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Filed: Other Timeline

Date of Interview: Sep-23-2009

Time: 8:00 AM

Place: Newark Field Office

Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes


Time of Arrival: 7:50 AM

Time in Waiting Area: 1 hour 10 minutes

Interview Time: 10 minutes

This experience was absolutely NOT what we expected. But the outcome was great!

So we did arrive early enough to be seated comfortably in the waiting area and have a nice little last minute chat about details. While waiting we saw a few couples go in with one officer who seemed to be in a bad mood, not even saying hello or introducing himself when he called people in. Obviously we did NOT want to be unlucky and have him "inspect" us but as fate would have it we finally get called in by you know who...

He walks us to his cubicle, swears us in, tells us to sit and give him our passports separately. He takes mine, looks at it, gives it back. He takes my wife's, looks at it, turns to the I-94 page, takes it out and gives it back. Then he proceeds to go through our file asking the following questions in rapid succession:

to my wife

Whats your name? What's your birthday? When and how did you enter the US? On what type of documents?

to me

Whats your name? What's your birthday?

to both of us

Do you have kids?

Where, how and when did you two meet?

Where do you live?

to me

What are your in laws names?

to both of us

Where was the ceremony held?

Did you have a reception?


Do you have pictures?

to my wife

Were your parents there?

Why not?

to me

Why didn't you file taxes this year?


He then says, "OK, I'm going to approve your case. Your green card should arrive in the mail in 3 weeks." He gives us a sheet of paper with instructions for lifting the requirements and explains a bit about that. Then asks if we have any questions and walks us out. I go to shake his hand but he informed me that he was sick and didnt want to spread germs. (Guess that's why he was moody huh?)

Anyway, Thank you VJers and USCIS! See you in about two 2 years.

Timeline -

Met in Berlin: Aug-14-2007

US Arrival: Aug-28-2008

Marriage: Apr-21-2009

AOS Filed: Jun-03-2009

NOA Date: Jun-11-2009

RFE(s): Jun-24-2009

RFE(s) Reply: Jul-27-2009

Bio. Appt.: Jul-09-2009

Interview Date: Sep-23-2009

Approved: Yes! (113 days!) or (3 months 21 days!)

Card Production Ordered: Sep-28-2009

Greencard Received: Oct-05-2009

Local USCIS Office: Newark, NJ

Up Next:

SSN & Drivers License

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Immigration Process (DCF Japan)

08/06/2008 I-130 petition at Tokyo, Japan

08/13/2008 I-130 approved


| Waited until we were ready to move back


07/13/2009 IV interview at Tokyo, Japan

07/15/2009 IV(IR-1) in hand


07/29/2009 POE at Las Vegas

08/17/2009 GC(10yrs) received

Click here for the detailed timeline.

Done with USCIS until

- naturalization in May 2012 or

- GC replacement in February 2019


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:dance::dance: Congratulations :dance::dance:

12/30/05 - married

7/14/06 - sent I-130

7/18/06 - notice of arrival I-130

8/03/09 - received approval I-130

7/28/09 - sent AOS package

7/29/09 - arrived Chicago lockbox

8/05/09 - touched

8/07/09 - received notice of arrival I-485

8/07/09 - received Biometrics appoitment notice for 9/2/09

8/22/09 - did walk-in biometrics (in/out within 30 minutes)

8/25/09 - touched

10/23/09 - received interview appoitment letter for 11/24/09

11/24/09 - Interview - approved received I-551 stamp

11/25/09 - received email from USCIS - card production ordered

11/28/09 - received welcome letter from USCIS (by mail)

11/30/09 - received email from USCIS - card production ordered

12/02/09 - received email from USCIS - I-1485 approval noticed mailed out

12/03/09 - touched

12/05/09 - received 10 year green card in the mail, Thank you Jesus

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada



KURT & RAYMA (K-1 Visa)

Oct. 9/03... I-129F sent to NSC

June 10/04... K-1 Interview - APPROVED!!!!

July 31/04... Entered U.S.

Aug. 28/04... WEDDING DAY!!!!

Aug. 30/04... I-485, I-765 & I-131 sent to Seattle

Dec. 10/04... AOS Interview - APPROVED!!!!! (Passport stamped)

Sept. 9/06... I-751 sent to NSC

May 15/07... 10-Yr. PR Card arrives in the mail

Sept. 13/07... N-400 sent to NSC

Aug. 21/08... Interview - PASSED!!!!

Sept. 2/08... Oath Ceremony

Sept. 5/08... Sent in Voter Registration Card

Sept. 9/08... SSA office to change status to "U.S. citizen"

Oct. 8/08... Applied in person for U.S. Passport

Oct. 22/08... U.S. Passport received


KAELY (K-2 Visa)

Apr. 6/05... DS-230, Part I faxed to Vancouver Consulate

May 26/05... K-2 Interview - APPROVED!!!!

Sept. 5/05... Entered U.S.

Sept. 7/05... I-485 & I-131 sent to CLB

Feb. 22/06... AOS Interview - APPROVED!!!!! (Passport NOT stamped)

Dec. 4/07... I-751 sent to NSC

May 23/08... 10-Yr. PR Card arrives in the mail

Mar. 22/11.... N-400 sent to AZ

June 27/11..... Interview - PASSED!!!

July 12/11..... Oath Ceremony

We're NOT lawyers.... just your average folks who had to find their own way!!!!! Anything we post here is simply our own opinions/suggestions/experiences and should not be taken as LAW!!!!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Thailand

congratulation :star:

10-06-2007 met

10-11-2008 engaged

06-30-2009 married


07-17-2009 send out the package (I-130, I-145, I-765) all in one + 2 checks

07-20-2009 package arrived ! signed for by L box

07-27-2009 NOA came in the mail ~ all 3

08-01-2009 received biometrics appointment for August 24, at 3 pm

08-22-2009 wedding party!! (with friends and families)

08-24-2009 Biometrics at USCIS Detroit (took about 15 minutes)

08-31-2009 EAD in hand!!!!! wow (only a week from biometrics!)

09-08-2009 got Interview appointment for Oct 8,09 at 1.00 pm in Detroit !!! YEAH

10-08-2009 Interview Date @ 1 pm @ Detroit

10-08-2009 INTERVIEW.......Approved

On October 8, 2009, we ordered production of your new card. Please allow 30 days for your card to be mailed to you.

10-13-2009 NOA - welcome to America Letter !

10-19-2009 GREEN CARD in hand ! (done with USCIS , see you again in 1 year and 9 months)


9/6/2011 I751 removing of conditions sent

9/10/2011 package delivered

9/14/2011 check cashed

9/17/2011 NOA received...greencard 1 year extended

9/19/2011 Biometrics appointment letter received

10/07/2011 Biometrics

12/07/2011 GreenCard (10years) in mail box :)


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