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Hello guys!

usually i do not post much, i read more and sometimes ask questions. but today I am gonna post to thank all of your for your tips and experience. Thank you very much!

I had my interview today and was approved right there.

I want to share my experience, maybe it will be helpful for someone.

I came to the USA in August, 2005 on J1 visa. In 2006 I changed my status to F1 and have been an F 1 student all this time, never left the country. I have never been out of status and followed all the rules.

I met my husband online the first week I came to the USA, in person 2 months later and we have been together since then. He was a permanent resident then.

In 2008 we got married.

In March 2009 he applied for citizenship, in August 2009 he became a USC. I prepared my AOS package myself, no attorneys, just your generous advice and help, and sent it in the same day he got his naturalization certificate (August, 13). The checks were cashed on August, 17. Sorry, I do not know how to post my timeline , that is why I do not have it :). I got my biometric interview letter in a couple of weeks and did a walk-in biometrics earlier. I got my interview appointment on September, 22nd for October 22nd. A week later I got both EAD and AP.

And today I had my interview.

We arrived early and had to wait there for more than an hour. Then a young lady (20-30 years old) called my name, invited my husband first to talk to him. I stayed in the waiting area. It seemed like she interviewed him for ever. As he told me later, she asked him all the questions like:

when, how and where we met, proposed, got married. Did he meet my parents? He didnt as I never went back to my home country. Where does he work where do I study, when do I graduate, where do I plan to work (I am a nursing student, she asked what kind of nurse I am gonna be. He answered that I am not sure). where did we live and where do we live now? What does she/he like to do? She never looked at the pictures, but asked him to show any evidences of bona fide marriage. We had the following:

-car insurance

-health insurance

-cell phone bill

-2 credit cards, latest bill, a bill from 6 months ago, 12 months ago, 2 years ago. Both our names there

-no joint checking because we do not have one.

-pictures

- old DLs for both of us from NJ where we lived 3 years ago to show the same address

-all my I-20s where my husband was a sponsor

-tax reports for 3 years where I was included as a dependent

-plane tickets from 2006 and 2009, the only one I had saved in my emails.

That is what my husband told me briefly after the interview.

Then, she invited me, asked those questions about drugs, law violations and so. Then she asked me where do study and if I like nursing, where do I graduate, what kind of nurse I am gonna be. I answered that I want to be an ICU nurse, but they do not take inexperienced nurses there right after graduation. So I will probably go to med-surge to get experience and try to get into ICU a year later or so. While asking me she was stamping my passport, and seemed like she asked those questions out of curiosity or just to fill the silence and was not interested in my answers. Then, she took my EAD and AP. She was cold, very formal, no emotions, no interest. Then, she gave me my passport and explained the rules of a temporary GC. After that we said bye and left.

That is it!

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Hello guys!

usually i do not post much, i read more and sometimes ask questions. but today I am gonna post to thank all of your for your tips and experience. Thank you very much!

I had my interview today and was approved right there.

I want to share my experience, maybe it will be helpful for someone.

I came to the USA in August, 2005 on J1 visa. In 2006 I changed my status to F1 and have been an F 1 student all this time, never left the country. I have never been out of status and followed all the rules.

I met my husband online the first week I came to the USA, in person 2 months later and we have been together since then. He was a permanent resident then.

In 2008 we got married.

In March 2009 he applied for citizenship, in August 2009 he became a USC. I prepared my AOS package myself, no attorneys, just your generous advice and help, and sent it in the same day he got his naturalization certificate (August, 13). The checks were cashed on August, 17. Sorry, I do not know how to post my timeline , that is why I do not have it :). I got my biometric interview letter in a couple of weeks and did a walk-in biometrics earlier. I got my interview appointment on September, 22nd for October 22nd. A week later I got both EAD and AP.

And today I had my interview.

We arrived early and had to wait there for more than an hour. Then a young lady (20-30 years old) called my name, invited my husband first to talk to him. I stayed in the waiting area. It seemed like she interviewed him for ever. As he told me later, she asked him all the questions like:

when, how and where we met, proposed, got married. Did he meet my parents? He didnt as I never went back to my home country. Where does he work where do I study, when do I graduate, where do I plan to work (I am a nursing student, she asked what kind of nurse I am gonna be. He answered that I am not sure). where did we live and where do we live now? What does she/he like to do? She never looked at the pictures, but asked him to show any evidences of bona fide marriage. We had the following:

-car insurance

-health insurance

-cell phone bill

-2 credit cards, latest bill, a bill from 6 months ago, 12 months ago, 2 years ago. Both our names there

-no joint checking because we do not have one.

-pictures

- old DLs for both of us from NJ where we lived 3 years ago to show the same address

-all my I-20s where my husband was a sponsor

-tax reports for 3 years where I was included as a dependent

-plane tickets from 2006 and 2009, the only one I had saved in my emails.

