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"hi experts, i have met my husband (US citizen) in 2007 through work when i was on a J-1 Visa, we officially started dating from 2009. shortly after i finished my J-1 program and left USA. from the time i left the USA until now it has been a year. i have been back to the USA 5 times on a B2 visa.

the last time i entered here was in June this summer, i was going to stay here for 3 weeks then will be back to Europe after.( i have brought returning ticket) i have done this 4 times already. but the time has come he proposed to me in July. and i said yes to him:) his family has arranged a wedding for us in Aug. we filed I 130 and I 485 in Oct. everything seems going well so far. and i believe that my husband and i will be having an interview with USCIS at the end of the AOS process is this correct? and during the interview what kind of question we will be questioned? according to my case is there anything i need to be aware of before i go to the interview? has anyone here experienced same thing like me/or adjust status successfully from B2 status? if so will you give me some advices please? i am really new to this. i am very happy to be with my husband and excited to plan the future with him together but on the other hand every time when we about future i feel scared because i am not sure if i can get my status adjusted or not. please help. thank you ! " i have posted this on Nov 21 and got huge help from you guys!!!

it has been 2 months and i finally received my AOS interview notice, my interview is scheduled on Mar 9th.

i feel extremely nervous right now. i dont know what needs to be done or aware of inorder to get the interview well prepared. wish could get some help here.

thank you guys

Emmy.


10/26/10 Sent out

10/28/10 Arrived in Chicago

11/08/10 NOA for ( I-130/I-485/ I-765/ I-131)

11/08/1o Biometrics appointment Notice received in mail

11/22/10 Biometrics taken

11/23/10 All cases touched

01/06/11 I-131 received in mail

01/14/11 I-765 received in mail

01/14/11 I-765 and I-131 touched

01/28/11 Interview notice recieved in mail (March 9th is the day)

02/01/11 I-485 touched

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Hello, Emmy! I am preparing to adjust my status from B2, too, however, I cannot help you about giving tips during interview. All I can say is that do not be scared. You will be alright. You are doing the legal thing.

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Hi Emmy,

There are a lot of reviews here on interview experiences, click on the reviews tabs and choose the state where you're at or the guides and you can also use the search button if you want.

We had our interview last Feb. 8, and there is no clear cut way to find out what they will ask you. My husband and I run through our immigration paperworks the night before and felt that we didn't really need to "review" our love story because we have been living together for more than 2 years before we got married. On the day of the interview, we were caught off guard because none of the questions were about our courtship even our wedding. It was all about my daughter from a previous relationship. He knows her but not that much as she is in the Philippines. He just knows her basic info like bday and name and the plans that we have when she gets here. All in all it was a very good interview, very pleasant and comfortable. We hit a bump but we were able to overcome it. A couple with a legit relationship will not have a hard time overcoming questions that they have not prepared for. If there's anything, honesty really is the best policy in this situation, because they're able to see through you, your actions and interactions.

Bring all the documents they asked for.

I wish you all the best on your interview. :)


AOS from B1B2

06/14/10 – Mailed I-130, 485,765,824

06/16/10 – Delivered to Chicago Lockbox

06/22/10 – Received texts & email routed to NBC

06/24/10 – Checks cashed for I-130, 485, 765, 824

06/26/10 – NOA1 for I-130, 485,765, 824

07/17/10 – Received hard copy of RFE 485

08/16/10 – Sent RFE response

08/19/10 – RFE delivered to NBC

08/20/10 – Case resumed online

09/24/10 – Called USCIS Biometrics Service Request

10/04/10 – Received Service request letter

10/27/10 – Infopass Appt. for Biometrics

11/05/10 – Called USCIS for Biometrics

11/22/10 – Called USCIS Biometrics Service Request

11/23/10 – Wrote & Mail Letter to Congresswoman

12/06/10 – Received Biometrics Letter after 5 months…FINALLY!!!

12/14/10 – Biometrics Done!!

