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Hello everyone! Good day!

I will be having my Interview at the U.S Embassy Manila this coming Friday (Feb.18th)

I'm a little bit nervous though very excited, mixed emotions and everything (negatives and positives)

Anyway, here are the documents that I will bring during my Interview.

Please help me.... any suggestions, comments, advices or recommendations is Very Very Highly Appreciated.

* Appointment letter

* Beneficiary Birth Certificate (NSO Authenticated)

* Marriage Certicifate (NSO Authenticated)

* CENOMAR

* Certificate of Marriage ( Advisory on Marriages NSO Authenticated)

* NBI

* Police Clearance Certificate ( U.A.E )

* Affidavit of Support I-864 and I-134

* Husband Income Tax Return 2007, 2008, 2009

* Proof of Relation (Pictures, letters, Cards, Money Transfer Receipts, E-mails, Chat logs and Hubby's Telephone Bills (February 2010 and January 2011 phone bill only)

Additional docs.

* Husband Birth Certificate (photocopy only)

* Divorce Decree

* Husband Passport (photocopy only)

I also photocopy and bring some of my valid ID's and my School Transcript of Records just in case.

Another thing is My husband sent me his 1040 tax and his W2 for the year 2010 via E-mail (scan & print), and since it was not included on the package that we sent to the NVC last year ago I've decided not to show it during my interview, but I will bring it also just in case if they will ask about it ( Is it a wise move or not?? )

Please... Anybody who are through or done with the interview please give me any advice about my documents. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!

and God bless...

=)


12May2010 - USCIS (INITIAL REVIEW)

17May2010 - second touch (INITIAL REVIEW)

06Oct2010 - (POST DECISION ACTIVITY)Petition approved and forwarded our case to NVC

18Oct2010 - Received Email frm NVC and notice to pay the AOS

22Oct2010 - Paid the AOS (88$) "IN-PROCESS"

28Oct2010 - Received Email from NVC (receipt&cover letter)"PAID"

28Oct2010 - Sent Cover letter and DS-3032

18Nov2010 - Paid IV Bill (404$) for the visa. "IN-PROCESS"

20Nov2010 - Payment status "PAID"

22Nov2010 - Sent DS-230 and Additional supporting docs.

25Nov2010 - THANKSGIVING DAY!

16Dec2010 - Called NVC and told us we got an RFE

16Dec2010 - RFE Sent (Original Marriage Cert. and birth Cert.)

23Dec2010 - NVC received our checklist letter response

11Jan2011 - S.I.F

13Jan2011 - Case Complete

24Jan2011 - Interview Appointent Scheduled

08Feb2011 - Day 1 Medical Exam

09Feb2011 - Day 2 Medical Exam

Interview date:February 18, 2011 @ 6:45am - APPROVED!!!

POE - Chicago Illinois ~02March2011~

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2010 tax return won't be a problem,just bring it with you if they ask for it like you said, i didn't even have it during my interview and it went fine.

Try to remember the important "dates" e.g. when your relationship started, date of wedding etc. and one last thing just PRAY and RELAX, there's really nothing to worry about. Good luck and sleep good tonight. :)

Hmmn...i'm not sure if you have to bring his pay stubs too, but if there's no problem with his income, the pre-interviewer won't even bother to look at the pay stubs.

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Here is the link that we'll get our info from... IV Packet info for consulate. Seems you have most things in hand otherwise. Best of luck in your Journey!!!

Bob


  • Married in Manila: 08/20/2010
  • I-130 Sent to lockbox: 10/01/2010
  • I-130 Received: 10/03/2010
  • NOA-1 Received: 10/04/2010
  • NOA-2 Received: 02/01/2011
  • Received NVC: 02/08/2011
  • AOS Bill Generated: 02/10/2011
  • AOS Bill Paid: 02/10/2011
  • DS 3032 Emailed: 02/10/2011
  • IV Bill Generated: 02/14/2011
  • IV Bill Paid: 02/14/2011
  • IV Packet Received @ NVC:02/22/2011
  • NVC Completed 03/08/2011
  • Interview Date Post Sputum results May 17
  • Results negative, Interview scheduled 6/13
  • Placed in A/R 06/13/2011
  • I-601 required 07/18/2011
  • I-601 filed 11/9/2011
  • I-601 approved 11/29/11
  • 2nd Sputum test ordered 12/21/11
  • 2nd Sputum Test passed 02/21/12
  • Visa Approved!! 03/15/2012
  • Visa In Hand 03/17/2012
  • POE SFO 03/24/2012

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Here is the link that we'll get our info from... IV Packet info for consulate. Seems you have most things in hand otherwise. Best of luck in your Journey!!!