That is what my husband told me briefly after the interview.

Then, she invited me, asked those questions about drugs, law violations and so. Then she asked me where do study and if I like nursing, where do I graduate, what kind of nurse I am gonna be. I answered that I want to be an ICU nurse, but they do not take inexperienced nurses there right after graduation. So I will probably go to med-surge to get experience and try to get into ICU a year later or so. While asking me she was stamping my passport, and seemed like she asked those questions out of curiosity or just to fill the silence and was not interested in my answers. Then, she took my EAD and AP. She was cold, very formal, no emotions, no interest. Then, she gave me my passport and explained the rules of a temporary GC. After that we said bye and left.

That is it!

Congratulations!!!!! :thumbs:

Thanks so much for sharing... it's great for those of us going through the process or beginning to...

You got through the process fast - just over 2 months right!

Hope your GC arrives in the mail soon :star:


Nov 6, 2012 N-400 mailed

Nov 7, 2012 N-400 delivered to Phoenix lockbox, signed by Arndt & case priority date

Nov 9, 2012 Case Touched, NOA date

Nov 13, 2012 Got text/e-mail with case number & the check was cashed :)

Nov 14, 2012 Case updated online to say biometrics apt. notice is on its way!

Nov 16, 2012 Received NOA & biometrics apt. letter

Nov 28, 2012 Biometrics apt.

Jan 4, 2013 In line for interview!

Jan 5, 2013 Scheduled for interview!

Jan 10, 2013 Received interview letter

Jan 19, 2013 Received yellow letter dated 1/16 asking me to bring more passport pics to the interview

Feb 11, 2013 Interview

Mar 8, 2013 Got an online update - oath scheduled!

Mar 13, 2013 Oath letter received

Mar 22, 2013 Oath! Officially an American citizen!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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congratulations!


12/29/2007 Got married in the Philippines
03/28/2008 Got 10yr B1/B2 visa
04/12/2008 Arrived in US under B1/B2 visa
08/06/2008 Filed I-539 visa extension
10/23/2008 I-539 approved
02/23/2009 USC wife filed I-130 Chicago Lockbox
02/26/2009 I-130 delivered to Chicago Lockbox
02/27/2009 Medical exam I-693
03/01/2009 Negative result on TB skin test
03/04/2009 I-130 received by California Service Center
03/05/2009 Check cashed by USCIS
03/06/2009 Medical Exam form I-693 released by civil surgeon
03/07/2009 NOA Receipt Notice for I-130
03/14/2009 Mailed I-485, I-864, I-693, I-765 & I-131 thru USPS
03/16/2009 "The Package" delivered to Chicago Lockbox
03/16/2009 I-94 expired after 11 months since arrival
03/25/2009 Check cashed by USCIS
03/26/2009 Received NOA for I-485, I-765, I-131
03/28/2009 Received notice for Biometrics Appointment (April 9)
04/02/2009 Approval Notice for I-130 received
04/09/2009 Biometrics done
05/07/2009 Received Advance Parole Document
05/08/2009 Received Interview Letter
05/09/2009 Received EAD card
05/11/2009 Applied for SSN
05/16/2009 Received SSN
06/23/2009 AOS interview approved
06/27/2009 Welcome Letter received
07/05/2009 Green Card received
06/01/2011 Mailed I-751 Form
06/07/2011 Received NOA for I-751
07/11/2011 Biometrics Done

03/19/2015 Mailed N-400

03/30/2015 NOA Received

04/15/2015 Biometrics Appointment

06/23/2015 Interview

07/22/2015 Oath Ceremony

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Filed: Other Country: Philippines
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:dance::dancing::thumbs:

Married 2007, Husband became USC 06/2009,

I became a LPR 11/2009

IR-2 for USC's stepdaughter (my daughter) TIMELINE :

03/22/10 - Sent I-130 to Chicago, IL

03/23/10 - Received & Signed by R Mercado

03/31/10 - NOA1 Date

04/02/10 - Check cashed

04/05/10 - Received NOA1

05/03/10 - Touched

05/04/10 - Touched

05/05/10 - Touched/Received Approval Message (email&text) 44 days!!!

