailed DS-3032

March 27 - Paid AOS Bill

March 31 - AOS Bill shows PAID

March 31 - DS-3032 sent by email accepted

April 07 - Paid IV Bill

April 09 - IV Bill shows PAID

April 09 - Sent AOS package via USPS

April 12 - AOS package Delivered and signed by N. Visa Center

April 13 - Sent DS-230 package via USPS

April 14 - DS-230 package Delivered and signed by N. Visa Center

April 16 - N. Visa Center received all documents

April 23 - LIF!!! Thank you god!<3

April 13 - Sent DS-230 package via USPS

April 14 - DS-230 package Delivered and signed by N. Visa Center

April 16 - N. Visa Center received all documents

April 23 - LIF!!! Thank you god!<3

May 18 - Interview date assigned.

June 04 - Medical Exam

June 22 - Interview- (Got green paper that says on " need more funds $15K on a bank"

June 29 - Sent the bank letter. Waiting for the good news.

July 7 - Got my visa! Thank you god.

August 2- P.O.E - Chicago - Waiting the day that I am gonna reunit with my love! <3

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Turkey
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When we went to our interview, in Ankara, I had several binders of documentation and a large photo album. We had to stop at a desk, before going into the interview room, and submit our documentation. They wouldn't accept all of it, saying I had too much, and would only let me submit half of it. They took it to the interview for us and we did not have to slide it under the window.

I was allowed to take the other binders into the interview room and when we walked up to the window I made sure to let the person know I had other documentation with me. The documentation that they DID take was too big to slip under the window to give it back to me, so someone had to walk around and bring it to us.

One other thing.. if you are both planning on going to the interview you might want to email the embassy and ask them if the USC is allowed to. You ARE allowed to, but I made sure I had it in writing before our interview. They were NOT goign to let me in, but I refused to be turned away and kept telling them I had an email from the embassy saying I could attend. I had to talk to three guards before someone would listen to me and look at the email. Then they let me in. Get it in writting and dont take no for an answer if the try to make you wait on the street instead of letting you in the interview with your spouse.

Our experience in Ankara was pretty good. Feel free to read our consulate report in our time line. Insallah all will go well for you too.

Edited by Jenn and Fuat

02/23/08 - Met in Turkey
07/09/08 - Denial of Visitor Visa to U.S.A.
06/04/09 - 2nd Denial of Visitor Visa to U.S.A.

09/22/09 - I-129F Sent
09/24/2009 - NOA1
10/19/2009 - NOA2

INTERVIEW DATE - February 23, 2010 - also the two year anniversary of the day we met smile.png

03/30/2010 - Married

04/29/2010 - Mailed AOS Packet
07/14/2010 - AOS Approved!
07/24/2010 - Green Card in Hand!

04/26/2012 - Mailed ROC Packet
01/03/2012- ROC Approved

01/10/2013 - 10 year Green Card in Hand

04/14/2102 - Mailed N400 Packet

05/13/2013 - Biometrics
08/19/2013 - Citizenship interview

09/18/2013 - Oath Cermony.

It's finally all over! He's a citizen :)

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Turkey
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Guys I just added pics of my preparation for my interview.What are you thinking I did not make cover sheets for my files.Let me hear about what are you thinking.Ty

http://img295.images...gozluklu015.jpg

http://img189.images...gozluklu014.jpg

Well this is the righ link you can see.Sorry for posting again.

http://img27.imageshack.us/slideshow/webplayer.php?id=kopyasgozluklu009.jpg


USCIS Journey:

January 5 - Petition Sent

January 12 - NOA1 Hard Copy

March 15 - Email I-130 Approved

NVC Journey:

March 20 - Mail NOA2 HardCopy

March 20 - NVC Case Number assigned

March 23 - Got NVC Case Number and gave emails

March 25 - Got AOS Bill / DS-3032

March 27 - Emailed DS-3032

March 27 - Paid AOS Bill

March 31 - AOS Bill shows PAID

March 31 - DS-3032 sent by email accepted

April 07 - Paid IV Bill

April 09 - IV Bill shows PAID

April 09 - Sent AOS package via USPS

April 12 - AOS package Delivered and signed by N. Visa Center

April 13 - Sent DS-230 package via USPS

April 14 - DS-230 package Delivered and signed by N. Visa Center

April 16 - N. Visa Center received all documents

April 23 - LIF!!! Thank you god!<3

April 13 - Sent DS-230 package via USPS

April 14 - DS-230 package Delivered and signed by N. Visa Center

April 16 - N. Visa Center received all documents

April 23 - LIF!!! Thank you god!<3

May 18 - Interview date assigned.

