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Hi All,

 

I am a May 2017 VSC i-751 filer and after a long wait, we got an Interview letter for my ROC at the philadelphia office.

 

I am trying to prepare new documents to show the officer when he/she interviews us.. I have gotten advice that my evidence is pretty thin and these were submitted:

 

 Bank Account Statements
Tickets to PH
Boarding Passes to PH
Pictures  
Costco Cards
Green Card Front & Back
 Our Licenses Front Back
Passport Copy
Tax Returns 201516
Explanation Letter (we don't have health insurance)
Marraige Cert
Marriage Cert PH
Mailed Envelopes to me

2 Affidavits His mother in law and my sister in law

 

As of now I was able to add my name to our internet bill, more joint bank account statements, some more picture of us, trying to still add it to our PECO bill.. for the place we live in, even before we got married we both agreed that having my name on the deed is something my name is not to be in, he's had the condo eversince. I don't want to add my name on it if possible as we are planning to just do that when we buy a new house. As for phone bill we both have prepaid ever since so I'm not sure we'll be able to do something with that..

 

Are there any other document we can work on that we can show the officer that we are actually comingling finances and living together? I read briefly in some forums PoA or medical PoAs, where can I obtain and which specifically should I look for? I looked at the wills at LegalZoom but there's a variety of will and not sure which we should get.

 

Any kind of advice/help is much appreciated!
 


CR1

  • Consulate : Manila, Philippines
  • Marriage: 2014-10-01
  • I-130 Sent : 2014-10-16
  • I-130 NOA1 (Email) : 2014-10-22
  • I-130 NOA1 (Hardcopy) : 2014-10-26
  • I-130 NOA2 (Email) : 2014-11-26
  • I-130 NOA2 (Hardcopy) : 2014-12-03
  • NVC Case Received : 2014-12-10
  • Case Number Received : 2015-01-15
  • Submitted DS-261 : 2015-01-20
  • NVC Received AOS and IV Packages : 2015-02-25
  • Case Completed at NVC: 2015-03-30
  • Interview Scheduled: 2015-04-18
  • Interview Date: 2015-05-27
  • Interview Result: Approved
  • Visa Received: 2015-06-05
  • POE: 2015-07-03 (JFK)
  • Received Greencard: 2015-08-15
  • Returned Greencard: 2015-08-23
  • Recieved Corrected Greencard: 2015-11-16 (JFK)

 

ROC

  • Sent I-751 Packet: 2017-05-19
  • VSC Received: 2017-05-22
  • Check Cashed: 2017-05-26
  • NOA1 Received2017-05-30
  • Biometrics Letter Received2017-06-16
  • Biometrics Appointment2017-06-27
  • Interview: 2018-11-20
  • Approval Letter: 2018-11-26
  • Received Greencard2018-11-27

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2 hours ago, curiousgeorgina said:

Hi All,

 

I am a May 2017 VSC i-751 filer and after a long wait, we got an Interview letter for my ROC at the philadelphia office.

 

I am trying to prepare new documents to show the officer when he/she interviews us.. I have gotten advice that my evidence is pretty thin and these were submitted:

 

 Bank Account Statements
Tickets to PH
Boarding Passes to PH
Pictures  
Costco Cards
Green Card Front & Back
 Our Licenses Front Back
Passport Copy
Tax Returns 201516
Explanation Letter (we don't have health insurance)
Marraige Cert
Marriage Cert PH
Mailed Envelopes to me

2 Affidavits His mother in law and my sister in law

 

As of now I was able to add my name to our internet bill, more joint bank account statements, some more picture of us, trying to still add it to our PECO bill.. for the place we live in, even before we got married we both agreed that having my name on the deed is something my name is not to be in, he's had the condo eversince. I don't want to add my name on it if possible as we are planning to just do that when we buy a new house. As for phone bill we both have prepaid ever since so I'm not sure we'll be able to do something with that..

 

Are there any other document we can work on that we can show the officer that we are actually comingling finances and living together? I read briefly in some forums PoA or medical PoAs, where can I obtain and which specifically should I look for? I looked at the wills at LegalZoom but there's a variety of will and not sure which we should get.

 

Any kind of advice/help is much appreciated!
 

what about life insurance policies and retirement accounts with each other as the beneficiaries.  

 

any auto insurance with both of you listed

 

any joint credit cards or loans or vehicle titles with you both on there 


 

8/22/15 Received notice of interview "call in letter" for September 1st 8am

9/01/15 AOS Interview Houston-APPROVED!

9/01/15 Card in production, Welcome notice has been mailed

9/05/15 Welcome Notice Received

9/08/15 Greencard was mailed

9/10/15 GREENCARD RECEIVED!!!!!!!!

 

ROC

6/2/17 mailed I-751 to csc priority mail

7/1/17 I-751 returned rejected (multiple items)

7/3/17 I-751 mailed again with signature confirmation

7/6/17 second I-751 delivered and signed for by Daniel Manchaca

7/10/17  Check Cashed

7/10/17  NOA

7/22/17  Biometrics letter for 8/2/17

8/02/17 Biometrics appointment DONE

3/05/18 case moved to local office

8/25/18 Extension letter (18 months)

9/29/18 service request submitted

10/06/18 response to service request

10/11/18  approved. No RFE, no interview

10/16/18  approval letter received in the mail

10/19/18 greencard received

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13 hours ago, janet&adonis said:

what about life insurance policies and retirement accounts with each other as the beneficiaries.  

