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Hi all,

 

I've been scouring the forums since we submitted our application for AOS and I feel like I have a pretty good idea of what evidence to bring to the interview.

Obviously we need to bring originals of evidence that we submitted with our application in March (Birth certificates, Marriage certificates, passports, DLs, lease, etc.).

 

Should we also bring copies of evidence previously provided? For example, we submitted bank statements and utility bills from the day we moved in together until filing, should we bring copies of those to the interview or will updated bills and statements SINCE filing suffice?

 

Thank you!


Marriage-Based AOS

3/3/2021   Sent application package to Chicago Lockbox

3/8/2021   USCIS Chicago Lockbox receives package

4/4/2021   Received text messages, status updated to "Case Was Received" and "Fingerprint Fee Was Received" for I-485

4/5/2021   Checks cashed

4/9/2021   Received I-797c for I-131 in the mail

4/16/2021 Received I-797c for I-130, I-765 in the mail

4/23/2021 Received I-797c for I-485 in the mail

5/10/2021 Received Biometrics appointment notice in the mail

5/25/2021 Biometrics Appointment

5/26/2021 Status updated to show fingerprints were taken

5/28/2021 Case is ready to be scheduled for an interview

6/07/2021 Received I-693 deficiency notice in the mail (dated 05/23/21)

6/11/2021 Interview was scheduled

6/21/2021 Received interview notice in the mail

7/29/2021 Interview date (Approved on the spot)

7/29/2021 New card is being produced

7/30/2021 Case was approved

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6 minutes ago, oneoftheundergods said:

Hi all,

 

I've been scouring the forums since we submitted our application for AOS and I feel like I have a pretty good idea of what evidence to bring to the interview.

Obviously we need to bring originals of evidence that we submitted with our application in March (Birth certificates, Marriage certificates, passports, DLs, lease, etc.).

 

Should we also bring copies of evidence previously provided? For example, we submitted bank statements and utility bills from the day we moved in together until filing, should we bring copies of those to the interview or will updated bills and statements SINCE filing suffice?

 

Thank you!

May I ask, what evidence did you send with your i130? 
 

and what what the visa status of beneficiary? 

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14 minutes ago, oneoftheundergods said:

Hi all,

 

I've been scouring the forums since we submitted our application for AOS and I feel like I have a pretty good idea of what evidence to bring to the interview.

Obviously we need to bring originals of evidence that we submitted with our application in March (Birth certificates, Marriage certificates, passports, DLs, lease, etc.).

 

Should we also bring copies of evidence previously provided? For example, we submitted bank statements and utility bills from the day we moved in together until filing, should we bring copies of those to the interview or will updated bills and statements SINCE filing suffice?

 

Thank you!

Also, an open question?

 

how much do they care about marriage photos? I understand they don't ask for it. But in everyones humble opinion, would they ask for more pictures (if sent)?

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9 minutes ago, Joe30 said:

May I ask, what evidence did you send with your i130?

Items that supported that we were in a bonafide  marriage.  Copies of boarding passes and hotels reservations for  trips taken together, photos dated and notated, bank and credit card statements with both names on it, proof we lived at the same residence, copy showing here as life insurance beneficiary, other insurance policies, wills, power of attorney, etc.   Items suggested in guides on this site.   Did you look at them yet?


March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

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5 minutes ago, Joe30 said:

how much do they care about marriage photos? I understand they don't ask for it. But in everyones humble opinion, would they ask for more pictures (if sent)?

Marriage photos, in and of themselves, are not required.  Do a few pages of 6 or 9 photos per page with the date, location and names of other people in the pictures,


March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

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22 minutes ago, oneoftheundergods said:

Should we also bring copies of evidence previously provided? For example, we submitted bank statements and utility bills from the day we moved in together until filing, should we bring copies of those to the interview or will updated bills and statements SINCE filing suffice?

Take copies with you to the interview.  No one has been denied for being over prepared. 


March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Brazil
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26 minutes ago, oneoftheundergods said:

Hi all,

 

I've been scouring the forums since we submitted our application for AOS and I feel like I have a pretty good idea of what evidence to bring to the interview.

Obviously we need to bring originals of evidence that we submitted with our application in March (Birth certificates, Marriage certificates, passports, DLs, lease, etc.).

 

Should we also bring copies of evidence previously provided? For example, we submitted bank statements and utility bills from the day we moved in together until filing, should we bring copies of those to the interview or will updated bills and statements SINCE filing suffice?

 

Thank you!

Bring as much evidence as possible that reflects a bona fide relationship/marriage.  That can include anything from proof of tripa taken together since being married, copies of will, insurance, deed or rental lease, etc. 

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Germany
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28 minutes ago, Joe30 said:

May I ask, what evidence did you send with your i130? 
 

and what what the visa status of beneficiary? 

I am on an F1 visa currently.

