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Next summer, my husband and I will be putting in for his removal of conditions. I am wondering what the interview experience has been for people if you had to do one. We have joint bank accounts, credit cards (I added him to mine, he added me to his when I got one), our lease(s), car insurance, I am on his medical insurance from work. We are mostly homebodies, but I have a few pictures of us when we went to museums and stuff like that. We do not have children, but we have three cats (two he went with me to adopt the cats) and my horse. I was working until we moved for his job, and I am currently still looking.  My worry  is they will questions the state of our "Wedding" at the interview. We were married at town hall on St. Patrick's day in 2017 because that was the day I could get off from one of my jobs, because I had two jobs at the time he came over. We told everyone we were going, but my mother did not come because she was taking care of my disabled sister and most of my friends had to work, so nobody was in attendance. I do have a picture the Justice of the Peace took for us. Should I be worried about this at all? I do have he wedding cards my immediate family gave us and couple of my friends. 

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22 minutes ago, lotusrose1987 said:

Next summer, my husband and I will be putting in for his removal of conditions. I am wondering what the interview experience has been for people if you had to do one. We have joint bank accounts, credit cards (I added him to mine, he added me to his when I got one), our lease(s), car insurance, I am on his medical insurance from work. We are mostly homebodies, but I have a few pictures of us when we went to museums and stuff like that. We do not have children, but we have three cats (two he went with me to adopt the cats) and my horse. I was working until we moved for his job, and I am currently still looking.  My worry  is they will questions the state of our "Wedding" at the interview. We were married at town hall on St. Patrick's day in 2017 because that was the day I could get off from one of my jobs, because I had two jobs at the time he came over. We told everyone we were going, but my mother did not come because she was taking care of my disabled sister and most of my friends had to work, so nobody was in attendance. I do have a picture the Justice of the Peace took for us. Should I be worried about this at all? I do have he wedding cards my immediate family gave us and couple of my friends. 

We got married in a styrofoam chapel above a Subway restaurant with three people in attendance (none of them were our parents) and I removed my conditions earlier this year. On that front, you'll be fine. It's kind of hard to arrange a massive wedding when you only have 90 days to plan it :P I didn't even have that reason to have such a minimalist wedding, we were just lazy and wanted to get the paperwork out of the way.

 

For removal of conditions, joint finances, joint living quarters (lease/mortgage/deed) and joint everything ever are your key to getting the 10 year card. They can't get enough of the stuff. Where some people trip up is sending only recent evidence. USCIS wants to see stuff spanning your entire marriage, or as far back to your wedding date as possible. Obviously no one rushes out to the bank on the day of their wedding to set up an account, but even a month or two after you get married and onwards from there is great.


ROC from CR-1 visa (Green Card expiration date was Nov 24th 2016)

 

Link to the evidence I submitted. Be sure to send evidence spanning your entire marriage (especially for K-1) or as far back as you can. Just one or two bank statements will not cut it. I primarily focused on the two years of living here since I came in on a CR-1. If you don't have the fundamentals (i.e. joint accounts/policies), you can explain why in the covering letter. E.g. "While we do not have joint utilities, we both contribute to them from our joint bank account".

 

September 26th 2016: I-751 package sent to CSC

September 28th 2016: Package delivered
September 30th 2016: Check cashed
October 3rd 2016: NOA1 received with receipt date of 09/28/16
November 3rd 2016: Biometrics received with appointment date of 11/14/16.
November 14th 2016: Attended biometrics appointment
October 30th 2017: Infopass appointment to get I-551 stamp
February 26th 2018: I-751 case number (aka the NOA1 receipt number) becomes trackable
March 14th 2018: Submitted service request due to being outside of processing time.

March 15th 2018: ROC approved. 535 days (1 year, 5 months and 17 days)

March 29th 2018: Card being produced

April 4th 2018: Card mailed out

April 6th 2018: Card in hand. Has incorrect "resident since" date. Submitted service request on I-751 case (typographical error on permanent resident card) and an I-90 online.

April 2018 - August 7th 2018: Tons of service requests, emails and now senator involvement to get my corrected green card back because what the heck, USCIS. Also some time in May I sent a letter to Potomac telling them I want to withdraw my I-90 since CSC were handling it.

August 8th 2018: Card in production thanks to the direct involvement of Senator Sherrod Brown's team

August 13th 2018: Card mailed

August 15th 2018: Card in hand with correct date. :joy:

October 31st 2018: Potomac sends out a notice stating they have closed out my I-90 per my request. Yay for no duplicate card drama.

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16 minutes ago, Ketsuban said:

We got married in a styrofoam chapel above a Subway restaurant with three people in attendance (none of them were our parents) and I removed my conditions earlier this year. On that front, you'll be fine. It's kind of hard to arrange a massive wedding when you only have 90 days to plan it :P I didn't even have that reason to have such a minimalist wedding, we were just lazy and wanted to get the paperwork out of the way.

 

For removal of conditions, joint finances, joint living quarters (lease/mortgage/deed) and joint everything ever are your key to getting the 10 year card. They can't get enough of the stuff. Where some people trip up is sending only recent evidence. USCIS wants to see stuff spanning your entire marriage, or as far back to your wedding date as possible. Obviously no one rushes out to the bank on the day of their wedding to set up an account, but even a month or two after you get married and onwards from there is great.

