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Hi, all:

This morning my hubby and I went to the interview in Louisville, KY, and my AOS was approved! Thank you for answering my questions in the process of applying for AOS and sharing your experiences!!

Here's my experience :)

As we arrived at the office, I submitted my NOA and passport at the window, and we were told to sit down and wait.

An officer called my hubby's name at 8 a.m. sharp according to my appointment, leaving me in the waiting area. I got a bit nervous being separated from him, but I saw it happened to a man and his wife sitting next to me, and he told me that she also applied for AOS from F1 visa, so I assumed that it's a standard procedure in this office. After 15 minutes or so, my hubby came back to me with an OK hand sign, and the officer called me in.

Here are a list of questions I received and a list of documents I submitted during the interview.

After taking an oath, the officer asked me:

-Why I had two I-94s

-How and where I met my hubby

-If we had lived together before marriage

-What he does

-How long I have been in US

-What I study

-If I have worked in my professional field

-If I have taken him to my home country

-If I had any family living in US

-In what city we married, what kind of wedding it was, who and how many attended our wedding

-If his parents lived in the city where we had our wedding

-What we did last weekend

I brought with me a replica of my whole application packet, original documents whose photocopies I included in the application packet, original and photocopies of support documents, and our wedding photo album. The officer asked me to show him any support documents to show my hubby and I lived together, and I handed to him the following support document packet I made in advance:

-Hubby's updated employment letter (original)

-My updated university enrollment letter (original)

-Hubby's pay stubs for the last 2 months (photocopy)

-2005 joint tax return related forms (photocopy)

-A joint bank statement top page (photocopy)

-Hubby's retirement beneficiary designation form on which my name appears as principle beneficiary (photocopy)

-My car insurance estimate on which hubby's name appears as another driver (photocopy)

-Two envelopes addressed to both of us from our friends (photocopy)

The officer took it, flipped through it, and asked for neither original documents nor any other documents. So I asked if he wanted to see our wedding photo album. He said yes, flipped through it, returned it to me, and asked me no question.

He told me that he approved my case and requested my card online in front of me (Yey!) Then he took my I-94s and EAD, returned my passport (and my social security card and my hubby's business card that I had forgotten I kept in my passport cover), gave me a note and explanation for how and when to remove my conditional status, and asked me to sign the note that I received the note and explanation. Also he stamped on my passport and explained that it would work just like green card for next 3 months just in case I wanted to work or travel outside US before I get my card in my hands.

That's it!

After the interview, my hubby and I found out from each other that we were asked pretty much the same questions and the officer matched our answers.

Hope this helps someone. Good luck to all (F)


Buddhist_virgo (F1 student from Japan) & Bonsai_lover (Kentuckian)

---Our Wedding & AOS Timeline ---

9/9/05 Got our marriage license.

10/1/05 Our wedding :)

10/4/05 Mailed out our signed marriage license.

10/5/05 Completed medical exam & MMR/DPT boosters in Louisville for $220.

Hubby called IRS to request tax transcripts.

10/6/05 Received our marriage certificate.

10/7/05 Had TB skin test read and received the results and its copy for my info.

Hubby got his employment letter.

10/10/05 Bought a $10 passport photo making software to do it ourselves.

10/11/05 Received tax transcripts from IRS.

10/18/05 Hubby got I-864 notarized.

Got my birth certificate translation certified by a prof at my school.

10/20/05 Shipped my I-130/AOS/EAD application packet to Chicago by certified mail with delivery confirmation!

10/23/05 My packet delivered to the lockbox.

10/24/05 Delivery confirmation signed.

11/4/04 Received NOA1 for all applications!

(Received Date: 10/23/05; Notice Date: 10/31/05; Touched: 11/3/05; Checks Cashed: 11/04/04)

11/8/05, 11/9/05, 11/15/05 I-130 and EAD touched again.

12/27/05 EAD touched again.

12/31/05 Got a bio/fp appointment for AOS and EAD.

1/11/06 Had my bio/fp taken in Cincinnati.

1/11/06 AOS touched. Moving forward again. No touch on I-130, though....Weird.

1/12/06 Received EAD approval by email!

1/14/06 Received EAD in mail!!

3/7/06 Interview scheduled on 5/10/06 in Louisville.

5/10/06 AOS approved! (GC received on 5/18)

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Thanks!

Oh, I forgot to mention that the officer went over the list of questions about illegal and undesirable (?) activities included in AOS application with me again during the interview.


Buddhist_virgo (F1 student from Japan) & Bonsai_lover (Kentuckian)

---Our Wedding & AOS Timeline ---

9/9/05 Got our marriage license.

10/1/05 Our wedding :)

10/4/05 Mailed out our signed marriage license.

10/5/05 Completed medical exam & MMR/DPT boosters in Louisville for $220.

Hubby called IRS to request tax transcripts.

10/6/05 Received our marriage certificate.

10/7/05 Had TB skin test read and received the results and its copy for my info.

Hubby got his employment letter.

10/10/05 Bought a $10 passport photo making software to do it ourselves.

