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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: India
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I just wanted to share my experience with everyone. We had our interview in Orlando, FL yesterday. We were approved & received an email at 5pm stating, "Card Production Ordered." :dance::dance:

Our interview was at 7:30am & we got there @ 7:00am. We were allowed in the building @ 7:15am and went through the security check. We were instructed to go to the window in the waiting area and submit our interview letter there. We did exactly that & waited for about 1/2 hour before the immigration officer called out our name. Once seated in her office, we were instructed to take an oath.

She began going through our case file and casually chatting, not too overtly friendly. She asked us questions directly from the I-130 application. The questions were about our names, address change, birth date & place, etc. The only personal question asked was How did we meet? We had a disagreement with a technicality in our case. This scared us like our process is going to get jeopardized, but she said she would like to complete the interview before she reached a decision about the discussed technicality. Then she asked my husband questions like if he belonged to illegal organizations, or lied on anything, etc. Then she asked us for our proofs of relationship and/or pics. We showed her 2 albums of pics and she loved our wedding pics. Then she asked for other proofs so we gave her bills, credit card copies, home purchase together, car purchase together, etc. She never looked at them. She simply filed them. Then she typed something in the computer and turned to us & said, "I am going to approve your case. You will not receive a stamp today because the card processing has sped up & you should be receiving the card within 2 weeks." We were thrilled. She never even discussed our earlier disagreement again. She only took my husband's I-94 card.

The interview was nothing like we imagined. We thought we were going there to prove our relationship/marriage. But It turned out to be a meeting to verify that all information submitted on our I-130 & I-485 applications was infact accurate. It seemed as though her mind had already been made up before we even got to her office.

Overall, we had an OK experience. It was stressful to a certain degree, but with an excellent outcome. We did a lot of preparation & didn't need even half of it!! She did advise us that if we ever had a concern about immigration issues & weren't sure about anything legal or procedural, to not call the 1-800 line, but always schedule an InfoPass appt. at the local office for EXACT answers.... :wacko:

Please let me know if anyone has questions or concerns about your upcoming interview! Good Luck all! This website has an excellent group of folks who are always willing to help each other. Thanks Everyone for all your posts! :)

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Congratulations!!!! ours is coming up on Monday.


Sometime in 11/2006 --- Met online

09/26/2008 --- Got married

04/03/2009 --- AOS package sent

07/13/2009 --- Interview in Detroit,MI. Approved!!!

07/25/2009 --- GC received! Total: 3 months 12 days from NOA1 to GC mailboxhappy.gif

05/17/2011 --- ROC package sent

05/25/2011 --- NOA1 received

06/27/2011 --- Biometrics

10/17/2011 --- Approved! confetti.gif

10/21/2011 --- Received Permanent GC

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: India
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congratulations....i have a question though...i was never sent a ref for i 693(i had send them a copy of my ds 3925 with my aos forms)so when i went for the aos interview the officer asked me to get the I693 and mail it to them and they would send me my decision by mail.well so far so good....but i am really confused about the tubesculosis or ppd test...before i came to america i already had the x ray done in my country and i still have the report with me because the embassy said they didnt want it.anyhow i have all my shots also but i cant get an appointment with the doc for three weeks...so my question is can i avoid the ppd test and just get my transcribs done by another surgeon.

please help.

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congratulations....i have a question though...i was never sent a ref for i 693(i had send them a copy of my ds 3925 with my aos forms)so when i went for the aos interview the officer asked me to get the I693 and mail it to them and they would send me my decision by mail.well so far so good....but i am really confused about the tubesculosis or ppd test...before i came to america i already had the x ray done in my country and i still have the report with me because the embassy said they didnt want it.anyhow i have all my shots also but i cant get an appointment with the doc for three weeks...so my question is can i avoid the ppd test and just get my transcribs done by another surgeon.

please help.

Have you checked with other civil surgeons in your area to see if they can get you in sooner? Check the Civil Surgeon Locator on USCIS.gov to find other doctors.... Maybe they can get you in sooner if you don't want to wait.

We had a similar situation & we found that Civil Surgeons are a real pain to deal with.... We called quite a few doctors in our area & all of them refused to give us ONLY what we needed. They told us that either you have to do the whole medical or we can't help you. We needed them to simply give us the 1 or 2 shots we were missing and transfer the remaining info. from DS 3025 to I-693. They all refused, so we were forced to take the whole medical over again. But, we also didn't want this issue to delay our GC, so it was our choice to take the full medical.

Many folks have simply gone to the interview with just a DS-3025 received from their country & the officer doesn't ask for anything else & doesn't inquire too much further. I have read many posts of this nature.

I can also tell you that our officer didn't even look at our DS-3025. She just asked us if we thought we missed any shots & she didn't care to dig deeper in the medical issue, but my husband willingly handed her our updated medical record because we spent so much money for it. She didn't even look at the updated medical. She simply filed it with all of our other paperwork.

I hope I've answered your question.... :)

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Brazil
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Congrats......Mine coming up next week in Dallas......Thinking about it every night......Hopeful will be easy one!!

CONGRATS!!!!

Good luck on you interviw next week! Iam also having my interiview the end of july in Dallas. Dont worry it will be easy and youu will be approved!!!! Let us know how it went in Dallas so I know kinda of what to expect!!! Good luck!!!


