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  • 1-751 we have to go for an interview and i dont understand why

    My husband is from Ireland and we have been married since August 2003.

    He got his green card and we wnt to the aos interview no problem and the officer told us in 18 months we would have to file a 1 751 to lift the conditions but he said it should be no problem...
    well we sent our i751 form in july 2006, we had to send more evidence to prove a bona fide marriage.
    so we sent
    1. Bank statments in both our names.
    2. health insurance in both our names...
    3 car insurance in both our names
    4 taxes filed in both our names
    5. vacation itinerary in both our names...
    6 our AAA membership in both our names

    we got a mail back 2 months later stating we had "INSUFICCENT EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT BONA FIDE MARRIAGE" we were baffled ...we needed to send more evidence...

    since we do not own our own house and live at my mothers, we sent
    1. an affidavit from my mother stating we live at her house as man and wife
    2. TEN affidavits from friends stating our marriage
    3 a copy of the paper from rays work saying that i am the beneficiary on his life insurance
    4 cards from my handicap sons (his stepson, my son from a previous marriage) saying i have my husbands name as a contact down in case of an emergency
    5 copy of school reports that said both my husband and i attedned my sons school meetings.
    6 a copy of the tax return check in both our names
    7 boarding passes from our trip to disney
    6 dozens and doezens of photos of us in Ireland, at the beach, in disney, on holidays, at the pool, at friends house, at amusement parks, etc...


    well , we sent that in , and now we got a mail saying we both must report to the USCIS in philadelphia for an interview!!! I have heard they dont call interviews for this unless it is supsicous...

    what more do they want from us??? what could be wrong?

    please, any feedback wold be apprciated...i am really really scared ...did anyone else ever hear of this before?

    we have a friend, who has a wife in Belgium and all they sent in was 1 utility bill, and one affidavit from a friend, and thiers was fine...

    im so scared.
    Jyll

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    My husband is from Ireland and we have been married since August 2003.

    He got his green card and we wnt to the aos interview no problem and the officer told us in 18 months we would have to file a 1 751 to lift the conditions but he said it should be no problem...
    well we sent our i751 form in july 2006, we had to send more evidence to prove a bona fide marriage.
    so we sent
    1. Bank statments in both our names.
    2. health insurance in both our names...
    3 car insurance in both our names
    4 taxes filed in both our names
    5. vacation itinerary in both our names...
    6 our AAA membership in both our names

    we got a mail back 2 months later stating we had "INSUFICCENT EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT BONA FIDE MARRIAGE" we were baffled ...we needed to send more evidence...

    since we do not own our own house and live at my mothers, we sent
    1. an affidavit from my mother stating we live at her house as man and wife
    2. TEN affidavits from friends stating our marriage
    3 a copy of the paper from rays work saying that i am the beneficiary on his life insurance
    4 cards from my handicap sons (his stepson, my son from a previous marriage) saying i have my husbands name as a contact down in case of an emergency
    5 copy of school reports that said both my husband and i attedned my sons school meetings.
    6 a copy of the tax return check in both our names
    7 boarding passes from our trip to disney
    6 dozens and doezens of photos of us in Ireland, at the beach, in disney, on holidays, at the pool, at friends house, at amusement parks, etc...


    well , we sent that in , and now we got a mail saying we both must report to the USCIS in philadelphia for an interview!!! I have heard they dont call interviews for this unless it is supsicous...

    what more do they want from us??? what could be wrong?

    please, any feedback wold be apprciated...i am really really scared ...did anyone else ever hear of this before?

    we have a friend, who has a wife in Belgium and all they sent in was 1 utility bill, and one affidavit from a friend, and thiers was fine...

    im so scared.
    Jyll

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    • #3
      Hello:

      I am here I understnad how you must feel. I went to India jan 2003 my husbnad is still there and I am in the USA. I have sent all those same doucments and more. My husbnad has been to two Interveiws was told everything look good. Embassy made a visit in the neighborhood and was given some wrong information and he was denied for the 3rd time. I have fired my lazy attorney and reported him to the GA Bar Association. I have made contact with my senator Saxby Chambliss his staff in Ga. is helping us. I have beed told they are hatfeful at those interveiws. My husband told me they laugh at him the first time. They really try to make life hard for people who wnat to live together. we now have Homeland Security working on our case.

