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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Sweden
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Hi all,

I've been following the threads on this forum for months without posting anything. Today we had our AOS interview and I think I owe other people to share my experience.

We had an appointment at 9.30 but waited in two different waiting rooms for about 1.5 hours. The first waiting room was so warm and crowded and I started to think that this setting was on purpose to make people more nervous. The second waiting room was cooler but more crowded. We waited and waited until an IO escorted us to her room. From the beginning she looked very strict and I was prepared for the worst.

I arrived here last summer on a J1 visa and I was afraid that they would do anything to prove a visa fraud in our case because we were engaged for more or less just a month and after the wedding we submitted the AOS packet ASAP. I really thought that these facts would be a red flag in our case. On the other hand, our love and marriage is real!

The IO asked us the following questions:

- where and when we met

- if I've met my husband's parents, and if so when

- what kind of a wedding we had

- who attended the wedding and if anybody from my family came

- if I know my husband's cell phone # (which I admitted I don't know it by heart)

- who is our cell phone carrier

- what we do for living

- which languages I speak

All questions she asked very politely and everything was like a very, very important small talk. She asked to see our wedding pictures and we offered also pics from all our trips when we had a long distance relationship for years. I dragged with me various things to prove our marriage bona fide, but nothing but our birth certificates, passports, and wedding pics were requested.

The entire interview took about 15 minutes and the IO told me at the end that I was approved. I received my passport with the most relevant stamp ever and was told that my GC will be sent within 6 weeks.

I hope my note will be helpful to some, I sure was a nervous wreck for days before the interview. Good luck, everybody!

Best,

Mrs. S

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Congratulations! Glad everything went well! :thumbs:


NATURALIZATION
02/15/13 - Mailed N-400
02/19/13 - Received by Phoenix Lockbox (day 01)
02/21/13 - NOA1 issued (day 03)


REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS (WIFE)
02/18/12 - Eligible for Removal of Conditions on Residence
03/23/12 - Mailed I-751 to CSC
03/26/12 - Received by CSC (day 01)
03/31/12 - Received NOA1 (day 06)
05/02/12 - Biometrics done (day 38)
10/23/12 - Received approval email (day 212)
11/01/12 - Received green card (day 221)


IR-2 (STEPDAUGHTER)
06/01/10 - Mailed I-130 petition
06/03/10 - Package delivered to USCIS (day 01)
06/08/10 - NOA1 issued (day 06)
11/03/10 - Received approval email (day 154)
11/08/10 - Received approval notice in mail (day 159)


NATIONAL VISA CENTER (STEPDAUGHTER)
11/08/10 - NVC received case from USCIS
11/09/10 - NVC case # & IIN generated, email addresses given, DS-3032 sent via email & USPS (day 01)
11/16/10 - Received and paid AOS bill (day 08)
11/17/10 - AOS bill marked as PAID; AOS packet express mailed (day 09)
11/19/10 - Received and paid IV bill; DS-3032 accepted (day 11)
11/22/10 - IV bill marked as PAID; IV packet express mailed (day 14)
12/03/10 - Sign-in failed (day 25)
12/09/10 - INTERVIEW SCHEDULED FOR JANUARY 10, 2011 @ 6:45AM
12/28/10 - Medical exam done at SLEC Manila - PASSED! (day 40)
01/10/11 - Interview at USEM Manila - APPROVED! (day 53)
01/21/11 - Stepdaughter received passport with IR-2 visa! (day 64)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Australia
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** moved from "Adjustment of Status (Green Card) from Family Based Visas" to "Adjustment of Status Case Filing and Progress Reports" as the prior forum is for questions and this one is for updates/progress**

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Hi all,

I've been following the threads on this forum for months without posting anything. Today we had our AOS interview and I think I owe other people to share my experience.

We had an appointment at 9.30 but waited in two different waiting rooms for about 1.5 hours. The first waiting room was so warm and crowded and I started to think that this setting was on purpose to make people more nervous. The second waiting room was cooler but more crowded. We waited and waited until an IO escorted us to her room. From the beginning she looked very strict and I was prepared for the worst.