AOS

AOS - Send I-485 March 26TH 2009

NOA I-485 April 1st 2009 - received

RFE - request initial evidence for I 864 April 13TH 2009

SENT evidence April 23rd 2009

BIOMETRICS DATE April 24th 2009 - Done

NOA I-485 JUNE 15th

INTERVIEW DATE JULY 30TH 2009 - APPROVED 10 year Green Card!!!!!

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congrats :thumbs:


03/12/2007 - Married to my beautiful wife

04/16/2007 - Sent I-130 to VSC via USPS Express Mail

05/12/2007 - NOA1 received by snail mail after a loooong wait

05/14/2007 - Sent I-129F for K3 to Chicago Lockbox via USPS Express Mail

10/22/2007 - I129F APPROVED (161 days), I130 APPROVED (188 days)

11/08/2007 - I129F received at NVC, embassy case number generated.

11/13/2007 - I129F forwarded to embassy.

11/18/2007 - 129F petition received at embassy

01/09/2008 - finally, DOS gives me the interview date, April 16, 2007 (ouch)

01/23/2008 - never got packet 4, emailed embassy

04/11/2008 - picked up packet 4, did medical

04/14/2008 - medical report pickup, no problems

04/16/2008 - interview date- APPROVED!!!!!

04/18/2008 - both of us are home at last, POE JFK!

05/21/2008 - sent AOS and EAD

05/27/2008 - received NOA1 for AOS and for EAD

06/02/2008 - received Biometrics appt letter

06/19/2008 - Biometrics appointment scheduled - DONE

06/19/2008 - both AOS and EAD touched because of biometrics

07/29/2008 - EAD approved.

05/13/2009 - AOS Interview - APPROVED!/ Card production ordered email

05/18/2009 - Welcome Letter received

06/12/2009 - Second card production ordered email

06/19/2009 - Approval notice send email

06/22/2009 - Green Card received

04/09/2012 - Applied for Citizenship by Express Mailing N400 to NBC

04/10/2012 - N400 received by USCIS

06/23/2012 - Biometrics appointment

07/27/2012 - Appointment scheduled for N400 interview

09/05/2012 - Interview passed, oath ceremony completed, and Naturalization certificate received.

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I just wanted to share my experience with everyone. We had our interview in Orlando, FL yesterday. We were approved & received an email at 5pm stating, "Card Production Ordered." :dance::dance:

Our interview was at 7:30am & we got there @ 7:00am. We were allowed in the building @ 7:15am and went through the security check. We were instructed to go to the window in the waiting area and submit our interview letter there. We did exactly that & waited for about 1/2 hour before the immigration officer called out our name. Once seated in her office, we were instructed to take an oath.

She began going through our case file and casually chatting, not too overtly friendly. She asked us questions directly from the I-130 application. The questions were about our names, address change, birth date & place, etc. The only personal question asked was How did we meet? We had a disagreement with a technicality in our case. This scared us like our process is going to get jeopardized, but she said she would like to complete the interview before she reached a decision about the discussed technicality. Then she asked my husband questions like if he belonged to illegal organizations, or lied on anything, etc. Then she asked us for our proofs of relationship and/or pics. We showed her 2 albums of pics and she loved our wedding pics. Then she asked for other proofs so we gave her bills, credit card copies, home purchase together, car purchase together, etc. She never looked at them. She simply filed them. Then she typed something in the computer and turned to us & said, "I am going to approve your case. You will not receive a stamp today because the card processing has sped up & you should be receiving the card within 2 weeks." We were thrilled. She never even discussed our earlier disagreement again. She only took my husband's I-94 card.

The interview was nothing like we imagined. We thought we were going there to prove our relationship/marriage. But It turned out to be a meeting to verify that all information submitted on our I-130 & I-485 applications was infact accurate. It seemed as though her mind had already been made up before we even got to her office.

Overall, we had an OK experience. It was stressful to a certain degree, but with an excellent outcome. We did a lot of preparation & didn't need even half of it!! She did advise us that if we ever had a concern about immigration issues & weren't sure about anything legal or procedural, to not call the 1-800 line, but always schedule an InfoPass appt. at the local office for EXACT answers.... :wacko:

Please let me know if anyone has questions or concerns about your upcoming interview! Good Luck all! This website has an excellent group of folks who are always willing to help each other. Thanks Everyone for all your posts! :)

Congrates on your approval.


08/24/2003 - Entered USA on F1 Visa

02/28/2009 - Got Married

07/03/2009 - Mailed AOS Package (F1 to Green Card) 130 485, 765, 130 to Chicago Lockbox

07/06/2009 - Package Received by USCIS

07/27/2009 - Package was return

07/28/2009 - Resend package

07/30/2009 - Package received by USCIS

08/06/2009 - Received NOA for 485, 130 and 765

08/20/2009 - Biometric appointment

09/08/2009 - Received Date for Interview October 06

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Congratulations! And thank you for your detailed post, it's always interesting to read about the interviews!


Shoot for the moon - even if you miss, you'll land among the stars...

AOS completed in 11/2009

ROC completed in 06/2012
Received BBG from Germany in 02/2013

Passed N-400 interview and civics test 06/07/2013

Oath ceremony some time in July

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