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AOS appointment concerns for K1

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Well, I have made it through the K1 process so far with the help of VJ but I am a little concerned about the AOS interview. We have an interview date for the begining of October.

(1) Does getting this appointment without any RFEs mean that they are satisfied with all of the submitted documents or is this not the case?

(2) Do we need original translations of her birth certificate and divorce papers or are copies okay? We have the originals in Spanish but only copies of the translations.

(3) My wife can speak English enough to have a conversation but she still has much trouble understanding others unless they speak slowly. Do we need a translator?

(4) I am a little concerned with our lack of documents showing both names. We have health insurance cards, fishing licences, some mail that she received at the home address and a doctors bill with our address. Pictures are no problem. We have tons. Any suggestions for some other things we can do in 2 weeks?

Thanks!

Scott


My wife could eat fish for every meal, It's a tough job catching her all those fish ... I will give it my best!

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No RFE means that you submitted all of the required documentation, but any of it can be questioned at the interview.

As the instructions state, original and copies of all documents --is what I did. But the I/O did not look at one document we brought--

I would explain the language issue to the I/O and ask them to speak slow. That is what we did, but you have to decide her level of English to answer any questions that could come up.

Some suggestions on joint things: bank accounts, residential lease or mortgage, credit cards, utility bills, vehicle ownership/registration, letters from insurance company that she was added to your insurance and state issued identification with addresses matching.

Good Luck :thumbs:

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Thanks! I did find an original translation of her divorce but I think that we submitted the original birth cert translation in our Visa package. I guess it is our best interest to have it translated again. I still don't know what they kept at our visa interview and what they returned. I had over 500 pages at our interview. They ripped it apart and shoved much of it back through the window. It has been an interesting year ...


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(1) Does getting this appointment without any RFEs mean that they are satisfied with all of the submitted documents or is this not the case?

Basically Yes, but sometimes they lost documents by their fault.

I didn't get any RFE but they lost my husband's birth certificate and my medical report.

and they asked us the documents at the interview.

(2) Do we need original translations of her birth certificate and divorce papers or are copies okay? We have the originals in Spanish but only copies of the translations.

I think a translation is always required a fresh handwritten signature.

you don't need notarized it. just make a transcript and sign on it by yourself. that works.

(3) My wife can speak English enough to have a conversation but she still has much trouble understanding others unless they speak slowly. Do we need a translator?

I'm really not good at English.

actually I mistook my birth date and married date by nervousness, but it wasn't matter LOL.

(interviewer laughed and said, "women always want to say 10 years younger")

In the interview, there is a series of questions like "are you a prostitute?".

these questions are with difficult and unfamiliar vocabularies for foreigners.

if your wife doesn't understand it well and says YES, your wife can be deported without mercy.

Practice these questions well before your interview. the questions are on FORM I-485 (AOS).

(4) I am a little concerned with our lack of documents showing both names. We have health insurance cards, fishing licences, some mail that she received at the home address and a doctors bill with our address. Pictures are no problem. We have tons. Any suggestions for some other things we can do in 2 weeks?

Joint bank statement(or some sort of bank certificate) is most valuable.

it proofs that 1) you and wife are in same address 2) you and wife spend from same money source.

why not get it?


K1 Journey (08/24/2011 ~ 01/20/2012 = 150 days)

08/24/2011 -- K1 petition sent out

08/30/2011 -- NOA1 (e-notice)

11/02/2011 -- NOA2 (e-notice)

11/21/2011 -- NVC left (letter)

11/21/2011 -- Requested provisional case number

11/26/2011 -- Packet3 received w/provisional case#

11/30/2011 -- Packet3 sent back

12/13/2011 -- Interview appointment (email)

01/11/2012 -- Medical examination

01/17/2012 -- Interview @ Tokyo Embassy

01/20/2012 -- Visa received

AOS Journey (04/27/2012 ~ 10/19/2012 = 176 days)

04/27/2012 -- AOS, EAD, AP petition sent out

05/07/2012 -- NOA1 for AOS, EAD, AP (e-notice)

06/05/2012 -- Biometrics

07/03/2012 -- NOA2 for AP (e-notice)

07/10/2012 -- NOA2 for EAD (e-notice)

07/14/2012 -- EAD/AP combo card received

08/15/2012 -- Interview scheduled (e-notice)

09/17/2012 -- Interview @ Los Angeles (no decision due to loss of my medical report)

10/11/2012 -- Card production (e-notice)

10/19/2012 -- GC received

ROC Journey (07/21/2014 ~ 11/04/2014 = 113 days)

07/21/2014 -- ROC petition sent out (California Service Center)

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