12/15/10 - Card Production Ordered - Online Status-YEHEYY!!!:))

12/28/10 - Received EAD Card!!! Yahoo!! :))

12/30/10 - Applied for SSN

01/03/11 - Received SSN

01/06/11 - Received Interview Letter!! Yahoo!! Feb. 8 it is!!

01/08/11 - Interview Approved!Green Card Stamped on Passport!!

01/14/11 - Approval Notice I-130 & Welcome Letter!

01/18/11 - Received Green Card in the mail..

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Daughter's CR-2 Timeline http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.php?app=core&module=usercp&tab=members&area=aboutme

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My husband adjusted from a B2. Our full interview experience is under August 2010 filers, but in short, they asked us for a very detailed history of our relationship together, asked me a ton of questions about my ex-husband, and asked for all our evidence. It took about an hour. They didn't ask one question about why my husband overstayed, if he had worked here, or anything like that. It was more an interview of ME (the USC) than of him!


OUR TIMELINE

I am the USC, husband is adjusting from B2.

ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS

08.06.2010 - Sent off I-485
08.25.2010 - NOA hard copies received (x4), case status available online: 765, 131, 130.
10.15.2010 - RFE received: need 2 additional photos for AP.
10.18.2010 - RFE response sent certified mail
10.21.2010 - Service request placed for biometrics
10.25.2010 - RFE received per USCIS
10.26.2010 - Text/email received - AP approved!
10.28.2010 - Biometrics appointment received, dated 10/22 - set for 11/19 @ 3:00 PM
11.01.2010 - Successful biometrics walk-in @ 9:45 AM; EAD card sent for production text/email @ 2:47 PM! I-485 case status now available online.
11.04.2010 - Text/Email (2nd) - EAD card sent for production
11.08.2010 - Text/Email (3rd) - EAD approved
11.10.2010 - EAD received
12.11.2010 - Interview letter received - 01.13.11
01.13.2011 - Interview - no decision on the spot
01.24.2011 - Approved! Card production ordered!

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS

11.02.2012 - Mailed I-751 packet to VSC
11.08.2012 - Checks cashed
11.10.2012 - NOA1 received, dated 11.06.2012
11.17.2012 - Biometrics letter received for 12.05.2012
11.23.2012 - Successful early biometrics walk-in

05.03.2013 - Approved! Card production ordered!

CITIZENSHIP

Filing in November 2013

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Hi Emmy,

There are a lot of reviews here on interview experiences, click on the reviews tabs and choose the state where you're at or the guides and you can also use the search button if you want.

We had our interview last Feb. 8, and there is no clear cut way to find out what they will ask you. My husband and I run through our immigration paperworks the night before and felt that we didn't really need to "review" our love story because we have been living together for more than 2 years before we got married. On the day of the interview, we were caught off guard because none of the questions were about our courtship even our wedding. It was all about my daughter from a previous relationship. He knows her but not that much as she is in the Philippines. He just knows her basic info like bday and name and the plans that we have when she gets here. All in all it was a very good interview, very pleasant and comfortable. We hit a bump but we were able to overcome it. A couple with a legit relationship will not have a hard time overcoming questions that they have not prepared for. If there's anything, honesty really is the best policy in this situation, because they're able to see through you, your actions and interactions.

Bring all the documents they asked for.

I wish you all the best on your interview. :)

hi pixie77! just want to ask what documents did the officer/s actually asked for during your interview? :)


