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Average Rating: 4.27 / 5
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Philadelphia PA Review #16313 on February 25, 2015:

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Rating: (4 / 5)

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Review Topic: Adjustment of Status



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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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Philadelphia PA Review #15689 on November 30, 2014:

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Rating: (5 / 5)

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Review Topic: Employment Authorization

interview went well.

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Philadelphia PA Review #14639 on June 16, 2014:

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Rating: (5 / 5)

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Review Topic: Adjustment of Status

I applied for AOS through diversity visa. My appointment was at 9am on June 11, 2014, and I arrived the USCIS office at 8am. It was very early, and they won't call you earlier than your appointment time so you should be fine if you go there 15 min prior. There are 3 different doors and the lady at the reception tells you which door the IO will call you, so you sit close to that door. I called in at 8:58am, the IO was very polite and friendly. He swore me in as soon as I walked in, and started looking through my file. He asked me my address, last time and place I entered the United States, and my mom's and dad's names. Then he went through the I-485 questions. He asked for the originals of my birth certificate and my I-20s/College enrollment forms.

All went very smoothly and he told me that I would hear about an update by the end of the day/the next day. I have received the USCIS email the next morning and I was approved!! Now waiting for my GC in the mail!

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Philadelphia PA Review #14356 on April 29, 2014:

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Rating: (5 / 5)

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