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Good evening everyone, my friend got his notice for interview on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. But he wanted to know if he can go in the interview room withi his wife as her interpreter. The reasons is because they wanted to save money for their service. Is it possible that they have the permission. 

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What process is your friend currently going through, visa?  Adjusting status?  Knowing what process is in play will allow others to answer your question accurately because others will know where the interview is due to take place.


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His case original from K-1 visa, after his wife called for bio-metric then they applied the adjustment status for her which is I-485. Now they called them for an interview process. Also, what other forms do they need to be prepare for this interview. If other viewers might know too, what kind of questions being used for this preparations? Thank you for your answer and I'm looking forward for another.

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***Moved from IR-1/CR-1 Process & Procedures to Adjustment of Status from K Visas forum.***

 

**Moderator hat off*

 

Thanks for clarifying, the interview will take place at a local USCIS office and I do not know what the rules are on having a spouse act as an interpreter for an interviewee at those locations.  Hopefully someone who can definitely answer one way or the other will chime in.


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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

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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Thanks for the respond Ryan, I hope  they will let him in because she just been here eight months and still working on her English skills even though she took some class in Vietnam.

 

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I think your friend is misunderstanding something. His presence is a must for the interview if his wife is adjusting status through marriage. This is clearly mentioned on the interview notice he would have received in his mailbox.

 

It is also written that if the petitioner is not fluent in english, he or she must bring an interpreter. It does not explictly say that the husband is not allowed to act as an interpreter, but I read a post before that someone had to look for an interpreter at the waiting room because the immigration officer did not accept the spouse as the interpreter. It kind of make sense because the interview step is where they are trying to find out whether the marriage is bona fide or not, and it one person is giving the information for both sides to the officer there is definitely a chance of distorting the truth (not saying that your friend will, but from the immigration officers perspective). Your friend might be playing safe if he can ask a friend who speaks both languages to help him out.

 

Make sure your friend goes through the interview notice thoroughly. It has all the directions for things he need to bring to the interview.

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