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Approved (thanks to spaghetti monster)

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Hi everyone,

Thanks to spaghetti monster (pun intended), my AOS has been finally approved after nearly 11 months of wait :dance: . My application was transferred from NBC to the local office in November 08 and had been "under review" since then until today. My hour long videotaped interview was in April 09.

My tips to fellow VJers:

1) Do you homework especially for the interview. It is better to be over prepared than under prepared.

2) Be honest with the interviewer even if you think that the honest answer won't shed good light on you.

3) Don't think that officer at the interview may not fully understand the complexities of your case. There is seldom a case which is radically new to an experienced officer.

4) Don't throw away your previous passports and travel records.

5) Take your US citizen spouse with you to the Infopass appointments. I have a hunch that the Infopass officers at the time of appointment add comments to your case which may help speed up the processing. Unlike my other half-a-dozen Infopass appointments, I took my wife with me to the last appointment. My wife gently asked why it is taking so long and if there was anything that could be done to speed up the process. The officer gave her the same answer that he had been giving me on previous appointments, i.e., case is currently under review, but this time he was more courteous and sympathetic towards us. I saw an LUD ("touch") the very next day, and my case got approved within a week from that appointment.

6) Don't let this immigration process distract you from other important things in your life.

I am very thankful to fellow VJers for their advice.

Edited by rrobin

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Congrats -

His noodly appendage has touched you :)

My Advice is usually based on "Worst Case Scenario" and what is written in the rules/laws/instructions. That is the way I roll... -Protect your Status - file before your I-94 expires.

WARNING: Phrases in this post may sound meaner than they were intended to be. Read the Adjudicator's Field Manual from USCIS

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