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Shawn_Lock

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About Shawn_Lock

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  • Location Hartford, CT, USA

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  • City
    South Windsor
  • State
    Connecticut

Immigration Info

  • Immigration Status
    Adjustment of Status (pending)
  • Place benefits filed at
    Chicago Lockbox
  • Local Office
    Hartford CT
  • Country
    Ecuador

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  1. They do not put a lot weight in cards and letters. With limited evidence, definitely focus on photos but I would recommend a Word Doc with description next to each picture . It is much easier to manage for the officer and they will appreciate not having to make a bunch of copies. My officer was very thankful. Any kind of joint memberships (gym, Costco , AAA, Mobile plans, etc) can be acquired without both needing a bank account .
  2. Hello Everyone, I am a US citizen in the process of bringing my 2 stepsons (18 & 19) from Ecuador. Their interview is scheduled for March 2nd. For this process, it was required that I get permission from the estranged parent to take the youngest to the US. I filed the I-130 for them last May. I did end up requesting an expedited interview date on Feb 6th which was granted. The timing has been perfect as my wife’s AOS interview was on February 12th and was approved that afternoon. This has taken out most of the concern on whether the kids would be denied or delayed. I will be flying down to attend their interview and hopefully bring them home when I leave. Thanks to everyone in this forum for sharing your experiences and providing valuable information. I will keep you posted ! Shawn
  3. You just received your EAD card so they wouldn’t expect many joint accounts to be open before then. Some of the thing that we were able to provide during our interview: -Cell Pone bill with both numbers -BJs card.( I printed account page in WORD and snapshots of both cards). -AAA card. (Also printed account page with snapshots of AAA card). -Printed out Social Media snapshots on a WORD doc. -Printed text messages on WORD doc. ( I still had our first conversation saved which they loved). -Printed various photos on a WORD doc with description of who and where,etc. -I have a movie theater subscription so I printed out all of my 15+ movie tickets which ended up being a good conversation piece. -Any trips or hotel reservations. Open bank account as soon as possible. This is quite possibly the biggest piece of evidence other than Joint health insurance or Beneficiaries on 401k, life insurance, etc.
  4. We had our interview today. We (with lawyer) arrived at 9am and wasn’t called until just after 11. We were interviewed by trainee and trainer. It started off with the swearing in and verifying of documents. Then we started going through the the I-485 line by line. It wasn’t robotic at all. We actually talked about how we met and other personal stories and events as we went through the application. It all felt organic. We felt very comfortable and joked back and forth. The interview lasted about 1hr 45. It really felt faster. It took so long because we both have previous marriages and my wife had a previous AOS which was throughly discussed. When the interview was over my lawyer asked if they felt that marriage was bona fide or if we needed to provide further evidence.The trainer said that they felt comfortable with the evidence and they would review documents and we should something over the next couple of days. All in all, it was a very good interview. My stepsons have their consulate interview next month so the timing has been perfect: We were hoping we both could go down to Ecuador and bring them here. We should have the card in hand before then. Thank you all for sharing your experiences. It really helps. This forum is an excellent tool in the immigration process. Best of luck to all !
  5. We had our interview today. We (with lawyer) arrived at 9am and wasn’t called until just after 11. We were interviewed by trainee and trainer. It started off with the swearing in and verifying of documents. Then we started going through the the I-485 line by line. It wasn’t robotic at all. We actually talked about how we met and other personal stories and events as we went through the application. It all felt organic. We felt very comfortable and joked back and forth. The interview lasted about 1hr 45. It really felt faster. It took so long because we both have previous marriages and my wife had a previous AOS which was throughly discussed. When the interview was over my lawyer asked if they felt that marriage was bona fide or if we needed to provide further evidence.The trainer said that they felt comfortable with the evidence and they would review documents and we should something over the next couple of days. All in all, it was a very good interview. My stepsons have their consulate interview next month so the timing has been perfect: We were hoping we both could go down to Ecuador and bring them here. We should have the card in hand before then. Thank you all for sharing your experiences. It really helps. This forum is an excellent tool in the immigration process. Best of luck to all !
  6. Congratulations ! That’s great news. Our Hartford Interview is next Wednesday . im only hearing great things so far from the office. Hopefully the the good karma carries over. And the word doc is this advice we followed. That was great advise from previous poster .
  7. Best of luck ! Let me know how it goes. My Hartford interview is in 2 weeks.
  8. Yes from from South Windsor. It has been good to see that the Hartford office is processing much faster than I expected. I was thinking 2 - 2.5 years of waiting based off their original processing times. Best of luck to you !
  9. Received notice on Friday. Letter showed up on the next Wednesday.
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