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I know this has probably been asked a million times over, but please bear with me- I am trying to get our interview stuff together for Tuesday AND I have a new infant in the house! How many photos should I bring? We've been together for over 4 years- should I be bringing just marriage and recent photos or a selection going back to when we first met? Should I be trying to "prove" our relationship ie. bringing along rental agreements, bank accounts, my UK visa paperwork, etc from the UK dating back to spring 2003 when we first moved in together or just the recent bank accounts etc from when my husband finally was allowed to live with his wife in the US from February 2006 to present? I don't think I can cope with getting to the interview and having an arsehole tell me I don't have enough pictures or something stupid like that. Maybe it's the postnatal hormones, but I am ready to explode at any minute and really need to get this interview right for my own (and my family's) sanity!


See my timeline for all previous dates!

Naturalization:

6/28/09: Mail N-400 to Texas

7/6/09: NOA1

7/24/09: Biometrics

10/08/09: Interview

11/21/09: Receive oath date

01/22/10: Oath Date

With thanks to all the helpful people who made this journey slightly more bearable.

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I'd bring as much evidence as you can (leases, joint bill etc). You just want to go back to when you first started living together in the US.

Pictures.... Some people bring 10 and others bring 1000. We had about 20. I made sure I had pictures of my wife and my family together along with pictures of us together. We easily passed the interview.


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We had 3 albums of pictures (about 500 - 600) One was our every day album with pictures of us with her family and pictures of us with my family. One was our wedding album. One was our honeymoon album. We had submitted around 15 dated photos of us together at various times with our application that had been taken from the time she got here until we submitted the application.

We also had alot of other evidence of our life together.

Ticket receipts/boarding passes/hotel receipt/rental car receipt from our honeymoon in Hawaii

letters/cards addressed to each of us at our address

letter from utilities stating both names on the accounts

credit cards on the same account

shared bank account

health insurance

dental insurance

life insurance beneficiary notice

retirement account beneficiary statement

dependent military ID card to show she was registered in the miliary system as my wife


05/16/2005 I-129F Sent

05/28/2005 I-129F NOA1

06/21/2005 I-129F NOA2

07/18/2005 Consulate Received package from NVC

11/09/2005 Medical

11/16/2005 Interview APPROVED

12/05/2005 Visa received

12/07/2005 POE Minneapolis

12/17/2005 Wedding

12/20/2005 Applied for SSN

01/14/2005 SSN received in the mail

02/03/2006 AOS sent (Did not apply for EAD or AP)

02/09/2006 NOA

02/16/2006 Case status Online

05/01/2006 Biometrics Appt.

07/12/2006 AOS Interview APPROVED

07/24/2006 GC arrived

05/02/2007 Driver's License - Passed Road Test!

05/27/2008 Lifting of Conditions sent (TSC > VSC)

06/03/2008 Check Cleared

07/08/2008 INFOPASS (I-551 stamp)

07/08/2008 Driver's License renewed

04/20/2009 Lifting of Conditions approved

04/28/2009 Card received in the mail

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Thanks for the advice. I have our wedding album and tons of photos- on the computer of course! Will print off about 10 I guess, including some photos of us together at the hospital after the birth of our daughter. I also have insurance paperwork, checking and savings accounts in the US (as well as in the UK and France if needed) in both our names, and paperwork such as stuff from social security and paychecks coming to us individually but to the same address. I just want this OVERWITH! :crying:


See my timeline for all previous dates!

Naturalization:

6/28/09: Mail N-400 to Texas

7/6/09: NOA1

7/24/09: Biometrics

10/08/09: Interview

11/21/09: Receive oath date

01/22/10: Oath Date

With thanks to all the helpful people who made this journey slightly more bearable.

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It probably won't last any longer than about 10 minutes. Afterwards you'll probably wonder what you were so worried about. It's really not bad at all when you clearly have a life together.


05/16/2005 I-129F Sent

05/28/2005 I-129F NOA1

06/21/2005 I-129F NOA2

07/18/2005 Consulate Received package from NVC

11/09/2005 Medical

11/16/2005 Interview APPROVED

12/05/2005 Visa received

12/07/2005 POE Minneapolis

12/17/2005 Wedding

12/20/2005 Applied for SSN

01/14/2005 SSN received in the mail

02/03/2006 AOS sent (Did not apply for EAD or AP)

02/09/2006 NOA

02/16/2006 Case status Online

05/01/2006 Biometrics Appt.

07/12/2006 AOS Interview APPROVED

07/24/2006 GC arrived

05/02/2007 Driver's License - Passed Road Test!

05/27/2008 Lifting of Conditions sent (TSC > VSC)

06/03/2008 Check Cleared

07/08/2008 INFOPASS (I-551 stamp)

07/08/2008 Driver's License renewed

04/20/2009 Lifting of Conditions approved

04/28/2009 Card received in the mail

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