Bob

hey Bob,

i was just looking at that link. is it me or shouldn't most of that have been already forwarded by the NVC to the embassy in PI? or bring copies of what was given to the NVC just in case stuff got misplaced along the way and the interviewer asks for it?


NVC

4/14/2011: NVC RECEIVED-NO CASE NUMBER YET

4/19/2011: CASE NUMBER ASSIGNED

4/21/2011: AOS BILL PAID

5/04/2011: IV BILL GENERATED AND PAID

5/11/2011: AOS & IV PACKET SENT

5/13/2011: NVC RECEIVED

5/24/2011: RFE

5/25/2011: RFE SENT

6/02/2011: ADVANCED MEDICAL DAY 1

6/03/2011: ADVANCED MEDICAL DAY 2 PASSED

6/08/2011: SIF

6/09/2011: CC

7/15/2011: 2 YEAR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

8/03/2011: INTERVIEW

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You only need the i-134, i-864 is usually used for AOS.. :) but you are more than prepared!


My Journey:

We met through a study-abroad program in Shanghai, China in August of 2009

We got engaged March of 2010

I received my K1 VISA in 6 months (June-December 2010)

We were married 04/02/2011
I received my conditional 2-year greencard (AOS) in 2.5 months with no interview (April-June 2011)

Our son was born 02/03/2013

I received my masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology 04/17/2013

I received my 10-year greencard (ROC) in 3 months with no interview (March-June 2013)

My husband returned from deployment 06/20/2013

My naturalization journey took 4 months (April-August 2014)

I became a US citizen on 08/01/2014

Received passport in 3 weeks (regular processing)

Thank you, VJ! smile.png

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OOppsss.........this one is much better I think.........Straight from the horse's mouth!!

Sorry again.....

Bob :bonk:


  • Married in Manila: 08/20/2010
  • I-130 Sent to lockbox: 10/01/2010
  • I-130 Received: 10/03/2010
  • NOA-1 Received: 10/04/2010
  • NOA-2 Received: 02/01/2011
  • Received NVC: 02/08/2011
  • AOS Bill Generated: 02/10/2011
  • AOS Bill Paid: 02/10/2011
  • DS 3032 Emailed: 02/10/2011
  • IV Bill Generated: 02/14/2011
  • IV Bill Paid: 02/14/2011
  • IV Packet Received @ NVC:02/22/2011
  • NVC Completed 03/08/2011
  • Interview Date Post Sputum results May 17
  • Results negative, Interview scheduled 6/13
  • Placed in A/R 06/13/2011
  • I-601 required 07/18/2011
  • I-601 filed 11/9/2011
  • I-601 approved 11/29/11
  • 2nd Sputum test ordered 12/21/11
  • 2nd Sputum Test passed 02/21/12
  • Visa Approved!! 03/15/2012
  • Visa In Hand 03/17/2012
  • POE SFO 03/24/2012

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just trying to wrap my head around it. they keep putting the Affidavit of Support for the things to bring to the interview even on the other site Bob put and it's already been filed to NVC. :bonk: :bonk:


NVC

4/14/2011: NVC RECEIVED-NO CASE NUMBER YET

4/19/2011: CASE NUMBER ASSIGNED

4/21/2011: AOS BILL PAID

5/04/2011: IV BILL GENERATED AND PAID

5/11/2011: AOS & IV PACKET SENT

5/13/2011: NVC RECEIVED

5/24/2011: RFE

5/25/2011: RFE SENT

6/02/2011: ADVANCED MEDICAL DAY 1

6/03/2011: ADVANCED MEDICAL DAY 2 PASSED

6/08/2011: SIF

6/09/2011: CC

7/15/2011: 2 YEAR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

8/03/2011: INTERVIEW

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My wife will bring ALL the documents to her interview just for safety sake. We'll get an accordian file folder, tab the dividers and be ready for any question hopefully. I send her everything I do and she sends me everything she files. If not original , copies will do. Better safe than sorry as they say it can take up to or over a month to reschedule another interview. One never knows if something gets lost from the IV packet and they hit you up for it in the interview.

