I just had my interview in Hartford,CT and I wanted to know if what I experienced was OK.
The interviewer was very strict and overly professional with us - a stark contrast from our previous USCIS experiences. He didn't ask any personal questions apart from how we met.
Then, he wanted to know everything about my travel history. All these questions were addressed to my husband. I traveled to the USA three times on a tourist visa and my husband remembered all these dates correctly:
- September 2014 when we met (stay for 11 days)
- January 2015 (stay for 12 days)
- March 2015 (stay for 5 months)
We also mentioned that in May 2015, we applied for a petition for fiance visa. Once it was approved in August 2015, I went back home to collect documents.
Plus, all the other dates of our trips to other countries together were mentioned as well. The officer took notes very meticulously.
Then he asked me: "so how many times I entered the USA on a tourist visa?" - I answered: 3.
In the end, the officer said that he was going to verify my travel history and that I'd probably need to comply with some medical regulations. He said that I don't have all the tests results, only vaccinations, and that I would need to take the gonorrhea test. I responded saying that I definitely passed all the necessary tests. He still insisted that something is missing and that they would notify us by mail in two weeks. In addition, he said that they would include information about a USCIS-approved doctor.
When I came home, I remembered that I intentionally didn't do the full medical exam (only the vaccines). Furthermore, since I had my medical testing done in 2015, I was exempt from having to take this recently introduced gonorrhea examination.This was before we submitted documents for a Green Card in February 2016.
Now our case is being held for review. We've already waited more than a year to get an interview. The reason is not entirely clear. Was it due to the fact that we moved from NY to CT about 8 months after the submission?
Anyways, does anyone have an idea why our USCIS officer (interviewer) was more interested in travel history & medical examinations instead of asking about our marriage? Is this strange/has anyone experienced this before? Should we just wait again at this point, or try to contact USCIS to clarify the situation?