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Interview yesterday at USCIS Long Island, NY

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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