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Average Rating: 4.29 / 5
48 Review(s)
Philadelphia PA Review #16966 on June 3, 2015:


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Rating: (5 / 5)

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Review Topic: Adjustment of Status

I got to the building 5 mins after they opened, 1 hour before my interview time. There was a long line outside. I had my young children with me and 1 in a stroller, so I was allowed in before everyone else in line. Went through security check upon entering the building and proceeded to the check in/waiting room. The room was packed (and it was a big room) took a number to wait in line to sign in. My number got called and I checked in at the desk, filled out some paperwork and waited for the Immigration Officer to call me. After about 30 mins, the officer calls me into the room, my husband, our kids and I went in the room. The Immigration officer asked my name, husband's and kids' names, how we met, how long we were married, asked my husband about his job and that was it. He never asked me for any documents. The interview took 10 mins at most. He was a very nice officer and he made me feel comfortable. I didn't feel like I was being interrogated like I would feel crossing into the U.S from Canada. He never told me on the spot if I was approved or not, he told me I should hear something within 2 weeks. Within a couple days I received my approval letter and a few days after that I received my greencard. javascript:emoticon('')

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Philadelphia PA Review #16818 on May 13, 2015:

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Rating: (5 / 5)

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Review Topic: Adjustment of Status

Had our interview today to adjust our status from K1 visa. Everything went smoothly. Our officer was a pleasant young man who was very nice and put our minds at ease. He asked to see my wife's passport, birth certificate and translation of her birth certificate. He asked to see my birth certificate, passport, and marriage certificate. After that he asked my wife how we met and then he verified her information that was on the I485 form(name,address,etc..) He then asked her the same yes/no questions that are on the I485 form(I.E. have you ever been convicted of a crime, any gov't afilliation, are you a communist,etc...). I took out my evidence that our relationship is bona fide and he said he didn't need to look at it all. He took the bank statements, some pictures from our wedding, car insurance docs, a letter from our doctor stating my wife is pregnant, and our housing association I.D. badges. After that, he told us we were approved and we should receive her GC in 3-4 weeks. All in all everything went excellently.

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Philadelphia PA Review #16736 on April 30, 2015:

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Philly512



Rating: (4 / 5)

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Review Topic: Adjustment of Status

our interview was at 1:15pm, me and my husband got there at 12:45pm but didn't give the notice to the lady her because we were waiting for my attorney, she told us to wait until she was there ...we gave them the notice at 1:14pm (my attorney was running late thanks to amazing traffic in philly) and waited for about 30 min when my name was called by a female officer, as soon as I saw her I was intimidated, she didn't even say hi or whatever to us (officer A. Knox) ...when we got to her office she told my attorney to ger ready to translate, my attorney nicely told her she wasn't there to translate and the officer just told us to stand up then and swore us in, then told us to have a sit and asked me for my original birth certificate, my husband's naturalization certificate, our marriage certificate, my divorce decree and birth certificates of both my girls but then gave me back the one from my older daughter cause she is not biological of my husband. After these she proceeded to look at the applications page by page and kept looking at the documents I had just given her, I guess comparing names and so, she didn't speak or look at us at all, then she asked for evidence that we live together, my attorney handled her a whole package she put together with joint lease, joint bank account, his work benefits when shows I'm beneficiary of the life insurance and the dental coverage, 2 travel itineraries, one from the past and one we have next week, texts and emails records, phone bill showing address and that we have family plan because she even highlighted the 2 phone numbers showed in front and lots of pictures, she took the time to look at all these page by page and picture by picture without again saying a word or looking at us, the application and evidence took her about 30 min and I swear I was about to panic, her straight face was making me more nervous than I was, when she finally finished with that she looked straight at me and asked for my full name, date of birth, address, first name of my mom and first name of my dad, then asked me all the yes and no questions about crimes to which I answered no to all of them and after this she said "ok so I will give a final review to your application and you should get an answer in 30 days, if I need more evidence I'll ask for it, you can go" ...my husband asked if that was if and she said yes and told us to have a good day.

My husband was even joking around and said that if he knew he would have stayed at home cause he didn't even had to open his mouth lol ...I asked my attorney what she thought and she said it went better than she was expecting and that I just need to be patient, I was hoping for an approved on the spot thing but I guess it could have been worse

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Philadelphia PA Review #16313 on February 25, 2015:

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Rating: (4 / 5)

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Philadelphia PA Review #16243 on February 18, 2015:

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Rating: (4 / 5)

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Review Topic: Adjustment of Status

Getting to the address, finding parking and getting into the building was all very easy. We were sitting in the waiting room 20 minutes before our appointment. Interview was scheduled for 11:35 and we were called around ten minutes after that. Officer was polite, though not very talkative. She swore us in, reviewed our original birth certificates, marriage licence, and passport. She spent some time reviewing my application, silently. She asked us for evidence that the relationship was still bona fide. We submitted joint tax return, documents that show shared address, shared health insurance, telephone bill, etc. (These were all new documents that we had since we submitted the application, so make sure you bring those). She spent quite a bit of time looking at my passport and the application. She didn't say anything. I was sooooo nervous! Then, she asked me the Yes/no questions that appear on the I-485 form about previous crimes, convictions, etc. Then said she would need to review the case and make a decision within 30 days. We were not asked any questions, really. The interview lasted 30 minutes. We were disappointed that we were not approved on the spot, and that we didn't get any hints as to whether the case was going well or not. The next day, we received an email update that the case was approved and the card was ordered!!! So I guess the officer just needed a few hours to look at the case more carefully. Sometimes they don't have time to look at your file before the interview, and they do it during and after the interview, so don't panic if you are not approved on the spot!

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