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We had an interview for AOS too, I just tell Stuart that they can't believe anyone would marry him :)

We sent out paperwork in April, and then Stuart got a job offer across the country so we moved and changed our address. We did expect an RFE because our paperwork that we sent in April, no longer matched our new info at the end of May. We sent in the new evidence they requested, joint lease, bank accounts, utilities etc, with the new addresses, but now we have gotten a letter telling us we are being scheduled for an interview, and to bring additional evidence.

I'm stumped at what to bring. We don't go anywhere that we'd have tickets or something with our names on them, we don't know a soul in town that we didn't only meet in June or more recent, so no one here can prove anything via affidavit. I have pictures I took of him, and he has pictures he took of me, but we really have none together. Anyone who can come up with some evidence we haven't thought of and already sent?

Also, I live in a town that regularly shuts down from other towns due to weather, they close all access in and out of town, if this happens on interview day... what do we do? I read through 28 pages and tried using the search function, but there's not a lot that I could find really.

Any help appreciated :)


Jan 21 2011 sent I-129F package to Dallas lockbox - they lost it
Mar 22 2011 - Sent I-129F package to Dallas lockbox second time
May 2 2011 - NOA1 at CSC
July 15 2011 - NOA2!!!
July 21 2011 - Hardcopy of NOA2 received in mail
Aug 9 2011 - Case forwarded to Montreal
Sep 7 2011 - Packet 4 sent from embassy
Oct 27 2011 - Interview
Nov 12 2011 - Intended POE VISA delayed due to typo on son's name at the consulate
Nov 22 2011 - Picked up Visa
Nov 26 2011 - New intended POE date
Dec 10 2011 - Wedding

Jan 12 2012 - Sent AOS package
Feb 1 2012 - They send rejection notice, they lost a signature page
Feb 4 2012 - Resent package
Feb 14 2012 - NOA2
Feb 22 2012 - NOA3
March 21 2012 - Biometrics
March 30 2012 - NOA4
May 16 2012 - Interview date


April 2014 - application for I751 Removal of Conditions
May 7 2014 - NOA for notice of receipt and extension letter received
May 8 2014- Verification of inclusion of a dependent letter received
Not dated but in May - letter requesting interview received
July 10 2014 - ASC appointment notice for biometrics received

July 24 2014 Biometrics appointment

Jan 22 2015 - USCIS call

March 18 2015 - USCIS call

April 2 2015 - USCIS call

May 14 2015 - Infopass appt

July 21 2015 - infopass appt

Sept 18 2015 - infopass appt
Feb 25 2016 - USCIS call
Feb 25 2016 - Ombudsman request form sent

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
Timeline

In regard to the weather shutdowns: If your town's administrators or police department has records of regular shutdown notices, or if you can have an official write you a simple "our city often shuts down ingress and egress because of inclement weather, and travel is prohibited" sort of note on official letterhead, it might be worth taking this letter in advance to an InfoPass appointment, handing it in, and standing there while they annotate your file.

In regard to evidence: Drastically overlooked are wills, medical powers of attorney, HIPAA releases, and similar documents. Even if you had these already in your old state of residence, it's crucial that you update them, for two reasons:

-- some states have verbiage peculiar only for that state, rendering outside-state wills invalid; and

-- these documents are invaluable for your lives, beyond immigration purposes.

If you don't have any wills at all yet, shop around for lawyers, or think about drafting them yourselves from state-specific templates that you can find (on legalzoom.com, nolo.com, or similar). Pay attention to the need to get them notarized, as may be required. When you have your final drafts ready, have a lawyer quickly look them over.

Note: I'm not a lawyer and am not intending to appear to practice law here. However, wills and the ancillary documents constitute outstanding ROC evidence and are priceless to have during life.

Edited by TBoneTX

06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Thanks guys, I hadn't considered making a will, we have nothing of any value to put in one, but it might be worth it just for evidence sake. You can bequeath nothing to someone right? :)

I don't know what a hippa release form is, and we have no POA yet.. so thanks for those suggestions too. (off to google now)

We may need to stay in a hotel longer than that, the city sometimes shuts down the highways for longer than a day, a week isn't unheard of up here. I will look into getting a letter annotated into our file ahead of time though, and we'll likely leave a few days early if the weather looks bad just in case. It's the freak storms I'm worried about :(


Jan 21 2011 sent I-129F package to Dallas lockbox - they lost it
Mar 22 2011 - Sent I-129F package to Dallas lockbox second time
May 2 2011 - NOA1 at CSC
July 15 2011 - NOA2!!!
July 21 2011 - Hardcopy of NOA2 received in mail
Aug 9 2011 - Case forwarded to Montreal
Sep 7 2011 - Packet 4 sent from embassy
Oct 27 2011 - Interview
Nov 12 2011 - Intended POE VISA delayed due to typo on son's name at the consulate
Nov 22 2011 - Picked up Visa
Nov 26 2011 - New intended POE date
Dec 10 2011 - Wedding

Jan 12 2012 - Sent AOS package
Feb 1 2012 - They send rejection notice, they lost a signature page
Feb 4 2012 - Resent package
Feb 14 2012 - NOA2
Feb 22 2012 - NOA3
March 21 2012 - Biometrics
March 30 2012 - NOA4
May 16 2012 - Interview date


April 2014 - application for I751 Removal of Conditions
May 7 2014 - NOA for notice of receipt and extension letter received
May 8 2014- Verification of inclusion of a dependent letter received
Not dated but in May - letter requesting interview received
July 10 2014 - ASC appointment notice for biometrics received

July 24 2014 Biometrics appointment

Jan 22 2015 - USCIS call

March 18 2015 - USCIS call

April 2 2015 - USCIS call

May 14 2015 - Infopass appt

July 21 2015 - infopass appt

Sept 18 2015 - infopass appt
Feb 25 2016 - USCIS call
Feb 25 2016 - Ombudsman request form sent

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You don't need to state what you are leaving, as that can change over time, you bequeath your 'Estate'. that covers anything and everything unless you name a specific something.


AOS Timeline
Filed 15th June, 2012
NOA date 18th June
Bio appt 20th July
Transferred to CSC 21st July, 2012
EAD/AP approved 27th August.
Received Green Card 6th October. No Interview. Amazing!
Thanks for all the help, see you again in June 2014

ROC Timeline

Mailed Package 30th June 2014

I-797 received 5th July, 2014

Biometrics Appointment 07/30/2014.

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