First thing is, yes you were unfortunate enough to get a difficult I/O. Sorry about that
Secondly, people here often say that lease and joint bank account and other legal/financial documents are the strongest evidence. I had no SSN either but my spouse was able to add my name to the existing lease and existing bank account, so that we have joint accounts. I'm sure many banks allow that - it took like 10mins for us to do that. We were able to add my name on electricity bills and stuff, and life insurance. In the worst case, if you have a second interview or they ask for more documents, you should try to get those.
Lastly, (this is just my guess), probably they randomly choose a certain percentage of people to do video recording and separate interview, for quality assurance purpose? Otherwise, do you think there's anything in your application/circumstance that may raise a red flag?
Last edited by f1study; 22nd August 2010 at 02:54 PM.
2010:Day 0: 5/13 - Mailed I-130, I-485, I-864, G-325A to Chicago
Day 1: 5/14 Forms delivered
D8: 5/21 Checks cashed
D11: 5/24 - Receipt in mail, I-765 mailed
D23: 6/5 - I-765 received, I-693 mailed
D41: 6/23 - FP received
D64: 7/16 FP done
D77: 7/29 Interview letter received for 8/27
D88: 8/9 Got EA card
D95: 8/16 Got SSN (applied 8/13)
D106: 8/27 Interview - Approved
D120: 9/10 GC received
2012: Day 0: 6/28 Mailed I-751 to CA
D7: 7/5 Check cashed
D11: 7/9 Biometric letter