June 04 - Medical Exam

June 22 - Interview- (Got green paper that says on " need more funds $15K on a bank"

June 29 - Sent the bank letter. Waiting for the good news.

July 7 - Got my visa! Thank you god.

August 2- P.O.E - Chicago - Waiting the day that I am gonna reunit with my love! <3

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Turkey
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What I did was buy a bindable mock leather binder from an Office Supply store, and then I bought replaceable photo sheets from the local Hobby Lobby... this way I could take them out at the interview and slide them in the slot...

I dont think it matters how thick your photo album is as long as you can slide what ever into the slot... I mean at the security check they didnt care in India... you just put your things in a tray and they Xray'd it

From my experience the interviewer didnt want me to slide anything to her, she asked me to hold the photo album up and flip through it for her...

TY so much Amit-N-MelodyB-)

When we went to our interview, in Ankara, I had several binders of documentation and a large photo album. We had to stop at a desk, before going into the interview room, and submit our documentation. They wouldn't accept all of it, saying I had too much, and would only let me submit half of it. They took it to the interview for us and we did not have to slide it under the window.

I was allowed to take the other binders into the interview room and when we walked up to the window I made sure to let the person know I had other documentation with me. The documentation that they DID take was too big to slip under the window to give it back to me, so someone had to walk around and bring it to us.

One other thing.. if you are both planning on going to the interview you might want to email the embassy and ask them if the USC is allowed to. You ARE allowed to, but I made sure I had it in writing before our interview. They were NOT goign to let me in, but I refused to be turned away and kept telling them I had an email from the embassy saying I could attend. I had to talk to three guards before someone would listen to me and look at the email. Then they let me in. Get it in writting and dont take no for an answer if the try to make you wait on the street instead of letting you in the interview with your spouse.

Our experience in Ankara was pretty good. Feel free to read our consulate report in our time line. Insallah all will go well for you too.

Jenn and Fuat..Maybe u can check the link that I putted on my previous message.And my husband wont be able to join interview.According to your message I may have to lesser my photos.:unsure:Ty for your reply.

Edited by LoveRaja

USCIS Journey:

January 5 - Petition Sent

January 12 - NOA1 Hard Copy

March 15 - Email I-130 Approved

NVC Journey:

March 20 - Mail NOA2 HardCopy

March 20 - NVC Case Number assigned

March 23 - Got NVC Case Number and gave emails

March 25 - Got AOS Bill / DS-3032

March 27 - Emailed DS-3032

March 27 - Paid AOS Bill

March 31 - AOS Bill shows PAID

March 31 - DS-3032 sent by email accepted

April 07 - Paid IV Bill

April 09 - IV Bill shows PAID

April 09 - Sent AOS package via USPS

April 12 - AOS package Delivered and signed by N. Visa Center

April 13 - Sent DS-230 package via USPS

April 14 - DS-230 package Delivered and signed by N. Visa Center

April 16 - N. Visa Center received all documents

April 23 - LIF!!! Thank you god!<3

April 13 - Sent DS-230 package via USPS

April 14 - DS-230 package Delivered and signed by N. Visa Center

April 16 - N. Visa Center received all documents

April 23 - LIF!!! Thank you god!<3

May 18 - Interview date assigned.

June 04 - Medical Exam

June 22 - Interview- (Got green paper that says on " need more funds $15K on a bank"

June 29 - Sent the bank letter. Waiting for the good news.

July 7 - Got my visa! Thank you god.

