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Thread: Question about list of things to bring to interview

  1. #1
    Our interview is set for Sept. 14th.
    On the list of things to bring I need a clarified answer to: One place says if you already sent the I-864 with the 485 pack, sponser only needs to bring last years tax return. Then in another place, it says to fill out and bring I-864 along with supporting documents.

    So which is it? Do we fill out another one just in case? I have the forms and was thinking of just filling them out, just in case.

  2. #2
    Our interview is set for Sept. 14th.
    On the list of things to bring I need a clarified answer to: One place says if you already sent the I-864 with the 485 pack, sponser only needs to bring last years tax return. Then in another place, it says to fill out and bring I-864 along with supporting documents.

    So which is it? Do we fill out another one just in case? I have the forms and was thinking of just filling them out, just in case.

  3. #3
    Hi Reina90,

    I believe we have talked before. I was just wanting to know what type of ap do you have an interview ( like was it a marriaged based AOS?) and what your receipt date was?

    Congrats on the interview!!!!!

  4. #4
    Yes we have talked before, our spouses are from the same country. Yes our ap was based on marriage, we never received a receipt but it was filed WAY back in Feb. 2002! We have finally arrived!

  5. #5
    I very happy for you but I guess that means I have a very long wait ahead of me. I sure hope they are able to start reducing the backlog as they have said they were going to.

    Good luck with your interview. Please let us know how it went.

  6. #6
    hi reina90 ,

    actually I didn't have AOS interview as I did DCF...but I took I 864, 3 yrs IT returns, W2, bank account statement showing savings and a letter from employee that my wife sent to me...

    but if u have already sent I 864 then you should take a copy of that... no need to file another I -864 ... here is general idea on an interview though it doesn't match perfectly your situation but I guess u will gain something from this and visit other link also that I m giving u...wish u all the best...Pasha

    Visa interview preparation

    Despite having all the documents and meeting all the criteria people often get the refusal. A lot of its depends on the Interview, whether you successfully get the Visa or not. Here are few tips based on the people's experience and facts.
    Now don't get nervous with the word Interview. This is not like a job interview, however this is an important process (for visa seeker) so take it easy with confidence and follow few tips.
    The first essential step toward a successful interview is the preparation.
    The most important thing that you can carry with you is your self-confidence. Applicants who are well prepared and confident in their responses to the visa officer, are almost always successful in getting a US visa.
    General Preparation
    " Get some information/ general knowledge on what is the Visa all about? What is the process etc. ?
    " Prepare for most commonly asked question.
    " Be there a little early.
    " Ask for a interpreter if you are not conversant or confident with English.
    Document Preparation :
    1. Fill all the forms/applications neatly and completely.
    2. Know what you have filled in the form. Many times it happens specially in parents case, where childrens or sponsor fills the application and applicant him/her self doesn't know what infomration is provided.
    3. Provide correct and authentic information.
    4. If getting copies for documents make sure the copies are of good quality and readable.
    5. Verify the Names, date of birth etc should match with the information in your passport.
    6. Must Oganize your documents in proper logical order:
    A well organized and orderly arrangned documents can make it easy for you to find the right douments quickly during interview.
    Physical Preparation :
    Image is often as important as content. What you look like and how you say something are just as important as what you say. So dressed up nicely and keep smiling.
    Attitude Preparation :
    Provide to the point and concise answers. Do not add any thing which is not relevant or not being asked. ( In most the cases, this is where people do mistake by giving unnecessary and unasked details).
    " Do not argue.
    " Do not ask un necessary questions.
    " Be polite.
    What the officer is looking for ?
    The primary goal for the interview is to verify all information presented in the application and to make sure that ,you (applicant) has enough ties back in your home country and the person will come back after the visit to USA.
    Now this information can be obtained in few ways , documents and interview/questions through which the officer tries to determines the eligibility, for the visa grant.
    What "ties means?
    "Ties" are the aspects of your life that bind you to your place of residence, including family relationships, employment and possessions. In the case of younger applicants who may not have had an opportunity to establish such ties, interviewing officers may look at educational status, grades, the situation of parents, and an applicant's long-range plans and prospects in your home country. As each person's situation is different, there is no set answer as to what constitutes adequate ties.
    During the interview :
    " Greet the Interviewer when you see him/her at the begining.
    " Communicate clearly and in a comprehensive way. Do not hesitate to politely ask
    " to repeat or rephrase the question, if you don't understand the question.
    Generally asked questions:
    1. Why do you want to travel to the USA?
    2. Who is sponsoring you ?
    3. What do you do?
    4. when did you retired ?
    5. How much pension do you get?
    6. What is your annual income?
    7. Have u ever visited any other country other than home.
    8. Do you have leave granted application? (if you are job holder)
    9. Can I see you Business/visiting card?
    10. Who will look after your business in our absence(if you are a business man).
    11. Do you have a credit card?
    12. How many children do u have ? And where they are? What do they do?
    13. Who is there in USA?
    14. How long will you be staying in USA?
    15. Will you work there?
    16. Will you come back?
    17. How can you assure me that you will come back?
    18. What does your daughter/son/son- in- law do ?
    19. How long your son/daughter is living in USA ?
    Once the verbal interview is over and upon successful interview, you will have to provide finger print this is recent started program called BioVisa.(starting July 2004).

    When you go for interview.
    You are not allowed to carry any office bag, briefcase, electronic items, mobile phones, cigarettes, briefcases, etc. into the consulate. Only a plastic bag or a woman's handbag is allowed.
    Good Luck!


    Links to visit :-

    http://www.kamya.com/interview/aosint_2.html

    http://www.geocities.com/ben_jennie/...interview.html

    http://www.visapro.com/message-board...ead.php?t=8866

  7. #7
    Pasha,
    As ALWAYS you gave some useful information! Thank You, your the best!!! We have waited so long for this and now I am scared to death! Should be a piece of cake though, 8 and half years and 2 kids? I have 2 binders FULL of everything along with 2 photo al***s and I am still not done! Just want to be sure anything they could ask for I'll have!

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