05/06/10 - Touched/Status says Approval Notice Sent on 05/05/10

05/07/10 - Case # Assigned

05/10/10 - Received NOA2

05/12/10 - DS3032/AOS Fee Bill Received (email)

05/12/10 - Sent DS3032 via email & Paid AOS Fee Bill

05/16/10 - AOS Fee Bill Payment Status is PAID

05/17/10 - DS3032 Accepted/DS230 Fee Bill Received/Sent AOS Packet

06/09/10 - Checklist Cover Letter Received by email (to pay&send DS230, & RFE for AOS)

06/23/10 - Sent RFE for AOS

06/30/10 - NVC Received RFE Response as per AVR

07/02/10 - Paid IV fee bill

07/13/10 - Sent DS230

07/14/10 - Packet received as per USPS

08/12/10 - AOS Accepted

08/17/10 - Sign in fail

08/18/10 - Called NVC, operator told me that our case will be sent to USEM

08/23/10 - Case received at USEM

08/24/10 - USEM gave Interview Date : September 17 @ 7:15am

09/17/10 - APPROVED

10/14/10 - POE at WAS, USA

N-400 for Me

01/09/13 - Sent to Dallas Lockbox (Lewisville, TX)

01/15/13 - Check Cashed and NOA date

01/28/13 - Biometrics Appointment (DONE)

01/30/13 - Email received "In line for Interview Scheduling"

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congratulations!

Need help please. My wife is here on a B1/B2 VISA for 10 yrs and now we are confused as what to do as they stamed her 3months on her I-94 and i'm planning her togot school here onF1 but some people are saying since she didnt disclose that she intended to be a student at the port of entry, they wont accept the COS, please any advice will be great and helpful

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Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!! You're experience will certainly be helpful for when our interview comes up.


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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Congratulatios!!!


2-year green card application:

07/29/2009- Mailed I-130, I-485, I-693, I-864, I-864A, G-325A, I-765 via USPS.

08/02/2009- Package delivered to Chicago.

08/06/2009- Checks cashed.

08/10/2009- Received NOA's for I-485, I-130, I-765 (issued August 6th).

08/19/2009- Recieved Biometrics Appointment notice (bio apt 9/12 at 9am).

08/21/2009- Recieved RFE for I-485 (issued August 17th).

08/22/2009- Responded to RFE.

09/01/2009- Case processing resumed (RFE recieved on 8/27/2009).

09/01/2009- Walk-in biometrics at 1:00pm, in and out in 15mins.

09/09/2009- Recieved e-mail: EAD card production ordered on 09/08/2009.

09/14/2009- Recieved another e-mail: EAD card production ordered (AGAIN!) on 09/11/2009.

09/16/2009- EAD recieved in the mail.

09/21/2009- Applied for a SSN.

09/30/2009- Recieved SSC.

10/14/2009- Received interview notice (Interview on 11/16 at 9:35am)

11/16/2009- Interview,APPROVED and CARD production ordered e-mail!Yay!

11/19/2009- Welcome Notice Recieved and Card production ordered e-mail again!

11/27/2009- Received green card in the mail!

Removal of Conditions:

09/09/2011- Sent the package via Priority mail, with delivery confirmation.

09/12/2011- Package delivered.

09/13/2011- Check cashed.

09/14/2011- NOA issued and received on 09/17/2011.

09/15/2011- Biometrics appointment issued for 10/05

11/21/2011- Card production ordered.

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That's awesome, congrats!!!


AOS

09/21/08- Phil arrives in US

08/15/09- Wedding

10/16/09- Mailed out AOS package

01/14/10- Interview completed - Approved!

01/23/10- Conditional Green Card received!

ROC

10/17/11- Mailed ROC package

10/19/11- Package arrives at VSC

10/20/11- NOA1 issued

10/24/11- "Touch"

10/24/11- Check cashed

10/26/11- NOA1 received

11/23/11- Biometrics appointment

01/14/12- Conditional GC Expired

07/17/12- Approved! - Notification of card production

07/23/12- Notification of card being mailed

07/25/12- 10 year GC received!

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congratulations!

Thanks for sharing your input and dates, i'm just curious is ur spouse a citizen or LPR? In my case i'm a LPR and my wife is here on B1/B2 10 yr visa what options do we have if any or what route should we follow?

Thanks

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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note to self ...don't do a search and then answer something without looking at dates. Doh!

Edited by LiLMermaid

K-1 Journey

04/30/2009 - I-129F sent to VSC

03/30/2010 - Interview @ MTL APPROVED!

04/13/2010 - POE @ Pearson International

05/23/2010 - WEDDING

AOS Journey

07/20/2010 - AOS/AP/EAD Sent

07/21/2010 - package received at Chicago

07/28/2010 - check cashed

07/30/2010 - received NOA1 in mail

08/01/2010 - received biometrics letter

08/20/2010 - walk in biometrics completed

08/23/2010 - finally entered into USCIS online -AP's touched on Aug11 and EAD and AOS touched on Aug20 08/30/2010 - AOS/EAD touched

09/09/2010 - AP approved (email notice)

09/13/2010 - Received email that EAD was approved on Sept 10

10/04/2010 - Received interview letter in Mail

11/09/2010 - Interview-APPROVED! 112 days

11/09/2010 - Card Production 11/22/2010 - Green Card received

ROC Journey

08/11/2012 - Eligible to file for ROC10/11/2012 - sent in I-751 (late)10/16/2012 - received NOA 11/20/2012 - biometrics

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