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Hi all!

Ok so I'm at the final stretch now! I have my interview on Wednesday the 25th of Feb.

I am going over all my paperwork that I will bring to the interview, please let me know if this is enough and that I should stop worrying!!

- Passport

- Appointment letter for the interview

- Courier and applicant information printout

- IV Package ( Police certs, birth & marriage certs )

- AoS documents from my wife

- Joint-Sponsor AoS documents ( with updated pay stubs + updated w2 form from 2014, they did not request this but figured i can bring it as a precaution

- 2x passport pictures

- Bona fide marriage proofs

Joint bank account statement as proof of living together ( It also says on my full birth certificate that she lives with me )

Pictures of the 2 of us, travelling pictures, pictures of the both of us with our family members, regular pictures of the both of us from 2007 - 2015

Affidavit from my mother that attended the wedding

Affidavit from my wife's mother saying that once we move back we get her apartment as a wedding gift

E-mail logs from the both of us from 2007 - 2015

Plane tickets from when we started dating to when she moved here so 2007 - 2012

My medical results will be sent straight to the embassy, so I do not have to bring that myself.

How does it look?? I saw someone else printed out DS-260 and 261, should I do that as well??

I am going on Monday to print out the remaining paper work if I missed something

Thanks for the help!!


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You are good to go. You are required to fill DS 230 although you may not be asked to submit it but be on a safe side. Just got my visa approval on Thursday during which only original Marriage certificate and pictures before,during and after marriage was requested for. Pray to God to see you through

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You are not required to fill out at DS-230, the poster who posted that was not correct. You do have the option of filling one out and taking it if you wish. However, everything that is on the DS-230 was already submitted via the online DS-260.

DO print out the DS-260 confirmation page and take that.

If fundamental information that was previously submitted on the DS-260 has changed, verbally inform the CO as to what those changes are and they will input the new information.

Our journey:


September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

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