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Hi VJ members. I am new here but my questions are probably not. However, I am still very concerned about them. Our interview date is approaching and I(beneficiary am becoming very nervous, my husband says it will be fine . I received my EAD card recently and I bought the ticket home already. I knew ahead that there is a risk but since the prices tend to rise as the date approaches I din't have much choice. The interview is in two weeks and the ticket is for Jan. 12th. My first question is what if we wouldn't get approved on the spot or we will but the card will not arrive on time, would my husband be able to send it to me in the mail? I heard that they take the EAD at the interview and they don't give stamps anymore, this makes me very nervous. :(

Another question is the evidence for bona fide marriage. Thats what we have sent with the packet:

1. statement from our joint bank acct

2. affidavit from our landlord who is also our family friend

3. printout of calls and messages between us two in different time range (we've been together for 4 years already)

4. mail sent to our names on the same address (we've been living together since 2008)

5. copies of our driver's licence and stickers on it with the same address

6. pictures

That's what we are preparing to take with us for the interview:

1. same as above

2. more pictures

3. much more mail(we have like a ton)

4. copies of our credit cards with our names on it

5. statements showing that we use our personal/joint acct. to make payments on the credit cards

6. receipts from the local grocery stores,outlets( to show that we shop in the same are where we live)

7. couple of(greetings, invitations) cards that were sent for both of us

I can't think of anything else. We don't have a joint health insurance because I am student and right now my insurance is ridiculously cheap, and thanks God I don't need more. We don't have my name on the car insurance because it's going to bring the price up since I am not 25 yet, I ve been only driving for about 4 years and I had an accident. We don't have life insurance again because we can't afford it yet. We don't have utility bills because they are still in the name of our landlord, we are thinking about switching an internet prvovider but that's about it. Also we didn't have a big wedding, just a small ceremony but we both were very happy with the way it was, we didn't need anything more.So we only have couple of pictures from our ceremony.

What do you think?


Sep 17th, 2011- AOS documents sent

Sep 19th, 2011- Recieved USPS confirmation

Sep 22th, 2011- Email from USCIS that they received the documents

Sep 27th, 2011- Recieved NOA

Oct 24th, 2011- Biometrics appointment

Nov 04th, 2011- Case status update:I-485- Interview and testing

Nov 07th, 2011- Recieved invitation for an interview in mail for December 12th

Nov 09th, 2011- Case status update: EAD card production and AP approval

Nov 18th, 2011- EAD&AP combo card received

Dec 12th, 2011- Interview. APPROVED ON THE SPOT!!! Card production status online

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I forgot to mention that we also have phone family plan that we ve been using for about 3 years.


Sep 17th, 2011- AOS documents sent

Sep 19th, 2011- Recieved USPS confirmation

Sep 22th, 2011- Email from USCIS that they received the documents

Sep 27th, 2011- Recieved NOA

Oct 24th, 2011- Biometrics appointment

Nov 04th, 2011- Case status update:I-485- Interview and testing

Nov 07th, 2011- Recieved invitation for an interview in mail for December 12th

Nov 09th, 2011- Case status update: EAD card production and AP approval

Nov 18th, 2011- EAD&AP combo card received

Dec 12th, 2011- Interview. APPROVED ON THE SPOT!!! Card production status online

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You sound like you have it covered pretty well. I'm not sure where you heard they don't use the stamp anymore. When my wife and stepdaughter went for AOS in November of 2010 I told the officer that my stepdaughter needed to go back to University in Ukraine right away. I asked them if they would stamp her passport and they did it no problem. (The stamp is good for one year) They even stamped my wife's passport at the same time even though she didn't need it. The GC then came about two weeks later.


K-1 / K-2 Timeline:
02/02/2010 - Sent I-129F
02/04/2010 - NOA1
05/06/2010 - NOA2
07/13/2010 - Consulate Interview - APPROVED
07/17/2010 - POE (JFK)

07/30/2010 - MARRIED!

AOS-EAD Timeline:
08/29/2010 - AOS-EAD sent
09/08/2010 - NOA1
09/17/2010 - Biometrics
11/06/2010 - EAD card received
11/08/2010 - AOS interview - GC's APPROVED
11/19/2010 - Green Cards Arrived

After two amazing years together....