August 2- P.O.E - Chicago - Waiting the day that I am gonna reunit with my love! <3

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: India
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I had about 300 hundred pictures. Total three albums. Two for our wedding and one that included pictures from when we were dating in college. I took the thin bendable ones that you can slide under the window. I organized it such that it included all the 'important' pictures were right at the start--him with my parents, me with his mom, graduation day, with friends, signing the marriage certificate. Of course, they didn't ask to see a single thing but oh well, I'm glad I went prepared.


03/27/2009: Engaged in Ithaca, New York.
08/17/2009: Wedding in Calcutta, India.
09/29/2009: I-130 NOA1
01/25/2010: I-130 NOA2
03/23/2010: Case completed.
05/12/2010: CR-1 interview at Mumbai, India.
05/20/2010: US Entry, Chicago.
03/01/2012: ROC NOA1.
03/26/2012: Biometrics completed.
12/07/2012: 10 year card production ordered.

09/25/2013: N-400 NOA1

10/16/2013: Biometrics completed

12/03/2013: Interview

12/20/2013: Oath ceremony

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Turkey
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I had about 300 hundred pictures. Total three albums. Two for our wedding and one that included pictures from when we were dating in college. I took the thin bendable ones that you can slide under the window. I organized it such that it included all the 'important' pictures were right at the start--him with my parents, me with his mom, graduation day, with friends, signing the marriage certificate. Of course, they didn't ask to see a single thing but oh well, I'm glad I went prepared.

http://img27.imagesh...gozluklu009.jpg As you see I guess I need to seperate them.Maybe 2 files more...Ty sachinky :luv:

Edited by LoveRaja

USCIS Journey:

January 5 - Petition Sent

January 12 - NOA1 Hard Copy

March 15 - Email I-130 Approved

NVC Journey:

March 20 - Mail NOA2 HardCopy

March 20 - NVC Case Number assigned

March 23 - Got NVC Case Number and gave emails

March 25 - Got AOS Bill / DS-3032

March 27 - Emailed DS-3032

March 27 - Paid AOS Bill

March 31 - AOS Bill shows PAID

March 31 - DS-3032 sent by email accepted

April 07 - Paid IV Bill

April 09 - IV Bill shows PAID

April 09 - Sent AOS package via USPS

April 12 - AOS package Delivered and signed by N. Visa Center

April 13 - Sent DS-230 package via USPS

April 14 - DS-230 package Delivered and signed by N. Visa Center

April 16 - N. Visa Center received all documents

April 23 - LIF!!! Thank you god!<3

April 13 - Sent DS-230 package via USPS

April 14 - DS-230 package Delivered and signed by N. Visa Center

April 16 - N. Visa Center received all documents

April 23 - LIF!!! Thank you god!<3

May 18 - Interview date assigned.

June 04 - Medical Exam

June 22 - Interview- (Got green paper that says on " need more funds $15K on a bank"

June 29 - Sent the bank letter. Waiting for the good news.

July 7 - Got my visa! Thank you god.

August 2- P.O.E - Chicago - Waiting the day that I am gonna reunit with my love! <3

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Japan
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i just printed 100 photos and put them in the photo box you get at the print shop. and sent those in the box as is.

i don't see a need to bother with an actual album. they would only glance at them if they even look. why would i send them a REAL album and spend money on something like that? they only need photos. if i put together a real album i would never give it to anyone. i would keep it for myself.

but that is just me.

i wouldn't spend too much time on it.


USCIS JOURNEY

12-08-09 - I-130 Delivered to Chicago Lockbox

12-11-09 - Notice of Action (NOA1)

02-25-10 - Notice of Action 2 (NOA2) ~CA service center~

03-23-10 - PCC Applied - GET 04/01

Your I-130 was approved in 76 days from your NOA1 date

NVC JOURNEY

03-03-10 - NVC Case Number Assigned

03-05-10 - Email give

03-09-10 - AOS bill; Agent Email Get

03-10-10 - Paid AOS Bill; Email/Mail DS-3032

03-12-10 - AOS Bill Status: PAID

03-15-10 - IV Bill Email Get; Pay IV Bill

03-16-10 - IV Bill Status: PAID; AOS @ NVC

04-07-10 - IV Pack @ NVC

04-12-10 - IV Pack Enters AVR

04-20-10 - Log-in Fail

04-21-10 - Case Complete

04-30-10 - Interview Date Assigned

05-07-10 - NVC Forwards Case to Embassy, Tokyo

Your case was complete in 50 days at NVC

EMBASSY JOURNEY

04-16-10 - Medical Exam ($400) - PASSED

05-10-10 - Embassy Receives Case from NVC

06-28-10 - INTERVIEW - Moved

06-21-10 - INTERVIEW - APPROVED!

