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Philadelphia Reviews
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Average Rating: 4.33 / 5
39 Review(s)
Philadelphia PA Review #13917 on February 22, 2014:

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METHEXTAD



Rating: (5 / 5)

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Review Topic: Adjustment of Status

My wife and I had our interview on the Wednesday 19th of this month, everyone situation is different. We had an 8:40am appointment got there 20min early.
We brought copies of all documents submitted with our applications, The IO sworn us in and ask for the approved I-130..........my daughter birth certificate. Then ask my wife where was she born and when did we get married. And I was asked about my parents and the yes and no questions and that's it. Less than five minutes I was approve also ask for the stamp in the passport but he told you don't really need it........once he enter it in the system I am a permanent resident which he's going to put in the computer while he makes copy.
Less than half hour we get the email and text.
We had a good experience so it all depends on your individual case.
Good luck and nothing beats the truth....we didn't prepare for question or anything because everything about us is real.

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Philadelphia PA Review #13900 on February 20, 2014:


meadow



Rating: (4 / 5)

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Review Topic: Adjustment of Status

Our interview was on February 6, 2014 and it was relatively painless! We arrived about 15 minutes early for the 1 pm interview, went in around 1:15 pm and were outside by 1:30 pm. There's a lot of two hour meter street parking nearby, and we left everything but our giant folder of documents and IDs in the car. We had a friend come with us as an interpreter since my husband isn't fluent in English, but the IO was bilingual so the interview was conducted in Spanish and our friend stayed in the waiting area. We asked the IO how many interviews he does per day, and he told us that he usually does 6-7, but since he was the only Spanish speaker in that day, he had 10.

Going in I was concerned that we didn't have a lot of "official" legal documentation of our relationship, but we followed other VisaJourney members' advice and made sure we brought what we had and lots of photos, cards, emails, etc. Ultimately, the IO didn't want to see anything, but I'm glad we went in prepared!

After we swore to tell the truth, the IO asked to see our passports, birth certificates, and my husband's social security card and EAD/AP card. He asked each of us to say the full name, birthday, and address of the other person, as well as if either of us had been married before. He also asked my husband to confirm the date that he arrived to the US and where he went through customs. Then he basically went through the I-485 document we had sent in to make sure that my husband's answers matched (where he was born, his mother's name, etc.). He also went through all of the questions about if my husband's committed crimes, terrorist activities, drug trafficking etc. and made sure that my husband clearly understood what all of the terms meant. He confirmed that we have a co-sponsor but didn't want to see any new documents, and told us that our case looked good but they would have to wait on paperwork and his supervisor's approval, which could take up to 6 weeks. That was it! Fortunately I had read other VisaJourney posts and knew that it often comes through faster than that. I checked the case status online that night and it already said that the green card was processing. It arrived in the mail a week later!

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Philadelphia PA Review #13626 on January 12, 2014:

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craftyem



Rating: (5 / 5)

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Review Topic: Employment Authorization

Well, after the few checks and waiting for about an hour, we had out interview. The lady interviewing us had lost her voice so she didn't question us much. She was very friendly, asked us both personal Q's like how we met, how long ago, described each other and if we live together. We joked around, showed some pics and that was it! Overall, a great interview.

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Philadelphia PA Review #12814 on September 18, 2013:

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jaysvaton



Rating: (5 / 5)

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Review Topic: Adjustment of Status

I just wanted to review our interview for Adjustment of Status. We had a great experience, it ran very smoohtly.
We started our process on June 24th and on Sept 11th we had our interview. Everything was very quick! Even the interview was quick, and we were approved on the spot! My husband jokes that going through security took longer than the interview itself.
Our interview was scheduled for 1:45pm, last tuesday, Sept 11th.
We tried to arrive early, but traffic and parking in Philly almost made us be late!! We got there right on time. We were nervous because of that.
We were called in for interview less than 5 minutes after we sat down.
The IO was very nice, which made us feel relaxed.
He had us take the oath and proceeded in asking us the basic questions, name, address, etc.
Then he asked me(beneficiary) the yes/no questions. He asked to see our documents, birth certificate, marriage certificate, passport, and right away took my I94. He said he had reviewed our case prior to the interview and everything looked good.
He asked if I was still enrolled in school (I came on an F-1 Visa) and I told him yes. He did say I should check with school because it seemed like I had violated the F-1 rules (I had taken my NOA1 and my advisor terminated my F-1 a few weeks before the interview so I could enroll as resident) but he said that wouldn't be a problem for my AOS.
Then he asked for our joint bank statement (he didn't ask for any other papers - we even offered but he said it wasn't necessary). After that he glanced through our albums, asked if we had met each others families and that was it. We were approved!
He explained how to remove conditions and we left!
Half an hour later I got the email of status update.



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Philadelphia PA Review #12610 on August 23, 2013:

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SB & JM



Rating: (5 / 5)

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Review Topic: Adjustment of Status

Our AOS interview was on August 22, 2013 at 9:45am in Philadelphia, PA. We arrived 30mins before the interview. We were called into the interview room around 9:45am. The questions were very straightforward and simple. The whole interview took less than 10mins.

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