ROC Timeline:
08/10/2012 - ROC sent
08/14/2012 - NOA1
08/27/2012 - Biometrics

05/01/2013 - ROC - APPROVED

05/06/2013 - Green Cards Arrived

Citizenship:

08/31/2013 - N-400 sent

09/04/2013 - NOA1

09/27/2013 - Biometrics

10/08/2013 - In-Line

11/13/2013 - Interview

12/13/2013 - Oath -- Now a U.S. citizen!

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BTW, DON'T mail the Green Card.


K-1 / K-2 Timeline:
02/02/2010 - Sent I-129F
02/04/2010 - NOA1
05/06/2010 - NOA2
07/13/2010 - Consulate Interview - APPROVED
07/17/2010 - POE (JFK)

07/30/2010 - MARRIED!

AOS-EAD Timeline:
08/29/2010 - AOS-EAD sent
09/08/2010 - NOA1
09/17/2010 - Biometrics
11/06/2010 - EAD card received
11/08/2010 - AOS interview - GC's APPROVED
11/19/2010 - Green Cards Arrived

After two amazing years together....

ROC Timeline:
08/10/2012 - ROC sent
08/14/2012 - NOA1
08/27/2012 - Biometrics

05/01/2013 - ROC - APPROVED

05/06/2013 - Green Cards Arrived

Citizenship:

08/31/2013 - N-400 sent

09/04/2013 - NOA1

09/27/2013 - Biometrics

10/08/2013 - In-Line

11/13/2013 - Interview

12/13/2013 - Oath -- Now a U.S. citizen!

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You sound like you have it covered pretty well. I'm not sure where you heard they don't use the stamp anymore. When my wife and stepdaughter went for AOS in November of 2010 I told the officer that my stepdaughter needed to go back to University in Ukraine right away. I asked them if they would stamp her passport and they did it no problem. (The stamp is good for one year) They even stamped my wife's passport at the same time even though she didn't need it. The GC then came about two weeks later.

This is correct, they WILL apply the stamp but usually not "just because" Alla asked for it and the officer asked why she needed it, she said "I want to go to IKEA" (in Montreal) :lol:

On the other hand our son was going back to college (like Toms) and they were very accomodating. Do not mail the green card.

Edited by Gary and Alla

VERMONT! I Reject Your Reality...and Substitute My Own!

Gary And Alla

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Thank you so much for your responses!


Sep 17th, 2011- AOS documents sent

Sep 19th, 2011- Recieved USPS confirmation

Sep 22th, 2011- Email from USCIS that they received the documents

Sep 27th, 2011- Recieved NOA

Oct 24th, 2011- Biometrics appointment

Nov 04th, 2011- Case status update:I-485- Interview and testing

Nov 07th, 2011- Recieved invitation for an interview in mail for December 12th

Nov 09th, 2011- Case status update: EAD card production and AP approval

Nov 18th, 2011- EAD&AP combo card received

Dec 12th, 2011- Interview. APPROVED ON THE SPOT!!! Card production status online

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we were just approved and got the stamp without asking. when we were at the airport though, the clerk demanded to see the green card. so be warned that if you do get the stamp, most people dont know that it has the same validity of a green card. you may have some trouble with just the stamp and may have to talk to these peoples bosses in order to travel.


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Dina and Craig's timeline:

08-27-2010 Met through a mutual friend

04-17-2011 Married

08-01-2011 AOS Packet sent (I-130,I-485,I-765) via USPS Priority mail

08-03-2011 Package delivered via USPS tracking

08-08-2011 Received Text/Email that all 3 apps were accepted/Checks cashed

09-06-2011 Biometrics Appt. in Philly

09-14-2011 RFE Sent for 485. I forgot to sign one section of the 485

09-21-2011 RFE Mailed back to USCIS

10-14-2011 Card production of EAD ordered

10-17-2011 Interview notice (I-797C) received for 11-16-2011

10-22-2011 EAD Card received

11-16-2011 APPROVED. Card Ordered, Passport Stamped.

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