I arrived here last summer on a J1 visa and I was afraid that they would do anything to prove a visa fraud in our case because we were engaged for more or less just a month and after the wedding we submitted the AOS packet ASAP. I really thought that these facts would be a red flag in our case. On the other hand, our love and marriage is real!

The IO asked us the following questions:

- where and when we met

- if I've met my husband's parents, and if so when

- what kind of a wedding we had

- who attended the wedding and if anybody from my family came

- if I know my husband's cell phone # (which I admitted I don't know it by heart)

- who is our cell phone carrier

- what we do for living

- which languages I speak

All questions she asked very politely and everything was like a very, very important small talk. She asked to see our wedding pictures and we offered also pics from all our trips when we had a long distance relationship for years. I dragged with me various things to prove our marriage bona fide, but nothing but our birth certificates, passports, and wedding pics were requested.

The entire interview took about 15 minutes and the IO told me at the end that I was approved. I received my passport with the most relevant stamp ever and was told that my GC will be sent within 6 weeks.

I hope my note will be helpful to some, I sure was a nervous wreck for days before the interview. Good luck, everybody!

Best,

Mrs. S

:wow: Congratulations!!!!!!!! :dance:


Jan. 23, 2008- Entered As F-1 Student
Feb. 24, 2010 - Our Wedding!
March 11, 2010 - AOS, EAD, I-130 package sent
March 12, 2010 - Package received 9:26am (Day 1)
March 19, 2010- Text and Email Notification of receipts 12:28pm (Day 7)
March 29, 2010- Biometrics letter received for April 12, 2010 (Day 17)
March 29, 2010- Biometrics done. Walk in-Oklahoma City (Day 17)
April 03, 2010- Received RFE (I-485) (Day 22)
April 06, 2010- USCIS Received response to REF. LUDs (I-485) 4/6/10 and 4/7/10 (day 25)
April 30, 2010- Interview notice received dated 04/27/2010. Appointment date 06/03/2010 (Day 49)
May 06, 2010-- EAD Card production ordered (received text & email) (Day 55)
May 13, 2010-- Second email and text msg for EAD approval and Touched on I-765
May 17, 2010-- AOS and I-130 Touched.
May 24, 2010--Third email and text msg for EAD approval and EAD mailed.
May 27, 2010--EAD card received.
June 03, 2010-- AOS Interview
June 28, 2010---1st Card Production Ordered
July 01, 2010---2nd Card Production Ordered
July 02, 2010---Welcome to USA letter and I-130 Approval Notice Received
July 12, 2010---Green Card Received
Removing of conditions
May 30, 2012--- ROC Package sent
May 31, 2012--- Package received 12:49PM
June 06,2012---- Check cashed
July 11, 2012--- Biometric done
February 27, 2013---Approved. Card Production Ordered.
March 04, 2013---Green Card Received

Naturalization

April 09, 2015---Application Package sent

April 13, 2015---Package received 08:30AM

April 17, 2015---Text and Email Notification of receipts 10:26pm

April 20, 2015---Check cashed

April 23, 2015---NOA received

May 02, 2015- Biometrics letter received for May 13, 2015

July 16, 2015-- N-400 Initial interview date but rescheduled.

Sept.16, 2015- N-400 Interview- passed but requested spouse divorce decree

Sept. 27, 2015- Divorce decree document hand delivered.

Oct 06, 2015 ---N-400 Approved.

Nov 10, 2015-- Oath Ceremony

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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Congrats!


(AOS Sent 12/31/09)

AOS NOA letter received 1/12/10

1/6/10 received date

1/8/10 notice date

Biometrics letter received 1/25/10

01/14/10 notice date

02/04/10 appointment date

(AED Sent 1/19/10)

AED NOA letter received 1/29/10

1/21/10 received date

1/27/10 notice date

Biometrics letter received 2/2/10

1/29/10 notice date

2/17/10 appointment date

(RFE med exam)

RFE letter received 1/25/10

Notice dated 1/22/10

2/08/10 RFE response sent

2/16/10 received date by uscis MO

(Interview)

Appointment letter received 3/17/2010

Notice dated 3/10/2010

Interview date 4/14/2010

Approved GC 4/14/2010

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