10/11/05 Received tax transcripts from IRS.

10/18/05 Hubby got I-864 notarized.

Got my birth certificate translation certified by a prof at my school.

10/20/05 Shipped my I-130/AOS/EAD application packet to Chicago by certified mail with delivery confirmation!

10/23/05 My packet delivered to the lockbox.

10/24/05 Delivery confirmation signed.

11/4/04 Received NOA1 for all applications!

(Received Date: 10/23/05; Notice Date: 10/31/05; Touched: 11/3/05; Checks Cashed: 11/04/04)

11/8/05, 11/9/05, 11/15/05 I-130 and EAD touched again.

12/27/05 EAD touched again.

12/31/05 Got a bio/fp appointment for AOS and EAD.

1/11/06 Had my bio/fp taken in Cincinnati.

1/11/06 AOS touched. Moving forward again. No touch on I-130, though....Weird.

1/12/06 Received EAD approval by email!

1/14/06 Received EAD in mail!!

3/7/06 Interview scheduled on 5/10/06 in Louisville.

5/10/06 AOS approved! (GC received on 5/18)

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Congrats on your approval! (F)


Our K1 Journey Click Here
K1 Interview in Jakarta Click Here
AOS Journey:
May 02, 2006 :AOS Sent to Chicago...Let the couting begin
May 03, 2006 :AOS received in Chicago
May 12, 2006 :Received NOA1 dated 05/09/2006
May 22, 2006 Biometrics Notice Rcvd dated 05/17/2006
May 30, 2006 :Biometrics done in ASC Birmingham
July 01, 2006 :Interview Letter received
Aug 30, 2006 :Interview in Atlanta & got RFE for I-693A! OUCH!!!
November, 2006 :I-693A Sent. The waiting goes on...
April 4, 2007: Infopass & it doesn't help at all!!!
April 18, 2007 :Contacting our Congressman.
May 18, 2007 : E-mail rcvd, Welcome Notice Sent! Finally!!!
April 22, 2007 : E-mail rcvd, GC has been ordered
April 24, 2007 : Welcome Notice Rvcd. Yeeehaaa!!!!
June 1, 2007: GC arrived! Yippy! USCIS Free for 2 years!
2008: Moved to China
2009: Conditional GC Expired and Husband has been having affairs since 2008 in China. Can't file for ROC since he got laid off. He came to Jakarta to live with me and my parents. He got a new job. Life resume to normal or so I thought.
March 2010: Officially separated after yet more affairs exposed just a day after my birthday!

February 2011: Officially divorced.
June 18, 2011: He married the girl he had the last affair with.

August 2014: I am engaged with my real soulmate. Not an American.

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Congrats! I can't wait to get our interview over with in Louisville, its in 2 weeks.


AOS Timeline

May 2/05 Mailed AOS Package

June 7/05 Received NOA1 for AOS

July 1/05 RFE received for no I-129F NOA2

July 6/05 Fingerprinting & Biometrics

July 7/05 Mailed I-824 to CSC

July 26/05 I-824 returned to us/error on application

July 28/05 I-824 mailed to CSC

Aug 11/05 NOA1 for I-824

Oct 11/05 Received I-797C for I-129F (FINALLY!)

Oct 13/05 Mailed I-797C (RFE) back to Lee's Summit

Dec 12/05 Received Interview Letter for March 29, 2006

Mar 14/06 Received letter about interview cancellation

Mar 22/06 Received Interview Letter for May 25, 2006

May 25/06 Interview in Louisville

May 25/06 Received 3 emails that welcome letter is on its way

May 27/06 Case touched

May 30/06 Received welcome letter & letter about GC (GC should arrive within next 3 weeks)

Jun 2/06 Received 3 emails that card has been ordered

Jun 2/06 Case update card has been ordered

Jun 6/06 Green card received!

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Congrats.


Removal of Conditions (I-751)

August 16/08: VSC received I-751

August 22/08: check cashed (certainly did not waste any time)

September 11/08: Received NOA 1

September 15/08: Rec'd Biometrics Appointment Letter

October 02/08: Biometrics Completed

March 04/09: File transferred to CSC

June 01/09: Letter stating Petition Approved and Card Production ordered

July 12/09: Card Production ordered e-mail

July 13/09: Received card in the mail

AOS

March 27/06: Sent I-485

March 31/06: NOA 1

April 4/06: Rec'd NOA 1

April 5&6/06: Touched

May 4/06: Rec'd Biometrics Appointment Letter

May 23/06: Biometrics Appointment

May 26/06: Touched

July 22/06: Rec'd Appointment for Interview

Sept 12/06: Interview

Sept 18/06: Rec'd Welcome to USA letter

Sept 26/06: Rec'd Green Card

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Congratulations on you approval


02/06/08 - Mailed I-751 to TSC

02/11/08 - Rec'd by TSC

02/26/08 - package returned for signature

02/26/08 - Re-sent package to TSC

03/06/08 - Check cashed

04/14/08 - Got Stamp in Passport

01/13/09 - Touched

01/31/09 - Rec'd Approval Notice

01/31/09 - Rec'd 10yr. Permanent Resident Card

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cool! omedetou! :thumbs:

thanks for posting your experiences.


