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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Mexico
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Sorry if it is a silly question but I would like to read people experience on how they have prepared the folder for the interview . My mom's lawyer only gave her 2 yellow envelopes and in one envelope there is the paperwork (DS-260, interview letter , birth certificates,  tax returns, marriage certificate, check stubs, etc )    and I want to organize more detailed for she would not be sorting through in front of the officer.

anybody have organized their folder?

 

also her interview is Feb 12 in Juarez. people have been saying the officers are requesting the tax transcripts and original paperwork such as birth certificates and copies is that true.

my husband went in 2018 for interview but i know now things have changed slightly.  

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Mexico
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My husband just interviewed on the 21st of January, and I had his packet totally organized with all originals with the copies after it, tax transcripts, everything the lawyer could think of, and everything I could add after reviewing lots of these forums. The officer focused on an arrest from 2002 (which we brought all the paperwork on, the court record and the police record) and questioned my husband about his son who we filed for a visa for in 2016. There were other people that interviewed the week after that didn't even have an original birth certificate and were approved that day and received their visa by that Friday. My husband has been there 21 days so far just waiting on someone there to actually pick up his case and review the additional documents he sent in. It seems very hit and miss and depends on who interviews you.

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Filed: Other Country: China
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I like to use a tabbed plastic portfolio.  Let the applicant organize it anyway they are comfortable with.


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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Moved from IR-1/CR-1 Process & Procedures to US Embassy and Consulate Discussion.


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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
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April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
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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)

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