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Interview yesterday at USCIS Long Island, NY

#1 Know_Ledge

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 10:49 AM

Hey Guys,

I had my interview scheduled for 1pm yesterday. My husband and I arrived at 12noon, checked in and waited to be called. We were called in at 2:30pm(it felt like forever).
Once we got to the room, we were sworn in by the AO and then it was down to business. He first asked for my husband's BC(USC), my BC, passport, EAD and I-94 card.
He was very pleasant, made us feel comfortable and then proceeded to ask the following questions.

DIRECTED TO US:

-Are you nervous?
-How we met(in detail)
-He explained to us that this was a preliminary interview and that sometimes couples were sent to Federal Plaza to be interviewed separately. His question was, is there any reason why I should send you there? We said no and he said ok. WTH?!!
-Who proposed?
-When and Where did u get married?
-Who was at the wedding?

DIRECTED TO MY HUSBAND(USC)
-Do u work?
-Do u have kids? you're doing the right thing by supporting them right?
-How long were you married for?
-When did u get divorced?
-As a fellow USC, I have to look out for, do you think your wife is using you to get a green card?
-Your wife has a daughter, are you ok with that? are you sure?

DIRECTED TO ME
-Do u work? Where?
-What was your last address before this one?
-Did you answer immediately when your husband proposed?
-Is there any reason why I should NOT approve your GC?

He then asked to see all the documents we had, the supporting docs sent with the app as well as evidence of our co-mingling. For the evidence, we had, residential lease and receipts, bank letter and statements, disability insurance, electric bill, job letters(from my husband and I) and pictures(3 albums and he went through all of them). He seemed impressed that I was so organized, had copies of everything and even joked about it with my husband.

He went through the i-485 form with me, and asked those question about drugs, crime, etc. He said there were some other forms like the I-130 to go through, but he's not going to do that becuase they're boring...hehehe
He then asked us to chose 2 pictures, one from our wedding showing our faces and one from any other time showing our faces. We then signed a paper stating that our lawyer was not present....but he assured us that he didn't think we needed one :-)

Then....he said the system was down, so he wasn't able to enter all the info and gave me a paper stating that if i didn't get a response in 120DAYS I should give him a call about it. He wrote in my passport " A********* I-485 pending IO ******* USCIS-LNY SECTION245" He said what he wrote in my passport would explain the computer problem. REALLY??? He advised me that I probably shouldn't leave the States because I had overstayed and if I left I would have problems to return, so I should wait until I get my GC to travel. Hmmmmmm

At the end of the interview my husband asked if I was approved and he said he looks forward to sending good news. He shook our hands and walked us out and said "see, that wasn't so bad right?

The interview took about 15-20mins and it was very quick and pleasant BUT I still don't know if I'm approved or not!! What are you thoughts on this guys? Any response is appreciated.

Sorry if this long :-)
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AOS TIMELINE
05.03.11 - Got Married

05.05.11 - Filed I-485, I-130 and I-765
06.08.11 - Biometric Done
07.27.11 - Mailed RFE to Lee's Summit MO(Express)
08.04.11 - EAD CARD PRODUCTION ORDERED!!! YAY!!!
08.12.11 - EAD IN HAND!!! WOOHOO!!
09.16.11 - INTERVIEW(No Decision on Spot, IO wrote in Passport"CR6 A# I-485 pending IO (name) USCIS LNY Section 245"
10.26.11 - Stokes Interview at 26 Federal Plaza
10.27.11 - APPROVED!!! WOOHOO!! WHAT A JOURNEY!!
11.01.11 - CARD PRODUCTION ORDERED
11.04.11 - GREEN CARD IN HAND

 

ROC TIMELINE

08.01.13 - Mailed ROC Packet to VSC

08.14.13 - Biometric Appointment Letter Received

09.03.13 - Biometric Completed

09.17.13 - Case Transferred to CSC

11.01.13 - CSC Transferred Case to Local Office to Schedule Interview

12.31.13 - Received Appointment Notice from Local Office (Long Island City). Interview on 01.16.14

01.16.14 - I-751 Interview

01.16.14 - Approved on Spot!! :-) Passport Stamped!