Thanks for the tip to include stuff all the way back. I will definitely will make sure I get the joint bank account statements going back to when we opened our first joint account together. I can't really show anything for our car, we have Progressive too, but I can at least show he is on the car insurance for my car. And that the rent is paid from our joint account. I'm really lazy and still have a personal account linked to my other bills (including car insurance) for auto payment, so I just transfer money from our joint account to mine to pay car insurance and my student loans and the car payment as we use the checks I still have from my personal account to pay the car bill. I guess I can highlight on the statements showing the transfers between our joint to my personal and include an explanation.  

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We were married at local court as well and you do not want to see our wedding pics! I had been married in a court before as well as attended several friends court weddings and they were always done in the judges chambers or an empty courtroom- so when my husband came on the K and we set up the court wedding with the clerk I assumed it would be the same...nope. The local court where we lived at the time did the weddings 'in between' court sessions. So we showed up and there was a FULL courtroom- a blend of traffic and criminal cases along with the front row consisting of an entire row of INMATES in orange jumpsuits and handcuffs.  😭🙄🤣 My mother took pictures but there was no way to avoid the inmates appearing in them. It was all good though! They all cheered at the you are man and wife part and rattled their chains while we kissed. LOL. When I sent the AOS I made a note that said something like we do not know nor did we invite the convicts in the photos to our wedding that it was just how the court was. 

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On 11/6/2018 at 10:42 PM, Damara said:

We were married at local court as well and you do not want to see our wedding pics! I had been married in a court before as well as attended several friends court weddings and they were always done in the judges chambers or an empty courtroom- so when my husband came on the K and we set up the court wedding with the clerk I assumed it would be the same...nope. The local court where we lived at the time did the weddings 'in between' court sessions. So we showed up and there was a FULL courtroom- a blend of traffic and criminal cases along with the front row consisting of an entire row of INMATES in orange jumpsuits and handcuffs.  😭🙄🤣 My mother took pictures but there was no way to avoid the inmates appearing in them. It was all good though! They all cheered at the you are man and wife part and rattled their chains while we kissed. LOL. When I sent the AOS I made a note that said something like we do not know nor did we invite the convicts in the photos to our wedding that it was just how the court was. 

Priceless

 

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On 11/6/2018 at 9:42 PM, Damara said:

We were married at local court as well and you do not want to see our wedding pics! I had been married in a court before as well as attended several friends court weddings and they were always done in the judges chambers or an empty courtroom- so when my husband came on the K and we set up the court wedding with the clerk I assumed it would be the same...nope. The local court where we lived at the time did the weddings 'in between' court sessions. So we showed up and there was a FULL courtroom- a blend of traffic and criminal cases along with the front row consisting of an entire row of INMATES in orange jumpsuits and handcuffs.  😭🙄🤣 My mother took pictures but there was no way to avoid the inmates appearing in them. It was all good though! They all cheered at the you are man and wife part and rattled their chains while we kissed. LOL. When I sent the AOS I made a note that said something like we do not know nor did we invite the convicts in the photos to our wedding that it was just how the court was. 

That is a very memorable/unique wedding!

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On 11/6/2018 at 7:42 PM, Damara said:

We were married at local court as well and you do not want to see our wedding pics! I had been married in a court before as well as attended several friends court weddings and they were always done in the judges chambers or an empty courtroom- so when my husband came on the K and we set up the court wedding with the clerk I assumed it would be the same...nope. The local court where we lived at the time did the weddings 'in between' court sessions. So we showed up and there was a FULL courtroom- a blend of traffic and criminal cases along with the front row consisting of an entire row of INMATES in orange jumpsuits and handcuffs.  😭🙄🤣 My mother took pictures but there was no way to avoid the inmates appearing in them. It was all good though! They all cheered at the you are man and wife part and rattled their chains while we kissed. LOL. When I sent the AOS I made a note that said something like we do not know nor did we invite the convicts in the photos to our wedding that it was just how the court was. 

This is a fantastic story!   ❤️

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~~Moved to ROC from AOS Family- THe OP is asking about ROC~~


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Met Playing Everquest in 2005
Engaged 9-15-2006
K-1 & 4 K-2'S
Filed 05-09-07
Interview 03-12-08
Visa received 04-21-08
Entry 05-06-08
Married 06-21-08
AOS X5
Filed 07-08-08
Cards Received01-22-09
Roc X5
Filed 10-17-10
Cards Received02-22-11
Citizenship
Filed 10-17-11
Interview 01-12-12
Oath 06-29-12

Citizenship for older 2 boys

Filed 03/08/2014

NOA/fee waiver 03/19/2014

Biometrics 04/15/14

Interview 05/29/14

In line for Oath 06/20/14

Oath 09/19/2014 We are all done! All USC no more USCIS

 

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I wouldn't be worried, it sounds like you have plenty of evidence...and plenty of time to assemble the petition. Not all I-751 cases have an interview; I have heard that if you didn't have an AOS interview they may be more likely to do an I-751 interview, but I just submitted my husband's I-751 so I can't verify that!

 

Also, one year after you submit the I-751 you can submit the N-400 for naturalization, so you may have just a citizenship interview! 

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