 

Evidence we submitted with the I-130 included:


    — Joint bank account statements
    — Lease agreement for joint home
    — Personal checks showing rent paid to landlord since 08/2020
    — utility bills showing petitioner’s and beneficiary’s names
    — electric company application for joint membership
    — joint renter’s insurance policy
     — Beneficiary’s and petitioner’s driver’s licenses
    — Joint car titles fro both car and truck
    — Petitioner’s retirement plan listing beneficiary as beneficiary
    — Emergency contact info from both employers HR systems
    — Internet service provider screen grab showing both as users
    — ISP sample bill
    — Joint Costco membership
    — Photos of beneficiary and petitioner together form 2019 — 2021
    — Wedding photos
    — Wedding cards from friends and family sent to petitioner and beneficiary
    — Instagram story screenshots

 


Marriage-Based AOS

3/3/2021   Sent application package to Chicago Lockbox

3/8/2021   USCIS Chicago Lockbox receives package

4/4/2021   Received text messages, status updated to "Case Was Received" and "Fingerprint Fee Was Received" for I-485

4/5/2021   Checks cashed

4/9/2021   Received I-797c for I-131 in the mail

4/16/2021 Received I-797c for I-130, I-765 in the mail

4/23/2021 Received I-797c for I-485 in the mail

5/10/2021 Received Biometrics appointment notice in the mail

5/25/2021 Biometrics Appointment

5/26/2021 Status updated to show fingerprints were taken

5/28/2021 Case is ready to be scheduled for an interview

6/07/2021 Received I-693 deficiency notice in the mail (dated 05/23/21)

6/11/2021 Interview was scheduled

6/21/2021 Received interview notice in the mail

7/29/2021 Interview date (Approved on the spot)

7/29/2021 New card is being produced

7/30/2021 Case was approved

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Germany
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14 minutes ago, Paul & Mary said:

Take copies with you to the interview.  No one has been denied for being over prepared. 

Thank you, we will do that. You are right in that it can't hurt anything.

 

We will basically bring a copy of our application package to the interview, including updated bills, statements, etc. Looking at the list below, is there anything else that anyone could think of?

 

1 minute ago, oneoftheundergods said:

I am on an F1 visa currently.

 

Evidence we submitted with the I-130 included:


    — Joint bank account statements
    — Lease agreement for joint home
    — Personal checks showing rent paid to landlord since 08/2020
    — utility bills showing petitioner’s and beneficiary’s names
    — electric company application for joint membership
    — joint renter’s insurance policy
     — Beneficiary’s and petitioner’s driver’s licenses
    — Joint car titles fro both car and truck
    — Petitioner’s retirement plan listing beneficiary as beneficiary
    — Emergency contact info from both employers HR systems
    — Internet service provider screen grab showing both as users
    — ISP sample bill
    — Joint Costco membership
    — Photos of beneficiary and petitioner together form 2019 — 2021
    — Wedding photos
    — Wedding cards from friends and family sent to petitioner and beneficiary
    — Instagram story screenshots

 

 


Marriage-Based AOS

3/3/2021   Sent application package to Chicago Lockbox

3/8/2021   USCIS Chicago Lockbox receives package

4/4/2021   Received text messages, status updated to "Case Was Received" and "Fingerprint Fee Was Received" for I-485

4/5/2021   Checks cashed

4/9/2021   Received I-797c for I-131 in the mail

4/16/2021 Received I-797c for I-130, I-765 in the mail

4/23/2021 Received I-797c for I-485 in the mail

5/10/2021 Received Biometrics appointment notice in the mail

5/25/2021 Biometrics Appointment

5/26/2021 Status updated to show fingerprints were taken

5/28/2021 Case is ready to be scheduled for an interview

6/07/2021 Received I-693 deficiency notice in the mail (dated 05/23/21)

6/11/2021 Interview was scheduled

6/21/2021 Received interview notice in the mail

7/29/2021 Interview date (Approved on the spot)

7/29/2021 New card is being produced

7/30/2021 Case was approved

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@oneoftheundergods, the evidence you listed looks good. I would bring copies of your driver licenses depicting the same residential address for both of you. 

 

Make sure to include evidence since the time you met and not just since the date of the marriage. You do not want it to seem like you met on Monday, married on Wednesday and filed for AOS on Friday of the same week. 

 

When we first filed for AOS, we made 3 exact copies of the package. One for my husband, one for me and one for our lawyer. We brought those to the interview and copies of additional evidence, as well. Again, one set for my husband, one for me and one for my lawyer. We did this just in case we got separated. It was probably overkill but I think that worked in our favor. We also felt very prepared and comfortable during the interview. 

 

If anything, you will have a nice set of evidence for ROC when the time comes. 

 


 

I-751 Joint Filing.

06-15-2021 - Case was updated to show fingerprints were taken. 

05-26-2021 - Received NOA/extension letter. Notice date and postmarked 05-20-2021.

