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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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We had ordered my wife and kids' birth certificates from the Philippines several weeks ago. Of course, our interview is on Thursday and we are still waiting for the birth certificates.

What is worse? Canceling an interview or not having all of the documentation?

On the topic of documentation, we really don't have anything such as bank accounts or bills with both of our names on it because she is still waiting for her social security card to come in the mail. We have pictures, birth certificate of the child we had together, but not much else.

Any thoughts?

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K-1/K-2

Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Manila, Philipines

I-129F Sent : 2009-11-09

I-129F NOA1 : 2009-11-13

I-129F NOA2 : 2010-02-26

NVC Received : 2010-03-05

Consulate Received : 2010-03-13

Packet 3 Received : 2010-04-02

Interview Date : 2010-05-20

Interview Result : Approved

Visa Received : 2010-06-01

US Entry : 2010-09-08

POE : Detroit

Marriage : 2010-10-23

Estimates/Stats : Your I-129f was approved in 105 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 188 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS/EAD

CIS Office : Philadelphia PA

Date Filed : 2011-02-23

NOA Date : 2011-03-15

Bio. Appt. : 2011-04-15

EAD Approved : 2011-04-21

EAD Received : 2011-04-23

Interview : 2011-06-08

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Since many utilities will only put a bill in one person's name, some bills in one name and other bills at the same address but in the other spouse's name serve the same purpose: showing your financial & social lives intermingled.

A copy of your joint tax returns. Tax transcripts from the IRS

Documentation of any vacations that you have taken, including flight itineraries, hotel bills, pictures of you together on vacation

Documentary proof showing evidence of your children together such as Photos etc.

Copies of Christmas cards and other holiday cards addressed to you both

 

 


'PAU' both wife and daughter in the U.S. 08/25/2009

Daughter's' CRBA Manila Embassy 08/07/2008 dual citizenship

http://crbausembassy....wordpress.com/

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Australia
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Since many utilities will only put a bill in one person's name, some bills in one name and other bills at the same address but in the other spouse's name serve the same purpose: showing your financial & social lives intermingled.

Most will still allow you to put two names as the MAILING address. Verizon did this for us. Our elec company had no issue with Mr & Mrs X on the bill.

OP you should at least try and get more because what you listed isn't enough.

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Most will still allow you to put two names as the MAILING address. Verizon did this for us. Our elec company had no issue with Mr & Mrs X on the bill.

OP you should at least try and get more because what you listed isn't enough.

My chosen word 'many' referring to a large number rather then the word 'most' greatest in number. Our utilities, gas and cable will only put one name as the primary account holder, perhaps the word should have been 'some' It's definitely not the word most. :thumbs:

Edited by sjr09

'PAU' both wife and daughter in the U.S. 08/25/2009

Daughter's' CRBA Manila Embassy 08/07/2008 dual citizenship

http://crbausembassy....wordpress.com/

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Australia
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My chosen word 'many' referring to a large number rather then the word 'most' greatest in number. Our utilities, gas and cable will only put one name as the primary account holder, perhaps the word should have been 'some' It's definitely not the word most.

You misunderstand. I'm not saying that most will do two people as "account holders" but instead, there's a way to have the bill mailed to both but the account in just one name.

For Verizon for example they put my name on the "care of" box on the address section of the bill but I'm actually NOT an account holder, it's like putting my name as part of the address (not as a person). Most companies will do something similar to this where you can add a second name on the letter, but only the one name is actually on the account.

If your companies fail to do this you are in the minority but MOST (in the extremely large number of suppliers in the US) will. Sometimes you just need to know what to ask to get it done. I only did the Verizon thing and know that works because someone with Verizon told me. Again, you're not adding your name as an account holder, just to the mailing address.

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A copy of you wedding ceremony invitation in the past or near-future should also work. Or, you can bring some official-addressed mail (such as bills, copy of paychecks) with the same address on there.

Pictures of you two together with the kids are definitely more effective than those additional papers. However, marriage certificate is a must; and that was the first thing they asked my in our interview ... :)

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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Whew...just got the birth certificates in the mail today...talk about cutting it close. The interview is actually tomorrow.

I'm feeling more comfortable about what we are bringing now. Everybody's birth certificate, marriage certificate, a lot of pictures, and insurance statements with her name and the kids' names. One thing that is still bothering me is an original copy of my divorce decree from a previous marriage. It is not where I thought it was. I have copies, but I have to take another look around tonight to find it.

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K-1/K-2

Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Manila, Philipines

I-129F Sent : 2009-11-09

I-129F NOA1 : 2009-11-13

I-129F NOA2 : 2010-02-26

NVC Received : 2010-03-05

Consulate Received : 2010-03-13

Packet 3 Received : 2010-04-02

Interview Date : 2010-05-20

Interview Result : Approved

Visa Received : 2010-06-01

US Entry : 2010-09-08

POE : Detroit

Marriage : 2010-10-23

Estimates/Stats : Your I-129f was approved in 105 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 188 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS/EAD

CIS Office : Philadelphia PA

Date Filed : 2011-02-23

NOA Date : 2011-03-15

Bio. Appt. : 2011-04-15

EAD Approved : 2011-04-21

EAD Received : 2011-04-23

Interview : 2011-06-08

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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an original copy of my divorce decree from a previous marriage. It is not where I thought it was.
Those things have a tendency to disappear on us, but you'll find it. Congratulations on the arrival of the birth certificates; let us know how things go, si man.

06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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Interview was a success....got myself nervous for nothing.....the officer was very nice....she didn't even need to see any of the originals....she asked a few standard questions, then asked for a couple photos and a couple other pieces of documentation showing that we reside in the same house that she could place in the file. We gave her a couple medical and dental insurance statements

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K-1/K-2

Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Manila, Philipines

I-129F Sent : 2009-11-09

I-129F NOA1 : 2009-11-13

I-129F NOA2 : 2010-02-26

NVC Received : 2010-03-05

Consulate Received : 2010-03-13

Packet 3 Received : 2010-04-02

Interview Date : 2010-05-20

Interview Result : Approved

Visa Received : 2010-06-01

US Entry : 2010-09-08

POE : Detroit

Marriage : 2010-10-23

Estimates/Stats : Your I-129f was approved in 105 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 188 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS/EAD

CIS Office : Philadelphia PA

Date Filed : 2011-02-23

NOA Date : 2011-03-15

Bio. Appt. : 2011-04-15

EAD Approved : 2011-04-21

EAD Received : 2011-04-23

Interview : 2011-06-08

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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Thanks for the update, and congratulations, si man! :)


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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