Green card interview docs

Google / Eng half_life
Sep 22, 2018 15 Comments

In addition to standard docs (W2, paystub, EVL), I also heard you need to present your original birth certificate, SSN card, college transcripts, etc.? Is this true?

Interviewing at SF office. Employment based.

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  • Amazon tertel
    Make sure you medicals are up to date. In my case they had expired by the time I got the interview and had to redo them. In that case just bring an updated copy with you.

    Your lawyer should tell you all this.
    Sep 23, 2018 0
  • The Muse / Eng
    KosG45

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    I just did the interview. Just bring all the paperwork that support your story. You don’t know what they will ask, and you want to be able to answer the questions with proofs. aything work, money, health related shouldnt be too far if you have a question about it.
    Sep 23, 2018 2
    • Google / Eng half_life
      OP
      Thanks, what docs did they ask to see?
      Sep 23, 2018
    • The Muse / Eng
      KosG45

      The Muse Eng

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      Nothing. But feeling conformable about our story was priceless. Full disclosure, it was for diversity green card (the lottery one).
      Sep 23, 2018
  • Amazon tertel
    I second bring ALL the paperwork. And organize it into file folders with clearly labeled tabs so you can quickly locate ANY document.

    I think it's also psychologically advantageous to come to the interview and put a huge stack of files on the desk. It really calls out "I am very well prepared" and maybe makes it less likely that they will think you're going to be a problem.

    In my case along with the usual stuff they ask for (tax return, marriage certificate, birth certificates, passports, pay stubs) they asked for two unusual things.

    First they wanted updated medicals since the ones I originally sent in had expired while I was waiting for the interview. Fortunately my lawyer warned me this could happen and I had them. Just handed over the new ones and we moved on.

    Second, they asked for proof that I was in legal status at the time I had filed the application. This is because unbelievably the USCIS officer did not have a copy or record of my most recent visa renewal WHICH USCIS HAD SENT ME, on USCIS letterhead and all.

    My lawyer had not anticipated that one! Fortunately since I had brought with me ALL my files from every prior application including everything they ever sent me and everything I ever sent them on any previous application I was able to dig out the renewal they had mailed me and that satisfied the officer.

    Got approved same day and greencard came in the mail five days later.
    Sep 23, 2018 1
    • Microsoft / Eng Parkador
      The updated medical is very standard
      Sep 23, 2018
  • AdRoll / Eng BluUfin
    A work certificate and marriage certificate
    Sep 22, 2018 1
    • Oath OPnd70
      Is Adroll still rolling?
      Sep 23, 2018
  • New PkFV17
    Talk to a lawyer. (S)he’ll tell you what you need. In fact ask her/him to be present at the interview. It is allowed. That’s what I did
    Sep 23, 2018 2
    • Google / Eng half_life
      OP
      Not sure if Google would allow that, given sheer number of employment based applicants
      Sep 23, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng Parkador
      Msft sends everyone with a lawyer
      Sep 23, 2018
  • Wells Fargo qUyB01
    Is this for a dependent GC or through your company?
    Sep 23, 2018 1
    • Google / Eng half_life
      OP
      Employment based
      Sep 23, 2018
  • Google / Eng half_life
    OP
    Thanks! I lost my old EAD cards from many years ago and also my SSN. Hopefully that won't be an issue..
    Sep 23, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Eng Parkador
    Every document that went in the application. So yes, pretty much. They didn't ask to see anything though
    Sep 22, 2018 0