01.30.14 - CARD PRODUCTION ORDERED

 

N400 TIMELINE

07.29.14 - Mailed N400 Packet to TX

08.05.14 - Case Received (Text message)

08.09.14 - Received I-797C

08.16.14 - Received Biometric Appointment Letter

08.29.14 - Biometric Appointment

 


#2 mikelike

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 01:19 PM

wait for few days u will get an approval.Don't worry!!!!
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#3 Know_Ledge

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 01:47 PM

wait for few days u will get an approval.Don't worry!!!!


Thanks for your reply Mikelike, can't help but worry though. I waited so long, guess i can wait some more right? :-)
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AOS TIMELINE
05.03.11 - Got Married

05.05.11 - Filed I-485, I-130 and I-765
06.08.11 - Biometric Done
07.27.11 - Mailed RFE to Lee's Summit MO(Express)
08.04.11 - EAD CARD PRODUCTION ORDERED!!! YAY!!!
08.12.11 - EAD IN HAND!!! WOOHOO!!
09.16.11 - INTERVIEW(No Decision on Spot, IO wrote in Passport"CR6 A# I-485 pending IO (name) USCIS LNY Section 245"
10.26.11 - Stokes Interview at 26 Federal Plaza
10.27.11 - APPROVED!!! WOOHOO!! WHAT A JOURNEY!!
11.01.11 - CARD PRODUCTION ORDERED
11.04.11 - GREEN CARD IN HAND

 

ROC TIMELINE

08.01.13 - Mailed ROC Packet to VSC

08.14.13 - Biometric Appointment Letter Received

09.03.13 - Biometric Completed

09.17.13 - Case Transferred to CSC

11.01.13 - CSC Transferred Case to Local Office to Schedule Interview

12.31.13 - Received Appointment Notice from Local Office (Long Island City). Interview on 01.16.14

01.16.14 - I-751 Interview

01.16.14 - Approved on Spot!! :-) Passport Stamped!

01.30.14 - CARD PRODUCTION ORDERED

 

N400 TIMELINE

07.29.14 - Mailed N400 Packet to TX

08.05.14 - Case Received (Text message)

08.09.14 - Received I-797C

08.16.14 - Received Biometric Appointment Letter

08.29.14 - Biometric Appointment

 


#4 ceadsearc

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 03:08 PM

Sounds good to me. Many IOs do not issue approvals on the spot. Keep checking your status online or sign up for text alerts if you haven't already!
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OUR TIMELINE

I am the USC, husband is adjusting from B2.

ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS

08.06.2010 - Sent off I-485
08.25.2010 - NOA hard copies received (x4), case status available online: 765, 131, 130.
10.15.2010 - RFE received: need 2 additional photos for AP.
10.18.2010 - RFE response sent certified mail
10.21.2010 - Service request placed for biometrics
10.25.2010 - RFE received per USCIS
10.26.2010 - Text/email received - AP approved!
10.28.2010 - Biometrics appointment received, dated 10/22 - set for 11/19 @ 3:00 PM
11.01.2010 - Successful biometrics walk-in @ 9:45 AM; EAD card sent for production text/email @ 2:47 PM! I-485 case status now available online.
11.04.2010 - Text/Email (2nd) - EAD card sent for production
11.08.2010 - Text/Email (3rd) - EAD approved
11.10.2010 - EAD received
12.11.2010 - Interview letter received - 01.13.11
01.13.2011 - Interview - no decision on the spot
01.24.2011 - Approved! Card production ordered!

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS

11.02.2012 - Mailed I-751 packet to VSC
11.08.2012 - Checks cashed
11.10.2012 - NOA1 received, dated 11.06.2012
11.17.2012 - Biometrics letter received for 12.05.2012
11.23.2012 - Successful early biometrics walk-in

05.03.2013 - Approved! Card production ordered!

 

CITIZENSHIP

 

Filing in November 2013


#5 Know_Ledge

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 03:29 PM

Sounds good to me. Many IOs do not issue approvals on the spot. Keep checking your status online or sign up for text alerts if you haven't already!

