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We got married, filed for I-130 spousal visa and then I had to leave. Approved intreview about that in SFO, how do we make it for the last interview

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Hi!

Me and my husband got married in California in october last year. We met on Facebook of all places (through a mutual friend) and fell in love in june last year and I came to just visit him for a month in august. But nothing in the world could keep us apart, I could not leave when it was time to and after interviewing a few attorneys about it we decided to get married in the States instead of me going home to Sweden and wait for that to be able to happen. We filed a I-130 spousal visa before my visa waiver program expired. In december though I had to make the descicion to leave in a hurry, since I had big problems with my kids (that lives in sweden? dad that was threatening and also taking action to get single custody of the kids without giving me any visitation. So I flew back and I have been here since then fighting a really ugly fight that is finally coming to end since I just got a court date to get a visitation agreement.

So...we filed that visa and then I had to leave, and my husband went to an interview in SFO last month where he had to proove and explain why I had to leave the country. Luckily we got approved on that one! But now we have the last interview in Stockholm coming up, hopefully pretty soon. We are still waiting for the last and final package to arrive with instructions about what to bring to the American ambassy in Stockholm. Our attorney in USA thinks its better for us to have a swedish attorney to escort me to that interview, but the thing is we cant find one willing to do that. Seems people here want the whole case if they are gonna do it. I have been calling around but nobody I talked to seem to even have heard of a client only wanting an attorney for the interview.

I have a note from my custody attorney explaining that I had to leave because the boys dad cut off all contact with the kids and that she is representing me in this case in court. Unfortunatly she is not specialised in immigration law so she can not come with me. We also have tons and tons of pictures of us visiting different places in the States, of my mom vistiting us, from the wedding that had almost 80 guests and that was held by the house that we just recently bought. We have pictures of us with his family and also tickets and pictures from my husbands two trips over to Sweden and to my family here. We have reciets from him sending me money over Wesern union, Im on our bills in States and we have Skype history printed out, emails and alot of other stuff.

So the question is; do we really need a swedish attorney? What should I expect when I go to the interview? Are they gonna question me hard about leaving the country? we really ARE married and we are really in love and I really had no intention of staying that first time I came to visit, it just happend.

Would be very grateful if somebody would help us out. Sorry for the long text- its hard to explain it all in few words :)

/Suzanna and David

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You should probably be fine with the evidence you are bringing. If the embassy want to see other proof or documents they will let you know in the appointment letter.

I'm not sure if the custody battle will or could harm your case, but I'm sure they gonna ask you questions about it at the intreview.

And I just gotta ask myself,you don't have to answer if you don't want to, but as a mother myself how could you just leave your kids behind? I'm bringing my son with me to the states, had I not been able to do that then my husband would be moving to sweden instead. Did you tell them that you weren't coming back for quite some time when you did decide to stay, and how was your arrangement with the kids dad before you left?

Anyways hopefully everything works out for you!


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Oh and I forgot to ask too; I did the medical in the States and it was all good. Got the flue shot and two other shots, got tested for everything and passed. Do I have to do a new one in Sweden anyway?

Send the embassy an email asking about this, cause if you do need another medical you might wanna book it. You could also ask them how they would go about scheduling your interview and what you need to bring so that you can prepare. Did you pay all your fees already? Did your husband submit all the paperwork regarding how he'll support you and such?


Noa 1 August 15th 2011
Noa 2 March 2nd


NVC case numbers March 22nd
My sons AOS and IV bill paid March 23rd (status in progress)
My sons AOS and IV bill shows as paid March 26
My IV bill paid March 26
Both packages sent on March 26
My IV bill shows as paid on March 27th
CC on both cases March 30


Current record holder of fastest through the NVC :D

Medical exam in Stockholm April 13th
Interview on May 16th !!!

POE Anchorage July 12th!! 2012

July 2015 n-400 in the mail

September 2015, interview

October 23rd 2015, Oath ceremony!!!!!​​

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Based on the way you explained your situation, you're mostly concerned about the fact you existed the country to go home to deal with a serious legal and family matter. Considering your husband has already had an interview in SFO that turned out satisfactorily in your favor - it seems the same evidence would serve you well in explaining why you left the country when you have your upcoming interview. Be prepared to present the court documents confirming the proceedings did in fact occur, which supports your sole reason for leaving. An affidavit from the attorney that represented you in that case and the documents from the court should be solid evidence to justify your actions where that is concerned.

Would the presence of a lawyer during the interview make that much of a difference? The court documents confirming the proceedings you were a party to should speak for themselves - coupled with a statement/affidavit from the lawyer representing you in that matter.

You can except to be questioned about existing the country - but as stated above, you should be prepared to deal with that, your husband did so successfully in SFO.

Be prepared to explain (if the question even comes up) and prove you had no intentions of getting married during that visit and have proof you had strong ties to your country with every intention to leave before your authorized stay expired, had it not been for marrying your husband.


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You should probably be fine with the evidence you are bringing. If the embassy want to see other proof or documents they will let you know in the appointment letter.

I'm not sure if the custody battle will or could harm your case, but I'm sure they gonna ask you questions about it at the intreview.

And I just gotta ask myself,you don't have to answer if you don't want to, but as a mother myself how could you just leave your kids behind? I'm bringing my son with me to the states, had I not been able to do that then my husband would be moving to sweden instead. Did you tell them that you weren't coming back for quite some time when you did decide to stay, and how was your arrangement with the kids dad before you left?

Anyways hopefully everything works out for you!

I will be happy to answer your questions, but not here. If you want I will explain it all but in an email. I would be happy to take them with me if I could!

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Send the embassy an email asking about this, cause if you do need another medical you might wanna book it. You could also ask them how they would go about scheduling your interview and what you need to bring so that you can prepare. Did you pay all your fees already? Did your husband submit all the paperwork regarding how he'll support you and such?

All fees are payed, all paper work i submitted; we do have an attorney in the States that has helped us with all that. Im waiting for my police clearance thats it, and then the court papers of course. Custody fight shouldnt harm, in this case its the father taht does not wanna coopaerate and it has been like that for years. Thanks so much for all answers.

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All fees are payed, all paper work i submitted; we do have an attorney in the States that has helped us with all that. Im waiting for my police clearance thats it, and then the court papers of course. Custody fight shouldnt harm, in this case its the father taht does not wanna coopaerate and it has been like that for years. Thanks so much for all answers.

Follow the advice of your attorney, who knows the full circumstances of your case. It appears to me from your explanation, that the matter of the greatest concern is that you filed to adjust status, then overstayed your VWP but then left before you got advance parole or a green card, then are now interviewing for a visa. If you didn't overstay more than six months (total of nine months) then I suspect you have no worries. I doubt the Consulate will accept the previous medical exam but you can contact them, tell them when and where it was completed and ask if they'll accept it.


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I will be happy to answer your questions, but not here. If you want I will explain it all but in an email. I would be happy to take them with me if I could!

I bet it's gotta suck not to be able to take them, sometimes the regulations in sweden are well stubborn. If you want to you can send me a private message here on vj


Noa 1 August 15th 2011
Noa 2 March 2nd


NVC case numbers March 22nd
My sons AOS and IV bill paid March 23rd (status in progress)
My sons AOS and IV bill shows as paid March 26
My IV bill paid March 26
Both packages sent on March 26
My IV bill shows as paid on March 27th
CC on both cases March 30


Current record holder of fastest through the NVC :D

Medical exam in Stockholm April 13th
Interview on May 16th !!!

POE Anchorage July 12th!! 2012

July 2015 n-400 in the mail

September 2015, interview

October 23rd 2015, Oath ceremony!!!!!​​

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