12-16-2010 (Day 1) I-485, I-130, I-131 and I-I-765 applications sent to USCIS received
12-27-2010 (Day 11) NOAs received thru USPS plus Biometrics schedule for 1/12/2011 @ Michigan City IN and Rejection Notice for I-131.
01-05-2011 (Day 20) I-131 Refiled
01-12-2011 (Day 27) Biometrics completed in 10 minutes (whereas the drive is 1.5 hrs one-way, thanks to snowstorm in IN)
01-31-2011 (Day 46) RFE received (received via email alert)
02-22-2011 (Day 68) Response to RFE received by USCIS (received via email alert)
03-03-2011 (Day 77) EAD Card in Production (received via email alert)
03-14-2011 (Day 88) EAD/AP Combo Card Received
04-14-2011 (Day 121) Interview, Approved!
04-18-2011 (Day 125) E-mail alert received for Card/Document Production
04-23-2011 (Day 130) Green card in the mail
Removing Conditions
01/14/2013 (Day 1) Mailed out I-751 documents to CA Service Center
01/22/2013 (Day 8) Received Receipt Notice
02/13/2013 (Day 30) Biometrics Schedule @ Michigan City, IN

06/19/2013 (Day 156) E-mail alert received for Card Production

06/29/2013 (Day 166) Received card in the mail

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hi pixie77! just want to ask what documents did the officer/s actually asked for during your interview?

Hi Banoinks,

I was only asked for my passport when she was ready to stamped it with my greencard and she took my I-94. She did not ask for any other document, we werent even able to touch our small suitcase full of evidences, not even the pictures. It is different for every couple and I think it depends on the evidences you submit. Ours was more talking than showing of any document.

Good Luck!! :)

Edited by pixie77

AOS from B1B2

06/14/10 – Mailed I-130, 485,765,824

06/16/10 – Delivered to Chicago Lockbox

06/22/10 – Received texts & email routed to NBC

06/24/10 – Checks cashed for I-130, 485, 765, 824

06/26/10 – NOA1 for I-130, 485,765, 824

07/17/10 – Received hard copy of RFE 485

08/16/10 – Sent RFE response

08/19/10 – RFE delivered to NBC

08/20/10 – Case resumed online

09/24/10 – Called USCIS Biometrics Service Request

10/04/10 – Received Service request letter

10/27/10 – Infopass Appt. for Biometrics

11/05/10 – Called USCIS for Biometrics

11/22/10 – Called USCIS Biometrics Service Request

11/23/10 – Wrote & Mail Letter to Congresswoman

12/06/10 – Received Biometrics Letter after 5 months…FINALLY!!!

12/14/10 – Biometrics Done!!

12/15/10 - Card Production Ordered - Online Status-YEHEYY!!!:))

12/28/10 - Received EAD Card!!! Yahoo!! :))

12/30/10 - Applied for SSN

01/03/11 - Received SSN

01/06/11 - Received Interview Letter!! Yahoo!! Feb. 8 it is!!

01/08/11 - Interview Approved!Green Card Stamped on Passport!!

01/14/11 - Approval Notice I-130 & Welcome Letter!

01/18/11 - Received Green Card in the mail..

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Daughter's CR-2 Timeline http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.php?app=core&module=usercp&tab=members&area=aboutme

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Hello, Emmy! I am preparing to adjust my status from B2, too, however, I cannot help you about giving tips during interview. All I can say is that do not be scared. You will be alright. You are doing the legal thing.

thank you for your support. best luck to you!


10/26/10 Sent out

10/28/10 Arrived in Chicago

11/08/10 NOA for ( I-130/I-485/ I-765/ I-131)

11/08/1o Biometrics appointment Notice received in mail

11/22/10 Biometrics taken

11/23/10 All cases touched

01/06/11 I-131 received in mail

01/14/11 I-765 received in mail

01/14/11 I-765 and I-131 touched

01/28/11 Interview notice recieved in mail (March 9th is the day)

02/01/11 I-485 touched

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Hi Emmy,

There are a lot of reviews here on interview experiences, click on the reviews tabs and choose the state where you're at or the guides and you can also use the search button if you want.

