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    Hey, guys and gals, So my husband (USC) and I received a letter for the Stokes today. I truly felt like crying but I couldn't, because deep down I felt it was coming. In one section, it says:REASON FOR APPOINTMENT-I-130 APPLICATION FILED BY SPOUSE. And it says: NON-IMMIGRANT/STOKES UNIT, beneath the location address. The interview is in July, my husband keeps apologizing because he got one question wrong and he was nervous like hell, I don't blame him but he blames himself. I think we focused too much on getting the answers right that we probably came off like it was rehearsed. I have bad short term memory, so we had to go over alot of little details. the I O hardly asked me any thing though, I think thats why my husband got so nervous, because she basically questioned him the most. I the letter, They asked us to bring everything from the first interview plus 2 passport photos( 1 of each of us).
    The upside of it too me is that, if all goes well I will receive a 10 year green card instead of a 2 year because our second anniversary is in June.
    12/09/08- Mailed I-130,I-485,I-864,I-693,G-325A,I-765
    12/22/08-NOA's received
    12/29/08-FP notice received
    1/06/09-LUD on I-765 and I-130
    1/08/09-FP done
    2/28/09-Received EAD(approved on 2/18/09)
    3/3/09-applied for SSN
    3/6/09-Received IL
    3/9/09-received SSN
    4/6/09-Interview Done(I-485 Pending)
    4/17/09-received letter for STOKES
    7/22/09-approved(got email-card production ordered)
    7/27/09-received welcome notice
    8/03/09- received GC in the mail

  • #2
    I'm sorry to hear that. I just got a letter addressed to my US citizen husband asking him to come back with the same stuff as we brought for the first interview. We are not sure if it is a stokes interview. We are preparing like it is. I'm sad and nervous, but my advice to you is for you and your husband to prepare, prepare, prepare. And look on the bright side, you will get a 10 year card, and not have to deal with USCIS for a while if you choose. Good luck.

    *one question* was the letter addressed to you and your husband, or just one of you?
    Last edited by LovedOne; 17th April 2009, 11:28 PM.

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    • #3
      Sorry to hear that. Don't worry too much, as long as your marriage is legit, YOU WILL BE FINE.

      Yes which district is that? I thought STOKES was like 1 in a thousand case.?

      Good luck.
      Thank you Jesus.


      DO: Sanantonio, TX
      08/10/2009: N400 Mailed to Lincoln, NE
      09/14/2009: Recipt Date/Priority Date
      09/14/2009: Notice Date
      09/26/2009: NOA received
      11/09/2009: IL received
      11/12/2009: ID (Passed)
      11/12/2009: Oath Letter
      11/12/2009: Oath Date(completed)
      XX/XX/2009: Passport Application Date
      XX/XX/2009: Recieved Passport

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      • #4
        Good luck and keep us posted.

        Originally posted by shrympie View Post
        In one section, it says:REASON FOR APPOINTMENT-I-130 APPLICATION FILED BY SPOUSE. And it says: NON-IMMIGRANT/STOKES UNIT, beneath the location address.
        Regards,
        S K Ghori
        skg@vex.net
        http://www.vex.net/~skg/

        **NOTE**
        I underwent the immigration process in both Canada and the US. I hold Pakistani, Canadian and US citizenship.

        **DISCLAIMER**
        I am neither a lawyer nor an immigration consultant. My comments should NEVER be considered as legal or professional advice as they are not meant to be such.

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        • #5
          goodluck dont worry too much just pray.
          Fairfax Va D.O

          N400- SENT JUNE 12, 2009 LEWISVILLE TX
          NOA 1 JUNE 22, 2009
          Greencard rcvd JUNE 25, 2009
          BIOMetrics JUly 10, 2009
          Yellow letter Aug. 24, 2009
          Interview Letter Oct. 19, 2009
          Schedule Int. Nov. 19, 2009
          Interview Nov, 19, done
          WAITING FOR OATH LETTER....

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          • #6
            Thank you guys so much for your support and responses, I will surely keep you all posted. We are praying that all will be good because our marriage is for real. We just have too really prepare our selves. Thanks again. Good luck to you too Lovedone. The letter was addressed to me, but it says both sponsor and beneficiary must be present, of course
            12/09/08- Mailed I-130,I-485,I-864,I-693,G-325A,I-765
            12/22/08-NOA's received
            12/29/08-FP notice received
            1/06/09-LUD on I-765 and I-130
            1/08/09-FP done
            2/28/09-Received EAD(approved on 2/18/09)
            3/3/09-applied for SSN
            3/6/09-Received IL
            3/9/09-received SSN
            4/6/09-Interview Done(I-485 Pending)
            4/17/09-received letter for STOKES
            7/22/09-approved(got email-card production ordered)
            7/27/09-received welcome notice
            8/03/09- received GC in the mail

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            • #7
              You said that deep down you were expecting this stroke interview letter to be coming anyway then I wonder why you thought such like this? Why do you think, in your personal view, for USCIS to decide to have a stroke interview? Was interviewing officer African-American? If so, then her last name was-Mimmis?

