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AOS Interview Experience - Lawrence, MA

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Indonesia
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We're approved!!!!!

We literally just got back home and had a champagne toast :dance:

The interview was fairly painless.

Our interview was scheduled for 1:30 pm.

We parked at the court house parking lot down the street ($4) and got to the Lawrence Service Center at about 12:50pm, gave our interview letter to the front desk and were told to sit in the waiting area. (Different waiting room than for my biometrics last time)

We didn't get called in until around 1:50pm.

We had to spit our gums out into the IO's waste basket because we forgot(eventhough I had set aside two pieces of paper for both of us earlier :bonk: )

Then he swore us in and asked for both our passports and birth certificates.

He asked me for any and all passports and other USCIS documents ever issued to me.

I handed my one and only passport and my $320 replacement I-94 and he added my I-94 into our file.

And then I told him that I had lost my old passports and I-94.

He asked me if I had my previous EAD with me and I said I lost that too.

He asked me: "Do you lose everything ma'am?" and laughed a little.

Then the interview started:

Questions to hubby (as far as I can remember-- it went really fast!):

My full name, My maiden name, Where I was born, Where and how we met, My previous address before we moved in together, What major I was studying when we met, Have we ever travelled together and where.

He asked hubby and me if we have proof that we live together, any joint finances, and pictures.

Hubby took out the photo album and I started taking out all the other papers.

He looked at some pictures and then told me I can keep all the documents I had just pulled out.

He didn't look at any of it, but we could tell he appreciated that we were so prepared and it seems he just wanted to see that we had other things besides pictures.

Questions to me:

Who is the mutual friend who was the reason we met (hubby had said we met at a halloween party through a mutual friend), Where hubby lived when we met, Where did he work then, Where does he work now, Where did he move to after that before we moved in together, Have I met his parents, what is my GPA and do I have my college transcript (Panic!! -- then he said he was only joking :lol: )

Then he went through the rest of my info on my g-325a and i-485 (including all of the yes/no questions), joking around here and there as he goes.

At the end of the yes/no questions he told us he is approving our application.

Then he stood up, got a stamp and put a big red APPROVED Stamp on the front page of one of our forms (couldn't tell which one, I think the i-130)

He said "as of this moment you are a legal permanent resident of the United States of America" I was so happy I could cry!! :cry:

Then he gave me the whole explanation of removing conditions and when I can apply for naturalization.

He spent a few more minutes (kinda awkward for hubby and I) just typing some things into the computer and then he told us to make sure my name is on our mailbox and that the GC will come in a couple weeks.

And then we were done! The whole thing took less than 20 minutes..

Hubby told me to tell all of you on VJ: thank you for all the support, advice, and keeping me sane during this journey!! :luv:


AOS 05/08/10 - sent05/14/10 - receipt date on NOAs - transferred to National Benefits Center06/14/10 - Biometrics Done - Lawrence, MA (original appt)07/26/10 - Interview - APPROVED!!07/30/10 - Welcome letter rec'd (notice date: 07/26)08/05/10 - Green Card (&EAD) Received! - 2 months and 28 days total!ROC 04/28/12 - ROC package sent05/03/12 - check cashed05/04/12 - NOA1 received - dated 05/01/1206/07/12 - Biometrics done02/07/13 - Approved (status update via text msg)02/14/13 - Ten year Green card receivedNaturalization07/26/13 - eligible (90 day window opened 4/27/13)02/24/14 - N-400 sent to Dallas03/04/14 - Check cashed & case accepted (update via txt & email)03/10/14 - Biometrics appt letter rec'd (scheduled for 03/28/13)03/28/14 - Biometrics done04/01/14 - In line for interview 04/03/14 - Case status change to scheduled for interview04/10/14 - interview letter rec'd 5/13/14 - interview 6/3/14 - in line for oath 6/30/14 - Scheduled for oath

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nigeria
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Wow!!! Congratulations!!! Just sent my package on Friday July 23,2010. Cant wait to be done with the USCIS. All the Best.

Nwanyioma


AOS Timeline
7-23-2010 AOS package mailed priority via USPS to Chicago Lockbox (expected delivery date 7-26-2010)
7-27-2010 AOS package delivered
8-3-2010 NOA 1 AOS/EAD/AP (received hard copy NOA 1's in mailbox 8-7-2010)
8-6-2010 AOS/EAD/AP Touched
8-9-2010 AOS/EAD/AP Touched
9-15-2010 Biometrics walk-in at Alexandria,VA ASC(original appointment date 10-5-2010)
9-15-2010 AOS/EAD Touched
9-16-2010 AOS/EAD Touched
9-22-2010 EAD/AP Touched
9-22-2010 EAD card production ordered. Approved!!!!!
9-23-2010 EAD/AP Touched
9-30-2010 EAD received in mail
10-4-2010 Received interview letter in the mail
11-9-2010 AOS interview 11:00am in Baltimore, Maryland
11-9-2010 Greencard approved!!

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Indonesia
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Thank you guys! :)

We are still celebrating even today! :dance::dance:


AOS 05/08/10 - sent05/14/10 - receipt date on NOAs - transferred to National Benefits Center06/14/10 - Biometrics Done - Lawrence, MA (original appt)07/26/10 - Interview - APPROVED!!07/30/10 - Welcome letter rec'd (notice date: 07/26)08/05/10 - Green Card (&EAD) Received! - 2 months and 28 days total!ROC 04/28/12 - ROC package sent05/03/12 - check cashed05/04/12 - NOA1 received - dated 05/01/1206/07/12 - Biometrics done02/07/13 - Approved (status update via text msg)02/14/13 - Ten year Green card receivedNaturalization07/26/13 - eligible (90 day window opened 4/27/13)02/24/14 - N-400 sent to Dallas03/04/14 - Check cashed & case accepted (update via txt & email)03/10/14 - Biometrics appt letter rec'd (scheduled for 03/28/13)03/28/14 - Biometrics done04/01/14 - In line for interview 04/03/14 - Case status change to scheduled for interview04/10/14 - interview letter rec'd 5/13/14 - interview 6/3/14 - in line for oath 6/30/14 - Scheduled for oath

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