 

any auto insurance with both of you listed

 

any joint credit cards or loans or vehicle titles with you both on there 

These documents are the most important when applying for ROC, any documents that shows you and your husband is the beneficiary would be a big help.

 

If you dont have these evidences, then you can explain it during the interview why you dont have it.

Edited by Lemon23

VERMONT SERVICE CENTER - I-751 ROC

 

05/11/17: Date of I-751
05/12/17: VSC received our package

05/12/17: NOA Date
05/14/17: NOA Arrived in the mail & check cashed

06/22/17: Biometrics Appointment at ASC Manhattan

04/09/18: Online changed to case transferred to local office but no actual letter

06/13/18: Card Being Produced - NO RFE/NO INTERVIEW

06/16/18: Approval Letter arrived in the mail with 06/13/18 approval date

06/18/18: Card was picked up by USPS

06/20/18: Received 10 years Green Card from the mail

 

E-FILING (IOE) N-400 APPLICATION FOR NATURALIZATION

 

06/21/18: Submitted Online
06/22/18: Received NOA Online

06/23/18: Online account updated to Biometrics scheduled on 07/12

06/25/18: NOA letter arrived in the mail

06/28/18: Biometrics appointment letter arrived in the mail

07/12/18: Biometrics appointment at ASC Manhattan

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Everything that I have read says financial co-mingling is the important aspect, everything else is just secondary to it. The more co-mingled your finances are, the better. So joint bank accounts, joint credit cards etc are important. I think adding your name to the condo, using a quit claim deed, would be beneficial in your case. I don't think adding your name to bills etc would really be of great value (but it'll help). One thing about the quit claim deed though, the bank can technically re-finance your loan since the owners have changed. They're likely not to do it, but since you're going to purchase a new home anyway it might not matter. You could also think about getting a joint pre-mortgage approval letter from the bank, that could help too. 

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Hi Everyone, again thank you for the responses/advice. It helped!

 

Today was my interview, November 20th. 

 

So here's the story:

 

Our appointment was at 10 am, and we arrived 15 minutes before. Went through security check and then handed my appointment letter at to the lady at the desk. Everyone was super nice, I was nervous before entering the building, but the people so far were super friendly that it made me feel at ease. Anyways, we were sent to go to the second floor and sit by the door number they listed on my paper.

 

We found seats and almost exactly 10 am, the officer called our names. The officer was very nice, it was like talking to a boss you're friends with kind of vibe. She only asked us a few questions:

 

1. When did we get married

2. Our trips to my country

3. How did we meet

4. What's my birthday

5. Whats our address

6. Where did we get married

7. If we had kids or pets

 

And then just pretty much like a normal conversation of how we started dating. But it was very brief. I did of course handed her my additional documents. She flipped through it but nothing that she stared at for a long time she probably just wanted to see what was in the envelope.

 

We asked out of curiosity why we were picked for interview and yes we lacked evidence according to the Vermont center. The officer who interviewed us said we are good and that the letter should arrive  4 to 6 weeks. I don't want to assume because she didn't exactly say we are approved, but she did say "You guys seem good and you should expect your thing within 4 to 6 weeks". Just to add, she said she didn't think that the interview was really necessary. That Vermont was probably just making sure.

 

But yeah it went so smooth I am still a bit in shock that that just happened. I really was expecting we were going to have an either strict or cranky officer.


CR1

  • Consulate : Manila, Philippines
  • Marriage: 2014-10-01
  • I-130 Sent : 2014-10-16
  • I-130 NOA1 (Email) : 2014-10-22
  • I-130 NOA1 (Hardcopy) : 2014-10-26
  • I-130 NOA2 (Email) : 2014-11-26
  • I-130 NOA2 (Hardcopy) : 2014-12-03
  • NVC Case Received : 2014-12-10
  • Case Number Received : 2015-01-15
  • Submitted DS-261 : 2015-01-20
  • NVC Received AOS and IV Packages : 2015-02-25
  • Case Completed at NVC: 2015-03-30
  • Interview Scheduled: 2015-04-18
  • Interview Date: 2015-05-27
  • Interview Result: Approved
  • Visa Received: 2015-06-05
  • POE: 2015-07-03 (JFK)
  • Received Greencard: 2015-08-15
  • Returned Greencard: 2015-08-23
  • Recieved Corrected Greencard: 2015-11-16 (JFK)

 

ROC

  • Sent I-751 Packet: 2017-05-19
  • VSC Received: 2017-05-22
  • Check Cashed: 2017-05-26
  • NOA1 Received2017-05-30
  • Biometrics Letter Received2017-06-16
  • Biometrics Appointment2017-06-27
  • Interview: 2018-11-20
  • Approval Letter: 2018-11-26
  • Received Greencard2018-11-27

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