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  1. Hamilton

    Future brother in law was previously deported

    OP, please update us once you've talked to your father-in-law! Or delicately asked your brother in law for a few more details about his 'deportation'....
  2. We printed about 30 pictures (a few for each year we'd been together) and the officer didn't want to see even one!
  3. Another email from DHS saying that there is no update on our case, and they are still processing it. 😂 Every time I get this email I hug my green card.
  4. What a rollercoaster of emotions! Glad that you got good news quickly after that message... and congrats!!
  5. on the plus side, if you wait 1 more year, you won't have to remove conditions. so it seems like it's almost better to just have it all done with at one go - especially since you now have an EAD/AP so it doesn't actually affect your day-to-day life. try and forget about it for a while!!
  6. it means your card is being produced! lol
  7. Do it! Can't hurt. How long does it generally take at the LA office to get an interview? And at least you have your EAD/AP now! It's great being done, don't get me wrong, but life is much more livable the second you have the EAD/AP at least.
  8. I know how that feels! Meanwhile, I keep getting email updates from DHS saying "there's no update on your case." Then I hug my green card a little tighter.
  9. I don't think it's a general pattern (because a bunch of people who got their EADs with no RFIEs back in November are still waiting for their interviews to be scheduled). But I think for some of us with RFIEs (me, Avinash), the interview has been scheduled pretty fast after the EAD. I'm guessing it's because our local offices don't have very long lines, and the main hold up was the RFIE.
  10. Aw man! When I saw you had commented, I was sure you were posting that your interview has been scheduled! Mine was scheduled about two months after my AP was finally approved, so I'm hoping the pattern holds true for you!
  11. Hi everyone! Sorry I haven't updated in a while. I'm happy to report that we had our interview last month, and two weeks ago, I GOT MY GREEN CARD! The interview went really smoothly, but took longer than I had expected (about 40 minutes). We went through all the 485 questions all over again (that took the most amount of time). The officer didn't ask us much about our relationship - just how we met and became a couple. She took all our evidence of financial co-mingling (lease etc.), but she didn't even want to see the photos we brought with us! At the end, she smiled and said it looked very promising. Checked the USCIS site when we reached home, and my card was in production. Thanks everyone for making this such a supportive space. To those who are still waiting - it'll happen eventually! I hope you don't have much longer to wait. I'll definitely still be around this forum and checking in on how everyone's cases are going.
  12. It's usually a month after they schedule it, but I would definitely call USCIS and ask them what the date is. The tier 2 officer will be able to tell you the date and the time of the interview. But you'll need to take the physical letter with you to the actual interview.
  13. I don't know if this is sufficient. I'd really try add yourself to some bill.. home insurance, or maybe cell phone bill? If your husband doesn't want to add you to his existing bank account, at the very least, you could open a joint bank account and share it. Then you could both transfer some money into it and use that for joint expenditures. I think an officer could find it weird/suspicious that you don't have any joint finances and question why your husband doesn't want to share any of his finances with you. You could also include other evidence like letters from family/friends (though I believe this doesn't count for much), or flight tickets/hotel bills from trips you've taken together. Did you guys get an extension on your 2017 taxes? I think including those (and showing you filed "jointly", or "married filing separately") will be important. Good luck!! It's best to be overprepared.