I have been checking since i got back from the interview.I forgot to mention that the IO also wrote CR6 in my passport. I've been reading what that means here on VJ and it seems like a good thing. I still will not be comfortable until I get something in writing :-)

Thank you so much for your reply ceadsearc, much appreciated :-)
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AOS TIMELINE
05.03.11 - Got Married

05.05.11 - Filed I-485, I-130 and I-765
06.08.11 - Biometric Done
07.27.11 - Mailed RFE to Lee's Summit MO(Express)
08.04.11 - EAD CARD PRODUCTION ORDERED!!! YAY!!!
08.12.11 - EAD IN HAND!!! WOOHOO!!
09.16.11 - INTERVIEW(No Decision on Spot, IO wrote in Passport"CR6 A# I-485 pending IO (name) USCIS LNY Section 245"
10.26.11 - Stokes Interview at 26 Federal Plaza
10.27.11 - APPROVED!!! WOOHOO!! WHAT A JOURNEY!!
11.01.11 - CARD PRODUCTION ORDERED
11.04.11 - GREEN CARD IN HAND

 

ROC TIMELINE

08.01.13 - Mailed ROC Packet to VSC

08.14.13 - Biometric Appointment Letter Received

09.03.13 - Biometric Completed

09.17.13 - Case Transferred to CSC

11.01.13 - CSC Transferred Case to Local Office to Schedule Interview

12.31.13 - Received Appointment Notice from Local Office (Long Island City). Interview on 01.16.14

01.16.14 - I-751 Interview

01.16.14 - Approved on Spot!! :-) Passport Stamped!

01.30.14 - CARD PRODUCTION ORDERED

 

N400 TIMELINE

07.29.14 - Mailed N400 Packet to TX

08.05.14 - Case Received (Text message)

08.09.14 - Received I-797C

08.16.14 - Received Biometric Appointment Letter

08.29.14 - Biometric Appointment

 


#6 siasimba

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 06:31 PM

It sounds to me you are approved. It should take a day or two to be updated on the website for card production. Took me about one week to actually receive the "welcome" letter from USCIS. My interview was on 9/8/11, approved on the website on 9/9/11 and receive welcome letter on 9/15/11. My interview was at Federal Plaza, NY. The IO wrote in my wife's passport as well about her I-485 was pending.
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7/20/09 - When we met
9/16/09 - When we started dating
1/15/10 - Moved in together
9/3/10 - Marriage
11/10/10 - Filed AOS at Chicago lockbox
11/12/10 - AOS package received
11/17/10 - NOA1
12/27/10 - Biometrics --> canceled due to snow condition
1/18/11 - Advance Parole approved
1/26/11 - Biometrics Completed
1/31/11 - EAD in production
2/7/11 - EAD Recieved
2/18/11 - Applied for SSN
2/28/11 - Received SS Card
8/5/11 - Interview letter mailed
9/8/11 - Interview @9am
9/9/11 - Card Production
9/20/11 - Received Green Card

7/2013 - Submitted Removal of Condition

9/2013 - Biometrics Completed

11/20/2013 - NOA1 - Request for Evidence

12/20/2013 - RFE returned

1/2014 - 10 year green card approved.

 


#7 ceadsearc

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 06:36 PM

I totally understand, it is quite nerve-wracking to wait! But telling you the 120 days really is standard if an IO can't/won't approve it on the spot (and it sounds like with the computer glitch, perhaps they couldn't even if they wanted to). Our approval took after 10 days. :)
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OUR TIMELINE

I am the USC, husband is adjusting from B2.

ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS

08.06.2010 - Sent off I-485
08.25.2010 - NOA hard copies received (x4), case status available online: 765, 131, 130.
10.15.2010 - RFE received: need 2 additional photos for AP.
10.18.2010 - RFE response sent certified mail
10.21.2010 - Service request placed for biometrics
10.25.2010 - RFE received per USCIS
10.26.2010 - Text/email received - AP approved!
10.28.2010 - Biometrics appointment received, dated 10/22 - set for 11/19 @ 3:00 PM
11.01.2010 - Successful biometrics walk-in @ 9:45 AM; EAD card sent for production text/email @ 2:47 PM! I-485 case status now available online.
11.04.2010 - Text/Email (2nd) - EAD card sent for production
11.08.2010 - Text/Email (3rd) - EAD approved
11.10.2010 - EAD received
12.11.2010 - Interview letter received - 01.13.11
01.13.2011 - Interview - no decision on the spot
01.24.2011 - Approved! Card production ordered!

