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How much is to much ? I got 300 some pages of phone calls, 100 pages of bank statements and my wife has our 300 some pages of chat history!

Will they really need so much at interview? And should I highlight all the calls and withdraws ?

Also her interview is for the 12th next month and I booked a ticket to be there and to return with her to USA on the 20th ! Should be enough time to get visa ? And fly ?

Thank you all so much !!!!!

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How much is to much ? I got 300 some pages of phone calls, 100 pages of bank statements and my wife has our 300 some pages of chat history!

Will they really need so much at interview? And should I highlight all the calls and withdraws ?

Chances are, a CO will view little to none of it. With that being said, it's better to have that information in case it is asked for (IMO).

Also her interview is for the 12th next month and I booked a ticket to be there and to return with her to USA on the 20th ! Should be enough time to get visa ? And fly ?

Thank you all so much !!!!!

The Embassy always recommends that a visa applicant should not purchase any tickets until the visa is in hand.


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How much is to much ? I got 300 some pages of phone calls, 100 pages of bank statements and my wife has our 300 some pages of chat history!

Will they really need so much at interview? And should I highlight all the calls and withdraws ?

Also her interview is for the 12th next month and I booked a ticket to be there and to return with her to USA on the 20th ! Should be enough time to get visa ? And fly ?

Thank you all so much !!!!!

The case is usually decided before the person gets to the window. This means they will never see the info you have. The fact that you are married is enough in most cases. Your info seems based in some K 1 type case where someone misunderstands the process & tries to submit this info. In my own case for example we werent asked for any of this. The officer would only want to review this type of material if there is something wrong with your case.

It takes about 3 days to insert the visa in the passport. If all goes well you should get the passport back on the following Monday. However it could be sooner. As Ryan said they dont recommend buying tickets in advance.

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How much is to much ? I got 300 some pages of phone calls, 100 pages of bank statements and my wife has our 300 some pages of chat history!

Will they really need so much at interview? And should I highlight all the calls and withdraws ?

Also her interview is for the 12th next month and I booked a ticket to be there and to return with her to USA on the 20th ! Should be enough time to get visa ? And fly ?

Thank you all so much !!!!!

I only select month begin chat/phone call records, a few pictures over time scale, still ended up 110 pages.

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Thanks all for the info, an yeah I know I shouldnt have brought the tickets :) about 20 mins after I already brought.

Tell them at the interview that you have already made travel plans to fly back and give them the date. In our case they told us 1-2 weeks to receive the visa. When we told them that we had a flight 8 days away they said they would rush it and we could pick up the packet with the visa a few days later.

I'm not saying this will always work, but if you give them this information at the interview they will probably be able to get you the visa in time for the flight.

Good luck!


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04/26/12 - Medical Exam for both. Result - approved.

05/07/12 - Interview date for both. Result - approved!

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05/16/12 - POE Atlanta

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