Adjustment of Status

July 1 2006 - Sent EAD & AOS packet

Sept 19 2006 - EAD APPROVED

Sept 22 2006 - AOS APPROVED

Sept 23 2006 - EAD card arrived

Sept 29 2006 - GC arrived!!!

Removal of Conditions

Jul 9 2008 - Filed @ VSC

Feb 25 2009 - Transferred to CSC

June 20 2009 - Card production ordered

NATURALIZATION

Aug 24 2009 - Mailed N-400 priority mail

Aug 26 2009 - rec'd at TX Lockbox

Aug 27 2009 - NOA1 (rec'd 8/31)

Aug 28 2009 - check cashed

Sept 4 2009 - biometrics notice [rec'd Sept 9]

Sept 25 2009 - Biometrics

Oct 17 2009 - Email about file transfer for interview

Oct 21 2009 - Interview Letter Rec'd

Dec 8 2009 - Interview - PASSED!!!!!!

Dec 19 2009 - Oath Letter rec'd

Jan 14 2010 - OATH CEREMONY!!!!

Jan 15 2010 - Passport app.

Jan 21 2010 - Nat. cert. returned

Jan 22 2010 - Passport rec'd

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Congratulations on your approval and getting the passport stamped!!!


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09/24/04: Entered US as CDN visitor

11/20/04: Married in Las Vegas

03/10/06: Filed AOS

03/20/06: NOA 1 / I-130

03/21/06: NOA 1 / I-485

04/03/06: AOS Interview notice...05/11/06

04/05/06: Biometrics

05/11/06: AOS Interview....approved, pending FBI name check

05/12/06: I-130 approved

05/18/06: NOA 2 / I-130 approval

08/15/06: Email: 'Welcome to America' letter mailed (Day 151)!!!!

08/17/06: Email: I-485 approved & GC ordered

08/19/06: 'Welcome to America' letter rec'd

08/22/06: Email: Notice of approval mailed

08/25/06: GC Finally Received!!

05/15/08: Apply to remove conditions

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CONGRATULATIONS. :D

We will be going through Louisville as well. It was nice to see a timeline that gives me a little more hope than the case status timeline on the USCIS website. They list for Louisville that they are working on March 2005. So do you feel like it is normal for them to interview people separately?


~~~~~~~~~~Time Line~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

02-03-2006 Received K-3 Visa.

02-21-2006 Filed I-485 and I-765 with lawyer.

03-04-2006 Received NOA on both AOS and EAD.

03-21-2006 Biometrics for AOS & EAD.(Our 3rd Wedding Anniversary)

03-22-2006 AOS & EAD Touched.

03-23-2006 AOS & EAD Touched.

03-31-2006 Emily's Birthday ~ 2 Years Old

03-31-2006 AOS & EAD Touched. (Could be from the AR-11 and I-865 Change of address forms).

04-03-2006 AOS & EAD Touched.

05-09-2006 USCIS Site states that EAD was approved.

05-11-2006 Received EAD Card in the mail.

06-05-2006 Received AOS Interview letter.

07-26-2006 AOS Interview - APPROVED.

07-31-2006 Received WELCOME letter in the mail.

07-31-2006 Received E-mail -- Card is on the way.

08-05-2006 Received Green Card -- Good for 10 years.

11-08-2006 New addition to the family - Anali Grace was born

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:dance::dance: Congrats!!!

AOS & EAD

Mailed Sept 20th 2005 ( EAD & AOS )

Chicago recieved packet Sept 22nd ( the day my I-94 expired )

Sept 29th 2005 NOA 1 ( AOS & EAD ) Recipet date Sept 27th

Oct 1st 2005 touched ( AOS & EAD )

Dec 12 th 2005 touched ( EAD)

Dec. 29th 2005 touched ( EAD)

Jan 27th 2006 inforpass Had Biomterics for EAD & AOS

Jan 27th 2006 EAD & AOS touched

Feb 3rd 2006 EAD Approved

Fed 6th 2006 recieved EAD

Feb 10th 2006 recieved interview letter for AOS

April 17th 2006 AOS Interview 12:30

April 17th 2006 AOS Approved

April 21st 2006 Received Welcome Letter

April 27th 2006 Greencard in my hands!!!!

Lifting of conditions April 2008...

Removal of Conditions

Feb 6th 2008 mailed packet off

Feb 14th check cashed Saw that it was transfered to Californa ( Mailed to Nebraska )

Feb 16th got reciept letter in the mail with one year extension Receipt date Feb 11 2008

Feb 28th recieved Boimetrics appoinment

March 10th Boimetrics at 12 noon

March 10th 2008 Touched

March 13th 2008 Touched

May 15th Recieved e-mail 10 year Card Ordered!!!!

Done for 10 years!! Have not decided if i will become a citizen lots of time to think about that...

May 21st 10 year greencard in my hands!!!

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