Bob


  • Married in Manila: 08/20/2010
  • I-130 Sent to lockbox: 10/01/2010
  • I-130 Received: 10/03/2010
  • NOA-1 Received: 10/04/2010
  • NOA-2 Received: 02/01/2011
  • Received NVC: 02/08/2011
  • AOS Bill Generated: 02/10/2011
  • AOS Bill Paid: 02/10/2011
  • DS 3032 Emailed: 02/10/2011
  • IV Bill Generated: 02/14/2011
  • IV Bill Paid: 02/14/2011
  • IV Packet Received @ NVC:02/22/2011
  • NVC Completed 03/08/2011
  • Interview Date Post Sputum results May 17
  • Results negative, Interview scheduled 6/13
  • Placed in A/R 06/13/2011
  • I-601 required 07/18/2011
  • I-601 filed 11/9/2011
  • I-601 approved 11/29/11
  • 2nd Sputum test ordered 12/21/11
  • 2nd Sputum Test passed 02/21/12
  • Visa Approved!! 03/15/2012
  • Visa In Hand 03/17/2012
  • POE SFO 03/24/2012

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Confused as to why melissa_endrie has both I-864 AND I-134 for IR-1/CR-1 visa.


NATURALIZATION

02/25/2014 - Eligibility date.

03/03/2014 - N-400 package mailed.

03/11/2014 - Check cashed.

03/14/2014 - NOA received.

04/09/2014 - Biometrics.

04/28/2014 - In-Line for Interview - 6 hours later Interview Scheduled!!

05/02/2014 - Interview Letter received. (Mailed on 29 April)

05/26/2014 - 3 year anniversary.

06/02/2014 - Interview. PASSED!

09/11/2014 - Oath Ceremony.

09/16/2014 - Updated driver licence and registered to vote.

10/08/2014 - Updated Social Security

10/14/2014 - Applied for U.S. Passport

10/27/2014 - U.S. Passport arrived in mail (13 days - DID NOT expedite)

10/30/2014 - Naturalization Certificate arrived in mail (was not folded)

MY IMMIGRATION JOURNEY IS OFFICIALLY FINISHED!!

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My wife will bring ALL the documents to her interview just for safety sake. We'll get an accordian file folder, tab the dividers and be ready for any question hopefully. I send her everything I do and she sends me everything she files. If not original , copies will do. Better safe than sorry as they say it can take up to or over a month to reschedule another interview. One never knows if something gets lost from the IV packet and they hit you up for it in the interview.

Bob

ok so copies then.

just to be clear. i just got confused. anyway yeah we were planning on bringing everything from top to bottom copies of everything that was filed. :thumbs:


NVC

4/14/2011: NVC RECEIVED-NO CASE NUMBER YET

4/19/2011: CASE NUMBER ASSIGNED

4/21/2011: AOS BILL PAID

5/04/2011: IV BILL GENERATED AND PAID

5/11/2011: AOS & IV PACKET SENT

5/13/2011: NVC RECEIVED

5/24/2011: RFE

5/25/2011: RFE SENT

6/02/2011: ADVANCED MEDICAL DAY 1

6/03/2011: ADVANCED MEDICAL DAY 2 PASSED

6/08/2011: SIF

6/09/2011: CC

7/15/2011: 2 YEAR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

8/03/2011: INTERVIEW

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I'm guessing that the I 134 is for Fiance' paths and the 864 is for marriage paths......we're I-130/CR1-IR1 path and the 864 Affidavit of Support is all we were required. Someone please correct me if my guess is wrong.....