05-23-2021 - Received text message with Receipt #. YSC Potomac Center.

05-21-2021 - Checks cashed (processing on joint checking account)

05-07-2021 - I-751 received in Arizona.

 

Marriage-based AOS - Concurrent filing.

05-07-2019 - AOS Approved. Resident since date 05/07/2019.

05-06-2019 - AOS Interview

04-23-2018 - "Case is ready to be scheduled for an interview"

03-16-2018 - Priority Date.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: New Zealand
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47 minutes ago, Joe30 said:

May I ask, what evidence did you send with your i130? 
 

and what what the visa status of beneficiary? 

Why must you highjack this person's thread?  You have many, many of your own threads already started.  You should append your extra questions to those threads.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: New Zealand
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56 minutes ago, oneoftheundergods said:

Hi all,

 

I've been scouring the forums since we submitted our application for AOS and I feel like I have a pretty good idea of what evidence to bring to the interview.

Obviously we need to bring originals of evidence that we submitted with our application in March (Birth certificates, Marriage certificates, passports, DLs, lease, etc.).

 

Should we also bring copies of evidence previously provided? For example, we submitted bank statements and utility bills from the day we moved in together until filing, should we bring copies of those to the interview or will updated bills and statements SINCE filing suffice?

 

Thank you!

One thing the IO wanted, which we had not brought, was an updated I-94.  My husband had left/returned to the US twice on AP.  Fortunately, the IO accepted the passport in lieu of an I-94.

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Germany
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Just now, Jorgedig said:

One thing the IO wanted, which we had not brought, was an updated I-94.  My husband had left/returned to the US twice on AP.  Fortunately, the IO accepted the passport in lieu of an I-94.

I was actually printing my current I-94 when your answer came through, so thank you haha


Marriage-Based AOS

3/3/2021   Sent application package to Chicago Lockbox

3/8/2021   USCIS Chicago Lockbox receives package

4/4/2021   Received text messages, status updated to "Case Was Received" and "Fingerprint Fee Was Received" for I-485

4/5/2021   Checks cashed

4/9/2021   Received I-797c for I-131 in the mail

4/16/2021 Received I-797c for I-130, I-765 in the mail

4/23/2021 Received I-797c for I-485 in the mail

5/10/2021 Received Biometrics appointment notice in the mail

5/25/2021 Biometrics Appointment

5/26/2021 Status updated to show fingerprints were taken

5/28/2021 Case is ready to be scheduled for an interview

6/07/2021 Received I-693 deficiency notice in the mail (dated 05/23/21)

6/11/2021 Interview was scheduled

6/21/2021 Received interview notice in the mail

7/29/2021 Interview date (Approved on the spot)

7/29/2021 New card is being produced

7/30/2021 Case was approved

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5 minutes ago, USC4SPOUSE said:

@oneoftheundergods, the evidence you listed looks good. I would bring copies of your driver licenses depicting the same residential address for both of you. 

 

Make sure to include evidence since the time you met and not just since the date of the marriage. You do not want it to seem like you met on Monday, married on Wednesday and filed for AOS on Friday of the same week. 

 

When we first filed for AOS, we made 3 exact copies of the package. One for my husband, one for me and one for our lawyer. We brought those to the interview and copies of additional evidence, as well. Again, one set for my husband, one for me and one for my lawyer. We did this just in case we got separated. It was probably overkill but I think that worked in our favor. We also felt very prepared and comfortable during the interview. 

 

If anything, you will have a nice set of evidence for ROC when the time comes. 

 

Thank you! Yes, our ID's/DLs show the same address! All of our evidence starts before we got married, we've had joint accounts since we moved in together, about 6 months before we got married! Good tip!


Marriage-Based AOS

3/3/2021   Sent application package to Chicago Lockbox

3/8/2021   USCIS Chicago Lockbox receives package

4/4/2021   Received text messages, status updated to "Case Was Received" and "Fingerprint Fee Was Received" for I-485

4/5/2021   Checks cashed

4/9/2021   Received I-797c for I-131 in the mail

4/16/2021 Received I-797c for I-130, I-765 in the mail

4/23/2021 Received I-797c for I-485 in the mail

5/10/2021 Received Biometrics appointment notice in the mail

5/25/2021 Biometrics Appointment

5/26/2021 Status updated to show fingerprints were taken

5/28/2021 Case is ready to be scheduled for an interview

6/07/2021 Received I-693 deficiency notice in the mail (dated 05/23/21)

6/11/2021 Interview was scheduled

6/21/2021 Received interview notice in the mail

7/29/2021 Interview date (Approved on the spot)

7/29/2021 New card is being produced

7/30/2021 Case was approved

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: New Zealand
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2 minutes ago, oneoftheundergods said:

I was actually printing my current I-94 when your answer came through, so thank you haha

Oh, funny!   Excellent, you will be good to go.

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