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              • #8
                No, she was white, last name Volfson. Just her vibe and I had read a post from another member: fionna49
                the officer write in my passport this phrase: I-485 pending and she didnít want to explain any things to us
                , Thats exactly how mine ended with that same phrase in my passport. The other members with A O S Pending had I-485 pending for further review, but we just had" I-485 pending" and my husband got one answer wrong which was "what is your wife country of citizenship" and he said my country of birth instead, which she asked him twice after the fact , before he correcred himself. I know it was an honest mistake on his part but he is beating himself up about it.
                12/09/08- Mailed I-130,I-485,I-864,I-693,G-325A,I-765
                12/22/08-NOA's received
                12/29/08-FP notice received
                1/06/09-LUD on I-765 and I-130
                1/08/09-FP done
                2/28/09-Received EAD(approved on 2/18/09)
                3/3/09-applied for SSN
                3/6/09-Received IL
                3/9/09-received SSN
                4/6/09-Interview Done(I-485 Pending)
                4/17/09-received letter for STOKES
                7/22/09-approved(got email-card production ordered)
                7/27/09-received welcome notice
                8/03/09- received GC in the mail

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by godisgoodtome View Post
                  Don't worry too much, as long as your marriage is legit, YOU WILL BE FINE.
                  this is untrue and in fact can hurt this post's author if he/she simply assumes that (oh, well we are a real marriage everything will be fine!).

                  Stokes interviews are intend to deny a case, whether marriage is legimit or not, there are additional conditions that USCIS doesnt like.

                  For example, you may be a perfect legitimit couple, but the beneficiary has a heavy criminal history as a drug dealer in his home country -- so the goal of the uscis here is cross question you so much to find something good enough to deny you. Even if on the marriage point of you, are are legitimit.

                  Example: so the couple goes on the stokes, follow up, fraud interview (whethever you call it they call it different way in different states, some just second interview), and the question is: how many windows do you have in your bedroom?. you say: one. your spouse says: four. while your spuse was counting four windows inside one large frame, a husband just counted one large window did not divide it into small windows within a frame. USCIS wont give you a chance to correct or explain, they just deny (you can appeal, but if you want to have beneficiary waiting 1 years at least for a court date without ability to work legally, its up to you).

                  Second interviews are assumed to be deeply understood by both parties - the uscis and marriage couple. this is not a place to show you are a great couple, because I just tested out my friends marriage with 35 years of marriage under common roof. he failed on knowing her drug percription, on the last dinner out they both failed giving different answers. Married 35 years, in USCIS point of view - there will be married for green card purposes no matter how stupid it may sound. Sorry.

                  USCIS is nice enough to give you out like 2 months to prepare for stokes interview. It is a life exam that requries you to know way more than just a life itself -- in other words: requires you both to have the same answers to everything, even if you both are true and correct, but give slightly different answers, it may not be what the uscis is looking for answers-wide (see part about windows).
                  Last edited by JackDan; 31st May 2009, 04:26 PM.

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                  • #10
                    shrimpie, good luck to you!! my stokes comes up in the middle of July
                    wish you the best and dont think when people tells you oh dont worry if you are legitimit couple you will be fine. assume - you wont! we will be connecting with spouses and the uscis officer on the verbal level - there may be some misunderstanding like with your country of birth question, please be prepared and let me know how it went through if yours is before 20th of July.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by shrympie View Post
                      Hey, guys and gals, So my husband (USC) and I received a letter for the Stokes today. I truly felt like crying but I couldn't, because deep down I felt it was coming. In one section, it says:REASON FOR APPOINTMENT-I-130 APPLICATION FILED BY SPOUSE. And it says: NON-IMMIGRANT/STOKES UNIT, beneath the location address. The interview is in July, my husband keeps apologizing because he got one question wrong and he was nervous like hell, I don't blame him but he blames himself. I think we focused too much on getting the answers right that we probably came off like it was rehearsed. I have bad short term memory, so we had to go over alot of little details. the I O hardly asked me any thing though, I think thats why my husband got so nervous, because she basically questioned him the most. I the letter, They asked us to bring everything from the first interview plus 2 passport photos( 1 of each of us).
                      The upside of it too me is that, if all goes well I will receive a 10 year green card instead of a 2 year because our second anniversary is in June.
                      I feel for you,but there is nothing to rehearse.You should and will not be denied,the stokes interview is to further determine the validity of your marriage, relationship.I believe that as stressfull as it is.You will get your card after interview.Think of why they may deny you,then realize that the evidence of your marriage relationship far outweights any erroneous claims brought by USCIS.Hang in there.
                      I 751 Timeline
                      RD 31-07-08
                      Biometrics 08-22-08
                      Case transfer from VSC to CSC 25-02-09
                      LUD 02-27-2009
                      Approved April 27th 2009
                      Card recieved 06-13-2009
                      No more USCIS

