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Hello everyone. Here's my situation.

Several days ago we received our Approval Notice for our I-130. I'm the USC and my Italian husband is the beneficiary. We have been living in Italy for nearly 18 years so we're doing DCF.

I suppose soon we will be receiving our Appointment Package in the mail with all the instructions about how to prepare for the Interview in Naples. So, Question: When an applicant is there for the interview, do they have the applicant's I-130 right there on hand to look at? Because, for example, if they say "We want to see your original marriage certificate," my husband could then say "We included one with the I-130 documents -- it should be right there in that file of mine that you have." Or, is the I-130 stuff not on hand at all? And in that case must we come up with another original marriage certificate etc? I could do it, it's not a big deal, but I'd just like to know.

If anyone can help with an answer I'd appreciate it!

And I wish good luck to everyone with their own visa journeys!



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Theoretically, the interviewer will have the I-130 and all civil documents in hand. But if they ask to see an original marriage certificate, it's because they don't or aren't willing to dig it out, and telling them to do so isn't going to make for a wonderful interview. It's always best to go to an interview with extra originals and copies of all civil documents and every form filed up to that point in the process. I don't believe Naples is usually too bad in this area, but there are consulates that are notorious for "losing" documents and asking for them again.

Long story short, we have a complicated case. We've been at this for nearly 5 years. You can read our story here. I highly recommend our attorney Laurel Scott, as well as attorneys Laura Fernandez and Lizz Cannon .

Filed I-130 via CSC in Feb 2008. Petition approved June 2008. Consular interview in Mexico, Oct 2008, visa denied, INA 212a6cii. We allege improper application of the law in this case.

2012, started over in Seoul: I-130 filed DCF on 7/2, I-130 approved 8/8, Medical at Yonsei Severance 11/20, IR1 appointment in November 2012.

CRBA filed 1-3-13 at Seoul for our daughter


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