06-22-10 - Visa Received

Your interview took 192 days from your I-130 NOA1 date

USA JOURNEY

07-05-10 - US Entry

07-26-10 - Request SSC @ SS office

07-28-10 - Welcome Letter (2nd on 8/9)

08-02-10 - SSC GET

08-12-10 - Green Card GET -38 days

04-05-2012 - File I-751: APPROVED 10/17

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Turkey
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Hey guys,

Hopefully I am on the right side for asking this question..Well preparing for my interview and going banana about it. So excited goshhhh! So dears my photo album is like 2 inch (5 cm) or maybe litlle bit more.I dont know I will be allowed to get it to interview or I should seperate it? Thank you for your helps in advance.

xoxox

Honey, I think what you got there is more than enough :star:


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USCIS Journey:

January 5/2010 - Petition Sent

January 12 - NOA1 Hard Copy

March 15 - Email I-130 Approved

NVC Journey:

March 20 - Mail NOA2 HardCopy

March 20 - NVC Case Number assigned

March 23 - Got NVC Case Number and gave emails

March 25 - Got AOS Bill / DS-3032

March 27 - Emailed DS-3032

March 27 - Paid AOS Bill

March 31 - AOS Bill shows PAID

March 31 - DS-3032 sent by email accepted

April 07 - Paid IV Bill

April 09 - IV Bill shows PAID

April 09 - Sent AOS package via USPS

April 12 - AOS package Delivered and signed by N. Visa Center

April 13 - Sent DS-230 package via USPS

April 14 - DS-230 package Delivered and signed by N. Visa Center

April 16 - N. Visa Center received all documents

April 23 - LIF!!! Sweeet!!! Thank You Bhagvan / inşallah =)

May 18 - Interview date assigned June 22 @ 8:30 am. Thank you Bhagvan again / inşallah =)

June 04 - Wife went for medical and got it done

June 22 - Wife's interview (Missing Bank statement) =(

June 25 - Sent Bank letter to wife

June 29 - Wife got the bank letter and sent it to embassy

July 07 - Wife got visa in hand!! Thank You Bhagvan / inşallah =)

Aug 02 - Wife's POE!!! (Excited) =)

Aug 02 - Picked up my wife at 8:45 pm (Super happy to be with her again) =)

Aug 02/2010 - Lifting of Conditions

**Thank You VJ Family especially sachinky**

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Turkey
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http://img27.imagesh...gozluklu009.jpg As you see I guess I need to seperate them.Maybe 2 files more...Ty sachinky :luv:

What you have looks great. Your photo album is about the size that mine was. Be prepared they may not accept other documentation if you try to submitg the album in Ankara. They would only let me turn in one binder, so I took out half the photos and put other things in the binder. I think you are good to go... I stressed out over the documentation more than I needed to. They looked at it, talked to us for all of five minutes and then gave us the visa. Good luck!!!


02/23/08 - Met in Turkey
07/09/08 - Denial of Visitor Visa to U.S.A.
06/04/09 - 2nd Denial of Visitor Visa to U.S.A.

09/22/09 - I-129F Sent
09/24/2009 - NOA1
10/19/2009 - NOA2

INTERVIEW DATE - February 23, 2010 - also the two year anniversary of the day we met smile.png

03/30/2010 - Married

04/29/2010 - Mailed AOS Packet
07/14/2010 - AOS Approved!
07/24/2010 - Green Card in Hand!

04/26/2012 - Mailed ROC Packet
01/03/2012- ROC Approved

01/10/2013 - 10 year Green Card in Hand

04/14/2102 - Mailed N400 Packet

05/13/2013 - Biometrics
08/19/2013 - Citizenship interview

09/18/2013 - Oath Cermony.

It's finally all over! He's a citizen :)

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