Bob


  • Married in Manila: 08/20/2010
  • I-130 Sent to lockbox: 10/01/2010
  • I-130 Received: 10/03/2010
  • NOA-1 Received: 10/04/2010
  • NOA-2 Received: 02/01/2011
  • Received NVC: 02/08/2011
  • AOS Bill Generated: 02/10/2011
  • AOS Bill Paid: 02/10/2011
  • DS 3032 Emailed: 02/10/2011
  • IV Bill Generated: 02/14/2011
  • IV Bill Paid: 02/14/2011
  • IV Packet Received @ NVC:02/22/2011
  • NVC Completed 03/08/2011
  • Interview Date Post Sputum results May 17
  • Results negative, Interview scheduled 6/13
  • Placed in A/R 06/13/2011
  • I-601 required 07/18/2011
  • I-601 filed 11/9/2011
  • I-601 approved 11/29/11
  • 2nd Sputum test ordered 12/21/11
  • 2nd Sputum Test passed 02/21/12
  • Visa Approved!! 03/15/2012
  • Visa In Hand 03/17/2012
  • POE SFO 03/24/2012

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Don't forget the W-2s


May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!

Service Center : Vermont Service Center
Consulate : Bogota, Colombia
Marriage: 2009-08-01
I-130 Sent : 2009-09-29
I-130 NOA1 : 2009-10-06
I-130 Approved : 2010-03-18
NVC Received : 2010-03-23
Case Completed at NVC : 2010-09-16
Interview Date : December 16, 2010
Interview Result : APPROVED
Visa Received : 12/27/10
US Entry :12/29/10
Two-year green card received: 1/19/11
SSN received: 2/2/11
Lifting of Conditions Filed 10/1/12
Lifting of Conditions NOA 10/9/12
Lifting of Conditions Biometrics Appt 10/31/12

Lifting of Conditions Approved 12/10/12

10-yr green card received 1/8/13

N-400 Naturalization Application 10/1/2013
Marital Bliss: Endless

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You only need the i-134, i-864 is usually used for AOS.. :) but you are more than prepared!

The OP is a CR-1 (immigrant).

She does not have to do the AOS after she arrives here in the US, therefore she need the I-864 not the I-134.


Immigration Timeline Summary

10.21.2008 – CR-1 Visa Application Filed (By Hubby's Sec)
09.04.2009 – Visa Interview | Passed
09.10.2009 – Visa Packet Received
09.17.2009 – US Entry | Home
07.05.2011 – ROC Petition Filed
05.01.2012 – ROC Approved (No Interview)
05.18.2012 – 10-year GC Received
06.19.2012 – Eligible to apply for Naturalization
(procrastinated)
06.24.2013 – N-400 Application Filed
09.30.2013 – Civics Test / Interview | Passed
10.03.2013 – Oath Taking Ceremony | Became a USCitizen!
04.14.2014 – Applied for "Expedite Service" Passport (as PI travel date was fast approaching)
04.16.2014 – Passport Issued & Shipped
04.17.2014 – US Passport Received

Our timeline vanished into thin air.

I've contacted the admin several times but I got zero response.

https://meiscookery.wordpress.com

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Its always a good idea to make sure you have everything with you that are orginals

some times they can ask to see them, instead of the copies they have.

Bring everything becasue they could ask for some little stupid thing,

just better to cover your BUTT !

GOOD LUCK

Its no big deal I bet your in and out in 15 minutes :thumbs:

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Confused as to why melissa_endrie has both I-864 AND I-134 for IR-1/CR-1 visa.

The OP only needs the first one. However some applicants bring both (I did) with them.


Immigration Timeline Summary

10.21.2008 – CR-1 Visa Application Filed (By Hubby's Sec)
09.04.2009 – Visa Interview | Passed
09.10.2009 – Visa Packet Received
09.17.2009 – US Entry | Home
07.05.2011 – ROC Petition Filed
05.01.2012 – ROC Approved (No Interview)
05.18.2012 – 10-year GC Received
06.19.2012 – Eligible to apply for Naturalization
(procrastinated)
06.24.2013 – N-400 Application Filed
09.30.2013 – Civics Test / Interview | Passed
10.03.2013 – Oath Taking Ceremony | Became a USCitizen!
04.14.2014 – Applied for "Expedite Service" Passport (as PI travel date was fast approaching)
04.16.2014 – Passport Issued & Shipped
04.17.2014 – US Passport Received

Our timeline vanished into thin air.

I've contacted the admin several times but I got zero response.

https://meiscookery.wordpress.com

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