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                      • #12
                        Thanks DanielFL, We are still preparing, and goodluck to you, let me know how it goes. Mine is July 22
                        12/09/08- Mailed I-130,I-485,I-864,I-693,G-325A,I-765
                        12/22/08-NOA's received
                        12/29/08-FP notice received
                        1/06/09-LUD on I-765 and I-130
                        1/08/09-FP done
                        2/28/09-Received EAD(approved on 2/18/09)
                        3/3/09-applied for SSN
                        3/6/09-Received IL
                        3/9/09-received SSN
                        4/6/09-Interview Done(I-485 Pending)
                        4/17/09-received letter for STOKES
                        7/22/09-approved(got email-card production ordered)
                        7/27/09-received welcome notice
                        8/03/09- received GC in the mail

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                        • #13
                          Thanks fedup2k6, I will surely let you guys know how everything goes.
                          12/09/08- Mailed I-130,I-485,I-864,I-693,G-325A,I-765
                          12/22/08-NOA's received
                          12/29/08-FP notice received
                          1/06/09-LUD on I-765 and I-130
                          1/08/09-FP done
                          2/28/09-Received EAD(approved on 2/18/09)
                          3/3/09-applied for SSN
                          3/6/09-Received IL
                          3/9/09-received SSN
                          4/6/09-Interview Done(I-485 Pending)
                          4/17/09-received letter for STOKES
                          7/22/09-approved(got email-card production ordered)
                          7/27/09-received welcome notice
                          8/03/09- received GC in the mail

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by shrympie View Post
                            Thanks fedup2k6, I will surely let you guys know how everything goes.
                            Good luck and all the best to you and your husband.
                            8/20/08 (Day 0) - mailed 485/EAD app
                            8/21 (1) - application rec'd
                            8/26 (6) - check cashed
                            8/29 (9) - NOAs for 485 and EAD rec'd; FP notice rec'd
                            11/7 (79) - EAD rec'd
                            12/29 (131) - Interview Letter rec'd
                            2/9 (173) - Interview, no decision
                            3/11 (203) - I-485 - "card production ordered"
                            3/16 (208) - Rec'd welcome letter in the mail
                            3/23 (215) - GC in the mail!

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                            • #15
                              Good luck at the interview! Just prepare a lot, don't get too nervous, and you'll rock!!

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                              • #16
                                Thanks alot guys
                                12/09/08- Mailed I-130,I-485,I-864,I-693,G-325A,I-765
                                12/22/08-NOA's received
                                12/29/08-FP notice received
                                1/06/09-LUD on I-765 and I-130
                                1/08/09-FP done
                                2/28/09-Received EAD(approved on 2/18/09)
                                3/3/09-applied for SSN
                                3/6/09-Received IL
                                3/9/09-received SSN
                                4/6/09-Interview Done(I-485 Pending)
                                4/17/09-received letter for STOKES
                                7/22/09-approved(got email-card production ordered)
                                7/27/09-received welcome notice
                                8/03/09- received GC in the mail

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                                • #17
                                  Received today letter for second interview for next week, july 16.
                                  07/24/08: mailed package
                                  08/16/08: receipts in mail
                                  08/19/08: biometrics apt notice
                                  08/30/08: RFE in mail
                                  09/02/08: biometrics apt
                                  10/27/08: EAC in mail
                                  12/03/08: AP in mail
                                  12/1?/08: initial interview notice in mail
                                  02/24/09: initial interview - no decision
                                  05/05/09: infopass
                                  07/08/09: letter for second interview
                                  07/16/09: second interview - approved
                                  same day: card production ordered
                                  07/20/09: welcome letter in mail
                                  07/28/09: GC in mail

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by cinnamoroll View Post
                                    Received today letter for second interview for next week, july 16.
                                    In just a week (I guess they are changing the policy, used to be month or so in advance)??! Good luck!!

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                                    • #19
                                      wow! that is so soon, really short notice, Goodluck, God bless you.
                                      Last edited by shrympie; 9th July 2009, 07:28 PM.
                                      12/09/08- Mailed I-130,I-485,I-864,I-693,G-325A,I-765
                                      12/22/08-NOA's received
                                      12/29/08-FP notice received
                                      1/06/09-LUD on I-765 and I-130
                                      1/08/09-FP done
                                      2/28/09-Received EAD(approved on 2/18/09)
                                      3/3/09-applied for SSN
                                      3/6/09-Received IL
                                      3/9/09-received SSN
                                      4/6/09-Interview Done(I-485 Pending)
                                      4/17/09-received letter for STOKES
                                      7/22/09-approved(got email-card production ordered)
                                      7/27/09-received welcome notice
                                      8/03/09- received GC in the mail

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                                      • #20
                                        Good luck Cinnamoroll ! Let us know how it went. I have a feeling we are the next ones for an interview...

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