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      • #4
        Hi Marian,
        How come he is in India? They did not deport him did they? why would they do that?
        I am really scared...

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        • #5
          Some get called, some do not, a lottery.

          You did.

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          • #6
            really? because of all the people i have ever spoken to they say that no one gets called unless there is a problem, and for the life of me i cannot imagne what they need from us.

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            • #7
              Theone is correct; some I-751 applicants are randomly selected for the interviews. Don't worry.

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              • #8
                If it was me, I'd show up at the interview with a positive attitude and more supporting evidence. Don't go there angry and contentious.

                btw, are you a US Citizen?

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                • #9
                  yes, Im a citizen...i wont go there angry or nasty but i probably will be terrified i cant help it..i just cant understand why they would want to do this to us.....we sent them almost all the evidence we have..what we showed them , it woudl be allmost impossible NOT to think our marriage is legit.

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                  • #10
                    Something must have redflagged you. Got a laptop? got a wedding video? Bring it to you interview. Bury them in evidence.

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                    • #11
                      Good Lord now i am so scared...why could there be a red flag? what could we have done wrong?

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                      • #12
                        first and foremost CALM DOWN!!!!! I have been following this discussion and I am seeing quite obviously that you have moved swiftly into PANIC MODUS!! Sit down with a hot cup of tea and a couple of chocolate buscuits : ) Be reasonable and patient. U know when ur appt is, so start now to gather documentation that in ur belief proves ur in a legit relationship. As u have heard the volume of "evidence required" differs from appt to appt. U have got this far stop being a grim reaper and think all is bad. Go to the appt with confidence. If ur scared u will throw off bad vibes. A little nervous is allowed (Grins) U as u say are in a sound solid relationship so go in there proud and grateful that ur marriage is working as u expected it to look how many fail in the initial process before they even get as far as u both are. Take as much evidence as u feel is correct for u, no one can tell u whats right and wots not. These people that interview u are humans, experienced in their job. But that is all they are doing a job. Dont be scared, its going to put a lot of pressure on ur family. Look at it as going for a bank loan, on the other hand dont.. they scare the %^# out of me. Dont lie, dont try and impress, just be little ole you. And hubby be little ole hubby. And think of this, and it might put some light into why ur being requested to go to a interview. How many people say they are still married and have an agreement with thier spouses until they have the permanent green card and in reality are both seperated. How the minority mess it up for the majority. Go enjoy a lovely Sunday! AND CALM DOWN!!!!

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                        • #13
                          I know , i know i am a drama queen ...*grin*
                          i probably wouldnt be so worried if i knew this was the norm or even if i ever heard of someone who went through this..
                          most people i have spoken to said "Oh! that is so uncommon...they must be suspicous of you or somthing."

                          When we had our AOS interview nearly 2 years ago, i THINK the officer told us they may or may not want to interveiw us a second time. but to me it seemed very uncommon...

                          that coupled with them asking for additial eveidnece after i sent everything under the sun...

                          maybe we will bring our video camera and photos of us on our vacations...Granted , i am not in a lot of the photos usually because i am the one TAKING The photos. they are usually of my hubby and me, with my son (his stepson)...they will be able to tell it is my son because he will be with us at the interview..he has autism, and my husband is very good with him.

                          i have been googling a lot to see of other people experience ....a few people have had these interviews many of htem separated...however, no one ever comes back to post about the end result so i never know how they turn out...
                          Jyll

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                          • #14
                            Jillian, take it easy. All will be OK. I know, you are scared but when you are scared the USCIS officers will feel it. And it will help nothing; it just might make things worse – than you might really become a ˜victim' of interrogation. I am in the same position as you – I had some papers extra, yes, like a birth certificate of our son and our house deed but I am scared too (I have not received a reply from USCIS yet). Just BTW, do you know what my husband said? If they deny us, we can always go to Czech Republic; I will try to learn Czech though (after 4 years we are together he knows 20 Czech wordsï
                            さん,がんばれ!

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                            • #15
                              Oh, here are some:
                              Name and address.

