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Filed: Country: Russia
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well I got the letter in the mail today setting a date for going to the interview for my wife. my question is, what do we HAVE to bring? do we really need to bring a copy of every single thing that we sent in the packet? all the I-130 and I-485 forms and supporting evidence? what are the things that are required, and what is are the things to bring "just to be safe?"

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Australia
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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Jamaica
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well I got the letter in the mail today setting a date for going to the interview for my wife. my question is, what do we HAVE to bring? do we really need to bring a copy of every single thing that we sent in the packet? all the I-130 and I-485 forms and supporting evidence? what are the things that are required, and what is are the things to bring "just to be safe?"

Just to be safe, YES U SHOULD... It requires you to bring mostly to originals of what was sent, as most of us sent copies... This is very important to do. Id say bring EVERYthing that was listed in the letter.

I made a list of all that the letter requests and highlighted what was absolutely necessary here: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/249837-april-2010-filers/page__st__810


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01/06/10 - Got Married

AOS from F-1 visa (2 months 2 1/2 weeks or 82 days)

04/14/10 - Sent AOS Package

04/26/10 - Hardcopy NOAs Received

05/16/10 - Biometrics letter

05/19/12 - Successful Walk-in Biometrics in Dover DE

07/07/10 - Interview Appointment in Philly- July 7 @ 11:05 am APPROVED

07/19/10 - 2 YEAR Green Card received

Removal of Conditions (9 months 1 1/2 weeks or 285 days)

04/08/12 - Eligibility date

04/19/12 - Sent ROC Package

04/26/12 - Hardcopy NOAs Received

05/17/10 - Biometrics letter

05/24/12 - Successful Walk-in Biometrics in Dover DE

01/25/13 - APPROVED- ROC card production ordered

02/05/13 - 10 YEAR Green Card received

Naturalization (5 months 2 days or 155 days)

04/15/13 - Eligibility date

06/07/13 - Sent Package

06/20/13 - Hardcopy NOAs Received

06/27/12 - Successful Walk-in Biometrics in Dover DE

07/05/13 - Interview letter sent/In-line notification

08/14/13 - Interview scheduled in Philly @ 1:30 pm APPROVED

11/07/13 - Oath Ceremony

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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You really should bring as much as possible even though it feels awfully redundant. Having too much is FAR better than having too little.

That said- My Husband & I were very very well prepared for our interview. We had stacks of documentation with us-- including everything on the list and then some. Buuuut, during the interview all they asked to see were our photos & our proof of our life together (lease, insurance, joint bank statement). 90% of what we brought along was never even touched or gazed upon.

*sigh*

However, had they requested documents and we had NOT had them-- we would have had an issue on our hands. So, again-- it's always better to be over prepared.

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As we went along in our process, we made 2 identical packages-one we kept, and one we sent to USCIS. That way at interview time we just had to grab the binder with all of the originals in it to take with us. It also included copies of forms and other things we sent. Everything was in the exact same order. It kept us organized and on track.

So yes, we brought everything that we had already submitted, just in case. They do ask to see original documents at times. They also lose things.


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Filed: Country: Canada
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As we went along in our process, we made 2 identical packages-one we kept, and one we sent to USCIS. That way at interview time we just had to grab the binder with all of the originals in it to take with us. It also included copies of forms and other things we sent. Everything was in the exact same order. It kept us organized and on track.

So yes, we brought everything that we had already submitted, just in case. They do ask to see original documents at times. They also lose things.

This is a great idea. :)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Romania
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When we prepared our stuff for the interview I simply followed the checklist that's on the interview letter. It's pretty straight forward. It even states that you need to bring both the originals and copies for all your documentation. Good luck!


My N-400 Journey

06-02-2017 - N-400 package mailed to Dallas Lockbox

06-06-2017 - Credit card charged; received text and email confirming that application was received and NOA is on its way

06-10-2017 - Received NOA letter from NBC dated 06-05-2017

06-16-2017 - Received Biometrics Appointment Letter for 06-28-2017

01-19-2018 - Interview Letter sent

02-27-18 - Interview and Oath Ceremony. Finally US CITIZEN! 

My ROC Journey

03-08-2012 - I-751 package mailed to VSC

03-10-2012 - I-751 package delivered

03-14-2012 - Check cashed

03-15-2012 - NOA received, dated 03-12-2012

04-27-2012 - Biometrics appointment

11-23-2012 - ROC approved

11-28-2012 - Approval letter received

12-06-2012 - 10 years Green Card received

My AOS Journey

04-17-09 I-130&I-485&I-765 received by USCIS

04-19-10 AOS Approved

04-29-10 Green Card received

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I had three folders: 1. one with the copies of all documents that I submitted with AOS. 2. Originals of the evidence stacked in order and labeled. 3. Copies of the evidence documents labeled and stacked in the same order as the originals. I also had two picture albums: one with pictures with two of us throughout our relationship (2 years) and the other with our wedding pictures.

When immigration officer asked for the evidence, I just gave her the folder with copies and picture albums and told her she is welcome to keep anything she wants.


02/12/2010 - Sent AOS package to Chicago Lockbox

02/23/2010 - NOA received for I-485, I-130 and I-765 (Day 11)

03/05/2010 - letter of appointment for Biometrics received (Day 22)

03/05/2010 - I-130 touched. (Day 22)

03/18/2010 - Biometrics taken! (Day 35)

03/19/2010 - I-485 and I-765 Touched. (Day 36)

04/08/2010 - Interview letter received (Day 56)

05/05/2010 - Touch on I-485 (Day 83)

05/06/2010 - Touch on I-130 (Day 84)

05/06/2010 - EAD Card production ordered!

05/21/2010 - Interview @ 8.50AM (Day 99)

05/21/2010 - INTERVIEW APPROVED! (Day 99)

05/24/2010 - Touch on I-485 and I-130(Day 102)

05/24/2010 - Card Production Ordered on May 21!! (Day 102)

05/26/2010 - Card Production Ordered AGAIN. Mhm... (Day 104)

05/26/2010 - EAD Received! (Day 104)

05/27/2010 - I-130 Approval notice and Green Card Welcome Letter received (Day 105)

06/18/2010 - Green Card RECEIVED!!!

06/22/2010 - Applied for SSN

06/30/2010 - SSN received!!

06/30/2010 - Applied for DL...

07/24/2010 - DL and ID Received!!!

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