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS

11.02.2012 - Mailed I-751 packet to VSC
11.08.2012 - Checks cashed
11.10.2012 - NOA1 received, dated 11.06.2012
11.17.2012 - Biometrics letter received for 12.05.2012
11.23.2012 - Successful early biometrics walk-in

05.03.2013 - Approved! Card production ordered!

 

CITIZENSHIP

 

Filing in November 2013


#8 Know_Ledge

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 06:46 PM

It sounds to me you are approved. It should take a day or two to be updated on the website for card production. Took me about one week to actually receive the "welcome" letter from USCIS. My interview was on 9/8/11, approved on the website on 9/9/11 and receive welcome letter on 9/15/11. My interview was at Federal Plaza, NY. The IO wrote in my wife's passport as well about her I-485 was pending.


Thanks for you reply siasimba...i hope a get an update Mon, being the wknd and all. I should really listen to my husband and calm down :-)
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AOS TIMELINE
05.03.11 - Got Married

05.05.11 - Filed I-485, I-130 and I-765
06.08.11 - Biometric Done
07.27.11 - Mailed RFE to Lee's Summit MO(Express)
08.04.11 - EAD CARD PRODUCTION ORDERED!!! YAY!!!
08.12.11 - EAD IN HAND!!! WOOHOO!!
09.16.11 - INTERVIEW(No Decision on Spot, IO wrote in Passport"CR6 A# I-485 pending IO (name) USCIS LNY Section 245"
10.26.11 - Stokes Interview at 26 Federal Plaza
10.27.11 - APPROVED!!! WOOHOO!! WHAT A JOURNEY!!
11.01.11 - CARD PRODUCTION ORDERED
11.04.11 - GREEN CARD IN HAND

 

ROC TIMELINE

08.01.13 - Mailed ROC Packet to VSC

08.14.13 - Biometric Appointment Letter Received

09.03.13 - Biometric Completed

09.17.13 - Case Transferred to CSC

11.01.13 - CSC Transferred Case to Local Office to Schedule Interview

12.31.13 - Received Appointment Notice from Local Office (Long Island City). Interview on 01.16.14

01.16.14 - I-751 Interview

01.16.14 - Approved on Spot!! :-) Passport Stamped!

01.30.14 - CARD PRODUCTION ORDERED

 

N400 TIMELINE

07.29.14 - Mailed N400 Packet to TX

08.05.14 - Case Received (Text message)

08.09.14 - Received I-797C

08.16.14 - Received Biometric Appointment Letter

08.29.14 - Biometric Appointment

 


#9 Know_Ledge

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 06:49 PM

I totally understand, it is quite nerve-wracking to wait! But telling you the 120 days really is standard if an IO can't/won't approve it on the spot (and it sounds like with the computer glitch, perhaps they couldn't even if they wanted to). Our approval took after 10 days. :)


nerve-wracking indeed...and the waiting continues :whistle:
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AOS TIMELINE
05.03.11 - Got Married

05.05.11 - Filed I-485, I-130 and I-765
06.08.11 - Biometric Done
07.27.11 - Mailed RFE to Lee's Summit MO(Express)
08.04.11 - EAD CARD PRODUCTION ORDERED!!! YAY!!!
08.12.11 - EAD IN HAND!!! WOOHOO!!
09.16.11 - INTERVIEW(No Decision on Spot, IO wrote in Passport"CR6 A# I-485 pending IO (name) USCIS LNY Section 245"
10.26.11 - Stokes Interview at 26 Federal Plaza
10.27.11 - APPROVED!!! WOOHOO!! WHAT A JOURNEY!!
11.01.11 - CARD PRODUCTION ORDERED
11.04.11 - GREEN CARD IN HAND

 

ROC TIMELINE

08.01.13 - Mailed ROC Packet to VSC

08.14.13 - Biometric Appointment Letter Received

09.03.13 - Biometric Completed

09.17.13 - Case Transferred to CSC

11.01.13 - CSC Transferred Case to Local Office to Schedule Interview

12.31.13 - Received Appointment Notice from Local Office (Long Island City). Interview on 01.16.14

01.16.14 - I-751 Interview

01.16.14 - Approved on Spot!! :-) Passport Stamped!

