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Hi VJ folks,

I have my AOS interview coming up soon. Wife and I plan to carry originals + copies of all documents they list on the interview appointment letter. + more proofs of marriage via photos etc. Any tips for the interview and if you have any questions to share from your own experience?

Thank you for the help, as always!

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My AOS was 2 yrs ago. 20-30 min. at the beginning a lot of yes/no questions from form, later on IO asked how we met, where, when, to show pix and asked who were people from pix, where was that, then asked for statements to show how we pay our bills. notihng big (saying now its easy, that time we were freaking out)

good luck!

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Thanks mimolicious and spring333. I heard some people were asked questions like "what's your spouse's favorite movie". Those are the kind I am scared of because my wife and I don't really have ONE favorite in many things, haha.

Did you carry copies of all forms (693, 864, 485 etc.) submitted at the time of AOS application? From what I understand, that's not needed but just want to make sure...

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Hi VJ folks,

I have my AOS interview coming up soon. Wife and I plan to carry originals + copies of all documents they list on the interview appointment letter. + more proofs of marriage via photos etc. Any tips for the interview and if you have any questions to share from your own experience?

Thank you for the help, as always!

well here's my transcript and here's the list of stuff i brought to the interview :) i've also heard of people saying how they were in and out in 15mins so i guess it all depends! good luck!!

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06-2009 Granted Student Visa
09-2009 Entered the US for the 1st time via LAX, started school
12-2009 Met and dated the then-Boyfriend-now-Hubby
04-2010 Got an SSN through on-campus job
05-2011 Moved in with the then-Boyfriend-now-Hubby
03-2013 Filed I-765 for F-1 OPT
04-2013 Got engaged to the then-Fiance-now Hubby, worked part time on F-1 CPT
06-2013 Graduated with a B.S., F-1 OPT approved, worked full time on F-1 OPT
09-2013 Got married to the Hubby
10-2013 Filed I-485, I-130, I-693, I-864, G-325A's
11-2013 Biometrics, filed I-131
12-2013 I-131 approved (got a lawyer to expedite processing)
03-2014 Filed AR-11, I-865 for change of address
04-2014 Interview notice for Cinco de Mayo
05-2014 I-130/I-485 approved on the spot, I-551 mailed to new address within 7 calendar days

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well here's my transcript and here's the list of stuff i brought to the interview :) i've also heard of people saying how they were in and out in 15mins so i guess it all depends! good luck!!

Thanks a lot, greenalien! This is so informative and helpful, thanks for sharing!

u dont need forms, but you do need originals and copies of all documents

Thanks for confirming. Yes, I plan to keep originals and copies of all supporting docs.

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Hey guys - just wanted to update here. My interview went well today and we got approved verbally on the spot! Waiting for official confirmation via case status update. The IO was very nice and friendly. The interview lasted only about 10-15mins. Thanks for all your tips!

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Was the result paper checked with "recommended for approval"?


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12/06/2014: Package filed

12/31/2014: Fingerprinted

02/06/2015: In-Line for Interview

04/15/2015: Passed Interview

05/05/2015: Oath letter was sent

05/22/2015: Oath Ceremony

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Hopefully he meant it, you should have given a result notice.


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12/06/2014: Package filed

12/31/2014: Fingerprinted

02/06/2015: In-Line for Interview

04/15/2015: Passed Interview

05/05/2015: Oath letter was sent

05/22/2015: Oath Ceremony

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Is not being given one a bad sign? Do approved cases almost always get one?

He seemed very positive throughout and didn't seem to have a doubt about anything. We had many more proofs of marriage but he just took a few and said those are sufficient.

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Not really bad, just keep faith. God bless you.


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12/06/2014: Package filed

12/31/2014: Fingerprinted

02/06/2015: In-Line for Interview

04/15/2015: Passed Interview

05/05/2015: Oath letter was sent

05/22/2015: Oath Ceremony

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