We had our interview last Feb. 8, and there is no clear cut way to find out what they will ask you. My husband and I run through our immigration paperworks the night before and felt that we didn't really need to "review" our love story because we have been living together for more than 2 years before we got married. On the day of the interview, we were caught off guard because none of the questions were about our courtship even our wedding. It was all about my daughter from a previous relationship. He knows her but not that much as she is in the Philippines. He just knows her basic info like bday and name and the plans that we have when she gets here. All in all it was a very good interview, very pleasant and comfortable. We hit a bump but we were able to overcome it. A couple with a legit relationship will not have a hard time overcoming questions that they have not prepared for. If there's anything, honesty really is the best policy in this situation, because they're able to see through you, your actions and interactions.

Bring all the documents they asked for.

I wish you all the best on your interview. :)

your intgerview seems very good, i just get supper nervous when it comes to interview for absolutely no reseans.... hope i can get through this

thanks for sharing your experience with me :)

Edited by Emmy Robert

10/26/10 Sent out

10/28/10 Arrived in Chicago

11/08/10 NOA for ( I-130/I-485/ I-765/ I-131)

11/08/1o Biometrics appointment Notice received in mail

11/22/10 Biometrics taken

11/23/10 All cases touched

01/06/11 I-131 received in mail

01/14/11 I-765 received in mail

01/14/11 I-765 and I-131 touched

01/28/11 Interview notice recieved in mail (March 9th is the day)

02/01/11 I-485 touched

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My husband adjusted from a B2. Our full interview experience is under August 2010 filers, but in short, they asked us for a very detailed history of our relationship together, asked me a ton of questions about my ex-husband, and asked for all our evidence. It took about an hour. They didn't ask one question about why my husband overstayed, if he had worked here, or anything like that. It was more an interview of ME (the USC) than of him!

wow!!! i wish my interviewer will ask my husband more questions he is a better interviewee than i am. at least he does not get nervous easily.

congrats on your AOS!!!


10/26/10 Sent out

10/28/10 Arrived in Chicago

11/08/10 NOA for ( I-130/I-485/ I-765/ I-131)

11/08/1o Biometrics appointment Notice received in mail

11/22/10 Biometrics taken

11/23/10 All cases touched

01/06/11 I-131 received in mail

01/14/11 I-765 received in mail

01/14/11 I-765 and I-131 touched

01/28/11 Interview notice recieved in mail (March 9th is the day)

02/01/11 I-485 touched

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wow!!! i wish my interviewer will ask my husband more questions he is a better interviewee than i am. at least he does not get nervous easily.

congrats on your AOS!!!

Thank you. :) I think you'll be fine, they expect some nervousness. The interviewer did go back and forth some with the history of our relationship - ie she mostly asked me, but then she'd pause and ask my husband a random question about it to make sure we both knew what we were talking about. As long as you're legit you've got nothing to worry about!


OUR TIMELINE

I am the USC, husband is adjusting from B2.

ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS

08.06.2010 - Sent off I-485
08.25.2010 - NOA hard copies received (x4), case status available online: 765, 131, 130.
10.15.2010 - RFE received: need 2 additional photos for AP.
10.18.2010 - RFE response sent certified mail
10.21.2010 - Service request placed for biometrics
10.25.2010 - RFE received per USCIS
10.26.2010 - Text/email received - AP approved!
10.28.2010 - Biometrics appointment received, dated 10/22 - set for 11/19 @ 3:00 PM
11.01.2010 - Successful biometrics walk-in @ 9:45 AM; EAD card sent for production text/email @ 2:47 PM! I-485 case status now available online.
11.04.2010 - Text/Email (2nd) - EAD card sent for production
11.08.2010 - Text/Email (3rd) - EAD approved
11.10.2010 - EAD received
12.11.2010 - Interview letter received - 01.13.11
01.13.2011 - Interview - no decision on the spot
01.24.2011 - Approved! Card production ordered!

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS

11.02.2012 - Mailed I-751 packet to VSC
11.08.2012 - Checks cashed
11.10.2012 - NOA1 received, dated 11.06.2012
11.17.2012 - Biometrics letter received for 12.05.2012
11.23.2012 - Successful early biometrics walk-in

05.03.2013 - Approved! Card production ordered!

CITIZENSHIP

Filing in November 2013

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