01.30.14 - CARD PRODUCTION ORDERED

 

N400 TIMELINE

07.29.14 - Mailed N400 Packet to TX

08.05.14 - Case Received (Text message)

08.09.14 - Received I-797C

08.16.14 - Received Biometric Appointment Letter

08.29.14 - Biometric Appointment

 


#10 mikelike

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 09:35 PM

Thanks for your reply Mikelike, can't help but worry though. I waited so long, guess i can wait some more right? :-)


they told me to wait 120 days also but today 10 days after the interview i got an email stating "card production ordered".your interview seems very smooth so expect to hear something soon.....best of luck.again don't worry much please.
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#11 Know_Ledge

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 10:04 PM

they told me to wait 120 days also but today 10 days after the interview i got an email stating "card production ordered".your interview seems very smooth so expect to hear something soon.....best of luck.again don't worry much please.



Thank you and corgratulations to you, all the best :thumbs:
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AOS TIMELINE
05.03.11 - Got Married

05.05.11 - Filed I-485, I-130 and I-765
06.08.11 - Biometric Done
07.27.11 - Mailed RFE to Lee's Summit MO(Express)
08.04.11 - EAD CARD PRODUCTION ORDERED!!! YAY!!!
08.12.11 - EAD IN HAND!!! WOOHOO!!
09.16.11 - INTERVIEW(No Decision on Spot, IO wrote in Passport"CR6 A# I-485 pending IO (name) USCIS LNY Section 245"
10.26.11 - Stokes Interview at 26 Federal Plaza
10.27.11 - APPROVED!!! WOOHOO!! WHAT A JOURNEY!!
11.01.11 - CARD PRODUCTION ORDERED
11.04.11 - GREEN CARD IN HAND

 

ROC TIMELINE

08.01.13 - Mailed ROC Packet to VSC

08.14.13 - Biometric Appointment Letter Received

09.03.13 - Biometric Completed

09.17.13 - Case Transferred to CSC

11.01.13 - CSC Transferred Case to Local Office to Schedule Interview

12.31.13 - Received Appointment Notice from Local Office (Long Island City). Interview on 01.16.14

01.16.14 - I-751 Interview

01.16.14 - Approved on Spot!! :-) Passport Stamped!

01.30.14 - CARD PRODUCTION ORDERED

 

N400 TIMELINE

07.29.14 - Mailed N400 Packet to TX

08.05.14 - Case Received (Text message)

08.09.14 - Received I-797C

08.16.14 - Received Biometric Appointment Letter

08.29.14 - Biometric Appointment

 


#12 Know_Ledge

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 03:31 PM

Well Guys, thanks for all your replies, but I now have to go to a 2nd interview at Federal Plaza, see link below:

http://www.visajourn...-interview-wth/
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AOS TIMELINE
05.03.11 - Got Married

05.05.11 - Filed I-485, I-130 and I-765
06.08.11 - Biometric Done
07.27.11 - Mailed RFE to Lee's Summit MO(Express)
08.04.11 - EAD CARD PRODUCTION ORDERED!!! YAY!!!
08.12.11 - EAD IN HAND!!! WOOHOO!!
09.16.11 - INTERVIEW(No Decision on Spot, IO wrote in Passport"CR6 A# I-485 pending IO (name) USCIS LNY Section 245"
10.26.11 - Stokes Interview at 26 Federal Plaza
10.27.11 - APPROVED!!! WOOHOO!! WHAT A JOURNEY!!
11.01.11 - CARD PRODUCTION ORDERED
11.04.11 - GREEN CARD IN HAND

 

ROC TIMELINE

08.01.13 - Mailed ROC Packet to VSC

08.14.13 - Biometric Appointment Letter Received

09.03.13 - Biometric Completed

09.17.13 - Case Transferred to CSC

11.01.13 - CSC Transferred Case to Local Office to Schedule Interview

12.31.13 - Received Appointment Notice from Local Office (Long Island City). Interview on 01.16.14

01.16.14 - I-751 Interview

01.16.14 - Approved on Spot!! :-) Passport Stamped!

01.30.14 - CARD PRODUCTION ORDERED

 

N400 TIMELINE

07.29.14 - Mailed N400 Packet to TX

08.05.14 - Case Received (Text message)

08.09.14 - Received I-797C

08.16.14 - Received Biometric Appointment Letter

08.29.14 - Biometric Appointment

 




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