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Does USC need Passport for AOS Interview, or is Birth Cert. sufficient?

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We just got our Interview Notice letter yesterday, and it says that the USC needs to bring their original birth certificate and proof of citizenship. The birth certificate is no issue, we have that already. With the AOS application packet, we included a photocopy of the USC passport, so are they going to want to see the original at the interview? We wanted to mail it in to get the name changed, due to our marriage, and we were planning on travelling a few weeks after the interview, so not enough time to expedite it. Is it sufficient to take photocopies of the passport to the interview, and explain that we had to mail it in to get a new one and we haven't received the new one back yet?

First Entered US with M-1 Student Status: 02/01/2013

Applied for M-1 Extension in January 2014

Notified of denial of extension in April 2014

Applied for Reinstatement of M-1: 05/20/2014

Reinstatement Denied: 2/26/2015, due to pending immigrant application

Got Engaged: July 2014
Married: 11/22/2014

Adjustment of Status from M-1 Status to Permanent Resident:

AOS mailed by USPS Priority Post: 12/10/2014

AOS delivered: 12/15/2014
Email and Text Notifications: 12/19/2014
NOA1 received: 12/31/2014 (although may have been in mailbox a few days)

Submitted Case Inquiry for Missing Biometrics Appointment: 1/17/2015
Biometrics letter: 2/7/2015

Biometrics Appointment: 2/11/2015

I-765 Status: 2/18/2015 changed to Card in Production; 2/23/2015 changed to Card Has Been Mailed; Card not received

Submitted Case Inquiry for Missing EAD Card: 3/2/2015, supposed to get a response by 3/17/2015

EAD Card Received: 3/5/2015 (post office found it after a week)

I-485 Status: 2/19/2015 changed to Ready to Schedule Interview

Interview Scheduled: Case Status updated on 3/20/2015, received Interview Notice on 3/23/2015.

Interview: 4/23/2015.

APPROVED!!!! 4/23/2015. Green Card in production.

Greencard Received: 5/1/2015


I-751 Removal of Conditions: sent 4/3/2017, delivered 4/5/2017


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Birth certificate is fine, you do not need to bring both.

21 Aug 2013: I-129F Sent

11 Feb 2014: Visa APPROVED!

20 May 2014: Wedding!


31 Jul 2014: Mailed AOS Packet

12 Feb 2015: AOS Interview - Approved


22 Feb 2017: Mailed ROC Packet

08 Aug 2018: ROC Approved

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depends on your interviewing IO, mine asked for both passport AND birth certificate

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06-2009 Granted Student Visa
09-2009 Entered the US for the 1st time via LAX, started school
12-2009 Met and dated the then-Boyfriend-now-Hubby
04-2010 Got an SSN through on-campus job
05-2011 Moved in with the then-Boyfriend-now-Hubby
03-2013 Filed I-765 for F-1 OPT
04-2013 Got engaged to the then-Fiance-now Hubby, worked part time on F-1 CPT
06-2013 Graduated with a B.S., F-1 OPT approved, worked full time on F-1 OPT
09-2013 Got married to the Hubby
10-2013 Filed I-485, I-130, I-693, I-864, G-325A's
11-2013 Biometrics, filed I-131
12-2013 I-131 approved (got a lawyer to expedite processing)
03-2014 Filed AR-11, I-865 for change of address
04-2014 Interview notice for Cinco de Mayo
05-2014 I-130/I-485 approved on the spot, I-551 mailed to new address within 7 calendar days

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I would bring other forms of ID like gov issued drivers license and social security card. Since not all USC even have a passport, they should accept other forms of ID. Just make sure you have the originals!

Our Timeline!

September 2012 - Met while on work experience

June 2013 - Moved in together

September 2014 - Engaged

November 2014 - Married (private courthouse wedding, plan to get married with friends/family in a few years)

3/20/15 - Mailed I-485, I-130, I-131, I-765 to USCIS via FedEx Overnight

3/23/15 - Day 0 AOS Package delivered to USCIS Chicago lockbox

3/26/15 - Day 3 Checks cashed

3/30/15 - Day 7 NOA1 e-mail for all forms

4/13/15 - Day 22 Received notice in mail for biometrics appointment
4/21/15 - Day 30 Scheduled biometrics appointment successful in Indianapolis
6/3/15 - Day 73 EAD Card in Production!!! Wooo!!!!!!
6/10/15 - Day 80 Received EAD/AP Combination card via USPS
7/10/15 - Day Interview Notification via Email (approximate date)
8/17/15 - Interview in Chicago
9/1/15 - Green Card Recieved

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According to USCIS, a US birth certificate is evidence of citizenship.

2015-01-09 mailed AoS package

2015-01-15 e-notification received

2015-01-16 NOA Date

2015-02-04 biometric appointment

2015-03-04 EAD/AP approval email

2015-03-11 EAD mailed

2015-03-16 EAD/AP combo card received

2015-03-26 Interview scheduled online

2015-04-28 Approved for GC at AOS interview

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