Consulate / USCIS Member Review #9867
|Los Angeles CA|| Review on June 20, 2012:|
|Review Topic: Adjustment of Status|
Firstly I would like to say that I was very upset with the way my interview went.
We were mailed our interview letter letting us know we had a 9:30 appointment at the Los Angeles USCIS building. Parking was impossible to find (probably due to the fact we got there particularly early). The Building was easy to find, its the same building the IRS is in so naturally there was a huge line to get it. We had got there 2 hours early (can't trust good ol' L.A traffic, so we would rather be early than super late) We decided to wait outside until a little closer to our interview time (big mistake).
We had lined up to get inside and go through security about 1 hour before our interview. The man who was directing people outside said it would be a good idea to get up there ASAP because its ALWAYS packed. So a word of advice to anyone with an interview, get there 2 hours early, line up, go through security, go to level 6 and sit down and wait. Because it will take 2 hours just to be seen regardless of what time your interview is at.
After waiting a ridiculous amount of time in a horrible looking room we were finally called for our interview. No introductions, just follow your interviewer to his office and stay standing up to swear an oath.
The interview itself was fairly painless, he asked for our proof of a bona fide marriage and for some reason instead of giving him proper documents (joint tax return, joint bank account etc) I went straight for the photos... he didn't really care about the photos all that much, he took a few he liked out of the pile, asked us where and what occasion it was in the photo. Toward the end of the interview he asked if that was all we had and I told we we had the joint tax return etc and he was like "well you should have given me that at the beginning" so, a note to everyone else. that's what they want first.
He told us there was only one thing he noticed with our packet and it was the medical side of it, we didn't file the vaccination form (I-693) because all the civil surgeon's were giving us a run around. Plus my medical expired 5 days ago... which if you ask me it's ridiculous. So the interviewer told us that as soon as you get that sorted and sent in, he will decide if we receive a green card.
As you could imagine, I was disappointed not getting good news, but the interviewer was just doing his job.
Hopefully I can get the problem sorted ASAP.
Good luck to everyone else to who has to go to this facility, I hope this review is somewhat helpful.
Chloe & Patrick