                              Name and Date of Birth of Spouse.

                              When and where did you meet your spouse?

                              Describe this 1st meeting.

                              Did you make arrangements to meet again?

                              Did you exchange phone numbers?

                              When did you meet next?

                              Where were you living at the time? Where was your spouse living?

                              When did you decide to get married? Where were you at the time?

                              Did you live together before marriage?

                              When and where did you get married? How did you and your spouse get to the church, courthouse, etc.?

                              Who were the witnesses to the ceremony?

                              Did you exchange wedding rings?

                              Where had you purchased these rings? Did you and your spouse purchase them together?

                              Did you have a reception after the ceremony?

                              Where was it held?

                              Do you have any photos of the ceremony and /or reception?

                              Describe the reception.

                              Did any of your, and your spouse's, family members attend? If so, who?

                              Did you go on a honeymoon? If so, when and where?

                              If you did not have a reception, what did you do after the wedding ceremony?

                              Where did you live after the wedding?

                              Describe the place where you lived right after the marriage. Number of bedrooms and bathrooms; furnishings; color of walls, floor coverings, appliances, etc; type of air conditioning, heating, etc; # of telephones, televisions, etc. Do you have cable television?

                              Where did you get the furniture? Was it already there, did you buy it, was it a gift, or did it come from your, or your spouse's, previous residence?

                              If brought to the house or apartment, describe how it was transported.

                              Describe your bedroom. Where do you keep your clothes? Where does your spouse keep his or her clothes? Where are the bathroom towels kept? Where do you keep the dirty clothes?

                              Where is the garbage kept in the kitchen?

                              On what day of the week is the garbage picked up?

                              Where do you shop for groceries? Do you go together with your spouse? How do you get there?

                              Where do you work? What days of the week do you work?

                              What hours do you work? What is your salary?

                              What is your telephone # at work?

                              When was the last vacation you had from work?

                              Did you and your spouse go anywhere together at that time?

                              When was the last vacation you and your spouse took together?

                              Where did you go? How did you get there? Describe it.

                              Where does your spouse work? What days of the week? What hours? What is the salary, if you know?

                              What is your spouse's telephone # at work?

                              When was the last time your spouse got a vacation from work?

                              Do you know your spouse's family members? If so, which ones? If your spouse has children from a previous marriage, their names, ages, where they live, and where they go to school, if applicable.

                              Where do you live now? (If different from where you lived right after the marriage, then go over the same questions as above). How much is the rent? When is it paid? How do you pay it?

                              Do you have a bank account together? Where? What kind of account? (Checking, savings).

                              Are both of you listed on the account? (Do you have a bank letter, cancelled checks, etc.?)

                              Did you file a joint tax return this year? Do you have a copy with you?

                              Do you own any property together? What property? Did you bring copies of the documents with you?

                              What kind of automobile do you and your spouse have? Describe them.

                              Do you have an insurance policy listing your spouse as the beneficiary? If so, do you have a copy?

                              Have you taken any trips or vacations together? Do you have photos from these trips?

                              Do you have any utility bills, or receipts from items you have purchased together?

                              What other documentation do you have to show that you are living together as husband and wife?

                              Do you have any pets? What kind, what are their names, and describe them?

                              What did you do for Christmas, New Year's, your anniversary, or you or your spouse's last birthday? Did you exchange gifts? If so, what kind of gift?

                              Did you or your spouse go to work yesterday? If so, at what time did you and/or your spouse leave the house and return?

                              Who cooks the meals at the house?

                              What is your spouse's favorite food? What is your favorite food?

                              Does your spouse drink coffee? If so, does he or she use cream and/or sugar?

                              Did you eat dinner together last night? Did anyone else have dinner with you? What did you have?

                              What time was dinner served? Who cooked it?

                              Did you watch TV after dinner? What shows did you watch?

                              At what time did you go to bed? Who went to bed first?

                              Did you have the air conditioning or heater on?

                              Who woke up first this morning? Did an alarm clock go off?

                              Did you or your spouse take a shower?

                              Did you come to the interview together? Who drove?

                              Did you have breakfast? Where and what did you eat?
                              さん,がんばれ!

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