As you correctly understand, you are a Beneficiary of the federal submission by your spouse who is the Petitioner in your case for immigration benefits (your AOS). Since the bona fide nature of your marriage is the central condition of your filing, it is very advisable to appear for the interview together.
You must appear as directed at the time and place as indicated in the Notice.
And, finally, it is crucial to be represented by a licensed immigration attorney during this matter to avoid misstatements, mistakes and unwarranted delays.
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No, your spouse does not need to go, it is only a photo/fingerprint session that will take 15-20 minutes. No, you can not go early ... they are busy people and are fully-booked every day.
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The ASC appointment is only for the person named on the appointment. If you go now, you risk being turned away. The reason for an appointment is to ensure that they can take care of you.
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